Apologies to Catherine, yours should have been first but the post originally went out without your contribution. Sorry, I (chris the cynic) was tired and I have no other excuse.
On my food blog, I was fairly quiet, actually, because I’ve been too busy singing and working to cook! But I wrote about World Vegan Day and gardening and insecurity and reviewed a confectionery cookbook. And I finished sorting out the horrible mess made of all my internal links and indexes when I changed service providers recently, but that is probably exciting to nobody but me…
chris the cynic wrote:
In keeping with my general plan put forward last week, but moving at the slowest pace imaginable, I wrote The line of Nyx which follows the family of Nyx from the primordial Chaos up until Eris throws a golden apple into a wedding setting into motion what will one day be the Trojan War. Look for a completely different perspective on Pandora’s Jar (which was not a box), an attempt to describe the embodiment of Day facepalming without using the term “facepalm” and, you know, stuff.
The next thing was to be the line of Pontos but I got hung up in the Nerieds (a list of fifty names and their meanings is boring as all hell) and that’s still in draft. But I did add two more Nyx scenes, one was Nyx explaining to Zeus why he should back off, which you may have read an early version of here on Friday, the other was two of her daughters (Day and Strife) observing that Rome and Carthage could have been allies had not Aphrodite and Hera messed everything up. That was based on a scene from the Aeneid, book four.
And finally I used my position as “something and overlord” to command people to cheer me up, because that totally works, right?
Ana Mardoll wrote:
Health: Depression Diaries and Hanging In There
(Content Note: Depression, Self-Harm, Shitty Doctors, Fat Phobia)
Enough people have written me about the depression posts that I felt it was necessary to have a follow-up post on depression in general. So let’s talk about depression.
Twilight: Removal of Agency
(Content Note: Agency Loss, Buffy Spoilers)
In which Bella will exercise this new-found agency only long enough to take Edward’s agency away.
Narnia: Prince Caspian, BBC-ilicious
So we’re finished with Prince Caspian the book, and we’re two posts away from starting up Dawn Treader. ARE YOU EXCITED?
My Little Po-Mo: I’m the monster. (Dragonshy)