October 12th, 2014

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Poem: "We're All Mad"

This poem came out of the October 7, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] alexseanchai.  It also fills the "love without hope" square on my 9-1-14 card for the [community profile] ladiesbingo  fest.  This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette.  It belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.

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Watch an excerpt of "Seder Masochism" by Nina Paley

Nina Paley is working on a new animated movie, Seder Masochism, and has posted a clip from it.  This is gorgeously macabre, with a vivid adaptation of Egyptian artistic motifs.  Watch for subtle details like the way bodies become partially then wholly skeletal as the Shadow of Death engulfs them.  Like her earlier movie Sita Sings the Blues, this one is crowdfunded rather than conventionally published, so there's a donation link under the clip if you want to support something more distinctive than Mr. Macho Blows Shit Up Part IX.
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Poll: Series for Half-Price Poetry Sale

The October 7, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl reached its $300 goal, so there will be a half-price sale in once series from Oct. 20-26.  Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll.  I will keep it open until at least Monday midday.  If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it.  Otherwise I may leave it open a bit longer.


Choose which series should get the half-price sale.  The following options have multiple poems available:

Polychrome Heroics
Superhero fantasy, multiple storylines about living with extraordinary abilities and making the world a better place.
18 poems, was $2072, sale $1036

Schrodinger's Heroes
Quantum science fiction, multiple storylines about saving the world from alternate dimensions and living in diversity.
8 poems, was $410.50, sale $205.25

Poll #1985216 Series for October 2014 Half-Price Poetry Sale
This poll is closed.

Which series should get the half-price sale?

Polychrome Heroics
7(77.8%)
Schrodinger's Heroes
2(22.2%)




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Poem: "A Matter of Breeding"

This poem is spillover from the October 7, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by prompts from rix_scaedu and Anthony Barrette.  It also fills the "introspection" square in my 9-1-14 card for the Genprompt Bingo fest.  This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette.  It belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.

WARNING: This poem discusses eugenics in British and Nazi history.  While the verses are not graphic, some of the links are, and the implications run deep.  Sensitive readers may wish to skip it.

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