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★ PRE-ORDERS COMING JUNE 2017 ★

Hey everyone! Following on from last year’s hugely successful Volume 1, Siblings: An Illustrated Anthology Volume 2 is set for release this summer! Curators Laura & Andy plus 84 awesome guests have illustrated an all-new, even bigger zine featuring exclusive art of their favorite fictional siblings. Spanning traditional legends to games, books, T.V. shows, anime and more, we hope you’ll join us for another round of sibling-filled fun!

Teaser art:

Arielle Jovellanos (Parks & Rec) | Enduro (VLD)
Stephanie Priscilla (Digimon) | Andrea Vasquez (Stranger Things)
Sora (OHSHC) | Megan Fisher (Hocus Pocus)

Graphics by Janet Sung

Please follow the blog or Twitter for official updates, previews and eventual pre-order information. All characters in Volume 2 are new; this book contains no repeats from Volume 1. Feel free to check out the artists on our roster, the F.A.Q., or ask us any questions in the meantime. 

★ Hope you’re as excited as we are! Thanks for your support!   ★

Why It's Bad Fandom Etiquette To Put Other People's Fics On Goodreads

Obligatory disclaimer: I don’t speak for every fanwriter in fandom, but I do know for a fact that I speak for several of them.

Books and fics exist in different contexts. Fandom has its whole other set of tropes, conventions, and expectations. Some tropes and conventions are common across different fandoms, but often individual fandoms have their own conventions and things that are only recognisable to the reader within the frames of that particular fandom.

As a fandom writer, we write for the fans within our little corner of the internet. We write based on their expectations, we interact with tropes and ideas from other fics we’ve read. Fanfic is a conversation between fans of a source, and are often products of each other. Taking fanfic out of its context doesn’t work - people not familiar with those fandom codes won’t get it.

Books are commercial products that are written over long periods of time, and have gone through many rounds of editing. That is not to say that all books are good, or that a lot of fanfic isn’t actually better than some published books because they certainly are. But books are longterm projects, and fics are definitely not always that.

We write comment fics for our friends because they were screaming about that new headcanon they have. We spend a single week writing a pinch hit for a fest because someone dropped out and we want people to have a gift. We write while on a sugar and feelings-induced high at 3 AM because that gif set on tumblr sent us into an emotional crisis.

And that’s the fun of fandom. As a fanwriter, that’s what I love. I don’t publish books, because that’s not what I want, at least not at this point in time. I want to have fun with my fandom friends and contribute to the fandoms I love with both more and less thought-out fics.

Do you know the best way to take away that fun? Take my fics and put them alongside published books on goodreads and rate them from 1 to 5. Because, suddenly, my fics all potentially have to hold up next to published books on a site that isn’t made in the context of fanfic. It doesn’t matter if my fics are rated 1 or 5 - it’s the pressure of it. It’s the knowledge that even the silliest comment fic I might write and put on AO3 will suddenly be put on goodreads and judged along with books that people have spent months or years writing.

If you want to put fics on goodreads - ask. Don’t put fanwriters in that position, because it’s also really difficult to get them removed.

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Tumblr! Hi! Remember me? I almost don’t remember me, it’s been so long since I’ve posted here.

I just wanted to share this fun new project with you all. I created a new series called Sweet Tweets, which are ice cream bird cones. If you, like me, enjoy ice cream and bird puns, then this is for you!

They’re available as prints on my Etsy. You can either scoop up your favorite, a set of 3, or the full set of 9. Which one is your favorite??

Tonight i saw Your Name 君の名は。(Kimi no Na wa 2016) in the cinema, il try not to say too much other than i really enjoyed it :D annnd i can see why its doing so well around the world. Im big fan of Shinkai’s other films & shorts but i was glad that the story had more to offer than a typical romance and was also packed with humour, drama & personality.  Compared to his previous works it features even more of his signature face melting/beautiful/breath taking digital art & scenery but even from the first few shots you can see his shot composition and cinematography skill has reached a whole new level. 

