We are repeating the special discount for purchases of $100 or more, in which you get poetry at 25% of its original price instead of 50%. (Note that this increases the amount of poetry you get, rather than reducing the amount of money spent; the point is to get this stuff off of my desk. Yes, I can afford it.) That size of donation also makes you a k-fan which comes with some other perks, like a year-end collection of a poetic series. If several folks want to bundle their orders to make the $100 threshold and have one person send it all, that's okay; you'll get the discount and I'll list all your names as donors, but you'll have to decide amongst you who gets the k-fan credit.
Some of the poems are in sequence of related action, so in places there are prerequisites before a poem can be published. They can be sponsored at any time, just might have to wait for publication until something else gets posted first. Those are marked accordingly. I have also made lists of poems which unlock sequels, and poems which have prerequisites.
Linkback perk: The following poems have verses left to reveal. Boost the signal for this half-price sale and tell me which poem you want to extend.
"The Tornado Blew Away"
"Tour Guides for All of Knowledge"
About characters and storylines: The storylines feature multiple characters, so if you want poems about ONE specific character, look closely. The thumbnail descriptions here give some indication who features in each poem. The storyline pages are adding precise, complete information about which characters appear in each poem. If you need more than what's already visible, you can ask me.
About timing: If you want maximum choice, shop early. We usually send a batch of things to my parents near the end of a sale.
Before placing your order, please check this sale page to see what is still unsold! I will try to update the page as things sell, and it's likely to be the case that some poems will be marked SOLD before appearing in posts. People often buy things in batches, which means that selling gets ahead of posting. Also sometimes people ask for the same thing at the same time, so that not all overlaps are preventable. If you have alternate instructions in case you request something that has just sold, please include that in your message; otherwise I'll email you back and ask what you want to do.
Currently available are the following poems. Some are in series chronological order, and others are just kind of stuck wherever, because sequencing Polychrome Heroics is like trying to sequence a dozen different comic book titles from the same publisher. I have fans working on touching up the organization; for now, see the rough draft of the Storyline Guide and thread pages for Antimatter & Stalwart Stan, Aquariana, Berettaflies, Calliope, Cuoio and Chiara, Dr. Infanta, Officer Pink, Pain's Gray, and Shiv.
Poems that unlock sequels: "
Poems that have prerequisites: "
Note that "Best Teach It to Dance" and "The Most Serious Occupation of Manhood" occur considerably later than the other poems about Shiv. They would probably make more sense posted after this other stuff, but by now you know the story line enough to post them if you want them that badly.
61 poems, $10,897 ÷ 2 = $5,448.50
ANTIMATTER AND STALWART STAN (3 poems,
"All the Difference" SOLD
Summary: Lawrence makes his first foray into rescue work.
"Whirled Pieces" SOLD
Summary: Antimatter and Stalwart Stan try to break up a supervillain deal.
"A Way That Helps You Blossom"
Summary: Stan and Lawrence design a self-care badge for Activity Scouts, with help from Stan's father Stuart.
"The Outcome of Vulnerability"
Summary: Stan and Lawrence do some relationship homework together.
AQUARIANA (4 poems,
"Tidefeel and Undertowen" SOLD
Summary: Aquariana and Irene help Steel cope with overwhelming emotions.
"An Ugly Shadow Cast by Myself" SOLD
Summary: Aquariana and Irene update Steel and Moderato about the Japanese whalers, particularly the broken one.
"To Do the Brave Things" SOLD
Summary: A message comes from Japan about the whaling incident, which Aquariana and Irene share with Steel and Moderato.
"Shiny Little Things" SOLD
Summary: Steel and Evil!Schrodinger meet each other.
BERETTAFLIES (3 poems,
"The Changing Face of Fear"
Summary: Adalina speaks with her counselor about updating her therapy regarding Facet.
"As My Awareness Increases" SOLD
Summary: Ashley works on practical and psychological exercises to deal with her superpowers.
