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Chernobyl-Curs Ref.- Wink by DogRunner Chernobyl-Curs Ref.- Wink by DogRunner
Sorry for this text box guys! It is for this cool club shin-dig, #Chernobyl-Curs, you all should join! it is very cool. This is character ref 1 of 2. (the second is a support character, this is the main!)
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Name: Oakley (Goes by the nickname: Wink)
Breed Base: Mostly based of Australian Shepherd
- Once humans are out, selective breeding goes away.
Age: 10 months
Height: 13 inches (to withers, or shoulders)
Gender: Boy
Abilities: None (normal dog),
Strangths:
-Hearing
Has a slight advantage of hearing, he can't see well so he relies greatly on hearing.
-Very Intelligent, anazlyzes events and competitors.
Speed
-aglitiy inclined, although he may not look it, he has the energy of his breed
Weaknesses:
-eye defects (all listed only effect left eye)
-currently he has a 5/20 vision, he can see objects, but they are very blurred. He mostly relies on the other eye to see.
-irregularly shaped pupil (as seen in ref, left eye)
-light sensitive
-when bright lights are around, it gives him harsh head aches and makes him loose consentration
-Small (because he is young), once in hold of, he has little defense to push opponent off.
Personality: Naive and unaware of how the world really works, he is somewhat unsocial, and lacks self-confidence. He is very intelligent and goes after what he wants, and will not stop without success. Loving and innocent.
History: His life is normal, he seems to be an unsocial average joe. He uses his time to lay around during the day and goof around like usual pups his age do, but he loves the night, and will stay up and chart the stars in the dirt. His misfit best friend, and almost like a big brother; Flynn is always around doing something or another. Life is good until he hears of this competition. The game is on.
Likes: Astronomy, night, an open dirt canvas, and of course, Flynn
Dislikes: Tight Spaces (clausterphobic), bright lights (due to eye), too many dogs around (not a social outcast) Other:
*** Super IMPORTANT*** if you dont read anything esle, READ THIS!: (sorry for so much, I got carried away. I didn’t want to post so much… oh well. )
Wink is a double merle. This means his parents were both merles (it is a coat color) and he was born with 2 copies of the merle gene. The abbreviation "MM" is used to classify the homozygous trait that usual leads in hearing deficiencies, eye defects, vision loss, irregularly shaped pupil, light sensitive, abnormally small eye . Symptoms such as heart failures or a weak limbs are not produced through this. With the two copies of the merle gene, the effect of coat pattern is doubled, resulting in some to most of the coat turning white. This would be the reason for Wink’s white coat and his eye being the color and shape it is. His left eyes' ability is limited and is mostly blurred (as I had stated before), he has complete sight in his right eye, which means he only has one blind side.
The parents are not to blame here. It does not matter what type of merle, or how much they had. Due to the lack of humans for years and years, breeding had become what ever was convenient to the dogs. Meaning, that the merle trait could have come from anywhere and Wink just so happened to have the dice turned to receive it.

This is not a life threatening condition, dogs can live normal lives with it, with just a few complications . In order for any animal to be able to hear, the tiny hairs in the inner ear need to be pigmented. If these hairs are not, the nerve endings will atrophy and die in the first few weeks of life and deafness (full or partial) will result. You cannot tell the color of hairs in the inner ear by looking at any visible part of the dog’s ears (including the hair around the ear canal). Some Pattern White pups will be deaf (or have partial hearing loss), while others won’t, depending on where the pigment ends up. (Wink did not get this). And other conditions are loss of eye sight ,full/partial (again, wink has this, but only partial) and pigmentation of skin, coat, and nose. Some of the eye problems are visible. Many dogs will have multiple eye defects, and most of those will have some vision loss, sometimes to the point of blindness. The defects are generally stable, so if a pup has functional vision, that will probably not change as it mature

Remember: not all double merles are deaf, and not all are blind (and very few are both).
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:iconschmidtyleigh:
SchmidtyLeigh Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love him! kinda feels like a dog version of myself, hehe d: love the eyes <3
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:icondogrunner:
DogRunner Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xD i love that! its so cool to find others characters to be like that.
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:iconepicgaara:
EpicGaara Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, he's so cute! <3
Do you mind if I draw him instead of Skrit?
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:icondogrunner:
DogRunner Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pshhh of course not! i would actually looovvee that
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:iconfantasaurus:
Fantasaurus Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
this lil guy is so cute
i love his spotted nose!
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:iconcoyotesoot:
CoyoteSoot Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
aww, so cute<3
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:iconhucca:
Hucca Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Ooooh, a double merle! Interesting character you have here. :)
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:icondogrunner:
DogRunner Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes yes! C: thanks
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:iconmaybellmay:
Maybellmay Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
aw hes so cute ;w;

