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Welcome to the forty-eighth Crowdfunding Creative Jam! This session will run Saturday, February 20-Sunday, February 21. The theme is "Comfortable and Uncomfortable Situations." 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.


Date: 2016-02-20 06:25 am (UTC)
alexseanchai: Blue and purple lightning (Default)
From: [personal profile] alexseanchai
Autistic person(s) who hasn't grasped one of the social rules that the neurotypical person(s) in the same situation has intuited.

Thinking outside the box slash comfort zone.

One must do something that terrifies one in order to get the thing one wants.

One expects a situation to be massively uncomfortable but actually everyone else is remarkably understanding. (I am envisioning this as a transgender/genderqueer coming-out scenario in a generally transphobic/binarist world, but you needn't do that necessarily.)

Radical self-care.

Re: prompts

Date: 2016-02-20 10:49 pm (UTC)
dialecticdreamer: My work (Default)
From: [personal profile] dialecticdreamer

I'm saving these to read as a REWARD for an unhappy errand. (I hate crowds!)


Re: FILL- tagless clothing

Date: 2016-02-20 05:28 pm (UTC)
dialecticdreamer: My work (Default)
From: [personal profile] dialecticdreamer
TUTORIAL- Tagless Clothing for Multiple Ages and Needs
(Posted to my blog because this is GINORMOUS as a 'reply'! Thank you for your patience, regular readers!)

Who “needs” tagless clothing? Isn't Hanes™ doing that for tee shirts and underwear? Well, first, most shirt tags are those double, scratchy nightmare things that sit above the collar of an underwear shirt, even crew-necked, and the tags in pants can be equally horrid, and make it impossible to wear a shirt untucked over them. While MANY people with tag sensitivities are on the autistic spectrum, not ALL are, and I believe this reflects society's tendency to make “Normal” and “Other” absolute values, rather than reflecting the true BREADTH of reactions which are still “Normal.” (Soapbox mode off.)

Follow to my blog for the full tutorial, which seems long and overly complicated, but it is easy enough for a ten-year-old to do with minimal supervision, involves several short steps rather than a crafting marathon, and does not require sewing skills. REPLIES HERE, critiquing my style (it's my first written tutorial) would be helpful. REPLIES THERE are best reserved for questions about process. Please!

There are tricks to removing tags, but the BEST way does involve sewing that bit of seam again. Would anyone want tips and a tutorial for this? Considering it Sewing Level 0, explaining everything as if you've never threaded a needle before.
Edited (info about removing tags, changed prompt to FILL) Date: 2016-02-20 06:01 pm (UTC)


Date: 2016-02-20 03:42 pm (UTC)
siliconshaman: black cat against the moon (Default)
From: [personal profile] siliconshaman
An uncomfortable meeting made worse by a tense situation ending in 'blow off' as they're evac'ed.[dialecticdreamer, I'm looking at you!]

An unexpected fur-pile./cuddle-puddle.

"No day that contains time spent with a contented cat, is a complete loss.]

Prompt Filled (third one)

Date: 2016-02-20 04:18 pm (UTC)
serpentine: an art icon of a fluffy and cute tortoiseshell cat (Animal - Cuddles)
From: [personal profile] serpentine
(Just a short piece for my first contribution to the Creative Jam. Takes place in one of my original universes.)


His head half-covered by the blanket he had just burrowed under, Kostya heard a cat trilling. He peeked out from under the covers to see a familiar cat come sauntering into the room and smiled.

A frequent visitor, the black cat jumped onto the bed and climbed up onto Kostya’s blanketed form, settling himself there. He did not even move when Kostya started to cough, his cold the reason he was still in bed that morning instead of at his lessons.

It seemed to Kostya that the layers of blankets did not help him much with the shivers that accompanied his cold. Yet when his nameless cat made his place on top of him, the shivering bothered him less, the cat’s warm weight becoming a comforting and safe presence.

