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(matope) Naming Dream / Growing Kin Contest!
« on: August 28, 2020, 02:15:34 PM »

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Re: Naming Dream / Growing Kin Contest!
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2020, 02:27:02 PM »
Naming and naming dreams are such an important part of Matope, we wanted to do a little contest to celebrate them!

The concept behind this two week contest is simple: we've written (and drawn!) a handful of naming dreams. All we're asking out of you is that you come up with a creative, interesting name that suits the dream in question. This is an exercise to help encourage less literal names; the goal is not simply to describe what you see or read, but to interpret it. The name you choose should encompass the concept of the dream in a creative way. Our favorites will be those that embody the dream's spirit.

In the next post, you'll find ten naming dreams and two Totoma naming stories. You are welcome to post one name per dream/story provided; at the end of the event, we'll narrow it down to our favorite enttry per dream/story, and raffle off kin if needed, with one winner per dream/story.

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Re: Naming Dream / Growing Kin Contest!
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2020, 02:29:51 PM »
NAMING DREAMS:

Quote from: Dream 1, by Baneful

Quote from: Dream 2, by Blinded by Silence
And the clouds, they split the sky into beautiful, uneven portions. Day and night existing side by side. Impossible, and yet...

Quote from: Dream 3, by Corn
It's one of those summer evenings where the sun flows like honey through the branches overhead, rich and amber-gold, painting the clouds far above in shades of orange and grey-purple. The air is warm and close - the humidity gives it a physical presence. One might expect it to feel oppressive and uncomfortable, but they find it oddly comforting, almost like the press of other bodies around them. They are gently lulled to sleep by the warmth, their eyes fluttering closed before the sun touches the horizon.

Quote from: Dream 4, by Maxx
spreading tentacles that stung
spreading out like rays of sun

Quote from: Dream 5, by Maxx
the grass was trampled - swayed,
as if someone had come this way

Quote from: Dream 6, by Mima
it’s the place birds flock to
when they know they can’t return.

the boughs of the tree are bent from their weight.
the sun falls from the sky with a snap.

Quote from: Dream 7, by Mima
They dig and dig and dig, singleminded and undisturbed. Faintly they are aware that there is a world around them, but its details are missing, clouded over with a haze. It doesn't matter. There is nowhere to go. Nothing to do but dig. And so they dig, dig until their legs ache and their eyes sting and their hooves are chipped to pieces.

They don't know what they're digging for. They just know they'll know it when they find it.

Quote from: Dream 8, by blue
The branches above block all of the light except that which filters through the gaps between leaves, a dappled pattern that shines gold and green on the marsh floor. It mirrors the fanning shape of the greenery that serves as a blanket far above, that protects the swamp and the life that lives below -- except for in one place, where a dark shape blocks out the light, the smudged form that of an arched, winged monstrosity. They turn in place to see what casts this strtange shadow, but can see nothing in the branches above.

Quote from: Dream 9, by blue
They open their mouth to speak, but no sound comes out: instead, a bubble swells and grows above their head, flashing images that somehow manage to convey both more and less than simple words could.

Quote from: Dream 10, by blue
Sleep will not come. Perhaps cannot come, is more accurate. Every time they close their eyes, the frenzied hammering sound starts up anew, dragging them fully to wakefulness. They are beyond the point of panic, at this point. They are beyond anger, or frustration, or even tears. They are just tired to the bone.



TOTOMA NAMINGS:

Quote from: Totoma Naming 1, by Mima
Known for their calm personality and winning smile, this Totoma was never a warrior. While their siblings stayed up into the wee hours play-fighting, they learned how to get them to stop long enough to get some shut eye. Soon they found that oftentimes the best way to get what they wanted was by acting as a mediator between any bickering tribes or individual kin... since they would often be awarded with gifts by both sides of the argument if they were able to solve it peacefully. After successfully calming a ruckus between two opposing tribes over who had rights to a mountain stream by asking the winning side to give up claim to a cluster of berry bushes, they were awarded the name...

Quote from: Totoma Naming 2, by blue
The tree was so ripe with red fruits -- their favorite -- that the boughs bent under their weight, that the ground beneath was stained dark with their juices. It was their duty, they thought, to make sure that no more went to waste, that they didn't rot on the branch or fall to be trampled into the damp earth. So the Totoma set up camp beneath, for days they gorged themselves on the rich flesh of the fruit, until their stomach was heavy with the meal and the sugar left them rattling, until their mouth and their neck and their chest fur were all matted red from it. In the moment, they couldn't regret the gluttony of the moment; every time they hear the name that came from it, though, they recall the stomach ache that followed.

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Re: Naming Dream / Growing Kin Contest!
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2020, 03:05:46 PM »
CONTEST FORM:

Please use the form below to submit your entry.
You have just over two weeks, until 11:59pm EST on September 14th to come up with names, or to edit your entries.

Please remember you can only submit one name per dream/totoma naming.
For ease of choosing prizes at the end, we request that you use the same preference list for every entry.

