A sample of how much I’ve improved over the last 8 years! Although I could probably dedicate 3 rows just to this year. It’s been a pretty wild ride.
It’s super weird for me to look at this, because I can see how slow and gruelling the improvement process was over the years. But at the same time, it’s also amazing. I never gave up, and I’ve come so far. I’ve done so much. I should be really proud. And I’m only going to continue going up from here!
It’s a shame I couldn’t find a good picture of Peri for 2016, because making this was like laying out her history. Every time I changed her design, every time my style changed, since the very year I created her. She’s been with me through a heck of a lot. And she’s still with me, even if I don’t draw her too often anymore. I should draw her again real soon.
Here’s hoping for more incredible improvement next year!
If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what’s said against me won’t amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.
I have been rewatching Once - I’m currently on 4a and, because I never miss a chance to bitch about it, can I just say one more time for the record that I don’t understand how an episode as excellent as Fall could be followed by something as STUPID as Shattered Sight?!?!?!?!?!?!
There is SO much I love about Fall, you guys. The Charming Mills clan working together to stop the curse, a glimpse of my precious baby Hobbit being adorable, THE OQ HUG (still my favorite OQ hug ever), Rumple being all menacing to Ingrid - I don’t actually like him in 4a but damned if I didn’t love him in that scene, Snow sassing Regina, Regina schooling the Charming family on the difference between heroes and leaders, Snow agreeing with Regina and the moment between Regina and Emma it led to, snarky Regina, Anna and Kristoff (because I intensely disliked the Frozen storyline but they were adorkable), Blue getting sucked into the hat even if she sadly didn’t stay there, REGAL BELIEVER I LOVE THEM SO MUCH, Lana and the brilliant trembling of Regina’s hand when she’s talking with Robin, Emma and Snowing in the jail cells, the whole flipping montage scene at the end which was so glorious it’s still one of my favorite things to watch especially with the music, and last but not least the epic fabulousness that is Ginnifer Goodwin in those last five seconds, in which she conveyed the effects of a curse brilliantly just by clenching her jaw and lowering her head a little bit.
This episode was the perfect set up to what could have been an epic episode exploring the darker side of our favorite characters. And instead it led to…Shattered Sight. An over the top episode played for laughs, except for the part where the mentally ill villain kills herself at the end and it’s played as a beautiful sacrifice or some bullshit like that. It is, outside of 5a, the most disappointing payoff to an arc ever on this show and I would completely ignore its existence if not for the irresistible lure of the Evil Snowing scene at the end. Damn them and their delightful faces as they fall over laughing, thus making sure I cannot skip over the episode entirely.
*sigh* I’m pretty sure this is one of those things I will still be bitter about forever. Like, I will be ninety and sitting on my porch and will still bitch about it if given the opportunity;