If it wasn’t for the Eternals trying to outdo each other, the events of Enlightenment would have been rather beautiful. I like to imagine the Doctor showing Tegan the sights of the galaxy from the railing of the ship!
Reasons Terminus might not have been so bad for Nyssa… this guy.
Okay, my drawing of the Garm is nearly as hilariously awful as the original costume was, but bear with me. If you can get past the ham acting and the why-the-heck-is-Nyssa-screaming-it’s-just-a-big-scotty-dog issues with Terminus, the Garm was an endearing character.
Despite being enslaved and mistreated, with a control device practically reducing him to a zombie, the Garm was single-mindedly attempting to heal the poor diseased little creatures that kept washing up on his doorstep. (How did the Terminus Corporation come up with that plan? Who was the Garm before they arrived? If he really was the same species as the pilot of that ancient spaceship, he had to be old as rocks, so what’s he been up to all that time?)
He’s a bit clueless as far as humanoid social cues. He doesn’t seem to realize, for example, that if the patient is screaming, one should pause and assess, instead of picking her up and carrying her off like a sack of potatoes. Thankfully, by the end of the story, Nyssa seems to have figured out he’s actually a friend. I think she could’ve handled the miscommunication issues. And good heavens he would’ve made a cute assistant…
Nyssa asking for help getting something off a top shelf, and he doesn’t quite understand so he just picks her up so she can reach it.
Delighting the kids in the children’s ward, because they have their very own monster to bring them sippy cups.
The two of them sitting and hanging out during the late shift while waiting for an analysis to finish, looking out the portholes at the stars, just chatting, more or less. Nyssa tells him some of her own adventures, then draws him out by being incredibly patient since he speaks in labored monosyllables and doesn’t say much. He’s so old, and he’s got his own wisdom to teach if only somebody took the time to listen.
Nyssa curled up on the big friendly dog person with her nose in a lab notebook. He’s a lot more comfortable than the damn plastic institutional chairs in her lab, and he really doesn’t mind, even when she accidentally falls asleep because she’s been working late. He just sits there ruminating on this and that until she wakes up.
Nyssa’s Chewbacca, only a much more mellow and gentle soul.
nimonlemonhorn posted a suggestion that I draw Turlough and his brother! This was an interesting and challenging one but I had a lot of fun with it. In this picture, I imagine them looking out over Sarn after everything was done, and wondering what the future holds…
As always - have a suggestion for something you’d like to see? Let me know!
This is a photo of my Five hat. When I ordered the fabric for the hat band, I had to order a large amount of surplus so I have some left sitting at home doing nothing.
Since there’s no point in it going to waste, I wondered if any of you (or anybody you know) would like a cut of the material I have left over. If anyone’s interested, feel free to signal boost or drop me a message. :) Happy to give it out for free; I probably have enough for 6-8 cuts.
auronlu suggested I draw older Nyssa as seen (heard?) in the Big Finish audios, and I think this was an excellent suggestion! After some thought I decided to go with a reunion with a much younger Tegan, as I enjoy their friendship :)
This was an interesting one to draw and very fun! Thanks so much for the idea, and of course, I’m always open to more!