Challenge The UDC: The Fourth, All Fandom Friendly Drabble Challenge - Winners & Post-Challenge Survey are up!

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  1. Fattooine Jedi Youngling

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    Welcome once again to the Ultimate Drabble Challenge! Thank you so much for wanting to have another round. I hope you enjoy it. And remember--all fandoms are welcome!

    -BigFatty




    WHAT IS A DRABBLE?

    A Drabble is an extremely short work of fiction with exactly one hundred words. The purpose of the drabble is to teach brevity and test author's ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in an extremely confined space.

    THE CHALLENGE

    100 Drabbles in twenty weeks.

    THE RULES

    1 Each Monday we'll post 5 topics. You will have one week to write a drabble on each topic.

    2 Latecomers are always welcome, but you must start at the beginning!

    3 To keep things neat and tidy, please start your own Drabble thread in the era you are most likely to write them for. Post all five of each week's drabbles in a single post. We will create an index for our threads here in resource. Simply post a link to your thread in here when you first start it, so that I know where to find them.

    4 You can write them all in one day or spread them out throughout the week, your choice. Just be certain to have all 5 drabbles for each given week in a single post.

    5 You can follow a thread through your drabbles. They can be canon characters, OCs, etc. You can use just one character, a different character a week, or a different one for each drabble.

    6 You must do all the drabbles listed, in the order they are listed.


    You simply must remember one thing:

    These are drabbles! They must be 100 words each. No more, no less.

    Looking for the previous threads? Click here: Ultimate Drabble Challenge: Like Little Fanfiction McNuggets, Ultimate Drabble Challenge: So Nice, We Did it Twice, and Ultimate Drabble Challenge: The Third Time's the Charm


    Oh, and in case you're wondering, you can find some background on drabbles on wikipedia. Be sure to click on the links at the bottom. (We find the instant drabble generator particularly amusing.)
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  2. Fattooine Jedi Youngling

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    Jan 10, 2007
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    THE THEMES



    Week 1 - 4/6/09 - provided by brodiew
    1. Flash in the pan
    2. Out on a limb
    3. Out of the blue
    4. Wet behind the ears
    5. Heat of the moment


    Week 2 - 4/13/09 - provided by path-seeker
    6. Impossible
    7. Unlikely
    8. Reasonable
    9. Probable
    10. Definite


    Week 3 - 4/20/09 - provided by DaenaBenjen42
    11. Truth
    12. Trust
    13. Honor
    14. Loyalty
    15. Love


    Week 4 - 4/27/09 - provided by Jade_eyes
    16. Gaze
    17. Wink
    18. Distance
    19. Cold as Ice
    20. Eternal Flame


    Week 5 - 5/4/09 - provided by Mira_Jade
    21. Steps
    22. Stride
    23. Stumble
    24. Leap
    25. Fall


    Week 6 - 5/11/09 - provided by brodiew
    26. Gallant
    27. Filial
    28. Vexation
    29. Sublime
    30. Superficial


    Week 7 - 5/18/09 - provided by DaenaBenjen42
    31. No Turning Back
    32. No Backing Down
    33. Nowhere to Run
    34. No One to Trust
    35. No Place to Hide


    Week 8 - 5/25/09 - provided by Mira_Jade
    36. A Little Bit of This
    37. Anything But That
    38. Not For Nothing
    39. Everything Else
    40. What Matters Most


    Week 9 - 6/1/09 - provided by BigFatty
    41. Necklace
    42. Earrings
    43. Watch
    44. Belt
    45. Ring


    Week 10 - 6/8/09 - provided by You
    46. Author's Choice
    47. Author's Choice
    48. Author's Choice
    49. Author's Choice
    50. Author's Choice


    Week 11 - 6/15/09 - provided by brodiew
    51. Bite the Bullet
    52. Break the Ice
    53. Knock on Wood
    54. Off the Hook
    55. Back Seat Driver


    Week 12 - 6/22/09 - provided by Mira_Jade
    56. Saint
    57. Sinner
    58. Savior
    59. Killer
    60. Martyr


    Week 13 - 6/29/09 - provided by DaenaBenjen42
    61. Hold Back the Darkness
    62. Take a Stand
    63. When You're Lost
    64. No Solid Ground
    65. There's Only Us


    Week 14 - 7/6/09 - provided by Mira_Jade
    66. Whispering
    67. Haunting
    68. Lingering
    69. Echoing
    70. Murmuring


    Week 15 - 7/13/09 - provided by path-seeker
    71. Restrained
    72. Controlled
    73. Defined
    74. Resolved
    75. Unlimited


    Week 16 - 7/20/09 - provided by brodiew
    76. Bend Over Backwards
    77. Axe to Grind
    78. Rise and Shine
    79. Tongue and Cheek
    80. Without a Doubt


    Week 17 - 7/27/09 - provided by Mira_Jade
    81. Yearning
    82. Jealousy
    83. Possession
    84. Addiction
    85. Wanting


    Week 18 - 8/3/09 - provided by BigFatty
    86. Red
    87. Brown
    88. Black
    89. Yellow
    90. Blue


    Week 19 - 8/10/09 - provided by Mira_Jade
    91. Forever
    92. Always
    93. Never
    94. Maybe
    95. Eternity


    Week 20 - 8/17/09 - provided by You
    96. Author's Choice
    97. Author's Choice
    98. Author's Choice
    99. Author's Choice
    100. Author's Choice
  3. Fattooine Jedi Youngling

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    Jan 10, 2007
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  4. Fattooine Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Jan 10, 2007
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    RESPONSE THREADS A-M

    A
    amphetamine47 (Babylon 5)
    Alley_Skywalker (Harry Potter)
    amidalachick (The Simpsons)

