I know you’re all asleep by now, but a couple of you have expressed interest in the origins of Meg’s knife. 

If anyone wants to send me guesses, go right ahead. Get it right and I’ll draw you something!


Meg and Raoul in… THE POST-DON JUAN PANIC

I really wanted to fill out this prompt from meggiry-khaleesi.

***

Meg had been unfortunate enough to be the one to discover Piangi’s dead body as she ran off-stage in a desperate effort to follow the Phantom after he kidnapped Christine, dragging her off with him. She looked down just in time to scream at what… or rather who she had nearly tripped over and the pair had long disappeared by the time she looked up again.

She was still in a daze when the cops kept pulling her aside, insisting that they needed a statement from her in order to get a clear understanding of what transpired that evening. Meg watched with stunned, tear-filled eyes as they lay her friend and colleague on a stretcher and carted him out, but was mostly grateful when the young cop trying to interview her was called away to attend to something more pressing. He gestured for her to stay there and she gave him a placating smile.

"Wanda…" Meg called to her dresser, her voice sounding hollow in her own ears. Somehow through all the chaos and horror, she heard Meg and stumbled over. "…could I ask you to bring me my clothes and boots? I’m in a bit of a hurry." 

To her relief, Wanda was too much in shock to question such a bizarre order, understanding her urgency and running off immediately. Meg had already started stripping off the heavy gypsy costume she had worn for Don Juan, throwing aside the coin covered headscarf, and dropping the heavy silk and brocade skirt. Wanda came running down the hallway with Meg’s boots, shirt and jacket, tossing her the pants from five feet away, pants that Meg caught in mid-air and started putting on before Wanda even reached her.

"Where did he take her?" Raoul came barreling down the hallway in her direction, having long given up on trying to get the attention of the investigator who was clearly overwhelmed by this many things going wrong at once and the interdepartmental pissing contest was only adding to the chaos. Detective Porter had initially refused to listen to Raoul when he suggested the threat level be raised "for some moron who gets his rocks off haunting an opera house" and that The Phantom was more than just a murderer and extortionist, but a terrorist. In hindsight, getting the CIA, FBI and CTU involved was quite frankly, a terrible fucking idea.

"I know where they went," Meg’s firm voice broke out amidst all the yelling. She had finished pulling her shirt on and accepted her jacket from Wanda, continuing in the opposite direction of the chaos, determined to slip away from the police who would not be any help to them until it was too late. "Are you coming or what?" she called over her shoulder, shrugging on her jacket as she went. From what must have been a hidden pocket, he saw her pull out a large SOG knife and unsheathe it.

"I…" Momentarily dumbfounded, it barely even occurred to him that he hadn’t actually seen one of those blades since his days in the military.

"Get a move on, De Chagny! We have to go save my friend," she said with a steely determination. Shaken from his temporary lapse in focus, he cleared the distance she had left between them in several quick strides. He resolved to get Christine out of this alive, no matter what it would cost him.

***

In case you were curious, Meg’s knife and outfit can be seen here.


Q
Let's talk about how everything you do is perfect and you are like the perfect human being!
A

I DON’T EVEN KNOW HOW TO RESPOND TO THIS OTHER THAN I LOVE YOU AND WANT TO PET YOUR HAIR BECAUSE THAT IS HOW I SHOW AFFECTION

Thank you my fellow perfect human being, I really enjoyed getting such a lovely message <3


IF MEG HAD ACTUALLY JOINED RAOUL ON THE WAY TO THE LAIR LIKE SHE VOLUNTEERED TO BEFORE MADAME GIRY WENT ALL MAMA BEAR ON HER ASS (can be modern!verse, I’m easy)

Oh you mean the deleted scene where Meg compartmentalizes her pain and pulls one of these after seeing what he did to Piangi (who was a very nice man that EVERYONE LIKED TYVM) then badass!walks down to the lair regardless of whether Raoul is keeping up with her or not?

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…actually I’m going to have a think on what I might be able to come up with for it.


Q
Let's talk about our plans to take over the world!
A

Okay but first I want an apartment on Fifth Avenue with a view of the park. It doesn’t have to the the penthouse or anything, I’m not picky. But it’s very important to me that there’s a helipad on the roof.

For my helicopter of course. 


Bored. Let’s talk Phantom costumes. Or fashion. Or phic prompts. Or literally anything.


Probably one of my last chances to wear a sundress and strappy heels this year.

Probably one of my last chances to wear a sundress and strappy heels this year.


I’m seriously just picturing the wardrobe team on tour shaking their heads while they glue those green and red gems on the gold braid to match the bodice like “who the fuck are we even fooling


I&#8217;m sorry but we need to talk about the clusterfuck that is this costume combo (US Slavegirl/UK Elissa Skirt).
(X)

I’m sorry but we need to talk about the clusterfuck that is this costume combo (US Slavegirl/UK Elissa Skirt).

