Jan. 26th, 2017

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You have new prompter [personal profile] pronker to thank for the second freebie from the January 24, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl, who also inspired this piece.

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ysabetwordsmith: (moment of silence)
Astronaut Eugene Cernan has passed away. He was the last man to walk on the Moon.

"We leave as we came, and, God willing, we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind." -- Cernan's closing words on leaving the moon at the end of Apollo 17

We haven't been back since, alas.  Perhaps he locked it.
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I finally had time to double back and tally results from the poetry theme poll

Next up will be "nonsexual intimacies" on Tuesday, February 7.
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
LiveJournal still  has not got its shit together.  Since I can't edit the original post, I am reposting the full poem here and will update the original whenever the blogware gets fixed.  To avoid spreading out the discussions, I have turned off comments on this post.  Please comment on the original post of "The Sharpest Dose of Reality."

This poem is from the December 6.2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] technoshaman. It also fills the "breathe" square in my 12-1-16 card for the iPod Shuffle Music Fest, and the "WILD CARD: taking care of someone" square in my 7-16-16 card for the Hurt/Comfort Bingo fest.

This microfunded poem is being posted one verse at a time, as donations come in to cover them. The rate is $.50/line, so $5 will reveal 10 new lines, and so forth. There is a permanent donation button on my profile page, or you can contact me for other arrangements. You can also ask me about the number of lines per verse, if you want to fund a certain number of verses.
So far sponsors include: [personal profile] gingicat, [personal profile] alatefeline, [personal profile] janetmiles, [personal profile] nsfwords, [personal profile] redsixwing, [personal profile] technoshaman, [personal profile] clockworklady, [livejournal.com profile] starcat_jewel

732 lines, Buy It Now = $366
Amount donated = $248.50
Verses posted = 135 of 219

Amount remaining to fund fully = $117.50
Amount needed to fund next verse = $.50
Amount needed to fund the verse after that = $1

Warning: This poem is intense and intimate, containing some things that may not be to everyone's taste. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It features Shiv's iffy self-image, consensual and effective sparring via superpowers, questionable consent and consequently much less pleasant sparring via superpowers because Shiv's head is a mess, showing off with sharp knives, patchy negotiation prior to kinky activities, unexpected nosedive into subspace, state-dependent memory impairment, abrupt discovery of past self-harm, but Pain's Gray is cool about it, recall of Shiv and a foster-sister self-harming together, bloodplay, with insufficient precautions because Shiv has a lousy background and also supervillains aren't the most cautious folks, graphic hardcore painplay using superpowers, breathwork, intimacy exercises, superpower orgasm, post-orgasmic semiconsciousness and paralysis for several minutes, graphic hardcore hurt/comfort, being taken care of is a serious squick for Shiv, confusion, worry, upper-body male nudity, which also makes Shiv uncomfortable, intimacy scares him too, smoking, Shiv being a rude little bitch, and his sexual experiences have mostly sucked, awkward discussions of sexual orientation, which he doesn't want to do either, serious subdrop is not helping, ECR Boy has mixed feelings about all the things, hand-feeding, awkward discussion of relationship status, body-shyness, simultaneous skin hunger and touch aversion, angst, and other challenges. Also, this poem is probably Not Safe For Work; although it doesn't feature any genital action, the hardcore BDSM and amount of pleasure going on will put it beyond appropriate for most professional contexts. Despite that laundry list, most of it is because Shiv is a mess; Pain's Gray handles him about as well as anyone could in this context. So the overall tone is pretty sweet. If these are touchy topics for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before clicking through.

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