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Ana of the Old Chateau
A banette is typically born of a grudge. Catalyzed by anger, hatred, a thirst for vengeance. Beginning when a doll is disowned and discarded. Rejected and abandoned. The negative emotions in build up in the inanimate matter, and attract a shuppet. Seeing it as a permanent source of sustenance, the shuppet would possess the plush and evolve. Driven by the emotions it feeds on, it then hunts the child that left it.
But what if there was no child to hunt? What if the doll wasn't disowned? Why then would the shuppet take it? What negative emotions could there be?
Sorrow. Grief. Mourning.
But let's take a step back. A few steps back. Back to where this all began, when it was innocent.
There was a couple, and a wealthy one at that, that had come to a decision. They were going to move away from the crowd and clamor of the city and live out a peaceful life somewhere in the countryside. That somewhere came to be a thick forest of cool air and a near-eternal calm: Eterna. It was perfect.
With he
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Alvin Quotes
“Alright, kids! Quit slacking, and get inking! Down time like this is PRECIOUS, and not to be wasted partying!”
 
“Mothership. Alright. Chargers and blasters take point. Sting ray, have a quick route to the basket. We’ll need you when it moves in.”
 
“THE MOTHERSHIP’S MOVING IN! QUICK! Deploy the sting ray on it, to get the mother lode, and secure the basket!”
 
“High tide. Be sure that you’ve heavily inked any walls that would be good for climbing. We’ll need all the mobility we can get.”
 
“Grillers can’t hop ledges, so be sure to have those inked, and skip over them to keep their paths predictable. And don’t forget about the small fries!”
 
“RUSH! Everyone! Get together near the basket and hunker down behind the roller! Roller, don’t go too far! Brellas, deploy into ‘em!”
 
“A Grizzco weapon! Great, but don’t get reckless w
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Best Friends Play: LA Noire Fanart by MrMadManiac Best Friends Play: LA Noire Fanart :iconmrmadmaniac:MrMadManiac 0 0 Alvin Grizzco Icon by MrMadManiac Alvin Grizzco Icon :iconmrmadmaniac:MrMadManiac 5 0
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Wake Up for Your Shift
Final wave, of the final shift. The sun had left, its place only taken by the gibbous moon. The tide was at mid-level, and the air was heavy & damp. The countdown seemed slow, as did the pace of the coworkers.
"I still see spots un-inked, guys! Stop slacking!"
Egged on, they spent the countdown inking the stage, little by little. A sense of anxiety hung over them, and they didn't spread out to cover further than their weapons could shoot from their little cluster together. This irked him, but then the countdown ended, and he listened for instructions from the bear carving.
But there was only static, that came from the speaker.
"Sir?" the somewhat self-appointed leader asked.
Only more static.
"Mr. Grizz?"
The noise that crackled out, almost sounded like words, though horribly garbled. Then the transmission ended, and they were left without instructions.
"What was it?" one asked.
"I didn't get anything," another remarked.
"Does this mean we don't have to do anything?"
"No, it does n
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Cave Story: Jack's Story
    It had been a long walk, from the plantations back to the village, made even longer by the detour of getting everyone out of their cells. Both on the plantation, and on the balcony, Mimigas were waiting to be free, to return home, and for someone to lead them. And on the way back to the village, he did just that, the whole time with a lump in his throat. Jack had never been one with a strong take-charge attitude, preferring just to be King’s aide, and just keeping things afloat whenever the number-one wasn’t around. But now, he understood that King was gone, along with Toroko, and so many others.
            The slam of the door echoed hollowly throughout the house, as the mimiga slowly walked through. He had spent the entire day making sure every living resident of the village got back into their original home, and had nearly forgotten how many lived here to begin with. Locking the door behind h
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Splatoon OC: Alvin Sigsbee
A somewhat mysterious, and secretive inkling boy in his mid-teens, who works regularly in Grizzco industries.
Headware: Double Egg Shades
Clothing: Garden Gear
Shoes: Deepsea Leather Boots
Species?: "I'm a humbolt squid"
Main Weapon: N/A (mostly shooters)
Alvin is very much a "business before pleasure" kind of boy, for his age. He's responsible, direct, focused on his work, and sometimes comes across as a little stand-offish and secretive. When Grizzco is open, he's among the first there, even wearing his shades to work. It's believed that he managed to get some special accommodations, for adding them to his regulation attire. Nevertheless, he's effective, versatile, and shows a lot of experience in it. If coworkers seem unsure, he's willing to take charge, advise them, and (firmly) support them. Although he's not immune to getting frustrated when a quota is missed, or someone keeps getting themselves splatted over and over. He emphasizes flexibility, and has an at-least decent handlin
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Happy Birthday, TamarinFrog!
Sorry I couldnt make more on such short notice. But there are banana-flies in that cheesecake! Enjoy, :icontamarinfrog:!
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Happy Birthday, Flip
...Alright.

