Index Browncoats, Hufflepuffs, and Red Shirts? The NSWFF OC Index! *New Challenge!*

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  1. OCDatabaseSock Jedi Master

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    Browncoats, Hufflepuffs, and Red Shirts? The NSWFF OC Index!






    Welcome to NSWFF OC Index!


    An original character, or OC, is a character created by a fanfic author or roleplayer for an established canon storyline.
    - Wikipedia





    Here you?ll find such items as:
    ? Story Indices
    ? OC Characters Database
    ? Challenges
    ? Discussions, and more!!!


    OCDatabase Rules of Conduct:


  2. By participating in this thread you are agree to the following:
    Terms and Conditions
    As well as acknowledging:
    The NSWFF FAQ Disallowed Works List



  3. Participation and general discussion regarding original characters and OC stories is strongly encouraged, and some socializing (as long as it is not abused) will also be accepted.



  4. Remember to always be open minded, and to treat everyone's opinions with respect. Unless you are looking for specific advice or guidance, please do not fic-pimp or find other ways to highjack the thread in regards to your story.




  5. This thread is not for fic pimping.



  6. Guidelines for Submitting Stories to be included in The Index:

    If you would like to submit a story to the index, it must meet the following criteria:

    - The the main character(s) must be Original Characters . In other words, the main plotline must revolve around the story?s Original Character(s) for it to be included here. Having canon and EU characters is permissible; but they should not be the main focal point of the story.

    If you?re unsure whether your story is eligible, please feel free to PM the OCDatabaseSock ; include a brief synopsis and your story's link. It will be reviewed to determine if it is eligible. The host(s) reserves the right to make the final determination if is to be considered an OC story. However, if you feel the host may have discounted your story haphazardly; PM me and we can discuss it. There could be just a simple case of oversight on my part.

    To make it easier when gathering the story data from posts or PMs please submit in the following form only, including the broken link:

    {link= STORY URL][Fandom]YOUR STORY TITLE HERE [/link]
    Author(s):
    Summary:

    Stories will be listed alphabetically by fandom.



    The O.C. Bulletin Board: Current Events



    Current Challenge:

    Challenge #1:
    "Did You Guys Just See That?"

    Select a major event from you OC's respective fandom and write a story about your OC's experience with said event with the following stipulations:

  7. Your OC can not get physically involved or alter said canon event


  8. Your OC must be either a witness, a background character, or be effected by said event


  9. POV Narrative is upon author's discretion


  10. Submission entries must be PMed to the Sock by 11:59pm (board time) on October 25th with the following format:

    {link=URL ADDY) TITLE [/link] by AUTHOR with "NSWFF Challenge Entry" in the PM's title.



    OC Story of the Month:

    April 2011 OC Story of the Month

    [Harry Potter]Dear Diary by moosemousse


    New Additions:
    Story Submissions:


    None at this time.




    If you have any thoughts or ideas on how to improve upon this thread, or would like to submit a story for indexing; please feel free to PM the OCDatabaseSock .

    The NSWFF OC Index is currently hosted by Corellian_Ale. [face_good_luck]

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  11. OCDatabaseSock Jedi Master

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    Official Challenge Rules

    ? Approximately every 6 weeks there will be a "Challenge Theme" posted in the thread, which will also be added to this post. Authors will have 4 weeks, with a specified due date, to write a story based on that theme. You can write in any fandom not on the Disallowed Works List List. All "Themes" are open to interpretation.

    ? Once the entry deadline is closed, the entries will be posted and readers will have 2 weeks to read and vote on the entrants. Voting will close at midnight board time at the end of those 2 weeks.

    ? These challenges are open to everyone! Just write a story in response to the challenge and submit it by PM before the designated due date and you?re entered. The only stories accepted are written using exclusively OCs (unless a specific challenge indicates otherwise).

    ? Votes must be PMed to the sock to be counted!

    ? The winner will be allowed to design the next writing challenge.
    Note: Failing to PM the OCDatabaseSock with a new challenge by the winner will result in the host deciding upon the new challenge, and that will make him extremely grumpy.

    ? In the event of a tie, co-winners will be declared, all of whom will be allowed to submit a challenge of their own, and entrants may choose from which topic they would like to write and submit. Of course if the co-winners would like to brainstorm a single topic, they are more than welcome to do so.

    ? Every competitor is to be treated with utmost respect. Flaming WILL NOT BE TOLERATED! (Remember the TOS I talked about earlier in this thread?)

    ? Remember the important thing is to have fun!

    Rules are subject to change if needed as the Challenges rolls on, and will be updated accordingly.




    Challenge # 2
    "Time"

    Your OC discovers a time capsule of sorts left behind by a canon character(s). Maybe it's a journal or a love letter, a container of their favorite things, or even a place they once lived. What form it takes or how much time has passed isn't important?all that matters is that it ?travels through time? to tell your OC a story about the canon character(s).

    Due Date: March 19th, 11:59 PM

    No entries submitted.


