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New Years Resolutions!

In 2007, autographedcat resolves to…

Connect with my inner language.
Cut down on my songwriting.
Go kissing three times a week.
Admit my true feelings to the_sheryl.
Pay for my smooches on time.
Learn to play the food.
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And odd sensation

I just experienced an odd sensation which I’ve felt before, but never really put a name for. I have decided to call it “flashback whiplash”.

Flashback whiplash is that disoriented feeling you get from being reminded of something that you once knew quite well but had so thoroughly forgotten that your mind has difficulty processing to reminder. In this case, perusing a list of “Things that ought to be on DVD but aren’t” in doctorpop‘s LJ, I came across the following words:

that weird Thing cartoon where the kid had a ring that turned him into The Thing

Oh, dear lord, I hadn’t thought about *that* in…..quite possibly since it aired in 1979. The show was Fred and Barney Meet The Thing, which also later featured Al Capp’s Shmoos, which explains where I remembered a Shmoo cartoon I really liked but could not recall.

Goodness gracious. That’s just something….

Did I now….? :)

You had me at ‘autographedcat’.

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My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
His Most Serene Highness Lord Robert the Feline of Divine Intervention
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Well, I guess it’s official…

  • Leave requested and approved….check.
  • Membership submitted to concom….check
  • Airline tickets booked…check.

Everything is squared away, and that means, barring the unexpected, I will be at the UK filkcon in February. I will be arriving on Thursday morning and returning on Tuesday, so it’s just a short jaunt this time, but I’m looking forward to seeing everyone.

kitanzi will not, unfortunately, be with me this time. We can’t really afford two airline tickets, and as much as she likes being over there, she hates the long flight. But she insisted on sending me as my Christmas present from her. So I will have lots of hugs to distribute on her behalf.

Looking forward to seeing everyone who will be there!

First Lines meme

The first line from the first post of each month of 2006:

Today, I finally got the answer I’d been waiting for. Ok, now that everyone’s done slashdotting the poor guy into oblivion, let’s give this one a whirl. When I was a kid, I loved Choose Your Own Adventure books. Chris Clarke commemorates The Thirtieth Anniversary of a Suicide. I was just mistaken for a Canadian on rec.arts.comics.strips. You know, every time I think I can no longer be utterly dumbfounded by the stupid things that politicians get up to, along comes a story like this one in Atlanta’s Creative Loafing. “The country is run by extremists, because moderates have shit to do.” “Middle age is when you’re faced with a choice between two evils, and you choose the one that will let you get home by 9:30.” I really have nothing interesting to say right now, aside from being very amused by this icon, which I made from today’s Sinfest. Just wanted to take a moment to wish a happy birthday to my lovely faraway sweetie, aiela. An amusing thread on rec.arts.comics.strips that telynor suggested I share here. We are oh so very bouncy bouncy happy over the opportunity to have sf, alternate history and fantasy author Steve Stirling join us at GAFilk this year.

Yep, that sums up the year, I guess.

The 12 -isms of Christmas

This one goes out to all you art majors out there — and anyone who ever had to sit through an art history class. Thanks to sotto_voce for pointing it out to me!



Warning: while visually SFW, it does contain some bad language.

(Here’s the link to the page on YouTube)

White and meme-y

I’m posting this primarily for aiela, because I know it will make her giggle, and she’s cute when she giggles.


You are 60% white and nerdy.
How White and Nerdy Are You?

Bill Amend to move Foxtrot to Sundays-only in 2007

Universal Press Syndicate has announced that cartoonist Bill Amend, creator of the comic strip Foxtrot, will stop doing daily strips at the end of the year, continuing the strip as a Sundays only feature:

Kansas City, MO (12/05/2006) Bill Amend’s popular FoxTrot comic strip will go to a Sunday-only publication schedule as of Dec. 31, 2006, announced Universal Press Syndicate today. The last daily will be Saturday, Dec. 30. Reruns of dailies will be available for Web usage.

“After spending close to half of my life writing and drawing FoxTrot cartoons, I think it’s time I got out of the house and tried some new things,” said Amend. “I love cartooning and I absolutely want to continue doing the strip, just not at the current all-consuming pace. I’ve been blessed over the years with a terrific syndicate, patient newspaper clients, and more support from readers than I probably deserve, and I want to assure them all that while I’ll be now a less-frequent participant on the comics pages, I’ll continue to treat my visits as the special privilege they are.”

I’m always sad when a favourite strip retires, so I’m glad there will at least be new Sunday installments, and I certainly don’t begrudge Amend the chance to explore new creative outlets. But, darn.

Sex Advice from a Dungeons and Dragons Player

Joel Johnson gives some frank and compelling advice on sex with an unusual perspective

My lover and I enjoy role-play, but I’ve gotten tired of the same cliché scenarios like student/teacher and boss/secretary. Any recommendations for new roles that might help spice it up

I don’t know what system you’re playing, but “student/teacher” and “boss/secretary” do not sound like choices that would inspire one to role-playing greatness. Consider a classic like “cleric of the watcher from the depths/virgin” or “half-orc paladin/gelatinous cube.” And remember, silken rope may be more expensive, but it’s nearly half the weight in encumbrance.

I’ve been dating someone really great for a few months, but he’s never referred to me as his girlfriend. How do I take it to another Level?

While the obvious answer is “Accomplish a story task in the boyfriend track for XP equal or greater to your next level threshold,” I get the feeling you might be hinting that you want to descend into the fetid labyrinth that festers beneath his ancient wizard’s tower. In that case the stairs are in quadrant M23, behind the Throne of the Kobold Hetman.

Read the rest here.

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