This Week in Fandom, Volume 60

Aug. 22nd, 2017 02:56 pm
otw_staff: 'Comms' and 'Janita' written beneath the OTW logo (Janita)
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This Week in Fandom

This Week in Fandom: Orphan Black and its Clone Club, legal issues with celebrity avatars in virtual reality, and more: https://goo.gl/8e7Wbb

Gem's Garden by Jane Matwain (SFW)

Aug. 22nd, 2017 10:46 am
juniperphoenix: Steven Universe and Connie Maheswaran standing back to back (SU: Steven & Connie)
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Fandom: Steven Universe
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Portraits of various characters in garden settings
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] janematwain

Why this piece is awesome: This is a series of garden-themed pictures that so far includes Pearl, Amethyst, Steven, Peridot, Lapis, and Connie. I love the concept, the colors, and the wealth of detail in each of these — Lapis's picture even has water dripping out of the bottoms of the pots. There's some great characterization (Amethyst's version of a "garden" made me laugh). My favorite is Peridot's, which makes wonderful use of light and captures Peridot's nervousness about being able to take proper care of all these tiny Earth life forms.


Link: Gem's Garden
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Show: SGA
Rec Category: 5 Things
Characters: Several hitherto unrecognised members of the expedition, Rodney McKay, John Sheppard, Jennifer Keller, et al.  
Categories: Gen
Warnings: Nil
Authors on DW: [personal profile] shaenie and [personal profile] fiercelydreamed
Authors' Website: See shaenie's DW, the AO3  for both (esp. for shaenie's works), and this is fiercelydreamed's site
Link: Five people who the press won't care about when the Stargate Program goes public (and the reasons why the Atlantis expedition wouldn't have made it without them) on AO3
Why This Must Be Read: This is the 3rd of three '5 Things' stories by fiercelydreamed and shaenie, and I'm reccing all of them, but this one has the links to stories I and II at the top. It's one of those lovely, inventive backstory fics, that tells us about the unsung heroes of Atlantis. 

You don't need to read them in order, but if you want to: Part I is called  Five Ancient Gadgets on Atlantis Rodney Would Absolutely Piss Himself with Glee if he Found (there's a small hint of McShep in this one), and Part II is called Five medical issues Jennifer Keller is really, really sick of treating - these contain what their titles say, and they're all great!


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mific: (Rodney raccoon \o/)
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Fandom: Guardians of the Galaxy
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Rocket and baby Groot
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: Zyden on DA
Why this piece is awesome: The notes under the art are great - Zyden imagines this as how Rocket would train up baby Groot - starting with a water pistol. I love the energy in the picture and their fierce expressions, even in play.
Link: GotG2 - Baby Groot and Rocket
aethel: (mcr [by turlough])
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Fandom: Bandom (Fall Out Boy)
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Andy Hurley & Joe Trohman
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital color drawing
Artist on DW/LJ: N/A
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] Meglm5291 | [tumblr.com profile] meglm

Why this piece is awesome: I love the color scheme in this, especially the yellow speech bubble with pink heart.

Link: Kiss week day Two - Trohley
goss: (Default)
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Fandom: Captain America, Star Wars
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Bucky Barnes, Steve Rogers, Tony Stark
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: Digital drawing
Artist on DW/LJ: [tumblr.com profile] dchanberry
Artist Website/Gallery: Denise's Original Art Blog
Why this piece is awesome: This is a Captain America/Star Wars: The Force Awakens crossover. The artist herself noted, "I kept thinking about Star Wars AU and had to add Bucky as a storm trooper, because guess who else broke their conditioning and escaped an evil organization?", which perfectly sums up why I think this piece works. I also love the casting of Steve as a Jedi, and Tony as a Resistance pilot.
Link: Bucky?! Who the hell's Bucky?

untitled by witchboyiero (SFW)

Aug. 17th, 2017 11:06 pm
aethel: (lindsey [by mcee])
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Fandom: Bandom (MCR)
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Frank Iero & Gerard Way
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital drawing with embedded tweets
Artist on DW/LJ: N/A
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] witchboyiero

Why this piece is awesome: Expert cartoon-style drawing in this series of illustrations for a twitter account about MCR badfic. I also like how the inspirational tweets are placed to balance out the drawn portion. Any day now I'll stop reccing Frank/Gerard fancomics, but this one is hilarious. Features circa-2005 Revenge-era Gerard and Frank and Gerard's snake tongue going in one of Frank's ears and out the other.

Link: drawing tweets from badmcrfics tweets aka my biggest artistic regret yet

lynz by ghostparachutes (SFW)

Aug. 16th, 2017 09:54 pm
aethel: (gerard bed head [by obsessivewhore])
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Fandom: Bandom (Mindless Self Indulgence)
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Lindsey Way
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: traditional (markers)
Artist on DW/LJ: N/A
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] ghostparachutes

Why this piece is awesome: There's a lot of delicious colorful art by ghostparachutes to love, but I picked this one because I have found so little high-quality art of Lynz. There are two pictures in the post I linked, but I especially like the portrait of Lynz playing her bass--the red bandana and matching bloody knees (and hands!), the guitar, the hair, and the dark cloudy background.

Link: lynz

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