That awkward moment when you draw something to celebrate 100+ followers, get impatient and decide to post it before you hit 100, then take so long to finish it you end up hitting 100 before you can post it anyway.
Anyways, holy crap, this blog hit 100+ followers! Hooray! :D Where did you all come from? Why are you here?? How the hell did you all manage to fit in my house??? There’s not even enough room for that many people in here wtf.
I like the idea of each planet having a “night and day” ruler, it’s so cute, like
Gemini is the day ruler of Mercury, Virgo is the night ruler of Mercury
Libra is the day ruler of Venus, Taurus is the night ruler of Venus
Aries is the day ruler of Mars, Scorpio is the night ruler of Mars
Sagittarius is the day ruler of Jupiter, Pisces is the night ruler of Jupiter
Aquarius is the day ruler of Saturn, Capricorn is the night ruler of Saturn
Leo is the Sun (day), Cancer is the Moon (night)
The feminine signs are the night rulers, the masculine signs are the day rulers; masculine signs are more comfortable out in the daylight, the spotlight, when everyone else is able to see them shine. Feminine signs are more at home during the night, it is their sanctuary, they express their energies more naturally when they are soothed by the mystery and tranquil solitude of the night.
And then you have the case of the few other planets that are only ruled by one sign. Aquarius is the sole ruler of Uranus. Their Uranian qualities are present no matter what, it is part of their kooky persona. Pisces is the sole ruler of Neptune. The Neptunian influence of illusion and fantasy is something that hangs on to Pisces every second. Scorpio is the sole ruler of Pluto. Scorpio can’t escape Pluto. It is following them around through every suspicion.
Shadow Moon is just so pure and unequivocally good, and I’m just in awe of him. He’s confused and unable to grasp what’s going on around him. He’s in denial. Sure, he’s seen all these ridiculous and illogical things but he’s still unwilling to believe what he’s seeing. He still wants to hold on to his long-held philosophy, and can we blame him? I know some people think it’s odd that he’s still unable to believe what he’s seeing, but it’s realistic. No one really wants to believe in something that challenges everything they already believe in, even if they’re seeing it with their own two eyes. Once you start believing in the impossible, you can’t go back and your entire life changes. That’s when it becomes real.
You’re more comfortable gravitating towards what you know, even if evidence says otherwise. The unknown is terrifying; no one wants to venture into the unknown because there’s a lack of predictability that comes with it.
When something’s familiar and predictable, it’s safe. When it’s not, it’s not. You know what to expect from the familiar, but you don’t know what to expect from the unknown and that makes some people hesitant to move forward. I’m just happy that we’re finally able to get this take on this strange new world from the perspective of a Black man. In Abbie Mills, we were able to get the perspective of a strange new world where weird things happened through the eyes of a Black woman. As short-lived as that win was, it was still a win. I wish we could have seen a world where Shadow Moon & Abbie Mills existed at the same time, because the possibilities would have been endless. It would have been amazing inspiration for some thought-provoking, abstract meta.The comparisons would have sparked quite a few things that we probably wouldn’t have thought about before. Abbie, just like Shadow, saw something impossible happen too but she refused to believe what she saw. Even though there was evidence of what happened to her, she blocked it out and refused to believe it. Abbie & Shadow are so much alike, and it’s a shame they couldn’t exist at the same time.
With all that being said, I think it’s important to acknowledge and celebrate how groundbreaking Shadow Moon is and how different he is from the other Black male characters we’ve been exposed to in the last few years. He’s so different, and I don’t think we give the writers & Ricky enough credit for bringing Shadow Moon to life and creating a character you genuinely want to see win.
I have a few copies of Morning Star, so I decided to paint one! I’ve never done something like this before but I’ve always wanted to try it. It was definitely something different for me since I never write in my books or even fold the pages, but I really like how it came out! It’s so sparkly too, the pics don’t do the sparkly-ness justice haha
I love to imagine the Shards’ participation in the creation or discovery of ‘humanity’ on their worlds, because really, some of these local versions of humans are so far removed from Yolen’s original ‘humans’…
Devotion and Dominion: well,
we’ve created nice, normal humans here for the most part, but what about the
ones too packed with Investiture to stay that way?
Devotion and Dominion: …
[look at each other]
Ruin: okay, good, we’ve
pretty much replicated humans right (I think) with the addition of some cool
new metal powers. we contributed equally. right? right. and I get to kill
them all later
Preservation: [looks up
from imbuing humans with some of his own self]
Endowment: huh, there’s already people here? imma pick the
ones I like and make them SUPER TALL and SMOKIN’ HOT
Honor: dear. dear, can we
please try to make normal humans
Cultivation: NO NO NO okay
look at this if we cross this strain
with the natives then they get STONE FINGERNAILS. LITERAL STONE.
Cultivation: and if we
incorporate this version then instead of stone nails you get hair and skin that’s
metallic gold HOW COOL IS THAT
Cultivation: AND THESE ONES
GET SHELL-CRUNCHING MOLAR PLATES AND SUPER JAW STRENGTH
Cultivation: and they’re
all gonna display hair colour inheritance by PERCENTAGE
Cultivation: and that’s not
even getting to the Invested ones
same day as Misono’s birthdaaay >w>)/ ! but yeah… couldn’t draw anything for him until now ._. truly sorry…
at least have Kuro for valentine’s day ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)! where are you, KuroFangirls, I wanna hear you screaaammm ( 9òwó)9!! ok jokes, but still.. Servamps ‘n Co look so handsome in those costumes >w>)~ <3 SEKEYEEEEEE
enjoy your day with people you adore >w>) <3 !! I’m gonna watch fifty shades of Jumin Han with my friends later… :’D ! what a day ~