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Poetry Fishbowl Report for July 8, 2008 - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Poetry Fishbowl Report for July 8, 2008
Yesterday's Poetry Fishbowl got off to a good start, with lively participation and engaging ideas. At about 6:30 PM it ran smack into a wall when the power went out. (That returned in the wee hours of the morning, after we'd gone to bed.) *headdesk*

I wrote 12 poems, including "Out of Sight, Into Mind" which I was working on when the power went out. Fortunately I had heeded my instincts and shut down the system about 20 seconds before the blackout, so I was able to finish composing the poem by hand. Of these, I posted one, "Older Princes Still." There were 29 comments on the main fishbowl thread, including mine; plus another comment for "Older Princes Still." 12 people sent prompts, some verbal, others photographic.

Donors this time were minor_architect, dianavilliers, and cimeara. "The Beaches of Kaikoura" has been sponsored by dianavilliers and will appear presently. I also need to tally the general donations and post a poll for which poem(s) those will sponsor, and make a perk post for the donors. Today was already booked for various activities so I won't have as much time online as usual. I'll get to this stuff as soon as I can.

It does look like the improvements to the fishbowl program are helping. This was definitely more active than last month, even with the blackout. Many of the poems were combinations of different people's prompts, though a few were solitaires. Thank you all for your enthusiasm and support.

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arielstarshadow From: arielstarshadow Date: July 9th, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Drat! I missed it! ARGH
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: July 10th, 2008 02:19 am (UTC) (Link)
There will be another fishbowl next month. Meanwhile you can read the posted poems from this one, watch for the general donation poll -- or even chip in a donation for a poem that sounds nifty.

Edited at 2008-07-10 02:19 am (UTC)
From: minor_architect Date: July 9th, 2008 04:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
It does look like the improvements to the fishbowl program are helping. This was definitely more active than last month, even with the blackout.

Hurrah! I'm so glad everyone's suggestions seem to be working out. Your power outage due to the heavy storm kinda sucked but at least it was in keeping with this month's theme! :D
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: July 10th, 2008 02:21 am (UTC) (Link)
I think the suggestions are working. The storm definitely impacted the data, though, so it's hard to tell for sure.

Thematic interference. Bah.

I am grateful that we didn't get much damage here, just a few twigs torn down. In Charleston there are trees snapped off at the base of the trunks again, and limbs everywhere -- a couple streets blocked completely by fallen trees. These windwalls are devastating.
haikujaguar From: haikujaguar Date: July 9th, 2008 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh! I'm so glad things went well with the new system. :)
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