Monthly Archives: March 2013

Cute Animal Wednesday: Kittens

(Posted by kisekileia.)

I was seriously stressed and busy on Tuesday, so the cute animals are going up today instead.

I’m keeping it simple this week: Here are adorable fuzzy kittens. All of them are from Instagram, so I don’t know who originally took the photos. I just know they’re adorable.

Nervous-looking kitty, posted by we_so_cute_. (Instagram link

kitten from we_so_cute_

And from ellie_the_alley_cat, aka Elizabeth Gonzalez, a compendium of cute fuzzy kittens. (Instagram link
Kitten from ellie_the_alley_cat

These kittens, from quiponherfeet (Keyona Mays), are just SO FUZZY. I love their cute little paws and how they’re snuggled together. (Instagram link
Kittens from quiponherfeet Keyona Mays

It’s okay, kitty! We’re friendly. (Posted by kolesova. Instagram link
Scared kitten from kolesova

I think the person who posted this next kitten, kitkate1999 (Kate Walker), is the one who took the picture, because she says she’s looking for homes for this little fuzzmeister and three others. Is anyone in South Carolina looking for a cat?

I promise there is a kitten in here, it’s just teeny tiny. (Instagram link
Adoptable kitten from kitkate1999 Kate Walker

And here is a ridiculously adorable little bundle of fluff with cute little tiny stubby legs, posted by sam_ayye (Sam Pertsas): (Instagram link

Fuzzy white kitten with stubby legs from sam_ayye Sam Pertsas

Lastly, here is a super-tiny kitten nestled safely in the arms (well, between the front legs, but you know what I mean) of a grown-up kitty that I’m guessing is the mama, posted by lukefubar (Luke Elliot). (Instagram link

Kitten from lukefubar Luke Elliot

Is there anything people would particularly like to see on future Cute Animal Days? If so, please let me know in the comments.

Updated This week in the Slacktiverse, March 3, 2013

(posted by storiteller)

The Blogaround

Coleslaw wrote:

Well, I Thought It Was Funny when my four most read posts for the week, in order, made up a message. But then, I have a warped sense of humor.

Content Note: Sexism in Pop Culture
If you want to get away with crude jokes and songs at the Oscars, That’s the Way You Do It.

Content Note: Domestic Violence
My third post, Getting Dressed, is the second of two works that I once had published and got paid for. (Both were in newspapers that solicited essays from readers for their Lifestyles sections, so neither is that big a deal.) Its publication is one of the events I referred to in my blog post about how I was once the most dangerous person on earth.

Storiteller wrote about her experience attending a local free gardening conference last weekend in Growing Urban Agriculture at Rooting DC.  She particularly enjoyed how the conference not only offered great information about growing your own food, but reflected the increasing cultural, racial, and economic diversity of the needs and people participating in Washington D.C.’s local food movement.
chris the cynic wrote:
Trig wrote:

So this week in geek news I mentioned the Python trademark woes in Europe. In humour, I linked to a Texan take on Shelly’s “Ozimandias” and a political snark on Mitt Romney.

Content Note: Racism
I also put up two posts which mention race and racism. Fiction was forced on fact in the Liberation of Paris. Meanwhile in fiction, who is the default human being?

Things You Can Do

Storiteller says:

One of my friends from graduate school who is a long-time climate change protester was arrested last year with the group No Dash for Gas for sitting on top of a power station in non-violent protest. The British government is in the process of constructing 20 new natural gas fired power stations in collaboration with utilities that will be exempt from future restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions instead of investing in renewable energy. He fully expected to be arrested, but the new twist on it is that now the utility is trying to sue the protesters for £5m. To push back and get enough bad PR for the company to drop the suit, the No Dash for Gas Campaign been going on a media blitz, including trying to get more “likes” for their Facebook page than the utility has in total.

In Case You Missed This

No news here this week. Feel free to mention anything in the comments if you think of it!

–Co-authored by the Slacktiverse Community

Deconstruction Round Up, March 1st, 2013

(by the Slacktiverse; collected by froborr)

Like chris, I was going to make the changeover to just showing things updated in the last week this post, but I’m kind of in a hurry so no major changes today.

Amarie: Amarie’s Dreamjournal

50 Shades of Gray (No index page, category, or tag)

Nothing new since last time.

Ana Mardoll: Ana Mardoll’s Ramblings

Multiple Deconstructions:

Apocalypse Review: Apocalypsereview’s Blog

Multiple Deconstructions:

Chris the Cynic: Stealing Commas

Multiple Deconstructions:

Clevernamepending: Something Short and Snappy

50 Shades of Grey: First Post

Since last time: 50 Shades Darker Chapter 8 in which Erika decides Grey being a warlock is canon

Fred Clark: Slacktivist

The Left Behind Series: First Post

Since last time: NRA: Like there’s no tomorrow

Froborr: My Little Po-Mo

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: First Post

Since last time: We brought this blizzard to our home by fightin’ and not trustin’ each other. Now it’s destroyin’ this land, too. (Over a Barrel)

RubyTea: Heathen Critique

Multiple Deconstructions:

InsertAuthorHere: Um… InsertAuthorHere

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:

Season 1 (complete)

Season 2 (complete)

Season 3 (ongoing)

Thoughts on Ponies (ongoing)

Justice_Turtle: ReadAllTheNewberys

Newbery winners / Honor Book: First post

Since last time: Newbery Honor: Nicholas, A Manhattan Christmas Story (Annie Carroll Moore)

Mouse: Mouse’s Musings

Left Behind: The Kids: First Post

Since last time: Cultural Insensitivity Ahoy!


Nathaniel: Politics, Prose and Other Things

Caves of Steel: First Post

Nothing new since last time.

Omskivar: Omskivar Reviews

Eragon: First Post
Since last time: No new posts since last time.

Philip Sandifer: TARDIS Eruditorum: A Psychochronography in Blue

Doctor Who: First Post

Since last time:
I Said, “I Hope You Enjoy Your Meal.” (Minuet in Hell)
Pop Between Realities, Home in Time for Tea 55 (Coupling)
Orb Will Soon Show Him How It’s Done (EarthWorld)

Ross: A Mind Occasionally Voyaging

Captain Power: First Post

Nothing new since last time.

Yamikuronue: Raven Wings

Multiple Deconstructions:

Please comment or e-mail us if we’ve forgotten anybody or you have anyone to add. Or if any links are broken, or if we’ve been declared princesses for figuring out a spell ancient wizards couldn’t, or for more or less any reason really.


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