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Monday Update 1-27-20

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Poem: "By Our Every Action"
Poem: "Dans une grande âme"
Story: "Coming in from the Cold: Saturday: Revisiting the Past" Part 2
Poem: "Conducive to Thought"
Birchbenders Keto Pancake Mix :P
Story: "Coming in from the Cold: Saturday: Revisiting the Past" Part 1
Community Bulletin Board Ideas
Community Building Tip: Public Art
Poetry Fishbowl Report for January 7, 2020
Read "Mr. Ian Woon and the Excellent Adventure"
Altered Thrift Store Paintings
Poem: "Because the Therapist Continues to Grow"
Poem: "The Robe of Wisdom"
Self-Awareness Question: Describe
Food Planning Season
Sea Level Rise and Migration
Cuddle Party


The half-price sale in Polychrome Heroics went quite well. Sponsored poems have been marked, and the posted ones are linked from the titles, but I still have oodles of new poems waiting to post. Keep an eye on that page to track progress during the week.

Website updates: [personal profile] fuzzyred has been working on various pages. Shiv is in progress. Some stuff from recent sales is getting added too.

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 will soon end for the Rose and Bay Award in [community profile] crowdfunding. You only have until the end of January 31, so if you haven't nominated, please do so now. 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 only one has 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! (2 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
Fandom Snowflake: Challenge 8 Rec Fanworks
Fandom Snowflake: Challenge 9 Canons
Fandom Snowflake: Challenge 10 Creator
Fandom Snowflake: Challenge 11 Resources
Fandom Snowflake: Challenge 12 Random Acts of Kindness
Fandom Snowflake: Challenge 13 Create a Fanwork
Fandom Snowflake: Challenge 14 Tropes

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, A Conflagration of Dragons, Hart's Farm, One God's Story of Mid-Life Crisis and P.I.E. are new this year!   I have finished collating the first half of the 2019 collection of fishbowl poems.


Poetry in Microfunding:

There is one open epic at present.  "Into the Thousand-Eyed Present" has also been opened for microfunding and will get posted when I can. There's a lot of backlog from the half-price sale.  (Some problems are nice to have.)

"Celebrate and Cherish" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Mallory. Mallory and family begin exploring the Circle School with a teacher.


The weather has been mostly moderate. There are still some puddles and ice patches around.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a large flock of sparrows, a large flock of mourning doves, a flock of cardinals, several dark-eyed juncos, a downy woodpecker, and a squirrel.  For the first time I spotted a downy woodpecker on the new suet feeder.
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