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The guide page for the Antimatter & Stalwart Stan thread of Polychrome Heroics is now visible to the public.  It lists the poems in (our best guess of) series chronological order from the top down, with summaries and character lists added.  This thread takes place in Omaha, Nebraska so it also includes a few poems about other events in Omaha -- the Fiddlesticks and Hefty poems are in here because they often, though not always, feature Stan and Lawrence.

We could use your help with polishing.  Please let us know if you spot a missing poem, character, etc. or if the sequence does not make sense for some reason.

Special thanks to [personal profile] lynnoconnacht for drafting this page.  Also thanks to [personal profile] natasiakith who did an earlier batch of organizational work that we've built on to make some of this later stuff.
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For those of you following my Polychrome Heroics series, the first of the storyline guide pages is up, for Aquariana.  Individual poem entries have a summary and character lists added now.  Read from the top of the page down, and the poems should appear in series chronological order.  You-all can help by checking to see if 1) all the Aquariana poems are listed, 2) the order makes sense, and 3) we didn't mess up or leave out anything else.

Special thanks to my volunteer editors [personal profile] lynnoconnacht and [personal profile] stardreamer for their extensive assistance in sorting out the storylines of what is, in essence, the entire contents of a comic book publisher pressed flat into poetry.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Read "Marshmallow Hearts" by Dialecticdreamer
Writing, Money, and Skill
Character: Ilyana Cherenkov
Quick Greek Chicken
SF Generators
Valentine's Day Bingo Card
Creative Aces
Heroes and Villains
Moment of Silence: Suzette Haden Elgin and Poem: "Soulsounds"
Poetry Fishbowl Report for Tuesday, January 6
Good News
Clothing as a Handicap


The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, February 3 with a theme of "What makes a wo/man?"  Please drop by then to give me prompts, or watch for the poetry to start appearing.

Voting is now open for the Rose & Bay Awards which recognize excellence in cyberfunded creativity.  Please vote for your favorite crowdfunding projects before the end of February.
Art: [livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate artVote for art!
Fiction: [livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate fictionVote for fiction!
Poetry: [livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate poetryVote for poetry!
Webcomic: [livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate webcomicsVote for webcomics!
Other Project: [livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate other projectsVote for other projects!
Patron: [livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate patronsVote for patrons!


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Stretched" is now complete.  Aidan helps Danso with the aftermath of overstraining his superpower.  With no open epics currently, any unsponsored epic is eligible for microfunding.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles"  "Off the Clock" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes," "Broken Hopes," "Brewing Beauty," "Little Paws in the Licenses" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders"  (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


The weather has been moderate here, with a little snow and some wind.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: sparrows, mourning doves, male and female cardinals, and the squirrel upside down on the hopper feeder. 
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Read "Fic for Helgatwb" by Chanter_greenie
Three Random Lines
The Harriss Spiral
A Medieval Bestiary of Decompensation
Queens of Africa Dolls
Read About Warnings (offsite conversation at 167 comments)


The Torn World Muse Fusion ran this past weekend.  See my goodies!

The half-price poetry sale in Polychrome Heroics has concluded.  Some new poems are already posted and linked.  Sold ones are marked accordingly and will be added as I have time, so watch that page this week.


Nominations will soon close for the Rose & Bay Awards which recognize excellence in cyberfunded creativity.  Please nominate your favorite crowdfunding projects before the end of January.
Art: [livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate art!  (3 nominees)
Fiction: [livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate fiction!  (4 nominees)
Poetry: [livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate poetry!  (1 nominee)
Webcomic: [livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate webcomics!  (3 nominees)
Other Project: [livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate other projects!  (4 nominees)
Patron: [livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate patrons!  (3 nominees)


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Foursquare" is now complete.  See how a game is played with superpowers.  "Stretched" belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.  Danso deals with the aftermath of overstraining his superpower.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles"  "Off the Clock" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes," "Broken Hopes," "Brewing Beauty," "Little Paws in the Licenses" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders"  (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


The weather has been cool here.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: sparrows, mourning doves, male cardinal trying to eat thistle seeds out of the sock.  And the squirrel scampering around.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Poem: "The Space Traders"
Read "People looked over them..." by Thebonesofferalletters
Read "Salvaging" by Dialecticdreamer
Poke a Bigot in the Eye: Happy Homosexuality
Hard Things
Eyeglasses Correct Colorblindness


The January 2015 Crowdfunding Creative Jam ran this past weekend.  See what I wrote and what some other folks did too.

