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MomSwap – Aja and Lucy

So, this MomSwap entry is a bit different than the others. Lucy Blank here isn’t Aja’s real mom (or even, like, a motherly figure in her life). She’s basically just a wacky lunatic that lives with her, but there’s a good in-universe explanation for this pic.
So, you see, Aja Tarron is an alien princess in hiding on Earth, and the main protagonist of 3Below. While posing as a human in Arcadia, it’s necessary for her and her brother to program two “blank” robots to pose as their parents (with Lucy being the mom). Aja is also friends with Claire, who we saw in a previous MomSwap entry. Aja learns about Claire’s account, maybe just seeing her browsing the app on her phone, and Claire tells her what the app is for. Aja decides that, since this is a normal thing for young girls to do in this universe, she should get her fake robot mom to sign up on the app with her as part of their cover. So, here we are. I just absolutely adore Lucy Blank (and Aja’s pretty cute, too), so this pairing was a high priority for me after seeing 3Below.

Nomura NHML

So here’s the winner of August’s Near Hentai Monthly Lady raffle, Nomura from Tales of Arcadia: Trollhunters. She’s a bit more of an unorthodox pick than some of our previous winners, but having watched the show I am pretty fond of her and had fun working on this pic. She’s got two main guys I can see pairing her with, one is the hero Jim (pictured here, as the main character he’s easy to pair with most of the characters in the show), and the other is Draal, another troll like her with some un-explored past (it’s implied they used to be together). I went with the human hero character for this pic, mostly just ’cause I thought it’d be more fun to pair a scary monster lady with a human boy than an even bigger, scarier monster guy. Nomura’s got a human form, too (the NHML nomination specified her troll form), which I’d like to draw some day. Probably with Jim again.
“Little Gynt” is a nickname she gives Jim after (spoilers) warming up to him later in the series. It’s a reference to the play Peer Gynt, which is her favorite.
With this post, NHML nominations for the month of September are now open. For those who don’t know, I’ll run down the rules real quick. Nominations are limited to one per person. You can nominate any female character you want, provided I have not drawn her within the past calendar year (though I prefer characters I’ve never drawn, period). Previous NHML winners are not eligible for a second time. Nominees must also not be from the same franchise as this month’s winner, Tales of Arcadia (this includes both Trollhunters and 3Below). If you violate any of those rules, I’ll let you know, and you can nominate someone else. I know it can be hard to keep track of these things. You may nominate by either commenting in the cBox, commenting on this post, or emailing me (Nearphotison2010@yahoo.com). I’ll compile a list of the nominees in the sidebar of this site, and then on  September 1st I will use a randomizer to select the winning character who I will proceed to draw sometime that month. I look forward to seeing who you all nominate this time around!

MomSwap – Claire and Ophelia Nuñez

So, this is Claire and her mother Ophelia from Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia. Some of you may remember I did a yaoi pic with a couple of the side characters from this franchise last month. I found myself liking this series a lot more than I expected to, and I knew as soon as I saw Ophelia that I wanted to do a MomSwap entry (Claire is also cute, but Ophelia’s more my type). Claire in a honor roll type overachiever, while her mom’s a bit of a control freak who also holds political office, so I tried to tune their app bios based on that (Claire treats sex like something to study for, but her efforts do pay off, while Ophelia is a bit resistant but also deeply and secretly submissive if you push her in the right directions). I plan to do one other MomSwap entry based on the Tales of Arcadia franchise, though I’m not sure yet if I want it to be the next one I do or if I want to break things up a bit. We shall see, I suppose.


I’ve been watching the Tales of Arcadia maxiseries (consisting of Trollhunters, 3Below, and the upcoming Wizards). Eli Pepperjack and Steve Palchuk are recurring characters in these series. I don’t want to spoil things for people who haven’t seen them but might later, but I will say I like the two of them as a pairing. Steve’s not really my type, but I think Eli is cute and the way they interact in later seasons is really cute.