New Verses

Mar. 28th, 2015 01:25 am
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Thanks to a donation from Stephen Laird, we had an audience poll.  There are 8 new verses in "Often Buried Deep."   Astin picks up asteroid gems.  There are 10 new verses in "Settled." Aidan checks to make sure that Danso is okay, and explains some of what happened with his talent.

And Ng_moonmoth just finished "Often Buried Deep" so you can read the rest of that now.  Astin, Spalling, and V conclude their latest round of trade and enjoy each other's company.
ysabetwordsmith: Victor Frankenstein in his fancy clothes (Frankenstein)
This poem is spillover from the March 3, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] rix_scaedu. It also fills the "drama" square in my 3-16-15 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the series Frankenstein's Family, and is a direct sequel to "Man's True Nature" and "Between Power and Vulnerability" so read those first.

Warning: While this poem does not have the gore of the first one, it is much heavier on social and legal tensions. If those are touchy issues for you, please consider your headspace before clicking through.

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ysabetwordsmith: Victor Frankenstein in his fancy clothes (Frankenstein)
This poem is spillover from the March 3, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] rix_scaedu. It also fills the "disability (temporary)" square in my 5-22-14 card for the [community profile] origfic_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the series Frankenstein's Family, and is a direct sequel to "Man's True Nature" so you should read that one first.

Warning: This poem is nowhere near as gory as the first of the triptych. However, it delves deeper into the emotional and psychological issues. If the latter are more sensitive for you, consider your headspace before clicking through.

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ysabetwordsmith: Victor Frankenstein in his fancy clothes (Frankenstein)
This poem is spillover from the March 3, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] rix_scaedu. It also fills the "trapped!" square in my 12-15-14 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles, LJ user Zianuray, and EdorFaus. It belongs to the series Frankenstein's Family. This is the first of three connected poems.

WARNING: This poem is intense and graphic hurt/comfort. The detailed warnings contain spoilers; highlight to read. Fridrik steps in an abandoned trap and suffers serious injuries. He is sometimes in human form, sometimes in wolf form, so be aware of the switch if animal injuries are squicky for you. He feels betrayed, even though that's not exactly what happened. Victor is pissed that somebody broke the rule forbidding traps, after he specifically designed the rules to prevent accidents like this, and consequently having trouble controlling his temper. Lots of gross medical details, quasi-historic treatment methods, a miserable flashbacking injured werewolf, desperately worried friends and family trying to help, awkward social dynamics, dominance issues, trouble thinking clearly under stress, trust issues, difficulty accepting urgently needed help, vampire bites, werewolf licking, and other mayhem. Also a bunch of the supporting links are graphic too. On the bright side, Fridrik will eventually recover, the teamwork is terrific, and this installment ends with two cuddlepiles. The mood is pretty typical of the "gothic fluff" in this series; it just has a higher amount of gore due to someone else's stupidity. Consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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The Frankenstein's Family story "Urgent Business"  by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer is now complete.  Begin with Part 1 if you've been waiting for the whole thing, or finish with Part 6 if you've been reading along.  The merchant Vladimir comes to the village with important messages, and finds more than he expected.
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This is the freebie for the March Muse Fusion, prompted by LJ user wyld_dandelyon. It also fills the "Let them eat Pi(e)" square in my 3-2-15 card for the Pi(e) Bingo Fest.

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The March Muse Fusion is open Friday 20-Sunday 22.  Come give us prompts or claim things for your own inspiration.  You don't necessarily have to be a Torn World member to play, although it does help.


From My Prompts

"Ring Leech" sketch by [personal profile] ellenmillion, who hopes to ink it in time for Sea Monster Month in May.

Portrait of Tosh by [personal profile] ellenmillion 


What I Have Written

"Beach Pies" -- today's freebie

"Unsolid Ground"
An earthquake prompt inspired the free-verse poem "Unsolid Ground." Dorom and several children witness an earthquake while fishing from the beach.
82 lines, Buy It Now = $41
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LJ user Ng_moonmoth has written two pieces of demifiction based on my poem "Too Much Energy."  They do come with warnings, but if you read the source poem which inspired them, you'll probably be okay.

"News Bulletin: The Massacre of Cascabel" -- This gives an early glimpse of Carinan reactions to a major event in the war, which involved Spalling.  

"The Conscience of the War" -- Here is the beginning of the turnaround, poignantly portrayed in a war poem.


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This was the linkback perk poem for the March 3, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It came out of the February 2015 Creative Jam. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer. It also fills the "animal transformation" square in my 1-3-15 card for the [community profile] trope_bingo fest. 8 of 17 verses have been posted.

