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Challenge ~*~ Non Star Wars December Holiday Challenge ~*~

Discussion in 'Non Star Wars Fan Fiction' started by Miana Kenobi, Dec 1, 2008.

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  1. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    <h2><center>The X-Mas X-Over Challenge</h2></center>
    <center><img src="http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b278/legomania5/ch-hollybar.gif"></center>



    <center>
    Twas the month before Christmas
    And all over the JC
    The holidays post were flourishing
    To a tolerable degree.

    The new fan fic boards had been hung
    Since July with great care
    In hopes that new fiction
    Would soon be there.

    The holiday banners would soon
    Go up on the boards
    And, as per usual, the bashers
    Would go to Comms in great hoards.

    The three NSW mods,
    Jade, Nat, and I,
    Devised up a challenge
    With the holidays so nigh.

    "A crossover! A crossover!"
    Nat did declare.
    "A holiday crossover
    For our Non Star Wars lair!"

    "A crossover with what?"
    Asked Jade with disagree.
    "There's too many holidays
    To make this challenge PC."

    "A crossover with anything,"
    Miana thought up quite quick.
    "As long as it's a holiday;
    That will do the trick."

    So the mods made the plans
    And with them took great care
    And set out the rules
    For the writers to prepare.

    A crossover written;
    The fandoms number two.
    But, special instructions,
    The writers must do.

    Both shall have no Star Wars;
    (We're NSWFF, you know)
    The limit is more than 2000 words
    But no more than 10000 you can go.

    There's one final limit
    We're putting with reason:
    One fandom must have something
    To do with the Holiday Season;

    Christmas or Kwanza
    Or St. Nicholas Eve
    Chanukah or Ganna
    Or whatever you believe.

    From Santa to Hotei-osho
    And Dun Che Lao Ren
    From Krampus to Christkind
    And others of that vein.

    One month you have,
    Till the clocks say "09"
    To write this fun story
    And let your work shine!

    A judging there will be
    And we might hand out a prize
    We of course won't tell you what;
    It would ruin the surprise.

    "So that's all there is to it,"
    The mods said with a smirk.
    "So have a Happy Holidays
    And get thee to work!"
    </center>

     
  2. Idrelle_Miocovani

    Idrelle_Miocovani Jedi Master star 6

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    [face_laugh] [face_laugh]

    Glad to know that our multi-talented mods are brilliant poets as well. :p

    I'm excited for this challenge! I love crossovers and I so totally know which fandoms I'm using... [face_whistling]
     
  3. Jedi Gunny

    Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host star 9 VIP - Game Host

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    I probaly could give this a shot.
     
  4. JediXManSerenaKenobi

    JediXManSerenaKenobi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Yay! I love crossovers!!
     
  5. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Oh... that sound like a lot of fun!
    I have no idea what fandoms I want to use. I've just added two new ones to my ever growing list... maybe I can do those two!

    Wait, Brothers & Sisters with True Blood... hmmm, maybe not! :p

    *puts on thinking cap*

    Loved the poem!! :D
     
  6. Lightsaber123

    Lightsaber123 Jedi Master star 3

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    Some clarification is needed.

    never mind, reading the whole poem would have helped.

    Who is Dun Che Lao Ren? Old Man of the Dun Che?
    I get the Old Man, but Dun Che... Is that like
    Dun1 stooping? a ton?
    Dun2 no such word.
    Dun3 no such word
    Dun4 dull (not sharp)?

    Che1 car?
    Che2 ???
    che3 pull?
    che4 entire? wholly?

    or is Dun Che a location? which province? Can you show me a map?

    Santa Claus == Sheng Dan Lao Ren... (Old Man of the Holy Birth) Did you mean that?

     
  7. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That poem was all Mi - I have no talent in that area :p
     
  8. LilyHobbitJedi

    LilyHobbitJedi Jedi Knight star 5

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    Oh that is hilarious! I'll have to see if my muse would be up to this particular challenge.
     
