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The Flaky Gene: Complete

Sat Jan 31, 2015, 1:10 PM
Hello, again! It's been a while. Sort of. Not really.

I feel like I've just accomplished something. It started simply enough... a bunch of female characters from Flaky Pastry... a bunch of male characters from the same... a grid... and for each pairing, imagine what their child would look like. An interesting experiment... Thanks again to arger for her meme base, which is where I began.

I have to say, I didn't know for sure whether I would finish this, back then. When was it again? March 9th 2014! I was so not sure I would finish that I started by posting an unfinished version, then updated it progressively as I advanced...
Flaky Gene Meme by falingard

Just finishing the initial portrait grid took nearly the rest of the month... but hey, when something is fun, you keep going :D Was that enough? OF COURSE NOT. The next phase took almost a year! Taking each of these portraits and making them into a full-body picture? Yeah. DAUNTING. But here we are.. look at them now!

The Flaky Gene: Sophlin by falingard The Flaky Gene: Philemon by falingard The Flaky Gene: Mistrale by falingard The Flaky Gene: Aniel by falingard The Flaky Gene: Saiph by falingard The Flaky Gene: Valence by falingard
The Flaky Gene: Steven by falingard The Flaky Gene: Ines by falingard The Flaky Gene: Swuzann by falingard The Flaky Gene: Claude by falingard The Flaky Gene: Kai by falingard The Flaky Gene: Decker by falingard
The Flaky Gene: Vernali by falingard The Flaky Gene: Alyren by falingard The Flaky Gene: Yrmstrae by falingard The Flaky Gene: Coravine by falingard The Flaky Gene: Marci by falingard The Flaky Gene: Eider by falingard
The Flaky Gene: Limone by falingard The Flaky Gene: Alexis by falingard The Flaky Gene: Beck by falingard The Flaky Gene: Jean by falingard The Flaky Gene: Meredith by falingard The Flaky Gene: Simon by falingard
The Flaky Gene: Gail by falingard The Flaky Gene: Cassandra by falingard The Flaky Gene: Samael by falingard The Flaky Gene: Davill by falingard The Flaky Gene: Carol by falingard The Flaky Gene: Delilah by falingard
The Flaky Gene: Salascia by falingard The Flaky Gene: Varren by falingard The Flaky Gene: Zerda by falingard The Flaky Gene: Wolff by falingard The Flaky Gene: Lilith by falingard The Flaky Gene: Cincin by falingard

The Flaky Gene: Line-up by falingard

What can I say? I love designing characters. It is the greatest thing. Better than chocolate. Now that this particular project is done, I'm gonna have to find a new one. Design more characters. But don't worry, I'll figure something out. And you're sure to see it here in the coming months. Unless I get lazy and uninspired. That happens sometimes.

I hope you guys enjoyed this crazy thing I did. I know I did! It. And enjoy it. Also.

CURIOSITY
While I appreciate "Wow!" and "Good job!" comments, I also enjoy more in-depth ones... Just for fun, why don't you answer one or some or even all of the following questions... if you have the time and inclination, of course.
Bullet; Green Which of these offspring is your favourite, or which would you like to see more of? Did that change since the portraits stage?
Bullet; Green Which do you wish had turned out differently? Or which do you just not like?
Bullet; Green Which is the most different from what you had imagined with just the portrait?
Bullet; Green Which pair(s) would you ship? :eyes:
Bullet; Green Which three would make the most interesting room mates? Y'know... like in Flaky Pastry :B
Bullet; Green Name a type of contest (Fighting Tournament, Dance-Off, Spelling Bee, etc.) and explain which of them would win. You can also talk about the runner-up, or the one in last place, etc.
Bullet; Green What other question should I suggest people discuss?
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SELehcar Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017
I wonder how a 3rd generation of the flaky gene would turn out...
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AzmiAb Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Possible question: Who would you like as a merchandise option?
I ship Decker and Saiph, just because I suspect them of being gay. (sorry if offensive)
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falingard Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Nothing offensive! They may or may not be gay, I didn't decide either way for any of them, really.
However merchandise of anything is highly unlikely :p
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Freemage Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
I admit, when I first saw the layout, I was hoping to see Nitrine on both axes, yes, including herself, because she practically has gone the parthenogenesis route with the multi-form spell already.

That said, I will note that virtually any pairing with Neighbor seems to produce bewitchingly attractive individuals.  Of them all, I'd have to say my personal fave is Aniel, with Saiph a close second (Saiph closed the gap to almost nil once I saw the full portraits, in fact).

