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Animals, Apparently, and Children: 4G 19:47 nonomella-deactivated20171016 Coraline is a masterfully made film, an amazing piece of art that i would never ever ever show to a child oh my god are you kidding me cthullhu Nothing wrong with a good dose of sheer terror at a young age whatthecurtains "It was a story, I learned when people began to read it, that children experienced as an adventure, but which gave adults nightmares. It's the strangest book I've written" Neil Gaiman on Coraline greenbryn @nightlovechild lierdumoa This is a legit psychology phenomenon tho like theres a stop motion version of Alice and Wonderland that adults find viscerally horrifying, but children think is nbd It's like in that toy story period of development kids are It's like in that 'toy story' period of development kids are all kind of high key convinced that their stuffed animals lead secret lives when they're not looking and that they're sleeping on top of a child-eating monster every night so they see a movie like Coraline and are just like "Ah, yes. A validation of my normal everyday worldview Same thing happened to me last Tuesday night. I told mommy and she just smiled and nodded redgrieve Stephen King had this whole spiel i found really interesting about this phenomenon about how kids have like their own culture and their own literally a different way of viewing and interpreting the world with its own rules that's like secret and removed from adult culture and that you just kinda forget ever existed as you grow up it's apparently why he writes about kids so much 12drakon An open-ended puzzle often gives parents math anxiety while their kids just happily play with it, explore, and learn. I've seen it so many times in math circles. We warn folks about it gokuma Neil Gaiman also said that the difference in reactions Neil Gaiman also said that the difference in reactions stems from the fact in "Coraline" adults see a child in danger - while children see themselves facing danger and winning rosymamacita i never saw so much push back from adults towards YA literature as when middle aged women started reading The Hunger Games. They were horrified that kids would be given such harsh stories, and I kept trying to point out the NECESSITY of confronting these hard issues in a safe fictional environment. jewishdragon Also, in an interview, he said that Coraline was partially based on a story his not yet 6 year old daughter would tell him SAGAL: No. I mean, for example, your incredibly successful young adult novel "Coraline" is about a young girl in house in which there's a hole in the wall that leads to a very mysterious and very evil world. So when you were a kid, is that what you imagined? GAIMAN: When I was a kid, we actually lived in a house that had been divided in two at one point, which meant that one room in our house opened up onto a brick wall And I was convinced all I had to do was just open it the 4G 19:47 And I was convinced all I had to do was just open it the right way and it wouldn't be a brick wall. So l'd sidle over to the door and l'd pull it open SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER) SAGAL: Right GAIMAN: And it was always a brick wal SAGAL: Right GAIMAN: But it was one of those things that as I grew older, I carried it with me and I thought, I want to send somebody through that door. And when I came to write a story for my daughter Holly, at the time she was a 4 or 5-year-old girl. She'd come home from nursery. She'd seen me writing all day. So she'd come and climb on my ap and dictate stories to me. And it'd always be about small giris named Holl SAGAL: Right GAIMAN: Who would come home to normally find their mother had been kidnapped by a witch and replaced by evil people who wanted to kill her and she'd have to go off and escape. And I thought, great, what a fun kid wetwareproblem "Fairy tales do not give the child his first idea of bogey O4G19:47 Fairy tales do not give the child his first idea of bogey. What fairy tales give the child is his first clear idea of the possible defeat of bogey. The baby has known the dragon intimately ever since he had an imagination. What the fairy tale provides for him is a St. George to kill the dragon." - G. K. Chesterton 571,703 notas TF te wtf-fun-factss WTF fun fact #8976 A group of sperm whales adopted a bottlenose dolphin with a spinal deformation, after it was lost from its own dolphin group. Different ages, different fears.
