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Welcome to the thirty-fifth Crowdfunding Creative Jam! This session will run Saturday, November 15-Sunday, November 16. The theme is "Salvaging and Repairing People or Ideas." (Visit the Creative Jam over on LiveJournal.) Note that this will be the last Creative Jam of the year; there won't be one in December due to the holiday rush.

Crowdfunding Creative Jam

Everyone is eligible to post prompts, which may be words or phrases, titles, images, etc. Prompters may request a specific creator, but everyone else may still use that prompt if they wish. Prompts may specify a particular character/world/etc. but creators may use the prompt for something else anyway and post the results. Prompters are still encouraged to post mostly prompts that anyone could use anywhere, as this maximizes the chance of having creators make something based on your prompt. Please title your comment "Prompt" or "Prompts" when providing inspiration so these are easy to find.

Prompt responses may also be treated as prompts and used for further inspiration. For example, a prompt may lead to a sketch which leads to a story, and so on. This kind of cascading inspiration is one of the most fun things about a collective jam session.

Everyone is eligible to use prompts, and everyone who wants to use a given prompt may do so, for maximum flexibility of creator choice in inspiration. You do not have to post a "Claim" reply when you decide to use a prompt, but this does help indicate what is going on so that other prompters can spread out their choice of prompts if they wish.

Creators are encouraged, but not required, to post at least one item free. Likewise, sharing a private copy of material with the prompter is encouraged but not required. Creative material resulting from prompts should be indicated in a reply to the prompt, with a link to the full content elsewhere on the creator's site (if desired); a brief excerpt and/or description of the material may be included in the reply (if desired). It helps to title your comment "Prompt Filled" or something like that so these are easy to identify. There is no time limit on responding to prompts. However, creators are encouraged to post replies sooner rather than later, as the attention of prompters will be highest during and shortly after the session.

Some items created from prompts may become available for sponsorship. Some creators may offer perks for donations, linkbacks, or other activity relating to this project. Check creator comments and links for their respective offerings.

Prompters, creators, and bystanders are expected to behave in a responsible and civil manner. If the moderators have to drag someone out of the sandbox for improper behavior, we will not be amused. Please respect other people's territory and intellectual property rights, and only play with someone else's characters/setting/etc. if you have permission. (Fanfic/fanart freebies are okay.) If you want to invite folks to play with something of yours, title the comment something like "Open Playground" so it's easy to spot. This can be a good way to attract new people to a shared world or open-source project, or just have some good non-canon fun.

Boost the signal! The more people who participate, the more fun this will be. Hopefully we'll see activity from a lot of folks who regularly mention their projects in this community, but new people are always welcome. You can link to this session post or to individual items created from prompts, whatever you think is awesome enough to recommend to your friends.

Re: Prompts

Date: 2014-11-15 09:15 am (UTC)
dialecticdreamer: My work (Default)
From: [personal profile] dialecticdreamer
Based on the "mother and daughter talking" picture, and "Homesick Day" on LJ:

“Homesick Day”

Kristen stared at her new foster mother, torn between smiling and narrowing her eyes. “I said school was fine. It's been fine all three weeks.”

“I know,” Mrs. Roberts agreed, blonde hair too short and too gelled to move when she nodded. “And I emailed Mr. Compton, to find out that you don't have any quizzes today, that the class pizza day is at the end of the week... and that you've been staring at maps in your free time.”

“I like maps!” Kristen argued, her breath drawing tight in her chest.

“Onion City has a lot of suburbs,” Mrs. Roberts mused, changing the subject. “Grab your jacket, and let's drive around to see them.”

Kristen resisted the urge to hurry. Her own family hadn't used a car, but had relied on public transportation to get everywhere. It was just another thing which was different after... After. She didn't say much, leaning her forehead on the cool glass as rain drizzled over the autumn landscape. Houses, parks, strip malls... It was all the same until Kristen saw the huge, carved owl that marked the entrance to Peterson Park, just a few blocks from her old home... her old life.

Mrs. Roberts parked the car carefully at the curb, ignoring the chipped paint and tired, dull swings beneath the brown-painted shade pagoda as she zipped her beige jacket over the cream-colored angora sweater she wore. Mrs. Roberts wore mostly white or cream or beige... but Kirsten could spill orange creamsicle on her /socks/ while eating one. Her mom used to-- The sound of the Edwin Grant school bell cut off her thought.

“I'm missing school!” Kristen gasped.

“No, you're not. I emailed your teacher to tell him you're having a homesick day.” Mrs. Roberts offered a hand. “Come on, that slide looks too wet to play on, but the swings are dry.”

“I'm not sick, and... we're not at your home.” Kirsten's head was buzzing.

“No, a homesick day.” Mrs. Roberts tugged a strand of Kirsten's hair deliberately, gently, out of the ponytail she wore and let it spring free. “If you want to visit your old class, I got permission to bring you to first recess, too, and then, well, it'll be lunch time. We'll pick someplace to eat then.” A slender, manicured hand waved toward the row of boxy shops across from the park. “Pizza, maybe?”
Edited (forgot second prompt) Date: 2014-11-15 09:20 am (UTC)

Re: Prompts

Date: 2014-11-17 03:34 am (UTC)
technoshaman: Tux (Default)
From: [personal profile] technoshaman

Hmm. I'll have to remember this, when the time comes...

Re: Prompts

Date: 2014-11-17 03:38 am (UTC)
dialecticdreamer: My work (Default)
From: [personal profile] dialecticdreamer
A homesick day? Mental health day? Yeah. Kids need 'em too, sometimes.


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