January 4th, 2021

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Boss Finn

Here begins the Boss Finn storyline, which follows China's Mistake in Mercedes and Finn Family of Polychrome Heroics.  If you want to read more about her becoming a shadowlight boss, feel free to prompt for that.  [personal profile] dialecticdreamer runs Magpie Monday and Feathering the Nest.  I do the Poetry Fishbowl, whose Tuesday theme of "Short Forms" is minimally compatible, but the mid-month Creative Jam will be on "Darkness and Light."

FICTION: MAKING ARRANGEMENTS (PART 1 OF 2, COMPLETE)
Saturday, 2 January 2021 05:43 pm
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Making Arrangements
By Dialecticdreamer/Sarah Williams
Part 1 of 2, complete
Word count (story only): 1699
[Wednesday, 24 February of 2016]

:: Doctor Finn is frustrated by yet another example of interference with her work plans, but it sparks several worthwhile ideas. Part of the Finn Family series, set in Mercedes within the Polychrome Heroics universe, this set of stories will be tagged as “Boss Finn.” ::
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Monday Update 1-4-21

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Boss Finn
How to Hide Stats on AO3
Birdfeeding
Fresh Starts Bingo Card 1-3-21
How to Host an Introvert Party
Fun New Year's Resolutions
Today's Smoothie
Easy Curries
The Magic of Chocolate
Research Tips
Bullet Journal Pages and Habit Trackers
Make a Temperature Afghan or Other Project
Bingo Blackouts in 2020
Things to Do Together
Recurring Posts
Birdfeeding
Moment of Silence: Dawn Wells
One-Day Resolutions
2021 Wishlist in Progress
Goals for 2021
2020 Goals in Review
My Bingo Fests for 2021
Poem: "Terror to the Evildoers and Joy to the Righteous"
Bingo
Today's Cooking
Self-Awareness Question: Friends
New Year's Resolutions
Read An Army of One: The Autistic Secession in Space
Birdfeeding
Indian Curry Ideas
Cuddle Party


There will be a Poetry Fishbowl on Tuesday, January 5 with a theme of "Short Forms." I hope to see you all then!

The Rose and Bay Awards are now open for nominations. If you have not yet nominated your favorite projects and patrons for crowdfunding excellence, please do so. Spread the word to anyone you think might be interested in participating.
Art: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate art! Vote for art!
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Patron: [personal profile] nsfwords Nominate patrons! Vote for patrons!

[community profile] snowflake_challenge is running this month. Come talk about your fannish passions and make new friends. There's no actual time limit on posting and we've only done two posts so far, so it's easy to catch up.

Snowflake Challenge promotional banner featuring a chubby brown and red bird surrounded by falling snow. Text: Snowflake Challenge: 1-31 January.

Fandom Snowflake: Challenge 1 Introduce Yourself
Fandom Snowflake: Challenge 2 Interact

Welcome, new friends from [community profile] snowflake_challenge! Feel free to browse around my blog and see if you like it. Regarding tomorrow's Poetry Fishbowl, I post an extra freebie if there is a new prompter or donor, so I hope some of you will join in the fun. Most of what I write is original work, but fan prompts are acceptable too -- I can use those as freebies.


New Year's Resolution Status

How are you doing on your New Year's resolutions? I have already completed 2 of my goals for 2021, and begun 11 (some of which can't be completed until the end of the year).


Poetry in Microfunding:

There are three open epics at present.

"Wanting a Little of Everything" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Shiv. Bennett talks with Shiv and Luci about kink.

"A Celebration and a Consolation" belongs to Polychrome Heroics. Keira's father dumps her mother on Yule.

"The Best Understanding of Their Differences" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Calliope. Calliope and Vagary get into a playful bubble fight.


Last week's weather was a winter mix including rain, ice, and snow on various occasions.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a large flock of sparrows, a large flock of cardinals, a few mourning doves, a downy woodpecker, a dark-eyed junco, and three squirrels (including Bob the short-tailed squirrel on a separate occasion).
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Birdfeeding

Today started out brightly sunny, so I used window cleaner to clean the window crystals.  And then the sky mostly clouded over, so I didn't get the afternoon rainbows.  :/  Ah well.  There will be other days.

I fed the birds.  Lots of cardinals out today.  I have also seen at least two different squirrels, as one was Bob, the short-tailed one, while the other had a whole tail.  The downy woodpecker is around too.

It's a mild-for-January ~40°F today, so I walked around the yard.  I'm really glad I did, because I found some spoor from a great horned owl.  :D 3q3q3q!!!  Learn how to scout for owls.

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