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Just a quick sketch for an online friend who helps me acquire certain unnamed products through, shall we say, methods of dubious legality. ;)This is Thomas, the youngest member of the Sirius Pirates from PiL. I drew him after the time skip cause his new belt and pants be faaaaaabulous As the ship newb, he’s basically everyone’s bitch and gets stuck doing all the most menial tasks. When he’s not slaving away on deck, he makes friends with the mice in his shitty living quarters because he’s just that much of a Disney princess. He’s basically a mega-innocent sweetheart who, while in battle, gleefully exclaims things like “now we can finally unleash our violent natures!”. Needless to say, Thomas doesn’t exactly seem like pirate material, until you realize that he joined the crew to get revenge for his murdered adoptive father, whose death was caused by…wait for it….his real father! 
[For those of you who are curious about my thoughts on this game, I have only played like half of it, and it is…inconsistent in terms of quality. The translations in the prologue and early routes are just laughably bad. The punctuation, grammar, and slang are all over the place; I think the writers tried to give the characters a pirate-y accent, but it comes across as a weird Southern hick drawl mixed with the conglomerated words of a lazy text messager o_O Thankfully, this issue goes away over time, and the game’s blatant sexism also improves as the writing gets better. I think the most interesting members of the cast are Captain Morgan (yes, that IS his name, haha writers don’t you feel clever) and Captain Alan, the leaders of the two rival/frenemy/brOTP ships, the Sirius and Rika. Morgan’s character arc is quite compelling and manages to make an incredibly cliché trope actually work , while Alan is just…a singularly odd human being. I will never stop laughing over that man’s antics.]

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Just a quick sketch for an online friend who helps me acquire certain unnamed products through, shall we say, methods of dubious legality. ;)

This is Thomas, the youngest member of the Sirius Pirates from PiL. I drew him after the time skip cause his new belt and pants be faaaaaabulous As the ship newb, he’s basically everyone’s bitch and gets stuck doing all the most menial tasks. When he’s not slaving away on deck, he makes friends with the mice in his shitty living quarters because he’s just that much of a Disney princess. He’s basically a mega-innocent sweetheart who, while in battle, gleefully exclaims things like “now we can finally unleash our violent natures!”. Needless to say, Thomas doesn’t exactly seem like pirate material, until you realize that he joined the crew to get revenge for his murdered adoptive father, whose death was caused by…wait for it….his real father! :iconmelodramaplz:

[For those of you who are curious about my thoughts on this game, I have only played like half of it, and it is…inconsistent in terms of quality. The translations in the prologue and early routes are just laughably bad. The punctuation, grammar, and slang are all over the place; I think the writers tried to give the characters a pirate-y accent, but it comes across as a weird Southern hick drawl mixed with the conglomerated words of a lazy text messager o_O Thankfully, this issue goes away over time, and the game’s blatant sexism also improves as the writing gets better. I think the most interesting members of the cast are Captain Morgan (yes, that IS his name, haha writers don’t you feel clever) and Captain Alan, the leaders of the two rival/frenemy/brOTP ships, the Sirius and Rika. Morgan’s character arc is quite compelling and manages to make an incredibly cliché trope actually work , while Alan is just…a singularly odd human being. I will never stop laughing over that man’s antics.]


