Posting for December: Advent2022 tag December 2, 2022 4:01 AM   Subscribe

I'm committing to post an FPP every day from Dec 1 to Dec 24 for Metafilter - seeing more activity and diversity on the blue is a direct action to boost Metafilter for our current and future users. Please join in and tag away with #Advent2022! I apologise in advance for using a tag which has religious elements but the Advent concept of a countdown with a gift every day seemed ideal, and I didn't want to commit to posting during my actual Christmas days which are usually packed (or devoted to post-food coma). Happy to change to alternatives that fit proposed below.
posted by dorothyisunderwood to MetaFilter-Related at 4:01 AM (11 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

I expect I will discover a small bit of chocolate is behind the monitor displaying each of these posts. Not that I'm religious or xian or actually need an excuse to "find a small chocolate" but hey.
posted by sammyo at 6:15 AM on December 2, 2022 [4 favorites]


I expect I will discover a small bit of chocolate...

@Pijinnn_: "Just seen a meme that called an Advent calendar a 'Chocolate Battle Pass' and that's what I'll be calling them from now on."
posted by Wordshore at 6:44 AM on December 2, 2022 [2 favorites]


Cool idea! I don't think I've got time, but if you or anyone else wants some ideas here's a couple.

19th century Ireland: Mary Doheny who used the folk belief that the dead sometimes go to live with the fairies to "resurrect" multiple members of a family:
http://www.strangehistory.net/2022/12/01/the-fairy-witch-of-carrick-on-suir-a-nineteenth-century-fairy-resurrectionist/
http://www.strangehistory.net/podcast/

Medieval English monarchs' impressive logistics operation for arrows:
https://slate.com/human-interest/2015/07/how-did-armies-keep-their-archers-supplied-with-arrows-while-fighting.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH7Ddgb2Eno
And how well did longbow arrows do against armour anyway?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds-Ev5msyzo
posted by TheophileEscargot at 8:02 AM on December 2, 2022 [2 favorites]


Good idea! I'm not sure I'll fulfill the full term, but I've begun!
posted by taz (staff) at 9:52 AM on December 2, 2022


This is exciting! Will be cheering you on, dorothyisunderwood!
posted by mochapickle at 10:22 PM on December 2, 2022


Can we post FPP ideas here? I'd love a post on the Krishna's Butterball, and hanging rocks in general.
posted by tiny frying pan at 3:38 PM on December 4, 2022


I've already missed fulfilling the full term, but I'll make some posts this month--thanks for the idea!
posted by box at 7:34 AM on December 5, 2022 [1 favorite]


FPP idea: Emily Dickinson's recipes. Dickinson museum, gingerbread recipe, black cake recipe (and history thereof, and some librarians from Harvard's Houghton Library baking one), more recipes, and a cookbook.
posted by box at 10:05 AM on December 5, 2022


(I have so many ideas but no bandwidth to post right now...)
posted by tiny frying pan at 10:13 AM on December 5, 2022




I don’t have the spoons for daily posts but this has definitely reminded me to post more frequently this month, thank you!
posted by ellieBOA at 1:09 AM on December 15, 2022


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