May 3rd, 2012

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Diverse Families in Nature

For those idiots who think that only one male/one female relationships are "natural" here are some examples of diverse relationships in the animal kingdom.  Science fiction writers may also find these, and other such examples, useful in constructing alien species.  I get a lot of my ideas from science and nature.  It makes for aliens who are nothing like humans in furry (or scaly, or whatever) suits.
Karavai

Read "Fish of the North"

I've written some nonfiction for Torn World about notable fish in the North.  Some of these have already been mentioned in stories.  There are analogs of Terran fish (trout, salmon, etc.) and some that are unique to Torn World (glacier pike, other-fish).  It begins with "Fish of the North: Overview" and continues with "Fish of the North: Whiskerfish."  More will be forthcoming.
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Poem: "Signs Along the Way"

This poem came out of the August 3, 2011 fishbowl continuation.  It was prompted by eseme.  It has been posted as the linkback perk for the May 1, 2012 Poetry Fishbowl.  This poem belongs to the series Sort Of Heroes, and you can read more about that on the Serial Poetry page.

So far there are 16 of 17 verses posted.  You can reveal more verses by linking to the unsold poetry list or a specific poem that you like.


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