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Monday Update 1-13-20

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Poem: "rakugaki"
Poem: "To Call a Halt"
Poem: "PLUMERE"
Poem: "One of Those Questions You Just Don't Ask"
Poem: "The Three Nevers"
Poem: "Molly Finn"
How to Deal with Fandom Wank
Poem: "Broken Light"
Poem: "smoke, fire, water"
How to Think Outside the Box
How to Treat a Centaur Heart Attack
Relationship Maintenance
Unsold Poems for the January 7, 2020 Poetry Fishbowl
Home Care as Self-Care
Poem: "Invention"
Poem: "On the Head of a Pin"
Snapchat Dysmorphia
Self-Awareness Question: To-Do List
Poem: "Trump of Doom"
Poem: "Glas"
Good News


Last week's Poetry Fishbowl went well, almost sold out in fact. \o/

How are you doing with your New Year's resolutions / goals? Since so many people abandon theirs by the end of January, I wanted to make a space for bragging up our accomplishments and encouraging each other. It is also fine if what you learned this year is "this goal / method doesn't work for me."

Nominations are currently open for the Rose and Bay Award in [community profile] crowdfunding. This award recognizes exemplary projects and enthusiastic patrons. It currently features six categories: Art, Fiction, Poetry, Webcomic, Other Project, and Patron.  Only 2 categories have nominations and none have them from more than one nominator, so they all desperately need more participation.

These are the handlers for the 2020 award season:

Art: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate art! Vote for art! (0 nominations)
Fiction: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate fiction! Vote for fiction! (3 nominations)
Poetry: [personal profile] readera Nominate poetry! Vote for poetry! (0 nominations)
Webcomic: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate webcomics! Vote for webcomics! (0 nominations)
Other Project: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate other projects! Vote for other projects! (0 nominations)
Patron: [personal profile] ng_moonmoth Nominate patrons! Vote for patrons! (1 nomination)
Please think about your favorite crowdfunded projects and patrons from 2019. Especially if you are a creator, nominate some of your patrons, and boost the signal so your fans will know to nominate your project.


[community profile] snowflake_challenge is currently running. This year the challenges appear every other day, so it spans the whole month of January. This is bringing lots of new people to my blog. :D Welcome, friends! Feel free to ask me if you have questions.
Fandom Snowflake: Challenge 1 Introduce Yourself
Fandom Snowflake Challenge 2: Fannish History
Fandom Snowflake: Challenge 3 Communities
Fandom Snowflake: Challenge 4 Goals
Fandom Snowflake: Challenge 5 Friends
Fandom Snowflake: Challenge 6 Wishlist
Fandom Snowflake: Challenge 7 Promote Yourself

I am working on the year-end perks for my K-fans. Here are the poetry series currently available as collections. Arts and Crafts America, The Moon Door, Clay of Life, and A Conflagration of Dragons are new this year!


Poetry in Microfunding:

There is one open epic at present.

"Celebrate and Cherish" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Mallory and has 13 new verses. Mallory and family meet a teacher at the Circle School.


The weather has been mostly moderate. It rained buckets over the weekend, and the fields flooded, covering the road in one place (but we could still get through there). Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a large flock of sparrows, a large flock of mourning doves, several dark-eyed juncos, several cardinals, a downy woodpecker, and a squirrel.  
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