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Daddy Don't Forget Your Hat by ancalinar Daddy Don't Forget Your Hat by ancalinar
I promised some a while ago that I'd draw the rest of the Mystery Squad. Years later, I deliver. :b

Anyway, tumblr took offense at my Velma. Apparently I believe overweight people don't deserve happiness? That's not true, guys. I don't want anybody to be happy in my little 'what if' scenarios. ;]

How unhappy you ask?

Daph was always desperately in love with Fred. Too bad, since he gets her up the duff and drops her pregnant arse shortly after, abandoning her for his job as a host for some small-time ghost hunter series.

Heartbroken and nowhere to go, she ends up living with Shaggy and later marries him. I guess they start out as friends and then hormones take over…? Despite being an airhead, her mother's instinct is strong and she wants her son to grow up in sort of a family. Maybe she sees Fred in him, too, and can't let of those feelings go. Shaggy doesn't mind and loves the kid as his own flesh and blood. Now, with a second kid on the way (Shaggy's, this time), the couple ran into financial trouble and is arguing over Daph's spending - she's is a little princess who's never lifted a finger in her life, and Shaggy is sporting a GED, so they're not exactly rolling in cash… I imagine Shaggy is some small time night-guard or a mall cop, nothing real profound. They do love each other, but Daph is a dim bulb when it comes to the concept of 'budgeting'.

This painting fought me, too. I think I need more practice rendering light.

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almeidap Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Don't know what I like better the short story or the art....both are awesome
ancalinar Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! You're very kind. :]
j-w-orig Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
So you can't be happy if you are fat, broke or once had feelings for someone else? Oh geez i didn't realize being fat has to be the  same unhappiness as being an alcoholic or financially struggling! Oh and forget that Daph is actually pretty intelligent and shaggy has always been the dim bulb? But i guess having a kid does that to a person right?! This artist is a total mysogynist. 
Nichelle23 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
I don't mean to intrude, but having looked at this gallery before I don't think there's much evidence to support your mysogynist claim. Not to mention the fact that Velma's weight in the other picture has nothing to do with her being unhappy (not that the description said she was unhappy anyway...). They also never implied Shaggy was some kind of genius either.
DaMushroom Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
that kid....that kid is just so darn cute!
DaMushroom Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Daphne...and Shaggy....I rather like the sound of that...
ancalinar Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Yeah? Daph and Shag is unusual! I think that's why I picked it. :]
DaMushroom Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I like it way better than Daph and Fred....never was a fan of Fred
Thanathan Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Their life doesn't seems so bad? They have house and jobs and stuff.
maybelletea Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
I am surprisingly really into the idea of them together and I had never even thought about it. I'd seen your Velma piece circulating a while ago and thought it was beautifully done- you're so skilled at digital painting. Your lighting is gorgeous.
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