Time and a crayon

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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Ehh!… Between screwing up the queue thing on Tumblr and my wasting the time off, I’m actually back at work. Sorry to say, this time I don’t bring that much of an update on the Namesake figures. They’re more recognizable now… right? 



ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-cH-CH CHERRY BOMB

I was spamming that song last night while doing Namesake stuff. What a happy coincidence!


FINALLY caught up on Namesake, after starting it two years ago and falling behind and…….. not catching up bc I’m an idiot

Armor ref from here, also featuring a brush by loish which is probably my favourite brush now



This was meant to be a quick warm up, but it turned into a comic that I’ve wanted to draw for a while. This is something that is extremely important to me, and I appreciate it if you read it.

A while ago, I heard a story that broke my heart. A family went a cat shelter to adopt. The daughter fell in love with a 3-legged cat. The father straight up said “absolutely not”. Because he was missing a leg. That cat was that close to having a family that loved him, but the missing leg held him back. Why?!

Many people have the initial instinct of “nope” when they see an imperfect animal. I get it, but less-adoptable does NOT mean less loveable. 9 out of 10 people will choose a kitten over an adult cat. And those 10% that would get an adult cat often overlook “different” animals.

All I want people to do is be open to the idea of having a “different” pet in their lives. Choose the pet that you fall in love with, but at least give all of them a fair shot at winning your heart.

Don’t dismiss them, they deserve a loving home just as much as any other cat. They still purr, they still love a warm lap, they still play, they still love you. Trust me, next time you are in the market for a new kitty, just go over to that one cat that’s missing an eye and see what he’s all about!

Let me tell to you a thing.

This is Lenore. I first saw her in a little cage at the Petco I frequent (I used to take my parents’ dog in for puppy play time), and she looked like the grouchiest, old, crotchety cat in the world, and I fell instantly in love. She was cranky, she was anti-social, hanging out at the back of her cage. Her fur was matted because she wouldn’t let the groomers near her.

She was perfect.

But I didn’t have a place for her. I wasn’t living in my own space yet, and where I was, I wasn’t allowed cats. So I pressed my face to the bars of her cage and I promised that if no one had adopted her by the time I’d bought a house, I would come back for her.

I visited her every week for over six months while I looked for a house. At one point, they had to just shave her entire rear-end because the mats of fur were so bad. They told me she clawed the heck outta the groomer that did it, screamed the entire time, and spent the next two days growling at anyone that came near the cage.

A couple of weeks later, I closed on my house. I went back and I got an employee, and I said: “That one. I need that cat.”

They got the paperwork and the lady who ran the rescue that was bringing the cats in told me that Lenore (at the time, Lila) was 8 years old, had been owned by an elderly lady who had died, and brought in to a different rescue, who’d had her for six months on top of the time I’d been seeing her at Petco.

This kitty had been living in a 3x3’ cube for over a YEAR because she was older and “less adoptable.”

I signed the paperwork, put her in a cat carrier, and drove her to my new home. I had pretty much nothing; a bed, an old couch, a couple of bookcases, and a tank of mice I called “Cat TV”. I let her out of the carrier and onto my bed, and I told her “I told you I would come back for you when I had a place. It’s not much, but it’s yours too now.”

Lenore spent the next three days straight purring non-stop. She followed me around the house purring. Sat next to me purring. Slept next to me purring. Leaning into every touch, purring, purring, always purring. She still purrs if you so much as think about petting her. She’s amazing, and I love her.

So, you know, if you’re thinking about adopting, and you see a beast that others consider “less adoptable,” think about Lenore.

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You’ve touched so many lives, saved so many people. Did you think when your time came you’d really have to do more than just ask? You’ve decided that the universe is better off without you. But the universe doesn’t agree.”

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My car > your car.



oh would you look at that, I uh. my hand slipped. several hundred times

So … this makes Selva Nebula? Anlise has to be Groot. It works with the poppies growing out of her head. Hercilia has to be Rocket Raccoon. HAS TO BE.


Just (FINALLY) saw Guardians of the Galaxy (been wanting to for weeks but work/anthology/comic stuff made it impossible). It was awesome. Also I have a mighty need to draw Warrick and Emma as Gamora and Quill.

"Oz? Like Australia? Wait… the road is yellow… oh, hell no."

favorite webcomics  3/?  Namesake by Isabelle Melançon and Megan Lavey-Heaton


{Female Character Meme} || A female character in a scifi/supernatural show

River Song || Doctor Who

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Hello, makeyourdeduction here.

After seeing the interview where Moffat said that the people behind Sherlock never check Tumblr because we were all “tremendously cross” at them, a few people decided to get together to buy them all a bouquet of flowers to let them know how much we appreciate them.

As a side project to that I set this up, a place where we can all express our gratitude to them for what they do.

So if you appreciate what they do and want to let them know, please send in an ask telling us what you love about Sherlock or its creators. Alternatively, submit something to us if you would like to send in photos or edits or something longer.

We’re going to send them the blog at some point to show them that Tumblr isn’t all bad and that we do really love them, so I would love to see as many submissions as possible!

In the meantime, I would really appreciate anyone who is good with photoshop to make a banner or something for the blog because I can barely get my head around paint and I think the creators of Sherlock deserve something better than the mess I created.

Thank you in advance to everyone who submits something to this blog, I really appreciate it and know that Moffat etc. will as well.

I created this blog in light of the flower project [x] that’s going around and hope to show them that tumblr loves them through actually creating a blog based around our gratitude for them. 

Please, please send in something you love about Sherlock or are grateful for, I would appreciate it so much and I know they would too.

I’m going to try and get them to see the url either along with or after the flowers so they actually see it too!

Thanks in advance guys, I really love you all.

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#me in class when i get the answer wrong

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#me in class when i get the answer wrong

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I will never finish this


I downloaded FireAlpaca and it’s better than Gimp for the lines and brushes, the only thing I miss is that one thing to melt colors I use it all the time with gimp uhmf

anyway have a grumpy wicked baby frog, Warrick the Spoon!

you can read Namesake here!

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