Proof (Weekly Writing Challenge - Week 2) by Metaphorest
Each day she dies a little death
In some new city
Motel, hotel, suitcase-living
Skyscraper nomad

Every chain the same
Executive desk & bedside lamp
Green-light keycard swipe
And corridor revellers - 3am

The novelty of tiny toiletries
Has long worn thin
The drone of every bathroom fan
A traveller’s tragic overture

Room service over-priced
And unsatisfying
Eaten awkwardly
On a bed for two

Badly dubbed TV shows
The familiar unravelled
Like waking up to parents
With new faces

Midnight, each night
She takes a photo
Of her own reflection
Some scant proof of her existence

But there’s nothing irrefutable
About a digital image
Nothing solid she could stand behind
And state as evidence

A copy of a copy of herself
Untethered, floating
Just a ghost
Bleeding city lights
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tori (Text & Video Curator) Featured Comment: "I really love how this is written, Sarah, and it fits Marie Bee’s picture so well - you really captured the feel of the photo. The rhythm of the poem is unusual and fun to read out loud - staccoto-esque in places with the mixing of vowel sounds ("suitcase living / skyscraper nomad" is delightfully tongue-twisting) but the well-placed rhymes and longer lines really keep the reader on their toes. The way that it’s written reflects the mix of frustration, emptiness and repetition within the life of the girl - really well done."
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Contribute to the “WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE” collab HERE!

Proof (Weekly Writing Challenge - Week 2) by Metaphorest

Each day she dies a little death

In some new city

Motel, hotel, suitcase-living

Skyscraper nomad

Every chain the same

Executive desk & bedside lamp

Green-light keycard swipe

And corridor revellers - 3am

The novelty of tiny toiletries

Has long worn thin

The drone of every bathroom fan

A traveller’s tragic overture

Room service over-priced

And unsatisfying

Eaten awkwardly

On a bed for two

Badly dubbed TV shows

The familiar unravelled

Like waking up to parents

With new faces

Midnight, each night

She takes a photo

Of her own reflection

Some scant proof of her existence

But there’s nothing irrefutable

About a digital image

Nothing solid she could stand behind

And state as evidence

A copy of a copy of herself

Untethered, floating

Just a ghost

Bleeding city lights

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tori (Text & Video Curator) Featured Comment: "I really love how this is written, Sarah, and it fits Marie Bee’s picture so well - you really captured the feel of the photo. The rhythm of the poem is unusual and fun to read out loud - staccoto-esque in places with the mixing of vowel sounds ("suitcase living / skyscraper nomad" is delightfully tongue-twisting) but the well-placed rhymes and longer lines really keep the reader on their toes. The way that it’s written reflects the mix of frustration, emptiness and repetition within the life of the girl - really well done."

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Contribute to the “WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE” collab HERE!

Don’t forget - Today’s the Deadline for Week 1 of the Weekly Writing Challenge! Contribute your stories & scripts HERE!

hitrecord:

CONTRIBUTE HERE

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THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE: Write a short story or a script about two people being in a confined space. Here are some things to include in your Text RECords:

  1. Where is this confined space?
  2. Who are the two characters?
  3. Are they trapped in this space?

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NOTE: The deadline for Week 1’s challenge is Monday, October 6th. 

CONTRIBUTE HERE

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THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE: Write a short story or a script about two people being in a confined space. Here are some things to include in your Text RECords:

  1. Where is this confined space?
  2. Who are the two characters?
  3. Are they trapped in this space?

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NOTE: The deadline for Week 1’s challenge is Monday, October 6th. 

We’ve gotten some really great contributions to our Genius Duos collab. Let’s keep them coming! CONTRIBUTE HERE
hitrecord:

CONTRIBUTE HERE
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EVERYBODY: You can contribute to the “Genius Duos” collab in the following ways:
RECord yourself on camera talking about if you prefer to work alone or collaborate with a partner, and why.
Contribute examples of Genius Duos from history and what they accomplished together.

