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Thanks to a donation from [personal profile] ng_moonmoth, the poem "Everything That You Are Chasing" is now complete.  Calliope and Vagary talk about the pursuit-withdrawal cycle.

Poem: "Whatever Falls on Them"

Feb. 27th, 2017 10:08 pm
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This poem is spillover from the December 6, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] alatefeline. It also fills the "shock" square in my 8-1-16 card for the Survival Bingo fest, and the "I'll Be There" square in my 12-1-16 card for the iPod Music Shuffle Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] technoshaman. It belongs to the Shiv thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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General Fund Poll

Feb. 27th, 2017 10:01 pm
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I have posted the general fund poll for the half-price sale on LiveJournal. 
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I. I don't know how many people watch both Supergirl and Vampire Diaries, but it's giving me whiplash going back and forth between Kai Parker (serial killer, familicide, amoral mass murderer), and Mon-El (adorkable alien love interest and a former bro trying to learn to be a good man), both played by Chris Wood.

II. (This will force me to admit that my favorite Narnia book is the most racist one.) I've discovered that my hindbrain mentally amends "Ruth Bader Ginsburg" to "Ruth Bader Ginsburg (may she live for ever)" The Tisroc RBG, I guess.

Poem: "Shared Vulnerability"

Feb. 27th, 2017 06:12 pm
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This poem is spillover from the February 7, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] redsixwing and [personal profile] technoshaman. It also fills the "odd couple" square in my 2-1-17 Romantic card for the Valentines Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] technoshaman. It belongs to the Shiv thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem contains some sensitive issues. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It includes anxiety, awkward conversations, references to Shiv's crappy past and the emotional fallout from that, frank discussion of kink, Shiv's head is full of landmines that Gray is just beginning to discover, and other challenges. But the hard candy relationship work is wrapped in a bunch of fluff.

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Dreamwidth: Quote #685

Feb. 27th, 2017 11:14 pm
[personal profile] figment_bot posting in [community profile] dwqdb
momijizukamori [12:15]  well, the end-results will be nice either way, but I'm trying to figure out how to make it easy to write on the backend

deborah [1:02 PM] momijizukamori: talk to me more about API issues. It's early; I can redesign.

rahaeli [1:02 PM] If it helps any, I trust that you and @deborah will come up with something great!

deborah [1:03 PM] If it's mediocre, we'll add cheese. That always improves things.
deborah [1:03]  Wait, that's food, not APIs.






From #general in Slack.

#685 -- #dreamwidth, 2017-02-27 - submitted by [info - DW]azurelunatic in Dreamwidth

Monday Yardening

Feb. 27th, 2017 04:33 pm
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Weather is nice again.  :D  Today I cleaned up the asparagus patch in the forest garden and planted half the new roots.

I refilled the birdfeeders.  Mourning doves have been active around the hopper feeder today.

I heard a woodpecker drumming, and looked around until I saw a downy banging away on a walnut tree.  \o/  

The first of my daffodils are beginning to bloom under the maple tree near the house.  They're not all the way open yet, about halfway. 

Poem: "An Audience Worth Cooking For"

Feb. 27th, 2017 03:01 am
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This poem is spillover from the February 7, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer and Anna Libertas. It also fills the "WILD CARD: Food" square in my 6-1-16 card for the Cottoncandy Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] technoshaman. It belongs to the Damask thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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Poem: "Even If You Stumble a Little"

Feb. 26th, 2017 05:34 pm
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This poem is spillover from the February 7, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from Anonymous on Dreamwdith. It also fills the "sudden threat" square in my 8-1-17 card for the Survival Bingo fest, and the "chocolates" square in my 2-1-17 Romantic card for the Valentines Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles. It belongs to the Cassandra thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

WARNING: This poem contains intense material. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It features parents stalking a survivor of child abuse, trespassing, emotional shock, confusion, attempted tampering with someone else's property, emotional manipulation, gaslighting, calling for help and getting it, justifiable threats of force including superpowers, intense negative emotions and mixed feelings, reconsideration of legal action, can't adult right now, reference to intrusive fear, and other angst. This may cause stress for survivors of abusive parents and/or stalking. However, Cassandra has awesome friends who are not putting up with any shit from her parents, and who provide excellent backup to solve the problems. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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So far the half-price sale in Polychrome Heroics is doing well. I just got a donation for "Even If You Stumble a Little," which I'll have to post after lunch.

