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Poll: Free Epic Poem for October 2014

Based on an audience poll, you get to pick a free epic from Polychrome Heroics.  Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll.  I'll keep it open at least until Monday evening.  If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it.  Otherwise I may leave it open a while longer.


There are 9 epics available at this time, not counting some that have prerequisites.  With that many in play, I'm going to make this a checkbox poll instead of radio buttons.  This means you can check however many poems you would enjoy reading (just don't check them all, so we can weed out the less popular ones) and I'll see which one proves the most popular.  Some of these also unlock sequels which may be sponsored and posted after the preqs go up.  (You can sponsor poems at any time; the locked ones just don't get posted until after the prequels have been published.)  Here are your options ...

"Part of Your New Life"
Damask and Mallory talk about what to do with her unplanned pregnancy and homelessness.
290 lines, $145
(Posting this would unlock "Outnumbered and Outclassed.")
 
"A Little Something Extra"
Lagniappe, Stormtreader, and Mudslinger lay down the first connections for what will become the Easy City metroplex.
310 lines, $155

"Simple as a Glass of Chocolate"
Señora Cocoa has the soothing powers of chocolate.
85 lines, $42.50

"The Tallest Poppy"
Savoir Faire and the Rescuer deal with the aftermath of bullying.
150 lines, $75

"Before the Fever Breaks"
Lawrence doesn't feel well, but thinks he can hide it from Stan while they're studying.
628 lines, $314
(Posting this would unlock "What a Precious Privilege.")

"Climbing the Family Tree"
This is the missing poem from Danso's storyline in which his found-family meets with Rosita's birth-family for the first time.
385 lines, $192.50

"Finding the Tears" 
Danso observes his mother's birthday with help from Hannah.
94 lines, $47

"Nancy Stories"
An adventure at a nutmeg farm has life-changing results.
98 lines, $49

"The Girl with the Hair That Would Not Be Tamed"
When white girls have prehensile hair, it comes out like Rapunzel.  For black girls with nappy hair, the experiences is a bit different.
82 lines, $41

Poll #1985252 Free Epic Poll for October 7, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl
This poll is closed.

Which of these poems would you like to post as the free epic?

Part of Your New Life
7(17.9%)
A Little Something Extra
2(5.1%)
Simple as a Glass of Chocolate
4(10.3%)
The Tallest Poppy
5(12.8%)
Before the Fever Breaks
6(15.4%)
Climbing the Family Tree
3(7.7%)
Finding the Tears
0(0.0%)
Nancy Stories
2(5.1%)
The Girl with the Hair That Would Not Be Tamed
10(25.6%)

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starcat_jewel From: starcat_jewel Date: October 13th, 2014 01:19 am (UTC) (Link)
While I'm thinking of it... is there any chance that you'd consider adding subthread identifiers to the poems on the main Polychrome Heroics page? Either the same sort of summary line that you're using here, or just a quick "who features in this one" sort of thing. You've got so many subthreads going at this point that if I'm looking for a specific one, sometimes it's hard for me to sort thru all the titles to get to the one I want.
natasiakith From: natasiakith Date: October 13th, 2014 10:31 am (UTC) (Link)

does not include extras or fanworks

Damask storyline -

"Damask Speaks"
"Cut to the Quick"
"Shrink Wrap"
"Through the Haze"
"Headmates"
"Favorite Flavors"
"Needled"
"Until It's Done"
"One Man at a Time"
"The Hall of Mirrors"
"Weaving Damask" - Farce introduced
"That Kind of Hero"
"Lost in the Fog"
"Singing in the Rain"
"Drawing Me Out"
"Who Laughs Last"
"Parts of Myselves"
"Amateur Night" - Farce
"A Question of Class"
"The Hardest Part"
"Traumatic Inertia"
"Strange Gratitudes"
"Buttoned Up" - Farce, her jerk “friends”, Savoir Faire
"Collateral Damages" - Farce
" 'Tis the Season" Farce
"Keep Our Christmas Merry Still"
"Not the Absence of Fear" - Savoir Faire, Dr Infanta, and several other more powerful characters involved.
"An Equation for Conscience"
"The Impractical Cat"
"Rainy Day People" - Farce
"Part of Your New Life" - Farce (not yet posted)
"Outnumbered and Outclassed" - Farce (not yet posted)
natasiakith From: natasiakith Date: October 13th, 2014 10:32 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: does not include extras or fanworks

Dr. Infanta storyline -

"Lifeyears"
"Friendship Is Important"
"Enter the Dark Horse" - Judd
"Wiser Than the Sons of Men" – Judd
"Power Play"
"A Nice Little Racket"
"Miracles and Other Lies"
natasiakith From: natasiakith Date: October 13th, 2014 10:33 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: does not include extras or fanworks

