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To Elves, who barely hold a Council!

sashdude, rexzilla and I, had in our blogging history attempted at creating a pot of creative talent by community blogging. Ambitiously, Sashdude created a community forum on LJ and named it Elvencouncil. The remaining two became members promptly.
It never really took off in the directional initially intended - that of serious or funny discussions. Perhaps it would have been more successful now with the ease of RSS prompts and feed alerts - unlike then, when we had to check mail or the page to see an update. Also, I guess the fact that Rexzilla and I had not really met/ communicated much till then made a difference. This was, afterall, 2004!
However, one day it did gather steam. And boy, the steam was downright scalding! In the form of Alphabetic storymaking we found our talents combine (with much help also from Apachepunk) and created a story of time travel and elves and what-not. Simply put, we had fun. And ran the story to more than one round of the alphabet.

Recently (specifically yesterday), I restarted on request of Rajarex, and the theme this time was rather different. After 2005, this was the first activity by our community - just to build a story from where the previous person left off. And though the story is taking much more initiative than last time, being of a more complex nature, as of now it looks promising, and as I mentioned to Sasdude, is almost inspiring me to start off on a tangent, individual initiative spanning a couple of chapters.
I hope it shapes up on Elven, and we have fun again (already, teasing each other with improbable twists is a challenge we are enjoying to the fullest - and discussing 'offline').

Since childhood it has always been fun to play games where we strain our creative talents to continue where the last person left off - be it conversation, story building or just plain lies to be told to Mom.

Eventually it is about finding the right people to play the game with where you challenge each other, but egg each other on, and goad them to just the centimetre behind the edge. Just enough to have fun.
Tags: fun

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