Or rather - instead of news, a request!!! I need help...

During the middle of posting the story "Encompassed" - I was gifted with an AMAZING work of fanart from the lovely!!! [livejournal.com profile] piper47 which you can see HERE.

It was an fantastic feeling to receive it - I can assure. I then got her help on doing two "covers" for the soundtracks I did for the characters Declan Rai and Ashton Forster. Featured under the cut - Read more... ).

So - considering I am sooooo far into the sequel - at least 4/5's done, if not more! - I was hoping that some of the folks who enjoyed the first story, and are looking forward to the second would lend me a hand.

I'm seeking "fanart" - picture manipulations, wallpapers and/or icons that are from or are inspired by the "Encompassed" Universe. Meaning anything Brian/Michael or Declan/Ash - or a combination of all four! I figured it would be a fun thing to help my muse, and maybe to share with folks while this story is getting finished and edited. You choose the themes, and you can go as wild and fantastical as you like - tame or risque!

((BTW - my mother tells me that my fic shouldn't be called a "story" - the length now qualifies it as a "novella" - yea me!))

Anywho - is anyone interesting in giving this a go? You have SOOO many pretty men to work with! There are a ton of photos of Brian and Michael (or alternately Gale and Hal) on the web to work with.

As for Declan/Ashton - no worries! Remember they are based on the physical appearances of Aidan Gillen and Craig Kelly - so all you'd need to do is go to the Aidan Gillen/Craig Kelly Photo Archive - HERE. There are now over 3,000 photos (THUD) there of those two men in all their glory - so it's an artist's playground!

I hope that this appeals to your interests - and I think it would be wonderful for the readers too! Anything that helps with the visuals...lol.

Seriously - if anyone gives this a go - manyyyyyyy thanks in advance!!!

Hugs

xof

(PS - if no one is, I'll be hiding in the dark corner across the room...lol.)

ETA - scratch the "novella" - darlins. This thing is over 79,000 words - what's that mean? It's a "novel" - *faints*....
Or rather - instead of news, a request!!! I need help...

During the middle of posting the story "Encompassed" - I was gifted with an AMAZING work of fanart from the lovely!!! [livejournal.com profile] piper47 which you can see HERE.

It was an fantastic feeling to receive it - I can assure. I then got her help on doing two "covers" for the soundtracks I did for the characters Declan Rai and Ashton Forster. Featured under the cut - Read more... ).

So - considering I am sooooo far into the sequel - at least 4/5's done, if not more! - I was hoping that some of the folks who enjoyed the first story, and are looking forward to the second would lend me a hand.

I'm seeking "fanart" - picture manipulations, wallpapers and/or icons that are from or are inspired by the "Encompassed" Universe. Meaning anything Brian/Michael or Declan/Ash - or a combination of all four! I figured it would be a fun thing to help my muse, and maybe to share with folks while this story is getting finished and edited. You choose the themes, and you can go as wild and fantastical as you like - tame or risque!

((BTW - my mother tells me that my fic shouldn't be called a "story" - the length now qualifies it as a "novella" - yea me!))

Anywho - is anyone interesting in giving this a go? You have SOOO many pretty men to work with! There are a ton of photos of Brian and Michael (or alternately Gale and Hal) on the web to work with.

As for Declan/Ashton - no worries! Remember they are based on the physical appearances of Aidan Gillen and Craig Kelly - so all you'd need to do is go to the Aidan Gillen/Craig Kelly Photo Archive - HERE. There are now over 3,000 photos (THUD) there of those two men in all their glory - so it's an artist's playground!

I hope that this appeals to your interests - and I think it would be wonderful for the readers too! Anything that helps with the visuals...lol.

Seriously - if anyone gives this a go - manyyyyyyy thanks in advance!!!

Hugs

xof

(PS - if no one is, I'll be hiding in the dark corner across the room...lol.)

ETA - scratch the "novella" - darlins. This thing is over 79,000 words - what's that mean? It's a "novel" - *faints*....
Thought I'd give these a recommendation - :)


Two - yes, count them - TWO Brian/Michael Fanmixes by [livejournal.com profile] theredwepainted:

Latest one -

HERE

Earlier one -

HERE

The artwork is fantastic, and a lot of time is put into the presentation of the songs with quotes from the show, etc.

Go and indulge yourselves - have fun!

BTW - I wanted everyone to feel included, so FYI - this luvly lj user also has fanmixes for the following: Ethan/Justin, Cody Bell, Jennifer Taylor, Blake Wyzechi, The Kinney Family, Hunter Novotny-Bruckner, Vic Grassi, Debbie Novotny, Ben Bruckner, Melanie Marcus, Brian/Lindsay, Lindsay Peterson, Ted Schmidt, Emmett Honeycutt, Justin Taylor, Michael Novotny and Brian/Justin.

hugs

xof
Thought I'd give these a recommendation - :)


Two - yes, count them - TWO Brian/Michael Fanmixes by [livejournal.com profile] theredwepainted:

Latest one -

HERE

Earlier one -

HERE

The artwork is fantastic, and a lot of time is put into the presentation of the songs with quotes from the show, etc.

