The last two weeks in the Slacktiverse, January 14th, 2017

(posted by chris the cynic; written by members of The Slacktiverse)

The Blogaround

  • Storiteller has been contemplating ways to resist fascism while also raising two kids and not letting her anxiety get the best of her. Here’s what she’s been writing about:
    • What Parents Can Do To Help Love Trump Hate was written the week after the election, but it holds more true than ever. While it is written for parents specifically, it also has a lot of tips for folks who want to resist but don’t have much in the way of time or resources.
    • Sharing Values with Family Stories tells the stories that taught Storiteller much of what she believes now, such as the power of hope, adventure, and letting kids be kids.
    • Storiteller has to be one of the few parents ever to actually look forward to The “But Why?” Phase, even if it didn’t quite go as she anticipated.
    • So much of society sees our kids as a reflection of us as people. But this is Why Our Kids Are Not Our Accomplishments.
    • In Scenes from a Christmas Vacation, she recalls the good, bad, and adorable of the last Christmas at her in-laws house and the first Christmas for her younger son.
  • chris the cynic wrote:
    • Sorry, again, about not getting a “This Week” post last week and about this one being days late.
    • In my super-person universe, I have two things.  The first is part of a larger project I envision about characters who had been turned to stone, stayed that way for varying amounts of time, and then are turned back.  Said larger project is called “The Petrification Chronicles”.  While I’m doing the story of Ge first, said story begins with Des being present to magically observe the attempted depretrification of someone else.
    • The second started as a thing about super-names, but when I needed a reason for the two characters to be talking in the first place I decided to add a giant ooze monster to the beginning.  The fragment is still called, “Lots of people have code names, it’s not that weird,” and it has the now-solo Mishap meeting a non-yet-named fire elemental.
    • I wrote about how I’m interested in the “almost” part of “almost always”, with the post focusing on my thoughts upon learning that mules are not, in fact, always sterile.  Just almost always.
    • I wrote about various not-ready-for-posting things sitting in draft form on the behind the curtain section of Stealing Commas.
    • In real life I ran out of heating oil and, because of time away from home, didn’t notice until the house was already well on its coldward journey.  Then I got oil and was warm again.
    • I wrote a bit about the impressions I was left with after my first day at Arisia.  (Not just my first day this year, my first day ever.)

In Case You Missed This

No submissions this week.

Things You Can Do

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–Co-authored by the Slacktiverse Community

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