More progress for that Underonline thing im workin on. These backgrounds are killing me though. Neither one works as one is mood and one is story based but both clash with the character. I’ll figure it out. Blehhh.
It just needs more contrast over all but hey, here’s another work in progress
This was fun and I havent had much time to paint like this recently. I MUST MAKE THE TIME!!!! UF Undyne’s my favorite character in all of undertale at the moment and im seeing some wicked cool story arcs for her from various other blogs like @undertalebrokenhome. I had been thinking about a UF kids comic of my own but never got too far with it and this blogs got a pretty interesting story developing. Cant wait to see what else comes from there.
I prolly wont have enough time for comics so ill have to stick to individual paints, sketches, and projects like this.
is it an autistic trait to like make up rules for eating foods and getting upset if I can't follow them? like for example I always eat bags of chips from the smallest to the largest chip and if someone randomly reaches into the bag and takes one out of order I will suddenly get mad for no reason? I'm questioning if I might be on the spectrum and this is just one of my traits that I'm thinking about
heck yeah it is.
my own personal favorite is that i used to have to split my food equally between my left, right, and front teeth, like chew one bite on the left, the next on the right, and the next in front? because i felt bad that people’s front teeth never got to taste any food (anthropomorphizing inanimate objects is also an autistic thing) and because then it was nice and equal and balanced.
i don’t know why exactly. we are definitely “pattern people”, we crave and enjoy patterns. we also use things like that for stability and predictability in a world that can have unpredictable sensory assaults and unpredictable Weird Allistic Social Rules.
For this fanfic writer Wednesday, I want to talk about one of my favorite people on this site, and that is @chocolatequeennk. I can’t believe I haven’t made one of these posts about her before. Well, here it is now.
I first started talking to Nancy about a year and a half ago when I read her fic Double Blind. I was instantly captivated by the plot and the characterization, and fell in love immediately. I was still pretty new to the fandom and leaving a signed review of fics was terrifying, but I did it and then decided to check out other fics by this author because I loved her writing style and wanted to see what else she had written for the fandom.
Oh boy, was I in for a treat.
I had been seeing posts about this fic called To Make Much of Time for a few months, but never gave it much thought. It was a WIP, which I actively avoid usually, and had a projected 41 chapters, which seemed far too daunting for my mental state at the time. But one night I was having a really bad night and it was already around midnight, and I decided to start this work in progress.
Thus a relationship was born. Or obsession. Either or.
Holy freaking crap, I fell head over heels for To Make Much of Time, and Nancy hasn’t been able to get rid of me since ;) Tuesdays were my new favorite day of the week, as a new chapter would come out. This fic really helped me get through a rough patch, so I have a deep emotional attachment to it. And it is a fantastic piece of writing. If you’ve never read it, it’s a s2 rewrite where the Doctor and Rose accidentally share a telepathic/empathic connection, and the story follows s2 with tweaks and rewrites to show the Doctor and Rose’s evolving relationship and romance. It’s one of the best fics I’ve ever read. And as an added bonus, through this fic, I also found a wonderful friend.
But 7 days between updates of a fic left me with some time to expand my fanfiction horizons, so I decided to branch out even further to see what else this chocolatequeennk person had written.
Oh boy, was I in for another treat.
I binged everything she ever wrote and I think I spammed her inbox as I slowly made my way through all of her fics.
One of my favorite things about her fic is that a lot of them are parts of series. It amazes me how many different ideas she can have floating around in that magnificent brain of hers and how she’ll interconnect them all. She’ll already have sequels and prequels plotted out to expand these series. She is just so brilliant and talented, it’s so fun to brainstorm with her and watch her think. And everything new she publishes is always amazing.
She is, by trade, a romance author, which I absolutely adore, because she writes the cutest scenes between the Doctor and Rose. Especially when she writes the Doctor and Rose having a telepathic bond (which is a very common theme in her fic, much to my excitement and enjoyment!)
But don’t let that fool you. She can kill you with angst just as easily. My personal favorite angsty story of hers is One Last Touch. Remember that telepathy theme I was talking about? Yeah, she uses it to make Doomsday even more heartbreaking!!
