Multifandom works roundup but really it’s mostly Moon Knight, 6/13

Leif & Thorn
Nouveau Little Flower (art | Lulen | worksafe)

But I’m A Cat Person
Rain Bunny (wallpaper | Cybele | worksafe)

Moon Knight
Turns Out There’s Three Of Me (comic | Moon Knight, Spider-Man | G)
Chaos In You (and you, and you, and…) chapters 7-8 (fic | Steven, Marc, Layla, ensemble, daemons! | T)
Moon Knight studies 4 – Countdown to Dark (art | Moon Knight | worksafe)
Moon Knight studies 5 – Long Way to Dawn (art | Moon Knight | worksafe)
Moon Knight studies 6 – Preview (art | Moon Knight | worksafe)
Using Our Made-Up Names (fic | Layla, Steven | G)
pikachu nefesh (fic | Steven, Marc, Jake | T)

General/Miscellaneous
Webcomics Review Profile (self-portrait, worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
The annotated version of Interlude 2, filling in Ann Walker’s sepia-toned backstory.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
Stuck in a time loop without enough information to get out, the Woman in Black goes on some fact-finding missions.

Multifandom works roundup, 5/30 (Moon Knight, Iron Giant, Game of Thrones, etc)

Leif & Thorn
The Sound of Beauty (wallpaper | Leif/Thorn | worksafe)
Counseling with Telga (sketch | Kale, Telga | worksafe)
Shower singing (sketch | Leif, Elisa | worksafe)

Game of Thrones/ASOIAF
Soft SanSan (art | Sandor/Sansa | worksafe)

The Iron Giant
Who You Choose To Be (art | Hogarth, Dean/Annie | worksafe)

Moon Knight
Three Faces of Steve (sketch | Jake, Steven, Marc | worksafe)
Moon Knight studies – Spotlight (sketches | Moon Knight | worksafe)
Moon Knight studies 2 – Two in One (sketches | Moon Knight | worksafe)
Moon Knight studies 3 – Incredible (sketches | Moon Knight | worksafe)
Chaos In You (and you, and you, and…) chapters 5-6 (fic | Steven, Marc, Layla, ensemble, daemons! | T)
Chaos in You (fic | Marc, Steven, Set animal | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
Webcomic Woes 38 – Planning Me versus Drawing Me (comic, G)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Just wrapped up the annotated Chapter 11, now taking a break for some Pride Month bonuses.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
Time traveling secret agent and time-warping ancient mage split a takeout order.

The blockchain arena sure is having a week, huh?

I had this interrogation of Kickstarter’s empty “blockchain proposal” written and on the desk of the Beat’s editors back in March. Was starting to worry that it wouldn’t feel timely, as the publication date got farther and farther away from news like “the Kickstarter CEO has resigned to spend more time with his family.”

And then it ended up getting published within days of “the third-biggest stablecoin goes ker-splat, setting off a rolling chain of destruction in every protocol and/or exchange that leaned on it.” (The power of decentralization, folks!)

There’s always something.

Older Kickstarter news/polling/snark:

“I have no assurances from the people who want to use it on Kickstarter that protocols are in place to protect the users. My biggest concern is I have interacted with Kickstarter three times now – sent emails and had meetings and stuff – requesting clarification of intent and a roadmap, and I have never gotten one, which makes me question the wisdom of the entire venture.”

Will you buy comics on Kickstarter if they go through with their blockchain plans?” Twitter poll, closed with 4500+ votes.

In many ways, Kickstarter’s weird crypto project — and the blockchain aspirations other aging web 2.0 companies are pushing on us right now — are kind of like watching a middle-aged man buy a boat. He doesn’t need to buy a boat. His life will be significantly more complicated, and likely worse, after he buys the boat. But he has somehow convinced himself that he needs to buy this boat because he has done the math and realized he is going to die soon and he thinks the boat will fix this.”

General blockchain criticism/snark:

“It turns out, businesses already use computer programs a lot. DAOs don’t bring anything to the table. So a lot of it is excuses to do things you can already do, and just say, ‘Oh, it’s a DAO. That means it’s crypto, and it’s magical, so if you don’t understand why our idea sounds so stupid, it’s because it’s very complicated and you need to think about it more.’” (Video with David Gerard, who literally wrote the book on crypto failings. Multiple books, in fact.)

“One of the most infamous examples of a game incorporating an early form of a play-to-earn system was Diablo III’s auction house, where players could buy and sell weapons and items for real money. […] But Blizzard’s experiment in monetizing scarcity was a disaster.”

“The biggest [lie] is “this incentivizes green power.” Which it does in the same way that a whole bunch of random shootings would incentivize bulletproof vests.”

This video has my new favorite example of crypto fans using The Most Elaborate Possible Technical Terms for the most absurdly mundane things: “It’s called loading. You’ve described how loading works.

Excellent deployment of quotation marks: “‘Hacker’ Steals NFTs ‘Worth’ Millions From Opensea Users.

Excellent Onion headlines: “Man Who Lost Everything In Crypto Just Wishes Several Thousand More People Had Warned Him

Multifandom works roundup, 5/16 (Moon Knight, Wizard of Oz, etc)

Leif & Thorn
Embassy South Gate (art | scenery | worksafe)
Nouveau Gold Stone (art | Bryn | worksafe)

Moon Knight
Steven Grant versus Steven Grant (comic | TV!Steven, comic!Steven | G)
Chaos In You (and you, and you, and…) chapters 1-4 (fic | Steven, Marc, ensemble, daemons! | T)
Steven and Marc’s Daemon (art | Steven, Marc, curlew | worksafe)
The Wise Build Bridges (fic | Steven, Marc, Layla, T’Challa, gods | T)
Moon Moon (art | Steven/Marc | worksafe)

Wizard of Oz
3 A.M. Realization (fic | Dorothy/Ozma | G)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Annotated chapter 11 continues. Miranda tracks the weather delays on other characters’ flights. Like the overinvested weirdo that she is.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
The Woman in Black is putting a backbreaking amount of effort into this time-loop venture…and for what?

Meet the Cat challenge: Fiddlesticks

As of recently, I have two cats! Let’s get to know the other one.

Round sleeping Fiddlesticks on cat bed with tongue sticking out

My name is: (Chocolate) Fiddlesticks

My nicknames are: Fiddles, Fuzzy, Sneezy, little old lady

My breed is: domestic shorthair (black-and-brown tortoiseshell)

My age is: 10 and a half years

I have lived here for: 2 months

My favorite human food: none yet, but let me sniff it all anyway, just to be sure

My favorite things to do: nap, monitor the view out the window, ignore the Secondary Cat, steal the Secondary Cat’s food (until it was hidden somewhere I can’t find it), accept chin skritches, be admired like the queen I am

My favorite room in the house: the living room, it has my viewing window, multiple soft napping locations, and my tall carpeted throne

Do I snore?: no, but I have a chronic condition that means I sneeze A Lot

Fiddlesticks on top of cat climber
Fiddlesticks diligently drinking out of toilet
Fiddlesticks sprawled with feet hanging off edge of cat bed
Fiddlesticks perched on end of couch with Fluff looking up at her from floor