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Originally published on: 2022-01-27, 04:55
Updated: 2022-01-28, 19:18
Shortcut: FTA:20220127

...after half a week's cooldown at Miraheze, and with an hour left before the dreaded midnight deadline as I start typing this. (Helped that I actually perused the "Ashcan Copy" page at TV Tropes hours before press time.)

Once again, wish it were much more; I was originally planning to get this going earlier on today. Thanks to trying to sharpen my go skills earlier this overnight, though...

And speaking of online games: A viral sensation called Wordle actually graced the front page of Wikipedia a couple of nights ago (through its "DYK" section). This contributor was introduced to it via a Techdirt story, and got in on the fun himself with puzzle #220. (Guessing sequence: "LINGO",[1] "GREEN", "RUGGY", "SUGAR".)

And to "Jae3ird": I owe you one half of an art trade. (Which I'll get to tomorrow on or Friday.)

As for tweet highlights, the core characters of Shimajiro in different styles. (L-R, top to bottom: Hannah[-chan], Flappy, Nikki; Mimi-Lynne [humanised], Flappy's sisters, the classic-era Cat Brothers;[2] Shimataro Shimano [father of the tiger-cub mascot], Ramurin Makiba [replaced by Nikki for WOW!], and said mascot himself standing in for Leo the Lion.)

Along with your first look at the franchise's upcoming ninth movie:

And, as a postscript via Google Images (28/1), father and son in their natural habitat. (Doubling as a Japanese "parts of the body" lesson here; looks like he's about to give him a massage too.)

And from here, you know the rest of the story: Unspooled is still in the works, we'll deal with another marathon leg (and another obligatory post-attraction Shimajiro weekly) tomorrow, and a vaccination is coming soon. (That, and our first scrobbles of the year—after the Jukebox Docket gets set up.)

This concludes our first test of the Constant Noble FTA form, part of the nascent FTA system—complete with keywords (as long promised all along). (Although the namespace integration and font support aren't quite there yet.)[3]

Until then, take care, stay connected, keep exploring, benparl, see you in the bestsellers, we'll meet you back home...and watch your tails.

Onward and upward...

Routhwick (talk)


Characters (c) Benesse Corporation/Shimajiro; English version licensed by WildBrain. Fan art in tweet #1 (c) their respective owners.


  1. ^ As a tribute to the very GSN cult classic it resembles.
  2. ^ I spotted better-polished fan art of the Brothers days ago, but couldn't re-find them due to time constraints.
  3. ^ Thankfully fixed after the fact; a stray space between local and ('Montagu Slab') in MediaWiki:Universal.css got in the way.
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