erinptah: (pyramid)
This guy is safely back at the local shelter where he came from.

(Full details in locked posts -- if you didn't see them, and would like to be on a filter that includes stuff like cat drama, feel free to comment.)

The name on the shelter paperwork is Eli, so that's what I'm going to call him, not the name picked out by the roommate who brought him home and then wasn't around to take care of him.

Eli is super shy and super timid, but also totally mellow -- even when he was scared he never bit or scratched, just hid. In the three weeks he was at the flat, there was literally one time when he felt safe enough to approach a human on his own volition. Then he got spooked again, and there weren't enough days to re-reassure him before returning him to the professionals.

But I did get photos of him on the couch.

Petting for a sweet boy.

I hope he gets adopted by someone he can climb all over.
erinptah: Madoka and Homura (madoka)
Down to my last 48 images on Photobucket. Have a rescued picspam.

It's Mma Precious Ramotswe and Mma Grace Makutsi, the heroines of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Hugging. Seriously, it's just screencaps of this one great time they hugged.

Precious and Grace

That's Mma Ramotswe on the left. She's the detective. Very smart, very good with emotions, lots of tragic backstory. IIRC she's feeling the tragic backstory pretty hard in this moment.

And Mma Makutsi on the right. Very serious secretary/manager, first in her class, doesn't much approve of Feelings. The fact that she's having some is a big deal.

Doubles as an art reference for anyone looking to draw a hug. )
erinptah: Cat in a backpack (cat)
The couch I'm sitting on to write this, the one I'm usually sitting on when browsing/coloring/ficwriting, is really old. My parents got it (with a matching set of chairs) when I was in high school. It's the one big piece of furniture I took when I moved to Massachusetts.

More interestingly, it's been sat on by every cat I've ever lived with.

And I have photos!

2003-2006: Tabitha )

2009-2010: Ziggy Stardust )

2010: Bingley )

2010 again: Darcy )

2013: Isis )

2017: Molly )
erinptah: (daily show)
The photobucket clearout has turned up some fun fake-news images. In the spirit of Independence Day, here they are on their brand-new host.

Illustrated Jons, from otherwise-forgotten articles:

Jon Jon

Jon and Stephen playing cards, from a 2008 pro-Obama deck:

Colbert playing card Stewart playing card

This one is (a) very NSFW and (b) not actually Jon, but isn't it fun to look at?

NSFW art under the cut )

This one is definitely a 100% authentic gif of "Stephen":

confused eagle

And finally, the only thing better than Jon and/or Stephen, a digitally-fused portrait that's both-Jon-and-Stephen-at-once:

Jon-Stephen fusion

Either that, or they secretly had a kid, because their BFFdom is just that magical.
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Since Photobucket's "all your image hosting is broken and you'll have to pay $400 to get it back" stunt, I'm reuploading everything that's still relevant to my A Small Orange web hosting. Less than a quarter of the price, no fuss about hotlinking, and it lets you make a whole website to go with the photos.

In the process I've rediscovered a bunch of old picspams I totally forgot doing:

And a lot of stuff I don't feel guilty about flat-out deleting:

  • screencaps & doujinshi scans for posts in now-defunct LJ/DW communities
  • long-deprecated TopWebComics incentive art
  • 10-year-old fanart (still findable in my DA scraps, for anyone who's truly invested)
  • so many random Daily Show photos. Soooo many.
  • memes where I don't even remember where they came from

All that went quick. The slow & more laborious to re-upload includes all my fic illustrations, fanmix covers, and icons. (Over 800 icons. Fun!)

So there's a mountain of stuff left to pickaxe through -- but it's an encouragingly dwindled mountain. Last night I had almost 6,000 images on Photobucket. This afternoon, it's nearly down to 2,000, and still shrinking.

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In an effort to keep more up-to-date with other retooled Victorian-lit heroes than I am with Sherlock Holmes, I got ahold of a copy of the recent Arsène Lupin film. (Yes, it's from 2004, but if there's an English-language fandom I haven't seen it.)