MODERN TEZCATLIPOCA by Acaciathorn
You know, as a person who’s been obsessed with anthropology for a very long time, I have read a LOT of myths and creation stories and studied a LOT of different religions. But let me tell you… when it comes to whacked-out, bizarro, effed-up belief systems, NOBODY beats the Aztecs. Mesoamerican cosmology in general is pretty much one big giant peyote trip (like seriously - these people were ingesting all sorts of mind-altering substances), but the Aztecs brought a level of insanity and bloodlust to the equation that is just top notch. If you ever wanna have some fun, go read about the creation of the fifth sun, or the birth of Huitzilopochtli, or the annual festival of Xipe Totec. That shit’ll blow your mind.Anyway, out of all the crazy gods in the Aztec pantheon, Tezcatlipoca is my favorite. He’s a fascinating, mercurial figure, as likely to harm as to help - he can tempt humans into self-destruction, but he can also cleanse them of contamination, absolve them of guilt, and help them overcome fate. What makes him decide whether he’s going to save your ass or throw you to the dogs? Who the fuck knows. His name is usually translated as “Smoking Mirror”, and he’s considered to be the embodiment of change through conflict. He is associated with a variety of different concepts, including the night sky, nighttime winds, obsidian, enmity, discord, sorcery, temptation, mystery, and beauty, and he is the traditional rival (and occasional ally) of the cultural hero of the Aztecs, Quetzalcoatl. Tezcatlipoca is basically the original Chaotic Neutral character - as evidenced by his awesome epithet, Necocyaotl - “The Enemy of Both Sides”. I decided to draw a modernized version of Tezcatlipoca, complete with a lit-up (kinda apocalyptic?) view of Mexico City, in place of the ancient capitol of Tenochtitlán. Tezcatlipoca is traditionally depicted with a black and yellow stripe across his cheeks and chin, and black paint over the rest of his body. I stayed true to his design in that respect, but updated his other features to look more modern. He’s usually drawn with a smoking obsidian mirror in place of his right foot, but that gives off too much of a peg-leg vibe, so I gave him some obsidian-plated boots instead (we can just assume he’s wearing a prosthetic under his boot). I also made the smoke plumes come from his entire body because, um, it looks freaking cool. Tezcatlipoca’s animal counterpart is the Jaguar (Tez is a huge fan of shapeshifting, and the Jaguar is his go-to form), so I added some spots on the jacket. I made him super-sexy-fly because 1) I am the artist and thus have the power to draw hot guys, and 2) Tezcatlipoca was apparently such a fine piece of ass that he was able to seduce a number of different goddesses, so yeah. He’s a babe. It’s canon. Tezcatlipoca © The Aztecs, who actually called themselves the Mexica, but whateverPic © Me

MODERN TEZCATLIPOCA by Acaciathorn

You know, as a person who’s been obsessed with anthropology for a very long time, I have read a LOT of myths and creation stories and studied a LOT of different religions. But let me tell you… when it comes to whacked-out, bizarro, effed-up belief systems, NOBODY beats the Aztecs. Mesoamerican cosmology in general is pretty much one big giant peyote trip (like seriously - these people were ingesting all sorts of mind-altering substances), but the Aztecs brought a level of insanity and bloodlust to the equation that is just top notch. If you ever wanna have some fun, go read about the creation of the fifth sun, or the birth of Huitzilopochtli, or the annual festival of Xipe Totec. That shit’ll blow your mind.

Anyway, out of all the crazy gods in the Aztec pantheon, Tezcatlipoca is my favorite. He’s a fascinating, mercurial figure, as likely to harm as to help - he can tempt humans into self-destruction, but he can also cleanse them of contamination, absolve them of guilt, and help them overcome fate. What makes him decide whether he’s going to save your ass or throw you to the dogs? Who the fuck knows. His name is usually translated as “Smoking Mirror”, and he’s considered to be the embodiment of change through conflict. He is associated with a variety of different concepts, including the night sky, nighttime winds, obsidian, enmity, discord, sorcery, temptation, mystery, and beauty, and he is the traditional rival (and occasional ally) of the cultural hero of the Aztecs, Quetzalcoatl. Tezcatlipoca is basically the original Chaotic Neutral character - as evidenced by his awesome epithet, Necocyaotl - “The Enemy of Both Sides”.

I decided to draw a modernized version of Tezcatlipoca, complete with a lit-up (kinda apocalyptic?) view of Mexico City, in place of the ancient capitol of Tenochtitlán. Tezcatlipoca is traditionally depicted with a black and yellow stripe across his cheeks and chin, and black paint over the rest of his body. I stayed true to his design in that respect, but updated his other features to look more modern. He’s usually drawn with a smoking obsidian mirror in place of his right foot, but that gives off too much of a peg-leg vibe, so I gave him some obsidian-plated boots instead (we can just assume he’s wearing a prosthetic under his boot). I also made the smoke plumes come from his entire body because, um, it looks freaking cool. Tezcatlipoca’s animal counterpart is the Jaguar (Tez is a huge fan of shapeshifting, and the Jaguar is his go-to form), so I added some spots on the jacket. I made him super-sexy-fly because 1) I am the artist and thus have the power to draw hot guys, and 2) Tezcatlipoca was apparently such a fine piece of ass that he was able to seduce a number of different goddesses, so yeah. He’s a babe. It’s canon.

Tezcatlipoca © The Aztecs, who actually called themselves the Mexica, but whatever
Pic © Me


ohnoesisthewitch:

acaciathorn:

The Monster & The Martyr
Shingeki no OTP <3 Ymir is so fucking hot. If I were Christa I’d go gay for her in a second.

