OCL Round 2: Pinnley vs Tib - Plushies

Posted Mar 15, 2023, 3:10:13 AM UTC

While some less attentive thinkers may believe that offensive capability is the sole expression of strength, we at the Academic Collective are in tune with many angles of power. In this challenge, you and your opponent will each be issued three delicate plush toys. The winner will be the competitor who destroys all of their opponents' plushies while protecting at least one of their own. Protect your plushies from your opponent while destroying theirs. You must depict your character, your opponent, and at least the remnants of at least one plushie.


When Pinnley learned what the second round would entail, he was a bit nervous. This round would test more than just his wits, but his precision and control as well - to avoid hitting his opponent while at the same time trying to destroy plushies which they would be defending, all while defending his own plushies at the same time. Could he rise to the challenge, or would he crumple to the might of his challenger? 


With great dedication, practice, and perhaps a little luck, Pinnley managed to come out on top. It was still a close call though; with only one of his own plushies remining after his fight against Tib. Seeing Tib's expression at the end of the match left Pinnley feeling a bit bad for having had to destroy his plushies. Gathering up the remains of one, he took it upon himself to try to repair it. After some time, he found Tib again to return the plushie - a bit battered, not perfect, but repaired. Perhaps he might even walk out of this league with a new friend or two. 

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  • Mar 23, 2023, 8:12:34 PM UTC
    Can't believe I've not commented on this! But this may be one of my favourite OCL pieces for the story alone! Pinnley needing to destroy to win, and yet still willing to fix and repair what was broken! A beautifully wholesome end, and seeing these two in adventures in Aridin after this has warmed my heart!

    And, obviously, your fire effects are just delightful every time!
    • Apr 8, 2023, 5:13:33 AM UTC
      Ooh my goodness, I am so late replying to this -

      Thank you so much!!!! :'D I had a lot of fun working on this one, I'm so glad that you were able to enjoy it!! <3
  • Mar 19, 2023, 1:20:07 AM UTC
    Pinnley, you have become an expert at using that beautiful fire of yours Big Smile So cool how you depicted the fire and glass in the back, with Tib's plushies being destroyed in frame and Pinnley's other two out of frame!

    (And from the bug-catching adventures I've seen them in, it seems they do become friends, how sweet <3)
    • Mar 20, 2023, 2:22:22 AM UTC
      Thank you thank you! ovo

      They certainly have! Pinnley is super happy, he always loves making new friends!
  • Mar 16, 2023, 1:12:06 AM UTC
    This is so cute aaa! Also that fight has some very nice flow.
  • Mar 15, 2023, 10:53:09 PM UTC
    Ahaha, contrasting this against the other piece from this round, oh Pinnley, you know not the chaos that Tib may have wrought.
    This is adorably and I love Pinnley very much.
    • Mar 17, 2023, 6:34:38 PM UTC
      Even if he did, I don't think he would mind too much! Haha ^^

      Thank you! Big Smile
  • Mar 15, 2023, 12:23:37 PM UTC
    AWWWWW!!! My heart!!! That is so adorable!!!
  • Mar 15, 2023, 10:40:59 AM UTC
    agsahfsaf my heart, so adorable 🥺
  • Mar 15, 2023, 5:32:25 AM UTC
    Said this already but I'll say it again!! I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I'm absolutely in love with all the details and especially the characterizations!!