Valentine is a character from Stereotypes, a sci-fi story that I have yet to put down in words. He also stars in a short story that I wrote called A Chance Meeting that might eventually make its way to Elfwood... In Stereotypes he bumps into our heroes in the second part of the story. On meeting them he lies about community he came from. Since you readers are not "our heroes" I will provide hints to what type of person he is (as based off his community). 1. He has a concealed sword (note picture) that he does not use to kill 2. He wears a scarf, but is not cold (for reasons of concealment) 3. He wears headphones but does not always listen to them (for reasons of concealment) 4. He has an umbrella but it is not used to just stop the rain 5. He talks but does not open his mouth (for reasons of concealment and simply because he CAN) 6. He is based on a well-known fantasy creature who people believed existed but really doesn't (I'm pretty sure...yep) What is he? And yes. A manga(-influenced) story isn't complete without a guy who looks like a girl! No, you don't have to answer that. Yes, I'm exaggerating...yep. He was inspired from Bryan Lee O'Malley's character Ramona Victoria Flowers, a girl, from his series Scott Pilgrim. All criticism welcome. Done with pen and coloured with Photostudio. July 2008.