Dracorex here. I've been working on the TV Tropes pages for SaL and Fae Tales. Yes, pages XD. Still works in progress, but there are more tropes listed now! Take a look! I'm gonna check out now because my eyes refuse to do any more.
Oh my god, you’re like an epic, epic hero holy crap. Also the tropes you know, oh my god. I don’t know these tropes. *stares* *bows to your epic knowledge*
Faedom look, now there’s like, multiple pages on TV Tropes thanks to Dracorex’s hard work:
Twenty two years have passed since the defeat of Pitch, and Jack lives alone, touch-starved, with only the company of a solitary Nightmare. One evening the Man in the Moon sets him on a path that will lead him to unexpected relationships, draw the attention of the Guardians to a new coalition of villains, and challenge Jack’s every notion of what it is to be good, evil, and what it is to live in the shadows.
so my friend told me to read this fic by @not-poignant and i was bored so i did and it turned out to be hella amazing so here’s a badly made trailer for it that’ll i’ll just leave here
I always imagined when reading the fic the marks the Nain Rouge left to be somewhat more macabre than this and perhaps my make-up skills need work but the idea of this charred whorl of skin and her bloody fingerprints is what I saw when reading the book. The Nain Rouge is a scary mofo even if her swearing is adorable.
i love asking you things and i love your meta/ramble spirals because 99.9% of the time, i walk away having learned something. you might not remember this at all but i was rewatching rotg (a great comfort film to me!) and i recognized the axe pitch used against the guardians? did you give him an axe in sal on purpose?
It was completely deliberate :D
It was, in part, a symbolic severing of Pitch Black from Kozmotis Pitchiner, in a way. A sort of ‘you can never, ever be that person again.’ Pitch had alluded to this, saying that he wasn’t that person anymore, etc. but he also has constantly maintained all these strong links to that lifetime, even to the point of thinking of himself as a War General - which, as Gwyn points out, he hasn’t been for potentially hundreds, if not thousands of years.
The sword was one of the last relics from that age, and shifting it to an axe was a nod to Pitch Black from the film, since come on - Pitch looks amazing wielding that. I think it also kind of suits Pitch more, for all that he looks down on it as a weapon. In almost all the film based fanart he’s never wielding a sword, but actually an axe or huge scythe. Same with the cosplays. So while everyone got used to the sword in SAL (thanks everyone), the axe is/was way way way more familiar as the symbol of Pitch Black.
So for me, it was kind of inevitable that he get one. :)
There were consequences that came with every centre - Jack understood that now - he didn’t know if he was ready to accept the particular consequences associated with having a centre of fun.
not-poignant’s Shadows and Light series has inspired me for a very long time and Jack’s journey has resonated with me, helped me overcome my own mountains, my own challenges and taught me a lot about recovery and how the people around you contribute to that recovery at different points in the journey.
Being able to cosplay FTDWR Jack as homage to the fic that helped me in my lowest points means a lot to me and I would encourage you to go read Pia’s fan works and original fiction.
I am a shipper, and when I ship it can get very very bad. As in to the point that I’m embarrassed about myself deep in the back of my mind. My newest obsession is RotG. When I first watched the movie, I was sure that I shipped Rainbow Snow cone (Jack and Tooth. I mean seriously, when they hugged at the end it was just so damn cute!) but after reading From The Darkness We Rise by not_poignant I am addicted to BlackIce (Jack and Pitch…. don’t judge me, okay? I like when ships have fun names =P). So much that I haven’t even TRIED reading JakcXTooth. My favorite thing about FtDwR is the back story. I love that the back story is mostly correct according to the books. All of it is just so wonderfully interesting and well written. However, this was only the start.
