Since the mentioning of Andromeda where the Kethosi are mostly stuck in...mentioned in the stories that I have written, I feel it necessary to just talk about the diversity of that galaxy.
I suppose with some of my head cleared, I want to share these ideas with all of you. Now a lot of these races were in fact created prior to the project and I had been working on. And at this time, they were not very important to the story. They still aren't, at least when it comes to this story we're writing together. But Kedzuel in a few instances has mentioned some species that are in the Andromeda Galaxy, one is the Rathanki. These creatures were made from the various notes to make the universe I was creating for the Kethosi themselves to be very colorful.
So, one thing I would point out, there are not many humanoid aliens or (rubber-forehead) Aliens in Andromeda. Actually, I've only made only one species that are clear human-like at least in appearance.
And one person once asked about the actual size of the Kethosi (Space Dragons)...so, I'll state that first.
First up are the Cryo-Ir, who are very pale white with icy blue or minty green tiger like stripes. They are the shortest of the Kethosi, about Kiryuu's height. 50-60 meters tall. Their abilities are heat oriented, manipulating cold.
The Auri, who are the pale gold Kethosi with platinum silver hair are around 65-68 meters tall. Their abilities are healing and light and shadow based. Biokinesis is an Auri's speciality. Trust me, you would want them on board a ship because they can even bring back the dead.
The Lengodo are the middle range Kethosi. Green scaled and 67-70 meters tall. Their abilities are psychokinesis. Mostly telepathy, empathy, and telekinetic with a slight talent for reality warping. Which explains why they also are good Navigators, but make better scientists and biological computers.
Khazabi are the red scaled Kethosi. And they are 70-75 meters tall. They too can manipulate heat, as well as pyrokinesis and minor matter-energy manipulation. However, their actual speciality was industry.
And the largest are the Blitzardi themselves. Ruling subspecies of the Kethosi with a coppery gold coloration. Rage from 79-85 meters, with Kedzuel himself topping at a whopping 90.5 meters tall. His height is unnatural, a side effect of his augmentation to defeat Khan. Before Kedzuel's 90 meter height, Khan himself surpassed many Blitzardi with his 87 meters. And as most of you do already know...and have seen examples of it in the images...Blitzardi are particle and energy manipulators. Mostly electromagnetism as well as a unique ability to convert matter to energy and right back. They are are the reality warpers by nature whereas the other Kethosi must rely on the Array to do what a Blitzardi does naturally. Because they can manipulate matter, they can shape it into any form, which includes their own bodies. They are the perfect shape shifters, who can take on any form, from other sentient creatures to animals, to even just organic materials and inorganic minerals.
The Kethosi are the largest sentient species and their size is not the norm, even in the Andromeda Galaxy. Most other creatures are relatively human sized, or just a little taller or shorter.
So, here we go, the other creatures, sentient.
I took some influence in Star Wars, when I saw a very diverse groups of sentient species. Though I am more of a Star Trek fan, I wanted to stray away from the usual rubber-forehead aliens. Want to make your humans aliens? Just add some weird crest upon their foreheads, thicker body hair, strange colored eyes, or pointed ears. Maybe a tail or two.
Granted there was a reason for this, Star Trek in its infancy was limited to budget. As well as when they did use strange alien creatures, it was either an awkward puppet or very badly put on make-up which made it difficult for the actor to act in it. And also we humans in general have a hard time to relating to something that don't have similar recognizable facial expressions as we do. (It explains the eyebrows and the Disney-like look of the Kethosi.) Star Wars could take the same budget used to create one season of Star Trek and splurge to make better looking aliens who are truly alien in appearance. Jabba the Hutt, people.
So, here we go.
First we have the actual humanoids. I mean they look human as human as can be. It's just that their skin color is a bit off.
The Jentari, race of very tall, slender humanoids who have varying shades of gray as a skin pigment, rather than the usual human shades of brown. Range from stark, nearly white, to a slate gray with black hair from straight to curly and red eyes. They are taller than normal humans, nearly topping off at 3 meters.
Then there are the Solarisans, who are relatively humanoid, as humanoid looking as the Thundercats are. They are humanoid feline-like people, without tails. And they are short, one and a half meters tall with furry colorations that are similar to tabby cats, orange, gray, sometimes black and black eyes.
The Edanoi are nearly 3 meter tall, saurian creatures. Basically they are similar to the deinonychus in appearance with a more human-like torso and opposable thumbs. They are blue or green scaled. And they are also covered in feathers. And much like the Kethosi, the Edanoi are six-limbed, having a pair of feathery wings on their back. They cannot fly, but are capable of a lengthy, supported glide.
The Rathanki are actually rodent like creatures, but very large rodents. And they stand nearly 4 meters tall. They are also voracious breeders, who can populate a planet much faster than any other creatures. The Kethosi specifically treat them like vermin, or a bacterial disease despite their sentience. They aren't bright either.
Then we have the Onolaans. The Onolaans are actually gigantic single-celled amoeba-like, sentient species with varying colors of gold, orange, and red. They are nearly 10 meters in diameter when stretched completely out, but they can compact themselves. Basically, they are intelligent blobs, and are quite friendly despite their maddening appearance. An Onolaan served as a runner for the rebellion against Khan, gathering supplies and information. Onolaans are very good at bartering and trade. And some of them are captains of ships called Highliners, recreational touring ships basically. And they love to have a good time. Since I wrote down a few notes, I think of the non-Kethosi species in Andromeda, the Onolaans are probably one of the most fleshed out. The Onolaan who helped the resistance was a special friend to Kedzuel, named Omaar. He served the part of the friendly bartender for the resistance as well as a space pirate and ganster. Kedzuel could always count on Omaar to get much needed supplies for the resistance, though with a price. But the fee was well worth it.
I thought I would give some examples of Kethosi ranks and titles, both military, civilian, and the Aristocracy.
A’shaxru’hashi Xi Kedzuel Draconis
Ru’hashi Your Majesty, Highness (in reference to the Emperor)
Man’pidux Grand Duke
Maq’isyos Barron, Earl, Viscount
V’saeli King, Planetary Governor
C’karelarios High Chancellor
L’blitzardi Kyoxi Blitzardi Aristocracy
Synaedi Kethos Kethosi High Council
L’ngsiore Navigator (ship captain)
Episma’timago Field Captain
Geu’los Colonel, Major
I thought I'd just mess around with the language to create proper titles. However, when talking to other characters in English, they primarily use Earth-like titles. And this makes sense due to the fact that the Kethosi shared their culture with humans.
