paynesgrey: Diana (Default)
2020-04-05 10:37 am

Welcome Post! Friends Only



Hello!

This is my personal Dreamwidth journal! Not to be confused with my art journal: [community profile] paynesgrey_art, which is for...well, adding art. And my writing journal, [community profile] paynesgrey_fics for writing, obviously. :-)

This is cross-posting to my LJ and I'll update this with my LJ account when LJ is down or buggy. So, woot!

Please feel to subscribe to me, and I'll get back to you.
paynesgrey: Diana (heroes)
2017-07-28 07:47 am

Heroes and Inuyasha Fiction Recommendations

Because the original post got too large, here are my Heroes and Inuyasha Fic Recs:

This entry will constantly be updated!

Heroes Recs )

Inuyasha Fic Recs )

Continue to the rest of the fic recs...
paynesgrey: Diana (oswin)
2017-07-26 08:51 am

Fic Recs

Misc. Multi-Fandom Fiction Recs: (Harry Potter, Veronica Mars, Bleach, Avatar, Ouran, Moonlight, Iron Man, Haven, Merlin, Supernatural, Glee, Star Trek, V, Doctor Who, Fringe, Sherlock Holmes, Flashforward, Dollhouse, Being Human, Misc., Crossovers)

This entry will constantly be updated!

My FIC RECS - sans Inuyasha and Heroes )
paynesgrey: Avatar - DRAW HARDER! // please tell me if you made this (draw)
2017-01-06 09:17 am

LJ Commissions Post - Help needed

I haven't done commissions in FOREVER, but I'm kind of desperate at the moment. I have some bills coming up and groceries are needed, as well as savings for the upcoming arrival of the baby, and instead of just asking for money, I prefer to give something for them. The Gods gave me an art talent after all, so...

Keep in mind, I AM seven months pregnant, so soon I won't be able to do much but sit on my butt anyway, so I figured this was a good time.

Things I will be able to do:

Graphic design work (1-2 iterations):
- Wallpapers ($3) computer size and lower size
- Banners ($3) No more than 300x400 pixels
- Manips ($5) all sizes
- Book Covers for indie books ($10) - if I need to use my stock imagery account this might include the cost of the stock photo too.
- Logos, icons, other graphics, custom graphics - we can discuss ($3 - $10)

Digital art, fandom or original:

- Pastel, Marker or Colored Pencils 8x10 ($25)
- Digital, Photoshop or Illustrator or Sketchbook 8x10 ($30)
- Black and White ink ($15)
- Coloring Book page ($10)

Pet Portraits:

- Ink ($20)
- Pastel or Colored Pencil ($25)
- Digital, Photoshop ($35)

Here are my portfolios to see my work:

Behance
Website
Deviantart

I've done several big bangs, banners, and original award banners for lots of fandom communities. I've got about 15 years of design experience. Most of my professional work is graphic design, prototyping and web design. Painting and drawing is mostly a hobby at this point but I've done it since I could hold a pencil.
I will give a sample sketch to show you before you pay once we discuss subject matter and terms.

Keep in mind that I will not ask for payment until after the work is complete. I will be using Paypal only. I would feel super guilty if I got paid even a portion and could not deliver.

Please share if you can! Thanks!

PS: Another thing that would help out if you haven't bought my book Unbridled. It's at Amazon.
Even though I don't get royalties until two months later, it would help later.
The e-book is $2.99 and the physical copy is $11.99. If you would like a physical copy signed by me, I can send you one for $10.

Thank you very much everyone!
paynesgrey: Diana (inukag)
2016-08-03 08:41 am
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Emergency Funding...

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] a_phoenixdragon at Emergency Funding...
I still need to get enough to cover my insurance from the GoFundMe Campaign I have rolling currently.

GoFundMe: Emergency Funds Campaign

I'm stepping up the signal boost because it can take a few days for the funds to process to my bank, which puts a bit of a time limit on me. Hubby and I have jobs, but it will take a bit before we get paid and all of our pay has to go to rent. To say we are desperate is rather an understatement, but we're still holding out hope that it will get better and we can make it through the beginning of this month.

