June 30th, 2017


Selective Memory Erasure

Yes, this can work.  However, like all other forms of brain or mind alteration, it has some irreducible risks.  One of those is that it's always going to hit some unintended targets, because memory is more holographic than discrete.  The other is that it's going to take a fast five minutes for any mindwipe drug to hit the streets,and then you have two very bad problems: 1) people blowing their brains out with it while trying to self-medicate, and 2) people using it to erase someone else's memories.  0_o

This doesn't mean don't create an extremely precious treatment for PTSD.  Just know what you're getting into.

Friday Yardening

Today we went out erranding.  It's been raining off and on for much of the day.  \o/  Weather is warm and damp at the moment with sun coming out.  I bought some plants, a couple more thymes and a gorgeous purple sedum.  I may go outside presently and try planting those. 

EDIT 6/30/17: I planted a Red Canyon sedum in the purple-and-white garden. It's really pretty, although more of a soft lavender than red.  (There is genuinely red sedum.)  I hope it is as unpalatable to wildlife as the other sedum I have.

Japanese beetles are eating the barrel garden.  >_<  I cannot dust them in wet weather.  This displeases me.

EDIT 6/30/17: I planted two German thymes in the Goddess garden.  That's eight in total, which fills the ring nicely.  \o/

EDIT 6/30/17: I put out more saucers under potted plants.  Then I cut low branches from the forest garden.

It's still warm and damp out.  The sky is partly clear, but with gray and white clouds like long skeins of wool.  The corn is just beginning to tassel and I can smell it faintly on the breeze.  In another day or few it will be heavy and golden in the air.

Poetry Fishbowl Report for June 6, 2017

Our theme this month was "Poke ALL the Bigots in the Eye." I worked from 12 PM to 5:30 AM, so about 14 hours 30 minutes allowing for breaks. I wrote 8 poems on Tuesday and another 11 later on.

Participation was enthusiastic this time, with 23 comments on LiveJournal and 108 on Dreamwidth. Woohoo! :D There were 7 new prompters this time: [personal profile] mirrorofsmoke (Bonny), ZB on Dreamwidth, tC on Dreamwidth, [personal profile] beasts_of_homeworld (including Ray and jackie), [personal profile] djbluejay, and [personal profile] antisocialite_forum.

Read Some Poetry!
The following poems from the June 6, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl have been posted:
"A Branching Path"
"Differently Abled Heroes"
"Grapes of Thorns"
"The Health of the People"
"The Knight of Time"
"The Problem with Pence"
"Some Achieve Madness"
"Without Having to Voice It"

"We Will Fade into You" (standalone, May 2, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl)
"As We Have Created It" (pending)
"The Face of Ruin and Despair" (Officer Pink, April 25, 2017 outside fishbowl)

Buy some poetry!
If you plan to sponsor some poetry but haven't made up your mind yet, see the unsold poetry list for June 6, 2017. That includes the title, length, price, and the original thumbnail description for the poems still available.

Currently sponsored poems poems from June 6 have all been posted.  (I have another poem to post.) Donors this time include: [personal profile] ng_moonmoth[personal profile] janetmiles, Anthony and Shirley Barrette.

The Poetry Fishbowl made its $200 goal, so "As We Have Created It" will be the free epic. We also made the $250 goal, so that's two tallies toward a bonus session.

The Poetry Fishbowl project also has a permanent landing page.