Still fighting the Deadness
I am drawing Kedzuel just to see if I can break away from the artistic death I've suffered lately.
It is clinical depression. Things that make me happy, bring me joy, has lately felt like ashes.
Drawing an image of Kedzuel...just after he destroyed a Reaper...but I want to show what I'm feeling through him. This warn, tied, expression.
And show what it looks like when he's extended and strained too much of his power.
What happens is...pretty much...
He goes from looking like this...
To looking a little bit more like this...
Silver hair isn't caused by age in Blitzardi. It's caused by stress and straining too much of their electromagnetic powers. It causes the color to be stripped from the hair follicles. Kedzuel's own silver streaks is caused by him exerting himself. Exerting the godly power that he has. He becomes more efficient at it, but in the end, he pretty much looks like his uncle.
And become very, very powerful, but hopefully not mad.
I figured that since he is getting a lot of stress lately, it's time to change his hair color a bit more.
Look, guys, I realize that you all are trying to be helpful and suggest ways of fixing my computer or offer parts and such, but let me tell you something.
You all are assuming A LOT if you think I am running a PC when I do my artwork.
A whole lot.
Half of you probably don't know which operating systems most Mac users are currently using right now. So, I know that any advice you all want to give me is going to be useless.
Now, excuse me, I need to contact Adobe so they can allow me to cross platform my photoshop so I can install it into this....after I've cleaned off most of the junk, reinstall my wacom drivers, and find a way to convert this keyboard to a japanese one so I can do my signatures without having to buy some program to do that with.
Because my Mac, I didn't need a program for that, I just set it up in Dashboard.
I need to let you all know that my computer has died. I'm using a back up but this computer I'm using does not have my drawing software on it.
So, I don't know when I'll be able to start back making artwork. It might be a while.
I give you all, Michael Bay.
Yeah. The NC is right, when he has nothing, no explosions, no waving the American Flag, no giant robots fighting, no boobs swinging, not even a script...he's....
Grimlock, what do you think about all of this?
Grimlock: Me Grimlock know words better than Fleshy Director-bot. What can me say about movies? Me Grimlock like big explody things! But after a while, big explody things get boring. You know, Me Grimlock might want to start watching Gone With the Wind. Cuz it not only have Big Explody things and Fleshy-bots running scared, it also has actual dialog that stimulates Grimlock's core processors. More than what Bay-bot ever had. Besides, me Grimlock like Butler-bot. Me Grimlock not give a damn too. But me Grimlock cried when Fiddle-ee-dee-bot finally said she wanted to go home. Me Grimlock miss home too. Me Grimlock want Cybertron! *starts crying*
Aw, it's okay, Grimlock.
Grimlock: And me Grimlock will watch Wizard of Oz. Me Grimlock got a little teary-eyed at Dorothy-bot when she sang pretty song about rainbows. Oh, me Grimlock gonna cry again!
So, what you're saying is a lot of the classics had a bit more substance than today's movies now, huh, Grimlock?
Grimlock: Yup. Me Grimlock like old movies.
Any movies you like from today, though?
Grimlock: Me Grimlock like...um...Lego Movie. It was fun to watch. Oh, and Pacific Rim had all the explody things too, but made it fun to watch. And Me Grimlock like How to Train your Dragon-bot. But me Grimlock can't get that song from Frozen out of head.
You mean Let it Go?
Grimlock: No, don't say that! Please! Me Grimlock can't take earworm again!
Really, seriously?! There are times where I wish this planet would blow the fuck up. Because if I am going to die, I wanna take a lot of the assholes that I've dealt with today with me.
Trust me, there aren't enough curse words in the English Language for the type of day I've had. Or the Spanish, or the Japanese languages.
Let's face it there aren't enough curse words in the entire multitude of Human Languages to describe my day. Maybe we need to bring in some aliens to remedy that. Does anyone know any Klingon?
qatlh vaj QIp? QIp! bID yab ghaj ghaH bopummeH Hab Quch.
Made me feel a little better. Qapla'!
So, apparently, when Cameron re-released the Titanic in 2012, marking its 100th Anniversary, a bunch of teenage girls were shocked to learn that the not only the Titanic was in fact a real ship. The RMS Titanic, was a mail carrying ship who just so happened to have passengers on board as it traveled from England to New York in its route to deliver mail from England to the Americas.
Which is kinda normal for back then. Passenger liners had passengers board who knew that the ship was going their way, and it was a way to make extra money to allow passengers on board and not just mail cargo.
So, yeah, apparently the sinking of the Titanic was never included in history classes for some of these American teenage girls who just thought the movie Titanic was nothing more than a movie, and not loosely based on an actual tragedy.
I guess I was one of the ones who was lucky to learn about the Titanic since when I was a little girl, I read news reports and was told about how they began to amount an underwater expedition that would uncover the resting place of the ship during the mid to late 80s. Which the movie was again loosely based and or referenced to.
I'm not shocked they didn't learn about this in class, I'm just shocked that these teenagers' curiosity wasn't hot enough to make them look up information on the Titanic on the Internet after they gushed over how romantic the movie is.
Though, however when there are movies like Titanic: The Legend Goes On that had a rapping dog, and The Legend of the Titanic, which included giant, talking Octopus named Tentacles and everyone surviving and keeping a conspiracy secret...I can now see why many these days think the actual sinking of the actual RMS Titanic was fictional. Seriously, those animated movies are literally an insult to anyone who had relatives who died on that boat. And a further insult is The Legend of the Titanic has a sequel.
All you have to do is look at this picture...
IS IT STUPID, YET?! IS IT? IS IT?!
People, this is why we can't have nice things.
Other things that happened in 1912. Arizona and New Mexico became our 47th and 48th states. We wouldn't be adding anymore states until 1959. Which meant both my mother and my aunt grew up with only 48 states during their childhood.
People from San Francisco, this is the year the Bay to Breakers is born.
And things were starting to boil a bit in Europe that led to World War I happening. World War I happened two years later.
By the way, Teenagers. World War I really happened to. So did World War II. And the first usage of a nuclear weapon happened at the later half of World War II.
Here's the link to the page I found...
Brad Jones: It's hard to get mad at this movie when there are giant robots riding giant dinosaurs.
Ye..ye...yeah...you got me there.
So, I have Grimlock here and I gotta ask, what happened to Shia LeBeouf?
Grimlock: Me Grimlock flicked LeBeef-bot off set. Paper grocery bag and all Then Slag ate him. Gave Slag indigestion.
