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This poem is spillover from the April 4, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] we_are_spc. It also fills the "flesh" square in my 4-1-17 card for the Month of Rainbows fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles. It belongs to the Polychrome Heroics series.

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This poem is spillover from the April 4, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] moongoddessgirl. It also fills the "vulnerability" square in my 4-3-17 card for the [community profile] origfic_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles. It belongs to the Danso and Family thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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[personal profile] dialecticdreamer  is holding Magpie Monday all week.  The theme is her "Voices of the Engines" universe.  Leave prompts, get ficlets!  You can extend the length with donations (all marked for medical expenses).
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This poem is spillover from the April 4, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] kyleri and Shirley Barrette. It also fills the "Fresh Air" square in my 4-1-17 card for the Month of Rainbows Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Officer Pink thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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I'm trying out the Dreamwidth poll function.

The April 4, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl made its $200 goal, so you get a free epic. I will keep this poll open at least until Tuesday afternoon. If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it. Otherwise I may leave it open a little longer.

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It's not often you get to participate in a real live myth. (Some things are true more than once.) One of Doug's favorite magic supply companies, Card-Shark, suffered a warehouse fire that took out all of their raw materials and production equipment. :( Fortunately their finished goods are stocked elsewhere and survived. This is the company that makes, among a variety of elegant card tricks and delightfully geeky magical supplies, the Phoenix Decks of cards for magicians. They do plan to rebuild, and could use funds to help buy new materials and equipment. We have seen their display table at a magic convention and plan to shop with them at another event later this year.

How you can help the Phoenix rise from the ashes:

* If you are a magician, and have been eyeing their products, buy something.

* If you are not a magician, but have friends who are, pass the word to them also.

* Take advantage of their Rise from the Ashes program to buy discounted vouchers good for future purchases:
Silver
Gold
Platinum

These would also make nice gifts if you're shopping for a magician friend who likes this company -- or for that matter, a card collector, which is a somewhat different focus.  Phoenix really is a pretty line of cards.  

This isn't quite crowdfunding, but it serves a similar purpose in drawing on community resources to accomplish something both creative and practical.  Card-Shark has not yet updated their homepage or added a "fire new" page, but they might do so in the future, so keep an eye out if this interests you.

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This poem is spillover from the April 4, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] janetmiles. It is posted as the second freebie, courtesy of new prompter [personal profile] we_are_spc.


"Discovering the Rose Garden"


While looking for lava vents,
scientists found black smokers,
jets of hot water and minerals
spewing from the ocean floor.

All around them there lived
huge tube worms, giant clams,
and other animals supported by
bacteria feasting on the rich waters:

a whole ecosystem living in the cracks.

They named it the Rose Garden
for the red tube worms, and went on
to search for more hydrothermal vents
in oceans around the world.

The vents lay down layers of
minerals, but more importantly,
they remind us that life

always finds a way.

* * *

Notes:

Read more about the black smokers.



ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem is spillover from the April 4, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] lone_cat and [personal profile] ng_moonmoth. It also fills the "reunion" square in my 4-3-17 card for the [community profile] origfic_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Antimatter & Stalwart Stan thread of the Polychrome Heroics series, and it follows the events of "Victory Conditions" several months later.

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 [personal profile] dialecticdreamer has posted Part 1 of "Building New Connections."  Aida and her family ask Lahuttu to take them around the islands for the day.
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This poem is spillover from the April 4, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from Anthony Barrette. It also fills the "Too Close" square in my 2-1-17 Love Songs card for the Valentines Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette.

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This poem is spillover from the April 4, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] ng_moonmoth, [personal profile] janetmiles, and [personal profile] mdlbear. It also fills the "Outer Space" square in my 4-1-17 card for the Month of Rainbows Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] ng_moonmoth. It belongs to the series An Army of One.

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This poem came out of the April 4, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by a prompt from Siliconshaman and conversations with various readers.  It also fills the "surrender" square in my 2-1-17 Platonic card for the Valentines Bingo fest.  This poem belongs to the Berettaflies thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.  Once it's complete, "The Willingness to Surrender Ideas" ($411) will become available.

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: [livejournal.com profile] daisiesrockalot

684 lines, Buy It Now = $342
Amount donated = $20
Verses posted = 12 of 179

Amount remaining to fund fully = $322
Amount needed to fund next verse = $1.50
Amount needed to fund the verse after that = $1


WARNING: This poem contains controversial topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers.  Stylet turns himself in to Valor's Widow. This includes exposure to the elements, emotional shock, poor self-preservation, extreme self-blame, live berettaflies in a souped-up pet carrier, gentle handling of a supervillain, suspicion, hunger, impaired thought, reference to unintended genetic modification of puppies, Stylet crying, preliminary negotiations, surrendering proprietary information, and other angst.  If these are touchy topics for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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Thanks to a donation from [personal profile] daisiesrockalot, "The Inner Transition" is now open for microfunding.  Stylet turns himself in to Valor's Widow and asks her to mediate for him.
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This poem is from the April 4, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] k_a_webb and [personal profile] kelkyag. It also fills the "shadow" square in my 4-1-17 card for the Month of Rainbows fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] daisiesrockalot. It belongs to the Monster House series.

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This poem came out of the April 4, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] daisiesrockalot and [personal profile] librarygeek. It also fills the "bittersweet" square in my 4-1-17 card for the Month of Rainbows fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] daisiesrockalot.

Warning: This poem is all about sizeism, so it that's iffy territory for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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"Saying No to Powerlessness" and "Cracks and Shadows" have been sponsored by [personal profile] daisiesrockalot, and "The Inner Transition" will be opened for microfunding.  \o/  I'm currently trying to finish prompts for Mom and Dad, but will get to these when I have time. 

EDIT 4/6/17:
[personal profile] ng_moonmoth has sponsored "When I Saw into Your Cracks."
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This poem came out of the April 4, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] alexseanchai, [personal profile] mama_kestrel, and [personal profile] kelkyag. It has been sponsored by [personal profile] redsixwing.

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 [personal profile] dialecticdreamer has posted Part 1 of the story "The Consequences of Responsibility."  Heron and Edison go to visit the whales and their human friends.
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This awesome new project involves commissioning composers (including our own [personal profile] artsyhonker) to create new, wordless lullabies to be sung by Megan Ihnen. I gather the intent is something akin to scat singing.  This project is at $3,923 pledged of $5,650 goal, with 78 backers, and 4 days to go.  It's an all-or-nothing project so it only funds if it meets the goal.

For my friends with insomnia or anxiety, think about whether such a recording might help you sleep or relax.  A pledge of $25 gets you a downloadable copy of the digital album upon completion.  For anyone else with such friends, note that a pledge of $15 gets you listed as a backer in the liner notes, while a pledge of $85 allows you to dedicate a song to someone you know. I'm waffling between the $15 and the $25 levels, and wishing that I'd heard of this darn thing a week ago when people were asking what I wanted for my birthday!

This project just seems like a fantastic way to support people with the invisible disabilities of insomnia and anxiety.  It's a practical aid that should work for many people, given the popularity of extant soothing music, and it's a nifty new idea.  It alos offers an opportunity to support the arts.  If you wish you were in Terramagne-America, this is the kind of project often sponsored by their awesome public art grants, but people do these as crowdfunding too.

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