motetus: (inception / yusuf smiling)
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Thesis update: 8.5k words in - it sounds pathetic given that many of you could probably come up with that in a few hours (though I doubt you have to pause in the middle of a sex scene to trawl PubMed and find that paper that supports the rimming in it) but for me that's pretty decent! And they are good words, or will be once I take out the billion unnecessary commas. Introduction is nearly done and in a week or so I can get started on those results chapters I've been dreading. I can't shake the feeling that it's just too easy - surely writing a thesis is supposed to be far more unpleasant than this? Well, suppose there's still plenty more time for that to happen. At some point I am likely to post my "why writing a thesis is like taking a long reluctant poop" essay, but I promise I will warn you all beforehand so you can defriend me and never have to see it (I'm not kidding, I've put a lot of thought into this).

One unexpected side effect of thesis writing: I want to draw ALL the things, though this is actually a good thing because it takes my mind off everything in the evenings. My enthusiasm for anything complex and time-consuming is limited, so I've been churning out simple quick things and posting them to Tumblr as I go along. Here they are...

Victorian!AU Arthur and Eames, which has inspired fic by the amazing [ profile] bauble! She is the best. <3

Yusuf actually hates cats. This has me wanting do draw a series where everyone on the Inception team is having a shitty day and taking it out on their job. Angry moleskin-writing and salad eating! Angry maze-building! Angry moping over a dead wife!

Light Side and Dark Side versions of Bao-Dur. Man, I remember playing this game 10 years ago and having my heart broken by every single character and their tragic and tormented pasts. Time to replay this one, I think.

Portraits of my Dragon Age Inquisition elven Inquisitor:

Blackwall and Sera, sort of inspired by Blackwall's comment about how much food Sera can pack away. My feelings about the friendship between these two, they can be seen from spaaaaaace.

More Blackwall/Dorian because this is a ship I'm not disembarking from any time soon. And the things I'm drawing are just getting sappier and sappier. /o\

...I just really like drawing Blackwall, okay? That magnificent beard, the likelihood that he's pretty hairy in other places, the age and game appearance that implies he's bulky muscle with a bit of lovely squishy padding on top... yeah, just my kind of thing. I also approve of how much his little corner of fandom likes him being all submissive and grovelling, yes I do. This is Blackwall after losing all his clothes to Solas in a card game, because either the Inquisiton doesn't pay anyone enough for them to bet money, or everyone in Skyhold really likes stripping off.

Date: 2015-03-16 10:46 pm (UTC)
ext_25678: (mrsdoasyouwouldbedoneby)
From: [identity profile]

*waves pompoms* 8.5 words is very respectable, and any mention of rimming is more than welcome. You sound like you're having both fun and being fulfilled, always a nice *and rare* combination.

Arthur and Eames are quite natty in their stickpins; Kitty looks like she is to be the butt of a very nasty experiment with that needle; Bao-Dur is a classic expression of good and bad sides of character; the Inquisitor's poor face has seen some bad treatment!!; Blackwall and Sera seem good comrades or at least he tolerates her well; Blackwall and Dorian sizing each other up sort of warily? ;

Date: 2015-03-16 10:48 pm (UTC)
ext_25678: (kittycomputer)
From: [identity profile]
aaaaaand hit ' add comment ' too soon, so: I'm a great fan of Embarrassed!Any character! so I loved the last one. He cringes prettily.

Date: 2015-03-17 12:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm going to keep rimming out of my thesis for two reasons: 1) that would make for the most awkward viva question ever, and 2) it's not really something that goes well with frequent mentions of bloody diarrhoea.

Thank you for your lovely feedback! It's always fascinating to see people's responses to things I've drawn in fandoms they're unfamiliar with, and how they interpret everything.

Date: 2015-03-16 11:05 pm (UTC)
ext_1611: Isis statue (Default)
From: [identity profile]
I don't know the fandom but the beardy guy is adorable!

Date: 2015-03-16 11:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
He is! He's more adorable when you add the gruff, no-nonsense lancashire accent, and even more so when you romance him and get to the scene where you can make out with him while he's all chained up and at your mercy. All my kind of stuff.

Date: 2015-03-18 04:30 am (UTC)
digthewriter: (Vader_Rainbow)
From: [personal profile] digthewriter
omg...that's fan-fucking-tastic!


Date: 2015-03-23 04:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks very much!

Date: 2015-03-18 05:42 am (UTC)
bauble: (D beckham)
From: [personal profile] bauble
I love how the final version of the Victorian AU came out! Love the background, the little details in Arthur & Eames' cravats and collars, the beautiful plum color of Eames' coat. I also enjoy the scratchy texture you employed and the oval shape for the old timey look. They are a pair of fancy fellows indeed.

I still do enjoy that cat and Yusuf's peevishness. You should definitely do an angry action series with the whole team.

As I mentioned, I love that tattooed droid. So cute. Bao-Dur does look quite intimidating on the dark side.

Still love the tattoo on the Inquisitor, who is a very handsome gentleman worthy of Dorian's affections.

Sera and Blackwall, always getting up to no good <3

Awww, Dorian. Blackwall. Barechested and getting frisky I hope. <3

I always do enjoy a naked man with excellent tits, which fits Blackwall perfectly.

Date: 2015-03-23 05:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm stuck on Eames, Saito and Robert's Angry Day scenarios though (and don't say Eames is having an angry wank over Arthur's tight trousers, these are G-rated drawings and I will not have them polluted by your smutty penis-obsessed mind).

Date: 2015-03-23 10:32 pm (UTC)
bauble: (Inception JGL)
From: [personal profile] bauble
Polluted? I take offense to that charge. I say that art is 'enlivened' by generous application of cocks and butts.

Besides, all I was going to suggest for Eames was that he could angrily wave his glasses as a mirror while forging Browning. I'll have to ponder Saito and Robert.

Date: 2015-03-24 06:27 am (UTC)
bauble: (Inception JGL)
From: [personal profile] bauble
Polluted? I take offense to that charge. I say that art is 'enlivened' by generous application of cocks and butts.

Besides, all I was going to suggest for Eames was that he could angrily wave his glasses as a mirror while forging Browning. I'll have to ponder Saito and Robert.

Date: 2015-03-19 06:46 pm (UTC)
fififolle: (Warhammer - Garviel Loken)
From: [personal profile] fififolle
Wow! Great art. I rather like that inquisitor!

And really good news about your thesis. Sounds like you are making great progress and without too much trauma? Or at least you are pleased with them, so yay :D

Date: 2015-03-23 04:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you! I am fond of my inquisitor too - male elves in the game's character creator are very easy to get looking pretty and waif-like, but I wanted mine to be more masculine and intimidating. But if I'm going to spend 80 hours looking at him, I want him handsome too!

I suspect I could write my thesis in a tenth of the time I'll probably take if I applied myself and stopped getting distracted by things on the internet/eating biscuits/watching the magpies build a nest in front of my kitchen window, but that's definitely not going to happen.

Date: 2015-03-24 07:59 pm (UTC)
fififolle: (Chuck tastes good)
From: [personal profile] fififolle
Biscuits! \o/


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