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Vox Machina

Gather round, my children, you shall hear
The tale I have to tell, a monstrous one
Filled from end to end with hope and fear
No small amount of pain, but mostly fun

My tale begins with two and swells to eight
Two siblings scorned and cruelly cast aside
The princess burdened early by her fate
The man with machinations in his mind

The howling scream behind the cobbler’s eyes
The scholar burning bright then burning low
The healer’s prayers ascending to the skies
The madman’s thrill at putting on a show

Only seven stood at End-Of-Time
In darkest hours, still their lanterns shine

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One request, one redraw, and a buncha doodles

Pc was sent for repairs for 2-3 weeks so goodbye WIPs, Custom brushes and animation programs… I will miss you… Good news is that I can still draw!

I hope every time Scanlan Shorthalt uses his mansion to keep him and his daughter warm at night, he sees that god awful family portrait Pike commissioned from Garmelie hanging above his mantle, and remembers just who he left behind

Welcome to Undertale Secret Santa 2017!

Hello everyone! 

It’s another year of celebrating this marvelous and beloved game, Undertale. And what better way to do it than another year of this gift exchange?

Sign-ups are officially open and I would like to remind everyone to check out the rules and FAQ before completing the sign-up form.

The schedule is as described below.

SIGN-UP STARTS ON NOVEMBER 16TH, 2017

SIGN-UP ENDS ON DECEMBER 1ST, 2017 (11:59 pm CST)

SUBMISSIONS DUE JANUARY 15TH, 2018 (11:59 pm CST)


Assignments will be given out hopefully within a week after sign-ups ends, but the schedule will be adjusted accordingly if need be. If you have questions or concerns that the FAQ does not cover, please feel free to send in an ask and I will answer them publicly.

Please help spread the word about the event and let’s make this year a fantastic one!

–Mod Vox

i love when vox machina bring kash with them to anything because he’s like the designated driver of the group except everyone’s sober and just That Bad and he’s very tired and just got off a 10 hour shift from work

Who wants to talk about polymachina soulmate marks? I’m a sucker for fics with soulmate marks, especially ones where people get more than one, and like there’s so many ways to spin in like, does the symbol represent the person? Is it their name? Is it the first thing they say to them? 

All the options are great, okay. I’ve seen the first two a bunch and I love them, but let me submit for consideration:

  • Vax with a big ‘NO’ on his back, just over his heart (it shouldn’t surprise anyone that it’s one of the first things to come out of his sister’s mouth)
  • Vex with ‘Mine’ written in the same spot in the same deep navy blue color (no one’s surprised, twins are often platonic soulmates, and it’s clear Vex and Vax are two halves of a whole)
  • But they have other words too
  • There’s a rich purple ‘well hello to you too’ running down Vax’s side (and somehow when Gilmore says it, it sounds exactly the way he always thought it would)
  • What makes less sense is the great gray handprint on his lower back and the magenta music notes curling around his arm
  • (It makes sense when Grog introduces himself with a smack to the chest that knocks Vax off his feet and Scanlan does so with a wordless melody)
  • The ‘oh, um, hi’ on the inside of his his left arm makes perfect sense when he meets Keyleth (what’s weird is the matching words they both share on the inside of the right that they don’t recognize until they meet Kashaw)
  • Vex and Vax share the same golden word running down their spine and Pike has their greetings wrapped around her wrists
  • Grog’s not sure what to make of his until he meets Pike. Goliath’s typically have imprints of hands, not words (she first reads out her own words that stretch across Grog’s shoulders almost like wings)
  • She laughs gently as she reads out ‘well aren’t you a big fella’ and ‘please don’t step on me’ 
  • He tries to sound out her words when Pike lets him see them. He does alright with the big ‘I’m so sorry’ on her shoulder (the ‘hello gorgeous’ on her right leg gives him a bit more trouble)
  • Sometimes he wishes his were words too, but that fades when he finds just where his hand fits (on Vax’s back, Vex’s waist, Keyleth’s shoulder, Percy’s leg, Scanlan’s ass) 
  • Pike’s always liked the big gray hand that covers one of her own, it’s her favorite (the neat scrawl in celestial on the side of her neck is a close second)
  • It’s a shock to Percy that he seems to be covered in words, a ‘hey there handsome’ across his lower back and a matching ‘are you alright, darling’ over his chest, and a long rambling string of words in red that covers most of his back 
  • He’s never sure just when the words on his back turned gray, but he notices when the matching red on Keyleth’s arm fades just the same
  • Keyleth loves her words, they’re a rainbow on her skin (the deep gray handprint and dark brown words on her right arm give her pause, but she comes to love them just the same)
  • Her fingers like to trace the golden greeting on her clavicle and the ‘you poor dear’ on the back of her hand in vibrant teal
  • She used to love the bright, almost glittering ramble that ran down her arms (it feels like a part of her rips away when the letters fade and grow dull)
  • But it hurts less after a while, the words become a sad memory, but at least she always has a piece of him on her skin. If she closes her eyes, she can almost hear the wind whisper the words to her

I just really like these kinds of aus, might do more like this later. But I would also love to see what other people prefer in terms of what the marks are. I’ve seen a bunch of fics with this au and they’ve all been amazing, and I think there’s always room for more!

Imagine everyone making their way through the shadowfell with Vex and Vax taking point as usual. The two of them go ahead, turning a corner and are gone from sight for a few minutes, but nobody’s worried. Grog and Keyleth are playing Boulder Paper Shears, Percy is idly adjusting his guns, Pike is looking around at the gray landscape, and Scanlan is humming so soft you wouldn’t hear it unless you were right next to him. A few minutes later, Vax appears around the corner and is walking back in the somewhat disconcerting silent manner they’ve all grown used to. Everyone turns waiting to hear what he’s seen.

As he’s walking back, a small smile comes to his face. He opens his mouth, a joke about to escape him when he feels something beat against his chest. He sees his family’s faces all turn to panic as their necklaces emit a faint red glow and all of them, save Scanlan, sprint towards the corner where Vex disappeared.

Vax’s wings are out and his boots make him a bullet. He leads the charge, desperately trying to figure what had happened in the moments he hadn’t seen her. As they near the corner Vex comes racing around, sitting atop the broom with her bow ready to fire. Both twins eyes go wide and they frantically stop their mad dash and manage to avoid colliding. Vex sees everyone else safe and standing and her muscles relax, relief spreading throughout her body briefly before despair settles in.

She falls onto the ground, her knees drawn up and her arms wrapped around them. Her voice comes out soft and broken, “Tary.”