1) Forehead touch - Appropriate for: family, loved ones. Casual show of affection. 2) Beak touch (billing) - Appropriate for: partners. Romantic gesture suitable for public 3) Open billing - Appropriate for: partners. Sexual gesture inappropriate for public 4) Bird style - Appropriate for: no one/drunks. Don’t do this. Don’t be that tengu.
Any similarities between above models and existing tengu in the Karasu universe is definitely on purpose.
“I need me eight soldiers. Eight Jewish-American soldiers. Now, y'all might’ve heard rumors about the armada happening soon. Well, we’ll be leaving a little earlier. We’re gonna be dropped into France, dressed as civilians. And once we’re in enemy territory, as a bushwhackin’ guerrilla army, we’re gonna be doin’ one thing and one thing only… killin’ Nazis.”
It’s probably safe to post this now, so here is a festive Chiyo for Christmas.
Want a postcard of it? Just send me an ask telling me your favorite character or scene from Karasu (and why). On New Years Day I’ll choose five people who submitted and send a postcard with this design. Thanks everyone!
In the past, Shichi was a monk. He was part of a temple run entirely by tengu. Over time, a human village sprang up nearby. Naturally, the monks and the villagers avoided each other as humans generally considered tengu to be ‘monsters.’ From his youth, Shichi was told to never go near the village and that humans were dangerous. He followed this rule faithfully until one day, while gathering medicial herbs in the forest, he came across a human woman with a sprained ankle…