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April's theme covers Heliopath’s World and Aurora’s World. March 2014 Round-Up lists the stories and other activities from the past month.

Fiction: The World Walkers: Quiar: The Case of the Counterfeit Enchantments (part 9, 82nd continuation) shows Lucille worrying about what Peric will do.
The World Walkers: Quiar: The Case of the Counterfeit Enchantments (part 9, 83rd continuation) has Peric fuming over the damage to his friend Bertram. A pissed-off empath is scary.
The World Walkers: Quiar: The Case of the Counterfeit Enchantments (part 9, 84th continuation) shows Quiar talking with Peric about Bertram's injuries and the counterfeiters.
The World Walkers: Quiar: The Case of the Counterfeit Enchantments (part 9, 85th continuation) introduces the confrontation between Peric and the surviving platypus. O_O
The World Walkers: Quiar: The Case of the Counterfeit Enchantments (part 9, 86th continuation) continues the conflict as Peric takes the information he seeks from the assassin.

Aurora’s World: Konir: Clay: Making an Informed Decision (part 4) features Clay and Jennica talking about how to deal with magical oppression.
Aurora’s World: Atecia: Opal: Talking to Margery (part 6) has Haidar telling Opal about settling the world.
Aurora’s World: Atecia: Calix: Felicia Blooming is about the onset of magic.
Aurora’s World: Atecia: Calix: Felicia Blooming (part 2) has Felicia arguing with her family about what to do now that she has magic.

Other Fiction: Aurora’s World: Ialaera: Jillian: Hunted (part 3)
Aurora’s World: Ialaera: Mirica: A Thief in the House (part 6)
Aurora’s World: Haerith: Xavia: Making a Decision (part 4)
Aurora’s World: Atecia: Aurora: A Death in the Family
Aurora’s World: Atecia: Aurora: A Night with Harrison
Aurora’s World: Ialaera: Mirica: A Thief in the House (part 7)
Aurora’s World: Ialaera: Mackenzie: The Thieves’ Hideout (part 3)

Heliopath’s World: Ildieu: Jasper: The Arrival of Kestrel (part 2)
Heliopath’s World: Ildieu: Falcon: Kestrel’s Kidnap
Heliopath’s World: Ildieu: Kestrel: Kidnapped (part 2)
Heliopath’s World: Ildieu: Kestrel: Kidnapped (part 3)
Heliopath’s World: Ildieu: Falcon: Kestrel’s Kidnap (part 2)
Heliopath’s World: Ildieu: Jasper: The Arrival of Kestrel (part 3)
Heliopath’s World: Ildieu: Kestrel: Kidnapped (part 4)

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My paid account here is going to run out in another day or so.  If anyone has Dreamwidth points they're not using, I'd love to have those to pick up some more paid time. 
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The March theme is Afterlife and Deities' World.

Fiction: The World Walkers: Quiar: The Case of the Counterfeit Enchantments (part 9, 80th continuation) shows Lucille and Kester talking about the fae.
The World Walkers: Quiar: The Case of the Counterfeit Enchantments (part 9, 81st continuation) has Lucille and Kester talking about the Wish Givers, and a little about how upset Peric is that Bertram has been hurt.

The Afterlife: Richard: Reading Charis’ Journal follows Richard as he reads what Charis wrote about being Death. It also introduces the Rainbow Lake, a location I helped design for the Afterlife setting.
The Afterlife: Richard: Reading Charis’ Journal (part 2) shows some of what the Rainbow Lake can do, as it changes through its colour phases.
The Afterlife: Richard: Reading Charis’ Journal (part 3) introduces family dynamics and Samael's relationship with Death.
The Afterlife: Richard: Reading Charis’ Journal (part 4) further explores what happened between Samael and Death.
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The March theme is Afterlife and Deities' World.

Fiction: The World Walkers: Quiar: The Case of the Counterfeit Enchantments (part 9, 79th continuation) has Kester and Lucille talking about Walkers, natural and otherwise.

The World Walkers: Quiar: Mothar: Takara: The Missionary (part 2) introduces a llama to a Larnachi settlement.
The World Walkers: Quiar: Mothar: Takara: The Missionary (part 3) has Kamen and Takara discussing how to make safe changes to their culture.

The World Walkers: Unknown World: Mallory: Making a Decision has an argument between Mallory and Alban.

Afterlife: Nathan: Letting Go (part 2) shows the progress Nathan is making in adjusting to the Afterlife.
Afterlife: Nathan: Letting Go (part 3) continues as Aras coaches Nathan to consider how to occupy his time.

