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Check out the album artwork I did for milescosmo​‘s new album WET BRAIN! a 30 x 30cm gouache painting inspired by rave posters and teenage bedrooms of the 90s.

Both nostalgic throwback to a 90’s techno golden age, and finely tuned technical soundscape from the future, Wet Brain is a voyage to intergalactic dance floors and the dreamy warmth inside your drug drenched brain. The journey begins at a sunset soaked music festival circa 2002, and ends on a distant planet in a twin sun system.’

You can listen for free or buy a copy of the CD at Miles’ bandcamp. I also do some backing vocals on a couple of the tracks ;)

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After calming breathing exercises she finally remembers that you’re supposed to greet someone when you see them and awkwardly jumps back to that, smiles, and then launches right back into extreme enthusiastic unrelenting worry as soon as she notices Syaoran’s hand. She doesn’t even wait for answers she just fires off every question that immediately comes to mind, though they’re all focused on “Are you okay” and “what can I do to make you okay”, AND LIKE. THIS CHILD IS TOO PRECIOUS. SOMEWHERE ALONG THE LINE SOMEONE DISTILLED “PRECIOUSNESS” IN IT’S PUREST FORM AND ACCIDENTALLY DROPPED IT AND MADE IT COME ALIVE AND THAT IS HOW SAKURA WAS GIFTED TO THE UNIVERSE. 

And look at that tiny, tiny Fujitaka in the last panel just smiling at them from across the room. Just going “Yes. My child.” Though it still weirds me out that, depending on which universe we’re talking about, he could be meaning either one of them. 

But let’s not think about that. 

Exhibit B on Sakura being Preciousness Incarnate. 

It’s by no means a practical solution but that’s not really the point. She is a child, a princess even, and on hearing what’s up with Syaoran her first response - her heartfelt response - is “If I’m literally always next to you then I can always keep you safe”. 

I AM RUNNING OUT OF WORDS FOR HOW PRECIOUS THIS IS OKAY. 

I AM GONE. 

IT’S TOO MUCH. 

MY HEART CAN’T TAKE IT. 

I have to say, that’d be a pretty nice sight to wake up to. I mean the whole thing in general, of course, but I’m mostly talking about Mokona. It might be kind of small. CAN YOU SEE THE TINY MOKONA?

CAN YOU SEE? 

THAT WOULD MAKE EVERY CHORE BETTER. MAKING THE TABLE AND A TINY DANCING MANJU BUN IN AN APRON IS SQUISHED DOWN HAPPILY RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF IT WITH SUNSHINE BEAMING FROM IT’S FACE. MOKONA I AM STILL FRAGILE FROM THAT FLASHBACK PLEASE GO EASY ON ME HERE. 

Technically these outfits aren’t even a surprise but I’m still so excited to see them anyway. Fai in his waiter outfit, Syaoran as a school kid, and Kurogane in his wonderfully Japanese get up. AND MOKONA IN HER TINY APRON WITH A  BOW AT THE BACK. NO PLEASE MOKONA WHAT DID I JUST SAY. 

Though I’m marvelling at the fact that, of all possible things Fai could be saying about the hakama, Fai chooses to comment on how fast Kurogane put on his clothes. I can’t decide if it’s because they usually finds all these strange AU clothes kinda weird and take ages to put them on, and this time Kurogane got dressed in half a heartbeat, or its because he’s slightly disappointed that he was so fast at putting his clothes on. Probably the former. But both works for me too. 

WAIT. 

WAIT. 

DID FAI JUST OPEN A CAFE. 

IS CLAMP GIVING ME AN ACTUAL CANON CAFE AU. 

THIS IS TOO MUCH. 

I COULDN’T POSSIBLE ACCEPT ALL OF THIS. I-

OH. WELL, IF YOU INSIST. 

I WILL GLADLY ACCEPT THE GIFT OF A CANON CAFE AU. 

Though it occurs to me just how much money they recieved from killing that one oni. Not only enough to cover the cost of repairing a monster sized hole in the wall (which is not cheap), and also new clothes for all five of them, BUT ASO ENOUGH MONEY TO FULLY FURNISH AN ENTIRE CAFE. THAT INCLUDES CHAIRS AND TABLES AND FOOD AND TEA AND UTENSILS AND JUST. ALL OF THE THINGS.

I guess Blanche really wasn’t kidding when she said it was the fastest way to make money in Outo.