Merana Little, legally named Merana Shenqing Ci [they/them or she/her] is a 2015-introduced original character, avid saxophone enthusiast, and aspiring author. They are destined to be the next Rusalka from the opera of the same name by Antonín Leopold Dvořák. They are currently attending their Second Year (otherwise known as Legacy Year) at Ever After High.
Growing up with Death's presence at their shoulder, and worse, the guarantee that Death was indeed there, Merana holds a twisted view of their purpose in life. They hesitate to let go of a self-conceived notion of their inferiority, however detrimental it may be. Irrational as it is, Merana finds romance in despair and trades what is the right choice for what is a momentary distraction. At times they can be overzealous in their aspirations, hungry for whatever accomplishment they can get before their early demise. Because of this, Merana is simultaneously hopelessly idealistic with self-standards, and distrustful of what the future will bring.
Even though Merana worries each new day, most notably for their identity and their future, they hold themself nonchalantly, preferring to cry into their covers. For the time being, they grace themselves with a cover of mirthful light and sharp wit, lovely light waves hiding troubled waters. And though Merana wishes they were not so uncertain all the time, not so selfish and unwilling to accept, they cannot find it within themselves to break from their reverie.
Merely what appears to be yet another Little Mermaid variant in the grand scheme of things, Merana worries for her sense of identity and the pressure of Destiny and Co. Among dozens of other fated-to-die water-themed teens, she feels as if taking on a destiny has caused her to change greatly from who she was, and who she wants to be. She feels counterfeit, like a shadow of the real Merana, like her purpose is obsolete. However, a substantial fear of failure still seems real enough apparently. Merana has an obsession with self-improvement, and desires success, whatever that may entail.
There is a clear divide between the kind of person Merana aspires to be and who she is with her guard down. Growing up consuming media featuring particularly jaded lone wolves made Merana fall in love with a persona she has built to fit herself into. The prodigy distant from everyone else, the cynic pulling badassery out of their perfectly written and edited character arcs, and someone who she should aspire to be. Her romantic nature combined with her want of admiration and attention has led her to subconsciously try and fit into the role better, even forcing herself to put up the facade. And over the years, it has come more and more naturally to her.
The identity Merana strives to be half her waking moments is wry, remarking on daily incidents with oh-so-seemingly blasé comments, handling everything life throws at them with cheek, dramatic flair, and morbid humor. She excels in all areas, garnering praise and trust from her elders, inspiring awe in her peers, while treating the matter as if it was not enough. She must raise her eyebrows at the most opportune moments, scoff and murmur, half-lidded eyes bearing boredom and absolute superiority, win all arguments and always have a snappy one-liner ready. And, exist as if personal lighting, make-up, sound, and wardrobe crews were with her at all times.
Very much so not this persona she exhibits, Merana is uncomfortably aware that she's changing her behavior to put on this cold and harsh front. And though being true to herself and having people genuinely admire her is somewhat of a goal, Merana enjoys the feeling of being superior, this passive-aggressiveness, and meanness because she's a frustrated teenager. As you would expect, the harshness of this persona has seeped into Merana and incorporated itself into her personality.
Merana, when she is not trying to embody a TV Tropes page, is expressive to a large degree. Usually, the heart on her sleeve isn't covered with a leather jacket. She's easily excitable at the mention of her interests, easily frustrated when she is disrupted, and all too easily nervous when faced with just about anything. Through smiles and narrowed eyes and movement and energy and irritated huffs, Merana lets herself crack open a cold bottled emotion.
However, her issues with self-image and identity are also noticeably apparent with the loss of her pretense. Merana craves attention and praise, she idealizes being put on a pedestal, and she becomes desperate when there's a noticeable lack of validation. There have been many points in time where Merana had deliberately manipulated other people into supplying praise.
Merana, having been awarded a prestigious destiny because of hard work, glamorizes high self-standards. By nature she is an over-achiever, eager to improve and with no shortage of a telltale perfectionist attitude. However, she often pushes this to the extreme, wanting to better her skills so much that she gets overwhelmed with what she perceives as the quota. Not to mention, she has such high standards for herself, disguising them as expectations of others, that she becomes unhealthily obsessed with her work.
