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Welcome home, Persephone.
Hey everybody! I wrote a story for Slate’s 12 Panel Pitch. Hwei Lim did such a good job illustrating it!!
Thanks April for writing such an amazingly creepy and intriguing story, and Sasha and James for holding my hand through drawing it!!
I would like to tell you a little story. This is a tale of Lune’s fiddle and how it came to be.
His friend, the Serpent White, lay dying. Of a broken heart, no less, which was how Lune found her.
“Come now you silly thing! However did this come about?”
The serpent did not reply.
“Is there anything I can do for you?” Lune asked again, gentler this time.
“Out in the northern edge of your forest, where it is darkest and densest.. the oldest tree has fallen. I know you used to say you wouldn’t touch it for a new fiddle while the wood yet lives, also for want of a skin good enough to match it. I feel now the time has come that you can have both.”
The fox, alarmed, vehemently refused.
“It would make me happiest if you do this. Lune’Tao, I don’t want to be reborn anymore. You’ve kept me immortalised here in your forest long enough, you selfish creature.”
And this is how the white serpent got her wish to stay by his side at last.
Wizard Of Oz,
a 100 year winter, a Giant Frozen Tin Man, a lion made of Fire, a Scarecrow that transforms into a Crow, and Dorothy with Her Trusty ToTo sword.
This is my vision of a classic tale.
A hypothetical story about a girl who rides a fixed-gear bike, who gets mixed up with a giant robot. I was thinking about what it would be like to see something monumental from a far distance in the dark, the line between a hallucination and objects obscured by atmospheric perspective. I am a big fan of The Iron Giant and FLCL, and “bike porn”—sexy pictures of sweet custom bikes, sexy girl optional.