I have no idea why I did them in my free time, instead of sleeping (smthing I really need right now XD) I’m in my tmnt phase again, so… here’s some humanized cool turtles! I think they’re from the 2014/2016 movies versions..? I’ve watched those movies in loop for a week or so ahahah I totally memorized them ( ˘͈ ᵕ ˘͈♡)
Here is a continuation of sorts from my last turtle tot picture.
There were two idea floating in my head of what was going on in that picture, but this was the cutest so I had to draw it.
They are playing hide and seek (not very well, I might add and yes they all hide together, cause why would you hide separately in dark, scary sewer tunnels, haha) and Splinter found them ^^
(Also, no one will let Mikey get the thing. I don’t know what it is he has his eyes on, but he is one determined little turtle.)
It’s time for another Mythological Throwback Thursday and we’re looking at the OG mutant ninja turtle, the kappa.
Hailing from Japan, the kappa is a kind of freshwater imp or spirit. In size and appearance similar to a monkey, it is said to have webbed hands and feet, a tortoise-like shell, and a peculiar depression (or plate) in the top of its head, full of water.
Kappa have a reputation for mischief and bad behaviour. They may attack children and even adult women, and are said to kidnap and even drown people. Or horses, which kappa seem to have a particular enmity for. They are claimed to have great strength and skill at wrestling, with which to overpower larger creatures, and also possess a great deal of medical knowledge. According to legends, humans were taught the skill of bone setting by befriended kappa.
Despite their evil ways, kappa are capable of being reasoned with. They will accept gifts of food, their favourite being cucumbers, and can help farmers irrigate their land, or catch fish for hungry families. Even if a kappa is about to attack you, you may be able to avert it by bowing. Kappa are very preoccupied with decorum, and will cease an attack in order to return a bow. By bowing, a kappa will spill the water contained in its head plate, weakening it greatly. Another good way of gaining the aid of a kappa is to pull its arm off, which is reputed to be surprisingly easy.
Kappa are honour-bound to keep promises. If you can compel one to swear an oath it will honour it for all time. A story exists in the Saga Prefecture of a kappa which attempted to drown the horse of a respected gentleman of the area, a man named Genta. By tying it to a tree upside down he emptied its head-plate. Genta spared its life, as it offered to swear an oath never again to harm the animals or people of his village; an oath it faithfully kept.
According to legend, kappa attack humans because they desire their shirikodama. There’s really no nice way to put this: it’s a magical anal bead where your soul lives. Yeah, I know. Nobody’s really sure why. But if you ever go swimming in a Japanese lake or river, watch your back.
In spite of grisly details like this,the kappa is a popular figure in Japanese folklore, one of the most well-known creatures in its legends, and included or referenced in many modern works. Take a bow, kappa! And we’ll see you next week for another Mythological Throwback Thursday!
Couldn’t find any decently sized pics of the art from SNES TMNT Tournament Fighters, so I scanned these right out of the instruction booklet. I wish I could say who the artist is, but I’ve never been able to figure it out. Konami Staff Artists?
While watching TMNT on NickToons this morning during the episode Casey Jones VS. The Underworld I saw this scene and couldn’t help but think of @mesacat13 Dark!Turtles AU. I imagine a few training sessions go like this.