November 7th, 2018


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.  A nest full of colorful egg pillows sits in one corner.  There is 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!

In honor of the season, the Delectable Turkey of Gratitude rests on a serving table along with Three Sisters Soup and Apache Acorn Cakes.  The fruit bowl includes apples, pears, persimmons, and pomegranates.  Feast, and be thankful for Earth's blessings. 

Tactile Rubik's Cubes

My partner Doug spotted the Rubik's Touch Cube (US $16.99), a puzzle toy suited to vision-impaired people or blackout play.  The white squares are smooth, while all the others have a raised symbol indicating their color.  It's a perfect stocking-stuffer for people into inclusive toys.  There are other ways to make a Rubik's cube accessible, too.  Use these as inspiration for modifying similar types of puzzle in other styles (e.g. the 5x5 cube).  I myself would go for ColorADD or Feelipa symbols.  I am no good at this kind of puzzle, but I am delighted to see it made more inclusive.

Has anyone else found nifty inclusive toys or games?  Add them in comments, because we're coming toward holiday-shopping season.

Poem: "Reconciled Differences"

This poem came out of the November 6, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from Dreamwidth user Satsuma. It also fills the "reconciled differences" square in my 11-5-18 card for the Family Ties Bingo Fest.  This poem belongs to the series Path of the Paladins.

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 users Satsuma, DW user Fuzzyred, janetmiles

205 lines, Buy It Now = $103
Amount donated = $60
Verses posted = 43 of 70

Amount remaining to fund fully = $43
Amount needed to fund next verse = $0.50
Amount needed to fund the verse after that = $2

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