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We here at Mundane Bingo actively encourage non-US, non-Christian-centric mundane event prompts. If you've already left your prompts in the text boxes, and this gives you the lightbulb moment for more, go ahead and put them in the comments of the previous post.

Additionally, when we (by which I mean me) actually get around to cards, there will be an option to request cards with less of a US and/or Christian-centric influence, because while mundane is a universal state, the details vary, and I'd like to see as many of those represented as we can get.

Date: 2010-06-20 07:32 pm (UTC)
sophiap: votive candle and small, round stones on a slate ground (Default)
From: [personal profile] sophiap
Oh, that is brilliant.

Date: 2010-06-20 07:47 pm (UTC)
sophiap: votive candle and small, round stones on a slate ground (Default)
From: [personal profile] sophiap
For some reason, that brought back memories of a friend's post-sundown Snickers and Dorito runs during Ramadan. "The sun has set! To the WaWa!"

Date: 2010-06-20 07:51 pm (UTC)
sophiap: votive candle and small, round stones on a slate ground (Default)
From: [personal profile] sophiap
Also, I would very much raise an eyebrow if I got a Christmas prompt on schmoop bingo. The pairing of a religious holiday/occasion with schmoop conveys a whole shitload of assumptions.

Date: 2010-06-21 04:35 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thistlerose
Thank you for this. I found the ethnocentrism of schmoop_bingo's initial prompt list very discouraging. I'm American, but I'll try to come up with some mundane stuff we non-Christians do. I like the idea of this challenge: it's going to be fun, trying to find the interesting in the mundane.

Date: 2010-06-21 05:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bewize

I am so unbelievably excited to write fic about every mundane thing under the sun!

Date: 2010-06-21 06:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I really like this idea also. Thanks for creating it!

I'll humbly submit, as a totally new visitor here, that if the prompts were very non-specific they would not be centric to anywhere, and then they would work in any fandom, in any country, in space, past, future, what have you. In this way, you would not need to sort for especially non-US cards, because every prompt would be purely mundane and open for interpretation.

For example, a prompt could be something like "getting the home ready for a holiday" rather than make the type of home or the holiday specific. It could lead to a new, fictional holiday in a tent on a moon, who knows, it would be about that quiet moment when you're putting a last touch on an empty place where people will soon gather. That's where my head goes, which is just so exciting because the simple idea of this bingo is already suggesting stories to me. I'm really looking forward to all these moments and concepts that this bingo comes up with. Thanks!


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