the mr master


This is a completely and wholly honest representation of Mr Wines.

This entire sitting left me wondering how uncomfortable it would be to wear clothing over fur.  I had also thought that the corsetry of many of the ladies in Fallen London was terrifying; I can’t imagine what possessed Mr Wines to do this to its wings.

It was willing to part with some excellent vintages while posing.  For a price.

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Mr Veils was one of the pickiest subjects I have painted.  I believe I will be readjusting and tweaking this piece for a time longer, as I have the displeasure of its attention.

It does have excellent taste in fabrics, even if clothing doesn’t seem suited to winged creatures.

I occasionally marveled at how successfully thin silk can veil that hint of slight malice.

Please, no one tell it I said so.

(Special thanks to my reviewers on this one.  I’m glad that it is - at least for now - finished.  Maybe it’s unhappy about being turned into a potato in the last two pictures.)


I had considered whether or not I would approach Mr Cups for a sitting.  I was surprised that it approached me for an alarmingly cordial one in its spire, as I’d never expected any sort of friendliness between myself and this particular Master.

It was a very good subject, and was willing to show off its wings for my sake.  Unfortunately, the mirrors of the Neath appear to have done something strange to my candlelight.  I swear this is reasonably close to what I saw.

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Chuck Berry, Musician Who Helped Define Rock ’N’ Roll, Dies at 90
By Jon Pareles

While Elvis Presley was rock’s first pop star and teenage heartthrob, Mr. Berry was its master theorist and conceptual genius, the songwriter who understood what the kids wanted before they did themselves. With songs like “Johnny B. Goode” and “Roll Over Beethoven,” he gave his listeners more than they knew they were getting from jukebox entertainment.

His guitar lines wired the lean twang of country and the bite of the blues into phrases with both a streamlined trajectory and a long memory. And tucked into the lighthearted, telegraphic narratives that he sang with such clear enunciation was a sly defiance, upending convention to claim the pleasures of the moment.

In “Sweet Little Sixteen,” “You Can’t Catch Me” and other songs, Mr. Berry invented rock as a music of teenage wishes fulfilled and good times (even with cops in pursuit). In “Promised Land,” “Too Much Monkey Business” and “Brown Eyed Handsome Man,” he celebrated and satirized America’s opportunities and class tensions. His rock ’n’ roll was a music of joyful lusts, laughed-off tensions and gleefully shattered icons. [Read More]

Princess Marco Will Be Queen (Tomco Theory)

So Marco is still canonically known as Princess Marco by some of the villains (namely Ms Heinous and crew) and in “Mr Candle Cares” expressed their wish to be Queen.

We later have the episode “Friend-enemies”, which as well as seeming hella like a date, has the poster of Marco being held by Tom while Tom holds the Princess Marco dress over them. A dress we also now know Marco is still in possession of.

And then even Oskar and Star have noticed the closeness of Marco and Tom’s relationship as referenced in “Star and Marco’s Guide to Mastering Every Dimension”.

I really wonder if all this is alluding to Marco and Tom eventually marrying (after Marco has come out as trans) and Marco becoming the Queen of Hell.

Sorry, not the longest theory but it is a theory. Also I am aware there are many a fan fiction based on this scenario taking place.


Finally I managed to corner my proclaimed “neighbor” and convince it to do a sitting for me, without the cloak.  I knew my habit of obsessively collecting illicit publications would serve me well.

Thankfully I had a few stashed away for myself.  It was the only way to convince Mr Pages to cease flailing about and sit still for me to paint.  A triumph in itself.

…the title of the book has been left out for the sake of public decency.

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