I’ve got to get back into the habit of posting on here! I say this all too often, and while I don’t think updating on a daily basis worked out for me (Burnout much!) I do think posting more often than every two weeks needs to happen. For my own sanity if nothing else.
So, what’s been going on in the world of Fangirl?
I managed to see Alien:Covenant, and my goodness was I impressed! I am a little late to the party here, but that’s what happens when you have children, so the showing at Beverley ParkWays Cinema was rather on the quiet side, which actually suited just fine!
The film itself was really good and brought up some interesting conversation when we went to the pub afterwards! Finding out who created the much loved Xenomorph was an eye opener and the reasons behind it too. It actually makes a lot of sense to me now as to why the company is so obsessed with them beyond the whole ‘This could make an awesome weapon’ reasons. I don’t want to say too much about it all because I am not one for giving away massive spoilers! But, fi you have an interest in the franchise then I say go see it wth as much enthusiasm as I can muster! Look for the links and remember your lore/history and we could probably have a discussion about how we think the next installment is going to go?
Seeing Alien: Covenant has brought up the rather supressed desire to do more within the Aliens Fandom again, write some fictions, draw some stuff and all the usual fangirly stuff that I used to partake in. Yet, at the same time, I am still tempted to keep myself away from everything like that.
I recently had some drama come up on my twitter account for my furry art, nothing overly interesting – I commissioned someone to draw a picture for me and one of my mutuals left a compliment on it (In a round about sort of way) that they took offence too. The artist tole me theyd be uncomfortable working wth me again if my friends were to leave such comments on her art. As though, I can actually control what people put and have the same opinions as everyone I speak too? Wait a second here? I paid you to draw a character of mine. That doesn’t make us friends! And, why message me about what was written, surely, it’s the person who wrote it you should be telling off… not me!
I just, feel like giving up on this whole art thing online. Everyone else seems to have the strength to just, up and leave it behind at some point in their lives. Why can’t I?
In my recent artistic musings I ran into this guy again. Sabastian has been a character that has always come and gone during my artistic journey. I know for a fact that I have written about him on my blog before. Usually while lamenting the fact that I’ve never been able to finish (or even start) writing the story in which he features.
But it’s nice that he managed to pop his head round the door every now and again to check in.
I recently redesigned my Fursona. I can’t share the pictures here cause they are nsfw and I don’t want to change my settings to reflect that! I do feel a bit bad about changing her, I’ve had her old design for a long time. I just struggled drawing her old design. Well, her ears! Haha. I have a fair amount of art for her old design though and I drew her up a storm way back when, so I am tempted to redraw some of the original design pictures up again in the new design. See how they compare and how my drawing has improved over the years too. It’d be cool to commission some of the artists that drew her for me as well, again to see how they compare. Ahhhh, pipe dreams! I don’t even know if some of those people are still about over ten years later!
I was 11 when I met you. And I was terrified. I am sure I’ve told you the story before! I’ll have to find it and link back.
I think that’s how most stories about this particular thing should start. A little fear never truly hurt anyone. At least, it didn’t me, not in the long run. If anything it gave me a morbid fascination that lasted me for a very long time.
Alien: Covenant is out in the cinema this week, and I am nervously excited about seeing it. (Which I am really hoping I can) I’d love to feel like that little 11 year old again, utterly terrified about what is unfolding before my very eyes. And yet, I’m nervous. There is always that underlying worry that something won’t live up to expectations. Mostly because Aliens have been a big part of my life in one way or another and I don’t even know if I can find them scary anymore. Even though they’ve been described as the most terrifying creatures on movie history. To me, they’re home!!
I’ve never had the pleasure of seeing an Alien film in the cinema. Which makes me rather sad, and I a, pleased that I, finally having the chance to rectify this issue. I saw the AvP films on the big screen but I don’t think that they should count!
I’m going to try and avoid any film reviews until after I have seen it and certainly don’t wish for any spoilers to come my way! So if you do get to see the film and want to talk to me about it, please check to see if I have seen it or not first!
I’m just happy that the Aliens series getting another chapter to its glorious heritage.
I know it’s been a bit since I posted – I did promise to try harder, looks like I failed a bit there.
I drew this guy up today and I wanted to write something down about him here, so I didn’t forget it!
His name is Zeke – shortened from Ezekiel – and he was going to be a part of an AU of my characters that I was once upon a time working on. Somehow I fell out of love with the idea, but this guy and the form of Torquemada (I’ll write about him later) stuck with me.
He was meant to be the main characters partner and a mercenary working for a different faction (There were two warring factions, and many bands fighting for those factions) to the main character. It was a post apocalyptical world with monsters and that sort of thing; where the characters were fantasy races and all that jazz!
Zeke, is a revenant. Where, when killed, he revives. So for his mercenary unit he was the expendable character that was usually getting eaten, maimed, shot, stabbed etc, so that the rest of his merc group could accomplish whatever task it was they had set out to do.
I just thought it would be pretty heart-wrenching for the main character to lose someone they cared about. Only for them to be on the receiving end of a very poor tasting joke!
Maybe I just have a mean sense of humour!
Still, I wanted to post this up to show that I’m not just drawing boobs and penises over on twitter. Promise!
I got to admit, I’ve been feeling a bit directionless lately.
Since closing down all my social media gallery spaces, there has been something missing. It’s been hard to stick by the decision to leave DeviantART, but I still think it was the right choice overall. I’ve missed the interaction a lot as well as the decent people that I once knew on there. I’m keeping in touch with a few of them via Twitter and it’s been a lot of good fun drawing for and with those few.
I keep looking around for somewhere more suitable, gallery wise, but not come across anything that seems to fit me yet.
I miss blogging as well, I totally burned out on posting every day on my other blog, so I just archived it here instead. This blog has always felt more like home to me, even if the fangirling has long stopped! When I get to the laptop (rather than the iPad) I’ll post about an awesome blog that you should all follow that I had been enjoying lately that reminds me a bit of what I was like 6 years ago!
I’m going to try to get back into reading as well. So I can write some reviews. Just get back into the swing of things again.
Also, more art. But I draw a lot of boobs these days so not sure what I have in the ways of age appropriate content!!