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12 days into the new year, 353 to go

Maybe you made a New Year’s resolution, maybe you didn’t. Either way, you probably deserve to feel happy and encouraged in this new year. Consider adding a hearty dose of encouraging, kind animals to your dashboard.

Badly Drawn Everything (@badlydrawneverything

Reportedly features badly drawn things, yet this bee is not bad at all. This bee’s message is both positive and realistic. Cool.

Originally posted by badlydrawneverything

Toria (@toriascribblingalonewithcomics)

This Tumblr has a whole tag dedicated to motivational animals. Listen to this sloth. Don’t you dare hurt their feelings.

Originally posted by toriascribblingalonewithcomics

The Latest Kate (@thelatestkate​)

Even more positive Animalia. Maybe it’s an otter. It’s at least a cousin of the otter. Maybe it’s a polecat? Could be a ferret. Let’s not get caught up on the details, let’s just enjoy this long mammal. 

Originally posted by thelatestkate

Bonus minisode release: “The Revenge of the Janus Beast”

Our latest minisode, starring Kate Jones (voice of Rita) and Noah Simes (voice of Nureyev) as your favorite two-faced monster, is out on iTunes! (It may take a while longer for it to sync to the main page, but it’s already visible to subscribers, so make sure to subscribe!) While you’re there, remember to leave a review–can you help us hit 60 reviews by the time we release the penultimate Juno episode of the season in two weeks?

Oh, and speaking of the next episode…you’re going to want to set aside some time to listen to this one. It’ll be a doozy, but worth it, we promise. See you on October 25th for “Peter Nureyev and the Angel of Brahma.”

Friday Five Favorites

1. Favorite Watch - VOLTRON!!!!  It took me so long to hop on the Voltron train (or space robot lion, as it were) but I’m so glad I did!  This show is silly, funny, ridiculous, beautifully animated (for real, guys), filled with amazing characters (PIDGE!!!! SPACE DAD!!!!) and also contains an unusual amount of torture for a kid’s show.  If you have Netflix (and like this kind of thing) give it a try!  Pro-tip: the first episode is NOT a good representation of the show, and a bit of slog.  Stick with it!

Originally posted by doopity

2. Favorite Listen: Probably Human by Rag’n’Bone Man.

3. Favorite Read: Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews - I finally got around to reading the latest Kate Daniels book!  I loved it, but more and more I feel like the most interesting characters are the side ones.  I DEMAND A BOOK ABOUT CHRISTOPHER AND BARABAS.  DEMAND I SAY!!!!

Favorite Exercise (Move): Uh … Shavasana?

5. Favorite Eat: THIS COOKIE AND COCOA BUTTER

I bought this jar on a Friday and it was completely gone by Monday.  I think that this might be one of the treats that I can’t keep in my house without completely devouring.  Damn it was good while it lasted, though!

I’m going to tag @stronger-kail and @sternenblumen to share their favorites from the week, as well as anyone else who wants to share.  Tag me so I can see what you’re loving!

I love working with that little dog. He’s the reason the movies work so well, if I’m honest. He’s the chillest dog. He’ll do whatever you want, to the point where I’m like ‘oh no is he one of those dogs that doesn’t know how to be a dog?’ But no, we played fetch for the first time last time. I guess he just has a really serious work ethic, and I can learn a lot from him.
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Anna Kendrick Dishes On Her Latest Short for Kate Spade
“I was definitely the girl who dressed weird in elementary school,” says Anna Kendrick backstage at Kate Spade’s Spring 2016 presentation. I was really living for it.” Make no mistake, Kendrick is still living for it, albeit more sophisticatedly dressed in a chic black Kate Spade frock.

Anna talks about her new Kate Spade campaign video!

Some highlights:

“I was definitely the girl who dressed weird in elementary school,” says Anna Kendrick backstage at Kate Spade’s Spring 2016 presentation. “I wore crazy stuff. I was in 4th grade, wearing halter-tops and purple high-tops. I was really living for it.”

“I think there are actresses who even though they’re really talented, they’re known for being great beauties and that’s not really what I was ever known for so I’ve never really stressed about [my appearance],” she says.

“As long as you’re supporting women, whether you are a man or a woman or a girl who is into fashion or a girl who is not into fashion, then you’re a feminist,” she said. “All it ever has to be is supporting women. The idea that there are rules to being a feminist beyond that is hard to take.”

“I love working with that little dog,” said Kendrick. “He’s the reason the movies work so well, if I’m honest. He’s the chillest dog. He’ll do whatever you want, to the point where I’m like ‘oh no is he one of those dogs that doesn’t know how to be a dog?’ But no, we played fetch for the first time last time. I guess he just has a really serious work ethic, and I can learn a lot from him.”

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A comiXologist recommends:
Power Up #1

by: Kara Szamborski

To quote Shakespeare/Channing Tatum in She’s the Man, “Some were born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them,” and it’s the latter we’re in for with Power Up, the latest from Kate Leth (kateordie) and Matt Cummings (eiffelart) .

Our heroine is Amie Bloom, a 23-year old woman working in the local pet shop, a typical 23-year old in many respects, except all of a sudden a cosmic event maybe gives her superpowers and she has no idea what’s going on. No one seems to know what she’s talking about when she describes what happened to her, except for a mom and a dude in a baseball cap (and possibly a goldfish).

Let’s be real here. I’m on board with this series because it’s Kate Leth’s addition to the magical girl subgenre (If you’ve seen, read, or heard of Sailor Moon, you have a pretty good idea of what this subgenre entails—a team, usually all girls, is granted cosmic/magical powers to defeat a great evil. They have amazing uniforms and hair that inspires you), and I’m dying to see the uniform transformation sequences that Matt Cummings will come up with.

Consider this first issue to be the pilot episode of what promises to be a hilarious, sweet, magnificently fun series. I’m already captivated by the cute details (Colorful Canadian money! Puntastic shop names!) and need it to be next month like now so I can see what happens next.

[Read Power Up #1 on comiXology]

Kara Szamborski supervises the International Production team at comiXology and co-hosts the weekly comic recommendation podcast The comiXologist. She is the proud owner of an alarming number of nerdy dresses.