Start a boil, cher. From Hommlet to the Dungeons of the Slave Lords and White Plume Mountain, giant crawfish were a recurring thing. (Jim Roslof, AD&D module A4: In the Dungeons of the Slave Lords, TSR, 1981)
Issue 6 of Giant Days is out this week! There are still more issues to look forward to, but this marks my last issue as artist. The decision to step down was mine, and it was not made easily. Working on this book was such a rewarding experience! Everyone i worked with was AMAZING, and response to the book has been so incredibly positive. I’m so, SO appreciative of everyone who’s read it, talked about it, given it a passing glance on a shelf, shared breathing space with it, everything. I’ve learned and grown so much as an artist working on this book. Comics are in my blood now so look for plenty more from me in the future :)
When I signed on to draw this book, it was planned as a six issue run. I work a full-time day job as a board artist, and i knew that drawing a comic is a job in and of itself, but it was something i’d always wanted to do and i’m such a big fan of John’s so i couldn’t say no.
All told i spent about 8 months drawing six issues. When the series got extended and i was asked to stay on, I had to take a really hard look at the reality of another 8 months working a boarding job during the day and giving my nights and weekends to comics. Working two jobs was starting to take it’s toll, and i had to be honest about the level of burnout i was feeling, and the effect it would have on my ability to do either job well. I have so much love, blood, sweat and tears in Giant Days, and that made passing the torch incredibly difficult (plus, who wants to pick up a bloody, sweaty, salty torch?), but i know it was the right thing to do. I’m still drawing the covers for the next six issues, so i feel like it’s not really goodbye. I’m looking forward to watching the story unfold as a reader, and i dearly hope that if you’ve been enjoying the series so far that you continue to enjoy it with me! And if you have yet to pick the books up, there’s a whole lot of Giant Days out there for you to enjoy :)
I’m getting all misty eyed.
I’ve got to end with thank yous. Biggest thanks of course to John for plucking me from relative obscurity and bringing me along for the ride. He’s the only comics collaborator i’ve worked with so i don’t have much to compare to, but i’m pretty sure he’s the best collaborator on the planet. Sorry everyone, i got the best one! Thanks to Shannon and Jasmine for holding my hand and helping me feel out the back end of the comics world, and for generally being super awesome humans. Thanks to Whitney for taking my scribbles and making them beautiful with color, to Jim for his brilliant lettering, and to Kara for making it all look good! And of course thanks to Boom! for supporting us. TEAM GIANT DAYS FOREVER
Being a famous YouTuber, and dating Tom Holland would include…
Not being able to comprehend the amount of followers you have; you used to be so excited to reach your first 100 subscribers a few years ago
Making a video of you pranking/scaring Tom, while being dressed in his Spider-man suit
Playing the ‘Touch My Body’ challenge with Tom
“Y/n, please don’t tell me that’s your boob. Your parents will kill me.”
“Tom, that’s my knee.”
Having to dress up in funky costumes all the time when you go outside with Tom, since he’s a famous actor and you’re a famous YouTuber
“Oh my god, are you Y/n L/n?” “Nah, people just say I look like her a lot…”
Tom being slightly jealous of all your YouTuber buddies, especially the guys…
“Tom, Dan is just a friend, and Troye is gay. And Jim is married to Tanya.”
Joining NigaHiga is one of his ‘I Dare You’ videos
“’Lick the toes of the person to your right.’ Alright, Ryan, feet up.”
Doing the Yoga Challenge with Tom, and he’s better at it than you are
“How the hell are you bending yourself in that position?!”
Trying to game with PewDiePie, Jacksepticeye and Markiplier
“Okay, we’ve got three of Slenderman’s pages so far, now- HOLY FU-”
Joining Anthony and Ian in their Smosh videos when you’re close by to where they live
“Every YouTuber Ever, featuring Y/n L/n, so sit back, and relax!”
Going on The Ellen Show together with Tom
“So, you’re a YouTuber, and he’s an actor. What’s that like?”
“Competitive. Very, very competitive.”
Visiting Tom on the set of Spider-man: Homecoming, and vlogging videos of him and the cast on set and while acting
“Hey, Zen, say hi to the camera!”
“And over here, you can see a rare specimen of Tom Holland, extremely vicious and hard to catch.”
Doing the boyfriend tag with Tom in one of your videos
“Where did we first meet?”
“I think you were working on the set of Billy Elliot, and then we just sort of bumped into each other.”
Going to Tom’s movie premieres and his Comic Cons as his date
And Tom joining you whenever you go to VidCon
Tom introducing you to the Avengers cast: RDJ, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Jeremy Renner, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, Chadwick Boseman, Samuel L. Jackson, and everyone else
And you just stand there, trying your best not to scream and fangirl and cry
“Oh my god…”
Going to SDCC with Tom, and him dressing up as Spider-man so nobody knows who he is
And you usually cosplay as Gandalf or Dumbledore
Filming baking videos with Tom
“Is the cake meant to be black and green?”
“I’m pretty sure we were making a strawberry cake, Y/n.”
Visiting Tom and his family all the time, where you always have tons of fun
“You better run, because if I find you, Paddy Holland, you are going to be tickled to death.”
Hanging out with the British YouTubers, who are pretty much your best friends
“Zoe, I don’t know how to do your magical make-up techniques. Are you some kind of wizard?”
“Baking is fun, Tanya, but if I eat any more sugar, I’m going to explode.”
“I think Nala’s pissing on me, Alfie.”
“Caspar, wait, no-”
“Tyler, as much as I love you, I’m not going to dye my hair rainbow, no matter how much you beg me.”
“Troye, every time you sing, an angel is born.”