  9. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    Oh, blast, I suppose I shall.
     
  10. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I went off various "How Christmas is celebrated around the world" websites, and they said "Dun Che Lao Ren" what what they called Santa Claus in China. And the internet's always right, you know. ;)



    And remember guys, one of the fandoms HAS to be a Holiday fandom! [face_devil]
     
  11. Drabbi-Wan_Kenobi

    Drabbi-Wan_Kenobi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I was wondering about that. What constitutes a holiday fandom? Since Santa Claus has appeared in so many other fandoms, I wouldn't count him as one unto himself, but how central must the holiday have been to the other fandom for it to count? If I use the "It had a Christmas episode" excuse, do I have to include elements that were specific to that episode itself?
     
  12. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Ahh... I missed that some how. 8-} I guess I need to read more carefully! Thanks for pointing that out Miana!
    This puts a whole new spin on things. Hmm... [face_thinking]
     
  13. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ones I can think of off the top of my head:

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas
    Love Actually
    The Santa Clause
    Rudolph and Friends
    Elf
    etc etc etc...


    Though I'm sure we'll be lenient for fandoms that have a lot of Christmas things (i.e. Mr. Hanky in South Park and such). ;)

    And there's no one saying you can't write Christmas vigs anyways! :D
     
  14. Drabbi-Wan_Kenobi

    Drabbi-Wan_Kenobi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Except for Love Actually, those first ones were all fandoms I thought of right away; my question was more about the second type, like if, to use your example, South Park would count if, say, I didn't include Mr. Hankey. [face_mischief] Nah, that would probably be cheating.


    The 2000-word minimum makes my evil side want to use Sapphire and Steel as one of my fandoms. [face_devil] [Of course, then I'd have to go back and watch some more.]
     
  15. karebear214

    karebear214 Jedi Master star 4

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    Very interesting...

    I'll have to see what I can cook up.
     
  16. C1-J2

    C1-J2 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Oh I love this idea! Great poem, Miana!

    I don't think I've ever actually written a crossover before. [face_thinking] Wait there was that very convuluted story that I wrote when I was seven . . . Anyways, I have a few ideas floating around, all too vague right now, but I just might write one of them.
     
  17. JadeSolo

    JadeSolo Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I would love to see someone use a fandom from a cheesy Lifetime holiday movie. Because it would save me the trouble of having to watch them, of course - not because I like them. No. Never. And it's not like you'll have difficulty finding one - "Falalala Lifetime" programming. Not that I watch Lifetime. No. Never.


    (methinks I doth protest too much)


    Don't forget about holiday specials of your favorite shows! "Merry Christmas Drake & Josh" is a goldmine for fanfic. :D
     
  18. snowspeeder_gunner

    snowspeeder_gunner Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Oh I am so excited about this!
     
  19. Seremela

    Seremela Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Christmas books?

    Christmas (fairy) tales?

    Are they all right too?

    I'm afraid we always watch Willow with Christmas (and now also Lord of the Rings) and I guess that doesn't really count :(


     
  20. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Sounds good as long as the authors aren't on the disallowed list. :D
     
  21. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    You guys still have a few days left!! Remember, the winner gets a prize!!
     
  22. Idrelle_Miocovani

    Idrelle_Miocovani Jedi Master star 6

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    Aww, I had such an awesome idea, but I don't know if I'll have time to write it. :(
     
  23. Lithiniel

    Lithiniel Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Well unless I miss my mark, we have 11 days until the 31st.

    Which still isn't a lot, but it sounds like more. ;)
     
  24. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Right, so you should both participaet [face_batting]
     
  25. RX_Sith

    RX_Sith C&G Game Host star 5 VIP - Game Host

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    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/non_star_wars_fan_fiction/b10808/29601720/p1/]How the Borg Stole Christmas[/link].

    I've posted my story at the link above. Enjoy.
     
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