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Monday Works Roundup, 2/4/19 February 4, 2019

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Leif & Thorn
Cuddling (sketch | Kale, Caiomhe | worksafe)
Fire and Ice (art | Kale, Leif | worksafe)
Take My Hand, Let’s Dance (art | Leif/Thorn | worksafe)

O Sarilho
Grumpy Boy, Loves Stars (chibi | Nikita | worksafe)

Rainbow Six Siege
Rainbow Mira (chibi | Mira | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
Asexual Pride Stamp (stamp, worksafe)
Ally Pride Stamp (stamp, worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Lightning strikes twice!

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
New storyline! Elisa shares a bit with Leif about her family history.

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Monday Works Roundup, 1/14/19 January 14, 2019

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But I’m A Cat Person
Inspiration, 20GayTeen to 20BiTeen (comic | ensemble | G)
Poor Unfortunate Beings (sketch | Jany, Kara Lynn, Blake, Walker | worksafe)
Spotlight Heist (cover art | Miranda, Timothy, Sparrow | worksafe)

Leif & Thorn
Leif & Thorn Deleted Scenes 2018 (comic panels | ensemble | G)
Longsword Heart (wallpaper | Pascentia | worksafe)
Anniversary draft (sketch | Leif/Thorn | worksafe)
#OCDressup – Leif and Thorn (paper dolls | Leif, Thorn | worksafe)
Formal Bunad, Cute Shoes (chibi | Elisa | worksafe)

Deer Me
Deer Me (art | Viana, Velvet | worksafe)

Sailor Moon
Tuxedo Ally (art | Mamoru | worksafe)

Wizard of Oz
The Great Responsibilities of Oz (fic | Dorothy/Ozma, Toto, Wizard, Glinda | T)

General/Miscellaneous
Rainbow Hibana (chibi commission, worksafe)
Queer Pride Flags (animated stamp)
Trans Pride Flags (animated stamp)
Webcomic Woes 26 – The independence learning curve (comic, G)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
The Wolf is back in action, and she sure doesn’t look happy.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
Lots of things are on fire! Fortunately, they’re supposed to be.

Bad things. (troop positions, scared refugees, lax gun laws, and more) January 8, 2019

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“Settled in their new countries, as years and sometimes decades go by, they often find these objects precious reminders of the lives left behind. They’re cherished long after the crisis has passed. In some cases, these keepsakes remind refugees and migrants of an essential part of who they are. NPR’s story about how a toy monkey ended up becoming a connection to a previously unknown part of a German boy’s family inspired us to look for other similar stories.

The president’s video posted Wednesday did not shield the faces of special operation forces. Current and former Defense Department officials told Newsweek that information concerning what units are deployed and where is almost always classified and is a violation of operational security.”

“Attorneys general from nine states and the District of Columbia wrote the court in January, 2017, urging the judge not to approve the recall process. The notices weren’t descriptive or informative enough, they noted, and Remington hadn’t even tried to find its rifles’ owners. […] But in March 2017, Smith approved the settlement. By then, only 22,000 people had sent in their Model 700s. That left as many as seven million unfixed rifles in circulation — “guns,” the attorneys general noted, “that might go off accidentally at any time.”

Hate crime reports increased 17 percent last year from 2016, the F.B.I. said on Tuesday, rising for the third consecutive year as heated racial rhetoric and actions have come to dominate the news.” (Notice the use of the passive voice, here.)

“I’ve long understood that the dangers of global warming are real and rising. I’ve seen its power firsthand in the form of receding glaciers, dried lake beds, and Sierra tree stands taken down by bark beetles. This is the first time, though, that I smelled and tasted it in my home.

I Was A Cable Guy. I Saw The Worst Of America. A glimpse of the suburban grotesque, featuring Russian mobsters, Fox News rage addicts, a caged man in a sex dungeon, and Dick Cheney.” (Note: it’s got sexual harassment & homophobia in the mix.) (On the plus side, it prompted me to offer this morning’s cable guy a — much-needed, as it turned out — bathroom break.)

Disgruntled gay opinions December 29, 2018

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What it says on the tin.

A response to various facets of Discourse…and if you cringed just reading that phrase, feel free to skip the whole thing. I’ll completely understand.

