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Dolphins think about the future. And the kids pretend to smoke cigarettes.

At a dolphinarium, a person standing by the pool's window noticed that a dolphin calf was watching him. When he released a puff of smoke from his cigarette, the dolphin immediately swam off to her mother, returned and released a mouthful of milk, causing a similar effect to the cigarette smoke.

They are also serial killers who throw stones at seals.

For the one common link between the attacks here and America is that the victims are of a similar size and weight.
Perhaps the dolphins' instincts has them practising the same skills required to separate a porpoise from its school, pursue it and kill it as are needed for attacks on its own kind.


And the comments at the bottom of this article are quite funny.

"A Christian dolphin would never do such a thing."

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Tsuki told me about one of the kids she taught drawing a picture of lovely Horo from Wolf and Spice, and that reminded me to carry on with this picture I started months ago.

It's an anime which treads a fine line between slow and cute, and slow and dull. If they swapped the ratios of 'merchant economics-based hijinx' and 'Horo turns into a 30-foot wolf' then it might be less boring. Horo is consistently marvellous though, whether she is 30-foot or not.

As you can see, it's a picture mainly about feet. No cut for small, worksafe picture.

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I saw the film Ravenous yesterday, and I enjoyed it so much I thought I'd recommend it. It has Robert Carlyle in the wild west, a really marvellous top-notch score that Damon from Blur helped with, and fun cannibals in it. If you have not seen it, and you have a spare hour and a half in the run-up to Halloween, you could do worse than to watch it.

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This picture... didn't work out very well.

Soi-Fon looks more spooked than she ought to be, and the Yoruichi transformation smoke doesn't look like anything.

Bah.

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A quick picture:

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Jeez. No drawing for two months, eh. Jeez. All the disdainful cat scientists in Christendom are tutting at me.

I tried out Paint Tool Sai, which I loved! Real love. Like chocolate boxes and bouquets and walking around with a silly grin and everything.

It expired after a month though, and still lets me draw but does not let me save! Is this cruelty or mercy!? Who can know!

Anyway, it's so amazing I might actually buy it.

In the meantime, I have drawn a quick 25-minute monster:

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Yuri Hime is a quarterly anthology magazine. I don't usually pick up anthology magazines, but this time, I was enticed by the pretty cover featuring gorgeous bifauxnen in Utenesque uniforms pouting and posing all over it.



They're characters from the unfortunately named Love DNA xx. That has to be in the running for worst named title of the year.

Still, it was fun to read.

Summary, thoughts and messy scanslation of a few pages here and there are under the cut.

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Researchers at the University of Sussex have discovered that cats use a "soliciting purr" to overpower their owners.

BBC News Article

"Just you try and overpower me with high-frequency sound, Olly Cat! Just you try it. I'll- I'll deck you, I will. You know I'm capable of it."

Olly Cat seemed nonplussed, and just a little pitying, but didn't look over from where he was busily tinkering with dials and panels of lights and plastic mice and elastic bands. "Will you now. Perhaps you might be too busy putting biscuits in my bowl to *ahem* 'deck me'." he suggested blandly, "Or perhaps you might be too preoccupied with scratch-scratch-scratching behind my little ears to engage in fisticuffs." He yawned. "Just a suggestion. Best to think all the possibilities through before we go throwing flimsy threats around, eh."

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It was okay. I enjoyed it. It was a fun film to watch.

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An apology to start off with,
I have been extremely rubbish about commenting and replying to comments the past week or so. The results of a combination of being out and about more than usual, the barbarous summer heat, and being unreasonably tired out from school. I think that once Friday rolls around and the summer holidays start then I shall be better about it.

Also,
I have three or four posts that I wanted to write up, about 1)Olly Cat and his summer lab, 2) Higurashi no naku koro ni which seems to be an anime about how it's nice to play through a game more than once, 3) the Star Trek film and the new Romulan look, 4) the Demon Lord Mara and whether it's okay to find him funny since I'm clearly not fourteen years old. Those posts can wait until I'm not suffering from Lazyitis.

But more importantly
The picture I've been drawing is finished!
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I think Kyoto Animation hates its fans.

At the end of last night's Haruhi it was like they were jeering contemptuously, "How dare you like our brilliant product!"

And I did. Like it.

Despite myself.

Mikuru's hair! Her adorable moe hair when she was crying about the classified information. Oh god. I don't usually like moe girl characters, but Mikuru is my favourite even though it by all rights should be Yuki. Her bikini when they went to the pool! Aaargh! I even love it when she cowers!


Anyway, eventually I'm not onlu going to like the brilliant product, but I'll like the actual abuse from KyoAni underlying it too. Jeez. Way to make me an M, KyoAni.
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I've been taking ages to finish the shading off on this.

