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Apr. 28th, 2017 07:06 am
synecdochic: torso of a man wearing jeans, hands bound with belt (Default)
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Someone is vigorously bathing in my lap to make sure she looks lovely for her new human. :)

furiously grooming!

Barring disaster, we'll be transporting her in two weeks! And then she can get as much petting as she wants:

Thea getting lap scritches

today's print-on-order order

Apr. 27th, 2017 04:57 pm
suzume: Another Nausicaa parody drawing.  Sasarai's in shock. (Can't look away)
[personal profile] suzume
Well, I finally got all the things I wanted together to make a combined order from Lulu.com - Lilies vol. 2 (sticking with the b/w version), finally replace my copy of 'from the front' that I sold at Gaslight Gathering (this was the thing I could never get myself to buy on its own, seeing as the shipping costs change so little between one small book like this and the whole lot I've picked here), and my new (finally put together) book of art from throughout 2017.
I've finally reached the point after making these for years where I'm more or less sure it will print well, ha ha



YAY YAY YAY

Apr. 27th, 2017 05:06 am
synecdochic: torso of a man wearing jeans, hands bound with belt (Default)
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We have found a possible home for Thea and, although it's not definite, it's pretty likely and it looks like it will work out WONDERFULLY for everyone involved. \o/
havocthecat: ronon dex got out of bed for this? (sga ronon out of bed)
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Also because I do not want to do admin work. But also I do not want to do event planning.

But I will for my son. Because bar mitzvahs are important.

Plus side, I get a party out of it. :)

(We really ought to have found a site AGES ago.)
synecdochic: torso of a man wearing jeans, hands bound with belt (Default)
[personal profile] synecdochic
EDIT: We have found a Very Probable Home for Thea! Go internet.

(Click any photo for a larger version!)

Hello, internet! I'm Thea. Here I am in my favorite spot (somebody's lap):

Thea in my lap looking up at the camera sleepily

I'm a female dilute calico, and the vet and the vet dentist think I'm about five years old. I grew up on the streets of Baltimore, but it's cold and lonely out there and I like people too much, so now I need a forever home! I'm an absolute sweetheart who'll be in your lap or draped over your shoulder the minute I meet you, but there's one catch: I need to be an only cat.

Thea asleep up against my legs

More about me! And more pictures! )

Does it sound like you could be my human? If so, leave a comment with your email address, and the humans will get in touch with you. (Or, you can email [personal profile] synecdochic at synecdochic@dreamwidth.org.) Anonymous comments are allowed; you don't need a Dreamwidth account. I'm in Baltimore right now, and the humans would prefer somebody within a few hours' drive or somebody who's willing to come pick me up themselves, but if you're the absolute right person to take me in, they're willing to talk about flying me to you, especially if you can pay for some or all of the costs. (Having all my teeth pulled wasn't cheap!) [EDIT: The humans have a friend who might be able to put a flight on frequent flyer miles for me, so they're willing to escort me outside the immediate area for the right home!]

I'm looking forward to finding someone I can help with everything, drape on top of, and sleep on!

(Please share this with your friends! For the first round of looking we'd prefer not much further than friends-of-friends, because we'd like to know the people she's going to or know someone who knows them, but if the first efforts don't pan out, we'll try again with a wider reach. We also already know the rescue organization we'll turn to if we can't find her a home through word of mouth, so you don't need to research rescue options for us!)

It'd be safest if you ran...

Apr. 22nd, 2017 08:23 pm
inkstone: sakura & sword tip (blade & blossom)
[personal profile] inkstone
After a blah week, I seem to have recovered my motivation and energy levels. Which is good because I'm feeling inspired! Why, you ask?

Because Kohske's health has recovered enough that she can resume work on Gangsta again. It resumes serialization next month! Pretty excited. The Cursed spin-off is tiding me over and it's a perfectly fine prequel, but you can tell it's not Kohske. Kohske just has this amazing ability to pack subtext and nuance in her illustrations without having to rely on text or even flashy, obvious action (which Cursed is full of). Some of her most powerful panels don't have a single word in them at all -- the scene where Nicolas listens to Alex sing by pressing his ear against the speaker...and then you later see him jumping off the roof humming to himself, the scene where Alex holds Nicolas's hands even though you can see the bruises he accidentally left behind when he grabbed her in the throes of a seizure. So I am excited even though I am terrified to see what happens next, Worick, god, what did you do.

Since the manga's hiatus is ending, I've resentfully returned to Tumblr because that's where the fandom is. I have a couple ideas for fic & if I want any audience whatsoever, I need to promote them there. In terms of platform, there is a Gangsta DW community -- [community profile] gangsta_manga -- but it's a ghost town and I'm not sure if the mod is even around anymore. Maybe I'll start posting to the community? Sharing the latest news seems to be a good way to start. It's just a little depressing to post to a community of 2 though. I reach more people posting here! Which doesn't solve the problem. Hmm.

In other, somewhat more embarrassing, news, I seem to have fallen into Overwatch fandom. I don't even play videogames, let alone this one! But so many people I know are into it, so I decided to check it out. It doesn't take a lot of time because there's not much canon lore to pick up, it turns out. The cutscenes from Devil May Cry are a billion times longer!

Anyway, a lot of these usernames I'm seeing now make sense! And in even more embarrassing news, the fanart I've been seeing of what I thought to be an AU Korra? Not Korra at all. Explains why this AU Korra was remarkably consistent among different artists! Oh God. Not one of my most stellar moments, let me tell you. My shame is your entertainment for the evening.
havocthecat: a very bored faerie girl (feelings faerie bored now)
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I have a friend with a friend who's over Laurell K. Hamilton and is looking for genre recs, so would you please rec your paranormal romance and urban fantasy favorites in the comments here? I've already texted recs, but I'm always on the hunt for new ones and so is the FoaF, so anything you think is good, drop a comment.

