23 September 2017 @ 08:55 pm
This is the freebie for the September 2017 [community profile] crowdfunding Creative Jam. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] wyld_dandelyon. It also fills the "merfolk" square in my 9-1-17 card for the Pirate Fest bingo.


"Black Swan Lake"


She swims,
her long neck
a graceful curve,
her black feathers
sleek and unruffled.

Sometimes,
she changes.

She swims,
her two feet
now a single fin,
her black breasts
bobbing in the water.

In both forms, she
is the secret mistress
of Black Swan Lake.

* * *

Notes:

See the black swan in bird form and mermaid form.

Mermaids appear in legends from around the world, including Africa.

 
 
 
 
23 September 2017 @ 06:00 pm


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Absolutely Fabulous, Doctor Who

In the episodes shown on the first two icons, the characters say they're dressed in Minimalism style.
Reject )



 
 
23 September 2017 @ 05:39 pm
I finished this earlier in the week, and decided to offer it for the half-price sale since it's so big that it's unlikely to sell for full price.

"Branded in His Memory"
Summary: A mass-casualty incident brings Ansel to the Christian Care Rescue Mission in Bluehill. It's an ugly mess, but he does a wonderful job of helping everyone recover -- not just from their fresh injuries, but whatever put them in a homeless shelter to begin with.
$1555 lines, was $778, sale price $389, quarter-price $194.50

I'd rather not open another epic for microfunding, but this one is big enough that if you buy the whole thing (or pool with someone to do so) then it automatically gets the quarter-price rate.  That's true for any of the other epics that cost $100 or more.
 
 
 
 
23 September 2017 @ 11:26 pm



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23 September 2017 @ 04:41 pm
Today is hot, muggy, and sunny as I discovered when I went outdoors to plant bulbs.  I wound up watering plants, and only planting the fist-sized purple frittilaria bulb in the purple-and-white garden.

Many of the flowers are drying up, although a few are still blooming.  Sedum and goldenrods are flowering vigorously.

Still not much activity at the birdfeeders, but we saw a squirrel doing acrobatics on the hopper feeder and another bird near the fly-through feeder that may have been a phoebe or a flycatcher.  It was dark with a white belly, but seemed to have more of a crest than a dark-eyed junco.

EDIT 9/23/17 -- I went back out and planted 12 blue miniature iris.  I put 4 each in the purple-and-white garden, goddess garden, and wildflower garden.  \o/

I need to get out and gather/redistribute seeds.  Many of my wildflowers have gone to seed.  :D
 
 
 
 
23 September 2017 @ 01:36 pm
Recently I came across a couple of discussions about technology, public speaking, and accessibility. One of them is in [community profile] access_fandom and links to the other which is a Unitarian-Universalist post. The crux of the matter is that people with hearing impairment often need amplification in order to hear, but not everyone is willing or able to use a microphone. And those groups don't always know about each other's concerns, which causes friction.

Read more... )
 
 
 
 
23 September 2017 @ 01:01 pm
 [personal profile] wyld_dandelyon is doing a one-card draw.  Tipping gets you an extra card, or you can buy a 5-card reading.
 
 
 
 
23 September 2017 @ 03:22 pm




Title: Failsafe
Fandom: Warehouse 13
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted 
Characters: Artie Nielsen. Mentions Pete, Myka, Claudia, Mrs Frederic, H.G. Wells, Walter Sykes.
Rating: G
Word Count: 745
Spoilers: Series 4, Episode 1: A New Hope
Summary: Artie knows there was no other choice but to use the failsafe.
Content Notes: None needed.
Written For: Challenge 204: 24 Hours.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Warehouse 13, or the characters. They belong to their creators.
A/N: By happy chance, I saw this episode last night for the first time and it was ideal for the challenge, so here's my first attempt at writing Warehouse 13.


Failsafe... )
 
 
Current Mood: busy
Current Location: my desk
 
 
23 September 2017 @ 01:07 am
The [community profile] crowdfunding Creative Jam is now open with a theme of "black swans."


What I Have Written

"Black Swan Lake" is the freebie.


From My Prompts 

[personal profile] alatefeline  has written the poem "I Don't See Black Swans" about compensation and decompensation.
 
 
 
 
 
22 September 2017 @ 08:15 pm
After an unintended break - mostly because I'm terribly forgetful - the Friday prompt post returns!

If you have ideas to share, leave them as comments to this post. If you're looking for ideas to work on, take a gander at the prompts left here and see what gets your muse working. With luck, the result will be fannish fun for everyone!

Prompts work best with certain bits of information: Character(s)/pairing, universe, prompt.
Example: Chris/Ezra, any, you’d have to be crazy to love me, oh, but I wish you would.

If none of today's prompts get the words/art/fun flowing, there are lots of other prompts at our Del.icio.us archive that might. And when I say lots, I mean LOTS.

Ready, set, prompt!

Prompts

  • Chris/Ezra, any, you’d have to be crazy to love me, oh, but I wish you would.
  • Boogie's song prompts! Character, song title, song artist. If anyone needs extra information on the song, just ask.

    • Buck, "Behind Blue Eyes", The Who
    • JD, "Ghost Story", Sting
    • Chris, "Hero" by Phil Collins
    • Vin, "Run for the Roses", Dan Fogelberg
    • Ezra, "Return to Pooh Corner", Loggins
    • Nathan, "Desert Rose", Sting
    • Josiah, "Star Trekkin' ", The Firm

  • any, any, and then there was the hurricane . . .
  • any, any, OW, "I was at sea once - and there was this storm . . . "
  • any, any, "I dreamed that I woke up on this island, and you were there, naked, and so happy to see me . . . well, to see someone . . . "
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21 September 2017 @ 03:47 am
 ... is not new, is more solid than ever, but people still aren't listening.