so like,,, some harvest moon (+rune factory/stardew valley, those types of games) red vs blue au role ideas……………
donut- the farmer/rancher, of course. he canonically grew up on a farm in iowa and im never letting that go. he’s probably more the role of the “main character” who moves to town to escape city life or return to his roots or whatever after reading an ad in the paper about a farm up for sale. no one wants it because it sucks, and the town of blood gulch Also Sucks. the mayor greets him when he arrives, but also thinks donut “must be crazy to move to a shithole town like this.”
sarge- runs blacksmith shop with lopez. he stays out front more often and takes care of the customer service part when he’s not working on tools. no one really likes having to get their tools worked on because no one really likes the endless struggle that is trying to get through a conversation with sarge and ending with him actually agreeing to do the upgrade you came in for (no, sarge, they do not want their hammer to have turrets or their watering can to have spikes. just a simple silver upgrade, thanks). sarge also dabbles in inventing down in the blacksmith’s basement… some people like to joke that lopez is sarge’s first creation of artificial life and that’s why he’s so “anti-social,” but that can’t possibly be true… right?
lopez- a skilled blacksmith who works with sarge, but he’s hard to socialize with because he’s almost always behind a locked door in the back, working on stuff and avoiding annoying customers. you have to befriend him or sarge to gain access to that room, but it’s not an easy feat. people often compare him to a robot.
simmons- snarky librarian who acts like he knows everything, but people are pretty sure he’s bluffing half the time.
grif- innkeeper with his sister. He’s sort of in charge of cooking, but is really slow because he’s either “on break” or eats half the order and has to start over.
kaikaina- innkeeper with her brother. She talks to the customers more and handles the management aspect (thank you s15 for giving us business driven kai, more or less. Love her.) she keeps the atmosphere Fun and Cool, and attracts a lot of new customers one way or another. the inn has a small grocery store selection, and sells a few cooking ingredients. kai may or may not be one of the main conspirators about the whole lopez-is-a-robot theory.
doc- town doctor.. no one likes going to see him because his methods are a bit… inefficient (here eat this blue grass herb to help your broken arm) (I mean this new medication hasn’t technically been given the green light but HEY you get to be the guinea pig :)!) (Heatstroke? have some orange juice!) (frostbite? have you tried orange juice?)
church- the mayor! what the fuck? He’s not a kid or anything, but he seems kinda young. Apparently, he stepped up to the role after the last mayor passed from an aspirin incident, so they say… he used to run the ranch/animal shop with tucker, and still lives there and helps out when he’s not doing “mayor things.”
Tucker’s pretty sure he’s really off taking a nap, bothering tex, or “checking on the new farmer. you know. to see how he’s adjusting or whatever”.
tucker- runs the main ranch and animal shop, sometimes with church when church isn’t off pretending to be doing “mayor things”. he absolutely makes cock jokes about the roosters when given an opening, and unfortunately for his customers, he’s the only one in town that sells poultry. oh well… at least the new farmer doesn’t seem to mind as much.
junior- That One Child who lives in town and helps out his dad with the chickens
Caboose- picks up the daily shipments and also does deliveries. sometimes helps out at the carpenter’s shop. Self-proclaimed best friend of the mayor.
tex- runs the carpentry workshop with sheila. she’s also the best horse racer in town, having won first place at every horse race for the past 5 years in town. sometimes she’s out of town competing at other races, and caboose will come help sheila with extra work in her absence.
shiela- runs the carpentry workshop with tex and sometimes caboose.
….Vic- most people don’t really talk about vic. or to him. they like to pretend he’s not there, if they can help it, but he’s the only person that sells seeds in the entire town, so avoiding only goes so far. donut frequents his little seed shack quite often, and tries to convince him to expand his selection to a seed shop/florist combo. over time, donut would probably pick up a part time job there working with flower arrangements, until vic decides he wants to retire and travel the world or whatever, and has donut take over his business as the florist/seed shop owner. some people see this change of management as an improvement, while others still keep their distance.
There is so much. It doesn’t look like it here, but imagine all of those in multiples of about 5 or so. It fills up a small plastic storage box.
I’m going to try and list everything there is.