Hell, there's my ship: Saiph and Aniel, musical rivals in public (Aniel does whatever FP's version of Bubblegum J-Pop would be, while Saiph does next-level feminist grunge punk), secret lovers in private.

Wolffe is probably my least liked, though the negativity was softened when I saw him playing Hamlet (seriously, those portraits are all magnificent).  Jean and Steven were probably the two with the least interest as characters following the portraits.  This is likely partly a personal quirk--I find people who are interested in things to be interesting, and both of them come across as uninterested in most things, in different ways; Steven looks like a slacker drowning in ennui, while I get the feeling that Jean barely notices any world outside her office cubicle.

Although...  Jean, Simon and Decker work for me as a trio--they not only room together, they also work together, taking contracts for hits.  Think Grosse Pointe Blank, but with Simon and Decker as a buddy-hitman teamup in place of John Cusack's character, and Jean being a bit more active version of Joan Cusack's role--she can also do intel and hacking, ala Becky Farrah of Gunsmith Cats.  Comedy and murder all around!
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falingard Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
But wouldn't Nitrine's children with Nitrine just be more Nitrine? :dummy:
I like your ideas for the pairing & trio, haha :D
though Aniel and Saiph are half-siblings *gasp* How scandalous
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Freemage Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
More Nitrine is never a bad thing.  Also, it would allow some wonderful "Nature vs. Nurture" experiments.

Ooh, somehow I completely missed that I was going with half-siblings there.  Okay, if that (completely understandably) is a bit much, even for a non-progeny-bearing pairing, then I would say go with both of them dating Kai, each unaware that the other is doing so.  A lot of street magicians like Kai are also grifters of one stripe or another, so her deftly juggling the pair could be pretty amusing, AND would provoke a lot of arguments among the readers over which of them should 'win' (including, of course, the folks who think they should get over it and both continue seeing Kai).
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ArawnNox Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
All of Polly's kids are amazing, but Marci stands out from all of them to me. You've GOT to use her design for something at the very least. Like, omg!
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falingard Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I already did, didn't I? ;)
Glad you like her and the rest!
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Caraig Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
I really like how this project came out!  I was surprised by the outcome -- my favorites seem to be Decker, Varren, and Limone.  Decker looks like he's completely calm under fire, Limone is adorable, and Varren has the whole "I banish creatures from the Otherness as a hobby, come at me," aura about him.  I don't think any of them I outright dislike, though I get negative vibes from Claude, but that's probably just the whole used-car salesman thing -- even Steven has some charm with the fluffy slippers and attitude. =)

Like I mentioned on her page, Zerda turned out completely different than I expected.  With Zintell's chaos and Reptilis's sneakiness, I expected her to be the villainous one, and not Lilith (who is *stylin'!*)  Instead she's this kickass chaotic painter, and I think she's fantastic. =)  Yrmstrae also turned out way different than I expected.
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falingard Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Glad I could entertain and surprise you :D
To be honest, Zerda surprised me, too! But as with most of these, once an idea got into my head, I just went with it :dummy:
Thanks for the feedback!
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LorienInksong Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
Late reply is late!  But hey you put in a ton of work to this, the least I can do is answer all of your questions.

Bullet; Green Which of these offspring is your favourite, or which would you like to see more of? Did that change since the portraits stage?
Lilith turned out to be my favorite design, even though I didn't like her much at the portrait stage.  (haha oops indeed)  That said I never did successfully pick a favorite at the portrait stage. >_>

Bullet; Green Which do you wish had turned out differently? Or which do you just not like?
Steven.  It looks like he got the worst quality possible: being boring.  Let us hope Kurt and Nitrine never procreate. :B

Bullet; Green Which is the most different from what you had imagined with just the portrait?
Zerda.  She just looked so insidious in her portrait I expected something far more dastardly than painting.  But who knows, maybe she's twisting public perception as a means of villainy?

Bullet; Green Which pair(s) would you ship? Eyes
Hmm... Simon and Carol I think actually.  They could have a Mr. and Mrs. Smith thing going, maybe team up against a mutual nemesis.

Bullet; Green Which three would make the most interesting room mates? Y'know... like in Flaky Pastry Bucktooth
Delilah, Sophlin, and Jean.  The comedic possibilities are endless, but I think they'd have enough synergy to make it work.

