“What is that?”

Animation practice of kids Crow and Oz, in which Oz continues to be giving Crow a hard time and Crow’s just trying to mind his own business

“Do you need help?”

“No!” Crow’s short reply was muffled by the rag in his beak. Oz watched passively from the kitchen table as Crow shuffled and squawked indignantly, trying to work his beak into position to hold the rag tied around the pantry doorhandle. Oz had tied them over everything to make it easier for the bird to access anything hidden in cupboards, short of pulling the doors off of everything.

“Are you suuuuure?” Oz plied. Crow didn’t answer. Having finally managed to painstakingly grasp the rag and hop into a position comfortable enough to pull, he spread his wings wide, using them to propel himself backwards in hopes of opening the door. The knot on the rag slide easily undone, and the bird tumbled gracelessly off the counter and onto the tiled floor.

Oz peered down at him from over the edge of the table.
“Because I can help, if you want.”

In modern Pike world

Oz and Crow would have snazzy phones. They’d talk all the time. Then whenever they’d try to leave, they’d do the whole “you hang up, no you hang up” routine and it would be adorable and stuff

but then Crow would get progressively more and more agitated until he’s legitimately pissed and then he would find his way over there and force Oz to hang up

niolachein  asked:

1, 5, 16, 23!

1. who’s your favorite oc?

is it obvious that it’s Oz? because it’s Oz. 

I don’t know entirely why? I remembered why after typing that sentence haha nevermind. It has nothing to do with the picture I ended up drawing there haha but it has to do with Hold Fast and I dunno how much I want to say about the specifics no matter how obvious it possibly is because I still want to do that comic so much :C 

Basically though, Oz has gotten so much development over the years and has come so far as a character. I don’t think people like them too much, or at least not as much as I do to the point where I’m like drawing them all the time, but I just really like working with them aaaa..

 5. are any of your ocs based off of a show/book you like? if so, who?

So I think the project that was most strongly influenced by something was Pawn, which back in the day was around when Kuroshitsuji was a big deal and me being exposed to it was like the gateway drug into realizing I was in love with Victorian fashion? so much. So the aesthetic and concepts of the show was way up my alley, but I never ended up getting into the actual show that much? It might’ve been the pacing but I dunno. maybe that’s something I should give an honest shot one day

ANYWAY anything I DID absorb was most of what paved the way for Pawn’s aesthetics. I’m pretty sure they wound up having substantially different plots because of how much I failed to watch the actual show? Pawn is about……. The Economy????????????

Every time I look back on it, Pawn’s story is so weird. And as someone who doesn’t understand politics and money, it’s probably a story I shouldn’t have tried. My ignorance probably shows hahaha.

BUT ANYWAY… Pawn ended up being one of my favorite projects even to this day and I love the cast that came out of it. I really miss working with them ;-; I’m not as good at drawing it as I used to be (I used to go fuckall wild on the clothes hahaha) but yeah I hope people don’t mind that it crops up in my art every now and again. It was a really important time for me.

16. who is your oldest oc (age-wise)?

I wanna say Madame? because she is an old person? I sadly don’t have that many old people ocs whoops. Mostly because I’ve never been good at drawing old people. oops. I don’t even think I have those characters who are like ~CENTURIES OLD AND HOT~ huh. Anyway, she’s somewhere in the late 70s to early 90s range?????

23. which oc do you think has affected you the most as youve grown with them?

Oz or Pike I think, because periods of me-not-working-or-plotting-with-them tend to be short-lasting, so I honestly feel like they’ve grown up with me over the years. I think at the moment I still like doing stuff with Oz more, but so far Pike’s affected me more in the more literal sense. Like through doing comics and storybuilding with her I got to cross paths with a lot of people and she helped me make some of my longest lasting internet friendships ;-;

About OzClyde

Oz and Clyde are like business partners. Clyde comes to Oz, tells them to build stuff, Oz gets stuff done, and then Clyde takes it away and gives Oz heaps of cash which fund both his next order and Oz’s miscellaneous research.

In complete honestly, they don’t actually like each other that much and make each other uncomfortable. Which is part of why Clyde seldom stays with Oz and tries to get out of there as fast as he can. When they have to be together though they overplay chivalry and it’s like a secret game to see who can be the nicest for the longest until the other snaps. Neither of them have snapped yet. They’re still going at it.

Basically I ship it like ♠