Tag Archive | Memes

Works roundup, 4/28 (Frozen, Korra, Stargate, Matilda, Sleepless Domain, and more)

Leif & Thorn
water under the bridge (sketch | Ceannic scenery | worksafe)
Mulberry Sunset (art | Leif/Thorn | worksafe)
MCLIS and Chill (art | Archie/Rowan | worksafe)
What if we all started with love (art | Leif/Thorn | worksafe)

Frozen/Legend of Korra
You Are The Bridge (art | Elsa/Korra | worksafe)

Stargate/Fairy Tail
A is A cover (crossover art | SG-1, Fairy Tail crew | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
Six Fanarts – follower prompts (art meme | Miss Honey, Hinata Hyuga, Mustache Girl, Misato Katsuragi, Zoe SleeplessDomain, Miss Marple | worksafe)
Webcomic Woes 30 – Wonderful mass guessing (comic, G)

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
Leif bonds with new people through the shared language of music!

Hospitals, politics, viral mutations, blood donations

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March 24: “According to the current research, the virus that causes COVID-19 has a low “error rate,” meaning that its pace of mutation remains slow despite its rapid spread. Because it remains more or less stable as it travels through hundreds of thousands of patients, researchers state that it is less likely to become more dangerous (or less) as it spreads.

March 26: “Landon Spradlin, a Virginia pastor who claimed the “mass hysteria” around the coronavirus pandemic was part of a media plot against Trump, has died from the virus.”

March 28 (NYT): “In a matter of days, [New York] city’s 911 system has been overwhelmed by calls for medical distress apparently related to the virus. Typically, the system sees about 4,000 Emergency Medical Services calls a day. On [March 27], dispatchers took more than 7,000 calls — a volume not seen since the Sept. 11 attacks. The record for amount of calls in a day was broken three times in the last week.”

March 30: “General Electric factory workers launched two separate protests demanding that the company convert its jet engine factories to make ventilators. At GE’s Lynn, Massachusetts aviation facility, workers held a silent protest, standing six feet apart. Union members at the company’s Boston headquarters also marched six feet apart, calling on the company to use its factories to help the country close its ventilator shortage amid the coronavirus pandemic.”

April 1: “It wasn’t government spending the Tea Party opposed, it was government spending on “losers,” imposed by the party that the “losers” had brought to power. That’s why a less-than-$1 trillion bill meant to stave off a depression garnered enough outrage from those on the right to start a movement, while a piece of legislation more than twice its size prompts celebration by those same people. The CARES Act, the largest spending bill in American history, sparked no Tea Party rebellions, no protesters in tricorne hats, no cries of “take our country back,” and no invocations of “Second Amendment remedies.” The illegitimacy of Democratic Party governance, not the size of the deficit, the reach of the federal government, or the fact of economic stimulus itself, was the problem.”

April 2: “The new policy states that the [period of not being eligible to donate blood] for MSM will change from 12 months to 3 months. These guidelines also apply to female donors who would have been deferred for having a sex with a man who has sex with men, as well as individuals who have recently received a tattoo or piercing. The FDA has also revised their policy in regards to people who engage in commercial sex work (CSW) and injection drug use (IDU), changing their indefinite deferrals to 3-month deferrals.” …So now we know what it takes to make that happen, huh.

April 4 (NYT): “As Dr. Rosenberg walked down the corridor, nearly every door he passed had a neon colored sticker warning that personal protective equipment must be worn inside. “COVID” was handwritten on many of them.” Notes from the dystopian landscape of NYC hospitals.

April 4 (also NYT): “…it breaks my heart that Americans who get sick enough to need them won’t know what desperate situations they face, nor will they understand what ventilators can do to help, and what they can never fix. As hard as the facts may be, knowledge will make us less afraid.” Medical information about how this lung failure works.

Monday Works Roundup, 4/9/18

But I’m A Cat Person
Lizard in the Rain (art | Kara Lynn | worksafe)
Master Sparrow AU (art | Sparrow, AU!Patrick | worksafe)

Leif & Thorn
Gem Fashion Ensemble (wallpaper | Gem!Leif/Thorn | worksafe)
Tamaputian Thorn AU (comic | Leif, pocket Thorn | G)

Pretty Cure
Precure OC Meme (art meme, worksafe)

Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Sayaka Swoosh (art | Sayaka | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
Webcomic Woes 13 – Long to-do lists (comic, G)
Chibi Xavier and Lucian (commissioned chibis, worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
At long last, Patrick and Cohen’s big reunion.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
Everyone’s dressed up fancy for a nice peaceful night at the theater.

Your writing in non-K words

1) Visit Web VocabProfile Classic
2) Paste a selection of your writing (under 2K words) into the main text box; hit “Submit”
3) Scroll down the list of just the red words
4) Copy, paste, and share!

What it does is break down the writing based on how common the words are. The 1000 most-common words are in blue, the next-most-common 1000 in green, words from some Academic Word List they have on-file are in yellow, and everything else is in red.

(Hat tip to fail_fandomanon for finding this.)

