Crane is not his given name. Crane is the name he was assigned when he joined the Royal army when he was 14, and it is the only name he goes by now. Nobody really knows what name he was born with.
He is a workaholic. If he’s not working, then he might be sleeping.. In his office. Even his hobby, cartography, is usually work related. To support his frantic devotion to his majesty’s royal army, he drinks a tea made from a root, for energy, or sometimes just chews the root itself. If taken the wrong way, it can have you awake for days, and can be slightly addictive.
He does not, generally, “like” the emperor, and his son even less so. But Crane is nothing if not proper, so it is never voiced.
One corner of his brain is devoted to Fallon’s comings and goings. He has her routine memorized and when it is disrupted he becomes very agitated, and everything else in his carefully tuned machine gets a little ruffled because of it. Knowing Fallon, this happens more than he’d like.
Crane’s not a very popular general. He made a lot of improvements to the entire army on his way up the ladder and continued to when he got to the top, but he is very lacking in charisma. In fact, he doesn’t have any, at all. And he has no way with words, either. In fact, he is mean. He is a very unpleasant person. So despite the pay raise, and the new laws for equality and abolishing corruption and improving life in the barracks, he’s still badmouthed pretty consistently.
Asma’s family is HUGE. She is on the middle older side of her immediate family, and she has 8 siblings, not including herself.
Asma as her eyes on the crown. She already controls the city of commerce, the Yellow City, which is also the cultural hub, but it’d be right nice to control the whole thing. Currently, she is engaged in courtship with the crown prince, who she doesn’t particularly care for. But, you do what you must.
She tries to hide it, because as a figurehead of an important city, you’re supposed to be mature and aloof… but she loves bards. Those songs!!!! About adventure?? And romance?! Pump up the jams. She always has to suppress a little excitement sound when she hears a favorite is in town.
Asma has only seen snow once, and it was magical.
Boats make her uncomfortable. She just really doesn’t like the idea of being on a ship of any variety. They just kind of freak her out
Franz eats entire jars of pickles in single sittings, and has been known to drink the brine afterwards. Especially if he’s hungover.
He is currently flunking out of college, out of laziness more than anything else. Ronan is the only thing making him keep it together even half way.
Franz grew up in Delaware in a large family. It was pretty clear from an early age that he was the black sheep; his unconventional interests not being masculine enough for the local culture. His aunt on his father’s side, though, was convinced he was an artist in the rough and took him in at age 11 to live with her and her 6 cats in Brooklyn.
Franz’s rural upbringing affords him a certain knowledge of outdoorsy living. He knows how to hunt, and how to camp in all seasons and weather.
He only discovered his crush on ronan recently, having willfully ignored all the big signs (the dreams were the toughest to explain away) in favor of calling it a strong friendship instead. Now that he knows what’s going on, he doesn’t know what to do about it. So he just ignores it some more. yesss
The first time Abeo ever got drunk, she got wasted off of like 3 mugs of ale and it was embarrassing for everyone involved.
Abeo hates shoes. She tolerates sandals, barely.
She is very bad at understanding jokes. She’s a very serious person to begin with, so she’s just not looking for like… jokes. she will stare at you and wonder about you as a person. Yes, she will judge.
Secretly, she is scared of heights. The only way to distract her from the very tall shaky bridge is to make fun of her for being scared until you reach the other side. Franz is perfect for this.
There is a dog that travels with the camp who attached herself to Abeo instantly, and they accidentally became inseparable, despite Abeo’s initial distaste
Do Ronan or Franz have tattoos? If they do (or don't) what are they (would they be)?
They do, actually! Franz has two; one is a traditional style swallow on his ribs because he is a parody of a hipster. He got it the day after he turned eighteen, with his birthday money. He has a lot of plans for a lot more.
He and Ronan both have also a small stick and poke tattoo on their inner forearm, right below the elbow ditch. They did it in their freshman year of college, and they were both definitely not sober when they started this brilliant idea, and even though the design came out of Ronan’s sketchbook it turned out awful, but definitely permanent. Ronan had to fix both of their stick and pokes later on, just so that they were less embarrassing. Ronan still wears long sleeves every time he visits his parents though, haha.
The stick and pokes are just very simple medallion size abstract designs.
Is this open to all of your OCs or just Defector ones?? If all of them, please tell me Ben's favorite food, because I've never stopped having a crush on Ben. Also what is Fallon and Abeo's favorite foods? I am thinking about food and I want to know these things.
