Updated This week in the Slacktiverse, December 15/16

The Blogaround

Catherine wrote:

I’m now in the middle of confectionery madness, and I’ve sprained a finger, which isn’t helping my blogging *or* my cooking. But I did manage to pause briefly to talk about a farmers’ market and link to a really interesting post on what Mary and Joseph might have been eating during the first Christmas.

Astonishingly, I’ve actually managed to stay up to date on my musical advent calendar! On the 9th, I found a Bach Oratorio written specifically for the second Sunday of Advent, and I found a Michael Wise verse anthem for the 10th. On the 11th, I went back to an old favourite from the Renaissance, and on the 12th I found a really beautiful German magnificat by Schütz – probably my favourite thing of the week, actually. On the 13th, I found a French carol about Joseph that I have totally ear wormed myself with, and on the 14th, I discovered that some benighted soul had set Jingle Bells to several of the tunes from the Nutcracker. And yesterday, we finished the week with some penitential Purcell.

And now I must dive back into my world of sugar syrup for another week – I look forward to catching up on everyone else’s blogs once I am no longer working two jobs and singing at everything that moves (10 performances between now and Christmas – secular, Anglican, Catholic and Methodist. I am nothing if not ecumenical…).

Coleslaw wrote:

Two posts this week. Eatin’ Goober Peas is about the Civil War, a Christmas potluck dinner (with recipe), and games we played as children. If you are wondering how those all got together in one post, well, not for nothing is my blog called Word Salad. And, another year, another Christmas picture of D’Artagnan, this year Standing Guard.

chris the cynic wrote:

This week I wrote “Coping, and lack there of,” about how overcoming depression only to be faced with ADHD has rendered all of my usual coping mechanisms useless. I uploaded a couple of articles originally posted here as the exclusivity period had long since passed, those being “Long live the- wait. Why is it ‘live’?” — Or how I learned to stop worrying and love the subjunctive and The Other Side Wants To Know Too.

I pointed out that curling up in a ball on the floor doesn’t work with glasses, because it doesn’t. I said that the President stood me up again but the real issue is, as it was the first time, the unwillingness to simply come out and say the perfectly good reason team Obama has for not doing what they said they’d do and instead leave everyone in the dark. (In this case it was that dealing with tragedies is more important than giving speeches, which if they’d just said that in the first place would have left a lot of people less confused and pissed off.)

And I continued my Ancient Greek myth genealogies, this time writing The line of Theia and Hyperion Part 1 (Helios).

froborr wrote:

The Fifteen Best Anime Openings/Endings of All Time: This started as a bit of filler because I hadn’t posted about anything other than ponies in so long, and ended up being 5,000 words spread between 15 mini-analyses, a couple of which I feel ended up as actually pretty solid work. Content warnings: Several of the videos contain violence; number 13 has blood. The video I listed for number 6 is (intentionally) very fuzzy and has bright flickering lights in it, which may cause discomfort if you’re sensitive to such things.

Does anypony have a toupee? (Swarm of the Century): Star Trek, My Little Pony, and the difference between canon and continuity. A fairly important article for the My Little Po-Mo project, because it sets the stage for the next article…

We’re doomed (Winter Wrap-Up): Part one of a four-part series on Jung, alchemy, and the next phase in the evolution of the show. In this part I discuss nigredo, the black night of the soul that burns away the old self, and how that relates both to the plot of the episode (which is about tearing down winter so that spring can begin) and the need of the show to confront its failure to be the show its premier promised.

Storiteller continued a bit of a holiday theme this week with two posts about food. Because people often want to reach out to those most in need during the holidays, she wrote A Guide to Food Bank Giving. She drew inspiration from both a post linked to by Slacktiverse on why people give, as well as her own experiences organizing food drives. The holidays are also a time for parties, which she always looks forward to. While the food at her house is worth inviting people over for, she describes why the diversity of people at her parties is the favorite part in When Friends Come to Call, It’s the Happiest Season of All. If you’re looking for a cookie recipe, the post also includes one for her husband’s favorite cookies, snickerdoodles.

Things You Can Do

kisekileia writes:

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6 thoughts on “Updated This week in the Slacktiverse, December 15/16

  1. froborr December 15, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    As usual I got busy Friday and Saturday and forgot to submit anything… *sigh*

    Guess I can link them down here, if that’s okay?

    The Fifteen Best Anime Openings/Endings of All Time: This started as a bit of filler because I hadn’t posted about anything other than ponies in so long, and ended up being 5,000 words spread between 15 mini-analyses, a couple of which I feel ended up as actually pretty solid work. Content warnings: Several of the videos contain violence; number 13 has blood. The video I listed for number 6 is (intentionally) very fuzzy and has bright flickering lights in it, which may cause discomfort if you’re sensitive to such things.

    Does anypony have a toupee? (Swarm of the Century): Star Trek, My Little Pony, and the difference between canon and continuity. A fairly important article for the My Little Po-Mo project, because it sets the stage for the next article…

    We’re doomed (Winter Wrap-Up): Part one of a four-part series on Jung, alchemy, and the next phase in the evolution of the show. In this part I discuss nigredo, the black night of the soul that burns away the old self, and how that relates both to the plot of the episode (which is about tearing down winter so that spring can begin) and the need of the show to confront its failure to be the show its premier promised.

  2. christhecynic December 16, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Definitely fine posting down here, but I’ll add to the main post.

  3. froborr December 16, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Thanks, Chris!

  4. christhecynic December 17, 2012 at 9:26 am

    @kisekileia,

    Done.

  5. kisekileia December 17, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Thanks!

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