I was tagged by twiliunicorn
literally a month and a half ago but exams were a thing and also I forgot at one point
Anyway I got tagged to post 8 facts about one of my OCs and since Twili didn't specify I'm gonna lay down some truths about my boy Iach bc I know you've got a soft spot for him (same) and there's no point doing the Big Four because you know pretty much everything about them already lmao
This technically also includes trivia about Aean but we're not about to get pedantic here
For anyone who can't remember anything about my OCs (I don't blame you it's been years) I'm talking 'bout this guy
but some of the info in that bio is now outdated so consider this an update
- Iach has a very bad stammer that he's had since he was a kid that gets worse when he's stressed or very tired (when he can't concentrate properly) and he used to get bullied quite a bit as a kid. He also got a bit of teasing/laughing behind his back when he started work at the hospital but he's such a goddamn nice person that nobody can make fun of him without feeling extremely guilty
- Iach was inspired to become a nurse by both of his parents, who met due to a shared medical profession; his mother was a well-respected radiologist and his father was a wardnurse/midwife who later became an obstetrician
- His best friend is his younger sister Aean, but they're not actually biologically related (hence why they look nothing like each other). Aean's birth mother died of complications not long after she was born (very prematurely) when Iach was about three; Iach's dad was the attending midwife at the time and when no next of kin could be found, he insisted the baby could stay with him until a suitable foster home was found. However he and his wife got way too attached and decided to officially adopt her, and that's how Iach got a sister
- Iach and Aean have their own 'secret' hand signing language, which they came up with as kids so they could talk without Iach struggling with his stammer and they still use it now (they always sign 'I love you' at each other before they say goodbye)
- Iach also knows actual standard sign language, making him one of four of the characters that does (Kendrick, Seskey and Fike, although Fike only knows the basics)
- Iach doesn't have much of a social life outside of seeing his sister, partly due to his long shifts, but most of his free time is spent baking. His kitchen is tiny but is stuffed with baking equipment and he whenever he brings something into the staff room at work it's devoured within half an hour
- He can't sing for shit because of his voice tremor but he took ballroom dancing lessons for a few years as a kid and is still actually kinda smooth, that sure shocked everyone the first time he went to the annual staff formal dinner/dance event
- Iach is surprisingly close friends with Sifris, Aean's commanding officer. They know each other via Aean but actually get on pretty well even when she's not around. That might seem meaningless considering Sif can make friends with pretty much anyone, but he actually takes time out of his day (of which he has very little to spare) to see how Iach is doing every so often, and there's always a stir when a lowkey celebrity stops by the hospital to visit.
I'm not gonna tag people because I don't even remember who has OCs anymore but feel free to ask me more questions (about Iach or anyone else, I may not draw my OCs much anymore but they all still exist!), consider this a free-for-all Q&A where I will answer pretty much anything, barring spoilers. have fun!