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Post by Yuli Ban » Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:51 pm

Five Monkeys, drawn by Seacar
Five random Yabans, showing off the three main hair colors of the species
Three nagois, two bollois
Possibly NSFW

That electric hair, though

Four Vrodas, drawn by Ishida1694
From top left, clockwise: Kevelnege, Djuggesh, Ghojin, and Yulaan

All in silver-and-black Yaban battle armor

All four Yabanesses are Vrodas (lit. "Sisters"), which is a Yaban subculture not unlike our own "Bro," "Lad," "Cholo," or even gang subcultures (indeed, the most direct analog to Vroda kvltvr is the very old, pre-Hollywood Sicilian mafia back when it was a collection of scoundrel brotherhoods rather than an organized mob). Virulently macho, terribly violent with constant displays of physical dominance and aggression, but also with its own chivalry and warrior codes, Vroda kvltvr is hypermasculine by human standards and the fact it's a female-driven subculture puts the four further at odds with wider human society and traditions, making it even more advantageous for them to keep themselves largely hidden and off-world when they can.

Vroda kvltvr stems from the earlier "Vroda Kagora" [lit. "Sister Round," better translated as "Sororal Chivalry"], which was a more elite undertaking to hone bolloi aggression into a proper warrior society not unlike Bushidō. Yaban nature is far more violent than human nature, and certain types like Chaotic Yabans and Feral Yabans will never be tamed into a proper society, instead preferring (or in the latter case, instinctively driven) to live as ultraviolent barbarians living lives of unrelenting, perpetual struggle and combat. But Docile, Civilized, and Common Yabans can be molded to aim themselves in certain directions. For bollois, the old Kagora dao is a fascistic warrior paradigm filtered through the Ido Yarboggesh's Self King philosophical tradition and Sovagulan-style Death Worship channeled into a less chaotic militarist and war-guild social structure. Current vroda kvltvr is a much more gangster-like imitation.



See, it's things like this that are the reason why I'm doing any of this. It's just fun to worldbuild with my own creations rather than it feeling a bit hollow if I were to use Saiyajins
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Re: "Yabanverse" | A new webnovel/serial

Post by Yuli Ban » Wed Sep 22, 2021 6:16 pm

Now for the ones that are definitely scraping NSFW territory, though all are censored because the female nipple is a force of massive Satanic evil

The Venuses from Mars, by Ishida1694
It's through playing with bollois that I inadvertently independently came upon some popular gender politics topics, like the fact women are raised constantly complimented for their prettiness and reinforced to be vain and romantic. Bollois (at least on Planet Kollidor) on the other hand go through life not unlike men, rarely if ever getting complimented on anything other than feats and ability

Yulaan vs Teiken by shiredora
Yulaan vs Godless by societyliver69 (the second half of an earlier image I posted)
The first one, I can roughly understand. It was inspired by old macho rock band photos (bollois being very macho, so it works out), but it's still pretty spicy regardless. Even those old promo photos could be spicy if that was your orientation, so it works to that end.

The second and third genuinely aren't trying to be "hot" or "sexy" at all, unless you find all those unintentionally homoerotic shirtless fight scenes sexy, which I suppose plenty do. Which on that note, I noticed that we don't get too many topless female fighters that aren't oversexualized, and as long as I could remember, I couldn't ever recall a mixed brawl between muscly, bloody, shirtless fighters. It's just our societal standards requiring any female to be censored, which is why we'd never see such a fight in the famously topless-fight-loving Dragon Ball since it's ultimately for kids. Because We Live In A Society™

Yabanverse stories won't have that rating limitation (for the most part), so the breasts can fly free.
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Re: "Yabanverse" | A new webnovel/serial

Post by LoganForkHands73 » Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:12 pm

This is so cool, honestly, amazing work. I read some of your Little Miss Savage stuff a while back, I had no idea the concept had grown so expansive! How many collaborators have you got working on the artwork, did they volunteer or did you ask?

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Re: "Yabanverse" | A new webnovel/serial

Post by Yuli Ban » Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:06 am

LoganForkHands73 wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:12 pm
This is so cool, honestly, amazing work. I read some of your Little Miss Savage stuff a while back, I had no idea the concept had grown so expansive! How many collaborators have you got working on the artwork, did they volunteer or did you ask?
Many thanks
These are all commissions, so I paid for all this art.
And to be perfectly honest, the concept was ALREADY expansive when I first posted it here— I simply didn't explain much at the time because I felt I didn't have anything. Just about everything I posted in recent days already was a thing back in March/April. There's a reason I paid for so much art: as I've discovered, people respond more to visual art than anything written. There's something of a pyramid of popular awareness: thoughts in your head and rumblings on forums and to friends at the very bottom as the most diffused and least effective, and "multi-billion dollar live action Hollywood-tier multimedia franchise" at the tippy top, something on par with Star Wars or the MCU.

Any visual aspect at all puts you above that lowest tier, so the obvious route was clear. It's why webnovels like Worm are less well known than some mediocre webcomics, and popular webcomics are less well known than some mediocre TV/Netflix shows.