This week there is a half-price sale in Polychrome Heroics.  Go shop for poetry or watch for cool things to appear.

The k-fan collections are back from Staples, all nicely spiralbound.  :D  Packaging in progress.


Nominations are currently open for the Rose & Bay Awards which recognize excellence in cyberfunded creativity.  Please drop by and nominate your favorite crowdfunding projects.
Art: [livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate art!  (3 nominees)
Fiction: [livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate fiction!  (3 nominees)
Poetry: [livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate poetry!  (1 nominee)
Webcomic: [livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate webcomics!  (3 nominees)
Other Project: [livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate other projects!  (3 nominees)
Patron: [livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate patrons!  (3 nominees)


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Foursquare" belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.  Lakia and some new friends play a ball-bouncing game and explore their superpowers.  "Stretched" belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.  Danso deals with the aftermath of overstraining his superpower.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles"  "Off the Clock" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders"  (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


The weather has been cold but not frigid, more mud than ice currently.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: sparrows, big flock of mourning doves, huge flock of starlings, male and female cardinals.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Community Supported Agriculture
Read "Salvaging" by Dialecticdreamer
Dealing with Setbacks
Falling in Love on Purpose
Video Game Poetry
Read "Chance Meeting" by Dialecticdreamer
Cuneiform Cookies


With the new printer in place and stocked with fresh toner, I've finished printing the year-end collections for the Poetry Fishbowl k-fans.

The January Poetry Fishbowl went well.  Posting is in progress for sponsored poems.

The next Creative Jam will be this coming weekend, with a theme of "Dreaming and Waking."

Nominations are currently open for the Rose & Bay Awards which recognize excellence in cyberfunded creativity.  Please drop by and nominate your favorite crowdfunding projects.
Art: [livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate art!  (3 nominees)
Fiction: [livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate fiction!  (3 nominees)
Poetry: [livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate poetry!  (1 nominee)
Webcomic: [livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate webcomics!  (2 nominees)
Other Project: [livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate other projects!  (3 nominees)
Patron: [livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate patrons!  (3 nominees)


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Foursquare" belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.  Lakia and some new friends play a ball-bouncing game and explore their superpowers.  "Stretched" belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.  Danso deals with the aftermath of overstraining his superpower.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles"  "Off the Clock" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders"  (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


Weather's turning colder here, and there's ice everywhere.  We have firewood, though.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: sparrows, mourning doves, male and female cardinals, and the squirrel.   
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[personal profile] ruuger said: "I've seen a lot of people have make new year's resolutions about posting more often, or lamenting how LJ/DW have slowed down, so I decide to do somthing about it, namely:"

When you see this, make a post in your journal or in a community. It can be anything: a crosspost something you've posted on Tumblr, a few words about the last thing you read/watched, or just a "Hi, how is everyone?" Then go read your f-list and leave at least one comment.

Good solution.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Comparing Colors
Budgeting for Poetry
Writers Who Can Remember Freedom
Cherokee Language
Matching Games with Textures
Allbingo Invitation
Times in Lakota
Shadows in the Woods game
3D Printable Pasta


Currently I am compiling collections as year-end perks for my k-fans in the Poetry Fishbowl project.  I have the full-year and Frankenstein's Family ones done so far.

The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, January 6 with a theme of "Earn Your Happy Ending."


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Foursquare" belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.  Lakia and some new friends play a ball-bouncing game and explore their superpowers.  "Stretched" belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.  Danso deals with the aftermath of overstraining his superpower.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles"  "Off the Clock" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders"  (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


Weather has been temperate here, but a cold snap is expected, so we did a bunch of wood hauling and splitting.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: sparrows and a female cardinal.  When the temperature drops, I bet more of them show up.  Also, I finally caught my witch hazel bush blooming.  Apparently it is the type that blooms at the beginning of winter instead of the end of winter.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
A New Species of Lizard
My Holiday Shopping
Emailing Tools
Weavesilk
Poetry Fishbowl Report from December 2, 2014
Is This Venue Accessible?
Cinderella's Slippers
Genprompt Bingo Card 12-17-14
Read "Chance Meeting" by Dialecticdreamer


The Holiday Poetry Sale has concluded. While it didn't go as well as some previous years, it has still posted a bunch of new poems, so check out the list for links to those. I don't have everything up yet; sold poems have been marked accordingly and will appear later in the week.

