December 1st, 2018



I made blackout on my 11-5-18 card for the Family Ties bingo as of 11-26-18! \o/

ROW 1:
B1 (reconciled differences) -- "Reconciled Differences" (Path of the Paladins)
I1 (no such thing as "just" friends) -- "Welcome to Wolfenoot" (Polychrome Heroics)
N1 (impaired consent) -- "From This Intolerable Overload of Feeling" (Polychrome Heroics: Officer Pink)
G1 (family traditions) -- "Wabbit Season" (LIFC)
O1 (grief / grieving) -- "When Circumstances Are at Their Worst" (Polychrome Heroics: Shiv)

Row 2:
B2 (affection) -- "The Beginning of Love" (Polychrome Heroics: Mallory)
I2 (identity crisis) -- "Unless You Let Us Know You're Down There" (Polychrome Heroics: Shiv)
N2 (blue bird of happiness) -- "The Blue Bird of Happiness" (Polychrome Heroics: Finn Family)
G2 (violent behavior) -- "Merely an Exaggeration" (One God's Story of Mid-Life Crisis)
O2 (odd couple) -- "The Deepest Heartache" (Polychrome Heroics: Shiv)

Row 3:
B3 (family of choice) -- "Whatever You Seek" (Polychrome Heroics: Shiv)
I3 (teaching new skills) -- "The Lair of the Dragon Scouts" (Polychrome Heroics)
N3 (WILD CARD: trust) -- "Reaching Out to Rescue One Another" (Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses)
G3 (presents) -- "Strength, Courage, and Victory" (An Army of One)
O3 (reputation) -- "A Corresponding Clarity of Purpose" (Polychrome Heroics: Shiv)

Row 4:
B4 (walk) -- "His Family's His Crew" (The Blueshift Troupers)
I4 (housework) -- "Animal Mentors" (Polychrome Heroics)
N4 (conflict resolution style) -- "Confused, Screwed Up, But Here" (Polychrome Heroics: Shiv)
G4 (acquiring new members) -- "A Purrfect Family" (standalone)
O4 (sharing a drink / food) -- "Emptier of Bad Thoughts" (Polychrome Heroics: Shiv)

Row 5:
B5 (fear) -- "Whatever You Do to the Animals" (Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses)
I5 (Boston marriage) -- "Always Carry Your Goodness" (Polychrome Heroics: Fortressa)
N5 (adoption) -- "More Than Blood" (Polychrome Heroics: Danso and Family)
G5 (T-shirt with words / picture / tie dye) -- "The Child Who Survived" (Polychrome Heroics: Shiv)
O5 (playing in the mud) -- "Some Stages of Instability" (Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses)

NaNoWriMo: Wrapup

Cheers for everyone who took part in NaNoWriMo!  Let's take a look at what folks accomplished this time.

What was your project?  (Similar things besides novels are eligible for sharing.)  Include a summary and a link to its landing page if you have one.

Is it currently available for people to read?  Did you read anyone else's project that you'd like to share with other readers?

What was your final wordcount, if you wish to share it? 

Is there anything else you'd like to share about your NaNoWriMo experience?

Summer in December Bingo Card 12-1-18

Here is my card for the Summer in December fest. It runs from December 1-December 31. Bask in warm memories of summer to banish the winter chill. (See all my 2018 bingo cards.)

If you'd like to sponsor a particular square, especially if you have an idea for what character, series, or situation it would fit -- talk to me and we'll work something out. I've had a few requests for this and the results have been awesome so far. This is a good opportunity for those of you with favorites that don't always mesh well with the themes of my monthly projects. I may still post some of the fills for free, because I'm using this to attract new readers; but if it brings in money, that means I can do more of it. That's part of why I'm crossing some of the bingo prompts with other projects, such as the Poetry Fishbowl.

Underlined prompts have been filled.


Visiting FamilyHeatRelaxationSunshineNew Hobby
FriendsSweatCampingMinimum EffortGardening
Avoiding WorkVacation PlanningWILD CARDGrillingSummer School
Summer ColorsBicycleWalkingSwimming PoolHome From School
Managing Free TimeSidewalk ChalkFishingYard WorkCountryside


Poem: "Who Needs Your Light"

This is the second freebie for the November 6, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. You have new prompters [personal profile] fuzzyred and Soupshue to thank for it. This poem was written outside the regular prompt calls. It also fills the "dependable" square in my 1-31-18 You Are card for the Valentines Bingo fest. It belongs to the Shiv thread of the Polychrome Heroics series. This comes after the story "Screwed" by Siliconshaman, so read that first.

Warning: This poem contains some controversial topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It features references to past sexual assault, addressing the incident among other staff at Blues Moon, calling in a counselor, a strictly voluntary presentation about sexual harassment and assault, people sensibly excusing themselves from said discussion for various reasons, and everyone just accepting that's a safe and sane thing for them to do, list of steps for dealing with a harasser, challenges that make certain steps harder to follow, and other angst. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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