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06 November 2020 @ 01:27 pm
Most of this can be found in bigger, shinier versions on my Tumblr, which is here. It's mostly entirely art, but occasionally I cave/am coerced into reblogging stuff. Oops.

Legit ArtCollapse )


Collected Into The Woods pieces done for manipulant's fic.

Collected In Sickness, Health, and the Duckpond at Humboldt Park pieces and oddments done for quaxelrod's fic. (in progress)


Stupidcomics

Into The WoodsCollapse )

Vices & Virtues: It CameCollapse )

Misc Panic!Collapse )

Ryan RossCollapse )

Nate RuessCollapse )

MiscellaneousCollapse )


 
 
 
wrecking disco ball.
06 March 2012 @ 10:58 pm
I don't wanna talk about how many times we've watched Thor in the last week.

Or maybe I do. Idk.

Thor Odinson discovers dubstep.

WUB. WUB. WUB. WUB. WUB. WUB. WUB. WUB.

also on Tublr.

 
 
 
 
wrecking disco ball.
Oh my god. Oh. My. God. Fuck some Photoshop. That took way too goddamn long and I need to remember to like, move. And take breaks. Which is never, ever going to happen, but I can dream.

I'm pretty sure my neck and shoulders have fused together, and various parts of my anatomy keep making ominous crunching sounds when I move, but HA. DONE. SHA-BAM. I want a neck massage.

Red.


Which accompanies this one.Collapse )

For the Red Riding Hood chapter of manipulant's Into The Woods. (An EXTREMELY LOOSE interpretation, I might add.)

There's a slightly brighter version here at my Tumblr. I like the way the brighter red makes it pop more, but in terms of this being a piece for ITW we decided on the darker version, since it fits the mood of the story better.

And holy crap, thank you SO MUCH dorian_mauve and manipulant for the handholding tonight. Handholding and opinions and suggestions and general patience. ♥ ♥ ♥ There is no way in hell I would've sat still long enough to finish this otherwise.

 
 
Place: bed ish.
Music: Foxy Shazam - Wanna-be Angel | Powered by Last.fm
 
 
wrecking disco ball.
04 December 2011 @ 02:02 am


Art post! :DDDDDD

Big, shiny, much-easier-to-see Tumblr versions are here, but I'm a giant attention-seeker, soooo... comments?~

Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; he will not see me stopping here to watch his woods fill up with snow.Collapse )

In case anyone's wondering, yes, I've officially stopped giving a fuck about must do schoolwork all the fucking time, oh my GOD. Obviously. I... don't think I drew this much when I was even in undergrad. Like. Where I was getting a degree in it. FINALS WEEK, SHMINALS WEEK. I'm posting this, I'mma crash for a few hours, and then evilhippo and I are going to the Field Museum where I am gonna ogle some fuckin' DINOS. Also whales. But mostly dinos.

Oh, AND. I've reworked a couple pieces already but I'm kind of not in the mood to have any more adventures with my scanner tonight. manipulant, most of them are yours and you can expect them shortly. (AKA please replace the old ones ASAFP kthx ♥)

 
 
Place: home
Music: BBU - Chi Don't Dance | Powered by Last.fm
 
 
 
wrecking disco ball.
HA HA HA HA HAH.

So it's only been over a month and a half. So I only managed to quit my job, pack my shit, drive 2,227 miles, find a new place, move in, fly back to Portland for my cats, start school and not actually completely lose my mind (I said completely, I know and I'm sorry what a couple of you have been dealing with from me, I know, shut up also I love you), AND I STILL HAVE THREE PIECES TO MAKE A POST.

HA HA HAH.

I still have so much reading to do today, it's horrifying.

