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Quasi-coherent thoughts as I draw

Some people like seeing what artists are thinking as they work.  Far be it from me to hide the "secrets" which aren't so secret.  Only thing is, since some of this stuff is for fests I don't want to give away details until the big reveils so forgive the vagueness.

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Have made progress.  Hooray!!
Oh dear Grimm fairy tailbones.  Why did I sign up for so many fests when I'm out of practice on my art??

**anxiously trying to find reference pictures for what I have in mind without OtherBoot thinking I'm amassing a huge, strange, eclectic porn stash... well no more eclectic than to be expected...**

I miss living with/near other artists where we can instantly figure out what's wrong with proportions/anatomy on each others' work.


Rainbow meme

Your rainbow is shaded green and red.


What is says about you: You are a passionate person. You feel strong ties to nature and your mood changes with its cycles. You get bored easily and want friends who will keep up with you. Those around you admire your fresh outlook and vitality.

Find the colors of your rainbow at spacefem.com.

But red and green are opposites so they should cancel each other out to make either brown or white depending on if we're using pigments or light... **wanders off babbling trying to make a silly meme make more sense**


I like to window shop.  It's so much cheaper than buying things.  Vaguely saddening though.


The Doctor Who clock, and the Sherlock ABC book, and the paper dolls, and...

UnicornEmpirePrints Hold My Heart Gouache Painting Print
NO REALLY.  Click on it.  Look at the warm vs. cool colors and how the little rays of yellow on Sherlock's side get balanced out by the puffy blue clouds on John's.  Look at John's bleeding heart filling up Sherlock's lack of one, and the falls, and skull-y, and GAH!  **this ranting has ended due to dragonhideboot having squeed self to death**

Texting and Sherlock

I have a lovely (read horrifically tearing my budget apart due to gas) long commute to and from work.

Today's oh-so-productive lonely car ride wondering got me to, "Why does Sherlock insist upon texts?"  I understand why Mycroft wants phone conversation.  He does love the dramatic ;) but my first thought is that Sherlock would want to hear someone's voice, to deduce what is not being said through tone and cadence, location determined through background noise.

Then I got to wondering, maybe he doesn't want that.  Maybe it all becomes too much.  Or maybe it's something much more relateable  (to me at least).  You can hold multiple conversations via text at a time, and still be multitasking on something else, easily.  Better still, if you need a record of what was said when, text logs are there.  Sure, Sherlock probably remembers everything perfectly, but having something physical back him up has probably got him out of some situations before.  I know I use email for just that purpose.

This might all be old news.  **chomping at bit to get at Season 2**

Fandom meme, stolen from Droxy

First TV show I had self-insertion fantasies about:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Hey, start 'em young.

First fandom in which I interacted (online and in person) with other fans:

Harry Potter.

Pairing in the first slash fanfiction I read:

Harry/Draco.  It was also either the first R or NC-17 I read, don't remember which.  I only lightly skimmed chapters involving sex (was totally repressed).

First RPS/RPF I read:

**coughs and gets uncomfortable around the collar**  Anyone ever visited fregg_love?  I get weirdly uncomfortable about anything RP but it cannot be argued that I have "knocked it without trying it."

First fanfiction I read that made me think, YES, this is exactly the kind of fanfiction I'd like to write...

gah!  I really can't just choose one.  And it'd be impossible for me to remember a first. :/

Pairing in the first fanfiction I wrote:

Luke Skywalker/Mara Jade.  That shall stay hidden in my file cabinet forever thank you very much.

First OTP:

Oh, crap.  **thinks**  Honestly, I'm going to have to go with Sirius/Remus here.

First RPS/F OTP:

I don't think I can claim a OTP on real people that are really with other people..?

First fannish friend I met in person:

My "clique" of nerd in high school.

First character I formally roleplayed:

What is the line between formally/informally roleplayed?  Staying in character?  If so, I haven't ever formally roleplayed.  Would like to though.  Until then, I dressed as Remus one year for Halloween, as Harry for the book release of HBP, Tonks for the book release of DH, random witch multiple times, and as the Golden Snitch for the movie DH2.

