aesc: (girl assistant)
It just occurred to me that one of the things on my Backlog of Stuff is linking to things what I wrote and arted over the past two months. So, here they are:

[fic] Faith Healing (John/Rodney PG13) ~11,800 words
An AU for [ profile] temaris's [ profile] sga_santa present! I completely blanked on a halfway decent title for it, which was idiotic, because the story had two sources I knew (Moby's remix of "Run On" and The Band's "WS Walcott Medicine Show") and one which I had completely forgotten until I saw it the other day (Supernatural ep "Faith," which features faith healing in a muddy field in southern Nebraska.)

Anyway, the story gave me hell but it's posted and here it is, with safe planets and Asgard and the Trust and Rodney's horrible, horrible roadtrip with Lorne, and, of course, John: Faith Healing.

[art] Arbor (Teyla, gen PG13)
Art done for [ profile] siriaeve's Teyla!fic as part of [ profile] artword's Astronomy challenge. She does write an awesome Teyla, you guys, srsly. There's team, too, but a lot of team through her eyes: Arbor.

The art is a cover, and sort of an experiment in how to do coloring with brushes and not have a decent drawing tablet. I desaturated the image of Teyla and recolored it in places using splotchy brushes of various persuasions... It took a bit, but it came out okay, I think.
aesc: (hellooo John)
Escape Velocity (PG; John-centric gen)
by [ profile] dogeared and [ profile] aesc

Hurrah, done! This is our artword submission for the Astronomy Challenge, inspired by this photo from the Apollo 17 mission. I had been wanting to do another comic for quite some time now, and [ profile] dogeared, awesome as always, provides some beautiful words to work with, very happily looked over my shoulder and cheered me on. Sine qua non

DANGER ALERT: This is set before 5.19 "Vegas," and contains spoilers for the episode, so if you haven't seen it and don't want to be spoiled, do not pass the LJ cut. Also, if you have a difficult time with scruffy, disheveled John, you may want to double-check your heart medication.


He dreams of that sky, and two days later, he feels like he's still chasing it. That's the excuse he gives himself when he brings home a documentary about the last moon walk. )
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Like a lot of the things I do, in or out of fandom, I tried my damndest with this for a few days before throwing up my hands and saying fine, be like that! and stalking off to sulk for a couple of months. Then, last night, I was reading some extremely wonderful poetry and mid-line I thought, Oh hey, maybe this would work instead. So I went back, pulled the draft, such as it was, apart, and did this instead.

"This" is a long-promised cover for [ profile] apple_pi's totally awesome The Paradox of Vision, which you must must must MUST read. As I've said before, there's nothing in this world quite like doing art for a fabulous story... I think it's, for me, a different way of interpreting a story than the ways I usually use. Anyway. Art!

open up your eyes )

In other news: It snowed last night, and it's slushy and gross today. Also, I was up until 3:00 or so, banging away at PhotoShop. Consequently, I am disinclined to be awake right now.
aesc: (hellooo John)
So, like many of you I'm sure, That Scene from 5.11 is more or less lasered into my brain. The good thing about my brain is that it can edit out the stupid stupid really fucking annoying SciFi HD logo, but Photoshop takes more work. Still, caps from That Scene cry out to be used in some way, and once I got them (about four hours ago), I was helpless to do anything except sit here and Photoshop like a madwoman; this is merely the first of a couple of ideas I had as to what to do with them.

Source: This cap.

hard time killing floor )
aesc: (yes and yes)
There are few pleasures in life so sublime as making art for kick-ass stories.

For [ profile] cesperanza's very awesome Te of John and [ profile] fiercelydreamed's also very awesome Rebuilding Babel. If you haven't read either of these yet, you really really should. I will leave it at that.

on the plane I can see the tiny lights below )
aesc: (yes and yes)
Hurray, [ profile] sgabigbang is live here! As I did last year, I contributed both fic and art, the better to plague you with.

"Bud, you can't stay here all night," the waiter said to the space captain. "You got to go."

"In a minute," the space captain said. "Let me finish, okay?"