    Challenge # 1
    "Did You Guys Just See That?"

    Write about your OC's experience with a canon event in thier respective fandom, while meeting the following conditions:


  12. Your OC can not get physically involved or alter said canon event


  13. Your OC must be either a witness, a background character, or be effected by said event


  14. POV Narrative is upon author's discretion


  15. Submissions:

    Lazarus Hunger by Exeter WINNER! =D=

    Quadrotriticale on Guard by RX_Sith

    Tears for the Fallen by NYCitygurl

    Wish Upon the Stars by Master_Jaina1011



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  16. OCDatabaseSock Jedi Master

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    The NSWFF Story of the Month is chosen at random by the Indexer. It's intention is to bring light to what may have otherwise been overlooked.

    Users are allowed to suggest a story for STOM via PM, provided it has not already held the title, and that the story your submitting for consideration is not your own.



    October 2010 OC Story of the Month

    [Harry Potter]The Five Rules of a Successful Bartender by Lane_Winree

    September 2010 OC Story of the Month


    [Doctor Who] Frontier Psychiatry
    By DarthIshtar

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  17. OCDatabaseSock Jedi Master

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  18. OCDatabaseSock Jedi Master

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    [Star Trek]



    [Star Trek 2009] On the Edge
    Author: Master_Jaina1011
    Summary: After receiving an intriguing distress signal from Delta Vega, the Enterprise goes to rescue a Commander from the clutches of a united faction of Klingons and Romulans. From there, the newly acquired Commander and the crew of the Enterprise embark on a mission of intrigue and danger to stop whatever these factions want. Only what the enemy wants is not obvious and now Kirk and the Commander must work together to save worlds from warfare they haven't seen for centuries...


  19. OCDatabaseSock Jedi Master

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    [Harry Potter]


    [Harry Potter]Dear Diary
    Author(s): moosemousse
    Summary: A young witch goes to Hogwarts and learns magic. This is her diary.
  20. OCDatabaseSock Jedi Master

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  21. OCDatabaseSock Jedi Master

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    [Pirates of the Caribbean]


  22. OCDatabaseSock Jedi Master

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  25. OCDatabaseSock Jedi Master

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  28. OCDatabaseSock Jedi Master

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  29. moosemousse CR Emeritus: FF-UK South

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    It's always worried me as to whether or not this thread was really open as no one else had replied and I didn't want to reply in case I wasn't supposed to reply just yet. I wonder how many others felt the same. [face_thinking]

    That aside, I do quite like my OCs and I think there should be more of them, preferably shoe-horned into fandoms were there is no room for them. :D
  30. DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master

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    I enjoy my OC's from Dr. Malcolm who treats a girl whose imaginary friend is a Doctor Who character to Charlie Darymple, the Harry Potter equivalent of Joe Jr. in For Keeps.
  31. NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus

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    [face_laugh] at moose :D

    I think OCs are really cool because it's nice to have a break from the same old, same old canon characters - especially in fandoms where there are only a few main characters everyone writes (which isn't to say that I dislike canon characters, but variety is always cool).

    I can't wait for the first challenge :D
  32. Master_Jaina1011 Jedi Master

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    I love OC's. They create a different environment in any story, and you can just create their backstory and have fun with it.

    I created one for Star Trek and I felt that Kirk needed a love interest, so here she was. She is just so much fun to write!
  33. moosemousse CR Emeritus: FF-UK South

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    Kirk? Need a love interest? I don't think he has the commitment for a love interest. :p
  34. Master_Jaina1011 Jedi Master

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    You'd be surprised. I do think that this new Kirk has different views the old Kirk and I can see it. Dunno why but I do! so therefore my OC Audrey Pearce was created!
  35. OCDatabaseSock Jedi Master

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    So? Is anyone ready for a challenge yet? o_O
  36. NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus

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  37. Master_Jaina1011 Jedi Master

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    Please! My OC is dying for more attention, she's demanding like that
  38. OCDatabaseSock Jedi Master

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    Woa! Okay! Okay! (I knew at least Nat would be rabid about it... :p)



    Challenge # 1
    "Did You Guys Just See That?"


    First, close your eyes... think about your OC's respective fandom... now select a major canon event from that fandom...
    (yes, I said the "c" word)

    Got it yet?

    Okay now your challenge is to write about your OC's experience with that event with the following conditions:



  39. Your OC can not get physically involved or alter said canon event


  40. Your OC must be either a witness, a background character, or be effected by said event


  41. POV Narrative is upon author's discretion


  42. Submission entries must be PMed to the Sock by 11:59pm (board time) on November 11th with the following format:

    {link=URL ADDY) TITLE [/link] by AUTHOR with "NSWFF Challenge Entry" in the PM's title.



    Also, please give a warm welcome to the

    October 2010 OC Story of the Month

    [Harry Potter]The Five Rules of a Successful Bartender by Lane_Winree
    (Winner of the 2010 NSWFF Award for Best Original Character, Female for Melissa Langerhans)

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