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Here is my new card for the [community profile] origfic_bingo  fest. This bingo challenge encourages original material across all formats and lengths. It's a terrific fest if you want gen and/or gentle fiction. There are Gen, Romance, and Kink cards available or you can mix those categories. Read the rules first. A signup post appears the first week of each month, when anyone can request a card whether you've completed a bingo or not. (See all my 2015 bingo cards.)

If you'd like to sponsor a particular square, especially if you have an idea for what character, series, or situation it would fit -- talk to me and we'll work something out.  I've had a few requests for this and the results have been awesome so far.  This is a good opportunity for those of you with favorites that don't always mesh well with the themes of my monthly projects. I may still post some of the fills for free, because I'm using this to attract new readers; but if it brings in money, that means I can do more of it. That's part of why I'm crossing some of the bingo prompts with other projects, such as the Poetry Fishbowl.

Underlined prompts have been filled.

This fest allows bingo claims for fills that have been written but not posted yet. The card below is Gen/Romance.


BINGO
first timewishingforbiddenseductionoutnumbered
underdoggrowing old togetherunwelcome guestwarfriendship
peacelesser evilFREE SPACEbeautyhigh and low
marketunder pressuremeasuresperfectmasks
silenceworryingblessingcutting edgedesperate
 
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The May 2015 Crowdfunding Creative Jam is now open on Dreamwidth and on LiveJournal.  Our theme this month is "Hope."  Come give us prompts, or claim ideas for your own inspiration.


What I Have Written

"Pinpoints of Light"
"Pinpoints of Light" is a free-verse poem in which the Blueshift Troupers visit an alien planet, run into trouble, and find unexpected allies.
170 lines, Buy It Now = $85

"If You Could Bottle It"
Your bottle prompt inspired the free-verse poem "If You Could Bottle It." Bruno used to be an enforcer until mad science torture left him with nerve damage and a new superpower. Sometimes, hope is a thing you can't find, until you give it away.
106 lines, Buy It Now = $53

"Searching by Starlight
Today's freebie features pop culture research set in [community profile] nineforthenebulasheart.

"Moving Pictures"
Your prompt about innermost hearts inspired the free-verse poem "Moving Pictures." Merle likes to study humanity by watching movies.
26 lines, Buy It Now = $15

"Touching Scenes"
It takes months before Eric and TeJay can touch each other in a comfortable way.  This story belongs to the Don't Try This at Home series of the Schrodinger's Heroes project.  It has been partially sponsored by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer and will be posted once it's fully funded.
1,422 words

"Reveal Everything Mysterious"
Cuoio and Chiara go on a double date with Ruggiero and Olympia, so that Cuoio can learn more about how this kind of relationship is supposed to work.
534 lines, Buy It Now = $267


From My Prompts

[personal profile] dialecticdreamer has written the short story "Hope" based on my beach prompt, and featuring Dr. Infanta during the Victorian period.

[personal profile] alexconall has written "A Half-Whispered Prayer" based on my prompt about dragons, in which a young girl goes seeking help, and gives as much as she finds.

[personal profile] dialecticdreamer has written the story "Hope in a Bottle" which features Kristen and her foster mothers.  This one will be posted as a freebie later.
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This Magpie Monday, [personal profile] dialecticdreamer wrote the story "Inner Storm" which I have sponsored.  It's a wonderful sickfic about what happens when a human tries to get by on alien food.  There is also an index page for the Storm series now.  

I am just so happy to have this!  It is exactly the kind of deep sociological science fiction that I love best, but has gotten so hard to find amidst all the military SF and pr0n urban fantasy.  The cultural development is beautiful and it's such fun to see the characters cleverly working out solutions to their problems.  So I wanted to share it with you-all.  Enjoy!
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 [personal profile] dialecticdreamer is hosting Magpie Monday again.  There is no theme; ask for whatever you want, from an established setting or something new.  Give a prompt, get a backchannel copy of a ficlet or poem.  Signal boosts get you more writing.  There are other individual and collective perks too.
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 [personal profile] kay_brooke is hosting a prompt call with the theme of "nature."  Leave a prompt, get ~250 words.  There are perks for linkbacks and donations.
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I have sponsored the story "Storm-Tossed" by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer, which is a sequel to "Storm-Brought" that I prompted some time ago.  This is sociological science fiction about first contact from the alien perspective, with attention to how a human's arrival can complicate survival in an already precarious position.
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The April 2015 Crowdfunding Creative Jam is open on Dreamwidth and LiveJournal.  Our theme this month is "Impossible."  Come give us prompts, or claim prompts for your own creative pleasure!


