flailingwings:

Dug out the ol’ sketchbook ya’ll. 

This is the cutest smith I’ve ever seen

Okay, here’s my Critical Hit Office AU (CHO AU???)

because why not I guess

KET is the cutie in marketing who would be smooth and sophisticated if he were smooth and sophisticated. Instead he’s cute and kind of awkward, at least when he’s not actively… marketing (hey I’ve never worked in an office) Mostly he’s quiet, sometimes he makes jokes, once in a while he gets obviously frustrated by trying to interact with other people. He spends his breaks with Randus. He also hangs around after hours if Randus is working late. 

RANDUS is in RD. Equally awkward, but in a less pointy way. He’s always in the background fiddling with something—in fact, last week he “fixed” the coffee machine in the break room so well it occasionally gets up on little spidery legs and comes and pours you a cup of coffee if it thinks you need it. (how the coffee machine ascertains whether you need it is still in alpha. Until Randus makes adjustments, it’s best to just take the mug and make appreciative noises until it goes away. if there’s another Incident, the janitors are absolutely going on strike.) He and Ket are flatmates, and they take public transit into work together.

OREM is the guy who nobody really knows what his job is, least of all Orem. His uncle is like the president of the company or something. (he’s actually that vague if he’s asked about it. he gives off the distinct impression that this isn’t an attempt to be modest or deflecting or whatever, he genuinely doesn’t know.) He’s got a trust fund, but his parents insist that he actually work (and Dr Rivendorn and Dr Rivendorn nee Greyborn are difficult people to defy). He quickly realized that working at a coffee shop would entail actual work, but here at the office he can rely on the double combo of nepotism and the size of the company to stay relatively undisturbed.

TRELLE also works in marketing, and she and Ket regularly butt heads. They’re both really good at what they do—and candidly they’re both used to being the best at what they do, which goes a long way towards explaining the headbutting. She’s a total cutie, but everyone knows that she’s got a mysterious S.O. she keeps promising they’ll get to meet, you know, eventually. When the time’s right. Maybe the Christmas party.

finally, TORQ works in HR. He’s the character who almost never speaks. Mostly what happens is other characters go to him with their problems and he sits there like an almighty guru while they talk through their own thoughts and walk away feeling a lot better and thinking that Torq really knows what he’s talking about. His office is full of fidget objects. There’s also a couch in there that people sometimes crash on.

when the hell did this become a critical hit appreciation blog

Super chibi critical hit guys: surprisingly soothing to draw

I also drew Trelle, Ket, and Thony, but they weren’t sufficiently chibi.

I love dumb AUs where everyone is an office worker who barely ever does any work and they all spend the whole day wandering from department to department chatting with each other

So if anyone in the fandom has been dying to say something about how Ket totally works in marketing and secretly wishes he could wear funny, unprofessional shirts like Randus who works in RD (or whatever I know nothing about offices)

Consider this your chance. Inundate me with your officebuilding AUs

An assassin bug (Zelus luridus)

An assassin bug (Zelus luridus)

first i have to leave home and the boyfriend for months so I can work and get an education, then there’s no critical hit this week? it’s like all the joy in my life is being sucked away

I convinced my boyfriend that there’s evidence of Orem having a crush on the Queen’s Rebellious Daughter. Because you’re never too old for middle school interest in who likes whom.

My friend and I are discussing our Ket design for a project. We  aren’t sure what hair should go on the scalp and the chin.  

Scalp hair pictured: swish (1), medium regular spikes (2), heart throb* (3,5), pieces (4), and down hair (6).
*Bobby briggs from twin peaks, apparently

Facial hair: full goatee (1,3), chin triangle (2,6), and split goatee (4,5)

So, Critical Hittites, we pose the question: what should  everyone’s favorite gambler look like?

My friend and I are discussing our Ket design for a project. We aren’t sure what hair should go on the scalp and the chin.

Scalp hair pictured: swish (1), medium regular spikes (2), heart throb* (3,5), pieces (4), and down hair (6).
*Bobby briggs from twin peaks, apparently

Facial hair: full goatee (1,3), chin triangle (2,6), and split goatee (4,5)

So, Critical Hittites, we pose the question: what should everyone’s favorite gambler look like?

Useful songs for humans (part ii)

"Not your year" by the Weepies

"Mercy Me" by Alkaline Trio

Otherwise known as Songs for Sad Feelings. These are two songs I find most useful when I’m feeling sad and have been for a while (e.g., longer than a week). They don’t make me feel better in the sense of being more cheerful but sometimes they make me feel less alone. More in control and less like a vessel for my negative emotions.

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