half---breed

Felt like drawing my oc Blizzard again. This time though, I added his waifu~ hahah no actual wife Kiko. (she belongs to one of my good friends X3 @furipasart ) She’s a saiyan but their difference in species doesn’t matter to them. I also loved designing their outfits. Blizzard’s is actually the outfit I’m using in Xenoverse 2. However, without the logo ^^’ hope they release non logo versions of outfits.

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It wasn’t easy but Blizzard and Kiko eventually have kids. THese two are their twin daughters, Sora (blue hair) and Snow (black hair)

The Court of Dreams. The people who knew that there was a price, and one worth paying, for that dream. The bastard- born warriors, the Illyrian half breed, the monster trapped in a beautiful body, the dreamer born into a court of nightmares…And the huntress with an artist’s soul.”

i’m rereading philosopher’s stone and chamber of secrets and i’m more and more convinced that lupin was, if not the first character jo came up with (i’m pretty sure she came up with harry first), definitely an integral part of the narrative from the beginning. maybe remus as a character was an idea she had floating around even before she came up with harry, which she then decided to stick in harry’s universe because she was so fond of him. i know i’ve mentioned the wonderful irony of a dark creature teaching defense against the dark arts before, and jo said she wrote prisoner of azkaban in a huge rush, she just went tearing through it and it was fantastically easy to write because all the plot elements were there and it was just a matter of piecing it together.

but yeah, i think that lupin was one of the earliest characters jo made up. just look at the way she’s built up the concept of werewolves in the potter universe (and even the idea of interchangeable DADA professors) before lupin’s official introduction:

philosopher’s stone:

  • at one point, harry and ron look up ways of treating werewolf bites in quirrel’s defense class. this is just a passing mention, no details in the text itself, though they must have learned how painful the bites are, how hard they are to cure, how you have to apply silver and dittany to the wound and how most bitten wizards literally beg for death. (also, slightly related: harry is writing down the definition for dittany a few chapters later, while studying for his exams.)
  • malfoy straight up refuses to go into the forbidden forest during detention for fear of werewolves. harry hangs onto draco’s words (but doesn’t he always??), and once they find the dead unicorn, his mind jumps to a potential werewolf attack. THEN, when they first hear quirrel skulking around, harry asks hagrid if this new, unknown thing is a werewolf. the boy is plainly petrified.
  • another tiny mention: hermione mentions the werewolf code of conduct not coming up on their exams, which means that they definitely learned about the whole issue of werewolves not wanting to be documented for fear of admitting their lycanthropy on record. i’m sad.

chamber of secrets:

  • gilderoy lockhart’s wandering with werewolves continually comes up, from justin finch-fletchley recounting how lockhart supposedly survived getting trapped in a telephone booth with a werewolf (?) to lockhart actually making harry act out the part of the werewolf in front of the whole class, which is interesting because
  • lockhart obviously wants to play himself and so the part of the werewolf goes to harry, but it’s notable that of all the reenactments lockhart had harry do, the one that gets its own scene with dialogue and all (lockhart making harry howl, oh man) is the werewolf one.
  • “Nice loud howl, Harry—exactly—and then, if you’ll believe it, I pounced—like this—slammed him to the floor—thus—with one hand, I managed to hold him down—with my other, I put my wand to his throat—I then screwed up my remaining strength and performed the immensely complex Homorphus Charm—he let out a piteous moan—go on, Harry—higher than that—good—the fur vanished—the fangs shrank—and he turned back into a man. Simple, yet effective—and another village will remember me forever as the hero who delivered them from the monthly terror of werewolf attacks.” 
  • i mean, just look at lockhart’s dialogue here. he makes harry howl (which is, admittedly, hilarious), then has him make this inhuman, wailing moan while he’s got his wand to harry’s throat. lockhart’s body language, his words, his obvious display of power all indicate his, and all of wizarding society’s, prejudice against werewolves. he sees them as creatures to be overpowered and subdued, even though they are in effect humans 97% of the time. lockhart has a whole book on this, and he’s so popular and influential at this point that anybody who’s anybody is adopting his viewpoints.
  • (please imagine remus lupin standing in flourish and blotts, reading wandering with werewolves with mingled curiosity and disgust.)
  • another aside: “No one wants to read about some ugly old Armenian warlock, even if he did save a village from werewolves. He’d look dreadful on the front cover. No dress sense at all.” how the fuck did the original guy do it??? is the homorphus charm actually real????!!! i doubt it, i bet this guy actually straight up killed a werewolf, saved the village, and then gilderoy adapted his story to make it a little more reader-friendly. there’s no way that charm exists, full stop.

