This page describes content which, while legally created, was not licensed by the Walt Disney Company. Pessimist and the Dromedaries is a written story by Lupan Evezan, illustrated by Aristide Twain. It features Thymon, the Crew of the Copper-Colored Cupids, and specifically the individual Cupids Acquaintanceship-982, Pessimist-242, Larrikin-1029, Dandy-432 and Ally-1243 (who make up the Blue Feather), as well as Darius and Lila of the Drove of the Database-Compiling Dromedaries, and anonymous members of Gang of the Green Gorilla, the Secret League of the Orange-Bearded Gnomes, the Horde of the Mad Elephants, the Collection of the Camouflaged Chameleons, the Cohort of the Clockmaking Capybara, the Society of the Scarlet Crabs, the Sect of the Silver-Shelled Snails, the Ennead of the Eigengrau Easter Eggs, the Trio of the Talking Turkeys, the Possé of the Azure-And-Emerald Panther, the Gaggle of the Golden Goats, the Syndicate of the Sleeping Salamanders, the Mob of the Maroon Magpie. Also making their debuts are Pessimist's sentient Fog Ship and the Pseudo-Pessimist. Bibliophile-962, the Collective of the Retconning Crocodiles, the Creator and Crab Leader Scarabus, the Legion of the Chartreuse Tortoise and its mouse leader, and Investigation-464 are mentioned but do not appear.


While on a routine mission to Earth, Pessimist-242, the most cynical and shiftless member of the Crew of the Copper-Colored Cupids, is abducted by the Drove of the Database-Compiling Dromedaries, one of whose officers, Darius, is eager to advance his career by being the first Dromedary to document the Cupids in full. Taken to Research Laboratory 6, where the Dromedaries have imprisoned various individual members of secret societies like the Cupids and Dromedaries, Pessimist is forced to get over himself for once and aid in an ambitious escape plan!



Behind the scenes

This short story was released in June of 2019 on the Crew of the Copper-Colored Cupids website and later collected in The Quintessential Cupid. It was the fifth fully narrative short story released there and the third by the Cupids' own creator Evezan.

The Crew of the Copper-Colored Cupids
Books & Other Prose
Collected in The Quintessential Cupid (2019)
Cupid Fact File No. 001 — The Crew of the Copper-Colored Cupids • Lord Thymon and the Department of Problem-Solving
Cupid Fact File No. 315 — The Szaclowk & the HalfworldThe Labors of JulietCupid Fact File No. 828 — On the Origins of Hooligans
Marksmanship-522 and the Multi-Dimensional RaceCupid Fact File No. 177 — The Green Gorillas
Acquaintanceship-982 and the Missing Mail MysteryCupid Fact File No. 444 — The Faction of the Fooling Fish
Collected in The Cosmical Conquests (unreleased)
• … • Pessimist and the DromedariesThe Mad Cupid of the Euclidean Plane
Misadventures in the Interdimensional Black MarketThe Toymaker’s Labyrinth • … •
The Cupid Courier
Cupid Courier No. 1020Cupid Courier No. 1034Cupid Courier No. 1056
Online exclusives
Our Latest Success Story
Regular comic strips
Why Doth Love Sting So?Scaled-Up SoldierA Visit to Doc-012The Copper-Colored CowboyWhatever Happened to Lord Thymon?
The Pessimist's Guide to the Small ScreenCrocodile TimeA Slight MisunderstandingSuspiciousTime Loops & TreacheryTowering Success
All That Sparkles Is Not ConcreteProfessional EndorsementHaberDASHING!Time-OutFollowing the Party VineThe Wisecracking Wraith
The Perils of PessimistPerspectiveThe Right QuestionsGorillas in Space!No Accounting For LoveOwl Do You Do?
Clothing Maketh Them MadCupid BabiesSimian Question, Simian Answer!A Braincell of MarsIn the CardsSea For Yourself
Til Proven GuiltyEight Bendy Legs Under The SeaGorby's HobbyMarksmanship the DragonslayerThe Prodigal Wellsians
From the 2019 Advent Calendar
Geometrons' HolidayA Message From PhilatelMerry Christmas From Argathone-056Wintertime Woes
A Very H.G. ChristmasSzaclowk Christmas…And A Thymey New Year!
From the 2020 Advent Calendar
Thymon Christmas
The Cupid Archives
The WellsiansThe Phantom of Flatwoods
The Crew of the Copper-Colored CupidsCupids in the Snow
Video Games
Cupid Chaos!Cupid Christmas Tree
C.Y.O.A. Games
Multiverse Mayhem: A Multiple-Choice Cupid Caper
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