Gift for fellow slightly pudgy Duo fan perfectlittlesoldierboy who is suffering a slump lately. so decided to draw them something as a cheer me up. they wanted either 01 x 04 or 02 x 04. i went with the second option since i wasn’t sure what to make Heero and Quatre do.. . i need more practice drawing Quatre 8U
hope you like! Fight that slump! *Roecourages you*
*Now has several cavities from the cuteness* Also, are those two of my favorite bromance ships I see? :3
((OMG SO BEHIND))
9. A pairing you wish is canon
This is going to be short.
I like GW being not really about romance and stuff. It’s about war and the relationships of people and the way meeting and knowing people change you.
Sure, its fun to ship the hell out of it, and there are some heavily suggested pairings, but I still prefer my canon TV series to remain open and non-committed to any pairing. :)
*waves hands in the air* Woooooo! Friendship bracelets for everyone!
This was meant to be a quick warm up, but it turned into a comic that I’ve wanted to draw for a while. This is something that is extremely important to me, and I appreciate it if you read it.
A while ago, I heard a story that broke my heart. A family went a cat shelter to adopt. The daughter fell in love with a 3-legged cat. The father straight up said “absolutely not”. Because he was missing a leg. That cat was that close to having a family that loved him, but the missing leg held him back. Why?!
Many people have the initial instinct of “nope” when they see an imperfect animal. I get it, but less-adoptable does NOT mean less loveable. 9 out of 10 people will choose a kitten over an adult cat. And those 10% that would get an adult cat often overlook “different” animals.
All I want people to do is be open to the idea of having a “different” pet in their lives. Choose the pet that you fall in love with, but at least give all of them a fair shot at winning your heart.
Don’t dismiss them, they deserve a loving home just as much as any other cat. They still purr, they still love a warm lap, they still play, they still love you. Trust me, next time you are in the market for a new kitty, just go over to that one cat that’s missing an eye and see what he’s all about!
Let me tell to you a thing.
This is Lenore. I first saw her in a little cage at the Petco I frequent (I used to take my parents’ dog in for puppy play time), and she looked like the grouchiest, old, crotchety cat in the world, and I fell instantly in love. She was cranky, she was anti-social, hanging out at the back of her cage. Her fur was matted because she wouldn’t let the groomers near her.
She was perfect.
But I didn’t have a place for her. I wasn’t living in my own space yet, and where I was, I wasn’t allowed cats. So I pressed my face to the bars of her cage and I promised that if no one had adopted her by the time I’d bought a house, I would come back for her.
I visited her every week for over six months while I looked for a house. At one point, they had to just shave her entire rear-end because the mats or fur were so bad. They told me she clawed the heck outta the groomer that did it, screamed the entire time, and spent the next two days growling at anyone that came near the cage.
A couple of weeks later, I closed on my house. I went back and I got an employee, and I said: “That one. I need that cat.”
They got the paperwork and the lady who ran the rescue that was bringing the cats in told me that Lenore (at the time, Lila) was 8 years old, had been owned by an elderly lady who had died, and brought in to a different rescue, who’d had her for six months on top of the time I’d been seeing her at Petco.
This kitty had been living in a 3x3’ cube for over a YEAR because she was older and “less adoptable.”
I signed the paperwork, put her in a cat carrier, and drove her to my new home. I had pretty much nothing; a bed, an old couch, a couple of bookcases, and a tank of mice I called “Cat TV”. I let her out of the carrier and onto my bed, and I told her “I told you I would come back for you when I had a place. It’s not much, but it’s yours too now.”
Lenore spent the next three days straight purring non-stop. She followed me around the house purring. Sat next to me purring. Slept next to me purring. Leaning into every touch, purring, purring, always purring. She still purrs if you so much as think about petting her. She’s amazing, and I love her.
So, you know, if you’re thinking about adopting, and you see a beast that others consider “less adoptable,” think about Lenore.
IM CRYING I LOVE CATS FUUUUCK
This is beautiful ❤️
I made a decision that when I can have another cat I’ll get the one that’s been at the shelter the longest without going to a good home.
This is Harpo, named for Harpo Marx the silver screen comedian. The minute we saw him at the shelter, we knew he was the one for us. He was a scrawny little kitten with one working eye, a missing fang, half a tail and a fused lower back. But he just rolled over and wanted to be loved the minute we came up to his cage. He doesn’t even know that he hops around like a rabbit and can’t see out of his left eye. Now he’s a fat, gorgeous, contented boy who seriously needs his own webcam 24/7. We consider ourselves extremely lucky to have found him!
Via Preventer Heero Yuy
I was there,Gandalf…
”-Isildur, we need to destroy it!
-You gonna drag this shit on the top of the mountain?
I was there the day the strength of Men failed…
Via Darklore Circus
“It’s Been An Adventure, Mr. Fredricksen.”
“Adventure Is Out There!”
