I saw this eyeshadow look and was like “i wanna draw jon wearing it” and then I went overboard
[ID: A digital portrait of Jonathan Sims from The Magnus Archives. He is portrayed as a man with brown skin, wavy dark hair with silver streaks, brown eyes with green pupils, wireframe glasses and earrings, and scars. He is wearing glossy green eyeshadow, dark nail polish, a sparkly sheer green blouse, a fashion corset, and a long dark skirt. The background is green and a green moth rests on his shoulder. /End ID]
Ok my favorite thing about season 2? Is the supplementals at the end of each statement. Because the statements are like. Completely normal? Like obviously there’s the supernatural shit in the statements but Jon sounds completely normal, like he’s doing a reading for an audiobook or something. His voice is calm, you’d have no idea the man is constantly this close to a mental breakdown…
And then you get to the supplemental recording and oh ok he broke into a dead person’s house to see if there’s any evidence about who murdered them because he’s having a paranoid breakdown after one of his coworkers found the body of the previous archivist in the tunnels that are just. There. Under the archives. His voice is rushed, clearly nervous and shaky and rough and tired. It’s so obvious that he’s just barely holding it together, that he’s scared and hurt and you can tell there’s a part of him that wants to stop, that wants to be able to just relax and trust the people around him, but he just… can’t. He can’t stop, not when he doesn’t have the answers, not when there are things he doesn’t know, because he has to know. He has to know, because the last time he didn’t know something Martin was almost eaten alive by worms in his own apartment and no one knew for weeks. Gertrude was murdered, quite possibly at her own desk, and for months no one knew what happened to her. She could’ve spent years down in those tunnels, rotting and forgotten, and it’s something that clearly scares Jon. He is deeply afraid that he too will die alone and forgotten, another mystery lost in this archive of horror and pain, seen only by the eyes of an uncaring god.
[image description: a five-page comic of jonathan sims and martin blackwood to the lyrics of “lifetime” by ben&ben. jon is a thin brown-skinned pakistani person, and martin is a fat light-skinned mixed filipino man.
the first page pictures silhouettes of jon and martin in front of the panopticon. there’s a large eye in the sky. written lyrics in the middle say “was there a lifetime waiting for us / in a world where i was yours?” this fades into a different scene where jon and martin, presumably at a coffee shop, are talking and seem to be meeting for the first time.
the second page is a bird’s eye view of jon and martin embracing each other on the ground with red light from a window alighting them in the dark. martin looks up at the sky with a scared expression while jon is laughing and crying in a horrible way. the lyrics on this page say “was it the wrong time, what if we tried / giving in a little more”
the third page pictures tape with various pictures of different lives jon and martin could have lived. they’re looking at cows, getting married, passing by each other on the stairs. the tape spirals down to the bottom of the page. the lyrics say, “i’d spend a lifetime waiting in vain / just to go back to the way we were before”. a panel in the middle pictures jon, unscarred, in his office looking up at martin fondly who is bringing him tea.
the fourth page is just jon and martin embracing in a dark room. the lyrics say, “was it the wrong time, what if we tried / giving in a little more? / to the warmth we had before.”
on the fifth page, jon and martin are lying on the ground with their hands outstretched to one another. jon is bleeding from a wound on his chest. the lyrics say, “was there a lifetime waiting for us? / all this time, i have been yours”. at the bottom of the page, jon and martin seem to have woken up in a field, still covered in blood, the sun shining on them. end id]
"the death of the king wasn't the only tragedy. The plague was released, killing billions and sending the nation into anarchy for years to come, ensuring a painful existence for the next generation after."
[Image Description: A greyscale drawing of Jonathan Sims, a thin dark-skinned man with dark hair that comes down to the nape of his neck and various scars wearing a dark striped t-shirt and white shorts, and Martin Blackwood, a tall, fat light-skinned man with light long hair tied into a ponytail wearing a black shirt under a white button-up with rolled sleeves, glasses, and jeans. Both are going down a sidewalk in roller skates. Jon his holding Martin’s hand with both of his, one resting on Martin’s wrist.
Martin, smiling but concerned: “Y’know, we can stop if you want.”
Jon, looking slightly annoyed: “I’m fine really.”
Text next to Jon’s head with an arrow pointing to him: “Is completely fine, just likes to cling.” There is also a closeup of the image of them from the thigh up. End ID]
final Touch Prompt request from anon, 17: holding hands while skating (considered doing an ice skating one, but my memory for roller skates is more recent lol)
Making fun of Jonathan "yeah, naming the Archivist after myself is completely fine" Sims is fair and just, but the fact that most of the main characters in The Magnus Archieves got their surnames after famous horror authors and the main character is named after the autor of this specific horror is Really Satisfying
[ID: digital coloured drawing of Jon from tma. The scene is set at night. Jon is a British Indian person with long, dark wavy hair with grey streaks going thru it. Their skin is medium dark brown, worm scars scattered across their face and arms. He is sitting on a couch huddled in a magenta blanket with his face resting on his arms. He is frowning and looking slightly down. Next to him on the couch is a phone playing an episode of the archer. Text reads: Tom: “No, what do you really think” / Johnny: “Well, it’s obvious, innit? We are a food business now.” / Tom: “Hm, not entirely” / Johnny: “Well, we are turning away…” End ID]
I listened to Mag 137 and it made me sad… so take Jon just hate listening to the Archers...