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I was watching Apocalypto the other day (awesome movie, go see it) in which the titular character is called Jaguar Paw, or Jaguar for short, who is seven types of awesome and sneaky and really fucking bad-ass. And because my mind hasn't been out of the Losers gutter for a while, I came to Jaguar = Cougar as a conclusion. And then I watched Disney's El Dorado shortly after which didn't help me any.

And it made me realise:

I need the AU fic where Cougar is a native. Like a The Losers/El Dorado crossover (omg *dies*)

Where Cougar is the result of a brief, but tragic love affair between a Mayan woman and a Spanish soldier (who died or went back to Spain or something) and she ends up raising their son on her own.

Ignoring the Mayan tendency for a clean-shaven face (*1), Cougar's mother teaches him how to trend a beard like his father's - making him stand out even more when combined with his hispanic features. Originally named Carlos after his father, he is given the new name of Cougar for his hunting skills after his coming of age ceremony .

Despite his strange features, Cougar is never shunned and grows up to be the most bad-ass hunter in town (duh!).

Then along come The Losers, a group of pirates (*2) lead by Captain Clay and his crew headed for the Spanish colonies to steal some of the rumoured Mayan treasures.

Losers and Cougar meet (presumably Cougar stumbles upon their camp while hunting along the coast, sees a hat that he likes, they don't have those in Mayan-town and steals it because why not?). Cougar hunting awesomeness. Cougar/Jensen happens. Cougar takes them to El Dorado. Lots of hanky-panky/kissy kissy, maybe a teaspoon of angst. All is dandy and nothing hurts. Everybody lives happily ever after. The end.

Or something along those line. I don't know, but I want it.

Since I can't write for shit, but can do a good sketch when my muse is tickled the right way, I drew this instead. And this is like, a breakthrough for me. I can't colour, I couldn't. Suddenly now I can. IDEK, but \o/ for me. It's funny how my tablet dying slowly is making me draw like crazy.


*1. This is an assumption. Since every single movie/documentary featuring Mayans seem to have them all adorned with ivory piercings and rings and body paint, but no facial hair. Then again, I suspect that people don't really know shit about Mayan hair grooming and it's all made up, IDEK. This'll just be my head-canon so people don't throw stones at me :D

*2. Sadly (or not, pirates are awesome) they'd have to be pirates for Roque, Pooch (Jolene) and maybe even Aisha to be freed men/woman during the 1500's, ahahaha, I know stuff.

Also: I don't know where Cortés overtaking and destroying Mayan culture and society fits into all this (and if there was anything left afterwards, I'm too lazy to find out), the only thing I can say is Cougar/Jensen = Your historical accuracy is invalid to me. Also, in El Dorado Cortés doesn't actually find the city, so \o/

The paint on Cougar's face is a design I made up, I just thought it looked cool. If you're going to grill me about patterns or colours or whatever, save your breath, this was just a bit of fun :D

Am I allowed to be proud of this without sounding like an absolute douche? Well I am.

Date: 2012-02-19 06:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cougars-catnip.livejournal.com
Hell yes, you're allowed to be proud of this and I for one think that is an awesome idea for a story as well. Beautiful artwork there. :)

Date: 2012-02-19 07:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zoronoa.livejournal.com
Aww thank you so much I'm glad that you like it and the story idea <333

Date: 2012-02-19 06:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aloneindarknes7.livejournal.com
That story idea sounds amazing and this art that goes along with it really makes me want it badly.

Date: 2012-02-19 07:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zoronoa.livejournal.com
Thank you, glad you like the art and the idea <333 And people are already talking to me about writing stuff for it so *fingers crossed* HOMG!

Date: 2012-02-19 06:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emocezi.livejournal.com

*force cuddles your face*

In other news. This is fucking gorgeous and I want to pin this version of Cougs to the nearest tree and ravish him until his face paint was EVERYWHERE!! :D :D :D :D :D

Date: 2012-02-19 07:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zoronoa.livejournal.com

I'm so glad that you like it, GAH, I can't stop drawing him, I just can't!!!

(And I friended you back, Yay \o/)

Date: 2012-02-19 09:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emocezi.livejournal.com
Okay seriously, if you stop drawing Cougar....I'll find you and pillow fight you until you admit defeat.

