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Carus

Word Association Game

This topic doubles up as a game and as something to get your creative juices flowing.

The idea is that if you're stuck with writing about a particular theme, or if you've been given a prompt that you can't think of anything to write for, then you can toddle on over here and get others to help out a bit.

The idea is that the person with the problem posts a word or theme that they need help getting ideas for. Other participants then post words or ideas that they associate with that particular word or theme.

For example:

Person A: NEW WORD: Dreams. Hi, I need help on getting some inspiration together for writing about dreams. Any ideas?

Person B: Dreams – sleep – wishes – surreal – suppressed wants – insomnia

Person C: Dreams... dark/light, awake/asleep, young/old (young have dreams, old lose them, or perhaps the other way round), American Dream, hopeful/pessimistic about achieving dreams...

Person A: Thanks!! I have all I need. Dreams – CLOSED.

Rules

1) This topic is supposed to be for those that are stuck right at the beginning of the writing process, so please keep posts short.

2) Start a new round with "[NEW WORD: insert word here]" in bold.

3) Please close the 'round' once you have enough ideas. This is so the thread stays relatively uncluttered.

4) There is a time limit of three days per round.

5) The person starting the game must state the date (time is optional) they started the new round.

6) Words can be repeated, but you must allow at least 2 rounds to go pass with different words before re-introducing the word.

This is a game, but don't let that be the limit - if you find something in the game threads that you think you can write about, take the leap.

3/31/2009 . Edited 3/31/2009 #1
Carus

~ Reserved for mod use ~

3/31/2009 #2
Carus

~ Reserved for mod use ~

3/31/2009 #3
loveatlast

[[omg sorry! tell me if i do this right.]]

New Word: DISORIENTED

March 20, 2009

3/31/2009 . Edited 3/31/2009 #4
skyward squidly squee

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Disoriented - flash - spin - dizzy - lost - woozy - headache - fall

3/31/2009 #5
Carus

Disorientated - lost - upset - child looking for mother- waaaaah :P

Disorientated - drugs - partaaay - club - dark - flashing lights - confusion - bad consequences

3/31/2009 #6
Lime-Cat

Disoriented - confused - lost - panic - adrenaline - fight - panic - killed in a freak accident

XD

3/31/2009 #7
loveatlast

haha kai thanks guys thats all i need.

DISORIENTED- CLOSED

3/31/2009 #8
loveatlast

haha kai thanks guys thats all i need.

DISORIENTED- CLOSED

3/31/2009 #9
skyward squidly squee

[woot!]

New Word: ONE HUNDRED

.....

3/31/2009 #10
Carus

One hundred - and one :P - army - war - pain - death - ouchie

(so happy, aren't I? Lol)

3/31/2009 #11
Carus

One hundred - old - pensioner - whoot!! - letter from the queen - yay britain - flag

3/31/2009 #12
Chasing Skylines

One hundred - one hundred bottles of beer on the wall - smash - beer throw - carnival - clown - drunk clowns - It - Stephen King - bags of money - loss of trees - tree huggers - lack of trees to hug - enraged hippies - weed as ammunition - new inventions of war - Indian pipe shooting things - dart - poison - dead.

3/31/2009 #13
skyward squidly squee

Nobody even said 'percent.' :P

But I'm good. CLOSED

3/31/2009 #14
Lime-Cat

New Word: wolf

EDIT: forgot the goddamn date...and Lime was the one who made the date a darn rule. lol.

Opened: April 2, 2009; 10:56AM FP Time

Will End: April 5, 2009; 10:56AM FP Time

4/2/2009 . Edited 4/2/2009 #15
skyward squidly squee

Wolf - white - fang - silver - moon - pack - howl - brother - walk - man - spirit - beast - wild

4/2/2009 #16
Carus

wolf - teeth - ahh! D: - snuffle - haha - fur - sneeze - ew - hayfever - summer - sun :D

4/2/2009 #17
Avant-garde and Dream Realms

Wolf - dangerous - predator - hunter - primal - tense - spring to attack - stalk - snarl - rage - war - kill - feed - protect - guard - territory.

