Leif & Thorn
Angel Leif and Demon Kale (art | Leif/Kale | worksafe)
Sun Drop Diamond (art | gem!Szélanya | worksafe)
Miniature Enthusiast (art | Lulen, Sigrún | worksafe)
Time Mage, Over Time (art | Acai | worksafe)
Cucumber and Peridot (art | Cuco, Peridot | worksafe)
Ivysaur Trainer (art | Ivysaur, trainer | worksafe)
Chronos and Thanatos (art | Setsuna, Hotaru | worksafe)
Crystal Rhodonite (art | Ruby/Pearl, Sapphire | worksafe)
Snek (reward art, worksafe)
Namesake (reward art, worksafe)
This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Inter-chapter hiatus to work on Volume 7!
This Week in Leif & Thorn:
The end of Juniper’s night, and a whole bunch of memes.
Well, this post came together fast. Mostly because of the first artist….
Full Blown Rose — polished, dramatic pop/rock. Turns out they never released a whole album, just 14 disparate songs (only a few of which got official releases on soundtracks). Surprisingly good songs for that track record! (Full Blown Rose playlist…such as it is.)
(Including good cover songs.)
Genesis – soft prog rock, vocals by Phil Collins, with a range from “mainstream romantic pop” all the way to “nightmare from the POV of a mouse.”
The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway is a deeply surreal fantasy/dream/psychosexual/anti-consumerist single continuous story that’s worth listening to in full. (Genesis playlist.)
Giant – eighties glam-rock power ballads. (Giant playlist…with some songs from similarly-named bands mixed in. They run out of glam-rock Giant by track 55.)
A string of female solo singers this time around. Didn’t plan it that way, it’s just how the alphabet lined up.
Delta Goodrem – contemporary piano pop-rock. My favorites are her wilder, more evocative songs, but she does more traditional-type love songs too. (Delta Goodrem playlist.)
Emmy Rossum – dreamy new-age hurt/comfort pop. Sadly, she’s only released one original album, along with one Christmas album and an album of cover songs. Apparently she’s too busy being an award-winning actress to do more.
Her voice sounds oddly processed in a lot of the original songs — not in a bad way, it gives them a distant ethereal quality, I just wish I knew what it was called. It’s not present in the cover songs, and her vocals do fine standing alone, so it’s more than just autotune. (Emmy Rossum playlist.)
Fefe Dobson – punk/rock power pop. She’s got a running thread of songs about “young woman’s anger about gender politics and how they screw with her relationships.” Mostly from a clear straight/cis point of view, but “if I was a guy, here’s all the [obnoxious] things I would do while dating girls” sure works on a lot of levels. (Fefe Dobson playlist.)