[[I know I’ve been making quite a few of these lately. Though seeing what happened when I had a rule to Never Break Character Ever I suppose it’s better like this.
So, we just got an anon that said something like “is the sharing lgbt+ friendly? I could use a safe place right now” and… in the case that they were serious, I feel like I should try to clear something up.
I didn’t answer that ask. I didn’t feel right answering it in character, and I feel like an out of character response deserved its own post.
I know that in a time like this, when it seems like the whole world is against you for who you are and who you love, you would almost WANT something like The Sharing to be real. A place where you’re accepted and loved no matter what. But this is not the place for you to find that. If you want to talk, my main blog is @to-reach-the-farthest-star, and I promise that I care and I will listen. BUT as a cult survivor, it’s kind of upsetting to see anons coming to The Sharing for love and acceptance. You deserve better for yourselves than what an organization like the one portrayed on this blog could give you.
((Here’s the next ice cream child, Culver. Culver is a little weirdo, not gonna lie. He’s actually one of the shortest of the robos being only 5′2″. He’s a very impulsive little bugger and often forgets to ever think things through. His moods change rapidly and hit him hard. When he’s angry, he’s stomping, jumping up and down and screaming at the top of his lungs. When he’s happy, he’s skipping and giggling and can hardly sit still and can’t hide his big, toothy grin. When he’s sad, he’s sobbing his heart out and collapsed on the floor. Culver isn’t quiet with his feelings and wears his heart on his sleeve wherever he goes. But he could be sobbing literally over spilled milk one moment and then giggling and excitedly jumping up and down the next because he saw a dog out the window. There is no neutral mode with Culver, it’s always very extreme emotions and excited, impulsive actions.
And when I say impulsive, I mean impulsive. See that eye patch? He got that when he stabbed his own eye out with a fork because he wanted to look pretty like his cyclops boyfriend, Big. Yeah. Also, in order to increase revenue and set himself apart from the other shops, he started selling things like burgers and fries. Also he just likes the feel of meat and sometimes likes to eat it raw. What a good boy. ~ Magpie mun))
I apologize for being inactive on the blog suddenly. I’m still focusing on my other ask blog account, and planning on starting up other projects. This ask blog is not dead, I feel like I just need to research more about Faroe Islands. When I come back, I’m going to start the blog all over again. I just want to inform you all about my whereabouts.
I realised that I’m running out of time to determine what exactly I want todo with my life and my future is right around the corner. I’m graduating in May and I have to aim myself in the right direction. Thank you guys for liking my art and my characters. I hope to come back soon!
I have some inactivity happening between my alt blogs, for both my Hyur and Au ra. However if folks desire to meet and roleplay with them I can do so on discord.
My Doman geisha will be remade but you may find her at @qalli especially if you enjoy a lot of soft and Japanese aesthetics. She is currently unavailable in game since I just used a fantasia, however she will have a placeholder available.
Currently, I do have @fireandsand available in the game. She is a mixlander born in Ala Mhigo and, just like @qalli, currently displaced. If you like the middle eastern aesthetics her blog has a bit.
((This was not the design I was expecting to make for Tastee-Freeze but here you go you crazy kids, instead of a flannel-wearing dork you get wisdom doge. Honestly, the engineers were probably planning on making him more human too and treat him as a serious test subject but then some engineer named Carol suggested they made Tastee-Freez a dog. At first the other engineers were like “What?? A dog can’t run an ice cream shop!” and then a video of a cucumber-serving dog in Japan proved them wrong and they decided to just make Tastee-Freez a total joke.
Honestly, Tastee-Freez’s existence is mildly upsetting because of the way they built him. Firstly, he has no mouth - TF is involuntarily mute. Secondly, they decided to fill his brain with amazing problem solving skills so that anytime a problem arises, his computer brain would come of with hundreds of possible solutions but because he can’t speak, he’s stuck just watching the other idiot bots trying and failing to solve it when the answer seems so obvious to him. He also has dog paws which make it nearly impossible to grip anything and be able to write. He is also constantly patronized as people treat him like a dog when honestly, he is just as “human” as any of the other bot but he just happened to be stuck in this ridiculous body.
