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Posted: 17 February 2012 10:15 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Jambo,

To all of our Swahili friends. Hello or Bonjour or Ola to everyone else. Hope all is well out there in Litmock land. As we all know, our mistakes are part of what defines us. This is why in America, after electing Bush H. Dumbleyou and Obama, we are where we’re at. Let’s face it, we all make mistakes. Whether it’s the gnawing aggravation of wondering whether ordering the fish was a mistake when the steak looked so good, or you realize you just accidentally signed up for the Jehovah’s witness 6 hour introductory seminar, or you wake up and find you were so drunk you married your child hood sweetheart, only to find she was some drunken stripper who retired in the 1950s. We’ve all been there. How we grow from our mistakes and learn from them is what ultimately makes us who we are.

I mean, we don’t often get second chances, but when we do, we have to take advantage of them, no?

So here, today, we’re providing you an opportunity to grow from your mistakes and your efforts in an enjoyable, positive way. Or, it’s an opportunity to put your best foot forward in the hopes you don’t fall on your face. Making the most of an opportunity is important. What’s the old saying, “opportunity is when luck meets preparation”. To capitalize on an opportunity, you have to be alert, aware, your senses have to be finely tuned and keen, you have to be ready to take action, to pounce, to focus on the prize and then, paying mind to every little detail, consume all that is before you.

What were we talking about?

Oh yes, opportunity. And so today, we offer you an enjoyable opportunity to not only profit from your writing, be it an old or new piece, but to actually watch it come to life. Pick your best piece, even if it’s been published in Lit Trans, and in a response here, post a link to it. New pieces are fine as well, but nothing here is excluded. The wining 2 pieces will not only net their authors $25 in cash apiece, the winning 2 pieces will be turned into animated shorts that we will show everyone in Litmocracy and anyone else who wants to see them.

How cool is that? Your writing comes to life. Your work can be up there with the greats like Bugs Bunny, South Park, Barrack Obama, and all the other fabulous cartoon characters we’ve come to love (or loathe) through the ages. The parameters are simple. The piece must translate to no more than 1:30 minutes of footage (or so), must be engaging, and must win this contest, which will be decided based on voting and the contest guidelines. So what is it? What’s your best piece? What piece do you think will best make an animated short? What piece could net you $25 and a memory you will never forget…. because, well, all you’ll ever have to do is play the cartoon, even if you get amnesia or something. It’ll be here, alive, forever!

So respond to this newsletter and let the contest begin. The animations will be posted in April, and then 2-3 animations will be made every quarter from pieces that will go into the Literal Translations annual compilation anthology.

Good luck!

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Posted: 18 February 2012 02:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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This is such a cool Litmocracy offer! Here is a piece I wrote, kind of silent skit to be made into a short animation. I posted it on Litmo not long ago. Just the kind of stuff you would like to turn into a giggler! smile

A Star is Born! http://www.litmocracy.com/weblog/a_star_is_born/

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Posted: 07 March 2012 09:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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http://www.litmocracy.com/weblog/1570

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Posted: 10 March 2012 07:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Thanks runrunrun. I like it!

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