Sidenote: Are there Lupin-Holmes crossovers? Fandom ones, that is; I know about the canon ones. What about Sherlock fics that bring in modern!Lupin as a character? In particular, what about Sherlock-Lupin III crossovers? If anyone can rec me any of the above, but in particular a Sherlock-Lupin III crossover, I swear, I will get you a pony.

The movie's common genes with Lupin III were evident; you can see how much the anime didn't just take the name, but paid attention to the source. Although I gotta say, the parts where Lupin is wearing a full-head mask that changes the shape of his face without ever looking unnatural are a lot more impressive in live-action.

Trouble was, I wound up with a version of the film without subtitles. Rather than try to track down a subbed version, I decided to lean on my (t)rusty knowledge of French and follow along as best I could. It's kind of the kaitou version of a mindless action movie, so most parts weren't too hard to follow. Others...were hilariously baffling.

So I capped the whole thing and took notes. Now you, too, can enjoy my confused attempts to hang to the plot, and the general prettiness and excitement inherent in stealing jewelry, jumping out of windows, and making things blow up.

Notes: Contains just over 300 screencaps (collected in this ZIP file). The brightness and contrast is all over the place, because sometimes I had VLC Player turned up so I could make out what was going on and then didn't turn it down for well-lit scenes. Also, some of these are NSFW, and others are bloody and/or fire-y, and live-action makes the scene of a character peeling off his face a lot more creepy. Proceed at your own risk.

There is a dramatic struggle! Lupin wins. )
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Started watching from Babies, the 2008 documentary that follows the first year of life for four adorable infants. Realized very quickly that this deserved a lot of screencapping. These...are those screencaps.

NSFW for naked babies, plus a few bare breasts.

Cuteness abounds. )
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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.)
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Continued from yesterday's post: the conclusion of the adventures of The Steamypuff Girls.

When we last left our heroines, the dramatic tension was building....

Check out those gears working. )
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So I discovered the other day that the Powerpuff Girls have a canon steampunk AU. WHY IS THERE NOT A METRIC TON OF FANART FOR THIS.

In the interest of spreading the love, I present a two-part picspam of reference material...

Sasparilla, arsenic, and everything old-fashioned...these were the ingredients chosen to create the perfect little girl. But Professor Utonium accidentally added an extra ingredient... )
erinptah: (legendary)

My Rally, in a nutshell. (A musical nutshell, obviously.)

More details under the fold!

Read more... )
erinptah: (Kitten)
Meme #1, from URLAI:

" is probably written by a female somewhere between 26-35 years old. The writing style is personal and happy most of the time."


Meme #2:

If you read this, you're tagged. Take a picture of you in your current state, no changing your clothes or quickly putting on makeup. NO PHOTOSHOP. Show your dwircle/flist the real you.

My hair is extremely short right now, the result of a hairdresser's valiant attempt to undo the damage of a year's worth of self-administered cuts. There's a chunk above my ear there where it's still weirdly short; she thankfully decided not to trim all the rest to match that one bit.

The cat is Darcy. Along with her sister Bingley, she belongs to my roommate [personal profile] stellar_dust. Have some more pictures of Darcy.

Cozy cat is cozy. )
erinptah: (college lesbian)
A whole bunch of reasons to be angry about modern American racism, all of which are far more substantial than "taxes on tanning beds". This post, you guys. You keep thinking he's about to run out of examples, and then you scroll down, and...he hasn't. Not even close.

PTSD-related domestic abuse associated with multiple tours in Afghanistan.

Speaking of responses to trauma, a big pop-culture craze in early-'60s Israel? Trashy Nazi porn novels. I was all ready to WTF, but ended up feeling a kind of giddy admiration for the huge variety of tools humans can and will latch onto in order to process trauma.

You know how the blogosphere will say things like "Jon Stewart Destroys Fox News" or "Rachel Maddow Eviscerates Guest" when the actual oh-so-dramatic takedown is in fact calm and relatively mild criticism? The title of this clip is "Anthony Weiner Rips Apart Republicans on 9/11 Health Bill", and it has earned every word. (A more detailed explanation of why he was angry is given here.)

