Extra rules: Your entries must be new arts, not posted anywhere else previous to Nov. 6. Your art can be ANYTHING, really--food art, a music video, a plushie, a pillowcase--whatever as long as it depicts Ishida's Vollstandig (his new winged Quincy form!) OF YOUR IMAGINATION. You must upload your arts, one art per post, on Nov. 6, with the subject heading "Draw Ishida's Vollstandig Contest" and the title of your particular piece (or "untitled" if your art has no title). Tag the entry "Draw Ishida's Vollstandig Contest" as well.
As always, gifts and tributes to our boy are welcome on this day, but please note if your gift is not to be considered for judging in the competition.
Sorry to be so absent from Bleachness lately folks--unlike many, I'm still a huge HUGE fan. I will always love Bleach. I've been swamped with work and RL lately and am currently buried under a mountain of tissues from my perpetual cold. The Naruto manga is ending next week and I feel so nostalgic and weird about that--I'm no longer very invested in the manga, but my son who was just a preschooler talking about it with me one day is now a teenager taller than I am! Funny how a long-running manga can make one face one's own mortality and get all weepy about time passing!
I really hate how the shipping phenomenon ruins fandom joy, and how Japan just fans the flames---there's a perverse pleasure WSJ took in asking "Will it be Sakura or Hinata in this week's preview for the last chapter?" and Studio Perriot's movie previews are always horrible trolls. Eh, my ship in Naruto was NaruSasu so I got the satisfyingly super gay ending I always wanted and predicted in chapter 698, and now I'm just watching the fireworks. I've predicted NaruSaku for years, even though I don't care for it, but I've never been wrong about a ship. I hope that when Bleach ends, there won't be half the wank, although some folks are predicting worsel I remember how Kubo trolled the fandom over Rukia's ban kai and pray he won't do the same with shipping, although I fear the worst. Some people are just cruel for the heck of it and to show up the stupidity of manga fans.