Nancy is also a published novelist, who has written a wonderful 3-book series. The first of which is a re-telling of Pride and Prejudice from Darcy’s point of view; the second is the tale of Georgiana Darcy’s first Season in London; the third is of Kitty Bennet being courted by the new Earl of Lisle and all the drama that surrounds his new Earldom. I bought her books a few months ago and binged them all, twice, and would very much recommend them to everyone. You should especially consider buying them now, because they’re on sale until Friday :) It is quite a bargain for some excellent books.
Not only is Nancy an absolutely fantastic author, she is an excellent proofreader/beta, a wonderful sounding board if I ever need to bounce a fic idea off her head, and more importantly, she’s an amazing friend. She is so supporting and encouraging of everyone, and she is the most positive person I have ever met.
Nancy is such a gift to this fandom, between her fics, her meta posts, and her positivity. I’m so happy to call her a friend. You should check out all of her fics right now (AO3) and just go say hi to this magnificent human being.
Tagged by @yuuyaas
(☆ω☆) Hellu thanks cutie for the tag, I am starstruck.
1. Favorite Anime?
I have a lot, since I finally started getting into seasonal anime a few years back. Haikyuu for one, then Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki Kun, One Punch Man, Noragami, Barakamon, Silver Spoon, Hataraku Maou Sama, Magi Kingdom of Magic, Akatsuki no Yona… Ping Pong… and… wait, I think I wrote a rec list a while back.
2. Your Worst Anime?
All the ones I dropped because they were set up to seem really solid but had a very flakey and shallow plot… no offence to anyone who likes any of these series, but on my list I have stuff like… Ao no Exorcist, Soul Eater (Which I watched to the end tbh), Shingeki no Kyojin, Pandora Hearts, Kuroshitsuji… Fairy Tail… I just sort of lost interest… maybe I should give them another chance.
3. Do you read the Manga that go with the Anime you watch?
Sometimes, but not always. It’s the same the other way around. If I start with the anime, and the anime is good, and I can’t wait for the next season I’ll go binge the manga lol.
4. Favorite Genres?
Shounen, comedy, slice of life I guess, but lately I have come to shake my head at Naruto and Bleach.
5. Least Favorite Genres?
Not a fan of too much gore for the sake of gore, or fanservice with no plot.
6. Favorite Character?
Hatake Kakashi, Urahara Kisuke, Hirako Shinji, Roy Mustang, Seo Yuzuki… Mikoshiba Mikoto… LOL
7. Least Favorite Character?
Hmmm idk don’t really have one, but I generally really hate characters who are shown to be weak willed and very blindly smitten with some character and not shown much redemption or development later on. Guess that’s the fault of the writer and not the characters themselves, but yeah really hate those kinds.
8. Qualities you like in a Character?
Backstories, characters who have been through some real shit but their heart is still made of gold and they stand back up again and again and again.
9. Short or Long anime?
Short and sweet, but if it’s something amazing like hunter x hunter I will watch all of it. Long stuff I just usually go straight to the manga, like Bakuman.
10. Anime or Manga?
Why not both ; )
11. How do you choose the anime you watch?
Recs from people I know who have decent taste, sometimes baited by art style, MAL ratings, and I also tend to flag what I think I’ll be interested in in the coming season.
12. Skip or listen to Intros/Outros?
Skip usually, unless I super like the song or I am busy doing something else anyway.
13. How do you cope if your friends or family don’t like you watching anime?
Lol don’t care.
14. Do you stop an anime midway if you don’t like it?
Yep, absolutely. See question 2. It’s not a conscious decision to drop it per se, I just lose interest and always forget to pick it back up, and after a while it’s in the abyss of my dropped series.
How many Tales games have you played, and which ones?
(in order) Abyss, Xillia, Xillia 2, Zestiria, Symphonia, and currently playing Vesperia
Which one was your favorite and why? Who did you play as? Who was your overworld character?
