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So it turns out in the eighth Temeraire book, the hero gets amnesia February 28, 2019

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and of course he remembers his life right up to the start of the first book, but nothing from afterward, and it’s the greatest thing ever.

The rest of the characters have been cautioned not to tell him about anything that might give him a “shock.” Let’s see how well that goes.

Temeraire: Back away from this human, he’s my captain!

Laurence: what

Temeraire: And also, an adopted Prince of China!

Laurence: whAT

Temeraire: Laurence, I’m really sorry that I didn’t precipitate a major international conflict to rescue you sooner, please don’t be mad

Laurence: um???

Granby: Oh dear, now you have to re-learn that we have women serving as officers, including this teenage girl in your crew

Laurence: whomst

Granby: Also, these two African kids, whom you took on after…uhhhh…let’s not talk about the thing in Africa. Or the thing with the Inca Empire. Or your current rank and status with the military.

Laurence: uh

Admiral Roland (in a letter): you’re doing great, sweetie <3

Laurence: UHHH

Temeraire: No, of course you aren’t married, and that teenage girl is not your secret daughter!

Laurence: oh thank god

Temeraire: After all, you’ve only been getting it on with her mom for five years, and when you did propose, you got turned down

Laurence: WHAT

Temeraire: It’s fine, she probably wouldn’t want to move to Australia anyway

Laurence: wha

Temeraire: you know, the place we got exiled to? after the whole treason thing?

Laurence: W T ACTUAL F

Granby’s secret boyfriend: …yes…I’ve been awkward around you because of the…treason…definitely not any other sensitive personal info you might remember learning about at any moment

Laurence: ffffffff–

Temeraire: oh no, now you hate me, and you don’t even know the worst of it, which is that…because of me…you lost ten thousand pounds

Laurence: …and?

Temeraire: Uh. Apparently you forgot this too?? Ten thousand pounds is a lot of money

 

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Fandom Trumps Hate bidding is now open! February 26, 2019

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FTH is a fanwork auction to raise money for a whole bunch of good causes. Here’s their 2019 list of nonprofits. When you win an auction, you don’t pay the creator of the fanwork — you donate the money to the cause of your choice.

As usual, I’m offering fanart! Any fandom, and/or original characters; any ship.

Check my bidding spreadsheet to see the current going price, and place your bid here!

Monday Works Roundup, 2/18 (Paisley Brickstone, Sailor Moon, Supernatural, and more) February 18, 2019

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But I’m A Cat Person
All Torted Up (art | Kara Lynn, Poe, Patrick, Reseda, Cybele | worksafe)
Gold and White (art | all the Beings | worksafe)
Steppin’ out (sketch | Bianca/Emma | worksafe)

Leif & Thorn
Fancy Iona (art | Iona | worksafe)
Woman in Black, Mage in Off-White (sketches | Acai, WiB | worksafe)

Paisley Brickstone
Kiddie Hue-mans (art | hue-mans | worksafe)

Sailor Moon
Conspicuous Princesses (art | Chibiusa, Hotaru | worksafe)

Supernatural
Monochrome Wincest (sketch | Sam/Dean | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
Webcomic Woes 27 – Age difference (comic, G)
Lesbian Pride Stamp (stamp)
Genderqueer Pride Stamp (stamp)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
A major plot point turns on “some lizards have detachable tails.”

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
A misunderstanding is repaired, and Elisa makes future plans.

Good things. (Candy invention, migrant citizenship, Ursula Le Guin being awesome, and more) February 12, 2019

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“At first the brothers printed the sayings by hand. Since the lozenges were fairly large, they could accommodate long statements (Victorian favorites included “How long shall I have to wait? Pray be considerate” and “Please send a lock of your hair by return mail”).” The origin of Sweethearts.

“Impressive as this finding about hemimastigotes is on its own, what matters more is that it’s just the latest (and most profound) of a quietly and steadily growing number of major taxonomic additions. Researchers keep uncovering not just new species or classes but entirely new kingdoms of life — raising questions about how they have stayed hidden for so long and how close we are to finding them all.” Guys, we found a New Science Thing.

“I emerged from the complicated underworld of toxic shock syndrome science with far more than I bargained for, including a lecture from an elderly man on the “art of making love,” a possible TSS-related upside to having sex early and often, multiple accusations of collusion, and the story of a bitter, decades-long rivalry between two prominent microbiologists. I also learned that everything you think you know about tampons, period sex, and toxic shock syndrome is probably wrong.”

“On this page, you will find more information about The Green Hosting Directory. For every country, the list starts with Partners: the [Internet] hosting companies that provide proof of their green claim online.”

“Greece has awarded citizenship to three migrant fishermen – two Egyptians and an Albanian – who rescued Greeks from a devastating fire near Athens last July. At a ceremony the Greek President, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, thanked the fishermen for showing “solidarity and humanity” by rescuing dozens of people. ‘You are now European citizens too, and so you can teach all our partners who don’t realise the values of Europe, to do what they ought to do.’

Le Guin – sanguine, curious, unconcerned – looked around at the Venus of Willendorf replica, the flyers advertising knitting circles and separatist meetings, the box set of Dykes to Watch Out For, and said, ‘I like it.’ She walked further into the store. ‘Let’s look around.’”

Monday Works Roundup, 2/4/19 February 4, 2019

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Leif & Thorn
Cuddling (sketch | Kale, Caiomhe | worksafe)
Fire and Ice (art | Kale, Leif | worksafe)
Take My Hand, Let’s Dance (art | Leif/Thorn | worksafe)

O Sarilho
Grumpy Boy, Loves Stars (chibi | Nikita | worksafe)

Rainbow Six Siege
Rainbow Mira (chibi | Mira | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
Asexual Pride Stamp (stamp, worksafe)
Ally Pride Stamp (stamp, worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Lightning strikes twice!

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
New storyline! Elisa shares a bit with Leif about her family history.