i finished drafting it and oh man

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HERE’S PART TWO OF MY ART SCHOOL AU~
You can read pt 1 here !

thanks so much for the nice comments and feedback i got from this au (:
i was initially gonna drop it after i made pt 1, but i guess a part of me wants to continue so i can draw my ship ; v; heh… i hope you guys enjoy~

anonymous asked:

Sup over summer I kinda kept u updated with my first draft progress cause I’d never gotten further than like 15000 words and you inspired me, well, I’ve FINISHED IT. at like, 95k.... and I’m very stressed about all the deleting I’m gonna have to do in the first round of edits 😅😅

oh my GOSH!!!!!! that’s amazing pal!!!!!!! congrats on finishing! oh man it makes me so proud to hear about you guys finishing your drafts :’) GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR EDITS!

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“The Women” was an episode logline featured in the original “Star Trek Is…” document and became one of the three story outlines that Gene Roddenberry wrote for NBC to choose from when planning the original series pilot. (The other two were “The Cage” and “Landru’s Paradise,” later to be made as “The Return of the Archons.)

When it came time for a second pilot, NBC asked Roddenberry to present them with three screenplays by three different writers to choose from. Sam Peeples wrote "Where No Man Has Gone Before” while Roddenberry tackled “The Omega Glory” and Stephen Kandel handled “The Women,” which would soon feature a lovable pimp and con-man named Harcourt Fenton Mudd. Kandel had no experience with science fiction, really, but he did understand how to write for television and used Mudd’s bigger-than-life personality to distract the executives from noticing that the story he was developing involved pill-popping prostitutes.

Kandel wrote two drafts of “Mudd’s Women” during the pilot selection phase but had to hand it off to Roddenberry’s team as he was about to produce a series of his own, Iron Horse. TV writer Jack Guss received an envelope from Roddenberry with a request for an overhaul and, without knowing it had been the Great Bird’s concept from the beginning, sent a note back to the office pointing out the story’s weaknesses from top to bottom, most specifically the lack of real conflict.

Guss wasn’t invited back to Star Trek.

While Robert Justman turned in a laundry list of production issues that needed to be tackled based on Kandel’s drafts, Roddenberry handed the rewrite assignment to John D.F. Black, who’d just taken over as the show’s script coordinator. Black and Justman hashed out things while Roddenberry worked on the script for “The Corbomite Manuever” and when he finally got to read “Mudd’s Women,” he wrote a memo to Black that started out “A good script, excellent dialogue and characterizations; enjoyed reading it,” before pointing out a number of ways to improve the screenplay, all dictated while enjoying a late-night cocktail.

Black did another pass, incorporating those suggestions, Justman offered a few more notes (including one that should have been included: Ben Childress actually finds that he loves Eve no matter what she looks like) and then Roddenberry did a Roddenberry and completely rewrote it. Unlike many of his peers, Stephen Kandel understood how Roddenberry worked and in an interview stated “Oh, Gene rewrote. He loved to meddle. No script was ever finished.”

While “The Corbomite Maneuver” would see more substantial changes from first draft to shooting script, Roddenberry felt that his and Black’s contributions merited a full credit, which read “Story by Gene Roddenberry; Teleplay by Stephen Kandel, John D.F. Black and Gene Roddenberry.”

Casting Harry Mudd was easy; Roger C. Carmel had been a guest star on a number of TV shows (including multiple appearances on The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and I Spy) and he was the first and only person that Joe D'Agosta called. “He was the right person for that role and, when you look at his contribution, maybe the only person for that role,” the casting director would later say.

The three women were a bit more difficult: a group of 20 appeared but D'Agosta narrowed it down to Karen Steele as Eve; Susan Denberg as Magda and Maggie Thrett as Ruth. Steele had appeared prominently in 1955’s Marty and the acclaimed western Rode Lonesome along with a number of b-pictures.

Denberg came from Poland to Las Vegas, joining a chorus line there before being discovered and taking on a number of TV and film roles. She actually appeared in the August 1966 issue of Playboy, released just prior to the broadcast of "Mudd’s Women.” James Doohan recalled that any of the sequences in which the male cast members were required to ogle the women were not a challenge in the slightest, Denberg in particular. “I looked at her and thought, ‘Wooooeeee.’”

Maggie Thrett had made her feature film debut the same year with Dimenson 5, a science fiction film that featured former Enterprise captain Jeffrey Hunter. Harlan Ellison, who was working on his script for “The City On The Edge Of Forever” at the Trek offices during shooting, kept calling her “Maggie Treat.” When corrected on her name by a woman that worked on the show, Ellison responded that to her, she was a threat. To him, the tall brunette was a treat.

This was the first episode in which viewers would get to see William Ware Theiss’s theories of women’s clothing in action. He believed that it wasn’t how much an article of clothing revealed that mattered; it was the idea that it could slip the tiniest bit and fall to the floor. Roddenberry would (not surprisingly) attend many of the fittings for these costumes and make suggestions that would end up making things even skimpier.

