Mermay 2021, days 1 to 6

Catchup posting, as previously promised! All prompts from the amazing Maegan Cook.

1 ~ “Chimera,” featuring Ursaety and Amarum’s daughter Aster (those three previously named Misu, Mariatu and Ayame, respectively). She is half Merfolk, half Elven, so I went with the more general idea of a Chimera being a blend of two very different things.

2 ~ “Vintage,” Aster again, with her grandmother’s crown…. though considering what happened in that part of the story, perhaps that’s not the best thing 💦💫⚔💀

3 ~ “Paladin,” someone vaguely Tock-canon. I feel like ‘paladins’ in this case are a divinely-blessed class of warrior loyal to the throne of the Merfolk, who then guard the people in general after Ursaety dissolved the monarchy, led then by her friend Sed, most likely. 

4 ~ “Tiger,” also vaguely Tock-canon, perhaps a sea pirate of Sed’s ilk before she joins the rebellion (that would be super duper appropriate, since this prompt was on May the 4th).

5 ~ “Dancer,” probably the most vaguely Tock-canon since she’s got a very fantasy-genre style fin going on, but we’ll say she fits. 

6 ~ “Lagoon,” Featuring Amarum and Ursaety again, earlier in their story, at a coastal lagoon – establishing that lagoons are places of truce and negotiation between their peoples. Also, with sword ferns to establish that this is a temperate zone.

….Not sure if lagoons are possible in temperate climates on Earth, but hey, this is Faerie, so liminal spaces especially get to be wherever they want to 🏞🌊💗

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Sunday Gnomedays 5-2-21

With Tock and Onna and some smooshy vibes for Beltane yesterday. Blessed Sacred Marriage & Spring, my fellow witchy folk (and blessed winter solstice to my fellow witchy folk in the southern hemisphere)! 🌹

Also! I will be attempting to participate in Mermay this year, with my dear friend Maegan Cook’s prompt list, but probably won’t be able to keep up with posting them here daily. To keep up with me every day, check out my Instagram. Batches of them will be posted here (and across other social media I’ve missed) when possible.

……and yes, likely keeping to a mostly Tock-world theme again. I am predictable, and busy, and it is my safe space.

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“Tock the Gnome” page update!

Ding ding! A new page of “Tock the Gnome” is now available for reading.

Read here ❤

Or start from the beginning here ❤

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“Tock the Gnome: The Rescue Quest” is about a Gnome woman named Tock, who lives in a Steampunk culture in a high fantasy world. Driven by a Fairy Tale about a trapped Elven princess on a floating island, she convinces her friend Bumble – an airship pilot – to join her quest to rescue her. They hire extra firepower from unfamiliar lands, and together they seek the island and the princess. But what they seek may not be quite what they expected…

Proudly contains queer characters and romance, size-positivity, Faerie, spiritual magic, conundrums and tomfoolery.

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DeanCas 2.0

Soooooo I just finished reading “oh sooner or later it comes down to faith” by sobsicles and oh my goddddddddd.

So here’s Dean-O 2.0 and his Castiel (Fitzgerald).

(The fic is p e r f e c t go read it.)

Also I put a lot of thought into Cas 2.0’s tattoos – various Celtic imagery because the surname Fitzgerald is both English and Irish, including the Fitzgerald crest and Dean’s first name spelled out in Ogham, the ancient Irish writing system (that’s that long line with dash’s across it down the top of his forearm), a ghost for his nickname, and obviously a wolf print and moons.

Obviously Destiel is the story’s focus, and rightfully, gorgeously so, but I also need more of these two yesterday ❤

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Sunday Gnomedays 4-18-21 – “Transport”

“I been in a lonesome galaxy
But in my dreams, I see them come ‘n rescue me
Look up in the sky and there they’ll be
I bet you’ll think of me then
You’re gonna say, “Ooh, look at that, oh yeah, yeah”
Damn, if it ain’t true
They’re coming back for me, they’re coming back for me, yeah”

Kesha, “Spaceship”

Happy return-to-Sunday-Gnomedays, featuring Tock the Gnome. As you might have expected, during my posting break I needed some art therapy (another heartfelt Thank You! to all my followers and commissioners for your patience during my time of grief. I’m doing my best to get back on the Unicorn, as it were ❤).

This is, in part, about the loss my family has suffered – how I’m feeling about that. Missing him. But also everything else I’ve been going through over the past year. This pandemic has been a trip. I have learned way more about myself than I expected to. Everything has felt so heavy for so long.

I’m trying just to let it be – and believe there’s something better out there, too. That its coming back for all of us, if we’re open to it.

And obviously, as the lyrics above imply – there is intentional solidarity in this piece, between Faerie Lore and Alien Lore (if you’re unfamiliar, I recommend watching Supernatural season 6, episode 9, “Clap Your Hands if You Believe”). Also featuring Victorian mourning colors. If you follow “Tock the Gnome” and look forward to World Building Wednesday, keep an eye out for more along that vein in the near future.

Planning on prints of this, too. In case it helps anyone else.

Thanks for looking, and reading 💜

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“Tock the Gnome” page update!

Ding ding! A new page of “Tock the Gnome” is now available for reading.

Read here ❤

Or start from the beginning here ❤

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“Tock the Gnome: The Rescue Quest” is about a Gnome woman named Tock, who lives in a Steampunk culture in a high fantasy world. Driven by a Fairy Tale about a trapped Elven princess on a floating island, she convinces her friend Bumble – an airship pilot – to join her quest to rescue her. They hire extra firepower from unfamiliar lands, and together they seek the island and the princess. But what they seek may not be quite what they expected…

Proudly contains queer characters and romance, size-positivity, Faerie, spiritual magic, conundrums and tomfoolery.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi

Rest in Peace, my sir

Hello dear followers/”Tock the Gnome” readers,

As I’ve mentioned several times over the past few months, our Mister Orpheus has been very ill.

As of this morning, he has moved on to his next adventure.

Thank you all for your support and patience as we’ve been doing our best to make his remaining time with us as vibrant as it could be. I am very grateful for your help, and that we got this time with him at all. Your thoughts have been felt and appreciated ❤

I will be taking a break from all posting for the next two weeks. “Tock the Gnome” World Building Wednesday and page updates will resume on 4/14 and 4/15, respectively, with Sunday Gnomedays returning 4/18.

Again, thank you, for your support, understanding, and patience.

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Sunday Gnomedays 3-28-21

Featuring Tock and Onna (of my comic “Tock the Gnome”) in certain Significant Outfits, in honor of today’s Webtoon episode update!

You can read it here or read the pages individually here 💚

(This update includes pages 118-123, meaning I’m fully caught up to usual page-style posting there, again. I will continue those updates as often as I can, but its become clear to me that I don’t work fast enough to post frequently in an episode format. If you prefer reading the comic in that format, I hope you enjoy what I’ve posted, and ask for your patience! I will still be trying to keep to an every-other-week schedule with usual page-format posting on other sites, as best I can. And of course, a big thank you to ALL my readers. I hope Tock’s story brings you warmth and delight, however slowly!)

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