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Black Paladin Keith (WIP)

Limb Sacrifice!AU

An AU where in order to pilot a Lion of voltron you need to sacrifice the limb the lion represent when forming voltron, the new limb allow a easier connexion to voltron.

Great power doesn’t come without great sacrifices! (but you still get a cool prosthetic!)

He is a little pissed off by the fact that the black lion had to cut half of his mullet in order to put on the Implant…..RIP Keith’s Mullet.

Samantha Payne’s startup Open Bionics allows anyone in the world to download and 3D print their own bionic limbs. 

Tilly was just 15 months old when she had to have her hand amputated after contracting meningitis septicaemia. Now, with a bionic arm from Open Bionics, Tilly can move all of her fingers and perform more complex movements. EMG sensors on her arm detect muscle movement, telling her bionic arm how quickly or firmly to squeeze its fingers.

We Hunt The Hunter Part 1

Hello everyone! Welcome to another one of the stories, bringing back some characters, Sasha and Breka. This story was inspiried by user @quiksilvear and their requested prompt of human persistence hunting. Without further ado, lets continue! 
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The crew laid sprawled out around the ship that had landed in the middle of no where. The amphibious crew took stock of the situation, some handling the injured and the shell-shocked. However among them stood one who was bandaging her gut from a bad gash. Standing by her side was the terrifying Vin’lek known as Breka, and Sasha patted her head before looking back. The crew were soldiers, but they weren’t equipped nor prepared to survive this kind of emergency landing. “Well A’rav,” Sasha said before whistling to get his attention. Her  bionic limbs had been restored to a much greater condition, and she smiled as she caught the attention of her friend Captain A’rav. “Looks like most of our supplies got torched. How soon can we expect rescue?” 

Her companion looked down at a dead crew member, covered his face and sighed, “This planet is on the fringes of our patrol route. It may be a few days before we can build a beacon from scrap. After that it could be as long as a week before anyone finds us.” 

“A week?!” Another crew member shouted before holding her broken arm and gasping in pain. The crew began to look around with worry. 

“We have enough supplies for maybe three rotations! We won’t have enough to wait that long even if we ration it heavily!” Another crew member shouted. 

A’rav looked at Sasha and sighed, “They’re right,” he muttered. A’rav stood up, swallowing a lump in his throat and raising his hands, “Men and Women of the S.S. Grep’klek please, I know the situation is grim, but we’ll find a solution in order to keep everyone fed and-”

“We don’t have enough food! How are we going to keep people from starving?!” Another crew member shouted. 

A’rav swallowed again. The books demanded Officers be kept alive and given necessary supplies, though how that would work with such a green crew was not a good thought to say the least. “We … We will,” he swallowed. 

A’rav felt a hand lay on his shoulder and looked to see Sasha with some kind of black straw like substance hanging from her lips. “Are you crazy?!” A crew member in white robes stammered and burst forward from the crowd. “I said not to touch those weeds! They are doused with toxins!” 

“Toxic to y’all, Huuga’s don’t like this stuff but humans drink it quite often. It’s a pretty good pick me up,” she chewed a bit and patted Breka’s head. The beast seemed to grin, causing more than a few of the crew to back up in fear. “Caffeine is a good thing for us. Besides, we’re gonna do some good old fashioned hunt’en to survive this here mess.” Sasha stepped in front of A’rav. “So, who here among y’all know how to hunt? Not with your plasma blasters you’ll just melt the meat, but anyone here fire a bow?” She looked around. No hands, in fact some confused faces made her feel a bit more uneasy. “Right … Spears?” She questioned. “Anyone?” No response. “A’rav … I … I’m starting to think I know why pirates are such a problem in your area.” 

“My men can fight, Sasha,” A’rav shook his head. 

“Oh I’ve seen that, but I don’t think they can survive.” Sasha sighed. “Now ain’t this gonna be a pain.”

“Well excuse us for not being versed in primitive weapons of human design!” An injured crew member growled. 

“They’re in the manual for basic survival of all species within the Coalition, and you know why?” She turned to him with the same tired look as usual, chewing on the plant a bit more. “Because we humans are good at a lot of things. But the one thing we’re good at, is killing things bigger and scarier than us.” She grabbed a nearby stick and then reached into her boot. “Come on now,” she tugged and pulled out a large knife. “There ya are,” she smiled. 

