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FAF (Mostly Monochromatic Edition)

May 12th, 2012

Here’s a round up of fan art from the last two weeks, mostly in a black and white mode, with some BONUS NEWS at the end.

Let’s start with the art that was handed to me at my Free Comic Book Day event at Kinokuniya in Sydney. Thanks again to everyone who came and said nice things to me on my birthday, and especially to those who handed me art and cake.

First there was some Midnighters art from (appropriately) Melissa:

Yes, that’s Rex looking pretty cool, and I like how Melissa seems a bit annoyed at having to pose for the drawing.

And from Christina, a triptych of Tallys:

The hot air balloons are a cool touch, as are the necklace, interface cuff, and knife for each Tallyversion.

And finally, from Meshell, I got Alek and Deryn as lovebirds:

It’s cool that I got fan art from every trilogy at that event. You’re all doing a good job of coordinating! Plus: OBLIGATORY LORIS WITH MUSTACHE.

And now return to the regular mode of art delivery, these were all sent to me via the internets.

Here from Laura is a bit of Darwinist fashion design!

One of the coolest thing about Keith’s art is how it hints that there would be a whole different Darwinist culture out there, with clothes, furniture, and whatnot all influenced by the Victorian biotechnology at the base of Darwinist society. This hat is a great example of what all that might look like, complete with bee and nautilus-shell motifs.

And here’s a very a spunky-looking Deryn from Lilly.

I like her haircut, and the way she’s leaning forward, ready to go.

And briefly leaving the monochrome, here’s some Deryn cosplay from Alexa, showing before and after:

Pretty amazing difference. According to Alexa, this transformation required “two rolls of athletic tape, half a can of hairspray, and many uncountable bobby pins.” Just remember that the next time you’re cross-dressing: Never say die!

And finally, here’s a lovely still life in the stack-of-books mode, which for some reason I have lost all attribution to except the letter “g”:

Please identify yourself, G!

And now for the NEWS . . .

Given that the Manual of Aeronautics, the all-color large-format guide to the world of Leviathan, will be appearing on August 21, it’s almost time to start THE OBLIGATORY ART REVEALS. I’ve decided to do one twice a month, on the 1st and 15th. (I hope that’s not too much for you guys.)

May 15 will be the first of these, or maybe that’s when we’ll do some voting for the first reveal. BUT SOON.

And finally, Sydneysiders can see me tonight at:

The Aurealis Awards
Saturday, May 12
7:30 for an 8PM start
Independent Theatre
269 Miller Street
North Sydney NSW 2060

The Aurealis Awards celebrate the achievements of Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror writers every year. Kate Forsyth with be mistress of ceremonies, and I’ll be presenting the award for Best Illustrated Book or Graphic Novel.

You can get tickets here.

182 Responses to “FAF (Mostly Monochromatic Edition)”

  1. 1
    Moses the Girl
    May 12th, 2012 05:29

    First comment! I’m so excited for the 15th!!! I can’t wait for the manual. Also, Awesome fan art!

  2. 2
    kim-la
    May 12th, 2012 06:09

    Love the Midnighters drawling :)

  3. 3
    Hannah-la
    May 12th, 2012 06:16

    Can’t wait for the art releases! :)

    All the drawings are awesome, as well! Bravo to the artists!

  4. 4
    Alexa
    May 12th, 2012 06:21

    I would like to note that the thing behind my ear is not my hair. It’s a Native American maraca that my mom thought would be cool to hang up on the wall, ended up in a rather unfortunate place, and that I was too lazy to ‘shop out. All my hair is tucked under itself and legitly looked a boy’s from behind. =p

  5. 5
    Rose
    May 12th, 2012 06:26

    Love love love the Midnighters art! There is never enough of that.

  6. 6
    Clanker Rose/ Ray
    May 12th, 2012 07:01

    Can’t wait for the Manual of Aeronautics reveal!!!!!
    And does anyone else here listen to the White Stripes or the Raconteurs? Because everywhere else I am forever alone in my geekiness about them…

  7. 7
    Roxanne
    May 12th, 2012 07:19

    YES! I’m so EXCITED for the Manual of Aeronautics! The full-color thing is what most excites me. It’s gonna be amazing! Also, all the fan art was awesome, as usual. :)

  8. 8
    Middy Miles
    May 12th, 2012 07:46

    EEEEEEEP! Manual of Aeronautics!
    I vote for a layout of the ship. Or possibly their uniforms, if my first suggestion was too revealing for a first reveal.

  9. 9
    M@X
    May 12th, 2012 09:14

    Awsome!

  10. 10
    Dana
    May 12th, 2012 09:30

    Yay the art in Manual of Aeronautics!! Thanks Scott! I can’t wait to get it!

  11. 11
    salt
    May 12th, 2012 09:40

    Im BACK! Sorry i was gone. My algebra teacher decided that two weeks before the end of the school year is a great time to make us complete four pages of complicated double/two variable/whatever its called when theres an equation on either side of the variable (my brain is zapped), have us show ALL our work (EVERY.FREAKING.STEP.), and check the equation neatly on another piece of paper. While long, the equations are fairly easy. The problem was that they take forever to solve because of having to fully write stuff out and all. It took about FIVE HOURS TO COMPLETE. And we’ve been getting these pages EVERY DAY FOR THE PAST WEEK. So, i’ve been occupied.

