Name: Ushi-Oni (Ox Oni), Gyuki Area of Origin: Japan
The Ushi-Oni is a demonic creature found in Japanese folklore. There are various kinds that share the same name, but with Ushi meaning Ox or Cow, all the monsters appear to have a horned bovine-like head. One of the most well known Ushi-Oni is a massive sea monster that resides off the coast of Shimane Prefecture and other areas in Western Japan. It attacks fishermen, and is depicted with a spider or crab-like body. They seem to be connected to another creature, a yokai called the Nure-onna, who sometimes appear before an Ushi-Oni attack. The Nure-onna trick victims into holding their “child” which is actually rather something else entirely. The “child” grows heavier and heavier, and while stuck to the victim’s hands, heavily hinders any chance of escape. It is unknown whether the two creatures work in tandem on purpose or not.
Is it ok to ask for previous prompts but with different characters? If yes, I'd love to see the one with SO's parents deciding on the sitting at a family gathering with the Swapfell brothers ( and maybe UT, UF, US, SF! Grillby if you're up for it, because I'm super weak for all Grillbys :') ). If that's asking for too much though, I'd be super happy with just the SF!skele-bros' reactions, if it's ok to ask for that prompt again. ;u;
(*It’s totally cool to ask for a previous prompt with other characters! I’m weak for all Grillbys, too, so I got’chu fam.)
I actually do have a bonus for the SF!bros(pretty sure I didn’t when I got this prompt, but it’s been buried; I’m so sorry!) So this is pure Grillby goodness.
*It’s no secret that your family is a little.. apprehensive about the fact that you’re dating what they consider to be literal fire. In fact, everyone is giving him a rather wide berth, as if a mere brush might result in a severe burn.
Grillby quirks a fiery brow at the seating arrangements when he notices your ex at your side. However, his hesitation only lasts a moment before he sits down with his plate across from your ex.. and stares.
He isn’t much of a talker, and his years as a barman have given him a keen sense of social cues and little tics.. and right now, your ex is rather disconcerted over the fact that fire is appraisingly staring at them.
However, he isn’t concerned by the fact that you’re seated next to them. Rather, he’s trying to figure out what drew you to them in the first place. Your family’s views on him don’t matter as long as you choose to be with him, so Grillbz eats his food in peace. He only breaks the silence during dinner to announce, “…thank you… it was… delicious..”
The moment your ex sits next to you, Grillby instantly gets their attention with a hand on their shoulder. His plate of food is balanced in the other hand, and his narrowed gaze is hidden beneath his glasses.
His voice comes out distorted by a low grumble of crackling flames. "…you’re in… my seat…“
Your ex actually looks apprehensive, but is obviously determined not to cow down to a monster. They puff out their chest and lift their chin defiantly. "Actually, my name’s on the place card.” They gesture off-handedly. Yes, Grillby was aware. His own place card read “Gilbee.”
His grip tightens on your ex’s shoulder. Small tendrils of smoke begin to seep from between the spaces in the purple, swirling flames of purple becoming a more vibrant hue. He leans in close, his face directly by their ear, heat emanating from him in waves as he speaks through a jagged white-hot maw. "…i’m not going to say it again.. human..“
The heat must start to lick their skin because your ex jumps out of the chair and scrambles to the other side of the table. Your family is a little bit on the terrified side, but Grillby is unperturbed. Instead, he puts a casual arm around your shoulders (after he rolls up one of his sleeves) in an effort to unnerve your family further. They spend the rest of dinner watching his dancing flames with a certain nervousness, wondering how you don’t get burned.
The bow-tie wearing flamesman is annoyed by the sight of your ex sitting next to you, and the entire room knows it within a moment. The temperature has risen considerably, and despite the fact that Grillby took the seat across from you both, he’s unhappy with the situation.. and also mentally critiquing the tea.
He talks more than his other counterparts, and he starts by picking your ex apart, asking what they do for a living, how much money they make, how driven they are to succeed. He’s sure to slip in tidbits about his own business and how it’s thriving.
He also leans over the table to feed you a bite or two from his fork. In front of your family. Think of it as his way of staking his claim in front of your ex without causing a scene.
The area heats up so fast that it’s a miracle Grillby’s monocle doesn’t shatter.
He’s annoyed, and he’s greedy and prone to jumping to conclusions, so this doesn’t sit well with him. Your ex is clearly trying to get back with you in his mind, so Grillby is going to nip that in the bud right now.
”.. it appears there’s been a mistake..“ he claims in that deep growl beneath the roiling flames.
Your ex is stubborn, even if they’re sweating bullets from more than just the heat. "N..no, look, my name’s right he–..re..”
Grillby touches the tip of the place card, and it catches fire. Instantly, it smolders to ash on the table. Everyone is staring.
“…you were saying..?”
“J-just that you’re absolutely right!” You ex starts to stand up, but Grillby is still standing right there, behind the chair, so they can’t pull it back enough.. and they’re worried about being burned if they brush against him.
So, your ex actually ducks under the table and crawls beneath it to reach the chair on the other side.
With a white-hot sharp smirk and a wink thrown toward you, Grillby takes his seat and starts eating like nothing at all transpired.
The Slaying of the Dun Cow 9x12, pencil and digital
Warwick was a celebrated hero who, along with king Arthur, numbered
among the Nine Worthies and was said to have lived in the reign of the
Saxon king, Athelstan. Already by the 1600s, the line between the
historical Guy and the legendary traditions that had sprung up around
him were thoroughly confused. A saying, “ He is the black Bear of
Arden,” referred to him, and connotes someone who was an object of
terror. The allusion was partly to the
Warwick crest - a bear and a ragged staff - and partly to his character,
said to be “Grim of Person and Surly of resolution.” He was a poor boy,
the son of a steward who made good, and embarked on chivalric
adventures to win the hand of a woman far above his station. In his
travels, he battled many monsters, the most celebrated of which was the
The fable holds
that the Dun Cow of Dunsmore belonged to a giant or a fairy, and freely
produced milk that would supply exactly the pail that was brought to it.
One day, an old woman or a witch sought to fill a sieve with milk, and
thus was able to milk the magical cow dry. Now cursed, it rampaged
across the countryside until Guy dispatched it. Isaac Taylor, in his
Words and Places (1864), claims that the Dun Cow is a corruption of
“Dena Gau” meaning “Danish Settlement” which was erected outside
Warwick. If this explanation is correct, the defeat of the cursed beast
was an allegorical victory over the Danish and their removal from the
Various bones, including elephant tusks and whale ribs, have been attributed to multiple dun cows.
SoOO It’s been a while and my art style got a total revamp. SO WHY NOT DO ANOTHER WEIGHT GAIN DRIVE? I know the last one got a little lost but this one will go better. Meet Shio a hot headed cow boy who needs to get plumped up!
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