April 14th, 2015


Shakespeare in Original Pronunciation

Here, courtesy of the Open University, is a sample of Shakespeare in the original pronunciation with detailed attention to puns and other features that work in the original but not in the contemporary. 

Education wants to be free.  :D  I have to admit, I'm not a big fan of Shakespeare but I'd be more inclined to listen like this.  I had a couple of teachers who were and they were worth listening just because they had so much fun with it -- including things like this, reading the original language and pointing out subtleties.

Half-Price Sale in Polychrome Heroics

Based on an audience poll, there will be a half-price sale in Polychrome Heroics from April 20-26.  

Due to the massive backlog in this series, the quarter-price option will be available for anyone spending $100 or more.  That means you get half off the SALE price, or more precisely, twice the amount of poetry for the money you spend.  :D  Yes, I can afford it, get this stuff off of my desk.

New Page: Aquariana

For those of you following my Polychrome Heroics series, the first of the storyline guide pages is up, for Aquariana.  Individual poem entries have a summary and character lists added now.  Read from the top of the page down, and the poems should appear in series chronological order.  You-all can help by checking to see if 1) all the Aquariana poems are listed, 2) the order makes sense, and 3) we didn't mess up or leave out anything else.

Special thanks to my volunteer editors [personal profile] lynnoconnacht and [personal profile] stardreamer for their extensive assistance in sorting out the storylines of what is, in essence, the entire contents of a comic book publisher pressed flat into poetry.

Followup General Fund Poll for April 7, 2015 Fishbowl

Based on the first poll, the open epic "Settled" has been completed. That leaves $31 in the general fund.  Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll.  I'll leave it open until at least Wednesday night.  If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it.  Otherwise I may leave it open a little longer.

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