So. Many. Chocobos. And all shiny.
I'm calling her my birthday present to myself this year: Onyx the crocheted chocobo. The better part of two days went into creating her, with touch-ups done on the third.
I love her. I absolutely adore her. She was certainly a "learning experience", as I did her entirely on the fly with no pattern, no direction, no anything but a totally insane thought and a crochet hook. ...And yarn. ...And later wire and glass beads, but you get the idea.
She is, in fact, very poseable! Her wings move and stay in place, she can tilt her head, look around, and even bend down without falling. Her legs are sturdy but capable of being posed as well (they have a decent range of movement whee they connect to her body).
Likes: sunshine, picnics, ultimate frisbee
Dislikes: color being compared to buttered pop corn, fish
She's got sass.
Niall (left) is quite possibly more fish than bird. He's been known to swim for some distances under the water, and whether or not he keeps spoiling his dinner with fish is debatable. He's not exactly talking.
Edison (right) is full of ideas. Hence his name, I'm pretty sure... unless that was simply fate. The point is, this chocobo is smart enough to build things. Mostly ways to trip up handlers into spilling food, but all inventors have to start somewhere.
Likes: "Rainbow Connection", being strange and mysterious, garlic bread
Dislikes: people trying to follow him around, broccoli
It is a mythical and elusive rainbow chocobo! ...He doesn't look all that mythical or elusive, though, does he?
Miami is a very welcoming sort of bird, likely to be up front and leading the "welcoming committee" of chocobos who favor checking out new people. Probably a good thing, since all of that incredibly bright plumage is a little hard to miss. It's not... exactly clear how this mass of colors happened, but Miami's handlers tend to think it's just personality leaking through to the surface.
Yeah, I don't know. I saw this yarn and... I kinda had to. Why do my adult chocobos keep getting increasingly bigger..? I keep having to buy bigger eyes for them! (Okay, fine, hardly a complaint.)
Maren's the younger one, young enough to still sort of... wait to be able to swim. He floats... kinda... Well, not every blue chocobo is a perfect swimmer right off, you know. It will take practice.
Merrick likes to play the role of the begrudged care-taker. Oh sure, he acts big and bad and stand-offish, but watch him with a bunch of chicks learning how to swim and he's the first to keep them safely together.
Likes: running around wildly, confusing others, large amounts of sweet things
Dislikes: waiting, passive-aggressive individuals
What can I say, she amuses me.
Likes: asserting authority, cotton candy, unplanned dust baths
Dislikes: bullies, politics
I swear, the name makes sense in my head. It really does.