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orion_mk3
08-03-2011, 05:23 AM
Starting Date: Monday August 8, 2011
Open to all forum members, even after it starts!

This month's prompt: The Continuing Story of a Song

Step 1: Choose a song. It can be any song, vocal or instrumental, but you have to know what it's called and who did it. If you really want to spin the roulette wheel, use the random function in your music player. Bonus points for finding and linking a YouTube video or other (legal) source. The song should be one you like and doesn't have to be related to anybody else's pick.

Step 2: Continue the story. Read the post before yours and continue the story in any direction you see fit. Your continuation must be based on, inspired by, or in some other way influenced by your song choice. Be prepared to explain it in the comments section!

Simply post in this thread to join. Each post should be less than 500 words if possible. Read and comment on other participants' posts if you possibly can--they'll be doing the same for you!

I'll let you know in this thread when it's your turn. Once your turn comes up, you have two days to complete your post. When you are finished, please post a link to your post on the thread so I can let the next person in line know that their turn is up. If you signed up but find yourself unable to participate or need to be moved around in the schedule, please PM me or post in the thread. If you fail to post on your blog and on the thread within two days, I'll bump you down to the end of the line on the third day; you'll get a second chance at the end of the month.

Please include a list of all participants' blogs in your blog post, and keep in mind we're not starting until the second Monday of the month to give people time to sign up.

Participants and posts:
Story beginning (http://wp.me/pP03N-ql)
orion_mk3 - http://nonexistentbooks.wordpress.com (http://nonexistentbooks.wordpress.com/) (link to this month's post) (http://wp.me/pP03N-qn)
BigWords - http://bigwords88.wordpress.com/ (link to this month's post) (http://bigwords88.wordpress.com/2011/08/09/aw-blog-chain/)
AbielleRose - http://stainedglassinthenight.wordpress.com/ (link to this month's post) (http://stainedglassinthenight.wordpress.com/2011/08/10/aw-blog-chain/)
Ralph Pines - http://ralfast.wordpress.com/ (link to this month's post) (http://ralfast.wordpress.com/2011/08/10/august-2011-aw-blog-chain-the-continuing-story-of-a-song/)
hillaryjacques - http://hillaryjacques.blogspot.com/ (link to this month's post) (http://hillaryjacques.blogspot.com/2011/08/august-2011-aw-blog-chain.html)
Darkshore - http://dustinbishop.wordpress.com/ (link to this month's post) (http://dustinbishop.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/aw-august-2011-blog-chain/)
pyrosama - http://matrix-hole.blogspot.com/ (link to this month's post) (http://matrix-hole.blogspot.com/2011/08/continuing-story-of-song.html)
Diana_Rajchel - http://blog.dianarajchel.com/ (link to this month's post) (http://blog.dianarajchel.com/2011/08/18/absolute-write-2011-august-blog-chain-the-storyand-song/)
Inkstrokes - http://drlong67.wordpress.com/ (link to this month's post) (http://drlong67.wordpress.com/2011/08/19/aw-blog-chain/)
soullesshuman - http://eventideenvisions.blogspot.com/ (link to this month's post) (http://eventideenvisions.blogspot.com/2011/08/now-for-something-completely-different.html)
Alyzna - http://alynzasmith.blogspot.com/ (link to this month's post) (http://alynzasmith.blogspot.com/2011/08/august-2011-aw-blog-chain.html)
Cath - http://www.cathsmith.com/wprs/ (link to this month's post) (http://www.cathsmith.com/wprs/augustblogchain/)
dolores haze - http://dianedooley.wordpress.com/ (link to this month's post) (http://dianedooley.wordpress.com/2011/08/21/the-continuing-story-of-a-song/)
Alpha Echo - http://writersramblings81.blogspot.com/ (link to this month's post) (http://writersramblings81.blogspot.com/2011/08/august-aw-blog-chain-story-of-song.html)
pezie - http://www.erinbrambilla.wordpress.com/ (link to this month's post) (http://erinbrambilla.wordpress.com/2011/08/23/absolute-write-august-blog-chain/)
Finale Part 1 (http://wp.me/pP03N-ri)
Finale Part 2 (http://wp.me/pP03N-rk)
Finale Part 3 (http://wp.me/pP03N-rm)

Archive of Past Blog Chains (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6058237)

Ralph Pines
08-03-2011, 07:05 AM
This just might work. ;):D

BigWords
08-04-2011, 12:20 AM
This blog chain is made of pure WIN. :D

orion_mk3
08-04-2011, 07:28 AM
I just had someone ask my by PM if the song you choose has to be related to the one before it. The answer is no. The idea is that your choice of song will inspire you to continue the story in an interesting, unique (possibly hilarious) way.

