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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Refugees Then and Now
Poem: "Experience Stinks"
Community Building Tip: Community Garden
Moment of Silence: Miguel Civil and "The Scribe of the Evening"
Heating Patches for Clothes
Declining Life Expectancy
Emotional Intimacy Question: Thanks
Why Challenger Failed
Hard Things


The [community profile] crowdfunding Creative Jam ran this weekend.

There will be a half-price sale in Polychrome Heroics this week.


Voting is still open for the 2019 Rose & Bay Awards. Please vote for your favorites. Review the nomination posts for more information about the nominees if you need it.

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Poetry in Microfunding:

There are four open epics.

"Only If It Is Embraced" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Damask and has 25 new verses. Pain's Gray has another talk with Clement about the importance of not mistreating Keane.

"A Cave Swarming with Strange Forms of Life" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses. Kenzie goes to Pretty Ears for counseling.

"Love Unflinching" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Berettaflies." An ethical consultant arrives in Easy City, adopts a buggle, and meets Stylet.

"So Many Notes and Colors and Flavors" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Shiv. Heron and Shiv are comfort-cooking, and not everything goes smooth.


Weather here has been mild. We got a little snow, but most of it has melted off quickly. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a large flock of sparrows, a flock of dark-eyed juncos, a small flock of mourning doves, a pair of cardinals, a yellow-bellied sapsucker, a Bewick's wren, and a squirrel.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Unsold Poems for the February 5, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl
Recipe: "Ginger-Basil Beef"
Recipe: "Baked Eggs with Vegetables in Muffin Tin"
Poem: "If We Had No Winter"
Today's Adventures
Listen to "Gimme Some of That Ol' Atonal Music"
Poem: "Unless You Happen to Be a Bottle of Wine"
Poem: "Herbs for the Service of Men"
Poem: "The Rituals of the Moon"
Community Building Tip: Little Free Libraries
Reflective Scarf (with discussion of anti-camera and night safety items)
Moment of Silence: D.J. Conway and "Candlemas Crossing"
Gossip in Judaism
Emotional Intimacy Question: Trust
For Binder Users (includes breathing and stretching exercises)
Good News


Last week's poetry fishbowl went pretty well.

Voting is still open for the 2019 Rose & Bay Awards. Please vote for your favorites. Review the nomination posts for more information about the nominees if you need it.

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Poetry in Microfunding:

There are four open epics.

"Only If It Is Embraced" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Damask and has 28 new verses. Pain's Gray and Keane start cleaning each other up after the fight.

"A Cave Swarming with Strange Forms of Life" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses. Kenzie goes to Pretty Ears for counseling.

"Love Unflinching" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Berettaflies." An ethical consultant arrives in Easy City, adopts a buggle, and meets Stylet.

"So Many Notes and Colors and Flavors" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Shiv. Heron and Shiv are comfort-cooking, and not everything goes smooth.


Weather here has been variable.  We got a little snow, a little freezing rain, but most of it has melted off quickly.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a large flock of sparrows, a flock of dark-eyed juncos, a small flock of mourning doves, a pair of cardinals, a downy woodpecker, a Bewick's wren, and a squirrel.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Wildlife News
Community Building Tip: Block Party
Valentines Bingo Cards 2-1-19
Emotional Intimacy Question: Sabbatical (survey says: Travel!)
Unsold Poems for the January 22, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl
Poetry Fishbowl Report for January 22, 2019
Cuddle Party


The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, February 5 with a theme of "personal or public ritual." Please mark your calendars, and I hope to see you then.

Voting is now open for the 2019 Rose & Bay Awards. Thank you for nominating projects and patrons. Please go vote for your favorites now. Review the nomination posts for more information about the nominees if you need it.

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Poetry in Microfunding:

There are four open epics.

"Only If It Is Embraced" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Damask and has 55 new verses. Pain's Gray and Keane head to the support area for mission followup.

"A Cave Swarming with Strange Forms of Life" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses. Kenzie goes to Pretty Ears for counseling.

