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[personal profile] shadowsong26
Name: shadowsong26
Story: A New Day
'Verse: Feredar
Colors: Russet #12. polyester [Fake.], Old Lace #17. The most nervous people are far more brave than one really thinks they are.
Supplies and Materials: paint-by-numbers (From Kelly), tapestry, photography, miniature, eraser (Urban Fantasy AU), brush (piggyback), fabric, modeling clay, chalk, seed beads, novelty beads, glitter (spring)
Word Count: 100
Rating: PG
Characters: Nellid
Warnings: Heart transplant
Notes: Constructive criticism welcome, as always. Last Russet!


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shadowsong26: (taz)
[personal profile] shadowsong26
Name: shadowsong26
Story: Courtship Ritual
'Verse: Feredar
Colors: Russet #11. flax [Golden. but common.], Dove White #2. We marry children who have grown up and still rejoice in being children, especially if we're creative., Dove Grey #29. There is a period for hope and one for mourning.
Supplies and Materials: paint-by-numbers (from Kelly), bichromatic, canvas (982 FY), brush (de reigueur), feathers, fabric, novelty beads (We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. - Winston Churchill), glitter ("I believe that all anyone really wants in this life is to sit in peace and eat a sandwich." – Tina Fey as Liz Lemon in 30 Rock)
Word Count: 258
Rating: PG
Characters: Taz, Dallu
Warnings: Background allusions to sexytimes, nothing shown
Notes: Constructive criticism welcome, as always.


One thing that Dallu loved about the Islands was the fruit. )
shadowsong26: (isshiri)
[personal profile] shadowsong26
Name: shadowsong26
Story: Secret
'Verse: Feredar
Colors: Dove White #12. Intimacy is what makes a marriage, not a ceremony, not a piece of paper from the state., Dove Grey #20. How am I supposed to live without you?, Russet #2. fine [Refined like a lady.]
Supplies and Materials: bichromatic, paint-by-numbers (from Kelly), photography, miniature collection, reimaging (of Sticky Situation), frame (1006, 1007, and 1008 FY), acrylic, oils, feathers, fabric, modeling clay, novelty beads, yarn, glitter
Word Count: 300
Rating: R
Characters: Isshiri, Telri
Warnings: Off-screen violence, kidnapping, non-explicit sex, some internalized ableism
Notes: Constructive criticism welcome, as always. The Oils prompt refers to when Kesshare inevitably finds out about all this, not really anything internal.


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shadowsong26: (mariko)
[personal profile] shadowsong26
Name: shadowsong26
Story: Differences
'Verse: Lux
Colors: Dove White #8. All marriages are mixed marriages., Dove Grey #9. And I would ask, who were you?, Russet #3. silken [Soft, cared-for hair.]
Supplies and Materials: bichromatic, paint-by-numbers (from Kelly), sculpture (the last part of First Kisses), fabric, novelty beads, yarn, glitter, glue ("You may find it difficult to accept the love that is being offered today as your personal world is peppered with complex dilemmas...Experiencing the spiritual dimensions of your feelings and letting go of your preconceived agenda make things easier to manage.")
Word Count: 1012
Rating: R
Characters: Lux, Mariko
Warnings: Discussion of alien reproduction, including forced pregnancy, and genitalia, some cissexism
Notes: Constructive criticism welcome, as always. This takes place a month or two after Arriving at the Station and is kind of infodumpy, I'm sorry. But I've been meaning to sort out and explain this for a while, and I'm not sure how else to do it, other than splitting it between a lecture from Gabriel, who would be even more infodumpy with less context, and porn, so.


I envy you that )
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[personal profile] shadowsong26
Name: shadowsong26
Story: Advancement
'Verse: Feredar
Colors: Old Lace #10. However, girls were just as obstinate then as they are now, and as they always will be., Russet #1. coarse [Cursing like a sailor.]
Supplies and Materials: tapestry, paint-by-numbers (from Kelly), frame, watercolors, fabric, modeling clay, seed beads, novelty beads, yarn, glitter (office), glue ("You can struggle with an ally for the wrong reasons or you can let go of your stubborn attitude and make room for new dreams to flourish.")
Word Count: 431
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Kes and Dev Hantree
Warnings: Islander anti-Unthreaded prejudice
Notes: Constructive criticism welcome, as always. This takes place in around 1005 FY.


