kids!AU where Ray and Gavin play pretend as X-Ray and Vav and Gavin falls a lot because he’s clumsy as heck so he has bandaids all over his legs and they make Michael dress up as the damsel in distress
this idea has been in my head for the longest time but I was too lazy to finish the sketches eheh u v u;;
“The night I was cast, I went out and bought The Empire Strikes Back and Jaws. My goals were to get a voice as sinister as Darth Vader and the menacing physicality of the shark. It’s so easy to take these big beasts – these ferocious characters – and cook them at ten the whole time. But I wanted to have this circling, steady presence that would suddenly attack randomly. Peter allowed me to make a lot of adjustments. Being a Maori, in the scene where I’m beating up Thorin, I rocked back on my warg, raised my eyes up and did this look that in the Maori world is called ‘pukana’. You show the enemy the whites of your eyes. It just happened instinctively and at the end of the take I said, “Peter, I think I pukana-ed!” I didn’t think he’d use it, but sure enough, when I went down to the premiere with a bunch of Maori friends, there it was.”
Cleaned up some images of James to make a sorta on-the-fly reference. The colors are somewhat tentative, but I like them!
When James drops his human form he starts losing cohesion with his skin and other squishy meat parts of the body. He can keep himself mostly together, but his true shape is goopy nightmare that shows through in occasionally melty skin and muscle. He’s pretty…drippy and drooly. His bones are solid in his human shape and don’t shift/break down as quickly as the rest of him, so his skeletal structure remains similar and sturdy, though there’s an immediate (and painful) increase of bone mass.
He copes all with this by only having tile floors in the apartment (easy mopping!) and buying XXXXL jeans in case he accidentally hulks out and annihilates his clothes.