Den of the Pencil Chewer

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I’m done explaining why fanfic is okay.

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Note: this post was originally made in 2010 in response to Diana Gabaldon’s epic rant about fanfiction. The original version is still being updated. I’m reposting it to Tumblr by request, but if you have any additions, please feel free to drop a comment at LJ so they can be added to the masterpost!

Dear Author of the Week,

You think fanfic is a personal affront to the many hours you’ve spent carefully crafting your characters. You think fanfic is “immoral and illegal.” You think fanfiction is just plagiarism. You think fanfiction is cheating. You think fanfic is for people who are too stupid/lazy/unimaginative to write stories of their own. You think there are exceptions for people who write published derivative works as part of a brand or franchise, because they’re clearly only doing it because they have to. You’re personally traumatized by the idea that someone else could look at your characters and decide that you did it wrong and they need to fix it/add original characters to your universe/send your characters to the moon/Japan/their hometown. You think all fanfic is basically porn. You’re revolted by the very idea that fic writers think what they do is legitimate.

We get it. 

Congratulations! You’ve just summarily dismissed as criminal, immoral, and unimaginative each of the following Pulitzer Prize-winning writers and works:

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For all those interested in the ‘Charging fanfiction is perfectly ok’ here I bring you an amazing post.

Read it all.

Embrace the beauty.

Copy paste all those wonderful examples and send them to those folk on the internet who cannot apparently fathom the idea of fan fiction having monetary value.

Then bask on your glory as writers and artists of all kinds, for you are makers of things, and there’s nothing more kick-ass in this universe than pulling things from the black inside your head and into the perceptible world.

We are made of awesome.

Pharma/Tarn - “from the other DJD members’ point of view”

bibliotecaria-d:

They’d take any excuse to get him to themselves, so Tarn snagging Nautilator the moment he walked onboard wasn’t that much of a surprise.

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Nautilatorrrrrrr \TTuTT/ Rolling on these characters feels.

Rolling so much I’m gonna start smelling of lobster soon i u i

This looks wonderful!

This looks wonderful!

Beware of sarcasm

bibliotecaria-d:

This is beginning to bother me.

I realize most people don’t care about the double standards applied to fanart and fanfic, so I’ll cut and let you pass on by.

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Yes, this. This so much it hurts.

For all those who ever attempt to explain to someone else why it is ok for fan fiction to be charged, I urge you to read this! (it also applies to fan art in most points)

Idk if I’ll manage to make it all in one go from beginning to end, but I shall try!

http://www.livestream.com/tintaentinta

Panties! With an octopus painted in its butt!

This was made for a friend’s bachelorette party-game where we gifted her panties that represented ourselves and she ought guess which belonged to whom.

I got guessed in about 10 seconds. <:D

It was nice to paint on cloth again ÚuÙ

[The whole contacting through Weasyl is aimed at my furry fandom followers. I doubt there’d be people from the Transformers fandom interested in this kind of commission, but if there are, you are welcome to send a submit and claim a slot.]

After two ages and a half I’m opening again for commissions! Just like the title says, I’m opening five slots only for portraits, badges and Weasyl banners. 

Portraits will be a fully rendered head shots with a frame and stylized background, or tile pattern. Badges are portraits, only including a name somewhere, and banners are the same concept as badges, only fitted to Weasyl banner size (and with a more dynamic pose, including hands or other details to fit the image better). For all of these, you will receive a print-quality file, in case you want to print it. I think the banners would make nice bookmarks. 

Examples:



Either of these are 45$

To claim a slot, send a private message to my Weasyl account containing visual references of your character, a simple description for the background (like a kind of landscape, things they like, a given patter, etc), an expression, if you want one in particular, and your paypal address/mail to send the images to. 
I’ll be answering the notes to confirm the slots assigned and with my own paypal address.

Work on these will start by the first or second week of May, so you can claim a slot now and pay whenever it is convenient for you, until I start on your slot. Given the straight forward nature of the images, payment will need to be completed upfront before I start working on each of them.

Cheers 0w0/

chubby-bunnies:

maggiemunkee:

savannahhorrocks:

Used the mermaid prompt on sketch dailies as an excuse to do a nice thing of one of my manatee mermaids. And a manatee! X3 Mixed media on toned grey paper!

looooooooove this

this is so perfect!

This&#8230; I can&#8217;t even /) u (\ &lt;3

chubby-bunnies:

maggiemunkee:

savannahhorrocks:

Used the mermaid prompt on sketch dailies as an excuse to do a nice thing of one of my manatee mermaids. And a manatee! X3 Mixed media on toned grey paper!

looooooooove this

this is so perfect!

