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HOTK char: Mageuzi updated refsheet by VioletWhirlwind
HOTK char: Mageuzi updated refsheet
Character Name: Mageuzi
Name Meaning: "revolution"

Nicknames: (all derogatory) Spotty, Cubspots, Babyspots, Freak, Freakshow, Lipard (meaning lion-leopard cross, though he isn't one), Leopard's Boy (again, not really true)

Gender: male
Species: lion (1/2 marozi, 1/2 delta island lion)
Age: adolescent
Group: Malipizi slave

Parents: Father: unknown, presumed to be one of the Delta pride males; Mother: Koka "kindle a fire" deceased (executed); Sister: Huria "Freedom" deceased (got sick as a cub and died)

Appearance: Marozi (spotted lion (cryptid lion coloration); info about marozis: www.messybeast.com/genetics/li… ) cinnamon-colored, with reddish spots, beginnings of a scraggly, thin light-orange mane, and amber eyes. Also, slightly smaller than a regular lion.  Thin from being half-starved. Tail is broken and kinked in two places, and most of his tail-tuft is gone (caused by mange). Torn left ear. Intricately criss-crossed slave-mark scars on each shoulder, plus a shallow but wide scar saddling his back to a jagged termination on his right haunch where a particularly cruel tormentor deliberately tore a strip of skin from his spotted back as a (rather grisly) "souvenir" of their visit. Several other small scars and mangy spots.  His claws and fangs have been filed down to blunt-ness.

Background/Personality:  Mageuzi's mother was the only survivor of a small isolated mountain pride of other marozis (spotted lions) ravaged by fire.  She fled the fire, and eventually found her way into the Flatlands region, (After the fire, she changed her name to Koka, "kindle a fire", in order to honor her lost family, and because she was superstitious and believed it to have been her fault.), and was living as a rogue on the outskirts there when it was conquered and she was captured by Delta guards.  She pleaded for her life, and was allowed to live, as a slave...The males had their fun with this strange, spotted female, then tossed her in with the other slaves.  There, she gave birth to two cubs: Mageuzi and his sister, Huria.  

Huria did not live long under the harsh conditions of slavery, and grew sick and died when she was but a few days old, before her eyes had even opened, leaving Mageuzi as the only remaining cub.  Koka viewed names to have great meaning and significance, which is why she named her son "Mageuzi" in hopes that someday he would be able to bring about a change for the slaves.  (Her daughter was named Huria, "freedom," posthumously, because she had already gained freedom through her death.)  Mageuzi himself was never very strong either, and grew up thin and scruffy.  His mother was starving, as she gave all her available food to her one remaining cub.  In desperation, Koka futilely attacked one of the Delta pridemembers that were guarding the the lioness-slaves on a forced hunt, when she wasn't even allowed to eat from the prey she had brought down.  She was beaten into submission, and then dragged back to the pride to be "made an example of"...right in front of her son.

Mageuzi had always been a typical cub, trying to stay as happy as possible, despite being a slave.  His mother had always told him "Things will get better, you'll see." in order to keep him from getting too depressed about their situation.  Seeing his mother executed right in front of him broke him.  At least outwardly.  He turned into a docile but aloof shell of his former self.  He never dares to disobey orders from the overseers, and seldom speaks at all (other than answering direct questions from the oppressors.  He will give the shortest answer possible in that case.) unless he trusts someone.  And that trust is hard to win.  Inwardly, though, his heart burns for revenge...

He is often seen as stupid by the Malipizi pride, and is used as somewhat of an amusement by them...a sort of "freak show" if you will.   Under Ghariki, the Delta pridemembers (maybe including his own father, whoever he is) kept him in a tiny rock cave (with several 'windows' barred with bones), on the slave island, and visited every now and then, forcing him to sit or stand for hours as they poked and proded at his spotted pelt, and hurled insulting nicknames at him while laughing.  The exit of his prison was barred by a large ribcage, too heavy for him to push aside in his weakened condition, though his tormentors had no trouble going in or out.  He knew never to leave it without an escort anyway.  The cave is not quite above flood-level, and in the rainy season, it fills with delta water halfway up his paws...sometimes even to his ankles, and he was forced to sit in it, though there is a small raised area he could sit on, but it's not very big.  This has happened since mid-cub-hood, when he failed to lose his baby-spots when most cubs did.  He puts up with it stoically, in hopes that some day they'll drop their guard, and he'll find a way to escape...maybe even wreak vengeance for the death of his mother.