[personal profile] ng_moonmoth is running a pool if you want to get in on that.

[livejournal.com profile] my_partner_doug just came up with a new idea of letting the general fund earn the quarter-price rate if it reaches $100 during the sale. Currently the general fund contains $28.50. Here is a ticker to track the general fund for this sale:




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  1. food )
  2. Also food. )
  3. Still food! )
  4. I am still chewing over last week's Elementary, and redemption arcs and chosen family and boundaries and necessities and narrative imperative in tension with multiple kinds of emotional satisfaction, and the things I find myself wanting -- superficially -- from the story, given points-of-view, and the odd and bittersweet relief at instead getting what I need. The murder plots make no sense, but then they mostly didn't ever; I am still very much here for the characters.
  5. My new CEA card arrived in the post yesterday, which means I will stop feeling faintly guilty about "wasting money" every time I go to the cinema. This is a Good Thing, given how much I'm looking forward to Hidden Figures.
  6. I'm having a really tough time writing an abstract this week, for a variety of reasons, but in the face of that I got a draft in more than 18 hours before the deadline that I was actually reasonably happy with, via the iterative-improvement approach to writing. It needs substantially rewriting, but I've demonstrated that my techniques work, and I've got reasonable confidence that the substatial rewriting wasn't in fact me wildly misinterpreting what was going on.
  7. I said no to someone, and it was fine. (And indeed several other someones, which was less fine but which left me feeling better than I would've if I'd stayed silent.) I told someone I'd screwed something up, face-to-face and more-or-less straight away rather than stewing for six hours over sending an e-mail, and it was fine. Both were really difficult, and I did them.
  8. I appear, via UCH, to have found a sustainable set of strength-building exercises to do that are resulting in measurable improvements. I'm dealing with a lot of complicated Feelings about this pretty well.
  9. Some stripy tulips were much reduced in the supermarket last week; they've been sat in a glass jar on the dining table slowly drying out and turning interesting shapes ever since, and they make me feel soothed and safe and at home.
  10. I am forever gently amused by the thing where, when A is around, we sleep under a single lightweight duvet and are frequently too warm. When he's away, I end up nesting in a pile of that duvet, my three-season much-larger covered-in-dinosaurs duvet, a weighted blanket, and a big soft non-allergenic stripy blue blanket -- and I end up comfortably warm, and with a lot of weight on me, and it's very nice to have occasionally.
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[personal profile] stardreamer is posting the story "Birthday Surprise," of which the first three (of planned four) chapters are up.  Stan takes Lawrence out for a very special  day.  And night.  :D  As far as I know, this is canon, although it's a bit later in the timeline than what I've been writing so far.

Half-Price Sale in Polychrome Heroics

Feb. 25th, 2017 08:53 pm
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[personal profile] ng_moonmoth plans to sponsor some poetry in the half-price sale. Here's the setup:

Thanks for the clarification. I was actually interested in "The Ocean From Above", and will send $84+31.25 to cover that. Also thinking about "Insha'Allah" for another $31.25. If anyone wants to jump in and help with those, or any portion of "Everything That You Are Chasing", please comment back or PM me, so I can share the PayPal account that should get your contribution. I'll send the sponsorship money Sunday evening.

So get in touch if that appeals to you. The original post is here if you want to comment under it with a reply.

The Wizard War in Comics

Feb. 25th, 2017 01:10 am
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I was amused by this article about a wizard war between two guys who make comics.  This explains so much of the mayhem in the multiverse.  ;) 

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