Category: swan queen

SQ Supernova III: Artist Interview with Ariest…

mippippippi:

Interview with @ariestess

and their work for

Sadder But Wiser: A Swan Queen Fanmix

What is your favorite medium to work with?

I have a lifelong love of music, so fanmixes are totally my jam. Pun entirely intended.

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 a bit of both usually, though in this case, I created the fanmix first.

Which part of the creative process you enjoy the most?

I love going through my massive music collection [and praise Spotify and YouTube for mostly having what I’m missing in my personal collection] and finding what works. Sometimes a song or an artist will just automatically stand out, and other times, it’s like a treasure hunt to sift through things and wait for inspiration to strike.

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

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sqsupernova: Art Spotlight: Sadder But Wiser: …

sqsupernova:

Art Spotlight: Sadder But Wiser: A Swan Queen Fanmix by @ariestess !

The plot is brilliant, and the way you show it with the cover art for the fanmix shines through. I liked how you separated each part of their lives with songs that set the tone and ambience of it, how the lyrics lend a hand to telling a story that is both chilling, and filled with hope…The cover art is great! Emma eyeing Regina on the bottom right is most likely my favorite shot of the two of them on it; great choices for younger versions of them a foster kids…The music mix is a great balance of turbulent and harmonious that, after reading the story then listening to the songs, fits well with their upbringing as well as their reunion years later. Also it’d be a great mix to play on a road trip so bonus there 🙂   Thanks for sharing your creativity here for Supernova. Best wishes to you… AHHH okay so let me start by saying that i am so high key about this story as a concept. it’s the kind of thing that I wouldn’t have thought about, but then see and I’m like BUT OF COURSE! seriously i am already just !!! and i haven’t listened to your fanmix yet. okay so NOW I’m listening and my !!! is being raised like, ten more exclamation points per song. seriously I am so jdjdjdnksk i love the way you broke it into the three segments. i really was feeling all the past songs, and the vibe they gave off absolutely made me think of young roni and emma. then THE LAST ONE “love me tender” has me so emotional wow. and then all the interim tracks like, nailed in all the feels. the now tracks are so good too, really representing how emma and roni would be navigating the situation. seriously you’ve picked such perfect songs, I’m blown away. the way you’ve organized the fanmix is incredible, because it flows well both with the sound and also the mood and also the storyline you structured. they all fit in a full story arc but then have their own mini arcs in each section. it’s such a complete range of feelings and i really like it. and then also i love the pictures you chose to include in your edits!! those were also perfect choices. you did so great overall! thanks for making this!!…Great artwork! It really tells the story. And I love the playlist. Each song has something that fits perfectly.

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sqsupernova: Today, we spotlight Sadder But Wi…

sqsupernova:

Today, we spotlight Sadder But Wiser!

Bounty hunter Emma Swan has come to Storybrooke looking for a thief named Eva Queen. What she doesn’t realize is that this is nothing but an elaborate prank by Zelena, sister to Regina Mills. When Emma finally meets Regina (who now goes by the name of Roni), she discovers a long lost friend who refuses to acknowledge her. Emma and Regina are now forced to sit down and have a painful heart to heart about past decisions, the effects of which have altered several lives.

This short but sweet fic by @blackbyakko succeeds in both comedy and angst, all the while staying true to the characters of Emma and Regina. It is accompanied by a truly spectacular artwork by @ariestess who nails the perfect swan queen playlist!

Have your own favorite quotes from “Sadder But Wiser”? Want to make a rec post or related artwork? Submit the post or a link to us and we’ll add it to our spotlight!

Sadder But Wiser A Swan Queen fanmix By A. M…

Sadder But Wiser

A Swan Queen fanmix

By A. Magiluna Stormwriter (ariestess)

Listen to the fanmix on Playmoss or YouTube
Read the background on the creation of this fanmix here
Read the fic inspired by this fanmix here

Rewrite the Stars A Swan Queen fanmix By A. …

Rewrite the Stars

A Swan Queen fanmix

By A. Magiluna Stormwriter (ariestess)

Listen to the fanmix on Playmoss or YouTube
Read the background on the creation of this fanmix here
Read the fic inspired by this fanmix here

And that’s a wrap!

sqsupernova:

With that last reveal, SQ Supernova III: Written in the Stars is now COMPLETE! Over the last 48 days, we have revealed:

  • 230 fics and art
  • in 121 reveal posts
  • encompassing 190 images,
  • 3 fanmixes,
  • 8 fanvids,
  • and 3.8 million words – 
  • all from 135 creators!

