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Monday Works Roundup (The Good Place, Sailor Moon, webcomics, others) October 8, 2018

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But I’m A Cat Person
Cupcake Cybele Badge (art | Cybele | worksafe)
Flower Hat Bunny (art | Cybele | worksafe)

Leif & Thorn
Volume 1 Cast Banner (art | Leif/Thorn, Imri, Mata/Pato, Ivy, Holly, Annie/Birch, Iona | worksafe)
Volume 1 Cover (art | Leif/Thorn | worksafe)
Axe Heart (wallpaper | Del | worksafe)

The Good Place
Good Place Daemons (art | Eleanor, Tahani, Chidi, Simone, Jason, Janet | worksafe)

The Hazards of Love
Glitter Everywhere (art | Catparo/Iolanthe | worksafe)

MAX
Spy Vacation (art | Skye | worksafe)

Rainbow Six
Valkyrie (chibi | Valkyrie | worksafe)

Sailor Moon
Moon patch (graphic, G)

General/Miscellaneous
Lipstick Lesbian Flag Stamp – Base (stamp)
Trans Man Flag Stamp – Base (stamp)
Chibi Avazeen (chibi, creepy worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
The dramatic end of Chapter 27!

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
Cedar starts learning about his powers, and Thorn brings the kids home.

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Bad things. (Tax fraud, short-sheeting FEMA, separating citizens, and more.) October 5, 2018

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Categorized Tweets: “Enter your zipcode to catch up on the candid thoughts of individuals who represent you.

“We went through the transcript of the hearing and noted every single time a question was asked of Ford and Kavanaugh. (We didn’t include the times a questioner didn’t ask an explicit question.) Then we noted every instance in which answered the question or said they didn’t know the answer — and we also noted every time they either refused to answer or gave an answer that didn’t address the question. Here are the results.”

“A man emailed recently in response to something I’d written about street harassment. He was so glad, he said, that his college-age daughter never experienced anything like that. Less than a day later, he wrote again. They had just talked. She told him she’d been harassed many, many times — including that week.”

By age 3, Mr. Trump was earning $200,000 a year in today’s dollars from his father’s empire. He was a millionaire by age 8. By the time he was 17, his father had given him part ownership of a 52-unit apartment building. Soon after Mr. Trump graduated from college, he was receiving the equivalent of $1 million a year from his father.” And no, it wasn’t terribly legal.

“Americans by and large want the government to help them get healthcare when they need it—whether that means the ACA’s regulations on insurers or a more direct system where the feds or the states cover everyone. Republicans know this, which is why they are lying about wanting to defend pre-existing condition protections. More fundamentally, Republicans have spent the last decade using every avenue available to them to block any effort to expand coverage.”

“The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said this week that millions of water bottles meant for victims of Hurricane Maria have been left undistributed at an airport in Puerto Rico for more than a year.

“Merkley believes the transfer from FEMA to ICE was made this summer. He told Maddow that ‘it means that just as hurricane season is starting … the administration is working hard to find funds for child detention camps.‘”

“In one stunning example, the government listed one child who ‘cannot be reunified at this time because the parent’s location has been unknown for more than a year,’ and ‘records show the parent and child might be US citizens.’

U.S. policy has created a food system that excels at producing flour, sugar and oil but struggles to deliver nutrients at anywhere near the same scale. The United States spends $1.5 billion on nutrition research every year compared to around $60 billion on drug research. Just 4 percent of agricultural subsidies go to fruits and vegetables. No wonder that the healthiest foods can cost up to eight times more, calorie for calorie, than the unhealthiest—or that the gap gets wider every year.”

