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anonymous asked:

Y-You can't leave! You are one of the best writers out there ;-; Can't you do it as a sideline thing? 💔

BUT I AIN’T GONE ANYWHERE, YET! Lol

I am really, REALLY flattered that people enjoy my writing enough to not want me to stop. And it’s still going to be quite awhile looking at all that I want to shit out, so no need to worry rn. I still have to archive all my shit on Ao3 as well.

… I STILL DUNNO HOW TO EVEN WORK THAT SITE AS A USER, OMG

But, as I explained, It’s a pretty distant deadline, but I feel it’s justified. As it looks rn, I don’t plan on doing anything drastic like deleting my Tumblr or anything like that (urge to shitpost is too strong). But I’d expect if I was working on a massive novel, that my muse wouldn’t have anything to spare outside of that.

Now, if I ain’t writing a book by then, then I’ll probably still be writing stuff as my muse feels compelled, just not as in deep as I am now (i.e. accepting requests, trying to push out smut every week, putting more into my fandom writing than I am in getting my life in order, etc).

BUT THAT’S FUTURE SHIT; SMUT TIME IS IN THE PRESENT AND I'MA MILK MY MUSE FOR ALL ITS WORTH

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Last Video - Rest in peace, Hayven
Hayven passed away on the 18th of Mars 2017, 26 years old. He was an inspiration to many and someone who cared immensely about his fans and community. Hayven...

Hayven passed away on the 18th of Mars 2017, 26 years old.

He was an inspiration to many and someone who cared immensely about his fans and community.

Hayven had fought epithelioid sarcoma, a rare and severe form of cancer that usually affects teenagers and young adults.

You will always be missed Hayven, and although you lost to cancer, you have forever won our hearts.

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All earnings from Hayvens YouTube channel and Patreon will from now on be donated to cancer research.

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It’s time to cry. Definitely time to cry. 

List of BULLSEYE Contributors

The moment we’ve all been waiting for, folks. Finally, we can announce the 25 artists and 15 writers who will be working on our zine. (We may or may not have also tossed in a couple extra artists to help with extras, because we wanted to include as many people as possible.) 

It was an extremely difficult process, especially with nearly 350 apps to go through, so I’d just like to thank everyone who applied. We saw so much amazing art and fic, which made it extremely hard to narrow down and took us nearly an entire week to sort through.

With that being said, congratulations to the folks our judging panel settled on and we look forward to working with you!

ARTISTS

WRITERS

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Heeere’s my secret shallura valentine’s gift for the wonderful and fantastic Dragons, aka @shiroallura! Forgive me that I added some angst, but per your request I also added a friends-to-lovers trope ^^;). This is based on an au story I plan to write, and I kinda went overboard with this little scene after listening to this song . Hope you like it, lovely!! <3

Farewell Zine’s Participants

Thank you guys for your patience! Now that we’ve gotten confirmations, we can officially post our list of contributors! (Many of whom will be collaborating with each other on their pieces)

Writers:

  • Amber @tobioslilgiant/@ambyguity_ twitter /rarepairenabler on ao3
  • Amanda @candy-harlot tumblr, candy_harlot and twitter/ candyharlot on ao3
  • Kailey @sadneccessary tumblr /@kaileyleg twitter and snoqualmie on ao3
  • Becky @dicaeopolis tumblr & ao3/@dickaeopolis twitter
  • Betsy @owlinaminor tumblr/ao3/twitter
  • Skyler @transtobio tumblr/ao3/twitter
  • Luna @mapacheluna tumblr/ao3/twitter
  • Kes @kurootetsurouvevo tumblr/sushibomb ao3 /@sushib0mb
  • Maëlle @asexualkurootetsurou tumblr/@symph0rine twitter, symphorine on ao3 
  • Carole @crollalanzaa/tumblr/Crollalanza ao3/@SaekoKiller twitter
  • Sav @crunchrapsupreme tumblr & ao3 /@wecametofuck twitter

Artists:

We are looking forward to working with all of you guys! Again, we feel incredibly blessed that so many talented artists and writers took an interest in our project ^^

We talk with Toby Froud about Netflix's upcoming Dark Crystal prequel!

Yesterday, the faerie community, and indeed all those who love beautiful and fantastical storytelling, received momentous news when Netflix officially announced their upcoming project, slated to begin filming in fall. A prequel series to the beloved 1982 Henson/Froud film, The Dark Crystal, it will run for ten episodes and include state-of-the-art puppet creations from the imaginations of our own friends and Faerie Magazine contributors, Brian and Toby Froud. The series is called The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, and our minds are racing with guesses as to what characters and stories might be included.

The original film, The Dark Crystal, featured a world imagined by renowned fairy artist Brian Froud (conceptual designer) that was a surreally accurate three-dimensional recreation of his artwork. Froud’s imagination combined flawlessly with Jim Henson’s vision and skill, and the film is now considered a fantasy masterpiece. With Jim Henson’s Creature Shop and Brian and his impressively-skilled puppeteer and artist son, Toby, involved in the project, we have no doubt that the project will be a rousing success.

Deputy Editor Grace Nuth was able to give Toby Froud a quick phone call to ask him some questions about the project.

Faerie Magazine: How hard has it been to know this project was happening and not be able to share it?

Toby Froud: We’ve been on this around five weeks or so. When people have asked us “will Dark Crystal ever happen again” and things like that, my mom and I have had to keep quiet, and say “well, possibly,” and things like that.

