Saturday, February 25, 2017

RoM 08: Voting Closed

Voting is now closed for the 8th Annual "River of Mnemosyne."  The winner will be announced on February 26th!

The votes are now public.  Check the Voting post.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

RoM 08: Voting

VOTING: "RIVER OF MNEMOSYNE"

The river flow has stopped!  Get out of the water and vote on your favorite entries.

In order, vote for your Top 3 in the comments.   Remember, you must have submitted a Muse 1 AND a Muse 2 in order to be able to vote.



You have through the end of the 24th of February to vote.  The winner will be announced on the 26th.

The Muses:
  • Muse 1: "Covering the Ground with Big Intentions"
  • Muse 2: "A Little Death Is Good for the Soul"
  • Muse 3: "Silver Cruets and Tiny Spoons"
  • Muse 4: "Whatcha Gonna Do When All the Girls Are Gone?"
  • Muse 5: "Alcázar Down"
  • Muse 6: "Telling a Room Full of Strangers About My Love Life"
  • Muse 7: "When the Door Is Ajar"
  • Muse 8: "Conquering the Stumbling Blocks Comes Easier When the Conqueror Is in Tune with the Infinite"
  • Muse 9: "The Unbearable Weight of Gravitas"

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Reminder: RoM 08

Remember, you now have through the 20th to submit your Muses.  Voting will begin on February 21st and you can't vote unless you have linked a Muse 1 AND a Muse 2.

And if you have no idea what's going on, check out the rules for February's challenge here: 8th Annual "River of Mnemosyne" Challenge.

Don't forget that we operate on Greenwich Mean Time.



Don't sign up until you've posted the entry on your site and link that entry directly (not your blog home page).  In the meantime, leave a comment and let us know you're game!

Post as soon as you're ready.

The Muses:
  • Muse 1: "Covering the Ground with Big Intentions"
  • Muse 2: "A Little Death Is Good for the Soul"
  • Muse 3: "Silver Cruets and Tiny Spoons"
  • Muse 4: "Whatcha Gonna Do When All the Girls Are Gone?"
  • Muse 5: "Alcázar Down"
  • Muse 6: "Telling a Room Full of Strangers About My Love Life"
  • Muse 7: "When the Door Is Ajar"
  • Muse 8: "Conquering the Stumbling Blocks Comes Easier When the Conqueror Is in Tune with the Infinite"
  • Muse 9: "The Unbearable Weight of Gravitas"

Saturday, February 11, 2017

RoM 08-9: "The Unbearable Weight of Gravitas"

Courtesy of Baino, the ninth and final Muse is:

"THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF GRAVITAS"

This is the ninth part of your overall entry.  Remember, there will not be a vote until all the Muses are in or we run out of time.

And if you have no idea what's going on, check out the rules for February's challenge here: 8th Annual "River of Mnemosyne" Challenge.

UPDATE: The deadline for entries is now February 20th!


Voting will begin on February 21st.  Remember, we operate on Greenwich Mean Time.



*Don't forget to submit a Muse if your link is one of the first EIGHT (if you link more than one of the first eight, submit a Muse each time you link).  If you do not, your link will be deleted and you will have to re-link.  Email the admins (all of 'em) with your Muse!

Don't sign up until you've posted the entry on your site and link that entry directly (not your blog home page).  In the meantime, leave a comment and let us know you're game!

Post as soon as you're ready.

The Muses so far:
  1. "Covering the Ground with Big Intentions"
  2. "A Little Death Is Good for the Soul"
  3. "Silver Cruets and Tiny Spoons"
  4. "Whatcha Gonna Do When All the Girls Are Gone?"
  5. "Alcázar Down"
  6. "Telling a Room Full of Strangers About My Love Life"
  7. "When the Door Is Ajar"
  8. "Conquering the Stumbling Blocks Comes Easier When the Conqueror Is in Tune with the Infinite"
  9. "The Unbearable Weight of Gravitas"

Friday, February 10, 2017

RoM 08-8: "Conquering the Stumbling Blocks Comes Easier When the Conqueror Is in Tune with the Infinite"

Courtesy of Siobhan, the eighth Muse is:

"CONQUERING THE STUMBLING BLOCKS COMES EASIER WHEN THE CONQUEROR IS IN TUNE WITH THE INFINITE"

This is only the eighth part of your overall entry.  Remember, there will not be a vote until all the Muses are in or we run out of time.