For now though, he waits, taking note of possible allies from his limited vantage, whilst pretending to be the "dumb stupid freak" his captors think he is.

When the regime-shift happened, Mageuzi was one of the unfortunate slaves to have been rounded up by Sefu and his followers and forced to march eastward.  Caught off-guard, and weak from being half-starved all his life, there was nothing he could do but comply.

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Updated refsheet for :iconHeartOfTheKalahari:

How do I lion?  At least he doesn't look like a derpy cheetah anymore. Spots and (most) scars are non-specific.  The only scars that really matter are the two shoulder ones, the large one across his back, the tear in his left ear, and the mangy tail.  Tried a new style with the spots.  (faded to 50%) Not sure which I like better, as both are kind of awkward-looking.

TOTALLY not a cop-out to be moved back to active status. >.>  yeah... At least ONE of the drawings on here is new...

Anyway, I'm planning to make something to illustrate his move from Delta to Malipizi in the near future, and since I'm faster at writing than drawing, it may end up being a story.

Sorry for my absence for so long.  I don't want to be inactive, I just don't know how to jump into RP here.
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Pull the Pin (We are the Gremlins)

We are the Gremlins! (shouted)
We are the Gremlins! (shouted)
We make Tyrany BLEED! (shouted)

Pull the pin; throw the grenade,
We will win, it's the choice that we made.
Blue Pill; Red Pill...Don't get taken alive.
We do what we must to make Freedom survive!

We are the Gremlins! (shouted)
We are the Gremlins! (shouted)
We make Tyrany BLEED! (shouted)

Family at home, we left them in safety,
Will we live through this? The answer can only be 'Maybe.'
You never saw us; we don't 'exist.'
We stalk from the shadows, while Freedom's at risk.

We are the Gremlins! (shouted)
We are the Gremlins! (shouted)
We make Tyrany BLEED! (shouted)

Even though it may sound awful,
Theres no rest for our Rebellion, we are ever watchful.
Our spirit gives us something to believe in;
There's no doubt in our minds that Freedom can WIN!

We are the Gremlins! (shouted)
We are the Gremlins! (shouted)
We make Tyrany BLEED! (shouted)
Pull The Pin - Gremlins Theme Song Contest
Meh.  I tried.  Could have been SO much better, but I'm out of time. XP

For the Theme Song Contest over at :iconTheGremlins:
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VioletWhirlwind
Princess Serenity Hedgehog
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Current Residence: [classified]
Favourite genre of music: 80's rock, movie soundtracks, folk rock
Favourite photographer: *shrug*
Favourite style of art: Sonic fanart, anthro, and fantasy mostly
Operating System: Windows XP
MP3 player of choice: my smartphone...and Windows Media Player
Shell of choice: *error...'shell' does not compute...error...error*
Wallpaper of choice: SL Screenshot of my Reni av
Skin of choice: Um...Reni's? =p *punched...by Reni*
Favourite cartoon character: What do YOU think? ;)
Personal Quote: It all looks so much better in my head.
Interests
Stupid...ear/sinus infection, you can GTHO, ASAP...I'm SO done with you.

Grr.  I've had this stupid thing since March.  Throbbing, itchy, plugged, sometimes painful ears is NOT fun.  And recently...dizzyness.  Constantly, though more pronounced when I'm at my computer, which makes doing anything on the computer, including art/writing, a chore, and I don't want to attempt any gaming in case the dizzyness gets worse.

I've been to the doctor twice for this (and I go back tomorrow too), the antibiotic hasn't worked either time.  Hopefully tomorrow they'll give me something that actually WORKS...I want this GONE my the time my vacations rolls around in June...

Anyway, just had to vent a little, and explain why I haven't been arting...(As if anybody even cares).

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As always, other not-so-new news:

my novel from two years worth of NaNoWriMo is still only half written. *sigh*  It is fighting me every step of the way, but if I could just finish it, I might be able to actually bring in some money...assuming it ever gets noticed, which, considering my current level of non-entity-ness is not likely. *sigh* :|

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Also, I came up with a tentative commission price list...but I kind of feel it is inadequate for my skills/amount of time I spend on my art.  But if I price too high, nobody will buy from me.  So I'm still not ready to take them yet.  But I will have to start doing something soon, as I am running out of money.  So, if anybody has any advice as to setting up commisions, it would be appreciated.
Come read my Sonic fanfic, A Sense of Serenity...Here: www.fanfiction.net/s/2281527/1…

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Comming soon:

Dream-based Comic short w/ Reni (2 pages)[

Status: Final drawings started.

