Monthly Archives: March 2014

This week in the Slacktiverse, March 29th, 2014

(posted and compiled by Silver Adept, standing in for chris the cynic, written by members of The Slacktiverse)

The Blogaround

  • No submissions this week; feel free to comment with things you think fit.

In Case You Missed This

Things You Can Do

  • No submissions this week; feel free to comment with things you think fit.

–Co-authored by the Slacktiverse Community

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Deconstruction Round Up, March 28th, 2014

(by the Slacktiverse and others; collected by Silver Adept, while chris the cynic plots the downfall of the greedy elite.)

The point of these posts is threefold:

  1. To let people stay up to date on ongoing deconstructions. (All ones on our list, including finished and stalled ones, here.)
  2. To let people who can’t comment elsewhere have a place to comment.
  3. To let people comment in a place where people who can’t read disqus can see what they have to say.

Ana Mardoll: Ana Mardoll’s Ramblings

Multiple Deconstructions:

Erika M. and Will Wildman: Something Short and Snappy

Fred Clark: Slacktivist

Froborr: My Little Po-Mo

InsertAuthorHere: My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

Mouse: Mouse’s Musings

Philip SandiferPhilip Sandifer: Writer (formerly TARDIS Eruditorum: A Psychochronography in Blue)

Please comment or e-mail us if we’ve forgotten anybody or you have anyone to add. Or if any links are broken, or if you’re linked to and don’t want to be, or if [insert thing that does not sequit here], or for more or less any reason really.

Open Thread: You And What Army?

(by Silver Adept)

The news of the past few weeks has had a lot of reporting on Russia invading Ukraine and then claiming the Crimea region wanted to be annexed into he Russian Federation. It was a clear violation of the agreement regarding Ukraine’s sovreignty, and that the agents who carried this out may not have been wearing identifying insignia is even more disturbing, and I wonder if it doesn’t constitute war crimes.

What sort of things do you think about this situation? Are there other grabs of power happening that need to be commented on? If you were in charge of your own personal army, what change would you bring upon the world?

Open threads are what you need them to be. If the topic doesn’t suit, or you have other things you want to talk about, feel free to change the conversation.

Board Business, March 26th, 2014

(posted by Silver Adept, stepping in for chris the cynic.)

Irregular Business

In a world where technology replacements were always sure and swift, chris the cynic would be back with their beloved community. Alas, this is not the case.

Regular Business

There is no submission deadline for articles and open thread suggestions.  Send them any time. Please. They do not have to be Srs Bzns topics, either. The Eternal Dilemma Of Hot Dogs versus Hot Dog Buns is a perfectly good open thread topic.

The Submission Deadline for the weekend post is 20:00 (8PM) US Eastern Time (UTC-5) 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, strongly encouraged, 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.

Deadlines
Again, none for articles and open thread suggestions, 20:00 (8 PM) US Eastern Time (UTC-5) 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.

Writer Workshop for March 26, 2014

(Posted by Silver Adept, standing in for chris the cynic).

Those of you who also frequent Ana Mardoll’s Ramblings will find this somewhat familiar.  Here, as there, it was requested that there be a regular post to talk about writing projects (and other artwork-creation). Thus this post exists.

Pencil by Elisa Xyz

What are you working on? How are you feeling about it? What thoughts and/or snippets would you like to share? How does your activism work into your art? What tropes are you hoping to employ and/or avoid? Are there any questions you’d like to ask or frustrations you’d like to vent?  Writing workshop below!

Open Thread: Under the Influence

Lonespark suggests the following as an open thread topic:

Authors who have influenced you. The meme I saw asked for 15…we could break it down to different genres or media…they specifically said to include poets, but that could be its own list. Plus I did put playwrights, but really I think that could be a different category…

What do you think? For those who write, who inspires you? For the ready of us, have the berm writers that have changed your outlook or influenced how you think of act in the world?

As a reminder, open threads are about all things to all people. Prompts are provided to get the conversation started, but take it where you need it to go. Additionally, open thread ideas are always welcome at all times.

This week in the Slacktiverse, March 22nd, 2014

(posted and compiled by Silver Adept, standing in for chris the cynic, written by members of The Slacktiverse)

The Blogaround

  • No submissions this week; feel free to comment with things you think fit.

In Case You Missed This

  • No submissions this week; feel free to comment with things you think fit.

Things You Can Do

  • No submissions this week; feel free to comment with things you think fit.

–Co-authored by the Slacktiverse Community