In other news, my new Harvest Moon game is eating my soul so I've written just over a thousand words of crackfic Losers AU. Just shoot me in the head and put me out of my misery.



Date: 2012-02-19 06:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] galadhfea.livejournal.com
I think I'm in love :0

Date: 2012-02-19 07:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zoronoa.livejournal.com
Good thing, yes? <333

Date: 2012-02-19 06:43 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] pistolbunny.livejournal.com
... My head just exploded. This is magic and I want to hug you and never ever stop.
And, Mayan Cougar. Well... I've got something I'm going to message to you. It's not quite what you pictured, but it involves Mayan Cougar, eventual Cougs/Jensen, and Cortéz is mentioned. ;D

Date: 2012-02-19 07:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zoronoa.livejournal.com
AWWW bb, glad you like it!!
and seriously, I'm about to lose my shit, no joke. YOU WROTE THAT MUCH ALREADY??? AND FOR ME???? *dies* I've read the first chapter and asjfhak;lkfhal;sfghalsf the WORLD needs to see this! I can't, I just don't even know anymore, so many feelings!!!!!

I'm going to go flail at you in message form now.

Date: 2012-02-19 07:52 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] pistolbunny.livejournal.com
This was already a WIP, actually! *feels bad*
But Emocezi has talked me into writing yours as well. No idea when It will be done as I have 44 WIPs on my plate right now. (I have a plot bunny problem) But I'm currently picking out names for Cougar's parents and plotting your idea out. I've never seen El Dorado, and I have an idea about how Cougar becomes Cougar, but other than that I'm following your prompt to the letter. \o/

Date: 2012-02-19 08:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zoronoa.livejournal.com
Gahahaha, I was seriously wondering how the hell that came about so quickly. I was all, this shit ain't normal, AT ALL! So fast. *Naww don't feel bad, now I kinda feel bad because I just sent you a message saying thank you.... lets move past all the awkward and just enjoy the fic LOL* I stalk your progress post like, ALL the to keep up with your WIP's because I want to read all the fic.

But I'm currently reading SO greedily in to this thing that you've posted because this is awesome!

Date: 2012-02-19 08:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zoronoa.livejournal.com

Date: 2012-02-19 08:13 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] pistolbunny.livejournal.com
*hugs you*

If it makes you feel any better I totally stalk your art.

My research into Mayan culture is giving me a headache and wondering why I didn't learn this in school, so this might not be 100% accurate, but I'll do my best! <3

Date: 2012-02-19 08:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zoronoa.livejournal.com
*HUGS, so many*

I remember doing the Inca, Aztec and Mayan THINGIE at school, and while it was interesting, it went under the file 'delete upon graduation' in my brain, so *shrugs* I highly doubt someone will go holy shit bro you misplaced a P in that name and, THAT event happened in 1355 not 1365... because why? And I'd probably punch them.

Date: 2012-02-19 08:27 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] pistolbunny.livejournal.com
Well, I'm setting it in the late 1520's, because that's about the time the Spanish started showing up. (This means the Mayan civilization is almost gone - mostly scattered into tribes.) I'm placing the story in Palenque (It's near-ish to modern day Chiapas, a place I've spent some time in so I'll feel comfortable describing it ) and this way Cougar's mom can get pelvicy with his dad and also raise Cougar on her own in the city with out having them both killed or sacrificed. Palenque is basically becoming a ghost town about then. Out side of that, history is going to do what I want when I want it. >:D

Date: 2012-02-19 09:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zoronoa.livejournal.com

Date: 2012-02-20 07:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cougars-catnip.livejournal.com
Pistol! Please share with the rest of the class too. I would LOVE to read this one as well. :) :hopeful excited bounce:

Date: 2012-02-20 08:37 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] pistolbunny.livejournal.com
I'm still working on it right now, but when it's done I'll throw it up on AO3. <3

Date: 2012-02-20 08:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cougars-catnip.livejournal.com
YAY!!! :) and if ya ever need a beta.... :grin:

Date: 2012-04-22 10:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nagasvoice.livejournal.com
I know you've got a lot of other bunnies going (I want to read them all now...) but I do want to kno when this goes up on A03. The art is fabulous, and I want to look at it and read some of the story, and look at the art some more, and... whut? OCD is our middle name, right?
SRSLY, excellent art, on all the Losers art. *happysigh*

