Imagining Armaments and The Cat’s Pajamas

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Draco could not find his blag. Google changed the icon in the bookmarks bar from the usual WordPress one to Twitter for some reason. Draco certainly didn’t ask for that.

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Draco has been watching a lot of this one series by a channel called “Shadiversity”.  This may be a pretty well-known channel but Draco searched the socials and found almost nothing on it. Basically the videos of interest are about examine fantasy races like centaurs and determine what medieval weapons would be best for them.  It’s all opinions obviously and in some of the videos they don’t really go into resources, intelligence, terrain, but that sort of thing does get mentioned occasionally. They just did a video on fairies and they immediately discounted poison which is fine but then couldn’t see a use for ranged weaponry. If you combine the two it may make up for the lack of power AND the use for range weaponry is to keep the giant murder creature away from your tiny fae organs. Sure they can maneuver like nobodies business but it’s always better to have the thing trying to kill you die without having to get into their murder range. They also had this sort of thing with mermaids. They proposed a fight between mermaids and some people in a boat. Obviously mermaids will have the advantage in water but they proposed using hooks to pull in people for cruel irony. Why not sink the ship instead? Just anchor the ship and you have all the time in the world with little to no accuracy required. Their videos on Centaurs and Lamia( Snake people( Also called Naga half the time but you know)) are pretty good. Here is the playlist for you though some of them don’t fit the same theme like the one about fighting dragons when it really should have been best weapons for a dragon.

 

So while Draco worked on his fourth attempt of that novel( Draco ‘s goal was 20,000 words rather than 50 but Draco ended up with 40 if you count everything including this post.) from last year Draco also did Nekovember. Also by Fourth Draco is counting the second one where Draco only did a page and the third which was only a chapter. Anyway on Nekovember you’re supposed to draw Cat People( Most people tend to do Cat Girls exclusively but Draco did end up with some Cat Guys) and since Draco’s world that he has been world building has Cat People it seemed like a great opportunity to flesh out that area. The part Draco is most excited about is the idea of cats with nine lives. Basically Draco decided that Cat people become vampires like all the time. Draco shall explain later when we get to an example of one.

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Here we have one of Draco’s favorites. SOMEHOW they got left out and Draco had to go back and add them. Draco was about to post too. The pose Draco found on a picture of a Barbie doll while Draco was looking for real farmers but since that was a doll Draco had to change it slightly. The outfit Draco likes but plaid is annoying to draw. If Draco had to draw them all the time there would be so much pain. Anyway, they are a farmer. Chickens exist in the world Draco’s building; it’s official. Do Chicken People exist is the question you should be asking. Actually that would probably be a type of harpy and Draco already said those exist. Farming isn’t as intensive as it is in real life because magic but it’s not just sitting around waiting for crops to harvest themselves either.

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So this Cat Girl is an assassin. CynarqolastalidaBgork is a nation ruled by 9 judges who rule through absolute decree. This Cat Girl would be like a bounty-hunter. You’d just be walking down the street, unaware a judge wants you dead, and then this girl runs by and blam you’re dead. Draco has come around to the idea of magic guns but Draco feels crossbows would be more readily available and could be augmented with magic so really what’s the point?

 

 

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Here we have a rock & roll Cat Girl. They are fully aware cats are a thing and apparently they’ve embraced that. Draco always laughs about the concept of rock & roll in a society like this and they’re all ” Fight the man!” at first but then they’re like ” The man is pretty cool and fighting the man is bad!” which is tragic. You’ll notice that both of the above wear boots and that’s actually a religious thing. There are essentially three main deities who have dominion over this region and they all influence the fashion a bit like celebrities. This is felt less so in other regions but in CynarqolastalidaBgork these three deities just walk around so they impact the culture more. Additionally they wear collars and don’t have their tails out because of the vampire stuff but we’ll explain later. Having one’s tail out is considered indecent and uncouth while the collar symbolizes an intent not to murder everyone around you.  The rest of the outfits may have minor significance but it’s mostly just convenience and environmental factors.

 

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Draco wanted prosthetic limbs to be pretty advanced. Basically in Draco’s world’s lore, there was originally a super advanced Cyberpunk world, but the world ended and kinda like Horizon Zero Dawn people are working their way back up. They went for more of a caveman thing and Draco went medieval fantasy. So many of the civilizations are working with super high-tech technology which they can’t really figure out but oh well. As you can see the collar has a different symbol, which Draco decided symbolizes wealth. This allowed this Cat Girl to get these cool arm replacements as opposed to just having magic fix it.

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Draco wanted to draw a lawyer since the land is ruled by judges but ended up with an angry teen Cat Girl instead. Maybe she is training to be a lawyer or a judge maybe.

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Draco tends to draw girls most of the time, both for convenience and preference. This guy ended up sneaking in though because Draco can’t draw lawyers. It is apparently impossible. He is suck a smug Cat Guy.

 

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These two appear in Draco’s novel pretty early on. B Retca and N Wroht are their names and they’re miners on the search for powerful ancient relics. Draco forgot the naming conventions so it’s a good thing Draco checked. The reason for that is most likely just reject the first name last name conventions which were probably suggested by the other gods, goddess, or overseers not from their region whom they hate. Some take last names if it makes their name cooler while others don’t. Even CynarqolastalidaBgork is named as such because it annoys the gods. Draco enjoys how CynarqolastalidaBgork strives to antagonize the gods the most yet they also follow them dogmatically. Well maybe aside from the Brairlot people who think they’ve been enlisted in a secret holy war but the thing about them is they’ll throw anything aside for war so their entire idea of worshiping is different. It’s hard to judge. Faeries are also pretty big on religion but they have a more casual friend relationship.

 

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This is a Cat Child. At this point in their development they can’t really do anything with the tails. Draco is just happy Apples exist. Draco likes apples.

 

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This is a store. Draco had an idea what everything was when he drew them but now it’s questionable at best. Draco is still using the triangle money. Draco imagines this triangle money is like the standard money that any other money would be judged by.

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The Cat Girl in the middle is one of the Nine Judges of CynarqolastalidaBgork. Draco figured at least one of the judges should be a Cat Person. The outfit is inspired by a dress Draco saw from apparently a Miss Universe pageant but Draco added the shoulder pads and did everything else off-hand.  One of the guards Draco did in pen and then Draco just flipped them and changed their face and ears a bit. Draco assumes this would be a pretty standard guard uniform here and the hair is a wig.

 

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This Cat Girl inspired the idea of a resistance faction. Basically she’s just a sukeban character. She wears neither collar nor boots and her tail is wild and free. Don’t you just get the feeling she’ll jump out of the screen and steal your lunch money?

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Draco started running out of ideas half way through and went to a generator. The result Draco got was a leggy Cat Girl wearing furs. So Draco immediately though of a lion so Draco went with that. Fur collars always looked a little bit like manes to Draco. This would probably be real fur as this is a fantasy setting but if they bought it in certain areas it might be magically harvested fur which leaves the animal alive and the fur grows back quickly. It’s just remotely traumatizing.

 

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This Cat Girl is a fan of both goddesses equally so they’ve incorporated elements from both into their outfit. The hat, boot, and flower are from Justynia and the neck piece, robe, and shoe are from Anatice. Draco likes when they’re both supported since they’re twins and one being more popular than the other would be kinda sad. Draco would feel bad.

 

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This Cat Girl is like that poster where it says hang in there. Another fan of Anatice not that that helps the predicament. 

 

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Based on the outfit Draco would say they live on or near the border and they’d probably like to leave for the much cooler magical land next door but the collar symbolizes that they’re rich and they probably have duties of some sort to attend to. It’s that or maybe that they get to watch the armies move through and then get slaughtered by the enemy defenses. They could be sad for any number of reasons. It could be that they haven’t figured out how to control their tail yet and it just sticks up like that. Who knows.

 

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It was at this point Draco realized a Cat Person could go collarless but hide the fact under a scarf or a cloak. What are you going to do, begrudge them of wearing weather appropriate clothing? Just now Draco realized hiding the ears and tail would have made just as much sense but hindsight and all that.

 

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A Strong Warrior has arisen.  Draco wanted to think about what the soldiers would wear. This ended up being far too impractical for the average soldier. Then Draco was thinking about it and most of CynarqolastalidaBgork’s army along with most armies would likely be things like Golems. Having a heavy plated commander then makes sense in that situation. The area most vulnerable would be their legs but a leg injury in a world with magic that’s like a leg sprain and they could just order the Golems to carry them away.

 

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The idea here was blacksmith. CynarqolastalidaBgork isn’t known for their blacksmiths but they are known for a material with tiny glass fibers added to it that is essentially a fabric stronger than metals. This material is used in a variety of areas but mostly it’s used in a more protective than normal underwear that covers most of the torso and all the joints. Some people choose not to cover their entire torso as part of their practice of annoying the gods with their terrible decisions.

 

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Steampunk. They literally chose a worse arm just to go with their aesthetic. According to Draco’s magic system this would make their spells stronger but really they could have got a hand with fingers.

 

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Throwing sticks are used in celebratory holidays. You throw them and they hit each other and it makes a clattering noise. The best thrown sticks can be made into wands.

 

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This Cat Person favors Bristian for some reason. Those who devote themselves to Bristian fully and cut off their arms are blessed with fire arms. This is obviously fairly stupid but Bristian is an idiot full of hot air who wants pomp and circumstance. 

 

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Detective Cat Girl! A Cat’s curiosity catches the killer!

 

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Here we have a Cleric essentially. Their main goddess if Anatice. Picking Anatice is considerably more expensive than picking her sister. Still cheaper than both your arms.

 

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Draco wanted to base these on cats since they’re Cat People.  Draco often sees cats with one eye but everyone still loves them and it’s really cute and it makes Draco happy. Great, now Draco is crying. They were probably born with one eye otherwise they’d have magic’d it back in or they’d have a cool robot eye. Maybe they just haven’t had the opportunity.