Bullet; Green Name a type of contest (Fighting Tournament, Dance-Off, Spelling Bee, etc.) and explain which of them would win. You can also talk about the runner-up, or the one in last place, etc.
Mortal Kombat!!!  Alexis would be the obvious choice, being a consummate gamer, but perhaps the consummate warrior 
Yrmstrae would win.  The console they're playing the game on may be the real loser though.

Bullet; Green What other question should I suggest people discuss?
Which one would we want to see pop up and Flaky Pastry, parentage not withstanding?  I'd pick Aniel, both for her design and specialty.  Valentines day is coming up after all.

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falingard Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I just want people to answer these if they feel like it, not AT ALL COSTS :D But thanks, I appreciate it!
Delilah, Sophlin and Jean does sound like a good mix :D
I as kind of surprised when you suggested Alexis would win at mortal kombat... until I realized you were talkign about the game, and not actual mortal combat :XD: Haha
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LorienInksong Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
XD  Well I did want to answer them.  :)
Glad you think so.
Heh yeah, I figured spelling it with a K would get it across.  While Alexis would win any game I figured Yrmstrae might be a sore loser and either 'train' really hard to beat him or put a sword through the console out of frustration.
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NuttyNuti Featured By Owner Edited Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Q: Which of these offspring is your favourite, or which would you like to see more of? Did that change since the portraits stage?

A: Since my favorite characters in Flaky Pastry include The Neighbour, Leslie, Marelle and Prism (whoah, all of them are of the intellectual type), I was initially most interested in their offsprings. And my favorites 

Sooo, cherry-picking my favorites (not in the order of favoriteness but rather in the left-to-right-up-to-down order):

- Sophlin: Nitrine's perkiness and cheekiness combined with The Neighbour's mysteriousness and general goodguyness results a pretty magical girl :D If she comes after her mom by her personality, that's gonna be interesting.

- Philemon: One of top favorites. It would be interesting to meet a person like him in real life. I have an impression that while he is incredibly smart and sassy, he is also a friendly person.

- Valence: Makes perfect sense: Goodguyness + effectiveness = police officer

- Swuzann: I initially thought something like, "Meh, just a crazy Zintiel copy", but the "cool gym teacher" concept was great :D

- Vernali: Pretty... except does she want to be called that? ANYWAY PRETTY. I DARE HER TO BE PRETTY in her non-generic way. She turned out more tomboy-ish than her portrait indicated.

- Yrmstrae: I was pretty interested how he turns out, given that his parents engagement is canon. But what made the day was you and LoveBell's conversation about him:
LB: very sexy sir and hella badass~
F: Yes, you better call him sir, or your ass will wind up worse than his :D

- Coravine: Lady, pretty, lady, adorable, and lady.

- Eider: She is overall beautiful.

- Limone: She is overall fun! Her portrait was among the most eye-catching ones, probably due to her expression.

- Alexis: In some way, he appears perfect comedy cast material. In the straight-man role.

- Beck: Her design is rather eye-catching too.

- Gail: Typically I'm not into dumb blonde type characters, but Gail and apparently acts fun enough to pass. Also, her personality makes perfect sense given her parents.

- Cassandra: One of the most fabulous designs. I even listed her full-body portrait as one of my favorites among your deviations, that one time :D

- Zerda: BIG ANGRY TREES. Her full-body portrait surprised me positively.

- Lilith: Classical villains!

- Cincin: Final bosses!

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Q: Which do you wish had turned out differently? Or which do you just not like?

A: I expected Mistrale to be sorta... flashier and wilder, given her wild hair, make-up, and mom. So that was kinda a disappointment. Nothing else specific pops into my mind. 

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Q: Which is the most different from what you had imagined with just the portrait?

A: Probably Zerda and Mistrale. First one surprised me positively, latter one negatively.

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Q: Which pair(s) would you ship?

A: Well, I'm not much a shipper person, so I skip this question.

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Q: Which three would make the most interesting room mates? Y'know... like in Flaky Pastry.

A: Hmmmm... there are several options, but let's pick up Philemon, Wolff, and Steven. I could imagine Philemon sassying at an overdramatic Wolff, with his merciful sarcasm, and Steven being a straight man.

Another set... Alyren, Beck, and Davill. They'd probably team up and found a shared blog? Or rather, start rivaling blogs?

Alsoooo... Cassandra, Coravine, and Gail (yup, half-sisters there). Gail and Coravine might have arguments about each others' fashion senses, and Cassandra (who might have more general sense of fabulous and be better aware of that fabulousness isn't limited to certain styles) acts as a mediator?