Darkshore
08-04-2011, 09:29 AM
So the first poster will begin a story of some sort based on a song and then we each add to that story with a different song of our choosing? This sounds really cool. I think I'd like to participate.

orion_mk3
08-04-2011, 09:34 PM
So the first poster will begin a story of some sort based on a song and then we each add to that story with a different song of our choosing? This sounds really cool. I think I'd like to participate.
Exactly! You're in.

pyrosama
08-05-2011, 04:12 AM
I would like to try this. Never done it before! :D

orion_mk3
08-05-2011, 08:24 AM
I would like to try this. Never done it before! :D
Welcome aboard.

AbielleRose
08-05-2011, 09:59 AM
Can't wait to get this thing started :)

Ralph Pines
08-05-2011, 11:24 PM
Darn, I keep posting in the wrong place. Sorry. Can't wait for the chain to begin! :D
(http://ralfast.wordpress.com/2011/08/05/short-story-fridays-severus-the-rogue-the-harem/)

Alpha Echo
08-05-2011, 11:32 PM
Can you, once again, please keep me on the end? I'm going to Canada from next Tuesday the 9th until the 17th, and I have no idea whether or not I'll have internet access (though I will have my laptop). I assume I will, but I don't want to hold up the chain, I DO want to participate, but I don't want to miss my turn.

Diana_Rajchel
08-06-2011, 12:05 AM
I'm in! Can I possibly get a date - I like to schedule this stuff into my Google calendar so I have an auto-nag on.

jkellerford
08-06-2011, 12:33 AM
sounds interesting. I've never done anything like this before.

orion_mk3
08-06-2011, 02:41 AM
Can you, once again, please keep me on the end?.
Okay.

I'm in! Can I possibly get a date.
I would guesstimate August 19, since we seem to be about even in people taking three seconds to do their posts and people taking the full two days before queuing to the bottom.

sounds interesting. I've never done anything like this before.
Neither have I. Should be a wild ride if nothing else!

dolores haze
08-06-2011, 02:58 AM
I would guesstimate August 19, since we seem to be about even in people taking three seconds to do their posts and people taking the full two days before queuing to the bottom.

I usually try to have my post ready ahead of time, but won't be able to this time. Need to read the story from the start and go from there, right?

And just to add to your problems, Orion. I'm going to be out of town with spotty internet access from Sunday 7th until Thursday 11th. If it's my turn before the 11th, could you bump me down the list? Sorry!

orion_mk3
08-08-2011, 04:31 AM
Okay, everyone: to make sure we're all on the same page, I'm going to be doing two first posts. One will be the start of the story, and is up now (http://wp.me/pP03N-ql), and the other will be the first continuation and will go up tomorrow to mark the official start of the chain.

Don't worry, all I did was introduce a setting and a character. It's all very vague--mostly description--so you should be able to take it in any direction you like! I included song links, and chose them using the random feature in iTunes (both of which are purely optional).

Diana_Rajchel
08-08-2011, 04:35 AM
Okay.


I would guesstimate August 19, since we seem to be about even in people taking three seconds to do their posts and people taking the full two days before queuing to the bottom.


Neither have I. Should be a wild ride if nothing else!

Thanks for the guestimate and overlooking my awful punctuation. :)

This will be so fun!

Alpha Echo
08-08-2011, 05:36 PM
Okay.




Thanks! As long as I'm after August 17th, I'm good!

BigWords
08-08-2011, 05:41 PM
I'll really, really try to keep my post short(ish), and have it up on the day I'm tagged. :D

orion_mk3
08-08-2011, 08:53 PM
First post is up. (http://wp.me/pP03N-qn) BigWords gets to pick a song and continue the story now.

BigWords
08-09-2011, 04:57 PM
Done, and done (http://bigwords88.wordpress.com/2011/08/09/aw-blog-chain/). Sorry it took so long, but I was rewriting a novella at the same time.

orion_mk3
08-09-2011, 07:03 PM
AbielleRose: next.

