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L'Poni Baldwin

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I am an African American poetess and the author of anime-style chapbooks (short print books under 80 pages) like Dragonworld ETC and I am also the author of a "best of" collection called Dragons & Cicadas.

Most of the chapbooks take place in a fantastical world full of interesting aliens. I write only short stories and poetry, most range from 1k to 15k words but vary in different genres.

I enjoy taking risks in the world of writing I want Chapbooks to become the "norm" of the publishing world. And to those thinking of sending a request: please, don't send a friend request unless you really want to. I would prefer messaging instead because the list is becoming too hard to manage. I need to keep my circle small, and right now it is medium.

It seems nobody (except maybe some people on discussion forums) are talking about Haruka Shimotsuki’s new albums (her doujin albums specifically). I guess I’ll have to be that person that informs the generalaudience of her stuff. I’m a big Shimotsuki fan. Been one since I was 13. I want to help fans old and new […] Read more of this blog post »
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Dragons and Cicadas: The So...

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The Love of an Italian Dragon

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Dragonworld ETC

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1 chapters   —   updated Aug 13, 2016 07:26PM
Description: In the world of Westeros, too many things happen at once. A tear, a scream, a gasp, a war. These little moments may feel insignificant to the inhabitants, but to the Gods these moments are very real. This riveting and well-written fan series chronicles the little moments that lead up to big conflicts in the Seven Kingdoms. Welcome to the harshness of winter.
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Description: Ashuton Karrucci wanders into England as an immigrant dragon shifter, wanted for the murder of the Earl of Sheffield. He seeks solace and shelter at the Phantomhive household and becomes a servant to the brooding master, Ciel Phantomhive. The young master and his friends become tangled in games worthy of a Dragon. The Society On Da Run, Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler) and Game of Thrones crossover.
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Description: (A sample of the novella from Dragons & Cicadas) He was Chan in the morning, a nickname given to him by his maid. He was Change in the night, standing atop the hill that overlooked the city. He was Chance in shorts, a purple cape and a peacoat. He was Chance, the boy whom wouldn’t stop until you smiled...until one day he stopped smiling. (excerpt of chapter 30 from The Society On Da Run)
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Description: "Ironblade rembers what you've done to her, Lawrence. A Dragon of the Copper House does not forget these things."
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“Do you know what it’s like to kill a man? You just pushed a knife into living, moving skin and you realize you pierced a heart that beats against your sharp knife.

-Lucas Tyrel”
L'Poni Baldwin, Dragons and Cicadas: The Society On Da Run

“To all those whom seek the iron words of the community: if your book is good, it will stand on its own. Be it a short story, a novel, a novella, a chapter book, a poetry book, a chapbook, a manga or a graphic novel...it will seek reviews by itself. You need to do nothing with it. Do nothing but write. Give up review seeking and focus on writing, for that is what becomes you in the end.”
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“When he removed his robes, you could see the hundreds of scars and bruises that shamelessly decorated his body. Huge black bruises, long scars that came from sword lacerations and whips and new wounds that bled fresh red blood.
The Dragonboy's father had no idea his son suffered.
That's because the boy never told.

From The Binding, a story from the upcoming tenth update of Dragons and Cicadas
L'Poni Baldwin, Dragons and Cicadas: The Society On Da Run

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Interracial and A...: Dragonboy*Con: Goodreads Convention 1 13 Apr 30, 2012 08:22PM  
“He taunted me, "Pony boy, pony boy," because I liked ponies. Pony boy. He always came to vent his anger of dragons on me. They must really like us. They hide behind their Wasp Queen and pretend to hate us dragons, but in truth they love us. Why else would they bother with fucking us? That sentence probably turned you off. Thing is, I'm a very vulgar boy.

-Chance Karrucci (the Sweet Dragon)”
L'Poni Baldwin, Dragons and Cicadas: The Society On Da Run

“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
Dr. Seuss

“Do you know what it’s like to kill a man? You just pushed a knife into living, moving skin and you realize you pierced a heart that beats against your sharp knife.

-Lucas Tyrel”
L'Poni Baldwin, Dragons and Cicadas: The Society On Da Run

“Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
Rob Siltanen

“You can have all the wine and dragons that my money can buy. That’s what the old woman told me, and I listened.”
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Shambhawi P. Happy new year to you too. And I didn't wish you, or anyone else either. (Nepalese new year falls somewhere in Mid-April. That's more my scene :/)

The rest is in your inbox.


message 14: by Lucinda

Lucinda Dear L'Poni,
Thanks so much for the friendship request! You are a fantastic moderator for the Dragon's group, and i am always interested in the new discussions and ideas that you bring.
I would love to have the oportunity of reading your work, as i am really interested in Dragons and sci-fi/ fantasy fiction. I however tend to only read Paperbacks or Hardbacks as my computer is only usable for internet (and i am unable to read PDF books or Kindle apps. on it anymore). I also am not in possession of an e-reader unfortunately.
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


Shambhawi P. As am I friend, as am I.

