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Welcome to the fifty-second Crowdfunding Creative Jam! This session will run Saturday, June 18-Sunday, June 19. The theme is "Changing Society Around the Individual." 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.

Re: Prompts

Date: 2016-06-20 01:48 am (UTC)
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
From: [personal profile] alatefeline
Society is not the sum of individuals.
It is not the subtraction of specific voices
Or the multiplication of amplified ideas.
Or the ways we are divided from one another.

It is more complex than arithmetic,
And more basic than theory.

It is hand to hand to hand to hand
Voice to voice to voice
Heart to heart
Over generations.

There is no answer now to questions that have yet to be asked.
There is only the hope that those questions will be asked someday.
There is the dogged determination to get up in the morning, even at 3pm,
and start another day.
There is the tired stubborn cranky choice to try to rest
and start again tomorrow.

There is no answer to tragedy.
Belieiving that love conquers hate
is a choice
that sometimes flies in the face of the evidence.

There is no way to give enough.
There is no way to get enough for me and you and us forever,
to store up sunshiny moments in a jam-jar,
to drink from a firehose,
to taste more honeyed sweetness than the tastebuds can register,
to always have enough to be going on with.

Sometimes we go on anyway.
Or not.
So far, here I am.

Solitude
is all we have
when we can’t be with anyone.
And solitude
still implies the company
of oneself, of the world, of context.
Solitude falls like the rain
drop by drop by drop
because we are never alone without ourselves.

Sometimes you are at the end of the dock and there is no ship.
Sometimes you sit staring out to sea in the rain.
Sometimes you go where the sidewalk ends.
Sometimes you peer over the crumbling edge of the world,
And you find yourself looking back.

And I am there, and you are there,
and the questions yet to be asked
and the ones that died silent
are there
in the society of individuals
which changes
not merely because we fight and push and hold on and give away
and certainly not out of some mythical momentum
but because we can’t not fight
and still exist
and every birth comes screaming me-ness into the world
and the changes add up.

Not like numbers
but like the numinous
not like votes
but like devotion
not like faith
but like fire
like an ocean
like an omen
like a pulse
like a poem
we are here.

Re: Prompts

Date: 2016-06-20 04:44 am (UTC)
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
From: [personal profile] alatefeline
I enjoyed writing this. I think it could definitely use some editing to be my very best, but the words flowed and I did NOT want to stop that. Maybe at some point I'll come back and collect my comment-poems for editing.

Re: Prompts

Date: 2016-06-20 05:05 am (UTC)
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
From: [personal profile] alatefeline
\o/

It is so nice to hear a real writer saying "hey you should keep writing / working on what you've written?"

Because sometimes I just kinda ... fade into the background when I am around people I admire and want to imitate, and then I manage to be LOUD when I am around the people I don't actually care for all that much. Brains, bah.

I AM going to WRITE this summer. I AM WRITING this spring *checks word count on blog entries so far* I just need to focus on being specific about what I want to write. And that is a real and positive change from six months ago, when I was thinking "well I'd kinda like to write again sometime but when?"

So, yeah. Feeling kinda good about my overall writing momentum and the impact that creative activities have on the rest of my life.

Re: Prompts

Date: 2016-06-20 05:06 am (UTC)
alexseanchai: Purple lightning (Default)
From: [personal profile] alexseanchai
*\o/* *\o/* *\o/*

Re: Prompts

Date: 2016-06-20 05:07 am (UTC)
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
From: [personal profile] alatefeline
<3

Re: Prompts

Date: 2016-06-20 05:41 am (UTC)
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
From: [personal profile] alatefeline
I think you are probably making a direct positive difference to a lot of people by encouraging new and new-level writers. And increasing the net amount of well-edited, well-though-out creative work in the world, too.

Re: Prompts

Date: 2016-06-20 04:47 am (UTC)
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
From: [personal profile] alatefeline
<3 I got started on this when several of your prompts and several of Ysabetwordsmith's collided in my head and I realized that free-associating words were starting to develop some imagery and wordplay. I won't say I accidentally poem'd because I definitely did it on purpose, but it was pretty spontaneous and I've glad I came back to the prompts today when I was awake.

Re: Prompts

Date: 2016-12-17 08:32 am (UTC)
callibr8: (Yaaaaay)
From: [personal profile] callibr8
This is lovely! Have you chosen a title for it?

prompts!

