‘A Brand New Dawn’ The Complete Art - by whitebear-ofthe-watertribe **DO NOT REMOVE CAPTION/REPOST ANYWHERE WITHOUT EXPLICIT PERMISSION** **DO NOT STEAL THIS WORK AND/OR CLAIM IT AS YOUR OWN**
In celebration of me FINALLY finishing ‘A Brand New Dawn,’ I figured I’d post all the art I did for it in one master post for anyone who didn’t get to see it before :) This has been such an incredible journey; the process of writing the equivalent of a book, as well as learning how to do various digital art mediums, all in the last year, has really helped me to grow a lot. Part of me still wishes to do a sequel, but being in my last year of college leaves little time for frivolous things like sleeping and eating, let alone the many hours needed to do any writing justice. But maybe someday!
To my Readers, I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your support. A huge thank you SO MUCH to everyone who sent in fanart for it! I still cry over them because WOW!! And to every single person who either commented on the fic itself or sent me personal messages, you are positively amazing! This process would’ve never seen completion without all your encouragement, so thank you for sticking with me through thick and thin and major hiatuses between cliffhanger chapters, until the very end (especially since that “end” took yet another hiatus of half a bloody year, haha). You are all incredible and very dear to my heart!
When my grandmother was in Auschwitz, she used to sneak out of the barracks at night to forage in the garbage for potato skins to eat, because the Nazis barely fed the prisoners enough not to starve.
One night, as she was sneaking back, she came across a Nazi soldier. She looked at him. He looked at her. She figured that was the end; he was about to shoot her.
But he didn’t. She kept walking. He let her go.
I don’t know why. It’s not what he was supposed to do, trained to do, brainwashed to do. He’d be punished if it were to be found out he didn’t. He had no particular reason to discover some humanity in that moment, but he did.
And because of that choice – I’m here. I’m alive. I exist.
I’m here posting loon pictures and spicy goblin discourse and Jewish holiday stuff and cat pictures and lik-the-bred-memes and headcanons and the Fantastic Beasts version of My Immortal. I’m here posting about resistance and social justice and trying to figure out how to make the world a better place.
I don’t know where he is now, or even if he’s still alive. But I know I’m alive, because one person made one choice in one moment to do what was right.
Aight we all know Danny is the ghost king but what if, upon being crowned, he has to choose a knight for himself. But he doesn’t trust any of the ghosts with his half life (and no way is he reinstating the fright knight) so he picks Valerie, since she’s already got a rep with ghosts and can defend herself. (I, of course, am thinking of this as gray ghost but they can be buds instead if you’re really against it)
At first I was gonna make her ghost queen, since I’ve seen pics of Sam as the ghost queen before but no. Valerie is a knight. Protecting her king because he’s a dork who gets himself into way too much trouble and makes her job hell.
no but really ghost king danny in a relationship with his knight how scandalous to the rest of the ghost zone
Lucy slid out of Kara’s hold the moment they were on the ground. “Thanks, Kara.”
She smiled. “Anytime.”
“Don’t you ever do that again!”
Lucy raised an eyebrow as Alex and Maggie jogged up to them. “You’re one to talk, Miss ‘I’ll be outside.’”
Alex hesitated, Maggie was instantly curious, and Kara was laughing.
Lucy nodded. “That’s what I thought.”
“How do you even-”
“As co-director, I helped J’onn go through the cameras after the invasion. We were looking at how to improve things with the security teams.”
“What did you do?” Maggie asked Alex, suddenly aware she had no idea how Alex got out of the DEO.
“I, well, the floor was full of Daxamites so-”
Lucy rolled her eyes. “She jumped off the balcony. With Kara still enroute.”
Maggie raised an eyebrow at Alex. Alex fumed, rolled her eyes, and muttered under her breath. Maggie shook her head. “The BOTH of you need to stop, anyway. I’m going to end up with high blood pressure.”
Lucy smirked and started to say something, but Kara interrupted her. “Please don’t say anything sexual about my sister.”
“Only because you’re a smoother flyer than Clark.”
Kara preened. “So. Day is saved, and since this wasn’t an official DEO mission, that means no paperwork. Can we get potstickers, like, right now?”
Alex nodded, amused at her sister. “We can get potstickers right now.”
Even has been up for hours, a morning person at heart, though today he may be a little extra giddy. He takes his time, slipping into the shower before picking up the discarded clothing on the floor from the night before. He carefully places the suit jackets back on their hangers, smoothing them over and placing them back in the closet.
He stops for a second in the doorframe to watch his boy, still fast asleep on his stomach, his hair wild as he snores softly into the pillow. Fucking hell he’s whipped.
Jane Foster is AWESOME, and because of you now I low-key ship her with Darcy, and even though I didn't see an epic love story between her and Thor, I want her back! Why can't the MCU do better by the women? WHY?? I scream bitterly at the void! I want Pepper, Jane, Darcy, Helen, Betty and Frigga back! Thank you for being who you are and doing what you do. They deserve so much better than canon (and most of the fandom tbh) and you truly do them justice, so thx ❤️❤️❤️
Jane/Darcy is a Good Pairing. I definitely have a thing for “Darcy has a low key crush on Jane but is just going to leave it alone because she’s pretty sure Jane is a clueless heterosexual, but actually Jane is mostly a clueless bisexual”.
About Jane/Thor - while I do ship it (I think they’re adorable!) I do think that they were given pretty short shrift in canon. Part of the problem with Jane/Thor is the problem with most of the romances in the MCU: lack of development because it wasn’t given the screentime to develop. Out of all of the relationships in the MCU, I’d honestly say the only one that doesn’t suffer from that syndrome is Pepper/Tony. But even if you were going to end that romance, that doesn’t actually mean you need to pull Jane out of the franchise entirely. Because you know, NOVEL IDEA, women can have roles outside of “love interest” and people can break up and still be friends. So like. Even if they weren’t going to put in the work for Jane/Thor as a relationship…cutting her out of the franchise entirely is just bullshit.
BUT GOD YES TO ALL OF HIS, why do we need to keep tossing female characters out the window like they’re disposable/replaceable, they’re really not.
Thank you so much for telling me I do them justice! I am embarrassed by how much of my oeuvre is male-character centric, but I will always try to do the lady characters justice in anything I write.
Now I just have to see about working Betty into something, because justice for Betty Ross.
My conservative Christian upbringing/lack of adequate sex ed being taught in school or anywhere else in my life was the reason I was sexually assaulted. I didn't know enough about consent to know that I wasn't consenting even though I wasn't fighting and saying no. Do regs really not understand that that's what happens when kids/teens aren't taught sex ed and about consent? Do they want more teens to go through what I did? They honestly terrify me.
Yea the exact same for me…..to see so called “liberal social justice bloggers” advocating for the backwards conservative bullshit that caused my abuse is a fucking nightmare