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50 Talents for Livewire’s Got Talent


You might have heard Livewire’s Got Talent (aka LWGT) is back again 😎👀 Entries are open till 11.59pm AEST Sunday 30th April 2023, so log in and head to the LWGT article for all the info you need to join ✨

If you don’t think you have a talent to show for Livewire’s Got Talent, think again! Maybe you could learn a new skill, rediscover one you already have or find some inspiration in this list of 50 talents. With the miscellaneous category, there are so many options! Whether your talent is speedy, silly, creative, perhaps even slightly unsettling (I’m looking at you ‘Baking a Cake that Looks Like Something Else’), we want to see it!

  1. Play a song on your teeth (Here’s Keira Knightley playing Despacito)
  2. Rock an Air Guitar
    An asian woman wearing a cinderella inspired dress. She's on stage playing air guitar and things look intense!
  3. Draw something with your eyes closed
  4. Show your super speedy typing skills
  5. Finish a difficult level in a video game
  6. Recreate a famous landmark in Minecraft
    The Eiffel Tower in Minecraft at Sunset
  7. Remember a bunch of digits of pi
  8. Teach your dog a cool trick
  9. Bake a fancy looking cake
  10. Bake a cake that looks like something else!
    A woman with fair skin, blonde hair, wearing a black shirt holding a plate with a bust of herself on top, A piece is missing out of her bust's forehead revealing that it's a cake.
  11. Being able to do the perfect evil laugh
  12. Burp a beautiful melody
  13. Make a marble track
  14. Amaze us with a magic trick
  15. Fold a fitted sheet as if it’s a normal sheet
  16. Make a super long domino line
    Dominoes of varying colours swirling around on a hardwood floor
  17. Impersonate a celebrity
  18. Imitate an animal sound
  19. Show off your pen spinning ability
  20. List every country in alphabetical order
  21. Balloon animals!
    Balloon Animal Blob Fish
  22. Build a computer/keyboard
  23. Write a program that does something cool (but not one that messes with LW please!)
  24. Finish a really hard level on Beat Saber
  25. Show us how you make the perfect hard boiled egg every time
  26. Learn how to solve a rubik’s cube from youtube
    3x3 rubik's cube on top of 7x7 rubik's cube again multi-colour brick background
  27. Lip syncing well is a proper skill!
  28. Let out your inner comedian with some hilarious jokes
  29. Design a dress
  30. Eyebrow choreography

    A young boy and girl sitting next to each other for school photos. The girl is holding a pink balloon and the two kids have their eyebrows raised.
    Anyone remember that Cadbury ad and the kids with dancing eyebrows?
  31. Do you know what you’re listening to within the first five seconds of a song – that’s a talent!
  32. Upcycle an old piece of furniture
  33. Can you pack a suitcase like Marie Kondo?
    An open suitcase with clothes neatly rolled up and packed.
  34. Show us your creative make up looks
  35. Put together a difficult jigsaw puzzle
  36. Twisting your fingers to create amazing shadow puppets
  37. Finger-tutting – have you heard of it?
    Young black man in a purple shirt creating a square with his fingers
  38. Re-grow vegetables from scraps (it’s basically magic)
  39. Know how to do the perfect, balanced braid
  40. Keep sea monkeys alive in Tasmania for 6 months
  41. Peel a banana with your feet
  42. Make and launch a paper aeroplane that glides for aaaaages
    A yellow paper plane that looks similar to a jet
  43. Guess smells while blindfolded
  44. Make your bed really, really quickly
  45. Tie the perfect tie
  46. Water bottle flipping
  47. Create a fancy skipping routine

    A girl skipping and doing complicated trick. Text reads: Awesome Annie. Skill Level: Advanced. Start: Pretzel shape. Top arm: Criss cross shape. Bottom arm: Between leg doing figure of 8 shape
    Did anyone else do Jump Rope for Heart in primary school?
  48. Whistle really loudly
  49. Say hello in lots of different languages
  50. Chop an onion without crying

Our Weekly Livestream Games and Events


We are jam packed with all sorts of rad livestreams on Livewire Online!

