Challenge Dear Diary Challenge 2008 And the Winner is....?

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  1. Diary_Challenge_Sock Jedi Master

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    This challenge was created last year by [link=]the_wandering-shadow[/link]. It was/is such great fun, that I think it should be done again. This time under a sock to ward of DRL, so if something happens to your current host (MsLanna) the thread will go on anyway.:D

    Teh Rulez:

    You have to keep the diary of a character for a whole year. It does not matter if it's canon cast or OC, AU, whatever. Write the diary of a droid, surprise us all. There was a diary of Yoda's Lightsabre last year. Nothing's impossible!:D

    You have to update a least twice a month. You can update as often as you want. Just remember you need to have enough story left for the rest of the year.;)

    The length of the updates does not matter. Write a paragraph, write pages, do what you want. Just do it.

    I'm the keeper of the documents, meaning the Indexer. If you fail to update for a month, I'll send you a reminder and give you another week to update. If you fail to do that, you're out. NO Exceptions! If you want to do NaNo next year, keep that in mind. Do some updates up in front, you'll be amazed how little time to write you might have.

    Make my life easy, will you? PM me when you update your diaries. [face_batting]

    No posting (and writing) until 1.1.2008[face_shame_on_you]
    Think and talk as much as you want though.

    There will be a mini-challenge each month. I will give you a theme or topic to integrate into the diary. It is NOT obligatory, just something to get your imagination running.

    If you failed to update for a month three times, the next time you don't update for a month, the diary will automatically drop out of the challenge. It does not matter if that three times are in a row or scattered across the year.

    About the Index.
    I'll update daily, and the index will be sorted by era and then alphabetically by title. I will also colour code it.
    green = well within updating schedule
    orange = no update for two weeks
    red = no update for a month

    If there's any questions left, tell me, or pm me.

    I hope we'll have a great time together. :D
  2. Diary_Challenge_Sock Jedi Master

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    Oct 23, 2007
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    The Winners:

    [link=]Freedom in Bondage [/link] by Alexis_Wingstar
    [link=]A Mother's Journal [/link] by BigFatty

    The index will be sorted by era and title. The colour coding is as follows:

    Green = within the updating schedule
    Orange = 14 days without an update.
    Red = one month without update, you have 7 days to update, or you're out


    [link=]Freedom in Bondage [/link] by Alexis_Wingstar Last updated: 11/29

    COMPLETED [link=]The Secret Diary of a Padawan[/link] by moosemousse Last updated: 12/28

    [link=]Those Eyes![/link] by Alexis_Wingstar Last updated: 11/29

    [link=]Trials of a Jedi Padawan[/link] by silverfighter Last updated: 12/6


    COMPLETED [link=]A chick on every planet [/link] by earlybird-obi-wan Last updated: 12/27

    [link=]A Child of My Own [/link] by VaderLVR64 Last updated: 12/17

    COMPLETED [link=]A Deserted Hope[/link] by RX_Sith Last updated: 12/28

    COMPLETED [link=]Diary of a Mentor [/link] by earlybird-obi-wan Last updated: 12/27

    COMPLETED [link=]Diary of a Young Healer [/link] by earlybird-obi-wan Last updated: 12/27

    [link=]Side by Side: The Angel & the Negotiator's Diaries [/link] by Alexis_Wingstar Last updated: 11/30

    [link=]The Journal of Loch Thrindarr [/link] by celine Last updated: 12/18


    [link=]A Mother's Journal [/link] by BigFatty Last updated: 12/22

    [link=]Grown and Still Growing [/link] by Alexis_Wingstar Last updated: 11/30

    [link=]Scribblings on a Datapad [/link] by Laine_Snowtrekker Last updated: 12/30

    COMPLETED [link=]Start Here[/link] by ardavenport Last updated: 12/31

    The Mini-Challenges

    January: Storms of any kind
    February: Giving Up
    March: Green
    April: Explosions
    May: Something New to worry about
    June: At long last
    July: Heat
    August: Vacation
    September: Lack thereof
    October: Flowers
    November: Double-edged Decision
    December: Slipping

    Out of Competition

    [link=]The Isolation Log[/link] by Idrelle_Miocovani last updated: 12/20

    [link=]The Reason I didn't update here[/link] by MsLanna last updated: 12/26

    [link=]Into Another Day[/link] by Jinngerbread Last updated: 11/15

  3. Diary_Challenge_Sock Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 23, 2007
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    Dear Diary 2007

    The Winner:
    [link=] Under Duress[/link] by VaderLVR64

    The index

    Alphabetically order by title in each Era.
    Send me pms when you update and I try to keep this up-to-date.

