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:new: 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!

Street Photography color 038 by sagi-k Street Photography BW 201 by sagi-k World Naked Bike Ride 37 by lightdrafter Small talk by sandas04
Blown up by pavboq Whirling Protest by Treamus 1-ball Pool by StamatisGR As one.. by marialittle
Rail Man by myraincheck :thumb331132061: :thumb334807674: Scotland 01 by yanjin 


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.

Submit your finished work to the Transliterations Prompt 14 Folder. All pieces submitted by the deadline will receive a journal feature from the group and myself.

The deadline for this prompt is July 10th. Happy transliterating!
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grey-skies-industry Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Aw, guys, I can't. I just... I'm like the King Midas of shit lately. I'm so sorry, my BPD's been so nasty to me these past few months. I'll make you something when I can, though, late though it may be, I swear! :icondeterminedguyplz: I'll be watching quietly from this little dark corner! :hug:
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zebrazebrazebra Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Professional Writer
I didn't know you had BPD. Or, if I did, I forgot. Anyway, I have it too, and if you're behind on making a contribution to this prompt, I'm behind on putting up the next one, so we're even and can be batty together.

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artistic-foolishness Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well this looks fun
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AzizrianDaoXrak Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
MA'AM, YES MA'AM. ARSE IN GEAR, MA'AM!
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tmpst24myst Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student Writer
OOPS!  I posted the right link until I discovered the order of the journals, and the one that I edited, was entered before  the other one that was entered and they happened to say the exact same thing!

Here's the new link to the right journal!!   fav.me/d68jz4o
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zebrazebrazebra Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Professional Writer
Ye gods, I'm horrific. I never even thanked you for this. It was very much appreciated, I assure you!
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tmpst24myst Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student Writer
Here is the journal I said I would write and then got sidetracked and then fort too. I apologize it wasn't don't sooner.
fav.me/d68jyoj
The favme link was neater to copy - :heart:

Dae
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julietcaesar Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Kick-ass prompt. Time for me to kick my own ass and write something vaguely coherent. :B
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zebrazebrazebra Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Writer
Do it! I haven't seen your writing for...god, nearly as long as I haven't seen mine.

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Chocolatefudge89 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Yayyy !! :D Back in town
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