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This poem was written outside the prompt calls, inspired by the "flirting" square in my 5-22-14 card for the [community profile] origfic_bingo fest. It has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Antimatter & Stalwart Stan thread in the Polychrome Heroics series.

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Lucy

Jul. 31st, 2014 08:16 pm
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We watched the movie Lucy today. It was awesome; I heartily recommend it. I had been keeping my expectations down, because the trailers looked promising but I could see some obvious opportunities for things to go wrong (most of which did not happen) and the reviews were mixed. I now suspect that most of the people panning the movie missed 3/4 of the content and got hung up on the obvious cheese factor.  I plan to buy this at full price when it comes out on DVD.  I want to give these people my folding vote.

For those of you who do not mind explicit spoilers or have already seen it, I will discuss the awesome in more detail.

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I was encouraged by this article about Land's End being receptive to customer feedback on gendered clothing

This gave me an idea for a different marketing scheme.  Organize clothes by theme: Science T-Shirts, Fairy Tale T-shirts, Play Clothes, Work Clothes, Nurturing Slogans, Adventurous Slogans, Heroic Figures, Everything Pink, Everything Blue, etc.  Then in each section, the dropdown menu would have options for masculine, feminine, and gender-neutral cuts.
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Apparently Satanists are asserting their religious right to make medical decisions based on science, and claiming that distorted anti-abortion propaganda violates their rights.  So, Satanists are treating people better than Christians are.
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem came out of the June 2014 Creative Jam. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] alexseanchai. It also fills the "exhaustion" square in my 6-10-14 card for the [community profile] fanbingo fest. This poem has been sponsored from the general fund, based on an audience poll. It belongs to the Antimatter & Stalwart Stan thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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This poem was written outside the prompt calls, inspired by discussion with [personal profile] dialecticdreamer. It also fills the "pursuit of happiness" square in my 5-22-14 card for the [community profile] origfic_bingo fest. It has been sponsored by an anonymous donation. This poem belongs to the Antimatter & Stalwart Stan thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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This poem was written outside the prompt calls, and fills the "evening the odds" square in my 5-22-14 card for the [community profile] origfic_bingo fest. It has been sponsored by an anonymous donation. It belongs to the Antimatter & Stalwart Stan thread in the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem contains a few touchy bits; highlight for spoilery warnings. There is bullying, fighting, breath control, threats to prized possessions, and other shenanigans. If these are sensitive topics for you, think carefully before clicking through.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem was written outside the prompt calls, filling the "desperate" square in my 5-22-14 card for the [community profile] origfic_bingo fest. It has been sponsored by [personal profile] technoshaman. It belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.

WARNING: This poem includes intense topics, and some of the warnings are spoilers; highlight to read. Be prepared for mass fatalities, EVERY LIVING THING in the radius is dead, heroes arriving too late to do anything but analyze what happened, war parallels, disturbing scene details, existential horror, and the aftermath of heroic sacrifice. Oh, and the villain is dead in a corner too. Not recommended for reading shortly before bed. Please consider your tastes and headspace before deciding whether to read further.

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This poem came out of discussion with [personal profile] lynnoconnacht. It also fills the "next best thing" square in my 5-22-14 card for the [community profile] origfic_bingo fest. It has been sponsored by [personal profile] lynnoconnacht. This poem belongs to the Antimatter & Stalwart Stan thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

WARNING: This poem contains intense topics, and some of the warnings are spoilers; highlight to read. There are good intentions turning out badly, aftermath of offstage child abuse, verbal abuse and other foul language, lousy interpersonal skills (and some good ones), hurt/comfort but mostly hurt in this episode, and other touchy topics. Also Stan gets dumped again. So now you know why Lawrence is such a hot mess. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before deciding whether you want to read onward.

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This poem was inspired by discussions with [personal profile] dialecticdreamer and [personal profile] lynnoconnacht. It also fills the "FREE    SPACE: coming out (of the closet)" square in my 1-2-14 card for the [community profile] trope_bingo fest. It has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles. This poem belongs to the Antimatter & Stalwart Stan thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

WARNING: This poem contains some intense material, and some of the warnings are spoilers; highlight to read them. There are good intentions turning out badly, verbal abuse, hostility toward people with superpowers, crappy relationship skills (and some good ones too), self-consciousness, fluff and angst, public rejection, and other touchy topics. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before deciding whether you want to read onward.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem was written outside the prompt calls, inspired by discussions with [personal profile] dialecticdreamer (on scouting) and [personal profile] lynnoconnacht (on rape culture), who have contributed a great deal to the development of this and other threads in Polychrome Heroics. It also fills the "Won't fall in love ... oops. In love." square in my 3-30-14 card for the [community profile] cottoncandy_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles. It belongs to the Antimatter & Stalwart Stan thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

WARNING:  This poem contains sexism, vulgar behavior, canon-typical violence resulting in minor injury, identity and orientation confusion, angst, and other challenges.  Consider your headspace before clicking through.



