Writing For Art Trade :D
Hiiiiiiiii, Squiid here!
There's something I've wanted to do for a looooong time, but I feel like I've been lacking sorely in motivation. And I still have a few writing projects in progress anyways, but I'm really starting to think that this would be something to, let us say, give my writer's block a proverbial kick in the- well, you get the picture.
That being said.
I am- and yes, I cannot believe the words that are coming out of my mouth- willing to write someone a 1000-3000 short story on a topic of their choice in trade for art of a character I have. I have been writing for at least seven years, and an example of my writing can be found here. Of course, we can negotiate on the word count. :D
I'm looking for digital art, and a full body piece. Once I find someone, I'll PM you with a reference and details for the drawing! I will only be accepting one request.
If you're interested, I'd be happy to see examples of your art!
Welcome to AwkwardSquiid's Signature. Prepare for a wild ride.
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I'm just a friendly little squid wandering the internet.
Welcome to my signature of madness!
Female|Roleplayer|Writer|Fangirl|Reader|An Ocean Creature with Tentacles
Some Things About Me!
Before we begin, here are some minor facts about me, for future reference.
You can call me Squiid, or Squiidy.
If you are having a bad day, feel free to send me a PM- even if I don't know you! I exist on the forum not only to meet fellow Dragonites and to RP and have fun, I also want to make your day better, whether that be with words of encouragement or wry sarcasm.
I am a Christian! If you ever want to chat, I am open. :D
And, I love a good joke!
Having a bad day? Have a bad joke you're itching to tell someone? Check out the Thread of Puns!
I am a proud (and relatively new) member of the Resistance!
(done by the splendid Megaboltphoenix)
Watcher, my Cyber Screaming Death, done by the AMAZING Grumpy. I can't thank you enough!
Stats coming soon!
(done by Megaboltphoenix)
We need to be patient for the TS! Post this on your signature if you agree!
(The art on my profile pic doesn't belong to me.)
Meet Stormy Eyes, otherwise known as Stormy. As a child, she washed ashore Berk in a basket, and was taken under the wing of the Jorgenson Clan. It quickly became obvious that Stormy has pure Berserker tendencies, and most often, they're rather uncontrollable. Really, she means no harm- but running around the school with an axe, especially early in the morning, tends to have an effect on certain students around the school.
When she first came to the School, after encouragement from her clan, Stormy was viewed as dangerous and untrustworthy. She was only a teenager at the time, but she worked hard to make it obvious that she was much different than her bloodthirsty ancestors- though she's more closely related to the Berserkers than she would like to know.
Stormy's first dragon was a Skrill called Hurricane- she raised him from hatching, and the two have been best friends ever since. You might say the dragon and rider grew up together, and as Stormy won the trust of her fellow classmates and dragon riders, she also became well known for her impressive bond with the sometimes unstable dragon. Life was a challenge for a young dragon trainer and a Skrill, especially as a first dragon, but their equally hyperactive personalities soon forged a bond between them, which is something not seen often between a Skrill and a rider.
Now, at the age of 20, Stormy has grown a reputation as one of the most bombproof students in the School, heading up her own strike team called the Valkyrie Riders, and defending her "home" for the past 8 years. In the course of those 8 years, however, Stormy made a shocking discovery, that forced her to keep a deadly secret for a long, long time.
But she kept that hidden for many years, and the only one she ever told was one of the newest teachers to the School, and later, one of her partners in "crime": Eret son of Eret, former servant of Drago Bludvist. But that's another story....
Stormy by the INCREDIBLE TohiLosi! TYSM AMIGO!
Wave Rider/Tide Glider/Male
Do I have too many dragons? Yes. Do I care? Not at all.
BEFORE WE CONTINUE
and look at these two dorks who started it all
Alright we can continue now.
Prepare to meet some of my favorite characters!
Squiid's Hall of Completely-Obsessively-In-Love-With-These-Characters
PREPARE TO BE SPAMMED WITH MY MOST BELOVED CINNAMON ROLLS.
All you need to know about this section? These are all my innocent cinnamon rolls and I love them lots. DON'T TOUCH ANY OF THEM OR YOU WILL DIE.
♦The Valkyrie Riders♦
I've never cared for castles or a crown that grips too tight,
Let the night sky be my starry roof and the moon my only light.
My heart was born a hero and my stormbound sword won't rest,
I left the harbor long ago on a never ending quest.