"Picking Up the Litter"
Summary: Following a berettafly attack on a pregnant dog, puppies are born with bug eyes.
CUOIO AND CHIARA (3 poems,
"A Man with Decoration" SOLD
Summary: Cuoio takes Chiara and Salvo dress shopping at the Mosaic.
"An Extension of the Personality" SOLD
Summary: Cuoio, Chiara, and Salvo dress up for a Family dance.
"Small Beautiful Bones" SOLD
Summary: Cuoio meets someone from Salvo's past. Minor mayhem ensues.
DAMASK (2 poems,
"Never Fail to Protest" SOLD
Summary: Damask speak with a protester outside the Sanger Women's Center.
"The Best Place for Us to Be Now"
Summary: Mallory and Heron discuss their plans for the future.
DR. INFANTA (2 poems,
"The Rare Elements of Grace"
Summary: Alicia Martins and Judd invite Darelle Ardoin and Zigana to the pony club. A grand time is had by all.
"A Shadow the Length of a Lifetime" SOLD
Summary: Alicia encounters a pedophile.
OFFICER PINK (6 poems,
"Get Over That Old Doubt" SOLD
Summary: Ansel seeks permission to search for Turq's family.
"A Life by What We Give" SOLD
Summary: Ansel and Turq go to the park with a friend. Food and memories ensue.
"Show a Genuine Concern" SOLD
Summary: Ansel gets called to help Kyle, who is freaking out over college problems. Ansel coaxes Kyle into a coffeehouse to talk about what's going wrong in his life and how to fix it.
"They Really Almost Got Me"
Summary: Ansel goes to Bouchet College with Kyle to straighten out the academic problems.
Available for posting after "Show a Genuine Concern" has been sponsored and published.
"Shine a Light on It"
Summary: Ansel takes Kyle to a community counseling office for emotional support.
Available for posting after "Show a Genuine Concern" and "They Really Almost Got Me" have been sponsored and published.
"Fresh Air in Your Brain"
Summary: Ansel shows Turq around his lakeside neighborhood.
PAIN'S GRAY (3 poems,
"No Feeling of Being Alive" SOLD
Summary: Ricasso asks Gray to help with another gang member who has blunted feelings, which makes Side-eye gravitate toward pain because it gets through to him.
"For the Sake of Reformation" SOLD
Summary: Ricasso and Zhonn ask for Gray's help.
"Sweet Submission" SOLD
Summary: Cason's daughter Leta gets frustrated over dietary limitations. Gray attempts to offer an alternative, which does not go as planned. Ricasso steps in to soothe Gray's jangled nerves.
SHIV (22 poems,
"Moments When the World Is Made Whole"
Summary: Travis takes Shiv out to the exercise yard. They have some ups and downs, but it mostly goes well.
"Devil May Care" SOLD
Summary: Dr. Bloch deals with the aftermath of Jimar using drugs and having a bad reaction.
"Reveal the Tactile Density of It"
Summary: Dr. Bloch introduces Shiv to a wide variety of feelie toys.
"Deceit and Defiance" SOLD
Summary: After Shiv plays with the sensory bin, Ambrose notices that Shiv has a raging headache and insists on taking him to the infirmary. A good time is had by none.
"Responsibility and Accountability" SOLD
Summary: Dr. Bloch calls Dr. G to discuss the disastrous encounter in the infirmary and how to deal with the aftermath.
"To Give the Problem Back" SOLD
Summary: Graham and Shiv discuss what happened when Dr. Bloch tried to treat Shiv.
"To Try Making Things Right" SOLD
Summary: Shiv and Dr. Bloch try to work out their differences and discuss how to keep another incident from happening.
Summary: Tolliver and Simon bring some new materials for Shiv to explore in the craft room.
Available for posting after "To Give the Problem Back" has been sponsored and published.
"The Law of Life"
Summary: Travis realizes that things are changing, not just for him subjectively, but in the ways that he interacts with his coworkers and the inmates.
