retroactivebakeries

okay so you guys know about the sun right?

it’s this big ball of fire and explosions that flies around giving people cancer
but did you know there used to be TEN SUNS?
yeah
it SUCKED
it sucked so bad that Di Jun (aka Chinese Zeus)
(aka the father of all these rambunctious suns)
(get it? suns? sons? it’s brilliant)
had no idea what to do
so here’s what went down:

So there’s this really great archer named Hou Yi
and he’s chilling in his heavenly crib with his wife Chang’e
and all of a sudden the phone rings and it’s Di Jun
Hou Yi is like yo Di Jun my man what’s cookin’?
and Di Jun is like my friend the entire earth is cooking
you could fry an egg on a fucking glacier right about now
and it ain’t none of this sous vide bullshit or nothing
this is honest to goodness summer backyard barbecue
except instead of a big plate of watermelon on the back porch
everyone’s skin is melting off
can you solve this problem for me?
and Hou Yi is like you got it buddy

so Hou Yi grabs his trusty arrows and goes outside
and just kills nine out of the ten suns
and then he stares at the tenth sun real hard and he’s like
you best behave, sun
and the sun is like OK DUDE NO PROBLEM
and promptly dives underground and takes the subway home
and Hou Yi is like well that was easy
you’re welcome Di Jun
and Di Jun is like WHAT THE FUCK MAN YOU JUST KILLED 90% OF MY SUNS
I MEAN SONS
WELL I MEAN TECHNICALLY BOTH
and Hou Yi is like dude do you know who you called to solve your problem?
you called Hou Yi the immortal archer
what the fuck did you think was going to happen?

Chang’e Gets the Short End of the Immortality Stick (via spaceships-in-the-club)

decided to reblog this here as this is literally Hou Yi’s backstory and will be relevant shortly

tatterpig asked:

oooh oooh if you really want you could do a different one for each, like angrboda for 5 and then vanamoinen for 10 and oya for 15, or whatever combination

this is great actually because i wanted an excuse to show off Angrboda’s SICK MUSCLES that bring all the trickster gods to the yard but didn’t think there’d be any legit reason to do so in the actual comic

Ilmarinen flat-out refused to stand on his hands, but here’s Oya eating an anachronistic sandwich:

I’m sure she has some magic-y way to eat without furtively taking her mask off but this was funnier

tazeffect

OC Art Meme!!!

imagine-your-oc:

Send a number and I’ll draw my OC:

  1. In what they normally wear
  2. In what I’m currently wearing
  3. In a school uniform
  4. In swimwear
  5. In underwear
  6. With no clothes on
  7. In winter clothes
  8. In fancy clothes
  9. Making 3 different expressions
  10. Standing on their hands
  11. With their favorite animal
  12. Hanging out with a friend
  13. Sitting on the couch
  14. Doing something they don’t normally do
  15. Eating
  16. Playing a sport
  17. Beaten up
  18. As a kid/adult
  19. Wearing a funny hat
  20. Sleeping

shoot us one for a little between-update doodle! :)

batmanismycancer asked:

angrboda - 18 - as a adult

Well, Angrboda is already an adult in the comic— she’s the frost-giantess lifespan equivalent of in her late 20’s, so instead I drew her as what she’d look like a little older (by say 10 or so years?):

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It’s interesting because when I think of Angrboda in the abstract, that is to say in the context of Norse mythology itself, I think of her at the apex of her power— while in the comic we meet her when she’s only at the beginning of her journey into becoming a more powerful and formidable Harbinger of Sorrow. So it was fun here to think of what she may look like some way down the line… Spoilers? Not spoilers? Only time will tell! Ohoho! And on that note I’ll get back to drawing the actual comic….

twinkmastertoudou

OC Art Meme!!!

imagine-your-oc:

Send a number and I’ll draw my OC:

  1. In what they normally wear
  2. In what I’m currently wearing
  3. In a school uniform
  4. In swimwear
  5. In underwear
  6. With no clothes on
  7. In winter clothes
  8. In fancy clothes
  9. Making 3 different expressions
  10. Standing on their hands
  11. With their favorite animal
  12. Hanging out with a friend
  13. Sitting on the couch
  14. Doing something they don’t normally do
  15. Eating
  16. Playing a sport
  17. Beaten up
  18. As a kid/adult
  19. Wearing a funny hat
  20. Sleeping

somebody please ask for one of these so i can quickly draw angrboda for one of these and not feel so bad about not updating

(you could also of course as for one of the other characters if you want)