Noivern is my baby so naturally I had to make a page dedicated to him. Aslo I am thrilled that the first week of school has officially begun! Lots of talented people in my class so far, it’ll be a great motivator I am sure!
please draw the softie pastel coloured nightmare creature. the universe is full of limitless possibilities and u should always expect the unexpected. giant cinnamon rolls with horrific appearances is just one of many possibilities. (I love u and your art btw thank you so much for existing)
oh gosh anon i was just doodlin softie nightmare creature, check it
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So I thought I’d give y’all some previews of the five fics I’m working on since I can’t focus today so I might as well do something:
Red Fairy!Tony and Blue Vampire!Steve (Modern Magical AU; magical creatures have colour types that dictate different features):
“Is this true, Fury?!” Tony flew into the room as soon as Coulson opened the office door, coming to flutter in front of the man, furious. “Did you enlist a goddamn leech onto our team?!”
Fury slowly blinked his one eye as he stood, needing to look up at the red fairy who was buzzing in front of him. “We enlisted a vampire, yes, Stark, and it’s none of your business who or what I choose to add to the team.”
Tony buzzed higher, hissing, “It damn well is my business as the only magic bearer on the team and you hired a goddamn blue vampire!”
Fury narrowed his eye, replying, “No one else on your team seems to have a problem with his colour orientation.”
“That’s because they’re not at risk. If he were damn red you know it’d be a problem.”
“You, yourself, are red, fae Stark,” Coulson added evenly, “And you’ve defended its importance repeatedly.”
“Because red attack magic comes in damn handy when you want firearms and repulsors,” Tony protested as he twisted in the air to glare at him as well, “A bit less so when it makes you a bloodsucker.”
“I am sure that you won’t be at any risk, Stark,” Fury said, rubbing at his temple as he sat back down, “Your red magic will be safe.”
“He is a blue vampire. They feed off magic,” Tony stressed as he spun again, “Do I really need to explain how this is a problem? Do you know how often fairies are put at risk by magic feeders?”
“Most fairies are,” Fury countered, “red ones are not. Apparently fae attack magic is not an appealing food source.”
Tony leveled him with a hard flare, then spun around to Coulson again, saying, “There’s got to be some kind of discrimination in that statement.”
Coulson gave a small shrug of his shoulders, answering mildly, “But it’s true, Fae Stark. Other fae denominations have been recorded as more popular when it comes magic consumption, particularly white and pink. Red fairies are rare enough as it is. The other more… delicate colours seem to be more alluring.”
“Or,” Tony contested, “maybe it’s because a bunch of healers and love workers don’t know how to fight. There’s nothing wrong with the allure of red fae magic.”
“Are you arguing that you should be more targeted, Stark?” Fury said, eyebrow furrowed.
“I’m saying,” Tony hissed, “that I will still be at risk because you think that having a defensive powerhouse is more important that another team member’s safety.”
It was then that Tony felt the shift in the air, as if the energy around him suddenly stilled and the warmth in the room dropped by degrees. In the doorway was the impressive form of a broad shouldered, pale skinned blond.
The man was perfectly collected and still, as he were a living statue. He spoke calmly, “I can assure you Mr. Stark, you will not be in any danger from me.”
Tony’s eyes went huge, and he finally landed on the carpeted floor. He looked quickly between all three other men before coming back to the cold bright blue of the blond. “Captain America?! That’s the blue vamp you got?! You’ve got to be kidding me.”
It was unmistakingly him. Tony had seen his father’s photos, had had posters of him plastered on his wall as a hero worshipping child and awkwardly hormonal teenager.
It was hard to miss the obvious features that Tony hadn’t cared about when he was younger, but were noticeably distinct of blue vampires. He had square features, like that of his jaw, and the wide set of his shoulders and broad chest. He was not at all built sharp or lithe like his red blood-drinking counterparts. Even the points of his fangs, still sheathed, were the shortest and least pointed of any vampire type, hardly noticeable when not bared. Finally, like most supernatural folk, there was the small, subtle point of his ears, even subtler than Tony’s own.
It was, in the general public opinion, a less threatening and more reassuring build, with blue vampires often being employed in positions of defense or security. For Tony, it set him on edge, like he was an unbreakable statue that could come to life at any moment, and move faster than he could blink.
Tony’s wings fluttered nervously, wanting to stir up some movement from the odd stillness about him. His senses were completely on edge, knowing that the calm control of the other man was hiding something being very subdued.
Captain Rogers broke the stillness softly with a small smile, saying gently, “It’s nice to meet you, Mr. Stark. I knew your father.”
Any starry eyed delight from meeting his childhood hero vanished in a second, and Tony felt his stomach drop. “Oh goddesses no, I am not working with him.”
