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Vintage subways, eclipses on other planets, and music on X-rays August 19, 2017

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Photos of the Boston construction of America’s first subway system.

“On Jupiter, which has 69 moons, it’s possible for there to be multiple eclipses occurring at the same time. On Pluto, whose moon appears much larger in its sky than the Sun, total eclipses can happen every day for years on end.” [Video]

The only music that was allowed were classic composers, or simple folk tunes, whose words were all about how great socialism was.” So Soviet Russia got an underground cottage industry in illegal music…recorded on discarded X-ray film.

Doctor Who co-creator Sydney Newman advocated a female Doctor in 1986. (As well as some very ’70s companions.)

People tend to lose track of actual facts about the Bible, including how Lovecraftian it is: There are twelve pearly gates, they’re carved from a single pearl each, and they are never, ever closed.

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Akemi Homura wields the Shield of Rassilon July 28, 2017

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Madoka Magica features a ton of references and/or obvious influences from other magical-girl series. This bit, I would lay good odds, is a Doctor Who reference.

Here’s some production art of the Seal of Rassilon:

Seal of Rassilon

Here’s Homura with her shield:

Homura and shield

And here they are side-by-side. Either someone on the Madoka design team was a Who fan, or that’s a heck of a coincidence. (The Coincidence of Rassilon, perhaps.)

Seal and shield

Tuesday Works Roundup, 7/4/17 July 4, 2017

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But I’m A Cat Person
Character Sketches 17 (art | Emma, Naresh, Henriette, tiny!Patrick | worksafe)

Leif & Thorn
Embassy Ponies (art | pony!Leif, Katya, Thorn, team | worksafe)
Forehead Kiss -AI ver.- (art | Leif/Thorn | worksafe)

Doctor Who/Muppets
Muppet Masters – Ainley (art | Master!Jill Frog | worksafe)
Muppet Masters – Jacobi (art | Yana!Honeydew | worksafe)
Muppet Masters – Simm (art | Master!Walter | worksafe)
Muppet Masters – Gomez (art | Missy!Crazy Harry | worksafe)

Rick and Morty
Tiny Rick (sketch | Rick x Morty | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
Figures, hands, and feet 7-2-17 (life drawing, worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Sparrow and Miranda build a magic sigil. Patrick and Bianca build a new couch.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
Leif reveals the secrets to crafting a Thorn-pleasing karaoke session.

Erin Watches: The Doctor Falls July 3, 2017

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Watched the last episode of this season live when it aired, had so many thoughts that I had to go back and rewatch/liveblog, just to make sure I got them all in order.

Spoilers ahoy!

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Monday Works Roundup, 6/26/17 June 26, 2017

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But I’m A Cat Person
Be Indivisible, Caring, and Proud (art | Timothy, Emma, Sparrow, Bianca, Cohen, Bennett, Jany, Henriette | worksafe)

Leif & Thorn
Leif and Thorn sketchpile 2017 (sketches | ensemble | worksafe)
Bloodshot Iolite (comic | gem!Thorn, Delphinium, WiB | G)
Pantheon of the North (art | Drengr/Agæti, Veiðimaðr, Gørsimi, Dómari | worksafe)
Leif!!! on Ice (art | Leif, Thorn | worksafe)

Doctor Who/Muppets
Muppet Doctors – Twelve (art | Uncle Deadly as Capaldi | worksafe)
Muppet Masters – Delgado (art | Master!Marvin Suggs | worksafe)
Muppet Masters – Crispy (art | Master!Marjory | worksafe)

Rick and Morty
Needs Moar Mortys (sketch | Morty/Morty | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
Paint Clouds (multicolor textures for sale, worksafe)
Peaks Frame (art nouveau frame, worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Last of the sketch revisions. Cover for a brand-new chapter.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
Our heroes chat about their backgrounds while listening to karaoke, and Leif stresses over his song choice.

Monday Works Roundup, 6/12 June 12, 2017

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But I’m A Cat Person
Shadows and Glow (art | Poe, Kara Lynn, Reseda, Cybele, Patrick, Ilsa, Blake | worksafe)

Leif & Thorn
Central City Gems (art | gem!Kale, Olive, Magnolia, Gerri, Woman in Black | worksafe)
Armful of Thorn -AI ver.- (sketch | Leif/Thorn | worksafe)
Snowflake Obsidian Fusions (art | gem!Leif, Thorn, D, Woman in Black | worksafe)
Seeing Things (Seeing Wings) (art | Kale, Thorn, Leif | worksafe)
Magical Star Knights (art | Rowan, Birch, Juniper, Violet | worksafe)

Doctor Who/Muppets
Muppet Doctors – Twelve (art | Uncle Deadly as Capaldi | worksafe)

Hellsing
Transylvania, Douze Points (fic | Alucard/Walter | G)

Mob Psycho 100
Romance Level 100 (sketch | Mob/Reigen | worksafe)

My Little Pony
Learning to Harmonize (art | Twilight/Discord | worksafe)

Undertale
Undertango (sketch | Frisk/Chara | worksafe)

Voltron
Learning to Lead (sketch | Keith/Allura | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
Figure drawings (NSFW sketches)
Cloud Quilt (abstract wallpaper, worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Bonus content where everything is new and shiny and queer.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
Leif learns a bit more Iuilic history, and we’re all glad Thorn won’t sing.

Monday Works Roundup, 3/7 March 7, 2016

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But I’m A Cat Person
Five Years of BICP (art | Reseda, Poe, Cybele, Kara Lynn, Patrick, Bennett, Cohen, Bianca, Sparrow, Miranda | worksafe)
Kiss Me, I’m Lucky (wallpaper | Patrick | worksafe)

Leif & Thorn
A literal translation of its name is ‘winter fox’ (sketch | Leif, Thorn, monster | worksafe)
Ceannis: The Small Map (map, worksafe)
The Rare Triple Blep (art | Stanczia, Imri, Tiernan | worksafe)
Leif & Thorn Chibi Ensemble (dolls | a ton of characters | worksafe)

Doctor Who
Hello, Royal Sweetie (art | River/Liz X | worksafe)
Doctor faces (sketch | Nine, Four, Five, Ten | worksafe)

Sakura Taisen
Maria and Sakura (FF2016 sketch | Maria/Sakura | worksafe)

Steven Universe
You Make Me Feel Strong (FF2016 art | Pearl/Amethyst | worksafe)
Hi There, P-Dot (art | Peridot/Amethyst | worksafe)
Mister Frybo’s Very Cross (art | Malachite, Frybo | worksafe)

Welcome to Night Vale
Lauren and the Li Huas (FF2016 art | Lauren/Li Hua/Li Hua | borderline NSFW)
Night Vale sketchbook closing (sketches | ensemble | worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Nobody knows what’s going on with Sparrow, though her friends are looking.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
The vampires have their “favorite” author cornered….