[image description: a digital drawing of georgie barker and melanie king sitting on a couch in their flat with the admiral curled up beside them. the colors are warm with highlights of cyan and purple. georgie looks worried as she rests her head on melanie and melanie clasps her hand in hers with a smile. georgie is a fat dark-skinned nigerian woman. she's wearing a pink bonnet, a white shirt, dark red shorts, and pink socks with ghosts on them. melanie is a thin pale-skinned chinese woman with short dark hair that's dyed cyan at the ends. she's wearing a long-sleeved red shirt with stripes on it, dark red shorts, and white socks. her eyes are covered with a bandage. the admiral, sitting on melanie's lap, is a fat white cat. the rest of their flat contains a table with two glasses of water on top and two framed pictures, one of melanie and georgie, and the other of a younger georgie and jonathan sims. outside their flat the sky is dark and eyes are looking away from them. end id]
So @beansmakesart finished the most amazing and poignant TMA animation today and so I've been inspired to work on my silly one all today <3 This is the beginning and I think it's about 90% done. Enjoy! Always happy to hear any comments and constructive criticism! <3
"Kintsugi (金継ぎ, ‘golden joinery’), also known as kintsukuroi (金繕い, ‘golden repair’), is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold... As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise."
[image description: a digital lineless painting of jonathan sims from the waist up. his chest is bare and his eyes are closed in a contented smile as his head leans to the side with one arm raised. he's a chubby brown-skinned pakistani person with long, wavy dark hair streaked with a dark gold. his body is covered with golden dripping cracks and scars - pockmarked worm scars on his cheeks and arms, two stab wounds on his arm and shoulder, a long scar across his neck, two outlines of removed ribs on his torso, a starlike burn scar on his hand, and a large stab wound in the middle of his chest that resembles a heart. end id]
I drew another pic from another adorable Jon & Martin scene on the RP discord server where I play Martin and @superqueerdanver plays Jon. I probably put way too much time into this one (Like 3+ days worth of drawing, coloring, & shading) but oh well lol
Below the pic is the scene (edited a little so that it's easier to read & understand)
Please click the pic for better quality! And reblogs are always better than likes <3
Jon sits nervously on a park bench, holding a bouquet of green carnations. He texts Martin, hoping he isn't busy. After just a few minutes of waiting, Martin strolls down the main path, his face brightening when he sees Jon. He heads over with a wave. "Hey! You, um, you wanted to see me?
Jon stands up and holds out the flowers, blushing. "I read once that gay men used to give each other green carnations, and Oscar Wilde liked them, and I'm not technically gay, or exactly a man, but..."
Martin takes the flowers, gazing at them in awe. "Jonnn, that's really sweet! You didn't have to..." He cradles them delicately, like they are something very precious. "I don't think anyone's ever given me flowers before, let alone ones so meaningful... Thank you." He begins blushing too
"I... um... you're welcome. And they should! You're really... you deserve... nice things," Jon replies, thinking sarcastically to himself, 'so eloquent.' Why can't he get his words right? With the flowers out of his hands, he fidgets with his cane, running his fingers over the sticker on the handle.
Martin shifts the bouquet to one hand and suddenly hugs Jon very tightly. He holds onto him, hoping that Jon doesn't notice him sniffling slightly. Jon hugs him back, grateful for the chance to hide his face.
Martin slowly pulls away, rubbing quickly at his eyes with his sleeve. "Would you... Wanna take a walk?" he holds out his free hand for Jon to take. Jo nods, quickly wipes his hand on his trousers, then takes Martin's hand.
"There's, um. Some other flowers in there too," Jon informs Martin. upon closer inspection, the bouquet also contains apple blossoms and purple lilacs. "Apple blossoms mean preference, and..." he looks down, blushing more. "Purple lilacs mean new love. At least according to one source I found. There are so many websites about flower symbolism, and so many of them contradict each other, and I don't know how to fact-check that sort of thing, and..." he trails off.
Martin examines the bouquet because he's not sure he can look at Jon without crying again. When Jon explains the lilacs, he squeezes his hand, grinning in a way that Michael would be jealous of. "How are you so thoughtful?" he asks, only half joking. Jon's not sure he can put a sentence together to answer that, so he just squeezes Martin's hand back.
Martin smells the bouquet and thinks about what he has that he can use for a vase when he gets them home. He sets a leisurely pace as he walks down the path. Holding Jon's hand. In public. Oh no he's blushing and grinning like a fool again and there's nothing he can do to stop it.
"I'm, ah. I'm glad you like them," Jon says shyly.
"Of course! I mean, how could I not?" He finally feels like looking at Jon won't make him explode into a flurry of glitter and hearts, so he does so. "When did you have time to do this?"
Jon smiles back. "I ordered them online during lunch, and then I left early to pick them up."
Martin's jaw drops. "You left early? To do something sweet for me?"
"I do leave work sometimes, it's not that unusual," Jon replies. Except it is, of course... He swings Martin's hand a little as they enjoy a walk together through the park.
If anyone wants to join the server where this scene took place, I think the only canon characters that are claimed are Jon, Martin, Elias, Michael (Distortion), and Rosie. We all have fun OCs as well. We're not super canon-strict, but we're roughly somewhere in season 2. It's a minor-friendly server, so no sexual content allowed and there is a list of things that need to be spoilered with trigger warnings, but everyone is really nice and fun to play with! If you want to join, send me a DM and I can send you an invite.
