I've decided to finally apply to join Space-Garden since I've loved it and it's the first thing I'd been obsessed with since I first got onto deviantart.
Name: Roderick James Morgan
Nicknames: Rod, Rodney
Age: 23 human years
Species: Korppivika (kore-pih-vee-kah)
Home Planet: Maji (Mah-hee)
Weight: 120 lbs
Species: Korppivika are a friendly, good-natured species and can come in many shapes and forms. They are all grey but can have blue, green, indigo, or purple tints to their feathers. They are covered with some material that both resembles feathers and fur, and cover the entire body. They have webbed toes and birdlike hands. Each korppivika has a tail that is used to assist in killing prey or to mash up food for young ones. However, some Korppivika are born with a rare deformity that leaves them without a mouth on their tail, or a different shaped tail, or even no tail. This is a fairly common birth defect among the species and can even be hereditary. They are fairly advanced, but the most impressive buildings are no skyscrapers, but rather small factories used to make clothes. They do not use cars, but bicycle, walk, or row in boats to travel to their destinations.
Homeworld: Maji is a planet perfect for sustainable life. There are two large polar ice caps that stay relatively the same size all year round. The entire planet is relatively cool, though the four continents hold many tropical areas. The oceans are very deep and contain many different species of wildlife. There is a large set of islands the dominant species, Korppivika, refer to as the Isles. These islands hold various unique biomes and with it, very different species of animals. Some even harbor separate cultures of native korppivika.
Backstory: Roderick was born into the planet of Maji. He belonged to a family of farmers in a small town in the tropic forests of Maji. He has been familiar with different plants and animals since he was a child. However, being born into a poor family, he had always wanted to raise money to support his family. Roderick worked on the fields day in and day out, selling his crops to try and care for his family. One day, however, a stray piece of paper flew across his feet. Roderick picked it up. He squinted his eyes. "Space..garden. Huh." He went home to his family one night and explained that he wanted to join this crew. He'd hoped to be able to make a living and send things back to his family. Roderick worked for five years to come up with enough money to afford a spot on Teklin 'Enta, and have enough for his family to get by for a few months. His sister had grown ill and needed medicine, and Roderick hoped he'd left enough money for his family to buy the medication she needed.
Personality: Roderick is a bit dense and gullible. Having never been to the city, and raised in a quiet town, he doesn't know much about technology or social lingo. You could get him to fall for just about anything. Roderick also has a fascination for advanced technology because he hasn't been exposed to much.
Rod tends to be particularly dense when he is the person of romantic interest. He'd never be able to tell someone had a crush on him unless someone else said something. Though he may never be able to tell when someone's flirting with him, and he's terrible at flirting, he can be romantic. Awkward, yes, but romantic. The sappy cliche stuff.
He doesn't mind killing other animals for food, but he always thanks them for their lives and quickly kills them to minimize the animal's pain. He loves to cook and spends a lot of his time in the kitchen or tending to the plants or animals.
His tail has a "mind of its own" and is bitter and tends to bite Rodney when it's annoyed at him.
I'll try to put up a ref sheet of Roderick soon~