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Monday Works Roundup, 4/9/18 April 9, 2018

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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.

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Your writing in non-K words February 21, 2014

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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. May 31, 2013

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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.

…and a Grumpy Cat in a Christmas tree. December 25, 2012

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These Weeks, through 1/8 January 8, 2012

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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.

This Week, 12/29-1/3 January 3, 2010

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Doctor Who
The nth Doctor (art | n | worksafe)

Fake News
Needs Met page 14 (art/sketches | Jon/c!Stephen, Jon/l!Stephen, Joan | NSFW)
I Like You (Too Much) (half of a two-part Jon/Stephen mix)
I Hate You (Don’t Leave) (the other half of said mix)
I Like You, I… (portraits | Jon, Stephen | worksafe)
Assorted Belatedly Collected Drabbles: Stephen’s Staff Edition (ficlets | Bobby, Ric Ocasek, Stephen, Tad, Meg, Jimmy, Killer | G-PG)
Assorted Belatedly Collected Drabbles: Sam, Jon, and Stephen Edition (ficlets | Sam/OC, Jon, Bill Bennett, “Stephen”, Bobby, Jon/”Stephen” | G-PG)
Uniform Swap (art | Stephen, girl!Jon | worksafe)

Fake News/Strangers With Candy
Why Should I Care – Ensemble (sketch | George/Seamus, Chuck/Geoffrey, Claire, Jerri, Jon/Stephen, Charlene | worksafe)

Hellsing
The Giraffe Problem (art | giraffe!Alucard, giraffe!Seras | worksafe)
Timothy’s Happy 2010 (art | Timothy’s shoulder sprites | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
2009 In Review (art meme | Stephen, Jon, Alucard, Integra, Seras, Tenth Doctor, Sailor Pluto, Sailor Moon, Lister and Rimmer, George William | worksafe)
“wait a minute? since when were they working there? since when were they dating him/her? since when!? (personal-information Q&A-type meme)

Next Week in Shine:
Integra deals with her 38th attempted kidnapping.

Website Updates
Every single link on Shine Hell’s fic page was broken, and nobody told me? Pfft. They’re fixed now, at least.
Speaking of links, there are more on the webcomics page, albeit mostly in the “unsorted” category.
And let’s not forget the scans page, which features some new download links for Hellsing doujinshi as well as old works of Hirano’s.
The About Shine page is finally in line with the new layout. And up-to-date, to boot!
The long-missing You Know You Read Shine Too Much When… list is back online!
Speaking of long-missing things, The Zen and the Damaged now features two recently re-unearthed reports: the Report, 2007.10.31 and Jon in standup, 2006.10.06.

Desktop screenshot meme November 7, 2009

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The meme: Post a screenshot of your desktop, no altering backgrounds!

As with my RL one, I have a habit of letting Things I’m Working On At The Time pile up randomly on the desktop.

At the moment you can see, among other things, a bunch of pages of the current comic-in-progress Needs Met; the current reward picture for voting for Shine (“seraschains”); and the folder for the Wizard of Oz comic I’ve been tapped to do the art for (“Emeralds”).

Most of the folders open on the taskbar are music; there’s also “Hellsing 4.5”, the manga chapter I’m referencing for the current Shine arc. At the very end are a couple of fics-in-progress (both fake news): “kink AU”, which will have a proper title someday, and “Clover and Shadows”, which may be getting a better title depending on whether I think of one.

Getting to know you September 23, 2009

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A survey meme, snagged from Puella_nerdii. Because I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as much as you deserve.

Leave your answers in a comment!

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Catmeme. November 1, 2008

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If you are reading this, post a picture of a cat in your journal. (Your cat, a lolcat, or someone else’s cat. But preferably yours, if possible.)

Three for the price of one:


Investigating my mother’s bowl of cookie dough and glass of milk.


Helping my brother with homework.


Sitting at the home computer. (This was actually taken on Halloween, four years ago – thus the black plush cat with a pumpkin on the desk. Look closely at the floor and you can see a vampire book of mine, plus one of the Hellsing OSTs.)

The first raincoat was sold on this day in 1823. October 12, 2008

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If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now (even if we don’t speak often or ever) please post a comment with a completely made up, fictional memory of you and me.

It can be anything you want – good or bad – but it has to be fake.

When you’re finished, post this little paragraph in your blog and see what your friends come up with.