Challenge Dear Diary Challenge 2014 Index updated winner of 2013 announced

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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...and again and again and again. Now under a sock to ward of DRL, so if something happens to your current host (JediFalcon) 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, non-Star Wars, whatever. Write the diary of a droid, surprise us all. There was a diary of Yoda's Lightsaber once. 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, 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 January 1st 2012 [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 are any questions left, post them here in the thread or pm me.

    Old Challenge Threads:
    Dear Diary Challenge 2007
    Dear Diary Challenge 2008
    Dear Diary Challenge 2009
    Dear Diary Challenge 2010
    Dear Diary Challenge 2011
    Dear Diary Challenge 2012
    Dear Diary Challenge 2013
    Dear Diary Challenge 2014
    Last edited by Diary_Challenge_Sock, Jan 20, 2014
  2. Diary_Challenge_Sock Jedi Grand Master

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    2014 Index


    The index will be sorted by era and title. The color 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 of the challenge
    Blue = Out of competition. Diary is currently still being updated.

    Before the Saga

    Silver Swarm of Ships by Goodwood Updated Aug 18 2014

    The Saga

    Trouble in the Ward by Earlybird-Obi-Wan Updated Aug 16 2014

    Pilot Log by Earlybird-Obi-Wan Updated Aug 16 2014

    What Evar by RX_Sith Updated Aug 18 2014

    The Journal of Jax Pavan by Ewok_Slayer Updated Aug 18 2014

    Diary of a Moisture Farmer by MsLanna Updated Aug 17 2014

    A Shining Light in Darkness by Falcon Updated Aug 07 2014

    Beyond the Saga

    A secret Ally by Falcon updated Aug 16 2014

    On the Run: The journal of Mark Devlin By RevanFan1 Updated Aug 03 2014

    The Journal of A Very Married Talon Tantiss by Jedi_Lover Updated Aug 21 2014

    Journal of a Forgotten Child by Briannakin Updated Aug 10 2014

    Writing on pages by Lady_Misty Updated Aug 16 2014

    Non-StarWars

    A Hobbit in Ered Luin by Space_Wolf Updated Aug 21 2014

    “the histories shall say” by Miria_Jade Updated Aug 02 2014

    Diary of the Doctor by RandomComments updated Aug 02 2014

    Mini Challenges

    January Sick day
    Feb Love poison
    Mar cabin fever
    April Spring is not found
    May New lease on life
    June There is no turning back
    July A heros day off
    Aug wilderness adventure

    Out of competition

    A heart Untrammeled By Nyota's Heart Updated April 20 2014

    Dead diary's

    Clone Wars Friendship is Magic by Volund Starfire Updated Feb 3 2014

    DARKEST JOURNEY: THE JOURNAL OF VYDEL DIR’NUL/KARDEM by Volund Starfire Updated Feb 3 2014

    The Odyssey of Jacen Solo by windu4 Updated Jan 07 2014

    Journal of Raltharan by windu4 updated Jan 31 2014

    Clara's Journal: Clara Oswin's Diary #2 by Juliet316Updated Feb 12 2014

    Jori Lekauf of the 967
    by aalagartassle Updated April 24 2014

    The Diary of an Impossible Girl: Clara Oswald by Juliet316 Updated Mar 27 2014

    Dear Diary by moosemousse Updated Mar 04 2014

    Moons glow noontide by Nyota's Heart Updated April 20 2014

    The Chosen One's Padawan, Ahsoka Tano's Diary By Padawan Fangirl Updated May 1 2014

    Captain and Pilot (a Mara Jade diary) by Tarsie Updated May 23 2014
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  3. Diary_Challenge_Sock Jedi Grand Master

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    2013 Index


    The index will be sorted by era and title. The color 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 of the challenge
    Blue = Out of competition. Diary is currently still being updated

