Requested by Anon: “Hello! What about number 13 with Thorin or Fili ? :).”
Number 13 = “Looks like we’re gonna be stuck here for a while.”
Thank you very much for the request, anon and I’m sorry that it took me a few days to write it! But I had to change a lot to improve it and I still don’t like it very much… I bet y’all would have prefered if I had done something like them being locked up in a room by Kili or something, but I wanted to try something new, and well… let’s just hope you’ll enjoy it :)
I chose Thorin, because I did Fili not long ago, I hope that’s okay xx .
Word count: 3216
Warnings: Fluff and let’s just pretend that you and Thorin never feel the urge to go to the toilet and you aren’t that hungry while being locked in there
This was my first attempt ever to make fanart. I started last summer, when I finally watched all Merlin episodes and I was overwhelmed with the feels for more than a week and make the most ridiculous ambitious plan of making whole series of fanart to cope with all those terrible feels (that finale!!). And here we are, only finshed this now, almost a year later. Well, better late than never!
(It’s supposed to be Kilgarrah and Excalibur in the Crystal cave)
And I really should learn to take pictures in proper quality
Toki seems like the type of minecraft kid you'd hate
Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot of nice minecraft kids out there, but Toki would probably be the one to treat everyone like shit.
He would start his own server with the whole band. Pickles and Skwisgaar would make some pretty decent houses, Nathan would make some shitty houses and then random beautiful ones, and murderface would live in a cave. Toki would make the worst houses and then go destroy Pickles and Skwisgaars houses while calling the houses shit at the same time. He’d say they’re noobs. Lord forbid he gets OP. Everyone would be in survival. They would finally get diamond armor and a diamond pick/sword. Go to the caves. Then Toki would just teleport them in to the lava. You’d hear Pickles, Nathan, and Murderface screaming on the skype call. Skwisgaar would be the one who was talking and just goes silent. There would be complete silence, then hearing pickles barging in to Tokis room and strangling him.
Toki is a fucking prick.
Not being allowed gaming consoles when I was a kid, Cave Story was one of my first experiences with pixel art and sprites, so here’s my homage to it. Risk of Rain’s Engineer (my favourite class) in Cave Story+ Style.
Mabon (Also Mapon, Maponus)- A Celtic sun God of prophesy, he is associated with light and the wild chase or ritual hunt. As the son of Modron, he is the great son (sun) of the Great Mother. He is taken from her when he is three days old. Called “The Son of Light” or “The Divine Son”, he represents youthfulness, sex, love, and magick, and enjoys playing tricks. Associated with Myrddin and later Christ, his symbols are the boar, mineral springs, and the lyre.
Macha- A powerful Irish threefold sun Goddess of war, fertility, and ritual games, she was wife of Nemed and consort of Nuada; called the “Sun Woman.” Ancestress of the Red Branch, Macha is a Queen of Ireland, daughter of Ernmas, and granddaughter of Net. Her body is that of an athlete, and her symbols are the horse, raven, and crow.
Mebd (Also Maeve, Mab)- A Goddess of sovereignty, she is the good queen call The Warrior Queen. She is the Faery Queen and Queen of Connaught. She runs faster than a horse, while carrying animals and birds on her arms and shoulders. She also carries a spear and shield.
Mei (Also Mai, Meia)- An Earth and sun Goddess, similar to Rosemerta, she is the mother of Gwalchmei.
Modrona (Also Modron, Madrona, Matrona)- A Goddess associated with Coventina, Morgana, Vivian, and Dechtire, she is an aspect of the All Mother. The Great Goddess and Mother of Mabon or “Light”.
Morgana- A Goddess of war, fertility, and magick, she is the Death Mother and Queen of Death. Born of the sea, she is the daughter of Llyr and Anuand, a powerful shapeshifter. She is beautiful and sensuous. Her symbols are trees along shorelines, especially cypress trees, seashells, ravens and crows.
Morrigan (Also Morrigana)- She is called the Great Queen, Sea Queen, and the Great Sea Mother. As a powerful Goddess of wisdom and the sea, she is associated with the queen’s rod of command, sand dollars, ocean vegetation, manta rays and whales.
Morrigu- A Goddess of death, life, music, and magick, she is called the Dark Gray Lady. She protects sailors and the shores of Erin and plays a harp made of silver, shell and pearl.
