Monday, May 22, 2006
For MWGG fanfictional: non-canon characters
"So fair. So cold...
Like a Sping morning that stil clings Winter´s chill... "
Faramir, referring to Éowyn( in: "The Return of the King", third book from LOTR trilogy )
Actually, I´m merely giving a fanartistic take on one of Mrs. Faust´s characters, "Mother Earth" - since this one drawing above is NOT an official take, neither I would ever demand( ! )it "should be". I´m just a fanartist drawing over some characters I went to love, but that I still wish to keep true respect to their original author, even into those fan renderings - in fact, I do fanart and propose fanfictional exactly because I´d truly wish to see more about them coming, canon or fan art/fictional alike, and I just can´t wait for.
I plead forgiveness for my boldly impatience, because I wish no harm, either...
Actually, "Mother Earth" is Mrs. Faust´s alias in her website( www.milkywayandthegalaxygirls.com ), but, once she told us that she planned to figure an actual character with that name, performing the role of an older confident to the other girls - I must say that I LOVED that proposal, so I drawn some fanart about it, though I was still clinging to my own drawing style, which is quite( in fact, mine´s clumsy )different than hers; so, I needed to do some extra effort to get the drawing style closer( though it not enough yet )to that, since the new "design", as above; afterall, I still want to draw new fanart about her interacting with the other characters too, so I would need something like that.
Actually, for that purpose, I imagined her like being the former girls´ teacher, when they were still children; but Jupiter was one of the eldest studets of her( which cold develop a special bondship - like that should be passed away, I guess( I think that she and Jupiter could relate like that ); in fact, I have some drawn fanart( not scanned yet )depicting that - however, even if she "would" be their former teacher, it woudn imply that she should disappear - it passed jsut ten years, anyway, from their childhood( the girls seem to be in their middle teens now )to the present time, so she should be another releavant character( I guess that she would be Andromeda's now ).
Maybe, that'd be more like a... chain, beggining with Gaia/Mother Earth, then linking to Jupiter, and, later, to be passed away to someone else( Milky Way, I guess ), by some other way; I guess that it would meant that there somthing implied to pass it on... though I´m still aware that it sounds perfunctory at a first sight - but I love to try things about a message to be passed on, and to deal with mythology and symboles, too.
That is fanfictional, still, and non-canonical, since I still don´t know how she would depict the character, or among other character interaction indeed; but I told you that I´m impatient, when it concerns about things I went to love - also, I could try again to depict "Mother Earth"( "Gaia" for fanfictional )as in sort of a cartoon likeliness of Mrs. Faust... but I fear to it come up being misunderstood as a charicature of herself, a thing that I wouldn´t intend at all, of course - so, I gave up about that take and toke a new direction, referring to other cartoon and manga influences instead.
I could tell about those influences, eventually.
So, there´s some relevant characteristics:
Her dress is deep blue( like the night )with souder detail in daylight sky blue, or white, with pale blue shading;
Her hair is silvery white( recalling for clouds´s color )
Her eyes( though the Asian look, that is intentional too )are bright green, which recalls for forests and fields alike;
Her skin is tanned in a darker hue - I particularly find extremely beautiful the combination of that tone of skin and green eyes, IMHO . But I chosen that I wanted to represent all the distinct Peoples from Earth on her; so, since she'd had some other physical traits from some other ethnicities( because I truly despise the word "race", too ), I found interesting that she could have that one in special, for her - even the Green for the Forests. Because brown is ground's color, and that could be interesting to match with all the other "Sky" and "Water" in her attire( like she could subsume it either by body and attire ).
All those traits( body and attire ones )altogether then - so subsuming as "Earth" herself...
She´s wearing jewelry made from silver and crystal, to represent water, source of Life, and she also wears a bracelet which also is made of crystals, all shaped as raindrops( or crystallized raindrops, either - I don´t shame to put some little magic in )
Hope you can like that!
Thank you for visiting^^
( * )for "Milky Way and the Galaxy Girls" fanfictional.
This fan character is strictly non-canon, and NOT official; just a fan rendition though,
but inspired from an actually stablished set of characters.
Take it as my way to thank Ms Faust´s work feeling, if you wish - it is kind like I do actually feel.
