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Ysabetwordsmith is having their regular fishbowl here: https://ysabetwordsmith.dreamwidth.org/11640360.html

I really want more about the mystical link for the horrors of Carl Bernhardt. Calling Dr. Strange, we have mystical healing needed for people!
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Today's Poetry Fishbowl, here: https://ysabetwordsmith.dreamwidth.org/11612125.html

My prompt:

Sigh. What do you do with relatives who just can't hear you? Make family who does, of course!

Cousins on my husband's side are generally good people, but really aren't hearing any concerns for my underage AAA Jewish teen, SlytherClaw Teen, under this administration.

Show ONE way of Underground Railroad, run, or FIGHT, for the horrible choices that might be ahead. Give me more on Leor in An Army of One, or Antimatter in Polychrome Heroics, or Adam and his playmates in Frankenstein's Family, or SOMEONE SEEMINGLY LOVED as long as they STOP saying that they are different. </3 My heart is breaking over my teen trying not to care. I have told them the stories of our relatives on the refugee ships who died being sent BACK to Germany, after being refused entry to the United States of America. I never mentioned our lesbian Jew cousin in the Nazi breeding houses, dying in childbirth. Nice people will still watch as we are taken away, as long as nobody has an abortion or takes away their guns. I'm watching the Wonder Woman movie tonight. Technoshaman has the voting in 2018 meme that I'm referencing with my icon today.
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It's Fishbowl today! http://ysabetwordsmith.dreamwidth.org/11113319.html

Here's my prompts:

brother, the one with the stag form?

More on the wolf pack dynamics, and can they remain friends with the one who wants werecat form?

Victor and the priest. That's family and clergy together.

The ship who's been adopted by the young human, and that human?
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[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith is running her monthly poetry fishbowl event at https://ysabetwordsmith.dreamwidth.org/11070534.html As she says:

the Poetry Fishbowl is open! Today's theme is "rites / rights of passage." I will be checking this page periodically throughout the day. When people make suggestions, I'll pick some and weave them together into a poem ... and then another ... and so on. I'm hoping to get a lot of ideas and a lot of poems.

I'll be soliciting ideas for adolescents, parents, heroes, villains, fools, clergy and other officiants, explorers, travelers, ordinary people, outcasts, facing thresholds, questioning, debating labels, traveling, accepting the call, refusing the call, getting lost, losing everything, hiding in the closet, coming out, finding your power, speaking truth to power, telling your own story, discovering new places, bedrooms, classrooms, counseling offices, churches, government buildings, the wilderness, cliffs, trails, self-discovery, self-awareness, birth, puberty, getting a job, marriage, sex, parenthood, death, rebirth, radical transformation, the hero's journey, birth control, reproductive freedom, alien transitions, self-sacrifice,
disruptions, adventures, legal rights, famous geographic passageways, and poetic forms in particular. But anything is welcome, really.

https://dialecticdreamer.dreamwidth.org/341618.html to read the linkback poem "Rewriting the Narrative" (9 verses, standalone).

Go, feed the fishes, receive poetry.
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HEY WORLD! You can make ME happy by prompting for new poetry here, or better yet tossing a few dollars into the Fishbowl. You know we need to light some candles right now.

If you don't have a Dreamwidth or LiveJournal account, you can still post. Tell her LibraryGeek sent you.

Theme of the month is "All the news is dark, so light a candle." I'll be soliciting ideas for journalists, reporters, radio hams, creatures of the night, demons, villains, heroes, angels, lovable monsters, the misunderstood, outcasts, nemeses, oppressors, troubled relationships, monster hunters, activists, torchbearers, leaders, explorers, lighting a candle, burning the candle at both ends, candlemaking, fleeing in terror, resisting oppression, facing your demons, passing the torch, instilling hope, tikkun olam, the dark, the chandlery, the Valley of the Shadow, newsrooms, garrets, liminal zones, mad science labs, The Tower, deep forests, other places of light and shadow, torches, candles, bioluminescence, glowing weapons, a ray of hope, the darkest hour is just before dawn, radical transformation, beeswax, Chanukkah, Diwali, Kwanzaa, the moon, cthonic symbolism, good, evil, radio, newspapers, magazines, and poetic forms in particular. But anything is welcome, really. If you manage to recommend a form that I don't recognize, I will probably pounce on it and ask you for its rules. I do have The New Book of Forms by Lewis Turco which covers most common and many obscure forms.