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I hardly ever dream.

Or at least, I hardly ever remember my dreams.

The few times I remember dreaming in the last ten years or so are when I’ve caught the flu or when I’ve been in some other abnormal situation. Neither is the case at present. Despite that, I woke up this morning from a nightmare feeling so scared and inexplicably ashamed. You know, when you wake up still feeling the emotion, and then incredible relief that it was all just a dream. The thing is, when I thought it through, it wasn’t as though anything particularly scary happened in it.

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Finished!

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If you're on my work-in-progress filter and you want to get off it, please tell me here so I can stop spamming you with step-by-step unfinished stuff.

If you're not on my work-in-progress filter and you want to get spammed with step-by-step unfinished stuff, please tell me here also.
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Not a nonsense post.

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Also, on a related note:


There's a trailer for upcoming PS3 game TRICO. The gryphon thing in it is just like Olly. It is so exciting. It looks EXACTLY LIKE HIM. It is, oh my god, how does he have time to research and invent and do motion capture acting for video games! Busy little man!

The face the gryphon does at 2:45, that looks exactly like my favourite face for Olly to do. Oh god, he is so adorable. Oh god.

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littlemute drew a lovely genderswapped Raidou Kuzunoha for her meme.

It got me thinking about more SMT genderswaps.

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This is a meme I have discreetly purloined from woodburner.



Name your 10 absolutely favorite couples (het/slash/canon/fanon) and ask people to see what trends they notice about your couples. Try to pick different fandoms:


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Edit:

Olly tells me that there was too much information before I edited the post. He's so prim and proper.

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1.

Some friends came over after karaoke for an after-party party and the first thing one said when he saw Olly walk in the room?

"Woah. That's... that's a really good-looking cat."

But of course! Objectively Beautiful Olly is objectively beautiful.

2.

The first new episode of Suzumiya Haruhi was wonderful. Wonderful.

3.

Started playing the Megaten game Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army! which has to be one of the best titles I've ever heard. I'll write up a review of it once I've played it through, but so far it is magnificent.

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Haruhi might be tomorrow.

Might be tomorrow.
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Two days to the Second Coming Season of Haruhi, eh.

Dare I believe?

I've been carefully, determinedly skeptical this long.

But it'll never happen unless everyone claps their hands and believes!

I just don't want to get my heart broken again. There's only so many times I can get on my hands and knees with a tube of superglue gathering up the pieces muttering, "Good as new. Good as new. Good as new."

KyoAni and Kadokawa have just been such merciless, unrepentant teases about it before.

I don't dare make myself so vulnerable again.



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Feh, it doesn't matter. Mugi-chan and Ritsu are enough for me. I'll take a series WHICH EXISTS over chasing some foolish dream. Off to watch K-ON, and I'll ENJOY IT, DAMN YOU HARUHI. YOU'LL NEVER LIVE UP TO THE HYPE ANYWAY.

Current Mood: I AM THE COWARDLY LION

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Draw.
Erase.
Draw.
Erase.
Draw.
Over and over again.

I didn't manage to draw what I was trying to draw, so I erased the bits that didn't work and turned it into something else.

IT'S STILL LAME.

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It really ticks me off when kids act like they’re special and the rules don’t apply to them. I want to shake them and tell them, “Everyone’s different, yes, but that doesn’t mean ‘special treatment’. It just means everyone is equally mediocre in a variety of ways! You will be treated the same as all of the other equally mediocre children!”

There's a bit of nonsense below- because otherwise it'll be a boring whining-about-selective-mutes post.

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I asked for a Yuki Nagato drabble in tsukiori's meme:

The first TEN people to comment in this post get to request a drabble of any pairing/character of their choosing from me. In return, they have to post this in their journal.

I can't really post that in my journal as I can't write fic. So... how about this:

You can request fanart of a pairing/character of your choosing. In return, it would be nice if you posted this in your journal.
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There are so many secrets about roleplays on fandomsecrets.

Sometimes, I want to lurk or even join one because it kind of sounds like fun. Mostly I'd just like to lurk to see what all the fuss is about.

But then, I probably wouldn't enjoy it. I don't think they're really the type of roleplay I'm really after.

I'd be yearning for the clack-clack of dice on a wooden table and "You take fifteen points of damage; roll for location," instead of all that lovey-dovey pretty-people-rubbing-up-against-each-other stuff that I (perhaps mistakenly or ignorantly) assume happens instead.



I really want to play in a Cyberpunk d10 system game. What the hell, self! I haven't played Cyberpunk for around eight years now. Even if I went back to England, I don't even think my friends play it any more either. I don't even know if they still have the books. The system wasn't even that nice. A lot of the supplement books were very, very broken and blaggy.

Or Witchcraft. That was quite a nice system with a nice setting too.
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