after years of editing it finally uploads

After more than two years, almost 800,000 words, 110 volunteer alphas and betas … The rewrites and final edits for The Debt of Time have reached a point that I can start uploading to Ao3 (and replacing on FFN) without getting too behind. I’m currently rewriting Chapters 75-90 this week, so I have a decent head start.

Since I’m wanting to post about 6 chapters per week (thinking 3 at a time twice a week, or two three times a week depending on the flow, the chapters, and the readers) this will give me a little head start on completely getting the story uploaded and available in PDF and ePub format by the end of summer.

So keep an eye out today for the first FINAL chapters 1-3 of The Debt of Time to make their debut.

anonymous asked:

Hey I just wanted to say I've been kind of bummed out about my art, I feel like I'm not improving. I was wondering if you could show me a comparison of your old artwork to your recent artwork and maybe some advice? Thanks c: PS your art is so beautiful

Hi! That’s actually a really interesting ask (ʘ‿ʘ) Everybody prepare yourselves bc it’s time to laugh. I’m gonna show you a few of my older drawings to prove that you can achieve a lot only if you work hard uwu

As i said several times it was really, REALLY hard for me to get used to my tablet. It was so different from a normal pencil and a sheet of paper. D; (if you want to see more of my older traditional art visit my deviantart here) For a long time i couldn’t even finish a single painting because i knew from the beginning it was total crap. If i finished something and was actually pleased with the piece, that was usually just a happy accident lol

I bought my tablet (Wacom Bamboo Pen&Touch) in 2014 and started working in Corel Painter 11 because that was one of the softwares my art senpai was using (shoutout to @petite-madame​ your amazing tips and tutorials helped me a lot back then, thank you!)
I tried really hard to achieve that oil painting texture so i experimented with different brushes all the time.

This is one of my first paintings. I have no idea what was that to be honest. It’s from May 2014.

Another painting is just a perfect example of a huge happy accident. It took around 15 hours to finish? :’D It was a nightmare. And now I think it would take me probably 2 hours because it’s not even a full portrait haha

The next one is a proof that if you’re a beginner you probably don’t want to paint anything with complicated lighting without a decent reference. That was probably my biggest problem because I really wanted to paint full illustrations but had no basic knowledge about lighting, colors and anatomy. Baby steps, that’s the point. Start with simple things and try leaving your comfort zone slowly, step by step. This is also important with art block (at least for me). You probably noticed that I haven’t uploaded anything complicated recently. That’s because I’ve been trying really hard to get rid of that horrible art block and for me only simple paintings can do the work and help me in this situation.

Another painting (again not finished just like 90% of things i’m showing you now) is from December 2014 and you can see I already improved a lot. Stopped messing around that much with different brushes and started using only 2 or 3 (here basic round ones). Also at this point I started using Photoshop CS6.

Yes, yes. Like I told you, I was a Supernatural trash.

When it comes to kpop fanart I started at the beginning of 2015. A lot of experiments with brushes again:

And this happens if you have no idea about colors and still struggle with blending. (April 2015?) Again not finished because I saw it was going nowhere.

The last one is my first ever Jin fanart. Poor Jin, how could I do this to him :’D Again I had no idea how to blend colors. I don’t wanna mention the fact that it doesn’t even look like Jin.

I think this painting was my breakthrough moment when I finally learned something about blending and brushes. After uploading this one and getting positive feedback I finally had more motivation to finish my paintings. I finally noticed the progress after a year of sweating and crying over my tablet. :’D

And some of my recent artworks here (PLEASE DO NOT EDIT/REUPLOAD):


So basically my advice for beginners/art blocked is start simple, watch/read tutorials and speedpaintings that might inspire you or let you to discover something new.

I really hope that my answer motivates and inspires you a bit, my dear anon! I’m sure you’re improving, just look back at your paintings and think about all of the things you’ve learned in the process on your own mistakes and from other people! <3

Thank you for loving my art and good luck! ^^

Fall of Earth / Spectre Arrives
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Fall of Earth / Spectre Arrives

Finally uploaded this after procrastinating for a year! I had to compose music for a sound replacement project, and I chose a Mass Effect 3 trailer. This is a highlight of two sections edited together. ❤︎ best with headphones 🎶

(had to re-upload because tumblr has better audio quality than soundcloud)

So... What´s going on?

OBS!! This is mostly relevant to anybody who is not familiar with my previous work! But this could be useful even to people who have followed me for a while, but are a little confused over my future plans. 

I will start with this: Who am I? I am a digital compositor, editor, script writer and illustrator known as “TheNamelessDoll” on the inter webs. You might have heard of me in relation to my fan-edited Disney work or my random ass Youtube channel. Nothing special, but that channel is relevant to this! For the past 3+ years I have been making and uploading my stories in a very unconventional format: Non/Disney crossovers. I basically use already existing animated character to tell my own stories.

Anyhow: One of these stories of mine became a crossover series called “To Belong” (see the 5 uploaded episodes HERE!). Out of all my story ideas, this was the one that I wanted to make into an original series the most. And now, after years of wanting to do this, I  finally feel confident enough to put my butt in high gear and make my dream a reality.

So this winter I will start a Kickstarter project for this series! It will be a 20 minute long first episode, with 100% original 2D animation, music and VAs. But even if the Kickstarter has not started yet, I am already looking for staff-members (basically just to ensure that people would be interested in working with me). So yeah, that is what is going on! You can read more about all of this in my “To Belong” tag.