After competing with others for so long, Merana developed the mindset that if she were not up to par, whatever that may be, she would fail, whatever that may be. Her feelings of helplessness and dependency when she was younger were self-interpreted as weaknesses, consequently she started feeling like she was weak. To deal with this, she finds comfort in success, usually in academics, subconsciously trying to find peace through attention.
She also tends to overthink anything and everything, getting nervous and fussing over the smallest details. Partly because of her ever-embellishing nature and partly because she's kind of pretentious. Because she gravitates towards much too grandiose ideas for simple situations, she ends up running herself exhausted. Merana has bouts of laziness where she indulges in her idealist tendencies and writes a whole future in her head.
Merana's self-consciousness and easy embarrassment also rears its ugly head in her pride. For all she pretends, Merana is actually really sensitive to criticism and insults, and being aware of that piles shame and guilt onto her ego. She tells herself that as an aspiring composer. acceptance of criticism is an important skill, and yet tears form every time someone raises their voice at her.
The grand culmination of all this overthinking, pretentiousness, and perfectionism is a very high-strung student. Merana lets things get to her way too easily, and can lash out at the people around her when even something small happens. It's especially difficult to deal with when you're already attending a school that is currently contemplating the validity of a widely-accepted metaphysical law. Thus, Merana can come off as bossy, self-centered, and too invested in this group project like it's not big of a deal wth clam down
To wrap up, Merana's kind of a nervous wreck that manages to keep everything under wraps by distracting people with spontaneous wordplay and humor. You could compare her to the voltage potential of a neuron: bouncing frequently between highs and lows. Although she puts on a disinterested front, she's quite emotional and more affected by things than she lets on. Part of her dreams big and part of her wonders about the point, seeing as she still might have to die. We can only hope she'll find what makes her happy before her death, whether it be a few years or a few decades down the road.
In their more humanoid form, Merana looks like a taller than average teenager of Chinese descent. They have a more feminine appearance, though their style is rather androgynous. In terms of skin color, they have a medium to light complexion with a neutral tone and a naturally darker dorsal (back) side due to their aquatic heritage. Keratosis pilaris forms of harmless little bumps near her shoulders.Merana stands at 5'7" (170 cm) without heels, a fact they are very proud of. They have somewhat broad shoulders that they occasionally showcase with posture that isn't terrible and the god-given proportions of long legs. While they enjoy athletic activities, their build rarely strays from "kinda toned but not really". Any muscle that they do have is hidden underneath a soft stomach and squishy thighs. Sometimes they wear a binder and sometimes they don't! It really depends on the day.
Their face is rather round and still chubby, retaining baby fat. When crying, respiring anaerobically, cold, or a mixture of all three, they get really rosy. Merana has a slightly flatter nose, unplucked (but not thick) eyebrows, and lips that usually have some sort of balm on them due to their dryness.
Their eyes seem to be black but they're actually very dark brown with flecks of almost glowing orange here and there. Upon close inspection the iris resembles a fishbowl filled with inky water sloshing about. Sometimes, magic fluctuations can bring out the orange.They are framed with long dark lashes.
For pretty much all their life, Merana has had a short bob, with cute blunt bangs as a kid, later becoming an emo side part and a sloping trim. Recently though, they've cut it shorter on one side, trimming it into short fluffy strands. They've also dyed it in a black to turquoise ombre, leaving natural roots. With a lot of hair care, their hair has fortunately stayed healthy.
Merana also has several piercings. She has the usual two lobes and an industrial on her right ear. She really enjoys finding nautical themed earrings and her favorite anchor industrial earring was specially commissioned as a reward for winning her destiny. In the future Merana will get a tattoo or two, and she's already started planning what they will be.
Recently, she's been experimenting with beauty products! Merana's go to makeup look is some lip tint, eyeliner, and highlighter around her waterline. She actually finds makeup interesting, especially over-the-top eye makeup, but finds it sort of intimidating to start.
