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BFOI Y2: Bird Keeper Jon by etesian BFOI Y2: Bird Keeper Jon by etesian
Jonís year 1 app: [link]
Jon's BFOI Y2 Tumblr: [link]

Wow. It feels like I only joined BFOI Y1 recently. But look how much Jon has changed. Itís actually super exciting to see how my style has changed and the way Jon has changed. So Iím sorry to my watchers who are sick of pokemon stuff, because I think these OCTs have helped me a lot, and I donít see them ending in the near future. However I will be trying to do some more original stuff.

But without further ado, Wall of text:

Bird Keeper:
Jon comes from a long line of trainers dedicated to the protection, breeding, and strengthening of flying type (specifically bird) pokemon. So naturally, Jonís pokemon are all birds. This bird keeper clan has a lot of odd policies, including that of pokemon trainer bonding. As a rule, no pokemon belongs to any one keeper, and they should not be trained to be loyal to any one keeper. The birds are usually initially trained by one keeper, and then given to another keeper to use for a while before being traded for another. (Roc and Harrier of his year one team were both given to others in Jonís family. Roc back to his original trainer, and Harrier to Jonís younger brother) And for the second year, this is the first time all the pokemon on his team are completely his. The reason he is able to keep them, is that they each have traits that make them ďdifficultĒ. This makes them undesirable to some. And ideal for Jon.

As a general rule, Jon doesnít like the Bird Keepers organization. He finds them too restrictive for a group that trains creatures that are symbols of freedom, and finds some of the traditions ridiculous. On more than one occasion Jon has brought up his concerns to his family. It wasnít always civil. Jonís family and the Bird Keeper clan is very traditional, and that Jon would have started rejecting ideas so long engrained brought his loyalty into question, alienating him. After a while, Jon stopped trying. He didnít care enough for it to be worth the effort.

Year One Summary:
Jon started off with some ambition, hoping that doing well in the competition would prove his worth. To himself and others. Show his team was fantastic, and that they could overcome the disadvantage of having such an unbalanced team. By the 4th round, Jon didnít want to go out into the rain and let the opportunity slip by. Since before he went to the islands, he loved a woman who represented everything he wished he could be. He cared for her more than he cared about anything for a long time. He never told her how he felt. She fell in love with someone else. Jon was left without the right to self-pity after losing someone that was never his to begin with.

Personality:
Jon has a wall citadel of BS between himself and his actual feelings. Itís not hard to see, but there are only a few mohawked murder birds (and the like) that can just rip through it. Jon is sarcastic and blunt. Heís not purposefully mean, but there is nothing over the line he wouldnít dare criticize.

Jon has no secrets about himself. If asked directly, there is very little he wonít give a straight answer to, but he does sometimes choose not to answer questions. He wonít offer details, but if continually pushed, he will probably give more information than you cared to know. However, he will share absolutely none of his friendís or familyís secrets, no matter how trivial.

Jon will insult and criticize almost anything, his team his family his friends and so on. However, you are not allowed to. He insults the things he loves because he knows he loves them, and they know he loves them. If a stranger does it, he will defend his least favorite aspects of his loved ones to the end. Or if that is too much effort, punch them.

Training:
Around Jonís neck is a bird whistle. That whistle is Jonís primary tool for communication with his team in battle and flying. Shouting over the wind when flying can be difficult, so whistles work well in the air, and work well in battle as he can convey messages quickly and his opponent doesnít know what heís saying. A few years back, Jon made a code with different notes and whistles so that his pokemon and he could communicate on the same plane. Even when Jonís not using the whistle, he can understand more specifically what his pokemon are telling him. His team respects Jon and listens to him for the most part, but there is never any mistake that THEY are the ones battling. And THEY do the work.

Jon refuses to battle over personal issues, because he thinks itís cowardly for people to let their monsters fight their fights for them.

Egret
Species: Fearow
Egret is stubborn, angry, snappy and generally quite rude. While Jon tends to be a little more tactful with his criticisms, she will flat out insult people without provocation. She is disobedient, and naturally a handful. And she is Jonís best, closest friend.

Pallas
Species: Noctowl
The years have caught up with this old girl. Her physical strength has faded, however her psychic strength has been honed. Although she doesnít have the raw power of her prime, she fights smart, and is quite resourceful. She is slowing down, but this granny isnít out just yet. She has trouble with the whistle code, so she communicates with her psychic powers.

Martlet
Species: Swellow
Martlet truly believes he is one of the greatest things to have happened to the world. His ego makes a Rayquaza seem minuscule. He loves his plumage, he loves his personality, he loves the ladies, and they donít mind him. He thinks of himself as a romanticized knight in shining armor, and this makes him braver than he should be. With a desire to show off, Martlet tends to dive right into things without properly thinking them through. So heís more daring than many, and more moronic than most.

