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ROTG - Little Jack - feeding time by merrypaws ROTG - Little Jack - feeding time by merrypaws
Bit of a darker turn to my Lil' Jack series. This was actually inspired by a short passage from a Lovecraft short story:

"There was one thing called 'The Lesson' -- Heaven pity me, that I ever saw it! Listen -- can you fancy a squatting circle of nameless dog-like things in a churchyard teaching a small child how to feed like themselves?"
- Pickman's Model


This gives me as the artist bit of mixed feelings. It clearly more... gruesome than the rest of my Lil' Jack drawings. There's something about a huge predator teaching a human child to eat raw meat that disturbs most people on a conceptual level. Still, I feel it gives some insight to Jack's life with Bunny. Bunny may have gone from flowers and painted eggs into a creature of nightmares, but he's still making sure his kit doesn't go hungry.
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sangenjin Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
Reminds me of the rabbits on the Lone Ranger featuring Johnny Depp.
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merrypaws Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
Haven't seen that.
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sangenjin Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
Well, in this one scene where Depp (Tonto) is telling Hammer (John Reid(Lone Ranger)) about some evil then throw a piece of meat to some desert rabbits and they pounce and eat it. here's a link if you like. www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd_o7_…
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Kuraikaze-fang Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014   Writer
this is scary!!!!!!
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Akira-in-the-pines Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
even devouring raw flesh Jack is cute :3 and Bunny...well....badass and awesome will always be
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bbb35 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Oh Heavens, gruesome, but sorta inspiring.
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wasfight17 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
i need more of this
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The-White-Spirit Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
who are they eating?
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:iconmerrypaws:
merrypaws Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Just a random deer.
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The-White-Spirit Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Ok
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Erma12343 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Is there a story corresponding to the Lil' Jack series? I'd love to read it!
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merrypaws Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Sorry, none yet. I have some little bits noted down, in case I get the inspiration to write a full piece, but that's it.
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LigerMuffins Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahahahah! Love this!!
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ibxgarry Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aw, Jack got blood on his cute little jacket/dress/I don't know ._.
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merrypaws Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
It's the same old hoodie he wore in the movie. He just hasn't quite grown into it yet. ;)
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ibxgarry Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aww :D
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giuggiolafree Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cool *_*
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MFP98 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013

I hope you don't mind me saying.....

This is both a little gross and very adorable.

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Generalobiwankenobi7 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Look at the bones!!!!
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noirakasha Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
I love raw meat... Why are people always disgusted of raw meat? Never ate a steak tartar? I like your drawing is very cute I think!
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merrypaws Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
Well, there's a difference in eating a raw steak and grabbing a fist sized, blood-dripping lump of something fresly killed and tearing through it with nothing but your teeth.
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noirakasha Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
*shit eating grin* Oh well, I did something like that. I was a huntress 5 years long, and it was my duty to gut and Skin the animals my dad killed.
I loved to cut big pieces of flesh out of the animals and eating it raw and bloody. For some People itīs gross, but my dad teached me to appreciated fresh, raw, meat. It taste very good ad is very tender! Almost melt on your tongue.
So, okay, I used a knife to cut pieces out of the killed animals, but I still ate it raw and freshly killed *shrug*
Btw, only do it with "red meat" (Is it called re meat in english?).
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Bebuzzu1 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You haven't seen other people eat their meat raw.
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noirakasha Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
This smells like a good Story! What happened? *curious* And yes, I did see other People eat their meat raw ^^
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Bebuzzu1 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Welp, if you wanna know. Dark Pooka is looking after Jack who somehow mysteriously turned into a cute toddler. 
And of course you saw people eating their meat raw. I mean, it's part of the Japanese menu
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Drawer-of-Animals Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am not sure how I feel about this... but wow, you sure have a lot going on with this story! I was reading the comments, and you've got a lot of stuff figured out. But I still don't understand why and how Bunny got this way? Or is this even Bunnymund, or some random dark!Pooka? and don't rabbits eat plants??
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merrypaws Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
The original idea for my dark Bunny (and yes, it is Bunnymund) came from a tumblr user known as pooka-curse. They had drawn plenty of art about a dark versions of Bunny and Jack, called Hyde and Jokull. I thought it was a cool idea, but I didn't like everything they made up, so I made my own AU to play with.
As the how and why Bunny is this way, I honestly have only a vague idea myself. I imagine that Pitch Black unleashed fearlings on Bunny and they transformed Bunny the same way as they did Pitch himself. He's still the same person, but... How to explain this? Let's say it's the same system, but running on different settings. Some things have been repressed (like his Guardian mentality), some enhanced (his animal instincts and fighter's reflexes) and some added (fearlings' predatory nature).
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Drawer-of-Animals Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh! That makes sense. Well, I love it. Keep it going! I also love your drawing style. ^-^
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AnimalOfTheForest Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Ya know in a sick twisted way that's kida cute
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Bebuzzu1 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That is so educational. Completely
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merrypaws Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Sure teaches you to eat what's put in front of you.
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Bebuzzu1 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Exactly. 5 star and a mustache for you :D
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merrypaws Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
:lol: :iconmustacheplz:
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Bebuzzu1 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You hafta remember mustaches are everything :D
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Zothian12 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
I don't know about you, but I think this is adorable :D
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Bebuzzu1 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I thought you said
I don't know about you but I'm feeling 22
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Zothian12 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
XD
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Bebuzzu1 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Everything will be alright if you keep me next to you XD
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Zothian12 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
ppppppffffffftttt XD
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Bebuzzu1 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Cuz grammar is spelt with an A :D
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Zothian12 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Okay :3
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Bebuzzu1 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You don't know about me but I bet you want to
Lol, 22 :D
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marximonto Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
I really don't find this protuberance at all, don't get me wrong, I just believe that lil Jack sees Bunny like this paternal influence, his protector; He is practically gonna do everything he does. Like cubs do with theirs mothers in the wild, and is kind of cute.
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marximonto Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Ashamed SOOOOORRRY I mean to say Perturbing, Damn you corrector!!!! 
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marximonto Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Ashamed sorry bad correction I mean Perturbing; Damn you corrector!!!! Im so sorry!!!

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Waterstar230 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
I understand the means of survival is for a child to eat raw meat and Bunny is just being a good parent, but WHAT is THAT their eating exactly?  (I'm hoping it's not Bunny's mate).
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merrypaws Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Nope, just a random deer. Bunny's mate was just a one time thing done for an art trade, she's not part of my Lil'Jack headcanon.
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MewCherryBlossom Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That is so wrong for so so so many reasons......
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PhantomTrainer Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student General Artist
I in no way find this cute. it is highly disturbing...I think i'm going to be sick. no offence, i'm just saying how gory this is. it's done very well though.

Phantom OUT!
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RoseNox98 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is really cute in a really creepy way. :D
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