Posts Tagged ‘your story’

It’s 2009!

Mittwoch, Januar 7th, 2009

As you probably have already noticed, it is 2009. As you have also already noticed, when you are reading this, I have returned to Fabricated Truth to post just about anything that comes to mind. There are new minute movie reviews. There is a new poll (Go Vote -> The poll has been moved to the bottom of this post). I will again write your story. I will again write your poem. I also have some other plans for nice and new things to entertain you with, but if I mention them now they are bound to never be accomplished. So sit tight, enjoy the ride and comment like your life depended on it.

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Now You Can Decide!

Samstag, Juni 7th, 2008

As I have said before, Fabricated Truth (as this blog is pretentiously called) is all about interaction. I promised to write your stories and your poems and of course I’ve kept my promise. But that kind of interaction obviously scared some people, so for the newest feature you don’t even have to leave a fake name. On the immediate right of this post (or slightly above that if you are reading this at a later date) you will find a poll – the option to voice your opinion on what movie I should review next. I will occasionally yield to the result and will of course update the poll as I see fit. Share and Enjoy!

Dein Gedicht I: Christophs – nicht mein – Gedicht

Mittwoch, April 16th, 2008

Vor ein paar Tagen habe ich, anknüpfend an den umwerfenden Erfolg der Herausforderung, Deine Geschichte zu schreiben, versprochen, auch Dein Gedicht zu schreiben. Die Vorgaben sind einfach: Ein Kommentar zu dem zuvor verlinkten Eintrag mit drei Wörtern oder Satzbausteinen, die jeweils nicht mehr als sieben Silben enthalten, sowie im Zweifelsfall die gewünschte Sprache, und ich bastle daraus ein Gedicht. Die Bausteine können beliebig gewählt werden, aber wenn sich jemand ein “armloses Auto” wünscht, sollte derjenige kein allzu ernstes Gedicht erwarten. Die einzig ernste Beschränkung sind die sieben Silben pro Baustein, an die sich Christoph, der nicht mit mir identisch ist, mit seinen Wünschen “Vorstrafenregister”, “Diätplan” und “Wäscheleine” perfekt gehalten hat.

Das Gedicht folgt nach diesem Link, von dem ich immer noch nicht rausgefunden habe, wie man ihn individualisiert.
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Let me write your poem

Dienstag, April 8th, 2008

After the astounding success of the “Your Story Challenge“, to which a boatload of people responded (I’m talking, obviously, about a rowing boat), time has come to challenge me with something new. So instead of telling your stories, I will now write your poems. The rules are similar and similarly simple: Post a comment to this entry containing three words/phrases you want me to use in the poem and the language you want the poem to be written in (in case the words/phrases can be used in different languages). Each of the words/phrases can be anything you want, but don’t expect the poem to be serious if one of your phrases is “legless car”. Each word/phrase can’t be longer than seven syllables, because otherwise the poem won’t be recognizable as such. So, “car” is okay, “legless car” is fine, “a flying legless car” is also alright, but “a flying legless German car” is out of the question. Understood? Good. And remember, I want three of those phrases (or single words, if you are more classically inclined). As stated above, please also add the language. For this challenge, I offer a wide range of languages ranging from English over German to English and back again. Only one entry per customer, so think wisely, and don’t expect more than one poem per day and probably a lot less since I am lazy. German translation of the instructions might follow.

Your Story VI: Tine II

Dienstag, Februar 12th, 2008

After a longer hiatus (for reasons I really don’t want to go into right now) “Your Story” returns with a short story. According to the universal rules of short story writing, if you can’t find a plot, a beginning or an ending or basically anything that makes sense in a short story, this is entirely your fault. You just didn’t get it. So enjoy this one – and remember that you can still submit your own challenge here. (weiterlesen …)

Your Story V: Charlotte

Mittwoch, Januar 30th, 2008

Romantic comedies – the archnemesis of all failed novelists. Once more, you can read here what this is all about. And if you don’t understand the “What I got” part, try the translation underneath. And for everybody who expected something different from the given items: This is a very rough draft. The general idea is there, but I didn’t have the time and patience to put it into a proper story. Maybe I’ll amend it some day, but for now contend yourself with this skeleton of a story idea. (weiterlesen …)

Your Story III: Macbeth

Dienstag, Januar 29th, 2008

This is the fourth entry in the “Your Story” series – I know my numbering is off. What this is all about, can be read here. I won’t deny that this challenge was a little bit more difficult. My first thoughts were about a re-telling of Macbeth, but apparently that wasn’t what was requested. Instead, it is a story that focuses just on the three characters named. I’m not sure whether it can really compete with Shakespeare’s Macbeth, but I hope you like it anyway. (weiterlesen …)

Deine Geschichte IV: Tine

Dienstag, Januar 29th, 2008

Jetzt also mal auf Deutsch – wer nicht weiß worum es geht und auch kein Englisch kann, steht jetzt blöd dar. Im Prinzip ist es ganz simpel: Jemand schreibt einen Kommentar mit drei Eckdaten und ich mache eine Geschichte daraus. Hier kann man das im Detail nachlesen, aber eben nur auf Englisch. Aber auch wenn da jetzt gleich “Read the rest of this entry” steht, geht es danach auf Deutsch weiter. Allerdings ist mir diese Geschichte nicht sonderlich gelungen. Meine Kreativität wurde entführt und die Lösegeldforderungen sind zu hoch um darauf eingehen zu können. (weiterlesen …)

Your Story II: Martin

Freitag, Januar 25th, 2008

The second comment to this post about me turning your requirements into a story idea has come in. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, read the other post first. If you do, be warned that Martin’s requirements were a little, let’s say strange. However, I managed to turn it into a story (idea) that is certainly fit for all ages. Please excuse the length of the post, I got a little carried away. (weiterlesen …)

Your Story I: Ryan

Dienstag, Januar 22nd, 2008

The first commenter on this post about me turning your requirements into a story idea was Ryan. If you don’t know what I am talking about, read the previous post. Otherwise, enjoy the story. (weiterlesen …)