    Anywho

    Love the darwinist inspired outfit, and LUV the bee. Lovely touch. AND OMG TALLY-WA! AND IT LOOKS ACCURATE! I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE FIFTEENTH! SORRY FOR THE OVERUSE OF CAPS BUT IT IS NESCASARY(sp?) !

  12. 12
    Person with Hat
    May 12th, 2012 16:58

    I NEED THE MANUAL OF AERONAUTICS!!!!!!!
    I tried to dress as Deryn once, it didn’t work out so well, but now with my short hair…

  13. 13
    Person with Hat
    May 12th, 2012 17:02

    The Manual of Aeronautics should be great to draw from. I love Keith’s art!

  14. 14
    Jacquie-la
    May 12th, 2012 18:40

    Uglies fanart!

  15. 15
    Sophie-la aka Sorley
    May 12th, 2012 19:01

    YES COMMENT 15!!!!!!!!!

  16. 16
    Sophie-la aka Sorley
    May 12th, 2012 19:02

    the first two are my favs :D

  17. 17
    The whistler
    May 12th, 2012 20:47

    *Whistle*

  18. 18
    stopthattime_rave
    May 12th, 2012 21:19

    ONLY THREE DAYS
    OH MY GOD
    OH MY GOD
    OH MY GOD
    And now that that’s over with, WHAT KIND OF ART’S IN THE BOOK!? :DD Anyone else wanna hazard a guess? I’m guessing pics of all the charries and their usual clothes. :33
    (Ooh! What if Keith Thompson releases some pics of the charries from loads of different angles and in different positions, for use as reference?! :DD Wouldn’t that be awesome?!)

  19. 19
    Sophie-la aka Sorley
    May 12th, 2012 22:22

    @17-we meet again ;)

  20. 20
    Person with Hat
    May 12th, 2012 22:42

    @17 Hahahaha that’s brilliant. Well not brilliant really, just hilarious.

  21. 21
    Sophie-la aka Sorley
    May 12th, 2012 23:45

    So I’m reading uglies again…
    They are so young!
    Oh how they change…

  22. 22
    SteampunkJedi
    May 13th, 2012 00:43

    I love all the art!! And I can’t wait for the Manual of Aeronautics!!!! I vote a cutaway full deck plan of the Cyklop Stormwalker for the reveal!
    @18: That would be quite awesome.

  23. 23
    SteampunkJedi
    May 13th, 2012 00:44

    I guess the Stormwalker doesn’t have decks, but a bunch of different-angled shots would be awesome.

  24. 24
    Oraldisaster101
    May 13th, 2012 01:20

    Laura… that is beautiful. I shall gaze in awe at it for as long as my eyes allow me to.

  25. 25
    Jessi
    May 13th, 2012 01:25

    Manual of Aeronautics AND Midnighters fan art??
    My day has been made!

  26. 26
    Sophie-la aka Sorley
    May 13th, 2012 02:44

    @25-and Uglies! :D :D :D :D :D

  27. 27
    RydergirlLevi
    May 13th, 2012 02:52

    SQUEEEE!!!! Manual of Aeronautics! I can’t wait!

    Awesome fanart, by the way.

    @ Alexa- I tried to go as Deryn last Halloween and didn’t look half as good as that. I ended up as Bovril- wish I’d added a mustache.

  28. 28
    Sophie-la aka Sorley
    May 13th, 2012 03:55

    Spagbol
    Spagbol
    Spagbol
    Spagbol…

  29. 29
    Person with hat
    May 13th, 2012 05:27

    I agree with 18 for the art from Manual of Aeronautics. A layout of the airship would be epic!

  30. 30
    Emmiline
    May 13th, 2012 05:55

    The Manual of Aeronautics looks so cool!! I want it, even though i’ve never been one to like those kind of books, but this one sounds really amazing.

  31. 31
    Sophie-la aka Sorley
    May 13th, 2012 09:42

    Yummy Spagbol…

  32. 32
    Zaliz-la
    May 13th, 2012 11:04

    Awe, mine no put in T.T
    Hi everyone :D
    It’s like nearly 12 where I’m at and I can’t sleep D:
    Well I’ve also gots lots of world history writing to do as well :/
    200 Q’s and A’s to write down, yay for me…well it is worth 100 extra credit points too. :)

  33. 33
    Middy Miles
    May 13th, 2012 17:34

    @18. Yes. Yes it would. It’s so hard to wait! I’m hoping for some great ship layouts and sketches of the rooms so I can draw them being on the ship, or, better yet, write about them on the ship and know what the heck I’m talking about!
    @20. No, that’s my brother.
    @22. No. There are no CLANKER things in a BRITISH (a.k.a. DARWINIST) Manual of AERONAUTICS! See what I did there? With the caps? That was for EMPHASIS!
    @29. I think you mean you agree with 8.
    @30. Of course it will be amazing. It’s LBG related, and drawn by Keith.

