Alex Seanchai wrote:
- Prompt call! You leave prompts, I write stories and poems.
- chris the cynic wrote:
- What July was called before it was named after Julius Caesar made it into my monthly donation reminder post.
- Fleas are evil.
- Within days of sending my computer in for repairs I was back to watching VHS. Also a pseudo review of the 1991 film Deadlock.
- In my experience actual victims don’t find their tormentors calling them the harassers to be funny. Thus when a harassment site that painted itself as a victims site called the response to them “hilarious” and other things indicating non-ironic humor, I called bullshit.
- I found a wand sized piece of rebar in the street. I posted a picture of me with it and magic girl hair.
- Also, it’s my birthday on August 3rd.
- froborr wrote this a while ago, but it never made it into the post:
- First, I’ve been following Mark Watches Revolutionary Girl Utena and writing thoughts on every episode, and compiling them into five-episode “dumps” on my site. The first such is here: Utena dump, and a brief introduction about truth, and the second here. I also wrote up live Reactions While Watching Sailor Moon Crystal, Episode 1.
- I complained about the way fans tend to assume that Fair Use covers anything they want it to cover: When people talk about bronies being entitled, this shit is why
- I talked about the difference between kicking down and punching up: I’m tired of having this argument
- I had video games on my mind for various reasons, so wrote about my Favorite video game soundtracks, by era, Reflections on Nintendo’s E3 showing, and A video game story structure I’d like to see more of. In addition, I collaborated with FreezingInferno of the Nintendo Project Resumed on a post about the Mega Man/My Little Pony crossover fan game Mega Pony.
- Storiteller had some different insights into how her life could be different during the last few weeks.
- By babysitting for a friend’s child, she had a sneak peek into what having two kids might be like, as she describes in Two Is Sometimes Better Than One.
- She reflects on how privileged she is and how her husband’s emergency root canal could have played out if she hadn’t been in You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Till It Could be Gone.
- Having realized how much further she has to go in terms of listening skills, she describes how she’s trying to improve them in To Love is to Listen.
- She reflects on the last day of breastfeeding her baby in The End of a Nursing Era.
- Articles, open threads, and such on the Slacktiverse itself:
- Regularly scheduled threads on the Slacktiverse:
In Case You Missed This
- Melissa McEwan of Shakesville and Ana Mardoll of Ana Mardoll’s Ramblings both talked about a concerted effort to drive them both off the Internet through various methods of intimidation and harassment. Melissa went public about the campaign after previous attempts to minimize or ignore the attacks failed. Ana explained how the campaign uses any tactics they believe will work, including claiming that their attacks are on her behalf, to “save” her from what they believe to be a corrosive influence. When they aren’t mocking her or questioning whether her disabilities are real, that is. Kath, The Fat Heffalump, stood in solidarity, pointing out how much abuse and harassment gets sent in a daily basis from online abusers, and how often it easily crosses into offline abuse and harassment, as well, in a call to action. PZ Myers admitted that not even he was immune from hate sites, expressing confusion at why some entities make such an obsession instead of moving on from where they were banned to something else, and chris the cynic called bullshit on the harrassment site’s stated reasons and justifications for existence.To give the site one less excuse to hide behind, Ana Mardoll asked the site to stop with their behaviors, an offer refused by the site. Instead of backing off, the site continued to offer and add more disingenuous justifications for their actions, which are characterized as “criticism”, even as there is documentation of the attacks that goes well beyond the established idea of criticism.
Things You Can Do
Alex Seanchai wrote:
I’m sick of living with sporadic threats of eviction, but I can’t move out without first and last months’ rent in the bank and considerably less debt to worry about.