Merfolk FormCurrently, Merana does not have a set species that her appearance is inspired by.
Merana's human-merfolk transformation kind of exists on a slider, if that makes any sense. They are able to control it for the most part, meaning that they can decide on legs or tail. But oftentimes more otherworldly aspects will crop up in their human form and vice versa naturally. To this, they usually don't bother attempting to consciously change it since they see it as "it is what it is".
In their most humanoid form possible, they have gill scars on their neck and outlines of or actual scales here and there. As the slider moves up, fins appear on the Merana's forearms and calves, growing larger and more prominent. The legs-to-tail transformation is a binary however, otherwise it would be. very. unpractical. Further changes are functionality of gills, slightly glowy eyes with black-green irises, and a more prominent dorsal to ventral skin tone gradient.
Their fins are translucent black, darkening at the tips. The shape is a long and rather crumpled sort of affair, jagged but droopy, soft to the touch. You'd think they'd be a nuisance in the water but they're surprisingly hydrodynamic.
Her tail is about 7 feet, or 2 meters, not counting the tail fin, average for her age. The scales are glassy black with silver undertones, and in some lighting you can clearly see dappled areas of faint traces of emerald. The tail fin starts out as translucent silvery-green and ends majestically in translucent silvery-black, spanning about 3 feet in width and 2 feet in length.
Her skin takes on a slightly silver tint, black darkening her remaining limbs, and her teeth take on a shark-like aspect. MerMer's eyes glow more luminously, and her movements are smoother. Silver green scales can be found here and there, around her arms and neck. She is able to do as she does on land in the water. Except, y'know. Walk. And everything associated with walking.
Music is one of Merana's more recent interests, but it's quickly becoming her favorite. While she learned traditional merfolk instruments before, her delving into composing music didn't start until she entered Ever After High. production, composition, and playing. Plays multiple saxophones. too shy to sing tbh which is ironic
Merana's interest in fashion begins when they see just how the rest of the Littles dress. As they felt severely out of place, they started putting more time into curating a new look in order to fit in with their new royal family. They genuinely enjoy customizing items to make them unique, especially if they were cheap in the first place. As a result, Merana has a good eye for when clothing can be changed into something more desirable. Recently, they haven't done much besides a few pieces. While none of the school's other royalty would probably notice/care, Merana would feel embarrassed about being dressed unsuavely, as they're royal by title. Therefore, a lot of the customizing they do now is to reassure themself that no one is judging them, rather than partly for their own enjoyment like before.
Cooking and Writing (About Food)
Lately, Merana's interest in her sirenic roots has also manifested in an interest in traditional food. (insert cool fantasy food ideas) this really just ties into the cooking thing but she likes writing about food. not even necessarily recipes, jsut about food. likes describing food. maybe put out a recipe book one day?
compulsory ballet classes, but likes all sorts of dance. will do a lil shimmy. Mostly into energetic, acrobatic dances, not too much into slow stuff. Ex: swing, hip-hop, tap. only recently branch out and take interest. dance is an important piece of merfolk culture and she started it in a desperate attempt to reconnect with her roots more
This interest isn't so much as being on stage herself as it is watching other people partake in it. From a young age, Merana has been mesmerized by theatre. After she recieved her destiny, her parents took her to every show they could in order to make her story more familiar to her. Thus with musicals, plays, operas, and ballets, Merana cultivated her love for theater.
While Merana has watched people on stage and secretly expressed a desire to be like them, she'd always been too shy to . Perhaps this will change in the future, after some surprising revelations. Merana's always been a good actor, after all.
The most obvious ability of Merana is being able to turn their legs into a tail. As a magical creature they are granted a couple of differences in addition to this. Merana heals slightly quicker than the average human, and their senses are heightened. For example, Merana has unnaturally sharp eyesight, a more aware sense of touch, and can pick up more subtle scents. Their hearing however, is slightly impaired, since it isn't very utilized in the life of a merfolk. This means that they really struggle musically with perfect pitch, and oftentimes find it easier to communicate through text rather than speaking.
