As a pet owner and kitty lover…
I would like to know the story of how Sandra got Mitsy in the first place.
…yep…Someone should drabble about this or something.
no one will ever drabble about this
DRABBLE (or on AO3)
In checking to make sure she didn’t have Mitsy then, I noticed part of the flashback to Sandra’s past has what looks like a Golden Retriever:
So maybe she has a soft spot for animals in general! I definitely do for characters taking in pets.
Quick Riesegeno scale/contents pictures! (And a D-Style Gustav, because aaah those tiny shell halves. And see, painted bits!)
The (requested!) blue comparison one was taken at night and is a bit dodgy, sorry. I’ll try again later in natural light. Though I’d say it’s almost but not quite (it’s a tiny tiny bit more purple) like the MSS Shield Liger blue—which is meant to be like the OJR blue. The Zero Phoenix and Gairyuuki are both darker and definitely not a match, though they might look nice around each other depending on how color picky you are.
…is Gairyuuki not supposed to match the Zero Phoenix/Rayse Tiger blue, or did I sun fade mine horribly? I honestly can’t remember.
Not only is Riesegeno a glorious blue, it has two shades of purple (more regular Geno purple for the underbits and a more blue one for the markings/vents), the caps and teeth are metallic silver rather than more grey (not chrome, more a color I think might be painted? Like on the pistons), and and and there are three colors of clear bits.
clear for the eye visors and stuff, blue for the eyes and such, and for the projectors (not missile pods any more, if they ever were beyond reused animation models? I can’t remember) on the hips more clear blue and also CLEAR PINK
yesssss hahaha pink, pink and so many flavors of glorious blue/purple
Pilot Riese is also wearing the catsuit, but that’s okay because the other Riese isn’t. She and Hiltz also come with tiny stands, have the pilots done that before?
I want to build it but am going to make myself wait until I catch up on the huge backlog of messages I owe people. Lordy, I am so sorry about my communication lately.
Oh gosh, that blue. That blue. (Link spotted by Chuckles on Pheno’s.)
Mine’s shipped, hopefully I’ll have it before the end of the week along with the D-Style Gustav. I should really finish up the MSS Shield Liger before I even think of tackling the Geno :p. They can be blue friends when I’m done!
Template example-fodder Liger Zero loves you.
I swear this was part of working on the anthology site :p. I want to use these brushes on something a bit more serious now, they handle well.
Update re: Zoids anthology
As mentioned here. Future posts that aren’t major announcements I’ll be cramming under the tag “zoids fan anthology” so as not to spam the Zoids tag.
I am currently torn between art/photo template sizes, and I want to have that finalized before I put the site up and start taking signups/submissions. The two options I’ve narrowed it to are:
Playing around with decluttering Energy Liger and giving it slightly more mobile wings. Not quite happy with it (especially the sides), but I’m going to keep trying.
I do think I’ve got its head down better than I did, though!
Unrelated to previous post
To What We Once Had (AO3), a drabble for Amy when she left Keith.
Sometimes I need to remember: I won’t get through that to-write list if I sit around forever planning and don’t, you know, sometimes just sit down and write things when I get ideas.
I rather like Amy. I mean, she punches her asshole ex after mocking his attempts to win her back/prove something to her by terrorizing the city’s pilots (that’s not creepy at all, nope), and there is not one bit of “oh poor Keith Amy how could you doooo that” because he’s acknowledged to be a jerk who pinned his self-worth on “nyah nyah I can beat your Zoid up”. YES THANK YOU that is a nice change from most shounen. I don’t know how it ended up in Fuzors, of all things, but I enjoy it.
(Like I can talk when I also ship Rei/Mamiya pretty hard, but that’s with a big “only if Rei pulls his head out of his ass” clause. Canon, why did you have to get sexism all over my huge weakness of two overly self-sacrificing characters stuck together?)
I accidentally chopped off the ball for the ankle joint on my MSS Shield Liger because I fail and didn’t play good enough sidecutter attention.
It’s a really tiny peg, won’t glue evenly (though I’m letting it try to glue overnight), and I suspect is so small I’d just ruin it more trying to pin it. I checked HLJ, but they don’t do replacement parts orders any more.
I has a sad.
I wonder if epoxy would work if glue doesn’t? Cutting it left it a bit compressed/uneven. I’d have to paint it then, but I just want my Liger to have a foot :(.
The forelegs also have an odd triangle bit that appears to only get in the way of bending partway up; I’m tempted to cut it off but I’m worried I’ll ruin the poor Liger more. Other than that and the one leg I have done constantly falling off, it’s pretty cool looking and has a proper chunky Shield Liger look even if it’s the size of the candy toy.
Momo did a Zoids fan anthology a ways back.
Would anyone be interested in contributing to a second one? (edit) With me running it this time, so send any questions my way!
It’d be pretty much open other than a few logical restrictions (as the actual [e]book/PDF type thing will be all ages), so don’t worry about any judgment of skill level or how active you are in the fandom or anything else so long as whatever you’d send would be to your own personal standards of “this is work I have done and am proud of”. Photography and customs and so on would be welcome too, not just fic and art, and you could submit more than one piece (within reason).
After some time spent spreading info around, I’d want to give people at least a few months to get stuff done. Probably more three or four, though I don’t want to wait too long either, as I may finally have something resembling a concrete date for moving and don’t want to be trying to put a book together in the middle of that.
But for now, I’m just gaging interest. Please only say you’d contribute if you’re reasonably sure you can—I know stuff comes up, I just don’t want to get a ton of interest and then hardly any actual stuff. That would be sad.
(edit 2) Animation/flash/AMVs and such I will find a way to have a separate downloadable zip or something for? I want to include them too! Maybe I could give them a preview page in the ebook part or something, if they’re something that looks cool as stills too. (Though if you’re thinking of making an AMV, please keep the project files/source if you can so we can talk formats eventually.)