January 11th, 2016


Poll: Poetry Fishbowl Themes for Early 2016

I have collated the theme suggestions from Dreamwidth and LiveJournal, and now you get to pick your favorites.

Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll.  I will keep it open until at least Tuesday evening.  If the answers are clear then, I'll close it.  If not, I may leave it open a while longer.  I'll use the votes to help decide which themes to use in the fishbowls for early 2016.  Bear in mind that some of the supporters are not on LiveJournal, so not all votes may be visible.


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Monday Update 1-11-6

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
OKCupid Opens Up
Read "Wrestling with Friendship" by Dialecticdreamer
Read "A Sunday Afternoon" by Siliconshaman
Unsold Poems from the January 5, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl
Worldbuilding in Fiction
Fixing Employment

Last week's Poetry Fishbowl went well.  I am done writing for it.  There are still some poems left to post.

The poll is open to decide themes for fishbowls in early 2016.  The poll for the free epic is currently tied, so more votes would help.  The poll for the bonus fishbowl series is also open.

The Rose & Bay Awards are now open for nominations of excellent crowdfunded projects active during 2015 in the following categories.  Please come propose your favorite projects for recognition.  All categories need more activity, but especially Art and Other Project.
Art (0 nominees)
Fiction (3 nominees)
Poetry (2 nominees)
Webcomic (3 nominees)
Other Project (1 nominee)
Patron (3 nominees)

Poetry in Microfunding:
"Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Cheersquad helps a lot of people.  "Like a Shag on a Rock" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  The Spectrum are not doing well in Australia.  "The Bricolage of Banished Lives" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  It features Ilyana Cherenkov and Blue Blaze.

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).

The weather has been variable.  Seen at the bird feeders this week: sparrows, cardinals, and a downy woodpecker on the suet feeder. 

Bonus Fishbowl: "The Moon Door"

Based on an audience poll, there will be a bonus fishbowl on Tuesday, January 19 featuring the Moon Door series.  I am especially hoping that my fans with chronic health problems will chip in prompts for this series.

The Moon Door

An exploration of lycanthropy as a chronic disease which can replace other chronic diseases, and how people decide whether or not that's a trade up for them.

Poem: "The Exercise of Ingenuity"

This poem came out of the January 5, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from LJ user Ng_moonmoth. It also fills the "gizmos and gadgets" square in my 1-1-16 card for the Spies, Secret Agents, and Noir Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Antimatter & Stalwart Stan thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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Hart's Farm

Poem: "Hygge"

This poem came out of the December 1, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] alexseanchai, [personal profile] dialecticdreamer, and [personal profile] eseme. It also fills the "stranded" square in my 11-3-15 card for the Disaster Bingo fest, the "inventive" square in my 12-1-15 card for the Defining Character Bingo fest, the "huddle for warmth" square in my 10-1-15 card for the [community profile] trope_bingo fest, and the "orgasm" square in my 10-2-15 card for the [community profile] ladiesbingo fest. This poem has been selected as the free perk for the January 5, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl meeting its $200 goal. It belongs to the series Hart's Farm.

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