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Book giveaway? Book giveaway! March 23, 2018

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Same deal as the previous post — comment if you want anything, cover the cost of shipping, and it’s yours!

Everything is paperback, and in nice condition, unless otherwise noted. If you have questions or want a photo of something specific, just ask. I’m not planning to leave this open for long (no later than March 31) before passing on everything that hasn’t been asked about, so make it fast.

And please share this post around for other people who might be interested!

Neil Gaiman

Mirrormask (w/Dave McKean) (hardcover)
Black Orchid, volumes 1-3 (w/Dave McKean)
Sandman: The Dream Hunters (w/Yoshitaka Amano)
Creatures of the Night (w/Michael Zulli) (hardcover)
Stardust

Kendra L. Saunders

The Unlove Spell
Dating an Alien Popstar
Inanimate Objects

How to Draw Manga

From the (translated) Japanese series, don’t worry. Lots of good tips and reference poses.

Getting Started
Illustrating Battles
Colorful Costumes
Bishoujo Around The World
Couples
Dressing Your Characters in Casual Wear

Misc. Fiction

Misery – Stephen King (well-loved)
An Abundance of Katherines – John Green (ditto)
The Skies of Pern – Anne McCaffrey

Misc. Nonfiction

Wishful Drinking – Carrie Fisher
The Psychology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained – DK (hardcover)
Alex & Eliza: A Love Story – Melissa de la Cruz (hardcover)

Misc. Comics

Steven Universe – Volume 1
Steven Universe – Too Cool For School
Lenore (Roman Dirge) – issues 1-4
Lenore (Roman Dirge) – issues 5-8
Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall

 

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Sailor Moon dolls & merchandise giveaway March 22, 2018

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Giving away a bunch of Sailor Moon dolls and figures! I’m gearing up to move cross-country (for the second time), so I’m trying to downsize.

Here’s who I have:

…You can tell I wasn’t exactly a dedicated collector, huh.

See your favorite character here? Need one more figure to round off a set? Just feel like some subset of these will make your life brighter? They’re all free to whoever calls dibs on them first.

(All I ask is that you cover the cost of shipping.)

Chibi figures: Serenity, Endymion, Naru, Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter, Usagi, Sailor Moon. Some are a bit scuffed, but they’re all really adorable.

US Bandai 6″ dolls: Princess Serenity, Sailor Chibi-moon (wand & Luna-P), Sailor Neptune (wand & mirror), Sailor Pluto (wand & Garnet Rod), Sailor Moon.

Japanese plastic figures: Sailors Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Moon, and Mercury. Unfortunately, Jupiter’s left arm has not been seen for more than 10 years. I might still have the original packaging for these five in a drawer somewhere — let me know if you’re interested and I’ll try to dig them up.

Pin set: Sailor Moon face, Season 1 brooch. These are actually good as new! Never removed from the packaging.

ETA: Almost everything from the original post is claimed! So I hastily pulled together the rest of what I have around the house, and here it is…

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Wallscrolls – Inner Senshi, blue background and pink background. As long as you don’t mind them being a bit wrinkled.

Lunch box – Fair warning, this is very scuffed. I used it for the intended purpose for at least a year in middle school.

Trading Cards – Inner Senshi, first-season forms. Take the set!

Plastic figure – she’s not from Sailor Moon, she’s a lone item from Victorian Romance Emma who snuck in. Feel free to claim her, though.

Sailor Chibimoon poster – Not shown because it’s actually wrapped up somewhere well-packed. It’s the Eternal Chibimoon pose from the cover of the manga rerelease, and it’s a little smaller than the wallscrolls.

Package backing – in the upper right. I fully expect to end up recycling them, but hey, maybe someone wants a set of cute bookmarks.

Notepads – Starlights/Inners, Super Moon, and Super/Eternal Inners.

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Comment with whoever you’re interested in!

(…and to the people saying “everything”, you gotta be more specific. Sorry I didn’t say that upfront. The problem with only doing this once every 5 years is that I’m not great at being organized about it.)

You can send your shipping address by email, sailorptah at yahoo dot com.

I’m also giving away a bunch of books, so take a look through those while you’re here!

Monday Works Roundup, 3/19/18 March 19, 2018

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But I’m A Cat Person
Miranda Glare (sketch | Miranda | worksafe)
Butterfly Tuxedo (art | Bianca, Patrick | worksafe)
Elbowed Poe (sketch | Patrick, Poe | worksafe)
Hear that? She called me a noble steed. (sketch | Josh, Saxon | worksafe)

Leif & Thorn
Sapphire-Pearl-Obsidian Hexafusion (art | Gem!Leif, Thorn, WiB | worksafe)

Sailor Moon
Guardians of the Alternate Future Moons (art | AU Chibusas | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
Repeating camo pattern (free stock, worksafe)
Webcomic Woes 9 – Visibility (comic, G)
Webcomic Woes 10 – Finding a reference pose (comic, G)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
There’s a new print volume out! Also, a new page brings callbacks.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
This is the week that could’ve had guest strips, but instead you get a Character Versus Inspiration bonus roundup.

Anyone interested in beta-reading ~4500 words of tentacle sex? March 16, 2018

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Wrote a prospective submission for this anthology, involving a trans male human and a hermaphroditic tentacled alien. (Also incidental cat people and hungry alien flowers. They’re not involved in the sex part.)

I could use someone to look it over and make sure all the imagery is clear, the sentences make sense, the pacing doesn’t throw you, that kind of thing. Plus any SPAG if you catch it. And any brilliant title ideas if you got ’em.

