Some of you were wondering why Dream Eater would have a shrine to the Rainbow Goddess in this dreamscape. Now you know!
I’d been trying to hint about this for a while with Mizha’s dreams where Dream Eater continually insists Mizha is his bride. My idea was that the Rainbow Goddess has been trying to tell Mizha about this for a while, but since Mizha is quite afraid of Dream Eater (he is, according to everyone around her, the god of the Tormented Dead in Ulai) AND she associates Dream Eater with her guilt surrounding Zhiro, the message got distorted into nightmares. Looking back, I think the tone was off in my end result and I may have missed my mark. *shrugs* Ah well. Hindsight is 20/20, and all that. Writers never stop learning about their craft, and I am absolutely no exception.
Also, this vision may have new context for you.
I’ve been hard at work fulfilling The volume four Kickstarter orders. Some super awesome backers got commissions from me which I’ve started work on as well. Here’s Lady Spectra and Sparky for J Kevin Carrier. I’m having a lot of fun busting out my markers and paints, since I don’t get to do many pieces with natural media these days.
I’m trying to get these all wrapped up as fast as I can, but it is cutting significantly into the time I have to work on pages. With convention season hitting as well, I’m thinking I will probably take a little time off at the start of July to recover and rebuild my buffer. One reader, I think it was SkysongMA, suggested I do a fanwork contest with a special theme: Modern Alternative Universe. Or: What would these characters be like living in the real world? Or, at least, a version of our real world.
As with past summer events (like those in 2012 and 2013) writing as well as art would be welcome. Short stories, poems, comics, illustrations…radio dramas, interpretive dances, lego sculptures, what have you. As far as I’m concerned, anything creative would be on the table. If we made it a contest, I’d probably post a poll at the end, and the winner would get a set of LeyLines books or a commission, but I’m open to other suggestions.
What do you think? Anyone interested?