  34. 34
    Person with hat
    May 13th, 2012 18:11

    @33 Oh, yeah I meant 8 (I was tired and nonfocused when typing that)
    As for the Whistler, still funny. Just sorta funny now that I’m not so tired.

  35. 35
    Lauren
    May 13th, 2012 20:27

    Hey guys. Sorry I haven’t been on for awhile. At Waldorf your not aloud to use any screens during the weekdays and I had a really busy day yesterday.

  36. 36
    Lauren
    May 13th, 2012 20:40

    Wow. I had so many typos in comment 35.

  37. 37
    DarwinistWitch
    May 13th, 2012 22:08

    I love the Midnighters and Uglies ones! Only two more days until the fifteenth!

  38. 38
    Sophie-la aka Sorley
    May 13th, 2012 22:36

    UGLIES!

  39. 39
    Jessi
    May 14th, 2012 02:26

    @26
    Yea! :D But Midnighters fan art is so RARE!! :)

  40. 40
    Sophie-la aka Sorley
    May 14th, 2012 03:19

    @39-ikr?! I loved Midnighters! :D

  41. 41
    Midshipman K
    May 14th, 2012 03:33

    Barking bloody spiders! I’m soooooooo excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Manual of Aeronautiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiicsssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  42. 42
    Ginny-la
    May 14th, 2012 04:50

    OMG OMG OMG OMG MANUAL OF AERONAUTICS OMG OMG OMG THREE DAAAAAAAAYYYYYSSSSS!!!!!!!!

  43. 43
    Ginny-la
    May 14th, 2012 04:50

    239- That’s cuz leviathan and uglies are BETTER!!! HA!!!

  44. 44
    Ginny-la
    May 14th, 2012 04:51

    ONLY THREE DAYS TILL ART REVEAL!!!

  45. 45
    Ginny-la
    May 14th, 2012 04:52

    sorry…i know im exited

  46. 46
    Ginny-la
    May 14th, 2012 04:53

    August has NEVER seemed so far away…

  47. 47
    Ginny-la
    May 14th, 2012 04:53

    :) :) :)

  48. 48
    Ginny-la
    May 14th, 2012 04:54

    Why cant it be MAY 21? Or at least JUNE 21????

  49. 49
    Ginny-la
    May 14th, 2012 04:55

    Wait…only THREE days? WHAT IS WRONG WITH MY MIND??? Only ONE day!!! My brain’s messed up today.

  50. 50
    Ginny-la
    May 14th, 2012 04:57

    I had a dream that my friend died…and then Newkirk died…(dont ask). And guess what? I was sadder when Newkirk died.

  51. 51
    Chi
    May 14th, 2012 04:57

    YESYESYESSSS!!! ART RELEASES!!! I CANNOT WAIT SCOTT-LA!!! (you wouldn’t want to be sitting next to me right now) sqqqqqqqqqqqeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!! =D PREORDERED!!!

    I agrees with Ginna-la….why not sooner? =(

  52. 52
    Rose
    May 14th, 2012 04:59

    has anyone one else noticed it’s the Stambol (don’t know if i spelled that right), the emperor’s airship in Istanbul on the cover of the manual?

  53. 53
    Rose
    May 14th, 2012 05:00

    i just checked and I did not spell the name of the airship correctly, but I’m too lazy to correct it.

  54. 54
    Laura
    May 14th, 2012 06:01

    BLOODY BATS my art! He liked it! 0u0 I can now die in peace having fulfilled my life’s goal of creating an example of Darwinist culture in the twenties.

  55. 55
    M@X
    May 14th, 2012 06:39

    I doubt he’ll have something as famous as the stormwalker or leviathan in the reveals, so I vote for the behemoth.

  56. 56
    salt
    May 14th, 2012 07:53

    I had a lovely mothers day. My dad called some people retarded and now i am no longer allowed at the ghetto hy-vee. Just like my math teacher…

  57. 57
    Zaliz-la
    May 14th, 2012 08:44

    Yay!
    Just per-ordered my personal copy of The Manuel of Aeronautics ! :D

  58. 58
    Middy Miles
    May 14th, 2012 16:14

    @50. Wow.
    @52. Yeah… Strange. That’s kind of what ends up as the cover of most non-book but yet book related things, huh? Maybe he didn’t want make a whole new Front Cover sketch and just recycled that one because there weren’t any full-view Darwinist creatures. Or… I don’t know. It doesn’t make sense.
    @56. Spread the word to stop the word.
    @57. Um, behind much? I ordered mine in, like, January.

  59. 59
    Middy Miles
    May 14th, 2012 16:18

    HEY!! SCOTT-LA! What color is Count Volger’s hair?

  60. 60
    Zaliz-la
    May 14th, 2012 22:40

    @58
    Hey! I’m personally poor and my parents don’t give me money for nothing. I have to trick my grandfather into giving me some *pout*

  61. 61
    salt
    May 15th, 2012 01:08

    Well, at least your grandpa is still alive. Wow. I just realized how wierd of a family tree i have. I have three grandmas and 6 grandfathers. 3 of which are deceased. Christmas is confusing.

