What's Aradia's weapon of choice? And is she more or less lucid than Gamzee?
Aradia knows how to use batons, maces and multi-tailed whips. I associate her the most with blackjacks and tonfa, and her ancestor is more about the cat-o-nine-tails than she is (it’s also a lot harder to kill somebody with a weapon like that so it’s not really practical for her to use as her main…).
She is completely lucid, and not like Gamzee at all, sober or otherwise. Um, I’m not sure where I put my formspring files so I cannot directly quote them right now, but the short of it is she is pretty content with her caste and wouldn’t ever try to run away from it like Gamzee did. imo he only seemed to understand that his ancestor was a bad person and didn’t want to be that way, so he got his religion and his slime and he was fine being stuck in a drug-induced haze until Dave made him realise his entire worldview was a load of crap. He’s a coward and a ticking time bomb. Aradia on the other hand is very stable, slightly detached, an observer. She didn’t try to fight her fate, or the fate of anyone else, because she believed it was unchangeable. As an indigoblood, she knows a lot more of her bloodline, their practices, and her ‘duty’ as the descendant of one of the most feared, respected and maligned people in history. She would probably be much more dangerous than Gamzee could ever hope to be, should she ever decide a total party kill is for the greater good, because she is disciplined, unemotional, and is completely, genuinely delighted by chaos. Aradia would have made her dad proud.
Not to say she is a bad person, because she’s not. She’s friendly, intelligent, good and loyal to her friends. She’ll put her life down on the line for you and for ideals she believes to be important and good. You just shouldn’t fuck with anything she wants to protect.
In canon I think Gamzee and Aradia kind of melded together after Act 5.2 or traded their positions on things after he became a madman and she became a god. I think that they had a lot of duality going on but I’m not sure if Hussie actually intended it.
apologies in advance if i butchered her outfit though….;-;
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askallyjollychristmas asked you: I know I brought it up in conversation but here’s an ask to make it all official like: Canadian bootleg trolls in Christmas sweaters.
tavros will, in time, learn to hate winter holidays like the rest of them, once he starts associating it with getting beaten up
merry christmas everyone
Anonymous asked you: hey sock, do you think you’ll ever draw any of Aradia’s many many FLARP character outfits?
the last one isn’t a costume though it’s the grand highblood uniform
and the second one is not mine it’s a palette-swapped version of this one costume derp drew like 2 years ago for a commission i think? and it’s still the best aradia costume so it’s still in the lineup because it is canon 2 me
hellaciousbrother said: still say mercury could be an associated element since cinnabar is red and pure mercury is grey, nepeta is arseniccatnip, etc.
YEAH CINNABAR that was a thing i remember thinking about. man i completely forgot about associated elements, i probably should have written that stuff down a year and a half ago. i think i forgot everybody’s consorts too.
except aradia with turtle consorts, i remember that because i think she’d like turtles a lot
Anonymous asked you: Hello! I’m sorry if this is an inconvenience, but I’d like to know if you could provide an image or reference for derpbent-Aradia’s facepaint looks like? I’d really appreciate it! (Also, while I’m here, let me just say that I adore your art, it’s so lovely.)
Anonymous asked you: I really like the part of your Rogue design that you’ve already drawn. Any chance we’ll see the rest sometime in the future
scuttlebuggy asked you: So Aradia is the Sylph of Rage in derpbent, right? Can we hear more about that? Like god tier (even if it doesn’t happen in-comic I JUST REALLY LOVE GOD TIER DESIGNS A LOT), specifics of her title…. Basically I’m just ridiculously infatuated with the idea of subjugglator Aradia.
two gods with one stone (karkat is the rogue of void)
There’s some stuff on the formspring about Aradia already. Though, I’ve decided since answering one of those that the voodoo thing is just a religious ritual for most. The ability to reach into someone’s dreams and mess with them is not psionics that you see in lower castes, it’s something that you can do as a god with domain over primal emotions, and by extension, madness. If you choose to use them that way. What the Grand Highblood could do as a Hero of Rage was seen as a product of enlightenment of sorts, like the Summoner’s wings, which caught the attention of the Empress and she promoted him to the position (they became close friends over time). The whole modern night terror thing is entirely his fault; I’m not sure which but either he’s still alive, getting crunk with the Condesce and doing it consciously, or during the Summoner’s revolution he basically nuked the planet before he died and everyone on Alternia is still feeling the effects a thousand years later. Maybe that’s the reason why the adults all but abandoned it. Either way, run of the mill subjuggulators and other indigobloods not associated with the order can’t do that. Aradia might eventually be able to depending on how she realises herself in the game.
She does practice the religious and military doctrines associated with it, and that sets a lot of people on edge, just as it should, because she’s good at what she does. But her actual interests lie more in the realm of mostly harmless roleplaying games and telling stories and interrupting people <:
feel free to just cut this right out if you reblog, the description is longer than i intended
i think i’ve managed to completely bridge the gap between what i draw like on the computer and what i draw like on paper and i’m not sure how to feel
also hi hello i’m going to stream now come visit because i don’t really know what i’m doing so you should like tell me and stuff yeah
i can wear my hair how i want scratch YOU’RE NOT MY REAL DAD
(she is totally going to cut that bun off in a fit of rage at one point)