mediarama asked you: Is there any chance that you could draw bloodbent God Tier Feferi because I would really love to cosplay her (and my Eridan wants to cosplay his God Tier too!)
FEEL FREE TO UNDO THE ARTISTIC LIBERTIES I TOOK also these are her unobstructed wings (i will have to redo eridan’s on the sheet because i accidentally made them look really, really phallic. i think it was probably an accident, anyway)
i’m really excited to see what you guys do with this!!
What would the derpbent!Dancestors be like? Would the change be purely cosmetic (eg. Meena becomes more tall and scrawny to match Sollux) or would there be some personality shifts as well?
As in their first iteration? To be honest, I don’t really like the A1 guys at all, so I haven’t given much thought to what they’d be like with their ancestors swapped up. Since Feferi isn’t the Witch of Life and nobody can communicate with Glb’golyb or the Furthest Ring, the dream bubbles don’t exist, and so neither do the A1 players after they scratched their session. They’re just… not very relevant… and it’s hard to talk about them when there are so much unknowns about who they were before their deaths and what kind of a world they lived in, and I’d have to build a completely new one more or less from a blank slate if I were to say anything about them re: bloodbent.
Meenah would be in a different situation at least because she wouldn’t be in the imperial bloodline anymore? Her ancestor wasn’t really hot on hereditary rule or politics, and provided he didn’t get assassinated or something (WHICH IS TOTALLY POSSIBLE I MEAN I DON’T THINK HE’S THAT GREAT AT STAYING ALIVE), I think he would have at least tried to dissolve it and replace it with an electoral system. If that didn’t succeed and there’s some other random usurper guy/descendant of an usurper in power, Meenah might have ended up hiding out in the same deep sea cave that Sollux holed up in to get away from her later on. Whatever happened I’m sure he left her a few rambling tomes which she only ever read the last pages of, and she probably thinks he sucks and she could have done a lot better if he hadn’t deliberately ruined her chances. Which is pretty much true to be honest. This would also probably affect everybody else too, it would be a vastly different social climate than Feferi’s Beforus.
I recall a dream I had where I wrote about Alternia v.1 court politics for some reason. They unanimously (after temporarily kicking out Karkat so that the decision would be unanimous, it was just the principle of the thing) agreed that religious leaders ought to be decided by gladatorial combat. Then they chose this totally atheist blacksmith guy obsessed with horses to go fight on behalf of the Empire, and he would go on to win every competition until his death of old age. Equius Zahhak was thus the longest-reigning pope in history, and he did absolutely fuckall with this position except erect a bunch of lewd golden musclebeast statues and art museums. I feel like this would be a good time to formally canonize that. So Meulin probably has some expectations to live up to there.
I have drawn some things of them as ancestors, and also Meenah and Aranea once (secret: I totally drew that picture with the Captor and Peixes horns first and then changed them ngl so it counts). But I probably won’t go down further down that road, sorry. Not even for A2 players tho I think their government would be hilarious
I REALLY HOPE I CAN CHURN OUT SOMETHING REALLY GREAT IN THE NEXT 19 HOURS SO THAT WISTFUL PANTSLESS GOD ERIDAN ISN’T THE LAST THING I DREW AND POSTED IN 2012
did i intend for this to look nice?? no. absolutely not. is this representative of the things i have done in the past year?? probably sadly yes
I bet you've thought of this before but maybe in Equius's land the grass could be feathers?
yeah! i have thought about having down feathers as “grass” and flight feathers as pine trees, since a) i think the feather barbules, as shown under microscope, really do look a lot like flat pine needle branches and b) iit’s a pun on pinion/pinyon. in addition, pinions are also small gears, which i think i should work in somehow. in any case it is definitely a flat, open kind of land because his consorts are migratory (like equius himself is/was) and it’s one of the more benign worlds in the set. i feel like i know what it should be like but can’t visualise it very well for some reason? maybe i am just upset about a steppe world because i live in the prairies where everything is just flat grassland and bush, so it doesn’t feel alien enough to me.
I probably missed this before but which land belongs to who?
it goes from highest blood colour to lowest. sorry sometimes i forget it’s not second nature to everyone to figure out who is where on the spectrum
tav got dealt a myriad of abysmally bad hands in this. he’s got a really lame-sounding non-combat role in the only land that is openly, unambiguously hostile to him in particular. and he has eridan around to be contrary and unhelpful about the ghost problem, because ghosts don’t exist, stupid. eridan doesn’t like being in his own land. i guess it’s too cheery for him.
very informal descriptions based on very limited notes i have about them, minus any solutions/connections they might have to each other. italicized denizen names are ones i chose to use because their associated aspects don’t have a canon denizen.
Anonymous asked you: what are everybody’s lands?
well here is four thumbnail things of them (two you might have already seen). i was going to do all of them but the architectural ones are hard and several have two really distinct unsolved/solved phases so i would have to do at least 16 sketches which i just don’t feel like doing at the moment.
a text post about all of them is here
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
a few anons were asking for full body bloodbent equius & karkat so i put them both in one image i hope that is okay
i’ll also post the info part later as a readmore text post since you guys also wanted that. i’d say also look at formspring but there isn’t much about equius there and whatever i said about karkat is really outdated and wrong and i have changed it a lot for the better so ignore whatever is there (but u can still ask stuff on formspring)
one thing i will not answer is about equius’ lusus though, that is a secret between me and only one other very special person