Omg Sebastian hahah 🔥🔥🙈❤💞😍😍🎤🎼
It kind of freaks me out that apparently there wasn’t a specific term for fancy Santas before Andrew Hussie coined one in Act 6 of Homestuck. They were just lumped in under “Santa Claus figurines”, with no distinction made between fancy and non-fancy varieties. The stupid things are everywhere and nobody ever thought to come up with a word for them until the fucking Humanimals guy needed one for a joke.
So when I was younger, me and a group of friends would play d&d(?) at recess. It wasn’t really d&d, just the closest we could get with the time and resources available to us. Our motto was: “If seducing it doesn’t work, cannibalism might.” This wasn’t even when we were under attack (tho we did it then as well), we tried this on some old lady’s corps in a graveyard.
The most serious characters were me, a witch who kept forgetting I could use magic, and one of my best friends who was a bard.
The other characters were:
- A barista who would throw rocks a stuff and then it would go on fire for totally unrelated reasons
- A gnome
- A dragon cat hybrid (who we resurrected with pixie dust back when it was a normal cat, then it became a dragon cat for whatever reason)
and some people that I can’t remember.
Some wields things that happened:
- Two party members (the barista and another one) spent three sessions trying to kill me because I murdered 500 turtles (they were assholes)
- Someone rolled four consecutive 20s for flirting, so he fucked four zombies.
- Someone tried to eat an old lady’s corps
- We killed drunk Santa Claus, and freed some enslaved elves
We were an interesting bunch of kids.
Well many fantasy stories have villains, and this one is no exception. There was a race of large, invisible, seemingly soulless mountain men named Awgwas who typically acted in a sort of shoulder-devil role. And they despised Claus, because with someone willing to spend time with children and give them something to happily occupy their time, they were suddenly a lot less likely to act out and be naughty. So they decide that the toy maker has got to go. But with Claus being rescued the first couple of times they tried kidnapping him, they decide to take a far worse tactic… stealing his toys!
Well this really was a problem, as Claus couldn’t get his presents to the wee ones anymore, and was left with nothing to do but sit in home and make more for… someday. Which was pretty depressing, all things told. Eventually Ak decided it was time to step in, and told the Awgwas to knock it off. Negotiations kinda broke down after that, and war was declared between the Awgwas and Ak’s immortals. The Awgwas actually managed to raise an impressive force, with three-eyed giants and fire-breathing dragons and long-clawed goblins. The immortals on the other hand had fairies and nymphs with pointy sticks and wands.
Yeah, this was kinda one-sided… because the Awgwas were trying to fight IMMORTALS. There weren’t any Awgwas left after that fight. And I think I may have found an early example of why you don’t bring a dragon to a fairy fight. Who knew Pokémon was just telling it like it is?
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Carrie Claus and her ‘friend’ Seth! Carrie is best friends with Ingrid and met Seth through her. Ever since she started living a double life as an assassin (in her demon form), Carrie’s been secretly spending tons of time in Hell. Seth developed a crush on her but she doesn’t know it. He often…tries to show off to impress her (since he’s horrible at flirting LOL)
Carrie notices his awkward behavior and finds him amusing. BUT that doesn’t mean she isn’t enjoying his company. ADDED CHIBIS TOO!💕❤️
I can’t get the thought of Santa Claus as a communist so I just see this strong large Santa Claus￼ with tattoos about the USSR and winter clothes so could someone draw this for me?
Right, back to Santa commentary. The next couple of chapters involve kids coming for toys. The first is a little girls who gets terrified of the toy of Shiegra, leading Claus to decide that he better stick to cute creatures from now on.
