August 2nd, 2021


Monday Update 8-2-21

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Hot Summer Writes Bingo Card 8-1-21
Today's Smoothie
Community Building Tip: Emergency Hub
Poetry Fishbowl Report for July 6, 2021
Accessibility in "A Mending" Game
Coping Skills: Humor
Review: Eat at Naf Naf
Poem: "Come Together to Learn and Create"
How to Starve Capitalism to Death

There will be a Poetry Fishbowl on Tuesday, August 3 with a theme of "Asexual / Demisexual Intimacy Pr0n."

The air conditioning is fixed!  \o/

Poetry in Microfunding:

There are two open epics at present.

"Rainshadow Road" belongs the Daughters of the Apocalypse series. It introduces Maggot to the Clearwater Caravan.

"A Celebration and a Consolation" belongs to Polychrome Heroics. Keira comforts her mother after the breakup.

The weather has remained intermittently wet here. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a small flock of house finches, a few mourning doves, and a squirrel.  Currently blooming: violas, spiderwort, purple coneflower, yellow coneflower, morning glories, nasturtium, cup plant, black-eyed Susan, Queen Anne's lace, petunia, zinnias, marigolds, naked ladies, purple penstemon. Blackberries are ripe.


August Intimacies Bingo Card 8-2-21

Here is my card for the August Intimacies: Time fest. The idea is to create a fill that incorporates five prompts, one from each of the five thematic columns. It runs from August 1-31. Celebrate all the holidays and traditions of winter! (See all my 2021 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.



help with clothes / grooming

gender issues

bullying / mockery

renewed sense of loss

sensory overload

Phasing through solid objects

atypical neurology 

time speeding / slowing

shared wonder / awe

remove adaptive equipment

prolonged eye contact

controversial opinion

mystical experience

change across time

unexpected mercy / generosity

first aid

why I left my family

homelessness / frequent moves

loss of parent / mentor

memories / nostalgia 

hand feeding

found an old report about you

foster care / adoption

regret / guilt

wake from nightmare