“It must feel real nice for you to stand here judging me, surrounded by all the things you got out of life while I spent 18 years in isolation as the family reject. And let me tell you, every inch of me wants to kill you for that. Every part! But I can’t…because the only way I can survive is if you help me.”
so, a little while ago, andavs asked me to make her aNot Quite Normal OTP challengeand because, she’s awesome, she said she would actually do the challenge. And then I decided to do it as well because fair’s fair!
BUT, then we decided that we should do an Attempted Mind Meld Challenge. Basically, this means both of us are doing the challenge (don’t worry, I’m writing not drawing) and then posting our work on the same day and seeing how well they line up. We haven’t talked about them at all before posting so really, this is probably going to be a complete disaster.
Regardless, here’s #1: On a Swing Set
(Post Season 3B, Sterek, Angst to Fluff, 2k)
Stiles never looks up at the sky anymore.
Derek watches for it, waiting, a part of him wondering when
exactly he pinned down that small quirk that belonged to Stiles and Stiles
alone. He can’t really remember when he first noticed it- maybe his
subconscious had noted it right away, when he spent their first few
interactions in cars with Stiles while the younger boy looked towards the
heavens for help. Or maybe it was later than that, when he spent large portions
of his time threatening Stiles into helping him and Stiles’ cocky eye rolls had
come hand in hand with his computer skills. Probably it wasn’t until the long
summer that Stiles spent at his loft, researching through Scott’s shifts at
Deaton’s, staring at the ceiling as if that’s where he would find the answer.
Really, though, he doesn’t notice it until it’s gone. Until
it’s after the Nogistune and after Allison and Stiles’ eyes stop flicking
Nowadays, Stiles moves like a person who is trying very hard
to control every tick of his body, while pretending very hard that nothing’s
changed. He meets people’s eyes when they speak to him and smiles when he’s
supposed to and flails his hands when he is telling a story (though he’s half a
beat behind the words instead of two beats ahead). It isn’t a particularly good
imitation of his former self but it fools most people – the acquaintances, and
teachers, and even Lydias of the world.
His dad isn’t fooled. Neither is Scott. Neither is Derek.
And by all accounts, Derek should be fooled. Because he and Stiles, they aren’t… they aren’t
anything. Maybe they were once enemies, maybe they were once unwilling
partners, maybe at one point they grew a mutual respect and understanding but…
But it had all faded into some weird gray area. Before…
before everything, they had reached an area where it was okay for their eyes to
cling to each other, as long as they were in the middle of an argument. An area
where they were allowed to touch as long as it conveyed frustration rather than
comfort. An area where they could save each other again and again as long as
they never mentioned it.
And now… well, now all Derek can think about is the fact that
Stiles never looks up anymore and how much that bothers him.
Was present for a bit of filming today at Colonial Williamsburg. For a split second I saw Owain, and could hear Sam’s Simcoe voice shouting at his Queen’s Rangers. They were filming in a courtyard sort of area of the capitol building. The Rangers were facing some redcoats, which I’m assuming Arnold is in charge of. I could hear him as well, something about enemies’ hearts on the field of battle or whatever.
I chatted with one of the PAs who was very friendly, and she said we probably won’t get the show until late summer or early fall. Seth Numrich was at home (I asked, because I’m that person). And she said not many people ask about him! More people ask about Jamie and/or Sam! WHAAAT.
I also asked if they’d be filming down in Yorktown (because that’s where I’m closest too), and she said they were TRYING. But the battlefields are a part of the national parks service and you know how that bureaucratic government shit goes…
Cool to see it. Jamie was there as well, don’t know if anyone else was, but it was a neat experience. Here’s to hoping they can get down to Yorktown!
how long did it take to actually make skull-kids into a public thing? i dont know if im explaining it right or not? but i mean, how long did it take to develop the story, art, ideas, etc, to what its become today?
Ummmm, I started development on Skull-Kids! 2 years ago, but only got really passionate about it last year around summer time. Skull-Kids! probably won’t be officially released until later this summer or fall. Yah see once I finish the concept art, I still have to plan out the “first season”, then animate the opening. Seasons = Arcs, Episodes = Chapters, Pages. I’m really trying to blend together animated shows and comics. We’ll see how it turns out, hopefully entertaining!
The semester is over and I’m back home living with my parents for the summer. Will probably have some more free time until I grab a summer job. Luckily I managed to get us some internet while I’m here so we won’t repeat last summer.