Tag Archive | Red Dwarf

Monday-ish Works Roundup (11/29)

Leif & Thorn(/Fake News)
Say hello to my little friends (art | Tansy, Mata, Pato | worksafe)
Let Me Give Your Heart A Break (art | Delphinium | worksafe)
Character vs. Inspiration: Bennet and Olive (comic | Bennet, “Stephen”, Olivia, Olive | worksafe)

Ace Attorney
If you cannot afford a glomp, one will be provided (sketch | Athena Cykes x Simon Blackquill | worksafe)

Fake News/Politics
Mayor of Candytown (art | Jon | worksafe)
The Valley Of The Shadow Of Zen (fic! | Jon/”Stephen” | E)

Fledgling
Shori’s Brood (sketch | Shori, the symbionts | worksafe)

Overwatch
Get out of my dreams…and into my mech (art | D.Va/Sombra | worksafe)
Get that silver fox, girl (art | D.Va/Soldier76 | worksafe)

Red Dwarf
A Cat sleeps where a Cat wants (art | Cat, Lister | worksafe)

Steven Universe
I made you a meepmorp (sketch | Amethyst/Peridot | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
Caitlyn (reward chibi, worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Timothy and Reseda arrive at their road-trip destination.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
Annie and her colleagues work on coping, in a mine full of stress and dust and not a lot of food.

Monday Works Roundup, 3/28

But I’m A Cat Person
Good With Kids (art | Josh, Maria, Dove, Lamb, Donkey, Cybele | worksafe)

Leif & Thorn
These costumes are tacky, but… (prompt comic | Stanczia/Imri | mild NSFW)
This was supposed to be hot (prompt comic | Leif/Thorn | mild NSFW)
The cuddling got too intense (prompt comic | Birch/Annie | NSFW)

Phineas and Ferb
Candace Crush (art | Candace/Vanessa | worksafe)

Puella Magi Madoka Magica(/various)
Floofy Teenage Goddess (sketch | MadoSaya | worksafe)
Variant Incubator Breeds (art | Luna, Diana, Ryo-Ohki, Chuchu, Mokona, Mickey, Pikachu, Keroberos, Patrick | worksafe)

Red Dwarf/Star Wars
Imperial Officer Rimmer (art | Rimmer, Vader | worksafe)

Steven Universe
One Eyed Pearl (art | Blue Pearl | worksafe)
Rose’s Other Pearl (art | Lion as Pink Pearl | worksafe)
La Petite Perle (art | Crystal Gem Pearl | worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
It’s never a bad time for awkward middle-aged sexual tension, right?

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
The kids are okay, but Juniper is still in danger, and Thorn gets sidetracked while running to the rescue….

Monday Works Roundup, 6/1

But I’m A Cat Person
Saxon Defends (art | Saxon | worksafe)

Home
Tip to the Stars (art | Tip, Pig | worksafe)

Leif & Thorn
Cute handholding action (art | Thorn/Leif | worksafe)
That’s Not Cat Food (art | Leif, Thorn, Tiernan | worksafe)

Red Dwarf
Smegging weddings. (commissioned art | Lister | borderline NSFW)

Welcome to Night Vale(/His Dark Materials)
When Can I See You Again? (spoilery art | WtNV and HDM ensemble characters | worksafe)
Matching Armored Bear Pajamas (art | Cecil/Carlos, daemons | worksafe)
Subtle Knifebearer Book Club (spoilery art | Tamika, Kevin | worksafe)
Palmer Sibling Scrapbook (art | Cecil, brother, sister | worksafe)
Brotherly Rivalry (spoilery comic | Cecil, brother, Janice | G)
This Rabbit Hole Never Ends, parts 1-2 (fic | Cecil/Carlos, Steve, others | G)

General/Miscellaneous
Denim Powerpuff (commissioned chibi, worksafe)
Rock wall pattern (free stock background/texture)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
It’s summer in the real world, so let’s dive right into a characters-get-snowed-in winter storyline!

Monday Roundup, 8/18

Fake News
Magical Stephen, Q (art | Stephen | worksafe)

His Dark Materials/Welcome to Night Vale
The Witches (art | Cecil’s mom, Josie, Serafina Pekkala, Paivi Feldt | worksafe)

Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Ein Liebender liegt dir zu Füßen, part 4 (fic | Homura/Madoka, ensemble | NC-17)
Citrine and Diamond (art | Oriko, Kirika, Liese, Charlotte, Pyotr | worksafe)

Red Dwarf
Dave Lister, D (meme art | Lister | worksafe)

Welcome to Night Vale(/His Dark Materials)
Night Vale: The Musical, tracks 30-37 (fic, song parodies | Cecil/Carlos, ensemble | T)
A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, chapters 8-11 (fic | Cecil/Carlos, HDM crossover characters, WtNV ensemble | T)
‘Conjugal Visit’ (art | Cecil/Carlos | injury warning)
Mayoral Balloons (art | Trish Hidge, Pamela Winchell | worksafe)
In The Vortex (art | Cecil, Khoshekh, Kevin | worksafe)
Weapons of Choice (art | Tamika, kids | worksafe)
Gone On To Do Anything…Important (art | Dana, Vithya, Maureen | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Cartoon (art | the artist, in various styles | worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Catching up on the latest at the Being!Otherkin forums.

