When the devil calls

when the devil comes

I’ve been back into the whole “Day of the Dead” fandom lately. It’s funny how these things get kicked back into our brains.

I was looking to see if The Walking Dead was available to watch on Netflix (It isn’t) but as a result it showed me Day of the Dead: Bloodline. It was all downhill from there.

I’ve been mostly enjoying sharing artwork and thoughts over on an instagram account that I made for the purposes of enjoying the ‘fandom.’ I state fandom in that way because quite honestly, there is only really me making content for it; and the occasional piece of fan art from others. It’s pretty lonely, but I think it’s also what I needed right about now. Something that I can casually enjoy and think about while I am going about my usual day to day.

It’s also great cause I have a lot that I can share from throughout the years; collaborations, giftarts, drawings and the likes to keep me inspired.

But, I thought it would be an awesome thing to share on here as well, cause Day of the Dead has been one of my longer term fandoms; dating back to 2004ish. When was at animal college and really discovered horror movies. I remember making a leaflet about sympathy for the zombies from that movie for my IT project; I didn’t take IT seriously!

But yeah, have a picture of Kiz and Rhodes – it’s certainly nothing ground breaking, but it’s a start down this nightmare track again~

 

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Here we go again…

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This little gem came to my attention quite by accident – being told by a friend over on DevArt – and because nothing gets Fangirl going more than the dangled carrot of promise about more official Rambo content.

I am always really skeptical when it comes to more Rambo, the last time I went hunting for information on future instalments I ended up buying a really terrible rail shooter called Rambo:The Video Game. But the image above was first shown on Stallones official Instagram account, so there must be some truth in it, right? I mean, the big man himself wouldn’t tease us with false promises when it comes to something so… important.

My gut reaction was a general mixture of excitement and trepidation; because I have been here before. Hopeful that Rambo V will come along and been shown the middle finger for my crimes. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that this new image and information sticks about and something comes of it, but I won’t hold my breath.

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Miokath Reconfigured

Miokath Reconfigured

I wanted to give Jenn an alternative coat that was much more ‘goth’ than her own pink and blue; but I like pink and blue!
I also wanted to ‘revamp’ Miokath again; who is the Cenobite version of Jenn.
So I figured why not roll both into one?

Miokath is the ‘persona’ that I have paired up with Pinhead – he stole a part of her soul when he went on a date with her and this is what he ended up creating from that part of her soul.
A play thing to twist to his own ends.

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Because Miokath is based off Jenn, her reconfiguration is based on my own fears of blindness and losing the use of her hands.
I’m pretty pleased with how this turned out, especially seeing as it’s based on art from 2006!

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Initial Sketch of Miokath from 2006

Guest Post – Favourites on the Children’s Channel: The Crimebusters of the Sea I

A Guest Post by The Psychedelic Scrapbookin’ Bubblegum Mama

Sharky & George (Sharky et Georges in French)

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Broadcast every morning at 7am on the Childrens Channel, this became a firm childhood favourite. This was the reason to wake up in the morning, and then wait patiently until the school day was over to watch it over teatime with the family. I missed it when it took breaks in between airings.

This show, originally French but broadcast in Canada and many European countries, followed the adventures of two detectives, a pink fat shark with a big round nose and his associate, a small blue and yellow fish-maybe a tropical fish, similar to Flounder? This show wasn’t always entirely accurate in its depiction of fish, but I loved that pink fat shark either way – and still do. His antics and his short temper at times made him all the more lovable. ❤  Each episode was them fighting crime in the underwater city of Seacago, where they would be hot on the ‘tails’ of villains such as the 3 thugs (one being a piranha, the other being eel-oid and the third unidentified); a dictator lobster who spoke with a German accent (yes really); or trying to stop evil mad scientist Dr Jelly, who was obsessed with taking over the [underwater] world. In between they would enjoy trips to the circus or Submarinia, which had a whole Arabian nights theme, complete with sultan, Princess and evil adviser.

Like I said, this became a firm favourite for me and my brother, but unfortunately the number of people who knew about it at school was in the minority, with only my brother’s BFF and one of my friends from the class below me. I believe the reason was that it wasn’t perhaps so well known here as in Canada or other European countries, and the fact that at that time it could only be viewed on the children’s channel (a cable channel) which not everyone was in possession of. Later, it was moved to channel 4. I remember when I showed my classmates pictures of it, we had this whole argument over whether Dr Jelly was a Jellyfish or an octopus- my mum, brother and friend a few classes below being the only ones who knew he was a jelly fish (how does someone with the name Jelly sound anything other than a jellyfish though?) Something else, fan tributes. Yes, even back then I would make up my own AUs which revolved around my favourite characters, where I would sometimes make my own crossovers, in addition to throwing in a few ocs (though these were never drawn/written down, they were all in my head.) So i would be skipping around the school playground, while my mind worked over time to create stories of Sharky and George being joined by Huey, Louie, Dewey and Webby from Ducktales, plus my own fish oc Max and his sister and younger brother. The very first origins of my fanart, fics and AUs- even though I wasn’t aware of doing them.

