ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
The general fund currently contains $41. Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll. I will leave it open at least until Tuesday evening. If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it. Otherwise I may leave it open a little longer.

There are four open epics. Here are your options:

"Only If It Is Embraced" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Damask and needs $130.50 to be complete. 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 and needs $229.50 to be complete. Kenzie goes to Pretty Ears for counseling.

"Love Unflinching" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Berettaflies" and needs $73.50 to be complete. 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 and needs $102 to be complete. Heron and Shiv are comfort-cooking, and not everything goes smooth.


Poll #21359 General Fund Poll for the February 5, 2019 Poetry Fishobowl
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How do you want to distribute the $41?

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ALL $41 into "Only If It Is Embraced"
12 (44.4%)

ALL $41 into "A Cave Swarming with Strange Forms of Life"
3 (11.1%)

ALL $41 into "Love Unflinching"
7 (25.9%)

ALL $41 into "So Many Notes and Colors and Flavors"
3 (11.1%)

Divide the $41 about equally among the four open epics
2 (7.4%)

ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
The general fund has $87 in it, most earmarked for the January 22, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl. So you get to open a new epic for microfunding. Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll. I will leave it open until at least Tuesday night. If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it. Otherwise I may keep it open a little longer.

These are your options:

"Sky Blue and Grass Green"
A DW prompt inspired the free-verse poem "Sky Blue and Grass Green." Shiv takes a class in underpainting, then freezes up when he tries to do it in complementary colors. He gets through it with a little help, though.
303 lines, $152

"So Many Notes and Colors and Flavors"
This contributed to the free-verse poem "So Many Notes and Colors and Flavors." Shiv is comfort-cooking again, and it doesn't all go smoothly, but Heron helps him through it.
378 lines, $189

Poll #21217 New Epic from January 22, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl
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Which of these should be opened for microfunding?

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"Sky Blue and Grass Green"
10 (35.7%)

"So Many Notes and Colors and Flavors"
18 (64.3%)


ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
This poll covers the ideas proposed in the recent call for themes. Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll. I will keep it open until at least Saturday afternoon. If there are clear answers then, I'll close it. Otherwise I may leave it open a little longer. If you don't have a Dreamwidth account, you can vote in an anonymous comment, but include some kind of handle to distinguish yourself.

For this poll, you can vote for as many themes as you find appealing. I recommend that you don't vote for all of them, since that makes it harder to whittle down the list. The list is broken across two questions, with themes arranged in alphabetical order, so make sure to vote in both parts.

If there are clear favorites, I may be able to generate a schedule just from this poll. If not, I'll use it to weed out the less popular ideas, then I'll post another poll with a limited number of votes per person based on participation level.

Here are your options ...

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ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
The January 8, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl made its $200 goal, so you get a free epic. Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll. I will keep it open at least until Saturday afternoon. If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it. Otherwise I may leave it open a little longer.

These are the available epics:

"The Shadows on the Wall"
The children of Monster House learn about masks and history.
69 lines, Buy It Now = $35

"Crazy Fun in the House of Mirrors"
A trip through a funhouse sends some of Schrodinger's Heroes to a world where Alex has a different specialty.
185 lines, Buy It Now = $93


Poll #21149 Free Epic for the January 8, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl
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Which of these should be the free epic?

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"The Shadows on the Wall"
7 (26.9%)

"Crazy Fun in the House of Mirrors"
19 (73.1%)

ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
The November 6, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl made its $200 goal, so you get a free epic. Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll. I will keep it open until at least Sunday night. If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it. Otherwise I may leave it open a little longer.

Here are your options:

"No Es Problema"
This inspired the free-verse poem "No Es Problema." A group of people in Los Angeles evacuate to a shelter in the hills above the city, coping with various challenges along the way.
274 lines, $137

"On the Crust of an Unfinished Planet"
Your grace prompt contributed to the free-verse poem "On the Crust of an Unfinished Planet." Refugees and rescue workers come together in Rain City to rebuild after the earthquake.
244 lines, $122


Poll #20739 Free Epic for the November 6, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl
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Which of these should be the free epic?

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"No Es Problema"
9 (40.9%)

"On the Crust of an Unfinished Planet"
13 (59.1%)


ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
The October 2, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl made its $200 goal, so you get a free epic. Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll. I will keep it open until at least Thursday night. If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it. Otherwise I may leave it open a little longer.

Here are your options:

"Close to the Brokenhearted"
A Dreamwidth clergy prompt inspired the free-verse poem "Close to the Brokenhearted." Sometimes a priest with disabilities is more use than one without.
64 lines, $32

"Becoming, Evolving, Ascending"
Micha Bautista encounters a mysterious and intriguing superpower, then tries to find the source.
236 lines, Buy It Now = $118

Poll #20557 Free Epic for the October 2, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl
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Which of these should be the free epic?

