I just realised that if Kate got this “axe of rationality” I just came up with earlier today (it’s a legendary Verity weapon that can cut through any malicious distortion of the truth) she could just go kill Vergozsya like it was nothing, Monster of Compulsion dead just like that
While anybody else would be like that’s awesome I’m just imagining Nassak standing there about to confront her along with Hadjeza and Haikma (the normal version of the scene I’d imagined for Nassak’s story) but then Kate suddenly drops in to kill the snake and Nassak is just like what do you think you’re doing and is ready to literally fight her
To anybody else Nassak’s perspective of wanting to just go efficiently persuade the snake to stop being a butt and both go home and defend the monster when others want to kill it instead probably seems pretty weird
Ariana is supposed to be the most creative, but she’s actually terrible at art and writing and generally pretty much any form of articulating things. She’s really lucky she has the ability for her characters to just come alive, because otherwise nobody would know how incredibly creative she was.
Kate is pretty good at art but very specialised at like, a lot like the kind of style and subject matter you find in naturalist engraving plates,
This post was supposed to post some time ago but I never got the Arbiter’s design done so it just sat around instead until I had the good sense to take the Arbiter out and put it in a new post.
The Orienter (Synthesis + Desolation) is a kind of living compass, with eight floating arms that each “point” to one of the Directed attributes. It has a great directional sense, and will gladly give directions to whoever wants them, drawing from what seems to be an uncannily great knowledge of the layout of the universe.
I just realised Nassak is kinda sorta the Stablehand equivalent of Steven Universe and I’m laughing because I could but it would take effort for me to think of two more different characters with two more different backgrounds
I ended up making up this word while in the middle of a roleplay so I might as well record it here.
Grævonia and Aeterna both belong to “saga culture” though the former much, much more than the latter. Basically this means their culture kind of revolves around the idea of knights and heroes and epic adventures.
A handful of my favourite recent DOD drawings I did involving my characters. I’ve noticed I’m steadily getting VASTLY better at drawing on a touchscreen.
Here are all the main characters I could actually make with an avatar generator (dreamself.me to be specific) again. (Yanha, Shadow, Hughes, and Red are obviously not here because they’re not human, and Sleipnir isn’t because he literally changes appearance every time; you could almost get a Sleipnir just by pressing the randomise button. :p)
I like how completely inadequate this was for trying to make Nassak and he just like looks totally generic :p First of all there was no hair that fit (literally), and any shirt looked excessive but then when I decided that he would be the anti-shirt toga dude I couldn’t find anything like that either. So basically this is fail-Nassak. :p
You know I really like the idea of Nassak just not liking shirts but feeling weird without one so he wears this draped sheet thing partially over his upper body kinda like a toga and other people think it’s weird and suggest he try wearing a shirt instead but he’s just like nope
Don’t tell me there’s a northern hognose.
Aww, there’s not. Now I’m actually disappointed. :p
It would have been absolutely perfect for executing my idea of there being a variant for each cardinal direction since Nassak’s name originally came from stars called the north/south/east/west boundary of the Snake constellation. :p
Well, actually, Heterodon nasicus nasicus kinda is the Northern Hognose, even though nobody calls it that. It goes all the way up into Canada though the other subspecies of the Eastern/Western Hognoses don’t.
Maybe I can do directional Hognose snakes after all.