My BBB, Round 2 piece, one Into The Woods piece, and the first of a four-part born of a really weird conversation somewhere in the mountains of western Montana.






and you will wait at your post until you"ve been relieved, and warn us all if seas are dangerous.Collapse )


A couple words of disclaimer/blather-
The second two I have every intention of going back into and doing a lot more color replacement kind of stuff and some basic cell-shading. These are getting tacked onto the list begun with the last legit art post I made, on which I have made a grand total of zero headway. I'll get there.

I also might try and start posting in twos instead of threes, we'll see how OCD I get when the time comes. Yes, this does actually create legitimate concern for me and yes, I know it's ridiculous.

manipulant, I only have... ohgod. Do I really only have one left? I've been saving him for last and this is it, isn't it? Gah! Anyway, it looks like you're totally gonna be getting some kind of bizarre fan mix thing with the last installment, because I can't not soundtrack everything I do and some songs were just made for gay married storybook shenanigans.

Have I mentioned lately that I really like comments? Cuz I do. ♥ ♥ ♥
:D

 
 
 
 
wrecking disco ball.
08 August 2011 @ 10:51 pm
Hey, all you music-types (and everyone else)!

So this morning, dorian_mauve and I were awoken by tweets from one of the bands we love, Portugal. The Man (@portugaltheman), announcing that ALL OF THEIR STUFF. ALL OF IT. EVERYTHING. EVERY. FUCKING. THING. had been stolen, including their van and trailer, after they played Lollapalooza last night. They've spent pretty much all day freaking out all over Twitter and it's pretty nauseating what was taken.



The full list of lost equipment can be viewed here, complete with a bunch of serial numbers.
And a non-Twitter version here.

A description of the van can be found here.

And an incentive by the manufacturing company of one of their bass amps can be found here.

dorian_mauve's base tweet for the pawnshop spreadsheet link is here.

So any of you with Twitter accounts? If you'd like to retweet the above tweets, as well as anything else relating to the event you'd like, just to raise awareness and spread the word? That would be AMAZING.

I am offering stupidcomic doodles to anyone who wants to get in on this, even just an RT or two.

For those of you feeling remarkably ambitious, dorian_mauve has compiled an open google doc dividing and cataloging efforts to call local area pawn/music shops to provide the establishments with info (we're hoping most have email addresses we can forward the list of serial #'s to). Even if you don't wanna deal with this, maybe you know someone who does, or someone on your Twitter feed will.

If you're super-awkward with phone stuff like I am, we recommend that if you do claim a pawn shop cluster, just use the, "My friend's band had all of their stuff stolen after they played Lolla on Sunday night, do you have an email address we could forward the serial numbers/descriptions to?" script.

OH AND we're also canvassing Craigslist (Chicago and the surrounding areas including Wisconsin, Indiana, and Michigan as well as the Chicago 'burbs like Evanston and Glenview etc) and eBay for the items, which is another quick way you could take a minute to help, if you're so inclined.

If you don't already have it, I'm @lllookalive on Twitter, and dorian_mauve is @okrysmastree.

I've already spammed Patrick Stump (@patrickstump), the Mountain Goats (@mountain_goats with GREAT results ♥ ♥ John Darnielle ♥ &hearts), Adam Siska (@siskybusiness), Bill Beckett (@billbeckett), FBR's street team (@fbrstreetteam including emailing them), Gatsbys American Dream (@gatsbysamerican), and Man Without Wax (@manwithoutwax) with all of this, but KEEP IT GOING! Their accounts are huge, they can handle the spam and maybe that way some of the bigger ones'll see it. Plus, if you think of anyone else who might give a crap. I've just been focusing mostly on local musicians for the Chicago area so far, with the exception of the Mountain Goats, but the more publicity the better.

FBR's street team email is erick@fueledbyramen.com, in case you're inspired.

And now, because I know you're all like WHO THE SHIT IS THIS BAND AND WHY DO I CARE? Honestly, even if I didn't like them this would still have me up in arms. Fucking klepto assholes.
But even if you don't have a Twitter, don't want to deal with all this viral shit, you can still go listen to some fucking awesome music:
This is their YouTube channel.
And in following with events, and also one of my all-time favorites of their stuff, try Chicago on for size.

