so i dont think ive ever properly introduced iris agate :^)
she was the one who mmm, so generously offered to take jasper for retraining after the earth colony failed. despite being a white court agate, she was recruited to assist with jaspers training in particular because it was such a unique situation. as jasper mentioned in swiau, iris likes to take her to elite events and show off just how great shes doing after iris, helped her. :v)
she has poop bun hair and everyone thinks its pretty hilarious but they also know not to make fun of it because if u will not have a good time if she finds out
on the topic of character-making. i always forget about addressing projecting yourself onto characters you make. perhaps because it can be an embarrassing thing to admit? but i think everyone who makes characters has done it at some point. there’s something very liberating about it
a very straightforward example for me with this is dottie and stripes. as far as my characters go, they are not that deep and are just fan-character stand-ins for me; i originally made them as representations of my splatoon experience pfft
dottie came first obviously; when i initially started playing splatoon i was bad and had never played a shooter before, so i got salty very fast and would make comics abt it with her so she got her personality that way. she was a RLLY bitter character. but on the other hand, i still really enjoyed the game most of the time?? there was a purity to the fun half of splatoon in how it’s so different from other shooters. which… u guessed it, became the basis of stripes, haha.
SOMETIMES IT’S THAT SIMPLE… dottie is less extreme now bc i dont really get mad at splatoon anymore (also dang looking back at my old drawings i rlly made her a bich which was upsetting) plus i feel like its always better to be a Stripes… honestly he’s the only positive char ive ever made and i feel like he’s improved my health HA
I DONT RECALL WHERE I WAS GOING WITH THIS POST JFKLGDK but yanno. projecting is valid flkjglkf