So yesterday, I started on a cool upcycling project because my aux cord died. I snipped off the ends of the cord and tied it in a coil. This coil will eventually be part of a basket once more dead cords are added. Because cords die in abundance in this house. I've always thrown them … Continue reading Solarpunk Action Week, Day 4
Results of Day 1 So I wasn't able to do much because we had to get a bunch of other errands done, but at one point, while waiting in the car for my wife while she deals with her father, I was able to address one of my repair pile projects: A yellow Earthbound Trading … Continue reading Solarpunk Action Week, Day 2
What's solarpunk? It began as a sci-fi aesthetic in which people survived post-apocalyptic or nearly-apocalyptic circumstances by banding together, helping each other out, sharing knowledge and resources, and converting to renewable local resources and local sustainable economies. And then a bunch of people said "Why the fuck is that sci-fi? Not only do we need that now, but this stuff is actually completely obtainable. Let's band together with our communities! Let's stand up for each other's human rights! Let's build a local economy of shared and renewable resources!"
We're on Day 9 of the 30 Days of Deity Devotion for Frigg and the assignment is "Common mistakes about this deity." So my first thought is, "Well, that would be the Frigg-Freyja hypothesis, but I already covered that. Should I just skip today?" But almost the second I thought that, I realized a more perfect topic for today: The misappropriation of Frigg as a beauty goddess. A very specific beauty too: One that is soft and delicate, meek and polite, young and willowy (sometimes she is depicted with a pornstar body instead), and cute and pastel-coloured.
We're on day 8 of the challenge with writing about Frigg, and the assignment is "variations on this deity (aspects, regional forms, etc.)" Which I think is the perfect time to dive into the Frigg-Freyja controversy (and other times Frigg is conflated with other gods).
We're taking a break from the whole 30 Days thing for a story time post: This one is about negotiating terms with Thor in order to get through a thunderstorm.
For day 7 of the 30 Days of Deity Devotion, we're covering all the names, epithets, etc. regarding Frigg. This took a really long time to do for such a short post, not just because I've been immensely busy but because these were really hard to dig up.