Ch12 - p43

May. 1st, 2017 12:00 am
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Posted by Ashley


NSFW nudity. Good thing it's raining, Quigs; it should cool off that buuuuurn.
 
The Kickstarter's only 5k away from full-funding! Anyone hoping for a full set of books, we'll never get there if you don't pledge and help it along! You can always change or cancel before the end, Kickstarter pledges aren't binding. Give it a think :)

Ch12 - p42

Apr. 28th, 2017 12:00 am
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Posted by Ashley


NSFW nudity. You can win him back, Quigley, there is a dad in you somewhere. I believe in you!
 
The current tally in the Kickstarter Smoke Eel v. Squish wars: 186 to 198, in favour of the Smoke Eels! Evil is winning over Good, but the margin is slim! Hang in there, little squidfishes.

Multifandom Recommendations, 4/26/17

Apr. 26th, 2017 02:56 pm
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Posted by Erin Ptah

Batman | Batman, Harley(/Ivy) | T | Sweet
http://archiveofourown.org/works/8433238
The Dark Knight strikes fear into the hearts of men. And pretty much just men. It’s a problem.
DCU | Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Zatanna, Black Canary, Flash, Green Lantern | G | Let’s Dance
http://archiveofourown.org/works/8002432
They’re trapped in a ghost ballet. You can’t punch ethereal ballerinas. It’s not just rude, it’s physically impossible. They’re going to be stuck there forever and then die, probably.
Superman | Martha, family | T | Empty Graves
http://archiveofourown.org/works/6447187
Time travelers who plan to kill Superman never account for Martha Kent in their plans.
DCU | Clark & Lois | T | Hostile Work Environment
http://archiveofourown.org/works/7225390
Clark Kent is a menace, and Lois doesn’t get why she’s the only one to have noticed.
DCU | Bruce, Harley, Ivy | T | Office Meeting
http://archiveofourown.org/works/9132409
Bruce Wayne deals with supervillains almost as much as Batman does.
Jeeves & Wooster | Jeeves/Bertie | G | With the Intent of Bearing Arms
http://archiveofourown.org/works/10322177
World War II is approaching at an alarming rate and Bertram attempts to comfort them both in one of the very few quiet nights that remain.
Pet Shop of Horrors | D, OCs | T | Devotion
http://archiveofourown.org/works/7169492/chapters/16275593
Nobu is in love with pop idol Eriko. He knows she loves him too, even though they’e never met. So he gets a pet in a bid to impress her. But how far will his devotion take him down the path of madness?
Red Dwarf | Rimmer/Lister | M | Definitions
http://archiveofourown.org/works/10480758
“ – NO.” Flustered, Rimmer’s hands frantically batted away the word before it could even be spoken, though his eyes radiated a different sentiment. “We’re not using that word. Because it isn’t! It certainly isn’t – ” His eyes dropped in embarrassment to search Lister’s jacket, as if the correct term were secretly stitched somewhere into the leather. “ – that.”
Red Dwarf | Rimmer | T | The Observations of Quarantine
http://archiveofourown.org/works/10664958
Following Space Corps Directive 598, Rimmer records his observations of the trio’s five days in quarantine…

…and, it seems, his descent into madness.

Moana | Moana, Maui, tattoos | G | forget me not
http://archiveofourown.org/works/9913262
Look, normally Maui’s all for humans weeping over his injured body. Hey, he’s been demigod-ing for thousands of years, it’s nice to be appreciated every once in awhile, all right? But this one, this girl, acts like she knows him. He disregards it, because that’s just creepy, until he realizes that he has a tattoo of her – and no clue how he earned it.
Madoka Magica | Homura/Madoka | T | Wish Fulfillment
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12455245/1/Wish-Fulfillment
Homura and Madoka go on their first date. It’s possible that the two of them may have slightly different expectations for how it should go.
Steven Universe | lots of Pearls | T | Little Rebellions
http://archiveofourown.org/works/5951614/chapters/13680055
Not all Pearls have the chance to run off to another planet and take up arms. Not all fights are grand and romantic. These are the little rebellions- little, but just as defiant.
Animorphs | Marco, Yeerk, team | G | Sancho Panza
http://archiveofourown.org/works/9184621
By the time Marco goes to the construction site, it’s too late. He’s already a Controller.
Animorphs | Tobias, Loren, Ax | G | The Calling
http://archiveofourown.org/works/9190430
Loren comes out of the accident with all of her memories of Elfangor intact. But she doesn’t tell her son.
Red Dwarf | Lister/Rimmer, Kryten, Cat, Talkie Toaster | M | Coitus Interruptus
http://archiveofourown.org/works/8792302/chapters/20156596
In space, no one can hear you scream. Unless you’re on Starbug. [Violence Against Toasters]
The Avengers (2012) – Let’s Stop The Time Warp (Again) – Chapter 1 [Archive of Our Own]
http://archiveofourown.org/works/579008/chapters/1039046
Steve Rogers has to live the same day over and over. Bruce, Tony, Pepper, Jane, and Thor try to help him. Then things go from bad to worse.
Frozen, Moana | Elsa/Moana | G | Cross the Divide
http://archiveofourown.org/works/9098077
A strange boat, dipping and weaving impossibly through the waves of the fjord. Elsa did not know who could be upon it, but was determined to meet with them. She could hear the whisper of magic on the air.
Lilo & Stitch, Moana | Lilo, Maui | G | Peanut Butter Memories
http://archiveofourown.org/works/8848090
Lilo continues to feed Pudge the fish a peanut butter sandwich periodically, so to stop the weather from harming anyone else. Little does she know however, Pudge isn’t what he seems…

