This week in the Slacktiverse, December 9th, 2013

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

The Blogaround

Ellie Murasaki  wrote:

http://www.conallpublications.com/ is my shiny new professional website. Take a look around, see if anything interests you…

(Content note: Parenting)
After retiring her old one, Storiteller recently launched a new blog, “We’ll Eat You Up, We Love You So.” Drawing its title from Where the Wild Things Are, the blog mainly focuses on parenting, especially where it intersects with pop culture.  The first post, “We’re All Stories in the End,” reflects on the values Storiteller hopes to communicate to her son, filtered through the 50th anniversary of Where the Wild Things are and Doctor Who.  On a less fun note, she describes how her son’s regular night wakings have affected her perspective in Who Needs Sleep?   Her last post is about her son “Sprout’s” big milestones of eating solid food for the first time and celebrating Thanksgiving in Giving Thanks for New Foods.

chris the cynic wrote:

Good stuff happened.  After getting donations that allowed me to postpone my financial sky from falling I got one that was big enough to, while not fix the problems I have, at least table financial collapse for a good long while.

I pulled a bike out of the estuary, it was… an adventure.

I wrote “Snarky Twilight: The Start of Chapter 15 (Or, that time Edward stepped into a bear trap),” which is a short bit explaining how Edward is there when Bella wakes up for the start of the chapter given that Snarky-Bella didn’t let him stay the night and took precautions, and “Narnia: If the heroes did their jobs: The Dinner Party,” which is the third fragment in the continuity where the heroes of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader actually act like heroes.

On the Slacktiverse itself:

In Case You Missed This

Silver Tyger shared various links:

24 Comics That Capture The Frustration Of Anxiety Disorders (CN: anxiety, panic attacks)

What People Really Look Like. From a massage therapist’s blog. I have no idea how I came across it. “Let’s start here with what nobody looks like: nobody looks like the people in magazines or movies. Not even models. Nobody. Lean people have a kind of rawboned, unfinished look about them that is very appealing. But they don’t have plump round breasts and plump round asses. You have plump round breasts and a plump round ass, you have a plump round belly and plump round thighs as well. That’s how it works. (And that’s very appealing too.)” and “I’ll tell you what people look like, really: they look like flames. Or like the stars, on a clear night in the wilderness.

(CN: primarily uncaptioned pictures, animated gifs, bullying, psychiatric hospitalization. I haven’t watched the embedded video)
April Ashley: The Vogue Model Who Became A Transgender Icon
“Born in the 1935 slums of Liverpool, April Ashley was one of the first people to undergo gender reassignment surgery at a time when it was nearly unheard of. A secret that would eventually derail her modeling career amid public scandal.”

(CN: physical fitness, discussion of colonialism, discussion of gender ideals)

Firedrake shared nifty stuff:

reverse-engineering Vermeer
Recreating a Vermeer painting using a technique he’s thought (by some)
to have used.

experiments in generative art
Runs best in Chrome/Chromium.

Things You Can Do

No submissions this week.

–Co-authored by the Slacktiverse Community

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