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Venn Zhavoronkov FULL NAME
Demon SPECIES
29 AGE
- BIRTHDAY
He/him PRONOUNS
Man GENDER
Gay ORIENTATION
Bookkeeper OCCUPATION
Belodar HOME
Toyhouse | Artfight (ID: 426210) LINKS

Inventory


Bookmarks
To revisit his favorite parts of a book.

Lighter
For candles only.

Mug
He's always drinking imported coffee or tea.

Cookies
Sent from his mother, but she didn't make them.

Apron
When he cooks.

Ribbons


Booksmarts
This character is intelligent, well-read or otherwise suited for academia.
Romantically Oblivious
This character is oblivious when others have a crush on them.
Horned Creature
This character has horns.
Demonic
This character is a demon.
New Face
A character who was revamped at some point.
Sole Sister
This character has a sister.

Character Overview

About
Venn is a demon who runs a bookshop in Belodar, Russia. Pacifistic and humble, he’s the opposite of his shop’s co-owner, Linell, preferring to lay low and be on everyone’s good sides. While he is typically in his sanctuary town documenting demon’s memoirs, Venn frequently goes to and from Reuya to drop his sister off for schooling.



Personality
Venn is a very neat and pacifistic person, preferring to keep his life simple and not let things escalate or become messy. He thinks the world can be changed through kindness rather than picking fights, which is partially right. Many consider him too good hearted, much more than most who become swayed by things like selfishness or vengeance. He's a bashful and polite person. It gives a kind impression, but sometimes he's too selfless or appeasing that he'll put others before himself when it isn't needed. He's vowed to be a good example for his sister, but there's always someone with a terrible personality that shouldn't always get their way. He's distracted or simply not focused when it comes to some important things. As much as he wants to get along with others, he doesn't notice how others feel about him or if he's not paying attention to them enough, like his sister early on. He's practically got his nose in books and doesn't look up.


Likes: Foreign foods, Sounding smart, Literature, Life stories, Imported tea
Dislikes: Summertime, Distractions, Standing out, Gambling, Dust

Character Lore

Backstory
Unlike demons born out of hatred or murders, Venn was born a demon simply because that’s what his parents were. While he was an only child, he had always preferred being indoors and reading since a very young age. With a scholar for a mother, and a train conductor for a father, Venn had a very enriched childhood. His mother taught him to read and write at 3, and from then on his growth was exponential; he was able to read incredibly fast, finishing books before his mother could decide on the next one for him. As for his father’s influence, the frequent travels and views of the countrysides provided Venn with images to imagine and figures to connect with his stylized picture books. His parents were impressed by Venn’s learning capabilities, and allowed him to study as much as he liked instead of working at an early age like other children. Regardless, Venn got himself a job at a demon’s bookshop around 14. Infatuated with books, curiously wanting to know what books the townspeople read, he adored his job. Often times, discussions with other demons were about the lack of demon stories, fiction and nonfiction, positive ones as well. It was a given that demons were bad omens, but those stuck as demons like Venn knew their sides needed to be seen. Inspired by the interesting demons he had met, Venn was set on documenting a series of memoirs by demons he would meet.

By the age of 16, Venn had interviewed a fair share of demons, and even when his parents admitted to having a little sister on the way, Venn continued to work in the bookshop until she was born. Venn’s father stepped down from work to watch over the baby, the mother only for a few months before she resumed working and tutoring other children. With the towns close knit nature of demons watching other each other, housewives helped with raising Bambina, and Venn didn’t really have much to teach her himself. He liked her, of course, but still spent a lot of time reading books in place of interacting with her. As a result, Bambina was drawn to books as a means of getting closer to him, perhaps she could read what he could if she was smarter. Although she was not as prodigious as he was, Venn noticed her interest in literature at such a young age, but ended up truly noticing that she was interested in other things. Her plan to bond with Venn through books turned into a liking towards history. Venn was drawn to mostly fictional wonders while Bambina was drawn towards all kinds of historical nonfiction. In short, Bambina spent the next few years homeschooled or at the bookshop alongside Venn, reading books diligently.By the age of 16, Venn had interviewed a fair share of demons, and even when his parents admitted to having a little sister on the way, Venn continued to work in the bookshop until she was born. Venn’s father stepped down from work to watch over the baby, the mother only for a few months before she resumed working and tutoring other children. With the towns close knit nature of demons watching other each other, housewives helped with raising Bambina, and Venn didn’t really have much to teach her himself. He liked her, of course, but still spent a lot of time reading books in place of interacting with her. As a result, Bambina was drawn to books as a means of getting closer to him, perhaps she could read what he could if she was smarter. Although she was not as prodigious as he was, Venn noticed her interest in literature at such a young age, but ended up truly noticing that she was interested in other things. Her plan to bond with Venn through books turned into a liking towards history. Venn was drawn to mostly fictional wonders while Bambina was drawn towards all kinds of historical nonfiction. In short, Bambina spent the next few years homeschooled or at the bookshop alongside Venn, reading books diligently.

In recent years, Venn’s father had already gone back to work, Venn’s mother still heading out to other towns for long periods of time. As for Venn and Bambina, the two had gotten closer, seeing one another the most after all. Venn now runs the bookshop alongside the shop owner’s nephew, Linell, dropping his sister off at Reuya for classes under Snezhana. Belodar remains a peaceful demon sanctuary as well, albeit the rumors of Reuya since angels were stationed. Venn mostly believes they’re just fiction, but would keep his sister away from the town if Baba Yaga appears.

Character Relationships

Bambina
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Linell
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Coquelicotta
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Character Design

Design Notes

- 5'7 w/o shoes. Often smiles or looks lost in thought.

- Posture is a bit slumped. He's used to leaning to talk to his sister.

- Hair is light on top and black on the underside. very curly.


Color Palette
From left to right: skin, hair, clothes, eyes, hair

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