None of the other bots really knew Tastee-Freez to be as intelligent as he was and they never will. Tastee-Freez became incredibly frustrated by the inability to communicate and soon felt very isolated. Because of this, he fell into a depression and stopped opening up his shop to serve customers, causing his business to fail. This was only a few years into the experiment and the other bots weren’t really too worried about much and kinda just did their own thing. They hadn’t had contact with their engineers since they were given their shops on Technocolor Avenue and told to just do whatever they can to stay in business.
But suddenly one day a van drove into the Avenue and four lab-coated engineers stepped out. Most of the bots went to eagerly greet them and show them what they’ve done but Tastee-Freez didn’t even know the van had arrived as he was just curled up on the floor of his shop wallowing in sadness. The engineers made some brief, patronizing acknowledgements of the other bots’s existence and marched off to Tastee-Freez’s shop. Once they arrived on the scene (with a sizable crowd of curious bots following them) they knocked on the door requesting entry. When no response was heard, they asked Big to politely knock down the door. Big obliged, first lightly knocking on the door again and telling Freez that they are coming in to check on him and he’ll pay him back for the door later, before knocking the door in with his foot. Freez looked up meekly at the engineers - being the only bot to know what would happen next after being cursed with the gift of knowledge with no ability to share it.
One of the engineers pulled a small, silver button from out of their coat pocket and as soon as the button was hit, some light sparks left his body as the light dimmed from Freez’s eyes and his body went limp onto the floor. The other bots were confused and a little concerned about what they just saw. Big placed his hand lightly on one of the engineer’s shoulders and asked what they used to relax Freez like that - not wanting to assume the worst. Without answering the question, the engineer swiftly pulled out a taser and gave Big a good zap that sent him stumbling back a few feet and then looking back at the engineers with fear and confusion. The bots murmured to themselves as the engineers began approaching Freez’s body.
Finally, one pulled out a small tool kit and began carefully disassembling Freez into pieces.
Kaleidoscoops (One of the ice cream kids I still have to draw) screamed out of fear for the engineers to leave Freez alone. The engineers looked like ants taking apart the body of a dead animal to them. Kaleidoscoops looked around at the other bot (including Big) who were all frozen with terror. At last, after pleading for the other bots to do something but to no avail, Kaleidoscoops - feeling a rush of bravery - ran at the engineers at full speed preparing to tackle them away from Freez’s body. One of the other engineers pulled out another silver button, aimed it at Kaleidoscoops and with a quick click, Kaleidoscoops crashed to the floor - just as limp, motionless, and dead-eyed as Freez.
The engineers pulled Freez apart and put his separate components in little shiny bags and began their work on Kaleidoscoops. Dewar - still just as terrified and speechless as the other bots - began motioning the other bots to leave the scene with him. He tugged on Big’s shirt (who still had not moved a muscle since the engineer shocked him) and told him it’d be best they go. So with heavy hearts and bodies stiff with fear, the bots made their way back to their own shops - Big carrying the stragglers. Later it would be discovered that one of the last acts of Freez was to scribble down what he could concerning the plans of the engineers and Technocolor Avenue. It is only thanks to Freez that the bots now know about Operation Technocolor and the dire consequences that face them if they don’t stay in business or dare to stand against the engineers. Freez was a good dog. ~ Magpie mun ))
We’re releasing Issue No 4 on April 1st (We swear it’s not a joke!) But we will be releasing the cover and first page of the issue to hold you over until then. ~DK & TT
A personal matter has come up so I won’t be on my laptop for a couple days. I don’t want to rush the magazine so I’m pushing the release date to April 1st :) Thanks for the support. I can’t wait to post the sneak peek :)*
Notes about Dragon Age Brielle, because I’ve been thinking
about the verse and it’s bothering me:
She’s gone from being a human to an elf. Her name is Nellas.
She still has red hair, green eyes, and too many freckles.
Yes, she still spends too much time braiding her hair.
Technically, she’s Dalish, but left her clan at a young age with
her “aunt.” The clan had no more room for mages. She doesn’t know if she should
call herself Dalish or not.
She’s still a healer, and she still dislikes confrontation. - Has extensive knowledge on plants and how to use them. - The spells that she knows are geared towards healing, rather than causing damage. - To be honest, she’s more likely to hit you with the staff than hit you with a spell.
