"Once upon Space and Time...."
How to take part:
1: Look at the picture of the story cubes
2: Create some text that tells a Doctor Who story that includes all nine elements in any combination you wish
3: Share the result by March 31st 2017
4: You're done!
1. You must include all nine elements presented by the icons on the story cubes (aka dice)
2. Have fun
3. There is no wrong way to engage in this, as long as it's words
4. Please share your output
5. Please share your output by March 31st 2017 - Apologies I have to have an endpoint.
Please comment here or on my Twitter account @faintdreams with the hashtag #Whodice so I can add a link to the results post here, and also let other people see what you wrote.
Sharing is part of the fun.
6. Have fun. Yes this is rules 2 and 6, because it is the most important rule.
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A: I was gifted some Doctor Who Story cubes, and needed a reason to not only use them, but put the results online for others to see.
[ I am in no way associated with Story Cubes, nor BBC, nor Doctor Who, nor any of the copyright nor intellectual property holders of any of the aforementioned trademarks/copyright/properties ]
Q: Is this a competition? Is there a prize?
A: No and No. This is not a competition, this is just a writing exercise, inspiration pot, piece of fun.
There are no prizes other than having the joy of having written something your very own, based on Doctor Who.
Q: Can I take part?
A: Definitely. Just please leave a comment, with a link to your words, here or on my Twitter account @faintdreams with the hashtag #DrCube so I can add a link to the results blog here, and also let other people see what you wrote.
Q: What do the individual icons mean?
A: Each dice icon is entirely up to interpretation. The game creators did this deliberately.
From The Story Cubes Website:*
"We get asked for definitions of icons every day - but their meanings are intentionally open, in order to trigger multiple associations. For example the castle can be (literal) castle, or it can refer to a princess, or to someone who is behaving in a guarded way"
"The 'Master' could be an evil mastermind or a (maniacal) scientist, the 'Dalek' might become a robot servant! The 'laurel wreath' icon could be a crown worn by a Roman (or Galactic) Emperor: it could also represent a wreath for the dead, or a reward for heroism. You don't find a Doctor or Companion icon in the set. It is assumed they will appear in your story - " But they don't have to!
Q: What format should my participation be in?
A: Anything that involves words. This includes - but is not limited to:
A drabble, a poem, a haiku, a screenplay, a brief synopsis, a short story, a long story, a picture of something you've written, a tweet, a tumblr post, an AO3 (Archive of Our Own) post, A Dream Width post, An [insert your social media of choice] post, your own blog site. Just make sure it's words. No art, video, puppetry, audio, or anything that isn't words. Just words.
Also if you do create an post in a language other than English (please do) please also provide an English translation. Unfortunately I only speak /write/understand English
Q: Why Just Words?
A: This is a writing prompt thang, for fun. Keyword- Writing
Q: Are there any other rules I should be aware of?
A: Nope. The only limits on your story are the cube icons, and your imagination. Any Doctor, Any Time, Any Space, Any companion, any combination thereof. Have fun.
[ Please note: I am in no way associated with StoryCubes, nor the BBC, nor Doctor Who, nor any of the copyright nor intellectual property holders of any of the aforementioned trademarks / copyright / properties ]