    Before the Saga

    Days in the Healers ward by earlybird-Obi-Wan completed

    The Saga


    Up in Flames by Thumper09 completed

    Order 65 by JediFalcon completed

    Beyond the Saga


    Artoo's Frazzled Circuits: TTT Diary by Hazel Completed

    The Journal of Talon Tantiss by Jedi_Lover completed

    Students by earlybird-Obi-Wan completed

    Non-StarWars

    Child of the Universe - The diary of a 235 year-old teenager by Hazel completed


    Mini Challenges

    January Cold
    February Crimes of Passion
    March Sick day
    April Showers
    May Random
    June Storm Skies
    July vacation diaster
    Aug n/a
    Sept n/a
    Oct Halloween Sith Scare night
    Nov n/a
    December Holidays, what can go wrong will go wrong

    Out of competition

    Even More Very Secret Diary of Appa by NYCityGurl Updated Dec 01 2013

    Shark Kibble: The Datapad of Student ISBTECH 815761 by Updated Kahara Oct 31 2013

    Dead diary's

    I am Supergirl by Ceillean Jan 05th 2013

    The Diary of Mer-Fi Laa by Volund Starfire January 01st 2013

    In the Grim Darkness of Ponyville by moosemousseupdated Jan 29th 2013

    I, Rogue 9 orThe Diary of Valin Horn by windu4 updated Feb 05 2013

    Seeing Red - The Diary of a young Mara Jade by MavJade Updated Feb 19 2013

    A Man is an Island to Himself. by Lea-El updated Mar 04 2013

    The Secret Diary of Walter Mitty Jr. by Lazy K updated Mar 01 2013

    Through it all by smuggler_vola updated April 25 2013

    Diversion by DarthIshtar updated Apr 30 2013

    Perspectives: Journals of The Chosen One and his Rogue Master by Alexis_Wingstar May 14 2013

    Journal of a Free woman by Alexis_Wingstar updated May 12 2013

    The Han Solo Diary by benkenobi1 updated March 26 2013

    The Mists of Bedlam by TrakNar updated April 28 2013

    Journal of A Spartan by Volund Starfire updated Apr 23 2013

    A Muggle in Wonderland by Alexis_Wingstar updated Apr 20 2013

    The Aqua Diary by Alexis_Wingstar updated May 08 2013

    Just for Laughs--The Joker's Diary by Volund Statfire updated Apr 23 2013


    Holo-Diary of Master Dooku by CmdrMitthrawnuruodo Updated June 30 2013

    Black, White, Grey and Red by Briannakin updated June 30 2013
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  4. Diary_Challenge_Sock Jedi Grand Master

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    Index is now updated, let me know if I missed anything
  5. Jedi_Lover Chosen One

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    Okay, I want to do a multiple journal story. I see that with @earlybird-obi-wan 's story Students that she had the students able to read each other's diary entries. I think with the characters I want to write about the story would be funnier if the journals were separate, but the reader sees them within the same post as two distinct entries with the name of the writer indicated. To make it more confusing I want the two separate journals to be family journals where either the wife or the husband can make the entry. The husband and wife can read each other's entries within their own journal, but they can't see what is written in the other family's journal. Does that make sense?

    So I guess I am saying I would like to do a double journal recording the comings and goings of two married couples. Does that fall within the parameters of the challenge?
    Last edited by Jedi_Lover, Dec 2, 2013
  6. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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  7. Jedi_Lover Chosen One

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    I think you know who those two couples are. :p
  8. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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  9. Space_Wolf Force Ghost

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    I am thinking of doing this next year. When I've been on the boards, the diary challenge has always been halfway through the year and it has been way too long since I did any writing. I'll probably be very rusty as I've not written anything since before I went to uni and it has been something I've wanted to get back into doing again, but hardly found the time. This should keep me motivated to write again.
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  10. MsLanna Force Ghost

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    I will write 'The Diary of a Moisture Farmer'. And it will be only for one year.
    This is my plan and I will stick with it.

    (Btw, my Diary for the Challenge 2008 is finally finished since October and I am currently writing the second part which I hope won't be 300k again.)

