Aries: Strong, fierce aliens with skin in various shades of red. They live on a desert planet in large adobe castles with their extended family clan. Known to be very protective, these aliens often battle other clans who threaten the safety of their families and are skilled warriors. However, they are very generous and family oriented during times of peace
Taurus: Small, entrancing aliens with flowing green hair and camouflaged bodies to blend into their thickly forested planet. Animal life is abundant and diverse, with many strange species that these aliens have tamed and live alongside as equals. These aliens are gifted with the ability to communicate with all types of life on their planet, flora and fauna
Gemini: Clever, winged aliens with small bodies that adapt easily to the many climates of their planet. Instead of four seasons, these aliens are accustomed to twelve and live in treetops or on mountainsides. Visitors find this species of alien to be tricky but kind-spirited, often telling riddles and playing pranks on any other species of extraterrestrials passing through their planet
Cancer: Kind, quiet aliens who live in large communities scattered across their planet, which is covered in pink vines and blue clouds that rain a sweet smelling substance similar to water but does not make the surface of the planet wet almost constantly. Small and delicate in stature, these aliens are tougher than they look and often go on dangerous missions throughout the galaxy to deliver care packages to planets in need
Leo: Regal aliens with banded gold and pale pink skin and wide, bright green eyes. They live on a warm, sunny planet covered in white sand, palm trees, and cool, crystal-clear streams. Proud and sophisticated, these aliens live in jewel-studded palaces and welcome visitors to their planet. But be warned - enemies of these aliens face certain death at the jaws of vicious, huge feline creatures that roam the planet and only obey the command of native aliens
Virgo: These aliens have deep purplish skin and dark, shimmering hair. They live on a planet with a mild climate and a permanent state of nighttime, which has led them to become gifted astronomers. Not only do they map stars and constellations visible from their home planet, these aliens also send search parties to other planets to investigate and map every area they can possibly explore. They are also known for their great architectural feats. Quiet and private, these aliens only communicate telepathically
Libra: Elegant aliens with lavender skin and silver hair laced with pearls. Though small, their planet is covered in blue grass and beautiful, roofless marble structures so the sky, which remains clear and starry even in the daytime, is always visible. Known for making a pink beverage similar to wine, these aliens are accepting of most extraterrestrial visitors and very sociable
Scorpio: Reptilian aliens with iridescent red, dark blue, or black scales. They live mostly underwater on a planet that is entirely ocean except for chains of lava rock islands created by active volcanoes. Known to be very mysterious, these aliens rarely make contact with extraterrestrials from other planets and seem to communicate in a way that is impossible for any other alien species to decode
Sagittarius: Daring and adventurous, these aliens come in all shapes, colors, and sizes and rarely stay on one planet for long and instead prefer to venture in groups from one planet to another. They are usually welcomed by other alien species, but sometimes find that trouble has a way of following them wherever they go and end up banished. Because of their fearless nature, banishment does not stop these aliens from returning to some planets which gives them a reputation as outlaws
Capricorn: Tall, steely gray aliens with stunning dark eyes. They live on a completely frozen planet that is always covered in snow, but beneath the snowy surface they built a warm network of bright tunnels and grand rooms with high, decorated ceilings. Although private by nature, these aliens have close relationships with family and friends within their underground community. With their sharp intellect, they have formed one of the most technologically advanced alien societies in the universe
Aquarius: Pale blue or green aliens who wander tirelessly across their planet covered in tall orange grass and stormy lakes filled with strange aquatic creatures. Generally loners, they are never spotted in groups larger than three or four but are very devoted to their companions if they have any. These aliens are skilled magicians and most species of extraterrestrials are wary of venturing to their planet because of their strange powers
