November 20th, 2018

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Read "Uncanny Beginnings" by Dialecticdreamer

 [personal profile] dialecticdreamer has posted "Uncanny Beginnings."  Shaun goes to day care for the first time.  I love this one because it introduces color dominoes that use the Feelipa symbols.  By incorporating those into games, not only is it inclusive, it enables everyone to learn the system.  So if a person loses their color vision, or all of it, the impact is slightly less because they already know some adaptive resources to compensate.  As shown, games like this work great in any language learning context because they encourage people to use vocabulary like "red," "square," "play," "next to," and so on.   
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Pool Is Open!

[personal profile] ng_moonmoth has opened a pool in the half-price sale of Polychrome Heroics. Come on in, the water's fine! Yes, I am offering the quarter-price option this time, and I've added that text to the post for those of you who noticed it missing earlier.

Poems of interest include:
"A Sacredness in Tears" (The Big One & Iron Horses)
"That Strength You Get from a Team" (The Big One & Calliope)
"On the Other Side of Fear" (Officer Pink)
"Those Who Have Suffered" (Officer Pink)

If anyone is interested, please get in touch with [personal profile] ng_moonmoth.

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Poem: "Willing to Share in the Scary Stuff"

This poem is spillover from the August 7, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] pantha. It also fills the "same-sex couple" square in my 2-28-18 card for the Slice of Life Bingo fest. This poem belongs to the Shiv thread of the Polychrome Heroics series. It follows the poems "Something Dark in Me" and "When We Feel Flayed," so read those first or it will make no sense.

Warning: This poem contains some intense and controversial topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It features worry, dealing with a neighbor, embarrassment, reference to loud sounds during kink, boundary issues, fidgeting, discussions of therapy, how therapy is actually a type of power exchange, trust issues, attachment damage, reluctant endurance of unwanted company and conversation, which is nevertheless needed, frank discussion of kink, vulgar language, panic over losing time, low self-esteem, awkward discussion of hobby vs. profession, age regression from a combination of past trauma and current fun, dissociation, self-bullying, unreadiness for deep therapy, vulnerability, bargaining, and other challenges. If these are sensitive issues, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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Poem: "Unless You Let Us Know You're Down There"

This poem is spillover from the November 6, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] siliconshaman. It also fills the "identity crisis" square in my 11-5-18 card for the Family Ties Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] fuzzyred. It belongs to the Shiv thread of the Polychrome Heroics series. It follows "Confused, Screwed Up, But Here" so read that first or this won't make any sense.

Warning: This poem deals with some intense topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It includes the aftermath of low-contact sexual assault, emergency phone call, asking for help and getting it, hypervigilance, touch aversion, running around on a winter night with no coat on, low sense of self-worth, painful conversation about the assault, identity crisis, and other angst. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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Poem: "A Corresponding Clarity of Purpose"

This poem is spillover from the November 6, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] siliconshaman. It also fills the "reputation" square in my 11-5-18 card for the Family Ties Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] fuzzyred. It belongs to the Shiv thread of the Polychrome Heroics series. It follows "Unless You Let Us Know You're Down There," so read that first or this will make no sense.

Warning: This poem contains intense and controversial topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It features the aftermath of sexual assault from the perspective a support person, hostile language, worry, vulgar language, reference to boundary violations leading to violent behavior, trust issues, ulterior justice systems, holiday stress, family issues, and other angst. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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Poem: "Emptier of Bad Thoughts"

This poem is spillover from the November 6, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] siliconshaman. It also fills the "sharing a drink / food" square in my 11-5-18 card for the Family Ties Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] fuzzyred. It belongs to the Shiv thread of the Polychrome Heroics series. It follows "Unless You Let Us Know You're Down There" and "A Corresponding Clarity of Purpose," so read them first or this will make no sense.

Warning: This poem contains intense topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It features the aftermath of sexual assault, turbulent emotions, comfort cooking, adaptive equipment, disability etiquette, awkward conversations, status check, low sense of self-worth, self-recrimination, hypervigilance, past child maltreatment, minimalist hugging due to touch aversion, and other challenges. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before moving onward.

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