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Introducing what I call... "Summer Stripes".

As commissioned by a certain freelance artist named +Rhys​​​​​​​; real name withheld until the T-shirt campaign kicks in. Equipped with snorkels, water cap, and rubber raft--all while the sun shines behind him. (And just as I visualised it all along.) Helps that our subject, boy raccoon wonder Samson Dixwell, takes a cruise to Carriacou in the first installment of my forthcoming Unspooled series.

Any day before July's over, you'll see our collaboration on Teepublic. The sooner I receive my first royalties at this vendor, the sooner I'll pay him the T-shirt's selling price ($20) as the reproduction rights fee. Not to mention I'll credit both of us as co-creators--me for the character design and concept, and him for the portrait you're now gazing at.

For now, have a safe and enjoyable summer--and don't get into trouble on the beach! And as always, wish me luck on that book, that T-shirt, and that PC recovery plan.

Fun facts:
• Sam's species, Procyon lotor minor, is native to Guadeloupe (north of Dominica, his homeland as well as mine).
• Raccoons don't really need sunscreen; their fur already takes care of things. (+TV Tropes​​​​​ points that out in their coverage of Timothy Goes to School; "Taking the Plunge" is the fanservice episode in question.)
• This would've been titled "Summer of Sam" otherwise, but a 1999 film bearing this name deals with some decidedly family-unfriendly subject matter, and I don't want any potential customers to pick up on that reference. (For the rest of you readers, +Wikipedia​​​​​​​ and +IMDb​​​​​​​ have you covered.)

Also coming soon to +Flickr​​​​​​​, +Redbubble​​​​​​​, +DeviantArt.com​​​​​​​, FurAffinity, and Inkbunny.

For previous portraits of the boy raccoon wonder, please see:
https://plus.google.com/103283675665371670119/posts/5gE7AhZpX9b (+Yuki Pooki​​​​​​​​​​​/NanoButt, June 2015)
https://plus.google.com/103283675665371670119/posts/ATXnKRecn96 (+Kaija Akins​​​​​​​​​,​ July 3)
https://plus.google.com/103283675665371670119/posts/SYiuRgnumt4 (+Tango Delta​​​​​​​, July 17)

For the original pitch at Furry+ (where I am a moderator), please see https://plus.google.com/103283675665371670119/posts/cUedityW8Qj.

(Officially sanctioned commission, first seen in a Hangouts thread at 4:02 a.m. yesterday.)

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Dedicating this piece to those in my homeland affected by Tropical Storm Erika, as well as the families/friends/victims of the July 15 attack in Nice, France.

(Original content in the Unspooled project—including the characters, various drafts/working notes, and this piece of fan art—is available in the public domain worldwide under CC0 [+Creative Commons​​​​​​​​​​​​​] and Kopimi [Piratbyrån].)

(For +Zannah L​​​​​​​ [who assisted me in the ethics of such a deal], +Jon Lim​​​​​​​ [whom I must thank for recommending Teepublic in the first place], and +Nicola Smith​​​​​​​ [who gave me the Teefury suggestion as well]. Also saying hi to the regulars: +Franck RABESON​​​​​​​​​​​​​, +Jim the Otter​​​​​​​​​​​​​, +Jacob Bridenbecker​​​​​​​​​​​​​, +Professor Fennec​​​​​​​​​​​​​, +Sean Cushing​​​​​​​​​​​​​, +Mikko Kai​​​​​​​, +Elizabeth Johnson​​​​​​​​​, +Fluffy the Wonderwolf​​​​​​​​​, +ABunchofWeirdPeople Pros.​​​​​​​ [a.k.a. Katherine Cook, a.k.a. Darou Dogaroo], +Zack Casey​​​​​​​​​,​ +Furryhart the Starcat​​​​​​​​​​​​​ [a.k.a. Lonnie Evans], +GoofyStone AJ​​, +Maxaroni And Cheese​​​, +Larry Fournillier​​​​​​​​​​​​​, +Sam Diggy​​​​​​​, +Anthony Deane​​​​​​​, +Lechmoore Simms​​​​, +Vandy Prince​​​​​​​​​​​​​, +Clemy Durand​​​​​​​, +Gwenith Whitford​​​​​​​​​​​​​, +Mike Spinak​​​​​​​​​​​​​, +Gina Drayer​​​​​​​​​​​​​, +Lisa Cohen​​​​​​​​​​​​​, +Bliss Morgan​​​​​​​​​​​​​, +Heather Dudley​​​​​​​​​​​​​, +MrsA Wiggins​​​​​​​​​​​​​, +Mac Vogt​​​​​​​​​​​​​, +Candace Mountain​​​​​​​​​​​​​, +Debbie Ohi​​​​​​​​​​​​​, +Jonathan Piercy​​​​​​​​​​​​​, +Sylvia Sotuyo​​​​​​​​​​​​​, +Robert Zieliński​​​​​​​​​​​​​, +Nikola Sen​​​​​​​​​​​​​, +Ayumi Uesugi​​​​​​​​​​​​​, +Sharon Landis​​​​​​​​​​​​​, +Dan Miller​​​​​​​​​​​​​, +Isabelle Cardinal​​​​​​​​​, +glyn moody​​​​​​​​​, +Rick Falkvinge​​​​​​​​​​​​​, +Piti Yindee​​​​​​​, +Nina Paley​​​​​​​​​​​​​, +Eli Fennell​​​​​​​​​​​​​, +KENNETH UDUT​​​​​​, and +Polly Little​. To each and every one of you: Pleasant evening's greetings!)