If you want to RP with me personally, feel free to DM me as well. I'm open to all kinds of scenes. I'm not a minor and don't really have any triggers, so pretty much anything goes <3
[ID: It's a digitally drawn and colored picture of Jonathan Sims and Martin Blackwood from The Magnus Archives podcast. Jon a short, skinny, non-binary person with dark skin, dark hair with grey streaks, and wearing a green button down shirt and grey slacks. He is wearing square rimmed glasses and using a cane with a bisexual flag sticker on the handle and he is blushing. Martin is a taller and heavier-set man with fair skin and freckles, auburn hair, and is wearing a red long sleeved shirt and blue jeans. He is wearing round-rimmed glasses and is holding his hands over his mouth in awe at the bouquet of flowers that Jon is handing to him. There are tears in his eyes. The bouquet has primarily green carnations but also has purple lilacs and light pink apple blossoms. End ID]
how many times can I draw basically the same picture
(ID: four drawings of Jon and Martin from the magnus archives, kissing and/or cuddling. In the first drawing, Martin is kissing Jon on the nose. In the second, Jon is lying down and Martin is leaning over him and kissing him. In the third, Martin is lying down on Jon’s chest and Jon has their arms wrapped around him. And the fourth drawing, Jon is lying on top of Martin with their arms around his neck and Martin’s around their back, and the two are kissing. Jon is a thin Persian person with medium brown skin and long graying curly dark hair. He has scars dotting his skin and an ace ring on his left hand. Martin is a fat Black and Filipino man with freckles, vitiligo on his face and hands, and short curly dark red hair tipped with white. They are wearing various comfortable/pajama outfits; in the second drawing, Jon is wearing Martin’s yellow sweater from the first, and in the last one, they are both shirtless.)
I play Martin on a TMA RP server and @superqueerdanvers plays Jon. We're not super canon-strict on the server but we're somewhere in S2 and we decided that Jon & Martin should be adults and talk about their damn feelings last night. But, staying in character and making them do so was really hard and really amusing, so I had to sketch this scene:
Jon wakes up a bit more and realizes what he’s doing. He sits up quickly, but doesn’t completely pull away from Martin’s arm.
Martin: "Y-you don't have to- I mean, you can... L-lean on me." he looks away, his face flushing even more deeply. "I w-would like it. O-only if you want though." He closes his mouth with a snap, holding back the embarrassing half-thoughts that seam to want to tumble out without his permission.
Jon: "…Oh." He leans against him a little. Not as much as before, though.
Martin squirms a little, wanting to say more but not sure if he should (or can) say. He settles for reaching out with the hand not around Jon's shoulders to grasp one of Jon's hands gently.
Jon blinks. "You’re holding my hand." His tone is neutral — not obviously happy, but not upset or angry either. More surprised/mildly confused than anything else.
Martin: "U-uh, I, um..." he intones eloquently. He looks at Jon, his eyes a bit wider than usual.
Jon stares back, asking, "…Why?" but he shifts his hand slightly, curling his fingers so he’s holding Martin’s hand, too.
Martin: "I..." he swallows. "I l-like being close to you." He speaks so quietly that it's nearly a whisper. He looks down at their hands, unable to raise his eyes to Jon's when he is practically sweating from how red his face feels.
Jon: "Oh." he follows Martin’s gaze to their intertwined hands. "I, um. I like being close to you, too."
Martin: "You do?" Jon's response is so unexpected that Martin's mouth responds before his brain has time to turn him into his typically anxious, stuttery self.
Jon’s just as nervous and surprised as Martin, and unfortunately that makes him slip back into Grumpy Formal Archivist mode. "Of course I do, I’d hardly make dinner and hold hands with someone I didn’t like."
Martin ducks his head a little at that all-too-famliar tone, trying to turn it into a small nod before Jon notices "R-right. I mean, t-that makes sense."
Big thanks to Danvers for such a fun and adorable scene! <3 (They eventually at least kind of talked and had a kiss, so I call that an adulting-win)
If there's enough interest, I'm not opposed to finishing the sketch, but for now I just thought it was cute and funny thing to share instead of working like I should be right now
I love the texture of tomatoes, love rubbing them w my fingers, holding them, rubbing them against my cheek n resting them against my lips!! They're just so soft n smooth
Anyways I want Jon to enjoy that as well so I'll slap my personal experience as a headcanon for him.
Also the shirts are the result of voting on Rusty quill latino server lmao, les amo a todes💖
#anyways if u read my tags pls tell me what texturss u love pleas e #miamor i love uuuuu #holding tomatoes can b something so nice. i want jon to have nice things. sometimes. #maybe mid s4 when hes at his shittiest n feeling tomatoes helps him ground himself? like #it was something he enjoyed doing while he was still 100% human so he just. liked remembering. jaja #juwt...jon....soft textures...tomato.... #him at th grocery store taking a bit longer picking them. martin wonders tf is taking him so long he asked for like 5 tomatoes #n jons standing there. rubbing them w a soft smile...by e #tma#jonathan sims #the magnus archives #tma fanart #the magnus archives fanart #magnuspod fanart#the archivist#magnuspod
Finally drew all my Jon's from season 1-5. With all the purple/green colour schemes ppl have been lately doing I hat to try it out for him. (And yes the season 1 Jon is a subtle nod to MCU Spider-man's hello kitty pants)
(you know what's tumblr's like, so click for better quality)