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Who’s got two thumbs and can do Zoom calls normally again?

I gave New Computer another update — this time making a point of backing up a bunch of stuff, just in case I had to do another reinstall from scratch.

Not only did the process go fine, the camera works again!

(This update was only released a couple weeks ago, and the camera-breaking update was a couple months ago, so it’s not like I could’ve just done that from the start. Someone on the development end had to fix what they broke.)

…so, ah, fingers crossed that it’ll fix the other weird problem, where the computer spontaneously decides it wants to reboot into a diagnostic scan. Which always finds no problems, just like all the previous scans.

Plot twist: I paid more attention to when these happen, and the last 3 times were on Thursday afternoon. So this past Thursday morning, I shut down the computer completely, then headed out to work.

I get home, and it’s on this screen again. Something in here didn’t just reboot the OS, it autonomously powered the machine on.

I mean. What even does that?

The camera-fixing update was later that evening, so I guess we’ll find out “did it also fix the spontaneous diagnostics?” next Thursday.


Had an extensive dream that was an AU of The Secret Garden, but Mary Lennox was a tween necromancer, Gideon the Ninth style.

…and now that I think about it, the parallels are there? Not to Harrow, I mean to Gideon’s backstory of “was a small child when a fatal affliction swept through the whole group around her, later retrieved after being discovered surrounded by bodies.”

Maybe I’ll request it for Yuletide, or something.


It’s that magical time of year when I put Kickstarter logos in all my social-media icons, re-re-proofread all my ad copy, and anxiously look up how much it costs to ship a 5-pound box to Germany.

(Just over US $70.)

That’s right, it’s the final-week prep for Leif & Thorn volume 4.

Please click that link and hit the “Notify me on launch” button, if you haven’t already!

And folks, I am so close to the weight where, if someone wants All The Leif & Thorn Books, the cheapest method is to pack them in a Flat Rate box. 4 books isn’t quite there — but at 5 books the flat rate is cheaper, and at 6 it’ll be much cheaper, and once we get up to 9 it’ll be astronomically cheaper.

…when we get to 10, they won’t all fit in a single box. But that’s a future problem.

(Not that I’m going to do this, but: there would be something really satisfying about drawing enough to fill 9 books, and then stopping the comic, just so it’s a perfect fit for the boxes.)

Multifandom works roundup, 5/31

But I’m A Cat Person
BICP #MaskMay (art meme | Timothy, Miranda, Bianca, Jany | worksafe)

Leif & Thorn
Late-night almost-kiss (sketch | Leif/Thorn | worksafe)
Leif & Thorn #MaskMay (art meme | Leif/Thorn, Violet, Rowan, Hyacinth, Tansy, Woman in Black | worksafe)
Tactical Dex (sketch | Dexie | worksafe)
Maimakteros National Skyport (art | landscape | worksafe)
Babying Leif (art | Leif, Valrún | worksafe)
Rainbow castle pearls (art | gem!vampire servants, including Valrún | worksafe)

Avatar: The Last Airbender
Fiery Zucest (art | Zuko/Azula | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
Blank #MaskMay meme (what it says on the tin)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Smash-cut to a too-real scene downtown, in the annotated Chapter 4.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
Thorn is: Considering how many laws he’ll break & what dark magical deals he’ll enter to let his bf have non-compromised sex

Works roundup (DuckTales, Sailor Moon, Madoka, and more)

Leif & Thorn
Young Dex (art | Dex/Hermosa | worksafe)
Knights in a bottle (wallpaper | Juniper, Birch, Violet, Rowan, Pascentia | worksafe)
Magical Vines, Magical Thorn (sketch | Thorn, Kale | worksafe)

DuckTales
Duck, duck, girlfriend (art | Webby/Lena | worksafe)

Madoka Magica/Sailor Moon
Meeting of the Minds (comic | Ail, En, QB | G)

Sanders Sides
Waltzing Remrom (sketch | Remus/Roman | worksafe)

Serenity Rose
Witches of Webcomics – Serenity Rose (art | Sera | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
Webcomic Woes 33 – one year into isolation (comic, G)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Annotated chapter 3 comes to a close, complete with Big Kyuubey Energy.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
Thorn’s sexy dreams make a distracting lead-up to his next date.

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.