October 31st, 2011

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Asexual Awareness Week Wrapup

Asexual Awareness Week in 2011 ran October 23-29. As part of this, I posted four batches of material from various projects. My opening post gave an overview of the activity and its importance, and mentioned several of my ace characters with links to relevant material.

1) "Nonsexual Intimacies" is a 5-part nonfiction article about small and large ways people interact closely without necessarily involving sex/romance. This may offer insights on personal relationships, and it's also a handy reference for writers. Originally posted in The Wordsmith's Forge (on LiveJournal and on Dreamwidth) and [community profile] asexuality.
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

2) Schrodinger's Heroes is an apocryphal television show about quantum physics and saving the world from hostile dimensions. (You'll find it helpful to browse the menu post, which introduces the show and its characters.) In the poem "The Alpha Vector," Alex (who often appears as ace in fanfic) and Ash (who is canonically ace) visit a dimension where asexuality is the norm. this poem originally appeared in The Wordsmith's Forge (on LiveJournal and on Dreamwidth) and in [community profile] asexual_fandom.

3) Schrodinger's Heroes blends well with any other fandom, because it canonically warps reality and connects with other dimensions. "French Military Victories" crosses it with Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter. Quinn's former master Jean-Claude wants to land his jet on the Teferact's airstrip; Quinn is reluctant and explains at length why this would be a horrible idea. This story originally appeared in The Wordsmith's Forge (on LiveJournal and on Dreamwidth) .
Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4

4) LOL_Heroes is a branch of Schrodinger's Heroes  fanfic based on LOLcats humor. Several batches of images present Alex's cat Schrodinger (canonically ace, being a neutered male), the white alter evil!Schrodinger, and various other characters in asexual configurations. These images originally appeared in The Wordsmith's Forge on LiveJournal.
Ace!Schrodinger 
Evil!Schrodinger Is Ace Too 
Cake Is For Aces 
Miscellaneous Aces 

If you have enjoyed this promotion of asexual awareness and wish to help support my writing, there is a permanent PayPal button on my LiveJournal profile page for random donations. Please leave a note specifying what it's for: I do pay attention to which topics get audience support, so that I can feature them more often.
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Monday Update 10-31-11

These are some posts from the later part of last week, in case you missed them:
Read "Outcast" by Aldersprig
Crowdfunded Illustration: "Restoration"
Story Available: "Family" by M.C.A. Hogarth
Obscure Punctuation
On the Suet Feeder
Prompts Update from Kajones_writing
Photosynth Chambana

I also observed Asexual Awareness Week with a wide assortment of posts, whose descriptions and links are all gathered in the "Asexual Awareness Week Wrapup" post. They include nonfiction about asexual forms of intimacy, a poem, a piece of fanfic, and LOLcats humor.


The next Poetry Fishbowl is planned for Tuesday, November 1 with a theme of "Humor & Whimsy." Mark your calendar and bring your funny bone. Our net connection is being spitty, so hopefully it will be in working order then.

There are two epic poems in microfunding.  "Will Not" follows Johan as he contemplates the conflicts of his past and present, and has two new verses.  "Igor's Creature" is a mix of horror and science fiction with alarge helping of sociology and a wry twist of humor. 

I've turned in my two articles for the Llewellyn Herbal Almanac.  That's it until one of the editors contacts me about the Spell-a-Day Almanac.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal," "On the Rocks," (fiction).  Back to me for edits: "Catch and Release," (fiction), "Seafoam Fashions," "Hide Away," "Red Glass, Green Glass," "Bitter Herbs" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board:  "Thunder Stones" (poetry), "Dairy Sow" (nonfiction).  Drafted: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands," "Like Ash Before the Wind," "Breaking the Ice," "From Dark to Bright," "Beached Fish," (fiction) and "The Hearsay Cafe," "The Colors of the Rainbow," (poetry).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "The Green Speech," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "The Bones of Need" (fiction).  Currently writing: "Raining Kittens," "Catch of the Day," "Reaching for the Moons" (fiction).

Also the character submissions are caught up so that the CIS entries are uploaded.  I've submitted more bit characters (Brar and Dror, Srena, Yamiga) and I have a complete CIS drafted for Jularei.

This week has been really busy.  Yesterday we went to Champaign and spent time with my parents.  Supper at the Outback Steakhouse was splendid; I love oak-flavored shrimp grilled over live flame.  Weather was drizzly and cold.  At least today it is sunny so we can have a nice bonfire tonight.