Myrddin- A sun and Earth God, Fire of Earth, he is a God of the woodlands, nature, and mirth. A Sky-God associated with stones, caves, crystals, and magick, as well as herbs, natural mineral deposits, and pure water springs, his symbols are the wild rose and sweet water springs. He plays a flute whose sound makes you want to dance.
Nantosuelta- A Goddess of abundance associated with Sucellos; she is a river Goddess. She holds a dove house on a pole in one hand, and carried a bakers paddle.
Nemetona- A warrior Goddess of the oak grove, she is the great protectress of the sacred nematon. Also a patron of thermal springs, her symbols are oak groves, a ram, and a spear made of ash with a tip of silver.
Nimue (Also Niniane, Niviene, Nymenche)- An Earth and Water Goddess and a young aspect of the Bright All Mother, she is a Goddess of lakes also known as the Lady of the Lake, maker and keeper of Excalibur, King Arthur’s sword. She is consort, student, and teacher to Myrddin. She created the river, Ninian, that originates in the Cotes-d’ Armor in Brittany. Her symbols are a white-silver sword, underwater caves, swans, swallows, and quartz and crystalline formations.
Nodens- A God of sleep, dreams, and dream magick, he is a God of the Otherworld.
Nwyvre- A God of the ether, stars, and space, he is also a God of celestial sciences, astronomy, and astrology. Consort to Arianrhod, his symbol is the nine-pointed star.
(Source: Exploring Celtic Druidism by Sirona Knight)
AFTER MURDERING GRENDEL OVER A NOISE COMPLAINT, BEOWULF ISN’T HAPPY YET. HE WANTS TO KILL MORE INNOCENT MONSTERS. HE NAILS GRENDEL’S ARM TO THE WALL, AND THEN SETS OFF TO FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO MURDER. BEOWULF, LIKE ALL HEROES, IS A FUCKING DICK.
AFTER GRENDEL’S MUM SHOWS UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT TO AVENGE HER SON’S BRUTAL MURDER, BEOWULF FOLLOWS HER HOME. NOT ONLY IS HE A DICK, HE’S ONE CREEPY MOTHERFUCKER. GRENDEL’S MUM LIVES IN A CAVE AT THE BOTTOM OF A LAKE. BEOWULF, WEARING FULL ARMOUR AND CARRYING A SWORD, DIVES INTO THE LAKE TO KILL HER. SHE’S JUST A HARMLESS OLD LADY. WITH FANGS AND MUSCLES LIKE A BODYBUILDER AND GILLS AND A TENDENCY TO EAT PEOPLE.
TURNS OUT GRENDEL’S MUM IS IMMUNE TO SWORDS. BEOWULF THROWS AWAY HIS SWORD AND WRESTLES A LITTLE OLD LADY. THEN HE FINDS A MAGIC SWORD IN HER CAVE AND CUTS OFF HER HEAD. BEOWULF JUST REALLY LIKES KILLING THINGS, OK?
Thorin: Good thing we randomly found these swords in a cave, since I apparently don’t have one already. Not sure why I didn’t bring one to kill that dragon but whatever. Good thing I have this harp though.
Welcome to Jumbo Village, and good luck chasing down the Chief.
Jumbo Village was the offline village in Monster Hunter 2, and is possibly my favorite location in MH. It was a tiny, dilapidated coastal town just west of the Telos Jungle before the events of MH2, in which the player character helps to build up the village into a proper trade port and defends it from Kushala Daora. Besides trading in monster parts, Jumbo Village is also known for it’s delicious food. (Many Japanese Monster Hunter comics have been made about Jumbo Village hunters becoming too fat to hunt. XD)
MH2 was the first, and only, MH game to include the concept of seasons, (as well as the first MH game to include a daylight cycle) with certain quests only being available at certain times of the year. Jumbo had three seasons: the warm season, the cold season, and the breeding season. In the warm season, carnivores were more active, and thus a good season for hunting most large monsters. The cold season made monsters more aggressive due to shortage of food, and thus rewarded you with rarer materials for your trouble. The breeding season was the season of herbivores, and thus the best season for gathering materials and supplies from the field.
Jumbo was also the first to feature an Instructor with his various tutorial and arena style quests, and the Peddling Granny (or Granny Go-To as she was called in MH3U and onward.)
Jumbo also has a famous hero, just like Kokoto, although Jumbo’s hero is long gone. He was famed for slaying a Lunastra, which the Jumbo Chief also tasks you with slaying as your final test for the village at the very end of the offline game. The hero’s sword resides in a cave in the village, waiting to be pulled from the stone by someone worthy and reforged by a blacksmith of proper skill.
