Meet Madeline. Her design is thanks to =Lavadrakeofhellfire
Madeline lives on a strange planet where humans have in all essence gone extinct, save for very very few. She lives in one of the most dangerous areas on this planet; a huge swamp with water at 10 ft deep, in the most shallow areas. The trees are very close together however, so if you don't have gills, you'll most likely be living in the trees. Some of them ARE carnivorous however, so you have to be careful. Within this swamp are many, MANY creatures. Some are friendly, like our lovely Madeline here, some are violent, however. For example, there are swarms of mermaid-like piranha creatures. And then there's the terror of the swamp, the behemoth. It's the big bad creature of the swamp, that everyone fears.
Madeline is a very sweet girl. She has no eyes, so she is unable to see. However, she is very sensitive to touch, thanks to the holes in her body. She can feel vibrations much easier than most, and can tell how far things are from her, and their general size. She can also do this with the changes in the air. With swimming, she can even tell what SPECIES is close by, by feeling the different swimming patterns through the water. For example, the piranha mermaids swim in swarms, and are very fast. Also using these vibrations, she can tell how far and how many there are.
She lives inside of a cave that larger creatures, such as the Behemoth, cannot enter. She rarely strays far from it, unless she has too. The water inside the cave is shallow, compared to the water outside. She can easily walk around, if she keeps her head tilted towards the ceiling. If she does that, it reaches the edge of her jawline. Above the water are a bunch of tree branches, growing closely together, that allow her a safe place to live. Where the tree branches are too thin for walking, there are holes within the rock walls for her to travel through. Of course, a good number of these pathways she had to create, herself. But it's worth it, since she has one of the most safe places to live in the swamp.
She DOES enjoy visitors, if they are friendly. And she HAS in fact met a human, or possibly two, within her lifetime. They told her stories of when humans were everywhere. Her favorite stories are those of princesses. She wishes sometimes that she was a princess, living in the times of humans. One of the travelers, not necessarily one of the human ones, told her a story of a princess named Madeline. She loved that story, and wanted so much to be like the princess. So she took up the name, Madeline. She likes to think that maybe, in a past life perhaps, SHE was that princess. And although she cannot see, she can kind of 'feel' how a picture looks, vaguely. The visitors and travelers she has met have given her pictures of princesses. From story books, magazines, everywhere. Though sadly, most of these people end up dying within the swamp. She misses them all very much, and each person she meets, she remembers, and they have a special place in her heart.
In this picture, i'm going to say a drought hit, and caused the swamp to momentarily become more shallow. At least enough for a few small spots of land to poke through. That's where she's standing, is one of those spots. Her tail is in the water, though, and seems to be drawing the attention of a few unwanted pests.
The whole idea of the swamp-world and the planet is ~IceDragonQueen22
's. I'm trying to stick as closely as I can to her rules for that universe. <3 Tell me if I messed anything up, Val! ;A;