Animals, Apparently, and Children: 4G
 19:47
 nonomella-deactivated20171016
 Coraline is a masterfully made film, an amazing piece
 of art that i would never ever ever show to a child oh my
 god are you kidding me
 cthullhu
 Nothing wrong with a good dose of sheer terror at a
 young age
 whatthecurtains
 "It was a story, I learned when people began to read it,
 that children experienced as an adventure, but which
 gave adults nightmares. It's the strangest book I've
 written"
 Neil Gaiman on Coraline
 greenbryn
 @nightlovechild
 lierdumoa
 This is a legit psychology phenomenon tho like theres
 a stop motion version of Alice and Wonderland that
 adults find viscerally horrifying, but children think is nbd
 It's like in that toy story period of development kids are

 It's like in that 'toy story' period of development kids are
 all kind of high key convinced that their stuffed animals
 lead secret lives when they're not looking and that
 they're sleeping on top of a child-eating monster every
 night so they see a movie like Coraline and are just like
 "Ah, yes. A validation of my normal everyday worldview
 Same thing happened to me last Tuesday night. I told
 mommy and she just smiled and nodded
 redgrieve
 Stephen King had this whole spiel i found really
 interesting about this phenomenon about how kids have
 like their own culture and their own literally a different
 way of viewing and interpreting the world with its own
 rules that's like secret and removed from adult culture
 and that you just kinda forget ever existed as you grow
 up it's apparently why he writes about kids so much
 12drakon
 An open-ended puzzle often gives parents math anxiety
 while their kids just happily play with it, explore, and
 learn. I've seen it so many times in math circles. We
 warn folks about it
 gokuma
 Neil Gaiman also said that the difference in reactions

 Neil Gaiman also said that the difference in reactions
 stems from the fact in "Coraline" adults see a child in
 danger - while children see themselves facing danger
 and winning
 rosymamacita
 i never saw so much push back from adults towards YA
 literature as when middle aged women started reading
 The Hunger Games. They were horrified that kids would
 be given such harsh stories, and I kept trying to point
 out the NECESSITY of confronting these hard issues in
 a safe fictional environment.
 jewishdragon
 Also, in an interview, he said that Coraline was partially
 based on a story his not yet 6 year old daughter would
 tell him
 SAGAL: No. I mean, for example, your incredibly
 successful young adult novel "Coraline" is about a
 young girl in house in which there's a hole in the wall
 that leads to a very mysterious and very evil world. So
 when you were a kid, is that what you imagined?
 GAIMAN: When I was a kid, we actually lived in a house
 that had been divided in two at one point, which meant
 that one room in our house opened up onto a brick wall
 And I was convinced all I had to do was just open it the

 4G
 19:47
 And I was convinced all I had to do was just open it the
 right way and it wouldn't be a brick wall. So l'd sidle over
 to the door and l'd pull it open
 SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)
 SAGAL: Right
 GAIMAN: And it was always a brick wal
 SAGAL: Right
 GAIMAN: But it was one of those things that as I grew
 older, I carried it with me and I thought, I want to send
 somebody through that door. And when I came to write
 a story for my daughter Holly, at the time she was a 4
 or 5-year-old girl. She'd come home from nursery. She'd
 seen me writing all day. So she'd come and climb on my
 ap and dictate stories to me. And it'd always be about
 small giris named Holl
 SAGAL: Right
 GAIMAN: Who would come home to normally find their
 mother had been kidnapped by a witch and replaced by
 evil people who wanted to kill her and she'd have to go
 off and escape. And I thought, great, what a fun kid
 wetwareproblem
 "Fairy tales do not give the child his first idea of bogey

 O4G19:47
 Fairy tales do not give the child his first idea of bogey.
 What fairy tales give the child is his first clear idea of
 the possible defeat of bogey. The baby has known the
 dragon intimately ever since he had an imagination.
 What the fairy tale provides for him is a St. George to kill
 the dragon." - G. K. Chesterton
 571,703 notas
 TF
 te wtf-fun-factss
 WTF fun fact #8976
 A group of sperm whales adopted a bottlenose dolphin with a
 spinal deformation, after it was lost from its own dolphin group.
Different ages, different fears.

Different ages, different fears.

