From the Author:2023/This week's word is "Upheaval"

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Originally published on: 2023-02-20, 22:28
Updated: 2023-03-01, 20:52
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Defined by Wiktionary (CC-BY-SA), with commentary from yours truly, as:

Disruptive change, from one state to another. If the U.S. Supreme Court has their way starting on February 21 and 22, then the Internet we all strive for—as well as Section 230—will be on the pressure point. As always, Techdirt's Mike Masnick has the sordid details.
The process of being heaved upward, especially the raising of part of the earth's crust.
  • It happened again today—this time in Antakya, Turkey. Condolences to current and earlier victims remain in order.
  • On a related note: Need we mention our efforts with the geology of Rogatia—and how much time, strain and energy I spent for days during this phase?
A sudden violent upset, disruption or convulsion. What else has been said on Russia vs. Ukraine that remains to be covered?

Along with a bit more on our side: After this goes to press, all of my FA/IB anthro submissions will be uploaded to those sites via PostyBirb—no more one-outlet-at-a-time shenanigans. (Starting with Seán the otter—and three NSFWs [two with Sam and Nomena].)

On a related note, a rerun from the feed in blue. (Artist on Reddit; portrait on this site.)

Not to mention Unspooled itself will return in development at some point between now and early March; for a sneak preview, see "Samson Has a Nice Day" by "Kalibean06". (All the better if our trip back home to Dominica is confirmed in the long term.)

This just in (re: Gonzalez vs. Google, 21/2):

Speaking of the Rogatia revival: The 450 m-resolution era is finally over (as of 3:05 a.m. this Monday the 20th, when the last of the administrative boundaries fell into place—give or take a node-attachment correction and some realignment work later on). Next time the younger sister's off—and only by then—it's off to the 180 m upscale. After 15 years of protracted R&D (as I keep saying)...

Note to self: To see Trouvaille and environs the way they were originally meant to be designed, set -40° as the rotation value when viewing on QGIS. (Dataset uploads to follow anytime between now and April.)

Next up, we can only hope: Either the larger realm of Tovasala (thus partly fulfilling a long-unfulfilled childhood goal of mine)—or the simpler Novissima and Vigesima (south of Jamaica).

And sorry, folks, the sprites didn't work yet.

From Miraheze Phabricator last Tuesday morning: The 20 largest wikis by file space used. (Three of those have been forced to close over excessive copyright concerns-turned-Content Policy violations, so the mh: IDs are naturally unlinked.)[1]

ID Space used (GB)
drawnfeet 109.93
mh:avid 48.36
animeshoes 37.75
mh:nms 35.59
mh:removededmsongs 31.63
mh:giantess 29.11
mh:dcmultiverse 19.45
mh:mentalblock 18.00
mh:bsaikatsu 17.70
mh:projectsekai 17.15
mh:sctoolszh 16.55
enfswimtfgirls 15.87
mh:bp 15.49
mh:sims 14.74
mh:animatedmusclewomen 13.86
mh:spectrumentertainment[2] 13.75
mh:perpustaxaan 12.85
mh:megaman 11.88
mh:ttafwiki 10.81
mh:worldpedia 10.32

And speaking of the Miraheze team, you'll find them in a new eponymous user group I'll launch along with "Founder" (that's me) at some point this weekend. Not to mention we're officially defaulting back to Vector 2010 until further notice, because Vector 2022 (to borrow the SNL slogan) is "not quite ready for primetime" yet. (Especially as far as the mismatch between the white background and grey sidebar is concerned.)

As for the FTA namespace itself: The less said about its latest editions not showing up in its eponymous category (this one included), the better. (I filed this in further detail at phab:T10518 last weekend.)

From Wikipedia and the Commons as of late:

From February 26–27:

Also in the headlines (to weed off another round of Edge-tab overbuild; via MSN):

To the politicians, people and pundits who’ve decided that the best use of their time, platforms and power is to make life more difficult for transgender people, particularly children, I have a question: What the h[...] is wrong with you?

And for that matter, may I recommend you Schoolhouse Rock, classic Sesame Street, The Magic School Bus, The Proud Family, and the like? (Especially with your own children, too?)[9]

As usual, ending things off with the Shimajiro recap—featuring a slew of leftovers from last time's drafting. Guess who's coming to dinner—donuts and all?[5][10]

And guess where civilised bipedal pantherines should place their phones?

Another three from "Balloon Zoo"...

...and a trio of sponsor cards not seen in the unsubbed YouTube weeklies.

Leaving you with last Saturday's episode, but Shimataro and Hannah-chan only.

And just because Easter's right around the corner (and 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit), anyway...

Leaving you, this March 1, with this nugget of milestone music trivia. (Suggested by "In this day" on WP.)

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, Burt Bacharach, Raquel Welch, and former Pope Benedict XVI; in solidarity with those affected by Ian and Nicole.

Until our next ten years...

Routhwick (talk)


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

TM Takara Tomy/Sony Music Japan.

Cream Lemon (c) Fairy Dust.[13]

The Dark Side of the Moon cover (c) Harvest Records/UMG. Designed by Hipgnosis and George Hardie.


  1. ^ For comparison's sake, the site you are now on has 41 files across 49.63 MB of space at press time.
  2. ^ Unrelated to Spectrum, this contributor's current cable/internet provider.
  3. ^ Via Wikipedia_Signpost/2023-02-20/From_the_archives.
  4. ^ a b Via Wikipedia_Signpost/2023-02-20/Featured content.
  5. ^ a b c One of our 2021 movie-marathon picks; this year's edition resumes on March 4. Due to weeks of Bulwark commitments, we'll do up to 60 and call it a Gamut.
  6. ^ Via Wikipedia Signpost/2022-08-31/Featured content; 24/2.
  7. ^ Starting from the search results for "WP:Firsts" (as I was wondering about the first Wikipedia article about a movie), then continuing with this AFD debate from the site's early days (back in late 2004), and concluding with a reference to the WT link's current title in this deletion log.
  8. ^ Page chain leading up to you-know-where: Special:RecentChangesWP:Contributor copyright investigations/20210315#Pages 221 through 240 → History details for now-delisted "Mammoth Cave Railroad" → WP:Copyright problems/2023 February 17WP:Copyright problemsWilliam Morrison (chemist)Talk:William Morrison (chemist)Talk:William Morrison (chemist)/GA2WP:Good article reassessment/February 2023.
  9. ^ The closest I've come to channeling Carl Hiaasen, himself a Florida native as well.
  10. ^ From the franchise's original broadcaster/producer since 1993.
  11. ^ Under license from Discotek; uses the same Blu-Ray remaster from the original, long-unseen 35 mm negatives.
  12. ^ A-Ko began development as a Cream Lemon story, but was revamped into a mainstream work at some point during production. Even the sequels gave a nod to it (high-tier QFW cheescake; via The Fandom Post).
  13. ^ Suggested by AVID's logo listing, visited several days ago.
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