Thursday, February 27, 2014

Starbuck Meets All the Celebrities...

I love my neighborhood.  Lately, I've become highly critical of people who walk around staring into their phones and blasting music (or pretending to) through their ear buds.

Why?  Because you never know who you're going to meet.

This morning, for instance, my dog ran up to this guy:


He was out for a morning stroll, was in a bit of a bad mood, but let Starbuck lick his hand and even pet the needy bastard.

For those of you who don't know, that's Gary Cole, who played Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald in Fatal Vision and Andrew Klein (Ari Gold's partner) in Entourage.

Anyway... just saying... put your fucking phones away.  The world is passing you by.  Right, Starbuck?  Right???

Hmm... guess not.


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

RoM 05: Voting Closed

Voting is now closed for the 5th Annual "River of Mnemosyne."  The winner will be announced on February 26th!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

RoM 05: Voting

VOTING: "RIVER OF MNEMOSYNE"

The river has stopped flowing!  It's time to get out of the water and vote on your favorite entries.

In order, vote for your Top 3 in the comments.   Remember, you must have submitted a Muse 1 AND a Muse 2 in order to be able to vote.



You have through the 24th of February to vote.  The winner will be announced on the 26th.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

RoM 05-9: "Renaissance"

Patti is in the for the ninth and final Muse:

"RENAISSANCE"

This should be the ninth and final part of your overall entry.  Remember, there will not be a vote until all the Muses are in or we run out of time.

If you have no idea what's going on, check out the rules for February's challenge here: 5th Annual "River of Mnemosyne" Challenge.



*Don't forget to submit a Muse if you are one of the first EIGHT to link an entry. If you do not, your link will be deleted and you will have to re-link. Email JeffScape with your Muse!

Don't sign up until you've posted the entry on your site and link that entry directly (not your blog home page).  Post as soon as you're ready.

The complete list of Muses:
  • Muse 1: "If I Could See People's Fears"
  • Muse 2: "The Fallen Beginning"
  • Muse 3: "Alone Never Felt So Crowded"
  • Muse 4: "Psychosomatic Warfare"
  • Muse 5: "Children of Cronos"
  • Muse 6: "In Surreal Time"
  • Muse 7: "An Air of Evanescence"
  • Muse 8: "Running Blind in a House of Mirrors"
  • Muse 9: "Renaissance"

Monday, February 10, 2014

RoM 05-8: "Running Blind in a House of Mirrors"

The eighth Muse:

"RUNNING BLIND IN A HOUSE OF MIRRORS"

This should be the eighth part of your overall entry.  Remember, there will not be a vote until all the Muses are in or we run out of time.

If you have no idea what's going on, check out the rules for February's challenge here: 5th Annual "River of Mnemosyne" Challenge.



*Don't forget to submit a Muse if you are one of the first EIGHT to link an entry. If you do not, your link will be deleted and you will have to re-link. Email JeffScape with your Muse!

Don't sign up until you've posted the entry on your site and link that entry directly (not your blog home page).  Post as soon as you're ready.

The Muses so far:
  • Muse 1: "If I Could See People's Fears"
  • Muse 2: "The Fallen Beginning"
  • Muse 3: "Alone Never Felt So Crowded"
  • Muse 4: "Psychosomatic Warfare"
  • Muse 5: "Children of Cronos"
  • Muse 6: "In Surreal Time"
  • Muse 7: "An Air of Evanescence"
  • Muse 8: "Running Blind in a House of Mirrors"

Sunday, February 9, 2014

RoM 05-7: "An Air of Evanescence"

Baino is in for a third time!  The seventh Muse is:

"AN AIR OF EVANESCENCE"

This should be the seventh part of your overall entry.  Remember, there will not be a vote until all the Muses are in or we run out of time.

If you have no idea what's going on, check out the rules for February's challenge here: 5th Annual "River of Mnemosyne" Challenge.



*Don't forget to submit a Muse if you are one of the first EIGHT to link an entry. If you do not, your link will be deleted and you will have to re-link. Email JeffScape with your Muse!

Don't sign up until you've posted the entry on your site and link that entry directly (not your blog home page).  Post as soon as you're ready.