By the way guys, LeBeouf is French for the Cow.
So, this movie was stupid. Like really stupid. But...it actually tasted good for being so bad for me. It's like what Brad said, this was the Baconater dipped in maple syrup served on top a bowl of big lard.
It's horrible, unhealthy, but tastes good, right?
Grimlock: Me Grimlock had no lines! Fleshy Director-bot gave Swoop two lines. ME GRIMLOCK LEADER! Me deserve more lines! Grimlock no get personal trailer either.
Yeah, for how they were hyped up the ass, it was the last 30 minutes. OF A MOVIE THAT WAS TWO HOURS AND FIFTEEN MINUTES LONG!
Again, it focuses more on the humans than the Transformers. And I don't mind that, but the story of these aliens from another planet gets lost over evil Black Ops Kelsey Grammer (who didn't look like Grammar) and rich inventor dude who was cutting Cybertronians up for parts. Oh, they were Decepticons. No they weren't, some of them were Autobots.
First scene of us seeing a Transformer, it was fucking Ratchet, and he got gutted by Lockdown, who was a bounty hunter hired by the fucking Quintessons to bring Optimus Prime back to...I dunno...Unicron? I'm fucking serious. It's obvious who he was referencing when he mentioned the Creators.
Grimlock: Um, fleshy bots don't know Cybertronian history. Me Grimlock tell. Long, ago, there was one Bot and him name Evil Planet-bot.
Unicron, he means Unicron.
Grimlock: Me Grimlock tell story, you shut up! Then, space skulls from Ice Cream Sorbet Nebula cut Evil Planet-Bot into two Planet-Bot, one Good Planet-Bot and one Evil Planet-bot. Um, me Grimlock think it made better sense in context. But, whatever.
Basically the Omniscient being known as the One, or God, or whatever, and his Vok, split Unicron in half to create Unicron v2.0 and Primus. And the Quintessons are stated to have some relationship with these two godly Cybertronians who represent Order and Chaos...and yeah...basically the Quintessons are the beings who built the Cybertronians. The Autobots were created for a purpose of building and manufacturing, while the Decepticons were built for military purposes. Which is why there was a class split. However, I will say that Transformers Prime did a better job of explaining the issue of Classism among Cybertronians.
Grimlock: Quintessons are five-faced squid bots with fleshy squid tentacles that make Grimlock shudder at night. And in original movie, they judged other bots either innocent or guilty, but bots always get same treatment. Fed to shark-bots.
Yeah, that's about it. This quote pretty much tells us who we're up against.
- We are Quintessons! Arrogance is our life’s blood, ambition is our food and drink, but most of all, hubris is the air we breathe!!
These guys. These guys were mentioned in the movie. However, they were not mentioned by name. Unless you were a Transformers Fan, like myself, who know some of the backstory about them...you would have missed it and be wondering who it is that Optimus Prime is gonna hunt down and destroy at the end. But because I'm a Transformers Fan, yeah, I knew who they were referencing a lot on.
So, the Quintessons were mentioned and showed up at the beginning to wiggle a pink, long hand...not tentacle, hand...but still just as nasty, before killing off a bunch of dinosaurs. Pretty much, you have to pay attention to get the backstory of what the fuck just happened.
Because it is very quick. The Quintessons, I dunno under the orders of Unicron, came to Earth and harvested biomass to be transformed into a mineral that would create the first Cybertronians. So, Michael Bay just spliced the Quintessons with Fucking Gravemind! And this is why we don't have dinosaurs anymore. So, the Cybertronians have been around for roughly a hundred million years, or less. Which in some ways make sense, because a lot did happen on Earth evolutionary wise over the course of 65 million years. We tend to overlook that bit, but there was the age of giant birds, the age of mega mammals, that eventually led up to the age of humans. Hell, after the first Ice Age that started when the asteroid dropped, it got hot and humid real quick. It's just that the Earth went through several Ice Ages during the 65 million year span. SEVERAL. Not one, not two, SEVERAL.
There's a reason why the Sahara Desert isn't a lush rainforest anymore.
So, yes, there is a story. FOR ONCE.
However, it's so interspersed through the movie between the drowning of the action scenes and the fact we don't focus on it for so long to even get what the fuck happened, it's hard to see it. But there is one.
For once, it seems Bay is trying. He's trying. Failing, but trying.
Okay, I will say this. Thank god, there's no everyone's an annoying comic relief! No Shia LaBeouf being paid for every syllable he has to say on screen. No, we get some of that from Mark Wahlberg. But, I'll excuse Marky Mark for that. He actually fits in the movie. He's an action movie actor who's made to deliver stupid lines and be in the scene kicking ass. And he's not useless. Unlike Shia LaBeouf's Sam Witwicky. He actually did stuff. He shot Transformers, he protected Prime. Where the fuck was Marky Mark in the other three movies? He would have been a better Sam Witwicky!
Wahlberg was a breath of fresh air to this movie. Honestly, he was made for a movie like this. He was annoying, but I excused it. He almost got a little close to being The Happening Marky Mark, and really, to watch that movie, it's like watching a train wreck. You don't wanna watch, but you can't help it.
However, his daughter, who played Kitara from Last Airbender God, she was just as bad as she was in that movie too.
Grimlock: Slime-bender bot. With Daisy Dukes shorts. Marky Mark-bot had point. Me Grimlock thought short shorts shrink even more.
Yeah, at times, this movie was self aware of the fact we saw Not-Kitara Slimebender as a sexy bimbo to the point where Marky Mark as her father was bitching about it in every scene she was in.
But I will say this. Thank Primus that annoying surfer Texan comic relief character died in act two! Thank you for killing off the comic relief! Thank you!
But this guy dies horribly. I mean, when this stuff like touches him, it burns him and turns into burning skeleton made of metal.
However, I could have lived without the Irish boyfriend and Not-Kitiara. Really.
But some good news. Guess who voiced Galvatron?
Grimlock: Mr. Spock-bot?
No, he voiced Sentinel Prime in the last movie...and butchered that wonderful line he delivered in Wrath of Khan. No, Galvatron was voiced by Frank Welker!
Grimlock: Hurray! Me Grimlock missed Welker-bot. Like all through the movie. Galvatron-bot barely in movie! Me didn't see him on set. Me Grimlock was busy complaining about living quarters. Bay-bot no give Grimlock personal trailer. Samurai-bot got personal trailer! Me Grimlock got bail of hay to lay on. Me gonna complain to Union!
