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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. fyoot, 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!

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.

:hug:
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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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:iconzebrazebrazebra:
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.

:heart:
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Chocolatefudge89 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Yayyy !! :D Back in town
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raelyn-earfalas Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great to know that the group's back in business. :)
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palaeochannel6 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
I gots the tingles down below.
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:iconzebrazebrazebra:
zebrazebrazebra Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Writer
That the first line of your ball-slappy bike anthem?
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Lucy-Merriman Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Nice, sounds like a cool prompt!
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witwitch Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student Writer
Hmmmmm. I'll see if I can come up with something.
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fyoot Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013   Writer
Yeah, dooo eeeet. :stare:

Knew the tenner I spent on that Internet hypnosis DVD wouldn't be wasted.
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DamonWakes Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student Writer
Sounds like a fun contest! I'm not sure I'll have the time, but it's definitely an interesting prompt.
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sciencevsart Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can we choose more than one?
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:iconzebrazebrazebra:
zebrazebrazebra Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Professional Writer
Yes. I mean, you're meant to. You're meant to choose two and connect them.

If you mean can you choose more than one pair to write more than one piece of work--go for it.
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sciencevsart Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry, I meant more than two. Thank you!
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just1ofamillion Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Student Writer
a somewhat frightening selection :) but i shall look through and see if inspiration strikes me.
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dietcocaine Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013   Writer
Oh boy.
I might take a crack at it but so much to do. o.o;
It's an awesome idea, though. <3
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zebrazebrazebra Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Professional Writer
I can sympathise with that, believe me. But remember, there's nearly a whole month to do it in!
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dietcocaine Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013   Writer
I know XD
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freeforming Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS IS NECROMANCY
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:iconzebrazebrazebra:
zebrazebrazebra Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Professional Writer
NO

THIS IS NECROPHILIA
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CheshireLies Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
As soon as I get free time I'll definitely look into this prompt. Work is killing me ;w;
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WyvernLetDie Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Student Writer
Oh hell yes
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INITA4 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
I LOVE IT , SUPER
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BarbecuedIguana Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
OMG!
Why didn't someone tell me about this sooner!!!!
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:iconzebrazebrazebra:
zebrazebrazebra Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Professional Writer
Because it only just happened!!!!!
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Soliyakhan Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Student Writer
m new can anyone say wht it is?/
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:iconzebrazebrazebra:
zebrazebrazebra Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Professional Writer
Pretty much exactly what it says it is. A writing prompt. With pictures in.
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013   Writer
Well this is an awesome prompt. :D
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:iconzebrazebrazebra:
zebrazebrazebra Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Professional Writer
Does that mean we'll be seeing some of your awesome writing?
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013   Writer
I really hope so! Need to kickstart myself after being so damn lazy after graduation. =p
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julietcaesar Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
If you do it, then I'll actually kick my own writing ass and do it too. :B
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013   Writer
Peer pressure! :noes:
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K47454k1 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Writer
man you remember that episode where kenny DIDN'T die?
me neither
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Come on, he stopped dying as much in like s10 or whatever :P
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K47454k1 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Writer
I reserve the right to not remember things!
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zebrazebrazebra Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Jesus, neither of you know anything.

He didn't even die in every episode of the first season. Basically as soon as people expected them to do it they didn't want to. It was still a feature for most of the first six seasons, but basically vanished after that. Now it tends to be only used as an actual part of the plot.

I love that this is the first comment I replied to.
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K47454k1 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Professional Writer
sarah...
you know a level of information about south park that I would be embarrassed about. :P
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:iconzebrazebrazebra:
zebrazebrazebra Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Writer
Hey, at least I know something about something.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol:
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