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Arya WIP2


This Little Chicken WIP


I fell in love with this little chicken from the moment she first appeared in Game of Thrones, and she is, by far, my favourite GOT character. I actually disliked Sansa for a while, till she showed some backbone against that repulsive monster she was married to, but I adored Arya from the start; intelligent, funny, clever, tough little warrior-girl, how could she not steal my heart?  I thought the whole season spent with the faceless man was kind of boring and vague, and it didn’t really explain how she became the awesome little ninja she is now, but, who cares, she is what she is, and its fabulous… like, who ever would have guessed she could kick the amazing Brienne’s ass!?

Anyway, I like to show these crappy rough first-passes, because I know the end result will be fabulous, and it’s always sooo much better than these first few minutes of work, almost unbelievably so. It took me years to learn to persevere past these initial stages… for most of my life, I’d get this far, then just quit, not knowing I had the skill to get where I wanted to go, if only I’d just kept working at it. Now I know (:



For several nights before the Sprite caught up with the bad humans, they were having scary dreams… in these dreams, something unstoppable, with burning eyes, was coming through the trees to devour them… she hadn’t caught them yet, but, even at that distance, she was in their heads (:



This is ‘Thorn’ (Black Thorn of the Blood Rose). Thorn is the child of a Human nun who was raped by a demon. Thorn is a demon with a soul, a good soul. She lives only to wipe out demons. The black thorns sticking through her armour grow out of her spine.

Wind Hammer Revisited


This is ‘Hammer of the Wind’, Hammer was the first ‘Elite’ Sprite character I developed, a few years ago. When I first came up with the concept (originally I was going to call them ‘Noble’ Sprite, but decided on ‘Elite’), Elite Sprite were not the statistically rare, natural evolutions from ‘Common’ Sprite that I have settled on, they were deliberately selected/bred, warrior Sprite, the absolute, zen-like elite of the Sprite race, bred to protect Common Sprite, and, by their protective nature, all Fae, from Trolls and Ogres, and, later, Humans.

Sprite do not carry weapons… Hammer does… here’s the story:

‘Hammer’s sword is an 11,000 year old Elven claymore, given to her as thanks/gratitude from an Elven king, whose daughter Hammer saved from 3 Trolls when she (Hammer) was just a 400 year old child. Hammer did this bare-handed, killing all the Trolls herself, except the last one, whom the Elven princess helped dispatch (there had actually been 4 Trolls, but Elves are pretty tough, too, and the princess had managed to kill one herself, before being overpowered by the other 3). Hammer sustained life-threatening injury; several broken bones, a punctured lung and severe concussion, but managed to stay conscious till the princess was safe.’

At the time, Hammer was called Wind Child, but, after the Elven princess explained to her father the way the young Sprite, who had already had 350 years training in un-armed combat, had struck the Trolls like a hammer on the wind, Hammer of the Wind became her name. This was 1000 years ago, making Hammer  a very young, Sprite teenager. Hammer also has wings, something else most Sprite do not have. Giving Hammer a sword was like giving an attack helicopter a tank. To top it off, she has Elven chain-mail, as well. The girl is formidable (:

Reposting this made me realise I had given one of my Sprite pointed ears before I did ‘Lover was Away’… I do so much stuff, I forget previous stuff…

Lover Was Away…


‘The Sprite, deep in concentration, didn’t need to say anything to her lover; her lover was, just as instantly, away on the trail of the Humans.’ (the whole short story)

Finished my fabulous Sprite warrior,  relentlessly hunting down the bad humans for nine days through the dark forest and out into the human wastes, where her magic isn’t so strong… but she still is!



This is something I did a few years ago, I called it ‘Little Lost Lamb’ (: I’ve called this post ‘Testing’ because it looks like, for whatever reason, my last few posts, though visible to me, on my blog, are not appearing in the general community… so I’m going to post this then go straight to the tags I’ve posted it under, to see if it is there…

… how interesting; it was there. Yet, my last few posts are not. I did tell the ‘awesomeness team’ (or whatever-the-hell they call themselves (the WordPress Help desk)) about this when I realised I couldn’t find my last few posts under their tags, so perhaps they fixed it? Strange.