(posted by chris the cynic; written by members of The Slacktiverse)
- Storiteller has sighed an incredible amount since the election, as well as cried, held her head in her hands, and stressed about what to do next. She also did a lot of writing leading up to and after the election:
- In Saying Goodbye to My Childhood Home, she contemplated her parents selling their house so quickly that she didn’t get to have a proper farewell.
- Weddings, Threenagers, and Grace followed a hot-and-sticky wedding of two of her friends where her son was not very well-behaved. The other wedding-goers level of understanding was their saving grace.
- Why I Didn’t Make a Sign for My Son’s First Day of School is about why she bucked the trend to make fancy, Pinterest-worthy chalkboard signs for her kid’s first day.
- The Hardest Part of Parenting Two Kids is simply that – having two kids and the limited number of hours in a day they must split.
- To My Children Upon the Election of President Trump was written in a fit of frustration and despair on the day after the election. She went to bed not knowing the result, heard her husband say “Don’t quit your job” (she’s a federal employee) in the middle of the night, and woke up hoping she misunderstood him. She didn’t.
- chris the cynic wrote:
- Sorry about not getting a “This Week” post last week.
- I’ve been in a kind of superhero rut and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I’ve always wanted to have at least one shared universe with super people. So, in that arena:
- A public history of said universe
- A new index for relevant stories and such
- It’s common in fanfic to pair hero and villain. If one is on a team they don’t run, the team leader often gets the “bad guy” role of trying to break up the one true pair. Pieces of Truth is my attempt at that kind of story. (Though not fanfic.)
- Games that know they are games have a problem: it’s difficult to tell if a given bug is a “bug” that’s there to show the characters it’s a game, or a real live bug.
- It doesn’t look like it because this is two weeks of stuff, but there was a period when I didn’t post anything, so I made sure people knew that I wasn’t dead yet.
- It took me a long time to put the pieces together, and when I did I only mentioned it to one person. Now I’ve finally made it into a post. Have you ever noticed how buildings made with government funds that fulfil useful purposes are fallout shelters? There’s a reason for that. It’s a reason that has nothing to do with nuclear preparedness and everything to do with how Americans are willing to spend money.
- I wrote about the state of my life. Since it’s my life, it should probably have trigger warnings or something. I’ve lost all track of what they would be.
- Articles, open threads, and such on the Slacktiverse itself:
- Regularly scheduled threads on the Slacktiverse:
In Case You Missed This
No submissions this week.
Things You Can Do
Storiteller has put together a list specifically for parents on what they can do in response to the election: How Parents Can Help Love Trump Hate. While it is aimed at parents, a lot of the ideas are good for anyone short on time/resources.