Kes stared at Dev, positive she'd heard him wrong )
shadowsong26: (kesshare)
[personal profile] shadowsong26
Name: shadowsong26
Story: Insurance
'Verse: Feredar
Colors: Dove White #4. The music at a wedding procession always reminds me of the music of soldiers going into battle., Dove Grey #25. You never had her, so you haven't lost her / like spare house keys., Russet #14. weight [Burden on someone's shoulders.]
Supplies and Materials: bichromatic, paint-by-numbers (from Kelly), eraser (Murder AU), brush (thimblerig), oils, fabric, novelty beads, glue ("A conflict with a friend or family member may motivate you to attempt to fix a situation that is actually beyond your control...Old habits are being tested by new circumstances.")
Word Count: 585
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Amassa, Minalu, Odaki, Ulore, Kesshare
Warnings: References to the civil war in Feredar.
Notes: Constructive criticism welcome, as always. This takes place shortly before The Proposal.


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shadowsong26: (andrell)
[personal profile] shadowsong26
Name: shadowsong26
Story: How to Win a Snowball Fight
'Verse: Feredar
Colors: Ivory #16. I don't like watching anybody make the same mistakes I made., Iceberg #10. winter wonderland, Russet #7. knitted [Warm winter clothes.]
Supplies and Materials: paint-by-numbers (from Kelly), canvas (973 FY), watercolors, feathers, charcoal, chalk, novelty beads
Word Count: 657
Rating: G
Characters: Andrell, Kellom
Warnings: None
Notes: Constructive criticism welcome, as always. Kellom is twenty-three here, and Andrell is eight. Temell, Lemir, and Rimell are Sola's three oldest boys. Temell is eight, and Lemir and Rimell are five.


Andrell sloshed back into the private family suite )
shadowsong26: (simon)
[personal profile] shadowsong26
Name: shadowsong26
Story: Forgotten
'Verse: Lux
Colors: Ivory #25. So, before we end and then begin, we'll drink a toast to how it's been., Iceberg #1. snow, Russet #13. gossamer [Cobwebs.]
Supplies and Materials: pointillism, photography, miniature collection, paint-by-numbers (from Kelly), canvas, stain, fabric, modeling clay, pastels (my curreng gen + romance card G4 "courage"), seed beads, novelty beads, yarn, glitter
Word Count: 550
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Ruth
Warnings: Disappearance of a loved one
Notes: Constructive criticism welcome, as always. 'David' is known later in his life as Simon Gilboa.


At first, when Ruth comes home and David isn't there, she doesn't think anything of it )
shadowsong26: (kellom)
[personal profile] shadowsong26
Name: shadowsong26
Story: The Proposal
'Verse: Feredar
Colors: Red #14. roses are red, Ivory #21. You know the good ole days weren't always good, and tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems., Russet #8. knotted [Hangman's noose.]
Supplies and Materials: paint-by-numbers (from Kelly), eraser (Murder AU), brush (manifesto), feathers, fabric, modeling clay, charcoal, yarn, beading wire, glitter ("Make a list of lessons you learned / are learning from your teenage years."), glue ("Your imagination continues to run away from reality as the Sun aligns with otherworldly Neptune in your sign...don't fall into the trap of thinking you must make a critical choice today about the direction of your life. There will be time for that once your clarity returns.")
Word Count: 690
Rating: PG
Characters: Kellom
Warnings: Dehumanization of mages, references to the chaos of the thirteen Regent years and teenage heartbreak
Notes: Constructive criticism welcome, as always. This takes place in an alternate 968 FY and is seriously super trippy.


The Proposal )
shadowsong26: (mariko)
[personal profile] shadowsong26
Name: shadowsong26
Story: Skin
'Verse: Lux
Colors: Ivory #18. Break all the records. Burn the cassettes. I'd be lying if I told you that I had no regrets., Iceberg #8. scarf, Russet #10. cotton [Catching on.]
Supplies and Materials: paint-by-numbers (from Kelly), photography, fingerpainting (paradelle), miniature collection, brush (ephemeral), oils, stain, feathers, fabric, chalk, novelty beads (“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up." ― Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones), glue ("Don't be hard on yourself if you don't know what to do next. Allow yourself a few more days to float around before returning to earth.")
Word Count: 209
Rating: R
Characters: Mariko
Warnings: References to the fire and its aftermath for Mariko, description of severe burns.
Notes: Constructive criticism welcome, as always. This is a really weird form, and I'm not sure it worked as well as it could have. I still think it's probably the best way I could have dealt with this, though, so.