Inkstrokes
08-09-2011, 07:09 PM
Sign me up, please.

orion_mk3
08-09-2011, 08:45 PM
Inkstrokes: signed up :)

AbielleRose
08-10-2011, 08:01 AM
Done (http://stainedglassinthenight.wordpress.com/2011/08/10/aw-blog-chain/) :)

orion_mk3
08-10-2011, 08:53 AM
Fabulous. dolores asked to be moved if her turn came up Aug. 7-Aug. 11, so our next contender is is none other than prompt co-creator Ralph Pines.

Ralph Pines
08-10-2011, 08:33 PM
Will get to it in a moment.

Ralph Pines
08-10-2011, 09:06 PM
And my post is up!

http://ralfast.wordpress.com/2011/08/10/august-2011-aw-blog-chain-the-continuing-story-of-a-song/

orion_mk3
08-11-2011, 12:05 AM
Movin' right along. hillaryjacques has the honor, nay, privilege, of going next.

hillaryjacques
08-11-2011, 11:53 AM
It was indeed a privilege.

My post is up:
http://hillaryjacques.blogspot.com/2011/08/august-2011-aw-blog-chain.html

orion_mk3
08-11-2011, 08:14 PM
pezie is next-ie.

soullesshuman
08-11-2011, 11:44 PM
This looks like oodles of fun! May I join in or is this all full up?

BigWords
08-12-2011, 12:28 AM
There's always enough room for another victim participant. :)

orion_mk3
08-12-2011, 12:35 AM
What he said :)

soullesshuman
08-12-2011, 01:14 AM
Well ok.. my blog is here http://eventideenvisions.blogspot.com/

I'd love to join~

orion_mk3
08-12-2011, 01:27 AM
Well ok.. my blog is here http://eventideenvisions.blogspot.com/

I'd love to join~
Ah, but you submitted to a thread run by a practicing librarian! Your name and blog have been in our queue for over an hour now :)

soullesshuman
08-12-2011, 03:28 AM
Ah, but you submitted to a thread run by a practicing librarian! Your name and blog have been in our queue for over an hour now :)

Whaaaa-

I just woke up, this is too much awesome to compute...

Alynza
08-12-2011, 11:13 AM
This is so cool! Can I still join? If so, here is my pitiful blog... http://alynzasmith.blogspot.com/

orion_mk3
08-12-2011, 07:56 PM
This is so cool! Can I still join? If so, here is my pitiful blog... http://alynzasmith.blogspot.com/
Sure, you're in.

Also, pezie has one day left before queue bumpage occurs.

orion_mk3
08-13-2011, 07:38 AM
pezie has been moved to the bottom of the queue at her own request. That means it's now Darkshore's turn.

Cath
08-13-2011, 08:06 AM
There is still time to be fashionably late, yes? If so my blog is: http://www.cathsmith.com/wprs/

orion_mk3
08-13-2011, 08:17 AM
There is still time to be fashionably late, yes?
There is always time! You're in.

Darkshore
08-13-2011, 08:19 AM
pezie has been moved to the bottom of the queue at her own request. That means it's now Darkshore's turn.

Heh alrighty. Does that mean I have until tomorrow or the day after tomorrow? I'm a bit intimidated by some of these posts :D.

orion_mk3
08-13-2011, 09:44 PM
Heh alrighty. Does that mean I have until tomorrow or the day after tomorrow? I'm a bit intimidated by some of these posts :D.
You have two days from when I call you up, theoretically, which means you get 'til 9:47pm CST on Sunday. Realistically, I'll probably bump you down Monday morning if there's no post by then.

Darkshore
08-15-2011, 06:45 AM
Sorry all. Was stuck without internet access all day...my morning routine suffered greatly. Expect a post up by tonight :D.

Darkshore
08-15-2011, 10:20 AM
Heres my post! http://dustinbishop.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/aw-august-2011-blog-chain/

Doesn't really hold up well to the others posted here, but it will have to do. It was a joy and a pleasure.

orion_mk3
08-15-2011, 09:27 PM
As it happens, I was netless most of yesterday too. So it worked out more or less fine.

pyrosama is next.

pyrosama
08-16-2011, 08:27 AM
Posted! http://matrix-hole.blogspot.com/2011/08/continuing-story-of-song.html

orion_mk3
08-16-2011, 10:47 PM
Next in line: jkellerford.

