So I am going to be your next host for the Carnival of the Godless and I am planning to make it a bit more interesting than simply having a list of links. I was a bit disappointed on how the 100th version turned out so I’d like to make something more memorable, something like the Pulp Edition. Of course I can’t really make such good art to go along with ((And I wouldn’t say no if anyone wanted to help with that)) it but I will at least try to make it as memorable.
So here’s what we’re going to do:
1. It’s going to be thematic
The theme in this carnival will be something a bit fitting to this blog’s name: Impossibilities.
Submissions dealing with Absurdities, Oxymorons, Inanities and even horrible facepalms are all going to be given the limelight in the version of the CotG. That does not mean that anything not dealing with these will be rejected but any post that belongs to the theme will be immediately pushed to the top and will have more care given to it’s presentation
So if you have something ready on this subject, go right along and send it. If not, well now is the time to spend some effort to make a better edition 😉 If you site down for a bit and think about it, I’m certain you’ll have many ideas on this subject. But please, I know it’s tempting but don’t swamp me with Sarah Palin related submissions 😉
2. It’s going to be storytold
I really want to avoid just posting a simple collection of links with a very short description as is what seems to be happening in almost all recent CotGs. That’s just boring. Thus, I’m going to attempt and weave an actual story out of the submissions sent. This is why it’s doubtly helpful to have sumbissions that fit the theme, as such will be easier to weave into the story.
I already have a rought concept of how it’s going to go but the actual story will be decided by the kind of submissions I have to work with. Stories that don’t fit the theme, I will try to use as well but I may end up just posting them as links at the end if I can’t see a way to include them.
I’ve already started getting submissions which is something I didn’t expect. I was hoping I had the time to write this post before people started sending. Due to this, feel free to send a replacement post if you have something more fitting to the theme but I would also ask you to spread the word a bit so that more people are aware of this.
Let’s hope this works out. Cheers for impossibilities.
5 thoughts on “Get ready for an Impossible Carnival of the Godless”
but what's the point then? If it's just a series of links you might as well be using reddit or stumbleupon no?
It is a blog carnival. It is supposed to be a collection of submissions from other authors. I'm not saying the host should do nothing but list links, but only that I personally prefer hosts to be in the background rather than the foreground. Again, I'd expect that others may disagree.
Sounds interesting, but personally I come to the carnival to see what contributors are writing. The more transparent the host is, the better. Of course, that is only one opinion. I'm sure there will be others.
When will it be up?
Sunday the 12th. Check the Carnival
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