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This poem was selected in an audience poll as the free epic for the January 8, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl meeting its $200 goal. It came out of the December 4, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] fuzzyred and [personal profile] alatefeline. This poem also fills the "managing free time" square in my 12-1-18 card for the Summer in December Bingo fest. It belongs to the Schrodinger's Heroes series.

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Due to yesterday's Dreamwidth malfuction, [personal profile] dialecticdreamer is running Magpie Monday today with a theme of "Beginnings and Endings."  Leave prompts, get ficlet!  Boosting the signal will get you extra words.  There will be a bonus story posted if donations exceed $50, proceeds going to replace the author's defunct laptop.  If you want to keep enjoying awesome stories, please chip in toward that.
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Day 15

Talk about why you participated in Snowflake &/or what you got out of it. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so

My reasons include but are not necessarily limited to:

* It's fun. I find the prompts amusing to write about myself and entertaining to read in other people's posts.

* For networking. I usually pick up a handful of new readers each year, and I subscribe to a bunch of new blogs. Almost all of those will go dormant by the end of January -- there are scads of journals with nothing but the Snowflake on them. That's okay. At least one or two new contacts tend to stick.

* New reading material. Unlike the fast die-off of blogging activity, the rec others, rec your own, and post new work challenges give me goodies to savor for weeks to come. \o/

* Daily activity. I try to post at least one new thing per day. Some days I have things scheduled, others not. I like having a topical fest feeding me prompts for a couple weeks.

* The discussions. Almost invariably, one or more of the posts will spark a big discussion. This year it happened when I mentioned that some people were being obnoxious in the Snowflake, which I hadn't encountered before. The depth of that discussion, and some ideas for future action, greatly outweighed the momentary irritation of finding a few jerks online. It's like sitting on burrs, you know? You pull them off your butt, drop them in the trash, and move on. I fly my freak flag proudly, and I was warmed by the reminder that my fans love me just the way I am. Be yourselves, beautiful people. Nobody else can be you-er than you.

These are all my Snowflake posts this year ...
Snowflake Challenge Day 14: Future
Snowflake Challenge Day 13: Set Goals
Snowflake Challenge Day 12: Own Challenge: Tikkun Olam
Snowflake Challenge Day 11: Creative Process
Snowflake Challenge Day 10: Create a Fanwork
Snowflake Challenge Day 9: Acts of Kindness
Snowflake Challenge Day 8: Self-Recommendations
Snowflake Challenge Day 7: Something New
Snowflake Challenge Day 6: Fannish Wishlist
Snowflake Challenge Day 5: Promote Others
Snowflake Challenge Day 4: Interact
Snowflake Challenge Day 3: Favorite Piece of Canon
Snowflake Challenge Day 2: Rec Fanworks by Someone Else
Snowflake Challenge Day 1: Happy Place

I hope to see you here next year.
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Day 14

In your own space, talk about what you think the future holds for fandom. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so

Ups and downs, really. 

Fandom started out as a close-knit community.  It isn't anymore.  That makes it a lot less fun for me.  That trend is continuing. 

I see more sexual harassment, behavior policing, and other obnoxiousness; and I expect that will get worse before it gets better, if it ever does.  People would rather write very troubling "policies" into convention paperwork to make it look like they're doing something rather than say: "If someone has touched your sexual parts without your consent, he has committed a crime, and you should call the police should you wish to do something about that.  We are not trained to judge fault or enforce laws."  They'd also rather look like they're doing something than take actual action, such as presenting workshops on responsible interactions.  Years ago, I was at a con that had instruction flyers on that and other topics; very prudent of them.  I can't really blame them for not wanting to teach the topic, though; I doubt people would listen.

On the bright side, there is a fuckton more fanwork out there, and it is massively easier to find than it used to be.  I think this trend will also continue.  We don't have to pass it around via copy machines anymore.  \o/

I also like the rise of content notes, especially when they are searchable, another rising trend.  It's more efficient to tell what's in a story before you read it, if that's what you want.  Perhaps someday we'll have really good  AI helping us find exactly what we want.  Then again, maybe people won't want to tell a bot about their secret love of tentacle hentai.