Now I'm off to the horizon,
Where the wild wind blows the foam,
Come get lost with me, love,
And the sea shall be our home.
Proud lover of Skrills and the Berserker tribe!
(Made by the incredible EvelynFreya!)
Squiid's Favorite Quote Gallery!
"Don't listen to her. She's just making sure you shoot me first if things go south." -Gault Rennow (Star Wars)
"Impressive. Most impressive." -Darth Vader (Star Wars)
"Monster is a relative term. To a canary, a cat is a monster. We're just used to being the cat." -Dr. Henry Wu (Jurassic World)
"I've got a jar of dirt!" -Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)
"The Captain said I had to." -K2-SO (Star Wars)
"I'm seeing dead people. Uh, why am I seeing dead people?" -Toran Eagleborn (The Quintar Chronicles)
"Trust is like a delicate bird with feathers of silk. And yours is dead!" -Tuffnut (HTTYD)
"A wild goose chase. Well, this is the only place in the world where the geese chase you!"- Ian Malcom (Jurassic Park)
"I was up the chimney with my good friend the senator." -Toothless (HTTYD Books)
"Fooooooooood." - Grover (Percy Jackson & the Olympians)
"She is far, far away. She walks in starlight in another world." -Kili (The Hobbit)
"A man will never know how far he's willing to go, until he steps to the edge and looks down." -Viggo Grimborn (HTTYD)
"Oh look, a rainbow!" -Gruffnut (HTTYD)
"Well, you're no fun at all." -Mirelei (The Siren's Lament)
"Destruction is perfectly okay as long as it's humorous destruction." -Stormstriker217 (here on the forums)
"May your cookie always be slightly too large to fit in your glass of milk." -I have no idea honestly
"Thank you, Tuffy." -Snotlout (HTTYD)
"That much irony should be illegal!" -Tuffnut (HTTYD)
"You know what I always say. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. And then beat 'em." -Skavak (Star Wars)
Art done for me by splendid artists here on the forums!
Mirelei the Siren from my book, the Siren's Lament, done by the amazing TohiLosi!
Thank you, my good friend and wonderful artist, Stormstriker217, for this fabulous (and first ever) drawing of Skari!
Skari done by the amazing donnala, thank you so much!
My adopted Infertide, Blazee, by alicornbrodie! Thanks ever so much!
My adopted Deepfisher, the sneaky and fish-loving Angler, done by the incredible hootowllighbulb!
Armaggedon the Doomfang by the amazing themasterplan47! Thankee (as we say in Dragonese)!
Romans 6:23: For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life.
My Fandoms (in no particular order):
How to Train Your Dragon Franchise
How to Train Your Dragon Book Series
Wings of Fire
Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit
Pirates of the Caribbean
Percy Jackson & The Olympians
The Kane Chronicles
Dragons in Our Midst
Harry Potter (just started getting into it!)
The Chronicles of Narnia
Magnus Chase & The Gods of Asgard
Back to the Future
Avatar: the Last AIrbender
(I recently started getting into a show called Miraculous Ladybug. It remains to be seen if it will join my list of fandoms, but for now, let's safely say I am anticipating the release of Season 2. And yes, I'm not sure why.)
Some Facts About Me
1. I am a writer, and I enjoy it a lot.
2. I'm a naturally salty person. *throws salt, but not shade, since I'm short*
3. I write WAAAAAAAAY too much fanfiction. If you know one of my fandoms, chances are, I have a fanfiction on it.
4. I play the piano, the guitar, and the ukulele.
5. I'm completely in love with Dagur.
6. I'm a Star Wars fan but I didn't like the Force Awakens.
7. My cat hates everyone but me.
8. I had a bad accident on horseback five years ago, but now I own a horse of my own and can ride without fear.
9. I'm a Christian!
10. I am patiently waiting for at least 50 sequels to be released. (HTTYD 3, JW 2, and PoTC 5, to name a few...)
11. My sister teases me for all of my fictional character crushes dying. (And they do. Believe me.)
12. Surprisingly, I can act. And I have a lot of fun doing so!
Dear writers: You know when your characters are having a good day, and then you crash their party with an awful plot twist and its SO MUCH FUN? Yeah, the feeling is kind of like this:
If you want to find out what I'm writing, you've come to the "write" place!
