Whenever I get stuck on the story part of Jinx & Tonic, I work on characters. I really wanted more female characters for my thesis and so I decided Sweetpea’s band needed another lady—namely, the pianist. I don’t have a name for her just yet, though I was leaning towards “Penelope” (but I probably shouldn’t have two names ending in a variation of “-pea”).
Anyway, Currently Nameless Pianist is spunky, adventurous, a little awkward both due to being super tall and also a fish-person on land, and has a hopeless crush on Sweetpea which is half the reason she joined the band (the other half was that Nightshade was one of the few places that didn’t frown at her habit of wearing men’s clothes).
I also made her a sea monster at the last minute, because why not?