November 25th, 2016

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Poll: Collections in Polychrome Heroics

We're coming up on the year-end perks.  Several folks have asked me, through the year, about collections of the threads in Polychrome Heroics.  I don't have any yet.  (I do have a whole stack of other series collections.)  However, DW user Callibr8 has graciously volunteered to help me compile collections.  So I'm going to list the threads and solicit audience interest.



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Poll: Collections in Polychrome Heroics Part 2

LiveJournal ate one of the questions in the main poll, so I'm putting Aquariana here.

Poll #2058454 Collections in Polychrome Heroics Part 2

How interested are you in Aquariana?

Mean: 7.20 Median: 8 Std. Dev 2.23
1
0(0.0%)
2
1(10.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
1(10.0%)
6
1(10.0%)
7
1(10.0%)
8
3(30.0%)
9
2(20.0%)
10
1(10.0%)
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Welcome to Winterfaire 2016

The Winterfaire spreads out as far as the eye can see. Some booths show streamers of red and green, while others sport blue and silver. All of them offer treasure after shining treasure. Music fills the air with lyrics of Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Solstice, and Yule. From the Wordsmith's Forge comes the bright chiming of words being hammered into literature. Delicious scents of hot chocolate, spiced cider, peppermint, baking cookies, and gingerbread tantalize the appetite. Smiling, laughing shoppers amble from booth to booth with lists in hand. Vendors grin back, calling out, "Come try, come buy...!"

I know a lot of artists, writers, musicians, crafters, and other talented folks who make some of their living from their creative endeavors. I don't always have the money to support them as much as I'd like, but what I can do is set up a virtual faire where vendors can offer their wares to an audience that likes crafts, literature, and small businesses. For those of you doing your holiday shopping, here's an opportunity to buy something made with love, something unusual or unique, in a way that helps make it possible for creative people to go on creating wonders. And there will be no traffic jams, stampedes, or gunfights at the Winterfaire! Enjoy the seasonal offerings on Dreamwidth.



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Poem: "Picking Up the Litter"

This is the linkback perk for Winterfaire 2016, so you can reveal verses by participating in that project.  It came out of the July 5, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by a prompt from rix_scaedu.  This poem belongs to the Berettaflies thread of the Polychrome Heroics series. All 31 verses have been posted.

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Poem: "The Law of Life"

This poem is spillover from the April 5, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] technoshaman and paantha. It also fills the "bruiser with a soft center" square in my 4-1-16 card for the Archetypal Characters fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] technoshaman and daisiesrockalot. It belongs to the Shiv thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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Poem: "Good-for-Nothing Thoughts"

This poem came out of the June 2016 [community profile] crowdfunding Creative Jam. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] technoshaman and [personal profile] dialecticdreamer. It also fills the "self-sabotage" square in my 11-3-15 card for the Disaster Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] technoshaman and ng_moonmoth. It belongs to the Shiv thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

WARNING: The inside of Shiv's head is a horrible place. Highlight to read the more detailed warnings, some of which are spoilers. Shiv has been told he's a fuckup and everything is his fault so often that it twists his thinking. He feels like he can never get ahead and everyone is out to get him. The poem features distorted thought patterns, self-blame, self-hate, self-sabotage, terrible self-talk, misinterpretation of other people's actions, flashbacks, a noisy argument that scares the crap out of Shiv, a trek to the Safety Office that he really doesn't want to deal with, fatalism, Emotionally Complex Response, and other mayhem. If these are touchy topics for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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