November 16th, 2019


Creative Jam

The November [community profile] crowdfunding Creative Jam is now open with a theme of "Asexual Spectrum." Come give us prompts or claim some for your own inspiration.

What I Have Written:

"A Spectral Analysis of Asexuality"
This is today's freebie, inspired by [personal profile] alexseanchai.

"Atoms, Death, Aliens, Magic, Intellect" is a free-verse poem about a meeting of different demifolks.
476 lines, Buy It Now = $238

From My Prompts:

By [personal profile] worldofwords:
The Tea Nebyula
Is this month's freebie.

By [personal profile] worldofwords:
Your prompt inspired "The cake is not a lie!" Thre bakerwomen analyze
their own relationships according to four colors.
words: 800. Buy it now=$8

By [personal profile] worldofwords:
Your poly family prompt enspired the story "Poly Party Time." An eight
person poly family is suprised by a lovely desert and bread spread that
suits their relationships perfectly. Follow up to "The Cake is Not a
Lie!" Words: 1000. Buy it now=$10
Fly Free

Poem: "A Spectral Analysis of Asexuality"

This is the freebie for the November [community profile] crowdfunding Creative Jam.  It was inspired by [personal profile] alexseanchai.

"A Spectral Analysis of Asexuality"

Black is the color
of mystery, the void
of the unknown and
the unknowable.

It's the black spot,
the Ace of Spades,
the period at the end of
a sentence saying, stop.

Gray is the color of balance,
the point of moderation
between extremes.

It is the fog that hides,
and sometimes reveals,
what lies beyond desire.

White is the color of purity,
of innocence, a blank space
in which nothing is written.

It is the absence of passion
and the presence of peace.

Purple is the color of wisdom,
of power, of regal regard.

Some things are too serious
to be obscured by mere flesh.


How to Do Multiperson Massage

I got to discussing this with a friend and figured other people might like to see it.

Here are basic instructions for multiperson massage. These assume that people already know how to give a typical one-person massage, or at least have just received a lesson in doing so. Be aware that it is much more mindblowing with 4+ hands than with 2 hands.

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Community Building Tip: Urban Design

For my current set of tips, I've decided to use the one I wrote based on how to make your hometown more like Bluehill in Terramagne-America. I took a close look at the town's positive features with an eye toward replicating them here with local resources.   Next up: "101 Small Ways You Can Improve Your City."

* Urban design. Bluehill is in a not-too-crowded part of Missouri, but look how they manage their space. Cambridge Commons is a planned community with densely packed amenities. They have a ton of things for people to do and very concise living space crammed into a small footprint. Mass parking is consolidated into a few places, with most downtown travel on foot, bikes, or mass transit. That leaves them room for big parks and little greenways everywhere. The hardscaping includes things like pull-throughs for buses and food trucks. The live-work buildings in several configurations, and the urban planning like townhomes near the hospital, mean that most people can live right next to where they work if they want to. The design supports the ideals. This is another place to watch for local politics and initiatives in need of support.

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