Filed under: Recommendations

Ch12 - p41

Apr. 26th, 2017 12:00 am
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Posted by Ashley


NSFW nudity. These were Ssaelit soldiers. In Ssaelism, bodies are always cremated, it being believed that decay is an indignity implemented by the Twin Gods when they designed the world. The gods had no interest in the dignity of mankind. Duane and other Ssaelit reject their cruelty.
 

The Kickstarter is banging along! We're at 35k already, which is obscene. I want to be able to print a small, zombie-flavoured mountain of books, and it may just happen. The Squish v. Smoke Eel contest is distressingly neck and neck. I blame myself. I fear I have cultivated a readership of grimdark supervillains :3

Monday Works Roundup, 4/24/17

Apr. 24th, 2017 02:01 pm
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Posted by Erin Ptah

Leif & Thorn
Spring Festival Ribbons (art | Ragnild, Sigrún, Iona, Sven | worksafe)
I’ll Let You Whip Me If I Misbehave (art | Kudzu | worksafe)
Ruby Bracelet (sketch | Leif/Thorn | worksafe)
A Bit of Hedge and Grassie (art | Hedge, Grassie, co-stars | worksafe)

Hellsing
Two Cats (art | Alucard/Integra | worksafe)

Marvel
Black x Green (sketch | Bruce/Natasha | worksafe)

Sailor Moon(/Precure/Madoka Magica, /Steven Universe)
Lovely Idols (art | Mimete, Minako | worksafe)
Candy Girls (art | Royal Candy, Luna, Nagisa | worksafe)
Dead Gem Circus (art | gem!Nehellenia, Amazon Trio, Amazoness Quartet | worksafe)

Voltron
The Princess and the Pilot (sketch | Shiro/Allura | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
Figure drawings 4-15-17 (sketches, NSFW)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Have You Seen This Cat? Reseda takes a flight through the mountains.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
Grassie’s linguistic mishaps keep getting wilder…and Hedge might get deported before she can sort it out.


Filed under: Leif & Thorn, Works Roundup Tagged: Hellsing, IntegraxAlucard, Marvel Comics, Pretty Cure, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Sailor Moon, Steven Universe, Voltron

Ch12 - p40

Apr. 24th, 2017 12:00 am
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Posted by Ashley


NSFW nudity. Do you suppose it's a warm rain?
 
I'm happy to announce that the Volume 3 Kickstarter is live! Head on over to Kickstarter to pledge for a print book and also a few other goodies! Ssael knows I'd love to get Volume 1 back in stock in the shop. Unsounded is only able to continue because of your generous support, readers, and I'd sure like to see it make it to the end. I think its chances are pretty good! Thanks for whatever help you can give :)

Ch12 - p39

Apr. 21st, 2017 12:00 am
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Posted by Ashley


NSFW nudity. Gentle water nymphs, so serene, so graceful.

Monday Works Roundup, 4/10/17

Apr. 20th, 2017 02:17 pm
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Posted by Erin Ptah

But I’m A Cat Person
Lamp Miranda (art | Miranda | worksafe)

Leif & Thorn
Mine babes (sketch | Bram/Gil, Cress/Violet | worksafe)
Embassy Daemons (art | Leif, Katya, Thorn, Violet, Rowan, Birch, Juniper, D, Annie, Mata/Pato, ????????, Olive | worksafe)
Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall (art | Leif/Thorn | worksafe)
Thorn-Delphinium fusion – Imperial Jasper (art | Thorn, D | worksafe)

Hellsing
Hunter in the streets, monster in the sheets (art | Integra/Alucard | NSFWish)

Sailor Moon
Godmother Naru (art | Usagi, Chibiusa, Naru | worksafe)

Steven Universe
Shades of Blue (art | Blue Diamond | worksafe)
I always ‘remind people of.’ (art | Pearl/Mystery Girl | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
Saisen (reward chibi, worksafe)
Uneven rock wall pack (free tiled patterns, worksafe)
Stone block wall pack (free tiled patterns, worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Reseda may have a broken neck, but she also has a Plan.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
The first adventure in the even-sparklier alternate universe of Magical Thorn!


Filed under: But I'm A Cat Person, Leif & Thorn, Works Roundup Tagged: art, graphics, Hellsing, Sailor Moon, Steven Universe
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Posted by Erin Ptah

Had very little to say about most of this season. But it did have four really good episodes, so there’s that! And there’s a full How Much Of The Show To Watch guide at the end of the post.

