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June 30th, 2011, 01:00 PM
Hello POW'ers. I am a million miles behind everything this week. I'll tidy these threads later. For now, as Ilaekae asked under the POW#51 discussion thread, we welcome members to suggest topics & ideas for the POW! that you might want to see tackled.
June 30th, 2011, 01:04 PM
I have a few -
History, Revised with Comedy
World Building Journey
A Cyberpunk/Steampunk Love Story
Weird Superhero Romance
Coherent Action Scene (perhaps with certain props included as essential ingredients - like, you have to include a moped, a newspaper and a phonebox)
July 3rd, 2011, 03:49 PM
Just a few ideas:
Sci Fi love story
Fairies vs Goblins - A war story
Calling it quits
September 4th, 2011, 07:24 PM
These are suggestions made by forum people that I pulled from an old thread...a few of which we already did, and one of which (the first one) I broke into a repeating theme by geography, era, etc., that will pop up every once in a while...
Native People's Legends (Pierce9)
Ghost Posing as a Living Person (Official Lamp)
Erotica (Naomi Ningishzidda)
Take a popular story premise and reimagine it as a period piece-- how would Dr. Frankenstein have created his monster in the 1600's? Or, what would Pandora have done with the box in WWII Germany? (sanya)
Real lives of Super Heros (sanya)
Yourself at Art College (Angel Intheuk)
Illustrate an event in your past (Angel Intheuk)
The first day of a new job, that feeling of anticipation followed by the slap of reality (Angel Intheuk)
What would constitute a utopian future? (Angel Intheuk)
A miracle renewable non-polluting energy source is found, how do you picture our future after this miracle? (Angel Intheuk)
A sentimental moment (Kuroyue)
Post Apocalyptic Art Teacher: Maybe they use new tools for art? Maybe they are like traveling salesmen on mutant steeds, who travel the wasteland, trading lessons for items of artistic interest? Maybe they run life drawing classes with a chained down zombie as the model. (Droid)
When you live in the sticks! (OmenSpirits)
I think it would be interesting to do challenges based not just on different plot themes, but on the technical side of comic as well. For example: a story with only identical square panels, a 'silent' comic, something more experimental suggested by a Scott McCloud book or something Alan Moore has surely already done better but that is too cool not to try our hands at it. (Ariel9)
September 4th, 2011, 07:30 PM
...aannnnndd these are from a really old thread that we used to schedule our Tenth Challenge. Lot of nice possibilities, and we may have already tried a variation of some of them.
...followed by the number of additional mentions (*)...
He made me do it! **
Close Encounters **
Poe short story (and variations) *****
Four 13-year-old Japanese schoolgirls highjack a NASA flight to the moon
A civil war between Hollywood hairdressers *
One of those days when nothing goes right
Giant bug things *
Trying to do something where everybody involved is "over-the-top" politically correct
The world's most incompetent terrorists
Alabama declares war on Sweden/Italy/Mongolia
Quotes of Ilaekae (NO WAY!)
It's Alive! **
The Final Stand **
10 (as in a number/theme/symbol and variations mentioned) ****
Something's not right here **
That's the Beauty of it! **
The Barman's Tale *
Close Encounters with 13-year-old Japanese Schoolgirls (Again--NO WAY!) *
His First Hunt
Is it Me? **
The Shop of Superpowers *
Any Story in the Public Domain
Here are a few I'm adding, and I seconded a few of the above...
War of the Sexes
It's a Male (or Female) Thing
The Golem (any interpretation)
The Vegetable Revolution
Never ask Grandma about your family history
Fast Food (Hunting/Gathering in the 21st Century)
That Funky Monkey
League of Extraordinary Idiots
Oompa Loompa Showdown
Midget Strike Back
Pannies Sniffing Kids
"a tribute to Frank Frazzeta"
"An emo story"
"It has no shame!"
"anything with Cthulhu is fine by me..."
"Weird Conspiracy theories"
- A Wiccan Hippie goes grocery shopping.
- A curmudgeonly old man teaches idiot teenagers about art.
- Hey! Look what I found in my beard!
Psychotic old man chokes 34-year-old idiot to death and teaches forum how to make long pork chili.
The Adventures of OutdoorsMan, the homeless superhero!
Star Wars tribute!
retelling of a myth or legend
League of Extrodinary Idiots
February 14th, 2012, 06:35 AM
The next 2 I'm (probably) going with from Sunday are
58 A - The Power behind the Throne (must include superheroes)
58 B - Murder in the Manor (Period Drama)
and then some 58 C topic tied to those 2 somehow.