You've probably answered this before, but I was wondering what your thoughts were about mixed species crew-members in your redesigns? I was especially curious about B’Elanna and Naomi. Does the alien genetic material overpower the human DNA so the offspring look predominantly alien, or are there variations? If so, does that change how you plan to draw other mix species children; such as Tom and B’Elanna's daughter Miral?
Yes, I have, many many times haha. It’s on my FAQ!
Here’s the copied and pasted answer:
Q: How do hybrids/cross-species people work in your redesigns?
A: They don’t. I’ve wrote a longer answer to this previously which you can find here and explains stuff slightly better, but the short answer is I really feel that despite whatever intentions the show had at any given time, the overall portrayal of mixed-species people was a poor and even offensive one. Instead, my redesigns focus on ethnicity within species, and mixed cultural heritage within characters.
There are no mixed-species children. Within this redesign AU, the thing that is “mixed” is cultural heritage. B’Elanna is Klingon (though a different ethnicity to Worf), but with a partially human upbringing (like Worf). Naomi is Ktarian, who as she grows up will end up with a very mixed culture upbringing (she may mostly identify it as human since her mother is human).
Miral I am mostly ignoring, sorry. At least for now. I’ve never ever felt 100% comfortable with Tom and B’Elanna’s relationship. Even though I like it more if B’Elanna is a giant space crab, I’m still not sure I want either of them to have kids. Not to mention that there was a huge amount of build up to Miral, and then the show just ends. Meaning I don’t really have any emotional conclusion/investment in Miral. So Miral isn’t here for now.