Afterlife: Caitlyn: Sacred Calling (part 2) follows Caitlyn and Uriel searching through files.
Afterlife: Caitlyn: Sacred Calling (part 3) has Caitlyn and Uriel in a conversation about spirits, guides, and Death.
Afterlife: Caitlyn: Sacred Calling (part 4) shows Caitlyn and Uriel talking about their relationship with Death.
Afterlife: Caitlyn: Sacred Calling (part 5) features Caitlyn and Uriel talking about what it means to be a good guide.
The Afterlife: Caitlyn: Sacred Calling (part 6) has Caitlyn exploring what it means to be the guide who works with Death.
Afterlife: Caitlyn: Visiting Family describes the afterlife reunion with Caitlyn and some of her relatives.

Afterlife: Joe: A Dog’s Death is about passing on for a nonhuman soul.

The Deities’ World: Papa Legba: Choosing to Connect (part 4) shows Hecate talking with Legba about connecting with people.
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The March theme is Afterlife and Deities' World. Update: 12th March 2014 describes characterization and setting challenges, along with a change that allows crowdfunding fanworks.

Fiction: The Donor House: A Conversation with Alice is an introductory story to this collection showing a new donor.

The Deities’ World: Papa Legba: Choosing to Connect (part 2) is a wonderful bit of meta about the relationship between character and writer.
The Deities’ World: Papa Legba: Choosing to Connect (part 3) is about choosing what connections to make.
The Deities’ World: Callidora: Learning from Lakshmi (part 2) has Callidora talking about three-headed puppies, learning, and fear.
The Deities’ World: Anubis: An Evening with Hades (part 2) has Hades and Anubis talking about change and relationships.

The World Walkers: Quiar: The Case of the Counterfeit Enchantments (part 9, 77th continuation) is a bittersweet conversation between Quiar, Athare, and Gaelom about Emrys.
The World Walkers: Quiar: The Case of the Counterfeit Enchantments (part 9, 78th continuation) shows Lucille worrying about the injured Bertram.
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The March theme is Afterlife and Deities' World. Update: 10th March 2014 offers an update of donor perks.

Fiction: The World Walkers: Quiar: The Case of the Counterfeit Enchantments (part 9, 75th continuation) has Athare talking with Quiar and Raenarin about the fae and the Web.
The World Walkers: Quiar: The Case of the Counterfeit Enchantments (part 9, 76th continuation) involves Athare and Quiar talking about the Moonjumpers and the shyders, and their role in the Web.

The Deities’ World: Hephaestus: Returning Home (part 3) features Hephaestus and Ares talking about family dynamics and their followers' beliefs.
The Deities World: Lucifer: Halloween (part 3) shows Lucifer thinking about whether to get a three-headed puppy.
The Deities’ World: Papa Legba: Choosing to Connect explores the difference between deities and loas, and the connection between people and divine, or people and worlds.
The Deities’ World: Persephone: Talking to Callidora has Persephone and Callie talking about their family, complete with three-headed puppies.
The Deities’ World: Persephone: Talking to Callidora (part 2) continues the conversation.
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The March theme is Afterlife and Deities' World. Check out the Sale: Setting Rental; Character Adoption; and Story Bundle. Read the February 2014 Round-Up.

Fiction: The World Walkers: The Case of the Counterfeit Enchantments (part 9, 71st continuation) shows Quiar and Raenarin talking about the counterfeiters and Lucille.

The World Walkers: Quiar: The Case of the Counterfeit Enchantments (part 9, 72nd continuation) has Quiar and Raenarin discussing different Webs and times.

The World Walkers: Quiar: The Case of the Counterfeit Enchantments (part 9, 73rd continuation) features Quiar and Raenarin continuing to talk about Lucille and the future.

The World Walkers: Quiar: The Case of the Counterfeit Enchantments (part 9, 74th continuation) brings Athare into the conversation between Quiar and Raenarin; and the charm starts affecting the platypus who attacked Lucille and Bertram.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Feminist Wardrobe Malfunction
Female Villains
Story by Sharpeningthebones
Thoughts on Disability
The Leaky Pipeline
Unstuffing the Fridge
Gender Disparity in Publishing
Dressing Your Characters


The 2014 Rose & Bay Awards have concluded. Read the winners here. Thank you for participating.

The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, March 4 with a theme of "Dragons."  I hope to see you there!


