Crowdfunding Creative Jam

Welcome to the sixty-fourth Crowdfunding Creative Jam! This session will run Saturday, August 19-Sunday, August 20. The theme is "Moving the Body."


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.

Wow, it's been a while since I popped in here.

In which I offer writing graphics, divination and playlist making

If you signal boost, I'm willing to give you three sentence fiction, a haiku, a tarot card, or a pull from my shufflemancy playlist. Also, if you want more than one thing from me, I'm willing to knock off 10% of your total cost.

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July incentive at my Patreon is still happening! Pledge as little as $1, and unlock some goodies!

Patreon.com/srmaclin

If I get three more pledges, I'll post my newly-written poem "The Space Faring Owls of Tau Ceti" for all patrons, and if I get five more pledges, I'll also post the New-poem "Nineteen Weeks".

All pledges much appreciated!
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July Monthly Post

What are your planned crowdfunding projects for July? What did you accomplish during June?

The July Creative Jam would be Saturday 15-Sunday 16.  I expect to be unavailable then.  If someone else would like to run that Creative Jam, please speak up.

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I am selling, and calling for prompts for, short stories. Further details at my journal.

Update! [personal profile] dialecticdreamer, as described in the comments or at her journal, is offering more words to the same money! Thank you, [personal profile] dialecticdreamer!

Crowdfunding Creative Jam

Welcome to the sixty-third Crowdfunding Creative Jam! This session will run Saturday, June 17-Sunday, June 18. The theme is "Sufficient or Indulgent."


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.

Call for Themes

I've reached the end of scheduled themes for the Creative Jam project.  It's time to brainstorm some new themes!  These are a few that I've jotted down earlier, ones that I've thought up or people have suggested, to give you an idea what kind of stuff might be suitable:

* Trust & Vulnerability
* Hurt/Comfort
* Unicorns

What other themes would you like to explore?  Suggest them in a comment below this post. 

Later on I'll collect the suggestions and do some polling.  The most popular topics will be added to the schedule for future Creative Jams.  

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June Monthly Post

What are your planned crowdfunding projects for June? What did you accomplish during May?

The May Creative Jam will run Saturday 17-Sunday 18 with a theme of "sufficient or indulgent."

Poetry Fishbowl Report for May 2, 2017

This month's theme was "History Written by the Losers." I worked from 12:30 PM to 5:15 AM, so about 15 hours 45 minutes, allowing for breaks. I wrote 10 poems on Tuesday and 10 more later in the week.

Participation was lower this time, with 19 comments on LiveJournal and another 57 on Dreamwidth. There were no new prompters.


Read Some Poetry!
The following poems from the May 2, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl have been posted:
"All These Things Woven into Something"
"Battles and Wars"
"Cache Flow"
"Celestial Dehiscence"
"A Conversation Between Body and Soul"
"Hidden Histories"
"A Matter of Opportunity"
"Miasmas of the Past"
"Morning Waits at the End of the World"
"Split Between Two Lands"
"Until the Restoration"
"What Didn't You Do"
"Yon Sèl Lang Se Janm Ase"

"Lead Us in Peace" (Clay of Life, April 18, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl)
"Insha'Allah" (Polychrome Heroics, January 3, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl spillover)
"The Habit of a Midwinter Festivity" (Polychrome Heroics: Officer Pink, April 22, 2017, outside prompt calls)


Buy some poetry!
If you plan to sponsor some poetry but haven't made up your mind yet, see the unsold poetry list for May 2, 2017. That includes the title, length, price, and the original thumbnail description for the poems still available.

Currently sponsored poems have all been posted. Donors this time include: [personal profile] janetmiles, Anthony and Shirley Barrette.

The Poetry Fishbowl made its $200 goal, so "Insha'Allah" was the free epic. We also made the $250 goal, so that's one tally toward a bonus session.


The Poetry Fishbowl project also has a permanent landing page.

Crowdfunding Creative Jam

Welcome to the sixty-second Crowdfunding Creative Jam! This session will run Saturday, May 20-Sunday, May 21. The theme is "Baker's Dozen."


