1. from somewhere in the middle of Discworld 38

    Well, I quite liked Unseen Academicals.

    (Only one Gladys/Mr. Nutt story, AO3? Booooooo)

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  2. saniika replied to your photo “Thecrazydragon ( http://www.furaffinity.net/user/thecrazydragon )…”

    Looks kind of different from your usual works. Its interesting.

    Hi! :D

    Thanks — yeah, I guess it’s a bit less overworked than some stuff. I liked how it looked pretty early on, which is unusual, so at that point I figured I’d stop poking it.

    Mostly in terms of color, I mean.

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  3. Thecrazydragon ( http://www.furaffinity.net/user/thecrazydragon ) asked me to draw her anthro dragon woman character in medieval dress, so I had a lot of fun looking up medieval sculptures and fashions and such. And the character in question is very elegantly shaped for dressing in fine robes.
The flowers are lupines; they don’t grow where I live, so to me they are extra large bluebonnets.

    Thecrazydragon ( http://www.furaffinity.net/user/thecrazydragon ) asked me to draw her anthro dragon woman character in medieval dress, so I had a lot of fun looking up medieval sculptures and fashions and such. And the character in question is very elegantly shaped for dressing in fine robes.

    The flowers are lupines; they don’t grow where I live, so to me they are extra large bluebonnets.

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  4. con men, golems, and public infrastructure

    Well, both Going Postal and Making Money were very enjoyable. I liked Gladys the golem and Mr. Bent. Also, for all that Vetinari sometimes seems to me less like a fully realized character than a plot device for other characters to react to, I was glad when he got a new ridiculous little dog. Also, Adora being all Indiana Jones-like seeking out lost ancient golems for the Golem Trust — that was fun.

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  5. perils of inaccurately drawn plants

    i just know someone’s going to look at the way i’ve drawn these lupine leaves and ask why this character seems to be wandering through a field of marijuana

    surely the flowers will clue people in though

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  6. moving on through Discworld, again

    Main takeaway from Wintersmith: I’m glad Anagramma was given a chance to redeem herself. In the Witches books, I always find myself wishing at least some the witches got along better with each other, so it was nice to see a rare bit of cooperation between witches — particularly the younger witches. And I can’t stand it when any character is only written to be a cardboard cutout disposable villain.

    The story as a whole was a bit too much the ‘this is what happens to girls who don’t do what they’re told’ sort of legend for my tastes, but I guess it was alright.

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  7. iamthespacecadet replied to your post “iamthespacecadet replied to your post “moving on through…”

    Oh see I couldn’t disagree more. I adore Nightwatch. It’s easily one of my top books in the series. But I’m glad you enjoyed Thud!

    Well, I can see that; it was a neat concept. And it was fun seeing Vetinari as a student, and Nobby as a little kid and stuff. I guess aside from not liking how the revolution was handled, or not quite sharing Pratchett’s view of the world, I just kinda missed the whole group dynamic of the modern-day Watch. Vimes doing the lone hard-boiled detective thing in Guards, Guards! is fun, but as the series progresses, the Watch builds up a whole cast of characters around him, and I missed them.

    Thud! was very good, though. :D 

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  8. iamthespacecadet replied to your post “moving on through Discworld”

    Thud was my first discworld book and WOWEE i still have a huge boner for it. But I’ve got an inordinate amount of fondness for Vimes. I think to an extent you’re never supposed to 100% agree with Vetinari- he is a tyrant, aftrall.

    Vimes is very likable in Thud! And I liked that everyone in the Watch (and Sybil and young Sam) banded together to bring the story to an end. I was…a bit irritated with Vimes in a few of the books after Guards, Guards! and before Thud! (particularly in Night Watch — of course, that book’s take on the French Revolution pissed me off considerably too), since…idk, having an adorable and loving wife, more money than god, the only job you ever wanted to do, a huge force of people who all admire you and are devoted to you, and the most powerful man in the city mostly on your side, all seem like excellent reasons -not- to be filled with raging angst. I mean — yeah, it’s good if he’s not too comfortable in the incredibly plush, powerful, lucky position he’s found himself in, and if he’s not unmoved by all the things he sees working as a policeman, but still. 

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  9. moving on through Discworld

    You were right, iamthespacecadet , Going Postal was a pretty good one! I found Moist to be one of the more likable dude characters so far. And Reacher Gilt was an enjoyable villain (Ahaha P. did a pretty good job naming his joke Randian ubermensch character — I suspected what was going on even before someone actually said ‘Who is Reacher Gilt’. :) )

    I find the pop culture and other references in Discworld to be hit and miss (the giant woman carrying the tiny ape up the tower in Moving Pictures was pretty great though), and I often find Pratchett’s politics too conservative for my tastes. But hey, what’s not to like about a book that’s Atlas Shrugged played backwards with a noble public post office fighting evil robber barons whose large and inefficient private company was stolen from the workers and inventors who created it. Though I still can’t approve of Vetinari even if he did throw the robber barons in jail and wanted to nationalize the clacks.

