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Let's make some dang art

I'm finding art is a really useful thing for putting my brain somewhere other than *waves hands around floridly* for a while. And I know a lot of folks on MetaFilter make art, or have made art, or would like to make art. So, hey: let's make some art! Good art, bad art, first-timer art. Let's make stuff, and talk about stuff you'd like to make, and share what you're making, and share resources and guides and inspiration and so on.
posted by cortex on Mar 27 at 5:36 PM - 85 comments

sole artifact left to explain humanity

Regarding the recent one-man Godzilla film that was posted over on the blue, MCMikeNamara commented:
If this was the sole artifact left to explain humanity, it would be impossible to truly explain without the cultural context, but I honestly don't care and would happily nominate it to be the sole artifact to explain humanity.<>
Has me thinking what the rest of the community would choose, so let's open it up to debate. What would you choose as the sole artifact left to explain humanity? I'm thinking that MCMikeNamara is on the right track with this one-man Godzilla film. Stay safe everyone.
posted by Fizz on Mar 30 at 9:59 AM - 41 comments

Corona Virus Check-in Thread no. 3

I can't improve on Gotanda's intro for the last check in thread so here it is again updated: A third catch-all thread for mefites living in areas directly affected by novel coronavirus (aka SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19) picking up from the last one. Again, please no idle speculation, catastrophizing, or chat. Let's stick to actual news, updates, personal experiences, and more mutual support from and to people dealing with this virus in their daily lives. How you all doing?
posted by glasseyes on Mar 23 at 11:35 AM - 630 comments

Fuck! Fucking Fuck, Fuck. Pandemic edition.

Everything is cancelled, we're worried about everyone, and the world is upside down. I presume that MeFites, too, need a place to scream. Here it is. FUUUUUUUU-----
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Mar 12 at 10:30 AM - 827 comments

“I'll be there with Bells on! Ho ho!”

I'm playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The game was just released and it's available on the Nintendo Switch. It seems like everyone is playing these days. Let's talk about our islands/towns. What fruit did you end up getting? There are five possibilities (not counting coconuts): apples, cherries, peaches, pears, and oranges. If you're up for it, let's share our Nintendo Switch Friend codes so we can visit each other's islands/towns. This is a super chill game and it makes me happy. If you have the opportunity, consider picking it up. As always, be kind to yourself and to others. Happy crafting, farming, shopping, & exploring friendos.
posted by Fizz on Mar 21 at 8:23 AM - 84 comments

Metafilter, can you help me find homes in the SF Bay Area for yeast?

I kept getting yeast orders cancelled, so I stomped off and ordered a case of SAF Instant Red yeast from a wholesaler, figuring that if it actually came I could redistribute it. And it did come, and so I have 15+ 1lb packages that I would like to deliver to people. I don't mind driving around to do it, I'm already going from San Jose to San Francisco to deliver some to a friend so I can make a circuit of the bay within reason. My only ask would be that if you can afford it, you make a small donation to Second Harvest.
posted by tavella on Mar 29 at 9:56 PM - 28 comments

Do you make music?

Do you have an instrument at home? Or a voice? And a camera or a microphone? Willing to upload to Youtube or Facebook or Vimeo or Soundcloud or your provider of choice and link to it here? Better to be at home sharing music than to be at home not sharing music!
posted by clawsoon on Mar 28 at 6:15 PM - 31 comments

Can mods sign up MeFi for Scroll?

Mozilla has announced an initiative with Scroll as a way to pay for sites.
posted by Your Childhood Pet Rock on Mar 25 at 7:33 AM - 28 comments

1-877-Kards-4-Kovid

The Covid Card Swap (previously discussed here)is a go! If you want to send cards/postcards/notes of encouragement and connection to other Mefites, follow the simple instructions inside.
posted by Sparky Buttons on Mar 27 at 12:12 PM - 21 comments

How about some fun community indoor activities?

