and i drop the camouflage spell that i've been maintaining (DO NOT REPOST)
[ID: Digital drawing of Taako and Kravitz, seen several times. Taako is an elf with medium brown skin and dyed, braided, curly blond hair, brown at the roots; Kravitz is a black man with dreadlocks. At the top, Taako is laying with his head on Kravitz’s knee. Kravitz kneels down and smiles at him. He’s holding his scythe in one hand. There are hearts by Taako’s head, and text that says “I love you Taako, and at this point I think that everyone in reality is going to love you, after hearing your story, and... nothing's gonna change that.” Next, they’re seen from the waist up. Kravitz clutches his scythe, frowning slightly, and says “Taako, was this call for business or for pleasure?” Taako leans back slightly, holding a vase, and says “Both.” Next, they’re seen kissing. Kravitz wraps his arms a round Taako and holds Taako’s hat behind Taako’s back. Their faces are hidden. Last, they’re seen from the bust up. Taako faces away from the viewer and Kravitz holds his hands to his face, blushing tearfully. Text above Kravitz reads "Hold on I- I wanna- I wanna warm up my face. I don't want it to be cold and weird." End ID]
When you were away on missions, she worried. When you came home, she rejoiced. She tried her hardest not to show it, not to give herself away. With each meal, each Candlenights gift exchanged, the nights spent walking the Bureau’s campus, the trips to the spa— she fought back a smile that you came to treasure during your one hundred year journey. A radiant smile, full of joy and relief.
It’s the same smile you just saw, moments ago, when Magnus burst into the dome, alive again, a mannequin no longer. Her friends were here again. In her hour of greatest need. But that smile is gone now. The Hunger’s here, again. You’ve escaped it a hundred times, but no more. This is it.
M has another finished piece available for early access at her patreon! (I’m working hard on making illustration a part time living right now, despite disabilities, so any help is more welcome than I can express!)
My tribute to the Story and Song arc of The Adventure Zone: Balance! The good boys battling Final John, and the goddess Istus making her appearance ✨I’ll always love TAZ:B so incredibly much, it’s one of my absolute Favorite pieces of storytelling!
These panels will also appear in an upcoming TAZ collab project as well!
My favorite way to listen to TAZ: Balance is by reading it like practically every character has a huge crush on Magnus to varying degrees.
Some are more physical attraction - Hudson the Engineer comes to mind, for some reason - and some are more innocent - how Noelle speaks to Magnus just before they fight the tardigrades in the anti-gravity chamber. Some are balanced, like Avi who definitely invited Magnus to work out to see him flex those muscles, but also thinks that's a fun first date idea.
Lucretia, Taako, Merle, Dav, Barry, and Lup aren't free from this headcanon either. They're all into Maggie Burnsides as much as anyone. Specifically Taako and Lucretia. Those smitten glances in the graphic novels that Taako throws Magnus' way? The strict wall of professionalism ("Magnus, this is the nightmare scenario" in regards to a back rub as a gift.) that Madame Director has to put up ? Can't elaborate but you can fill in the blanks.
[id: a digital drawing of Taako. He has one hand on his hip and the other raised with one finger pointed up. Orange sparks are coming out of the raised finger. his hair is dyed blond and pulled back into a thick braid. he has a thin black mustache and sideburns. he wears a loose white shirt that is open to reveal his chest hair, brown pants, and a huge purple wizard's hat. he also has several earrings and black painted nails. He is smiling slightly and looking to the side. the background is bright blue. the other images under the cut are closeups and slight color variations of the same image. end id]