Fight Bullying

Sep. 26th, 2016 01:44 am
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 Sit With Us is a new app aimed at bullied students who feel alone and vulnerable at lunch.  It helps them find people to eat with, for strength in numbers.
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This poem came out of the August 2, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] ari_the_dodecahedron, [personal profile] alatefeline, and [personal profile] helgatwb. It also fills the "discovery" square in my 8-1-16 card for the Survival Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Shiv thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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Poem: "A Way That Helps You Blossom"

Sep. 25th, 2016 05:51 pm
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This poem is spillover from the April 5, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] alexseanchai. It also fills "the Patriarch" square in my 4-1-16 card for the Archetypal Characters Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Antimatter & Stalwart Stan thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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Swimming with Horses

Sep. 25th, 2016 03:57 pm
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I am now envisioning this scene with Judd, Ziggy, Dr. Infanta, and some kid from the Easy City area. 
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This poem is spillover from the July 5, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] ari_the_dodecahedron. It also fills the "Identify a feeling you're having" square in my 5-1-16 card for the Solo Celebration Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony and Shirley Barrette. It belongs to The Moon Door series.

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[community profile] nightvalepresentsverse is the fan community for all future Night Vale Presents Network podcasts beginning with The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) in October 2016.

Black Sails

Sep. 24th, 2016 03:12 pm
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 Here's a good writeup about the TV series Black Sails.

Warming Her Pearls | Carol Ann Duffy

Sep. 24th, 2016 11:22 am
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Next to my own skin, her pearls. My mistress
bids me wear them, warm them until evening
when I’ll brush her hair. At six, I place them
round her cool, white throat. All day I think of her,

resting in the Yellow room, contemplating silk
or tafetta, which gown tonight? She fans herself
whilst I work willingly, my slow heat entering
each pearl. Slack on my neck, her rope.

She’s beautiful. I dream about her
in my attic bed; picture her dancing
with tall men, puzzled by my faint, persistent scent
beneath her French perfume, her milky stones.

I dust her shoulders with a rabbit’s foot,
watch the soft blush seep through her skin
like an indolent sigh. In her looking-glass
my red lips part as though I want to speak.

Full moon. Her carriage brings her home. I see
her every movement in my head… Undressing,
taking off her jewels, her slim hand reaching
for the case, slipping naked into bed, the way

she always does… And I like here awake,
knowing the pearls are cooling even now
in the room where my mistress sleeps. All night
I feel their absence and I burn.

Showing the Birds | Mary Oliver

Sep. 24th, 2016 11:20 am
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Look, children, here is the shy,
flightless dodo; the many-colored
pigeon named the passenger, the
great auk, the Eskimo curlew, the
woodpecker called the Lord God Bird,
the . . .
Come children, hurry--there are so many
more wonderful things to show you in
the museum's dark drawers.

The Friday Five

Sep. 23rd, 2016 11:21 am
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Today's five questions are brought to us by livejournal user amguynes, the letter F, and the number 5.

The name of...

1. Your favorite book?
2. Your favorite movie?
3. Your least favorite adaptation of a book to a movie?
4. Your least favorite adaptation ever of anything to a movie?
5. Your first ever novel/comic book/movie character crush?

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.**
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This poem came out of the January 19, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer and [personal profile] redsixwing. It also fills the "left brain / right brain" square in my 10-2-15 card for the [community profile] ladiesbingo fest, and the "amnesia" square in my 9-4-15 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [livejournal.com profile] book_worm5 and[livejournal.com profile] ng_moonmoth. It belongs to The Moon Door series.

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Poem: "Dark Ideas"

Sep. 22nd, 2016 11:44 pm
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This poem came out of the April 2016 [community profile] crowdfunding Creative Jam. It has been inspired by the "shapeshifter" square in my 4-1-16 card for the Archetypal Characters Bingo fest. It was sponsored by Janet Miles. This poem belongs to The Moon Door series.

Warning: This poem has some intense content. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It includes messy medical details, intrusive ideation, debates over the usefulness and safety of drugs, references to past self-injury and sexual abuse, depression, and other challenges. Current environment is safe and supportive. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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Value Per Acre

Sep. 22nd, 2016 12:26 am
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While researching park sizes for Terramagne, I stumbled across a cogent analysis of why T-American towns have so much more money to spend on awesome facilities and services when compared to those in local-America. It's the value per acre.

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Hard Things

Sep. 21st, 2016 01:34 pm
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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?
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 [personal profile] dialecticdreamer has posted the story "Reflections" in which Bennett talks to someone about domestic violence.  Things are rarely as simple as they seem.

Discord Server

Sep. 19th, 2016 04:50 pm
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Hey, guys! With NaNo coming up just around the corner, I'd like to invite everyone to come join the Discord server I've set up.

https://discord.gg/WFg6XrN

If you're into word wars, and would like to host them somewhat regularly, I'm in need of a few Word War Czars who can run them. Otherwise, come in and hang out, and get some writing done!

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