(Updated) This Week in the Slacktiverse November 17/18

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.

The Blogaround

Catherine wrote:

On my singing blog, I wrote about Remembrance Day and a couple of anthems that are possibly appropriate. I got frustrated with the sexism of Mozart’s Magic Flute (which is both infuriating and bizarre, since he gives the Queen of the Night far and away the best music in the opera); I found some classical music flash mobs, and some really gorgeous recordings of parts of Handel’s Messiah, including one that features interpretative dance…

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…

Coleslaw wrote:

This week I gave four examples of how My Family is So Much Nicer Than Me as they respond to Superstorm Sandy. As I reflect on the surprise some Republicans felt at the outcome of the election, I realized That Could Have Been Me. And at an event introducing this year’s LSU women’s gymnastic team to their fans, I find out where they get some of their Inspiration.

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?

froborr wrote:

In case you missed this

–Co-authored by the Slacktiverse Community


7 thoughts on “(Updated) This Week in the Slacktiverse November 17/18

  1. Catherine November 17, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    No apology necessary! I’m enjoying being part of the blogaround.

  2. froborr November 18, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Oops. I probably should have sent you my My Little Po-Mo article, huh?


  3. christhecynic November 18, 2012 at 9:35 am



    Along with Ana.

  4. kisekileia November 21, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    I realized late last night that I forgot to do the cute animal post this week. Should I do it another day or wait for next week?

  5. kisekileia November 21, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Sorry, forgot to log in.

  6. froborr November 21, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    I just put up a post, so I’d vote for leaving the cute animals until the next open slot.


    I’m starting to think we need a schedule page. With like a calendar and stuff.

  7. kisekileia November 21, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    That’s OK, Froborr. And yeah, I think a schedule page would be a good idea.

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