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[ACTIVITY] The Creative Collective [2022]

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January’s Prompts
Scribe Circle & Canvas Circle

Revisiting

This month, in the spirit of the new year, we’d like to invite you to revisit and redo a piece you created some time ago—show off the progession of your skill and/or changes in your style! The piece you revisit does not have to have been created for the Creative Collective, and can be as old as you wish. Be sure to show off both the old and the new so that everyone can see just how far you’ve come!

 

Adventure Circle

Squishing Bugs

A new year often starts off with the best of intentions—‘new year, new me’ and all that. This month, we’re looking to help foster a cleanly Adventure environment by asking you to revisit your old code and work out any bugs you may find. And, if you haven’t got any bugs to squish, work on tidying up your code and fixing anything that you may have been meaning to go back and fix.

Submission Template

Using this template is not required, but is provided to offer you an easy, empty bbcode template to grab each month. Feel free to edit this to your heart’s content!

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Have an idea for a prompt?

We encourage players to submit ideas for prompts to be used in future months! If you have an idea for a prompt, please submit it to us by echoing Crow or Dove using the form below:

[b]Circle:[/b] (scribe, canvas, or adventure)
[b]Prompt Title:[/b] (title for your prompt)
[b]Prompt Text:[/b] (a paragraph or two outlining the prompt itself)

If your prompt is selected for use, you will receive a Golden Ticket as a thank you, as well as credit for the prompt’s creation. Please note that we may not feature every prompt we receive. Still, we’re grateful for your contributions!

Posted Jan 1, edited Jan 1


The Creative Collective is the overarching term for our monthly prompt-based creative initiative! It is made up of four different circles: the scribe circle, the canvas circle, the roleplay circle, and the adventure circle. Players are encouraged to participate in these activities in order to get those creative juices flowing and, equally importantly, earn prizes!

The Creative Collective runs on a monthly rotation. Each month, we will open submissions for the current set of prompts. The submission period will remain open from the first through the last day of the month. During the next month’s rotation, feedback may be provided on the previous month’s submissions.

Timeline Example:
  • January: “Blue Dog” submissions
  • February: “Red Cat” submissions; “Blue Dog” feedback
  • March: “Yellow Dragon” submissions; “Red Cat” feedback

Rules & Guidelines
Creative Submission Guidelines
  • In order to have your submission counted, you must ensure that it is complete and meets all of the guideline specifications of the circle for which it was created:
    • Scribe Circle: Must be a piece of writing which took approximately 30 minutes of effort.
    • Canvas Circle: Must be a piece of artwork refined at least to the point of being a cleaned sketch.
    • Roleplay Circle: A minimum of 3 RP posts containing at least one substantial paragraph of writing.
    • Adventure Circle: Must have spent approximately 30 minutes working on your adventure while achieving some notable progress. Must present a changelog and link to the adventure, if published.
  • Submissions must be entirely new work created for the chosen prompt.
  • Submissions, or links to them, must be labeled and posted in this thread, with the content posted on Mycena Cave itself (in this thread, musings, or pet profile). You should be using the same submission post for all of your Creative Circle entries for the month.
  • All submissions must have an on-site representation of the focus character. Please be sure to clearly indicate which character it is you’re using to respond to the prompt. Your characters do not have to fit into the Mycena Cave canon.
  • Submissions must adhere to Mycena Cave’s content guidelines.
  • All submissions must be posted (or linked to) in this thread by 23:59 ST on the last day of each month.
  • Refrain from editing your submission and your submission post once the deadline has passed. Once the monthly final compilation has been posted, you are welcome to continue working on your submissions as desired.
  • Each player may only provide one submission for each of the month’s prompts.
Feedback Guidelines
  • If you do wish to receive feedback on your work, you must clearly state as such when you post it.
  • In order to encourage quality feedback, we expect players to provide at least three sentences worth of commentary on the pieces they are providing feedback for.
  • You will earn one ticket in the feedback raffle for each submission you provide feedback for.
  • When commenting on another player’s submission, remember to be constructive and courteous. Do not offer intense or harsh criticism unless the author has clearly stated that they are open to such.

Rewards
Creative Circle Submissions

Participation in each of the circles will earn you Stickers, which then earn you rewards at certain checkpoints. This is a work-in-progress feature at the moment, and will be compiled manually by staff until implementation. More details on the Sticker feature in general will be made available upon the feature’s release, but for the purpose of the Creative Collective, they are as follows:

  • Participation in the Scribe, Canvas, Roleplay, and/or Adventure circle will earn you a blue sticker for each submission.
  • Three blue stickers earn you one Bag of Wonders.
Feedback Raffle

Rewards for providing feedback on others’ submissions are as follows:

  • Each feedback comment that meets our guidelines earns you one ticket in the feedback raffle.
  • At the end of each feedback round, we will raffle off one set of OotS items from that month, as well as one Forever coat.
    • Essentially, each feedback raffle will have two separate winners.
Participation Prize

Meeting the following participation requirements will earn you 1 Golden Ticket each:

  • Canvas Circle submission
  • Scribe Circle submission
  • At least one Roleplay Circle submission
  • Adventure Circle submission
  • At least one Feedback post

This puts the total number of Golden Tickets you may earn per round at 5. Golden Tickets are an item which you can sell from your inventory for 3600 nuggets - this way, you may purchase gems or keep the nuggets if you prefer!

