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Characters The Essential Guide to OC's: The Mini Challenge Revival - Prompt the Fourth!

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by OCDatabaseSock, Nov 12, 2006.

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  1. rebel_cheese

    rebel_cheese Jedi Master star 4

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    correllian_ale/OC_sock:

    Thanks! But there's no need to UP it for me. I update at least every Friday - I'm like a pebble in your shoe, a constant irritant that you can't forget...

    Thanks for telling me. But I like to think that the index is better than a constant irritant . . .

    And thanks for adding the characters! I'm especially proud of River Ulric and Aster Nightflare. I'll check Trace's story out too.

    And that's a great tip that I try to make use of. The first I do is fling the OC into conflict(whether physical, an argument, a bad situation, whatever) to reveal his or her inner nature. It's a great way to make someone feel empathy for the character. The time when I don't do this is when I'm generating a sleazy/evil Thrackan Sal-Solo style character or if the character's going to undergo major character evolution over time that will transform him or her into a wholly different person. ([hl=black]That's a transformation Aster will begin soon enough.[/hl]).
     
  2. KILIK

    KILIK Jedi Master star 4

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    I have a question as far as PMing our entries.

    Do we PM the link when we've posted all of the story?

    Also we PM to the database sock right?
     
  3. OCDatabaseSock

    OCDatabaseSock Jedi Master star 2

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    Thanks guys, I'm glad some people are finding these tips usefully.
    :D


    KILIK - You can PM a link to the story whenever you're ready.;)




    FLASH!

    NEWS ALERT!

    NEWS ALERT!

    NEWSALERT!


    Challenge entries due Thursday!!!

    :eek:

     
  4. OCDatabaseSock

    OCDatabaseSock Jedi Master star 2

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    I know the challenge isn't due until Thursday, but would it be helpful to anyone to extend the due date until Saturday? [face_whistling]

    I would like to keep the challenges running on schedule, but with the holidays in full swing, I'm sure people would like another day or two to help out.

     
  5. KILIK

    KILIK Jedi Master star 4

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    That would be alright with me I guess. It would give time to full post all of the story.

    I did plan on posting two parts one day and the other on the 12th.

    So due on the 12th or Saturday is fine with me.:)
     
  6. PadwanKayla

    PadwanKayla Jedi Master star 4

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    Jul 2, 2005
    An extension to Saturday would be most helpful! My OC is being very uncooperative at the moment so yes please!
     
  7. leiamoody

    leiamoody Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Nov 8, 2005
    An extension would be a great help. Right now I have two characters going down a corridor, but they aren't helping me in getting them out of there. And they aren't answering any comm messages I send them, so I have to wait until they get in touch with me before I can continue the story.

    Yes, it is just that insane. ;)
     
  8. OCDatabaseSock

    OCDatabaseSock Jedi Master star 2

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    OCs that are unco-operative and ignoring the calls on their caller-id?!?!

    It's so insane I'm giddy.

    Alrighty then, we'll push things back to Saturday the 16th.
    ;)
     
  9. leiamoody

    leiamoody Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    It gets worse with my characters. Sometimes they come over and spend hours hogging my TV and computer. (I swear one of them's been looking at porn again...Hey, get outta that fridge! Touch those cookies and I'll end it all right now!!!!).

    Sorry, where was I? Oh, thanks for the extension. :D
     
  10. the_wandering_shadow

    the_wandering_shadow Jedi Knight star 3

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    It gets worse with my characters. Sometimes they come over and spend hours hogging my TV and computer. (I swear one of them's been looking at porn again...Hey, get outta that fridge! Touch those cookies and I'll end it all right now!!!!).

    [face_laugh]

    I'm grateful for the extension. While I could have had it done in time, it would have been extra rushed. Christmas = extra work at the paper. Oh well, more money for me, at least ;)
     
  11. VaderLVR64

    VaderLVR64 Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I've looked and I probably skipped right over it, but where is the latest challenge? Is there a post that has them all listed?
     
  12. emeraldshadow

    emeraldshadow Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I've never written a SW OC, not one that had more than five lines at least. I respect OCs and the people who write them, but I never felt the urge to write an OC story myself. I like to stick with either straight fanfiction or straight original fiction. Why then did I click on this thread? I don't know. Why, after clicking on said thread, did I decide to write a challenge entry? I really don't know. I just know that I want to try, and I have a few questions.

    1) This may sound like a stupid question, but we post the stories now and you post the links after the due date, right? We don't need to all hold our stories back until the due date, correct? I feel silly asking, but I would feel even sillier accidentally violating the rules.

    2) I know we can't use any cannon characters, but can we mention them in passing?

    3) Can I write more than one entry?

    4)Do I just PM you a link or do I send the whole heading

    Title:
    Author:
    Genre:
    Timeframe:
    Summary:
    Notes:
    ?
     
  13. OCDatabaseSock

    OCDatabaseSock Jedi Master star 2

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    Yeah, I guessed right; between the holidays, and rebellious OCs, everyone could use a little more time.