  62. 62
    salt
    May 15th, 2012 01:11

    And also, the manual has everything, including flechette bats (which are surprisingly wrinkly) and Alek and his crews uniforms and spiky hats.

  63. 63
    Sophie-la aka Sorley
    May 15th, 2012 01:37

    Hey guys!

  64. 64
    Sophie-la aka Sorley
    May 15th, 2012 01:38

    Spagbol :P

  65. 65
    Rose
    May 15th, 2012 03:35

    @62 is it true Alek & Co. are in it? Because it’s a book about AERONAUTICS, not Clanker aristocracy.

  66. 66
    M@X
    May 15th, 2012 03:41

    One of my two grandpas is dead as well.

  67. 67
    Sophie-la aka Sorley
    May 15th, 2012 04:21

    @66-aw..I’m sorry..

  68. 68
    Person with hat
    May 15th, 2012 05:05

    Well loooks like I missed some really cheery coversations, dead relatives, strange family members, the Manual of Aeronautics… All that fun stuff!

  69. 69
    salt
    May 15th, 2012 05:44

    @rose yah, i watched an interview with scott-la and they showed a few drawings from the manual.

  70. 70
    salt
    May 15th, 2012 05:45

    OMG FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE CAME ON ON MY IPOD!!!! YAY!!!!

  71. 71
    Rose
    May 15th, 2012 05:50

    @ salt and where may I find this interview?

  72. 72
    salt
    May 15th, 2012 06:02

    @rose youtube. Search teatime with scott westerfeld.

  73. 73
    Ginny-la
    May 15th, 2012 07:04

    @70-I love those guys!!!!!
    Has anybody heard “The Lonely” by Cristina Perri? It is so sad! It made me cry the first time I heard it!

  74. 74
    Ginny-la
    May 15th, 2012 07:05

    Im listening to it right now

  75. 75
    Ginny-la
    May 15th, 2012 07:07

    Dancing slowly in an empty room
    Can the lonely take the place of you?
    Sing myself a quiet lullaby
    Let you go, and let the lonely in
    To take my heart again

  76. 76
    Ginny-la
    May 15th, 2012 07:12

    Im listening to skyscraper now…

  77. 77
    Ginny-la
    May 15th, 2012 07:13

    You can take everything i have
    You can break everything i am
    Like im made of glass
    Like im made of paper

  78. 78
    Ginny-la
    May 15th, 2012 07:14

    Bye…

  79. 79
    salt
    May 15th, 2012 07:17

    Ginny-la i hav e heard both songs and, while theyre not on my ipod quite yet, I love them both. Im a sucker for sad songs.

  80. 80
    Ginny-la
    May 15th, 2012 07:20

    i am bored so i came back

  81. 81
    Ginny-la
    May 15th, 2012 07:20

    I LOVE CONTRE JOUR

  82. 82
    Ginny-la
    May 15th, 2012 07:21

    @79-YAY another sad-song lover do u like dead can dance

  83. 83
    Ginny-la
    May 15th, 2012 07:21

    I wish salt were here

  84. 84
    Ginny-la
    May 15th, 2012 07:22

    christina perri is really good at doing sad songs. I like jar of hearts and tragedy too.

  85. 85
    Ginny-la
    May 15th, 2012 07:24

    I just saw the hunger games… Did I already say that? i cant remember. I cried when rue died. actually i sobbed. that happened with the book too.

  86. 86
    Ginny-la
    May 15th, 2012 07:29

    :)

  87. 87
    Ginny-la
    May 15th, 2012 07:50

    2 am where do i begin?
    crying off my face again
    the silent sound of lonliness
    wants to follow me to bed

  88. 88
    Ginny-la
    May 15th, 2012 08:09

    Bored…

  89. 89
    Ginny-la
    May 15th, 2012 08:09

    Has it been that long since i last was on here

  90. 90
    Ginny-la
    May 15th, 2012 08:09

    -_- SOMEBODY COME

  91. 91
    Ginny-la
    May 15th, 2012 08:17

    Peeta…Gale…Peeta…Gale…Peeta…Gale…

  92. 92
    Ginny-la
    May 15th, 2012 08:17

    Edward…Jacob…Edward…Jacob…Edward…Jacob…

  93. 93
    Ginny-la
    May 15th, 2012 08:18

    SOOOOOO BOOOOOORRRRRRRREEEEEEEEDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!

  94. 94
    Ginny-la
    May 15th, 2012 08:19

    (ovo)
    (/0\)
    w..w
    Weird owl

  95. 95
    Ginny-la
    May 15th, 2012 08:20

    (******)
    \______/
    The Leviathan on fire…not accurate at all…

  96. 96
    Ginny-la
    May 15th, 2012 08:21

    I like to eat, eat, eat, apples and bananas…

  97. 97
    Ginny-la
    May 15th, 2012 08:22

    ~.~

  98. 98
    Ginny-la
    May 15th, 2012 08:22

    ~~
    oo
    O

  99. 99
    Ginny-la
    May 15th, 2012 08:23

    :{) Count Volger is actually SMILING!

