Just a quick reminder - from 9:00pm EST to 10:00pm EST, we’ll be sprinting on various creative things! So grab a project and some tea (or coffee or apple juice), and get ready to work!
I’ll post again at 9:00pm to get us started.
Sprints! Or Write-along! Since a few of you seemed interested in the concept in the last week.
make me choose | anon asked
Shale: “I see it found some augmentation crystals. I was not even aware it knew about them… well done! So? What does it think? They don’t make me look any wider, do they? I find I am already too wide as it is.”
The Warden: “No, no, they’re quite slimming”
Shale: “They are, aren’t they? I so adore them! I think it should find some more as soon as possible. I want to glitter from ear to ear… so to speak!”
This exact scenario happened to me the other day. Thanks, Garrus.
Some days I really need to silence the little voice in the back of my head that’s saying “oh, this is too self-indulgent / tropey / unrealistic, I shouldn’t put it in the story”
and remember that it’s fanfiction
and I’m writing it
so who else should I be indulging?
I made a mistake. Focused on big picture. Big picture made up of little pictures. Too many variables. Can’t hide behind statistics. Can’t ignore new data. My responsibility.
Okay! Grab your project — writing, crafting, drawing, baking, whatever! — and get ready to work from 8:30pm EST to 10:00pm EST!
And feel free to join in late! The start/end times are just for reference, and no one should feel like they can’t join in because they missed the start.
Good luck, and see you on the other side!
If anyone else wants to join in!
The lovely w0rdinista's OC, Tyrrana. Oh man, how much do I love drawing lady turians. Thank you ever so much for another commission, ‘Nista! :D
(Commissions are still open and portraits like this one are still only $10 until August 31st. Please drop me a line if you’d like one!)
What are you most proud of in your life?
My kids. The scared little biotic brats I taught how to use their powers, how to fight, how to crack skulls. But mainly, I taught them how to control it, to make sure only they got to control their lives. Not the Alliance, or the council, not an outfit like Cerberus; just them.
What do you regret?
I haven’t got time for regrets.
My follower count has hit 200! Two hundred actual people have been kind enough to give me dash-room (well, OK – 189 actual people and eleven spammers). This is pretty amazing, especially given how short a time I’ve been on Tumblr. So to celebrate, a giveaway! Prizes will take the form of artwork – one winner and one runner up will receive artwork depicting a character of their choice.
Prizes are as follows:
Winner: Full-colour portrait
Runner-up: Monochrome shaded portrait sketch
Here are the rules:
Open to current followers only (I’ll do this again if and when I hit another follower milestone, so new folks will get a chance in the future!)
One reblog = one entry. (Only one entry per person will be counted so there’s no need to spam your followers.)
Giveaway will close at 22:00 GMT on Friday 15th August 2014.
The winner and runner-up will be selected using FABULOUS MODERN TECHNOLOGY in the form of an authentic Mongolian wrestling hat filled with names.
Lastly, before I sign off on this I need to say thank you to some brilliant people for welcoming me to Tumblr, being generally lovely, and filling my dash with good feels. You are fabulous lilouapproves, loquaciousquark, faejilly, w0rdinista, tarysande, jadesabre301, perahn, probablylostrightnow, mynameiscloud, and many more whose usernames elude me at time of posting. Special additional thanks are in order for all those who have supported me by commissioning artwork, and … well, everyone else too, really. You guys rule. ^^
If you are afraid to talk to me because you are under the impression I’m too cool for you, please don’t be.
Not only are preventing yourself from talking to someone who you think is cool you are preventing me from talking to a cool person and making friends and I like friends.
If you are reading this, this is a personal invitation to talk to me. You don’t have to be witty or clever. Just say Hi. literally that’s all you have to say.
Garrus Vakarian. Codename: Archangel.
"What does "Shakarian" mean?"
"SHEPARD.COMANDER THAT IS A PRIVATE PROJECT"
Ah, Garrus! Gosh, there is so much I could say about Garrus, but I’ll confine myself to a few points of characterization—I don’t think I need to say a lot about his loyalty to Shepard, for example.
1. He was a detective, and a good one. You don’t assign a rookie or an idiot to a sensitive case like Saren’s (especially considering Pallin doesn’t like Spectres, and probably would have been happy to find real evidence on Saren). Garrus, therefore, is smart, observant, and good at putting a picture together from details.
2. I think of him as someone who processes issues internally and thinks stuff through on his own. He doesn’t talk about his problems a lot; he does ask for Shepard’s help on occasion, but he doesn’t really talk about his physical pain or grief for his team that much—he cuts himself off rather than go into detail on the team, early in ME2, for example. I never really resent the infamous “can it wait for a minute?” line, because I take “calibrations” as code for “I’m thinking through my feelings and need some space.”
3. He’s not actually that hotheaded. That description originally comes from Harkin, who strikes me as the definition of an unreliable witness. Pallin may say something similar, but turian society seems relatively regimented and hierarchical, and my headcanon, at least, is that “hotheaded” for a turian translates to “averagely impulsive” by human standards. Garrus is mostly soft-spoken and low-key; the two biggest “hothead” moments are is going to Omega in the first place, and the way he goes after Fade/Harkin, both of which seem related to significant emotional stress. So I tend to write him as not particularly rash or impulsive, and as generally having thought-out reasons for his actions.