In no particular order… (more…)

Just good things. (Nonbinary solidarity, great inventions, cool shadows, and more.) December 23, 2018

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“A 61-year-old person in my sample told me that they lived the vast majority of their life as though they were a gay man and was mistaken often as a drag queen after coming out. They didn’t discover nonbinary until they were in their 50s, and it was a freeing moment of understanding that nothing is wrong. They didn’t have to force themselves into the gay-man or trans-woman box — they could just be them. They described it as transcendent.

Evelyn Berezin, a computer pioneer who emancipated many a frazzled secretary from the shackles of the typewriter nearly a half-century ago by building and marketing the first computerized word processor, died on Saturday in Manhattan. […] Ms. Berezin held nine computer-related patents.”

Motto and his team had enough data to determine that their work was unprecedented in the history of suicide research. In the first two years following hospitalization, the suicide rate of the control group was nearly twice as high as that of the contact group.”

Parallax in action. (Someone put a light on a model train, then drove it around a dark room and filmed the beautiful shadows.)

“The people making these memes obviously have never seen some of the weird ass shit in old-timey photos.” (Contains B&W vintage photography of what is definitely an old-timey fursuit.)

CollegeHumor sketch: the CEO of Tumblr makes the slow-building discovery of what all the content on his site is.

By the way, if you’re on Discord, come take a look at the Comic Tea Party webcomic discussion group! They host regular chats on a variety of comics – and Leif & Thorn is scheduled for January 17.

A few more webcomic discord servers I’m on: SpiderForest Collective, Comicadia, and StArt Faire. (I sure hope all those links are current. Discord is…weird about that.)

Tumblr, sexism, transphobia, and presentation December 12, 2018

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Ever since Tumblr’s description of what will be banned under the new TOS, I’ve picked up so many links about the subtleties and complications of defining “female-presenting nipples.”

To date, I believe I’m the only transmasculine person I’ve met who neither binds their breasts nor is seeking top surgery. I can tell myself all I want that there’s nothing wrong with me and that I should just ignore other people’s reactions, but it isn’t that simple.”

I didn’t lose my ability to walk around at night feeling safe once I started identifying as a woman. It happened at some arbitrary point when men found me attractive enough at a distance to approach me. It’s my femininity, not my being transgender, that has brought about much of this privilege loss, and it’s misogyny that robs women of these privileges.”

“The police report read: Mr. Jones continued to yell that he had the right to show his breasts in public and wanted to be recognized as a female.

NSFW (it’s literally a porn site, sorry…): bearded, handsome, muscular trans guy who hasn’t had top surgery, and yet.

It’s only the American copies that are being censored. It seems that it probably made people uncomfortable. But that’s part of what’s interesting about the cover, I think, is that it’s playing with those ideas of gender roles. He’s topless, you can see that he’s a man, but if you look at his face, he looks like a woman and he’s so beautiful, he’s both in that picture, in a way. I think that’s what’s interesting about it.” (The model later came out as a trans woman, but as I understand it, he was closeted and wasn’t on estrogen at the time.)

As for that art: “a collection of Leif & Thorn characters with bare chests. Including at least one cis man, cis woman, trans man, trans woman, intersex woman, transmasculine enby on T, transfeminine enby on estrogen, and transmasc+transfem enbies on no hormones. (All adults here, in case you were worried.)”

(December talking meme.)

Monday Works Roundup, 12/3/18 December 3, 2018

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For the record: I have yet to be personally affected by the Tumblr purge. (Clearly I haven’t posted enough Renaissance art, or suspiciously-sensual mushrooms, or worksafe sketches of women holding hands.) And I’m not going to proactively delete anything that’s there, either.

But if you’ve been kicked off, or are pre-emptively fleeing…here’s a handy resource for finding me on non-Tumblr sites, just in case.

But I’m A Cat Person
Dog In A Box (art | Tansy Rosen, Stu Cohen, Patrick | worksafe)
Christmas Critter Costumes (wallpaper | Lightning, Reseda, Patrick, Cybele, the Dove, the Donkey | worksafe)

Leif & Thorn
Legendary Goddess-Hero Standoff (chibis | Rhódon, Szélanya | worksafe)
Hazel with a Book (chibi | Hazel | worksafe)
Servant Spectrum (sketch | Leif, Elisa, Katya | worksafe)
Just Playing (chibis | Birch/Annie, Diarmad | worksafe)

MK’s Jekyll and Hyde
Now Hyde (art | Hyde | worksafe)

Sailor Moon
Jupiter Pride (art | Makoto | worksafe)

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
Precious Buff Scorpion Princess (art | Scorpia | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
Lipstick Lesbian Pride Stamp (stamp)
Bi Pride Stamp (stamp)
Commission – Nyrmillion (sketch, worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Sparrow decides not to waste her oxygen.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
Thorn throws Kale down on the couch and has him at his mercy.

