I draw the webcomic Manly Guys Doing Manly Things and work on cartoons you might see on TV sometimes.
And also, did they get along with each other well? The first assumption I have is that there might have been a clash of personalities…
His mother was a very methodical take-charge type of person, his father was a more the “if you don’t tell me what to do I’ll forget to breathe” type. They married really young, like straight out of high school. He didn’t find her ambition emasculating and she didn’t find his dependence off-putting and they just kind of knew that was it.
- okay so let’s say Tig tells Blue his town is super boring and Blue feels like it’s his obligation to be a good host and find something to entertain him with
- but Blue is super shy and avoidant so pretty much the only fun thing he would probably think to do with other people is take them horseback riding
- but that’s kind of ordinary for him, it’s like asking someone if they want to drive around in your car. Maybe instead of horses he thinks it’s super fun to ride the big elephant-sized Bison cattle-replacement-thing they farm, so he just shimmies up the side of one like he’s in a Shadow of the Colossus tutorial level and thinks it’s the best thing.
- Even if he had the upper body strength to follow him up there, Tigris would probably be too worried about getting his pants dirty to want to ride any kind of animal.
- Blue would probably tell him to wear jeans, but even his jeans would be too fancy and designer for bison-riding.
- wow, he is a literal fancypants.
I did a post about the long dry pseudo-science behind them a while back. The driving motivation was basically to create kind of like… a version of elves. Like something human, but not quite, with questionable ethics and regarded as a distinct society from humans.
As for Chuuch, she’s kind of pampered, but still a nice person. That “Spoiled Sweet” kind of personality where she’s kind of out of touch, but she’s not a pain to deal with. She’s like the girl they sing about in Common People. She’s interested in how other people live their lives and thinks it’s fun to sneak out to be with people like Daggett, but she can come off as kind of condescending, like she’s a taking a lower-class tourist trip.
She really truly wants to be friends with everybody and isn’t good at picking sides, because of this she can come across as kind of wishy-washy. If one group of her friends was being really horrible to another, she’s not the type to step in and stop them, but she would be there to comfort the downtrodden party afterwards. She’s a little wilier than people give her credit for. She knows her community is small and image-obsessed and that there are certain times you have to keep your head down to fly under the radar, so she’s good at sneaking around. She’s friendly and fits with a lot of different cliques, so she gets gossip from all sides and has a good idea of who’s hiding what from whom. It helps her keep her ear to the ground on the small-town-politics front.
She likes the idea of how completely rebellious it is to be involved with a guy like Daggett, but she’s also aware that it’s a huuuge taboo and that she’d be a social pariah in a lot of her circles if their relationship was more than a rumour, so she keeps him mostly hidden and only lets enough slip about what they’re up to when they’re alone together to impress people with her edginess. This makes Daggett worry she’s only stringing him along for the novelty, which is something he’s been burned by more than he’d care to admit in the past. Whatever she and Daggett has is by no means exclusive, so she’s not without other interests. Her roommate is a little bit in love with her, but she’s not interested in romantic relationships with women so he pretends not to notice to avoid the confrontation.
She doesn’t really have a clear ambition for her future, her parents have raised her under the assumption that she’ll take over their little bed and breakfast business someday. In the meantime she’s wasting her time and their money on college classes she isn’t terribly interested in because it seems like what kids her age are supposed to do. She’s got a keen interest in tailoring and makes most of her own clothing, but hasn’t made any effort to monetize the hobby.
Miscellaneous Daggett facts
-He’s bad at texting because his hands are too big for his tiny ancient clamshell phone
-Sometimes he sandwiches raw bacon between steaks and just eats it like that
-He’s got all the training to be a professional mechanic but has a hard time keeping steady work
-His vision is better in low light than it is during the day
-He should wear sunglasses to help with that but he thinks they make him look like a tool
-He can’t grow a beard
-He carries around an SNES in the back of his car for occasions where he finds himself bunking somewhere with a TV.
Okay how about I reblog this with a picture of the character for the people who haven’t been following me since four years ago on DeviantArt.
Boringest arms-crossedest beefcakest Daggett.