Time for a little update on my life, I guess. Fandom-wise.
Okay, scratch the "little". This has become longer than intended.
This summer there has been a lot of change in this aspect. There has been definitely less Hetalia art in my gallery, which I guess was what many started watching me for, but you know, times change. People change. I will not abandon Hetalia, as well as all the other fandoms I was head over heels into in the past year. But I have joined quite some other fandoms that I feel eager to draw fan art for, so hear me out.
As you may have already noticed, I've been watching Shingeki no Kyojin, since I've produced at least some fan art. I now started reading the manga, so I hope you don't mind spoilers in case I include some in my future art.
But this highly recommendable show (for those not weak of heart and stomach, that is) is not the only bandwagon I jumped on. Like a lot of people I also watched Free! (though it took me some time to admit that), and I actually kind of enjoyed it (which took me even longer to confess). There were even some sketches for fan art, but I couldn't finish anything before the anime ended, and now it seems a little silly to post belatedly. Ah well.
And then there's Welcome to Night Vale. Yes, it is definitely the tumblr hype that made me curious, so in retrospect I feel a little ashamed to call myself a fan when this show has been running for over a year already, and I only joined in after 28-ish episodes. But I sincerely fell in love with it, the characters, the atmosphere, the humor, and my new OTP being rock-solid canon. But especially... Cecil Baldwin's voice. Even for someone without a voice fetish it is like audible chocolate cake, but for me, I'm telling you, it's barely bearably awesome. Awe-inspiringly awesome, that is.
As well as the nature of fan art for it, since, as is usual for a podcast, it is audio only and there is absolutely no canon for the characters' appearance (aside from the very little descriptions provided). There is a lot of fanon (Cecil being a bespectacled man with tattoos and a third eye and tentacles, for example), but nobody is obliged to stick to any of this and everyone is free to imagine their own version. This fandom lives an active exchange of headcanons to an extent I've never seen before. And I think this is just wonderful.
And there is also, at long, long last... Homestuck. Yes. A friend of mine had recommended it to me a year ago, but even then he said it was probably already too long to properly catch up soon. Haha, well. It seems it took my mind a year to become fed up enough and give me the illusion of every single Homestuck post I see on tumblr practically calling me
to finally become part of this fandom. It went as far as me having a very intense dream about Homestuck (even though I knew next to nothing about it) and waking up to a feeling of innermost desire to find out what this was even about. Over-dramatic? Yes. But I gave it a try. I'm not at all far into it yet, but I thought I'd warn you. I might become an enthusiast for yet another fandom soon.
This concludes my ridiculously long journal about nothing but my love for fiction.
But before I go, because I am a radio professional and it is sitting right here on this blood-spattered desk, I give you... the weather.