Winterfaire 2014 is open on Dreamwidth and on LiveJournal, and will run through the end of December.  Come set up a booth if your goods or services would make nice holiday gifts.  If you are shopping, come browse the vendors.  The linkback poem "Hercules and the Lions" has 5 verses left to reveal.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Foursquare" belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.  Lakia and some new friends play a ball-bouncing game and explore their superpowers.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles"  "Off the Clock" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders"  (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


We had great weather for our "longest night" bonfire yesterday, cold and clear with a light breeze.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: sparrows, male cardinals, and mourning doves.  They haven't been as interested during mild weather.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Maps That Never Happened
Unsold Poems from the October 7, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl
Flash Paper Fireballs
Ancient Babylonian Music
BINGO: Row
"Dreidel" Song
Torture Pr0n
Native Holiday Carols
1000 Color Puzzle
Read "Private Chat" by Dialecticdreamer
What We Like in Writing/Reading
When You Can't Find an Audience
Parable of the Polygons
Popcorn Kittens
Indie Midlister
Stories by Lb_lee


The Holiday Poetry Sale will be running Monday, December 15-Sunday, December 21.

Winterfaire 2014 is open on Dreamwidth and on LiveJournal, and will run through the end of December.  Come set up a booth if your goods or services would make nice holiday gifts.  If you are shopping, come browse the vendors.  The linkback poem "Hercules and the Lions" is a little more than half posted now.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Foursquare" belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.  Lakia and some new friends play a ball-bouncing game and explore their superpowers.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles"  "Off the Clock" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders"  (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


It's been cool and gray here.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: sparrows, male cardinals, mourning doves, and goldfinches on the thistle sock. 
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Holiday Music List
Read "Saraphina's Song" by Dialecticdreamer
Recipe: "Mashed Yams with Halva"
SF and Ferguson
Watch "Haida Raid 3: Save Our Waters"
Read "Neighborhood Repair" by Dialecticdreamer
Worldbuilding Stop-Tropes


The Tuesday Poetry Fishbowl was a little slow but I got some good poems out of it.  There will be more of those posting soon. 

The theme poll is now live for fishbowls in early 2015.

Winterfaire 2014 is now open on Dreamwidth and on LiveJournal, and will run through the end of December.  Come set up a booth if your goods or services would make nice holiday gifts.  If you are shopping, come browse the vendors.  The linkback poem "Hercules and the Lions" is a little more than half posted now.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Save the City" is now complete.  Read about the aftermath of the game session as people discuss family dynamics.  "Foursquare" belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.  Lakia and some new friends play a ball-bouncing game and explore their superpowers.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles"  "Off the Clock" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders"  (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


Today is gray and quiet.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: sparrows, lots of male cardinals, mourning doves, and goldfinches on the thistle sock. We had a lovely esbat feast the other day, so I have turkey bones in the freezer for making stock later.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Holiday Lights in a Jar
Read "In the Market" by Dialecticdreamer
Call for Prompts: Come to the Kindathon (week-long call)
BINGO: special
New Crowdfunding Project: Dialecticdreamer
African Authors
Read "Over-wintering" by Dialecticdreamer
Lightsaber humor
Read "Tell Yourself You Fit" by Thebonesofferalletters
Rules to Break
Poem: "A Show of Faith"
Thanksgiving
Hard Things
Blackout Friday
Kaleidoscope Dancer

I posted several older poems in The Origami Mage recently: "tired traveler, busy city," "going to the ocean," and "friendship and enmity."

Winterfaire 2014 is now open on Dreamwidth and on LiveJournal, and will run through the end of December.  Come set up a booth if your goods or services would make nice holiday gifts.  If you are shopping, come browse the vendors.  The linkback poem "Hercules and the Lions" is about half posted now.

