October 8th, 2018


Judith Beheading Holofernes

10 ranked examples of a very popular topic, many widely available as art prints.  Hang one in tribute to badass women standing up to asshole men.  Remember, you don't have to be a victim.  If someone tries to rape you, kill your people, or take over your homeland then cutting off his head is totally an option.  Or you can go "I'll hold the bag" while someone else does it, that works too.

Monday Update 10-8-18

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Ross Ridge Reservation in Terramagne-Tennessee
Sunday Yardening
Robot Balance
Signal Shells
Today's Adventures
Friday Yardening
Hoppy the Wobbit (description)
Poem: "Where All the Parts Fit Correctly"
Thursday Yardening
Blood Trouble
Emotional Intimacy Question: Death
Wednesday Yardening
Poem: "Notes from the Ciphernet"
Hard Things

Last week's poetry fishbowl went pretty well. More sales than last time, still not a whole lot. I've written quite a bit.

Poetry in Microfunding:

There are three open epics. We're full until at least one of these concludes.

"Energy, Made Visible" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Shiv. Now Shiv flibbers over being unable to earn ALL the pretty colors at once.

"Only If It Is Embraced" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Damask and has 41 new verses. Pain's Gray and Keane talk about personal needs.

"In the Depths of Your Grief" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Officer Pink. Kedric and Turq talk about therapy.

The weather has been warmer and wet here. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: sparrows, house finches, a lady cardinal, and a mourning dove. In bloom: marigolds, gazania, zinnias, salvia, cleome, petunia, million bells, snapdragons, lantana, dianthus, morning glory, sedum, and goldenrod. There's also some pink thing in the prairie garden. Not much on the Criterion apple tree, but the crabapples and pears are ripening.  Leaves are just beginning to turn colors in a few places, but not much yet. Possibly because we've gotten more rain this year -- in recent years, leaves were turning in August. Most of the fields have been harvested.

Review: The House with the Clock in Its Walls

We went to see The House with the Clock in Its Walls. It's a great movie if you like the kiddie genre of creepy movies. Great special effects. Some pretty clever magical stuff. The level of violence is stylized, spooky slapstick and crude juvenile humor. Hilarious banter between characters. They actively celebrate weirdness and negotiate its relation to wider society.  Now on to the really good stuff, which contains some spoilers ...

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