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This is the freebie for the November [community profile] crowdfunding Creative Jam. It was inspired by [personal profile] bairnsidhe.


"Reaching for the Jar"


How to reach the cookie jar
is the first lesson many people get

in reaching and stretching,
in climbing and finding,

in solving problems.

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Date: 2017-11-20 03:56 am (UTC)
technoshaman: Tux (Default)
From: [personal profile] technoshaman
Why is it that the first thing through my brain is "Whiskey In The Jar"? ;)

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Date: 2017-11-21 02:14 am (UTC)
zeeth_kyrah: A glowing white and blue anthropomorphic horse stands before a pink and blue sky. (Default)
From: [personal profile] zeeth_kyrah
And now I'm humming "Nancy Whiskey". ;)

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Date: 2017-11-21 02:40 am (UTC)
technoshaman: Tux (Default)
From: [personal profile] technoshaman
Which leads me straight to "Pleasant and Delightful"...

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Date: 2017-11-20 10:11 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] mashfanficchick
Oh, I like this! But I like [personal profile] technoshaman's comment, too! 🙂
Edited (Fixed user tag) Date: 2017-11-20 10:12 am (UTC)

Re: Thank you!

Date: 2017-11-21 12:31 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] mashfanficchick
I think one of the things I especially like about this piece is that--and someone sort of made reference to it below, talking about climbing shelves rather than using a ladder--as a very short adult, I tend to look at many physical things from the same perspective I did as a kid: how do I get/reach/see/etc. up there? And so I respond the same way: by climbing, knocking things off with a long object, using a periscope (yes, really), and so on. I often forget that I'm now an adult, and one who owns multiple stepladders, at that. My instinct is to stick with what works, and my kidhood techniques usually do!

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Date: 2017-11-20 03:58 pm (UTC)
gingicat: (snowman cookies)
From: [personal profile] gingicat
And in sneakiness and lying when getting caught.

Re: Yes ...

Date: 2017-11-21 05:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] johnpalmer
Maybe. The interesting thing is, a lot of the GOP likes to lie in the second stage lie - saying the truth from one perspective, or by omission ("he didn't say *we* thought there was a Niger/Uranium connection, he said that British Intelligence did!") or by non-falsifiability - "I say it's a deeply held belief, and I'm INSULTED by your claiming I'm just being a lickspittle for wealthy donors!"

Trump is unique in that he just doesn't care. All that parsing to find something that is technically true, or *might* be true, if he held a certain belief... why bother? He'll lie; people will say he's wrong, and probably lying; people will talk about it a day or two, but his core supporters won't care.

I'm going to assume Mueller is at least as cunning as I and is waiting to mention Trump until he has Trump cold on toast, so there's no "days of back and forth", just one big reveal. I hope so.

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Date: 2017-11-21 01:29 am (UTC)
kyleri: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kyleri
I'm still good at climbing cabinets, shelves, & other similar objects, which has occasionally been a probem when working for other folks who think I oughta use a ladder...

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