Jumbo is pretty much a town of underdogs, which is one of the reasons why I love it so much. Almost all the major NPC characters have overcome, or are still fighting to overcome, some great disadvantage or hurdle in their way.
The Jumbo Chief
I’ve already given Mr. Awesome-Shnozz an entire post to himself, as he is one of the only NPCs in the franchise with enough story to him to warrant an entire post all to himself. So feel free to read all about him here.
Patti is Jumbo’s resident Guild Sweetheart. (Most of the Guild Sweethearts have actual official names, making them among the very few named NPCs in the series. However, these names are never mentioned in the games themselves, only in supplemental material published by Capcom, such as the various art books and Encyclopedias.) She makes an appearance in MH4U in the DLC episode “Sweetheart Square Off”, along with Becky, the Minegarde Sweetheart, and Konoha, the Yukumo Sweetheart. She is possibly the youngest Guild Sweetheart in the series. Her actual age isn’t given, but the other sweethearts say she is the youngest of the three, and she would appear to be in her early teens.
Patti’s main job is to give out quests to the hunter. However, she also serves as the bartender in the village, and assists the Chief with secretarial work. According to the Jumbo Chief, Patti’s great at everything she does… except cooking. She loves to cook and experiment with recipes, but she is oblivious to how disgusting her food actually tastes, and nobody has the heart to tell her, as she is far too sweet and innocent. In the 4U DLC, she mentions wanting to try a recipe for vanilla pudding… made with carapaceon brains…
The Jumbo Blacksmith
The Jumbo Blacksmith was both the first human and first female blacksmith to be shown in the games. She is a very small, elderly woman, who has spent her entire life devoted to the art of blacksmithing. As stated in my previous posts, Wyverian blacksmithing is generally considered to be too difficult for non-wyverians to learn. She overcame this by a combination of sheer determination and genius, as well as learning from the best: she is a disciple of the Legendary Artisan himself, and is his only human pupil. She has the ability to determine the quality of metal simply by touching it, and thus she always wears her rathian-hide glove to protect her hand from the hot metal while working. As one might expect from her background, she can be quite feisty. The Chief warns never to make her angry, for she may be small, but she has a big hammer!
As the title implies, the Shipwright’s main duty is to handle cargo from ships coming in and out of Jumbo Village, as well as to repair and build new ships with his crew of workers (which you can then use to visit Kokoto Village in MH2 after completing the Jumbo Village story line.) Originally he was a hunter of sea monsters, and had his own ship with which to hunt them. His weapon of choice was a hammer, created from a modified ship’s anchor. But he was severely injured one day when hunting a gigantic plesioth, which resulted in the huge scar running down his left arm and the loss of his right leg.
However, unlike some other hunters in the series who were forced into retirement and spend their days lazing under trees talking about the good ol’ days, the Shipwright became… well, the Shipwright. Now he spends his days building the ships instead of sailing them, and his former ship’s crew are now his dock workers. Despite being an amputee, his prosthetic leg allows him to get around quite well, as he can even be seen dancing in the ending cinematic to MHP3.
He was also the beginning of the arm wrestling mini-game in the MH series. If you could beat him, you could receive various items, including materials to make the Shipwright’s own hammer. He arm wrestles with his right hand, presumably made stronger by the fact that he cannot use his left as well anymore.
The Wyverian Lady
The Wyverian Lady works for the Elder Dragon Observation Center in Dondruma. She is an old friend of the Jumbo Chief’s, and came to the village to aid them with Kushala Daora. Her claim to fame is her ability to drink just about anyone under the table, and she’s usually depicted holding a giant sakazuki filled with sake. (She even out-drank the Shipwright… and he’s a fish.) Because of this, she also had a mini-game, like the Shipwright’s arm wrestling game, where she and the player would have a drinking contest.
It’s hinted at, although not confirmed (especially considering she’s wearing a different dress), that the Wyverian Lady in the Elder Hall in MH4U is this same Wyverian Lady from MH2. She offers you a drink, and then commends you for being responsible when you refuse.
And that’s all for Jumbo! If there’s a particular topic you’d like to see in a future post, feel free to drop me a note. Thanks for reading, and may you never be forced to eat Patti’s cooking!
The floor that he might tell you about but never show you is this floor. In this place, He dreams with his pen and thinks with a sword. He builds his ego and dives into contemplation. I know. non-sense. It’s just a man cave for his giant ego. Well, you should know how big your own ego is.