Shanti is here!



The long wait is over, the beanbag shop finally has its keeper! Our winner Ursa's design was redrawn in Subeta style and is now installed in the newly renamed ‘Bean Me Up’ shop.



You can learn a few facts about Shanti in the Subetapedia, and there are 5 new beanbags now available in Shanti’s shop for you to restock!

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Rebekah

THANK YOU FOR UPDATING HER INFO! Seriously, thank you so so much for listening to your users, not just when you first started the site, but years down the line today too. LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH.
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Lime

Ridiculously disappointed at the missed opportunity to draw her in a beanbag chair but, beautiful work.
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Cylum

I love having diverse characters, but I find her shop of choice a little ironic.. :/ Bean bags are like the hardest things ever to get out of! It seems like it would be 100x harder for someone with challenged mobility. :(
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Rebekah

This was brought up by someone else already about the Subetapeadia wording, but please let me emphasise that our wheelchairs are a POSITIVE, granting us greater mobility and independence.
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Lisa

So pretty!
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Masquerade

I love her expression, it's kinda I'm ready to take on the world.
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Alphazi

GOOD CONTENT!!! i love her so much!!! i want to hold her hand
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Varsna

oh i love how she wound up turning out :heart_eyes: she's spectacular & i love her a ton!
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Ursa

skdjsdk sorry i havent had time to write something longer ive been so busy i wanna die ;-; (also i hope im not gonna hijack this thread although maybe i am)

thank you so much Subeta Team for making Shanti such a wonderful addition to the site! ;-; the art is lovely, her backstory is lovely, and im so excited that she gets to represent a possibly under-represented community and bring attention to those who are disabled physically, as well of those who have gorgeously darker skin.

there are comments that have been brought up by others that i would like to talk about, not to attack anyone (im sorry if youre still offended though, theres nothing i can do if so T.T), just to clarify things!

1. art style - she does look older than my sketch ahaha! but that actually is a problem with my own art style :'D (also iirc conceptually i gave her the age of 23?) i struggle to diversify faces and generally how people look, and all my characters look like kids WEEPS. so im glad the Subeta Team managed to bring out what i couldnt! :333

2. backstory - understandably, this is a PG-13 site, so i never expected the more darker aspects of her concept backstory to appear onsite. i finally understand my mistake of looking like i was tying her worth to what she could do. that was never my intent, it was just how i too tend to measure my own self worth by my abilities, and i guess i thought it was normal. it shouldnt be normalised! i need to learn so much! but beyond that, i love how the Subeta Team expanded her story to blend her in better to the character building of the world here!

but anyway, im super grateful to everyone who pinged me or commented or posted anywhere else to congratulate and/or speak up for me (knowing im busy and all, you guys are the best), thank you so much! ;-; but now Shanti is her own story, nobody has to associate her with me anymore since even if it was significant, realistically i just did a small part! it is the community and staff here that really brought her to life! yay for new beginnings, opening eyes and hearts, and for more stories to come! *v*
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MOKONA

YAY! :D
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Holden

her eyes remind me of


I agree with below, please make her dress a wearable!
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Annet

Well done artists!
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Lunaria

I love her style! she is beautiful
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Kellijuana

1000% love! I want to know her thoughts/feelings/reactions to the newest version, Star Trek: Discovery! <3 I'm loving it but I'm SO angry at them for this last episode!!! WHYYY!!!!!
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Altruism

I dunno, I still don't like her forced backstory. Still, nice art team.
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Bokuto

I'm in love??? *heart eyes*
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cait

oh we stan shanti on this website
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Magician

The artwork is amazing!! :o And I love her hair.

I also really appreciate the artist aging her up. The original artwork was very cute, but she looked like a young child and was described to be around the same age as Sephora and Qazim.

I can't get over how wonderfully drawn she is. :)
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Rebekah

THANK YOU, @Ursa and The Subeta Team!! What a cool character! Love love love her (even more so after reading her bio).
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emmie1989

Shanti looks awesome. Well Done artists.
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Astra

(Sorry everyone, didn't mean to post three times. No way to delete, is there?)
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Astra

Beautiful art, both the original design and the final product! I noticed on the subetapedia page, Shanti is "reliant on a wheelchair." Could this be reworded to say she *uses* a wheelchair? "Reliant," "confined," and other terms like these are often used to describe someone's use of a wheelchair, which gives off the idea that wheelchairs are restrictive when in fact, they allow for freedom and independence! Please consider altering this.
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Searchname

