Idk what prompted this train of thought but just imagine if a dog somehow ended up on the Normandy.
Like the crew ends up investigating some colony that was attacked and suddenly this dog just starts kind of following them around and they can’t get it to go away and Shepard makes the mistake of mentioning it to Joker over the comms and Joker is just like “Commander please you can’t just leave it… all alone.. no one to care for it..” bc he knows they’ll give in and Shepard just sighs, looks at the dog, and says “Welcome aboard.”
And of course within no time everyone is extremely fond of the dog. Like at first some of the aliens on the crew like Thane or Tali were really confused and like “Shepard??? Why is it licking me???” But then three days later someone sees Tali slipping it scraps of food while she’s on the crew deck
Liara’s reaction is pretty much like “Is that a dog?? I’ve never had the privilege to live with one before. I have heard humans hold them in high regard.” And Shepard kind of finds that hilarious
And honestly it only takes like two weeks before the dog is somehow named Shepard’s second-in-command. Someone gets it a vest that has “Normandy” written across it. Once Shepard found Jack and Ashley arguing about who the dog was going to sleep with so now they have a schedule for who the dog is sleeping with on what night. EDI teaches it commands she can give it over the intercom.
And, of course, whenever someone on the crew has a nightmare or is having a bad night or something, the dog is a pretty trustworthy crewmate to go to for comfort.
Quick designs I did for the first 3 evolutions of Eevee for a bronycon print! This was done to generally get the basic feel I want for each evolution to make them unique and different. I based their body types on mostly dogs, although I’ll be combining some of the evolutions’ body types with other animals. For now, this is what I have:
Eevee- a mix between a pomeranian and a fox
Flareon- Chow Chow. Flareon is the closest to Eevee in terms of design
Jolteon- Whippet and German Shepard dog
Vaporeon- a bit of a whippet as well in the face, but mostly based on otters
Umbreon- based on the African Wild Dog
Espeon- the only one aside from Glaceon that’s based on a cat. In Espeon’s case it’s loosely based on the Sphinx cat, but with a smooth pelt
I hope you like them so far! Be ready for the rest of the designs and perhaps a sneak peek at the print in question. x3