warrior of my soul

Some color theory and simple shading practice, also an attempt at stylizing, as I tend to draw too detailed/realistic.

So the other day I was looking at the dark souls tag, then I came across @otherwindow ‘s absolutely adorable Lucatiel x Solaire art… and I got hooked gosh dangit.

I know it’s impossible due to the differences in timespan, but dangit, I’m a sucker for optimists x broody ships, and this is no exception.

Just think of this as an AU where Solaire and Luca just adventure the world and meeting interesting people… Including the Covenant Leader of the Warriors of Sunlight himself, The Nameless King, who Lucatiel would suspect to be the Forossan war god Faraam.

ABOUT XANDER IN WARRIORS

I CAN’T BELIEVE HOW HOT HE LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKS

SHIT I’M CRYING

look AT HIM, LOOK AT THEM

FEMUI IS DEFAULT I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS

he juST MCFRIGGING SENT A HORSE FLYING WITH A FLING OF SWORD?? I LOVE HIM??

HE LOOKS SO GOOD WHEN HE’S JUDGING YOU LIKE

‘UGH FFS CAN I JUST STAB THE LOBSTER PLEASE’

I LOVE HIS PROFILE?? SO MUCH?? I LOVE HIM OMG LOOK AT HIM HE’S SO GOOD IN HD I CAN’T OTZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Originally posted by yourreactiongifs

NINTENDO OWNS MY SOUL

My favorite new character from the Soul of Gold mini-series! Too bad I can’t explain WHY he’s my favorite, without spoiling lots of things to my dearest friend, @hopefulencounter; so I’ll have to wait until she gets a chance to watch it.

Ilvermorny Sorting

So everyone’s been busy comparing the houses of Ilvermorny to Hogwarts houses, but I’d like to propose an alternative. I think Ilvermorny sorting requires asking a slightly different type of question. 

Hogwarts houses are chosen based on traits you consider important and value beyond yourself, e.g. Hermione thinks bravery is more important than “books and cleverness.” That’s because the founders wanted to see those values in others (i.e. the students they chose).

On the other hand, the characters of the Ilvermorny founders “leaked into the houses,” so it seems to divide along the lines of how you define yourself and what tools you prefer to use in your approach to life.

  • Horned Serpent: “I’m defined by what I think.” (Scholars, mind.)
  • Wampus: “I’m defined by what I do.” (Warriors, body.)
  • Thunderbird: “I’m defined by my experiences.” (Adventurer, soul.)
  • Pukwudgie: “I’m defined by what I feel (or maybe love).” (Healers, heart.) 

This could apply to a variety of Hogwarts houses. So, for example, a Wampus is defined by action, but why they fight (to defend the weak, to promote themselves or those they consider family, because it’s wise, or because it’s right) defines their Hogwarts house. Meanwhile, a Horned Serpent in Ravenclaw might think, “My mind defines me, because knowledge and/or creativity is important.” The Slytherin counterpart might think, “My mind defines me, because that is how I can achieve what I want out of life.”

Ode to a Soundtrack

~ an original poem ~

Make me ride on the wings of the morning
That rises like a wakened bird
When a theme swells high as heaven
And my soul soars in the power it’s heard.

Make me dance in the fire of the noontide
To the beat of the thundering drum
As the passion of the warrior
Stirs my soul with every thrum.

Make me sail to the depths of the midnight
Beyond the sea of time and space
Carried on by waves of mystic sound,
Mysterious notes of magic and grace.