Yeah, I noticed how little Galvatron was in the movie at all. Even far less than Grimlock. Surprised Prime when he spoke. Basically in the movie, the covert ops guys and the subcontractor that they hired to build their robot army...I'm serious...actually were the ones who rebuilt Megatron and turned him into Galvatron. And they called him Galvatron. In the movie, it is stated that Megatron was using them, feeding them info, weaving the threads, which is why I guess they got the name Galvatron from. Because Megs was the one who told them to call him that. And he...looks like Galvatron from Transformers Prime. Who can turn into a truck. Well, he did turn into a truck...an old beat up truck in the last two movies...but yeah...
Grimlock: Megatron look like truck Fred Sanford-bot would drive.
The Autobots...we have the return of Bumblebee, who had to again turn into a beat up old Dodge Charger. Then, he scanned a new Dodge Charger like he did in the first movie to turn into a new Dodge Charger. And we have Hound in this one, voice by...John Goodman. Hound. *face palm*
Actually I face palmed a lot watching this movie.
Ken Watanabe is the samurai-bot.
John Goodman is Hound.
And British spouting Crosshairs voiced by John DiMaggio.
With a long green overcoat. Who didn't say: "BITE MY SHINY METAL ASS!" He didn't say it. You have fucking John DiMaggio voicing a giant robot and you didn't have him talk like fucking Bender? Or say that line? Why? Why didn't you? Wasted moment.
Grimlock: Me Grimlock love Bender! Me agree. Fleshy-bots can bite Grimlock's shiny metal ass too. That is if me Grimlock can find metal donkey for fleshy bots to bite first.
Um, Grimlock, that's not what he means when he says ass.
Grimlock: Oh, what Bender mean then?
Um...*whispers into Grimlock's auditory sensor*
Grimlock: Why me Grimlock want fleshy bots to bite butt? Grimlock want disgusting fleshy-bot mouth no where near that!
But my big issue is that it jumped everywhere.
You had 2 hours and 15 minutes to tell a story. And you had too much story. Sub-plot A, Subplot B, Subplot C.5. I mean.
It's no plot, but lots and lots of subplots. There's the mentioning of the Quintessons, the humans build Galvatron, which was barely focused on, even though THAT should have been the actual movie alone without the fucking Quintessons bounty hunter in it. Why the fuck not just have it focused on Galvatron. I get that they needed something call the Space Seed (face palm) that the Quintessons used to turn all our biomass into the mineral that the subcontractor Stanley Tucci needed to build Galvatron his army.
But Optimus Prime....SHOOTS KELSEY GRAMMER!
Grimlock: Me Grimlock think Prime no like headshrinking-bot.
I'll say this, Optimus Prime was yeah, Stephen fucking Segal in this movie. Before, he's all peace and "Freedom is the right of all sentient beings" and in this one he's fucking had it with us semi-intelligent monkeys. Really. To the point where he just said: "fuck this planet, we're outta here." Not like that, but in the same vein. He had no problems in killing both humans and Cybertronians. Get the hell outta his way.
Though when he was in Mark Wahlberg's garage and mentions that he needed the other Autobots to fix him...two scenes later, he scans an 18 wheeler and he's all better. Well, dropped that plot thread, right?
And where do the Autobots meet? Monument Valley. No, I'm not joking. JASPER, NEVADA!
No, Jack, Miko, or Raf.
No Agent Winston Zeddmore either.
But, yeah, this movie was bad...and I did face palm, but at least it gave us Frank Welker as Galvatron, and no Shia LaBeouf. Or humping dogs. Or the stupid useless parents. Everything we pretty much hated about the other movies, yeah, this one got rid of those. It gave us some new issues, but got rid of the old ones.
Grimlock: Me Grimlock still not get personal trailer. And me Grimlock still not get paid. Prime shield smarts! Director-bot said it rubber. It not rubber! Director bot bad liar! Me Grimlock need new agent.
Well, at least Optimus set you Dinobots all free afterwards.
Grimlock: In China! Me Grimlock don't know Chinese. Too many dialects. Me Grimlock get confused. Which is Mandarin, which is Cantonese? Me Grimlock not know! Me Grimlock don't know how to eat with tiny sticks. Me Grimlock barely even like Chow Mein. Kung Pao Chicken gets stuck in Grimlock's teeth. Prime better come back and pick us up or me Grimlock will go Godzilla in downtown Tokyo!
Tokyo is in Japan.
Grimlock: Whatever. Me Grimlock bad at directions.
I feel like a piece of myself just died. I haven't been writing anything or even drawing anything. I feel unmotivated and I don't know why.
I really don't. So, let's just look at some images that I did in the past.
Close up of Cerenath Khan
Nel, Wrathion, and Lili Stormstout
Conversation with Smaug
there we go.
I might as well do this...
Someone asked me a lot of questions about the customs and culture of the Blitzardi...well, I got one better.
Let's all learn Blitzardi.
Blitzardi itself was a language I started developing in Junior High while helping one of my good friends with her French homework. Though my French sucks.
Mostly because I only know a few phrases because my mother knows French. Spanish is my stronger second language.
Yeah, I learned Spanish, my mother...French. And then my good friend from Argentina who spoke Spanish...was also learning French.
So, I started basing Blitzardi off of a very bad mixture of the various Romance Languages.
How to speak it...it's similar to how one would phonetically speak Italian and Latin.
It's liquid, smooth, but forcefully bouncy.
Just imagine a Blitzardi sitting down and dipping pasta into wine while calling for garlic bread and you'll get an idea of their basic accent.
So, let's have fun with this.
First lesson. How to say a basic "hello".
And it's like you think it is...informal hello/goodbye = Ciao'ma.
Formal Good Morning: Bon'yurno.
Formal Good Afternoon: Bon'seno.
Formal Good Evening: Bon'sue
And parting Good Night: Bon'ci
Special Warrior Blitzardi greeting: L’cande uocalis. (The Thunder calls)
The reply: I’blitzar d'xeis. (The Lightning Answers)
Simple yes: Echeso.
Simple no: Ouita.
Simple understanding sentences.
I know: X'se.
I don't know: X'ni s'pä.
What did you say? Ku'av vu di ma?
Is it you?: X'tua?
Do you speak Blitzardi?: Se l'vu Blitzardi?
Where is he/she?: Kua se lo/le?
Reply: He/she is over there: Lui e lo/le.
Command in combat.
Attack with all weapons!: Atoqh avec tolo l'aemi!
More complicated phrase.
These aliens are strange: L'etranxie e strayano.
