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I need more help with the recordkeeping side of my writing.  A lot of it is stuff that only I can do, but it's possible for other people to do some of the Weebly website updates, which saves me time that I can then use to write more goodies.  What I need most is help making the new entries for freshly written poems, particularly in Polychrome Heroics, but if there's another series you adore and would like to manage, that's useful too.

The basic payoff for this is that you get to see all the new stuff for whatever you are managing, even if it hasn't been published yet.  That's about a chapbook's worth of goodies per month.  If you want some other perk like getting extra poetry printed, I'm open to discussing that.

Who's interested?
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Sunday Yardening
Saturday Yardening
Happy Earth Day!
Friday Yardening
Unsold Poems from the April 19, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl
Hard Things
Wednesday Yardening
Genprompt Bingo Card 4-19-16


This week's bonus fishbowl had modest participation but great plot advancement. \o/ I'm caught up on posting the sponsored poems. "Trust and Integrity" was the last of those. Also, the poem "Repetition of Thought" has been sponsored, so that will get posted as soon as "New Wine in Old Bottles" is sponsored and published.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Cheersquad gives Zima some ideas for helping Lakia.  "The Door to Nowhere" is a crossover between P.I.E. and Schrodinger's Heroes.  There are 6 new verses, in which Brenda and Darrel meet up with Chris.  "When Someone Is Vulnerable" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Officer Pink.  Turq crash-lands at Ansel's home.


Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "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," "Raising the Future" "Beach Pies" "Unsolid Ground" "Riding from the Rescue" "To Ride Death" (poetry), "Rammer" (nonfiction).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


Today is a warm, breezy spring day.  It's been nice for most of the week, so we've accomplished a lot outside.  Tonight we're due for rain.  I have planted most of what I got at the Earth Day festival on Saturday.  Seen at the bird feeders this week: small flock of sparrows, several mourning doves, a pair of cardinals, many grackles, a brown-headed cowbird, a rufous-sided towhee, a rose-breasted grosbeak, and a squirrel.  Daffodils are winding down and the pear tree is done.  Currently blooming: violets, redbud, gold currant, lilacs, honeysuckle, zinnias.   
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Read "Float Like a Leaf, Sting Like a Berettafly"
Sunday Yardening
Four Types of Cities
Saturday Yardening
Read "Lightbulb" by Alatefeline
Poetry in Comics
Poetry Fishbowl Report for April 5, 2016
Read "Hidden Storms" by Dialecticdreamer
Unsold Poems from the April 5, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl
Wednesday Yardening
Good News


The [livejournal.com profile] crowdfunding Creative Jam went well this past weekend. Our theme was "ideas."

There will be a Poetry Fishbowl on Tuesday, April 19 featuring An Army of One.  Now is a good time to catch up on that series, or explore issues in neurovariant rights, to start thinking about prompts for which storylines you want to expand.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  It has 7 new verses, in which Cheersquad gives Zima some ideas for helping Lakia.  "The Door to Nowhere" is a crossover between P.I.E. and Schrodinger's Heroes.  Brenda and Darrel tangle with Evil!Schrodinger.  "When Someone Is Vulnerable" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Officer Pink.  Turq crash-lands at Ansel's home.


Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "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," "Raising the Future" "Beach Pies" "Unsolid Ground" "Riding from the Rescue" "To Ride Death" (poetry), "Rammer" (nonfiction).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


Today is a nice spring day, warm and sunny.  It's been like this for most of the week, so we've accomplished a lot outside.  \o/  We finished the first batch of planting and are doing cleanup until we get more plants.  Seen at the bird feeders this week: small flock of sparrows, several mourning doves, a pair of cardinals, many grackles, a red-bellied woodpecker, and a squirrel.  Yesterday there was a blue jay, which we used to have here, but I haven't seen one in the yard for years.  I also saw a brown thrasher on the hopper feeder this morning, which is somewhat unusual as they tend to eat insects and berries more than seeds.  Daffodils are winding down and the pear tree is done.  Currently blooming: violets, hyacinths, crabapples, apple, cherries, redbud.   
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Appointing a Judge
Saturday Yardening
Climate Change Is Worse
Losing Language
Thursday's Yardening
Read "Thanks" by Aldersprig


Last week's poetry fishbowl generated plenty of prompts, but not a lot of donations. Polls are currently up for the free epic and bonus fishbowl series. I still need to post the one for the general fund.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Lakia's counselor worries about her.  "The Door to Nowhere" is a crossover between P.I.E. and Schrodinger's Heroes.  Brenda and Darrel tangle with Evil!Schrodinger.


Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "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," "Raising the Future" "Beach Pies" "Unsolid Ground" "Riding from the Rescue" "To Ride Death" (poetry), "Rammer" (nonfiction).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


Today is a nice spring day, temperate and breezy, partly sunny.  It's been windy and rainy much of the week, so I haven't gotten much yardwork done.  Seen at the bird feeders this week: small flock of sparrows, several mourning doves, a pair of cardinals, many grackles, a red-bellied woodpecker, and a squirrel.  Daffodils are winding down, petals starting to shed from pear tree.  Currently blooming: daffodils, forsythia, plum tree, violets, hyacinths, pear tree.  Budding: apple tree, cherry trees, redbuds.  Leafing out: hazelnut. 
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
BINGO: blackout banner
Sunday Yardening
Read the new Gingerblast Ad by Dialecticdreamer
Archetypal Characters Bingo Card 4-1-16
Friday Yardening
BINGO: line
BINGO: blackout
Thursday's Yardening
Transgender Day of Visibility
Today's Project
Good News


The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, April 5 with a theme of "changing society from within." I hope to see you then!


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Lakia's counselor worries about her.  "The Door to Nowhere" is a crossover between P.I.E. and Schrodinger's Heroes.  Brenda and Darrel tangle with Evil!Schrodinger.


Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "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," "Raising the Future" "Beach Pies" "Unsolid Ground" "Riding from the Rescue" "To Ride Death" (poetry), "Rammer" (nonfiction).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


The weather looks nice now, but it's been windy the past two days.  Seen at the bird feeders this week: small flock of sparrows, several mourning doves, a pair of cardinals, and many grackles.  Crocus are done blooming, early daffodils fading but others still going strong.  Currently blooming: daffodils, forsythia, apricot tree, plum tree, violets, hyacinths, pear tree.  Leafing out: raspberry canes.  The first shipment of tree and shrub seedlings has arrived for spring planting.  Hopefully we'll be able to get started on that soon.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Read "Butterfly Net" Part 6
Read "All Hopes for a Better World"

The discussion of super combat ethics is still going strong on Dreamwidth and on LiveJournal. You may also like Dialecticdreamer's posts about "Universal Discussions" and "Inside the Glass Teat" Part 1 and Part 2. Come explore what the mainstream is and is not tackling, and where some of the alternatives can go. You may get some good prompt ideas!


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  There are 7 new verses, in which Lakia's counselor worries about her.  "The Door to Nowhere" is a crossover between P.I.E. and Schrodinger's Heroes.  Brenda and Darrel tangle with Evil!Schrodinger.


Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "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," "Raising the Future" "Beach Pies" "Unsolid Ground" "Riding from the Rescue" "To Ride Death" (poetry), "Rammer" (nonfiction).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


The weather is clear today, but it was raining yesterday.  Seen at the bird feeders this week: large flock of sparrows, several mourning doves, and a pair of cardinals.  Snowdrops are done blooming, crocus almost done, early daffodils fading but others still going strong.  Currently blooming: crocus, daffodils, Cornelian cherry dogwood, forsythia, apricot tree, plum tree, violets, hyacinths.  There are a few flowers on the Manchurian apricot too.   Leafing out: crabapples, pasture rose.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Read "Wrong" by Shiori_makiba
Read "Chase" Part 1 by Siliconshaman
Sunday Yardening
Read "Escape Routes" Part 3 by Dialecticdreamer
Saturday Yardening
In which Elizabeth Warren is Princess Leia
Nemo Hádéíst’į́į́’
Thursday's Yardening
Apple on Privacy
Read "Escape Routes" Part 1 by Dialecticdreamer
Wednesday Yardening
Good News


The Crowdfunding Creative Jam this past weekend went well. I wrote 7 poems, one posted. A couple of people wrote and posted things based on my prompts, also linked from my post.

The half-price sale in Schrodinger's Heroes last week also did well.  Read the sponsored poems via links in the sale page.  There is also a poll for the general fund.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics. Cheersquad helps a lot of people.  "The Door to Nowhere" is a crossover between P.I.E. and Schrodinger's Heroes.  Brenda and Darrel tangle with Evil!Schrodinger.


Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "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," "Raising the Future" "Beach Pies" "Unsolid Ground" "Riding from the Rescue" "To Ride Death" (poetry), "Rammer" (nonfiction).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


The weather is brighter today.  Seen at the bird feeders this week: large flock of sparrows, several mourning doves, a pair of cardinals, and a squirrel. Currently blooming: snowdrops, crocus, daffodils, Cornelian cherry dogwood, forsythia, apricot tree.    Leafing out: honeysuckles, lilacs, columbine, naked ladies, daylilies, grape hyacinth, white starflower, violets, wild strawberries, crabapples, gooseberries, gold currants.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Saturday Yardening
Read "Royal Navy Vessel Exeter" Part 2 by Siliconshaman
Poetry Fishbowl Report for March 1, 2016
Friday Yardening
Thursday's Yardening
Hard Things
Sleep Magic


This week there is a half-price sale in Schrodinger's Heroes. Come and shop for poetry, or watch for the sponsored ones to appear.

Winners have been announced for four categories in the 2016 Rose & Bay Awards. The other two have a runoff poll going, so please vote in that.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics. Cheersquad helps a lot of people.  "Like a Shag on a Rock" is now complete.  Australia = 1, the Spectrum 0.  :D  Slots are now available if anyone wants to open a new epic for microfunding. 


Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "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," "Raising the Future" "Beach Pies" "Unsolid Ground" "Riding from the Rescue" "To Ride Death" (poetry), "Rammer" (nonfiction).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


The weather is soggy.  It's been drizzling on and off for several days.  Seen at the bird feeders this week: large flock of sparrows, several mourning doves, a pair of cardinals, a squirrel, a downy woodpecker, and a red-bellied woodpecker. Currently blooming: snowdrops, crocus, daffodils, and Cornelian cherry dogwood.  Budding: forsythia.  Leafing out: honeysuckles, lilacs, columbine, naked ladies, daylilies, grape hyacinth, white starflower, violets, wild strawberries.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Deep Ocean Sounds
Wintergaten Marble Machine
Black Models on Parade
Read "Royal Navy Vessel Exeter" by Siliconshaman

Last week's poetry fishbowl went pretty well. See polls for the Half-Price Poetry Sale and the Free Epic for March 2016. Here is the unsold poetry list.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics. Cheersquad helps a lot of people.  "Like a Shag on a Rock" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  The Spectrum complain about Australia.  "Hostage to the Character" is now complete.  Read the wrapup of Calliope and Hyperspaceman helping Addison after the incident.


Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "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," "Raising the Future" "Beach Pies" "Unsolid Ground" "Riding from the Rescue" "To Ride Death" (poetry), "Rammer" (nonfiction).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


It's been warm and muddy here.  Seen at the bird feeders this week: large flock of sparrows, several mourning doves, a pair of cardinals, a squirrel, a downy woodpecker, and a red-bellied woodpecker.  Snowdrops, crocus, and daffodils are sprouting.  I've gotten more mulch put out, so that's good progress.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
BINGO: double blackout
New Page: Dr. Infanta
Guide Pages for Calliope and Cassandra
Read "Faerie Dust" by Shiori_makiba
Ashley's Vehicle
Read "Definition of Family" by Dialecticdreamer
'Ohana Index
Sex/Gender Identity Flags


My big news this week is the performance of my poem "Origami Emotion" on YouTube. \o/

The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, March 1 with a theme of "building a future."  I hope to see you then!


Today is the LAST DAY of voting for the 2016 Rose & Bay Awards.  If you have not yet voted, please drop by and post your votes for crowdfunded projects.
Art: [livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate artVote for art!
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Poetry in Microfunding:
"Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics. Cheersquad helps a lot of people.  "Like a Shag on a Rock" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  The Spectrum complain about Australia.  "Hostage to the Character" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Hyperspaceman asks Calliope for help in dealing with a bank robbery gone wrong.


Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "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," "Raising the Future" "Beach Pies" "Unsolid Ground" "Riding from the Rescue" "To Ride Death" (poetry), "Rammer" (nonfiction).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


The snow has melted and it's muddy here.  Seen at the bird feeders this week: large flock of sparrows, several mourning doves, a pair of cardinals, a squirrel, a downy woodpecker, a red-bellied woodpecker, and a house finch.  Snowdrops, crocus, and daffodils are sprouting.  Thanks to some tree trimmers, I now have a huge pile of mulch to work with, so I've started spreading that around.  Yay! 
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There is a new page for the thread about Dr. Infanta in the Polychrome Heroics series.  Please drop by to make sure you've read all the poems in this batch.  If you know of any Dr. Infanta poems that aren't featured on that page, send word to [personal profile] lynnoconnacht who is helping me manage this stuff.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:

Cyborg Drumming
New Berettaflies Posts ("Swarm" and "Guard-Bug")
New Berettaflies Posts ("Common Ground" and "Shared Ground")
Visit the Moon Door
Return of the Tardigrades
Cosplay Patterns from McCall's
Poetry Fishbowl Report for February 2, 2016
Good News


The half-price sale in Polychrome Heroics sponsored three new poems in full, plus one in microfunding.  Woohoo!  If you haven't read them all, use the sale page to catch up, as the sponsored poems have been linked from their titles.

The past weekend's Crowdfunding Creative Jam went well. I've written 9 poems so far, and have one more in progress.


Voting is still open for the 2016 Rose & Bay Awards.
Art: [livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate artVote for art!
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Poetry in Microfunding:
"Grandmothers Moon" is now complete.  Hilla's packmates learn more about other werewolves.  "Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics and has 2 new verses.  Cheersquad helps a lot of people.  "Like a Shag on a Rock" belongs to Polychrome Heroics and has 7 new verses.  The Spectrum complain about Australia.  "Hostage to the Character" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Hyperspaceman asks Calliope for help in dealing with a bank robbery gone wrong.


Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "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," "Raising the Future" "Beach Pies" "Unsolid Ground" "Riding from the Rescue" "To Ride Death" (poetry), "Rammer" (nonfiction).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


It's warmer here again, and muddy.  Seen at the bird feeders this week: large flock of sparrows, several mourning doves, a pair of cardinals, a squirrel, a downy woodpecker, and a red-bellied woodpecker. 
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Replacing Scalia
Zero-Gravity Dance
Comics News
The Wide World of Terramagne
Read "Hot Pink Mess" by Siliconshaman


This week there is a half-price sale in three threads of Polychrome Heroics: Calliope, Officer Pink, and Shiv.

Voting is still open for the 2016 Rose & Bay Awards.
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Fiction: [livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate fictionVote for fiction!
Poetry: [livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate poetryVote for poetry!
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Poetry in Microfunding:
"Grandmothers Moon" belongs to The Moon Door and has 7 new verses.  Hilla's packmates finally get to ask some important questions.  "Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Cheersquad helps a lot of people.  "Like a Shag on a Rock" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  The Spectrum are not doing well in Australia.


Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "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," "Raising the Future" "Beach Pies" "Unsolid Ground" "Riding from the Rescue" "To Ride Death" (poetry), "Rammer" (nonfiction).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


It snowed recently, so there's a blanket of white on the ground.  Seen at the bird feeders this week: large flock of sparrows, several mourning doves, a pair of cardinals, a squirrel, a downy woodpecker, and red-bellied woodpecker.  The red-bellied woodpecker was on the hopper feeder several times instead of the suet cage, and I saw a lady cardinal on the suet feeder.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Read "Alchemy of Spirit" by Dialecticdreamer
How to Deal with Rape Culture


The Poetry Fishbowl went well last week. See the Unsold Poems from the February 2, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl.  Several poems have been sponsored and will be posted presently.

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Poetry in Microfunding:
"Grandmothers Moon" belongs to The Moon Door.  What happens when Hilla's pack meets other werewolves? "Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Cheersquad helps a lot of people.  "Like a Shag on a Rock" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  The Spectrum are not doing well in Australia. 

"All You Can Do Is Feel" has been posted in full, and its companion poem "Vanilla Is a Spice" will appear next week.  The first half of "Trash Day" has been posted and the second half will appear next month.  Stan and Lawrence encounter Shithouse in the park, a meeting which has its ups and downs.


Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "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," "Raising the Future" "Beach Pies" "Unsolid Ground" "Riding from the Rescue" "To Ride Death" (poetry), "Rammer" (nonfiction).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


Weather has been mild this week, with some rain, but today there's a dusting of snow.  Seen at the bird feeders this week: large flock of sparrows, several mourning doves, a pair of cardinals, a squirrel, and a downy woodpecker.  Notably the downy woodpecker was on the fly-through feeder once instead of the suet cage.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Spies Card
Assyrian Dictionary Complete
Origami Emotion
Hard Things
Poem: "Neither Impossible to Escape"
Read "Drawing It Out" by Dialecticdreamer


Due to Imbolc and other factors, I have a busy week, so expect that responses and writing may run slower than usual. Sorry for the delays.

The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, February 2 with a theme of "tactile emphasis."  Please drop by then to give me prompts or watch the poetry appearing.

Nominations for the Rose & Bay Awards are now CLOSED.  Voting will take place during February.  I hope to get the voting posts made later today.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Grandmothers Moon" belongs to The Moon Door.  What happens when Hilla's pack meets other werewolves? "Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Cheersquad helps a lot of people.  "Like a Shag on a Rock" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  The Spectrum are not doing well in Australia.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "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," "Raising the Future" "Beach Pies" "Unsolid Ground" "Riding from the Rescue" "To Ride Death" (poetry), "Rammer" (nonfiction).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


Weather was mostly moderate this week.  Seen at the bird feeders this week: huge flock of sparrows, a few mourning doves, several cardinals, a squirrel, and a downy woodpecker.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Introvert Hamster Ball
Valentine's Day Bingo Cards
Polychrome Heroics Art Therapy Cards
Unsold Poems from the January 19, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl
The Moon Door: Sequencing in Progress
The Phylogenesis of Folktales
Bloomington Native Plant Sale


As you can tell from the timing of this post, I am getting fuckall done today. Various mundane things have intruded on my time, and that's after not even getting all of yesterday's stuff done then. *headdesk*

A big portion of that, however, does have countervailing advantages: discussing with the utility tree man about which trees need trimmed or removed.  While I hate losing trees, some of them are in hazardous positions, and we're getting the work done free.  So, trimming --> firewood and MULCH.  I danced in squeeing circles of that last bit: estimate is a truck and a half of mulch.  Also now I have to prioritize reconstructing the entire defensive line of the savannah into what it should be: bushes or short-short trees under the line, and trees farther back.  I impressed on the fellow that cutting ALL the trees at once would leave a giant gap in the wind protection and then storm damage would mangle the inner trees, power lines, house, and all.  Agh.  So yeah.  Day eaten by locusts, pecked to death by ducklings, it's coming up on supper time and this post is the first of the actually planned things I've been able to touch.


The Rose & Bay Awards are open for nominations of excellent crowdfunded projects active during 2015 in the following categories.  Please come propose your favorite projects for recognition.  All categories need more activity, but especially Art and Other Project.  So far nobody else has nominated stuff and I just do not have the time to chase folks individually and ask for that, and we're running out of time as nominations close at the end of January.
Art (0 nominees)
Fiction (3 nominees)
Poetry (2 nominees)
Webcomic (3 nominees)
Other Project (1 nominee)
Patron (3 nominees)


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Grandmothers Moon" belongs to The Moon Door.  What happens when Hilla's pack meets other werewolves? "Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics and has two new verses.  Cheersquad helps a lot of people.  "Like a Shag on a Rock" belongs to Polychrome Heroics and has three new verses.  The Spectrum are not doing well in Australia. 

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "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," "Raising the Future" "Beach Pies" "Unsolid Ground" "Riding from the Rescue" "To Ride Death" (poetry), "Rammer" (nonfiction).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


We had some snow and a little rain this week.  The bird feeder action continues to be lively!  Seen at the bird feeders this week: huge flock of sparrows, medium flock of mourning doves, several cardinals, two squirrels, downy woodpecker, and red-bellied woodpecker.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Herbie Hancock at Harvard
Poetry Fishbowl Report for January 5, 2016
Moment of Silence: Dan Haggerty
New entry for "The Moon Door"
Braille Tablet
Moment of Silence: Alan Rickman
Sunlight Dosimeter
February Poetry Theme


The Crowdfunding Creative Jam went great this weekend. I wrote 8 poems, of which 7 are already listed and the last one drafted but not yet polished and thumbnailed. There are also links to a couple poems based on my prompts.

I finally finished printing the year-end collections.  We'll be taking those for binding soon.  Yay, progress!