Alpha Echo
08-17-2011, 04:53 PM
Okay...I'm regretfully back from my vacation....so you can keep me where I am on the list! Off to start reading the blogs...

orion_mk3
08-18-2011, 03:20 AM
jkellerford has one day left.

Diana_Rajchel
08-18-2011, 11:44 PM
I'm watching! :)

Diana_Rajchel
08-18-2011, 11:55 PM
You may want to format this differently depending on how you run your blog, but it's a small cut and paste for the blog list, as it can take a daunting amount of time. Is there an in-board shortcut for this coding stuff that I might not know yet?


<p><a href="http://nonexistentbooks.wordpress.com/">Orion3</a> – <a href="http://nonexistentbooks.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/from-a-continuing-story-part-2-by-anonymous/">Page 1</a></p>

<p><a href="http://bigwords88.wordpress.com/">Big Words</a> – <a href="http://bigwords88.wordpress.com/2011/08/09/aw-blog-chain/">Page 2</a></p>

<p><a href="http://stainedglassinthenight.wordpress.com/">AbielleRose</a> – <a href="http://stainedglassinthenight.wordpress.com/2011/08/10/aw-blog-chain/">Page 3</a></p>

<p><a href="http://ralfast.wordpress.com/">Ralph Pines</a> – <a href="http://ralfast.wordpress.com/2011/08/10/august-2011-aw-blog-chain-the-continuing-story-of-a-song/">Page 4</a></p>

<p><a href="http://hillaryjacques.blogspot.com/">Hillary Jacques</a> – <a href="http://hillaryjacques.blogspot.com/2011/08/august-2011-aw-blog-chain.html">Page 5</a></p>

<p><a href="http://dustinbishop.wordpress.com/">Darkshore</a> – <a href="http://dustinbishop.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/aw-august-2011-blog-chain/">Page 6</a></p>

<p><a href="http://matrix-hole.blogspot.com/">Pyrosama</a> – <a href="http://matrix-hole.blogspot.com/2011/08/continuing-story-of-song.html">Page 7</a></p>

<p><a href="http://jennykellerford.wordpress.com/">J Kellerford</a> – Page 8</p>

<p>Diana Rajchel – We’re there yet, kids!  Page 9</p>

<p><a href="http://drlong67.wordpress.com/">Inkstrokes</a> – Page 10</p>

<p><a href="http://eventideenvisions.blogspot.com/">Soulless Human</a> -  Page 11</p>

<p><a href="http://alynzasmith.blogspot.com/">Alynza Smith</a> – Page 12</p>

<p><a href="http://alynzasmith.blogspot.com/">Cath Smith</a> – Page 13</p>

<p><a href="http://dianedooley.wordpress.com/">Dolores Haze</a> – Page 14</p>

<p><a href="http://writersramblings81.blogspot.com/">Alpha Echo</a> – Page 15</p>

<p><a href="http://erinbrambilla.wordpress.com/">pezie</a> – Page 16</p>

orion_mk3
08-19-2011, 05:29 AM
jkellerford is out of time and goes to the queue bottom.

Fresh from her generous mitzvah, Diana Rajchel gets a shot.

jkellerford
08-19-2011, 06:17 AM
Oh well. that 's what I get for not checking in sooner. ugh. :-)

Diana_Rajchel
08-19-2011, 06:19 AM
Here is my entry - Voodoo Child (http://blog.dianarajchel.com/2011/08/18/absolute-write-2011-august-blog-chain-the-storyand-song/) by Jimi Hendrix.

Diana_Rajchel
08-19-2011, 06:23 AM
....and my blog is doing a Gateway timeout. Grr.

pyrosama
08-19-2011, 06:48 AM
Awesome addition Diana. :) Updated my links!

Cath
08-19-2011, 07:04 AM
Awesome Diana - thanks.

Could you update the link for my blog tho please - you've got the link to Alynza's twice. :)

It should be:

<p><a href=http://www.cathsmith.com/wprs>Cath Smith</a> – Page 13</p>

Darkshore
08-19-2011, 07:17 AM
Awesome work Diana. My only question is how Willow went from a big gruff black man to a woman? Perhaps it's my fault though and I didn't word it correctly. No offense or anything intended I'm just wondering :D.
EDIT: Willow is kind of a girly name isn't it? hehe

orion_mk3
08-19-2011, 07:24 AM
Nice! Inkstrokes gets the unenviable task of following that act.