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Q: Name a type of contest (Fighting Tournament, Dance-Off, Spelling Bee, etc.) and explain which of them would win. You can also talk about the runner-up, or the one in last place, etc.

A: A fighting-game-like tournament! Yrmstrae would probably almost tie with Cincin and finally win him, blowing up the arena in the process. Limone could also offer interesting fight scenes, as I imagine her skills being based on speed, dexterity, and agility.

Mentioned earlier, blogging rivalry (including also other characters than the three earlier mentioned ones). Beck would be the obvious winner, IF the game is fair and honest... and I doubt it is!

"Show your work to a school kid" day? (Not an actual competition but anyway, there is still some scale for succeeding in that...) There would be a good selection of reasonable babysitters (such as Valence, Ines, and Swuzann), people like Lilith and Yrmstrae may make things more interesting...

Aaaand... specifically to Reptilis' kids... BRAWLING OVER THE GOBLIN THRONE (that originally belongs to Salascia). And it would be a very ugly fight full of dirty tactics and plenty of damage all around. Varren drops out soon (or doesn't participate at all) due to noticing Mystic Powers taking over the throne room and he wants to investigate them. Zerda and Wolff fight first, but then they get inspired by all this chaos and leave to pour all this inspiration into their works. Salascia, Lilith, and Cincin continue brawling, but the fight is very even, and eventually they knock out each other by using goblin trickery.

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Q: What other question should I suggest people discuss?

A: Which kids simply make most sense given their parents? I don't mean which parents make most sense, but rather, which kids have such personalities / appearances / careers that make most sense given their parents?

My answer? GAIL. Take Nitrine's genes, add Gabriel's upbringing. Voilá. Also Philemon sums up his parents' intellectualism nicely, and Valence also shows vital elements of her parents. Yrmstrae? Don't expect his daddy had much power to influence his upbringing.
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falingard Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Very complete reply, thanks :D
I'm sorry you didn't like Mistrale! But glad you liked so many others!
Too bad about no shipping :eyes: but all your room mates ideas are cool!
I especially wouldn't have thought of the blogging competition :XD: One can have a photo blog, one a fiction blog, and the other a blog blog :p
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NuttyNuti Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No need to feel sorry, they are your personal creation. Maybe we just don't know enough about her to give her the respect she deserves!

Hmmm, indeed they'd probably have different target groups for their blogs... but does that prevent them from contesting over the number of the followers? :D Especially when there is a blog blog tying blogs together!
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DEMarq Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
  IT was a fun ride sir. ^_*
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falingard Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
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DEMarq Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Clap Heart +fav 
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WargmoDesign Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They turned out absolutely amazing! I'm so impressed with your work, and the general design of them all. Character design is my one, true passion in life, so it's always the first thing I look at when I play a game, watch an anime/movie/TV-series, or read a book/manga/comic, and your talent within character design is just jaw-droppingly fantastic. I truly admire you, and your skills, and I just have to say that you are definitely one of the artist I place on the top shelf of where I one day wish to be.

It's hard to pick a favourite of these ones, cause they're all pretty amazing, but I know I generally liked the initial look of all of Neighbour's kids (since he's my favourite character in the webcomic) in the grid, with Philemon and Saiph being my favourites. I also liked Vernali, Cassandra, and Delilah. After seeing them all in full picture... Philemon, Alexis, Delilah, Salascia, and Sophlin - in that order. The more I look at them, the more I think that Philemon is my favourite. XD I'd like to know more about him, first and foremost, but I'd also love to know more about all of the others as well.
I can't really think of any good answers to the rest of your questions though - at least not right away, so I might need to give it some thought and then I'll get back to you. As for pair(s).... Can -I- have them all? XD Ah, but on a serious note, nothing really pops out at first glance, so I'd have to give that some more thought.

Anyway, amazing job with all these! Seriously impressed. And actually quite inspired. Now I feel like doodling something. XD
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falingard Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, thanks a lot :blush:
I'm happy my work inspires you!
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biasedeyes Featured By Owner Edited Feb 1, 2015
Philemon is my favorite, used to be Swuzann.
Swuzann was a bit disappointing, but Valence and Sophlin more so. Sophlin is a magical girl? Seriously?
I really like Beck, who's probably the most like what I imagined in the portraits stage.
Also, Cincin is wasting his potential! Final Boss? If he was serious, he'd be doing some masterminding.

