holy-terror · 2 days ago
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barry-j-blupjeans · a day ago
21. “Sometimes, being a complete nerd comes in handy.” and blupjeans? :)
21. “Sometimes, being a complete nerd comes in handy.”
"You ever notice how like... you really wanna be around the Light?"
Barry squinted into the dark of his room, seeing the vague outline of Lup sitting at the foot of his bed. He had woken up when she opened the door. Barry rubbed his eyes and fumbled to turn on the lamp next to his bed. When light flooded the room, he could see Lup more clearly. She was still in her pajamas. Granted, Barry was also still in his pajamas seeing as it was...
"What time is it?" Barry asked, reaching for his glasses. The room got a little clearer when he slipped them on.
"Three-ish?" Lup said. "But have you noticed?"
"Noticed what?"
"That the Light is like-" Lup made a motion with her hands that meant nothing to Barry. "It wants to be wanted."
"Uhm," Barry said. He pushed himself into a sitting position, thinking. God, it was too early to have to think. "Maybe?"
"Like- ugh, okay. Listen. I was trying to sleep, right? Siad good night, did all my night things and went to bed. But then I was like "hey I could just go hang out with the Light right now". So I got up to go do that. But instead, I'm here 'cus I don't know if that's a good thing to do or...?"
"Should I come to sit with you?" Barry asked, still not quite grasping the situation. Light. Lup. Something something, sitting in the lab. "I'm having trouble understanding what's going on, sorry."
"I need you to come sit with me in case the Light eats me or something," Lup said.
"I don't think it's gonna eat you, Lup," Barry said, but he pulled his covers back anyway. He yawned and rubbed his eyes again. "Why- can I ask why you want me and not Taako? Or Lucetria or someone?"
"Sometimes, being a complete nerd comes in handy," Lup said. Barry decided to take that as a compliment. "At least if it vores me or whatever-"
"I don't think that's the right word for that-"
"Then you can science something out," Lup finished.
"I wanna make some coffee first," Barry said, shuffling over to the door. Lup jumped off the bed to follow behind him. "If we're gonna do some shit with the Light, I'd at least like to blame it on caffeine."
"Oh, don't worry," Lup said. "I've already made a whole pot."
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penbattles · 3 months ago
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herbgerblin · a month ago
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ID: A short comic of Lup and Barry, an elven woman and human man respectively. Lup has curly, blonde hair and tan skin, and a slight build. Barry has pale skin, greying brown hair, a chubby build, and glasses. They are both wearing lab coats over everyday clothes. In the first image, Lup is holding a clipboard as she hums at Barry. He looks back at her with curiosity. In the second image, Lup leans forward and plants a kiss on Barry's cheek, surprising him. The third image shows Lup jotting something down on her clipboard gleefully, while remarking, "interesting!" Barry laughs as his face turns scarlet. The fourth image shows a "Barry blush meter" that measures the redness of blush intensity. There are little emoji faces that progressively get more and more intense. Besides the meter is a chibi drawing of lup and Barry holding hands. A caption below them reads, "Notes: the subject appeared to show consistent bold red hues as before." End ID.
Important research! | Based off of this very cute post
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fitzrains · a month ago
absolutely unreal and upsetting that funnyman griffin mcelroy took a throw-away npc with a stupid name and a bad roll from merle trying to pick up an umbrella and turned it into the most beautiful love story in any piece of fiction ever
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anistarrose · 4 months ago
more pre-romantic Blupjeans where the initial dynamic is “you’re literally the weirdest person I’ve ever met wtf I want to study you with scientific precision” but then they slowly realize they’re compatible types of weird and start to fall in love
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ccomilk · a month ago
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[ID: A drawing of Barry Bluejeans hugging Lup Taaco from behind. Barry is a middle-aged white man with a mullet, white shirt and blue jeans. Lup is a brown elf with curly dark pigtails, and is wearing a red shirt and white skirt. They are both very happy, and Lup has a bracelet with the trans flag colours. End ID.]
here's a commission I did for @/foggybear42 on instagram ^^ barry and lup,,, they're in love your honour,,
also!! commissions are now open!!
