This week in the Slacktiverse, December 22/23

The Blogaround

elliemurasaki wrote:

http://artstrike.tumblr.com/post/38307029646/proverbs-22-16 –that’s me under a pen name, with my one of many submissions to ARTSTRIKE, a project to use art in various media (mine’s poetry) to convey a point about the US economy and/or wealth privilege and/or the fiscal cliff nonsense.

Catherine wrote:

Nothing happened on my cooking blog this week, because I was madly making confectionery, and then madly baking for my colleagues (I like to take cake around to all the admin departments at the end of the year to say thanks for making my job easier).

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:

A lot of stuff actually. Well, not all of it was since last time. I uploaded a couple of things already posted here (Transformative art/commentary/stuff and So you’ve just been turned into a zombie) and I also uploaded some stuff from more than two years ago (well before I had a blog) that being After the Zombie Apocalypse: The lack of cold medicine and it’s follow up Memories of Oil Rigs, a helicopter, a tank, and battle tactics.

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:

As usual, my new My Little Po-Mo is out a matter of hours after the Blogaround. My own fault for setting midnight Sunday as my weekly deadline.

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:

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.

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.

Things You Can Do

Last week kisekileia wrote:

–Co-authored by the Slacktiverse Community

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3 thoughts on “This week in the Slacktiverse, December 22/23

  1. froborr December 23, 2012 at 12:07 am

    As usual, my new My Little Po-Mo is out a matter of hours after the Blogaround. My own fault for setting midnight Sunday as my weekly deadline.

    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)

  2. chris the cynic December 23, 2012 at 9:41 am

    At typepad there were some who for timing reasons could never get their submissions in on time. The solution used was to add them when they came and then have a “last week” section for later addition so they’d be seen by people who only looked when the post first came out.

    Unless it becomes a problem that’s what I’ll be doing.

  3. froborr December 23, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Cool, thanks chris.

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