Since so much of my profile is dedicated to Crunch and Wesker, I figure I might as well explain who they are for anyone who hasn't watched me slowly go insane over them over the past few months on Tumblr.
These are my OCs, Crunch (the red one) and Wesker (the blue one). Alternatively known as "Crusker" (their ship name).
Crunch (they/them) is a 21 year old wannabe Tiktok star who is practically the definition of a clout chaser. Even their punk style is a way to attract followers to them. Despite how much effort they put into their Tiktok (
they still feel empty inside
) they just can't seem to get a foothold on the platform... until they somehow stumble into a strange and otherworldly grocery store.
Wesker (he/they) has been an employee at said otherworldly grocery store for 5 years (since they were 18) and employee of the month for 4 years straight. His job mostly involves endlessly cleaning and stocking the aisles, dealing with unruly "customers", and hoping the manager never calls him into its office. He hates his job, but he can't quit or leave since not only did he unknowingly sign everything away including his original name, but the grocery store is also completely inescapably for all who enter it. Well... except for Crunch.
Initially after they meet, Wesker mostly regards Crunch as a nuisance, while Crunch mostly sees Wesker as an uptight stickler who's fun to tease. But soon enough Wesker realizes that Crunch can actually leave the grocery store, and may actually be able to get him out as well. Crunch agrees to help Wesker out if Wesker agrees to help them with their Tiktok content in the store. From there, their relationship begins to progress, and they go from acquaintances to friends to lovers (eventually).
So I've been drawing these two idiots over and over for months now, I even made an 11-page comic a while back
(though I've redesigned Crunch a little bit since then). I legitimately haven't been able to stop thinking about them. They occupy my mind at all times, even when I think about other things it always circles back to "what would Crunch and Wesker think of this?" or "how would Crunch and Wesker react in this situation?" or even sometimes "how are these other characters like or unlike Crunch and Wesker?" It's. getting a little unhealthy to be honest. But I truly love them. A few people drew them last ArtFight and my friends can all attest that I went feral.
If you'd like to see more of them, here's some links:
In the interest of keeping this blog entry a manageable length I'm going to cut myself off now, but feel free to ask questions about them/their relationship, I'd love to talk more about them!
Edit 9/29/23: accidentally used discord links for a couple of my image embeds, fixed it