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BrainSpew the 89th by Altalamatox BrainSpew the 89th by Altalamatox


So, Will. Telekinesis is an uncommon ability in the Network, it requires not only a crapload of practice but also innate ability. But Mr. Tagaloa is not just telekinetically inclined, he is what is (very unfortunately) called a whill, otherwise known as a 'true' telekinetic. Where virtually all 'kinetics are more or less moving things in a physical, energy-taxing sense (lifting, pushing, pulling), a whill can actually release objects from gravitational forces, and then has regular kinetic abilities on top of that.

And that makes a world of difference. No telekinetic could begin to lift, say, a building, it would require waaay too much energy, cannot be done. But Will can just pop it into zero-g, and in that suspended, relatively frictionless state, push it around 'kinetically like a balloon with little effort. Tremendous power.  

Just like Charles and all other 'kinetics, Will cannot lift his own physical body or anything that would in turn lift him (ie, a car he is sitting inside), because he cannot be both the cause and the effect of the force at the same time. And there are very much limits on the range of space he can render weightless. Otherwise, his limitations are mostly moral. He is a very nice guy and has rarely and reluctantly used his abilities in aggressive ways.  

Also, and I'll be brief, there are two 'native' groups living on the large island that is Aagiea Ki. There are the 'ethnic Aagieans' descended from the indigenous population like Natia and Will, and there are the 'Aagiean aristocracy', like Cornelius and Penny, whose affluent ancestors migrated from Brindlington four hundred years ago or so and (re?)colonized the island. Same story as always and always plays out: the powerful newcomers used and abused the ethnic Aagiean population until they are what they are today- shoved into corners, struggling with poverty and all the vices that come with it.

They may be just coming into a rebirth, however, with some innovative individuals going out into the Network and bringing home inspiration, plans, and sometimes even the money to carry them out. Having a whill born into the group was a welcome shocker, and Will has used his automatic fame to call attention to the plight of ethnic Aagieans, and, perhaps more importantly, to knock some heads together among his brethren and tell them they can change things. Will is something of a hero at home, but you can imagine the aristocracy don't like him much. He and Cornelius have only met briefly, but if they had an actual encounter they'd be passive-aggressive with each other as hell.

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SunderKatt Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Seeing other people's more sketchy and less finished art is so helpful for me, thank you for posting these!
marchy96 Featured By Owner May 25, 2015   Artist
these are so much fun!! I enjoy watching your style so much!! :squee:
whether it be chimeras, misporportioned animals or your own ocs!!
everyone looks so fun and happy, makes me wanna dive in ;D
AnnaRDunster Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist
The mimes of moria???  lol

Also, is it intentional that all the asymmetrical steeply slanted roofs in the skyline are asymmetrical to the same side?

cat laughing in a bag xD haha

and the ru look cool. more!!
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
I think I have to blame one of my siblings for the mimes. I can never not think of this when I think of Moria. XD

Ha! Nope. I just drew that skyline in probably literally eight seconds and it just slanted over like one's writing does! Or, perhaps, there is strange geography about Tresin that causes the wind to blow only from on direction...

Damn, the poor ru. They have been back-burnered for half a decade now. I am a bad creator thing. 
AnnaRDunster Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist
Well, it wouldn't have to blow from ONLY one direction to still be useful based on the PREDOMINANT winds in an area...which its typical for a place to have a direction that the wind USUALLY blows from. (I mean, where I grew up, my parents knew if the wind was coming in from a certain direction, 99% probability there was a storm coming in)

And don't feel too bad about the ru....afterall, my 'main' world has been back burnered for a whole decade...and my first world way longer than  that. :(
Phageous Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am digging James A LOT. Also Will seems like he'd just be the biggest sweetheart.
invexx Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Will and his wife are awesome. Great designs!
manojalpa Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
REGULUS! <# <# <# <# <#
Takiari-xXXx-Meyrimo Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
I've laughed at mimes so hard I started crying and my abs hurt. Ow!
Jay-R-Took Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm faving this for the "Mimes of Moria" bit. Priceless. Just priceless!
Tatchu Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your mimes sort of killed me, I think. Thanks a lot.

