1-) Hi! How do I get a banner/blinkie from you?
Hi, I’m not currently taking requests per se. I ALWAYS try to take requests for Fandom Causes so if it’s for a fandom cause please fill out this form and I’ll contact you asap. I’LL ALWAYS ACCEPT REQUESTS FOR BANNERS FOR FAMDOM CAUSES.
If it’s for a regular story it depends. Since my time is very limited I prefer to work with people I already know, people who have requested stuff from me before and whose tastes I don’t have to learn from scratch. If we’ve already worked together there’s a big chance I’ll say yes to your request. It depends of how crazy RL is at the time you ask. Just tweet me or email me and we’ll chat.
2-) What do you use to make Blinkies?
haha… I use Jasc Animation Shop. For Banners I use Photoshop CS5 in case you’re wondering 🙂
3-) Do you make graphics for other fandoms?
*shrugs* I never tried, but I guess I could 😀 I’m a big fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Smallville, The Hunger Games, Divergent and Insurgent,Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings, apart from Twilight so I could try graphics for those fandoms…
4-) Er… I don’t get why you have the rules you have for taking requests… Could you explain to me why you only do E/B banners or why you won’t make banner/blinkies for a story that already has them?
A- I only do Blinkies/Banners for stories in which Edward and Bella are paired together.→Personal preference. If E/B don’t exist in your story I’m cool with any other pairings you have.
I’m sorry, but I’m an strictly an E/B girl and I’ll probably have to read at least part of your story to do a good job. I really can’t stomach E with someone else or B with someone else. So if your story has non-canon pairings I don’t mind as long as your E/B are together.
If you want to, feel free to take a peek at my sidebar on my homepage. I have a list of Buttons of ‘Where you can find other Blinkie/Banner makers‘, and I’m sure one of them will be willing to make you a Blinkie/Banner if E/B are not together in your story.
THE ONLY EXCEPTION TO THIS RULE IS FANDOM CHARITIES/CAUSES FOR WHICH I’LL ACCEPT ANY REQUEST (ANY FANDOM/PAIRING)
B- I ONLY USE PICTURES OF THE PEOPLE CAST IN THE MOVIES UNLESS FOR SOME REASON ANOTHER PICTURE IS NEEDED OR THE CHARACTER IS AN OC (ORIGINAL CHARACTER) OR HAS NOT BEEN CAST YET.
I personally like the people who was cast in the Twilight movies — still indecisive about The Hunger Games Movies. Regardless, finding good pictures that I can use of the people cast in the movies is far easier than finding pictures of some random actor/actress you like. So as a rule I only use pictures of people cast on the movies, unless it really doesn’t work or the character is an OC (original character) non-existent in the novels/movies.
Example: Bella is 40 something, in which case I’ll need you to provide pictures of your “40 something Bella.” I won’t choose the actress for you.
C- I prefer NOT to make Banners/Blinkies for stories that feature CHEATING, SEXUAL and/or EMOTIONAL ABUSE, RAPE, CHILD ABUSE, CUTTING, SUICIDE, INCEST.
I’m a very sunshiny person, I just wouldn’t know how to channel my inspiration to make Banners and/or Blinkies for something containing those topics. I wouldn’t be working at the best of my capabilities, and you don’t deserve that from me. Again, I have a list of Buttons of ‘Where you can find other Blinkie/Banner makers‘ on my sidebar you can check out if your story deals with these topics.
D- If you already have a Banner/Blinkie from another artist, please tell me so in advance.
I don’t want to step on anybody’s toes, and the Banner/Blinkie maker community is tiny. If you asked another Banner/Blinkie maker for a Banner/Blinkie, and then he/she sees his/hers replaced by mine… Um… I really don’t want to have to answer questions or gain unnecessary enemies. Okay?
People are very sensitive about their work – that includes me. So please tell me in advance if you have another Banner/Blinkie, and if you do, why do you need another one.
This is not a competition – you may very well have very good reasons to want another Banner/Blinkie – but I do have a great respect for other artists’ work, and I would like to keep things as polite as possible.
Also, please don’t lie. Community=Tiny → Me finding out very very soon.
E- If you asked another artist for a Banner/Blinkie already, PLEASE do not ask me for another. Wait until you hear from him/her.
I’ve seen cases in which two artists were working on the same Banner at the same time and honestly it’s a waste of time. Consider this, there are thousands of stories being posted, and only but a handful of artists. The time that other artist and I invested making two Banners/Blinkies for the same fic at the same time could have been invested making a Banner/Blinkie for someone who really needed it.
F- If you don’t like something I put in the Banner/Blinkie like the color scheme, one of the pictures, etc, after I sent it to you, feel free to ask me to change it. I’m not afraid of constructive criticism, and this is your Banner/Blinkie for your story. You should like it, not me. 😀
Remember: Sadly, I’m not inside your head and I’m not Edward; I do not read minds. You have to help me, and tell me what you want so I can make you a pretty Banner/Blinkie that truly depicts the spirit of your story.
G- Please credit me as your banner/blinkie maker. Once upon a time I used to sign everything I made. I don’t have anything in particular against the practice of signing your own stuff, but as a general rule I don’t find it visually pleasing to put too much text in a graphic. Therefore, if I have to choose to take some text out, my name is the thing that will be left out. I still want credit for what I created though, so I really appreciate it when the writer puts my name under the banner/blinkie when they post their graphics on Twilighted, or other Fanfiction archive sites that support graphics. Even a little shoutout on the writer’s blog would make me immensely happy. I won’t tell you to shout from rooftops my name or sing me praises while dancing under the rain but yeah, even a simple thank you in an A/N can come a long way. 😀
5-) Do you take requests for other graphics apart from banner/blinkies?
As a general rule, no. I just prefer making those two types of graphics over any other type I know how to make.