(posted by chris the cynic; written by members of The Slacktiverse)
- Storiteller had a couple of very action-packed weeks, with the introduction of a brand-new person into her life much earlier than expected! Her son, nicknamed Little Bird, arrived 3 1/2 weeks early in a whirlwind birth that felt rather cinematic. Before then, she was trying to prepare for him and cramming in a few additional adventures before he came.
- In A Day in the Life During the Third Trimester, she describes an hour-by-hour break-down of what it’s like to be very, very pregnant.
- The Agony and Ecstasy of the Third Trimester talks about how despite the physical discomfort, she was more emotionally and mentally healthy during this time than any other. (Content note: Pregnancy complications, pregnancy loss/miscarriage)
- Her links in What I’m Reading This Week cover effectively managing (and minimizing) toys, star watching with kids, Donald Grump on Sesame Street, a “lost” Martin Luther King Jr. speech, and how parking minimums hurt poor neighborhoods.
- Exploring Wonder at the Renwick Gallery provides a walk-through of a unique exhibit of room-size art at one of the Smithsonian’s lesser-known museums.
- A Toddler’s Guide to Starting Seeds follows how she planted basil and tomato seedlings with her two-year-old son to transfer later to the garden.
- Welcome to the World, Little Bird! is a brief introduction to her new, beautiful son.
- In a guest post on the Good Mother Project, Unexpected Complications, she describes a particularly difficult time in her pregnancy, when she needed to go to the emergency room for bleeding. (Content note: Pregnancy complications, pregnancy loss/miscarriage)
- Holidays become a little different with a two-week-old in the house, as she describes in Easter: Candy, Eggs, and Grace.
- chris the cynic wrote:
- I wrote a bit of exposition from the point of view of someone who is not an alien (born on earth, heritage from elsewhere doesn’t change the fact that that makes one an earthing) which was talking about the other not-aliens, and how you might have misconceptions about them because of pop culture and such. Entirely new setting.
- I pushed the story about Ron and Shego (the good and evil sidekicks in Kim Possible) getting fused into one being to the point where the fusion has a name.
- I’ve been trying to write three scenes showing important junctures in the relationship between a homeless by choice mostly human trans male, a slightly romantic consent respecting succubus, and a binary conforming gender-fluid human runaway. I’ve been failing. So I wrote about that instead. Included is a fair amount about how Succubi and Incubi differ from humans when it comes to gender and sex in the setting in question.
- I wrote about the implications of and inevitable fallout from the events of the DS9 episode In the Pale Moonlight and how that really means that we should have massive follow up fiction about Romulans, their internal politics, and their eventual war with the Federation (which they’re almost certain to win.)
- I had the first installment of the Kim Possible decon at the new “four posts to the episode” pace. In the first quarter of episode four I found cause to talk about unfortunate differences in the coverage of Kim’s mom versus her dad, missed opportunities in the characterization of the cheerleaders, and the treatment of Ron.
- I had a short thing where I made fun of the way the Pevensies talk in The Horse and His Boy while discussing their apparently advanced naval weaponry.
- On international day of trans visibility I noted that I’m not invisible.
- I had a general brain dump of thoughts and ideas that came when watching Them! (1954), unfortunately I only started recording such things when the movie was mostly over
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