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

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  1. Jinngerbread Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 2, 2007
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    Not trying to be rude, really, just trying to understand the process.

    Because I've always thought that the challenge was for the posting not just the writing. It's a challenge enough just posting on a single story for a year, even if you get things done earlier. I finished my other diary back in April, but still kept posting on it until December.

    Is that actually allowed, to finish early? The rules seem to imply that it wouldn't be but I hope I'm just confused. :confused:

    I mean it's your challenge and if that's the rules, it's the rules, I just don't think this particular rule about early writing makes much sense.

    Edit -- Who has time to write a whole diary in five days during the holidays? :p
  2. MsLanna Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 8, 2005
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    You can finish any time you want. Only if you finish early - the diary won't eligible.
    If you started in January and then wrote things together until April and posted until December that is fine, too.

    What the rule is trying to prevent is that you sit down, write a story during the year and then wait for the next diary challenge to start and post it. You understand what I am aiming for?


  3. Jinngerbread Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 2, 2007
    star 4
    Well since I did the latter, I'm okay. ;) I started in January, finished in April and kept posting till the end of the year.
  4. MiralukaJedi Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 15, 2008
    star 4
    Definitely will be participating again. I can't wait! Decided to go for two again this year. Am I crazy or what? :D
  5. QueenArdnassak Jedi Master

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    Mar 30, 2009
    star 4
    Sign me up! I've been waiting for this since June of 09![face_laugh]

    Who do I PM to vote?
  6. KotORBF2Female_Revan Jedi Grand Master

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    Feb 21, 2009
    star 5
    I plan on participating this year. :) Just a question though -- does a non-detailed outline of the story count as writing before the challenge starts?
  7. MsLanna Force Ghost

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    Jul 8, 2005
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    Non-detailed, is okay.
  8. Jinngerbread Jedi Master

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    Sep 2, 2007
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    I've got a question, can we start at midnight in our own time zones or do we have to wait for board time? That'd be something like 3 am for me since I'm on Eastern, so I was curious.

    I've been doing some major world building and plotting before I start playing in mine on the 1st to tide me over. :D Was a great suggestion to outline.

    Also this link here World Building 101 is an excellent resource for building your own culture to write your diary in.
  9. MsLanna Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 8, 2005
    star 6
    If you start midnight your time, you also have to stop midnight your time.;)
    But I am not on board time either, so I don't mind as long as you keep to your time zone.
  10. Ceillean Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 13, 2001
    star 5
    Jinnger, that is an awesome link! Thanks so much for sharing. [:D]
  11. ThreadOfFate Jedi Knight

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    Dec 26, 2009
    This looks cool, I might join the competition.
  12. writing_ivy Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Dec 29, 2009
    I would like to take part :)

    Do I have to sign up anywhere?

    Thanks!
  13. MsLanna Force Ghost

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    Jul 8, 2005
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    You don't have to sign up, ivy.
    All you have to do is pm the sock when you first post the diary (with link please[face_batting] ).
    I will do the rest.:D
  14. Ceillean Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 13, 2001
    star 5
    It's 2010! Can you believe it? :eek:

    HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!

    And hence, it's Diary Number One:

    The Wedding

    Mushy J/J and K/OC stuff. :D
  15. earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost

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    Aug 21, 2006
    star 6
  16. Commander-DWH Shiny Costuming & Props Manager

    Manager
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    Nov 3, 2003
    star 4
    All righty, this one should be an interesting ride:

    Hello Sanity

    This year we'll be following a female Darth Revan who has been masking her gender identity to the point where the entire galaxy assumes she is, in fact, male.
  17. LittleMissNightsaber Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    May 2, 2009
    star 3
    Finally it comes, my diaries:
    A Peek In An OC Jedi's Log (Revised)- An OC Jedi Knight's prospect of the Clone Wars with occasional humor.
    and
    The Best I Can Be- Kira Skywalker's take on training to be a Jedi Knight.
    Let's hope I can do this. :)
    Good Luck to everyone[face_good_luck]
  18. spycoder9 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 23, 2008
    star 4
    Expect something from me later on today. Mine will be an AU, that is all I wil say. :)

    Also, it is BEYOND THE SAGA!
  19. Diary_Challenge_Sock Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 23, 2007
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    To everybody who posted in thread only - remember to pm the sock with the Diary and updates. [face_batting]

    Also, voting for last year's winner is now open.
    Please send in your vote to the sock, put 'vote' into the subject line.
    The voting will be open until the 14th of January.:D
  20. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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    Aug 31, 2004
    star 6
  21. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Jul 20, 2002
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    Woohoo, NSWFF diary!! We encourage lots of people to do one :D
  22. dancing_star Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 24, 2007
    star 4
    Ooh, this looks like so much fun, I might just have to do one this year. [face_dancing] As long as I don't have to post something today... If I understand correctly, I just have to have at least two posts per month (doesn't matter what day), right? [face_thinking] If that's the case, I might just give this a try! :)
  23. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

    Chapter Rep
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    Oct 3, 2004
    star 6
    I've kind of decided to completely redesign my character, and I've spent most of today in bed. When's the latest I can start the diary by? [face_worried]
  24. MsLanna Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 8, 2005
    star 6
    15th January is latest to start.

    Exceptions to be handed out only under Glare Of Death.:mad:
  25. JediMasterAmanda Jedi Grand Master

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    Sep 7, 2005
    star 5
    Happy New Years everyone! I have gotten my Diary written and posted now! Now all I need to do is to continue it!

    Days of Solitude
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