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Poetry Fishbowl and the Origami Mage

An interesting thing happened in the last two Poetry Fishbowls  .

In March, the theme was elements and elemental spirits, stretching it a bit, I offered 'origami magic' as a prompt (after all if both wood and water are elements, paper as a secondary element would fit, wouldn't it? ).

The result was 'Folded Wings' and... a very pleasant kind of mayhem ensued, at least 2 people wanted to sponsor it and quite a few more said they wanted more poems (one even wanted a series of novels) about the origami mage.

April's theme was 'high fantasy', and I couldn't resist, my prompt was 'a magic duel / competition / competitive quest between the origami mage and a kirigami mage'.

Once again ysabetwordsmith rose to the challenge, and wrote "Cutting and Folding" that, again, was very much liked.

ysabetwordsmith  and I commented back and forth, I asked her permission to submit the origami mage as a prompt for the next sketch-fest  and the idea came up of a possible crowd-funding project : a collection of poems and illustrations by different artists about a whole school of origami mages (and possibly a few other schools too: kirigami, for instance).

Would you be interested in a project of this kind?


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 8th, 2010 10:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
I appreciate the signal boost. I'll link back to this.
Apr. 8th, 2010 10:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Thank you!
I would be interested! (As the person who wanted a series of novels, how could I not be? :))
Apr. 8th, 2010 10:39 pm (UTC)
This is a very intriguing idea!! Count me as interested.
Apr. 8th, 2010 11:36 pm (UTC)
I would be interested in buying something like a chapbook of poems about the Origami Mage and, potentially, other related Mages.

I would pay more if it were illustrated; my initial leap is to photographs of origami (or other related art) relevant to the poem on the opposite page.
Apr. 9th, 2010 04:59 am (UTC)
This is a cool idea! I'm very interested. If you do it, I hope I'm not too overbooked to join in.
Apr. 12th, 2010 06:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you everyone! Sorry for not commenting earlier, had a security problem on my PC.

Feel free to suggest possibilities, alternatives or anything else regarding the topic, please.
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