lia my love

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I’ve buried my love in the moon dust .

“In Another Universe” - Digital Oil Painting

In another universe, where the tattoo on Billie’s finger says 10" instead of FOX. Hehe! (To be clear, I have nothing against Georgia or Lawrence, I think they’re grand, I just like thinking about David and Billie in a ‘what if’ sort of way.)

This is NOT a Photoshop filter, every stroke is painted by me.

I just want to say that I admire Ariana Grande so so much. I hadn’t previously been a fan of hers as my musical taste wasn’t quite in line with the music she was making but now after seeing how incredibly kind and caring and genuine she is, I will always support her and I want nothing but the absolute best for her and her family and her fans. She is truly such an amazing person and I admire her more than I can find words to say.

What happened was heinous. Just absolutely evil. But she has shown her true character in the wake of this devastating tragedy.

I may not have always been a fan and supported her but I sure as hell support her with my entire heart and being now. She is truly an inspiration and I am so grateful and appreciative that so many people can have her as an idol to look up to. She is truly a wonderful person and I can’t think of anyone more worthy and deserving of people’s love and support.

I know that I will love and support her always from now on because she is a beautiful human being and I aspire to be someone as kind and generous and genuinely good as her.

“Date Night” - Digital Oil Painting

I’ve been having lots of David x Billie feels since writing in the “Lia, My Love” universe. This goes along with the story I’ve been writing, where they go out during the week between gigs at the faire on the weekend. ^_^

This is NOT a Photoshop filter, every stroke is painted by me.

HER STEPS ARE SLOW   &   STEADY, heels clicking against the hard flooring as she made her way down the empty hall. it felt like AGES since she last visited the mansion   &   it felt even stranger to visit after school hours. but her trip from dubai reminded her of how little she saw of old friends. one person in particular.

FINALLY, SHE MAKES IT to her destination: the library. ruby lips curl into a proud smirk when she sees the familiar figure sitting at a table alone. gotcha ! careful steps are taken as she approaches him, careful not to startle him as she gently taps his shoulder, a soft whisper to follow after.

“   hey summers. miss me ?   “

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last night, I went over to my mom’s house and my 9-year-old sister was listening to stronger than you from steven universe. I went over to talk to her about it and she got really excited and started naming all her favorite episodes (including ‘a lot of sad episodes’). she jumped up from the couch and started bragging about how her birthstone is ruby and that means that she makes up half of garnet, who she thinks is the coolest character in the show. I laughed and told her that was awesome, and then she told me that all she had left to do was find her sapphire.

my nine-year-old sister offhandedly mentioned herself in the context of a queer relationship and didn’t think it was at all abnormal. and she knows ruby and sapphire are together romantically— she also picked up on the rose and pearl relationship, which a lot of the fandom still struggles with. she knows that ruby and sapphire are lgbt, and she didn’t see anything wrong with being associated with that. I don’t know if she’s lgbt or not— she’s 9. but the fact that she is comfortable identifying with lgbt characters and treats those relationships as normal is SUCH a big deal.

straight relationships have always been the default. kids are assumed straight until proven otherwise, and compulsory heterosexuality is everywhere. the fact that steven universe has made it possible for kids — even just one kid, even just my sister — to see lgbt relationships in a positive light and to potentially envision themselves in one? that’s revolutionary. that would have changed my whole life when I was younger. and I always knew the power that representation could have, but I never really felt it until I talked to my sister about steven universe. I mean, this is a child whose grandmother told her she wouldn’t come to her wedding if she married a girl, and she’s still brave enough to talk about 'finding her sapphire?’ that’s huge. that’s important. and I’m so grateful that su has provided that for her.