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SQ Supernova III: Artist Interview with Ariest…

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Interview with @Ariestess

and their work for

Rewrite the Stars

What is your favorite medium to work with?

I am primarily a fanmixer, but I dabble in Zentangle, watercolor, and bad manps, too.

When you are choosing a story do you base your choice on the snippet/summary alone or are you looking for a certain type of story?

It’s kind of a feeling I get, I suppose. I love to read the snippets/summaries for ideas. I don’t really search for any specific type/genre because I like the ideas to flow in my head for music, rather than have a rigid mindset, if that makes any sense. I don’t go in thinking “I want to use this kind of music, so I’ll only look for things that fit that.” Nope, I go in with the idea of “What’s going to perk up my interest or my muses’ interest” and then go from there.

Which part of the creative process you enjoy the most?

Honestly? I think it’s the part where I start to really pull everything together. Narrowing down the songs, refining the order, getting it to gel in my mind until the muses go quiet because they’re pleased.

What was the most challenging thing you faced while doing this particular art?

I knew I needed to include the song “Rewrite the Stars”,

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sqsupernova: Art Spotlight: Rewrite the Stars …

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Art Spotlight: Rewrite the Stars by @ariestess!

Ooh, it’s a bit like a CD case huh (not sure if anyone still uses those) with the tracklist on the back. Interesting idea…I absolutely loved this! YOU ARE SO GOOD AT FANMIXESespecially considering music played such a big role in the story. i LOVE that you did a fanmix for it, and i’m really glad for this matchup…like seriously i don’t think you could have chosen more fitting songsFantastic job! Thanks for sharing!…Your cover for the fanmix album is great with the choices you’ve made in the pic of Emma and of Regina; Emma looks like she’s trying to hold it together while Regina’s facial expression is of pure love she is trying to contain (and failing to contain). I imagine that Emma as being the one who is finally free of Hook and hesitant about her feelings for Regina out of fear they will not be reciprocated...seriously you never fail to wow me with your fanmixes. thank you so much for this one!!

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sqsupernova: Today, we spotlight Rewrite the …

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Today, we spotlight Rewrite the Stars!

This confident and ambitious debut by @WrittenInTheSwanQueenStars is a rollercoaster of a read that really will continue surprising you right until the last chapter, sprinkled with hilarious and true-to-life moments as our favourite dorks stumble around their true feelings. We follow Emma and Regina in a post-finale world: Emma is married to Hook, and she and Regina meet once a fortnight for a catch-up. It’s during one of these girls’ nights that Regina first begins to suspect the depth of the unhappiness that Emma has found in her so-called happily ever after. With Regina a steadfast and steady friend by her side, and with the help of a playlist of songs that remind her of her own strength – skillfully mirrored in the accompanying playlist and artwork by @ariestess​ – Emma begins to learn who she is outside of the confines of an unhappy relationship. But with the whole town, including Emma’s own family, invested in Emma and Hook’s relationship, can Emma truly be free of her “Happy Beginning”? And when a series of curveballs and shock twists threaten to pull apart Emma and Regina’s foundations, can they open their hearts to a new kind of happiness?

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She meets my gaze again, a tear slipping down her cheek. When I reach out to wipe away that tear, she leans into my touch. “I think you know the answer to that, Regina.” Her voice is husky, tugging at my suddenly racing heart.

Surprise! It’s a Girl! by @ariestess

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Rave Reviews for Surprise! It’s a Girl! by @ariestess!

wow love this!! … Beautifully written and equally beautiful story content! You captured the characters so well, the content was perfect, I envisioned it all clearly as if I were watching it on screen and I’m emotional after reading it … This was so soft omg I needed that. I loved it … This story put a huge smile on my face. I enjoyed it so much!! … ahh omg i already love your approach to this. This was so wonderful! … Yes!! I can’t get enough of Hope Swan-Mills! This story was precious and oh-so satisfying … Aww that was sweet and adorable!! … I enjoyed the story. It made me smile.

