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A Monster of Gastronomic Proportions by Altalamatox A Monster of Gastronomic Proportions by Altalamatox
Thought I'd pick up Tony's design again. Then I got all tangenty.

Conveniently, I also got all tangenty on a bunch of Erick/Eric/Tony/Fluffers notes to myself a while ago, which may as well be paired with this and save me from explaining myself!

Rambling on TonyThe Unholy Incarnation of Gluttony (Tony, for short) has been more or less benignly wandering the Network for nearly four hundred years, carefully controlled by its host and master, the kindly Eric Thedrial.
What IS Tony, exactly? Despite rumors and poetic phrasing, Tony is NOT a demonic entity representing a deadly sin, it is not actually even a separate being from Eric. Psychologically, Tony's what you get when you inhibit everything in the human mind save the powerful animal impulse to eat stuff. Religion/demons/sins really have nothing to do with Tony.
Tony is the result of a morality curse, meant to demonstrate to the once spoiled Lord Thedrial the essence of his greed by removing entirely his human willpower and control over base instincts (which he was so poorly exercising anyway) transforming him for periods into a destructive, self-destructive, mindless and mortifying mass of monster. And then returning him to human form to think about what he'd done.
Tony is largely a metapho

Tony is long gone, but modern Eric will sometimes be doing something- painting, weeding, working on his car- when he'll mentally try to reach for something with a third or fourth arm he doesn't have. And then his jaw drops slowly open and he goes all blank and has to sit back and collect himself back into the proper century. He'll tell you the one and only thing he even marginally, tentatively, kind of could have been said to have not completely loathed about his time as Tony were the handy dandy extra limbs. There is a six-limbed race in the Network called the ru that Eric has a special empathy for and jealously of.
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marchy96 Featured By Owner Edited May 25, 2015   Artist
aww~ its nice to see some more of Eric and learn more about him ^^
wait, if he's immortal, does that means Jesse passed away already? D:
moonlight-goose Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist
Does Eric(k) ever forgive Aiden for cursing him?
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Short answer, yes. (:

Ironically and improbably, by the end of her life it's Aiden who can't forgive herself. :c
Christstarrgirl Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
For some reason, Tuffers looks like Alf.
Phageous Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, Jess is cute! Also really diggin' this Tony. It looks quite a bit scarier. And that halfway-transformed Eric is pretty freaky. Monsters <3
TysonLaFollette Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
I can't blame him for wanting to keep his extra arms. =D

I love the gangly looking 'adolescent' version. He's so awkward and adorable. XD And the one playing the guitar reminds me of Tulio(El Dorado.), especially his little pouty face.
BlackHuntersMoon Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Ahaha. Tuffers!! I love it so much
Jane-Martin906 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Erick and Jessabelle are a thing. :squee: :squee: :squee:
artst04 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
WayaShinzui Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
He looked like a leupak! o.o
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Oh dear lord, I know what that is. :XD:

Tony'd be an ugly leupak.
WayaShinzui Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Autumn-Gracy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
"YOU TOOK A BITE OUT OF MY WHEELBARROW" ...  "Not my division."
DragonFlame123 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Just when you thought Tony couldn't get any creepier... 
gallifrey-girl82 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Weaver8 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student Writer
Curious, has Erick had any other romances throughout his long life? I've seen Jessabelle, and I know about Penny. So were there any other people he became close to? Sorry to bother you with the question.
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Hey, not at all, and good question! Yes. I think there were at least two serious relationships between Jess and Penny, neither of which I know a lot about, although, conveniently, neither does Eric anymore. This upsets him some days. He has quite decent recall of his 'normal lifespan', and of the last hundred years or so, but all the time between is foggy. Dreamlike. Difficult to focus on the details. He remembers the first names of both ladies. He only has a portrait of one of them, the other he's hard-pressed to describe her appearance. He remembers he was deeply in love with both at the times, but, again in a dreamlike way, he feels completely unattached to them now, just mildly unsettled by how little he remembers or feels about a person who was once his entire world. 
Jess-Foxx-Quinn Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Not sure why but while looking and reading this, the voice of Tim Curry comes to mind  :D
loverofmythology Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
horde of bonus heads are their biggest shippers....

i don't know why, but that is the most perfect thing i've read all day XDD
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