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A new generator! Fanart Prompt Generator, if you want to request art in an exchange but don't know how to prompt for art* or if you're an artist yourself looking for ideas.

*No guarantees that prompts from here won't make your assigned artist throw their pencil across the room in frustration.
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I have redesigned and collated my various random generators onto one site and set them up for HTTPS, at Magatsu Generator Central. The old URLs still work: they'll auto-redirect to the new locations.

P.S. If you follow me on Tumblr, or even if you don't. I'd appreciate a reblog of this post just to help get it out there on search engines before NaNoWriMo, which is when I (unsurprisingly) get most of my traffic. :)
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Most of you probably remember that I do ebook covers as Augusta Scarlett, and most of those covers tend to be paranormal romance, as I get clients when they read other books I've done the cover for, then contact me because they like my work. So I've done a lot of shifter covers.

And that inspired my new random story idea generator, the Shifter Romance Generator.

Many thanks to Lia Silver, who is responsible for most of the more, um, interesting shifters. ;)
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I have created a Twitter bot that should—theoretically—tweet a random writing prompt inspired by the Cool Bits Story Generator once per hour. Follow it @RandomPrompts.
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More stuff has been added to the YA Dystopia Story Generator!

It's also inspired a flashfiction challenge community on DW and a multi-fandom, multi-media comment/fic/whatever meme on LJ! Spread the word!

I gotta say, seeing creativity sparked from my generators makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

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A new YA urban fantasy dystopia! Dimmed: Werewolves have been banned and the government controls darkness.

Now what are we going to do for fun?
Ouch: BDSM has been banned and the government controls party hats.
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I think this one is a dystopic version of Hikaru no Go!

Go: Hope has been banned and the government controls tic tac toe.


And I'm letting this one stand with no commentary:

Throb: Erections have been banned and the government controls elections.


YA Dystopia Story Generator URL if you haven't read my previous posts today: http://www.magatsu.net/dystopia/
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[personal profile] rachelmanija has been reviewing Kindle excerpts of YA dystopia novels and in her most recent post, she complained
I am particularly done with the "[blank] has been banned" and "the government controls [blank]" dystopias. They're starting to seem like they were created by online dystopia generators. Here, have a few ideas, make a mint:

Vibrate: Sex has been banned and the government controls masturbation.

Go: Travel has been banned and the government controls pets.

Ouch: Sickness has been banned and the government controls pain.

Sweat: Sports have been banned and the government controls water.


Oh, like you didn't see it coming.


Needs input! There are only a very few in there because I'm at work and didn't want to put more than ten minutes into it! What I need:
Read more... )
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On Day 2 of a chores experiment. We have a bad habit of saying things like "Oh, yes, we need to run the Roomba in this room" and not doing it for days or weeks until the crud and cat hair has built up to the point where it chokes the Roomba and we have to send it through once or twice more. I'd heard of the Fly Lady's e-mail thing where they send out a daily e-mail with instructions to do such-and-such today and that appealed to me, although the Fly Lady ethos did not.*

So I tweaked the basic script that I use for most of my random generators, which came from http://www.seventhsanctum.com, worked out how to set up a cron job that would run the script once a day and e-mail the results to me and [livejournal.com profile] myrialux, and for the past two mornings we've woken up to a list of three randomly-chosen chores to do. And it's worked so far - yesterday I dusted my office and collected trash from around the house (including the litterboxes because they were overdue), and though we didn't Roomba the media section of the living room alst night because [livejournal.com profile] myrialux had a deep and abiding need to spend several hours playing Fallout: New Vegas, we did that this morning along with the other chores we got (clean litterboxes, which I'd already done so woo! free day, Roomba the other half of the living room, and go through the pantry to toss anything that's past its sell-by date and rearrange the rest).

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* "Get dressed to your shoes before starting chores." Oh, honey, no. They'd never get done then.
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No, I'm not cosplaying. :) This is the Seekrit Project I mentioned the other day: I'm starting to create a database of characters to cosplay as, with a list of characteristics in stupidly fine detail, that I can use to feed into a quiz/form that people can fill out to get back a list of suggestions of character to cosplay as. Woo, aren't you excited?

Anyway, I now need your help to feed data into it! details under cut )

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