 

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So here we have a Cat Vampire. People will sometimes say vampires are lame because humans with their tiny jaws are not effective when tasked with jaw combat. People are better at hand combat supposedly. Well a Cat Person has claws, pounces like both cats and vampires, and they can’t handle garlic. Don’t give garlic to your cats, dear readers, it is bad for them. Also while looking the concept up Draco learned in Japan some people believe or believed that cat tails could be used to hypnotize their prey so they sometimes cut them off. That lines up with vampire’s hypnotic eyes they sometimes have. And cat eyes have eyes better adapted to low light, a thing vampires have or would love to have. So Draco decided the Cat People must become vampires. But these Cat Vampires are even better than regular vampires. Generally when a person becomes a vampire after dying they become stronger, faster, yadda yadda. Well a cat with nine live can die nine times and therefore become a vampire far more than the average one life chump. Draco also set it up so they are born as vampires 30% of the time meaning they start off with a major advantage and can gain so much vampiric power. Their retractable claws and teeth become sharper and their muscles become stronger including their tails. Draco likes to imagine their tails allowing them to kick off the ground and leap at prey.

So on the topic of collars, in Dracula there was a part where a character dies and so they put a crucifix necklace in their coffin and plan to cut the person’s head off. This obviously goes badly but the idea is that the collars work like those crucifix necklaces. If they are wearing them when they die they do not become vampires. This Cat Vampire is employing the strategy of hiding where the collar would be but stronger ones wouldn’t need to do this unless they wanted to.

There is also the tail thing. Because the tails could be hypnotic and also because the more muscly and wild tails are harder to hide this makes for an easy way to spot them. Basically Draco decided when a Cat person becomes a vampire their tail gets longer so the stronger vampires won’t be able to hide at all.

It should be noted that Cat people have segmented souls. So it works like Voldemort but they’re born with their souls pre-broken instead of having to do what Voldemort did. That’s how they get the bonus of additional vampiric transformations.

 

 

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Draco had an idea the other day. What if some of these Cat People opened a Cat Cafe. All the staff and most of the patrons would be Cat People and they’d be surrounded by cats. Draco has to specify that because Nekopara is kinda like that but this would be Nekopara mixed with Hustle Cat and more.  Draco picked the name A Catfe of Cats because Draco made the sign far too large. Draco started with Catfe, added the of cats, and then shoved an a in to make it go all the way across. It’s a mess but all good venue names have a messy story to accompany them.

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So the plot starts out with this cafe, just your average cat cafe, run by Cat People, with Cat People patrons, but then one lazy afternoon a stranger runs in all disheveled and collarless. The staff moves to serve this customer as they would any other but while taking care of them they realize this panicked stranger is a vampire. Everyone is shocked such a terrifying monster would enter their cafe but this person seemed nice enough and the cats liked them too. Alas the guards arrive to slay the beast. They demand to know why the vampire is collarless but the staff steps in and announces that the vampire is just their newest hire and they were going to have to get into uniform soon. The guards are skeptical but then the staff points out that vampires can’t come in unless invited and what sane cafe would invite their doom in( Ignoring the open welcoming sign on the door). So the guards leave but they give a little we look forward to coming back here as they go out the door do now they have to actually employ the vampire or they’ll probably all be executed. Draco thinks it could be cute and looks forward to finishing his novel so he can start whatever this will be.

 

 

 

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Here we have a cool resistance member selling stuff out of their coat. The important part of the collar is the charm but without it you can get by in society without being hassled.

 

 

 

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This Cat Vampire has a nice long tail and wears a little crown. Clearly the cream of the crop. They were probably pretty rich and either got out of wearing a collar or wore one of those rich person collars which are less effective. Either way they would have taken their resources and fled west. That’s where the resistance is based and it’s closer to Cohavy, a magical land where Vampires are accepted that also doesn’t particularly like CynarqolastalidaBgork. The Rich rebels and Cohavy fund the vampire rebellion with equipment and blood. Sadly the upstart Zerg-like of Slimera has cutoff easy access between the two but it’s still possible for those who can survive the perils.

 

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See, the pouncing thing. They kick off with their ridiculously powerful tail and glide with their cute little cape which may or may not be magic depending on if you want to do the math but we’re talking about vampires so hey don’t judge to hard there.

 

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There is no reason one has to be all broody as a vampire. Vampires are just people with unusual dietary needs and also cool powers and unfortunate weaknesses. Sure they’re died and all that but you can still have fun. We have been inching toward squirrel territory but for that the tail would be wider, the teeth would be different, and whiskers would be left out.

So when Draco was writing out his world building notes for this section on Cat Vampires mentioned a few individuals, powerful magic users, who took advantage of their unique souls to become Liches. The ground shakes where they walk(metaphorically as that would be impractical) and they lead the resistance, having carved out a swath in the west to house the discontented and fleeing. . In some rp systems vampires and liches can’t coexist but the way Draco set this up they totally could. The combination of covers the weaknesses of each meaning killing them would be incredibly convoluted. It seemed fair to make the success rate extremely low but it has happened. Draco was hoping one would pop up in this series but the magnitude felt to difficult to convey at the present moment. They should look really cool and intimidating though like a cute dark souls.

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Angel Cat Person! Draco’s pen ran out doing this one so Draco used every color at his disposal.

So angels in Draco’s world are naturally occurring but also anyone can become one. It’s more of a job than anything. That makes naturally occurring ones kinda weird now that Draco thinks about it. Like imagine going to a McDonald’s and then finding out all the employees were grown in a vat specifically to be employees at McDonald’s. Maybe they can quit. Oh maybe they have like an angel rumspringa where they live for like a year among the people. That worries Draco a bit because these angels are a bit like a cat with a laser pointer. This angel would be doubly screwed in the laser pointer department.

The pose is of stretching, presumably after a cat nap. Even though Draco imagines they’re a hard worker there is still plenty of time to nap.

 

 

 

 

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Witchapalooza 2: Witch Repost Extravaganza!

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Draco did Witchtober again therefore it’s time for the wrap up post like last year. This year it’s late because Draco did too many things and most of those things will go unused.  Draco will now repost all of the witches that actually got posts and then maybe elaborate on them because 140 characters hasn’t been enough for most of them.

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Heroic Witch sticks the three-point landing with a Reaper-looking owl.

Pretty standard. It was nice how the outfit made it so Draco didn’t have to draw a second foot. The owl was going to be a hawk but the Reaper owl is easier.

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Bubble Witch is bubble zorbing. Maybe she’s off to buy some bubble tea with all the money she makes on redbubble.

Basically the idea was bubbles.

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Android Witch appreciates the magical beauty of nature.

The magic was a Konosuba reference.

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Traffic Cop Witch barely needs the sign with top-notch telekinetic hand signals. Definitely didn’t cause an accident again.

Basically the idea was telekinesis stopping traffic accidents but not every good idea is a success.

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Middle Management Witch thought getting promoted would make them happy. Middle Management Witch was wrong.

This is actually Urban Witch from last year. Next year she’ll probably be upper management or better but will that bring her happiness? Probably not.

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METAL WITCH IS LIVING IN METAL ALL DAY, AND ALL NIGHT! METAL WITCH SWEATS AND BREATHES METAL! METAL! RAAAAAAAAAA!

It’s armor plus the musical genre. They got the cool mask because Draco messed up on the mouth. The hair ended up really nice and the armor is pretty ok. The book is a reference to the Mad Magician MAGES..

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Cyberpunk Witch can select her spell with a convenient magic app.

Draco liked the outfit and another outfit so Draco combined them. When Draco looked up cyberpunk it was mainly just people wearing ordinary clothes; nothing special. This one did help Draco start working on a sort of magic internet/technology for Draco’s world building. It works better than the previous idea of “There are just some areas with tech and the rest don’t have it.”. Some areas still won’t have access while others have extremely high-tech stuff but this is a helpful healthy medium. Plus the way Draco has mana working it’s basically WiFi so this was a happy conclusion. Draco isn’t sure why more people don’t do it this way because it makes the conservation of ninjutsu more reasonable.

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Lich Witch is allowed to wear cute clothes! Lich Witch is allowed to be happy! Stop bullying Lich Witch!

Draco likes liches but they are so often portrayed in their bare bones form. A magic user with enough skill to become a lich should easily be able to repair flesh or at the very least create new flesh to graft on. Sure healing magic hurts undead but the grafting idea would work in that case. A lich can be cute if they wants to be!

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Haberdasher Witch is… pretty normal actually. She uses magics to make hats and accessories sometimes.

Draco based his magic system on aesthetic and understanding oneself so a Haberdashery would probably do good business. But perhaps her business is doing too well. You don’t want to make enemies in the world of Haberdashery.

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Medium Witch talks to Ghost Witch even when Large Witch, Small Witch, Tiny Witch, and Giant Witch tell her not to.

All of those other sized Witches are probably right. At some point Draco decided Ghost Witch is some sort of Drug Kingpin who ruthlessly slaughtered all her competition until one day when it was decided that her crimes could no longer go unpunished. Despite her final punishment she still runs her operations from beyond the grave, just with a little more restraint. Medium Witch is too young to know about all this but Medium Witch will talk with just about anyone. That’s why she’s a medium.

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Sheep Witch is doing… something? It’s sheep related obviously… She’s cute so you should support her regardless.

Sheep Witch is most likely another sort of Crime Lord. You could call her a wolfsheep in sheep’s clothing. Unlike Ghost Witch, Sheep Witch knows how to keep things on the lamb.

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Cosplay Witch / Candy Corn Weiss.

Draco would say Cosplay Witch takes on the persona of the character she wears and gains their abilities as well. One of the animators at Rooster Teeth liked this one and Draco was pretty thrilled.

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This Witch is a Pie Romancer or as they are more commonly known a pyromancer.

Draco felt possessed when making this one. The idea occurred and then it was done. Pie Romancer has a business but isn’t a criminal like the last few who owned businesses. Not the most hygienic outfit but oh well.

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Romance Witch. Romance is of course shorthand for Roman Centurion. She’s the most romantic from her entire legion.

Draco apparently is too bashful to think of romance in the general sense and must hide that with humor. This one ended up being pretty unpopular and Draco blames the coloring for that. All, a hint, or nothing. That’s what people like. Also this Witch doesn’t really fit the world Draco’s built because of the whole “No Rome” thing. Maybe someone found some outfits in an archaeological dig and started a Roman group of mercenaries or something. Either way she wouldn’t technically be Roman. The same could be said for Cosplay Witch so it’s probably fine.

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Sellout Witch runs too many ads. Sellout Witch is being paid 10,000 cold ones to appear today.