As much called either by concerning to credit the inspiration given from a stablished creation
from someone else and give peace to myself( I wouldn´t want to leave to do so ):
So, they( in special, "Jupiter" )belong to her - therefore, most important than anythng concerned to the fanfictional character shown above( either described below )is my manifest and sincerest intention to NOT "harm" or derogate any, any of her characters, or the whole set of those; as for Ms. Faust´s own, more than anything I could do myself as a fan tribute like fanart of fanfiction - instead, that´s the best way I could ever figure to tribute someone else´s work wich happens to be dear to me as a fan - though I´m still aware that whatever I could ( sub )create myself shouldn´t interfer with her own line, concerning to her own creations as well.
The fanfictional character( shown above, described below )is named "Chani", from a Berber word, which means "Life". In fact, Berber are a seminomadic People who live on Northern Africa - Argelia, Tunisia an Western Libya, at between the Mediterranean Sea and the Sahara Desert( unlike the Tuareg People, who live inside it and are actually nomadic still ).
Since Ms Faust´s actual character "Jupiter" personified either the planet, as much she( the named character )haves personality traits all of her own( which brung to my attention ), I just associated it to another character, this time fanfictional, who would "personify" one of actual, real Jupiter´s satellites, called Europa.
Since scientific speculation suppose that it could support Life of its own, so the mother/daughter association... but "Europa" was named for one of Jupiter´s pets, on Ms Faust´s work.
So, the other "Life" related name.
Also, since( by Arthur C. Clarke´s fiction )the Jupiter planet could be a still unlit star( so, once lit, could make of Solar system a Binary one, with two stars instead of just one ), "Sun" and Jupiter could be related as well( sisters )? Actually, both of them would be the eldest ones, though Jupiter would be the only one of the all other Galaxy Girls to have a child of her own - in fact, they´d vary on age, too... if may I say so.
( I´m getting bold indeed, but it isn´t derogatory to figure Jupiter or Sun with 25 "years old" of "age" but other characters in their early, or late teens. Neither is derogatory to figure her as a single mother either! Married or not, I know many, I´m friends with them, and even, some are people here from DA, which I also consider as my friends just online ones but also like other people closer to me offline, though ).
Still, "Chani" wasn´t associated to any of the other actual planets( or satellites )of the Solar System, but... what about the Asteroids Belt?
"Chani" doesn´t wear rollers( maybe because she´s so young yet, assuming that those are used for really long travels throught the System or, just as Mercury does, through the Universe! ); so, she doens´t go too much far Jupiter´s
( Mars, and eventually, Saturn - just sometimes, near to Earth/Moon and/or Neptune, but under a close look )
Still, Chani haves an always curious and inquisitive personality, somewhat mischievous too( but which kind of healthy little kid doesn´t? She´s around 6 years old, too ); kind of a explorer! Due to her double "nature" - either as a "planet"( actually not, though since asteroid aren´t )and a "star" too, her earrring aren´t paired: instead, she wears a ruby( obviously, red )teardrop pingent on her right ear( actually, the same gem her motehr used to wear whne she was a child ), while she also wears a double( Binary )golden "star" globes( one big and another small, bind together as one )on her leaft ear.
The picture above showed her with a "jumping rope" made of little stars, as you casn see; thoe are insignia for Asteroids Belt, which she "personified, though she doesn´t carry it everywhere, neither use it everytime at all - just sometimes, actually, when she´s playing like above.
Her tights are worn with a similar pattern from her mother´s hairband( creamy yellow, brown, pink and white ), and the overalls( short legged )are brown too - same pattern of Jupiter´s clothes, though I didn´t decide which color for those tight little boots!
Her hair is also deep brown, with reddish streaks, but her eye color is yellow( Jupiter´s is Ultramrine blue ). Just like the tone of amethyst stones which were exposed to fire - sort of a cat-like yellow, I mean.
She also keeps things she use to collect on her explorations out of curiosity( in fact, even maybe some of Jupiter´s pets could even be brung by her, too )...
Once again, this is a fanfictional character, not meant to harm or derogate Mrs. Faust own creations.
Another picture( [link] ) was my first a study on her, but that´s supposed to be part of a larger picture
with Chani and Jupiter together( http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/21429990 ).
Thank you for visiting, and hope you can like those!
"Milky Way and the Galaxy Girls" characters( Jupiter, Mother Earth )were created by Lauren Faust.