I probably get one message every few days trying to tell me how I’m right or wrong about calling drell anatomy certain parts.. so, here, take this. It’s a little anatomy sheet I made just for you guys.
They have ribbing, and fringe. Not frills. They are not a frilled lizard, or a cobra, they cannot flare out their necks like said animals.
They inflate, like a frog, or a chameleon, and create a hissing noise with air. Their FRINGE is very dense hard cartilage, that doesn’t move, or wiggle around. You don’t see Thane’s wobbling about when he gets punched or if he moves. It’s dense enough to be pierced, too, so the piercings wouldn’t weigh it down or anything.
They aren’t frilled lizards.
I choose to call it fringe, because that’s the correct terminology on those types of lizards. When I look at drell’s fringe, I think of a bearded dragon, and how their cheeks are spikey like that. So, I call it fringe.
I call the spikes on the top of their head spines, because that’s what it’s called on lizards that have spines.
And their ribbing is very similar to the line markings on Chameleons. So hopefully people will stop asking me, or telling me what’s wrong.
You like saying frills and thinking drell are like frilled lizard and can puff out their faces like twice the size just because you think it’s funny or cute or whatever? Fine, but stop telling me I’m WRONG because I DON’T think they can do that.
Now headcanon about the “headstar”.. I could go into various detail about that, but it’s really long and thought out and I really don’t want to type everything I have written down, but basically, it’s just there, or it’s not. Some drell have it, some drell don’t. It makes no difference, but that’s what I call it. It has a social meaning—not really any significance, it’s kind of like a beauty mark, where there’s a myth that it means something depending on how many points it has—see I’m getting into details. IT MEANS NOTHING, IT’S JUST WHAT I CALL IT.
I like this vocab, a lot of thought has gone into it. And I know how you feel about Frill Friday, so how does Fringe Friday sound? I would love a whole day just for Drell.
in regards to the frill/ribbing argument about the drell I keep seeing… aka things I think too much about #13642345234…
…the only thing I can think of is it came from ‘frilled lizard’.
Frills in relation to clothing are the flouncy ruffled kind - and the term ‘ribbed’ if we carry on with clothing similies definitely more resembles the coloured part of a drell’s throat.
But, that said, we’re talking about people here, not clothing. We’re talking about a reptillian species, and frill isn’t only used as a term for clothing. ‘Frill’ in relation to reptiles means, to borrow from wikipedia, “is the popular term for the relatively extensive margin seen on the heads of reptiles with either a bony support such as those present on the skulls of dinosaurs of the suborder Marginocephalia or a cartilaginous one as in the frill-necked lizard.”
Frilled lizards, are, of course, these guys:
Yeah, first guy doesn’t resemble drell all that much, but that second pic, you can definitely see the spikey scaled fringe from the drell on the edge of this guy’s neck frill.
So I don’t know. Perhaps that’s where it came from (I saw people using ‘frill’ far earlier than the frill friday thing started). When I think of the term in relation to drell, I think of the fringe of spikes around the coloured flesh, not that itself, which would more accurately be ribbing.
Frill is also a variety of pigeon. So you know. If you don’t like the term, don’t use it, but I don’t see why it’s causing such a ruckus. it’s just a word, and one that isn’t even that inaccurate.
EDIT totally meant to post this to my main blog but nvm
I’m Commander Shepard and this is my favourite parody on the Citadel lol
I HAD TO PAUSE THE VIDEO AT 0:30 BECAUSE I WAS LAUGHING TOO HARD ALREADY
I’M COMMANDER FUCKING SHEPARD AND THIS IS MY FAVORITE FUCKING PARODY ON THE FUCKING CITADEL
Studly pimp is studly what xD
Don’t worry y’all I still love Garrus
I don’t know but it made me laugh harder than I should have ffffffff;
I lost my shit at “get your Siha on”
HNNNGGGGGGG. Wait, is this Thane? Looks like Kolyat. But whatever, still perfection.
This is Salsai, creamsiclesquid’s drell OC :) animation was work of the talented soullesshusk!
And there you have it ladies and gents! Mystery solved! :D Thanks, Aliencupcake!
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff shit, hold on. Disrobing.
And hey- there goes my pants.