Lord Charming

Tuesday’s Tote. I’ve been posting a new fandom book cover to Goodreads & to the fanfic site each week. (Well, okay. I missed last week.) As an added bonus, the new pattern becomes available in my Threadless & TeePublic shopfronts. Totes, masks, backpacks, zipper bags, journals, and note cards are available. This week we’re adding an homage to Lord Charming.

Summary: More than Sesshoumaru’s pride took a blow when he lost his arm. He’s in a delicate position… and desperate enough to seek the advice of a self-proclaimed expert. Canon Divergence. [Sesshoumaru x Kagome]

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Longest Story. Based on chapter count (not word count) Lord Charming is my longest fanfic, coming in at 800 chapters. Random Fact: Every chapter title is two-words long. Just because.

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The Cursed Monk

Tuesday’s Tote. I’ve been adding a new fandom book cover to Goodreads & to the fanfic site each week. (Hooray for weekly cover reveals!) As an added bonus, the new pattern becomes available in my Threadless & TeePublic shopfronts. Totes, masks, backpacks, zipper bags, journals, and note cards are available. This week we’re adding an homage to The Cursed Monk.

Summary: Kagome finds a brochure describing a cave with the statue. Thinking it might be Midoriko’s cave, she plans a trip to revisit the site. However, this cave doesn’t contain the legendary miko; instead, it’s an amorous monk. Canon Divergence. [Miroku x Kagome]

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OTP. My longest of longtime readers know that Monk x Miko is my “official” OTP (one true pairing). It’s where I started, anyhow, so they get nostalgia points. Truth be told, I have another Mir/Kag fanfic plot!biddie keeping warm in ye olde incubator. We’ll see if it ever hatches. ::twinkle::

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New Merch

Threadless & TeePublic Shops. We added new merchendise to the storefronts this week, in large part because Threadless debuted neck gaiters! (Yay!)

You’ll find Amaranthine & fandom patterns on all sorts of products:

  • spiral notebooks
  • flat journals
  • note cards
  • zipper bags
  • tote bags
  • drawstring backpacks

SALE! TeePublic is currently running a sitewide 35% off sale. Take advantage of these savings.

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Imperceptible

Tuesday’s Tote. I’ve been adding a new fandom book cover to Goodreads & to the fanfic site each week. (Think … weekly cover reveals!) As an added bonus, the new pattern becomes available in my Threadless & TeePublic shopfronts. Totes, masks, and note cards are available. This week we’re adding an homage to Imperceptible.

Summary: A story told through a series of drabbles and oneshots, tracing the slow and steady progress of trust. Canon Universe. [Sesshoumaru & Kagome]

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First Effort. Imperceptible was my FIRST foray into a story featuring Sesshoumaru and Kagome. At the time, I’d mostly goofed off with Mir/Kag, but a new Sess/Kag community (ebony_silks) opened up on Live Journal, and I wanted to participate in the weekly drabble contests. My only real goal was to keep things as canon as possible & in-character. Which naturally meant … exploring “my” Sesshoumaru’s personality. An intriguing prospect, considering how little he lets on. I’ve been tossing him into improbable situations ever since. ::twinkle::

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Clutter

Tuesday’s Tote. I’ve been adding a new fandom book cover to Goodreads & to the fanfic site each week. (Think of it as weekly cover reveals!) As an added bonus, the new pattern becomes available in my Threadless & TeePublic shopfronts. Totes, masks, and note cards are available. This week we’re adding an homage to Clutter.

Summary: Mrs. Higurashi decides to help her daughter put her life together; enter Sesshoumaru, professional organizer extraordinaire. A romantic comedy told in 100-word snippets. Alternate Universe. [Sesshoumaru x Kagome]

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Can Confirm. As many of you know, when I was plotting out the Amaranthine Saga, I intentionally borrowed bits and pieces from my fandom stories (mostly settings or scenarios) so my longtime readers could enjoy guessing what’s to come & catching allusions. The Saga diverges vastly, but I’m sticking to my plan. Which is why I can confirm that Bk5 borrows a teensy bit from Clutter. Look forward to Fumiko and the Finicky Nestmate. ::twinkle::

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The Bargain

Tuesday’s Tote. I’ve been adding a new fandom book cover to Goodreads & to the fanfic site each week. (Expect that trend to continue.) And as an added bonus, the revealed pattern becomes available in my Threadless & TeePublic shopfronts. Totes, masks, and note cards are available. This week we’re adding an homage to The Bargain.

