A part of Flare didn't understand how far the idea of Pethian community reached. Especially where he remained relatively reclusive in his garden, tending and working with his own area. Unless he needed supplies. Or wanted to take Pak back to the ...breeding center. Somehow, word manages to carry, even to a hermit like the ssashirk. A bit tired and bored of stacking (and dropping) rocks in a design of a wall, Flare chose to stretch his limbs and get out of the greenery. His sunhat perched on his head. "You there!" someone called to him, someone who did not sound like the warden. Flare paused in midhobble, looking about. "Yes, you! Lizard!" '[Not a lizard]' Flare griped inwardly. He looked to his left, towards one of the larger gardening plots. "Ssashirk" he points to himself. "Yes yes, can you help me? There's something in it for you." The fire colored drake tilts his head. "Catching bugs." the stranger speaks slowly, like talking to a child. 1 18.20
The stranger repeats the phrase. "C-a-t-c-h-i-n-g b-u-g-s." Flare previously met foreigners at home, who were very highly thinking of their own intelligence and believing humanoids (or ssashirk) were stupid. He wasn't stupid, and didn't appreciate the gesture. "Worth your trouble!" Ash gray eyes narrowed. "Very simple! Get rid of the bugs in my garden, and you get something in return!" [Make it worth my time.] Flare remarked in his native language, leaning on his crutch and crossing his arms with a reptillian scowl. [All I want is to get out of the garden for today.] The gardener blinked, utterly flummoxed by the foreigners voice. "Just go catch some bugs. Get them out of my plot and out of this area. Keep your toes out of my prize crops, just do the job." The gardener finally walked away. Leaving Flare on the path, with naught but haughty instructions. How rude. In the meantime, the day just started to stretch on longer and longer. So very much longer, and just for a simple thiing. 2 19.20
Unwilling, but at the same time, it was more then just clearing brush. Most of the brush 'was' cleared. Mostly pulling weeds and preparing land. Not easy to do with one bum leg, thats for sure. Flare remembered briefly that Jak from the Pachee place had a bad leg too. Didn't she say she gardened? Hmm. This fence could barely keep out a short legged deer; this was rediculous. Flare barely had to clamber. Grumbling to himself, he stooped to examine the growing crops. Most of these he had a decent recognition of; edible crops. Beans (blech), root veg, and various others. But around the heart of the new leaves, caterpillars. Happily chewing away and doing their thing of devestating the garden if left alone. 'Just get a bird' Flare thought to himself. Birds loved bugs, and saved the issue of doing your own pest control yourself. He briefly considered looking into a bird for himself for his own area... Hm 3 20.20 lv28
That rude gardener should consider themselves lucky; for Flare did at least know his way about confonting garden pests. In his short time here in New Pethia, his sharp tipped claws served well for tweezer substitution (tweezers are a pair of thin metal strips fused together to pinch and hold small items, like a leaf or a bug). Larvae were easily enough found. One sort he had discovered previously had been a spittlebug, a tiny beetle that hid beneath a layer of spittle under a leaf or on a stem. A few sprays of alcohol (not the drinking kind) defused the spittle and spooked the beetle into moving. A pinch and he’d have it. Usually they were crushed and discarded. Only once he had gone to the trouble of flicking the unfortunate insect into a pile of green cuttings from spiffing a plant or two. Before being here, alcohol was only for drinking. This one did not taste good for drinking to the ssashirk sense of taste. 4 1.20
The heart of the matter dwelled on getting rid of the pests without causing any sort of harm to these plants. Flare did not want to explain the claw marks on any sort of vegetation that occasionally hindered. Tweezer claws be damned. As he crouched onto the ground, Flare laid aside his crutch. Down on his knees, he had more modbility then on two feet. A spiral pattern before the ssashirk caught his eye. A snail. pest. He crushed it with the heel of one hand. The shell broke easily, the snail now mush on the soil. Or mulch. Did this person mulch their crops? As he crawled about, Flare worked to crush every snail and slug he came across. Occasionally finding a caterpillar or a few cocoons. The cocoons could be harvested... somehow and moved. Did he... no. All he had was his claws and the sunhat. Not a way to move cocoons. Crushing it was. -squish- Very unpleasant. 5 2.20
Zenjesi: Hey Silv - how do you pronounce Kodakai?
Nov 17, 2023 18:23:56 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Not to mention the baby mosca with wolf skin from Elvye and the sparkling owl of Xentus. <3
Nov 14, 2023 10:27:52 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: I like the Donnor one not just with looks FF, but the description, funny as heck.
Nov 14, 2023 10:26:27 GMT -6
Zenjesi: yours both made me laugh, FF! They're very expressive
Nov 13, 2023 21:57:46 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: Woooow Twilight, I love that witch drawing!!! :0 It's so pretty! And Zenjesi I think Spectral is my favorite out of yours lol. Just looks happy to be included. and silver now i wanna know which pets youd pick for the other legendary beasts. XD
Nov 13, 2023 21:37:45 GMT -6
Silver: Ah I'm so glad you guys enjoyed it! I love everyone's drawings they're all so cute. ;o;
Nov 13, 2023 17:31:37 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: I like that one as well yeah, loved the old nootnoot image from quest prizes, so that one went perfectly with that particular costume being based around it. X3
Nov 13, 2023 15:23:13 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: The jewelry on tail or at the head definitely tends to be their most recognizable feature for a Mosca, and sadly their pharaoh chin piece as well. XD
Nov 13, 2023 15:21:07 GMT -6
Zenjesi: Your peanut costume is hilarious and adorable too!
Nov 13, 2023 15:14:29 GMT -6
Zenjesi: Yes you're correct! I guess I did a decent enough job with the drawing!
Nov 13, 2023 15:05:27 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: It still looks good on Synkka. She is a shaman Mosca I'm guessing? Its mostly the tail that makes me think of it.
Nov 13, 2023 15:00:42 GMT -6
Zenjesi: I definitely like Spectral's the most too! I sort of cheated by drawing Synkka with a cloak because I do not know how to draw feathered wings, haha ^^'
Nov 13, 2023 13:45:15 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Which one do you like the most out of the three you made?
Nov 13, 2023 12:09:48 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Thanks for that compliment! Though I know with the water it doesn't look entirely great, I love the latter one I made the most.
Nov 13, 2023 12:09:30 GMT -6