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  1. NP Wednesday Jan 24, 2018

    What the heck is the dark stuff between her mid-thighs? Did he mean to draw excessive pubic hair, or is it just an unfortunate lack of perception that it would appear that way?
  2. Things That Are Just Annoying

    The animal hospital is closed on Sundays, but a client showed up knocking on the door tonight with his dog in the car wanting me to just take a look at her. That's not what's annoying, although it would be if I weren't already too far behind on Game of Thrones to be trying to get to a viewing party. It's a good client, and his daughter works for us, so I didn't mind checking their pooch. No, what's annoying is that his cell phone went off, playing just the first eight notes of Bach's Minuet in G. Anyone who has ever taken piano lessons will know this piece. And I had it stuck in my head for at least an hour, with periodic relapses since. Aren't cell phones bad enough without people putting earworms on them???
  3. Story, Friday January 19, 2018

    Well, these days at least, life expectancy for women is longer than for men, not to mention divorcées. If all those young men get together with older, more experienced women, then it could all work out. Social stigma against May-December romances where the woman is the older party is still a thing, though. People may frown with disapproval or roll their eyes and whisper about golddiggers at a young woman marrying a rich old man, but they tend to go "Eww!" at the thought of a virile young man being attracted to and having sex with a woman too old for their idea of a sexy "cougar."
  4. We don't actually know whether Tedd and Grace have "gone all the way," given how seyunolu are known for cuddling but not sex drive (witness other-Ellen and Archie, where her pressuring him into having sex almost killed their friendship). There's something rather innocent about Tedd and Grace's relationship, and I find it charming. It would feel weird if someone were to, say, walk in on them having sex. Tedd is a glorious pervert, but he seems just as happy to see Grace transformed and play with her with catnip mice. His imagination usually shows him girls dressed a certain way, but not, as Susan put it, "doing things with" him. He enjoys the view of the ocean without needing to dive into the waves. Grace even more so; I think, like Archie, I see her as wanting to cuddle and feel emotionally close and secure. She'd have sex to make Tedd happy, but I don't think Tedd would be happy knowing that was why she was doing it. Not sure if I'm explaining myself well enough here. In theory, I could argue about Ellen and Nanase. Even Ellen's line about sexy times with Nanase could be her teasing Elliot. But in their case I doubt it. They really don't have a lot of reason not to have sex. They're probably taking full advantage of not having to worry about pregnancy or other complications, and having a blast doing it! (I almost said "having a ball" but I knew this crowd wouldn't be able to resist commenting on their not needing or wanting those....) No part-alien influence, no kinks that are more important than the sex itself, just good old-fashioned teenaged hormones and two rather athletic, enthusiastic participants.
  5. Story, Monday January 22, 2018

    I'm still not convinced DGB even knows about the existence of Seers. Arthur Arthur is planning on a reset keeping magic use quiet for decades, which seems less likely to happen if there are people who know how magic works and can show others. No one has mentioned Seers and Edward is in-the-know enough that something like that wouldn't escape his knowledge, unless it's escaped everyone's knowledge.
  6. Things That Are Just Annoying

    Just so long as you don't end up being transported in the ambulance, after sneezing yourself into epistaxis or something. Any more problems after that clot? Most communities these days have some sort of transport for seniors and the disabled to get rides. Could you get yourself signed up for that?
  7. Things That Are Just Annoying

    Do you currently have health insurance? If so, now would be a good time to call up your doc and ask them if it's something you need to go in for. You're the one species on the planet I'm not allowed to diagnose or treat.
  8. They do say it's the quiet ones you have to watch out for....
  9. NP Monday January 22, 2018

    "clatteral damage" I love it! :-D
  10. Story, Monday January 22, 2018

    How about, Tedd is with his friends and is triumphant, happy, proud....Dad sees his grin....then Tedd sees his dad and his face falls and he gets all closed up and wary. And Edward sees the change in his son, and realizes how bad their relationship has gotten. Bonus points if Tedd is in girl form, and Edward manages to show her unconditional love and approval. Extra-bonus points if he wraps her in a big hug and outright tells her he's proud of her.
  11. Story, Friday January 19, 2018

    That would fit in the slow to commit emotionally version, similar to Diane but with societal pressures for men to be "real men" factored in.
  12. Gum, droppings, and broken glass aren't confined to the pavement. They are, however, much easier to see and avoid on pavement than they are hidden in the grass. Likewise sticks and rocks with sharp ends, wasps and bees, cigarette butts, etc....
  13. Story, Friday January 19, 2018

    Hmm...Adrian has only had a very small number of encounters which could have resulted in offspring, even though he's centuries old. Susan is quite disinclined towards physical encounters, although she does find men attractive. Diane has had a lot of boyfriends, but mostly manipulated them to get them to buy her things, with little or no emotional attachment and potentially either stringing them along without much physical component, or using that component as another tool for manipulation, not "meaning anything." Perhaps a low sex drive, a dislike of physical contact, and/or a tendency to be exceptionally slow to commit emotionally is something that runs in the family?
  14. Story, Monday January 22, 2018