This year’s SQSN was twice as prolific as last year’s, and we are just so glad to see the enthusiasm from every corner of fandom – tweets, reblogs, and especially comments! 

Don’t forget that our Comments Contest runs until January 14th, and all commenters are entered to win the 2nd and 3rd place prizes, with the grand prize going to the person who leaves the most comments by then!

You can see all the works from this year’s reveals in the AO3 collection, or in the Tumblr tag SQSN III Reveals, to make sure you haven’t missed any. 

We’re going to take a quick break now to rest our tired brains, but the Spotlights team will be up soon to start giving each fic and art the attention it deserves, so be sure to keep an eye out for that. 

And above all – thank you to the artists, authors, betas, cheerleaders, pinch-hitters, and commenters who made this event the joyful celebration of Swan Queen that it was!

sqsupernova:Title: never say die (lovers like …

sqsupernova:

Title: never say
die (lovers like you and me) [art]
Link: Click Here To View and Comment
Artist: lesbrarian
Find them on:
-Twitter:
tinylesbrarian

Title: lovers like
you and me
Link: Click Here To Read and Comment
Author: ariestess
Find them on:
-Twitter:
ariestess69
-Tumblr: @ariestess
Rating: Teen and Up
Warning(s): No
Archive Warnings Apply
Words: 6k
Summary:

The thirty-six hours before their wedding are
trying for Regina and Emma, but ultimately worth it when they can finally
become wives and co-queens, in addition to co-mothers to their three kids: both
Henrys and Hope.

Writers and artists spent months creating the fics and art you
enjoy – it would mean the world to them if you commented to tell them what you
liked! The SQSupernova team is also sponsoring a contest for commenters, and
you can find out more 
here.

sqsupernova: Title: A Happy Beginning [Art]Lin…

sqsupernova:

Title: A Happy
Beginning [Art]
Link: Click Here To View and Comment
Artist: GlassMenagerie
Find them on:
-Twitter:
regalxty
-Tumblr: @trinadeckers

Title: Surprise!
It’s a Girl!
Link: Click Here To Read and Comment
Author: ariestess
Find them on:
-Twitter:
ariestess69
-Tumblr: @ariestess
Rating: Teen and Up
Warning(s): No
Archive Warnings Apply
Words: 6k
Summary:

In the aftermath of being crowned the Good Queen
of the United Realms, Regina’s entire world is rocked to its foundation at
Emma’s revelation.

“Magic was involved,” she replies just
as softly. “I don’t have all the details, but Hope is your daughter, our
daughter.”

Writers and artists spent months creating the fics and art you
enjoy – it would mean the world to them if you commented to tell them what you
liked! The SQSupernova team is also sponsoring a contest for commenters, and
you can find out more 
here.

sqsupernova:Title: Sadder But Wiser: A Swan Qu…

sqsupernova:

Title: Sadder But
Wiser: A Swan Queen Fanmix
Link: Click Here To View and Comment
Artist: ariestess
Find them on:
-Twitter:
ariestess69
-Tumblr: @ariestess

Title: Sadder but
Wiser
Link: Click Here To Read and Comment
Author: Black_Byakko
Find them on:
-Tumblr: @blackbyakko
Rating: General
Audiences
Warning(s): Creator
Chose Not to Use Archive Warnings
Words: 5k
Summary:

You make mistakes in life, some small, some
large, but all of which will come back to haunt you in the end. Will you learn
from them or let them destroy you?

Writers and artists spent months creating the fics and art you
enjoy – it would mean the world to them if you commented to tell them what you
liked! The SQSupernova team is also sponsoring a contest for commenters, and
you can find out more 
here.

Switch – A Magiluna Stormwriter (ariestess) – …

Switch – A Magiluna Stormwriter (ariestess) – Once Upon a Time (TV) [Archive of Our Own]:

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Once Upon a Time (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Evil Queen | Regina Mills/Emma Swan
Characters: Evil Queen | Regina Mills, Emma Swan
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe – Canon Divergence, Established Relationship, Light BDSM, Attempt at Humor, Mild Language, Swearing, Kinktober 2018
Series: Part 5 of Kinktober2018
Summary:

“Wait. Regina, I was just kidding.”

She smirks and quirks an eyebrow. “Is that so? It certainly didn’t sound that way when you practically dared me to get in touch with my darker side again.”