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sqsupernova: Art Spotlight: A Happy Beginning…

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Art Spotlight: A Happy Beginning [Art] by Glass Menagerie


I love this so much! The three of them look so happy and peaceful…it was a very beautiful moment … awwwww so cute and lovely. I ’m in love with it … I still love this art so much. Thank you for creating it … GAHHH THIS IS SO FRICKIN CUTE i love that you decided to draw what is basically the cutest scene EVER like GAH. i love hope’s chubby cheeks omg. and emma and regina look so HAPPY. what a cute af family omg … This is so precious! I can’t get enough of Hope Swan-Mills! … This is so adorable!! It’s everything I ever needed and more!

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“You want to tell me why our younger son has upset you?” She shrugs and shakes her head. “Do I need to pull out the Ms. Swan card?”

“Oh god! You know what that does to me, Regina!”

“Yes, I do, and I’ll keep using it until you lose that damned stubborn streak that you inherited from both of your parents and then so charmingly passed on to our sons. I still haven’t forgiven any of the three of you for that, by the way.”

She laughs, and I can’t help but join her. The movement jostles Hope slightly, and she whimpers, rubbing a hand over her face. Gently shushing her, I rock her back to sleep easily enough, smiling the entire time.

Surprise! It’s a Girl! by @ariestess

Author Post —  ariestess!

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We sat down with @ariestess to talk about Surprise! It’s a Girl!, their process, and their Supernova adventure!

What inspired your story?

I absolutely fell in love with @trinadeckers’ artwork and the possibilities it offered. I knew I wanted to do something post-series finale, given what everyone was wearing in the artwork, but I couldn’t quite decide on a specific plan of action for a while. It was a close call, but I finally came up with an idea that the muses and I really liked, so we wrote like the wind so to speak. LOL I love exploring Regina as a mother in general, and this whole idea of a magic baby without Regina being the one pregnant just makes me smile for some reason.

How do you form your stories? Do you outline beforehand or write by the seat of your pants? Do you write linearly or out of order?

I’m a plantser, aka I usually have a rough idea of where I want the fic to end, but little to no firm details along the way. With this fic, all I knew was that I wanted Regina to learn she was Hope’s other parent and that she would get together with Emma by the end of the fic. I knew I wouldn’t answer every question Regina would have about the whole process, but that’s the beauty of fanfic, isn’t it?

What in your fic are you most proud of?

There are a couple things.

First is “Operation Make Ma Smile Again” and the whole thing of adult Henry still doing his operations like the little boy we watched grow up in canon. As I wrote it, I could see the gleam in his eyes and that mischievous smile, especially as he explained who all was involved in the operation. Oh! And the whole thing with him worrying about whether or not Regina would fireball his ass. I couldn’t help myself with that bit. LOL

Related to this first point is the whole “"I love your wife, but she needs to stay the hell away from my chocolate silk pie.”“ bit. I cackled so hard when I wrote that whole bit between Regina and Henry. I could see and hear Regina saying it to Henry, as well as his reaction. As I said in a comment on the fic, all of my Reginas are closet snobby chocoholics and absolutely go crazy for chocolate silk pie.

The other big part I’m proud of is the way Regina realizes how much she wants this chance with Emma and Hope, despite how many times Emma gives her an out. It was just a wonderful way of letting her start to sort through her feelings about both motherhood and a relationship with Emma. I’ve always loved to delve into Regina’s thought processes in general, and this gave me ample opportunities.

Is there anything you’d change now?

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My Emma?

“Mom, you’re getting that scary Evil Queen look right now, and it’s still weird enough to see that look on Queenie Mom’s face. I don’t want to see it on yours. Just– Just talk to Ma?”

Surprise! It’s a Girl! by @ariestess

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He sighs softly. “I’m not sure I should even be telling you this, but you really need to make the time to talk to Ma. She could really use you right now.”

“Will you please–”

“Look, I’m just gonna say it like this. Operation Make Ma Smile Again needs to take priority, okay?”

The mention of another of his operations is both comforting and terrifying as hell. That Emma is the subject of his operation makes it even more terrifying, and my heart clenches painfully. “Just tell me what’s going on, Henry. Please?”

Surprise! It’s a Girl! by @ariestess