Horus
Species: Pidgeotto
Horus is incredibly kind natured. He is shy and loving and gentle, he is the opposite of Egret, and is almost too good natured for his own good. If his friends didnít stand up for him, heíd probably let himself get walked all over, and he dislikes fighting and battling. Jonís training for him tends to involve getting his self esteem up.

Peking
Species: Farfetchíd
Although the only member on Jonís team who has never been to the Ohana islands before, he doesnít feel left out. Stewart hasnít been there either, and Stewart is there to protect him. Peking is always alright with Stewart there. Most of the time, Peking is energetic, twitchy, and laughs at the most peculiar of things, but when heís in battle, his whole temperance changes as he becomes the ultimate duck samarai warrior. As you might have guessed, Peking has a few screws loose.

Stewart
Species: Weighted Companion Leek
As well as being his greatest weapon, Stewart is Pekingís best friend. Heís quiet around other people and doesnít really move around much, but he serves as Pekingís voice of reason (oh that explains so much) and emotional support. Peking loves Stewart more than anything. And Stewart has started to grow on the rest of the team as well.

Misc:
-On Jonís right hand is a glove used to hold small-medium sized birds so their talons donít rip his arms to shreds.
-On his left wrist is a metal band, like those given to every singe one of his pokemon with their nicknames and numbers for medical information. He wears one too as a sign that they are all equal.
-Jon has 5 siblings. A sister and 4 brothers. Among them he is the 4th oldest and 3rd youngest.
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FrostbredSoul Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Hahaha! That leek is going to add a whole new level of "lolwut" to this contest, I can tell.

Great entry dude, I wonder what Porkubird has said or will say when/if she sees this! :XD:
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etesian Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
We shall just have to wait and see~ ;3

Thank you very much! and oh, she knows. Porcu's character, Gracidea, is actually the girl in which Jon was in love but failed to properly confess to, and has since found her soul mate~
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alpin-j Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012   Digital Artist
*commenting, possibly on everyone, if i like anything about their entry:
why stop at 5 pokemons six is an even number much better?
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etesian Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Because my entries tend to be more story and character based. These 5 pokemon all have planned personalities and histories, and are hard enough to balance as is, and I didn't want to force a new character for the singular purpose of having a full team. Secondly, my character is based on the NPCs of the game, who rarely have full teams. The number 6 is only better than 5 in value.

Plus this leaves an empty space for Stewart OuOb
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alpin-j Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012   Digital Artist
wow total dedication
cool but you didn't have to explain me why
me on the other hand make my story as it goes it's more fun that way for me stuff can happen that i would normally not be able to plan.
Also i give more emphasis to the art rather than the story ( by art i mean drawing and painting since writing is art too :) )
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spartan990 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
why does he not have a tumblr that I can stalk .___.
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etesian Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
because I have not made one for him yet O3O
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spartan990 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
DO IT NOOOOOOOOOOOOW
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etesian Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
I did. [link] there ya go.
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spartan990 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Pffft, I been following you for days.

or so I thought
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etesian Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Dun dun duuun. Well I have two other accounts for 6xl and ER. OuO
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xcharlion Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Stewart <3 This is superb, I love your style!
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etesian Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Stewart is the best.
And thank you so much! ;u; :hug:
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Katarinu Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I looked at his face and my first thought was, "Huh, this style looks a lot like Ete." AND THEN HOLY COW I WAS RIGHT :D

Nice bird keeper motif. I like seeing parties that are much more theme-based rather than the really popular well-balanced teams. c:
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etesian Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
isn't it awesome when that happens? I'm actually really glad people think I have enough of a style to recognize. <3

Nyess... I joined BFOI after I was playing the original silver game, and one of the bird keepers just shouted at me bird noises. And TADA. Birdkeeper character. (plus birds are awesome)

If well balanced teams suit your character, go for it I guess. Personally I'd rather derp and make ridiculous teams based on stupid stuff... like an entire team of striped pokemon... and they are convicts... and escaped from jail. Yes. >:3 stuff like that.
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Katarinu Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
>D That is an awesome idea.

I know what you mean. I love making ridiculous teams that somehow work out (in the end, at least), like for Mag's. I'm thinking that my BFOI character will have only pink and purple Pokemon. :XD:
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etesian Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
You have my permission to use it if you so desire, if by that time I haven't come back to it XD

Ridiculous teams are best teams.
Pink and purple! I like the incredible femininity for a very... not feminine woman. (I love you mag <3)
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Katarinu Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe, Mag's got femininity, she's just not displaying it much for this war. :heart:

And for BFOI, I'm thinking about entering someone else for the competition and save Mag for as long as I can in End Run. I don't want to feel like I'm torn to choose which is more important for her development.

