New character time!

This is Nia Tydal! She may be short in stature, but she is a fierce fighter and wielder of magic. Despite this, she seems to sustain a rather perky attitude. Smiles all around as she slices, burns and electrocutes her way to victory!

This character was somewhat inspired by some of the characters from the upcoming game “Mirage: Arcane Warfare”! She is supposed to be a lot of fun, but in a twisted, bloody sort of way.

There are those who seek me a lifetime but never we meet,
And those I kiss but who trample me beneath ungrateful feet.

At times I seem to favor the clever and the fair,
But I bless all those who are brave enough to dare.

By large, my ministrations are soft-handed and sweet,
But scorned, I become a difficult beast to defeat.

For though each of my strikes lands a powerful blow,
When I kill, I do it slow …

—  A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

I was gonna wait to post these, but-

So first we have OC 122! Her name is Raspy, and she’s a human! (She appears in Our Deadly Abomination).

Raspy was supposed to die due to getting bit by her venomous snake boyfriend (EA), but she somehow lived…which was not supposed to happen. She is very energetic and annoying, and has a habit of smashing anything next to her. She often wears her robotic hand to cover up her left hand, which has only four fingers which she finds disgusting. Also, she has a habit of injuring herself a lot.

Next, we have OC 81! His name is Nosmirc, and he is a mosquito! (He is yet to appear in any series).

Nosmirc is often very sleepy and doesn’t sound very enthusiastic when speaking. He is a cannibal, and will do anything for blood and meat, even if it means killing ones he loves. He loves his butterfly girlfriend with all of his heart, and will do anything to make her happy. He also doesn’t really have a problem with loving more than one person, he just finds it natural.

Finally, we have OC 123! Her name is Blotch, and she’s a poison dart frog! (She appears in Our Deadly Abomination).

Blotch is very clingy to the members of her gang, or just clingy to anyone in general. She always finds a way to give others bad compliments, a good example of this is her teasing Sharp Thing. She is somehow always able to get away from trouble, but it’s most likely due to her being slippery. Also, she hates her long tongue, and has tried to cut it off with scissors once.

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“I teach kids on the weekends. My wife and I started a school. We teach Arabic language, Islamic studies and Quran. There was a concern within our community that we needed to help younger kids. We see a lot of activities for adults, but less for kids. Get them to know more about linguistics, grow that skill set, and at the same time learn about their religion. It’s open to the public; it’s a non-profit organization. This is our eleventh year. 

If you look at the media today, there are a lot of misconceptions about what Islam is about and what it teaches. The kids don’t know otherwise. They see the TV. They hear people talk about them. And the more they understand who they really are and what their religion stands for, it connects them more to the culture. It connects them to say, ‘I believe in my identity. And I can be part of the community and I can contribute, but I don’t have to be a copy of everybody else.’

There are so many more synergies than what people think. Three religions, Islam, Christianity, and Judaism believe they come from the same God. So how could we be that much different?”


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Finally figured out how to get Aimeric’s scars to appear (Mesh+Shader = Ultra), so now he’s properly done.

Aimeric got his scars (primarily the thin eyebrow scratch and a knottier one back along his temple) when in a practice spar with the Marcher mercenaries he joined after leaving Morrigan. It was his second or third time with a sword, so still working out general form things.

When his trainer came in for a high blow, Aimeric did block it, but fumbled the sword. He took his own blade to the face, the tip slashing over his eye before the guarded hilt slammed into his head. Aimeric effectively knocked himself out for a day.

He does tease about how he got the scars; his favorite is wrestling a dragonling. Varric’s version is that they were testing how fast Aimeric could dodge a bolt from Bianca and Aimeric effectively Matrixed, though the first attempt grazed his temple and the second his brow. It saves Aimeric’s pride from saying ‘Yes, ah….I took my own sword to the face. NOT LIKE THAT but um yes.’

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Lalibela - Ethiopia

Lalibela is a town in northern Ethiopia, famed for its churches carved into the natural rock. The churches are carved entirely from single blocks of granite, with the roof of the churches level with the ground. The churches feature windows, moldings of all shapes and sizes, unique crosses, and wall art paintings. 

Although the churches are hard to date, it is thought they were built primarily during the 12th & 13th centuries. The town is considered the second holiest place in Ethiopia, and is a place of pilgrimage