Go and indulge yourselves - have fun!

BTW - I wanted everyone to feel included, so FYI - this luvly lj user also has fanmixes for the following: Ethan/Justin, Cody Bell, Jennifer Taylor, Blake Wyzechi, The Kinney Family, Hunter Novotny-Bruckner, Vic Grassi, Debbie Novotny, Ben Bruckner, Melanie Marcus, Brian/Lindsay, Lindsay Peterson, Ted Schmidt, Emmett Honeycutt, Justin Taylor, Michael Novotny and Brian/Justin.

hugs

xof
I tell you, posting to LJ lately is like yelling in the dark without even your echo for company these days. Grrr....

Anyway - on the off chance that someone's out there...lol.

I'm still...uhm - fiddling with that story. The sequel to Encompassed. Still not fast, but slowing getting there. And it made me think about the Ashton and Declan soundtracks I posted over a year back. You see, I've very much had those two men on my mind. As you'll see... But one day while surfing on youtube - I had one of those moments where you *hear* your character in your head. Clear as day, Ash was there - happy and smiling like a fiend, and all because he was with me while we revisited a couple moments from a certain purple-loving performer's sensual turn at the Tokyo stage.

So I thought I'd share the two clips with you - and hope that you would trust me enough to take a look even if it isn't "your thing" - or rather, if Prince isn't your favorite. Because he is one of mine, and he definitely is one of Ash's.

1) "The Question of U" - seriously sensual, beautiful, erotic and amazing (the man can make a guitar sing and cry at the same time) - this is probably my absolute favorite live performance clip of Prince - ever. I've remembered it for over 16 years, and finding it again was a gift. (Yes, this song was on Ash's soundtrack, btw.) This clip is the extended *filthy/dirty* version, too.



2) "Do Me Baby" - THUD. Just complete and utter THUD. Prince crawling over a piano in the almost dark of a red lit stage in front of thousands of fans singing this song - it's fantastic!



Enjoy - I know I did....sighhhhh. :)

hugs

xof

PS - I think "Do Me Baby" is the first of the two songs, and that it immediately leads into him doing "The Question of U." Just an FYI if you wanted to watch them in that order, instead.

ETA - So you can hear and enjoy "The Question Of U" and "Do Me Baby" for yourselves - I've uploaded them both to my File Front page so that you can download them!!! Found HERE!!! (This version of "The Question of U" has WAYYYY better audio quality than the YouTube clip above.)
I tell you, posting to LJ lately is like yelling in the dark without even your echo for company these days. Grrr....

Anyway - on the off chance that someone's out there...lol.

I'm still...uhm - fiddling with that story. The sequel to Encompassed. Still not fast, but slowing getting there. And it made me think about the Ashton and Declan soundtracks I posted over a year back. You see, I've very much had those two men on my mind. As you'll see... But one day while surfing on youtube - I had one of those moments where you *hear* your character in your head. Clear as day, Ash was there - happy and smiling like a fiend, and all because he was with me while we revisited a couple moments from a certain purple-loving performer's sensual turn at the Tokyo stage.

So I thought I'd share the two clips with you - and hope that you would trust me enough to take a look even if it isn't "your thing" - or rather, if Prince isn't your favorite. Because he is one of mine, and he definitely is one of Ash's.

1) "The Question of U" - seriously sensual, beautiful, erotic and amazing (the man can make a guitar sing and cry at the same time) - this is probably my absolute favorite live performance clip of Prince - ever. I've remembered it for over 16 years, and finding it again was a gift. (Yes, this song was on Ash's soundtrack, btw.) This clip is the extended *filthy/dirty* version, too.



2) "Do Me Baby" - THUD. Just complete and utter THUD. Prince crawling over a piano in the almost dark of a red lit stage in front of thousands of fans singing this song - it's fantastic!



Enjoy - I know I did....sighhhhh. :)

hugs

xof

PS - I think "Do Me Baby" is the first of the two songs, and that it immediately leads into him doing "The Question of U." Just an FYI if you wanted to watch them in that order, instead.

ETA - So you can hear and enjoy "The Question Of U" and "Do Me Baby" for yourselves - I've uploaded them both to my File Front page so that you can download them!!! Found HERE!!! (This version of "The Question of U" has WAYYYY better audio quality than the YouTube clip above.)
Brace yourself...hehe. It's prezzie time!!!! The following "projects" were done with full and deep felt thanks to [livejournal.com profile] wannabebrit - they were inspired by her love and friendship, and are dedicated to her for her enthusiasm for my original characters - Declan Rai and Ashton Forster. Happy birthday, lady!