One thing I would like  to see is curated collections of fanfic.  The rise of Kirk/Spock.  The old Sime/Gen zines.  Major developments in modern canons, including "So You're New to Fandom X: Start Here" stuff.  That's very doable.
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I've reached the end of scheduled themes for the Poetry Fishbowl project. It's time to brainstorm some new themes! These are a few that I've jotted down earlier, ones that I've thought up or people have suggested, to give you an idea what kind of stuff might be suitable:

* Sensory Modes
* Emotional Labor
* Trauma and Recovery
* Easterns as a Genre
* Twisted Tropes

What other themes would you like to see me write about? Suggest them in a comment below this post.

Later on I'll collect the suggestions and do some polling. The most popular topics will be added to the schedule for future fishbowls. I'm going to run the first large poll with checkboxes so you can express interest in as many themes as you like. I will then either pick from the most popular ones, or use that information to pull out the favorite themes for a smaller poll to select the ones which will appear in upcoming fishbowls.

You can also help by linking to this post so that more people will see it. Everyone is welcome to suggest themes. Everyone will also be able to vote for them later; prompters and donors will get extra votes. If you link to the call for themes, you can reveal a verse in any open perk poem:

"The Open Gyre"
"Growing Green, Growing Gold"
"Mysterious and Impermanent"
"Greater Than the Sum"
"Nascent Wisdom"
"A Lively Feast"
"Between the Normal and the Abnormal"
"Crossroads on the Hero's Hourney"
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Day 8

In your own space, post self-recs for at least three fanworks that you created. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so

As always, my list begins with my largest and most popular series, Love Is For Children.  This is Avengers fanfic about what would happen if our heroes actually got the mental support and comfort they so desperately need.  It centers on nonsexual ageplay as a healing experience.  If you're sick of the canon turning into wall-to-wall domestic abuse, and you like hurt/comfort, read this.  Just be aware that there is a LOT of it now, and my work has been described as "flypaper for eyeballs."

Frankenstein's Family is fanfic of Frankenstein, the Modern Prometheus.  It's genderfuck with Victor as transgender.  He and Igor have a queerplatonic relationship and have constructed a son, Adam.  This is gothic fluff.

Over in Schrodinger's Heroes, the crossover page has a handful of one-shots and two of my series:
Herolock crosses over with Sherlock, bringing Sherlock and John into the Teflon Tesseract.  This is science fiction, a little mystery, and mostly sociological dynamics amongst the characters.
Schrodinger's Hulk crosses over with the Incredible Hulk (primarily Marvelverse).  It posits that Hulk is Bruce's animus, and therefore Bruce must actually be feminine.  So it's heavy-duty genderfic about what would happen if Bruce got tucked into a safe place with gender-aware friends to take care of them.  If you want to wrap Bruce in a blanket, this is your fic.  If you like Thunderbolt-bashing, at least read the first story for its conclusion.

I also have a couple of Star Trek entries, one Supernatural, one Batman, and miscellaneous others on AO3.

Want more?  The Poetry Fishbowl will be running today with a theme of "That's not a mistake!"  Drop by my blog and give me prompts, enjoy the crosstalk, or watch for free poetry to appear.

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Day 6

In your own space, create a list of at least three fannish things you'd love to receive, something you've wanted but were afraid to ask for - a fannish wish-list of sorts. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your wish-list if you feel comfortable doing so. Maybe someone will grant a wish. Check out other people's posts. Maybe you will grant a wish. If any wishes are granted, we'd love it if you link them to this post

My Wishes

* Fanart of any of my writing. I have a list of favorite photogenic scenes from my most popular fanfic series Love Is For Children. Everything else is fair game too. While I love great art, quality is not a concern; folks are welcome to use my work for practice projects too. I link all of it to the work that inspired it. (AO3 has a dedicated function for that, if you're drawing LIFC. DW just gets regular links.)

* If you prefer writing to art, fanfic of my work is also welcome.

