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Jul. 14th, 2014

DetCon1 Schedule

So I'm just popping up at random here in the journal-sphere to mention that I'm appearing on Programming at DetCon1, the North American Science Fiction Convention (NASFiC) that's happening in Detroit starting this Thursday.

Here's my schedule (or at the website):
panels panels workshops panels )

I'll also have work on display and for sale in the art show.

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May. 11th, 2014

An appeal to womanhood throughout the world

The Mother's Day Proclamation, by Julia Ward Howe

 

(Video Direct Link: Democracy Now!)
Arise, then, women of this day!
Arise, all women who have hearts, Whether our baptism be of water or of tears!
Say firmly : We will not have great questions decided by irrelevant agencies.

Our husbands shall not come to us, reeking with carnage, for caresses and applause.

Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn all that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience. We, women of one country, will be too tender of those of another country, to allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs.

From the bosom of the devastated earth a voice goes up with our own. It says: Disarm, disarm! The sword of murder is not the balance of justice. Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence vindicate possession.

As men have often forsaken the plough and the anvil at the summons of war, let women now leave all that may be left of home for a great and earnest day of council.

Let them meet first, as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead. Let them then solemnly take council with each other as to the means whereby the great human family can live in peace, man as the brother of man, each bearing after his own kind the sacred impress, not of Caesar, but of God.

In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask that a general congress of women, without limit of nationality, may be appointed and held at some place deemed most convenient, and at the earliest period consistent with its objects, to promote the alliance of the different nationalities, the amicable settlement of international questions, the great and general interests of peace. This entry was originally posted at http://zephre.dreamwidth.org/503987.html. comment count unavailable comments posted to original post.

May. 12th, 2013

fun with image management

I've been working on an illustration portfolio site in Wordpress and it's driving me absolutely batty, but I think I have finally figured out work-arounds for all the stupid buggy things that are happening. Geez.

In other news, have seen Iron Man 3 twice now, and still enjoyed it. Some things are problematic, but on the whole - yay. Really enjoying the fanfic coming out of it, too.

Been trying to get the house in order, now that we're hopefully done with major interior renovations for a while. I actually have books on my bookcases now, although they are in no way organized or cataloged. Have not found all of them, either. I am sure I am missing a few that must be in odd boxes.

I did set up my sewing machine, though. So, yay.

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Apr. 22nd, 2013

ART: Another Snapshot (Draco/Luna)

Title: Another Snapshot
Rating: G
Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters: Draco Malfoy/Luna Lovegood
Notes: illustration for Far Away as Moonshine and its various related works.
Medium: Photoshop

Thumbnail close-up of Draco and Luna

Read more... )

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Dec. 31st, 2012

Art Master List

Even though I have tags like wow, I am constructing a Master List as so many other folks have. 

Wow, this is a long long long list. When appropriate, I have clustered by pairing rather than listing by date.

semi-organized list of stuff )

For the record, my art is ok to use for icons with proper attribution.

Aug. 20th, 2012

ART: Illustrations for Of Love & Magick at paperlegends

Below find illustrations for my [livejournal.com profile] paperlegends collaboration.
[personal profile] sidhe_faerie wrote a Merlin/Morgana romance.

Of Love & Magick )

She had seen him in her dreams so many times it was strange to feel him in her arms. )

Remember when you would do this for me? )

Here's the master post for the big bang: Of Love and Magick.

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Jun. 1st, 2012

Fandom: it runs in the family

Ok, so there has been a lot of stuff going on lately, involving such exciting things as cancer diagnoses (not me), family gatherings, crazy weather wrecking business travel, promotions, crises at work, increasingly messy apartments, car ownership, and more cancer stuff. I may post about it sometime. Maybe.
In the meantime, here is today's fun chat transcript:

me: so I sent my parents the link to the trailer for the new Les Miserables movie, and Dad said that we should move beds into the theater so we can watch it til the cows come home.
Jaye: nice to know this is a genetic condition

Yeah... I may have seen The Avengers five times since April. Hey, I come by it honestly!

