Tag Archive | Stephen Colbert

Monday works roundup, 12/31/2018

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)

Daily/Colbert
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)

General/Miscellaneous
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

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

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)

(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.

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(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.

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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.)

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(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.

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(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.

This Week, through 11/20

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)

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

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

Next Week in Shine:
Nothing.

…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

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…

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