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The prosecutor who subpoenaed and cross-examined Hitler in 1931 for a murder trial against four brownshirts was a Jewish lawyer named Hans Litten. The three-hour testimony left Hitler so unnerved and humiliated that he forbade anyone speak Litten’s name in his presence, and he was killed in a concentration camp. Today, the German bar association is called the Hans Litten Association, and every year they give out the Hans Litten Award for excellence in the legal profession. That’s how you commemorate history. 
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The general fund currently contains $60.  Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll.  I will keep it open until at least Tuesday night. If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it.  Otherwise I may keep it open a little longer.

We currently have three open epics.  "The Inner Transition" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Berettaflies and needs $308 to be complete.  "The Higher a Monkey Climbs" belongs to Polychrome Heroics and needs $161 to be complete.  "Two Foxes" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses and needs $169.50 to be complete.

Poll #18724 General Fund for August 15, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 6

How would you like to distribute the $60?

View Answers

ALL $60 into "The Inner Transition"
1 (16.7%)

ALL $60 into "The Higher a Monkey Climbs"
1 (16.7%)

ALL $60 into "Two Foxes"
2 (33.3%)

Divide it equally across the THREE poems
2 (33.3%)

Poem: "What Makes a Hoard"

Aug. 21st, 2017 11:19 pm
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This poem is from the August 15, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] janetmiles, [personal profile] mdlbear, and [personal profile] callibr8. It has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles.

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Poem: "Only in the Gift"

Aug. 21st, 2017 10:41 pm
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In return for a beautiful day and a truly stellar performance from the Sun God and Moon Goddess, I am posting one of my eclipse poems for free.  You can see some of my eclipse photos here.

"Only in the Gift"

I have seen the moon-shielded sun
and the Father God winking
as he turns his one wide eye
back toward the waiting world 

a reminder that we live,
moment by moment, 
only in the gift of
his infinite light.

Monday Update 8-21-17

Aug. 21st, 2017 08:53 pm
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Sunday Yardening
Poem: "To Appreciate Small Victories"
Heroic Action
Poem: "The Bamboo That Bends"
Saturday Yardening
Poem: "As Couples as Possible"
Crowdfunding Creative Jam
Poem: "The Whole of Civilization"
Bust of Lincoln Destroyed (54 comments)
Read "Absent the White Roses" by William Altolft
Poem: "Lycoris"
Read "Under Cover Fashion" by Bairnsidhe
Today's Adventures
Promoting a Better World
Hard Things
Poem: "Tricky Treats"

Today we saw the eclipse in Chester, IL. :D 3q3q3q!!!

The bonus fishbowl last week went well.

Poetry in Microfunding:
"The Inner Transition" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Berettaflies.  Valor's Widow finds out what Stylet has in his backpack.  "The Higher a Monkey Climbs" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Pips gets worried about Jules and drops by for a visit.  "Two Foxes" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses.  Kenzie hears that the Iron Horses are going after the gaybashers, and feels uneasy over his own reactions.

Weather has been warm to hot here.  Currently blooming: dandelions, marigolds, petunias, lantana, million bells, snapdragons, zinnias, firecracker plant, white and red clover, morning glories, spiderwort, echinacea, blackberry lilies, Queen Anne's lace, frost asters, cup plant, black-eyed Susan, torenia, purple aster, rose campion, some yellow thing in the wildflower garden, thistle.  
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s-leary replied to your video: Trying out the new embroidery machine! I meant to…

Stabilizer sometimes ends up in the half-off remnant bin at my Joann’s–why, I have no idea, but anyway I will keep an eye out for it.

I found a little in mine! I need to pick up spray adhesive to go along with it, the iron-on stuff never gets remaindered like that. That’s what it is– you can have it cut by the yard, so there would be remnants. But the iron-on stuff is precut in sealed bags. There were coupons, today, so I only bought things I could use the coupons on– and i was meant to be making a hasty visit– but next time, I’ll get another coupon, and get some spray adhesive. Or, my mom will give me a gift card, lol. 

I’m currently realizing that the tutorial that made digitizing your own files look so easy was sort of glossing over a lot of things, most crucially that the digitizing software only runs on Windows, and i don’t have Windows. But. But! We have Windows machines at work, and I bet I can get it to run next week in the like, day and a half that my coworker is on vacation and therefore I’m unsupervised. 

Digitizing software is a nightmare. It’s all either ineffective, outdated, or $5000. I’m really struggling, and it’s really hard to track things down. Most of my leads come from forum posts from 2011. I really really really do not want to attempt to install a virtual Windows OS on my Mac, that would be Just Awful. 

But nobody makes embroidery patterns like what I want to do, and I’m really spoiled by hand embroidery, where I basically don’t ever use patterns and just do what I want. Oh well; I get why you can’t just… draw things on your embroidery machine. 

You can, it turns out, just type things on your embroidery machine, though, so. That’s fun, at least. 
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Trying out the new embroidery machine! I meant to record the end but I estimated it too soon. Oh well. This is the only built-in design that’s at all cool, but don’t worry, you can download more. And I found a tutorial to make your own. Anyone who wanted to get me a birthday present, I’m going to be going through a lot of tear-away stabilizer…


Aug. 21st, 2017 08:12 pm
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Oh yeah huh, it does make a crescent projection! Cool.


Aug. 21st, 2017 02:01 pm
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Welp Tumblr just ate the post I was making, weirdly– I didn’t press any buttons, it just popped up and told me the page took too long to load or something, so that was irritating. 