Draco doesn’t know why Draco ended up drawing either a Twitch Streamer or a Camgirl because it’s not like those are inherently sellout-y but it gave the opportunity to make tons of ads which is something a sellout would do. Running ads is fine but something like this isn’t. You ever go on a website and it’s 90% ads despite being perfectly reputable? It’s a turn off and distracts from what you’re trying to do.  Mainly Draco just wanted to do a bunch of funny ads. The chair is Baba Yaga inspired and the vacuum is inspired by Shizuku’s Blinky from Hunter x Hunter. The entire idea is probably inspired by Streaming-chan from Va-11-Hall-A who does come off as a sellout. Being a sellout isn’t always a bad thing.  Also note Draco still hasn’t decided on a currency name. They will however be shaped like triangles.

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Rogue Witch has mastered stealth AND telekinesis. Imagine all that belt money. Wow.

This was a thing you could do in Skyrim. Draco didn’t do much thieving so Draco never did but some of y’all probably did. The warning is there to warn travelers that the potions are too strong and they cannot handle them. The potions would kill them. They can’t handle them.  They should go to a section that sells weaker potions. These are potions that could kill a dragon, let alone a traveler. No one can handle them. They are for the strongest beings. These are potions that can do anything .a mere traveler is too weak and thus they must be warned about these strong potions which they cannot handle.

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Harpy Witch is bullied for being a witch & a harpy by both harpies and witches respectively.

So Harpies in Draco’s world are basically divided into two types. There are the militaristic and needlessly cruel harpies who derive pleasure from the suffering of others. Most of their thoughts are about warfare and torture. They interact with society and fight in the wars of others to take out their aggression. Volunteering to protect others only to satisfy their cruelty. They will respect chain of command but only because the higher-ups have proven that their commands will eventually allow them to inflict great pain on others. Generally they live in smaller weaker areas because those countries, cities, towns, etc have fewer soldiers to steal their kills and more enemies in general. You could say it’s noble to side with the innocent underdogs against the evil empire but not the way they do it.

There is also the other group who would rather not give into their violent impulses and live in the woods with actual birds. The more violent Harpies are actually really supportive of this because it gets them out-of-the-way.

Ultimately though everyone is different and Harpy Witch wants to live in the big city and not torment others. Because Harpies in the big city are known for being jerks the other Witches are wary of Harpy Witch, while the Harpies would prefer Harpy Witch focused on magic with a bit more “wounds that never close”, “blood igniting lasers” or at least work on enchanting magic weapons. .

 

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Please stay still so this witch who is trying her best can practice on you. One more try and she’ll have it for sure!

Draco got very emotional from just the concept of this one. Apparently people doing their best gets Draco right in the heart. Draco wasn’t thinking of Akko but that’s pretty much example prime. Regardless this Witch hasn’t had the easiest time. Basically in this world you want to start learning magic probably around 16 at the earliest. Some people can start whenever and be fine while some people need a significantly later start date. It depends. This Witch tried learning at 14 and received a variety of burns and a large missing chunk of leg for her trouble. Seeing as it isn’t all the uncommon for children to liquefy their insides or self destruct being burned isn’t that bad. Even so none of it has dissuaded her. The initial shock and the permanent damage to her body is holding her back but her attitude will get her through it for sure!

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A Stitched Witch in time can save 9. In fact they’re the only one who can. Good luck.

Stitched Witch was born like this for some reason. She’s works with Haberdasher Witch and sells super strong fireproof thread at the Haberdashery. the stiches on her clothing vary from fashion reasons to holding her body together.

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The Witch with far too many knives could use help carrying her knives. Would you be so kind as to help her carry some?

Basically she only learned magic so she could carry more knives. Soon enough she had so many knives she couldn’t carry them even with magic. Then she got more knives. Her broom is an ax made of knives. Stitched Witch helped her make that by the way. She learned to summon a knife familiar. Why does she like knives so much? Because as a child she saw a knife and liked it.

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Cacti Witch brings the rain but not the umbrellas. Hopefully Friendly Umbrella Witch shows up soon.

Cacti Witch had to be in the traditional cacti pose. This is probably also a genetic thing. Basically in the lore the gods were trying to make what is generally considered fantasy races using trial and error. The acceptable tries got to stay in the above ground and the really far off versions were sent to the underground to prove their usefulness and entertain the gods if they were into that sort of thing.

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Here’s a question for the ages. Which witch is the true Chameleon Witch?

Basically the idea was what would blend in like a chameleon. The leftmost is kind of all Assassin’s Creed blend into the crowd sort but considering no one dresses like that they stand out. The bush would do well in a forest. This is a city. The rightmost is essentially the most generic witch Draco could draw. She has the belt Draco often draws, the hairstyle Draco defaults to, and the shoes are just simple black shoes. If there were cars she would drive a Ford Focus. That’s a common car, right? Nothing on her stands out except maybe the hip flare because Draco is always bad at varying that sort of thing.

One last thing. Some of you probably didn’t notice but right above the bush. Check out that area.

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Fruit Witch… seems fast? She probably as really sugary blood? Enemy of all Medical Witches. She’s an odd one.

The above sums it all up pretty well. Despite the others having their quirks Fruit Witch seems the most unusual to Draco. Also she makes Draco want to draw vampires.

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WikiWitch is able to receive information from some otherworldly encyclopedia directly to their head.

WikiWitch is a sort of Oracle. She essentially has the power to download random Wikipedia articles into her brain. She can also upload information but considering our world and theirs is different most of her uploads will be removed. Well assuming people removed articles like that.

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Android Witch has to stay in peak physical condition to defeat her rival, Apple Witch.

She’s based on Android the operating system for Phones and etc. It’s ok to have a phone since Cyberpunk Witch cleared the way for it. Apple Witch is more like related to the fruit known as apple. Fruit Witch definitely has some sort of authority over Apple Witch.

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According to a drunk scientist and lemmings who’d fool themselves there is no way Bee Witch should be able to fly.

Bee Witch probably wouldn’t die if she stung you. She can fly, but if she were dead, like the bee used to calculate whether bees could fly, she wouldn’t be flying. If you need to tell yourself that scientists are blind to reality using a misconstrued stupid anecdote then you’re blind to reality. That left hand is perhaps the best hand Draco has ever drawn.

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Green Witch is here for renewable solar energy regardless of whether electricity is being used as a power source yet.

Solar energy is great. Wind energy is also great. Deer are great. Deer with knives? Draco won’t complain.

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Caffeinated Witch generally needs 20g of pure caffeine extract each morning. Lately she’s need more.

Draco likes her face. It’s like she is simultaneously younger and older than she is. Draco decided 20g because Draco googled it and someone said 17g will kill the average person. This is just in the morning she has more later. Basically she works with the Super Generic Witch from earlier and they learned how to make body doubles so when Caffeinated Witch say tries to use the restroom, find a seat in the meeting room, or park her broom she finds a bunch of lifeless human paperweights occupying everything. Sometimes it’s even a fire hazard they just leave them in the hallway and no one does anything about it.

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Sand Witch didn’t enjoy this outing. The store clerk had a bucket hat, there was a smelly curtain, and it rained! Sand Witch doesn’t like the rain. It makes her soggy. At least she has her Sandpanion. Conjuring/ summoning magic is the coolest type.Draco has a few cool ones in the wings. Next one does Graffiti summons, another makes body-doubles, and the summoning summoner who summons.

The outfit is inspired by both the outfits in Journey and also Azura from Fire Emblem Fates. The Sandpanions face is inspired by a manga that was cancelled because the author slept with the publishers wife, if Draco remembers correctly. She’d probably be from a town in Eastern Cohavy or Western CynarqolastalidaBgork but at this point she must have moved because all of these witches are living in the same town currently. She probably falls on her face a lot. The real question is “will Sand Witch and her Sandpanion fall in love?”. The answer is probably no. Sandpanion is a simple construct summoned to help Sand Witch with tasks and doesn’t have emotions or a brain. They are made of sand.

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Graffiti Witch will make you her next work of art.

Draco doesn’t know what that means. So threatening. So Graffiti Witch can summon things by painting them. She used to be weaker, being limited to the paint she had but then she made the math nurse looking one who can pull in matter using that needle and convert it to paint for the spray can. Her main weakness is probably being too stylized. Like why do you need a tin monopoly man to get stuff off shelves? Draco’s a fan but it isn’t efficient.

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Her methods may be extremely unorthodox but she’s the best Detective Witch we’ve got.

Detective Witch is doing a lot of things wrong. Socks with sandals, leg wear that is neither shorts nor pants, a sweater crop top, glasses that were painted black to look cool, and a bag filled with only candy. Candy’s great but the candy at the bottom never gets eaten. She has spent so long pointing her finger is hard to move. It’s almost like she’s aware that famous detectives always have quirks and so she’s taken on a bunch of aspects to improve her detective skills. If it works it works.

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But is she good enough to solve the MYSTERY WITCH KILLING?

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Here’s some more evidence.

Draco figured a Mystery Witch would need not only a mystery but also a detective and several red herrings. It’s too bad it took Draco so long to decide because Draco totally could have made a game with several endings. Draco might still make that or something like that but not right now. Regardless Draco made a poll asking who people thought it was. Disappointingly the result was a tie between The Victim is the Killer and Sand Witch. Draco has to wonder why these options won. Maybe the evidence should have been labeled. It’s a shame some things had to be cut. Like the suspect interrogations. But funnily enough Sand Witch does mention a “smelly(smelling) curtain.”

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Kinda sad that a bloody sack just hung from the rafters for quite some time without anyone questioning it. Not as sad as the fact that no one as even tried to remove that bucket. It’s been like two weeks.

Regardless the only thing that pointed to Sand Witch was the sand and that could be explained away. it should also be noted that directly underneath the body in the original pic the sand isn’t underneath the body as if that area had been cleaned. Why would Sand Witch only clean that area? You don’t need to worry about blood splatter when you’re just going to publicly display the body. Even if you did have to worry the sand is a dead giveaway to begin with, greater than any splatter.

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Definitely strange.

Admittedly cleaning at all is a bit strange but so is setting up several other people for your crime. Like Detective Witch, Mystery Witch was supposed to be a witch with an obsession for mysteries. None of the setup for this crime makes much sense. Why hang half a body? Why cut the body in half? Why slit the throat or cut up the back? Why burn parts of the body and then dress the body in unburned clothes? So cleaning isn’t all that weird when you think about it. Setup was the goal and setup was done. The key, to solving this mystery, is asking who exactly the victim is.