Arthur, Beautiful, and Calvin Johnson: <p><a href="http://blackcrystalsrpg.tumblr.com/post/167417774769/ok-then-heres-some-info-about-starsio-story" class="tumblr_blog">blackcrystalsrpg</a>:</p><blockquote> <p>Ok then. Here’s some info about Starsio!!!!</p> <figure data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1350" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/71f6cd92b17b1a3e75d6f2ca671c6b59/tumblr_inline_ozbew3hmMs1uswpmg_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1350"/></figure><p><b>Story So Far</b></p> <p>Starsio is gifted with a beautiful voice. He worked as a street performer in his home town along with his friend, Melody. Starsio would sing his little heart out all day while Melody acted as the hype girl of the duo, gathering audience, getting the crowd excited and accepting/demanding money from onlookers. Life was hard for the two, but they managed to make ends meet somehow.<br/></p> <p>Here’s a sketch of Starsio and Melody back in the good ol’ days.</p> <figure data-orig-width="2072" data-orig-height="1888" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4878f5755149e7da5f46646a9345b58a/tumblr_inline_ozbe19Vj4Z1uswpmg_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="2072" data-orig-height="1888"/></figure><p>Melody doesn’t have a game sprite yet. Here are some sketches of her for the curious.</p> <figure data-orig-width="1456" data-orig-height="1556" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e0ab6ca20be5e8700ba232ecdfd77383/tumblr_inline_ozbehbgEF41uswpmg_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1456" data-orig-height="1556"/></figure><p>Now back to the story!</p> <p>All of this changed though when one day Starsio was kidnapped off of the streets by a bunch of goons!!!!<br/></p> <p>Starsio was taken to the cabaret/brothel “Paprika”. This establishment is notorious for human trafficking and forced labor, however is protected by the Law Enforcement of Capital City. Starsio was forced to become a singer at Paprika. The boss there had heard of Starsio and his voice and decided he would be the perfect change the establishment needed in order to boost business.</p> <p>All of this was very hard on poor Starsio. At first he was helpless to do anything, however, not long after he was brought to Paprika, Starsio awakened a mysterious ability. He could suddenly <b>conjure fireflies that would do his bidding! </b>Here’s a WIP of his fire fly magic!</p> <figure data-orig-width="674" data-orig-height="451" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/00d981cae52fbd5ce4fc446664aaeb70/tumblr_inline_ozbeyk53WO1uswpmg_540.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="674" data-orig-height="451"/></figure><p>Starsio did not understand how and why he had gained this ability, but he knew one thing for certain: it was time to escape. On a rainy night, not very different from the night he was kidnapped, Starsio sets off his escape plan with one last song….<br/></p> <p><b>Personality</b><br/></p> <p>Starsio is mild mannered and very polite. He gets irritated by things often but he never loses his temper. He is more of a passive aggressive type. He is also not a leader type of person. Back at home Melody acted as the leader of the two. However, Starsio steps up and assumes leadership when him and Arthur set their escape plan in motion. </p> <p>He also has an inner diva that comes out from time to time. Here’s a draft skill animation that kinda shows that side of him.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="411" data-orig-width="712"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d4ea718723cb6e1db0627d89d07ddde5/tumblr_inline_ozbgf4TTfI1uswpmg_540.gif" data-orig-height="411" data-orig-width="712"/></figure><p><b>Likes </b><br/></p> <p>CANDY. Think of the most unhealthy, more artificially colored, suger coated with 20 layers of glazing, stuffed with 10 types of custard, dipped in 15 types of chocolate candy, multiply by infinity, and then serve to Starsio. He LOVES unhealthy candy. Glow in the dark  and fluorescent candy is his favorite. </p> <p>In fact, candy items have bonus effects on him if used in battle! That’s how much he loves CANDY!!!!</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="185" data-orig-width="536"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ae531573b4f21c8c0b9480c4d7312cd9/tumblr_inline_ozbgk2SYM81uswpmg_540.png" data-orig-height="185" data-orig-width="536"/></figure><p><b>Fun Facts</b><br/></p> <p>I originally created Starsio when I was about 13-14 years old. He was a character in a story I wrote called “The Legend of the Black Crystals”. In that story, Starsio was Italian and was a mute. This is what he looked like back then! </p> <figure data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="566" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3a685470735a704c6f5e12752d2a8eee/tumblr_inline_ozbfqk9HL31uswpmg_540.png" data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="566"/></figure><p>I hope you guys found this post interesting. Until next time!</p> </blockquote>
