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Trashing our oceans, killing our power grids, burning down our buildings, and more May 22, 2018

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“In the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii, hundreds of miles from any major city, plastic bottles, children’s toys, broken electronics, abandoned fishing nets and millions more fragments of debris are floating in the water — at least 87,000 tons’ worth, researchers said Thursday.

“The river is fed by 51 tributaries, some of them overflowing with plastic waste from squatter settlements that cantilever precariously over creek banks. A tributary near Chinatown, where rickety shanties are wedged between modern buildings, is so choked with plastic debris you can walk across it, forgoing the footbridge.

“A new report from the Rhodium Group on Puerto Rico’s ongoing blackout has found that Hurricane Maria has spawned the second-largest power outage in the world on record.

Fundraising for a Dallas LGBT community center that was intentionally set on fire last year. They’ve gotten enough to do a lot of rebuilding, but they can always use more.

In 2012 a call center in India was busted for making 8 million calls in eight months to collect made-up bills. The Federal Trade Commission has since broken up at least 13 similar scams. In most cases, regulators weren’t able to identify the original perpetrators because the data files had been sold and repackaged so many times. Victims have essentially no recourse to do anything but take the abuse.”

“For those of you who work in social media, I need to share the story of my friend who died, and I didn’t know because algorithms.

“The impersonator trolls seethed. Some tried changing their user names to evade the bot (it didn’t work). Others simply reverted to their openly neo-Nazi personas. A few even tried to impersonate the bot, which was vastly preferable from our perspective and rather amusing. [..] The Nazis realized they couldn’t beat the bot, so they started mass-reporting it to Twitter for “harassment.”

And to end this post on a not-totally-disheartening note…”In short, in fighting neo-Nazis/alt-right/white-male discontent / We are the Globo-Corpo-Homo-Judeo establishment


Monday Roundup, 6/9 June 9, 2014

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But I’m A Cat Person
BICP Chibi Bouquet (chibis | just about everyone | worksafe)

Welcome to Night Vale(/His Dark Materials)
Night Vale: The Musical, tracks 8-16 (fic, song parodies | Cecil/Carlos, ensemble | T)
“Cecil’s in the subway.” (art | Carlos, Khoshekh | worksafe)
City Council Messenger Children (art | messenger children | worksafe)
The Rabbit Is Not What She Seems (art | Janice | worksafe)
Little Brothers (art | Cecil, Kevin, Earl, Cecil’s mother | worksafe)
Battle Stations, Everyone (comic | Dana, Cecil, Khoshekh, others | G)
Eldritch Reunion (art | Cecil/Carlos | mildly NSFW)
Friendly Working Environment (art | Kevin, Carlo, Lauren | NSFW for blood)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
While we all process the end of that last chapter, it’s guest strip time…

These Weeks, through 12/25 December 25, 2011

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But I’m A Cat Person
Cub Sashaying (art | Cub | worksafe)

Fake News
Castles in the Sand chapter 9, chapter 10, epilogue, illustrations II, alternate ending (illustrated fic | Jon/”Stephen”, Olivia/Kristen, ensemble | PG-13)
Tiny Jonsicles (sketch | Jon, “Stephen” | worksafe)
didn’t he heal, weren’t the spring seeds planted (fic | “Stephen”/Jon, families, OCs, Al Gore | R)
Silly Songs With Stephen – Oh Santa (filk | “Stephen”, Elvis Costello, others | PG)
Dreamy (graphic | Jon/”Stephen” | worksafe)
Turrets & Moats (mix | Jon/”Stephen”, Olivia/Kristen, others | PG)

Knight Integra – Black (art | Integra, Dragoncard | worksafe)

Puella Magi Madoka Magica/But I’m A Cat Person
Christmas Fanservice 2011 (art | Patrick, Madoka | NSFW)

Super Evil Zebra and Super Blue (art | OC superheroes | worksafe)
Laptop Girl 1 and Laptop Girl 2 (art | blog graphics of girls & a puppy | worksafe)
Fic challenge updates (more musings about ongoing fic)
First Lines Meme: 2011 Fic Edition (recap of the year in fic)

Next Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Bianca’s freshman-year Christmas.

These Weeks, 12/6-12/19 December 19, 2010

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Doctor Who(/Rudolph, /The Muppet Show)
We’re A Couple Of Misfits (art | K-9, the Misfit Toys | worksafe)
Muppet Doctors – One (art | Statler as One | worksafe)
Muppet Doctors – Two (art | Sweetums as Two | worksafe)
Found And Lost And Found Again (mix | Sarah Jane, various | G)
Found And Lost And… (art | Sarah Jane | worksafe)
Muppet Doctors – Three (art | Piggy as Three | worksafe)

Fake News(/Princess Tutu, /Year Without A Santa Claus)
Princess Coco (art | ballerina!Conan | worksafe)
Super Patriot (sketch | Stephen | worksafe)
Golden Olivia (art | Olivia | worksafe)
They Call Me Fear Miser (art, song | Fear Miser, Sane Miser | worksafe)
In His Clutches (art | evil!Jon, “Stephen” | worksafe)

Fake News/Hellsing
bitey Stephen (sketch | vampire!”Stephen”/Jon | worksafe)
The Eagle of Hermes side story: The Rally to Restore Humanity
OVER ONE THOUSAND (extra-vintage sketches | Integra, Jon, Stephen | worksafe)

Sailor Moon(/Star Wars, /Wonder Woman, /Haruhi Suzumiya)
Erin Watches Sera Myu, stage 3 part 1 (reviews & reactions)
Sailor Alderaan (sketch | sailor!Leia | worksafe)
Sailor Vader (sketch | sailor!Vader, Deathstar-P | worksafe)
Sailor Themyscira (sketch | sailor!Diana | worksafe)
The Melancholy Senshi (sketch | sailor!Haruhi | worksafe)

Next Week in Shine:
Alucard’s back! (Took him long enough…!)

This Week, 8/18-8/24 August 24, 2008

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Will be on the road tomorrow; in the meantime, have a last burst of summer activity.

Fake News/Doctor Who
Truthiness And Relative Dimensions In Space: A Thousand Wørds three, four (fic, PG)

Fake News
Also Good For Play (fic/illustration, PG)

Captain Yesterday, Clobberella (art, worksafe)

AxI – Snug (art, worksafe)
Integra’s Shoulder Angel (art, worksafe)
Integra’s Shoulder Devil (art, NSFW)
Sketches: Ota ’08, birthday

Kaitou Saint Tail
Chibi Meimi sketch (art, worksafe)
Meimi and Seira (ditto)

RG Veda
The Schism (Ashura mix, worksafe)

Next Week in Shine:
Integra’s going Super Saiyan, and having trouble staying human.

Website Updates!
A couple of old trailers have been added here.
Once more into the collection
All of the HellSING! parodies have finally been gathered in one place!