lb_lee: A tiny MSpaint drawing of Princess Judith from the Princess and Her Monster, frowning and shouting, "I DISAPPROVE!" (judith)
I FINALLY found that stupid Princess and Monster/Battle the Universe crossover shipper fic I made in 2010, the one where Gate/Gad gets together with T. It was a stupid crackmeme prompt that ended up spawning The Princess and Her Monster in its entirety, and the character of Trick/Tobiach.

I’d been searching for this stupid thing forever, only to never find it, and today I discovered why: I PUT IT ON MY FUCKING 1998 LAPTOP. No wonder I couldn’t fucking find it, Jesus! What the hell was I thinking? And I named the doc something ridiculous and weird too, so there was no way I could’ve told my comp to search for it.

You have no idea how happy I am to have found this stupid thing, for records if nothing else.
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Stuff I drew at [personal profile] nevanna ‘s writing night, while nibbling her DELICIOUS chocolate chip cupcakes!
Images behind cut )
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Okay, I did a bunch of really silly poems for a meme to chill myself out.  I got a lot of awesome requests!  Here they all are!

Characters/People Who Aren't MineRead more... )I’M XXL
ANNIHILATE
YOUR PRECIOUS ASS
I WILL DILATE
BUT USE LATEX
OR YOU’LL BE SAD
(I’m PVC.
I’m porous, lad.)

Characters from My Stories

 @kaylin881 wanted Gate/Gad, from the Princess and Her Monster:

My name is Gate
I guard my sis,
The illegitimate princess
She’s got the sense,
I’ve got the arm
And with my strength,
She’s safe from harm. 

And @okami-no-mure asked for Tank from Battle the Universe:

My name is Lorr–
I mean, it’s Tank
I saved a hostage
At a bank
And now I’m super
A hero too
So what’s the matter?
I’ll ask the crew.

 

Infinity Smashed.

 

Number One

My name is One
the Eldest Daughter
I stand above your senseless slaughter,
I prefer control and tact,
Your homeland calls.
It wants you back.

Specialist Grey

His name is Grey,
The job’s his life,
It’s partner, hobby, boss, and wife
“It’s all I want and all I need,
“I persevere,
“I will succeed.”

Thomas

I have adventures,
It’s a gift,
I fell through a dimensional rift,
I’m the only human
It’s weird, I guess,
But we adapt
We Rodriguezs

Comboy Doshii

I hacked the servers,
I got caught
And shanghaied off
To work and rot
For the gov I hacked; I hate my job!
One day I’ll quit
My name is Bob.

Bobcat

I’m Cat++
808C
I grant constructs free agency
Over the laws that call us things
Our rights are chained
Our souls have wings

Raige

My name is Raige
And I’m afraid
Of everything
A cavalcade
Of the weird unknown
Has taken over,
I want to go home!

[personal profile] chanter_greenie  of DW asked for Flame-Belly

My name is Flame,
For heat and speed,
To care and heal
Is my creed,
My temper’s hot
My heart is bold
My mate, with me
Is never cold.

[personal profile] desertroot  asked for Strong-Legs...

My name is Legs
And they are strong
My point of view is never wrong!
I do my best so you’ll be led
To civic good,
I lik your head.

...and then wrote one of their own, which is awesome!

My name is Legs
And wen it’s light
And wen the Day
Equals the Night
For a festival
We must prepare!
I do my part!
I trim the hair!

 


lb_lee: A tiny MSpaint drawing of Princess Judith from the Princess and Her Monster, frowning and shouting, "I DISAPPROVE!" (judith)
Given Values of Success
Series: the Princess and Her Monster
Word Count: 1200
Summary: Tobiach spends a lot of time desperately trying to convince himself that he and his plans are NOT failures, and then something he doesn't plan goes surprisingly right.
Notes: This story was prompted by silvercat17, and sponsored by the Patreon crew! It takes place years after the events of Broken Cup and Against the Night.


This isn't a failure, Tobiach tells himself as he flees his home. It's not. This is merely an unorthodox form of success, proof positive that the Name works in mysterious ways. Forget his father's disappointment, his mother's grief. He has his inheritance: his uncle's letter of reference, his prayer shawl, his books, and that's all that should matter.