    Green = within the updating schedule
    Orange = 14 days without an update.
    Red = one month without update, you have 7 days to update, or you're out

    Before the Saga

    [link=] Under Duress[/link] by VaderLVR64 Latest update: 11/25


    COMPLETED [link=] Diary of an exile[/link] by earlybird-obi-wan Latest update: 12/28

    COMPLETED [link=] Diary of Yoda's lightsabre[/link] by earlybird-obi-wan Latest update: 12/28

    COMPLETED [link=] Diary of a Coruscant Firefighter[/link] by earlybird-obi-wan Latest update: 12/28

    COMPLETED [link=] Ramblings: The Diary of Jorya Lank[/link] by LilyHobbitJedi Latest update: 1/1/08

    COMPLETED [link=]Who I Am[/link] by MsLanna Latest update: 12/21

    Beyond the Saga

    COMPLETED [link=] Broken Promises[/link] by Jade_Pilot Latest update: 12/31

    [link=] Dear Qahsa - The Yuuzhan Vong Strike Back[/link] by Maggy Latest update: 12/4

    COMPLETED [link=]Growing in the Force[/link] by Alexis_Wingstar Latest update: 12/17

    [link=] Room for Me [/link] by VaderLVR64 Latest update: 12/27

    COMPLETED [link=] The Girl who Would be Queen - the Diary of Layne Djo-Solo[/link] by Jade_Max Latest update: 1/14

    COMPLETED [link=] The Keeper of Memories[/link] by Divapilot Latest update: 12/29

    [link=] 'Til human voices wake us:Journal of Leela Radian Kyp[/link] by iamobiwan1970 Latest update: 12/28

    Dead Diaries :(

    COMPLETED[link=] Turning Point[/link] by NYCitygurl Latest update: 11/13

    [link=] The Tainted One[/link] by the_wandering_shadow Latest update: 1/4

    [link=] The Cries of Luskan[/link] by Kelli_LB Latest update: 1/5

    [link=] The Narrow Path - Diary of a Defective Clonetrooper[/link] by Rhodna Latest update: 1/6

    [link=] Dear Diary: Mend Two Broken, Make One Whole[/link] by PRINCESSCAMBRIA Latest update: 1/8

    [link=] Miscella
  4. Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 16, 2006
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    I'm in! :D I'll do a timeleap for Kavin, and there will be another diary... that is if I'm allowed (PM comming to the sock).
  5. earlybird-obi-wan Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 21, 2006
    star 6
    I will do Marhin Adin, the main character of my NaNoWriMo
  6. NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jul 20, 2002
    star 9
    Awesome!! I'm going to try this again. I managed to get the last one finished; maybe this year I'll get the time requirements too :p
  7. VaderLVR64 Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Feb 5, 2004
    star 8
    I'll participate but just keep my current cast of characters. I know that Ynna still has a lot to say. :p
  8. Ceillean Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 13, 2001
    star 5
    I'm in. I've been looking forward to this for a while already.
  9. KELIA Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jul 26, 2005
    star 6
    I've enjoyed the diaries I've read this year so I'll bite the bullet and enter for next :D
  10. Jinngerbread Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Sep 2, 2007
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    What about something like a current diary? I started a Qui-Gon diary back in October before NaNo started (I know I know, I should've waited) and I really would like to do more with it, so this might help me get jump started on it again. Does it have to be from scratch fresh, or can it be something different?
  11. LilyHobbitJedi Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Aug 29, 2005
    star 5
    I loved doing the diary challenge this year, but I honestly think I want a break next year. But I'm still going to be reading everyone elses. :D
  12. DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Mar 26, 2001
    star 9
    Okay, this year, I'm going to finish doing it!
  13. moosemousse CR Emeritus: FF-UK South

