Next 3 Sex-canons posted

Monday, May 2nd, 2016 11:27 am
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In response to this meme, I have posted sex-headcanons for the following three characters:

Agmund Fridmar (Addergoole)
Winter (Stranded World)
Robbie (Aunt Family)

The original post is still open for more comments~

Patreon Theme Poll!

Monday, May 2nd, 2016 10:10 am
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Hello! It's time for the May Patreon Theme Poll!

These polls determine the theme for Patreon writing for the month, spurring the prompt call and from there several stories.

Want to check out my Patreon? Look here.
For just $1, you can read all the Patreon stories; for $5/month, you can prompt in the prompt calls! (for $7/month you get a private story!)

Don't have Dreamwidth? Please feel free to vote in the comments.

Poll #17461 May Theme Poll
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 3

What should the May 2016 Theme Be?

View Answers

Stranded World (Setting)
2 (66.7%)

Inner Circle (Setting)
0 (0.0%)

The Planners (Setting)
0 (0.0%)

Gender & Sex (motif)
1 (33.3%)

Survival (motif)
0 (0.0%)

Weather and the Outdoors (motif)
2 (66.7%)

Hurt/Comfort (motif)
1 (33.3%)

Rebirth (motif)
0 (0.0%)

Demifiction (type) (non-fiction in fictional settings)
0 (0.0%)

More Please (type) (continuations of extant pieces)
2 (66.7%)

For setting information, check out here.

This poll will close on 5/5/2016 at 5:55 p.m. Eastern time.

Information on the Alder updated!

Monday, May 2nd, 2016 09:29 am
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I finally put together a list of my publications!

And on the same site, there A listing of all the places you can currently find my writing...

...oops, gotta add AO3. Well, it'll be updated quickly!

More Maps!

Monday, May 2nd, 2016 08:18 am
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I finally got a picture of the rivers, national boundary, cities, and now wild-rice roads for my new map project:
Read more... )

And this past Friday, for #fridayfiveminutemap, I did a draft of my map for the Cartographers' Guild April-May Lite Challenge (link to follow when their site's not down): a campground.
Read more... )

AllBingo - "Finish It?"

Monday, May 2nd, 2016 08:12 am
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okay, guys, there's this -

So, much in the spirit of [ profile] rix_scaedu's recent "More Character please" prompt request and "More Story please posts, I'm offering this:

Tell me what you want me to finish/work on

Give me 30 things (6 are for me to pick) - with URL if available - that need to be/you want to be completed/continued/furthered, and I will add them to my bingo card, to be worked on over the next 2 months.

If I get more than 30 (I accept this is entirely possible), I will put them all on a list and randomize out the first 30, or pick and choose ones I like, as I see fit.

Klingon as a Living Language

Monday, May 2nd, 2016 03:13 am
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Some linguists rendered a legal brief in Klingon. Okay, that's cool. But then I saw this and cracked up laughing:

a California nonprofit devoted to supporting "constructed languages" — is trying to convince a court that the alien language from "Star Trek" is a real, "living" form of communication.

Guys, it's a pidgin now and has been for, gosh, probably more than a decade by this time. It didn't take long to become a household language. Over in Europe it's customary for people to learn multiple languages, and the home language is whatever two people have in common. For several couples that was Klingon, and so their kids learned it as a native language. Well, anything that's spoken live by native speakers counts as a real language. It's a pidgin, technically, because it's "borrowed" from elsewhere so kids aren't learning it from older native speakers. It's going to have carryover from English (or French, Italian, etc.) and will take a while for that to rub off. But all they really need to prove the case is convince a native speaker of Klingon to show up. Which would be awesome.

CBS and Paramount have sued, alleging that the unlicensed use of Klingon amounts to copyright infringement.

*headdesk* You cannot copyright a LANGUAGE. It is words. It is not an arrangement of specific words which is what can be copyrighted. It is not a logo or a trademark. You can copyright The Klingon Dictionary but not the language itself.  A movie is pretty obviously not a dictionary.  You also cannot copyright plain words. TSR tried copyrighting "dragon" once and lost. Words belong to everyone. You can only copyright what you do with the words.

"There would be great danger to allowing the copyright power to extend to prevent others from speaking a language," Duan wrote in a blog post Thursday.

Thank you brain-having person for pointing out the gigantic clusterfuck that would ensue from all the native peoples and their conquerors simultaneously trying to copyright the same languages.  Coyote would have so much to do, he'd have to invite all his Trickster friends from every pantheon just to cover all of that.  0_o

Finish It Bingo Cards 5-1-16

Sunday, May 1st, 2016 11:16 pm
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The Finish It Bingo fest is running for TWO months on [community profile] allbingo, from May 1-June 30.  This is all about finishing things that are partially written or exist only as fragmentary notes.  (If you start, stop, and then restart something during the fest period that also counts.)  I made two cards, one for partials and one for notes.  I thought I had more partials than this, so if you remember any I've shown you, feel free to remind me.  Also, the center square is supposed to be a freebie that you get for making the card. :D  See all my 2016 bingo cards.

Underlined prompts have been filled.

Incomplete Pieces

"Coming in from the Cold: Tuesday""Rematch"
"All the Difference""Whirled Pieces"

Pieces from Notes

Cuoio takes Salvo dress shoppingfarm lottery in Frankenstein's villagegrassland meeting destroyed by dragons
Mr. Grenade and Hadyn practicingMade This CardShahana and Ari
"Clair de Lune"Eofor capitol destroyed by IngeldHachi capitol destroyed by Utsusemi

Legitimate Disability

Sunday, May 1st, 2016 10:01 pm
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Here's an interesting essay about the hierarchy of disability and how people abuse each other with it. 

