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The Fishy Call Follow-Up Summary

Way back at the beginning of August, I opened a prompt call on fishing!

Since then I have written, well, a number of stories to the prompts provided.

If you would like another continuation of any of these – a) see the Want More; currently three people are owed continuations; b) get the comments up! The current goal is 9 – the first two posts (original or continuation) to get to nine total comments (or, say, 14 or 16 or 18 if they’ve already had one continuation written, i.e., 9 more than the first continuation cost) – will get a continuation.

The *️⃣ marks stories who have gotten a continuation.

The Stories So Far

Clean…?  The plant offered clean energy.  Cleaner might’ve been more accurate.  The fish living downstream of the runoff might’ve said something different entirely.   This is set in the universe/city/power plant featured in Saving the Cult (If not the World), a ‘verse tagged Organization.
5️⃣*️⃣comments

Cleaning Up – The problem begins Austin not understanding what’s going on with the plant.  Then it gets worse.
4️⃣ comments

Seek And…?  Long long ago, I began a story about a woman lost in a blizzard and ending up in a different world. This story peeks in on her life, as she fishes for answers and is caught in turn.
2️⃣comments

Fresh Fish  The city of Scheffenon, on the North Sea high on the edges of the Empire, is known for many things.  But one thing that it is not known for – at least in modern times – is fish, or at least fish pulled from the North Sea.  They do not fish, not as such, on the North Sea. (Things Unspoken ‘verse)
🔟*️⃣comments

The Freshest Fish – Eliška goes fishing for information about the fish in the North Sea.  She finds mostly more questions – and some gods to fish for, as well.
4️⃣ comments

Unplumbed Depths – Fishing in Minecraft can get you some strange results.  This fictional view of the fishing strips out a lot of the blockier elements but does leave a fishing pole with, perhaps, a little too much Luck enchanted into it.
5️⃣*️⃣comments

(In the Depths coming soon)

…A Break…? – Jess works security at The Facility, a place where science which nobody calls mad (in the hearing of the scientists) is perpetrated.  It’s a really good job.  But sometimes, your friend up in the top end of things asks for a favor…
8️⃣*️⃣comments

Breaking Out – Jess didn’t think she’d find herself saying okay, next year, we’ll…  with these interns, but then again, she didn’t expect to feel so protective of them, either.
1️⃣ comment

The Night Fishers – they only fished at day.  Murph was about to find out why.
4️⃣comments

Fishing Day – She should’ve done something better with the body, but it was her fishing day, and she didn’t want to be interrupted.
7️⃣*️⃣comments

Biting – She needed this fishing day.  On the other hand, the police were far too worried about this body…
1️⃣ comment

Fountain Fishing – There’s nothing alive in this abandoned mall except Abby, Liv, and the fish in the fountain. Not even a protein bar.  So going fishing seemed like the reasonable idea, right?
5️⃣*️⃣comments

Robotic – How do you get away from a robot?  Abby and Liv had tried any number of things in the neverending Mall On Infinite Earths.  This time, they find something that seems to work…
1️⃣ comment

 

 

The Great August Rebloggening Challenge: Week 5 Check In

Home Site housekeeping Challenge

Hello Again! It’s time to check in on the Home Site Housekeeping Challenge!

And last week (Despite a blood test, a drive for a blood test that didn’t happen, an xray, an EKG, and … probably something else?) was pretty decent for me in the Home Site House-Keeping field!

So let’s see. I’m still in the process of putting up a new wiki, because nothing is ever easy, /woe, but I got several posts up on Patreon and on my blog here (even if three of the Patreon posts were the same Map of Cya’s Campground). Continue reading

The Fishy Call – a Follow Up!

Hello my friends!

I am about to start working on the third story with enough comments – Fountain Fishing– but there are a few that need one more comment. (edited to add:I was wrong! Clean also has five comments.  But still all the below will stand)

And, okay, I’m gonna be honest. It’s been a kinda bad few weeks for me. I could use lots of comments.  Well, as long as they’re not super negative, or super confusing :-/

So!  If you want me to write more of these fish stories, and you want to perk me up, the first one of these to get to five comments will get a story!  And then after that, the first to get to seven and the first to get to nine (although in the first round, we did it backwards, got a nine, then a 7, then a 5…)

Unplumbed Depths – Fishing in Minecraft can get you some strange results.  This fictional view of the fishing strips out a lot of the blockier elements but does leave a fishing pole with, perhaps, a little too much Luck enchanted into it.
5️⃣ comments!

