This week in the Slacktiverse, February 2nd, 2014

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

The Blogaround

Coleslaw wrote:

I give my opinion about a T-shirt I see advertised online. Cutting Loose is my review of Attica Locke’s novel, The Cutting Season.

Over the past two weeks, Storiteller has shown a lot of proud mama tendencies.  In My Baby as Yoga Teacher, she thinks about how her son demonstrates many of the core philosophical tenants of yoga, what she can learn from him, and what she will need to teach him as he grows up.  In Milestones to Milestones, she reflects upon the big leaps he’s made in development and how many of them haven’t been as straightforward as the books make them seem.

Inquisitive Raven wrote:

Last week I posted about becoming a Kitty Foster Mom. I’ve also been trying to put up weekly posts about adoptable cats at my local PetSmart.

chris the cynic wrote:

I wrote “under control vs. under control” a post about the difference between suppressing something and using it in healthy ways, the post has spoilers for Wreck it Ralph and Frozen.

I responded to Joss Whedon’s trans*phobic gender essentialist tweet (which he assures us was not serious and thus does not need an apology.)

On the fiction front I wrote a Skewed Slightly to the Left fragment about how Cameron and Tsion crossed the border.  I wrote both Snarky Twilight and Edith and Ben fragments this week as well.  The Snarky Twilight one had to be cut off early because of time so it only covers from when Bella met Carlisle and Esme to when Alice arrived (or rather, when Alice as supposed to arrive).  The Edith and Ben fragment, not written under time constraints, covers everything from meeting the parents to the piano solo.

I commented on a movie that cannot possibly live up to its name: The Wolf of Wall Street which I am almost entirely sure is not about a werewolf terrorizing corrupt bankers.

And finally I returned to making monthly indexes of what’s been posted on the blog, but it’s been so long that the index I made this week was for October 2012.  (So a fair amount of election talk, marriage equality talk, and when Whedon endorsed Romney in hopes of bring about the zompocalypse.)

On the Slacktiverse itself:

In Case You Missed This

Firedrake wrote:

Disease outbreaks that could have been prevented by vaccination.

Flooding on the London Underground (pictures).
It appears that the builders were working in the room next door, and
the concrete blew out the common wall. Fixed within 24 hours, largely
thanks to sugar (which retards concrete curing).

De-gender-stereotyping book
“What are you playing at?” Lift the flaps to flip the gender stereotypes.
Kind of sad that this is still needed, but hey, since it is…

Coleslaw wrote:

Usually I don’t recommend Tiger Droppings to Slacktivites because it can be triggery, but this post, about an end times pamphlet the author received (with pictures), is hilarious and I don’t think needs a content warning.

Things You Can Do

Firedrake wrote:

If you’re in the UK, you have about a month left to opt out of
care.data (your medical records being sold to the world and his dog).
You probably haven’t heard about this. http://care-data.info/

–Co-authored by the Slacktiverse Community

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