Created for GLovely’s CAS challenge #GLovelysQCC – Memory Lane theme where we could choose any of the past themes that we did not do or wanted to revisit. Since it is almost Thanksgiving I choose the Gratitude theme. Greetings and well wishes to you from me and my husband represented here.
the word of the week brought to you by Brennachan
Sunday’s flash fiction read was this one from @reflexfiction on Twitter click the pic to read it
Wheel spin both days drew the Edison Deck journal prompts.
The highlight this weekend is the three CAS submissions who will star in our
community created stories that are posted below.
Sims created by Elinor_Astrid, divanthesimmer, and Onyeka001 – find them in the gallery #minraedminis
SPECIAL NOTE – the little “horses” were created by Pugowned 🙂
And last but not least here are three videos that came up in discussion, just for fun.
I highly recommend reading The Fool and The Frog to learn about Salien’s parents and their species.
I was very much inspired by the two days in my Twitch stream where we discussed many variations of the HOT theme. Also… you have to know about these amazing pets meticulously hand painted by Pugowned.
So this is what happened this week…
“Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is.” — Anonymous
I really wanted to watch this together on stream today. In an elective media class I took in University we watched Blade Runner literally frame by frame. My favourite theme that I focused on was that of photographs. This scene stuck with me all of these years later.
Photography is woven into my world view. Photos and the art of taking them, has layers of meaning for me. One that I often encourage is to take a photo each day. It can be anything. Looking at the world around you with meaning and mindfulness is enriching. In my opinion.
Shout out for this simtographer on Simstagram that always catches my eye. They use reshade to get their look, and give us the additional tip to “learn how to work with the light”. Check them out. https://www.instagram.com/ simnematography_gj/
Learn a new word and something about photography. This isn’t technically a true vertorama, but it has that up and down imagery vs the side to side of a panorama.
I didn’t end up taking many photos here, but I used it to show some camera tricks. RGR makes some great lots for story set designs though so be sure to check them out.
We were exploring some different camera tips and techniques today and captured a few story-worthy photos.
Below: Today’s story prompt image shared by Oneyka001
Today’s stream was inspired by this fantastic instagram page. Check them out!
Write for 5 minutes anything that this image sparks in your imagination.
We created photo collages today inspired by the Nothing is Ordinary Instagram above
and last but not least, thank you all for another great stream day. Here is your parting words of inspiration from the Happy Day box.
Let your heart soar. Have a great week.
Next week’s theme Alleyways. HERE
Below is an example for inspiration.
Peapod created a fabulous little art class and took this photo.
A few list prompts to get you thinking about academic themes and get ideas for writing: The idea of lists is to start to focus on a theme and look for what sparks your writer’s imagination.
List things you would like to learn about or learn to do
List things that you are proud of yourself for having learned
List your favourite subjects or things you learned in school
List stories, movies, series’ that are about or set in a school setting
Today’s wheel spin rolls…
And a bonus colouring page that you can print. It goes with the Unicorns bit above…
If you do colour it then be sure to tag me so I can see it.
Journal prompts for Sunday… Listening Skills! Your kindergarten teacher was right. Listening is important! List a few times when someone didn’t listen to you and describe how it made you feel. Wanna bet you’ve done the same thing? Take a moment to consider whether you need to STFU when someone is speaking to you. How can you be a better listener?
Try using the word of the day sometime this week.
Retrolark gave it a go with a mini story inspired by the theme and the worries of a teacher returning to school. Then we created two additional shots of her prep for back to schoool.
Divanthesimmer submitted Klass Klown, a student upset with his professor and he wrote this poem story for us to work with creating story images.
Thanks to everyone who joined in today. See you next week. See the next theme HERE
Find each of these in the creators’ gallery or with the #minraedmini or #minraedminis hashtag.
“I am your dwarf. I am the enemy within. I am the boss of your dreams. See. Your hand shakes. It is not palsy or booze. It is your doppelganger trying to get out. Beware.” Anne Sexton
“They say that when you meet somebody that looks just like you, you die.” P. Wish
Today’s writing prompt spins… above and below.
Sending out well wishes to Mena and her husband today. xo
Sentence Stems for Writing Warmup
If I had a doppelganger I would get them to…
My alternate universe/reality doppelganger would be…
Today’s spin was a Believe Card
Goth Family post apocalyptic doppelganger micro story panels will post soon.
Saturday and Sunday were tied together with the theme of HOT that aligns with the Monthly Simlit Short Story Challenge. Find out more if you would be interested in joining this month with your short story.
If you can use the word “febrile” in your story, a new Sim in CAS, or micro-simlit (a single image with a few lines of text that tell a story) then tag me and use #minraedminis as the hashtag. Keep scrolling for the prompts and inspirations shared over the two weekend streams.
Above is what is called a sentence stem; try writing a short description of what is happening to lead to this image of a scorched sim.
Saturday’s spin of inspiration wheel…
Today’s creative spark came from using the first submission for the HOT #minraedminis, Lady Valentina and the home that I gave her in stream today.
When you hear of me speaking of “micro simlit” this is what I am hoping to inspire – very short story bits with a corresponding image.
words that either mean hot or are used to describe hot in metaphorical ways maybe helpful
Then continued on Sunday…
The top rhyme is an old fashioned thing I used to hear my day say. The bottom one features Peapod’s #minraedminis submission. We made a set, a photo and Menabuchner wrote a little poem.
Thank you for joining in. I hope you enjoy the mindfulness and writer’s self care prompts for this week. For next week’s theme click HERE