  100. 100
    Ginny-la
    May 15th, 2012 08:23

    o~O

  101. 101
    Ginny-la
    May 15th, 2012 08:28

    has anybody else noticed that alek has the natzi symbol painted on his walker? HE IS A BAD BOY

  102. 102
    Ginny-la
    May 15th, 2012 08:52

    bye

  103. 103
    M@X
    May 15th, 2012 16:25

    Actually, before Hitler came along, the swastica was a symbol for peace or something. At any point, it wasn’t a bad symbol until the Holocaust and WW 2.

  104. 104
    Middy Miles
    May 15th, 2012 19:48

    I’m waiting for the art reveal. Patiently. Very. Patiently.
    WHERE IS IT???

  105. 105
    Middy Miles
    May 15th, 2012 19:49

    @101. M@X is right. It meant prosperity and success, still does, kind of, but it’s more commonly associated with WWII now, and all the bad it symbolizes nowadays.

  106. 106
    Middy Miles
    May 15th, 2012 19:50

    @95. WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT????

  107. 107
    salt
    May 15th, 2012 21:48

    My mom put a note on the fridge saying ‘cocoa has a vet visit today, so if she poops when shes with you, put it in a tupperware container as her stool sample’ and i wrote underneath ‘ TMI mom’.

  108. 108
    Sophie-la aka Sorley
    May 15th, 2012 23:23

    @77-I LOVE THAT SONG!!!!!!!!!!

  109. 109
    Sophie-la aka Sorley
    May 15th, 2012 23:24

    @85-the first time I read it i was in math…

  110. 110
    Person with Hat
    May 16th, 2012 01:05

    Where are you art reveal????

  111. 111
    Person with Hat
    May 16th, 2012 01:29

    Keith Thompson’s website is cool.

  112. 112
    salt
    May 16th, 2012 01:35

    ART REVEAL! I SUMMOTH THEE! ( sorry… been reading Shakespeare… )

    OMG! ONEREPUBLIC!

    i need another story
    something to get off my chest
    my life is kinda boring
    need something that i can confess

    ’till all my sleeves are stained red
    from all the truth that i’ve said
    come by it honestly i swear
    thought you saw me weak, no
    i’ve been on the brink, so

    tell me what you want to hear
    something that will like those ears
    sick of all the insincere
    so I’m gonna give all my secrets away

    this time, don’t need another perfect line
    don’t care if critics ever jump in line
    i’m gonna give all my secrets away

    my God, amazing how we got this far
    it’s like we’re chasing all those stars
    who’s driving shiny big black cars
    and everyday I see the news
    all the problems that we could solve
    and when a situation rises
    just write it into an album
    seen it straight to go
    i don’t really like my flow, no

    I HAVE THIS SONG MEMORIZED! I <3 IT!

  113. 113
    Sophie-la aka Sorley
    May 16th, 2012 02:46

    “under the rabchuck”
    “the what?”
    “the rabchuck. You know, the old-fashioned thingie where the roofline connects to the abbersnatch.”
    I love that part! I wouldn’t have thought to do that…

  114. 114
    Alexa
    May 16th, 2012 03:41

    Ahh! The June art reveal will be on my birthday! =D

  115. 115
    SteampunkJedi
    May 16th, 2012 03:52

    @33: If they are going to be literal then I’m sure the duo will develop the Handbuch der Maschinen for us Clanker tech fans.
    @101, 103 and others: It’s actually the Iron Cross on the Stormwalker.

  116. 116
    Sophie-la aka Sorley
    May 16th, 2012 04:30

    UGLIES LIVES

  117. 117
    salt
    May 16th, 2012 06:46

    Yes! Manual voting time! I was #4 though *tear* i was busy watching glee season finale and catching up on biology.

  118. 118
    Sophie-la aka Sorley
    May 17th, 2012 02:15

    THE NEW SMOKE LIVES!

  119. 119
    Sophie-la aka Sorley
    May 17th, 2012 02:16

    Ok question time:
    If you were an ugly, and you knew what the operation did you, would you run away to the smoke?
    I would!

  120. 120
    Sophie-la aka Sorley
    May 17th, 2012 03:49

    anybody??

  121. 121
    Sophie-la aka Sorley
    May 17th, 2012 06:15

    LALALALALALALA

  122. 122
    Zaliz-la
    May 17th, 2012 10:40

    @61
    He’s my ONLY grandpa out of the four i had, and let me just say he bearly may make it to my graduation.

    so, i lost my ipod, in my room, its dead, so it may take a while for me to find it. lol.
    :D Winston Churchill is my fav british prime minister! xD

    so Sophie im sorry i havent replied to your texts, if you texted me since…monday? i think it was, yeah monday.
    ill get your number again and text you off my phone. :)

  123. 123
    Zaliz-la
    May 17th, 2012 10:48

    also ive been busy trying to get a job, lifeguarding heh, so i may not be on much. just thought you would all like to know.

  124. 124
    Sophie-la aka Sorley
    May 17th, 2012 20:18

    @122-it’s okay :)

  125. 125
    Sophie-la aka Sorley
    May 18th, 2012 02:49

    Where is everybody?

