Rigamajig

Dec. 20th, 2014 01:42 pm
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Rigamajig is a large-scale building toy, like a cross between playground equipment and an erector set. It has wooden boards, pulleys, giant nuts and bolts, etc. It's pretty cool.

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Poem: "City of Angels"

Dec. 19th, 2014 11:56 pm
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This poem is from the December 3, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] chanter_greenie and [personal profile] primeideal. It also fills the "flirting" square of my 10-6-13 card for the [community profile] origfic_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles. It belongs to the series Fledgling Grace.

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Poem: "The Alpha Blight"

Dec. 19th, 2014 11:40 pm
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This poem came from the October 7, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] corvi. It also fills the "vandals" square in my 9-11-14 card for the Halloween Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles.

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Weavesilk

Dec. 19th, 2014 10:53 pm
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Use this onscreen program to create beautiful designs.  It's nice for stress relief when you just need to look at something pretty.

Poem: "Math by Hand"

Dec. 19th, 2014 10:31 pm
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This poem is from the May 6, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer. It also fills the "enlightenment" square in my 3-6-14 card for the [community profile] origfic_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles.

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Poem: "The Lair of Tomes"

Dec. 19th, 2014 09:59 pm
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This poem is from the March 4, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] alexseanchai, [personal profile] jjhunter, [personal profile] redsixwing, and [personal profile] rosieknight. It also fills the "teaching or learning" square in my Wordsmith Bingo card. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles.

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Poem: "Deceitful Looks"

Dec. 19th, 2014 09:02 pm
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This poem came out of the July 1, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] thnidu. It has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles.

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Poem: "Dangerous Knowledge"

Dec. 19th, 2014 08:47 pm
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This poem came out of the May 6, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by LJ user Wyld_dandelyon. It has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles. This poem belongs to the series Monster House.

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The Friday Five for December 19

Dec. 19th, 2014 04:11 am
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It’s the holidays, so let’s celebrate!

1.What is one of your diehard traditions for Christmas Eve?

2.How do you start your Christmas Day?

3.Is there one gift in particular that you’d like to find under your tree

4.If you don’t celebrate Christmas, is there a holiday you do celebrate at this time?

5.Do you have plans for New Year’s Eve yet?

Copy and paste to your own journal, then reply to this post with a link to your answers. If your journal is private or friends-only, you can post your full answers in the comments below.

If you'd like to suggest questions for a future Friday Five, then do so on DW or LJ. Old sets that were used have been deleted, so please feel free to suggest some more!

**Remember that we rely on you, our members, to help keep the community going. Also, please remember to play nice. We are all here to answer the questions and have fun each week. We repost the questions exactly as the original posters submitted them and request that all questions be checked for spelling and grammatical errors before they're submitted. Comments re: the spelling and grammatical nature of the questions are not necessary. Honestly, any hostile, rude, petty, or unnecessary comments need not be posted, either.**

Call for Prompts

Dec. 19th, 2014 01:59 am
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 [personal profile] thebonesofferalletters is holding a gift-giving prompt session where you can leave a prompt and get fic or art as a present.

Hub Languages

Dec. 18th, 2014 03:42 am
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Some languages connect to others through translation.  English is by the far the strongest in this regard.  Russian, French, Spanish, German, and Chinese also make good hubs.  That gives these languages more global influence.

Cinderella's Slippers

Dec. 18th, 2014 12:49 am
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 Consider the physics of Cinderella's slippers.  Note that they could be made much safer by lowering the heel.  "Slippers" are usually flats or shoes with low, wide heels.  High-heeled shoes are different.  Also they were worn by men, not women, until more recent times.

Moment of Silence: Norman Bridwell

Dec. 17th, 2014 10:05 pm
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 Norman Bridwell died recently.  He is known as the writer/illustrator of Clifford the Big Red Dog.

Trio by Edwin Morgan

Dec. 17th, 2014 10:49 pm
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I did promise some Edwin Morgan and this is a seasonably appropriate piece as well.

Trio

Coming up Buchanan Street, quickly, on a sharp evening
a young man and two girls, under the Christmas lights –
The young man carries a new guitar in his arms,
the girl on the inside carries a very young baby,
and the girl on the outside carries a chihuahua.
And the three of them are laughing, their breath rises
in a cloud of happiness, and as they pass
the boy says, ‘Wait till he sees this but!’
The chihuahua has a tiny Royal Stewart tartan coat like a teapot-holder,
the baby in its white shawl is all bright eyes and mouth like favours
in a fresh sweet cake,
the guitar swells out under its milky plastic cover, tied at the neck
with silver tinsel tape and a brisk sprig of mistletoe.
Orphean sprig! Melting baby! Warm chihuahua!
The vale of tears is powerless before you.
Whether Christ is born, or is not born, you
put paid to fate, it abdicates
under the Christmas lights.
Monsters of the year
go blank, are scattered back,
can’t bear this march of three.

– And the three have passed, vanished in the crowd
(yet not vanished, for in their arms they wind
the life of men and beasts, and music,
laughter ringing them round like a guard)
at the end of this winter’s day.

Poem: "Women's Inventions"

Dec. 17th, 2014 04:30 pm
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This poem came out of the May 6, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] peoriapeoriawhereart. It has been sponsored by [personal profile] stardreamer.

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Poem: "Why Cougars Hunt Young Men"

Dec. 17th, 2014 03:45 pm
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This poem is spillover from the July 1, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from LJ user Laffingkat. It also fills the "myth / fable" square in my 6-1-14 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] stardreamer.

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Genprompt Bingo Card 12-17-14

Dec. 17th, 2014 04:49 am
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Here is my card for Round Five of the [community profile] genprompt_bingo fest. This bingo challenge encourages original or fanfic material across all formats and lengths. It's a terrific fest if you want general and/or gentle fiction, although people can interpret prompts any way they like. There are many categories, and you can choose to omit up to three. Read the rules first.  Browse the Round Five prompt list.  Request a Round Five card here. Prompt lists are renewed once a quarter, and you may request a new card then even without bingo on a previous card. (See all my 2014 bingo cards.)

If you'd like to sponsor a particular square, especially if you have an idea for what character, series, or situation it would fit -- talk to me and we'll work something out. This is a good opportunity for those of you with favorites that don't always mesh well with the themes of my monthly projects. I may still post some of the fills for free, because I'm using this to attract new readers; but if it brings in money, that means I can do more of it. That's part of why I'm crossing some of the bingo prompts with other projects, such as the Poetry Fishbowl.

Round Five: December 1, 2014-February 28, 2015.
Cards may be requested prior to February 28.
Any content, fiction or poetry, etc. fanfic or original.
Minimum of 100 words for fiction, poetry, or other text fills.

Underlined prompts have been filled.

GENPROMPT BINGO CARD

Furnishing the Home Vulnerability Be Still My Beating Heart Parody Thank God it's Friday... Again: Time Loops
Warming / Cooling Drinks Pink (Love it, Loathe it, Embrace it, Reject it) Magical Horses (Centaurs, Unicorns, Pegasi) Best Friends Indefatiguable
Confessions Fear / Terror Wild CardEvening Trade Winds
Priceless Logic and Numbers The Heart of the Jungle / Forest Butcher / Baker / Candlestickmaker: Tradesman Rich and Poor
Toys Trapped! I Have a Rendezvous with Death Warning Signs Nauru

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 [personal profile] dialecticdreamer just posted Part 1 of 7 for "Chance Meeting."  Mallory meets someone new on campus.  :D

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