4: What’s your favorite line of dialogue? // From the Darkness We Rise.
Idk, really. And I just reread it again too. I mean it’s a huge story, it’s a little like trying to find red pieces of straw in a huge pile of straw, except there are like 100 red pieces and it’s really hard to pick a favourite.
It’d probably be something either Pitch, North or Jack said though. Or the Nain Rouge. I remember having so much fun when I started writing the Nain Rouge’s dialogue. The part where she opens her gross fur coat and brings out the guns and says:
‘Bitches, that’d be about the last thing you’ll ever do. Don’t mess with the wight from Detroit, I say.’
Before shooting the place up and hitting Pitch, I was like man I am having so much fun with this fic and reading back over it sort of makes me always remember what that was like. :D
I really loved this exchange between Jack and Pitch later on:
‘We’re never going to talk about it, are we?’ Jack said, and Pitch blinked once at his notebook.
‘Us kissing?’ Jack added, as Pitch continued to deliberately writing in his notebook.
Jack continued, flushing, ‘if that was just some kind of
post-almost-dying make-out fest, I’d like to know now, so that I can be
there for the next time you nearly die and then heal yourself.’
It just felt so much like how Jack would deal with it, and I was dealing with writer’s block at the time and I felt like Jack was poking me with his staff going ‘if you just listened to me I could help you.’
The hounds caught up to the stag first, and they swirled around them
both, sniffing and barking, and then ran off, happy to leave the stag
alone now that he had been caught. Jack caught Pitch’s eye and felt
flushed at the approving expression on his face. Gwyn didn’t seem at all
disappointed that Jack hadn’t killed the stag. Jack was surprised to
see him so relaxed. He seemed entirely unlike the Gwyn that came to
North’s Workshop every day and trained grimly for hours on end. He was a
wild creature, a piece of starlight fashioned into a forest wight.
Because you know, that was around the time I realised I didn’t actually really dislike Gwyn as a character. Also that entire Wild Hunt scene.
‘You are like…the biggest romantic. I swear. Pitch and I haven’t
even, we haven’t even talked about this stuff. It’s not even like that.
It’s just a thing. I don’t even know what it is. I don’t even know if we’re friends. I don’t even know why he’d like me.
And I don’t mean that in a self-deprecating, like, ‘Oh, poor Jack, no
attractive qualities’ way. I mean seriously. Look at him. Down there.
With like the King of the Seelie Court. He looks like he’s
always belonged with them. With these grand, noble warriors who have all
this inner strength and dignity and… then there’s me. And I hate
deadlines, and strategy meetings, and planning, and I think being
dignified is over-rated, and…’
‘The heart wants what it wants,’ North said, on a smile.
We’re going to be here for a long time tbh I have quite a few lines that count as favourites. *hangs head.*
Oh one more, one more because I can’t help myself:
Jack closed his fingers around the locket until his hand was shaking
and it was cutting into his palm. If Pitch was trapped too far beneath
the shadows to keep it safe, Jack would have to do it for him. It was
all he could do, until he found his way through the shadows back to the
man he loved.
Twenty two years have passed since the defeat of Pitch, and Jack lives alone, touch-starved, with only the company of a solitary Nightmare. One evening the Man in the Moon sets him on a path that will lead him to unexpected relationships, draw the attention of the Guardians to a new coalition of villains, and challenge Jack’s every notion of what it is to be good, evil, and what it is to live in the shadows.
so my friend told me to read this fic by @not-poignant and i was bored so i did and it turned out to be hella amazing so here’s a badly made trailer for it that’ll i’ll just leave here
ok so this is probably the starting point of quite a lot more augus scribbles that i’ll continue uploading as I clean out my sketchbook - so imma call it a ‘series’ and hope it’ll help me keep motivated. i think we all know that augus belongs to @not-poignant and i can’t stop thinking about how much i love him - that being said i only read FTDWR & ISWF and not the other parts of the SALverse (nor the Fae Tales - yes shame on me i know) and my augus is always based on that–
I finally got around around to reading GT and COFT (fantastic stories both of them!) and it left me with two questions: how often does Jack visit Makara, ISWF 'verse? And if Jack had lived frozen long enough to be a fae, what would he have been like? Seelie, I suppose, and not nearly as powerful since his power came from Manny? I have this delightful headcanon of Jack being adopted by Makara, despite all the ways that couldn't actually happen.
