Sweet spearmint and bitter tangerine
Bedside decked with roses
Look West look West look West and look away
From old familiar faces
You don’t wanna see these guys without their masks on
Just reworking Helga’s Darkverse design a bit. Kind of came to the conclusion that as the creecher virus grows she’s probably not gonna be able to keep growing hair on that side of her head…
Been going through @kismesister's art tag the past day or two and it got me wanting to do something cutesy and girly (despite the fact that the majority of her art is dudes being cutesy dorks… and sex swapped stuff! LOL!).
Anyway, Nor is cutesy and girly so it worked out. Also, I recently got a comment that Nor resembled Helga, which is kind of funny to me, because I physically draw them SUPER different, but I did purposefully draw from Helga’s color scheme when creating Nor.
So, I lost the password/login info for my old askhelga tumblr and have thus decided to just open a new sub-tumblr. I figured I also might as well make a nice list of all the tumblrs I run!
Ok, so I’ve seen some of the art with Helga as half monster-thing. How did that happen? How does she not end up full ‘whatever’ (what are those things called anyway?)
The monsters are called “Creechers”! Um, honestly how Creechers take control of people is still something I’ve been working on, but I’m definitely leaning towards the “infection” spreading through the eyes? I’ve been kind of tossing around the idea that the Creecher actually has to pierce your eye and then that’s how the infection grows. Also, it’s a super fast process, but! There are people studying this shit and working out how to stop it/reverse it???
Phoebe is one of those people! Or maybe she just started the science-y stuff of it on her own! Anyway, whenever Helga gets hit Big Bob basically orders Phoebe to inject her with the half-finished serum. It appears to stop the Creecher process mid-way through, but Helga definitely almost dies in the process and pretty much every attempt after that to use the serum either doesn’t work or kills the victim. She just got really fucking lucky.
Or… not. The serum Phoebe used was very much imperfect and all it really did was drastically slow down the Creecher process in Helga, which only a few people know. So basically the “disease” is spreading. Just… really slowly. And she isn’t going to be able to hide it forever.
So I have this Hey Arnold! AU idea that is never actually going to be a fic or comic because it’s just waaaaaay too much for me to actually write (especially since I haven’t written anything in years now ouchhhhh), BUT! It’s a super fun idea and a really neat universe and you guys should ask me questions about it that I can post publicly so that I can come back later and read about how cool I am, I guess?
The gist of the story is that one day monsters invade Hillwood and most of the people get eaten or turned into more monsters and the few that don’t are trapped in the town for the next few years with dwindling food supplies and eventually less and less man power. Big Bob ends up leading the majority of the rebel faction until Helga is about 14 when he dies and then she kind of inherits things. Helga and crew’s base is located in Park’s dump hideout from “Longest Monday”, though there are a few other places in town serving as alternative “safe houses” (including the boarding house!).
Um, basically Bob put a system of teams into place that mostly deal with food and supply retrieval, though as time goes on they have to go into deeper and deeper monster territory and pretty much its a losing battle.
One day, Helga’s self-led team (Helga, Wolfgang, Gerald, Lila and Brainy) accidentally stumbles across Arnold who they all figured had been taken a long ass time ago and it pretty much complicates everything.
Also, Rhonda has her own team and side story and I also gave Wolfgang a really extensive side tale and Lila and Gerald are not-so-secretly fucking even though he’s in a “relationship” with Phoebe? ANYWAY. You should ask me stuff about it because I like talking.