HIS BELLY IS SO TUBBY ITS SO ADORABLE
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:icondogrunner:
DogRunner Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank ya'
isnt it? hes like a giant pear
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:iconmaybellmay:
Maybellmay Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
YES <3
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:iconmidnightalleycat:
MidnightAlleyCat Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And ffft i wanna join this thing!o:
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:icondogrunner:
DogRunner Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ppffffftttt you shouulddddd C:
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:iconmidnightalleycat:
MidnightAlleyCat Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Soooooo epic!!!
I love the first one!Cx
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:icondogrunner:
DogRunner Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks, and same here! XD
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:icondragonrace:
dragonrace Featured By Owner May 10, 2011   Digital Artist
aw nice work!
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:icondogrunner:
DogRunner Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! vUv
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:icondragonrace:
dragonrace Featured By Owner May 12, 2011   Digital Artist
np:D
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:iconwarriorsandstorm:
WarriorSandstorm Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
FF, Isn't wink just the cutest little dog ever <3. Welcome to Chernobyl Curs! :D
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:icondogrunner:
DogRunner Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
indeed. i shall take over by cuteness! haha thanks so much!
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:iconsukimi123:
Sukimi123 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A new challenger has appeared! -shot- So pudgy and cute~! Welcome to Chernobyl curs!
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:icondogrunner:
DogRunner Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahaha yeeessss.
thanks a bunch!
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:iconsongdog-strayfang:
Songdog-StrayFang Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome to Chernobyl Curs comrade!
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:icondogrunner:
DogRunner Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe thank you! c:
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:iconbanditkat:
BanditKat Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Student Artist
I love him! :)
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:icondogrunner:
DogRunner Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe thanks! i see you have a puppy character as well. C;
we are not alone!
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:iconbanditkat:
BanditKat Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Student Artist
Yes! :D
I kind of got worried I would be alone.
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:icondogrunner:
DogRunner Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
C:
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:iconzreya:
Zreya Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
HEHE THE EARS ARE SO CUTE <3
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:icondogrunner:
DogRunner Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and so much fun to draw!111!!!!!1!!!!one!!!!

thanks. C:
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:iconshinkoryu14:
Shinkoryu14 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Another puppy character, eh?

We don't think that his making gadgets is going to work. We're trying to keep this semi-realistic, so while the dogs may have powers such as poison spitting or telepathy, they are still essentially ordinary ferals. You also need to keep in mind that Pripyat has been abandoned for 25 years and looted extensively. Anything valuable has long since been stolen so the likelihood of their even being anything for him to make a gadget out of is nil.

Also, you essentially say he has bad eyesight three times (eye defects, vision loss, and irregularly shaped pupil) without explaining exactly how bad his eyesight may or may not be. These three statements are redundant and don't really explain anything. You say later on that he has "double merle" and that's why his eyes are bad, but you also say to "google it." Sorry but if you're going to say your dog has some sort of disorder we need you to actually explain it yourself, if only in a brief overview. If you can explain exactly to what extent he can or can't see and why, that would be very helpful.
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:icondogrunner:
DogRunner Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh goodness! ok sorry about that. i will change that immediately. i wrote this somewhat rushed. I see my mistakes now that i read it again. I will revise it all right now.
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:iconshinkoryu14:
Shinkoryu14 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries, that's what the review process is for. Let us know when you've made the modifications and we'll have another look.
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:icondogrunner:
DogRunner Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok, i revised quite a bit. im sorry for the even larger text bomb now
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:iconshinkoryu14:
Shinkoryu14 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well now you have all the bio information listed twice. :XD:

I would make it a little clearer that certain elements of the weaknesses are meant to be elaborations because at first glance it looks like they're listed as separate weaknesses.

(This is just a side note, but we aren't sure how he could see "strange lights" at the ferris wheel since the city is abandoned and there is no power. Of course this is a minor detail but I felt the need to bring it up.)

Overall your ref looks good, and since most of the changes that need to be made are cosmetic in nature we'll go ahead and add Wink to the group. Just make the slight modifications we mentioned and let us know when the support ref is ready!
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:icondogrunner:
DogRunner Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just realized that. I had changed it hoping that i got it in time. xD
I put that in at the last second the lights idea, now looking back, it was dumb. Ill get rid of that immediately. I need a break from reading this and will make one last check up on it tomorrow.
Thanks so much for being patient with my dumb mistakes, and for adding Wink!
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:iconshinkoryu14:
Shinkoryu14 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries, thank you for your patience in making the changes we've asked for. Welcome to CC.
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:icondogrunner:
DogRunner Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much. It's very exciting to be part of this!
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:iconnarunar:
Narunar Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ah hes so puddgggyyyy so cuuutttttteeeeee
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:icondogrunner:
DogRunner Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha yeeessss puppy fat! vUv

thank you very much
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:icongarlicponcho:
GarlicPoncho Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Love it !!
What a chubby dog c:
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:icondogrunner:
DogRunner Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe thank you!
yus, puppy pudge.
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:icongarlicponcho:
GarlicPoncho Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Student General Artist
PUUUUUPPPYYYY PPPPUUUUDDDGGEEEE
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:icondogrunner:
DogRunner Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pppududddggeee fuuuduggeeeee
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:icongarlicponcho:
GarlicPoncho Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Pududge Fuduge lul
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:icondogrunner:
DogRunner Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
vUv pudgapudgapudgapudga
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:icongarlicponcho:
GarlicPoncho Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Student General Artist
^3^ fudgafudgafudgafudga
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