Have you read A Monster Calls? It seems like an interesting book. Reminded me a little of your works.
I sure have! I even know there’s a film out based on the book (with the monster being voiced by Liam Neeson), but honestly the monster’s design in the film has been rather scaled down so not to be SUPER FRIGHTENING as A Monster Calls isn’t really a horror story - it’s about a son learning how to express his feelings about his terminally ill mother. (I still vastly prefer the monster in the book, though.)
But the illustrations in the book are really quite lovely, and I definitely think Jim Kay really created this lush and beautiful darkness in his pictures that I can’t help but be inspired by!
Here’s Orochi being shipped with Hoshido’s eligible princess. I’m sure these two have quite a history together in canon, and it was fun to interprate how their dynamic would play out.
And I will be the first to admit that most of the A-Support is padding because I couldn’t come up with more than 5 lines of dialogue otherwise. But hopefully, unlike a certain anime, it’s at least entertaining filler
All other husbands have to step up their game. I AM PUTTING YOU ALL ON NOTICE.
Because this is what Werepenguin just gave me. He saw the commission that the amazingly-sweet and wonderfully-talented @yliseryn did for me of Allura in my wedding dress, and this idea began to form in his mind.
And this? This isn’t just Allura in my wedding dress. It’s Shiro in Werepenguin’s suit & tie. That’s OUR cake with OUR cake topper. And then Louise, being the utter sweetheart she is, added the b&w images. And then Werepenguin asked her for color versions of THOSE.
And, on top of all of this, I now have a 20x30 METAL PRINT of that top image that I can hang in our home so everyone can see it. Because this is how happy the memory of our wedding day makes him, even 8 years out. (Well, almost 8 years; he gave this to me as an early anniversary present because he couldn’t stand to sit on it any longer.)
I cried when he gave it to me. I’m crying a bit now. I married the most wonderful man and he is absolutely the best thing in my life and if there’s anything that proves that it’s that I cannot come up with the words to describe how I feel.