Diana_Rajchel
08-19-2011, 08:51 AM
Awesome Diana - thanks.

Could you update the link for my blog tho please - you've got the link to Alynza's twice. :)

It should be:

<p><a href=http://www.cathsmith.com/wprs>Cath Smith</a> – Page 13</p>

woops!! I'll fix that!

soullesshuman
08-19-2011, 01:38 PM
I'm right after! I better get reading <<

Diana_Rajchel
08-19-2011, 08:00 PM
Awesome work Diana. My only question is how Willow went from a big gruff black man to a woman? Perhaps it's my fault though and I didn't word it correctly. No offense or anything intended I'm just wondering :D.
EDIT: Willow is kind of a girly name isn't it? hehe

*thpfft*
;)
Actually, I fixed that. There's a lot of characters to track, it may be well worth writing up a chart for these later folks.

Darkshore
08-19-2011, 08:38 PM
Hehe. Your right about the character chart, that would be a good idea. I had to check back a few times to make sure I knew what I thought I knew about the other characters heh.

Alpha Echo
08-19-2011, 09:20 PM
Bolstered by the thread about curiosity -

Curiosity Published the Author and Saved the World (http://writersramblings81.blogspot.com/2011/08/curiosity-published-author-and-saved.html)

Inkstrokes
08-19-2011, 09:46 PM
Ok, mine's up (http://drlong67.wordpress.com/2011/08/19/aw-blog-chain/).

I have to say, I love this. You so played into my writing technique, now I'll have to kill you all ;).

The story started with a bunch of different things going on. I just went back and ran with that.

I'm really surprised no-one had used this song yet.

Darkshore
08-19-2011, 10:26 PM
Nice! Good explanation for the curious nature of this resort.

Ralph Pines
08-20-2011, 01:12 AM
Turned into a bit of a Rashamon. I like it.

orion_mk3
08-20-2011, 01:30 AM
I am deliberately avoiding reading until the chain is complete, but all these comments are making me giddy with anticipation! Oh, and a character chart would be another mitzvah if anyone sees fit to do so.

soullesshuman is up next.

BigWords
08-20-2011, 01:34 AM
A character chart? I suppose you want a timeline of events, synopsis of each chapter, illustrations and memorable quotes as well...

*hides*

orion_mk3
08-20-2011, 02:15 AM
A character chart? I suppose you want a timeline of events, synopsis of each chapter, illustrations and memorable quotes as well...
Yes. Have it on my desk by Monday or it'll be a letter-grade drop for you :)

BigWords
08-20-2011, 02:21 AM
I get the feeling someone is going to get volunteered soon... :D

Diana_Rajchel
08-20-2011, 03:33 AM
OK, my best attempt at a character chart:

The cast
1.Chris - lovelorn guy
2. the woman that sent Christ the postcard (unknown, but it's implied it was NOT Allison)
3. Allison - suicide/zombie/our Laura Palmer
4. Allison's daughter - unnamed, 6 years old
5. Mr. Garretson - bar patron, no pretty skirts (to chase? to wear?)
6. Eddie the resort manager
7. Jessica - the woman done wrong
8. Greg - cop, male
9. Willow - cop, male, unidentified supernatural of indeterminate possibly 3-digit age
10. "Spanky" - Mr. Byron Saturday, with bikini babe bodyguards
11. Uber pissed off ghost guy

Additions, changes, revisions?

soullesshuman
08-20-2011, 06:25 AM
I may take a bit, I have to read everything...

Alynza
08-20-2011, 08:42 AM
OK, my best attempt at a character chart:

The cast
1.Chris - lovelorn guy
2. the woman that sent Christ the postcard (unknown, but it's implied it was NOT Allison)
3. Allison - suicide/zombie/our Laura Palmer
4. Allison's daughter - unnamed, 6 years old
5. Mr. Garretson - bar patron, no pretty skirts (to chase? to wear?)
6. Eddie the resort manager
7. Jessica - the woman done wrong
8. Greg - cop, male
9. Willow - cop, male, unidentified supernatural of indeterminate possibly 3-digit age
10. "Spanky" - Mr. Byron Saturday, with bikini babe bodyguards
11. Uber pissed off ghost guy

Additions, changes, revisions?


