November 12th, 2012


Poem: "Behind a Great Woman"

This poem came out of the November 6, 2012 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was prompted by janetmiles.  It was selected in an audience poll for sponsorship out of the general fund.  This poem belongs to The Steamsmith series, which you can explore further via the Serial Poetry page.

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: general fund, technoshaman

141 lines, Buy It Now = $141
Amount donated = $25.50
Verses posted = 4 of 27

Amount remaining to fund fully = $115.50
Amount needed to fund next verse = $2.50
Amount needed to fund the verse after that = $4

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Monday Update 11-12-12

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Poetry Fishbowl Report for November 6, 2012
Poetry Challenge Update
Fanon vs. Headcanon
Read "Hal's Nightmare" by Thesilentpoet
Read "All Politics Is Local" by Primeideal
Watch "Wreck It Ralph"
Read "The Shirt Off Her Back" by Primeideal
Read "A Nap Under the Stars"

There will be a Holiday Poetry Sale from December 17-21.  Poetry from December 2011-November 2012 will be half price.  Please plan your budgets accordingly.  You might want to check the donor perks listed on the landing page to see where you're at in relation to the poetry collections, because those deal with different levels of k-fan contribution.  If you're close to a threshold that you want, the Holiday Poetry Sale is a good opportunity to catch up.

Poetry in Microfunding:
"Within the Wolf's Jaws" belongs to The Asgard Eddas. Read about some starfarers and their interrupted journey.  There are four new verses; explore the friendship between Tyrssen and Darkamber.  "Behind a Great Woman" belongs to The Steamsmith.  Maryam goes to a fancy garden party.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal," (fiction) "The Urge to Fly" "Autumn Gathering," (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Breaking the Ice," (fiction), "Patterns in the Grass" (poetry). Currently in front of the canon board: "Beached Fish" (fiction),  "Breeding the Perfect Fighter," "The Charity Wall," "Flying in the Wind" (poetry), "Ghost Bat" "Half-Leg," (nonfiction).  Drafted: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands," "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" "The Museum of Mortality" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Publishers in the Empire" (nonfiction).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes" (fiction),  "The Smallest Invaders" (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "Winterheart" "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).

The weather here has been variable, sometimes pleasant and other times chilly.  We had a lovely day on Saturday when we went out shopping and picked up a few DVDs to celebrate the fishbowl doing so well.  The downy woodpeckers have discovered that the birdfeeders are full.  I've seen them a few times over the last week, along with flocks of sparrows, some dark-eyed juncoes, and several bluejays.

Update from Kajones_writing

November features the Fae World collection.  There's a post about new traffic on the site.  The advent story poll is currently tied, so if you haven't voted yet, please do so.  There are sample bingo cards based on general concepts ('new character," "alternate universe," etc.) and there will be more detailed cards as more prompts come in.  Plans for these cards are here.  Visit kajoneswriting on DeviantArt.

Fiction: "The Fae World: Aeron: Creating the Dragons" delves into the ethics of making a new sentient race; very creepy.  "The Fae World: Adrian: The Coffee Shop" features a meeting of halfbloods.  "The Fae World: Aidalis: Travelling to Earth" is about merfolk settling on Earth.  "The Fae World: Willow: Travelling to Earth" shares Willow's thoughts on her decision to move to Earth with as many of her people as would come.  "The Fae World: Liesel: The Griffins' Choice" introduces several families of griffins and how the loss of magic has harmed them.  "The World Walkers: Oonagh: A Pregnant Pot" is a delightfully weird story about life clay.  I prompted this one based on a favorite Middle Eastern tale, and I just love how it came out.