maybe i'll finish it when i'm done

droughtjoy 2017 ficlet: to ease the pain of idleness in every grain of sand

for Prompt 8: Theon builds a sand castle of Winterfell (got the idea from @youbuggingme​‘s anon ask) (submitted by anonymous)

what says on the tin. jon also stars. pg13, show spoilers of course, set sometime after 7x04 and before 7x05. title from bob dylan, sort of because I mashed two different lines from the same song /o\

The beach is empty.

Of course it is.

The queen flew off with her dragon a while ago, Jon Snow hasn’t come back down from Dragonstone – and why should he? – and no one else stayed.

Of course they didn’t. They were his sister’s men before his, and of course they all think he was a coward for leaving her, as if he could have done anything other than getting the both of them killed.

Theon sighs and drops sitting down on the shore. He might as well. He doesn’t feel like going back inside the castle, he doesn’t feel like answering the same questions over and over and sure as the seven hells he doesn’t want to explain anyone why he jumped. Maybe someone would understand if he said, I thought I was back in Winterfell, but he has a feeling they would not.

It’s been such a long time since he sat on a beach and just stared at the sea, though.

Hell, maybe he hasn’t done it since he was nine.

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– the angels revealed themselves to her; said they were ten feet tall, radiant, and one of them was black; said they helped her with various household chores. One of them changed a light bulb for her, the porch light.

After working on this piece on and off for almost a year, I think it’s finally more or less done. It’s so difficult to decide when something is “finished”.

I’m intrigued by the idea of Night Vale angels looking like something one wouldn’t traditionally call an angel. Heads like those of ancient Egyptian gods and bodies like distorted modern sculptures. Tall, ominous and creepy, but happy to help an old lady with simple household chores.

The XX sentence starters
  • "You used to have all the answers."
  • "I think we're superstars."
  • "I'll forgive and forget."
  • "Don't think that I'm pushing you away when you're the one that I've kept closest."
  • "Here I saw something I couldn't over look."
  • "I am yours now."
  • "Please don't say we're done when I'm not finished."
  • "I could give so much more."
  • "It's been a while and you've found someone better, but I've been waiting too long to give this up."
  • "Sometimes, I still need you."
  • "Maybe I had said something that was wrong."
  • "I think I'm losing where you end and I begin."
  • "I can't give it up to someone elses touch because I care too much."
  • "Could you tell I was left lost and lonely?"
  • "Can I confess these things to you?"
  • "We'll talk about it soon."
  • "I couldn't spill my heart."
  • "I can give it all on the first date."
  • "If someone believed me, they would be as in love with you as I am."
  • "Everyday I'm learning about you, the things that no one else sees."
  • "I think I'm ready, as long as you're with me."
  • "Did I hold you too tight? Did I not let enough light in?"
  • "We used to get closer than this; is it something you missed?"
  • "You're more than I can believe would ever come my way."
  • "I want you to be mine."
  • "I wish you'd been there, I needed you there."
  • "Maybe tonight I could stop dreaming and start believing in forever."
  • "Did I see you see me in a new light?"
  • "I saw you again, it felt like we had never met."
  • "What have you done with the one I love?"
  • "I always thought it was sad the way we act like strangers."
  • "After all that we had, we act like we had never met."
  • "You were more than just a friend."
  • "I always thought it was a shame that we have to play these games."
  • "It felt like you really knew me, bow it feels like you see through me."
  • "When I see you again, I'll know what not to expect."
  • "When I see you again, and I'm greeted as a friend, it is understood that we did all we could."
  • "Been gone such a long time and I feel the same."
  • "Will you miss me?"
  • "Now there's no hope for you and me."
  • "Do you still believe in you and me?"
  • "Is it meant to be?"
  • "I can't stop you leaving."
  • "Some things have lost their meaning."
  • "Why would you ever want to leave?"
  • "I wouldn't do that to you."
  • "You move your hand away from mine; I'll take it as a sign."
  • "I would have given you it all."
  • "I'm soothed by you, you take it all away."
  • "I lose to you, surrendered at the start of the game."
  • "The moments we share always end too soon."
  • "What I've done, you've done, too."
  • "I know you're hurt, I want to mend your heart."
  • "You reappeared like you had never been gone."
  • "You're touching me like you have no desire for closure."

HOWDY GUYS so i’ve been a little quiet, but i’m gonna get to asks and stuff tonight!! TODAY IS MY LAST DAY OF MY HUGE WORK STREAK and then i’ll have almost the entire rest of the week to do art/home work things. i am PUMPED!! so in excitement/preparation, i got about 45 minutes into a painting of tom ellis as lucifer. i think i’ll finish that tonight as well! c:

guards caught off guard

some progress from day two of my 2D animation course. I’m don’t know if I’m satisfied with the timing here, but I’m starting to warm up to TVPaint!