No, no. I'll send in a punk-rock girl who is vertically challenged and has pink hair. :la:
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Vorpix Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
stewart ;W;
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etesian Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
He loves you too~
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Gaventa-Tura Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist

i never see too many bird keepers.
Very unique hun c:
:heart:
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etesian Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Bird Keepers are the best. Period.
I'm so glad you think so. :hug:
Thank you.
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Gaventa-Tura Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist

haha they really are!
Any kind of specialist is cool.
awww
your welcome hun
:heart: c:
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etesian Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Yes they are.
Indeed they are. Your trainer is a dragon gal, right? Awesome.
<3
Good luck and hope to see you around. :3
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Gaventa-Tura Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist

<3 c:
yes she is! woot woot.

hey totally! we might even work side by side ^-^
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Trainer48 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
I've already told you how much love I have for Jon and his team. I absolutely adore this app, your style is so much more crisper and refined, while still keeping that washed warm look. Cannot wait to see him in his adventures!
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etesian Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
You have, but I don't mind hearing it again~
Aw, thank you so much. I'm glad you think so. I'm trying to get my style a little more finished looking, so that is fantastic to hear. I can't wait either. Now get over here so I can hug you. :tighthug:
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Trainer48 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Whoo! Y2 celebratory hugs! :hug:
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etesian Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
:tighthug:
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Eledora Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Ooh yes Peking and Stewart are totally my OTP for BFOI Y2 now <33

And Jon sounds so much like a tsundere fore criticizing everything he loves xDD
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etesian Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
haha~ oh dear <3

I had to google "tsundere", but yeah, I guess he kinda is? I'm not familiar enough with the concept, but if you say he seems that way, I believe you. :3
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TheTimePolice Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
JON <333 I'm so glad you brought him back for Y2 ! He's grown up in personality, but still keeps his boyish charm. I can't wait to see how he does in Y2 C:

Also I must say I adore how you draw pokemon, notably that farfetch 8D I WANT TO SEE MUCH OF PEKING C88
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etesian Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
I'm glad I'm bringing him back. I feel like I've gotten a much bigger handle on what kind of person he is now, and I think I can show him better this time around. Maybe. Y2~ So many awesome people. So many possibilities. So much practice for story telling. :la: I'm excited.

He's fun to draw, so there will be much more Peking and Stewart. I'm so glad everyone seems to like them so much. It makes me so happy. :'3
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musicalspine Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very nice. i love your drawing style too!
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etesian Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Thank you so much! I'm glad you like it :hug:
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ScribbleBush Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
I see what you did there

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Love it.
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etesian Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Those shades must improve your powers of observation.
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ScribbleBush Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aaaah, ya got me!

And to think.. people be thinkin I'm bird-brained.
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etesian Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
well actually bird brained is a compliment, as while birds have kind of small brains, they are incredibly efficient letting them do some incredible things. Crows use tools. African Greys have cognitive speech, and so on and so forth... oh... but yeah, my guy won't be the only bird trainer, I'm sure. :3
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ScribbleBush Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you can appreciate the neural sciences. I'd love to quell some of societies stigmas and discrimination on some un-researched and misunderstood consciousness', seems i've fallen prey to being old fashioned yet again.

You know.. i hear goldfish have been proven to have long term memory and some chimpanzees have the cognitive ability of a 4-5 year old human. :ohnoes:

I till tink dey dum dohe. :meow:
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wanlingnic Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student General Artist
I lost all composure at Weighted Companion Leek. xD That's adorable, and so's Peking!
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etesian Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Haha~! mission accomplished. I'm glad you think so. I was worried he came off as too creepy.
Thank you for commenting 8D
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Bat-Lass Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
<33 All the awkward Jon/Sylphie moments!!
Knowing her she'll either make his outlook on life 100 time better or 100 times worse. XD
I love this new app it looks fantastic! It has a great flow, it looks really natural if that makes sense in this context ^^;
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etesian Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
ALL OF ZEM. <3
Even if it did get darker, with Sylphie, it would be at least a really fun time. XD besides so many more interesting things happen in the dark.

Oh I'm so glad you like it. Thank you! I think I understand what you mean by flow... natural... I'm a little confused on but I'm really happy it comes across that way for you. :tighthug:
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Bat-Lass Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
WHY WASN'T THIS ALREADY IN MY FAVOURITES GAAYD
it's okay though I fixed that :3
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etesian Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
<3
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avasharkattack Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love, well-developed character and awesome artwork!! You are awesome ete. ULTIMATE DUCK SAMARAI WARRIAAAAAA!!
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etesian Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Thank you ;u; I'm glad you like it.
You must have me confused with a mirror, for it is you who are awesome.
*plays mighty ducks theme song* heck yes.
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big-black-beast Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is cool! I like the style here, and everyone has a lot of character. I was toying with the notion of applying with my old bird trainer character, but I ended up going with Magnus instead.
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etesian Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Well Magnus is pretty awesome. As much as I love birds, Magnus is spectacular. XD And you always have the option of making an NPC with your bird trainer if you want to. Hopefully throughout this year our guys can interact and such. :3
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