Feb. 4th, 2017

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This bonus fishbowl had a theme of "nature" and focused on standalone sub-epics. I worked from 12:30 PM to 5 AM, so about 14 hours and 30 minutes, allowing for breaks. I wrote 20 poems, all on Tuesday. \o/

Participation was lively, with 26 comments on LiveJournal and 65 on Dreamwidth. You can thank new prompter [personal profile] pronker for the second freebie.


Read Some Poetry!
The following poems from the January 24, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl have been posted:
"Fantastic Adaptations"
"Fishing for River Monsters"
"A Forest at War"
"The Hanging Gardens of Babel"
"Into a Relationship"
"Lost and Never Looked For"
"The Might of the Mountain's Crown"
"Not a Desolation"
"Not So Black"
"owl feathers"
"Second Nature"
"The Secondhand Panjandrum"
"The Smell of Purple"
"Still Growing Strong"
"wisteria shade"


Buy some poetry!
If you plan to sponsor some poetry but haven't made up your mind yet, see the unsold poetry list for January 24, 2017. That includes the title, length, price, and the original thumbnail description for the poems still available.

All currently sponsored poems have been posted. There were 8 donors this time: [personal profile] capriuni, [personal profile] redsixwing, [personal profile] zianuray, [personal profile] mdlbear, [livejournal.com profile] daisiesrockalot, [personal profile] janetmiles, and [personal profile] kyleri.


The Poetry Fishbowl project also has a permanent landing page.
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Our current project is assembling a wooden timer.  We got it from a crowdfunding project.

Let's build a timer! )
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 [personal profile] dialecticdreamer has posted the story "Divided Path."  Drew struggles to deal with emotional overload after visiting his sister in the hospital.  This grew in the telling, so the numbers are a bit mixed up.  There are 6 parts and it's all posted now.  Begin with Part 1.
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This is the subassembly we made in Session 2.  It has gears on two parts, instead of just one part like the previous subassembly did.  We had an easier time putting it together after practicing on the first, although still not really easy.

This is the subassembly we made in Session 2.

Crafts

Feb. 4th, 2017 02:05 pm
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 [personal profile] kyleri posted this lovely piece of jewelry marked "exquisite self-care."  Sometimes what you can do to protest is make beautiful things.  :D

EDIT: I forgot to mention that $5 from the sale of this will go to the ACLU.
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 I found this fascinating article on the history of tactile maps for vision-impaired people.
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 [personal profile] ng_moonmoth has written a description of the "fascism watch" posts by [personal profile] solarbird.  If you want a feed of disturbing government activity, there it is.
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In Session 3, we made two subassemblies.

Let's make a timer! )

Robonauts

Feb. 4th, 2017 05:30 pm
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Currently in development: robot astronauts.

Now all we need are astronauts comfortable with bilocation and we can have "manned" missions using a distal body. Cyborgs could probably handle a distal body just fine. Look for people who are blinging up their prosthetics. Hell, look at quadriplegics who need a whole prosthetic body. I wonder if we could get Stephen Hawking to drive one of these things.

Think about all the other jobs this could open up for people with flimsy bodies.  Search-and-rescue.  Deep-sea work.  Nuclear reactor repair.

Terramagne probably has some of this in place already, since their robotics are a couple decades ahead of ours.

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