@Ursa Congrats again! And I agree- this outfit is great, especially those necklaces, especially the aggregated turquoise with agate spacers one. Would love these for our HAs, or similar :)
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Ursa

aaaa thank you guys!! ;-; but the Subeta artist who drew this is really amazing!! her clothes are so pretty, i too second clothes like hers ehehe! c; :heart:

Star Trekkie!!! woohoo!! though i too fall on the other side of the space war fandom ahaha im sorryyyyy ;3;

also wowow i love the beanbags! esp the Neela cheese one (the original entry had something about Shanti loving Neela cheese) so that really has a soft spot for me ehehe xD
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Bliss

Wow! She's so beautiful! Congrats Ursa

@Limey
I'm full of cysts and lipomas and I'm fairly young :c
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Blackbirds

The original design was meh and you managed to turn it into something interesting. Congrats to the artist.
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Tanelorn

wonderful <3
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youngexplorer

Every single story is wonderful but I especially love that Maybel "Served jail time for “liberating” minions from science facilities during her youth as a protester."
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Limey

OH MY GOOOOOOOOD *flails* SHE HAS EHLERS-DANLOS SYDROME. *crying*

You guys have no idea how much this means to me. I've gone through years of my life where it's bad enough no one else has ever heard of it, but it's also a disease many DOCTORS have never heard of. I'm constantly having new physicians ask, "What's that?" and it's so aggravating trying to explain it's why my back is so messed up.
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innamoramento

Oh, i like how she turned out, and i like the new beanbags too! can't wait to get my hands on them <3
thank you subeta team!
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Atomic

I love the new shop name and the fact that Shanti is a fellow Trekkie. I'm sure I'll get along with her just fine! XD
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Ryuu

I love the color of that striped shirt/tunic thing that she has on. :d
Her expression is quite nice too; she's quite the visually interesting person/character.

Other than that: so, beanbags are that size? Strange. I imagined that they were either much smaller than that, or were, like, comically large. (something so stupidly large that why would any sane person have a collection of hundreds of them? haha.)
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thercery

Also thank you for aging her up: though I could appreciate what was intended and communicated in the original design, there'd be plenty of issues with presenting a potentially vulnerable young character to an entire user-base that is largely agreeable but which certainly holds some people who will make gross issues. It's safer this way and sensible.
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thercery

She's fantastic in all of the stages of her design! I'm glad that she was ultimately chosen if only because I'm eager to see how she connects with the characters and lore that already exists on this site. True congrats @Ursa you've done some great and thoughtful character prep. here!
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Ying

I LOVE her design. Great choice in aging her up. I agree re: pity party comment. The art is amazing, great job on the designs. I want a beanbag like the one Shanti is holding!

Also I love the new more "random" beanbags.. we've had a slew of pet related ones lately, glad to see some variety!!!
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Frenchi

also i gotta say i love her eyebrows... feels good to see realistic bushy brows!
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Khaiya

I love her.. she's amazing...lovely job guys :)
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AlanaBanana

gawd lava outdid herself on this npc GOOD ART GOOD ART
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BitterLimeParakeet

Oh wow, she looks great! =D Congrats, @Ursa !
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Strength

She looks sassy as heck and I love her.
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Diprosopus

wasn't she supposed to be a kid? or did i misremember

she looks good though!!
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Cara

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Shiro

omg she's beautiful ;o; i love her!!
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Saiera

As someone with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, it means so much to see myself represented like this!
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bapkate

She looks great ^_^
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Cherie

How perfect!
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SykoLolli

LOVE!!!!
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Kaiyo

I love it!! 😍
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Moonsyne

This is amaze-balls!
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kessaria

Love the art on Shanti and the Star Trek reference!
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Slowerthanzero

Aww, what a bummer. Shanti doesn't look near as kind and gentle as in her original concept art from Ursa. That was something I really liked about her. Now she seems almost a tad irritated to see people or something.. Alas, I still love this character, just a bit disappointed in the loss of softness in her expression.
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foxette

Subeta style is great and a huge improvement on the sucrose original - well done!
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ScarletKilometers

*delighted squeaking* She looks so cute! @Ursa I'm so happy for you!
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poppet

(Pls ignore the armchair critics. Sometimes people forget how to behave properly online instead of irl.)
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Targaryen

A fantastic choice! She is lovely!
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poppet

Congrats Ursa! :revolving_hearts:
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Belias