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You got that right!

Well looking at the jacket and the fact that Draco expects and person to put two and two together it must be someone you’ve seen and the only one with that jacket is Super Generic Witch from earlier. Now for the clues. Next to the trashcan with the bloody tarp in it there is a black something or other which hopefully you can tell is a shoe. It’s shoe shaped! Stitched Witch has a sort of boot that is not black. The Witch with far too many Knives has some sort white mules presumably with knives as the heel bit. Sand Witch has sandals. Four witches have shoes that are just black slip-ons and that’s arguable. We only see some of the shoes in regards to the one witch hiding in the bush and the Assassin’s Creed Style Blend Witch. The Witch trying her best has those shoes but would you call that face a murderer. Actually she is fairly burned and burning your victims wouldn’t be a shocking serial killer mo.

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Darn that’s a good point…

The argument could be made that she isn’t anywhere near tall enough but magic exists and in her pic he is making a variety of floating mistakes. Brooms and ladders both exist and they could easily allow anyone to reach that height.

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But we’ve only just begun.

There are however two pieces of evidence that defend the Witch who tries her best. One piece is that in her pic she is shown as a novice who if looked at objectively fails a lot. Her trying is great and all but the reality is that if she committed the crime there would be more mistakes. As for number two, well Draco didn’t put her on the poll. Draco isn’t a jerk who would just pull a character out of left field as the killer. The killer had to be on the poll. Now someone could say the killer bought these incredibly generic shoes. As for the Witch with far too many Knives, her idiosyncrasies are so severe that her entire life is built around knives. In her pic she is shown moving with so many knives she couldn’t carry them and she was probably moving to a new home with more room for knives. She has such a need to be surrounded by knives that rather than hire people to help carry the remaining knives the next day or perhaps putting some in storage she recruited random people to help asap. Why would she abandon knives? Why would she lose her cool knife shoes? Why would she hand someone she was already stabbing? Lastly why would she be in a shop that doesn’t sell knives to begin with? Considering Mystery Witch is most likely obsessed with mysteries the Mystery Witch probably enjoys all weapons used in murder, It just doesn’t fit. That’s why she was the obvious red herring and only one person picked her. As for Stitched Witch, she has to tie her shoes to her pants otherwise her feet will fall off. Her hands just kind of hang there most of the time so hanging the body and making the cuts to the back would be difficult. The would certainly be less uniform. If Stitched Witch was the killer why would there be any need for knives. Assuming she has the ability to get someone up there the knives wouldn’t really be needed. On top of that why would either of them need to burn the face and fingertips? The only real reason for that would be to hide the identity and the only suspect from the poll who fits that description would be the victim.

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I think we’re almost there!

The victim who doesn’t have any blatant interests. The one that annoys Caffeinated Witch with the essentially human paperweights she leaves everywhere.

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You’re the only one!

If you remember her first appearance, she was actually part of a mystery.  Mystery Witch may be able to blend into a crowd but through and through she is Mystery Witch.

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Luck for her, killing a non-sentient body double she created isn’t even slightly illegal. At worst she wasted everyone’s time. If the vote had been in her favor instead of a tie she might have faced any sort of consequences for her actions but that’s neither here nor there. Some of the blame may rest on Draco but then again Draco has always said the first guess should always be the dead body. If you’re ever in one of those “trapped in a mansion with a serial killer” scenarios  just chop off their head. Yeah it’s gross but they are “dead” and if they aren’t well they were planning on murdering everyone including you anyway. The number of times the theory is wrong is outshone by the times you’ll be miraculously right. That wouldn’t have helped in this mystery but it’s something to keep in mind. Normally mysteries don’t take place in worlds where magic exists. Some would say body doubles are a cop-out but Draco introduced the concept in the most “this is a clue” way possible and played by the rules Draco had previously established. Draco honestly thought it was going to be too easy but oh well. Next year the mystery might be so convoluted not even Draco will know it’s a mystery.  Or has the next mystery already begun? Technially it has, but not in a realistic or practical way.

 

Gotta Go Fast and Gotta Go Slow

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It has been awhile since Draco wrote a post. Well that’s not true, Draco keeps writing one and then not posting it. That’s an important part of the creative process. Draco was once taught an acronym to remind Draco of that. Draco doesn’t remember the acronym but Draco does remember x = opposite b plus or minus square root of b squared minus 4 a c all over 2 a because Draco had to sing that one. That’s not how you write it that’s how you sing it. Look it up.

Draco got something in the mail the other day!  Draco ordered it like 6 or 7 months ago. Maybe 8?

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Yes it’s the cavalry. They here.

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This is Draco’s first Nendoroid and it’s pretty well made. Draco was afraid removing some parts as they might break(specifically the legs oh and the forearms too) but that didn’t happen. The little guns stay on surprisingly well too.

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The balance is pretty bad but obviously it would be and they did include a stand so it’s not a valid complaint. Stand as in an object to hold something up rather than the JoJo’s variety btw. The stand, however, while equipped with the attachment to give her a trail affect, is both not up to the task of a normal standing pose and also unwieldy in general.

Anyway, Nendoroids are pretty cool. Pretty cool. Yeeeeeee…

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Draco started watching Love Live. Draco’s been watching more since realizing there was a Crunchyroll App on the Wii U. So the first episode you won’t believe this, the main protag just jump down the stairs. These aren’t even like 2 or 3 step stairs. If you took these stairs and placed them next to a two-story building you could definitely make it to the roof. So she just leaps straight down these stairs and then it cuts to the actual plot. So main protag Honoka is pretty bummed to find out her school is closing due to the schools low popularity and even lower enrollment numbers. Along with that she keeps seeing signs that talk about how popular school idol groups are. She wants to do something but what could she and her friends Kotori and Umi do? Sure is a toughie. Don’t worry, they figure it out early episode 2. Before that however we return where it all began. The stairs. She leaps to her untimely death but then she changes trajectory in mid-air and locks on the rails to slide “safely” down. Clearly she’s magnetic. An ordinary human can’t lock on to rails like that. Tony Hawk sure but not just anyone. So the show goes on with the trio becoming idols, making lots of friends, and maybe even saving their school. Oh and then there’s the super-duper ultimate competition known as the Love Live. Maybe they win that, maybe they don’t. Draco will leave you and your ability to read the name of the show to figuring out what happens. Watch it if you want. But none of that is the point. To be honest not even the following sentences will be the point. We’re probably half way to the point at this point. Let’s go. Draco follows this artist on Twitter because they drew some fanart of the wonderful Lord Junko Enoshima, blessed be her name from Danganronpa, one of Draco’s favorite characters. They seem to love two series above all else, Danganronpa and Love Live. They retweeted a series of tweets featuring the nine main voice actors for Love live along with an If you’re a fan of this VA then you have these personality traits” caption. It’s not that unusual. Draco didn’t recognize any of them because their voice actors for an anime Draco only just started watching. The only voice actors Draco tends to recognize are Critical Role people and some Rooster Teeth people. Draco did however suspect one person, the one they refered to as Soramaru, was a specific character, Nico Yazawa, aka the best character. Draco decided to look it up and surprisingly there was no person with that name as their actual name on the cast at all. Google didn’t even have any suggestions for who it might be. Now it does because they are big dumb jerks and also sometimes desktop and mobile search results are different but when Draco looked it did not have a clue. Draco was confused as to why the twitter person would get a name wrong when they’re obviously big fans. So Draco was in full research mode( Draco searched for Nico Yazawa and obviously they had the voice actors name in one of the wiki articles) and discovered that it wasn’t actually that complicated. Apparently it’s their nickname. Their full name is actually Sora Tokui and they definitely voice Nico so Draco was right.

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On reflection they were most likely dressed specifically as their character and they don’t just look like them all day every day but hindsight is 20/20 and Draco was right so that’s all that matters. Plus out of all of them Sora and Nico look the most similar. Probably because of the hair color. Draco was very pleased to have solved this mystery and decided to continue reading their wiki page. Now to the point. Apparently they don’t like going down flights of stairs. Draco was happy to hear of another person who isn’t the biggest fan of them and prefers to take it slow. It’s always nice when find something about someone that’s relatable. Draco would also prefer to take stairs slowly for reasons unknown. Whenever Draco goes down stairs Draco likes to let everyone else go first so Draco doesn’t hold everyone up. It’s not like Draco goes slowly but from a video Draco watched we go about the same speed. That’s not even the best part though. Remember at the beginning Draco was sitting on the edge of his seat during a show about friendship and music because of stairs? Yeah we came full circle. Draco thought to himself “Draco needs to blog about that!” and so Draco did. Is there a moral to this? “Did you write a 600 word paragraph to essentially say you and several other people would rather not break their necks on stairs?” you’re probably asking. Well, hypothetical Straw Man of Mystery, no one invited you, Draco being excited about a topic is more important than any of your selfish desires to glean insight, and maybe, just maybe, one day, while you waddle about, you’ll think about this post before going down the stairs, and on that day Draco will have saved your life. You’re welcome.

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Draco was going to post a picture of someone falling down stairs but we need to talk. What is this? What step could this possible be? That guy looks like he’s trying to convince her to fall down, not anything helpful.  He looks like the slightly rich guy on dramas who doesn’t get his way so he decided to be irrationally cruel to someone but then he still doesn’t get his way. Eventually he’ll probably learn what a jerk he is and then go meditate on a boat that will inevitably be washed onto some deserted island where he’ll lead a lord of the flies style “society” with a cannibalism cult twist( was there cannibalism in lotf? Draco doesn’t remember.). Or maybe he’ll just try to kill her and then Brad will shoot him temporarily dead until the brain transplant.

Draco’s brain autocorrected nearly every instance of the word stair into stare and Draco had to go back and fix each one because WordPress doesn’t have a find and replace function that Draco can see at this moment. Then there’s the thing where they make Nico into Nice. Ugh.

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Desbear, Uselessness, and Chaos

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Alright. Draco’s been having trouble writing as Draco’s continued to have headaches. It seems every year Draco has a month-long head but this year Draco has had it going on 3 months(let’s hope September pans out). Luckily Draco has hardly anything to write about so it’s fine. Even this post which you can see is clearly posted took almost two weeks to write. Anyway Draco just ended up writing about a bunch of anime he watched.