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Its Very Existence" belongs to the series Path of the Paladins.  Nahum struggles to survive alone.  "The Feast of Saint Valentine" belongs to the series Frankenstein's Family.  There are 17 new verses, in which Victor rouses the village to help him find Igor.

Torn World writing update:
Currently posting: "Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal" (fiction).  Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" "The Slow Hunt" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3) (fiction), "Stinging Like Nettles" "Rainforest Delicacies" (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" "Beach Pictures" "Tangleweed" "Snowbloom" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" "Snowbloom 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 got a little bit of snow, but the sky is clear again this morning.  The birds are out looking for something to eat.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Building Orthanc, Part 7
BINGO: column
Poem: "You Should Go"
One Language ...
Langston Hughes
Poem: "The Book of Avory"
Character Flaws
Building Orthanc, Part 6
The Universal Shapes of Stories
Diversity in YA Books
Read: "Playing the Field"


The half-price poetry sale in Walking the Beat has sold out. Woohoo! You can find links to all the published poems on the sale page.

The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, March 4 with a theme of "dragons."

Voting is still open in all categories for the 2014 Rose & Bay Awards.  The voting period closes at the end of this month, so Feb. 28 is the last day to vote.  Please cast your votes for excellence in crowdfunding.  Webcomics and Other Project are most in need of votes, with only one participant each.
Art: 10 voters
Fiction: 11 voters
Poetry: 2 voters
Webcomics: 1 voter
Other Project: 1 voter
Patron: 5 voters

The Bingo Valentines fest has concluded over on Allbingo.  You can see my second bingo column for this event.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Its Very Existence" belongs to the series Path of the Paladins.  Nahum struggles to survive alone.  "The Feast of Saint Valentine" belongs to the series Frankenstein's Family.  There are six new verses, in which Victor frantically searches for the absent Igor.

Torn World writing update:
Currently posting: "Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal" (fiction).  Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" "The Slow Hunt" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3) (fiction), "Stinging Like Nettles" "Rainforest Delicacies" (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" "Beach Pictures" "Tangleweed" "Snowbloom" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" "Snowbloom 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).


Warming weather with some rain has melted off most of the snow.  It hailed briefly.  Currently it's overcast and calm.  I've been seeing the squirrel a lot.
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February has no theme. Discuss some Series Options. See The Ideas Post for opportunities to help develop new worlds. Update: 12th February 2014 (again) deals with LiveJournal and story sequencing.

Fiction: The World Walkers: Quiar: The Case of the Counterfeit Enchantments (part 9, 67th continuation) has Meriwether and Lucille talking about Emrys.
The World Walkers: Quiar: The Case of the Counterfeit Enchantments (part 9, 68th continuation) continues the conversation between Meriwether and Lucille about lost histories.
The World Walkers: Quiar: The Case of the Counterfeit Enchantments (part 9, 69th continuation) features Meriwether telling Lucille about his choice of lives.
The World Walkers: The Case of the Counterfeit Enchantments (part 9, 70th continuation) shows Lucille and Bertram fighting with assassins sent by the counterfeiters!

The World Walkers: Unknown World: Piper: Wrong Place, Wrong Time involves a trap set across the worlds.
The Donor House: Ciar: Saving a Life is about a vampire saving a little girl.
The World Walkers: Unknown World: Saraid: Living with the Floods tells of the first flood.
AU Pagan: Andrew: Not Being Charlie is a genderbending alternate to Anna/Charlotte, eerie and compelling.
The World Walkers: Unknown World: Sini: Meeting Riordan has Sini meeting Riordan.
AU Donor House: John: Being A Two Spirit imagines John as a different gender/orientation.

Other Fiction: Heliopath’s World: Outside Ildieu: Dale: Taking Charge
AU Pagan: Kim: Home Alone
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Poem: "Who Watches the Watchers"
Lovelock on Climate Change
Disability, Success and Failure
Crowdfunding Creative Jam
Special Needs in Strange Worlds
Building Orthanc, Part 4
Poem: "The Love Puppy"
Poetry Fishbowl Report for February 4, 2014
Building Orthanc, Part 3
Read "A Selection of Addergoole Microbits" by Aldersprig
Enjoy "Gift Enough" by Catsittingstill
Playing the Hand You're Dealt
Lego and Gender


The half-price poetry sale for Walking the Beat is now open, running February 17-23.  Several poems have already sold and will appear after this post.

