oh my love is like a red red rose

Alright, so I haven’t even reblogged art yet, but at @karamatsukid’s request, here is a Abeno/Ashiya fic (from Fukigen na Mononokean)!  It was mostly an excuse to use a LOT of flower language.  ;D  Hope you guys like it!!


The moment Hanae met eyes with his mother, he knew bringing Abeno over to visit was a mistake.  She looked between the two of them, beamed, and said, “Oh, honey, let me get you a red rose!”  I love you.

Hanae froze.  “No.  Mom, no.  A yellow rose.  Not red.  This is Abeno, my classmate.  Remember?”  Friendship, not love.

“It’s nice to meet you, Mrs. Ashiya,” Abeno said, bowing.  “Thank you for having me.”

“Oh, it’s no trouble, dear.  Where did I put that moss…  And of course, I’ll need to pick up some ambrosia for the both of you.”  His mom glanced over her shoulder, thinking.  Maternal love.  Your love is reciprocated.

“Ambrosia, like mythology?” Abeno asked, his brow furrowed.

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First Rec Day of 2017

You know, Rec Day’s supposed to be about artists as well as fic writers! So I figured I’d dedicate this first rec day to giving some shoutouts to some of the best damn artists in fandom! Incomplete list of course, but I’ll try to get better about putting them in my normal fic rec posts as well!

@gyptym 

Like oh god do I adore gyptym’s art. it’s always just so freaking striking; I love the style and the colors and the subject matter pretty much always manages to cater exactly to what I want to see and I adore it. 

  • tfw you find out you are just a memory of your boss’s dead wife (I LOVE THEIR TEX OKAY AND THIS COMIC IS JUST A PUNCH TO THE FUCKING GUT BECAUSE TEEEEEEX.)
  • roses are red n violets are blu (Red Team and Blue Team all together! It’s so perfect and the colors are gorgeous and the lighting is freaking amazing so just join me in staring at this forever) 
  • Carolina NO- (CAROLINA AND EPSILON AND MY EMOTIONS BEING SCATTERED ON THE GROUND BECAUSE OF HER FUCKING EXPRESSION AND THE CONCERN EPSILON MANAGES TO RADIATE DESPITE NOT HAVING A FACE.) 

@lostlegendaerie

if you like suffering and pretty things, then Saro’s art is for you. And since I love both of these, I can safely call myself a fan.

Three pieces:

  • “we’re the good guys, right?” (I LOOOVE Saro’s York so much and haha, my favorite York line, hello my name is Steph and I love to CRY)
  • lighter, heavier (it’s so painful but in such a quiet way and it’s like a stab right in the heart. Yoooork.)
  • Carolina in the snow (THE PARALLELS TO THE PIECE ABOVE SLAY ME AND THEN THE COLORS ARE SO GREAT AND JUST THE WAY SHE’S CURLED UP I JUST. SOMEONE KILL ME BECAUSE SARO’S ART HAS NEARLY STARTED THE JOB.

@papanorth 

I realize everyone and their grandmother in this fandom probably is aware of papanorth and her amazing art but I could happily scream about papanorth all freaking day so why not. 

@powerfulpomegranate 

This shocks absolutely no one, but damn it I’m going to shove even more of Becky’s art at everyone forever. The lines! The colors! The faces! The lighting! 

Three pieces (WHY DID I DO THIS TO MYSELF THERE ARE SO MANY BECKY ARTS I COULD BE RECCING)

  • Talking about their S.O.s in a dive bar while Connie and Delta do the nerd-work. (From Becky’s fantastic Law vs Order AU, it’s an obligatory rec for me because YORK!! AND TEX!! BEING DOOFY FRIENDS! Also the background here is freaking gorgeous and the expressions are absolutely perfect I adore it.) 
  • Facetious Zeus official art (Everything about this is painful but perfect, from the colors to the text to Tucker’s expression. Becky’s Tucker is just a gift and there were like five pictures of him open in my browser before I decided to go with this one.) 
  • Proud of Tucker (this one is like a fucking movie. the lighting is so striking and Wash looks so oddly but perfectly relaxed and proud and everything about it is so perfect. I can stare at this one all day.) 

@shooshopath​ (art blog @adobewanphotobi​)

AILEEN WAS THE LIGHT OF LAST SEMESTER FOR ME, AND HER ART IS A FREAKING GIFT TO THIS FANDOM. Her facecanons are great and her concepts are always so freaking beautiful that it makes me grin so much everytime I see her stuff.

Three pieces (IT WAS SO FUCKING HARD TO NARROW IT DOWN TO ONLY THREE)

@ueeyasu (art blog @artofuee

Holy shit I always love seeing Uee’s art? I love her take on armor and the colors and lines are always so great! 

Three pieces: 

Red.

Red is the colour of the bouquet of roses you gave me,
Which symbolised the love - or should I say lust,
that you say you felt for me.


Red is the colour of the glasses of wine,
Which we drank oh so carelessly,
While you whispered sweet nothings into my ear.


Red is the colour of your lips,
Swollen from our display of our affection,
As you again place them upon mine.


Red is the colour of the sheets we were tangled in,
Warm and damp from the night before,
As we laid upon them while gasping for air.


Red is the colour of the rose petals,
That is, before it faded,
Like your feelings for me.


Red is the colour of my heart,
Which used to race at the sound of your name,
But now freezes in fear.


Red is the colour of my cheeks,
After you lash out at me,
Fists crashing onto my face.


Red is the colour of the blood,
That flows through our veins,
And is splashed across the kitchen floor.


Red is the colour of the tip of my blade,
As I drag it across my skin,
Looking for a sweet escape.


Red is the colour of rage,
Red is the colour of desire,
Red is the colour of our love.

- s.a

—  the colour red // by me (@gasolnes)