Arthur, Beautiful, and Calvin Johnson: <p><a href="http://blackcrystalsrpg.tumblr.com/post/167417774769/ok-then-heres-some-info-about-starsio-story" class="tumblr_blog">blackcrystalsrpg</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p>Ok then. Here’s some info about Starsio!!!!</p>
<figure data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1350" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/71f6cd92b17b1a3e75d6f2ca671c6b59/tumblr_inline_ozbew3hmMs1uswpmg_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1350"/></figure><p><b>Story So Far</b></p>
<p>Starsio is gifted with a beautiful voice. He worked as a street performer in his home town along with his friend, Melody. Starsio would sing his little heart out all day while Melody acted as the hype girl of the duo, gathering audience, getting the crowd excited and accepting/demanding money from onlookers. Life was hard for the two, but they managed to make ends meet somehow.<br/></p>
<p>Here’s a sketch of Starsio and Melody back in the good ol’ days.</p>
<figure data-orig-width="2072" data-orig-height="1888" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4878f5755149e7da5f46646a9345b58a/tumblr_inline_ozbe19Vj4Z1uswpmg_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="2072" data-orig-height="1888"/></figure><p>Melody doesn’t have a game sprite yet. Here are some sketches of her for the curious.</p>
<figure data-orig-width="1456" data-orig-height="1556" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e0ab6ca20be5e8700ba232ecdfd77383/tumblr_inline_ozbehbgEF41uswpmg_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1456" data-orig-height="1556"/></figure><p>Now back to the story!</p>
<p>All of this changed though when one day Starsio was kidnapped off of the streets by a bunch of goons!!!!<br/></p>
<p>Starsio was taken to the cabaret/brothel “Paprika”. This establishment is notorious for human trafficking and forced labor, however is protected by the Law Enforcement of Capital City. Starsio was forced to become a singer at Paprika. The boss there had heard of Starsio and his voice and decided he would be the perfect change the establishment needed in order to boost business.</p>
<p>All of this was very hard on poor Starsio. At first he was helpless to do anything, however, not long after he was brought to Paprika, Starsio awakened a mysterious ability. He could suddenly <b>conjure fireflies that would do his bidding! </b>Here’s a WIP of his fire fly magic!</p>
<figure data-orig-width="674" data-orig-height="451" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/00d981cae52fbd5ce4fc446664aaeb70/tumblr_inline_ozbeyk53WO1uswpmg_540.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="674" data-orig-height="451"/></figure><p>Starsio did not understand how and why he had gained this ability, but he knew one thing for certain: it was time to escape. On a rainy night, not very different from the night he was kidnapped, Starsio sets off his escape plan with one last song….<br/></p>
<p><b>Personality</b><br/></p>
<p>Starsio is mild mannered and very polite. He gets irritated by things often but he never loses his temper. He is more of a passive aggressive type. He is also not a leader type of person. Back at home Melody acted as the leader of the two. However, Starsio steps up and assumes leadership when him and Arthur set their escape plan in motion. </p>
<p>He also has an inner diva that comes out from time to time. Here’s a draft skill animation that kinda shows that side of him.</p>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="411" data-orig-width="712"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d4ea718723cb6e1db0627d89d07ddde5/tumblr_inline_ozbgf4TTfI1uswpmg_540.gif" data-orig-height="411" data-orig-width="712"/></figure><p><b>Likes </b><br/></p>
<p>CANDY. Think of the most unhealthy, more artificially colored, suger coated with 20 layers of glazing, stuffed with 10 types of custard, dipped in 15 types of chocolate candy, multiply by infinity, and then serve to Starsio. He LOVES unhealthy candy. Glow in the dark  and fluorescent candy is his favorite. </p>
<p>In fact, candy items have bonus effects on him if used in battle! That’s how much he loves CANDY!!!!</p>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="185" data-orig-width="536"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ae531573b4f21c8c0b9480c4d7312cd9/tumblr_inline_ozbgk2SYM81uswpmg_540.png" data-orig-height="185" data-orig-width="536"/></figure><p><b>Fun Facts</b><br/></p>
<p>I originally created Starsio when I was about 13-14 years old. He was a character in a story I wrote called “The Legend of the Black Crystals”. In that story, Starsio was Italian and was a mute. This is what he looked like back then! </p>
<figure data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="566" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3a685470735a704c6f5e12752d2a8eee/tumblr_inline_ozbfqk9HL31uswpmg_540.png" data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="566"/></figure><p>I hope you guys found this post interesting. Until next time!</p>
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<p><a href="http://blackcrystalsrpg.tumblr.com/post/167417774769/ok-then-heres-some-info-about-starsio-story" class="tumblr_blog">blackcryst...