I have no idea when I'll continue on with the story itself.
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Post by Yuli Ban » Sat Sep 25, 2021 10:34 am

Some more worldbuilding, this time on gendered symbols!
Would it surprise anyone when I say that coming up with social expectations and ideologies was THE thing that made me decide to create Yabans rather than continue using Saiyajins back in 2017? I realized that if I was getting that specific that I was thinking of "what are some social constructs in Saiyan society?" I might as well create my own society.

And for Planet Vegeta Kollidor
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Post by Yuli Ban » Tue Oct 05, 2021 5:18 pm

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Running down the spectrum of bioelectric voltage, from top right down

First tier:

Zero Voltage [Hair Parted]: When Yulaan suppresses her bioelectricity down to human levels, causing her hair to fall flat

Zero Voltage: Fully suppressed bioelectricity, but with her bangs obscuring her eyes. Basically think Lucy Loud with shaggier, heavy rocker hair.

Low Voltage: Yulaan suppresses her bioelectricity, but not to zero. This causes her hair to appear very spiked and glammy, perfect for the 1980s or Scenes, and is the most "Saiyanlike" to me.


Second tier:

Resting Voltage [Hair Tied]: Yulaan neither suppresses nor enhances her bioelectricity, and also captures her hair with a tie of some sort. Her most iconic look.

Resting Voltage: Unaugmented bioelectricity, untied hair. If you've drawn her right, she looks like emo Caulifla.

High Voltage: When Yulaan (or any Yaban) enhances bioelectrical output. Bioelectricity often crackles around her in this state, and her whole demeanor becomes stressed and very battle-focused. It's almost like Super Saiyan 2.


Ought to point out that bioelectricity ≠ qi. Yulaan can use the full extent of her qi when Zero Voltage and can be secularized when High Voltage.


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Yulaan's most common appearances, though with her drawn with Resting Voltage hair in the Travis Bickle get-up.

From left to right:

- Primal Yulaan (Resting Voltage, Hair Tied)

- Kommando Yulaan (Low Voltage)

- Bickle Yulaan (Resting Voltage)

- Casual Yulaan (Zero Voltage)

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The Thunder-voiced Lord of War

A legendary ancient Yaban immortalized in Yeren mythology

Batzor is THE archetypal Chaotic Yaban and is renowned across Kollidor for his relentless brutality and Yaban hypermasculinity, as well as his evil, boyish face.

Batzor wasn't birthed— he punched and ripped his way out of his mother's womb and slaughtered his parents. Their bloody corpses were his first meal and, barely able to walk, he spent the rest of his first day in battle

Ripping themselves out of their mother's womb is thus known as a "Batzorian birth" and is only possible because of how quickly Yabans both gestate and mature— it takes only three months to go from conception to birth and only a week for a newborn Yaban to walk and, thus, fight and kill. As a result, if a Yaban child is even a week overdue, they can beat their way our of their mothers and birth themselves in blood and violence.

Yaban babies don't need milk— they need blood. Thus, this is ideal for them. Bolloi mothers typically survive and find extreme pride in Batzorian births, but yenoi mothers fear and dread this fate.

Batzor avoided becoming Feral, but was so violent that there was little difference. His whole life was a single long uninterrupted state of ultraviolence, and he enjoyed every moment of it as he grew stronger and more adept at combat. Most days were spent in a freakish state of aggression and nexcidium and he'd enter a bloodfreaked state often where his metabolism shifted and he fought for weeks or months on end— nonstop, without rest or feast til the end.

Thus, bloodfreaking is also known as a Batzorian High.

Batzor was also strange for a Yaban— unlike most of his comrades, he had an actual sexual appetite as well. Thus he was a popular stallion with Jinkai nymphs (an all-female species also native to Kollidor) and what few sexually active bollois existed in his time. And his time was extensive.


He lived for 2,500 years— Yabans do not die of old age naturally, instead cycling between youth and maturity endlessly, or at least they would if they did not often perish in battle.

Batzor became legendary even in his time as the Starbreaker/Godbreaker. Though he was not a star-level warrior by far, he seemed like such to his contemporaries.

He vowed to find the Ido Yarboggesh and lay waste to her loins, but after crossing the Thousand Year Desert, he proved unable to best the warlock in battle.

Not long after, his end began when he fought the demigod Abatai in a fistfight that lasted a thousand years. He won, but the moment his bloodfreaked state ceased, his hunger drove him to spontaneously eat his slain opponent— and then himself.

Batzor is remembered as one of the mightiest Yabans who ever lived, and is commemorated with an epic, mile-high statue protected by the God Getavara Himself at the Valley of the Godbreaker. He is a major character in Yeren mythology, which details Yaban mythological history from their origins 20,000 years ago up to Great Contact with Gosamyrs 2,000 years ago.


His cult of Batzor worship is extensive and something of a nagoi answer to Vroda kvltvr.
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Drawn by MrGorkMorkov

Sol Yulaan practicing qigong to form a ball of energy
I like this one. It makes Yulaan look like she's a character in some Dragon Ball-inspired indie game.
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Post by Yuli Ban » Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:54 pm

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More Yulaan doodles from MrGorkMorkov



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A poster done in the style of 1960s/70s Euro Horror exploitation films
This is part of a planned time-travel plotline to Little Miss Savage where she visits the mid-20th century (specifically 1964-1969 and 1987). Funnily enough before Saiyans existed in our pop culture, but that doesn't mean anything.

