Everyone Loves a List: Top 10 Sewing Tips ~ The Big Scary World of a New Time Period ~ Ruffle Calculations for Different Heights ~ When A Pair of Awesome Costumers Wed ~ Some Sparklies ~ And Some Inspiration to Wear Them
Poetry and Mathematical Physics in the Long Nineteenth Century ~ Art on Holiday ~ Returning to My Marvel Roots ~ Haunted Air ~ Objectification and Storytelling ~ Junk Mail Journals ~ A Blessing of Slaneesh ~ The Four Humors
So, I’ve noticed lately that there is a holiday coming up in South Dakota (where I live now) that I’d not heard of before- Native Americans Day. And then I actually looked at a calendar, and realized it is the state’s replacement for Columbus Day. By now most Americans know that Columbus wasn’t the greatest guy, but if you need a refresher (or, you know, you aren’t from the Americas), this pretty much sums it up. While there are two other states with a Native Americans/American Indians Day (California and Tennessee), South Dakota is the only one to have replaced Columbus Day with it.
If you happen to be in the area, there’s going to be a celebration on Monday at Crazy Horse Memorial, with lots of noms and dancing. Oh, and they’re going to explode a part of the mountain.
Image Credit: Crazy Horse Memorial by by Gerhard66 (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Awesome Teachers: Watch for the Bow and the Battle Hammer ~ Honey’s Eternal Shelf Life ~ The Fall of Kings Sweepstakes (Enter by 9/1) ~ It’s Good When Your Friends Finally Reach You ~ Roman Nanotech ~ Apostrophes in SFF ~ Read the Comments: Science Fiction and Fantasy by POC Outside the US
Beyond Victoriana is Going to Dragoncon! ~ Visiting the Icelandic Phallological Museum ~ I Would Seriously Love To Be In This Larp One Day ~ Eight Days Left To Donate To A (Tax-Deductible) Educational Larp Kickstarter! ~ Disability in SF Excerpt ~ Censorship and Disease: Scary IRL but A Great Plot Idea
Image Credit: The Valkyries Walk to Battle With Their God Odin by Ran Yaniv Hartstein. Used via its CC BY 2.0 license.
Things I Love Thursday: Worlds, Art, and Death
One World to Rule Them All (World Building) ~ Three Types of Casting in Theater Larps ~ Yes, Virginia, You Can Force Art ~ Just to Warm Up, Start Screaming Before You Click ~ If You’re Around NYC, This Punk Exhibit Ends On The 14th
Also, this is a little heavy, but there’s a site called Get Your Shit Together about prepping for when you die, and Neil Gaiman has an example of dealing with creative works in a will. It’s good to have a plan, both big (Do you want to donate your body to science? Who gets custody of your kids?) and small (Do you want your sibs to get your larping gear? Do you want to give some of it to your game?). It might seem odd, but taking care of this stuff now is one of the nicest things you can do for the people you might leave behind. Take care of them.
Fashion As A Signifier ~ Gayly Married in 100 CE ~ Imperialism and National Foods* ~ Lunar and Solar Astronomy in Newark Earthworks ~ On the Distinctions Between Complications, Conflicts, and Consequences ~ Furthermore, KNOW YOUR STAKES
*The article mentions bright orange instant ramen. Am I the only one who managed to never see unnatural colors in their ramen?
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