We will endeavor to make sure everyone gets as close to their favorite as possible, and that names and kin match well together.
Winning names will be used immediately for certing for the prizes in question.

NAMING DREAM FORM:

Code: [Select]
[b][size=20pt][color=magenta]A NAMING DREAM ENTRY![/color][/size][/b]
[b]Your Username:[/b]
[b]Preference List:[/b]
[b]Dream Number:[/b] 1-10
[b]Kin Name:[/b] try to be clever/creative with your naming, but make sure it matches the dream!
[b]Additional Info:[/b] Please offer any personality info or explanation here.

TOTOMA NAMING FORM:

Code: [Select]
[b][size=20pt][color=green]A TOTOMA NAMING ENTRY![/color][/size][/b]
[b]Your Username:[/b]
[b]Preference List:[/b]
[b]Totoma Story Number:[/b] 1-2
[b]Kin Name:[/b] Make sure the name is simple, and fits well to the Totoma naming.
[b]Additional Info:[/b] Please offer any personality info or explanation here.

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Re: (matope) Naming Dream / Growing Kin Contest!
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2020, 12:10:38 PM »
A NAMING DREAM ENTRY!
Your Username: kuropeco
Preference List: Phoe Zikwa, Phoe Kimeti Doe, Dova Kimeti Buck, Maxx Acha Buck, Blue Acha Doe, Blinded By Silence Zikwa, Dova Kiokote Buck, Blue Kimeti Doe, Ryuukishn Kikote Buck, Beejoux Kiokote Doe
Dream Number: 1 - Baneful
Kin Name: Eats Me Alive
Additional Info: Every step a heartbeat. Every breath a vicious, violent color. The monster takes its first steps inside her and she lets it grow until its in her veins, because she doesn't know how else to be. She sees nothing as its supposed to be seen, her eyes taking in one thing and her thoughts contorting and twisting them into something else entirely, the disconnect between the two unnoticed and left unchecked. She believes the forest is its own entity, believes she is being swallowed into its depths and goes willingly because what else would she do? It's there waiting for her, after all. She knows what it wants and she'll let it because the rest of the monster has already settled itself inside of her. Laughter is the greatest weapon, and all she can do is use it because this is funny, it's all funny because no one else sees, no one else notices and that makes her preen with joy. It makes her special and she knows it.

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Re: (matope) Naming Dream / Growing Kin Contest!
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2020, 12:19:14 PM »
A TOTOMA NAMING ENTRY!
Your Username: Tara de Draiocht
Preference List: Ryuu Toto Doe, Phoe Kimeti Doe, Dovaxy Kio, blue kimeti doe, maxx acha buck, bee toto buck, dovaxy kimeti buck, phoe zikwa, Blinded by Silence zikwa, ryuu kio, blue acha doe,bee kio doe.
Totoma Story Number: 1
Kin Name: Make Peace
Additional Info: Make Peace believes actions and words are more important than doing nothing at all. Even though sometimes it lands me in the middle of things. Regardless of the trouble, I like to step in and try to help the situation before things turn sour.
I hope you find your peace
RIP Grandparents and Uncle
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Re: (matope) Naming Dream / Growing Kin Contest!
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2020, 12:22:55 PM »
A NAMING DREAM ENTRY!
Your Username: kuropeco
Preference List: Phoe Zikwa, Phoe Kimeti Doe, Dova Kimeti Buck, Maxx Acha Buck, Blue Acha Doe, Blinded By Silence Zikwa, Dova Kiokote Buck, Blue Kimeti Doe, Ryuukishn Kikote Buck, Beejoux Kiokote Doe
Dream Number: 2 - Blinded by Silence
Kin Name: Neither Here Nor There
Additional Info: Two worlds, two choices, two places, two hearts. Can't go one way, because the light eats up the grass and makes it wither under the blinding sun. Can't go the other way because the darkness swallows you up and spits you out into the creeping blackness. Back and forth, back and forth, no right answer, no wrong answer, a frenzy of thoughts cascading between until you want to curl up and lay down and move no more. Trapped, stuck, hollowed out, drowning in decisions you can't make so you do nothing because you are nothing.

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Re: (matope) Naming Dream / Growing Kin Contest!
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2020, 12:30:15 PM »
A NAMING DREAM ENTRY!
Your Username: Tara de Draiocht
Preference List: Ryuu Toto Doe, Phoe Kimeti Doe, Dovaxy Kio, blue kimeti doe, maxx acha buck, bee toto buck, dovaxy kimeti buck, phoe zikwa, Blinded by Silence zikwa, ryuu kio, blue acha doe, bee kio doe.
Dream Number: 10
Kin Name: Shattered Dreams
Additional Info: The day my naming dream came shaped my way of life. Horrors of sound seen twisted my view of life at such a young age and forever it has shaped my personality. Shattered and broken but not... that clanging sound haunts and keeps me up at night. No peaceful sleep for me.

