September 7th, 2012


Analyzing White Characters

 ... that wouldn't work as people of color.  Fascinating.

I've got one.  Chris in Schrodinger's Heroes  only works as a good ol' boy because he's white, and as such, he makes a terrific contrast to the very mixed remainder of the cast and also to his obnoxious relatives.  Now granted, I set things up that way after  I rolled his ethnicity and gender, because I saw how useful that would be.  But it still plays into the characterization far more than usual.

Poetry Fishbowl Update

The Poetry Fishbowl has made $394 so far.  If another $6 comes in today to reach $400, I will post another free epic. Auxiliary goal met!  Woohoo!

All of the standard perks are activated: $200 (free epic poem), $250 (tally toward a bonus fishbowl), and $300 (half-price sale).  This is the third tally, so there will be a bonus fishbowl later this month.  That moves the half-price sale to next month.

The general fund currently contains $41.25 and you'll get to choose which of the available epics you'd like to open.  I'm throwing in "Strike Twice" (Path of the Paladins) as an option since it just unlocked.

The linkback perk poem "Alone in the Bee-Loud Glade" is still open.  You can now reveal verses by linking to this list of unsold poetry.

Thank you all so much!  You are solid gourmet chocolate WIN wrapped in pure gold foil.

Poem: "Strike Twice"

This poem came out of the September 14, 2011 mid-month fishbowl.  It was inspired by prompts from aldersprig, minor_architect, laffingkat, and the_vulture.  It belongs to the series Path of the Paladins, which you can explore further via the Serial Poetry page.  If you're not already familiar with Johan's adventures, back up to read "Stained," "Will Not," "The Garden of Shards," "Storm Wrack," "Uneasy Things," and "Fraying Bonds" first.  Otherwise this episode won't make nearly as much sense; that's why I held it back until other dots were connected.

This microfunded poem is being posted one verse at a time, as donations come in to cover them. The rate is $.50/line, so $5 will reveal 10 new lines, and so forth. There is a permanent donation button on my profile page, or you can contact me for other arrangements. You can also ask me about the number of lines per verse, if you want to fund a certain number of verses
So far sponsors include: the_vulture, general fund, ravan

194 lines, Buy It Now = $97
Amount donated = $96.25
Verses posted = 35 of 37

Amount remaining to fund fully = $.75
Amount needed to fund next verse = $.25
Amount needed to fund the verse after that = $.50

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