The unsold poetry list for the October 3, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl is now up on LiveJournal. 
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([personal profile] badly_knitted Oct. 16th, 2017 07:19 pm)
 




Title: Off The Beaten Track
Fandom: FAKE
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted
Characters: Dee, Ryo.
Rating: G
Setting: After Vol. 7.
Summary: Vacation activities don’t always go as planned, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Word Count: 500
Written For: Prompt 6: Dense at [community profile] anythingdrabble.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.




Off The Beaten Track... )
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([personal profile] badly_knitted Oct. 16th, 2017 07:06 pm)
 




Title: The Last Cupcake
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted
Characters: Ianto, Tosh, Owen, Gwen, Jack.
Rating: G
Spoilers: Nada.
Summary: How do you share six cupcakes between five people?
Word Count: 460
Written For: [personal profile] theruinedcastle’s prompt ‘Any, Any, deciding who gets the last _____ (can be anything: piece of pizza, item before it sells out, antidote, etc),’ at [community profile] fic_promptly.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters. They belong to the BBC.




The Last Cupcake... )
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([personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Oct. 16th, 2017 11:41 am)
These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Read "Real Friends Help You Hide the Bodies" by Bairnsidhe
Poem: "Digging In"
Poem: "The Green Monkey"
Read "Rule 34" by Siliconshaman
Sunday Yardening
Reward for Impeachment
Poem: "Come Closer in Kinship"
Crowdfunding Creative Jam
Kneeling
Poem: "Liminality"
Toward Activity Scouts
Friday Yardening
Poem: "Transpeciation"
Thursday Yardening
Poem: "Transcend Apparent Limits"
Moment of Silence: David Patterson
Wednesday Yardening
A Word for America Today
Good News


There is a half-price sale in Polychrome Heroics this week.  Shop for poetry, or watch for new goodies to appear.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"The Inner Transition" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Berettaflies and has 7 new verses.  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.  

We got a little rain, and the weather turned much cooler.  Currently blooming: dandelions, marigolds, petunias, lantana, million bells, firecracker plant, morning glories, frost asters, goldenrod.  Most of the fields around us have been harvested.

I saw a couple of sparrows around the birdfeeders this week.   Right now there is a male cardinal around my office window.  :D 
I have sponsored the poem "Real Friends Help You Hide the Bodies" by [personal profile] bairnsidhe.  It's about an intersex supervillain and friends, and actually quite touching.
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([personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Oct. 15th, 2017 09:51 pm)
This is the freebie for the October 2017 [community profile] crowdfunding Creative Jam. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] mama_kestrel. It also fills the "autumn" square in my 10-1-17 card for the Fall Festival bingo, and with that, I have made bingo down the B column! \o/


"Digging In"


A true friend is someone who,
when you tell them to bring a shovel,
they don't ask if you're planting roses
or burying your ex,

they just come dressed to dig.

It's tulips, this time,
fringed and French,
parrots and peonies,
Darwins, Greigii, Fosteriana.

It's tulips, this time,
their brown bulbs
whispering triumph,
against autumn winds,

but it isn't always.

* * *

Notes:

Tulips are planted in fall to bloom in spring.  They come in many different styles.

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([personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Oct. 15th, 2017 09:26 pm)
This is the second freebie for the October 3, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl courtesy of new prompter [personal profile] elinox. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] acelightning. It also fills the "frighten" square in my 10-1-17 card for the Fall Festival bingo.


"The Green Monkey"


It's hard when you're born
technically human, visibly human,
but so weird you don't fit in --

when your body looks female
but your soul feels male,

when you're so smart that
you finish the worksheet before
the teacher finishes handing them out,

when you can hear things that
humans aren't supposed to hear
or say things that everyone claims
only babies can learn to pronounce --

and you can't help but remember
that experiment with the monkeys
where the scentist dyed one of them
and the others tore it to pieces,

when you keep seeing murders
of trans nerdy freakish people
whenever you turn on the news,

when every time that you go out
you feel people's eyes on your back,
crawling over your skin like spiders,

and you don't know why you
seem to frighten them so much
but it's clear enough that you do,

and you can't help but wonder
if you're the green monkey.

Next year's con.txt theme is [Bob Ross and] The Joy of Fandom. How delightful! (Have some happy little trees! Because in art "there are no mistakes, just happy accidents.")

CON.TXT 2018: The Joy of Fandom

"Let’s face it, things in the real world are starting to look a bit dystopic out there, and we’ve begun to wonder if we’ve entered the darkest timeline. It’s a time when we all need Bob Ross to paint us some happy little trees, or some happy little clouds.

"When we REALLY need that fix-it story.

"The joy of fandom is our ability to remix, reshape, and rewrite our favorite media into something that pleases us. We change endings, we bring characters back to life, we reimagine Harry Potter as South Asian or Peggy Carter as Captain America, we put hobbits in coffee shops, boybanders in space, and Alexander Hamilton in a zombie apocalypse, we explore infinite timeline diversions, and most of all, we make our favorite characters get laid, fall in love, destroy their enemies, save the world, and buy some curtains. And always remember, there are no mistakes in Bob Ross paintings, just happy accidents.

"Fandom is not always perfect, and it’s not always the safe space we wish it were, but at least it’s not the real world. With that in mind, we invite you to come and take a break with us, hang out with other fans in person, and celebrate each other and the media we love!"

