Just one day left
to send us your slice of weirdness! I'm working on my desperate and pathetically last-minute entry--how about you?
Just under one week left
to get those entries in! We've only had two so far, so all you people who favourited and shared and rhapsodized about how goddamn awesome it was we were back, get your arses into gear!
Yes, it's us again. We reincarnate more often than Kenny.
This time is going to be different, though. And you can trust me on that, because it's not me who'll be ensuring it. futilitarian
, a long-time contributor and judge for transliterations
and someone whom I'm sure you all know if only by reputation, is stepping into the breach and making sure this dead horse keeps getting whipped. The one major change you should be aware of is that prompts will now go up on the 15th of each month and end on the 10th. Of course, this ending date is purely arbitrary and only influences who gets into the news feature; you can continue to submit whenever you want. We'll also be introducing a new category into our prompt cycle, but you'll find out more about that a little later on. And these changes pale in comparison to the fact that things will actually be happening.
She's a good influence on me, you see. She's the rod up my arse that keeps the clockwork turning.
On that note: Prompt Exercise No. 14!
Take a good look at these photos. A good, hard, throbbing looks at these photos. We've selected twelve unlikely scenes and scenarios for you, each with its own quirks and charm. What you have to do is choose two of these photos and translate the space between them.
What I mean by that is that this time, rather than translating the contents of a photo or painting or whatever madness we fling at you, you have to take on the other part of a translator's job, by connecting two things (or languages, or photos, or scenes) that never had a connection before. Show us the hidden links between your two chosen photos, the thoughts and occurrences just out of shot that join the two pictures together. Just as someone who translates a Chinese novel into French brings that novel closer to the French-speaking world, let your writing bring the essence of one photo to meet the other. And then bring that essence to meet us.
Which is all very noble. So to bring us down to earth, there's an extra rule: if you're writing about the naked dudes on bikes, you're not allowed to not mention the balls.
The deadline for this prompt is July 10th. Happy transliterating!