I think about this a lot.  I have some distinct limitations, like needing glasses.  But most of mine are obscure, and I have learned that there's rarely any benefit to be had from trying to get other people to acknowledge them.  It is simpler just to wait until the damn thing blows up in their face.  "Well of course your phone died.  I told you that I kill electronics; you handed it to me anyhow; it is now a brick." "I thought it was all in your HEAD!" "That is not my problem."  So I tend not to describe myself as disabled, that being a legal category, but I can easily describe some of the limitations I have.  

Society would be much more usable if accommodations could be more often had for the asking of them.  This is not something I can change directly.  It is something I can practice, and reward.  If you're coming to my ritual, and you need to sit down, I don't need to know WHY.  I don't care why; it's none of my business.  I especially am not going to ask if you have a card for it.  All I need to know is your maximum standing time, that if the ritual runs longer we'll need chairs, and that a seated ritual would probably work better than a dance for you.  I don't need to know what's up with you; I need to know what you want me to do about it.  Because I'd like everyone to have a good time and not faceplant at my event.  Conversely, I'm alert for restaurants that are or are not accommodating of dietary needs.  Mine, someone else in my party, the total stranger whose argument I can overhear -- doesn't matter.  If you accommodate the requests with a smile, it bumps you up my "let's eat here again" list.  Ditto places where my partner and I split something and folks bring an extra plate instead of bitching or surcharging.  Fight with me or anyone else about the food, and I will not only not come back, I will pan your slop trough restaurant to my friends who also have food issues.

You get what you permit; you get what you reward.  Use your influence -- and your folding vote -- where you can.

And don't be an asshole.  

Accessibility Benefits: Keyboard Shortcuts

Sunday, May 1st, 2016 09:26 pm
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Here is a thoughtful explanation of how accessibility benefits everyone, in this case with keyboard shortcuts.  There are links to keyboard shortcuts for multiple programs.  

This interests me because of my anti-knack with technology.  I can't use most wireless tech.  I fry it.  I NEED the signal to be insulated from my potent energy field.  For example, a wireless mouse lasts ~2 weeks for me.  Laser mice also have  much shorter lifespan than ball mice.  This is one of many areas in which technology is evolving away from things I can use, and nobody cares because they like the other version better.  It's maddening.  So I have to keep an eye out for alternatives in case it becomes impossible to find equipment I can use.

Polychrome Heroics: The Marrakesh Treaty

Sunday, May 1st, 2016 09:14 pm
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I found this article about the Marrakesh Treaty to improve accessibility of print materials.

Terramagne has one too, but it is somewhat different. I couldn't resist laying out some of those divergences. You can see how they're doing things a little faster and better. *chuckle* And what happens when a supervillain has reasons of enlightened self-interest to back the thing. ;)

Read more... )


Sunday, May 1st, 2016 06:23 pm
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There are five blue jays around the hopper feeder.  \o/ 

Storm Warning

Sunday, May 1st, 2016 06:12 pm
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Thunder is rumbling and clapping just west of us.  Severe storms are predicted.  This often means the power goes out for a while.  So if I'm offline, don't panic, I'm probably okay and just scurrying around a dark house to light candles. 

Poem: "Void of Course"

Sunday, May 1st, 2016 03:54 pm
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This is a freebie for Blogging Against Disablism Day. An audience poll has selected the poem "Void of Course" from The Moon Door as today's celebration of access and representation for people with disabilities. This poem is spillover from the January 19, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] technoshaman and LJ user Lb_lee. It also fills the "mutation / physical transformation" square in my 5-18-15 card for the [community profile] origfic_bingo fest.

Note: There is some squabbling in this poem, because people have different opinions about how to solve problems. It's inevitable in any group, but more common in support groups where folks are perpetually low on spoons. Happily the group has ways of handling this.

Read more... )

Sunday Yardening

Sunday, May 1st, 2016 03:52 pm
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Today it is warm and moist outdoors, but not raining. We picked up the long pile of sticks at the edge of the raspberry patch in the ritual meadow. I'm hoping to get back out later and throw grass seed there.

Much of the earlier-sown clover and grass is sprouting. :D The clover appears first as tiny green dots, then the grass like green hairs. Eventually they burgeon into actual plants.


Second round of yardwork was sowing grass seed at the edge of the raspberry patch in the ritual meadow, and pulling weeds around the burn barrel and forest garden near the house.

Third round of yardwork was cutting honeysuckle shoots near the end of the house. We're trying to get that area cleaned up and regrassed.

And I'm definitely done for the day, because thunder is rumbling and clapping just west of us.

Improving Accessibility

Sunday, May 1st, 2016 02:33 pm
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I found this post about accommodations (from Blogging Against Disablism Day) very helpful in thinking about ways to make the arts more accessible for everyone. Not mentioned is the fact that many of these ideas would also make art more accessible for small children, who also need frequent potty breaks and want to touch everything.

Read more... )

Solo Celebration Bingo Card 5-1-16

Sunday, May 1st, 2016 02:14 pm
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
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Here is my card for the Solo Celebration fest on [community profile] allbingo. It will run from May 1-31.  It features all kinds of satisfying activities and experiences that can be done alone.  Considering my work, Tripping into the Future has an isolated protagonist.  (See all my 2016 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. I've had a few requests for this and the results have been awesome so far. 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.

Underlined prompts have been filled.


Self-LoveIntrovertPublic placesNonphysical PassionsIdentify a feeling you're having
Eating / drinking aloneExperimentationLearning what you likeCaught in the actSerenity
RefugeSelf-AwarenessWILD CARDMeditationBe Here Now
HappinessBody ImageGreedy / desperateSex toys / booksRandom act of kindness
Makeup / Dressing upPrivacyCuriosityAnticipationDominance & submission

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