Day Two--Mercurial Monday!
For Mercurial Monday, we offer B2MeM participants the choice of two prompts. Participants may choose whichever they prefer. In addition, the second prompt may be used in place of any other prompt in the challenge!
Are you an adventurous person? Think or write briefly about the greatest adventure in your life.
Write a story, poem or create an artwork where the characters share an unexpected adventure.
What are your limits? What some things that you can't do? Won't do? Write down at least two of each and consider how you discovered these limits.
Write a story, poem or create an artwork where a character discovers his or her limits, manages to respect his or her limits, or is pushed over his or her limits.
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Today marks the halfway point of Back to Middle-earth Month. I was going to leave my acknowledgments till the end of the month, but I expect that by then a lot of us will be either reading the oodles of stories posted or sleeping off having written thirty-one of them, and I absolutely do not want the work of those who made this event possible to go unacknowledged.
A lot of people have remarked to me that they like the prompts and have found them inspiring or intriguing or fun to write. Gratitude for the prompts goes to my co-moderators Rhapsody and Angelica, who created the vast majority of them. I still don't know how they found or dreamed up some of the stuff that they did, but I'm very thankful for their insightful, thought-provoking, and sometimes quirky imaginations!
I had the wild idea, when first planning this project, that it would be really cool to have a different icon to go with each day's prompt. However, it was just that: a wild idea. We didn't have much time, and the amount of effort it would take to create thirty-one icons from scratch was more than I could spend. Oshun and Rhapsody are to thank for the gorgeous icons and banners that we have been able to offer participants. Thank you both for your effort and for sharing your talent with us!
And thanks to all who have promoted B2MeM on their own groups and communities. I know the LotR Genfic Community is with us, with special thanks to Dreamflower for making that possible, and that Nath saw to getting announcements posted on HASA. I know that other groups and individuals have gotten the word out as well, and I thank you. You all are the reason that we have had such a massive and diverse response to this year's project so far.
Finally, to everyone who is creating responses or who plans to create responses--thank you. This project has exceeded our wildest imaginings when we first started planning it in January, and the work I've seen so far has been nothing short of amazing.
Here's to the second half of B2MeM being as much fun as the first! :)
Finally, the daily reminders: Entries are being collected here (as are old prompts). To have your work added to the list, leave a comment on the relevant LJ entry, or email me at DawnFelagund AT gmail DOT com. (ETA: I haven't gotten all of today's new work added yet. I will finish it tomorrow, promise! :) Banners and icons for participants can be found here.