Monday Works Roundup, 11/5 (Sailor Moon, webcomics) November 5, 2018

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But I’m A Cat Person
BICP Chibisplosion Wallpaper 1 (doodles | Sparrow, Bianca, Patrick | worksafe)
BICP Chibisplosion Wallpaper 2 (doodles | Camellia, Reseda, Walker, Blake, Miranda, Poe, Cybele | worksafe)
It’s Important To Vote (comic | BICP ensemble | G)

Leif & Thorn
Three Years of Leif & Thorn (art | Leif/Thorn | worksafe)

Sailor Moon
Halloween Ladies (sketch | Hotaru, Chibiusa, Serenity | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
Webcomic Woes 23 – Shoulda drawn this ahead of time (comic, G)
Lesbian Flag With Labrys Stamp – Base (stamp)
Halloween Celestial (exchange art, worksafe)
Polyamorous Flag Stamp – Base (stamp)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Vote. It’s important.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
The Woman in Black takes refuge from the rain…in the home of one of the few people who remembers her face.

Monday works roundup, 10/22 (Sailor Moon, Rainbow Six, webcomics, etc) October 22, 2018

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But I’m A Cat Person
Emotional Patrick (sketch | Patrick | worksafe)

Leif & Thorn
Business Cards 2018 (graphic design | Leif, Thorn | worksafe)
Volume 1 Funded (comic | Leif/Thorn | G)
Quality Hugs (chibi | Thorn, Kale | worksafe)
Omnibus 1 Campaign Finale (sketch | Leif, Thorn | worksafe)

Court of Roses
Rosy Bards (art | Diana, Merlow, Feliks, Nocturne | worksafe)

The Night Belongs To Us
My fluffy girlfriend and me (art | Hank/Ava | worksafe)

Rainbow Six
Rainbow Caveira (chibi | Caveira | worksafe)

Sailor Moon
Venus Pride (art | Minako | worksafe)
Mars Pride (art | Rei | worksafe)

Sleepless Domain
Undine and Kokoro (art | Undine, Kokoro | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
Nonbinary Flag Stamp – Base (stamp)
Straight Ally Flag Stamp – Base (stamp)
LGBTQIA Pride Flags – Animated (stamp)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Halloween flashback with bb!Sparrow and her moms.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
The two Agents D talk intelligence (and lack thereof). Also: happy third anniversary!

Good things. (Pool parties, Medicare, ocean cleanup, gay stuff in media.) October 1, 2018

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“Remember the teenage girl who got dragged by police at a pool party? Well, she’s getting her money and her own pool party. […] Cole said that her client plans to use a portion of the money to start a business and that she hopes to become a dentist.” I’m so relieved and happy for this nerd.

Koch-backed study finds ‘Medicare for All’ would save U.S. trillions. An estimated cost of $32.6 trillion over 10 years is less than the US would spend over the next 10 years under the current system.”

Engineers on Saturday deployed a trash collection device to corral plastic litter floating between California and Hawaii in an attempt to clean up the world’s largest garbage patch in the heart of the Pacific Ocean.”

“I was just learning about how The Answer book, which was also very difficult to make and I only just now found out that a big part of why it was made was that one of the big champions of the book was an ally for her sister. We’ve had allies at all these different stages, people for whom this is very personal and they understand the personal toll that can be taken.” Rebecca Sugar on breaking ground.

“The truth is they’re scared of getting emails from bigots and they’re cowards. So they’re letting the bigots control the conversation. My response was basically, ‘Let ‘em complain,’ ‘they’re wrong,’ and ‘they’re just gonna have to live with it.’ Unfortunately, it got so contentious that [the network] essentially told me that if I didn’t cut the scene they would cut the episode and they strong-armed me out of it.” More on representation, with Voltron, Gravity Falls, and SU.

“Arnie as a film editor—if you thought of Bert with a job in the world, wouldn’t that be perfect? Bert with his paper clips and organization? And I was the jokester. So it was the Bert & Ernie relationship, and I was already with Arnie when I came to Sesame Street. So I don’t think I’d know how else to write them, but as a loving couple. I wrote sketches…Arnie’s OCD would create friction with how chaotic I was. And that’s the Bert & Ernie dynamic.