    B
    BigFatty (Battlestar Galactica)
    brodiew (LOST)
    brodiew (Star Trek 2009)
    brodiew (Star Wars)

    C
    Ceillean (Star Wars)
    CherryLightsaber (Star Wars)

    D
    DaenaBenjen42 (Star Wars)
    divapilot (Star Wars)
    Drabbi-Wan_Kenobi (Various Non-Star Wars)

    E
    earlybird-obi-wan (Star Wars)

    J
    Jade_eyes (Star Wars)
    Jade_Pilot (Star Wars)
    Jedi Trace (Star Wars)
    Jinngerbread (Star Wars)

    K
    karebear214 (Star Wars)
    KELIA (Star Wars)
    KotORBF2Female_Revan (Star Wars)

    L
    leiamoody (Star Wars)

    M
    mavjade (Star Wars)
    Mira_Jade (Star Trek)
    Mira_Jade (Star Wars)
    MsLanna (Star Wars)
  5. Fattooine Jedi Youngling

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    Jan 10, 2007
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  6. Fattooine Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Jan 10, 2007
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    Good morning and welcome to the fourth Ultimate Drabble Challenge!

    As I'm sure you've heard already, this challenge is going to be open to Star Wars and Non-Star Wars fandoms alike. But for the moment I'm going to ask that you pick one fandom and stick to it (unless you want to do the challenge multiple times with multiple fandoms). I asked the mods last night about what to do if someone wanted to switch back and forth between SW and Non-SW drabbles, and preliminary response was that they would have to have multiple story threads. Since that could get confusing for everyone involved, for the moment I'm going to ask that you stick to only one fandom.

    But now, what you've all been waiting for. This week's themes:


    Week 1 - 4/6/09 - provided by brodiew
    1. Flash in the pan
    2. Out on a limb
    3. Out of the blue
    4. Wet behind the ears
    5. Heat of the moment

    When you start your thread, please don't forget to link back to it here. Also, please let us know what fandom you will be writing, and I'll list that in the index, too. And don't forget that you can pimp your update every week (or however often you update) in this thread.

    Please refresh yourself on the rules before you get started, and have fun!

    -BigFatty
  7. brodiew Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 11, 2005
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  8. mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Sep 10, 2005
    star 6
    I promised myself I wouldn't do this again until I finished round two, but I just couldn't help myself.


    Snippits of Life which will hopefully be a cohesive Ben/Jysella story with frequent appearances by Luke/Mara.

  9. earlybird-obi-wan Jedi Grand Master

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    Aug 21, 2006
    star 6
    I am doing this again and after Bird seed, this is Bird talk

  10. Ceillean Jedi Master

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    Nov 13, 2001
    star 5
    Don't know how far I'll get but I'm giving this a try: Fragments
  11. brodiew Jedi Master

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    Oct 11, 2005
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    I'm very happy to be back.

    So begins Drabble Babble The Fourth: Kill The Comfort Zone!

    I will be all over the map in this challenge, but decided to post in SAGA because I think that is where most of my work will be. But don't be surprised to see some BEyond figures every now and then.
  12. SithGirl132 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 6, 2005
    star 4
    Of course I'm in. First set will appear later this week.
  13. Mira_Jade The NSWFF Manager With The Cape

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    Jun 29, 2004
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    My drabbles are up and going!

    "Drops of Jade"

    This is going to be so much fun!! [face_dancing] [face_devil]

    ~MJ @};-
  14. NightSword Jedi Knight

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    Jan 25, 2008
    star 2
  15. MsLanna Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 8, 2005
    star 6
    Okay, I'll give it a shot. Not sure how far I'll get this time. Motivation is shaky.

    Ramblings of War
  16. Jinngerbread Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Sep 2, 2007
    star 4
    It's been awhile since I've written anything besides my character diary so this might give me a chance to jump start the muse. I'm doing mostly Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan and Dooku drabbles.


    Here is my response thread. More Jinngerbread Cookiees
  17. brodiew Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 11, 2005
    star 5
    I've also started a LOST thread in the NSWFF section. If you have to the notion, check it out. This will truly be a challenge. LOST is still new to me a writer. Reviews are a welcome encouragement.

    UDC4: Desert Island Drabbles
  18. BigFatty Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Mar 9, 2005
    star 4
    Like brodiew, I'm taking on the challenge of stretching my writing skills with something that isn't Star Wars. My drabbles will be about the recently ended TV show, Battlestar Galactica.

    My first set revolve around Laura Roslin and take place during the mini-series. You can find them here.
  19. Jade_Pilot Jedi Master

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    Dec 10, 2005
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  20. leiamoody Jedi Master

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    Nov 8, 2005
    star 4
    Is this challenge open to newcomers, or just the ones who completed the other challenges first?
  21. brodiew Jedi Master

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    Oct 11, 2005
    star 5
    All are welcome on every challenge, leiamoody!

    Come join the party!
  22. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 31, 2004
    star 7
    Wootness to the moon! I'm doing SW drabbles in Beyond. [face_dancing] [face_dancing]
    "Jade's Love Notes" (and it will be heavy on mush when prompts allow). :D

    http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/29951969/p1/
  23. Drabbi-Wan_Kenobi Jedi Padawan

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    Feb 7, 2005
    star 4
    UDC4: Carry On Drabbling is now up and posted!


    Week 1 contains appearances by:
    Animaniacs
    Arsène Lupin
    Atom Ant
    Blue's Clues

    and The X-Files!
  24. DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Master

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    May 15, 2005
    star 5
  25. ViariSkywalker Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 9, 2002
    star 4
    After only making it through a few weeks during the first drabble challenge, I've finally decided to give it another go. My thread is up:

    Blood Is Thicker :)
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