“Phil, I know you don’t like Eliza Pancakes, but we can’t just kill her off.”
“You know, I’m starting to like James more than you, Oli- I’m joking, I’m joking!”
“Marcus, you suck at Australian accents.”
“I love you too, Louise.”
“Joe, I think it’d be better if you didn’t scare the absolute shit out of Oli again.”
“Louis John Cole, we are not going to hike up a mountain as a ‘fun challenge of the day’.”
“Jack, Finn- Well, sorry, but I can’t tell you two apart, goddamnit!”
“You’re like a giant, cuddly teddy-bear, Jim.”
“You should keep your curly hobbit hair, Dan. Your fangirls would appreciate it.”
Helping Joe out during one of his Dare Sugg videos
“It has returned. Dare Sugg. But today, I’ll have a friend to help me out: Y/n!”
“This is going to be painful and fun at the same time, Joe. I’m looking forward to it.”
Doing a bunch of different videos with Tom’s brothers
“Today I am here with Sam, Harry, and Paddy Holland. The amazing trio, the golden siblings. Oh, and Tom’s here too.”
Loving your life as a YouTuber, because honestly, who wouldn’t?
I think the reason why I’m so in love with Bull is because I find him a fascinating study of dichotomy. He’s a spy for the qunari and he’s a loud, brash, unforgiving sort of gent. He’s strong and bold but also loves nugs and pink. He’s confident and secure in his sexuality and person, but his sexuality revolves around giving others pleasure - which gives him pleasure in return. He prefers the simple, direct approach but he’s also very smart and good at strategy (he holds his own against Solas in mental chess.)
He’s so complex but it masquerades as simplicity, and my writer’s fingers just want to jump into his character and find his motivations because his entire nature is so full of chaos and contradictions - but it still works. There’s only one fault I’ve ever found with Bull and that was that one bit of dialogue between him and Cole but the rest of him is accepting, comfortable in his skin and his sexuality and genuinely fun, if a little crude. Underneath it all, though, is this other layer, this deeper layer where he is a spy and is spying on the Inq and also using the Chargers as a cover to make people in Thedas more willing to work with him so he can study their political workings.
And it’s that last bit that fascinates me, and it’s part that you only find out if you actually side with the qunari in Bull’s mission, because afterwards he tells the Inq that his relationship with the Chargers was effectively a lie. Now, I don’t think that’s as true as Bull wants it to be, but I think he definitely wants it to be the truth.
Guess what I did half way through this film? I’m going to have to start watching films at tea time if I want to stop falling asleep in the middle.
I missed The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe when it was in cinemas and I only saw it eventually when it was on TV around Christmas time so as far as I’m concerned it’s now a Christmas film. It helps that Father Christmas (I see you there, James Cosmo) is a character in the film, too.
I have read the novel, but I haven’t read it in so long that I can’t remember how much I know from that and how much I know from watching the film before. I definitely know that I was one of those people that tried pushing through the back of their wardrobe after first reading the novel and being very disappointed when nothing came of it.
I don’t think I realised before quite how horrible Peter, Susan and on a couple of occasions even Lucy were to Edmund. I know that that’s how siblings are sometimes and I know that Edmund wasn’t exactly helping matters with his attitude, but I think Peter and Susan are old enough to know that Edmund is clearly suffering with the absence of his father and that maybe a kind word would be better than constantly being on his back.
I think the CGI in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was pretty good. I sometimes forgot that those animals weren’t really talking (side note, I love the horse that just comes out with ‘I’m Phillip’) and that they weren’t there. Sometimes, the animals didn’t always fit that well in the background, but they looked pretty good in of themselves.
Liam Neeson is great in anything, even if it’s only his voice. Plus, who’d argue with a massive talking lion being in charge of everything?
I don’t think Anna Popplewell has aged at all from this to the last time I saw her in Reign. I think she lucked out, getting the bow and arrow, though, because archery is always cool.
I always forget that Jim Broadbent is the Professor in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, but I can never forget that James McAvoy is Mr Tumnus- I love him, but I can never keep a straight face when he’s on screen.
I don’t like Tilda Swinton and I don’t think she’s very good in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe- I think she’s always over-acting, even when the scenes would be much better with a subtle performance. Plus, I don’t think she had one hairstyle or outfit that I genuinely liked in the entire film and anyone who shaves the majestic mane of a lion is clearly bad news. Kind of jealous of that magic potion that can immediately create food and drink, though, because I would be using that on the regular.
I can’t imagine how any of the children could go back to their normal lives after the events of the film, though, especially after the final scene. I can’t even begin to comprehend how they could reconcile those two halves of their lives.
Pairing: CrowleyxReader Word count: 1,188 Warnings: A couple swears Request: Hi! Can I request a Crowley x reader in which the boys and her have to
fight a dragon and Crowley knows where it is and joins them. Just as
they arrived in the place the reader was immediately abducted by the
dragon and when they finds her in a dungeon they begins to laugh at her
‘cause they find out she’s virgin. But Crowley stands up for her and
scolds them for their childish behavior. A/N: Their comments were a bit tough for me. I wanted to keep it more in line with their personalities, while conveying what I needed. That, and I’ve never heard people actually be put down for their virginity, so I really had to use my imagination haha
A dragon. A freaking real life dragon. Now, that was something that you never expected to encounter. From what you had heard, they were pretty rare, even for hunters to see. Yet, you were now tracking one. You’d left out the tiny detail of you being a virgin. Sure, it proably would have given you a free pass on this hunt, but that would leave them one person short. They would need all the help they could get. That, and it saved you from hearing Dean’s comments. You knew how he was. He was basically as far from a virgin as you could get.