October 16th, 2017


Monday Update 10-16-17

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Read "Real Friends Help You Hide the Bodies" by Bairnsidhe
Poem: "Digging In"
Poem: "The Green Monkey"
Read "Rule 34" by Siliconshaman
Sunday Yardening
Reward for Impeachment
Poem: "Come Closer in Kinship"
Crowdfunding Creative Jam
Poem: "Liminality"
Toward Activity Scouts
Friday Yardening
Poem: "Transpeciation"
Thursday Yardening
Poem: "Transcend Apparent Limits"
Moment of Silence: David Patterson
Wednesday Yardening
A Word for America Today
Good News

There will be a half-price sale in Polychrome Heroics this week.  Watch for the post to appear later.

Poetry in Microfunding:
"The Inner Transition" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Berettaflies and has 7 new verses.  Stylet comes out of the shower.  "The Higher a Monkey Climbs" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Pips and Jules discuss what to get for G and Joshua after the fire.  

We got a little rain, and the weather turned much cooler.  Currently blooming: dandelions, marigolds, petunias, lantana, million bells, firecracker plant, morning glories, frost asters, goldenrod.  Most of the fields around us have been harvested.

I saw a couple of sparrows around the birdfeeders this week.   Right now there is a male cardinal around my office window.  :D 

Half-Price Sale in Polychrome Heroics

This week, the poetry of Polychrome Heroics is on sale for half price from Monday, October 16 through Sunday, September 24. 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 $17 to $358.50, so hopefully there will be something for everyone. There are two open epics at present, both in Polychrome Heroics, so you may open a new one if you wish.  Prices on open epics are locked at the time of opening; however, if anyone wants to donate to open epics and buy poetry, spending $100 will get you the quarter-price rate on the new poems, regardless of the rate on the open epic(s) you support.

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30 poems, $6889 ÷ 2 = $3444.50
prices from $17 to $358.50

ANTIMATTER & STALWART STAN (3 poems, was $797, sale price $398.50)

"TERF Wars"
Summary: When T-Oregon adds an Other category to its paperwork, Stan and Lawrence wind up discussing the implications at school.
346 lines, was $173, sale price $86.50 SOLD

"The Most Precious Right of Every Citizen"
Third in the “Voting” triptych
Summary: Stan and Lawrence share the experience of their first voting day.
598 lines, was $299, sale price $149.50

"Always Repay the Cost”
Summary: When a superhero takes critical damage, having a favor to call in becomes very handy.
650 lines, was $325, sale price $162.50

DAMASK (3 poems, was $1055, sale $527.50)

"To Protect the Most Vulnerable"
Summary: Mallory joins Heron and others adding a garden to a local park.
316 lines, was $158, sale price $79 SOLD

"Only If It Is Embraced"
Summary: Damask and Farce join a team to help capture the Scream.
1083 lines, was $542, sale price $271

"Feel the Might of Creation"
Summary: Mallory's baby finally arrives.
709 lines, was $355, sale price $177.50 SOLD

IRON HORSES (2 poems, was $399, sale price $199.50)

"Come Out of the Darkness"
Summary: As Kenzie continues to recover from his ordeal, he settles in on the reservation and begins to open up. He shares his struggles with Ida, who has seen it before and offers sympathy.
266 lines, was $133, sale price $66.50 SOLD

"Sheltered and True"
Summary: The fourth day after Kenzie's rescue finds him restless and looking for something to do.
532 lines, was $266, sale price $133 SOLD
Available for publishing after "Come Out of the Darkness" has been sponsored and published

OFFICER PINK (3 poems, was $881, sale price $440.50)

"Wanton Kittens"
Summary: Supervised by Riposte, Ansel, and Boots, the telepathic kittens explore Ansel's office.
134 lines, was $67, sale price $33.50 SOLD

"The Things That Really Interest Me"
Summary: Ansel talks with Kyle, who is exhausted from all the extra work at Bouchet College.
197 lines, was $99, sale price $49.50

"A Moment of Atonement"
Summary: Ansel and Turq meet with an adjudicator to discuss what society owes Turq and what he owes society.
1432 lines, was $716, sale price $358 SOLD

SHIV (10 poems, was $2701, sale price $1350.50)

"What A Win Looks Like"
Summary: Dr. G demonstrates the difference between negotiation and coercion when asking Shiv to attend group therapy for the benefit of the regular attendees.
623 lines, was $312, sale price $156

"Creating a Community Around Food"
Summary: Shiv explores the Farmer's Market in downtown Omaha, and brings home some of autumn's bounty.
516 lines, was $258, sale price $129

"Ten Minutes in the Life of a Pear"
Summary: Shiv helps Cook create seasonal dishes with the bushel of fruit from the Farmer's Market.
249 lines, was $125, sale price $62.50
Available for publishing after "Creating a Community Around Food" has been sponsored and posted.