Speaking of merfolk life, Merana is fluent in the sirenic language, or at least the dialect in their area. Underwater, the language requires careful interpretation of vibrations from sound waves and signing as an accompaniment. It's neither efficient nor understandable on land, and so on calls to home they'll take them in a pool or just speak in the common tongue. For this reason many merfolk tend to be good at the common tongue. If not that, they have an understanding of the language and some broken Sirenglish.
Merana also has an odd way of crying, in which her tears are literally scales. No tear drops form, instead, her under eye area blossoms with silver-green scales. This interesting phenomenon is actually the result of natural selection. Tears were not visible underwater, and so it was often hard to track distressed merchildren or wounded merfolk. Everyone was also emotionally constipated because of a culture that favored appearance of strength and distancing oneself from feelings. By being unable to physically see distress this way, contact with humans were awkward and negotiations were hard to pull through. Scientists believe that this trait appeared due to magic but spread through populations naturally. These scale tears are often mentioned in local creation myths. In any case, the scales require her to wipe at them to get rid of them, just like tears. They crumble into silver-green powder, then disappear after that.
Merana expresses her concern for a recently discovered ability in the "magic touch" section of her infobox.
How The Story Goes
How Does Merana Fit Into it?
The previous Rusalka (insert link here to new character later) disappeared after her story had ended, leaving behind no contact information, and more importantly, no heir. When the Fairytale Authorities finally found her, forcefully expelled her from the gloomy bog she was residing in, and reminded her of her duties as a legacy, she refused to cooperate, causing a massive magical implosion at the area.
Some common local gossip is that she renounced her title as Rusalka and as the princess and heir to the lake, discarding her magic. Others will argue "no no, that was intentionally spread by the authorities, using the controversial action of renouncing her title to corner her. They have her in custody- no they're still searching for her! She's still on the run! and they're utilizing their influence. If she doesn't cooperate she'll lose her title and inheritance and if she does- well, that's good for them, eh?" Still others will say "aw, come off it! She's definitely in custody, don't you know who was in the sect that met with her? They had these crazy rookies! Look, I heard one of 'em took out her right eye! And she's in that secret government-protected prison now and she's- aww she's a tough cookie she's not budgin'! No sirree, no torture could make her submit to the devil's will. And-"
Anyways, there was a more important matter at hand: a new Rusalka was needed.
...Well, perhaps the matter was not so important, seeing as how the situation was left unresolved for many years after that faithful encounter. It was only due to the urgings by one of the smaller branches of the White family that a new Rusalka was called for at all.
Enter: Merana, 9 years old. A resident of one of the smaller, quieter lakes of the New World Possesses ability to have legs, currently undergoing an education on land with supplementary merfolk classes on weekends. Born, and here's the interesting part, to parents without destinies.
There was a relatively large ruckus made of the (then) current Rusalka disappearing. In the history of Ever After this event was not considered too prominent on the rebellion scene as it had a small public reaction, because of the insignificance of the story. Regardless of the substantial amount of news publicizing the issue, there were other concerns that greatly overshadowed it. In any case, any shock that was present was quickly replaced with excitement when the DCA was announced.
The Destiny Compatibility Assessment, or the DCA, was less of a standardized test and more of a competition. It allowed parents to enroll their kids into a two week program where they would be evaluated on their compatibility with the Rusalka destiny. The children participating in the test had to meet certain requirements, and throughout the duration of the weeks would need to prove their "destiny fitness", so to speak. The requirements were tailored to the needs of the story: female, nature spirit associated with water, strongly tied to their heritage, so on and so forth.
merana gets it hmmm
- Even though Merana's sirenic roots are not of those rooted in singing to seduce sailors, she still holds interest in music. Why? Because their story is an opera! Furthermore, their interest goes beyond singing and delves into composition and performance of music, seeing as operas have both of those components. Merana plays instruments that are generally used as accompaniments to a theater performance.
- Merana's shyness and reluctance to be on stage or sing is ironic considering that her destiny involves both being on stage and singing. ...Or does it? Is her destiny to be the actress or to live out the life of Rusalka? How does she know it's an opera then? Could she technically go through with her destiny as an actress instead and bypass dying through this loophole?
