WIP Poem: "Seeing Into Things"

Apr. 18th, 2015 09:40 pm
jjhunter: Watercolor sketch of arranged diatoms as seen under microscope (diatomaceous tessellation)
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Snippet from the start of a poem in progress.
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Through the aperture of the pupil of my eye
I can see the image of the setting sun split
into a blue sun and a red sun slightly offset
in the lens of my right eyeglass
having refracted and reflected through and through
such small slight shades of light
bent after all that way

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post-tags: instagram, crosspost Okay, maybe picnicking was a little optimistic on this breezy spring evening, but understandable.
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post-tags: instagram, crosspost I know what I'm doing next Saturday. (Getting chilaquiles.)

Thought for the day

Apr. 18th, 2015 08:56 am
jjhunter: Watercolor tomato resting on radiating stalks of lettuce (tomato)
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Funerals, like births, are finite.

Today's Hawkeye moment

Apr. 17th, 2015 08:23 pm
alee_grrl: Clint Barton holding his bow and looking down to the left, word bubble says "Aw coffee no" (clint)
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For those who haven't read Matt Fraction and David Aja's Hawkeye series, you just need to know that in it Clint Barton generally has shitty luck and makes some really awful decisions but all in all is just trying to make do. He also has this adorable habit that I tend to share, which is talking to the world around me including inanimate objects. In one scene he goes to pour his coffee and spills it, and then says "Aw, coffee, now" as if the coffee had betrayed him or something. It's always made me smile because it is just the sort of thing I would do.

So today I had gotten my grocery shopping done and put away, grabbed a shower and put on my pjs, made a couple of different types of iced tea for the next few days, done some dishes, and warmed up leftovers for dinner. Was all set to sit down with my dinner and watch this weeks episode of Agents of SHIELD. Go to scoot my chair closer to the table and there is the god awful crack, I feel the chair start to give and I'm up and moving away from the falling chair. The back left leg of the chair has come off and since it was a solid long piece holding part of the back in place the rest of the back rest has come apart too. I look from the chair to the table where my nice warm plate of food is sitting and sigh, muttering some equivalent of "aw, chair, no." I pick up the pieces of the chair. Look again from the chair to my dinner. Sigh over the fact that I have not gotten any other chairs yet. Test the stability of the chair resting on the three remaining legs, note that it is remarkably stable and should remain upright if I turn it backwards so that the empty spot is not bearing any weight and sit on it very, very carefully without leaning at all. I finish my dinner, carefully get up from the broken chair, and then move the remains of the chair out of the way to await a determination on whether the chair is fixable (it came apart in pretty solid pieces).

So I sigh again, go put back on clothes that are not pajamas, and head to first goodwill to see if they have any stray kitchen chairs (they don't), and then to Wal-Mart to purchase a folding chair for temporary seating. I have not yet bought couch or any other furniture so the options would be "eat on bed" or "eat on floor" neither of which were agreeable to me. So I got a folding chair and a camping chair for sitting outside and enjoying the weather now that it's warming up. By this point I'm fairly achy and did not want to go anywhere else, which is why I ended up settling on the folding chair solution. Turns out the camping chair with enough pillows piled on it is a more comfortable solution so that was a happy find. If I have the spoons I will go out in search of additional furniture tomorrow.

Hitchhiker. #ladybug #spring #mbta

Apr. 17th, 2015 07:25 pm
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post-tags: instagram, crosspost Hitchhiker. #ladybug #spring #mbta
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post-tags: instagram, crosspost I take it I last played @jetpackjoyride sometime around Dia de Los Muertos.

Poem: "An Entangled State"

Apr. 17th, 2015 08:27 am
jjhunter: neuron growing a dendritic branch to meet the reaching axon of another neuron in watercolor greys (neuron reaching out)
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If I assemble words tight enough to resonance with this
I will feel again what it is to pull a spiked gunked dripping thing up
from my stomach ratcheting up my throat catching at the maximus of my back
cranking my neck pulling taut the skin of my skull to rip out above my eyes
straining my temples with suckers as it goes

which is to say, I am weary of leaking
I gain at competence I want, I win, it inconstant yanks
back at this ungainly innard growth I call anxiety,
hurts me, hurts me there where it roots in me
I reach it resists, it brings me low
Read more... )

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How Are You? (in Haiku)

Apr. 15th, 2015 07:46 am
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Pick a thing or two that sums up how you're doing today, this week, in general, and tell me about it in the 5-7-5 syllables of a haiku. I will leave anonymous comments screened unless otherwise asked; feel free to use this to leave private comments if that's what you're most comfortable with.

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Signal-boosting much appreciated!