As for the question of second generation, you have 212 non-incestuous pairs. So, unless you have a year or so to spare, I'd recommend sticking to a single generation.

EDIT: Third generation non-incestuous pairings ~10,000. Then you're in trouble because having the same great-grandparent isn't generally considered incest. Even if you consider it incest for your purposes, I'm not sure you'd ever finish a fourth generation, at least not in anything approaching this quality.
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falingard Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
If there's one thing I learned reading these comments, is that it's impossible to please everyone. Anything someone loves, someone else will hate. Anything someone hates, someone else will love. :D

Actually, I'm lying, I already knew that.
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CassidyPeterson Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist
You should do this again, swapping out sons for daughters and vice-versa :giggle:

Oooh, questions :eager: lessee...

:bulletgreen: Who are my favorites?

The ones who caught my attention most out of the original spreadsheet were Sophlin, Saiph, Swuzann, Limone, and Carol.

Saiph and Limone are probably the two I was happiest with once their individual profiles came out; Saiph looked like a rocker to me from the start so actually being a rocker was a big plus, and Limone's profile satisfies me for reasons I can't clearly define. I remember expecting Carol to be a little shorter and bulkier, and while I like her personality, I just didn't really like her overall design. Swuzann held steady with a ranking of "pretty neat" and Sophlin's profile made me giggle but didn't leave much of an impact.

Out of the characters who didn't catch my eye from the start, I'd say that Wolff, Samael, and Kai got the biggest boost once their profiles were released, though I'm still not really sold on Samael's face and hair.

I also really like Marci... but keep forgetting about her!

:bulletgreen: Who do I wish had turned out differently, or do I not like?

As mentioned above, I expected Carol to be shorter/bulkier, and I'm not terribly impressed with Samael's general head-region.

I don't like Claude. Not sure why. The suit-and-sandals combo doesn't help, though.

:bulletgreen: Who's the most different?

I didn't really have any specific expectations for most of them, so it's hard to say!

:bulletgreen: Who do I ship?

Saiph and Limone! :la: I've been shipping them from the start, and with their full designs out, I still ship it hard.

Who else do I ship, though? Hm... Gail and Wolff, because I like Odd Couples. And Alexis and Kai, because they seem like they'd enjoy each other's company.

:bulletgreen: Who would make the most interesting roommates?

Carol, Gail, and Philemon. I imagine Carol bullying Philemon and Gail ceaselessly whining at him as he desperately tries to introduce both of them to class and culture.

:bulletgreen: those other two questions

:B I dunno...
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falingard Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Now I have this scene in my head... Saiph and Limone have run into each other a couple of time, their gazes have crossed... but there's a terrorist attack or something, and they end up together... Limone knows she can't fight her way past them, because the only way she knows how to fight is while making a delivery... so she asks Saiph the incredibly romantic line...
"Will you be my parcel?"

...

Yeah, I'm weird :D

Gail & Wolff or Alexis & Kai seem like interesting couples too :D
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CassidyPeterson Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist
Psssht, Saiph's had weirder dates :lol:
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Joybuzzer Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Favorite Offspring: This is tough!  Swuzann was my favorite from just the head shots.  It was that smile!  Now that they're fleshed out, it becomes harder to pick a favorite, but right now, the pick has to go to Beck & Mistrale for a tie.  Love their looks!

Turned Out Differently/Different Than Imagined: Samael.  His headshot was a favorite.  Just didn't scream wrestler to me, but he did scream a warrior of some sort!

Shipping: Yrmstrae (Likely number 3 in terms of favorites) & Beck or Yrmstrae & Vernale, if I don't let the shared parents get in the way :p  Yrmstrae & Sophlin because I imagine them together and fighting the good fight in wacky, chaotic and yet some how very serious ways!  It's be like Nitrine chasing after Zintel, only successfully coupled!

Roomies: Yrmstrae, Beck and Carol!  I can see Beck's Specialty also meaning "New ways to kick butt" and then the three of them taking on evil including Cincin and his evil army!  Beck could be replaced by Sophlin, to keep all parentage separate and a more likely story of a love triangle and the audience divided in who ends up with who!