“What are you doing?” Some of the crew had begun to gather as one of the injured from earlier inquired. 

Sasha sat down on the ground and began to carve, “Well I’m making a spear. We’re gonna be stuck here a bit and ain’t got much food. Now off in the woods there’s something made of meat if those growls and howls mean anything,” she spit out the weed and plucked another one from near her, chewing on it again. “So I’m gonna go hunting.” 

“Those howls come from a Tan-nanga!” One of the more veteran looking crew members growled. “No one can match their ferocity, not even your Vin’lek pet!” 

Breka growled, causing the man to take a near unseen step back. Sasha smiled, “Sounds like fun. A good ol’ rustle an tustle. What’s your name Mister?” Sasha looked up as she picked up some metal debris, and started showing it into the wooden stick to make a crude spear. 

“Malo, Malo Wendga,” The Veteran proclaimed proudly. “I have killed many enemies for the defense of my people. I have studied the beasts around our star system. These are some of the most dangerous I speak of!” he growled, “You have no knowledge of what you face, you are a blind fool if you think to fight one!” 

“That’s true,” Sasha nodded as she listened intently. “I would be one hell of a fool to fight one. But that’s because I’m not going to fight one.” She stood up and tapped her home made spear on the ground, twirling it a bit and then thrusting forward, causing some of the crowd to recoil. “I’m going to hunt it.” She stood up straight and twirled the spear a little more. “My ancestors, back before we had even discovered how to speak properly, hunted together with animals native to our home. These animals, the dog, were once creatures called wolves. They were our mortal enemy, but through sheer determination we domesticated them, because they’re the only animal that could keep up with our hunting.” 

“What? What nonsense is this?” The Veteran Malo folded his arms. 

“Many historical texts define hunting as overpowering your opponent, most ancestors of the galaxies species were prey, or predators that hunted in quick bursts, or like your kind remained still. For us, we outsmarted our prey.” She saw the crowd beginning to gather once again. She had them, and would now give them the moral they needed. “Traps, tracking, and not running but walking towards our prey got them. The prey would run, and we would merely follow. When they attack we lead them a place we can win, using our companions,” she pet Breka’s head lovingly, “And working together to bring them down.” 

“That is pure fantasy, I have never heard of any of that!” Malo scoffed. 

“Didn’t know you were a human expert?” Sasha laughed softly as Malo remained quite, clearly corned on that account. “At any rate, Breka and I will be back in roughly two days. Mostly to track some extra resources. Prey herds, water, any fruits and what not. I’ll be borrowing one of your scanners,” she began walking as she talked, and upon mentioning the scanner she plucked it out of the hands of one of the crew. “Thank you,” she clasped his shoulder for a moment and continued, “Be back soon A’rav, try not to starve while I’m gone,” she waved and then continued on towards the dense glowing woods that surrounded the ship. 

“She’s going to die,” Malo snorted. 

The rest of the crew were losing hope after she left, realizing that Malo may be right. “No,” A’rav smiled, “I know Sasha. She’s my friend, and she’s not going to die till she gets her hand on her main prey.”

TO BE CONTINUED

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HEY YOU! How’s it going? It was a pleasure to work on this arch of the short stories I’m doing to pass time during my last year of university. Once again don’t forget, if you have any prompts you want me to work on just send me them, tag me in them, anything at all! I will put them in the que if I like em! All my stories are connected so never fear, old characters will always come back! Until next time, Fly safe fellow Explorer’s of the unknown.

She’s Built Better Than Em Part II

Inspired by user felinalain and their prompt of Aliens and animals, specifically what if aliens were confused by the nature of humans using other predatory creatures as assistants in place of more effective machines. The following is a yet another story in my vastly growing universe, and uses this prompt. Without any further ado, enjoy!

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Sasha wiped beads of sweat away from her forehead as she admired her handy-work. The Engine was running smoother than ever, with the help of a few unorthodox modifications. “Aight, fire the old girl up Boss,” Sasha waved to Sarkian in charge, who nervously started up the Auxiliary power cells. The machine roared to life, chugging along with a healthy bellow. “Aight she’s running like she might’ve thirty something years ago. I’m good to take a break Boss?”