…A Break…? – Jess works security at The Facility, a place where science which nobody calls mad (in the hearing of the scientists) is perpetrated.  It’s a really good job.  But sometimes, your friend up in the top end of things asks for a favor…
7️⃣ comments!

The Night Fishers – they only fished at day.  Murph was about to find out why.
4️⃣ comments

Bonus round!  Want to leave a lot of comments, or get in a whole bunch of people to comment (eeee, make my week!), get this one up to 5+ comments.

Seek And…?  Long long ago, I began a story about a woman lost in a blizzard and ending up in a different world. This story peeks in on her life, as she fishes for answers and is caught in turn.
2️⃣ comments

Sorry, but only comments in the blog count – it’s too hard to track down mastodon/twitter/tumblr/discord comments and keep count.

The Great August Rebloggening Challenge: Week 4 Check In

Home Site housekeeping Challenge

Hello, my friends!

Well, as seems to happen to me, when I go about wanting to do something for a month, life decides to have other plans.

That is, I’ve been sick for 2+ weeks and have done… nothing or nearly nothing on the Home Site Housekeeping Challenge since the end of the August 8-14th week.

So I, at least, am going to continue this for three weeks of September, in hopes of getting into a habit I can keep up when I’m more healthy.

How’s everyone else been doing?

Do you have a more comprehensible About page or more posts on your front page? Have you scheduled some posts or cleaned up some documentation?

Documentation!

That’s going to be the theme for this week, gods above and below help me.

What sort of setting documentation do you have, if you need any? (If you do blog posts, do you have an index or tags for specific topics?)_

What do you need?

I challenge you – and me – to come up with one documentation you need this week, and to add it.

I’m also challenging my readers to come up with one documentation I need, and to mention it.

Bonus points if you can help me sort out what it is that I need 😉

Suggestions/Ideas:

Timeline
Family Tree
Map
List of Titles or Title-holders
Character Descriptions
List of Laws
List of Magic Types or Magic Spells
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Reference links/posts
Glossary
Description of Terms used

How did your Rebloggening Month go? Are you going to keep going into September?

Cheers, friends!

The Great August Rebloggening Challenge: Week 2 Check In

Home Site housekeeping Challenge

The Home Site Housekeeping Challenge has been going for two weeks now (And a bit, oops)

How’s your home site going?  Anything new and shiny?

Did you reach your goal this week? Did you change your goal this week?

Did you learn anything about your site?

Did you do the daily challenge?

What are your goals for next week?

~*~~*~

A daily challenge for Monday: Find something either on your front page or your menu that you haven’t touched in a long time.

Does it still need to be there?  If not, delete it.

Does it need to be updated instead? Weekly challenge then!  Take a week and clean it up!

~**~**~

My turn for a check-in:

I got at least three things posted to the blog and the same to Patreon.  I got one session posted of Thimbleful, one month of Patreon Xposts, an addition to my Landing Page Landing Page, and worked on my Current Projects page, courtesy Kelkyag 😉

I also did the daily challenge I put up last week – I checked up my contact me page (It’s still up to date) and my Serial Fiction page (which needed some work)

So:

Goal – 11

Done – 12

missed: nada! OTOH, this was closer to the bare minimum.

How’d you do?

Also: You can join in at any time!  Any number of “Things” per week is a good goal!

The Great August Rebloggening Challenge: Week 1 Check In

home site housekeeping

The Home Site Housekeeping Challenge has been going for a week!

How’s your home site going?

Did you reach your goal this week?

Did you learn anything about your site?

What are your goals for next week?

~*~~*~

I have a daily challenge for us for the weekend! This one comes courtesy of Kunama, thank you!

(I am open to all sorts of options for challenges)

Add (or delete or move) something relevant to your “where to find my works” or “contact” page

~**~**~

My turn for a check-in:

Well, because of the Fishing Call, I posted 13 things on my blog (I ran out of room in my little sticker page!), so I blew through my 11-things goal and my 3-LTA-posts goal!

I got 4 posts on Patreon (one over that goal) annnnd… that’s almost it.

I did ONE session (two posts) of scheduling on ThimblefulThursday. (this entails: picking an idiom for the next letter of the alphabet, making sure I haven’t already done that one, making a little canva graphic, and then making the post).

