Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
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Poll: General Fund for August Polychrome Sale

I have finally finished posting poetry sponsored during the August sale.  \o/  The general fund donations from that, plus several bits left over from people's donations, added up to an amount with an awkward fraction.  Since some of the funds came from people who earned the quarter-price rate, and the sale was a stupendous success, I have decided to fix the fraction by multiplying by four and using the full prices.  This gives us whole numbers to work with.  Based on this, the general fund contains $151.50.

There are a lot of poems which cost less than that amount.  So I'm just going to list the eligible ones below, and give you checkboxes to vote with.  Mark however many poems you would like to see published.  (Preferably, don't mark all  of them; I need help whittling down the list.)  I will later use the information from this poll to make a shorter one with more specific choices.  Your options are likely to involve either one big poem, or 2-3 smaller ones.

Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll.  I will keep it open until at least Monday night.  If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it.  Otherwise I may leave it open longer.


These are the poems available for you to sponsor out of the general fund.  Which of these do you want me to put in a more specific poll?  Remember you can vote for several.

"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.
190 lines, $95

"As My Awareness Increases"
Summary: Ashley works on practical and psychological exercises to deal with her superpowers.
156 lines, $78

"Picking Up the Litter"
Summary: Following a berettafly attack on a pregnant dog, puppies are born with bug eyes.
118 lines, $50

"A Shadow the Length of a Lifetime"
Summary: Alicia encounters a pedophile.
124 lines, $62

"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.
286 lines, $143

"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.
234 lines, $117

"So Closely Allied"
Summary: Twins Phoebe and Floyd have an unusual connection and superpowers enhanced through touch.
164 lines, $82

"Baroque Motives"
Summary: Contretemps is in full display as the magnificent bastard that he is, manipulating everyone to create the future that he desires.
180 lines, $90

"Composing a Movement"
Summary: Claire crosses paths with Jaimeson and Buttercup while they're exploring campus, and offer some input on solving challenges.
128 lines, $64

"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.
294 lines, $147

"Basking in the Light"
Summary: Shane finds some accommodations to make life a little easier as a lizardman.
206 lines, $103

"Maa Yea" 
Summary: A bereaved mother puts on a mask to fight evil men.

128 lines, $64

Poll #2052727 General Fund for August 2016 Sale
This poll is closed.

How many of these poems would you like to see published?

A Way That Helps You Blossom
6(18.8%)
As My Awareness Increases
4(12.5%)
Picking Up the Litter
2(6.2%)
A Shadow the Length of a Lifetime
5(15.6%)
Through Infirmity of the Flesh
3(9.4%)
Between the Visible and Invisible
1(3.1%)
So Closely Allied
0(0.0%)
Baroque Motives
1(3.1%)
Composing a Movement
3(9.4%)
What You Think You Know
3(9.4%)
Basking in the Light
1(3.1%)
Maa Yea
3(9.4%)

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