So feeling that I need something to call my own in the blogging world I descided to create a site mascot. Site mascots in themselves aren’t that rare in and around the anime blogging community but I’ve noticed that over half of them aren’t original characters and are instead anime characters from either popular anime or really obscure anime. Now I am a big fan of bloggers using a characrter as an identity and it really helps me remember who is who especially in the beginning.
Here is a few example of a few mascot characters being used around the web that I know about. It is a bit of a shameless shout out but who cares.
Kyubey and Homura – Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Mystia Lorelei – Touhou
Tooru – A-Channel
Lelouch Lamperouge – Code Geass
You all know who you are.
I recommend anyone who is blogging or posting a lot on blogs to try using one character as an identity. It is a simple way for people to identify you from the legions of users online. Sure you can mix it up from time to time but don’t do that too often. The added perk is that it can subconsiously tell someone your personallity and interests. For example someone with Naruto as an avatar would be treated differently to someone with say Light Yagami or Lelouch Lamperouge as an avatar.
I myself am, and still will be using Tiger from Tiger & Bunny as a mascot but now he has a partner in crime and that partner is Cassie an original character I have created. She is a character from a novel I am writing currently which is about 1/3 finished. Give me 6 months and i’ll be finished.
I surfed around Deviant art for the better part of a week and learned a few life lessons as well as discovering some talented artists which I commissioned for artwork.
On the plus side of my expedition into the artistic corners of the internet I discovered some great artists which weren’t accepting commissions. I then looked a little hard and discovered some even better artists which were accepting commissions and were friendly and easy to deal with. So below is some of the artwork I commissioned please respect the artists work and copyright etc etc.
The artist of this piece and the site banner is BokuRac. Check out BokuRac’s page.
The artist of this piece is Ririkuto. Check out Ririkuto’s page
The artist of this piece is Yunare. Check out Yunare’s page.
So that pretty much ends the introduction of Cassie and the first round of artwork. There should be another round of artwork in about a week or two depending on how quickly the artists can finish. For all the Cassie pictures and details just check out the site mascot page.
Anyone curious about the novel should send me an email at Acerailgun [at] gmail [dot] com or leave a comment below. I am more then happy to let people read it and you could learn some more about the mascot too.