- Adding onto that, Merana's desire to act like a cool tough guy is well. Acting. Which is (kinda) part of the role she is destined for.
Viewpoint on Destiny
The older Merana gets, the more unsure she becomes of her destiny. In the beginning, she was thrilled to have been granted such a prestigious honor, happy to make her family proud. Young as she was and eager to prove herself, she jumped at the chance to elevate her family's social class and partake in a fate grander than herself. Now, Merana finds it harder and harder to hide her discomfort.
Her destiny has put a strain on her relationship with her family too.
Merana was born Merana Shenqing Ci. In real-life, she would be of Chinese descent, and so she has a Chinese name: 刺深清.Her middle name is just the romanization of her Chinese name 深清. Similarly, her last name is also the romanization of 刺. 刺深清 is spelled cì shēnqīng in Mandarin romanization. Remember that in China the last name appears first!
Merana is a name of Italian origin, meaning "woman of the waters". It was chosen for obvious reasons.
深 itself means "deep" and the character is used in conjunction with other characters to form phrases like "profound" and "dark", referencing the dark nature of the story. 清 means "clear" and can form phrases like "clean" and "quiet", referencing what water is often associated with being. These two meanings kind of contradict each other, since they're not typically thought to be on the same page.
The three dots on the left side of both characters is the water radical, again, chosen for obvious reasons. Without the water radical, 清 becomes 青, meaning "blue-green" or "black". 深 without the water radical is 罙, which is pronounced differently and apparently either has no meaning or also means deep??? This is relevant to Merana because it's a mess and Merana is also a mess.
刺 means many things, and is translated as "spine", "thorn", "sting", "prick", etc. However it's also used as a term for the very fine bones of a fish.
After her coronation as the new Rusalka, Merana took on the last name Little. However, she finds herself more and more uncomfortable with using it, and deeply wishes she could return to her original name. She's too scared to bring it up though, especially in the presence of the Little Kingdom.
She has a nickname, MerMer, that quite a few people know her by and call her, though she prefers only her close friends to use it.
|Period 1||Geografairy||Princess Design||Geografairy||Geografairy|
|Period 2||Tale-gebra II||Geografairy||Tale-gebra II||Tale-gebra II|
|Period 3||Advanced Placement Bi-ogre-y||Advanced Placement Bi-ogre-y||Advanced Placement Bi-ogre-y||Advanced Placement Bi-ogre-y|
|Period 4||Princessology I||Introductory Muse-ic Theory||Princessology I||Princessology I|
|Period 5||Honors Creative Storytelling I||Princessology||Honors Creative Storytelling I||Honors Creative Storytelling I|
|Period 8||Princess Design||Tale-gebra II||Princess Design||Tale-gebra II||Princess Design|
|Period 9||Introductory Muse-ic Theory||Honors Creative Storytelling I||Introductory Muse-ic Theory||Honors Creative Storytelling I||Introductory Muse-ic Theory|
During Freedom Year, Merana's classes are sorted into three categories: core classes, EAH specific classes, and electives. Core classes are kind of the Ever After equivalent to their real life counterparts, and include Advanced Placement Bi-ogre-y, Honors Creative Storytelling I, Tale-gebra II, and Geografairy. The destiny specific class is Princessology I. Because it's Freedom Year, Merana is able to pick electives. She chose Princess Design and Introductory Muse-ic Theory.
|Period 1||Princessology II||Princessology II||Princessology II||Princessology II||Princessology II|
|Period 2||Advanced Placement Chemythstry||Advanced Placement Muse-ic Theory||Advanced Placement Chemythstry||Advanced Placement Muse-ic Theory||Advanced Placement Chemythstry|
|Period 3||Advanced Placement Meropean Hi-story||Pre-Crownculus||Advanced Placement Meropean Hi-story||Pre-Crownculus||Advanced Placement Meropean Hi-story|
|Period 4||Advanced Placement Muse-ic Theory||Honors Magicology I||Advanced Placement Muse-ic Theory||Honors Magicology I||Advanced Placement Muse-ic Theory|
|Period 5||Honors Magicology I||Advanced Placement Meropean Hi-story||Honors Magicology I||Advanced Placement Meropean Hi-story||Honors Magicology I|
|Period 6||Pre-Crownculus||Advanced Placement Chemythstry||Pre-Crownculus||Advanced Placement Chemythstry||Pre-Crownculus|
|Period 10||Advanced Ballet||Advanced Ballet||Advanced Ballet||Advanced Ballet||Advanced Ballet|
Second Year is Legacy Year, and that means no electives! Goodbye, Princess Design, hello Advanced Ballet! Rusalka actually has dance sections, and so Merana is suddenly corraled into dance. To her surprise, she starts liking it! Her core classes this year are Advanced Placement Chemythstry, Pre-Crownculus, Advanced Placement Meropean Hi-story, and Honors Creative Storytelling II. Her destiny specific classes are Princessology II, Honors Magicology I, Advanced Placement Muse-ic Theory, and Advanced Ballet.
Advanced Placement Physhex, Advanced Placement Crownculus, Honors Advanced Allusions and Cross-Cultural References I, Advanced Placement History of Tall Tales I,
Princessology III, Honors Magicology II
Kingdom Management II- skipped straight ahead to this. struggles plenty since not having taken the I class, but is kind of debating whether they'll die so they want to be prepared for if they don't.
|Period 1||Throne Economics||Throne Economics||Throne Economics||Throne Economics||Throne Economics|
Honors Advanced Allusions and Cross-Cultural References II, Advanced Placement History of Tall Tales II, Advanced Placement Statishex
Honors Magicology III, Princessology IIII
Ever since she was a wee fry Merana has loved theatre. The actors and their art, the overexaggerated movements, the beautiful sets and the bright spotlight. Though she's never been brave enough to stand on the stage, Merana likes helping out with productions and seeing the show come to life. A big pet peeve is when the audience doesn't laugh at the funny parts. It's comedic genius, how could they not?!- Now, Merana reasons, her love of theatre is even more justified because her destiny is a theatre production.
She doesn't like to think about that though.
Big Bad-minton Club
Although Merana enjoys playing big bad-minton, perhaps even more so than swimming, she doesn't exactly have the time for it. And, the team captain is intimidating, so she has all the more reason not to join. Her skills have gotten pretty rusty from lack of use, so she's a bit embarrassed to start again now.
For obvious reasons, Merana likes swimming. She enjoys the feeling of being surrounded by water on all sides, hearing muffled and limbs weightless. Her favorite thing to do is sink to the bottom of the pool and lie there, looking at the lights dancing on the water's surface. It makes her feel at home again. Honestly, Merana thinks the best part about being on the swim team is that she gets exempted from Grimmnastics because of it.
Merana has a conflicted view of her parents, to say the least. She loves them but can't help get sick of their fighting. Sometimes they are supportive, sometimes they are unreasonable. Most of all, the circumstances of events that led to her getting her resented destiny heavily concerns her parents. will expand later. Of course on the other side they know nothing of her feelings and view her as a good daughter.
Desi - teetering on that friend/crush tightrope
Cop- are you ever just really gay for your friend pt 2
Dami - goth nerds unite
Dery- ooh gay
Adoette- juxtaposition. merana is not aware of (insert name here)'s somewhat hostile feelings towards her.
hum de dum
Mererid- During the Animal Calling lesson, Merana received a magical ship figurehead she named Mererid. Mererid is a magical creature as it is an enchanted piece of sea treasure. don't read please
As they are considered royal by title, though not blood, Merana makes an effort to dress well. They tend to gravitate towards a color palette of blues, greens, and varying shades of black. Nautical motifs are often utilized, like anchors, seashells, ocean waves, etc. Most if not all of what Merana wears is customized in some way. Due to their interest in fashion, they enjoy going to thrift stores and picking out items to add a personal touch to.
Merana wears a charcoal double-breasted waistcoat with gray pinstripes that is buttoned in the front with two rows of small silver anchor-shaped buttons. The waistcoat's collar is black. Attached to back are long pieces of floaty white/blue fabric that function as tailcoats. Underneath this she wears a white blouse with oversized flowy sleeves that are each puffed out before being gathered at the wrist. A gradient of white to blue-green patterned with sea foam occurs from the shoulders to the wrists. The blouse has a ruffled collar tinted blue nears the ends, tied with a long blue-green ribbon. The ribbon is thin, and the edges are rounded.
The blouse is tucked into black skinny jeans that have a silver scale pattern here and there. Her shoes are high-heeled platform boots that reach to over her knee. They are robin's egg blue in color, with a downturned cuff at the top that resemble foamy ocean waves. The heels and sole are made out of translucent turquoise sea glass, and the heels resemble upside down anchors. Delicate miniature chains made of the sea glass extend from them and run up the boots, twisting around them. Attached to the boots are knee guards/decorations that resemble black conch shells dusted with silver. They are kept in place by two strings of black pearls that attach to each side and drape across the back of her knees.
She carries her trustworthy enchanted umbrella with her at all times, relying on it to stay hydrated. It is patterned with thick black and white stripes on the outside, while the inside resembles a dark frothy whirlpool, constantly spraying small drops. There is a black ribbon loop attached to the dark wood handle for convenience's sake. If the situation calls for it, Merana would not hesitate to use her umbrella as a weapon.
Merana wears one of her mother's human gowns, but with her own twist. It is an off-the-shoulder turquoise dress with a sweetheart bodice. The straps are actually a piece of fishnet that loops around the shoulders, and is pinned to the waist. Her skirt is fairly normal until it reaches to just above her knee, where it separates into many layers of waves and ruffles, ranging from gradients: turquoise-cerulean, turquoise-emerald, turquoise- light blue, etc. creating an ocean illusion at the bottom. The bottom of the dress comes to around her shin and the back tapers behind to drag slightly on the ground.
Her belt is gold and encrusted like a mosaic with all the richest sapphires and turquoises and other blue jewels that fell into sea. She wears a tiara with matching earrings. It is also a heirloom accessory, along with her usual ring. However, the tiara has strings of black pearls that twist into her hair, which is in a fancy hairdo, half-up half-down. She wears a string of black pearls that winds itself around her left shoulder and neck for a necklace. Her shoes are gold high-heel sandals, with strings of pearls that lace up her calves and also drip on the floor. The heels are actually sculpted to form seahorses. For her cape, it is also ocean-patterned, and its tapered end is trimmed with white frills.
She wears only waterproof mascara but with a small hint of subtle clear lip gloss.
Merana wears a comfortable fluffy white hoodie with plush black conch shell-looking bunny ears attached on top. The inside of the shells/ears are robin's egg blue. The oversized sleeves uses cute blue seashells as elbow patches. There is also a blue drawstring for the hood with fluffy black pompoms attached to the ends. On the back the hoodie comes with a fluffy black pompom to look like a tail. Merana wears black leggings and a black T-shirt which can't be seen underneath the large hoodie.
She has a few extra items to accompany this. First, a pair of very fluffy blue and white striped socks. Second, a cute pair of light blue rabbit slippers that differ from the conventional bunny slippers. And last, but not least, a soft blue and white striped elastic headband with a bow plunked on top. Impractical for washing your face, but completely adorable!
Merana is not really one for showing skin, but is one for hydrodynamic efficiency so she wears a simple black racing suit of which the bottom half resembles small shorts. When not in the water, Merana dons a towel around her shoulders to dry off. The towel is a fluffy white with translucent turquoise bubbles patterning it. When in siren form the racing suit seamless blends into her tail.