"Love Unflinching" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Berettaflies." An ethical consultant arrives in Easy City, adopts a buggle, and meets Stylet.

"So Many Notes and Colors and Flavors" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Shiv. Heron and Shiv are comfort-cooking, and not everything goes smooth.


Temperature has varied radically this week, from frigid to mild.. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a flock of sparrows, a flock of dark-eyed juncos, a small flock of starlings, a small flock of mourning doves, a pair of cardinals, a pair of downy woodpeckers, a Bewick's wren, and a squirrel.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Review: Illusion Card Game
Community Building Tip: Respect
Poem: "Bedtime Rituals"
Recipe: "Grilled Pork with Pineapple Slices"
Poem: "Waves of Emotion"
Emotional Intimacy Question: Ideal Weekend
Today's Adventures
Hard Things


The fishbowl last week generated some great prompts. I have finished 7 poems, still have more I need to write. A couple of them have been posted.

So far no activity on the Rose and Bay Awards. :( Nominations are now OPEN for all categories of the Rose & Bay Awards for excellence in crowdfunding. Please nominate your favorite projects and patrons. These are the handlers for the 2019 award season:
Art: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate art! Vote for art!
Fiction: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate fiction! Vote for fiction!
Poetry: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate poetry! Vote for poetry!
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Poetry in Microfunding:

There are three open epics.

"Only If It Is Embraced" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Damask. Pain's Gray warns Ham about mistreating Keane.

"A Cave Swarming with Strange Forms of Life" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses. Kenzie goes to Pretty Ears for counseling.

"Love Unflinching" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Berettaflies." An ethical consultant arrives in Easy City, adopts a buggle, and meets Stylet.


We got a dusting of snow here, and today it's raining. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a flock of starlings, a flock of sparrows, a flock of dark-eyed juncos, a small flock of mourning doves, a pair of cardinals, a pair of downy woodpeckers, a red-bellied woodpecker, a Bewick's wren, and a squirrel.
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It's after midnight, but I haven't slept yet, so for me it's still Monday. Dreamwidth is up at the moment, but Downrightnow still reports service outage for LiveJournal, which usually parallels Dreamwidth -- although in this case, LJ came back hours before DW did. Whatever.

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Poem: "L’amore è Cieco"
Poem: "The Nature of Advertising"
Poem: "Never Trusted Without a Check"
Community Building Tip: Out Front
Emotional Intimacy Question: What Matters
Poem: "Mistakes and Changes"
Cuddle Party










The fishbowl last week was okay. Not a lot of donations, and I'm seriously backlogged on writing due to repeated interruptions for other activities. "Fernweh," "As the Heavens Are Higher Than the Earth," and "On a Long Leash" have been sponsored.









So far no activity on the Rose and Bay Awards. :( Nominations are now OPEN for all categories of the Rose & Bay Awards for excellence in crowdfunding. Please nominate your favorite projects and patrons. These are the handlers for the 2019 award season:
Art: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate art! Vote for art!
Fiction: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate fiction! Vote for fiction!
Poetry: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate poetry! Vote for poetry!
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Poetry in Microfunding:

There are two open epics. That leaves a slot open in case anybody wants to open a new one tomorrow. \o/

"Only If It Is Embraced" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Damask and has 55 new verses. Pain's Gray warns Ham about mistreating Keane.

"A Cave Swarming with Strange Forms of Life" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses. Kenzie goes to Pretty Ears for counseling.


We got a lot of snow here. Everything is covered in white. Roads are navigable though. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a big flock of starlings, a flock of sparrows, a flock of dark-eyed juncos, a small flock of mourning doves, several pairs of cardinals, a pair of downy woodpeckers, a red-bellied woodpecker, and a squirrel.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Peacemongering 101
How to Feel Less Shame
Nonmale, Nonwhite, Nonbinary Characters
Resources on Kindness
How to Care Less About What People Think
Fainting(ish) Men
How to Deal with Writer's Block
Sustainability for Beginners
Snowflake Challenge Day 6: Fannish Wishlist
Mental Load
Burned-Out Millennials
Snowflake Challenge Day 5: Promote Others
Community Building Tip: Know Your Neighbors
Snowflake Challenge Day 4: Interact (57 comments)
The Other Gifts
Now in the Public Domain
Snowflake Challenge Day 3: Favorite Piece of Canon
Emotional Intimacy Question: Bucket List
Snowflake Challenge Day 2: Rec Fanworks by Someone Else
Hard Things
Snowflake Challenge Day 1: Happy Place