Here’s a “What’s involved?” guide for each of our regular weekly livestream games and events 📺


Monday

RCH Monday

Time: 4:45pm NSW/VIC/ACT/QLD (AEST)
4:15pm SA/NT (ACST), 2:45pm WA (AWST), 6:45pm (NZST)
What is it? good question… it’s questionable. What we do know… the dumpster fire continues 🔥
Come find out and hang with the Livewire Melbourne team from Royal Children’s Hospital (a.k.a RCH) and Monash.
How do I join? Watch the stream on the newsfeed or LWTV and head over to the chatroom at the above time to see what RCH have in store.

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Time: 6pm NSW/VIC/ACT/QLD (AEST)
5:30pm SA/NT (ACST), 4pm WA (AWST), 8pm (NZST)
What is it? Be in the know with what’s happening online and in pop culture this week.
How do I join? head over to the chatroom at the above time and watch the stream on LWTV.
If you want something to be feature in the Know Show like a video or TikTok, send it to [email protected] or PM a Facilitator ✔

Tuesday

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Time: 6pm NSW/VIC/ACT/QLD (AEST),
5:30pm SA/NT (ACST), 4pm WA (AWST), 8pm (NZST)
What is it? a classic who dunnit game. Join the Livewire Online Facilitators to try and figure out who the spy is 👀
How do I join? head over to the chatroom at the above time to play along.
For instructions watch this: https://my.livewire.org.au/spyfall-instruction-video/

Wednesday

Time: 4pm NSW/VIC/ACT/QLD (AEST)
3:30pm SA/NT (ACST), 2pm WA (AWST), 6pm (NZST)
What is it? a game of guess the drawing with the Livewire team at Randwick Children’s Hospital (a.k.a Randwick).
How do I join? watch the stream on the newsfeed or LWTV and head over to the chatroom at the above time to play along.
First person to guess the drawing wins bragging rights ✌🏼

 

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Time: 5:45pm NSW/VIC/ACT/QLD (AEST)
5:15pm SA/NT (ACST), 3:45pm WA (AWST), 7:45pm (NZST)
What is it? Art chat, craft tutorials and creative experiments with the Livewire crew from Westmead Children’s Hospital (a.k.a. Wesite!)
How do I join? watch the stream on the newsfeed or LWTV and head over to the chatroom at the above time to join in.

Friday

New Time: 4:00pm NSW/VIC/ACT/QLD (AEST)
3:30pm SA/NT (ACST), 2:00pm WA (AWST), 6:00pm (NZST)
What is it? a fun filled quiz bought to you by the Livewire Brisbane team at Queensland Children’s Hospital (a.k.a QCH).
How do I join? watch the stream on the newsfeed or LWTV and pop your answers to the questions in the Quizbane chatroom.

Sunday

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Time: 8pm NSW/VIC/ACT/QLD (AEST)
7:30pm SA/NT (ACST), 6pm WA (AWST), 10pm (NZST)
What is it? Livewire’s spin on Game’s Night, think puzzles, Bingo, Uno and much more
The winner being the first person to mark off all their squares 🙌🏼
How do I join? head over to the chatroom at the above time

 

Wanna do your own Livestream?
It can be about anything you want, as long as it’s Livewire appropriate. We’ve had a macramé workshops, singalong, storytelling, bubble blowing, gaming and more!
Chat to your friendly Livewire Facilitator, they can help with things like planning and ideas – and will be there on the day to co-host with you 📺
*all Livewire guidelines must be followed during streaming and if you’re under 18 we need your parent’s approval first too ✌🏼


Legend Convention 2022


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Oh hey legends!

That’s right- it’s almost November, and that means it’s time for… Legend Convention 2022! Every player will receive special Legend Convention themed merch in the mail!

If you haven’t played Legend Convention before, welcome to our annual celebration of all things pop culture! It’s a month long festival of trivia, games, points and prizes 🤩.

Here’s how it all works!

  • You’ll need to be a verified Livewire Online member to participate – login or join now
  • We will be posting activities all through November where you can show off your pop culture skillz and knowledge, and earn points like the legend you are.
  • These points will be added to the Leaderboard of Legends. Don’t know what that is? It will be posted later this week and updated every few days!

There are lots of different ways you can earn points! So many, in fact, that we’ve listed them in an article in the Livewire community including how to get prizes and T&Cs.

Need help keeping track of what’s on? We’ve created this Legendary Calendar for you so that you know when what things are happening!

