These were all done on a Wacom graphics tablet.
Blake to all:
Avon to all:
Avon to Blake:
Avon to Vila:
Vila to all:
Vila to Cally:
Cally to all:
Cally to Vila:
Gan to all:
Christmas is coming,
and a very very very happy new year!
On the front:
Everyone was a bit annoyed that Blake wouldn’t let them open their presents before midnight.
On the inside:
"Midnight by whose reckoning anyway?" Avon said. "We are, if you haven’t noticed, in space."
"Federation Standard Time," said Blake loftily, forgetting all his revolutionary fervour. "It's traditional."
Gan wondered if the suspiciously pear-shaped
parcel for him was a punching ball (if so, he was considering naming it Avon);
Avon decided that if they'd given him more laser probes, they might be used in ways unintended by the manufacturer;
Cally hoped she was getting the Betafarlian throat-singing CD she wanted (for the unearthly—and unAuronar-beauty
and its crew-repelling properties; Jenna thought that if she got another bottle of bath salts or pack of smelly soaps,
she'd brain the lot of them using the things as a weight in one of the socks she got Blake last year and which he'd never worn;
and Vila just hoped that no one realised that he'd drunk the sherry and eaten the fruitcake left out for Father Christmas.
Or that he'd already broken into his own gift and added several items that Avon unaccountably thought were his.
Blake savoured the control he had over his crew. "All right. It's one minute past midnight."
Have a great Christmas, Hanukkah, or Solstice and an excellent 2007!
On the front
The boys were a little annoyed that Cally and Jenna wouldn't let them open their present till after midnight.
On the inside
"Ooh, far too big and heavy to be yet more lockpicks to
Newcastle, whatever that is.
I just hope it's not a pack of those black fossil fuel rocks Avon gave me last year for some reason...
Oh, lovely! A gourmet pack from Lindor: brandy, chocolate, wine, cheese, Mars Bars,
and those cute little balls they do that look like chocolate Deathstars!"
Have a great Christmas, Hanukkah, or Solstice and an
Hanukkah went over Christmas this year.
On the front
or whatever Festival of Light you celebrate!
On the inside, using the full width
It was Vila's idea, with the crew all together again (it was a miracle!) and Blake agreed since the story of Hanukkah is about a rebellion and a miracle. So here they are with their own nine lights (they only did the last day; miracles are limited). Blake has the Flame of Freedom, Vila has a sparkler, Jenna a scented candle, Avon a laser probe, Gan a light bulb, Cally a torch, Dayna a flamethrower, Tarrant thought his teeth sufficed (which they did), and Soolin has her gun.
HAPPY FESTIVAL OF LIGHT TO YOU!
To create this picture, I used nine separate pictures with transparent backgrounds. If you'd like to see them full-size, click on the thumbnails below.
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