ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem is spillover from the December 2, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] lynnoconnacht, [personal profile] redsixwing, [personal profile] dialecticdreamer, [personal profile] alexseanchai, [personal profile] siliconshaman, and LJ user Wyld_dandelyon. It also fills the "WILD CARD: Relative Values: Families" square in my 6-11-14 card for the [community profile] fanbingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Antimatter & Stalwart Stan thread of the Polychrome Heroics series, and is a direct sequel to "Bluff and Show."

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ysabetwordsmith: (Karavai)
This story is from the January 2015 Torn World Muse Fusion. It was inspired by LJ user Sassy_bovine. It also fills the "flirting" square in my 9-1-14 card for the [community profile] ladiesbingo fest. This story belongs to the Torn World project, although it has not yet been approved by the Canon Board.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem is from the December 2, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] helgatwb and [personal profile] janetmiles. It has been sponsored by [personal profile] rix_scaedu. This poem belongs to the Danso & Family thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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Here's an interesting piece about falling in love on purpose.  

While there are no guarantees, given two potentially compatible people, it is possible to generate love by going through steps of increasing intimacy.  This is how the more effective arranged marriages work.  There is a culturally framed series of meetings and activities through which the couple-to-be grow more involved with each other.  As long as they're both decent human beings and want similar things from the relationship, love (or at least a strong friendship) tends to result.  Some people find this more appealing than love by random chance, which can stick you with someone who is neither decent nor compatible in ways that may be difficult to unstick.  

If you aren't looking for a sex/romance partner, bear in mind that the same techiques work for building friendships and other connections.  You might want a different set of questions, depending on what kind of partnership you want.

Intellectual Foreplay and Virtual Foreplay are good resources.
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This poem is spillover from the April 1, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] finch. It also fills the "celebratory kiss" square in my 1-2-14 card for the [community profile] trope_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette.

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ysabetwordsmith: Victor Frankenstein in his fancy clothes (Frankenstein)
This poem came out of the September 2014 Creative Jam. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer and [personal profile] helgatwb. It also fills the "indecent proposal" square in my 6-11-14 card for the [community profile] fanbingo fest and the "Frankenstein" square in my 9-11-14 card for the Halloween Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer. It belongs to the series Frankenstein's Family.

WARNING: This poem contains rude behavior and sexual harassment.  If those are sensitive topics for you, please consider your state of mind before deciding whether to read onward.



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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.
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This week, the poetry of Frankenstein's Family is on sale for half price from Monday, November 17 through Sunday, Novemer 23.  This series is gothic fluff.  It features themes of family, sex/gender identity and orientation, diversity, family of choice, friendship, mad science, and horror motifs turned sweet.  Sale prices range from $10 to $127.  We currently have one epic open for microfunding, not in this series, so there is room to open a new epic in Frankenstein's Family if you wish to do so.

Also, check out the lovely new art!  [livejournal.com profile] djinni made an icon for Victor Frankenstein.  (A camel icon came with it, courtesy of a perk.  [livejournal.com profile] djinni felt that Victor was so serious that he needed to be cheered up by a playful camel. :D)  As of this morning, his current Icon Day is open for requests, so please drop by to get yourself an icon and tip if you can.

Currently available are the following poems, presented in series chronological order.




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ysabetwordsmith: Two smiling women; Kelly is blonde and Dale is brunette (walking the beat)

This poem is spillover from the November 4, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by a prompt from [livejournal.com profile] westrider.  It also fills the "women being awesome" square in my 9-1-14 card for the Genprompt Bingo fest.  This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette.  It belongs to the series Walking the Beat.



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 "Modern Love" is a wonderful genderqueer fanfic about the changing customs of Discworld dwarves.
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem is spillover from the September 2, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer. It also fills the "being silly" square in my 9-1-14 card for the [community profile] genprompt_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 came out of conversation with [personal profile] lynnoconnacht. It also fills the "partnership" square in my 9-1-14 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo  fest.  It has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette.  This poem 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 came out of the September 2, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] lynnoconnacht[personal profile] stardreamer, and [personal profile] helgatwb. It also fills the "curry night" square in my 12-8-13 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo  fest.  This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette.  It belongs to the Antimatter & Stalwart Stan thread of my Polychrome Heroics series.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem was written outside the prompt calls, inspired by conversation with [personal profile] lynnoconnacht.  It also fills the "Wild Card: food, cooking, & mealtimes" square in my 12-8-13 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo  fest.  It has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette.  This poem belongs to the Antimatter & Stalwart Stan thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
Thanks to a donation from Anthony & Shirley Barrette, "What a Precious Privilege" is now complete!  See how Stan and Lawrence work out the rest of their compromises now that Lawrence is feeling better enough to articulate at least some of his needs without giving Stan that stomped-puppy look.

Watch for more about Stan and Lawrence, as the next four poems will be going up over the next several days as I have time to post them.
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
Thanks to a donation from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer, there are 8 new verses in "What a Precious Privilege."  Lawrence points out some of what has gone wrong in his life, or could in the future especially if Stan isn't careful about the situation.
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
Thanks to a donation from [personal profile] chanter_greenie, there are 6 new verses in "What a Precious Privilege."  Lawrence and Stan begin the difficult conversation about what happened between them yesterday.  

I am still in the process of posting stuff, and for this poem, figuring who's helping cosponsor it because there were some overlaps in requests to sponsor other stuff.  But new verses!  Yay!
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
Thanks to a donation from [personal profile] lynnoconnacht,  there are 11 new verses in "What a Precious Privilege."  Lawrence enjoys the omelette and finally starts waking up enough to realize that there are some things he needs to say to Stan.
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem was written outside the prompt calls, inspired by conversation with DW user Lynnoconnacht. It also fills the "sunshine and blue skies" square in my 7-30-14 card for the Genprompt Bingo fest, and the "comfort food or item" square in my 7-31-14 card for the Hurt/Comfort Bingo fest.  It belongs to the Antimatter & Stalwart Stan thread of the Polychrome Heroics series, and is a direct sequel to "Before the Fever Breaks."

This microfunded poem is being posted one verse at a time, as donations come in to cover them.  Because this was started on a quarter-price deal, the rate is $.25/line, so $5 will reveal 20 new lines, and so forth. There is a permanent donation button on my profile page, or you can contact me for other arrangements. You can also ask me about the number of lines per verse, if you want to fund a certain number of verses.
So far sponsors include: [livejournal.com profile] starcat_jewel, DW user Lynnoconnacht, DW user Chanter_greenie, DW user dialecticdreamer, Anthony & Shirley Barrette

FULLY FUNDED
566 lines, Buy It Now = $70.75
Amount donated = $39
Verses posted = 39 of 122

Amount remaining to fund fully = $102.50
Amount needed to fund next verse = $.50
Amount needed to fund the verse after that = $.25


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