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Draco apparently hates himself really bad. Draco tried watching Danganronpa the Animation( based on Danganronpa Trigger Happy Havoc. The story follows Makoto Naegi who despite being the equivalent of a piece of toast is selected to go to a school of the most talented elites as the Super Duper Ultimate Luckiest Luckmaster extraordinaire. But it doesn’t stop there; He and his class of Super Duper Ultimate Other Peoples find themselves imprisoned within the blink of an eye. The lovely & hateful Monokuma, a bear of 50% pure malice and 50% impure malice, appears and informs them the only way one can escape is by murdering someone to death till they die without getting caught by any of their wily classmates. ) again. Draco skipped a few episodes because jeez but still it’s better than the previous two attempts where Draco quit during the first episode. Those times Draco watched the dub. Some of those voice actors are pretty prevalent too and hearing them those times just permanently ruined their voices for Draco. The sub version worked better because Draco couldn’t understand the subtle nuances and inflections enough to hate it. Everything else was still bad though. It’s a whodunit that rushes through the investigations. Bits where they show the interface from the game are just a waste of time. They could have had more character development if Naegi didn’t need to generate the visualization of evidence as bullets in his mind, select the correct bullet, and fire said bullet. Pointing would have been enough. One nice thing they did was to allow the other characters to actually speak for themselves. The “tell them Naegi” makes sense in the game because it would be weird if everyone but you solved the mysteries themselves but if that had been in the show well… it would have been about just as bad. It’s like getting a 1 on a test with 100 points as opposed to 0. Sure it’s better but you still failed. They could have done all stick figures one episode and still received the same score. The only real positives are seeing the characters animated(Draco has used gifs from it a few times) and what can only be described as the “Sexy Monokuma Dance” in the OP.

That makes it all worth it. Oh plus since one of the main themes of the series is despair having a show that disappoints everyone is totally on brand.

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Seriously, the games are great. Novels are supposed to be good too. Check’em out.

Since Draco  already had Crunchyroll at hand Draco figured “Eh, let’s watch some other things”. So Draco started and finished Konosuba( The story of the Arch Wizard Megumin on a quest to make things explode often. Also there are some other people.One of them was like resurrected, another is a goddess, and there’s also a tall blonde lady without many good or notable qualities. they want to like defeat like a demon or something. Who knows?). ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! Was shouting necessary? No but the show is so good is deserves to get one sentence of shouting. Splendid. The characters are all really good in the well done sense. They all get chances to shine and so you actually get to know them.  Most of them act sort of scummy half the time but the show never tries to make it seem like any of them are paragons of goodness. They also do a good job giving each character their own bit of focus so you actually have a reason to care. Oh and the character relationships are believable instead of a seemingly forced mess like some other show because they actually take the time. Anyway Draco wasn’t planning on doing a review. Draco just highly recommends the adventures of Megumin and the other people who are there.

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Draco took so long writing that paragraph that Draco finished Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid( The story of Miss Kobayashi who got drunk one day and stumbled upon an injured dragon whom she saved and then demanded become her maid which of course makes complete sense. Then some other dragons show up because wouldn’t you be concerned if one of your friends suddenly disappeared to go be someone’s maid). It has dragons. Very cute show.  It has dragons. The character relationships made Draco go “Aww” while Draco’s heart was melted.  It has dragons. Well except for Lucoa’s and Shouta’s. Lucoa is some sort of ex-god dragon who first lead the founding of civilization and Shouta is like 8 at best. Luckily as they are side characters they don’t really take u too much plot space. Oh and remember kids, if someone tells you not to touch them do not touch them. If someone draws away from you in terror do not approach them. That’s a rule regardless of age but age differences make it feel like it’s worse. Actually this is what Draco was talking about before.  In Konosuba this would be treated as the terrible act that it is but in Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid it’s “funny”. It’s a shame too because everything else is cute and fine. Thinking of the other characters gives Draco the feeling of a fond memory. And it has dragons, so that’s cool.

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Framed, Fresh, and Free

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What a great title. Wow.

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Draco looked at the last post and now the iframe is working… When did that happen? iframes are the worst.

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It really says alot about iframes that all Draco had to type in to find this picture was “iframes”

Well there are obviously worse things but iframes are bad. They never work until you make “iframes not working” a topic in your blagpost. Then they decide to be broken till you post and have checked to make sure they’re broken. Sneaky little frames.

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Draco got that switch. A store that doesn’t misuse displays to trick people had 3 of them. Of course Draco also Splatoon 2’d. Draco liked the first one primarily because of the brilliant mascot use and nothing else. This time around Draco’s favorite of the two, Marie, got to be the main.  Draco usually hates platforming but mascots can make anything better. Draco wants to eventually draw Callie’s super cool spoliery outfit and Dio pose but Draco’s been out of commission for essentially all of July and the first part of August. Luckily the Switch can be used anywhere! The battery is definitely terrible though. If you use the charging cable while lying down the cord ends up pressed into you because they put the port( is port the right word?) on the bottom. It only really gets bad after a few hours but that’s kinda the point of extending the battery life so it’s definitely a flaw. The Wii U did it better. Overall the Wii U is just better but the Switch does have good points and no one is going to make anything for the Wii U so it’s necessary. Still, Draco has probably used his Wii U every day Draco possibly could since buying it and will continue to do so into the future. Can’t say the same for the Switch. Well unless they have a really good update or something. Splatfests will be fun. Plus that new Fire Emblem mixed with Dynasty Warriors.

 

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Draco also picked up Pyre and finished that. Draco got a lot done while a feeling bad. Draco also read a few books but those were bad mainly from a character stance. The writing was fine; just a bad main. Everybody else was fine. Anyway Pyre is basically a book too and it’s a great one. Visual Novels are novels! They have novel in the name. What a novel concept. Draco will probably end up copying and pasting the writing Draco’s done so far into that format. Maybe not though. It depends. But Pyre is a lovely novel with a sporty element to it. There is an inherit spoilery problem but the problem does in a way add to your personal story so oh well. Essentially you have to choose people to liberate throughout the story and once you’ve liberated them they go away. The first person you pick will  be at a major disadvantage character developement wise. Regardless Draco probably got the best ending because Draco is the best fictional decision maker everer. The ending song, like all Supergiant Games, was great and apparently it changes based on what you do. Everything was beautiful as always and the characters were all very well done.  There were also a surprising number of choices. Usually you’ll get 4 at most but sometimes they had 8 or more of a strong variety.  Yep, Pyre’s great. That’s all. Here’s the launch trailer if you want it.

 

 

 

 

Red Tropes x Blue History and Some Other Stuff

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You know Draco has been doing that character series. As a result Draco’s been back on the TVTropes, exploring the tropes. AAAAAAAAND somehow Draco found a cool series of videos on tropes on YouTube. Draco doesn’t find videos on TVTropes generally. Moving on!

 

The above is(was) an iframe(originally) so don’t trust it to still exist in 6 minutes. Does anyone else have that issue with iframes where they just vanish? Draco is going to trust you today, iframe.

It vanished. Draco predicted the future here so Draco has to leave it in. Let’s just try the “share video” thing.

Anyway, Draco watched them all and then moved on to some of their other series. They’ve covered a bunch of classic novels and historical… histories. The name Overly Sarcastic Productions is a bit eh but that could be said of many names.  Ignoring that will lead you down a path of learning and… well mostly learning. Best of all they show everyone that Reds and Blues can be on a show together without being engaged in all out combat.

Overall the animation is surprisingly good. It’s strange how you notice audio dyscnc on really high budget anime and game dubs but when you only have a few frames you kinda forget. That’s a major sign that what you’re watching is quality content. This ended up sounding a bit like an ad but Draco already wrote it so we’re going to hit publish.

 

Oh, you know what will fix it? Another topic! Let’s see.

Draco has been having a computer issue for a while now. Draco only had one monitor! That’s not good for a healthy Draco lifestyle.  After much struggle this problem has been rectified. Now Draco has a really big new monitor. It’s almost borderless which is weird but also cool. There is a problem with pen sensitivity and the monitors being farther away but it’ll just take some getting used to.

 

Draco wanted to go get a Switch finally because Splatoon 2 did an early Splatfest and Draco has strong opinions about cake vs ice cream. So Draco went to GameStop because they had at least 5 or 6 just on the shelves gathering dust. But you’ll never guess what the problem was. Turns out they just keep empty boxes on the shelves and they’ve been sold out for a while. They didn’t even label them as display only… Draco remembers the labels. Draco has seen them recently on games. This feels like a deceptive tactic. Just an unlabeled entire display of nothing but cardboard directly next to filled boxes for other consoles.

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Orphan Black is still great.

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Draco tried Ren’Py. Slightly inefficient overall but it does solve some of the problems Draco was having and combined many things Draco enjoys. It’s even the bits of coding that Draco liked. There was a bit where Draco struggled but for some reason Draco typed the file name of an image rather than copying it but Draco wrote it backwards. For example, a file named sunshine. png would be shinesun. png. So not fully backwards. Not sure why that happens but it is a thing Draco does.

 

Unexpected World Building and Fancy Court Parties

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Draco was going to write this post on Saturday but Orphan Black was on. Have you been watching Orphan Black, dear reader? They are ending soon so if you’re one of those people who wont watch something till it’s done well, it’s almost done. It’s fun watching shows on a weekly basis though. At least to Draco. Anyway, character creating thing! Draco foolishly did it. There was a problem that made it difficult but then Draco overcompensated for the problem and made it more difficult. It’ll make more sense when we get to it so let’s get to it!

1st: 17!

2nd: 44!

3rd: 6!

So our archetypes are:

Geisha

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This was the problem.To be an actual 100% Geisha you must have a Japan in your fictional world. Not only that, they go through a very specific training program generally from a young age. With the later issue you really have three options. You can accept that into their backstory and make something fairly generic, you can ignore it and put a geisha “skin” onto your character like Yumi from Code Lyoko till they changed her into a ninja, or you can do what Draco did. As Draco was saying earlier Draco’s fictional world doesn’t have a Japan for them to come from so Draco thought “hey, how would Draco’s fictional countries have done this?”. So to answer that, Draco needed to boil the Geisha down to her essence. As far as Draco can tell from the helpful tourism websites here and here which Draco opened in cached mode because Draco doesn’t trust, it’s not hard to sum up a Geisha. Basically she is a person who has been trained in a variety of arts  and is being paid to attend fancy parties. Essentially a courtier. Draco’s first thought was a socialite so that’s the direction Draco went.

