April 20th, 2014

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The Physics of Consciousness

This article suggests that consciousness is a state of matter.  Well, yes.  It's kind of like how little whizzing bits of energy get together and pretend to be solid.  But consciousness is also a lot more fractal and holographic than most people realize.  It's not indivisible.  Parts of it can be lost and other parts still function, or conversely, parts can be lost but then regained from unexpected angles.
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Poem: "An Unexpected Connection"

This poem is spillover from the April 1, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] chanter_greenie. It also fills the "hands" square on my 3-30-14 card for the [community profile] cottoncandy_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.

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Half-Price Poetry Sale: Polychrome Heroics

Today is the last day of the half-price sale in the series Polychrome Heroics.  Links have been added for recently posted poems.  I still have one more sponsored poem to post later today.  There are lots of poems left if you're still shopping.  Some are epics but there are plenty of shorter ones starting at $2.50.
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Poem: "Power Play"

This poem is spillover from the March 18, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by a prompt from siliconshaman.  It also fills the "sports and games" square on my 1-31-14 card for the Origfic Bingo fest.  This poem has been sponsored by lb_lee.  It belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.



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Poem: "Eat Me, Drink Me"

This is the freebie for the April 2014 crowdfunding Creative Jam.  It was inspired by a prompt from ellenmillion.


Eat Me, Drink Me


We are what we eat.

Is it any wonder, then,
that we imagine ourselves
changing in response to that?

Drink this to shrink small,
eat this to grow tall --
it's never that simple,
but we dream of it anyway.

What is the taste of diminishment?
What is the flavor of expansion?

The mad tea party is all about
moving without changing.

The caterpillar's smoke is all about
changing without moving.

The real mystery is this:
you don't need a rabbit hole because
every body is wonderland.

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Notes:

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a famous fantasy novel.  It features a potion labeled "Drink Me" and a cake labeled "Eat Me."  Other ingestibles in Wonderland may have strange effects too, and the whole story is very much about self-perception and transformation.  These often inspire decoration for baked goods or other treats.

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Poem: "The Hercules Complex"

This poem is spillover from the March 18, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] janetmiles. It also fills the "wishing" square on my 11-26-13 card for the [community profile] origfic_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by LiveJournal user Lb_lee. It belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.

WARNING: This poem mentions some weird forms of self-harm and gruesome situations, inspired by superhero origin stories.

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