Fighting Contest: It comes down to Yrmstrae and Carol taking on Cincin...two against one...Cincin has taken out almost everyone else (because he's the Final Boss and as such so powerful he makes Zintel wonder how she'll beat him).  The fight is long, while Cincin is looking beaten, Yrmstrae and Carol just can't finish him off, Cincin has gotten them both beaten at considerable cost...WHEN out from the shadows Simon arrives for the killing blow!  He never could have done it alone, so he feigned defeat earlier and waited for the right moment to strike!
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falingard Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
For having Swuzann or Beck/Mistrale as a favourite, you seem to mention Yrmstrae a lot! ;)

And I like that tournament scenario!
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Joybuzzer Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
I did say he was number 3!  ;)   Mistrale I love the look, but pastry chef specialty to me, means background character, but she'd likely be that awesome background character that the audience loves when they show up, maybe even spouts those words of wisdom as she serves them the most awesome piece of yummy ever drizzled in a warm gooey frosting!  
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james-the-c Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Designing characters really is one of the greatest things you can do when you become an artist (if that's even a requirement). My problem is I get carried away and end up making enough characters to populate a small city <:3
But designing characters is an absolute talent where you're concerned! I can guess their personalities from the facial expressions, poses and costumes... it's all so perfect :D

Zerda remains my No.1 favourite - she looked creepy-cute before, but making her a (messy) artist means the cuteness overtakes the creepiness by far. (Also love goblin girls :heart:) Going by costume alone, SaiphInes and Salascia are runners-up :meow:
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falingard Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I know the feeling, I stopped more than a decade ago attempting to keep track of how many characters I have :dummy:

And thank you! :D
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LunaBell Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Imma answer all of them!!!!

Bullet; GreenWhich of these offspring is your favourite, or which would you like to see more of? Did that change since the portraits stage?
Okay I am COMPLETELY BIAS and not afraid to admit it but: Philemon. Just beautiful baby. And a second would be Cincin cause he looks like he'd be a bad ass final boss and i'd get frustrated trying to defeat him in a fighting game.  
Actually the more i look at it the more i'm starting to like not be able to decide! ugh!!! why do you do this to me orz


Bullet; Green Which do you wish had turned out differently? Or which do you just not like?
None. I honestly didnt expect what you'd come up with for each offspring so I cant say really. 

Bullet; Green Which is the most different from what you had imagined with just the portrait?
Kai, Sophlin, and Meredith. Did not see Sophlin as a magical pop idol at all.  

Bullet; Green Which pair(s) would you ship? Eyes
I can't say All can I? darn orz Zintel and Camambar, Prism and Leslie, Gab and Zintel. (cause the off springs are beautiful) and of course Neighbor and Marelle (otp)

Bullet; Green Which three would make the most interesting room mates? Y'know... like in Flaky Pastry Bucktooth
OMG Samael, Delilah and Coravine. Or Philemon, Varren, and Marci! or imma stop here cause this is gonna take forever orz

Bullet; Green Name a type of contest (Fighting Tournament, Dance-Off, Spelling Bee, etc.) and explain which of them would win. You can also talk about the runner-up, or the one in last place, etc.

Dance off! WInner Tie between Sophlin and Delilah. Swuzann I could see coming up as an enthusiastic second 

Fighting tournament, a big long out DBZ style battle with Cincin and Yrmstrae ending up with the whole arena destroyed :B

Bullet; Green What other question should I suggest people discuss?

uhhh sadly I have no idea orz
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falingard Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
By pairs shipped, I meant among the offspring characters, not their parents :D

Honestly I didn't plan on Sophlin being a magical pop idol either :XD: Things just happened!!!

Samael Delilah and Coravine? Wow, that's a weird trio! Not sure how they would interact...  But Philemon, Varren and Marci, I could totally see getting along... through their shared passion for FORGOTTEN SECRETS! Then again, people getting along doesn't always make for the best stories ;)
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LunaBell Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
yep yep. Philemon varren and marci seemed like they would get a lnog and go on awesoem adventures thats why i picked those three.
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Oly-RRR Featured By Owner Edited Jan 31, 2015  Professional General Artist
WOW GOOD JOB :dummy:

My favourite offsprings that I would really like to see more of (in no particular order):
The Flaky Gene: Steven by falingard The Flaky Gene: Claude by falingard The Flaky Gene: Valence by falingard The Flaky Gene: Swuzann by falingard The Flaky Gene: Alexis by falingard
and Limone because DA is dumb and I can't put more than 5 thumbnails in one comment.

