February 28th, 2018

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Cuddle Party

Everyone needs contact comfort sometimes.  Not everyone has ample opportunities for this in facetime.  So here is a chance for a cuddle party in cyberspace.  Virtual cuddling can help people feel better.

We have a
cuddle room that comes with fort cushions, fort frames, sheets for draping, and a weighted blanket.  It has a basket of grooming brushes, hairbrushes, and styling combs.  A bin holds textured pillows. There is a big basket of craft supplies along with art markers, coloring pages, and blank paper.  The kitchen has a popcorn machine. Labels are available to mark dietary needs, recipe ingredients, and level of spiciness. Here is the bathroom, open to everyone.  There is a lawn tent and an outdoor hot tub. Bathers should post a sign for nude or clothed activity.  Come snuggle up!
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Slice-of-Life Bingo Card 2-28-18

This is my card for the Slice-of-Life Bingo Fest.  It runs March 1-31, focusing on everyday activities and experiences.  (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.


SLICE-OF-LIFE BINGO CARD

identify a feeling you're havingrandom acts of kindnessapology / forgivenessfamily of choiceopportunity
citrus fruitgood nutritiontake out the trashpanic attackcommunication
tearsgo to the moviesWILD CARDstuffed animallearn a new skill
anticipationArbor Day / Earth Daycuriositypiercing / tattooholding someone's hand
same-sex couplefalling asleeptouchemotional abusepeacemaking
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Rose & Bay Awards

Today is the last day of voting for the following categories of the 2018 Rose & Bay Awards.  So far there are 5 voters in Art, 10 in Fiction, 10 in Poetry, 7 in Other Project, 6 in Webcomic, and 9 in Patron.  We could use more in the lower categories especially, but it's all good.
Art: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate art! Vote for art!
Fiction: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate fiction! Vote for fiction!
Poetry: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate poetry! Vote for poetry!
Webcomic: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate webcomics! Vote for webcomics!
Other Project: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate other projects! Vote for other projects!
Patron:[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate patrons! Vote for patrons!
If you have not yet voted, please do so now.  Thank you for your participation.
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Poetry Fishbowl Report for February 6, 2018

This month's theme was "Rare Orientations." I wrote from 12:45 PM to 1:30 AM, so about 10 hours 45 minutes, allowing for breaks. I wrote 8 poems on Tuesday and another 8 later.

Participation was up, with 18 comments on LiveJournal and another 82 on Dreamwidth. A total of 28 people sent prompts. Please welcome new prompter [personal profile] erulisse whom you have to thank for the second freebie.


Read Some Poetry!
The following poems from the February 6, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl have been posted:
"Dinner for Four: A Sedoretu Romance"
"Looking In, Looking Out"
"Pied-à-Ciel"
"Primary Relationship"
"Sex Objects"
"Sexual Orienteering"
"The Stimulation Den"
"Surviving Difficult Times"
"Time to See What I Can Do"

"The Attack of the Dragon Shrimp" (Yellow Unicorns, January 2018 Creative Jam) (linkback poem)
"One Call Away" (Polychrome Heroics: Shiv, September 5, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl spillover) (free epic)
"Before They Are Easy" (Polychrome Heroics, January 2, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl)
"The Ground Is My Ocean" (Polychrome Heroics: Officer Pink, December 17, 2017 outside prompt calls)


Currently sponsored poems from this session have all been sponsored. The free epic hasn't gone up yet. Donors this month include: [personal profile] erulisse, [personal profile] pocketnaomi, [personal profile] janetmiles, [personal profile] ng_moonmoth, [personal profile] technoshaman, [personal profile] freshbakedlady, Anthony & Shirley Barrette. Please welcome new donor [personal profile] erulisse, whom you have to thank for the second freebie.

The Poetry Fishbowl made its $200 goal, so "One Call Away" will be the free epic. It also made the $250 goal, so that's a third tally and there will be a bonus fishbowl in mid-March.


The Poetry Fishbowl project also has a permanent landing page.