If you can, please boost the signal. You have all done so, so much for us - and though I hate to ask, I would be grateful if you could do so again. Any platform is fine, as long as it gets out there.

Thank you, thank you, thank you. For helping us in the past. For everything you do here and now. For giving us support, good advice, kindness and love. Thank you...

*Squishes Everyone*

Love~
Mandy
paynesgrey: Diana (supernatural)
2016-07-07 10:30 am
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Please help a friend out...

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] a_phoenixdragon at Bit the bullet...
...and did another GoFundMe campaign. I'm really looking forward to hubby getting that job - but until then, any and all help would be appreciated! Link can be found here:

GoFundMe Link

If you can, please boost the signal (here, FB, Twitter - matters not), it would mean the world to us over here! And thank you, thank you for always listening, always being supportive - and being the warm, sweet folks you always are!

*Squishes Flisty Tight*

Love~
Mandy
paynesgrey: Diana (drwho-clara12-2)
2016-06-20 06:25 pm

Promotion Announcement: Cosmic Collision Prompt Fest 2016 (Please pass along...)

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] dancingdragon3 at Promotion Announcement: Cosmic Collision Prompt Fest 2016 (Please pass along...)


What: Crossover themed prompt fest.
When: Now - September 30th.
Where: [livejournal.com profile] terror_scifi
Who: Clan Terror and Clan [livejournal.com profile] paynesgrey, aka [livejournal.com profile] who_contest and [livejournal.com profile] heroes_contest.

Cosmic Collision Prompt Fest 2016 ~ Rules and Guidelines.
Cosmic Collision Prompting Post ~ Accepting Prompts now.

Universes include Doctor Who, DC, MCU, Disney, Star Wars, Star Trek, and the Whedon Verse.
paynesgrey: I ship it (reylo)
2016-06-20 11:55 am

2016 Summer Mini Challenge

Summer Mini Challenge is open again!

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] luxken27 at 2016 Summer Mini Challenge
Today is the first official day of summer (at least, for those of us in the northern hemisphere), so that means its time once again for my


Do you want to play? See the details below! =)

THE RULES

THE PROMPTS

--> SIGNUPS <-- You have to sign up at the Dreamwidth post. You can do so anonymously or you can use OpenID to sign up with your LJ name.

This challenge is open from June 20th, 2016 through September 22nd, 2016, so you have plenty of time to play, if you want!

Have fun, stay cool, and happy writing! =)
paynesgrey: Diana (drwho-ot3)
2016-06-07 11:55 am

Signal Boost

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] a_phoenixdragon at Bit the bullet...
I no longer have a Facebook, but I have managed to set up a GoFundMe account anyhow. If you can, please share this on your Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr or even here at Livejournal. I need to be able to get these funds and pull forward if I can and I'm rather out of options at this point...even if you can only share/pimp/signal boost, it would mean a lot to me!

My GoFundMe Account

Thank you, always and bless you.

Wish me luck, guise!

*HUGS*

Mandy
paynesgrey: Kira from Teen Wolf (kira-teenwolf)
2016-03-23 02:04 pm
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New Community Promotion!

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] a_phoenixdragon at New Community Promotion!
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] dancingdragon3 at New Community Promotion! Please, pass it on.
This is an advertisement for three new LJ communities, brought to you by [livejournal.com profile] dancingdragon3 and [livejournal.com profile] terror_scifi. Please, share this with your flist to spread the writing fun!


[livejournal.com profile] puzzleprompts When one prompt isn't enough! Six prompts in one.
All fandoms and original fiction welcome.


[livejournal.com profile] aanime_fan For fans of American animation, CGI, video games, and cartoons.
Fan fic, graphics, news, and essays welcome.


[livejournal.com profile] myth_fan For fans of mythology, fairy/folk tales, and urban legends.
Fan fic, graphics, news, and essays welcome.