It’s another Leif & Thorn no-canon-knowledge-needed AU, so it would be especially helpful if you haven’t read the comic. In this case “AU” means incredibly AU, but it still can’t hurt to have someone who comes to it with zero preconceptions whatsoever.

If you’re interested, comment with a Google-Drive-enabled email, and I’ll share the file your way!

Monday Works Roundup, 3/12/18 March 12, 2018

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But I’m A Cat Person
Here On Capitol Hill (cover art | Bennett/Cohen, Walker, Park, Blake | worksafe)
Cohen and Puppy (wallpaper | Cohen, Patrick | worksafe)
Past Character Sketches (art | Cybele, ex-Master, Mr. Oliver, Blake, Haseena, Kara Lynn | worksafe)

Madoka Magica
Haircut Homura (art | Homura, Madoka | worksafe)

Sailor Moon
Senshi of the Outer Outer Solar System (art | Petz, Kooan, Esmeraude, Calaveras, Berthier | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
Webcomic Woes 8 – But I’m An Engineering Person (comic, G)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Patrick gets a cuddle, while Miranda has an overseas chat.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
Tragedy strikes! Rowan won’t be getting to the musical. But why?

Erin Watches: Adventures with Tip and Oh season 3, part 2 March 5, 2018

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Just finished the back half of season 3! And I think this was the first time we had a real multi-episode arc plot. I didn’t even realize it was happening until we got to the full-length finale, and it started following up on elements that were established in earlier episodes. Even the solution was foreshadowed. (Maybe a little too obviously, especially since it’s not on a week-to-week release schedule where viewers might forget a plot from three episodes ago. But props for trying.)

Movie continuity shoutouts: Episode 11a involves Tip and Oh re-enacting the “interrupting cow” scene. Using sock puppets. It’s adorable. Episode 12a has Tip replace her mom’s profile pic on a dating app — a cropped screencap of the movie — on the grounds that “it doesn’t even look like her!” And the finale involves what I assume is a reference to the IRL controversy where they designed a cover for the DVD with no sign of Tip on it. (Someone releases a comic about the story, with a giant Oh dominating the cover and a tiny stick-figure Tip on the side, telling the story of “Oh And Some Human.” Tip is…not pleased.)

Gender stuff: Episode 9b has Tip and Oh start a spacegoing pseudo-Girl-Scouts group, open to all. Oh starts listing off identities that are welcome, including genders, including “boy, girl, boyboy, boygirl, boyboygirlgirl…” That last one isn’t a canonical Boov gender. Does that mean…growing awareness of non-septenary Boov? Or nonbinary humans coming up with their own variations on Boov gender? Or both?

And episode 12b really doubles down on Oh being a canon boyboy, huh. “Tip will be so proud when I tell her that I am being a brave boyboy now.”

Miscellaneous notes:

A few more episodes with repetitive themes. Tip makes a new alien friend and Oh gets jealous! Encountering a new group of Boov who haven’t interacted with humans, and treat us like exotic/scary animals (complete with “safari” through Chicago), until they make friends! At least one of them paid off in the finale.

I did like the running gag of “hot dogs are full of try-not-to-think-about-it.”

Episode 10b starts with Oh drawing AU fanart of Tip’s diary. And ends with Tip inventing a terrifyingly dramatic story in order to scare Oh away from messing with her diary in the future. It involves Sharzod and a team of Boov having a dramatic mall battle against Tip and a team of DieAnne-and-biker-friends.

Episode 12a reveals that Tip is a fan of something called Volcano Biker Cops 12. (In which “true love” is revealed to be “two misfit cops overcoming their differences before riding their motorbikes over a volcano.”) I’m so happy that there are 12 of them.

At some point in episode 13 we have this fabulous exchange: “Sharzod’s house is a spaceship!” “How did this never come up??” “I has told you many times.” Cue a sequence of strategically-modified flashbacks to earlier episodes. Much as I enjoyed the bits of the finale that were thoughtfully foreshadowed, that was a great gag.

Final thoughts: [spoiler] and Kyuubey need to make friends. [Spoiler]: “I wasn’t hiding anything! I would have told you [evil plot] if you’d simply asked!” Tip: “Who asks that.”

…Now I have to remember to draw Puella Magi Tip some time.

Who would you say is the most well-known lesbian/gay/bi character in modern pop culture? March 5, 2018

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…and you can assume that includes all possible synonyms for “bi” that I didn’t try to cram in the title.

As a separate question, who would you say is the most well-known trans character in modern pop culture? Is that even a meaningful category at this point?

(ETA: “character” means “character”, not “real person.”)

I’m not going to do anything in particular with the answers, I’m just curious.

Monday Works Roundup, 3/5/18 March 5, 2018

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But I’m A Cat Person
Raven Feet (sketch | Poe | worksafe)
Serious Adult Slogans (art | Cohen, Bennett, Walker | worksafe)
Dragon Attic (cover art | Jany/Kara Lynn | worksafe)

Leif & Thorn
Fancy Sigrún (art | Captain Sigrún | worksafe)

Hellsing
Shade, Sand, and Surf (art | Seras, Integra | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
The Uncommon (filtered photo, worksafe)
Webcomic Woes 6 – Overthinking It (comic, G)
Webcomic Woes 7 – The cycle (comic, G)
Night Clouds (stock background, worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Lots of Beings with their former Masters. Also, Patrick.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
The winners are announced! Everyone has a lot of feelings.