Thursday, May 19, 2011

Crane Feathers

Hello everyone!
I'm looking for EVERYONE'S help for a big project...
It's gonna be a 'chain story', you could say. It's called 'Crane Feathers'.
What will happen in the end, who knows? Even I don't know.
Here's how it's gonna work:

I'm gonna post the very beginning of an AJ story on here. Just to introduce the characters.
If you want to be a character, sign up on this post! Just tell me what you want your name to be in the story, and a short description of yourself that everyone else can play off of, as well as your species, such as wolf, or bunny, etc. EVERYONE WHO SIGNS UP WILL GET A PART.
Then, what's gonna happen is each week, anyone who wants to (you don't have to... but it would be fun if everyone did) post in a comment what happens next. Whoever I think did the best job (I will not be submitting stories... thus, everyone will have an equal chance) will get their part posted on the Story page, along with your name.
Then next week, everyone then has to play off of what you wrote. Then, EVERYONE controls the story!

How does this sound? I think it would end up being very interesting...
Now, why is it called 'Crane Feathers'? Well, sing this to the tune of the Spongebob theme song (if you don't know it, it's okay):

Who is a big bird that rules Animal Jam?
Mira the Crane!
Who hears animal prayers all day every day?
Mira the Crane!
Who created the Shamans so we can all see?
Mira the Crane!
Who wanted us to be so happy all ways?
Mira the Crane!

Mira the Crane,
Mira the Crane,
Mira... the Crane!

I think I've made my point. Mira needs to play some role in it, and wether she comes at the beginning or end, or she's all over it, it doesn't matter.
Here are the rules (if you don't follow them you WILL be disqualified):

1. Don't treat any characters (besides Mira, and maybe Zios, if someone ties him in somehow. But please, if you are going to include him, just make sure that you have read AJ's backstory first) as gods/goddesses. It's not fair or fun for others.
2. No bad words.
3. If one of the characters is applying as a doctor below, well... just make sure that we don't have to deal with anyone having pups/kits, etc. That's not exactly appropriate. You CAN, on the other hand, have characters have mystery diseases that make them very sick . For example, I remember one time (I have doctor training on AJ) that I made a patient have 'Phantom's Disease'... a sickness that is induced by exposure to phantom electricity (and can be triggered in the Phantom Vortex). I forget what the cure was, but you can use that idea if you want to.
4. Characters can't die, unless if they come back to life. It's not fair to anyone if someone is eliminated in the first few chapters before the story is even close to finished. Characters can, and probably will, be left alone for periods of time if they lose their 'importance' for a bit.
5. Treat others the way you want to be treated. This rule pretty much covers all of them, but I wanted to get the specifics.
6. Just because I said that you can't be gods didn't mean you can't be magical. You can have special powers, if you like. You can be spirits, magicians, etc., but you can't be gods. Please note that if you want to be something with 'magical powers', it will have to meet everyone's approval.

Okay... I think this settles it.
Sign up below!
Bye for now!
Name; Species; Role/Description
TBD = To Be Determined
Mythical Magicmaster; Wolf; Magician, loner, (possibly knows 'secrets')
Hjackler; Wolf; Bodyguard/Bounty Hunter/Fighter
Snowy; Bunny; Loud, fun, and creative
Katie/Esmeralda; Human/Cat; Helpful, kind, and creative
Mystery; Seal; Shy, fearful
Blackear; Wolf; Fighter/Hunter
Fenndy; Bunny; Never spotted/spy
Wolfrock; Wolf; Stubborn/independent
FunPinkyPinky; Wolf; Witty, funny, weird
Key99(?); Bunny; small, young, fighter
Eclipse; wolf/rabbit; carries a bag of pepper, transforms when sneezes


  1. @ Everybody:
    I am going to sign up to be in this. I don't know what I'm gonna be yet. It all depends on who signs up for what.
    I can be a doctor, and if I am the only one, please use Mythical Rainywolf. He is a 'favorite' of mine... he was my doctor on my old account, greenwoodwolf (my old account from BETA which I abandoned because it made me sad). Go ahead and look at him if you want.
    I can be a spirit. If you want me to be one, please use Mythical Spiritwolf. He's my main animal on woodswolf.
    I can be a magician. If you want me to be one, please use Mythical Magicmaster. He's my side animal on woodswolf.

  2. Wcc Mod HjacklerMay 19, 2011

    I wanna be character! My names will be (of course) Hjackler

  3. Wcc Mod HjacklerMay 19, 2011

    I can be a bounty hunter and/or bodyguard.

