So. Many. Chocobos. And all shiny.
Likes: oranges, digging up shiny stones, wind chimes
Dislikes: those who don't appreciate the little things, baked potatoes without sour cream
I wanted to go for simplistic. I'll bet my idea of "simplistic" is very different from anyone else's. Zarina has 17 Swarovski crystals on her body, and another 8 on her fully removable (but why would you want to?) necklace.
Likes: heroes, chocolate pudding, glowy things
Dislikes: "the man", hot sauce
Her eyes are actually a very dark green rather than the black they keep showing up as in pictures. You can kinda tell, depending on your monitor. About the name... uh, yeah. Well. What can I say.
Likes: attempting to see if she can fly (she can't), jumping high, watching other birds "to see how they do it"
Dislikes: being told that she can't fly, beetles
I promise, she's a very interesting individual.
Likes: ice cream, swimming, and long summer days
Dislikes: cold and bodies of water with "no swimming" signs
You would not be in terrible error to think that he was named after Mark Twain. It's a nice bit of dedication, right? But (old) computer nerds are going to recognize TWAIN. This came about because I was repeating in my head, as I was finishing him, "I am not going to name him Tron. I am not going to name him Tron. ...But maybe I can get away with Twain." Ta-da.
Sunny's thing is taking spots. If another chocobo moves somewhere, Sunny feels compelled to take the spot they left behind, even if they're likely to return. I don't know, it's a thing. Maybe she's part cat?
Sunny is an enormous chocobo. Simple enough, yes? She's a touch over 15 inches in height to the top of her crest, 8 inches from chest to tail, and 7 inches at her widest point. She's also designed to be sitting down while leaning up against something, so she's not too great at sitting up herself. Made entirely by hand from uber-soft high-quality yarn, she's also pleasantly huggable. As for how long she took... I didn't dare keep track. Her legs alone took a day and a half.
Likes: saltwater taffy, snowball fights, whistling
Dislikes: whistling out of tune, those little patches of ice you never see until you're already halfway down a hill
This is the AMAZON QUEEN of regular chocobos. I'd wanted to see just how big of a chocobo I could make with the usual super-soft yarn, and technically... not quite this big. This girl stands at a full 11 inches tall. Once I'd put her together... she kind of collapsed. *cough* Hence, I took on the challenge of making decorative reinforcements. The crown is just... kind of decorative. It fit, you know?
Silee (left) is... inquisitive. Curious. Maybe a little likely to take something apart just to see how it works. But, you see, Silee lacks the thumbs and the patience to put things back together, as food is the other big draw for the little guy.
Ranen (right) is the chocobo you absolutely have to go to when you need a cheering up. He's the clown, the encouragement, the silly bird that will make you forget your worries for long enough to relax.
Shira, the younger, is pretty much the epitome of the explorer. She loves learning things, leaving no stone on her walks unturned--literally. Just imagine her excitement when she figures out that she can chase some of the things that run out from under those rocks.
Sahen is quiet, good-natured, and generally serves as the chocobo reminding the chicks to stay out of trouble. Of course, he's got a bit of a mischevious streak in him, but he'd deny that.