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Thoughtless7

This game has ALWAYS been fun for me. XD Basically, people will give out little prompt ideas that can jog a lil plot bunny out of a few of us, and everyone contributes! :D Take any suggestions, leave any, what have you-- have fun~!

Taking: I have none to take, of course, being the first poster. XD

Giving: "Did you get that thing I sent you?"

It was surprising how many things in his wardrobe matched his new kilt.

"I know what you're thinking, but it's not true."

"How many licks does it take...?"

My first memory involved a car, a puppy, and a rubber duck.

"Please, just one more glass?"

He doesn't come home anymore.

If you don't understand, here are some examples: http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/node/3028856

11/5/2008 . Edited by The Scarlet Sky, 11/7/2008 #1
sugarapplesweet

I'm strangely intrigued... This does sound like a lot of fun, though, so I think I'll jump in if no one minds. X3

Taking: "How many licks does it take...?" (Because that's just begging for someone to come up with an insane story!)

Giving: As the smoke curled from the end of the gun barrel...

Some things are better left unsaid.

Ask yourself if this: What if those whom we deem insane are truly the most intelligent of us all?

Definition of an awkward moment? One you wished never happened.

...knowing that you lied straight-faced while I cried.

How does it feel when the girl next to you...

All my friends have a ring on their finger.

Anyway, my coffee's gettin' cold...

11/6/2008 #2
Mage the Observer

Mage Approved! This is a very nice idea, I just didn't have a reason to post here until now.

See, I saw one of these prompts, and it hit me. The perfect opening for my next bit of story. I raised my hands in the air, cried out INSPIRATION! in the proper dramatic tone, and then tried to find some prompts to add.

Anyway, Taking: Ask yourself this: What if those whom we deem insane are truly the most intelligent of us all?

Giving: They don't make things like they used to.

No one made a fool of him like that and got away with it.

No one has heard from him since.

And the winner is...

He then shook his head and laughed at his own stupidity.

11/7/2008 #3
Rozewater

Waaaait... Let me try to get this straight. So when we take a prompt, we write a fic on it. Then do we post the story or chapter it helped, or is that optional?

And can we take previously given prompts or do we have to take one from the last poster?

11/7/2008 #4
Thoughtless7

You can take any you want, and optional. :3

Giving: "Procrastinating implies that I'd actually get around to doing it."

"Why didn't you tell me...?"

11/7/2008 #5
Mage the Observer

And I don't think that you really need to write a whole fic on one prompt, although if you can post where you put them it'd probably be nice. What I'm currently working on isn't fanfiction though, so it's kinda out of the question for me.

11/7/2008 #6
1672033

Man, I'm going to be using a lot of these prompts, I'm sure. They're all interesting.

Taken: All my friends have a ring on their finger.

Given: This is going all wrong.

"I don't want your pity!" She fumbled with her clothing.

S/he felt as though they could fly-- but that, of course, was short lived.

11/9/2008 #7
Kuruk

Very nice idea. :D

Taken: He doesn't come home any more.

Given: "Yes, I'm free," she purred, fiddling with her wedding ring.

How do we get so mean?

"How much?"

11/10/2008 #8
DoubleKK

Baha, after taking about twenty minutes to figure out how to do this, I'm gonna actually participate. XD

Taking: Definition of an awkward moment? One you wished never happened.

Giving: Well, I'm never trying that again.

Why do these things always happen to me?

Why so serious?

Hell has no furry like a woman scorned.

11/10/2008 #9
high improbability

Nice idea!

Taking: Well, I'm never trying that again.

Giving: Her hands flew to her mouth as she realized the horrible mistake she had just committed...

"He loves me, he loves me not..."

BOOM!!!

Why does she always do this to me?!

"Is it me, or am I getting dumber by the moment?"

Ooh! Cool!!! *pokes with a stick*

~

11/11/2008 #10
Thoughtless7

Yay, a liked idea! XD I like it too...but that's cuz it's not mine. X3

Taking: Why does she always do this to me?!

Giving: "If you're here, and she's there, then..."

"But if we go by your theory, then that means I'm dead."

"Oh," he piped up just as he was about to exit, "just one more thing."

The Sprites all nodded to themselves, drinking their tea.

"They couldn't shoot an elephant at this dist--"

11/11/2008 . Edited 11/11/2008 #11
autumnsdark

Sounds like funn~

Taking - Some things are better left unsaid.

Giving - It was like waiting for a storm to rise.

It's four in the morning and I'm standing by your door.

"That was a rather disturbing display of affection."

"...it's too close, get it away!"

Her bloodshot eyes looked ready to kill.

Of course, the bucket of water had to spill on her of all people.

He'd never admit it, but sometimes he still thought about what could have been.

11/14/2008 #12
The Scarlet Sky

TAKING: He'd never admit it, but sometimes he still thought about what could have been.

Giving: Her voice was like music: a refrain that went on, and on, and continued to nag in my ears even when I couldn't remember the words.

They were exactly why she stopped dating: books.

"Sometimes I think you need a life."

Maybe if she would just talk more and think less, her boyfriend wouldn't be ignoring her again.

"I feel so cut-off without facebook--how will my family know I'm ignoring them if I can't even sign on out here?!"

11/14/2008 #13
DoubleKK

OMG. I have to take this one XD.

Taking: "I feel so cut-off without facebook--how will my family know I'm ignoring them if I can't even sign on out here?!"

Giving: I felt like I was isolated from the world around me - all my focus was on him, and nothing else.

How exactly did that end up in here??

I hate to break it to you, but....

