So, here’s mysecond contest! Yay!
This idea kind of came to me randomly when I sat down to find the video for “Love Like Woa”, and realized how I loved the video almost more than I loved the song. Sometimes artists can surprise us with their interpretation of their songs through the videos they make. They’re not always what we expect!
So, I’ve decided to start a contest where you write a piece based on inspiration from a music video. When you look at these choices, I want you to focus on the video as the inspiration, not the song itself. Look at the video and see what comes to mind! What’s your take/twist on the story? Could you make it better? Can you interpret it in your own way? Please surprise me!
I want either a poem or a short story. I would strongly suggest a short story for this one, but if you guys can rock out some poetry please do! You all know I’m a poet and I love poetry :) If you would like to do a novel, please contact me about it. I’d rather not have novel entries, but if you strongly believe you can make something good, then I’ll be happy to be flexible. If it comes to this we’ll discuss how many chapters I want, etc. But please, try to keep it to a poem or short story!
Ok, as of now, there is no due date. I'm busy and everytime I extend I can't meet the date. When I know my schdule a little better I'll set a proper date. Until then, just get your stuff in and try not to stall.
If you have any questions, please ask! A lot of the interpretation is going to be up to you! I’m just looking for a good, heartfelt story. It can be anything really… romance, horror, sci-fi, adventure, whatever you want!
So, without further ado, here’s the list! You should be able to find all of these on youtube. Remember, I want the inspiration to be from the video, not the song.For example, many of you probably won’t know the song “2 Voiny” by Slot. Slot is a Russian band, so you can’t really understand the song anyways unless you speak Russian. But the video still tells a great story that anyone can understand!
“Love Like Woe” by The Ready Set
-----Takers: Bruno (nonregistered user)
“It’s Not My Time” by 3 Doors Down
-----Takers: Ona Whim
“Extraterrestrial” by Katy Perry
“Stacy’s Mom” by the Fountains of Wayne
“Bad Romance” by Lady GaGa
-----Takers: MadisonRose, Kym the Vampire
“Girlfriend” by Avril Lavigne
“Complicated” by Avril Lavigne
-----Takers: Gadzookiie Spice 99
“What is Love?” by Never Shout Never
“Shut Up and Let Me Go” by The Tingtings
“Whisky Lullaby” by Alison Krauss
“Shake Me Down” by Cage the Elephant
"You Belong With Me" by Taylor Swift
-----Takers: foreverinlove354, kasey 1
“2 Voiny” (2 Wars) by Slot
"Devastator" by For Today
"Snuff" by Slipknot
"So Far Away" by Avenged Sevenfold
"The Ballad of Mona Lisa" by Panic! At the Disco
-----Takers: Gracelynn Marie, Virtual Writer 2010
Also in this contest: Brian W, who entered a poem to go with a video that he chose. I made an exception for him, please don't everyone do this. Only if you absolutely can't get anything out of any of the above videos. I am also open to suggestions to add to the list. I have already added five new videos since the original posting of this contest. You might want to keep your eyes peeled for other new videos that I may continue to add.
Multiple people may choose the same video, but I’m hoping to keep a limit of three or four per video. Please let me know what your video interest is as soon as you do, and I will post it up on the contest message so people can see which videos are more popular and which aren’t. Let me know when your submissions are up in the comments section of this page.If you are interested in doing more than one entry, please let me know first! I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with; you never cease to surprise/amaze me! Like I said please do not be afraid to ask questions. I will post awards after I have decided winners after the due date. I hope you love these videos as much as I do.