And a little insult...
Take that, jackass!: Taek'sa, con-culé!
Actually "con-culé" is a word that isn't really translatable in English...roughly, it means something very nasty.
Another way of using it.
Vigi'te i, con-culé!
Which roughly means "watch thy lazy back" But it's a big insult. Talks about the incompetence of a green-behind the ears rookie soldier who could very well get themselves killed.
A more formal insult among the aristocracy.
Thine protests are profound: T'sui l'gander altzi!
In simple terms, it means: "You talk too much."
But there we go, have fun.
One added thing. Kedzuel's Juggernaut Battle Chariot. It is called the Shi'lithra.
Shi means Death in Blitzardi. Li = to..."thra" is the shorten form of Xhtaethra, which was the name of the Kethosian stellar system parent star. Precisely, it means death to the parent stars, simply it means death to stars. However, "li" can mean to come, and so it means death comes to parent stars...or more verbatim, the stars, whose system of planets currently hold life. Which is what that ship does. It destroys the stars, which causes a massive shockwave that atomizes every planet in the system.
Poetically Shi'lithra means "Death which comes to the light that gives life." The light that gives our world life is our Sun. Imagine what that would mean for us.
Hey guys...when I say "no" to a person who asks permission to use my artwork...insulting me will not endear me to change my mind on my decision....
You are a fucking stuck up bitch, and I would tear your heart out through your asshole....
Does not tell me that the person has inclination of respecting my wishes.
For those of you who haven't noticed.
There it is.
Also, for those of you who have yet to start reading the "Neltharion Saga" whatever...
Just to make sure you guys are able to catch up.
- (CNN) -- The outrage came hard and fast after a 3-year-old girl badly scarred and wearing an eye patch because of a pit bull attack was apparently asked to leave a KFC restaurant because her appearance upset other customers.
- After social media users opened fire on the restaurant, calling for a boycott, the apology from the chain came quickly too.
- The company said it will donate $30,000 to assist with the girl's medical bills.
- "The entire KFC family is behind Victoria," company spokesman Rick Maynard said.
- 'Her face is disrupting our customers'
- Victoria Wilcher was mauled by three pit bulls a few months ago, causing her to need regular medical treatment. After a doctor's visit last week, grandmother Kelly Mullins took the child to a KFC in Jackson, Mississippi.
- "I ordered a large sweet tea and her some mashed potatoes and gravy because she was hungry," Mullins told CNN affiliate WAPT.
- "She was on a feeding tube at the time, but I figured she could just swallow (the potatoes). They just told us, they said, 'We have to ask you to leave because her face is disrupting our customers.' (Victoria) understood exactly what they said."
- Victoria cried all the way home, Mullins said.
- "She's got a lot of surgeries to go through and she won't even look in the mirror anymore," Mullins told WAPT. "When we go to a store, she doesn't even want to get out (of the car). She's 3 years old and she's embarrassed about what she looks like. She's embarrassed and I hate it because she shouldn't be. It ain't her fault."
- Anger online
- Victoria's family recounted the incident in a Facebook page set up to raise money for her medical expenses.
- "Does this face look scary to you?" the family posted on the Victoria's Victories Facebook page. "I personally will never step foot in another KFC again and will be personally writing the CEO."
- The anger spread.
- "As soon as we were notified of this report Friday, we immediately began an investigation, as this kind of hurtful and disrespectful action would not be tolerated by KFC," the company said. "Regardless of the outcome of our investigation, we have apologized to Victoria's family and are committed to assisting them."
- A horrible attack
- Authorities said Victoria was attacked in April while visiting her grandfather, from whom Kelly Mullins is divorced.
- One of the dogs ripped open the front door and two other dogs dragged her into the backyard, WAPT reported.
- The dogs bit the girl all over, but especially on the face. She has severe facial scars and lost sight in her right eye and the ability to move the right side of her face, Mullins told WAPT. She wears an eye patch with a cartoon character on it.
- The three dogs that attacked Victoria were killed. The grandfather, Donald Mullins, and his girlfriend were arrested on child endangerment charges, WAPT reported.
- Meanwhile, the Facebook page got lots of attention, with almost 49,000 "likes" by early Monday morning.
Oh, wait, here's the addendum. I hope that you'll read this to get the REAL STORY!
If anyone was wondering, apparently this isn’t the real story of what happened. According to people in the town, Kelly had approached the store manager to ask that they throw several children out because they were staring at Victoria. Not making fun of her or bullying her, just staring.
After they left, the grandmother started going to every news station she could and told everyone that KFC was mean to them, all the while telling them that she was doing a fundraiser to pay for Victoria’s hospital bills. I hope that none of this is true, but it sounds a little too reasonable for my comfort level.
The manager had no reason to throw them out because they weren’t being openly rude or nasty to the point of unreasonableness, so she refused. Then the grandmother started getting angry because the manager wouldn’t do what she said and became so disruptive that she was the one asked to leave.
At no point did anyone say that they were being thrown out of the store because of the injuries to Victoria’s face. It was all because the grandmother reacted poorly to children showing a natural curiosity over Victoria’s injuries. Maybe the children’s parents could have asked them to stop staring because it was impolite, but according to the stories going around, they weren’t doing anything over the top.
Apparently, this whole thing was due to the fact the grandmother didn't like a bunch of little kids staring at her granddaughter. So, she walked up to the counter, bitched about it, and then the lady said that she could just leave instead rather than making those other kids and their parents leave for staring at the mauled kid.
Okay, kids are going to stare when there is something there that doesn't look right to them. That's what they do. There's something different, they are going to look. And they are going to ask questions.
They're gonna say things like...
"Mommy, what's wrong with that little girl's lip?"
"Daddy, why does that little girl have to eat through a tube?"
"Mommy, why does she have an eyepatch?"
Again, I'm with the little kids here...on the staring. I'm OCD, I am also going to stare. The thing is here is that the grandmother needs to build a thicker skin and just live with the fact that this is what will happen when you take a kid out somewhere that looks different.
Also, honestly, this could have been avoided if the grandmother just drove through the drive through.
I knew my first feeling about this was right.
You know what, grandma, I have a bleached streak in my hair, and kids stare at that. Because it looks different than what they are used to. That's why they stare. While I do agree that they need to learn not to stare at people, because that's rude in this country, but...instead of making a big ass-fit deal about this, just tell their parents that their little kids are "scaring the little girl" with their creepy staring eyes.
