We get it Fenris. You really hate mages.
I might sell this at a con? I don’t know that anyone else would find this as amusing as I do, though XD
A sneak peek at the Steve/ Bucky Fanzine scribbleymark and I have been working on. Its up for pre-order at brooklynzine! There is so much cool stuff already generated for it. You guys should check it out.
Last day to pre-order!
BROOKLYN ZINE PRE-ORDERS OPEN!!
$8 + SHIPPING / OPEN THRU AUG 9TH
BROOKLYN is a 48-page full-color Steve/Bucky fanzine, containing illustrations and comics by over 35 different artists, who have all been working their hardest to bring you a book full of cute, tragic, gorgeous, silly, heartbreaking, sexy, emotional romance!
Clare / Kate / Kendra / Beverly / Sam / Jess / Nur / Aimee / Marcela / Lindsay
Carol / Lindsay / B-Rex / Sushu / Jes / Mikey / Kendra / Jeremia / Gene / Kat
Cherri / Audrey / Betsy / Celina / Mica / Isabel / Leo / Katie / Tam / Marcelle &
Anika / Christine / Holli / Quinn / Lacey / Sae / Amanda / Llewellyn / Mo / Sonia
This zine is non-profit, all money will go towards paying for the printing of the zine and purchasing copies for the artists! Pre-order only, no extra copies will be for sale after pre-orders close. The books are to be shipped out by early September.
GUYS!! THE BROOKLYN ZINE IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!! I honestly cannot overstate how stoked I am about this. Everyone working on this zine is fantastic, they have all been absolute dreams to work with, and it has been the biggest delight to watch people working and giving each other feedback and talking about how ridiculously in love Steve & Bucky are.
Go order your copy now!! You won’t regret it!!
Hey everyone! The Cap 2 Bucky/Steve zine that peacocksdance and I did work for is NOW AVAILABLE for pre-order! Look at that amazing list of artists. This is amazing. Are you amazed? I’m amazed.
So, do you like Bucky/Steve shenanigans? Good. Get on this! <3
This Knife Is A Metaphor. It wasn’t suppose to be, but apparently it is.
I did this still life for a watercolor class more than a year ago, then showed it yesterday as part of a review to get my thesis approved. When this image came up, both of the men on my review panel suddenly looked very uncomfortable. After a long pause, one of them finally blurted, “Why is the tip of the knife being cut off by that shadow?”
"Because that was how it looked in the set-up." I said, a little confused.
"But why?" he demanded. I watched his face as his concern became outrage. I didn’t understand the question. Did they want me to make up some deep, esoteric answer? Something like,
The tip of the knife is cut off because it represent the impotence of the patriarchy in a modern context.
The tip of the knife was cut off because that’s how the shadow was falling. But then I realized—
They were offended—so very offended—because that’s what they thought my intent was. That little shadow falling over the tip of the knife, dulling it’s edge… It was obviously so psychologically disturbing to them. The mere idea of even an inanimate object being emasculated infuriated them.
That’s not what I meant.
But it is now.
No one can say we don’t make the best birthday cakes ever.
So in case you didn’t know, my birthday was on July 12th and this was the B-day cake my friends made me. Yes, pink strawberry unicorns and the Winter Soldier’s face made out of sprinkles. It was a masterpiece! A MASTERPIECE. \o/
Tagged! by the illustrious missplumpudding
1.) Like a YA dystopian novel.
2.) Carol Berg’s Dust and Light is high on my AHG I GOTTA READ THIS List but it wont be out until August. And Ginn Hale’s follow up to the Lord of the White Hell series, Champion of the Scarlet Wolf, wont be out until December. Woe is me. WOE.
3.) I made garlic bread. Then I ate garlic bread until I had a stomach ache. It was great.
4.) Golden poppies, because they’re pretty, and Jasmine flowers because they grow everywhere in San Francisco and smell awesome.
5.) There are people that I’ve known for a while that I still wish I knew better.
6.) Oh no, no you didn’t. You’ve done it now, kiddo. Don’t you know I have a thing about tragic villains? They’re like my children. My villainous children. I can’t decide between them. Alright, so ya’ll probably already know about Laurie(aka Loshai), witch-queen of my heart, from The Rifter trilogy by Ginn Hale and Loki & Bucky(Winter Soldier) from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (and yeah, Bucky isn’t really a “villain” persay, but he is an antagonist and that’s good enough for me). But let me tell you about Caolin (Seneschal of Westria, Blood Lord) from The Chronicles of Westria by Diana L Paxson. Caolin broke my heart.
What really get’s me about Caolin is that he was actually one of the “good guys” at the start, but over the course of the series you literally watch him spiral downward into this dark place from which there is no return. And it’s so easy to see how he ends up there, how the choices he made seemed like the right ones, and how he suffered such heartbreak and disappointment from childhood to adulthood that to him his bad choices made sense. He had all this pain inside that he couldn’t show anyone— that he tried to show one man but was betrayed. And he could never forgive. He could have been a good man. He wanted to be a good man. And that is the tragedy of Caolin. Seriously, it got to the point where, whenever he showed up in the series, and I would just burst into tears. “He’s just so messed up” I would whisper to no one in particular.
7.) SUNNY DAYS. Because they bring me JOY. (Also, it’s easier to run errands and take the bus when the sun is out).
8.) I enjoy both swooping curvy lines and sharp jabby angles AT THE SAME TIME. Though I tend to like mostly curved lines punctuated with sharp angles. I feel this says a lot about me on a personal level.
9.) Have you heard of the Phorusrhacids? Live the terror!
10.) MCU Steve Rogers because he is…Dude, Steve Rogers is such a good guy. He’s just so genuine, and he honestly just wants to protect people and Do the Right Thing. I think a lot of people don’t give Steve credit for the complexity of his character. He is an introvert who seems like an extrovert. He’s a deeply sad person who tries to make the best of things. I will literally fight you over Steve Rogers.
Keladry of Mindelan from the Protector of the Small Quartet by Tamora Pierce: because she was a giant, strong, young woman who was not embarrassed about being a girl; who’d wear a pretty dress over her rippling muscles and then change into her armor for a joust. She was proof that girls could be physically strong and imposing, but embrace “feminine” things as well—and she really came along at the right time in my life. What I love about Kel is that she was the only Tortall heroine without magic powers or a god’s patronage. She went toe-to-toe with supernatural forces using mortal weapons and intelligence, and she kicked ass. She saved kittens and little kids. And I identified with her a lot because she ended her series romantically unattached and not in a hurry to shack up with anyone.
Acir Korentan from Songspinners by Sarah Ash. Okay, here is where I admit…I have a deep love for the warrior-priest archetype. It’s actually pretty apparent looking back at the two characters I selected prior. But Acir is literally a warrior priest. I love Acir because he allows himself to question his own beliefs, and the authorities of his church, but in the end he doesn’t lose his faith. He deeply believes, but that belief does not equal blind obedience or willful ignorance. He does what is just even when it pits him against those he used to respect and honor. In the end, he cares more about “his enemy” than he does about himself. Everyone should read Songspinners. It’s amazing.