Skin )
shadowsong26: (mel)
[personal profile] shadowsong26
Name: shadowsong26
Story: Expectations
'Verse: Feredar
Colors: Ivory #11. I'm just beginning to feel. I'm just beginning to give. I'm just beginning to feel. I'm just beginning to live., Iceberg #3. sleet, Russet #15. angora [Rich and rare.]
Supplies and Materials: photography, paint-by-numbers (from Kelly), eraser (Gay Isshiri AU), brush (portend), oils, fabric, glitter (Who is (are) your Valentine(s)? What makes them so special to you?)
Word Count: 261
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Mel, Isshiri
Warnings: References to sex and sexuality stereotypes of a particular nation.
Notes: Constructive criticism welcome, as always. This takes place in an alternate 989 FY.


Sleeping with Isshiri was nothing like what Mel had imagined. )
shadowsong26: (kesshare)
[personal profile] shadowsong26
Name: shadowsong26
Story: Reproach
'Verse: Feredar
Colors: Russet #9. woolen [Meme sheep says "baaaa".], Ivory #22. Some people hope for a miracle cure, some people just accept the world as it is, but I'm not willing to lay down and die, because I am an innocent man., Red #9. marlboro red
Supplies and Materials: paint-by-numbers (from Kelly), photography, eraser (Accident AU), brush (espouse), stain, fabric, pastels (my current gen + romance card N5 "opinions"), chalk, novelty beads ("I believe you try to read too much between the lines" - "Some Kind of Ride", Grace Potter and the Nocturnals), glitter ("Destiny is for people who are too lazy to create alternate timelines." – R. Stevens), glue ("You have your work in front of you and you won't let anything prevent you from finishing what you set out to do today.")
Word Count: 642
Rating: R
Characters: Kesshare
Warnings: Character death, implied animal death, Kesshare, scorpions
Notes: Constructive criticism welcome, as always. Meme fill for Kat. This takes place in an alternate 970 FY. That glitter is kind of how Kesshare views life. (PS: Mods, I accidentally tagged the wrong color--could one of you remove the Iceberg tag, please?)


Kesshare reread Utoki's letter three times, then quietly rendered it nothing more than ash and smoke )
bookblather: Annalise Basso looking to the left of the camera, with long red hair and a blue shirt. (in the heart: young ivy)
[personal profile] bookblather
Author: Kat
Title: I Am The Night
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Russet 12 (polyester), harvest gold 7 (pumpkins), zing 4 (have you been helped?) with shadowsong's paint-by-numbers (Sometimes people just won't leave).
Supplies and Materials: Canvas (Ivy is seven, Aaron thirteen), bichromatic, miniature collection, stained glass, stickers (this one about snickers), chalk (thieving baboons), glitter (Talk about your most memorable moment as a child/teen, good and/or bad.), pastels (first fight).
Word Count: 800
Rating: PG.
Summary: Vengeance hears everything, or, the downside to being long-suffering.
Warnings: bullying and revenge for such, also one ableist slur.
Notes: Tiny!Ivy does not like bullies. There will be a sequel to this. Last bichromatic and Harvest Gold!

I Am The Night )
bookblather: Teryl Rothery looking camera left with a raised eyebrow (in the heart : gail : teryl rothery)
[personal profile] bookblather
Author: Kat
Title: Harvest
Story: In the Heart - EPIC PIRATE AU
Colors: Russet 11 (flax), harvest gold 8 (harvest), zing 3 (you just got served) with shadowsong's paint-by-numbers (Gail achieves a flawless victory).
Supplies and Materials: Canvas, bichromatic, eraser, pastels (disability (temporary)), brush (ad hominem), acrylics ("I'm gonna finish him like a cheesecake." -Fat Amy; Pitch Perfect), modeling clay (test), chalk (like daughter, like mother), novelty beads (A message).
Word Count: 758
Rating: PG-13.
Summary: Gail gets no respect.
Warnings: mild sexism.
Notes: My favorite part of this is Nathan's reaction.