Upcoming chapter of HDM/Night Vale fic

People’s names: carlos carlos carlos carlos carlos carlos carlos carlos carlos carlos carlos carlos carlos carlos carlos carlos carlos cecil cecil cecil cecil cecil cecil cecil cecil cecil cecil cecil cecil cecil cecil cecil gerald gerald gerald hua hua isaña isaña isaña isaña isaña kevin khoshekh li li raimondi raimondi raimondi

The rest of the words: alethiometer alethiometer alethiometer alpha armored awful blankness bluffs bluffs bluffs bluffs chameleon chin collaborate compass compass conditioner daemon dials dials dials disaster drug drug drugs empathy factly fantasies favors flush foul gazes genetic gosh gulping hell hint hispania horrible hourglass hourglass hovers hugs hybrid infamous infamy internet kidney lather madhouse marionette menacing mirror mockery monsters muscle nationals nods nova okay omega ouija overdosed personality protests putters reassuring rehab retrospect rinses serpent shivers sic simultaneous singlehandedly sluggishly smacks sociopath species specimen stares startles subtle surgery switches teasing territory theology theology transplant tub tucks twitches undercover unsubstantiated update vague vale valentine wren wren wrestles wretched

Beginning of a Hunger Games AU for Red Dwarf

People’s names: ace ace arn arn arnie arnold arnold arnold arnold arnold arnold arnold arnold arnold arnold dave dave dave dave dave dave dave dave frank gran gran gran howard howard john john john jr kochanski kochanski kochanski kris kris kris kris krissie krissie krissie krissie kristine kristine lister lister lister michelle rimmer rimmer rimmer rimmer rimmer rimmer rimmer

The rest of the words: ah aisle aptitude auburn awful awful banging bashing bid blanks bloke bother bounty breed capitol capitol capitol capitol chafing chumps circuit circuit circuitry classmates classmates co cocky cute daydreams dolls doomed drilled dubious dumb electronics electronics eligible figured figuring fisher folks foreman fumbles grove guitar guy haircuts headbutts height heroes hmm jerky kids kids kids kids kids mandatory math mic microphone microwaves mood numb ol olds orphan pacified panem peacekeeper peacekeeper peacekeepers pelted privilege quiz quizzes rack rack reaped reaping reaping reaping reaping rebellion repay romance saps scores senior shoo sirree smug specialty specialty spokesperson squish streamlined sucker swagger technician television television tesserae tesserae tesserae tesserae tesserae tiny tone tributes trucks uncertainly ups utterly vending vicious victors victors victors washtub yeah yeah

This is unreasonably entertaining.

(“Gosh gulping hell” would make a great creative interjection, and “victors victors victors washtub yeah” just sounds like it should be set to a beat.)

The Remissness of our People in Paying Taxes is highly blameable; the Unwillingness to pay them is still more so.

Ben Franklin on taxes: “The Remissness of our People in Paying Taxes is highly blameable; the Unwillingness to pay them is still more so. […] All the Property that is necessary to a Man, for the Conservation of the Individual and the Propagation of the Species, is his natural Right, which none can justly deprive him of: But all Property superfluous to such purposes is the Property of the Publick, who, by their Laws, have created it, and who may therefore by other Laws dispose of it, whenever the Welfare of the Publick shall demand such Disposition.”

“Fincher’s $70,000 farm subsidy haul in 2012 dwarfs the average 2012 SNAP benefit in Tennessee of $1,586.40, and it is nearly double of Tennessee’s median household income. After voting to cut SNAP by more than $20 billion, Fincher joined his colleagues to support a proposal to expand crop insurance subsidies by $9 billion over the next 10 years.

“The IRS actually threatened to revoke the church’s tax-emption because Pastor George Regas said: ‘Mr. President, your doctrine of preemptive war is a failed doctrine,” on the Sunday before the 2004 election. […] Conservative churches that actively campaigned for President Bush in 2004 were not audited by the IRS.

“‘When he came in and showed me all of the documents, it was just unbelievable,’ Henry said. ‘Who gets foreclosed on when they’ve made all payments on time?’

Obamacare passed a major milestone in California, which late last week announced lower-than-expected healthcare premiums for its 5.3 million uninsured, less than many small businesses now pay in group plans….In contrast, the refusal by red-state America to create these health exchanges, which would be more local control—a supposed Republican value—and to accept federal funds to expand state-run Medicaid programs for the poor, means that about half the states are turning their backs on their residents, especially millions of the poorest people.”

Old Economy Steven. It hurts my heart a little how true some of these are.

At least we can leave all this on a hopeful note:

“The [Consumer Financial Protection Bureau] reviewed my complaint, and sent me an email the very next day saying they had submitted it to Fifth Third Bank. The email directed me to my own account page that would show all the correspondence among the parties. When Fifth Third Bank responded two days later, CFPB notified me immediately by email of the new development. […] A week later, the bank refunded $280 – all the fees they had charged me.

These Weeks, through 1/8

But I’m A Cat Person
BICP Sketchpile – Earrings (sketches | ensemble | worksafe)
Characters V (designs | Bianca and family | worksafe)

Fake News
In Summer’s Parching Heat (fic | Olivia/Kristen (pre-femslash), Jon(/”Stephen”), John Oliver, Wyatt | G)
Neo-Colonial Kyriarchal Consumerist Slavery (comic | liberal!”Stephen”, Jon, special guest | G)
Tiny Troop Support (art | tiny!Jon, troops | worksafe)
Castle Down Chibis (art | Stephen, Jon, Kristen, Olivia | worksafe)

Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Big Bangs and MadoMagi (writing meta)
Warm Feelings (AO3 Mirror) (fic | Junko, Madoka/OFC | NC-17)
Fireworks and Waterfalls (AO3 Mirror) (fic | pre-Kyoko/Sayaka, Yuma | G)

Sailor Moon
Tuxedo Chibi-Mask and Phoebe (art | boy!Chibiusa, girl!Helios | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
Cowboy vs. Ninja (commissioned art | OCs | worksafe)
2011 Summary of Art (art meme)

Next Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
New chapter! Woobiness for Patrick, intrigue for Miranda.