Don't forget about the unidentified finger! :D hahaha!

soullesshuman
08-20-2011, 08:45 AM
http://eventideenvisions.blogspot.com/2011/08/now-for-something-completely-different.html

I sure hope I haven't missed anyone too much.

orion_mk3
08-20-2011, 09:27 PM
Next: Alyzna.

Alynza
08-20-2011, 10:14 PM
Eek! Ok...here goes!

http://alynzasmith.blogspot.com/

:e2brows:

orion_mk3
08-21-2011, 01:40 AM
We've really got the ball rolling now. Cath is rolling in next.

Cath
08-21-2011, 05:09 PM
Crikey that came up quick. Right will have the post up today.

Cath
08-21-2011, 08:25 PM
Okay, my post is up: http://www.cathsmith.com/wprs/augustblogchain/

Edited to add - I've commented or tried to on all the entries so far, but if you're on Blogspot I'm not sure it's working. I don't have a profile for any of the available 'comment as' options and there's no option to do so anonymously. :(

Ralph Pines
08-21-2011, 10:09 PM
Your comment landed on the spam filter in my blog, but I fixed that, so it should be up. :)

Okay, my post is up: http://www.cathsmith.com/wprs/augustblogchain/

Edited to add - I've commented or tried to on all the entries so far, but if you're on Blogspot I'm not sure it's working. I don't have a profile for any of the available 'comment as' options and there's no option to do so anonymously. :(

orion_mk3
08-21-2011, 10:23 PM
Well, I guesstimated that dolores haze would have her turn on August 19; turns out I was off by two days. If we keep up at this pace there's more than enough August left for everyone :)

BigWords
08-21-2011, 10:43 PM
I've commented or tried to on all the entries so far

The Spec Fic antho deadline is rushing up fast, so I'm going to get my head down and finish that, but I will get to commenting on the posts thus far, and I'll update the list of participants.

You guys are doing an amazing job.

Alynza
08-21-2011, 11:18 PM
Edited to add - I've commented or tried to on all the entries so far, but if you're on Blogspot I'm not sure it's working. I don't have a profile for any of the available 'comment as' options and there's no option to do so anonymously. :(


Sorry Cath! I just fixed my to allow anyone to do so. I'm still fairly new at this blogging thing. :)

dolores haze
08-21-2011, 11:33 PM
Good Lord! It's my turn, but this might take a while. Bear with me.

dolores haze
08-22-2011, 12:10 AM
Don't forget about the unidentified finger! :D hahaha!

In whose post is the unidentified finger? I can't find it.

Alynza
08-22-2011, 12:18 AM
In whose post is the unidentified finger? I can't find it.

In BigWords portion of the story:

"In the manager’s office, an envelope sat on Eddie’s desk – bulging in the middle; its’ nightmarish contents intended to frighten him off the island. The owner of the finger in the package was, at that moment, nowhere to be seen."

:D

BigWords
08-22-2011, 12:25 AM
ROFLOL Throwaway comments making reappearances later in the story is always entertaining. And it stops people asking "what happened to the mouse."

TV Tropes reference - there is no mouse.



Yet...

dolores haze
08-22-2011, 02:03 AM
Post (http://dianedooley.wordpress.com/2011/08/21/the-continuing-story-of-a-song/) is up. Couldn't let that finger fall by the wayside!

Inkstrokes
08-22-2011, 02:27 AM
HAHAHA! I did the same thing with "The boat sinking half a world away".

That was my jumping off point.

orion_mk3
08-22-2011, 08:58 AM
We are *really* going now, huh? Alpha Echo is up.

Alpha Echo
08-22-2011, 04:51 PM
I'm on it!

Alpha Echo
08-22-2011, 05:39 PM
Woot! Here ya go!

http://writersramblings81.blogspot.com/2011/08/august-aw-blog-chain-story-of-song.html

pezie
08-22-2011, 07:14 PM
I think this means I'm next. I'll have it up later tonight/early tomorrow morning.

orion_mk3
08-22-2011, 07:17 PM
pezie, who was bumped down at her own request, gets a chance to shine.

