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Cat Help

So, this is how I get work done.

Or, rather, don't get work done.

Etrigan is an asshole. He gets into my lap whenever he wants, like it never even occurs to him that he isn't welcome, and he takes up ALL THE SPACE for as long as he wants. That is sometimes for an hour, and sometimes for five seconds, when he hears something that might be food-related. He doesn't give a shit if I'm busy doing something else.

He will sometimes try to trick us into playing with him by taking a toy mouse and leaving it on the couch or on the chair, and when we pick it up so we can sit down, he streaks over and stops inches away, like the Road Runner, and waits for us to throw it. And we feel so guilty for getting his stupid little hopes up that we throw it, and his very obvious, completely transparent trick works.

He's going to the vet on Thursday, because he's been sick a lot lately, with epic barfings. So cross your fingers for the little turd. I love him.

Etrigan's Derp Face 01

Etrigan's Derp Face 02

Etrigan's Derp Face 03

But what I really came to show you is this:

Lady Fox Finished

She needs a bit of touching up, but she's done. That's the actual ink drawing that will become one of the prints we are putting out with the novel. She's 9x12, but the prints might be smaller, we haven't decided yet. Get 'em here!.

Also, you can get the originals, if you're quick. Go here and scroll down to where it says Original Art Print Package, and there you go.

The Golden Mask's portrait isn't done, but you can see him in progress here:

Fox and Mask progress

Also a neat progress shot of Fox. The Mask will be done hopefully tomorrow, but most likely Thursday.

I have to say, his feathers are jaunty as fuck.

ETA: We had a couple folks ask about this. If you have already donated/want to donate, and you later want to donate more to get the next perk on the scale, we will TOTALLY work with you on that. Indiegogo doesn't have support for that through the interface, but we will 100% work with you to get you the package you want. *nods* You can contribute extra without selecting a perk by clicking the "Contribute Now" button on the right under the progress totals.

Ticker! So close! 76%!

Date: 2012-09-26 10:56 am (UTC)
perlmonger: (dead)
From: [personal profile] perlmonger
Etrigan's teeth are almost as impressive as Henry's! (Henry is fully qualified to appear in a vampire movie, for blue vampires with golden eyes).

All healing thoughts in his direction from over the pond. Barfing is what cats do, so hopefully there's nothing serious wrong.

Date: 2012-09-26 10:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I also want to point out that is you have already donated, and you want to upgrade your perk, let us know and we can do that. Indiegogo leaves that up to us. So if you want the Original Art Print Package, but you already laid in $75 for the Hero Package, we are willing to upgrade you for $225 - just as an example.

Date: 2012-09-26 11:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Nice work!

Also, Etrigan is adorkable.

Date: 2012-09-26 11:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
He just . . . looks like that. All the time. He's really fucking cute. Which is a good thing, because he is a real pain in the ass. A very sweet and gentle and loving pain in the ass, but a pain nevertheless. I mean, he answers to "Asshole." That should tell you something.

Date: 2012-09-26 06:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Sounds like your Etrigan and my Jackson were cloned from the same ball of yellow-eyed, black-furred vamp-kitty derp. Awesome.

Date: 2012-09-27 08:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
There seems to be quite a few of this particular model running around. Faulty release? They sure are cute, though. And very sweet.

Date: 2012-09-27 08:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Quite possible. Wouldn't trade him for the world, though:

Since Monday, he has gotten himself closed in the closet while I showered, rolled off the sofa bed while grooming, apparently did not notice my 6' 2" friend sitting in the armchair the other night and pounced on his stomach, and last night he overshot the corner of the sofa when attempting to move in for scritches (because he needs ALL THE SCRITCHES, and all ur cuddles r belong 2 him), landing on the other side of the corner. He also drools when he's happy. Would. Not. Trade.

Date: 2012-09-28 09:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My parents' dog answers to 'butthead'. He was very much the butthead as a young dog, and still can be when other dogs are involved. He also has a similar make-you-play technique - he'll shove what he wants you to throw into your hand, and if you drop it he'll just shove it into your lap. It used to be he would do that dozens of times until you finally gave up and threw it, and if you threw it once, you had to throw it at least a dozen times. That dog would fetch until he puked, and then still want to keep going (you know, after he ate the puke. Dogs and cats are gross.) And he pretty much brought you something any time someone sat down on the couch.

Thankfully, now that he is older, he is much, much less determined to get people to throw things. Still a butthead to other dogs, though, and my service dog is just barely learning how to deal with it.

Now imagine that dog being built like a corgi, except with longer legs. He's half corgi, half Australian cattle dog, so especially as a young dog, he could literally run for hours. And as a matter of fact, kind of needed to, if you didn't want things destroyed.

For all that, he's a remarkably charming little boy. It was nice, this last time visiting, when he was so excited to see me.

Date: 2012-09-26 11:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Derpy Panther is Love!

You can't blame him for being sneaky/clever about getting you guys to's a major thought in his head:

Etrigan: *loves you*
Etrigan: Oooh! Throw the mouse! Throw the mouse! Throwthemouse! Throwthemouse! Throwthemousethrowthemousethrowthe mouse!!!
Etrigan: Wha'?! FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD! Oh, wait!
Etrigan: *loves you*

Repeat as necessary.

Date: 2012-09-26 11:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That is EXACTLY his thought process. It is so SWEET.

He is the sweetest cat, bar none, I have ever had. There is not a mean bone in his body. There is not a single iota of him that means any real harm to anyone. He's gentle and loving and dumb as a bag of rusted hammers. I really adore him. His complete enthusiasm for life is just . . . unbearably disarming. Nothing seems to subdue him for long. Not even mass barfings.