Multifandom Recommendations – Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who, Sailor Moon, Red Dwarf, DCU October 3, 2018

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  • Red Dwarf | Rimmer, Lister | T | Unplugged
    After the events of Siliconia, Lister is still recovering. So is Rimmer. Why not recover together?
    series:red dwarf,pairing:rimmer_lister,fic:one-shot,genfic,trope:hurt-comfort

  • Red Dwarf | Rimmer/Lister | T | Orange Crush
    To wind Rimmer up, Lister mucks with his projection and puts him in a ballgown. Refusing to rise to the bait, Rimmer keeps it on, and Lister finds himself hopelessly (and surprisingly) aroused.
    fic:one-shot,series:red dwarf,pairing:rimmer_lister,trope:genderplay

  • Red Dwarf | Rimmer, Lister, Kryten, Cat | T | Rimmer’s Turn
    “I’m a hologram, for smeg’s sake!” Rimmer continued. “Now all we need is Kryten to get knocked-up by his favorite mop and we’ll be four for four.”
    series:red dwarf,pairing:rimmer_lister,fic:one-shot,genfic,trope:kidfic,kink:mpreg

  • DCU | Batman, Harley/Ivy | T | Invasive
    “There’s an invasive plant-themed villain on the loose! Of course you want my help!”

    “I’m not letting you use me to win an argument with your girlfriend.”
    series:dc comics,yuri,fic:one-shot,pairing:harley_ivy

Good things. (Pool parties, Medicare, ocean cleanup, gay stuff in media.) October 1, 2018

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“Remember the teenage girl who got dragged by police at a pool party? Well, she’s getting her money and her own pool party. […] Cole said that her client plans to use a portion of the money to start a business and that she hopes to become a dentist.” I’m so relieved and happy for this nerd.

Koch-backed study finds ‘Medicare for All’ would save U.S. trillions. An estimated cost of $32.6 trillion over 10 years is less than the US would spend over the next 10 years under the current system.”

Engineers on Saturday deployed a trash collection device to corral plastic litter floating between California and Hawaii in an attempt to clean up the world’s largest garbage patch in the heart of the Pacific Ocean.”

“I was just learning about how The Answer book, which was also very difficult to make and I only just now found out that a big part of why it was made was that one of the big champions of the book was an ally for her sister. We’ve had allies at all these different stages, people for whom this is very personal and they understand the personal toll that can be taken.” Rebecca Sugar on breaking ground.

“The truth is they’re scared of getting emails from bigots and they’re cowards. So they’re letting the bigots control the conversation. My response was basically, ‘Let ‘em complain,’ ‘they’re wrong,’ and ‘they’re just gonna have to live with it.’ Unfortunately, it got so contentious that [the network] essentially told me that if I didn’t cut the scene they would cut the episode and they strong-armed me out of it.” More on representation, with Voltron, Gravity Falls, and SU.

“Arnie as a film editor—if you thought of Bert with a job in the world, wouldn’t that be perfect? Bert with his paper clips and organization? And I was the jokester. So it was the Bert & Ernie relationship, and I was already with Arnie when I came to Sesame Street. So I don’t think I’d know how else to write them, but as a loving couple. I wrote sketches…Arnie’s OCD would create friction with how chaotic I was. And that’s the Bert & Ernie dynamic.

Multifandom Recommendations – X-Men, Avengers, Suradanna and the Sea, Jeeves & Wooster, Sherlock Holmes, Hellsing September 26, 2018

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  • X-Men: First Class | Erik/Charles | T | If, Tomorrow
    Once, he may have been Magneto… but now he’s an all-too-human man in a wheelchair.

    Once, the boy who’s come to shine a light on his past life may have been Professor X… but now he’s a normal teenager.