What I Have Written

"Sinews" -- a Polychrome Heroics poem about Sendoff practicing her weapon skills.

"Logical Impossibilities"
From this I got the free-verse poem "Logical Impossibilities." It explores some oddities of nature and how science is always learning more.
18 lines, Buy It Now = $10

"Straws and Stars"
From this I got the free-verse poem "Straws and Stars" about hunting for the Nebula's Heart like a needle in a haystack.
10 lines, Buy It Now = $5

"Think Like a Bird"
This inspired the free-verse poem "Think Like a Bird." Merle goes to Tanzania to study birds and African mythology about them.
33 lines, Buy It Now = $15

"Worshipping the Sun"
Your prompt about Blaze and Ilyana inspired the free-verse poem "Worshipping the Sun." Love can't conquer everything, but sometimes it can help find a way about the obstacles... 
60 lines, Buy It Now = $20


From My Prompts

"Impossible Skies" by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer introduces Eunan's family when he is a boy, and shows how Piotr and Aidan help him cope with his fears.

"Possibilities" by [personal profile] brides_koneko is a Heliodrax poem about how nothing is really impossible.

"Conversations and Choices" by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer 

"Things that G-d wants not to happen aren't forbidden, they're impossible," helped shape the story, "Conversations and Choices," which would post in two parts due to length (2900 words plus notes) Any amount over $1 (to account for Paypal fees) will post it entirely. The donation button is on [personal profile] dialecticdreamer's profile page.

"Storm-Tossed" by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer (also partly based on my incessant wheedling for more of this storyline, and I routed my $5 donation for this series here)
The prompt "Impossible just means "no one has done it yet," has helped prompt the story "Storm-Tossed." You helped shape "Storm-Tossed." Sequel to “Storm-Brought . ” Wonderful symmetry, since the first story was from the Sept 2014 Creative Jam, while this was inspired by the April 2015 Creative Jam. Your private copy was sent via two private messages. For anyone who wants this published immediately, any donation to my Paypal (the link is on my profile page) over $1 will see immediate results. All funds are earmarked for medical bills.

"Opportunities in Science" by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer is steampunk in a new series, featuring a female scholar in want of work.
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I'm thrilled to announce that [personal profile] dialecticdreamer has launched her own crowdfunding project, Magpie Monday, to be held the second Monday of each month. Reply with prompts and get at least a page of prose privately, or a poem if you prefer. Signal boosts extend the length of your fill. Further perks are available too. The author currently has four original worlds active; you can prompt for any of those or something new. Go play!
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 [personal profile] dialecticdreamer has written the story "Refilling the Cup" as a direct sequel to my poem "Shaken."  Aidan teaches Heidi a new coping skill.  Begin with Part 1.  This story has a donation button on the page, if you've been enjoying what [personal profile] dialecticdreamer writes and want to support it.  She just passed her one-year anniversary as a Dreamwidth blogger, too.  Yay!
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[personal profile] dialecticdreamer has finished posting her story "To Market, To Market" in Frankenstein's Family.  Read Part 3.  There's a minor and highly amusing upheaval at the market, along with Victor and Vladimir making plans for longer term trade arrangements.
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 You can start reading "To Market, to Market" by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer.  It follows directly after "Marketing Day" and shows Vladimir interacting with the villagers.
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 [personal profile] finch is running the Inspiration Birdcage again, with a theme of "recovery."  Diverse character requests are welcome.  You can ask for poetry if you prefer that to fiction.  Among the available settings is Epsilon, a superhero universe.
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The story "Marketing Day" by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer picks up after "Urgent Business," and comes before my poem "The Cold of the Winter."  It's a swap for my poem "That Resurrection of Hope."  

I'm sorry that stuff is coming out of sequence.  I posted the cash-sponsored content before the barter-swapped content.  Also I am fey, the timespace continuum has at best a weak grasp on me, and I often get inspiration out of order.  However, I think I have the poems lined up properly on the series page.  Extras by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer appear at the bottom.