Poem: "April By April-May"

Apr. 14th, 2015 05:15 pm
jjhunter: irridescent raven against a background of autumnal maple leaves (world tree raven)
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worm ashore on path
surely feels my feet drumming
robin comes by wing

now from its beak worm drapes down
as mouse tail hangs from cat mouth

eye stabs me to still
— am I of the killing kind?
exit the robin

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Some of you may be familiar with [personal profile] paganaidd's fan-fiction, which is incredible and I highly recommend it all. She is an excellent writer and packs a lot of great stuff into her stories. I'm delight to say that she is also working on an original novel and has entered an excerpt of that novel in the Echos of Another World writing contest over on Inkitt.

In All the In Between Places is phenomenal. If you like things that meld modern times and events with myth, magic and the otherworldly, then please check this out. This is the review that I left on the story itself:

"Each of the little vignettes is potent and powerful, though that last one was the one that really punched me in the gut. A very good introduction to a world that is a bit more than it seems with tantalizing glimpses of how magic, gods, and other worldly creatures would interact with our modern world. A very solid start for a novel."

If you read it and enjoy it, please feel free to share it with others. Thank you.

Today's happy find

Apr. 14th, 2015 02:55 pm
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So I've mostly been resting, watching movies, and reading fanfic as I recover from moving and the latest antibiotic increase. Since it's also that lovely time of the month that comes with cramps and PMS I did not sleep well last night and was feeling kind of out of sorts this morning. However I knew I needed to go out and pick up a prescription refill. So I got dressed, poked my head out the door to determine if a light sweater was needed (it was) and headed off to the pharmacy, which is thankfully less than 10 minutes away by car.

I hadn't really explored the little shopping space that the pharmacy is in, other than noting a coffee shop that will be opening soon. So I was curiously looking around to see what other shops might be there when I spotted a sign shaped like an artist's palette. My brain immediately went "Art Store!?! Is there an art store so close to my house?!" So I checked my spoon levels and detoured over to take a look.

There is indeed an art store so very close to my house. And the offer classes! I can't afford to take classes all that often, but an occasional one here and there is a definite possibility. I checked out their up coming class list and decided to treat myself to the Journal Jam workshop which focuses on renewing creativity and expressing oneself in words and art. It's not til May 2nd, but I think that will give me a bit of time to settle in more too.

GRRRRRRRRR..........

Apr. 14th, 2015 01:12 am
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Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] a_phoenixdragon for tipping me off to this site. Two of my own fics got snatched from it. I did not create those fics to make money, and quite frankly I'm pretty pissed off. Also the site claims you have to pay to see read your own work on the site, and demands credit card info. Call me suspicious, but I don't think I'd be comfortable handing over my credit card information to a site that had no qalms putting my fics up there without even asking me.



A site called E-Books Tree is apparently using a bot to steal fics from AO3, posting the stories as PDFs, and CHARGING people to download them. (I say "apparently", because the selection of fics in some cases is quite random, like taking the third part of a series without taking the other two--the kind of mistake a bot would make.) They got eight of my stories. I can't imagine who would PAY to download any of those PDF's when they're free here on LJ or AO3, but it's the principle of the thing! I know I didn't give permission to have my work posted there, and I bet you didn't either. If you're an author, go to their site and enter your name in the search box to see if you've been affected.

If you have, here's a helpful brief from Tumblr on how to file a DMCA complaint to the site to get your works taken down: isfanficlegal.com.


Looking further down the my flist I found this advice from the [livejournal.com profile] 1_million_words community:

tumblr user besinaao3 offers us this advice:

My name is [name] and I am the author and owner of the following works:
• “title” by “author”
• “title” by author

These are my intellectual property. I do not give you or anyone else permission to offer these works for download, and I did not consent for them to be available on your website. I am requesting that you remove them immediately. I can be reached by e-mail at [e-mail].

This information is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, I am authorized to act on my own behalf as the owner of this material.

Signed,
[signature]


Cut and paste that into their contact form and make sure that you make the subject line read: “DMCA Complaint” or they won’t process it.

you can also send an e-mail to their host: Response from Moniker: The best way to handle that is to contact our abuse team at abuse@moniker.com. They will be able to assist you or point you in the correct direction for legal matters such as this.
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Poem: "Counterpoise"

Apr. 12th, 2015 01:56 pm
jjhunter: irridescent raven against a background of autumnal maple leaves (world tree raven)
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When I bruise or break faith with myself
I bring it back with honoring my body
respecting its rhythms and tending its tides

what my mind encodes my body embodies
my body holds what my mind would hide
If I would bide what bodes abide
my abode will bid what boded tie
to loosen what my body hath tied
I listen to remember what my mind denied

when my mind is loosed my body abides
as a kite string keels what curves and flies
hold hold to shift
breathe to turn
move to settle my mettle to true and
breathe to learn
unfold to hold
balance my will with honor to my body
that bides a step behind
a step beyond me
that I may step and step
to step in time with faith again

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