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"Close to the Brokenhearted"
10 (41.7%)

"Becoming, Evolving, Ascending"
14 (58.3%)

ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
The general fund currently contains $22. Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll. I will leave it open until at least Thursday afternoon. If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it. If not, I may leave it open a little longer.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
The general fund currently contains $12, which you may apply toward any of the open epics. Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll. I will keep it open until at least Friday night. If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it. Otherwise I may leave it open a little longer.

Here are your choices:

"Energy, Made Visible" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Shiv and needs $134 to be complete. Now Shiv flibbers over being unable to earn ALL the pretty colors at once.

"Only If It Is Embraced" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Damask and needs $397.50 to be complete. In which a supervillain and a cop argue over donuts.

"In the Depths of Your Grief" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Officer Pink and needs $210.50 to be complete. It's the next poem in the raid series, after most of the fighting has stopped. Kedric shares his inspiration for becoming a paramedic.


Poll #20497 General Fund Poll for the September 18, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl
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Which of these should get the $12?

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"Energy, Made Visible"
10 (33.3%)

"Only If It Is Embraced"
9 (30.0%)

"In the Depths of Your Grief"
11 (36.7%)

ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
The general fund currently contains $10, which you may apply toward any of the open epics.  Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll.  I will keep it open until at least Friday night.  If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it.  Otherwise I may leave it open a little longer.

Here are your choices:

"Energy, Made Visible" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Shiv and needs $134 to be complete. Now Shiv flibbers over being unable to earn ALL the pretty colors at once.

"Only If It Is Embraced" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Damask and needs $397.50 to be complete. In which a supervillain and a cop argue over donuts.

"In the Depths of Your Grief" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Officer Pink and needs $220.50 to be complete. It's the next poem in the raid series, after most of the fighting has stopped. Turq finds out what happened to one of his cohort.

Poll #20446 General Fund Poll for the September 4, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl
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Which of these should get the $10?

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"Energy, Made Visible"
12 (38.7%)

"Only If It Is Embraced"
5 (16.1%)

"In the Depths of Your Grief"
14 (45.2%)

ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
The September 4, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl made its $200 goal, so you get a free epic. Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll. I will keep it open until at least Friday night. If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it. Otherwise I may leave it open a little longer.

Here are your options:

"Close to the Brokenhearted"
A Dreamwidth clergy prompt inspired the free-verse poem "Close to the Brokenhearted." Sometimes a priest with disabilities is more use than one without.
64 lines, $32

"The Price of Freedom"
Your Millaray prompt inspired the free-verse poem "The Price of Freedom." Millaray meets with Dr. G to discuss her new lessons and her new family.
119 lines, $60


Poll #20445 Free Epic for the September 4, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl
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Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 27


Which of these should be the free epic?

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"Close to the Brokenhearted"
12 (44.4%)

"The Price of Freedom"
15 (55.6%)

ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll. I will leave it open until at least Friday night. If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it. Otherwise I may leave it open a little longer.

The August 7, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl met its $250 goal, so there will be a bonus fishbowl on Tuesday, September 18. I customarily feature Polychrome Heroics in one bonus fishbowl a year, because it's my most popular series, usually whatever people want in that setting. However, this, time we've got an interesting situation in that we've recently opened two major threads. So I'm offering you the option of selecting one of those to focus on and develop in more depth. If there's a tie, I'm open to discussing whether we should feature both, but I prefer doing one because we'll get farther with it.

The Raid
This is a subthread of Officer Pink in which Ansel and Turq join a raid on the Umsetzung Complex. There are four poems finished, of which one and a bit are posted, and I have notes for a fifth. This would give you more to build on, but the poems are likely to chain tightly which makes it harder to sponsor later ones.

The Big One
A massive chain of earthquakes and tsunamis devastates most of the West Coast of America. There are two poems finished and both are fully posted. I have a few more specific scenes in mind. This would give you more opportunity to request poems that aren't tightly chained together, but you have less to build on and it's easier to stumble over things I know but haven't had time to mention yet. Once I get more groundwork laid, though, I'd like to open this thread to other writers like I did with Berettaflies, especially short demifiction pieces like letters to the editor. (I'm open to that with the raid too, but this is the one where I actively planned for it.)

Feel free to discuss why you think one, the other, or both of these themes should be featured in the bonus fishbowl.


Poll #20393 Bonus Fishbowl Theme
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Which of these themes do you want featured in the bonus fishbowl?

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The Raid
9 (45.0%)

The Big One
11 (55.0%)

ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
The July 3, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl made its $200 goal, so you get a free epic. Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll. I'll keep it open until at least Wednesday night. If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it. Otherwise I may keep it open a little longer.


These are the available epics ...

"En Décalage"
Savoir Faire notices something odd about Damask.
86 lines, $43

"Learning Together"
A teacher in Mercedes has a quirky idea to promote tolerance.
194 lines, $97


Poll #20290 Free Epic for the July 3, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl
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Which of these should be the free epic?