* Any of my lyrical poetry set to music and/or sung. I don't have them all gathered in one spot, but the Six Poems of the Fall from A Conflagration of Dragons have some options. "The Janardanakavita" is for singing. "The Chant of the Return of Sebak," "the chain of cicada shells," and "The Harrowing of Hildeburh" are meant to be declaimed rather than sung, if anyone's into that. "The Nesting Urge of Aluzza" could go either way. Hunting around, I found a few miscellaneous ones: "The Bonecage," "Fiorenza and the Sea," "Still Growing Strong," "Let's Make Lemonade," "We're All Mad," and "Light the Match."

* Fanfic of someone making Kylo Ren go clean his room because he is acting like a pouty teenager instead of a respectable martial artist.  Wish granted by [personal profile] meridian_rose 

* We watched Into the Spider-Verse recently, and I loved the storyline despite the eye-searing artwork. I would like to see fanfic of Miles Morales and his uncle actually having to work through the horrible relationship tangle instead of following the standard Spider-Man plot. Write fresh or recommend something already written, I'm not picky.

* Stuff you made. It's fun having little bits of things from my friends -- music, books, fibercrafts, artist trading cards, etc. It doesn't have to be big or fancy.

* So I have this thing about encouraging people to do heroic stuff in everyday life. By heroic I mean skills and virtues, not deeds of derring-do. Pick any item from "How to Be a Hero in Real Life," "Become Like a Comic Book Superhero," "25 Virtues Found in the Best of Men," "How to Make Your Home Town More Like Bluehill," or any similar list of emergency skills or world repair. Learn it or do it, and that counts. The world needs more heroes, superpowers not required. Oddly enough, I have found that writing about heroes and healthy societies is a lot more effective than picketing or writing letters. I'm a practical activist; I do what works. And I want to live in a world where, when a hero says "I just did what anyone would have done," it's generally true.

Wishes Granted

For [personal profile] analise010:
I just updated my DW profile for Snowflake.
My transformative works policy is here. Other people who wanted the TWP: [personal profile] wenchpixie, [personal profile] kaixo, [personal profile] paradoxial[personal profile] silveradept 

For [personal profile] independence1776:
Sustainability resources for beginners.

For [personal profile] evilinsanemonkey:
See [community profile] allbingo to find writing prompts.

For [personal profile] kurgaya:
Active DW communities include [community profile] allbingo and [community profile] crowdfunding. Other people who wanted this: [personal profile] isabellerecs

For [personal profile] mythicmistress:
Resources on how to deal with writer's block.

For [personal profile] ruuger:
Fainting(ish) men.

For [personal profile] marginaliana:
How to care less about what other people think.

For [personal profile] spikedluv:
How to be kind to each other. Other people who wanted this: [personal profile] cornerofmadness[personal profile] silveradept[personal profile] skytintedwater 

For [personal profile] flamingsword:
Writing about nonmale, nonwhite, and/or nonbinary characters.

For [personal profile] snake_socks:

For [personal profile] teigh_corvus:
Art-friendly inspiration communities include [community profile] allbingo and [community profile] crowdfunding.

For [personal profile] implicated2:
A variety of things.

For [personal profile] 22degreehalo:
Asexual, aromantic, etc. characters.  Other people who wanted this: [personal profile] venusinthenight[personal profile] marzipan77 

For [personal profile] smilebackwards:
Talk about writing.

For [personal profile] paradoxial:
Torn World is a shared world that lends itself well to collaboration.

For [personal profile] skytintedwater:
World peace.  Some assembly required.
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Day 5

In your own space, promote three communities, challenges, blogs, pages, Twitters, Tumblrs or platforms and explain why you love them. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so

[community profile] allbingo hosts a fest every month with a different theme.  Some are specifically for fanfic, like last year's Winteriron Bingo Adventure; others are general, like the currently running Untranslatable Words fest.  You may use the public card or make your own.  You can also use bingo cards from another fest, old cards, or things you make entirely on your own.  All types of fills are welcome, fannish or original.  Fills don't have to be posted to claim them, although if you're calling bingo, it's polite to have at least one item posted where viewers can find it.  Come join the fun!

