THE FUCK IS THIS.
THE FUCK WAS THAT.
THE FUCK ARE YOU.
So someone swapped in the Attack on Titan theme on the opening for Sailor Moon Crystal and this was the result.
do most anime openings got like a pacing system going on? cuz when I was in the 10th grade I tried swapping the 2nd Naruto opening with the OP music from at least 6 different animes and every single one of them worked flawlessly
they actually do, they’re very formulaic.
I feel like it’s time to bring this back.
the first one is the best
its professionally done the photographer must have been laughing so hard
the last one’s probably my fave
i will never get over this thing
A cervi of Western prairies, excitement, and chocolate martinis for cuttlefishdoctors and a cervi of Northern rainforests, loneliness, and tbh I did frozen yogurt for crazyrodeogirl. Body types and markings are sort of inspired by the desserts/drinks, colors by surroundings, and horns by personality.
So more stupid cervi blabbering:
Cervis believe that a fawn’s personality is made up from the environment they grow up in, the particular set of the celestial bodies of the day of its birth, the parents’ magics/personalities, and the interweaving magics of it all. There might be some truth to that - genetics play a part in personality, after all, and there’s no denying that cervis are magical beasts.
A cervi’s horns grow based on its personality, though there aren’t really any set rules. The horn shape depends partially on genetics, partially on the social norms for how horns should look (cervis, though generally somewhat rare and solitary, do periodically meet up and socialize - and parents with fawns are the most likely to form herds ), and partially on how a cervi perceives itself (ie, a cervi who believes itself to be brave despite actually being a coward will display this in its horns). There’s a few safe assumptions, though:
Whether a cervi tends to be emotionally demonstrative or not. A cervi whose emotions show (or are directed toward others - ie, a cervi who has an grumpy personality may be angry - out toward others - or resentful - toward self, if that makes sense) will tend to have more forward-facing horns, while a cervi who isn’t maybe have horns that curve away. I guess sort of whether they ‘attack’ the world or ‘defend’ themselves against it?
The complexity of a cervi’s personality is shown by the way its horns branch. A cervi that is conflicted or otherwise weirdly faceted will have more branches than one that isn’t conflicted.
The sharpness of the horns demonstrates the…intensity? or the…hurtfulness??? of their personality? A cervi who is kind will likely have blunted tips on their horns, whereas one who is, say, especially gloomy may have sharp tips (one that is mildly depressive will likely also have blunted tips).
So all that put together - the cervi up top has a bubbly and excited personality, which she’s emotionally demonstrative of. She’s the one who grabs you and babbles happily about this awesome new movie and we’re going to see it right now! Her horns are forward (she’s the kind of deer who likes to face life head on) and relatively simple. The tips aren’t very sharp, but they’re present because she’s sort of intense.
The one below has a lonely personality. She’s probably not very emotionally out there, a bit on the introverted side. Her horns are swept back and branched - there’s some conflict there - and the tips are blunt. She doesn’t mind her isolation. She might even enjoy it, given her horns.
Fun fact: It’s extremely rare, but a cervi whose personality changes severely for whatever reason may find that their horns alter to fit their new self. It’s an unusual process and takes several years to complete, during which time the horns often look melted (and confused). This works since cervis have proper horns, with blood supplies and nerves inside.
tldr: Scy blabs on and on about sparkledeer horns.
figure 1: head drawings by Andrew Loomis, 1956
figure 2: women’s head designs can be generated by the same methods, they don’t have to all look very nearly the same
Some food for thought for drawing women and avoiding drawing a single female face. Too often artists seem to be afraid to give women big noses or lines or other distinguishing features, and we end up with the same face on all the characters. I’ve been browsing a lot of genderswap art lately and I’ve noticed that when male characters with large noses, thin faces, wrinkles, or other features get genderswapped, they tend to end up with small noses, round faces, and no wrinkles, and they no longer look distinct (they also look much younger than the original). So, just some references and a reminder that women’s faces have all sorts of different features, and you don’t need to just have small cute features with no wrinkles to have a character look female.