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The Creche - Masters and Padawans available for every era! Take a look!

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Creche_Master, Dec 13, 2005.

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  1. Meshugenah

    Meshugenah Jedi Master star 1

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    NAME: Meshugenah

    LOOKING FOR: Master!

    ERA: Boeyond the Saga

    FAVE CHARACTERS: Jaina and Zekk! Though I love Jacen and Co., too.

    STRENGTHS: Editing! General plot, small details, characterizations, grammar (usually)

    WEAKNESS: Actually writing, and writing well; action sequences. Spelling. Also, I'm only just reading the NJO books and beyond, after a 3-4 year SW drought, so I'm a bit rusty, but I'm catching on again.

    I LOVE TO WRITE: Just about anything! It may not be the next Great American Novel, as the saying goes, but I'll try anything once.

    NO WAY WILL I EVER WRITE: slash

    RANDOM FACTS AND FUN INFORMATION ABOUT ME: sarcasm is my middle name, I love music, I help run a writing site (link in profile), I start college in August, I talk too much, and I can be obnoxiously cheery online, and I love commas, though I cheated on them with parenthesis. I like cats.

    LINK TO A SAMPLE OF MY WRITING (if onsite sample is available): None on-site. I have a few off-site, but most is a few years old.
     
  2. jedi_of_ennth

    jedi_of_ennth Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm proud to announce that Meshugenah has agreed to become my Padawan. :D
     
  3. The Musical Jedi

    The Musical Jedi Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I don't know, Alley... I kind of like that second one, even if it is humorously long. [face_thinking]

    So about these training courses... What would you want to see? Is it something you'd like in the beginning of the Creche thread, or as an related thread (e.g., the Plot Bunny Thread with companion Plot Bunny Hutch)? I'm not sure where to begin formulating these course - or for that matter feeling qualified, since I'm on my first Padawan. [face_blush] But I'm game to try.
     
  4. Alley_Skywalker

    Alley_Skywalker Jedi Master star 4

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    Well maybe we don't have to have classes per se. (I'm assuming you're talking about the Masters Classes) Maybe we could have "Master Tips" like the OC Thread has OC Writing Tips that come out like weekly...or monthly. Like if some of the masters have things that have really owrked for them they could submitt those and the they could be posted up regularly. We could keep a collection of these "tips" in a post on the front page. *shrug* Just brain storming, lol.

    Now if the mods allowed another/corresponding thread for us...that's a whole lot more possibilities...
     
  5. The Musical Jedi

    The Musical Jedi Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    That's what I wasn't sure of - if we have a list or something posted in the beginning of the thread, eventually it will get really long and probably morph into TLDR or an encumbrance. Or it could be a running discussion like you said the OC thread does - have something once a month (or more or less) that would be harder to find. There are pros and cons to both methods.

    EDIT: How about calling the creche helpers something like The Order of the Braid? I like the idea of The Order of _____. Unfortunately, being Jedi and shunning possessions, I didn't come up with many things to associate with being a Padawan. :p
     
  6. Meredith_Kenobi

    Meredith_Kenobi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Oh, I have been LOOKING for this thread!


    NAME: M_K

    LOOKING FOR: A Master who will push me hard to better my skills. I?ve written plenty of things so far, but I feel my writing lacks something.

    ERA: Any.

    FAVE CHARACTERS: OC?s, Luke Skywalker, Ben Skywalker, and Obi-Wan.

    STRENGTHS: I think I?m good at setting the kind of atmosphere I had in mind when writing a fic. I also put a lot of thought into my OC?s, and have a lot of background in mind for them, even if it doesn?t turn up on paper. I also like to branch out and try unconventional writing styles.

    WEAKNESS: I like adding battle scenes and such, but I tend to rush them; a fairly fatal flaw. I also have trouble with imagery; I?d like my writing to come across as more powerful than it does, and somewhat less awkward.

    I LOVE TO WRITE: Cliffhangers! Ha ha. I also think I do well with silly plot lines, as well as angst. I enjoy doing both very much.

    NO WAY WILL I EVER WRITE: Mushy gooey romance. I can do some romance, but I can only write it in very small quantities.

    RANDOM FACTS AND FUN INFORMATION ABOUT ME: I?m left-handed, and proud of it. I love to draw and am always willing to show off the Luke I drew. I?m always eager to give other lefties tips on how to keep from smudging their drawings X).

    LINK TO A SAMPLE OF MY WRITING: This is probably my favorite thing I?ve ever written, though not quite my usual style. [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=23704779&brd=10477&replies=0] What I?d Like To See (inspired by Dr. Seuss) [/link]
     
  7. Creche_Master

    Creche_Master Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Lists are updated. :)

    So here are the suggestions that I have so far:

    [ul][li]Discussion topics - In the vein and including those suggested by JadeSolo[/li]
    [li]Place Master/Padawan lists every few pages[/li]
    [li]Challenges/Creche assignments[/li]
    [li]Master Training Courses - Either here or in a companion thread, depending on mod preference[/li]
    [li]Featured Masters/Padawans[/li]
    [li]Master and Padawan Support Groups - Separate forum with many thanks to NYCitygurl!![/li]
    [li]Break the Ice poll to get to know each other[/li]
    [li]List of Resources for Newbies - e.g., characterization threads, the Orientation Guide, Beta Index, etc.[/li]
    [li]Creche helpers - other people to PM with questions if needed[/li][/ul]

    I will confess, I'm probably going to pass on the lists every few pages for two reasons - the first being the fact we all probably have our settings on different posts per page, making it difficult to do it and have these reposts to be easily located and the second being that updating more than one list is probably going to make it likely there will be many lists out of date, especially if I mistakenly update the wrong version (which, to be frank, I find very likely).

