emily axford has one type of pc and its >:D
emily axford has one type of pc and its >:D
the absolute range emily axford possesses
the fact that i cannot read a wheel of time length book series based on the unsleeping city is truly cruel. i want to know every single thing pete conlan does in his whole life. sophie bikes and i? besties. i got to keep up with her.
Adaine's panic attack mechanic and Pete and Sophie's relapse mechanic are so fucking good as disability rep in dnd. they capture the unpredictability of mental illness and recovery and they are a perfect manifestation of how a disability can and does influence even your smallest actions. in this essay i will—
The queen Emily Axford icons :)
ricky and sophie selfies for the soul
Sophia Lee climbing the empire state building in her louis vuitton’s to pick a fight with god
can’t believe i was hesitant to watch tuc because i was too attached to fh. it’s SO good. SO fucking good.
Rewatching The Unsleeping City and can we please appreciate Zac's face when Sophia confronts her brother about Dale's death and Mario straight up says "He wasn't right for you! He wasn't from the neighbourhood!" and then talks shit about the 'crazy magic monk shit' that Sophia herself is now a part of
Was just laying here considering Ricky Matsui. How Zac could have very easily made him into a one-note character, just no-days-off workout paladin.
But instead we got Mr. March. An incredibly simple (which does not mean stupid) beacon of the light of civic responsibility and non-toxic masculinity, with chiseled abs, a radiant Dalmatian, and boundless, effortless kindness.
Even when it isn't easy, Ricky Matsui is a hero. His response to Cody Walsh is "I'm gonna put in the effort to get to know you." He shows up to help Pete work out when Pete doesn't feel safe at the gym. He quit his job as a firefighter (walking away from the Johns and basically his whole identity) to do something that would allow him to help more people. He gave up the Questing Blade to help Sophia and Dale, even if it did come back to bite him in the ass later on!
Also, the sweetness and enormity of his crush on Esther cannot be understated. Like, as soon as he can admit it out loud, there is no off-switch. He can't stop telling people how much he likes that woman. He shows up, time and time again, with no demands or expectations on her beyond what she's willing to give him, and never a whiff of Nice Guy resentment. And the instant, the moment, the very round she tells him how much she likes and wants him too, he's all systems go, let's have a dangerous life together.
Anyway, I love Ricky Matsui with my whole heart, Mr. March, simple-not-stupid (see: Ironfoundersson, Carrot & Rogers, Steve for more examples.) And I want to bring a little bit of Mr. March forward with me in my life.
Couldn’t get this idea out of my head, might have to go ahead and make this a series for the whole main cast of Dimension 20.
The Unsleeping City - Part I
Ever since I did The Seven I've been itching to do these guys. With New Year's right around the corner, I figured now was the perfect time! I ended up waffling a lot (I have like 3 different overall compositions and like 5 different versions of this comp). At one point I was saving my final versions, stopped, then put in 3 more hours of adjustments LOL. But it was worth it in the end!
This campaign is such a good example of urban fantasy! You can really feel the Neverwhere inspiration running through it, and it really feels like a love letter to NYC.
Just some dnd gals (+ Pete) and their animal pals
I was feeling angsty this morning so I listened to the Tallahassee album by the Mountain Goats. When it got to the infamous “No Children”, I came up with an idea for an Unsleeping City: Chapter 1 animatic. That song gets used a lot for animatics and honestly it fits almost any self-destructive character perfectly. If I had any skill in drawing or videos I’d make it but instead I’ll just write fucking long post going shot by shot of the imaginary animatic.
The animatic would focus on Sofia and Kugrash because their relationship is one of my favorites from all of the Dimension 20 season.
I hope that our few remaining friends Give up on trying to save us
There would be a title card and then go straight to a shot of Sofia cutting the lady’s hair from when we first meet her. The shot shows Sofia from the back, and then we see the micro-bangs accident.
I hope we come out with a fail-safe plot To piss off the dumb few that forgave us
Bruce Kugrich is leaving his office with Grabiela Sinclair turning in tho the Fury of Anger, having just realized what Bruce had done.
I hope the fences we mended Fall down beneath their own weight
Sofia throws a rock at a tree to scare the dear in her backyard away. She has a bottle of hard liquor in her hand.
And I hope we hang on past the last exit I hope it's already too late
Bruce having the spell cast on him, and Kugrash looking down at his paws for the first time.
And I hope the junkyard a few blocks from here Someday burns down And I hope the rising black smoke carries me far away And I never come back to this town again
This entire stanza is just about Sofia. We see several shots of her burning down her house and the making its way to NYC, where Ricky catches a whiff and then swims ALL THE WAY TO STATEN ISLAND. We see the invisible servant, her lighting a match, the house on fire.
In my life, I hope I lie And tell everyone you were a good wife
We see a young David Kugrich holding a #1 Dad mug and throwing it on the ground.
And I hope you die I hope we both die
Sofia talking to Isabella Infierno on the sidewalk with the David’s Bridal bag. We get a close up of Sofia crying, then a smiling Infierno.
I hope I cut myself shaving tomorrow I hope it bleeds all day long
Sofia is fighting a stranger in an alley. Then we see her at a bar, one of her bloody fists in a bucket of ice while the she drinks a Mike’s Hard with the other.
Our friends say it's darkest before the sun rises We're pretty sure they're all wrong
Close-ups of all the Heroes of New York, all of them in a proud stance except for the last two of Sofia and Kugrash looking down in shame/sadness.
I hope it stays dark forever I hope the worst isn't over
Kugrash running around in the sewers when he first became a rat. See him afraid, in danger, mad at himself.
And I hope you blink before I do And I hope I never get sober
Kugrash and Sofia walking from bar to bar together. We see Sofia, obviously drunk, taking a shot while chemically detangling Kugrash’s fur. Kugrash is doing his dance.
And I hope when you think of me years down the line You can't find one good thing to say And I'd hope that if I found the strength to walk out You'd stay the hell out of my way
Just Kugrash, baby. We see him at David’s house, holding up the letter he found while crying. The last few lines of the letter are visible. Bruce is pushing between a young Wally and David to get to the door of their house or apartment.
I am drowning There is no sign of land You are coming down with me Hand in unlovable hand
Sofia and Kugrash are at Sofia’s home. Kugrash is in her room on the bed, just staring at the ceiling. The next shot is of Sofia on the couch, also staring up. We are suddenly at the fight against the American Dream. Sofia reaches out to Kugrash, who is starting to fly away. They grab each others hands but are pulled apart due to the wind and force of the storm.
And I hope you die I hope we both die
The battle is still going on, but Sofia is holding Kugrash in her arms as he becomes one with the universe/fades away. The Everything Bagel is in his limp arm with a bite taken out. Sofia covers him with her body, weeping.
It’s kinda all over the place, narrative-wise but I think it fits the characters that way. When I originally came up with this idea it was just about Sofia and Dale but the more I thought about the song it made me realize that it was more about her and Kugrash, the short journey they went on together.
Just started listening to the unsleeping city… I love 1 (one) Staten Island woman
"My boy Sondheim" probably shouldn't fill me with such joy every time they say it but gosh darn it does it make me happy.
"Excuse me, madam? Are these your rats?"
I'm thinking about Sophia "I don't read short stories" Lee nee Bicicleta
dale is alive dale is alive dale is alive dale is al
there is something here. there is someone here. [image id: a sketch of sophie bicicleta from the unsleeping city. the camera is showing the back of her standing on the empire state building, holding onto a pole and looking out at the rest of the city below. end id.]