  126. 126
    Person with Hat
    May 18th, 2012 03:51

    As i glance once upon the foam
    40′ beneath my feet
    The coldest calm falls
    Through the molten veins
    Cooling all the blood to slush
    That congeals around the again

    La la la

    40′ remain

    Salt scales upon my drying arms
    Burn my back beneath the sun
    But I am cold beneath the burning rays
    Looking down, looking down
    Down, down again

    La la la

    40′ remain

    Awesome, creepy and gross and the same time!
    Oh, how I love Franz Ferdinand.

  127. 127
    Person with Hat
    May 18th, 2012 03:52

    @119 I’d run away (duh!) ;)

  128. 128
    Person with Hat
    May 18th, 2012 03:53

    Got a 5 paragraph essay to write on genetically modified food due tomorrow. I should probably start that.

  129. 129
    Person with Hat
    May 18th, 2012 04:11

    On paragraph 3… Ugh! I hate this!!! (The essay not the website (which is awesome))

  130. 130
    Person with Hat
    May 18th, 2012 04:35

    Okay, I’m going to ask you guys to do something kinda weird. There’s this one paragraph that I think may be a little… I dunno, sarcastic or flippant or something so I’m gonna post it and if you could maybe point out the rudeness I can’t see, that would be greatly appreciated…

    The doubts the opponents have about GM are plentiful. They claim that the tests the government requires all GM crops to go through are too quick and too broad. Would the government really be feeding its citizens food unfit to eat though? I mean, what’s the point of the government killing off its country? They’d have no one to govern if they did a silly thing like that. Opponents point out that GM crops do not have to be labeled differently; they do not have a way to avoid GM foods. Maybe the labeling companies could manage to label the GM foods differently, if it would appease the opponents. “It’s like performing tests on people without their consent,” opponents cry. Well, not really, these foods have already been sufficiently tested. After all, nature is constantly modifying itself. We mustn’t let our fears delay scientific advances.

  131. 131
    Middy Miles
    May 18th, 2012 06:32

    Is this for an essay, PwH? If so, it’s a little too prose-ey, meaning it sounds too much like the way people speak in real life. Things like, “Well, not really.”, “I mean” and having questions in the middle of your paragraph are generally frowned upon. So are using any “I”s or “you”s are no-no’s, along with contractions like “They’d”. And aforementioned questions generally come off as sarcastic, and so do lower level words like “silly”. Am I making any sense?

  132. 132
    Middy Miles
    May 18th, 2012 06:34

    @131. Please overlook the first sentence of my last comment. I neglected to look up a few comments and see that it was, in fact, for an essay.

  133. 133
    Zaliz-la
    May 18th, 2012 06:43

    Agreed with MM, for one I did an awesome really great essay and my teacher gave me a B because I put in ONE of my sentences MY personal opinion .-.
    I was so mad…

  134. 134
    Zaliz-la
    May 18th, 2012 06:47

    You aren’t supposed to have doubt in essays. You are supposed to portray like you know what you are talking about lol :)
    Get me?

  135. 135
    Zaliz-la
    May 18th, 2012 07:28

    I’m, really unentertained ._.

  136. 136
    Middy Miles
    May 18th, 2012 16:41

    Of course you are. I wasn’t there. :D

  137. 137
    The Whistler
    May 18th, 2012 16:41

    *Whistle* *Whistle*

  138. 138
    M@X
    May 19th, 2012 01:35

    @ MM: Read new chapter, it’s awesome.

  139. 139
    Sophie-la aka Sorley
    May 19th, 2012 01:42

    :P

  140. 140
    Person with hat
    May 19th, 2012 01:42

    @132 Thanks! I wasn’t completely sure but that helps!

  141. 141
    salt
    May 19th, 2012 01:53

    @ middy miles Yay! You posted! Awesome chapter btw!

  142. 142
    Sophie-la aka Sorley
    May 19th, 2012 06:53

    SUP Y’ALL

  143. 143
    Sophie-la aka Sorley
    May 20th, 2012 00:12

    Did I miss something…?

  144. 144
    Person with hat
    May 20th, 2012 04:55

    I was playing soccer in the cemetary just a minute ago and some jerk drove up and started yelling at me about respect! I wasn’t even near any graves !!!

  145. 145
    salt
    May 20th, 2012 09:27

    I just watched Chronicle and
    1. It was short. Only an hour1/2.
    2. For some reason i am freaked out. The movie wasnt scary, though a bit scary at times. I was so freaked out I could not even go into the kitchen without turning half the lights in the house on!

  146. 146
    salt
    May 20th, 2012 09:28

    I meant ‘the movie wasnt scary, though a bit CREEPY at times’

  147. 147
    Person with hat
    May 20th, 2012 18:02

    I lost my phone charger. My mom is really mad at me.

  148. 148
    Person with Hat
    May 21st, 2012 02:00

    I’ve got to get up at 2 in the morning to go to Washington D.C.
    I just love waking up in the middle of the night and crawling off to an airport.

  149. 149
    Sophie-la aka Sorley
    May 21st, 2012 20:07

    @148-lucky…I’ve never been on a plane..