Ireland's upper house passed a civil-union bill. The last line: "Ireland decriminalised homosexuality 17 years ago." I remember seventeen years ago. How far we've come.

Prop 8 has gotten a federal smackdown. All together now: FINALLY. Of course, there are a couple more appeals to go....

In the meantime, have some photos of same-sex couples getting married. I cried. No lie. (Avoid the comments.)

My favorites, under the cut:

*_* )
erinptah: (legendary)

President Barack Obama nibbles on a strawberry during the White House Correspondents' Association fundraising dinner, at the Washington Hilton Hotel, Saturday, May 1, 2010, in Washington.

Hands up, those of you who thought of that one scene from Firefly...
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Let's make a TARDIS wave throughout LJ DW.
When you see this entry, post a picture of the show to your own journal.

Will do. But first...

It's the middle of [ profile] halfamoon, a fourteen-day multifandom marathon of Reccing Interesting Stuff About Female Characters. It tends towards the popular Western media fandoms, but you get all kinds of other esoteric series cropping up - not to mention, this year, a bunch of Buffy recs, which is something I've really been jonesing for lately (especially where femslash is involved).

Check it out! Join in! And pick up some nifty treats while you're there. For instance, someone did a picspam of Ace from Doctor Who, including these two little gems from the extended novels:

Large but awesome pictures under the cut )
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Just finished one of my new Krazy & Ignatz collections (the collected Sundays, 1925-1926), and was overcome with the urge to picspam.

Even if you've never read the comic and have no idea what it's about...just stop for a minute and look at these panels. They're lush works of art all by themselves.

'Spanish' me foot - you sing in 'American' )

Also: icons! Free for the purloining.

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that there were baby ducks at the shore?

Ducks standing on the crab cage (it's low tide, obviously, or there would be a couple feet of water in between them):

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It's International Blog Against Racism Week. Follow the links, do some reading.

There's not much I can say that will add to them, so I'm going to borrow an idea from [personal profile] eisen, and participate with art.

Give me the name of a character of color (that's everyone who isn't white, for those of you playing catch-up), and I'll draw them. Any series is fair game, from the ones I always talk about to your favorite obscure thing that nobody else has ever heard of. If you have a preference for hairstyle/costume/setting/anything else, just point me to a pictorial refererence, and I'll be all set.

I'll fill ten requests, with possibly more if I have time. First come, first serve.

Ask away.

ETA: the list!
1) Cleopatra (as played by Leonor Varela), for SlytherinPuddle@DA:
++Queen of the Nile
2) Katara (Avatar: The Last Airbender), for puff222001@DA:
++Make A Splash
3) Karako Koshio (Deadman Wonderland), for Darkkako@DA:
++Game Fowl
4) Barret Wallace (FFVII), for Asphodels@DA:
++Big Guy, Little Cat
5) Wyatt Cenac 'n' Aasif Mandvi (The Daily Show), for fenellaevangella@DW:
++Let's check in... [Wyatt'n'Larry]
++Mine's Bigger [Aasif'n'Wyatt]
6) Daja Kisubo (Circle of Magic series), for seagullsong@LJ:
++Copper Rose
7) The Ancient (Ronin Warriors), for Misali-aka-Besu@DA:
++Shadow Of The Moon
8 ) Mister Trick (Buffy), for for Mizzdestiny@DA:
++Never Miss A Trick
9) Seiya Kou (Sailor Moon), for Xuanwu:
++To Reach Our Princess
10) Jeffrey Roland (Overcompensating), for itypeslow@DA:
++Sensible Consumer Advice Man

Possible extras:
11) Sailor Pluto (Sailor Moon manga), for puff222001@DA
12) Zoe Washburn (Firefly), for Mizzdestiny@DA
13) Eleanor Holmes Norton (US House of Representatives), for my own entertainment
14) Holly Short (Artemis Fowl), for Hetalia8P@DW
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President Barack Obama bends over so the son of a White House staff member can pat his head during a family visit to the Oval Office May 8, 2009. The youngster wanted to see if the President's haircut felt like his own. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

All together now: D'aaaawwww.

(A friendly reminder: flail, but don't touch.)

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