I don’t think I’ve ever uploaded this. I’ve had it for ages, the art is old now, but it’s still relevant. Here’s my canon warden, Lenaios Surana. He’s an easy-going, elfroot-smoking spirit healer who can’t lie to save his life. Ferelden’s very own hippie elf doctor dude.
I published a November Feel Good List last month that people seemed to respond well too, and since sometimes the holidays can actually get people down here’s my December Feel Good List! I hope you guys like it!
Miracle on 34th Street
The Muppet Christmas Carol
It’s A Wonderful Life
Feel Good Movies in Theaters Now: Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them and Moana.
Eesh, I’ve been staring at this drawing for way too long…I’m going to call it done(ish?).
To explain why Gal was crying in this pic plus the earlier one: A group of NPCs did horrible things to the local town, and in the midst of all the high tensions this caused, Rhos and Gal also got into a bit of a tiff, which made her feel worse.
We had a small side game where Rhos looks for her to patch things up, and Rhos was SUPER sweet through the whole thing, holy cow. It was a pretty emotional game.
Now that this is done, I plan to draw happier things from that game later on… :)
Bitch face in-game, sweatheart on paper >.> I don’t even have a name xS Ok I do have smthn She was born in Morrowind, her father is the son of my Nerevarine Viniriel, she has a netch for best friend, she can’t stand the cold but she loves the snow, bookworm, DRESSES and expensive jewelry, loner, Telvanni, her mother and brother were members of the
Morag Tong, daedra worshiper, plays the lute.
rockcandytrash got me to thinking about Abelas again and electricghoti send me some old fics. Needless to say the feels are strong and they are true. So here you go. Have some Abelas. Don’t mind me, weeping in the corner.
So awhile back I picked up the first volume of the Danmachi spinoff LN in a buy two get one free sale thinking that it was a manga. I was initially disappointed because I didn’t really want a LN at the time, but since I bought it I figured I might as well go ahead and read it.
I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. It’s certainly not the pinnacle of fantasy writing, but I was engaged in the story and wanted to know what was going to happen next. I appreciate that in the spinoff it focuses on Aiz and her familia doing badass things in the dungeon rather than Bell being a newb and getting stronger. Aiz is already basically a god among men, and it lets the story go somewhere different than the original.
While the writing is for the most part fairly simple (though I suspect this is partly because of it being translated and also that LNs are typically aimed at a younger audience and tend to not use a lot of advanced Kanji, which probably translates to the somewhat punctual and simple sentences that LN translations seem to have) the author has a real knack for describing large scale tactical battles. Sure Aiz is pretty OP and well wreck things, but in the really lower levels of the dungeon if they don’t work together and have a strong battle plan they’re just gonna die.
I also appreciate that in the LN the world is fleshed out a lot more. World building is one of my favorite things in a show or book, and the Danmachi anime didn’t go into too much depth about the various things. The LN goes into much much more depth about how all the systems work, the various familia, cool little things about the world and so on. Also the dungeon is just fucking cool. Each floor can be completely unique, with almost no restrictions placed on what it has to look like or be which leaves the author with incredible freedom to dream up the wildest floors they possibly want.
I wasn’t really expecting to enjoy this book very much, but it’s a solid fun read. Something like a 6-7/10 if I’m going to give it numbers. If you liked Danmachi at all, or sort of liked it but wanted a different view of the world this is a nice book to pick up. Only the first volume has been officially translated, but they seem to be coming out with new official translations every couple months. I’m sure there are fan translations floating around too, but I haven’t looked for them.
So ya, fun book. There is an anime adaption scheduled sometime this year too. I think next season, but maybe the one after. That should be fun.
Little sketch of Legolas’ Mother/Thranduil’s wife! Middle Earth sucks me in from time to time (totally not complaining!) ;)
It’s a pity they took out most mentions of her from the movies as it gave a lot more depth into Thranduil’s character and his relationship with his son (also an interesting parallel with Tauriel’s business), even if, technically speaking, practically none of it was canon.