Happy Tree Friends Fan Art
Ah yes, the show that all of us as children knew we were way too young to be watching but still did anyway as an act of rebelion.
Part of me feels like my enjoyment for it gave me a love for horror, but what's also funny is that at the same time, the stuff I could handle at that age nowadays just makes me gag LOL
During 2010, I (Age 13) was just casually watching this show and feeling so cool about it. Yeah! Violence! Haha isn't it quirky that I, a child, am consuming content that is innapropriate for my age? Adults be damned!
And then in 2022 on my friend's birthday party, someone mentioned how they had never seen the show before.
All of us young adults roared in shock that this person had never seen the horrors of cute small animals being put in terrible cartoon gore situations. Someone put up the infamous Lemonade episode playing their phone while this poor soul had to watch it for the first time. I was always able to muster it at 13 years old, and yet, as a 25 year old, I couldn't help but feel like gagging despite how much I was laughing.
Weird how I only became more horror loving as time went on, and yet I simmultaneously lost some resistance to it.
But when it came to Happy Tree Friends, I was only in it for the cute animal designs and still know their names by heart :) Say what you will, Flaky was a non-binary icon and Nutty's design continues to be my favourite. I still own a plushie of him. He's currently sitting in my room next to a purple bootleg Among Us plush.
I enjoyed drawing the characters of this show a lot :) I was also a Nutty x Flaky shipper, for no reason other than that they were my two favourite characters.
*Stares in transgender at the fact that my favourite character was also the only character who was explicitly designed to look androgynous. Even if I still drew them as female presenting...*
...Yep. Nothing eggy to analyze there, nuh-uh.
I've always been OC obsessed, and I guess at some point I made HTF OCs? Much like with my Sonic OCs, I had this weird habit of making really weird animal choices for what characters I made.
I still have these saved, but a decade later, I have 0 idea of who drew them, a lot of the names I do have are of dead accounts :') Into the archive they go!