...So... Here we are. I was going to go into some elaborate yarn about how wrong/right drawing this felt. Or what this might be saying about me, and/or certain 'interests' I have.

But I didn't.

I was going to ask if anybody gets the double entendre in there. Or maybe if it looks better or worse with how I used the blur tool as a sort of eraser for a lot of the pencil scratches.

But because of the occasion, I might just gently say:

Happy birthday, :iconflippin-fatbears:. Your references were a big help in making this, and your style is better than you give it credit for. And I'm going to mark this mature, just to be on the safe side.

Sam, Jack, and Simon belong to :iconflippin-fatbears:
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A banette is typically born of a grudge. Catalyzed by anger, hatred, a thirst for vengeance. Beginning when a doll is disowned and discarded. Rejected and abandoned. The negative emotions in build up in the inanimate matter, and attract a shuppet. Seeing it as a permanent source of sustenance, the shuppet would possess the plush and evolve. Driven by the emotions it feeds on, it then hunts the child that left it.

But what if there was no child to hunt? What if the doll wasn't disowned? Why then would the shuppet take it? What negative emotions could there be?

Sorrow. Grief. Mourning.

But let's take a step back. A few steps back. Back to where this all began, when it was innocent.

There was a couple, and a wealthy one at that, that had come to a decision. They were going to move away from the crowd and clamor of the city and live out a peaceful life somewhere in the countryside. That somewhere came to be a thick forest of cool air and a near-eternal calm: Eterna. It was perfect.

With help, the couple built the manor into a secluded little grove out of the way of travelers. It was nothing too elaborate, at least compared to what they lived in previously. Guest rooms, a dining hall, a garden in the back... Actually, it was a bit like a small vineyard, with these long rows of berry bushes in a big greenhouse. It was surprising that they could grow with that little light, but they were so sweet... *ahem* It was largely reclusive, but they could access the outside world if need be. The city was nearby, but just far enough away, and quiet enough, that the trees muffled it well enough. The Missus could shop there, and sell at the farmer's market. The Sir could go swimming or fishing at the river nearby. There were plenty of things to do. 

There were things to do in the chateau itself, too. In fact, their main project was how I entered the story. Sharing a love for ghost pokemon, the couple raised some there, including me. We weren't just to be as pets either, some of us were learning to be guides for travelers in the forest when we were big enough. I however, found myself with another role, and another human.

Angela, their daughter, was just a tiny little toddler when we got to really know each other. It started when she had woken up in the middle of the night and couldn't get back to sleep, and she certainly made it clear. I've never been a heavy sleeper, so I woke up right away. Floating up to her room, I saw her crying in the cradle, with the lights completely out. I had to help somehow, but she couldn't see the mobile I spun for her, and I didn't have any limbs with which to pick up any of her toys for her. I was a bit worried I would frighten her further, but I had to try something. So, I hovered down and gently brushed beside her, gently stroking her hair. She took hold of me, and when her father got to us, she had calmed down a bit, and was able to get her back to sleep.

We became fast friends. Around her third birthday, when she could speak, she named me: Ana. Before that we weren't named, just called by our species, but then things changed. The Gastly became Richard, the Misdreavus was named Eva, and her younger Mismagius brother was called Curtis. Amused, her parents asked what the name of a doll they gave her would be. "Ms. Pretty," was her reply. I still remember her smile.

From there... Well, memories followed. Life followed. Until that day.

It was a calm evening, like many others. But someone... Someone was at the door. Banging hard at the door. The old family butler, who was visiting at the time, answered the door. The rest of us were upstairs, so we didn't hear what the shouting was about, but at some point... there was a loud noise. Eva, who saw it happen, relayed it to the rest of us. Fearing for her safety, her parents whispered this to her.

"Angela. You must listen carefully. There is someone dangerous here. Go to your room climb down the fire escape. Then run to town as fast as you can. Ana will show you the way. Remember: you are strong and we love you very very much."

Quickly and quietly, we made our way to the ground and ran. I couldn't imagine what was happening or why. All I could think of was their words, and how we would follow them. I kept only a few feet ahead of her, darting between trees---

I didn't want to hear anything behind us, but I did. A faint whistling sort of sound, kind of like sucking in air through clenched teeth, followed immediately by a soft thud. I froze.

