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Challenge Monday Mush Mania Discussion Thread and Index - Important Post (19th Feb 2014)

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Monday_Mush_Mania, Jun 9, 2007.

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  1. Monday_Mush_Mania

    Monday_Mush_Mania Jedi Knight

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    Welcome to the Monday Mush Mania Discussion Thread and Index! Our mission is to discuss and encourage the posting of more "mushy" fanfics here on TF.N. With this thread we hope to build an archive and to come up with different types of challenges within the MMM frame.

    General MMM Rules:

    1.) Stories posted under MMM must be mush, or include a healthy dose of mush.

    2.) One Monday will be picked and given in the thread. This is when you will post your stories.

    3.) Any and all ?ships are welcome. However, the mush doesn't necessarily have to be romantic in nature.

    4.) Keep the fics within the TOS of the site.

    5.) Have fun--remember, it?s mush!

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    Third MMM: Monday, August 27, 2007 Blind Date Challenge: Set up your favorite SW bachelor/bachelorette on a date. It can end in romance or disaster.

    Fourth MMM: Monday, November 5, 2007 All Dialogue Challenge: Tell a mushy story using nothing but dialogue.

    Fifth MMM: Monday, December 17, 2007 Holiday Challenge: In honor of our upcoming holidays, write a Star Wars holiday story making sure to include the words wassail, sparkle, ribbon and chor-cake.

    Sixth MMM: Monday, March 31, 2008 Challenge:Using what you've learned in Jade_Pilot's tutorial, write a NON-ROMANTIC mush fic. Examples of non-romantic mush could be scenes between: a parent and child, siblings or friends.

    Seventh MMM: Monday, June 2nd, 2008 Challenge: Write a story in which there is some sort of iter-personal conflict...and then an appropriately mushy resolution! NOTE: Please notice the "interpersonal" part! This is not a detonators-exploding, blasters-shooting conflict, its an argument/fight/conflict. The conflict can be about anything (serious or silly--your choice!) but it must be fixed with a kiss!!!

    Eighth MMM: Monday, September 15th, 2008 Challenge: First Sentence Challenge--"Of all the people he/she had hoped to see walk through that door, he/she was the very last one he/she had imagined would come to his/her rescue" *(Of course, choose whether you're going to go with either "he" or "she," depending on the context)

    Ninth MMM: Monday, December 22nd, 2008 Challenge: Holiday Challenge--Write a holiday vignette WITHOUT using the words gift, party, or celebrate. One more catch--the vig must end with a kiss!

    Tenth MMM: Monday, February 23rd, 2009 Challenge: Late Valentine's Challenge: Write a vignette in which a character has to make up for forgetting - or missing - an important holiday, anniversary, or occasion.

    Eleventh MMM: Monday, March 30th, 2009 Challenge: "No Dialogue Challenge": Write a vignette in which there is no spoken dialogue. Make-ups for "Late Valentine's Challenge".

    Twelfth MMM: Monday, December 14 and Monday December 21, 2009 Challenge: Write a holiday themed vignette in which you use all FOUR of the holiday song lyrics listed below. (You do not need to use the song titles, just the lyrics.) Songs: "Ho ho ho, who wouldn't go?" from ?Up On the Housetop?, ?All is calm, all is bright? from ?Silent Night?, ?Tis the season to be jolly? from ?Deck the Halls?, and ?Kiss her once for me? from ?Holly Jolly Christmas?

    Thirteenth MMM: Monday 24th May, 2010 Challenge: Moving, and anything to do with it.

    Fourteenth MMM: Monday 19th July, 2010 Challenge: First Baby.