Nominations are now OPEN for all categories of the Rose & Bay Awards for excellence in crowdfunding. Please nominate your favorite projects and patrons. These are the handlers for the 2019 award season:
Art: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate art! Vote for art!
Fiction: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate fiction! Vote for fiction!
Poetry: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate poetry! Vote for poetry!
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I have a lot of new readers from [community profile] snowflake_challenge, [community profile] addme, and other sources over the last month or so. I encourage you to look around now, because it's going to get a lot busier tomorrow.

The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, January 8 with a theme of "That's not a mistake!" (It's normally on the first Tuesday of the month, but I bumped it later figuring nobody would be available on January 1.) Mark your calendar so you can come give me prompts, or just enjoy the crosstalk and watch for free poetry to appear. Donations are welcome but not required, and prompters get a free backchannel copy of what they inspire. If you have any questions, ask me today because tomorrow I'll have my hands full with writing poems.


Poetry in Microfunding:

There are two open epics.  That leaves a slot open in case anybody wants to open a new one tomorrow.  \o/

"Only If It Is Embraced" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Damask and has 3 new verses. Pain's Gray and Clement discuss first aid.

"A Cave Swarming with Strange Forms of Life" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses. Kenzie goes to Pretty Ears for counseling.


Today is gray and blustery. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a big flock of starlings, a flock of sparrows, a flock of dark-eyed juncos, several robins, a pair of cardinals, a pair of mourning doves, a red-bellied woodpecker, and a rabbit.  The plant catalogs are beginning to arrive.  
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Day 1

In your own space, talk about your Happy Place—the things that give you joy, calms you or keeps you sane. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so
.

I use a variety of things to maintain emotional equilibrium.  My favorite comfort foods include fresh fruit and hot tea.  I listen to music or nature sounds to raise or lower mood, and for housecleaning I like very energetic songs.  For relaxation I like gardening and walking outdoors.  I can draw some energy from colors.  Things that give me joy all out of proportion to their size or importance include sparkles, rainbows (including ones from my window prisms), and microfiber blankets.

In terms of location, my yard is probably my peak happy place.  It's landscaped for wildlife with a prairie, savannah, forest, and human lawn over about 2 acres.  I'm also very fond of my office and adjacent living room.  Not far away, there's a little wildlife sanctuary with rather larger spaces of similar style including a pond.  We like to go there and walk around sometimes.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Unsold Poems for the December 4, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl
Poetry Fishbowl Report for December 4, 2018
Poem: "Holiday in Handcuffs"
Poem: "Whatever You Seek"
Read "A Little Left of Normal" by Dialecticdreamer
In Praise of Leisure
Read "In Winter's Depths" by Siliconshaman
Yearcompass Booklet
Poem: "If You Have Almost Nothing"
Emotional Intimacy Question: Giver, Taker, Matcher
Bushfire Safety
Irresponsible Storytelling (54 comments)
Review: "Into the Spider-Verse"
#joinin
Read "Returning to Normal" by Dialecticdreamer
Good News


Poetry in Microfunding:

There are two open epics.

"Only If It Is Embraced" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Damask and has 3 new verses. Pain's Gray and Clement discuss first aid.

"A Cave Swarming with Strange Forms of Life" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses. Kenzie goes to Pretty Ears for counseling.


