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bastafunk:

Y’ello everyone! Take some of the fancomic’s artwork/development for your viewing pleasure :> Still have much to draw and write, but things are going steady! Sorry for the long-post but…it seems that photo-posts don’t deserve a ‘read more’ tool…right. Great.

FINALLY, MOTHER OF GOD I WAS SO TIRED OF DOING THIS ILLUSTRATION.

I don’t think I remember doing a picture with so many different noses, hairstyles and body-shapes in it. i’m glad they are ‘just’ 13 because I was starting to lack ideas for those noses! GEEESH.

And the hardest part of the character design was to make them all different but still similar enough to look like they are bothers. As if designing independent characters wasn’t hard enough >_>

I have a love-hate relationship with group pictures. Hate to do them, love to see the final results. *looks at the fruits of her labor* Yup, I dig it.

Okay! So this is my headcanon for the Westergard family! 

It is rather usual for everyone to assume that Hans’s brothers were cruel and bullied him frequently, but…sometimes neglect is the worse kind of abuse. Physical pain can be more tolerable than psychological pain, and I think that his brothers didn’t exclude Hans from their lives with the actual purpose of hurting him. I really think that they all suffered from the same predicament: the constant hunt to find their purpose in the kingdom of the Southern Isles. The problem was that Hans came too late, and when he wanted to show that he was good enough and could be of value, all the positions were taken. So, let’s analyse each brother, one by one.

While discussing the plot with Nanofemur, she stipulated that their mother could have started ‘procreating’  at a really young age (like 16-17), which would give us a doable pregnancy-timeline for 23 years (without risking her life…much).

I - [Age: 46] The older brother, king of the Southern Isles. He was the busiest of all brothers, expectations and future responsibilities already piled on his shoulders at young age. He’s a very family-oriented person, and wished to spend more time with his brothers, [e]specially Hans (he could see how the constant solitude was affecting him, but every time he tried to reach for him something always came between them - responsibilities, lessons, trips, misadventures). He has a really strong connection with the II brother, accustomed to playing with and taking care of him when they were infants. He’s very kind and patient, and avoids drastic measures at all costs.

II - [Age: 44] The second son, the spare and the adviser. He couldn’t care less about knowing how to rule a kingdom, if it wasn’t for the constant company of his older brother. He rules right next to him, as his most trusted adviser. Still, he doesn’t like his royal responsibilities and has a terrible jealousy of his VIII brother. He wanted to sail, live a carefree life…but he will never admit it publicly. He knows that his brothers would do anything to be in his shoes, and he feels like he’s betraying them by having such selfish thoughts. So, to hide those feelings, he adopted a joyful/joker posture (which annoys THE HELL out of the III brother).

III - [Age: 40] The Admiral. He’s the most uptight, serious and responsible of all brothers (the II brother says that he lives his life too seriously, and should just relax & have some much-needed fun). He controls the Southern Isles naval fleet, and has been awarded several times for his impressive deeds at high-seas (his brothers joke with the fact that he seems to be collecting medals like stamps, which will result in a very deadly look at each of them and a “If you were more inclined in doing your jobs correctly, I wouldn’t be the only one to ‘collect’ distinctions.”) Unlike the first son, he has a very fiery temper, and does not tolerate lack of etiquette or any type of scandal associated with their family. 

IV - [Age: 38] The entrepreneur. Behind that joyful and playful posture, resides a very seductive man. He’s adored by several noble ladies, almost competing with his VI brother’s misadventures. Still, his heart was once stolen by the art of trade and business, followed by the pleasure of eating and drinking. He finds great joy in selling the finest goods from his country. He loves to tell jokes, and spends a good amount of time with his V brother (I think their mutual love for business / profit brought them together like butter and bread). He really dislikes grumpy people, but tries to dig into their shells every time.