~con.txt
Thanks, Alex Orlando! How to adjust your bike's shifter cables is a four-minute video that taught me how to fix a cable AND the rear and front derailleur! And I only broke one other thing in the process (okay, two, but that reflector was totally non-essential and came off during the test ride afterwards, so I don't think that counts) which I'm pretty sure means I came out ahead.

Maybe I should google "how to replace a back tire" and fix the other bike while I'm at it. (Except I feel like I might have already tried that and it was much more complicated than I expected. On the other hand, derailleurs! I can't even spell that and I fixed it!)
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([personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Oct. 15th, 2017 07:40 pm)
[personal profile] siliconshaman has posted a Polychrome Heroics story set in Rapid City, very explicit and NSFW.  Check out "Rule 34." 
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([personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Oct. 15th, 2017 03:50 pm)
Today is partly sunny, chilly, and blustery.  We got more rain late last night and early this morning.  Most of the fields around us have been harvested.

I planted 20 Iris 'Harmony' in the wildflower garden.  These are miniature iris with lavender uprights and bright purple falls.

I also gathered more wildflower seeds and planted them in the prairie garden.

EDIT: I went back out and planted 6 Daffodil 'Thalia' in the purple-and-white garden. They are narrow-leafed white daffodils.

EDIT: I planted 12 Puschkinia / Lebanon Squill in the purple-and-white garden.  These put out clusters of star-shaped flowers in white to pale blue.
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([personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Oct. 15th, 2017 02:09 pm)
In a delightfully responsible use of extreme wealth, Larry Flynt has offered a $10 million reward for information leading to the impeachment of #45. 
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([personal profile] badly_knitted Oct. 15th, 2017 05:09 pm)
 




Title: Without Intent
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted
Characters: Dee, Ryo, OMC.
Rating: PG
Setting: After the manga.
Summary: Dee accepts the risks that go with his job, but this shouldn’t be one of them.
Written Using: The dw100 prompt ‘Wounded’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a double drabble.




Without Intent... )
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([personal profile] badly_knitted Oct. 15th, 2017 04:57 pm)
 


Title: Silly Question
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted
Characters: Nosy, Gwen, Owen.
Rating: G
Written For: Challenge 469: Long / Longing at [community profile] tw100.
Spoilers: Nada.
Summary: Gwen is puzzled about something.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.



Silly Question... )
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([personal profile] starandrea Oct. 15th, 2017 11:32 am)
Okay, they weren't lying about iOS 11. It really does make my iPad (and iPod, though the battery's declining fast) more useful: I can open on my tablet today every .htm file I was looking at on my laptop last night! What sorcery is this! I can read old fic that only exists on my backup drives from a remote device! This is a good day.

In related news, the original Keeper series was extensively different. So extensively that I think I'm just going to reread the entire old version as well (what a hardship!) because it wasn't crystals, it was the alien orb they were addicted to, and that was before the whole Maker adventure. Also it ends with Evan breaking Alex out of prison, which means none of the white planet happens, but I'm sure they figured out where the plague came from which in the new series is after all the keepers start being rounded up as enemies of state (it has to be before in the old series or we would have seen lots more of them being pirates).

Also, I'd completely forgotten about the random insect aliens only Alex can see ("by the way, who's Ed?") which means they're entirely absent from the new series. NOW I HAVE TWO VERSIONS OF THIS UNIVERSE TO READ. SWEET ♥

Thanks Kristine Williams! You are my hero!

PS, Pretty sure this explains why I remember them taking their shoes on and off so much. It only comes up a handful of times in the new series, but I really remember it being every single time they entered or left the room. I'll keep a count when I'm re-reading the old series. (I know at some point I wrote a journal entry that mentioned how much time they spent looking for their shoes. Or Alex did, anyway. Evan always knew where they were, because that's what he does.)
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([personal profile] rosabelle Oct. 15th, 2017 01:29 am)
"I'm reading a story that's posted on my old account and it's not awful!"
"It's not."
"Well. I've written some things that are... well. And I'm pretty sure I spelled "definitely" wrong in all of them."
"I remember that."
"It's not even like I didn't use spellcheck. I just decided spellcheck was wrong."
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([personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Oct. 14th, 2017 10:32 pm)
This poem is spillover from the July 4, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] redsixwing, Deacon of [personal profile] antisocialite_forum, [personal profile] curiosity, [personal profile] alatefeline, [personal profile] kengr, [personal profile] sweet_sparrow, [personal profile] technoshaman, [personal profile] callibr8, [personal profile] mdlbear, [personal profile] chanter_greenie, and [personal profile] helgatwb. It also fills the "homelessness" square in my 7-1-17 card for the Winter Fest in July bingo. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Iron Horses thread of the Polychrome Heroics series. Posting this means that the sequel "Come Out of the Darkness" can be posted as soon as it gets sponsored.

Warning: This poem contains a few touchy tidbits. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It features partial helplessness, awkward gender dynamics, help with personal care, dramatic scars, unannounced arrivals, insecurity, low self-worth, emotional overload, confusion, and other challenges. Mostly it's fluff, though. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before moving onward.

Read more... )
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([personal profile] rosabelle Oct. 15th, 2017 12:54 am)
Creature of Legend by [archiveofourown.org profile] palmtreelights, the Astronema and Ecliptor and Scrudley story I never knew I needed. Go read iiiiiit.
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