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(Typing up LJ posts at work and emailing them to myself!!)

An aside: I've finally caved in to using LJ's default site scheme (I was using one of their older ones) and activating that navigation bar just so that. Also has anyone switched their friends page to the "new" version? Trying to figure out which one would be best for browsing on my phone.


Fest Things

1. [ profile] merlin_art_fest

Got my first choice! Since we're cleared to talk about our prompt also I don't have many active merlin or fandom people on my LJ friendlist I'm definitely going to talk about it!! Theme: 1970's-current, rockstars, punk rockers. I AM SO EXCITED! Maybe my dad’s electric guitars will cameo in the pictures looooool.

Picture will likely be gen, featuring all the knights + Merlin (& Morded), okay maybe everyone. I say gen, but just imagine Arthur & Merlin are together (because that’s how I’m drawing it LOL). I think I want to focus on friendship feelings ("We’re not naming the band that, Gwaine, you’re not even our lead singer!" ETC ETC). The band should be named Leon actually, lololol.

But seriously, things I am thinking about (or give me ideas for): Fashion styles, what instruments each person is playing. Also I’m thinking of having an ~atmosphere~ of their band before any major label debuts. I think I might be channeling my BECK: MCS feelings!!

2. [ profile] harrydracompreg

I haven’t signed up for a prompt and I think I might just end up doing my own prompt (I started stressing out [not really] over prompt-squicks... I especially don’t trust what I consider "in character" for Harry or Draco these days LOOOOL and don’t want to disappoint the prompter). Planning for bottom/preg Harry (my preference). I might need to actually discuss this with someone.


Re: Titles (working and finished)

This is an interesting topic, and I enjoyed reading people's methods. I want to talk about it too LOOOOL.

With Drawings:
I rarely EVER have ideas for titles. I pretty much cringe at all of the last minute fest titles that I thought up.

My deviantart gallery titles are like this:

Screen shot 2014-01-31 at 5.11.39 PM
Sadly, that's as finished as it gets.

As for "working" titles, I find that drawings are best organized when your file name has the date at the beginning (so the actual file name becomes irrelevant). It's usually the character, so "2014/01/13 - cori.png". Sometimes it becomes cori2 or cori2a if I crop the image or something irreversible like that. Other names were "epic collab" "day1" "stormknight" (so many of those). My December 2013 folder:
Screen shot 2014-01-31 at 5.16.23 PM

With Stories: (working titles)
I have a lot of stories just because I love thinking them up?? Totally lacking the motivation to actually write any of these out, but I just write myself summaries/not!fic of the plot anyways, LOL.

"Lost Heir" - this is the only story that probably has the finished title. the working title was "fantasyfroufrou" but i made up the actual title a long time ago so i'm used to calling it that

"spacegays" - i don't know if this is still in space or if it's just plain futuristic/militaristic sci fi
"food fic why" - someone learns cooks
"Art studentxMegane Model" - HAHA this was supposed to be a short comic for a ss*bb artist special
"ghosting" - a ghost love story and the title is because I was listening to Mother Mother's Ghosting
"TAMADVENTURES" - my original title for my original idea for the tamagotchi anthology (I ended up doing sth different)
"yukikai" - a prince of tennis crack pair fic that i made an epic serious story of

SK AUs that I made up with ameru (our OCs)
"celtic knights" - what it says
"celtic knights tragedy au" - my character dies (an AU of an AU)
"vampire hunters" - i started writing a police procedural/auror procedural/case!fic and ame called it this because the snippet i wrote was them investigating a MAYBE-vampire kill.
"andantino con bravura" - ame made up this name SO. this story belongs in a bigger universe that I call "cloververse" and it's just a modern-day AU that all my deviantart RP characters exist in (because I had left the RP group or etc)

Anyways, yup this was long, sorry!