Apparently I've been talking to someone who has absolutely no imagination at all. I mean, none. I highly doubt this person ever had imagination even when they were a child.
So, we got into this discussion of what is real. I explain to her my love of Game of Thrones and that I'm seeing a lot of articles lately about the correlation between the show, the books, and real life. And I do see, it. A lot of the books that I read, fantasy and science fiction, I have found that they are the product of their time.
Which I attempted to explain to this rather unimaginative person.
The Lord of the Rings . It is a good book. It was a book that was written by a man who went to war. A real war. He sat in the trenches, he wrote his story while this war was happening all around him. He based many of its locations off of places he has been to. Off of people he faced.
The evils of Sauron was a parable of hell, the enemy Tolkien was fighting. They spoke another language, they seemed brutal. And yes, there was the "right of ascension" "code of the Arabs" colonial imperialism and that shit. But still, Tolkien created a world that according to his book, was actually our past. As in, in some merits, this actually happened. These creatures were real. Smaug was real, Bilbo was real, the One Ring was real.
And Middle Earth was Europe over five thousand years ago.
Therefore, in the ideas of this alternate Earth that had these things there, this happened. This was our history. And most importantly, it's an alternate Creation story.
But, the person is like: "Well, how can you even like something like that...weird stuff...like trolls and goblins. They aren't real! I watch soap operas. They depict real people. But yours is escapism. That's why I can't read it or like it. It doesn't depict reality."
No, they don't. They are as much a fantasy and escapism as Lord of the Rings. Also, might I add, I have yet to see anyone throw 100 million dollars to make Days of Our Lives into a movie that to this day is still being discussed. But here is a book series that's been around for nearly a century, that everyone has read and enjoys.
"But that's kids stuff. Fantasy and monsters are for little kids."
Apparently, this person has never experienced the unknown. Facing with a creature that you do not understand. Books like the Lord of the Rings or even Game of Thrones is no less a children's book than...hell...50 Shades of Gray. What happens in the Game of Thrones. A lot of people die. People that through the book, we gotten to know, love, understand. And they are killed off, sometimes in the most horrible way imagined. We see the horrors of humanity in front of us as played by these characters. And at times, we hardly can tell who we can root for, who we can cheer on because sooner or later, even they will do some of the most despicable things.
But then there is the unknown. The White Walkers who come when Winter comes. They are unrelenting. They kidnap babies to turn into more White Walkers. They raise the dead, people that used to be family and friends to the characters we get to know, they raise them up and make them attack. And they have no souls.
I try to explain that much in fantasy has bases in reality. Martin created his world based off of well...the Dark Ages, feudal system. The haves and have nots. But at the same time, he brings about a real threat rather than a fable in this world. Though many have forgotten and stated that the White Walkers are nothing more than myth and legend, we have seen that they are very much real and they are very much coming. There is a true threat.
But still, it is a product of its time, serves as commentary much like Lord of the Rings is. To dismiss it just because you don't understand why there's a bunch of trolls wondering around and you can't think that how could such things exist...then you completely do not understand fantasy.
One thing that I do in my own writings. As I explained to her. I'm able to get away with something. I have the Kethosi. Here we have this very powerful species, and we have this subspecies of that species that are in control. The Blitzardi.
With the Blitzardi, I can get away with a lot more than I would if I wrote a story about humans. Because we know humans, we understand humans, and at times, we can be offended by what we read about humans.
Soap Operas, you can't get away with the stuff I can. I can create a soap opera, but I still have to be careful with the content. However, if I were to create a soap opera that has no human characters, but let's say the Kethosi, then I can get away with much more taboos than I would be able to otherwise. I can explore things that can't be explored by using human characters.
I can create a race that actually can discuss safely how eugenics is both good and bad. Cerenath Khan is a character made by eugenics, but for the wrong reasons. Most Kethosi when they use eugenics, are actually using it for the right reasons, as in, making sure they have a healthy baby, not trying to create a super baby. I don't know about you, I do not want to ever have to take care of a special needs kid. Though that may sound like an insult, but I have listened to so many parents talk about how "special" their kid is because of their special needs that it almost sounds hollow. I can see the stress such a child creates for those parents. I can see the pressure, the weight of all those doctor bills, having to buy special stuff for the child...and coming to realize that their child will never be able to play and have fun like any other kid. All parents want the best for their children, but when the child itself is born with something that would forever more inhibit them, what can one do?
The Kethosi use eugenics to prevent that. But this goes back to their culture. In our society, we are expected to just live with what we got, and if we have a child who was born without a brain, by the way, we are expected to act like they are some sort of "gift". But we are human, and in our darkest hearts, we know that the child we produced is no "gift" at all but a curse. But again, it is expected in our society to accept it. And be thankful. Because it is a life, and a child.
But what if I explored a culture that said that wasn't okay. If I were to use humans, that would offend a lot of people. How can that human be that way and be so heartless and cruel? Well, we were like that once before. The last episode of Game of Thrones points that out. Tywin saw Tyrion as a burden. Tyrion was born a dwarf, has a disability basically, a limiting handicap. Normally, Tywin, if he was not a Lannister, would have killed Tyrion due to the fact that well...Westeros doesn't have great medical care. And everyone is expected to pull their weight. However, because Tywin was rich, and can provide even a "special needs" child food and shelter.
But with the fantasy, with the sci fi of the Kethosi, I can explore that harsh reality again with an advance species, so far advanced, that they found ways to make sure no child is born a special needs. Through again, eugenics. As well as other cultural questions that would be more difficult to even explore if I used humans.
Here is another facet.
Though I haven't written much on it lately due to well, I need to get other things done first, but Southern Heat is another good exploration. Using the fantasy element, as in having a certain number of people change into something else, that being dragons, due to an unexplained event, and sit back and watch the chaos that it creates...allows me to ask the question: "What Measure is a Non-Human?" Where do we draw the line and say Tonya and the other dragons who transformed that night are no longer human? Is it because they changed into these giant creatures? Are they still the people we know? It also asks the question of identity, who do we see ourselves as? When we take away the identity, as in, I took away Tonya's human appearance to the point where when she looks in the mirror she can't recognize herself, is she still Tonya? Is her driver's license and ID card valid? She no longer looks like herself and she can no longer really prove her identity through visual means. The people who know her have to figure out other ways. And if I were to still limit myself only to use humans, then this idea cannot be explored unless I have some contrived way of doing it, like the movie Face Off where surgery is what steals the identity.
With Tonya and the fantasy element, an unknown event that cannot be explained, even with all our scientific knowledge, opens other doors that would have been closed had I stuck with using humans and not delve into the fantasy.