    I’m partway through Thud! now. All I can say for that is, fuck yeah nonzero amount of Angua/Sally and Carrot/Angua/Sally fic on AO3.

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  10. iamthespacecadet:

    quaedam:

    iamthespacecadet:

     

    If you’re mad about them being so wise read uhm

    Unseen Academicals and also probably Snuff. I wouldn’t say I’d call Vimes incredibly wise though, only good at learning lessons.

    That sounds encouraging. :D I’m just starting ‘Going Postal’, which seems to be the 33rd book, and I think Unseen Academicals and Snuff are 37th and 39th, so I’ll be reaching them pretty soon.

    Snuff comes right after UA, although there is a Tiffany Aching book in there I think. You’re reading in publication order?

    Ahaha Going Postal is one of my favorites, it’s one of only two Discworld books with chapters and also is a little more uh adult in places.

    Yup. Just going from 1 - 40. 

    Haha oh my. The Discworld books all seem to involve a fair amount of dirty humor (and Carrot and Angua have most definitely boned in canon, albeit off-screen, and then there was that bit about the Ankh-Morpork condom manufacturer), so…more so than that?

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  11. iamthespacecadet:

    quaedam:

    bedpartymakeover replied to your post “guess who just finished the audiobook of ‘Monstrous Regiment”

    I’ve only read a few but my fave is The Truth

    I enjoyed that one too, for the most part! I like a good mystery story, and I like a story with a good ensemble cast. And that story had fun villains, and Otto the vampire photographer was adorable — I was glad when he showed up again in Monstrous Regiment.

    Admittedly, on some level I just can never quite get over the fact that the heroes of the City Watch books are a wise and wonderful chief of police and a wise and wonderful dictator. And it rankled a bit that in ‘The Truth’ it seemed I was meant to find the Virtuous Journalist much less convincingly or unambiguously virtuous than either the Virtuous Policeman or the Virtuous Tyrant.

    (As long as I’m complaining about the City Watch books — after Guards, Guards! I was disappointed by how little Sybil featured — she was really cute as a character in her own right and I was sorry to see her relegated to ‘Wife Who Vimes Mostly Ignores’.)

    (Of the later City Watch books I did quite like ‘Feet of Clay’ — it had a lot of Carrot and Angua in it, and the golem got a happy ending. I like to see golems and robots get happy endings.)

    If you’re mad about them being so wise read uhm

    Unseen Academicals and also probably Snuff. I wouldn’t say I’d call Vimes incredibly wise though, only good at learning lessons.

    That sounds encouraging. :D I’m just starting ‘Going Postal’, which seems to be the 33rd book, and I think Unseen Academicals and Snuff are 37th and 39th, so I’ll be reaching them pretty soon.

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  12. Here’s the Illustrator file from the last image. I usually just do the lines in Illustrator, but in this case I also did the first layer of color in Illustrator.
The bus stop sign comes from here.

    Here’s the Illustrator file from the last image. I usually just do the lines in Illustrator, but in this case I also did the first layer of color in Illustrator.

    The bus stop sign comes from here.

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  13. A commission for Coboye ( https://www.weasyl.com/~coboye ) of their awesome shape-changing character Miguel Vargas, coming in his apartment at the window and leaving at the door (and then going across the street). The wisteria there must be tougher than it looks.

    A commission for Coboye ( https://www.weasyl.com/~coboye ) of their awesome shape-changing character Miguel Vargas, coming in his apartment at the window and leaving at the door (and then going across the street). The wisteria there must be tougher than it looks.

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  14. bedpartymakeover replied to your post “guess who just finished the audiobook of ‘Monstrous Regiment”

    I’ve only read a few but my fave is The Truth

    I enjoyed that one too, for the most part! I like a good mystery story, and I like a story with a good ensemble cast. And that story had fun villains, and Otto the vampire photographer was adorable — I was glad when he showed up again in Monstrous Regiment.

    Admittedly, on some level I just can never quite get over the fact that the heroes of the City Watch books are a wise and wonderful chief of police and a wise and wonderful dictator. And it rankled a bit that in ‘The Truth’ it seemed I was meant to find the Virtuous Journalist much less convincingly or unambiguously virtuous than either the Virtuous Policeman or the Virtuous Tyrant.

    (As long as I’m complaining about the City Watch books — after Guards, Guards! I was disappointed by how little Sybil featured — she was really cute as a character in her own right and I was sorry to see her relegated to ‘Wife Who Vimes Mostly Ignores’.)

    (Of the later City Watch books I did quite like ‘Feet of Clay’ — it had a lot of Carrot and Angua in it, and the golem got a happy ending. I like to see golems and robots get happy endings.)

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  15. guess who just finished the audiobook of ‘Monstrous Regiment’

    also no one told me there would be vampires and Igor-inas in addition to the human women in uniform; it was all even more magical than I had hoped

    also i see there’s a nonzero amount of fic on AO3, which never happens

    everything went even better than expected

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