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[personal profile] dialecticdreamer has posted more stories in Polychrome Heroics.

"Changing World" is a far-future ficlet about Aidan and his family.  Consider this a potential  future rather than a guarantee.

"Catastrophe!" is about a diving incident in the Maldives. 


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 [personal profile] dialecticdreamer has posted some new stories.

This "pending" story shows what happens when Charles gets sick with only his son Samuel in the house, and gets a taste of Maldivian social support.

"Learning to Relax" features Cash with a couple other folks in Mercedes, and a beautiful example of upstanding.
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The January [community profile] crowdfunding Creative Jam is now live on Dreamwidth and LiveJournal.  Our theme this month is "laughter." Come give us prompts or claim some for your own inspiration!


What I Have Written

"The Earth Laughs" -- A grieving Demeter finds laughter and life again.


From My Prompts

[personal profile] alexseanchai wrote the lovely story "The Silent Laughter of Her Hands," about an autistic girl interacting with other students.
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Fandom Snowflake Challenge

Day 13
In your own space, write about a moment in fandom that meant a lot to you. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so
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* My first gaming convention when I was in high school, I mentioned to a vendor that I made up my own monsters.  He said, "Doesn't everyone?"  :D  It was the first time I was in a place where creativity was assumed as the norm.

* My first science fiction convention, around the same time, one of the dealers scrambled under a table to measure an anklet on me.  It was enlightening to see someone else move through space the way I do, looking for the most efficient route instead of the most socially approved one.

* Several years later, in college, I noticed that pros were consistently picking me out of a field of 400 people in a con.  I had no idea why, so I asked one, who explained, "It's because you treat us like people.  Everyone else here only wants to talk about our work.  You let us talk about the weather."  So now I know why famous people like me.  \o/


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Fandom Snowflake Challenge

Day 12

In your own space, post a rec for fannish spaces and resources - comms, challenges, twitters, tumblrs, etc. Tell us about where you hang out. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so
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[community profile] allbingo is a community that usually posts one challenge a month, but you can also play cards from any other bingo event or make your own.  We have folks doing fanfic, fanart, original work, arts and crafts, all kinds of stuff.  Come play or host a fest.  This is a low-pressure, high-inspiration community.

[community profile] crowdfunding and its LiveJournal counterpart [livejournal.com profile] crowdfunding are communities for cyberfunded creativity.  Folks post about their activities there, and there's usually a Creative Jam midmonth with a theme where folks can post prompts and make goodies.

[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith and its LiveJournal counterpart [livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith are my blogs, which have a thriving community of creative, geeky people.  How geeky?  Some of them are writing fanfic of my original work.  I host a Poetry Fishbowl once a month, usually on the first Tuesday.

Queer Sci Fi on Facebook has lively discussions for writers and readers.  It covers fannish and original topics from the whole QUILTBAG.


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Fandom Snowflake Challenge

Day 11
In your own space, talk about a creator. Show us why you think they are amazing. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so
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I actually have several people writing fanfic of my original work. Two of them have written book-length contributions to Polychrome Heroics.

[personal profile] dialecticdreamer tends to weave in stories with my own.

[personal profile] siliconshaman is more prone to branching off.


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What you will hear if you click on this link is Mark Hamill, in his best "Joker" voice, reading Donald Trump's New Year's greeting tweet.  Courtesy of my partner Doug.

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[personal profile] dialecticdreamer is running Magpie Monday today, with a theme of "the limits of villainy."  Are you sick and tired of heroes who act like villains?  Of villains who seem to have no limits whatsoever?  Of stories where all the characters are heinous and unlikable?  Get your alternatives here!
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 [personal profile] dialecticdreamer has posted "Illuminated Gingerblast" in preparation for Magpie Monday.  This session's theme will be "the limits of villainy."
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Fandom Snowflake Challenge

Day 5

In your own space, post recs for at least three fanworks that you did not create. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so
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"This, You Protect" by Owlet
Meeting Captain America on the Helicarrier jolts the Asset back into being Bucky Barnes. Sort of. This story is dark and funny by turns -- often in the same scene -- and gives a wonderful look at how Steve and Bucky deal with their trauma.

"The Burdens We Long to Carry" by Arcapelago
Charles and Erik struggle to work out their differences by sharing their superpowers.  It's a favorite example of compromise and making amends.

"Practical Angora Goat Raising" by Lavvyan
John is sexual; Sherlock is asexual; they find their common ground. This is one of my all-time favorite acefics.


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While researching for poetry today, I found this amazing page that explains how to measure trauma. It gives a bunch of scales to indicate how much or how long things affected a trauma survivor.  It covers the event, internal experience, and support.  Some factors are static, while others could change over time.  If you don't know why you (or someone else) feel terrible about something, this might help.

EDIT: A later, expanded version is here.
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[personal profile] nsfwords has made a Dark Fantasy bingo card and is inviting folks to choose a square and provide more ideas on what to do with that prompt.
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Nominations are now open for the 2017 Rose & Bay Awards.  Come nominate your crowdfunding favorites in these categories:

Art
Fiction
Poetry
Webcomic
Other Project
Patron
 
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Watch a robot solve a Rubik's cube.  I actually saw something similar not long after the cube first came out, but the robot was much clunkier.  This one is elegant, faster, and demonstrates a better grasp of physics.

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