“The original novel [Dumb Witness] was dedicated to her [Agatha Christie’s] own wire-haired terrier - ‘To dear Peter,’ it read, 'most faithful of friends and dearest of companions. A dog in a thousand.’ I felt exactly the same way about the terrier in our film. He captivated me from the moment I set eyes on him. The little dog, whose real name was actually Snubby, became my dear friend. [..] My now ever-expanding fan club wrote to tell me how much they enjoyed it [the episode], so they also told me, the sales of wire-haired terriers shot up exponentially after it was shown for the first time in March 1996.” - David Suchet, Poirot and Me
a while ago i saw some great dootles by @thedoormann including this wonderful witch mercy so i asked if i could ink/color it and they said yes so here’s a lil impromptu collab. it was so fun to ink in your style!! ♥
So I finally broke down and actually read the flat dreams fanfic (I know I’m like a year late don’t judge me ok) and I really wanted to draw some scenes from it! Scene is from here of @pengychan‘s fanfic (and more fanart to come soon!!)
“I’m getting us to the beach. I fight better near water.” “Becuase Posiedon?” Meg asked, steadying herself against the door handle. “Yep,” Percy agreed. “That pretty much describes my entire life: Because Posiedon.” // THE TRIALS OF APOLLO
“Will forces his hand to stop shaking before he reaches into the outer right pocket, careful not to cut himself on the knife put there so long ago. He pulls it out, the blade glinting in the low light, viciously curved, still stained in deep red. He stares at it, numb almost, places it carefully onto the table. Hannibal clears his throat, the sound extremely loud in the sudden quiet, only insects swarming the air around them.”
I’m a huge fan of Jamie’s writing, so it was an honor to illustrate something for this story <3 Check out her work if you haven’t already, and check below the cut for some additional detail zooms of this piece ;O
In celebration of me living on my own for almost exactly a year now, here’s a list.
If you’re a mentally 12 yo person who suddenly finds themselves in a flat of their own and has no idea how to adult, hi! Me too. Here’s a list of things I’ve realised are essential p much from the start:
some sort of paper towel. Toilet paper, napkins, anything. You can do a lot of cleaning with just paper towels.
Toast. Toast is my best friend. You don’t need any of the other foods, as long as you have some toast.
(A toaster. Not as important as the toast itself, but makes all the difference in enjoying it. Also makes you feel like you’re an adult for some reason?? I mean, you’ve got a toaster. V adult.)
At least one pot/pan.
RUBBISH BAGS. OTHER PLASTIC BAGS. KEEP H&M BAGS FROM YOUR LATEST SHOPPING IF YOU CAN’T FIND ANYTHING ELSE BUT YOU’RE GONNA NEED PLASTIC BAGS.
(unless you’re vegan) Milk. You wouldn’t believe how many things you need milk for, and how fast it’s all gone. (Maybe this one’s just me though. I love milk)
(again, if you’re non-vegan) EGGS! YOU CAN MAKE SO MUCH OUT OF EGGS. YOU CAN MAKE SCRAMBLED EGG, HARDBOILED EGG, PANCAKES, COOKIES, CAKE, YOUR OWN BREAD okay, maybe that’s for later. But have eggs. They also almost never go bad if you keep them cold enough
Coffee. Even if you don’t like coffee (wtf) you’re gonna want coffee. You’re an adult now. You’re gonna have people visit you, and, presuming you’re not the most social person in the world, you’ll want to be able to do something other than talk. Making coffee is a great excuse to move around, and won’t even seem rude! Also you’ll need coffee because seriously, how else do people survive
I have realised that this has almost solely been about food up to this point. And food is important, but you know what’s even more important? Sleep.
BUY A BED. A REAL BED. NO, NOT JUST A MATTRESS. Honestly, you’re gonna want a bed. You’re not gonna want to buy one, but do it. It’s worth it. And when you’ve purchased one, ASSEMBLE IT. OR MAKE YOUR FRIENDS ASSEMBLE IT. DON’T SIT ON THE CARTONS FOR THREE WEEKS.
Something to organise your clothes in. Doesn’t have to be a huge wardrobe, maybe just a clothes rag and some boxes/a shelf. NOT the boxes from your move. That’s gonna turn into the biggest mess real soon, believe me this one took me way too long
More than one mug.
Plates. Also more than one. Because IF you ever decide to show off your phenomenal cooking abilities, it’s a real bummer to find out you’ve got nothing to present your perfectly reheated chicken nuggets on.
At least one big mixing bowl. You don’t even know how many things you’re gonna want to mix. But you’re a free person now, so, as long as you’ve got a bowl, you can do about anything! But don’t eat an entire bowl of raw cookie dough. Just don’t. Seriously.
Sponges. You’re gonna need so many sponges. Also soap. Also more sponges.
Scented candles. Because scented candles are great.
I’m by no means an expert, but I have survived on my own for almost a year now, so basically I just wanna pet myself on the shoulder for that thanks me @ me u survived