Board Business, February 5th, 2014

(posted by chris the cynic)

Regular Business

There is no submission deadline for articles and open thread suggestions.  Send them any time.

The Submission Deadline for the weekend post is 20:00 (8PM) US Eastern Time Saturday.

Anyone who has submissions for the weekend post should send them in.  Some people wonder if they really deserve to be in the post.  The answer to that is always the same: You do.  So try not to be afraid and do try to send in submissions if you have them.

The sections of the post are as follows:

The Blogaround

Any denizen of the Slacktiverse who has posted an article to their own website since they last submitted to a weekend post is invited, enticed, and cajoled to send a short summary of that article along with its permalink to the group email. That summary and link will be included in the next weekend blogaround. This will help to keep members of our community aware of the many excellent websites hosted by other members.

Remember, this is since you last submitted to a weekend post, not since the last weekend post. For example, if the last time you submitted was a month ago, everything you wrote since then is fair game.

In Case You Missed This

Readers of The Slacktiverse can send short summaries of, and permalinks to, articles that they feel might be of interest to other readers.  These should be sent, as you might expect, to the group email.

Things You Can Do

Anyone who knows of a worthy cause or important petition should send a short description of the petition/cause along with its url to the group email.

Again, none for articles and open thread suggestions, 20:00 (8 PM) US Eastern Time Saturday for the Weekend post.  Also, if there’s a deconstruction you feel should be in the roundup, you can suggest that at any time.
In case the links don’t work: the group email is SlacktiverseAuthors (at) gmail (dot) com.
It is perfectly acceptable to use this as an open thread, should you so desire.

One thought on “Board Business, February 5th, 2014

  1. froborr February 7, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    The usual at-work technical issues are preventing me from submitting stuff via e-mail, so:

    Inspired by a post I made at my blog, an open thread idea: Five episodes of five different shows that you really like (the episodes, not necessarily the shows). Why do you like them?


    Most of what I’ve written of interest has been covered by the Decon Roundups, but a few things slipped through due to not being deconstructions:

    In The Slender Man and “Pinkie Apple Pie” I talked about the apparent appearance of Slender Man in a few frames of the then-most recent episode of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, and shared a few thoughts on the role of intentionality in analyzing art and on the Slender Man in general.

    In Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Good Parts Version, I listed the episodes of ST:TNG worth watching for someone who’s never seen the show and wants to give it a try.

    And in Five Episodes I Like I gave my own top-of-the-head answer to the open thread I suggested above.

    And a couple of things you can do:

    My friend Viga is now successfully at college thanks to over $3,000 dollars in donations! But she’s still $3,000 short of fully paying off her tuition. Her gofundme is here, and you can get art for donating! (Details at the link.)

    Content Warning: Bullying, Suicide, Homophobia

    Michael Morones is an eleven-year-old North Carolina boy who was a target of homophobic bullying because of his fondness for My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. He attempted suicide two weeks ago, and while he will live, he is not yet coherent. Doctors believe he probably has brain damage due to oxygen deprivation, the full extent of which will not be known for months, possibly years. His parents have stated that they do not wish to see the bullies punished, but instead want to create a non-profit to educate would-be bullies about empathy and the consequences of bullying. There is a gofundme originally created to help pay his medical costs. It is well over its goal, but the excess will be going to long-term care for Michael (if needed) and getting that non-profit started up.

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