(Okay that was awful, I will excuse myself now)
For the Last Time
A HTTYD AU explaining and expanding on the Dragon Hunters' fanon ties to Drago Bludvist. Very spoilery, very emotional, very dark, and very feely. Takes place after the events of Race to the Edge and shows how the Hunters finally go up in flames- through the eyes of their mastermind.
The Quintar Chronicles
Callista Quinn gets an urgent message from her sister in Australia, saying that she's sending her daughter Resa to her in order to keep her safe and "explain" some things. But things go wrong when something- or someone- decides to blow Callista's apartment (and the whole city) up, which, along with Resa's claims of an alternate universe in dire need of Callista's help, sets into motion a course of events that won't be easily subdued.
Aided by a mysterious man called Taurus and his interdimensional traveling system, Callista is faced with a realm of mystical creatures and villains with evil agendas. If there really is another world out there- will Callista give up any chance for a normal life to save it?
In the year 2038, the world stopped spinning. Literally.
A catastrophic event that forces the human race to retreat into massive underground catacombs is so devastating that the world above as we know it is changed forever. Monsters and other creatures crawl out of the rubble. Humans are now subterranean creatures, living underground. The seasons, climate, and geography has been so drastically altered that things might never be the same again.
Years have passed. Every year, a "Sector"- or a district of humans living in what is now called the Underlands- is chosen for the Election. Four teenage villagers are selected to become Searchers; trained explorers who will explore the lands above.
Frederick thinks there's absolutely no way he's going to make it into the Election- nor does he want to. He'd be perfectly content staying below ground with his family and friends. But he can't control his destiny- and when he's tossed into a life-threatening adventure with three other young people, he knows he can't stop it.
The Key of Doomed Souls
Kinda explains itself, doesn't it? PotC fanfiction. A little bit of crazy, and a whole lot of madness.
The lands of Farrador are prosperous and (for the most part) quite peaceful. Wes lives a simplistic life as Captain of the Guard, training his regiment and patrolling the lush and beautiful lands of his home, though they seldom go into battle against the other kingdoms that are spread throughout the world. Instead, they battle monsters and creatures of unknown origins and frightening forms. But one week out of the whole year is set aside for festives- the Midsummer Festival, which not only is the most content and peaceful time of the year, full of celebrating and feasts, but a prime time for things to grow. Crop fields grow tenfold, trees shoot for the sky, and forests seem to expand on their own. It is certainly a time for celebration.
But the night of a grand feast, near the middle of the Midsummer Festival, one of King Mikael's trusted prophets receives a dire warning and a terrible prophecy. These events are closely followed by disaster, and when things go from bad to worse, six prophesied people- including Wes- must set out to brave their dangerous world and stop things from getting any worse.
The Siren's Lament (working title, it's kinda eh, PM me with any suggestions)
Captain Flynn, leader of a well-worn band of smugglers and privateers, is the commander of the vessel the Governess. He was raised on tales of sirens- wolves with the sweet voices of maidens, vixens of the sea. One of them, an ancient legend named Mirelei, has evaded his crew for quite some time. Dubbed the "Siren Hunter" by his crewmates, Flynn is searching for one siren, and one in particular- but he got more than he bargained for.
Flynn soon discovers he's not the only one on the hunt for Mirelei, but soon he begins to wonder if Mirelei really is a vicious creature, like the one that was sung about while he was just a boy. He has to make his decision soon- because if not, Mirelei's life- and his own- might be hanging in the balance.
Well, here's where I put all my RP and non-RP cinnamon rolls. Enjoy.
Eternally under construction, probably, since I procrastinate :D
A treasure hunter, a scoundrel, and a grave-robber; can you get much more untrustworthy than that? Well, Skari sure can. Unreliable and shifty, Skari uses his quick wit and charming personality to wriggle his way out of the toughest spots. He has a particular liking for shiny objects and is considered a thief-for-hire, occasionally, risking life and limb (though he's not overly fond of that). Once acquainted with him, you either realize right away he's not to be trusted- or, usually, you realize that much too late. On rare occasions, though, you can break open his heart of stone and find a soul of gold inside...well, I could be speaking literally or figuratively.
You won't hear much about Nellie on these forums, since I never RP with her, but in the rare case I say something about her, it's probably her superb shooting skills. Mildly terrifying, but if you're on her side, it's quite useful. She's got a lively personality, loyal to a fault and completely, blatantly honest. Though I mentioned her loyalty, it's true she's loyal to one person- her boss, of whom she self-appointed herself his personal bodyguard. Needless to say, he doesn't really mind. Especially since he sort of needs one.
