24 June 2017 @ 01:38 am
 [personal profile] bairnsidhe has been writing a setting called Super-Queers.  Check out "Questions" and "Under the Hood."  If you like Polychrome Heroics, you'll probably love this.
 
 
 
 
23 June 2017 @ 10:38 pm
A few minutes ago, I heard a delicate little tap-tap-tapping at the sliding glass door. All the cats are in, so I figured it was a bug hitting the glass. I looked over.

What popped into view? The teensiest, weensiest little furry black head. With the teensiest, weensiest little white stripe.

Yep. That's a baby skunk.

ADORABLE. Absolutely frickin' adorable wee thing.

But noooooooooooo, no matter how cute, not coming indoors. Nope, nope. Especially since I know Mama Skunk is probably no more than a few feet away.
 
 
23 June 2017 @ 09:05 pm
 Tonight is moist and mild.  There are fireflies everywhere!  :D  Also some fireworks to the west of us.
 
 
 
 
23 June 2017 @ 08:53 pm
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The June 6, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl made its $200 goal, so you get a free epic. Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll. I'll keep it open until at least Saturday midday. If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it. Otherwise I may leave it open longer.

These are the eligible epics.

"So Closely Allied"
Twins Phoebe and Floyd have an unusual connection and superpowers enhanced through touch.
164 lines, $82

"As We Have Created It"
Not all dragons are necessarily monsters.
84 lines, $42


Poll #18523 Free Epic for June 6, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 10


Which of these should be the free epic?

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"So Closely Allied"
3 (30.0%)

"As We Have Created It"
7 (70.0%)

 
 
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In which just about all is revealed.

Disclaimer: I own nothing.

Author's Notes: Trigger warning for slut-shaming language and implied child abuse.

I know you. I've felt you. )
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23 June 2017 @ 12:55 am
 There are two batches of photos from Thursday, one of flowers and one of nests.
 
 
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22 June 2017 @ 08:27 pm
I posted two batches of garden photos from Monday, one of flowers and one of birds
 
 
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22 June 2017 @ 06:10 pm
Today is cloudy, cool, and breezy.  Earlier I took pictures.

I planted two lemon thyme plants in the Goddess Garden, and watered potted plants. 
 
 
 
 
22 June 2017 @ 02:55 pm
Thanks to a donation from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer, there are 15 new verses in "A Hope and a Promise."   Mrs. Ozenne and Aidan talk about school and play options.  Saraphina talks about her terrible past.  (Toddler phrasing, but graphic description of witnessed violence.)
 
 
 
 
22 June 2017 @ 06:16 am
In which unpleasant truths come to light. A.k.a., the chapter where Ransolm Casterfo Ruins Everything.

Disclaimer: I own nothing.

Author's Notes: Warning for slut-shaming language and mentions of (not carried out) child murder. I don't endorse either of them. The character saying them is a horrible human being. Enough said.

It couldn't be.  )
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Current Mood: melancholy
 
 
22 June 2017 @ 02:14 am
This poem was commissioned by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer. It also fills the "Farce" square in my 4-19-16 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo fest. It belongs to the Damask thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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21 June 2017 @ 10:20 pm
So, I'm thinking of doing something on here like a daily meme, some kind of friending meme. Really anything to force me to get into the habit of posting here again. I've been so out of the loop. Anyone know of good posting memes going around? Or any 30 days challenges?

life updates )
 
 
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21 June 2017 @ 07:28 pm
Title: To Save Him

Summary: In which a terrible truth comes to light, and Poe has to make a crucial choice.

Prompt: Betrayal

Disclaimer: I own nothing.

Fic under cut.  )
 
 
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21 June 2017 @ 05:32 pm
Life is full of things which are hard or tedious or otherwise unpleasant that need doing anyhow. They help make the world go 'round, they improve skills, and they boost your sense of self-respect. But doing them still kinda sucks. It's all the more difficult to do those things when nobody appreciates it. Happily, blogging allows us to share our accomplishments and pat each other on the back.

What are some of the hard things you've done recently? What are some hard things you haven't gotten to yet, but need to do?
 
 
 
 
In which Ben confronts his father.

Disclaimer: I own nothing.

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