If James and Lily had survived, I am positive that every time Harry got into trouble, there would be a huge betting pool on whether the next howler would be James and Sirius congratulating him or Lily screaming at him and commanding Severus to give him detention for a month. And as the Potter family owl would arrive, everyone would be silently anticipating the results, and at the end you’d see dumbledore discretely handing mcgonagall 10 galleons
I recently bought the latest book in the Legacy series, and I got a typically automated “please review your purchase” mail today.
Considering my review would probably be “Decent book, but not enough Wraith!”, I think I better not.
It is a decent book, though. Not the strongest in the Legacy series by far, and far too few Wraith, though bonus for the one Wraith they had around the most being Ember, and for Dekaas the former Worshipper who seems to be the only one around not viewing the Wraith in black and white.
Also, cliffhanger ending much?
I tried reading the SGA novels, particularly the legacy ones because yay more wraith after being left with only 5 seasons of SGA…
Buuut I felt the writing was so damn awful (did anyone actually beta read it??) and, to me, I didn’t like how the wraith actually had names among themselves, head-canon-ly I always believed they were too ancient to have names for one another and they recognized each other by their mind and scent.
What causes the price to be so expensive? (not in a bad way im just curious)
It’s a fair question (when asked nicely), and it’s one that artists get a lot (though often asked not so nicely).
Pricing your art can be one of the more stressful parts of the job, especially when that art is your sole or main income. There are a few main factors to consider:
First, materials. Pretty basic logic there. How much did you spend to assemble the materials necessary?
Second, time. You basically have to work out what would be a good hourly wage for your work. If you spend a bajillion hours on something, that has to be taken into account when you price it.
Third, knowledge/experience/expertise. This is the weird nebulous part of pricing. You have to consider all the hours of practice, refinement, failures, and development that goes into each piece and your style and skill overall. Magweno put it well in a response to someone on DA:
Original art is expensive. I actually had the Gubbin bases cast in resin because it means I can charge $125 for them instead of the higher price I would need to charge if I’d made each one from scratch without that base. I had initially been hoping to sell each for a bit less, but I got too wrapped up in doing extra details on the paint job, so the hours I invested started to lengthen a bit.