  150. 150
    Middy Miles
    May 22nd, 2012 03:16

    @M@X and Zaliz-la. Why, thank you. I’m glad you found it, because I’m pretty sure that I forgot to say something here.

  151. 151
    Middy Miles
    May 22nd, 2012 03:19

    Woooow salt. Just wow.
    *facepalm* I meant salt, not Zaliz-la on that last one. Whoops.

  152. 152
    GirlOnIphoneTharIsDerek-wa
    May 22nd, 2012 06:15

    @MM
    What did I find…?
    I’m confused xP

  153. 153
    GirlOnIphoneTharIsDerek-wa
    May 22nd, 2012 06:16

    Soooo. In super tiered. And I’m going to bed. Night everyone!!!! :D

  154. 154
    Coco
    May 23rd, 2012 01:59

    @sophie-la ive been on planes, but my parents took me when I was 1, 3, 4, and 7, so I dont even remember the airport. Yet I remember what I was wearing when we went to the airport when I was 7… I have a weird memory. Once, My brother and I were watching TV and my brother said he didnt get a dish comercial, and I was able to quote it exactly. Let us see if I still can.

    When waiting for the cable guy, you look out windows. When you look out windows, you see things you shouldn’t see. WHen you see things you shouldn’t see, you need to disappear. WHen you need to disappear, you fake your own death. When you fake your own death, you dye your eyebrows. When you dye your own eyebrows, you attend your own funeral as a guy named Phill/ Fill. Don’t attend your own funeral as a guy named Phill/ Fill. Get Dish.

    It is sad I can remember that.

  155. 155
    Salt
    May 23rd, 2012 02:03

    Um… Coco is me…*facepalm*… Why the name thing was set to Coco, I have no idea. This is the shared computer, so maybe my brother changed it… Well, that’s weird. I can remember what I wore when I was 7, but not why my desktop was set to Coco… *shrugs* oh, well…

  156. 156
    Zaliz-la
    May 23rd, 2012 05:08

    hello anyone who is on :D
    want to know something?

  157. 157
    Zaliz-la
    May 23rd, 2012 05:37

    -.-
    still, no, one, on…WHY?

  158. 158
    Zaliz-la
    May 23rd, 2012 06:19

    you know, I noticed something in your Chapters MM?

  159. 159
    Zaliz-la
    May 23rd, 2012 06:53

    I always wonder where you are
    I’m right beside you, you’re so far away
    Moments you’re not facing me
    Moments you’re not chasing me
    I don’t believe in good good-byes
    Cause even when the roses die
    There’s still some thorns left in your side
    It’s like a funeral for the bride
    And I know candy girls, yeah they just wrapped your tears
    I’ve always been such a sucker for sweets

    I need affection
    All I want right now is affection
    I don’t mean to point your direction
    Girl it’s not what you do
    What you don’t do makes me talk to you about affection
    I need affection

    Somewhere along is when I died
    On the banks of some canal
    Yeah the river bed of tears I tried to ride
    Even fools will believe in lies
    And if every word you said were true
    You’d be my god and I’d just pray to you for affection

    All I want right now is affection
    I don’t mean to make a confession
    Girl it’s not what you do
    What you don’t do makes a man come unglued
    Affection, I need affection

    Why won’t you dance with me
    (Covered in gas you couldn’t catch fire)
    There’s no more romance with me
    (I know there’s someone else burning in your eyes)
    You don’t think I see you
    But I see right through you

    Affection
    All I want, someone’s affection
    All I need to, was affection
    What ya do (what ya do)
    What ya do (what ya do)
    Where’d ya go
    Affection
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

    And don’t think I see you
    I see right through you
    You don’t think I see you
    But I do

  160. 160
    Zaliz-la
    May 23rd, 2012 06:53

    damn! wrong page -.-’

  161. 161
    Middy Miles
    May 23rd, 2012 07:38

    So…sad. I have officially turned in my school laptop, and now I’m back to the now dinosaur-ish family computer–I’ll be fighting for time on it with my sibs all summer. Which means little writing to come. :(

  162. 162
    Middy Miles
    May 23rd, 2012 07:39

    @154. I REMEMBER THAT COMMERCIAL!

  163. 163
    Middy Miles
    May 23rd, 2012 07:42

    @Salt! You’ve capitalized your name! I don’t like it. Change it back :)
    @Derek. Well?

  164. 164
    Sophie-la aka Sorley
    May 24th, 2012 01:44

    Hey y’all! Sup? :P

  165. 165
    Zaliz-la
    May 24th, 2012 05:53

    @MM
    You make Dr. Barlow have expression .-.
    And in Goliath? I think it was when Deryn told Dr. Barlow she was a girl Dr. Barlow specifically said she doesn’t act surprised. aaannnd I still don’t like that you killed Jasper off ._. Just tossing the last part in there. hehe.
    other than that love it all ^-^

    I’m not ‘hating’ as them young, hip, ‘cool’ people say these days, I’m only pointing out.

