ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
"Patchwork Families" by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer is now complete with Part 5.  See how Aidan makes Saraphina part of his family.
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
Thanks to a donation from [personal profile] gingicat, there are 4 new verses in "Save the City."  Abigail and Danso talk about Nathaniel.
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 "Nebula" is a short film about a girl and a magical creature.  Lovely animation, adorable story.
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
Thanks to a donation from [personal profile] janetmiles , there are five new verses in "Save the City."  Danso tries to relate to Nathaniel's grandmother Abigail.
ysabetwordsmith: Victor Frankenstein in his fancy clothes (Frankenstein)
Wow, I just pasted in the latest poems to the Frankenstein's Family collection ... which is just over 35,000 words now, nearly at the novel threshold of 40,000.  Not quite all of them have been published yet, but the sale is still running through tomorrow.
ysabetwordsmith: Victor Frankenstein in his fancy clothes (Frankenstein)
This poem is spillover from the September 2, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] helgatwb, [personal profile] lynnoconnacht, [personal profile] technoshaman, [personal profile] ellenmillion, and LJ user Laffingkat. It also fills the "humiliation" square for my 7-31-14 card in the [community profile] hc_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Frankenstein's Family series.

WARNING: This poem contains topics that some readers may find unappealing. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. There are embarrassing situations, menstrual issues, gender dysphoria, difficult negotiation of body boundaries, an abandoned child, and other touchy stuff. Consider your tastes before clicking through.

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ysabetwordsmith: Victor Frankenstein in his fancy clothes (Frankenstein)
This poem is spillover from the July 1, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer, [personal profile] technoshaman, and [personal profile] ellenmillion. It also fills the "hunger / starvation" square in my 6-10-14 card for the [community profile] hc_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the series Frankenstein's Family.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
Thanks to a donation from LJ user Kestrels_nest, there are 6 new verses in "Save the City."  Nathaniel reconnects with his grandmother.
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This poem came out of the March 4, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] rosieknight, LJ users My_partner_doug, Zianuray, and Kelkyag. It also fills the "getting away from it all" square in my 2-1-14 card for the [community profile] cottoncandy_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] chanter_greenie. It belongs to the series Monster House.

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LJ user Lb_lee has written the story "Zombie's Birthday" based on my prompt, later sponsored by Cloudiah.  The system scapegoat finally gets appreciation for all the things it does to keep them alive and safe.
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
 LJ user Lb_lee wrote "The Genie" based on my prompt, which has been partly sponsored.  It's an interesting twist on the genie trope.
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
[personal profile] dialecticdreamer has posted Part 1 of "Patchwork Families."  This story follows my stories "To Save Those in Peril Upon It" and "Trouble on the Line."  Aidan meets his new daughter Saraphina.  Lots of fluff with a few bits of chewier plot tension.
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This poem came out of the March 4, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] chordatesrock.  It also fills the "masters and students" square in my 1-31-14 card for the [community profile] origfic_bingo  fest.  This poem has been selected in an audience poll as the free epic for the November 4, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl reaching the $200 goal.  It belongs to the series Path of the Paladins.

Follow the path ... )
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 [personal profile] dialecticdreamer has a discussion about why we love F&SF canons, or hate them -- what causes people to maintain loyalty or abandon ship.  Go chime in with your turn-ons and turn-offs.
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem is spillover from the November 4, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] alexseanchai[personal profile] stardreamer[personal profile] zeeth_kyrah[personal profile] technoshaman, and LJ user My_partner_doug.  It also fills the "mathematics" square in the public card for the Science Bingo fest.  This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette.  It belongs to the Antimatter & Stalwart Stan thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem is spillover from the November 4, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer  and Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It also fills the "evening the odds" square in my 9-29-14 card for the [community profile] origfic_bingo  fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Dr. Infanta thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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ysabetwordsmith: Shaeth is drunk (one god)
This poem is spillover from the November 4, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from LJ user Kelkyag. It also fills the "gravity" square of my 9-29-14 card for the [community profile] origfic_bingo  fest. This poem is the second freebie courtesy of new prompter [personal profile] madgastronomer. It belongs to the series One God's Story of Mid-Life Crisis.

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ysabetwordsmith: Shaeth is drunk (one god)
This poem came out of the November 4, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] janetmiles and [personal profile] alexseanchai.  It also fills the "memories" square in my 9-29-14 card for the [community profile] origfic_bingo  fest.  This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles.  It belongs to the series One God's Story of Mid-Life Crisis.

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... in a well-phrased essay

This is why I'm losing my taste for the urban fantasy books of today.  Okay, I like fantapr0n, I really do.  But that's not all I like, and I'm frankly bored with the hack-level writing of it.  I'm bored.  Your pr0n is boring.

I come home with my money in my pocket, and I write P.I.E. or Monster House.  Or I throw money at my crowdfunding friends because they  write diverse characters I'd actually like to chat with over a cup of cocoa.

I am not turning loose of urban fantasy just because some people want to wank all over it.  There are claw marks on everything I ever let go of.  Let that be a warning.

UPDATE: Okay, folks, no dissing whole species please.  I'm not the only Otherkin on here, and two different people have dinged the Faery already.  Remember that most of those books are no more accurate of any other species than they are of Homo sapiens.  Let's keep it clean.  You can criticize a book, or category of books, on the merit of their entertainment or technique.  

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