I can already tell I'm going to get hungry for more human interaction. Inspired by stuff like the "Quarantine Cooking" article by mefi's own beijingbrown and the article about Japanese "drinking online" and Chinese "cloud raves," I'm wondering if we could do some fun social stuff as a group that would make things less lonely.
posted by hungrytiger on Mar 15 at 12:31 PM - 69 comments

What if recent activity was limited to recent things?

While we're on the subject of ponies... What if recent activity showed, say, the last ten comments in the last 8 or 24 hours?
posted by kaibutsu on Mar 24 at 8:56 AM - 18 comments

comfort reads compilation

hi all, ask usually gets a question about comfort or easy reads every month or so. Has anyone done any compilations? ... and if not, who has an opinion on the best way for me to make one?
posted by snerson on Mar 27 at 11:17 AM - 6 comments

What's the worst, most annoying book you've ever read?

I loved this post on the green and thought I'd extend the question to the flip side.
posted by annieb on Mar 17 at 4:39 PM - 386 comments

Covid Card Swap

One of the Card Club members suggested a Covid-19 card swap event. I think this is a good idea, and wanted to bring it to the larger Mefi community to see what the interest level is. This would be like the winter holiday or Valentine's Day card swaps, where people are assigned to small groups, and you send a card to the people within that group. As far as I know, there are no covid-specific greeting cards, so these would be pretty free-form -- postcards, "hang in there" cards, short messages of connection and encouragement, wishes for good health, etc. Thoughts/opinions?
posted by Sparky Buttons on Mar 20 at 10:08 AM - 61 comments

New Posts / Bottom of Page Navigation UI

I ran into these UI/UX issues in the politics megathreads, and am frustrated by them again in the coronavirus threads. Can any of these be improved?
posted by soylent00FF00 on Mar 24 at 1:19 AM - 9 comments

Metafilter Mutual Aid for COVID-19

Many local organizations are developing mutual aid organizations of neighbors helping neighbors get their basic needs met (grocery shopping, phone calls for wellness/connection, etc.). I'm working locally in my physical neighborhood, but I consider metafilter my neighborhood as well. Would others be interested in sharing their needs and seeing if anyone in the community can meet them? For example: I have toilet paper to share (as long as you don't mind the recycled eucalyptus sort) and can do grocery shopping for vulnerable mefites in the L.A. area. If you're very low on tp I can mail you some and also toss in some local fruit from our backyard tree. I could use: if you're making fabric masks, I could really use them for my aunt (ICU nurse). She's running low and I'm working extra hours at work (I know, I'm lucky to be working) so I don't have time to sew myself.
posted by arnicae on Mar 22 at 10:26 AM - 22 comments

Offer of Minecraft Server for all you lovely folks

Hi there, I don't know if anyone will be interested but if you are, I have a paid up Minecraft server with 50 open slots. It would be an easy way to interact with other Mefites, if you already own the game, and hopefully a nice distraction.
posted by sharp pointy objects on Mar 24 at 10:29 AM - 11 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Soothing Media

Good Saturday ... some time, MetaFilter! This week, share some of your favorite movies, shows, books, and music for when you need something soothing to enjoy! So we can all have many more options for sinking into a cloud of escapist comfort!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Mar 21 at 9:17 PM - 77 comments

Scheduled Downtime

In order to complete a planned update of the MetaFilter database server, MetaFilter will go offline for approximately 2 hours on Sunday, March 22.
posted by frimble on Mar 20 at 8:18 AM - 31 comments

Coronavirus check-in thread 2.0

A second catch-all thread for mefites living in areas directly affected by novel coronavirus (aka SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19) picking up from the last one. Again, please no idle speculation, catastrophizing, or chat. Let's stick to actual news, updates, personal experiences, and more mutual support from and to people dealing with this virus in their daily lives. How you all doing?
posted by Gotanda on Mar 1 at 1:27 AM - 1008 comments

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