terrible infamous Makara boys with a dad from Jordan and a mom whose family came up from the south during the civil war and they speak sign language and Arabic and English over great big huge homemade meals and their dad paints and Kurloz plays cello and Gamzee fills huge sketchbooks full of drawings and none of them have done any jail time since Gamzee was born and his mom died, because he’s the baby of the family and they want him never to have to deal with that shit.  

don’t get me wrong I love domestic Makara strife a lot but super-tight-knit weird-and-infamous-but-happy Makaras. 

also white-ink tattoos on dark skin—on a scale from 1 to 10, YES.


Yes finished! I was just thinking, why make a huge deal about the sufferer’s death? Wouldn’t it just create more trouble than it was worth to demonstrate your power, like make him into a symbol for rebellion. I like the idea that the Condesce wasn’t directly involved with the matter and gets pretty pissed with how it was handled after


I’m so excited to finally get a glimpse of the Dark Carnival!

But the question remains, whose memory is this? It can’t be Gamzee’s because a) he never saw the Dark Carnival while he was alive (presumably it’s off-planet?) and these bubbles are memories not imaginary places, and b) you have to be dead to have memory bubbles, and there are no dead Gamzees.

I don’t think it’s Kurloz’s because I’m not sure that Beforus would have a Dark Carnival like this.

So… new question: Can ancestors exist in dream bubbles? Because I know who I hope this is…

I was going to give a reason why this existed, but then I realized it’s been so long since I sketched it I’ve forgotten why I originally needed so badly to draw the Grand Highblood as a punk.  But regardless of the reason, horn-engravings and horn-studs are important to me.

…i don’t have an explanation for why he’s sherbet orange though. :I