I wanted to try and see if I could rehash Otis now that I have a finalised design down for Ulysses but it looks like I’m going to need some more tries to get it right… Otis is partially human so even though he’s still a blue stickman his bodyshape and internal biology are less alien looking.
Another thing I forgot to mention about Ulysses species…. Their long bones are very flexible, yes, but their limbs still only bend completely (at a 90 degree angle or more) where their joints are. They’re very bouncy and are naturally capable of some form of what’d probably be contortion for humans but like… they can’t fold their bones in half or other crazy stuff like that.
that’s just ulysses’ species specifically though so feel free to make your own spaghetti aliens to your heart’s content and make them do all kinds of crazy things if you like that stuff
Dinky's noodle aliens are hella cute, mk. Po-ification was inevitable.
OH MY GOD that’s adorable!!! Apo you are practically my noodle-anatomy senpai this makes me so happy haha
Doodled up a more complete ref on Ulysses’ alien species because people seem to like him!! And some more info:
Because they largely survive on solar energy their skin is covered in a dense, dark blue pigmentation where cells sensitive to sunlight and capable of absorbing it clump together. The densest areas are on their backs and on the top of their head, where their largely translucent looking ‘hair’ helps trap incoming light and leaves it bouncing around. On average, they are a good 7 feet in height and have a very slender, flexible build. Rather than being dense and sturdy, their long bones consist of interlocking bone cores surrounded by cartilage, making them light and very flexible. Their thin, stilt-like figure also optimizes their surface to volume ratio, given the role their skin cells play as an energy source.
Their species knows only one real ‘sex’, although they do not reproduce asexually. Every member of their species is essentially capable of both producing egg cells before passing them on and carrying them. Differences in appearance between individual members of the species tend to be small, with attraction happening largely through a system of pheromones and imprinting, leading to life-long bonds.
Their planet has less gravity than earth does but a rather hot climate with strong sunlight and a lot of radiation, although with very calm weather patterns that aren’t prone to change. Intellectually and culturally, their society is essentially ‘advanced’, strongly valuing elements like music, art and dance as well as agricultural knowledge, social awareness and politics. Their environment is rather barren when it comes to workable materials, however, so actual scientific and architectural development has been minimal.
he wouldn’t exist unless dinkythings created the idea for his species and his planet and pretty much everything about him
all credit goes to them
Ulysses is supposed to have lamp like eyes that are so big he needs to turn his entire head to look around, a bit like a bird or something… he is like an irl sailor moon character
Ulysses’ planet has less gravity than usual so they’re all very tall, and rather than solid bone their skeleton is largely made out of cartilage with hard cores that interlock making them springy and bendy in certain directions but still providing support. His species are omnivores but like p much all creatures on that planet they survive largely on solar energy and only eat smaller creatures or plants for certain nutrients and cellular material to assist growth and such.
Ulysses is a little overly attached and childish compared to the rest of his species so he’ll usually cling to Salem in one way or another. I can never settle on a design for him so I keep switching things around, don’t mind me