Chel's ficcing about

Discussion in 'Make It So' started by ChelG, Jul 14, 2021.

  1. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Depository for my fic brainstorming.

    Currently trying to convert the carapacians to a standard fantasy society, and it occurs to me they might be a constructed/artificial race. They basically are in the comic anyway, born in jars and whatnot. Potentially opens up discussion of whether they count as "alive", and could interact interestingly with my theory that MSPA Reader is a carapace/human ecto-hybrid. Main sticking point is who made them, and what about the king and queen carapaces? They could be the only non-artificial carapaces, the remnants of a nearly extinct species who can't reproduce normally anymore, or the carapaces themselves could have crafted the kings and queens as their first step to self-governance. I quite like the latter, wonder what I can do with it... Anyone's thoughts would be lovely.
     
  2. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Giving the trolls venom titties because no one makes sufficient use of the "substance useful in battle" comment. To be slightly less undignified I'm gonna have the venom as actually coming out through their teeth, there just isn't room in their jawline for large venom sacs.
     
  3. ChelG

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    Not sure what to do with the lusii, they might just get in the way.
     
  4. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Regarding MSPA Reader and my headcanons for them... they give me DMAB and/or male-aligned vibes - might just be male being the social default, but female-type characters don't tend to go through quite as much violent slapstick in fiction so that's probably affecting my view as well. Either way, they're definitely some type of nonbinary, maybe agender. They seem to be somewhere between human and carapace, so maybe have them looking like a human but with very white skin, only three fingers and a thumb on each hand, unusually sharp and pale fingernails, very round head, very flat nose, dark eyes, hair is white and never grows past a buzzcut. They're confirmed to have internal bones, but the structure might be weird or they might be made of chitin or whatever carapace's carapaces are made of instead of actual bone, and it's also canon that they heal faster than a normal human and don't need to eat as much as one.
     
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  5. ChelG

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    Their age is sort of hard to tell. They have sex with eighteen/nineteen-year-old Lanque, but they seem to look up to Lanque, Skylla, Chahut, and Elwurd the way a younger kid would to older teens, they don't see anything wrong in making out with Diemen who looks maybe twelve (though they might not have been able to tell his age, they didn't know much about trolls then), and when Konyyl is shocked that adults live on their planet they say "yes they do", not "I am an adult". This might tie into my theory of their mishmash species, as carapaces appear to spring into being fully formed from jars and retain a certain childish outlook forever - even Spades Slick faffs about riding his horse hitcher. If I had to give them an age I'd say maybe fifteenish?
     
  6. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    AU thing where Prospit and Derse are nations; would it be simpler to just say it's translation convention for an in-universe dialect/tradition whenever obviously "Japanese" things like Tegiri's collections are brought up rather than setting it in a world with an actual Japan?
     
  7. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Trolltags.
    Mallek: addersGnawing
    Elwurd: appellationGatherer
    Remele: acquiringGouache
    Barzum and Baizli (shared): tumblingClones
    Fiamet: chivalrousGlissade
    Boldir: conspiringGreen
    Skylla: arableTriumph
    Marsti: azoicAustere
    Xefros: adagioAllstar
    Dammek: ableTetrarch
    Cridea: compassionAquatic

    MSPAR, Joey, Jude, and A. Claire give me issues because I don't know which set of initials they should use.
     
  8. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    I'd love any comments if anyone has them.
     
  9. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    I'd like to portray the Soleils as intersex, but what does that even mean for trolls?
     
  10. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Dystopian happenings are easy, making them specific to only one of the nations is hard.
     
  11. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Execution scenes in a setting where you can be killed on the spot at someone's whim don't really work with the same impact. Need something else.
     
  12. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    I love pawfeet trolls, but if that's the case how do they wear shoes?
     
  13. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    I like the idea of including weird body horror shit but it'd be too complicated to keep track of it at the start. Maybe include just some minor things at the start and ramp it up as the magical weirdness builds till at the climax their bodies are falling apart around them?
     
  14. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Mutations don't have to be visual, I guess. I remember an old kinkmeme fill where John had the curse of The Light Princess - @Acey, I'm vaguely remembering it was you that wrote it, or at least someone with an icon which reminded me of yours?
     
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  15. Acey

    Acey no foot tall against the wall

    I don’t think that one was me, but I understand the confusion—I did an oral history-style Ladystuck fill on Alternian folklore years ago, so maybe you got the two fics mixed up? Hope you find it!
     
  16. ChelG

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    Might have been that, yeah. I do remember someone did a bunch of fairytale fills there.
     
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  17. ChelG

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    Yes! Nice person on Reddit helped me with a xenobiology question at last! Now I have several possible paths I can take it, shall figure them out.
     
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