What is Boxing day? Some of you may be asking. Some countries celebrate it others do not. A brief history of Boxing Day might help understanding. The kingdom of DS106 likes celebration. What does DS106 celebrate on Boxing Day?
Make it tasty.
“Joy watched as her mom packed her bags as she prepared to head towards the airport. This was her third trip this month. Joy was used to staying home alone. She stood at the front door as the yellow taxi cab pulled into Joy and her mother’s driveway. Joy watched as her mother got into the cab not before turning around to blow a kiss at her, wave and smile. Joy watched as the cab sped down the street only to turn left and disappear around the corner. Joy proceeded to go into the kitchen, when she heard the basement door open downstairs. Joy walked slowly towards the door and as she descended the stairs………
On this very old stone somebody did write something very important, a prayer, a memo, a song? What must be written on your stone stele? Extra bonus points for a link to a creative edit!
@mr45144 @mdvfunes Singer in middle, backing singers rear right and band milling around. — Nigel Robertson (@easegill) November 23, 2014 Kevin says: “The enigmatic guy at front just needs a speech bubble” What is the enigmatic guy at the front saying? Bonus point for a link to a creative edit of the photo!
It’s time to throw it back! Choose your absolute favorite assignment you’ve created in your DS106 lifetime. Write a short paragraph about how you completed the assignment and why you are so proud of it.
Read the story and find inspiration if you need it.
@dkernohan @VivienRolfe “This daily Create has been intentionally left blank.” — Mariana Funes ★彡 (@mdvfunes) November 7, 2014 Or has it?
Tell us all about it.
What would you say to the one who got away? HT Oliver Blank from the Art Assignment for this awesome prompt.
“It all started when I typed hello.” pic.twitter.com/s7yGOpMPGV — Jeff Atwood (@codinghorror) October 26, 2014 When did your open web life start? Can you remember what you typed first? Tell us the story.
What if poets wrote parking tickets? Joe wrote this brilliant example. Write your own.
Thanks Daniel Rivera for this idea. Now you are not a kid, but can you write a smart Alec haiku?
Zeugmas are “are figures of speech in which one single phrase or word joins different parts of a sentence.”
Tell us your personal history through significant signatures in your past. How have you made your mark?
Today you get a free pass to go back and change anything in your past. What did you change and why?
@mdvfunes @mrkrndvs The domain name is the title on the spine of the book of you in the public library of life. #ccourses — Gardner Campbell (@GardnerCampbell) October 9, 2014 Gardner also reminds us that “Titles aren’t exhaustive, but they are invitations, descriptions, images.” So, If you could have any domain name, which would it and why? Bonus points for making a mock up of your front page, post to Flickr. Add link to your story below.
I love the Digital Comic Museum. So much potential creativity. Thanks to @ronald_2008 for this and many prompts to come. Bonus points – recaption the image and post a link to it in the comments!
You’ve seen “Buzzfeed.com”, yeah? “22 of the realest generation Y problems”. “50 things you never knew about The Wire”. “19 things that can only happen online” … and so on. Dull, isn’t it? Write up your own day as a Buzzfeed “listicle” (that’s what they call those things, seriously). Bonus points for a proper click-baity headline.
What is page for page the book with the most wisdom you've ever read? — Shane Parrish (@farnamstreet) September 23, 2014 Share your wisdom from the book with us.
Animated gif by John Johnston That @jimgroom (and @paulbond) are running “Wire106”, all about TV drama “The Wire”. They love that show. Bless ’em. Describe “The Wire” in a way that is almost entirely lies. Aim to entirely confuse any person who hasn’t seen “The Wire”. If *you* haven’t seen the wire DON’T LOOK IT UP!
What did the pirates take – remember, it was an unexpected item!
Start with something like THIS: Stunt Poetry from Rishi Kaneria on Vimeo
And the light at the end of the tunnel, is the light of an oncoming train #hmhb pic.twitter.com/59m6MHJqQw — Kevin N Prince (@mr45144) August 29, 2014 Tell us what happened just before this moment…
There are many examples of anonymous tech thoughts we can all agree with but you do not need the Secret App to post them on the web. Do it now!
Write the story.
They look so cute. What is their grand plan for world domination?
A quiet sit-down on my sunflower tree. Not sure @bgblogging, @cogdog can keep up. Amazin' seeds, @draggin. @keiramc pic.twitter.com/rFvYJLgbMi — Geoffrey Gevalt (@ggevalt) August 5, 2014 Explain how he got there.
What must a user know about this device to make it produce the desired effects?
As rival Directors, George Lucas and Steve Spielberg would take out newspaper ads when one the other’s movie surged ahead in popularity (reference). Aren’t they so nice? Rewrite the letters where they say what their subconscious might say. (h/t to Pat Lockley)
Write a happy story about confusion. Make it confusing. And happy.
Explain the relationship of the kind of cereal to the super hero power.
Use 26 words in a poem, each one beginning with a different letter of the alphabet; they need not be in alphabetical order. After http://ether.co.vu/post/92253913162/a-cool-poetry-prompt
creative commons licensed ( BY-SA ) flickr photo shared by cogdogblog For the Eagles, the story was meeting a girl in a flat bed Ford– what else might have happened on this corner?
Memento (2000) inverted story conventions by telling a story in reverse chronological order. Write your own story where the end is first, and the narrative works back to the beginning, but still makes sense in this order.
The friendly cow all red and white, … … … She wanders lowing here and there, … … … And blown by all the winds that pass … … … Robert Louis Stevenson
Write an artistic statement for yourself; by all means, DO NOT USE http://www.artybollocks.com. Heck, do not even click http://www.artybollocks.com
Two limericks to explain… Newton’s Second Law? Thermodynamics? Momentum? Conservation of Energy? Do you really need to look up the formula for a limerick?
creative commons licensed ( BY-NC-SA ) flickr photo shared by ecatoncheires Cows have a keen sense of irony…
What is it? What Will it Accomplish? Who will be for it? Who will be against it?
Find a newspaper (do you remember those?). Take some scissors. Choose from this paper an article the length you want to make your poem. Cut out the article. Next carefully cut out each of the words that make up this article and put them all in a bag. Shake gently. Next take out each cutting one after the other. Copy conscientiously in the order in which they left the bag and enter it a a TDC poem. The poem will resemble you! And there you are–an infinitely original author of charming sensibility, even though unappreciated by the vulgar herd. –Tristan Tzara
Silly old me. In an old hotel and found the doggy graveyard…..:( #ds106 Sid :( pic.twitter.com/zMY8Fb1iYA — Viv Rolfe (@VivienRolfe) June 20, 2014
Be part of the Young Writers Project summer of storytelling! Here is WP 1: Setting is the when and where of a story: What is the location and time? Is it past, present or future? How does the setting affect the characters? The mood? The journey? The plot? Choosing a familiar place is easier, a faraway or fanciful place more difficult. All require a bit of research to be credible. How do the characters fit into that setting? How does the setting affect the story? This is the exercise: Pick one of the photos and create the setting for someone who can’t see the picture. Put a character or two in the setting but keep in mind this is an exercise to develop the place and time. Use details that are important.
The Burgeron family in Bovine County is well known. Of course stories about the family are heard, rumors. Tell a story that is whispered in Bovine County. Make it ART.
A scary story that is only two sentences long. See examples.
Hard “G” or soft? Make it the law.