let’s talk about fanfic

@milkdromeduh is getting folks to talk about their work in fandom. And since I been mulling over whether to even finish my stuff, I’m talking about A Thousand Stars Between Teeth.

1. It’s a sequel to characters and pairing I did not expect to get attached to. I love my Kimani and I love Iron Bull, and I just wanted to write more about them. I felt like I could do more than Moon.

2. Rivaini shit! I wanted to delve into my Kimani’s background, I wanted her to finally see her mother again, I wanted her to regain that part of herself and all the stuff that comes with it. I wrote like five chapters of a Black family reunion and it was great.

3. Iron Bull being weird and difficult! I like how I write him and I like getting all in his feelings. He’s such a big character in all the ways, and I love writing about him loving Kimani as best he can while grappling with his own issues. I also like writing how Kimani sees him; she so damn tender with his big lug ass and I just can’t take it sometimes. *punches wall*

4. Healing. I want to give both characters the chance to work through shit and heal. Moon was stressful, and I wanted to give Kimani the love and family she deserves, even if it doesn’t look like what she’d expect. For Bull, he’s getting a famiy too. He has his boys, he has Kimani, and he gets Kimani’s family as well.

5. MAGIC. I am a magic fiend. Kimani and Solas and their (non-sexual you cads) relationship with each other and the Fade is my second favorite thing. And I need to keep holding on to that, because that’s what this last third is really about. I love them almost as much as I love Kimanibull. And I like my Solas, fuck it. I think he’s a little scarier than we get in-game, and I think his lil ugly, bald, villainous ass is cool to write about. I mean fuck him, but he’s cool.

ALSO FOR MY EPILOGUE. I fucking love my epilogue. God I can’t wait to get there.

Stars has also been my chance to expand and explore my writing. I’m writing longer and describing more and lingering more. I’m with it.

If you writing fic, do this!

an-star-es asked:

Why punch the moon when you can punch next year's high school freshmen? Please consider it they're coming into my school next year and I don't want them

I’m not going to punch innocent children a decade my junior (also, dear lord that makes me feel old)

i mean, when I was in high school I barely even noticed the freshmen when I was a junior/senior, so mostly, just ignore them and they sort of fade into the background

Aurora over Sweden : It was bright and green and stretched across the sky. This striking aurora display was captured last month just outside of stersund, Sweden. Six photographic fields were merged to create the featured panorama spanning almost 180 degrees. Particularly striking aspects of this aurora include its sweeping arc-like shape and its stark definition. Lake Storsjn is seen in the foreground, while several familiar constellations and the star Polaris are visible through the aurora, far in the background. Coincidently, the aurora appears to avoid the Moon visible on the lower left. The aurora appeared a day after a large hole opened in the Sun’s corona allowing particularly energetic particles to flow out into the Solar System. The green color of the aurora is caused by oxygen atoms recombining with ambient electrons high in the Earth’s atmosphere. via NASA


A Dust Angel Nebula : The combined light of stars along the Milky Way are reflected by these cosmic dust clouds that soar some 300 light-years or so above the plane of our galaxy. Dubbed the Angel Nebula, the faint apparition is part of an expansive complex of dim and relatively unexplored, diffuse molecular clouds. Commonly found at high galactic latitudes, the dusty galactic cirrus can be traced over large regions toward the North and South Galactic poles. Along with the refection of starlight, studies indicate the dust clouds produce a faint reddish luminescence, as interstellar dust grains convert invisible ultraviolet radiation to visible red light. Also capturing nearby Milky Way stars and an array of distant background galaxies, the deep, wide-field 3x5 degree image spans about 10 Full Moons across planet Earth’s sky toward the constellation Ursa Major. via NASA


~Neo Queen Serenity Fanart~

~White lilies are the symbol of purity, innocence, tranquility, and humility. It’s a symbol of majesty with the myth that white lilies came from the queen of the gods.~ 

 I decided to work on my Princess Serenity drawing digitally and finally got it done! 

 Changed it to Neo Queen Serenity because I thought that the white hair and purple-ish background would go really well together.