“Erm,” The Engineer in charge nodded twice, and puffed up his feathers. “Y-Yes, Sasha, that is most appropriate, you have been fixing the engines more so than any other engineer on staff. A break was earned hours ago.”

“Well good to hear, see ya around,” she smiled and waved softly before heading for the door. She clicked her tongue at the sleeping creature laying by it, “Breka, let’s go get some grub girl,” she cooed to the beast. It stood up almost immediately and wagged it’s bladed tail. The beast gave a wide yawn and then gave a cheerful croaking like noise. “Oh don’t fuss, we’re going we’re going,” she lead Breka back to their quarters, full aware as a few of the crew eyed her and her animal with suspicion from around the corner. Upon entering her quarters, she left the door wide open for anyone to come and go as they needed. 

Sasha sat down at the desk she was provided, and began to ruffle through er duffel bag. “Aight Breka, here ya go,” she pulled out some form of snake like beast, obviously dead, and chucked it towards her friend. Breka snatched the rather small looking meal and began to munch away, “Glad you don’t eat much girl, else they might not’ve liked having you here.” She pet Breka’s head and turned to look out the window just in front of her desk. “That’s one hell of a view,” she sighed before leaning back and going through her bag again.

“What’s the human doing?” A Reptilian Saurian questioned as he blinked from the doorway. 

“Probably finding more food for the Vin’lek near her.” A passing crew member commented on the three that were watching the human.

“Y’all are welcome to come in you know,” Sasha called without looking at them. She pulled out a few tools and laid them on the desk. “I always leave my door open for two reasons. The first is so visitors can come by if they want.” She leaned back in the chair and smiled at them. 

The three crew members, two Sarkians and the Saurian hesitated for a few moments before entering and staying near the door. “We… Didn’t mean to offend by watching. The last humans we had on the ship basically took all of our money after helping us. Charged us for fighting off the pirates for us they said.” The Saurian spoke up. 

“Ain’t no trouble,” Sasha lit another cigarette and took a deep breathe, “I don’t quite remember, but do any of y’all’s species smoke?” She inquired. 

The crew members all shook their heads. “My people can, I simply chose not to,” The Saurian added. 

“No worries, so I’m Sasha like I said. Your names?” The sweat beaded down her caramel colored cheeks from a hard days work.

“Um … As’gur,” The green feathered Sarkian spoke up, “And this is Tau’ta,” he gestured to a red colored female next to him. 

“Jungo,” The Saurian nodded. 

“Well it’s nice to make your acquaintance,” She suddenly popped off her right arm and laid it on the table, much to the shook of the crew that hadn’t yet seen her old bionic limbs under her sleeves. She bit down on her cigarette and began to work on repairing her arm. “So, anything I can help y’all with? I need to fix up my arm first, then I can probably get back to work fixing anything I need to.”

“Um, no, it’s not that,” Jungo swallowed and scratched at his light blue scales. “We were just wondering … How … Did you come across a Vin’lek? They are untamable by all galactic wildlife standards. They’re solitary predators, not even humans have luck.”

“Among other curiosities,” Tau’ta, muttered.

Sasha nodded, “Ah that, that’s an old story.” Sasha turned to look at Breka chewing away at her meal. “I found her, she found me. We survived together is all, when she was just a pup, on Jaavnek, bout seven years ago.” 

“Wait… Jaavnek, wasn’t there a war going on between humans and the pirate colonies of that area?” Jungo folded his arms as he asked. 

“Yep,” Sasha continued to fix her arm without another word beyond that. 

“So … You just found a Vin’lek pup while… Stuck on that planet?”

“Found her after I was deployed,” she corrected him. 

Feeling he should change the subject to some degree, Jungo sighed, “Your injures were… From there?”

“That they were.”

“Why did you not simply get an AI assistant for repairs like these?” As’gur interrupted. “Instead of such a violent beast?” Breka looked up at him and growled, causing As’gur to take a step back. 

“Breka, behave,” Sasha mumbled without taking her eyes off of her arm. Breka immediately relaxed and continued to chew at her food. “It’s as simple as I told the Cap’n… Breka’s built better. It’s something you gotta experience to understand.”

“There’s no arguing logically with a human,” As’gur puffed up his feathers and stomped away with Tau’ta by his side. 