Arthur, Beautiful, and Calvin Johnson: <p><a href="http://blackcrystalsrpg.tumblr.com/post/167417774769/ok-then-heres-some-info-about-starsio-story" class="tumblr_blog">blackcrystalsrpg</a>:</p><blockquote> <p>Ok then. Here’s some info about Starsio!!!!</p> <figure data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1350" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/71f6cd92b17b1a3e75d6f2ca671c6b59/tumblr_inline_ozbew3hmMs1uswpmg_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1350"/></figure><p><b>Story So Far</b></p> <p>Starsio is gifted with a beautiful voice. He worked as a street performer in his home town along with his friend, Melody. Starsio would sing his little heart out all day while Melody acted as the hype girl of the duo, gathering audience, getting the crowd excited and accepting/demanding money from onlookers. Life was hard for the two, but they managed to make ends meet somehow.<br/></p> <p>Here’s a sketch of Starsio and Melody back in the good ol’ days.</p> <figure data-orig-width="2072" data-orig-height="1888" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4878f5755149e7da5f46646a9345b58a/tumblr_inline_ozbe19Vj4Z1uswpmg_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="2072" data-orig-height="1888"/></figure><p>Melody doesn’t have a game sprite yet. Here are some sketches of her for the curious.</p> <figure data-orig-width="1456" data-orig-height="1556" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e0ab6ca20be5e8700ba232ecdfd77383/tumblr_inline_ozbehbgEF41uswpmg_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1456" data-orig-height="1556"/></figure><p>Now back to the story!</p> <p>All of this changed though when one day Starsio was kidnapped off of the streets by a bunch of goons!!!!<br/></p> <p>Starsio was taken to the cabaret/brothel “Paprika”. This establishment is notorious for human trafficking and forced labor, however is protected by the Law Enforcement of Capital City. Starsio was forced to become a singer at Paprika. The boss there had heard of Starsio and his voice and decided he would be the perfect change the establishment needed in order to boost business.</p> <p>All of this was very hard on poor Starsio. At first he was helpless to do anything, however, not long after he was brought to Paprika, Starsio awakened a mysterious ability. He could suddenly <b>conjure fireflies that would do his bidding! </b>Here’s a WIP of his fire fly magic!</p> <figure data-orig-width="674" data-orig-height="451" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/00d981cae52fbd5ce4fc446664aaeb70/tumblr_inline_ozbeyk53WO1uswpmg_540.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="674" data-orig-height="451"/></figure><p>Starsio did not understand how and why he had gained this ability, but he knew one thing for certain: it was time to escape. On a rainy night, not very different from the night he was kidnapped, Starsio sets off his escape plan with one last song….<br/></p> <p><b>Personality</b><br/></p> <p>Starsio is mild mannered and very polite. He gets irritated by things often but he never loses his temper. He is more of a passive aggressive type. He is also not a leader type of person. Back at home Melody acted as the leader of the two. However, Starsio steps up and assumes leadership when him and Arthur set their escape plan in motion. </p> <p>He also has an inner diva that comes out from time to time. Here’s a draft skill animation that kinda shows that side of him.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="411" data-orig-width="712"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d4ea718723cb6e1db0627d89d07ddde5/tumblr_inline_ozbgf4TTfI1uswpmg_540.gif" data-orig-height="411" data-orig-width="712"/></figure><p><b>Likes </b><br/></p> <p>CANDY. Think of the most unhealthy, more artificially colored, suger coated with 20 layers of glazing, stuffed with 10 types of custard, dipped in 15 types of chocolate candy, multiply by infinity, and then serve to Starsio. He LOVES unhealthy candy. Glow in the dark  and fluorescent candy is his favorite. </p> <p>In fact, candy items have bonus effects on him if used in battle! That’s how much he loves CANDY!!!!</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="185" data-orig-width="536"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ae531573b4f21c8c0b9480c4d7312cd9/tumblr_inline_ozbgk2SYM81uswpmg_540.png" data-orig-height="185" data-orig-width="536"/></figure><p><b>Fun Facts</b><br/></p> <p>I originally created Starsio when I was about 13-14 years old. He was a character in a story I wrote called “The Legend of the Black Crystals”. In that story, Starsio was Italian and was a mute. This is what he looked like back then! </p> <figure data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="566" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3a685470735a704c6f5e12752d2a8eee/tumblr_inline_ozbfqk9HL31uswpmg_540.png" data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="566"/></figure><p>I hope you guys found this post interesting. Until next time!</p> </blockquote>