My precious pastel babe is compleeeeete😄
🌺 Some Fun Facts 🌺
-Often visits Earth for performance inspiration
-Hackmanite formerly served under Pink Diamond, and was transferred to White Diamond after the war
-Though she is still on shaky grounds with Garnet, Hackmanite loves duets with Pearl and will gather small gifts for Amethyst
-She is still a tad confused as to what Steven is, but thinks he is adorable either way
-Hackmanite can not stand Boulder ?Opal, is fond of Ametrine and enjoys walking along the ocean floor with Aquamarine
-She once destroyed the Ferris wheel in Fun land because she thought it was attacking the human creatures
-Her colours change under certain types of light to darker, and more neon purples with a splash of orange
-Her personality becomes more violent and less sympathetic when her colours are different
Out of curiosity, how would the Galra react to human hand-drawn animation? Since they seem more oriented on older art styles like tapestries etc
They’d find it really interesting! While their decorations/cultural preference is for darker, richer colours, seeing something light, airy, and sometimes very straightforward like a lot of our hand-drawn animation would be refreshing for them. The Galra do have some animation, but it’s intensely stylized. If Keith were to watch Galran animation, he’d struggle to recognize some things. How the Galra draw something isn’t always a direct representation of reality: frequently, it’s simply a symbol or cultural coding for the creature/flower/etc. There are creatures with flower-like heads that Keith would go ???? at but would be instantly recognizable for someone like Kymin or Hyladra.
It is me. I have returned. Your great and wonderful writer, Commandtower-solring-go, and I’m sure that in my stead you’ve been missing me like nothing before, right?…. Right? (oh god, they didn’t even notice, did they?)
Oh well, I’ve missed you and I’ve missed a lot too, which is insane. The release of Commander 2016 is something I know I’ve been looking forward too for way too long. The very idea of four colour commanders is something that I am endlessly in love with and, even though, the topic has been spoken about to death, the fact that wizards took this idea above and beyond is something that I want- nah, need to talk about, so for my return I’m going to be doing a comparison between the new 4 colour Legendary Creatures and the 4 colour Nephilim creatures from original Ravnica.
For those newer to the franchise, why this is all so exciting might be something you’re not 100% aware of, as it has quite the backstory to it. The history of Magic a long one, however in the 20+ years before a week ago there had never been a four colour legendary creature. In retrospect this isn’t that big a deal. There are only a small handful of 3 and 5 colour legends too and they’re notoriously hard to fit into standard sets without feeling forced. That all said, there had actually been a cycle of 4 colour non-legendary creatures in the original Ravnica block, called The Nephilim.
The story of the Nephilim is long one, but the long and short of it is that they were a race of ancient creatures revered by a guildless group known as the Cult of Yore. Each Nephilim embodies abstract concepts of the of the world and of the individual, including ‘vastness’, ‘diversity’, ‘unpredictability’, ‘wonder’ or ‘complexity’. In game, they were powerful creatures, unlike anything seen before, but they each had one fatal flaw. They were not legendary creatures. And frankly, it’s quite baffling that this was the case. All formality, on my behalf,
this was a genuinely confounding thing. There were, literally, only 5, and yet multiples could exist in game. I’m not the only one to believe this either, because they’re widely considered unofficial Commanders in EDH, and also offer abilities that support certain deck archetypes that ask to be built around.
Additionally, the desire to build 4 colour decks is just something that the format has needed, and having a wide range of potential decks was something needed by the format. The limitations of EDH, that being on colour identity, has held decks back in this respect and that desire to build really had swelled since it’s beginning. Ultimate, Commander 2016 resolved those issues several times over. Sure, the Nephilim weren’t retconned, but the fact we can finally build these decks legally is enough. It also means we can actually play the Nephilim in deck, in the first place. They can actually see play now as they aren’t that playable elsewhere. Now they finally have a home.
Anyway, with this in mind, it is wise to understand how these cards differ. How they take on new archetypes and how they understand the colours in their own way. With that in mind, let’s begin.
Brief disclaimer: Since these colour combinations have no official name I’ll be referring to them as both the colour they lack, as well as by the name of the Nephilim of that colour combination they are. For example, WUBR will be ‘Not-Green // Yore-Tiller’.
Additional brief disclaimer: this post is LONG but it’s broke up to make a little easier to digest.
Pirates might not have been the best example, but I agree with the correspondent who raised the clash between colour philosophy and creature types. Sea monsters and crabs aren't especially clever, manipulative or sneaky, nor arguably are blue tribes like merfolk. Or for individual characters, take Kiora - she's fixed as a UG character just because she's a merfolk when her personality and mechanics (other than the creature types of her tokens) seem mono-green.
Colors have many aspects to them. Creatures in them have to express some aspects, not all of them and not the philosophical ideal.
Blue, as the color of the element of water, gets to have some water based creatures like Merfolk.