Survivor

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A survivor is alive at least most of the time. If they are dead it should only be briefly in the middle before getting revived. Apparently you heartbeat stops for a bit when you sneeze. Sometimes your heart stops for other reasons. Sometimes someone rips your heart out and hooks it into a machine to make it continue beating as you die on the floor. However it happened, all that matters is that the survivor is alive at the end… so that they can presumably die of old age. The best survivors live forever though. And it should be noted the survivor doesn’t just survive in the usual sense. The survivor never gives up on living. Given the choice between being say, brainwashed or being killed, they would choose the “punch you in the nose interrupt prompt” option and then probably be executed.

Audience Surrogate

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The Audience Surrogate is a surrogate for the audience. They exist to be projected upon or to ask questions the audience is thinking. So the Captain and the Lead Engineer are in a heated debate over Labronbrium engines vs Talmordian Collider engines but you as the viewer have no idea what either of those things are or why it even matters so helpful Ensign Percy, also ignorant and full of questions, will ask for you. This will probably get them scolded since that’s so year one microspaceology and they should know that but they’ll take the time to explain and you’ll get to find out the costs and benefits to each of these imaginary space engines and probably why each person has the opinion that they have. The Audience surrogate ranges from random strangers to the protagonist themselves.  When they are the protagonist the tend to be boring, average, and listless. For example, every( excluding a few spinoff novels ) protagonist in the Danganronpa series as seen above. They exist as a placeholder for you, the audience.

So Draco had a plan. A character who is basically an entertaining socialite, for the most part alive, has a functioning communication system, and a mind with which to form basic questions. Draco started designing one and the problem was fine. Then a new problem showed up. Draco had decided earlier to replace Japan with one of Draco’s fictional countries and base their talents and attire around their culture but off the top of Draco’s head there was at least six countries mapped out. Draco only made one of them deliberately hateable so picking wouldn’t have been easy. Notice the “wouldn’t have been”. That isn’t something you’d say if you made said decision. Draco designed SIX Geisha capable of asking questions and five of those six were alive!

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Let’s do this one at a time from left to right.

We have a happy elf playing the harp. It was difficult to make her nonthreatening with all the triangles but adding more hair tends to solve all problems. The roundness of the face, hair, hips, thighs, and shoes likely assist with that.The smile didn’t even help because of the sharpened teeth but elves would definitely like triangles. Green hair was an easy choice for an elf that isn’t the typical Tolkien blond but Draco  had to think about how this elf would be a Geisha and what an elven nation would value other than talent. Then Draco decided that elves would value time. They live so long the training for an elven Geisha would take an unbelievable number of years. Instead of sandals she has ridiculously tall shoes which really doesn’t phase her because she’s had years of practice. Her waist is inhumanly small because she’s spent decades having it squeezed. Her harp was inspired by a surgery Draco heard about one time. Essentially it was a surgery to make you taller. That seems pretty elf-y right? So what they do is they break your legs and put them in a metal binding device to stretch them. That’s essentially the idea for the entire character. This poor little elf has been broken and stretch repeatedly throughout her life. Her harp is literally a made from the bones in her left arm. You’ll notice her clothing has the same texture as her hair and that’s because it’s her hair. In training she probably didn’t get any and the amount of clothing one ends up with would probably denote rank. Wearing a parka as an elven entertainer would probably denote a real superstar. This particular entertainer is probably very well regarded. As for the audience surrogate aspect, she can ask questions and people who were forced to practice an instrument as a child can probably relate to at least some of her pain.

Our second character is Socialite Witch from Witchtober 2016! Remember her?

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A Socialite Witch getting totally authentic non-magical applause after saying something hilarious.

Love how WordPress saves the captions by the way. Great. So when Draco decided that the angle would be talented socialites Draco jumped on the chance to remaster her. Her design was mostly Draco wanting to do fanart of Butterscotch from Syrup and the Ultimate Sweet and realizing 3 seconds in that that’s not what she looks like at all. Now it’s even less like Butterscotch but this outfit does have the shoulder thingies. Draco doesn’t know what they’re called but Rachel from Orphan Black had one on one of the recent episodes and without it the character looks kinda plain. It’s a problem which is harder to have in chibi form. Anyway, Socialite Witch in her very limited previous characterization is a socialite and she probably thinks she’s more amusing than she is. Her magic seems to be primarily used to stroke her own ego. The flashlights are based on flashlights Draco has or had. The faces can produce sounds like laughter or ooing but like the hands she can control them. It would be weird to summon sentient hands and faces and also counterproductive. There are probably better examples of entertainers in Cohavy but Draco likes references to past works. Hey she probably had some sort of ettique lessons at some point so it works out.

Third we have a catpartygirl from the country Draco made deliberately hateable. It’s ruled by the worst types of people and many of the people living their just love to eat up the idiocy all “there are as many lights as you like” style. Luckily for everyone the tendency for the several judges who rule CynarqolastalidaBgork to make the worst decisions one could imaginably make allows for other nations to walk all over them. Their military is the equivalent of a person playing civ and only having 17 science by turn 100. They’ve been at war with pretty much everyone for a while but their most embarrassing struggle involves a completely unguarded lake they keep trying to claim but whoa drowning. Can’t figure out boats. They have to steal them usually but that’s hard without boats. Infrastructure is sparse at best despite the many prebuilt structures scattered about. Additionally this world has a very active deity presence and since Draco is essentially the deity of said world being the creator and all the people of CynarqolastalidaBgork do not live healthy or happy lives ;Consistent pestilence, heat waves, cold snaps, monster attacks, meteor showers, etc are all things that this region faces. The way their social gatherings and fancy court parties would go leans more towards forgetting as opposed to a scavenger hunt for coins and loud exclamations that Philippe is a jerk like the cool sorts of court parties.So her talents would include dancing the pain away, keeping up a carefree demeanor despite everything, and a high tolerance. Her training probably involved an iv drip. Her outfit aside from the cat keyhole bra which Draco just included because cats is designed for warm temperatures but also raves. The palette was inspired by cats and a little heterochromia was thrown in because it’s common in cats and Draco’s never done it before( maybe?). As a survivor, well anyone who wakes up in the morning from CynarqolastalidaBgork except for maybe the judges who have plot armor, the eastern bits which were conquered regions(i.e. the aren’t cursed with Draco’s wrath), or are a member of the upper middle class in the bigger cities( Because you’re neither rich enough or poor enough to murder). Anyway she can ask questions( she clearly still has a tongue despite that being a thing they’d do here) and you may relate if you feel the world is plotting against you.

Fourth we have a character who isn’t arguably a survivor. She is an Undead Cosplayer. Draco forgot about the survivor bit but technically you could say someone who died but is still alive is an even better survivor than a living person. How is she supposed to ask questions with that zipper mouth mask thing you ask? Well she’d probably mumble a lot but not all costumes are practical. Removing a limb to be authentic just shows the dedication she has for cosplay. Why is she dedicated to cosplay you ask? Well in the mostly dead land of Paxaac, you social standing is very much determined by your skill with the needle. In the Oscars of Paxaac best costume design would be considered more prestigious than best picture every time. Acting is another trait the undead value highly for some reason. As such cosplay is the highest form of art in Paxaac. Anyway despite the saturation of some of the colors and the glowing arm she still has a subdued air which Draco appreciates. The stabby stick arm gets the point across and has nice implications for whatever character it is she’s trying to portray. Maybe they’re from some sort of Victorian horror story? The dress is a bit asymmetrical but asymmetry is cooler plus it’s probably hard to get into a costume while missing an arm you’re used to so it’s defensible. The tiny waist wasn’t intentional, it just kinda happened. It does seem better than the last one though because it’s not like she needs to breathe or have functioning organs. Maybe she was snapped in half and that’s all that’s holding her together. She had a glowing eye most of the way through but it was metaphorically cut out because Draco is still figuring out how to do neon. Draco likes the one eye covered better here anyway. Maybe if you’ve worked really hard on a costume before you’d see her struggle.

Number five is really muscular. The Independent State of Crotor is all about craftsmanship. Draco figured since they love chiseling they’d want to be entertained by someone with a chiseled physique. Foremost they’re an ice sculptor but Crotor is probably big on appearance even if they don’t say it. For some unknown reason Draco just liked this design no matter what Draco did with it. There was going to be more steampunk-y aspects but everything just flowed well. Just because it’s simple doesn’t mean it’s bad. They probably brought that mug with them considering every other drink is in glasses. They also probably have ice powers considering their hair is light blue. Overall their demeanor seems very cool. A hard worker is probably relatable to some and they certainly aren’t dead.

Number six was thrown out for throwing knives. This isn’t that type of venue.

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So you thought we were done being foolish. It turns out Draco designed FIVE(Technically four since one was a previous character but also technically Draco DID design them) characters and one host. When Draco wrote six Draco didn’t have the picture or any of the PSDs up. So rather than fixing that Draco designed the knife thrower who was originally going to be left out.

She seems to be a fairly stoic one but also kinda adorable. This time Draco did the eyelids really late so for most of the design process she had extremely wide eyes in the shocked sense not the literal sense. Her outfit is standard rouge with some added warmth since she’s from the northernmost country and a bit of a uniform twist since said country originally started as a cult. There are a lot of pouches to hold plenty of knives. The sort of armor-y bits have a target motif because after Googling knife throwing that was the only consistent thing there. The face scars and the line on the nose were in the initial rough sketch and Draco liked them so much they stayed. She and her people have plenty of experience doing things like throwing knives because they’re at war with essentially invisible ghosts. She and her kin can see them but no one else can despite there being actual ghosts in this world who people from all the nations can see. It’s kinda like finding proof of Big Foot but as you’re receiving your Nobel Prize or whatever you catch a glimpse of Bigger Foot. So while everyone can do whatever job they want in the Brairlot Community such as being a knife thrower, they also have to fight the forces of evil ghosts who the poor ignorant fools everywhere else cannot see. This probably makes her a pretty good knife thrower since ghosts are hard to hit with knives. Sword swallowing is probably another well-respected performance the Brairlot Community would be interested in. Chainsaw juggling! Fire spitting! Professional dart artist. They’re the multitasking sort.

And lastly there is the guest of honor. You might remember them from mermay.