Arthur, Beautiful, and Calvin Johnson: <p><a href="http://blackcrystalsrpg.tumblr.com/post/167417774769/ok-then-heres-some-info-about-starsio-story" class="tumblr_blog">blackcrystalsrpg</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p>Ok then. Here’s some info about Starsio!!!!</p>
<figure data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1350" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/71f6cd92b17b1a3e75d6f2ca671c6b59/tumblr_inline_ozbew3hmMs1uswpmg_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1350"/></figure><p><b>Story So Far</b></p>
<p>Starsio is gifted with a beautiful voice. He worked as a street performer in his home town along with his friend, Melody. Starsio would sing his little heart out all day while Melody acted as the hype girl of the duo, gathering audience, getting the crowd excited and accepting/demanding money from onlookers. Life was hard for the two, but they managed to make ends meet somehow.<br/></p>
<p>Here’s a sketch of Starsio and Melody back in the good ol’ days.</p>
<figure data-orig-width="2072" data-orig-height="1888" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4878f5755149e7da5f46646a9345b58a/tumblr_inline_ozbe19Vj4Z1uswpmg_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="2072" data-orig-height="1888"/></figure><p>Melody doesn’t have a game sprite yet. Here are some sketches of her for the curious.</p>
<figure data-orig-width="1456" data-orig-height="1556" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e0ab6ca20be5e8700ba232ecdfd77383/tumblr_inline_ozbehbgEF41uswpmg_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1456" data-orig-height="1556"/></figure><p>Now back to the story!</p>
<p>All of this changed though when one day Starsio was kidnapped off of the streets by a bunch of goons!!!!<br/></p>
<p>Starsio was taken to the cabaret/brothel “Paprika”. This establishment is notorious for human trafficking and forced labor, however is protected by the Law Enforcement of Capital City. Starsio was forced to become a singer at Paprika. The boss there had heard of Starsio and his voice and decided he would be the perfect change the establishment needed in order to boost business.</p>
<p>All of this was very hard on poor Starsio. At first he was helpless to do anything, however, not long after he was brought to Paprika, Starsio awakened a mysterious ability. He could suddenly <b>conjure fireflies that would do his bidding! </b>Here’s a WIP of his fire fly magic!</p>
<figure data-orig-width="674" data-orig-height="451" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/00d981cae52fbd5ce4fc446664aaeb70/tumblr_inline_ozbeyk53WO1uswpmg_540.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="674" data-orig-height="451"/></figure><p>Starsio did not understand how and why he had gained this ability, but he knew one thing for certain: it was time to escape. On a rainy night, not very different from the night he was kidnapped, Starsio sets off his escape plan with one last song….<br/></p>
<p><b>Personality</b><br/></p>
<p>Starsio is mild mannered and very polite. He gets irritated by things often but he never loses his temper. He is more of a passive aggressive type. He is also not a leader type of person. Back at home Melody acted as the leader of the two. However, Starsio steps up and assumes leadership when him and Arthur set their escape plan in motion. </p>
<p>He also has an inner diva that comes out from time to time. Here’s a draft skill animation that kinda shows that side of him.</p>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="411" data-orig-width="712"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d4ea718723cb6e1db0627d89d07ddde5/tumblr_inline_ozbgf4TTfI1uswpmg_540.gif" data-orig-height="411" data-orig-width="712"/></figure><p><b>Likes </b><br/></p>
<p>CANDY. Think of the most unhealthy, more artificially colored, suger coated with 20 layers of glazing, stuffed with 10 types of custard, dipped in 15 types of chocolate candy, multiply by infinity, and then serve to Starsio. He LOVES unhealthy candy. Glow in the dark  and fluorescent candy is his favorite. </p>
<p>In fact, candy items have bonus effects on him if used in battle! That’s how much he loves CANDY!!!!</p>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="185" data-orig-width="536"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ae531573b4f21c8c0b9480c4d7312cd9/tumblr_inline_ozbgk2SYM81uswpmg_540.png" data-orig-height="185" data-orig-width="536"/></figure><p><b>Fun Facts</b><br/></p>
<p>I originally created Starsio when I was about 13-14 years old. He was a character in a story I wrote called “The Legend of the Black Crystals”. In that story, Starsio was Italian and was a mute. This is what he looked like back then! </p>
<figure data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="566" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3a685470735a704c6f5e12752d2a8eee/tumblr_inline_ozbfqk9HL31uswpmg_540.png" data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="566"/></figure><p>I hope you guys found this post interesting. Until next time!</p>