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WHAT´S THE PROJECT?

  • KICKSTARTER: The first episode of “To Belong”
  • PITCH: “In a land where every human has their own animal form, we follow three orphan siblings as they journey far and wide in order to help a young lord find his way back home.”
  • GENRE: Fantasy Adventure
  • MAIN DEMOGRAPHIC: Teens/young adults
  • FORMAT: Original 2D animated web-series
  • “ANYTHING ELSE?” : Straight characters are a minority. ;D

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Stay tuned for updates!!

//TheNamelessDoll <3

With My Entire Being

so i thought if an idea… you know how one of the most common imagine ideas is where the reader is getting hate from the youtuber’s fandom and so they stand up for the reader? well do you think you could do one the other way around? so dan is getting hate from the reader’s youtube fandom and she stands up for him and responds in a video? thanks

I hope this is okay Hun. Let me know what you think :) xxoo

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You were so excited to share the news with your followers and friendly community. Your relationship with Dan had been going strong for about 2 years now and you had both decided it was time to tell everyone. You had filmed the boyfriend tag for your channel, though it was a cliche way to announce it, you figured they would want it at some point anyway.

After spending the entire day editing, it was finally time to hit the upload button. You both watched it load with anticipation, once it was 100%, you shut the laptop and placed a loving kiss onto Dan’s plump lips.

“Don’t you want to read the comments?” Dan questioned, his brows slightly furrowed.

“No, I want to wait a while. Maybe watch a movie first?” You suggested, to which Dan smiled at.

“You pick, I’ll get us a drink” Dan says, kissing your forehead before standing up and wondering into the kitchen.

You chose a movie that neither of you had seen, waiting for Dan to return before pressing play.

Throughout the movie, you had managed to move into a position where Dans arms were wrapped around you while your head rest upon his chest. Your eyes had just began to fall, to heavy to hold open any longer until the end credits began to roll.

“Well, the movie was good but that ending was shit” Dan spoke, and you couldn’t help but giggle at his critiquing of the movie.

“Any other words on it Mr. Howell? Were the SFX up to your standards?” you teased with a smirk glued to your lips.

“Oh shush you” Dan replied while he nuzzled his face into the crook of your neck and placed little kisses all over the sensitive skin.

“Want to see the reaction now?” You question. Both of you instinctively look too the laptop that lay on the coffee table in front of you.

“Lets do it” Dan says.

You both sit up, you pull your laptop onto your legs and open up the bright screen. You open youtube and wait for the video to load while your leg bounces up and down anxiously.
Once the page is loaded, you begin to scroll down and what you read was honestly shocking.

So many hurtful and offensive things were written, not about you, but Dan. You went to close the laptop, not wanting to anymore, however before you could do so Dan pulled it onto his lap and continued to read.

“Dan, I-I’m so sorry… I really didn’t expect.. this” You stuttered, not sure of what to say.
Your words were true however, you would never expect your own subscribers to such horrible things about both a person and your entire relationship.

“It’s fine. It’s not your fault” Dan said. He had stopped scrolling now however his eyes were still glued to the screen.

Your heart ached at the hurt expression upon Dan’s gorgeous features. And as his eyes started to glass over, your entire body was in pain.

“I’ve uh.. I’ve gotta go to a work thing. I’ll talk to you later” Dan stuttered, standing quickly, kissing your temple and running off.

“Dan!” you called out but only heard your front door shut.

You knew Dan didn’t have any work ‘thing’ on, he just didn’t want you to see how upset he was. And knowing this only hurt you more and you could no longer fight back the tears that filled your eyes.

You sat in silence for a while before deciding on what to do. You couldn’t let your subscribers hurt someone like that, and even worse, possible hurt a loving relationship.
After enough though, you set up your camera for the second time that day pressing record and begging to talk.

“Hey everyone, earlier I uploaded a video revealing my relationship with my boyfriend Dan. We were both so excited to finally tell you guys, so happy that we’d be able to share some of our exciting moments with all of you, but the reaction you guys had was completely unacceptable.
I’m not sure why you would feel the need to say such horrible things about a person and their relationship but I hope that hurting two happy people made you feel better.
I know now that a lot of you dislike the idea of Dan and I being in a relationship, however, though we have not yet said it to each other, I love Dan. I love him with my entire being and I refuse to let him go just because you don’t like our relationship.
He is the kindest, most caring and intelligent man I have ever met, so please, if you don’t like us, don’t comment, simply leave the video and unsubscribe.
I’ll talk to you all later, bye.”

And that was it. You didn’t edit the video, there was no need. You had filmed with messy hair and tear stained cheeks, but all the mattered to you was Dan.

After the video had uploaded, you lay on the sofa and attempter to call Dan, however you ended up with message bank. sighing, you made a nice beverage and turned on some crapy night time show. Only 40 minutes later, there were 3 loud knocks on your front door.

You stood up and made your way there, opening the door only slightly at first to see who it was. As soon as you saw Dan standing, a bouquet of your favourite flowers in hand, you pulled the door open completely.

“I love you too” Dan says, passing you the flowers which you take before jumping into his arms with your arms around his neck. Dan nuzzles his dance into your neck.

“Thank-you” He whispers.