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Dec. 31st, 2037 01:02 am
spaghettimonster: (I HAVE ONLY GOOD FEELINGS ABOUT THIS.)
How's My Driving?
Here's the post to bring thoughts and concerns about how I'm playing Papyrus.

If you have concerns about me contradicting something from canon, please let me know! If you can point me to where in the game it was, I can doublecheck and add it to my notes on him. Everybody wins that way.

If you're here to bring up something about my play style, or my OOC conduct, links wherever possible would be appreciated. I'm more likely to understand and improve upon it if I can reread what I've done with the perspective you share.

ANON: ON
SCREENING: ON
IP-LOGGING: OFF
spaghettimonster: (I'M ELEVEN)
If you're curious to see how I've been handling Papyrus so far, this post keeps track of my threads.

Sorry, the format changes repeated because I'm still deciding how I want to lay things out.



Meme threads )

Dressing room threads )

Game threads )

Private story lines )
spaghettimonster: (NYEH HEH HEH!!!)
All art made by the credited artists! I don't ask permission before making icons, so heads up before using any of these.




[tumblr.com profile] crispystar

source
(edits: i added/removed bones for effect)


[tumblr.com profile] wonder-waffle-arts
AND HE MEMES
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[deviantart.com profile] sl4ughtermelon

original art seems to have been deleted, but it's the same art style as this


[tumblr.com profile] crowtez??

They've since deleted fanart, this image archive, has the images saved.



[tumblr.com profile] shadoodling

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[deviantart.com profile] angelo-xd

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[deviantart.com profile] peachiekeenie

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[tumblr.com profile] bedsafely
I'm sorry Sweating Eating Blushing
Crying Beach shades Cold fear
source 1, source 2, source 3, source 4, source 5


[tumblr.com profile] 0chromat

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[tumblr.com profile] scotchtapeofficial

(looks like they've deleted the swaptale comic this is from)


[tumblr.com profile] zarla-s

source 1, source 2, source 3, source 4


[tumblr.com profile] leeffi

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[deviantart.com profile] rontufox

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[deviantart.com profile] yamsgarden



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[tumblr.com profile] pirate-cashoo

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[tumblr.com profile] kurobi
shouted encouragement OH NO!!
source 1, source 2


[tumblr.com profile] spookiiboo

source 1, source 2


[deviantart.com profile] simonsoys




source 1, source 2, source 3, source 4, source 5, source 6


[tumblr.com profile] themcnobody
triumphant tutu
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[tumblr.com profile] madjesters1

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[deviantart.com profile] mideater

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[tumblr.com profile] badwaves

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[tumblr.com profile] ofools

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[tumblr.com profile] spider-in-a-tupperware

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[tumblr.com profile] ask-the-skele-household
braggart rubs neck shitstorm
skeptical chin scratch no
source 1, source 2, source 3, source 4, source 5


[tumblr.com profile] knocker12

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[tumblr.com profile] iluvbleach?

this is what I had it attributed to... but that blog doesn't have an art tag.


[tumblr.com profile] retrodynamics

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[tumblr.com profile] min-min-minnie

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[tumblr.com profile] xlerotl

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[tumblr.com profile] catsinthegarden

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[deviantart.com profile] lethalauroramage

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[tumblr.com profile] tender-tepid-tea

every time i try to browse their blog it does that stupid dashboard browse thing that refuses to search tags or pages, ugh


[tumblr.com profile] kelcasual

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[tumblr.com profile] wilyart



source, source 2, source


[twitter.com profile] tobyfox






[tumblr.com profile] powaro810



[tumblr.com profile] doodledrawsthings



[twitter.com profile] sharo0v0
spaghettimonster: (YOU SURELY WOULD HAVE BEEN BLASTED TO...)
Lost Carnival is a transformation game, one where the players largely decide how their characters will change.

(The characters usually don't get much say in it, at least not without managing to please the Ringmaster or outright buying it in exchange for something else, negotiated on the weight of how badly they want it and how much she cares.)



