(Alright this is very ramble-y so sorry about that! It's just a little fic idea I had, and it's not even fully fleshed out. Not sure if I'll ever write it so feel free to use the ideas/build off of them, just give credit!
WARNINGS: image of moth)
Okay so I'm sort of attached to the idea of fae!Tommy? Like, either dsmp, origins, or for another one of my IRL secret identity fanfics.
Like, if it's on origins, then the reason he can't properly fly is maybe because his magic is failing (if we're going with the idea that fae have magical abilities). So the loss of magic means loss of control of wings/ability to fly properly and he ends up just... floating downwards.
And what would happen in dsmp lore if we go by "fae can't lie/refuse to lie" mechanics? There are so many possibilities here so I'm not going to fully unpack it but feel free to do so yourself.
Or, for an IRL fic, does the rest of the world know about fae (and other creatures)? Do humans and creatures coexist, or are there conflicts? Are others (like Tubbo, Wilbur, Phil, Ranboo, etc.) also fae/different creatures? I like the idea of satyr!Tubbo. And how would this affect streaming? Would Tommy be open about being fae or would he keep it secret and pretend to be human?
(I'm gonna put a read-more break because this is long but click it for more IRL ideas and also what I think fae!Tommy would look like)
But what if fae are a huge secret from the world. And what if the others are still creatures too. And they're all keeping it from each other because they can't tell humans and everybody thinks that everyone else is human. That would make either a very angsty or a very comedic fic (or both).
Or, fae and creatures are a huge secret but, out of his streamer friends, Tommy is the only one.
And then! And then what would fae!Tommy look like? Would his wings look sort of like the faery wings in Carnival Row? Like this:
I like the way those wings look but I also like to think he'd have red wings like the cinnabar moth:
In fae form - I figure he'd need to be able to switch between a more human form and his fae form so he can blend in with humans - I like to imagine that his hair glows a bit. His teeth are a little bit sharper. His eyes have no whites, only irises (and the pupil of course). Maybe his eyes glow a bit, too. He'd still be brash and loud (and sweet) but he'd move with a little extra grace and fluidity.
So yeah, those are some ideas for a fae!TommyInnit au. Sorry if it doesn't make any sense. This is pretty much just my unfiltered thoughts on the subject. I wrote it all down in a notebook while I was at work.
I'll leave you with two final ideas:
1. Fae Prince!Tommy - this would also make a cool IRL au because that's double the secrets and there's the streaming layer as well.
2. And finally, what if, instead, he's a changeling?
It had definitely not been his intention to snoop, much less meddle. He got enough of that from his visions, no need to go seeking it out otherwise. However, he couldn’t help but notice the girl had been working on seemingly the same thing since he’d sat a table away, and he was two cups of coffee in.
Grabbing his cane, he stood and made his way over. “Don’t mean to pry, but I could probably give you a hand if you wanted?” Understanding how odd an offer that might be, he pulled out one of his business cards. “Name’s Johnny, and I’m a professional tutor.”
I would hurt you or use you. | you unsettle me. | I dislike you or you annoy me. | I would like to get to know you better. | I pity you. | you confuse me. | I feel indifferent towards you. | I would be friends with you. | I would fight by your side. | I would hug you or hold your hand. | I would kiss you. | I would sleep with you. | I would lie for you. | I would protect you. | I would fall in love with you. | I would kill for you | I respect you. | you are my family. | I don’t know you.
So I'm writing a story about a fae boy and a human and I want to know more about the fae world. So is the faerie court divided into the Seelie and Unseelie only? Can fae communities exist outside of them? Do faeries even have special powers? Also, are books such as Acotar good representations?
Hey! Seelie and Unseelie are generally terms used by humans to divide the fae between good intended and ill intended. I have answered a few asks on this already so I’ll provide the link to one in particular:
Here’s the link
The fae do not have special powers in the sense you may be thinking, they aren’t like superheroes really. They deal with nature and the world around them, and have abilities beyond our understanding. They can curse, compel, glamour, travel through dreams, etc. It’s a little hard to pinpoint what they can do specifically especially when different fae have their own preferences and specialties.
I’ll go ahead and be honest, I don’t know much about the acotar series, but if anyone else has read it they can reply in the comments! :]
Hello there, love your blog! Recently, a faerie I’ve been in contact with managed to get a hold of part of my True Name (even though I never actually gave it to him). Would he still have power over me if he somehow figured out the rest of my name without me telling him? If so, is there anything you recommend I do? Not entirely sure which court he’s from but he gives off Unseelie vibes 😅😬
Hello! Thank you very much!
Once again I’m really sorry for the delay in answering, and I’m curious how this is going now. But I’ll still answer anyways
First, I surely hope you’re being careful and I trust you know what you’re doing! But also please be careful!! Here’s my advice:
One, try to cut off communication with him in a respectful way if you think he has ANY ill intent towards you, meaning don’t go out of your way to talk to him, keep conversations short, and whatnot.
Two, names all have power. Any sort of name whether it’s your first, your last, or a nickname, if the fae have it they’ll know how to use it. However, what gives it less power, is the fact that you didn’t personally give him your name. So he doesn’t *own* it. He may just be able to compel you in certain ways, but I can’t guarantee anything.
If you’re getting Unseelie vibes I’m thinking he’s definitely more mischievous and even partially malicious, but I don’t know. If you think so, seriously try to stop all contact because this is dangerous.