BLESS Debut
During the summer of 1995, posters appeared on walls around Vienna with collages depicting different women followed by a name, the word ‘Bless’ and a telephone number. Those who called were disappointed. It was neither a phone sex line nor an artistic operation, but rather an image for a unique product: an almost entirely transparent sun top that nonetheless covers up the most important bits.

BLESS
celebrating 10 years of themelessness
Nº 00 — Nº 29

this isn't the place

I am not ethereal. Neither am I the fine dirt of the earth. I don’t have any idea where I fit. I don’t photograph myself anymore, or anything; I have nothing to show you. 

I left the arcade for a professional writing job — and this is so good it’s golden — but it gives me a focus for my failure fevers. Anxiety sinks in its teeth and, for the first time, tastes the blood of fresh meat.

If I could pull this out, spin it into thread, coax a shape from the stiff, glowing fibers, then I’d have an art to share. Something to show. “Look,” I wouldn’t have to say. “This is mine. How does yours compare?”

I am happier now than I have ever been. Still, I am continually hardened. Too much of the climb, of the gruff, horned goat. When we swim, we sink too deeply.

You wouldn’t know this. You don’t know me, and I’ve never known what I do here. Bit by bit I disappear under the pressure of my own eraser.

It’s a truth we both know: with nothing to show, you won’t remember me by morning.

OH GODS WHY.

Soraru is a carmine red colored

NO…

sea dweller

NOOOOOOO!! JESUS FUCKING CHRIST PEOPLE! WHY DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A HOMESTUCK OC IF YOU’RE NOT FOLLOWING THE FEW ‘RULES’ YOU HAVE TO FOLLOW TO HAVE AN APPROPRIATE FANTROLL GOING ON? YOU CAN’T JUST COME UP WITH A NEW COLOR, PULLING IT LITERALLY OUT OF YOUR ASS, AND DECIDE TO MAKE IT A SEA DWELLER(WHICH, AS FAR AS WE’RE CONCERNED, ARE ALL ROYALTY) JUST BECAUSE YOU THINK IT’LL BE CUTE!

who wears an eyepatch which most of the time is a medical eyepatch while sometimes, he will change to a pirates one which is black. He often has a short dilemma on wearing the red or the black colored eyepatch.

EYE PATCHES WOULD BE COOL IF THE CREATOR WORKED A LITTLE BIT MORE ON THEM, MIND YOU, BUT AS FAR AS I CAN TELL FROM WHAT I’VE READ, THIS IS JUST SOME ADVANCED LEVEL AKITO/AGITO RIPOFF FROM AIR GEAR, WITH JUST A DASH OF PIRATE SOLLUX ON TOP.

SO, TO SUMMARIZE: A MUTANT SEADWELLER WHO BOLDLY SHOWS OFF HIS BLOOD COLOR ON HIS CLOTHES, EVEN WHEN HE’S MOST LIKELY ON THE SEA, WHERE THE MOST VIOLENT AND HEMOLOYAL TROLLS LIVE(AKA: SEADWELLERS). NOT TO MENTION DYEING HIS HAIR THE SAME COLOR HIS MUTANT BLOOD IS, BUT ALSO WHITE! DUAL HORNS BECAUSE CAPTOR RIPOFF.

-Officer Chainswag

Awoof, let’s see.

First of all, goddamn generated sprites. If I were a little less lazy, I’d personally contact every person that has ever created a fantroll with the sprite generator and *thoroughly berate* them as I resprite them a better fantroll.

Second, his symbol. When/if your troll has a canon symbol, it means that they’re related to the canon character that bears the same symbol. Ergo, only Serkets can use the scorpio symbol. Vriska has already explained that each caste (not including mutants) has a myriad of symbols, and only trolls that greatly resemble the one who originally bore it (read, cerulean-blooded females with scorpion tail+claw horns and eightfold vision) can possess it, along with its respective last name.
I’d still advise against using canon symbols unless you plan to do something with all of them (like skdaks2’s AU genderbent zodiac-themed fantrolls), and make sure it’s set on an alternate universe.