She's so lovely!
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Tuesday

Yesssss :D I love her already
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TaintedTamer

She is beautiful! <3 I adore her.
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Xezvi

AAAAH SHE'S FINALLY HERE! :D
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VALHALLA

WOW this is INCREDIBLE! I have a friend with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and I think it is so great that Subeta is representing.
She is beautiful. Congrats Ursa!
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Calliope

Subeta, thank you for representing Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. I have type 3 and 6 and I like seeing that it is getting awareness :)
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Mouse

Bean me up, Shanti!
She looks awesome and I'm loving the new beanbags!
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Aether

BEAN ME UP, SCOTTY.
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curbdirt

:tada: :tada: :tada: :tada: WELCOME NEW NPC SHANTI :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Lovin dem beanbags too :heart_eyes:
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KiaArra

She looks a lot older than the concept art. Not that I don't like her, but I do like the original art better. :(
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Doe

Looks amazing, though quite different from what I was expecting.
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Toby

Holy shit she is literally my friend Yeleste! I already thought that because they collect beanbags and have chronic pain, but the EDS thing too? Although Yeleste is white, I think maybe they look a little bit like Shanti (maybe Shanti is meant to look "marfanoid" because some people with EDS do?) The only problem is that Yeleste has opposite taste in space dramas, going by the store name, lol
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Frenchi

oh... she's amazing i love her wow i could not have predicted how incredible she would look...
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Cardamom

I LOVE HER I LOVE HER I LOVE HER.
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Tomorrow

OMG THIS IS AWESOME. And the EDS piece! *dies* *in a good way*
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FCoD

Love her, love the shop title and love me some Star Trek!
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Stiles

Tbh IK there was a little drama with this contest but I'd love to see another NPC creation contest in the future.
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Virus

Very well done! Must snag them beanbags! :D
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MasterSir

I was wondering when I'd finally get to see Shanti! She looks so great. @Ursa Congrats!
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Rowan

What a cute lil' sci-fi nerd. Shanti turned out really nice. Congrats to @Ursa for her win.
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Xenalicious

I like the way she was drawn, but I must say she doesn't look anything like the original drawing. But, that is fine with me, I guess. The name of the shop is cute.
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Fray

Oh gosh! SHE'S BEAUTIFUL ;A;
I absolutely adore her oh my god

now the haters can well and truly suck it!

Ursa must be so proud <3
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Laurey

She looks great!

Also I'm guessing the underpants beanbag is made of all the pairs the Wizard collects from his quests, then he just donates them for beanbag material. :P
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Carlita

Yay! She's here, finally. I love her so much <3

@Xane look look look. I was wonder for this shop keeper so time ago xD
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Ankou

I wonder is Ursa is a Witcher fan?
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Rocketlauncher

This was the original submission by Ursa :)
The winning announcement was on Aug 21, 2017
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Amber

For those that have the subetapedia page showing up weird (like a thing after each entry): This is because the sCode update hasn't gone out 100% yet. Once it has, you won't see those anymore. :) This was a fix for those that have the update already and couldn't see *anything* in the subetapedia
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wizard

LOVELY ♥♥♥
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Sound

Love her! All the representation really matters :D
However I'm worried she will struggle to get around because of all the sand in Saherimos :/
And the page is broke for me too.
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Balloon

Good luck nabbing an Underpants Beanbag before the Wizard hoards them all.
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Asmo

Lovely design!

Her clothes are so gorgeous, I wish I'd own them irl....
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Woven

She turned out so great! Love her outfit too! *wonders if Shanti-inspired wearables will appear at some point*
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ammehsuor

A+ LOVE HER
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Romanyinu

Wow! Shanti looks amazing! Love her characteristics! :)
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moonstarr

She's cool! Thumbs up!
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IngiVamp

Amazing work, and amazing NPC, I love the clothes patterns, like loveeeeeee
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Nanaki

Hooray!!
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Julie

WOW, this is a lovely NPC. Awesome job everyone!
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Gerommey

Oh my god I love her and her nerdy self.
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Takarama

I can't deal with how much I love this omg!
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forcryinoutloud

Bean me up, and the Vulcan-y ears going on. XD I approve!
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Prismi

Were those undergarments clean before being sewn? Purchase at your own risk, people. :S
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Lirikai

OMG she has the best hair. And her outfit looks so comfy. She's awesome!
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Argante

bean
me
up
SCOTTIE
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Crab

"Has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome which has her reliant on a wheelchair or scooter to get about more comfortably"
NOW I'M ACTUALLY CRYING SUBETA THANK YOU omg representation means so much ;_; <3
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Flicker

Gosh! I just loved it! Great job, couldn't imagine a more perfect design!
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SangFleur

Awesome! She is so pretty! <3
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far

HER DRESS IS GORGEOUS.
SHE'S BEAUTIFUL.