It's really interesting to read your descriptions about characters and such, though. This project - this entire world of yours... is it just something you're tinkering with, or are you making/planning/have made big things from this? You really have me curious, as everything of yours seem so well thought out - and/or well described.
Altalamatox Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
It's so stupid, I crack up every time I see it myself. XD

Well, thank you! Yes, my stories are just a thing I tinker with. For tens years, tinkering. Wish I'd go somewhere with it, sometimes, but usually I'm content to just use endless storytelling as personal amusement and art practice. :) Super happy whenever someone else enjoys them as well, so thank you!
Susiron Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man I really love that cityscape at the bottom
and the concept of making couple tattoos is really bomb <3
MactheViking Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student
That's the coolest depiction of a chimera of ever seen. They're one of my favorite mythical creatures ^_^. Also, I laughed way too hard at the 'Mimes of Moria' omg
artst04 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Kittens!  Ahem    what is it about two people who are so utterly different in appearance that is so appealing? I dunno but I like these two already.
Nayhed Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student General Artist
I enjoyed the unicorn :)
Kezhian-Queen Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Will the Whill hehe
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Will: Uuugh, kill me now.
Kezhian-Queen Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
apologies D:
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Will: No, really, please throw rocks at Tox until they change the word. It's too stupid to be allowed.
Kezhian-Queen Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I would, honestly, but I have far too much fun torturing my own characters that I'm afraid that would make me a hypocrite. :P
artst04 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Yay James !
PandaTheAlchemist Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A tattoo as a wedding band is original, certainly, but what about divorce?
You can take jewelry off, but a tattoo... Well, I suppose it's harder to cheat.
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
That's the point exactly! Early Aagiean culture originally forbade divorce, but now the marital marks are filled in black to signify a separation. There's a lot of protocol surround the tattoos, different marks added to signify things like widow(er)hood, or even punitive marks like for adultery. Remarried individuals start their new mark on their other leg, retaining their original partner's mark for life.

The tattoos are the epitome of the Aagiean belief that the record of one's relationships- mistakes, sorrows, and successes-  should be worn on the sleeve. Or ankle, as it were. It's meant to keep people honest but has often led to discrimination. In a far more culturally-mixed modern world, not all young Aagieans still even do the tattoo thing. (Likewise, with modern technology you could zap off an unwanted tattoo, but the sort of people who opt to get them in the first place are the sort who take the significance of them seriously, and understand that a mistaken or failed relationship means a black mark for life.)

Ha, sorry, ramblin'! I personally have no huge quarrel with divorce, although I do think that if you've knowingly placed the word 'eternity' or similar in your vows then something like a tattoo addresses that commitment much better than an accessory.    
PandaTheAlchemist Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, no, not rambling at all! It's just a very enlightening and thorough explanation.
Besides, I love listening to other people ramble about their characters, canon, and worldbuilding, especially those with concepts that have as much thought dedicated to them as yours.

It's a really awesome concept, and an interesting exploration of what exactly a society wants marriage and fidelity to be. One moment that should not have happened, and a lifetime of regret is branded onto your leg.  Heck, even as you said, just failing a relationship is a lifetime of sidelong stares (or wearing knee-high socks 24/7). 
Synaesthetic1 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Joyous lolz
ljsraksha Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is so awesome, I love these sooo much! Will seems pretty cool, but,...isn't Eric taller than 6'8 in cursed form? Or do you just mean humans?
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Hey, thanks! :)

Yeah, I just meant my totally normal human beings. Uh, for a given value of 'totally normal'. The Homo sapiens who are not cheating with magic or mutations or such. You know what I mean! 
ljsraksha Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
No problem!
Yeah, I know what you mean, though I wouldn't exactly call myself 'normal' though...
How tall is Eric in cursed form anyway?
Sorry, I am so in love with Eric, he is my favourite of all your characters and I have been spending the past couple days browsing your entire gallery. Pure epicness.
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Eric's height as a monster depends entirely on how much he's consumed during a shift. That is, he actually grows and changes the longer he stays a monster. He starts around 5'10" and usually tops out around 7', although bad transformations can leave him more like 10'. At the very, very worst he has hit a ridiculous 13' at the shoulder on all fours, but it was an exceptional case. His features also change significantly with his size and he is rather more deserving of the term 'monster' as things progress. I'm actually sitting on a post about this very thing, so maybe all will be made clear soon!

