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DCLeadboot
Daniel Normington
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United Kingdom
Current Residence: West Suffolk, UK
Favourite genre of music: Classical, or anything with a lively tune...
Favourite style of art: Anthropomorhpic, especially cartoony
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7
Wallpaper of choice: The Dan Clan
Favourite cartoon character: Aside from Danbuster and co... blimey! There's so many!
Personal Quote: Never underestimate... the Leadboot!! O_o
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Tagged: Facts about Frederick

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 13, 2016, 11:04 AM
  • Listening to: Papyrus's Battle Theme
  • Reading: Salamandastron: A Tale from Redwall
  • Watching: Oliver Twist
  • Playing: Undertale
  • Eating: Liquiruce Allsorts
  • Drinking: Blackcurrent Tea
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I was tagged by my friend :iconalexraccoonglider: who picked out Frederick for me to talk about.

 

RULES:

1. Post 8 facts about your character.

2. Tag 8 other Characters. (You can do this if you wish, it’s optional – I could only manage four who have characters I could pick for them)

3. Post their names along with their creator’s avatars (Again optional if I tag you)

 

FACTS:

1. Frederick first came about from a random joking remark about my having a pet-ferret on a bus, that had got loose and was making girls on the top deck scream. The idea stuck. (Though I’ve no idea what was REALLY going on upstairs)

2. For many years, Frederick was little more than an imaginary friend, in the form of a sentient ferret. When Danbuster eventually developed as my fursona, Frederick naturally transitioned to be his best friend.

3. Over the years, his wardrobe has remained pretty consistent, but he grew from a regular-sized ferret into a five-foot anthro in keeping with my scaling principle of anthros being both human-sized and to relative scale with their species in relation. (Hence my mice are well over a foot high, while anthro horses are slightly scaled down to seven or eight feet on their hindlegs)

4. From the start, Frederick was written as an orphan whose mother died in childbirth and whose father was never present (except to conceive him, that is). My reasoning was that, unlike Veil from the Redwall tales, Frederick would not have any of the corrupting influences that made “vermin” species inherently “evil” but rather he’d be raised by a good solid family who would bring out only the best in him; the Wilkinson otters filling that void, though their individual characters didn’t develop until years later. Frederick was perhaps my first OC to defy stereotypes. I found ferrets cute, what I’d seen of them in Last of the Summer Wine, and was sick of them being cast as “bad guys”.

5. I believe Frederick is physically the third strongest of all my cast, behind Marquila RocBeak and Leroy Rudderbuck. His otter foster brother Cedric is a close fourth. Frederick can raise Cedric off the floor despite the big otter’s girth.

6. Frederick is severely shortsighted without his spectacles. However, being a ferret, he has a brilliant sense of direction and good at navigating tunnels or mazes.

7. Thanks to his upbringing, Frederick is a strong swimmer as well as agile. He is a natural born athlete. Bending his spine, he can stand on his own head… literally!

8. Frederick is a tidy-minded fellow and an excellent housekeeper. This is just as well, considering he shares a house with a crazy March Hare and a scruffy rat with a very UNtidy mind… he’s also a surprisingly good cook.

 

Now I tag:

:iconbluebottleflyer: (Greenie)

:iconhermessquirrel: (Bosco)

:iconkelaiah: (Ferret-Kel)

:iconluke-the-f0x: (Luke)



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Got Zootropolis on DVD yesterday. :D
So we got to watch it as a family last night

Glad I got to see it myself a couple of times at the cinema - that way I was able to form my own opinion.

Personally, I still enjoy the characters and humour.
The opinions at home were more mixed though. My parents felt the story was pretty slow-moving at the start.
Dad decided it was boring and went off to do other things needing attention.
Mum was more positive, though. She said it's not something she'd watch all the time, but it had its good bits and a good moral and liked some of the characters. She even raised a smirk occasionally.
Frederick's Wake-Up Call by DCLeadboot
Frederick's Wake-Up Call
It seems that Frederick found his lazy foster-brother Cedric grabbing a sly forty winks under a tree and decided to take drastic measures to wake him up... ;p
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Wales at Euro 2016 by DCLeadboot
Wales at Euro 2016
A quick iScribble in honour of Wales.

After getting so far, I was sorry to hear about their loss against Portugal in the semi-final.
Still, they did their country proud. Certainly, it's reportedly the first time Wales ever reached the semi-final of a major tournament, so who knows... maybe they'll get better?

(They certainly did streets better than our own English team... they were a joke...)
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, heh... nice! ;p
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NwitchGun Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016   Digital Artist
thanks for the fav and comment
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :)
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Thank you for the fav! =3
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! :)
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AJ-Lethal Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the fav!
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :)
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CosmoCoyote Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Willy: Hey man, biggie thanks for.....uh,*?????*....oh yeah...faving me!
That's sooooo cool!
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, heh... wanna bellyrub? :XD:
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CosmoCoyote Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah man! Like that would be so farrrr out!Ohm... Ohm... 
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe... :aww:

Danbuster: *giving a bellyrub* Hope this doesn't look weird - a straight male hare giving a hippy coyote a bellyrub... :XD:;;
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CosmoCoyote Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pipkin and I thank you for the favorite!:D (Big Grin) 
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, heh... you're both welcome! ;)
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JackofAllAss Featured By Owner May 27, 2016
I've finally gotten around to looking through part of your gallery.
Your characters are so much fun!
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CosmoCoyote Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!:D (Big Grin) 
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, thanks very much! :aww:
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Smoozles Featured By Owner May 23, 2016
Many thanks for adding my picture to your favourites.
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! :)
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CosmoCoyote Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fave!:D (Big Grin) 
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! :)
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Mutabi Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for all the faves! :+fav:
Sorry for my late reply, I was very busy during the last weeks.^^"
But I am happy about your feedback! :hug:
I wish you a wonderful free weekend, sunshine and the smell of blooming flowers around you. :heart:
Flower otter by Mutabi
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww, thanks very much! :aww:
And you're welcome!
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JackofAllAss Featured By Owner May 17, 2016
Hi.  How's it going?
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm fine thanks! You?
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