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risskabob ([personal profile] risskabob) wrote in [community profile] caffeinatedmagic2011-12-22 12:15 pm
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Prompt Table Rules and Explanation

What are these "Prompt Tables"?

These prompt tables are designed to be both inspiration and incentive for creating things. Many people like more open things than traditional graphics and fic challenges, but still like having a reason for creating something. These tables are designed to fill that need.

So, how do they work?

One prompt tables will be posted each month. The prompts are for anything! Graphics like icons, picspams, headers, and wallpapers are acceptable. So is for everything else. This includes fic, meta essays, drawings, comics, fan vids, fan mixes, photography, crochet, scrapbooking, and anything else you can think of.

The goal is to create a bingo line with the prompts.

As you can see, there are 12 different bingos possible (13 if you count blackout as a separate bingo). Even if you use the same prompt for multiple bingos, you only need to complete that prompt once. You CAN do more, but it's not necessary.

When you create something for a prompt, you can post it to your personal or fic/graphics journal. Posting it to [community profile] caffeinatedmagic is also ok, but try to consolidate your posts so we don't flood the comm with one post per prompt per person. When you post you work, at least on [community profile] caffeinatedmagic, try to link back to the prompt table you used, so people know what you're working from.

What fandoms can I use?

Any fandom! Or even non-fandom things. Gif a tv show, write about a movie, fancast a book, picspam cityscapes, knit a scarf -- anything and everything is ok. Just create create create!

Ok. What do I do when I finish a bingo?

Drop a comment to the Prompt Tables post, letting us know which bingo you completed, and providing links to what you created.

What kind of deadline am I looking at?

A new prompt table will be posted every month. You can work on them indefinitely, though. There is no deadline for turning in a bingo line for a particular prompt table.

Cool. Cool cool cool cool. I have another question, though.

- How much do we have to do to complete a square?

Anything! One icon, ten icons, a haiku, a 10k word fic. The point here is to create what YOU want, not to meet a stringent set of guidelines.

- Can I make one fic/picspam using multiple prompts and complete multiple squares like that?

Sure. Try to increase the amount as well. Don't make ONE icon of a couple smiling and use it for both "ship" and "smile". But if you're writing a 1k word fic, or a 10-20 image picspam, multiple prompts and multiple squares is fine.

- Can I use stuff I already created to complete a square?

Doesn't that kind of defeat the purpose?

- I'm good for now, but I might have another question later.

Ok! You can ask questions here, or at the current prompt post!

- I have a suggestion on how to make prompt tables better!

Cool! Tell us here on this post.

- I see a typo!

Don't be a prescriptivist! But let me know, just don't be a jerk about it. :D