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Notes from the return to MD

The local cat, Ziggy, is slightly startled to see me. He’s gotten even bigger since I last saw him — a real burly tough guy ♥ Probably weighs about as much as both of ‘s cats combined.

(Speak of the devil: he just jumped up on the bed. My blanket may be getting commandeered.)

I’m in my old room, which looks eerily bare with half my furniture gone, but all the books I left behind are still safely in the cabinets. I’ve been itching to reread Vampire Game ever since that post a while back when I recced it to all and sundry; maybe I’ll spend my night doing that.

Dinner was cold pizza, fruit salad that had seen better days, and a slice of leftover cheesecake. (Far superior to the Velveeta I had for lunch. Straight out of the pot, too — bachelor padding FTW.)

I brought up how I’ve been watching the new Battlestar Galactica; turns out Mom watched the original series when it first aired. Not only that, we both have a healthy appreciation for Starbuck :3 Netflix has both, so we plan to watch some in the morning, once Dad is awake and can join us.

I am thankful for: all of the above :D

These Weeks, 8/23-9/5

Fake News
Ladies in blue (sketches | Joan/Stephanie | NSFW)
P.K. Winsome, by P.K. Winsome (art | Stephen, P.K. | worksafe)
P. K. Winsome’s Finding My Niche: The P. K. Winsome Story (mix | you guessed it, P.K. Winsome | G)
Night Shopping (art | teen Joan/”Stephanie” | NSFW)
One Formidable Opponent 2 (old art | Stephen/”Stephen” | worksafe)

Fake News/Hellsing
The Eagle of Hermes – chapter five is finished!

Hellsing(/Yu Yu Hakusho)
Kao: Blood Seras (animation | Seras | worksafe)
Yu Yu Hellsingsho (old sketch | Hiei!Integra, Kurama!Walter, Yusuke!Seras, Kuwabara!Alucard, Toguro!Incognito and baobhan sith, Genkai!Helena, Koenma!Enrico, demon!Renaldo, Botan!Anderson | worksafe)
Kao: Fanatic Enrico (animation | Enrico | worksafe)

Jeeves & Wooster/Hellsing
The Ties That…Bind? (art | Jeeves, Wooster, Walter, a tie | worksafe)

Read or Die
YomikoxNenene Yuri Meme (art meme | Yomiko/Nenene, Nancy, Donnie, Junior, with bonus Dorothy/Ozma and She-Ra | briefly NSFW)

Sailor Moon
Old sketches: Wonderland | Lunar Angora | Otaku Ensemble | Sri Shanti | Hearts Collection

The Sailor Neopets
Old sketches: Leslie and Adam, cuddling | Leslie and her family | Toga girl | Dandelion Fluff | Uber Kaen

selves over time (old self-portraits of varying times, quality)
North For The Winter (a slightly panicky mix about moving out)
Crow sketches (a very miscellaneous sketchdump)
Diamoon (old sketch of an OC)
Mika’s Debut (old oekaki drawings of Mika)
Mika, stage 2 (up-to-date kao-ani Mika)
Cyberpunk Sharpe (commissioned art: Richard Sharpe with a cyberpunk rocket launcher)

Next Week in Shine:
A blast from the past, in the form of Shine’s legendary (maybe?) Lost Storyline.

Website Updates
Fixed/updated download links over at And Shine England Then.

Last-minute tab closing…

…before heading off to visit the grandparents! (Even though it’s the set of grandparents who have wireless.)

Well, great, I’m 22 and I feel old: “Studies performed by Dr. Rosen at Cal State show that 16- to 18-year-olds perform seven tasks, on average, in their free time — like texting on the phone, sending instant messages and checking Facebook while sitting in front of the television. People in their early 20s can handle only six, Dr. Rosen found, and those in their 30s perform about five and a half.”

An interactive map of Netflix rental patterns. I have spent far too long poking through this thing, looking at what gets rented around Boston.

Rebecca Drysdale Is A Time Traveling Lesbian. Officially up near the top of my list of Best Things Ever.

Nation’s Nipples Severely Under-Clamped, U.S. Bureau of Masochism Reports. Total cardboard BDSM stereotypes, but I loled anyway.

An overview of the whole spectrum of maid manga, in which Emma and Please, Jeeves get a shoutout for being the most relatively realistic of the lot. Also, via Sporadic Sequential, drawings from Kaoru Mori’s latest manga. If you thought Emma was ridiculously gorgeous…


Back at school, and tired already. That probably doesn’t bode well.

By the way, I’m resolved to actually keep up with Facebook this year. Those of you who have accounts (and know me well enough to know my RL name – I’m trying to keep some distance between FB and fandom), if you haven’t added me yet, now’s the time.

C, E-flat and G go into a bar…

You can see the floor of my room again!

Cleaning spree is finished (for the moment, anyway). Of course, it also doesn’t hurt that I’m driving a carload of stuff up to university today.

One more year to go. I suppose I should be saying something inspirational about how this is going to be the best year ever, but really, I’m kind of ready to be done. So have a slightly-over-my-head joke instead.

C, E-flat and G go into a bar. The bartender says, “sorry, but we don’t serve minors.” So E-flat leaves, and C and G have an open fifth between them. After a few drinks, the fifth is diminished and G is out flat. F comes in and tries to augment the situation, but is not sharp enough.

D comes in and heads for the bathroom saying, “Excuse me. I’ll just be a second.” Then A comes in, but the bartender is not convinced that this relative of C is not a minor. Then the bartender notices B-flat hiding at the end of the bar and says, “Get out! You’re the seventh minor I’ve found in this bar tonight.”

E-Flat comes back the next night in a three-piece suit with nicely shined shoes. The bartender says, “you’re looking sharp tonight. Come on in, this could be a major development.” Sure enough, E-flat soon takes off his suit and everything else, and is au natural.

Eventually C sobers up and realizes in horror that he’s under a rest. C is brought to trial, found guilty of contributing to the diminution of a minor, and is sentenced to 10 years of D.S. without Coda at an upscale correctional facility.

On the move again

Heading off to spend a few days with Mom’s parents, and I’ll be offline for the duration.

And I mean seriously offline, none of this pansy “dropping by the library every day to check my email” stuff. Roughing it! Living on the edge! (For those values of “living on the edge” that include having Grandma cook for you.)

See y’all on the flip side.