The Legend Convention calendar

 

These activities don’t need to be done on the day they are posted! You have until the end of November to complete the Trivia’s, Guessing Games, Treasure Hunt, and SuperHero Design Comp. You can play as many or as few of the Trivias and Games as you wanna. Make sure you log in once a week to be in the draw for the Weekly Log In Points!


Our Story


For the last two years, we’ve held an event named Storytelling, during which you send in a piece of writing and then are rewarded for doing so. It’s been fun, but this year things are a little different.

WE’RE MAKING A BOOK.

Yep. A book.

With the help of a wonderful publisher in Global Publishing and generous donor, we are making a real, hold in your hand, put on your coffee table, show off to your friends, professional book. Best of all is if you have a piece of writing published in the book or artwork used in the design of the cover leaf, you will receive your very own copy of the book.

What Can You Submit For the Book?

  • Story or collection of stories (500-2000 words maximum for all)
  • A poem or collection of poems (max 500 words, and maximum of three poems)
  • Uncategorised writing (max 500 words)
  • Lyrics (max 250 words)
  • A letter (max 500 words)
  • Film, play or musical script (250-2000 words)
  • Essay or essays (500-2000 words)
  • Article or articles (250-1000 words)
  • Prose (max 500 words)
  • Artwork for the cover design (no max entries)

You may submit one piece or one collection of writing–this must be the same category of writing (for example, three different poems). It must your own, original work and not exceed the maximum word count in brackets.

You may submit more than one piece of art for the cover leaf. This is not meant to be a full-cover, just something to be used as part of a collective creation. Again, any work must be your own, original work.

Not everything submitted is guaranteed to be used or published, but we will work with you to get a piece to the point that it can. Cover art may be more difficult to be used in its original form, but may serve as inspiration for design. Regardless, if something of yours contributes to the cover, you will receive credit on the interior.

How Do You Submit Something?

Upload to the newsfeed and tag @ourstory

If you want feedback please check in with @tommylw or any other host who is happy to provide some. You can also email [email protected] to get specific feedback on your work.

We Will Need Your Consent

If you are over eighteen, we can get it directly from you. If you are under eighteen, we will need to get in touch with a parent/guardian of yours. We’ll organise this part.

What Else is Happening?

  • Livestreams of games and discussions to help you get creative and have some fun
  • Articles that will help you or maybe just interest you
  • Newsfeed games
  • Chat rooms for discussion, Q & A, and to help each other with your writing
  • Fun facts about literature

When Do I Need to Share my Story by?

There’s no rush to get your story summitted, spend time developing it with the support of events and activates we have planned ☝
We don’t have an exact timeframe at the moment, we’re aiming towards end of October and will keep you all updated.

As usual, the community rules of Livewire apply for the content of your work. If you are unsure of something, or need clarification you can always ask a chat host.
This book will not be sold publicly once published, only Livewire Members, Starlight, the publisher and donor will have copies.
Each Livewire member who has art or a story in the book, will get one copy each.

 

 


Livewire Film Festival


Lights, Camera, Action!

It’s time for the Annual Livewire Film Festival 🎥👏

This March, we’re getting creative by making videos to share on Livewire. Jump online to check out some of the awesome past entries and find out more on how to enter. 

  • To participate you need to be a fully validated Livewire Member, so click Join Now on the home page to register
  • We are looking for videos under 5 minutes long!
  • Once your film is made, upload it to the LW TV page and tag @livewirecompetitions
  • Then, in April we will open voting for the People’s Choice Award – to be eligible to win you’ll need to vote in the People’s Choice Awards.
  • There will be prizesssss!!
  • And lastly, we’ll have a movie night- a Livewire Film Festival where we all hang out and watch all these awesome short films together!

But… I Don’t Know How To Make A Movie!

Oh yeah you do!! You just don’t know it yet. There are no limits to what you can make here. A stop motion. An animation. A documentary. An intro to you and your life. A review. A compilation of your favorite dance moves. A slideshow. An abstract. An opera performed entirely by your cats. Your film can be whatever you want it to be, made any way you like.

Filmmaking is a great way to be creative, fill in your time, and make something cool! As an added bonus, we’ll all get to hang out together (virtually) for our Film Festival, and you’ll get some awesome LW appreciation coming your way!!

So… what are you waiting for? Get planning, get story boarding, and get filming! Need help? That is what we are here for! When you’re logged into the Livewire community, ask a chat host for help, ideas, and tips if you need them.

