Today’s prompt, hosted by The Rambling Redshirt, is about our mascots… if I had one, what would it be? Well, jokes on you, I’ve got one already!
I present to you… I mean… we’ve seen Magi already, haven’t we?
Ages, ago, when I just started out doing pixel-art in Paint.net, I did attempt to re-pixel the black mage from Final Fantasy 1 but with a twist: It’s not a black mage but rather a Lich or a Necromancer!
I practically always have adored magicians, wizards, mages and the like… and over time, I noticed that the bad guys in movies and games usually ended up being way cooler than most protagonists… alas, I depicted my “dream character” or whatever you wanna call it as a Necromancer: Someone who does the forbidden… necromancy… to fight his foes and rule over the world. An evil Overlord using minions to punish his enemies. Someone who’s actually doing evil to successfully accomplish their goal. I loved the idea of that. The sound of that is quite nice. A Lich or Lich King… or just a Necromancer or Cult Leader if not even an Overlord would be just the right character for me in that sense.
So, I did successfully re-pixel the Black Mage in Paint.net, which I was somewhat proud about… then I changed the blue and yellow from the original picture to a purple tone since I feel like purple is a lot more mystic and evil, if not even ominous and mysterious, than blue and yellow. The eyes suddenly were a deep and dark red staring out of the darkness… and overall, I was quite happy with this.
I love my little mage/lich/necromancer character to bits and jimmijamjams over here on Twitch actually ended up creating a GIF of my character! Absolutely lovely! If you visit me over here on Twitch, you’ll end up seeing it dance around in the corner somewhere, which is super cute and which I’m really grateful about!
MarsaOvO, another great streamer, also did a fantastic job, capturing the essence of my character into some wonderful and adorable emotes as you can see down below. I love the UwU emote to bits and it’s probably the cutest emote ever!
So, that’s essentially my “mascot”. I never really thought of it as a “mascot” per sé… rather, it was an Avatar of sorts for me. I used it on Discord, Reddit, Twitter and Twitch but since I rebranded a little bit on Twitch and everywhere, I’ve been using my logo over here instead. Alas, the mage character now only shows up on Stream, which is a bit of a bummer… but it works in the sense that it’s more of a mascot now. I love it. Magi the little Necromancer, I guess! :) And since that name’s taken, I’ll be MagiWasTaken instead… or just Dan.
So, I hope you enjoyed this little trip into the world of mascots and the like. The next post in line is by Tessa, so check her post out! What kind of characters do you have and what kind of mascots do you use? Are there any themes that you stick to usually?
Note: This post would have been TSS#73. In case anyone counts or is wondering. I’ll probably drop the “TSS”-part during Blaugust to prevent overly long titles. Afterwards, I may return to it.