There are a few World of Warcraft players on Twitter that know the name @yoggsaron. This Old God villain slogged his way onto the scene a few months back, and has sinced evolved into a ... plushie.
No joke. He turned himself into a plushie. It's a story too long to recount from here, but needless to say anyone who's been following @yoggsaron from the beginning has watched him evolve from a life-hating Old God of death, madness, and insanity, into a plushie pillow-like creature with a sometimes overly obvious crush on an innocent tauren druid named @Cadistra.
Again ... no joke. At one point, @Cadistra (the lovely Kelly Aarons from the World of Warcraft, Eh? web comic) drew what she calls a "silly doodle" of Cadistra cuddling on a plushieform Yogg-Saron. Yeah, he had *poofed* himself into a plushieform over Twitter by this time, but Cadistra actually gave him a "face" so-to-speak. Her "silly doodle" was a hit.
It was from this sketch that I drew inspiration to actually craft a real Yogg-Saron plushie. I did a few sketches, but finally settled on emulating the background image that Yoggy had chosen for himself as both his icon on Twitter and the background to his page.
The results of my design and stitching efforts are what you see in the photographs below. He's just a prototype right now, and he needs at least one more refinement before I'll truly consider the design "done." But I wanted to let the community see him, since he's gotten sorta popular...
What are my future plans for Cuddle Me Yoggy? I don't know, really. I WILL be making a few of these and sending them off to a few important people, and I've been requested to make more. But with a full time job, guild, blog, and life to manage, putting myself into the plush toy assembly market may be difficult. Worse comes to worst, I'll clean up and post the patterns for him so others can try their hand at constructing a Cuddle Me Yoggy of their own.
In his immortal words: MADNESS AND INSANITY!