Voting is now open in all categories for the 2014 Rose & Bay Awards. Please cast your votes for excellence in crowdfunding.  Webcomics and Other Project are most in need of votes, with only one participant each.
Art: 10 voters
Fiction: 7 voters
Poetry: 2 voters
Webcomics: 1 voter
Other Project: 1 voter
Patron: 3 voters

The Bingo Valentines fest is running over on Allbingo, from February 1-21.  Get a card from any relevant fest, make your own, or use the public card.  Sexual or asexual, romantic or aromantic, come make and enjoy fun stuff about affection.  You can see my bingo column for this event.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Its Very Existence" belongs to the series Path of the Paladins.  Nahum struggles to survive alone.  "The Feast of Saint Valentine" belongs to the series Frankenstein's Family.  Victor tries to renegotiate their relationship, and Igor takes it badly.

Torn World writing update:
Currently posting: "Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal" (fiction).  Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" "The Slow Hunt" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3) (fiction), "Stinging Like Nettles" "Rainforest Delicacies" (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" "Beach Pictures" "Tangleweed" "Snowbloom" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" "Snowbloom 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 here has been mixed.  We got a bunch of snow.  Today it has been variously freezing rain and sleet, and currently its warmer and windy so that little crescents of ice are flying off the trees to smack into the house.  The birds have been huddled around the feeders with all their feathers fluffed.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Where Canon and Fanfic Meet
Asexual Characters
Building Orthanc, Part 1
Toroid Planet
How to Pronounce Old Norse
Class Warfare in Publishing
Writing Outside Your Traits


The February 4 Poetry Fishbowl went quite well.  Participation was more enthusiastic, and I got a lot of stuff done.  Yay!  The followup general fund poll is running until Monday night. Decide which open epic gets the leftover money. The half-price series poll is running until Monday afternoon, so catch it quick if you haven't voted. The free epic poll is tied; I'll watch for it to break the tie and then close it.

Voting is now open in all categories for the 2014 Rose & Bay Awards. Please cast your votes for excellence in crowdfunding.
Art: 10 voters
Fiction: 5 voters
Poetry: 2 voters
Webcomics: 1 voter
Other Project: 1 voter
Patron: 1 voter

The Bingo Valentines fest is running over on Allbingo, from February 1-21.  Get a card from any relevant fest, make your own, or use the public card.  Sexual or asexual, romantic or aromantic, come make and enjoy fun stuff about affection.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Its Very Existence" belongs to the series Path of the Paladins.  Nahum struggles to survive alone.  "The Feast of Saint Valentine" belongs to the series Frankenstein's Family.  Victor tries to renegotiate their relationship, and Igor takes it badly.

Torn World writing update:
Currently posting: "Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal" (fiction).  Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" "The Slow Hunt" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3) (fiction), "Stinging Like Nettles" "Rainforest Delicacies" (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" "Beach Pictures" "Tangleweed" "Snowbloom" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" "Snowbloom 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 here dumped a lot of snow and then cleared up.  It's been cold so the snow is sticking.  I've seen squirrels around, and more cardinals and woodpeckers drawn to the feeders.
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January has no theme. Update: 28th January 2014 talks about personal challenges and writing news. January 2014 Round-Up has the big writing update with links to all the recently published stuff. Enter the February 2014 Raffle by commenting, linking, or spending credits.

Fiction: The World Walkers: Quiar: The Case of the Counterfeith Enchantments (part 9, 65th continuation) has Lucille and Meriwether talking about the different races of the Web.
The World Walkers: Quiar: The Case of the Counterfeit Enchantments (part 9, 66th continuation) shows Lucille and Meriwether talking about Moonjumpers and travel between worlds.

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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Moment of Silence: Arthur Rankin Jr.
Madrona Project
Cotton Candy Bingo Card 2-1-14
Femslash February
Recipe: "Hoppin' Jane"
Origfic Bingo Card 1-31-14
Building the Robie House, Final Post
Recipe: "Chorizo Meatloaf"
Moment of Silence: Pete Seeger


Nominations have closed for the 2014 Rose & Bay Awards. Voting is now open in all categories. Please cast your votes for excellence in crowdfunding.

The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, February 4 with a theme of "Love."  Please drop by and leave me some prompts.

The Bingo Valentines fest is running over on Allbingo, from February 1-21.  Get a card from any relevant fest, make your own, or use the public card.  Sexual or asexual, romantic or aromantic, come make and enjoy fun stuff about affection.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Its Very Existence" belongs to the series Path of the Paladins.  Nahum struggles to survive alone.

