Hey guys, I have decided to open some sketch request slots. I moved back to Baltimore recently and I’m trying to settle down. Tbh I’m really anxious after coming back as there are rumors circulating in my department (a professor was fired, my name is entangled in this fiasco), so I am hoping that this exercise will take my mind off things.
- Phantom of the Opera
- Good Omens
- Devil May Cry
- Star Wars
Flash Fiction: Tarkin; What is home to a man like Grand Moff Tarkin? A random question asked by Grand Admiral Thrawn during a lapse of conversation.
“Home?” Tarkin asks, taken aback by Thrawn’s sudden question before remembering that this is Thrawn, and he is known for his blunt-force questions. “Home is not a word I would use in the traditional sense. Walls, windows and a roof barring one from the outside world is nothing short of stifling for someone with my upbringing. And yes, I know I have an estate with a very large, very old Tarkin-family residence, but that is not my Home.”
Tarkin furrows his brow, and although he looks cross, it is merely an expression of extreme thoughtfulness, wishing to make his point as succinctly as he can without putting any unnecessary, or perhaps unexpected, Emotion into it.
“Home is something you should earn. We come into this world with the expectation that all shall be provided to us until we are ready to fly from the nest. This is a lie. It can be ripped away at a moment’s notice and either one must fight to win it back or one must perish.
“I was removed from my parents’ home at ten years old, and although Uncle Jova taught me lessons needed to survive the Wilds, my true mentor was the Carrion Plateau herself, and her teachings came without mercy or reprieve.”
Tarkin takes another moment to stave off the Emotion rising in him. Thrawn has been very still, listening without hint of expression and…he has not blinked in some time. It is something that unnerves most people, but for Tarkin it has a calming effect. Thrawn has always been easy to talk to.
“Formally, I earned my Home on the Carrion Plateau when I completed my trial at the Carrion Spike - I have told you that story before, but I felt at Home far earlier than that.
“I was fourteen, already covered in scars, animal skins, and the confidence of a skilled hunter twice my age. The plateau, however, was not my Home, until I met those who took from her without earning their right to do so. They were poachers of the cruelest variety, taking down bulls from reek herds and alphas from nexu prides for small meaningless trophies while leaving carcasses to rot in under the summer sun.
“I had separated briefly from the main party to track down the invaders myself, against Jova’s insistence I stick with the group. I found them in a small camp: three hardened humanoids wearing the skins and trophies of my planet’s beasts, while beside them lay heavy artillery to slaughter them without skill or respect.
“Have you ever felt anger so greatly that your vision turns bloody? They came into my family’s territory, my territory. my HOME and stole our resources without earning it. These men were full grown, dangerous and greedy, and I - a fourteen year old hunter tall and stringy but hardened by the Platuea’s lessons - killed these three heavily armed poachers not with blasters or vibro-pikes, but with a clawed dagger and my bare hands.”
Tarkin lifts his hands, and could still feel the bones break beneath his palms, and see the sticky lifeblood pour from his fingertips. He puts his hands neatly back in his lap.
“I took a finger bone from each of them, and they remain to this day the only humanoid trophies I have ever taken. I had made a pact with the Carrion Plateau that day that She was My Home and I would protect her as best I could. And it was on that day, that I earned my Home.”
Thank you so much, @sirisderp for this prompt!
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I’d like to open up Flash Fiction (approx 500 words) Writing Prompts if ya’ll are interested!
Fandoms I’ll Write:
- Star Wars (Preferably Empire or First Order)
- Venom (Symbrock)
- Red Dead Redemption 2 (Arthur, Arthur x Albert)
- Detroit Become Human (Anything except Connor x Hank, nothing wrong with it, I just dont ship it)
- Good Omens (Ineffable Husbands)
Please send an ASK with your prompt! SFW only.
I love your icon
Thank you! It’s the artwork from the Imperial Assault games, specifically the Tyrants of Lothal expansion from Fantasy Flight Games. You can view the full photo on Google if you want to take a look! It’s one of my favorite art pieces of him aside from the new canon artwork.
I like Dragon Age because if you want to know everything about Dragon Age you have to
- play three 80-hour video games (plus DLC) which eventually turns into like 500+ hours of play time if you want to see everything.
- watch a whole entire actual anime
- watch a web series
- read five novels
- play the tabletop RPG (or read all the material)
- read the comic books
- read the 3 huge reference books
Like you think you’re just going to play fun games. But no, this is dragon school, and we’ve got mysterious dragon homework, we must crack the dragon secrets