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.

Do you have Patreon?

Do you have Patreon?

If yes, how do you promote it? I've posted updates via social media, and I get a lot of "likes", a lot of "that's cool you have one", but very few patrons.

What sure find way do you use to get followers/Patrons?
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[personal profile] k_a_webb2017-05-09 08:48 am

K. A. Webb Writing

It's been a while since I posted here, so I wanted to write a quick update, to let anyone who does read my work know what's going on. There has been a recent mass update. Almost everything that was finished has now been posted. I am still working out a world for one story I want to go up, and I kept a couple back to give me something to post this week. I also do still have Case to post, but that's probably going to be something to do this weekend - as well as finishing off the current book. Then I'm going to decide how to finish off the story.

This mass update means there are a lot more stories to read. I've been working a lot on getting things finished, and trying not to start too many new things... only plot bunnies are mean. :D Some continuations are also being written, because I do know how things are meant to go, but, like I'm sure is the case for everyone, finding time to get everything done is more complicated. I do, as I always did, have my tip jars up, so if you do enjoy reading what I write donations are appreciated. I also have a subscription page, if you want an easy way to give me a monthly donation.

When it comes to the plans I have for the website I am interested in doing a number of things. One of those things is putting up audio for the stories, even though I absolutely hate the sound of my own voice when it's recorded, because I really want the stories to be as accessible as possible. Along with that I am planning on getting some ebooks done, although that's going to take longer. When it comes to the ebooks I want them to have fully completed story lines in. Then I also want to get working on some basic maps. I need to know where things are, especially with some of the more complicated worlds. Along with that I'm thinking of trying out some of my own artwork, which may or may not happen.

If you have some spare time come visit me. I'd love to see you. :)
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Twitter and crowdfunding train-of-thought stuff

Hello, I write choral music (YouTube playlist) which I share online for free, and this is funded by my kind supporters at Patreon. I've been on Patreon for three years, and it has changed the way I work significantly. In this post I'm going to talk a bit about trying to increase my income, but I don't want it to sound as if I'm ungrateful to my existing patrons! They are all lovely and I am very thankful for their support.

I spent some time this afternoon setting up Hootsuite to tweet links to my work again, and it occurs to me that I'm possibly going about it the wrong way. I currently have a whole long list of tweets and use auto-schedule to put them in, then edit them to spread them out a bit more so I'm not just spamming people constantly.

That's fine -- but I usually link to each piece of music once per cycle, and a cycle takes around a week and a half.

It strikes me that it might be better to link to each piece of music two or three times per day for a set number of days, possibly as long as a week for the ones that have broader appeal/catchy tunes. This is because the signal:noise ratio on Twitter is really quite bad, and the 2500-ish people who follow me there are not going to see something if I only post it once. I would have to re-jig the wording a lot more because duplicate tweets tend to get rejected by Twitter, but this may actually be a feature rather than a bug.

Another advantage to the style I'm considering, of course, is that I can then focus on seasonally-appropriate pieces: both at the time they are relevant, and three, six and nine months beforehand (when people are planning repertoire, essentially; while they tend to do this in batches, some work a term ahead, some half a year, and so on). And more people singing my music means the sheet music gets in front of more people, and at least with my newer works, that means more people find out about my Patreon, and that's good.

So, I'm probably going to try this. I'll need to make a calendar, figure out when my various works are relevant and work backward from there to figure out when to link to the demo tracks.

If you use Hootsuite or another social media scheduling app, what have you found is the optimum amount of repetition for a link to a specific work of yours?

A second thing I'm thinking about: Patreon now has an option to hide the total pledge amount from would-be patrons. I'm wondering if I need to do this; have I hit a sort of ceiling where people think "oh, she gets about $306 for each new work, that's more than enough", and don't pledge? If I'm going to be a composer full-time, I need quite a lot more than this; currently I struggle to complete a new work each month. I'd like to get my teeth into longer works, but my time for that is limited when I'm trying to finish something each month so I can get paid; and I don't want to go too far toward really really short works (psalm chants and hymns) because right now I'm doing a PhD and it's important to maintain at least some reputation as A Serious Composer, and in my corner of the musical world that means not too much hymnody. I could rant about why this is wrong, but it won't change the situation.

