the daemon


hello everyone, today I’m bringing you: a Fantastic Beats AU where everything is the same except everyone has a dæmon

disclaimer: this AU is very self-indulgent and I haven’t thought out all details and impracticalities of it, so please don’t nitpick. anyway,

- only witches and wizards are born with dæmons, muggles don’t have them

- a lot of dæmons settle as birds seeing as it’s more convenient form that can follow its human when they travel via flying objects like broomsticks

- both Grindelwald and Graves have large birds of prey as their dæmons; the birds are different, but look similar enough to be mixed up by anyone who doesn’t pay too much attention (this is another reason for Graves to be extremely salty once they find him after the whole Grindelwand infiltration incident; “I can’t believe you fools couldn’t tell one bird from another,” he keeps saying. “Maybe I should summon that Scamander guy back in America and ask him to give you all a few zoology lessons.”)

- Tina’s dæmon is an english setter, Queenie’s is a dove

- Credence’s dæmon is a black cat, for two reasons, one of them being me finding it aesthetically pleasing, and the second is that it’d probably piss Mary Lou off even more because there’s a lot of superstitions around black cats plus all that stuff about them being familiars of witches

- when Credence was a child, and his dæmon could still change its form, it took shape of small animals/birds/insects so that Credence was able to hide it from Mary Lou in his pockets; then it settled as a black cat and Credence started having a really hard time keeping it from Mary Lou’s eyes

- I wasn’t sure about Newt’s dæmon, only knowing that I wanted it to be an animal he can carry around on his shoulder so it’d constantly pick fights with Pickett much to Newt’s agitation; then someone I was discussing this AU with suggested an occamy and I ran with it. maybe it doesn’t exactly fit him personality-wise, but it’s my favourite magical creature so I just kind of. put two of my faves together. personal bias much? why yes, absolutely

- (or, you know, Pickett himself could be Newt’s dæmon instead, now that I think of it; those drawings can be read as either of these two options)

- yes, magical creatures can also be dæmons, because why the hell not; I guess it’s just not that common, and if your dæmon settles as one it’s a sign that you’re most likely an eccentric and unpredictable person (and isn’t that what annoys other people)

okay I’m done and please for the love of god don’t delete this long ass comment


A few months ago, I did a couple daemon-descendant race designs for a tabletop RPG called Cosmic Mirror. The book contains tons of artwork from lots of awesome artists, and I’m pretty delighted and proud to have been a part of it! Plus, what’s not to love about these fiery cuties?

The first book of that RPG is up on kickstarter now, and only has 16 days left! If you have a bit of cash to spare to support an indie project, consider backing it! 


PS: One of the stretch goals is to have these guys, along with other currently NPC races, be fleshed out further as playable races! So that’s neat.

You Look You Lose by Michiyuki Aoi

Ardyn: “Hey, it looks like a new bar just opened in Lestallum. Shall we go out for a drink?”
Loqi: “Huh? I’m not going.” 

Ardyn: “Aranea, would you like to go for a dr–”
Aranea: “Sure, sounds good.” 
Wedge: “You mustn’t, Lady Aranea!”
Biggs: “He is the most despicable sort of old man!” 

Biggs: “We’ll protect the lady’s virtue!” 
Aranea: “I’m thirty, you guys…” 

Ravus: “He’s looking this way… He’s looking this way!