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Poem: "With Mortal Flesh and Iron Will"
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lb_lee From: lb_lee Date: January 5th, 2012 07:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I LIKE this. Admittedly, cyborgs are one of our pet favorites, and CLUNKY machinery too. Both together is freaking awesome, and a nice twist on the whole "evil robots conquer the world" trope.

Like! :D
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: January 5th, 2012 08:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

>>I LIKE this.<<

I'm happy to hear that. Chime on the "Let's Talk About Ebooks of My Poetry" discussion and you can unlock the last verse.

>>Admittedly, cyborgs are one of our pet favorites, and CLUNKY machinery too. Both together is freaking awesome, and a nice twist on the whole "evil robots conquer the world" trope.<<

Heh ... yeah, this series was like: "You will be assimilated. Resistance is fut--AUGH! NO! Let go of that, you fuzzy vermin. I NEED that! HELP!"

There are two more poems in The Clockwork War, "Confusion to the Enemy" and "In the Line of Duty."

I also have an unrelated poem about a cyborg in contemporary times, who has accrued what mechanical and cyber support items he can find available, only nobody accepts that those are part of him. It's a horrible situation, and inspired by a true story.

lb_lee From: lb_lee Date: January 6th, 2012 02:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

A question. I know you have a lot of tags, but they seem more organized by your writing genre rather than the name of the series. I'd love to read more of your Clockwork War stories, but there isn't a tag for it. I realize with the amount of writing you've got on your LJ that keeping track of it must be a pretty monumental task, but do you have a sort of... 'Table of Contents' around somewhere? So I can easily find what writing you have up and what is still needing funding?

--Rogan
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: January 6th, 2012 05:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

I don't put the series in tags because there are a LOT of them by now, and more coming all the time. What I've done is create a Serial Poetry page:
http://penultimateproductions.weebly.com/serial-poetry.html
It lists all the series with their poems in my best estimate of series-chronological order. Published poems are linked and available poems are priced. There is a permanent PayPal button on my LJ profile page, or you can contact me for other options.

So for instance, the Clockwork War is the third series listed and it has five poems. Three are linked, and the other two have line count and price under them. This is one of the few series that didn't grow out of the fishbowl -- it was inspired by a previous discussion here about disabled characters in comics. I thought, well, I can't draw but I can sure write poetry! The first four fell out of my head all together, and the fifth appeared later. It's a completed miniseries just waiting to be fully published.

You might also like to browse lists of unsold poetry. You can find them by clicking the "shopping" tag:
http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/tag/shopping
They are also listed on the Poetry Fishbowl Landing Page, which has full details about the project as a whole:
http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/730515.html

If you know that you want to buy some poetry, and you'd like a particular topic but aren't sure where to find it, you can ask me. I have thousands of poems and can hunt for ones on a theme.

Finally, I have a contributor page on Torn World:
http://www.tornworld.net/members/memberinfo.php?id=13
There you can find my poems and stories for that setting. I write about Rai, who is blind, fairly often. I've also done Marai, who is deaf; and Brelig, who is missing a hand and wears a prosthesis. Some other folks have written about handicapped characters and/or adaptive equipment too. My unsponsored stories are set for supporters only; a subscription to the Torn World site will let you see all of them, or you can sponsor individual items to make them publically visible. I customarily put the price for unsponsored items in the notes underneath, so scroll to the bottom after you finish reading and you should find it.
From: (Anonymous) Date: June 5th, 2017 06:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

gestalt: a whole greater than the sum of its parts

>> I also have an unrelated poem about a cyborg in contemporary times, who has accrued what mechanical and cyber support items he can find available, only nobody accepts that those are part of him. It's a horrible situation, and inspired by a true story. <<

Has this one ever gotten published? If so, what's the title? -- Callibr8
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