[community profile] crowdfunding connects creators and fans of writing, art, music, and other material.  You can boost your projects there, talk about projects you've sponsored, or find new ones to support.  The third weekend of each month (except December, when everyone is busy with holiday stuff) we hold a Creative Jam.  Come give us prompts to make stuff, or claim prompts for your own inspiration.  Currently running, the Rose and Bay Awards recognize excellence in crowdfunding; come nominate your favorite projects and patrons from 2018.

[personal profile] dialecticdreamer writes mostly fantasy, some science fiction, using a crowdfunded model.  Ask for what you want to read and get it!   Sponsor to let everyone see it, and there are perks if donations reach a certain goal.  The two regular projects are Magpie Monday with a rotating theme, and Feathering the Nest about nonsexual intimacies.  If you're into cottoncandy fic or acepr0n, here it is, although there's very serious stuff in the mix also.  In today's age of McFantasy, I have walked out of bookstores with empty hands to come home and dig into this stuff instead. [personal profile] dialecticdreamer is also one of the folks who regularly writes in my settings, so if you want more of that, look here, and this is on the list of projects I support.

[personal profile] siliconshaman writes science fiction and some fantasy, with a particular knack for getting the science details right, including some pretty advanced stuff like nuclear physics and aerodynamics.  It's a little darker and edgier, too.  He only does occasional prompt calls, but it's totally worth watching to see whatever comes up.  I always look forward to seeing something new here.  [personal profile] siliconshaman is another person who often writes in my settings, and this is on the list of projects I support.

[personal profile] bairnsidhe writes poetry and fiction about a range of topics, often including QUILTBAG issues and superheroes.  Currently running is a prompt call about Personal Loss.  This is another project that I support, and you scroll down a bit you'll find "Chaos Out of Order" which I sponsored last year.

Science News Daily is where I go when I want inspiration about the world around me -- or when I'm too fried even to read fanfic and I just want something neutral to roll my eyeballs over.  You can browse by topic or just read the current feed of everything in order.

Soothing Things is a post listing lots of places to relax online.  There's probably something for everyone on here.  I always keep a stock of things to cheer up myself or my friends, like the meeping otters video which never fails to make me smile.  It's good to find new ones now and then.

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Day 3

In your own space, share a favorite piece of original canon (a TV episode, a song, a favorite interview, a book, a scene from a movie, etc) and explain why you love it so much. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so

Among my favorites is the episode "Darmok" from Star Trek: The Next Generation.  It presents an alien race whose language is untranslatable because they speak in metaphor and allusion.  Within seconds I was yelling possible translations at the screen.  Some of these turned out to be accurate.  I'm pretty good at picking up languages on the fly, and I love xenolinguistics.  Other people have subsequently explored Tamarian grammar and vocabulary.  

I love this episode because it's one of the few that truly conveys a species that "thinks as well as a human, but not like  a human."  It leaves us with questions, not answers; puzzles, not solutions; and yet at the end of the episode ... Picard and Dathon at El-Adrel.

If you haven't seen it, watch it.  This episode works pretty well even out of context, and it's one of the greatest pieces of science fiction ever made.
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National Science Fiction Day is unofficially celebrated by many science fiction fans in the United States on January 2, which corresponds with the official birthdate of famed science fiction writer Isaac Asimov While not an official holiday of any sort (in the sense that it is not recognized or declared by any government), National Science Fiction Day is given some degree of credence by its recognition by organizations such as the Hallmark Channel  and by the Scholastic Corporation.  It is also listed in the National Day Calendar.

For those of you new to my blog, my science fiction offerings include:

Poetry Collection

Serial Poetry
An Army of One
Diminished Expectations
Feathered Nests
Kung Fu Robots
Tripping into the Future

Shared Worlds
The Blueshift Troupers
Schrodinger's Heroes
Torn World
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Day 2

Rec at least three fanworks that you didn’t create. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

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Jan. 1st, 2019 04:57 pm
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I made bingo down the B column of my 12-1-18 card for the Summer in December Bingo Fest. I also had 8 more fills, for a total of 13.

