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Crowdfunding Creative Jam

Welcome to the thirty-ninth Crowdfunding Creative Jam! This session will run Saturday, April 18-Sunday, April 19. The theme is "Impossible." Visit the Creative Jam over on Dreamwidth.

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.


Open Playground: 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.

Open Playground: 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!


Image Prompts:
Man carrying bricks on bicycle
Ant pushing a ball of water
Man hovering over people's heads

Title Prompts:
Girls Can Too
Science That Used to Be True
A Runaway Slave to Her Job

Text Prompts:
"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."
Things that are impossible for one species but ordinary for another, like flying.
What you believe influences what you can do.


You can't get there from here.

Dead men tell no tales.

Finding a needle in a haystack.

Re: Prompts/Suggestions

From this I got the free-verse poem "Straws and Stars" about hunting for the Nebula's Heart like a needle in a haystack.

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Logical impossibilities that exist in real life because real life gleefully defies logic and theory all the time.


From this I got the free-verse poem "Logical Impossibilities." It explores some oddities of nature and how science is always learning more.

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prompts [because I suck at writing poetry] and note

Being selfish here... Ilyana & Blaze's relationship was impossible, [on a physical level anyway] How about something poetical about that?

Related note, to all and sundry fellow creators, please regard the NYC crew from my stories as Open Playground. Just send me a link if you create something, just so I don't miss it.

Schrodingers heroes is the obvious choice of venue for what most people would think of as the Impossible... what what would they think was Impossible? [if anything.]

Re: prompts [because I suck at writing poetry] and note

Your prompt about Blaze and Ilyana inspired the free-verse poem "Worshipping the Sun." Love can't conquer everything, but sometimes it can help find a way about the obstacles...

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Re: prompts [because I suck at writing poetry] and note

Thank you, that's perfect!

Re: prompts [because I suck at writing poetry] and note

Yay! I'm glad you like it. "Worshipping the Sun" is listed in the half-price sale that I just posted.

Re: prompts [because I suck at writing poetry] and note

$10 on it's way to you for that! [from my alt.email address.]

Re: prompts [because I suck at writing poetry] and note

W00T! "Worshipping the Sun" is posted.

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*Numfar does dance of joy*


*Muppet flail*

Re: prompts [because I suck at writing poetry] and note

:D I am glad you enjoyed this so much.