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Monday Works Roundup, 7/10/17 July 10, 2017

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But I’m A Cat Person
True Patriotism (art | Bennett, Sparrow, Miranda, Cohen, Bianca | worksafe)
Infinite Scroll (art | Cybele | NSFW-ish)

Leif & Thorn
Squicks vs. Triggers (comic | Juniper, Rowan, Violet, Birch, Leif, Thorn, Annie | worksafe)
Dressed Up Violet (art | Violet | worksafe)

Fake News
I Intend To Hold You For The Longest Time (fic! | Jon/”Stephen” | T)
The Eagle and the Anchor (art | Jon/”Stephen” | worksafe)
53 Fake News Icons (100×100 icons | Jon, “Stephen”, Olivia, others | G)

Madoka Magica
Ghosts In The Fog (mix | Walpurgisnacht, familiars | PG)

Splatoon
Spangly Squid Shipping (sketch | Marie/Callie | worksafe)

Voltron
Just Us Girls (sketch | Allura/Pidge | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
Figure drawings 7-9-17 (figures, NSFW)
New York Evening (Dreamwidth layout, worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
“Oh, sure, NOW it’s weird.”

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
Our heroes check out the view from a bridge. Get comfortable, folks, they’re gonna be up there a while.

A fakenews fandom LJ history June 8, 2017

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I got asked a thing about Daily Show/Colbert Report fandom history, and ended up typing a couple hundred words. Figured I’d repost it here, for anyone else who came in late and wants backstory.

In the beginning, before the Daily Show had any spinoffs, there was just tds_rps. Then the Colbert Report came along in 2005, and people started using “fake news” to refer to both shows together, in contrast to “real news” for the fans who wrote RPF about news anchors.

At that time Livejournal didn’t let you have tags on posts at all. When the option was introduced, that was one of the motivations for creating the fakenews_fanfic community — to create a place that had comprehensive tags from the beginning.

Anyone can start a new LJ comm, so they weren’t centralized or organized in any logical way. If someone felt like there was a need that wasn’t being filled by the existing comms, they would make one. Like, for a while tds_rps was joined by tcr_fps, which was open to Report-specific fics. It had such a narrow focus, there was argument about whether Jon/”Stephen” fics should be allowed — because even though “Stephen” the character was in them, Jon wasn’t a fictional character, he was just himself.

You can see why a community like that would get a limited amount of traffic. People who liked writing “Stephen” fic usually also liked writing about Jon. And a lot of them liked writing about Stephen-the-actor too, and there was heavy crossover with fans of news RPF, and fans of Strangers With Candy (the comedy Stephen co-created, where he played a character who was a lot like “Stephen,” and the sense of humor was very similar), and so on and so forth….

So one of the reasons fakenews_fanfic rose to be the main fandom community was that it had a broad focus. People could post all their fake-news-related fic in the same place. Not every reader had exactly the same interests, but there was enough overlap that everyone would be interested in most of the fic posted. And the tags meant it was easy to go through and find exactly the things you liked.

For a long time there wasn’t a single kink meme, just people making “put your kink prompts here” posts in their personal journals. Eventually someone decided to be more organized, and created a dedicated community for it. I don’t actually know who! It was a personal project, not the official creation of any other community.

Fills from all the separate kink posts are bookmarked and tagged in one place. (I do know who handled that, because it was me.)

Monday Works Roundup, 1/16/17 January 16, 2017

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But I’m A Cat Person
Sparrow x2 (sketch | Sparrow | worksafe)

Leif & Thorn
Gay Knights With Magic Swords (art | Del, Juniper, Leif/Thorn, Rowan, Violet | worksafe)
Doll-Size Wedding (art | Mata/Pato | worksafe)
Character vs. Inspiration: Miners (comic | Mata/Pato, Phineas, Ferb, Bram, The Boulder, The Rock | G)
Mine Rescue Gems (art | Bram, Gil, Mata/Pato, Tansy | worksafe)

Attack on Titan
RivaMika (art | Levi/Mikasa | worksafe)

Fake News
We could’ve had it aaaaaaall (art | Michelle, Barack, Hillary, Kaine, Huma | worksafe)

Hello From The Magic Tavern
Usidore Loves Birds (art | Usidore, birds | worksafe)

Yuri!!! on Ice
He was a skater boy (sketch | Yurio/Otabek | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
Figure drawings 1-7-17 (sketches, NSFW)
Clover (reward chibi, worksafe)

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
Wedding preparations above and below ground, as a water mage gets to work.

