Lillian frowns, her eyes darting between Madeleine and the stroller. “Why?” she demands. “What’s wrong with it?”
“Nothing! I accidentally ordered it in the black fabric instead of the black melange, and the company refuses to exchange it. Besides, I know how badly you need a stroller, Lilly. I’ve seen the hand-me-down garage sale junker you’re currently using, and I worry that poor Milo will fall right out of it!”
“Are you… Are you sure?” she breathes. “I won’t accept charity, Maddie, and it looks really expensive…”
“I’m positive! It’s all yours. I’ve already bought another one anyway, so if you don’t take it then I’d probably just end up shoving this one into a closet somewhere and forgetting about it. I would much rather give it to a friend who can get some use out of it.”
Lillian studies Madeleine’s face for a moment before bounding over to hug her. “I don’t know what to say!” she exclaims. “Thank you so much!”
“Thank you for taking it off my hands,” Maddie beams.
“How are you feeling?” Lillian asks as she fondly pats her companion’s swollen belly. “Are you ready to meet your baby?”
“I’m ready to not be pregnant anymore,” she replies with a laugh. “My obstetrician says it should be any day now.”
“That’s so exciting!” she sighs. “And you still don’t know what you’re having?”
Maddie shakes her head. “I think it’s a boy, but Westley seems convinced that I’m having a girl.”
“You’re still seeing Westley?” Lillian scowls.
“Yes. I don’t know why I shouldn’t.”
“Because you’re married!”
Madeleine rolls her eyes. “West and I are just friends, and you know it.”
“I know that you two would be a lot more than ‘ just friends’ if you had your say about it.”
“Maybe, maybe not,” she shrugs. “But it doesn’t matter. Westley has made it perfectly clear that he’s not interested in anything more than a platonic relationship. And besides, he’s dating some other woman now anyway.”
Lillian’s eyes widen. “Who is she?”
“I refuse to discuss it, but you can ask him yourself here shortly. We have dinner plans, and I told him to pick me up from your place at six.”
hello gin!!! your newest update for 'price of a soul' is amazing! can i ask you to talk about all this symbolism in the comic (and also why do you love to hurt us so much with it)
THIS QUESTION MAKES ME SO HAPPY I’M SCREAMING THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST ANON (actually thank you everyone for your kind asks about TPOAS… THEY ARE THE FIRE IN MY VEINS THANK YOU)
I think the most important thing I wanted to work on this comic is how it is told from Tamashi’s eyes. That’s how I decided to build the characters through the story, for example, what Tamashi sees most is Allen’s face, honest, straightforward, kind, sweet, smiling, always open and welcoming:
Whereas he doesn’t see Kanda’s face, Kanda is always turned to him. And when he does, it’s from an low angle:
I had fun thinking it would be important that we, as Tamashi, know of Kanda what he does: Kanda is the father he doesn’t know anything of. Intimidating, scary, tall, unreachable, always with his back turned on him. (With his back turned to him, but I guess you wouldn’t offer your back to an enemy). I aim to, gradually, expose Kanda’s features as Tamashi grows confident, making him look more human and less of a jerk than what he does now (๑•̀ㅂ•́)و✧
Also have you noticed how everyone bends forward to talk to Tamashi? Or squats down to be at his level? So Tamashi can stare directly at them. It’s a very simple gesture but it’s one that says I’m reducing my world to your perspective because you are as important, which Kanda never does.
The first time I read DGM i had to go through the Alma arc three times to made sure I fully understood Kanda (I keep thinking there are hints of his personality I keep missing, as I do with Allen… DGM is such an amazing artwork) so when I thought of him for this story I wanted to be very careful building the conceptualism around a character that has never forgiven himself and doesn’t want redemption. Can you imagine, you spend your life trying to fulfill a promise of love and then you find out -because you slipped once, only once, you are as human as the rest even if it might not seem so-, that you have a kid you never intended on having, even less with someone you’ll never love maybe not even remember, who kinda looks like Alma when they were kids, who is called Tamashi, who, surprise, is there to bite him in his ass. Tamashi is the perspective of a future Kanda never allowed himself to have and now he’s forced to deal with it (ﾉ≧∀≦)ﾉ Good thing Allen is here to be the bridge between present Kanda and past Kanda, Allen you angel (//▽//)ゞ So, basically, what we see of Kanda is an unforgiving Kanda, intimidating, pretending to not mind when he so clearly does (in the last update with Tamashi sleeping outside of Kanda’s room he spends there looking at the boy how long? Five minutes? Ten? He didn’t awoke Tamashi either, just lets him be. He’s trying to make his way out of this without a fuss but OH YOU WON’T BE SO LUCKY KANDA The denial Is Strong).
