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FAF (Dalek Week Edition)

July 27th, 2012

Greetings from Sydney, home of the on-time Fan Art Friday!

Also useful for getting this post up on time is that July 8-14 was Dalek Week over at Deviant Art’s Alek-and-Deryn group. Each day of that week, the Alek-and-Deryners posted art based on themes like “Obsession,” “Parents,” or “The Roaring 20′s.” The results can be found by clicking here.

Here are a few examples (not the “winners” of the day, just some random ones I like):

One of the themes was “Blindfold,” which inspired a lot of cool art. Some had Deryn and Alek tied up, others with eye injuries or sleep masks, but this one by CMCanary was elegant and matched the colors of this blog beautifully:

Love the inky goodness of this art. And you can tell how ANNOYING Deryn would find this.

Another theme was “Roaring 20′s,” imagining what Dalek would get up to in the decade after the war. This decade was called “roaring” because everyone basically decided to have a big post-war party (until the Depression came along, of course).

I quite like akatsukicloud227′s flapper version of Deryn:

I also appreciate that Deryn is enjoying the Roaring Twenties more than Alek. (Oh, yes. I think she would.)

The “Obsessions” theme generated lots of cool pieces. This one from Peachdust imagines Alek growing obsessed with the new art form just starting up in 1914, moving pictures!

And you would totally take Bovril to the movies, right?

The theme entitled “Generations” also took people in lots of unexpected directions, like this piece from Jurodo:

According to the comment thread, that’s a young Deryn and Alek if they’d somehow met when their parents were still alive, and had gotten to hang out together. Which is totally awwww . . .

There was also a “Parents” theme. Most of the entries for this imagined Deryn and Alek as parents in the future, but this one by stkidd points out that both of them had non-biological parental figures in their lives, like Klopp and Jaspert:

Also very awwww . . ..

Overall, Dalek Week looks like a huge success to me. The randomness of the themes seems to have inspired a lot of non-canonical extrapolations, which is the kind of fan art that I find most interesting. I love it when readers go off in strange new directions with my characters.

Like, um, this Legend of Korra-crossover piece (also from Jurodo)!

Yip, yip, yo.

See you next week, if not before! Don’t worry, I’ll be posting more regularly now that I’m back home, and what with the Manual of Aeronautics coming out in . . . 25 days!


127 Responses to “FAF (Dalek Week Edition)”

  1. 1
    July 27th, 2012 11:16

    AWESOME ART!!! I could never do anything nearly as awesome as this!!!

  2. 2
    July 27th, 2012 16:03

    2nd comment!!!! I love Dalek weeks but I have to say the Legend of Korra crossover is my favorite!

  3. 3
    July 27th, 2012 16:15

    ummm, i don’t know what the Legend of Korra is. i get that Deryn is curious in the giant animal, but what is it? i don’t get the humor… everything else i got! congrats, artists!

  4. 4
    July 27th, 2012 16:18

    Legend of Korra rocks! LOVE the air bison response! and at #3, Legend of Korra is the after-series of ‘Avatar the Last Airbender’ and the large white animal is an air bison. Korra is the girl that Alek is shaking hands with and he’s supposed to be Tenzon, I believe, Aang’s son.

  5. 5
    July 27th, 2012 17:51

    The parents one is my favourite, in the ones that you selected.
    (I participated in this event too, under the name “i-lovekittens” :)

  6. 6
    July 27th, 2012 19:36

    I personally like the movie one- I keep imagining Deryn yelling at Aleck in the middle of a movie. xD Brings a smile to my face.

  7. 7
    July 27th, 2012 19:40

    That awkward moment when you realize “Dalek” is both a fan-girl moment for Leviathan and an evil creature from Dr. Who… XD And I am in love with the Legend of Korra crossover! EEP!

  8. 8
    July 27th, 2012 21:06

    And now I will find myself drawing stuff under those topics, AFTER the time when I could have actually participated. *sigh* I am forever cursed to be late with good ideas for amazing topics.

