I absolutely love this anime, like really. It’s amazing, because Katsugeki ultimately redefines the historical genre in anime, by pushing onto us the relationship of a samurai and his sword from a different standpoint. Of course a samurai depends on his sword ALOT because it’s a ‘kill or get killed’ world for him, but for swords, it’s a different case and that’s what Katsugeki derives it’s concept on.
Initially, I wanted to start dissecting the OP but as I was doing the screen shots, I realized that the ED is actually a direct “prequel” to our OP and here you can see why!
What is underfell, what is underswap, and is fellswap common too? Like do they have planned out au stories that everyone generally follows (as consencus) or does everyone make up their own. Sincerely, a confused person who just searched undertale for the first time on tumblr looking for a cute phone background but instead found a bunch of au drawings.
((FIRST OFF—I just gotta say that I hecking love your icon my dude! Though I maaay be a little biased because Ryan’s my fave LMAO
In any case, Underfell, Underswap and Swapfell–as you’ve probably already gathered–are all AUs! Arguably speaking, Underfell and Underswap are some of the ‘big’ ones while Swapfell is relatively new and not as established beyond headcanons about the skelebros (at least on tumblr; originally it was centered around Alphyne by the original creator but then it got kinda derailed along the way by the fandom LOL)
Underfell was originally created by two people who have since let the fandom have full reign of it and locked up the hub blog for it (not mentioning their URLs because they said they no longer wanted to be associated with the AU). Originally, Underfell was meant to be ‘evil’ Undertale, but then the creators decided that it would be more fun to make it a design-only AU. This meant that everyone was free to use the original Underfell designs however they wanted and with whatever story they liked. The only set ‘thing’ about Underfell from that point on was that everyone looked edgy. :’D Other things that are considered universally accepted fanon lore for Underfell that don’t relate to appearances are things like Sans calling Papyrus ‘boss’ and having a taste for mustard as his condiment of choice.
Underswap was originally created by popcornpr1nce with the designs in this post. There used to be hub blog with information for this AU as well but that has also been shut down for a while now and, as far as I know, popcornpr1nce has since let people do their own thing with the AU. Underswap is essentially a swap of some of the more prominent roles in Undertale. So Swap!Papyrus takes on the role of Sans and is the one you fight at the end of a No Mercy run, Swap!Toriel takes Asgore’s place in the castle, Swap!Undyne takes Alphys’s place in the labs, etc. You can see most of the main swaps in that original picture but there are some more obscure ones (such as Gaster and Riverperson swapping) that have been kind of lost to the fandom since the hub blog went down.
Swapfell was originally created by kkhoppang who has since deleted their blog and also their twitter I believe ;m; I don’t have a link to their original line-up of character designs but I do have a couple other links to their Alphyne designs (along with some Tori and Napstaton <3) and their finalised versions of what the skelebros would look like. The designs you see floating around tumblr for the bros now are a popular fanon version that sort of took over after kkhopang left and aren’t actually anything like their original version. In any case, the idea of Swapfell was basically taking the Underswap universe and making it ‘edgy’ like Underfell and thus combining the two AUs into one. I actually don’t know much else about the AU in general—not in the least because I can’t speak a lick of Korean so I don’t know if there was ever any lore associated with kkhoppang’s pictures or not ahahahha
So, as far as stories go, Underfell and Swapfell have no set stories and everyone is free to sort of do whatever they like with the AUs, though most people typically keep in making it follow Undertale’s general story with the additions of a little more angst and violence LOL Underswap has more of a rigid format in that, beyond the swaps, the story stays the same as Undertale, but many fans have done creative twists of their own and really made the AU into something fantastic as well!
In the end though, honestly, you should feel free to interpret the AUs however you want and however you most enjoy them! If you’re new to AUs, it might seem a little off-putting or even over-whelming at first, but it can be a lot of fun to dig into them if you find people who do it in a way you like! And if you don’t like anything already made, there’s always the option of doing your own version! :’)
Anyways, I hope that was informative and, also, I hope you eventually got a sufficiently cute phone background!! <33 And if you ever need help on that note, totally IM me dude and I will hook you up because I’ve been hoarding pretty fanart for aaages ;3))
Billboard Cover: Lana Del Rey on Why Her Pop Stardom 'Could Easily Not Have Happened'
Lana Del Rey photographed in Los Angeles on Oct. 2, 2015.
Lana Del Rey and I were first introduced at an Architectural Digest pimped
manse off Pacific Coast Highway during a party thrown, weirdly enough,
for Werner Herzog and his bud, the physicist Lawrence Krauss. (Del Rey,
30, has spoken before of her interest in science and philosophy.) On
that night, she wore an unformfitting Polo shirt dress with a
personal-old-fave vibe. In deglamorized “Stars Without Makeup” mode, she
was unpretentious and softly gregarious, like a doe-eyed, underdressed
newcomer to the Town. I was at the same table, and she caught me staring
off at the horizon. Del Rey was sardonically attuned, nudging her
boyfriend, the Italian photographer-director Francesco Carrozzinni, to
have a look at the cliché: Old Brooding Man. Her warmth took me out
Lana Del Rey’s fourth album, Honeymoon, debuted at No. 2 on the
Billboard 200 in September, but when I asked if she planned to go on
the road to promote it, she shook her head. “I do everything backwards.