The last episode of Sharky & George had them performing a singing number with all the other characters, which made me sad. But then, it is a French cartoon, meaning that not all the episodes were broadcast in the UK because looking at the episode list in French, there were more episodes after that. Not to mention, their adventures carry on in my AU, I’m fact…..the new adventures of Shark and George anyone?

Blogging Branding – Guest Blogging

I must admit, I am struggling with this one!
I don’t know why, but I am a bit in the dark when it comes to guest blogging – I think it’s because I don’t have many blogger friends on WordPress yet that I can go slinking too, to ask.

So, I guess this post is a ‘call to action’ to see if anyone would like to either Guest Post on my blog or want me to Guest Post on theirs – I’d be more than happy to do some artwork to share on your blog or write something up regarding a topic we discuss.

I have had some Guest Posts on here before, but it’s not something I pursued since.

Guest Post: “Mr. Tall Dark and Brooding.”

An Innocent Man: Guest Post

Guest Post: Lucreace

These Guest Posts, don’t have to be relating to Fangirling – but are more than welcome in that area – I am also more than happy to feature other artists on the blog, I think that would be really neat. Posts about hobby/Warhammer related stuff would be great too!

If you’d like to be featured on here and/or work together on something, that would be wonderful! I think the best way to get in touch is to leave a comment here and I’ll reply to you.

Just a thought and something brought to my attention in the Blogging Branding University Course~

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*remember to update, remember to update, remember to update*

Jeez, one of these days it’ll go in!

So, on the whole Fangirly front, I might be back in action again? I don’t know.
I’ve been drawing a series of ‘First Date’ pictures with Jenn, my fursona. I’ve been active on dA again and seen that most of my friends on there have a canon x oc pairing. So they have characters in relationship with characters from various media/fandoms (Resident Evil, Casper, Mortal Kombat, Fallout, etc.) And, I am just playing in my own settings; which I love, but it’d also be fun to play away sometime too.

So, I hooked Jenn up with a couple of guys~

 

Some of the characters don’t translate well to my style of drawing. Like Captain Barnacles from Octonauts – who looks like he is closely related to Pedobear when I draw him.

I’ve also written some date report cards up for Jenns thoughts on her dates as well, which I’ll share in individual posts (and schedule them) in a little while.

I just wanted to share these with everyone, seeing as my last update was a while ago again. My bad.

Hi guys,

Been a bit again. It seems whenever I resolved to update the blog more often I forget about it and have to do some sort of grovelling whenever I do come to post here. So maybe I should just stop trying to make that dedicated effort and just post whenever inspiration hits!

After a good while of feeling a bit empty on the fangirling front, I got myself back into my oldest fandom; Aliens.

It’s not a fandom that I tend to do much visual stuff over, mostly becuase I am intimidated by the metric fuck-ton of good artists out there that can do the series justice.

Instead, I write bad fanfiction for it. Haha.

I’ve recently started something called the ‘My 500 words’ challenge. Which is exactly that. You write 500 words a day, at the very least. This is to help me try and get back into the habit of writing again. Fanfiction used to be the thing that kept me going and I’ve been pretty neglectful over it in favour of drawing in recent years. But I felt like picking the hobby up again; especially after the last bout of drama and honestly, I just get a bit pissed off with everything furry. This isn’t anything new. I’ll go back to it at some point, I usually do. I’m just fed up of the imature mentality behind the vasy majority of the furry fandom so I’ll just… leave it be.

So, because of the 500 word challenge, I’ve been doing pretty well at getting things churned out. I’ve written the first of many flash fictions with Lucreace; we’ve got a prompt list and are writing some short stories to go with them. She for 40k Space Marines and I for Aliens. Giving ourselves a 2500 word limit and a week (more or less) to get something done. I’ve only done one, but it’s been a good challenge so far and I am enjoying it greatly – I now have an idea for this weeks challenge so I’m going to get right on it after this blog post.

I’m working on Hudsons Escape again. I’ll write more about this fiction in another post, cause I have a lot to say about it!

Also in the works is another Aliens fiction; Unchartered World, it started off as just an exersize in free writing but I got a belter of a review on it, so I feel like I should do some more with it! But I honestly have no idea where to take it! Whoops!!

I’ve also stepped up as moderator for the Aliens Fans group on dA. Hoping to get a few contests going there soon. Hurrah!

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This is the last thing I drew, it’s a picture of Ripley. I’d love to have more time to draw and write, but being a Mum time is one precious comodity. Right now I am enjoying this Aliens high and am intending on keeping it going for a long, long time. When I do more stuff I’ll share it with you here, but it’ll probably be in the form of links to fanfiction.

I tried 3D stuff, but my laptop cried itself into oblivion over the rendering this time around. Not sure why! I might have to try it on the husbands PC at some point, see if I can get something going there instead.

Until next time.