Saturday, March 8, 2014

November 2012

Before things all went wrong I was planning on doing one of these every Saturday until I was reasonably caught up.  By that I don't mean to the current month, I think it's kind of silly to post something and then the next day have a month in review that includes it.  Maybe have things run the month afterward.


The point, in addition to just recapping past work, is to create a way to navigate quicker than going through the blog's old posts manually, but more informative than just looking at the post titles on the "Blog Archive" at the side of the page.

The Underworld series and the fall of the Lycans - In real world chronology they went from peace and reconciliation, to not having speaking roles, to slaves, to EVIL in capital letters possibly with blood dripping off it.  In the story's chronology they went from Spartacus to Reconciliation to Acceptable Cannon Fodder, to EVIL in capital letters possibly with blood dripping off it.  This is a post about that.

Something that interested me about Underworld that Rise of the Lycans erased - In Underworld the circumstances surrounding the Lycan slave rebellion are extremely complex and I found them quite interesting.  Rise of the Lycans retconned those circumstances into being extremely simple and nothing like the story I found quite interesting.  A post about that.

General Stories/Ideas for Stories:
And a child shall lead them (if Kids ran Congress) - It would work out better.  Not better in general, just better than the current situation.

Greek Mythology:
NaNoWriMo 2012, explanation and excerpt - It was going to be my own translation/reinterpretation of the whole mythos.  People have been rewriting the myths in question since before there was literal writing (so originally figuratively rewriting) always to fit their ideas about how stories should be and the mores of their time.  Why not me?

The excerpt covers everything from the beginning to the children borne of Nyx after the dismemberment of Ouranos.

At this point I started everything from the creation of the universe until family lines got too many to handle and followed one line as far as it could usefully take me producing the following:

The line of Nyx - From the beginning, through Pandora's Jar, to the golden apple incident.
Some more scenes from the line of Nyx - That time Nyx made Zeus back down, Eris and Hemera watching Aphroditie and Hera backstab outside Carthage.

The line of Pontos - Medusa, Pegasus, 50 sisters of which there are actually 51, stuff!
Expanding the story of the Nereids through the time honored tradition of making shit up - Because 50 sisters of whom there are actually 51 deserve a bit more characterization than just a list of names.

Invocation - To the muses, like you do.

The line of Tethys and Okeanos (Part 1) - Part two was the next month.

Skewed Slightly to the Left:
Stops along the way - You may be doing your own thing, but the least you can do is give rescue workers respect and the potential to coordinate their efforts with other rescue workers.

From my slow trek through .hack//Sign:
Information and Instinct - More like a half post than a whole post.  Mimiru and BT meet with Sora, more on how the Crimson Knight's reputation doesn't match the reality.

Depression stuff:
Time - Another of a long string of reasons to panic for family related reasons that suddenly came up WITH NO TIME TO DO ANYTHING, and ultimately (though I didn't know it at the time I wrote it) sank back down so it can do the same thing in the future.

Me Stuff:
It's a bracelet now. - Petty bullying can still take place a university.  Beating their swords into plowshares (or arrows into ... something?)  That sort of thing.

Ok, you know what? - I commanded people to cheer me up; included for completeness

The world at large stuff:
Rat@$#*%ing - 16 years after the death of it's most famous victim, the Nixonian political tactic is alive and well in said victim's home state.

Voting Day - Me encouraging people to vote provided it is legal.

We Won, for the most part - I sum up the results with respect to the House, Senate, my state (including but not limited to Marriage equality), and the Presidential campaign.

If you're going to leave the country, do some research first - There is an odd genre where people say that they'll leave the country to flee X.  The place they'll flee to is invariably a place that has X.

I've got a sort of research project for you. (And a poem, and four versions of a song) - I wanted to find the version of the I dreamed I saw Joe Hill where the singer talks about the first time he preformed the song which was because a fan had been waiting for 20 years for another American to come to Australia and sing that song after hearing Paul Robeson sing it at the half finished Sydney Opera House.  I found it myself though.  So go there for five video versions of the song, the text of the poem, Portal's Still Alive, and Portal's Still Alive interpreted into ASL.

How many things in the world are 18 minutes and 20 seconds long? - It was Thanksgiving, meaning Alice's Restaurant, and my favorite version is the one that talks about Nixon and Watergate.  So a youtube version of that.

Blog stuff:
The past, present, and future with respect to blogging - This was to explain a lack of output and to explain why there would be so much Greek Myth in the future.

Are you not liking Greek Mythology? - Simple question.


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