final fantasy vii world map and towns
i wanted the FF7 world map as my wallpaper and couldn’t really find anything like this— i started this image in 2008, working on it every so often till i finished it last night, painting each continent and town in the order that you visit them. it was really fun, and kind of felt like playing the game again!
i wanna thank Ficedula for making the reeve map viewer program that allowed me to get the reference i needed for this project *u*
if you wanna use it as wallpaper, please enjoy! :D (the wallpaper versions also have close-ups of the pixel towns as borders, since you can really only see them in the 7000 pixel-wide version…ahaha)
1920x1200 - http://pics.livejournal.com/ahvia/pic/00008drq
1280x800 - http://pics.livejournal.com/ahvia/pic/000096yb
borderless plain map - http://pics.livejournal.com/ahvia/pic/0000ar31
Words do not describe how much I absolutely LOVE this.
x_X I want to stare at it ALL DAY.
I’m going to be so unproductive … D:
12:33 pm • 23 May 2013 • 365 notes
the story of the fire hydrant and the cactus
There is a fire hydrant by a road in the middle of a desert.
Every day, a red pick-up truck drives past it. On its dash sits a tiny, potted cactus. The cactus looks at the fire hydrant in wonder.
Why is there a fire hydrant alone in the desert? The cactus wants to ask the driver, but it’s just a cactus. It cannot stop the truck, or ask the driver to slow down even a little bit. Every day, the pick-up drives away into the desert haze.
Because the cactus can’t speak and because the driver won’t, the cactus becomes lonely and starts to shrivel up just a little.
Today, the driver of the pick-up is getting sick and tired of the wilted cactus. The driver, on a whim, rolls down the window and tosses the cactus out of the vehicle as it passes the fire hydrant. Like every other day, the truck drives away without looking back.
The cactus lies in the dust, abandoned, sad that its first meeting with the hydrant is as a withered, wasted vessel.
The hydrant, which has always been alone and useless, feels like it understands the cactus just a little bit.
Maybe the cactus can be my friend, thinks the unthinking hydrant.
So the fire hydrant erupts in a watery blast, showering the little potted cactus. The cactus has never felt this way before, all green and muddy and new. It grows straight through its tiny little pot and into the dirt and, in its joy, it grows around the fire hydrant so that it won’t be alone anymore.
They are glad to be together, and long after the truck and its driver stop moving somewhere out in the desert, the fire hydrant and the cactus keep growing.
10:20 am • 14 April 2013 • 4 notes
oh noes, everyone’s so skeeert! Or something. Actually, I have no idea what’s going on here.
oc’s - mith, jein, peri
don’t talk to me about their awful names
7:07 pm • 10 April 2013 • 1 note
I’m so excited - I started a RedBubble account. :3 This is my first contribution. Available as a T-Shirt or sticker!
6:31 pm • 1 April 2013 • 46 notes
playing with colors/textures/dresses
10:20 am • 19 March 2013 • 2 notes
oh my god I discovered that icon-maker thing
it’s like a trap
to spare you all, I’ll only post these two
6:23 pm • 18 March 2013 • 1 note
A speedy-ish painting, broken in two because of tumblr. From my story thing.
6:56 pm • 25 February 2013 • 6 notes
Okay, so, like, ten years ago or whatever, I - like just about every other Zelda fangirl/boy on the internets back in those days - had some sort of “epic” OOT rewrite they were either doing or planning to do. One of mine had both Zelda and Malon following Link around. Because. Yeah. So, I found some old notes/outlines for it and got bored and drew the girls as RPG characters or whatever
9:00 am • 5 February 2013 • 9 notes
top: the Orid, the city that gets the most attention so far.
everything else: random sketchy stuff that’s related to Peri & Mith’s story, the last one being concerned primarily with unfortunate relations
Actually, I threw this post together just to have something recorded on 12/12/12. Not gonna lie. Gotta have something ready for the upcoming GREAT CONJUNCTIONNNNN that is, what, the 21st? 22nd? I don’t remember what day the world is supposed to end, lol.
edit: DAMN IT, it’s recorded as the 13th. FML
12:22 am • 13 December 2012 • 10 notes
this has been a chibi evening. oh gawd. I can’t even look at… the star wars one
- han & leia
- neville & luna
- link & malon
- oc’s (jein, peri, mith, arti)
BLAME JILL. ALWAYS BLAME JILL.
10:44 pm • 7 December 2012 • 15 notes
Ethical Gift Giving
My friend, Sylvia, has a nice list of ideas and links for those that want to do something besides sticking a shiny box under a tree this upcoming month.
4:54 pm • 27 November 2012 • 1 note
The View from the Wagon -- A How-To Guide to Chuck Wagon and Dutch Oven Cooking [Kindle Edition]
I wanted to show this to anyone who may be interested . My mother-in-law is a fabulous cook in just about everything she does, but the one place where she absolutely goes to town is in cooking with Dutch Ovens. She developed these skills while feeding 20+ people on a ranch that she was helping to manage, and has been refining her approach for over 24 years now.
She’s finally compiled a cook book, and it offers — in addition to a score of excellent family recipes — methods for maintaining and acquiring dutch ovens, as well as a lot of creative ways to ‘translate’ from cooking with an open fire to cooking with a regular stove/oven. It’s a great resource for beginners and pros alike.
It’s a Kindle book, so it won’t clutter up your kitchen or shelf, and it’s well organized and resourceful. And absolutely delicious. o_O GHADS
8:49 pm • 9 November 2012