“Gracie loves faeries, don’t you, little love?” Louis asks, cutting through Harry’s thoughts, and she spares a glance over her shoulder at her father, nodding quickly before looking back at the house and touching it with gentle fingers.
Harry looks up at him, and they share a small smile, Louis making him feel warm, warm, warm. “This is her house, and it’s my favorite thing in my shop,” Harry explains, and Louis crouches slightly so he can see it better.
“’S beautiful,” he murmurs, and Harry smiles appreciatively at him.
Harry looks at Gracie again, blonde hair falling into her face as she inspects the glittery house, and he instinctively tucks her hair back behind her ear. “I’ve never seen the faerie,” he says to her softly, “but sometimes, when it’s very quiet, I can feel her.” He closes his eyes, taking in a breath, just sitting like that for a few seconds for the effect. “That’s how I know she’s watching over me.”
Or, the one where Louis has a quiet little girl, Harry has a toy shop with a magic faerie house, and they were made to fall in love.
This is a little late in coming, but I wanted to make a painting to thank my amazing followers – all 32,000 of you!! I meant to say thank you at 30k, but life has been super obnoxious and hectic lately. If my apartment’s kitchen doesn’t spew my neighbor’s nasty rotten food water all over my floor anymore in my near future I’ll be (mostly) content. ;P
But anyway, when I have a bit more time, I intend to do another give away. I’m thinking of holding another number guessing contest, but this time I’m going to give away a bunch of original fan art paintings (since I don’t sell fan art). There will be some Steven Universe and Fantastic Beasts in the there, likely, so stay tuned and thank you all once again!! You’re all the best!!!!
“selling relatively well” i mean they’ve sold… 28,000 copies of teens of denial… 21,000 pure album sales and 7,000 “streaming equivalent units” or w/e… which i guess is “relatively well” in some circles but it’s also fuckign hilarious considering they rolled at #4 on rolling stone’s end of the year list behind beyonce and david fucking bowie with less than 30k in total album sales alksdfjksldjfkalsdjfljdsaklfjsadlkfjsdkljdkljkl
Your characters always feel very solid&grounded, really rounded out with the impact of full lives if that makes sense? And the fact that you wrote this is amazing bc you write so largely? You don't just write the very linear necessary scenes, it's always fleshed out and wide-sweeping. I don't know how much of it you write and just don't end up using or if you go wherever you want with concept writing, but it's fascinating to see that such huge scenes/moments can exist and not be in the narrative
Aww, thank you.
I write a lot of scenes that don’t end up in the main narrative – either because they take place in the main narrative and get cut (like, for example, the three chapters I’ve been struggling over I’ve probably written 50K for, but only 30K of that is going to end up on the page), or because I write them as backstory/flashbacks/concepts. And those are split pretty evenly between “I wrote this with the deliberate intention of putting these in the main story” and “I wrote this because I wanted to.” Maybe a third of the ones I wrote specifically for the story itself ended up not being there after all.
(Off the top of my head, those include: Kanan’s first Hunt and how he earned his Inquisitor nickname (this is actually four scenes), Hera taking her field trials as an ISB cadet (this was only partially written), Kanan and Hera’s first meeting on Gorse, and Kanan finding out that Hera is an ISB agent (three scenes).)
With the others, I write them mostly because I feel like it, or because a scene gets stuck in my head. And I’ll usually hold those on the possibility that those will get used in the main narrative (as happened with this scene – the other ISB agent ended up being changed in Backbone to a character who had already been mentioned by name). Some of them are fairly big events, like the Felucia op, but something like that (which takes place over a long period of time) doesn’t really fit into the flashbacks as they’re established in Backbone – those flashbacks would basically be a parallel narrative running on their own for most of the story. Others are me going “I would like to write makeouts right now”, or “I would like to write hurt/comfort.” On occasion it’s also me going “I need to get into this character’s head and figure out what was going on” – there are Cham, Alecto, and Sabine flashbacks all written, for example.
There are also a couple of cases where I’ve planned to write flashbacks, but ultimately didn’t do so because they didn’t work well. Like, there was originally supposed to be a flashback of Hera arriving at the Imperial Academy on Serenno after the last Stygeon Prime flashback; there was also supposed to be another flashback of Hera getting the Ghost from Agent Beneke. A couple of others that I can’t remember.
this user: damn this post has 30k notes. the person must have never figured what happened out and definitely has no one in the replies/tags saying exactly what they’ve said. also i’ll say they played themselves because that’s extremely cool and “above it all” about me.
Surely you could write some 30k stuff that doesn't relate to the overarching story line of the Heresy? For example a campaign that takes place a few years before the heresy, or maybe a particular fight during the Burning of Prospero that doesn't affect the outcome of it?
Well you know the Sharks do have their origin story…
I spoke a few weeks back about my dad’s need for a transplant, and a few of you encouraged me to do a GoFundMe. My parents were initially resistant at asking for help, but after their most recent meeting with the hospitals financial advisor told them his meds alone could cost 20-30k a year, they have agreed to ask for help with 1/3 of the cost. We are selling literally everything we own to try to make up the other 2/3.
My dad is my world. He gave up so much to give me and my brothers a good childhood. He adopted my cousin when my aunt died of cancer. He isn’t even 55 yet, and without a liver, he was given less than a year to live. 1 year ago, the only disease he had we knew of was rheumatoid arthritis. Today, we know he has hepatopulmonary syndrome, hemochromotosis, and HHT in addition.
I know things are tight. Its the Christmas season, and 2016 was an extraordinarily shitty year. If you can donate, great, I love you, forever and ever. I’ll be happy to do 5-10 minute voiceovers or narrations for any donor, or I’ll crochet you a hat! Whatever pulls your wagon. If you can’t donate, please share. Thank you for anything, everything, and then some.