Oh, and I love the song. It's on loop on my iPod for the past hour :>


Shambhawi P. I haz received thy email. Now me shall hunt for my earphones so that me can indulge my auditory senses.

A reply to the email is on the way. Me shall need some time to be done with it.


Shambhawi P. Ahhh I hadn't noticed your reply until you popped in on my profile. It is too early on the week to dissect the working of this intricate of of communication and its notification tactics. I apologize for my lack of information.

The word is fantastical, as is the content. I consider myself a convert. As the one who pulled me in it hereby designate you the task of introducing me to more fantastical clusterfudges.
Your email has been received and handled accordingly. I already has more handlers than I can care for but I manage to get hold of matters requiring my review drom time to time. Thank God for that.

My FB is suffering from the same form of acute neglect my school assignments are familiar with. I shall endeavor to rectify this error as soon as possible and add you in kind.


message 10: by L'Poni

L'Poni Shambhawi wrote: "My email is a clusterfudge of things I don't need and deals I don't care about so sometimes I happen to lose sights of what is important in there. Lemme go and brave the vines for getting to your s..."

I see you are familiar with Clusterfudge XD. It is a fantastical word, isn't it? A reply has been sent through the electronic messaging system. I highly suggest a sacred off-limits email for business and/or matters such as this one, but do not create too many electronic handles or thee will loose track of them.

PS: I has v1sited FB to add ur page 2 my page's faves.
(I visited Facebook to add your book's page to my book's list of favorite pages).


message 9: by Shambhawi (last edited Apr 12, 2013 11:36PM)

Shambhawi P. My email is a clusterfudge of things I don't need and deals I don't care about so sometimes I happen to lose sights of what is important in there. Lemme go and brave the vines for getting to your sensitive datum.
I think there is also an apology for being a careless kid with the worst management skills the millennium has seen here somewhere.


L'Poni Shambhawi wrote: "I just saw your reply!

Camp NaNo is a NaNo like thingie only it takes place in April instead of November. Instead pf writing solo we will be assigned a cabin if we want to join one and we will all..."


Ooooooooo I wanna join! I got an email for that yesterday. I'll join that and NaNoReMo (visual novel month), although I'm very late for the latter.


Shambhawi P. I just saw your reply!

Camp NaNo is a NaNo like thingie only it takes place in April instead of November. Instead pf writing solo we will be assigned a cabin if we want to join one and we will all discuss our books with our cabin mates and take and give suggestions as we write!


L'Poni Shambhawi wrote: "Ohh.. my story suddenly grew into something bigger than a short story. I think I'll be writing it for Camp NaNoWriMo on April. I've still got the poem going for me though. A little tweak and a few ..."

Keep on writing poetry~! Mine is........I haven't gotten to it :( but that's only because I've been writing stories for tomorrow's update and *still* revamping Dragon War 1-3 and working on an outline for the collaboration story. I found out the contest has a $20 entry fee so I'll have to use money from my lovely parent to enter the contest. What's Camp NaNoWriMo? Is that a place where people can talk about their NaNos?


Shambhawi P. Ohh.. my story suddenly grew into something bigger than a short story. I think I'll be writing it for Camp NaNoWriMo on April. I've still got the poem going for me though. A little tweak and a few edits and I think I'll ready to send it by tomorrow.

How's your going on?


L'Poni Shambhawi wrote: "L'Poni wrote: "Your welcome! And Yup! I am going to start working on a chapbook to enter for the..."

As did I. No wonder I don't have an account yet.

I have this little bud for a gothic short sto..."


Your welcome! Old luck on those entries! I'm already interested in reading the gothic story (I love historical gothic stories).


Shambhawi P. L'Poni wrote: "Your welcome! And Yup! I am going to start working on a chapbook to enter for the..."

As did I. No wonder I don't have an account yet.

I have this little bud for a gothic short story jumping in my head. I think I'll do two entries - one poem and one story. And Thanks once again! :D


L'Poni Shambhawi wrote: "Thank you so much for the link! Seems like I'm going to be a busy girl :D Are you entering too?"

Your welcome! And Yup! I am going to start working on a chapbook to enter for the contest. And here I was thinking Twitter was useless.


Shambhawi P. Thank you so much for the link! Seems like I'm going to be a busy girl :D Are you entering too?


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