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whatcanhetellme:

Depeche Mode - World in My Eyes

micahepsteinart:

Monster of the Week #16:
Troll, Stone Clan
Deeply and subconsciously in tune with natural magic like the rest of their kind, trolls of the Stone clan are drawn inexorably to places of great age and unchanging permanence. They make their homes in ancient mountains, forests, and even in the ruins of forgotten civilizations. While generally peaceful, Stone trolls will respond with awe-inspiring ferocity toward any foolish enough to try to alter their domains. 

I’ve been scribbling together a sort of personal mythology where trolls are concerned—I might make a separate post just dealing with these guys.

micahepsteinart:

Monster of the Week #16:

Troll, Stone Clan

Deeply and subconsciously in tune with natural magic like the rest of their kind, trolls of the Stone clan are drawn inexorably to places of great age and unchanging permanence. They make their homes in ancient mountains, forests, and even in the ruins of forgotten civilizations. While generally peaceful, Stone trolls will respond with awe-inspiring ferocity toward any foolish enough to try to alter their domains. 
I’ve been scribbling together a sort of personal mythology where trolls are concerned—I might make a separate post just dealing with these guys.
micahepsteinart:

Monster of the Week #17:
A Word on Trolls
Several words in fact, for the creatures commonly referred to as ‘Trolls’ are a complex and diverse bunch. 

All too often tales conflate these creatures with ogres and giants, when in reality they share naught but the most distant of ancestors, and then only in uncorroborated speculation. Theories abound as to the origins of trolls. Some have posited that the race was first created or “elevated” by mighty wizards in distant antiquity (a notion which most trolls contest as false and downright insulting). Others, including many trolls, believe that the first of their kind (called the “First Breath” in the language of the elusive Wind clan) were born fully formed and sentient from the base elements of their ancestral domains.

Whatever their origins, trolls of all varieties have a deep and instinctive connection to currents of natural magic. This is not to say that they are sorcerers, for trolls of that sort are relatively uncommon. Their connection to magic runs much deeper, on a level where many are even unconscious of its existence, and yet it is as essential to them as the need for food and water. Trolls thrive on a connection to certain forms of natural magic—complex metaphysical qualities found in particular locations that define the essence of a place. They are drawn inexorably to such places and often make their dwellings there, as close to the wellsprings of these magical qualities as possible. The individual “tastes” of trolls seem to vary by species or clan. For example, trolls of the Stone clan prefer places of great age and permanence, where the essence of a place has remained unchanged for hundreds or thousands of years. Trolls of the Root clan are compelled to seek out beginnings and places of creation, whereas those of the River clan seek points of change or transition, and so often make their homes beneath bridges or by the banks of rivers. 

Regarding the various varieties of trolls known to arcanozoologists, the word “clan” is the customary nomenclature, though it is widely acknowledged to be a misnomer. Most trolls are solitary creatures, and so the word “clan” would perhaps better be replaced with “species.” However, the term is derived from collective words in several of the trolls’ own languages (perhaps indicating a sense of brotherhood or unity among trolls of the same sort, or else referring to a time in ages forgotten where they did not lead such solitary lives). Therefore, by widespread and long use, it has become the generally-accepted term to refer to different species that fall under the umbrella term of “Troll.” Numerous troll clans are known to modern arcanozoologists, including Stone, Wind, Root, River, and Storm, with various legends and unconfirmed sightings hinting at the existence of many more.

micahepsteinart:

Monster of the Week #17:

A Word on Trolls

Several words in fact, for the creatures commonly referred to as ‘Trolls’ are a complex and diverse bunch. 
All too often tales conflate these creatures with ogres and giants, when in reality they share naught but the most distant of ancestors, and then only in uncorroborated speculation. Theories abound as to the origins of trolls. Some have posited that the race was first created or “elevated” by mighty wizards in distant antiquity (a notion which most trolls contest as false and downright insulting). Others, including many trolls, believe that the first of their kind (called the “First Breath” in the language of the elusive Wind clan) were born fully formed and sentient from the base elements of their ancestral domains.
Whatever their origins, trolls of all varieties have a deep and instinctive connection to currents of natural magic. This is not to say that they are sorcerers, for trolls of that sort are relatively uncommon. Their connection to magic runs much deeper, on a level where many are even unconscious of its existence, and yet it is as essential to them as the need for food and water. Trolls thrive on a connection to certain forms of natural magic—complex metaphysical qualities found in particular locations that define the essence of a place. They are drawn inexorably to such places and often make their dwellings there, as close to the wellsprings of these magical qualities as possible. The individual “tastes” of trolls seem to vary by species or clan. For example, trolls of the Stone clan prefer places of great age and permanence, where the essence of a place has remained unchanged for hundreds or thousands of years. Trolls of the Root clan are compelled to seek out beginnings and places of creation, whereas those of the River clan seek points of change or transition, and so often make their homes beneath bridges or by the banks of rivers. 
Regarding the various varieties of trolls known to arcanozoologists, the word “clan” is the customary nomenclature, though it is widely acknowledged to be a misnomer. Most trolls are solitary creatures, and so the word “clan” would perhaps better be replaced with “species.” However, the term is derived from collective words in several of the trolls’ own languages (perhaps indicating a sense of brotherhood or unity among trolls of the same sort, or else referring to a time in ages forgotten where they did not lead such solitary lives). Therefore, by widespread and long use, it has become the generally-accepted term to refer to different species that fall under the umbrella term of “Troll.” Numerous troll clans are known to modern arcanozoologists, including Stone, Wind, Root, River, and Storm, with various legends and unconfirmed sightings hinting at the existence of many more.
micahepsteinart:

Monster of the Week #18:
Troll, Root Clan
Elusive and mysterious, trolls of the Root Clan are compelled by nature to seek out beginnings and places of creation. They make their homes in the roots of mountains and deep in ancient forests. Obsessed with the potential of things that grow, Root trolls will often spend their entire lives in quiet observation of their domains. Some will spend years in the caves beneath mountains, quietly listening to the shifting of the earth around them, while others will adopt small portions of forests as the self-appointed custodians of the new-growth trees and other flora. 

It is worth noting the Root troll’s preferred choices of food. Calm and peaceful creatures, they abhor the taking of life, for they see it as putting an end to unrealized potential. The only exception is perhaps the harsh, even vicious manner in which they deal with interlopers who disturb their habitats—battles between Root trolls and cave orcs, for instance, are relatively common. They subsist almost exclusively on carrion (unless it has already become a source of new life), but have a curious and inexplicable taste for mushrooms.

micahepsteinart:

Monster of the Week #18:

Troll, Root Clan

Elusive and mysterious, trolls of the Root Clan are compelled by nature to seek out beginnings and places of creation. They make their homes in the roots of mountains and deep in ancient forests. Obsessed with the potential of things that grow, Root trolls will often spend their entire lives in quiet observation of their domains. Some will spend years in the caves beneath mountains, quietly listening to the shifting of the earth around them, while others will adopt small portions of forests as the self-appointed custodians of the new-growth trees and other flora.
It is worth noting the Root troll’s preferred choices of food. Calm and peaceful creatures, they abhor the taking of life, for they see it as putting an end to unrealized potential. The only exception is perhaps the harsh, even vicious manner in which they deal with interlopers who disturb their habitats—battles between Root trolls and cave orcs, for instance, are relatively common. They subsist almost exclusively on carrion (unless it has already become a source of new life), but have a curious and inexplicable taste for mushrooms.

myrrde:

bubbagumpshrim:

myrrdesketchbook:

T’saij’s luck might change but it won’t fail him, at least not quite yet.

Plans for his future story.

I hate looking through the Troll tag on tumblr because it’s a bunch of things that aren’t actually trolls.

I’ve been giggling here a good while now, and I really honestly tried not to comment, but I can’t help myself. I’ve got my share of dislike towards my drawings but this is the first time someone honestly says something like this and sees the trouble to reblog my silly doodle as an example. I hate looking trough the Troll tag on Tumblr because it’s a bunch of things that aren’t actually trolls. Thank you, Bubbagumpshrim, for being honest.  I will surely return to this comment many times in the future when drawing. :’) 

Just so you know, I LOVE your drawing. That’s why I reblogged it. Because it was one of the only actual pictures of a troll. That’s what I meant to get across! You’re very talented :*

waterbendingotter:

myrrde:

bubbagumpshrim:

myrrdesketchbook:

T’saij’s luck might change but it won’t fail him, at least not quite yet.

Plans for his future story.

I hate looking through the Troll tag on tumblr because it’s a bunch of things that aren’t actually trolls.

I’ve been giggling here a good while now, and I really honestly tried not to comment, but I can’t help myself. I’ve got my share of dislike towards my drawings but this is the first time someone honestly says something like this and sees the trouble to reblog my silly doodle as an example. I hate looking trough the Troll tag on Tumblr because it’s a bunch of things that aren’t actually trolls. Thank you, Bubbagumpshrim, for being honest.  I will surely return to this comment many times in the future when drawing. :’) 

So this person hates OC trolls but has no problems with reblogging Vol’jin? I didn’t dig too deep into their blog, but ya know what? There’s many versions of trolls out there. Like Homestuck trolls. Lord of the Rings Trolls. Local folklore trolls. AND EVEN WORLD OF WARCRAFT TROLLS. Just because you don’t think something looks like a troll doesnt mean it isnt in some form in some world of fantasy. Dont ever make comments like this on someone elses art, k?

Wowowowow, that’s not what I meant even a little bit. I just meant that when I search “troll” or “trolls”, it’s a bunch of stuff that literally are not trolls. Like pictures of memes, the “troll face”, and other nonsensical pictures. I enjoy trolls of all shapes, sizes, and lores. And I’m actually part troll myself on my father’s side.

infinitemachine:

Monster of the Day: Nattircone Troll - Creature concept by Cloister
rakeeshsorrel:

Vol”jin by startime2

myrrdesketchbook:

T’saij’s luck might change but it won’t fail him, at least not quite yet.

Plans for his future story.

I hate looking through the Troll tag on tumblr because it’s a bunch of things that aren’t actually trolls.