Monday Update 10-23-17

Oct. 23rd, 2017 11:22 am
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Poem: "Feel the Might of Creation"
Lunar Tunnels
Poem: "Capable of Stretching"
Saturday Yardening
Poem: "Death Whispers at the Tip"
Today's Adventures
Poem: "To Protect the Most Vulnerable"
Thursday Yardening
What to Do About Kneeling
How to Accommodate Special Needs While Attending an Event
Wednesday Yardening
Hard Things


The half-price sale in Polychrome Heroics is now over. I sold six poems outright, with one in microfunding and two more in a pool that should get squared up later today. Most of the sold poems have been posted, I just have one left to do.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"The Inner Transition" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Berettaflies.  Stylet comes out of the shower.  "The Higher a Monkey Climbs" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Pips and Jules discuss what to get for G and Joshua after the fire.  "TERF Wars" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Antimatter & Stalwart Stan.  At school, Stan walks into an unexpected argument about gender issues.

It has been raining here since yesterday afternoon, off and on, and that's expected to continue through the early part of this week.  We can use the rain.  The weather had been warmer for a few days but is now chilly again. Currently blooming: dandelions, marigolds, petunias, lantana, million bells, firecracker plant, morning glories, frost asters, goldenrod.  Very few fields remain to be harvested.

November sign up

Oct. 23rd, 2017 10:48 am
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It's time to sign up for the November WIP challenge!

Some people join the challenge midmonth, or comment on check-in posts without signing up, which is fine -- I'm glad there's a way for the challenge to be useful in a variety of ways.

But for those of you who find the commitment of signing up useful, please leave a comment with the below information.

Signups will be open until the end of October.



  • Level of challenge: 1 chapter, 1000 words, 1 fic finished, whatever you like
  • Fandom(s) involved: if you know at this point
  • What you're looking for from the challenge: this could be as vague or specific as you like: someone to be accountable to, someone to remind you to write, someone to bounce ideas off, etc.
  • What you could offer other participants yourself: ditto!
  • How people should contact you: DW message, e-mail, IM etc.
  • Time zone: useful for seeing who might be up for a writing session at a time convenient to you


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I couldn't continue to run this challenge without assistance with the daily check-in posts. Many thanks to everyone who's helped with the check-ins before!

Please let me know if you'd be interested in helping out. A week per person would be ideal (I usually assign weeks running Sunday-Saturday just for consistency). I'm happy to help come up with suggestions for discussion topics (& Friday or Saturday is usually the general chat/snippet/beta-seeking etc. post).

(& if you've completed a fic through the challenge, don't forget our collection on AO3! If you need AO3 invites, let me know.)

Poem: "Wanton Kittens"

Oct. 23rd, 2017 02:33 am
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This poem is spillover from the August 15, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl and the August [community profile] crowdfunding Creative Jam. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] mama_kestrel, [personal profile] we_are_spc (Fallon and Jay), and [personal profile] curiosity. It also fill the "comfort" square in my 7-31-17 card for the Cottoncandy Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] mama_kestrel.

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Breeding Apples

Oct. 23rd, 2017 01:06 am
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 Here's an interesting article about creating new apple varieties.  This was a lot easier when people bred primarily for taste and resistance to pests or bad weather.  Now they're breeding more for appearance, and that costs in flavor.

Poem: "Feel the Might of Creation"

Oct. 22nd, 2017 11:47 pm
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This poem is spillover from the September 5, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] technoshaman and [personal profile] dialecticdreamer. It also fills the "learning how to be loved" square in my 7-31-17 card for the Cottoncandy Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] mama_kestrel. It belongs to the Damask thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem is all about childbirth, in rather graphic detail. If that's a touchy topic for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward. Also, hankie warning for anyone prone to crying over happy scenes.

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Check-In – Day 22

Oct. 22nd, 2017 10:10 pm
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Welcome back to the party, everybody. What have you been doing?

— Thinking. Maybe a little, maybe a lot.
— Writing.
— Planning and / or researching.
— Editing.
— Sending things to the beta.
— Posting!
— Relaxing, taking a break, etc.
— Other stuff-ing. Look at the comment.

And what is your plan of action for your writing this week, if you have one?

» icons / lenny (all forms), david

Oct. 22nd, 2017 02:13 pm
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147 LEGION (FX) HERE.

Lunar Tunnels

Oct. 22nd, 2017 01:12 pm
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 Tunnels have been confirmed on the Moon.  While these make a promising site for settlement, I would prefer to make sure there are plenty of them before wrecking the first one we've found.

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Oct. 22nd, 2017 01:25 pm
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64 Steven Universe Icons

Spoilers for 'Wanted'

30 Peridot
22 Lars
12 Blue Pearl



The rest are here at [personal profile] dolewhip.

Half-Price Sale in Polychrome Heroics

Oct. 22nd, 2017 12:23 pm
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Today is the last day of the half-price sale in Polychrome Heroics, so if you're still planning to buy anything, now's the time. 

So far I have sold four poems.  Three of those have been posted.  "A Moment of Atonement" hasn't been posted yet.  There are also two poems in a pool, the Iron Horses entries "Come Out of the Darkness" and "Sheltered and True."  Contact [personal profile] ng_moonmoth if you are interested in contributing toward those.

a family's choice

Oct. 22nd, 2017 06:23 pm
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Title: a family's choice ao3 dw
Rating: pg-13
Pairing(s)/Characters: barty crouch, mrs crouch, barty crouch junior
Word Count/ Art Medium: 806
Warnings (if any): n/a
Disclaimer: i own nothing.
Summary: His wife is dying and pleads with Barty to allow her to save their son. He is adamant that Junior did wrong and he has a duty to keep his son in prison.

