March 2nd, 2015


Pi(e) Bingo Card 3-2-15

This is my card for the Pi(e) Fest.  It's all about the food and the funny number that begins 3.14...

I'm hoping to attract some new readers through this fest. People are starting to show interest in specific prompts. If you'd like to sponsor a particular square, especially if you have an idea for what character, series, or situation it would fit -- talk to me and we'll work something out. I may still post some of the fills for free, because I'm using this to attract new readers; but if it brings in money, that means I can do more of it. That's part of why I'm crossing some of the bingo prompts with other projects, such as the Poetry Fishbowl. Any other ideas for monetizing this? Let me know.  See all my 2015 bingo cards.

Underlined prompts have been filled.

Pi(e) Bingo Card

Dream Pi(e)Humble Pi(e)A Finger in Every Pi(e)American as
Apple Pi(e)
Easy as Pi(e)
Cutie Pi(e)“Pi(e)-ku” poetry contest? (Think Haiku.)That's my Pi(e)Pi(e) EyedPi(e) means Thanksgiving and Christmas and picnics.
“Come to the nerd side we have Pi(e)”Pi(e) in the SkyImage and video hosting by TinyPicMissing Pi(e)Blue Ribbon Pi(e)
Let them eat Pi(e).Georgie Porgie, pudding and  pi(e) Pi(e) PlatePi(e) ThiefThat is not Pi(e)!
The Pi(e) CheerPi(e) a gift from the Gods.Pi(e) ThrowingThat person really knows their pi(e)."Shut your
pi(e) hole."


Love Has No Labels

I was charmed by this display of kissing skeletons.  Regrettably I couldn't find the video on the Love Has No Labels website, but they have other cool stuff there.  I am particularly pleased to see that the demonstration included a wide range of prejudices to be set up and knocked down.  I'm also delighted that they highlighted different kinds  of love, including at least two different pairs of best friends.

In Terramagne, people do this kind of thing a lot, adding "Love has no power differential" for the soup/nary couples.

Monday Update 3-2-15

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Strange Dragons
Learning by Osmosis
Asexuals in Entertainment
Moment of Silence: Leonard Nimoy
Proton Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, March 3 with a theme of "Surviving the Worst."  Please drop by then and leave me some prompts.

Poetry in Microfunding:
"Often Buried Deep" belongs to the series An Army of One.  It follows Astin on the trader's loop.  "Settled" is the third piece of the Polychrome Heroics triptych about the fight at SPOON, taking place the next morning as Aidan and Hannah help Danso cope with what happened.

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," "Raising the Future"  (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).

It has snowed thoroughly here.  Everything is still under a blanket of white, very sparkly in the sun now.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: sparrows, male and female cardinals, lots of mourning doves, and just this morning a squirrel hanging upside-down on the hopper.  Also I've seen a rabbit scrounging for dropped seeds underneath.  The wildlife comes out more when their other food is covered.

Poetry Fishbowl Report for February 3, 2015

The theme this month was "What makes a wo/man?"  I worked from 12:30 PM to 6 AM, so about 15 hours 30 minutes allowing for breaks.  I wrote 11 poems on Tuesday and 13 later, with a nice mix of lengths. 

We had brisk participation this month, with 46 comments on LJ and 56 on DW.  A total of 22 people sent prompts, all of them returning prompters.

Read Some Poetry!
The following poems from the January 6, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl have been posted:
"The Baghdad Debacle"
"Beth Marks"
"Cutting Through the Tape"
"Every Color of the Rainbow"
"Fragmented and Disconnected"
"A Man Is Not Complete"
"The Spirit's Wings"
"Star Deity"
"Taking Refuge in the Triple Gem"
"Too Expensive to Ship Back"
"What the Words Would Have Been"

"The Friendship Bench" (Polychrome Heroics, 1/15/15, outside prompt calls)
"Shaken" (Polychrome Heroics, 1/6/15 fishbowl)

Buy some poetry!
If you plan to sponsor some poetry but haven't made up your mind yet, watch for the unsold poetry list from February 3.  That will include the title, length, price, and the original thumbnail description for the poems still available.

Currently sponsored poems from the February 3 fishbowl have been posted.  Prompters have their backchannel copies.  Per the $200 goal, "Shaken" was the free epic.  Per the $250 goal, that's one tally toward a bonus fishbowl.  Per the $300 goal, the bonus material is "Meet the Floppits."

The donor post has not yet been written.  This month's donors included Stephen Laird, DW user Lynnoconnacht, DW user Dialecticdreamer, janetmiles, Anthony and Shirley Barrette.  There were no new donors.

The Poetry Fishbowl project also has a permanent landing page.