The Muses so far:
  • Muse 1: "If I Could See People's Fears"
  • Muse 2: "The Fallen Beginning"
  • Muse 3: "Alone Never Felt So Crowded"
  • Muse 4: "Psychosomatic Warfare"
  • Muse 5: "Children of Cronos"
  • Muse 6: "In Surreal Time"
  • Muse 7: "An Air of Evanescence"

Saturday, February 8, 2014

RoM 05-6: "In Surreal Time"

The sixth Muse:

"IN SURREAL TIME"

This should be the sixth part of your overall entry.  Remember, there will not be a vote until all the Muses are in or we run out of time.

If you have no idea what's going on, check out the rules for February's challenge here: 5th Annual "River of Mnemosyne" Challenge.



*Don't forget to submit a Muse if you are one of the first EIGHT to link an entry. If you do not, your link will be deleted and you will have to re-link. Email JeffScape with your Muse!

Don't sign up until you've posted the entry on your site and link that entry directly (not your blog home page).  Post as soon as you're ready.

The Muses so far:
  • Muse 1: "If I Could See People's Fears"
  • Muse 2: "The Fallen Beginning"
  • Muse 3: "Alone Never Felt So Crowded"
  • Muse 4: "Psychosomatic Warfare"
  • Muse 5: "Children of Cronos"
  • Muse 6: "In Surreal Time"

Friday, February 7, 2014

RoM 05-5: "Children of Cronos"

Baino is in again.  The fifth Muse is:

"CHILDREN OF CRONOS"

This should be the fifth part of your overall entry.  Remember, there will not be a vote until all the Muses are in or we run out of time.

If you have no idea what's going on, check out the rules for February's challenge here: 5th Annual "River of Mnemosyne" Challenge.



*Don't forget to submit a Muse if you are one of the first EIGHT to link an entry. If you do not, your link will be deleted and you will have to re-link. Email JeffScape with your Muse!

Don't sign up until you've posted the entry on your site and link that entry directly (not your blog home page).  Post as soon as you're ready.

The Muses so far:
  • Muse 1: "If I Could See People's Fears"
  • Muse 2: "The Fallen Beginning"
  • Muse 3: "Alone Never Felt So Crowded"
  • Muse 4: "Psychosomatic Warfare"
  • Muse 5: "Children of Cronos"

Thursday, February 6, 2014

RoM 05-4: "Psychosomatic Warfare"

And the fourth Muse is:

"PSYCHOSOMATIC WARFARE"

This should be the fourth part of your overall entry.  Remember, there will not be a vote until all the Muses are in or we run out of time.

And if you have no idea what's going on, check out the rules for February's challenge here: 5th Annual "River of Mnemosyne" Challenge.



*Don't forget to submit a Muse if you are one of the first EIGHT to link an entry. If you do not, your link will be deleted and you will have to re-link. Email JeffScape with your Muse!

Don't sign up until you've posted the entry on your site and link that entry directly (not your blog home page).  Post as soon as you're ready.

The Muses so far:
  • Muse 1: "If I Could See People's Fears"
  • Muse 2: "The Fallen Beginning"
  • Muse 3: "Alone Never Felt So Crowded"
  • Muse 4: "Psychosomatic Warfare"

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

RoM 05-3: "Alone Never Felt So Crowded"

Patti picks the third Muse, which is:

"ALONE NEVER FELT SO CROWDED"

This should be the third part of your overall entry.  Remember, there will not be a vote until all the Muses are in or we run out of time.

And if you have no idea what's going on, check out the rules for February's challenge here: 5th Annual "River of Mnemosyne" Challenge.



*Don't forget to submit a Muse if you are one of the first EIGHT to link an entry. If you do not, your link will be deleted and you will have to re-link. Email JeffScape with your Muse!

Don't sign up until you've posted the entry on your site and link that entry directly (not your blog home page).  Post as soon as you're ready.

