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MissTeacakes
28 July 2020 @ 11:49 pm
Updated: 2/7/2012

Teh Fic Masterlist!

All Harry Potter, Queer as Folk, and Weiss Kreuz belong to their respective owners; I make no profits from the fanfiction or artwork.

This list probably won't be updated every time I upload something new. I'd say every month or two.

Since this is also the first post seen on the page, I'll make the note that, while all writing and art is made public, the rest is friend-locked. However, if you do wish to friend me, I ask that you tell me who you are/where you found me, and there's a good chance I'll friend you back.

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MissTeacakes
23 April 2016 @ 09:51 am
My life has changed so much in the past months, I hardly have words. When it looked at the last post I put here, it really hit me.

Basically, my life fell apart as my sister underwent a divorce sans paperwork. I was unable to live on my own, and unwilling to live alone in Grand Rapids. I had to quit my job and move back across the state and into my parents' house in January. My sister followed shortly thereafter.

Since then, I've been trying to find solid work. It hasn't been so bad, actually, just a little rough and admittedly cramped with four adults. The hardest part is coming to terms with the fact that it isn't that unusual or shameful to have to live with your parents at 26. It's hard to make a living wage in the US these days without working 60+ hours a week.

Anyway, here's an art dump, since I'm not sure what else to say.

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MissTeacakes
01 December 2015 @ 08:41 pm
The other day, I found a project I was working on about two years ago, and I read through the little bit I had, and thought, "This ain't bad. It has its issues, but it's not bad."

So I pulled it out, and started thinking how to overhaul it. But I got stuck. So then I decided that maybe I should just put it away and work on something totally different with the same protagonist. And I had the brilliant idea that, in order to get rid of whatever headcanon I had floating around, I would use some tarot cards in a very traditional way as a story-telling device.

I didn't want to mess with the energy of my normal cards (letting superstition get to me? Maybe a little) so I pulled out a spare deck--a Pagan Cats deck that had been a gift, and I can't seem to take entirely seriously. And I pretended I was doing a standard reading for a friend.

And I got exactly what I had been writing. I swear, I had Cee-lo Green going through my head. And it was spooky enough to me to have to share.

I kinda just want to go through and do a "reading" for all the characters, now. Maybe I can get this shit straight in my head.

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MissTeacakes
01 December 2015 @ 05:25 pm
I know I haven't been really updating, and truth be told I've been floating in a sort of emotional limbo. Over Thanksgiving, I went to visit my parents without my sister, and getting away drove home the fact that I need to move out; while I myself havven't had stressful situations, she and her boyfriend have been fighting lately. It certainly doesn't help them that I'm living in their house, and the stress that they're experiencing is transferring to me, and totally draining me.

So basically, I'm once again moving within the next month, and in order to do so, I need to find yet another job. I've only been working three days a week, and I was furious when I realized that I was making more working half as many hours as a tipped employee than I did working thirty-some hours at minimum wage, consdering tipped employees in the United States only get an hourly of $2.50. Injustice in the world and all that. Luckily, the restaurant I'm currently at is apparently a neighborhood staple, so it shouldn't be too bad.

In the meantime, I have to break it to a certain friend that I'm finding an apartment on my own, instead of waiting for her.

On top of this, the screen to my computer broke, and it's totally useless without it. At least I was able to save the files before I sent it off to be repaired for a small fortune. That, and I still have my old laptop, which I'm currently typing on. It's a little slow, but I won't complain. It's still a decent computer.

Basically, every time I think I have all my ducks in a row, and I turn around and one of those fuckers waddles off. But I'll get it right, sooner or later.

P.S. LJ, please stop changing your posting format. It's hard for those of us who want to come back eventually...

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MissTeacakes
05 June 2015 @ 08:22 pm
A few things I've done within the past few months. I'm putting them under cuts because a) I don't want to spam friend pages and b) the last one depicts a character with not-so-subtley implied self-harm. (My mother saw this one (oops!) and briefly worried about me until I made it clear that this was, in fact, total fiction.)

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MissTeacakes
02 April 2015 @ 08:11 pm
Technically.

I'm actually posting the youtube vids I did here. I still really want to start doing tutorials, but it'll take some courage for that one. I hate talking into my computer and then hearing it repeated back to me. However, I've been trying to market myself a little, and it's crazy to say that every time some it's the play button, and every time some hits 'like,' it helps with my exposure. We live in a crazy world.



This one is brand spankin' new. I'm actually really proud of the pose and stuff in this.



And a slightly older one. The music is a little elevatory, but it's surprisingly hard to find happy music within the creative commons...

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MissTeacakes
18 February 2015 @ 11:20 am
Mostly working. These days I'm up at five in the morning to get to work most days, so I konk out at the the end of the day.

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Somewhat suddenly, I've become a bit of an activist for copyright law. I heard that Stravinsky and Prokofiev are no longer public domain in the US, since they both died less than 70 years ago. All these groups are mad about losing their free shit, and suddenly I have no sympathy. Go figure. I admit that I download music for my personal use, but to make money from other peoples' work is wrong. So yeah, all you orchestras and soloists, go cry me a river.

However, Mickey Mouse is apparently now public domain; he was created over 95 years ago, and the copyright is expired. Even Disney can't hold onto copyrights forever. I'm actually quite glad about that.

Anyway, not much else. I figured since I was finally getting around to posting everywhere else, I better well do so here, too...
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MissTeacakes
17 January 2015 @ 08:07 pm
Rough day. For everyone at work.

Anyway, music today. I feel like everyone and their brother has heard "Take Me to Church," but I really Hozier's other music. Irish blues singers...





Also, a song from Lana Del Rey, which is one of my favorite love songs, despite her characteristic melancholy.



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MissTeacakes
23 December 2014 @ 08:22 pm
Big news of the month is that my best friend, Sunny, got married. Her husband (it's strange to say that word!), Alex, was another friend from high school. In March they'll go to Ireland for their honeymoon, which was a gift from Sunny's sisters.

In the meantime, I'm trying to start better habits. It's sort of an early New Year's resolution, I suppose, to try to start packing healthy lunches instead of eating at work all the time. (And honestly, I'm tired of work food.) So today it was a roast beef and cheese sandwhich, strawberry yoghurt with granola, and clementines. I just finished tomorrow's lunch, which'll be carrots, tomatoes, peanut butter and jam, and a few Christmas cookies. In the meantime, I'm also trying cut back my intake of highly processed foods, starting with bread. Basically, if given a choice I'll be eating whole grains, now.

I also want to make a conscious effort to improve my writing. I like what I write when it's something short, but I'm not terribly great at longer, plot-driven work. Basically, I feel like it all starts to go down the tube. I feel that my main issue there, though, is just slowing down. I must be afraid that, if I don't go fast enough, it won't get finished.

Not sure what else there is to say. Been a little manic, lately. Considered attempting a few comic pages. Dog's been eating the cat food.

So, we'll end this post with a couple drawings:

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MissTeacakes
27 November 2014 @ 09:29 pm
It's a half-decent sketch of two people in one picture!

domestic

What's more, I used almost no reference...I am astonished with myself.

This was done as a fanart just showing domesticity between one of my favorite couples. A total, almost bizarrely domestic (but completely viable) normalcy in two characters whom you only are shown as villains. Or perhaps, a very dark, dark grey in terms of good vs evil...

Now I have to finish it.
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