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17 August 2005 @ 09:30 pm
 
apologies, administration, and assignments

this community is not dead... not yet.

the past month has been busy for both moderators, and because the community had not settled into some kind of routine, it was harder to put the effort into maintaining it.

personally, i have had a recent desire to resurrect this community... i just lacked the motivation to make the initial move to do so.

so, with one (university) homework assignment submitted today, i have the time to actually think about where to take it all.

membership:

at the time of writing, there are nine* full members, nine* who have been given an assignment, and nine* members who have not yet made an introductory post.

if you are a full member, my deepest apologies for not creating an active atmosphere.  I am going to post another open assignment shortly to keep you, and this community, occupied.. when i say 'soon', i actually mean in an hour or so.

if you are still on an initial assignment (this actually includes me), please feel free to reply to this entry and request a new one.  i understand that particular topics may be harder to work with for different people.  i may actually take myself up on my own advice, as my assignment has been quite difficult for my obsessive, paranoid, mind.

lastly, for anyone who has joined and not made an introductory post, please don't be afraid to.

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so, any questions, comments, requests for new assignments (initial, or otherwise), reply to this entry and i will try and respond soon.

edit: if you are requesting a new assignment, it may be helpful for both the new assignment, and deciding on more for others, if you mention what the difficulty was with the original one.  however, this is completely optional.

* fails in his attempts to resist the urge, to note the three repeated numbers... and how they are squares individually... but an overall cube when summed together.
 
 
 
Slightly broken robotbitspike on August 17th, 2005 09:47 pm (UTC)
*request for a new assignment*

my assignment focused on change. the problem was, it was so open. i had so many interesting ideas on how to show it, but i could never decide on one.

... i have a problem with making major decisions.

so, this would be the first open community request for an assignment topic. whoever replies to this first with a topic for me to work on, i will be quite thankful to. i'd really like to be part of the open assignments, rather than just an observer stuck on a topic for a few months.

you can use the previous assignments as a rough guide, but don't feel like you have to conform to a standard if you have an interesting idea.
lucylovebiscuitlucylovebiscuit on August 18th, 2005 12:50 am (UTC)
I really think you should stick with your original assignment, but simplify it a bit. Perhaps this...

I found an old journal entry (from 1998 - I was 25) about change:

"Change is coming my way. A change in mentality, a change in location. As a result of this changing energy, I am becoming more whole. My biggest obstacle is my own indecision, my fantasizing about living instead of living.

"Now my focus is on experiencing everything first hand - doing instead of thinking, following my instinct. My inner voice is my guide. Its time for me to acknowledge my role and take the reins in my own self-creation.

"I am blooming, finally; my stagnation was only the dormancy of winter before the spring. All that came before has stored itself up, making me ready for what lies ahead. I'll get there one step at a time, glowing all the way."

Can you find some way to convey what I was expressing photographically?