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What: Puzzle for July 2017.
Why: For striving, accomplishment, glory, and banners!
When: To enter the contest proper and receive a banner, post fics to [livejournal.com profile] puzzleprompts by 11pm EST, Monday, July 31st. Give or take 12 hours for emergencies. Otherwise, puzzles may be posted wherever and whenever you want, including to our AO3 archive.
Reminder: Entries may also be answers to other comms' prompts. But please, wherever you post, include a link to [livejournal.com profile] puzzleprompts, thanks!
Note: Some pieces are marked as not to be used as metaphors, only a couple have to be shown in the fic.
Author Notes: Please use notes to clarify how you are using the pieces. Especially for long fics, metaphorical uses, and fics from original or small fandoms.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask below, or PM me if you feel more comfortable.

Reminders:
*All powers and attempts at magic/sci-tech, etc. can go horribly wrong, or simply not succeed, and still count.
*Possible interpretations are not limited to the below. These are just examples to intrigue your muses.

Creature Feature: Large Aquatic Animal
Whales, dolphins, sharks, hippos, squid, jelly fish, etc.
Crocodiles, alligators, and giant turtles count.
Can be a mundane earth animal.
Can be sci-tech, alien, a ghost, human shapeshifter, etc.
Examples:
Moby Dick
Jaws and Sharknado
The Loch Ness resident
The river turtle god from Song of Ice and Fire
Space whales from Star Wars: Rebels
The whales in ST: The Voyage Home
Sobek, Taweret, or Ammit from Egyptian religion.

Power Hour: Teleportation
Can be sci-tech, magic, spell or potion, a portal, etc.
Can be travel through space, time, dimensions, parallel universes, or a combo.
Can be a person or using a machine.
FTL travel that involves folding space or entering another dimension counts, ex:
Event Horizon and Babylon 5.
Star Trek and Star Wars do not count, as they are somehow breaking the Law of Lightspeed :-/ (No, if hyperspace were another dimension, asteroid fields wouldn’t be an issue.)

Sports and Recc: Water Sports
Swimming, skiing, parasailing, fishing, surfing, boating, etc.
Can be in a natural or artificial body of water.
Can be in space, if using appropriate descriptors.
Example:
Surfing or sailing using solar waves.
A pleasure ‘cruise’ to Saturn on the space equivalent of a yacht or RV.
The Titanic space cruise liner from Doctor Who.
*It cannot be the Creature Feature swimming!

Classifieds: Entertainment
Can be the performer, agent, choreographer, stage hand, camera man, etc.
Can be an actor, model, circus performer, dancer, pro ice skater, pro wrestler, talk show comedian, etc.
Can be the Creature Feature, if the animal is shown, but doesn’t have to be performing.

Mother Nature: Summer
Can be summer in the fic, a dream, or a memory/flashback.

Geology Rocks: Star
Must be literal, not metaphorical.
Visible planets that look like stars from earth, like Venus, count.

Random Object: Fireworks
Must be literal, not metaphorical.
Can be something physical that resembles fireworks, such as something exploding, as long as it’s described as looking or sounding like fireworks.

Random Descriptor: Gross, disgusting, nauseating, or foul.
One of those words must be used to describe something in the fic, or remembered in the fic.
Can be something physical like rotting food or a fungal infection.
Can be the smell of local air, a person, a large aquatic animal, a dirty beach, etc.
Can be something abstract like an emotion, idea, dream, or one’s own soul.

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