Jack always veered towards Unseelie, he would’ve been an Unseelie fae (something I’ve talked a bit about here, but didn’t think was really relevant to the story so it doesn’t come up there). He’s like…he jars with Seelie fae, he jars with the Seelie Court, it’s not a coincidence at all that he gets along best with Makara, that he treaties happily with the Nain Rouge and can also sort of hold his own with her, and that he doesn’t feel ‘right’ around Gwyn ap Nudd, Gulvi and other Seelie fae. Also, Jack Frost has knowingly killed people with his frost and felt no guilt over it (he literally never feels a shred of remorse for his actions in that sense, his attitude is literally ‘whatever, they deserved it’), it wouldn’t have been a stretch for that to have just become an embedded part of his appetite were he to transition to being fully fae.
I always kind of enjoyed the idea that Pitch would be Seelie by their standards, and Jack Unseelie.
Jack would probably visit Makara about… *thinks* two or three times a year? There’d be some years where it might only be once because Jack also likes to spend time with North, and he also visits Toothiana and Bunnymund. When he visits Makara he often stays a while, and he usually eats like way too much fruit, lol.
As for how powerful Jack would be if he was straight up fae? I’m not entirely sure, tbh. I mean it’d only be relevant to a story I was writing, and it’s not, so I have no idea lol. You’re welcome to imagine something!
But yeah Jack definitely spends time with Makara, and I think Pitch is always like, ‘I wish you wouldn’t.’ Heh.
Which fics are FtDWR and ISWF? Like, I know they are acronyms for the titles of the fics but I can't work out which titles/which fics, because I'm tired, stressed by exams, and my brain abandoned ship long ago.
Here, anon, have a blanket fort and some hypoallergenic puppies, and some chocolate, and I’ll give you the links too (though you may not need them):
I've just finished rereading salverse again and wow, the ending of iswf gets me every time. Every thing ties up so nicely and I'm so happy you gave Jack a few chapters to feel anxious about the war not being over. Also, is there any fanart of Jack's lighthouse that you can link me to? I've always wanted to see it. (also, I'm about to start tgatnw and I'm so excited!! I love your works!)
the time, we’d actually talked about it a little and what it was
supposed to look like via chat, and it’s the most fully realised version
of it. :) And that piece of art is just sublime.
I hope you enjoy TGATNW!
And yeah, I really liked being able to give Jack some chapters where his PTSD wasn’t magically resolved because the final conflict had happened, and also being able to spin that into a denouement that would give them at least 4-5 chapters of a happy ending, because they’d definitely earned it!
Hi, I'm the anon who asked what FtDWR and ISWF stood for. Thank you for de-misting my foggy brain. I'm going to take a break from studying, go in that blanket fort with those puppies and read until my hearts content. I'm studying to be a veterinarian, thank you for wishing me luck!
Oh, what an awesome job (and challenging, but I imagine you know all about that side of things <3) Extra luck with your exams! I suppose you don’t need the (non-existent) hypoallergenic puppies after all :D
Tarantism - The urge to overcome melancholy by dancing.
Pitch Black/Jack Frost
(I got two requests for this! Same word, same pairing! Guess two of you really want to see Jack and Pitch dance.)
(SALverse, basically fluff)
It was one of those days.
The words didn’t quite capture the heaviness of it. He didn’t have these days so often anymore. They tended to come on the backs of dreams about his old world, his old life – how many old lives did he have now? The one as the Nightmare King. The one as Pitch. The one as Kozmotis. The one as Kozmotis pre-Seraphina. The one as Kozmotis post-Seraphina.
This time, he’d dreamt about the celebrations after the successful initiation ceremony into becoming a golden warrior. It had been a rocky affair, he’d gone deeper into the darkness than the others and his supervisor had known it and carefully said nothing after seeing the look in Pitch’s eyes. So Pitch had tried to embrace the vivacity of his colleagues and peers, drinking as vigorously as they, and yet in the depths of him a darkness whispered quietly.
some WIP pics of that comic. remember that comic? yeeaaaahhh…
still have a bit to do; fix Tooth’s eyes in second panel she was derpin a little , change Pitch’s skin tone possibly, redraw Pitch in last three panels , finish backgrounds , tone down that red stained glass in the 5th panel. darken all the dialog to the same color, touch up speach bubbles, finish Tooth’s feather shading & wings on all but the last panel, I’ll probably think of more later.
Sufficient to say, I have super respect for people who do this for a living.
Pitch and Tooth; They’re so gonna end up being BFF’s