Ah, Finn. Used primly in magic/cyborg/or-anything-like-that RPs, Finn is an interesting case. With the ability to shapeshift into a dolphin at will, you might say his name is apt...ha! Get it? Finn? Okay, I'll leave now. Anyways, he also has a metal arm, of which he's modified to do various things with. And yes, when he shapeshifts into a dolphin, he has a metal fin. It's rather funny. He's a huge sweetheart, which isn't saying anything for his rather bad past, and he likes long swims in the ocean in his free time...
Who said the Grimborn boys didn't have any family? (Well, no one, exactly.) I can't really say much about Iduna without giving a bunch of Race to the Edge spoilers, but she's observant, gentle, and quiet; and, honestly, no one exactly knows how she ended up marrying Viggo Grimborn and keeping a close eye on all his operations Beyond the Archipelago. She seriously can be scary if she wants to. Beware.
More coming soon! Whee! -dances away from all my impending tasks-
And here is the best Hiccup gif I have ever found. Enjoy.
After watching Family on the Edge:
A tribute to the fun personality-based choices you can make in Star Wars: the Old Republic.
I have two Sith Lord characters. One of them is sophisticated, collected, a devoted servant of the Sith Empire, and a really all around Viggo-style villain. The other is absolutely insane and defected from the Galactic Empire because they wouldn't let him have a pet Nexu.
Meet Chayaraa Argos and Tavos Xan, the chaos and order of the Sith Empire.
Well, you survived to the end, and now you probably know way too much about me :D The more you know, right? No? Okay. Anyways...
May the Force be with you!
Update: Might cancel this, I'm having second thoughts about making more commitments. Ya get me? XD
Well, if you're still up, I could draw ya Viking or dragon or both if you'd like. :)
(Profile pic by Feenix the Fire)
AMAZINGLY AWESOME drawing of Lexa by Scalecakes!
Drawing request status - CLOSED
PM me details and a pic of your OC or anything you want drawn, and get it drawn by me.
This is my Fluffy Sun Lover adoptable, Little Miss Starshine, by the jaw-dropping Witcherforever!
(Left) My Signature Protector adoptable, Oaken, by the amazing Witcherforever! (Right) My other signature protector, Bones, by Werewolfgirl1253! They protect my signature and everything in it, so BEWARE!
Meet my human OC's:
Freya, Lexa, Lancelot. By the AMAZING Vanilia Viking!!! These are the updated, more Viking-like versions of them. Former versions can be found below.
(Left) Lexa in Valka's armour (red version) by the crazily talented TosiLohi! (Right) Lexa by the marvelous AllyNadderRider!
(Left) AMAZING drawing of my OC Lancelot Edorian by the fantastic Vanilia Viking! (Right) Just as amazing drawing of my main OC, Lezia Lexa Larkin by Vanilia Viking! Thanks!
(Left) And amazing headshot of Lancelot Edorian by Georginia47 (aka Geo)! (Right) Awesome drawing of Lexa in Valka's armor (red version) with her blonde hair (her original color) by Vanilia Viking!
(Left) By the amazing Vanilia Viking! It's amazing! (Right) Lexa and my BFF, Rhaeyne (Vanilia Viking) by Aisha Snowqueen!
(Left) Edit by the WONDERFUL Nessie! (Right) Lexa by the almost too good to be true Pixel!
(Left) Amazing drawing of Lexa in Valka's armor (red version) by Aelyras! (Right) Amazing Chrismas pic of LezLexa by Frytha!
LezLexa drawings by TosiLohi!
(Left) Amazing drawing of Lexa by the o-so-talented Fireflash! (Right) By the amazing Mangopopcorn!
My OC Lexa and my friend, Vanilia Viking by me!
LezLexa, my Viking by TosiLohi!
Lexa by Archery and Dragons!
By the amazing Vanilia Viking! She drew my beautiful Starblue for my birthday :D
Adorably cute drawing of Starblue given to me for Secret Santa by the amazing Vanilia Viking!
(Left) Starblue by the fantasticly talented Duckei! (Right) Starblue being silly by Alicornbrodie!
Starblue by FloofQueen!
Isn't this just so cute? A birthday present from Aelyras! Thanks so much! I <3 It!
Above are adorable edits of Starblue by the ridiculously talented Georginia47!
