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You Could Pretend by phantom-inker You Could Pretend by phantom-inker
...that I'm human.

I honestly don't know what happened to Josie here. It's pretty obvious that she's half scorpion. Beyond that, it's hard to say. Was she always like this, and fell in love with a human boy? Was she recently transformed? I don't really know.

I had this idea ages ago, and I've been trying to draw a decent scorpion-taur girl for a while now — Josie here is my third attempt — but I didn't have much more than "scorpion-taur" and "shy" when I started it. I started drawing it about two months ago, and finally gave her decent hands before posting her. I realize scorpions have eight legs, but somehow, she looked better with six when I drew her.

Poor thing. Looks like she really needs a little cheering up.

Challenge! Give her a story! She needs a good story of some kind. Use your creativity! If I get more than ten story ideas suggested in comments — just write a short paragraph — I'll pick the best one and it'll become her official story!

Story suggestions so far from:
  • ~avacadoramabot: Josie works at a genetic research lab, slips on a wet floor, and gets injected with scorpion-taur serum.

  • ~CayleyGraph: Josie is a non-human actress fighting for a role in an upcoming production of Cinderella.

  • ~Starfighterace-421: Out biking, Josie finds a cave with hieroglyphs on the walls; touching the scorpion-taur glyph, she transforms.

  • ~Ayame-Seeker-CjBArt: Josie is a reporter visiting a toxic waste spill at a desert research lab, and gets stung by a mutated scorpion.

  • ~Xweetara: Josie lives out in the desert, rescuing lost hikers, which she herself once was before an accident changed her life.

  • ~Jonat: Josie was once a spoiled pretty girl, cursed by a witch for wanting to be even prettier, until the curse should be broken by true love.

  • ~darkelemental1: Josie was always a scorpion girl. She feel in love over the internet, and this was the first real-life meeting with her boyfriend.
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Patchi1995 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
I agree with Sucheran-Fan. We need Josie to be colored. I have a color suggestion, Josie's human skin was fair, and hair was redhead. Also her scorpion body can camoflauge in sand. I got a belated story suggestion, that Josie was a scorpion gal, that in the end, she was cheered up by her human boyfriend.
Sucheran-Fan Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist
I wish you'd have a colored version... but great work on all your pics!
squibble9 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Going off of darkelemental1's idea:
What if never knew humans existed until she met one, and thought everybody was part scorpion?
squibble9 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Also, here's my idea. She invented an infinite improbability drive and it zapped her.
laughingvulcan Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The LOOK on her face..!

ASSUMING I wouldn't get stung DEAD, I'd want to give her a hug... :)

I'd go for darkelemental1's take...If she was BORN a scorpion girl, she'd logically have a scorpion family...Which COULD make things...interesting...for her new boyfriend...
And would make that Earth MORE interesting...(With MORE than JUST humans...)
If ANYTHING, the boyfriend would have at LEAST 2 BIG reasons to keep his libido in firm check at all her Mom & Dad would be likely be WATCHING him very CAREFULLY... 0_0;;;;
aintn0body Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Why pretend she's human when she's fine the way she is?
Neoninja2 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
She's adorable! I personally like the " lives out in the desert, rescuing lost hikers, which she herself once was before an accident changed her life." and the love over the internet stories.
zandraxofnebulon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
She could be a product of the change...but i bet that that explanation is a bit overused, so maybe she...i dont really know...maybe she is teh daughter of the egyptian scorpion goddess serquet? or something to do with that goddess?
zandraxofnebulon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
oh wait, nevermind dammit a lot of suggusteons relating to serquet/serket have already been suggested, my idea wasn't so original after all, but i didnt steal it from those other people.
VincenttheCrow Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's so cute.

Do you like to RP?
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