Thursday, February 19, 2009

So what is the story?

So I'm sitting here, trying to decide what the whole point of this is.

I know what it is not:

  • It's not for social networking. We all have gmail, twitter, facebook and cell phones for that. (I'm looking at you, e.) If we want to keep each other updated, we have personal blogs for a reason. (Yes I know you don't have one e., but that is your choice).
So what inspired this? A few things:

  • There has been discussion of bloggers' conventions and writers groups. Due to geographical and may I venture to say physiological/religious barriers that isn't so feasible. 
  • The joint story thingermerbobber that took the blogosphere by storm yesterday...
I guess I'm searching for suggestions here? We're all creative and have what to say, so let's put our talents to good use, or at least sharpen them a bit.

So, please, I would be greatly pleasured if you would all sound off and chime in...

41 comments:

The Real Shliach said...

How will criticism work?

le7 said...

I guess in the comments and it needs to be constructive. What do you think?

sarabonne said...

perhaps we could bring up interesting topics and scream our many opinions at eachother...

le7 said...

OR we could bring up topics and have all of us write something about them?

sarabonne said...

right, right, thats exactly what I meant...

le7 said...

Excellent. We could do more joint stuff too.

sarabonne said...

fabulous.

The Real Shliach said...

Yes to all.

Dovid said...

Nice job LE7, great name too. Will there be more of the story/paragraph thing?

le7 said...

Thanks. I hope so.

Would you like to join? I wanted to invite you but I don't know your email.

Email me if you want to join.

Crawling Axe said...

No idea. And yes.

So, is this fiction-only?

le7 said...

Not sure yet.

Sefirah said...

maybe it should be weekly themes.
and only so many people can post in one day. maybe even make a schedule of posting.

i see greatness....

le7 said...

Mmmm. I like. I like. Hopefully someone can take the initiative. Or we can take turns...

sarabonne said...

but if its scheduled we get that sudden urge to procrastinate...or is that just me?

le7 said...

Good point.

Keep the ideas coming folks.

Sefirah said...

no its not.
ok so no schedule, but only a limited amount of posts per day. its like artists sharing a paintbrush, it could get messy.

le7 said...

Good point. People should write posts whenever they get the urge, but maybe save them as drafts after a certain number?

Cheerio said...

can someone bug fabrengen to either continue the story or tag someone else? cuz it's getting stalled...
CA - i guess non fiction also, but... i dunno, most of our blogs are non fiction...
sefirah - i don't think we have to worry about too many people posting in a day.. rather the opposite ;)

Sefirah said...

cheerio - ok you have a point, but I was just thinking that the more people who join the more chances 4 posts could be put up in one day...and thats just annoying.

sarabonne said...

funny you should say that, Kesem just called. She can't do it, her L'Chaim draws near however she tags Mottel...the story lives on!

sarabonne said...

But on Monday she can work on it...so unless TRS has had all the characters shot, she'll continue it then.

le7 said...

Sef- True. If it becomes an issue we'll figure it out.

So who shall tell him?

Cheerio said...

yeah, sefirah, i hear ya. i guess we'll see if the posts pick up as more people join...
allright mottel! bring on the magic!
you can do it here - just add it to the previous post - or on your blog, and i'll add it...

Cheerio said...

hey, we have enough people to keep tagging before we get back to TRS and he kills everyone!

sarabonne said...

keep in note though, bunny man knows who Gary is, Gary however is oblivious...

le7 said...

Funny enough I thought I finally killed off Gary but I guess I didn't. (Heck, he wasn't even Gary yet!)

Cheerio said...

how come no one has called him by his hebrew name?

le7 said...

He's MO?

sarabonne said...

killed in the second paragraph! oy, lol. I REALLY, BADLY wanted to have bunny man poke him with a stick-could you imagine the irony? normally its the other way around, a crowd of kids poking at a dead rabbit...

Cheerio said...

he could be BT...

Cheerio said...

did no one else notice the "gershon" stuck in there?

le7 said...

WHY DIDN'T YOU SARAH?

Lol we could stop being bums and cut out our judgement of Gary. But yeah I noticed Gershon.

sarabonne said...

it was both. Gary must be his english name but he goes by gershon.
Le7-I'll try and add it into the story later, I thought it would make my paragraph too long...lol

David said...

Ya I imagined BT, but MO is just as likely. The student doctor called him Gary cuz thats what it says on his ID card.

EndOfWorld said...

i think that everyone should let the authors create as they see fit. don't try to stem the flow of creativity. before you know it, gary may turn out to be gershon who is really jonathon, heir to the Japaneses throne, who was kidnapped as a child by....etc.

le7 said...

Good point, so are we going to hear from you?

sarabonne said...

oooh, I kinda like that storyline

The Real Shliach said...

Why the heck is Kesem's lchaim so late?

EndOfWorld said...

well, as soon as someone gives me the go ahead, i'll contribute.

The Real Shliach said...

Ok, you have the go ahead. Now contribute.