June 27th, 2018

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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? Have you found a cute picture or a video that makes you smile?
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Poem: "The Windows of Your Home"

This poem came out of the August 1, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] siliconshaman. It also fills the "Ice / Snow" square in my 7-1-16 card for the Winter Fest in July Bingo. This poem has been sponsored by EdorFaus. It belongs to the Fire and Ice thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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Poem: "Above All Else, a Variable"

This poem is spillover from the April 3, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] siliconshaman and [personal profile] dialecticdreamer. It also fills the "healthy" square in my 4-1-18 card for the Spring Fest Bingo. This poem has been sponsored by EdorFaus. It belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.

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Poem: "The Gossamer Threads of Trust"

This poem is spillover from the February 6, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer , [personal profile] daisiesrockalot , [personal profile] redsixwing , [personal profile] chanter_greenie , [personal profile] bairnsidhe , and [personal profile] callibr8 . It also fills the "Celts / Picts" square in my 10-1-17 card for the Fall Festival Bingo, and the "nonsexual touch" square in my 1-31-18 Platonic card for the Valentines Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by EdorFaus. It belongs to the Mercedes thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

WARNING: This poem contains some intense topics and graphic descriptions. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. Mark Hastings assaults Pips, and what would ordinarily be a minor bit of inappropriate roughhousing triggers a soup headache similar to a migraine. The poem includes changing family dynamics, discussion of shopping/budgeting challenges, unprovoked attack, rude remarks, broken glasses, graphic description of migraine-like headache intense enough to be disabling and require a lot of assistance, Joshua is upset seeing Pips so wrecked, carrying (with permission), Cove is also upset because Pips is hurt, dickering over where Pips is going to lie down, Joshua undressing Pips, messy medical details, role reversals, vulnerability, hand holding, Cove is still freaked out, talking about fear, the problem of evil (in toddler terms), and other challenges. This is hardcore hurt/comfort. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before moving onward. This is a major plot point for Pips and the Tulls, though, so skipping it would leave a gap.

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Poem: "The Friend in My Adversity"

This poem is spillover from the May 15, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer. It also fills the "hurt / comfort" square in my 5-1-18 General card for the Pro Wrestling Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Mercedes thread of the Polychrome Heroics series, and follow "The Gossamer Threads of Trust," so read that first or this won't make much sense.

Warning: This poem contains some sensitive issues. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. This is the aftermath of the assault, so Pips is back on his feet but still feeling a bit delicate. He and Joshua have some difficult topics to cover. The poem includes an unexpected special delivery that implies a level of monitoring with which Joshua is not entirely comfortable (but which belongs to Pips and he needs it), supervillain subculture makes life interesting, Joshua is protective, kids are messy, mild migraine hangover, coddling, so much coddling, blind navigation, Cove is still anxious and protective of Pips, teaching gentleness, Joshua grabbing Pips to keep him from tripping on toys, impromptu floor cuddles, discussion of Pips' equipment and protections for same, uncomfortable and delicate conversation about the assault and how to handle its aftermath, Pips feeling guilty and twitchy about letting Mark get the drop on them, brief mention of unpleasant family dynamics, and other challenges. If these are touchy topics for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before moving onward.

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