stareyes2

Well, I am currently a grad student in astronomy. I enjoy drawing -- art clases were always my favorites, next to math and science classes. I also like to tell stories -- the only reason I hated English clases up until high school was they forced us to do busy work (not grammar -- I liked grammar lessons. But fill-in-the-blank worksheets on books and writing exercises that seemed to have no point). When I got into anime in late high school/ early college, that brought me into contact with amateur artists and webcomicers. And I started to think that, hey, I could do this. You can still see that my work is heavily anime-influenced, though I try to add non-anime elements to my style. I hate the fact that some artists seem to assume that all anime-style artwork is garbage. I also hate the fact that some anime artists seem to assume that being able to draw exactly like Naoko Takenouchi, Akira Toriyama or CLAMP makes them gods among men, or that some other style (Western comic- book art comes to mind) is inferior to the majesty that is anime and manga. I would love to take more art classes -- I know my skill at drawing the human figure (even stylistically deformed) needs work. And, well, as much as I love my schooling, I would love to have more time to draw and more time to write and just generally more time. Most of my fanart here will be of anime series. I don't have many other visual SF/fantasy interests, though I have a soft spot for science fiction novels. In general, only the better pieces will be kept here --all others may be seen at my homepage. I like writing, drawing, anime, manga, comic books, science fiction, fantasy, crochet, conlanging, astronomy Favourite movies Babylon 5, Firefly, Avatar: the Last Airbender, Vision of Escaflowne, Fullmetal Alchemist, Slayers Favourite books the Miles Vorkosigan series and other Lois McMasters Bujold books, the Dresden Files, Discworld, the Kin of the Stars series, the Deed of Paksenarron
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The Candied Light of Fall

As the autumn winds down, a woman of winter and a man of summer make plans for the coming cold. Written for the theme "Love is a fragile word" for 31days_exchange@LJ. Title and epigraph from the song "Snow Queen Dreams" by Seanan McGuire, available on the album Wicked Girls.

Brother Mine

The murder of a departed brother and a strange mage found at the scene of the crime. But who is more of a mystery to Phoebus -- the man who shared his blood, or his fellow mage?

Monster

Things are not as they seem when priestess visits a criminal. A bit of a ficlet in preparation for NaNoWriMo '05.

Blood Shed

Sometimes we confess our sins to others. Other times, we do it for ourselves.