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Monday works roundup, 12/31/2018 December 31, 2018

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Leif & Thorn
Me And My Cat, We Match (art | WiB, Cat in Black | worksafe)
Handstand (sketch | Thorn | worksafe)
Slow dancing (sketch | WiB/Iona | worksafe)
Warm Winter Vacation (art | Leif/Thorn, Tiernan | worksafe)

The Colberts Take Tumblr (comic | Stephen, liberal!Stephen | G)
An “Into the Colbert-Verse” Christmas (comic | Stephen, liberal!Stephen | G)

Sailor Moon
Saturn Pride (art | Hotaru | worksafe)

Trans Woman Pride Stamp (stamp)
Chibi Alefina (commission, worksafe)
Trans Man Pride Stamp (stamp)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Walker contemplates firing a bunch of people to cheer herself up.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
This episode of Hedge & Grassie takes a turn nobody saw coming. (Or at least, none of y’all commented about it.)


Monday Roundup, 5/9/16 May 9, 2016

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But I’m A Cat Person
Take Me To Her (wallpaper | Miranda | worksafe)

Leif & Thorn
Magical Ivy (art | Holly, Ivy | worksafe)
Spring Twirls (art | Leif/Thorn | worksafe)
Lacy underthings (art | Violet/Juniper | NSFW)
Kitchen sex (comic | Leif/Katya | NSFW)
Service topping (comic | Violet/Olive | NSFW)

Fake News
Colbits sketch (art | “Stephens” | worksafe)
“Stephen” On Your Shoulder (art | Stephen, “Stephen” | worksafe)

Phineas and Ferb
Doofensmooch. (comic | Perry/Doof | worksafe)

Puella Magi Madoka Magica(/various)
Duelist Sayaka (art | Sayaka | worksafe)

Steven Universe(/Sailor Moon)
Moon Princess Universe (art | Mamoru/Steven | worksafe)
Peace and love on the planet Earth (art | Steven/Peridot | worksafe)

The Wizard of Oz
Don’t make me get out my Belt (art | Dorothy | worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Ask a BICP Character! Possibly week 1 of 2? All your burning questions, answered.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
Thorn talks with an old mentor about secret orders, vampire hunters, and Dread Pirate Robertsing.

Five happy things August 31, 2014

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1) Finally landed a Colbert Report reservation! I’ve only ever seen one taping, about seven years ago (!!), and was starting to worry I wouldn’t get to see it again before it disappears. Not so! I’ll be there October 14 — and getting a reservation this early meant I could get a Megabus round trip to NYC for under $10. Sweet deal all around.

2) This maple cookie recipe. Found it while looking up something to make for a book club where half the members are vegan, liked it so much I just used the leftover ingredients to make another batch, purely for personal snacking purposes.

3) The Mel Blanc Show, from 1946-1947, one of the vintage radio series provided by Don’t Touch That Dial. (Downloads available via The Internet Archive.) It has a great way of stacking one awkward circumstance on top of another to make solid comedy stories, plus good one-liners along the way, and they take full advantage of Mel’s vocal range — he plays the main character and one of the ensemble members, plus he keeps getting into situations where he has to be in disguise, new voice and all.

4) Mo’ne Davis. This cool kid. (Anyone out there who’s having trouble picturing Tamika Flynn, here’s an excellent 13-year-old to base your mental image on.)

5) The flashback episode of Fringe where they do a retro 1980s version of the opening credits. (Second one in this opening-sequence compilation.) Frankly, almost everything about Fringe is making me happy (the details deserve a post of their own), but speaking as someone who has watched a lot of sci-fi from a lot of decades, this OP was a special geek joy to watch.

Five things make a post (tech support, TCR, and turduckens edition) September 2, 2013

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(1) I’m having the most aggravating computer trouble.

It freezes. Unpredictably. And in a way I’ve never seen on any other computer: the sound doesn’t cut out, it gets stuck endlessly repeating the last fraction of a second it was on. That means a different droning hum every time, depending on what song or video it was in the middle of when it locked up.

The machine is under warranty, and tech support has been trying their hardest, but it’s not doing much good. So far it’s had the hard drive, the memory, and the motherboard replaced. And something unrelated was botched during the motherboard replacement, so that’s going to be replaced again.