His name is too human, as well. Troll names are almost always based on words relating to their theme or symbol (like how Karkat’s name comes from the indian equivalent of the Cancer zodiac sign, and Vantas is the name of a drug used to treat prostate cancer).
It sounds too much like “Joestar”, as well. I don’t like it.

Trolltag doesn’t seem to relate to his theme, and the words he chose don’t seem fitting for a tag. First, because people will automatically think of our friendly, capped rapping robot. Second, because including something related to quadrants can be either pathetic (like a human using “I-Love-Lovely-Love” as a username), or highly distasteful (like a human using “Horny69Sex-KinkyBunny” as a username). Same with the quirk.

Oh, wow, a hemohating lowblood. Watch out, here comes Mr. Originality.

The imagination part makes me think this is a self-insert. It’s clearly a shared trait.

That lusus belongs to the Vantas line. Don’t touch the Crabstrosity.
(I’m also going to take a moment to express my disgust towards people who think trolls actually call their lusii “***-mom/dad”. The only instance we’ve seen of a lusus being called something like that was when Vriska mercy-killed her lusus, and it wasn’t her who said it, it was the narrator, because Hussie wanted to humour the fandom’s then-new-fashion of calling lusii “***-mom/dad”. Trolls don’t have a solid enough concept of family to call their lusii something like that. One could even say that they only apply the term “mother” (as in an actual, proper female progenitor) when they refer to the Mother Grub. Beyond that, the rest of the canon trolls have always called their lusii by their names, like Glb’golyb, Aurthour and Pounce de Leon, or their species, like Bicyclops and Tinkerbull.)

I’m gonna compliment the creator, though, their land in the Medium really fits this troll. Suction is a great part of this character. He sucks so much.
No, but in all seriousness, the land doesn’t relate at all with them. Land names relate to the players’ God Tier titles (and to their interests, as well), and neither Flames nor Suction relate to being a Page of Blood.
More importantly, how do you depict suction with a physical shape? Vacuums? Black holes?

The correct name for the weapon is “icosahedron”. “Dodectet” isn’t even a word.
Plus, complete Vriska ripoff, 0/10.

And lastly, your troll shouldn’t:
a) Have a human moirail
b) Have canon characters in his quadrants
c) Have John Egbert, who doesn’t seem to understand how troll quadrants work, as his moirail
d) Refer to a, b and c

Officer Dorkleer

BLESS Debut
During the summer of 1995, posters appeared on walls around Vienna with collages depicting different women followed by a name, the word ‘Bless’ and a telephone number. Those who called were disappointed. It was neither a phone sex line nor an artistic operation, but rather an image for a unique product: an almost entirely transparent sun top that nonetheless covers up the most important bits.

BLESS
celebrating 10 years of themelessness
Nº 00 — Nº 29

HELLO GUYS, CHAINSWAG HERE. NO, DORKLEER HASN’T TAKEN OVER THE BLOG, AT LEAST NOT YET. I’VE BEEN RATHER BUSY LATELY, BUT I PROMISE TO BE MORE ACTIVE TOWARDS THE END OF THIS WEEK, OR THE BEGINNING OF THE NEXT ONE. THAT IS A PROMISE, OKAY?

NOW, I’VE PREPARED A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR YOU, SO YOU CAN HAVE SOMETHING TO READ WHILE I FINISH STUFF UNRELATED TO THE BLOG. 3 QUICK REVIEWS OF FANTROLLS THAT…WELL, YOU KNOW THE DRILL.

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BLESS Exhbition
Colette

For their first show in a Parisian fashion boutique, the designers presented an early mini-retrospective by suspending all their previous products above the display of their most recent product – the Customisable Footwear. Life-size photos, shot from above, of people wearing their accesories were stuck to the floor.

BLESS Nº 06
Customisable Footwear
Colette, Paris, March 1999

BLESS
celebrating 10 years of themelessness
Nº 00 — Nº 29

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