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Monday Update 1-2-17

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
You Get What You Support
Dark Fantasy Bingo Card 1-1-17
Rubik's Cube Robot
Poetry Fishbowl Report for December 6, 2016

The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, January 3 with a theme of "a glitch in the matrix."  Please mark your calendars and come give me prompts tomorrow!

Voting is still open for fishbowl themes to be used early in 2017. If you have not yet voted, please do so now. I'm hoping to close the poll late Monday night.

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Rose & Bay Awards.  Come nominate your crowdfunding favorites in these categories:
Other Project

I have finished posted poems from the Holiday Poetry Sale. Finally. Dreamwidth and LiveJournal have been misbehaving this week, so many poems did not echo properly. Please check the sale page to make sure you get to read and comment on all the poems that interest you.

Regarding year-end perks: I haven't forgotten about them, but have gotten nothing  done on them yet.  The holiday sale took up literally the entire second half of December.  (Some problems are nice to have: it was a stupendous boost to our bank account and greatly reduced the backlog of unpublished poems.) I will do my best to get to these in the foreseeable future.

Poetry in Microfunding:
"Holding Hope and Love" is now complete. Sunny takes Cheersquad to the beach.  "A Hope and a Promise" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  It has 4 new verses, in which Aidan and Saraphina discover a new toy.  "The Sharpest Dose of Reality" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Shiv.  Pain's Gray attempts to take care of Shiv and Shiv continues to freak out over the intimacy.  "Become Music Again" is now complete.  Watch Shiv try to figure out how to play a saxophone.  With two of the previous four completed, there is one slot available if someone wishes to open a new epic during the fishbowl on Tuesday.  \o/

The weather has been cool and wet.  Today it's raining again.  This week at the birdfeeder I have seen many sparrows nad a small flock of mourning doves.  Not much action over the last several days; wet gray weather makes birds want to hide.  However, the seem to like the new birdseed.  We bought a bag of premium songbird mix, which is mostly sunflower seeds with a little safflower and peanut.  I've been mixing a little of that into the cheap seed.
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