vagaries and vicissitudes
[an illustrated harry potter fanfiction by aud-k]
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summary:  When Harry is nine, Aunt Petunia takes a pair of shears to his head.
word count: 3819
[ read on ao3 ]

vagaries and vicissitudes

[an illustrated harry potter fanfiction by aud-k]

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summary:  When Harry is nine, Aunt Petunia takes a pair of shears to his head.

word count: 3819

[ read on ao3 ]

ron, harry & hermione!
i like to imagine that after the war ends & everything gets cleaned up, the three of them get a flat together while they recuperate & try to figure out where to go from there.  and they all have a tough time of it at first, but eventually they create someplace all of them can call home.

ron, harry & hermione!

i like to imagine that after the war ends & everything gets cleaned up, the three of them get a flat together while they recuperate & try to figure out where to go from there.  and they all have a tough time of it at first, but eventually they create someplace all of them can call home.

also i’ve been re-reading the harry potter books and i am having SO. MANY. FEELS.  and i’m only just starting the goblet of fire!  so many more feels to have! 

even if there’s some stuff in (or surrounding) these books that make me a bit wary, i want to hug them forever.

right-io, i’ve been putting this off all weekend but i’m finally just gonna bite the bullet!  yeah, so aurora? — i am kinda just laying it down gently on the floor and leaving it there to go do other stuff.  if anyone was actually reading it, then — i’m so sorry.  my brain is unreliable.  there is a reason why i learned not to post projects until i finished them.
but — at the same time … i’m happy i tried doing it!  it was definitely a learning experience, particularly in what *not* to do.  after i aced (in a manner of speaking) that naruto fancomic i totally thought i was capable of doing a long-form comic, but — you know what, actually i am really, really not ready for that.
i need to just work on short, fast comics.  so that’s what i’m gonna do!  and i’m not gonna post them until they’re totally done!  because otherwise there will be pressure and i implode under pressure!
anyway, someday i’ll probably try taking a wack at my aurora story again, because i never really abandon my projects (i just have long dry spells), but hopefully by then i’ll have straightened out how to tell it better!  in the mean time, i’m gonna work on improving my skills so that i can get to that point!
Okay!!!  thanks everyone for hanging in through my vagaries!  i’m learning, i’m learning still, hopefully someday i’ll get these things figured out so i won’t start projects i can’t finish — but dammit, even if i never do, and i always just start, start, start things, i learn stuff from every attempt!  trying is the most important thing, right?  try, try again!
OKAY!  GO!

right-io, i’ve been putting this off all weekend but i’m finally just gonna bite the bullet!  yeah, so aurora? — i am kinda just laying it down gently on the floor and leaving it there to go do other stuff.  if anyone was actually reading it, then — i’m so sorry.  my brain is unreliable.  there is a reason why i learned not to post projects until i finished them.

but — at the same time … i’m happy i tried doing it!  it was definitely a learning experience, particularly in what *not* to do.  after i aced (in a manner of speaking) that naruto fancomic i totally thought i was capable of doing a long-form comic, but — you know what, actually i am really, really not ready for that.

i need to just work on short, fast comics.  so that’s what i’m gonna do!  and i’m not gonna post them until they’re totally done!  because otherwise there will be pressure and i implode under pressure!

anyway, someday i’ll probably try taking a wack at my aurora story again, because i never really abandon my projects (i just have long dry spells), but hopefully by then i’ll have straightened out how to tell it better!  in the mean time, i’m gonna work on improving my skills so that i can get to that point!

Okay!!!  thanks everyone for hanging in through my vagaries!  i’m learning, i’m learning still, hopefully someday i’ll get these things figured out so i won’t start projects i can’t finish — but dammit, even if i never do, and i always just start, start, start things, i learn stuff from every attempt!  trying is the most important thing, right?  try, try again!

OKAY!  GO!

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ugh.  ugh.

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aurora.
by aud-k

summary:  “the universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.” - marcus aurelius.  [or:  a story about an alien who is mind-numbingly bored with earth until things are suddenly not boring in the least.]

warning:  dumb teenager shenanigans, potty language, sex!, drugs!, a tiny bit of blood, gender stuff?

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ugh.  ugh.

[ excerpt from page 2 of the forest of nyctitropia ]
okay, so you know how sometimes when you’re working on a project and it’s not going super well, you get another project idea and because you are weak-willed you decide to start it, too.  and sometimes this second project completely derails your original project and all of it blows up in your face — but other times, this second project is perfect and it informs your first project and suddenly both projects are fun again and everything is golden?   the latter is happening for me right now and i AM SO HAPPYkaljfdkljafkldjlfjsd!!!!
which is to say, i am working on both aurora and the forest of nyctitropia right now~!  nyctitropia is a small one-shot comic, originally thought of as an excuse to draw porn?  —- it’s kind of not that at all any more, but that’s how it started.  anyway, i’ll keep posting aurora every friday but for nyctitropia, i’m gonna finish the entire thing before i post it!  the deadline i gave myself is 22 september, but i’m totally gonna finish this one before that!
yesssss, i have a plan!!!  *fist pump*  OUAIS, J’Y VAIS!

