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Comments on Friday 1 October 2004:
I imagine nearly everyone knows of NaNoWriMo by now, so only a very quick summary - the idea is that lots of people take November to write a 50000 word novel in a month. The website stresses quantity not quality, because they're jerks. Anyway, I already did that (though I didn't stress quantity over quality), and so did lots of other people, and it wasn't really very fun the first time, and would be even less fun to do again. However... A picture is worth a thousand words!

So wouldn't it be much more fun to draw 50 pictures in a month than to write 50000 words? Let's do that instead. I'm not sure whether it would be more fun with the stress on quantity not quality or not, so take your pick - draw 50 stickmen if that's what you fancy. It's important, however, that the 50 pictures not work together to form a graphic novel or anything, since we wouldn't want to actually be inadvertently creating a novel in our cunning avoidance of writing 50000 words to create a novel. The whole point is to be beating the system, not just feeding it with different materials. So, 50 disconnected pictures. They can be thematically connected, mind - you could draw most of a tarot deck, or do something like Spamusement, the only restriction is that you can't be making a novel.

I call it NaNoWriNoMo - even though it's not national. In fact, let's have it run from the beginning of November up until November 25th, too, so it's also not a month, but instead gives us a nice round number of pictures to draw each day. And now I call it NoNaNoWriNoNoMo. [19:13]

nitr0z
i'm actually going to do it.

nitr0z
because it is genius.

Fox
Well, you've convinced about a dozen Edmontonians to give this a go, thanks to the mind-control powers of ravens. Good work.
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