lombaxesdimensionThat sounds very interesting, indeed! Considering that you are going into historic events of the Ratchet and Clank lore here, I wonder if you have any other headcanons for the franchise. What's your favorite one, be it silly, serious, dramatic, funny?
is an Italian artist who has been part of the deviantART community since six years. Her dedication to the Ratchet and Clank Franchise is illustrated by her variety of fanworks, including a webcomic and accompanying fanfiction. Her continuous excitement and enthusiasm for Ratchet and Clank makes her an incredible addition to our fandom. We have had the pleasure of conducting an interview with her on her passions, her connection to Ratchet and Clank, and more.First of all, congratulations on becoming our Member of the Month! How do you feel about being featured?
Thank you very much! It feels great to be featured as member of the month, especially because Ratchet and Clank is my favorite saga and it is an honor to be mentioned in the largest group of R&C series fans, all of the artists in this group create such amazing works every day!I am very glad to hear that. You have been in the Ratchet and Clank fandom for quite some time - do you have any favorite moments from being part of it?
Well, I have had a few happy moments, but if I got to choose...the best of them all is when Gashu-Monsata
created an artwork about Edward, the antagonist/anti-hero of mine and my boyfriend's fanfiction, which I draw a comic about some time ago.
I am translating the whole story to English (I had to interrupt the comic because I don't have too much free time lately). I think he would do it, but he is busy with University right now.
If you want I can give you a little background about his story...Definitely! Tell us a bit about your comic/fanfiction. Are all the characters your OCs? Do you have any favorites?
Alright, let's start from the (kinda) spoiler-free summary of the story:
As you can tell from the title, Ratchet and Clank: After the Nexus wants to be a direct successor to the events narrated in the 2013 game, Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus. It features both old characters and other characters which both of us created, such as Eddie (my favorite, but I think it is quite evident from the art that is on my profile lol), Keith, Dwayne, Phil, Molly and so on. We also wanted to give Ratchet's mother a name, calling her Audrey.
The story starts immediately after the battle with Mr. Eye and the events lead to an incident in which a time warp sends our two heroes in the past, where they live all of the events that led to the Great War. They have to find a way out of the past without interfering with it to avoid changing the present.
Well...the whole part about the past has lots of headcanons. First of all, Alister's past, in which he is described as ruthless and two-faced, creating an alliance with Tachyon while promising loyalty to the Lombax race and exploiting the poor young Eddie to steal secret documents under Percival's request. The story also talks about a court trial which resulted in Alister losing his powers in the Lombax politics and not joining them during the escape from the Imperial troops menace on Fastoon. (Other headcanon: the origin of the Space Pirates, created by Tachyon to gain riches necessary to expand the troops and create an undefeatable army)
Overall I've got to say that most of the headcanons are dramatic.Well, can't say no to a good, suspenseful drama piece. But let's talk a bit more about your OCs - you've mentioned that you have a favorite - Eddie. Do you have any artwork you'd like to show us? How about the other OCs?
This artwork shows Eddie with his Trillium custom armor (he has removed the helmet in his concept). He basically was a great engineer, but later on he became crazy because of his past and his fragile personality. That being said, he also took his time to customize a Pretorian Omniwrench with another "blade" and a shockwave.
Another artwork focusing deeper on Eddie. We described him as a fragile and emotional Lombax, but he always wants to show that he is a tough guy so people can take his crazy attitude seriously. The only one who knows his past is Keith, and that's why they hate so much each other.
Another OC which I really love is Keith (AKA Agent K). He is a secret agent and he has to keep an eye on Eddie because Kaden was suspicious about him. But they knew each other, and the moments which feature both of them are kinda funny. (Yes, we choose to follow the series' style, adding some fun gags in a dramatic context)Those are some interesting OCs with some edgy background story. They would certainly fit into the RAC verse. Speaking of which, who is your favorite canon character?
Obviously Ratchet, because he is a cool character and IMO the coolest character of all time. I seriously never found another character greater than him in videogames, movies or even books.
As a child I had the demo disc of R&C1 and I used to play that a lot with my brother, saying "Let's play "The Cat game"", calling Ratchet "cat" because I did not know his name That is adorable! it's clear that RAC has had a big impact on you. What and who are your biggest inspirations in RAC and beyond?
The thing I love the most about the series is that it's based on sci-fi, so growing up I started knowing other sci-fi sagas like Star Wars, which is my favorite. I also greatly loved the R&C Future series and its story (my favorite part is on Sargasso, when Ratchet watches the old video about the Dimensionator), so that raised my interest in videogames and I started playing more and more discovering other great franchises such as The Last of Us and Uncharted. They may not be sci-fi, but their story is deep and awesome.
The artist which I love the most is oOWhiplashOo
. I started following her since I joined DA, and she is always inspirational for my works, because her style is awesome and original. She definitely deserves to be famous in all of the world. I literally LOVE her art. I also love your art, chinara
, your coloring style is wonderful and your characters are very interesting. Last but not least, Creaturebox, which contributed directly to the R&C saga.Oh, that's so sweet of you! Thank you very much. All right: Here is my last question for you.
RATCHET THE SPACE CAT OR RATCHET THE SPACE RAT?
DEFINITELY SPACE CAT!
I myself own a cat, and cats are AWESOME!This interview was conducted by chinara. RaC-Fans would like to thank Gashu-Monsata for her Member of the Month suggestion.
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