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marina-does-things · a year ago
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finished yet another Balance relisten today, and fell in love with Lup all over again
[id: Illustration of Lup and Barry from The Adventure Zone. Lup is a dark skinned female elf in her spectral lich form, she's wearing a red robe, and her hair is bright orange, it looks like a flame, with sparks flying around it, her eyes are the same color, and there's a golden skull painted on her face. Barry is a chubby white man in glasses, wearing a black jacket, white shirt and blue jeans. in the top panel they stand next to each other, and Lup says "hear that, babe?" in the middle panel her hands catch fire, and the bottom one depicts a close-up of her face, her canines are golden, she's wearing a gold septum ring and several earrings. she smiles and says "we're legends". /end id]
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yaboi-julien · 18 days ago
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(Based on this post by @questbedhead)
Full image description below cut!
Image Description: A long form comic including three pages, all set in a dingy necromancy store and illustrated in a cartoony, fully-colored and shaded style.
In the first panel, a hooded figure sits behind a desk with his back to us.
In the second panel, we see part of his face which has a big sly smile on it as he looks over his shoulder. Behind him, a door opens with the ring of a small silver bell.
In the next panel he spins around in his chair and says: “Welcome to Blood-Bath and beyond, your home for necromantic wares! Anything I can help you find--”
Next: “...Today?” he finishes, seemingly dumbfounded. In the middle of the frame are three new people. Barry Bluejeans is in the middle, he is a white middle aged chubby man with brown and grey hair, stubble, and wearing a white shirt, brown coat and glasses. To the left is Taako, a dark skinned elf with straight choppy dark brown hair died lavender at the bottom, wearing a large purple wizards hat, a purple cape with gold stars, a frilled shirt and high-wasted pants. To the right is Lup, a dark skin elven woman with a face identical to Taako’s but with longer curly dark brown hair died red at the tips, and wearing a wine red wide-brimmed hat and wine red dress. The twins each are resting an arm on one of Barry’s shoulders, framing him.
In the next frame, Barry has a finger resting on his chin as he says “Uh... yes, I’m looking for a spell book with level 12 or higher spells.”
Next is a close-up of the shopkeeper’s eye, squinting forwards with a thought bubble that says: “Level 12?”
Next is the same close-up of the shopkeeper’s eye, only this time it is wide and looking up past Barry.
Next is a frame of just Taako and Lup, with Barry just slightly out of frame. Taako covers his hand as if to whisper something to Lup as they both look judgmentally in the direction of the shopkeeper. A speech bubble comes from offscreen as the shopkeeper says “Right away, sir.”
Starting the second page is a frame of the shopkeeper dropping a large book onto the table in front of him. The book looks to be stitched together from skin, with a large green eye-shaped jewel on the front cover and small fangs on the spine.
Next, Barry has picked up the book and is looking at it with a smile of curiosity as he says “Oh, neat!” The twins both peer over his shoulder as the shopkeeper looks at the three startled.
Next is a close up of Barry’s hand sliding a collection of very different looking coins across the table, including some golden hoops, a silver perforated coin with a dragon emblem, a pale blue coin, a canadian loonie, and a thin gold bar with line markings on it (it’s not a loss easter egg don’t worry about it)
The next panel is shot from over the shopkeeper’s shoulder. Barry excitedly shows an interested but calm Lup something in the book as Taako rolls a bunch of teeth around in one hand, bored. The shopkeeper thinks: “Who is this guy?!”
Next is a panel showing half of the shopkeeper’s face, the border of the panel cutting him off vertically as he stares forwards intently.
The next panel is exactly the same, except he has narrowed his eye, the pupil now glowing, as the words “true sight” are spelled above him
In the next panel, Barry is shot from the neck up, looking excitedly at something offscreen.
Next is the form of Barry’s red robe litch form, shot from the exact same position as the previous panel. He glows a faint red, the inside of his hood empty and black save for two glowing white eyes.
Starting the next page the shopkeeper recoils in surprise, his thought bubble reading: “A litch!” In the foreground, Barry and the twins are starting to leave, Taako dropping the coins Barry had paid for the book with into a small bag.