Yuletide-y works roundup, 1/3/17 January 3, 2017

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Leif & Thorn
Itty Bitty Drilling Committee (art | Mata/Pato, Tansy | worksafe)
Deleted Scenes 2016 (extra panels, worksafe)

Fake News
Hello leftist, my old friend (art | Jon/”Stephen” | worksafe)
Did You Hear The One About The Comedian And The Werewolf? (fic! | Jon/”Stephen” | G)

Hello From The Magic Tavern/Labyrinth
Dangers Untold and Podcasts Unnumbered (fic | Arnie/Sarah, Jareth, Chunt, Usidore | G)

His Dark Materials
You Cannot Shut The Windows Of The Sky (fic! | Lyra/Will, others, cameos | G)

Homestuck
Kitty and the clown (sketch | Gamzee/Nepeta | worksafe)
Highbloods!!! on Ice (art | Feferi/Eridan | worksafe)
Alpha cat and the skeleton (sketch | Meulin/Kurloz | worksafe)

Oz
Toto, Too (fic | Toto, Dorothy, Billina, Eureka, ensemble | G)

General/Miscellaneous
Flagpole (wallpaper, worksafe)
2016 in Fanart (art meme, worksafe)
2016 in Webcomic Art (art meme, worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Sparrow wakes up.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
Elisa gets good news, but Leif is still having a rough time. Thorn to the rescue?

Lesbians for Yuletide, and other Christmas cheer December 26, 2016

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Yuletide is open! Here’s all the fake news (& related) fics.

It’s my second Yuletide, and the first one where I’ve written treats. So if you read a fic and think “huh, this writing style/character interpretation/combo of favorite tropes seems familiar”…you might be right.

And for a gift — guys, I got my incredibly-niche moonshot prompt — it’s Dorothy hanging out with lesbians in turn-of-the-century San Francisco!

The Road Built in Hope (5346 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Oz – L. Frank Baum
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Dorothy Gale/Princess Ozma
Characters: Dorothy Gale, Uncle Henry, Original Female Character(s), Eureka (Oz)
Additional Tags: Slice of Life, Canon Compliant, Misses Clause Challenge
Summary:

Dorothy stays with friends in San Francisco before the events of ‘Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz.’

Bonus cheer:

NBA stars playing Carol of the Bells using basketballs. Hardcore.

Vintage holiday wishes from Catball & Clown Girl:

Monday Works Roundup, 12/12/16 December 12, 2016

Posted by Erin Ptah in But I'm A Cat Person, Leif & Thorn, Works Roundup.
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But I’m A Cat Person
Electric Storm (art | Miranda | worksafe)

Leif & Thorn
Leg Cling (art | Leif/Thorn | NSFW-ish)
Deep Underground (wallpaper | Annie, the miners | worksafe)
I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (art | Leif/Thorn | worksafe)

Ace Attorney
The spirits all testify that we should make out (sketch | Maya x Phoenix | worksafe)

Fake News/Politics
This Is (Not) The News (art | Jon, “Stephen”, Sam, John, Olivia, Trevor | worksafe)

Kuroshitsuji | Black Butler
Tangerine Dream (art | Ciel/Lizzy | worksafe)

Steven Universe
The Big Quartz Reference Sheet (graphic: lots and lots of rocks)

General/Miscellaneous
Camouflage tile combo pack (free tiled patterns, worksafe)
Figure drawings 12-3-16 (sketches, NSFW)
Figure drawings 12-7-16 (more sketches, NSFW)
Canterlot Republic Trooper (commissioned pony, worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Sparrow has a dream sequence. And it’s in technicolor!

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
A panicking miner gets a cooldown, and the drill gets an upgrade.

Monday-ish Works Roundup (11/29) November 29, 2016

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Leif & Thorn(/Fake News)
Say hello to my little friends (art | Tansy, Mata, Pato | worksafe)
Let Me Give Your Heart A Break (art | Delphinium | worksafe)
Character vs. Inspiration: Bennet and Olive (comic | Bennet, “Stephen”, Olivia, Olive | worksafe)

Ace Attorney
If you cannot afford a glomp, one will be provided (sketch | Athena Cykes x Simon Blackquill | worksafe)

Fake News/Politics
Mayor of Candytown (art | Jon | worksafe)
The Valley Of The Shadow Of Zen (fic! | Jon/”Stephen” | E)

Fledgling
Shori’s Brood (sketch | Shori, the symbionts | worksafe)

Overwatch
Get out of my dreams…and into my mech (art | D.Va/Sombra | worksafe)
Get that silver fox, girl (art | D.Va/Soldier76 | worksafe)

Red Dwarf
A Cat sleeps where a Cat wants (art | Cat, Lister | worksafe)

Steven Universe
I made you a meepmorp (sketch | Amethyst/Peridot | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
Caitlyn (reward chibi, worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Timothy and Reseda arrive at their road-trip destination.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
Annie and her colleagues work on coping, in a mine full of stress and dust and not a lot of food.