Date: 2012-09-26 01:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I try to remember that kind of "keep going! keep going! keep going!" thing both he and Dione used to do when I'm in pain or really sick. Dione would push through EVERYTHING to be able to continue to eat/play/love. That was her 'thing' just like it's his, and I admire that kind of focus in such sweet creatures.

Wish I had half their energy!

Grey :)

Date: 2012-09-27 12:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You DO realise, he's lying there wondering why both of your characters do not wear black cat masks, right?

Date: 2012-09-27 08:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
BUT OF COURSE. That makes perfect sense!

Date: 2012-09-26 12:19 pm (UTC)
elialshadowpine: ([me] July 2012)
From: [personal profile] elialshadowpine
Aww, the teensy fans are ADORABLE.

Date: 2012-09-26 12:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Love the pics!! :)

Date: 2012-09-26 01:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
He has the cutest fangs ever!

Date: 2012-09-26 02:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes, this! I love his little fangs.

Date: 2012-09-30 09:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Vampire kitteh!

Date: 2012-09-26 02:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I can't get over how big Etrigan's got!

Date: 2012-09-26 06:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
THIRTEEN POUNDS. He's enormous!

Date: 2012-09-30 09:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My Gunny is 15.5 pounds. I call him a "major pussums". At that, though, he's less "major" than the first 2 cats we had when we were married: they were 17-18 pounds of puss each.

Date: 2012-09-26 02:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Such a gooficat! I love his fangs there!

Date: 2012-09-26 03:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Vampire cat!

Date: 2012-09-26 03:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Isn't amazing how 9 pounds of cat can become the boss of you?

Date: 2012-09-26 06:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes! He knows he can have allmost anything he wants. Thankfully all he really seems to want is food and playing and snuggles.

He's thirteen pounds now. THIRTEEN.

Date: 2012-09-26 07:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thirteen pounds?! Good gravy!

I hope you allow time for offerings of tribute to your lord and master.

Date: 2012-09-26 03:59 pm (UTC)
ashbet: (SpottedBelly)
From: [personal profile] ashbet
Lots of good kitty-vibes for your sweet derpy panther <3

And these pictures are amazing -- heee!!!

LOVE the artwork -- it's neat seeing your process, and the finished work of Lady Fox is BEAUTIFUL, and the Golden Mask is coming along wonderfully!

Odd question . . . is there any option to just buy the prints, if you've already bought a website membership? I'm trying to keep my collection of printed books to its already-extensive "minimum" (in part because I haven't been well enough to unpack all of them yet, blargh), but I'd happily kick in another $25 to get copies of the art!


Date: 2012-09-26 06:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes! Just let us know what you want and we can upgrade you.

Date: 2012-09-26 08:05 pm (UTC)
ashbet: (AngelAndi)
From: [personal profile] ashbet
Excellent!! Thanks so much!! :D

I'd already gotten the website membership, and with my additional donation, I'd love to get a copy of the prints when they're released. I'm -- and if you need my name/address info, just message me :)

So happy to see you guys approaching your funding goal . . . I've been putting the word out right and left, which I hope has helped a little!


-- Andi <3

P.S. Many good health vibes for Etrigan -- I was too overwhelmed by cute in my original comment to say it in text!

Date: 2012-09-26 04:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Your artwork is gorgeous!

Hope the little guy is okay.

Date: 2012-09-26 04:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Etrigan is gadorable.

And I LOVE Lady Fox. Love.

Can't wait to read it... :-)

Date: 2012-09-26 06:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It is about 12 chapters along and it is really, really good so far! I hope you do enjoy it!

Date: 2012-09-26 05:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
OMG DERPY PANTHER. *so many long distance snuggles*

He's a vampire! If he bites other kitties, do they become barfing sweethearts, too?

Also, JEEBUS YOU'RE AN AMAZING ARTIST. I already knew this, but it bears repeating.

Date: 2012-09-26 06:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think he drains IQ points and not blood. He is fond of necks. Just ask Smooch. Their little manly love sessions have lots of prolonged neck biting.

Date: 2012-09-26 07:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have to ask, but does he still get along pretty well with Fish? I still think that video of him trying to nurse on her was the sweetest thing evar, zomg. *squees*

Date: 2012-09-26 07:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
He chases her and loves her and tacklehugs her and she squalls and bites him and runs away and beats his ass down and then washes his ears and head. So, yeah, they get along okay.

Date: 2012-09-27 02:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
A little tough love from the Fish, eh? That sounds like her style. :) I, too, love his adorable little fangs and his shiny black fur. What a sweetie!

Date: 2012-09-27 08:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Awww. <3<3<3 That's so sweet.

(And you can tell we're both cat owners because a non-cat owner would probably be confused by that. :D)

Date: 2012-09-26 09:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I love his fangs. XD And his completely derp expression in most of those pictures.

Date: 2012-09-27 08:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I would love to get good pics of my Bitty like that. He's so so hard to photograph, though! When my Bitty is showing me loves he lifts his lip and rubs one of his canines on me. My best friend and I call it "Getting a Bitty Toof."

Date: 2012-09-27 08:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Bahaha! AWWW! I love it when they do that. The face-rubs. With teef is even better.

Date: 2012-09-28 04:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I made this ( for you, but I'm too dumb to grab the image off the quickmeme site, so... here's the link.

Date: 2012-09-28 05:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

You just made my evening. Thank you.

That is perfect. PERFECT.

I will post it for all to see as soon as I'm no longer on the tablet thingy and can actually type.


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