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Re: (matope) Naming Dream / Growing Kin Contest!
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2020, 12:42:48 PM »
A NAMING DREAM ENTRY!
Your Username: Gene Wilder
Preference List: beejoux totoma buck, beejoux kiokote doe, blue acha doe, maxx acha buck, ryuu totoma doe, phoe kimeti doe, dovaxy kimeti buck, dovaxy kiokote buck, ryuu kiokote buck, blue kimeti doe, blinded by science zikwa, phoe zikwa.
Dream Number: 1
Kin Name: Terrible, Terrible Life
Additional Info: So my explanation is this: I imagine the poor kin experiencing this dream would be trapped in an infinite loop. The unnatural, artificial colors of the heart made me think the kin had been poisoned and was dying. Like warning colors that they paid no heed no. Blood streaming from their nose and mouth, growing weaker and weaker. Airways blocked, suffocating, smothered by its lifeforce. But then all the blood would pour out until there was nothing left, and for some unnatural reason, it would still be alive. Still standing on trembling legs. Its strength and color would return. But eventually the cycle would begin again.

After a couple of cycles, the kin, so driven by desperation and agony, would cry out "Life! Terrible, terrible life!" Then they'd wake up.

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Re: (matope) Naming Dream / Growing Kin Contest!
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2020, 12:58:41 PM »
A NAMING DREAM ENTRY!
Your Username:Shaddaling
Preference List: blue acha doe, dovaxy kiokote buck,ryuu kiokote buck, beejoux totoma buck,phoe kimeti doe, dovaxy kimeti buck, blue kimeti doe,
blinded by science zikwa, phoe zikwa, beejoux kiokote doe, maxx acha buck, ryuu totoma doe.
Dream Number: 1
Kin Name: A heart's death
Additional Info: The heart strangles the life out from around it as it crumples in decay and ruin.

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Re: (matope) Naming Dream / Growing Kin Contest!
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2020, 01:12:23 PM »
A TOTOMA NAMING ENTRY!
Your Username: kuropeco
Preference List: Ryuukishin Totoma Doe, Beejoux Totoma Buck
Totoma Story Number: 2 - Blue
Kin Name: Choices
Additional Info: Do you take the left path or the right path? The quiet road or the loud road? Do you face the one at the end of the dream and decide to realize for yourself what to do, or do you simply veer off course and let Fate decide? A series of questions and a string of answers, which is right and which is wrong? The choice to eat or the choice to starve. Devour fast or play with your food? Blood from a fruit or blood from an enemy? Which way, which way, circle around until you get to where you want to be. Pick a path, pick a place, pick this or that, then live with what you've chosen because there is no undoing a choice once it's been chosen. Regrets are swallowed whole like too-ripe fruit.

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Re: (matope) Naming Dream / Growing Kin Contest!
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2020, 01:44:35 PM »
A TOTOMA NAMING ENTRY!
Your Username: Gl!tch~
Preference List: Beejoux totoma buck
Totoma Story Number: 2
Kin Name: Good Hunting
Additional Info: When he returned, he was as red as a slaughter. How they laughed when they learned that it was all because he ate so much fruit! His name, partially a joke and a jest, rang true from then on that when he searched for what we wanted, he found success. Almost too much so. He certainly felt obligated to prove his new name as much as he could, grateful that he was not named Berry-Eater or something similarly embarrassing.

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Re: (matope) Naming Dream / Growing Kin Contest!
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2020, 01:50:24 PM »
A NAMING DREAM ENTRY!
Your Username: CelestialRequiem
Preference List: ryuukishin kiokote buck, beejoux kiokote doe, dovaxy kimeti buck, phoe kimeti doe, phoe zikwa, maxx acha buck, blue acha doe, blinded by silence zikwa, blue kimeti doe, dovaxy kiokote buck
Dream Number: 1
Kin Name: At the Center
Additional Info:
They follow the sound; a rhythmic, thunderous thumping.
They follow it until it drowns out every other sound.

If the birds sing,
If the wind is in the trees,
If their feet squish in the muddy ground,
They can't hear it.
They can only hear that endless thumping.

They follow it deeper and deeper into the swamp
And at the center
They find it.

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Re: (matope) Naming Dream / Growing Kin Contest!
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2020, 01:53:54 PM »
A NAMING DREAM ENTRY!
Your Username: Gl!tch~
Preference List: Ryuukishin kiokote buck, Beejoux kiokote doe, Blue acha doe, Dovaxy kimeti buck, Maxx acha buck, Dovaxy kiokote buck, Blue kimeti doe, Phoe kimeti doe, Blinded by Silence zikwa
Dream Number: 4
Kin Name: Shocking Grasp
Additional Info: Ever since they opened their eyes, they had an affinity for jellyfish.

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Re: (matope) Naming Dream / Growing Kin Contest!
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2020, 03:28:12 PM »
A NAMING DREAM ENTRY!
Your Username: Owlsomniac
Preference List: blinded by silence zikwa, blue acha doe, phoe zikwa, phoe kimeti doe, ryuukishin kiokote buck, dovaxy kimeti buck, dovaxy kiokote buck, beejoux kiokote doe, blue kimeti doe, Maxx acha buck
Dream Number: 3
Kin Name: Summer Daze
Additional Info: