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MM: Karin Somemiya by obliro MM: Karin Somemiya by obliro
For the group :iconmorphos-metaphor:
Thankyou for all the people in Main Chatroom that answered my questions~ I hope I didn’t miss anything.
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Full Name:
Karin Somemiya 「花梨 染宮」

Age: 16
Height and Weight: 6' (183 cm), 179 lbs (81.5 kg)
Gender: Male
Year Level: Year Two

Weapon:
A sledgehammer with carbon fiber shaft.
:pointr: (Obviously) not a rare antique, he'd just buy another if one breaks.
:pointr: Karin is trained in traditional swordfighting and archery. Him choosing a sledgehammer, a crude, blunt instrument made to destroy things-- shows that part his psyche that doesn't care about the supposedly taught discipline, artistry and benevolence.

Arcana: [VII] Chariot
Persona: Minotaur
Arcana Rank: Rank One
Suit: Swords

Nationality: Japanese



PERSONALITY
Karin is polite, formal, detached--like a well-trained purebred horse. He’s friendly by default, helpful and would come to the rescue of strangers in distress, but that's more a practiced stance, he is is ‘supposed to’ be kind to everyone (unless they deserve otherwise). There’s always been a gap between the conduct he shows and things he was taught not to (partly because his family’s beliefs can be considered non-mainstream), and Karin has yet to find a way to bridge the two.

By most accounts, he’s a good son and student; his studies and grades are fine, and he knows how to be discreet about less-wholesome things. Because of the condition back home, his mother told him that as much as he can help it, never to let his weaknesses show, an advice he took to heart.

Likes:
:bulletred: The Somei, a hundreds-years old cherry tree venerated in his island hometown.
:bulletred: His island hometown.
:bulletred: Clear nights, cloudy (but not humid) days.
:bulletred: New years/ drawing Omikuji.
:bulletred: Wagashi, seafood, carrots, corn, meat.

Dislikes:
:bulletblack: Karin carries a strained relationship with his older brother Kazusa 「一桜」.
:bulletblack: Weak personalities.
:bulletblack: Getting sunburnt (his skin can develop freckles after excessive sun exposure, but the burning part bothers him more).
:bulletblack: Getting sick. Normally very healthy, but at the rare times he does get sick, he's rather grouchy.
:bulletblack: Slippery foods, green beans, pumpkin.



STRENGTHS
✚ Healthy and athletic.
✚ Durable, high pain/fatigue tolerance.
✚ Confident and certain.
✚ Friendly, socially well-adjusted.
✚ Dependable.
✚ Protective.
✚ School subjects: Mathematics, PE, History and Japanese Literature.



WEAKNESSES
▭ Arrogant, judgmental.
▭ Insensitive to (other people’s) jealousies and insecurities.
▭ Impatient.
▭ Impersonal.
▭ Discriminative to some.
▭ Can be abusive.
▭ School subjects: Art and Music.



HISTORY
The Somemiya is a western coast landlord family who made its fortune during the Meiji Restoration in shipping. An ancient, rather provincial lineage, it still quietly carries long-held (arguably questionable) traditions, beliefs and superstitions.

Now a multi-national freight forwarding enterprise, the company and main family are based on Yokohama and greater Tokyo metropolitan area. Karin, however, spent his first 12 years being raised in a remote island located in the heart of the clan's ancestral lands. His older brother (and presumed heir of the family) Kazusa has been frail since birth, and it was decided to raise him far from the polluted cities. 4 years later, Karin was born, a perfectly healthy child.

As things are, there are relatives who think the family (or themselves) would have more to gain if Karin (instead of Kazusa) succeed the name. Their mother tries to keep the ‘nonsense’ at minimum, but both brothers were nevertheless dragged into these adult concerns, which gradually sour their relationship.

Karin moving to Kirimori is the latest of the many attempts to lessen the tension at home. The town has a well-acknowledged highschool, a wholesome reputation, and he's trusted enough to live on his own. It is unclear how the boy feels about this (or even, whether he was the one suggested it).



TRIVIA
- Karin entered public education starting middle school in Yokohoma, having been home-tutored up to then along with Kazusa. It was an all-boys private school, but not a dormitory.
- His father married into the name, his mother Kazashi 「華」 is the matriarch of the family.
- The Minotaur persona fits his personality/ background in the way that it's a savage beast-man living inside (manmade) structures and boundaries.
- There's a tiny, very traditional village near the villa where the Somemiya brothers were raised.
- At the twilight of the Meiji period, someone planted white-petaled cherry trees all over the island, as if populating the place so Somei would not be the only one growing there.



RP SAMPLE
His name was called, and he stood up from his seat. A tall, fair boy, neatly short champagne hair parted on the side.

“I’m Somemiya Karin,” he opened, “Those who were in the same homeroom last year already know, but I lived in Yokohama before coming here,” smiling, “I don’t like pumpkins. I hope we get along.”
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Nikae Mar 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Hot damn, this is some good looking app art. The details... That persona. Much wow. :faint:
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sighlol Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this guy's amazing, and I just really like how you integrated noh masks into the persona * __ *
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Ah ma gawwwd , Karin is attractive regarding both looks and personality. I like your drawing style a lot and I see so much potential for character development. What also caught my eye is the old cherry tree, a beautiful motive... Well done! *_*
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cherubchan Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello there,

o v o /

Gomen for another comment on this but this is in regards to the Uniform regulations set in HHS.
As stated in morphos-metaphor.deviantart.co…, it's come to our attention that your OC doesn't have the compulsory red tie on him.

Quoting 'The red tie is part of the uniform and must be worn at all times.', it would be great if you could add it to your character!

Thank you for your time!! o v o 
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cherubchan Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
SCREAMING---

Congrats on getting innnnnnnnnn > v < /
Hope to see you around lol
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Chyanime Jul 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Hello handsome~
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Kuruoshi Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
he's bootiful ; U;
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rieule Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Grats on getting in and welcome to MM! Hope to rp *A*
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Usagi-Hanshu Jul 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:iconerikoshikake::iconsaysplz: What's wrong with pumpkins? already picking a fight on your first day here? *she looks up at this giant kouhai (4'8"ft only) all she wants to do is eat him up right now*

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lolol Yo~ gratz on getting in. Amazing character btw :iconba-kyunplz:
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Yumaki Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Now this is an interesting, well-written App... and combined with the gorgeous art, I just.... :iconamericawhyplz:
H-How could I ever express how much I appreciate all the efforts you put into his character...?! His whole bio makes him a deep, round and thoroughly comprehensive character, you can really feel with him once you read through everything. His relationship with his brother seems indeed strained for nothing, but I get the feeling that Karin has the inner strength to sort it out again. (CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, GET! :star:)
Overall, his whole family is very interesting, and the impact it has on Karin himself - Given the fact he's perfectly disciplined and mannered, it makes me think that he's the perfect son in the traditional yamato spirit sakdajkda :iconmaniacblushplz:

AND I LOVE HIS PERSONA DESIGN, GODDAMNIT. LOOK AT IT... WOULD YOU JUST LOOK AT THIS GLORY PLEASE...?! :iconimdedplz::iconimdedplz::iconimdedplz: Once again, your efforts in his character stun me - The combination of his Persona + weapon + contrast to his outer bearing is just beautiful and most creative.

Oh, and P.S.: I don't like pumpkins, either. I do hope my children will get along with Karin... :icongyaa2plz:
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