  166. 166
    Zaliz-la
    May 24th, 2012 06:08

    ohmiigreakinggoooOOooooooooooOOooOOOoooood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I think it was ummmmm……ugh!! i can NEVER remember but who liked Franz Ferniand???
    ugh! damn this memory!!
    but i just remembered ive beeen in love with that band since i was small and NEVER realized it till now!!
    im so OBLIVIOUS! curse this memory, yet AGAIN!
    but, AHHHHH!!!
    THANK YOU!!!!!!! YET AGAIN!!!

  167. 167
    Zaliz-la
    May 24th, 2012 06:10

    wow, i freaked a but ._.
    my bad….lol
    you know what?
    the ‘lol’ looks like a person drowning xD

  168. 168
    Zaliz-la
    May 24th, 2012 06:33

    I’m sorry i could not remember who liked Franz Ferniand :/

    im just terrible a memory stuff, at times.
    i still wonder sometimes how i passed second grade…

  169. 169
    Zaliz-la
    May 24th, 2012 06:36

    It’s only seven and i want to sleep already -.-
    WHY?!??!!

  170. 170
    Zaliz-la
    May 25th, 2012 05:56

    24 hours, and, nothing….sad.

  171. 171
    Middy Miles
    May 25th, 2012 17:30

    Ollo! I’m here!!! *bows*

  172. 172
    Middy Miles
    May 25th, 2012 17:34

    @165. I thought about that when I was writing it. But I’m taking poetic license on this one, dear, and letting my readers assume that it was just that shocking. When I go back through and edit the story, I may phase some of her humanity out :)

  173. 173
    Middy Miles
    May 25th, 2012 17:43

    @166. What?? I’m so confused.

  174. 174
    Sophie-la aka Sorley
    May 25th, 2012 23:49

    Don’t panic, I’m here ;)

  175. 175
    Sophie-la aka Sorley
    May 26th, 2012 06:26

    Or not…

  176. 176
    Person with Hat
    May 26th, 2012 19:40

    @168 I, PERSON WITH HAT, LOVE FRANZ FERDINAND. They’re my absolute favorite. I excuse your bad memory but it not be forgotten again the PWH likes Franz Ferdinand!!!

  177. 177
    Person with Hat
    May 26th, 2012 19:41

    *let it not

  178. 178
    Sophie-la aka Sorley
    May 26th, 2012 21:24

    @176-haha “I, person with hat”
    Sad…. Only 178 comments… New FAF everybody! See ya there!

  179. 179
    Person with Hat
    May 27th, 2012 02:55

    Decided
    To sneak up away
    From your stomach
    And try your pulse
    And captured
    What seemed all
    Unknowing and candid
    But they suspected
    It was false

    She’s playful
    The boring would
    Warn you be careful
    Of her brigade
    In order to tame
    This relentless marauder
    Move away from the parade

    And she was walking on the tables
    In the glass house
    Endearingly bedraggled in the wind
    Subtle in her method of seduction
    The twenty little tragedies begin

    And she would throw
    A feather boa in the road
    If she thought
    That it would set the scene
    Unfittingly dipped
    Into your companions
    Enlighten them to make you see

    And there’s affection to rent
    The age of the understatement
    Before the attraction ferments
    Kiss me properly and pull me apart

    Affection to rent
    The age of the understatement
    Before this attraction ferments
    Kiss me properly and pull me apart

    Ah

    And my fingers scratch at my hair
    Before my mind can get too reckless
    The idea of seeing you here
    Is enough to make the sweat grow cold

    Oh

  180. 180
    Michael Ford
    August 2nd, 2012 16:11

    Very nice drawing. It;’s good that it was in black or white as they retain and project a certain image. I don’t guess at once that they were derived from other medium. Thanks for posting them!

  181. 181
    Lin Schraff
    August 13th, 2012 23:01

    OK, first off, I really am a Chef. I have cooked in 4-star restaurants and greasy spoon dives in my 20+ year career. That having been said, these meals are actually far better than I expected them to be for something that will supposedly last 25 years. Sounds crazy I know, but it’s true. However, if you’re not sure if you will like them or not, I would suggest buying the single serving size pouches (also available on Amazon) and trying them out. That’s what I did, and was not disappointed. Flavors are pretty good overall, I particularly like the beef stroganoff. It actually has a nice sour-creamy flavor, and the noodles and beef chunks are very flavorful. I’m not saying it’s “just like Mom used to make”, but after working a long shift, I’m more than happy to break one of these out and eat it.Some textures may not be appealing to some people. I kind of had a problem with the eggs, but I got over it. They just seemed…wrong(?), somehow. Also, it is very important to use HOT water and let the meals sit for the required amount of time, or some bits may not fully rehydrate and still have a “spongy” texture. I guarantee, if you use cold or lukewarm water, you will be cursing me forever for recommending this stuff to you. Please don’t do that! ZombieChef wants to help you! I can highly recommend these to anyone who is looking for food for backpacking, camping, or to have in your home, car, or Bug-Out Bag in case of floods, hurricanes or the Zombie Apocalypse. My personal favorites are: Beef Stew, Beef Stroganoff, and Chicken and Noodles. Oh, and one more thing, try to save room for dessert!

  182. 182
    www.claremontsc.com
    June 7th, 2013 19:09

    What’s up, just wanted to say, I enjoyed this post. It was inspiring. Keep on posting!

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