Also, my parents are surprisingly serious Les Miz (the musical) fans. Everything stops in their house when the Anniversary Concerts come on PBS. And sometimes they call me to be sure that I know they're on. I ♥ them.

p.s. the trailer:


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May. 7th, 2012

ART: Avengers Big Bang (Loki, Darcy, G)

I drew two pieces for the Avengers Big Bang:

Title: On a Hill in Asgard
Artist: [personal profile] zephre
Fic Author: [personal profile] paynesgrey
Characters: Darcy Lewis, Loki
Rating: G
Link to fic: The Flip Side: Loki/Darcy, R

image under cut )



Work Title: Loki in the Study
Artist: [personal profile] zephre
Fic Author: [personal profile] paynesgrey
Characters: Darcy Lewis (Loki)
Rating: G
Link to fic: The Flip Side: Loki/Darcy, R

image under cut )

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Apr. 18th, 2012

Getting to Hogwarts...

my Pottermore username is SkullNox16580. How awesome is that? Totally awesome.

Wand: Vine with Unicorn core, fourteen and a half inches, solid.

and the answer I know you were all waiting for:

SLYTHERIN!



\o/

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Apr. 1st, 2012

ART: GLF Dance, 1970 (Merlin: Gwen/Morgana; G)

Title: GLF Dance, 1970
Artist: [personal profile] zephre
Fandom: BBC Merlin
Pairing(s): Gwen/Morgana, potential Merlin/Arthur
Rating: G
Warnings: none
Medium: Photoshop and tablet. No filters are in use in this painting.
Summary: After the Stonewall Riots, the Gay Liberation Front established itself, first in New York and then in London, as an activist organization. Among their activities were regular dances.
Notes: Drawn for the 2012 Merlin Tournament of Champions, for Team Historical AU. The prompt was this image: http://i.imgur.com/QidqB.jpg.




GLF Dance, 1970 )

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Mar. 18th, 2012

ART: The Witchfinder (G)

Drawn for the [livejournal.com profile] drawmelot Celtic Animal Project

Title: The Witchfinder
Artist: [personal profile] zephre
Rating: G
Fandom: BBC's Merlin
Character: Witchfinder Aredian with the Rat



full image under cut )

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Mar. 10th, 2012

ART: Ygraine and the Swan (PG)

Drawn for the [livejournal.com profile] drawmelot Celtic Animal Project

Title: Ygraine and the Swan
Artist: [personal profile] zephre
Rating: PG
Fandom: BBC's Merlin
Character: Ygraine



full image under cut )

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Feb. 17th, 2012

ART: Holding them off (Gwen, Merlin, Arthur; PG)

Title: Holding them off
Characters: Gwen, Merlin, Arthur
Rating: PG
Medium: Photoshop
Summary: Gwen, Merlin, and Arthur fight together with their backs to a wall and a closed gate. Merlin has been wounded and is bleeding.
Notes: Created for the Merlin Reverse Bang at [livejournal.com profile] merlinreversebb.
Fic Link: Coming Soon.



image under cut )

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Feb. 12th, 2012

ART: Merlin (reverse big bang)

Title: Merlin
Characters: Merlin
Rating: G
Medium: Photoshop
Summary: Merlin, older and wearing a Druid torc, holds Excalibur and weeps.
Notes: Created for the Merlin Reverse Bang at [livejournal.com profile] merlinreversebb.
Fic Link: The Sundered Coin by [livejournal.com profile] luxorien



image under cut )

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Jan. 20th, 2012

ART: Discovery (Merlin/Arthur, NC-17)

Title: Discovery
Artist: [personal profile] zephre
Rating: NC-17
Pairings: Merlin/Arthur
Medium: Photoshop
Content Notes: none
Disclaimer: The characters depicted herein belong to Shine and BBC. I make no profit from this endeavor.
Artist's Notes: There's a story to this one.... [Story and Art under cut.] Drawn for [livejournal.com profile] m_frantic for [livejournal.com profile] merlin_holidays.




story and art under cut )

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ART: Wolfsbane Potion (Snape, Lupin, G)

Reveal from [livejournal.com profile] snape_lupin's Snupin Santa holiday fest.

Title: Wolfsbane Potion
Artist: [personal profile] zephre
Rating: G
Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters: Snape, Lupin
Content Notes: genderbending
Description: The latest advertisement for Snape's Wolfsbane Potion, featuring the Professor and her favorite werewolf. Drawn for [livejournal.com profile] busaikko for Snupin Santa, for her request of an Art Nouveau piece in the style of Alphonse Mucha.


full image under cut )

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Jan. 17th, 2012

Shuttle / Everybody OTP

So I retweeted the following:
Which subways do you guys ship? I think A / F is fun, but 6 / 7 will ALWAYS be my OTP.

