Multifandom works roundup, 3/31 (Sailor Moon, Gloomverse, and more)

But I’m A Cat Person
Timelapse: Kiss Me, I’m Lucky (video | Patrick | worksafe)
Full Cover-age Lightning (art | Lightning, Köhler, Gaillard | worksafe)
Duck and Cover Ilsa (art | Ilsa, Cohen, Rosen | worksafe)

Leif & Thorn
Character vs Inspiration: Kale, etc (comic | Kale, Iona, WiB, Dexie, Hermosa, Sven | G)

Gloomverse
Witches of Webcomics – Assistant (art | Rylie | worksafe)

Pizza Witch
Witches of Webcomics – Pizza Witch (art | it’s just her ok | worksafe)

Sailor Moon
Protected by the Moon (art | Super Sailor Moon | worksafe)
Protected by the Moon 2000 (vintage art | Super Sailor Moon | worksafe)

SpectraSpell
Witches of Webcomics – Vera (art | Vera | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
Candelabra brush set (Clip Studio brushes, worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Annotated re-release of chapter 3 has kicked off.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
The vampire servants get tested for the novel brumavirus! Who’s recovered, who still has it, and who’s managed to avoid picking it up?

Works roundup, 3/15 (Bob’s Burgers, lots of webcomics)

But I’m A Cat Person
Pop art Beings (animation | Ilsa, Lúthien, Cybele, Blake, Reseda, Patrick, Kara Lynn, Poe | worksafe)
Cute as can Being (art | Poe, Cybele, Reseda, Kara Lynn | worksafe)

Leif & Thorn
Fan-Favorite Character Sketchboard (art | all the characters | worksafe)
Ceannic Quartz Team Fusions 4 (gemsonas | Quince, Thorn, Pascentia, Archie, Rowan | worksafe)

Bob’s Burgers
Triple Decker (sketch | Bob/Linda/Teddy | worksafe)

Forever Autumn
Witches of Webcomics – Alice (art | Alice | worksafe)

Lovespells
Witches of Webcomics – Esther (art | Esther | worksafe)

O Sarilho/Ship Wrecked/Stoop-Gallants/Phantomarine/The Devil of Angel Classroom/XII: Magic & Muses/Hello from the Magic Tavern/Penny Blackfeather/Skin Horse
Scribble Your Mutuals’ OCs With A Mouse (art meme | various | worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Annotated reruns of the full series – plus a Master’s Edition Kickstarter poll.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
Hermosa gets rescued! Sort of. Mostly.

Multifandom works roundup (Burns & Allen, WandaVision, Daily Show, and more)

But I’m A Cat Person
Master’s Edition Softcover Mockup (art | Bianca, Patrick, Sparrow | worksafe)
Don’t Judge Blake By Their Cover (cover art | Blake, Walker | worksafe)
Cover-ing Your Back Reseda (cover art | Timothy, Reseda | worksafe)
Kiss Me, I’m Lucky (wallpaper | Patrick | worksafe)

Leif & Thorn
Shoujo Shimmer Magical Thorn (sketch | Leif/Thorn, Kudzu | worksafe)
Mirror, Me-rror (sketch | Woman in Black | worksafe)

Burns & Allen/Leif & Thorn
Character vs. Inspiration: Hedge & Grassie, Astrid (comic | Hedge/Grassie, George/Gracie, Astrid, JKR | G)

Colbert Report/Daily Show/Leif & Thorn
Character vs Inspiration: Cedar and Laurel (comic | Cedar, “Stephen”, Larry Wilmore, Laurel | G)

Madoka Magica/WandaVision/Leif & Thorn
WandaKudzu (comic | Wanda, Kudzu, Homura | G)

General/Miscellaneous
The Astrologian (reward art, worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Annotated reruns of the full series – plus a Master’s Edition Kickstarter poll.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
Hermosa gets rescued! Sort of. Mostly.

The family MCU watch-through is up to Infinity War

…it’s not a very organized watch-through, we’re not really going in order, except to the degree of “if Movie X contains spoilers for Movie Y, watch Movie Y first.”

As in, we started with Doctor Strange, since (a) it works just fine as a standalone and (b) it was one of the Top MCU Favorites among family members who actually have favorites. But my other top pick was Captain Marvel, so we’ve had to save that for after IW, and we had to save IW for after “everyone in the family has seen every preceding movie at least once.”

