ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem is kind of an elegy, thus posted free. It fills the "coma" square in my 6-10-14 card for the [community profile] hc_bingo fest. It belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.

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"Holy shit, I recognize that handwriting!"
the policeman exclaimed.
"That note is from Dr. Infanta.
She could have killed everyone in sight."

"She could have," Tim said slowly,
"but she didn't."

While everyone else ran around
trying to find evidence and explanations,
the master puppeteer stroked the Floppit
left for him by a notorious supervillain,
and pondered the implications.


A month later, Tim Henson
released a special episode of
"Taggert the Toad Talks to Kids,"
which usually ran as one of
several segments in Semolina Lane.

"Friendship is important," Taggert began.
"Life can get really tough sometimes,
but friends make it easier to get through.
So work on being the best friend you can,
because you never know when
you might need a helping hand --
or have a chance to give one."

The world heaved a collective sigh of relief,
grateful that Tim Henson was still with them,
but really he was talking to one person

and he knew she was listening.

* * *

Notes:

Part of the inspiration for this poem came from exploring divergence points between local-Earth and Terramagne. So we had Jim Henson and Jane Henson. They have Tim Henson and Joan Henson. You can read about the tragic death of Jim Henson online.

In our world, Muppets are a type of puppet used in puppetry theatre. Terramagne has Floppits.

Here, Sesame Street is a famous children's show. Terramagne has Semolina Lane, which is named after a fairy tale character variously called Mr. Semolina or Sir Marzipan. I did my own rendition of that fairy tale in "Husband By Hand."

Kermit the Frog is probably the best known of the Muppets. Taggert the Toad, in Terramagne, is a green toad.

Healing is a common superpower. Click the link and look at the illustrative video. That guy? Is one of the creepiest fucking supervillains in the history of ever, with NO respect for anyone's agency or body autonomy. A responsible healer always gets permission before acting, although there are alternatives for when verbal permission is unfeasible. So here we have a supervillain doing something beneficial for really selfish reasons.

Tim being Tim, he correctly intuits that Dr. Infanta could use a good friend, because she doesn't have many, and puts himself forward, Taggert and all. Friendship is a vital part of life, and friends help each other in many ways. It just doesn't always look like people expect it to. Know how to be a good friend and how to help a friend in need.
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem is, in essence, an elegy inspired by an article, "The Story of One Whale Who Tried to Bridge the Linguistic Divide Between Animals and Humans," and therefore posted for free. It also fills the "Stockholm syndrome" square in my 6-10-14 card for the [community profile] hc_bingo fest. It belongs to the Aquariana thread in the Polychrome Heroics series.

The name "Noc" is pronounced "NOH-see."

WARNING: This poem features many intense topics, some of which actually happened in our world. The warnings contain spoilers; highlight to read. These include human/cetacean challenges, past enslavement of a sapient cetacean from childhood to death, Stockholm syndrome, survivor guilt, rough telepathic contact, grudging response to apology, and other issues. Viewer discretion is strongly advised. Please consider your tastes and headspace before deciding whether to dive in.

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July has no theme.

Fiction: The World Walkers: Quiar: The Case of the Counterfeit Enchantments (part 9, 113th continuation) has Quiar and Peric talking about the nature of souls.
The World Walkers: Quiar: The Case of the Counterfeit Enchantments (part 9, 114th continuation) shows Lucille and Bertram discussing the fae.

The World Walkers: Athare: Riordan: Making Worlds? (part 3) is about Emrys and Riordan talking about the fate of the worlds.
The World Walkers: Athare: Electra: Meeting a Rabbit (part 6) has Electra helping the life clay creatures.
The World Walkers: Athare: Lucille: Becoming a World Walker (part 2) is about Lucille getting her last tattoo.

The Donor House: Melody: Becoming a Vampire (part 3) shows Rex and Melody talking about the Donor House.
The Donor House: Ethan: One Careful Owner (part 2) features Ethan talking with other captive donors.
The Donor House: Katie: The Offer of a Vampire Loan Shark (part 2) is about trying to find a way out of a desperate situation.
The Donor House: Linnea: Living with a Vampire? (part 3) has Linnea and Gage discussing whether they can live together.
The Donor House: Taryn: Rescued? (part 3) shows Silver and Taryn trying to form a plan to stay safe.


