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It's not as if I don't have a whole bunch of Malt thingies... but it's my birthday! Please give me any prompts, requests or dares and I'll do what I can with them. Thank you!


Friday the 13th

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hey guys! Nothing big planned for the aforementioned holiday this year; instead, here are two little things:

1--Dinner for Two (or Four?)

There's nothing quite as awkward as the first date. This is doubly true if one's inclined to go the traditional route: the dinner date. For malt credit (and chopped nuts, if your world isn't one that's big on restaurants or the whole "dating" spiel), write a piece about said event. Was it awkward? Excellent? Disastrous? You can write these for as many people as you'd like--each one is good for malt credit.

If that's not awkward enough for you, try this on for size: how about a dinner double date? Write one of those, and not only do you get malt credit, but you get a pair (ha) of randomly selected prompts to use for future malt credit.

Still hungry for more? Make is a cross-canon dinner double date. So that's a malted chopped nuts milkshake, at the very least. You do that, and you get four shiny new prompts.

Malt credit is good till the end of the month, so you've got about two weeks to give it a shot. If not...no harm in saving the idea for later, right?

2--Valentine's Day Prompts

We did this last year and it was nice, so let's do it again. Comment on this post if you'd like to get/gift prompts to other authors. Any prompt is good! Be wacky! Be utterly conventional! Sky's the limit!

Anyway, go forth and have fun! ^___^

January Games Week IV: Fortune Telling

It's the last week of January! Which means it's time for our last game, a new one that I'll just refer to as "fortune telling" for lack of a more creative title. Here's how it works:

Step 1: Comment to this post with a list of 1 to 3 characters (or pair/triple of characters)
Step 2: Yours truly has a well seasoned deck of tarot cards just waiting to be used/abused. I'll draw ten cards for each character/set of characters you list numbered from 1 to 10 and conforming to the numbered positions and interpretive rules of Celtic Cross spread. For everyone's sanity, I'll just list reversed cards as if they were drawn upright.
Step 3: Write a piece (for malt credit) involving what the cards "predicted" for your character/s based on your interpretation of the spread. See the above link for how to interpret the position of cards, and see this link for interpreting the meaning of the individual cards. There's no "right" or "wrong" way to read the cards, so just follow your third eye/spirit guide/how much you want your characters to suffer.

If you're feeling particularly malicious toward your characters, however, I'm willing to read your cards for you. :D

Thanks for participating, everyone! It's been a great time, and I hope you all have gotten some great prompts out of it.

January Games Week III: Pass A Prompt

Hey all! Time for our third game of the month, something kinda-sorta new I'm calling Pass A Prompt.

A while back, lost_spook linked me to a fabulous prompt generator called the Ersatz Genremixer. Way too fun not to use in a game, in my opinion. So, here's how we'll use it:

Step one--Use the generator to spit out a list of 10 prompts. You can use any of the options and however many characters you'd like, though for the sake of all our sanity, let's not include NSFW/particularly NSFW-implicating prompts. Let's just say use your best judgment. (Though, uh, if the piece you come up with in response to the prompt is NSFW, go for it, just don't want to stick anyone with that kind of prompt if it's not their thing.) Also, you can reroll however many times you'd like/try out different genres/combos to see what suits you best.

Step two--You can choose to keep the prompts from this list for yourself, or you can pass them on to other authors who've posted lists and are playing the game. You can only pick one of the two options though, so choose wisely! In the comment where you post your list, include which ones you're keeping (if any). As for the rest, comment on others' lists with the prompts you want to give to them. Does the prompt include character names? Then you also get to swap out the names of your characters with characters from their canon for double hijinks.

Step three--write away! Both kinds of prompts--those you keep and those passed on to you--are good for malt credit.

Have at, and have fun!

Musical Chairs Pt. II

Sorry about the delay guys! Anyway, here are your chairs! If everyone who plays chooses one chair (with each chair containing 3 song prompts), all the chairs will end up taken, so check the comments first before you pick which one you'd like. (Consider them labeled 1-5, with one being the green one w/the butterfly and five being the blue wheeled one...my apologies for the shoddy html...) This week's game will be posted sometime tomorrow, so stay tuned!

January Games Week II: Musical Chairs

For week two, it's time for a classic Malt Shoppe game, musical chairs!

How to play: if you'd like to take part, comment on this post with up to 3 songs, including a link to audio/video of them as well as a page with their lyrics (if there are any lyrics). On Friday, another post will go up with chairs to choose from. You get to choose as many chairs as you posted songs and get song prompts selected randomly from another author(s) in exchange! Each prompt counts for malt credit.

Don't worry if this week's timing works out poorly for you--if you can't get in songs in time, drop a comment on the "chairs" post and I'll hit shuffle on my music library and get you a prompt that way. (Don't worry...there's like 40k songs of all genres in there. Something for everyone. One would hope.) ^__^

Anyway, comment with songs/lyrics here!

January Games Week I: Q&A

Hey guys! I mentioned a while back that this month is going to have a bunch of games running in it as a sort of mini-event. I'm still looking for people who want to run games; if you want to, just drop a comment back on the general Winter Challenge post and let me know when/what you want to run so nothing gets duplicated. Here's the first of those games, Q&A!

The game is simple: if you want to play, comment on this post with what kinds of questions you're willing to answer about your canon. You can limit/include whatever you'd like--as usual, you guys largely call the shots on this one. However, instead of just answering the questions straight out, answer them by writing a piece about the answer. Once you've written/posted it, respond to the questioner's comment here with a link to the piece and along with any further explanation that you think might be merited. Response pieces can be as specific or vague as you'd like, you get malt credit either way. Think of the question as the prompt. Interpret it as you will.

This is a great opportunity to get acquainted/reacquainted with other authors' works, so have fun!

Stocking Prompts

This is your official Stocking Prompts post!

Comment on this post if you'd like to receive prompts. And give prompts to your fellow authors too!

Happy non-denominational winter celebration of your preference! XD