Way to ruin things for everyone else kid. We could have had a Christmas Lion tradition, but noooooo…
The next is a princess with accompanying guards. Claus is a little reluctant to give her a toy, as she already has a lot of things like real animals and caretakers, and he’s having to make a lot of toys as it is. He decides to consult with the Fairy Queen about this, and is told that no matter what their station all children naturally want to play, and he’s, like, the only toy maker. So Claus ends up making the princess his first doll, modeled after his other mother Necile, who is apparently less frightening than a lion. And so we see as mentioned in the song, he doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor, he loves you just the same.
madelaine and christmas
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Heavy Metal Magazine #297 (Variant Cover) (2020)
[this painting “Père Noël Extraterrestre” was originally created for the Sci-Fi TV by the French advertising agency BETC in 2007]
Oh, Darkling!: Merry Freaking
Transformers RPM Leadfoot found at thrift! I don’t really collect bayverse TFs anymore but I DOOOOOO collect RPMs. Love them. happy to add this Robot Santa Clause to my collection.
Tropic Filthy Animal
This is weird. A promise, that I actually kept. Huh. As I said in the post about I Lost My Body (2019), I’m gonna watch Netflix 2D movies, because I love 2D movies and I want to support them. But I’m talked about it there and I don’t want to repeat myself. And it’s here if you want to read it: A few words about I Lost My Body
I can finally say, that I watched Klaus (2019) and I loved it. Yes, I watched it, because it was nominated for the Oscars, which makes me smile every time I think about it. This movie is beautiful and very original, which is hard to say when it comes to Christmas animations.
Also, that review gonna contain *SPOILERS*, so watch out.
I’m gonna start with the world created for this story. It’s wow. It’s scary and fun in its way. You can see, they took inspiration from some classics. Probably. I can feel some Grinch vibe, but a slight one. It’s bad and that’s great because it makes it more fun, to see this world, people, turn good. And it’s commenting race war in some way, I don’t know, don’t quote me on this one. I’m just gonna point quickly what I liked about it: big post-school, a big, old fella living on the other end of the island and having a warehouse full of toys, and a town full of grinches.
About the characters, they are likable. I loved Klaus (voiced by J. K. Simons himself! what is this?), his like Hagrid, a big, old, lovely, giant guy, but with toys instead of magic. It was wonderful to watch him change Jesper’s whole perception of the world. And Jesper, I liked him, not a lot, but still. He was a good pick for the main character. He reminded me of Kuzco, a lot actually. And last, but not least, the third “main” character, Alva. She was less fun in the first half and then she got more and more likable, throughout the whole movie. It’s especially great, to watch them three working together in the third act before Jespers almost ruins everything… Ans the not-speaking-english girl, she was so cute. It was heartwarming to see her get a toy finally, after that kind of determination.
The story tho, I think it’s great. Despite many inspirations, intentional or not, that I pointed out, that story is very original. I could even say, the movie has that magical vibe of storytelling, that Brave (2012) had. And that’s also great. Because watching a Christmas animation, that isn’t two the same movies remade every year is great. And, I think another “inspiration” it got, was from Solo: The Star Wars Story (2018), which is made better. You know, what I’m talking about. I had fun picking out everything from the Santa Claus legend in this movie. Which is actually an origin story. And a very well done. Okay, it got a bit boring after a while, but it was still fun.
The animation was so, so beautiful. It’s like my eyes got an orgasm. I watched Toy Story 4 the day before and I was amazed because of the quality of the CGI, but this 2D animation is one small step further with its art style. It looks perfect and I really hope to see more projects from that studio on Netflix. Because they fucking deserve this money and a lot more attention. (I just looked it up, they made more 3D then 2D animations, like, SPA Studios, I love you, make more 2D movies. Maybe for Netflix? It will be easier for me to get to them)
One thing I didn’t like. Small thing from the story. The arc, where Jesper was accused of selfness at the end and he almost got of the Island, it was unnecessary. It’s hackneyed.
Spoiler-free from now on.
But that’s all. Except that, the movie fulfilled all of my expectations. It’s gorgeous for the eye, it has lovable characters, great voice acting (again J. K. Simons and Rashida Jones), an interesting world and an entertaining and original story. Keep up the good work SPA Studios.
Dir. Henry Selick
A quick sketch with a forest feel, a little picture of Ub Iwerks, who I look up to, and some excited Norse Mythology supporters during Christmas time.