V - [Age: 36] The accountant. This brother loves order, logic, perfection and silence. Since he was very young he was always of frail health, which made him stay indoors often. He soon grew to enjoy it, due to his terrible allergies (pollen, dust and some types of food). Even if he likes flowers, he can’t stand to be next to them without going into a sneezing spree. Being a brilliant mathematician, he realized that he could aid greatly by managing the kingdom’s finances and investments. One of his favorite hobbies is to play chess. He’s also very austere and shy, making his conversations with the opposite gender something hilarious to behold.

VI - [Age: 34] The womanizer & external-affairs brother. He’s the kingdom’s socialite - he loves parties, chatting, dancing - but he’s also a very conniving person…able to steal secrets very easily. He doesn’t take his responsibilities very seriously, but he’s able to complete his duties without much effort. He has a strong connection with his VII brother, even if they are constantly bickering about the way he deals with his life (a man of his position and skill cannot have emotional ties with any woman, something that his brother strongly believes). Note: I wanted him to have an affair with an exotic foreign woman (maybe indian?), one of the few that didn’t fall for his charms.

VII - [Age: 33] The internal-affairs prince. Just like the king, he has a very kind and easygoing attitude. Much like Hans, this prince faced the lack of a purpose in his home, so he constantly visited the town’s folk (partying with them at taverns, town’s balls,…) to feel more accompanied and happy (he liked being a prince, but the simple life of his servants attracted him greatly).This behavior didn’t go unnoticed by his older brother, who updated his status due to the strong connections he made with their underlings. He would talk with them personally, hear their concerns, avoid commotions and forward all the important information directly to the king. As stated above, he doesn’t approve of his VI brother’s lifestyle, so every time he would cross the line, the prince would play the biggest pranks or disturb his ‘Don Juan’ advances. Note:he will most certainly fall in love with a commoner :>

VIII - [Age: 30] The adventurer & bounty-hunter. Probably the prince with the most ‘exotic’ profession. He graduated from his naval academy with 5 stars, but working with the fleet had too many rules and limitations…and he wanted feel like he made a difference. More of an action-man than a strategist, he would frequently risk his life trying to hit the core of the problem instead of working around it. That’s when he realized that he would be happier sailing to wherever he saw fit, with his own set of rules, tracking down & hunting problematic fellows that disturbed the balance of their kingdom. After some voyages, he would meet his VII, II and IV brothers and tell them all of his adventures (I get the feeling that he must love to tell stories). 

IX - [Age: 27] The vet. He’s like a male version of Snow White, the perfect gender-bending of a Disney princess: he seems to attract all types of animals, and has a very melodic voice. At a very young age, he demonstrated his affinity towards his pets; they were his constant company, pushing the loneliness away. Once Hans was given his first horse, Sitron, he would sometimes teach his brother tricks and tell him how he should take care of him (he even healed him when he was sick). Years later, he would state that he wanted to be a vet, but his III brother wouldn’t allow it (having bounty-hunter in the family was scandalous enough). After much discussion, the only way for him to follow his dream was: if he studied to be a doctor, his brother would allow him to expand his knowledge and take a specialization in animal care. Displeased but determined to follow his dream, he sailed away for several years and completed both courses with distinction. Note: He’s one of the few brothers who didn’t have a naval career.

X & XI - [Age: 26] The naval-twins. These brothers were partners-in-crime since…well, forever. They always had each other, so solitude never really hit them hard (just the knowledge of not being truly needed in the kingdom). Both enjoyed the naval life, so they stayed with their III brother for co-managing the royal fleet. They are both very mischievous, but their personalities are very different. One is more daring and smug, and the other humorous and gentle. They were two of the brothers who ignored Hans in the past, not because they didn’t like him, but simply because they loved to tease him (tricksters as they were…but being fair, I think they tricked all of their brothers). They had a bit of jealousy towards his strong relationship with their mother, and thus decided to pick on him more. The three youngsters are very alike, a similarity that Hans would gladly go without.