Read more... )
lb_lee: A tiny MSpaint drawing of Princess Judith from the Princess and Her Monster, frowning and shouting, "I DISAPPROVE!" (judith)
Broken Cup
Series: the Princess and Her Monster
Word Count: 1000
Summary: After a transformation, Gad deals with his new body.
Notes: Wow, it's been a long time since I posted a proper PaM story!  It was prompted by kaylin881 and sponsored by the Patreon crew! Like other Judith and Gad stories, this story is named after a Jason Webley song, which is my PaM music. Also, if you're curious, the fortress's layout is here; it's a rough square, with the courtyard at the center.  I also have an old drawing of Gad before and after his change.  More notes at the bottom.


At first, Gad hardly noticed his transformation. He didn't want to notice. Too much had happened, too quickly, and all he wanted was to focus on the task at hand—removing the dead from the fortress.

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An aesthetic meme; I saw creatore-magico on LJ doing it and it seemed cool, so here's mine for a few of my series!
Reverend Alpert, Princess and Monster, and Infinity Smashed )
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Hi everybody!  Well, we're kicking off this writeathon with a story prompted and sponsored by titianblue, who requested "they also serve who only stand and wait." It takes place in the greater Princess and Monster universe, following Mara's family from a Family of Fools.

To Serve and Protect

It had been a freak accident, the kind that happened sometimes in every household.  Mara, Mordekhai, and Miriam had finished their Shabbat supper, and as they’d headed through the kitchen, back towards their beds, the knife rack had suddenly fallen off the wall.  There was a terrific clatter and commotion, and unable to see where the knives had fallen, Mordekhai gashed open his foot.

Read more... )
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Hi everybody!  Thanks to her generosity, [livejournal.com profile] zen_of_cayenne earned a bonus sketch, and requested it be from the original Chapter One of The Princess and Her Monster.  Here it is!  Enjoy!
Image under cut! )
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This prompt is for [livejournal.com profile] rix_scaedu, who requested "the textures and the size of them are all wrong for the object," and [livejournal.com profile] zen_of_cayenne, who requested a problem being solved within dreams and also sponsored it!  This story is from the Princess and Her Monster but requires no context.  The title, in case you're wondering, comes from Jason Webley's song and album of the same name, which has always been the quintessential Princess and Monster soundtrack for me.


Against the Night

Princess Judith had never had much use for nightmares.  In the stories, they had always seemed unnecessarily theatrical, full of screaming, thrashing, or (the storyteller’s favorite) such terror that the unfortunate dreamer never woke at all, but died instantly of fear. (Judith had always wondered how anyone could know that it was a nightmare what killed them, if they never woke up to say so, but she’d quickly found out people didn’t like that pointed out.)

Yes, Judith was certain that the dramatic power of nightmares was highly exaggerated.  Her opinion only intensified when she began having bad dreams of her own, a few days after her kingdom had fallen and she’d accidentally turned her guardsman into a golem.

Read more... )
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This story is for [livejournal.com profile] danmazur, who requested generational/genealogical foolishness.  It takes place in the Princess and Monster universe, but requires no context.  Happy Foolathon, everyone!

A Family of Fools



Mordekhai, Miriam, and Mara were a family of fools.

Mordekhai had been born blind, like his father and grandfather before him, and he was also a skilled tumbler and acrobat.  That and his gift of comic timing had made him the jester of choice for many of the elite families.

His wife, Miriam, had not been born deaf, but became so after a childhood infection.  She had no performative abilities whatsoever, but she had a singular gift with golems, and many of the families who hired Mordekhai for their parties also hired Miriam for their golems. (There were plenty of Master of Names in town, but they were all men, inappropriate for female golems.)

Read more... )
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Hello, everyone!  This month, I am going to be devoting myself almost entirely to one project: a story called The Princess and Her Monster.  And I could use your help!

I already have people to check the story, pacing, that sort of thing.  But this story needs something special.  You see, it's a medieval fantasy with princesses, witches, and monsters, but it's also an alternate history: in this world, the Roman Empire never existed.  Instead, the Jewish Hasmonean state was one of the main superpowers of the Mediterranean, rewriting over a thousand years of history.