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Arthur, Beautiful, and Calvin Johnson: <p><a href="http://blackcrystalsrpg.tumblr.com/post/167417774769/ok-then-heres-some-info-about-starsio-story" class="tumblr_blog">blackcrystalsrpg</a>:</p><blockquote> <p>Ok then. Here’s some info about Starsio!!!!</p> <figure data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1350" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/71f6cd92b17b1a3e75d6f2ca671c6b59/tumblr_inline_ozbew3hmMs1uswpmg_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1350"/></figure><p><b>Story So Far</b></p> <p>Starsio is gifted with a beautiful voice. He worked as a street performer in his home town along with his friend, Melody. Starsio would sing his little heart out all day while Melody acted as the hype girl of the duo, gathering audience, getting the crowd excited and accepting/demanding money from onlookers. Life was hard for the two, but they managed to make ends meet somehow.<br/></p> <p>Here’s a sketch of Starsio and Melody back in the good ol’ days.</p> <figure data-orig-width="2072" data-orig-height="1888" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4878f5755149e7da5f46646a9345b58a/tumblr_inline_ozbe19Vj4Z1uswpmg_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="2072" data-orig-height="1888"/></figure><p>Melody doesn’t have a game sprite yet. Here are some sketches of her for the curious.</p> <figure data-orig-width="1456" data-orig-height="1556" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e0ab6ca20be5e8700ba232ecdfd77383/tumblr_inline_ozbehbgEF41uswpmg_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1456" data-orig-height="1556"/></figure><p>Now back to the story!</p> <p>All of this changed though when one day Starsio was kidnapped off of the streets by a bunch of goons!!!!<br/></p> <p>Starsio was taken to the cabaret/brothel “Paprika”. This establishment is notorious for human trafficking and forced labor, however is protected by the Law Enforcement of Capital City. Starsio was forced to become a singer at Paprika. The boss there had heard of Starsio and his voice and decided he would be the perfect change the establishment needed in order to boost business.</p> <p>All of this was very hard on poor Starsio. At first he was helpless to do anything, however, not long after he was brought to Paprika, Starsio awakened a mysterious ability. He could suddenly <b>conjure fireflies that would do his bidding! </b>Here’s a WIP of his fire fly magic!</p> <figure data-orig-width="674" data-orig-height="451" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/00d981cae52fbd5ce4fc446664aaeb70/tumblr_inline_ozbeyk53WO1uswpmg_540.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="674" data-orig-height="451"/></figure><p>Starsio did not understand how and why he had gained this ability, but he knew one thing for certain: it was time to escape. On a rainy night, not very different from the night he was kidnapped, Starsio sets off his escape plan with one last song….<br/></p> <p><b>Personality</b><br/></p> <p>Starsio is mild mannered and very polite. He gets irritated by things often but he never loses his temper. He is more of a passive aggressive type. He is also not a leader type of person. Back at home Melody acted as the leader of the two. However, Starsio steps up and assumes leadership when him and Arthur set their escape plan in motion. </p> <p>He also has an inner diva that comes out from time to time. Here’s a draft skill animation that kinda shows that side of him.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="411" data-orig-width="712"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d4ea718723cb6e1db0627d89d07ddde5/tumblr_inline_ozbgf4TTfI1uswpmg_540.gif" data-orig-height="411" data-orig-width="712"/></figure><p><b>Likes </b><br/></p> <p>CANDY. Think of the most unhealthy, more artificially colored, suger coated with 20 layers of glazing, stuffed with 10 types of custard, dipped in 15 types of chocolate candy, multiply by infinity, and then serve to Starsio. He LOVES unhealthy candy. Glow in the dark  and fluorescent candy is his favorite. </p> <p>In fact, candy items have bonus effects on him if used in battle! That’s how much he loves CANDY!!!!</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="185" data-orig-width="536"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ae531573b4f21c8c0b9480c4d7312cd9/tumblr_inline_ozbgk2SYM81uswpmg_540.png" data-orig-height="185" data-orig-width="536"/></figure><p><b>Fun Facts</b><br/></p> <p>I originally created Starsio when I was about 13-14 years old. He was a character in a story I wrote called “The Legend of the Black Crystals”. In that story, Starsio was Italian and was a mute. This is what he looked like back then! </p> <figure data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="566" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3a685470735a704c6f5e12752d2a8eee/tumblr_inline_ozbfqk9HL31uswpmg_540.png" data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="566"/></figure><p>I hope you guys found this post interesting. Until next time!</p> </blockquote>