Library Meme: stolen from everyone

dragonhideboot's Dewey Decimal Section:

704 Special topics in fine & decorative arts

dragonhideboot = 48175489452550 = 481+754+894+525+50 = 2704

700 Arts & Recreation

Architecture, drawing, painting, music, sports.

What it says about you:
You're creative and fun, and you're good at motivating the people around you. You're attracted to things that are visually interesting. Other people might not always understand your taste or style, but it's yours.

Find your Dewey Decimal Section at Spacefem.com


Sherlock Shenanigans

Alternate title: Do not succumb to fandom peer pressure if you value your free time.

For those of you who follow drinkingcocoa, you're probably pretty familiar with Sherlock at this point.  I must admit, I started seeing posts concerning this particular series and I was intrigued.  After all, I had finally just seen the two modern adaptations with Tony Stark and his dashing boyfriend when the Captain isn't available Robert and Jude.  The potential for slashy goodness already had me poking around in Sherlock Holmes fic archives and debating going back and rereading the original Doyal to see how founded it could be.  I only read a few of the original stories as a kid, so if there was anything I could have certainly missed it.

Then there's how if Stephen Moffat writes and episode of Doctor Who it will be awesome.

So when I was visiting a friend and she asked, "Would you like to borrow the first disk of my Sherlock season one?" Of course my response was fangirl squee.

Where as Sherlock Holmes is funny and visually appealing, its just a casual quick treat.  Like a frostie and some fries.  Sherlock is just rich.  I want to keep rewatching episodes, and roll things around in my brain, like a set of expensive handmade chocolates.  The first viewing, I just rush through mentally, desperately trying to figure out anything I can before it has to be spelled out for the "idiots".  Second go through, I get a bit more out of body language, how they're reacting to one another, noticing character reactions in the background I missed be for.  I feel like I'm still needing a third viewing to let some things snap into place for me.  Or maybe it's like the chocolates again.  "Just one more!"

Strange comparison here, but I'm finding a mental connection to the "bromance" (yea yea, we'll let you call it that boys) to Hot Fuzz. Danny = sweet side kick = John, Nick = brilliant cold overachiever who needs to learn to switch off = Sherlock.  The feel of the shows are COMPLETELY different, but my brain keeps poking me with it.  :P

Oh, did I mention that I LOVE the soundtrack?

**hugs pale skinny Sherlock and John** CAN I KEEP THEM FOREVER PLEASE?

Damn you George Martin!

Holy flying cows.  Suffice it to say A Game of Thrones rocked my socks and then some.

Ugh, I am so grateful that I didn't have any spoilers/knowledge going into it that I'm going a bit batty.  Part of me desperately wants to seek out fandom, but given I have to read the rest of the series and want to stay in the dark about any/all plot twists... uuuuuuurgh.  **desperately wishes OtherBoot would read it so I could babble about predictions without accidentally giving something away**

Non-spoiler opinion: It's so damn good to see "Medieval Fantasy" deal with how not fun living in that time is if you aren't rich, able-bodied, heterosexual, and male.

Right.  Ok.  Going to hunt down A Clash of Kings.  I got AGoT from the library, but I'm thinking it might be worth it to go ahead and buy ACoK since I'm likely going to want to re-read this series without having to wait for interlibrary loan/might eventually tear up the copies with highlighters and notes.

Winter is coming.

Tarot quiz. Stolen from everyone

You are The Star

Hope, expectation, Bright promises.

The Star is one of the great cards of faith, dreams realised

The Star is a card that looks to the future. It does not predict any immediate or powerful change, but it does predict hope and healing. This card suggests clarity of vision, spiritual insight. And, most importantly, that unexpected help will be coming, with water to quench your thirst, with a guiding light to the future. They might say you're a dreamer, but you're not the only one.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Huh. Not sure how I feel about that one.  Certainly doesn't seem to go with the mood of the previous post, but I guess I could see it some days.  **tilts head and squints**

The Other Boot (permanent significant other) got The Hermit which was frighteningly accurate...

Edit: Ooops. Fixed code.