This rapid progression raises a question: what do we do when we reach the end of the chain? Some ideas:

-I can write an ending
-A volunteer can write an ending
-We can all go again until we run out of August
-We can leave the tale unfinished

Any of those (or any combination) would be cool, I think.

Inkstrokes
08-22-2011, 07:59 PM
I vote that being as how Orion started it, he should have the first crack at finishing it. Seems only fitting.

Alpha Echo
08-22-2011, 09:11 PM
I vote that being as how Orion started it, he should have the first crack at finishing it. Seems only fitting.

Agreed! A perfect circle!!! :)

pezie
08-22-2011, 09:23 PM
I was wondering this as well. I think Orion should end it, that seems fitting.

Alynza
08-22-2011, 09:47 PM
I think Orion should end it, that seems fitting.


My vote's for Orion. :Thumbs:

Diana_Rajchel
08-23-2011, 03:21 AM
Okay, my post is up: http://www.cathsmith.com/wprs/augustblogchain/

Edited to add - I've commented or tried to on all the entries so far, but if you're on Blogspot I'm not sure it's working. I don't have a profile for any of the available 'comment as' options and there's no option to do so anonymously. :(

Yeah, blogspot frustrates me the same way. My Google id never leads anywhere people can actually find me.

Diana_Rajchel
08-23-2011, 03:24 AM
I vote that being as how Orion started it, he should have the first crack at finishing it. Seems only fitting.

I'm down with that. I'm curious... is that was what he had in mind when he left us unattended with a beach?

orion_mk3
08-23-2011, 06:42 AM
I'm curious... is that was what he had in mind when he left us unattended with a beach?
It was all part of the master plan! That, or I didn't think so far ahead :)

All right, when the chain reaches its end, I'll write a wrap-up and maybe even edit the parts together.

Another question: what should the September chain be about? It'll be a hard act to follow!

BigWords
08-23-2011, 06:52 AM
Another question: what should the September chain be about? It'll be a hard act to follow!

A prequel story chain? :D

*hides from sharp objects being thrown in my direction*

pyrosama
08-23-2011, 07:52 AM
I agree with Orion ending it!

AbielleRose
08-23-2011, 10:01 AM
It was all part of the master plan! That, or I didn't think so far ahead :)

All right, when the chain reaches its end, I'll write a wrap-up and maybe even edit the parts together.

Another question: what should the September chain be about? It'll be a hard act to follow!

I can't wait to see how it ends :)

How about a photo prompt?

pezie
08-23-2011, 10:34 AM
Oh, I kind of like the photo prompt idea. Would we all use the same photo? Or would we pick one of our own and go from there?

My post will be up tomorrow morning. I want to have one last look at it before I hit publish.

Thanks!

Diana_Rajchel
08-23-2011, 11:09 AM
oooh, that could be FUN. I have a really extensive flickr stream (http://www.flickr.com/magickalrealism), and I love any excuse to play with it. (Although tagging it has become something of a bear.) I'm going on vacation for a week in September, so if I participate, I'd pretty please like to go early.

Alpha Echo
08-23-2011, 04:53 PM
I don't mean to whine...but no one's leaving me comments on my addition to this chain!!! :( Is anyone reading it??? I was so proud of it....

As far as the photo prompt...interesting. I love it!

AbielleRose
08-23-2011, 05:50 PM
Oh, I kind of like the photo prompt idea. Would we all use the same photo? Or would we pick one of our own and go from there?

Thanks!

I like the idea of all using the same photo. It would be interesting to see how we all can see different inspiration in the exact same thing.

pezie
08-23-2011, 05:56 PM
Alpha Echo---I haven't commented on anyone's yet. This month has been so busy for me. I'll be commenting on all of them later today. For now, off to do the preschool thing for my son :).

Here's my entry:
http://erinbrambilla.wordpress.com/2011/08/23/absolute-write-august-blog-chain/

orion_mk3
08-23-2011, 08:46 PM
I don't mean to whine...but no one's leaving me comments on my addition to this chain!!! :( Is anyone reading it??? I was so proud of it....
I for one am waiting to see the finished story. But people have been reading or they wouldn't be able to continue it!

I do like the idea of a photo prompt, and everyone else seems to agree, so let's do that. Any suggestions for photos in-thread or by PM would be appreciated.

Also, jkellerford gets another shot now.