And if you have no idea what's going on, check out the rules for February's challenge here: 8th Annual "River of Mnemosyne" Challenge.

UPDATE: The deadline for entries is now February 20th!


Voting will begin on February 21st.  Remember, we operate on Greenwich Mean Time.



*Don't forget to submit a Muse if your link is one of the first EIGHT (if you link more than one of the first eight, submit a Muse each time you link).  If you do not, your link will be deleted and you will have to re-link.  Email the admins (all of 'em) with your Muse!

Don't sign up until you've posted the entry on your site and link that entry directly (not your blog home page).  In the meantime, leave a comment and let us know you're game!

Post as soon as you're ready.

The Muses so far:
  1. "Covering the Ground with Big Intentions"
  2. "A Little Death Is Good for the Soul"
  3. "Silver Cruets and Tiny Spoons"
  4. "Whatcha Gonna Do When All the Girls Are Gone?"
  5. "Alcázar Down"
  6. "Telling a Room Full of Strangers About My Love Life"
  7. "When the Door Is Ajar"
  8. "Conquering the Stumbling Blocks Comes Easier When the Conqueror Is in Tune with the Infinite"

Thursday, February 9, 2017

RoM 08-7: "When the Door is Ajar"

Courtesy of Tom, the seventh Muse is:

"WHEN THE DOOR IS AJAR"

This is only the seventh part of your overall entry.  Remember, there will not be a vote until all the Muses are in or we run out of time.

And if you have no idea what's going on, check out the rules for February's challenge here: 8th Annual "River of Mnemosyne" Challenge.



*Don't forget to submit a Muse if your link is one of the first EIGHT (if you link more than one of the first eight, submit a Muse each time you link).  If you do not, your link will be deleted and you will have to re-link.  Email the admins (all of 'em) with your Muse!

Don't sign up until you've posted the entry on your site and link that entry directly (not your blog home page).  In the meantime, leave a comment and let us know you're game!

Post as soon as you're ready.

The Muses so far:
  1. "Covering the Ground with Big Intentions"
  2. "A Little Death Is Good for the Soul"
  3. "Silver Cruets and Tiny Spoons"
  4. "Whatcha Gonna Do When All the Girls Are Gone?"
  5. "Alcázar Down"
  6. "Telling a Room Full of Strangers About My Love Life"
  7. "When the Door Is Ajar"

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

RoM 08-6: "Telling a Room Full of Strangers About My Love Life"

Courtesy of Siobhan, the sixth Muse is:

"TELLING A ROOM FULL OF STRANGERS ABOUT MY LOVE LIFE"

This is only the sixth part of your overall entry.  Remember, there will not be a vote until all the Muses are in or we run out of time.

And if you have no idea what's going on, check out the rules for February's challenge here: 8th Annual "River of Mnemosyne" Challenge.



*Don't forget to submit a Muse if your link is one of the first EIGHT (if you link more than one of the first eight, submit a Muse each time you link).  If you do not, your link will be deleted and you will have to re-link.  Email the admins (all of 'em) with your Muse!

Don't sign up until you've posted the entry on your site and link that entry directly (not your blog home page).  In the meantime, leave a comment and let us know you're game!

Post as soon as you're ready.

