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Boy howdy I've in an art slump and it's been going on for almost a month now. Hell, I forced myself to get this finished simply because, I haven't felt like doing anything arty. It really sucks and I just hope it soon passes.

Anyway, I thought I would try and finish some new Monster High artwork, but unlike my previous Monster High characters, this guy was first created when I was...12? Either way I had just seen Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the movie) and got inspired.

When he was first created back in...'93-'94, Raven here was originally a vampire, but I could never think of any real back story for him, let alone any distinguishing personality traits (aside from chivalry, does that count as a personality trait?), so after a good 10 years of trying to work with the poor guy, he wound up being cast off like so many of my older OCs.

Then recently, I re-watched The Monster Club (in all it's cheesy, low budget glory, which featured Vincent Price's only portrayal in his entire movie career as a vampire), which was one of my favourite movies as a kid (I remember telling *Enamorte awhile back about the "Stripper" scene in the film), and Raven awoke in the back of my mind, demanding a bit of a makeover as it were.

And then Raven became a Shadmock rather than a vampire.

What is a Shadmock? Well, Shadmocks are best left described by the vampire Eramus to horror writer R. Chetwyn-Hayes in the movie:

Eramus: "You see first we have the primate monsters: Vampires, Werewolves, and Ghouls.  Now a Vampire and Werewolf would produce a Werevamp, but a Werewolf and a Ghoul would produce a Weregoo, but a Vampire and a Ghoul would produce a Vamgoo. A Weregoo and a Werevamp would produce a Shaddy. Now a Weregoo and a Vamgoo would produce a Maddy, but a Werevamp and a Vamgoo would produce a Raddy. Now if a Shaddy were to mate with a Maddy or a Raddy, the results would be a Mock."

R. Chetwynd-Hayes: "A Mock?"

Eramus: "Frankly that's just a polite name for 'Mongrel'. You know it's quite simple really. All you have to do is remember the basic rules of Monsterdom. Vampire sup, Werewolves hunt, Ghouls tear. Shaddies lick, Maddies Yawn, Mocks blow, but Shadmocks only whistle."

R. Chetwynd-Hayes: "Shadmocks?"

Eramus: "If a Mock were to mate with any of the other hybrids, their offsprings would be called 'Shadmocks'."

R. Chetwynd-Hayes: "And they only whistle."

Eramus: "Well they don't do it very often."

R. Chetwynd-Hayes: "It doesn't sound too terrifying."

Eramus: "Ohhhhhhh, but you should see the results of a Shadmock's whistling. Shadmocks are the lowest in the monster hierarchy, and yet they have this Power!"

R. Chetwynd-Hayes: "What happens when a Shadmock whistles?"

Eramus: "I heard of a man once who saw the results of a Shadmock's whistling. That's all he saw...and yet...and yet..."

And that's a shadmock. Shadmocks are considered the lowest in the monster kingdom (making them most likely lower than zombies in accordance with the Monster High canon). Despite this, shadmocks are normally feared by other monsters as well as humans who do not even realize their heritage. Even Raven's own parents gave him up out of this fear...fear the shadmock will whistle in the event that they were upset (this ability isn't used often and it's only used if the shadmock is upset, frightened, or threatened. Shadmocks have little control over this ability so one would have to be very careful in their presence).

Lucky for Raven, he was adopted by the vampire Eramus (who has a vast knowledge of monsters) and was raised by the old vampire. Raven eventually became employed as a waiter at the Monster Club to help him get over his anti-social behaviour. Later, Eramus would send Raven to Monster High is hopes that the shadmock would make some friends...friends who would see past his mixed heritage and not fear him.

Name: Raven D. Shadmock
Son of a Mock and a Maddy
Age: 18
Killer Style: I have n-never thought of myself as stylish, but p-perhaps my vest and coat would be considered such?
Freaky Flaw: N-no matter what I do, I s-shall always have patches of hair missing from my scalp...and I must never whistle...I-I must n-never whistle."
Favorite color: Deep violet.
Favorite food: I t-try to maintain a vegetarian diet, but t-there are times w-when I want raw m-meat...m-much good eating...
Favorite Activity: R-reading comic books. One d-day I shall attend Nekrocon.
Pet Peeve: When other m-monsters look down upon me f-for my mixed heritage...it makes me...w-want to whistle...a-and I must never whistle...
Favorite School Subject: History of the Undead. Everyone l-loves to read about themselves...t-their own kind.
Least Favorite School Subject: Physical Deaduation, I-I'm just not built f-for it.
Pet: Fauré, my pet pigeon. B-before I began a-attending Monster High, h-he was my only t-true friend.

