Thinking about ‘sad’ led me to think of grief and mourning and that led me here…
Thinking about ‘sad’ led me to think of grief and mourning and that led me here…
I admit, I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for fan-art that asks ‘what if’ about well known characters – as long as it’s an interesting what-if.
What happened to the Peanuts gang as they grew up? Did Marci and Patty ever actually get together?
(Yes. Yes they did.)
In my mind, they grew up, went to college, discovered LGBTQ alliances, realized they’d always sort of been different… and interested in each other. After a lot of shyness and hemming and hawing, Marci finally just up and asked her best friend on a date. The rest is history.
This is Patty trying to teach Marci blues dancing, and only sort of succeeding. At least they’re having fun 🙂
(See if you can spot all 6 easter-egg references in the picture :D)
Bonus sketch: The quick-and-rough doodle that inspired this!
Let’s call this one ‘Junior Year Netflix Night’.
Ah, I remember seeing the headlines about this image… 🙂
So damned cute, and about damned time.
Ladies, here’s to you:
Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta of Placerville, Calif., and Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell of Los Angeles, if you ladies happen to be reading this and you’d like a print of this, please contact me 🙂 I’ll find a way to get it to you.
Ah…. these two are so damned adorable, I just can’t stand it :3
Presenting: Angel Dumott Schunard and Tom Collins in palette #3. ❤ ❤ ❤
(Here’s the RENT wiki, for the uninitiated)
These two… they are the heart of RENT for me. I enjoy Mimi and Roger. I find Joann and Maureen interesting. Mark is… there.
But these two just moved me so much. There was a really palpable tenderness between them, this genuine playful affection. I could watch them interact for hours. They are both living on borrowed time and they just seem to make so much of what they have.
I bawled like a baby when Angel died, and several dozen viewings later, I STILL do, every single time.
Now, if you’ll all excuse me, I need to go cry over “Will I Lose My Dignity” for a while and go to bed. 😀
— Oopsy! I almost forgot to link to the original meme! Here ya go 😀—
I swear, I’ve been up to more than fangirling and goofing off!
To prove it, here’s some more art-ness 😀
I experimented pretty heavily with the lighting and shading to give the impression of fireworks more than to show them actually occurring. I’m pretty pleased with the effect, though I imagine I could probably refine it more. I may do more *DRAMATIC LIGHTING* images to practice with this in the near future.
As far as names: I have come up with a couple of alternatives for Gisli’s name update: Gloria, Gina, or possibly Alice. I don’t know why, but older-fashioned names just suit them best for me. Maybe Claudia?
Any suggestions are still welcomed. Drop me a comment if something awesome occurs to you 🙂 Or if you really like one of the names I’ve thought up. More will be coming, so keep your eyes open 🙂
So I’m vaguely considering doing an modern-day version of my Norse lesbians. It’s something that was suggested to me a long time ago, but I had decided not to since I really wanted to try historical fiction. But the problem with historical fiction is it requires a lot more knowledge than I have of the time period, and it’s less helpful for the issues of lesbians in the real world, so I’m at least considering.
With that in mind, here’s a little something towards that project: Modern Day Signy doing emotion faces 😀
Of course, if I DO modernize my story, her name will not be Signy anymore. I was thinking Sylvia instead.
So what do you, my loyal blog readers, think of the idea? Would you rather see Medieval Norse lesbians, or have the story set in the present? Why? And what do you think would be a good update for Gisli’s name? (The modern story would be set in the US, probably in Michigan.)
More shinies will be coming later, kiddies. Keep an eye out 🙂
I fudged this one slightly thanks to a suggestion from a friend. I’ve done at least one or two other images of ladies luuuurving on one another, so I ran with something a little different for this one. (I’m planning to go back and do the series of monster BOYS anywho, so I may do some lady-lovins for this prompt on that one just to even things up.)
And now it’s time FO-O-OR: #29 -A big giant gay wedding! (Literally)
(Click to en-big-en. You know the drill.)
First off, no, you’re not imagining that. Adam and Steve DO bear a striking resemblance to a certain closeted pair of “roommates” from Sesame Street. Also, yes their names ARE Adam and Steve, because I find the “It’s Adam and Eve, not Adam and STEVE” thing to be incredibly stupid and annoying. Consider this my “fuck you” to that argument.
Adam and Steve have been together for several centuries, and while technically giants don’t have marriage laws at all, they wanted to wait until their “small people” friends were able to marry before making it ‘official’. The day has finally arrived, so they’re tying the knot at last.
Adam and Steve have 3 adopted children together: Maria, Jason, and Zenia (left to right in the picture). Jason and Zenia are siblings who’s single-mother was a close friend of Adam’s. She died shortly after Zenia was born, so he and Steve took the two children in and have raised them along-side their first child, Maria, ever since. Maria is super psyched that her daddies are getting married and she’s really excited to be the ‘flora girl’ (flowers are too small for giants to use in their ceremonies, so they pick attractive trees instead). Zenia and Jason are still adjusting to the loss of their mother, but since they’ve always known these two as “Uncle Adam” and “Uncle Steve” the transition to their new home wasn’t particularly difficult. Maria originally wasn’t going to have a tree corsage, but she wanted one “like Daddy’s” and they wanted the day to be special for her too. Jason and Zenia didn’t particularly care about that part. Jason’s just excited to be part of the day and Zenia is fascinated by her shoes.
All the gentleman giants, as you may have noted, are wearing a loin-cloth, as per giant tradition. Much like the Scottish kilt, Giantish loin-cloths are frequently worn to formal events, as they are traditional garb. Unlike the kilt, however, going ‘true Scotsman’ is considered crude and very bad manners, especially at an event that involves people small enough to see up your loin-cloth, so both gents are wearing skivvies underneath. (To do otherwise would be sort of like wearing a short-skirt and no underpants to a wedding.)
Also, you may notice a few familiar folks in this picture. Our lovely cyclops newscaster, Trisha, is officiating, and the satyr and a few of her charming nymph lady-friends are in attendance as well. (They’re the tiny figures on the mountain-top just to the left of the grooms) Trisha is a (very) distant relative of Steve’s, who he asked to be part of the ceremony, since she’s used to being around “small people” as they call those of average-human size, and she’s used to speaking to crowds. Trisha, being a smaller breed of giant herself, can generally handle the mountain cold where Adam and Steve live, but she still had to bundle up since she’d be standing on that mountaintop for a while, and she has to wait for the “small people” to leave the mountain before she can safely walk down and not step on anyone. She’ll be up there for a while. The satyr (who I have not yet named…. suggestions?) is a friend of both grooms and is super happy for them that they’re finally getting married. She’s more content to date (a lot) for now, but hopes to settle down with the right lady (or several) someday. She and her nymph posse are also very cold-resistant – her fur and natural goat-iness helps her and they, being nymphs, are pretty much just naked at all times by default. They never get too hot or too cold and run around basically naked no matter what, so the hats and boots are really just for effect. It’s kind of like dressing up for nymphs.
Here the ladies are cheering their friends on:
@_@ It’s just… so… beautiful *sniffles* I always cry at weddings 😀
“Celebrate Monster Girls” is up next. Stay tuned kids 😀