Challenge ~ Dear Diary Challenge 2010 ~ And the winner is...

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  1. Diary_Challenge_Sock Jedi Grand Master

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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 (Ceillean) 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 1.1.2010[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.

    9)
    Voting for the winner will be in the first two weeks of January. Everybody may vote, so invite your readers to do so, and everybody you know.


    If there's any questions left, tell me or pm me.
    I hope we'll have a great time together. :D


    Old Challenge Threads:
    Dear Diary Challenge 2007
    Dear Diary Challenge 2008
    Dear Diary Challenge 2009
  2. Diary_Challenge_Sock Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 23, 2007
    star 1
    The 2010 Index

    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

    Second diary of Kaagi Adin by earlybird-obi-wan, COMPLETED 12/16






    Saga

    Ardy's Log by QueenArdnassak, COMPLETED: 12/28

    Observations they are by earlybird-obi-wan, COMPLETED 12/16

    The Last of the Old by Corellian_Ale, COMPLETED 01/02

    While I Wait by Takianna, COMPLETED: 12/30




    Beyond

    Beginnings by Ceillean, last updated: 12/21

    Healer?s adventures by earlybird-obi-wan, COMPLETED 12/16





    NSWFF

    [Star Trek 2009]Cherished Moments ? Then, Now, and Always by Jade_eyes, COMPLETED: 12/13





    Out of Competiton

    The Musings of a Smuggler and Information Broker by Lane_Winree, last updated: 7/13

    The Dark Path by moosemousse, last updated: 08/29



    Mini-Challenges:

    January: An unexpected call.
    February: Snow
    March: Anchors
    April: Resignation
    May: Tabula Rasa
    June: n/a
    July:n/a
    August: n/a
    September: Bad Weather
    October: Halloween
    November: something to be thankful for
    December:



    Dead Diaries :(



    Anima, Anonymous by ElvisTheCat, last updated: 1/1

    Lucee's World by writing_ivy, last updated: 1/3

    The Eight in Space by Darkness_Himself, last updated: 1/7

    [Star Trek 2009]Like a Dream by Ceillean, last updated: 1/9

    When It Rains It Pours by Jinngerbread, last updated: 1/

    In Silent Moments by Jinngerbread, last updated 1/

    Another One for the History Holos by KotORBF2Female_Revan, last updated: 1/15

    A Peek In An OC Jedi's Log by LittleMissNightsaber, last updated: 1/18

    Mauled in Half by RX_Sith, last updated: 1/22

    Wild Child by CPL_Macja, last updated: 1/27

    Divided Loyalties by CPL_Macja, last updated: 1/26

    The Best I Can Be by LittleMissNightsaber, last updated: 1/30

    Reconnection by KotORBF2Female_Revan, last updated: 2/5

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/
  3. Diary_Challenge_Sock Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 23, 2007
    star 1
    The 2009 Index

    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

    Heart of the Innocent, OC, young boy by Jaidyn_Knightfall, last updated: 12/26

    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 :(

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/non_star_wars_fan_
  4. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

    Game Host
    Member Since:
    Aug 31, 2004
    star 6
    Raptures and bliss! I will be participating with a NSWFF diary. Uber!mush and melt alert!

    [face_dancing]
    and Squee!
    x 10
  5. JediMasterAmanda Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 7, 2005
    star 5
    I am going to try one for during the OT timeframe, as I don't write in the time of the Empire much. But I am going to do this and I am going to finish it too. Unlike most of my other stories. [face_whistling]
  6. Takianna Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 22, 2005
    star 3
    I'm ready for this year. Can't wait to write another one. It was such a great experience.
  7. MsLanna Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 8, 2005
    star 6
    Oh, one more thing.
    Go and vote for this years winner.
    All of you.
    Yes, you too!