The Muses so far:
  1. "Covering the Ground with Big Intentions"
  2. "A Little Death Is Good for the Soul"
  3. "Silver Cruets and Tiny Spoons"
  4. "Whatcha Gonna Do When All the Girls Are Gone?"
  5. "Alcázar Down"
  6. "Telling a Room Full of Strangers About My Love Life"

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

RoM 08-5: "Alcázar Down"

Courtesy of Patti, the fifth Muse is:

"ALCÁZAR DOWN"

This is only the fifth part of your overall entry.  Remember, there will not be a vote until all the Muses are in or we run out of time.

And if you have no idea what's going on, check out the rules for February's challenge here: 8th Annual "River of Mnemosyne" Challenge.



*Don't forget to submit a Muse if your link is one of the first EIGHT (if you link more than one of the first eight, submit a Muse each time you link).  If you do not, your link will be deleted and you will have to re-link.  Email the admins (all of 'em) with your Muse!

Don't sign up until you've posted the entry on your site and link that entry directly (not your blog home page).  In the meantime, leave a comment and let us know you're game!

Post as soon as you're ready.

The Muses so far:
  1. "Covering the Ground with Big Intentions"
  2. "A Little Death Is Good for the Soul"
  3. "Silver Cruets and Tiny Spoons"
  4. "Whatcha Gonna Do When All the Girls Are Gone?"
  5. "Alcázar Down"

Monday, February 6, 2017

RoM 08-4: "Whatcha Gonna Do When All the Girls Are Gone?"

Courtesy of Siobhan, the fourth Muse is:

"WHATCHA GONNA DO WHEN ALL THE GIRLS ARE GONE?"

This is only the fourth part of your overall entry.  Remember, there will not be a vote until all the Muses are in or we run out of time.

And if you have no idea what's going on, check out the rules for February's challenge here: 8th Annual "River of Mnemosyne" Challenge.



*Don't forget to submit a Muse if your link is one of the first EIGHT (if you link more than one of the first eight, submit a Muse each time you link).  If you do not, your link will be deleted and you will have to re-link.  Email the admins (all of 'em) with your Muse!

Don't sign up until you've posted the entry on your site and link that entry directly (not your blog home page).  In the meantime, leave a comment and let us know you're game!

Post as soon as you're ready.

The Muses so far:
  1. "Covering the Ground with Big Intentions"
  2. "A Little Death Is Good for the Soul"
  3. "Silver Cruets and Tiny Spoons"
  4. "Whatcha Gonna Do When All the Girls Are Gone?"

Sunday, February 5, 2017

RoM 08-3: "Silver Cruets and Tiny Spoons"

Courtesy of Baino, the third Muse is:

"SILVER CRUETS AND TINY SPOONS"

This is only the third part of your overall entry.  Remember, there will not be a vote until all the Muses are in or we run out of time.

And if you have no idea what's going on, check out the rules for February's challenge here: 8th Annual "River of Mnemosyne" Challenge.



*Don't forget to submit a Muse if your link is one of the first EIGHT (if you link more than one of the first eight, submit a Muse each time you link).  If you do not, your link will be deleted and you will have to re-link.  Email the admins (all of 'em) with your Muse!

Don't sign up until you've posted the entry on your site and link that entry directly (not your blog home page).  In the meantime, leave a comment and let us know you're game!

Post as soon as you're ready.

The Muses so far:
  1. "Covering the Ground with Big Intentions"
  2. "A Little Death Is Good for the Soul"
  3. "Silver Cruets and Tiny Spoons"

Saturday, February 4, 2017

RoM 08-2: "A Little Death Is Good for the Soul"

Courtesy of Tom, the second Muse is:

"A LITTLE DEATH IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL"

This is only the second part of your overall entry.  Remember, there will not be a vote until all the Muses are in or we run out of time.

And if you have no idea what's going on, check out the rules for February's challenge here: 8th Annual "River of Mnemosyne" Challenge.



*Don't forget to submit a Muse if your link is one of the first EIGHT (if you link more than one of the first eight, submit a Muse each time you link).  If you do not, your link will be deleted and you will have to re-link.  Email the admins (all of 'em) with your Muse!