The event is a mystery, but it isn't the main focus. It is still in the minds of the people who lives it changed. "Why did this happen to me?" "Why me and not someone else?" "Who caused it?" "Who can we place blame on?"
Though in Netar's story, there is a cause, we know who did it, Li and that douche Tommy. But I think the story itself would have been stronger if they weren't even a part of it. Keep the event unknown. It is stronger if it isn't explained.
But with this person I'm talking about who just doesn't get it, I suppose the reason why is that she expects things to be explained and make sense within the context of well...reworld, and she cannot go beyond that.
Because there are no such things as dragons, what is the point of writing about them unless you're writing about some human going off to save the damsel and slay the dragon?
But I have explored another interesting sort of thing in my own writings and why I just won't write a story that just has humans in it. This one was explored with Jonathan Long, especially in Crimson Dragon II, but it is now more explored I believe in the Warcraft stories about Neltharion.
And what I explored again with Kedzuel in the old writing before Mass Effect stuff. And what I explored with Kiryuu, and a lot of others. If you noticed a trend, there are NO human or humanoid main characters. The main character is NOT human, or humanoid. The main character is a gigantic creature whose body is no where near being human. Though Kedzuel has a somewhat anthro-like torso, he is still not human. Liara in the Mass Effect story is MORE human than Kedzuel. Hell, Garrus is MORE human than Kedzuel.
Kedzuel does not have a human face. Kedzuel's face is closer to that of what we would consider an animal. And yet, his people are the most advanced beings in the universe. He is called the Emperor of the Known Universe, but he looks more animal-like, than the rest of the cast. He has a snout, horns, bat wings, a tail, something that only one other being has...Kiryuu (and Alan, but Alan's stated to be a Changeling and some of those do have tails). But still, Kedzuel still fits the bill of an animal. People tell me that the Kethosi, because of their looks, don't fit really well in Mass Effect. Most of the characters look NOTHING like that.
Well, that's the beauty part.
This image pretty much depicts it.
Even when Kedzuel is shrunken down, he is still a towering giant. He is something different, an ally that is much like the enemy, a thing the others do not understand. Kedzuel is an unstoppable force on his own, he has abilities that appear to be mystical to the characters, he can teleport from one galaxy to another, even teleporting a ship whose length is that of the distance between Nashville and Knoxville, from one galaxy to another...and a creature who can not only change matter into energy, but energy into matter, as well as turn himself into ANYTHING he wants. His shape shifting abilities are not limited to one thing...he's pretty much the closest thing these guys will ever get to an actual physical God...yeah, he is something they do not understand. And he has to lower himself to their level to help them. And this just drives him crazy at times.
But Neltharion is another thing.
We view the world from Neltharion's eyes. How he sees the creatures he watches over, the humans, the night elves, those things we think are familiar, we are looking through the lense of a creature that isn't. Neltharion isn't life as we know it either. He's a creature of minerals, he has a body made of molten magma, he's got the power of friggin Superman, but he is hindered by well...at the moment...his own mental disabilities, his trauma, his need to connect to the world. And the other humanoids do not understand why he must remain neutral.
And again, this is something I cannot explore if Neltharion was human.
Basically, what I am exploring with having Nel and Kedz be not only who they are but what they are, I am trying to focus the reader into seeing the world from a non-human perspective. Not only that, but seeing humans from a non-human perspective. We humans are used to seeing ourselves as human. We are all we can truly communicate with. However, if we were to have a sentient creature who is not human and tell his story through his eyes and how he sees humans...we can at last maybe figure out how we see ourselves as well.
And that is the reason why though I have non-human main characters, I will always have human beings interacting with them. So that we can see what humanity looks like from someone who is not human, an outsider perspective on the human species.
So, the whole thing of writing a fantasy story for me or even the sci-fi stuff allows me to be unchained. If I were to limit myself to human characters and a human world, and everything as they are right now...then...I cannot go outside the box and explore what I am exploring with the fantasy.
The Nostalgia Chick once said that Fantasy isn't progressive, it's backwards thinking and all that, where as sci-fi is forwards thinking. I mean, here's something we had that we would have never seen in a Soap Opera at the time. A white man and a black woman kissing.
In the 60s.
Did we see that in Soaps? Nope. Where did we see that?
But I believe the fantasy I write is also at times progressive. Hell the Tonya story is rather progressive, even if it is based in a world and time similar to ours, set in my state, but still has the fantasy elements.
I know looking at Kedzuel, he's more sci-fi than fantasy even if he has the mystical element to his powers.
However, I will say this, the fantasy and the sci-fi, through it, we can get away with a lot more than we could with Days of our Lives.
We can. I mean, I recent saw some shows about the making of the original series of Star Trek. Nichelle Nichols talked about meeting Dr. Martin Luther King once. And this happened during the weekend when she said she wanted to leave Star Trek, and Gene Roddenberry begged her not to go. So when Dr. King came over to meet her, he said he was her biggest fan. And Nichelle said she was going to quit the show, and Dr. King was devastated. He said "You can't! Don't you know what you are doing when you are on that show? You show the world that people of color can be like everyone else. We can be doctors, we can be engineers, we can even go into Space! You represent equality."
Which is true. Uhura was a lieutenant by the way. She wasn't an enlisted personnel, she wasn't the guy scrubbing the toilets. She was there, we saw her on the bridge. And yeah, she served mostly as a secretary, but she was the first voice anyone heard when they contacted the Enterprise. Before she relays the message to Kirk and Kirk introduces himself to that...whatever...it is Uhura whose voice everyone hears first.
And yeah, she kissed Shatner on the show. The very first interracial kiss and it was done on a show that was fantasy...rather than reality.
Gene wanted to create a future Earth where everyone was equal. He had a Russian on that ship, by the way. During the time when we were in the middle of the Cold War! He has a Russian working together with an American from Idaho.
And yeah, the show got silly, but hell...we loved it. And we could get away with it because of its setting. You couldn't get away with any of that with shows that depicted the real world.
Yeah. I wish this one person would see what fantasy and sci-fi has brought us. It's more than trolls and orcs, aliens and laser beams. It is so much more.
And I will continue to NOT have humans as main characters. There needs to be more books out there that don't depict humans as main characters. It's one of the reasons why I don't have Neltharion in human form at all despite the fact that dragons in WoW can shapeshift. There's an in universe reason why, but there's also a narrative reason too.
All men must die and all men must serve.
