Artwork by @cool-porygon for the Critical Role Reverse Big Bang! From Episode 56, “Hope”:
“As you look down at the stick figures you see one with antlers, two that are smaller than the others. One that is larger than the rest; burlier, thicker around the chest. One you can barely see and one that flies across them all on a broom. And at the very end, [he’s] just finishing one with funny glasses.”
My fic based on this drawing, entitled “Those Who Wait”, is posted on AO3. It’s the story of the young boy’s mother, and her struggle with the aftermath of the Chroma Conclave’s attack on Westruun. Spoilers through Episode 56.
Thanks to cool-porygon for the inspiring art, and to the mods of @critrolebang for all their hard work!
And there’s honestly so many more that I adore! These are some I can think of from my mutuals, that have sorta similar aesthetics to mine? ((also, general trigger warning, knives, blood, gore, etc in the links))
- two red deer skulls and three sheds - four roe deer pairs of antlers, a shed and two skulls - two wild boar skulls, hoof and a tusk - two European beaver skulls - young ram skull - domestic cat skull - badger skull - two northern pike heads - mouse skeleton (and skin because I could) - European pine marten skull - hedgehog jaws - unidentified skull (deer maybe?) some teeth, fur patches, ears of a red deer and rams, crab claws, wasp nest and a human skull.
It grew quite a lot from the last time I posted a photo here. Most of these skulls and bones I got (in a form of a whole head or a carcass), a few were found by myself. It’s much more fun to actually go into the forest and look for these. All feathers and insects were collected by me.
Aside from what you’ve got here, there’s still a boar’s head in the freezer and a whole (from what I could save) skeleton of a badger and his pelt.
Check my tag for separate pictures of some of these.
I don’t have a proper dedicated stang, yet. So, when the need strikes, I use a two-tined antler from my bone collection, dressing it with oils, smokes, jewels, beads, and planting it upright in a pot of soil collected from my local grove.
1. My Aquarium - Drop Nineteens
2. Cut Your Bangs - Girlpool
3. The Book of Love - Magnetic Fields
4. Modern Love - David Bowie
5. After Hours - Velvet Underground
6. Try to Explain - Flaming Lips
7. Boats and Birds - Gregory & The Hawk
8. Heather Rhodes - Carissa’s Wierd
9. Two - The Antlers
10. Elevator Love Letter - Stars