BigWords
08-23-2011, 09:00 PM
I like the idea of a painting being central to the plot (rather than merely using a picture of whatever kind as a prompt), and taking up the notion of individual posts being influenced by specific images is also neat - maybe one overall image to drive the plot, and each part influenced by another (additional) picture.

Stephen King once remarked that both Louis L'Amour and himself could stand looking at the exact same canyon and come away with two entirely different books. It's always interesting to see how people interpret the imagery in front of them through their own worldview.

Remember and use Photobucket, or Picasa (or whatever) for images linked in-thread, as hotlinking gives Mac a headache. You don't want to give her a headache...

Ralph Pines
08-23-2011, 10:11 PM
Sorry, kind of busy with Irene. I'll make the rounds and add my two cents.

Alpha Echo
08-24-2011, 06:53 PM
I for one am waiting to see the finished story.

Gotcha. That makes sense! I think I'm going to have to go through them all again once the story's finished. And do it from home so that I can listen to the songs at the same time.

Darkshore
08-24-2011, 07:23 PM
I'm waiting till the story gets all wrapped up to run around and post my comments :D.

Diana_Rajchel
08-24-2011, 11:10 PM
I don't mean to whine...but no one's leaving me comments on my addition to this chain!!! :( Is anyone reading it??? I was so proud of it....

As far as the photo prompt...interesting. I love it!

I attempted to comment and it didn't go through- may have been a browser burp or something.

I need to catch up on the rest and update that entry.

Diana_Rajchel
08-24-2011, 11:12 PM
Hey, waitaminnit - I'm right there. Nevermind, wasn't the entry I had technical problems with.

orion_mk3
08-25-2011, 09:40 PM
jkellerford, if you'd like to post, best do it soon. I'm going to start working on our ending here before too long!

Diana_Rajchel
08-26-2011, 01:42 AM
jkellerford, if you'd like to post, best do it soon. I'm going to start working on our ending here before too long!

I'm jumping up and down waiting to see this ending. This has been one wildly awesome story!

Alynza
08-28-2011, 06:09 AM
:e2poke:

orion_mk3
08-28-2011, 09:56 AM
Sorry, weather and travel have delayed things a bit.

orion_mk3
08-29-2011, 07:42 PM
The finale post goes up tonight!

Cath
08-30-2011, 02:54 AM
:e2bouncey

I'm so excited! Really want to see how you wrap this up Orion!

Diana_Rajchel
08-30-2011, 07:32 AM
Are we there yet? *bounces*

orion_mk3
08-30-2011, 08:51 AM
Turns out the epilogue will be in 3-4 parts, each with their own song. What can I say? You guys wove a complex yarn with a lot of threads.

Finale Part 1 (http://wp.me/pP03N-ri)

orion_mk3
08-30-2011, 09:03 AM
Finale Part 2 (http://wp.me/pP03N-rk). Looks like a three-parter.

orion_mk3
08-30-2011, 09:36 AM
Finale Part 3. (http://wp.me/pP03N-rm) Hopefully this wraps up things just enough to satisfy but leaves enough room for interpretation.

orion_mk3
08-30-2011, 10:34 PM
Apparently the conclusion was so awesome it took the whole forum down!

Anyway, now is the time to post comments if you haven't done so already. The September thread goes up soon.

Alynza
08-30-2011, 11:36 PM
Very cool! This was so much fun.

:TheWave::TheWave:

orion_mk3
09-01-2011, 06:10 AM
So I'm thinking that the September blog chain will be the image response, since everyone seemed to like that. I'll provide an image, or you can choose your own; both will be fine.

Does that sound all right to everybody?

Also, please make sure you've commented. I know a lot of people (me included) were waiting for the end, but this is it ladies and germs.

Cath
09-01-2011, 06:12 AM
Orion, those ending blogs are fabulous! I'll have to comment tomorrow, but I will comment.

Ralph Pines
09-01-2011, 06:29 AM
Sounds like a plan.

So I'm thinking that the September blog chain will be the image response, since everyone seemed to like that. I'll provide an image, or you can choose your own; both will be fine.

Does that sound all right to everybody?

Also, please make sure you've commented. I know a lot of people (me included) were waiting for the end, but this is it ladies and germs.

orion_mk3
09-01-2011, 10:10 PM
Cool beans. The September thread is up (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6503008), and I'm pleased to see more people have commented. Keep 'em coming, and go sign up!