    Fifteenth MMM: Monday, September 13, 2010 Challenge:[/
     
  2. Monday_Mush_Mania

    Monday_Mush_Mania Jedi Knight

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    Monday Mush Mania Fic Index:

    *currently indexed by MMM Date*

    3/26/07: First MMM-General Mush

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/26432869/p1/?0]
    Half the Fun[/link] by: ginchy
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b1/26434589/p1/?3]
    Dance With Me[/link] by: Jade_Pilot
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/26435755/p1/?12]
    Little One[/link] by: VaderLVR64
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/26433200/p1/?8]
    Deliberations[/link] by: WyoJedi

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    6/25/07: Second MMM-General Mush

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26988852&brd=10477]The Perfect Gift[/link] by: Alexis_Wingstar

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26993337&brd=10476]Inamorato[/link] by: -arica-

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/26993619/p1/?2]Because I Love You [/link] by: furrylittlebantha

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/26989632/p1/?0]Forever Without End[/link] by: ginchy

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26989109&brd=10477]Tash'Tay Drops [/link] by: Golden_Jedi

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/26990843/p1/?1]Meeting of the Minds[/link] by: Jade_Pilot

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/26989590/p1/?0]The Last Goodbye [/link] by: Jedi-Ant

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/26996671/p1/?0]Race You to the Water [/link] by: jedi_of_ennth

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/26990180/p1/?0]A Convenient Charade [/link] by: Jedi Trace

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26992797&brd=10477]A Little Love[/link] by: Kidan

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/26993004/p1/?0]Poltergeist[/link] by: Maggy

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/26989310/p1/?0]On Bended Knee [/link] by: Mira_Jade

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26992448&brd=10477]Wet[/link] by: NYCitygurl

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26990996&brd=10477]Dancing[/link] by: RedBirdie

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26991050&brd=10477]Higher Law[/link] by: RedBirdie

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26991082&brd=10477]Ratty Clothes[/link] by: RedBirdie

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/26991637/p1/?3]Missing You[/link] by: Rivad_Bacar2

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26989123&brd=10476]One With the Force[/link] by: RX_Sith

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26989024&brd=10475]In The Moment[/link] by: SakuraTsukikage

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26991363&brd=10477&replies=0]Let Sleeping Wookiees Lie... [/link] by: Thrawn McEwok

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/26989526/p1/?0]This Marriage Thing [/link] by: VaderLVR64

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/26989016/p1/?0]Reality[/link] by: verybusy

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26989515&brd=10477]Dreamland[/link] by: WyoJedi

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    8/27/07: Third MMM-Blind Date Challenge/General Mush

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=27373499&brd=10477&start=27373582]Not that Imperfect After All[/link] by: Abeja

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/23850798/p7] How I Met Your Mother--Part of the ?Betwixt & Between? Series[/link] by: BigFatty

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/27375960/p1/?0] Everlong [/link] by: BrentusofGath

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/27377671/p1/?10]I Once Was Blind[/link] by: DarthIshtar

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=27372419&brd=
     
  3. Monday_Mush_Mania

    Monday_Mush_Mania Jedi Knight

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    12/14/09 & 12/21/09: Twelfth MMM: Holiday Challenge/General Mush

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/30637962]Friendship[/link] by: earlybird-obi-wan

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/30637778/p1/?0]Midwinter Memories[/link] by: grinchy (ginchy)

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/30622602/p1/]Friends and Soulmates[/link] by: Jade_eyes

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/30622505/p1/?0]Every Time We Touch[/link] by: Jade_Max

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/30622489/p1/?0]Worth Waiting For[/link] by: Jade_Max

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/non_star_wars_fan_fiction/b10808/30622492/p1/?0] Memories[/link] by: Jade_Max

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/a/b10477/30623784/p1] Adventures in Winter Solstice Shopping[/link] by: MiralukaJedi

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/30637913]Snow Day![/link] by: moosemousse

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/30624923/p1/?0] Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas[/link] by: NYCitygurl


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    24/05/10: Thirteenth MMM: Moving

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/30950124]You light up my life[/link] by: earlybird-obi-wan

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/30950137]Moving[/link] by: earlybird-obi-wan

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/30661819/p2] Second diary of Kaagi Adin, for the 2010 diary challenge 24-5[/link] by: earlybird-obi-wan

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/30661829/p4] Observations they are, Master Yoda's diary, updated 24-5[/link] by: earlybird-obi-wan

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/30950209/p1/]Believing In Us[/link] by: Jade_eyes

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/30950212/p1/]Making Do Somehow[/link] by: Jade_eyes

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/30950261/p1/?0]Perhaps Tomorrow[/link] by: Alexis_Wingstar

