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Just nod if you can hear me [Jul. 28th, 2014|12:44 am]

a_deadletter
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Hello? Is there anybody in there?

I know this place shut down a while ago, but I adored it while it was active, and I'm wondering if anyone else checks in here from time to time just to... reminisce.

I'm also extremely vaguely interested in RPing again, in that I miss it more than I can express, but I don't know if my GrownUpSchedule! can handle it. Is anyone else in the same boat? Message me or comment.

- Anah & the homeless ge_weston
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Someone Please HELP ME.... [Apr. 26th, 2014|11:25 am]

pickingmybrain
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[mood |gloomygloomy]

All my life I have considered myself proud of my creative writing skills. Lately, over the past year or so, I have had the worst thing a writer can have...a major form of writers block. I have tried to get rid of it. Everytime I sit down to write, NOTHING comes out....my mind goes blank and I get the worst form of anxiety panic attacks running through my brain. What if I can't write anymore? What if my talent is gone? What do I do to get it back? What if it never comes back? Why can't I write anything? I'm so upset I feel like crying. Writing is my life, my one true love, and I feel like it has abandoned me. Please help. Whatever advice you have will be very welcome. Thankyou!
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novel length [Sep. 6th, 2013|06:37 pm]

bluegrassgirl9
How many words should a YA novel be? 60,000?
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Future incarnations of Charloft past [Aug. 4th, 2013|12:46 pm]

charisma
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Some ideas I am kicking around that I would like to judge if there's any interest in. Please fill out the poll if you have a moment. Thanks!




I use the following social media... (check all that apply)

facebook
42(26.6%)
twitter
25(15.8%)
tumblr
28(17.7%)
live journal
54(34.2%)
other (please let us know which in comments)
9(5.7%)

I would be interested in Charloft's old prompts being crossposted to another social media platform

yes
33(57.9%)
no
9(15.8%)
maybe
15(26.3%)

I would be interested in the Live Journal community allowing members to post prompts for each other as they think of them (no mods, no set prompt days, just posting prompts as/if they occur to you for your fellow writers).

yes
34(57.6%)
no
2(3.4%)
maybe
23(39.0%)

I would be interested in the following (check all that apply)

a searchable database of past prompts
45(23.3%)
a list of past prompts
45(23.3%)
access to winter bingo generator
21(10.9%)
access to all summer drabble challenges
34(17.6%)
an ebook of past prompts
21(10.9%)
past prompts being re-cycled on other social media
26(13.5%)
other (please let us know in comments)
1(0.5%)
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to Bast [Jul. 28th, 2013|09:04 pm]

en_nova
the scene flickers off and on like an old image projector, the colors slightly muted and dusty at first.  above, the sun is fiery and orange, beating down with its life-giving heat on our backs, of mine and my sisters.  on the savannah, the sun is harder, richer, closer; in the distance you can see the heat radiating off of the plains, as a pack of female lionesses and two panthers; one with faint leopard spots on her flanks, make their way across the plains.  the pack makes its way through the golden wheat, which reaches just above our eye level, rising slightly above our haunches which affords the perfect camouflage, especially for those with fairer coats.

an offering...Collapse )~i adore thee, i adore thee~



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OOC:// sorry, i don't know what my tag should be, i think you give one to each writer, yes? if so i'd like magpie to be mine. i'm not sure what the criteria is like, but i'm really excited to have been inspired again! nice to meet everyone, i'll go double check that i've done the intro posts!
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Drabble roundup: Week 1 [Jul. 18th, 2013|04:19 pm]

dien
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This is the place where you can post your drabbles for the first week! Links back to your table, or just posting one or two favorites, is fine.
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"the lunatic, the lover, and the poet" [Jul. 16th, 2013|11:06 am]

zombiedisco101
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(from Saturday 7-6: Quotable Quotes "The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact." -- William Shakespeare, "A Midsummer Night's Dream")


The lunatic, the lover, and the poet -- it's what Melody calls Facebook, Twitter and Livejournal.

"Really. And of the three, why have a billion people embraced the lunatic?" she asks.

It's not a trivial question. The billion people f-book claims it has, all came from somewhere. Riley thinks many of them arrived on special friend-mobiles from Mars. Still, with no real answer to her question, he continues smiling back at Melody like a dog who is pretty sure the question was rhetorical. Some dogs really are smart enough to Facebook. And I'm guessing that the marketing people there are working out the promo slogans even as I type. "One billion people, point-two-five million dogs, and half the butterflies on Planet Earth. Who's Hot? A: Marrrrrk Zuckerberg!!!" [so really not]

"Because lunacy is po-pu-lar. That's why it's lun-a-cy." Melody continues. She's not happy. Her friends on Livejournal have either all been abducted by alien friend-mobiles from Mars, or have just grown-up. She isn't sure which. But when the happy in her boots is nearly empty, she often speaks like George Bush reading with third graders. You know, like on that memorable morning in September as he sat at the front of class in Florida and waited for his advisors to tell him what to do after planes had flown into the World Trade Center towers in New York, and the Pentagon just across the river from the big house at his eastern city ranch.

Riley nods his head and raises his right hand for a high five.

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2013-07-16 10:08:54 (1538 words)
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100 Drabbles of Summer: One Last Time [Jul. 10th, 2013|06:38 pm]

dien
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Once more, with feeling...

It is time for the fourth, and last, Charloft's 100 Drabbles of Summer. Thank you so much for so many years of fun writing. Let's make this be a great last hurrah!

To those of you who haven't been around for it before, the Drabbles of Summer challenge is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: write one hundred drabbles (a drabble being a hundred-word short story, no more and no less) featuring your character(s), over the course of one hundred days.

As the summer progresses, we usually post 'check-ins' where you can share your progress and read the drabbles of others. At the end of summer, everyone shares their collected drabbles, and those who successfully completed all 100 are in the running for a ~prize~. Fancy!

Sound fun? Then sign up by commenting to this post! Full rules and more details behind this here cut!Collapse )
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Saturday: Quotable Quotes [Jul. 6th, 2013|02:08 am]

kidcyclone
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“The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact.”
― William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Friday: Make Your List! [Jul. 5th, 2013|01:03 am]

kidcyclone
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Threats, bribes and promises. Or, as some prefer to call them, 'motivational incentives'. List five of the most memorable. Did they serve their purpose, or did they motivate you in a different direction?
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