As far as comparing Your Name to Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away…. its a total apples and oranges situation and i think the least abstract comparison can be made in box office figures as the films are made by two men from completely different generations created using a very different set of tools and skills. Its said that 2D animation is a dead art form but the truth is its just being made in a different way and personally I’m glad there are a new generation of anime film creators like Makoto Shinkai and Mamoru Hosoda around. 

(Thanks to everyone who commented on my last post and let me know what they thought of Your Name, honestly the most fun thing about tumblr for me is reading other peoples comments my posts)

2017

Hello, young atlas. What is your new year resolution?

* was thinking.. I’ve been using this Tumblr as my professional portfolio but figured out I may need more space for my casual, personal art. so I will make this one a bit more personal than now and set up a separate homepage for strictly only for professional presentations of my works. We’ll see soon.  

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Hey guys, look! Fancy animation duds! If you can even call it animation lol. Playing around with my new CS6, and figured to play around with it a bit for some effects. Been awhile since I made anything. Anyway, this is a contribution to my new tumblr theme, just in time for Valentine’s Day :3. And what better way than with Cupid!au :D. I really had fun in making this LIES, since trying to figure out the sizing to the gif wasn’t lol. Either way, hope you guys will check out my blog set up, thank you for being continuously supportive! I truly apologize for my constant hiatus. Also, Merida’s cupid design is credit to @arcanabreak ;)!

ANNOUNCING: RAFFLES WEEK, 9-15 MARCH 2017 

Fellow Raffleites, rejoice! The week preceding the Ides of March will be dedicated to E.W. Hornung’s beautiful series! All you have to do to participate is create fan work and post it on tumblr. All types of works are accepted and encouraged (art, writing, edits, playlists, meta, headcanons, etc), and everyone can participate- the purpose of this week is to have fun! 

The following list is a series of daily prompts I wrote. Hopefully it will fuel your creativity, but feel free to not follow them!

  • day 1. Cricket; good enough sport (until you discover a better)
  • day 2. Crime; “With me there walked this skeleton through every waking hour”
  • day 3. “A new burrow for us both”; settings from Piccadilly to South Africa
  • day 4. Whiskey and Sullivans for two; Raffles and Bunny, partners in… amusement
  • day 5. AU 
  • day 6. “Jove, but the stars are bright tonight!”
  • day 7. The Ides of March 

the official tag will be #rafflesweek

Most things that I crave right now are the things that I have had.
Having soulful conversations while watching the sun set.
Going away to a new city because things are too stressful and I need a break.
Looking down from my window into his and he already being there looking up at mine.
Driving post midnight with people who know what fun is. Music. Pizza. Ice cream. Long drives.
Discovering new places, corners, mysteries with my friends.
Swimming at night. Floating and looking up at the stars.
Having my words mean something to a complete stranger.
Having my words mean something to those closest to me.
Having people to call closest to me.
Having words come out even though everything on the inside is a jumbled mess.

Connecting.
With People. Words. Places. Myself.

I’ve had all of this before. I have some of it now. I will have all of it again. Soon.

Finn - Lotus
The lotus flower rises from the depths of a muddy river, blooms and thrives. This symbolizes the human who rises from the darkness of the world into a new way of thinking and living. It is a symbol of rebirth, growth and purification of spirit. The lotus flower also represents faith.

Rey [x] Poe [x] Kylo Ren [x]
Set[x]

Prints and other fun stuff available in my shops here and here

guys check this out!!! this new function in tumblr labs allows you to see people’s tags as if they’re reblogs and it’s AMAZING, you can literally see everyone’s tags about a post in one click. to activate the feature go to tumblr.com/settings/labs and enable tag crawler and voila!!! have fun stalking you guys

Are you READY? YOU SPECIFICALLY, ARE YOU READY?
DragCon is this weekend and I am SO EXCITED! I will be tabling at BOOTH #540D and I will have all new prints, featuring your favorite queens! (and mine!). I will also have my #acidanimal jewelry, stickers, mini print sets, BRAND NEW ACID UNICORN PINS! (with blue glitter hair!) and a smorgasbord of fun! Please visit my table and say hello, I can’t wait to meet you! 

