dutch motorcity

The Burners and the stereotypes they break.

Mike Chilton

  • A tragic past makes a brooding loner. (He is a positive, outgoing person who sees his teammates as family.)
  • The leader is always an uptight stick in the mud. (Mike is the exact opposite of this.)

Chuck

  • The white guy is always the hero. (Chuck would rather avoid that kind of danger.)
  • Too afraid to participate. (Even though it terrifies him, he always rides shotgun with Mike.)

Julie Kane

  • Only girl on the team = pink everything. (Her car is YELLOW.)
  • People with connections to the enemy are morally ambiguous. (Julie has made it clear that she doesn’t support what her father does.)
  • “My parents are evil, therefore, I hate them. (Julie cares about her dad and wants to believe he can change.)
  • Two female characters have to be rivals for a man’s attention. (Julie and her friend Claire pass the bechdel test every time they’re on screen together.)

Dutch Gordy

  • The black guy dies first. (There is an entire episode dedicated to breaking this one.)
  • Only there to check off the diversity box. (Dutch is the only character on the show who comes close to having a full backstory.)

Texas

  • Strong = big. (Except for Julie, Texas is the shortest one on the team.)
  • Guys don’t like girls who are stronger than them. (Texas is attracted to powerful women.)
  • The dumb jock. (You need a functioning brain to come up with the kind of ideas Texas has.)
  • Asian = martial arts master. (He usually just shoots his attacker.)

Burners in general

  • The end justifies the means. (They refuse to let stopping Kane justify hurting innocent people.)
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Live Free Illustrations: Best of Toasty

(Best of Splickedy)

@splickedylit and I have been working on this fic since October 2015 and illustrating every chapter, so I thought I’d compile my favorite illustrations I’ve done!  This story has been a real journey in terms of both art and writing.  I’ve learned a lot about just diving right into backgrounds, for one thing, although they wouldn’t have been possible without ref from this gorgeously designed show!

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Welcome to the Kane Co. Family, Chapter 4: I Killed a Plant from the Inside!!  It Ate Me and I Murdered It!!

On Ao3

Chapter Summary: In which Chuck leads his troops, an announcement comes from on high, Julie gets a pleasant surprise, and Texas plays Enchantment: the Convocation.  Also, the Duke is a petulant man-child, but what else is new?

Art and writing by @splickedylit and @toastyhat

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VICTORY SCREECH **EDIT: MORE FUSIONS ADDED**

ametrine’s design is VERY MUCH INSPIRED BY titaniumshield’s design which can be found on my blog under tagged/motorcity. they have a few more designs i loved but ametrine was my absolute fav <333 (but you dont want them on this i dont mind taking them down ouo)

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Live Free, Chapter 15: The Beginning of the End! Will You Stand and Fight?!

On Ao3

Chapter Summary: The verdict is found, and everything gets almost immediately worse. A surprise guest gives the people of Motorcity a little inspirational push.

Art and writing by @splickedylit and @toastyhat