BINGO: row

Mar. 30th, 2015 09:50 pm
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I have made bingo on Row 1 of my 9-1-14 card for the [community profile] ladiesbingo fest.
Fandoms: Torn World, P.I.E., Polychrome Heroics, Diminished Expectations
Prompts: Flirting, Physical Imperfections, Tragedy, Love Without Hope, Dystopias
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You can now read the novella "Salvaging" by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer in full, if you were waiting for the end of it.  The story features an assassin from Terramagne stumbling into Schrodinger's Heroes.  Begin with Part 1, end with Part 26, or visit the Index.  
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The Frankenstein's Family story "Urgent Business"  by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer is now complete.  Begin with Part 1 if you've been waiting for the whole thing, or finish with Part 6 if you've been reading along.  The merchant Vladimir comes to the village with important messages, and finds more than he expected.
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Here's an article about (mostly problematic) representations of Native Americans in speculative fiction. Well, yeah, that's what you get if you read only or mostly wasicu history books. If you grow up on Naya Nuki and Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee ...

Read more... )
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The March Muse Fusion is open Friday 20-Sunday 22.  Come give us prompts or claim things for your own inspiration.  You don't necessarily have to be a Torn World member to play, although it does help.


From My Prompts

"Ring Leech" sketch by [personal profile] ellenmillion, who hopes to ink it in time for Sea Monster Month in May.

Portrait of Tosh by [personal profile] ellenmillion 


What I Have Written

"Beach Pies" -- today's freebie

"Unsolid Ground"
An earthquake prompt inspired the free-verse poem "Unsolid Ground." Dorom and several children witness an earthquake while fishing from the beach.
82 lines, Buy It Now = $41
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[personal profile] dialecticdreamer has posted Part 1 of her story "Urgent Business" in Frankenstein's Family.  It introduces a merchant, Vladimir, with some important messages for the village.  This takes place in December, overlapping with "Measure the Abundance" in the runup to Christmas, and laying some groundwork for the triptych.  "Urgent Business" will post daily until complete (skipping Saturday, which is "Salvaging" day) and there are six parts.

Regarding the triptych, "Man's True Nature" has been opened for microfunding at the sale price of $.25/line.  I haven't started posting yet, so the tally appears on the sale page under that poem's entry.  You can donate more toward it if you wish.  Once "Urgent Business" is fully posted, I will start posting "Man's True Nature."
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Here is my card for Round Six of the [community profile] genprompt_bingo fest. This bingo challenge encourages original or fanfic material across all formats and lengths. It's a terrific fest if you want general and/or gentle fiction, although people can interpret prompts any way they like. There are many categories, and you can choose to omit up to three. Read the rules first.  Browse the Round Six prompt list.  Request a Round Six card here. Prompt lists are renewed once a quarter, and you may request a new card then even without bingo on a previous card. (See all my 2015 bingo cards.)

If you'd like to sponsor a particular square, especially if you have an idea for what character, series, or situation it would fit -- talk to me and we'll work something out. This is a good opportunity for those of you with favorites that don't always mesh well with the themes of my monthly projects. I may still post some of the fills for free, because I'm using this to attract new readers; but if it brings in money, that means I can do more of it. That's part of why I'm crossing some of the bingo prompts with other projects, such as the Poetry Fishbowl.

Round Six: March 1, 2015-May 31, 2015.
Cards may be requested prior to May 31.
Any content, fiction or poetry, etc. fanfic or original.
Minimum of 100 words for fiction, poetry, or other text fills.

Underlined prompts have been filled.


GENPROMPT BINGO CARD

The Company of Strangers Sensual Pleasures Dolls Reality is Illusion Kraken, Leviathans and Creatures of the Deep
A Gentle Fall of Rain Thief Life Quantum Theory Phobias
Partnership Drama Wild CardSummertime (and the Livin' is Easy) Mothers and Fathers
Self-sufficient Conflicting Obligations / Oaths Pro Patria Mori (to die for your country) The Sky at Night Tanzania
Beautiful Furnishing the Home Supernatural Elements Winners and Losers Surprise / Shock

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