Tag Archive | Disney

Music recs: Alan Parsons Project, Aldo Nova, Anggun

I’m running out of time to fill up my library’s monthly music-borrowing quota…so naturally my soundtrack for this afternoon was “YouTube playlists of singers I already know I like.”

Alan Parsons Project — soft prog rock. Lots of sci-fi-inspired songs, lots of songs about emotions you don’t hear put to music often. (Alan Parsons Project playlist.)

Aldo Nova – eighties glam rock/metal. (Aldo Nova playlist.)

Since the ’90s he’s been singing his own songs less, and working more behind-the-scenes…on tracks including Bon Jovi’s “Blaze of Glory”, Celine Dion’s “A New Day Has Come”, and Clay Aiken’s “This Is The Night.”

Anggun – emotional, rich-voiced pop. (Anggun playlist.)

Indonesian-French, she sings in both those languages plus English. Sometimes she’ll do translations of her own lyrics; sometimes she’ll take the original tune and release it in another language with a new, unrelated set of lyrics.

She represented France (with a bilingual French/English song) in Eurovision 2012:

And she was in the end-credits version of Let It Go for the Indonesian dub of Frozen:

Monday Works Roundup, 2/12/18

But I’m A Cat Person
Falconry Glove (art | Miranda, Poe | worksafe)
Bunny Hoodies (art | Cybele, Bennett | worksafe)
Hardware Wives Meet Cute (comic | Constance, Sharon, Sparrow | G)

Leif & Thorn(/various)
Character vs. Inspiration: Rhódon (comic | Rhódon, Madoka, Rose Quartz | G)
Sword x Plant (sketches | Leif/Thorn | NSFW-ish)

Hellsing
Super Sailors Hellsing (art | Integra, baobhan sith | worksafe)

Moana
I Know Your Name (art | Moana, Te Ka | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
Webcomic Woes 5 – Uncooperative weather (comic, G)
Purple polka dot background (free pattern, worksafe)

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
Baby Imri survives his first meeting with vampire Stanczia, and signs himself up for a second.

Monday Works Roundup, 3/28

But I’m A Cat Person
Good With Kids (art | Josh, Maria, Dove, Lamb, Donkey, Cybele | worksafe)

Leif & Thorn
These costumes are tacky, but… (prompt comic | Stanczia/Imri | mild NSFW)
This was supposed to be hot (prompt comic | Leif/Thorn | mild NSFW)
The cuddling got too intense (prompt comic | Birch/Annie | NSFW)

Phineas and Ferb
Candace Crush (art | Candace/Vanessa | worksafe)

Puella Magi Madoka Magica(/various)
Floofy Teenage Goddess (sketch | MadoSaya | worksafe)
Variant Incubator Breeds (art | Luna, Diana, Ryo-Ohki, Chuchu, Mokona, Mickey, Pikachu, Keroberos, Patrick | worksafe)

Red Dwarf/Star Wars
Imperial Officer Rimmer (art | Rimmer, Vader | worksafe)

Steven Universe
One Eyed Pearl (art | Blue Pearl | worksafe)
Rose’s Other Pearl (art | Lion as Pink Pearl | worksafe)
La Petite Perle (art | Crystal Gem Pearl | worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
It’s never a bad time for awkward middle-aged sexual tension, right?

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
The kids are okay, but Juniper is still in danger, and Thorn gets sidetracked while running to the rescue….

The woman who saved the space program, the woman who was the Nazis’ most wanted person, the woman who chartered a bank in 1903, and more

“Lamarr wanted to join the National Inventors Council, but was reportedly told by NIC member Charles F. Kettering and others that she could better help the war effort by using her celebrity status to sell War Bonds.” Instead of…coming up with the technology that Bluetooth and wi-fi are based on.

“The three women pictured in this incredible photograph from 1885 — Anandibai Joshi of India, Keiko Okami of Japan, and Sabat Islambouli of Syria — each became the first licensed female doctors in their respective countries.”

“Much of her work was top secret and she was a very private person – she actively avoided the press. Barely anyone knew about what she did for the space programme. It was only at her funeral did her colleagues begin to share her story. ‘Mary [Sherman Morgan] single-handedly saved America’s space programme,’ he said, ‘and nobody knows but a handful of old men.’

Maggie Walker: first woman of any race to charter a bank in the US. As the daughter of a former slave. In 1903.

Antoinette Perry: the actress and director after whom the Tony Awards are named. Started acting in 1905; got into directing in 1928.

Martha Gellhorn: “Women weren’t allowed to serve in combat in those days – that restriction wouldn’t be lifted until 50 years later, in 1994. So how did a female slip through the cracks and land on the beaches with the boys in uniform? Two reasons — she was a journalist, and she was a stowaway.”

Nancy Wake: the Gestapo’s most-wanted person, parachuting, recruiting, taking command of battles, killing an SS sentry with her bare hands, and generally earning that 5-million-franc price on her head.

“Preparing the animators’ vision for camera required the inking and painting of thousands of fragile, combustible cels with perfect refinement. During Snow White, it was not at all unusual to see the ‘girls’—as Walt paternalistically referred to them—thin and exhausted, collapsed on the lawn, in the ladies’ lounge, or even under their desks. ‘I’ll be so thankful when Snow White is finished and I can live like a human once again,’ Rae wrote after she recorded 85 hours in a week.

Monday Roundup, 7/29

Batman
A whole lot of Batman sketches (what it says on the tin | worksafe)

But I’m A Cat Person
Ursine vs. Feline (art | Cub, the tiger | worksafe)

Castle Crossing
A Castleverse Critter (sketch | fantasy pet | worksafe)

Fake News(/Disney)
Shout*For, chapter 16, chapter 17 (AO3 mirror) (fic | Jon/”Stephen”, Jimmy, Olivia/Kristen, Brian, ensemble | PG-13)
And then they make out (art | teen!Jon/”Stephen” | worksafe)
Rogues’ Gallery part four, all on DW (fic | Jon & “Stephen” | PG)

General/Miscellaneous
Ink Wash Christmas Tree (old art, worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Bianca and her scrappy team of misfits finally confront Miranda…in the creepiest possible place.

“Well, you should learn to control your temper”

Earlier today I came across a post about critical examination of media. It’s engaging and well-written and makes a lot of very good points, and I agree 100% with its conclusion.

But I take issue with one of her examples, and it’s one that people bring up a lot, so allow me to tear it apart unpack it.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is not an abuse-apologist narrative.

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Monday Roundup (…sort of), 6/12

But I’m A Cat Person(/Doctor Who, /Utena, /Disney)
Color Wheel (design art | Sparrow, Camellia, Miranda, Poe, Bianca, Cybele | worksafe)
Sparrow’s Guide to Economic Cosplay (sketch | Dalek!Sparrow, Sparrow’s mom | worksafe)
Symbolic Car Not Included (art | Kara Lynn/Jany | NSFW)
Disney-fy Bianca Meme (art meme | Bianca, Patrick, Sparrow, others | worksafe)

Doctor Who
Quarry Mode (art | Third Doctor | worksafe)
Ten Doctors, Ten AUs (ficlets | Jack, One through Ten, Ace, Romana, Rose | PG)
What This AU Needs Is More Nitro-9 (ficlets | Ace, Seven | G)

Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Misc. Puella Magi Poses (sketches | Kyoko, Mami, Homura | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
Changelings (commissioned art | monsters in a forest | worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Miranda has Poe buy drinks for her and her friends. Shock and horror reverberates throughout the readership.