Finders, keepers….

Okay, first let’s get the past bajillion days or so out of the way; most of them (including my failed attempts to align eyes correctly without a reference) were crammed onto this one sheet of paper anyhow:

Inktober23(a little bonus linguistics homework in there — identifying different morphemes in Spanish words, and the due date for a quiz)

Oh, and then this smug little capercaillie-type dude yesterday:


And finally today, which is the result of my listening to “Emperor’s New Clothes” one too many times:


I mean really, this song is clearly written by a cat. “I am so much more than royal”; “If it feels good, tastes good, it must be mine”? Those are two of the basic tenets of cat society. Also, that old-timey “Puttin’ on the Ritz”-type melody that pops up now and again reminds me of the Scissor Sisters’ “I Can’t Decide,” which is definitely a cat song.

Interestingly, as it approaches the three-minute mark the actual video for The Emperor’s New Clothes contains one of the few cases (and one of the even fewer post-1980’s cases) where I can actually say, “that is exactly what this person sounds like he thinks he looks like when he is singing that part of that song.” Honestly, add back the eyes and teeth from this cat, and it’s not too far off from the griffins I gave them back in August. Anyhow, props to whoever put that together, and I’m a little bit jealous that *my* job doesn’t require me to dance around screaming and wearing wings with dramatic mood-lighting on occasion. (Also, I feel like that makeup job would pair well with a whole slew of childhood Halloween costumes for one of those “expectation vs. reality” memes.)


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