This… I can’t even /) u (\ <3

Second sample of the upcoming portrait/badge commissions I wanted to open shortly.
This time it&#8217;s for Menace 
I love their character Aboh with all my heart/pants so fanart had to happen at some point.

Second sample of the upcoming portrait/badge commissions I wanted to open shortly.

This time it’s for Menace 

I love their character Aboh with all my heart/pants so fanart had to happen at some point.

Prompt: The first thing Grimlock says to the Scavengers when his head gets fixed.

bibliotecaria-d:

“Aw, frag,” Misfire said fervently as he torn at the door lock. “Aw frag, aw no, aw — “

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Aaaaooooowwwwuhfsdikhjslkdgh

Maybe he still goes and curls around Fulcrum for sleeping because him Grimlock don’t give a single fuck and the little Decepticon is the right size for a plushie (or he’s just used to it on reflex and wakes up every morning looking at a terrified little mech like what the hell are you doing here, you playmobil, go sleep in your quarters… oh).

All the Krok existential crysis.

Misfire would believe they are the most successfull Decepticons ever to have outlived the war because, holy frag, they managed not to get killed here, they are pretty much getting a doctorate on survivalism honoris causa! Aw yeah, hi 5!

Good god, this thing gave me so many thoughts, make this a Thing, pleeeeeease \ i n i /

Pic finished! Commission for NK of Onslaught and Soundwave playing primes and protectors, a strategy boardgame. (Open in new tab for larger version)
The amount of eeeeee that working on this pic gave me has no name.
Also, this is an image from a fic called Primes and Protectors like the game: http://archiveofourown.org/works/443833
Do yourselves a favor and read that fic. It&#8217;s got awesome worldbulding and robot footsie.What else can you ask. &lt;:D

Pic finished! Commission for NK of Onslaught and Soundwave playing primes and protectors, a strategy boardgame. (Open in new tab for larger version)

The amount of eeeeee that working on this pic gave me has no name.

Also, this is an image from a fic called Primes and Protectors like the game: http://archiveofourown.org/works/443833

Do yourselves a favor and read that fic. It’s got awesome worldbulding and robot footsie.What else can you ask. <:D

Finishing day! Only the final light details to work, visors, and the final color tweaking.

http://www.livestream.com/tintaentinta

bibliotecaria-d:

verilidaine:

ladydragon76:

I’m looking for writers that do commissions. I know I do, and I know bibliotecaria-d does, but who all else? I kind of want to make a list with links to price lists and terms of service.

That last thing on FandomSecrets had a LOT of people commenting that…

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Shading Soundwave continues. 

Warning: May contain crotch buttons.

http://www.livestream.com/tintaentinta

micthemicrophone:

zacharieshusbando:

Recite a poem.
Read the first page to one of your favorite books.
Read the little blurb on the back of your shampoo bottle.
Do a tongue-twister.
Say something in a different language. 
Share an anecdote.
Do the rains in Spain stay mainly on the plains?
Summarize the last film/TV episode you watched.
Let us hear your ringtone and text message sound.
Tell a joke. 
What did you have to eat today? 
Talk about something that really scares you.
Talk about something that makes you happy.
What is your favorite word?
What is your least favorite word?
What turns you on?
What turns you off?
What sound or noise do you love?
What sound or noise do you hate?
What is your favorite curse word?
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
What profession would you not like to do?
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
If you’re brave enough, singing us a little song.




Asks it is, for I am so not recording all of that. 

micthemicrophone:

zacharieshusbando:

  1. Recite a poem.
  2. Read the first page to one of your favorite books.
  3. Read the little blurb on the back of your shampoo bottle.
  4. Do a tongue-twister.
  5. Say something in a different language. 
  6. Share an anecdote.
  7. Do the rains in Spain stay mainly on the plains?
  8. Summarize the last film/TV episode you watched.
  9. Let us hear your ringtone and text message sound.
  10. Tell a joke. 
  11. What did you have to eat today? 
  12. Talk about something that really scares you.
  13. Talk about something that makes you happy.
  14. What is your favorite word?
  15. What is your least favorite word?
  16. What turns you on?
  17. What turns you off?
  18. What sound or noise do you love?
  19. What sound or noise do you hate?
  20. What is your favorite curse word?
  21. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
  22. What profession would you not like to do?
  23. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
  24. If you’re brave enough, singing us a little song.

Asks it is, for I am so not recording all of that.