book designing

I see various versions of Ouma’s beta designs (like small differences) A!Kichi is always the same. But B!Kichi has either black or white hair and pants. Eyes are bicolured sometimes and sometimes not. And C!Kichi’s eyes are not always bicoloured eyes. And as for height, C!Kichi and Ouma’s final design are taller than his previous designs? So confusing… are there actually 3 or 4 different variations of Ouma’s beta designs???


So I was super excited when @slashyrogue posted up the last chapter of Hungry for You from their Open Veins series. So excited in fact that I compiled all the fic and turned this amazing series into a book. Slashy deserves all the love, and I’m so happy to give something back for all the amazing fic they write.

I won’t share the pdf (that’s up to Slashy if they’re comfortable with that), but here are some snippets of what the final product looked like.

I’m having a blast doing these. If any of my author friends are interested in seeing one (or a collection) of their fics designed for book printing, feel free to drop me a message in my askbox.

(ETA: Clarification to say that I’m offering these free of charge, they aren’t commissions. I just think it’s fun. So if you’ve avoided asking for that reason, don’t!)

A Collection Of Books By Neurologist Oliver Sacks

If you’re interested in neuroscience or psychology, I’d highly reccomend any book by Oliver Sacks! I get asked a lot about books to read so you can also check out this video I made with my top 7 and this masterpost which includes websites where you can learn more!

1. Migrane

For centuries, physicians have been fascinated by the many manifestations of migraine, and especially by the visual hallucinations or auras- similar in some ways to those induced by hallucinogenic drugs or deliria–which often precede a migraine. Dr. Sacks describes these hallucinatory constants, and what they reveal about the working of the brain. 

2. Awakenings

Awakenings is the remarkable account of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen in a decades-long sleep, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr. Sacks gave them the then-new drug L-DOPA, which had an astonishing, explosive, “awakening” effect. Dr. Sacks recounts the moving case histories of these individuals, the stories of their lives, and the extraordinary transformations they underwent with treatment.

3. The Island of The Color Blind

Oliver Sacks has always been fascinated by islands, and this book is an account of his work with an isolated community of islanders born totally colorblind.  He listens to these achromatopic islanders describe their colorless world in rich terms of pattern and tone, luminance and shadow.

4. Uncle Tungsten

A book about Sacks’ childood;  his discovery of biology, his departure from his childhood love of chemistry and, at age 14, a new understanding that he would become a doctor.

5. An Anthropologist on Mars

This book talks about 7 seemingly paradoxical neurological conditions: including a surgeon consumed by the compulsive tics of Tourette’s Syndrome except when he is operating; an artist who loses all sense of color in a car accident, but finds a new sensibility and creative power in black and white; and an autistic professor who has great difficulty deciphering the simplest social exchange between humans, but has built a career out of her intuitive understanding of animal behavior. 

6.  Seeing Voices

 A journey into the world of deaf culture, and the neurological and social underpinnings of the remarkable visual language of the congenitally deaf. Sacks writes “The existence of a visual language, Sign, and the visual intelligence that goes with its acquisition, shows us that the brain is rich in potentials we would scarcely have guessed of, shows us the almost unlimited resource of the human organism when it is faced with the new and must adapt.”