Inspirations )

a smilodon skeleton

Reference art )
spaghettimonster: (KING PAPYRUS)
Papyrus tends to the morale-raising duties, while Sans handles the administrative side. (Probably a bit like Asgore and Toriel balanced responsibilities, back in the day.) Given hints in canon that monsters are at greater risk of 'falling down' when they feel too hopeless, that's not quite as unequal a division of responsibility as it sounds... but the fact remains, Papyrus is a figurehead who genuinely believes that the most important thing is to keep trying.

King Pap canon phone call )


The main characters (Toriel, Papyrus, Sans, Undyne, Alphys, and Asgore at the least) seem to have some deja vu regarding you killing them, befriending them, or both... So I theorized that Sans' recurring use of "vacation" as an explanation for the dead monsters' disappearances has some deja vu weight to it too. That Papyrus has some unsettled, unhappy feelings that churn up at the idea of one.

I WOULD NEVER GO ON VACATION FOR ANY REASON.

There's the superficial joke character thing, that Papyrus seems to give his answer at face value, a continuation of his belief in working hard and always doing something. But I noticed something that makes it even more darkly amusing: if you think of vacations as something people come back from, then Sans had a good, gallows humor kind of reason for giving that as his explanation:

SOMETIMES I WONDER IF I'LL EVER SEE UNDYNE OR THE OTHERS AGAIN.
THE WAY THEY ALL DISAPPEARED, WITHOUT ANY WARNING, IT'S LIKE THEY'RE...


* nah, they're not gone forever, bro.
* they'll be back before you know it.


"He's not telling Pap that because he thinks his brother is dumb and can't handle it"
"He's telling him that cause he knows this isn't gonna last, and doesn't want Papyrus to be miserable in the time leading up to the reset"

Unfortunately... this reset sure isn't in a hurry to come around. Papyrus is secretly starting to doubt that 'vacation' is a thing, because if it was, wouldn't Undyne have called by now, or at least sent a postcard? She does still think of him, right...?



Papyrus is already sad.

He's already stopped confiding (nearly) every little thing to Sans, compared to pre/early-game when he gossiped about Undyne and mentioned his flowery friend.

In the ending phone call, Papyrus waits for Sans to have left the room and lets his forced smile fade, the only time in any of the paths that he looks so utterly unhappy. He keeps talking to the phone, confessing things that he feels he can't tell anyone, because they're all looking up to him for hope.

So, someday:

Read more... )

Another human falls in the Underground, and the people remember Asgore's promise more easily than Papyrus' hope. They call for Papyrus to take his soul, pass through the barrier, and free them. And Papyrus... doesn't want to hurt anyone. Not lethally.

So he's prime pickings for a short no-time-passes vacation at the carnival, especially if they sell it on the premise of it being a good way to raise his own spirits and be better able to help them.

And if the Ringmaster says she can take down the barrier...? He'd be more than happy to stay for a few years, for the sake of helping everyone.


[He taps on his crystal crown, and smiles weakly.] Back home... we're all trapped underground. Behind a magic barrier we can't break, without... Well, without something I'm not doing. That's why I'm here! To get the Ringmaster to break it for us. The Carnival was the first place I ever saw the sky.




SOURCES

Plurk about fandom re: Papyrus

Plurk about King Papyrus in Lost Carnival

Plurk about King Papyrus' request of the Ringmaster

Plurk about LC!Sans and Papyrus reunion difficulties

Plurk planning Papyrus' transformations

Plurk about gasterblaster AU artwork

Plurk about cat!blaster Papyrus and dog!blaster Sans

Plurk of sketches for Papyrus' first transformations

Plurk of sketch for Papyrus' slightly later transformations

Plurk about LC!Sans' drinking habits and what Papyrus would've expected/been used to from before



All Hail King Papyrus by [tumblr.com profile] nyublackneko

A comic expanding from King Papyrus by [tumblr.com profile] nyublackneko

Brutality is a choice, one that Papyrus refuses.
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