Hat-tastic Tea Party
Merana wears a black blazer with the sleeves rolled up. One silver button engraved with a heart, spade, club, and diamond holding it together. Her fins are not visible. The collar is white, with turquoise detailing that looks like the suites of a card. The blazer tapers back into two coat-tails, the inside has the same pattern. The lining of the pockets are white, and the buttons on the sleeves are also white. Underneath the blazer is a white top with a sweetheart neckline, with small frills on the neckline. Merana wears a cobalt satin belt encrusted with black pearls on her top, under her blazer. She also wears an asymmetrical turquoise peplum attached to the belt. The peplum is shaped like this one, except the longer side only reachers to her knee. Small quantities of shimmering silver threads weave in and out of the peplum, to make it look like swirling silver waves are patterned on it. Under the peplum, she wears a short flouncy skirt with a gradient that goes from black to teal. The design of the skirt is flowy enough that it looks like poured tea. She wears mismatched stockings underneath, they reach to just below her mid-thigh. One is colored black with a white clubs and spades pattern. The other is wine-colored with white diamonds and hearts. They are attached using black garters.
Her hair is streaked with cobalt slashes. Accessories include ocean-gradient gloves with white lacy ruffles, and her slightly shimmering turquoise stiletto heels are decorated with a bow made out of a card on each toe. However, the bow is colored black, white, and wine instead. Placed on top of the card bow is a silver casino chip. She wears the same bow as a bowtie around her neck, secured by a cobalt choker. She also carries a dramatic fan made of four cards, all aces. Each of them are white with one of the suite types printed on them. Wine for diamonds and hearts, black for clubs and spades. Merana wears on top of her head a wide-brimmed black sunhat with a matching cobalt satin band. A peacock feather recolored wine is attached to the brim, along with two cards with a wine and white pattern. A teabag-shaped tote is slung across her shoulder, the straps silver and the material of the tote is cream and paper-like. Patterning of the suites are done on the tote in wine.
She has dramatic shimmery silver eyeshadow on, along with matching silver lip gloss. Her eyelids are dusted with a wine red, but the silver eyeshadow goes beyond that.
Through the Woods
will change but i quite like this haha
Merana's attire for Through the Woods is more medium/dark blue-based than her usual turquoise palette. Her hair is put in a side fishtail braid. Small strands of seaweed are braided along in her hair. She wears a turquoise gauze hooded cloak like Cerise's. It is held together with a black pearl clasp. There are emerald seaweed patterns on the cloak, along with cobalt blue gauze on the inside.
Under the cloak is a cobalt three-quarters sleeved fitted top decorated with leaf motifs. This particular motif consists of thin stripes of black going vertically on the top, with emerald leafs sprouting from the sides of the stripes. She also has a pair of black denim shorts with silver studs on the cobalt rolled-up bottoms and the belt loops. Black suspenders go over her shoulders, connected to the shorts. An emerald tie is threaded through the belt loops instead of a belt, tying together one one side. Some shimmery turquoise tights with black swirls and these hiking boots only thigh-high and cobalt-colored with small black pearls instead of the studs and silver laces complete the outfit.
She carries a navy blue lantern and a gold signal flare encrusted with black pearls.
Merana wears a cerulean and white gingham romper with puffy shorts. The straps of the romper are black pearls, and a ruffled strip of the gingham lies across the neckline of the romper. She wears white ankle boots with big cerulean bows on the side. Her hair is completely black, grown out slightly, and styled in a cute retro hairstyle.
On her head she wears a white starfish and black pearl string headpiece. Her picnic basket is shaped like a cobalt fish with its mouth as the opening, and a string of black pearls (of course) as the handle.
Fairest On Ice
merana in a sleek outfit with a long scarf trailing after her. two-toned hoodie (similar to the one in your closet fghjkl)
Way too Wonderland
A corset-ish top made of cards?
Royally Ever After
Something with this peplum
ooooh armor designs
It's like impossible to find songs for them.
- Merana is sapphic! they proceed to laugh because sapphic? like, the color, sapphire? blue? like them!
- They have a fear of losing their eyesight, or being visually impaired in general. Their vision is fine, however laying off the electronics would not hurt.
- honestly their birthday is a mess because none of the significant dates pertaining to her creation are water signs!
character arc!! living for herself!! figuring what she wants to do when she grows up!! burden of destiny to destinyless parents and an obscure tale, scared of poof!ing,
Her diary is here
Her mirror blog is here
They're both being renovated at the moment though...
If anyone wants to draw her, feel free to!