Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Think Tank Thursday #100 Eccentric

I wanted to do something unique and special for our one hundredth prompt.  Wow, 100... Can you believe it?!  I am not sure why this man came to mind, but he did.  He is an artist, animator, a poet, a director and more...  I think the word eccentric describes him best.  I would like you to pen a poem based on his work. You can use his art, one of his poems and let's not forget his movies. He has two  movie  releases, this year.  Yes, we are going to go down the road of fantasy, tossed in sometimes with a bit of horror and a pinch of goth.   I think of his work being like fractured fairy tales. You can blur the lines, anyway you like.  If his work does not speak to you, then write about someone eccentric you know.  I hope though you will give him a chance.  Look here to see a list of his movies.  Yes, I am taking about the one and only Tim Burton!

tim burton's infinite dreamsby *delirium77


La chica vudu By Tim Burtonby ~aeliamg


Tim Burton - One Man Showby *RodneyPike

"One person's crazyness is another person's reality."~ Tim Burton

"I have a problem when people say something's real or not real, or normal or abnormal. The meaning of those words for me is very personal and subjective. I've always been confused and never had a clear cut understanding of the meaning of those kinds of words." ~Tim Burton

"Movies are like an expensive form of therapy for me."~Tim Burton

If you have a prompt idea (even a Music or Film inspired one) that you would like to suggest or share with us please send it to . We keep a folder set aside with all your suggestions and just might use it one day.

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2. Please visit some of the other poems linked here when you link to yours.

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  1. Looooooves me some Tim Burton. What a fun prompt! Thank you, Ella! :)


  2. What happens when the most eccentric person you know is oneself? hee hee. Great prompt, Ellie. The 100th Think Tank! Wow. Is there anyone here who has been around for all 100, I wonder? Mary? Eileen? Carrie?

  3. 100th prompt, wow! It's a good one too!

  4. Congratulations on your 100th prompt!

  5. A chance to write something a bit dark and twisted? This may be the perfect prompt for me! Congrats on the 100th prompt!!

  6. Ella,

    Thank you for making this the 100th Prompt. Have we written that many words!!!

    I enjoyed this challenge, although I must admit to having two odd people in mind, rather than a film character.

    Eileen :)

  7. Congratulations on the 100th!!! Long may it continue :)
    Thanks for the prompt Ella. :)

  8. Yes, I would love to hear who has been here from the beginning!
    Yes, that is a lot of words ;D Great words, that is~

    Bren-Yes, I do hope so :D

    Eileen-Yes, we have, lol It is all good, whatever inspires your pen!

    Mary-Yes, dark n' twisted is in, lol! Yes, Congrats to all of us; I'm tossing virtual confetti!

    Kevin-Thank you and thank you everyone, thank yourselves :D

    Karen-I thought it would be fun, so many directions to go in. I'm in awe of Tim's fascination with stripes. I may go in that direction ;D

    Sherry-You are fun... I don't see you being that way! You are young at heart, a true nature girl~ :D I wonder, too?!

    De-I know I'm anxious to try this one. I had to go to court all day...(witnessed an accident). I can't wait to read all yours and everyone's word of art ;D

  9. I am a HUGE fan of Tim Burton's work, his dark humour, his imagination, his ablility to draw a line far beyond where most people would put it. Thanks for this prompt!

  10. Miskmask-Yes, he challenges us to see beyond, into other worlds. I thought his view would conjure some unique poems! I am happy everyone is willing to push their boundaries! :D You are welcome!

  11. Excellent, Ella!! Love Tim Burton!! Thank you!

  12. ;D YOU are welcome! I hoped this prompt would excite many unique poems! I think it did~

  13. I just adore this prompt! Mine is up.

  14. Congratulations on #100! Here's to many more.


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