Anyway I’m back in Buffalo, after a detour through Rochester Saturday night. Lovely times. And Sunday morning, while I was in the shower, a package arrived– a new sewing and embroidery machine, which it turns out my bestie had coordinated with my three sisters to buy for me. So that’s cool and exciting and also very touching, that they thought to do that. 

Anyway. Forgot the door code at work, which was hilarious and awful. But I remembered the password, so when the alarm company called, I could say, don’t call the cops dudes, and they were like, it’s fine, don’t go deaf. Nice and stressful, but whatever. 

Phones are ringing off the hook; last week, we had some eclipse-viewing goggles in stock. We ran out last week, of course, and can’t get more, and starting Friday got about a 300-person waiting list for them, but that doesn’t prevent people calling today all blithe and bonny like “you have these, right?” and then wanting to talk to me for fifteen minutes about alternatives they can find elsewhere, while the phone audibly keeps ringing in the background. I just say “no, sorry, good luck” and hang up by now. 

I tried answering the phone, “Good morning, StoreName, we don’t have any eclipse glasses in stock, is there anything else I can help you with?” but of course got the one customer who had a different question and was like, “what?”, and then got a customer who ignored my greeting and engaged me in lengthy conversation about whether or not I’d, by any chance, have any of those, what do you call them, you know, the things, for the thing– I was like no sir, that’s what I just– so it’s just less exasperating to wait for them to ask, I guess. 

Anyway. Good times. 


Aug. 21st, 2017 11:41 am
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Aug. 21st, 2017 05:22 am
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Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways To Give:

Sarah is raising funds to help save her family's house, where they are facing eviction. They are dealing with her mother's illness and recent unemployment, and they are trying to raise $100K to cover hospital bills and mortgage payments. You can read more and support the fundraiser here.

Anon linked to a fundraiser for the legal fees for protestors in Durham, who pulled down the Confederate statue. You can read more and support their legal defense here.

[personal profile] spasticat has been unemployed since October of last year, and while she's been actively looking for work, her benefits and savings have run out; she's raising funds for utilities, medication, and rent. At the end of September she is also moving back home, and needs funds to cover the move. You can read more and support her YouCaring here.

[tumblr.com profile] rilee16 is struggling to cover medical expenses after two head injuries last year, and has a fundraiser running to cover living expenses, previous medical bills, and a recent rent increase. You can read more and help out here.

Buy Stuff, Help Out:

[tumblr.com profile] magpiesmiscellany has a selection of tree-of-life pendants in various shapes, colors, and sizes for sale, with proceeds going to Planned Parenthood, Lambda Legal, the ACLU, Doctors Without Borders, Earthjustice, Sierra Club, and the National Immigration Law Center. You can read more and purchase them here.


[personal profile] in_the_bottle is looking for a new housemate in London, in Fulham SW6, bordering Hammersmith. Two professional females, at least one fandom friendly. You can read more and get in touch here.

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.

What I’m writing, 8/20

Aug. 21st, 2017 02:23 am
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…Some weeks just not starting more ginormous WIPs is the real success, okay? I expended a lot of focus on absolutely positively not starting SEVERAL things this week (and… yep, that is definitely the only thing that was using up brain processing cycles this week at an unusual rate, YEP, TOTALLY).


WIPs currently active: 5, because I bumped All Eternals Deck #2 off the list until I figure out what happens after the beginning.

Words written this week: 4,041

WIPs that got no words this week: 0

WIPs that did get words this week:

Codename: Aluminum Bastard (aka broken dick epic): 883, and I started writing Chapter 47 and then abruptly discovered where the floating point on the outline labeled [particular sex act redacted]? should go in the story, so. Whee!

Born in the Blood: 276, chugging along toward [more sex acts redacted]!!

Slavefic #6: 104. Okay, that looks bad? I’m at the point where I outlined things for this part of the series literally almost two years ago and now have to figure out how to hook them up with the stories that I’ve actually written, so there’s a bit of frantically-jury-rigging-a-round-CO2-filter-from-square-components going on. Hopefully none of which will be apparent from the end result. :)

Wildly Unmanageable Ace!Bitty Longfic: 661

Jack/Bitty angsty happy ending kidfic: 2,117

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Sunday Yardening

Aug. 20th, 2017 06:08 pm
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Today is sunny and hot, ugh.  I made it out to water plants and pick a pepper for Doug's supper. 

Poem: "To Appreciate Small Victories"

Aug. 20th, 2017 02:01 pm
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This poem is spillover from the March 7, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] kyleri, [livejournal.com profile] rix_scaedu, and [personal profile] sweet_sparrow. It also fills the "anxiety" square in my 3-1-17 card for the Disability Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Shiv thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem contains some intense topics. Highlight to read the warnings. It features prison inmates, group therapy, a show soup with some goat features including syndactyly and prey instincts, references to adaptive equipment, vulgar and intrusive talk, spitball leading to a prey reaction, refusal to apologize, speciesist language, discussion of disabilities, adoption issues, learning to compensate for a lost hand, and other challenges. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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The Gibson family has taken thousands of striking shipwreck photos, from the late 1870’s through the 1970s. See more of these amazing photos here.

Heroic Action

Aug. 20th, 2017 01:35 pm
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Three drag queens save a gaybashing victim.

"Growing up gay, I’ve been picked on and bullied and there comes a time when you fight back and you don’t care if you’ll get hurt or what happens to your wig."

<3 heroic speeches.

Poem: "The Bamboo That Bends"

Aug. 19th, 2017 06:05 pm
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This poem is from the August 1, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] siliconshaman and [personal profile] librarygeek. It also fills the "family portraits" square in my 7-1-16 card for the Winter Fest in July Bingo. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Officer Pink thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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