Challenge ~ Dear Diary Challenge 2009 ~ Challenge Finished: WINNER ANNOUNCED!!!

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  1. Diary_Challenge_Sock Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 23, 2007
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    This challenge was created in 2007 by the_wandering-shadow. It was/is such great fun, that it should be done again. Now under a sock to ward of DRL, so if something happens to your current host the thread will go on anyway.:D

    Teh Rulez:

    1)
    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

    2)
    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.;)

    3)
    The length of the updates does not matter. Write a paragraph, write pages, do what you want. Just do it.

    4)
    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. This means seven days from the missed month update, not seven days from the date of the PM. For example, if your diary was last updated on March 3, and you haven't updated in 31 days - April 3 (NOTE: the number of days is subject to the number days in a given month, so if you last updated in February, it would be 28 days +7), you would have until April 10 to update, regardless if I failed to PM you until the fifth of April. If you fail to update after the extended 7 days, 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.

    5)
    Make my life easy, will you? PM me when you update your diaries. [face_batting]

    6)
    No posting (and writing) until 1.1.2009[face_shame_on_you]
    Think and talk as much as you want though.

    7)
    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.

    8)
    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.



    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 Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 23, 2007
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    The winner: Dear Tam by DarthBreezy

    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


    Before

    COMPLETED 12/19: Diary of Kaagi Adin, by earlybird-obi-wan

    COMPLETED 12/19: Diary this is, by earlybird-obi-wan

    COMPLETED 12/20:Miscellaneous, by Jinngerbread

    COMPLETED 12/22: The Diary of a Jedi Archivist, by moosemousse




    Saga

    COMPLETED 12/26: A Year in the Dustbowl, by MiralukaJedi

    COMPLETED 12/31: Army of One Man?, by Corellian_Ale

    Captain's Log, by hyperspace_police, last updated: 12/29

    COMPLETED12/19: Diary of Timo Herefa, by earlybird-obi-wan

    COMPLETED 1/2/2010: Heart of the Innocent, OC, young boy by Jaidyn_Knightfall

    COMPLETED 12/17: I Am - Diary of a Clonetrooper, by Takianna

    Or, by Pandora26, last updated: 12/27

    COMPLETED 12/26: Rummaging through Tool Kits, by MiralukaJedi

    COMPLETED 12/19: Second Diary of Marhin Adin, by earlybird-obi-wan

    COMPLETED 12/29: Study Duty, by MsLanna

    The Very Secret Diary of Darth Vader,Humor by NYCitygurl, updated 12/31




    Beyond

    COMPLETED 12/28: All Things End, OC, Drama, Talonverseby Lilith Demodae

    COMPLETED 12/24: Dear Tam, Jedi AUby DarthBreezy

    Losing my mind, going crazy, whacko, by Ceillean,last updated: 12/25






    Non-Star Wars

    COMPLETED 12/28: Diary of a Free Hork-Bajir, [Animorphs], by DaenaBenjen42

    COMPLETED 12/31: Illogically Logical, [Star Trek] by RX_Sith





    Mini-Challenges:

    January: Resolutions
    February: Heart(s)
    March: Storms
    April: Foolishness
    May: -
    June: Water /required words: balmy, desiccate, extemporaneous.
    July: Capital/Capitol or Midsummer Night's Dream
    August: -
    September: Army
    October: fall
    November:
    December


    Dead Diaries :(

    Where the Land Meets the Sky and
  3. Diary_Challenge_Sock Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 23, 2007
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    Dear Diary 2008


    The Winners:

    Freedom in Bondage by Alexis_Wingstar
    and
    A Mother's Journal by BigFatty




    Index


    Before

    Freedom in Bondage by Alexis_Wingstar Last updated: 11/29

    COMPLETED The Secret Diary of a Padawan by moosemousse Last updated: 12/28

    Those Eyes! by Alexis_Wingstar Last updated: 11/29

    Trials of a Jedi Padawan by silverfighter Last updated: 12/6



    Saga

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

    A Child of My Own by VaderLVR64 Last updated: 12/17

    COMPLETED A Deserted Hope by RX_Sith Last updated: 12/28

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

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

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

    The Journal of Loch Thrindarr by celine Last updated: 12/18



    Beyond

    A Mother's Journal by BigFatty Last updated: 12/22

    Grown and Still Growing by Alexis_Wingstar Last updated: 11/30

    Scribblings on a Datapad by Laine_Snowtrekker Last updated: 12/30

    COMPLETED Start Here 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

    The Isolation Log by Idrelle_Miocovani last updated: 12/20

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

    Into Another Day by Jinngerbread Last updated: 11/15

    Whatever Tomorrow Brings by Ceillean Last updated 10/18



    Dead Diaries :(


    The Great Today by
  4. Diary_Challenge_Sock Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 23, 2007
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    Dear Diary 2007


    The Winner:
    Under Duress 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

    Under Duress by VaderLVR64 Latest update: 11/25



    Saga


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

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

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

    COMPLETED Ramblings: The Diary of Jorya Lank by LilyHobbitJedi Latest update: 1/1/08