It's raining here today.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a big flock of starlings, a flock of mourning doves, a flock of sparrows, a flock of dark-eyed juncos, several cardinals, a red-bellied woodpecker, a robin, and a squirrel.  
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Poem: "The Compass That Guides Us"
Poem: "At the Subtlest Levels of Function"
Poem: "Only the Finest"
Poem: "Some Stages of Instability"
Poem: "Strength, Courage, and Victory"
Poem: "The Wily Princess"
Poem: "Unicorn Shadows"
Poem: "The Unicorn Mirror"
Poem: "The Prairie Horns"
Poem: "Like the Desert Wind"
Poem: "A Horror of the Color Yellow"
Poem: "Healing Horns"
Poem: "The Colors in His Tapestries"
Poem: "The Woman Who Built Herself a Clitoris and Rode That Bitch Like a Bicycle"
Poem: "Where They Built the Bodies"
Recipes: "Red-and-Green Holiday Salad" and "Red Palm Oil Vinaigrette"
Poem: "The Discovery of a New Dish"
Poem: "With a Warm and Tender Hand"
Updated "Santa Baby"
Kitchenware for the Blind
Works Entering the Public Domain
Storytelling Mistakes in Social Justice
Boycott Israel
The Fork Theory
Emotional Intimacy Question: Connecting
Poem: "Those Who Have Suffered"
Poem: "The House Behind the Gate"
Poem: "In the Garden of Eternal Spring"
Cuddle Party


The Holiday Poetry Sale went pretty well. You can find all the poems sorted into their series there, with links to those that have been sponsored and posted. Thank you all for your support, and happy Chrismahanakwanziyul to you!


Poetry in Microfunding:

There are three open epics.

"Only If It Is Embraced" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Damask . Pain's Gray gives Keane what he needs.

"A Cave Swarming with Strange Forms of Life" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses. Kenzie goes to Pretty Ears for counseling.

"The Tree of Damocles" is now complete.  Watch Shiv and Simon make a Christmas tree that Shiv can actually enjoy.


The weather has been mild here -- so much that some of the daffodils are sprouting in the flowerbed beside the parking lot.  That's the earliest I've ever seen spring bulbs sprout, previously was January.  When I was little, they showed up in March.:/ Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a big flock of starlings, a flock of mourning doves, a flock of sparrows, some dark-eyed juncos, two pairs of cardinals, a downy woodpecker, a red-bellied woodpecker, a goldfinch, and two squirrels.  We flushed a red-tailed hawk out of the yard too.  :D




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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Coywolves
We All Live in a Cheesy Submarine
Why Canon Het Is Boring
Secret Messages from a Drunken Sailor
Emotional Intimacy Question: Changes
The Crapification of Public Goods
Free Vintage Knitting Patterns
Hard Things


The Year-End Sale will run Monday, December 17-Friday, December 21. That covers everything from December 2017-November 2018. You can buy poetry for someone as a gift, anonymously or openly. I'll get this posted as soon as I can.


Poetry in Microfunding:

There are three open epics.

"Only If It Is Embraced" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Damask . Pain's Gray gives Keane what he needs.

"A Cave Swarming with Strange Forms of Life" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses. Kenzie goes to Pretty Ears for counseling.

"The Tree of Damocles" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Shiv and is part of the Christmas thread. When Shiv shies away from the Christmas tree, Tolli and Simon get creative.


The weather has been mild here. Several days have been quite foggy. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a massive flock of starlings covering the yard, some of which are still here and eating everything in sight; a flock of sparrows, a few mourning doves, some dark-eyed juncos, several house finches, several cardinals, a downy woodpecker, a red-bellied woodpecker, and three squirrels. 


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I will be participating in the [community profile] snowflake_challenge for 2019.  This is a favorite fannish event.  :D


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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Mining Fanfic
New Crowdfunding Project: "Shout Out"
Commenting When You're Not Up to Typing
Read "Hell's Kitchen Movie Club"
New Crowdfunding Project: "The Good Fight"
Poem: "Stick Like Glue"
Poem: "Passing Around"
Poem: "Pipecleaners"
Emotional Intimacy Question: Happiness
Good News

The Poetry Fishbowl went pretty well. I got some shorter stuff this time, and I'm still wading through the long plotty prompts.

The Year-End Sale will run Monday, December 17-Friday, December 21. That covers everything from December 2017-November 2018. Budget accordingly. You can buy poetry for someone as a gift, anonymously or openly.


