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This poem is spillover from the June 17, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] siliconshaman and [personal profile] janetmiles. It also fills the "bites" 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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This story belongs to the series Love Is For Children which includes "Love Is for Children," "Hairpins," "Blended," "Am I Not," "Eggshells," "Dolls and Guys,""Saudades," "Querencia," "Turnabout Is Fair Play," "Touching Moments," "Splash," "Coming Around," "Birthday Girl," "No Winter Lasts Forever," "Hide and Seek," "Kernel Error," "Happy Hour," "Green Eggs and Hulk," and "kintsukuroi."

Fandom: The Avengers
Characters: Phil Coulson, Nick Fury
Medium: Fiction
Warnings: Minor character death. Bullying. Fighting. Suicide attempt (minor character).
Summary: This is the story of how a little boy named Flip grows up to save the world a lot.
Notes: Hurt/comfort. Family. Fluff and angst. Accidents. Emotional whump. Disability. Sibling relationship. Nonsexual love. Parentification. Manipulation. Coping skills. Asking for help and getting it. Hope. Protection. Caregiving. Competence. Toys and games. Comic books. Fixing things. Martial arts. Gentleness. Trust. Role models. Military. BAMF Phil Coulson.

Begin with Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16, Part 17, Part 18, Part 19, Part 20, Part 21, Part 22, Part 23, Part 24, Part 25, Part 26, Part 27, Part 28, Part 29, Part 30, Part 31, Part 32, Part 33.

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 [personal profile] dialecticdreamer wrote the story "Brittle Words" based on my prompt from the Creative Jam, set in Polychrome Heroics.  It's about dealing with a lack of superpowers when your siblings have them.
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 [personal profile] dialecticdreamer has written another piece of demifiction for Polychrome Heroics.  "Demonstration Closes Mill Road Mall" follows "O'Fallon Journal: Community Events Calendar."  Not everyone approves of the supervillain safety training offered by the Activity Scouts.
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 [personal profile] dialecticdreamer has posted a fascinating essay about rights management, collaboration, and crowdfunding.  Try not to get completely lost in the Helidrax  example and do think about the creative rights situation.

But yeah, now I want me some Helidrax.
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This poem came out of the June 17, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] thnidu, [personal profile] janetmiles, [personal profile] rix_scaedu, and LJ user kelkyag. It also fills the "Old Things: Heirlooms, Antiques, Nostalgia" square in my 6-1-14 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo fest.  This poem belongs to the series Frankenstein's Family.


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 [personal profile] clare_dragonfly has written the story "Lettered" about Morgan learning to read and write, and the community of scholars in a monastery.  It's based on a prompt I gave for the Creative Jam, and belongs to the Ursulan Cycle.
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 [personal profile] aldersprig has a giraffe call open for one week on the theme of "Animalia."  Leave prompts, get ficlets!
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This story belongs to the series Love Is For Children which includes "Love Is for Children," "Hairpins," "Blended," "Am I Not," "Eggshells," "Dolls and Guys,""Saudades," "Querencia," "Turnabout Is Fair Play," "Touching Moments," "Splash," "Coming Around," "Birthday Girl," "No Winter Lasts Forever," "Hide and Seek," "Kernel Error," "Happy Hour," "Green Eggs and Hulk," and "kintsukuroi."

Fandom: The Avengers
Characters: Phil Coulson, Nick Fury
Medium: Fiction
Warnings: Minor character death. Bullying. Fighting. Suicide attempt (minor character).
Summary: This is the story of how a little boy named Flip grows up to save the world a lot.
Notes: Hurt/comfort. Family. Fluff and angst. Accidents. Emotional whump. Disability. Sibling relationship. Nonsexual love. Parentification. Manipulation. Coping skills. Asking for help and getting it. Hope. Protection. Caregiving. Competence. Toys and games. Comic books. Fixing things. Martial arts. Gentleness. Trust. Role models. Military. BAMF Phil Coulson.

Begin with Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16, Part 17, Part 18, Part 19, Part 20, Part 21, Part 22, Part 23, Part 24, Part 25, Part 26, Part 27, Part 28, Part 29, Part 30, Part 31, Part 32.

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 [personal profile] bookblather has written a villanelle, "The Holy and the Broken," about helping each other.  It is beautiful and deep.
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The August Crowdfunding Creative Jam is open on Dreamwidth and on LiveJournal.  Our theme is "Communication & Community."  Come give us prompts or claim ideas to write!

[personal profile] dialecticdreamer is offering 100-word snippets in exchange for prompts.  You may have seen some of her demifiction or fiction floating around.


What I Have Written

"The Wind Traders" -- this month's freebie features sentient trees who communicate over the ocean.

"Father Sun, Mother Moon" / Pætair Sowel, Mater Mehin -- 16 lines, $10 (Polychrome Heroics)
It's taken me over an hour, but I managed to hack out a morning and evening prayer in Proto-Indo-European. It should resemble the reconstructed roots and some later words, but it's not identical -- this would have been one tribal dialect out of many. The verses are in English and PIE, and I counted both because of how long it took. "Father Sun, Mother Moon" is written in free verse, but if you look closely you'll see some alliteration and assonance, and cadence, that helps tie things together.  It's something from Aidan's history.

"The Other Way Around" -- 106 lines, $53 (Schrodinger's Heroes)
Your prompt about Vic inspired the free-verse poem "The Other Way Around," coping with differences in identity and communication between the dimensions. Fortunately he has Quinn to help. 


From My Prompts

"Brittle Words" -- [personal profile] dialecticdreamer has written a snippet about Drew Finn, one of her characters in the Polychrome Heroics setting, as they talk about a wedding.  In the illustration, Drew is the young man in the blue sweater.

"The Green Book" -- [personal profile] dialecticdreamer wrote this snippet about women mercenaries in King Uthyr's court, for the Ursulan Cycle.

"Foreign Perspective" -- [personal profile] dialecticdreamer posted the beginning of a story about Aidan and Hadyn learning to interact with each other.  This is another Polychrome Heroics story.

"Lettered" -- [personal profile] clare_dragonfly wrote this story about Morgan's education and the community of scholars in a monastery.  It belongs to the Ursulan Cycle.
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This is the freebie for the August 2014 Crowdfunding Creative Jam. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] clare_dragonfly. It also fills the "trade winds" square in my 6-1-14 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo fest.

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Art

Aug. 16th, 2014 03:58 am
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 Book benches -- they don't look like very comfortable seats, but they are lovely art.
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Here's a wonderful memorial of Robin Williams that talks about how his talent worked.  He wasn't just funny and spontaneous.  He had a great memory and was a deft actor.  That's not just talent, but also skill.

I also share the sentiment about some things being more impressive when you know how they work.  I have a general understanding of how magicians "load" something by hiding it on their person.  Balls, scarves, doves ... I once saw a guy produce a live macaw, and then moments later, another  one.  How the fuck do you load a macaw?  Or take the late, great Ed Marlo who manipulated cards.  You could watch him demonstrate a sleight, but when he did it at full speed, there was nothing to see.  His hands just went faster than the human eye.  That's impressive.

Robin Williams was like that.  He was funny at the speed of light.  He was so talented, so skilled, that he made being funny look effortless.
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[personal profile] clare_dragonfly  has written another Ursulan Cycle story, "The New Queen."  So far an opening excerpt has been posted, and the rest is available for sponsorship.  Also she presents this illustration for Sir Gwanwyn.

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