Glad for the cat, the sick boy closed his eyes knowing that the tincture that his mother had given him would make him fall asleep soon. The cat purred loudly, the sound soothing to Kostya’s ears. It made him smile that the cat was happy too and he thought that perhaps being sick was not so bad.
Edited Date: 2016-02-20 04:22 pm (UTC)

Re: Prompt Filled (third one)

Date: 2016-02-22 09:01 pm (UTC)
siliconshaman: black cat against the moon (Default)
From: [personal profile] siliconshaman
Aww... I've a black cat who does that too!

Re: Prompt[s]

Date: 2016-02-20 05:31 pm (UTC)
dialecticdreamer: My work (Default)
From: [personal profile] dialecticdreamer
Challenge accepted! Please don't reply to this, so I can return and edit it to hold the FILL link, okay? GRIN. It'll be worth your while!


Date: 2016-02-20 04:21 pm (UTC)
serpentine: a  pen on top of a notebook (Writing - Pen and Notebook)
From: [personal profile] serpentine
- Dealing with a strong, uncomfortable feeling that is unfamiliar/new to the person

- Having to keep a calm face when you feel torn up inside

- Safe haven finally after a long day of pretending

FILL (freebie): "Zoe's Name Is Jesse"

Date: 2016-02-20 08:07 pm (UTC)
alexconall: the Pleiades (Default)
From: [personal profile] alexconall
I can't remember my LJ password for the life of me and I hate leaving anon comments. Someone please ping [livejournal.com profile] ng_moonmoth on the LJ post to the tune of there's a response to their prompt?

The prompt: The struggle to claim and express one's identity against the background of a cultural matrix where doing so usually leads to exclusion or invalidation -- and the uncomfortable gap that remains, even when one's identity is recognized, between its recognition and its being fully validated, let alone affirmed and valued.

"Zoe's Name Is Jesse"

Zoe is a girl
what other options are there?
she was born a girl
she can't grow into a man

Zoe is a girl
who doesn't find it fair
that she must be a girl
that it's all in God's plan

Zoe is a girl
why should she like makeup?
because she is a girl
but the foundation always cakes up

Zoe is a question
now she's heard the word 'transgender'
but it is quite a question
would she just be a pretender?

Zoe is a question
who doesn't think she's male
what else is there? she questions
society says, nothing

Zoe is a question
and the answer's doomed to fail
but she finds the right question
the right answer to be trusting

Zoe is an enby
she—they—cut their hair
they don't say they're an enby
and they wear skirts no more

Zoe is an enby
who doesn't find it fair
that saying they're an enby
will cause their family to abhor

Zoe is an enby
at last they say it loud and strong
people say she's crazy
people say she's wrong

Zoe's name is Jesse
spelled pointedly like men do
they're not a man, they're Jesse
to stay Zoe'd be too...residue

Jesse is an enby
they meet another like mind
who's proud to be an enby
doesn't care what one's assigned

Jesse is an enby
necktie and a skirt that flares
Nasim is an enby
lavender, dark green, and white

Jesse is an enby
Nasim too, and that's all right
the world may not like enbies
but Nasim and Jesse just don't care

Jesse is an enby
and they wonder sometimes still
would it be better were they not enby?
but they'll make it through, they will

Re: FILL (freebie): "Zoe's Name Is Jesse"

Date: 2016-02-20 08:52 pm (UTC)
chanter_greenie: a bright blue sky and fluffy clouds (Wisconsin summer: boundless friendly sky)
From: [personal profile] chanter_greenie
I love this. <3 You go, Jesse and Nasim!

Re: FILL (freebie): "Zoe's Name Is Jesse"

Date: 2016-02-20 09:39 pm (UTC)
alexconall: the Pleiades (Default)
From: [personal profile] alexconall
Glad you enjoyed!

Re: FILL (freebie): "Zoe's Name Is Jesse"

Date: 2016-02-20 10:51 pm (UTC)
dialecticdreamer: My work (Default)
From: [personal profile] dialecticdreamer
I like the setup, LOVE the layers of development, but one thing continually threw me out of enjoying the poem.