And, because we are fabulous, we're making this a drinking game. Shot of tequila for ever successful email address! GO GO GO!

(and I wasn't kidding about those stupidcomics, guys I take requests!~)

You guys are amazing, and even if you don't have time to deal with this, thanks for being you. My flist is the BEST flist.

ETA
GABE SAPORTA. GABRIEL. FUCKING. SAPORTA. JUST RT'D AND REPLIED.
Well holy fucking shit.

ETA (8-09 9:25am)
They just tweeted that the van and trailer were recovered, though they're empty and not sure what condition either are in. Still, it's a lead.
 
 
 
 
wrecking disco ball.
A couple of things:
I finished my BBB second-round piece at the beginning of the week (it didn't make me crazy and miserable, I'm a little confused), and it ended up having a little/lot more Photoshop stuff going on than I usually employ. And I actually enjoyed it.

I haven't had time and won't for awhile to tinker with the first and third pieces posted here, but I have no idea how long it'll be til I do, so I'm just gonna throw up the preliminaries.

So that said, these will be a little different than usual.

Three Into The Woods pieces!



If there"s a way in, then there"s a way out. I"ll let you think that way for now.Collapse )

Right. So. Expect to see updated versions of these at some point.

manipulant, I know they're sort of a change from the other ITW pieces, so if when you're posting the set you just want the un-doctored pencil drawings so that they all look like they go together, that's cool. I'll just give you both versions or whatever. Or maybe you're not as neurotic as I am. Chances are that if this current kick I'm on pans out, I might go back through and do similar things to the rest of them.

I haven't really decided what I think of the Photoshoppy thing yet.


ANYWAY. I had ten minutes before morning staff came in on Wednesday. Enjoy.Collapse )

 
 
 
 
wrecking disco ball.
11 July 2011 @ 09:52 am
The best part was when I thought I'd left the post-it notes with the script for this on the counter at work.




Pro tip! The stool can also be used to bludgeon to death any asshole trying to make Dashboard Confessional references in your presence. Chris Carrabba is a sissy-boy with fancy hair and you won't stand for that shit.


a brief explanation for you Provencal typesCollapse )
 
 
Music: Danger: Radio - Sparkle Baby Shine
 
 
wrecking disco ball.
Oh my god, this weekend has been insane, art-wise.

manipulant IS AMAZING. I HOPE EVERYBODY IS AWARE OF THIS. (For many, MANY reasons including the one listed here, I feel it's necessary to point out.)
She made me an ALL-CAPS promo post on her journal and I've been getting friends requests and comments and

HI, HI NEW PEOPLE! Welcome to the party! Feel free to comment, say hi, spam me anything but Justin Bieber OH MY GOD some people think they're soooooo funny, don't be shy. Thrilled to have you!~

Now for the stuff you actually might care about.



Maybe I"m aging, I like how that sounds.Collapse )

Which brings me to

HELLO. I AM NOW ON TUMBLR!~

I created it this afternoon and have spent all day bombing it. I've never actually used Tumblr EVER, okay, so bear with me a little if I'm blundering around like a moron over there. For that matter if I do something stupid or whatever, let me know over here, okay? So I can fix it? dorian_mauve spent most of today on Twitter with me, walking me through it and barely avoiding a couple major meltdowns when I couldn't figure out (still can't) how to reply via reblog. Fucking kill me, I swear. I'd rather you correct me than just continue looking like an idiot.

A side note to that, I've got Vices & Virtues: It Came queued up to post one-a-day for the next week or so, starting today. In case anyone's wondering why only Ready To Go is up there so far.

Finally, OH MY GOD, EVERYBODY, YOU ARE ARE SUCH MAGNIFICENT ENABLERS. YOU'RE WONDERFUL.
Never stop.