Next the shopkeeper lunges forwards with urgency, shouting “WAIT!”
Next, “Who are you?!” he shouts at the trio. Barry is looking over his shoulder at the shopkeeper, and Lup had put her arm over his shoulder.
Next is a very close shot of the bottom of Barry’s face, his mouth in a null position.
Next is the same close up shot of the bottom of Barry’s face, only this time he has a large sly smile on his face.
Next is a medium shot of Barry, he has a big gentle smile on his face, his eyes closed and one hand up in a polite wave as he says “Name’s Barry Bluejeans!”
In the final panel, the shopkeeper lays passed out over his desk, a small cartoon of a round ghost floating away from his body as the door in the back of the room closes. A small creature sits on his desk, eating the chocolate gelt which had been swapped out for the real coins.
End Image Description.
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masqueradingmoon · 11 months ago
i just remembered lup and barry. hold on a minute. hold on. im gonna need a minute. hold on. h
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homoquartz · 5 months ago
lup and barry don't verbally spar like taako and kravitz because all love to barry it would not be a fair fight
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asimovsideburns · a year ago
Barry: when I was younger, an elf stole my family name :(
Lup Bluejeans: stop telling people that I stole your name! we’re married! you gave it to me fair and square!
Barry: yeah I just like hearing you say we’re married :)
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barry-j-blupjeans · a month ago
When Barry is twenty-two, he picks up a heart-shaped locket in a thrift store and decides to buy it for his mom. The only issue is that he can't see the get the damn thing open. He tries, quite literally, everything he can think of. He tries messing with the catch, tries soaking it in hot water to get it easier to open, tries getting a pair of tweezers between the front and back, but it won't budge. For all intents and purposes, the locket is stuck shut and will remain so.
Barry... doesn't give it to his mom. It would feel kind of disingenuous if he can't even put a picture inside it. But he doesn't take it back either. He meant to, for sure, but instead, it sits in the second cup holder of his car for years until he finally has someone riding with him and they try to put their cup down. Then, it stays in his pocket.
Barry is fifty-two and the locket is now a keepsake, a good luck charm, a fidget toy, whatever he needs. He wears it around his neck unless he's in the lab, then he puts it in his pocket. Years ago, when his mom had died, he had held onto it until he couldn't feel his hands anymore and it had left a heart-shaped imprint on his skin. It means something now, even if he can't open it.
He doesn't want to open it anymore. At least, he didn't think he did.
Barry is fifty-two and a half when he's sitting on the steps leading up to the lab, head in his hands. His car had broken down on the way over here and he really didn't have the means to fix it anymore, which meant he was either going to have to ride the bus (a bad idea, seeing as the nearest bus stop was two and a half miles away and Barry's body already had aches and pains) or find someone to carpool with.
Barry is fifty-two and a half when someone comes to sit next to him on the steps.
"Hey," she says. Barry looks up and is confronted with perhaps the most beautiful woman he has ever seen in his life. "I like your locket."
"Oh, uhm, this?" Barry holds the locket up by the chain. He had been messing with it because that's what he does when he's nervous now. "Thanks, but it's not much."
"Where'd you get it?" she asks. The locket glints a little in the morning light.
"A thrift store that, heh, that they tore down years ago. Sorry to disappoint."
"It's cool," she says. "Does it have a picture inside of it?"
"Maybe?" Barry says, scratching the back of his head. "I don't really know, I've never been able to open it."
"Want me to take a stab at it?" she asks. Barry would usually say no here. After the first dozen people had asked him that, he started to get a little worn out of the question. Really, he has no reason to trust that this woman would be any different. Or that she wouldn't just run off with it. But...
"Sure," he says, handing it to her.
Barry is fifty-two and a half when the woman takes the locket from him and rubs her thumb over the top of it gently. There's a very, very small click! and she pops it open.
"How- how in the world did you do that?" Barry asks, amazed. The woman presses her thumb to the picture inside, smiling affectionately. When she passes it back over to him, she says,
"It used to belong to my husband."