B1 (visiting family) -- "The Heart to Rejoice" (Polychrome Heroics)
B2 (friends) -- "Life in Quicktime" (LIFC)
B3 (avoiding work) -- "Batting Around" (standalone)
B4 (summer colors) -- "Pipecleaners" (Polychrome Heroics: Dr. Infanta)
B5 (managing free time) -- "Crazy Fun in the House of Mirrors" (Schrodinger's Heroes)

I2 (sweat) -- "The Ramifications of That State of Mind" (Not Quite Kansas)
I5 (sidewalk chalk) -- "Cruel Intentions and Difficult Truths" (Not Quite Kansas)

N1 (relaxation) -- "Stick Like Glue" (Polychrome Heroics: Calliope)
N2 (camping) -- "Crossroads on the Hero's Journey" (standalone)
N4 (walking) -- "Unseen, the Yellow Woods" (standalone)

G1 (sunshine) -- "The Reality of Cruelty" (Polychrome Heroics: Officer Pink)
G2 (minimum effort) -- "The Perfection That Eludes Us" (Polychrome Heroics)

O3 (summer school) -- "The Shadows on the Wall" (Monster House)
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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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 Sure, you can write one.  People will just find something else to squabble over.  That said, there are high-conflict societies and low-conflict societies.  Tell ALL the stories!

I note that my readers are much more interested in buying stories about places where it is easy to live a happy life.
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The following poems from the December 4, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl are currently available. Poems may be sponsored via PayPal -- there's a permanent donation button on my Dreamwidth profile page -- or you can write to me and discuss other methods. There are still verses left in the linkback poems "The Open Gyre," "Growing Green, Growing Gold," "Mysterious and Impermanent," "Greater Than the Sum," "Nascent Wisdom," "A Lively Feast," "Between the Normal and the Abnormal," and "Always Carry Your Goodness."

"Crazy Fun in the House of Mirrors"
A Schrodinger's Heroes prompt inspired the free-verse poem "Crazy Fun in the House of Mirrors." Several team members get sucked into another dimension, but help is not quite where they expect to find it.
185 lines, Buy It Now = $93

"It's Sunday in July, and you're
still working?" Kay said, shaking
her head. "You need more practice
managing your free time, folks!"

"Crossroads on the Hero's Journey"
Your prompts inspired the free-verse poem "Crossroads on the Hero's Journey." Magical realms have a meeting point.
35 lines, Buy It Now = $15

"How Much Love We Put in That Action"
Tolli and Simon put Shiv's needs ahead of their own, which throws Shiv into a major meltdown.
912 lines, Buy It Now = $456

Shiv was setting up tables
when Tolli and Simon came in.

He had learned that he was
actually rather good at this:
his ability let him sense when
the silverware was lined up or not.

"Not the Opposite of Life"
A backchannel prompt from inspired the free-verse poem "Not the Opposite of Life." When the winter migration brings new whales south, Steel gets into a nasty fight about religion.
480 lines, Buy It Now = $240

Aquariana was fascinated
by the movements of whales.

Most of the great whales migrated
toward the poles in summer and
toward the equator in winter, except
for a few species that stayed primarily
in colder or warmer water all the time

"The Perfection That Eludes Us"

In "The Perfection That Eludes Us," Shannalyn defends her son Eric against kidnappers from another realm.
361 lines, Buy It Now = $181
Shannalyn hiked through the woods in
the Norfork Shoals State Park, heading for
the archery field to do a lesson for new members
of the Ozarcane Live-Action Role-Playing Association.

