Gnomevember 2021 day 29

Today’s prompt being “Embassy,” which got me thinking about the idea of ambassadorship in general (again), which got me thinking about bringing one’s best self to whatever one is working on. I have a day job in service work in addition to working on “Tock the Gnome” and the commissions I do, and I try to bring the same energy – the same help, the same brightening. Attraction to Faerie, even – to both spaces. Which isn’t easy, but at it’s core, I believe it’s all the same work. Just different tools.

I was talking to a customer there about that recently, which was a welcome reminder. So this is for them ❀

(One more one more!)

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Full prompt list here πŸ„ (Inspired by Qdnox and Hitorikart‘s Orctober lists! Used with permission.)

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Gnomevember 2021 day 23

Today’s prompt being “(T)roll for initiative” – so, taking the definition of ‘initiative’ a little more broadly than who gets to roll first (πŸ’š), I thought about how recent inspirations have helped me take initiative with my own Faerie work. Which means, again, my recent enjoyment of “The Folk of the Air” series by Holly Black – represented here by Aslog, from the most recently published “How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories,” illustrated by Rovina Cai.

(I do not imagine she would react well to Tock handing her a bowl of flowers, no. But don’t worry, Onna’s right off screen ready to help if need be! Though of course, Tock can save her own skin with her wits, first and foremost.)

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Full prompt list here πŸ„ (Inspired by Qdnox and Hitorikart‘s Orctober lists! Used with permission.)

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Gnomevember 2021 day 18

Today’s prompt being “Wealth/Carrying.”

Which got me thinking about leisure moments.

Which got me thinking about how a) such moments, how many of them one gets, would be a measure of wealth indeed for the Gnomes of “Tock the Gnome.”

And b) to have a small book like this, a novel, would not only be dangerous (since recording non-practical information in current Gnomish culture is a big no-no) but also a great symbol of wealth in itself.

(Not that one could flaunt it openly. But still.)

As for “Carrying,” I believe wholeheartedly that Story – tales – carry us ALL through challenging circumstances. So I hope this speaks to that, and I hope you think of your favorite story and send it some love today!

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Full prompt list here πŸ„ (Inspired by Qdnox and Hitorikart‘s Orctober lists! Used with permission.)

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Gnomevember 2021 day 13

Today’s prompt being “Lucky Day” – so, something “Tock the Gnome” again! That’s the royal seal on the top of that missive, which means support from the Crown for this Gnome noble! What do you think it could be?

(And of course, as established before, though endorsement from the Gnomish royal family comes with a certain level of security it pretty much always comes with strings attached.)

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Full prompt list here πŸ„ (Inspired by Qdnox and Hitorikart‘s Orctober lists! Used with permission.)

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Gnomevember 2021 day 11

Today’s prompt being “Favorite Transportation.”

Roller skates are currently gaining in popularity in Gnomish culture. And yes, Tock did have a pair for a while. Her adoptive inventor brother-in-law/mentor made them for her…. and of course, chaos ensued.

Leading Bumble to steal and hide them from her within a week.

(The aforementioned mentor then ended up making those stilts for her to make up for it.)

And if you’re not familiar with “Tock the Gnome” but are curious, you can read more/see more about her here! 🀎

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Full prompt list here πŸ„ (Inspired by Qdnox and Hitorikart‘s Orctober lists! Used with permission.)

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Gnomevember 2021 day 9

Today’s prompt being “Communities” – which, for the Gnomes of “Tock the Gnome,” means a stark class division which is most visibly marked by the quality of one’s clothing. Including the constant wearing of pointed caps, by the wealthy.

Tock has always admired the clothes of the upper class, and – though her family has always gotten by – the idea of that level of financial stability, too. It is likely a large part of why she enjoys stories about Princesses and believes in magic that can do, and provide, the impossible.

A little bit more of her perspective on this can be read here and here πŸ‚πŸ’°πŸ‚

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Full prompt list here πŸ„ (Inspired by Qdnox and Hitorikart‘s Orctober lists! Used with permission.)

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Gnomevember 2021 day 6

Today’s prompt being “Work/Favorite tool.” So (after much deliberation) here’s my Gnomish perception of Persephone, enjoying what I feel must be one of Her favorite abilities – the ability, the magic, to create life from death.

More on “Underseelie” Hades & Persephone here on wordpress or here on deviantART. πŸŒΊπŸ’€πŸŒΊ

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Full prompt list here πŸ„ (Inspired by Qdnox and Hitorikart‘s Orctober lists! Used with permission.)

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Gnomevember 2021 day 5

Today’s prompt being “Hobby/Profession.”

That slash in the middle is a bit of a blurred line for me, definition-wise, so that got me thinking about how Tock (of my comic “Tock the Gnome”) approaches things – she comes at her hobbies with the same passion and enthusiasm as her career. In fact, her bardic yearning for more and more tales is technically a hobby, though it drives the entire main plot.

She also presses flowers in her (rare) calm moments, so among the pages she holds out to us is a coral honeysuckle, which means “the color of my fate” in Victorian flower language (which the Gnomes use too!).

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Full prompt list here πŸ„ (Inspired by Qdnox and Hitorikart‘s Orctober lists! Used with permission.)

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Gnomevember 2021 day 4

Today’s prompt being “Leader/Uniform,” so we have Queen Arella of “Tock the Gnome” backstory in the Gnomish robes of state (which were designed and adopted during her reign).

More on the culture of these Gnomes here.

More backstory from this realm here.

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Full prompt list here πŸ„ (Inspired by Qdnox and Hitorikart‘s Orctober lists! Used with permission.)

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