Posted Jan 1


Feedback?: Yes or No

put your submission in here! or don’t use the spoiler if you don’t want to!


Feedback?: Yes or No

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Feedback?: Yes or No (only for published adventures)

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Feedback:

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Posted Jan 1


Feedback?: No thanks, not this time.



Feedback?: No thank you.

Sunspot, same concept, different style. A nice reminder that I like doing water-color things sometimes; I still like the old one, even more than the new one.

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Feedback?: No — it’s not published yet!

Spiritual Guidance
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Feedback:

Ashlar‘s canvas circle: I’ve been enamored by the Zoddo family for a long time, and I always take great joy when I notice dodo shenanigans in the creative collective! My first thought when I saw these was that the crisp styling you used would make them read great as small avatars, so I had to go check the discord and — sure enough — they look excellent! The small differences in the eyes and mouth come across really well even when they’re downscaled, and they’re both so cute.

Firkasa‘s canvas circle: It’s so cool to see art in a physical medium posted here!! I love the stylistic rendition of this crow, and its little spaghetti legs especially melt my heart. Working with anything that’s mostly a solid color, but especially when that color is black, risks losing clarity, so I’m super impressed by all the definition you achieved. The threads that break up the areas like the beak, the little feather tufts on the head, the tail, etc. achieve such nice boundaries while still letting it be a solid black crow overall. It’s just so neat. :’)

Nonnavlis‘s canvas circle: Honeysuckle my beloved. <3 While I’m in love with the design of the character, I especially adore your rendition! The pose looks so sweet and innocent, which I suspect is a ruse after seeing a burglar’s pack on her profile… Sneaky criminal bun. I love how it looks like she could be holding something in her lap; it really evokes that feeling that while she’s looking darling now, she might pull out a crowbar in a second. I also find rabbits to have challenging physiology whenever I’ve tried to make one anthropomorphic, so I’m super impressed by how clearly she looks like a rabbit/bunny even when I only look from shoulders down.

Posted Jan 9, edited Jan 16


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2017
The drawing served as a gift for a random person from one group on social networks. Unfortunately, I will no longer be able to find an image of the original character to use as a reference. Just like I won’t be able to find the owner of this pony to give him new art.


2022
Well…I still have the same problems with wings and color :D

Posted Jan 10


Feedback?: Sure!

Here is my entry, featuring Ilarya! It’s a rewrite of a bit from January of… 2018. jeez


Feedback?: Sure!

Redraw of this piece from 2020

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Feedback?: n/a

I did an entry for Nyf’s tarot card adventure!
Feedback:

(list your feedback for last month’s entries here)

Posted Jan 11, edited Jan 18


Feedback?: Yes please! There’s always more to learn~!

This submission is a redraw of a piece from 2018 of Charlie and Ripley
I changed some things about it, and overall I’m pleased with the result. :D

and here is the original from 2018!

Posted Jan 13, edited Jan 14


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put your submission in here! or don’t use the spoiler if you don’t want to!


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I’m still getting the hang of digital art and including color in my drawings, so I thought I’d redo my limited palette drawing from February! I still don’t love it, but I do like the new drawing much better than the previous one.

February 2021:

January 2022:

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Feedback?: N/A

A Coffee Amidst Chaos

Changelog:
- added nodes for the left and right intersections
- created a temporary list of future to-dos and priorities under the adventure description page
- change the defeat command title and text
- reroute “walk towards the left/right intersection” commands to their respective nodes
- move “encounter a hero” and “someone needs help” to left intersection node
- move “encounter a villain” and “a falling street light” to right intersection node
- slightly edit start command text
- add a node for the street with the coffee shop

Feedback:

Firkasa‘s canvas circle: First of all, I love the medium you chose; just looking at this piece makes me feel warm and cozy, and now you’re making me want to learn more about fiber arts! You have an impressive grasp on shape usage; like Nyfeaena said, it can be challenging to mainly use a single color for a piece, so I’m really impressed at how you arranged the different shapes to create a clear, aesthetically impressive composition. There are so many things I love about this piece: the placement of the eye, the long little legs, the coffee that reads so clearly as a cup of coffee despite being a little box. I’d love to see more work in this medium in the future!

teaunicorn‘s canvas circle: Oooh, this is such a cute gijinka! The pose you’ve drawn them in looks so sweet and dainty (particularly the way you’ve crossed the legs, it gives me a very glamorous impression), and the minimalist shading feels like a good choice for the overall look! I like the small details, like the slight color change in the cheeks and the fingertips, and the comparative complexity of the eyes keeps drawing my attention; the contrast between the detail in the eyes and the rest of the piece creates a great focus, and I keep noticing different little aspects the more I look at them. Nice work!

