Feb. 8th, 2017

Snow

Feb. 8th, 2017 03:25 pm
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Last night it snowed here, and is still snowing slightly, everything covered in a dusting of white.  A whole flock of mourning doves has encamped around the fly-through feeder.  :D 

Good News

Feb. 8th, 2017 03:27 pm
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Good news includes all the things which make us happy or otherwise feel good. It can be personal or public. We never know when something wonderful will happen, and when it does, most people want to share it with someone. It's disappointing when nobody is there to appreciate it. Happily, blogging allows us to share our joys and pat each other on the back.

What good news have you had recently?
ysabetwordsmith: (moment of silence)
Actor Richard Hatch has passed away.  He played Captain Apollo in the original Battlestar Galactica,  along with many other roles.
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This poem is from the February 7, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired and sponsored by [personal profile] ng_moonmoth. It also fills the "demisexual / demiromantic" square in my 2-1-17 Romantic card for the Valentines Bingo fest. This poem belongs to An Army of One series.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem came out of the February 7, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by prompts from [livejournal.com profile] rix_scaedu, [livejournal.com profile] kestrels_nest, DW user Mirrorofsmoke, DW user Redsixwing, DW user Nsfwords, DW user Alatefeline, Anonymous on DW, Kellyc on DW, Shirley Barrette, and Stephen Laird.  It also fills the "nonsexual touch" square in my 2-1-17 Platonic card for the Valentines Bingo fest.  This poem belongs to the Cassandra thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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: Stephen Laird, general fund

525 lines, Buy It Now = $263
Amount donated = $52.75
Verses posted = 30 of 172

Amount remaining to fund fully = $210.25
Amount needed to fund next verse = $.25
Amount needed to fund the verse after that = $1


WARNING: This poem contains intense topics that may bother some readers.  Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers.  It's all about self-harm and other self-destructive behavior, and a place made to help people overcome those challenges.  It includes Cassandra's ongoing challenges, Groundhog's sensitivity over Flight and the outdoors, the option of locking up implements of self-injury, in which Cassandra and Groundhog use symbolic Earth and globe balls, a monk being mysterious, descriptions of various people's self-harm scars, awkward personal interactions, disabilities, fumbling around with boundaries, Darnell crying heavily and being embarrassed about it, various combinations of skin hunger and touch aversion, Sukeena's distance from her family, Darnell being startled by superpowers, and other challenges.  The overall tone is primarily fluffy because the Kwan Yin House of Compassion is a gorgeous place with lots of support.  Also the cuddle party may serve as vicarious snuggling for some readers. If these are touchy topics for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
"Essential for Human Survival" is now open for microfunding.  Groundhog suggests going to the Kwan Yin House of Compassion.

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