    The links posted show lots of evidence Arthur Arthur knows about the possibility of Magic resetting, but I seem to be missing the evidence that Arthur Arthur even knows about the existence of Seers. He's only been talking about the reset, and in one case the Will of Magic, as far as I can see.
  15. Yes, and I've seen people with thin-soled flip-flops do the same thing.
  16. Story, Monday January 22, 2018

    Yup, Pandora definitely also thinks higher magic resistance for all would be a good thing. Here's hoping Tedd can convince the Will of Magic to see it from their point of view. Hmm, suppose they made it opt-in instead of opt-out? That is, everyone is naturally highly resistant to magic, so that spells only have an effect on someone if they actively choose to allow it to affect them? That would make use of magic much rarer, and eliminate or greatly reduce manipulations such as Voltaire overwhelming Dex with surges of magic power, or Pandora giving people Marks willy-nilly. It would backfire for Voltaire because he'd end up even less able to affect mortals than they started out. And it would enforce a code of ethics which Dan seems to be a big supporter of, that Magic not be used on people without their permission.
  17. Things You Only Noticed On Reread

    http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2221 I find it interesting that the Emissary senses only "a bit" of instability in Pandora. This is something I've thought about Pandora for quite a while now. Given how overdue she is for reset, she's probably supposed to be incredibly unstable by now. Pandora is apparently the champion at holding off reset without going completely off her rocker; either that, or she did go completely off her rocker, for so long that she came out the other side and became relatively sane and stable again. I suspect having love as the basis for her holding off reset, as well as having the example of such a good man to hold herself to, was a critical factor.
  18. The Weather.

    The snow has all been melting away, and last night all that moisture led to some very thick fog. It was very pretty, but definitely made me glad my drive home was short! Highs in the 40s; today is supposed to hit the mid-50s but also rain a lot. On the plus side, working in an animal hospital, the side yard could definitely use a good rain to clean away the various residues; on the minus side, when the cold inevitably returns it will doubtless lead to lots of ice, possibly with snow on top of it to hide the slick areas.
  19. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    Here's hoping this leads to a much lesser need for the pain meds, enough that you'll be able to drive yourself and sleep on a normal schedule!
  20. Cats have their own built-in sandals, their footpads, which are tough enough to be perfectly fine to walk on without any other footwear. You don't see cats avoiding the pavement because it's too rough. Any good catgirl form should include tougher feet. Even humans can develop tougher soles if they walk barefoot regularly, such that pavement isn't a problem.
  21. Story, Friday January 19, 2018

    In biology there's a distinction of r-selective versus K-selective in reproduction. Species which are r-selective will have a very large number of offspring, but each individual child has a fairly low chance of survival. K-selective species have a fairly low number of offspring, but they put a lot of effort into each one, so that a much higher percentage of them survive. Pandora was definitely acting K-selective, having only one child but putting centuries of effort into training him and watching over him (although the watching over may have become intermittent as her stability declined). I suspect that if Adrian had known about his children he would have been the same. I first learned about this many years ago, not from a biology class, but from a filk song, "Daddy's Acting r-selective, Momma's Acting K". :-)
  22. I like this one. The characters look like themselves, and the body language, especially Sarah's confidence, is clear and eloquently drawn. Agreed the fur-sock intersection is well-drawn, although I wonder why a cat form would even need shoes; you can even see how there's the opposite effect on Susan, with her socks being slightly thicker than her legs, a detail a lot of artists skip. Her facial expression, mostly her eyes, convey her discomfort, although her stance is perhaps a little more neutral than I would have expected...perhaps she's just getting used to the new exhibitionist side of Sarah. Sarah does seem to have made herself "taller" here -- Susan is more flat-chested than Sarah. Then again, the idea that Sarah is relatively flat-chested seems to have been discarded back when the Fund got funded, so maybe I should just give up on Dan drawing her with that particular trait. At least Susan is drawn smaller, something she's never drawn attention to but which seems to have been consistent in her design. If you hadn't picked up on it yet, I like there being variety in that department!
  23. Tedd doesn't quite look like Tedd to me. I think maybe it's a combination of her eyes (can barely see any difference in shape) and her hairstyle being one we've never seen on Tedd before. I do like that there are a couple of differences in their appearances, like a subtle difference in nose and jaw shape and their tracts of land being different sizes, I kinda wish he'd drawn more of that.
  24. What Are You Watching?

    Just finished watching the series finale of Downton Abbey.
  25. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    Hmm, yeah, I can see how that might be a problem. We don't exactly have much choice with most of our patients. D'oh! Sorry, see PM, I've got DropBox set up now. "What's this?" "You sent me for coffee." "Three weeks ago. In Glasgow." "I got distracted." "By what?" "You can always find something!"