[ excerpt from page 2 of the forest of nyctitropia ]

okay, so you know how sometimes when you’re working on a project and it’s not going super well, you get another project idea and because you are weak-willed you decide to start it, too.  and sometimes this second project completely derails your original project and all of it blows up in your face — but other times, this second project is perfect and it informs your first project and suddenly both projects are fun again and everything is golden?   the latter is happening for me right now and i AM SO HAPPYkaljfdkljafkldjlfjsd!!!!

which is to say, i am working on both aurora and the forest of nyctitropia right now~!  nyctitropia is a small one-shot comic, originally thought of as an excuse to draw porn?  —- it’s kind of not that at all any more, but that’s how it started.  anyway, i’ll keep posting aurora every friday but for nyctitropia, i’m gonna finish the entire thing before i post it!  the deadline i gave myself is 22 september, but i’m totally gonna finish this one before that!

yesssss, i have a plan!!!  *fist pump*  OUAIS, J’Y VAIS!

to metamorpher:

no, i haven’t!  i’ve heard stuff about it, of course, and it sounds like something i’d be interested in, but … like, i have this whole list of “literary” books i’ve been recommended, but …  my only book-interests recently have been non-fiction books.  i love non-fiction.  there’s just so much to learn!  i expect eventually i’ll get to a place where i’m willing to devote some of my reading-time to fiction, but i’m not at that place yet.

to anonymous!:

hmmm.  i don’t tend to have favorites of things, but with ice cream in particular “normal” flavors bore the shit out of me.  the weirder the better:  salt, corn, sesame, tomato, chevre … (you may notice a theme of using savory ingredients.)  though i am obsessed with green tea ice cream!  green tea anything is the best!

to redkukushka:

ah.  /o\  this question.  so tons of artists have had an influence on me — no man is an island, etc. etc. — but the only one i feel i’ve ever whole-heartedly engaged with is aubrey beardsley.  obviously not literally since he died well before i was born, but i think to his art i owe more than anyone else.  like, there are other people i think have beautiful styles (j. c. leyendecker, for instance) but they have nothing to do with me.  but … i haven’t really thought of beardsley in a while, either.  i guess at the moment, the artistry of comics/storytelling interests me far more than just art.

to pinklokii:

it’s going quite well, actually, thank you for asking!  i don’t precisely know how to word it, but i feel like … my mind has been expanding a lot recently?  (can i say that without it sounding like i’ve been smoking lots of pot?)  just, learning new things (about my body, my mind, the world, the universe, etc.) and paying attention to things i never noticed before and making connections between things … the interconnectivity of everything has really been impressing me, and i’ve really been learning how to be okay with where i am in life at the moment, which is possibly the best thing i’ve ever learned.

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you know what, even if i only do one page a week, that’s still something.  hah.  anyway, more next week.

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aurora.
by aud-k

summary:  “the universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.” - marcus aurelius.  [or:  a story about an alien who is mind-numbingly bored with earth until things are suddenly not boring in the least.]

warning:  dumb teenager shenanigans, potty language, sex!, drugs!, a tiny bit of blood, gender stuff?

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you know what, even if i only do one page a week, that’s still something.  hah.  anyway, more next week.

… anyone wanna ask me stuff?  i’m pretty much game for anything:  my art, other people’s art, life, books, movies, food, etc. etc.  yeah?

hi, galwes!  thank you so much! 

— okay, so i’m presuming that you’re talking about my most recent stuff, where i’ve been going a bit crazy on the tanned paper (example!), in which case i’m using the stuff above!  strathmore toned tan paper.  considering it’s strathmore, it should be widely available.  it’s not super heavy, but for pencil/ink/marker/light gouache stuff, it works really well!  i like getting the larger sized pads and then cutting and/or folding the paper down to whatever size i want!

team 7: sasuke, naruto, & sakura
i’m just.  not gonna say anything about this.  except — that i wish my version of naruto would leave my brain, because i seriously can’t stand the source material and it’s frustrating as hell.  >8|

team 7: sasuke, naruto, & sakura

i’m just.  not gonna say anything about this.  except — that i wish my version of naruto would leave my brain, because i seriously can’t stand the source material and it’s frustrating as hell.  >8|

i wanted to draw porn.  so i drew porn.  8D

i wanted to draw porn.  so i drew porn.  8D

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more next week.  i am ever hopeful that i will do better and get more done for next friday. le sigh.

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aurora.
by aud-k

summary:  “the universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.” - marcus aurelius.  [or:  a story about an alien who is mind-numbingly bored with earth until things are suddenly not boring in the least.]

warning:  dumb teenager shenanigans, potty language, sex!, drugs!, a tiny bit of blood, gender stuff?

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more next week.  i am ever hopeful that i will do better and get more done for next friday. le sigh.

i mean, i enjoy a good crackpot theory about the evilness of microwaves as much as the next person, but i acknowledge that it’s probably 100% bullshit.

i mean, i enjoy a good crackpot theory about the evilness of microwaves as much as the next person, but i acknowledge that it’s probably 100% bullshit.

there is a special place in hell reserved for manufacturers of canned goods who do not make their cans stackable.