A little backstory (please read) -

Read more... )

The Prezzies - Two fanmixes featuring 33 songs that tell the "story" of the last ten years of Declan/Ashton. One from each man's perspective, inspired by and dedicated to his love of the other. Each highly colored by their personalities (as I know them to be in my head...lol), their likes, loves and their fears. And finally, by their devotion and committment, each for and to the other. (((I strongly encourage those not familiar with these characters and their "special" connection/committment to read the story mentioned above. This fanmix, these song choices and my comments below will make MUCH more sense when you do....lol.)))


Gift No. 1 - The Declan Fanmix entitled "N-U-I-N" - artwork by the luvly talented [livejournal.com profile] piper47 (MANY THANKS for your beautiful artwork!)

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Tracks & Download Links:
Read more... )

Gift No. 2 - The Ashton Fanmix entitled "Evermore" - artwork by the luvly talented [livejournal.com profile] piper47 (MANY THANKS for your beautiful artwork!)

Image hosted by Photobucket.com Image hosted by Photobucket.com

Tracks & Download Links:
Read more... )

Lady - I truly want you to have a wonderful birthday, on Monday...lol. (She's getting this post over a day early so she can enjoy it over the weekend.) I hope you enjoy this musical look into their hearts and minds; the songs and lyrics where chosen to reflect each man intimately. You may have heard some of these songs a hundred times, but I tried to create mixes that were "them" and the result proved rather ecclectic...lol. So promise me you'll BLAST IT!!! That's always a necessity! (And remember that while I've put the songs in chronological order, I find that putting them on shuffle is just as much fun!!)

Happy Birthday!!!

hugs

xof
Brace yourself...hehe. It's prezzie time!!!! The following "projects" were done with full and deep felt thanks to [livejournal.com profile] wannabebrit - they were inspired by her love and friendship, and are dedicated to her for her enthusiasm for my original characters - Declan Rai and Ashton Forster. Happy birthday, lady!

A little backstory (please read) -

Read more... )

The Prezzies - Two fanmixes featuring 33 songs that tell the "story" of the last ten years of Declan/Ashton. One from each man's perspective, inspired by and dedicated to his love of the other. Each highly colored by their personalities (as I know them to be in my head...lol), their likes, loves and their fears. And finally, by their devotion and committment, each for and to the other. (((I strongly encourage those not familiar with these characters and their "special" connection/committment to read the story mentioned above. This fanmix, these song choices and my comments below will make MUCH more sense when you do....lol.)))


Gift No. 1 - The Declan Fanmix entitled "N-U-I-N" - artwork by the luvly talented [livejournal.com profile] piper47 (MANY THANKS for your beautiful artwork!)

Image hosted by Photobucket.com Image hosted by Photobucket.com

Tracks & Download Links:
Read more... )

Gift No. 2 - The Ashton Fanmix entitled "Evermore" - artwork by the luvly talented [livejournal.com profile] piper47 (MANY THANKS for your beautiful artwork!)

Image hosted by Photobucket.com Image hosted by Photobucket.com

Tracks & Download Links:
Read more... )

Lady - I truly want you to have a wonderful birthday, on Monday...lol. (She's getting this post over a day early so she can enjoy it over the weekend.) I hope you enjoy this musical look into their hearts and minds; the songs and lyrics where chosen to reflect each man intimately. You may have heard some of these songs a hundred times, but I tried to create mixes that were "them" and the result proved rather ecclectic...lol. So promise me you'll BLAST IT!!! That's always a necessity! (And remember that while I've put the songs in chronological order, I find that putting them on shuffle is just as much fun!!)

Happy Birthday!!!

hugs

xof
If you aren't a member of [livejournal.com profile] fanmix - why not???

It's fabulous!!! Any pairing, any character - fans custom make soundtracks for their favorites, do a couple pics for the front and back cd covers and post them for download using yousendit, etc.

It's a cool place to find music, and to discover new shows, pairings, etc. They have Doctor Who, Will and Grace, QAF, Buffy/Angel, Six Feet Under, Harry Potter fanmixes, just to name a few - and tons of different other shows and movies too.

Just tonight they posted a fanmix for "Brokeback Mountain" - and only the trailer's out!!! lol....

Sooooo, take a chance - join up and enjoy!

hugs

xof
If you aren't a member of [livejournal.com profile] fanmix - why not???

It's fabulous!!! Any pairing, any character - fans custom make soundtracks for their favorites, do a couple pics for the front and back cd covers and post them for download using yousendit, etc.

It's a cool place to find music, and to discover new shows, pairings, etc. They have Doctor Who, Will and Grace, QAF, Buffy/Angel, Six Feet Under, Harry Potter fanmixes, just to name a few - and tons of different other shows and movies too.

Just tonight they posted a fanmix for "Brokeback Mountain" - and only the trailer's out!!! lol....

Sooooo, take a chance - join up and enjoy!

hugs

xof
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