Author Topic: What is "Eye of the Beholder"?  (Read 996 times)

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What is "Eye of the Beholder"?
« on: June 26, 2009, 10:43:29 PM »
Some of you may have read the Thieves World series years ago... it's a series I often refer to as an example of collaborative writing. It's a collection of ongoing, short stories by different authors.... and the authors often refer to and use each others characters.

This led to me thinking a while back about how we all see the same thing in different ways.... which got me thinking about an idea for a "writing contest", which I decided to call "Eye of the Beholder".

The basic concept is this... take a specific period in the Inn or something, and invite those that were there to write about what happened while they were there, of course it is from their own characters point of view.

Anyone that wasn't there could use the posted logs to write about things that occured from a "fly on the wall" perspective.

Now, I refer to it as a writing contest, but as of yet... I don't know that we plan on doing any sort of judging, and I don't really have any prizes.... but I think this would be a fun challenge for all of you.

Long story short, I've got some ideas on getting this going, so look for more details to come. And if it gets some good response, I think it's something we could do on a fairly regular basis.

Let me know what you think.

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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2009, 03:05:42 AM »
This sounds like an awesome idea, actually, and it's not too different from what we already do. There are plenty of people who post things that go on in the Inn in their own story folders as it pertains to their own story (myself included), putting in their own characters and the ones they interact with at the same time. I even had an idea as soon as I saw this for something that happened yesterday with Lang Darkwing and a few others interacting...

Well, I digress. The long and short of it is I think this idea rocks.
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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2009, 06:50:59 AM »
I also think this idea rocks
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2009, 10:07:36 AM »
I approve.

Lets do it and see how it works out, sounds like fun.

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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2009, 05:17:06 PM »
This is a great idea, Panther.  I'm all for it.
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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2009, 08:12:20 PM »
This is an amazing idea, Panther. I am looking forward to enjoying the submissions.
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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2009, 10:22:51 PM »
An excellent idea, Panther! :)

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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2009, 07:22:13 AM »
Chiming in with the praise.  Excellent idea, Panther!

I look forward to participating in this endeavor.
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2009, 01:27:06 PM »
Well the new guy got the ball rolling on the Wedding thread. Time for the rest of you guys to hop on so we have a good turn-out. There are only 5 days left!
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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2009, 02:22:52 PM »
Those stories written about TnT's wedding were great!

When is the next Eye of the Beholder going up?

I am interested to take a crack at writing on the next one!

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« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2009, 01:52:00 PM »
Very cool!! So does this mean that anyone can take a scene and do a sort of thread on it under your "eye of the beholder" folder, or were you wanting all the threads to go in a certain direction?