Don't sign up until you've posted the entry on your site and link that entry directly (not your blog home page).  In the meantime, leave a comment and let us know you're game!

Post as soon as you're ready.

The Muses so far:
  1. "Covering the Ground With Big Intentions"
  2. "A Little Death Is Good for the Soul"

Thursday, February 2, 2017

RoM 08-1: "Covering the Ground with Big Intentions"

We're officially back for the EIGHTH river!

Let's get wet, shall we?  Courtesy of last year's winner, the first Muse is:

"COVERING THE GROUND WITH BIG INTENTIONS"

Don't forget that this is only the first part (hopefully) of your overall entry, and there will not be a vote until all the Muses are in or we run out of time.

And if you have no idea what's going on, check out the rules for February's challenge here: 8th Annual "River of Mnemosyne" Challenge.



*Don't forget to submit a Muse if your link is one of the first EIGHT (if you link more than one of the first eight, submit a Muse each time you link).  If you do not, your link will be deleted and you will have to re-link.  Email the admins (all of 'em) with your Muse!

Don't sign up until you've posted the entry on your site and link that entry directly (not your blog home page).  In the meantime, leave a comment and let us know you're game!

Post as soon as you're ready.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

8th Annual "River of Mnemosyne" Challenge

Announcing:

RIVER OF MNEMOSYNE, 2017

Welcome to the EIGHTH ANNUAL "RIVER OF MNEMOSYNE" Challenge.  Please read these rules carefully.

The Challenge

1. For the challenge, you are creating a single overall work (in any format) that will encompass all of the posted Muses this month.  Each participant may only submit one (1) entry for the challenge. Basically, your first post is "Muse 1," your second post is "Muse 2," etc. There will be nine (9) designated Muses for a total of nine (9) chapters.  You have until February 15th to finish your entry.

2. The goal is to tell a complete story (be it visual or written) through all nine Muses, but you can end your story at any time; after any Muse. To designate your ending, just write a big "The End" at the end of your final entry.

The Muses

3. The first Muse has been selected at random and your first entry will be based on that. The subsequent Muses will be chosen based on the fastest submissions. The first person to link an entry picks the first Muse. The second person to link an entry (any entry) picks the second Muse, and so on. In all likelihood, this means that the people who link in positions 1 through 9 on the link widget will pick the nine (9) Muses.
  • To submit a Muse, simply email the admin at IrreX2@aol.com with the Muse.
  • New Muses will post at 12:00 AM, EST, the day after the admin receives the submitted Muse (no more than one Muse will post in a day).
4. Participants will link their blog entries using a link widget.  We will be using one widget for the entire exercise, so participants need to denote the chapter number of their specific entries each time they link.  Example:
  1. Aaron Adams (Muse 1)
  2. Brenda Billings (Muse 1)
  3. Aaron Adams (Muse 2)
  4. Aaron Adams (Muse 3)
  5. Brenda Billings (Muse 2)
  6. Charles Cox (Muse 1)
  7. and so on...
5. Do not skip Muses or do them out of order.  Also, do not combine Muses into one post.

6. Other than that, do as much or as little as you'd like.  You can dictate your own pace; approach this at warp speed or just mosey along.  It doesn't matter how far along you are compared to how far along the other challengers are.  Your entries for the first Muse can be linked starting February 2nd.

The Vote

7. Voting begins on February 16th and ends on February 24th.  You'll be voting for the participant's overall body of work. If you don't vote, you can't win.  Anyone who posts a "Muse 1" AND a "Muse 2" is allowed to vote, regardless if they continue on in the challenge.

8. In addition to normal voting, completing Muses 1 through 9 will add bonus points to your final vote tally (the value of the bonus points is based on the number of participants).

 9. The winner will be announced on February 26th. Feel free to barrage us with questions and suggestions.

RoM 09: Winner

The winner of the 9th Annual "River of Mnemosyne" is: Baino! Yay, Baino !  A winner of RoM 02 and RoM 05 , Baino joins Tom ...