XII - [Age: 24] The musician & composer. Without a doubt, the GRUMPIEST of all brothers. He was the second prince to avoid going to the naval academy (rather unorthodox for a country surrounded by water and ships) because his main concern was music. Trying to avoid a tantrum from his III brother, much like the one that occurred with the IX prince (and aware of the difficulties of his youngest kin), he allowed it (much to the III son’s dismay). Unlike all his brothers, this prince fought solitude with notes, music sheets, practice and composition. Hans would try to talk to him or get closer…but to no avail, because he embraced the solitude as a gift, not a curse. Solitude made him better, improved his skill, and made him one of the most promising young musicians of his time. He was the third brother who ignored Hans for 2 years, but I assume that the only interaction that they got after that were casual mutual compliments. He enjoys the sound of birds chirping and some opera singers, finding them to be the most melodic natural sounds in existence.

XIII - [Age: 24] The unlucky son. So let’s summarize: he didn’t notice the first son’s advances to make him feel loved; all the other older brothers were too busy with their own affairs/dreams to pay attention to him; the vet was one of the only brothers who he actually spent a bit of time and bonded with, but due to the III son’s request he had to leave overseas for too long; the twins made his life a living hell when they were kids (and probably teased him when he was a teenager) and the musician never actually cared/wanted to spend time with him (or any of the other brothers, to be honest). His mother loved him greatly, but her health was very fragile, and when he was 10 she passed away, leaving him completely alone (which ultimately froze his heart and changed his personality).

A huge kissu-kissu for helping me with the beta-reading, Talia <3

Oh, and if anyone is interested, i can spare the lineart for some color-studies :D The comic will be duotone and i can’t waste any time doing things that won’t be relevant for the for it. So…just send your falcons to my askbox if you wish.

Hans © Disney

Frame ©  ERIC FRITZ

Stay Basted!

ronaldkn0x
Greek myths mention several Islands of Women, where Amazons lived without men, only consorting with neighboring colonies of males at certain seasons when they wanted to conceive their children. Taurus, Lemnos, and Lesbos were said to be such all-female societies. The Greeks apparently feared them. They said the women of Taurus sacrificed to their Goddess all men who landed on their shores; and the women of Lemnos had risen up against their husband and murdered all of them at once. The Greek writers seemed to have no doubt that women could destroy whole populations of adult males, and there was no effective defense against them.
The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, Barbara G. Walker (p. 26) (via ancient-memories)
sketchavolie
abrokenraggedyman:

fuchsiaring:

a-weeping-angel-just:

disneytreblemaker:

miss-atomicbomb:

how the hell did he jump that high

he’s david tennantt that’s how

hes a timelord
timelords have springs in their feet

A wonderful thing is a Time LordA Time Lord is a wonderful thingTheir tops are made out of rubberTheir bottoms are made out of springsThey’re bouncy, bouncy, timey-wimeyfun, fun, fun, fun, funAnd the most wonderful thing about Time Lords isI’m the only—
oh.

THAT LAST COMMENT I JUST DIED AND WHAT ARE YOU EVEN CAN YOU NOT PLEASE THAT IS AMAZING YOU ARE AMAZING I LOVE YOU PLEASE NO 

abrokenraggedyman:

fuchsiaring:

a-weeping-angel-just:

disneytreblemaker:

miss-atomicbomb:

how the hell did he jump that high

he’s david tennantt that’s how

hes a timelord

timelords have springs in their feet

A wonderful thing is a Time Lord
A Time Lord is a wonderful thing
Their tops are made out of rubber
Their bottoms are made out of springs
They’re bouncy, bouncy, timey-wimey
fun, fun, fun, fun, fun
And the most wonderful thing about Time Lords is
I’m the only—

oh.

THAT LAST COMMENT I JUST DIED AND WHAT ARE YOU EVEN CAN YOU NOT PLEASE THAT IS AMAZING YOU ARE AMAZING I LOVE YOU PLEASE NO 

sketchavolie

Joke of the day.

wanderoar:

roseonabeach:

frostedsammy:

An Englishman, a Frenchman, a Spaniard and a German are all standing watching a street performer do some excellent juggling. The juggler notices that the four gentlemen have a very poor view, so he stands up on a large wooden box and calls out, “Can you all see me now?”