Spoon Storyline -

"SPOON in Every Pot" - Whammy Lass
"Nailed, Screwed, and Trued" - Whammy Lass
"Snappy Action"
"Valor's Widow" – listed here for continuity
"Peace Offerings" - a lot of overlap with other lines Antimatter, Plucky Girl, Dr. Doohickey
"Going Ape" – pax is also in "Not the Absence of Fear," from the Damask line
"Heroic Physics 101"
"An Unexpected Connection"
"The Bones of Truth"
"Over the Old Bridge"
"The Walking Trees"
"Leaflets Three, Let It Be"
"The Best Government Money Can Buy"
natasiakith From: natasiakith Date: October 13th, 2014 10:34 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: does not include extras or fanworks

Calliope (Calvin Sanna)

"Everyday Lies and Heroic Revelations"
"Learning to Be Her"
"April Showers"

Government / Ventral Intelligence Agency

"Compromising Positions"
"A Perspective, Not the Truth"
natasiakith From: natasiakith Date: October 13th, 2014 10:35 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: does not include extras or fanworks

Assorted oneshots -

"Hit Like a Girl" - Muscle Girl (Carrie Bennion)
"Take Up the Load" – Bethan from ("Keeping Warm" )
"Dr. Laser and the Nocturnal Emissions" – There is no freaking ban..
"The Kindness of Strangers" – The Traveler
"Dr. Doohickey and the Problem of Locomotion" – doubleshot with "Dr. Doohickey and the Mad Science Scrambler"
"A Seasoned Fighter"
"The Family Business" – doubleshot with "Shit What You Don't Need"
"Hercules Complex"
"Safety Rails"

"Interchange" – doubleshot with "Off Fire"
"Touching the Ties That Bind"
"All Crab Find Dey Own Hole"
"Give Her a Mask"
"Pulling It Backward" – doubleshot with "The Consequences of Anger"
natasiakith From: natasiakith Date: October 13th, 2014 10:35 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: does not include extras or fanworks

Aquariana -- Muriel Green

"Tides of Water and of Sand"
"Sink or Swim"
"Extraordinary Experiences"
"A Voice from Beyond"

Sculptress- Tierra Smith

"Throwing Souls Like So Much Clay"
"Worse Than the Disease"
"The Face of a Hero"
natasiakith From: natasiakith Date: October 13th, 2014 10:36 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: does not include extras or fanworks

Antimatter/Stalwart Stan

"Look at Me"
"Pulling Pigtails"
"Peace Offerings"
"A Solitary Fantasy"
"Fair Game"
"A Sense of Power" Filed here for Antimatter, but MissMixit (Damask) and several others are explained.
"Dare Not Speak"
"Pride and Shame"
"Love Shouldn't Hurt"
"Turning Leaves"
"The Taste of Rust" - Shiv
"I'm Here for You"
"Braiding Moonbeams"
"A Walk in the Park"
"Straight as an Arrow"
"Islands and Bridges"
natasiakith From: natasiakith Date: October 13th, 2014 10:36 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: does not include extras or fanworks

Danso

"Early Days"
"The Ones Who Would Do Anything"
"The Making of a Man"
"Like Unformed Clay"
"Swing a Cat"
"Wherever We Find Them"
"All the Colors"
"Je Ne Regrette Rien"
"Cuántos Niños"
natasiakith From: natasiakith Date: October 13th, 2014 10:37 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: does not include extras or fanworks

Unknown/ history

"A Little Something Extra" (unposted)

"Simple as a Glass of Chocolate" (unposted)

"Father Sun, Mother Moon"

"Heroes Still Living"

"Inside the Lines" (unposted)

"The Tallest Poppy" (unposted)

"Pulling the Strings" (unposted)

"Before the Fever Breaks" (unposted)

"What a Precious Privilege" (unposted)

"Easy to Do the Right Thing" (unposted)

"When Words Are Inadequate" (unposted)

"Board Vision" (unposted)

"What We Call Chaos" (unposted)

"Pine Cones and Pussy Tails" (unposted)

"Climbing the Family Tree" (unposted)

"The Natural State of Motherhood" (unposted)

"Look Both Ways" (unposted)

"firefly feast" (unposted)

"Nancy Stories" (unposted)

"The Girl with the Hair That Would Not Be Tamed" (unposted)

"Calling for Backup" (unposted)
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: October 14th, 2014 03:00 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: does not include extras or fanworks

W00T! This is awesomely useful. Folks have asked before, but I just never found time to do it.

As thanks for your work, you may pick any of the remaining epics that were offered in the poll -- "The Girl with the Hair That Would Not Be Tamed" has been selected and posted as the freebie.
natasiakith From: natasiakith Date: October 14th, 2014 10:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: does not include extras or fanworks

Oooohhh

How about

"A Little Something Extra"
Lagniappe, Stormtreader, and Mudslinger lay down the first connections for what will become the Easy City metroplex.
310 lines, $155

Since there are only two other History pieces in the main part, and I haven't got to the other two sections.

ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: October 15th, 2014 06:26 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: does not include extras or fanworks

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