Well it’s already an okay morning because I had an excuse to draw this:
(P.S. This is an actual t-shirt that can be purchased here.)
in which a gay cover of one of america’s most quintessential modern american love songs is a thing that exists
asked: Yeah, but it's so hard to get around. We never truly found out how Sherlock faked his death, the 'murder' at the wedding was physically impossible and season three was just horrible. You could always diverge from cannon. If I had started writing before s3, I'd probably have kept mine. I have strong feelings about Jim (used to run malmignatte if you remember that) but bleh. An uninspiring series is just that; uninspiring. It put a huge damper on the fandom's attitude in general, I think.
Of course I remember your Jim blog! It was wonderful. (Half of my bitterness about series 3 is due to the loss of FYSS… let me be real…)
Anyway, we did have one pretty solid idea of how to diverge from series 3 canon. It involved filling in the missing six months after Sherlock got shot with our own version of events leading into Christmas. Unfortunately, once we spent time ruminating on it, Chelsea wasn’t particularly enthused and so neither was I. The entire point of Texts was to adhere to canon, you know… it just felt really wrong.
Maybe series 4 will explain series 3 in some reasonable, satisfactory way. Maybe. Personally, I’m not going to hold my breath.
All of what he said, and I’m forever sorry that my lack of interest caused Seth to lose interest and become sad as well. It’s something I’ve regretted for as long as Texts has lain dormant. (The interlude immediately following where we left off was on me. It was meant to be a Mary interlude, but I just looked at where our story was going and couldn’t bring myself to finish it.)
The other side to this is that Texts is a fanwork. It’s a hobby we dedicated a lot of time to. And if the passion isn’t there, then… if we were professional writers working on a project, it’d be a different story. We’d have to keep pushing. But this is something we do out of love for a story we want to tell, and for me there was no love in contemplating the future of Texts in light of series 3—and for Seth, too, after I lost the thread. We’ve both found other fandoms to chill in in the meantime.
Thankfully people have been understanding about us stopping. We haven’t made an official announcement about it, but after we first publicly expressed the lack of interest, you guys haven’t given us a hard time. It seems like a lot of people felt uninspired by the new season—which is common in fandoms with long waiting periods (same thing happened between Harry Potter books)—so no one’s pushing. We really appreciate that.
Here’s to hoping for a stellar series 4, for a number of reasons.
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"I appreciate beer more than wine."
When you get writers’ blocked for your homework, doodle some teens! That’s been the rule the past three days.
Settling on a design for aging Mulder down is giving me a little bit of trouble, so I’m playing with fluffing his hair in awkward ways and the glasses and things. I think he looks like a dork here, yeah?
Watercolor+ acrylics Irene Adler.
Did I mention I’m on a portrait spree these days? *mentions again*
shhh don’t tell me I’m a week behind on inktober we don’t talk about that
Found another sketch. Hipster Natasha & Steve from that one scene in Winter Soldier. Drawn on a plane while watching the movie.
Smiling is always awkward with braces.
Protip: don’t ever fall in love with an AU that exists mostly in your head that you can’t explain well to anyone else. That way lies madness.
So, millennial teens! Circa… sophomore year of high school, I guess? This is after Scully cuts her hair really short and it has a chance to grow out a little, so it must be. I’m just proud to have drawn them in a way that I’m happy with. c:
(Mulder’s t-shirt is based off of this one, because he totally would wear a shirt with a fake tie on it, what are you talking about.)