Now, composers have almost always had the sort of "portfolio career" where they are doing all kinds of other stuff too, and I don't expect to be very different; my work is rather niche, and I'm not going to have the kind of success of someone with two orders of magnitude more twitter followers, for example. But what I'm trying to figure out is whether people are making a judgement about what I deserve to receive rather than what they're willing/able to contribute, and whether being less open about my income would help with that. Another option is talking a lot more about how much work composing actually is, but that runs the danger of getting whiny.

More data would hep me decide what to do! Do you reveal your crowdfunded income? Why or why not? Do you think people who could aren't pledging because my work is a bit too niche, or because I appear to be doing well enough already? I'll probably wait until 2018 to actually decide what to do about this, because I want to see if the planned change in tweeting habits makes a difference; but I'm interested in your experiences and ideas.

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Happy Wednesday, all!

In trying to get more people interested in my novel and Patreon, I am hosting Q&A on Patreon. There's some summaries on the novel also public. Ask me about the characters, themes, etc.

http://www.patreon.com/posts/q-10011070

(PS - the welcome-offer still stands. If you pledge at least $1 a month, and let me know you came via Dreamwidth, there is a special welcome surprise for you!)
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May Monthly Post

What are your planned crowdfunding projects for May? What did you accomplish during April?

The May Creative Jam will run Saturday 20-Sunday 21 with a theme of "baker's dozen."

(no subject)

Hello all!

Once upon a time, I was active in this community, and much more so on Dreamwidth. Then I took what ultimately became a years-long sabbatical, and these days, flitting on the edges.

One of my goals for 2017, is to write more, both professionally and personally. Long story short, back in November, the husband and I moved to Pittsburgh, and had to dip into our savings to pay for moving expenses. Money has since been weird.

To that end, I have started a Patreon as a way to supplement our income with my writing. Primarily, I am posting on my Urban Fantasy novel, and occasionally, poetry.

Http://Patreon.com/srmaclin

Pledges start at as little as $1/month. There's some nifty perks and stretch goals in place.

Plus! Let me know you linked from Dreamwidth, and there will be a welcome perk thrown in!
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[personal profile] k_a_webb2017-04-18 06:35 pm

Subscription Page

 After thinking things through I've edited my subscription page. Support my writing in either pounds or American dollars (for now - I am happy to add other currencies if they're needed).

Crowdfunding Creative Jam

Welcome to the sixty-first Crowdfunding Creative Jam! This session will run Saturday, April 15-Sunday, April 16. The theme is "Twists." 


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.

Crowdfunding Creative Jam Landing Page

This landing page presents information about a recurring activity in this community, including the general parameters, past sessions and themes, etc. The Crowdfunding Creative Jam is held about once a month here in  [community profile] crowdfunding.   This provides a regular opportunity for people to post prompts, claim prompts, post things they've created, sponsor goodies, explore each other's projects, collaborate, and generally hang out with other creative folks.

For background, you can read the original discussion posts ("Creative Jam, Anyone?" and "Further Discussion of the Creative Jam") and the parameters poll.  See a list of themes.


About the Creative Jam
The Crowdfunding Creative Jam customarily takes place on the third weekend of the month.  It can run Saturday-Sunday or Sunday-Monday, depending on the preferance of that month's manager.  Any member of the community can volunteer to manage the jam session.

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 activity becomes. You can link to this landing page, or to individual session posts, to encourage more folks to get involved.


Open Projects

There are a number of shared worlds, open-source fandoms, and other projects which are open to new creative input.  If you want to explore a creative endeavor that already has resources such as setting and characters, check out these options ...

