1: Shelley was born in the Nook. He has no idea who his parents are, and has no particular desire to find out. He’d rather spend his time reading his way through all the books in Wynsiph.
2: While Shelley is comfortable reading about most any topic, his favourite is subject is the theory and use of magic.
3: The only time Shelley tried to go ice skating, the ice cracked and he almost fell in. He now hates ice and tries to stay away from it as much as possible.
4: Shelley very rarely reads any fiction, considering this to be a waste of his time. When he does, it’s always murder mysteries. He refuses to read the endings before he’s solved the murder himself, and as a result, has been stuck on the same novel for the past 6 months.
5: Shelley secretly dislikes his grey colouration, and envies those with brighter colours. Although he knows it’s ridiculous to think fur colour could be related to personality, deep down, he fears that it’s a reflection of his true personality.
6: Apart from magic, Shelley’s favourite topic to read about is mushrooms. However, he dislikes the taste of the edible ones, and is too scared of accidental poisoning or intoxication to try searching for them in the wild.
7: Shelley claims to avoid magic-users whenever possible because he’s scared of the possible effects of magic going wrong (and, indeed, has read enough to know how bad this can be). However, the truth is he is simply jealous of proficient magic users.
8: One of Shelley’s greatest fears is a gathering, party or sleepover in the library – an event that would force himself out of his favourite place, for fear of having to interact with Wyngrew more interested in making noise than reading.
9: Shelley has a great respect for adult Wyngrew, especially those who don’t try to patronise him or get him to socialise.
10: Shelley will tolerate the presence and noise of Mayhem while he’s trying to read for about 10 minutes before walking away. This is at least 8 minutes more than he will tolerate any other Wyngling.
11: Despite his copious reading on the subject, Shelley has never actually cooked for himself, and secretly worries about what he will do when he eventually moves out of the Nook.
12: Shelley considers his greatest weakness to be his inability to participate in small talk, wishing he was better able to accurately express the various ideas he reads about.
13: Although Shelley would never claim to be superstitious, he always feels a twinge of unease when he encounters the number ‘13’, feeling much better after he has passed that page number.
14: Despite the copious amounts of reading he does, Shelley is actually a fairly terrible writer – he doesn’t go into nearly enough detail about whatever he’s writing about, and commits a ridiculous amount of grammatical errors.
15: His drawing isn’t much better.
16: The closest Shelley has ever come to a physical altercation was just after he met Mayhem, and was tackled while walking through the corridors of the Nook by the Wyngling. He fled to his room and didn’t leave for the rest of the day.Bonus fun fact: I had no idea about any of these other facts before I sat down to write them; Shelley was very much a prioritisation of speed over design, and I'm only now sort of feeling my way deeper into who he is.