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Here is my card for the Wellness Toolbox Bingo fest, held in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. This fest focuses on taking good care of yourself

Theme: Wellness Toolbox Bingo
Dates: May 2nd - June 1st
Public Card: Yes
Open Card/Amnesty: Yes
Fills: Anything goes. Remember to use your content warnings!
Prizes: banners will be available at the end of the month and beyond.

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.
Underlined prompts have been filled.


WELLNESS TOOLBOX BINGO CARD

Be Here NowWalkingGood NutritionTalk with a FriendHobbies
Set Attainable GoalsForgiveSocializeVolunteeringTalk with a Counselor
Enjoy Some Private TimeBreathing ExercisesWILD CARDGo to the MoviesEnjoy Nature
Emotional First AidReadingSurrenderYogaRespect Limits
LaughterHealthy Touch
(HOLD)
SportsWatch TelevisionFamily Traditions
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I have mentioned before that some of my characters don't have a background of abuse or neglect, just a crappy home life.  Today I stumbled across one description for that kind of thing: maladaptive parenting.  For instance, the home might have high hostility and low warmth.  In other cases, parents might respond to a child's misbehavior in ways that encourage rather than discourage repetition.  It's not necessarily malicious.  It's just badly done.  Mallory is a good example of this; her parents didn't really know what to do with a child, and it shows.
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 The May Muse Fusion is open!  Come give us prompts.  Our theme is Sea Monsters!


From My Prompts:

"Tangleweed" by [personal profile] ellenmillion  shows the tangleweed 'sea monster' in action.

"From the Deep" by [personal profile] ellenmillion features a smartarm reaching for a ship.  Because to a smartarm, a ship is a fun puzzle with tasty bits inside, and then it turns into a terrific nesting site.
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This poem came out of the March 2015 Creative Jam. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] westrider and [personal profile] alexseanchai. It also fills the "Kraken, Leviathans, and Creatures of the Deep" square in my 3-16-15 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo fest. This poem was sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Aquariana thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

WARNING: This poem contains intense topics and imagery that many readers may find unsettling. WARN ALL THE THINGS! Highlight to read further details, some of which are spoilers. In today's entry for Worst Idea in the History of Ever, a ship full of Japanese whalers has trespassed into Maldivian waters and targeted Steel and Moderato. Steel promptly goes berserk and starts tearing the ship to shreds. Moderato squawks for help from Aquariana. She manages to convince Steel not to finish killing all the whalers. They scoop the survivors into a boat. Then Aquariana discovers that Steel is injured, which requires another long argument to convince him to get that taken care of properly. Graphic violence beyond canon-typical levels, onscreen death of some very bad guys, emotional trauma including flashbacks, rough use of superpowers, conflict between help-seeking and help-avoiding behaviors, strain on friendships, references to considering sentient beings a food source, unsympathetic handling of prisoners, messy medical details, and other mayhem. There's actually a good bit of comfort after the hurt, for them as deserves it. The less deserving are furnished with basic medical care and protection from the berserk superwhale. Consider your tastes and headspace before deciding whether this is something you want to read right now.

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This poem came out of the April 2015 Creative Jam. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] technoshaman, [personal profile] alexseanchai, and [personal profile] mdlbear. It has been sponsored by LJ user Ng_moonmoth. This poem belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics, and is a prequel to events mentioned in "Critical Analysis."

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This poem came out of the April 7, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer, [personal profile] corvi, and [personal profile] lynnoconnacht. It has been sponsored by LJ user Ng_moonmoth. This poem belongs to the Valor's Widow thread of the Polychrome Heroics series, after the introductory events of "Valor's Widow."

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This poem came out of the April 7, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] kiramaru7. It also fills the "headaches / migraines" 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 series Polychrome Heroics.

