Tag Archive | maps

Monday works roundup, 5/11

But I’m A Cat Person
The Grass is Greener 2020 (art redraw | Sparrow, Bianca, Patrick | worksafe)

Leif & Thorn
Sunset map of Central (art | landscape | worksafe)
Suited, Not Stirred (sketch | D10 | worksafe)

Final Fantasy
Cloud and roses (sketch | Cloud/Sephiroth | worksafe)

Madoka Magica/Oz books/Sailor Moon/Hellsing/Colbert Report/Home
Six Fanarts – Favorite series (meme art | Sayaka, Dorothy, Hotaru, Integra, Jon/”Stephen”, Tip, Oh | worksafe)

Madoka Magica/Cardcaptor Sakura/Pretty Cure/Sakura Wars
Mahou Shoujo Sakura (art | Sakura, Sakura, Sakura, Sakura Kyoko | worksafe)

Magical Girl Friendship Squad
Magical Roommates (art | Alex, Daisy | worksafe)

Romeo and Juliet
Mercutio and his Romeo (prompt art | Mercutio/Romeo | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
Lucca and the Kids (reward chibis, worksafe)
Figure drawings 5-3-2020 (life drawing, NSFW)
Lesbian Ensemble (multi-lesbian art, worksafe)

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
Leif gets a quiet moment to bond with Kale, and there’s a new guest at the door.

Monday Works Roundup, 3/7

But I’m A Cat Person
Five Years of BICP (art | Reseda, Poe, Cybele, Kara Lynn, Patrick, Bennett, Cohen, Bianca, Sparrow, Miranda | worksafe)
Kiss Me, I’m Lucky (wallpaper | Patrick | worksafe)

Leif & Thorn
A literal translation of its name is ‘winter fox’ (sketch | Leif, Thorn, monster | worksafe)
Ceannis: The Small Map (map, worksafe)
The Rare Triple Blep (art | Stanczia, Imri, Tiernan | worksafe)
Leif & Thorn Chibi Ensemble (dolls | a ton of characters | worksafe)

Doctor Who
Hello, Royal Sweetie (art | River/Liz X | worksafe)
Doctor faces (sketch | Nine, Four, Five, Ten | worksafe)

Sakura Taisen
Maria and Sakura (FF2016 sketch | Maria/Sakura | worksafe)

Steven Universe
You Make Me Feel Strong (FF2016 art | Pearl/Amethyst | worksafe)
Hi There, P-Dot (art | Peridot/Amethyst | worksafe)
Mister Frybo’s Very Cross (art | Malachite, Frybo | worksafe)

Welcome to Night Vale
Lauren and the Li Huas (FF2016 art | Lauren/Li Hua/Li Hua | borderline NSFW)
Night Vale sketchbook closing (sketches | ensemble | worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Nobody knows what’s going on with Sparrow, though her friends are looking.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
The vampires have their “favorite” author cornered….

Neat stuff. (Paralysis implants, a Bill Watterson art cameo, cool maps, language stuff, diamond planets.)

“The Neurobridge technology combines algorithms that learn and decode the user’s brain activity and a high-definition muscle stimulation sleeve that translates neural impulses from the brain and transmits new signals to the paralyzed limb. In this case, Ian’s brain signals bypass his injured spinal cord and move his hand.

“Now if you had asked me the odds of Bill Watterson ever saying that line to me, I’d say it had about the same likelihood as Jimi Hendrix telling me he had a new guitar riff. And yes, I’m aware Hendrix is dead.” Pearls Before Swine gets the most awesome guest artist imaginable.

A globe laid out by Voronoi diagrams, where all the territorial lines are drawn based on which national capital the land is closest to. Overlaid on our world’s current borders, so you can check out the difference.

US language maps, based on Census Bureau data. Most commonly-spoken languages in all the states based on different parameters, starting with “other than English” and “other than English or Spanish.”

Constructive reduplication, found all over the world, from English to Finnish to Hungarian to the Bantu languages. (Or, the linguistic explanation for the difference between “salad” and “salad salad”.)

