Anonymous asked: still waiting for rook to gallop into the sunset holding asa bridal style
you should know that the likelihood of this happening is high because
1) asa can’t ride for beans
2) rook has incredible upper body strength
redmagus77 asked: I agree, the attitudes are inexcusable. What really irks me though is how often a writer is crucified for writing people who, in the context of such a society and time, could believe able have those ideals. It's the same crowd that demands Huckleberry Finn be banned for its language. I hope I making sense.
A lot of people don’t want to believe that the US could have anything less than a perfect track record, it seems.
I’m glad you are addressing the issue in its historical context
I think that’s the only thing to do.Neither of the protagonists here are especially socially conscious or even likable, and to have them be unusually enlightened about race for their time would be out of character and, more importantly, would draw a proverbial pretty curtain over the experiences of millions of slaves and their descendants.
This is not to excuse them (or anyone else from that time period) for such an attitude, however.
Anonymous asked: Is Rook racist? I mean: he fought wirth the South in the war, his father has slaves... What is his opinion on slavery?
Rook grew up not having an opinion on slavery: it was a part of his life and not something he ever thought to question. Now that it’s over and he’s spent a lot of time away from it, he’s more conflicted, but still definitely racist (sometimes to the point where even Asa will call him out on it).
Not that Asa’s a shining example of an abolitionist, either, but he was raised in a comparatively tolerant environment.
Anonymous asked: oh god, those horse jammies. Now I just want to see Asa and Rook in matching onesies. x.x Maybe with some horrible holiday print. Or a cowboy theme. Maybe a money print for Asa.
one day I will draw this, anon. one day.
42degreesrex asked: so this may be a super weird question but it's late so I'm just going to go for it and regret it in the morning okay ready? okay so horses as a general rule have black skin and if they have white skin it's where they also have a white coat/ markings. Rook is pale as heckie but is a chestnut so does he have a skin colour change around his hip part or do centaurs operate on different rules and he has white skin under his coat? also are his hooves awful I feel like they'd crumbly
He does (like almost all centaurs) have multicoloured skin, and let me tell you, that fucked with him something fierce when he found out (as the son of a slave owner).
Most centaur upholders of slavery and white supremacy simply believe that it doesn’t count because you can’t see their black skin. Out of sight and out of mind, as it were
His hooves aren’t the worst, but they certainly could be better at this point.
mayorhyremmcdaniels asked: Hello dear, big fan, your work is lovely. Just one question I've been pondering awhile. Do centaurs refer to one another with horseish terms? Like Filly or Stallion or Nag? Perhaps as a form of slang?
Thank you!! They do, although ‘nag’ is most often used as a mild insult (‘gelding’ is a more severe one). If a human refers to a centaur as a stallion/mare/colt/filly/etc, though, it’s almost always seen as degrading and unwelcome!
shoujo-goddess asked: will any Native American centaurs make an appearance? and how integrated is Native American society to it's centaur equivalent? I imagine they're pretty integrated with each other, but then there's also the possibility of them being completely isolated form each other considering that you stated before how centaurs like to keep to themselves... just some thoughts i had
The best answer I can give is maybe??? I have no idea, I’ve got just a hazy concept of what the later chapter(s) would be where they could possibly appear, but! there are some tribes that have integrated fully and others that are either all-human or all-centaur, but of course it varies. Sorry that’s not a very specific answer :c