I too, have hopped onto the Humans are Space Orcs/ Humans are Weird/ Humans are from Space Australia and all Aliens Are Horrified train. So here’s my contribution
So I’ve seen a few posts on Human Music, but what about that one song, you know, that one song that is so profound that your soul can’t help but sing.
Like it comes on the radio while your driving with your alien buddy and you justturn that dial to 11? And you sing your heart out? And they’re just like??? Wat??? Why are you singing so loud??? Its just a song????
ITS NOT JUST A SONG ZORRI DONT EVER TELL ME IT S JUST A S O N G !!! wE’LL GROW OLD/ AND WE’LL NEVER BE ALONE/ AND NO MATTER WHERE WE ROAM/ WE’LL BE GLORIOUS*!~
OR you’re at your home on Earth/in you’re quarters and are just cleaning. And that song comes on and you just drop everything??? And start dancing? Like, who gives a flying fuck??? Because you just have to move and sing?? Because something gives you so much joy when you hear it your body literally can’t contain it???
To the rest of the universe we’re seen as these impossible creatures that are capable of so much. We’re from a fucking Death World for fucks sake. We have hundreds of weird costumes, we can lie with a straight face and we bare our teeth when we laugh, our pack-bond go everywhere. And we may not look it but we feel deeply. Anger, sorrow, joy. All of it.
So what if, what if this is another thing that aliens weren’t expecting and instead of being weird-ed out by it, they just,, ‘smile’
This originally-originally stemmed from a discussion about a Western AU in the OPM Discord group. Not long after that, me and @callmekairi / @kairidoodles met up to draw together in a café, and we started talking about that AU again and uh, long story short, we spent perhaps three hours making up this cowboy crack AU?!
Attached are most of our.. er, shall we call them concept sketches?!
Meet the Lone Baldy, a bounty hunter for fun. He has unrivalled strength and is great with a lasso, but can’t aim his gun worth anything. He wears a classic cowboy outfit with a nice big hat. The hat is very important and never comes off (he’s totally not hiding his bald head under it).
One night, he runs into the Demon Kid, a young man on a quest to avenge his family. Demon Kid wears a long trench coat and gloves until when things turn Serious and he takes the coat off that you realize he’s actually a cyborg. Instead of incincerators, in this AU he fires bullets (and yes, he needs to recharge his arms).
Demon Kid rides a beautiful palomino stallion. The Lone Baldy rides a small nondescript mule which has the same expression as him for some reason. The mule is small and strong and can cover any terrain. Proper reins and saddles are expensive, the Lone Baldy just uses a blanket.
Together they… idk. Hang out? Do bounty hunting?! Sky’s the limit lol.
The blue sketches are Kairi’s. First we have the classic standard Lone Baldy and then a sketch of him being Serious.
The orange ones are mine. You’ve got Demon Kid, their respective horsies and then Lone Baldy riding into the sunset on his noble steed.