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/30950631/p1/]What Did I Do?[/link] by: FelsGoddess

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/non_star_wars_fan_fiction/b10808/30950871/p1/]Leaving Again[/link] by: DaenaBenjen42

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/30950959/]Just Breathe[/link] by: Maggy

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/30951030/p1/?0]Changes[/link] by: Jade_Max

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/non_star_wars_fan_fiction/b10808/30951370/p1/]Midnight on the Saratoga[/link] by: DaenaBenjen42

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/30951487/p1/?0]Home[/link] by: NYCitygurl

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/30951528/p1/?0]Keep Moving[/link] by: ardavenport

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/30951681/p1/?0]Save the Best for Last[/link] by: Lady_Tahiri


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    19/07/10: Fourteenth MMM: First Baby

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/31093821/]Conscience[/link] by: earlybird-obi-wan

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/31094067/]Lilies, Earth and the Sea[/link] by: FelsGoddess

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/31094792/]Surprise[/link] by: NYCitygurl

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/31095037/]Soulmates[/link] by: Ceillean

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/31095518/]Triad[/link] by: Alexis_Wingstar

    19/11/10: Challenge: Everyone loses someone they love, it's a fact of life and of loving. Write a vignette exploring the impact of the loss of a loved one on a character.

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/31252728] Jerza[/link] by: early-bird-obi-wan

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/31252735]Snake Tale[/link] by
     
  4. ginchy

    ginchy Jedi Master star 4

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    Wow, okay! Here we have a thread and all. :D

    I just want to thank everyone for the reaction we had to our last MMM. I hope that everyone will enjoy the next one. I know that I loved our last one... a whole day, just for mush! ;)

    Mush fics have always been my favorite type of fanfic. They're a great little treat.

    So, here's a call to authors... Another MMM is coming up at the end of this month! Any takers? I know of two, possibly three authors already, and I will be writing one.

    I can't wait! :D
     
  5. Jedi-Ant

    Jedi-Ant Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Sweet! :cool: This sounds like fun!

    I'll see what I can come up with. ;)

    What a fantastic idea! Bring on the mushiness!!! [face_love]



    Ant. ]-}
     
  6. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

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    An MMM thread and index? [face_dancing] [face_dancing] [face_dancing] SQUEEEEEE!!! I'm camping out here!!!! :) [face_dancing] :D
     
  7. ardavenport

    ardavenport Jedi Master star 4

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    Is this just romantic mush? Or does it include rabidly cute, non-romantic mush as well? Or hurt/comfort mush?

     
  8. lazykbys_left

    lazykbys_left Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I suppose this is as good a time as any to ask . . . um, could someone define "mush", please?

    - lazy
     
  9. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

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    Hi, Lazy. :D My idea of what mush is is tender, sweet, romantic, words and actions between a couple, who are finding out they wanna be more than, or are actually destined to be together. :) There can be bantering, teasing humor type fun going on, and even some adventure type action. But the overall flavor is yummy, ooey gooey. :D :) Woot!! If you've read anything by ginchy or wyojedi, you have a picture perfect idea of what mush is. :)
     
  10. divapilot

    divapilot Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    You know I'm in. You have to have some romance to balance out the angst! [face_love]

    Maybe we do need a glossary. Here's my submission.:-B


    Mu****is: the condition of dissolving into a grinning pile of goo upon reading the fic, thus causing you to do something wonderful for your significant other in order to continue the endorphin flow.

     
  11. ginchy

    ginchy Jedi Master star 4

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    Hi, all! Great to see you in the mush thread.

    lazykbys_left, as to what mush is, I guess the best place to start is the dictionary where an informal definition of mush is defined as: sentimentality, affection, or amorousness. I think in fanfiction, then, this comes out in mush-fics as stories in which the value of one of those three qualities out-weighs any other, such as drama/angst/action-adventure. Of course, mush can enter into any of those domains, as well. ;)

    Hmmm... a great idea is to come up with a working definition of mush. Bring it on, and we'll try and come up with what, exactly, mush is to us. :D I love divapilot's mu****is definition. Grinning pile of goo, sounds about right to me! And Jade_eyes, thank you very much! :D Hmmm, seems a bit tough to explain mush. Maybe it's a state of being? [face_laugh]

    ardavenport, to me, mush doesn't just have to be romantic. All those types you listed work very well for me! Mush seems to take on many forms.