Mentor: Ghoulia Yelps

Class Schedule:

8:15-9:10: History Of The Undead
9:15-10:10: Bitetology Lab
10:15-11:10: Monster Lit. (A.P.)
11:15-12:10 Lunch
12:15-1:10: Mad Science
1:15-2:10: Clawculus
2:15-3:10: Dead Languages (A.P.)
After school programs: Tuesdays - Scary Aptitude Test Prep

Monster High Official Website
Offical Monster High Youtube Channel (Note: Videos here are of much higher quality than those on the official site)
Monster High Wiki

The Monster Club On Wikipedia

The Monster Club Trailer

Playlist:

Gabriel Fauré - "Pavane"

"I must never whistle..."

Monster High Copyright © 2010-2011 Mattel Inc.
The Monster Club © 1980 Er...I honestly don't know who owns the rights to it. Anchor Bay?
Raven D. Shadmock Copyright © 1993-2011 Jennifer Hopkins/Hotaru Thodt (Me!)


Note: Raven D. Shadmock has a boyfriend will NOT be dating anyone's OCs/fan-characters EVER. PLEASE DON'T ASK AND STOP TRYING TO PUSH ME INTO HAVING HIM DATE YOUR OCs. Seriously, I should not have to put this damned note here. -.-;
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NyxCalhoun's avatar
O: you are so brilliant
HotaruThodt's avatar
I'm not sure how I'm brilliant, but thanks. XD
spike234070's avatar
Do you know where I can watch the movie or read the story online?
HotaruThodt's avatar
The "Bay of Pirates" has the movie. Both the story and movie are on my other laptop or I'd upload them to Mediafire for you. I'd love to get a hard copy on DVD myself. : )
spike234070's avatar
Nevermind, I found it on YouTube, amazingly. It's almost comedic that they've been cracking down on copyright but all the old stuff is perfectly safe.

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HotaruThodt's avatar
That is funny. Hell, I found Dead-Alive (Braindead out of the US) on Youtube awhile back. : D

And you're welcome. :iconllamalaplz:
autumnwolf5301's avatar
do you do art trades or point commissions?
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Both trade and commissions are temporarily closed. Please check the footers on my DA journals from now on.
MusicLights's avatar
This is awesome! 😃
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TimBurtonfanf01's avatar
This is by far one of the most creative Monster High oc's I have ever seen. Great job! I really love the stuffing out of this character. I think it's good enough to be on the show. :)
HotaruThodt's avatar
Thank you. Well, maybe not for the show since I'm using Raven in my NeverRealms story...and my story comes first before any fan work. : )
TimBurtonfanf01's avatar
I see, I see. You are very welcome. :)
Oniriri-chan's avatar
Are you considering friends for Raven still? I would love it if he could be friends with my OC Alana ([link]). And yes, I made sure to read the description, about Raven having a boyfriend and all, but that's fine. This is a friend request. :)
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Sorry, I'm in shock that someone actually took the time to read the description. Seriously, I really am. :iconmindblownplz:
Oniriri-chan's avatar
x3 Do you still get comments about girls asking for their oc's to date him?
HotaruThodt's avatar
Yeah I do sadly. It makes me want to slam my head against my keyboard. :iconfacepalmplz:
Oniriri-chan's avatar
It's ridiculous how people don't even take the time to at least read the description. It's really not all that hard, considering it IS before the comments section xP
I hope the comments stop. ^^
HotaruThodt's avatar
I know, right? I mean my god. In my Sims 2 game (which is kind of dead until I can finished recovering everything and reboot the neighborhood), Raven and the boyfriend (Akumu) are married with alien abduction kids. ^.^;
I mean, these dumb fan girls didn't read the part where shadmocks emit a horrifying aura. It's hard for people and other monsters to get close. ^.^;
Oniriri-chan's avatar
Oh yay! You play the sims as well? Glad I've found another artist here who knows of the game! :3
And awe, married with kids, how lovely! <3
I would imagine he's pretty lonely b/c of the aura, but at least he has Akumu. (:
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lolz. I've plays Sims 1 and 2. I kind of wanna try SIms 3, but my comp isn't strong enough for it and I hear Sims 3 doesn't work with the Inteenimator hack. I'm sorry, but I can't go without Inteen. ^.^;
It was cute. Akumu, who is probably the biggest asshole of all of OCs, was a surprisingly good daddy. :XD:
Well, in my NeverRealms canon he's the personal butler of my character Sedva, who's um...pretty outgoing hirself. :XD:
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