Call me Helen. You may have noticed that I am not Ari Bach, the usual factmaker of this blog. Ari is busy with this special event for the release of his new novella, THE MILLENNIAL KING, but wants someone to liveblog it all. So here I am.
And here we are at Ari’s big event: BACHanalia. Get it? It’s like Bacchanalia (a Roman drunken orgy festival) but with one C, because his name is Ari Bach. Clever little brat, ain’t he? Apparently he missed that it also contains the word “anal.”
This party is gonna rock though: We’ve invited literally hundreds of friends, cosplayers, book critics, celebrities and random people from downtown who looked like they knew how to have fun. There’s free alcohol ranging from hard cider to hard liquor (including real Absinthe!), there’s free food coming from five restaurants, a live metal band called Smegmata, a Kindle E-reader to give away, and in the arena floor, a real ball pit like at Chuck E. Cheese’s but bigger! AND- We have the most epic guest speakers ever: Darth Vader and Obi Wan themselves, Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregor!!! It’s about to begin, I’ll post when I can :D
Bit of a full body study of a concept of Bog’s father - we’re playing with the name Senegal at the moment.
Our current headcanon is that Bog’s father isn’t a goblin (or at least a goblin like seen in the movie) but is instead a member of a race of druids or tree dwellers? They vary in appearance much like goblins do, but have a lot of features from trees and insects (and generally have armor that camouflages them in their ‘home tree’ - for example Bog’s grandmother has an extremely pale exoskeleton because she’s based off of Aspen trees.) They also tend to wander about quite a bit, which sort of explains how Senegal gets to the Dark Forest and decides to hang for a bit.
Dwellers are gangly and thin like Bog, though generally have much longer limbs and stronger hands and feet for actually gripping the tree bark. They’re well known for their perfect camo, and honestly Senegal’s initial introduction to Griselda is when she notices him hanging from a tree just staring at the smol goblin whom everybody seems to be terrified of. He doesn’t mean to be hiding from her, as from his point of view he’s out in the open and very conspicuous, but from her perspective here’s this freaky twig man just watching her like some sort of bird of prey.