http://ysabetwordsmith.dreamwidth.org/10795256.html
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Hi! Have a pet peeve? Want someone writing interesting things in a superhero, PolyChrome Heroics, or an Autistic rebellion in space, Army of One? My favorite author is having a Poetry Fishbowl again! If you don't have a Dreamwidth or LiveJournal account, give yourself a nickname and tell her LibraryGeek sent you. :-D
Here's today's information. Today's theme is "pet peeves." I'll be soliciting ideas for nemeses, rivals, jerks, bullies, upstanders, fussbudgets, touch-dominant people, problem-solvers, troubled relationships, brats, high-conflict personalities, supervillains, superheroes, psycho bosses, neatniks, picking on people, finding flaws, laying blame, failure analysis, quality control, schools, businesses, government buildings, households, athletic venues, other areas prone to conflicts, vermin, lack of habituation to stimuli, the stupid it burns like hydrogen, hypersensitivity, touch aversion, allergens, bullshit, dissatisfaction, and poetic forms in particular. But anything is welcome, really. If you manage to recommend a form that I don't recognize, I will probably pounce on it and ask you for its rules. I do have The New Book of Forms by Lewis Turco which covers most common and many obscure forms.

http://ysabetwordsmith.dreamwidth.org/10722092.html#comments
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Yes, another fishbowl, hooray!

My prompts:

Libraries and their staff - I was hoping either the Winged Graces world or more about the Order of Hypatia in Terramagne. Something cheering, for when having a neurodiverse staff WORKS!

Hey, does the Lacuna have a librarian yet? :-D A good librarian can figure out the right questions to ASK, which helps with all the personal databases available in the Lacuna. Maybe the librarian compiles the database of skillsets?

New books for Victor and Igor!

Another for Fortressa beating up someone emotionally, WITHOUT having to do so physically, when the male has INSISTED on offending. (Hey, lesser amounts of bystander violence for the win! The Swedish guys who stopped that jerk of a rapist sounded like they took TONS of emotional damage AND had no recourse for justice there. One was in tears while reporting to the officers. :-( )

Get the local police officer with telepathic bond to his K-9 officer working in the community, Derreck and Blitz, helping with discrimination or this from Capriuni: http://ysabetwordsmith.dreamwidth.org/10389397.html?thread=23122837#cmt23122837 Pokemon Go is getting articles about officers using it to connect to kids in the community, AND autistic kids are socializing because so many are sharing their focii right now.


http://ysabetwordsmith.dreamwidth.org/10686649.html
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Poetry Fishbowl today on the topic of weather! If you have a LiveJournal or Dreamwidth account, you get a free copy of what your prompt becomes, transformed. If you don't have an account, you may have to wait until it's sponsored. Seriously, if you have an account, give a try!

My prompt as an example: Weather prompt
Date: 2015-12-02 12:01 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] librarygeek
Hurricane Sandy, Polychrome Heroics, and especially the image of the roller coaster in this: http://blog.newscom.com/2013/10/hurricane-sandy-one-year-later/

Whether (homonym meant) a soup helps with Sandy, or is triggered because of this, or the response to NOT enough help, fast enough, any possibility. But this image still makes me and others from the Jersey Shore cry.