What is an "enby"-- Bing made the problem worse when looking for a reference, USING quotes, because it kept changing the word to ENVY, which is probably the opposite of the intended connotation.

Re: FILL (freebie): "Zoe's Name Is Jesse"

Date: 2016-02-20 11:30 pm (UTC)
alexconall: the Pleiades (Default)
From: [personal profile] alexconall
Oops, sorry. "Enby" is the somewhat-cutesy phonetic spelling of "NB" which is short for "nonbinary". I thought about using "genderqueer" but that's an adjective not a noun and didn't fit the rhythm at all.

Re: FILL (freebie): "Zoe's Name Is Jesse"

Date: 2016-02-20 11:40 pm (UTC)
dialecticdreamer: My work (Default)
From: [personal profile] dialecticdreamer
Okay, that works brilliantly in context, but I didn't want to GUESS. I hadn't heard it used locally, either, so I was thinking regional slang to boot, which can have wildly different meanings than the spelling suggests.

Re: FILL (freebie): "Zoe's Name Is Jesse"

Date: 2016-02-21 02:47 am (UTC)
mdlbear: the positively imaginary half of a cubic mandelbrot set (Default)
From: [personal profile] mdlbear
Took me a couple of verses to figure it out; good to have it confirmed. Like the poem a lot.

Re: FILL (freebie): "Zoe's Name Is Jesse"

Date: 2016-02-21 02:48 am (UTC)
alexconall: the Pleiades (Default)
From: [personal profile] alexconall
Glad you enjoyed!

Re: FILL (freebie): "Zoe's Name Is Jesse"

Date: 2016-02-21 03:38 pm (UTC)
alexconall: the Pleiades (Default)
From: [personal profile] alexconall
Thank you, and glad you enjoyed!

Re: FILL (freebie): "Zoe's Name Is Jesse"

Date: 2016-02-23 07:27 am (UTC)
ng_moonmoth: The Moon-Moth (Default)
From: [personal profile] ng_moonmoth
ysabetwordsmith pinged me that you'd written something from my prompt. Thanks much for this -- having people affirm that my identity is intrinsically meaningful and valued helps make an environment that pervasively and persistently denies that less oppressive.

Re: FILL (freebie): "Zoe's Name Is Jesse"

Date: 2016-02-23 03:40 pm (UTC)
alexconall: the Pleiades (Default)
From: [personal profile] alexconall
Glad you enjoyed!

flinging in a prompt or two

Date: 2016-02-20 08:46 pm (UTC)
chanter_greenie: a bright blue sky and fluffy clouds (Wisconsin summer: boundless friendly sky)
From: [personal profile] chanter_greenie
For comfortable situations:

* A diverse and friendly knitting circle. Said diversity being on multiple spectra is a plus.

* A choir comprised of a mix of locals and refugees. This does not have to be religious, though it can be.

Basically, all the warm and friendly community interactions! XD


Date: 2016-02-21 12:59 am (UTC)
shiori_makiba: Makiba Shiori in Kanji and Roman Letters (Default)
From: [personal profile] shiori_makiba
{1} First day at new place - work, school, etc - for a shy introverted person.

{2} Public speaking.

{3} "This could be heaven or this could be hell."

{4} Welcoming Committee - but one that actually makes person feel welcome in their new surroundings and/or situation.


Date: 2016-02-21 04:32 am (UTC)
curiosity: A large full moon over a mountain slope. (Picto: Moon and Mountain)
From: [personal profile] curiosity
1.) Tight fit
2.) Wide open
3.) No horizon
4.) Twisted like a pretzel
5.) Lost in the dark
6.) Finding a place of one's own

1.) Cosy kitty.
2.) Curled up in a comfy chair.
3.) Best place to sleep.
4.) Perfect outfit.
5.) Going for a walk.
6.) Lounge lizards.
Edited Date: 2016-02-21 04:32 am (UTC)


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