The wardrobe made explicit the sexual nature of the script and while westerns had frequently featured men offering women to lonesome settlers and ranchers with very little attention from the censors, Theiss’s costumes weren’t like those featured on Gunsmoke. This caused some consternation with John D.F. Black and Justman, but thanks to Jerry Finnerman’s soft-focus technique for shooting women (which debuted here) and some discreet editing, the episode made it with very little in the way of interference.

Speaking of editing, this would be director Harvey Hart’s only episode, his technique of cutting in the camera and using elaborate setups made it hard for the editing team to put together the final product. Throw in the fact that he racked up a lot of overtime with his shooting techniques and you have a person who wasn’t a good fit for the budget-minded production.

I’m not a huge fan of “Mudd’s Women” — mostly because I object to Harry Mudd’s way of making a living and how women are treated as chattel — but for an episode early in the series, it does a number of things very well. All of the performances are razor-sharp and even with the occasional continuity gaffes and odd moments (why didn’t Ben Childress have goggles if he was a settler on a dustblown, distant world?), it looks and feels like a more mature vision than its production date would suggest.

anonymous asked:

hey Alice, I just finished my first draft, and wanted to say thank you as your comic kept me going (both in writing and in real life) i love you and your boys HAVE A NICE DAY *runs away, the sound of joyous crying fading in the distance*

CONGRATS ON FINISHING YOUR DRAFT!!! that’s an incredible achievement!! and oh man this is lovely to hear! <3

@christineplays replied to your photoset “I Met You The second part has arrived at the cost of writing the next…”

Will there be a part 3 ? Please let us know

Oh man the drafts for the next four pages have been sitting and glaring at me from my desktop I am, |   | this close to finishing these pages I just need to color them and that’s such a pain in the butt but! I am working on the next pages! So they should be up soon but not for like another week or so cause college is sucking the life out of me ;o; but I promise I’m working on them!

“Farewell, O King Under the Mountain… May we meet again, in another–better–time…”

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Yup, just had to jump on that bandwagon. I was supposed to be making myself feel better, but NOPE. That wasn’t in the cards apparently. This is real sketchy and could use some cleanup but I’m calling it done because I think it works well either way.

Man, props to whoever draws that crown, because that thing is hard to draw. I’m honestly, bizarrely, pleased to see him in that crown. He deserved to at least wear it once. Although, I gotta wonder where it came from…??? Because his grandfather was wearing it when he was killed, so have they just been carting that thing around on the off-chance they would actually win back Erebor from the dragon and everyone would survive? Oh well. Shhh! Don’t question it, drakyrna!

Man, I have so much backlog to get done….! Gotta get on those reverse bang drafts and then finish up this gift that I’ve been working on for almost 2 weeks now ^^’

In the meantime, I’m gonna go back to wallowing in a corner and trying to contain all the sudden depression I’m getting from the trailer.

Assassin’s Creed. Extended Master Assassin Trailer

I was really hoping the other three would show up in the new trailer.|||orz

Really crappy draft, I don’t think anyone would understand WTH is happening, but yeah, I wanted some Baguette Quartet + Elise action.

Paint★Berri Save Demo

Oh man! Time to make another PaintBerri feature demo! Just gotta save out my finished image-

Almost there-

OH NO! MY SHIPPING!!! 
Good thing I saved! Let’s just open the saved file from my Drafts page and -

OH NO! I didn’t save frequently because I was deep in an art groove! ALL IS LOST!!

I guess I’ll just have to repaint it-

AUTO-BACK SAVES THE DAY!!!

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Me vs Sherlock interacting with Molly through the seasons

/this has been stuck in my drafts for ages and I just remembered I need to finish it. utter nonsense but feels.

S1: BUT SHE’S ASKING YOU ON A DATE SHERLOCK. A COFFEE DATE. YOU LIKE COFFEE.
YOU’RE SMILING AT HER WHILE SHE ISN’T LOOKING. GOSH.
OH NOW YOU’RE FUCKING LOOKING AT HER. WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG. REALLY SHERLOCK YOU’VE HAD ALL THE CHANCES TO TAKE HER UP ON THAT COFFEE OFFER, NOW YOUR NEMESIS IS MESSING WITH YOU AND YOU DON’T HAVE A A CLUE YET. GET IT TOGETHER MAN.

S2: SO YOU HUMILIATE HER THEN KISS HER ON THE CHEEK. YOU’RE DOING THIS BACKWARDS. YOU DO THAT WITH HER THOUGH DON’T YOU. STOP TOYING WITH MY EMOTIONS YOU NERD. 

NO YOU DON’T HUMILIATE HER AGAIN BECAUSE YOU DEDUCE PEOPLE. STOP TALKING, YOU’RE NOT BEING KIND. YOU’RE BEING STUPID.

THAT PUPPY DOG LOOK WHEN SHE DOESN’T THINK SHE MATTERS TO YOU. FUCKING TELL HER YOU ASSHOLE. DO IT. NOW.

FUCKING FINALLY, SHERLOCK. YOU DID IT. I’M SO PROUD. THANKS FOR CRUSHING MY SOUL AND PUTTING IT BACK TOGETHER AGAIN.