Had the same criteria for Age of Ultron, and then for Civil War (which, okay, that wasn’t hard, just had to watch Ant-Man in between).

Around that point, I had enough general MCU feelings to put together a whole “well, if I was in charge of the Phases” movie lineup. Like so:

Phase 2: same as IRL, but end it with Avengers: AoU

Phase 3:

  • Black Widow solo movie fits here
  • Wanda & Vision badly deserve a “how they first fell in love” adventure
  • Ant-Man (same as IRL)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2 (same as IRL)
  • optional: pop Doctor Strange back here, purely for phase-length balance
  • ends with Avengers: Civil War (same as IRL, except we admit it’s an Avengers movie)

Phase 4:

  • GOTG vol 3, w/the Adam plot they cut from v2, plus “Gamora & Nebula get a whole movie of Awkward Sister Bonding”
  • everything left in IRL Phase 3
  • except that Avengers: Endgame is, uh, the End

Now Phases 1-4 = the Infinity Saga, and post-EG content (so far, WandaVision & Spider-Man: FFH) = the start of Phase 5.

And, well. Having rewatched through most of IRL Phase 3, I stand by all of this.

Especially the Wanda-and-Vision part. I remember the first time I watched IW, being so unmoved by their romance. (I was sad when Vision died, because it’s always sad when a likeable character dies — but not, you know, extra-sad on Wanda’s behalf.)  They only got, what, 2 scenes together? maybe 3? across all the preceding movies, and presumably a bunch of development happened since then, but it was all offscreen. IW just opens with “hey, update, they are In Love now” and, welp, you gotta roll with it.

Fast-forward to present day, I’m 8 episodes deep into WandaVision, these two have gotten so much screentime being visibly, palpably In Love, go back to rewatch IW and — that death scene had me in tears.

(These actors are so good. They absolutely sell the dynamic and the weight of feeling between these characters, in a way that resonates with later on-screen developments which at this point they don’t even know about, the scripts aren’t even a twinkle in Disney’s eye yet.)

Anyway, in conclusion, we were absolutely cheated out of a Wanda-and-Vision “adorable falling-in-love rom-com where the gimmick is that they’re superheroes” movie. And if Marvel ever considers doing a flashback to make one, the way they’re (finally) doing with Black Widow, I would be there with bells on.

Things that are inherently human with deep historical precedent: drawing dicks on walls, taking selfies, being trans/nonbinary

1800-year-old Roman carvings in Hadrian’s Wall: “The phallus was a symbol of good luck to Ancient Romans.” Suuuure, that’s definitely the reason someone drew a dick on a wall.

Via Wikimedia Commons: “Otto von Habsburg, Crown Prince of Austria (1912-2011)” taking a selfie in the mirror as a teenager. In the 1920’s. But hey, kids these days, right?

…and now, without further ado, queer & trans links from across multiple centuries. The language and the terms change, but the people have always been here.

“Born in Maryland around 1858, Swann endured slavery, the Civil War, racism, police surveillance, torture behind bars, and many other injustices. But beginning in the 1880s, he not only became the first American activist to lead a queer resistance group; he also became, in the same decade, the first known person to dub himself a “queen of drag”—or, more familiarly, a drag queen.

I originally identified as a cross-dresser. It was in an online support group for other cross-dressers that somebody used the word bi-gendered. And it was like the lightbulbs went on, the choir of angels was singing, and the light was shining down on me. ” Profiles of 5 older nonbinary adults, talking about their journeys.

“Trans people are often mocked for being confused and emotional in regards to the choices we make with our bodies. For the sake of the trans community, I feel like I’m supposed to know what I want and who I am. But there are no roadmaps for me to follow.

PSA for yanquis, the -e suffixes for gender neutrality were brought up by Latin American native Spanish and Portuguese speakers to make our heavily gendered languages truly gender neutral and inclusive!!! It wasn’t created by some random gringue on the internet, but by ACTUAL LATIN AMERICAN NATIVE SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE SPEAKERS SO OUR LANGUAGES ANSWER TO OUR NEEDS AND REALITIES!!!”

“I think that we can—we must—hold both of our experiences at the same time, OG: Your pain and also mine. The hurt of older generations of queers who feel disrespected by younger movement builders, and the hurt of younger generations who feel that older activists weren’t there for us. We can accept the truth of both of these, as well as the truth that younger and older queers have always benefited from each others’ fight for survival and freedom.