Someone asked me to post these two companion pieces together so it was easier to reblog them.
THIS WAS NOT OKAY
HE’S STILL WEARING THE ELLIE BADGE
I was just going to scroll past this when I REALISED what it was
Crying a million tears. Of happiness. Or something. I DON’T KNOW> WAAAAAHHHHH.
IT HAS BEEN OVER 4 YEARS AND IT IS STILL TOO SOON FOR THIS
**sobs in a corner for the rest of the day*
Via Preventer Heero Yuy
Excuse me while I go faint on a convenient couch….
Seriously, being chosen out of all these amazing pieces is something I definitely didn’t expect, especially now that I’ve seen them all together. I’m completely floored… and absolutely honored!
Thank you so much!! Again and again! *runs around in happy circles for about an hour*
Zeri fanart contest winners and entries! HOORAY! :D
Wow. I…I have to level with you guys: I kind of expected there to be, like, a clear breakaway winner in the bunch- but I can say truthfully I am super delighted by the quality of every entry. I don’t usual go in for that everyone-is-a-special-snowfalke mumbo-jumbo, but I can actually think of a justifiable reason any one of these could be declared the “winner”.
But alas! I had to pick one! So…I did (and two honorable mentions) with great angst and deliberation.
I felt that Elfbingo’s entry (topmost) captured the spirit of Zeri most truly- the style really surprised me, and there is something so mischievous and infectious about that smile! Super cool to see Zeri in more realistic proportions, but still retaining her character. I love the colors and the pigtails-as-paintbrushes. 10/10. Would buy again.
As honorable mentions, I have to congratulate Sakuranym and Jessica Madorran on two terrific pieces. Jessica’s stylization is so cool here- great color palette and dynamic posing. Sakuranym’s captures the sass and boldness of Zeri- bonus points for a delicious looking mooncake :)
Then I’ve collaged the whole set of entries that I received (I hope I didn’t miss any!)
Top to bottom, left to right:
M. Rae Fredette- hysterical- points for snails and the caricature of me (nailed it). Also loved this one for the story associated with it- art on!
Elfbingo’s winning entry! (ps- I just found out that you are SapphireGamgee from deviantart! hi! you done good! :D)
Martin Kirby- love the spirit of this- this added a wistful dimension to her character I really dig.
Melissa Yensen- so lovely and soft- and that look! >fans self<
Jayme Twins- Hehehe- she so would tag the computer screen from the inside. Great characterization :)
Bree Paulsen- a new twitterfriend! I love her style- the warm colors and scratchy lineart here are killer
Anna Landin- rockin’ out- this makes me want a giant paintbrush so I can air-guitar along. Anna makes neat comics, btw- you should check them out!
Sakuranym- again, so good. Maybe some day she’ll make good on her threats to cosplay Zeri :D
Jessica Madorran- such style. so poise. wow.
SweeneyBoo- this came out of left field at the last minute- love the strong style and traditional media!
HallowGazer- I was hoping someone would draw her in her Graffitti outfit! It even feels like the style would go well tagged on a wall somewhere
Ryan Chapman- THREE. DEE. RIGHT!? I couldn’t believe it- big time impressed with the committment- always super cool to see a 2d concept rounded out
Emily Kimbell- I had to finish with this one- another favorite for sure- definitely made me laugh aloud. Perfect.
(You should really check out each of their sites, but if you’d like to see each entry in one place individually you can see them here.)
In Conclusion: You guys rule completely. Glad to have so many talented internet art friends who are willing to join in! Maybe we’ll make a more regular event of these little artfests! Thanks for playing along :D
Via Nicholas Kole
Just a little thing for Zeri’s debut over at Dawngate Chronicles, a new onlinecomic drawn by Nicholas Kole and colored by John Loren. Zeri is an adorable young artist, with bushy blond hair and freckles and a big mouth. She couldn’t be cuter! This is her in my style, done for the heck of it and for a contest Nicholas Kole decided to put together. (And yes, because her pigtails reminded me of paintbrushes, I took them literally.) I love how she has these freckles all over, and she’s a tomboy with slightly bushier eyebrows. XD She could pretty much represent all us artists on the interwebs!
For the real thing, head on over here http://nicholaskole.tumblr.com/post/86596144522/the-zeri-post-d-this-week-was-zeris-debut-on for the Tumblr post, and here http://dawngatechronicles.com/ for the online comic.
I had individual versions of the Gundam Wing Fantasy stickers printed, and now they’re for sale! Send me a note if you want to order individuals, or sets :D
I also have a few extras of my Gundam Wing / My Little Pony crossover stickers. Get them now while I have them!
Just a little cuddling for Fee’s birthday! (Very late…I’M SO SORRYYYYYYYY…. T__T)
This is really long. Yeah.
And so we get the second half…
I know, I know, reposting an essay that supports Heero and Quatre as heterosexual-life-partners. I NEED BROMANCE OK