Post by Zesha on Aug 24, 2020 4:03:27 GMT
but i’m not sorry.
Frost Moon 2019
Non-binary (They/Them or He/Him, not picky)
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Gato is a large gray tabby cat with long fur, warm hazel eyes, and a cute pink nose with white around the nose and chin.
Gato is a pretty big cat, and to top off all that cat is a load of soft gray fur. Despite looking huge, this cat is not a great fighter, with the only strength they have being that an opponent is more likely to get a mouth full of fur than to actually make it to flesh. If they’ve been out wandering around as they often do, their fur will be a bit matted, so claws may also get a bit stuck in the knots of hair. Those paws are also rather large, so while Gato may look graceful standing still, if their mind wanders too much while walking they end up on their face.
If you think Gato looks warm and cuddly, they generally are. At a distance they may look intimidating, but up close it’s easy to see in their posture and eyes are soft and welcoming unless there’s a threat. And, depending on how bright it is outside, Gato’s eyes may appear more green (bright light) or brown (regular or low light).
[Friendly] - [Somewhat Clumsy] - [Weirdo] - [Wanderlust] - [Easily Amused] - [Destroyer of Shoe Strings]
Gato is quite friendly, especially towards their owner, whose name they have never been able to understand. Because their twoleg tends to make lots of grunting noises, they have taken to calling him, “Grunt.” The only thing they can understand is their own name, Gato, which they don’t particularly like because it just sounds like a bunch of twoleg gibberish to them. But then again, most names do to them. Normally they keep this opinion to themselves when meeting other cats, seeing as they rarely like to be told their name sounds a lot like “Gooblygook” or something along those lines. In fact, they met a cat by that name once.
They like other cats, but they are a bit of an oddball and may not always make a lot of sense. Common metaphors are sometimes mixed up, they may completely zone out and then make a strange noise when they snap out of it, or they may notice that the clouds have turned purple and—oh wait, they’re just standing next to a patch of catnip, never mind. While other cats and people are no problem, Gato does not enjoy the company of dogs, incessantly chattering squirrels, or buzzing insects. All buzzing insects must be pawed at until they stop moving.
They are a bright individual and are much better at problem solving than at fighting, which is why they try to get out of situations by using words rather than claws. These solutions tend to be blunt rather than creative, and can come across as rude or condescending to some. This is not what is intended; there are just times when simple, obvious solutions will work just as well or better than a complex, creative one. Not everything has to be as complicated as others tend to make it.
While they can easily entertain themselves for hours with a stuffed toy or a piece of grass, Gato really loves to travel, and thus Grunt has gotten used to the cat not coming home for days on end. Once they were even gone for nearly a month, but the cat door is always left unlocked, and there is never a new cat in the house when Gato returns home. Grunt and Gato have a bit of a mutual understanding that they can both go without seeing each other, and will enjoy each others’ company when they do.
Now, Gato will eat any food they are given access to. Their favorite food flavor is chicken, though they are also been known to eat potatoes, especially french fries. To keep from becoming a potato, they walk a lot, do a lot of exploring. They’ve even been to the other end of the moor before, and next time, they plan to go beyond, if they can. But their absolute favorite toy and food... shoelaces. Grunt only has laceless shoes now.
(TW: Animal abuse, paragraph 4)
Gato did not always live with Grunt. In fact, they used to live with another twoleg, next door in fact. But this twoleg was not kind. But before we get to that, a bit about their family. On the other side of the thunderpath lives their parents, Isabel and Barrington, a couple of well-meaning cats that probably weren’t the best parents, but weren’t the worst, either. Gato and their sister, Allie, were mostly raised by their inexperienced mother. This was her first litter, and also her only litter to date, and she made many mistakes along the way. She learned as she went along, not having all that much help from Barrington.
While they got along with their mother well enough, they really got along with their father, despite the fact that Barrington was, literally, naive. The rest of the cats in the family, no matter how far spread out around Twolegplace they were, would often come to their father to take advantage of him. Gato attempted to tell Barrington so once, but the older tom just waved his tail and said that they were not, “Don’t be silly, son.” And so they would ask for anything, be it food to the catnip in the garden to his favorite toys. Gato truly felt bad for their father.
Their sister was a very likable, friendly cat who they got along with swimmingly. She had a wonderful sense of humor and could always make them smile. She was a bit unreliable since she was a scatter-brained mess, but otherwise, she was a great cat. They would dearly miss her when they were given to their new owner, a man they called Groan because that’s what he did all the time.
Groan, as mentioned earlier, was not a nice man. He owned Gato’s maternal grandmother and grandfather, Marion and Lucas. At this point, Gato was known as Ace and hadn’t realized they were non-binary. Marion was a very lazy cat, putting in little to not effort when it came to keeping links with the family up, and didn’t even bother to keep up with family matters in the slightest. Lucas, however, was a deeply troubled cat because of Groan. His past was riddled with pain and suffering, just like Gato’s soon would be. Groan would try to drown them in the sink, only to pull them back out at the last second. And when Marion wasn’t feeling lazy, she’d join in, smacking at both of them. One day, Lucas was drowned. He did not make it, he could not hold his breath long enough. Grunt saw this from his kitchen window, as both the kitchen windows of these two houses faced each other. Grunt raced over to Groan’s house and smacked him, trying to save Lucas, but alas it was too late. After shoving Groan into a closet and putting a heavy couch in front of it, Grunt called the police and confiscated both Marion and Ace.
Grunt renamed the two Chatty Cathy and Gato. Cathy, or Marion, since she refuses to go by her new name, still dislikes Gato, and for some reason blames them for Lucas’ death. To escape Marion, they took to wandering, and came to an understanding with their twoleg Grunt that this was how things were to be. They come home every now and then for love, attention, and food, but aside from that, they avoid Marion when possible, often staying away for days on end, finding food in other places.
During their travels, they also met their paternal grandparents, Deanna and Ramon. Ramon was a very laid back, respectable cat, and the two got along very well. Unfortunately, he got run over by a monster. Deanna, on the other paw, is a passive aggressive beast that he tries to avoid just like he does Marion.
Gato also figured a name for the feeling they often had as a kit: it turned out they were non-binary. “Son” had never seemed to fit quite right, but neither did “daughter” or anything else. Aside from the two grandmothers, the rest of the family has taken to switching to “they” as much as possible, but sometimes there’s a slip up.
Isabel – 35 moons – Kittypet
Barrington – 36 moons – Kittypet
Allie – 20 moons - Kittypet
Marion – 55 moons –
Lucas – 58 moons - Deceased
Deanna – 54 moons –
Ramon – 57 moons - Deceased
I used several random generators to come up with this character on the original TCR site but didn’t really get to use them. I have no regrets for how they are. The generators gave me the names of their parents, grandparents, and if they died. Originally they also had two kits, Kaven and Jenny, but they were also older on the other site and I dunno, they just don’t seem like the kind to have kits at this point. This is kind of a joke character but they're also my baby now.