FSM Supermarine Spitfire I 'R6775 / YT-J' (BAPC299) by Alan Wilson
RAF 65sqn marks as flown by Jeffery Quill. On the BAPC register as BAPC299. On display at the Battle of Britain Memorial, Capel-le-Ferne, UK. Seen late in the evening of 07-07-2011.
RAF BBMF Trio of Lancaster BI 'PA474', Hurricane IIc 'LF363' & Spitfire V 'AB910' by Alan Wilson
Trademark BBMF formation, running through to begin their display. Based at RAF Conningsby. 2011 Waddington Airshow
I just finished Spitfire and oh wow holy DANG!! I have so many questions (and will probably have more after a nice weekend reread) so in no particular order- Did his mom know the whole time? She didn't seem to be surprised or anything in the epilogue. Did the 'king' deliberately "out" himself or was he forced out by either Renee or by the spell Caed broke? And Caed! Dude WTF!?!?! Please tell me he didn't do all that because he was jealous of Allene having the one he couldn't have?
aw thank you! :')
all (or most?) of this will be answered in book 2!
BUT i can tell you that caed's decision had nothing to do with allene and feon cementing their relationship and was not motivated by jealousy. there has been a lot building up to this decision throughout the book that will stick out a lot more on a reread!
[Image description: Five pride icons of Spitfire, Stormblade and Nightfall from Skylanders. The first three icons are of Spitfire’s series one, Ring of Heroes Version One and Ring of Heroes Version Two artwork against a gay pride flag, the fourth is of Stormblade and depict her Series One artwork against the bigender pride flag, and the fifth and final is of Nightfall and depicts her Series One artwork against the agender pride flag. End description]
Gay Spitfire, Bigender Stormblade and Agender Nightfall for anon!
So, why not self-publish an e-book of Spitfire? It might end up getting picked up later like 50 Shades did. (Not that 50 Shades is a good book but it's a pretty good example of self-publishing to mainstream)
i’m looking into that! right now i’m taking a break before i do more editing on spitfire and after that i want to reach out to unbound and see if they’re interested in working with me — and if not then i’ll do my own thing (most likely ebook/kdp).
Which image/art is the cover of Spitfire? If it were a physical book?
i don’t know yet! the original cover art is this beautiful illustration i commissioned from @oxboxer. if it gets used in a more official capacity i want to doctor the text and do some back end stuff wrt print/distribution rights.
based on that and the method of publishing and some other factors, i haven’t decided if i want to use this image or create my own. also, if i end up going with unbound (slash if they end up going with me haha) for publishing then they may want to have their own cover created in house.
a lot of people have expressed interest in me designing my own cover but i’m a little hesitant about that because cover design is its own whole thing. also, if i make the cover then i have to stare at it and pick apart my own work for literal years, whereas if i’m using someone else’s work it’s just like a nice and cool thing to look at/have
if you ever made spitfire physical copies, would you ever consider adding the illustrations you put on ao3 into it?
i’ve answered this before! i’d love to be able to do that but it would actually be very complicated and expensive to do so so it is not likely. you can look back thru my spitfire tag for more information about why.
A serving officer in the Polish Air Force, Anna Leska was one of three Polish women who served in the Air Transport Auxiliary. She was certified to fly gliders, balloons and airplanes. During World War II, she escaped by plane from a field airport occupied by the Germans.The women who flew in the ATA were extremely skilful, required as they were to fly a variety of different planes from the maintenance sheds to the airfields (in this image, Leska is in a Spitfire). Fifteen female pilots lost their lives during the war, some of whom were shot down by the enemy. Anna died on January 21, 1998 at the age of 87. Lest We Forget.