“I’m surprised that a human being is capable of understanding how I feel. It’s a shame. There’s a geoweapon incubating in your planet that will destroy everything shortly. But you don’t deserve that, do you?”
Today is a really special day to me, 7 years ago I discovered Flipnote Studio for the first time on my DSi !! It was the September 4th 2009 !
At that time I never animated on something digital in my entire life and I was scared to try, not being good to draw with a tablet or on a PC at all but drawing on a tactile digital screen helped me a lot to get confortable and I began to have fun with this little application, so much fun that I began to enjoy and taking it more seriously. Knowing that most of the animators animate on a PC I always thought I was not a real one and would never be taking seriously …. but with all of your love I believed that it was false and that any animators (and any artist in general !) can be awesome and passionate no matter what they use !!
This is an amazing and important meaning to me !
And now, 7 years later, I still use this application to make all of my little characters living and moving, bouncing to make you smile :)
I want to thank you for your big and awesome support, for the new fans like the first I got back on Flipnote Hatena, I would never believe in the past that so many people would follow me for the animations I made on the DSi or 3DS, thanks to you I’m proud to continue with it and to be respected for my work !
Thank you all so much, I will never forget all of these years and I will keep going ! I can’t thank you enough, you make my life !! :’D
I still can’t believe how far I could go with this amazing application, you made me believe whatever you use to share your passion, if you love doing it, people will also love it !
So again, Thank you all so much, you made my day, and I can say, you made my life, a huge part of it ! I’m proud to do what I do and you push me to do more, you are all Génial ! I’m sure U will animate 7 more years and even more :) Thanks for making me believe in my passion and my dreams !
Merci tout le monde pour tout votre soutien ! Vous êtes tous géniaux !!! J’ai vraiment hâte d’en partager encore plus avec vous tous !!
Monday, April 17 – Dreams, anything involving dreams (e.g., sharing dreams, visions,
alternate worlds, Black Mercy, etc.)
with an uncomfortable feeling in her chest, sometime during the night and Cat
can feel it constricting her so very, very tightly, but a dose of painkillers
dulls it enough for her to return to sleep. But in the morning when she returns
to CatCo, it burns incessantly. Cat knows that things have been stressful
lately, what with Adam, however…
“I am not
having a heart-attack,” she makes herself clear to James, who she is using as a
balance right now. Concern is all over his face and he helps her sit down. “I’m
not having a heart-attack.”
you,” James says, worry in his voice. He crouches and if Cat weren’t feeling so
out of sorts she’d reprimand him.
She tries to
distract herself. “Where’s Keira?”
over to where Winn stands just inside her office, exchanging a glance that has
Cat narrowing her eyes before she sees double- no, somewhere else. The sky is orange and Kara is holding some
small object, obviously confused, a dark-haired woman behind her with her hand
on her back. Cat stares for a moment, before her office flickers back into
something very wrong with me,” she whispers, before realising her skin is
itching. Letting go of James finally, she pulls up her sleeve, sucking in a
pained gasp. Where her soulmate’s Picture once rested was bare skin, the
stencil of a face with red, blocked-in eyes gone. “What the hell? No, what’s
happening to her?”
to her, but it’s as if he’s underwater and the constriction around her chest
aches sharply for a few seconds before Cat is in that room again with Kara. She
watches her hug a tall, salt-and-pepper haired man in a dark blue suit of some
kind that matches the red-haired woman’s dress.
is happening?” Cat interrupts their little reunion, causing Kara to spin around,
How- how are you here?”
me where here is,” she looks around
more, not quite deciding whether or not she appreciates the minimalist décor. “The
sky is orange, so I’m going to assume this is not Earth, despite how I was in
my office only a brief moment ago.”
Krypton,” Kara says nervously, before the man and woman step in front of her.
“Who are you
and how did you get in here?” The man questions, “This is a private set of
apartments, reserved for the House of El.”
him, looking at Kara, who presses past him. “Father, this is my- Cat, this is
Cat Grant. She’s from Earth. She’s a friend.”
“You know, Keira, both Superman and Supergirl are
both insistent that Krypton exploded,” Cat says in a reserved tone, causing
Kara to nod shakily.
“I don’t know
what’s going on. How are you even here?”
know, but I do know that something is going very, very wrong with me.” She
looks to her still rolled-up sleeve, Kara gasping at the lack of face. “Pictures
don’t just disappear, Kara…” and that’s when Cat suddenly realises something
very important about Kara’s appearance.