The Blueshift Troupers
Imagine a science fiction television series with all the hope, adventure, and sense of wonder from the classics.  The hiveship Omphalos  is one of the regular characters, providing a home for the crew of shapeshifters who travel the galaxy through jump gates to solve problems on distant planets.  Human colonization has spread civilization far and wide, but most planets have one or a few dominant races and some of them are pretty xenophobic. Each season of the show features a different planet, ethnic group, and culture where the main characters would be portrayed by new actors.  This would create a shifting opportunity for large numbers of ethnic actors on film or stage; in its current version, it's a way for authors or artists to portray different races and cultures.  The main page linked above presently holds a description of the setting and main characters along with links to published works.

Nine for the Nebula's Heart
This is envisioned as a movie or movie series which is science fantasy mythpunk with feminist/intersectional themes.  The main characters are diverse along lines of race, sexuality, social background, ability, etc. but the team is all women except for one man.  You can read the core canon, guidelines, and masterlist of works online.  Anyone may create new works using these materials, but in order to count as canon, works must use the same CC BY-SA license as the core.

Schrodinger's Heroes
Everyone is welcome to play with Schrodinger's Heroes. (If you're new to this project, you can start here.) This is an imaginary fandom for an apocryphal television show. A team of heroes practice quantum physics and other hijinks to protect Earth against invaders from other dimensions. The team is racially, sexually, and culturally diverse. Because the subject naturally deals with alternate realities, it lends itself well to crossovers and alternate-universe interpretations; you can use my version or make up your own.

Torn World
Torn World is a science fantasy shared world available for writing and creating in. Sea monsters! Giant furred unicorns! Crystals that control time! People of changing gender, or no gender!  For more information about the setting, prompters should start here and contributors should start here. For specific information about submitting your work to our world continuity, rights and allowances, please see our contributor's rules. We have a space for sharing non-canon work on our site, so don't be shy about jumping in, even if you aren't familiar with the setting yet!

The Ursulan Cycle
Based on the Arthurian Cycle, the Ursulan Cycle uses genderbending to tell old legends in new ways.  Most of the characters are female, which changes the relationships and politics dramatically.  Themes include court intrigue, adventure, romance, and magic/spirituality.  Everyone is welcome to play since it's based on ancient cultural material. Come explore the characters, plot, macguffins, and content.

2017 Sessions
April (Saturday 15-Sunday 16) "Twists"
March 2017 (Saturday 18-Sunday 19) "Skeptical, Not Blind"
February 2017 (Saturday 18-Sunday 19) "Love"
January 2017 (Saturday 14-Sunday 15) "Laughter"

2016 Sessions
November 2016 (Saturday 19-Sunday 20) "Happy Stories"
October 2016 (Saturday 15-Sunday 16) "Games"
September 2016 (hosted by DW user Dialecticdreamer)
August 2016 (Saturday 20-Sunday 21) "Fashion"
July 2016 (Saturday 16-Sunday 17) "Good and Evil"
June 2016 (Saturday 18-Sunday 19) "Changing Society Around the Individual"
May 2016 (Saturday 14-Sunday 15) "Surprises and the Unexpected"
April 2016 (Saturday 16-Sunday 17) "Ideas"
March 2016 (Saturday 19-Sunday 20) "Highly Distinctive People"
February 2016 (Saturday 20-Sunday 21) "Comfortable and Uncomfortable Situations"
January 2016 (Saturday 16-Sunday 17) "Art and Artisans"

2015 Sessions
November 2016 (Saturday 14-Sunday 15) "Books"
October 2015 (Saturday 17-Sunday 19) "Abilities and Disabilities"
September 2015 (Saturday 19-Sunday 20) "Contradictions"
August 2015 (Saturday 15-Sunday 16) "Science and Scientists"
July 2015 (
Saturday 18-Sunday 19) "Nobody Would Ever Write This"
June 2015 (Saturday 20-Sunday 21) "Broken Relationships"
May 2015 (Saturday 16-Sunday 17) "Hope"
April 2015 (Saturday 18-Sunday 19) "Impossible"
March 2015 (Saturday 14-Sunday 15) "Portents of the Past and Future"
February 2015 (Saturday 14-Sunday 15) "Resources"
January 2015 (Saturday, January 17-Sunday, January 18) "Dreaming and Waking"