Today’s my birthday and it’s been an ok day. But my life is totally the opposite of where I wish it’d be. If you would’ve told my teenage self ten years ago that I’d be where I am today I’d probably be very upset with myself. I guess some things in life I had no control over but I really hope I make progress on the goals that I set for myself over the course of this year. Also Tumblr has been a fun place to express my interest in futbol but at times it’s been exhausting. I’m treating my birthday like it’s New Years and setting some new goals and resolutions so with that being said I’ll probably be on here way less. I’ll probably show up here and there but I’m going to try and focus on other things that bring me more joy. Anyways thanks for following me to those who do and thanks for the people who have made this fun. ✌🏼

A new campaign an new character. how long will this one survive?

I decided, as the campaign is set in a desert to have a gnoll sorceress. as it fits the tone and I have never played as a 100% magic user before.

She’s a mysterios one for sure as you dont get many magical gnolls in most rpg’s.

Drawing hyenas was fun as i find them to be increably adorable despite what anyone says. theyre like little bears!

As summer is coming to a close it is time to start to think about the upcoming academic year. After weeks of freedom and a flexible schedule it can be tough to be excited about school. Here are some tips that I find help get me psyched for school.

  1. Set Goals- What do you want to get out of your school year? What grades do you want to aim for? If you need to take standardized tests, what score do you want to get? If you are applying for colleges, where do you want to be accepted? Your goals will give you a purpose and make the upcoming school year something to make use of and not just get through.
  2. Set up a new planner- Planners are life. They will save you so many times you won’t be able to count. Getting or making a new planner always makes me super excited to start using it. My planner for this academic year is the bloom Daily Vision Planner. It is so beautiful and has spaces for you to set monthly and weekly goals (I highly recommend).
  3. Organize your desk- An organized work space is an essential study tool. Setting up your desk can make you more inclined and excited to get work done there.
  4. Treat yourself to new pens/highlighters/other supplies- This isn’t necessary but is always fun! Amazon is a great place to find new supplies and you can compare prices to find a great deal.
  5. Start a studyblr account- That is what I did! Seeing pictures of aesthetic notes always makes me want to create some for myself! Create a blog and find inspiration on social media. Be careful that you don’t spend more time on tumblr liking pictures of studying than actually studying.
  6. Put yourself in a positive mindset- If you think positively, positive results will follow. The secret to doing well in school is believing in yourself and working hard. Both of those are difficult to do if you are constantly thinking negatively. Surround yourself with positive people, find positive images to post where you can see them, and think positive thoughts.
  7. Remind yourself how lucky you are to have an education- So much of the world does not have access to an education or is unable to continue their education past a young age. Those of us on studyblr have access to an education and the motivation to take advantage of it. Don’t forget how lucky you are to be able to attend middle school, high school, or college.
bye bye

hi guys <3 tykilavi here;; i’ve been here for a while and over the past couple months, I’ve been feeling pretty rotten on tumblr. So here’s your warning that i’m leaving this blog now ;v;

i’ve set up a new one - if we’re friends, and we’ve talked, send me a message or an ask and i’ll let you know where i’m moving. if you’re not interested, that 1000% okay. a lot of things have changed with this blog over the past few years, and i really feel that a clean break is what i want now. thank you guys for six years of fun, of talking, and chatting, and everything. i’m really grateful to all of you guys ; v;/

also, sorry, but my queue’s going to be running b/c i still have like 100 posts in there. orz;; in about a week, i’ll be changing this url back to sgtwinterbuckv. maybe you’ll see this url floating around again, and maybe you wont ; v;/ who knows!