Hi there friends! I haven't been active on this site in one million years!
Just thought I'd touch base, I was looking for model references for a school project and remembered my account that I made on here. So, now for the obvious question: What have I been doing????
Well, a while back I actually got accepted into a costuming program at a film school at one of the universities in town, and so far I am LOVING it. I got accepted on account of my sewing skills, but I've been doing a fair bit of learning about costume history, design, and wardrobe management along with it. I have still been drawing, hell, I just drew something as a warmup for a school project right now, but I haven't been sharing it online as much as I'd like to be, which is kind of unacceptable! I've also improved VASTLY and will probably post my warmup sketch if I get the time (I wanted to draw a 17th century mantua dress, so I stuck Cherche in one because I thought it suited her, plus it'd give me a character personality to work off of).
As for recreational projects, I've resurrected my fanfiction.net account from the deep dark depths of the internet. Oh yes.
I've got a FE:A story in the works right now, called Wings. It's just about my non-Chrobin OTP Robdelia doing things. Drama! Romance! Suspense! Plot twists! Major character death! And all that good stuff you'd expect from a decent fanfic. I'm basically writing it so that I can play around with Awakening's universe and characters, which I've always quite liked, but I feel could have been expanded on a lot more (I still don't know what I'm going to do with the Valm arc, haha). So I'm doing a SORT OF retelling mainly from Cordelia's perspective with a bit of M!Robin thrown in there because he's a pretty cool dude too. But why Robin though? Don't we already know his story since, you know, literally the entire game is played from his perspective? Well.... you'll see why in the next couple of chapters, let's just say that.
Anyway, now's time for the real stuff. I don't think I'll be returning to this particular account any time soon, mainly because I feel as though I've kind of outgrown it, but I am still active on tumblr
, even though I do kind of mostly run a shitpost blog. I also hang out a lot on Reddit as well, under /u/ladyCubert128, and I will sometimes post art from my tumblr to the corresponding subreddit from time to time! If you ever want to chat it up with me, you can reach me at either of those sites, especially when it comes to costuming! And if you want to know anything about costume history, I'd be SO glad to talk about that too, because it's basically become my favourite thing in the world.
Since I've moved on to a new stage in my life, I suppose some sage advice is expected. Well, I suppose that the only advice that I can give right now is to embrace failure. I was fortunate enough to learn what I wanted to do early on in my life, but it took a great failure for me to recognize what I wanted to be. I was almost an engineer because I thought it was more practical than being a costume designer. But then, one day, I managed to be rejected from my academic university of choice only to get two scholarships for textile arts seven hours later! It's after an experience like that that you learn to embrace failure, and see it as a door being opened. My life was absolute madness during the time that I was frantically sending in my application months after it was due and getting my interview done, but I got in in the end, and I couldn't be happier. And I owe it all to the teachers and family members that have supported me through all this.
And you guys, too, for helping me to pursue my passion for the arts, textiles, and film. I really wish you all well, especially my various friends on here that I've met over the years. It's been a pretty good ride.