omg you guys. the archery lessons. the fencing lessons. the self-image issues. the insecurity. the pig. the little boy at the center of it all just wanting to be loved and accepted for who he is. i think i need a sec🥺
a sentient vendor npc in a imvu/vr chat esque online game, based off a mmo from the early 2010s that Shut Down In Mysterious Circumstances. just enough assets were preserved and used for the new game for it to still be a just little haunted.
rather than having any existential crises over the whole "being a sentient video game character" thing she is just. fine with it. its like working in retail except youre a sparklepossum.
Aquarius is incredible, as always, and I really love the way that the dynamic between Pyrrha, Emerald, and Mercury is developing. These three characters are one of the most unlikely trios of characters in the show, and yet they just *work* together when you write them. It never would have occurred to me to set them up as a team, but now that I’ve seen them as a group, they’re amazing.
Part 2: So, if you‘re willing to talk about it, I’m curious how this concept occurred to you and your coauthor, and how their dynamic developed in your minds before/as you wrote the story!
So the way that this started was a MILLION YEARS AGO while v5 was airing I was toying around with the thought of “what if Cinder took Pyrrha prisoner instead of killing her” which led naturally to the thought of “eventually she’d escape with Emerald’s help”
—which, brief digression to point out how weird it is that “Salem lets one of her underlings torture the P in JNPR and this causes Emerald to help them escape because she can no longer repress her compassion” ended up being the actual circumstances of Emerald’s redemption firing in canon.
But I was mostly just playing around with it and then one day I idly had the thought of “haha since she survived the Fall and would be trying to return home, I wonder if you could get her to be playing Odysseus instead of Achilles”
So I go do a quick wiki scan to refresh myself on the Odyssey because it’d been a while, and I read “Athena feels sympathy for Odysseus and convinces Zeus to have Hermes order Calypso to release him”
And I stare at “Hermes” and I go: fuck.
Because the second I saw that I knew I had an entire plot. Streamline out Zeus because nobody likes him and you’ve got Athena (Odysseus’s patron goddess with a knack for disguises) convincing Hermes to help her rescue Odysseus from Calypso. Which is why in the great big list of who is playing what Odyssey allusion in Aquarius (which is a thing that exists) Mercury is the only one whose primary role is, in fact, his canon allusory basis.
(I say primary because, true to RWBY fashion, roles shift around—Em and Merc are Athena and Hermes but also Odysseus’s crew, Cinder has aspects of both Calypso and Polyphemus, etc.)
That’s how the idea came about, through playing around with the allusions (this is always a GREAT starting place for RWBY content, fyi) and then we thought about how the three of them would interact, and that led to...this weird, weird dynamic of Emerald and Mercury on the run with the girl they helped kidnap and let Cinder torture for months on end. Awkward hijinks and trauma-bonding ensue.
I think if your average mercury stan saw my playlist for him they’d get angry at me, but if i made it so that it was music he’d listen to(which is apparently what some people do with their character playlists) i think they’d hunt me for sport bc it’d be entirely lady gaga and similar artists
Tutorial marcapáginas academia Medianoche. ♥
• Material: tijeras, pegamento, plástico adhesivo (el típico para forrar libros), un lazo y perforador o algo para hacer agujeros.
1. Consigue la plantilla en mi Tumblr (link en bio), imprime y corta dos piezas.
2. Pega una pieza detrás de otra.
3. Con plástico adhesivo plastifica por ambas caras.
4. Recorta siguiendo la silueta dejando un poco de margen, sobre todo arriba dejando espacio para el colgador.
5. Agujerea y ata un lazo, preferiblemente de los colores de la academia. 😉
Evernight academy bookmark tutorial. ♥
• Material: scissors, glue, adhesive plastic (the typical one to cover books), a ribbon and hole punch or something to make holes.
1. Get the template on my Tumblr (link in bio), print and cut two pieces.
2. Glue one piece behind another.
3. With adhesive plastic, plasticize on both sides.
4. Cut following the silhouette leaving a little margin, especially above leaving space for the hanger.
5. Pierce and tie a ribbon, preferably in the colors of the academy. 😉
“Lucas se inclinó sobre la mesa, me cogió la mano con fuerza y me miró fijamente con sus ojos verde oscuro. Llevaba toda la noche deseando que me mirara de esa manera, pero no en esas circunstancias…”
— Bianca, Medianoche de Claudia Gray.
“El modo natural en que nuestras manos se rozaron y él entrelazó sus dedos con los míos. Me acarició la palma de la mano con su pulgar, dibujando circulitos, y si eso solo ya fue suficiente para que se me desbocara el corazón, ¿Qué debía de sentirse entre sus brazos?”
— Bianca, Medianoche de Claudia Gray.
So when I was in middle school, the first Evernight book came out and I was like. Obsessed with the series in my early adolescence. My taste in books has changed a lot since then so I haven’t revisited the series in years but I was feeling nostalgic recently and read through some of what I remembered to be my favorite bits and wanted to draw some of the characters.
Forgive me for any inaccuracies because for the details I didn’t remember, I had to skim through the books to find (some to no avail.) For example, I’m not clear on what Bianca’s eye color is or whether Charity’s hair is long or short.
I may have subconsciously modeled Ranulf after Mob. Bowlcut bois.
Also can you tell by my thirsty looking Lucas that I was in love with him in middle school. I wanted to marry him so bad haha.
Title: HOOPLA, Detroit Sports Network Book 3
Author: Liz Crowe
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
Release Date: January 13, 2021
Cover Designer: Jay Aheer, Evernight Publishing
The last thing LeeAnn Thompson wanted to do was interview Detroit’s hot new basketball phenom. She didn’t like wasting time on cocky, flirty, annoying athletes and this one promised to be more of the same. But when she…