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.)

Erin Watches: Glee (still), Red Dwarf X, Political Animals, presidential debates

Glee

By the end of season 3 I was really only watching this for the schadenfreude of seeing it get torn apart in reviews. For season 4 so far, a lot of that hasn’t even been fun. They’ve thrown a bone or two (Rachel telling off Finn for being patronizing and trying to monopolize her away from her dreams? YES PLEASE, this was long overdue), but I’m starting to think it might be time to give up on the episodes and just watch Hulu’s videos of the songs, already.

…still, even with all the terrible excuses for story development leading up to it, when Santana sang “Mine” to Brittany? I can’t lie: there were some tears.

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Red Dwarf X

The Boys from the Dwarf are back! And so far it feels like something straight out of the classic series. Hard to tell what the continuity is — they haven’t bothered to explain how the characters got from their situation Red Dwarf VIII to the one in Back To Earth to this. I hope there’s a clever backstory coming, but honestly, if there isn’t one and they just plan to proceed as if nothing happened between the start of “Stoke Me A Clipper” and the start of BtE, I would be okay with that.

It’s funny. Very funny. The first episode hit high notes over and over. The second one wasn’t as perfect, but still plenty solid.

I love how the atmosphere with the group has changed. They’re visibly older (well, except Kryten, thanks to the rubber head), and it works. They’re still bickering and snarking and being ridiculous at each other, but it feels like they’ve solidified as a family over the years. In the first episode Rimmer wants to look impressive in front of [spoiler], and the others are completely on-board for playing along. (To the point of Cat wearing a plain grey jumpsuit!) And when you compare and contrast it with “Kryten”…it’s so beautiful, you guys. Glee could learn a thing or two from this show.

Bonus points: they’re two for two so far with having their one-shot characters be women! Half bonus points: the women keep being [spoiler]. At least they’re still well-drawn individuals…and we have another four episodes to go.

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Political Animals

The six-episode miniseries that is thinly veiled RPF about not!Hillary Clinton, if she had twin boys instead of a daughter and divorced not!Bill after the 2008 election, and also not!Obama was white Italian. (He’s played by Nathan Petrelli from Heroes, which is a very trippy crossover.)

Loved it. Hope they make more. It was sharp, it was rich, it was heartfelt and absorbing. There was a lot going on, but you never got lost or felt jerked around by it.

Also, the portrayal of journalism was approximately 1000% better — more professional, more realistic, more involved — than on The Newsroom. Just wanted to put that out there.

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The second 2012 Presidential Debate

Oh, look! Someone decided to make sure the President was awake for this one! And citing numbers and specifics and everything, even.

And the moderator was awake too? Gosh, they spoiled us.

I will say this: I appreciate the idea of looking at a pool of applicants, saying to yourself “hey, this group is disproportionately male/white/straight/Christian/whatever — let’s actively seek out some qualified people who aren’t, and make sure they feel welcome and invited to apply.” So it would have been genuinely commendable if Romney had ever actually done that.

Anderson Cooper, Jigglypuff, serious stuff about copyright and sexism, and Red Dwarf

Or, “miscellaneous fannish links of neatness.”

Buzzfeed compiles fanart of Anderson Cooper. Oh, hey, some of those are awfully familiar. (#15 is one of mine.)

“A Whole New World” as sung by Jigglypuff and Professor Oak. Or at least, fans doing solid impressions of them. The Internet: it’s a thing of beauty.

Q&A with Rebecca Tushnet about copyright and transformative works. A good overview of the subject.

“….during the teens, 1920s, and early 1930s, almost one quarter of the screenwriters in Hollywood were women. Half of all the films copyrighted between 1911 and 1925 were written by women.” Our forgotten film history.

Media monopolies: why “Mrs. Robinson” has been played enough times to air for 32 years back-to-back nonstop.

The high-tech digital makeup used to get one (originally buff) actor playing both pre- and post-superserum Captain America.

And the most awesome thing to break in the past few days: the new Red Dwarf trailer is out! A shot-by-shot breakdown, for anyone who wants to get as much mileage out of the tiny clips as possible. (*cough* Such as myself.)