February 10th, 2020


Monday Update 2-10-20

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Poem: "Nun of This Nonsense"
Community Building Tip: Chandeliers
Poem: "Changing Places"
Today's Adventures
Poem: "The Angel of Informed Consent"
Coming in from the Cold: Saturday: Revisiting the Past" Part 13
Self-Awareness Question: Disappointed
Coming in from the Cold: Saturday: Revisiting the Past" Part 12
Hard Things

Last week's Poetry Fishbowl was very busy. I just haven't had much time to work since then, so I'm still writing.

Voting is currently open for the Rose and Bay Award in [community profile] crowdfunding. You have until the end of February 29. This award recognizes exemplary projects and enthusiastic patrons. It currently features six categories: Art, Fiction, Poetry, Webcomic, Other Project, and Patron.

These are the handlers for the 2020 award season:
Art: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate art! Vote for art! (4 votes)
Fiction: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate fiction! Vote for fiction! (7 votes)
Poetry: [personal profile] readera Nominate poetry! Vote for poetry! (1 vote)
Webcomic: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate webcomics! Vote for webcomics! (4 votes)
Other Project: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate other projects! Vote for other projects! (3 votes)
Patron: [personal profile] ng_moonmoth Nominate patrons! Vote for patrons! (5 votes)
Please vote for your favorite crowdfunded projects and patrons from 2019.

Poetry in Microfunding:

There are three open epics at present.

"Pride Against Prejudice" belongs to Polychrome Heroics. Murray, Boris, Lucy, and Aconite go to a Disability Pride Festival.

"Celebrate and Cherish" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Mallory. Mallory and family begin exploring the Circle School with a teacher.

"Into the Thousand-Eyed Present" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Aquariana and Gentle Soul. Aidan, Saraphina, Drew, and Zipper apply for Maldivian citizenship.

The weather has been variable here.  We got some snow again, but it's all melted now. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a large flock of sparrows, a large flock of mourning doves, several cardinals, several dark-eyed juncos, a downy woodpecker, and a squirrel. 

Magpie Monday

[personal profile] dialecticdreamer is hosting Magpie Monday today with a theme of "consequences."

Because the suggested price has changed to two cents a word, I’m also shifting my total goal for posting a bonus story: if I earn $150 in sponsorship, I’ll post a bonus story of eight to nine thousand words in length. The goal for the month is to earn $300, and if I reach that via both prompt calls, I’ll post a third bonus story of eight to nine thousand words. It still doubles the number of words that readers can enjoy!

Mango-Pear Smoothie

We managed to make a good smoothie tonight.  (It's a lot harder than sounds.)  Mango nectar, vanilla yogurt, frozen mango chunks, and a pear.  \o/  This is very similar to a mango lassi, but the pear makes it creamier.

Ironically, we had intended the pear for making apple-pear-ginger but the store didn't have ginger root, so we just threw together some stuff we already had.