I ended up with catseye glass beads, and thought they might make a nice contrast to ordinary crystal drops for the Fourth Magi. (Whose grasp on the rukh is at an entirely different level than any Vessel wielder.) I like the effect, but Continue reading
Because Morgiana without Alibaba is a sad Fanalis kitty.
Also because I had some light peach Swarovski crystals; I was trying out the Innocence assortment from Fire Mountain, Continue reading
Tropes are fun. If anyone thought A Net of Dawn and Bones was Troperrific – well, yes. Here’s a few I ended up using for background, heroes, and one possible neutral…
General Setting Tropes:
Bad Guy Bar.
Bar Brawl: Vampires think they can pull this on a demon slayer and a half-demon. Oops. Continue reading
Gunmetal bugles for her chains. Red and gold for her Household Vessel being based on fire, and because Fanalis and red go together like Fanalis and violence… Continue reading
Now that A Net of Dawn and Bones is up and selling on Amazon, I need to figure out what to do next. At the moment I have three things poking my attention.
The most obvious thing to do would be work on a sequel. I have a tentative title – Seeds of Blood – and a bunch of the events that take place in it. What I need is Continue reading
I got about 5 chapters into a very long and complicated Avengers/Sekirei crossover and spun out; too many moving parts, I think. I hope to finish it someday, but Lachie pointed out this omake could stand on its own.
So. Setting, somewhere in NYC, as a big hole’s about to open in the sky…. Continue reading
Spices. Yes. Definitely a high priority when the undead come knocking. For plenty of reasons.
1) They’re relatively light.
2) Keep them dry, they last a pretty long time, making them valuable to keep and Continue reading
Bit of a fanfic in progress; a Magi modern-day AU.
Flames crashed down with his next strike, biting into thinner denim under her arm. Not a surface slash, he was through fooling around; this one was going to slide right past ribs and kill-
Black light flared, an intricate runic circle that blasted fire back in his face. The world flashed red.
…How am I still alive?
- Putting together subtle gradations in color really worked well here.
- Working with 11/0 beads (especially Delicas, that tend to run a smidge smaller than other seed beads) 4-mm Swarovski crystals need about 4 beads’ difference in length of the drop so the crystals don’t bump into each other. In this case, picking 4 different colors of yellow-to-green and then decreasing the length of each color by 1 bead both created exactly the change in length needed, and looked very nice.
If the SGC ever crowd-sourced an Alteran translation:
“Leukat? Okay, who’s the wise guy who stuck light-year into a PIE SF conlang?
“Guys, first off, if physics still holds in your universe then interstellar travel’s not feasible without some way to snip out of traveling through normal space. Which means light-years as a measure of distance could be totally useless. Continue reading