Which leads to this pics explanation. The Wild Card is a Cardverse fanfic by DecemberCamie that I have wholeheartedly fallen in love with. The characterizations are spot on for the guys, the setting is described with just enough detail for you to envision it without overdoing it on the adjectives, and, for me at least, it doesn't fall into the common theme of Alfred and Arthur falling in love because of Arthur being called "Queen" and Alfred becoming (or already is) the "King". There are some good stories out there with that theme (I mean, look at the fandom I'm talking about here...) but it gets tedious reading the same thing all the time, so this one was like a breath of fresh air to me.
Anyway, the pic itself isn't of a particular scene but Alfred is supposed to be dressed in mostly white clothes as he is in a couple of chapters when he attends a gathering in the infamous No-Man's-Land (I can't for the life of me say the name of the city much less spell it so forgive me for not doing so here ). There no one wears the colors of their suit in order to promote fellowship with others rather than division. I couldn't make them all white though...call it artistic license for lack of a better phrase but I felt shades of whites, grays, and neutrals would work out as well (or maybe I'm just afraid of white on white...who knows, lol). Now the background...*sigh* I'm not that satisfied with it, I'll be honest. I initially couldn't find a good pose for him and the rest I just figured out as I went along. But I wanted to do some kind of background with a setting rather than a random graphic backdrop and I am proud of myself for at least doing it.
Well, that's enough of me rambling or this will definitely end up waaayyy too long, lol. I encourage everyone to read DecemberCamie's story (as well as her other pieces) and I hope you like my pic as well, my friend It's the best way I know how to thank you for sharing it with us here!
APH and America (c) Hidekaz Himeruya
"The Wild Card" (c) DecemberCamie
AWSOMER THAN PRUSSIAN AWSOME SAUCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm pretty sure that actually goes of the awesome chart
(sorry for the late reply!!)
WILD CARD IS MY MOST FAVORITEST FIC I HAVE EVAR READ! BAH BAH BAH!! I LOVE THIS!
And I agree on it's epicness, this pic wouldn't exist if that wasn't so XD
Thanks for the fave and the watch too!
Sorry for this reply being so late!
And I've never read a Cardverse fic because all the ones I've seen involve pairings, so I shall definitely be checking this one out. 8D
And that's why it's one of my top favs I like it when someone goes a different route in this fandom, lol.
BTW, is it bad that I can understand what they guys on "Swamp People" are saying without the subtitles?
LOL no, as random a question as that is, I wouldn't think so. XD I mean sometimes I get a little miffed when they do subtitle someone with a Cajun accent because I'm like "I understood that just fine! What's wrong with the rest of you?" But all it really means is you've been around the accent enough to understand it
Anyway, about the pic, it looks like a coverart! Have I ever told you how much I love cover art? 8D I love the way the clothes are drawn and shaded, but my favorite parts are the Spade and Heart designs. They look like you made them yourself.
I sent her a link to this pic too so I'm hoping she likes it
Thanks and yes, I did the Spade and Heart myself But I wish I could've cleaned them up a little more. I wanted to do them in Illustrator so they'd be a lot smoother and cleaner but the image I scanned wouldn't load right so I had to improvise in Photoshop And I'm well aware of your cover art love I may do a scene next if I can pick a good one
Oh of course she will, hon. How could anyone NOT like your artwork?
Welcome! No prob, they look fine. A scene from this fic? Cool. Got any particular ones in mind?
Lol, I always say that, I can't help it! I'm not one automatically assume someone will like something, just not in my nature, I guess.
Not really, there are so many good ones though it's hard to choose
Definitely. I have enough trouble navigating everything on dA as it is. Plus, I can easily read FF.net stuff on my mobile.
I'm still discovering how to do stuff here if that's even possible, lol Yeah it's setup definitely works well for cell phones, unlike dA's which makes me wonder why I still do it, lol.
I am curious, though, if you have any other really good Hetalia fanfic recs? Preferably with America and England as the main characters? (Sorry, I just like to read stories from their POVs.) It would be great. I don't care if it's slash or not, either. Not that you have to give me any recommendations if you don't want to.