    Once, mutants may have existed… but they don’t anymore.
    series:x-men,pairing:xavier_magneto,fic:one-shot

  • Jeeves & Wooster | Bertie | T | The Invention of Bertie Wooster
    Once upon a time, a young fellow called Bertie took a first in Literature from Oxford. He and his chums were basking yet in the golden summer of 1914 when certain things happened in that August which it’s probably better I don’t dredge up again.
    series:jeeves & wooster,genfic,fic:one-shot,trope:trauma

  • Sherlock Holmes | Holmes/Watson | M | The Art of the Blood
    Watson finds a disturbing, barbaric, medically out-of-fashion item among Holmes’s possessions, and simply cannot let it go. How does Holmes happen to own not just any bloodletting kit, but one that once belonged to a great violin master who died before Holmes was born? The answers revealed will change both their lives – forever.
    series:sherlock holmes,pairing:holmes_watson,fic:one-shot,trope:vampires

  • Hellsing | Arthur, Alucard | G | Lookabout
    Little Arthur Hellsing during Abraham Van Helsing’s time: Arthur wants to play a new game with his father, which of course leads to mischief.
    series:hellsing,fic:one-shot,genfic,trope:kidfic

  • Hellsing | pre-Integra/Alucard | T | Remembrances
    A flash to the past of Alucard, The No Life King and his master, the young Integral Fairbrooks Wingates Hellsing a year after she freed him from the dungeons.
    series:hellsing,fic:one-shot,pairing:integra_alucard,genfic,trope:kidfic,trope:hurt-comfort

Monday Works Roundup, 9/24 (O Sarilho, Overwatch, Phoenix Flair, Sailor Moon, Sesame Street, etc) September 24, 2018

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But I’m A Cat Person
’70s AU Jess and Stu (sketch | Cohen, Jessica Lake | worksafe)

Leif & Thorn
Chibi Caoimhe (art | Caoimhe | worksafe)
Ceannic Order Shields (graphic | shields | worksafe)
Volume 1 3D Rendering (art | the book! | worksafe)

O Sarilho/Leif & Thorn
It’s The Economy… (art | Nikita, Leif | worksafe)

Overwatch
McReaper (art | McCree/Reyes | worksafe-ish)

Phoenix Flair
The Phoenixes Flair (art | femme!Phoenix, butch!Phoenix | worksafe)

Sailor Moon
Live Pretty (art | Zoisite | worksafe)

Sesame Street
You’re The One (art | Bert/Ernie | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
Agender pride stamp – base (stamp)
Webcomic Woes 22 – Family Matters (comic, G)
Gay bear pride stamp – base (stamp)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Bennett attempts to be a good boyfriend.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
The final steps of the rescue! Also, diplomatic immunity.

heyyyyy check out this thing you can preorder on Kickstarter RIGHT NOW September 17, 2018

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The first look (or second, or third…possibly fifth, depending on how many of my sites you visit on a regular basis) at Leif & Thorn Volume 1!

Leif & Thorn Volume 1

It’s 180 pages. It’s oversized. It’s full color. It’s already drawn!

…it’s not already printed. This is Only A Model.

Which is why I’m raising the funds to do a print run on Kickstarter. Back this project, and you can get your very own copy of Leif & Thorn Volume 1, plus all kinds of other cool rewards. You can get wallpapers. You can get postcards. You can get custom art. You can get yourself drawn into the strip!

(Not in this book. In a future book.)

I kept the budget modest, so if we get funded, I get to print a short run of books. And if we get OVER-funded, I get to print a LONG run of books.

Visit the campaign page to learn more. You can follow the project to back later…or follow your dreams and back now.

Dog-walking, napping, and buying mints while black September 11, 2018

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In the surveillance video […] Arreola is seen asking for the price of the mints, then hands over cash to the attendant before pocketing the mints in his jacket. That is all it took for the officer to [draw his gun] and demand that Arreola place the mints back on the counter.” Thank goodness he made it out of that alive.

The 34-year-old grad student in African studies unlocked her dorm-room door in front of police to show that she lived there, but they still asked for her ID.” Her too.

“A police sergeant showed up, Fyffe-Marshall says in her account, and said he didn’t know what Airbnb was. The group showed the police their booking confirmations and phoned the home’s landlord to convince police they were telling the truth.” And them!

