January 31st, 2018


Valentines Bingo Cards 1-31-18

These are my cards for the Valentines Bingo fest over in [community profile] allbingo. It has several different categories. I have decided to play in Romantic, Platonic, and You Are. The fest runs from February 1-28. (See all my 2018 bingo cards.)

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.

Such a gentlemanDinner for TwoChocolates
Separation & reunionTaking It SlowOdd couple
Late BloomerInterracial or Interspecies LoveDemiromantic

SurrenderSolving Puzzles as a TeamCuddling
Respect LimitsNonsexual TouchNurture Self-Worth
Set Attainable GoalsForgiveQueerplatonic

nurturingvulnerableWILD CARDquirkywise
kind=Aces High= turn adjacent romantic prompt platonicrareunderstandinggentle

Good News

Good news includes all the things which make us happy or otherwise feel good. It can be personal or public. We never know when something wonderful will happen, and when it does, most people want to share it with someone. It's disappointing when nobody is there to appreciate it. Happily, blogging allows us to share our joys and pat each other on the back.

What good news have you had recently? Are you anticipating any more?

Rose & Bay Awards

The Rose & Bay Awards celebrate excellence in cyberfunded creativity. Today is the last day for nominations, so if you haven't made yours yet, do it now! We only have one person nominating in Patron, so that has the greatest need for additions. These are the categories:

Art (5 nominations)
Fiction (6 nominations)
Poetry (5 nominations)
Webcomic (4 nominations)
Other Project (7 nominations)
Patron (3 nominations)

You can help by nominating your favorite crowdfunded works and supporters from 2017. The voting polls should go up in Dreamwidth on February 1.

Poetry Fishbowl Report for January 2, 2018

This month's theme was "Do you believe in magic?" I wrote from 12:30 PM to 5 AM, so roughly 14 hours 30 minutes allowing for breaks. I wrote 10 poems on Tuesday and another 10 later.

Participation was enthusiastic, with 19 comments on LiveJournal and another 68 on Dreamwidth. A total of 26 people sent prompts. Please welcome new prompter [personal profile] teigh_corvus, whom you can thank for the second freebie.

Read Some Poetry!
The following poems from the January 2, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl have been posted:
"About Gaining Power"
"Blue Smoke and Mirrors"
"Crimson Inscriptions"
"The Determination of Tulips"
"The Dragon and the Manticore"
"Imps of the Marginalia"
"In a Green Cathedral"
"In a Hidden Realm"
"The Inconvenient Princess"
"Of Potions and Magic Portals"
"Strength and Power"
"Unicorn Sign"
"Where You Begin to Heal"

"Mysterious and Impermanent" (Walking the Beat, August 1, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl) (linkback poem)
"Where Will All Come Home?" (Polychrome Heroics, November 2017 Creative Jam) (free epic)
"Windswept" (Polychrome Heroics: Calliope, December 5, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl spillover) (sponsored, pending post)

Buy some poetry!
If you plan to sponsor some poetry but haven't made up your mind yet, see the unsold poetry list for January 2, 2018. That includes the title, length, price, and the original thumbnail description for the poems still available.

Currently sponsored poems from this session have been posted, except for "Windswept." This month's donors include: [personal profile] capriuni, [personal profile] mama_kestrel, [personal profile] rix_scaedu, [personal profile] kengr, [personal profile] elinox, [personal profile] janetmiles, [personal profile] ng_moonmoth, Anthony and Shirley Barrette. Please welcome new donor [personal profile] elinox, who is partly responsible for the second freebie.

The Poetry Fishbowl made its $200 goal, so "Where Will All Come Home?" is the free epic. The fishbowl also made its $250 goal, so that's a second tally toward a bonus fishbowl.

The Poetry Fishbowl project also has a permanent landing page.