OMG Mara this is perfect! I didn’t know you got into AoT! :D -Beks

Oh yeah, I’ve been into it since June! I’ve posted fanart for it all over my Deviantart and facebook - I’m surprised you haven’t seen it. I’m a bit late posting it on tumblr because I hardly ever use this account ^^;
P.S. Miss you!

ohnoesisthewitch:

acaciathorn:

The Monster & The Martyr

Shingeki no OTP <3 Ymir is so fucking hot. If I were Christa I’d go gay for her in a second.

OMG Mara this is perfect! I didn’t know you got into AoT! :D -Beks

Oh yeah, I’ve been into it since June! I’ve posted fanart for it all over my Deviantart and facebook - I’m surprised you haven’t seen it. I’m a bit late posting it on tumblr because I hardly ever use this account ^^;

P.S. Miss you!


The Monster &amp; The Martyr
Shingeki no OTP &lt;3 Ymir is so fucking hot. If I were Christa I&#8217;d go gay for her in a second.

The Monster & The Martyr

Shingeki no OTP <3 Ymir is so fucking hot. If I were Christa I’d go gay for her in a second.


Don&#8217;t Let Them See
Le froid est pour moi le prix de la liberté.

Don’t Let Them See

Le froid est pour moi le prix de la liberté.


Captain&#8217;s in his big boy chair 
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Captain’s in his big boy chair :iconichaincameplz:

Picture Source


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This show is so fucking twisted

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This show is so fucking twisted



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Japanese folklore holds that fireflies glow with the souls of the departing dead&#8230;
Pour le concours de *HisanaKuchiki  (Thème: choisissez un animal faisant partie du folklore japonais et associez le avec l&#8217;un des personnages ici).
J&#8217;ai décidé de dessiner son OC Yumi avec des lucioles. Au japon, les lucioles sont une métaphore de l&#8217;amour passionnel dans la littérature et la poésie. Dans la mythologie japonaise, on pense que leurs queues illuminées renferment les âmes des morts&#8230; Pauvre Yumi  Tu étais trop jeune pour mourir!

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Japanese folklore holds that fireflies glow with the souls of the departing dead…

Pour le concours de *HisanaKuchiki  (Thème: choisissez un animal faisant partie du folklore japonais et associez le avec l’un des personnages ici).


J’ai décidé de dessiner son OC Yumi avec des lucioles. Au japon, les lucioles sont une métaphore de l’amour passionnel dans la littérature et la poésie. Dans la mythologie japonaise, on pense que leurs queues illuminées renferment les âmes des morts…
Pauvre Yumi :iconcryforeverplz: Tu étais trop jeune pour mourir!


Dreams of a Better World
What are you willing to sacrifice?

Dreams of a Better World

What are you willing to sacrifice?




CLARITY OF PURPOSE
In this beautiful, cruel worldWe keep on asking ourselvesWhy it was we who survived&#8230;What will we protectWith our strength and with our weaknessIf reason and logic no longer hold sway?
Good news, everyone!  I&#8217;ve been binging on Shingeki no Kyojin like some kind of animu cokehead&#8230; Two nights ago I even had a dream that I was Mikasa Ackerman, and I got to fight Mortal Kombat characters and run on top of moving trains and shit. I also kept on trying to get Eren to come cuddle with me and watch old movies, but he didn&#8217;t wanna be my little bitch lolBut seriously, I love this freaking show, and when I love a show, fanart is never far behind XD I had originally drawn Eren in the circle behind Mikasa, but the picture ended up looking too cluttered, so I deleted his ass and substituted the key instead. I tend to gravitate toward characters with a strong sense of purpose, so I can&#8217;t help but adore these two. Eren&#8217;s purpose is to exterminate all dem fugly Titans, and Mikasa&#8217;s purpose is to keep Eren from getting killed like a dipshit ;-P I know the internet is much more interested in shipping the gay in this show (how am I not surprised), but I like the JaegerMan totally just invented that portmanteau dynamic too much not to ship them &lt;3 MIKASA ES SU CASA, EREN I wonder if Isayama ever hates himself for designing such complicated uniforms thoughThe text on her sword blades, Ich werde dich beschützen, means &#8220;I will protect you&#8221; in German. The word in back of her is Jäger, the German word for hunter (and the Germanic spelling of Eren&#8217;s last name). The three knives represent the three men who killed her mother and father, and who Eren and Mikasa then killed in turn. Attack on Titan, Mikasa Ackermann, and Eren Jaeger © Hajime Isayama. Pic © Me, except for the scrap of a screenshot I slapped onto the background. The song snippet is from the anime&#8217;s 1st ending theme, Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai.P.S. I was just listening to the opening theme, Guren no Yumiya, when I realized that it&#8217;s basically every WWII veteran&#8217;s worst nightmare&#8230;a song about warfare with German and Japanese lyrics lol

