I Heart This Thursday | February 2023

Welcome to I❤TT, a discussion thread for sharing stuff you love because we need more of that in life.

The new year celebrations are all over! Lunar New Year usually comes in February, but happened early this time. Guess that means I finally need to start my year. It does bring me a measure of joy to have a reason to reset and start anew on things I know I should be doing. I try not to think of it as making resolutions, only recommitting myself to self care.

Now it’s your turn: Please talk about or post a link, or two links, or even 5 links to things that bring you joy. Can be something cute your kid or pet did, a piece of art, a song, a book, a short story, an article, a video, posts from social media, anything.

And if these discussions are a source of joy for you, please do share this link with others who might need a space for talking about what we love.

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I Heart This Thursday December 2022

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It’s the last I Heart This Thursday of the year! Looking back over the last 12 months, what are the things that kept you joyful even as the state of the world has been, overall, not so great? What are the pinpricks of light in the darkness?

If these discussions are a source of joy for you, please do share this link with others who might need a space for talking about what we love.

I Heart This Thursday November 2022

Welcome to I❤TT, a discussion thread for sharing stuff you love because we need more of that in life.

Please talk about or post a link, or two links, or even 5 links to things that bring you joy. Can be something cute your kid or pet did, a piece of art, a song, a book, a short story, an article, a video, posts from social media, anything.

And if these discussions are a source of joy for you, please do share this link with others who might need a space for talking about what we love.

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I Heart This Thursday October 2022

Welcome to I❤TT, a discussion thread for sharing stuff you love because we need more of that in life.

Please talk about or post a link, or two links, or even 5 links to things that bring you joy. Can be something cute your kid or pet did, a piece of art, a song, a book, a short story, an article, a video, posts from social media, anything.

And if these discussions are a source of joy for you, please do share this link with others who might need a space for talking about what we love.

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I Heart This Thursday September 2022

Welcome to I❤TT, a discussion thread for sharing stuff you love because we need more of that in life.

I have fallen down the rabbit hole of increasingly more difficult Wordle clones. First it was Quordle, then Octordle, then Sedecordle, and finally Duotrigordle. There is one where you can do 64 Wordles at once, but I draw the line at 32! I am having fun even though some days I end up very frustrated.

Now it’s your turn: Please talk about or post a link, or two links, or even 5 links to things that bring you joy. Can be something cute your kid or pet did, a piece of art, a song, a book, a short story, an article, a video, posts from social media, anything.

And if these discussions are a source of joy for you, please do share this link with others who might need a space for talking about what we love.

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I Heart This Thursday August 2022

Welcome to I❤TT, a discussion thread for sharing stuff you love because we need more of that in life.

It’s an amazing time to be a Star Trek fan. I’m loving Strange New Worlds (Pike’s hair is my patronus) and still love Discovery and I’m going to watch Lower Decks and Prodigy very soon (I’m working through a backlog of Disney+ shows).

Speaking of the animated Treks, I also really loved Star Trek: The Animated Series. So I was very tickled when I saw these videos of TNG and Voyager done in the style of the old show.

They got everything right from the jenky action to the ridiculous closeups! I hope they make more.

Now it’s your turn: Please talk about or post a link, or two links, or even 5 links to things that bring you joy. Can be something cute your kid or pet did, a piece of art, a song, a book, a short story, an article, a video, posts from social media, anything.

And if these discussions are a source of joy for you, please do share this link with others who might need a space for talking about what we love.

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I Heart This Thursday June (is bustin’ out all over!) 2022

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clears throat

JUNE IS BUSTIN’ OUT ALL OVAAAAAAAH!

…and the huckin’ the bejeebus out of all the morning glories of the FEEEZZZ!

If you want to know the real lyrics:

Now it’s your turn! In the comments you’re invited to talk about or post a link, or two links, or even 5 links to things that bring you joy. Can be something cute your kid or pet did, a piece of art, a song, a book, a short story, an article, a video, posts from social media, anything.

And if these discussions are a source of joy for you, please do share this link with others who might need a space for talking about what we love.

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I Heart This Thursday May 2022

Welcome to I❤TT, a discussion thread for sharing stuff you love because we need more of that in life.

Here’s something I really love: a detailed list of non-Amazon places to buy books, audiobooks, and eBooks. As an author, I cannot eschew Amazon, no matter how much I’m against their labor practices. That doesn’t mean I can’t point you toward less morally-knotty storefronts with the same selection.

Now it’s your turn! In the comments you’re invited to talk about or post a link, or two links, or even 5 links to things that bring you joy. Can be something cute your kid or pet did, a piece of art, a song, a book, a short story, an article, a video, posts from social media, anything.

And if these discussions are a source of joy for you, please do share this link with others who might need a space for talking about what we love.

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I Heart This Thursday April 2022

Welcome to I❤TT, a discussion thread for sharing stuff you love because we need more of that in life.

In the comments you’re invited to talk about or post a link, or two links, or even 5 links to things that bring you joy. Can be something cute your kid or pet did, a piece of art, a song, a book, a short story, an article, a video, posts from social media, anything.

And if these discussions are a source of joy for you, please do share this link with others who might need a space for talking about what we love.

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I Heart This Thursday January 2022

Welcome to I❤TT, a discussion thread for sharing stuff you love because we need more of that in life.

My share for this month is a tweet thread from Pamela Punzalan/The Dovetailor in which she asks:

We tend to be so informed by white/American standards of storytelling and design that we run the risk of applying that lens to everything. I’m curious: in your local context, what are the elements of a good story? What should a game, or movie, or story have for it to work?

Genres are also a thing and mediums of storytelling are all different, and trans cultural exchange plus the melding of influence due to things like colonization are too, so if you want to speak with confidence only for a specific thing feel free!

P.S. you can legit talk about anything! Aesthetics, colour palettes, tropes and archetypes, dramaturgical choices, elements of fiction… there’s so much to discuss, honestly, and I think it would be beneficial to highlight them more!

The thread is from October of last year, but you can still respond to it. Or you can put your answers here in the comments. I would LOVE to know more about what makes a story work for you given the stories you imbibed via your culture.

In the comments you’re also invited to talk about or post a link, or two links, or even 5 links to things that bring you joy. Can be something cute your kid or pet did, a piece of art, a song, a book, a short story, an article, a video, posts from social media, anything.

And if these discussions are a source of joy for you, please do share this link with others who might need a space for talking about what we love.