It already happened – I’m actually done with the world tour I started
four years ago, when I needed to be out there. I really needed to be out there singing.“
That exodus was partly born of the need to heal following a 2012 appearance on Saturday Night Live
that elicited a slaughter-of-the-lamb storm of derision over the then
up-and-coming star’s seemingly zoned-out amateurism. She was tarred as a
poseur – part Edie Sedgwick, part Valley of the Dolls, a
Never Will Be Ready for Primetime Player – but it turned out that Del
Rey was only at the end of Act One in an all-American A Star Is Born passion play of celebrity crucifixion and resurrection.
Born Lizzy Grant in Lake Placid, N.Y., Del Rey moved to Manhattan at 18.
“For seven years I wrote sexy songs about love,” she says. “That was
the most joyous time of my life.” The screen that so many gossipy
personas have been projected onto (rich preppy, suicidal anti-feminist,
morbid dilettante) has instead transformed into a nearly religious
dashboard icon of ghostly seduction. She’s a global phenomenon, part of
the national conversation and cultural soundscape. Nielsen Music puts
her total U.S. album sales at 2.5 million, and her videos have been
viewed hundreds of millions of times. Del Rey is now a few years into
her return from the desert, having arrived on a mystery train of Santa
Ana winds, existential dread and “soft ice cream” (to quote her song
“Salvatore”) that is uniquely her own.
I meet her for the interview at a John Lautner house she rents in Los
Angeles. Lautner was a seminal Southern California architect, and Del
Rey says her choice of lodging was deliberate. She production-designs
her life. She greets me in the drive – inquisitive, friendly and aware.
For a moment, she looks like Elvis and Priscilla, all in one. The hair is old-school Clairol dark, the eyes siren green, the auburn ’do the most done thing about her.
“You’d love my dad,” she says. She was just on the phone with him;
her parents are visiting. He’s a realtor, and Mom’s an English teacher
whose passion is reading history books. Del Rey lives here with her
younger sister, Caroline Grant, a photographer who goes by Chuck. (Del
Rey tells me that her sister was so shocked by the force of the fans’
emotions during concerts that she doesn’t take pictures of them
“My dad’s that guy with perfect Hawaiian shirts and matching shorts,”
says Del Rey. “The other day he said, ‘We should see about getting you a
vintage Rolls.’ I said, ‘Um, it’s a little attention-grabbing.’ And he
said, ‘Uh, yeah.’ ”
What do you do with yourself now that you have nothing on your schedule?
I go for long walks, long drives. I’ll get in the car and drive the
streets, feeling for places. I go to Big Sur. I love Big Sur, but it has
gotten so touristy. I went to the General Store, and there were hordes.
On a Monday! But I’m drawn there. Sometimes I go to write. I’ve been
thinking it might be time to do a longer video, a 40-minute video. I was
watching The Sandpiper, and I was working on something kind of based on that.
Have you thought of writing something for yourself? Shooting
down the paparazzi helicopter in the video for “High by the Beach” was
your idea, no?
Yeah, it was. I’d like to write a book one day. But you need a
beginning, a middle and an end! I can deal with four minutes – but I’m
not so sure about a book.
Your song “God Knows I Tried” fits somewhere between The Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows” and Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” I’m thinking of Cohen because of that line “Even though it all went wrong.”
I love Leonard – because he’s all about women. Women and God.
Does it all go wrong?
It’s hard for me sometimes to think about going on when I know we’re
going to die. Something happened in the last three years, with my
I had read that you were prone to that.
It got worse. But I’ve always been prone to it. I remember being – I
was, I think, 4 years old – and I’d just seen a show on TV where the
person was killed. And I turned to my parents and said, “Are we all
going to die?” They said “Yes,” and I was totally distraught! I broke
down in tears and said, “We have to move!”
How do you cope?
I saw a therapist – three times. But I’m really most comfortable sitting in that chair in the studio, writing or singing.
The panic won’t last forever.
I don’t think so, but … sometimes you just want to be able to enjoy
the view. I think I’m really like my mother, in the sense that I make
small lists. To calm myself down. I reward myself. You know, “If I
finish this, then I’ll do that” – I’ll go for a walk on the beach or
swim in the ocean. I go for swims and am actually shocked I do that.
Because one thing I’m terrified of is sharks.
Do you think having a child would chill you out? Do you want to have kids?
