Travel: Life in the Slow Lane

Gaia in ur DMs

the shallow breath of summerthe shallow breath of summer by Mitchell Haindfield (cc by)

Tehhund is seeking websites or accounts that document the changing seasons, such as "what annual things are happening in the natural world daily / weekly / monthly ... like different animals starting migration, different flowers blooming, etc." and, relatedly, dusty potato asks for books, apps, or curriculums to "guide me through nature."

08/25/20
by taz

underappreciated, underinitiated, undiscovered?

image of Hiversaires game screen on a tabletHiversaires launch trailer screenshot

In Ask Metafilter, serathen is looking for single player PC games for the underinitiated, and in case you missed it previously, Going To Maine asked Mefites for interesting gems in the Racial Justice & Inequality Bundle, while recently in Metafilter, a post on games designer Bennett Foddy's picks for the most under-appreciated games of the 2010s (with links!), and xedrik throws in some favorites that could use more love, too.

08/24/20
by taz

On the Wing

Birthright

Series poster with the words Lovecraft Country on black background

Mefites are talking about Lovecraft Country on the blue, and in Fanfare.

08/22/20
by taz

Eye Drops

Moasic Monday : feb 25Moasic Monday : feb 25 by ali edwards (cc by-nc-nd)

carlypennylane asks Where are the Visual Inspiration Websites These Days?

08/20/20
by taz

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

Feeling Peckish?

empty plateempty plate by stockcatalog (cc by)

Peanut Sauce and pancakes, tea and sandwiches, green soup and glow honey, hamlets and mullets, pickles and cheese.

08/18/20
by taz

Photofile

Looking Back

Campfire bonding games

CampfireCampfire by Jason Pratt (cc by)

In Ask Metafilter, quiet coyote is looking for "good discussion-based games for 6 adults to play as a group that don't involve supplies other than pen and paper, and ideally help us learn more about each other rather than just passing the time."

Meanwhile, over in Mefi Music, the most favorited tracks of the past week have been: Workman 9 to 5; A Grand Unslam; Trapeze Act; Time (the Revelator)

08/15/20
by taz

Come and get it

screenshot from Redbone's Come and Get Your Love videoRedbone, Come and Get Your Love

Hail Hail, what's the matter with your head, yeah
Hail Hail, what's the matter with your mind
And your sign an-a, oh-oh-oh
Hail Hail, nothin' the matter with your head
Baby find it, come on and find it
Hail with it, baby, 'cause you're fine
And you're mine, and you look so divine ...

Come and get your love

08/14/20
by taz

Isolation Time Travel

Push to travelPush to travel by whatleydude (cc by)

Peter Brathwaite recreates historic Black portraiture at home; 2020: A sheltering in place Space Odyssey; hopping back in time to Chrono Trigger; posting Cats of travels past; Star Trek, The New Regeneration: integrating the outtakes; revisiting the prescient Hollow Man; back to the future with the first science fiction story, second century AD.

08/13/20
by taz

Q & A

The Hypnotic EyeThe Hypnotic Eye by kbirrane-oldaccount (cc by-sa)

QAnon operates like a cult, reinforcing extreme distrust of out-groups and extreme reliance on the in-group. It is very, very difficult to undo that once the damage has been done ... Lonnrot with a great, thorough answer on combatting QAnon online, and in the Blue, Adrian Hon's What ARGs can teach us about QAnon.

08/12/20
by taz

dressed to kill time

If that is 'Provia' I'm afraid to try 'Velvia'If that is 'Provia' I'm afraid to try 'Velvia' by Voxphoto (cc by-nc-nd)

Pajamas, pyjamas, shorts, jorts, leggings, jeggings, capris, tees, scrubs and sweats ... forever? Mefites are discussing the unravelling of the US fashion industry.

Meanwhile, in Fanfare, people are talking about The Umbrella Academy second season, the first episode of Star Trek, Lower Decks, Tamsyn Muir's book, Harrow the Ninth, the 1955 film The Night of the Hunter, and the "You're Wrong About" podcast Disco Demolition Night, among other things.

08/11/20
by taz

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