Sep. 3rd, 2017

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This poem is posted as a belated birthday present for [personal profile] dialecticdreamer. It came out of the March 7, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer, [personal profile] technoshaman, [personal profile] callibr8, [personal profile] alatefeline, [personal profile] redsixwing, [personal profile] alexseanchai, and [personal profile] librarygeek. It also fills the "peacemaking" square in my 2-1-17 (Platonic) card for the Valentines Bingo fest. This poem belongs to the Polychrome Heroics series, and directly follows "Ruts in the Road."

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This poem came out of the September 2013 [community profile] crowdfunding Creative Jam. It was inspired by the artwork of Choi Xoo Ang. It has been sponsored by [personal profile] kengr. This poem belongs to the series Diminished Expectations.

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"Mine" is a crowdfunding project to make a comic anthology, with the proceeds to benefit Planned Parenthood.

$37,542 pledged of $50,000 goal
1,074 backers
12 days to go
All or nothing

I have backed this myself.  I may not have a boxful of pirate gold to contribute, but I do what I can.  ;)
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Here is my card for Round 5 of the [community profile] ladiesbingo fest. This bingo challenge celebrates the various shades of relationships amongst female characters. It's intended to raise the amount of female-centric literature available. All modes are welcome here: het, slash, femslash, poly and gen. All media/formats are welcome, including poetry; fanfic and original material are both acceptable. Some of the content may be NSFW. Read the FAQ and rules first. The signup post is here. Anyone tired of womenless mainstream entertainment, but not sure what to make? Get a card for inspiration. (See all my bingo cards for 2017.)

I thought this might be an effective way to attract some new readers. It's also useful for developing some of my series with female leads or other characters as a prevailing feature. Consider The Adventures of Aldornia and Zenobia, Hart's Farm, Path of the Paladins, Schrodinger's Heroes, and Walking the Beat. In other series such as An Army of One, Fledgling Grace, and Monster House there's at least one F&F or F/F relationship amongst a more widely scattered cast and plot. Polychrome Heroics is kind of a unique case because 2/6 of Damask (Mira and Maze) are female; and of course it has other kick-ass superheras. Among the sweeter examples is actually the relationship between the supervillain Fortressa and her minion Socket, plus all the rest of the Pit Group are also women.

If you'd like to sponsor a particular square, especially if you have an idea for what character, series, or situation it would fit -- talk to me and we'll work something out. This is a good opportunity for those of you with favorites that don't always mesh well with the themes of my monthly projects. I'll still post some of the fills for free, because I'm using this to attract new readers; but if it brings in money, that means I can do more of it. That's part of why I'm crossing some of the bingo prompts with other projects, such as the Poetry Fishbowl.

Underlined prompts have been filled.


LADIESBINGO CARD

Magical Creatures Spells and Geases The Writing on the Wall Northern / Southern Lights Orgasm
Daily Rituals (Morning Routines / Nightly Prayers / Meal Times) Love without Hope Documentation Something is Concealed Fission
If only you'd notice me: Yearning and obliviousness Wonder Wild CardUnrequited Love Push and Pull
Rape / Non-Con Something is Destroyed / Demolished Poetry Teacher Icy Politeness
Fuck or Die The Company of Strangers Laughter Opposite Sides of the Track Betrayal

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