I went to Sakura con this weekend and I didn’t have very much fun. The hotel quoted us the wrong price, they didn’t have internet (without paying money to become a “member”), and I ended up being sick. The only good thing however, is that I got to see the BlackIce ship sail before my eyes via cosplay. This made the whole weekend worth it. I fangasumed so hard that I blacked out for like 15 seconds. I came to face down on the pavement screaming and they were gone. This is very bad. I ship this way too hard. It’s ZADR and Synlet all over again and I am scared. My friend managed to get me a picture (which I will be sharing in this post). Unfortunately we didn’t get a picture of when they were actually kissing because the Pitch’s makeup started to rub off so they pulled apart really quick. Oh well, I’m just glad that they were nice enough (and shipped this with me!!!) to indulge me with the picture. Anyways, time to share this beautiful thing =)
Sorry that this post is weird. I’m not very good with words and it’s been a long day.
Not sure if this has been asked- and if it has, I'm sorry for not catching the post- but I was wondering if you happen to have a favorite scene in either parts of this series? If not, might there be a top three?
I’m sorry for taking so long to get around to this, Anon! It was such a good question that I wanted to really think about it (also I was tired and apparently not very well because of iron).
I base my favourite scenes on how I felt writing them, vs. how I think they read for others? So anyway, here’s my list of favourite scenes. I’m focusing on From the Darkness We Rise only, because ISWF isn’t completed yet.
1. When Pitch ‘seduce-stalks’ Jack. Because that wasn’t planned. Like, it wasn’t in my chapter plan. It was only when I got to the chapter and I had a note saying ‘Pitch seduces Jack’ and I’m like what the fuck does that even mean, brain. What the fuck are you- OH. And then it hit me how I wanted to do it. And it was fun, and mischievous, and just accidentally turned out hot as fuck while I was writing it, and I was really glad others read that the same way. It was a happy accident.
2. The sequence of scenes from when the Nain Rouge attacks Jack and Pitch is like OH GOD REALLY I HAVE TO TAKE YOU TO THE GODDAMNED GUARDIANS to the point where Jack collapses and Pitch picks him up and is like IF YOU TELL ANYONE I WILL KILL YOU. That whole sequence, of Pitch and Jack interacting, was so much fun to write. It was…Pitch still wondering if he wanted the shadows back, and still thinking he should be evil. And it was Jack thinking HE SAVED MY LIFE WHAT THE FUCK EVEN. :D That was a pivotal moment for me, writing the series. That was when I knew I really liked this particular Jack, and this particular Pitch, and that I was in love with their chemistry together.
3. Oh, okay, this small scene where… this sequence of dialogue/what’s happening. It’s one of my favourites that I’ve ever written:
Jack squeezed his eyes shut when Pitch started pressing gentle kisses at the base of his neck, one after the other. There was something about the quality of attention which was painful and he didn’t know what it was, or what it was doing to him, but he felt caught in it, buffeted in some internal storm that he didn’t understand.
‘It’s okay, Jack,’ Pitch whispered. ‘I’m right here.’
‘People don’t do this,’ Jack said, into fabric, unsure if Pitch would even understand him. His voice was raw.
‘I know,’ Pitch said, and there was something in the heaviness of his voice, that sent a responding twinge through Jack. And all the while, Pitch’s fingers moving inside of him, making him feel exposed, like a nerve with no skin protecting it from the world. He trembled, sensitised.
‘What are you doing?’ Jack wondered where these feelings were coming from. Wondered why now. His eyes were growing wet, there was a sting in the corner of them. It was humiliating. He wanted to hide.
‘Wanting you,’ Pitch murmured against his skin. ‘What are you doing?’
‘I’m confused,’ Jack said, and Pitch paused in the middle of tracing his lips against the bumps of Jack’s spine, exhaled hotly against his skin. Jack shivered.
‘I know. You’re not used to this.’
So there you have it! :) My three favourite scenes (at least today!) from From the Darkness We Rise. :D Thanks by the way for asking this. This was fun. :D
ok so this is probably the starting point of quite a lot more augus scribbles that i’ll continue uploading as I clean out my sketchbook - so imma call it a ‘series’ and hope it’ll help me keep motivated. i think we all know that augus belongs to @not-poignant and i can’t stop thinking about how much i love him - that being said i only read FTDWR & ISWF and not the other parts of the SALverse (nor the Fae Tales - yes shame on me i know) and my augus is always based on that–