(Left) Amazing blinkie by no other than the best blinkie maker Nessie! (Right) Cute headshot of Starblue by Nessie!
(Left) Edit of Starblue by the spectacular Archery and Dragons! (Right) Cute edit of Starblue by amazing Aelyras!
(Left) Starblue by the amazing Scar Dragon Rider! Thanks! (Right) By the amazing Archery and Dragons ^^
Amazing blinkie of Starblue by DatOneTrumpet!
Both of the above drawings of Starblue by DatOneTrumpet! TYSM!
(Left) Awe-inspiring gif of Starblue by Laykary! (Right) Wonderful eye edit of Starblue by the talented Ruggedturf!
Both above by Lovlytigerss! Thank you so much!
(Left) By the awesome Georginia47! Thanks! (Right) By nightfuryatom4! Thanks!
(Left) Also by Georginia47! Thanks! (Right) By the talented Laykary (aka Lake) Thanks!
Both of the above by the amazing and always kind LunarPride!!
Other OC edits & drawings:
Renzo and Lexa by the AMAZING Feenix the Fire! Thanks so much!
AMAZING Polarstar drawing by Scarfywings!
Lexa and Polarstar by me.
LezLexa and baby Polarstar by the beyond talented Vanilia Viking!
Left, Polarstar by grumpyforlife2! Thanks! Right, by dogloven!
Left, adorable drawing of my baby Woolly Howl, Leah, and right, chibi Armorwing, Hungarian, both by Vanilia Viking!
(Left) By the AMAZING Frytha! TYSM! (Right) AMAZING drawing of Lexa's sister, Freya, but Autumn5467!
(Left) My OC, Lexa, with her NF Starblue. By me. (Right) Lexa and Starblue by the talented Georgina47! TY!
My OC, Sy (short for Sheldon Yoko) by Flowercrystal! Thanks!
Hungarian chibi by the amazing FloofQueen! Thanks!
Freaking more-than-amazing drawing of Sy by the talented, artistic Ruggedturf! TYSM!
(Left) Fleetfoot by Archery and Dragons! (Right) Hungarian my OC by Flowercrystal!
Hungarian, Renzo, Fleetfoot. Bases by MegaboltPhoenix!
(Left) Very cute pic of Renzo & Lexa by Laykary! (Right) Cool drawing of Hungarian by Archery and Dragons!
A happy birthday gift from Vanilia Viking, of Lexa, Lancelot, and Rhaeyne (Vanilia Viking)! TYSM!
(Left) Lancelot by Ruggedturf! Thanks! (Right) Witch Hunt by InfinityGalaxyy. Thanks ^^
In game SW, Lozeno, by Stiger23!
Proud member of...
(Banner by me)
Proud member of The Resistance! Below is my cyber dragon, Firest, by Megaboltphoenix.
Species: Monstrous Nightmare
Biotech: 94% Robot
Cyber Ability: Creates walls of fire coming from any direction or all directions.
He has a video game made by Megaboltphoenix, which can be found HERE.
(Left) My Splinterhorn, Splinterhound by Flowercrystal! (Right) My Seaspike, Kebab, by Werewolfgirl1235!
(Left) Vanilia my Rocky Mountain Davus by MegaboltPhoenix! (Right) Lez the Whirlpool by DatOneTrumpet!
Coraline, my Coral Leaper by Georginia47! She's based of the movie Coraline ;)
My Ukrainian Mistus, Vericops, by Megaboltphoenix! Thanks!
My Roaming Sand Devil, Usetess, by ScarfyWings! (Info HERE)
This is Maui, my Glowy Cave Lizard by ScarfyWings! (HERE is backstory)
Meet Eaglestorm, my Feathered Fan Wing by ScarfyWings. (Backstory HERE)
Curanian, my Singing Fin Wing, by ScarfyWings! (Bacstory HERE)
Meet Daredevil, my Shadow Hunter adoptable by ScarfyWings! (Backstory HERE)
My Ice Piercer, Glacier, by ScarfyWings! (Backstory HERE)
Stormfall, my Storm Chaser by ScarfyWings! (Backstory HERE)
Spikes, adopted from Georginia47, base by Megaboltphoenix. Click on pic for info.
Hisense, my Sprectral Leviathan adoptable, by the amazing Wutend Bonfire!
Renzo by Nessie!
Awesome drawing of Sy by 1flower!
Starblue by the creative and talented FloofQueen!