And this happened:

Jaye: I am now trying to ship train lines. Thanks

me: LOL, you're welcome! i think I ship W/7 myself.

me: unless they don't exist anymore.

Jaye: Nono, that'd be great

The 7 is pining for its lost love

me: awww. man, the h/c potential there.

Jaye: I think the shuttle would make a great rebound fuck

Yet another sentence I never thought I'd type

me: aw, man. the shuttle really gets around, though.

Jaye: maybe the transit museum sells train condoms

me: ... they probably do.

Jaye: ah, yes: http://secondavenuesagas.com/2007/01/08/condoms-a-la-nyc-subways/

me: I love this town!

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Jan. 13th, 2012

File Under: Bad Ideas

Iron Man v. Magneto Marvel poster, art by Adi Granov

No, Tony!  Don't do it! This is a BAD IDEA. LOL.

(Marvel Comics Event: Avengers vs. X-Men poster by Adi Granov)

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Dec. 28th, 2011

oops, I fell off the internet

Which isn't really true, I just was terribly busy this holiday season - work was crazy, then I was out and about all the freakin' time, so when I was home I didn't really want to do anything but read Avengers and Iron Man comics. (I love my Marvel Digital Subscription!)
I haven't really been doing anything creative, but I have been making plans.

Right now I'm in the lovely suburbs of Philadelphia, in the Great Valley area. My goddaughter and her parents are hosting me for a week of craftiness, cooking, game-playing, and reading excellent books. (Maya just got started on the Chronicles of Narnia, and is reading A Wrinkle in Time.) I have two volumes of the adventures of my beloved Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin in my luggage, but I'm mostly rereading Iron Man fanfiction (Civil War fix-it fics - so schmoopy.)

I have been keeping up with a few fests, but not in any big way - I'll have to catch up when I get home.

So, quick fandom / genre-related hits:

  • Finished S4 of Merlin, loved it. Beautiful visuals, excellent acting, and the problematic parts were not sufficient to keep me from loving it.

  • Doctor Who Christmas Special - really enjoyed it. This was an amazing episode. Had a really good time with it.

  • Got my parents watching my Marvel Cinematic Universe Collection. \o/ (I ♥ Phil Coulson!)

  • Christmas was pretty awesome - it's not really my holiday anymore, but we have a secular gift-exchange at our house since my dad likes giving us things. He apparently ransacked the BBC store for me this year - Merlin action figures and Doctor Who gear all over. We were really cute about making sure the various animals gave people gifts, too. And all five of us actually spent a good portion of the evening together and we GOT ALONG and it was beautiful. Dinner and a round of Ticket to Ride: Europe made for a fantastic family fest.

  • Watched Super 8 with Sam and Keet last night, and it was really awesome. Sam described it as "The Goonies if JJ Abrams had directed," (more lens flare!). I thought that was pretty accurate. Maybe the Goonies + E.T. It surprised me, how much I really enjoyed it. It was nothing at all what I was expecting. So, yay!

  • I found the elusive Iron Man / Captain America Annual 1998 in an anthology in a comics store here in King of Prussia, so I know it exists now. I did not buy the anthology (too big, too expensive - I'm an all-carry-on traveler this trip), but I will look for it or order it when I get home. \o/



I am looking forward to a New Year's season full of jigsaw puzzles (a tradition), board games (\o/), and bonus Cheesemas! Yay Cheesemas!
At some point I'll post photos, when I get them off my phone.

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Nov. 30th, 2011

my first audio recording

So, I read my favorite fairy tale aloud to my computer.

The Enchanted Pig, a Romanian Tale (24 minutes)
from Andrew Lang's The Red Fairy Book

I first read this story in Cricket Magazine, with what were very likely some significant edits, and I fell in love with the illustrations and the fantastic adventuress heroine who wears out three pairs of iron shoes and blunts a steel staff while wandering the world, first pregnant and then with an infant. I mean, seriously - she must be made of STEEL.

If you want to just listen, it's also on my tumblr.
And I just tried this thing:

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