May. 29th, 2017

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This is my card for the Pride Bingo Fest. Since June is LGBTQIA+ pride month, the theme for this month's fest is Pride!  It runs June 1-30.  (See all my 2017 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.  I've had a few requests for this and the results have been awesome so far.  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.


PRIDE BINGO CARD

DysfunctionalgenderfluidCuddlingPublic placesNonphysical Passions
ExperimentationgayQueerplatonicquestioningPraise or Humiliation
HelplessnessCourting coupleWILD CARDPunishmentdemisexual
AccidentalbisexualtransgenderasexualTeamfamily
Nonsexual TouchlesbianqueerDominance & submissionConsent is sexy

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 They're GMO, but I must admit I'm tempted to try one.  I like the idea of gengineering, it's the execution I often find unethical, my safety standards being much higher.  But an occasional nibble seems unlikely to do serious harm.
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This post asks: "Why is nobody talking to people who have the disabilities these were originally designed to solve?"

Because they don't care, and they don't have to care.  The advantaged group always has the option of harming the disadvantaged group, and will rarely be penalized.  It doesn't matter if fidgets help people with disabilities; abled people have decided to dislike them.  You don't have a right to solve your problems.  You're only there to be pleasing to the important people.

Fuck that noise.  

Spinners make you feel better?  Awesome.  Spin that fucker.  

Just be aware that some bearings inherently make more noise than others.  If it's the noise you find soothing, that may be an issue.  But for most people, it's the spin, and there are quiet bearings.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Sunday Yardening
First Fireflies
Garden Photos
Saturday Yardening
Tuskless Elephants
Friday Yardening
Lawn Craze
Thursday Yardening
Tabby's Star
Good News
Wednesday Yardening
Room for Wolves


Poetry in Microfunding:
"A Hope and a Promise" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Aidan and Mrs. Ozenne discuss secure attachment.  "Essential for Human Survival" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Cassandra.  Groundhog and Cassandra explore the snack room. "The Inner Transition" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Berettaflies.  Valor's Widow finds out what Stylet has in his backpack.  "To Know After Absence" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Shiv.  Boss White gives Shiv an apartment above Blues Moon.

Weather has been somewhat dryer.  Today is sunny with a little breeze.  The mourning dove nest under the kitchen window on the porch now has two fuzzy squabs.  :D  Currently blooming: violets, dandelions, spiderwort, carnations, marigolds, petunias, lantana, million bells, snapdragons, zinnias, chives, firecracker plant, torenia, yarrow, blackberries, privet, white and red clover.  There are now four  flower stalks are coming up from the yucca plants in the white garden!
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Today is mild and breezy, with a mix of sun and clouds.

Round 1: I planted, covered, watered, and mulched a sarvicetree and a purple juneberry along the fence.

I also saw a green tiger beetle.  These are voracious insectivores and pretty to watch.  Just don't touch them because they have savage jaws and chemical defenses. 

EDIT 5/29/17: Round 2, we picked up a mound of raked grass.  This completes the ritual meadow.  \o/

EDIT 5/29/17: Round 3, we picked up sticks in the yard near the house, moving back to the east edge.
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The following poems from the May 2, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl are currently available. Poems may be sponsored via PayPal -- there's a permanent donation button on my LiveJournal profile page -- or you can write to me and discuss other methods.

There are still verses left in the linkback poems "
Testing the Metal," "Dangerous Refuges," "The Marble and the Sculptor," "Picking Up the Litter," "The Golden Peaches of Peace," "Leaves Upon the Water," "The Quick Brown Fox," and "Lead Us in Peace." Linking to this page will reveal new verses in whichever linkback poem you request.

Read more... )

"The Black and the Red"
It talks about the history of red and black Seminoles, and how they feathered out after the Fledging.
54 lines, Buy It Now = $20

"Divisible History"
The people of Roluma history is not whole, but splinters, and nobody really comes out of it intact.
66 lines, Buy It Now = $33

If there's one thing that
the people of Roluma know,
it's that time is a fragile thing.


"Rewriting the Narrative"
From this I got the free-verse poem "Rewriting the Narrative." Just because you lost the war, doesn't prevent you from retelling history in your own image.
28 lines, Buy It Now = $15

"We Will Fade into You"
It explores what the Neanderthals left to the Cro-Magnons.
26 lines, Buy It Now = $15

Continuing with the Iron Horses, I wrote a diptych:

"The Place Where the Journey Begins"
The Iron Horses rescue a young man tangled in a barbed wire fence.
763 lines, Buy It Now = $382

The Iron Horses rode over
the open plains, motorcycles
eating up the endless miles.

They came together, broke apart,
and then gathered again like
a herd of buffalo dividing
around hills and ravines.


"We Are All Related"
The Iron Horses take Kenzie to a safe place for recovery.
1091 lines, Buy It Now = $546

Joseph Elkdog pulled his motorcycle
into the driveway as carefully as he could.

The ride had been nerve-wracking at times,
and they had to stop frequently to check
on Kenzie whom they carried between
their bikes, but they managed.

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