Jul. 14th, 2012

cmshaw: Homestuck: Roxy sips a classy martini under the words "Your breasts are an ocean" (Your breasts are an ocean)
Taking a Fall: Illustrated fic by Team Dirk <3 Equius
This is an amazing story about Equius being gently yet firmly led to the admission that he really wants to be submissive to Dirk. It's sweet and caring and everything that's perfect about Dirk being the best top Equius could ask for.

Untitled: Art by Team Terezi <3 Vriska
Seven reversible heart cards for Vriska and Terezi, in different styles. I am amazed by the Queen of Hearts -- a card of Terezi as thrown together by Vriska while pretending she doesn't care -- and the Six of Hearts -- a card of Terezi upright and reversed, before and after the Thief's justice.

Untitled: Fic by Team Equius <3 Eridan
In which Eridan is a clever dickhead and Equius is a bit stodgy, and they both love it. What I really love about this one is how much they've grown up while still being so very recognizable from their teenaged selves.

Denudation: Illustrated Fic by Team Karkat <3 Sollux
And this one has two teenaged boys being so, so stupid in order to impress each other. Karkat and Sollux are definitely acting their age here.

never kissed goodbye (the love of our lives): Fic by Team Dave <3 Rose <3 Terezi
This one had some impressively laid out worldbuilding for a short story! And some impressive characterization built up, especially in how the threesome is so clear from the interactions between only two of the three.

The Chance to Abscond: Fic/Art by Team Grand Highblood <3< Summoner
It's the human troll side of the legendary revolutionary who, it turns out, really is all that and more. This is a love story about the politics and the people both, and it reads like the sexy part of a really fantastic adventure novel.

Untitled: Art by Team Sollux <> Terezi
Incredibly detailed art of Sollux and Terezi all dolled up for a casino night. They look highly dapper and pleased with themselves, as they always should.

And some brief mentions:
* Know when to fold, boys. (Art/watercolor: Eridan <3 Feferi <3 Sollux <3< Eridan) -- Adorable!
* Says the Dragon to the Mama Cat (Comic: Nepeta <3 Terezi) -- Also adorable!
* Game of Gods (Fic/Art: Jade <3 Rose) -- Gods as kids, kids as gods
* And somewhere in the darkness the gambler, he broke even (Illustrated Fic: Rose <3 Roxy) -- Brilliant, even though it didn't sell me on the <3
* seize the fucking day (Fic/Art: Dave <3 Rose) -- Beautiful and tragic
* How to Cheat at Cards for Fun and Profit (Fic/Art: Aradia <> Sollux) -- Shenanigans on fantastic display
* Good cards. Best deck. (Art: Jade <3 Karkat) -- Another cool set of cards
* Blight of my Life (Illustrated Fic: John <3 Karkat) -- Cool AU in which John & Karkat are exactly themselves anyway
* Untitled (Art: Meenah <3 Roxy) -- Yeah, they totally would
* In which Vriska and John are secret agents and infiltrate a casino on a mission that is originally supposed to be a scouting one, but turns into much more and concludes with the two of them becoming moirails (Art/Fic: John <> Vriska) -- Delightful caper!