"One Call Away"
Summary: Shiv calls Dr. Bloch for intimate advice on superpowered kink.
422 lines, was $211, sale price $105.50

"Capable of Stretching"
Summary: Shiv and Dr. G explore the aftermath of the beach visit, including Shiv's scars.
1132 lines, was $566, sale price $283 SOLD

"A Wanderer with a Purpose"
Summary: Shiv gets to see Tolliver's forge and explore pilgrim badges as a simple craft project.
572 lines, was $286, sale price $143

"What You're Afraid to Ask For"
Summary: Shiv coaxes Pain's Gray into playing with him again.
790 lines, was $395, sale price $197.50

"The Mere Knowledge of Friendship"
Summary: When a "steady" prisoner starts picking fights, the Warden arranges a tete-a-tete.
371 lines, was $186, sale price $93

"With a Tender Hand"
Summary: After the meeting with Warden Lincoln, Kinkade follows up with Ambrose, whose skills in mediation and education help him map a way forward.
312 lines, was $156, sale price $78
Available for posting after "The Mere Knowledge of Friendship" has been sponsored and posted

Summary: When his old gang from Lincoln starts stirring up trouble, Shiv pushes back in an artistic fashion.
412 lines, was $206, sale price $103

MISCELLANEOUS (9 poems, was $1057, sale price $528.50)

"For Any Creative Assignment"
Summary: Joshua is bemused to find a supervillain on his doorstep asking for a job.
600 lines, was $300, sale price $150

"Death Whispers at the Tip"
Summary: Several women find new meaning in the old legends of the Amazons.
250 lines, was $125, sale price $62.50 SOLD

"Climbing Through the Cracks"
Summary: A flickering teen soup, searching for a way out of an abusive home, finally finds a viable option.
375 lines, was $188, sale price $94

"Chaos and Disruption"
Summary: Jerryrigger tells a wannabe anarchist what anarchy is really like.
80 lines, was $40, sale price $20

"The Best Type of Intimacy"
Summary: Kennedy, Benchdog, and Pinion all have their reasons for bailing from the mixer party to hang out with each other instead.
200 lines, was $100, sale price $50

"The Things That Money Can't Buy"
Summary: A tycoon with an excess of money and an absence of sense or compassion can cut a wide swath through life.
94 lines, was $47, sale price $23.50

"The Windows of Your Home"
Summary: Fireheart helps a cousin-by-marriage deal with her superpowered son.
68 lines, was $34, sale price $17

"Pinballs in a Broken Machine"
Summary: A young man has to choose between his family and his career.
105 lines, was $53, sale price $26.50

"A Different Kind of QUILTBAG"
Summary: So the Irish have a lot more than two or three divisions of cape alignments, and Ticker lives with most of them.
340 lines, was $170, sale price $85 SOLD


Unsold Poems from the October 3, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl

The following poems from the October 3, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl are currently available. Poems may be sponsored via PayPal -- there's a permanent donation button on my Dreamwidth profile page -- or you can write to me and discuss other methods.

There are still verses left in the linkback poems
"Dangerous Refuges," "The Marble and the Sculptor," "Leaves Upon the Water," "Lead Us in Peace," "We Will Fade into You," "The Emulsification of Humankind," and "Gliding In."  Linking to this page will reveal new verses in whichever linkback poem you request.

"Disorientation and Reorientation"
A backchannel prompt inspired the free-verse poem "Disorientation and Reorientation."  An intersex teen struggles to cope with family lies, awkward biology, and superpowers.  Dr. G lends a hand sorting it out.
1115 lines, Buy It Now = $558

"Extraordinary People"
Your supernary prompt inspired the free-verse poem "Extraordinary People."  It features Drew Finn, Riposte, and Moosa Mariamme Didi who don't have superpowers but are pretty awesome people anyway.
88 lines, Buy it Now = $44

"Said to the Four Winds"
Your Iron Horses prompt inspired the free-verse poem "Said to the Four Winds."  Blazing Grass returns to see how well Kenzie is healing, and Kenzie thinks about belonging.
565 lines, Buy It Now = $283

"Touching Someone's Pain"
A backchannel prompt inspired the free-verse poem "Touching Someone's Pain."  Aliens invade New York.  The battle doesn't last very long.
427 lines, Buy It Now = $214

"What Makes the Feast"
A backchannel prompt from Shirley Barrette inspired the free-verse poem "What Makes the Feast."  Vagary takes Calliope to a party at Arcadia East and introduces her to his friends.  It's fun, but a little nerve-wracking at times.
1119 lines, Buy It Now = $560


Planetarium First Impressions

We bought a board game called Planetarium. Tonight we playtested it in preparation for playing with friends later this month. I'm not inclined to do a full review based on one round, but I want to record some preliminary observations so I don't forget them. After I've played some more, I'll add more details and clean up the descriptions.

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