I’m trying to get in the habit of saving things (art, writing, whatever) every minute or two. It really sucks when I forget.

Tech support is still trying to come up with more things to try — here’s hoping one of them takes. Or that they decide to put the whole thing out of its misery and send me a replacement computer.


(2) Welcome to Night Vale is doing its best to yank my heart out, I swear.

I’ve been doing episode reaction posts over at Night Vale Dog Park, if you’re interested in hearing about the shock and love and fear and wonder in greater detail.


plant(3) I got a plant!

It sits on the cabinet next to where I work. Grows toward the light from the window. I get to watch it putting up new leaves in realtime. It’s a pretty good companion.

(Anyone know what species it is? It didn’t come with an ID.)


(4) My Firefox spellcheck didn’t recognize “turducken” as a word, so it suggested “turnbuckle” instead.

How do you get a dictionary that’s expansive enough to know “turnbuckle” is a word, but that’s never heard of turducken? It’s kind of a silly concept, sure, but it isn’t uncommon.


(5) So happy for Stephen and the Report staff, finally winning themselves an Emmy.

It still doesn’t make sense that they didn’t win the year they broadcast from Iraq. Or the year they did such amazing things with SuperPACs. This year was good, don’t get me wrong, but it wasn’t one of the years where they so clearly blew it out of the water in comparison to everyone else.

Honestly, I think the Academy just wanted to give TDS the glory of a ten-year streak. With a possible side of “oh, geez, we can’t snub Colbert this year, his mom just died.”

But even if they were awarded it for the wrong reasons, they did deserve it, and I’m glad they got it.

If you like Colbert, you need to be watching this April 17, 2013

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And all the other videos from Susie Sampson, bright-eyed star of fake conservative journalism. If the Report employed correspondents, she would be one of them. (Personal headcanon: in any AU where “Stephen” ends up taking over as host of TDS, she is so hired.)

This Week, through 11/20 November 21, 2011

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But I’m A Cat Person
Doll Bianca and Sparrow (art | what it says on the tin | worksafe)

Fake News
Castles In The Sand, chapter 1, chapter 2, chapter 3 (illustrated fic | Jon/”Stephen”, Kristen/Olivia, ensemble | R)
Team of Many Hats (art | Sam, Jason, John Oliver, John Hodgman, Jon, “Stephen”, Olivia, Wyatt, Kristen, Aasif, Lewis | worksafe)
Castle Crossing (fic | Jon/”Stephen”, Jon, “Stephen”, Olivia | G)

Knight Integra – Red (art | Integra, dragon!Alucard | worksafe)

Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Sprinkles (art | Charlotte | worksafe)

Next Week in Shine:

…How ’bout that.

Next Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
The wrap-up of chapter 4, and perhaps an invitation for guest strips…

These Weeks, through 6/26 June 26, 2011

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But I’m A Cat Person
My Little Being: Mastery is Magic (dolls | Patrick, Cybele, Poe, Reseda, Kara Lynn | worksafe)

Fake News
It Came From Beyond The Stars And Stripes, part 0, part 1 (fic | Jon/”Stephen” | through R)
You Laid Eggs In Me? (sketches | Jon/”Stephen” | worksafe)
Tiger Mom and Indigo Child (art | Jon, Olivia | worksafe)
It Came From Beyond The Stars And Stripes, part 1 (fic | Jon/”Stephen”, Olivia, the Word | R)
Sexy, Naughty, Daily (vid | multi-pairing ensemble | PG-13)
Animal Hats (sketches | “Stephen”, Sweetness, George | worksafe)
New York Marriage (comic | Jon, “Stephen” | G)

Hellsing(/My Little Pony)
My Little Vampire Hunters (art | pony!Alucard, pony!Integra, pony!Pip, pony!Seras, pony!Walter | worksafe)
The Waste Land (art | Integra | worksafe)

Read or Die
Don’t Forget to Eat (art | Yomiko/Nenene | worksafe)

Sailor Moon/Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Minako Magica (art | Sailor V, Kyuubey | worksafe)

Next Week in Shine:
Meanwhile, in the future…

Website Updates
Layout tweaked on The Zen and the Damaged. Articles are still there, but the front page is now all about the fanworks.