  4. @ Everybody:
    Okay! Sorry! I forgot. Please include your species, for example, if you want to be a bunny or something.
    @ Hjackler:
    Okay! What do you want your species to be?

  5. @ Everybody:
    Oh... WAIT...
    It was ENCHANTED Rainywolf.

  6. I'll be a character!Mine will be a bunny (of course) named Snowy.I'll be loud,fun and creative.

  7. @ Darling:
    Okay! That'll work!

  8. bunnylove3May 19, 2011

    can we be a human?

  9. bunnylove3May 19, 2011

    character description/ back story

    Bunnylove3 playing as = human girl named Katie(Kat) from a world called earth. Year 4019 earth got sucked into a black hole and got destroyed. the few survivors were transported to different worlds similar to earth so that they could live. Kat was one of those survivors. and she now lives a new life in Jamaa, but not without a cost. when the black hole came she lost the ability to walk and is now confined to a wheel chair. but she has gained powers from living in a magical world. only a few she is willing to reveal: first (and most important) she can shape shift into a cat (that can walk) and she can communicate telepathically with her mind enabling her to speak with animals.
    species: werecat(human/cat)

    name:Kat=human:green eyes.brown/amber wavy hair.
    other form:
    name Esmeralda=cat: with amber fur with white undersides and white paws and has intelligent green eyes

    Personality: creative, Kind, and always willing to help or give advise. exept is shy and feels out of place in jamaa becuase she is from another world. she loves to draw and write stories and poetry. she misses her family every second of the day but the citezens of jamaa have become like family to her.

    lol i could be a fantasy writer xD

  10. bunnylove3May 19, 2011

    oops i wrote too much. sorry woodswolf your gonna have to try to summurize it.

  11. Little MagicFriendMay 19, 2011

    I would like to sign up to be a char!My name will be Mystery,a shy seal you meet in MT.Shiveer.Mystery won't go near any of the chars.But as she finds out that these people are so nice and kind she overcomes her fear and goes to talk to them.She gets more confidence as she explores more with the people until she defeats her fears and is more confident than ever.
    Details of seal:Has black fur with black eyes.Wears a black necklace.Has an injured flipper so she can't walk that good.

    I know that was a lot of details but thats how I want my char to be!

  12. Wcc Mod HjacklerMay 19, 2011

    I wanna be a WOLF :)Im strong brave, and icredibly good looking. The ladies love me :)

  13. @ bunnylove(and everyone else, for that matter):
    Yes, you can be human. This is no one's story, and yet everyone's story. First I just have to start it ;)
    Also, you didn't write too much. We want decent backgrounds of characters to start out with so that we have a nice, strong base to work with. In the end, there can be a billion different possibilities! The thing that we don't want is what happens, because we DON'T know what happens.
    And I think you would be a very good fantasy writer as well ;)
    @ Little Magicfriend:
    Your character description is nice, very nice indeed. The only flaw that I want to point out is that, because this is written by everyone, we can't guarantee that she will grow closer. We can 'put in requests', or you could include it in your own piece, but otherwise, there is no 100% chance it will be there.
    I hope you're okay with that.
    @ Everybody:
    I'm going to 'trim' WCC for this project. For one thing, a few pages that aren't used (WCCNC's Top Stories, for example) are going to have to be removed for this. BUT, I think this will be a lot of fun for everyone!
    Soon I will have a 'forum' up for posting the story entries. After each week, I'm going to post the winning entry on the Story page.
    I think that every month or so I'm going to write a piece myself to put on there just to 'make it fair', because I want to participate in this project just as much as most others do. And anyways, sometimes it's harder to write off of other's topics.
    My goal is to keep this going for a YEAR or more. If we get it long enough... who knows? Maybe I can submit it to Animal Jam... or even bigger things. There are some places that will publish kid's picture books... maybe they will accept it if we do it! =D And if we do get it published, don't worry... I'm going to put the names of all of the submitters that got their entries posted. ;)
    I'll update the character list now.

  14. I would like to be Blackear a wolf who is EXTREMLY good at fighting and hunting and stuff like that

  15. @ Tigerstripe:
    Okay! I'll update it now.

  16. Wcc Mod hjacklerMay 19, 2011

    Like i said my wolf is incredibly good looking :) And a very good fighter who protects his friends.

  17. wait, can we have OURSELVES die if we want us to?

    I am a bunny named Fenndy and I'm almost never spotted. But I've always been spying on other characters in the story!

