On Cate’s Cates, I had a ball at the Farmers’ Market, made strawberries and cream and had a very disappointing High Tea at the Grand Hyatt, the description of which degenerated into a discussion of apoptosis.
Over on my music blog, I noted that my choir was singing about dragons and was delighted by Kristin Chenoweth singing The Girl in 14G – if you listen to one bit of music theatre this week, make it that one, because it’s incredibly clever and very well-sung!
Once again, I have only My Little Po-Mo to report. I’m working on something else, but it’s still in the very early stages. Anyway, last week I posted I’m the monster. (Dragonshy), in which I discussed how MLP implements the Buffy approach to writing villains as a method of exploring the adventure/character binary. Coming up, at midnight EST this link will work: Honey, Rarity thinks everything’s uncouth. (Look Before You Sleep), which is about kyriarchy and the intersection of class and gender.
chris the cynic wrote:
After a discussion of funerary music at Slacktivist I asked for help finding out who did a version of “Joe Hill” then found out on my own soon after leaving the post just being a place where there are videos of five versions of the song, and two versions of Portal’s “Still Alive” (original and ASL.)
I was told, both by my sister and the radio, that it isn’t Thanksgiving unless someone plays some version of the song, so I linked to the version I prefer in “How many things in the world are 18 minutes and 20 seconds long?“
On the whole Greek Myth NaNoWriMo thing I wrote (not quite in this order) to ask if people weren’t liking it, an invocation to the Muses, the line of Pontos (lots of Hercules killing things there) and, after actual research failed to turn up much on the vast majority of the Nereids besides their names, made up additional information on each of the unstoried ones.
As an aside, the probability of me hitting 50,000 words by the end of the month is just about zero. Not quite zero, but it doesn’t take a large epsilon to get the two in the same neighborhood.
In case you missed this
I am to blame for Advent Knowledge, an education Advent calendar project. Contributors post every day on their chosen topic, or add to the eclectic general pool if they only want to make a few posts, and we are always looking for more contributors. Any and all topics are welcome. This year, we have a website! Come to www.advent-knowledge.info for more details and to sign up. And then come back every day in December, to read about (at the least) chemistry, art history, ecology and atmospheric science.
Things You Can Do
Ellie Murasaki writes: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/require-producers-goods-us-markets-use-same-wage-and-worker-safety-standards-outside-us-inside/54wVDg3V because one Triangle Shirtwaist fire should have been enough.