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Monday-ish Works Roundup, 10/3/17 October 3, 2017

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But I’m A Cat Person
Fashionable Slogans (art | Sparrow, Bianca, Timothy, Miranda, Jany | worksafe)

Leif & Thorn
Leif & Thorn Calendar Vol. 1 (calendar! | Leif/Thorn, Kale | worksafe)
Hy Fashion -AI ver.- (art | Hyacinth | worksafe)

Ava’s Demon
Flaming Arrow (art | Ava/Odin | worksafe)

Game of Thrones
Fire and Ice (sketch | Jon/Dany | worksafe)
Saving the North (sketch | Jon/Sansa | worksafe)

Hellsing, Saint Tail, Madeline, TCR
Shine Profiles – The Catholics (art | Maxwell, Anderson, Heinkel, Yumie/ko, Timothy, Madeline, Renaldo, Seira, Meimi, “Stephen” | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
Figure drawings (sketches, NSFW-ish)
ION Officers (commissioned art, worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Your questions! My answers! Exciting behind-the-scenes content! By which I mean thumbnails.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
Thorn chats with subordinates old and new, but feels Leif’s absence . . .

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Monday Roundup, 3/16 March 16, 2015

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But I’m A Cat Person
Spangles and Flags (cover art | Sparrow, Cybele | worksafe)

Fake News
Winter Colbewart (art | Jon/”Stephen” | worksafe)

Game of Thrones
Daenerys/Missandei (FF2015 art | Daenerys/Missandei, dragons | worksafe)

His Dark Materials
Marisa Coulter – The Deceiver (art | Mrs. Coulter | worksafe)

Welcome to Night Vale(/His Dark Materials)
A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, chapter 46 (fic | Cecil/Carlos, HDM crossover characters, WtNV ensemble | T)
Man in the Tan Jacket 4koma part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7 (comics | Cecil, TJ, Carlos | G)
Ringtone (fic | Cecil(/Carlos) | G)
Say it’s just a show / On the radio (art | Steve, Renée | G)
A selection of Josies (sketches | Josie, Erikas | worksafe)
Earl Harlan – The Scoutmaster (art | Earl | worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Josh is having kind of a hard time with people’s expectations of him. Also, he never said he was the Messiah. That was all you.

Maybe the Happy Birthday lawsuit will be settled by my *next* birthday October 28, 2014

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“Copyright scholars have long been pretty certain that “Happy Birthday to You” is in the public domain, despite the fact that Warner/Chappell claims copyright on it and charges impressive licensing fees to use it in public performances. Those fees, however, are much lower than a copyright lawsuit would be, so everyone shrugs and pays them. Until now.” (Update from last August.)

“Rather than risk a lawsuit, Zazzle responded this week by temporarily banning all garments featuring the 3,000-year-old symbol.

“BTW one of Watson’s wives is pre- and one post-1923. Sort of like playing the dozens (“Your mama is in the public domain”).”

“Said dean reportedly called for an emergency meeting, concerned that this small, unsettlingly agile girl in a T-shirt was Schmidt’s way of announcing his intention to claim all the spoils a New Jersey community college has to offer, by force if necessary.” Aggressive overreactions to defend against nonexistent threats: not just for Tumblr anymore.

Jokes, cats, Internets, and procrastination May 29, 2013

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Or, a roundup of fun & silly links.

Cats walking on stuff: a history. Medieval scribes and ancient brickworkers had the same problems you have keeping the cat off your keyboard.

“I get it–I’m disabled too. You’re out of spoons, I’m out of spoons… However, the kitchen is also out of spoons, and I did the dishes the last ten times.

Procrastination – The Musical! GPOY.

On the other hand, someone has finally articulated the power of harnessing procrastination as a force for productivity.

Game of Thrones house sigils or the Internet. House Wikipedia: “Time Lost, Wisdom Gained”

A map of your grocery store. 100% true and accurate.

If media covered America the way we cover foreign cultures. A sample: “Yet another massacre has occurred in the historically war-torn region of the Southern United States – and so soon after the religious festival of Easter.”

Erin Watches: Glee, Elementary, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Black Rock Shooter May 10, 2013

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Last night I dreamed my computer was stolen. Was fine the instant I woke up and realized it hadn’t been real, but while it was ongoing it was terrifying. (The thought of so many WIPs lost forever…)

The last time I had a really bad dream was after watching Dollhouse’s “Epitaph One”. Makes sense. Losing your memories and losing things you wouldn’t be able to reconstruct without perfect memory are of a kind :/

And speaking of TV, some things I’ve watched more recently…

 

Glee

Finally managed to kick it.

The episode that did it was the one where Ryder opens up to his teammates about his childhood molestation, and everything about it is badly handled or not resolved or not even addressed, and it just hit me that, wow, this show is never again going to tackle anything in a way I want to watch. Will keep up with canon via the Autostraddle recaps for the sake of reading fic (some of which is actually worthwhile!), and that’s it.

 

Elementary

This show is really pretty good.

I enjoyed the BBC’s Sherlock, mostly (and I still haven’t seen The Blind Banker, which probably helps), but Elementary has been offering up a lot less flash for a lot more substance.

 

Doctor Who

Speaking of flash and no substance! Most of this season has been depressingly thin. Lots of dramatic speeches, very little of the action and effort that makes those speeches earned. Lots of talking up the Great Mystery of What’s Going On With Clara, taking up time that could be used to investigate the mystery, or to develop Clara as a character who’s engaging in her own right beyond being an object of unusual time phenomenon. An episode with a ton of running around in the depths of the TARDIS where we get one or two cool scenes…and then a lot of generic scary being-chased-around-by-monsters.

And then came The Crimson Horror, and it was more fantastic than it had any right to be. Humor! Action! Jenny being fantastic. Strax being adorable. (“Horse! You have failed in your mission!”) A good old-fashioned megalomaniac of a villain. Teamwork! A mystery where the clues came together in meaningful ways, without leaving things hanging to be un-addressed for the next couple of seasons (are we ever going to find out why the TARDIS exploded?). Plus that one poor proper Victorian dude fainting every couple of scenes.

Granted, Clara doesn’t have much to do besides be in trouble, get rescued, and inspire a couple more people to ask about the Great Mystery, but in such a team-heavy episode (with lots of other female characters having significant and well-written interactions, no less), it’s forgivable.

[ETA: No, wait, I completely forgot! Clara did get a moment of awesome. Things needed to be broken, and the Doctor was all “I have my sonic screwdriver!” and Clara was all “yeah, well, I have a chair.” Spoiler alert: the chair worked.]

Can we have a Vastra/Jenny spinoff yet? And can all the episodes be like this? Please?

 

Game of Thrones

For the most part I have no idea what’s going on in this show. I just watch for a handful of characters being awesome. Particularly Dany.

 

Black Rock Shooter

I have no idea what’s going on in this show either, but in this case there’s a chance I might actually put it together.

It’s gripping and dramatic and visually stunning, and I’m going to be a solid fan whether it comes together at the end or not. (Though hopefully it will.)

More detailed reviewing here.