S3: YOU SURPRISED HER IN HER LOCKER ROOM. THAT WOULD BE CREEPY IF YOU DIDN’T CLEAN YOUR BLOODY FACE BEFORE DOING IT. AND YOU’RE SMILING AT HER. SUCH PROGRESS.

BUT WAIT…SHE’S ENGAGED. SHERLOCK DON’T MAKE ME CRY. YOU MADE ME CRY. YOU TOLD HER SHE DESERVES HAPPINESS BUT NOT WITH YOU EVEN THOUGH IT HURTS YOU. YOUR PROGRESSION IS BEAUTIFUL AND BREAKING MY DAMN HEART.

MOLLY GO AFTER HIM FOR FUCKS SAKES.

HEY SHERLOCK ONCE AGAIN YOU DID GOOD AND DIDN’T HUMILIATE HER FOR CHOOSING THAT GUY. PROPS.

MOLLY YOUR DEVOTION IS SHOWING AND IT’S PRETTY DAMN ADORABLE. JUST TELL HIM THAT YOU’RE WORRIED ABOUT HIM AND HIS FUCKING SPEECH. BUT NO YOU CAN’T BECAUSE YOU’RE ENGAGED. YOU’RE HIS FRIEND MOLLY. MOLLY…

DON’T MAKE JOKES ABOUT YOU HAVING SEX WITH OTHER GUYS MOLLY. BUT WAIT DO…BECAUSE AWKWARD SHERLOCK IS HILARIOUS AND YOU’RE OBVIOUSLY AMUSED BY HIM.

NO HE CAN’T WORK IT OUT, HE WANTS TO KEEP YOU IN HIS CIRCLE SO HE ASKS FOR YOUR HELP. GRADUATE CHEMIST - SO WHAT.

SHERLOCK YOU SAW HER WITH TOM AND YOUR REACTION ISN’T SUBTLE AT ALL. PLEASE DO SOMETHING.

BUT WAIT…SHE STABS HIM FOR YOU. OH YOU WEIRD IDIOTS PLEASE STOP.

SHERLOCK YOU SHOULD HAVE ASKED HER TO DANCE. SHE COULD HAVE POLITELY TOLD TOM THAT IT WAS A DANCE. A BEAUTIFUL DANCE WITH THE MAN WHO SHE CARES ABOUT. OKAY MAYBE THAT WORDING IS BAD. BUT C’MON.

SHERLOCK YOU’RE NO BETTER. YOU JUST WALKED AWAY. SHERLOCK…

OH! SHE SLAPPED YOU. MOLLY FUCKING HOOPER SLAPPED YOU AND YOU HAD TO BE A SARCASTIC PIECE OF SHIT. BUT YOU’RE HAPPY SHE’S AVAILABLE. ONCE AGAIN YOU’RE BREAKING MY FUCKING HEART.

MOLLY I LOVE YOU FOR DOING THAT. HE NEEDS SOME SENSE KNOCKED INTO HIM. FEEL FREE TO DO THAT AGAIN.

SHERLOCK WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING POSING TO BE ENGAGED. DO YOU KNOW WHAT MOLLY WOULD FUCKING TELL YOU. YOU’RE BEING AN ASS.

OH FUCK. YOU’RE SHOT. BUT MOLLY IS THERE. HOLY FUCK. I KNEW SHE WAS IN THAT MIND OF YOURS. THE FIRST ONE YOU SEE.

SHE’S HELPING YOU STAY ALIVE. SHERLOCK THAT’S FUCKING TELLING ISN’T IT. YOU NEED HER, ALWAYS. MAYBE YOU SHOULD TELL HER ABOUT THAT WHEN YOU’RE NOT ABOUT TO DIE.

NO?

YOU DECIDE TO FUCKING LEAVE WITHOUT TELLING HER. EXCUSE ME. WHO THE FUCK ARE YOU.

NOW YOUR NEMESIS WHO IS DEAD - HE IS SUPPOSED TO BE IS BACK - AND COULD PROBABLY HURT HER. WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU GOING TO DO NOW?

TAB: MOLLY IS A MAN. SHERLOCK YOU DON’T SEE IT DO YOU. SHE’S RIGHT FUCKING THERE. SHE’S GORGEOUS TOO.

MUCH LATER…

HOOPER. HOLMES.

YES. GOOD. 

NOW KISS!

YOU IDIOTS ARE IN LOVE AND THE FACT THAT THIS IS ALL GOING ON IN YOUR HEAD SAYS SO MUCH SHERLOCK.

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO NOW?

IDK SAVE LONDON AND MAKE SURE SHE IS WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES? I HAVE NO CLUE.I MEAN YOU CAN’T JUST LEAVE HER OUT OF IT RIGHT? NO YOU CAN’T.

*waits to find out*

S4 (from what I saw): YOU’RE BABYSITTING TOGETHER. YOU’RE GODPARENTS. YOU’RE TRASHY AND ADORABLE GODPARENTS.

THAT’S ONE STEP CLOSER TO THE REAL THING. TAKE THE CHANCE, SHERLOCK.

/pretty sure some of this is out of order but my brain goes in a weird swirly pattern so forgive me if I moved a thought into the wrong season or in the right season but wrong section of the season.