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The Librarian and Bornstellar-Didact by StellarStateLogic The Librarian and Bornstellar-Didact by StellarStateLogic
She clasped my face between her cool hands and looked down into it. “You refused to give Faber what he needed to activate all the Contender-class ancillas. You refused to give him the location of all your Shield Worlds. It is said that the Master Builder executed you on the San’Shyuum quarantine planet. You are now all I have.

“You are all we have.”

— Halo - The Forenunner Saga: Cryptum


I have watched the entire footage of Halo 4 and I don’t give a damn to 343’s Forerunner design. I don’t give a damn to ‘canon’ Librarian’s appearance, either. I’m sticking my Forerunner appearance headcanon based on to Greg Bear’s interpretation of them resembling Tolkein’s elves and I draw what I want. *flips table*
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malovence Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Precious, simply beautiful. 
ChosenbyMantle Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014   General Artist
About 100,000 years ago, the Librarian and the rest of the different-rated Forerunners that resided of the ship known as Audacity stumbled upon a planet that was inhabited by people that they classified as primitive Forerunners. They had a short stature, and aged far more rapidly than the technologically advanced Forerunners who were able to receive mutations. They did have some attributes that their advanced relatives had, such as the black sclera, fine hair, and the classically flat nose that my people possess.
I comprehend your disappointment of the Librarian not ascending to your standards, but many people have to realize that many aliens look different. This may come out as offensive, but HUMANITY IS NOT THE NORM OF THE GALAXY.
I grant you my thanks for reading my comment. If you have a problem trying to decipher what I am saying, reply.
StellarStateLogic Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014   Digital Artist
Bab I have no problem comprehending your message, no worries. Just that I've started writing and building the stories of the forerunners before Halo 4 came out, and extensive researches on canonical information (including Bear's personal view on how he envisioned Forerunners while writing the first 2 books) were done before I began doing the design drawings. I personally am also a roleplayer of the Librarian (and was well-recognized on tumblr when the roleplaying circle was still strong, I'm retired now as most people/major characters have left the roleplay) won't go into headcanon war with you on how human and forerunners should or shouldn't look similar, it'd be a waste of time imo. But I'm glad you come forth to share the idea with me, thanks you a bunch for that. :)
ChosenbyMantle Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014   General Artist
You are welcome,  Librarian roleplayer. 
Sometimes I wonder, did Greg Bear regurgitate for days after seeing the Didact's mutilated face?
StellarStateLogic Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014   Digital Artist
From what I know (based on hints given out from timetable and things), he had to recton his personal settings to cope with 343's request, hence was why Silentium was postponed. I personally was a bit upset by it at first, now it feels relatively ok, though my roleplay still sticks to most of the settings I've made up with. Well, if you can find my roleplay blog, there's a more detailed explanation to what I think, and feel free to start rping with me if you want to, I am totally cool with it. :)
ChosenbyMantle Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014   General Artist
Indeed, I would love to roleplay with you. The content within the stories that are displayed within your blog is wonderful, and the writing is sophisticated, additionally. I already trail behind you on tumblr, so I shall wait. 
StellarStateLogic Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014   Digital Artist
Aww thank you~ we'll plot something out ok. :)
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Explainer Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Actuelly, from what I have read you Greg Bears's is still correct.

You see the Forerunners live for long long periods of time, and lose their natural beauty as they get older. 

So the only reason they look weird is because thats what they look like when their older. So 343 still has a chance to redeem themselves in a way.

Also I love this picture, please keep going.
SCwetsquad Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
She beyond gorgeous. The Didact's a bastard for turning on her.

More dan' nuff said. Am I right?
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