    Anything else you think would be helpful?

    -TMJ
     
  8. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Looks good!! And I'm working on finishing that for you :)
     
  9. Creche_Master

    Creche_Master Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Lists are updated. :)
     
  10. JadeLotus

    JadeLotus Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Mar 27, 2005
    I would like to announce that I have knighted my padawan, the wonderful Jade_Pilot.

    I honestly couldn't have asked for a better padawan, and she has done the SW fanfic world proud.

    Congratulations my friend! [:D]
     
  11. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Congratulations!!!
     
  12. Jedi Trace

    Jedi Trace SouthEast RSA star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Dec 15, 1999
    Congratulations, Jade_Pilot! =D=

    [:D]

     
  13. Jade_Pilot

    Jade_Pilot Jedi Master star 5

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    Dec 10, 2005
    Thank you master! @};- It's been a blessing to have you as my mentor. I've learned so much from you and will always treasure your friendship!

    Thanks y'all! I almost feel like a grown up now! [face_laugh]
     
  14. The Musical Jedi

    The Musical Jedi Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Congrats, Jade_Pilot! [:D]
     
  15. WyoJedi

    WyoJedi Jedi Youngling star 4

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    Nov 7, 2005
    Congratulations Jade_Pilot! A well-deserved promotion indeed.

    Cheers,
    Wyo
     
  16. lizodessky

    lizodessky Jedi Youngling star 1

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    NAME: Liz Odessky

    LOOKING FOR: A Master; preferably one that writes for Beyond the Saga.

    ERA: Beyond the Saga and a little Before the Saga.

    FAVE CHARACTERS: Mara, Jaina, and the ever loveable Farmboy.

    STRENGTHS: Grammar, Vocabulary, General Plot, Emotions.

    WEAKNESS: Quality romances, dialogue, multi-chapter stories, and conveying humor.

    I LOVE TO WRITE: Short stories dealing with lots of emotion, some would call it angst. I love writing fics dealing with Master/Padawan relationships. J/J is a given.

    NO WAY WILL I EVER WRITE: Slash or pure humor (I just stink at it).

    RANDOM FACTS AND FUN INFORMATION ABOUT ME: Hmm, lets see? I?m a Texan and would give anything to see snow. I?m ridiculously/notoriously clumsy; a fact that earned me the nickname Tonks at school. I?ll be a Senior at an all-girls catholic high school next year. Er, I?m perky when need be but otherwise, I?m rather quiet.

    LINK TO A SAMPLE OF MY WRITING (if onsite sample is available): [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/26883466]Reparation[/link] ? The first story I posted here and was goaded into extending from a one-shot into a short story. It is Jaina-centric and picks up after Sacrifice.
     
  17. Creche_Master

    Creche_Master Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Lists are updated. :)
     
  18. Altaysky

    Altaysky Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Jul 4, 2007
    NAME: Altaysky

    LOOKING FOR: Master!

    ERA: I like mostly everything, but my personal favorite is post-Galactic Civil War. You know, beyond the Saga...

    FAVE CHARACTERS: Gilad Pellaeon, Riina Kwaad/Tahiri Veile, Jacen Solo

    STRENGTHS: Great with creating new environments and OCs, and what not.

    WEAKNESS: Romance.

    I LOVE TO WRITE: Words.

    NO WAY WILL I EVER WRITE: Slash

    RANDOM FACTS AND FUN INFORMATION ABOUT ME: I'm a closet Star Wars fan. Nobody else knows. >_>

    LINK TO A SAMPLE OF MY WRITING: Don't have one yet, but I'm planning for that to change. Heh.
     
  19. Creche_Master

    Creche_Master Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Dec 13, 2005
    Lists are updated. :)


    Also, if all goes according to plan this weekend, I'm going to post some of the new "front" posts I've been working on for either updating this thread or a new thread, depending on what the mods/general opinion is. :) So last chance (sort of [face_batting]) if you have any more suggestions to offer for this thread!

    -TMJ
     
  20. G__Anakin

    G__Anakin Jedi Master star 4

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    Apr 2, 2006
    I've taken Altaysky as my second Padawan!
     
  21. The Musical Jedi

    The Musical Jedi Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Dec 13, 1999
    I swear I posted this before, but since it's not in the thread, I'll have to go with the option that I'm crazy. :p

    G__Anakin, would you like me to leave you on the Masters List?
     
  22. G__Anakin

    G__Anakin Jedi Master star 4

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    Apr 2, 2006
    Go ahead and take me off for now. Thanks!:)
     
  23. Creche_Master

    Creche_Master Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Dec 13, 2005
    Lists are updated. :)
     
  24. Lordabc123

    Lordabc123 Jedi Youngling

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    Jul 5, 2007
    Name:Lordabc123

    Looking for:master

    Era:Any but I like beyond the saga

    Fave. Characters:Rouge squad.

    Strengths:good at action and desription always have ideas.

    Weakness:diloag and putting pen to papper.

    Love to write: action

    No way I'll ever write:Romance

    Random facts about me:I love star wars since I was a child

    Link to sample of writing:Work in progress
     
  25. The Musical Jedi

    The Musical Jedi Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Dec 13, 1999
    Updating the Creche thread is on hiatus until Trivia is over, or I give up. :p Lists will be updated momentarily.
     
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