Happy ZaDr day! @the-hero-of-sass I have been discussing an IZ Mer AU, and we agreed on Zim being an Anglerfish, and Dib being a Blue Marlin (originally a Swordfish, but I wanted him to be more blue and still have the sword thing for his hair).
We’ve been building a plot for it as well! Deep sea fish and freshwater fish are enemies (undecided why? maybe just because they’re different and deep sea fish are just kinda seen as cryptids). Zim is exiled from the deep water for committing numerous crimes against his people (similarly to canon), and Dib happens to be intensely fascinated by the mysterious deep sea fish.
Dib often goes on adventures and pushes himself to go deeper and deeper into the dark ocean until one day, he sees something pink and glowing slowly moving up, and because he’s dumb and curious, he goes closer and it turns out to be Zim, who’s been freshly banished from his home and is super in denial about why he’s not in the deep sea anymore.
Dib pries (Zim won’t share why he’s not in his natural habitat though) until they kinda team up since Dib is out casted for being fascinated by deep sea mers and Zim is exiled, they don’t really have anyone else to be around! Basically, they kinda hate each other a lot at first and bicker all the time, but they also stick together because they’re alone. Bam, enemies to friends to lovers but Fish version. B)
ALSO Sass is literally the reason this is even put together or drawn out so big thank you to her! I had no idea what to draw for ZaDrday and this is what ended up happening :>