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When Draco decided there would be a counter in the foreground Draco knew there would be glasses on it. Then Draco remembered this mermaid. The outfit had to be different. Draco realized that they’re a merprincess and it’d  be strange for a princess to wear the same outfit every time unless it’s some sacred princess outfit( which the original most certainly was not). In the new more royal outfit the crest kinda looks like the USB symbol but it’s supposed to be trident-like. If anything they ripped off tridents. It also has that classic seashell bikini so it’s like traditional for mermaids. Anyway the lack of royalness in the first picture can be explained by her lack of enthusiasm towards the whole royalty thing. Like an Arya but will less sweet sweet murder killing action. So the whole scene is of a birthday celebration, the royal parents invited or payed all these characters from across the  continent in hopes of entertaining the merprincess but they’re just like “Naw. I’ll take another Sparkle Star”. Also all the drinks are from VA-11 HALL-A. Cobalt Velvets were Draco’s favorite drink but it is served in a glass that looks like it was made by Draco when they made him use the pottery wheel. Give Draco some clay and a knife and it’s fine but add a wheel and only tragedy will remain. Anyway the only thing that’s really changed design wise aside from the outfit is the hair which is slightly done up more. There was probably some effort put into attending but it most likely involved a lot of sighing. She really does have impressive tail strength though. Clap clap clap.

So compared to the other two this is both shorter and longer. Shorter for each character but longer word count wise. Also Orphan Black kept being on. And then Draco wanted all the Steam Stickers. Draco expects no complaints because this took forever and then more forever. Draco even had to update the map with names. Draco had preciously only used the colors assigned. The “blue country neighbors green” sort of thing. Then Draco was reading and some areas had to be specific cardinal directions from other areas based on previous writing. Luckily Photoshop is a magical program. The six rather than five bit was rough but manageable because they weren’t from CynarqolastalidaBgork.

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The names of some of them may change because Draco came up with them spur of the moment but they probably won’t. The more you say something like this the more official it will inevitably become. Draco had more to say but Draco went to sleep mid paragraph. It was probably about how Draco hasn’t named any of the characters yet. Draco did have an idea but it’s even more work. Let’s name them now!

So for our Elven Harpist Draco has pulled up two of those elf names with meanings generators and we’ll try mixing some.

So Gannel seems to mean harp. Seems pretty reasonable. The available suffixes seem to be -iel -wen -dess -neth -gwend.

Ganneliel, maybe Ganniel.

Gannelwen just sounds silly.

Ganneldess?

Ganneth? Absolutely not.

Gannelgwend?

Laer appaerently means song; we could add that in.

Gannelaeriel might have too many syllables.

Gennelaereth is fine but doesn’t really feel like HER name, ya know?

Lind means music!

Lindlaereth? Music song.

How about Laeriel? Too much like Larry? Probably.

Linddess? Draco googled it and apparently a potentially camgirl already grabbed it. Draco isn’t going to click the links and all it says is Linddess 26. Oh also something called “Sexytime Mecha Linddess”. So no.

Laerdes is someone on DeviantArt who exclusively draws elves it would seem.

How about Nelindes? It has a bit of everything and sounds ok. Draco is excited about it. Apparently in Estonian it means running. That’s fine. So that’s one down. Jeez.

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Miranda comes to mind but apparently a cartoon called W.I.T.C.H had a Miranda.

The problem is thinking of names that Draco doesn’t already have some sort of negative relationship with. Also Tabitha is off the table because Draco already decided the catgirl’s name would be C-Tabitha. Late Spoiler alert.

Has Draco used Sophia for anything yet? But it needs to be all Witchy. Sohfy? Sophea? Maybe just Sophia.

For the Undead Cosplayer, Airah. It’s apparently a real name but Draco was basing it on Cosplayer sounding names. Many cosplayers have usernames that start with A for some reason.

The Ice Sculptor shall be Sculbi. So Scul as in Sculptor and bi as in Bifrost. Admittedly Bifrost is a rainbow bridge and has nothing to do with ice but it has the word frost in it so that’s good enough.

Knife Thrower is tricky.

No direct knife puns or anything.

Précinon? 

Cherkey?

Pearca?

Clovalla? No.

April?

Liltee?

Letje?

It needs to be cute but also a name.

Draco asked his mom. Sienna Roan. That’s the suggestion not Draco’s Mom’s name. It’s a good suggestion. We shall go with that. Knife throwers name is now Sienna Roan. Yay!!!

And lastly the merprincess is named Persimanny Yartiza Tavalih. Draco’s thought process was the feminine version of Percival but they ended up not really working out. Eventually Draco remembered persimmons exist but that’s hardly a name so Persimanny. The only result for Persimanny was a person asking if it’s too spunky. That’s perfect, ya know?

Wow that took forever. Multiple Orphan Blacks passed. The season had only just begun when Draco started this. It was like episode 2 or 3. So many characters. Kinda like Orphan Black. They sure do have lots of characters on that show.  Most of these though are just side characters at best and none of them are played by Tatiana Maslany. It was probably a good idea to fix up the map and the national lore. If you’re wondering why two of the nations didn’t get a character well you’d be wrong because there’s another secret continent slightly ofscreen so that’s three characters. Plus there is a underworld because clearly everyone has it too well and they need to suffer. That’s not even counting the secret secrets either. Anyway for the ones you knew about, well Sildurenth was mentioned previously and while it still technically exists, mostly because Crotor allows it kinda like how countries sometimes tolerate royalty even after they have no power.  As for Slimera they do have bubble parties but the star of those is the bubbles. Speaking of tolerating, Draco is getting pretty tired of autocorrect horribly changing the meaning of sentences. Grrr. Next time this needs to be shorter.

Anyway here, here, and here are the lists. Draco would like to do more of these. If you’d like to try, here are Draco’s latest roles. If Draco has the time to do this again, these will probably be the numbers used. Not even Draco knows the resulting archetype combination yet.

1st: 10!

2nd: 32!

3rd: 1…!

Since there are three now instead of two feel free to drop one if you don’t like it.

 

 

 

Welp and Stickers

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Draco’s horoscope said this will be a bad time for inspiration but if Draco can work through it that’ll be golden. They did not use those exact words but that’s essentially the gist. They used significantly more words to say the above repeatedly. That’s exactly what all of Draco’s English teachers said not to do. Draco is shocked how utterly uninspired he feels. Before this Draco was writing a review of a game but Draco was just not into it. Those probably need to be written in one sitting to just get the thoughts out but still Draco should feel better about it. EVEN THIS. Draco is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO tempted to just delete this entire paragraph. Before this Draco did a sketch and only did the skeleton. You know what sort of character has a skeleton? Most of them. It usually isn’t the distinguishing feature.

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Draco got some of these tiny Gundam model kits. FYI Draco has resorted to talking about stuff on his desk. Oh and not the cute chibi SD ones but just tiny regular ones. Draco would tell you the scale but Draco couldn’t read the box at all. They are pretty cheap and semi-blindbox-y. Draco likes them for some reason. Draco doesn’t like the “putting them together” part. Draco doesn’t like how they did 10% paint( 80% the natural plastic color) 10% stickers. You need to go either all or nothing when it comes to stickers. They cute though.

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Draco has some photos to post but Draco wants to edit them and when Draco goes to do that Draco does the draw draw instead. That’s probably a run on sentence but Draco doesn’t know where you’d break that without making it sound bad. Also that whole, want to delete the post thing is still going on. It’s like a pressure on Draco’s head that says no. The no pressure. Draco is going to go read! See you in exactly one line of space because the passage of time will be differently conveyed to you. Actually Draco adds pictures after writing so it’ll be a gif of a clock.

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Draco did the reading and the sleeping. Draco isn’t feeling totally uninspired anymore BUT that’s a problem. That was the central premise of this post. Draco does have literal head pressure but Draco’s already done a post on that. Anyway this post is kinda in a paradoxical space. Draco’d explain how but, you know, head pain. And now it’s been another day. It’s consistently getting worse and yet somehow better.

Sleeping on the Future and Rich Tiny Animals.

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So if you remember Draco had some numbers in the last posts and they correlated with another character that Draco said he’d make. Draco did that. It took a while. Mainly because Draco is doing Mermay still. It would have been easy to just put a tail on the character buuuuuuuuut Draco did not. Draco didn’t have a good reason for it. Draco just went with the flow and admittedly the first few versions were really bad but the final one was just like a lightning bolt of exactly correctness. You can’t fight a lightning bolt well. Anyway Draco shall now proceed to use too much page space to remind you what the numbers were.

4!

40!

37!

So our archetypes are:

Beady-Eyed Loser

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This is arguably not an archetype in and of itself. This is a tool to say this character is not stunningly beautiful in a world where all faces are kinda samey. It’s slightly similar to scientists who have spiral glasses or sometimes eyes to denote that they are loopy. At minimum they have small eyes and some trait that makes them different from the average person. They are either a background character or they get portrayed in a more positive light because harping on how ugly a character in the main cast is would make the creator seem like a pointless bully.

Samaritan

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The list probably meant Good Samaritan based on the description of “does good deeds wherever he goes” and we shall go with that. It should be noted that Good Samaritans can be anyone; not just exclusively guys. Also Bad Samaritans exist as well. The Good Samaritan just can’t help helping. If you need a shirt on your back and they don’t have a shirt either they will peel the skin off their back and make it into a shirt for you. If you tell them you don’t want to wear their creepy skin shirt they’ll go out and sell their kidney so they can buy you a shirt. If you find the shirt doesn’t suit your sense of fashion they’ll sell the other kidney. They are just really good people. This usually comes at expense to themselves though not always. They tend to receive nothing but hardship and friendship for their deeds. If they end up becoming villains they still retain their need to help others which can be weird. They are the type to act honorable even though they have bad intentions. Say they are in a fight with the hero and the hero trips on a convenient vine. The Good Samaritan villain will help the hero up and may even offer a couch and some ice so they can rest their leg. The Good Samaritan is genuinely good even when they’re bad.

Herald

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The herald kicks off the story. The herald could be a person or a piece of paper in a trash can. Anything can be the herald. It could be as simple as a person showing up and saying “do this thing”. Maybe the Herald burns down your village. Maybe the Herald is a disease and the cure is only found in some faraway place. The Herald is the call to action sometimes personified. When personified and not evil they tend to have some sort of wisdom though not necessarily because as previously stated a signpost can do their job excellently.

Here’s Draco’s character.

