March 3rd, 2007

Star Trek.  Space husbands.  Busy.

Jean/Roy Fanart and mini-fic

I finished two pieces for my new Jean/Roy claim at fanart100 and drabbled one of them. :D Productive day for me...

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Title: "A Fine Act of Balance"
Artist: raja815
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist
Characters: Jean Havoc/Roy Mustang
Rating: NC-17
Artist's Notes: Drawn for fanart100 for prompt #20 "Colorless." I think there's a nice kind of irony to drawing Jean and Roy in charcoal, somehow... about a 15 minute drawing, with vine charcoal and cote crayon. FMA is (c) Hiromu Arakawa.

Title: Sexual Alchemy
Author/Artist: raja815
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist
Characters: Jean Havoc/Roy Mustang
Rating: NC-17 (for both art and fic)
Word Count: 265
Artist's Notes: Drawn for fanart100 for prompt #44 "Circle." Then drabbled to make sense of it. And yes, I made up the array, which is why it's bad. FMA is copyright Hiromu Arakawa.

(Keep scrolling to get to the drabble.)

On the topic of FMA Fanart, Graphics and Redistibution thereof

(To the mods- I apologize if this does not count as a relevant FMA discussion, but it is an issue of the Fullmetal Alchemist fandom on a pretty wide scale and I would like to be able to communicate with a large portion of the community here.  I don't have a way of communicating to the masses at the gallery, and much of the forum community is unconcerned.  I think this would be the most appropriate place to contact fans who have an issue with this subject and want something to be done about it.)

As a fan of quite a few fanartists as well as an artist myself, I know how much it sucks to have work stolen and taken credit for, or simply re-posted elsewhere without credit or permission.  I've noticed some griping over this situation, particularly over image theft at the gallery of  Having recently been appointed with the responsibility of a moderator over there, I would like to be able to use that position towards some progress in that problem

I can only do so much on my own.  For one thing, the gallery mods are little more than basic maintenence and don't have a big influence over the nature of the gallery itself.  However, I'd like to encourage tattle tales and willing vigilantes to come forth if they are concerned with this subject of art theft.  And I'd also like to know if anyone has any suggestions or comments concerning the whole affair.  I'm just another fan with a little more leverage in the galleries on the site in question.  I'm as clueless as the next guy, so input on how this all should be handled would be nice.  

If you are an artist who's had their work ripped or know somebody with that problem, please notify!

Fanfiction: Various Updates

Title: Chibi Drabbles: Treetop Travelers, Legacies
Fandom: FMA (anime or manga version)
Character(s): Ed, Al and Winry
Pairing(s): None.
Rating: G
Word Count: 200 this installment.
Warnings: None.
A/N: Two more drabbles about the childhoods of Ed, Al and Winry. Crossposted from nebroadwe to Höllenbeck (i.e. hagaren_manga, fm_alchemist, fullservicefma, winrylovers, fma_gen, fma_writers, and fma_fiction).

Ed and Al climb trees; Winry reads.

In other news, a significantly revised version of my story Light the Traveler Home is now also available. I loosed it upon the world before it was truly ready, but thanks to helpful critique from various LJ users, it is now much improved and posted here:
He smirked at her as if he'd scored a point, then pressed his notional advantage. "And what would you ask me to do, huh?"

To that question, there were answers and answers. Winry chose one that only made her skin prickle gently with blood-warmth. "I'd ask you to stay till New Year's."
Concrit gratefully received and fawningly appreciated!