I have a burning question to ask, after listening to this gorgeous fan cover, and seeing that The Lorax memes appear to be resurrecting themselves from the grave:

Why were people shipping the Onceler together with himself!? I get if someone finds his character design attractive and all, but why having him fuck himself? I don’t recall the Onceler ever splitting himself into two separate entities in the original story, the old animated short, or the animated film. Was there just some big in-joke I missed from that infamous fandom that was once massive on this very site?(Anyone who has been around on here long enough knows exactly what I’m talking about…)

I saw Seussical the Musical with @miaoumint last month and so many things about the Cat in the Hat character reminded me of the Once-ler, from the coattails to the body language. Soooo naturally I felt inspired to draw him in the Cat’s outfit. :P

The signs as Dr Seuss quotes

Aries: “If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.” 

Taurus: “I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”

Gemini: “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”

Cancer: “To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.”

Leo: “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”

Virgo: “It is fun to have fun but you have to know how.”

Libra: “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” 

Scorpio: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

Sagittarius: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”

Capricorn: “I’m afraid that sometimes you’ll play lonely games too. Games you can’t win ‘cause you’ll play against you.”

Aquarius: “Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.” 

Pisces: “Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.”

All: “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”


Inspired by a post from @nutastic and @karlcat, I wanted to go all out and draw the brothers in the Once-ler’s suit with their own touches! This was really fun and I’m sure a few folks know that I was once in the Once-ler fandom at one point lmao

I had a hard time making Choro not look like a clone of the Once-ler haha.