Jungo looked as though he wanted to remain, but stayed a while longer. “Your pe, er… Friend… Breka… That’s a nice name.” He cleared his throat. 

“Yep, she’s a beaut, named her after an old friend of mine.” Sasha leaned back in her chair and took a deep breathe of her cigarette. “Tell ya what, I’ll catch up with ya later Jungo, I’m gonna fix up this arm then head on down to the mess hall. Sound aight to you?”

“Um, y-yes, sorry to have disturbed.” Jungo nodded respectively before moving out the door. He stopped and turned around for a moment, “For what it’s worth… Breka is a good name,” he turned to leave. 

Sasha smiled, “Charming fella, eh Breka?” She turned to see her companion half asleep already. 

TO BE CONTINUED TOMORROW.

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HEY YOU! How’s it going? It was a pleasure to work on this arch of the short stories I’m doing to pass time during my last year of university. Once again don’t forget, if you have any prompts you want me to work on just send me them, tag me in them, anything at all! I will put them in the que if I like em! All my stories are connected so never fear, old characters will always come back! Until next time, Fly safe fellow Explorer’s of the unknown.

We Hunt The Hunters Part III (Finale)

Hello everyone! Welcome to another one of the stories, bringing back some characters, Sasha and Breka. This story was inspiried by user @quiksilvear and their requested prompt of human persistence hunting. I know the last one was kinda slow, but I took my time with this and truly put my love for story in it. Without further ado, lets continue!

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Sasha lay on her stomach, watching as a football field away there sat another corpse of one of the grazing creatures they had killed. Breka laid by her side, though instead of her usual drowsiness, the beast’s eyes were alert and her hackles raised. Sasha laid her hand on Breka’s flank and shushed her softly. “Easy Girl … I hear him too … The hunt was the creatures, but now the real hunt starts,” she cooed warmly, turning her attention back to the clearing before them. 

Hours passed, and finally it started again. Amid the humming of extra-terrestrial insects and other fauna, a loud growl could be heard throughout the woods. An echoing howl that came from some unopposed titan of this planet. Stepping from the clearing it stood proud on it’s six legs, a vicious looking abomination covered in barbs, six blood red eyes, and a coat of ashen gray fur touched with splotches of black and dark red. Even on all fours, this monstrosity stood almost 12 feet tall. It stopped a few feet from the corpse, smelling the air, gazing around hungrily, and whipped up it’s three tails. Each was barbed and dripping some kind of white and green liquid. The beast’s hackles rose up, and it hissed before moving to began it’s feast on the corpse. 

“He took the bait … Step one,” she pulled out her her gun, “Test the hide,” she took a deep breathe and aimed. However, the beast was not her target, but the vines above it. A single shot caused the monster to look up in the air, and the bullet cut through a few of the vines, only to release a horde of carved pikes barreling towards the beast. They broke against it’s hide, causing it to snarl and bare it’s teeth. “Spears are no good… Four shots left, let’s see how it handles blasters,” Sasha took aim again, and fired. The Bolt from her gun pierced the monster’s hide, and caused it to yelp before snarling and slashing it’s tail all over. 

It’s tail destroyed the nearby trees, and finally it bolted off into the woods, trailing behind it was a thin stream of thick dark purple blood. “Now we follow,” Sasha nodded as she and Breka began to slowly trail the monstrosity of this forest. 

It was several hours of tracking, finding the beast on two more occasions and putting another blaster bolt through it’s body. The monster still ran strong. “How much blood can this thing lose?” Sasha shook her head in disbelief as they continued to tail the beast. Finally they reached a cave, where the blood trickled inward. “Now we corner the beast, and kill. Breka,” she turned to her companion, who titled her head curiously as Sasha. “Hunt,” she nodded. 

Breka licked her lips and growled, together they crept forward bit by bit until they reached the mouth of the cave. Sasha knew she had one shot, and wasn’t ready to test her bionic limbs on the beast. They moved in together, keeping close and following the trail carefully. But they stopped, Breka whining in confusion as Sasha raised her brow. The blood stopped there and, “Circles … Back, shit,” she turned around, “It doubled back?!” She gasped as the creature leaped down from cave entrance. It growled, dripping acidic saliva and glaring at Sasha and Breka. It’s scales were paler, but it still looked able to kill. 