2014 Sessions
December 2014 (none)
November 2014 (Saturday, November 15-Sunday, November 16) "Salvaging or Repairing People or Ideas"
October 2014 (Saturday, October 18-Sunday, October 19) "Paradigm Shifting Without a Clutch"
September 2014 (Saturday, September 20-Sunday, September 21) "New Ideas in Old Problems"
August 2014 (Saturday, August 16-Sunday, August 17) "Community and Communication"
July 2014 (Saturday, July 19-Sunday, July 20) "Conflicts Where No One Is Wrong"
June 2014 (Saturday, June 14-Sunday, June 15) "Places That Matter"
May 2014 (Saturday, May 17-Sunday, May 18) "Quests"
April 2014 (Saturday, April 19-Sunday, April 20) "Characterization"
March 2014 (Saturday, March 14-Sunday, March 15) "Far Future"
February 2014 (Saturday, February 15-Sunday, February 16) "Mysteries & Enigmas"
January 2014 (Saturday, January 25-Sunday, January 26) "Historical Fantasy"

2013 Sessions
December 2013 (none)
November 2013 (Saturday, November 16-Sunday, November 17) "Seasonal Changes"
October 2013 (Saturday, October 19-Sunday, October-20) "Artificial Intelligences and Noncorporeal Beings"
September 2013 (Saturday September 14-Sunday September 15) "Emotions"
August 2013 (Saturday August 17-Sunday August 18) "Technology"
July 2013 (Saturday July 20-Sunday July 21) "Families of Choice"
June 2013 (Saturday June 15-Sunday June 16) "Space Travel"
May 2013 (Saturday May 18-Sunday May 19) "Magic"
April 2013 (Saturday April 20-Sunday April 21) "Conflict"
March 2013 (Saturday 16-Sunday 17) "Memory"
February 2013 (Saturday 16-Sunday 17) "Twisted Tropes"
January 2013 (Saturday 19-Sunday 20) "Nonviolence"

2012 Sessions
December 2012 (none)
November 2012 (Saturday 17-Sunday 18) "Portals"
October 2012 (Saturday 20-Sunday 21) "Kink"
September 2012 (Saturday 15-Sunday 16) "Characters of Color"
August 2012 (Sunday 19-Monday 20) "Preservation/Conservation"
July 2012 (Saturday 21-Sunday 22) "Women in Sensible Armor"
June 2012 (Saturday 16-Sunday 17) "Outer Space"
May 2012 (Saturday 26-Sunday 27) "Food"
April 2012 (Sunday 22-Monday 23) "Blood"
March 2012 (Sunday 18-Monday 19) "Respect"
February 2012 (Saturday 18-Sunday 19) "Alternative Sexualities / QUILTBAG"
January 2012 (Saturday 14-Sunday 15) "Disabled Characters (Visibly & Invisibly Disabled)"

2011 Sessions
November 2011 (Sunday 20-Monday 21) "Inner Worlds"
October 2011 (Monday 17-Tuesday 18) "Misfits"
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[personal profile] james2017-04-14 06:27 am

Intro

Hi all! I am new to the idea of crowdfunding, from the person-being-funded side of things. I'm very new to this community and please just let me know if I do this wrong. :-)

I've been in fandom for over 20 years, writing under as zortified, [personal profile] gilascave, and [archiveofourown.org profile] james.

In the past I've done fanfic for charities, and for over a decade I've been involved in knitting and sewing for charity and recently I've opened a patreon to combine the two. That is, the patreon is to help fund my crafting for charity and in return people get fiction as thank you rewards. At certain levels, patrons can request a handmade fabric bag as a reward as well.

(I have an etsy as well, but I don't know if it's the sort of thing that should be listed here? If it's okay to link, just ask in the comments and I'll point you.)

But my crowdfunding project is my patreon site, to help me make knitted items and fabric bags and drawstring backpacks for foster and homeless kids and teens in the San Francisco area. Donors who give as little as $1 a month get to read the resulting fanfic pieces, and donors of $5 or more get to provide prompts.

Thank you!