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ysabetwordsmith: Victor Frankenstein in his fancy clothes (Frankenstein)
[personal profile] dialecticdreamer has posted Part 1 of her story "Urgent Business" in Frankenstein's Family.  It introduces a merchant, Vladimir, with some important messages for the village.  This takes place in December, overlapping with "Measure the Abundance" in the runup to Christmas, and laying some groundwork for the triptych.  "Urgent Business" will post daily until complete (skipping Saturday, which is "Salvaging" day) and there are six parts.

Regarding the triptych, "Man's True Nature" has been opened for microfunding at the sale price of $.25/line.  I haven't started posting yet, so the tally appears on the sale page under that poem's entry.  You can donate more toward it if you wish.  Once "Urgent Business" is fully posted, I will start posting "Man's True Nature."
ysabetwordsmith: Victor Frankenstein in his fancy clothes (Frankenstein)
This poem came out of the March 3, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] technoshaman. It has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles.

Warning: This poem contains minor angst that may not be to everyone's taste. The warnings contain spoilers; highlight to read. While Fruszina and Adam are playing, she accidentally pushes him too hard and he falls off the porch. Emotional tension, minor childhood injury, a little bit of messy medical detail, and some yelling happen before people settle down. No hard feelings in the end, though. Consider your interests before reading onward.

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ysabetwordsmith: Victor Frankenstein in his fancy clothes (Frankenstein)
This poem is spillover from the February 3, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] redsixwing and[personal profile] dialecticdreamer. It also fills the "bites" square in my 11-25-14 card for the [community profile] hc_bingo fest, and the "sharing a bed" square in my 1-3-15 card for the [community profile] trope_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] technoshaman. It belongs to the series Frankenstein's Family.  It is a sequel to "Echoes of Another" and "Who Finds a True Friend" so is best read after those two.

Note: This poem features some things that might not be to everyone's taste. Highlight for details, some of which are spoilers. It features burgeoning empathic sensitivity, a married couple with an intimate friend, some awkward emotional tension on account of Dénes being demisexual and thus uncomfortable at high speed, sensual activity with quasi-erotic aspects, consensual biting, climax, MFF cuddling (with Dorottya between Csilla and Dénes if that matters), and other zingy stuff. Consider your preferences before reading onward.

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Here is my card for Round Six of the [community profile] genprompt_bingo fest. This bingo challenge encourages original or fanfic material across all formats and lengths. It's a terrific fest if you want general and/or gentle fiction, although people can interpret prompts any way they like. There are many categories, and you can choose to omit up to three. Read the rules first.  Browse the Round Six prompt list.  Request a Round Six card here. Prompt lists are renewed once a quarter, and you may request a new card then even without bingo on a previous card. (See all my 2015 bingo cards.)

If you'd like to sponsor a particular square, especially if you have an idea for what character, series, or situation it would fit -- talk to me and we'll work something out. This is a good opportunity for those of you with favorites that don't always mesh well with the themes of my monthly projects. I may still post some of the fills for free, because I'm using this to attract new readers; but if it brings in money, that means I can do more of it. That's part of why I'm crossing some of the bingo prompts with other projects, such as the Poetry Fishbowl.

Round Six: March 1, 2015-May 31, 2015.
Cards may be requested prior to May 31.
Any content, fiction or poetry, etc. fanfic or original.
Minimum of 100 words for fiction, poetry, or other text fills.

Underlined prompts have been filled.


GENPROMPT BINGO CARD

The Company of Strangers Sensual Pleasures Dolls Reality is Illusion Kraken, Leviathans and Creatures of the Deep
A Gentle Fall of Rain Thief Life Quantum Theory Phobias
Partnership Drama Wild CardSummertime (and the Livin' is Easy) Mothers and Fathers
Self-sufficient Conflicting Obligations / Oaths Pro Patria Mori (to die for your country) The Sky at Night Tanzania
Beautiful Furnishing the Home Supernatural Elements Winners and Losers Surprise / Shock

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Based on an audience poll, general funds have been distributed.  "Scarier Things" has been posted in the Monster House series.  "Settled" has five new verses.  Aidan and Danso discuss nightmares and superpowers. 
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The March 2015 Crowdfunding Creative Jam is now open, with a theme of "portents of the past and future."  Visit us on Dreamwidth and LiveJournal to leave prompts, or claim something for your own inspiration.


From My Prompts:

[personal profile] thebonesofferalletters has written the ficlet "See the World" based on my prompt.  This is superhero fantasy with genderqueer and otherwise diverse characters.  Lightworks and Soundbytes is intended as a new serial.  *happydance*

[personal profile] alexconall has done the poem "Write It Down" based on my prompt.  This is a splendid piece of feminist literature.

[personal profile] dialecticdreamer has written the ficlet "Past Ports" about Piotr and Hannah.


