If you think about it Swap is super unnecessary too, its just swapping everyone with one counterpart, thats basically just a bunch of super predictable shifts.. (serious answer: Its interesting to think about how history and characters could have changed to make the new positions make sense? And see how characters act in those situations? And Ruins!Papyrus vs King!Papyrus is a pretty big difference, as are the two Asriels and so on)
Swap makes sense…. honestly it seems to me that this is pretty much a generalized staple in any fandom xD
just like gendershifts
just like highschool au, coffeeshop au, etc lol
But the thing is with the predictability, it’s not quite that way? because there are little changes to each character in my eyes…. But yes it’s predictable, that’s what makes it enjoyable. Because people love Undertale so much…. so having an alternate view of Undertale the same way as you would traditionally but different characters that still feel the same…. It feels… comfortable?
I guess that is why I like it so much. I really like traditional Undertale a lot, it’s changed so much for me. Sometimes to the point where I don’t want to create for it simply because for me it’s something that I don’t necessarily have the power to perfectly convey ( i know this may sound ridiculous )….. Whereas with underswap it’s an au with own interpretations so while you can deviate a bit away from what it may be, it’s… in a sense…. still traditional UT?
It feels like I have a bit more freedom but i’m almost comfortable with it..
I don’t know if i’m coming across coherently, i think im going around in circles????? @w@;;
i can see how it would be interesting to shift around the other characters!! but I don’t understand the reasoning behind …. Why shift these with these when you could have done these ones?
What’s stopping you from making shifts that just don’t really make sense, etc etc
this whole discussion is making me feel dizzy xD