A bunch of awesome animals (as well as some terrifying lamprey pictures; be ready to scroll; they’re after the Tufted Deer). Teeny armadillos, skinny canids, deer with awesome horns and hind-legged stances, and what looks like a rabbit-capybara.

Python swallows a three-foot-long crocodile whole. Nature is awesome.

The most amazing of the 3500+ exoplanets we’ve discovered, including the diamond one, the burning-ice one, the one with a day-long year, and the incredibly dark one (lit by a sun, though).

Dyslexia fonts, Native American names, irregular words preserved, DNA word preservation

“Although Dyslexie is not the first font out there to help aid dyslexics, it has received much fanfare from sufferers thus far, including participants from the aforementioned University of Twente study, who commented that the font allowed them to read with improved accuracy, and for a longer time before tiring.

The locations that generate the most hateful tweets across the US, broken down by various slurs, mostly racist and homophobic.

“We get a lot of questions about the meaning of Native American names found on the Internet, so here is a list of many of them and what (if anything) they really mean.” Beautiful etymology research all over this page.

There are some old words, however, that are nearly obsolete, but we still recognize because they were lucky enough to get stuck in set phrases that have lasted across the centuries.” My favorite: “wend” used to have the past tense of “went”, and its synonym “go” used to have the past tense of, basically, “goed”, and instead of dropping one regular verb but keeping the other, English created a totally irregular frankenverb by keeping half of each.

“A team of scientists has produced a truly concise anthology of verse by encoding all 154 of Shakespeare’s sonnets in DNA. The researchers say that their technique could easily be scaled up to store all of the data in the world.”

Related: “[This method should] be easily capable of swallowing the roughly 3 zettabytes (a zettabyte is one billion trillion or 10^21 bytes) of digital data thought presently to exist in the world and still have room for plenty more. It would do so with a density of around 2.2 petabytes (10^15) per gram; enough, in other words, to fit all the world’s digital information into the back of a lorry.

Stocking stuffer links.

Facebook History of the World! Mostly the Western world, but very funny about it.

Religion jokes via Facebook. Shark Jesus died for your fins.

25 Everyday Things You Never Knew Had Names. A few I did actually know, and a bunch I didn’t.

So You Want to be a Manga-ka, as written by someone in the industry.

Jack Chick parody pamphlet based on the Cthulu Mythos.

Slime molds are weird.

A map of the languages people tweet in. Shiny!

Presidential candidates explained through D&D character sheets.

10 Things 90s Kids Will Have To Explain To Their Children: “I wanna really really really wanna zig a zig ahh,” has a meaning, and all true nineties kids know it, but we must never share it.

Also: Lisa Frank is not the name of a woman, it is the name of a movement, a culture, a way of living. It is a theory, a concept, a belief in something greater than yourself. It is the belief that all girls are entitled to dolphins covered with rainbows, jewel-encrusted frogs, and unicorns in acid-trip colors hugging each other. This is my childhood, you guys.

Turns out “me” rhymes with “:DD”

One of the wallpapers on Smashing’s latest calendar wallpaper post is an upside-down world map!

New desktop, oh yeah : D

In other nifty news: The Longest Poem In The World, which takes Twitter updates and arranges them into rhyming couplets. Coming up on 400,000 verses.

An excerpt:

Had a good night and is having a much better day : )
Loves you and misses you; what else is there to say?
Keep it confidential, you and me
Home from snow cones, park, and dinner. : D D

Worthy of Tennyson, y/y?

I’ve got a pantomime horse disguise you can use.

Map of Europe with south facing up. Trippy.

Using the blogosphere to measure global happiness. I feel good about this. (There, I’ve done my part for the day.)

I Can Has Cheezburger: The MusicLOL. I cannot imagine this will be any good, but…

How long Bill Murray spend trapped in the time loop in Groundhog Day? Years and years, it turns out. (Gives me chills.)

ASCII cross-stitch sampler. Want.