Ok so, this is my new post for goatswap. An underswap where Asriel lives, and other interesting things happen.
the first post for this about a month ago. There are a number of things in it I still like, but are also a number of things that needed redoing, so…. now is the time to revisit them!
I’ll refer to the first post a bunch, but it’s also really wordy and a little bad, so
I recommend you read this one first, and reference back to the first one as you have questions.
I originally wrote this post up as drawing notes I was going to post with drawings of “
goatswap Asriel”, but then I never did the drawings, so now I’m just posting the unedited notes slightly out of context so that they’re out there somewhere. I’ve said some of the stuff in these notes in abbreviated form in other places ( here for one), but even so, I think having the original post too may be an improvement.
So before I played Undertale, and even before I got the true end, I always thought that Asriel was probably a little shit who didn’t really deserve all the tears and sympathies he was getting.
I didn’t think this post was happening, haha, but then, very accidentally, it did.
Swap AU! Asriel lives.
I call this goatswap cause it started with me swapping Asriel and Toriel, before I generally turned it into a “serious underswap” trying to make everything make as much sense as possible.
UPDATE: I’ve made a
new goatswap post now where a bunch in this one was scrapped, so I’ve come back and struck out some irrelevant, skippable stuff to make this post easier to compare to that one.
Note that I’m the kind of person who
also uses struck text for an “under your breath” voice, so there are both plain, unfancy strikeouts (ironic ones) and fancy coloured strikeouts (serious deletions you should skip). I hope that isn’t too confusing.
OH AND ANOTHER THING: In this post I kept consistently referring to monsters that are bosses as “boss monsters” and that’s not correct. So please ignore it.
Only the Dreemurrs are boss monsters. Undertale did not really rule out the possibility that since monsters were a worldwide thing there used to be more boss monsters that were like lesser nobility or other small monster kingdoms or something and are now dead. However, the bosses in Undertale are not “boss monsters”.