What I Have Written:

"Sequential Science" is today's freebie, a Torn World poem about earthquakes.

"Why the Wind Sings"
A Heliodrax prompt inspired the free-verse poem "Why the Wind Sings." Merle studies weather on the island of Nauru.
42 lines, Buy It Now = $20

"The Tenth Dimension"
A prompt about [community profile] nineforthenebulasheart  led to the free-verse poem "The Tenth Dimension." The Nebula's Heart declares that none of the current questers are suitable and sends them out to find another.
50 lines, Buy It Now = $20

"Would-Be Sacraments"
A past and future prompt inspired the poem "Would-Be Sacraments." Terramagne has better protections for reproductive health care. This is why.
96 lines, Buy It Now = $48

" 'Til Legends Live"
This inspired the free-verse poem " 'Til Legends Live." Granny Whammy and Dr. Infanta are both living legends in their own way, bridging the past and the future. Their lives are entwined even though they're on opposite sides of the cape, and sometimes that gets interesting.
80 lines, Buy It Now = $40
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This poem came out of the November 5, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] janetmiles. It also fills the "innocent" square in my 10-6-13 card for the [community profile] origfic_bingo fest. This poem has been selected in an audience poll as the free epic for the March 3, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl reaching the $200 goal. It belongs to the series Starfather, which you can find via the Serial Poetry page.

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This poem came out of the March 3, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] balsamandash, [personal profile] janetmiles, [personal profile] ellenmillion, and LJ user Ng_moonmoth. It also fills the "planet destruction" square in my 11-25-14 card for the [community profile] hc_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the V & Spalling thread of the series An Army of One.

Special thanks to Ng_moonmoth for extensive assistance in developing the social and technological aspects of this setting as a whole, along with particular attention to the Alta Familia structure and the history of both V and Spalling.  You can now read the demifiction "News Bulletin:  The Massacre of Cascabel" and "The Conscience of the War" about the original incident.  (These are direct links that skip past the cutline.  Warnings are similar to those for this poem, plus a whole lot of additional social wrangling.)

WARNING: This poem features some extremely intense scenes due to the characters having survived appalling pasts. The current environment is safe and supportive, but the referred events definitely are not. The warnings are spoilers; highlight to read. Here come more details about why Spalling and V are kind of messed up. During military service, Spalling initiated a surgical strike that turned into a MASS casualty event, contributing to severe PTSD, survivor guilt, suicidal ideation, hypervigilance, difficulty sleeping, and nightmares. Growing up, V suffered extreme emotional neglect and psychological abuse from terrible parents. As already established, V also spent time on the street and has some social damage from that. Both V and Spalling are getting better, but this is just a really rough day for them. If these topics are touchy for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before deciding whether this is something you want to read.

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This poem came out of the March 3, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] balsamandash, LJ user Wyld_dandelyon, and Anthony Barrette. It also fills the "American as Apple Pi(e)" square in my 3-2-15 card for the Pi(e) Bingo Fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the SPOON/Granny Whammy thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem mentions some historic conflicts and survival tactics which may not be to everyone's taste.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem came out of the March 3, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] stardreamer, [personal profile] mdlbear, [personal profile] rix_scaedu, and Shirley Barrette. It also fills the "loss of home / shelter" square in my 11-25-14 card for the [community profile] hc_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Dr. Infanta thread of the Polychrome Heroics series and happens concurrently with the events of the story "Atomic" by [personal profile] siliconshaman.

WARNING: This poem contains extreme imagery that many people would find disturbing. The warnings are spoilers and also creepy themselves. The first half of the poem concerns World War II and is frankly horror. It features one of the worst things Dr. Infanta has survived: losing all her Guardians when the Nazis tested a Sterbenfeld device that killed every living thing within its radius. So that's basically extremely ill-advised experimentation in mad science, weapons of mass destruction, mass casualties, child death, child resurrection, child abandonment, loss of home, minor despoiling of corpses, and emotional trauma. All hurt/no comfort in this part. The second half concerns contemporary time, and although it's not made explicit in the poem, the reason Dr. Infanta just grabbed all her people and bunkered down is because some whackjob serial killer is running around with a nuclear-powered weapon. Dr. Infanta very quickly heard about this, assessed the situation, decided that Ilyana Cherenkov is much better suited to handled it, and then helped by staying out of the way herself. But of course it still had repercussions because the kid has PTSD out the wazoo, hence the nightmares/intrusive memories, difficulty feeling safe even in one of the best bunkers on the planet, traumatic grief, clinginess, and other unpleasantness. However, she now has plenty of people to cuddle and reassure her, so this part is h/C. Please consider your headspace and tastes carefully before deciding whether this is something you want to read.

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