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art! so much art. and a pdf for download
children of dune - leto 1
There is the probability of being MIA for a couple more weeks while I finish 1.) my three help_haiti fic, one of which is mostly done but I keep picking at, 2.) War Games, which actually is done but I've gone beyond picking at it and am now engaged in cosmetic surgery on, 3.) work (I know! Why? Why do I have to work when I have one hundred and seventy five thousand accumulated words of fic to finish and post! Why?), and 4.) Child has a meeting with a behavioral psychologist and whatever this week. I feel this will be productive.

However, in lieu of content--seriously, I spent a week angsting over (This Is) Not a Statement because I had a bad feeling if I didn't finish it in one fell swoop it would enter WIP hell and I made a resolution after SGA that I'd never, ever post anything I wouldn't finish, and I can no longer call this a flirt fandom when I'm throwing out novellas--I have instead an ode to girlnamedpixley

So back in November, I asked girlnamedpixley to help me get a few pictures together for War Games since I ended up with a cast list a bit larger than I expected and some not entirely canon-compliant. If you want to see the horror I achieve when trying to do pics, go to my website under covers and wince. So you see why I went to an expert.

...there's like, a folder of art now. IDEK. It's like magic. Every time we talked, she had new stuff done that I'd gape over for a week while she swanned her way out. Then apparently, she thought that You'll Get There in the End was feeling neglected and sad that it did not have this much attention paid to it.

So. Below, the (very partial) fruits of girlnamedpixley's labor.

War Games
War Games

I have no idea how she managed to find the perfect pic of T'Prina, but there you go. She's been like, sending me this stuff and I have just enough understanding of fanart to go "OH MY GOD" and then cuddle moodily wondering how the hell she does this. I seriously love this cover. I have five copies in various folders for fear I'll lose it.

And because she was worried about the first fic.

You'll Get There in the End (It Just Takes a While)
You'll Get There in the End (It Just Takes a While)

There is nothing about this that does not make me want to take Jim home and feed him so much soup.

She also created a PDF file for download, which I uploaded to my site after much fighting with Filezilla, and also fighting to remember my password--I forgot my password.

You'll Get There in the End (It Just Takes a While), PDF, 1.15 MB. She also is doing one for War Games when I send my final draft to her (she only looks at me now while I explain there is an important page one hundred seventy sentence that must be fixed! Because yeah, that sentence has issues. Or rather, I do.)

I like girlnamedpixley. I ask for like, a picture, and I get a gallery. It's like Christmas! But no one tries to give me tube socks or snuggies, so really, it's like Christmas with a pony. A pony with magical art skills.

ETA: edited for size, wow. Sorry!

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*sulks* It does. In sex shops.

::jaw drops:: Wow. So much awesome, here. And hey, now that I've finally seen the movie....::downloads::

I'm so with you on the soup thing. Whew.

*giggles* It is pretty art. Jim need soup, cuddling, and orgasms.

Who doesn't?

And when you say, "After SGA, does that mean you're pretty much donesville?"

Except for the Bourne crossover and Crimes Against Humanity and random one-offs? Pretty much I think.

No more Rain Gods? ::wibbles::

I will have to console myself with the Utter Wrongness that is Crimes Against Humanity. It's so Very Wrong in so many Wonderful Ways.

Huh, I don't have a pout icon. Really? ::searches folders::

Thanks, Bead. *hugs* And I can't BELIEVE it too you so long to see the movie! SO much pretty to enjoy there! And the movie itself was prett awesome too. : D

Wellllll, you know, sometimes I hold off on seeing something because once I see it; it's over.

So I'm guessing War Games was that huge Star Trek story you were working on but haven't finished? Or was it posted and I completely missed it?

I'm adding the cover You'll Get There In the End Cover to the ebook versions at the Ebook Library. :) It looks great! :)

No, I think posting is now the first of March. Since I'm just that anal. *sighs*

I'll look forward to it then. :) I think you're perfect just the way you are. Hugs.

Forgot to add I'll contact the artist first before adding to the story.

She did a beautiful job on that PDF! Now all I need is a nice little e-reader to download it into!

Thank you! I hadn't planned to do one for "You'll Get There In the End" but it seemed wrong to leave it out in the cold after I did one the other one. The War Games pdf is much more graphic. :)

I'm so excited about reading War Games, I keep checking my inbox--with the chance that you've updated it. :) Love the CG work for the covers on this, it's beautiful.



Thank you very much! *beams*

In love w/the pict of Chris and Spock.

Thanks, C

Thank you! I'm glad you like it. :)

You are teasing me shamelessly with these covers! C'mon, my vacation days are waiting for War Games - and none too patiently I might add. Trust me, just delete the sentence (y'know, the one with issues). We never knew it was there anyway.

Still. can. not. wait.

On the cover- who is that black girl standing next to Spock? She is beautiful!!!!

T'Prina. girlnamedpixley took my description and like, a day later had a set of pictures for me. I was totally blown away. When I post, I'll put up the notes on who the actress is and where she found it; I know she told me in chat, so she's been keeping up so I can have complete notes.

Those are both stunningly awesome. (Which is about the limit of my art appreciation, unfortunately. I know what I like and can make excited noises, but can't articulate it much more than that.)


*beams* Thank you so much! All the graphics were a *total* labor of love. The stories are just so amazing, I really wanted to do them justice. Hope I did. :)

those covers are GORGEOUS! i can't wait for war games. i ruined my knee and have an appointment to see the doctor on thursday. i'm totally tempted to get a sick note through, oh, next tuesday so i could read it if you post war games on march 1st.

i am not above working the system.

Thank you so much for the compliment! And I would highly recommend a sick day this week to get through War Games. It will totally eat your soul for hours and hours and hours!

It's like Christmas! But no one tries to give me tube socks or snuggies

In the interest of full disclosure, I did have a Snuggie with your name on it that I was gonna ship for the holidays, but in mid December there was a power outage in my apartment building that lasted 17 hours and the thing is? Those suckers are really warm. Also, it brings out the green in my eyes.

: )

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