    And, Jedi-Ant, great to have you aboard! Can't wait to see what you come up with. :)
     
  12. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    This sounds like so much fun!! I'm kindsa bummed because I'm going to be out of town that day :( But I'll read what everyone else writes, and hopefully I'll be around for the next one!!
     
  13. Jade_Pilot

    Jade_Pilot Jedi Master star 5

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    Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! We're official! :D See what great mush minds can come up with? Here's to the mush! =D=

     
  14. Alexis_Wingstar

    Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master star 4

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    Ok, I'm in :D I need to do something extra-mushy since I'm working on something intensely angsty right now and think i'll explode if i don't do something warm and fuzzy!

    I've one question though, does it have to be a story on it's own, or can it be a post in an already existing story with MMM added to the title bar?
     
  15. oqidaun

    oqidaun Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Fantastic idea for a challenge, Ladies!!!
     
  16. WyoJedi

    WyoJedi Jedi Youngling star 4

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    YES! We have an official MMM thread. [face_dancing] This is beyond outstanding. I'm looking forward to the next MMM day. You know you can always count on me for the mush [face_love]

    Cheers,
    Wyo
     
  17. Maeti

    Maeti Jedi Youngling

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    I like this very much. With my health and other factors I don't know how fast I wlil be at answering challenges, but I would like to try.
     
  18. ginchy

    ginchy Jedi Master star 4

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    So great to see so many of you raring to go for the next (or further future) MMMs! [:D]

    Alexis_Wingstar, do you mean an outtake from an already existing story? I think that would work just fine. :D Many outtakes can stand alone, and are easily read, even if someone isn't familiar with the overall fic. Let me know if that wasn't exactly what you were asking.





     
  19. Alexis_Wingstar

    Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master star 4

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    Actually, I was thinking more in lines of a new post in the story and just updating the subject line so that it shows that that particular chapter in the story is MMM.

    The story I'm thinking about doing this for will be ending soon (if I can get my sorry keister moving on it :p ), and the final chapter is very mushy. The story itself is intensely dramatic and high in angst with a few mushy scenes in it, but the ending will definitly have a strong "grinning puddle of goo" factor ;)
     
  20. Courtney_Solo

    Courtney_Solo Jedi Master star 4

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    *squeals* *pitches tent*
    *plops down*

    Okay, I'm ready!
    This is a really great idea!
    I love it!

    C @};- S
     
  21. Jade_Pilot

    Jade_Pilot Jedi Master star 5

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    :D Just can't stop grinning!

    I worked on my June 25th MMM last night. Still working out a kink or two, but it should be ready by then.

    I can't wait to read all the entries! [face_love]
     
  22. verybusy

    verybusy Jedi Knight star 2

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    :D Ya know I love this! :D

    Count me in... Well, at least I hope my muse wil cooperate now and let me finish this story, which is on my mind since you first mentioned that the next MMM would be on the 25th.

    cheers,

    VeryBusy
     
  23. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The NSWFF Manager With The Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Squee!

    This thread is too perfect for words. The first one was wonderful, you simply can't go wrong with LM mush, and the added pairings will be very interesting!

    Oh, this is going to be great!![face_dancing] [face_love]

    ~MJ@};-
     
  24. furrylittlebantha

    furrylittlebantha Jedi Master star 3

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    Exciting! I've never written something purely mush without a prop of old-fashioned angst in my entire fanfic career, but there's a first for everything. [face_love] Mine's done, as a matter of fact.

    [face_plain]

    I kind of think this whole mush thing takes practice. It's not easy! The whole time, my muse is perched on my shoulder whispering stuff like "okay, nice kiss, now right here you need to kill Mara off. Ooh! Dang, missed the moment. S'alright, just have Luke go all darkside next paragraph and everything will be fine..."

    The muse was quite miffed when the fic was done. :p
     
  25. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

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    Woohoo!! A non-angsty Furry fic!! I can't wait!! :D :D :)
     
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