The man had been drinking the same cup of coffee for the past hour. Postum got worse the longer it sat; it must have been like drinking wheat-flavored sludge. McKay watched as the man took another sip, hoarding it for a moment before swallowing, and this time the bitterness in McKay's mouth was the unfamiliar taste of a guilty conscience. He waved the waiter over.

"Another?" Brown and bloodshot eyes peered at him incredulously as the waiter wiped his hands on the rag stuffed into his apron. "Yes, another," McKay snapped, "because why else would I summon you over? For a massage?" He set a nickel on the counter and gestured with his chin to the space captain and his cold cup of coffee, and mouthed
for him in case the waiter didn't get it.

A Face That Nobody Knows (NC17) John/Rodney, ~44,000+ words | {link

Words aren't enough to describe the debt I owe to my betas, [ profile] fiercelydreamed, [ profile] tropes, and [ profile] villainny, who not only helped with the things I knew were wrong, but pointed out things that had entirely escaped me. What is good here is all down to them; what is deficient... well, that's me. But I will say that, despite the difficulties, this was a lot of fun to write, and quite different from what I usually do, and I hope you enjoy it :)

And smooooches and mostly-naked Olympic swimmers to [ profile] amberlynne, for the bamboozling.

Done for [ profile] cathalin's unbelievably lovely The Price That Life Exacts. I'm not linking to the art itself because it's vaguely spoilery for the story, so I'll leave the clicking up to you. But here, have a peek:

.eta: Feedback posts! They are here [for story] and here [for art]
aesc: (astro!John)
I started this ages ago and had to set it aside for other projects, but found it tonight when I was wandering through my art folders. SO, I decided to finish it up! It's a cover for [ profile] sheafrotherdon's awesome, beautiful, and achy Bound by Will, which you should very definitely read.

bound by will )

In other news: It is possible I have a crush on Alexi Murdoch. Oh man. Also, my soundtrack lately has been all for angsty emo acoustic boys. "Blue Mind" cries out for a "Tao"-centric vid or something, for serious.
aesc: (smooch!)
.Lie Beside the Sea
For [ profile] artword Challenge 10: Reversed and put together to get [ profile] dogeared to write her absolutely lovely Lie Beside the Sea. Please please please go read it and tell her how awesome it is! When I read it this morning, I was so happy I can't even tell you, and I guarantee it will make you smile.

1200.900px version linked! Hugest thanks to [ profile] oxoniensis for the graphics space on her site ♥

he has an alien beach and a little havand-va-wood bungalow and Rodney. )
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Pockets: Or, The Three Stages in the Relationship of John Sheppard & Rodney McKay

Submission #2 for [ profile] paintedspires (and if you haven't been there to see all the great stuff, why not?), and oh my god is it wretchedly late. I feel like a lazy, excuse-plagued idiot, especially because I've been tormenting [ profile] dogeared with this since I picked up her prompt, "what are the contents of Rodney's pockets?"

I hope the good news is that "Pockets" is a little one-page comic that can double as a wallpaper! Yes, you can have a silly story about John and Rodney being dorks plastered on your desktop, if you don't mind 1024.768 resolution. Or silly stories about John and Rodney being dorks.

.eta: I've posted the text of the image, for people who see the wisdom in not pressing their noses to their computer screens :D Whatever's in brackets isn't in the art; I added so things are a little clearer without the pictures to lean on.

Screw up. Apologize... Badly. )
aesc: (life)
Uncounted (John/Rodney) PG

My first submission for [ profile] paintedspires (there has been a lot of awesome stuff posted already--go and see, if you haven't yet!), answering the prompt "I didn't lose my mind, it was mine to give away." A small version is under the cut, with a link to the full-res (900.1200) version following.

I also say thank you to [ profile] beadattitude, [ profile] dogeared, and [ profile] sheafrotherdon for encouragement along the way and to [ profile] summertea and [ profile] villainny for beta-viewing and providing very useful and much-needed comments. If this isn't as good as it should be, it isn't their fault.


There are some equations that don't need whiteboards )


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