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Once upon a time, there was a lovely community called [community profile] cottoncandy_bingo. It hasn't been active since 2014. So I launched a fest over on [community profile] allbingo using the same set of prompts from the last round. These prompts angle toward upbeat content, although creators can do whatever they want with them. This fest encourages people to create and share material focused on what is variously called fluff, schmoop, gentle fiction, light reading, comfort reading, positive thinking, chicken soup for the soul, or anything else that offers a fun alternative to usual run of sex, violence, and angst of modern media. It's open to all fandoms plus original content, and all kinds of material. (See all my 2016 bingo cards.)

If you'd like to sponsor a particular square, especially if you have an idea for what character, series, or situation it would fit -- talk to me and we'll work something out. I've had a few requests for this and the results have been awesome so far. This is a good opportunity for those of you with favorites that don't always mesh well with the themes of my monthly projects. I may still post some of the fills for free, because I'm using this to attract new readers; but if it brings in money, that means I can do more of it. That's part of why I'm crossing some of the bingo prompts with other projects, such as the Poetry Fishbowl.


Underlined prompts have been filled.

COTTONCANDY BINGO CARD

Social gatheringIt's okayPlaying with hairTeaching / LearningSafe
The little thingsFinding home / familyVictory / SuccessPermissionBeing helped
Wordless CommunicationEmbracing imperfectionWILD CARDHealingOpportunity
Wearing partner's clothesApology / ForgivenessPeaceChangeNaked / Vulnerable
Where we don't have to hideScarsWorth itMaking someone smileYes

(no subject)

Date: 2016-06-01 07:35 pm (UTC)
elaiel: monty the cat (Default)
From: [personal profile] elaiel
I have to admit that I signed up for Cottoncandy bingo then failed to actually write anything (within a context of failing to write anything at all for anything). I still feel kind of guilty.

Re: Well...

Date: 2016-06-01 07:59 pm (UTC)
elaiel: monty the cat (Default)
From: [personal profile] elaiel
I'm mainly wrestling with ADHD. Lots of ideas, very little capacity to actually write them down. And life has been complex the last couple of years, husband and I were both made redundant, his health has deteriorated massively and a series of other things which have needed addressing including supporting friends in need which have taken priority. So, my creative energy has evaporated. Also, without a supportive community and regular feedback I find writing hard, one of the ADHD "things" is a need for structure, positive feedback, encouragement, reward (wahey neuroatypicality!) so I REALLY miss stargateland!

Re: Well...

Date: 2016-06-01 08:37 pm (UTC)
elaiel: monty the cat (Default)
From: [personal profile] elaiel
All good ideas. I'm building my support systems up slowly and writing (as a less essential part of my life) has sadly come up last. Habitica / HabitRPG is an absolute deity-of-choice-send.

You're totally right about the small projects. At the moment it seems that challenges/ficathons where I'm making something for someone are the best as there are consequences (i.e. making someone sad) to not completing it. Consequences are also important to ADHD people.

question

Date: 2016-06-01 09:16 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
do we prompt here?

if so, awesome :)

another question:

do you have anything touching on CONSTRUCTIVE help for a recent sexual assault survivor? or active intervention during a sexual assault/attempted sexual assault?

if not this is my prompt...you could maybe fit it in the square for "healing" or "being helped" or "naked/vulnerable"... there are quite a few squares you could put it with

do you know of any constructive resources on this topic that I can pull up? Everything I'm finding doesn't fit what I find myself in need of at this time as it deals with either immediate aftermath and reporting, or is a hotline which is not what I need either.

Re: question

Date: 2016-06-03 01:21 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
thank you

no, really thank you. I was getting so frustrated and overwhelmed trying to sort through everything and not finding anything that fit the bill for what's required for myself and for another survivor who came to me with questions, I was honored that they felt safe enough to let me hear their story, but lost as to appropriate resources for the circumstances.

this is just...I don't even know what to say...thanks. Just, thank you!

(no subject)

Date: 2016-06-08 10:02 am (UTC)
stardreamer: Meez headshot (Default)
From: [personal profile] stardreamer
"Playing with hair" just screams Stan and Lawrence to me -- it's already a trope for them.

"Scars" -- you mentioned in an e-mail that Stan loves the scar he got from Shiv, as a reminder that it was the day Lawrence came back to him. A conversation between them about that could be interesting.

"Finding home/family" sounds like a natural for Farce, settling in with Damask and the other housemates and maybe letting go of the parents who failed her.

sponsor

Date: 2016-06-27 05:19 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I can't even recall what my login credentials are, but this is Mishie - I'd love to sponsor "the little things" box - what is the price?

I'm more on Facebook than here these days

Re: sponsor

Date: 2016-06-27 05:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com
>> I can't even recall what my login credentials are, but this is Mishie - I'd love to sponsor "the little things" box <<

Woohoo!

>> what is the price? <<

Depends on what you want. Typical prices for poetry:

0-10 lines: $5
11-25 lines: $10
26-40 lines: $15
41-60 lines: $20
Poems over 60 lines: $.50/line

Poetry or prose is usually $.03/word.

You give me a price/size range and an idea where you'd like that prompt to go. For poetry you can specify a form if you wish -- some of those have a specific line count.

>>I'm more on Facebook than here these days<<

I have FB but rarely visit my page anymore.

Re: sponsor

Date: 2016-06-27 05:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] je-reviens.livejournal.com
I came here bc something you posted here cross posted thaere and AS USUAL I GOT SUCKED IN TO POETRY.

Ok well, $15, it seems, is not a paltry amount but nice and substantial, soooo

HAVE AT AT.

Re: sponsor

Date: 2016-06-27 05:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] je-reviens.livejournal.com
Where would I like it to go... hm.

Sometimes, when I am overwhelmed and crabby I go read the archives of this blog

http://summerharms.blogspot.com/2008/10/

because it's all about the little things.

And sometimes... I go to my own blog, and I post about.. the little things.

http://mishieloves.typepad.com/blog/2016/01/the-book-stamp.html

But what I like is something evocative. Homey. Detailed. This is what it's like. I like your yard posts. I like Little House on the Prairie bc those books are like that.

Re: sponsor

Date: 2016-06-28 01:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com
Your poem is now up at:
http://ysabetwordsmith.dreamwidth.org/10655783.html

I took the details from several of your sources.

sponsor

Date: 2016-06-27 05:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] je-reviens.livejournal.com
Well dang it I tried leaving a comment and it didn't show up - I can't recall how to log in here.

Anyway, this is Mishie and I wanted to sponsor the "Little things" square. Not sure of the price so I just sent you $15 via PP, as that's what I have. We shall see what that gets...

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