Poetry in Microfunding:

There are three open epics.

"Only If It Is Embraced" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Damask . Pain's Gray gives Keane what he needs.

"A Cave Swarming with Strange Forms of Life" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses. Kenzie goes to Pretty Ears for counseling.

"The Tree of Damocles" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Shiv and is part of the Christmas thread.  When Shiv shies away from the Christmas tree, Tolli and Simon get creative.


The weather has been variable here.  We have a sprinkle of snow on the ground.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a flock of sparrows, a few mourning doves, some dark-eyed juncos, several house finches, several cardinals, and a goldfinch. I also saw a hawk flying around the yard! \o/
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Metacognition in Dogs
Poem: "From This Intolerable Overload of Feeling"
Poem: "The Lair of the Dragon Scouts"
Poem: "Merely an Exaggeration"
Poem: "His Family's His Crew"
Native Foodways (look in the comments for a list of my recipes with indigenous ingredients)
Recipe: "Squash Toast" (plus comments give other people's Thanksgiving leftover recipes)
Read "Screwed" by Siliconshaman
NaNoWriMo: Challenges
Emotional Intimacy Question: Three Things
Poem: "You Can Only Go Forward"
Hard Things

The Christmas Thread -- These are poems about Shiv and the harassment at Blues Moon. Read them before you read "Virasana" by [personal profile] siliconshaman.
Poem: "Confused, Screwed Up, But Here"
Poem: "Unless You Let Us Know You're Down There"
Poem: "A Corresponding Clarity of Purpose"
Poem: "Emptier of Bad Thoughts"


As you can see from the list of posted poems, the half-price sale in Polychrome Heroics went well last week. I still have a couple to post from [personal profile] mama_kestrel that came in late last night, plus whatever the pool from [personal profile] ng_moonmoth winds up being.


Poetry in Microfunding:

There are two open epics. 

"Energy, Made Visible" is now complete. See what Shiv does with his new creme pastels.

"Only If It Is Embraced" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Damask . Pain's Gray gives Keane what he needs.

"A Cave Swarming with Strange Forms of Life" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses. Kenzie goes to Pretty Ears for counseling.


The weather has been chilly and intermittently wet here.  It rained yesterday, followed by a dusting of snow that didn't stick much.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a flock of goldfinches, a flock of sparrows, a few mourning doves, some dark-eyed juncos, several house finches, several cardinals, and a squirrel.  I also saw a hawk roosting in the yard!  :D 3q3q3q!
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Poem: "On the Crust of an Unfinished Planet"
Recruiting Beavers
Poem: "Of Liminal Bent"
Moment of Silence: William Goldman
Read "Tangle" by Siliconshaman
Occupational Toolkit Hacks
NaNoWriMo: What are you learning?
Emotional Intimacy Question: Next Year
Good News


The Crowdfunding Creative Jam sparked some interest this weekend.

There will be a half-price sale in Polychrome Heroics this week.

Soupshue will be sponsoring some poems, so these are on hold:
"Merely an Exaggeration"
"His Family's His Crew"
"The Lair of the Dragon Scouts"
"Energy Made Visible"


Poetry in Microfunding:

There are three open epics. We're full until at least one of these concludes.

"Energy, Made Visible" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Shiv and has 8 new verses. A venture of trust earns Shiv a reward.  HOLD

"Only If It Is Embraced" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Damask and has 8 new verses. Pain's Gray gives Keane what he needs.

"A Cave Swarming with Strange Forms of Life" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses. Kenzie goes to Pretty Ears for counseling.


The weather has been chilly and intermittently wet here. We got some respectable snow. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a big flock of goldfinches, a flock of sparrows, a small flock of mourning doves,  some dark-eyed juncos, several house finches, a pair of cardinals, a downy woodpecker, and three squirrels. Most of the leaves have fallen from the trees.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Read the Mandelbear
Today's Adventures
NaNoWriMo: Post a synopsis!
Emotional Intimacy Question: Younger Self
Tactile Rubik's Cubes
Cuddle Party


The Poetry Fishbowl has gone pretty well.  Lots of prompts and some donations.