and then, finally, in prisoner of azkaban, we meet a real werewolf, but we don’t know this (or at least, we’re not supposed to know) until the climax. remus is level-headed, articulate, dependable, funny, and a bit mischievous–I think about dumbledore’s comment at the end of CoS, “And I must draft an advertisement for the Daily Prophet, too…we’ll be needing a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher…Dear me, we do seem to run through them, don’t we?” imagine harry and co.’s sense of immense relief when they finally, finally get a decent DADA professor. i mean, they had a stuttering wreck who turned out to have voldemort growing out of his skull, and then a self-absorbed fraud who tried to memory-wipe two of his students and then abandon another student to a literal basilisk. remus not only knows his shit but he’s so decent, so endearing. and he’s a werewolf. 

i really love how jo built it up, and then people’s subsequent reactions. hermione jumping to conclusions about remus and sirius working together, and immediately going, “it’s because he’s a werewolf; he can’t be trusted,” and then immediately outing him; ron’s “get away from me, werewolf!” comment; snape’s extremely prejudiced jabs at remus when he shows up– “don’t ask me to fathom the way a werewolf’s mind works,” “i’ll drag the werewolf”…while, throughout poa, we are shown that remus is everything but the savage, inhuman, animalistic image of the werewolf which jo subtly introduces throughout the early books. 

thoughts i had while watching ep 01x09 !! “what are little girls made of”

ft. nurse chapel being an actual angel and jim: the tiny soft boy

star trek drawing practice 3/??

Gijinka Mimikyu used CURSE!

Bestiary Vol. I

                                                     MERPEOPLE

Classification: Beast (by choice)

Rating XXXX

“ Merpeople, notably corrected from Mermaids in 1927 by the publication ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them’, are sentient beasts that live underwater. ”

“ They are creatures resembling half-human, half-fish hybrids. Though they are not, in actuality, half-breeds ” 

“ The oldest recordings of this creature date back to ancient Greece. And it is in these warmer waters that we find the beautiful mermaids more frequently depicted in Muggle literature and painting. Now defined as the sub-species of Sirens. ”

“ Playful and confident when interacting with humans, they can often be found sunbathing on rocks jutting from the Oceans edge. ”

“ Their voices can carry through the waves and they communicate via their own language, it is said a Sirens song is as beautiful above water as it is under. In Muggle folklore it is said they use their song to lure humans into traps. “

“ Once a naive human gets within arm’s reach of these beautiful creatures, their fair faces suddenly turn to fang-filled, fish-like maws, and lovely tails promising unknown delights become sharp, death dealing talons. ”

“ By the modern era, however, merpeople have spread worldwide and have adapted to all kinds of environments leading to new sub-species. Such as the Selkies of Scotland and the Merrows of Ireland. ”

“ Selkies are curious collectors of human artefacts, though good natured enough to return the property to its original owner if asked. ”

“ Unlike Sirens their song turns shrill above water, though their communication skills both among their own kind and with humans is unparalleled. ”

“ Selkies are skilled in the art of camouflage. Their darker scales allow them to blend in with the murkier waters they dwell in. ”

“ It should be noted all Merpeople hold an above average intelligence and have created their own societies, customs and history. ” 

“ They been given a high rating, not because they are all overly dangerous, but because they should be treated with the utmost respect. ”

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Stricken refers to him and his fellow changelings as “half-breed[s]”, yet Blinky says that (at least in the old days) the changelings were the children of good trolls who were taken away, whereupon something “messy” was done to change them.

The fact that Strickler explicitly refers to changelings as “half-breed” implies a far, far more darker and potentially violent backstory to the changelings than i’m willing to ponder.

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The Court of Dreams

The people who knew that there was a price, and one worth paying, for that dream. The bastard-born warriors, the illyrian half breed, the monster trapped in a beautiful body, the dreamer born into a court of nightmares and the huntress with an artist’s soul.