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Monday Update 4-25-11

These are some posts from the later part of last week, in case you missed them:
New Crowdfunding Project: "Caladon Falls"
Earth Day Activities
Friday Plant Workshop
Poem: "Gaia, ScD"
Bullying Linked to Other Problems
Yardening at Fieldhaven

These posts all relate to Torn World activity:
Sunday Fic Meme: "The Green Speech"
Torn World Story Progress: "The Green Speech" is drafted
Vote for "Monster Teeth and Art Glass"
Torn World: New Bit Characters
Poem: "The Sugar Mouse"

I don't usually echo links to Monday or Tuesday posts.  However, this one on "Writing Asexuals in Sex Scenes" has racked up 92 comments thus far.  I'd like to thank you all for this thoughtful and congenial discussion of a delicate topic; I think this has raised awareness of asexuality as an orientation and how to handle it respectfully in fiction.  Likewise popular is the Dreamwidth post that inspired mine, which has 96 comments.  I've been talking about a story that features an asexual character; "The Green Speech" is now drafted, and includes the no-gender character Omorth and its Trefoil Dance partners Darthein and Tremarda as they seek research assistance from Unafari.

The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, May 3 with a theme of "folk tales."  I'll post a separate reminder tomorrow.

"Rabbit Season," a Monster House poem about Easter, has two new verses for you to read.  The epic poem "A Periodic Table of Elementals" is ahead of production.  A call for sponsors of "Igor's Creature" has attracted no response.

Torn World writing update: 
Approved as canon: "One-Tick Literature."  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Time," "Clouds in the Morning," "The Ties We Twine," (fiction) and "Steam Power," "Cage of Hope" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board at Torn World: "Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal," "On the Rocks," "Forbidden Love," "Scars of Stone," "Lookbacks," (fiction).  Drafted: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands," "Like Ash Before the Wind," "Without Fail," "The Green Speech" (fiction) and "The Hearsay Cafe," "The Colors of the Rainbow" (poetry).  In revision at home: "Water Dance."  Currently writing: "From Dark to Bright," "Raining Kittens" (fiction).

You can see that I'm getting a substantial number of yard projects done.  It's less than it may sound like, because I can only work for a few minutes at a time before my body conks out.  But it does add up.  I'm making good progress putting out native wildflowers and grasses this year.  A week of rain is making the yard lunge toward jungle status again.  (The mower is tuned up and ready to go, but requires dry yard to work on.)  Lots of flowers are blooming.
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