  18. LittleMagicFriendMay 19, 2011

    I'm okay with that.

  19. Wcc Mod bunnylove3May 19, 2011

    to woodswolf ( or any random person reading this)

    thank you woodswolf that means alot to me =)

    i once had this really wierd/scary dream. i would wanna make a story about it... but i feel like i would be writen off as a random girl who thinks she can write but she is really lame =( i see all the awesome writers and think "i could never right like that". sigh maybe i just have low self esteem.

    well the dream was mainly about: if you went up agianst the wall in a certain room you would dissapear to a place nobody knew about or didnt dare to talk about. if you went there ( or were forced to go there) you could never come back. only way of half escaping is through your dreams (or memories. its more scary if you had the dream. when i was IN my dream i thought it was real until i woke up.... creepy huh?
    ( i watch to much doctor who proboly xD)

    lol when i dream my brain goes free for all. i wake up in the middle of the night and start writing a poem from an idea i had.

    im sorry this is an EXTREAMLY LONG post i just feel like sharing my thoughts =D

  20. Wcc Mod bunnylove3May 19, 2011

    WoW im hYpeR right now!! thats as rare as a diamond in a pig pen.

    im usually so shy im just randomly saying anything that pops into my head.

    thats my problem! im to worried about what other people will think.. i should just GO FOR IT and write a story. i better start now before i change my mind... or maybe i will do it over the summer..

  21. @ Key99:
    Yes. If you want your character to die, you can have your character die. But it has to be YOU, not someone else, writing about you dying. And as long as your death isn't Ceaser-like (the Romans made him a god after he died so that he could be buried in the city) it's fine.
    @ bunnylove3:
    Are we, like, sharing realities/dreams?
    Or is this like in Inception, where you steal ideas out of my head somehow?
    Cuz I was acting out a little 'drama' with myself that went something like that. A little bit different (and VERY creepy) but... wow.
    And yw, BTW :)

  22. @ bunnylove3:
    Just forget what people think. You have talent, and I don't say that to just ANYBODY...
    And no, I'm not trying to make it seem like you're any better than anybody else. You have talent in writing and creativity like someone else may have talent in math or science. And both of those things can get you far ;)

  23. Wcc Mod bunnylove3May 19, 2011


    and should we email our submission chapters?

  24. Can I be a wolf named Rosey Canyonrose or Wolfrock12? She'd be stubborn and independent (but not rude or mean).

  25. @ Silverstorm:
    Assuming that you are Wolfrock12, you can be. Are you using your other e-mail or something?
    I'll put you up now.

  26. @ bunnylove3:
    No, I have made a special page just for the matter. Go ahead and look at the Story Forum page. That's where you can post your chapters, but there won't be one right away.

  27. Oh sorry that I didn't list my species, but yes I'm a wolf.

  28. I think I should post more about my character so:
    Wolfrock12 (Or Wolfrock, as jammers call her) was born with a twisted a paw. She doesn't like to be with a lot of people. She was abandoned as a pup, but she never speaks of her past.

  29. (I add A LOT to may characters after I think about them)
    Wolfrock isn't afraid to speak for herself, and is trained to be a writer, where she expresses her thoughts in a journal.

  30. FunPinkyPinkyMay 20, 2011

    Can I be a character???
    My name's gonna be ... I dunno you can make one up: I kinda thought FunPinkyPinky would be too long but if you want to use that you can. Imma wolf. (So don't include moi rabbit) And my personality ... witty, funny, a little bit weird, yet scary when the time comes.

  31. FunPinkyPinkyMay 20, 2011

    I think maybe I could be a funny trainer or a person who states their opinion without thinking or something.

  32. Wcc Mod bunnylove3May 20, 2011

    wow im the only one with powers..

  33. Wcc Mod bunnylove3May 20, 2011

    we got alot of wolves
    one seal
    a few bunnies
    and im the only cat (tiger)

  34. @WCC: Bunnylove3
    You're really creative:)

  35. Wcc Mod bunnylove3May 21, 2011

    thanks silverstorm =D

  36. @ FunPinkyPinky:
    Sure! I'll add you to the list now! =D

  37. Wcc Mod bunnylove3May 21, 2011

    i wrote down all of the character description and personalities. and i just guessed their gender. all i need now is COLORS, i need your color descriptions so i can describe your character. i dont want my character to seem like the main character becuase i describe her more than the others. ( becuase i know what my char looks like in my head) little magic friend described her colors so thts good.
    Woodswolf i have an Idea:
    we should make "illistrations." like we search on google for a picture that looks most like are character OR we make our animal on animal jam look like our character. then we can email the picture to you and you can post it someplace.

    that way it will help making the characters and imagining them. thats just my suggestion

  38. Wolfrock's Diary is HUGE;It has a total of 50,000 oages in it (only who would sell that? I'm thinking that she would've of made it.) Also I've decided she wasn't abandoned, but a tragedy hit (I'm not telling what it is. That's reserved for the end of the book!)