Other Fiction: The World Walkers: Taithmarin: Joel: Stepping Onto Taithmarin (part 2)
The World Walkers: Taithmarin: Matt: Arriving (part 6)
The World Walkers: Taithmarin: Luna: The Book Portal (part 5)
The World Walkers: Taithmarin: Siobhan: Stepping Onto Taithmarin (part 2)
The World Walkers: Athare: Mab: Mab’s Story (part 2)
The World Walkers: Athare: Bronwen: Plans
The World Walkers: Athare: Bryn: Talking to Emrys
The World Walkers: Athare: Oscar: Talking to Emrys
The World Walkers: Athare: Ianto: Talking to Mab (part 2)
The World Walkers: Athare: Piaras: Talking with Mairin (part 3)
The World Walkers: Athare: Sibeal: Looking Back
The World Walkers: Athare: Lorelei: Travelling Through Time (part 2)
The World Walkers: Athare: Frane: An Uncomfortable Landing (part 3)
The World Walkers: Athare: Glyn: A Door to an Unexpected Place (part 2)
The World Walkers: Athare: Jetta: Saved by Cough Medicine (part 3)
The World Walkers: Kankirin: Elodie: Recording Souls (part 2)

The Fae World: Eorith: Luke: The First Arrival (part 2)
The Fae World: Eorith: Kristen: Waking Up (part 6)


ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem is spillover from the June 3, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] rosieknight. It also fills the "Mobile / Carnivorous Plants" square in my 6-1-14 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored via the general fund, based on an audience poll. It belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.

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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 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.

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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 a prompt from an anonymous Dreamwidth user. It also fills the "Places of Work" square in my 12-8-13 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] chanter_greenie. It belongs to the Polychrome Heroics setting.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This is the freebie for the July 2014 Crowdfunding Creative Jam, inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] pointedulac, along with some previous discussions about the sliding scale of morality. It also fills the "manipulation" square in my 6-1-14 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo fest, and the "fever / delirium" square in my 6-10-14 card for the [community profile] hc_bingo fest. This poem belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
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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The July 2014 Crowdfunding Creative Jam is now open on Dreamwidth and LiveJournal, with a theme of "Conflicts Where No One Is Wrong."  Come give us prompts about whatever you'd like to see, or claim prompts for your own creativity! 


From My Prompts

"Howl's First Lesson" by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer -- Aidan helps Nathaniel learn about his senses.

"Schrodinger's Prompt" by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer -- Pat gets a warning call.

"To Fight Like Brother and Sister" by [personal profile] moriwen1 -- Sinéad and Paul grew up together, with an adorable and heartwarming conflict.  This story belongs to the [community profile] nineforthenebulasheart  project.

"The Dragon We Feed" by [personal profile] chordatesrock -- A story about the fluid nature of good and evil.

 

"The Wolf We Feed" by [personal profile] alexconall -- We need both the light and the dark parts of ourselves to be whole.


What I Have Written

"Compromising Positions" -- A man slowly slides from hero to villain.
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem is spillover from the June 3, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from LJ users Moriwen1 and my_partner_doug. It fills the "betrayal" square in my 5-22-14 card for the [community profile] origfic_bingo fest, and the "Conflicting Obligations / Oaths" square in my 6-1-14 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by an anonymous donor. 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 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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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.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem was written outside the prompt calls, filling the "fantasies" square in the Solo Celebration Bingo public card. 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 some intense topics that may not be to the taste of all viewers. The warnings contain spoilers; highlight to reveal. There are erotic fantasies, unresolved sexual tension, an untimely erection, cruel laughter and extreme humiliation, plans for revenge, teen boy masturbation, and other challenges. If this is touchy stuff for you, please think carefully before deciding whether to read onward.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem is spillover from the April 1, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] mdlbear and [personal profile] aldersprig.  It also fills the "cool / nippy" square in the Spring and Autumn Bingo public card.  This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] chanter_greenie. This poem belongs to the Calliope thread in the Polychrome Heroics series.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem takes place in Terramagne, even though it came out of the very first Poetry Fishbowl on November 21, 2007, long before Polychrome Heroics was established. Over time I've learned to recognize different worlds and what makes them distinctive, so when I came back across this poem recently, I recognized it as belonging to this setting. This poem was inspired by prompts from LJ users Beetiger and Je_reviens. It has been sponsored by [personal profile] technoshaman.

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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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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem is from the March 18, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] technoshaman. It also fills the "drowning" square in my 6-10-13 card for the [community profile] hc_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles. It's a sequel to "The Family Business" featuring Coby and Lily, in the Polychrome Heroics series.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
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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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
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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