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A few sketches of Flyspur, the second in command of the trade ship Bessy.  (working on drawing him consistently)

Flyspur is Jssfloon, chill13.deviantart.com/art/Jss… A species with the ability for extensive space travel but for the most part stay near their home planet.  Flyspur is certainly an exception, reaching the edges of known space with the crew of the little cobbled-together spacecraft.  

His childhood was somewhat difficult.  As all third children of the Jssfloon, Flyspur was born sterile.  In a society that is centered around child rearing and the family 'thirds' are considered rather irrelevant.  Most consider educating them an ineffective use of time and energy as they will not have any children to pass the wisdom on to.  Flyspur was fortunate enough to have a mother who paid the extra fee for him to have a complete education.  He loved the learning but considering his position he was often teased and left out leaving him quiet and a little shy.  He probably would have stayed that way if a mysterious alien hadn't showed up in class.  Rover's tuition was being paid for by an old farmer who had found the boy in a crashed escape pod in his field.  Rover has no qualms against talking to or playing with a Third like Flyspur, in fact, it seems that Flyspur was the only one who was happy to talk to him.  The two quickly became inseparable and when Rover decided take off for the stars his sidekick was ready to follow.  

Truthfully, he had wanted to leave Jssfloon for some time.  As a Third it was difficult to get a real job, as employers would much rather give a position to someone who had a family to feed, or at least would have a family to feed in the future.  But that was only part of the reason he left.  Rover needed looking after.  His friend was unpredictable and impulsive and on Jssfloon had ended up in both the hospital and jail more than once.  It wasn't that he was a bad fellow.  But he did before he thought.  And perhaps he needed someone to do some of the thinking for him, at least to keep him out of trouble some of the time.  

As Rover's second in command Flyspur is competent and loyal.  He will follow the captain into pretty much anything but he will speak up if he thinks something is a bad idea. 


(I really need to come up with a title for this series)

>>>PLEASE DO NOT SWEAR IN COMMENTS<<<<

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MerryellaBrandybuck Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist
I've seen him just today and I like this guy already. He reminds me of Pirate with a Scarf :) 
I like those reasonable guys :D
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chill13 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! So very glad you like him! Just within the past few months have I really been trying to do something with my OCs so it's always really nice to find someone likes them.

His personality and his relationship with his captain were actually inspired by Scarf and the Captain.
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MerryellaBrandybuck Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist
I like it :) And I'm looking forward to your works more and more ;)
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LaPrincesseDuCirque Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Well this is very interesting!! I love seeing new creations people come up with!! It's different and that's gonna take some getting used to (the double eye brows for example) but Flyspur is adorable nonetheless!! I hope to see more of this guy and good luck!!
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chill13 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you  much!  Well, I was really trying for something different.  I wanted him to look human enough to relate to, as he is a main character, and yet I wanted him to look distinctly alien.  

So glad you like!  I am going to have an honest to goodness story with these guys sometime soon.
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LaPrincesseDuCirque Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I'm happy he looks so awesome!! :D and ill be sure to read it!! Can't wait!!
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chill13 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually have the first chapter up now!!  chill13.deviantart.com/art/Out…
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UniversesCollideInc Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Um...no offense but "He probably would have stayed that way if a mysterious alien showed up in class." needs to be changed to "He probably would have stayed that way if a mysterious alien hadn't showed up in class." since you're saying that said "mysterious alien" was the catalyst for Flyspur's personality change. Awesome character and name by the way.
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chill13 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes....yes.  'hadn't' it seems has abandoned his duties.  He was supposed to be in there.  He will be thoroughly reprimanded, I assure you.
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UniversesCollideInc Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Okay.
And Merry Christmas!
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Grumpy-Old-Snake Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student
SO I had completely intended to leave a comment here and then forgot. But the relationship you're describing here makes me smile so much, and Flyspur's expressions are wonderful. :)
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chill13 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, thanks!

Yeah, he's the best kind of friend.  One that's not afraid to tell you when your being stupid but will help pull you hout of trouble when you go ahead with it anyway.  
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UniversesCollideInc Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Is Flyspur the type of friend who follows the corruption of that "friend vs. best friend" meme?
"A friend will bail you out of jail with no comment. A true friend will bail you out of jail while scolding 'Great stars you're an idiot!'" (okay; so Flyspur wouldn't say that exactly but he would be scolding Rover if I have his personality right.)
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chill13 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly!  

He would be doing so respectfully (the Jssfloon have a thing for being polite) but he would certainly give him earfull.  Submit Comment
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UniversesCollideInc Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Ha, ha. Say; have you given any thought to voice actors for Rover and Flyspur if this series ever became a movie or TV series?
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chill13 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh.  Very interesting question!  Alan Hale jr. with a slight put on Texas accent for Rover would be perfect.  Of course, he's dead.  But he'd fit nonetheless.  I'll have to get back to you on Flyspur.
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UniversesCollideInc Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Okay.
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DarwinsBiggestFan Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw :3 Flyspur's really adorable :aww: I love the expressions here, especially the middle one on the bottom X3 And the 7 year old one is so cute! :D 
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chill13 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!  Yeah, he gets that middle bottom one a lot.  Usually when Rover announces their next destination.

Hee hee.  He'll grow into his ears and tail, and at that age he hasn't begun to grow his second pair of arms yet.  Interesting fact: as Jssfloon don't begin growing their second pair of arms until puberty and they don't become fully grown until they are adults the phrases "Grow your arms", "He's lacking arms", "and two hands" all infer that someone is childish or immature.
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DarwinsBiggestFan Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure, no problem X'3 Mmhmm, I can imagine he does :XD: 

Ah yes! Those little pair of arms aren't there yet! I remember on that reference you made earlier :) Heheheh :giggle: 

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LaDeary Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's adorable :meow:
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chill13 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Flyspur: (looks down and smiles while the spots on his face flush) Eheh...um...thanks.
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LaDeary Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's the truth ;)
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