FAF (Dalek Week Edition)

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 thoughts on “FAF (Dalek Week Edition)

  1. @47-What is the carrying capacity of a swallow?
    African or European?

  2. @50- He was shot by my lovely neighbors. They said he was “eyeing the birds at the feeder”. I. Hate. My. Neighbors.

  3. @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.

  4. 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 🙁

  5. @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.

  6. @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?

  7. @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.

  8. @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! 🙁

  9. 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…?

  10. @68-I don’t think Alek getting shot will cheer PWH up much…. 🙁 You are CRUEL!
    Not really. But I’m sad now.

  11. 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.

  12. @70-M-hm.
    @71-Like pudding, revenge is a dish best served cold. (I love that line…)

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

  14. 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 🙂

  15. @81- I think it stops you if you post too many comments within a certain amount of time…

  16. 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…

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

  18. 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!

  19. 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.

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

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