Feel free to pass it along, guise! These new comms sound like fun!
paynesgrey: Diana (drwho-missyclara)
2016-01-09 10:59 pm

Fandom Stocking Yum-Yum

Well, fandom-stocking reveals are in, and I feel like such a lucky duck at all the goodies I received. I must thank everyone who filled my stocking this year. I am thoroughly happy with the thought that went into the banners, icons and fics for me! People in fandom are pretty amazing and I'm grateful to be apart of it.

I received several little fics that I feel I need to share. I hope you get a chance to read them and enjoy them as I did.

Doctor Who, Missy/Clara drabble by sharpest_asp. I love this little ficlet with a passion! Missy/Clara are my guilty pleasure.

Doctor Who, Love and Kisses by [livejournal.com profile] kiramaru7. River/Doctor is my OTP. Thank you!

Doctor Who, Passing Fancies - a River/Eight ficlet by muccamukk, OMG MY PAIRING. Loved this look at Eight and River crossing paths. Also, EIGHT!!!!!

Doctor Who, No, Miss Oswald, I Expect You to Die by JohnAmendAll, more delicious Clara/Missy. YOU SPOIL ME!

Doctor Who/Star Wars, Taking Relationship Advice from a Master by annariel, This was a HUGE surprise to me, mainly because I did not ask for Star Wars, and someone even went out of their way to notice that I ship Rey/Kylo Ren, and wrote a Missy instructing Kylo Ren about his attraction to Rey, which is GLORIOUS and CLEVER. And I just love this to bits. AHHHHHH! Perfection.

Agent Carter, A Married Man by [livejournal.com profile] yetanothermask, Peggy/Jarvis goodness that I rarely see because he's married, but this is PERFECT, and I just love their chemistry on the show so them pining for each other just makes a lot of sense to me.

Thank you everyone!

-- Also, I did some of my own from Doctor Who, Twilight, Jessica Jones, Inuyasha, and Marvel fandoms.
I updated them at [livejournal.com profile] paynesgrey_fics if you want to take a look.

All of this really cheered me up. I had sort of a bad day yesterday at work, so this really made up for it reading these stockings.
Wheee!
paynesgrey: Diana (drwho-squee)
2015-11-29 08:39 pm

Chicago Tardis 2015

This was an awesome convention!

I had never gone to Chicago Tardis but I can say I was pleased. It wasn't too busy, and I'm glad I went on Sunday because I heard Friday was a huge clusterfuck. Anyway, the lines weren't too bad, there wasn't that many people, and I got exactly what I wanted ... to meet Paul and Alex, get their autographs and get a picture with them.

I have been having Eight/River bunnies dancing in my head since I got back from the convention.

Pictures )

Alex was hinting a bit on the Christmas special without giving away too many spoilers. But she did say that River was really REALLY naughty in the special, and she stressed it alot, so it made me even more excited for the Christmas special. I have video of her talking about working with Peter, but the sound quality sucks. Anyway, Alex was a treat! Though I will say Paul McGann was the best. He was personable, chatty, and just very lovely all around when interacting with him. Even Joe liked listening to his panel, so that's a plus.

Jenna Coleman was supposed to be here, but she canceled and they replaced her with Ingrid Oliver. I barely made it into one of the Ingrid panels but she was pretty cool too. You can tell Ingrid really loves the fans.

Sam Anderson was also there. I'm not really a Danny Pink fan, but now I'm a Sam Anderson fan. He was totally interactive with the fans and a huge goofball. You can tell he really loves Who people and he was very nice and engaging with everyone. He was signing autographs behind Paul so while I was in line I watched him interact with people and he is just a hoot. The Chicago Tardis staff was saying what a "problem child" he was, and one incident in particular he went out without his "handler" and was walking among the masses of fans, up and down and totally trolling the autograph lines so much the Chicago Tardis staff had to kick him out of the hallway. I even saw him dress up as a Cyberman and take photos with some of the fans. He's pretty awesome, so if he comes back next year, I'll definitely want to get his autograph. Maybe I'll rewatch Danny Pink episodes to increase my love for him.

