What (moment, character, AU etc) from Engelsforstrilogin would you most like to see as fan art?
Oooh good question! I love seeing action sequences being made into pictures, so I would probably choose - MAJOR SPOILER WARNING FOR THE KEY - Vanessa and Olivia falling out the window, or Anna-Karin shoving Alexander across the field by the motorway. Also, I’d love to see some fan art of Viktor and/or Felix.
“I am simply, in my original state … a cold, hard, ambitious man. Natural affection only, of all the sentiments, has permanent power over me.
Reason, and not feeling, is my guide; my ambition is unlimited: my desire to rise higher, to do more than others, insatiable.
I honour endurance, perseverance, industry, talent; because these are the means by which men achieve great ends and mount to lofty eminence.”—St. John, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Next week school is back on, my wife is coming back from Dublin, I’m both starting and hopefully finishing a new comix starring Jolene in her reply to the classic Dolly Parton song, I’m going to try to make some money, start starting my own company, update my webcomic and see my friends again. Work is great, holidays have been great but they’re over and that’s greater still!
I feel like a parrot. But it’s true, my macbook was stolen from my school while I was on my lunch break. I have no idea yet what this might mean for my mental health, for my work and for my economy, I just hope they wipe it clean, try to sell it on even though it’s faulty so that I don’t have to deal with stalking and threats again. I’m going to probably have to put my webcomic on hold for a while and not do any of whatever else I said I’d do. I’ll probably also go on an unfollow binge and cut out everything that might trigger me - I can’t get tumblr savior to work, but I’ll remember all my favorite blogs when I’m in my happy place again. All I want right now is to eat chocolates in a great big room where the world is a different place.
Ahh I finally found someone who read Monstrous Regiment! People keep telling me it's boring. :( Anyway your blog is cool and comics are definitely cool, I'll check it out soon (after school stops being so crazy) :):)
Thank you! ^^ I think Monstrous Regiment is very good in some respects, esp. for its inclusion of queer and trans* characters! I don’t know how good a job Pterry does of the language and of understanding these issues himself, but I’m glad the characters are there in my favorite book series all the same. It’s actually been my dream for a while to turn the book into a comic, I’ll have to make a proposal and see what the man says :D !
It’s a seven page comic and it will appear in the next number of C’est Bon Anthology! After I’ve fixed it up a little and maybe added some gray scale to the line art, I’ll post it here ^^ I AM SO EXCITED
“It is and remains my contention that the true lover of the medium is not the sycophantic fan who adores the good and the bad with equal fervor, but the discriminating, hard-nosed reader who refuses to tolerate the mediocre and the banal. If someone sets particularly high standards for a medium, it is a token not of contempt, but of deep and abiding respect for its potential. When these high standards result in the dismissal of most of the work produced in the medium, it takes a perverse logic to infer from this contempt for the general output a contempt for the medium itself.”—
My girlfriend was granted permanent residency!!! She can look for work, we can stay together here as long as we like and we can get married. I’m so happy!!! Can’t wait to take her name and be official!!!
The reason that the rich were so rich, Vimes reasoned, was because they managed to spend less money.
Take boots, for example. He earned thirty-eight dollars a month plus allowances. A really good pair of leather boots cost fifty dollars. But an affordable pair of boots, which were sort of OK for a season or two and then leaked like hell when the cardboard gave out, cost about ten dollars. Those were the kind of boots Vimes always bought, and wore until the soles were so thin that he could tell where he was in Ankh-Morpork on a foggy night by the feel of the cobbles.
But the thing was that good boots lasted for years and years. A man who could afford fifty dollars had a pair of boots that’d still be keeping his feet dry in ten years’ time, while the poor man who could only afford cheap boots would have spent a hundred dollars on boots in the same time and would still have wet feet.
This was the Captain Samuel Vimes ‘Boots’ theory of socioeconomic unfairness.