I think it would be a crystalline like creature that would over exaggerate the appearance of it's victim's reflection when the victim were to look into it and then it would praise the victim into feeling self entitled.
Some of the monsters are more effected by the disorders they pass on than others. This monster isn't mean- it passes on Avoidant personality accidentally. Some monsters are more evil, and give the disorders to get something out of it.
why did you created esspecially this monster in a non-mean way? Is it because ppl with AvPD are also missunderstanding words as mean others say to them, even when the people who said it didnt meant it in a insulting way? Or I'm wrong?
oh, damm, this monster just sounds like me (esspecially after some research about avoidant personality disorder)... And I also have the social anxiety disorder monster as an...enemy... Great work!! It really makes these fears more visual and less scary. Its something you are able to handle. Something pysical.
"Twinkle twinkle little bat How I wonder what you're at Up above the world you fly Like a tea-tray in the sky."
This very impresive creature-design reminded me of a little anectdote of my life that used to be the total opposite of this bat, bear with me for a moment cause it's a long point: When I was younger I was an asshole intellectually speaking, it never occurred to me that I was hurting people by calling them ingorants or dumb or just plain stupid just because they didn't know or dominate something that I did intellectualy, I was like Caesar looking down on a crowd, and I refused to acknowledge that I was falible, I had to be the best, the trust of my parents was over my shoulders and I couldn't stand to dissapoint them, I was told that I was so intelligent, capable of so much more, that unintentionaly they created an asshole out of me, nobody could help me at that point, it was only when my life was in total jeopardy due to a severe case of flu that almost killed me and after that a severe lung accident that got me conected to a machine for a month that I finnaly realized I wasn't superhuman and consecuently I also realized that I was being an asshole when someone who knows better beat me in an argument and honestly told me that I wasn't paying attention to the fact that we are never born knowing everything and that all knowledge in the world will serve no purpose if no appropiate experience is applied, thus I realized I was being intellectualy irresponsible to my peers and that to teach in a friendly manner is far better than absolute statements like those I was prone to believe merely for not listening to anyone... then I turned into a vegetable and then I got out of it but the good thing is that I learned to be a better person."
Why I'm bringing up this story? Simply because people who have an Avoidant personality have been genuinely cursed, so many of these people are gentle and kind people with very beautiful feelings who I could never hope to match and I can only look up to, but they hide from the dangers of the world, they miss their lives and waste their potential because of an irrational fear or anxiety, such disorders are one of the most frustrating things that exist on earth, those are exactly the people we need to be open for the precise reason of building an open society where everyone is falible, equal and human, these are the kind of people who remind us of the good things of humanity, yet most of them are hiden due to this mental curse.
The design of the bat that looks cute and barely freaky illustrates that perfectly, having no facial features is a plus because that is exactly what they want us to see, the word "bat" can sum in one word all these fears that so many good people and often so normal and simple people suffer from, one of the missfortunes of reality. You can also feel its emotions it's very well characterized, very expressive, paradoxicaly because of trying to show no expression and trying too hard.
This is a wonderful depiction and one of my favourites as of now, very great artwork.
you know, I was always told that I would be so nice, kind, friendly und uncomplicated. And I hated it. And still do sometimes. I mean, I WANT to show my teeth, to be selfish and be able to rant at people. Maybe a little bit like you used to be. But you know what? Your line "people who have an Avoidant personality have been genuinely cursed, so many of these people are gentle and kind people with very beautiful feelings" and " they miss their lives and waste their potential" didnt make me think bad of this character treats. It feels just nice and warm (as it supossed to be, I guess). You're a great person, to make me feel so good! I think that I have this avoiding personality disorder (along with some other annoyyyying monsters...), so anyway, I think your analyzation of this creature is really cool! hope I didnt bored you, since I'm a complete stranger to you, talking about her feelings... have a nice day!
It feels surreal to talk here without the artist himself but meh, maybe he's ok with it.
Hey I'm glad I'm contributing to helping people it puts a smile on my face, thanks for the compliment Regarding being like me, oh it's not a nice sight when you realize you don't have the authority nor the right to mess people up via intimidation or simple asshole behavior, it's kinda like realizing there's some terrible cosmic horror within the laws of the universe that allows for something terrible to happen to you and you go "Damn, that was posible!", so even "little bit" like me is not good either, though the will to deal with people or standing up for what you may think is right (as long as you have a good argument), that's different, maybe you could use a little bit of that.
All people have their monsters, some are dissorders, some are ideas for which people may even die for, which is totaly counterproductive to the idea of saving lives or helping people in the first place, so you are not alone in this world in the very least and your monsters are never the worst, as Confucius said once: "there's always a bigger fish", plus this little bat monster is not without salvation, every creature no matter how threatening or wild can be tamed in some fashion at least parcialy, you could hope to make it your friend instead of a shadow, that's a metaphor of course but you get the point.
You didn't bore me at all, though it was awkward for me a little bit since our host here (ZestyDoesThings) was not participating of this LONG stram of thought, but it was great to read it, thank you for your appreciation of both Zesty's art and my actual "review" of his work