"The Shadows on the Wall"
Your history prompt inspired the free-verse poem "The Shadows on the Wall." In summer school, the children of Monster House learn history through maskmaking and playwriting. Then at night, they get different lessons from the shadowfolk.
69 lines, Buy It Now = $35

It's July, and the kids
have both signed up for
Masks of the Past, a program
that teaches theatrical arts
and history together

"The Ramifications of That State of Mind"
Your prompt inspired a sequel, "The Ramifications of That State of Mind." Raymond and Gideon examine their situation and make some preliminary plans.
352 lines, Buy It Now = $176
Available for posting after "Cruel Intentions and Difficult Truths" has been sponsored and published.
In the interests of avoiding
any further weirdness, Gideon
replaced their chalk symbols with
fresh ones drawn in ink on skin.

"The Reality of Cruelty"
These inspired the free-verse poem "The Reality of Cruelty." Ansel and Turq meet some new centaurs and find out more details about the mad science going on, this time with disturbing ethnic overtones.
WARNING: Includes very touchy topics in African-American, Jewish, and Vietnamese groups.
486 lines, Buy It Now = $243
The front camp held dozens of
support personnel busily organizing
tools and supplies after the raid.

Centaurs and a few other victims
milled around on the green grass,
blinking in the unfamiliar sunshine.

"Unseen, the Yellow Woods"
A couple of Dreamdwidth prompts inspired the free-verse poem "Unseen, the Yellow Woods." We don't necessarily see the opportunities all around us.
26 lines, Buy It Now = $15

These three poems form a set:

"Cut With Our Own Dust"
Shiv crosses paths with Stalwart Stan and Antimatter, and carries through a plan he made back in prison. This is a terrible idea.
294 lines, Buy It Now = $147
Lawrence enjoyed patrolling
the Gene Leahy Mall with Stan,
even on a raw spring day when
the damp breeze whipped his hair in
his face and chilled the back of his neck.

"How We Correct Them"
Realizing he fucked up, Shiv calls Rosie for advice.
394 lines, Buy It Now = $197
Available for publication after "Cut With Our Own Dust" has been sponsored and posted.
"I fucked up, Rosie,
I really really fucked up
this time," Shiv said, clutching
his phone in a sweaty hand.
"I don't know what to do."

"The Courage to Admit Them"
Shiv goes to speak with Stan and Lawrence after their encounter.
137 lines, Buy It Now = $69
Available for publication after "Cut With Our Own Dust" and "How We Correct Them" have been sponsored and posted.
Shiv slunk through the Gene Leahy Mall,
looking for the orange Serenity bench where
he had agreed to meet Stan and Lawrence.

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This month's theme was "Alternate Realities." I wrote from 1:30 PM to 5:30 AM, so about 14 hours allowing for breaks. I wrote 10 poems on Tuesday and another 10 later.

Participation was a little lower, with 17 comments on LiveJournal and another 54 on Dreamwidth. A total of 22 people sent prompts. Please welcome new prompters Hikaru and [personal profile] louisadkins, whom you have to thank for the second freebie, "Holiday in Handcuffs."

Read Some Poetry!
The following poems from the December 4, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl have been posted:
"The American Dream"
"Batting Around"
"Cruel Intentions and Difficult Truths"
"The Heart to Rejoice"
"Life in the Quicktime"
"Passing Around"
"Stick Like Glue"

"Always Carry Your Goodness" (Polychrome Heroics: Fortressa, November 6, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl) (linkback perk)
"Whatever You Seek" (Polychrome Heroics: Shiv, November 6, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl) (free epic)
"Holiday in Handcuffs" (Polychrome Heroics: Shiv, July 3, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl) (second freebie)

Buy some poetry!
If you plan to sponsor some poetry but haven't made up your mind yet, see the unsold poetry list from December 4. That includes the title, length, price, and the original thumbnail description for the poems still available.

I have posted all the poems sponsored during the fishbowl. Donors this time include [personal profile] satsuma, [personal profile] fuzzyred, [personal profile] ng_moonmoth, Sarah Elkins, [personal profile] janetmiles, Anthony & Shirley Barrette. Please welcome new donor Sarah Elkins, whom you have to thank for the second freebie. Per the $200 goal, "Whatever You Seek" is the free epic. Per the $250 goal, that's three tallies toward a bonus fishbowl, which will happen in mid-January.

The Poetry Fishbowl project also has a permanent landing page.


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