Also, Hurricane Sandy had Doctors Without Borders acting on USA soil for the first time because of how devastating the medical consequences were, especially in retirement communities. Could have old retired fisher families develop weather powers from latent to activate...

http://ysabetwordsmith.dreamwidth.org/10419238.html
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I'm making a list of all the items I have prompted, sponsored, or both. I want to know what remains to sponsor, and what has been written as I asked. I'm including the most general of warnings so I can be careful for myself and others. If you know of something not in this list, PLEASE tell me? I'm also going to improve this post with links to the specific fishbowls, and include my prompts as fingernail summaries if none there. I need the html practice.

Polychrome Heroics - http://penultimateproductions.weebly.com/polychrome-heroics.html

"Rainy Day People" 9-4-14 http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/3394153.html
WARN ALL THE THINGS.
Prompted by DW users dialecticdreamer, librarygeek, lynnoconnacht, LJ users ellenmillion, ng_moonmoth, siliconshaman, laffingkat, and
Hurt/Comfort Bingo Card 7-31-14
Sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette

"House of Cards" 11-4-14 (Need to find LINK which is not included in site index)
Prompted by DW user librarygeek and Origfic Bingo Card 9-29-14
Free perk

"The Shadow of His Hand" 3-11-15 (fishbowl spillover)
Prompted by DW user librarygeek
182 lines, Buy It Now = $181

"The World Keeps Spinning" 3-4-15 (fishbowl spillover)
Prompted by DW users dialecticdreamer, librarygeek, and balsamandash
230 lines, Buy It Now = $115
(Available after "To Feel the Freedom" and "Soup Stuff" have been sponsored and published.)

"She's a Knockout" 2-3-15
Prompted by DW user librarygeek and Valentine's Day Bingo Card 1-31-15
114 lines, Buy It Now = $57

"Glorious Accidents" 3-3-15 http://ysabetwordsmith.dreamwidth.org/10172177.html
Prompted by DW user librarygeek and Origfic Bingo Card 9-30-14
Sponsored by DW user librarygeek

An Army of One: The Autistic Secession in Space http://penultimateproductions.weebly.com/an-army-of-one.html

"The Space Traders" 8-6-13 http://ysabetwordsmith.dreamwidth.org/10130925.html
Prompted by LJ user kelkyag and DW user chordatesrock
Sponsored by DW user librarygeek

"A Room with a Garden View" 1-6-15 http://ysabetwordsmith.dreamwidth.org/10119699.html
Prompted by DW users librarygeek, thnidu, and LJ user ng_moonmoth
Sponsored by LJ user ng_moonmoth

If you want to read the poems about the other-gendered trader Astin that I indexed, those are: "Uncounted Colors of the Stars" (creation of the Other checkbox) http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/3192901.html, "Umbilical Lines" (shopping for other-gendered clothes) http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/3391916.html, "A Room with a Garden View" (getting a room and other-gendered furniture on Supply Base Bounty 3D3N) above, "Dreams of Green and Brown" (finding a machine to grow edible yeast) http://ysabetwordsmith.dreamwidth.org/10132040.html, "Too Expensive to Ship Back" (Astin needs an algae-whiz and Spalling and V help) http://ysabetwordsmith.dreamwidth.org/10156176.html. "The Space Traders" (above) does not mention Astin by name but does lay background for traders in the Lacuna.
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Today is the Poetry Fishbowl for ysabetwordsmith with a theme of: What makes a wo/man? http://ysabetwordsmith.dreamwidth.org/10148298.html

So if you have your own ideas of what makes a man, woman, neither, both, gender identity, and such, prompt ysabet and get a poem!

I posted this: Oh, and I really liked in your post about women's clothes being a handicap - "I think it's a hell of a lot more sexy if a woman could rip your balls off, and chooses not to." That, and the guys who actually appreciate such women. :-D

And have this waiting for a sponsor:
This inspired the free-verse poem "She's a Knockout." Cuoio is a newly made fighter boss looking for a girlfriend who won't die on him. He thinks muscles are hot. But how's he going to get her to do something other than hit him...?

114 lines, Buy It Now = $57