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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Okay, I'm with everyone else - I snerked at the Mimes of Moria. 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!
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