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Muse Fusion - go!

Comment here with prompts for our Torn World writing, arting, and creating team!

We're standing by to write and draw furiously to your prompts, starting today (now!), running through the weekend and closing on Monday at noon (Alaska time). As a prompter or a creator, you may hop in for a few moments in this window of time, or throw yourself all-out at the Fusion for the full time!
Thanks for playing! We're closed for prompts now!

Prompts: Let us know what you want to see! Do you want to know what a character's opinion on a subject is? Want to see a particular plant or animal in action? Maybe you'd like to hear a dialogue between two characters on a particular topic! A prompt can be specific, or general. One-word prompts are welcome, as are picture prompts, or links. Cross-over fanfiction can be requested, though not all participants may be interested in creating it. The only major restriction for prompts is that they should be appropriate to Torn World. You may treat it like a Q&A session - where you get your answers in fiction, artwork and poetry instead of just a boring answer. (Though you may get a straight answer, also, and you may get links to stories or articles that already address your question.) You do not need to be a member of, or familiar with, Torn World to leave a generic prompt. Something like 'a spring day' or 'something green' is plenty specific, or you can make a general theme request like 'a body-positive story' or 'something that shows respect for the earth.'

Feel free to leave more than one prompt; we try to ensure that everyone gets one prompt answered, and that's easier if you leave us some choices.

Drafts: Please keep in mind that rough drafts created from our Muse Fusion will be going through a review process to maintain overall world continuity - any drafts shared with you during the Muse Fusion may be changed before being posted as canon contributions.

Chat: Also, you are welcome to join us in chat while we create, in this chat room, here. (Or, join the #tornworld channel via IRC on the starchat.net server) I will be dropping in throughout the weekend as I am able! Use the dropdown to make a noise if you join and no one says hello - sometimes we're busy creating in another window... (The chat relies on java and unfortunately does not work in Safari. Sounds are only available through the javachat option, not IRC.)

Incentives: This month, we're trying a different incentive to increase participation! I will be giving out 1 point of karma for every prompt left, up to 10 points per prompter! Work that makes it through the canon board already gets karma, so I'm donating 1 credit per participant per 500 words, or 1 credit per 15 lines poetry, or 1 credit per sketch - to a maximum of 5 credits per contributor. You must submit your work to the canon board by Monday, September 5 to qualify for this reward, and I am capping it at 20 credits total, first come, first served (as submitted to the canon board!). This payment need not count as sponsorship of a piece.

Ready? Set? Go!


I'd like to see an icon that our community can use for Muse Fusions specifically. :)

We have very few mythologies about the Upheaval itself, and it seems like there would be a lot of them! I'd like to see one or more of those!

I'd like to see more of Sromaffo, from Pickled: http://www.tornworld.net/storypageview.php?id=56

More Oranaan, please! Emeroma, too.

Deaf Marai in an unexpected day off from the infant house.

A southern concert.

I'd be happy to make the icon...what would you like to be in it?
These are perfect! I'm tackling 'in ruins.'
I might have homes on the brain.

House building.

Family building.

Community building.

Family and friends.

The open doorway.
Ha ha... I wonder why. :P I'm going to do a quick sketch to this prompt!


Photo prompts:

Title prompts:
The Forgotten City
Dreams of Another Day
Takida and the Terrible Idea
The Scarred Heart
How Skycat Invented Gambling

Phrase prompts:
A very plump, curvy character who is easily mistaken for female but is actually no-gender.
A Duurludirj character who is terrified of sea monsters and refuses to go anywhere near saltwater.
Someone is wrongly condemned to a penal time crystal mine, and stages a revolt to escape.
Several scientists form a theory that anomalies are "really" terrorist activity by Purists.
A ranger's snow-unicorn panics and runs away with him, then dumps him far from help; he must somehow find his way home despite his injuries.

Re: Prompts

I used the title prompt 'The Forgotten City" with sibylle's prompt about ruins, and got 700 words on a story set between The Right Man and Supposed to Be that shows a ruined city that Malaamig, Diren and Margaa find in the new wilderness. I will polish it up a little and send you a draft later! It is $7 to sponsor. Sponsor!
I don't know a whole lot about the whole Torn World phenomenon, but I'll give a few prompt options anyway...

deserted sunset
rainbow's end
natural wonders
setting aside one's pride
walking into the sunset

Hope these work...
Those are great prompts! I didn't have as much Muse Fusion time as I'd hoped, but I've got these aside to work on later this week...

The Festival of Combs

Graifiri and Jorii and Raifissi from Harp of Feathers

Academic politics. At the end of Building Cities, Dramanar hands Jerumal a council application -- when he's not even confirmed as a Science Master yet. That seems likely to rub someone the wrong way. Or fallout from the failure of the City of Lights -- humans being what they are, fingers were being pointed pretty darn quick. Where did the blame fall?

The clock-tower

Lookout point

A very crowded night


Edited at 2011-08-26 06:04 pm (UTC)
I am tackling a prequel to Harp of Feathers that uses the Unfurling celebration as a basis. :)

I finally got through!

#scifichat is talking about dragons today, which makes me wonder, given all of the sea megafauna, whether there were flying lizards or huge flying birds (besides the one-off genetically engineered critters) before the Upheaval.

weeds, especially flowering weeds

martial arts



A Surprise Gift

An Increible Hoard

The Bestest Adventure

What do they do with a Purist whose name breaks the spelling rules?
With Hurricane Irene coming our way, hurricanes are on my mind. So, hurricanes! Maybe some sea or shore to go with it.


Check out the "Created in the Path of Irene" project:
If some of us write about hurricanes we could hook into that, and maybe get some traffic back here.
An example of the arts and crafts of:
the Yasiluu
the purists of the Crystal desert
the Mojeveterk
the Asaatarla
the tribes of the Breida Mountains
the Raalyan

More landscapes! How does it look in:
the Riilass swamps
the Lichenwold
the Crystal desert
the Breida Mountains
I've got a sketch started of Lichenwold, which has been on my brain lately... it may be a while before I scan, but I like the composition enough I may make a painting of it!


... whilst slightly drunk, so forgive mistakes, k? :D

Ok! I would like:

A story/poem/reason for this (so it can be used for the greater good of TW!): http://i.imgur.com/194dk.jpg

And some prompts...

Broken Vase
I promised you flowers, so I got you this.
Wings of clouds.
The fastest leaf.
A weeks credits for a length of silk.
Faded license.
The day the mountain shook.

Re: Prompties

Your picture gives me an idea!
I need more hours in the day!! I have an idea for this I am going to have to keep to the side for now...