lizardite

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Well idk what else to add to her so here’s my finished gemsona, Lizardite! She’s fast and strong and can temporarily mind-control reptiles! Basically I discovered that a mineral called Lizardite was a thing, thought of a lizard-based gem, and ran with it.

She’s an experimental gem made in a kindergarten, imbued with aspects of earth’s local wildlife, mostly reptiles. As a result, she has a sort of a loner personality and prefers the company of animals over others, but doesn’t mind socializing per se, she just tires of it after a while. She also tends to be somewhat blunt and cynical/distrustful.

Her weapons are claw fist weapons, and she likes using hit-and-run tactics, hitting hard and fast and getting away quickly. She’s a hunter by nature and likes being fast and efficient. She’s also somewhat light and frail and prefers not being hit at all.

The patch of hair around her gem cannot grow out no matter what form she takes.

And about the mind-control thing, she can befriend reptiles easily but in a tough spot she can use her gem powers to directly influence reptilian minds and have them do her bidding - but it takes a lot of energy and concentration to do so for longer periods of time and for large numbers of reptiles. She can drain herself easily.

Her only close friend is another gem named Ivory, another experimental gem from the same kindergarten. They were both deemed failures and were to be scrapped, so they escaped into the wilderness and have traveled together ever since.

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cthHeyyo!! I made a group of gemsonas in a team with overly complicated backstories because I really love backstory!! Hooray! Anywhoo, these are three of my Gemsonas on my odd, crystalized mineral team. There are/will be more gemsonas, some on this team and maybe another team, I dunno. Anyway, here are Löllingite, Lizardite, and Bazzite (in order)! I’m planning on trying to redraw them later digitally, even if I’m not the best, but still, yeah.

Backstories go wild up in here now dawg

Löllingite is a completely monotone miss with no feelings unless she’s in the most dire, heartbreaking situation ever, which has not happened yet and might not ever happen. (Well, maybe not. Hehehehehh)  She’s a homeworld gem that was sent to check on the kindergarten and was pretty much forgotten by her leader.  So pretty much, she got stuck on earth and made no efforts to get back because she simply didn’t care enough.

Lizardite is a laidback, sassy missy with a love for music and burritos. And that’s pretty much the reason she’s an earth gem who was sent to earth as a type of punishment for not working on the homeworld. They meant for it to be a punishment, sure, but she found too much cool stuff to find it bad and ended up just living in a cave with a guitar and some squirrels or the occasional bear as her roommate. She ended up going and exploring the kindergarten one day to  see if they had some cool stuff, but she ended up just giving up some time along and playing guitar on a rock nearby. She’s a bit of a geek on the down-low, though.

Bazzite is a wonderfully fun and adorable bab who was born in the kindergarten and loves to sew. And with the wonder of seven gigantic needles as weapons,  she can make some big stuff. She had made her overly large sweater when she was just a young child from the kindergarten, which was when she met Löllingite, to be exact! Löllingite stumbled upon her once she figured out she was dumped down on earth. They stumbled upon Lizardite later when they heard her singing and guitar playing. Bazzite was very young at that time, but Lizardite and Löllingite were mature (debatable) gems at that point.

Löllingite is around 4'5 in height, Lizardite is 5'7, and Bazzite is 6'0 when fully grown. Even when she was little, Bazzite was just barely shorter than Lizardite. Lizardite’s weapon is rock-covered brass knuckles with a lizard tail, Löllingite’s is a pickaxe, and Bazzite’s weapons are giant needles. Löllingite’s gem is on her left foot, Bazzite’s is on her upper right forehead under her hair flap (the needle sticks out, though it looks smaller,) and Lizardite’s got one smack-dab on her left eye, surrounded by a white area under her bangs.

I hope you like them! Feel free to tell me opinions/ask if you can draw them/think of cool fusion ideas with your gemsonas! I would love any kind of collaboration or fusion making! It would really mean the world to me. I’ll be coming out with more of my gemsonas soon, too, with a ton more backstory, of course. I already have the 2-gem fusions planned out, and they should be ready soon!

Also, I want to show nyorossiya/cthulhudraw these because she’s one of my favorite artists and I absolutely love her blogs, and she seems to really like seeing gemsonas! And also, there might be a part of me who’d really, absolutely love doing a collab with her. Okay it might be all of me who wants that, but I just love her art a bunch!

LIZARDITE

Colour: green, yellow or brown
Found in: worldwide locations, particularly from Austria, India, South Africa and the UK.

A greenish-white variety of serpentine from Lizard Peninsula, England. It is a naturally altered state of chrysotile. Also called lizard stone and is a form of Serpentine, Lizardite is said to calm anxiety and fears, even the most primitive ones. It brings the fears to the surface so that they can be dealt with by therapy.

REFERENCES & BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Mellini, M. (1982) The crystal structure of lizardite 1T: hydrogen bonds and polytypism. American Mineralogist: 67: 587-598.

Mellini, M. and Zanazzi, P.F. (1987) The crystal structure of lizardite-1T and lizardite 2H1 from Coli, Italy. American Mineralogist: 72: 943-948.

Mellini, M. and Viti, C. (1994) Crystal structure of lizardite-1T from Elba, Italy. American Mineralogist: 79: 1194-1198.

Photograph: taken from Mindat, copyright © Chinellato Matteo - Chinellatophoto.com

More photographs can be found here:http://www.mindat.org/gallery.php?min=2425

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Mineral Formulae Memorization!

Serpentine - Mg3Si2O5(OH)4

In mineralogy, serpentine may refer to any of 20 varieties belonging to the serpentine group. Owing to admixture, these varieties are not always easy to individualize, and distinctions are not usually made. There are three important mineral polymorphs of serpentine: antigorite, chrysotile and lizardite (pictured above).

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These are my gemsonas! (My finished ones, at least!)

These are Löllingite, Lizardite, and Bazzite in order!

Löllingite is a completely monotone miss with no feelings unless she’s in the most dire, heartbreaking situation ever, which has not happened yet and might not ever happen. (Well, maybe not. Hehehehehh)  She’s a homeworld gem that was sent to check on the kindergarten and was pretty much forgotten by her leader.  So pretty much, she got stuck on earth and made no efforts to get back because she simply didn’t care enough. 

Lizardite is a laidback, sassy missy with a love for music and burritos. And that’s pretty much the reason she’s an earth gem who was sent to earth as a type of punishment for not working on the homeworld. They meant for it to be a punishment, sure, but she found too much cool stuff to find it bad and ended up just living in a cave with a guitar and some squirrels or the occasional bear as her roommate.. She ended up going and exploring the kindergarten one day to  see if they had some cool stuff, but she ended up just giving up some time along and playing guitar on a rock nearby.

Bazzite is a wonderfully fun and adorable bab who was born in the kindergarten and loves to sew. And with the wonder of seven gigantic needles as weapons,  she can make some big stuff. She had made her overly large sweater when she was just a young child from the kindergarten, which was when she met Löllingite, to be exact! Löllingite stumbled upon her once she figured out she was dumped down on earth. They stumbled upon Lizardite later when they heard her singing and guitar playing. Bazzite was very young at that time, but Lizardite and Löllingite were mature (debatable) gems at that point.

Löllingite is around 4'5 in height, Lizardite is 5'7, and Bazzite is 6'0 when fully grown. Even when she was little, Bazzite was just barely shorter than Lizardite.

I hope you like them!