September 1st, 2017


Musical Hat Draw: "Stars"

[personal profile] artsyhonker is hosting a Musical Hat Draw on the theme of "stars."  Pick a favorite star text that is either yours or in the public domain and submit it.  The composer will then draw some of those from a hat and set them to music.  Finished pieces will be put up for sponsorship.  :D  This is somewhat inspired by my Poetry Fishbowl project, so I'm excited to see someone else trying this kind of crowdfunding.

I've already submitted my "Starfire Rising" (not online yet, and if featured, the lyrics will also be sponsorable).  If you have another favorite, mine or anyone else's drop it in the hat.  What would you like to hear set to music?  Let there be starlight!

Pirate Fest Bingo Card 9-1-17

This is my card for the Pirate Fest Bingo. Since September 19 is Talk Like a Pirate Day, the theme for this month's fest is piracy!  It runs September 1-30.  (See all my 2017 bingo cards.)

For further inspiration:

Kraken is a supervillain organization in Polychrome Heroics.  Their secret subsidiaries include Triton Teen Centers and X Marks the Spot (GPS equipment including locative jewelry).  Capricorn is one of their leaders.

Others in Polychrome Heroics: I have a character who shapeshifts into a Narwhal; she's part of the Hand of Sedna.  Gráinne Nuala is an immortal pirate queen.  The Devil Whale is one of Steel's nicknames.  Compass rose is one of several popular designs used to mark a teleport landing pad.

Act of Pardon is one of the things that will happen in the Maldives after Kraken reveals themselves in Contingency X.  The President offers amnesty to people who want to stop being supervillains and find something more constructive and legal to do.

The Inkseer uses kraken ink for powerful scrying.

The Ocracies include a variety of coastal and seafaring cultures.

If you'd like to sponsor a particular square, especially if you have an idea for what character, series, or situation it would fit -- talk to me and we'll work something out.  I've had a few requests for this and the results have been awesome so far.  This is a good opportunity for those of you with favorites that don't always mesh well with the themes of my monthly projects. I may still post some of the fills for free, because I'm using this to attract new readers; but if it brings in money, that means I can do more of it. That's part of why I'm crossing some of the bingo prompts with other projects, such as the Poetry Fishbowl.

Underlined prompts have been filled.


MerfolkGráinne NualaUndertowNarwhalAct of Pardon
Code of HonorThe Devil WhaleWILD CARDX Marks the SpotBully in the Alley
AdriftSword / BladeCompassKrakenCapricorn
CalmRevengeHookTritonRaise the Colors



 [community profile] ladiesbingo is now open for Round 5.  This community focuses on relationships between women, so fills need to focus on that.  Read the prompts.  You may omit up to 4 categories and/or 7 individual prompts from your card.  Signups are here.

I have already requested a card and will post that whenever I get it.  I have some series with two female leads, or a female lead and other characters.