When Kara had
first come to her that Tuesday morning at ten fifteen, one of the first things
she noticed after the bright purple sweater, glasses and golden blonde hair was
the writing all over her body. The English alphabet was sewn over her skin,
making hundreds of thousands of tiny, tiny words and sentences, quoting both
classics and new novels, some that Cat had even read.
skin is clear, completely Blank.
happened to you?” She almost reels back, but instead takes a step forwards as
Kara’s brows knit together, before her eyes trail to her hands, widening at the
sight of them. She grips them, shoving up her sleeves and pulling up her
floor-length skirt briefly, to the shocked noises of her father and –
presumably – mother.
“Kara, do not
be so undignified!” The woman orders, looking horrified on Kara’s behalf, even
as the blonde rushes over to Cat, taking her hands in an oddly close gesture. Like
every time they touch, Cat can feel the heat of her, an omnipresent warmth that
she knows she could take advantage of if ever reason called for it – though it
on? What’s happening to us?”
know, Kara, but this can’t- isn’t, real. If this is Krypton,” Cat holds Kara’s
hands tightly, only loosening her grip when Kara makes a pained face, jerking
in her hold slightly, “then it has to be fake. I don’t know how you’ve done it,
but you’ve got us stuck in this fake world-”
everything disappears, her office coming back into focus. Her employees are at
the entrance to her office, Winn keeping them back as James speaks to her
speak to me-”
happened?” Cat questions even as the tightness around her chest abates suddenly,
leaving a kind of hole she can’t explain. Looking to her arm in paranoia, Cat
becomes boneless in her chair at the little stencil reappearing. “Thank god.”
“Cat, are you
okay?” James questions, the care in his voice only barely preventing Cat from
snapping at him as she gets to her feet, plans swirling in her mind.
work,” she orders her employees at the door, “I’m fine. Someone call my driver.
James, you’re in charge for the rest of the day.” Picking up her phone and
gathering the rest of her things into her handbag, she texts Kara. That had better been because of some alien
superpower regarding soulmates rather than because something was trying to kill
are you sure you don’t need to go to a hospital?” James questions, causing Cat
to wave him off.
Make sure CatCo is running smoothly while I take the day off. Winn has my
passwords.” Leaving quickly, Cat looks to her phone, watching it the entire time
down her elevator. Kara doesn’t reply until she’s well on her way to her
Are you okay?
quickly. Yes. Tell me what happened.
It was the black mercy. My uncle sent
it to kill me. It puts you into a dream world and slowly sucks the life out of
you. My sister said my Pictures had faded while under.
At that, Cat
shivers. Pictures are sacred, Pictures- Cat doesn’t reply via text, actually
calling. Kara picks up immediately.
Cat shakes her head. “That little dream sequence revealed to me exactly who you
“…Ms Grant, I’m sorry I lied-”
“No, no, lie
all you want, Keira, I just thought that you might have trusted me more, before
this.” Cat grips her phone tightly, shutting her eyes as theories flash through
her head. “But that doesn’t quite matter right now, I don’t think. What does
matter is how I was drawn in, in the first place. That white mercy-”
kill you and your Pictures started fading, but so did mine and I was pulled
into your dream.”
short silence before Kara replies. “We
should talk about this in person.”
soulmate,” Cat says, voice not as bitter as she wants it to be and far softer.
She hears Kara suck in a breath on the other end of the line as she feels her
marks start to fade, seeing them disappear on her arms and legs. Her neck
itches and she takes her pocket-mirror out of her handbag, opening it in time
to see the ink turn red. A diamond sits in her clavicle, full of little lines
and squares, surrounded by a symmetrical border of curved lines and arrows.
“Do you have
the same as me?” Cat murmurs.
“I felt it appear on my back. I think it’s
pretty big, but not a full portrait? More like…like lines.”
says before hanging up and taking a picture of her chest, easily visible due to
the deep V of her shirt. Sending it to Kara seems strange and vaguely perverse –
she’s her assistant still, nothing has been properly organised so they can’t
call her incompetent and-
calling again. Cat picks up. “So?”
“We’ve got the location on my uncle. I’m
going after him, but we’ll talk later?”
Cat blinks in
surprise, mouth opening in slightly shock. “What?”
“I have to go. I’ll float in front of your
penthouse window tonight.” And then she hangs up. Cat looks at her phone in
disbelief before glaring, clenching her jaw.
“…you will find what you want only as long as you stay in your dream. Once abandon it, and you are at the mercy of other people’s dreams. They will make of you want they want you to be. Forget them, Sarah. Trust to your dream.”
Sarah was spellbound.
“Trust to me,” Jareth said, moving his face close to her. “Can you do that?”