|I love Lotor and he deserves more attention.|
VLD Lotor deserves casual Earth clothes that appropriately acknowledge his snackability while leaving his aesthetic intact, so here’s my take.
Still trying to figure out “my style,” but I’m actually really proud of this. If it’s well received, I might even animate it a tad for further practice!
From my tumblr:
Being “safe” is relative to each individual and his situation, healing takes time, and just because everyone says you’re getting better doesn’t necessarily mean you are.
For Stan, getting his memories back was likely both a blessing and a curse. Without recollection of his darkest days, he probably felt safer than ever before, but sometimes you can’t begin to properly heal until you’ve fully embraced the problem, as proven by the blunders of the Society of the Blind Eye.
The handprint poster in Stan and Ford’s childhood room had to have a sweet story behind it. Maybe the “high six” was even invented on the day that they made it, when Stan held up his messy green hand to mix paint colors with his twin.
Also I have this headcanon that Stan and Ford have blue eyes because wax Stan’s eyes look kind of blue/ grey, buuuuut, brown eyes went better with this color scheme so here we are.
A while back I saw some posts about the likelihood of Stan being forced to commit murder at least once. The concept of that, and the psychological trouble it would cause, really stuck with me. He’d probably spend days trying to rationalize the taking of a life but ultimately he’d slip into denial and repress the memory. It’d be the only thing he managed to keep off his record. Eventually, focusing on Ford’s needs and dimensional rescue would provide opportunities for sublimation for Stan, giving him a new channel for his fear and guilt. Saving his brother’s life would feel like reparation.
So, here’s an angsty little semi-realistic Stanley in his early mullet days, being supported in his slaughter by (maybe) Rico and some other generic baddies.
From my tumblr:
While thinking about this week’s prompt, I just couldn’t get past this hilarious piece of fake news. Stan would hop on the Bitcoin bandwagon so fast that heads would spin, and the locals of Gravity Falls wouldn’t know any better.