Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by OCDatabaseSock, Sep 28, 2012.
Thanks everyone I'll try to come up with something good for the next challenge now.
Great stories, all. Congrats
@Chyntuck on your win!
@Chyntuck! Congratulations on a very well-deserved win.
This is the autumn/winter challenge provided by Chyntuck
Write a story or a chapter of an on-going story in which the reader is introduced to an OC protagonist entirely through the point of view of another, secondary character. To clarify:
1) Your OC is the main character of the story/chapter, i.e. the story/chapter is primarily about this OC.
2) Your OC is not the POV character, i.e. we never get inside your OC's head.
3) The POV character may be another OC or an established character.
4) The narrative POV in the story/chapter must be either first-person or third-person limited.
Yes, a new discussion.
Tell us about the parents of your OC
Question for the challenge: Could the POV character be an established canon character...even a major one?
One more question: Can the OC be someone you've written about before, or do you have to create someone new?
I passed the previous one (even though it was mine, LOL), but I miiight give a try to this one. I never did third person limited and I don't think I actually *know* how to do it.
But the fact that there's no theme leaves pretty much everything else open to imagination.
Yes. My idea was that the extra difficulty with an established POV character would be to give them small enough a role that it's still an OC fic, and I guess that this would be even more difficult with a major character – but I actually hope that someone will do it!
Again, it can be either. We're talking about the OC protagonist being "introduced" to the reader within the confines of the challenge entry; if you use an existing OC for this challenge just pretend people haven't read your other stories
Woohoooooooo! Congratulations to
Yay, family talk!!
For Bree and Blue, who I still plan to write about at some point because they still won't really shut up. Bree's parents are Legends Han and Leia. She's closer to her dad than to her mom, though, since Bree, unlike her siblings, is deaf as a post to the Force. She and Han have learned how to navigate being nonsensitives in a family of Jedi. Blue's family lives on Baroli, and he is very close to them. His dad was a surgeon and Blue's interest in medicine came from watching his father. His mother was a businesswoman. They were socially prominent (mostly due to his mother), and Blue grew up in an upper class home. His mother was a beauty, and Blue inherited his looks (and her artistic sense) from her.
As for Mirany and Kash, Mirany's family has been in the city of Mehr for many generations. Her mother is a sweet but quiet woman who works in a bakery. Her father owns a respected business in town. Like most Mehrine, they had an arranged marriage, but there is true affection and caring between them. Mirany's father's mother was Force sensitive, and he inherited the talent from her but never did anything with it. They have lived in the city of Mehr for all their lives and never intend to leave their home. Kash has no idea who his parents were, and he has often wondered who they were. Did they give him up willingly? Did they want more for him than what they could give him? Or did they not want him? It is an uncertainty that is always in the back of his mind. In a way, Mirany's parents and Kash's parents could not be more different. Hers are from an old, established line and she has always had her family in her life; his is a complete mystery.
Raissa's parents, Laertes and Geniva Baiard, live on the (fanon) planet Bel Luar, halfway across the Galaxy from Merkesh. Her father served in the planet's military for a brief period, but retired to work in droid design and programming. Her mother is a seamstress. Neither of them quite understand their younger daughter's career path . Laertes, having been in the military, is less baffled than his wife, but he would still rather that Raissa had chosen a safer vocation--preferably working in programming like him and her older sister, Amira. Geniva tried her best to dissuade Raissa's early interest in martial arts, insisting that if she took k'tara lessons, she also had to take dance lessons with Amira. This plan ultimately backfired, though, because Raissa found that the timing and footwork she learned dancing was useful in her k'tara lessons as well. Neither of her parents have any idea that Raissa is Force sensitive and training with Doran to become a Jedi.
As a Jedi, Doran--or rather, Domnic, as he was born--hardly knew his parents, having seen them perhaps a dozen times in his life, and most of those visits being a matter of hours. (In this AU, relationships are very strongly discouraged but not outright forbidden) His father, whose name was Doran Jade, owned a cantina on Treasure Ship Row on Corellia called the Mistress of Flasks. He was significantly older than his wife. A young nightclub singer, Althea was also depicted as the Mistress of Flasks on the cantina's sign. Doran Jade died when his son was studying for his Jedi trials. Althea sent Domnic his father's Corellia Navy duty knife as a memorial. In remembrance of the father he hardly knew, but respected for his strength of character, Domnic remade his lightsaber to resemble the duty knife. Later, when he became a fugitive from the Empire, took his father's first name as part of his new identity and took up his father's trade, buying the Café Alderaan. Doran fears to let his mother know he is still alive, believing the contact would put her in jeopardy from the Empire.
@earlybird-obi-wan Can you please give us the deadline for the current challenge?
Challenge-deadline: December 31 23.59 Pacific time
Which OC, and which set of parents? I've got so many of both it's hard to keep track of the lot.
I've noticed that a few of my OC's don't have great relationships with their parents. For some reason the wealthy kids don't have the greatest parents (except for Cala Siroko; her parents were killed in the Ghorman Massacre, but her grandmother raised her from infancy and resented Cala, as if she was somehow responsible for her parents getting crushed by a Star Destroyer). Another OC, Koury Vita, has a tense relationship with her mother, who cannot accept her daughter is lesbian. Meaithe Akam's parents just hate each other and really should be divorced, but status is everything, so they just resent each other and use their daughter as a messenger/counselor.
The best parental relationship I can think of is the one between Nalieza Fejier and her father, Paurilis. There is great love and trust between them, which explains why Paurilis allowed his daughter to go off to another planet and star in a television series when she was ten years old. (I know, some of you are reading this right now and going "SAAAY WHAAT?!). But it's a good arrangement for them; he works as a History professor on their planet of residence (not their homeworld...there's no place back there for either one of them...too many bad memories and family squabbles, etc). Nalieza was officially put into the custody of her "birth sponsor", Shen Mekori, who also happens to be her agent. It sounds skeevy, but there is a very big emotional reason for Paurilis to let his only living child go off to pursue her dreams. She's very much like her mother, a deceased actress named Maiena Isoderi who committed suicide after a miscarriage. Nalieza was only two years old when her mother died, and doesn't remember her physical presence very much. Going into acting is the most concrete way of connecting with her mother...again, it doesn't make sense on the surface, but I tend to write about emotional/spiritual attachments which often creates unorthodox relationships between everyone, not just parents and children.
My OC Lens Eli never knew his parents. His mother dropped him on the steps of the temple and disappeared. I have never explored the characters of the parents as they are not necessarily critical to Lens' story. However, Lens was 'adopted' by Kam and Tionne Solusar as their son. Though Kam and Tionne were the Creche Masters, they took a special interest in the foundling Lens. I have explored Lens and Tionne's relationship. Kam has been present, but not much has been inspired in that regard.