The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, December 2 with a theme of "games and fun."  Drop by my blogs then and leave me some prompts!


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Save the City" belongs to the Polychrome Heroics series.  There are many new verses, showing the game session and some personal discussion among Danso's family.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles"  "Off the Clock" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders"  (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


Today is calm and mild.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: sparrows, male and female cardinals, and lots of goldfinches on the thistle sock. Also my witch hazel is blooming.  We got some firewood cut up, thanks to a friend coming out with a chainsaw.
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Life is full of things which are hard or tedious or otherwise unpleasant that need doing anyhow. They help make the world go 'round, they improve skills, and they boost your sense of self-respect. But doing them still kinda sucks. It's all the more difficult to do those things when nobody appreciates it. Happily, blogging allows us to share our accomplishments and pat each other on the back.

What are some of the hard things you've done recently?
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Peanut Butter Cookies
New Crowdfunding Project: Redeemer
Watch "Nebula"
Caveman Skills
Untapped Potential in SF
Trans Day of Remembrance: Yoilosh
Interview of Dialecticdreamer by Corvi
Goldfinches
Language on the Brain
Evil!Schrodinger in Action

The half-price sale in Frankenstein's Family sold all but one poem, woohoo!  Drop by the sale page and check the links to make sure you've seen all the new ones.  This series is over 35,000 words now and approaching the 40,000 threshold for novel length.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Save the City" belongs to the Polychrome Heroics series.  There are nine new verses, in which Abigail and Danso talk about Nathaniel.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles"  "Off the Clock" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders"  (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


Today is blustery.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: sparrows, mourning doves, dark-eyed juncos, male and female cardinals, and lots of goldfinches on the thistle sock. 
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Moment of Silence: Glen A. Larson
Poem: "The Antique Icebox"
Read "Finding the God in the Gate" by Zeeth_kyrah
Read "Zombie's Birthday" by Lb_lee
Read "The Genie" by Lb_lee
PoetTown on GoFundMe
Crowdfunding Creative Jam
Poetry Fishbowl Report for Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Universal Storytelling
Listen to a Comet
How to Kick a Guy in the Balls
Pears and Bread Pudding
Read "Patchwork Families" by Dialecticdreamer


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Save the City" belongs to the Polychrome Heroics series.  Nathaniel's grandmother visits Danso's family to see her grandson.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles"  "Off the Clock" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders"  (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


First snow!  Also it has snowed several times since then.  Very cold tonight, so there's a fire going.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: sparrows, mourning doves, a male cardinal, and lots of goldfinches on the new thistle sock.  I saw the squirrel out gathering nuts.  I've restocked thistle seed and mixed seed for the feeders.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Space and Neurology
Urban Fantasy =/= Paranormal Romance
Pele's Island
Remember, Remember
Read "Clearing the Air" by Dialecticdreamer


The fishbowl went well, although the writing was sloooowwww this time. See the unsold poetry list.  The general fund poll is also open.


Poetry in Microfunding:
None at the moment!  Everything is eligible to be opened for microfunding.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles"  "Off the Clock" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders"  (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


Weather is cool and windy.  Currently blooming: marigolds, sweet alyssum.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: sparrows, mourning doves, a male cardinal, and lots of goldfinches on the new thistle sock.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:

Read "Halo" by Chanter_greenie
Zombie Story Available
An Idea for Voter Suppression Protest
Science Bingo Fest
The Future, Seen from the Past
Colors of Blood
Tactile Sensitivity Resources


The Polychrome Heroics half-price sale sold out!  Woohoo!  Click the link to see all the new poems.  It also kind of got tangled around a lot of other things going on, so I cleared out the balance of the two open epics as well.

See Garden of Repose for a memorial of this year's beloved dead.  Our Samhain ritual went pretty well, all things considered.

Our houseguests have returned home.  I'm slightly less swamped under major additional demands.  But tomorrow's the fishbowl already, so who knows when I'll actually be able to dig through the backlog.

The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, November 4 with a theme of "winning without defeating anyone."  That's also election day, so the fishbowl may start a little later while we go do damage control.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"The Lotus Warriors" is now complete.  See how tired people save the world!  "Climbing Rocks" is now complete.  Brenda and Darrel deal with the rock monster.  As there are no open epics, anything is eligible for microfunding in tomorrow's fishbowl.


Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles"  "Off the Clock" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders"  (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


Weather has turned chilly and blustery.  Currently blooming: marigolds, portulaca, zinnias, sweet alyssum, torenia, lantana.  I've seen the squirrel again.  Birdfeeders have been filled, and I saw sparrows and a mourning dove in the fly-through feeder. 
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:

Poem: "Nancy Stories"
Poem: "Mad Scientesses"
Read "Safe Within These Walls" by Thebonesofferalletters
Poem: "Inside the Lines"
Today's Yardening: Daffodils
Poem: "The Sounds You Can't Unhear"
Trailer for "Tant de Forets"
Poem: "Pulling the Strings"
Read "Little Witches" by Alexconall
Poem: "Finding the Tears"
Poem: "Climbing the Family Tree"
Pan de Muerto de Chocolate
Poem: "Simple as a Glass of Chocolate"
Poem: "Shifting Perceptions Without a Clutch"
Poem: "Bending Forks"
Poem: "Nancy's Kids"
When Not to Extend a Scene
Today's Yardening: Daffodils
Trust in Media
Validation Therapy


The Polychrome Heroics sale is SOLD OUT!  Woohoo!  That's a ton of poetry.  Some of the sponsored ones have been posted, but I still have a lot left to do and that's going to sprawl out over time.  Please be patient and continue to watch for new poems to appear. 

On the bright side, I finished a draft of my last Llewellyn article for the year.  Just need to get that polished and submitted, then it's one more project off my desk.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"The Lotus Warriors" is science fiction about an alien invasion, the Resistance against which is led by people with chronic fatigue syndrome.  In my writing, ANYONE can be a hero!  "Climbing Rocks" belongs to the series P.I.E.  Brenda and Darrel face off against a rock monster.  "What a Precious Privilege" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  It features Stan and Lawrence working out their relationship the morning after Lawrence was sick.  It is fully funded,  but not fully posted yet.


Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles"  "Off the Clock" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders"  (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


Weather has been lovely here.  Currently blooming: marigolds, portulaca, zinnias, sweet alyssum, torenia, lantana.  Green fruit: pears. 
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:

Plot Patterns Illustrated
The Evolution of Food
Read "Spinward" by Dialecticdreamer
Writing Aliens
Inspirograph
Read "Clearing the Air" by Dialecticdreamer


The Crowdfunding Creative Jam ran this past weekend.  Four things were written to my prompts, and I wrote five poems, one of which is posted as the freebie.  Click the link to find the posted ones.

This week there is a half-price sale (or quarter-price if you spend $100+) in Polychrome Heroics.  Watch for sponsored poetry to appear!

Poetry News talks about my attempts, with help from some fans, to organize the Polychrome Heroics material.  Feedback is still welcome, and it's helping.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Pitfalls" is now complete; see what happens to Brenda and Darrel at the police station.  "The Lotus Warriors" is science fiction about an alien invasion, the Resistance against which is led by people with chronic fatigue syndrome.  In my writing, ANYONE can be a hero!  "Climbing Rocks" belongs to the series P.I.E.  Brenda and Darrel face off against a rock monster.


Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles"  "Off the Clock" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "The Science of Madness" (poetry), "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders"  (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


Weather was cold last week, but more pleasant now.  Currently blooming: marigolds, portulaca, zinnias, sweet alyssum, torenia.  Green fruit: pears, apples. I've seen the squirrel more often.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Watch an excerpt of "Seder Masochism" by Nina Paley
Poem: "Water Colors"
Read "Corporation Sues Man" by Dialecticdreamer
Recipes: African Feast
Moment of Silence: Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Read "Shifting Perspective" by Dialecticdreamer
Poem: "firefly feast"


Last week's fishbowl went well. Polling for perks is still in progress; you can vote on the free epic poem until this evening.

Based on an audience poll, there will be a half-price sale in Polychrome Heroics running October 20-26.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Pitfalls" belongs to the series P.I.E.  There are ten new verses; see Brenda and Darrel make it back to the police station.


Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles"  "Off the Clock" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders"  (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


Weather has been chilly and intermittently damp.  Currently blooming: marigolds, portulaca, zinnias, sweet alyssum, torenia.  Green fruit: pears, apples. 

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