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Dante Greenman by Doodlebotbop Dante Greenman by Doodlebotbop
Drew up a chracter that developed in my head this morning while I was in bed.

Meet Dante Greenman (So named by his caretaker and later lover who raised a plush patch of moss for the course of a year that eventually developed into this man)

Yeah, so Dante came from some moss. The soft fluffy kind that will grow a carpet over a surface; which is what he did in the sunroom of her apartment. The woman (Rose) took loving care of her plants, though the moss especially. She always spoke to it, would read in that room in the warm sunlight, etc. Around when the moss took up about half the sunroom's floor Rose had a particularly bad day at work or something (sorry if things are vague, this WAS a dream) and laid on the soft moss while weeping.

Out of a desire to help her somehow or do SOMETHING the moss formed a humanoid torso and head(hollow and flimsy with no facial features) but only just barely, no hands, still in the bed of moss up to his elbows. But it was enough to get Rose to stop crying. From then she named him Dante.

But that took a LOT out of his energy reserves so he did not respond to her for several days, but she redoubled her care and probably after a week he was strong enough to manifest again. Over the next year his form became more and more defined. Got more body parts (though still looked like a mannequin covered in moss) and eventually he could separate himself from the moss bed. In time he could even walk from the sunroom into the other parts of the apartment. Other changes followed: eyes, ears, mouth, nose. After he formed lungs and vocal cords he could start actually speaking with her instead of just listening.

And with more time, he became human-looking and strong enough to go out with Rose.

Now how my dream ended was Rose and Dante coming home from a date. Imagine them laughing, she's holding onto his arm and they had a wonderful night.

Then Dante stumbles, Rose tries to catch him but he's solid now and too heavy. She cradles his head and shoulders and asks him what's wrong, but he's fading fast and can't respond. Rose looks up, she needs to get him home! Then cold terror splashes over her like freezing lightning. In the distance she sees a pillar of smoke, her apartment building is on fire.

The sunroom is burning.
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Orenjihime Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i have now seen it! and i still like the story! a lot...like a ridiculous amount...darn you woman you are making me feel feels! *rolls in puddle of tears*
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Doodlebotbop Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha! XD I feel so lucky that my story already is giving people feels!!
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Orenjihime Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
its like it would make a perfect short story to, or one of those comics or animations that just has music and doesnt need words to give the idea or emotion
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Doodlebotbop Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly!

One of the ideas I had was to have no dialogue at all during the whole thing, I feel like it could happen.
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Orenjihime Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it totally could and I will still cry like a silly girl at the end of it! XD like parts of me want to do fanart RIGHT NOW but that would be retarded of me since you havent even done it yet XD *gets bricked*
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Doodlebotbop Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pfff, well I never say 'No' to fanart XD
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Orenjihime Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i know you dont XD
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Doodlebotbop Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm teeerribly selfish like that.
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Javen-Ace Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Ooh! Can't wait to read this story. Good luck with the NaNoWriMo!
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Doodlebotbop Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm already a day behind! XD
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Javen-Ace Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Oh noes! :ohnoes: Get to it, girl! I might do the NaNoWriMo next year. I've always wanted to. Sounds fun!
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Doodlebotbop Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a 15 hour car ride tomorrow, that should help me knock out quite a bit!
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N-I-V-E-K Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
I hope that fire gets put out for poor old Dante!:)
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Doodlebotbop Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well his avatar body dies I think. It was a dream so I'm not 100% sure.
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N-I-V-E-K Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Dreams are a funny thing, aren't they?:)
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Doodlebotbop Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That they are. I have AWESOME ones, but I can't remember them well for the most part. I remember every nightmare I've had in detail though.
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N-I-V-E-K Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
You wanna' hear something weird? I have only experienced one "nightmare" ever. It was a long time ago, and very tame by today's standards. My dreams are rich with color, and are extremely diverse...and most of them are just waaaaay out there! Most of the characters I've created, came to me in a dream at one point or another!:)
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Doodlebotbop Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've only done the one dream character.

My dreams are always in a story of some kind, like I drop into a plot. I've had strange ones, but they all make some measure of sense.
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N-I-V-E-K Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Sounds very interesting!:)
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Doodlebotbop Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
In Dante's case either there was a small bit of moss still alive and Rose was able to regrow him in one or two years and they are reunited. Or she's pregnant, I'm not quite sure which it was though.
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SilmarwenTelrunya Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's such a beautiful character, why must he have such a tragic end.:cries:The story about him is awesome, but why?

Sorry...I'm a sucker for happy endings and can't help but feel sad when stories end sadly. :(
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Doodlebotbop Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I need to do more with him. In my head he'd wear slacks and a white shirt with a dark colored tie. Very professional, like an old time detective X3

I think at the end of the dream there was a hint that maybe some of the moss survived and she could regrow him over another year. Or that Rose is pregnant, one of the two I'm not sure.
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SilmarwenTelrunya Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So you mean it's not a completely tragic ending? That makes me happy.^^
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Doodlebotbop Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll need to draw more from this. It was really cool for a dream, and unlike usual I remembered it pretty well.
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Bug-Off Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can see how he got his name.
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Doodlebotbop Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha, his last one at least yeah :3
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thomastapir Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
This is such a cool story! I've always loved the idea of zoophytes--vegetable lambs, barnacle geese and the like. Do you ever wonder what it means when ideas come to you like this in a daydreaming state? Like, does this reflect something your subconscious is trying to tell you, like a real dream, or is it just a flight of fantasy? Personally I experience both.

Hee, this guy reminds me of the fabled "Green Children" of Woolpit! [link] :)
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Doodlebotbop Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
... probably flight of fantasy, I'm fairly certain I was Rose in my dream.
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Belial-Volta Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Ooo! He looks goooood~ Poor Dante, though! T_T *throws water on the fire* Bad fire!
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Doodlebotbop Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Dante: *blushes a little green*
Rose: *hugs his arm tightly and eyes Wiki* MY mossman.
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Belial-Volta Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Yus, your mossman because you two are perfect! Y'all's story is so sweet! X3
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Doodlebotbop Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Rose: *relaxes slightly*
Dante: *clears throat* Ah, s-so you know of my origins then?
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Belial-Volta Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Yes! It's a great story and the two of you make such a wonderful couple~ X3 Love so strong, nothing can keep the two of you apart... So sweet!
(Egads... I'm turning into a GIRL. XD I haven't coo'd this much about love ... in... forever. XD)
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Doodlebotbop Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, should I be sorry? XD

Both: *blush and look at each other with those dopy happy faces that people in love have*
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Belial-Volta Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
I don't know... XD
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