We’ve gotten some really great contributions to our Genius Duos collab. Let’s keep them coming! CONTRIBUTE HERE

hitrecord:

CONTRIBUTE HERE

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EVERYBODY: You can contribute to the “Genius Duos” collab in the following ways:

  1. RECord yourself on camera talking about if you prefer to work alone or collaborate with a partner, and why.
  2. Contribute examples of Genius Duos from history and what they accomplished together.
CONTRIBUTE HERE
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VOICE OVER ARTISTS: Perform the roles as either Herbert or Isle based on THIS SCRIPT.

CONTRIBUTE HERE

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VOICE OVER ARTISTS: Perform the roles as either Herbert or Isle based on THIS SCRIPT.

CONTRIBUTE HERE

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WRITERS: Write a Script or a Story Treatment about a Virtual World online.

EVERYONE W/ A CAMERA: RECord a Video Testimonial about a specific experience you’ve had w/ online gaming.

CALLING EVERYBODY W/ A CAMERA! 

The fourth - and final - topic we’re going to be collaborating on for the series of social impact videos we’re teaming w/ Pivot to make is RE: Public and Private. Contribute all your art & ideas on this media topic to the collaboration.

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EVERYONE W/ A CAMERA: RECord yourself on Camera discussing your thoughts on Public and Private or answer the following questions briefly and concisely:

  • What do you make Public? What do you keep Private? Be specific.
  • Do you post anything of yours (writing, photos, etc.) on any Social Media Outlets? Why or why not?
  • Do you post any of your thoughts or art somewhere Private, like a journal?
  • How do you decide what you make Public and what you keep Private? Or do you not think about it that much? Explain.
  • Have you ever experienced any consequences for sharing something Publicly? Did you regret it? Explain.
  • Have you ever shared something Publicly that you had kept Private for a long time? Did you experience positive results from doing so? What happened?

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Contribute to the “RE: PUBLIC AND PRIVATE” collab HERE!

For the past two years we’ve had Resident Curators from the community to assist in featuring records. Resident Curators have been hand picked based on the artistry of their contributions as well as their taste in recommendations. This initiative has been a huge success not only to our community at large, but to our creative process.

We are really pleased to announce today that we’re expanding our team of Resident Curators for 2014 by adding these 13 new Curators:

* Axon Graf / Image

KevinMaistros / Image, Video

babylove / Image, Video

Tyrann0s / Audio

ponytailsandcapris / Image, Video

saintmaker / Text

CaptClare / Image, Video

thatwasnotveryravenofyou / Text

FollyA / Image, Video

xanlee / Text

AlmostSound / Audio

Ashes2Ashes / Audio

JasonAngelone / Image

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NOTE: You can check out the entire Resident Curator team HERE.

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Thanks!

CALLING ALL WRITERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, ANIMATORS, & MUSICIANS!

Let’s make more scenes from a fictional film!  Check out catamaranwestern’s “Scenes from a Fictional Film” collab and contribute writing, photos, animation + audio!

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WRITERS: Find cool photos on the site and add short subtitles, dialogue, voice-over, or narration.

PHOTOGRAPHERS: Contribute evocative photos that are in need of text.

ANIMATORS: Make these still photos come to life by adding subtle motion to the frame.

MUSICIANS: Create audio for these animations.

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Contribute to the “SCENES FROM A FICTIONAL FILM” collab HERE!

CALLING ALL CURATORS!

Now that we’ve wrapped production on Season One of "HITRECORD ON TV," we’re going to begin to curate RECords for our Patterns Book.

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CURATORS: Curate an Album of RECords you would like to see in a Chapter of the Patterns Book we are making, and you could include some of the following in your Album:

  • Name the Chapter
  • Write an Introduction, or include (or edit) a Text Record from the site as an Introduction to the Chapter
  • Curate Images in your Album that support the Chapter’s Theme
  • Curate Text in your Album that support the Chapter’s Theme

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Contribute to the “Untitled Pattern Book” collab HERE!

