I'm currently writing a story, meant for at least one other person to read. Currently it's about someone meeting a personification of a (made-up) disaster. My question is, should I add a virtual world theme to it?
Pros: it would add uniqueness to the story, since the basic concept now is partially copied from a different story; also, virtual worlds are one of my favorite tropes.
Cons: Some People may think I'm trying too hard if I add that element (then again, should I really care about what Some People think?)
I don’t know how to say all the feelings I have about @matahariart drawing this ship in such a gorgeous pic.
It’s a wonderful scene that fills my heart right up, but I’ll talk more about this pic in a sec, and then I’ll reblog it again. Possibly every day, so, my apologies for that.
But like, I launched this ship. I hired a dry dock, covered the hull, set my wheel in place, and hit the water. I sailed it as hard as I could for months, and enjoyed sharing it with treasured readers, as we spoke about it together. I launched one of the subships. I’ve written 80k words about this ship. I never dreamed I’d see them come to life in visual art, because there simply is no visual art for any of the ships in my OT3, or the OT3 itself. I’d draw it, if I could. I can’t, so that’s why I write.
Despite my sadness and disappointment about the Sweat series now, I’ll always love my ship, because they complete each other. They have so much to offer, and they just fit. They fit in pairs, too. The pairs fit well inside the OT3. They mean so much to each other, and they trust each other, and they have each other’s back in a way that most people could only ever dream of experiencing.
And back to the drawing. To me, it captures the spirit of the ship. Their ease with each other. Each of them being themselves. Their closeness. How much they both like and love each other. Just their natural bond.
The way that Bobby and Johnny both have their hands on Dutch, the way the three of them are in contact physically, but not just physically. The way you can imagine what might have happened just before this, or what might happen next.
The way they’re alive there, and they’re just being purely them.
@matahariart you’ve truly blessed me more than I can ever say by drawing this... it’s just important. It matters to me, and I adore it, with all my heart. It is gorgeous, and it is perfect.
Thank you <3
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