The Muses so far:
  • Muse 1: "If I Could See People's Fears"
  • Muse 2: "The Fallen Beginning"
  • Muse 3: "Alone Never Felt So Crowded"

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

RoM 05-2: "The Fallen Beginning"

Baino picks the second Muse, which is:

"THE FALLEN BEGINNING"

This should be the second part of your overall entry.  Remember, there will not be a vote until all the Muses are in or we run out of time.

And if you have no idea what's going on, check out the rules for February's challenge here: 5th Annual "River of Mnemosyne" Challenge.



*Don't forget to submit a Muse if you are one of the first EIGHT to link an entry. If you do not, your link will be deleted and you will have to re-link. Email the admins (all of 'em) with your Muse!

Don't sign up until you've posted the entry on your site and link that entry directly (not your blog home page).  Post as soon as you're ready.

The Muses so far:
  • Muse 1: "If I Could See People's Fears"
  • Muse 2: "The Fallen Beginning"

Sunday, February 2, 2014

RoM 05-1: "If I Could See People's Fears"

We're officially back and we're going down the river... for a fifth time!

Cutting right to the chase, the first Muse is:

"IF I COULD SEE PEOPLE'S FEARS"

Don't forget that this is only the first part (hopefully) of your overall entry, and there will not be a vote until all the Muses are in or we run out of time.

And if you have no idea what's going on, check out the rules for February's challenge here: 5th Annual "River of Mnemosyne" Challenge.



*Don't forget to submit a Muse if you are one of the first EIGHT to link an entry. If you do not, your link will be deleted and you will have to re-link. Email the admins (all of 'em) with your Muse!

Don't sign up until you've posted the entry on your site and link that entry directly (not your blog home page). In the meantime, leave a comment and let us know you're game!

Post as soon as you're ready.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

5th Annual "River of Mnemosyne" Challenge

Announcing:

RIVER OF MNEMOSYNE, 2014

Welcome to the FIFTH ANNUAL "RIVER OF MNEMOSYNE" Challenge.  Please read these rules carefully.

The Challenge

1. For the challenge, you are creating a single overall work (in any format) that will encompass all of the posted Muses this month.  Each participant may only submit one (1) entry for the challenge. Basically, your first post is "Muse 1," your second post is "Muse 2," etc. There will be nine (9) designated Muses for a total of nine (9) chapters.

2. The goal is to tell a complete story (be it visual or written) through all nine Muses, but you can end your story at any time; after any Muse. To designate your ending, just write a big "The End" at the end of your final entry.

The Muses

3. The first Muse has been selected at random and your first entry will be based on that. The subsequent Muses will be chosen based on the fastest submissions. The first person to link an entry picks the first Muse. The second person to link an entry (any entry) picks the second Muse, and so on. In all likelihood, this means that the people who link in positions 1 through 9 on the link widget will pick the nine (9) Muses.
  • To submit a Muse, simply email the admins (their contact information is on the left sidebar) with the Muse.
  • New Muses will post at 12:00 AM, EST, the day after an admin receives the submitted Muse (no more than one Muse will post in a day).
4. Participants will link their blog entries using a link widget.  We will be using one widget for the entire exercise, so participants need to denote the chapter number of their specific entries each time they link.  Example:
  1. Johnny Fresh (Muse 1)
  2. Linda Linda (Muse 1)
  3. Johnny Fresh (Muse 2)
  4. Johnny Fresh (Muse 3)
  5. Linda Linda (Muse 2)
  6. Robert Radical (Muse 1)
  7. and so on...
5. Do not skip Muses or do them out of order.  Also, do not combine Muses into one post.

6. Other than that, do as much or as little as you'd like.  You can dictate your own pace; approach this at warp speed or just mosey along.  It doesn't matter how far along you are compared to how far along the other challengers are.  Your entries for the first Muse can be linked starting February 2nd.

The Vote

7. Voting begins on the 16th and you'll be voting for the participant's overall body of work. If you don't vote, you can't win.  Anyone who posts a "Muse 1" AND a "Muse 2" is allowed to vote, regardless if they continue on in the challenge.

8. In addition to normal voting, completing Muses 1 through 9 will add bonus points to your final vote tally (the value of the bonus points is based on the number of participants). 

9. The winner will be announced on February 26th.

Feel free to barrage me with questions and suggestions.