    Member Since:
    Oct 3, 2004
    star 6
    Does there have to be a story, or can it just be a random thing?
  14. PadwanKayla Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 2, 2005
    star 4
    I'm going to give this another go even though I only lasted until March last year. I've gotten inspired to write again with nano even though it was an original fic. This time I think I'll go a little lighter. I seem to get pulled into the angst though.
  15. leiamoody Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 8, 2005
    star 4
    Since my first attempt was such a disaster, I'll just read everyone else's next year.
  16. Diary_Challenge_Sock Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 23, 2007
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    So many volunteers.[face_hypnotized]
    I'd say 'you don't know what you're getting yourselves into', but some have done this before so....

    Welcome all.[:D]

    Alexis I hope things are cleared up now.:)

    earlybird-obi-wan As long as you don't take your NaNo novel. ;) Just remember that you'' lave to work some in advance if you want to do next year's NaNo, too.

    NYCitygurl I hope so, too. 'twas sad to see so many drop-outs.:(

    Vadey More Ynna? I'd be very happy. Things just started to take off.:D

    Ceillean Let's hope the excitment will stay for the whole year.:D

    KELIA Readers to writers, just what I like.:D

    Jinngerbread That would depend. Could you pm me the details?[face_batting] From scratch would be preferred, though.

    LilyHobbitJedi I can so understand you. I won't be participating either. I think/hope.[face_worried]

    DarthIshtar I'll remind you of that. [face_mischief]

    moosemouse It shouold be clear that it's the diray of one person. Random is okay, but it would be nice if it made sense somehow.[face_batting]

    PadawanKayla Welcome back.:)

    leiamoody Just beware of rabid plot bunnies then.:)
  17. Wedge_Antilles_Cmdr Jedi Master

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    May 22, 2002
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    I'd like to give this a shot - The Diaries of Wedge Antilles - if that is ok. And I will come up with a better, ie more original, title.
  18. lazykbys_left Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Feb 17, 2005
    star 4
    Since I'm feeling hopelessly optimistic right now, I'm going to participate this time.

    One question: is there a required time span within the diaries themselves? That is to say -

    Does time need to pass in the diary the same as in RL? E.g., can we post updates once every two RL weeks but with only one GFFA day in between? Or does one RL day equal one GFFA day?

    - lazy

    BTW: I wondered what Alos the Trees were until I read through the previous challenge thread. I fear I sense a plot bunny creeping up behind me . . .
  19. MsLanna Jedi Master

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    Jul 8, 2005
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    Wedge_Antilles_Cmdr That's fine. YOu can always change the title. And you still ahve some time before you post.:)

    lazykbys_left No time requirements. If your character remember to write in his diary only once a year, that's fine.:)

    I'll change that as soon as I'm back in my sock.[face_blush] I constantly mistype 'also'.
  20. moosemousse CR Emeritus: FF-UK South

    Member Since:
    Oct 3, 2004
    star 6
    That I can do. :)
  21. AnakinGirl05 Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Jun 1, 2005
    star 3
    Oh man I am in wicked diary mode, I just finished NaNo with my fictional characters quirky diary....So I am totally jumping in for this one. Yay!
  22. RX_Sith C&G Game Host and CFB Bowl Winner

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    Mar 13, 2006
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    I'll try this out and see what my muse dishes out.
  23. BigFatty Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Mar 9, 2005
    star 4
    Nawra (my OC) has been bouncing around in my skull again, so I think she should be let out. I'll do my best to join in this year.
  24. Lilith Demodae Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 1, 1999
    star 4
    I'll give it a shot. Still not sure who's diary it'll be, though I'm leaning toward Crash, right now.
  25. karebear214 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 7, 2002
    star 4
    I may give it a go this year, even though last year I failed spectacularly. It can't hurt to try again.
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