November 2021 – Stream Diaries

Ice Cold as a writing prompt does not have to be taken literally. There are many metaphors, analogies and other forms of introducing this prompt into a story, set or creation of a sim. Share yours with #minraedminis in the gallery or by sharing with me in a message where ever you find me on social media.

A tiny cautionary tale written in stream and set in Wintermare.

Sat/Sun – Sept 4 + 5

So this is what happened this week…
This week’s main shout out is to Simmed Up Magazine

“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.
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.

I read this wonderful flash fiction story today and I recommend you read it too.
Click the pic to get there…
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

Let your heart soar.
Have a great week.

Next week’s theme Alleyways. HERE

Saturday/Sunday Aug 28-29

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…

If you do colour it then be sure to tag me so I can see it.

Try using the word of the day sometime this week.
Thanks to everyone who joined in today. See you next week.
See the next theme HERE

Saturday/Sunday, Aug. 14-15

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.

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.

words that either mean hot or are used to describe hot in metaphorical ways maybe helpful

Then continued on Sunday…

Sunday, August 8th

Thank you everyone who joined for our story and writing stream today.
I hope you enjoyed it. I am open to feedback on what worked or didn’t.
If this word inspires you then try to include it in a story or photo.

a short writing exercise to get the creative juices flowing
today we started with a list prompt

List foods you disliked as a child.
Think of these memories. Does it spark a little story or journal entry perhaps?
Write whatever comes to mind for 5 minutes after you have made your list.

today’s wheel spin gave us Power Word
use this word for energy, introspection or write a little something

Sunday, August 1st – first stream

I am not exactly sure when I knew I would actually streaming, but I went from no intention at all to full out planning. I’m glad I did it. So thank you everyone for your initial support as I get the feel for it all. Wish me luck on this journey

My first trial adventure was to share the plumbobber app that I so love as a way of starting off character creation. When I participated in the Plumbobber Sims challenges before it was the character that jump-started the story. Today the community helped me create this cutie patootie. She is in the gallery and you can find more about her HERE

Find out more about what the Plumbobber App can do for your creativity HERE
I was introduced to this through a challenge held by Oneyeka001 on WordPress