anna_luna
06 September 2013 @ 05:11 pm
I am not especially good at recaps and others have done a better job at pictures and narrating the experience, but I'll give it a go for your reading and viewing pleasure (also some things are paraphrased since I didn't make notes at the time):

I took the teeny teeny tiny Alpha with me:

Anpha


met some brilliant people and...

Group


We had some great guests!

Anna at Wolf"s Bane favorite fan momentsCollapse )

Preview:

Group


Anna at Wolf"s Bane favorite moments with the cast(Picture Heavy)Collapse )

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anna_luna
29 August 2013 @ 12:21 pm
To indulge my Teen Wolf obsession, I am going to Wolf's Bane from tomorrow and was wondering if any of you will be there? I am going by myself and it is a bit daunting.

The last time I went to a Con was Pegasus 2 Con (about 8 years ago?) and I had a great time and met some awesome people!

I will be wearing a red hoodie with a Triskelle on the back most of the time and answer to Anna (or Luna).

If someone is going and would like me to draw them some fanart and bring it there, let me know! I love to meet new people and I like to give people at Cons fanart (it makes for a great ice-breaker!).

Also, they just announced the parties in the evening are themed! "Hunters and the Hunted" and "Myths, Legends and Fairytales"! Anyone have some quick costume ideas from things I can find around the house? So far I think my option is modern Red Riding Hood.

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anna_luna
Thanks to [personal profile] tarlanx, I rediscovered my fandom stocking today. (She tagged me when she posted it to the AO3 and I saw the notification).

I had totally forgotten about it and now there it is, full of fanish goodness just for me!

(Slight Trigger Warning for medical information bellow, but nothing too graphic)

I was rather sick in December-February, because my gallbladder decided to grow stones (I MADE STONES) and because I was a PhD Candidate in my last year, I kept getting misdiagnosed as having too much stress.

For those who don't know, I was living in Japan at the time and while I speak Japanese, medical Japanese was quite difficult for me, adding an extra layer of stress (I have never been as nervous as when I was trying to understand what operation they were actually going to perform on me in a foreign language).

Anyway, long story short, I was finally diagnosed, admitted to the hospital, hooked to an IV and did not eat anything for 3 days, then they gave me pass to get out of the hospital for 3 hours (with IV) to do my PhD defense (which I passed, the professors were rather intimidated by the IV, though), and came back to the hospital in the evening to have the operation to remove my gallbladder. ALL IN ONE DAY! YAY!

Now I am Dr. Luna, but I would not recommend having defense+surgery in one day.

Anyway, following [personal profile] cesperanza's example, I am trying to come back to LJ/DW, because Tumblr just doesn't carry the same sense of community, as she said, it feels like "fannish TV".

I am off to look at my stocking now! Thank you so much for all who sent something and sorry for the late reply.

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anna_luna
(and harder to avoid people who damage your fanish experience)

I posted this to my Tumblr, and I though it should go here as well.

I have been in fandom for about 17 years now and I have been lucky enough to never have had other fans put me off my fandom and pairing enjoyment. Hell, until recently I had not even heard of people leaving fandom because other members of the same fandom were unpleasant. In my experience people left a fandom for another fandom or for RL, never because the fandom turned unpleasant.

Was I incredibly lucky that my corner of fandom was predominantly nice and sweet and got along?

I was originally in Livejournal and then on Dreamwidth.

And recently on Tumblr.

Since I joined Tumblr, I have seen several people be put off by fandom (the fandoms I am/was part of on Tumblr are Inception, Marvel Movies and Teen Wolf).

And I think this is not only an issue of the fandom, but an issue of the way Tumblr works as opposed to blog sites like Livejournal and Dreamwidth. Let me enumerate:

1. People reblog articles on Tumblr. On blog sites, people share links.Collapse )

2. Tumblr notifies you when someone reblogs you. Blog sites notify you when someone comments to your post directly.Collapse )

Always keep in mind fandom should always be fun!

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anna_luna
13 December 2012 @ 01:43 am
The cards are off! I put them all in the mail today, except one (there was a coffee accident, it will be re-drawn and sent asap).

In the end I made one for each fandom and multiple copies of each. They are each hand drawn and colored using watercolors and crayons.

Cards


I'm just going to put these here in case someone else wants to see them.

They are free to use if you like for friends and family.

