A friend pointed out that the director of Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, and others has a new show out, again with a strong connection to music: Carole & Tuesday. It appears to be seeing some fansubbing c/o PA-Subs, and the English dub may be available on Netflix. The basic premise is a girl from the countryside heading to the city, meeting up with someone who turns out to be her future musical partner. Intriguingly, though I don't think there's more continuity than that, the setting is the same city as in the Cowboy Bebop finale, 18 months later. You can find the torrents over here.
Some encouraging news on the SF political front! Chesa Boudin wins the DA race. He "ran on a platform to end cash bail and dismantle the war on drugs, and was endorsed by Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders.". "Boudin is the child of Weather Underground activists Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert, who were both incarcerated when he was still a toddler."
Here's a handy site if you read many daily comics: Comics RSS, providing feeds for strips whose sites lack them, such as Heavenly Nostrils, Nancy, and Scenes from a Multiverse. So, not only do you not need to visit that site regularly, but you get the actual strips in your feed rather than just their front pages - previously, I had those strips in a Comics folder in Safari's bookmarks, and would open all of them in one go, but the site design means the main strip URLs then make you click through for the latest strip. Nicely convenient now!
Remember the dragonfly-like aircraft in Laputa? Someone's made a radio controlled model of one, and it flies astonishingly well. =:D
Here's a rather special font, being based on a typeface designed by one of the first Japanese publishers of English books, Takejiro Hasegawa. "For those of his publications made with the old methods (all hand-carved and hand-printed), he ran into a problem with the English lettering. The results on the printed page were not attractive, as the traditionally trained carvers fundamentally had no ‘feel’ for the strange (to them) angular shapes of the western letters. So he came up with the idea to work out a set of English letters in a style that could be drawn with a traditional Japanese brush, and which could thus be carved in a natural manner by his craftsmen."
You may, having spent some time on the net, be curious as to just where the internet comes from. Here's an illuminating documentary on the topic. =:)
Of course, I had to check this article out.. "Killer Rabbits in Medieval Manuscripts: Why So Many Drawings in the Margins Depict Bunnies Going Bad"
Did you know that Public Health England invites all members of the public to send them dead mosquitos?
A good webcomic to try: How to be a werewolf. It's ongoing, but there's not so much you'll spend years trying to catch up, à la Wapsi Square. You'll probably get a good idea if it's something for you within a few strips.
Ooh! And if you're familiar with My Dragon Girlfriend, here's a piece of myself and someone very special to me. ^_^