Daaaw, glad you like the guy! He's one of my very favorites and I constantly worry that he's difficult to understand, by which I mean he's very layered and I think I present him in convoluted ways.

Oh gosh, do make sure you're carrying pepper spray-- I don't even venture back in there! Happy you've been enjoying the scenery. :)  
ljsraksha Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Ah, so around 7', got it. That's what I thought...
Big boy, I love big guys, more to hug;)
Can't wait to see the post, I enjoy reading your things about Eric.
I LOVE him, he's such a big adorkable sweetheart and I wouldn't worry too much about him being misunderstood...I understand him at least.
Pepper spray and a really big stick.
Oh, yes very much so. :)
Drgnkpr313 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Basically he would be a mountain with or without the whill powers
sweets8 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Ahhhh, I love Will :3
ShadowCorvus Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student General Artist
I absolutely love this, amazing :iconclapplz:
Swashbookler Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
DOOOOOOOOOOOD! You have to do a finished version of the Mimes of Moria. I would love you forever!!!
Pluie-Froide Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Maybe James would look more smokey if his lines were more blurred? Like if you'd rubbed a charcoal drawing here and there.
Asahi-sensei Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
(i think the worst part is that i couldn't help giggling when i read the "mimes of the Moria".)

but waw, this is cool =) 
Will and Natia seem so cool =) 
Shastania Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
The Mimes of Moria! Brilliant!
rookina Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Love the cat with its head in a bag :)
Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I was doing so well and then ... and then ....

The "Mimes" of Moria just about killed me. Not to mention the  caption that went with it.
Christstarrgirl Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol the last pic is hilarious....
TrickyDingo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Very interesting Sketches! I wonder if I may inquire, but did James(I hope that the right character) have inspiration in his design? He almost looks Xanotos inspired, ah but forgive me if I am being rude in questioning about that. The facial expressions on your characters are wonderful, I enjoy your work quite a bit!
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
Everyone has been making comparisons to Xanotos, who I did not know existed before. Whatever channel Gargoyles was on, we didn't have it growing up or something. XD It's kinda bothering me, so he's probably in for a heavy design tweak here in a bit. He's pretty new, so best to mess him up before I get too attached to him like this!

And thanks!
Backlash91 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
"The mimes of moria" XD I laughed hard.

noodles and soda-best brain spew finish EVA! X3
thecuttestpuppy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
For Ronald's sake, Mimes of Moria! No wonder Balrog is always so angry from all the orcs' antics. XD *watched the movie yesterday*
That polycorn (or polyhorn) is cool!

I have to tell. I admire how you draw large men. And their hair! Is it wrong that I would like to ruffle James' or Cornelius' (or almost any other for that matter) hair?
True-InTha-Blue Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student
I really like Will's design.
Very nifty and the powers as well.
Shenachie Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Okay, I'm with everyone else - I snerked at the Mimes of Moria. :rofl:
Will, it is a pleasure to make your acquaintance, good sir. I look forward to learning more about you and your lovely wife!
Ben! Don't despair! Lady Chimera may have 3 extra heads but that leaves no room for that magnificent mane that you have!
My, Hellecker looks like a remarkably spooky place.
This is a remarkably well-organized spew but no less delightful and I was excited to see it in my Inbox.
Thanks, Tox!
Telelia Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lady Chimera- that's adorable! and I love this page- its comical and intriguing- keep it up!
BookLyrm Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Mimes of Moria. *snerk*
Spookybelle Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Ooh, I love Will and Natia; the matching tattoo design is a really clever idea! Looking forwardto seeing more of these two;I love me some height-difference!couples C:
Also, the Mimes of Moria. I will never be able to unsee that. Thanks :'D
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