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([personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Jun. 26th, 2017 05:31 pm)
Today is beautiful, mostly cloudy, breezy and cool.  :D  

Round 1, I took pictures and planted morning glory seeds.

Round 2, I transplanted some wild morning glories and started clearing weeds and brush around the purple-and-white garden. 

Round 3, I sowed more grass seed in the bare patch.  There is a chance of rain tonight.   I also cut more brush around the purple-and-white garden.  It's about half done now, I think.

Round 4, I cut more brush around the purple-and-white garden.  It's about 3/4 done, although I'll probably need to go back and touch up parts later.  It already looks a lot better though.
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([personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Jun. 26th, 2017 02:49 pm)
These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Poem: "Uncertain Miracles"
Sunday Yardening
Litha
Saturday Yardening
Super-Queers
Garden Photos 6-22-17 Flowers
Garden Photos 6-22-17 Nests
Thursday Yardening
Poem: "One Familiar with Self-Defense"
Hard Things
Garden Photos 6-19-17 Flowers
Garden Photos 6-19-17 Birds


This week's half-price sale in Polychrome Heroics had only modest participation, despite having the quarter-price option. However, I do have one donor who's still picking out poetry for funds already sent, so there will be something more.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"A Hope and a Promise" belongs to Polychrome Heroics and has 15 new verses.  Aidan and Mrs. Ozenne talk more about Saraphina as she interacts with another toddler.  "Essential for Human Survival" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Cassandra and has 11 new verses.  Groundhog and Cassandra encounter one of the monks. "The Inner Transition" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Berettaflies.  Valor's Widow finds out what Stylet has in his backpack.  

Weather has been cooler and pleasant here.  The nest of baby robins fledged!  :D  The cardinal nest lost its egg.  :(  Currently blooming: dandelions, carnations, marigolds, petunias, lantana, million bells, snapdragons, zinnias, firecracker plant, torenia, yarrow, white and red clover, penstemon, daylilies, rose campion, coreopsis, morning glories, aster, spiderwort, echinacea, golden rain tree.  Mulberries and black raspberries are winding down.
 




Title: Tough Decision
Fandom: Lethal Weapon (TV)
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted
Characters: Riggs.
Rating: G
Challenge: # 43: Twinkle at [community profile] drabble_zone.
Spoilers/Setting: Season 1 - Brotherly Love
Summary: Riggs has a tough decision to make.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Lethal Weapon, or the characters. They belong to their creators.
A/N: This one’s a double drabble.




Tough Decision... )
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([personal profile] badly_knitted Jun. 26th, 2017 07:03 pm)
 




Title: Breaking News
Fandom: FAKE
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted
Characters: Dee, Ryo, Drake, OCs.
Rating: PG
Setting: After Vol. 7
Summary: Dee’s day off takes a turn for the worse when he watches the evening news.
Word Count: 1000
Written For: My own prompt ‘FAKE, Dee/Ryo, The evening news,’ at [community profile] fic_promptly.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.




Breaking News... )
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([personal profile] badly_knitted Jun. 26th, 2017 06:36 pm)
 




Title: What’s Cooking?
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted
Characters: Ianto, Jack.
Rating: G
Spoilers: Nada.
Summary: Jack has a new hobby, much to Ianto’s mingled delight and concern.
Word Count: 636
Written For: My own prompt ‘Vanilla cookies baking,’ at [Bad username or unknown identity: fic_promptly.]
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters. They belong to the BBC




What’s Cooking?... )
Middle East meets Hispanic in this epic dessert.  This?  This is why we need multiculturalism.  *DROOL, SLOBBER* 
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([personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Jun. 25th, 2017 04:59 pm)
This poem is spillover from the January 5, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] daisiesrockalot and [personal profile] dialecticdreamer. It also fills the "transformation" square in my 1-1-17 card for the Dark Fantasy Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles. It belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics, directly following "Insha'Allah" so read that one first or this will make no sense.

