On Cate Sings, however, the Advent Calendar continued, with Gaudete! for Gaudete Sunday (also known by us as Pink Sunday, because of the funky vestments), O Come, O Come Emmanual on Monday, and the Coventry Carol on Tuesday. Wednesday was the Australian Carol of the Birds, and Thursday a Byrd of quite another feather, mixed with some jazz piano. Friday was Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, a beautiful carol with a very unfortunate (and orgasmic!) alto line. And we finished the week on Saturday, with the King’s Singers – all six of them – performing Tallis’s Spem in Alium, a motet in 40 parts.
And now I’m off to sing (every day between now and Christmas, actually) and bake (ditto) and hopefully sleep a bit so that I’m not a complete write off for Midnight Mass followed by 10am Mass (aka Zombie Mass) on Christmas Day.
Enjoy your weekends, everyone, and enjoy the break if you get one and Christmas if you celebrate it.
chris the cynic wrote:
I wrote a post about how doing something for a perfectly good reason can still result in unnecessary blowback if you refuse to tell anyone what that good reason is. (This includes telling the news media but not the person/entity you did the thing to.)
On the fiction fron I wrote Skewed Slightly to the Left: The first good news, Edith and Ben – Step into sunlight, Snarky Twilight: Vampires Sparkle, and an original piece in which a dragon meets someone who wasn’t supposed to have been sacrificed called, “The wrong Sacrifice”
With “School” I wrote about how things were going. With, “What to do when the world ends tomorrow/today,” I gave my standard predicted end of the world advice, and with “If the world did end today,” I combined the two concepts in a poem that I didn’t really set out to write. Oh, I also used the whole end of the world thing as an excuse to post pictures of sunsets and sunrises.
An I made an index for my examination of Deus Ex.
This week froborr wrote:
Anyway, just like last week, this week’s post is my best to date. I think that means I get to declare myself to be on a roll. Friendship Is Alchemy continues with albedo phase, a time of purification, returning to innocence, and blank flanks: Those ponies over there are watchin’ me! (Call of the Cutie)
Last week 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.
Last week Storiteller wrote:
In Case You Missed This
The factory where more than a hundred people died in a fire knew it was a fire risk, it wanted to change that before anyone got hurt. Two companies stopped that from happening. You’ll recognize their names.
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Last week kisekileia wrote: