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Monday Works Roundup, 2/12/18 February 12, 2018

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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)

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

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

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 March 28, 2016

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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 September 27, 2014

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“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 July 29, 2013

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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)

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” December 30, 2012

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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.


Monday Roundup (…sort of), 6/12 June 12, 2012

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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)

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.

Copyright/copyleft: A Fair(y) Use Tale April 5, 2012

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Yesterday in archives management we did our first session on copyright. This video was an integral part of the class :D

Fan stuff; geek stuff. There’s a lot of overlap. September 21, 2011

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An examination of the state of the manga industry in the wake of the March 11 disaster in Japan.

A hand-illuminated, hand-bound copy of the Silmarillion.

A digital database to give official identification across the population of India.

A lavishly illustrated guide to mythical beasts found (in sculpture form) around Tokyo.

A fan-created storyboard for an animated Wicked movie…by an actual Disney animator. Admittedly, the actual book is so not Disney fare, but then neither are most of the fairy tales they managed to make family-friendly.

Much-deserved praise for Animorphs, and an ongoing, once-a-week reread.

AIDS research aided by gamers. Behold the power of geek. (I have the automated version of this program on my computer, using background processing power whenever it’s free: World Community Grid.)

Points of interest. August 24, 2011

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Diana Wynne Jones on the differences between writing for children and writing for adults, and why the latter isn’t as freeing as it sounds like it should be.

Turns out you can stream a lot of video on VLC. Awesome.

Maid cafes have their beefcake counterpart.

Seems the term “BNF” is much older than I thought. Here’s some meta on the subject (contrasting it with the now-defunct category of “Neofan”) from 1954.

Awesome natural stuff: Immortal jellyfish that age and regress and re-grow; artificial reefs made from things like subway cars; the world’s biggest known caverns, underground spaces large enough to hold a New York city block.

Congress Spotted Leaving Gay Nightclub. Aw, Onion.

A gathered history of Disney’s relationship with the Oz books, and all the failed projects along the path from getting the rights to actually putting something together.

Historically accurate interpretations of Disney Princess outfits. Shiny.

Winamp’s display looks like all the songs are perpetually selected. January 18, 2011

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After being unceremoniously dropped on its side (by, it must be noted, someone who was not me), my computer monitor’s color display has gone all wonky. A lot of the colors are blue-tinted, and black in particular shows up as an eye-bleeding dark blue.

I’ve called Dell about getting it fixed, and will try to get some video before I ship it off for a replacement screen. Not going to get a lot of art done in the meantime, though :/

Have some vaguely tech-y links:

A combination of microsavings and cell phones used to create an ad-hoc virtual economy over the wreckage of Haiti. Over in Africa, solar panels are charging lights and phones in tiny rural areas.

A collection of particle animation videos, with stunning colors and set to music. So much love.

Five sci-fi series reimagined as children’s books. So much lol.

The latest in digital-animation technology, as seen in Rapunzel’s hair. Behind the scenes of another kind of Disney magic: the science of defending theme-park visitors from the nightmare of long lines.

Using Tetris to diminish the power of traumatic flashbacks.

What’s left of you on the Internet after you die, and how companies are building up ways to deal with it.

Saved the most adorable for last: Present-day children attempt to figure out 20-year-old technology. My favorite by far is the kid who picks up a floppy disk, pokes at it a bit, then guesses that it might be a camera.