Torn World writing update:
Currently posting: "Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal" (fiction).  Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" "The Slow Hunt" "Playing the Field" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3) (fiction), "Stinging Like Nettles" "Rainforest Delicacies" (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" "Beach Pictures" "Tangleweed" "Snowbloom" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" "Snowbloom 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 here has been variable, with some cold nights and a few snow flurries.  Fortunately we have a woodstove to compensate when it gets super cold.
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I currently have a paid account on Dreamwidth that I covered with points someone gave me.  That's about to run out.  I'd like to keep it.  So, if anyone has DW points they could spare, and would like to do me a favor, that would be awesome. 

[EDIT 1/28/14]  Wow, that was fast!  Thanks to [personal profile] thnidu for points and [personal profile] jjhunter for a month of paid time.  That gives me two months.  *hugs*  I love my audience.
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January has no theme. Update: 20th January 2014 talks about the author's personal life and story plans. See the 2013 Raffle Winners.

Fiction: The World Walkers: Raenarin: Rachel: Becoming Human (part 3) has Rachel and Niall discussing how Rachel was transformed into a cat, and then back into a human.
The World Walkers: Konoran (Gaelom4): Clio: Running (part 2) shows Clio fleeing through the rafters.
Aurora’s World: Ialaera: Becoming Human (part 2) follows a tree who is becoming a man.

The World Walkers: Quiar: The Case of the Counterfeit Enchantments (part 9, 61st continuation) features Meriweather and Lucille talking about upcoming changes.
The World Walkers: Quiar: The Case of the Counterfeit Enchantments (part 9, 62nd continuation) shows Meriweather and Lucille discussing sentient worlds and doors.
The World Walker: Quiar: Case Bonus Story: Aulus: Looking Back shows how Aulus became the mouse in the Moonjumper's Bureau. It's a marvelous character study.
The World Walkers: Quiar: The Case of the Counterfeit Enchantments (part 9, 63rd continuation) has Meriweather and Lucille talking about Moonjumpers.
DVD Commentary: The Case of the Counterfeit Enchantments is a delightful bit of meta with Bertram the raven and Sini the quetzal-chimera talking to our author Kayleigh.
The World Walkers: Quiar: The Case of the Counterfeit Enchantments (part 9, 64th continuation) shows Meriweather and Lucille talking about souls and the races of the Web.

Other Fiction: The World Walkers: Taithmarin: Matt: Arriving (part 5)
The World Walkers: AU Taithmarin: Anna: Stepping Onto Another World (part 6)
AU The Brotherhood: Daniel: Turning Back Time (part 5)
AU The Brotherhood: Kara: A Conversation with Lucas (part 2)
The Brotherhood: Kara: Meeting Daniel (part 2)
The Fae World: ‘Astral World’: Rynne: The Portal Freezing (part 2)
The Brotherhood: Tatiana: Arriving (part 2)
Heliopath’s World: Kieran: Ice Magic (part 2)



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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Swiss Army Tampon
Watch "Danger: Humans"
Walking the Beat collection
Coast Salish Superheroes
Crowdfunding Creative Jam
Building the Robie House, Fifth Post
Heroes: Ordinary or Chosen
"Let It Go" in 25 languages
Building the Robie House, Fourth Post
Language That Sells


The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, February 4 with a theme of "Love."

The Poetry Fishbowl on Tuesday featured Walking the Beat.  Participation was very slow, but I got some great poems written.  The series now holds a little over 15,000 words which puts it into novelette range compared to fiction.

Nominations for the 2014 Rose & Bay Awards will close at the end of January. Please drop by and recommend your favorite crowdfunded projects from 2013 for this award.  These are the categories and their current number of nominees:
Art: 4
Fiction: 4
Poetry: 3
Webcomic: 3
Other Project: 1
Patron: 4
As you can see, there's no competition in Other Project yet, so that one is most in need of nominations.  All of them are really low, though, so we hope to get more everywhere.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Its Very Existence" belongs to the series Path of the Paladins.  Nahum struggles to survive alone.