Oh! Also I was very careful with colors and including some… … … … little details (୨୧ ❛ᴗ❛)✧
Both panels with the flowers are very important…! they are different types of flowers in different palettes… Allen’s one are somewhat fresh and rainy, so springy, whereas Kanda’s seem to be floating on an abandoned place… Pretty, but isolated (•̀௰•́ ) This is funny because oH WELL SPOILER I GUESS / CRASHES THROUGH THE WINDOW AND FLIES INTO THE SUN
(The rest of this blog is still under a bit of work, so hopefully, I can get about pages and stuff done soon. Either way, I’m super excited to start answering some aks~! (I can’t promise it’ll actually be ‘Daily,’ but I will try my best! Thanks for reading, have a lovely day~ <3)
(ALSO, thank you SO MUCH to all the sweet people who have messaged me already and talked to me. You’re warm welcome to the Pokemon Daily community was so appreciated <3)
For those of you who have been following Patrick Rothfuss for a while, you are aware that he is working diligently on Doors of Stone, but wants the story to be the absolute best it can be. In the meantime, Rothfuss announced on his Twitch stream that The Name of the Wind turns 10 years old this year. In celebration, he has decided to release a 10th Anniversary Edition for his readers!
He says this edition will feature:
◙ Minor changes to the text, and improving some unfavorable language used. Basically, he will go through and polish up the writing.
◙ Appendices about the character pronunciation, the calendar, and the currency systems within the novels. A few of these sections will have an author’s note to accompany them.
◙ A new and improved map of Temerant (The world in which the events of The Kingkiller Chronicles takes place).
◙ 20 or more illustrations depicting aspects of the story. Patrick Rothfuss is personally working with the creators.
◙ and finally, A NEW COVER!
A release date has not been released at this point. More updates about the new edition will be posted when discovered.
I for one am super excited about this news. Patrick Rothfuss knows that we are eagerly awaiting Book 3, but I respect him for waiting to publish something he is proud of. In the meantime, we will get a brand new edition of The Name of the Wind with more information to hold us over.
When I heard the news I screamed so loud! I cannot wait to get my hands on a beautiful copy of my favorite book. Take my money, Pat!
Feel free to reach out to me if you want to chat about the series. I’m always up for it. So much to discuss. :)
Guess who bought her own domain??? ME! I’m now the proud owner of ShitSlytherinsSay.com (which basically redirects to here lol) but still huge step right? I feel like since we’re almost up to 19,000 Slytherins (and other houses) it’s time to step up the game. So yeah i’m super excited to see where this account goes! But seriously guyyyys i’m working on setting it up!!
Also, I’ve been thinking about doing maybe like weekly vlogs and such like that via the Youtube. I’m not sure yet, but I think that would be fun. Also i would do things like live streams so we could watch Harry Potter together, or chat. Maybe even do videos discussing Slytherin / fandom things!
What fandom is this??? I like the characters but don't know them???
Team Fortress 2 is a 10-year-old video game/hat simulator/middle-aged mercenary murder parade. It’s made by Valve and 100% free-to-play! TF2 is distinguished by its balanced gameplay, strong design aesthetic, and absurdist sense of humor. For more detailed info on the game itself, I suggest checking it out on Steam or browsing the Wiki.
The aspect of TF2 I’ve been most excited about, though, is the comics! There are lots of update-related comics, but also a really super fun, mostly finished standalone mini-series that expands established canon and fleshes out the characters in a beautiful, hilarious way. Reading the comics is what got me back into TF2 and drawing the characters!
Hi guys! Sorry for the lack of updates lately. I haven’t been able to finish any of my art drafts (which sucks) bc of midterms and essay deadlines. BUT it’s also because I’m working on this super long Mafia! Viktuuri (smut) fic one-shot ~
So here’s a sneak peak:
I hope you’re all as excited as I am about this AU that came out of nowhere (ugh I hate my brain sometimes for generating AU ideas more than I can keep up)… [im working on like four different fics right now FML]
OK oK OK ok ok o k. Big news here folks I fell in rpgmaker hell again. And I’m making twice as much effort as I did for the one I released in october. So it should come out in april, considering the amount of work ahead.
Even the sprites are getting a makeover, and I didn’t even know I could improve them like that.