4/2/2009 . Edited 4/2/2009 #18
Lime-Cat

-- OFF TOPIC --

OMG! Lime totally forgot she had a WA round open. Sorry!!

-- END OFF TOPIC --

Wolf - CLOSED

4/6/2009 #19
Avant-garde and Dream Realms

Sorry to be repetitive, but I realized this was a genuine need. XD

NEW WORD: Dreams

4/20/2009 #20
Lime-Cat

Dreams - Imagination - not real - fantasy - sci-fi - AI - world domination - scary - human extinction - mass planet extinction - asteroid - kaboom - gas - dust - star - new planet - galaxy - nebula - chemicals - KABOOM! - explosives - fun - dangerous - lime - lemon - sprite - carbonated water - sparkling apple juice - apple cider - malt drinks - whoppers (candy) - chocolate - bliss - marriage - ack. kids - mass mayhem - insane - asylum - RG

How was that for an insanely long (and random) thought process? lol.

4/20/2009 #21
Lime-Cat

-- OFF TOPIC --

As the date for when this round was opened was not posted per the rules, there is no way to know when 72 hours have passed. Therefore, this round will be closed on April 25 @ 12midnight FP time.

-- END OFF TOPIC --

EDIT: Pfft...Lime was so preoccupied with stuff on the 25th that she forgot to close this thing. LOL! XD

4/24/2009 . Edited 4/28/2009 #22
Avant-garde and Dream Realms

Aw man, sorry about being late on this. Thank you for posting, Lime!

Dreams - CLOSED

4/28/2009 #23
VelvetyCheerio

New Word: Snake

Go! Haha!

9/19/2009 #24
Chasing Skylines

Shake - skank - Friday Night Lights - city - stars - nova - black hole - tsunami - Katrina - world hunger - Nobel prize - lab experiments - dystopia - zombie apocalypse - brains - telekinesis - Atlantis - The Little Mermaid - Sleeping Beauty - dwarves - elves - dragons - knights - cannons - pirates - treasure - jar - shake.

9/19/2009 . Edited 9/19/2009 #25
VelvetyCheerio

Pssst! The word is Snake, with an n. :/ Nice, uh, thought thing you got going on there, though. XD dystopia...

9/19/2009 #26
Chasing Skylines

Ah, fail. I was actually going to say "snake" after shake.

Well:

Snake - zodiac - Yellow River - Forbidden Palace - Confucius - Samurai - honor - Mulan - family - hearth - Hestia - The Olympians - Hades - Persephone - flowers - daisies - pollen - locusts - Egyptians - mummies - Cleopatra - Scooby Doo - glasses - telescope - wormhole - rabbit - snake.

And I know it doesn't have to return back to the original source.

9/19/2009 #27
Tekla

snake - hiss - tongue - taste - yum - banana bread! - fruit - yay - happy! - Mr. Handsome ;D - lurrrv - BFF Fang! - ^_^ - carroty symbols - @ - # - $ - explitives - bad things :O - like breaking bones! - or cutting off fingers - or seeing ghosts - yeah, I dunno what I'm doing with this XD

9/20/2009 #28
MsB3CC4

NEW WORD: Immortal. Hola I'm writing a story about this guy who's an immortal (in love) and need some ideas of what he is as an immortal. Any ideas float into your heads?

10/26/2009 #29
Cinnia Aine

undead - mysterious - godlike - magical - spells - anti-suicide - cursed - blessed - angels - immoral - necrophobia - necromancer - nomadic - being - reliving - reappearing - spam - bats - vampires - zombies - elves - rings - Halloween - candy - death - darkness - darking - demon - intellect

A lot of words popped into my head.

10/27/2009 #30
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