This week in the Slacktiverse, October 21st, 2013

(posted and compiled by chris the cynic, written by members of The Slacktiverse)

The Blogaround

Froborr wrote:

My post Wed. on “The Art of the Opening” is a fun piece on TV opening credits and what makes for a good one. Also, my most recent pony decon, “Please Don’t Be Mad at Us (Putting Your Hoof Down)” has some discussion of the damaging effect of the cultural expectation on girls to always be “nice.”

Ellie Murasaki wrote: is an essay I wrote for one of my women’s studies classes that seems also appropriate as a particularly personal blog post, but the personal is political, you know?

While Storiteller is no longer blogging at Will Bike for Change (or Pie!), she wanted to highlight a guest post she did elsewhere.  A few weeks ago, Simply Bike ran her piece on Cycling While Pregnant, where she talks about the details and quirks of biking in that emotional and physical state.

chris the cynic wrote:

The big thing this week is that in preparation for getting back into doing .hack//Sign posts I wrote a post to bring people up to speed if they wanted to start reading now without having to read all the previous posts, or if they just wanted a refresher.  That’s a text only post because I know some people have lower bandwidth, hopefully by next week at this time I’ll have a version of the post with images up too.

Other than that I had one, short silly Left Behind bit, a few image posts, a bunch of Narnia, and one thing on the less serious limitations of being broke.

The image posts were photographs of the night sky and sea, playing with a tiny image of a dinosaur, making the Mona Lisa as if done by Van Gogh via texture switching (also two things of the tiny dinosaur using the same thing), and that seems to be it.

Now for Narnia: Eustace talking to one of the background characters that pop out of existence when the main characters aren’t interacting with them, Edmund wished he were with Susan so one version of what the “No longer a friend of Narnia” scene in The Last Battle would have been like if he got his wish, another version taking into account the lipstick and nylons, a bunch of random responses to Ana’s decon of the Serpent sequence, and finally my continuation/expansion/tangent thing of a story by Gila in which the Serpent recognizes the smell of dragon on the now de-dragonified Eustace.

In Case You Missed This

Brin wrote:
This week in Science!: fish with piranha-proof scales. (Have I mentioned I highly recommend Not Exactly Rocket Science? Because I do.)
[Editor’s note: Sorry Brin, you had the very first submission and yet I forgot to include it when I first posted this.]

How The Texas GOP Is Waging A Hidden War On Women Voters – You can’t just say, “We’re taking away women’s right to vote, but what you can do is craft laws that disproportionately affect women and affect them by taking away their right to vote.

Things You Can Do

Nothing submitted this week.

–Co-authored by the Slacktiverse Community


2 thoughts on “This week in the Slacktiverse, October 21st, 2013

  1. Brin October 21, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Working link: The Art of the Opening.

    (Now to read it.)

  2. christhecynic October 22, 2013 at 5:13 am

    Thanks Brin. Should be fixed now.

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