Someday I’ll have to make some kind of comprehensive visual timeline for Mallverse. Or at least a masterpost that orders all the comics and crap using in-universe chronology. Apparently now I’m establishing that Zidora happened before Rokushi? ‘Kay.
On the bright side, I finally answered a question that’s been bugging me: why did I say that Pence isn’t allowed to wear his headband in school, but Xion is constantly allowed to wear absurd hats? Answer: she isn’t. Fight The Man, Xion.
And to answer another question: No, this high school AU does not appear to actually involve any schoolwork whatsoever. Just sitting around the lunchtable–with no lunch–and gossiping.
Weirdly, this came about because xemni was muttering about how fandom keeps forgetting that Vanitas is basically a bara Sora. So uh. Mallverse Strife cousins suddenly! They’re in their mid-twenties and off living their own lives far away and only show up once a year, but it’s Xmas soon so tis the season XD Well actually Ventus technically attends Radiant Garden University (where he became bros4lyf with Aqua and Terra), but went abroad one semester and kinda forgot to come back, and now he’s a hostel-hopping shoeless hippie sporadically attending classes in various countries and going for a record in years spent earning a four-year degree. He sends the twins a lot of silly postcards from bizarre locations. Also he might have a rat-tail, though it’s probably a phase. Vanitas’ hobbies include being a huge dick, perpetuating stereotypes about smokers, and bringing a flask to social events for shock value.
PS, “Suze” is Suzanne Strife, mother of Cloud and the twins and aunt of Ven and Van (… who might also be twins. Actually probably yeah, I mean that does run in families doesn’t it.) Name shamelessly borrowed from awayandlaughing.
I used to say Roxas’ glasses were fake because lol hipsters, but it probably makes more sense if they’re real. But I maintain that he started wearing them for the thick fashion frames long before his prescription was bad enough to really require them.
In which Mallverse Zidane and Sora casually date, and rate their classmates’ butts. Reminder that in this AU Zidane’s tail is fake, because he’s just that weird kid who’s a little too into anime. Bonus scribble:
There was an attempt. I realize that since this is a high school AU, I’m using models much closer to Lea and Isa than Axel and Saix, but for my own comfort I’m still calling them Axel and Saix. jftr
I clearly did not give a damn here, but eventually I think I wanna stick Saix in some kind of preppy/hipster hybrid clothes. Not so professional that it looks totally out of place in a high school, but slicker than your average Starbucks worker. Not that he works at Starbucks, poor thing. McMoogles… still dying. :’D
My week of stupid hands continues. Have some shoddy scrawls of the TT gang dorking around, because it can’t always be relationship and family drama, y'know?
Hayner is the victim of my vain attempt to bring some goddamn eyebrows into this AU. I’ll probably redesign him though; I’m not feelin’ this version. He needs to be like… a puckish little shit who’s up to something. XD
Just a couple teeny Mallverse doodles that never made it into various sketchdumps. The first one is super old, from when I was first trying to figure out what cliques everyone should represent. Xion was a lot more hipstery. She still is now on occasion, but she tends to look more like the middle. As for the one on the right… sometimes i manage to nip my own stupid ideas in the bud. Also I swear Olette gets taller every time I draw her. And that one’s Riku, for the record. As there is apparently confusion sometimes XD
And then a bunch of hasty Kairis cuz I’m still awake. She has the dubious honor of being the only character with a role in all 7 of my stupid AUs (so far). …jfc I have seven stupid AUs how did this happen.