These two merchants in the latest PXS update have a lot of backstory behind them which I just made up on the spot right now. Allow me to share them before this story ends:
The blue one is named Bengit Squard. He owns a minor pillow trading venture. He has a lot of passion for pillows. The embroidery, the plush, the fact that you can sit on them, it’s all too wonderful for words (except the ones I wrote just now). He is often mocked for his engagement in his little luxuries, but those same people often end up sparing a few Caegars for pillows of their own. Bengit is on a diet, but he doesn’t know that red mixture he is eating in the comic is mostly made of EMPTY CALORIES.
The green one is named Poulie Poulie, name so nice he gained it twice. He says that line every time he introduces himself, because he is a fucking hack. Despite being born into a relatively low caste, he tries to climb the social ladder through his friendship with Bengit, as well as his artwork. His art consists primarily of Alternian Slam Poetry, most of which he gained through the act of biting (wherein he steals others’ sick beats, and then rips out their throats with his teeth). When he saw the Signless, a new rhyme appeared deep in the depths of his thinkpan. It is the first original poem he has ever made for himself, inspired by the sight of such a rare and valuable creature. The poem is entitled “Beanie”, and it goes like this:
Move to trade, get a grub instead.
Scoop it out, put it on my head!
Killing babies’ rather awesome,
When you’ve got a balding problem!
Will he be able to sell it and achieve the respect he deserves in this cruel, bitethroat world of highbloods and not-so-highbloods? Find out tonight, at midnight!
There should be an Ice Bucket Challenge for ebola.
Like… a, uh… hot… POCKET challenge!
Okay so the idea needs some work but the proof of concept is THERE, man.