She still prefers dresses/robes over trousers and shirts.
She has a child. Her name is Ailis.
The only reason she and her odd, small family joined the
Inquisition was for their own safety.
(( Next robo, Ferrall. They are the showy, over-the-top gender-fluid waiter that will sing you a show tune with dinner whether you asked for one or not. Refers to themselves as a “host” rather than a manager or waiter etc. Strangely enthusiastic about their job. Even when talking in private with the other bots about how concerning it is that they’ve been put into this experiment, Ferrall remains optimistic and happy about their situation. Never one complaint. The other robots haven’t seen Ferrall so much as frown before. It honestly puts everyone a bit on edge that Ferrall seems to only show the same happy emotion regardless of what is going on. Culver once innocently suggested they take Ferrall into the alley and stab him with a knife to see if Ferrall can feel pain. He suggested this in front of Ferrall and Ferrall just frick i n giggled all smugly with one of their hands daintily covering their mouth.
Culver then proceeded to pick up a knife and stabbed it through Ferrall’s gut, cutting critical wiring, and causing him to bleed oil. The other robots present (Big, Dewar, and Dreyer) pulled Culver away quickly and asked if Ferrall was ok and started to panic but then Ferrall just started laughing, dismissing their worries with a calm wave of their hand, pulled out the knife as oil bled from their mouth, and walked to the kitchen saying they’ll just go get a band-aid for this. …It may go without saying but the other bots were pretty alarmed by this. Ferrall didn’t even flinch. The bots can all feel pain so it was all a little disturbing that Ferrall’s smile only widened when Culver stabbed them.
A few weeks later, Coppelia finally decided to just ask Ferrall about the incident, she discovered that Ferrall actually enjoys their own pain. The other bots think some wiring malfunction made it so Ferrall actually feels both physical and emotional pain as pleasure and so that’s why they’re always happy. Anything other than happiness is processed as happiness. It’s still unnerving to the other bots and they’ve considered trying to contact the engineers to fix Ferrall but… they do seem happier this way. -and they never have to worry about a bad mood interfering with their ability to provide good customer service. But… really nobody but Coppellia, Culver and Tillamook spend any free time talking to Ferrall and Big still keeps a close eye on them when they are around Culver - he doesn’t want Ferrall to ask Culver to hurt them because Culver probably will do it without thinking it through. Nobody other than Culver and Tillamook really trust Ferrall and Coppellia just patronizes them. ~ Magpie Mun))
(( Next up! Little Lady Coppelia! She’s got a thick Cuban accent and she’s a total chatterbox and a sweet heart. She likes to serve ice cream in these silly looking bowls with cookies like this:
(( She will kill for good gossip and likes to hear about other people (partially because she secretly is afraid to talk about herself because she feels like she has nothing good to say). She likes to dote on people whenever they are looking the slightest bit upset, giving them comfort food and hugs. It’s usually Dewar who has to intervene at some point and tell the person it’s going to be fine and they just have to move on because otherwise Coppelia will just continue doting on them trying to assure them that they were right regardless of what happened. She’s like that because she thinks that when people are sad or angry at someone, they need someone to agree with them that they can vent to - they don’t need someone (like Dewar) who will just brush off their problems and tell them to get over it. Coppelia is very much a mom-friend. She’s one of the shortest of all the bots - being only 4′7″ - but she is just the sweetest thing.
But holy heck is she irrational when she’s upset. She tries not to let things bother her (often letting little bothers be bottled up and stew inside her for an unhealthy amount of time) but when it’s the last straw, she gets hit with all of those emotions very fast and very hard. And it will just be a little thing that sends her over the edge and sobbing into her arms folded over a table as she eats cookie ice cream. Or Dewar will mumble something that will make her throw her ballet shoe at the back of his head and then proceed to give him the most strongly-worded lecture you’ve ever heard. When she’s like this, she likes someone to agree with her, no matter how irrational she is being. She normally finds this in either Tillamook or Culver - Tillamook saying whatever he thinks will make her feel better and then accidentally biting off more than they can chew and Culver just agreeing with everything and suggesting they set something on fire. They are good children, I promise. ~ Magpie mun))