    About 2/3 of the way down on page one is the Challenge Section MamaV. It's the first one for the thread, and to celebrate there's four topics to choose from!


    Welcome emeraldshadow! To answer your questions in no particular order:

    1) No don't hold your story, write and post it as soon as your ready, then PM me the link and I will post them after the due date.

    4) Just PM me the link, that's all the indexing info I need. ;)

    2) Unless the challenge calls for it, there is no canons - except in passing.
    For Example: Mace Windu is the Jedi Master who sent your OC Jedi on his/her particular mission.

    3)If you've got the motivation, do it up!

    There are no silly questions...well there actually are; but you haven't asked them yet.


    Anxiously awaiting your PMs people.:D


     
  14. the_wandering_shadow

    the_wandering_shadow Jedi Knight star 3

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    Unfortunately I don't think I'll be able to finish my entry on time. First I was too busy, now I'm not feeling well. Oh well. Maybe next time, and don't worry I'll still read and vote :)
     
  15. oqidaun

    oqidaun Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I finished.

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/25793451/p1/?0]One Man's Wisdom is Another's Madness[/link]

    I took the BBF origin story and came up with something for Lambarde and Zullivan.
     
  16. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    Wait, is the challenge due tonight or last night?
     
  17. KILIK

    KILIK Jedi Master star 4

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    I got mine done. :)

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=25777900&brd=10475&start=25794913] Just an off day [/link]

    DarthIshtar: I'm pretty sure the deadline is tonight at midnight board time.
     
  18. OCDatabaseSock

    OCDatabaseSock Jedi Master star 2

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    Right-O KILIK...

    You still have a couple of hours left boardtime for all you procrastinators out there.:D

    I'll be posting the weekly update along with all the entries later tonight!
     
  19. Star-Foozle

    Star-Foozle Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Mine's up and in my profile, muahaha!

    And amazingly, it's on-time. :eek:
     
  20. OCDatabaseSock

    OCDatabaseSock Jedi Master star 2

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    Pencils down!

    Alright, all the entries are in, and I'd like to thank all those that submitted their entries, and even those that never got to finish in time (finis it anyway and submit it to the index).

    VOTING: starts now! Voting runs until midnight December 28th (giving a couple of extra days for those of us stressing over Christmas).

    PM The OCDatabaseSock your vote (don't post it in the thread), just the name of the fic you're voting for is needed. Good luck everybody!


    DECEMBER 2006 CHALLENGE ENTRIES:

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=25696649&brd=10475]Success and Succession[/link] by Meredith_Kenobi

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=25763060&brd=10475]Off Day[/link] by Star-Foozle

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/25772073/p1/?2]Tainted Outsider[/link] by Alley_Skywalker

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/25777900/p1/?0]Just an Off Day[/link] by KILIK

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/25793451/p1/?0]One Man?s Wisdom is Another?s Madness[/link] by oqidaun

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=25780885&brd=10475]Fever Dreams[/link] by emeraldshadow

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/25783269/p1/?0]Not the Only One[/link] by leiamoody


     
  21. the_wandering_shadow

    the_wandering_shadow Jedi Knight star 3

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    Cool. I can't wait to read these :)
     
  22. CodyMonKenobi

    CodyMonKenobi Jedi Master star 4

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    I actually have two OC fics up right now. I am not sure if I am doing this correctly by posting the link right here, if I'm not jus say something and I will edit my post. Until then Viva La OC Revolution.

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/24316253/p1/?8]Blood of Patriots [/link]

    Title: The Blood of Patriots
    Author(s): CodyMonKenobi
    Timeframe: 4 years after ROTS
    Characters: OC's
    Genre: Action/Adventure
    Keywords: Storm Troopers, action, war.
    Summary: The Empire drafts citizens to replace clones as storm troopers. This story follows one of them from initial training into war with the rebels.

    This is an epic about a regular joe becoming a Stormie

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/25798433/p1/?0] Guardian of the Stone [/link]

    Title: Guardian of the Stone
    Author(s): CodyMonKenobi
    Timeframe: 200 years before TPM
    Characters: Shamira (OC), Jork (OC), Rworshk (OC)
    Genre: Angst, Action, Drama
    Keywords: OC, Viggie
    Summary: Shamira must protect an evil artifact from falling into the wrong hands. She recollects the first time she has to take a life.
    Notes: This is in response to the GWG December challenge.

    This one is a lot shorter. Idea for a charecter I wanted to use later on in some other stories I thought I would give her a background.

    Like I said if I am wrong please just let me know and I will fix myself.


     
  23. the_wandering_shadow

    the_wandering_shadow Jedi Knight star 3

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    just let me know and I will fix myself.

    You don't have to go that far :p
     
  24. emeraldshadow

    emeraldshadow Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I've read them all, and I must say that everyone has done a great job. There are no bad entries-which makes the decision of who to vote for a tough one.
     
  25. Star-Foozle

    Star-Foozle Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I second emraldshadow -- great job, everybody! Everyone did such a nice job and the stories are so unique that I'm gonna have trouble choosing a favorite. Nice work! =D=
     
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