OKCupid Opens Up
Read "Wrestling with Friendship" by Dialecticdreamer
Read "A Sunday Afternoon" by Siliconshaman
Unsold Poems from the January 5, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl
Worldbuilding in Fiction
Last week's Poetry Fishbowl went well. I am done writing for it. There are still some poems left to post.
The poll is open to decide themes for fishbowls in early 2016. The poll for the free epic is currently tied, so more votes would help. The poll for the bonus fishbowl series is also open.
The Rose & Bay Awards are now open for nominations of excellent crowdfunded projects active during 2015 in the following categories. Please come propose your favorite projects for recognition. All categories need more activity, but especially Art and Other Project.
Art (0 nominees)
Fiction (3 nominees)
Poetry (2 nominees)
Webcomic (3 nominees)
Other Project (1 nominee)
Patron (3 nominees)
Poetry in Microfunding:
"Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics. Cheersquad helps a lot of people. "Like a Shag on a Rock" belongs to Polychrome Heroics. The Spectrum are not doing well in Australia. "The Bricolage of Banished Lives" belongs to Polychrome Heroics. It features Ilyana Cherenkov and Blue Blaze.
Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry). Back to me for edits: "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles" "Off the Clock" (poetry). Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet). In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes," "Broken Hopes," "Brewing Beauty," "Little Paws in the Licenses" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders," "Raising the Future" "Beach Pies" "Unsolid Ground" "Riding from the Rescue" "To Ride Death" (poetry), "Rammer" (nonfiction). Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).
The weather has been variable. Seen at the bird feeders this week: sparrows, cardinals, and a downy woodpecker on the suet feeder.