Here is the conversation that I had with Dead I Jack on Discord regarding the event:
Mad-Eye JackToday at 3:01 PM
hi this is Dead I Jack from TRR. If you have some time later on I thought it might be easier to chat about this idea on discord instead of TG
TurbeauxToday at 3:01 PM
Mad-Eye JackToday at 3:02 PM
Ok great I'm about to eat dinner soon. but I'll just give you some thoughts when I'm done and you can respond whenever you are around
TurbeauxToday at 3:03 PM
Mad-Eye JackToday at 6:41 PM
Frattastan and I were discussing logistically how everything could work.
One option is we pick one of our RMBs, give a starter sentence, and then let people add their paragraphs. The other option is have 2 different story idea prompts, one for each RMB. And people could participate in both stories. That may increase participation in both regions for people who don't understand embassy cross posting? I guess they both have their pros and cons. You said you liked the idea of a walk in the woods. I'd add one addendum to that to also kind of give it a TRR flavor, perhaps the prompt could involve an isolated person or reject/misfit in the woods. At least at the start
TurbeauxToday at 6:43 PM
Sounds good to me. I was thinking that there should be a TRR flavor too. I also like the idea of using both RMBs!
Mad-Eye JackToday at 6:46 PM
any ideas onwhat two similar but different prompts could be. because I do think they have to be different in order to incentivize people to work on both
TurbeauxToday at 6:48 PM
Well, the obvious idea would be having a person getting exiled to the woods. That would work for TRR's RMB. For Forest's, I kind of like the idea of somebody going on a walk in the woods to clear their mind after some sort of tragedy.
A tragedy that isolated them.
Mad-Eye JackToday at 6:51 PM
I like the subtle differences. One person is forced into the woods the other goes by choice as a sort of therapeutic adventure. But both face a certain type of isolation.
TurbeauxToday at 6:52 PM
Different enough that people could participate in both but broadly similar.
Mad-Eye JackToday at 6:57 PM
I guess we should talk rules then and the best way to keep these organized
TurbeauxToday at 7:11 PM
Forest has a very active RMB so it might be best for us to use our off-site forum. I don't want to hijack it and interfere with other topics of discussion.
Mad-Eye JackToday at 7:21 PM
I think part of the allure when we pitched it originally is that it would be an onsite type thing. if posts are properly labeled it might not be too much of a nuisance to separate out chatter from participating in the event.. And also I don't think we're planning on going indefinitely with the story. More like a few days. Unless you're seeing it as something different
TurbeauxToday at 7:22 PM
If it is only going to be a few days there should not be a problem.
Mad-Eye JackToday at 7:24 PM
Now I know we said we wanted to put the limit at paragraph. One thing I could see happening is something someone is working on could get beaten to the punch in the sequence
so it would be wise of people to not go too produced with their paragraph
TurbeauxToday at 7:25 PM
Mad-Eye JackToday at 7:26 PM
Each person would quote the previous post and put a number? so we can compile the stories and keep everything in order?
TurbeauxToday at 7:27 PM
Sure, sounds good to me.
Mad-Eye JackToday at 7:27 PM
well I'll try to give people a more clearer picture of what we discussed tonight to see if they can find any holes in the idea
TurbeauxToday at 7:28 PM
I can do the same.
Mad-Eye JackToday at 7:29 PM
after that we just have to figure out a time frame and write those prompts
If anyone has any input or ideas for prompts please let me know here!