From the Author:2022/End-of-year dispatch

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Originally published on: 2022-12-31, 11:47
Updated: 2022-12-31, 23:34
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And once again, I have no better titles—and not much time left on the 2022 clock anyway.

Sprinting away with as many anecdotes as we can—before one more round of babysitting awaits this morning.

Medieval monks used to keep copies of important documents (mostly about which land they owned) to give them some insurance against fires and mice. Nowadays we can have "Name of the Rose" type catastrophes of a different nature, but which would still be familiar to a hypothetical "Walter of Stephenage". I do not see it elsewhere, so may I offer my thanks to the people who evidently worked so hard to restore things after the recent issues.

  • Remember when in Big Fat Liar (2002), Hollywood mogul Marty Wolf stole a teen boy's script and passed it off as his own? Several weeks ago, a similar conceit happened on the animation-festival circuit, when Italian-based Brunella De Cola picked up Russian animator Natalia Chernysheva's "Snowflake" (2012)—unauthorised—and retitled it "Away from Home", which caused such a furor that the new "version's" distributor rightfully yanked it away from their catalogue. Amid Amidi reports at Cartoon Brew; official upload of original below.

  • As recently listed on the Trope Launch Pad (TLP), a description that actually fits Uluru of Heroland to a tee:

One-Entry Wonder (examples requested, YMMV)

"A character who guest stars for a single episode or stars for one installment in a series who is among the most memorable."

...followed by a WOW! segment that's been in regular rotation since ca. 2021...
...two apex-predator moms—a tiger and a polar bear—testing out Bechdel (via extended Google image results for "Shimajiro and friends" weeks ago)...
...leftover fluff also from two days ago... the classic puppet from the 1990s...
...and one more bit from the tram tracks.
  • From Celesse, a related reminder that 2022 was the Year of the Tiger...
...and from one of her buddies, a 2023 stamp design.

Due to interference between MediaWiki:Edittools and the Form-namespace infrastructure as of late (T9882—reported to both Yaron Koren and Phabricator; further investigation/diagnosis pending), recent editions of FTA have been composed on the traditional MW editbox until further notice. Once this bug is resolved, I'll remind you right here.

And that wraps it up right here, folks; be there soon as I take care of the agenda and the maps, see about my side of an art trade, and try to get my PayPal credentials going—if only to cut as many ties with them as I can per my superior's insistence. Until next we meet, take care, stay safe/connected, keep exploring, tapal, see you in the bestsellers, we'll meet you back home...and watch your tails.

P.S. I'm finally getting my shots soon—a year late. See you after my mandatory rest.

Remembering Elizabeth II, Christine McVie, Kirstie Alley, Pele, Barbara Walters, and former Pope Benedict XVI; in solidarity with those affected by Ian and Nicole.

This is your fellow Captain speaking. So long, and until our next ten years...

Routhwick (talk)


Characters (c) Benesse Corporation/Shimajiro; English version licensed by WildBrain.

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