The art of sqbr
Sonnet

And so I find myself imprisoned here
Trapped staring sadly at an empty page
For days I saw my doom approaching near
Yet feared not til I was inside the cage
“A sonnet will be fun” my past self thought
My past self was a fool, and I her sap.
Yes “write each day“‘s the mantra I was taught
But poems arent my style, I’d rather rap.
You’ll find no beauty here, no ode to love
For though I love my love’s not made for verse.
My lowly prose won’t reach so far above
And forcing it would just make me feel worse.

Instead I make a joke and waste your time
with awkward meter. Thus: this pointless rhyme.

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Original Work
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Original Male Character(s)
Additional Tags: Science Fiction, Robots, Meme, Disabled Character
Summary:

The end of the story that starts like this: Your main character is a compassionate 25 year-old man. The story begins in a police station. Someone is haunted by a traumatic experience at sea. It’s a story about rags to riches. Your character sets out on a rescue mission.

Written for a writing meme. I’ve tried to make it work ok as a stand alone story that just starts in media res.

The Magical Girl’s Journey

I don’t think I’m going to write any more of Riko’s story as prose, so here’s a summary (which is still nearly 2000 words long!) The subsections are based on The Monomyth.

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Riko Yamada, Magical Girl by sqbr
A 1am pencil sketch (plus digital colouring) of a character I invented for a writing meme: Riko Yamada, a 40ish year old Japanese Australian biostatistician in a manual wheelchair who unexpectedly transforms into a magical girl. The original description was “This friendly magical girl has large brown eyes and very long, straight, thick, charcoal-colored hair worn in an attractive style. She has a wide-hipped build. She has magic powers that come from a halbeird. Her flattering, nearly-nonexistent costume is red and blue.”, my initial design involved a European halberd since that’s all I knew of but then I saw a Chinese halberd (ji) and they are SO MUCH COOLER LOOKING so she has one of those now instead. Will probably change her two tone tiara-esque outfit since it was inspired by European halberd bearer clothes.

Riko Yamada, Magical Girl by sqbr
A 1am pencil sketch (plus digital colouring) of a character I invented for a writing meme: Riko Yamada, a 40ish year old Japanese Australian biostatistician in a manual wheelchair who unexpectedly transforms into a magical girl. The original description was “This friendly magical girl has large brown eyes and very long, straight, thick, charcoal-colored hair worn in an attractive style. She has a wide-hipped build. She has magic powers that come from a halbeird. Her flattering, nearly-nonexistent costume is red and blue.”, my initial design involved a European halberd since that’s all I knew of but then I saw a Chinese halberd (ji) and they are SO MUCH COOLER LOOKING so she has one of those now instead. Will probably change her two tone tiara-esque outfit since it was inspired by European halberd bearer clothes.

Original Fiction: The Call to Adventure

Yes, at last, the first part of my Magical Girl Heroes Journey. The blurb I was given was “This friendly magical girl has large brown eyes and very long, straight, thick, charcoal-colored hair worn in an attractive style. She has a wide-hipped build. She has magic powers that come from a halbeird. Her flattering, nearly-nonexistent costume is red and blue.”

And here’s the “Call to Adventure”, about 2000 words. And, right at the end, the fight scene! I have the rest of the Journey planned out but don’t know how much of it I’ll write. We’ll see!

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Person of Interest: Our Lady Of The Machine by sqbr

Root from Person of Interest with a phone and gun looking very vaguely like a religious icon with the “halo” of the Machine’s yellow square around her head (it looked more icon-y in my head). The background is AI code, dirt, and a binary tree.

There is only one Machine, and Root is her prophet.

#FINCH IS HIGH PRIEST #UNSURPRISINGLY THERE IS SCHISM

Heehee. Exactly :)
Person of Interest: Our Lady Of The Machine by sqbr

Root from Person of Interest with a phone and gun looking very vaguely like a religious icon with the “halo” of the Machine’s yellow square around her head (it looked more icon-y in my head). The background is AI code, dirt, and a binary tree.

Person of Interest: Our Lady Of The Machine by sqbr

Root from Person of Interest with a phone and gun looking very vaguely like a religious icon with the “halo” of the Machine’s yellow square around her head (it looked more icon-y in my head). The background is AI code, dirt, and a binary tree.

Nominations Open!

fanartremixexchange:

Attention remixers! It’s time to nominate up to FIVE ELIGIBLE FANDOMS. There are two ways to nominate:

  1. Leave a comment on the dreamwidth nomination post.
  2. Leave an ask at the tumblr community

Your nomination should include:

  1. The pseudonym you’ll be using for the exchange (probably just your username unless you’re commenting anonymously)
  2. Between one and five eligible fandoms.

For a fandom to be eligible, you must have at least 5 pieces of fanart in the fandom, where each piece of fanart fits the rules: complete, representative and designed by you. No collaborations or crossovers.

Anonymous submissions are enabled at both communities for those who don’t have a tumblr or a dreamwidth account. 

Nominating fandoms doesn’t mean you have to participate in the exchange, but please only do it if you’re at least thinking about joining in.

Nominations close August 5th. At that point I’ll make a final list with all the fandoms that got at least 2 nominations. I’ll probably post a preliminary list before that to let people know which fandoms only have one nomination.

Redlining Samara by FanaticalOne

This is not my art! It’s a pretty portrait of Samara from Mass Effect 2 by fanaticalone/theoreticalconstruct. But she asked for feedback and said she was ok with redlining, so here’s my attempt at describing how I’d improve it.

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Fanart prompt

flamebyrd:

I just had this vivid mental image but I can’t draw, so can someone else do modern day Tauriel in a dress and galaxy leggings, because she walks in starlight?

(I think Tolkien elves would totally be on board with the galaxy leggings trend.)

This was fun :)