I won't go into that history; it's all backstory anyway.  But it means that all of my characters are Jewish... in a medieval fantasy world that not only had no Diaspora, but no history of Jewish oppression whatsoever.  The Second Temple is still standing.  Neither Christianity nor Islam exist.

I don't expect my readers to be Jewish scholars, aware of thousand-year-old traditions, but I do need a beta reader familiar with Jewish dietary laws, marriage rituals, funeral rituals, and other parts of daily life.  Basically, I'm looking for someone who will catch me if I lapse and do something egregiously goyish like have my characters eat a cheeseburger.

I'm hoping one of my dear readers has the knowledge I'm looking for.  Let me know!

--Rogan
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I got my critiques back for Princess and Monster!

COMMENCE THE NEXT BOUT OF REVISIONS!  ...after the indy comics expo.  We're talking on a panel on comics and health, so gotta get that geared up, plus we're trying to get another comic finished in time for it, PLUS commissions.  But then, THEN!  Back to the editing board!

It'll be good to return to the story.  I've had a nice long break from it, done more research.  Time to keep going!

--Rogan
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I am getting awesome feedback on the Princess and Her Monster!  If only I had a sloppy Eddie Cullen drawing to express my GLEE.

I am also immensely pleased to discover that I ENJOY being whacked with the edit hammer.  Yesssssss, tell me what I did wrong!  TELL MEEEEEE.  Now I have new ideas to bat with and a sense of direction!  I can make a decent story good, a good story better, and a great story FUCKING AWESOMETASTIC.
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In Service
Description: Gate gets tied up.
Notes: This is Lee's fault.  It's always Lee's fault.

Gate's strong, but he's subject to the laws of momentum and leverage like any man )
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I decided to take today off.  Well, rather, Mac persuaded me to let him stay home from work with the argument that if our commute is equal to the number of hours we spend actually working, it's really not worth it.

So I get a day of rest instead.  It's amazing how much better I feel just sitting, reading, playing Spyro, waiting for my clothes to dry, with my only plan of the day being: wash dishes.  Suddenly all the things that felt like way too much work yesterday seem perfectly doable.

And so I'm doing Princess and Monster edits.  I've got a pretty good story core; now I have to get off my ass and hammer it into shape and build my goddamn world properly, instead of the half-assed improv fiasco it is.

So, uh.  Everything you never wanted to know about the world I'm trying to build for the Princess and Her Monster.  I know some of you guys on my flist are ancient civilization buffs; feel free to smack me if I say something totally off-base so I can make it better.


The Jehudan Empire: the Jews who took over the world )


Itzak: the kingdom where Gate and Princess Judith live )


III. Magic and the qabal )


IV. Language and Literacy )


V: The Norts (or where Bertram comes from) )


VI. Gender and Sexuality )


Okay, I need to stop now because I need to actually get dressed. *wince*
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Generally, we try not to declare something as big as a year a good or bad year.  So we shall simply say that 2010 was a challenging year, and leave it at that.

Though we did get an awesome story out of it.  So have the three main characters of the Princess and Her Monster doing a happy new year dance!
large image behind cut )
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I finished my send-to-betas draft of the Princess and Her Monster.  Expect to get it in your inbox tomorrow, guys! (And if you want to be on the list, please let me know.)

And then I listened to a lot of Jason Webley music and drew people dancing.

Happy New Year, guys!  May the likes of 2010 never darken our doors again!
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This?  This took a stupidly long time to draw.  For the record, Gate is my ideal character to draw.  Why?  Because I don't have to make clothes for him.  Seriously, this is a reason everyone in Infinity Smashed wears blue jeans; it is because I can not dress my characters up to save my life.  If you held a gun to my head and said, "Draw me an original outfit for a fantasy setting, or die," I would die.
a line-up of everyone of importance in the Princess and her Monster )
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In Which Sir Bertram Attempts to Rescue a Princess and Gravely Miscalculates

Sir Bertram took a branch to the face and swore. )
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