cat smash

Just consider the fact that, actually, in the phandom the most significant songs are:

1. Interrupted by Fireworks
2. Toxic
3. All Stars

Now imagine the face of someone totally outside of the Phandom getting hold of this information.

I know many of you are Harry Potter fans.  I was familiar with the movies but not an expert by any means.  So this scene for the Chicago Treasures project I am working on with Larry Broutman, took some time for me to research.  Which is quite a task given that there are so many books to work from.

In any case I hope I have done the Harry Potter fan base proud with my take.

Here the young girl featured in the scene is playing the role of Hermione Granger. 

I wanted my illustration to incorporate the pets of each character as well. 

So we have Hermione’s larger than typical cat, with smashed face and extra tufts of fur - Crookshanks,

Ron’s rat Scabbers who is missing patches of his fur and all.

Harry’s beautiful snowy owl Hedwig gracefully flying into the scene from the background. 

And then to pull the eyes focus back onto Hermione, her patronus Otter that is being cast from her wand. 

My All-time Fave Fics

I apologize it’s late! I was away for the long weekend, but now I’m back and we’re in business! Here’s my list of fics that I’ve either read over and over because they’re that damn good or they’re WIPs that are sure to join that list in the near future. And instead of a summary I’ve provided a song (or in some cases a soundtrack) that I feel captures the tone of the fic. Happy reading!

*A Rhapsody of Sorts by @silverglass (Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Despair)

*Awkward Beat/Pregnant Pause by @finding–cat (Smashing Pumpkins - Stand Inside Your Love)

*Bloom by ghoststyles (Liars - The Other Side of Mt. Heart Attack)

*Boys Don’t Cry by oxygenstyles (From Autumn to Ashes - Autumn’s Monologue)

*Cake for Breakfast by @fromherlips (Tegan & Sara - All You Got)

*Clicking With You by @inchildhoodwedream (Smashing Pumpkins - Thirty Three)

*Crooked Heart by @nebulastyles (Tin Sparrow - For You)

*Crooked Love by @aceofstyles (Silversun Pickups - Stay With Me)

*Dandelion & Burdock by @stylesprimes (Wolf Alice - Baby Ain’t Made of China)

*Deckled Edges by @littlebird006 (The Shins - Those to Come)

*Disconnected by @afitzgeraldfic (Radiohead - True Love Waits)

*Do Not Go Gentle by @abejas-fic (Ludovico Einaudi - Whirling Winds)

*Down and Out by @inkoasis (Tara Rice - We’re In This Together)

*Elephant Gun/A Moment’s Grace by @finding–cat (this fic haunted me for a year (and it still does) so I made a soundtrack for it)

*Evaporate by @standingfacingwest (Band of Skulls - Cold Fame)

*Flickers by @nebulastyles (Frou Frou - Let Go)

*Forever Hold Your Peace by @cheesewithchips (Bloc Party - Sunday)

*Frail Love by @onismanxiety (The Joy Formidable - Silent Treatment)

*Goffin & King by @fromherlips (Radiohead - Nude)

*habits (stay high) by @tastinglonely (Pearl Jam - Indifference)

*Heist by @alwaysinstylesfics (this lovely little fic has a whole playlist dedicated to it!)

*If You Ever Leave Me by @inficwetrust (UNKLE - Lonely Soul)

*In Your Atmosphere by @fromherlips (MS MR - BTSK)

*Journeyman by @littlebird006 (The Joy Formidable - Anemone)

*La Douleur Exquise @pomene (Radiohead - Thinking About You)

*Leather & Lace by @mackabees (David Vertesi - Learn To Run)

*Love is a Laserquest by @lifeinblueprint (Zulu Winter - Moment’s Drift)

*Matters of the Heart by @afitzgeraldfic (South - Fragile Day)

*Nom de Plume by @stylesprimes (Roo Panes - Stay With Me)

*Polaroid by @stilesharrystyles (The Cure - Pictures of You)

*Pure Feeling by @aceofstyles (She Wants Revenge - Take the World)

*Res Ipsa Loquitur by @bioluminescentwriting (KOL - Knocked Up)

*Rivers & Roads by @harrystyluhs (Jimmy Eat World - Night Drive)

*Salute by @bioluminescentwriting (Alexander - A Million Years)

*Silver Springs by @lifesbetterasamermaid (I pretty much send Sav a song for every chapter she destroys my heart so I just decided to make a soundtrack)

*Sugar on the Asphalt/Tennessee Teacakes by @justanchorandhope (Florence + the Machine - St. Jude)

*The Double Plaid by @wokeuptired (Sia - Breathe Me)

*The Golden Hour by @standingfacingwest (Sam Roberts - Golden Hour)

*The Faux Affair by @looselucy (Brandon Flowers - Lonely Town)

*The Love Club by @beggingforfics (Death Cab for Cutie - All Is Full of Love)

*The Nice Guy @onismanxiety (Sam Roberts - Uprising Down Under)

*Twinkle Toes by @konstantine11-11 (Edward Sharpe - Hot Coals)

*Valley of the Dolls by @onismanxiety (Kurt Vile - Baby’s Arms)

*Vo’ke by @beggingforfics (Lord Huron - Meet Me in the Woods)

*With the New Crowd by @likeamisfit (The Kills - Goodnight Bad Morning)

An immense thank you to all the writers on this list for sharing your characters and stories with me and all the other fortunate readers in the 1DFF community. Your words help make the days shine a little brighter. And to all the writers who I now call friends, thank you. I am truly blessed.  A special shout out to Kath for organizing 1DAAW, you are one amazing lady.

Steph xo

imagine being bruce batman wayne and having alfred the cat smash your keyboard with its paws and having the justice league receive an accidental “aslkjasflkaj34234;;fsdf ;))” because like

how do you explain

you’re batman

how do you effectively explain this was the cat strolling on your desk without having clark and diana laugh so hard a new continent is created