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February 3, 2013


First Prompts! This is later than I had wanted to start, but that's okay! (Right?) Because they are here now. I like using different formats for prompts, because... Inspiration can come from anywhere. As much as you may have already heard that and hated it in your blocks, like I have hahah.

A couple things to start! When submitting to our Prompts folder, please, in your artist's comments, link back here and tell us which prompt prompted you! And I know it is obvious, but no old deviations. It happens. We will notice, even if it happens to have something to do with our prompts. Thank you!


:bulletgreen: An abstract photo you can really make your own image out of.…

:bulletred: A beautiful photo, "The soft light, warm colors and the models comfortable body language makes you feel welcomed into the image while the stark contrast of the barbed fence challenges this invitation," because I really cannot say it any better.…

:bulletgreen: A charming old man.


:bulletblue: "Control thy passions, lest they take vengeance on thee," Epictetus

:bulletyellow: Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win," Stephen King

:bulletblue: "I usually start with a repulsive character and go on from there," Chester Gould.

There are a few different versions of where this quote came from, but this is my favourite. This quote is from A.J. Jacobs, The Know-it-All, a man who tries to become the smartest man on earth by reading all of the Encyclopedia Britannica.

:bulletyellow: “Did you hear about the middle Eastern potentate?" he asked me. "This potentate called a meeting of the wise men in the kingdom, and said, "I want you to gather all the world's knowledge together in one place so that my sons can read it and learn."The wise men went off, and after year, they came back with twenty-five volumes of knowledge. This potentate looked at it and he said, "No. It's too long. Make it shorter." So the wise men went off for another year. When they came back, they gave the potentate a piece of paper with one sentence on it. A single sentence. You know what the sentence was?"
Bob looked at me. I shook my head.
"The sentence was: "This too shall pass."
Bob paused, let it sink in: "I heard that when I was very young and it has always stuck with me.”

I don't know that this will inspire anyone to write, but I wanted to share it regardless, for it has always stuck with me as well.


:bulletblack: Who hasn't had their issues with Time?… by snakeman1

:bulletpurple: From our very own angelenroute! I like his message and I like his poem, although I do not necessarily think they go together.…

:bulletblack: & RiseandBe who has a crazy gallery. I picked this one because it was the last one I read and the third one I picked. There is just so many.

:bulletpurple: Lots of fun by Nightshade03


:bulletred: Hans Zimmer - Time…

:bulletgreen: Another instrumental, which are think are best for writing. Nara by E.S.Posthumus…

Well I hope that something here inspired you! Feel free to suggest in the comments.
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Renval Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm confused, do we post a link to the work in the comments? Or how do we submit our work from the prompts?
The same way you do other deviations, just to our "Prompts" folder
Renval Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Okay, don't know what happened; previously I was unable to do so, but it's fixed now!
RiseandBe Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart: For including my poem.
Also, this is really awesome! A great compilation, to be sure.
Awe thank you! I'm pleased you think so
RiseandBe Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
MagpieMcGiggles Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a little confused. Do we have to pick from the samples you've provided or something we find?
The examples provided
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