“Yes.”
“Oui.”
“Sí.”
“Ja.”

what

Took me about ten minutes to finally understand this

stupidest/most awesome joke ever

nodaybuttodaytodefygravity

nodaybuttodaytodefygravity:

guy:

lecterspet:

juliuscaesarofficial:

hazelnutcappuccino:

whose-titan:

captain-fucking-levi:

rainbowjaeger:

choose-yukki:

akigay:

that same anon just sent me ketchup 15 times what did i do to deserve this

AS SOON AS I REBLOGGED IT SOMEONE SEND ME PIZZA AND MY FRIEND WHO ALSO REBLOGGED THIS GOT APPLE PIE 15 TIMES

IS THIS A MOTHERFUCKING CURSE

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i’m gonna

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this is not okay

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UM

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i WASNT EVEN EXPECTING ANYTHING WHAT IS THIS

so far i’ve gotten penut butter, julius caesar, and dicks

???

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i…

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UM

the-time-goddess-of-221b
hootaloo:

hootaloo:

bowrll:

mortisreptus:

fireskink:

alltailnolegs:

mcsprankles:

idcsam:

shadow-pop:

whatisagorman:

snakelet:

this is 911 state your emergency


YES I NEED HELP IMMEDIATELY I CAN’T FIND MY LIZARD


911 I THINK MY LIZARD IS BROKEN


YOU THINK YOU’VE GOT PROBLEMS? MY PHONE SEEMS TO HAVE LOST IT’S LEGS


911 I CAN’T GET MY PHONE OFF THE RECEIVER


MA’AM YOUR PHONE NEEDS TO BE IN THE UNLOCKED POSITION AND MAY NEED TO BE PROVIDED WITH ADDITIONAL HARDWARE TO FUNCTION CORRECTLY.


YES HELLO 911 CAN YOU HEAR ME I DROPPED MY HEADSET IN THE WATER DO YOU READ


TO BE HONEST 911, I AM NOT SURE WHAT MY PHONE IS DOING

911 MY PHONE IS FACING THE WRONG WAY AND I CAN’T GET IT TO TURN AROUND.


yes 911 hello all these people are crazy

this is still going around and it makes me rly happy.

hootaloo:

hootaloo:

bowrll:

mortisreptus:

fireskink:

alltailnolegs:

mcsprankles:

idcsam:

shadow-pop:

whatisagorman:

snakelet:

this is 911 state your emergency

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YES I NEED HELP IMMEDIATELY I CAN’T FIND MY LIZARD

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911 I THINK MY LIZARD IS BROKEN

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YOU THINK YOU’VE GOT PROBLEMS? MY PHONE SEEMS TO HAVE LOST IT’S LEGS

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911 I CAN’T GET MY PHONE OFF THE RECEIVER

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MA’AM YOUR PHONE NEEDS TO BE IN THE UNLOCKED POSITION AND MAY NEED TO BE PROVIDED WITH ADDITIONAL HARDWARE TO FUNCTION CORRECTLY.

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YES HELLO 911 CAN YOU HEAR ME I DROPPED MY HEADSET IN THE WATER DO YOU READ

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TO BE HONEST 911, I AM NOT SURE WHAT MY PHONE IS DOING

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911 MY PHONE IS FACING THE WRONG WAY AND I CAN’T GET IT TO TURN AROUND.

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yes 911 hello all these people are crazy

this is still going around and it makes me rly happy.

the-time-goddess-of-221b

I know y’all like sinks and shit but lets talk about toasters

bandgeek-musicfreak:

ciel-the-neko-overlord:

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This one looks like a scanner

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This one poaches eggs too

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Fucking hamster wheels

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This ones see through

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Awesomeness

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This one hangs on the fucking wall

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It’s like a flower

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Hand held toaster

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Need a reminder? write it on your toast

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Old school like the old school

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WERE LOSING HIM SIR NOT ON MY WATCH

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 Now you know todays weather

i didn’t realize that a toaster fandom actually existed. this is beautiful.