    COMPLETED Who I Am by MsLanna Latest update: 12/21


    Beyond the Saga

    COMPLETED Broken Promises by Jade_Pilot Latest update: 12/31

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

    COMPLETED Growing in the Force by Alexis_Wingstar Latest update: 12/17

    Room for Me by VaderLVR64 Latest update: 12/27

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

    COMPLETED The Keeper of Memories by Divapilot Latest update: 12/29

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




    Dead Diaries :(


    COMPLETED Turning Point by NYCitygurl Latest update: 11/13

    The Tainted One by the_wandering_shadow Latest update: 1/4

    The Cries of Luskan by Kelli_LB Latest update: 1/5

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

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

    Miscella
  5. MsLanna Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 8, 2005
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    Woohoo!
    New Thread new luck! [face_dancing]
    Some of you might already know that I'm stepping down as the host of this challenge for next year. Not that I think you'll miss me much with our new wonderful host Alexis_Wingstar taking over.=D=

    I don't plan to enter this time, but hey, I never did. :p
    So, bring on your ideas and join the madness!:D
  6. RC-1215 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Nov 28, 2008
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    I'm getting addicted to these challenges, and this one seems like quite the task, especially when I would start back to college January 5th...

    I'll still be up in the air about it, but maybe until I actually get an idea going.
  7. Ceillean Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 13, 2001
    star 5
    I'll enter again this year.

    I was laying in bed the other night thinking about Dear Diary 2009 and I came up with the funniest idea! Thanks to MsLanna, that is. :p
  8. MsLanna Force Ghost

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    Jul 8, 2005
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  9. Ceillean Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 13, 2001
    star 5
    You did! :p Because you're all perky and cute and funny and all fluffiness in one! :D :D

    And "The reason I didn't update" gave me an idea too, of course. ;)
  10. VaderLVR64 Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Feb 5, 2004
    star 8
    Thank you both for all of your hard work! I can't wait to do this one. I've already been working on my 2009 Diary. Bail Organa had better be ready! [face_laugh]
  11. earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 21, 2006
    star 6
    Thanks for the keepers of this tread.

    I am in for next year after my NaNoWriMo gave me a plot bunny(s)
  12. RC-1215 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Nov 28, 2008
    star 1
    I may need a plot bunny for mine if I write one, and I may even try and get a head start.
  13. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Jul 20, 2002
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    I was the only dead diary to finish in 2007 and my 2008 diary is dead as well. For 09, I will try again to actually commit to doing something :p
  14. mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic & New Movies Manager

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    Sep 10, 2005
    star 5
    I failed miserably at this last year, but I think I'm going to give it another go this year!
    Though I don't have an idea yet, so I guess we'll see what happens! 8-}

    Thanks MsLanna for hosing this last year and Alexis this year... I know it is hard work! [:D]
  15. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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    Oct 3, 2004
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    I'm tempted to do this again, although I'm not sure. I actually had some idea of what I wanted to do, but this time I've got nothing.
  16. MsLanna Force Ghost

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    Jul 8, 2005
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    :oops: Ceillean. Sorry about that. And [face_blush] thanks. [face_blush]

    RC-1215 - No writing up in advance![face_shame_on_you] this is a bit like NaNo, you can make notes and character sheets and such, but no writing any entries before the first.[face_batting]

    That goes for you, too, Vadey. :p
    And don't you want to finish one of the diaries form 2007 before you start new ones? j/k

    NYC- no worries. I had expected to have less Dead Diaries than in the first year, but actually, in 2008 there were more of them.:(


    Maybe we could have a kind of Idea Pool for those who have ideas they don't want? Then peolpe that would like to participate but have no ideas can have a look and adopt them. [face_batting]
  17. RC-1215 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Nov 28, 2008
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    I wasn't gonna I swear! [face_whistling]

    Hmm, now I'm thinking along the lines of a Star Wars RPG, and perhaps some interesting characters to toss into the mix if I get this going...
  18. Alexis_Wingstar Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 16, 2006
    star 4
    That's a great idea. :D

    I'll start it off with this:

    IDEA: A guilt-stricken Mace Windu takes up writing a diary after he killed Jango Fett.
  19. earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost

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    Aug 21, 2006
    star 6
    Idea: Anakin's secret diary

    or Padmé's secret diary
  20. CrystalSaber_1 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 15, 2008
    star 1
    I'm so going to do this. It sounds fun!
  21. RX_Sith C&G Game Host

    Game Host
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    Mar 13, 2006
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    I might do this again in 2009. The main question would be whether I should continue the diary that I did this year (Obi-Wan's) or do something entirely different. [face_thinking]
  22. RC-1215 Jedi Knight

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    Nov 28, 2008
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    I still may need a plot bunny to get me started, and I have a vague idea who I want my diary to follow and a timeframe for it as well.
  23. Commander-DWH Shiny Costuming & Props Manager

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    Nov 3, 2003
    star 4
    I've tried this twice, and dropped it both times. :oops: And yet... and yet. I'd love to actually finish this challenge. I'll ponder it. Ponder it with my brain. And perhaps inspiration will even strike. :p
  24. ardavenport Force Ghost

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    Dec 16, 2004
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    I have too many other things to write to do a diary this coming year. But if I did, I suppose it would the diary of one of Qui-Gon's pathetic life forms being dragged along with Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon on one of their missions.
  25. CrystalSaber_1 Jedi Master

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    Dec 15, 2008
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    A question-I'm REALLY new to this, so when the challenge starts, do we post our entries on this board? Do we PM them to someone? Or do we do something else? Sorry if the answer is obvious-like I said before I'm new and I want to make sure that I do this right, lol ;)
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