As mentioned yesterday in our Introducing @Cannaweedness, Your Cannabis-first Witness post, we support cannabis related content and creators.
In order to further reward, and instill great creations, @Cannaweedness will regularly operate contests around the green we love. Because we believe in creating and supporting the strongest network possible, Cannaweedness will also look for collaborations with other witnesses in its initiatives.
“I have always loved marijuana. It has been a source of joy and comfort to me for many years.”
— Hunter S. Thompson
One of the Cannaweedness 7 tenets is “Respect your inspirations”. As a wannabe author, who loves some hyperbole, straight talking, and more so even great grammar and linguistic skills it is difficult not to like the master gonzo journalist, and novelist, Hunter S. Thompson. And, of course, also because of his great trips and substance use.
Hunter S. Thompson notoriously didn’t only love marijuana. While not everyone may love reading as much as the other - or maybe in 2019 it’s the other way round - most here will have seen “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”, others may also have seen “The Rum Diary” which was an awesome commercial for reading, while others may have enjoyed “Hell’s Angels” or even “The Curse of Lono”.
There’s much to like about the master of gonzo.
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ‘Wow! What a ride!'”
— Hunter S. Thompson
The #TrippyContest, Jan. 2019
To participate in the contest, write a post about a “trippy experience”. The post, true to Thompson tradition, does not need to be about marijuana but can also be about a trip on #psychedelics or other substances.
We want to hear, read your great stories independently of which substance you were on, as long as it fits in the focus of the SMOKE network. It can be a great memory on shrooms, a peyote trip - oh, I’m looking forward to read those -, good or bad, or any other substance. Maybe an awesome LSD trip?
Alcohol based trips... they’re second door on the left though, we don’t really care about those. Although if you had a great trip on absinthe... You get the gist, right?
Because not everyone is an author, we decided to make this
writing contest more “inclusive” and also open up to more artistic creations. If anybody feels compelled to tell their trip like this epic IKEA stories Medium contribution... the SMOKE network is looking forward to it and we want to see your story!
Maybe comics are your thing. Maybe you like to comixify movies.
More so, we even open the contest to all creators who have not yet had the experience of a great trip, but who have an inner Hunter in them and can create great stories.
I haven't found a drug yet that can get you anywhere near as high as a sitting at a desk writing, trying to imagine a story no matter how bizarre it is, [or] going out and getting into the weirdness of reality and doing a little time on the Proud Highway.”
― Hunter S. Thompson
If you think you’re up for it, we look forward to your creations!
The first TrippyContest is inclusive and open to all kind of topically related contributions.
We have not specified any particular judging criteria because we want to leave creativity free roam for this contest.
The three contributions with the highest scores will be rewarded with additional liquid SMOKE, beyond all rewards a contribution may receive from Smoke members upon publication.
|1st place||250 SMOKE|
|2nd place||150 SMOKE|
|3rd place||100 SMOKE|
TrippyContest Jan. 2019 Rules
- All contributions must be original
- Contributions must be published as apost on your profile
- Contributions must be at least 700 words long (or a reasonable length in “frames” for creative contributions)
- Contributions must be in English
- Contributions must be tagged #trippycontest and leave a comment with a link to your contribution on this post
- Fiction contributions must be marked as such
- Deadline for submission is Friday, January 11, 2019 at 0.00 GMT
Winners will be announced on Monday, January 14th, and receive their prize sent to their Smoke wallet.
One More Thing
We live in a blockchain world, a world made possible also thanks to the awesome spirit of open source. While we do not want to force anyone, we hope that each contributor remembers that much of what we do here on the SMOKE network, and online, wouldn’t have been possible without people openly and freely share their work. As such we hope each contributor will take a moment to consider how they license their creation. Personally, we do believe in the spirit of sharing openly and favor generous licenses such as the attribution requiring CC4.0 (Creative Commons 4.0) license, or even the WPTFL.