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Pirates Sparrow & Turner posting in Pirates of the Caribbean Drabbles
User: potc100 (posted by orlidepp)
Date: 2012-08-11 07:46
Subject: Comm's Direction
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Tags:comm business
It's come to my attention that our comm seems to be wallowing in a bit of stagnant water.  I've been contemplating what we can do to hopefully inspire more writing and have come up with a few ideas:

One of my past considerations has been opening the comm to all Disney fandoms, but I fear that I would definitely steer us away from our Pirates theme.  For that reason, I am striking that idea, but I do plan on soon opening a Disney comm.  That does still leave us

a few other options.

For one, we could open the comm to all things Pirates.  This would include Pirate AUs for fandoms that aren't normally centered on Pirates, like Kitty's swashbuckling adventures in the early pages of the X-Men, Age of Apocalypse Kurt and Mystique, or throwing the Harry Potter students or Buffy's Scooby Gang into a Pirate world, as well as other Pirate shows and movies, like The Pirate Movie, Pirates of Penzanze, and The Pirates of Dark Water, and Pirates within fandoms that aren't generally Pirate themed, like Captain Hook from Peter Pan and the Pirates from ReBoot.

Another option would be to welcome all characters from those wonderfully talented actors and actresses who have been in Pirates of the Caribbean, like Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, and Kiera Knightly.

Of course, we could always kill the comm, but who wants to do that?  :-)

I am also open to other ideas.  If you'd like to suggest something else, just drop a reply here, but for now, I'm going to run a poll on our two main ideas to see which one is preferred.  The poll is anonymous, will close on Tuesday, and may become implemented with our next challenge.

Poll #1859423 What do you want to do with the comm?
This poll is closed.

What do you want to do with the comm?

Leave it as is.
Include all Pirate fandoms and characters.
Include all characters played by PotC actors/actresses.
Close it.
I don't care.

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pearlseed: ElleDi
User: pearlseed
Date: 2012-08-12 18:44 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Hey cutie gal! Same boat different bay. I'm going to continue to read and write, I like the spot I'm in mostly. I want happy endings. I want all the capable writers to continue to write forever or until I pass from this earth...Yes I'm just about as spoiled as any human I've ever met! I guess we just keep on keeping on...

I've been working on some of your prompts, just real is rearing its ugly and I've been trapped in a relative "dig" situation. I've lived here for almost 40 years...got a pile of junk in my yard that the city seems to think I ought to deal with more effectively. I pretty much broke them of grumping about my non-traditional (non-grass, non-neat "lawn") front yard since I qualified for my TX parks and wildlife wildscape sticker. The owner of the house next door, even though he doesn't live there (duplex rental) is a bit of a more traditional human and seems to think he has privilege to dictate how I will live my yard...turf wars in way sTX, lol, you gotta laugh or buy a gun I suppose. Me, I got a wrist rocket (really fine slingshot with medical tubing) and I practise! lol. I'm probably the most non confrontational person I ever met. I will speak up if necessary, but generally speaking, I'm more of the Amish way, just shunning someone who is rude to me. Like if they would even notice....lol. Let me know if you can think of something to keep us a'float. Love you and thank you for all your hard work. Oh...go look at the one sentence stories from the picture prompts... there's some really good ones!
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Pirates Sparrow & Turner: OrliDepp
User: orlidepp
Date: 2012-08-12 21:53 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
*blink* Cutie gal??

Regardless, I do agree good stories with happy endings do spoil us nicely, and I definitely want them to keep coming and our writers to keep writing. :-) I just wish we could get a little more activity. It may sound a tad selfish, but for the last couple of months, I've been the only one to post anything. I even refrained from writing for the challenge to see if maybe people were getting tired of my Wick stories and, if I didn't post, somebody else might. Still no luck. I do understand about being busy, though, more than some and know how crazy real life can be.

You know, one would think that people would live some one alone after they've lived in the same place for 40 years. It's your home, your territory. They need to bugger off and leave ye be, but sadly, people have no respect any longer for the most part and think they can rule over everybody around them.

So far, the poll seems to be leaning towards leaving the comm the way it is, but in all honesty, I have problems with that because I don't see how leaving it the same is going to get us anywhere when we've been stalling in the water for so long. I really think either adding in more Pirate fandoms or more of our boys' and girls' fandoms would help but am loathe to make the decision myself. We shall see, though, and if the poll remains with the majority voting that we leave the comm the same way, I make leave it that way for another month and, if nothing picks up, either do one or both of the other choices with adding more fandoms into the mix.

What picture prompts?
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pearlseed: eyes
User: pearlseed
Date: 2012-08-13 16:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Sorry about the c.g. '8-DD It's kinda a generic non-gender specific pet name, doodle bug, lady bug, chickadee, pea-squad-a-ley. Also Yankee dime, which is a hug and a kiss. When I turned 30 I decided I didn't have to explain my actions to anyone so there Ha. Don't know if that was the right tack to take, but I decided and seems to work. I understand from the city's point of view, there are folks here in my city who create de facto junk yards...I'm not much for dead washing machines on the front porch, lol. Just is, and besides, truth known, it's harder on this gentleman to be so rigid than it is on me to be me. lol

Now to the big news... the picture prompts are under the picture recs on Black Pearl Sails. Miz A, I've got to learn to spell the handle... has found an art site. She posted some of her faves and then a bit back we used the art work to make one sentence stories. I got off on the whole deal--please do not ask why, I've not a cloue. She had posted one shot of a painting someone did, the Pearl during a bad storm. I had written way back a story about Pearl in a storm. Seemed to fit. She's connecting the dots so to speak. I love the postings becos I love art, just don't follow up much. Like my IPOD, I got 200 songs on and then I just haven't made the effort any further. Oh, well. So, go to BPS and find the picture recs post--hell won't be hard...it's some of the only in August archives...I know what you mean about being the only poster. I feel badly that it's just my doings, but I like the practise of playing with words. I need to keep my brain agile...love Pearl
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