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GrimGrin reference sheet by topios GrimGrin reference sheet by topios
I finally got this thing done. I's probably not perfect in any way, but hopefully it gives a good idea. I added appearance because I figured a few more things needed to be said.

Feel free to ask questions, I don't mind.
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:icondigidaydreamer:
DigiDayDreamer Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
You said he can absorb fear just by being present. Can his puppets do the same as well or just his original self?
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topios Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just himself unless he's put an awful lot of himself into them, which gets dangerous. Generally he keeps them far too simple for that to be a problem.
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DigiDayDreamer Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Ah, got it then.
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topios Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good to hear.
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DigiDayDreamer Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
You said that he can't read or write, but can he draw?

Also, when he's feeding off fear, does the "victim" still feel fear initially? Also, neat detail about the numbness setting in after a week, given that unlike most OCTs, TBOS implies that the contestants could spend at least a week or so in the Book, if they wanted to. XD
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:icontopios:
topios Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, questions, how delightful. :)

GrimGrin can draw, but it won't exactly be artist quality illustrations, more like elaborate children's drawings. He has a good theoretical understanding of shapes, but never bothered to practice, so it won't do him much good.

Unless he lets you know he's there you probably won't have a clue he's there eating off your fear at first. You still feel the same emotions in most cases, and while some people can probably sense something is a little off depending on how well they know themselves, it's not really noticeable when it's just a single papercutkin. A pack of them tends to have more effect.
And thank you. I figured I'd mention it, since time tends to be a very slippery thing in such a free OCT. And if somebody decides to adopt him post-victory it'll probably be relevant. Heh. We'll see what happens.
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:icondigidaydreamer:
DigiDayDreamer Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Ah, good to know he can still use the page in some fashion if he felt like it. XD

Ah, a silent feeder, huh? And who wouldn't want to adopt such a cute character like him? =P

How long can he last without "food" anyway?
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:icontopios:
topios Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh. It's an option at least, but not the most reliable one.

Most of the time yes, more so than his "brothers" at least, they don't have much finesse to tell the truth. Heh. I did aim to make a character people would want to work with. Didn't expect anybody to call him cute though.:XD:

It depends a lot on how much energy he's using, but in general he'll be fine for a week and a half if he stays the same shape and doesn't do anything, then he'll start wasting away and dying completely may take as long as two months. But Grim tends to shift around a lot, so he usually needs to feed off a persons fear at least once per week just to stay a stable size.
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ElwenAldalinde Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
A very interesting character, I'm excited to see more of Grimgrin :)
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:icontopios:
topios Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw, thanks, I tried to make him seem interesting (and fun to work with of course). Hopefully I can live up to it. :D
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ElwenAldalinde Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You can do it! *fist-pump*
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:icontopios:
topios Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll do my very best. *determined nod*
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dcwilson Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
YAY! I love the PapercutKin.
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:icontopios:
topios Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They're pretty fond of you too.

And yeah, they haven't really gotten much attention lately, so this seemed like a good solution. It's good to hear you approve of seeing more of Grimand his kind, although in a slightly younger form this time around. :)
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:icontirrih:
Tirrih Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Lol I never get sick of jellyfish Grimgrin X)

/nothing productive to say
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:icontopios:
topios Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jellyfish GrimGrin :heart: you too. (people are tasty)
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:icontirrih:
Tirrih Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Aww. I'm vaguely disturbed but still, aww. I'll see if I can see a horror movie or something for his sake then :D
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:icontopios:
topios Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He'd most certainly appreciate it. Heh. And at least it does one good thing: having a resident papercutkin tends to keep other nighttime monster critters away.
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Tirrih Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Student General Artist
That is a pretty practical advantage :D
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:icontopios:
topios Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is indeed. The trouble is to get one to stay that eats lightly. :XD:
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:icontirrih:
Tirrih Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Student General Artist
True. Maybe we can get him one of those diet books XD
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:icontopios:
topios Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:XD:

"Lev fedt på tynde mennesker"
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SephirothsFlamedWing Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
His 'human' version is kinda creepy. I can't imagine he would fit in very well without a lower jaw. :XD: On that note, does he keep the pointy teeth also?
Is fear his preferred diet over other emotions, or is that all he can eat?
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:icontopios:
topios Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, yeah a little bit, he doesn't mind though. And it's nothing a scarf or similar can't solve. :D
It really depends on his mood, he can appear with both normal human teeth or his pointy ones. And he can only live off fear, other emotions doesn't do anything for him. So he can in theory starve to death if you confine him to a place where people aren't afraid.
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SephirothsFlamedWing Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's true. :lol:
Also, I just thought about this- If he can't read or write, how will he use the page of the Book? By drawing on it?
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:icontopios:
topios Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He'll figure something out if needed.
Hehe. Drawing is a possibility. We'll see what happens, I have a couple of ideas.
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Star-Seal Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Really interesting! You're making me want to paint him in the shapes of some of my made up creatures. I particularly like the lack of pigment detail, and the presence of the 'limited red'.
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topios Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow, that is possibly the bestest compliment ever since yesterday. I hope people will have lots of fun turning him into all sorts of different things. I'll bet he'd love being something you've made up. Your made up creatures are fantastic.
I don't really know exactly how or why he ended up pale as death with red details, but it's fantastic colors to work with I think. It's almost impossible to make it look bad.
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Fantasyfreak18 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
There are now more people I want to get paired against than there are rounds in the tournament. Your character sounds like he'd be fun to write with Sparrow.
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topios Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha. Well, that sounds like a pretty good problem to have, better than the other way around at least. :)
I tried my best to make GrimGrin sound interesting to work with for other people, so it's really nice to hear you say you would like to use him.
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:icontweedandtea:
tweedandtea Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Ooh, GrimGrin seems like so much fun to write!
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:icontopios:
topios Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm really glad to hear that. I was hoping I'd managed to make a character other people would want to work with. I want my possible future opponent(s) to have a good time after all. :)
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DarthVengeance0325 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
LOVELY. :3
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:icontopios:
topios Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw, thanks. I did promise I'd get it done. I just hope I didn't forget anything.
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:icondarthvengeance0325:
DarthVengeance0325 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
*is keeping deviation in messages for future reference* If you did, I"ll be back on further digestion to tell you. :meow: Looks good at the moment.
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:icontopios:
topios Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) Well, you're more than welcome to sound the alarm if you spot something that doesn't fit in/is missing/wrong in some other way.
But the preliminary thumbs up is definitely appreciated.
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DarthVengeance0325 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Reread. Though my brain is fuzzy, thar be instances where you used "prayed" instead of "preyed". :hug: Will get back on it with caffeine laters.
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topios Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Urgh, yeah, that sounds like a mistake I'd make. Not sure I can actually change it without remaking everything though. :/
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DarthVengeance0325 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:ohnoes: D:
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:icontopios:
topios Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, that's the disadvantage of making things in paint. I'll see what can be done about it if I run out of things to do.
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BootyMcBoots Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Too quote a very wise man

"Well, it's about time"
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topios Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha. Better late than never as they say.
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BootyMcBoots Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I think that's what the Starcraft 2 people were thinking XD
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topios Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:XD: I know the feeling. Certain authors seem to like making us wait an awfully long time...
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