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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)

This poem is spillover from the March 18, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by a prompt from [livejournal.com profile] wyld_dandelyon.  It also fills the "test / exam" square in my 1-31-14 card for the Origfic Bingo fest, and the "mistletoe kiss" square in my 1-2-13 card for the Trope Bingo fest.  Special thanks to DW user Rosieknight for discussions that helped me to develop Farce's asthma and how it affects her life.  This poem has been sponsored by [livejournal.com profile] technoshaman.  It belongs to the Damask thread in the Polychrome Heroics series.


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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)

This poem came out of the March 18, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by prompts from [livejournal.com profile] technoshaman and [livejournal.com profile] lb_lee.  It also fills the "party / festival" square in my 3-6-14 card for the Origfic Bingo fest.  This poem has been sponsored by [livejournal.com profile] technoshaman.  It belongs to the Damask thread in the Polychrome Heroics series.


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[personal profile] lynnoconnacht has sponsored the poem "Love Shouldn't Hurt" in Polychrome Heroics. This one has prerequisites, so it won't appear quite yet, but you'll get to see it after the others post.
By now you have probably figured out that Lawrence's home life sucks. Stan finds out the hard way. Lawrence does not respond at all well.

I have posted the last several verses of "Look at Me."  That and "Pulling Pigtails" are earlier installments in this storyline, introducing Antimatter / Lawrence Cunningham and Stalwart Stan / Stanley Wood with their entertaining love-hate relationship.

In case anyone is planning to buy poetry on sale, but hasn't finalized a selection yet, this is an opportunity to get even more bang for your buck.  The prerequisites are "Dare Not Speak" ($73.50) and "Pride and Shame" ($67.50).  Totaled they cost $141 at the regular half-off level, or $70.50 with the extra discount for spending $100+.  If you're thinking about that $100 sale, you could buy both of these, which unlocks the already-sponsored poem, AND still have room to pick another $60 worth of half-off poetry (which would discount down to the $30 needed to make up the $100 donation).

Not sure how much you like this storyline yet because only a tiny bit has been revealed?  It's what I wrote after watching Lex and Clark, Erik and Charles, and all the other mainstream bad boy/good boy pairings that end horribly; and thinking "Oh my gods I knew guys like this  in junior high and high school, somebody please take them behind the barn and give them a copy of The Joy of Gay Sex;" and then wondering what it would really take to move a relationship from messed-up conflict to something healthier.  The wider story arc launched with "Pulling Pigtails" is an exploration of what happens when young people take the rapetastic advice they get from society and try to use that in actual relationships, and how much more of a mess it makes when those kids have superpowers.
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem was written outside the prompt sessions, and fills the "food" square in my Wordsmith Bingo card. It is posted here in trade for a piece of demifiction in my P.I.E. setting, "Conserving the Habitats of Unusual Species" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer. This poem belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics. Note that it's early in Damask's story arc, despite being published after a bunch of other stuff, so the character interactions are at an earlier stage.

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This week, the poetry of Polychrome Heroics is on sale for half price from Saturday, July 12 through Sunday, July 20.  (Sorry it's starting so late in the day; I meant to post it this morning, but we're having some schedule challenges here.)  This series is superhero fantasy.  It features themes of heroism, coming of age, diversity, identity kink, family of choice, friendship, and cultural engineering.  Sale prices range from $7.50 to $139.75, so hopefully there will be something for everyone.


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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)

This poem is spillover from the July 1, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by prompts from [livejournal.com profile] ng_moonmoth, [livejournal.com profile] moonwolf1988, and [livejournal.com profile] siliconshaman.  It also fills the "kidnapping" square on my 6-10-14 card for the Hurt/Comfort Bingo fest.  This poem has been sponsored by [livejournal.com profile] ng_moonmoth.  It belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.

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There are four new verses in "Look at Me."  You can still reveal new ones by linking to the unsold poetry list or a favorite poem from this fishbowl. 

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