  9. 9
    July 27th, 2012 21:11

    LOVE the Korra crossover! I’m completely obsessed with that series!

  10. 10
    July 27th, 2012 21:24

    those are all so good!!!hooray for Dalek week!!

  11. 11
    July 27th, 2012 22:07

    *dies* * resurrects out of happiness*

    YOU FEATURED TWO OF MY PIECES!? Scott-la, you spoil me.
    Thank you sooooo muuuuch!

    LOOOOOVE the blindfold one; awesome job, CMCanary!

  12. 12
    July 27th, 2012 22:32

    I love the art!! I wish I had artistic talent like these people. I watched a little bit of Avatar the Last Airbender a long time ago. I don’t remember it too well, but it was good, I think.

  13. 13
    July 27th, 2012 22:47

    Those were all awesome! And ONLY 25 DAYS! EEEEEEEEEEEKKKK!!!!!!!!

  14. 14
    Joo Dee
    July 28th, 2012 03:48

    I love the Korra pic!

  15. 15
    July 28th, 2012 04:10

    I just watched like 15 Dr Who episodes in a row…tired…
    I’m a time traveller. I point and LAUGH at archeologists.

  16. 16
    July 29th, 2012 00:18

    Wow, those are awesome! So cute!!! Love the Generations part!

  17. 17
    Midhshipman K
    July 29th, 2012 02:57

    YOU PUT STKIDD’S “PARENTS”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE THAT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    There were so many awesome deviations, but that was one of my ultimate favorites…..

    And, yes, I know about The Manual. I have a countdown. :D

    I’ve been counting down since the hundreds….XD

  18. 18
    July 29th, 2012 08:23

    I loooove the flapper Deryn!!! I have a dress JUST LIKE HERS!!!!

  19. 19
    July 29th, 2012 08:25

    I sent my friend an email about a minute ago and she’s already replied. That is SCARY.

  20. 20
    July 29th, 2012 09:54

    I love these drawings! And 25 days?? Wahoo can’t wait!

  21. 21
    July 29th, 2012 23:53

    All of these were awesome and I just joined the group a few seconds ago! And I love the movie pic, it’s soooo funny! He probably wants to see all the ones with Deryn in it. Hehehehe. ^^

  22. 22
    July 30th, 2012 00:27

    I love the air bison’s reaction to Deryn! It kinda reminds me of Totoro and Mei.

  23. 23
    Nobody Owens
    July 30th, 2012 00:34


  24. 24
    July 30th, 2012 17:06

    great art this week!

  25. 25
    July 31st, 2012 21:19

    @24: Marvelous name.

  26. 26
    July 31st, 2012 21:21

    I forgot to specify earlier that I like the first drawing a lot. Good style.

  27. 27
    Person with Hat
    August 1st, 2012 00:16

    I really wish I’d gotten around to doing Dalek week.

  28. 28
    Person with Hat
    August 1st, 2012 00:18

    @15- Welcome to my life… well until my parents started to disable the wifi after 9:00 at night.
    I love that line.

  29. 29
    Middy Miles
    August 1st, 2012 05:48

    I just realized; I haven’t commented on this yet!*GASP*!
    Well, hello. How are you all?
    I’m sad that you didn’t feature anything of mine, but I suppose that’s just what happens.
    @26. Since I was THERE, I can tell you that that is computer generated art. It’s really cool, though, isn’t it?

  30. 30
    August 1st, 2012 06:33

    @29: Ok, ok. Computer generated art it is. But I like the ‘splattering’ sort of thing around them.

  31. 31
    August 1st, 2012 07:07

    love the roaring 20′s :D

  32. 32
    August 1st, 2012 07:42

    @28-My second-favorite line is:
    You fought her off with a WATER PISTOL!
    I bloody love you!

