February 2nd, 2015


Shouting Names

 [personal profile] jewelfox has this snippet about transsexuals and names.  

When everyone else is politicizing something, it can seem like you are too, even if you're not.  Me, unless I say so, usually I'm not.  I've been writing about asexual and trans and what-all-else characters for decades.  Very rarely is the story about their sex stuff.  I've done a few, sure, but mostly I write background parity or else they're off having the same kind of adventures as any other main character.  Politics?  *shrug*  I write values.  One of those is how everybody deserves to have people like them in stories.  And every so often, I find a new "thing" that is currently attracting attention.  Far more often than not, I turn out to have written about it already decades ago.

Monday Update 2-2-15

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Read "Marshmallow Hearts" by Dialecticdreamer
Writing, Money, and Skill
Character: Ilyana Cherenkov
Quick Greek Chicken
SF Generators
Valentine's Day Bingo Card
Creative Aces
Heroes and Villains
Moment of Silence: Suzette Haden Elgin and Poem: "Soulsounds"
Poetry Fishbowl Report for Tuesday, January 6
Good News
Clothing as a Handicap

The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, February 3 with a theme of "What makes a wo/man?"  Please drop by then to give me prompts, or watch for the poetry to start appearing.

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Poetry in Microfunding:
"Stretched" is now complete.  Aidan helps Danso with the aftermath of overstraining his superpower.  With no open epics currently, any unsponsored epic is eligible for microfunding.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles"  "Off the Clock" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes," "Broken Hopes," "Brewing Beauty," "Little Paws in the Licenses" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders"  (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).

The weather has been moderate here, with a little snow and some wind.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: sparrows, mourning doves, male and female cardinals, and the squirrel upside down on the hopper feeder. 

Poem: "Sequoia's Children"

Our Imbolc ritual included an opportunity for contract prayers with Greek gods. I asked for a blessing on the profitability of my writing, in exchange for offering up something extra. Here it is.

This poem is spillover from the June 3, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] rosieknight. It also fills the "lost and found" square in my 6-1-14 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo fest. This poem belongs to The Blueshift Troupers project.

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