The bonus Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, January 19 focusing on The Moon Door series.  If you want to read about lycanthropy, chronic disease, and women's relationships then come give me prompts or watch for the new poetry to appear.  I am especially hoping to hear from some of my fans who are living with body issues that require creative coping skills.

The Rose & Bay Awards are open for nominations of excellent crowdfunded projects active during 2015 in the following categories.  Please come propose your favorite projects for recognition.  All categories need more activity, but especially Art and Other Project.
Art (0 nominees)
Fiction (3 nominees)
Poetry (2 nominees)
Webcomic (3 nominees)
Other Project (1 nominee)
Patron (3 nominees)


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Cheersquad helps a lot of people.  "Like a Shag on a Rock" belongs to Polychrome Heroics and has two new verses.  The Spectrum are not doing well in Australia.  "The Bricolage of Banished Lives" is now complete, showing the relationship between Ilyana Cherenkov and Blue Blaze.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "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," "Raising the Future" "Beach Pies" "Unsolid Ground" "Riding from the Rescue" "To Ride Death" (poetry), "Rammer" (nonfiction).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


We had a little snow and a little rain this week.  The bird feeder action has been heavier than it has all year!  Seen at the bird feeders this week: huge flock of sparrows, smaller flock of mourning doves, several cardinals, two squirrels, and a downy woodpecker on the suet feeder.  This morning I finally got a look at the larger woodpecker's belly, which is blank, so it's a red-bellied woodpecker instead of a northern flicker.  Woohoo!
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
OKCupid Opens Up
Read "Wrestling with Friendship" by Dialecticdreamer
Read "A Sunday Afternoon" by Siliconshaman
Unsold Poems from the January 5, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl
Worldbuilding in Fiction
Fixing Employment


Last week's Poetry Fishbowl went well.  I am done writing for it.  There are still some poems left to post.

The poll is open to decide themes for fishbowls in early 2016.  The poll for the free epic is currently tied, so more votes would help.  The poll for the bonus fishbowl series is also open.

The Rose & Bay Awards are now open for nominations of excellent crowdfunded projects active during 2015 in the following categories.  Please come propose your favorite projects for recognition.  All categories need more activity, but especially Art and Other Project.
Art (0 nominees)
Fiction (3 nominees)
Poetry (2 nominees)
Webcomic (3 nominees)
Other Project (1 nominee)
Patron (3 nominees)


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Cheersquad helps a lot of people.  "Like a Shag on a Rock" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  The Spectrum are not doing well in Australia.  "The Bricolage of Banished Lives" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  It features Ilyana Cherenkov and Blue Blaze.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "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," "Raising the Future" "Beach Pies" "Unsolid Ground" "Riding from the Rescue" "To Ride Death" (poetry), "Rammer" (nonfiction).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


The weather has been variable.  Seen at the bird feeders this week: sparrows, cardinals, and a downy woodpecker on the suet feeder. 
ysabetwordsmith: Artwork of the wordsmith typing. (typing)
These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Introvert Time
Watch for "Thank Muse It's Friday"
Read "Developing Interest" by Dialecticdreamer
Spies, Secret Agents, and Noir Bingo Card 1-1-15
BINGO: column
"Conspiracy Theory" is now complete!

Annual Posts
2016 Wishlist in Progress
My Crowdfunding Activities in 2016
Goals for 2016
2015 Goals in Review
My Bingo Fests for 2016

The Rose & Bay Awards are now open for nominations of excellent crowdfunded projects active during 2015 in the following categories.  Please come propose your favorite projects for recognition.
Art
Fiction
Poetry
Webcomic
Other Project
Patron


The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, January 5 with a theme of "unexpected uses for ordinary things." Please mark your calendars and drop by then to give me prompts, chatter with other fans, or watch for new poetry to appear.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  There is one new verse about caring for upset soups. 

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "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," "Raising the Future" "Beach Pies" "Unsolid Ground" "Riding from the Rescue" "To Ride Death" (poetry), "Rammer" (nonfiction).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


The weather has cleared here.  Seen at the bird feeders this week: sparrows, dark-eyed juncoes, and a downy woodpecker on the suet feeder. 
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I just got a note that my DW account will be expiring in two weeks.  If anyone has spare DW points, I could put them to good use here.  Thanks.

EDIT 12/31/15: Thank you!  A fan has extended my account, so I'm all set for now.  *happydance*

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