  33. 33
    August 1st, 2012 07:44

    Yes, I see you taunting me because my backround picture is of Harry Styles.
    No, I don’t care.
    :) :) :)

  34. 34
    August 1st, 2012 07:47

    Has anybody seen One Direction Dirty Mind Moments?
    Harry: He had his HAT on his ding-a-ling…
    Liam: His WHAT?
    Harry: *points down*
    Liam: OH HIS *****

  35. 35
    August 1st, 2012 07:48

    Me heh heh me doooeeeessss actually have a really dirty mind for a 12 year old

  36. 36
    Person with Hat
    August 1st, 2012 09:02

    The internet is completely deviod of anything that can cheer me up tonight. Not Doctor Who. None of my favorite youtubers. Not even Franz Ferdinand. Is there anyone here who can make me happy again? I hate being all depressing and stuff but I can’t find anything to make me happy. Any suggestions? It always seems lonelier after midnight when you’re the only one awake.

  37. 37
    August 1st, 2012 18:52

    @36: Teacup pigs

  38. 38
    August 1st, 2012 19:20

    @36-One Direction and Monty Python

  39. 39
    August 1st, 2012 19:21

    Oh, and Vocaloids. Just be sure not to watch the creepy depressing videos.

  40. 40
    Person with Hat
    August 1st, 2012 19:33

    @37, 38 & 39- thanks… I suppose. My cat was just brutally murdered so I was feeling pretty upset last night.

  41. 41
    August 1st, 2012 20:08

    Here’s my favorite Monty Python lines: “I fart in your general direction!!” and “Your mother was a hamster, and your father smells of elderberries!!” both by the ‘French’ soldier.

  42. 42
    August 1st, 2012 20:09

    Hope that helps cheer you up.

  43. 43
    August 1st, 2012 22:40

    My favorite fan art Friday ever. Like ever.
    THE LEGEND OF KORRA CROSS OVER? Come on guys, who doesn’t love the deryn plus appa thing.

    Hey scott. What ever happened to Jaspert? Like really? (it’s zukos dissapering mother all over again)

  44. 44
    August 1st, 2012 23:28

    HOLY CRAP HANNAH! (I happen to know the girl who did the first one IRL. ^_^)

  45. 45
    Person with Hat
    August 2nd, 2012 04:49

    @41-Oh! I love that one!

  46. 46
    August 2nd, 2012 06:19

    @45: Yes, Monty Python is silly and random, but that’s what makes it unbelievably hilarious. (Almost like Spongebob.) That guy was definitely not French, but it doesn’t matter. The funniness does.

  47. 47
    August 2nd, 2012 06:21

    Also: do you remember the migratory swallows?

  48. 48
    Person with Hat
    August 2nd, 2012 06:34

    @47- Yeah! I love that whole movie! Monty python is good for sad moods. I think I ended up watching Monty Python and this guy I like on youtube last night.

  49. 49
    August 3rd, 2012 00:14

    @48: The only thing I don’t like about it is the end. I think they ran out of money (not that it was a high-budget film) and basically cut it off. One of my friends watched the blank screen with perky music afterwards for thirty minutes until it ended. I think that was frustrating. I still loved the movie though. A little laughter helps everyone, I think.

  50. 50
    August 3rd, 2012 08:33


  51. 51
    August 3rd, 2012 08:35

    @47-What is the carrying capacity of a swallow?
    African or European?

  52. 52
    August 3rd, 2012 08:36

    @48-I told you it would work!

  53. 53
    Person with Hat
    August 4th, 2012 02:34

    @50- He was shot by my lovely neighbors. They said he was “eyeing the birds at the feeder”. I. Hate. My. Neighbors.

  54. 54
    Person with Hat
    August 4th, 2012 02:37

    @52- I’ve got a whole bunch of Monty Python episodes on my iPod so even when my parents turn the wifi off I can watch them.

