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seananmcguire This is Tibs.

Tibs was born in a parking lot on the outskirts of Fremont.

She’s one of eight formerly feral kittens that my lovely wife anniegst and I fostered, and one of two that we ended up keeping. She’s always been fiendishly determined to get out and roam free, and clearly guided by the spirit of our old cat Sparky who was just as eerily good at getting out of a backyard fully edged around with cat-proof fencing and netting.

So we finally stuck a collar on her (not pictured, it disappeared today and I think she ate it) and let her have the run of the neighbors’ yards. She immediately decided she was our barn cat (we have 15 chickens whose coop she now guards). She made herself a nest in the straw in the backyard, and one in the straw out front. (It’s not chicken-related in the front, we’re very slowly sheet mulching.) She does whatever she wants, which mainly involves killing rodents we would not have believed lived in urban Oakland, rolling around in the straw getting petted, and running inside for five seconds to wolf down meals like a teenager.

Just now she made me let her out. Then a few minutes later, Annie came into the room and told me Tibs wanted out again. I was like, “I JUST LET HER OUT HOW DID SHE.”

She’s a Cait Sidhe, isn’t she.

Is there a way to tell whether she’s a changeling or a full Cait Sidhe? Her sister Grey Ghost (Greg for short, who is really her aunt, as best as we can figure out the Fremont cat community) is silver and huge and vulpine and truly looks like she might shapeshift info a wolf.

Annie is kind of afraid to go outside now lest she run into a human Tibs just standing around the corner.

At least then we could ask her where her damn collar is.

I wish I had more sparky pics to update with, but not much has been going on. We’ve been hacking and we had a couple of flat lessons, but for the most part we’re both getting used to being back in regular work. He’s clearly thrilled about it.

So I was thinking to myself - the Girl Genius Radio Plays (specifically Sleepy Clank) imply that Agatha considers Zeetha a “sparky girl”, but to the best of my recollection she’s never displayed any Spark tendencies in the comic itself.

And then I realized - our scope is limited, but have we heard of any non-Europan Sparks? (Assuming England is considered part of Europa, of course.) The Americas are mysteriously unavailable… I don’t think Asia’s come up at all, unless it happens to contain Skifander… Embi’s from Africa, but I don’t believe we’ve seen him Sparking…

So LA...

night 1

ryan tedder sang counting stars
kobe bryant came out and presented taylor with most sold out shows… (16!!)
all too well
new style dress

night 2

uzo aduba sang white horse with tay
sean o’pry, chris rock and matt leblanc came out during style
mary j. blige sang TWO songs.. doubt and family affair with taylor
ANOTHER new style dress

night 3
taylor sang goodbye earl (all the feels) with natalie maines from dixie chicks
ellen came out in a sparky outfit during style
alanis morissette came and sang you oughta know with taylor!!!

night 4
beck AND st. vincent performed dreams with taylor
SHE SANG ALL OF ME WITH JOHN LEGEND

night 5
SELENA GOMEZ SANG GOOD FOR YOU FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER WITH TAY AND THEY SLAYED IT
LISA KUDROW/PHEOBE BUFFET CAME AND SANG SMELLY CAT WHICH IS WHAT WE WERE ASKING/JOKING AROUND FOR SO LONG FOR
TAYLOR SANG WITH JT WHOS HER FAVORITE AND IT WAS KILLER
ANOTHER NEW STYLE DRESS TOO

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The latest clip from BBC One, Waris Hussein: Peter and Jenna, is short but great to watch. I finally got to catch it on my iPhone when it’s, for some reason, not loading properly on my desktop. I took some nice snapshots from behind-the-scenes footage from the episodes Into the Dalek and Last Christmas. On the latter, we finally get to see some alternate views of when the Doctor swings Clara around to talk to her! :)

The clip is mostly about Waris complimenting Peter’s Twelfth Doctor as well as admiring Clara for her sparky personality. For those who don’t know, Waris directed the 1963 episode, The Unearthly Child, with the First Doctor, William Hartnell, and among many others during the Classic Doctor Who era.

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