Monday Works Roundup, 11/7/16 November 7, 2016

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But I’m A Cat Person
Walking into tomorrow (cover art | Miranda, Sparrow, Camellia, Jany, Patrick, Poe, Reseda, Kara Lynn | worksafe)
Autumn Gardening (wallpaper | Reseda, Camellia | worksafe)

Leif & Thorn
…and how it harmed you (art | gem!Leif, gem!Thorn | worksafe)
Thorny Fanservice Meme (art meme | Leif/Thorn, Del, Kale | NSFW ish)
Year One (art | Leif/Thorn | worksafe)
Costumed in Ceannis (art | Violet, Rowan, Ivy, Holly | worksafe)
2016 sketchpile (sketches | ensemble | worksafe)

Fake News/Politics
Happy birthday, HRC (art | Hillary Clinton | worksafe)

Oz
Dorothy’s Menagerie (sketch | Dorothy, Toto, Eureka, Billina, Lion | worksafe)

Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Red Bow Gives You Wings -preview- (art | HomuMado | worksafe preview, NSFW full size)

Steven Universe
Luchaquartzes (art | Amethyst, Jasper | worksafe)
My pretty bluebell doll (art | Blue Diamond/Blue Pearl | worksafe)
Got you a flower (art | Lapis/Peridot | worksafe)
Besuited Sardonyx (art | Pearl/Garnet, Sardonyx | worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
I been runnin’ down the road tryin’ to loosen my load, got a world of trouble on my mind.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
Meet the engineers who are going to help sort this mine collapse. The tiny, tiny engineers.

Political grab bag. (Grandkids, hotels, post-apocalyptic Elizabeth Warren, and more.) November 4, 2016

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TDS flash-forwards to a pirate broadcast from the end of Trump’s first term. Desi Lydic is doing makeshift alleyway broadcasts with a rat, Ronnie Chieng moved back to China just in time to make millions off of Trump’s botched details…my favorite part is how Trump’s opponents have all been banished, but Elizabeth Warren is leading a group of rebels as “The Woman in the Woods.”

How many presidents had grandchildren when they moved into the White House? Given that more than 14,000 historians are members of the American Historical Association, and that genealogy has become an enormous hobby, you would think this would be an easy question to answer.” It’s not, but they’ve taken a shot at it. 3 of our last 6 presidents had them, and at least 12 out of the whole 44.

Consumer of orphan and puppy souls Hillary Clinton helps raise awareness about child trafficking in Haiti.”

Between 2003 and 2009, the Bush White House “lost” 22 million emails. This correspondence included millions of emails written during the darkest period in America’s recent history, when the Bush administration was ginning up support for what turned out to be a disastrous war in Iraq with false claims that the country possessed weapons of mass destruction (WMD), and, later, when it was firing U.S. attorneys for political reasons.”

Surprising numbers of teenagers in Macedonia are getting rich quick…by writing fake Trump-related news stories and reaping the ad revenue.

Guess which employees is Trump refusing to pay this week! If you said “his own campaign pollsters,” you guessed right.

Trump hotels are taking a beating in the price wars. Beautiful schadenfreude.

Monday Works Roundup, 10/3/16 October 3, 2016

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But I’m A Cat Person
Business Mom, Research Dad, and Shouty Big Brother (art | BICP ensemble | worksafe)
Sigils (wallpaper | magic symbols | art)

Leif & Thorn
…that sounds fake but ok (sketch | Thorn, Leif, Sigrún | worksafe)
Big Buff Quartzes, plus a Ruby (art | Sigrún, Peach, Juniper, Marula, Annie | worksafe)

Big Hero 6
Gonna kiss that gum right outta your mouth (sketch | Hiro/GoGo | worksafe)
Satisfied with your care (sketch | Hiro/Baymax | worksafe)

Fake News/Politics
Unconventional candidate (art | Hillary | worksafe)

Sailor Moon
Diamond Rage Face (art | Prince Demand | worksafe)

Steven Universe
My sassy lemon secretary (art | Yellow Diamond/Yellow Pearl | worksafe)

Voltron: Legendary Defender
Lighten up, soldier (sketch | Pidge/Lance | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
Anti logic (comic, T)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Cohen and Bianca both try to figure out what they’re doing with their lives.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
President Romarin, a crack team of experts, and a mysterious shadowy figure gather to discuss the Thorn situation.