2017 was a nightmarish year, but a good year for art. 🔪✍️💖
Thank you so much to everyone who has supported me with likes, comments, follows, and conversations this and last year!❤️
I had this whole post written out before (took like an hour) but insagram ate it somehow 😩
So I’ll just say that this year was the year I really started posting much of my art online, and in spite of chaos, sickness, and strife I have posted once or more every day since October 18 (with a few sad gaps, but better than I’ve ever done before)!
Almost all of this art is of characters from a long-running #pathfinderrpg game I’ve played in since it began in 2014, and I still have a backlog of works since then I would love to refine and share with you.
These stories and this #homebrew world are near and dear to me, and I hope to tell the entire saga as a #comic some day soon. But sharing this little bit was the next step toward that, and I thank everyone again. 💖✨
Hivemind. Some say it is the bane of sentient life. Others say the epitome. Regardless, the spread of Hivemind to infected worlds is swift, with many against the vast changes to the environment and culture. Infection brings depersonalization and complete loss of control to the vastly intelligent fungus of those affected.
The environment, as well, goes through enormous changes, with large fungus forests overtaking and merging with uninfected forests and plains.
Hivemind has various fungal forms. Some are merely edible, sometimes imparting a passing glimpse of the archetypes and higher functions of Hivemind Prime. Others create spore clouds almost constantly, which, when absorbed by any mucus membranes, form the fungus that grows through the membranes, taking over the brain of those affected. Others, still, absorb so much water in its environment growing as large, and sometimes larger, than trees. Some say that some of the fungi are portions of Hivemind Prime, which is the center of the organism’s hivemind, as it were. Common Hivemind creatures are Spore Harvesters, which are hulking creatures, ambling about spreading clouds of spores; and Hivemind Cycelids, large mantid-like creatures that are swift and deadly. Oftentimes, upon death, most Hivemind creatures explode or spew corrosive blood.
The fungus can infect most creatures, bending their bodies and minds to its will. It is not yet apparent what Hivemind’s prime directive is outside of expansion and control of most, if not all, of life’s creatures.