I’ve thought about it. Really thought about it lately because I’ve
just turned 30. I’d love having daughters. But I don’t think it’d be a
good idea to have kids with someone who wasn’t … on the same page.
Who isn’t exactly – like me! (Laughs.) Though maybe it’s best to have kids with someone who’s … normal.
When was the last time you got trashed by a love affair?
The last one – before the boyfriend I’m with now – was pretty bad.
It wasn’t good to be in it, but it wasn’t good to be out of it, either.
He was like a twin. Not a facsimile twin, but a real twin.
So maybe finding the same person doesn’t work. Are relationships hard for you?
For someone like me – and it’s not a codependent thing – I just
like having someone there. I’ve been alone, and that’s fine. But I like
to come home and have someone there. You know, to say, “Oh, he’s here. And this other thing (Mimes a table.) is there. And this (Mimes setting down an object on the table.) is there. (Laughs.)
I’m very methodical. I have to be. I’m like that in the studio too.
Mixing and mastering can take four more months after we’re done – three
to mix and one to master. I like having a plan. Though I do leave
spaces for ad-libbing in the studio when I write.
Do you mind if I write all this? Because I don’t want to piss off Francesco.
Oh, he’s going to read this! But he’ll have things to say anyway. He’s very … aggressive. (Smiles.) And besides, I didn’t say he wasn’t just like me.
There’s something weirdly shamanistic about your work. You
channel Los Angeles in ways I haven’t seen from anyone, at least not in a
long while. Places now extinct, streets and feelings that you have no
right to be able to evoke because of your age. And it’s so unlikely that
you’re the one to be the oracle that way. But it’s for real.
I know. I know that. I love that word, “shamanistic.” I read energy; I
always have. One of the books I love – aside from [Kenneth Anger’s] Hollywood Babylon – is The Autobiography of a Yogi.
And Wayne Dyer … I was so upset when he died! [Dyer, part Buddhist,
part New Thought motivational speaker, was best-known for his book Your Erroneous Zones.
He died in August.] He gave me so much over the last 15 years. I went
to see a clairvoyant. She asked me to write down four things on a card
before I came in, things I might be thinking about, and she nailed all
four. I asked about the man I was seeing – that one, before the one
now. She said, “I don’t really like to go there, but … I just don’t
see him present.” I went, “Ugh.” She’s seeing the future and doesn’t see
him present. Oh, no!
Are you aware of your effect on men?
I’ve only recently become aware of the heterosexual males who are
into my music. I remember when I was 16, I had a boyfriend. I think he
was… 25? I thought that was the best thing. He had an F-150 pickup and
let me drive it one time. I was so high up! I panicked and was worried I
might kill someone – run over a nun or something. I started to shake. I
was screaming and crying. I saw him looking over, and he was smiling. He said, “I love that you’re out of control.” He saw how vulnerable I was, how afraid, and he loved that. The balance shifted from there. I had the upper hand – until then.
Do you want to be in the movies?
Well… I’m open to it all. James Franco asked me to be in three
films that were going to be directed by a Spanish director, and I was
hesitant. I think he heard my hesitance and got scared. Someone wanted
me to be Sharon Tate. I thought, “That’s so right.” At that time, there
were three Manson movies being talked about, but none were ever made. So
maybe that was the answer.
Have you ever been the “voice of reason” for a friend in crisis?
I have – I can be. It’s easier to do that sometimes … for someone who’s half-checked out.
Yes. (Pauses.) You know, I was living in Hancock Park once
and thought about a movie idea. I was renting this house whose high
walls had been grandfathered in, so of course I kept making them taller
and taller. And I had an idea about writing something about a woman
living there, a singer losing her mind. She has this Nest-like security
system installed, cameras everywhere. The only people she saw were
people who work on the grounds: construction people and gardeners. One
day she hears the gardener humming this song she wrote. She panics and
thinks, “Oh, my God. Was I humming that out loud or just to myself? And
if it was aloud, wasn’t it at 4 in the morning? Did that mean he was
outside my window?” Then a storm comes, one of those L.A. storms, and
the power goes out except to the cameras, which are on a different
source. And the pool has been empty for months because of the drought.
And she goes outside in the middle of the night because she hears
something – and trips over the gardener’s hoe and falls into the empty
pool and dies facedown like William Holden at the end of Sunset Boulevard.
For me, one of the most interesting things about you and your
story – and of course your work – is that you broke through. That it
has turned out well.
I think about it, and I’m so grateful. I am aware that it could
easily not have happened. That I could have become … an American
nightmare. I see her – Lana – I listen to her and watch her, and I’m
Let’s end with Big Sur. Do you think your interest is by way of your kinship with the Beats? Your enthrallment with Kerouac?
Big Sur challenges me to surrender. What draws me is … the curves. I’m really drawn to the curves.
Bruce Wagner, a novelist and screenwriter, lives in Los Angeles. His new book, I Met Someone, will be published by Blue Rider Press in March.