LJ Notifications are being weird about sending emails again?? Finally cleaned up my LJ inbox so that I can look at new messages there just in case

Date: 2014-02-01 12:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, damn, 1970s punk rocksters would be such a delicious art prompt for Harry Potter as well! Noooo~ :P

May I ask what you mean by not trusting what is "in character" for Harry or Draco these days? XD? (Bottom!Harry yay!! It's always Draco who's the pregnant one, so while I'm not a part of this fest, I'm delighted to see this nonetheless!)

Oh, gods, art titles are the worst. At least with fics I feel obligated to put something cute or thematic; for art I usually just put the character(s)'s name(s) and one or two words for what it is. xD -boring-
I like "fantasyfroufrou"~ :P

Tamagotchi anthology......... OuO

Date: 2014-02-01 12:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
HAHA I think the prompter just wants a 1970s-present rock band look, but I don't know what year I'll be doing yet?? I'm way too young for the 1970s!! The other prompt I was looking at was a space one (I just am really into AUs right now)

As for in character/out of character:
- I haven't drawn them in a while or read fic of them in a while, so I feel out of touch with drawing them?
- Some of the squicks/dislikes I've seen are "OOC" & "fanon" and I don't really know what they mean by"fanon"?

(I usually draw Draco taller than Harry, Harry is a little stockier than Draco, and Harry wears glasses. That's probably mostly in character, right?)

YEAH HAHAHA I have a pretty big bias for situations where Harry is on the bottom. If he can bottom he willllll.

Art titles are so hard because they have to actually be meaningful... or the title actually has to match the drawing.

Date: 2014-02-01 12:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
:P We're only four years apart, and the 70s made rock'n'roll - no such thing as too young!! XD Look up Led Zeppelin 1975, AC/DC, Genesis, Journey, Pink Floyd for the 70s... David Bowie, Metallica, The Cure, The Police for the 80s... by the 90s we're getting into The Verge and all the pop stuff like Spice Girls, so much closer to what we're doing now. XD (Does that help?)

I think by "fanon" we're talking things like Leather Pants!Draco - characterizations that are widely accepted and beloved by fans, but without any concrete basis in canon (we never see Draco in leather pants, or being sexually appealing)? And then OOC being like, Harry being really weepy and going on and on about being an orphan, or Hermione being a ditz - things that go beyond plausible circumstantial deviations in characterization and become identifying characteristics that are not canon? That's the rule of thumb I try to go by, anyway... xD

(That's exactly how I do it, too, ahaha - Draco slightly taller and leaner, Harry a little more broadly built and always with his black frames.)

Alternatively (for art titles), they can be super out of the blue and abstract. :P Or bits from song lyrics. xD

Date: 2014-02-01 01:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
AH, ok, that makes sense to me. I only started really getting into H/D after all the books and movies were finished so I'm partial to fanworks that are at least 6th year compliant haha!

Date: 2014-02-01 09:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, the 1970s-current rockstars/punk rockers prompt sounds so AWESOME! I bet that one will be fun. ♥ Good luck with the prompt and with the Harry/Draco one as well! XD

~Ahh, titles! I don't do a lot of things that require titles, but whenever I write fics I tend to title it some random-ish word that is present in the fic (like...I remember for a Final Fantasy comm writing this one fic and titling it "Whatever" because one of the characters kept saying it, lolz). I'm pretty bad at titling things, lolz!

~LJ notifications seem a bit off recently. IDK if they're just being slow or not being sent at all, but I haven't gotten any e-mail notifs in the past couple of days. O_O;

Date: 2014-02-01 09:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I use a separate (linked) email for LJ stuff so I logged into that account and saw that my LJ notifications got sent to my spam box... So I had to fix that :\...

Date: 2014-02-04 05:49 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kitty_fic
Yay I'm so looking forward to your art fest art! <3 Yay rockstars!

And Yay for hd mpreg! <3 I was worried when I didn't see your signup ;D

<3 Much love darling! <3

Date: 2014-02-04 05:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yup! Definitely signing up for hd mpreg I just don't know if I'm planning on taking a prompt after all haha!

Date: 2014-02-04 06:00 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kitty_fic
What is it about the prompts that had you stressing? Can I help?

Also, it's perfectly fine to use your own idea too <3


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