“That was fun Leigh. Say goodbye to her.” April 9, 2011

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Olivia and her daemon? Probably not (I feel like she would have a bird), but still cute — look, he has a little bow tie!

…Yeah, judging by this picture, a bird would work well. Also, she is clearly a secret Disney princess. With her own unicorn.

Elsewhere, a mystery solved: Olivia is shorter than Jon, but not by much. (And Kristen is taller than I thought.)

This is the first time I’ve gotten to fangirl a celebrity where the big fannish websites were already set up when I got there, and it’s seriously a trip. All the major Colbert sites rose into being after TCR got going (and one, WonkyEar, already fell); Jon still doesn’t have a proper comprehensive hub. My personal fake-news image collection (partially organized on Flickr) is currently over 5,500 pictures, which is bigger than almost any of the places I could go to get more. (The only exception I can think of is the juggernaut ColbertPics.)

But then you have the Olivia Munn sites. And she’s been doing photoshoots and grand premieres and awards shows for years now, and there are galleries with carefully organized albums full of high-res photos for all of them. Including the sexy bikini ones (don’t judge; you know that if Jon or Stephen did a similar spread, there would be dancing in the streets), and ones with titles like “Olivia Munn Coming Out Of Her Hotel” (…okay, those you can judge. Even though she always looks fantastic in them).

I’m drowning in eye candy, and downloading like there’s no tomorrow.

I want to be sorry for her sake that Perfect Couples was canceled, but would love to see her start getting even more air time on TDS. Most of her ouevre on Attack of the Show! doesn’t look worth wading through to find the gems, and Perfect Couples just plain wasn’t that funny — although she was funny on it. (I would totally watch 22 minutes of that character and “Stephen” having a throwdown.)

These Weeks, through 2/20 February 20, 2011

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Fake News
You Might Say She’s A LOLivia (art | Olivia, a cat | worksafe)

Bubbles (art | young Integra, Puppycard | worksafe)
This Is Not A Valentine (art | Integra/Alucard | worksafe)
I Will Be The Flame (sketch | Integra | mildly NSFW)

The Eagle of Hermes
In Care Of Thee, a new side story, has begun.
Girlycolbert (art | “Stephen” | worksafe)

Pet Shop of Horrors
Little Brother Orcot (art | Leon, Chris, Q-chan, Honlon | worksafe)

Carmen Sandiego/Where’s Waldo
My Favorite Place Is Me And You (mix | Carmen/Waldo | G)

But I’m A Cat Person – Characters (art | Sparrow, Spot, Peter, Bianca | worksafe)
Wasteland sketchpile (miscellaneous sketches, worksafe)

Next Week in Shine:
Witch Hunter Robin is running around in Rome, we learn how things went down between Walter and Jeeves.

These Weeks, through 1/2/2011 January 3, 2011

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Doctor Who(/The Muppet Show)
Muppet Doctors – Four (art | Dr. Teeth as Four | worksafe)
Muppet Doctors – Five (art | Kermit as Five | worksafe)
A Squishy TARDIS Christmas (comic | Five, Tegan, a mystery present | G)
Muppet Doctors – Six (art | Fozzie as Six | worksafe)
Muppet Doctors – Seven (art | Rizzo as Seven | worksafe)

Fake News
Deep-Throat-Off (sketch | Olivia, “Stephen” | worksafe)
La Correspondante En Rose (art | Kristen | worksafe)
Right Winged Angel (art | Jon/”Stephen” | worksafe)
Christmas Fanservice 2010 (art | Olivia, Jon | borderline NSFW)

Hellsing(/Sailor Moon)
Semper Fi (art | Alucard, Integra, Seras | worksafe)
Sailor Seras (sketch | sailor!Seras | worksafe)

Sailor Moon
Erin Watches Sera Myu, stage 3 part 2 (reviews & reactions)
Fire Soul Bird In Love (art | Rei/Usagi | worksafe)
Close In On Sailor Makaiju (art | Terra | worksafe)

Boxing Day Blizzard (vid of the snowstorm, set to Trans-Siberian Orchestra)

Next Week in Shine:
Meanwhile, in the Popemobile Helicopter…