She looks confident as fuck.
Slay guuuurl.
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seditionary

She is simply gorgeous and a snappy dresser too!! I love her!!! <3
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Mackenzi

I also love these new beanbags, I've been going thru old items recently and seeing the quality improvement of something as simple as a squishy beanbag blob, it's so great! Subeta really does have the best artists.
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Sketch

Is it rude to say I think she's freaking hot?
Quote:
Has a friendly rivalry with Melman due to their differing tastes in Sci-fi space dramas
Also, she knows her priorities.
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Mackenzi

@Abaven
Oh duh, Bean Me Up lol I'm a real airhead sometimes
I support your taste in Sci-Fi, Shanti!!! #trekkieforlife
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ren

wow how stunning!! I love her hair and outfit so much aaaa
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Scorpio

@Mackenzi
Melman is the Star Wars nerd! He even dresses up [or used to when he had quests] as Darth Vader for Moro!

Shanti is a Star Trek lover. Her shop is Bean Me Up ["beam me up, scotty"].
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Abaven

Also, her design is absolutely wonderful! I love that wild brunette mane of hers. Makes me think of my own.
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Allegria

This is awesome.
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Crab

aaaaaa a wheelchair that looks like an actual wheelchair i'm gonna cry thank you so much ;_;
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Talespin

D'aww, she's beautiful! BEAN ME UP! Haha, love the shop name. Also I need that underpants beanbag. XD
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Whitney

@Amber
I left a comment in your profile just like you asked me to.
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Abaven

@Mackenzi
Since Melman always dressed as Vader for Halloween, and Shanti has the shop Bean Me Up like "Beam me up, Scotty, I'd imagine he's the Star Wars fan, and she's the Treky (probably misspelled).
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Burton

She looks amazing!!! @Ursa yaaaaaas
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Tashamon

I LOVE HER
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jensen

yo she's radiant, that beanbag is cute, and i want her skirt in real life. a+ worth the wait. her entry is cute too, but is "neela's" really the plural form?
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Straywillow

Very nice!
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Vestele

Love it all! Congrats again @Ursa. <3
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Amber

@Whitney Hi! The subetapedia was recently broken with the sCode changes, but should be fine now? If you're still having issues, can you comment me on my profile with a screenshot and I'll work on it :)
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Mackenzi

Ah well, I thought the sketch of her had curlier hair kind of like Liz and Garrete, but it looks wavier style here. Can there be a location in Subeta that people have naturally curly hair? Like black hair, not Babbette's style of curls. Anyway this art is beautiful and I like this NPC way more than I was expecting to! The artists on this site are amazing. What's her canon age?

ALSO IMPORTANTLY
Quote:
Has a friendly rivalry with Melman due to their differing tastes in Sci-fi space dramas


Who is the Star Wars Nerd and who is the Star Trek Nerd?!
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Whitney

Speaking of Subetapedia... Have you guys noticed it is broken @SubetaTeam ? I get a "" after every sentence in the shopkeeper entries.
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Mesmer

10/10 art, 10/10 facts, 10/10 new beanbags. A++ news.
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Paula

Soo beautiful!
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Whitney

Bluh. Another shopkeeper who likes Kumos? No love for other pet species.
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PiplupMagby34

Nice job @Ursa and Subeta Team!
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Whitemoon

Gosh, she's gorgeous! :open_mouth: :heart:
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Muerte

BEAN ME UP
THAT PANTIES BEANBAG
SHANTI
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Permanent

@Ursa
You did it! Look at her so cool.

Also thanks for the comical shop name. I LOVE IT
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Alisialy

Awesome! Love the design!
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Winchester

She looks great :)
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Mackenzi

BEAN ME UP :D :D :D
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Cassiopaea

Beautiful! Congrats! :D
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Serena922003

BEAN ME UP
and squishy tushy beanbag XD XD XD

ha ha I love it
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_Cresenta_

@Ursa

Congrats buddy! <3 :D
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SAMARITAN

She is beautiful :o
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Lavender

Yay, the artist did a lovely job :)
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