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She is mostly triangles and circles which says she is probably friendly and dynamic. Her pose is full to the brim with sass and confidence so that assumption would be right. Just look at that big toothy grin and exposed shoulder. Her clothing doesn’t fit the architecture of the sub-par background buildings and her hair is a metaphorical birds nest but she doesn’t seem bothered by it. She is truly an avatar of confidence.  She also isn’t bothered by an actual animal nesting in her hair. There must be a lot of kindness behind those tiny, slightly bloodshot and baggy eyes. But considering her larger than normal smile and tiny tired eyes she has probably seen some things that have negatively affected her mental state. We’ll know for sure once we get into her backstory.

It supposedly helps a person fall asleep to review the days events. Serafine Dowrvix can’t be sure if that would help her because every time she’d to fall asleep she has been bombarded by snippets of the future. From her first time closing her eyes as an infant all the way every day into adulthood her minds been filled with series after series of events which had not yet happened. Mostly mundane events like walking your cat or drinking muffin batter. Sometimes it would be people who needed help. Sometimes it was a tree. It was mostly confusing but Serafine grew up with it and it didn’t really keep her up or anything. That is until one night when for the briefest of moments the snippets were darker. They were sights that would make a mortician charge extra. Serafine was distraught at first. a moment didn’t provide enough information to help all these poor people. But Serafine wasn’t the type to give up. If she didn’t know enough to make us of her gift she’d just have to learn! So began a journey to see as many sights and help as many people as possible.If she couldn’t yet make the future better she might as well improve the present. Off the beaten path she discovered the site of one of her gruesome murder visions. After some successful detective work and unyielding enthusiasm she determined the murder had not occurred yet. Through patience and the ability to stand in place Serafine confronted and then chased off the murderer moments before the event would occur. The victim, a small greatbear named Lanstrom Garsideon, was predictably thankful. The two proceeded towards Lanstrom’s summer cottage so that he could properly compensate his rescuer. ALAS! the cottage was covered in murderers! it seems the first thug was hired by Lanstrom’s Uncle Gidyawnt, and Gidyawnt really wanted the family fortune. An arrangement was struck on the fly; Serafine would provide a place of residence and Lanstrom would spend as much of his money as possible before being murdered( Some of which would go to helping Serafine on her journey( It would mostly go to one of Lanstroms many vices)). Now rich, Serafine loaded Lanstrom into a nest she’d fashioned from her hair and snuck off towards adventure!

Bet you’d have never guessed Serafine is a name that people have. Draco has never met one. Turns out it does exist. It’s also not really possible to be the herald of your own backstory so Draco just assumes that this is her story but she could appear in other stories as a herald. She’d be like a blithesome Gandalf. Gandalf isn’t the herald of his backstory but he certainly is in the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings. Draco isn’t sure when the seeing the future idea happened but it makes a plausible explanation for having such tiny pupils. People burdened with visions of the future like this are usually mad but Draco figured since people tend to learn to live with things that she’d be relatively fine. The idea for an animal in her hair came pretty early but considering she is a Good Samaritan who feels such a compulsion to help others the idea for a rich and self-centered animal popped up. Draco imagines the that she changes the type of hat she wears ever so often, so she’ll know about when something will happen if she sees herself. The kimono was because of a mermay outfit but it works. The pattern could serve the same purpose as the funny hats even though the entire premise is slightly flawed. She doesn’t sleep well. Draco probably would have made an old greek tale seer but the Good Samaritan bit made her significantly more chipper and in the design process she just ended up really confidant. It’s probably not the best fit but her positivity just seems more compelling than some crone spitting out typewritten monkey scratch fortunes. Draco would root for her. Since she has that blithersome Gandalf thing going on she could conceivably Herald many stories as a cameo gueststar. When Draco does more of these maybe Serafine will be the herald for those stories.  Hopefully the next character has star power instead of support power.

Now to draw 3 new numbers! Remember you can find the lists here, here, here.

1st: 17!

2nd: 44!

3rd: 6!

Since there are three now instead of two feel free to drop one if you don’t like it. Draco’s really excited to find out the amazing combination these numbers can make!

 

The Ghosts of Shame and Rebellions are Built on Hope!

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The other day someone said to Draco, “what is an archetype?”

That’s not important though. That’s just the intro. So Draco went to go get a list of archetypes. Draco picked out two lists. After writing this paragraph Draco found a third more sensical list from tvtropes but Draco added this into the middle of said paragraph so the following portion won’t acknowledge that at all.  Next Draco absorbed the descriptions of these archetypes through an ancient technique called reading. Theeeeeeeen Draco came up with an idea. Using the power of numbers and generators of such Draco picked two numbers at random. The first number was

52!

 

But then Draco had to go obtain the second number. What do you think it’s going to be? It’s a number greater than 1 and less than 60. The answer is

37!

So after obtaining the numbers Draco went to that corresponding archetype and jotted it down in notepad. Theeeeeeeeeeeen Draco designed a character with aspects of these archetypes.

So our archetypes are:

Shana Clone

A petite young lady from a background where “petite young lady” is something a person would actually say. So she’s rich or at the very least has a general air of upper class. She generally treats others according to their perceived class( i.e. extremely polite to the king, extremely dismissive of the peasant) and is prone to violent outbursts. So she’s the type of tsundere that thinks it’s ok to assault people any time she’s mad but she has an actual reason to think she’s important(status). Not a good reason but you know. She also has long hair and at least some bangs.  Oh and stockings. That is important for some reason.

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Rebel/ Revolutionary

The Rebel/ Revolutionary rebels/ revolts.

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They are driven to fight something. That sounds vague but the rebel could be rebelling against a postal worker. “They think they’re so important. Well now I’ve set up online money paying or whatever. If only I weren’t also rebelling against technology. I’d know what it’s called. Enemy of my enemy but they’re all still my enemy!”. More than likely they are trying to overthrow an oppressive organization who commits crimes against humanity( or whatever. Centaurmanity?). They probably do their fighting with weapons but they could fight with song and/or dance. Generally they have a cause but sometimes they don’t. Their tends to be a direct relationship between the oppressor and the rebel. The rebel doesn’t just decide to be a rebel because “Justice”. Usually it’s stuff like “You guys killed almost everyone in my town” or “you shot my dog and me and left us for dead.” and now the rebel and their cyborg dog are going to rouse the local malcontents and help them burn your house down you monster. They probably don’t have anything more than a logo as opposed to some sort of military uniform. They may have some sort of ancient relic which symbolizes like “freedom”, “the one true king”, etc. Scars are likely. They probably wear a headband and desaturated blue or green is probably part of their color-scheme.

Here is Draco’s character.

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As you can see, she has her arms crossed and wears a face of disapproval. Her clothes are okay but it’s not a full on princess motif. The stockings are obscured by the coat but they exist. One thing she has rebelled against is pants. Her hair is fairly straight but it’s not as if her lady in waiting brushes each strand 10000 times. Draco tried several variations without the bangs like that but full bangs work the best. The ombre is just cute and also it’s pretty common for there to be rebels with their hair dyed so it works. You may have noticed a big scar on her face but do not worry it’s part of her backstory and doesn’t hurt at all. There were going to be more scars but simple is usually best. Her face is fairly angular while essentially everything else is a square.  There are some circular aspects but you get that she’s fairly uptight. As for that backstory,

There once was a glorious empire, The Sildurenth Empire, it never oppressed anyone and had absolutely no problems. It was the age of King Rotel the Easily Deposed. There was not one living soul who hated King Rotel. Unfortunately for King Rotel, Deathmaster Cy, Vverseer of the  Unending Nation of Paxaac, was not a living soul. Using the arcane power of pointing out obscure laws everyone forgot about Deathmaster Cy forced King Rotel into stepping down. So began the reign of Deathmaster Cy the Creepy Dead King Who Has a Kinda Cute Sister. It was an age of darkness. Arguably because of clouds but mostly because of tyranny. King Rotel, long after having children, died of food eating. His eldest son Bereut The Mostly Ignored, used his strategic genius and overwhelming charisma to assemble an army to take back the kingdom. Righteously he marched through hordes of undead and freed the entire southern region. Deathmaster Cy the Creepy Dead King Who Has a Kinda Cute Sister claimed it was fine since it’s not like any of his soldiers died and that it’s hard to find anyone who wanted to maintain the supply lines to that region anyway so why not just ignore it but clearly it was fear of Bereut The Mostly Ignored’s might sword! Later he died of gout. Now all that stands in the way of darkness is Bereut The Mostly Ignored’s daughter, Marya the Yet To Be Titled. She shall wield her years of intense training and her families sword to vanquish all who stand in her way as the one true Queen! She has already recovered the royal circlet of arcane might and made strong alliances with nations to the west and to the east. Soon the dead shall be returned to their accursed island. Glory to Sildurenth!

So Ya Marya is under a lot of pressure to live up to her ancestors and also not secretly be a complete and total failure like her father and grandfather before her. Not only was she completely sheltered from the “war” with her father because the enemy is scary/ icky but she also wasn’t taught how to run a successful revolution and was only minimally taught how to run an ineffective one. Sure she can tell you all about the logistics and list the middle names of every lord and lady of the land but her sword was made for swinging and no one bothered to show her how to do more than holding it. Well it was actually made to hang on a mantle but you know… Her royal circlet was sent to her by Cy on the day of her father’s death but since it’s fairly important it literally hangs on her head as a constant reminder of her grief, her shame, her enemy, and her responsibility. As such she can be a bit angry and she never really learned how to handle her emotions spending all day with her narcissistic father. The scar on her face was originally something she painted on herself in one frustration one day and now she has to keep putting it on to avoiding convincing everyone she’s a fake. Of course that’s impossible because everyone could tell the first time she did it and no amount of makeup can erase their memories but they all pretend just as they pretended their great king didn’t die trying to swallow a chicken.

Anyway here, here, and here are the lists. Draco would like to do more of these. If you’d like to try, here are Draco’s latest roles. If Draco has the time to do this again, these will probably be the numbers used. Not even Draco knows the resulting archetype combination yet.

1st: 4!

2nd: 40!

3rd: 37!

Since there are three now instead of two feel free to drop one if you don’t like it.

Notice: Draco started writing this and noticed almost every* word was being autocorrected horrendously. Take that as you will. Entire sentences could have been altered under Draco’s nose.

*exaggeration