I might post a T’Pol Appreciation Watching Guide later. With screencaps.

***

  • Season 4 opens with “let’s time-travel back to the ’40s and fight alien Nazis,” which I’m not surprised I completely forgot about. Although they did get Enterprise into a dogfight with WWII fighters over NYC. If you’re gonna go there, you might as well go all-out, and on that, they delivered.
  • s04e04: add Orions to the list of Species That Have Sexually Menaced T’Pol.
  • So season 4 is mostly mini-arcs, 2-3 episodes each. They’re hit-or-miss. The next one is “let’s chase around a ship full of genetically-engineered angry twentysomethings for a while,” which had a couple bright spots but mostly dragged. And the moral was an iffy “these people were bred to be horrible, so trying to give them a caring and loving environment is futile.”

***

s04e07-9: because of shenanigans, T’Pol must journey into the dangerous Vulcan desert to search for her mom, who just went into hiding as a suspected terrorist.

Sounds like a journey fraught with physical and emotional dangers, right? And, hey, a couple episodes ago Trip declared he was in love with her. Of course the writers will take this opportunity to put him in a position to support her and develop their mutual trust and understanding and nope obviously I’m kidding she goes with Archer.

He has these adorable moments of trying to be a Strong Manly Man by downplaying his discomfort and offering her water, his sunglasses, etc. T’Pol has to keep saying “I’m a desert-native species, I can go three days between drinks and have an extra set of eyelids, what are you doing.”

This arc, I’m liking. Lots of Vulcan history and political intrigue, an appearance by young renegade T’Pau (last/next seen officiating Spock’s wedding), stories about T’Pol’s childhood pet, and Archer inadvertently gets an ancient Vulcan philosopher mind-melded into his head.

UPDATE: T’POL JUST GOT HER SPACE AIDS HEALED BY THE POWER OF “TALENTED” CONSENSUAL SAME-SEX MIND-MELDING

And in general we’re getting more focus on female characters’ relationships with each other than we have in the entire rest of the series, and basically this is great and everyone should watch it.

***

  • s04e11 is a good episode. Felt like a throwback to s1/s2. Noncorporeal aliens hang around to observe the crew’s reaction to a medical crisis, so we get a lot of creepy, well-acted scenes of our heroes interacting with them…via the monotone possessed bodies of their colleagues.
  • Enterprise s04e18-19 hangs out entirely in the evil mirrorverse. No goatees, unfortunately. Somehow they pick up a depopulated relative-future version of our Enterprise, which means the cast gets to run around a vintage TOS set in Kirk-type uniforms.
  • The best thing about it is the alternate opening. Instead of “Faith of the Heart” over a montage of the history of human exploration, it’s an ominous theme over a montage of the history of war and conquest. Someone had fun with that.
  • Most of the plot is kinda dumb, but it ends with Hoshi executing a hostile takeover and becoming Empress of all humanity, which is hard to argue.

***

  • The penultimate pair of Enterprise episodes takes us back to Earth to face off against a faction of xenophobes causing political chaos. It’s painfully topical.
  • Also, this is when Trip and T’Pol get a secret science baby. Trip is mistrustful enough to entertain the idea that maybe T’Pol got pregnant and hid it from him, although in fairness to him, that makes a lot more sense than the actual plot. It’s a development that gets pushed on them by outside forces, and makes them both tense and uncomfortable and adds stress to all their interactions, which pretty much sums up their entire romance.
  • Season finale. Honestly, I really like the premise of an Enterprise mission as a holodeck flashback, with crewmembers from a chronologically-later series talking about how much they admire these larger-than-life figures whose adventures they studied in grade school. And maybe if more emphasis had been put on that aspect — the long-term worldbuilding, its effects through the generations — it even would’ve worked as a Last Episode.
  • Instead it split the emotional weight between an Enterprise story and a TNG story, in a way that sucked the energy out of both. I wish they’d done it midseason.

***

Final verdict: for best results, watch all of seasons 1 and 2; episodes 8 (Twilight) and 16 of season 3; episode 11 of season 4; and then episodes 7-9 (the trilogy where they go to Vulcan) of season 4.

They’re a great pseudo-finale. The appearance of the younger version of a TOS character gives you that extra-strong continuity with later shows. The whole storyline sets up the transition for Vulcans as we know them in Enterprise to the Vulcans seen in TOS. Plus you get the double whammy of T’Pol being awesome AND T’Pau being awesome

Satisfying character development for our heroes — I loved Trip being forced by circumstances into the role of a diplomat, and having grown as a person enough to pull it off. That felt like the natural story arc his character was supposed to have, making a brief appearance through the romantic arc they kept shoehorning him into. Archer resolves his lingering issues with Vulcans. T’Pol resolves HER lingering issues with Vulcans (and her mom in particular).

And it’s all about teamwork and tolerance and friendship and harmony and how peace is something you don’t get without hard work, but you come together with your companions and you put in the effort because it’s worth it. This is Enterprise at its best.


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