  39. I'm a bunny, I'm smaller than others. My name is Key. I'm 5 months old. I'm a warrior at my last chapter I will make

  40. I hope this lasts a few years, and I'd be totally insane if it ended in a few months. But anyway, because you started it, I think it's best you ended it too:)

  41. Wcc Mod bunnylove3May 21, 2011

    @silverstorm@ lol alot like foalan right? =)

  42. @Bunnylove3
    Well, I wasn't thinking of him but now that I think of it she's a lot like Faolon!

  43. Woodswolf, can I make banners for this? It's kind of like advertising, but on my own blog. And also if people want to do a page on their blogs like me, they can use them. Each one says:
    Crane Feathers
    Started by Woodswolf
    [Name Here]'s Chapters

    There would be multiple designs OR people can always make their own!

  44. @ bunnylove3:
    Okay! I think that will work... but in some cases I may have to take the picture myself. Some don't have e-mails and can't e-mail it, thus.
    Also, who in the world is Faolon? Have you been reading The Lord of the Rings or something?
    @ Key99:
    Okay! I'll put you up soon =D
    @ Silverstorm:
    WHOA... you realize that's over the page limit for Microsoft Word, right? :0
    And I agree with you. But I might just write an afterword and let someone else finish it ;)
    And sure! You didn't even need to ask permission. I'd say yes in my SLEEP. XD

  45. Well, more like one year or 6 months. A few years would be too much...

  46. Wcc Mod bunnylove3May 22, 2011

    woodswolf when you write the introduction dont metion my character being a werecat. she doesnt get that ability until a little bit later. i want to write how it happens and stuff.. would that be ok?

  47. Wcc Mod bunnylove3May 22, 2011

    btw foalan is a character from the book series Wolves of the beyond

  48. @Bunnylove3
    I know, by Kathryn Lasky. I loved Guardians of Ga'Hoole. I was on the last book but didn't read all of it;)

  49. @ Silverstorm:
    I know. Several years would probably get TOO long... Probably we should allow people to kill it starting after... 6 months? Year? Who knows?
    @ bunnylove3:
    Sure. That will probably work... but please remember that we're not sure when that will happen... if it will happen if all, even. But, I hope people will try their best to include it! =D
    Is Wolves of the Beyond any good? I've been wanting to read it...

  50. My chapter is ready, and banners will be in progress soon! :D As soon as Sign-Ups end, I think I'll take off all the Crane Feathers buttons except for my chapters page and make a new button that connect to the story.

  51. bunnylove3May 22, 2011

    yh i finished all the guardian of gahoole books a while ago.. they amazing! and i cant wait until the 3rd WOTB (wolves of the beyond) book comes out!!

  52. Wcc Mod bunnylove3May 23, 2011

    woodswolf you should make up your mind on what your gonna be soon. and will u be a girl or boy??

  53. @ Silverstorm:
    I checked out your blog. The logos look great!
    @ bunnylove3:
    I think that I'm going to go with Mythical Magicmaster. He probably has the most potential ;)

  54. Wcc Mod bunnylove3May 23, 2011

    @ woodswolf when you introduce the charaters dont metion that my character is a cat yet. because it didnt happen yet.

  55. Wcc Mod bunnylove3May 23, 2011

    thanks =)

  56. @ bunnylove3:
    Yes. I know about that already ;)

  57. Medieval sunnygemMay 23, 2011

    back story:Eclipse was a normal wolf in till school,a magician came to her school and did some magic tricks.Eclipse volunteered for a magic trick.The magician messed up the trick making it that each time she sneezes she will turn into a rabbit.The magician tryed to fix it but it couln't.She has gone to magicains and doctors but none have fixed it.That is why she always carries a bag of pepper where ever she goes near her.

  58. @ Midieval:
    Okay. I'll add this to the list now. I think you're going to have to be the last character. I'm going to close sign ups now.

  59. Wcc Mod bunnylove3May 24, 2011

    Oooops sorry... i guess i forgot i told you!!!

  60. @ bunnylove3:
    It's OK. ;)


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