There are several monster species that have overcome the “monsters=bad” stereotype and have a generally good reputation in the mythical community and don’t have much problem finding work. Harpies are one of these species. Other humanoid species like gorgons tend to be feared, but can make it work. Non-humanoid monsters, on the other hand, generally have a hard time at it. There are a couple manticores living in the Liverpool Avalon who eke out an existence through busking/begging. In order to help their image, many manticores will amputate or otherwise make their deadly tails safe.
It looks like this Manticore has had his tail spines surgically removed.
I hope Michelle can craft Medallions for Statler and Waldorf, and any other Manticores in the LA
THAT IS TERRIBLE!!
What about gremlins. Are they real in skindeep? I really hope so because I love those little buggers.
And heres an old question for everyone who is the ultimate superhero for skindeep charaters? One super person.
Abby once commented that male harpies do exist but are super rare. What is the male-female ratio of the species?
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So…they have to mutilate themselves just to be able to attempt to BUSK for a LIVING? :(
People are terrible to each other, no matter the shape…
To be fair, there aren’t that many jobs that can be done without opposable thumbs, or you know, hands.
Actually, I can easily see a modified console for, say, a Manticore to work doing telephone tech support, telemarketing, etc etc.
There is one job that manticors can do. One word wrestling. Yep that’s right wrestling and guess which race would face them. Nimean lion’s.
Congratulations. You have put the mental image of a lion doing a swaton bomb on a manticore into my head.
I don’t know what that is but OK.
I meant to say Swanton bomb. it’s when someone jumps off the top rope, does a 180 degree flip, and lands on their back on someone.
I’m pretty sure they would rather busk then be telemarketers.
You’re presuming that human faced Manticores ordinarily speak in a human language.
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I think that they could pull off a security shift or two.They could also start a courier service within the Avalon, “Yes Ma’am, I’ll get this package to your husband who should be at the elder hall right now. That will be two dollars, please.”
That’s such a sad image! From the scars on his tail to his visible rib cage.
Are hydras a part of the Skin Deep universe?
Unicorns are extinct, but haetae (a type of unicorn. Is not). Does that mean that Qu’rin and alicorn or other unicorn “types” are still valid species?
You think it would be beneath them to (if available) work on a secluded farm as manual labor? And by that I mean plow the earth?
Hello, just a thought, but could any of the large quadrupeds maybe have a job as a currier or taxi service? It doesn’t look like vehicles are very common in Avalons, so a carriage taxi might be an employment opportunity for a sad begging manticore.
Only Kory knows if the demand would be enough to eke out a living, but some of the smaller, flightless, medallion-less, non-shapshifting, folk might appreciate a fluffy taxi service to get around easier.
Also… that looks really painful. :/