Map drawing day is a very dangerous day. At least, it is if you're drawing by hand. And having to do a lot of fiddly bits. And if you're not all that brilliant at drawing to begin with.
But it's fun. Even though all I'm doing at the moment is removing the outlines of continents from a world map so that I have a blank template with lines of latitude and longitude, and then repairing the bits of the lines that were damaged when continents were removed. No, I couldn't just draw up such a template myself. I tried. I failed. The programs I've got don't let me bend lines in nice, even, shallow curves, and as for doing that freehand... ha. Right. And it appears no one in the universe has any idea that SF writers might possibly want a map template without Earth's continents drawn in. Argh.
So we make do with what we have. And take breaks so that eyestrain doesn't become the death of us. I say "us" because most of this has proven immensely entertaining for the cat, and she's been "helping." Fortunate me.
So... what news have I missed whilst playing with pixels?