Pisces: Silver and sky blue aliens with sleek, shimmering bodies. They live on a planet that is entirely covered with a steaming liquid similar to water, but the steam condenses into a layer of purplish, cloud-like fluff that only this species of alien can live on. They speak in a musical tongue and are known to be extraordinary fortune tellers and clairvoyants
Lance had plenty bad ideas in his life. But this one really took the cake. They had gone for a trip to a every earth like planet save for the grass being orange and the sky a constant dull pink. While Pidge and Hunk spent most of the time shopping both hoping to find Earth like resources though what they considered necessities was different to the other. With Hunk looking at the food and Pidge an adaptor for her game console. Lance had started out aimlessly following the two, however after a while got bored and wandered off. That was when he found it. It was a small stall in the market being manned by a tall greenish alien. His sign was unreadable but Lance was able to guess that judging from the needle gun and the Alien lying on the bed in front of him that it was some kind of tattoo place. Lance was about to leave when he caught sight of the tattoo. For one thing it was moving, and looked like a gif more then anything. Lance found himself staring transfixed as the artist added the final touches to what looked like a wedding scene. “Ya gonna stare all day or are ya gonna buy somthing?” Lance jumped realising the artist was addressing him “sorry was just passing-” “Hey wait a second, ain’t ya the blue paladin?” Lance barley had time to nod before the artist grinned showing off a mouth of pointed teeth. “Well why didn’t ya say so! If ya want a goraf it’s on the house for a paladin of voltron.” Lance stared at him for a moment “erm… what’s a goraf?” The alien that was having the tattoo done stood up looking the image over with a smile “it’s a memory imprinted on the skin so you can never forgot. I’ve got all the most Important moments for me. And Deru here is the best In the universe.” Deru smirked “oh you. Now give me my money and then fuck off, I got a paladin to work on.” The other alien chuckled “ok honey I’ll see you at home later tonight.” Lance realised then that the alien in the image was actually the artist. “Yeah yeah whatever.” Deru made a shooing motion before practically pulling Lance into the chair. “So what ya say bluey boy. Wanna get a little ink?”
So that was how Lance found himself gritting his teeth as a strange alien tattooed his back with him having no idea what he was putting on there. Apparently it was some kind of special ink that would bring forth his most precious memory. Special ink or not it hurt like hell. Lance had actually gotten a tattoo before, a small one turning a little burn mark on his hip into a crescent moon. He had expected a tattoo to be incredibly painful, however was pleasantly surprised to find that it was more of an annoying scratching pain then anything that bad. Not exactly enjoyable but not unbearable. This experience was nothing like that. Lance wanted to scream. It felt like somone was running an iron across his back. However when he tried to jump up Deru had pulled him down telling him that now that he’s started he had to finish. So now nearly two hours later Lance felt light headed from the pain and was praying to whatever space god was listening that one of his team mates would come find him. Suddenly all at once that pain was gone. “And done. Take a look.” Deru held up a mirror and handed Lance the other. For a moment all Lance could do was stare as tears began to fall down his cheeks. There was a sight he never expected to see again. His whole family standing by the ocean smiling and waving at him. It looked so real that it made his heart ache. Like he could just get back home if he touched the sensitive skin. “…thank you… so much.” Lance mumbled in shock. “Glad ya liked it bluey.” Deru turned away cleaning the gun before he placed it down. “I served too. Of course I was older then you and had less to lose. War takes it toll on the mind. All the bad drives out the good after a while… this way the good stays with you even when your surrounded by the bad.” Deru smiled as he pulled off his jacket to show that every patch of skin was covered in the moving images. “Ya looked like ya needed some good to always have ya back.”
Lance smiled the whole way back to the others.
“Oh hey Lance, what did you get up to?” Hunk asked.
“I’ll show you later.” Lance winked as he patted Hunk on the arm and walked passed him onto the ship.
A small storm cloud passed by as the sun started to set creating the orange patch of cloud trails on the left. It was interesting watching it, as it seemed to stay in one spot, but had a trail of turbulent vapors moving the opposite direction the other clouds were moving, which kind of gave the illusion that it was moving with them. (upon further inspection I found it’s mostly stationary) I made this time stack by combining 269 photos into one image.