Nonnavlis‘s canvas circle: I already loved both Honeysuckle and your art style, and my goodness, do the two look gorgeous together! The pastel tint of the colors you used adds to the soft, innocent appearance of the piece, making the viewer feel like she’s easy to trust — just as Honeysuckle would want, I expect! Even the softly textured edges of the shape in the background add to the look, and work better than I think a fully rounded circle might have. From the pose you chose to the gentle expression, I can clearly get a sense of Api’s deceptively cute character in your rendition!

Posted Jan 13, edited Jan 22


Feedback?: Yes please! :)

whoops! there’s nothing here yet! :0
Posted Jan 13


Feedback?: Yes

put your submission in here! or don’t use the spoiler if you don’t want to!


Feedback?: Sure but please be easy. Warning for LARGE images. XD


The original from around 2009. It’s really rough, it pains me to look at it, honestly. This is Illcira, she was a part of a huge creative project that I sort of drifted away from but I’ve always liked her character. So I figured I’d dust her off and get her an update.

The Update! Changed quite a few things, unfortunately I don’t have time to fully render and do everything I wanted. So just imagine that as hardwood floors and tent like walls and what have you. Pardon the messy coloring in the background, legit just laid it down and went with it. XD Maybe I’ll go back and finish one day.

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Feedback?: Yes or No (only for published adventures)

put your submission in here! or don’t use the spoiler if you don’t want to!
Feedback:

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Posted Jan 14

Scribe Circle:
Wherein ...

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Canvas Circle:


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Adventure Circle:

Adventure Circle: Jan2022 - Squishing Bugs

Revisiting some old adventure code to see if I can manage to figure out how to make global commands finally work.

- created the adventure, made it non-canon, and set the number of players
- set some adventure tags
- set player HP
- gave the adventure a one-line description
- added some embark page text
- went through the reference guide to see if I could figure out what went wrong the first time
- failed to figure out what went wrong the first time
- renamed the beginning node
- copied over some text from an old adventure for the embark page
- created command 3
- brought over the text and info for the previous command 3 from my old adventure
- tried to set the start command to execute command 3 but it’s not showing up in the dropdown
- had to use the legacy editor to manually set command 3, but now it says invalid selection
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Posted Jan 15, edited Jan 16


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Feedback:

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Posted Jan 15
Canvas Circle

New:

Original:

Scribe Circle:

With his back stooped Grex shifted his grip with a grunt and trudged through the sandy expanse before him. The cool breeze of the night shifting the sands before him, and smoke and the spec of light of a fire still blazing from the crashed sabotaged ship at his back

Calloused hands, blunt words, sharp eyes, sharp teeth, and a scowl. Grex had never considered himself kind. Never once had he thought to use the word to describe himself. He had never been nice, a good kid, no one had ever called him a helpful young man, or looked at him naturally kindly. There was no good will in the world that had surrounded his youth.

He wasn’t good. He told himself throughout his life. And if he wasn’t good he wouldn’t have to expect anything good from life. His hopes would never be up. Always tempered and fair unlike anything else in life.

“I’m not kind. ”

A low chuckle sounds in his ear, “I wouldn’t…say that. Nev’r thought you’d be the sort ta save me?” Luka had finally woken up, and first thing the hero was doing was teasing him. Grex lets out a huff as he gentle shifts the hero’s position on his back once more.

He rolls his eyes and grunts out in response, “Doesn’t mean anything.” He didn’t have enough energy to play any games with Luka or to make any witting comebacks, and he doubted Luka did either after pulling him out of the wreckage.

“Yeah?” Luka’s voice croaked and cracked in his ear, and the scowl on Grex’s lips deepened. The sound of the heroes broken voice in his ear made his stomach twist, and his brow furrow at the thought of how fragile this man, this supposedly invincible hero, really was, “Then…why’re ya doin’ it?” He weakly asked.

In his course forward Grex faltered in his step slightly, but kept going on. Grex had fought Luka time and time again. Some fights he won and some fights he lost, and sometimes they didn’t even do that. Sometimes thing were good and calm, and sometimes Luka actually laughed and smiled at him. He was one of the few people who did. But never had he seen Luka look like how he did now. He had never seen this annoying, invincible human look so…mortal and pitiful before.
“You just…”  He faltered as the images of Luka’s still body beneath the wreckage flashed through his mind. It scared him, plain, and simple. That face that last smiled at him and treated him kindly, actually kindly, “Looked so pathetic. Can’t let you be offed by someone other than me.”