  55. 55
    Person with Hat
    August 4th, 2012 02:38

    I am currently stuck on a house boat with the grumpiest old man I’ve met in my entire life and I have no idea when I’m going home :(

  56. 56
    Sophie-la aka Sorley
    August 4th, 2012 05:07

    @23- love your name :)

    Hey guys :P

  57. 57
    Sophie-la aka Sorley
    August 4th, 2012 05:09

    Posted 6 days ago and only 57 comments? Haha remember when we used I get like 300 a day? :D

  58. 58
    August 4th, 2012 05:22


  59. 59
    August 4th, 2012 11:06

    Sorry about your kitty.
    Omg did anyone notice how cute bovril+paubo is!!

  60. 60
    Person with Hat
    August 4th, 2012 20:00

    @58- It’s true… somebody needs to make a Leviathan movie. It needs to stick to the story though cuz if it doesn’t it will probably be crap.

  61. 61
    Sophie-la aka Sorley
    August 4th, 2012 22:29

    Hey :)
    I’m addicted to pretty little liars <3

  62. 62
    August 5th, 2012 03:09

    @53-YOU SHOULD SUE THEM. I seriously cannot express how enraged I am at your neighbors right now. They have NO RIGHT AT ALL to shoot your cat just because he was doing a little bird-watchin’. Isn’t that illegal? In any way?

  63. 63
    August 5th, 2012 03:09

    Or is your cat a she?

  64. 64
    Person with Hat
    August 5th, 2012 06:49

    @62- I don’t think it’s illegal, though they shouldn’t be shooting guns in town. My cat was a he. His name was Edgar. My neighbors said they’d shoot him if he went anywhere near their bird feeders again but we didn’t really believe them.

  65. 65
    August 5th, 2012 07:22

    @64-My mom said it was illegal because of animal cruelty and all that.

  66. 66
    Nobody Owens
    August 5th, 2012 07:42

    @56-Why thank you. Neil Gaiman rocks, non?

  67. 67
    Nobody Owens
    August 5th, 2012 07:43

    @53-Judging by other comments, your cat was shot. That is terrible! I was sad when my goldfish died, I can’t imagine how you must feel! :(

  68. 68
    Middy Miles
    August 5th, 2012 19:30

    Oh, no! I’m so sorry about your cat. That’s terrible. I’m pretty sure it’s illegal to shoot guns in town…
    But on a lighter note, I just posted chapter 30! Maybe reading it will cheer you up…?

  69. 69
    August 6th, 2012 01:04

    @68-I don’t think Alek getting shot will cheer PWH up much…. :( You are CRUEL!
    Not really. But I’m sad now.

  70. 70
    Person with Hat
    August 6th, 2012 01:37

    Thanks to all the people who consoled me about my cat. I SEEK REVENGE (on my neighbors, not you)!
    @66-yes, Neil Gaiman does rock.

  71. 71
    Person with Hat
    August 6th, 2012 01:39

    @68- Yes, it cheered me up a bit.

  72. 72
    Person with Hat
    August 6th, 2012 01:40

    And once again it is proven that I’m very skilled at narrowly missing Ginny-la…

  73. 73
    August 6th, 2012 03:55

    @71-Like pudding, revenge is a dish best served cold. (I love that line…)

  74. 74
    August 6th, 2012 03:58

    @70, not @71.
    Neil Gaiman does rock, yes.

  75. 75
    August 6th, 2012 03:58

    @71-It certainly didn’t cheer ME up.

  76. 76
    Person with Hat
    August 6th, 2012 04:14


  77. 77
    Person with Hat
    August 6th, 2012 04:15

    I didn’t really have anything to say, I just wanted to see that i missed Ginny-la by an aggravating 16 minutes…

  78. 78
    August 6th, 2012 06:35

    @77-*facepalm* • _•…

  79. 79
    August 6th, 2012 06:45

    I hope Alek doesn’t die… Shawn didn’t though so yay…

    Sorry. I’ve been watching the secret world of arietty. It’s like freak the mighty, BUT SHAWN DIDN’T DIE :)

  80. 80
    August 6th, 2012 06:45

    Mixed emotions!