(X)


Q
Hi Darcy I hope i'm not being intrusive but because of your killer sense of style, I'm wondering if you have any recommendations for any good online clothing shops, other than modcloth because i'm trying to broaden my horizons :)
Anonymous
A

Hey! You’re not being intrusive at all and I’m so flattered you like my style enough to ask! :D

The thing is… if you mean online retailers that don’t exist with brick and mortar counterparts, I don’t really know of any other than Ruche and even then I’ve not shopped with them, I just know their style is pretty cute. I don’t do a *ton* of online shopping outside of ModCloth because I really hate the process of returns when something doesn’t fit or doesn’t fit right. It’s a giant hassle because most of the time they expect you to pay the return shipping, etc. etc. 

But if you mean companies I have experience with that are online:

1. Oasis: I really love Oasis. I think Oasis can be on the very pricey side if you buy full priced, but with a little patience, the sales are worth it because the quality is quite good. But they have some seriously cute item and I suggest taking a look! I don’t know if they’re still doing it, but the last time I checked they were doing free shipping on orders $50 or more.

2. Ann Taylor Loft: I’ve talked about Loft before, and that their cuts can be a little too mature if you’re not careful, but I’m a very big fan of their accessories and their printed/appliqued tees! The tee that’s pictured with my Wishing Skirt is theirs if you wanted an idea of what I mean.

3. Famous Footwear: 85% of the time, they’re running a 20% off coupon on their site, and I think that’s pretty damn great. You’d be surprised how much really cute stuff I’ve gotten from there over the years, and the fact that they sell some of the same brands ModCloth does is a testament to that.


Q
You are a gift to the world
A

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MODERN AU WHERE WHERE ERIK’S REALLY HOT

It’s in your soul where the true distortion lies… no seriously Erik you’re just the biggest fucking asshole I’ve ever met.”


Q
I legit want to get married in that dress. Now for the hard part: finding a woman to marry.
Anonymous
A

THE STRUGGLE IS REAL. Also thank you. <3


Sometimes you get a really indignant and offended comment on a post you made from like eight months ago and you’re just “I DON’T CARE: The Musical”


Modern Day Wedding Gown, Take 2!
I love a lot of things about the US Wedding Gowns, but one of the features I’ve just completely honed in on was the ribbed ottoman they use for the bodice.


I’ve been thinking a lot about it ever since I got a swatch of it a few months ago and we all know I’ve been dying to try my hand at a different modern day Wedding Gown. I like to think that I had “soft” and “romantic” in mind when I designed the first one and something with more structured lines with a hint of bombshell when I designed this one. 
The gown features a pleated band on the neckline and hem, lace fans (I know this is an oddly specific detail that you can’t even see on the drawing, but I wanted pearls at the pointed edges of the fans, rather than rosettes), and the entire gown is made of the ottoman because I’m in love with how the material sits.
I will also say that a BIG inspiration for the mermaid tail skirt came from a conversation I had with veroniqueclaire a couple of months ago.
BUT here’s the best part, both dress designs could potentially be canon! If there is one thing I learned from watching Revenge, it’s that rich people have a ton of wedding gowns that they go through for wedding portraits and stuff and then one they actually get married in. (That&#8217;s also my way of expressing that I am not done with Modern Day Wedding!Christine. not by a longshot)

See the rest of my Modern Day series here!

Please do not repost my art or reuse my designs anywhere without my permission.

Modern Day Wedding Gown, Take 2!

I love a lot of things about the US Wedding Gowns, but one of the features I’ve just completely honed in on was the ribbed ottoman they use for the bodice.

I’ve been thinking a lot about it ever since I got a swatch of it a few months ago and we all know I’ve been dying to try my hand at a different modern day Wedding Gown. I like to think that I had “soft” and “romantic” in mind when I designed the first one and something with more structured lines with a hint of bombshell when I designed this one. 

The gown features a pleated band on the neckline and hem, lace fans (I know this is an oddly specific detail that you can’t even see on the drawing, but I wanted pearls at the pointed edges of the fans, rather than rosettes), and the entire gown is made of the ottoman because I’m in love with how the material sits.

I will also say that a BIG inspiration for the mermaid tail skirt came from a conversation I had with veroniqueclaire a couple of months ago.

BUT here’s the best part, both dress designs could potentially be canon! If there is one thing I learned from watching Revenge, it’s that rich people have a ton of wedding gowns that they go through for wedding portraits and stuff and then one they actually get married in. (That’s also my way of expressing that I am not done with Modern Day Wedding!Christine. not by a longshot)

See the rest of my Modern Day series here!

Please do not repost my art or reuse my designs anywhere without my permission.