Sol Yulaan is El Bruja, a witch who haunts an abandoned Spanish church in the Tabernas desert in the summer of 1969. She practices martial arts and searches for the paranormal, and winds up the central obstacle in an honor dispute between three characters: a rugged outlaw/anarcho-syndicalist, an amateur witchfinder and full-time law enforcement officer, and a macho ibérico accusing the syndicalist of cuckolding him, disrespecting El Caudillo, and spreading communism. She gets involved in the matter after the witchfinder cop targets her and assumes she's caused the bloody dispute. The witchfinder, who professes to be a deeply devout Catholic and whom Yulaan believes really believes what he says to boot, doesn't know what to make of this Eastern mystical nonsense that Yulaan uses.


Yulaan: El Bruja, a masculine-feminine witch. "El" being a masculine article, but "Bruja" being the feminine version of "witch" (if used correctly, it'd be La Bruja; if Yulaan were male, El Brujo). It's supposed to be El Bruja, as coined by Chale Sr., because she's a bolloi, this androgynous cross section of visual femininity (for the most part) and behavioral hypermasculinity. Yulaan is a fish out of water, a xianxia warrioress who through circumstance bumbled into a pseudo-Spaghetti Western horror. Yulaan being a Yaban, a Vroda, and a vitakoze ("Deathkommando") by trade, she is well versed and immersed in the art of war, and her lust for conflict leads her to exploit her feminine appearance as a means of riling the macho and virulently misogynistic world of the mid-20th century to fight her, an easy thing to do. She isn't asking for respect or to be taken seriously— just the opposite. The less respect and more overt hostility she receives, the greater that itch of war is scratched, and what better place to visit to tear this itch bloody than Francoist Spain?


The Syndicalist: a cowboy-like vagabond, a bandit who disregards polite society to such an extent that he's dropped out of life to sail the open roads. The only part of his name we may know is van Zandt, which fits his Dutch appearance. However, this is very likely a false name. Very likely to have once been a disgruntled college student who lost his chance at fortune, and he speaks of seeing combat in the Rhodesian Bush War, possibly as a mercenary. The Syndicalist doesn't much like fighting and obviously has a cause for which he stands, as presented in his name, and tends to hold in contempt those who think he's a rebel without a cause. As the Syndicalist notes, people are so drunk on the current system's propaganda that they'll look at paradise and see nothing. However, he is also an antisocial road pirate, not exactly a good person. And it's this that got him in hot water with the Macho Ibérico, though it's his beliefs that make him an enemy outright. He quite adores Yulaan's free spirit and independence, but hates her horrific aggression and warlike views.


The Witchfinder: A Catholic cop suffering from Protagonist Syndrome as a result of a lifetime of consuming cheap media, religious fanatical writings, and conspiracy theories, he fashions himself as a modern day Witchfinder General, hunting wicked females in league with Satan, seeing them as the portal to modern degeneracy. As a result, he tends to use his position to arrest and harass women of varying and often questionable ages, as well as "sexual deviants." Though socially and politically aligned with the Macho Ibérico, the two actually despise each other. However, both agree that the Syndicalist is a bigger threat. The Witchfinder sees himself as on a modern crusade against the degenerates, pedophiles, Satanists, homosexuals, communists, and above all: the women responsible, the ladies of God led astray by carnal desires. It's for this reason he's obsessive about Yulaan, an androgynous-looking witch who's appeared in his jurisdiction.


The Macho Ibérico: A violent and virulently rightist man who believes himself to be a modern Casanova and beds many women. Essentially a mixture between Glenn Quagmire, Archie Bunker, and a wannabe Charles Bronson. He believes that society has deteriorated ever since Generalissimo Franco started liberalizing the economy. He believes that might makes right, anger is as far as he'll go with being "emotional," and women are made for lovin' all night. His conservative ideas on gender roles are what drives him to action against Yulaan, as he just wants to fuck her. He's like Sabatini in that he has no clue what a bolloi is or why they don't swing and bounce. And though he's for authority and might, he counterintuitively dislikes the police, feeling matters of law and order should be done by people's militias instead.



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It's with plotlines like this that make it clear why it was a better idea to just create my own Saiyans with blackjack and hookers instead of actually using Saiyans and making a DBZ fanfiction.
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Post by Yuli Ban » Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:24 pm

Yulaan vs. Godless, drawn by Salvamakoto

(NSFW, but censored)
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Post by Yuli Ban » Fri Oct 22, 2021 2:18 pm

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"Here we are now! Entertain us!"
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"Chibi Yulaan"
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"A Yaban Watches a Saiyan"
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Post by Yuli Ban » Fri Oct 22, 2021 2:28 pm

"A Polite Discussion at Sea"
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"Sol Yulaan and Sol Yuta"
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"The Skullcrusher Double"
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Pellagesh
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"Dala Katoka"
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