"Through Infirmity of the Flesh"
Summary: Mr. Vanburen returns to find the prison unsettled after Warden Daley's harassment of Shiv, and then Jimar gets sick.
Summary: Shiv reacts to Warden Daley's harassment, and Mr. Vanburen escorts him to speak with the prison's Safety Officer. On the way there, they overhear an argument in the warden's office which stresses Shiv even more.
Available for posting after "Through Infirmity of the Flesh" has been sponsored and published.
"The Vindication of Right"
Summary: Warden Daley reaps the consequences of his poor decisions.
"To Suffer the Selfishness"
Summary: Dr. Bloch decides that since previous measures to discourage drug smuggling and abuse have failed, it's time to try a different approach. The Peckerwoods learn that he really is not a safe person to piss off.
"The Best Time for Something Juicy"
Summary: Dr. Bloch teaches Shiv about fruit.
Available for posting after "The Infirmity of the Flesh" and "Good-for-Nothing Thoughts" have been sponsored and published.
Summary: Tolliver brings some new materials for Shiv to explore in the craft room.
"The Responsibility of Tomorrow"
Summary: Dr. G finally admits that educational planning is not working for Shiv, and they turn to discussing what other goals might prove more productive.
"Unless You Are Prepared"
Summary: Shiv receives a call from Dr. G, along with the Finnlings who are curious about his art.
Available after "The Responsibility of Tomorrow" has been sponsored and published.
"Silent and Vital"
Summary: Shiv goes to Dr. Bloch for a checkup before moving back to the standard wing.
Available after "The Responsibility of Tomorrow" and "Unless You Are Prepared" have been sponsored and published.
"The Purpose of Power"
Summary: When Shiv wears himself out dealing with people, Ambrose pulls him into a quiet room. They discuss the purpose of superpowers.
Available after "The Responsibility of Tomorrow" has been sponsored and published.
"Leaving and Not Knowing"
Summary: Mr. Vanburen helps Shiv leave his cell in the private wing.
Available after "The Responsibility of Tomorrow," "Unless You Are Prepared," and "Silent and Vital" have been sponsored and published.
"Best Teach It to Dance"
Summary: Graham takes Shiv out to a faire and Shiv has to cope with being around a lot of people.
"The Most Serious Occupation of Manhood"
Summary: Dr. G visits Blues Moon and meets Boss White face to face for the first time.
MISCELLANEOUS (13 poems,
"Between the Visible and Invisible"
Summary: Flambeaux and Rougarou set out to stop Wanga from hexing people, but they need some help from a skull-and-bones gang.
"So Closely Allied"
Summary: Twins Phoebe and Floyd have an unusual connection and superpowers enhanced through touch.
Summary: Contretemps is in full display as the magnificent bastard that he is, manipulating everyone to create the future that he desires.
"Composing a Movement"
Summary: Claire crosses paths with Jaimeson and Buttercup while they're exploring campus, and offer some input on solving challenges.
"Tempering the Impact" SOLD
Summary: Fortressa and Socket discuss their unconventional relationship.
"A Prickly Problem" SOLD
Summary: Friends drop by to visit Halley and Edison to make sure they're okay amidst all the uproar in Mercedes.
"What You Think You Know"
Summary: Callista works on adapting to her disability and her new home. Handspring introduces her to the idea of an introvert party.
"Who Lives Here?" SOLD
Summary: Aidan and Saraphina explore wildlife in their yard.
"Basking in the Light"
Summary: Shane finds some accommodations to make life a little easier as a lizardman.
"Experience Keeps a Dear School" SOLD
Summary: Contretemps learns the consequences of untrained superkids.
"Pilot Soul" SOLD
Summary: Rad the Squirrel learns to fly.
"Eyes Turned Skyward" SOLD
Summary: Rad the Squirrel finds ways to communicate with humans.
Available for posting after "Pilot Soul" has been sponsored and published.
Summary: A bereaved mother puts on a mask to fight evil men.
128 lines, was $64, sale price $32