Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Random Thread: August 2016

Black cat and full moon

The cat went here and there
And the moon spun round like a top,
And the nearest kin of the moon,
The creeping cat, looked up.
Black Minnaloushe stared at the moon,
For, wander and wail as he would,
The pure cold light in the sky
Troubled his animal blood.
Minnaloushe runs in the grass
Lifting his delicate feet.
Do you dance, Minnaloushe, do you dance?
When two close kindred meet,
What better than call a dance?
Maybe the moon may learn,
Tired of that courtly fashion,
A new dance turn.
Minnaloushe creeps through the grass
From moonlit place to place,
The sacred moon overhead
Has taken a new phase.
Does Minnaloushe know that his pupils
Will pass from change to change,
And that from round to crescent,
From crescent to round they range?
Minnaloushe creeps through the grass
Alone, important and wise,
And lifts to the changing moon
His changing eyes.

–“The Cat and the Moon” by William Butler Yeats


Welcome, Neophytes!

If you’re new on the blog, please stop by this thread and say pie — er hi.

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The Hare and Hedgepig, v. V

As a Courtesy to Your Fellow Patrons,
Please Leave All Electronic Devices and Projectile Pastries with Our Pie Check Department
Formal Dress Required
Continued from Vol. IV.
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Best of the Blog

Use the comments here to swap tips about outstanding, little known, and/or underutilized parts of MuseBlog. (In four years, we’ve accumulated an amazing number of chasms, subterranean passages, sunken cities, and fossiliferous formations.) Be sure to include the URL (Web address) so others can share your finds.


Hot Topics, v. 2016

It’s been a while since we had a new Hot Topics thread, so here goes.

As noted before, this is a place for careful, clear, respectful discussions of difficult topics. No flame wars, please. This isn’t the rest of the Internet (as you may have noticed).


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Greco-Kokonvention!!!

KaiYves reports from Athens, Greece, where she is on an archaeological dig:

Today, Gimanator took time out from his whirlwind tour of Europe to hang out with me at the Acropolis Museum here in Athens. I was pretty tired from digging this morning, so I don’t know how coherent I was, but I tried to be a good tour guide and intelligently discuss art, politics, and the ethics of museology. We took this photo outside of the museum.

Also attached is a photo of a pin of Urania that I saw at the Hard Rock Cafe earlier in the day. I didn’t know she had dyed her hair.

A report of our observations for the Kokonspiracy file on a possible heist of the British Museum’s Parthenon statuary will be submitted according to procedure S-39b.

Kai and Gim in Athens
Urania at the Hard Rock Cafe


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Cirque le lapin

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This is from a neat Japanese independent animation called “Cirque le coeur” (available on YouTube). A seemingly innocuous circus tent holds a marvelous world of enchantment for our morose anime heroine…

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Good News, v.2015-2016

By popular request, here’s an antidote to the Rants and Complaints thread: a place to talk about things you’re happy about. We could all use a little good news.

Continued from the original thread.


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Berkeley mini-Kokon, November 2015

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Gimanator happened to be in town for a concert, so we got Chinese food and talked for a while about art and life. Unfortunately I didn’t remember the tradition until we were about to part, so this image is the only extant documentation of the event.

 


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That One Time I Was Bunnified

I was 12.

I was 12. Strange and terrible things happened that Halloween. 


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NaNoWriMo*, v. 2015

Sounds like a couple people are taking part this year!

Previously: v. 2014

*National Novel Writing Month


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Random Thread: October 2015

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Time and Wung Management 101

It seems many of us have time management and organizational strategies and many of us could share tips. Share them here! Ask questions here!


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Coping, v. 2015

As described in the original thread:

Coping with difficult situations, disappointment, depression, boredom, whatever unpleasantness life deals out. What tricks have you learned? What works for you?

Continued from v. 2013


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International “Talk Like a Pirate” Day 2015

Ar-har, mateys! ‘Tis the most wonderful time of the year again!


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Muse and MuseBlog’s Greatest Hits

An idea from KaiYves: a thread for discussing what we think are some of the most memorable moments that have happened here on the ‘blog and in the magazine, to celebrate a decade of all things Muse!


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San Franciskokonvention 2015

KNOWN PERPETRATORS: POSOC, Dodecahedron, Choklit Orange

PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE (under the cut):

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Ask me anything!

Some of the newer people lately have said that they don’t feel as much a part of the community as everyone else, so I figured this would be a good way to get to know each other – plus, everyone likes talking about themselves. Think of it as a Polling Place in reverse. How I envision it working is that someone posts expressing willingness to answer questions and then other people ask them whatever they want. If you want to answer questions, try to ask them too!


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