Thanks to everyone who replied to my dilemma about ethnic hair in the “period” Strangetown. I want to do some individual replies, but it’s just about bedtime for me, so it’ll have to wait. :)
I did want to say that I decided to take a middle road for now and get rid of any dreadlocked styles but otherwise keep the ethnic styles I had to use in the neighborhood. Which boiled down to the styles above. (The “ponytail of braids” style has several different very similar versions – over the shoulder or not, for instance – and I kept all the versions.) If anyone knows of any other non-dreadlocked and somewhat more conservative ethnic styles, I’d be very interested in them. I say “conservative” because it’s supposed to be the 50s(ish). I mean, it’s a sort of “fantasy 50s” with, so I imagine, much more liberated social attitudes, yes. Really I’m really going for the architectural/decorative/fashion style as well as the technology of the 50s (no computers, old TVs/radios) more than the real culture of it, and in that sense, I still want to keep it sort of recognizably period, visually.
On the guy side, I kept a curly fade…and that was it. But since I was left with a grand total of 8 styles for guys, total – four of which are only marginally/questionably period-appropriate – having just one that’s sort of ethnic is pretty damn good. :) I’ll used bald/shaved heads, too, for guys of color as well as white guys, and I do have a few that I downloaded but haven’t installed yet. But again, if anyone knows of any short-but-kinky guy hair in more conservative styles, I’d be very interested! Hell, I’m interested in short, conservative, vintage-periody hair for all kinds of guys. There’s so little out there, it seems. Maybe because it’s boring, I don’t know… Of course, I didn’t take pics of what I already have and BodyShop is closed now but…Well, anyway, if you know of any good short conservative guy hair that might fit in in the 50s era, yell away. (I have, of course, already downloaded an Elvis hair. :) )
Lance pokes fun of Shiro being a merman (not an actual merman unfortunately), and pidge and hunk, defending their father’s honour, dares lance to take some of Shiro’s classes (he teaches people how to become merppl n all that w allura).
Lance takes the dare and finds out this guy from one of his classes, whom he has a one-sided rivalry with, goes for mermaid lessons as well and *insert oh no he’s hot moment here*
anyway there’s lots of pining and swimming and mermaids and keith being obsessed with the mythical merpeople n lance finding it endearing as hell
[edit:] I’m not planning to write this however I will be building upon this au If you wanna write this or whatever could you link it to me? I wanna see it :D
someone left a comment in their tags on my last drawing of the DA girls that just said ‘i love arm’ and ive been thinking abt it for days….. like same… i love arm too. heres some more arm sketches for you