CLARITY OF PURPOSE


In this beautiful, cruel world
We keep on asking ourselves
Why it was we who survived…
What will we protect
With our strength and with our weakness
If reason and logic no longer hold sway?

Good news, everyone!  I’ve been binging on Shingeki no Kyojin like some kind of animu cokehead… Two nights ago I even had a dream that I was Mikasa Ackerman, and I got to fight Mortal Kombat characters and run on top of moving trains and shit. I also kept on trying to get Eren to come cuddle with me and watch old movies, but he didn’t wanna be my little bitch lol

But seriously, I love this freaking show, and when I love a show, fanart is never far behind XD I had originally drawn Eren in the circle behind Mikasa, but the picture ended up looking too cluttered, so I deleted his ass and substituted the key instead. I tend to gravitate toward characters with a strong sense of purpose, so I can’t help but adore these two. Eren’s purpose is to exterminate all dem fugly Titans, and Mikasa’s purpose is to keep Eren from getting killed like a dipshit ;-P I know the internet is much more interested in shipping the gay in this show (how am I not surprised), but I like the JaegerMan totally just invented that portmanteau dynamic too much not to ship them <3 MIKASA ES SU CASA, EREN

I wonder if Isayama ever hates himself for designing such complicated uniforms though

The text on her sword blades, Ich werde dich beschützen, means “I will protect you” in German. The word in back of her is Jäger, the German word for hunter (and the Germanic spelling of Eren’s last name). The three knives represent the three men who killed her mother and father, and who Eren and Mikasa then killed in turn.
Attack on Titan, Mikasa Ackermann, and Eren Jaeger © Hajime Isayama. Pic © Me, except for the scrap of a screenshot I slapped onto the background. The song snippet is from the anime’s 1st ending theme, Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai.


P.S. I was just listening to the opening theme, Guren no Yumiya, when I realized that it’s basically every WWII veteran’s worst nightmare…a song about warfare with German and Japanese lyrics lol


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So I saw The Croods the other day, and it reminded me of a little novelette I wrote when I was maybe 12 or 13 years old (during my &#8220;obsessed with prehistory&#8221; phase). I tore apart my desk looking for my old notebooks, but I wasn&#8217;t able to find the finished story. I did, however, find a whole folder full of chapter drafts and concept notes.
The plot itself was pretty prosaic (middle school wasn&#8217;t exactly the height of my compositional glory XD), but I was struck by how damn creative I was when it came to imagining the world and culture of the characters. I&#8217;ve always had a huge boner for anthropology, so even as a young&#8217;un I devoted a disproportionate amount of time to describing the societal customs of fictional people. I was so impressed by my own nerdiness that I decided to give a special gift to my past self – concept sketches of the main characters! *wipes away tear* I&#8217;m so good to me

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So I saw The Croods the other day, and it reminded me of a little novelette I wrote when I was maybe 12 or 13 years old (during my “obsessed with prehistory” phase). I tore apart my desk looking for my old notebooks, but I wasn’t able to find the finished story. I did, however, find a whole folder full of chapter drafts and concept notes.


The plot itself was pretty prosaic (middle school wasn’t exactly the height of my compositional glory XD), but I was struck by how damn creative I was when it came to imagining the world and culture of the characters. I’ve always had a huge boner for anthropology, so even as a young’un I devoted a disproportionate amount of time to describing the societal customs of fictional people. I was so impressed by my own nerdiness that I decided to give a special gift to my past self – concept sketches of the main characters! *wipes away tear* I’m so good to me


The Ballad of Uta no Prince-sama

At the start, I mocked with glee
Then jeers turned to verity
Feelings of sincerity
Daily grew inside of me
Until, like senility,
Fandom stole my dignity
All my friends now laugh at me
I LIKE IT UNIRONICALLY