MAKORRA WEEK 2012 THEMES
DAY 1: FANTASY
DAY 2: NOIR
DAY 3: GENDERBENDER
DAY 4: CROSSOVER
DAY 5: DAMAGE
DAY 6: BALANCE
DAY 7: EVER AFTER
Remember that this event is all about creativity and YOUR interpretation of the prompts. Makorra Week runs from SUNDAY, JULY 22nd to SATURDAY, JULY 28th, so you have almost two months to work on your deviations. Please DO NOT submit deviations before these dates. We will have a specific folder for you to submit to when the time comes.
In the meantime, we will be posting journals periodically with activities to help motivate you. For more information on the specifics of the event itself, please visit the Makorra Week Rules and FAQ journal entry.
Fantasy: (n) the faculty or activity of imagining things that are impossible or improbable; (v) to imagine the occurrence of; fantasise about.
Noir (french): (n) black, dark; (adj) suggestive of danger or violence; of or relating to the film noir genre; of or relating to a genre of crime literature featuring tough, cynical characters and bleak settings.
Genderbender: (v) a person who actively transgresses or “bends” expected gender roles; (n) in fiction, characters who undergo changes in their physical sex – magically or otherwise – throughout the story; in art, it is the challenging of gender roles or it features gender bending or transgender characters.
Crossover: (n) a place at which or the means by which a crossing is made; (adj) a combining of two distinct styles; the placement of two or more otherwise discrete fictional characters, settings, or universes into the context of a single story.
Damage: (n) physical harm caused to something in such a way as to impair its value, usefulness, or normal function; (v) to cause physical harm to something in such a way to impair its value, usefulness, or normal function.
Balance: (v) to keep or put (something) in a steady position so that it does not fall; (n) a mental steadiness or emotional stability; habit of calm behaviour, judgement, etc; (n) a state of equilibrium or equipoise; equal distribution of weight, amount, etc.
Ever After: (n) synonymous with living “happily ever after”; implies a happy ending, often in a fairy tale like setting, but not exclusive to that genre.
* The themes were chosen based on popularity, creativity, and broadness of interpretation. It should be noted that ‘jealousy’ and ‘scarf’ were high on the list; however, we decided to exclude jealousy due to our group’s non-ship-hate policy and scarf because, well, it has pretty much defined Makorra since day one. <3