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:
‘Will you take my hand?’ Pitch said, turning his hand so that it rested, palm up, on the bed. 'You were able to do that earlier.’
Jack realised Pitch was talking about the time he’d woken up from the nightmare. He looked down and then swallowed. There was nothing organic about this. It was stilted, required permissions. But if it was the only way, then…
Jack licked at his dry lips and then nervously lowered his hand until it was over Pitch’s palm. He curled his fingers around Pitch’s hand, and felt a buzz of sensation when Pitch’s hand shifted minutely between his, fingers pressing back.
I felt like doodling. Another something for Not-Poignat’s fanfiction because omg I don’t know anymore this thing is killing me dfgljflghkj. (You might need to open in a new tab, I’m sorry!)
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.
Tarantism - The urge to overcome melancholy by dancing.
Pitch Black/Jack Frost
(I got two requests for this! Same word, same pairing! Guess two of you really want to see Jack and Pitch dance.)
(SALverse, basically fluff)
It was one of those days.
The words didn’t quite capture the heaviness of it. He didn’t have these days so often anymore. They tended to come on the backs of dreams about his old world, his old life – how many old lives did he have now? The one as the Nightmare King. The one as Pitch. The one as Kozmotis. The one as Kozmotis pre-Seraphina. The one as Kozmotis post-Seraphina.
This time, he’d dreamt about the celebrations after the successful initiation ceremony into becoming a golden warrior. It had been a rocky affair, he’d gone deeper into the darkness than the others and his supervisor had known it and carefully said nothing after seeing the look in Pitch’s eyes. So Pitch had tried to embrace the vivacity of his colleagues and peers, drinking as vigorously as they, and yet in the depths of him a darkness whispered quietly.
FROM THE DARKNESS WE RISE TRAILER (JACK FROST X PITCH BLACK)
Okay, let’s get the niceties out of the way, nyes? I own sweet fuck all from this video. None of the gifs are mine, none of the clips are mine, the music is not mine, the story is not mine, the authoress is not mine (pity that…). Okay you get it. I don’t claim ownership over any of this. I simply whacked it together because I was feeling shit today (still feel like I’ve been run over by several trains…)and I felt I should contribute to the awesomeness that is ‘The Shadows and Light series’ and earn my spot in Not_Poignant’s well-deserved fanbase.
I tried to gather as many relevant clips as I could. Obviously with so many created characters, one can’t do much in the way of describing the plot through motion alone and I do so hate to write subtitles, because I’m weird.
If you have not read the fictions, I lovingly place the link below for my promoting pleasure, and your viewing…
“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.” -Pia (Not_Poignant)
And with that, we close out with some Pitch/Jack banter, some fluff, and honestly the longest acknowledgements on the planet (I’m sorry). I’ll be editing this beast over the next couple of weeks, but otherwise - as it says on FF.net and AO3 both, this series is now complete!