 

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New Member Bingo!


Want to get your very own Livewire welcome pack?

Checkout our new member bingo here

 


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Legend Convention – The Legend Continues


November. A month like any other…or is it!? Join the the Legend Convention Quest to win some awesome prizes!!

Simply join Livewire, then click attending on the Legend Convention event https://my.livewire.org.au/events/legend-conevention-the-legend-continues/.  Congratulations! You’ve just collected your first point on the path to being crowned Legend of Legends and scoring some wild prizes along the way!

Throughout the month you’ll have chances to collect additional points by:

– attending one of 10 dedicated trivia events on subjects ranging from Disney to DC, Shrek to Video Games, Musicals and much, much more!

– watching your favourite weekly live streams – Ms Squiggle, Quizbane and Cashphrase

– attending special events featuring guest artists and experts from the world of comics, gaming and pop culture based craft!

– staying alert (but not alarmed) for other opportunities as they arise.

Prizes include Nintendo Switches, EB Games vouchers, Pop! Vinyl, Harry Potter Wands and heaps of cool pop culture stuff you never knew you needed.

Plus gain 5 points and get a huge pack of Konix gaming gear and an EB games pack!!

We’ll be updating the competition leaderboard daily so stay tuned.

Best of luck in your quest! 🙂


Storytelling aka Kindlemania


Storytelling is back. Kindles are back! The whole crew is assembling. Are you ready?

Yep, it’s time – time to get your creative writing on. Every member who submits a piece receives a kindle – every. single. one. See the full article below for more info & T&Cs!

It’s been a big year since our last Storytelling September and in that time I’m sure you’ve had many moments of inspiration and come up with some truly wild new ideas! Maybe you’ve even thought about writing the sequel to your 2020 story!

Either way, budding authors of Livewire, this is your time to shine!

This is 100% cool beans buuuut where do I start?

Write what you know, be inspired by the works of others, write a stream of consciousness and see where you end up! The possibilities are endless! You could write with paper and pen, on your laptop or phone, or even via text-to-speech!
Take a walk in nature or the city, read a book, watch a movie or listen to music – inspiration is everywhere and often where you least expect it!

Note: all content needs to be Livewire appropriate (PG rated), and your own work. 🙂 

Your entry could be in any genre of storytelling – here are some examples and word count guidelines:

  • A poem or lyrics (max 250 words)
  • Short Story (500-2000 words)
  • Kids story (max 250 words)
  • A review i.e. movie, game, book (max 500 words)
  • A letter (max 1000 words)
  • Film, play or musical script (250-2000 words)
  • Storyboard or Comic (min 5 words + associated images)
  • Essay (500-2000 words)
  • Article (250-1000 words)

Did somebody say something about a Kindle?: We did! Besides sharing your story with an award winning community of certified legends and progressing on your path to become a New York Times Best Selling Author you also get…a Kindle! For real, everyone who sends us a story gets a Kindle! All of the entries will be uploaded onto it too!

Ok! I’m excited, how do I enter? Great question!

  • Step 1 – Get inspired
  • Step 2 –  Tell your story, give it a title
  • Step 3 – Post your Story to the site or Email your story to [email protected]
  • Entries open 1st September – Entries close Oct 10 2021 11:59pm AEST (Limited to one entry per current & validated Livewire Member. Max 70 Kindles are available for this giveaway after which Amazon Echos will be substituted instead)

We’ll upload your stories as articles to share with the community & tag you. We can’t wait to read all of your entries!

Livewire reserves the right to refuse entries if they do not meet the above criteria


Wanna Play DnD?


Wanna play Dungeons and Dragons on Livewire? Register your interest here!

Some thing to note…

  • Don’t worry if you can’t play or don’t know how- we are all going to learn together! Log in to check out the livestreamed games for a bit of insight into how the game works (kind of, we had no idea what we were doing).
  • Whether we play or not, we are going to run a Character Building Workshops in chat in late June- log in for more details. Even if you don’t want to play on LW, you can still build a character, just for fun, or to use to play elsewhere.
  • Keep your eyes peeled for an article series coming soon that lays out all the basics of game play, dice and characters!

Got something more to tell us, or have questions? PM a chat host, or email livewire@starlight.org.au.