“Breka!” Sasha shouted as she jumped up on her back, “Run!” Breka turned tail and ran deeper into the cave. The monster behind them was not about to give up the fight, and gave chase. Sasha turned to look back and saw the the creature was panting heavily, but still making considerable headway. “Come on girl, faster, faster!” Sasha held on tightly as Breka barreled onward through the cave. 

As the monster drew closer and closer, Sasha turned and took aim. It was difficult, but her cybernetics made up for the unstable terrain that was her mount. Taking a deep breathe, she fired a single bolt at the creatures skull, and a loud crack bounced off the cave walls as the creature fell forward, flipping and landing on its side. “Breka, kill!” Sasha shouted as Breka turned around immediately, sprinting towards the monster. Sasha jumped off of Breka, and Breka pounced onto the monster. She began to viciously tear into the beasts neck, the sound of flesh ripping filled their ears, and finally after much struggle the beast lay dead. 

They remained there quietly, Breka spitting and hacking up the acidic blood. “Thank goodness your kind can take the acid Breka, now if only it didn’t taste terrible.” Sasha chuckled softly. She looked down at the beast and sighed, “Sorry old fella … Need the area to be safe for hunting, and you’ll boost the morale of the crew.” She knelt by the the creature and pet it’s lifeless head. She began to pry off the scales, eventually gathering enough to show to the crew. 

After some time resting, they finally returned, stocked up with plenty of meat. “We’re home girl … Let’s try to get out of here nice and fast,” Sasha pet Breka’s side again. They entered the camp, and were welcomed with immense enthusiasm. The scales proved worthy of raising spirits, the meat and vegetation that had been scanned gave the crew hope for surviving, and the source of fresh water for the crew made them share their reserves of pure water with Sasha. It was a good thing to return to, though Sasha looked up at the sky, for she knew her real hunt continued among the stars. The hunt for her true prey. “I’m coming Lil Sis … You ain’t gonna be trapped forever,” she muttered. 

THE END

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Hey everyone! As always feel free to submit plots, character archetypes, and other junk! We always accept questions or general interaction! It’s 3am and I still can’t sleep, so I’m already thinking up the next story that will come from this universe. Next story will either be more from our favorite Citadel detectives Quinn and Vec, or maybe our dynamic duo Derrick and Emma on another quest for glory and riches through their shenanigans. Maybe we’ll even meet our final character duo … Viceroy and Banshee, the most wanted human criminals in the galaxy! Who will appear? Find out next time! 

Until then, fly safe, fly far, explore everything, and always tune in here to the blog for your stories from the cosmos. Be safe out there fellow explorers. 

Commission Recommendations

I do not take commissions personally (I don’t have a working PayPal! D:) but I can recommend buddies of mine who do! Together they have a range of styles and specialisations, so I’m sure one of them with meet what you’re looking for. I also met all of them via the Fallout fandom, so while they’re all flexible artists with differing strengths, know that if you’re following me for Fallout content all of them can handle it!

Note: they might not be taking them CURRENTLY - their slots might be full, they might be busy with work or college, they might be on a wellness break. But these are all people I can recommend who regularly take commissions, so if they’re not open right now, they may be soon!

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🚫 are things that the artist refuses to do (non-negotiable!)

Note that 🚫 are what are provided to me by the artists themselves, rather than to a universal standard. So just because one artist thought to say “no X, ever” doesn’t mean all others are “yes X, sure!” If you’re not sure, ASK!

  @vectober [NSFW, tagged] (see also: @vect-doodles)
Cartoony, but not necessarily ‘cutsey’. Wonderful anatomy and graceful elongated shapes. Sketches and colours. Met her through Fallout fandom, but she also has a lot of history with WoW, and will do anything if you give her a ref. Comfortable with drawing NSFW, both pin-ups and more explicit. Regularly hosts streams, so you may even watch your piece being drawn live!
NSFW: ✔ (with conditions)
🚫: non-con, furry, extreme gore, loli

  @monster-jensen (see also: @jensen-couch-art)
Caricatures, cartoons. Usually sketches or simple colours, but he is also a wonderful painter. People (including ghouls) and monsters make up most of his content. He’s great at full-art paintings, but rarely takes commissions for them as they are very time-consuming (and priced to match). You could try! Suggestive/pin-up content is a-ok, but explicit is no-go.
NSFW: ✔ (with conditions)
🚫: explicit, furry