So, I have watched the season finale of Game of Thrones. And it was just wonderful.
At last, Arya is on her way to Braavos where she will learn to be a Faceless, and properly be able to knock every name off her list. Though yeah, I expected her to leave Sandor there dying after he got his ass kicked by Brianne. In the book, it is stated that Arya wiped his name off her list and that is why she refused to kill him. Though he begged her to do so.
It's kinda sad, I've seen a lot of fanart revolving around these two as being buddies and such. And a little cute. I'm guessing it's crushed a few fangirls who loved this sort of buddy pairing between them just to have Arya leave him.
And STANNIS! It's about fucking time he got to the Wall and did something. Last we saw of him, he went to the Iron Bank of Braavos, borrowed some money to buy men and supplies. And instead of marching on King's Landing, he marched north to kick some Wildling ass just as Jon Snow was about to bargain for either a truce or actually kill Mance Rayder. He was going to kill Mance, yeah.
But then, BOOM! Horses, LOTS OF HORSES. Bearing the banners of the flaming crown stag.
And I yelled: "IT'S STANNIS!"
Well, Flaming King Grumpy Cat Honey Badger (that is Stannis' new nickname now) now at the Wall, gonna kick some White Walkers' asses, well...um...in the book it happens a bit different. But I won't spoil it.
Also, yes, everyone, at last, Tywin Lannister got killed by Tyrion. And now Tyrion is on his way to Essos as well. Tyrion also killed Shae, which I also expected to happen. Hardly any words, no: "Why, Shae, why?" Nope, just found her in Tywin's bed and then Tyrion choked her with her own gold necklace.
In the last bit, we saw that she seemed scared or something, but I guess it was an act. It was an act in the book at least.
But Tyrion kills Tywin while Tywin's on the crapper taking a dump. What a way to go.
And now, I think Varys is going to go with Tyrion. I don't recall him doing that in the books. But I need to go back and reread some things. I'm still reading Dance of Dragons.
Of course there's the story with Bran. He goes to see the 3-eyed Crow. And he finds him. After escaping a bunch of friggin skeletons!
And I nearly cried when Danny had to lock up two her dragons because a peasant's daughter got burned to death. But I completely understand why she did it.
But all in all, awesome.
This is going to make a few of you laugh.
On a CNN posting, I found this gem.
Stannis Baratheon / Honey Badger: The show is filled with foul, charismatic and clever characters, but Stannis is singular in his drab, relentless thirst for power. The dour, wanna-be king has the "personality of a lobster," but few can match his pugnaciousness. He's even willing to battle his brother and embrace religious fundamentalism to get the iron throne. Like Honey Badger, that squat, unstoppable predator made famous by a viral video, Stannis "don't give a shit."
When I saw that, I died laughing.
But I will say this. If we add Grump Cat to the mix, then yes, that is Stannis!
There are things in this world that bring happiness.
However, I will say the one they failed to match up is Joffrey Baratheon and Justin Bieber.
The reason why I bring this up is that a few people have been asking me about this guy.
Where did I get the influence for that...face...and that character.
A product of Kethosi Eugenics of the highest form. Genetically superior to pretty much anyone, including other Blitzardi. Highly intelligent. And became a ruthless dictator because he was so superior. Superior body, mentality, and very advanced goals.
Who does that remind me of?
Khan Noonien Singh.
There was no denial on who Cerenath Khan was an homage to. When I first started telling the stories of the Blitzardi, I was influenced by my love of Star Trek. I am a passing fan, I enjoyed growing up on the reruns of the old show, watching the movies, my favorite was Star Trek IV. But Star Trek II, which was gold. I mean the reason why I bitched about Transformers Dark of the Moon was because of that movie raping Spock's awesome line from Star Trek II.
"Khan Noonien Singh is the most dangerous adversary the Enterprise ever faced. He is brilliant, ruthless, and he will not hesitate to kill every single one of you."
That really describes it.
I was influenced by the charismatic Khan from Space Seed and Wrath of Khan, he pretty much got what he wanted. He wanted a woman, he got a woman...the archeologist that was once working on the Enterprise. And yeah, he could manipulate. You were beneath him. You were an ant and if he wanted to squish you, he could. And he did not care.
The only thing he cared about was his survival, and his people. His family.
And this played in with Cerenath Khan. He was a truthless tyrant, but he treated his family right. He treated his brother Kendle with much respect despite Kendle being the garbage parts, the left overs from Khan's birth. He named Kendle's eldest child, Kedzuel, the heir, and taught him much about fighting.
Of course Khan was a bit arrogant.
He wanted to make sure that his twin's little son would look very much like him.
You can imagine when Kedzuel not only disobeyed Khan, rooted for the rebellion, and later joined it, it rather hurt Khan. And a Wrath of Khan-like scenario did somewhat ensued. Khan hunted Kedzuel down, Kedzuel hunted Khan down. Meantime, Kedzuel went through his heavy augmentation. He chose to beef up his strength so he could "laugh at the genetically superior Blitzardi" and break him in half.
And he did. He broke Khan in half. Kedzuel broke Khan's mind by betraying him, and then broke the rest of him.
And it ended with Kedzuel chopping Khan's head off. And you can imagine what the others felt when they saw this hulking, heavily muscle-bound, hugely Blitzardi, stomping in with Khan's head dragging behind him...buy his silver locks. The Perfect Emperor of Blitzardi Genetic Engineering, taken down by the son of the genetics not wanted.
And anyone who served Khan who tried to take Kedzuel down got their faces stomped as well.
So, there's the history behind it.
So, here's another topic that I need to express...
People asking me to do fanart for other people's fanfiction that I have never read.
It's in the same vein of me saying why I won't do a certain crossover on a genre that I've never even read about...
I will not do commission work, or even fanart of someone's fanfiction.
To me, it expresses that you really don't show interest in what I do, or what I write about...you just want someone with actual art skill to draw something of your favorite fanfiction because you're sick and tired of the Refrigerator artwork that's already out there.
There have been times where I did make fanart of someone's fanfiction. But it only happens when I feel the fanfiction itself is worth the artwork. I wanted to express my love of this person's writing, so I will do an art piece of it.
It is my way of saying: "Thank you."
And yes, I have had some people come up and do artwork of some of my own fan characters...or even original characters.
And all appreciated.
Trust me, I love it if someone were to express their gratitude with a nicely made piece of artwork from one of the stories I write.
And still waiting on the Neltharion plushy...
No one wants to give me a Nel plushy....
*sniff* I wanna hug it!