Small Fandom Big Bang is still looking for artists who can draw, fanvid, do fanmixes, banners, icons or otherwise contribute something to a fic.
Probably it’s the ‘Small fandom, who cares, no one will see my masterpiece, pffft dream on!’ thing, but there are about 19…
Well, no one did jump on for this, which is a bit sad, but I suppose it`s for the best. There`s time left for me to finish the story, but who knows if there`s time enough for art.
If I wasn`t art-ing for someone else in the same Big Bang, I`d make a dummy account and do it myslef, rules be damned.
Martin vs ZombiesI can’t hear anything over the sound of how badass this is.
Martin Crieff BAMF
OMG THIS IS AWESOME! \o/
If you like this art, you may like this fic! ‘The End Of The World, Via Tesco' by R_Scribbles on LJ.
YES!!! Now I’ll have to post the last set and this set together, in order!
Let me know if that’s okay with you, Anon?
*shiny happy dancing*
(You anon your socks off, m’friend! I am grinning fit to split my face!) \o/
This is for Mydwynter's “Longest Week Drabble Fest" - though I’m pretty sure no one’s surprised I didn’t do a proper ‘drabble’ of 100 words? No, didn’t think so. Though most are doing Sherlockian fics, the first thing that popped into my head was something from the Cabin Pressure ‘verse. So, here we are.
Title: At The Après Noel Party
Fandom: Cabin Pressure
Rating: G (yes, srsly, G)
Characters: Martin Crieff, Arthur Shappey, (Reference to Martin Crieff/Princess Theresa & Carolyn Knapp-Shappey/Herc Shipwright)
Summary: Martin’s having some kind of problem and Arthur’s determined to help.
Arthur found Martin sitting out back on the big stone mushroom next to the sandbox; the fairy lights still up on the house throwing a faint, sparkling dance of colour across the snow-dusted landscape, barely reaching Martin’s spot at the bottom of the garden. The sound of the music, along with the voices of the people inside talking and laughing, was just faint enough that the garden seemed almost like another world. Even though it was three days after Christmas, everyone seemed to be enjoying the ‘Après Noel’ party—dubbed that by Douglas—and Arthur, himself, had been having so much fun being the Party Steward he’d almost missed seeing Martin slip out the back door.
After dusting off its little mound of collected snow, Arthur sat on the slightly shorter, wider mushroom next to Martin’s. Up until Arthur was nine, there had been six stone mushrooms in a rough circle around a little ornamental fish pond Arthur had adored, until Arthur’s dad had taken a sledge hammer to the other mushrooms—Mum had stopped him before he’d got the last two—but she hadn’t been home when Gordon had the pond filled in and turned into a sandbox. Although Arthur had really enjoyed the sandbox, he’d liked the pond better. Still, that was a memory so old and worn that Arthur hardly even thought about it when he joined Martin in sitting on the second of the last two mushrooms. “Why’re you sitting out here in the cold, Skip?”
“Just needed some air,” Martin replied with a shrug, tilting his head back toward the house. “Go on back in and have fun, Arthur. I’ll be back inside shortly.”
“Skip,” Arthur said tentatively, scuffing the tips of his new-for-Christmas-hiking-boots into little patterns in the thin snow. “You remember that course I took on understanding people?”
Martin sighed, rolling his eyes a little, and pulled one hand out of his jacket pocket to pat Arthur’s nearest knee. “I know, Arthur. Yes, my behaviour means I’m a little unhappy, but it’s nothing you or anybody else did wrong, okay?”
“Then what is it?” Arthur asked after a few moments, having worked out that, just because no one did anything wrong, didn’t mean there wasn’t still a problem of some kind—Martin would be inside still enjoying the party, otherwise.
Shaking his head, Martin let out a long sigh, his breath making a plume of mist that the twinkling glow of the fairy lights turned into something almost magical.
Cabin Pressure slash is new to me, and if it’s new to you I’m going to go right ahead and offer you two words: Lockheed_London. Read Lockheed_London.
The above story for example, for which this is lovely artwork…
Next is Martin’s shoulder blade, hard under the warm cotton of his T-shirt, and Douglas nuzzles it, lets his mouth shape I love you noiselessly against it. (On the Importance of Timing)
Lockheed_London is, indeed, a CP ficcer of awesomeness, and MXDP is a fanartist of equal and - obvious - complementary awesomeness! I highly recommend both of them! \o/
Cabin Pressure isn’t ending because Douglas will do something clever and everything will be alright
It’s the start of a bittersweet moment for us Cabin Pressure fans - John Finnemore wrote that he’s in the process of writing the last episode of the beloved radio series.
I came to know about CP at about the end of series 2/beginning of series 3. I admit that Benedict was the initial draw, but I stayed for the comedy, cast dynamics, and the characters. The series has brought me nothing but joy - it was always a pick-me-up whenever I felt down. I could listen to the same episode a multiple of times, and still laugh to the point of tears (this made it awkward for the bike rides back home from work - I think the cars driving by were wondering why I was maniacally laughing as I pedaled on by…). Geniusly crafted and executed, CP is a gem of radio comedy.
One thing that amazed me was the geographic span of fans who listen to the show, and how much enthusiasm there is for the show (in the forms of fan art, cosplay, etc).
So to thank John and the cast for their amazing work, I thought we could play on the fact that CP has such a global reach - especially since we all love a show that takes its crew around the world!
Here’s the idea (in progress): record a message that says “Thank You” to the cast in a language you know. It can be the one you speak, the one you’re learning, or the one that is spoken in your home country. You can say it to the camera, write it on a sign and take a picture, sing it… whatever! It’s your chance to be creative. You can do it in your room, out in public… wherever! But it may be extra special if we get some footage from fans in areas that are mentioned throughout the show. :)
Again, it’s just an idea at the moment - but I’m curious to know if people would be willing to participate in such a project. Also - if anyone is willing to help put together the project, that would be great as well. I’m just really gauging interest.
Please spread the word around. It’d be fun if we can get a lot of people to do it - and then put it together before the taping of the final episode.
EDIT: Due to an amazing response, I can say that the project is a go! I’ve set up another blog specifically for the project, which you can find here. More details to be added soon. :) Please follow it over there!