Contributing artist AMountToEverything & her published illustration of the Tiny Story “Today I Will Fly” by saintmaker.CLICK HERE to order your copy of “The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Vol. 3”

Contributing artist AMountToEverything & her published illustration of the Tiny Story “Today I Will Fly” by saintmaker.

CLICK HERE to order your copy of “The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Vol. 3”

CALLING ALL CINEMATOGRAPHERS & WRITERS!

Come work on our Short Documentary with Academy Award winner Davis Guggenheim by contributing your writing and shooting some new nature footage.

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WRITERS: REmix THIS OUTLINE into a Text Record that tells a story for this Short Documentary.

CINEMATOGRAPHERS: Shoot a variety of footage of the Honey Mushroom in the Malheur National Forest in Oregon.

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Contribute to the “UNTITLED NUMBER ONE DOCUMENTARY” collab HERE!

CALLING ALL WRITERS & VISUAL ARTISTS!

For our RE: Patterns episode, let’s start writing and illustrating a Short Film that will show how history has repeated itself during the years 1666, 1910, and 2000.

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Here’s how you can contribute:

WRITERS: Write a Script based on THIS TEXT RECORD that interweves the 3 stories (from 1666, 1910, and 2000) & includes these 3 Characters in each iteration: The PROPHET, The BELIEVER, and THE DOUBTER (all based on historical characters.) 

VISUAL ARTISTS: Illustrate Historical Characters from each time period: 1666, 1910, and 2000.

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Contribute to the “Untitled History Repeating Itself Short Film” collab HERE!

CALLING ALL MIND GAME PLAYERS!
My good friends Jonathan Levine & Will Reiser from “50/50” are working w/ us on a segment for our RE: GAMES TV Episode all about Mind Games. Come work w/ us on it! 
WATCH THE REQUEST HERE
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Here’s how you can contribute:
MIND GAME PLAYERS: Contribute Stories or Video Testimonials of Mind Games you’ve played - or that have been been played on you.
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Contribute to the “MIND GAMES” collab HERE!

CALLING ALL MIND GAME PLAYERS!

My good friends Jonathan Levine & Will Reiser from “50/50” are working w/ us on a segment for our RE: GAMES TV Episode all about Mind Games. Come work w/ us on it! 

WATCH THE REQUEST HERE

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Here’s how you can contribute:

MIND GAME PLAYERS: Contribute Stories or Video Testimonials of Mind Games you’ve played - or that have been been played on you.

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Contribute to the “MIND GAMES” collab HERE!

CALLING ALL COMEDY WRITERS!
The hilarious DAVID KRUMHOLTZ will be playing a “Privileged Girl” character in a recurring role on our TV Show - so let’s start writing 2 new Comedy Sketch Scripts!
WATCH THE REQUEST HERE
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Here’s how you can contribute:
COMEDY WRITERS: Write Scripts for these two Comedy Sketch ideas:
     1) RE: Personal Space - This script will be about this “Privileged Girl” character accusing someone of stealing her seat. 
     2) RE: Money - This script will be about how the “Privileged Girl” character uses money to get someone else to do something for her.
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Contribute your Scripts to the “PRIVILEGED GIRL” collab HERE!

CALLING ALL COMEDY WRITERS!

The hilarious DAVID KRUMHOLTZ will be playing a “Privileged Girl” character in a recurring role on our TV Show - so let’s start writing 2 new Comedy Sketch Scripts!

WATCH THE REQUEST HERE

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Here’s how you can contribute:

COMEDY WRITERS: Write Scripts for these two Comedy Sketch ideas:

     1) RE: Personal Space - This script will be about this “Privileged Girl” character accusing someone of stealing her seat. 

     2) RE: Money - This script will be about how the “Privileged Girl” character uses money to get someone else to do something for her.

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Contribute your Scripts to the “PRIVILEGED GIRL” collab HERE!