MAY 23rd IS ANCESTOR NIGHT!
(That is to say, a week from now! Next Saturday!)
Two years ago I had a request night based on the Alternian Ancestors. On every post I added, “May 23rd is Ancestor Night in my inbox!” so people would know better than to send more requests later. But the other day I was like, “I didn’t include the year…does that mean every May 23rd is Ancestor Night?” and everyone was like, “Why not?”
SO HOW WILL THIS WORK?
On May 23rd, make a post announcing that you’re doing Ancestor Night and tag that as well as any requests you fill as “#HS Ancestor Night” (emphasis on the HS). That way we’ll all know who’s doing it and we’ll get to see all your lovely art/writing!
CAN WE SPICE THINGS UP A BIT?
Pfff, yeah of course! Here are some additional requirements you could try out if you wanna do more than just “ASK ME TO DRAW ANCESTORS”:
-Beforan Ancestors (Karkat and Co. as they might have been pre-scratch! You can have fun making up titles and designs!)
-Pairings (Pretty straightforward)
-AUs (Requests must contain AU settings as well as specific characters)
-Cross-Generational Shenanigans (Ancestors meeting descendants or pre/post-scratch selves!)
-Hemoswaps (How might the legends have played out differently with shuffled blood colors?)
-Other standbys: Expression/pose practice, palettes, fancy clothing practice, busts or fullbody only, different headcanons from the ones you usually use, etc.
AND IN THE MEANTIME?
Mark your calendar and spread the word! If you wanna!