Harvest )
bookblather: Natalie Dormer looking smugly off-camera. (Miranda Hennessy: Natalie Dormer)
[personal profile] bookblather
Author: Kat
Title: First Impressions
Story: Shine Like It Does
Colors: Russet 4 (brushed), harvest gold 4 (raking), zing 15 (you should do some soul-searching, maybe you'll find one) with shadowsong's paint-by-numbers (Not everyone who meets her likes Miranda).
Supplies and Materials: Miniature collection, pointillism, bichromatic, canvas, glitter ("Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within." – James A. Baldwin), glue (one adjustment won't do the trick; make several subtle realignments throughout the day as needed.).
Word Count: 249
Rating: PG
Summary: Five first impressions of Miranda, and one second.
Warnings: contempt, one female-based slur.
Notes: This is [personal profile] shadowsong26's fault, although she probably doesn't know it.

First Impressions )
bookblather: Alexis Bledel in red sundress smiling at the camera. (in the heart : clara : alexis bledel)
[personal profile] bookblather
Title: Balance
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Russet 13 (gossamer), harvest gold 13 (equinox)
Supplies and Materials: Bichromatic, modeling clay (test), chalk (this picture), novelty beads (serious thought sloth) (concentrate on the serious thought part).
Word Count: 526
Rating: G
Summary: Aaron and Clara cuddle.
Warnings: none
Notes: Some cuddling, for [personal profile] justice_turtle and cotton candy bingo, prompt "Hot Beverage." Three more Harvest Gold to go!

Balance )
bookblather: A picture of Neko Case in a green sweater. (in the heart: ivy)
[personal profile] bookblather
Title: Lighthouse
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Liver 2 (eye), russet 10 (cotton), harvest gold 3 (crisp breeze)
Supplies and Materials: Bichromatic, feathers (this photo), novelty beads (this photo), glitter (this photo), chalk (this one too), pastels (a crowd).
Word Count: 650
Rating: G
Summary: Ivy and Gina look at photographs.
Warnings: none
Notes: For cottoncandybingo, prompt "making out", and a meme fill for [personal profile] isana. Please brush your teeth before and after reading.

Lighthouse )
bookblather: John Hannah with folded arms smiling at the camera. (in the heart : hugh : john hannah)
[personal profile] bookblather
Title: Recessional
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Russet 9 (woolen), harvest gold 12 (napping).
Supplies and Materials: Miniature, seed beads, bichromatic, feathers (begin with a quiet airport, end with raining at night), glitter ("Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within." – James A. Baldwin), fingerpainting (trying to directly echo the mood of a song), photography.
Word Count: 100
Rating: G
Summary: Maybe it means nothing, but I'm afraid to move.
Warnings: none.
Notes: If you haven't heard Vienna Teng's song Recessional, I highly recommend it.

Recessional )
bookblather: (in the heart : joanna : hijab)
[personal profile] bookblather
Title: The Book of Love
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Russet 7 (knitted), harvest gold 15 (nothing gold can stay).
Supplies and Materials: Mixed media, miniature collection, seed beads, bichromatic, feathers (Your character can't say goodbye.), glitter (The Only Exception, Paramore), glue (The more you try to withdraw, the more impossible it seems to get away from it all.), yarn (two galaxies merging).
Word Count: 1000ish
Rating: PG
Summary: Joanna in ten songs.
Warnings: mentions of child neglect.
Notes: Hurray for mixes!

The Book of Love )
bookblather: A closeup of Daniel Vettori in glasses and a baseball hat (in the heart: aaron)
[personal profile] bookblather
Title: all there is
Story: In the Heart -- Apocalypse AU
Colors: Faded blue 1 (And a hero he can always be if he'll just realize), harvest gold 1 (falling leaves), russet 14 (weight).
Supplies and Materials: Bichromatic, eraser (apocalypse AU), oils (when the world ends), feathers (start with 3| a sickly child, end with c| raining at night), fabric (this image), modeling clay (red), glitter (damage), novelty beads (All virtue is summed up in dealing justly. - Aristotle).
Word Count: 234
Rating: PG (one naughty word)
Summary: He does all he can, and it never feels like enough.
Warnings: for epidemic disease and death from such, child death.
Notes: I don't know where this came from.

all there is )

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