my piece for the @notyourpuppetsfanzine!!! I was sort of inspired by not only the bubble, but my own childhood/younger teen years/general time period of when I was in a uh, bad situation. I tended to “escape from reality” (gravity falls pun intended haha) by daydreaming, doing art, and coming up with stories. I thought about how I’d kind of feel when you wrap yourself up in that fun, fake world, and it just makes the real world and the reality of your situation feel worse. I mean yeah it’s nice to have an escape, just everything feels dull in comparison until you get a real escape and the world becomes as bright as your fantasies. anyway, this project was really such an amazing thing to work on- really, I can’t put into words how much it means to me, not only seeing it complete but by seeing the heartfelt response to it. I never thought people could care that much, but I guess people surprise you in the best ways sometimes. <3
oh ok! I just figured, if there are male and female dwarves but they can't tell which is which (and don't care, socially) you'd end up with about half of all long-term couples being infertile. so I figured, if you're in a fertile couple and your sibling is in an infertile couple, you'd have like five kids and raise them together with your sibling and their spouse, then maybe when they get older some of them go live with your sibling full-time. so dwarves live in big family groups.