Poetry in Microfunding:

There are three open epics. We're full until at least one of these concludes.

"Energy, Made Visible" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Shiv and has 3 new verses. Shiv really wants to keep going with the therapy questions.

"Only If It Is Embraced" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Damask. Pain's Gray deals with Ham picking on Keane.

"A Cave Swarming with Strange Forms of Life" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses. Kenzie goes to Pretty Ears for counseling.

"Reconciled Differences" opened and closed very quickly.  It belongs to Path of the Paladins, where Johan takes steps to pull his life together.


The weather has been cold and windy here.  We saw a little snow, just enough to dust the bushes and fields.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a big flock of goldfinches (at least a couple dozen), a flock of sparrows, some dark-eyed juncos, several house finches, a few mourning doves, a pair of cardinals, a pair of Bewick's wrens, and a squirrel.  Leaves are on the ground, blowing in the wind, although some still cling to the trees in green-brown skeletons.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Read "Scene Response in Polychrome Heroics" by Librarygeek
Candied Buddha's Hand
Recipe: Buddha's Hand Salad with Emulsified Vinaigrette
NaNoWriMo: Link your landing page!
Emotional Intimacy Question: Relationship Issues
Garden of Repose
All Will Be Remembered
NaNoWriMo: Will you post your book online?
Good News
Bingo


The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, November 6 on "families of choice." Check out my new Family Ties bingo card for ideas.

Tuesday will also be Election Day in America. See my Voting Guides post if you need information on that topic.


Poetry in Microfunding:

There are three open epics. We're full until at least one of these concludes.

"Energy, Made Visible" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Shiv and has 3 new verses. Shiv really wants to keep going with the therapy questions.

"Only If It Is Embraced" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Damask. Pain's Gray deals with Ham picking on Keane.

"A Cave Swarming with Strange Forms of Life" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses. Kenzie goes to Pretty Ears for counseling.


The weather has been chilly and wet. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a big flock of goldfinches, a flock of sparrows, several house finches, a pair of cardinals, a mourning dove, and a squirrel. Flowers are done blooming.  Most of the fruit has fallen, although some types cling to the trees. Some trees finally got around to turning colors, a few bright, most sloppy and drab as if they overslept and rushed through the job.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Recipe: "African Goatloaf 1.0"
Recipe: "Buddha's Hand Basil Chicken"
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I wrote some big meta posts this week. Easterns as a Genre introduces a type of entertainment popular in Terramagne-American television and movies. They're the mirror image of Westerns: set in the same time period in Eastern cities instead of Western wilderness.

I've also been mulling over inclusivity in games, and versatility of games that could be played in different situations. I started with an exploration of Games for Blind People or Blackouts, where I mention some extant options and lament the fact that very few games like this are available in local-America. I went to sleep with that in mind, and I woke up with a headful of T-American games that are optimized in those directions. If you read Inclusive Games from Terramagne on Saturday, check it again because I added more stuff late Sunday night. Most of these could be replicated with locally available materials.

As you can see above, we've also been doing some more adventurous food -- we've got a guest this week and Samhain is coming up. I may have more to share, depending on what ingredients we find.


Poetry in Microfunding:

There are three open epics. We're full until at least one of these concludes.

"Energy, Made Visible" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Shiv and has 3 new verses. Shiv really wants to keep going with the therapy questions.

"Only If It Is Embraced" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Damask. Pain's Gray deals with Ham picking on Keane.

"A Cave Swarming with Strange Forms of Life" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses. Kenzie goes to Pretty Ears for counseling.


The weather has been cool here, sometimes very windy, other times beautiful.  We got some rain.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a big flock of goldfinches, a flock of sparrows, several house finches, some dark-eyed juncos, a male and a female cardinal separately, a Bewick's wren, and three squirrels.   In bloom: salvia and sedum.  The crabapples and pears are ripe. Leaves are falling off without turning colors, although there's a little more color on a few trees. 
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