Bon Mots

By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  May 17, 2012

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WHAT'S IT LIKE BEING BEHIND A POPULAR TUMBLR LIKE THIS? This has been the weirdest couple of weeks of our lives! We love it, of course, and the comments, compliments and interactions are incredibly gratifying. The response has been overwhelming in terms of passion and volume. We also get a lot of submissions - which we go nuts for. We just love it. (Note: all content on the site is original, but we love receiving submissions and we hope to find a place for them in the future.)

WHAT OTHER TUMBLRS DO YOU GUYS LOVE? In the hay, down grassy hills, water over rocks.

IS THERE A RITUAL THAT GOES INTO CREATING EACH ONE OF THESE PERFECT LITTLE SCENARIOS? LIGHT SOME CANDLES, SPIN FOR EMMA ON A VINTAGE RECORD PLAYER, ANYTHING LIKE THAT? We have had a couple of workshop sessions with character building and element collection, but the ambiance was more along the lines of Diet Coke, whiteboards and fluorescent lights. However, we are inspired constantly. We recently went for a drive in the farmland surrounding Boulder and wrote 10 posts based on what we saw there. And one of us has been known to write posts while lounging in bed with her lover!

IS THERE ONE MASTERMIND OR IS IT TRULY A GROUP EFFORT? It is absolutely collaborative. None of this would've have happened without the passion and creativity of every team member. And the experience has brought us so much closer together!

DO YOU SEE BON IVER EROTIC STORIES BECOMING A BOOK, OR MOVING INTO OTHER TERRITORY? OR WILL IT REMAIN A TUMBLR UNTIL THE END OF TIME (OR AT LEAST UNTIL YOU GET SICK OF IT)? We've discussed the future and our exit strategy, but for now, we are happy to keep sharing stories that entertain and inspire.

CHALLENGE: AN ALTERNATIVE-PRESS THEMED BON IVER EROTIC STORY. GO! Bon Iver slips something into my hand. "The Cabin Gazette," it reads at the top in his meticulous block letters. And below that, a series of earnest updates and little endearing stories: The state of the chicken house roof repairs. An editorial on mosses. An anonymous love letter, about whose source I have a suspicion, and which contains the phrase 'your magnificent, kissable neck.' He has drawn pictures to accompany the stories, with captions. "Icicles melt in Spring Sun." "Carrot Soup Consumed, Enjoyed." "Poll: Which sunny spot is our favorite?" There are two constituents in this poll. The results are unanimous.

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