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03 August 2011 @ 09:13 pm
stanza1!  
I am so going to pay for this tomorrow but I DON'T CARE :D This is more productivity than I've managed (in one day) in months!



And now I kersplat like a splatty thing. With extra advil I suspect. WORTH IT.
 
 
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Anne txanne on August 4th, 2011 04:18 am (UTC)
Gosh. Your brain is so very shiny!
shweta_narayan shweta_narayan on August 4th, 2011 06:36 pm (UTC)
Thankyou<3 Though. Right now my brain is sludge :D
selidor: happy astronomer selidor on August 4th, 2011 04:22 am (UTC)
That is glorious.
shweta_narayan shweta_narayan on August 4th, 2011 06:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
Kate Elliott kateelliott on August 4th, 2011 04:59 am (UTC)
That's really beautiful.
shweta_narayan shweta_narayan on August 4th, 2011 06:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)

I should probably have said this in the actual post since it's been so long even people who've been here a while will have forgotten, but this text goes with the ornate border to this picture, wot I started back in... October or November? last year.
gwynnega: coffee poisoninjest gwynnega on August 4th, 2011 05:42 am (UTC)
That is gorgeous!!
shweta_narayan shweta_narayan on August 4th, 2011 07:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
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shweta_narayan shweta_narayan on August 4th, 2011 07:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
Daniel B. Holzman-Tweed holzman on August 4th, 2011 06:23 am (UTC)
Amazing.
shweta_narayan shweta_narayan on August 4th, 2011 07:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
Now to get the other two stanzas consistent...
Zeborah zeborahnz on August 4th, 2011 07:13 am (UTC)
Zomg, the colours, the details, the cogs, the... the colours. ♥
shweta_narayan shweta_narayan on August 4th, 2011 07:02 pm (UTC)
<3!
I stole real Mughal color combinations for it *grins*
倩 / Zen qian on August 4th, 2011 07:46 am (UTC)
Wah, that's beautiful!
shweta_narayan shweta_narayan on August 4th, 2011 07:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
Niamh Sage niamh_sage on August 4th, 2011 08:08 am (UTC)
Absolutely gorgeous. I love it! You've got it labelled as a teaser - does this mean it's part of a larger work, like the teasers you posted before?
shweta_narayan shweta_narayan on August 4th, 2011 07:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
And no worries about reading order, I'm realizing I should have said in this post that it's part of the big picture of doom, cause it's been so long since I posted about it....
Stephanie Burgis: Northanger shock stephanieburgis on August 4th, 2011 08:36 am (UTC)
Ohhh, that is beautiful!
shweta_narayan shweta_narayan on August 4th, 2011 07:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)

I should have said this in the actual post since it's been so long even people who've been here a while will have forgotten, but this text goes with the ornate border to this picture, wot I started back in... October or November? last year.

It's all part of an alternate non-Raj-India setting I'm playing in; and the text is a poem written to tithenai's Queen of Syria.
Tithenai: eep tithenai on August 4th, 2011 09:17 am (UTC)
*SHRIEK!!!!!*

I was NOT PREPARED for how gorgeous this was going to be. Ahhhhhh!
shweta_narayan shweta_narayan on August 4th, 2011 07:05 pm (UTC)
<3<3
*beams*
and you see why I needed to know how the line breaks correspond....
dsmoen dsmoen on August 4th, 2011 09:41 am (UTC)
That is amazing work!
shweta_narayan shweta_narayan on August 4th, 2011 07:05 pm (UTC)
Thankyou!

I've sort of caught up on my flist but have had nospoons to comment. Sending you *hugs*, in any case.
(no subject) - dsmoen on August 4th, 2011 07:49 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong shadesong on August 4th, 2011 11:39 am (UTC)
Beautiful!
shweta_narayan shweta_narayan on August 4th, 2011 07:05 pm (UTC)
Thankyou :)
J.M. firebirdgrrl on August 4th, 2011 12:50 pm (UTC)
WOW! Stunning.
shweta_narayan shweta_narayan on August 4th, 2011 07:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
Amazon amazon_syren on August 4th, 2011 01:09 pm (UTC)
Beautiful! :-D
shweta_narayan shweta_narayan on August 4th, 2011 07:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
Queen of the Skies queenoftheskies on August 4th, 2011 01:10 pm (UTC)
That's beautiful!
shweta_narayan shweta_narayan on August 4th, 2011 07:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
silk_noir silk_noir on August 4th, 2011 01:28 pm (UTC)
It's gorgeous, what is it, what does it say?
shweta_narayan shweta_narayan on August 4th, 2011 07:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

It's the Arabic translation of this poem, translated from English by tithenai's father. In the fictional world theoriginal is in Urdu and the English is also a translation, but I don't actually know Urdu :)

(Or Arabic. Very much the illiterate scribe with this part.)
(no subject) - asakiyume on August 5th, 2011 01:44 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Sherwood Smith sartorias on August 4th, 2011 01:54 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's terrific!
shweta_narayan shweta_narayan on August 4th, 2011 07:08 pm (UTC)
thank you! :)
Shveta, bursting with stars ॐ: Shvetu fey shveta_thakrar on August 4th, 2011 01:55 pm (UTC)
That's gorgeous!
shweta_narayan shweta_narayan on August 4th, 2011 07:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
Lila Ralston unhappytriad on August 4th, 2011 01:58 pm (UTC)
Wow. Just wow.

Productivity is good and all, but really, this piece may well outlast everyone now looking at it, and then who will know or care how many hours you put in per day?
shweta_narayan shweta_narayan on August 4th, 2011 07:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)

...I will admit to not really caring what people think after I'm dead though. The productivity thing is about how I feel, really; and I need to get this done so sairaali can finally get the object she bid for in con or bust lo these many months ago!
joycemocha joycemocha on August 4th, 2011 02:10 pm (UTC)
Sometimes you just need to say "fuck it!" and expend the spoons on something gorgeous.

Well worth it, m'dear. Gorgeous!
shweta_narayan shweta_narayan on August 4th, 2011 07:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
And spoonsalllgone now but yeah I still think it's worth it. Maybe tomorrow I do more. Today I stare into space and go bwuh a lot.
Kari Sperring la_marquise_de_ on August 4th, 2011 02:19 pm (UTC)
That is ravishingly beautiful. You are so talented.
shweta_narayan shweta_narayan on August 4th, 2011 07:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
I'm stealing from the best!
Dr. Kvetch rose_lemberg on August 4th, 2011 02:36 pm (UTC)
I said this before, but: SHINY!!!
shweta_narayan shweta_narayan on August 4th, 2011 07:14 pm (UTC)
<3!
art_ungulate on August 4th, 2011 02:40 pm (UTC)
OMGs! That is beautiful!

And now I have this image of words as gears as the words of gods as the fundament of reality...
shweta_narayan shweta_narayan on August 4th, 2011 07:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)

And squee! That is very close to the mysticism my mechanicals subscribe to, in fact.
Sharon Mock: hummingbird kirizal on August 4th, 2011 03:43 pm (UTC)
so. very. pretty.
shweta_narayan shweta_narayan on August 4th, 2011 07:15 pm (UTC)
Thankyou <3

Sooo you around later today? Cause guess what I'M gonna be doing.