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
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
thank you guys for all sticking with me through this posting drought. i’m sorry i haven’t answered a lot of asks lately, but i will in due time, i haven’t forgotten about them. some stuff happened back in july and i’ve just felt a lot more reclusive and moody than usual ever since, to the point where just talking one-on-one with friends is really emotionally draining. and i haven’t felt like drawing since then either, but i think i might be getting over that in recent days, just a bit. so again, sorry i’ve been scarce, thank you for still wanting me around despite my flakiness. also if you are reblogging for the picture (which you would) you have express permission to delete my mopey commentary because this is completely unrelated to the subject matter.
this is a picture of gamzee and equius playing ukeleles
Anonymous asked you:
OH MY GOD POST SCREENCAPS OF THAT SHIT
this is sollux listening to equius “enthuse about horses”
behind them is sollux’s beloved stove which he burned to the ground immediately after i screenshotted this while attempting to make pancakes. for some reason he gets very emotional over objects and is mourning its death when nobody else cares (terezi and feferi actually laughed at it). nepeta had singed it once before and he cried at that too.
i made sure everyone has at least one ridiculously patterned outfit
well uh you are certainly free to believe that is a thing that is true, anon
i’m just not sure where you got it from
forgot to upload yesterday whoops
I think you should draw more of your Equius here he is with a Kate Beaton pony
they’re his consorts
i am lazy so i am going to post what i said on my sburbchan thread about this stupid bloodswap (it is the same character order as in canon but rotated -120 degrees on the wheel) that won’t leave me alone:
i barfed this sketchy lineup up because people seemed to be curious about it and now that i think about it i don’t think i’ve posted anything showing anyone’s legs. equius and feferi have hats and aradia has kabuki-like face paint i didn’t bother to draw. what eridan’s shirt looks like is also still kind of up in the air; some people say they don’t like the polo and that it would look better as a button-down, but i’m not sure.
for serious i think i am going to start this mid-april; i’d have it sooner but exams and shit are making me put it off, and i still don’t have a drawing style i’m set on using. but i think i might want to do something in a similar vein to this lineup—purposely messy muted colours with this cool new ink brush i made accidentally a few days ago, not as messy as this though obviously. more to the tune of this derpy fantroll picture i did for a bro i guess. it is really fast and easy to work with which are major plusses, but on the negative side it’s pretty far removed from the source material’s style. i did think of a possible explanation for that (nepeta is illustrating it, and another character, terezi probably, might be writing) which would be cool in a sense that it would be an adventure told by a possibly unreliable narrator, but i don’t know. if i do decide on that i assure you i’m not going to use quirks in narration because that would be fucking horrible.
IS THIS A COOL THING I SHOULD DO?? opinions tumblr i want em
(bigger version is here)