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I co-author the webcomic Namesake. This Tumblr is the unashamed fandom side of me.

Favorites: Doctor Who (Disclaimer - there are a LOT of Doctor/River feels) • Sherlock • Downton Abbey • J.D. Robb's "In Death" series • Slayers • Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

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Hello, all! We’re getting reports from some readers that they’ve been unable to access the site since the middle of last month. Namesake is not on hiatus, and there are no plans for one. 

This is the most recent page posted this morning: "Electricity."

If you are having issues, please message me or Isa with how you’re accessing the comic and the last update you saw. Thank you!


Somebody has a date with a lint roller.


Warrick & Emma from one of my favorite webcomics: Namesake.

I like to think they’re both terrible at video games.

Canon: Fred trumps them all at Mario Kart. He has an excellent Luigi death stare.


Ohohoho that sexy Warrick from Namesake! If you didn’t read it yet, just go. Namesake is a web comic, is free! XD

Oh my stars, that is gorgeous.


This has been on my mind for a long time.  Emma from secondlina and savvyliterate's​​ Namesake and Emma from Once Upon A Time, both with fairy-tale worlds, both with distinct epic stories.  Finally threw this together, because YEAH THEY NEEDED TO TEAM UP OR SOMETHING

This is also a nice break from some other Namesake fan art I hope to finish next week alongside drawing homework and comic making WOOOOOO :)

This is pretty awesome! I haven’t seen much OUAT, but Emma’s my favorite out of that cast.


107 - heart-thumping feeling

just because the prompt has the word heart in it doesn’t mean oh I already drew it there we go


13th of inktober, back to webcomic appreciation :)

Today’s pick: Namesake by secondlina and savvyliterate
brilliantly put together story, and kick ass main character. I’m a fan of fairytales and stories that go into other worlds and this comic covers both. It makes me really happy <3

This is so beautiful!

deanrexal reblogged your post So here’s essentially part 2 to my Su… and added:

Would you like a Blanket for the Alex Kingston shock?

I am wrapped in a fuzzy blanket! I actually need to leave its nurturing cocoon to get ready for work. 

So here’s essentially part 2 to my Sunday NYCC experience. You can see part 1 here, which is really just my stunned happy photo

A little history here. I normally don’t get caught up in celebrity culture. I had a bad experience with the Dr. Quinn fandom when I was a teenager that tainted how I viewed a show and fandom that was a key influence in my life. I’ve never had a favorite actress before. I’ve had one favorite actor - Joe Lando when I was a teenager. I fell in line with saying I liked this person or that, but I didn’t actively seek out their back catalog. I fangirled more over writers than actors. 

But when I got back into Doctor Who in 2011, and I got into the Doctor/River side of the fandom, I met so many really nice fans of Alex Kingston herself. And those fans enticed me to dive into her catalog. So over the next couple of years, I did just that. I watched Upstairs, Downstairs, Moll Flanders and Hope Springs (yes, I still have a lot more I need to see, but I’m working on it) and listened to audiobooks of Rebecca, the Angel’s Kiss and Antony and Cleopatra. I saw gifsets of ER. I read interviews and friends got to meet her at cons in Florida and Australia. That all culminated in seeing Macbeth in June. 

I have my heroes. They’re authors and show creators and comic writers and marching band directors and my mom. That list didn’t include actors/actresses until last year. I got to meet two of my heroes on Sunday, and it was amazing.

More under the cut, but if you want the tl;dr version - Gail Simone is awesome and Alex Kingston is amazing, outstanding and really that nice

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Summary: No matter how he loves her now or how much he says the good memories make up for all the bad, none of it was enough to make him remember. He chose to forget her and nothing will ever be able to make that right.

Rating: M

A/N: Last installment:)

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I don't know where to properly ask this question, but I figure this is just as good as anywhere else? I am just curious how someone like me would even fit into the Namesake universe; me being a person who doesn't really have a name. I spent a long time trying to find a name I identified with (since I was 5) and eventually gave up and settled for something to just use for convenience sake and really nothing else (which was 3 years ago; I'm 27). I don't really have a "real" name as far as I know.
savvyliterate savvyliterate Said:

In chapter 20, you’re going to be introduced to a lot of people who don’t have a “real” name and that fit into the Namesake universe. Doctors and pub owners and people who help out inside and outside Calliope. Not everyone who works with Calliope are Namesakes.

Names are really elusive things. When you know you’re searching for your real name, it’s a thing that is just constantly out of reach. It doesn’t want to reveal itself to you, but it is there. Then one day, whether you’re 5 or 50, you come across a single word and you know that’s your true name.

You have a place in the Namesake universe, no matter what. You may not be traveling worlds, but you could be writing about them. You could be a mentor or a librarian. There’s other magic beyond Namesake magic. You could be fighting ghosts or healing. There is always a place for you in this universe.

And I know you’re going to find your true name one day. *hugs*

OK, folks. Basic etiquette. If you’re reblogging an obviously happy photo of someone posing with their favorite actress/actor, don’t say how much you hate the characters they portray, because thanks to XKit, there’s a good chance the OP may see it. Then she’ll roll her eyes at you and wonder why the hell you bothered reblogging it in the first place.

dragonofthesky replied to your post: “So this just happened.”:

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh you lucky luckerson. Gail Simone’s autograph too? These are things that are excellent :l

And I gave her copies of Namesake!