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Saw your new goblin girl on the other blog and on DA. What's her name, what's her personality like? How do you think she'd get along with some of the OCs i've mentioned?
Anonymous said to twitchyblogged:
What’s her name and what can you tell about her?
i’m assuming both these questions refer to the same thing (since otherwise the anon question has no context!). for reference, this is about this picture;
I honestly did not have any ideas on her personality, name or any details; i just wanted to draw a cute gobbo gal. off the top of my head, here’s some ideas:
she’s from a goblin/orc variant species, split off from humans a while ago, and being a goblin or orc is really more of a spectrum; at one end is goblins, who are small, physically frail and think fairly quickly, and orcs, who are gigantic, incredibly strong, but they are so impulsive and narrowly focused in their intelligence that they generally require medical assistance to function as their smaller kin do.
her name is probably… Salmave clan Hillgut, one of the few goblins born into a mainly orc family for a while. they placed her in charge, as goblins (with their more flexible intelligence and ability to control impulses) are usually put in positions of authority. She came to it magnificantly and was a skilled leader and clan mother, producing many hundreds of offspring, expanding their power significantly.
She has an innate skill with technological devices; her intuitive ability to improve basically anything and produce technology that is just a BIT impossible suggests she has the power to infuse magic into an idea and thus produce mad science gadgets, but she has yet to really focus on this. This skill led her to a religious society that venerates Primus, in her form as the creator of all tools, as the source of thought and adaptation. Technology is revered as a physical manifestation of her body and gifts.
This religion, sort of a combination of the Autochthonian Sodalities of Exalted and the Adeptus Mechanicus of warhammer 40k, often encourages its practicioners to upgrade their bodies in favor of mechanical perfection. She agrees with this notion, but her cybernetic improvements are the consequence of dreadful accidents, not deliberate alterations to herself.
As a goblin, she is also rather small, standing around 3 feet tall but she is very broad for her size; she has the thick build of a true goblin mom.
Personality wise, she has an interseting blend of many traditional mad science aspects (disturbing enthusiasm with experiments, a keen interest in modifying herself and ‘improving’ others, throwing science at the wall and seeing what sticks) and a genuinely sweet, motherly authority. She is calm in a crisis, and most of the time in any case, her enthusiasm only showing as small peaks in her energy. She’s sweet, gentle and helpful, though her help can involve replacing your outmoded bits with much better wheels!
She’s not much involved in pred or prey behavior, but she’s not adverse to gulping down things many times her size if she’s feeling peckish. SHe, for whatever reason, prefers to swallow mechanical things and is fully capable of digesting metal. Generally she’s happier to be living storage for friends, though, carrying them about from place to place and somehow moving them to her womb. It’s a skill, she says!
Hmm… this post is getting long enough as is, so it would probably be best if you sent more asks detailing specific characters, and that would give me something to work with? I’m making her up as I go; her personality isn’t very formed yet so I don’t have that much to work off of.