Iron Curtain - write 500 words

oh oh!  I also changed my comments nesting to the max WordPress allows and I changed the user avatars to Letter-in-a-circle so they are a little bit distinctive. I disabled Gravatar, so let me know if that bothers you. I also made some avatars if I come up with a way to have WordPress randomly assign icons per post.

And I added another task to my list: a page of Summaries of My Works (i.e., that list of tell me what to write now)

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So:

Goal – 11

Done – 21

missed: Patreon xposts, Landing Page, Long Form Works page, Posting a weekly or Daily challenge.

How’d you do?

Also: You can join in at any time!  Any number of “Things” per week is a good goal!

Day three of the Fish Call!

Good morning!  It’s early in the morning and I’m not leaving my parents’ house (Where I have been doggo-sitting and using their wifi) until at least 2 in the afternoon, aiming for about 3:#0

Which means I still have hours to go of writing (there’s a zoom conference, a shower, repacking, and cleaning up everything in there too, but more or less, hours of writing (and a little minecrafting) – and you still have hours to prompt – or to comment!  C’mon guys, Kelkyag is carrying all the weight here!  And I will remind you that the first two posts to reach five reader comments (then the first to reach 7, and so on) will get a continuation/sequel written.

I’m dying to use this image.

comments: 9

but so far mostly it’s

comments: 1

 

My Prompt Call is open here – http://www.lynthornealder.com/2020/08/04/summertime-prompt-call-gone-fishin/ – and I’m hoping for many more prompts!

Written Yesterday:

Clean…?  The plant offered clean energy.  Cleaner might’ve been more accurate.  The fish living downstream of the runoff might’ve said something different entirely.   This is set in the universe/city/power plant featured in Saving the Cult (If not the World), a ‘verse tagged Organization.

Seek And…?  Long long ago, I began a story about a woman lost in a blizzard and ending up in a different world. This story peeks in on her life, as she fishes for answers and is caught in turn.

Fresh Fish  The city of Scheffenon, on the North Sea high on the edges of the Empire, is known for many things.  But one thing that it is not known for – at least in modern times – is fish, or at least fish pulled from the North Sea.  They do not fish, not as such, on the North Sea. (Things Unspoken ‘verse)

 

Written Wednesday:

Unplumbed Depths – Fishing in Minecraft can get you some strange results.  This fictional view of the fishing strips out a lot of the blockier elements but does leave a fishing pole with, perhaps, a little too much Luck enchanted into it.

…A Break…? – Jess works security at The Facility, a place where science which nobody calls mad (in the hearing of the scientists) is perpetrated.  It’s a really good job.  But sometimes, your friend up in the top end of things asks for a favor…

Want More?

So you think it’s great I’m doing a prompt call, but you want a little more from my stories this time.

How do you get more words?

There’s a few ways!

a) Get someone else to prompt!  New eyes are my friends.

b) Comment (a substantive comment: more than i like this, though essays are not required.  Telling me something you liked is a good way to do this!) The first two stories to get 5+ comments (And then the first 2 to get 7+ and so on…) will get an extension.

c) Tell me to write something else.  I know it’s counter-intuitive, but if you pick something from the list below  (one thing, or, if the thing is non-writing, one non-writing and one writing thing), I will also write an extension to the story of your choice, or a second prompt.

(Shown with the date last worked on)

Things with 💾, 🎨 or 🚶‍♀️ are non-writing

Patreon Xposts 💾 18-Apr
Spoonflower 🎨 11-May
Story for B 22-Jun
Commission  22-Jun
Landing Page Landing Page 💾 24-Jun
sort files 💾 2-Jul
Nano Mine 2-Jul
Owed A Life  6-Jul
Mine Book 9-Jul
post something 💾 17-Jul
Cyyaaa 21-Jul
mm werewoif 22-Jul
F.I.B. M.A.D. 22-Jul
TootFic 25-Jul
8 Page Lease 28-Jul
sort files 💾 28-Jul
Painting the Prison 29-Jul
Helpers 30-Jul
Castiel SoulMark 30-Jul
Map 🎨 30-Jul
Just Stake Angel 31-Jul
Blog Post 1-Aug
The Bellamy  1-Aug
Inherited 3-Aug

Muzzled 4-Aug
Saving the Cult 4-Aug
Streeetch 🚶‍♀️ 5-Aug
r/writingprompts 5-Aug
Nathaen 5-Aug
Purchase Negotiation 5-Aug
Prompt Call 5-Aug
Thimbleful Posts💾 5-Aug
Patreon  6-Aug
Beers and Summer 7-Aug