Can also be described as this. A song written by Arnett for Arnett.
I feel the desert expanse is a good Landscape for Arnett because although a majority of the characters on this site are from or live in or have interactions with Antiford and, therefor, the Istoki Desert; very few of them truly make their living trudging through and being in the desert. Whether it be flying high above or staying within the confines of a bustling desert city, very few deal with the desert in the same way Arnett does on a semi daily basis.
In a way, it's where he feels most at home. The desert sort of reflect his personality. Surely it's harsh, rough, and sandy, but it is capable of such an intense beauty and full of unique life. Hopefully Arnett comes across similarly.
Where Flint is an urban wanderer, A pseudo gangster looking for meaning with a large crew at his disposal; Arnett embodies everything I wanted to avoid with flint, a reckless, wild cowboy who is fine being alone.
It is for that reason I chose these genres. Starting with...
Although the whole lone wanderer riding into town to fix the problems of the meek isn't exactly Arnett in a nutshell, I think it's what he sees himself as and wants to strive for. In a way, it's what Flint did for him and when Flint described what he did and what he hoped Arnett would do he didn't articulate it well and gave off this sort of 'lone savior' persona.
- True Grit
- Raiders of the Purple Sage
- Blood Meridian
For an Insect I chose.... a Scorpion! Ta-Da!
No, seriously I'll get more into the "What I've never heard of" but first, let's get into what the deal is with the whole Scorpion thing.
Scorpions are tough, resilient arachnids that are up the food chain enough to even start fighting other Scorpions. They are masters of desert living and they catch prey in every way known, from hunting, to ambushing, to even trapping. Their sting comes quickly and accurately, taking prey by surprise, but they also have strong claws to use for protection and weapons. This sort of resourcefulness reminds me of Arnett and his abilities. He uses everything at his disposal for defense or as a weapon to survive in this harsh world of Antiford.
Arazian Scorpions, even, still hold up this idea. Like how they have tight family structures before they break out on their own for their adolescence. This is sort of a defining part of Arnett, his running away from his home and his family in search for meaning. However, Arnett also shows the opposite of the Arazian Scorpion, as his aggression actually begins to taper with age as he begins to mature and learn. The Arazian's scorpion's increased aggression as it ages often leads to its death by predators or other scorpions.
And then there's the whole Scorpios thing on top of that. Scorpios are associated with the Planet Mars (Pluto, after its discovery) and is considered a fixed, feminine/ negative sign. It's attributed to the colors Red, Brown, Black, and Maroon. Traits associated with Scorpios are: Loyalty, Passion, Bravery, Jealousy, Resentful, Manipulative, and Balanced. Scorpios are considered jovial and passionate, but not careless or immature. Maybe not all of these apply to Arnett, but I feel more of these apply to Arnett then to Flint.
Now to do some research. Luckily I didn't move far, but I thought this was cool.
Also known as 'Sea Scorpions'; Eurypterid were ancient sea creatures from the Permian period. They are considered one of the largest arachnids to have ever existed. I decided to chose them besides the cop-out because they were found to have duel respiratory organs to allow them to breathe under water but also survive short times on land.
This is believed so they could get at and eat nests of other creatures in the sand or moss of the shore as well as ambush the creatures who also began to explore on land. This sort of duality made me think of how the Scorpios II uses the sand and the dirt to hide from airships or get the drop on enemies. I'm just happy this worked out with another "Scorpion" type (Although they are not a true Scorpion).
In their youth, Rattle Snakes are the most deadly creatures for their age. A large part of this is the inability for young rattlesnakes to fully comprehend the power of their venom, or how to control it. This causes them to release far too much venom into targets. In extreme cases this can result in death of themselves but this can guarantee deaths of the largest of creatures.
As they age, they learn to control and conserve their venom, as well as learning when not to bite at all.
So, too, is Arnett like them. As his youth (pseudo currently) he is eager to act first and think secondly. He is quick to kill or maim. However, as he ages he is learning more subtly and some diplomacy. His brashness shows his age and pride, and that will lead to severe lessons for him to learn to overcome, or could lead to his death.
Color that describes Arnett
Spicy Orange- A Red verging on Orange color. I feel like everything about this color exudes passion and anger and energy. It's wild, it's dominate, it's energetic. It also would be a prominent color in a desert setting, from the red hot sands to the setting sun to the blood of a fresh kill.
Aqua Green- Cannot decide if his favorite color being a Green or a Blue, so I chose in between. I feel Arnett wouldn't particularly say any color reminding him of home would be his 'favorite' color. I feel a color like blue or green (colors you wouldn't see much of in the desert) would appeal to him more.
Self explanatory. Drills, mining. Sortitudo.