The one I wish turned out differently - Innes! I wish she was more awkward though I realise it's my personal preference and not your fault in any way. I also liked it better when the offspring were more "mundane" rather than "fancier" ones (most of which happened later on). But again, this is more my personal preferences that anything. So this isn't constructive in any way - I mean I don't expect you to tweak Flaky Pastry universe according to my ideas. :P

I think I imagine Innes and Cincin very differently looking at the portraits only but I'm not sure why.

Oh man, I'm not going to answer the shipping question because I'd have to calculate which couples I should avoid or they would end up with kids with six toes. REMEMBER CHILDREN, INBREEDING IS A BAD THING :stare:

But since being room mates doesn't necessarily cause inbreeding I say Valence, Claude and Steven. Cincin and Wolff can be their neighbours. :D

Can't think of anything else right now but again, it's a really cool thing you did here! :D
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falingard Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
WEE THANKS :la:

Hehe... Valence, Claude and Steven? That's... interesting! The robot cop living with a used car salesman and a slacker :XD:
But Wolff and Cincin as their neighbours? I can't imagine those two half-brothers getting along much (possibly because I can't imagine Cincin getting along with anyone:D )
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Oly-RRR Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
Not necessarily neighbours from the same flat! :D Next door and across the hall maybe. Or something like that...
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PurdueMatt Featured By Owner Edited Jan 31, 2015
This was a lot of fun to watch as each character came out.  What an unexpected treat.  Just like you, I didn't anticipate you'd develop all 36 characters! Thank you! Now to your questions:

Bullet; Green Which of these offspring is your favourite, or which would you like to see more of? Did that change since the portraits stage?

Kai ... by far.  Can't quite put my finger on why, other than she looks like a lot of fun.  
Honorable mention goes to Cassandra and Ines because curvy women are my kryptonite.  

Bullet; Green Which do you wish had turned out differently? Or which do you just not like?

Probably Steven.  Given Kurt and Nitrine's connection in FP, to have his character have "nothing in particular" as his specialty was a bit of a let down.  Maybe their personalities cancelled each other out in their offspring because they're so different?  Given Kurt is a mechanic and Nitrine LOVES tinkering, you'd think their offspring would be a mechanical whiz with anything that had wheels!  :)

Bullet; Green Which is the most different from what you had imagined with just the portrait?

I think the one that fell furthest from where I would have guessed was Claude.  The personalities projected in the grid "head shot" and the character sketch seem mismatched.

Bullet; Green Which pair(s) would you ship? Eyes

Errr ... I actually had to look up "ship" in online on urban dictionary.  Ummm ... well ... without getting in to inbreeding issues, Philemon and Beck seem they would hit it off nicely.

Bullet; Green Which three would make the most interesting room mates? Y'know... like in Flaky Pastry Bucktooth

Again, trying to avoid half-siblings ... I think Varren, Swuzann and Marci would make for an interesting apartment.

Bullet; Green Name a type of contest (Fighting Tournament, Dance-Off, Spelling Bee, etc.) and explain which of them would win. You can also talk about the runner-up, or the one in last place, etc.

If America's Got Talent had a division for shower singing, I'd rock the house.  (Edit: Just realized I misread your question ... I read "which would you win?" ... ah, well, I'll stick by my answer.)

Bullet; Green What other question should I suggest people discuss?

#1 Which character or characters (no fair saying ALL OF THEM!!!) would you most like to see worked in to the FP storyline (even if it was a temporal time-travelly type of quantum thing)?   (My answer?  Philemon!  Logical ... wouldn't really require a major canon shift ...)

#2 Which FP canon characters would you like to have been included in the "Mommies" or "Daddies" list that didn't make the cut?  (My answer? Female: Daran!!! ... oh wait, but then there is the incest issue with Neighbor ... umm, maybe not.  Male: Sir Manfred.  :) )
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falingard Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Dat kryptonite :icondatassplz:

My reasoning for Steven is that he inherited his dad's average-guy-ness, and his mom's only-doing-things-you-feel-like-and-not-those-you-should-do-but-don't-feel-like :D

Don't worry, I considered all those other characters for parents! Daran was not included because of the incest issue mostly (and I didn't want to skip spaces in the grid), and Sir Manfred (like Cryptos!) because he's an old man (visually anyway), and that felt weird (he's also a dragon and all these bipeds are food to him)

And congrats on your win in the shower singing division ;)
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jimnorth Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Zerda is my fave by a long shot.  I've got a real soft spot for alternative artist chicks.  She was my fave from the moment she appeared all the way to the end.  I'd definitely like to see more of her along with Aniel, Kai, Yrmstrae, Limone, Beck, Carol, and Lilith.