1. Harry Potter potion bottles: Floo Powder (it glows in the dark!), Felix Felicis, Gillyweed, Pumpkin Juice, Wolfsbane Potion, Skele-Gro, Baneberry Potion. Aaaand I just realized I forgot the Butterbeer charm. D:
2. A pile of Oreo cookies.
3. Rings: Chocolates, pancakes, waffles, crepe, ice cream scoops, rainbow cake on a plate, whipped cream dollops in strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate, hot chocolate, candy cane cookies, a chocolate dipped cookie, chocolate chip cookie, flowers, and s'mores.
4. An assortment of pies.
5. Cookies and ice cream scoops.
6. Cupcakes and bacon slice charms.
7. Gummy bear charms, peanut butter and jelly earrings, burger charm, hot dog charm, pizza slices (pepperoni and cheese), s'mores, chocolate chip cookie, corn dog, ice cream cone earrings (chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, chocolate mint chip), bacon strip earrings, cookie post earrings, hot dog earrings, cheeseburger earrings, peach earrings, potato chip earrings, cute fortune cookie earrings, ice cream scoop post earrings (chocolate, strawberry, vanilla), rainbow cake post earrings, and s'mores post earrings.
8. Cookies and milk best friend necklace, taco platter necklace, salad necklace, cookie pendants, banana charm, ice cream cone charms (vanilla, chocolate mint chip, strawberry, cotton candy, and one with a scoop of each flavor), banana earrings, taco earrings, pumpkin pie earrings, bottle of bacon, bottle of bananas, Brownie Brittle earrings, pancake charm, pancake post earrings, waffle charm, potato chip charm, and rainbow cake on a plate charm.
9. Misc. Cute food charms I posted before: cupcakes, rainbow cake, bubble tea, s'mores, roll cakes (vanilla and chocolate) rice ball, cheeseburger, sesame seed ball, donuts, pancake, cookie, peas in a pod, macarons, pizza, crepe, fortune cookie, and chocolate chip cookie.
Plus there are mystery bags available for $5 each!
Animate! Miami starts tomorrow and I will be at Booth # 931.
I’ll start off by saying that ZapCreatives is wonderful to work with and I generally have really pleasant experiences when working with the staff. I’ve stuck with them for 2 years now because of this and have printed over 100 designs with them over these years.
Why are you so bothered if we don’t eat grains, what do you think we did before agriculture, ate dust? I feel weird about the fact you’re obsessed with us eating potatoes. I just have this image of you #ketohaters shoving sweet potatoes with the skin on down our necks for the sake of our life.
Take out grains what other carbs do we have? Cookies, donuts, bread (white brown seeded whatever), pastries, cakes, sugary drinks, chocolate, sweets, crisps, cereal? Where the fuck is our kudos for not eating the junk? Seriously. Credit where it’s due.
Then finally what do we have left… Fruit. I think this is the most upsetting thing for most people and I think that it’s safe to say if fruit is the only thing to get your knickers in a twist about then it’s a sad story. I personally only like very limited fruits BECAUSE TASTE BUDS + berries (my favourite) are included in my diet. As it goes for other people, I reckon they can vouch for the fact that vegetables are usually their preferred out of the two anyway.
I think my point is, grains are not essential no matter what anyone says and neither is junk, stop stressing over low carb, it’s a losing battle.
I know it's kinda similar to your food truck au (which is amazing), but you could write a bakery au. Or something completely different, like lawyers or a tattoo shop au.
alright anon! this is quite close to the food truck au and im sorry about that. in fact it originally started as backstory for food truck max and i suppose it still could be in some ways but it turned into something else by the end. thank you for sending me this!!! baking is such a nice warm comforting thing to write about.
It would not surprise Max to learn that many of the men he knew in service came back to live their lives soft and quiet and careful. The noise of war is a hard thing to dull but sometimes all it takes is a gentle noise or the curve of talcum powder skin. Sometimes that’s enough to quiet the roaring, to smother the great, terrible space perched behind eyes and under fingernails. He exchanges letters with a man who once flew helicopters and now grows poppies. He exchanges letters with a man who once had command of hundreds and now walks his children to school and drinks coffee and a little whiskey in the evenings. It’s true he also exchanges manic phone calls with a man who once disabled bombs and now sits in an armchair while his house rots around him, but Max chooses the softness of a bakery for himself. He is too brittle to fight much more than stubborn bread dough.