Date: 2016-06-18 02:50 pm (UTC)
alexseanchai: Purple lightning (Default)
From: [personal profile] alexseanchai
Queer the world! Both in the sense of "increase the visible presence of queer (and trans) people" and in the sense in which the word is used in "queer theory", which is more "normative vs deviant" where queerness and deviancy are pretty much equivalent.

Build community.

One's body is a temple. Whom does one worship there?

I hear rumors it's Autistic Pride Day. Autistic people could really use some changing this neurotypical-normative society around the autistic individual.
Edited (oops subject important sorry also new prompt) Date: 2016-06-18 03:12 pm (UTC)

Re: prompts!

Date: 2016-06-18 05:18 pm (UTC)
technoshaman: Tux (Default)
From: [personal profile] technoshaman
Oooh. Interested in outcome of body=temple prompt...

Prompt

Date: 2016-06-18 05:19 pm (UTC)
technoshaman: Tux (Default)
From: [personal profile] technoshaman
For [personal profile] dialecticdreamer or [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith (or others working in Polychrome): Warden Daley gets his. Shiv is *gonna* have a reaction...
Edited (subject) Date: 2016-06-18 05:20 pm (UTC)

Re: Prompt

Date: 2016-06-24 10:40 pm (UTC)
technoshaman: Tux (Default)
From: [personal profile] technoshaman
Jeezus. at this rate the whole Shiv thread is gonna end up like the Iliad and the Odyssey.

Prompts

Date: 2016-06-18 06:19 pm (UTC)
shiori_makiba: Makiba Shiori in Kanji and Roman Letters (Default)
From: [personal profile] shiori_makiba
Title Prompts
On the Effects of Butterflies
For Want of a Nail

Word Prompts
"This is not the end, it is the beginning."
"How do I help?"

prompts ahoy, now with an addon

Date: 2016-06-18 08:21 pm (UTC)
chanter_greenie: a bright blue sky and fluffy clouds (Wisconsin summer: boundless friendly sky)
From: [personal profile] chanter_greenie
*One template for societal changes does not fit all, even among specific groups i.e. one type of disability and accommodations for same.

*Fundamental disagreement on issue(s) does not have to equal disrespect or dismissal of the individuals in the argument.

... Yeeeeeeah. Seen and dealt with both those first prompts in action, got the scars. There's a reason I'm asking for the positive side of either one.

*Seconding the request for something about Autistic Pride Day!

*The newest pick for Supreme Court Justice (I'm thinking of the States here, but any other country with a Supreme Court is also fair game) is a proud black woman who goes home to her wife at the end of the day. Some people freak out. Most do not. I'd love to see the not-freaking-out reactions, including both the joyful and the *shrugs* okay neutral ones.

*Edited to add, because of what this weekend marks in the States: Juneteenth celebrations.
Edited Date: 2016-06-18 08:24 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2016-06-20 01:32 am (UTC)
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
From: [personal profile] alatefeline
Concepts:

Feeling like it is better somehow when you know what to do to help.
Dancing through the sky.
Slow motion being the most efficient way to go sometimes.

Quotes:

“ I looked in my heart while the wild swans went over. And what did I see I had not seen before? Only a question less or a question more; Nothing to match the flight of wild birds flying. “
Millay, Edna St. Vincent (2011-03-24). Second April . Kindle Edition.

“Two days ago, he’d known everything about his future. Today, he knew nothing. He was not sure this change was an improvement.”
Bujold, Lois McMaster (2015-07-06). Penric's Demon (Kindle Locations 272-273). Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.. Kindle Edition.

“Our sun emits vibrations just as the other billions of stars do. We are a billion-year-old species made of stardust. If the sun’s composition is vibratory, then so are we.”
“Sanford and Sun.” Dawolu Jabari Anderson. (2015-03-23). Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements (pp. 146-147). AK Press. Kindle Edition.

Images:

Stars glittering on a multicolored background. From NASA. Here: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/tiff/PIA20468.tif

As seen from a satellite, looking down inside the mouth of a volcano on an island. From NASA. Here: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/jpegMod/PIA18564_modest.jpg

Rainbow-furred cat with quote: Why fit in, when you were born to stand out. Here: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/56/a5/a4/56a5a48146d951ee9eabbe8961506fac.jpg

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Date: 2016-06-21 02:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] filkferengi
Here via [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith. In poet country, ideas find you! Bravo!

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