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"En D├ęcalage"
12 (48.0%)

"Learning Together"
13 (52.0%)

ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
This poll covers the ideas proposed in the recent call for themes. Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll. I will keep it open until at least Friday evening. If there are clear answers then, I'll close it. Otherwise I may leave it open a little longer. If you don't have a Dreamwidth account, you can vote in an anonymous comment, but include some kind of handle to distinguish yourself.

For this poll, you can vote for as many themes as you find appealing. I recommend that you don't vote for all of them, since that makes it harder to whittle down the list. The list is broken across two questions, with themes arranged in alphabetical order, so make sure to vote in both parts.

If there are clear favorites, I may be able to generate a schedule just from this poll. If not, I'll use it to weed out the less popular ideas, then I'll post another poll with a limited number of votes per person based on participation level.

Here are your options ...

Read more... )
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
The June 5, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl made its $200 goal, so you get a free epic. Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll. I'll keep it open until at least Saturday night. If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it. Otherwise I may keep it open a little longer.

Read more... )
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
The general fund currently contains $55. Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll. I will keep it open until at least Tuesday night. If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it. Otherwise I may leave it open a little longer.

There are two open epics.

"Energy, Made Visible" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Shiv. It needs $287 to be complete.

"Only If It Is Embraced" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Damask. It needs $474 to be complete.

Poll #20077 General Fund Poll for the June 5, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl
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Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 28


How do you want to distribute the $55?

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ALL $55 into "Energy, Made Visible"
16 (57.1%)

ALL $55 into "Only If It Is Embraced"
3 (10.7%)

Divide $55 about equally between both poems
9 (32.1%)

ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
"Marks of Devotion" is the runaway favorite in the general fund poll, and it just got another $20 donation. So there will be $36 left over. I'm running a quick poll to distribute the leftover funds, open until tonight. Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll.


These are the remaining epics:

"Energy, Made Visible" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Shiv and needs $373 to be complete. Dr. G and Shiv discuss what could be done with different sets of creme pastels.

"Only If It Is Embraced" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Damask and needs $474 to be complete. Ham grumbles over the arrangements.


Poll #20031 Followup Poll for General Fund from May 15, 2018 Fishbowl
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How do you want to distribute the $36?

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ALL $36 into "Energy, Made Visible"
14 (56.0%)

ALL $36 into "Only If It Is Embraced"
4 (16.0%)

Divide $36 about equally between both poems
7 (28.0%)

ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
The general fund currently contains $67. Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll. I will keep it open at least until Friday evening. If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it. Otherwise I may leave it open a little longer.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
The May 1, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl made its $200 goal, so you get a free epic. Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll. I'll keep it open until at least Thursday evening. If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it. Otherwise I may keep it open a little longer.


These are the available epics ...

"A Curve That Sets Everything Straight"
Your street magician prompt inspired the free-verse poem "A Curve That Sets Everything Straight." Elonso has a miserable time in Italy, until he doesn't anymore.
190 lines, $95

"The Currency of Leadership"
This inspired the free-verse poem "The Currency of Leadership." It follows further developments of the new Maldivian currency made with superpowers, and the effects it starts to have on other countries.
122 lines, Buy It Now = $61

"Above All Else, a Variable"
This inspired the free-verse poem "Above All, a Variable." A technomancer puts on a display at a trade show.
195 lines, Buy It Now = $98


Poll #19932 Free Epic for the May 1, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl
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Which of these should be the free epic?

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"A Curve That Sets Everything Straight"
6 (26.1%)

"The Currency of Leadership"
11 (47.8%)

"Above All Else, a Variable"
6 (26.1%)

ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
The general fund contains $15. Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll. I will keep it open until at least Thursday afternoon. If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it. Otherwise I may leave it open a little longer.

There are three open epics:

"Marks of Devotion" belongs to Kande's Quest and needs $51 to be fully funded.

"Energy, Made Visible" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Shiv and needs $388 to be fully funded.

"Only If It Is Embraced" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Damask and needs $484 to be fully funded.


Poll #19931 General Fund Poll for the May 1, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl
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How do you want to distribute the $15?

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ALL $15 into "Marks of Devotion"
6 (25.0%)

ALL $15 into "Energy, Made Visible"
9 (37.5%)

ALL $15 into "Only If It Is Embraced"
4 (16.7%)

$5 into each open epic
5 (20.8%)

ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
The half-price sale has $82.25 in the general fund. I'm counting that as quarter-price for the purpose of this poll because some of it is left over from quarter-price donations. Whatever is left over will go toward the open epic, "Only If It Is Embraced," at normal price. This is the best math I can manage, sorry.

Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll. I will keep it open until at least Friday night. If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it. Otherwise I may keep it open longer.

Here are your options ...

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