His head was pressed against the expanse of Grex’s back, his limbs limp and covered in dirt and ash at his sides and swinging with each uneven step the Talmarian took back toward the nearest civilization.

“I owe you.” Luka mutters out his voice tired, and his eyelids flickering open and closed as sleep wished to take his body once again.

“No. No, you don’t.” Grex gritted out as a new twist in the pit of his stomach tore through him. Panic filled him as the lines began to blur.

But it didn’t matter anymore in this moment as Luka’s eyes drifted closed, his energy spent for the time being, and his entire body calling out for rest. Peaceful, even breaths were heard in Grex’s ear as he walked further through the desert with the hero carried upon his back.

With his back stooped Grex shifted his grip with a grunt and trudged through the sandy expanse before him. The cool breeze of the night shifting the sands before him, and smoke and the speck of light, the fire still blazing from the crashed sabotaged ship at his back

Calloused hands, blunt words, sharp eyes, sharp teeth, and a scowl. Grex had never considered himself kind. Never once had he thought to use the word to describe himself. He had never been nice, a good kid, no one had ever called him a helpful young man, or looked at him naturally kindly. There was no good will in the world that had surrounded his youth.

He wasn’t good. He told himself throughout his life. And if he wasn’t good he wouldn’t have to expect anything good from life. His hopes would never be up. Always tempered and fair unlike anything else in life.

“I’m not kind. ”

A low chuckle sounds in his ear, “I wouldn’t…say that. Nev’r thought you’d be the sort ta save me?” Luka had finally woken up, and first thing the hero was doing was teasing him. Grex lets out a huff as he gentle shifts the hero’s position on his back once more.

He rolls his eyes and grunts out in response, “Doesn’t mean anything.” He didn’t have enough energy to play any games with Luka or to make any witty comebacks.He doubted Luka did either after pulling him out of the wreckage, but the human kept surprising him just like the day they met.

“Yeah?” Luka’s voice croaked and cracked in his ear, and the scowl on Grex’s lips deepened. The sound of the heroes broken voice in his ear made his stomach twist, and his brow furrow at the thought of how fragile this man, this supposedly invincible hero, really was, “Then…why’re ya doin’ it?” He weakly asked, his words slurred from exhaustion.

In his course forward Grex faltered in his steps slightly, but kept going on. Grex had fought Luka time and time again. Some fights he won and some fights he lost, and sometimes they didn’t even do that. Sometimes thing were good and calm, and sometimes Luka actually laughed and smiled at him. He was one of the few people who did. But never had he seen Luka look like how he did now. He had never seen this annoying, invincible human look so…mortal and pitiful before.

“You just…”  He faltered as the images of Luka’s still body beneath the wreckage flashed through his mind. It scared him, plain, and simple. That face that last smiled at him and treated him kindly, actually kindly, “Looked so pathetic. Can’t let you be offed by someone other than me.”

His head was pressed against the expanse of Grex’s back, his limbs limp and covered in dirt and ash at his sides and swinging with each uneven step the Talmarian took back toward the nearest civilization.

“I owe you.” Luka mutters out his voice tired, and his eyelids flickering open and closed as sleep wished to take his body once again.

“No. No, you don’t.” Grex gritted out as a new twist in the pit of his stomach tore through him. Panic filled him as the lines began to blur. He was a villain and Luka was a hero. He was bad and Luka was good. Everything had been black and white up to this point. Everything had been clear. He had known where he stood this morning…before he had heard that Luka’s ship had been tampered with.

Even in the hot desert his next breath felt cold and frigid as it pricked and stabbed at his lungs, his chest, his heart.

“You’re wrong.” Grex utters out.

But it didn’t matter anymore as Luka’s eyes had drifted closed, his energy spent for the time being, and his entire body calling out for rest. Peaceful, even breaths were heard in Grex’s ear as he walked further through the desert with the hero carried upon his back.

Everything was different and confusing now.

His mismatched eyes glance toward the distant horizon.

It was all muddled like the sun bleeding into the sky.

Posted Jan 17, edited 13 hours ago

 


 


 


 


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optimistic about actually finishing at least one this month!

Posted Jan 21


1. On Helicopter Wings
2. Delivery to the Heart
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Adventure: Soup, Stones, Snakes - Mapping the Cave
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Posted Jan 22


Feedback?: Sure!
Revisited the first image I drew of Akasha with his updated design and showcasing a different stage of his powers!
(slightly creepy imagery)

Posted 15 hours ago


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Posted 13 hours ago
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