Did a quick doodle for the Infected!AU again, this time of Big Mac and Granny Smith! I’ve been itching to draw the two of them; it’s been quite a while since I last did, and I’m happy with the result. Also the first time I’ve drawn them anthromorphic! :3 Once again, though, don’t mind what he’s holding too much; it isn’t his actual weapon, it’s a farming tool, and the only reason it’s here is just to give him something to hold over his shoulder (like I did with AJ). Could I have done a gun? Yes. Was I too lazy to draw one? Yes. As for the fam pic HERE:
It's mostly to put them all together and partly to show off the height differences. Big Mac’s clockin’ in at about 7ft there.
Anyway, the characters: let’s start with Big Mac. He, like the rest of his family, are the de-facto lead farmers of the settlement (which I’ve started to tentatively call “Sanctuary”) Shining leads. Aside from farming and the occasional outing to hunt, Big Mac is basically a “blacksmith”, if you can call it that. Not in the traditional sense, but in the sense that he’s really handy stallion that can fix and build primarily weapons and tools, given the right supplies. He can kinda work on cars too, but that’s more Caramel’s thing.
In this AU Big Mac still doesn’t talk much, but moreso if that’s at all possible. His usual quips of “eeyup” and “eenope” don’t happen as often, and he opts to answer with his expressions, body language, or huffs of sound (grunts, laughs, snorts, you get it). There’s rumors among the kids that it’s because he remained quiet to avoid getting found by the Infected for so long that he forgot how to speak. Which honestly isn’t too far from the truth: not that he’s forgotten how to speak, but he prefers to listen and watch than to speak. You never know what’s lurking in this world, so Big Mac makes it his own personal job to do a lot of the listening and watching so the others won’t have to be as hyper aware. It’s because of his attentiveness that he barely misses anything; he’s usually the first to catch on to when things aren’t quite like they seem (Mac was the first to realize Twi was bitten but that her bite was actually healing when she returned to the settlement, something the bite wounds shouldn’t actually do if it were a normal infection). His silence makes him all the more intimidating and, as he should, he isn’t quick to trust, but he can still be the gentle giant we know him to be.
Fun notes: the watch he’s wearing belonged to his father, and he’s wearing two lockets: one contains a family photo of him and the Apples, the other contains a photo of him and his spouses, Caramel and Cheerilee.
So now Granny Smith! Whenever I watch MLP and Granny’s featured, despite the way she sometimes move she doesn’t seem like and elder who is fragile or “rickety” as it were. Despite her age, Granny moves like someone half her age, and though she sometimes needs aid moving about with her cane she doesn’t let that stop her from helping as much as she can. The elder mare can often be seen either working the farm, planting or harvesting crops, acting as the settlement chef, sewing and making clothes, tinkering… she’s pretty good at a lot of things, farming and handling a gun specifically. She’s good enough to be one of the teachers for the youngsters in how to properly handle a weapon, anyway, and she can be a mean strategist, what once being in the army in her younger years and all. Even still, Granny remains a steadfast matriarch of the Apple Family and basically is everyone’s grandma in Sanctuary; special treats, sneaks the kids cookies before desert (when they have the ingredients to actually make cookies anyway), that sort of thing. As for her eye? She lost it a long time ago and usually wears an eyepatch on it (the thing she’s holding). She loves telling the gruesome story of how she lost it to youngsters, and they eat it up every time.
So yeah! I hope you guys enjoy the image and thank you for takin’ a look! You’re more than free to ask me questions if you have any about this AU. ^.^
So does that mean he's Poly, and the three are married, or did one of them pass away?
Granny Smith looks like a classic, you really made her the staple of the veteran.
One Question, how come big Mac has two Spouses?
Sorry, I love this AU so much, it would be a rad fan-comic!
So let's take Twi's bite for example: Twi, before her return, was gone for nearly a month. While her being gone for long periods isn't unusual, she usually isn't gone for that long without saying something first, so of course many assumed the worst. When she comes back, many were simply relieved to see her okay, but Twi's family and the Apple Family knew there was more to it than that: she looked fine, but she wouldn't just disappear with Spike for so long without at least telling someone where she was potentially going, so something bad must've happened. And they were of course right.
Twi only told the Apple Family and her own family what happened. When she tried to tell them she had been bitten but something peculiar was happening, the majority of those present got stuck on the whole "I got bit" part, which is understandable, but with their emotions riled up so high from her sudden disappearance, to her sudden reappearance, to this, left Twi very little room to actually explain what was going on over the furious/scared/desperate half-shouting. The only one who wasn't panicking or freaking with worry was Big Mac (although he was alarmed), but when Twi showed the group her bite as proof that, yes, she was bitten (not that they needed it; they know she wouldn't lie about something like that), he noticed that it was... healing. Something bite wounds from an Infected doesn't typically do. And all he had to say was "The bite's healed," for the attention to be redirected to Twilight and Spike's explanation once more, and not what the bite initially implied.