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Star Wars

Wow. I had zero interest in "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" before getting spoilers. Now my interest is like, negative 100 because the spoilers showed to me that Disney just took this already questionable trilogy of movies and took a massive yellow spray of explosive diarrhea all over the entire franchise, with that movie. One spoiler in particular (that I won't mention here) is one of those things that ruins the entire series by being a bit of information that makes you go "If Anakin had known that information before becoming Darth Vader, none of the rest of the movies would have even happened. Or would have happened in an entirely different way." I mean, there are plot holes, but this isn't a plot hole, it's a plot TANK because it comes barreling through shooting up the entire story until it's just like, you have to completely ignore the last movie for any of the other movies to even make any sense.

It's like if it had been revealed at the end of Deathly Hallows that Voldemort knew it was a monumentally bad idea to kill Harry, and then went ahead and did it anyway for some unfathomable reason. Except far worse, because at least THAT would make *some* sense, given that Voldemort proves over the course of seven books / eight movies that he's a bigger moron than even Donald Trump!

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Soccer question

There's a soccer scene in this chapter. I know fuckall about soccer, and already tried wading through a bunch of boring shit about the game. It's not a detailed scene, the only thing I really need to know is this:

Would a score of 20 to 9 be reasonable in soccer?

I literally know nothing about how it's scored and my eyes glaze over when I try looking through a bunch of crap for the answer. Answers would be very appreciated.

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Tone problem

I need help with adjectives and stuff to help get across the speaking tone of a teacher who's a bit of a grouch, with a perfunctory attitude. Kinda like a cross between Professor McGonagall and Professor Snape, without being a bullying asshole.

She's mildly ableist, and rarely sounds sorry when she apologizes. It's not that she isn't sorry, she's just bad at expressing regret, or is too tired to give a frick, like she's too busy to waste time with coddling other people's feelings.

And like, I can think of stuff like "clipped tone" or "snapped," but "snapped" is just a bit too strong a word. Word choice in the dialogue can only go so far, and I think "said" is way too mild.

Any help anyone can give me is much appreciated.

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"Praise Morshenda, for She is The Night and The Void, wearing a shawl of stars."

Image is of Morshenda, who is the Yahgahn Goddess of Night, Darkness, and Void.

I've been wanting to draw a realistic picture of Morshenda for at least 15 years, but never felt up to the challenge until today. This piece was quite a challenge, as it depends on negative space to define Her face. For a reference, I heavily relied on a photo that had the right look and energy. It's not quite as dark as the reference picture, but pretty close.

The idea for this image was it should appear like She's coalescing from the darkness. I'm not sure how well I did on that point, but I'm still very proud of this piece.

I wanted Her eyes to be moons, but I decided against it, as I'm fairly sure that's outside my technical expertise.

I feel like this might be my best work to date.

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