Open to everybody and everything! ANYWAY, Ben is an odd creature because he is super health conscious. He takes almost no joy from food, it’s all about nutrients required to function at 100%. That said, he’d be a huge fan of soylent, because he doesn’t care if it’s no fun. Secretly, though…. He really likes those sugar cookies where you buy the tube of dough and then slice it up and pop it in the oven. Don’t tell anyone
Abeo and Fallon!!! Well, Fallon is a Carb Queen. Her food on her home island was largely vegetarian and seafood based, and when they ate animals, they ate the whole thing, eyeballs and bone marrow and all. She doesn’t have a huge memory of those days, but she still has this strong attachment to these kinds of simple “peasant dishes”, as most of the people in the palace tend to think of them. Spiced stew with rice on some flat bread is probably a favorite of hers. Also, carbs of any kind, pretty much. Yummm
Abeo doesn’t quite have a favorite, but I like to imagine there is some sort of bird that equates to a chicken. And when it is battered and fried, well…. Okay, Abeo loves fried chicken. Who doesn’t? Besides vegetarians, I suppose. But yeah, she loves it. And she will pretend that she doesn’t care, but you bet your bottom dollar she knows by the smell when that bird is done cooking, and she will be there
talk about your sketching process for a comic page.
Well, first I do a buttload of thumbnails! I find that this is helpful to me, because doing it all at once can ensure a better flow, and a greater intensity. I find that when I break up the planning of the pages, prolonging the mood of the scene is pretty tough and can make things stiff. Then, I pencil pages. I like to do this in small bunches of three, though it doesn’t always turn out that way. But, I do this on half-pages of bristol. Two pages I can fit on a sheet of 9x12” bristol, which is pretty small. I may be moving to larger formats once my life cools down, which will hopefully happen in about a month, fingers crossed. I ink with a size .01 micron. Been digging the look of totally uniform lineweight, lately.
Anyway, the sketching process in itself is pretty tough to describe! A lot of it is very loose. Making sure I have a good composition, etc, before going in with the soft graphite to really lay down some more clear lines. My thumbnails are always pretty vague, so I do a lot of composition correction on the actual page itself.
One day, I might post a series of process images to show how I do a page. I am a huge fan of the process .gifs that people do
about my OC’s! Let me talk about them while I draw them for the first time in a month! I miss them and I miss you. Ask me stuff about plot, even, I don’t care!! Or like, deep dark secrets or shipping or anything. pleeeeze
HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS. I am fascinated by tattooing; I've got one on my shoulder and I'm currently designing a sleeve with my tattoo guy. Something I have always wondered: how do you first start practicing? I'm guessing you don't just leap in and ink someone the first time you pick up the gun.
Every tattoo artist teaches their apprentice differently! I, actually, did exactly just that; I have only practiced on people. This is not recommended for everyone! Haha. I’ve heard of a lot of people working on grapefruits, pig skin, and they also make fake skin. None of this exactly approximates the real thing, though. I’ve been doing mostly free tattoos so far, and everyone volunteering knows exactly what they’re getting into. The best ones I get to do are ones that I’ve designed and people look at it and go, “that’s rad, I want that!!!” and then I give it to them! So much fun, so far. A+
Hi, I love your oc's so I was wondering about 5,2, and 46
Oh, hey, thanks so much!!! * 0 *
5:How old is your OC? — Franz and Ronan are both 20, and Fallon is 28. She’s robbin’ the cradle!
2:Where does your OC work? — Neither of them work! They are both full time university students. Ronan’s got a focus in political science, while Franz is focused on Japanese language with a bit of international business minor. FALLON. Where does she work? Does she work? We just don’t know.
46:Is your OC loyal? — I would say that Franz and Ronan are what could be described as very loyal. Ronan is loyal to just about anybody as long as they don’t give a reason for the opposite. He’s got a generous outlook, despite what you may expect… and Franz is super loyal to a small circle of super friends/etc. He has a lot of friends, and not all of them he cares very much about. Fallon, however, remains to be seen… dot dot dot
WELL A good character to talk about for this one is Franz: Franz’s biggest secret is that he has a huge gross crush on Ronan and has had one for years now. He’s kind of in semi denial about it. A lot of people have some strong bets going. Franz has only gone out with women, and if he sat down to think about it for one second he’d probably identify as bisexual (with preference for women. and ronan).
TBH, he gets a crush on a person pretty quick
Ronan’s biggest secret is a lot less intrinsic to his character. it’s probably that he secretly prefers “girly” cocktails, or maybe that he has a fear of drowning. come to think of it, he probably has a lot of really cute secrets like this.