April 8th, 2018

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Poem: "Only If It Is Embraced"

This poem is spillover from the June 6, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from Tanna. It also fills the "pain" square in my 3-1-17 card for the Disability Bingo Fest.  This poem belongs to the Damask thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

This microfunded poem is being posted one verse at a time, as donations come in to cover them.  The rate is $0.50/line, so $5 will reveal 10 new lines, and so forth. There is a permanent donation button on my profile page, or you can contact me for other arrangements. You can also ask me about the number of lines per verse, if you want to fund a certain number of verses.
So far sponsors include: DW user Lone_cat, general fund, pool with DW users Daisiesrockalot and Curiosity, DW user Bairnsidhe, Soupshue, janetmiles, DW user Gingicat, DW user Fuzzyred, pool with DW user Ng_moonmoth and others

FULLY FUNDED
1083 lines, Buy It Now = $542
Amount donated = $532.50
Verses posted = 336 of 344

Amount remaining to fund fully = $10
Amount needed to fund next verse = $0.50
Amount needed to fund the verse after that = $2


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Dance Videos

A friend of mine sent me links to a couple of dance videos.

The first is the best ragdoll performance I have ever seen.  The girl spends most of the dance either completely limp or partially limp, which is extremely difficult to do in a controlled manner.  While it looks like the guy is manhandling her, his job is to provide the base balance and extra force for the moves.  They're actually working in perfect concert; the teamwork is epic.  \o/  The results are hilarious, so don't watch this with your mouth full.  It's amazing slapstick humor.

Here we have a pole-dancing ballerino.  I am a great admirer of pole dancing because it requires great strength, flexibility, and artistry.  It's rare to see a man do a pole dance, and I've never seen in it done with ballet before, but this is a stunning example of how the pole is just a prop and you can dance it any way you want.  It doesn't have to be slutistry, although that is an impressive form.  And the results of the ballet are smokin' hot too, if you like guy bodies.
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Lacrosse Locker Room Video

I first saw this scene ages ago, then couldn't find it, and today when I went looking, it turned up.   

Basically if you put a bunch of bored natives together in the presence of something that can be hit like a drum, someone will start drumming, and everyone else will join in singing and dancing.  It's a wonderful show of tribal spirit.  And it's a reminder that you don't need a whole powwow and a $1500 Drum manned by experts.  You can flip over a bucket or a garbage can and get fairly similar results.  What matters is the support of community ties.

By the way, the hat game?  The version I first encountered was a show of horsemanship, in which a rider would attempt to snatch an object off the ground with their teeth.  This version, which looks more recent since it works indoors, is probably older because horses have only been available for a few centuries.  
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Poem: "The Dream Coat"

This poem came out of the April 3, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] bairnsidhe and [personal profile] janetmiles. It also fills the "native" square in my 4-1-18 card for the Spring Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles. It belongs to the Schrodinger's Heroes project.

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Poem: "Knitting at the Ready"

This poem is spillover from the April 3, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] ng_moonmoth and [personal profile] librarygeek. It also fills the "zone" square in my 4-1-18 card for the Spring Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] ng_moonmoth. It belongs to An Army of One series.

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