Thursday, August 12, 2010

Travel Log 8-12: How the Idea Works

As Wendy over at  the Halloween Tree pointed out it would be good to know how this pass the flashlight thing would work. Well wait no more because the little grey clouds that live in my head have been sparking off the lighting and I think I've figured out how this can work. It will be kind of like a literary relay race.
     I'll collect everyone who wants to participate here on my blog and make a list. Then I'll draw them out of a hat in random order to decide who goes in what order. Then everyone who participates will blog their section of the story on their own blog, and I will post who is blogging on each day with a link to where their post(or just their blog if they are a bit tardy with blogging like I am) and the person who just finished can link to the next participant on the bottom of their story post. That way people can follow it all around blog land like a story hunt!
    I think how many people want to participate should dictate what length options each participant should have and I think since we're all of a more esoteric bent I think we should call it Pass the Candle, rather than pass the flashlight.
    AND I've been extra productive this morning and even made a little clip art thingie for it. Tell me if you like it-

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Travel Log 8-10: An Idea

There have been so many great posts wandering around on my blog roll about fall and halloween (yup, I don't think any of us can wait for that particular day to come, lol) that I have been sitting here in southern California, which is so far from fall like even when it is fall, seriously jonesing for some fall fun myself.
Which gave spark to this little idea. Since I have been meeting so many of you through my giveaway I had this idea shoot out of the cosmos into my noggin yesterday.
One of my favorite things about fall is all the ghost stories, and one of my favorite things to do when I was younger, and went to  umpteen sleep overs, were pass the flashlight stories.
So would anyone be interested in starting a "pass the flashlight" here in blogland?
nothing exorbitant, just a page or two then pass it on to the next person, then others could follow it from blog to blog reading it.
Anyone interested just drop me a comment on this post and I'll get it arranged. It could be a lot of fun =).

As Dirgesinger from Shadowed Paths pointed out I didn't explain what a pass the flash light story is. I often forget that not everyone had as geeky an upbringing as me, lol.
Basically the game is that everyone gathers in a circle and you pull out the ol' handy dandy flashlight. One person starts telling a story, and then at a point of their choosing says " and then..." and passes the flashlight, and the telling of the story, to the next person. They can either choose a person at random or go in a circle until the last person chosen ends the story.
Sounds like fun huh?