Arthur, Beautiful, and Calvin Johnson: <p><a href="http://blackcrystalsrpg.tumblr.com/post/167417774769/ok-then-heres-some-info-about-starsio-story" class="tumblr_blog">blackcrystalsrpg</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p>Ok then. Here’s some info about Starsio!!!!</p>
<figure data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1350" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/71f6cd92b17b1a3e75d6f2ca671c6b59/tumblr_inline_ozbew3hmMs1uswpmg_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1350"/></figure><p><b>Story So Far</b></p>
<p>Starsio is gifted with a beautiful voice. He worked as a street performer in his home town along with his friend, Melody. Starsio would sing his little heart out all day while Melody acted as the hype girl of the duo, gathering audience, getting the crowd excited and accepting/demanding money from onlookers. Life was hard for the two, but they managed to make ends meet somehow.<br/></p>
<p>Here’s a sketch of Starsio and Melody back in the good ol’ days.</p>
<figure data-orig-width="2072" data-orig-height="1888" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4878f5755149e7da5f46646a9345b58a/tumblr_inline_ozbe19Vj4Z1uswpmg_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="2072" data-orig-height="1888"/></figure><p>Melody doesn’t have a game sprite yet. Here are some sketches of her for the curious.</p>
<figure data-orig-width="1456" data-orig-height="1556" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e0ab6ca20be5e8700ba232ecdfd77383/tumblr_inline_ozbehbgEF41uswpmg_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1456" data-orig-height="1556"/></figure><p>Now back to the story!</p>
<p>All of this changed though when one day Starsio was kidnapped off of the streets by a bunch of goons!!!!<br/></p>
<p>Starsio was taken to the cabaret/brothel “Paprika”. This establishment is notorious for human trafficking and forced labor, however is protected by the Law Enforcement of Capital City. Starsio was forced to become a singer at Paprika. The boss there had heard of Starsio and his voice and decided he would be the perfect change the establishment needed in order to boost business.</p>
<p>All of this was very hard on poor Starsio. At first he was helpless to do anything, however, not long after he was brought to Paprika, Starsio awakened a mysterious ability. He could suddenly <b>conjure fireflies that would do his bidding! </b>Here’s a WIP of his fire fly magic!</p>
<figure data-orig-width="674" data-orig-height="451" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/00d981cae52fbd5ce4fc446664aaeb70/tumblr_inline_ozbeyk53WO1uswpmg_540.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="674" data-orig-height="451"/></figure><p>Starsio did not understand how and why he had gained this ability, but he knew one thing for certain: it was time to escape. On a rainy night, not very different from the night he was kidnapped, Starsio sets off his escape plan with one last song….<br/></p>
<p><b>Personality</b><br/></p>
<p>Starsio is mild mannered and very polite. He gets irritated by things often but he never loses his temper. He is more of a passive aggressive type. He is also not a leader type of person. Back at home Melody acted as the leader of the two. However, Starsio steps up and assumes leadership when him and Arthur set their escape plan in motion. </p>
<p>He also has an inner diva that comes out from time to time. Here’s a draft skill animation that kinda shows that side of him.</p>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="411" data-orig-width="712"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d4ea718723cb6e1db0627d89d07ddde5/tumblr_inline_ozbgf4TTfI1uswpmg_540.gif" data-orig-height="411" data-orig-width="712"/></figure><p><b>Likes </b><br/></p>
<p>CANDY. Think of the most unhealthy, more artificially colored, suger coated with 20 layers of glazing, stuffed with 10 types of custard, dipped in 15 types of chocolate candy, multiply by infinity, and then serve to Starsio. He LOVES unhealthy candy. Glow in the dark  and fluorescent candy is his favorite. </p>
<p>In fact, candy items have bonus effects on him if used in battle! That’s how much he loves CANDY!!!!</p>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="185" data-orig-width="536"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ae531573b4f21c8c0b9480c4d7312cd9/tumblr_inline_ozbgk2SYM81uswpmg_540.png" data-orig-height="185" data-orig-width="536"/></figure><p><b>Fun Facts</b><br/></p>
<p>I originally created Starsio when I was about 13-14 years old. He was a character in a story I wrote called “The Legend of the Black Crystals”. In that story, Starsio was Italian and was a mute. This is what he looked like back then! </p>
<figure data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="566" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3a685470735a704c6f5e12752d2a8eee/tumblr_inline_ozbfqk9HL31uswpmg_540.png" data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="566"/></figure><p>I hope you guys found this post interesting. Until next time!</p>
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