Tag Archive | Frozen

Fun and thoughtful fandom links for your quarantine reading

Made my last outside-the-home trip for the foreseeable future, to Walgreens for meds and a couple other supplies. The shelves were out of thermometers…but on my way to the checkout I passed a couple of clerks discovering 4 of them from a box they just unearthed in the back. So I finally landed one.

(Didn’t feel feverish, but it was nice to have the numbers to back it up. Also, clocked in at a slightly lower temperature than what the Red Cross got last Tuesday, suggesting I was already ramping up to the obvious fever I had Wednesday. But, yeah, all good now.)

Day Job is closed until further notice. Fortunately, part of their emergency-closure protocol is that we all still get paid. Every employee in every job should have the right to that. And those of you staffing pharmacies and grocery stores deserve higher wages and hazard pay.


All links from weeks/months ago, with no current events whatsoever:

Jenny Nicholson really nails a lot of what I thought was weird about Frozen 2. (It’s pretty enjoyable anyway, but still.) Plus a pitch for an alternate version that would be a lot of fun.

“Hence the Fansplaining Shipping Survey, which we launched on April 2, 2019, and discussed in Episode #97, “The Shipping Question.” It ran until April 16th and ultimately attracted 17,391 respondents. […] You can read the questions, download the raw data under a CC BY 4.0 license, and explore the cleaned-up data through an interactive visualization. This is the first of several pieces we’ll write analyzing the results.”

“The Language that Gets People to Give: Phrases that Predict Success on Kickstarter.” (One of the lessons is, that title should say “buy”, not “give”. It’s not a donation, it’s a preorder!)

“The point of me recounting all of this is to try and illustrate how much of the current hostility over fan content probably stems from that loss of content control. The toxicity of the purity discourse has made it hard for some of us to look for the root cause.”

The survey asked for participants to indicate what [online social-media fandom] platforms they use/used from a given list, and also to indicate a date range (e.g., Tumblr 2006-2018). I parsed those date ranges in order to determine for a given platform how many of our participants were active in a given year. ”

This document is made with the intention of keeping track of the issues the community has with [SmackJeeves] as it stands, be it from what functions the site has (or lacks), to issues with loading the site. Anyone is free to add issues they’re aware of that aren’t listed already.”

Meet the genderqueer asexual who has cataloged over a thousand mostly-queer webcomics.”

I happened to go over and check, and reader, it must have been the Sale Charts Gods looking over me, because what did I find except Raina Telgemeier’s new book Guts at the very top of the chart. Not the graphic novel bestseller list, not the kids bestseller list. THE REGULAR OLD BOOK/BOOK BESTSELLER CHARTS, with 76,216 copies sold that week. Looks like that 1 million copy first printing was a good idea.”

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, 9/5/16

Leif & Thorn
Under rosy covers (art | Leif/Thorn | NSFW-ish)
Leif Explains a Metaphor (panel | Leif/Thorn | worksafe)
An armful of Leif (art | Leif/Thorn | worksafe)
Beach Thorn (wallpaper | Thorn, Leif | worksafe)

Big Hero 6
Monster kisses (sketch | Hiro/Fred | worksafe)
Shoulder kisses (sketch | Hiro/Wasabi | worksafe)

Frozen
Save me from the snowball (sketch | Hans/Anna | worksafe)

Harry Potter
Why are you interested? (comic | Lucius/Hermione | G)

Home
That Crystal Gem aesthetic (art | Tip, DieAnne | worksafe)

Steven Universe
C’mere, sis. (art | Amethyst, poofed!Jasper | worksafe)
Record Setting Pearl (art | Pearls | worksafe)
Did somebody lose a Pearl? (art | Pearl, Bismuth | worksafe)
Disco Mom (art | Bismuth | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
Dogwood layout (old sketch, worksafe)
Arizona Officer (commissioned portrait, worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
The inevitable Pokemon Go gag.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
With Thorn deep in a flashback, it’s up to Leif to protect him.

Monday Works Roundup, 8/22/16

Leif & Thorn
Ceannic Quartz Team Fusions (art | Thorn, Violet, Birch, Rowan | worksafe)
Who has a better right? (sketch | Hedge/Grassie | worksafe)
Holly/Olive – Don’t stop (comic | Holly/Olive | NSFW-ish)
Leif/Thorn – Look but don’t touch (comic | Leif/Thorn | NSFW-ish)

Frozen
Save me from the snowball (sketch | Hans/Anna | worksafe)

Le Petit Prince
Mister Prince (art | prince, Rose, little girl, fox | worksafe)

Oz books
Sleepin’ Dorothy (art | Dorothy and the gang | worksafe)

Sleepless Domain
Mahou in Rain Boots (art | Undine | worksafe)

Steven Universe
A Rose Quartz and an Amethyst makes… (art | Smoky Quartz | worksafe)
Learning to be ‘us’ without her (sketches | Greg/Rose/Pearl, Greg/Pearl | worksafe)
Dalmation Jasper (art | corrupted quartz | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
Wedding Dreamers (reward chibis, worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Walker and the gang in matching snappy suits. #likeaboss

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
Leif goes down on one knee, for very platonic reasons.

Monday Works Roundup, 8/1/16

But I’m A Cat Person
Soft butch Jany (art | Jany | worksafe)

Leif & Thorn
Black Diamonds (art | Stanczia, Imri, Leif, Thorn | worksafe)
Wedding Variations (art | Leif/Thorn | worksafe)
Strip drawing process (sketches, lineart, worksafe)
Fancy Leif (art | Leif | worksafe)

Leif & Thorn/Black Butler/Hellsing
Character vs. Inspiration: Imri (comic | Imri, Sebastian, Alucard | G)

Big Hero 6
So that’s what the weather’s like up here (sketch | Hiro/Honey Lemon | worksafe)

Fake News
Can I Keep Him? (fic | “Stephen”/Jon, Flickolbert | G)
Did you miss me, Nation? (art | Jon/”Stephen”, Stephen, Flickolbert | worksafe)

Frozen
Selkie With A Crush (art | Hans/Elsa | worksafe)

Oz books
Speak, Toto (art | Toto, Dorothy, Betsy | G)

Steven Universe
Tiny Smooches (art | Jaspidot | worksafe)
Sword Dancers (art | Pearl/Connie | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
Aldo and Gerard (reward chibis, worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Jany makes some good choices. Expect fanservice.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
An encounter with a baby unicorn turns suddenly awkward.