LAST CALL for Ducks Deluxe! Display your art at CON.TXT!
Ducks Deluxe is an opportunity to display, buy, and sell fan-made art, crafts, and other unique items of fannish interest. If you’ve been bringing stuff to (and home from) “art shows” at slash cons for years, you probably know what we’re getting at; if you’re new to this, think of it as a fusion of an art fair in the park and etsy.com, with a little deviantART and (hopefully) a whole lot of slash tossed in for good measure.
We will be holding an art auction on Sunday morning for art on which multiple people bid; all of the art, including not-for-sale art, will be on display on Friday and Saturday.
If you’re going to be mailing your art to CON.TXT, it needs to arrive by June 11th, so send it in now! (If you are bringing it to the con yourself, you have a little more wiggle room.)
If you’re ready to submit your art, go to the 2014 Ducks Deluxe Arts & Crafts Show webpage and fill out an Entry Form to get started! If you have questions, don’t hesitate to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
It pinged today why exactly fanon!Rose tends to annoy me — she’s often written as Anne Rice style dark, whereas I interpret her as Addams Family style dark. She’s way more Morticia Addams than brooding creature of the night, as far as I’m concerned.
Okay thinking of Rose and Kanaya having the kind of fondly batshit devotion Morticia and Gomez have just melted my fucking heart.
“How long has it been since we’ve waltzed?”
D4V3, D4V3, 1S TH1S US?
[starring rose as morticia, kanaya as gomez, terezi as wednesday, dave as pugsley, and john’s arm as the record player; with pyralspite as the lizard]
i don’t really have anything to say, still. i just felt like posting with the stunning news that terezi is definitely my favorite right now.
a long-overdue commission for tumblr friend cmshaw!
i made it nukestuck roxy just cause
hey, guys! i know i haven’t been posting lately, but i do have to break radio silence to reblog this, because hello, yes. i love roxy’s fistkind specibus allocation so, so much, and i got one of my favorite artists to illustrate it for me! check out how tough this roxy is! look at her face! this is a lady right in the middle of kicking ass.
thank you again for taking this commission, breezy!
Because obviously when you’ve been drawing nonstop for work the best way to relax is to draw some more
Anyway I started watching Madoka and I felt the intense need to draw magical girls, but because I’m me everything turns into Homestuck
i keep looking at the way jane is grinning and having to grin back. i just can’t help it! also, hello thighs. :)
There is no words to describe how happy I was that they showed the signless and the dolorosa
She’s just like….
what is that thing…. DON’T TOUCH MY FUCKING BABY!!!
hissing trolls: confirmed
dolorosa hot teen mom of the millennia: confirmed
Bara!meowrails for Daikonpan.
aww, this is so sweet! i love a great big nepeta sweeping equius off of his feet. they just adore each other so much and you can see it so perfectly here!
i am in awe of how these kids can be drawn so delicately and still look so tough! kon’s smirk and bart’s big eyes and tim’s pouty frown are just perfect.
A vid for Aradia Megido: tomorrow she would count the dead.
Content note: contains strobing images, bright flashes, blood and violence.
Audio: slowdeath by Nothing Inside (lyrics)
Video: Homestuck by Andrew Hussie
(just one tuesday afternoon reblog and that’s it, i swear!)
What term or terms do you think Tolkien would have used in describing cocks? Do you think, were he to ever write smut, he would have Elessar or Thorin say the word “cock,” or perhaps something different, more flowery, more imaginative? And no I’m not talking “rose crowned wiggler” or anything like that, but something less…oh I dont know, modern. How old is the term cock anyway? :|
‘Cock’ is actually a pretty damn old euphemism. It appears in some middle English poetry as ‘cok’, if that tells you anything. Officially it doesn’t enter widespread use until as late as the seventeenth century, but that doesn’t stop poets and monks as far back as the eleventh century from alluding to the way a fighting-cock’s wattles turn red and stiff during a battle.
Depending upon the character, I imagine Tolkien could have got a lot of variety in his dingdong discussions. Archaic terms for ‘penis’ are not only richly varied but highly regional— see the ‘langer’ in Ireland, or the ridiculous-sounding ‘todger’ in the UK/Australia. And I do believe Tolkien came up with not one, but several Elvish words for penis: gwî for poetic use (elves writin’ porn yeeeah) and gwib for daily use, plus puntl in case you need to contrast two elves’ differing backgrounds. (I don’t believe we have a Noldor ‘penis’, but having variety in slang is always good for characterization.) [Source]
As for the dwarves, I have shamelessly used Khuzdul-sounding English terms like pud and lome (fifteenth-century slang referring to a ‘loom’). I can also see the dwarves using terms like ‘tool’ and ‘shaft’ much more readily than most other races, since they are workin’ dudes.
Humans can go with damn near anything. I prefer to give them more modernized, recognizable terms for ‘penis’, since we’re supposed to share genetic material anyway and we might as well communicate with each other. (And by ‘modernized’ I mean ‘sixteenth century or later’.) ‘Cock’, ‘prick’, ‘tool’, and perhaps ‘dick’ all work here. (If you’re not writing erotica, ‘pizzle’ and ‘piece’ are common terms. We’re also now treading on Shakespearean grounds, where spontaneous euphemism has become much more widely bandied and recognizable.)
Hobbits are a little tricky. On the one hand, the roly-poly provincial way Tolkien portrays his hobbits makes me shrug and think, okay, ‘todger’ it is. On the other hand, I don’t particularly want to write all my hobbits as shy violets who use polite euphemisms for everything. So lately I’ve been trying out some of the simpler archaics: ‘pin’ (or ‘pyne’), ‘yard’ (as a stick, a unit of measure), ‘stud’, and (of course) ‘cock’. (Most of these are farming terms, too, which fits with the style of the hobbits.)
I just like cock, okay? *shrug*
A few more archaic curiosities: ‘erection’ often becomes ‘pride’, ‘stand’ (as in ‘cockstand’), or even ‘tend’ (from the Latin for ‘stretch’); ‘cod’ is often used in preference for the scrotum rather than the entire external male genitalia, thus ‘codsack’; and the further back you go, ‘balls’ becomes ‘bollocks’ becomes ‘ballocks’, and also ‘baubles’, ‘knappes’, ‘cullions’ from ‘sceallan’ (shells), and ‘herthan’ (with the ‘herthan-belig’ or testicle-purse). Feel free to Tolkienize the most archaic terms— the -an ending denotes a plural, so change it as you see fit.
One of the best sources I can give you is this excellent book, the sample of which should keep you writing archaic smut for ages before you even consider buying it (which I suggest, if you like these things). I have used it gratuitously here as a source.
Thanks for the interesting question, by the way— and, uh, sorry for sprawling it out into an essay. You might say my answer became… engorged.
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