35 Essential expressions Meme: Reni

Status: Digital inking in progress...9 more to go.

More Critter pics

Status:

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Clubs I'm in (groups are at the bottom of my page...these are the clubs don't show up in that list):

:iconmofoers: :iconredwall-club: :icontposa: :iconthehedgehogclub: asexual-pride

Inactive clubs, but I'm still in them, technically:

:icontehmanicmaniacs: :iconfur-for-all: :iconpassionatelypurple: :iconcustomlpvalley: :iconunderground-love: :iconsonic-cartoons-club: :iconaosth-fans: :iconmanicteam: :iconcrittersclub: :iconcreature-creators: :icontomboysrule: :iconsonsalloverclub: :iconmylittleponyfans: :iconthehyenaclan:

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One thing...I don't do chain...game...thingys. So if somebody posts on my page with one, just be aware that I won't continue it. And I only do art-memes if I feel like it.

EDIT: Except for this one. This actually looks like fun. for the full rules go here: runeechan.deviantart.com/journ…

THE LIST:
1. Introduction -- violetwhirlwind.deviantart.com…
2. Love -- violetwhirlwind.deviantart.com…
3. Light
4. Dark
5. Seeking Solace
6. Break Away -- violetwhirlwind.deviantart.com…
7. Heaven
8. Innocence
9. Drive
10. Breathe Again
11. Memory
12. Insanity
13. Misfortune
14. Smile
15. Silence
16. Questioning
17. Blood
18. Rainbow
19. Gray
20. Fortitude
21. Vacation
22. Mother Nature
23. Cat -- violetwhirlwind.deviantart.com…
24. No Time
25. Trouble Lurking
26. Tears
27. Foreign
28. Sorrow
29. Happiness
30. Under the Rain
31. Flowers
32. Night
33. Expectations
34. Stars
35. Hold My Hand
36. Precious Treasure
37. Eyes
38. Abandoned
39. Dreams
40. Rated
41. Teamwork
42. Standing Still
43. Dying
44. Two Roads
45. Illusion
46. Family
47. Creation
48. Childhood
49. Stripes
50. Breaking the Rules
51. Sport
52. Deep in Thought
53. Keeping a Secret
54. Tower
55. Waiting
56. Danger Ahead
57. Sacrifice
58. Kick in the Head
59. No Way Out
60. Rejection
61. Fairy Tale
62. Magic
63. Do Not Disturb
64. Multitasking
65. Horror
66. Traps
67. Playing the Melody
68. Hero
69. Annoyance
70. 67%
71. Obsession
72. Mischief Managed
73. I Can't
74. Are You Challenging Me? -- violetwhirlwind.deviantart.com…
75. Mirror
76. Broken Pieces
77. Test
78. Drink
79. Starvation
80. Words
81. Pen and Paper
82. Can You Hear Me?
83. Heal
84. Out Cold
85. Spiral
86. Seeing Red
87. Food
88. Pain
89. Through the Fire
90. Triangle
91. Drowning
92. All That I Have
93. Give Up
94. Last Hope
95. Advertisement
96. In the Storm
97. Safety First
98. Puzzle
99. Solitude
100. Relaxation

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Lyra-lions Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the watch! :hug:
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Rinjapine Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Thanks for the watch! 8D
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VioletWhirlwind Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem.  meant to do it earlier, but never got around to it. XD;
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Thank you very much for the watch!
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Thanks for the :+devwatch:. :D
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thanks for the watch !
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ZacAvalanche Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student General Artist

Hey, thanks so much for the :llama:!  Nice page! :D

I hope you'll watch my page! :la:

 

On a side note, I just launched the official website for my web-comic LIFE WITH SUPERHEROES!

I hope you'll check it out!  And don't forget to subscribe!

 

Also, "Like" Life with Superheroes on facebook!

 

Thanks again! :hug: 

Zac
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Thanks for the watch !
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Happy Birthday!
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VioletWhirlwind Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks. :D
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