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If you look closely, you can see the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House (which need no introduction).

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Sydney gleamed as if fashioned of gold, on approach late yesterday afternoon...

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Ushering in another Furry+ newcomer before six a.m. Nice to meet you!

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New design I've been trying out.
Basically my fur is blind an requirs this machine to be hardwird into him for sight, i might change its look later on but this blind thing is definitely staying.
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And, at long last... We got a street map of Hillsborough, Carriacou's lone town, to work with!

All thanks to page 248 of this 2001 edition, found through Open Library's "Search Inside" feature. Borrowing link (for registered IA users): https://archive.org/stream/isbn_9781864503050#page/248/mode/2up.

In case you can't access it: The long streets paralleling the shore are 1st and 2nd Avenue, and the short perpendicular ones are (from west to east) Brunswick, Church, Paterson, Middle, Morris, and an unnamed lane. Hillsborough's Main Street runs along the coast, with a northern T-junction at Belair Road.

With the rest of the island info across pp. 245-253, our worldbuilding worries have lessened by now--and after six months of waiting, too. Guess it's back to the synopsis while we still can....

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As found on GBooks during yesterday's overnight shift: A tale about a raccoon...with allergies.

At least someone got there before me, but I'll let Sam keep this trait. From the shelves of +AuthorHouse Publishing--but don't tell +Victoria Strauss​ of Writer Beware. If you want to buy it this Christmas (for US$3.99), here's your KDP listing.

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In this week's penultimate selection: Say hello to the Assistant Mayor. (One more before I give the gallery a rest tomorrow.)

(Taken from twitter.com/ghoulkiss/status/768948421575249920; fan piece of Bellwether by Emma Baker. Originally tweeted on August 25, 2016.)

(Fan art © Emma Baker. Character © Disney.)

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Several famous names spring to mind here: Hugh Hefner, Howard Stern, Opie and Anthony, N.W.A, 2 Live Crew, Eminem, Serge Gainsbourg, Salman Rushdie....

And with that, we're taking a breather. Off to take care of Book 1's synopsis (before I doze off)--because no proper story = no mercy. Stay tuned...there's more to come when I shuffle back on deck.

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Concluding this urban showcase with a "long time no see" highlight; one more post, and then the synopsis fix-up.

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Beim Warten auf die historischen Züge auf der Dammbrücke in Berlin-Köpenick fuhr mir am 21.08.2016 aus der Altstadt kommend auch GT6 Nr. 1597 vor die Linse.

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Briefly hanging out with the Photographers; first of three in this morning's cluster.

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And speaking of that little town in the Grenadian outpost...

following up my last Notebook entry with this postcard was nothing short of inevitable. (Up next, another furry or two.)

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Lovely beach view of Hillsborough as we go out for our morning dives on Bobcat! #scubadiving #carriacou
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As to whether real raccoons can receive allergies, this is the closest I've come to an answer yet. (Although no specific species are explicitly mentioned.)

From "MediocreX" to a certain "Izira," back in March 2015: "Yes, it is possible.

"The human or animal body can react to an allergen (a protein that causes an allergic reaction) that comes from basically anything. Some of these allergens, however, are more common to cause an allergic reaction among a population.

_"For instance, [it] is more common for humans to be allergic to cats than to dogs.
An allergic reaction is due to the immune system reacting on non-threatening foreign proteins. The immune system can mistaken any foreign protein._

"It is believed that allergies can be prevented by exposing yourself (or your pets) to different allergens very early in childhood. Allergies [are] an increasing problem nowadays because we live in a much cleaner environment and thus do not expose ourselves, or our kids, or even our pets to things that we did naturally hundreds of years ago."

Well, Sam...there's your theory. (Until we conduct further research on the matter one day.)

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Before I return to my Notebook, a little bonus for the Region B/2 folks.

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"It is not about what is good or what might be popular, it is about what I feel like sharing. It's simple that way."

Author, publisher, digital rights advocate, Web "nomad", and pop-culture geek (for hire) residing in Waterbury, CT; originally from the Commonwealth of Dominica. "Winner" of 2012's National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) with a project originally titled Marigot Magic, which now bears the name of Unspooled.

Responsible (through his Constitution Books imprint) for an Amazon-exclusive re-issue of Gadsby: Champion of Youth, a 1939 lipogram by Ernest Vincent Wright. Wrote an accompanying behind-the-scenes essay, Skipping Fifth, especially for this edition. (A revised version was published in February 2013.)
 
Currently:
- setting up a new map on QGIS, based on the base 20 system;
- setting up the Dixwell Dossier, a Referata site dedicated to the Marigot Magic project.

Also on Bitcoin (albeit very infrequently), thanks to Fred Conez/(e)FREEZECONE on Empire Avenue. ID: 1CkSXjzcPQ559AtN9dE9GQwNgsuULeLihn.

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