August 17th, 2015


Half-Price Sale: Polychrome Heroics

This week, the poetry of Polychrome Heroics is on sale for half price from Monday, August 17 through Sunday, August 23.  This series is superhero fantasy.  It features themes of heroism, coming of age, diversity, identity kink, family of choice, friendship, and cultural engineering.  Sale prices range from $5 to $202.50, so hopefully there will be something for everyone.  The only open epic right now is in Frankenstein's Family, so there is room to open a new epic for microfunding in Polychrome Heroics if you wish to do so.  We're full on open epics for now!  But if you only have a little pocket money, you can contribute to any of the ones in microfunding.

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Monday Update 8-17-15

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Read "Untangling Knots" by Dialecticdreamer
Impossible Colors
Mocking Superhera Costume
Read about "Mating Flight" by Bard Bloom
Learning from Games

The Crowdfunding Creative Jam was this past weekend. I wrote four poems, of which one has been posted as the freebie.

This week there is a half-price sale in Polychrome Heroics. Prices start at $5 so come check it out!

Poetry in Microfunding:
"These Tiny Little Steps" belongs to Frankenstein's Family.  Victor is a determined father, a good doctor, and a terrible patient.  "That Basic, Wrenching Emotion" is now complete.  See how Danso deals with the fallout of Amada's breakup.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "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" "Beach Pies" "Unsolid Ground" "Riding from the Rescue" "To Ride Death" (poetry), "Rammer" (nonfiction).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).

Weather here has been warm and moist.  Sweet alyssum, torenia, blue lobelia, petunias, million bells, portulaca, ice flowers, clover, shasta daisies, echinacea, yellow coneflower, Queen Anne's lace, and naked ladies are blooming. 

Poem: "With Your Brain and Your Resourcefulness"

This poem is spillover from the July 21, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by prompts from lone_cat, DW users Shiori_makiba, and Stardreamer.  It also fills the "seduction" square in my 5-18-15 card for the Origfic Bingo fest and the "kidnapping" square in my 11-25-14 card for the Hurt/Comfort Bingo fest.  This poem belongs to Antimatter & Stalwart Stan thread of the series Polychrome Heroics.

WARNING: This poem contains some intense content that may make some readers uncomfortable.  Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It contains underage sexualized behavior, hints of past sexual abuse, a seduction attempt on individuals in a committed relationship and across their orientational boundaries, nonconsensual kidnapping and bondage, nonconsensual touching over clothes, some seriously fucked-up headspace, shapeshifting into non-mammalian form, goo, vulgar language, Stan not knowing his own social strength again, and other challenges. On the bright side, there's terrific use of logic under stress, relationship loyalty, modeling appropriate boundaries, and trying to solve problems without getting anyone hurt.  If these are sensitive topics for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before deciding whether to click through.

This microfunded poem is being posted one verse at a time, as donations come in to cover them.  It is on sale, making the rate $.25/line, so $5 will reveal 20 new lines, and so forth. There is a permanent donation button on my profile page, or you can contact me for other arrangements. You can also ask me about the number of lines per verse, if you want to fund a certain number of verses.  So far sponsors include: lone_cat, janetmiles, Anthony & Shirley Barrette

478 lines, Buy It Now = $119.50
Amount donated = $83.50
Verses posted = 93 of 140

Amount remaining to fund fully = $36
Amount needed to fund next verse = $1
Amount needed to fund the verse after that = $.50

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