“Emory Ellis, a black homeless man in Boston, was hungry so he went to Burger King one morning in 2015. But instead of breakfast, Ellis got a ride to the police station and more than three months in jail after he was wrongfully accused of using counterfeit cash.

[My eight-year-old daughter] cried for an hour and now refuses to go outside with her dog. … I told her she did nothing wrong – but she said she must have or someone would not have called the police on her.”

The Onion: “Deciding his firstborn was old enough to learn about the cultural dangers of having things in his hands, African American dad Aaron Mitchell pulled his son aside Thursday to have “the talk” about holding literally any object.

Monday Works Roundup 9/10 – Forward, Labyrinth, Sailor Moon, Magic Tavern, stamps, and more September 10, 2018

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But I’m A Cat Person
Cold Winter Nights Indoors (art | Sparrow, Reseda, Emma/Bianca, Patrick, Timothy | worksafe)
Sunshine Windows (art | Patrick | worksafe)

Leif & Thorn
Flowerchoke Sadkale (art | Kale | NSFW-ish)
Scimitar Hearts (wallpaper | Gerri, Peach, Rowan | worksafe)
Wolf in the Forest (art | Leif/Thorn | worksafe)

Forward
Your Silicon Pal That’s Fun To Be With (art | Zoa, Lee | worksafe)

Labyrinth/Hello From The Magic Tavern
Uncle Jareth (comic | Jareth, Sarah, Arnie, Usidore, Chunt, baby | G)

Sailor Moon
Moon Pride (art | Usagi, Chibiusa | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
Pansexual flag stamp – base (stamp)
Trans woman flag stamp – base (stamp)
Webcomic Woes 21 – Performance kicxiety (comic, G)
Chibi Scalezz (reward chibi, worksafe)
Genderqueer flag stamp – base (stamp)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Dr. Rosen is very cross about how much she’s been left out.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
Thorn is saved from having to make a nerve-wracking choice.

So, hey, we officially don’t have a functioning government. Fun times. September 9, 2018

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It’s official: the West Wing is full of people who fully believe the President is a nonfunctional idiot. But instead of following the legal processes to remove him from office, they’d rather keep him around as a figurehead puppet while they actually run the country themselves.

We’re all clear that this is a coup, right? The Republican party, as a group, has no respect for either the office of the President or the rule of law. They’re happy to shred both, all while pretending like it doesn’t utterly destroy their moral credibility to do so.

Or, as McSweeneys put it:

There are those of us still wandering the labyrinthine halls of the mutated Capitol Building, looking for ways to constructively appease Nyarlathotep, despite continual smear campaigns by the elitist, now underground press. For instance, we replaced the orphans It absorbs every “morning” with migrant laborers, and It didn’t seem to notice. When Its appetite turned to Idaho, one of us directed Its soulless gaze up towards the moon. No more moon, of course, but no one can say we ever turned our back on our core constituents.”

In other news, here’s a thing that happened with the NRA:

July 16: “…federal prosecutors on Monday unsealed a criminal complaint alleging that a Russian graduate student living in the D.C. area conspired to act as an agent of Russia […] One of the contacts was with an “organization promoting gun rights,” which NPR has previously reported is the National Rifle Association.

July 17: “Under the new policy, [certain organizations, including] the NRA, Planned Parenthood and the Sierra Club, will no longer be required to include donor identities with their tax filings.”

And here’s a single incident that, in a logical world, would make Brett Kavanaugh an unsupportable judicial candidate for Democrats and Republicans alike:

In 2001, three intellectually disabled D.C. residents brought suit against the city in Doe ex rel. Tarlow v. D.C, after they were subjected to at least three involuntary procedures: two abortions and one elective eye surgery. […] The District Court ruled for the plaintiffs […] On appeal, Judge Kavanaugh vacated the District Court’s injunction.”

No, you’re not reading that wrong. Kavanaugh ruled in favor of forced non-consensual abortions.

Which means the “pro-life” movement is also abandoning any pretense of moral credibility by supporting him.