  81. 81
    August 6th, 2012 23:52

    If I had the time I would probably try to get 100.

  82. 82
    Person with Hat
    August 7th, 2012 03:20

    @81- I think it stops you if you post too many comments within a certain amount of time…

  83. 83
    Sophie-la aka Sorley
    August 7th, 2012 04:06


  84. 84
    August 7th, 2012 07:36

    @82-That’s only if you post comments too fast.

  85. 85
    August 7th, 2012 08:41

    UGH I’m trying to find Dalek Week entries from last year BUT I CAN’T…I had no trouble last time but my stupid iPod won’t download the ******* page…

  86. 86
    August 7th, 2012 09:17

    @53: I’m so sorry. It’s very sad that neighbors would do something like that.

  87. 87
    August 7th, 2012 09:20

    I’ve lost pets too, but the’ve all gone naturally or due to accidents. I can’t imagine how you feel.

  88. 88
    Person with Hat
    August 7th, 2012 20:29

    @86 & 87- Thanks. My cat was older than I am so at least he lived a long life.

  89. 89
    August 8th, 2012 12:39

    Oh my gosh! I drew the Roaring Twenties one. Thank you so much! I entered Dalek Week in hopes that you would see it. I never heard anything from the group, and then I just looked at the blog. This is such an honor. Thank you!

  90. 90
    Person with Hat
    August 8th, 2012 14:27

    My last 24 hours consisted of going to see the musical Billy Elliot, eating at the fanciest restaurant I’ve ever been to and drinking a large black coffee at 1:00 in the morning from a 24 hours McDonalds run by a bunch of extremely over tired people. Also it is now 6:00 in the morning and I haven’t slept since I woke up around 7:00 in the morning yesterday. And this is probably full of typos.

  91. 91
    August 10th, 2012 10:30

    We need 100 comments on here. So I’m going to GET 100 comments while singing (well, typing) Bobby Joe Valentine.

  92. 92
    August 10th, 2012 10:31

    In my dreams

  93. 93
    August 10th, 2012 10:31

    I can FLY

  94. 94
    August 10th, 2012 10:32

    And I soar, and my feet touch the sky

  95. 95
    August 10th, 2012 10:32

    And the world’s not so dark

  96. 96
    August 10th, 2012 10:32

    When the clouds paint it white

  97. 97
    August 10th, 2012 10:33

    If there’s no hope

  98. 98
    August 10th, 2012 10:33

    Tell me why

  99. 99
    August 10th, 2012 10:33

    Cause in my dreams

  100. 100
    August 10th, 2012 10:34

    I can FLY!

  101. 101
    August 10th, 2012 10:34

    Thank you, thank you very much.

  102. 102
    August 10th, 2012 10:36

    la la la it’s 11:05 and once again i will probably be up till midnight cause i am too hot to sleep la la la

  103. 103
    August 10th, 2012 10:37

    Since this isn’t the main post I’m going to comment till I die and no one will care right…

  104. 104
    Mr. Know-it-all
    August 10th, 2012 10:38

    Why, you are correct, Ms.Ginny-la! How extraordinary!

  105. 105
    August 10th, 2012 10:39

    Knock it off, I probably know more than you.

  106. 106
    Mr. Know-it-all
    August 10th, 2012 10:45

    Is that correct, Ms.Ginny-la? WE SHALL SEE….
    1. What language do the fairies in Artemis Fowl speak?
    2. How long ago did humans become a dominant life form?
    3. True or False: Jellyfish were around before dinosaurs.
    4. A Riddle (oh, how I love a good riddle!):
    A knight confronts a huge, terrifying beast. The beast tells the knight; “HA! No man can kill me!” The knight says; “Is that so?” and promptly slays the beast. HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?
    5. What is the name of the Dr. Who episode in which a girl named Jenny is involved?
    6. During which dynasty was the Great Wall of China built?