The picture inside is definitely her, at least on one side of the locket. On the other side, there's room for a second photo. It's in black and white, but the faces that look up at him are very familiar. The woman, on the left, with her hair pinned back. She has her arm around a man and they're both smiling like there was no one in the world they could love more than each other.
But Barry's hands are shaking. Because the man next to the woman isn't just anybody.
It's him.
"I think we have a lot of catching up to do," the woman says.
"Who are you?" Barry breathes, clutching the locket to his chest.
"Lup," she says with a smile that sends Barry's heart over the moon, even if his head has no idea what's happening. She offers her hand and Barry takes it, breathless. "I was beginning to think I missed you this time around, babe."
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penbattles · a month ago
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herbgerblin · 11 months ago
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[ID: First image is of Lup, an elven woman, standing at the top of a staircase. She has blonde, curly hair styled like a hollywoods starlet, tan, freckled skin, and a slight build. She is wearing an extravagent red robe with ruffles and a rhinestone clasp, and big flashy earrings. She dabs her eyes with a handkechief as she says, “I’m very sorry to have gathered you all here on the cusp of the passing of my dear, dear billionare husband. But I am at a loss and have no other oprtion for how to proceed. For all his brilliance and many streams of passive income, my darling Barold has left me with almost nothing-” 
The following image shows her standing on the staircase of a decadent mansion. She goes on, “-Save this gorgeous ten bedroom mansion, three yachts, a handfull of jewels, and a lamborghini. But that’s hardly enough to live off of! There is, of course, the estate’s trust fund.” She turns away. “ But that cannot be granted unti the mysterious nature of my husband’s untimely departure can be determined!” The crowd of guests in front of her all simultaineously think, “She definitely did it.”
The third image shows the rest of the ipre in clue-style fashion giving their own accounts. Taako, as chef, states, “Those idiots were lovesick for each other, no way my sister did it. Magnus, as security, says, “No one has left the property in the last 48 hours.” Merle, as gardener says, “Yeah, you could say some of the plants we have around here aren’t exactly “legal.” Davenport, as benefactor, states, “Barry was known to go on many risky expiditions in the name of science.” And Lucretia, as accountant, says, “The Taaco-Bluejeans finances were solid. I’ve triple checked.” In the panel below, a pair of indescript people search the hallways for clues. On person asks, do you really think the wife did it?” The other person replies, “I’m 98% percent sure. There’s just too much compounding evidence.” In the followins panel, a blue spectre appears in the backgound and yells,” Avenge me!” The first person screams and the second person shouts,” Holy shit a ghost!” 
The fourth image shows two more indescript people standing in front of the doorway of a walk-in pantry. The person in the background asks, “Why are you looking in there?” The person in the foreground replies, “I watch a lot of murder mystery shows. And no one ever checks the pantry for possible...evidence.” In the last panel, Barry and Lup, still in costume. stare which matching deer-in headlight expressions after being caught obviously mid-making out. End ID]
based on the original post by @anistarrose. The bit is just very funny
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fanonical · 10 months ago
people r so weird about trans female characters in fandom. like take The Adventure Zone: Balance for example. canon couple, Barry and Lup; neither of them ever display any interest in anybody but each other, and yet almost the entire fandom headcanons them as bi because
(a) for some reason they have a problem with caring about straight trans women, we have to be interested in women for the fandom to recognise our love as powerful, romantic, radical etc
(b) a man in a relationship with a trans woman just can't be straight, can he? he HAS to be bisexual, doesn't he? [/s] like do y'all not see how absurdly transphobic this shit is.
trans women r allowed to be straight, and so are their partners. that's not less "radical" or "progressive" and it's certainly not less representation.
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thekingkez · 4 months ago
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my @thecandlenightszone gift for @blueoceanarts!! An old candlenights photo, feat. mutually stupid pining. I hope you enjoy!!
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transformersweatpants · 5 months ago
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jay-berd · 28 days ago
question for taz fans: when you relisten to balance, which arc do you start at?
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otterty · 5 months ago
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family outing :-)
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