Prompt for 2017-10-22

Oct. 22nd, 2017 11:36 am
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Today's prompt is "a disturbed night".

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Oct. 22nd, 2017 04:20 pm
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NAME: Ayana.
AGE: 34.
INTERESTS & HOBBIES: Painting, drawing, photography, animals, graphic- & web design, piercings, tattoos.
LOOKING FOR: I'm not too picky, long as we have some things in common.
ANYTHING ELSE?: I'm Schizotypal, socially awkward, I mainly post personal thoughts, art, photos, weightloss progress, (icon) textures and so on.


Photo under here! )

The Most Dangerous Man in the World

Oct. 22nd, 2017 03:15 am
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A whole lot of "water is wet" observations, but I do admire the precision of analysis in listing specific actions of #45 and why they are troubling.

Poem: "Capable of Stretching"

Oct. 21st, 2017 03:55 pm
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This poem was written outside the regular prompt calls but follows on prompts from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer, [personal profile] ari_the_dodecahedron, [personal profile] zeeth_kyrah, and [personal profile] nsfwords. It also fills the "healthy touch" square in my 7-31-17 card for the Cottoncandy Bingo fest. It has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. This poem belongs to the Shiv thread of the Polychrome Heroics series. It relates to events in "An Atmosphere of Shame" and "Everything That Is Real About Us," so read those first or this won't make much sense.

Warning: This poem contains some intense material. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It includes anxiety, forboding, fear of communication, many references to Shiv's awful past, because the inside of Shiv's head is always a warning, feeling trapped, boundary issues, impaired consent, talking about scars, extreme body modesty, touch aversion, references to past malpractice in mental care, touching which is unwanted but permitted, graphic description of past abuse, poor self-assessment skills regarding physical and mental complaints, defensive lying which has become a reflex to the point that Shiv often can't tell the truth even when it would benefit him more than a lie, vulgar language, resistance to help, minor violence (not directed at a person), emotional flashbacks, overload, desperation, scary basement memories, and other challenges. This poem may be extra-stressful for people with a history of therapeutic abuse, toilet abuse, and/or child molestation. If these are touchy topics for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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Saturday Yardening

Oct. 21st, 2017 03:52 pm
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Today is partly sunny, breezy, and warm. 

We went out and looked at yardwork projects together.  We picked out a place to plant the big bag of bulbs, and Doug mowed that along with the paths in the prairie garden.  Since we're supposed to get some rain tonight and tomorrow, I'm waiting on that before planting them, so the ground will be softer.

I also picked up sticks around the house, since that yard will need to be mowed later.

Late monarchs are fluttering around the prairie garden.

EDIT 10/21/17: I went back out and dug up some toadstools so the south lot can be mowed.

Survey Meme

Oct. 21st, 2017 03:31 pm
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A bunch of people were doing this, so I will too:

Tattoos: None.
Surgeries: I had my adenoids removed when I was 8.
Broken bones: I fractured my left ankle when I was 9 and wore a cast for a month.
Shot a gun: No. Well, does a fake gun count? I shot one of the giant machine guns with blank rounds at a WWII museum place in Belarus.
Quit a job: Yes. Just last spring when I quit teaching.
Flown on a plane: Many, many times. First time when I was 12 and immigrating to America.
100+miles in car: Loads of times. My college was 200 miles away from home. And I did lots of driving road trips.
Gone zip lining: No. No, thank you.
Watched someone give birth: Just me, twice.
Watched someone dying: No.
Ridden in an ambulance: Yes. I was sitting with my Dad when he went to the hospital once and rode in the front of a small English one when the paramedics took me to the hospital after I passed out on the street in Richmond. (Bear was with me on his vacation. I was in London doing research at the National Archives. So he got to ride in an ambulance too).

Been to:
... Canada: I went to Niagara Falls with my friend Marianna on a bus tour when we were 17. And in 2004 I lived in Toronto for 6 weeks, studying Latin in Medieval Institute there. My parents decided to make a vacation out of driving me to Toronto and we went to Montreal and Kingston first.
... to Europe: I was born in Europe (Belarus), and been to Russia, Ukraine, England, Netherlands, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, and Spain. And airports in Ireland and Poland.
... to Washington D.C: Twice. Once when I was 15 on a bus tour with my parents and when I was about 23 or so, with Bear and my friends to visit Janna for the weekend.
... to Florida: Several times: Miami (twice) Orlando, Cape Canaveral, Everglades.
... to Colorado: No
... to Mexico: To Cozumel only when I was on a cruise.
... to Las Vegas: No. It's not my type of fun.

Sang karaoke: No. I don't sing in public.
Had a pet: I'm not a pet person. I took care of a turtle in summer camp once.
Been downhill skiing: Tiny hill in a park doesn't count. So no. I've been cross country skiing. That I like. But I prefer sledding.
Gone snowboarding: No
Ability to read music: Yes, but not fluently. I have to think about it and work it out. And I'm out of practice.
Rode a motorcycle: No.
Rode a horse: Less rode and more sat on it as someone took it in a circle. Or sat on it for pictures.
Stayed in a hospital: 3 times for 3 days. Once when I was 8 for adnoid removal, and twice to give birth.
Driven a stick shift: No
Ride in Police Car:No
Driven a Boat: I rowed one but I don't think I've driven one.
Eaten Escargot: No. Won't mind trying
Seen a UFO: No
Been on a Cruise: Twice. Once in 1999 with my parents when I went from Miami to Haiti, Jamaica, Grand Cayman Island and Cozumel. And the second time with Bear in 2008 when we went from New York to Florida and Bahamas. I want to go to Alaska sometime.
Run out of Gas: No
Eat Sushi: Lots and lots of times. Love sushi. Can't wait to eat it again once I'm done nursing.
Seen a Ghost: No
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