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ysabetwordsmith ([personal profile] ysabetwordsmith) wrote in [community profile] crowdfunding2015-05-16 12:34 am

Crowdfunding Creative Jam

Welcome to the fortieth Crowdfunding Creative Jam! This session will run Saturday, May 16-Sunday, May 17. The theme is "Hope." Visit the Creative Jam over on LiveJournal.

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.
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Re: Open Playground: Schrodinger's Heroes

[personal profile] alexseanchai 2015-05-16 11:32 am (UTC)(link)
(um, silly question, are these prompts for all the things or just for Schrodinger's Heroes? because it kinda looks like you misplaced the comment...)
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Re: Open Playground: Schrodinger's Heroes

[personal profile] alexseanchai 2015-05-16 06:58 pm (UTC)(link)

I uh maybe already five hundred words a thing. I wrote myself into a corner, but I wrote! And then I pasted it at a friend who has an idea for getting out of the corner, it just takes some editing...but first I have cleaning tasks and whatnot. :(
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Re: Open Playground: Schrodinger's Heroes

[personal profile] dialecticdreamer 2015-05-17 01:57 am (UTC)(link)
The image of a child and birds has sparked another Kristen story (Tomorrow's freebie!) You get a preview in your email tonight!

(1828 words)
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[personal profile] alexseanchai 2015-05-17 03:29 am (UTC)(link)
Your girl-and-dragon image prompt inspired "a half-whispered prayer", today's freebie.
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Re: Filled!

[personal profile] alexseanchai 2015-05-17 03:26 pm (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] alexseanchai 2015-05-16 11:36 am (UTC)(link)
The Star tarot card

Pandora. (I'm specifically flagging [personal profile] dialecticdreamer because I bet Edwina of The Voices of the Engines knows this story, and if she doesn't, someone she knows certainly does. Which isn't to limit application of the prompt to this 'verse, of course.)

Winter solstice celebrations are about hope for the coming spring (and sometimes, symbolically, the coming dawn). That's why so many of them are a few days after the solstice proper: when it's clear that the sun is returning and spring is on its way.
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Re: prompts

[personal profile] dialecticdreamer 2015-05-16 08:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Sending by PM in 3 parts
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[personal profile] mdlbear 2015-05-16 04:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Text prompt: (from Quiet Victories)
The air is dark with demon wings;
The box's lid is open wide.
Pandora looks for treasure there,
But only Hope is left inside.
Grief and terror, plague and pain
Lay hidden 'neath a golden lid;
Who would have thought that such as these
Would be the spawn of what she did?
    And in the darkness of despair,
    It seems that even Hope has flown.
    With friends around, you join to sing   
    The song that lights her way back home.
Edited (making it more clear that it's meant as a prompt.) 2015-05-16 16:20 (UTC)
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Re: Pandora

[personal profile] dialecticdreamer 2015-05-16 08:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Sending by PM in 3 parts
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Open world: Heliodrax

[personal profile] dialecticdreamer 2015-05-16 05:00 pm (UTC)(link)
This is an open world, and for anyone interested in the Heliodrax; with the Index as the place to start. Shapeshifting, intelligent dracoforms with three genders... How do they hide within the larger collections of ordinary humans? What do they collect for their World Archive? What do they hope to create from that archive?
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Open Playground: Nine for the Nebula's Heart

[personal profile] alexconall 2015-05-16 06:33 pm (UTC)(link)
[community profile] nineforthenebulasheart is a collaborative-canon fantasy quest story available for writing and creating in. Core canon, contributor guidelines, masterlist of works, and do not feel shy about participation even if you don't know anything but the core canon because fanworks and multiple contradictory canons are totally a thing.