Where the Civilized Things Are: Gil & the Zebrats by nfredman ()
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Return of the Zebrats! Gil taught them to beg for cookies, you see. So now, of course, nobody in the house can eat cookies without a Zebrat knowing about it and demanding its share. And Gil was reading quietly until then...
It's a long story. Gotta minute or two? OK.
On the mission to recover Kaminski from the Chidimbasi Oni, well, the Gotth team also collected Gil, a male Oni, and Coruanu, an Elf. Between getting back from the (now ruins of) the Chidimbasi city where they got the guys, and back home to Gotth Hill, they were staying at Meri's original clan-home. And, well, Gil found some Zebrats and thought they were pretty...semi-wild critters that are a lot like their earthly bretheren, the Plain Ol' Rats. Hey, Gil didn't know any better. Before he'd been sent to that hell that was the caverns under the research facility, in the Male-cloister of his family, Clan Pelu, they'd had a cat--very, very rare on their world, and he had liked the cat a lot. NO, not to eat. Gil is a gentle person. So...Gil saw the pretty Zebrats, who were smart and trainable...taught them to beg for cookies, of course. Thought it was cute. Oh boy.
Well, some came back in the luggage. Now Gotth Hill has a small colony of Zebrats. They dare not cross Dolores (Lady of Sorrows and Alex's great grandmother) so they hang with Gil. Or hide. Or sneak around the garden. Doing ratty things, of course.
But hey, they're cute! And so is Gil, for that matter. We like him lots, and he's a big sweetie pie. No, this IS weird for an Oni--and Oni are ogres. Big, horned ogres. Shh, don't tell him it's weird. It'll crush him.
Production notes: M4 with my own character and one of the Grandmaster variation textures, wearing Woodgod shorts; Pappy's cookies; Noggin's Zebra Rats; Powerages' Precious Room, vase, and chair; books from Robotmonster and LukeA Mages' study; other furnishings from various DAZ sets; my own lighting; hair and various color-fiddling done in post.
Better send more cookies, it's gonna be a long night.
Image Comments (15)
fawnheart () 1:07AM | Fri, 27 August 2010
I'm always in awe of your work. There is so much detail I could get lost for hours looking at this one and Gil is gorgeous! He does look like a big marshmallow on the inside in this pic and the zebrats ROCK haha. I love this! The story to go with it is great fun too heh!
DrCarl () 1:39AM | Fri, 27 August 2010
what a wonderfully whimsical and detailed scene that is beautifully lit and composed I know why I added you very nice and very creative the zebra rats are a lovely touch as is the cookie cheers Carl
DarwinsMishap () 4:55AM | Fri, 27 August 2010
Gil is such a 'mellow, but a 'mellow that can rip off limbs! Zebrats and Gil in the study?! Oooo. What an adorable moment captured, doll. As Carl stated-whimsical, and smile provoking-and that was before you get to reading. I really, really like Gil. He can be weird anytime he wants. grin
J5ive () 6:03AM | Fri, 27 August 2010
Thats a Cool Character,the zebra rats are cute, Cute Rats what am I saying!! Excellent scene
lwperkins () 6:54AM | Fri, 27 August 2010
Gil is an adorable oni--it's all that fluffy blonde hair above all that stony muscle. And those rats are just so silly...and cute! (If you give a mouse a cookie...)
alessimarco () 11:59AM | Fri, 27 August 2010
A simply marvelous study in contrasts...a gentle ogre, trained rats, a fantasy creature in a "precious room". And so well done, to boot! Bravo!
Seaview123 () 2:32PM | Fri, 27 August 2010
That's a cool looking picture! Those zebrats look great. Nice job all around.