Category Archives: Open Thread

Open Thread: Stuff in the Sky

(by chris the cynic)

Apparently the shadow of the moon traveled across part of the earth which, for those who had special glasses or pinhole projectors, was pretty cool.  I totally missed it, which is for the best since I had neither.

That doesn’t change the fact that the sky is filled with awesome.  This is true both in terms of close things, like the moon and the sun, and far things like the Hubble Ultra-Deep Field.

So the prompt is, basically, non-terrestrial stuff.

[As a reminder, open thread prompts are meant to inspire conversation, not stifle it. Have no fear of going off topic for there is no off topic here.]

Writer’s Workshop August 16th, 2017

(Posted by chris the cynic)

[We now have a place specifically for non-writing creative work now, if you’d prefer that.]

Those of you who also frequent Ana Mardoll’s Ramblings will find this somewhat familiar.  Here, as there, it was requested that there be a regular post to talk about writing projects (and other artwork-creation). Thus this post exists.

Pencil by Elisa Xyz

What are you working on? How are you feeling about it? What thoughts and/or snippets would you like to share? How does your activism work into your art? What tropes are you hoping to employ and/or avoid? Are there any questions you’d like to ask or frustrations you’d like to vent?  Writing workshop below!

Open Thread: Mid-Month Check In, August 2017

(by chris the cynic)

What have you been doing of late?  How are you?  Are you still alive?  So forth.

[As a reminder, open thread prompts are meant to inspire conversation, not stifle it. Have no fear of going off topic for there is no off topic here.]

Writer Workshop August 2nd, 2017

(Posted by chris the cynic)

[Anyone who would feel more comfortable talking about non-writing creative work in a thread that doesn’t have “Writer” in the name, you may find this month’s creative corner thread useful.]

Those of you who also frequent Ana Mardoll’s Ramblings will find this somewhat familiar.  Here, as there, it was requested that there be a regular post to talk about writing projects (and other artwork-creation). Thus this post exists.

Pencil by Elisa Xyz

What are you working on? How are you feeling about it? What thoughts and/or snippets would you like to share? How does your activism work into your art? What tropes are you hoping to employ and/or avoid? Are there any questions you’d like to ask or frustrations you’d like to vent?  Writing workshop below!

Creative Corner, August 2017

(by chris the cynic)

[Meta note: If my mind had been clearer and I’d remembered things better, I would have had this be yesterday’s open thread instead of one with the extremely lackluster prompt I actually used.  I’ll set up Writer’s Workshop for noon today.]

This is a place to share about any and all creative endeavors.  Could be what you’re working on, what you want to work on, what you’re frustrated about being blocked on, plans, random thoughts, finger painting, building a new world order, whatever.

[As a reminder, open thread prompts are meant to inspire conversation, not stifle it. Have no fear of going off topic for there is no off topic here.]

Open Thread: Laps around the Sun

(by chris the cynic)

I couldn’t think of anything, so I’m grasping at the fact my birthday is in two days to give me a prompt.

Birthday’s are a type of anniversary.  Anniversaries are things that happen, more or less, when the earth is in the same position in its orbit as it was the first time.  It’s all about having made [integer] laps around the sun.

Um . . . yeah, that’s a crappy prompt.  Sorry.

[As a reminder, open thread prompts are meant to inspire conversation, not stifle it. Have no fear of going off topic for there is no off topic here.]

Open Thread: Late-Month Check In, July 2017

(by chris the cynic)

Sorry for this, and everything else I’m responsible for, not being on time (which would have been last week.)

What have you been doing of late?  How are you?  Are you still alive?  So forth.

[As a reminder, open thread prompts are meant to inspire conversation, not stifle it. Have no fear of going off topic for there is no off topic here.]