Summary: Lessons learned in childhood last a lifetime. They mold young minds and shape their futures. The things that left the biggest impressions on Sesshoumaru were his father… his teacher… and an egg. Canon Divergence. Oneshot.

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Childhood Days. This short story is notable because it introduced Hisoka-sensei to the world and inspired Unspoiled, which is arguably my most famous fanfiction. If you take it a step further, it could be argued that without Hisoka-sensei, the Amaranthine Saga wouldn’t exist. But I honestly love this little ficlet for its own sake.

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The Kissing Bandit

Tuesday’s Tote. And more, really, because patterns are currently available on totes, masks, and notecards. As previously mentioned, I’ll be adding a new fandom book cover to Goodreads & to the fanfic site every week. AND then make the pattern available in my Threadless & TeePublic shopfronts. This week we’re adding an homage to The Kissing Bandit.

Summary: An art thief with an unusual calling card is after a set of priceless statues. The Taishos take steps to protect the Four Souls, but the cat burglar is elusive. When Sango steps forward as a witness, she’s asked to help catch the Casanova crook. Alternate Universe. [Miroku x Sango]

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Can Confirm. Maybe you noticed those fleeting references in the Amaranthine Saga to the Gentleman Bandit? Yep. Totally a nod to this story.

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Guardian [Spirited Away]

Tuesday’s Tote. Okay, technically, it’s more than a tote. Patterns are currently available on totes, masks, and notecards. But alliteration can be nice. The PLAN is to add a new fandom book cover to Goodreads & to the fanfic site every week. AND add the pattern to the offerings in my Threadless & TeePublic shopfronts. This week it’s Guardian‘s turn.

Summary: Chihiro spends a long, hot summer in a tiny seaside community, minding an old auntie’s store, but a legend whispered by locals leads the young woman on a quest of rediscovery.

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New Shop, New Merch

Threadless & TeePublic. Twinkle Press has expanded onto a second site in time for my Fandom Anniversary. You can now compare prices (TeePublic is pretty good about running SALES) before you splurge. To make your life easier, I added a Shops! tab >>

What’s in store? New patterns from my fandom book covers! We have totes, of course.

They are available on masks, too, should you wish to add a subtle nod to fandom to your accessories.

And because someone requested it, we went the extra mile and added note cards, which are available on the Threadless site. Yay!

We’ll add new covers/patterns every week (on Tuesdays) to my fanfiction profile, to Goodreads, and to the merch on these sites. Enjoy!

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New Items!

Threadless Store. We’ve added three new patterns to the Twinkle Press storefront on Threadless. Check out these tote bags! They come in three sizes.

Moon and Stars | Storm Cloud | Ginkgo Leaves

And these days, it’s a cinch to have these patterns put on masks. They come in a couple of styles and a kids size. Accent your wardrobe (and stay safe) in Amaranthine style! ::twinkle::

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Stay Safe

Amaranthine Masks. We’re delighted to announce that Threadless finally added masks to their orderables. That means you can support the Saga & Songs while staying safe. Currently, there are three patterns available in the Twinkle Press shop: forget-me-not, chrysanthemum, and buttons.

Masks, Bk1 and 2

Three styles. Premium masks are pictured above. Regular and Youth styles are also available. Prices vary.

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Do You See the Birds?

Daruma Mugs. The design of daruma (sometimes called wishing dolls) varies widely by region and artist in Japan. They’re used as a focus for goals. When you purchase one, its eyes aren’t filled in. You choose a goal or prayer, fill in one eye, and set it in a place where it serves as a reminder. And when your goal is achieved, you celebrate by filling in the second eye.

Two Mugs

Different colors represent different areas of life in which you might have goals. Red is traditional, and it symbolizes good luck or good fortune. Blue is specifically for those pursuing goals at school (academic achievement) or at work (success or promotion). We’ll eventually add more colors. Maybe more designs, too.

I designed this one as an homage to the avian clans. Do you see the birds?

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Grand Opening!

Threadless. It’s official. Twinkle Press has a storefront on Threadless, and we chose today (my fanniversary) as opening day. We kicked off with a few things: T-shirts, mugs, and tote bags. We’ll probably be adding new designs at regular intervals. Brainstorming has been fun. (Feel free to suggest stuff!)

Cheese and Crackers Tee

Fun Fact: I wroted that m’self. Verrah proud.

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