"Alright, children, it's time to take photos. We need to let any guests that come into our household know that we're still a happy family.
[- - - - -], that's not a smile sweetheart. Look at your sister; see? She knows how to put on a big face. You, on the other hand, look like your struggling. Best smile. Hurry up. Let's not disappoint this dear mother."
AND NOW- A lore blurb featuring the interactions between Panda and the One-Eyed Magician.
Panda: I had a weird dream, magician.
OEM: If this is gonna be that same dream about the giant toil-
Panda: No, no! It's a different one this time!
Panda: Yep! In the dream I was standing in front of this person who had a camera but her face was hidden. Like a ball of black smoke obscuring her face.
OEM: *losing interest already* Uh-huh
Panda: She wanted to get a picture of me and... some strange little girl. Ah, speakin' of little- I was pretty young in this dream too! I miss my short hair...maybe I should cut it?
OEM: You're drifting...
Panda: Oh, well, anyway! This little girl was adorable! In the dream, I felt happy since her face wasn't blank, at least. Looking at her gave me this weird sense of familiarity and loneliness, but also ecstatic because she's right next to me, ya know? Though this... person in front of us..I felt dread. I just wanted to run away. And maybe take the girl with me.
OEM: *suddenly intrigued* Hmmm...
Panda: The person in the dream wanted us to smile for the camera but I really didn't want to. I wasn't in the mood for it. Plus, I was wearing this ugly pink shirt. Like, come on, Dream Panda. Do you really have such bad taste? Blegh!
OEM: Panda, have you ever heard of brainwashing?
panda: Is that when a doctor opens up your skull and gives your brain a good scrubbing with a toothbrush? *excitedly*
OEM:. . . . Never mind. I lost complete interest in your dream, anyway.
Panda: Maybe it was a sign. I wonder if there's a girl like the one in my dream. I should find her!
OEM: *walking away* If she even exists.
Panda: Ouch... that really hurt. Weird.. why did that hurt?
OEM: Y i k e s *gentle pat*
Meanwhile, somewhere else, a demonic dragon has sneezed.
I love my OCs. I also love making myself cry, apparently.
Drawn in pencil, colour pencils, inked/outlined in pen. Cleaned, colour-corrected, watermarked digitally.