It felt like I could keep the world completely still, by not moving. And by not turning, I wouldn't see Angela lying on the ground like that, Ms. Pretty fallen from her hand, and stained scarlet. Until the sigh of the wind reminded me I had no such power.

It was...then, that I turned. I don't want to talk about the details, nor do I want to remember them right now. But that is how I became a banette. And somehow, the others recognized me. Perhaps it was what was still stained on my new body.

I can't believe I had the strength or gall to ask where the masters were, but somehow it just came out of me.

Richard and Curtis only shared an uncertain look. And Eva started crying.
Ana of the Old Chateau
Had this kicking around in my stash for a while, and thought I'd finish it up. 

Serves as a backstory to Ana, Richard, the Old Chateau, and the tragedy that drove them apart.

Feedback is always appreciated
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“Alright, kids! Quit slacking, and get inking! Down time like this is PRECIOUS, and not to be wasted partying!”

 

“Mothership. Alright. Chargers and blasters take point. Sting ray, have a quick route to the basket. We’ll need you when it moves in.”

 

“THE MOTHERSHIP’S MOVING IN! QUICK! Deploy the sting ray on it, to get the mother lode, and secure the basket!”

 

“High tide. Be sure that you’ve heavily inked any walls that would be good for climbing. We’ll need all the mobility we can get.”

 

“Grillers can’t hop ledges, so be sure to have those inked, and skip over them to keep their paths predictable. And don’t forget about the small fries!”

 

“RUSH! Everyone! Get together near the basket and hunker down behind the roller! Roller, don’t go too far! Brellas, deploy into ‘em!”

 

“A Grizzco weapon! Great, but don’t get reckless with them. While they are powerful, they eat through ink FAST.”

 

“Blasters have good crowd control, and good against air targets. Just be sure to make every shot count for something.”

 

“Chargers have good range, naturally. But you must pick your targets. Steelhead bombs, worker rings, and drizzler torpedoes take priority.”

 

“Carbon rollers can only crush small fries instantly, and bounce off others, the first time. Focus on flings for splats, and ink lanes!”

 

“Middle Rollers crush chum, and are pretty decent all around. Just don’t forget you have some range with it too.”

 

“The Dynamo roller is slow & heavy, but has long range, and can instantly crush cohocks! Focus on splats!”

 

“Brushes are FAST. You can pick up eggs real quick, and out-maneuver bosses. Only slow down when you’re defending a choke point, or killing a boss.”

 

“Cohock charge. The squid with the longest-range weapon takes the cannon. Be sure it’s the one nearest to the action, but don’t be careless.”

 

“Sloshers are good at indirect splatting. It helps to have the high ground, with these.”

 

“Gal shooters are good for whittling down dense groups of salmonoids, just be sure not to run dry.”

 

“Squelchers are like a cross between shooters, and chargers. Use them to provide support, splat those just out of range, and stick by your team.”

 

“Use Sploosh-O-Matics and Aerosprays a bit like you would a brush, or roller. Focus on breaking up light crowds, creating ink lanes, and holding chokes.”

 

“And quota met! Alright! Now stay alive and let the gold one be. Don’t get greedy, now! Focus on inking, instead.”

 

“Splatlings can saturate an area pretty well, and often have decent range. Just don’t get too close when charging, ESPECIALLY with the hydra.”

 

“Ignore your crew, for now! LOAD THE EGGS!”

 

“Forget the eggs! SAVE YOUR CREW!”

 

“It’s getting too hot! FALL BACK!”

 

“Snatcher’s don’t attack, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t priority targets! Splat them before they get the eggs!”

 

“Don’t throw yourself out too far, unless you’re desperate, have a special to get you out, or you WANT me to slug you, after reviving you.”

 

“Fog… Ugh… Alright, pair up, and start searching for where they’ll be coming from. When you see them, call us.” 

Alvin Quotes
Just some info/direction Alvin would give others in Salmon Run. While he can be effective in tactics, and holds his own in it as well, he refers to co-workers by the weapons they're holding, while on the job. He won't remember any of their real names by the end of the day.
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MaverickTears Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2018  Professional Artist
Thanks for the fave :D
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thanks for the fave such a honor!!!
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Thank you very much for the watch I really appreciate it, keep creating and stay spookie and jawesome! Tiny Tuna 4 
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You're very welcome! And same to you too!
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Thanks!  Isn't he a kyoot widdle fwuffums?  :)
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The kyootest. Give him a big birthday squeeze for me~
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Will do!  There's lots of pooch to squeeze!
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