    If I get only two votes again like last year, I will drop this and you can stuff it where the sun doesn't shed daylight.[face_not_talking]
    I am serious!
    If that happens again, I can tell you now that I won't have the words then to tell you how utterly TOS-violated I am, even if the TOS allowed them.:mad:

    So, spread the word.
    Everybody can vote.
    It will be announced in the titles of both Indexes.
  8. earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 21, 2006
    star 6
    I am planning two diaries for next year with the possibility of a third (Yoda)
  9. DarthIshtar Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Mar 26, 2001
    star 9
    I want to participate and finish my diaries from this year, since they fell off the face of the boards thanks to my books.
  10. ElvisTheCat Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Nov 6, 2009
    star 1
    I've lurked (shamefully) through a few diaries and would be very interested in trying my hand at it this upcoming year.
  11. Jinngerbread Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 2, 2007
    star 4
    In the Before diary index next to mine it says COMPETED instead of Completed, ;) I think since I did both though you can leave it if you want, I just thought it might be a typo. ;)

  12. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

    Chapter Rep
    Member Since:
    Oct 3, 2004
    star 6
    I'll be taking part again. :)

    I know it's bad but I won't be voting. [face_worried] The only diaries I followed are all dead and the one is ongoing is from last year and also ineligible for voting. :(

    Also, why has mine been declared dead? I got a PM saying I need to update within 7 days and I did so. It shouldn't be dead! :_|
  13. Ceillean Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 13, 2001
    star 5
    I suppose this says it all. [face_laugh] I shall indeed vote this year.
  14. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

    Game Host
    Member Since:
    Aug 31, 2004
    star 6
    I will definitely vote for the diaries I've read of course --it's a shame when the diaries you follow get dropped and you can't vote for them but I've read more diaries this year than ever.

    :)

  15. Ceillean Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 13, 2001
    star 5
    I'm writing two diaries for 2010. And hopefully I'll stick with Viggies from there on. Still so many stories I want to finish. *sighs*

    So one diary for Star Wars and one diary for Star Trek. I'm all itchy to start already. [face_laugh]
  16. CelseteAntola TF.N Books Staff

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    Member Since:
    May 18, 2002
    star 3
    ooohhh! I want to try this!! [face_thinking] But I must think of a good premise.... *wanders off*

    ~Celeste
  17. spycoder9 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 23, 2008
    star 4
    hmmm...intresting...expect something from me. :)
  18. Commander-DWH Shiny Costuming & Props Manager

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Nov 3, 2003
    star 4
    Hmmm, I skipped this one last year, but I think I might be ready to give this one another whirl. I've got an idea, so I'll have to see about jotting down some notes... [face_thinking]
  19. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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    Member Since:
    Oct 3, 2004
    star 6
    I know we're not allowed to start writing the diaries until the first of January, but can I start the thread and post an intro post? I mostly just want to post the fic details and a picture of the MC. I'm hoping it'll make people go 'ooh, that's interesting' and I'll have a PM list before I begin. It's ok if I can't do that though.
  20. MsLanna Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 8, 2005
    star 6
    Sorry, moose, butz no.
    No posting of diray stuff before the first.[face_shame_on_you]
  21. Jinngerbread Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 2, 2007
    star 4
    But for clarity's sake, we are allowed to start WRITING before the first, yes? Just not posting it?

    I just know I have time now while the holidays are going on and since I finished my last one already, I would like to start my other and I'm probably not the only one in this situation.
  22. MsLanna Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 8, 2005
    star 6
    Writing before? o_O

    Does that answer your question?[face_batting]
  23. Jinngerbread Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 2, 2007
    star 4
    I was hoping there would be an exception if you'd already finished. :p

    But okay, yeah it does. :p I guess I don't understand why this rule exists, since technically if you started writing five days before the new year, it'd be even more of a challenge since you were keeping the diary for longer. [face_thinking][face_batting][face_whistling]
  24. Ceillean Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 13, 2001
    star 5
    Well, look at that. I guess I've been cheating for three years in a row then. :p I always started writing a few days in advance. But posted on the first. *shrugs* Oh well.

    I guess I overread that rule.

    But honestly -- it's a silly rule. No posting before the first? That's perfectly fine.
    But no writing before the first?

    Silly.
  25. Diary_Challenge_Sock Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 23, 2007
    star 1
    Patience, young Padawan?:p

    It is a challenge that runs for ONE YEAR. Exactly one year, no more no less. Officially.
    I start the index on the 1st of January, and the last update os on the 31st of December.
    The challenge is to get everything done in one year. And it is a challenge.[face_plain]


    And, truth be told, how can I ever check on that rule?:p



    EDIT:
    The rule is meant to prevent people from writing up a whole diary in advance and then just posting it as the year proceeds. It's supposed to be a WIP challenge...
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