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14 June 2009 @ 08:30 pm
Big Bang Art and Mix!  

First up, the art I received for my story - not one, but two illustrations! I was so delighted when I found out clarityhiding was my artist that I facebooked Helen about it ... um, in front of all my RL classmates. OH WELL. I was so happy with the art, it gave me a little shiver the first time I saw it. SBL went to great lengths to include tiny details that made my heart happy, like Ryan's scarf, the gold twine on the spool, and even a nibbled corner on the cupcake! I think her style is adorable and so well suited to my story. Thank you very much, bb!

Here are her notes:

I got inspired and ended up drawing two pictures. The first is the "official" one, the second is sloppy and I just did it for fun.

First is Pink Ribbon and pretty much goes along with this bit from the fic: "Of all of us, he's the most likely to get caught. He was wearing pink ribbon yesterday, did you see that?"

Second (bonus) is Cupcakes, of this part: As if in slow motion, the hand reached down and the fingers grasped for a pink-topped cupcake target.

I don't think I even need to SAY how overjoyed I was when Mik claimed my story to mix. She has exactly the same taste as me, only far better informed. She's introduced me to some amazing music in the last few months and this mix was no exception. This makes my first ever mix, and I fear none other will ever live up to it. I started out liking 'We're Going to be Friends' best, but soon changed my mind in favour of 'Autoclave' - to the extent that I started hanging around the wrong end of the lab, where they are installing an actualfax autoclave, and asking dumbassed questions (e.g. 'What Is This?'). My gratitude cannot be textually rendered.

Lessons In Finding Unicorns Fanmix!

Mik's notes are below:

Lessons In Finding Unicorns Fanmix

Adventures In Solitude | The New Pornographers -- "Let me know when he gets back," said Ryan.

Autoclave | The Mountain Goats -- In fact, if anything would drive him to do so, it was Brendon's insistence that he already did, simply because Ryan's lack of dislike was Brendon's utter hatred.

Another Way To Die | Jack White & Alicia Keys -- Once you started climbing upwards, the risks were the same, but you added 'falling to a messy and broken death' to their number.

Connjur | School of Seven Bells -- Ryan would be the first to admit that he didn't have much to do with humans.

One Jump Ahead | Aladdin OST -- True, Brendon put on a 'stealth face', which resembled nothing so much as aggravated constipation, but his tread was light and he blended with shadows almost as well as Ryan.

Wunderkind | Alanis Morissette – Ryan felt an insatiable urge to stretch.

We’re Going To Be Friends | The White Stripes -- "Oh, sweetie," said Ashlee. "You're not our prisoner. In fact, it sounds more like you're our lodger."

The Other Side of Mt. Heart Attack | Liars -- "You guys," said Ryan, "you found me."

I Will Possess Your Heart | Death Cab For Cutie -- "It's okay," Brendon whispered. He was so close his lips moved across Ryan's skin, light as a dust-kiss.

Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) | Arcade Fire -- "Spencer came to visit one day and then his parents came and we moved into this house, so he could take care of me."

The Libertine | Patrick Wolf -- "Because otherwise I might as well be dead," said Brendon softly. "Or stuck back in the dollhouse, never moving, never talking, never doing."

Sexy Boy | Air -- "Do you like that?" asked William, still in the same soft, contoured voice.

I’ll Make You Mine | Rainer Maria -- "I'm right here."

Desire | Ryan Adams -- He wanted Brendon to wake up and kiss him again.

Sonnet 29 | Rufus Wainwright (with words by Shakespeare) -- "Ryan was alone," said Brendon.

Empty Hearts | Josh Ritter -- He reached for the dark-haired boy's hand and said, "We heard - we were researching on the internet. I know this is a strange request, but - we were hoping we could buy your dollhouse."

♥ ♥ ♥
Current Mood: awakeawake
Current Music: tender // blur
Clarity Hiding: [me] \o/clarityhiding on June 15th, 2009 03:46 am (UTC)
Oh my gosh, I love the "uh oh" icon you made out of the second one! It is seriously the most adorable thing ever.

I'm glad you like them! Your fic was so sweet, I wanted to squish them all the time, especially Ashlee for being so awesome with Ryan. \o/
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bbb cupcakescoradh on June 15th, 2009 12:54 pm (UTC)
:D! I'm glad you like it! My icon making was a bit slapdash (not that it's great when it's ... slapneat, or. Um) but that one turned out quite well, if I do say so.

Thank you! And thank you again for the lovely art. I'm so happy with it. ♥
Of Silver and Sky: jondon lolof_silverandsky on June 15th, 2009 08:34 am (UTC)
I love the pictures! especially the second one. ^_^ so cute!
"turn down the rock music, i can't hear the bible"moondarri on June 15th, 2009 06:34 pm (UTC)
the art is really cute
FEELS TERRORIST!: PATD Boys Cartwheelsmomebie on June 16th, 2009 12:29 am (UTC)
Oh, that cupcake pic is one of the cutest things EVER.