Literary Manuvers AUG 2019 Prompt Voting


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  • Write a sequel to previous LM submission

    2 15.38%
  • The Devil is a Poser

    3 23.08%
  • Won't Somebody Think of the Judges?

    1 7.69%
  • Dead and dreaming

    4 30.77%
  • House of infinite forms

    2 15.38%
  • Where do you do your best writing? (see below for details)

    1 7.69%
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    Literary Manuvers AUG 2019 Prompt Voting

    Guys, no idea what happened. I though I posted this on Saturday but failed to verify Not getting off to a stellar start for my first LM.

    I'll close the voting Fri 26JUL at 2000 PDT (UTC-8 )

    For option 6 the full prompt is

    Where do you do your best writing? (Write a believable story about a writer writing from the strangest place on earth. You pick where)
    Last edited by velo; July 23rd, 2019 at 03:59 PM. Reason: because time travel is not a thing....yet
    "Don't fuck with writers, we will describe you." -unknown

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    "When a child is abused, he or she will often internalise that abuse as deserved. It is a cruel reality that a child needs the parent so much, is evolutionarily programmed to trust them so implicitly, that when a parent is abusive the child will take the blame rather than completely upend their world and blame the person they depend on for survival." -velo

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    Velo, not a criticism AT ALL. You are doing an amazing job. I just had a question, to be sure I know the ground rules. I had suggest a prompt earlier this month and almost immediately got 4 seconds. I don't see it on the list, so I am wondering if it just wasn't right for LM. It was a quote from a movie. I was just trying to find something that was more than two or three words, but since it wasn't included on the list above, I am wondering if there is now a limit to the number of suggestions, or does a lengthy quote simply not work? I don't want to keep searching for alternatives, if they really aren't helpful. Thanks and keep up the good work!

    "There are two possibilities . . .either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying." Arthur G. Clark

    (Sir Arthur Charles Clarke CBE FRAS was a British science fiction writer, science writer and futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host.)
    When the night has come
    And the land is dark
    And the moon is the only light we'll see
    I won't be afraid, no I won't be afraid
    Just as long as you stand by me.


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    Velo,

    I think you are doing a great job!

    Quote Originally Posted by velo View Post
    I'll close the voting Fri 26JUN at 2000 PDT (UTC-8 )
    I think it's so cool that you've invented a time machine that works only in the confines of this thread. Let's do it! This Friday we party like it's June 26th all over again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueC View Post
    "There are two possibilities . . .either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying." Arthur G. Clark
    Only two?

    I can see a lot more possibilities than that:

    1. We are in Schrödinger's cat present, we are both alone and not alone in the Universe at the same time.
    2. We are alone in Universe A and not alone in the Universe B. But which Universe do we inhabit? (A, B, both A and B, other?)
    3. We are a dream of a future generation, technically we do not yet exist.
    4. We are a virtual history simulation of our race, we are alone or not alone in the Universe depending on the mood of our programmers.
    5. We are in between of Universes where everything is hybrid.
    6. The Universe is inside of us.
    Last edited by Mish; July 23rd, 2019 at 12:50 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueC View Post
    Velo, not a criticism AT ALL. You are doing an amazing job. I just had a question, to be sure I know the ground rules. I had suggest a prompt earlier this month and almost immediately got 4 seconds. I don't see it on the list, so I am wondering if it just wasn't right for LM. It was a quote from a movie. I was just trying to find something that was more than two or three words, but since it wasn't included on the list above, I am wondering if there is now a limit to the number of suggestions, or does a lengthy quote simply not work? I don't want to keep searching for alternatives, if they really aren't helpful. Thanks and keep up the good work!

    Sue, apologies. I was a little upset that the poll didn't post on Saturday and must have rushed, missing it this time around. I'll forward to BD and be sure it's automatically included next month.
    "Don't fuck with writers, we will describe you." -unknown

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mish View Post
    Velo,

    I think you are doing a great job!



    I think it's so cool that you've invented a time machine that works only in the confines of this thread. Let's do it! This Friday we party like it's June 26th all over again!


    Well, I didn't just drop that ball...




    When is BD back so the LM will run smoothly again?
    "Don't fuck with writers, we will describe you." -unknown

    My blog- Hidden Content thoughts on trauma and healing through psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy

    "When a child is abused, he or she will often internalise that abuse as deserved. It is a cruel reality that a child needs the parent so much, is evolutionarily programmed to trust them so implicitly, that when a parent is abusive the child will take the blame rather than completely upend their world and blame the person they depend on for survival." -velo

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    No worries! I just wanted to be sure I was doing it right. Continue on - and thanks so much for your response.
    When the night has come
    And the land is dark
    And the moon is the only light we'll see
    I won't be afraid, no I won't be afraid
    Just as long as you stand by me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by velo View Post
    Well, I didn't just drop that ball...
    Now I feel bad.

    You are doing a great job though Velo!

    Don't mind me, I'll just find a place to hide somewhere.

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    Nah, don't feel bad. Just having a laugh at myself. When I rush attention to detail goes out the window.
    "Don't fuck with writers, we will describe you." -unknown

    My blog- Hidden Content thoughts on trauma and healing through psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy

    "When a child is abused, he or she will often internalise that abuse as deserved. It is a cruel reality that a child needs the parent so much, is evolutionarily programmed to trust them so implicitly, that when a parent is abusive the child will take the blame rather than completely upend their world and blame the person they depend on for survival." -velo

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    Poll results are hidden even AFTER we've voted? Sneaky!

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