FM: Way back at the first Faeriecon, your parents were guests, and announced the possibility of another feature film, so this has been a long time coming.

TF: It has! The idea of doing a sequel has been kicking around for twelve years or so. They did the Power of the Dark Crystal stuff for this big sequel feature, and it never really got off the ground. But then after the resurgence from the Hensons doing all of these competitions, [ex: Jim  Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge on SyFy] and having the fan base be what it is today, it just so happened that they caught the idea doing of a prequel, using all of the writing and lore of the world that now exists in recent years. Netflix said yes, so it became this idea that the Hensons would think in a different way, a prequel instead of a sequel. And now here we are.

FM: Were you and your father directly approached by Netflix, or by the Hensons?

TF: By the Hensons. It’s a Henson-Netflix production. We are a part of the Hensons’ development to build the creatures and world under management of Netflix.

FM: You and your father have worked together in creative capacities informally throughout your life. Was the creation of “Granny” for Lessons Learned the first time you had him create a creature, and you then translated it into a three dimensional puppet?

TF: It was, for a film together. We certainly have done a lot of puppets…Ignatz [Toby’s Froudian puppet, seen at many fairy events like Faeriecon] was my father’s design, and my creation. But Granny was our coming together for film.

FM: Do you anticipate the creations on this Dark Crystal project happening similarly, with him creating the concepts and you interpreting those concepts in three dimensional puppets, or do you and your father plan to work together to create the concepts as well?

TF: We are doing both. What’s very interesting is I am working alongside my father right now in the conceptual designs. I am translating his designs still as well, into three dimensional forms. What is bigger and is the amazing part is the translation of them into puppets. My father and I are giving them these characters; we are developing these ideas with the Hensons…and Louis Leterrier, and Lisa Henson and my father and I are figuring this out, creating this visual. Then the team of the Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, this amazing team, are creating the puppets for us.

FM: Has work already begun on pre-production?

TF: I am in the studios in L.A.! I’m working with them on a daily basis, designing and also fabricating with them. Then my father is in England, and he is designing from there. So work has begun fast and furious!

FM: Of course you can’t tell us anything about new creations, but what is your favorite type of creature in the world of the original Dark Crystal film? Are there any that you are especially eager to bring to life?

TF: Ooh…That is a tough question. I love them in different ways: To revisit all of the Skeksis…To be able to build a Mystic again, things like that. To be able to envision in the new world with new technology and modern times, bringing these creatures up to date in certain ways. I am so excited to see Aughra on screen as well. So that sort of thing is what I can’t wait for. I’m excited to see the new creatures of the world and also the expansion of the world itself. And then we are revisiting certain things of the old world too…that’s what I’m excited for.

FM: Will your mother be assisting on this project as well, or just a father/son duo?

TF: Wendy is certainly consulting on this, especially with the Gelflings, because she did Jen and Kira originally. So I’m working closely with her and also my father. But she was the sculptural designer for those, and so she’s invaluable to our new process.

FM: How does it feel creating a large-scale work that your young son can grow up watching, just as you watched Dark Crystal and Labyrinth growing up?

TF: It’s…I mean it’s amazing. Beyond amazing. This project is very interesting because it’s a legacy. It’s a dream to do this. What is fascinating is that I am the same age my father was when he started The Dark Crystal. So what’s really interesting is that that’s coming to light. It’s wonderful that I get to work with him and the Hensons on this thing. It’s far more than just another project. And yes, to continue that, and to have my son grow up and see this project eventually. It’ll be interesting.

There’s a lot of pressure from fans and from the world. We’re trying. And what will be wonderful is actually the new: the new ways, new look, new feel. The director coming in and putting his vision into this, and the producing team, and Netflix. It’s quite an interesting and wonderful marriage. I think it will benefit, in a lot of ways. I’m excited to see what director Louis Leterrier does: bringing the camera to life in new ways I think the audience will really enjoy.

Netflix is an amazing juggernaut of a company that has great creative taste in what they’re providing the world, and things to come. It’s brilliant. A very clever match.

Title: Overwhelm 

Author: Amani Omejer

Sometimes I just want to climb into a hole and not come out. I feel overwhelmed by everything. All the things I’m not doing, the things I desperately need to be doing, and all the things I could be doing, blind me completely.

I feel helpless within my pain and anger I feel about the suffering, oppression, and major injustice, that is happening in the world. I feel shame and frustration that my health stops me doing so much I want to do, and really limits what I can tick off my to-do list in my daily life, so the more I feel ill/in pain, the more my anxiety swallows me whole.

When overwhelmed by everything I need and want to do, I often forget self-care tactics (and if I remember them they feel impossible to put in place, because I’m gripped so tightly by the fear), but drawing this cartoon helped me see my overwhelm for what is — just a really long list! — and helped me feel compassion for myself — seeing what I’m feeling weighed down by written down helped me remember that I need softness, slowness, and love in my life to cope with it all.

PVRIS Release Teaser For Next Album

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Weiner

PVRIS released a video teaser for their next album earlier this morning. The band has been hinting about the album for some time now. The video, titled ‘All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell” can be seen here, signifies the end of the White Noise era, with vocalist Lynn Gunn breaking the mirror that can be seen on the album cover. The video ends with Lynn sitting at a piano, ready to play new music. We’re ready to hear it, are you?