Tying the Xillias bc I can’t choose between them tbh?? They just…I don’t know. They got me severely hooked on the series and I just…loved the cast in both games so much. I mained Milla in X1, but I main Jude now. And then I mained Ludger in X2. Overworld character was never really static, though. Usually Alvin in X1, though. Mostly Ludger in X2, but I tended to flop around between Alvin, Jude, and Gaius.
Who is your all-time favorite Tales character (any game)?
-inhales deeply- i love ludger will kresnik he deserved so much better and i will do everything in my power to protect him also i love victor goodbye
What are your ships? Your Tales OTP/3/x (pick one)?e?
ludger (or victor really)/lara
victor/ludger (shamefully runs away)
velvet/magilou/rokurou (TWO GIRLS ONE SAMURAI)
ummm?? i like eizen/zaveid as a brotp. don’t murder me. lol rowen/alvin also is an underrated brotp…maybe not brotp per se but like. awesome dude relationship. …so yeah brotp.
Which fandom(s) are you currently most active in, if any?
tales obviously but since each game is like its own sub-fandom, xillia and berseria for sure
What fandom(s) have you been active in in the past, if any?
i had a YGO blog years ago and i miss that url so much lol
Is there a fandom you wish existed or were still active?
THE FUCKING JAK AND DAXTER FANDOM
Have you ever cosplayed a Tales character? If so, who?
yeah i cosplayed adult!elle this year at the local con!!
If you were to choose one Tales game and put it into an alternate universe, what would it be?
XILLIA 2 AU WHERE EVERYONE LIVES GODDAMIT
If you were to crossover one Tales game with another non-Tales series, what would it be?
It didn’t really hit until nearly three months later. I’m parking the car in the street, grabbing my groceries from the boot, and making my way up to the house. I’m thinking back to my afternoon with one of the youth girls, and I see my housemates sitting in the lounge watching FRIENDS. It’s only then that it occurs to me - I am living in Australia. I have routines. I have favorite places. I have people.
I have a home here in Australia. I imagined this for years. I dreamed it and wanted it, yet it always felt like this faraway idea. I never thought it would be reality. And yet, here I am sitting on a lounge, watching one of my housemates exercise while the other eats ice cream. This is a reality, and it’s finally sinking in.
The rules are: Answer the questions and tag 10 people you wanna get to know better
Favorite Anime/Manga: BNHA, One Piece, One Punch Man, Mob Psycho 100, Naruto/Naruto Shippuden, Haikyuu!!, Dragon Ball Z, that’s all I can think of off the top of my head haha
Favorite Videogames: The Legend of Zelda series, Super Mario World, Donkey Kong Country, Pokemon, Overwatch, Rocket League, Grand Theft Auto V
Favorite Books: I don’t read as many books as I used to when I was younger. But books/series I’ve really enjoyed are Harry Potter, A Song of Ice and Fire, Goosebumps, The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Outsiders
Favorite TV shows: The Walking Dead, The Flash, Doctor Who, Steven Universe, Gravity Falls, Voltron, Star Wars Rebels
Last song I listened to: 99 - MOB CHOIR. This has been on repeat since I first listened to it lmao
Average hours of sleep: idk but it’s not enough lol
Cat person or dog person: see above (its cats)
Favorite fictional characters: carlos (the light of my life), and wayy too many others to list
Number of blankets I sleep with: one, if it’s really cold then two
Favorite singer/band: too many…,,.
Dream Trip: kinda wanna go on one of those huge roadtrips where u just go everywhere
Dream Job: something to do with making things (im in college for graphic design rn and thats pretty gr8)
When was this blog created: 2014 i think
Current number of followers: 470
What do you post: anything i like, mostly podcasts, cats, and general things i find cool or funny
When did your blog reach its peak: when that one post i made ended up with like 5000 notes somehow and i got a bunch of followers from that
What made you decide to get a tumblr: way back when in like 2012 i was in a hetalia roleplay group on deviantart (what a nerd) and then there was a skype group and then everyone made a tumblr so i did too
Why did you choose your URL: i post a lot of night vale and i love carlos… the x is in there bc perfectimperfection was taken… but it adds to the #aesthetic so its ok