Any genre of pairings is welcome. Thanks!
suzume: Dot-eyed/chibified Sanada Masayuki cheering (わしは決めたぁっ!)
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...could've used an icon like this (or something) for all of 2016, right?

All right, the new season of Fargo started last night! And...it was an interesting start (which was basically about all I could know to expect? XD;). Michael Stuhlbarg's in it.

The main point/focus of this post is 'I finished up that yellow drawing book!' though.
I drew/worked in it for a little over a year and in the process, it would up horribly beat up. I feel like I pretty much finished it just in time in a sense? The binding is completely coming apart. ^^;

Some things regarding using so many clippings were pretty fun and interesting, but they made the book get pretty fat and lumpy...

Here are the last six pages. )

Iron Fist: Further Thoughts

Apr. 20th, 2017 10:47 am
havocthecat: teyla emmagan is not impressed. (sga teyla not impressed)
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Still not done with the series. I'm not as into it as Mr. Havoc, who has a long time comics love of Iron Fist. Though now I know why Colleen puts up with Danny. Spoilers, spoilers everywhere. )

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Apr. 19th, 2017 09:51 pm
dingsi: The Corinthian smoking a cigarette. He looks down thoughtfully and breathes the smoke out of his nose. (Default)
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first & last reminder for the love meme
it's gonna close soon (not tomorrow as i won't be around then... but soon)

DW Anniversary

Apr. 19th, 2017 08:04 am
inkstone: Nami from One Piece winking (wink)
[personal profile] inkstone
There seems to be a flurry of DW anniversary posts going around. Looking at my profile page, I realized my journal's was earlier this month:
Created on 2009-04-01 14:12:36 (#9039), last updated 2017-04-16 (2 days ago)
14,650 comments received, 12,322 comments posted
1,231 Journal Entries, 195 Tags, 0 Memories, 107 Icons

I've been here on and off over the years, but I keep coming back. (As you can see.) I don't regret coming here. I don't regret getting a seed account in that first wave.

Let's see what the future brings!
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I don't really want to talk about the bad things. I am glad, though, that I was able to help Mom out this weekend, and get her mind off of her problems, at least for a little while. If I let myself think about it too long, I'll start navelgazing about all of them. So instead, have some linkspam:

WordStar: A writer’s word processor - Every now and again, I look at this and think, "Do I want to learn another word processor? Something even more keyboard-intensive to use than WordPerfect? I love Scrivener, but options . I won't install it, but it's fun to think about.

I am not (yet) going to be watching this Carrie Fisher tribute, but I've heard I'll need tissues when I do. Mark Hamill organized his own tribute to her, and I'll have to watch that and laugh - and probably cry too.

One of my favorite ice cream places used to make lychee ice cream, but stopped. I need to start making my own.

Sylvia Volk has written a lot of very good Highlander fiction (though I have issues with her treatment of Cassandra), and I've found out that she's made the leap to original fic. I'll have to check her original stories out later.

I have this project where I've been looking for a stainless steel water bottle that's made in the U.S. instead of China, just to see if any are, and it's awfully difficult to find anything. Like, there are none. I've found one aluminium bottle, not much else. I've found some scaremongering blogs, those are fun (well, not really), and some more balanced ones that point out the costs of making a food-grade stainless steel water bottle in the U.S. are prohibitively high. (The comments are even fairly sensible, surprisingly enough.)

There's a copper travel mug (lined with stainless steel) that's made in the U.S., and probably everyone is paid a living wage and the prices are more than fair. I would love to buy this, but it's $300 and fuck if I can afford a $300 copper travel mug. There's also a stainless steel mug, but it's the "man mug," and I'm vomiting a little in my mouth at the name: You can check out their completed Kickstarter if you want to, though.
suzume: (to be alone with you)
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Why not go look at adorable gif of a robin sitting on its nest!
I love robins. I haven't seen as many this year as last year (I saw so many!!), but I have heard them...

Or play with PaintsChainer, a sort of strange auto-coloring application.

To give you a sample of what this PaintsChainer is like...well, I tried out one of my valentine drawings and the auto-result was like so...


But after attempting to tweak the outcome for a while ('hinting' that the uniforms are blue, mainly), I got around to this...


So, why not give it a try for a laugh? (if you aren't like me with hundreds of pieces of scanned art on your computer, feel free to use something of mine if you like XD;)
I can't say it strikes me as all that useful, but it's kind of fun.



And I played the first section (investigation part) of the 5th Spirit of Justice case last night. (vague to avoid spoilers, though I'm not sure anyone here's on the lookout for them) ...wow, I am all amped up to go to court?! I would not have expected who I would be going there to face at all! Everything that happened out on the mountain with Apollo and such was tense and interesting and I was so touched? :'D Wow, this is good stuff.

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Apr. 16th, 2017 09:35 am
inkstone: Michiko e Hatchin's Pepe licking a lollipop (lick)
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The current surge in DW activity has been giving me warm fuzzies. I hope it persists! Maybe the recent newcomers will bring more activity to communities? Because of the way DW was founded and opened, activity tended to be centered in individual journals rather than communities. Speaking as someone who used to get 50+ comments on her posts back in the heyday of journal-based fandom. I don't know if we'll ever reach that point again, what with Tumblr and Twitter and all, but I guess we'll see.

For now, here are a couple friending memes!

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