Preview:
Tardis Harry
John and Rodney Panic
Sherlock Stiles and Derek


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I WISH YOU ALL THE HAPPIEST HOLIDAY SEASON!

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anna_luna
07 December 2012 @ 06:30 pm
Christmas Cards are coming along nicely.

I think I am about 50% done (hopefully all will be finished by this weekend).

Also, I signed up for [dreamwidth.org profile] fandom_stocking. My stocking is here, in case someone wanted to leave something? :)

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anna_luna
27 November 2012 @ 06:41 pm
I completely dropped the ball last year on Christmas cards.

If you signed up to get one from me last year (here or here), I will send you one this year. Please let me know if you updated your address.

Anyone else want a card?

Pick at least 2 of the following fandoms (I will pick one to draw) and comment with your address (comments are screened):

SGA (Team or McShep)
Harry Potter (Team or pairing)
Doctor Who 11 (Team)
Bandom (Panic or MCR Gen)
Teen Wolf (Team or pairing)

Leave a prompt if you want, but I might make up my own depending on time :P

Also, please tell me if there is a character/pairing that you really don't want.

I don't know if I will have time/energy to make unique cards for each, it depends on how many of you want cards.

I WILL BE GOOD THIS YEAR AND ACTUALLY SEND THESE.

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RL has been very busy lately, I just passed my thesis pre-defense! This means I don't need to change/add anything to my research to get my PhD in March. YES.

So, I managed to finish some prompts! Yay!

Science Bros Peter"s Robot


Tony and Bruce Science BrosCollapse )

Tony and Steve as bb!Peter"s dadsCollapse )

I hope you liked it!

(Crossposted to my tumblr: here and here)

Medium: Markers on Paper.

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anna_luna
Prompt time! I have two new fandoms and I figure it is time for prompts.

The first fandom is Teen Wolf, because honestly, that show gives me happiness. It is ridiculous and often makes no sense, but I really love how it has reasonably consistent characterization, the characters who are smart usually figure things out at the same time or before the viewer does, everyone is ridiculously pretty, the women are not damsels in distress and has a sarcastic humor (usually coming from Stiles) that I can appreciate. I really hope this season they will become a real pack in the same way SGA was a team and THEN I CAN BE HAPPY! OMG! In the beginning I started watching because my tumblr was filled with gifs and I wanted to see what a remake of my darling Michael J. Fox's movie was like, and I have to say I wasn't disappointed. GIVE THIS SHOW A CHANCE, I AM PRETTY SURE YOU WON'T REGRET IT.

The second is Avengers! I think a lot of you have been pulled into this fandom/have been in this fandom forever and are sneering at all these kids playing in your lawn. My favorite is Tony and his issues (cranky genius with issues... HAVE YOU MET ME?) but I am also fascinated by everyone else. My OTP is basically Avenger/Avenger (give or take a Loki). Mostly I know movie canon and am moderately familiar with the comics, even though I was always more of an X-men girl than an Avengers one.

Prompting rules under this cutCollapse )

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anna_luna
27 June 2012 @ 12:37 am
I was going to post a new fanart meme, and then I went and checked how I had tagged the last one and realized I had never finished it!

So, I said to myself, self, you do not want to be the kind of person who leaves kind internet people without their requested fanart, so I went ahead and finished it.

Sorry it took 2.5 years, I hope you like it?

Preview:

Merlin and arthur cooking John and Rodney and a cat Merlin and arthur cuddling
John and Rodney breakfast in bed Ryan and Spencer washing John and Ronon clean
Brendon and Spencer Mona Lisa Sam and Rodney sleep Teyla and Family


IMAGE HEAVY!!!


Merlin and arthur cookingCollapse )

John and Rodney and a catCollapse )

Merlin and arthur cuddlingCollapse )

John and Rodney breakfast in bedCollapse )

Ryan and Spencer washingCollapse )

John and Ronon cleanCollapse )

Girl!Brendon and Spencer filming Mona LisaCollapse )

Sam and Rodney sleepCollapse )

Teyla and (part of) her familyCollapse )

Medium: markers, pencils and water colors on paper.

Unfortunately, for some drawings I was trying out a new pen and I didn't realize the ink wasn't 100% waterproof, so some of it is a little smudged (especially Sam and Rodney and Teyla).

THAT IS ALL FOLKS, NOW I AM GOING TO SLEEP!

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