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In honor of one year of characteraday, the mods thought it might be fun to let you, the members, have a chance to do our job. Judging by the numbers in the poll, you liked this idea, too.

This post will fill in as the regular, daily post, simply because you don't need to bogged down with things to do. However, if the demand is high, I will gladly make regular posts. Your call, folks.

A few ground rules:
+ The usual comm rules apply.
+ ONE prompt per member. This may change as the day progresses...
+ Please put the prompt you chose in the SUBJECT LINE. This will come in handy once the threads start collapsing.
+ To keep it uniform, please use the same format as the comm. This will be very easy, as I've done all the hard work for you:

Pre-formatted Text Boxes










A note on images:
Images are OPTIONAL, but, if you do want to include one, please note the dimensions of the image you're uploading.
[img src="IMAGE URL HERE" width="300"]

+ If the image is TALLER than wider, change width to height.
+ If the width/height of the image you're uploading is SMALLER than 300 wide/tall, delete the bit that says width="300" (or height).
+ Please be courteous and don't hotlink. If you don't have the ability to upload a photo, please let me know and I'll upload it for you, then forward the proper URL.

Comments will be screened simply for the sake of giving you a chance to make sure the post looks the way you want it to. If there's a problem, edit/delete and repost - and if you are HORRIBLY stuck, please let me know and I'll help out, best as I can. I'll be online all day and you can get me via MSN or AOL (erinm_4600 / wenninrome) just let me know who you are ;)

If you are content with your prompt, please add a comment to the APPROVED thread below. A period, a smiley face.. your favorite movie quote - ANYTHING. Soon as I get the notification, I'll unscreen.

Replying to a prompt:
This is literally the same as every other prompt that goes up at characteraday. Just without the text boxes. Copy/paste the form, fill it out and you're done! :)

I've thrown up myan example prompt, as well. In theory, the thread format should look similar to:
Main post
--your prompt
----answered prompt
----answered prompt
--your prompt
----answered prompt
------random chatter about plot (if applicable)
--your prompt

And so on... I've probably made this much harder than is has to be... but the over-achivement of my OCD really shouldn't surprise you any more! :)

If you have any problems or questions, please reply to the QUESTIONS/COMMENTS thread below, or find me on MSN/AOL (erinm_4600/wenninrome) and I'll get back to you ASAP!


Sep. 4th, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)
Since I am awful at pictures apparently...

The World Is Not Enough - Garbage
I know how to hurt
I know how to kill
I know what to show
And what to conceal
I know when to talk
And I know when to touch
No one ever died from wanting too much

What's the story about?
Who are the characters?
When and where does it take place?
Write a short story! (optional)
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Sep. 4th, 2009 07:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Vague is fun *head desk*
I wish to hear more about this Melissa <3
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Sep. 4th, 2009 07:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Vague is fun *head desk*
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Sep. 4th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Vague is fun *head desk*
Sep. 6th, 2009 02:14 am (UTC)
Why do I fail with titles? o.O
What's the story about? River Tam, having to deal with the effects of the Alliance, Miranda and finally being free. Firefly-'verse
Who are the characters? River Tam, specifically, with mention of the Serenity crew
When and where does it take place? During Serenity, following the battle on Mr. Universe's planet, in the moments The Operative is contemplating his order.
Write a short story!

She was protecting Simon. That was her job. He may be older, but she was strong, wiser... expendable. She had been trained to kill without action - of course, there must be action because it was physically impossible to actually kill someone with just her brain - even though it made Jayne stay away from her - but the theory behind her training would mean that she could out-think her opponents.

She was made to kill Reavers. Well, that may not have been the true intention behind her training - she may have become an Operative, like the man who had been hunting her. Not like Jubal Early - he was in it for the money, the accolade. She was much more like the man who had tried to bargain with the captain. But she wasn't like him. She had feelings, didn't she? She cared about how the others saw her. How the captain saw her.

She was useful. She was a person. She wasn't just a robot, put on display for people to stare at her and wonder what she might be like if the Wizard would only give her a brain. After the last Reaver had fallen - she'd killed them all. They hurt her family, they took Wash away, so she would hurt them - against the door control, the large doors reopened and she could see her family. Alive, breathing.

She knew the army was on the other side of the wall; they made no effort to be quiet - not very soldier-like - and, when the wall was ripped away, she would swear that the concrete screamed. Concrete was inanimate, though, so she shouldn't have heard anything. She knew they were going to kill her - she was broken and couldn't be repaired and needed to be put down-

No, that was before. She wasn't broken anymore. She was a person - actual and whole, the captain had said. He believed it, and she knew that he didn't say what he didn't mean. He believed in her. Yes, Simon took care of her, and Kaylee played with her, Wash would tell her stories about dinosaurs that she knew weren't true... but the captain was the one who mattered. Serenity was his ship, his home. He made the rules: His ship, his crew. If he didn't believe her, who would?

She was confused. Everything she knew said to turn and defend her family. But she wasn't that "thing" anymore. She was River. She was whole. She wasn't broken, and they didn't need to take her away to the junk pile. She wouldn't let them take her away. Her fingers tightened on the handle of the axe as her eyes shifted, but she stayed still.

Then she heard it: a little whisper in the back of her mind; a voice telling her to stop. She knew the voice, she'd heard it before. Angry, calm, happy and sad. She didn't blink, but the air in her lungs stopped moving for a second and she had to wonder what was wrong with her. She couldn't move, because the voice told her to stop.

It took another second, but she realized who the voice belonged to. Her eyes lifted and, though she could see Zoe and Jayne, Kaylee and Inara and Simon - her big brother, who risked everything for her - she couldn't hear them.

The only person she could hear was the captain.

Edited at 2009-09-06 02:14 am (UTC)
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Sep. 6th, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)
Re: Why do I fail with titles? o.O
*snuggles Team Special Hell*

Oddly, I was trying to keep it ship-free... but I also like to grasp at thin air, so *flail*