Despite the general ickiness (the Daenerys one is really awful), the cosplayers themselves made me smile.
I love Thor and fem!Loki’s faces. So grossed out.
In her “Princess of the Year” series, artist Beatrice Lorén depicts the 11 Disney princesses in the fashions of the year their representative films premiered.
Mulan, you deserve so much better than 1998 fashion.
Meet The Wizard of Jeanz. It consists of twenty-one volumes, each a chapter of The Wizard of Oz that, when unfolded, turns into an article of clothing. Designer Hiroaki Ohya says he was “disillusioned with the transitory nature of fashion … [and] struck with the permanency of books as objects that can transport ideas.”
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Fan fiction. It’s…complicated. I truly believe that fans should be able to perform any and all fan activity they please, and remain unmolested in that activity. I have always maintained a “run and play!” policy with regards to my own work — it doesn’t hurt me or my ability to make money from my work. In all the online hulaballoo about fan fiction, wha tis often lost is that for those of us who are not bestselling authors, fan fiction is advertisement. It helps us. Most of us would be delighted with the most bizarre slashfic if it meant someone loved our characters that much. Most of us will never have the gigantic fan bases that breed fanfic.
I think it would be ironic and disingenuous for me to say that people shouldn’t write it — what, exactly, am I doing when I retell Snow White or Hansel and Gretel? The Orphan’s Tales requires other texts to exist, to function. No book can live in a vacuum. They are always already — to crib my man Jacques — in dialogue with other books. So I encourage my fans to write fanfic — it can be holy work, to dwell in a story and expand its borders.
Not all of it is. Much of it is poorly written, and I don’t think it serves anyone to pretend that’s not the case. But that’s okay, too, it doesn’t have to be. The real issue here is legitimacy, and unfortunately a lot of authors behave as though fanfic somehow threatens them on the level of mercury poisoning, threatens their ability to control what is legitimate. I do think there is a line between professional and fan work, of course there is, but I don’t really think it’s in danger of being scuffed, Nebulas notwithstanding. Fan writing needs source material, guys. Chill.
Power of Fandom! Boy did I have a little too much fun with this one! I’ll probably tweak a few things in the coming days. L>R clockwise: June (Prodigy series), Alina (Grisha trilogy), Korra (Legend of Korra), and Michonne (Walking Dead).
my entry for new leaf’s fanart contest for their panel in la on wednesday. the prompt was to incorporate elements from each book/show there (legend of korra, the grisha trilogy, walking dead, and legend/prodigy), so i just drew alina starkov, korra, and june iparis fighting zombies because WHY NOT
the winner’s chosen by how many notes the work gets and even though i’m not gonna be at the panel i just still want them to notice me ok (especially mike because i want him to see this and i just really really wanna work at nick as a storyboard artist for korra pleeeeease)
Three amazing heroines fighting zombies! I love it!