  107. 107
    August 10th, 2012 10:49

    1. Gnomish
    2. 10,000 years ago
    3. True
    4. The knight was a girl. Watch some Lord of the Rings, geez!
    5. The Doctor’s Daughter
    6. The Qin Dynasty.

  108. 108
    Mr. Know-it-all
    August 10th, 2012 10:51

    Okay. So maybe you do know some stuff. BUT-one more thing. Heh heh heh.
    What is the most popular app right now?

  109. 109
    August 10th, 2012 10:51

    Mm. Easy-it’s Where’s My Perry.

  110. 110
    Mr. Know-it-all
    August 10th, 2012 10:55

    *fumes* OKAY SO YOU KNOW THAT. Who doesn’t? But now here’s a good little riddle…
    A castle, white gleaming walls
    Then inside, bright marble walls
    In a room a golden treasure does hide
    No doors in this castle but thrives steal the gold inside
    WHAT IS THIS??? >:)

  111. 111
    August 10th, 2012 10:56


  112. 112
    Mr. Know-it-all
    August 10th, 2012 11:00

    What an egg-celent nickname. Here’s more trivia, though! Muahahaha!!!
    1. Dewey is not only a decimal system, but also a ____
    2. What do you call a man who floats?
    3. It is believed that you will have eternal life if you are buried in a suit made of WHAT?
    4. What food BESIDES GARLIC can be used to stop a vampire?
    5. What is Katniss Everdeen’s mother’s name?

  113. 113
    August 10th, 2012 11:02

    Man, is that all you got?
    1. A cat.
    2. Bob.
    3. Jade.
    4. Rice.
    5. Suzanne Collins NEVER MENTIONS THE MOTHERS NAME. So there.

  114. 114
    Mr. Know-it-all
    August 10th, 2012 11:03

    THAT’S IT. I GIVE UP. :(

  115. 115
    August 10th, 2012 11:04

    YAAAAAAAAYYY!!!!!! I HAZ SLAIN DA DRAGON!!!!!! Well, not really, but you get the point.

  116. 116
    August 10th, 2012 11:06


  117. 117
    August 10th, 2012 11:07

    Okay. It’s 11:37 and I feel somewhat tired. I’ll leave now after my argument with the other me.

  118. 118
    August 10th, 2012 12:43

    GAH Still not tired even though it’s 1:13.

  119. 119
    August 11th, 2012 01:38

    Good job, Ms. Know-it-all! (Sadly, I didn’t know all that random trivia.)

  120. 120
    Person with Hat
    August 11th, 2012 04:39

    @107- #5 Isn’t there an episode called “Rebel Flesh” or something with a girl named Jenny?

  121. 121
    August 12th, 2012 06:28

    1) I’m gone for two weeks on vacation and this is all you have?!?!?!?!?! Sad! (faf).

    2) MM: You knocked me out?
    2b) By Newkirk, I mean, it was a cheap blow, but still!
    2c) NEWKIRK STOLE ZEUS! How dare you.

    3) Rigger uniform= awesome possum!

    4) Come on, all foreign covers are awesome!

    That is all.

  122. 122
    August 14th, 2012 07:39

    @119-Meh heh!
    @120-I dunno…but in the Doctor’s Daughter this girl doesn’t have a name do Donna names her.

  123. 123
    August 14th, 2012 12:14

    Two looooong weeks….and yeah…*dissapointed*

  124. 124
    August 18th, 2012 10:14

    Gah! How come no one has posted squat-diddly-dot since I have? -.-

  125. 125
    Rosita Porraz
    November 19th, 2012 15:04

    Sleep masks do help in getting a better quality of sleep to prevent those annoying bright lights. ..

    Please do look out for our blog

  126. 126
    micro piglet
    May 17th, 2013 07:01

    Great info! I am new to having a teacup pig and it definitely is not easy. I bought my micro piglet from I love him

  127. 127
    miniature pig for sale
    July 1st, 2013 20:34

    Wow, i actually learned a lot from this! your art work is really unique i love it.

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