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13 November 2010 @ 06:09 pm
Fannish distraction-o-rama  
I haven't given up on the video game meme. I just ran into a stretch of tricky questions and had more fun focusing on other projects. Like this digital drawing of Lu Meng, completed in two weeks of semi-dedicated free time from the initial mannequin sketch to these finished lines. Everything was freehanded on a tablet, even the halberd handle. I'm getting way better at this whole art thingymabob.

Click for full size. Also posted on deviantArt.

I've been working sporadically on my various writing projects in hopes that the words will flow for me once again. And then a bolt of thunder was cast down from the heavens.

Dynasty Warriors is a yuletide fandom this year. As are several others that I know well and enjoy. And some of my favorite DW guys were on the specific, short character list requested by whoever had suggested it.

What is Yuletide, you ask? It's a massive fic exchange for small fandoms. The big guys like Harry Potter have their own events. The rest of us - not so much. Hence, this epic holiday festival of sharing and caring. You pick several fandoms - hence the importance of having several fun ones to choose from - and the prompts and writers are matched up from there. The deadline is reasonable, the maximum length doable, and prompts have this magical way of inspiring you when you're all raring to go. I can so totally do this.

Who else is signing up this year?
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: Dynasty Warriors 6 - Welcome to China
silver.lined: [motochika] rockstarsilver_lined on November 14th, 2010 02:23 am (UTC)
I am always so amazed and impressed by the amount of detail and how incredibly perfect all the trims and designs and tassels are. Especially when you do it freehand. *__* Even his shoesssss.

I always want to do Yuletide but I'm a bit intimidated because 95% of what comes out of there completely knocks my socks off and I don't want my recipient to be the one going "... well, now." ahahahaa.
The Heavy Metal Matador: Hello Kitty Cao Renrydain on November 16th, 2010 03:41 am (UTC)
Thanks! I have a certain eye for symmetry and evenly parallel lines thanks to my experiences with drafting fiddly details for cosplay. I also draw guidelines in my sketch layer to help me keep big motifs symmetrical.

Your writing is fine, and I feel it would go over quite well. Yuletide is all about the excitement of having someone do their best to write a story just for you - and giving your all to do the same for someone else. Each story is a gift, and recipients would much rather focus on the enjoyment they got from said gift instead of picking it apart for not being perfect.

There are a few outliers who can't be bothered to give honest gratitude for their Yuletide gifts. They're asshats, and they most likely have the same bad attitude about other people's creative efforts in general. Anyone worth impressing is going to appreciate the work you put into their fic.
Skurtchasorskurtchasor on November 14th, 2010 04:17 pm (UTC)
At first I thought that Scruffles was missing his characteristic stubble, but it's just hard to see. Good stuff.

On the topic of holiday cheer, have you and the Ogre decided about New Year's? Right now, the guest list includes quufer, quufer, and...did I mention quufer? What the Funk should take away from this is that we *won't* have the usual rowdy drunken sausage fest, so you totally want to be here.