Warning: This poem contains intense topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. There are multiple crimes going on, dangerous chemicals, a lab incident, a one-sided firefight, significant injuries, harm to police officers (one human, one canine), epic stupidity on the part of the villain (also injured), messy medical details, traumatic manifestation of superpowers, a medic becoming another casualty, quarantine, and other stress. The heroic people are supportive of each other, and the villain is naturally a pain in everyone's ass. Heavy-duty hurt/comfort, no fatalities. If these are sensitive issues for you, consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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This poem came out of the February 3, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] chanter_greenie, [personal profile] mama_kestrel, [personal profile] wyld_dandelyon, and LJ user My_partner_doug. It also fills the "Feb. 15 cheap chocolates day" square in my 1-31-15 card for the Valentines Day Bingo fest, and the "Asked to sign intimate body part on a fan" square in my Superhero Bingo card. This poem has been sponsored by LJ user Ng_moonmoth. It belongs to the Calvin/Calliope thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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This poem is spillover from the March 3, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer, [personal profile] balsamandash, and [personal profile] librarygeek. It has been sponsored by EdorFaus. This poem belongs to the Polychrome Heroics series, connecting with Danso & Family as Groundhog and Cassandra work through their challenges.

Warning: This poem contains some challenging topics. Highlight to read more detailed warnings, some of which are spoilers. Cassandra is still dealing with fallout from her overbearing parents, the suppression therapy, and the clipping. This time she latches onto alcohol as another symbol of adulthood, gets staggering drunk. and has a miserable time of it. Fortunately the people around her respond in helpful ways, but this is still likely to be a touchy read for people with substance issues. Consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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This poem is spillover from the December 2, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] rosieknight. It also fills the "bets / wagers" square in my 1-2-14 card for the [community profile] trope_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.

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Thanks to a donation from [personal profile] janetmiles, there are 12 new verses in "The Inheritor of Our Fear."  That Guy tangles with Mallory and Heron.  As you can imagine, it does not go very well for him.

The sequel to this poem, "The Right and the Responsibility," has already been sponsored and can be published after "Inheritor" is fully posted.  Price for the current poem remains locked at $.25/line even though the sale has concluded.
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem was written outside the regular prompt calls, and fills the "smell" square in my 9-1-14 card for the [community profile] ladiesbingo fest. It has been sponsored by EdorFaus. It belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics, where Danso & Family touch on what happens with Groundhog and Cassandra.

Warning: This poem deals with strong emotions brought up by a discussion of removing superpowers, along with some unpleasant childhood memories. Most of the content concerns coping skills, so it's hurt/comfort with emphasis on the latter.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem is from the March 2015 Creative Jam. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] alexseanchai. It also fills the "Wild Card: Mirror, mirror: Doppelgangers, clones and evil doubles" square in my 12-17-14 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.

Warning: This poem contains frank discussions of reproduction and choice politics, along with examples of misogyny and hypocrisy.

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This poem is spillover from the February 3, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer. It also fills the "ritual marks and body decorations" square in my 9-1-14 card for the [community profile] ladiesbingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by EdorFaus. It belongs to the Danso & Family thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem mentions past child abuse and subsequent insecurities about growing up. Current environment is safe.

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This poem is spillover from the February 3, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] mdlbear. It also fills the "go bag with civvies missing when I got back to it" square in my Superhero Bingo card. This poem was sponsored by [personal profile] chanter_greenie. It belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.

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This poem is spillover from the March 3, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] thnidu and [personal profile] chanter_greenie. It also fills the "humble pi(e)" square of my 3-2-15 card for the Pi(e) Bingo Fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer. It belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.

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This poem was written outside the regular prompt calls, somewhat inspired by recent news about police brutality. It fills the "logic and numbers" square in my 12-17-14 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo fest, and the "sentient spider -- but it was just lonely" square in my Superhero Bingo card. It has been sponsored by [personal profile] technoshaman. This poem belongs to the Antimatter & Stalwart Stan thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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Today is the last day of the half-price sale in Polychrome Heroics.  If you wanted to buy some poetry, now is the time.  Please remember to check the list before you buy -- I'm trying to keep up with logging things as sold, but they're not all posted yet. 
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem came from the February 3, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] librarygeek. It also fills the "I'm thankful for you" square in my 1-31-15 card for the Valentine's Day Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This is really a romance, but it includes some serious (consensual) roughhousing in the gym. Consider your tastes and headspace before clicking through.

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