WARNING: This poem contains topics that many readers may find disturbing. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. Patches and Rampart help Buraq find Haboob to use miracles to make him stop being a supervillain. This includes a manhunt, terrorist activity, Buraq getting shot, messy medical details of a serious bullet wound, flashback to prior injury, the bad guys fragging their own sniper for violating medical neutrality, taking items from a corpse as a point of positive etiquette, teleporting while injured is no fun for anyone, kidnapping Haboob and fixing him by force, when you apply miracles to a terrorist it kind of sounds like you're torturing him, and not everyone is comfortable with this, dubious consent once Haboob starts to regain some sanity, distressing inability to pray in the customary manner, but Buraq is creative with solutions and it works fine in the end, another overwhelming prayer experience ending in a faint that scares the team healer, traumatic guilt, renaming, radical forgiveness of a divinely repaired terrorist, miracles have a blest radius of extra healing, loss of homeland, austere living conditions, feeling unclean, but fortunately Buraq knows how to fix that, uncertainty, and other challenges. On the whole, however, everyone is better off in the end. Because this poem contains a major plot development in world politics, skipping it would leave a gap, even though it doesn't fall into main storylines. Please consider your tastes and headspace before deciding whether this is something you wish to read.

Read more... )
Last race of the winter/spring running season was this morning. It was fun. It was hot. Good popsicles, great barbecue, and I got my series finisher jacket before I left.

I'm giving my body a rest and taking the summer off. (Except for Seawheeze, which is in another country where summers are cooler.) It looks like the season for paddle sports is finally here ♥
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([personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Jun. 25th, 2017 04:58 pm)
 ... has older roots than expected.  They were human, or at least hominids, but not Homo sapiens.
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([personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Jun. 25th, 2017 04:06 pm)
Today is beautiful, cool, and breezy.

We checked the firepit after yesterday's Litha bonfire.  It had burned down almost completely, just a double handful of stubs to pick out.  Then we shoveled up the loose ash and wheeled to dump in the prairie garden. 

Round 2, I watered plants.  Then I picked up sticks in the savanna.

Round 3, I sprayed weeds.

It's getting dark now, and the fireflies are coming out, so I'm done for the night.
Today is the last day of the half-price sale in Polychrome Heroics.  I've had a little activity, but so far it has centered on things not listed on the sale page.  

However, [personal profile] ng_moonmoth has a pool going with primary interest in "The Place Where the Journey Begins" and "We Are All Related," and secondary interest in "Uncertain Miracles."  If you plan to sponsor anything today, I recommend checking there first to avoid duplication.

All previously sponsored poems have been posted.
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([personal profile] rosabelle Jun. 25th, 2017 11:40 am)
I have given my password to so many people now that like 80% of it's recommendation are not actually for me at this point. I logged in last night and it was like, "because of your​ interest in The West Wing" and "because of your interest in Sense8" and "because of your interest in Justice League", all shows I am pretty sure I have never actually watched. (I think at one point I intended to watch Sense8 but the people I was going to watch it with weren't sold on it and I never got around to watching ​it on my own.)

I started​ watching Supergirl last night. I haven't finished the pilot yet but so far it looks like exactly the right amount of ridiculous​. I guess I'm burnt out on crime drama (or more accurately, all of the ones I was watching either got cancelled or terrible, and all of the new ones I have tried are super bleak and/or gritty, and what I want is fun, lighthearted murder), and circling back to superheroes and vampires.

(It's weird when I think about it, because when it comes to fic I will accept a whooooole lot of angst, but I find it really off-putting in the canon source? I don't know.)
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([personal profile] badly_knitted Jun. 25th, 2017 04:29 pm)
 




Title: New Recruits
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted
Characters: Ryo, Dee, OCs.
Rating: G
Setting: After Vol. 7.
Summary: Dee and Ryo are putting some new recruits through their paces.
Written Using: The tw100 prompt ‘Survival’
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a double drabble.



New Recruits... )
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([personal profile] badly_knitted Jun. 25th, 2017 04:18 pm)
 




Title: Baked Goodies
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted
Characters: Jack, Ianto.
Rating: G
Written For: Challenge 453: Last at [community profile] tw100.
Spoilers: Nada.
Summary: Jack has been baking again…
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.



Baked Goodies... )
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