Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Random Thread: July 2016

Fireflies at night

 
 
Six Firefly Haiku
 
 
                        firefly
forgotten
as a new one appears
 
 
Ah lightning
      when you were a firefly
            & I was a boy!
 
 
wishing
to see all of you,
firefly
 
 
closed carnival
only fireflies
still flashing
 
 
leaving the fireworks
I enter the silence
of fireflies
 
 
    firefly
never quite
        going out
 
 
Haiku by Carl Patrick, Vincent Tripi, Donna Fleischer, John J. Dunphy, William Cullen Jr., Carl Patrick. From Lanterns: A Firefly Anthology, edited by Stanford M. Forrester: Bottle Rockets Press, Windsor, Connecticut, 2007.
Photo by Tsuneaki Hiramatsu, from Smithsonian magazine.


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.


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. 


Random Thread: November 2015

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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!


Random thread: September 2015

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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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Happy Tenth Anniversary, MuseBlog!

I’m sure I’m not alone in saying that MuseBlog has been a hugely positive formative influence on me. But, as I am a scientist at heart, it wasn’t enough for me to just say “I’m sure I’m not alone.” So I asked some of my friends how they felt about having had MuseBlog in their life for ten years.

Also, I (Dodecahedron) baked an honorary cake with Fern. Julia also baked a cake. Then, with the cake-baking fervor going around, Jadestone made some cupcakes. Pics below the fold.

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