On the worst days, on the even worse nights, I used to think about all the bad things that have happened to Simon-just the ones I know about. And then I’d wonder about all the terrible things that have happened to him that I don’t know about. Twenty years of bad things. How long would it take for those painful memories to die back? Or, at least, to wither?
-Any Way the Wind Blows by @rainbowrowell
I spent way too long on this, mostly because I have been desperately trying to learn (and relearn) illustration techniques and was using this piece as practice. I think I repainted this at least 8 times before I said ‘ok, let it go’. Ive never rendered a full illustration on my iPad before, and it was really addicting to try out different brushes, explore styles, play with lighting and effects.
Since going to Megacon recently, I realized how much I really missed drawing characters. I used to all the time, it’s what got me into art. I want to be able to draw the characters that I love, and create my own again, but I don’t really know how to anymore. I don’t know what my style even is… but I want to try. It lit a little fire in me. I’ll learn.
☀️I’m officially a sucker for all things Simon Snow. What a funny, romantic, sad and tender series. I read these during a transitional time of my life, and they mean a lot to me. They also got me into reading again. Thanks @rainbowrowell for giving us a wonderful world of nontoxic vampires, supportive relationships and realistic (magical) rosebud boys.
headcanon that simon takes great pride in messing up baz’s hair… like not in public, but if baz is getting ready to go somewhere simon will run his hands through baz’s hair and it’ll get all messed up and baz is like
Thank you for tagging me @you-remind-me-of-the-babe @urban-sith @palimpsessed 💙💙💙
During the extremly limited free time I had the last week, I've been stress writing heavy angst for the Bastard fest and writing fluff for Liquid Luck challenge, so I hardly had time for anything else.
But. I started something today while I was on a break. 🤩🤩🤩 It's super drafty and I might rewrite this whole scene when I’ll actually have some free time to do so. It's not exactly crack, but not far from it.
“We are going to London. There's something I need to steal at the museum. Tonight, ” says Fiona matter-of-factly.
I just nod. If you knew Pitches as I do, you’d understand that there’s nothing odd about them stealing from the British Museum.
“What about tonight?” asks Baz, walking into the kitchen.
“We are going to liberate a precious artefact and commit treason against the Crown. Two birds, one good heist,” explains Fiona and seeing it from her perspective, it does make sense.
I'm pretty sure that if I spend any more time around Baz’s aunt, I might start borrowing her t-shirts that say: “Down with Patriarchy” and “Freddie is my only Queen.”
Which if I think about it might be a good thing.
“Lovely.” Baz beams. “It's been ages since I last went to the British Museum.”
“Not since our first date,” I say and we both smile.
Of course neither of us knew at the time it was a date.
Although I think we both suspected it in our own ways. Me more than Baz probably. He's too insecure to believe something like that back then.
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Now don’t get me wrong, I love sweet whisperhands Simon too, but also I really appreciate bitey Simon? I know it’s not just me.
This is a sketch I from my new sketchbook that I thought would be fun to slap some color on and play with brushes. I just started painting on my iPad, it’s a lot of fun! I haven’t drawn anything like this in like, ten years? Jeez. So I’m trying to relearn drawing people and poses and etc, at the same time as procreate... It’s hard! But I’ve been practicing drawing with these two, so it hasn’t been unpleasant.
Fic Summary: Young god of love Simonides is tasked by his father, the god of war, to bring about the ruin of a mortal prince to punish his blasphemy. However, once Simonides sees his intended victim, he begins to have misgivings. Prince Tyrannus might have offended the gods with his very existence, but all Simonides can see is how beautiful and lonely he is.
Or, a very loose interpretation of the Eros and Psyche myth.
Rated: M for eventual sexual content
I just had a god talk to me. An actual god. Talking to me. (Lecturing me?) I've no idea what to make of our exchange, such as it was. I think I pissed him off, which is not ideal, but hardly unexpected, considering. Still, being afraid of him running me down—or dive bombing me, more like—feels paranoid.
He was talking to me through a statue. (I think?—That's also mad, isn't it?) Statues, even those possessed by gods, are not liable to speak or give chase.
unpopular opinion: sometimes... fandom isn't that important. sometimes fandom isn't "that deep" to someone. sometimes people don't interact within the fandom and like to watch from afar. sometimes people just want to look at cool art or read cool fanfics, and that's it.
let's normalize fandom being a hobby or an interest and not a lifestyle. normalize taking a step back, taking time off and disconnecting from fandom without feeling bad. it's okay and healthy to prioritize yourself over media instead of consuming it 24/7. it's okay to set boundaries and enjoy something the way you need.
couldn’t stop thinking about these two after i finished awtwb. I can’t put into words how much I adore this series and it’s characters; Thankyou @rainbowrowell and everyone who made these books so magical <3
Hello! Here's another sequential based on the Simon Snow trilogy books by @rainbowrowell. This one is a scene from Wayward Son in Chapter 21 when Simon and Baz are messing around with foam swords at a renaissance fair during their trip to America.
Thanks to the patient Snowbaz fans who leave very kind comments on my previous Simon Snow fanart, hope you enjoy this one!