    Sticking to the plan - that's my plan!
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  11. Ceillean Force Ghost

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    I'm going to be writing something about OC's this time around. So much more fun, exploring other regions of the SW galaxy.
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  12. Jedi_Lover Chosen One

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    I just finished writing the final entries for my 2013 Diary. The story turned out to be 118,000 words, my longest fic to date. :)
    Last edited by Jedi_Lover, Dec 2, 2013
  13. Volund Starfire Jedi Master

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    Take three. Or, should I say, third time's the charm.

    I have some plot seeds planted already for a pair of journals. One is Mandalorian and the other is Jedi. The seeds are slowly germinating into plot bunnies that I will fluff liberally before the 1st. I have enough story in each for a full year. Now to hope that Darth Real Life doesn't try to Force choke me again.

    The Mandalorian story is the events of the TCW story arcs through the eyes of one of their own.

    The Jedi story is a bit of a crossover, inspired by one of moosemousse's stories last year. Well, it was only two posts, but it made a bit of an impact on me, along with watching three seasons and a movie of a show. So, my second journal is a bit of a crossover, following a Jedi Sentinel in another world.

    I already have a working title for my journals:

    Death Watch: The Journal of Praetor Ordo

    and

    The Clone Wars: Friendship if Magic - The Journal of Volund Starfire
  14. earlybird-obi-wan Chosen One

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    I will do a pilot diary and Kaagi will need a new one after running out of 'paper'
  15. Falcon Chosen One

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    If the family's can't read each other diaries, there will have to be two separate threads. I think

    @Ceillean What do you think?
    Last edited by Falcon, Dec 3, 2013
  16. Goodwood Force Ghost

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    Well, seeing as my last attempt in '12 died when the boards moved...

    I could try doing another diary about a Marine, possibly the same Marine fighter pilot as the last one (either a continuation or a reboot, if the latter is permitted), but definitely a war/military diary of some kind. Or maybe a diary of a Revanchist during the Mandalorian Wars. Lots of ideas for the Old Sith Wars timeframe are flying about.
  17. Falcon Chosen One

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    Sounds great Goodwood
  18. Ceillean Force Ghost

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    I agree with Falcon, here. Having a husband and wife journal is a great idea and I think you could use one thread for that. As you stated, indicating the names with a heading. I think someone else did that a few years back, if I remember correctly. And then open a second thread for the kids. That way it might not be as confusing for the readers. :)
  19. Goodwood Force Ghost

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    @Ceillean: Would it be okay for me to reboot the diary I had attempted back in '12? Obviously it would be written out differently, though it would cover the same timeframe as before. I only ask because of the board move, which really threw me off (not that I'm trying to make excuses, it was a long time in returning back to normal after all).

    If not, that's understandable, there are other angles I could follow.
  20. Falcon Chosen One

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    A lot of diaries were either abandoned or continued during the move. Some did restart the diary for 2013, I don't see anything wrong with that.
    Last edited by Falcon, Dec 3, 2013
  21. Goodwood Force Ghost

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    Thank you, @Falcon. I wasn't entirely sure if it would be permissible.

    This time, things will be different. This time, I will finish the year.
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  22. Falcon Chosen One

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  23. Jedi_Lover Chosen One

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    That may work. I have a situation where two married couples are living together on a large freighter spaceship. I am now thinking maybe I will give them a droid and have the journal in the droid's POV because then it can record what is being said by the individuals and also maybe put in his interpretation. Or maybe a ship's journal where the person on night watch records what they did for the day.
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  24. Volund Starfire Jedi Master

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    I actually had the idea of a dual diary by the same person. The Jedi Vydel Dir'Nul who had a split personality as the Dark Jedi Kardem from the story Dark Journey in Star Wars Tales. It is technically the same person keeping the journal, but every other post would switch between the personalities. Not in a strange way, either. Vydel was "tracking" Kardem across a few systems, and I would have used that for the plot.
  25. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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