Wolff is my least favorite.  I used to do stage theater myself, but for some reason I just don't like that guy.  Part of it may be my general dislike for Shake-Spear.  I'm also not particularly fond of Philemon, Steven, Ines, Claude, or Gail.

The three best roommates would beeeeeee . . . Limone, Beck, and Carol, I think?  They could probably get into a good bit of trouble together.

I would ship everyone with everyone else.  Even the half-siblings.  Especially the half-siblings!  :evillaugh:
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falingard Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Interesting! Did you like Zerda even before she was outed as an artist? :D I personally hadn't imagined she'd be one just from her portait - and I drew it!

I could see a rapport forming between Limone, Beck and Carol... Limone and Beck being half-sisters, along with Limone and Carol having different styles of badassdom... kind of ironic that the least violent of the three would be Zintiel's child :XD:
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jimnorth Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I did indeed like her right from the start.  She's got a very interesting look even just from the shoulders up!  Making her a messy artist type added on to that and took her right to the top of my list.

Speaking of Limone and Beck being half-sisters, I gotta say that overall Leslie did pretty well with passing on some good-lookin' genes.  :D  Though given how many of 'em have glasses, he wasn't passing on any recessive good-seeing ones.  :lol:
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falingard Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It was a given that I'd give glasses to nearly all the children of glasses-wearers (Marelle and Leslie) because I like glasses :p
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blueberryJay Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
You're unbelievable. You're just unbelievable! 8D Marvellous work!
Ma-aybe some of these coolkids could appear in Flaky Pastry? *wink wink*
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falingard Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I never say never (except when I do)!
Buut... I don't really know in what capacity they might show up :p
Maybe in a fevered dream after eating bad pizza at 4am...

Glad you enjoyed these! :D
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Taigan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
So your next step will be too do another grid pairing off the offspring and explore the next generation, right? ;p
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falingard Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Can I do that without inbreeding? THE MATH SEEMS DIFFICULT
though also fictional
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NuttyNuti Featured By Owner Edited Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The Math Girl arrives to throw some equations! ...well, rather, approximations.

So, to count all potential combinations, we could to go through each kid (or rather each either female or male, to avoid double counts) and count couples by using these limitations:

1. Must be of opposite gender (well, there may be same-sex reproduction technology in the future, but let's limit this to nowadays science). And naturally can't be paired to himself/herself.

2. No shared parents.

The analysis doesn't take into account different life spans or maturity ages (or general maturity) of the characters.

Soooo. We could count all the pairings by going through all female kids and counting how many male kids are available to them (or the other way around), but I want to get to bed soon so I simplify a bit. Hence, approximations!

MATH TIME! (Using the kid table may help visualization.)

The table features 36 characters, 14 males and 22 females. If we pick up a female character in order to choose her a partner, the male share of the remaining population is males/(all kids - the handpicked female kid) = 14/35 = 40%.

Let's assume that this share applies by average to the half-siblings of the picked female kid. (Since each kid has 10 half-siblings, that would mean that by average, each female kid would have 4 half-brothers and 6 half-sisters.) And more importantly, the same share applies to the non-half-siblings. When the half-siblings are removed from the potential candidates, there are 25 kids left, out of which 40% or 10 (by average) are male.

So, math!

potential pairings = sum(male partner candidates per each female)
~= number of females * average male ratio when a female is removed * population that excludes half-siblings and the chosen female
= 22 * 0.4 * 25
= 220

Tadah!

The actual hand-count result may differ, but I believe that this offers a good estimate. Anyway, drawing these kids would take a biiiiit longer than drawing these 36 ones =P

Also, if the same-sex reproduction technology exists? Much simpler math: just remove half-siblings and calculate how many couples could be formed from the rest (and dividing this by 2 since going through them all would create the same pairs twice; if you first find partners for Sophlin and then for Claude, you get first "Sophlin is paired with Claude" and later "Claude is paired with Sophlin"):

potential pairings = sum(partner candidates per each character)
= number of characters * population that excludes the half-siblings and the character himself/herself / 2
= 36*25/2
450

This doesn't take into account their actual sexual orientations, though. That would make the math more complicated.

...bed.
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falingard Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
See? The math IS complicated! :D

I maybe could have figured all that out, but I wasn't actually interested in finding out all that much ^^;

Still! Thanks for all that! :)
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Taigan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Only those who try will know. 
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