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A piece for Entertainment Weekly. The piece as it appeared in print was a pink wash, and lighter – that was a good call by the magazine; it printed well and it looked better in the context of the magazine. This is how the piece looked when I first submitted it. A bit on the cold-and-bleak side which, y’know, is great for my tastes, but not great for every job!Darn you, Reese Witherspoon (lower right). I was utterly defeated by your likeness.
Illustration for Entertainment Weekly; the brief I was given stated:
I submitted two versions of this; one in which Covfefe looked like Hodor (albeit with bright ginger hair), and this one. The former is the version that went to print. You can see it here: www.instagram.com/p/BVSqaVoD1A…
“Game of Covfefe – In this spin-off we meet Hodor’s Brother, Covfefe. He’s a dullard who can only say ‘covfefe’ but is a rabid Winter is Coming denier. He believes global cooling is a hoax perpetrated by the Iron Born.“
On June 16th, 1987 the first-ever caller dialed into SDF-1, an anime-fandom-oriented bulletin board system running on an Apple IIe down in Texas. In 1991 the system was transformed into a public access Unix system, running Interactive System V on an i386 PC.
Today – thirty years later – SDF is still still providing free Unix shell accounts and email, as well as Web site hosting, VOIP services, cloud storage, federated social media (Mastodon and GNU social), a streaming radio station (hop on for an open mic session sometime – you don't have to be a member!), and a gaggle of other features and services, not the least of which being ... Gopher site hosting!
I signed-up in 2013 to play with Gopher. The system was so fun and useful that I upgraded my paid membership tier a couple of times and I’m still on there. My personal website is hosted there. SDF has had tens of thousands of account registrations over the decades and, while most users come and go, there are always a few dozen active users posting messages on BBOARD, chatting in COM, or quietly coding, learning, experimenting, and creating with the systems and resources available. It’s a great little community to be part of.
So, here’s my small contribution for SDF’s 30th. We’re gonna stick this on some merch and have it available in the fundraiser store. Stickers are on the way; other stuff later maybe. I’ll keep you posted.Come check us out! sdf.org