I just realised that my last post was nearly 2 years ago. What have I done with my life? (Work, that’s what.)
I’ve actually not drawn anything in a long while. Don’t ask me why I suddenly started now. Went back and finished off an old pic and then was given an abrupt stroke of inspiration and 2 more (well, 3 if you count the SD comic following this one) pictures sprang forth like young shoots after a dreary winter.
Couldn’t be bothered turning on my scanner right this moment (well, 5am, ahem) so please put up with these low-res off-hue unevenly-exposed pics until I finish my run of night shifts.
Yes it is Sigmund and Rossaer. Yes they are smiling! Well, they’re technically both smirking rather than smiling. They are the smirkiest people in their respective stories 😄
It’s not very obvious but Rossaer is holding a plastic/sports water bottle…Sigmund is looking at some sort of patented electronic device.
Rossaer! I don’t understand! Why is it even when coupled with Sigmund you look like the uke |||||||Orz
The following comic explains everything…
Text (In case it is illegible because you know Dr’s writing)
Sig: By the way, have we even met?
Ross: If it helps, this doesn’t even look like my world.
Sig: Huh…so why are you here?
Ross: I wonder it myself.
Viv(rael): It’s because the author wanted to draw two bishounen smiling at each other.
Sig + Ross: ?
Viv sign: Bi-shou-nen = 美少年 = beautiful boy(s)
Sig + Ross: *vein pop galore*
Viv: Do you like my banner, guys? I mean, bishounen guys?
Ross: Can I kill him?
Sig: You can get in line.
Ross: I’m the guest. I should go first.
Moral of the story (according to Vivrael)
– Rossaer’s expression has no apparent correlation with his feelings or intentions
– Just because it’s funny watching Sigmund explode doesn’t mean it’s funny watching Rossaer smile as he murders you
– When teasing the kids it’s not a good idea to step on both their pet peeves in one go
The genesis of this picture was, I woke up one day (well, yesterday afternoon) and thought, I feel like I should draw a few smiling pictures of Rossaer given how mean I have been lately. And then I thought, who else have I been mean to? And then I thought, I can’t imagine the idea of Sigmund smiling…but surely he does smile, right??
I think if you have to face down the two of them, you’d probably want to chuck a sofa at them. They just ooze scorn and arrogance without even uttering a word.
They actually have a lot in common (once upon a time I was worried about Rossaer becoming another Sigmund, but I think he’s well and truly left Sigmund in the dust…in terms of extrisincally enforced angst in any case) – they’re both bred to be confident but with their respective difficult families have both become self-sufficient and self-protective with a veneer of haughtiness. They’ve both got intimiacy issues of similar magnitudes, they’ve both got work-health balance issues in the sense that they are both prone to working themselves until they get sick. The reason, fortunately, is a bit different – Sigmund is a perfectionist, Rossaer is a workaholic (there’s a difference apparently). Sigmund is a lot colder in his manner and even in his attitude, whereas Rossaer still has an inerasable sense of obligation that makes him unable to completely ignore things. For example, if Rossaer had been at Rowan’s school, he wouldn’t have needed prompting from Vivrael to stop the bullying. Sigmund only protects those he feels he needs to, and he is very loyal once he accepts.
Would they get along if they had met? I think they would. I think they both have a…almost wild animal instinct for danger, and they won’t perceive each other as threats. Though it’s hard to compare different worlds, Rossaer is actually pretty…”nerdy”. He likes books and he’ll enjoy science and computers and curling up in a corner for hours on end. He and Sigmund will have lots to discuss, even without Rossaer trying.
Unfortunately it’ll never happen. Even fantasy has rules =P