So you guessed it, Nico will be the playable character of the new game (I think everyone will be playable at some point though, if i can code it nicely)
I’ll be composing a theme song for each of the girls too !!! And knowing how much of an impatient bean I am, i’ll probably post them all before the game is released. (I’m already posting Nico’s and Nozomi’s as I type)
So I’m super excited right now !!! And I’ll probably be going back in my game making cave now. (Though you can still send in asks for the kids. Any ask about the game will be ignored/answered privately) See you around !
Hi again everyone! I have the pleasure of bringing you some long-awaited news. If you have any musically talented friends who would be excited about the opportunity to participate, you better tell them about the project now, because we have a deadline!
In honor of Modmad’s birthday, the deadline for submissions to become a musician is March 6, 2017.
Applying here as soon as possible will give us the maximum time to review your submission and ask you any questions that we need to before making our decision. I’ve had the chance to hear a bunch of great samples, and let me tell you, it’s making me super excited for what we’re going to create. We’re in a good place now, but the more the merrier. We look forward to hearing from you!
“The fuck m8? Way to end it on a cliff-hanger, I was really enjoying this story! Please update, it’s been 3 years but I do need closure”
My response: “Last year, I was working two jobs (40 hours a week and 16 hours on weekends), taking classes in the evening, and dealing with a family crisis and clinical depression. This year, thankfully, I’m only working one job, but I doubled my courseload in order to graduate faster. I come home physically and emotionally exhausted every day and when I do write, I’m lucky if I can finish a page.I would love to finish this story. I would love to finish ALL my stories. And I am trying my goddamn best and just so you know, comments like these are NOT helpful nor do they encourage me to update faster. They just make me feel like shit.FYI. Positive encouragement is the way to encourage a writer to update a chapter. Not “the fuck m8, it’s been 3 years”. Try, “I really love this story for x reason and y reason, this was my favorite part of the story, this is a theory I have about the story, I can’t wait for more”.Peace.”
It gets super frustrating as a writer when you get comments like these. Please remember, especially for fanfic–if you want an update, start with the positives. Tell them your favorite scenes. Tell them what you’re excited about, what you think might happen. Please do not guilt the writer.
WHY do i keep seeing zhanyi vs. tianshan fights?? can’t we love and be excited about both?
i mean yeah you prefer a couple but that doesn’t give you the right to shame somebody elses preference. everybody has their tastes.
In my case I love both couples. I enjoy each update whether they’re about zhanyi or tianshan. They both have a different story and different problems which are interesting and very well developed. The moments where Old Xian gives us all of them together are super adorable, especially when He Tian and the main gays did everything in their power to help Mo Guan Shan. I hope there’ll be a moment where the reverse happens too.
Anyway, please try to be nice. I don’t want to make this blog one where I keep nagging about this but I think a fandom should love each other and don’t upset one another.
First of all, thank you all SO MUCH for your patience! Life has just been crazy lately, and I didn’t get much time to draw, but here it is! I’m hoping I can keep a better schedule with this and update more, but unfortunately I can’t make promises, because… life.
Also, even though there doesn’t seem to be much happening in these two pages, this is the start of what I like to call “The Good Sh*t”. So get ready! I’m super excited about what’s to come for this comic, and I promise that I will see it out to the end! Oh, and don’t forget, if you ever have any questions for the comic, you can always ask me, and @rascal-rose, the original creator of this idea said that she’s willing to take any questions on it as well! (I know I’ve said it before, but thank you again for allowing me to turn your idea into a comic!) ^v^
Anyway, hope y’all like the update and thank you so much for following this story! <3
I haven’t updated or released any stories in almost a month! Chapter 4 of 8 Days at the Kingdom is coming soon. And I’m super excited about two new stories I’m about to get started on. They will be multi-chaptered fics but I plan to release all the chapters at the same time, so I’ve got some writing to do!
A couple weeks ago I mentioned I was starting work on a multichapter Kai Parker fanfiction. I just wanted to give a quick update on it for you guys! It’s moving along, sort of slowly, but it’s moving. I’ve just finished chapter 2, and I’m really excited about where I’m going with this so far. This is my first time writing, and so I’ve been nervous, but my editor @busysciencegeek says it’s pretty good haha. (I enlisted her help since she writes and she knows the source material well). I’m hoping to start posting some of it soon. Just a reminder the majority of it takes place before we meet Kai on TVD. If you want to be added to the list of blogs I will tag on the first chapter, let me know.