Date: 2012-04-22 11:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zoronoa.livejournal.com
<333 Thank you, I'm glad you like the art! \o/

As far as I know, the Mayan fic Pistol has been writing is with the Beta now, though it might still take some time as the Beta has other fics/obligations to see to. I'd say stay tuned to AO3 and Pistol's journal and you won't miss it :D

Date: 2012-04-23 04:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] pistolbunny.livejournal.com
Zoronoa is right, the Mayan!Cougar fic is with my beta right now. :D
She's a bit swamped right now, but as soon as it's done I'll throw it up on AO3. <3333

(Z's art is crazy amounts of amazing, isn't it? I'm constantly staring at it and I can't tell you how many times it's send me and my muse into a writing spree. :D )

Date: 2012-04-24 07:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nagasvoice.livejournal.com
Ooooh...*snoopy happy dance* thank you! And totes agreed, Z's art is so clean and distilled and powerful, I love it.
Edited Date: 2012-04-24 07:18 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-02-19 07:19 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] cleo1969.livejournal.com
This is bitching art!

You be proud all you want. It utterly rocks and I so want the story behind this.

Wish I could write it but alas I have no time between school and babysitting.

Damn a Mayan Cougar is HAWT!

Date: 2012-02-19 07:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zoronoa.livejournal.com
THANK YOU <33333

So glad you like it, thanks for the comment :DDDDD

Date: 2012-02-19 01:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bookstorequeer.livejournal.com
Yes, yes you are allowed to be proud of this and you SHOULD be. My god, that's amazing. So, so good. And I love the story behind it, too! Very cool. :D

Date: 2012-02-19 01:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zoronoa.livejournal.com
Awww thank you so much! And I need this story to happen pronto, my head canon is killing me slowly D:

Date: 2012-02-19 05:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nanuk-dain.livejournal.com
You have every right to be proud. This is very impressive, not only the colouring (which is awesome, btw), but also the expression. It has such a calm strength, the very essence of Cougar, and you got it spot on. I really like the clear style, it fits the character perfectly, and the eyes and the mouth are just beuatiful. *stares some more*

You have a talent, my dear. And the outline for the fic is hopefully inspiring somebody to actually write it, beacuse I think there are a lot of us who'd love to read it. You've actually managed to create a fanbase for a fic that's not even written. Not bad XD

Date: 2012-02-19 05:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zoronoa.livejournal.com
Heee, thank you so much, I'm glad you like it! To be honest, this is the first time I've coloured something in quite like this, but I'm happy with the result!!

One person already has about 4K down which is just, I can't breathe OMG. And another has put it on their to do list. I'm so lucky *___________*

Date: 2012-02-19 06:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nanuk-dain.livejournal.com
Well, you did an amazing job at the colouring, let me tell you (I'm crap at colouring - maybe that's why I stick to manipping where I manipulate the colours, I don't choose them XD Although, once I gave Jensen a bright green t-shirt that had been white before... XD). I hope you're going to do more works for this fic idea (how about a pirate!Jensen?) and motivate the authors even more! It seems to work, considering that you already have two hooked ^___^ (4k, not bad at all!)

Date: 2012-03-02 09:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] super-seme04.livejournal.com
This is so beautiful that it almost hurts to look at it and I mean that in the BEST way possible.

Date: 2012-03-02 02:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zoronoa.livejournal.com
\o/ Thank you so much! I'm glad you like it!! <333

Date: 2012-03-30 08:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thescratchman.livejournal.com
I am sooooo glad this fandom has an amazing artist *drools* you have every right to be proud of this art. Oh god how do you art anyway?! This is gorgeous and now I really want this AU. >.

Date: 2012-03-31 04:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zoronoa.livejournal.com
*blushes* Thank you so much, I'm glad you like it! There are currently being written TWO stories for this prompt *squee* so if you hang around AO3 or Losers_fic you'll see them eventually :D

Date: 2012-05-15 04:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladyjanelly.livejournal.com
OMG you should totally be proud of this. Amazing art. I love the idea and the execution. Beautiful lines.

Date: 2012-05-15 08:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zoronoa.livejournal.com
*w* Thank you, I'm glad you liked it <333


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