  @yabbyabb  (see also: @hatchanddixie)
Soft playful shapes. EXCELLENT choice for cute and fluffy content. Will also draw monsters, esp monster-girls. Cartoons, avatars/icons. Her speciality is people (inc ghouls), but for you, she’s willing to try animals and furries! See her illustrations in the #yabbyabb doodles tag or on her RP blog.
NSFW: ✔ (with conditions)
🚫: gore, mecha, non-con

  @dunesand
Specialises in character designs and costuming. Can draw your characters or design you a new one! Humans, monster-humans, gijinkas, more. Highly detailed work. Has a personal interest in cultures of eastern Asia, esp of fashions. The passion shows in their work! I especially love their use of layers in costumes and the mask aesthetic. Tasteful/artistic nudity is okay, but no sexual content.
NSFW: ❌
🚫: explicit content, fetish

@surk3
Specialises in monsters, demons, distorted beasts, and designs of same. Beautiful digital painting! Her rendering is seriously unreal. An excellent choice is you want something slick, scaly, or creepy. Loves to try different styles from common media, ranging from cartoons to realistic renders, making her an adaptable artist.
NSFW: ✔ (with conditions)
🚫: underage/loli, scat (reserves the right to decline fetish case-by-case)

  @skizoh
High-contrast B/W comic-style, use of silhouettes and harsh lighting. Angular, sharp. Very noir! Her use of colour is usually as a bold accent to dark solid shapes, but she does full-colour painted pieces as well. Usually moody colour schemes (teal, purple, green). She’ll often use high-contrast colour, too - eg main base of dark teal, but with bright orange highlights to really >POP!< Is willing to do explicit content, but exercises personal choice as to fetish pieces.
NSFW: ✔ (with conditions)
🚫: fetish (negotiable)

  @ohmdo
Raw, textured (GREAT for dark/villainous content!). Stark b/w, or vibrant colour. Excellent use of anatomy and contrast lighting. Most frequently draws monsters, humans, pokemon gijinkas. Has professional experience in the entertainment industry. ART GOALS, TBH - learning a lot from him. Willing to do gore and monsters, but not sexual content (suggestive negotiable, but nothing explicit!).
NSFW: ❌ (negotiable)
🚫: illegal content
(everything else is fair game!)

  @amummy (see also: @amummyart)
Specialises in full-colour digital painting. A soft, oily aesthetic, with slick highlights. Great use of geometric shapes. Humans, ghouls, monsters, aliens, toons, more. Her art blog and personal are the same so if you want to see samples of her work they’re under #my art. Nudity, intimacy/fluff, and mild gore are okay, but passing on the harder stuff.
NSFW:
🚫: extreme gore, explicit, violence/suggestive vs child/animal

  @rhobi (see also: @sunshineart)
I’d describe their work as ‘crisp’. Pronounced borders. A sort of cell-shaded, pixel-art style. Humans, ghouls, furries/scalies, beasts, monsters, robots, mechs, more - original or fanart, including turnaround sheets. I personally love their monster designs, and they can design you your own as a commission as well. Their art and personal are the same blog so you can see images at the #art tag! They’re also willing to negotiate suggestive or softcore NSFW or nudity (but nothing graphic!).
NSFW: ✔ (with conditions)
🚫: explicit/hardcore

@izzy-cat-draws (see also: @izzy-fat-cat [NSFW, untagged])
Mostly does sketchwork commissions (or monotone rendered). May do full renders or coloured pieces if you ask him nicely! Has accomplished use of composition and perspective and experience with NSFW content. Draws humans, ghouls, furry, robots, and fanart (esp for fantasy and sci-fi). Specialises in furry (including NSFW furry and fatfur).
NSFW:
🚫: excessive gore, scat, watersports

@snackrat
Haha nice try my PayPal doesn’t even work no more, you can’t commish me, try again binch (I may do art trades or collabs tho, chosen on a case-by-case basis), specialises in trash, memes, shitposts, COLOURS
NSFW: ❌
🚫: mecha (small parts ok, eg bionic limbs), fetish

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