Torn World writing update:
Currently posting: "Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal" (fiction).  Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" "The Slow Hunt" "Playing the Field" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3) (fiction), "Stinging Like Nettles" (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" "Rainforest Delicacies" "Beach Pictures" "Tangleweed" "Snowbloom" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" "Snowbloom Article" (articles).  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 cold and windy here today.  Most of the snow has melted though.  I've been seeing the squirrel around the bird feeders.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Discussing "Frozen"
Diversity in Entertainment
Climate Change Science
BAMF Women in History
A Communication Culture Gap
New verses in "Her Crystalline Voice"
The Evolution of the Snow-Unicorn
New Crowdfunding Project: "Bingo Card Generator"
How to Save Publishing

[livejournal.com profile] my_partner_doug and I have a current hobby project: "Building the Robie House" Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

I'm also working on another new project, this one professional, although I'm still in the foundation stage so I haven't put any of it up for donation yet.  The Blueshift Troupers continues with poems focused on character development: "Holding the Line" (Emersan and Jess), "Locked In" (Emersan meets Reilly), "A Common Bond of Principle" Part 1 and Part 2 (Jess and Reilly, everyone else, and the introduction of Chameleon).  Also this month's fishbowl-bonus material comes from this setting, so check out "The Jump Gates."

There will be a bonus fishbowl in the series Walking the Beat on Tuesday, January 21.  Please mark your calendars and plan to join the fun.  This is my only popular series that's pure contemporary writing, not speculative, so if that's your thing I hope you'll come play.

Nominations for the 2014 Rose & Bay Awards are now open. Please drop by and recommend your favorite crowdfunded projects from 2013 for this award.  These are the categories and their current number of nominees:
Art: 4
Fiction: 4
Poetry: 3
Webcomic: 3
Other Project: 1
Patron: 4
As you can see, there's no competition in Other Project yet, so that one is most in need of nominations.  All of them are really low, though, so we hope to get more everywhere.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Its Very Existence" belongs to the series Path of the Paladins.  Nahum struggles to survive alone.

Torn World writing update:
Currently posting: "Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal" (fiction).  Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" "The Slow Hunt" "Playing the Field" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3) (fiction), "Stinging Like Nettles" (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" "Rainforest Delicacies" "Beach Pictures" "Tangleweed" "Snowbloom" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" "Snowbloom Article" (articles).  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 here has been moderate but is supposed to go polar again tomorrow.  We carried a bunch of wood into the house.  There was evidently a rabbit behind part of the woodpile.  I've seen the squirrel hanging upside-down to reach the hopper feeder, too.
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Sorry this is late, our net was down for hours today.

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Read "Unforgivable" by Aldersprig
Cat Climbing Furniture
Language on the Brain
Fanfic and Orientation
Monsters in Horror

There will be a bonus fishbowl in the series Walking the Beat on Tuesday, January 21.  Please mark your calendars and plan to join the fun.  This is my only popular series that's pure contemporary writing, not speculative, so if that's your thing I hope you'll come play.

The January 2014 Muse Fusion over in [livejournal.com profile] torn_world went really well. I wrote one short story, four poems, and three nonfiction entries.  I'll try to get this stuff submitted to the Canon Board in the forseeable future.

Nominations for the 2014 Rose & Bay Awards are now open. Please drop by and recommend your favorite crowdfunded projects from 2013 for this award.  These are the categories and their current number of nominees:
Art: 4
Fiction: 4 
Poetry: 3
Webcomic: 3
Other Project: 1
Patron: 4
As you can see, there's no competition in Other Project yet, so that one is most in need of nominations.  All of them are really low, though, so we hope to get more everywhere.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Its Very Existence" belongs to the series Path of the Paladins. There are 10 new verses this week, courtesy of the general fund; Nahum struggles to survive alone.

Torn World writing update:
Currently posting: "Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal" (fiction).  Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" "The Slow Hunt" "Playing the Field" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3) (fiction), "Stinging Like Nettles" (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" "Rainforest Delicacies" "Beach Pictures" "Tangleweed" "Snowbloom" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" "Snowbloom Article" (articles).  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).


Due to the Snowpocalypse, we got snowed in for nearly a week. After much effort, we escaped the house yesterday. Today I finally had time to refill and hang the suet feeders that had come down.  The squirrel has been seen repeatedly on and under the hopper feeder and fly-through feeder.
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I have launched a new community called [community profile] allbingo  for encouraging people to make and share stuff through creative bingo.  Previous bingo communities have focused on a single fest.  This one is open to players from any fest or none.  Here you can play a card from a defunct or closed fest, link a bingo from a currently active fest, generate a custom-made card to play, talk about your bingo activities, and much more.

To get started, read the rules for [community profile] allbingo.  Browse the posting template and a guide to bingo, extra, and achievement options.  Get a bingo card to play.  Explore what to do with a bingo card and what you can do in this community.  You can leave suggestions if you wish.  New members are invited to post an introduction, but it's not required.

Please share this announcement with anyone you think might be interested.  The wider the range of bingo topics and activities featured, the more fun [community profile] allbingo  will be.

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