(posted by chris the cynic, written by members of The Slacktiverse)
Despite the brutal weather, Storiteller and her family kept busy the last few weeks:
- In Kindie Rock, Ahoy, she describes her son’s first concert, a local children’s musician that sings about squid and gravity.
- In Butterflies, Spiders and Insects Galore, she recounts their trip to the Smithsonian’s Insect Zoo and butterfly pavilion, complete with tarantulas.
- In Starting Seeds with Sprout, she talks about planting seeds with her son, just the first step in involving him in planting a vegetable garden.
- Froborr wrote:
I’ve launched a new site, JedABlue.com. I’ve been posting daily, so I’ve built up quite a few things:
My new analysis deconstruction project, The Near-Apocalypse of ’09, a psychochronography of the DC Animated Universe.
I’ve posted some fiction, including a standalone, somewhat silly SF piece, “Select Instances in the History of Human-Elga Interactions“; a continuation of my ongoing Xenosaga fanfiction Der Wanderer und Sein Schatten; and the first part of an “Untitled Story About Space Lobsters Who Know Where Babies Come From But Not How They’re Made.”
I was a guest on the podcast We Are the Geek to extemporaneously overanalyze host Uncle Yo’s parody of D&D, the puppet webseries Dungeon Crawlers.
- chris the cynic wrote:
- It is, perhaps, appropriate that I forgot to do this until today. Unless a miracle happens I’ll be looking for someone to take over these so why not have what looks to be my last “this week” post go up on the same day as what looks to be my last blog post?
- If you’re interested in the history of the month of February, I talked about it in my monthly reminder that there’s a donate button because I like there to be content in those posts beyond a reminder that there’s a donate button.
- Then there was a post that was a combination of venting and random commentary on parts of the second and third seasons of Legend of Korra.
- I had an idea that you could grab (non-religious) quotes by fictional characters and use them to explain real world religious beliefs, but by the time I wrote the post I forgot all but three of them.
- In response to a post at Slacktivist I wrote dialogue that takes place in a world where RTC nightmares are true.
- And then we come to the end:
- I noticed that water that was supposed to be in the heating system was coming out of the shower. I thought I narrowed the problem down to a loose valve. I turned it the wrong way and didn’t notice the mistake for a day. Hijinks ensue. I turned the valve the correct way and everything seemed fixed.
- It turns out that, in spite of valve seemingly being the problem, it had little to do with that and everything to do with my boiler being irreparably damaged. (Probably started when I lost all heat for a few days almost a month ago and was just slowly degrading since then.)
- I can’t afford to fix the boiler. Barring miracles, cold will force me from my home (possibly as soon as tomorrow), I’ll have to move in with people who are emotionally damaging to me, and I have no idea what the future will hold. I don’t see a future for Stealing Commas. At least not in the near term. This is goodbye.
- Articles, open threads, and such on the Slacktiverse itself:
- Regularly scheduled threads on the Slacktiverse:
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I’m also running a Patreon campaign to fund The Near-Apocalypse of ’09. $2 a month lets you read the articles several months before they go on the blog (I just posted the article on “Heart of Ice,” the famous and much-loved Mr. Freeze episode); $5 gets you that plus you can watch my vlogs several weeks in advance of the blog (I am currently posting responses to three-episode blocks of Steven Universe). There’s goodies available for higher amounts, too.