Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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My Crowdfunding Activities in 2020

It is much easier to keep an accurate tally if I do it during the year rather than trying to backtrack after the fact. See my crowdfunding activities from 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

I serve as a maintainer of the Crowdfunding communities on LiveJournal and on Dreamwidth.


The [community profile] allbingo community on Dreamwidth is always open for people to play creative bingo, and it is crowdfunding-friendly. Some people use bingo cards to inspire their crowdfunded projects, or in prompt calls, etc. See the Community Calendar for 2020.

Crowdfunding Creative Jam on [community profile] crowdfunding or on LiveJournal
A two-day event (typically the third weekend of the month) where anyone can leave prompts on the current theme, or create anything based on prompts. Some material is usually shared free and some is available for sponsorship.

Sketch Fest hosted by [personal profile] ellenmillion
Leave prompts for artists to sketch (in any medium) with a one-hour limit on each sketch during Sketch Fest proper. Sketches may be finished later. They are often offered for sale. Sponsors of Sketch Fest get to leave up to 15 prompts instead of the 5 that everyone else gets.

My Own Projects

I have a permanent "Feed the Bard" donation button on my Dreamwidth profile page. You can use that to support any of my projects, just make sure you tell me what the donation is for.

The Blueshift Troupers (sporadic)
This is science fiction about a team of shapeshifters who travel the galaxy solving problems. So far it has a bit of background material and a couple of poems. I'd like to find time to script the pilot episode.

The Poetry Fishbowl (monthly)
Live poetry activity where people give me prompts on a theme and I write poems based on whatever I get. Minimum of one free poem posted, and others available for sponsorship. Lots of different perks. Fishbowl Open posts have a donation button. The regular session is on the first Tuesday of each month. Sometimes there is a bonus session or a sale mid-month.

Schrodinger's Heroes (sporadic)
This project features an apocryphal television show supported by an imaginary fandom. It's science fiction about quantum physics and saving the world. The cast of characters is sexually and ethnically diverse. Content includes fiction, poetry, LOL_HEROES (LOLCATS images of characters who are cats, or have gotten changed into cats), and other goodies. I write for this project during the Poetry Fishbowl, Crowdfunding Creative Jam, bingo fests, and sundry other occasions.

Nineforthenebulasheart is based on several of my Creative Jam prompts bundled by [personal profile] alexconall into a feminist mythpunk science fantasy project. It's a collaborative fandom with multiple participants creating poetry, fiction, and other goodies, licensed via Creative Commons.

The Ursulan Cycle is a genderbent rendition of the Arthurian Cycle. It's an open source fandom with multiple contributors making poetry, fiction, and other stuff.

Projects I Sponsored

Magpie Monday by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer focuses on fiction, mostly fantasy.

Feathering the Nest by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer features nonsexual intimacies.
"Nesting" shows Shiv and Graham practicing childcare skills.
"Teacher Interview" introduces Genna and Alicia. See my related lesson plan.

Common Bonds by Claudie Arseneault
An anthology of speculative fiction featuring aromantic characters and centering platonic relationships.

IWATC is a narrative-focused tabletop roleplaying game that makes the emotional angst of urban fantasy teen-drama TV shows part of the game.

How to Create Your First Board Game
This is the fourth edition of a book explaining game theory for tabletop games.

This project collects samples of languages from around the world.

St. Joseph Indian School
Crowdfunding education for Lakota children.

Other Projects I Supported as a Fan

Spinnerette is a black-and-white webcomic about a woman who develops spider powers.

Doom on You is a card game of wildlife and natural disaster.

Box of Bones is a graphic novel that mixes horror with black history. It was funded on Kickstarter.

Dominion: An Anthology of Black Speculative Fiction funded on Kickstarter.

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