(posted and compiled by chris the cynic, written by members of The Slacktiverse)
If everything were as it should be there wouldn’t have been a long hiatus, this would have been posted on Saturday, two out of the last three days wouldn’t have been Hell, Monday would have had pictures of cute wombats, and so forth. But this post isn’t about me.
In fact I want to take this opportunity to say how very much not about me things are. I’m not the only one behind the curtain, I’m not the only one in the comments, and I often wish we had more people getting in the bylines because having my name there over and over can, I think, overshadow that this place has always, since Fred created it by giving his typepad site to the community when he left for a new home on patheos, been about the community. No one person, us as a group. A group that changes with the time and whatnot, so no one member can truly represent it. Which is why I wish we were seeing more names in the byline, more links in the blogaround, and so forth.
Even if you think your blog posts are crap (and to the one person likely to think I’m singling zir out: I’m not) they were good enough for you to put out there once. Share with the rest of the class. Look at the crap I sometimes submit for [profane expletive of choice]’s sake.
Rant over, now to your regularly scheduled, except not on it’s regular schedule, post:
Besides several link dump and bookmark posts, I questioned why there isn’t a QUILTBAG blogger community to act as a counterpart to the women’s blogger community. And I posted my meatball recipe.
chris the cynic wrote:
On the original stuff front I proposed a series based around the idea of an action movie. Instead of showing the action movie, it would show all of the people who the action movie with its requisite explosions and gunfights and car chases had an effect upon. After the idea was refined in the comments (upbeat series about how one takes being run over by an action movie and still gets happy ending) I made another post on four installments of such a series (the two people who had their cars stolen for the for the chase, two street vendors who had their carts destroyed in that chase) and asked, in all seriousness, if people thought there was any chance of making this thing into a comic book/graphic novel in real life.
Had a lot of stuff on my computer but the end result is this: I have a new screen and a new cable connecting the screen to the rest of the laptop. It still cannot produce the color red but at least all of the other problems are gone.
My financial state is problematic as ever, had some posts on that. Just in general as well as thank you for donations. The fact that donations are probably the best present you can get me for my birthday on the third. How right now I can be financially OK while still on the brink of disaster in about a month. More Birthday talk.
My mental health is worse than usual. I finally got insurance (yay!) that I was due via the state but this came at the same time as the free samples of the only medication that ever worked ran out and the insurance wanted me to try a cheaper thing first which, while there was hope it might work, didn’t. So first I lost the ability to care. Most other stuff is not documented but four days ago I was laying on the floor wishing I could just close my eyes and have the world go away.
I also spent way too much time answering someone’s questions about the Avengers, when almost (but not quite) all of them could be easily answered by watching the movie.
And, to end on a happy note: I am now a published author.
In Case You Missed This
Brin Bellway wrote:
Here’s a few links people might find interesting, Silver Tyger wrote:
Reactions to My Gender – reactions to different types of cis-sexism (from Nerd is my Gender). I’ve had too many of these happen to me.
The sickening grunch – “Anyway, I was talking with another young woman about Irish monastic penitentials or something like that when a couple of guys in a big ol’ car started the wolf-whistle-leer-and-comment-suggestively bit, with particular reference to my breasts. There it was-the sickening grunch as I landed involuntarily back in my body-and not my entire body, either, but specific parts of it. The conversation was ruined.” (from Caveat Lector)
chris the cynic writes:
Ana Mardoll gave an update on the Texas Fillibuster transcript project. If you have no idea what I’m talking about go there and learn about it. Though be warned: Wendy Davis will reaffirm your faith in humanity; the other side will crush it. These two things will happen at the same time. Where you’ll end up on the other side is unclear.
Things You Can Do
I got diagnosed with asthma last week and the meds expense has kicked a nice hole in my budget. I’m offering to write fiction on commission, semi-pro per-word pricing. Details and Paypal. My preference is that all these stories be fantasy focused on marginalized people (women, people of color, queer people, people with disabilities…), but I’m willing to take a crack at about anything. I also have jewelry for sale and a book for sale (and keep an eye out for another this autumn!) If you can’t, won’t, or don’t want to pay me for art but you do want to give me a hand, signal-boost me and/or leave appreciative comments on the poetry and flash fiction on my Dreamwidth, the master publications list is here.