We Storybirders are so cool; we’re fighting the Potato Apocalypse!


I just reread @firstredhead’s Fighting the Potato Apocalype, and I HAD to write a blog post on YSBU after my line in Chapter 4:

Cherry’s mouth gaped open in awe as she viewed the approaching army dig and push beneath the earth.
“I know this is a really bad time,” she said, not removing her gaze. “But this is so going on the blog.”

In case you didn’t know, APTers (a term we use for members of A Pointless Task) are obsessed with potatoes, for some reason. FtPA is this super-potatorific longform book which has a star-studded cast of characters which consists of various Storybirders (not all could be mentioned in this blog post, unfortunately). The plot is face-paced, intriguing and just – amazing. Even if you don’t know those Storybirders, it’s a great read. Now, onto the post:

Click the above image to start reading FtPA by firstredhead on Storybird

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Storybird Relatables #1


Person: I am eating a Cookie.
Storybirder: NO, NO, NOO! PLEASE DO NOT EAT COOKIE; SHE’S THE BEST PERSON IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE. PULEASE, FOR THE LOVE OF POTATOES, DON’T EAT HER!!
Person: o.O
Storybirder: Oh. You meant baked cookies. Of course.

Person: I AM EATING A CHERRY!!
Storybirder: OH MY GOD NO NO NO NO SPIT HER OUT YOU DISGUSTING CANNIBAL.
Person: What?
Storybirder: Oh. The fruit? Enjoy.

Person: Lemons and Sweet Peas rock! I love eating them.

Storybirder: OMP YOU ATE LEMONE AND SWEETIE? YOU HORRIBLE PERSON!

Person: I – uh…

Storybirder: Oh. Never mind. Continue.

Person: So have you ever tasted vanilla?

Storybirder: Why would you want to eat VANILLA? D= Why, oh WHY do you go around eating my friends?!

News, News, News!!


So first of all, N&N (New & Noted, aka Featured) for Longform Books is finally here!! Aaaah!

Also, the italics and bold features for Longforms will be here very soon, probably this week. To italicize something, you will have to do _this_, and to make something bold, *this*.

Exciting, no?

Also, APT 13 is here!!! And more importantly, Cookie is back!

Most of you already knew this, but:

1. The commenting filter (which did not let you write certain words) has now been removed, because all comments are moderated anyway.

2. Also, @christina has left the Storybird team, @Nate is now the new Community Manager, and @SkyBluePurple is well, a part of the SB Team!

 

Plus, a huge sorry, everyone who signed up as an Insider! I was experiencing some technical issues and have now transferred to another host for the newsletters. All those who signed up, you will receive your first newsletter in about *looks at watch* um, five minutes ^_^ Remember to check your email’s spam folder!

For all those who don’t know about the YSBU Insider Newsletter yet, sign up for it here, for free!

What does Storybird Mean to You? -#2


Here’s this week’s dose of “What Storybird Means to Me”! Thank you everyone for your contributions! Keep a lookout for this post every Monday! 🙂

No more than 7 quotes per week, so if it doesn’t make it to the blog this week, it WILL make it in the upcoming weeks. I have made a book specially for all your quotes to be posted under: click here to read the Storybird. Have a look at this week’s:

primadonna_girl: I feel as if Storybird is a special and unique way to not just write stories, but to make friends that will last forever.

cookie54lover: Storybird is my life. Storybird’s there for me when I need to get feelings out; whether they be anxiety or ecstasy. I can write freely, I can write without having a purpose; I can write because I want to write, I can write because I can, I can write because I enjoy to write. The community is awesome sauce. Everyone is so supportive and caring. I can immediately go to Storybird if I have any problems I want to talk about and a large group of people will turn up supporting me without judgement. And members are always remembered and always missed when they depart.

There are so many different ways to frame your creativity. It can even be an inspirational comment. Or it could be a picture book that makes it’s way to Featured.

To me, Storybird is a gift.

mbjett: To me, Storybird is a place to share my creativity with others who also have a wild imagination. There is awesome artwork on Storybird, and they help me get inspiration. Storybird is an amazing website, and I’m glad that I found it! People of all ages can enjoy this site, and I can’t find one reason for people to dislike it! It’s too good to be true!

Love_Peace_Hope: Storybird is the best gift possible that the creators created. I joined storybird the day after my 17th birthday, and I already fell in love with it 5 minutes after. Storybird is an amazing place, and everyone needs to be here. Storybird is the BEST, PLACE, EVER.

FromDust: Storybird means so much to me. It’s an escape, a place to connect with other writers, grab inspiration, get rid of writer’s block. Somehow writing on Storybird is so much easier for me than everywhere else. I feel more free. It’s definitely one of my favourite stops on the Internet, because I fit in and I can be who I am. Storybird, for me, is a place where I can unwind, and a place where I can really be me.

firstredhead12: To me, Storybird is a place where I can let my creative spirit frolic wherever it so desires. A place where writers from all over the world can connect. A place where friendships are made. A place where I can just be…me. Storybird is a part of my life that I will never, ever forget. No matter how far I go or even where on the path of life- my Storybird family will always be close to my heart.

Forever and always. ❤

Sweet_Pea: Storybird is my rainbow amidst the storm that we call life. In my deepest sorrows, I can turn to Storybird for a guaranteed smile. It’s a place so perfect that it seems to be a fantasy. All in one place I can finally release my imaginations so they mold into stories, read endless books by people like me, and meet some of my best friends. Storybird is definitely the best thing that has ever happened to me.

xxx

~cherry_blossom (Hey, I deserve a link to my profile too! xD)