11/14/2008 #14
Ultra Drama Queen

XD this looks like so much fun! I'm sooooo going to try this!

Taking: "That was a rather disturbing display of affection."

Giving: "Who am I?"

"How could you do such a thing?!?"

I was never the same after that moment.

I couldn't believe what I was hearing.

"NOOO! DON'T DO IT!"

A piercing scream filled the air.

11/15/2008 #15
Thoughtless7

Taking: Her bloodshot eyes looked ready to kill.

Giving: "This isn't in the manual!!"

"Are you sure you know how to do this?"

11/22/2008 #16
Mage the Observer

Giving: Just right now, he didn't care if it killed him. Death would be a welcome improvement.

11/22/2008 #17
Rozewater

Taking:"But if we go by your theory, then that means I'm dead."

Giving:You've seduced yourself in your own self worship.

There was a time when she would.

11/28/2008 . Edited 8/12/2011 #18
Mage the Observer

Giving: I'm not a bad person just because I enjoy playing the villain, am I?

12/17/2008 #19
sugarapplesweet

Taking: It was like waiting for a storm to rise.

Giving: "After thirty, a body has a mind of his own." -Beth Midler

It was empty...

She had always been beautiful. Always. That is until...

He never really knew her...

9/14/2009 #20
Let Love In

Sooo this forum topic is kind of dead but I think it's a really good idea, I will try and start it up again! (I'm not going to take one because I'm already working on like, four stories right now, eeeeek)

Giving: You're a disgrace to the concept of family.

"Wait, you took a picture?"

Every man has a Muffy. ( - - insert different name here, if you please)

I've got a bad feeling about the new mayor.

He didn't look saintly, or peaceful. He didn't look like anyone I had ever known, and I don't know why I'm here.

You'd think I'd be used to it after all these years.

And when the rain pelts his second-story window like tennis balls, he can't help but remember...

She laughed while looking away so I wouldn't see the tears escaping.

"Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight." - Ben Franklin

"The most beautiful thing about the desert is that somewhere it hides a well."

That's all I have for now!

10/16/2009 #21
vesperaxx

Sounds like fun!! I'm in. :)

Taking: She laughed while looking away so I wouldn't see the tears escaping.

Giving: Weak. Obnxious. Ugly. That's how I used to see him. But now...

Why is everyone so shocked? I thought this would happen from the start.

Gill was annoyed. Was he easily annoyed? Yes. But not about matters like this. Not when it came to the opposite gender. (Feel free to use another character)

11/29/2009 #22
sugarapplesweet

Taking: It's four in the morning, and I'm standing by your door.

Giving: "Just because I know how to do this, it doesn't mean I'm any good at it!"

And just why did I do it? Hell if I know.

"Who could it possibly be at this hour?"

9/24/2010 . Edited 9/24/2010 #23
SweetieLove

Taking: "Just because I know how to do this, it doesn't mean I'm any good at it!"

Giving: "Dude, you're spacing out again."

We should really stop believeing in happily ever after. Trust me, I know.

I always feel like we have some sort of special bond between us. Except when you're with her.

Why do pretty girls think they're ugly and ugly girls think they're pretty?

That's all! ^_^

9/25/2010 #24
DivineJudgment

Hmm, this is kinda interesting!!

Taking: ...knowing that you lied straight-faced while I cried.

Giving: Have you ever wished on a shooting star?

My wildest dreams will come true- without you.

No one lives happily ever after any more.

Never keep a goddess waiting.

9/30/2010 #25
Fading Butterfly Wings

Taking: No one lives happily ever after anymore.

Giving: (can be written in any POV you choose)

-Once you catch up to your dreams, corner them so they have no chance of escape.

-There's a big difference between a dork and a dork with confidence in his/herself.

-"You know, sticking the word 'adventure' in something doesn't always make it better."

-It should be against the law to not have Aloe in your household.

-I love the casual conversations dentists have with each other while drilling a hole in your mouth.

Baha, I knew all those random Notes I made on my iTouch would come in handy someday. :D

10/9/2010 #26
imgone.imgone

Taking: Once you catch up to your dreams, corner them so they have no chance of escape.

Giving: (do what you want with them)

-"Why...am I on your..."to do" list?"

-Some days, it's just so gloomy it makes me want to cry. But then I remember how much the loved gloomy days.

-I thought a single slap in the face was too cliched, so I punched him instead.

1/7/2011 #27
faces sunward

giving;; "a perfect rainbow in hell"

"once upon a december"

"her eyes believed in mysteries"

"this is how we say goodbye"

1/8/2011 #28
sparkle.strawberrystar

Taking: We should really stop believeing in happily ever after. Trust me, I know.

Giving: -It is sad when someone dies young and doesn't get to live the rest of their what-should've-been-wonderful life. But it's more sad to have your life taken away from you without a single warning.

-The classroom was a mess. There were papers everywhere, books scattered on the floor, and most terrifying of all...(XP)

-Cakes and cookies and cupcakes and donuts were usually my type of thing, but that day was not my type of day.

-"There are...just too many...MONKEYS!"

-I hoped we would catch something, but we both knew it was false hope-we were fishing in puddles.

1/14/2011 #29
thehistorygeek

Taking: It is sad when someone dies young and doesn't get to live the rest of their what-should've-been-wonderful life. But it's more sad to have your life taken away from you without a single warning.

Giving: ~Oh, no... Not again.

~Muhahahaha! Ahhhhh crap...

~I used to live a normal life, then I moved here.

~The killer is... the butler?

My brain is not working right now soooo... that's it :P

1/19/2011 #30
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