Joe and I made it into the tail end of the writers panel too, which I wish I would have joined earlier but they were stressing the importance of writing fanfiction, which made me happy.

All and all, a good day. I'm also broke right now, and I spent some of my Christmas bonus without getting it yet. LOL. But totally worth it.

Oh and also, after all these years, Paul McGann still hates his movie wig.
paynesgrey: Diana (olicity2)
2015-08-31 09:10 am

Het Big Bang Artwork

[livejournal.com profile] het_bigbang has made their reveals, so now my artwork is up for the public. This was a great big bang and the author was a complete pleasure to work with.

Here are the artwork links.

Title: Honey
Artist: paynesgrey
Fandom: Arrow TV
Pairing: Felciity/Oliver
Rating: All Ages
Media: Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, Pixlr, Photoshop
Notes: Written for sidhe_faerie's story Honey.

Artwork Links: AO3 | Tumblr | DeviantArt Before & After

artwork below )
paynesgrey: Diana (heroes)
2015-07-12 10:37 pm

HEROES




I have missed my show very VERY MUCH.

*flails*
paynesgrey: Diana (peoplesuck-claude)
2015-04-13 08:40 pm

Signal boost

Very important! Many of my works are there. Just search for your pseudonym from AO3.

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] luxken27 at Signal boost
For anybody who has EVER posted their fic on AO3, you need to read this. They scraped 4 of my stories - and not even the finished ones!

How to do a DMCA request to get them removed is here.
paynesgrey: Magical (witch)
2015-03-15 08:50 am

signal boost: tarot readings by mandy

Help out of a friend...

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] mahmfic at signal boost: tarot readings by mandy
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] a_phoenixdragon at post
Once more, for any and all who may be interested, I'm offering Tarot readings at a price that is slightly higher than a street vendor but way less than your average 1-800 number or Tarot.com reading. This would help get me out of a bind - and maybe make you feel a touch better about the future ahead (if not help you plan better for it)!

Prices are thusly:

Average Reading (Ques., Atmosphere, Past, Present, Possible & Probable Future): $15 USD

Full Reading (Q, A, Past, Pres., Poss., Prob., 2 Hopes/Fears, Family Opin., Final Outcome): $25 USD



Traditionally my 'usual reading' is the Full Reading, but I realise not everyone will want that, so I have set the Readings and prices accordingly. As always, if you wish to have a reading done, feel free to comment or PM me and I will get it set up for you. We can do it via email, Skype or over the phone, whichever makes you more comfortable.

*Squishes Listy Tight*

Love~
Mandy

Even if you don't want/need a Reading, any and all signal boosting would be marvelous! I just want to make sure that between the few items we need for the house and the insurance coming out of the account in two days, that we don't go into the negatives. Hubby gets paid this Friday, but I have a feeling it won't be much and we need to save for the next car payment upcoming. So any and all help is (always, always!) appreciated. Thank you all in advance!
paynesgrey: Avatar - DRAW HARDER! // please tell me if you made this (draw)
2014-12-31 12:31 pm
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FIC/ART Commissions & Projects

EDITED: 08-30-2014

ART & FIC COMMISSIONS ARE: IN PROGRESS | COMMISSIONS ARE CLOSED

Here are my current art projects. Stay tuned: All my owed fic and art thingies )
paynesgrey: Diana (paire1)
2014-12-29 07:15 am

UNBRIDLED $ 0.99 FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

My debut novel Unbridled is now on sale for $0.99 on Amazon ONLY for the Kindle and the Kindle App. The sale will stay on through mid-January so please get a copy if you haven't yet.



Please find it here at Amazon Kindle!

Please snatch it up if you haven't had a chance yet! Thanks!
paynesgrey: Diana (nanowrimo)
2014-12-09 12:36 pm

HK Rowe's Unbridled Goodreads Giveaway



My Goodreads Giveaway begins today for Unbridled!

You can enter HERE: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/115406-unbridled

I'm giving away 5 free signed books.

Cheers!