Challenge Words, Words, Words! - The Shakespearean Roulette Challenge - 6 Quotes looking for a home!

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  1. Idrelle_Miocovani Force Ghost

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    Feb 5, 2005
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    Enter Idrelle.

    Friends, writers, fanficcers, lend me your ears;
    I come to inspire writing, and to praise it.
    The good that authors do lives after them;
    The motivation is oft interred with their ideas;
    So let it be with you. The noble Muse
    Hath told you you are ambitious:
    If it were so, it is a wonderful truth,
    And excellently hath I answer?d it.
    Here, under leave of the Muse and the rest ?
    For the Muse is an honourable thing;
    So are they all, all honourable things ?
    Come I to speak in FanFic Resource.
    There is a challenge, inspirational and just for us:
    But the Muse says it is ambitious;
    And the Muse is an honourable thing.
    This challenge will bring many stories home to FanFic
    Whose wonders will the general coffers fill:
    Does this in the Muse seem ambitious?
    When that your ideas have cried, the Muse hath wept:
    Challenges should be made of sterner stuff:
    To inspire your writing ambitions:
    As you see, honourably, fit.
    You all did see that in FanFic Resource,
    There have been presented many a kingly Roulette,
    In which many have participated: is this your Muse?s ambition?
    Yet I say you are ambitious;
    And, sure, I will run this roulette challenge.
    I speak not to discourage your Muse,
    But here I am to speak to inspire.
    You all did love roulettes once, not without cause:
    What cause have we not to have another?
    O inspiration! thou art fled to amazing writers,
    And readers will lose their reason. Bear with me;
    My mind is in this challenge with you,
    And I must pause till it come back to me.

    Exit.


    So, now that I have properly butchered Julius Caesar and managed to say very little whilst doing so ? welcome to the all-new Shakespearean Quote Roulette challenge! As some of you may be aware, I am a huge Shakespeare geek and I am running this Roulette as a way of sharing my love of the Bard with all of you. Over the past couple of weeks, I have comprised a list of different quotes from various Shakespearean plays and sonnets. Some are famous, some are not. Some you will recognize, some you may not. There is a good mix (or what I hope is a good mix) of genres, and most quotes could quite easily slip into any category. There are quotes from comedies, tragedies and romances, so you?ll never know what you could end up with!

    This is how it will work. Pick a number. Once you choose your number, I will PM you your quote within twenty-four hours. Once you receive your quote, get your Muse fired up and start writing! When you?ve finished your entry, post a link to it here in the thread. There is no deadline for this challenge ? write at your own pace! :) You do not have to use the quote in your fic (you can, if you want to) ? just use it as inspiration and see what your Muse decides to come up with. :) The best part is, there is no deadline and this challenge is for both Star Wars and NSWFF! :D

    There are sixty-five slots, so there is plenty to go around. If you want to take a second quote after you?ve finished your first, feel free to go ahead and pick another one. :)

    Since this is Shakespeare we?re (hopefully) being inspired by, if you feel completely lost and you can?t understand your quote (for whatever reasons), feel free to PM me and we?ll chat about it. ;) I am totally open for being an idea bouncer! :D

    Lastly, thanks to the mods for letting me open this challenge! [:D]

    That?s it. Have fun, everyone! [:D] [face_dancing]


    01. brokenlullaby
    02. NYCitygurl
    03. Lilith Demodae
    04. NYCitygurl - "Fortune's Wheel"
    05. DarthIshtar
    06. Zonoma
    07. Jade_eyes - "Call Me Crazy For You"
    08. Mira_Jade - "blow the house down"
    09. earlybird-obi-wan - "Reunion"
    10. karebear214
    11. jedi_of_ennth - [link=http://boards.the/>
  2. JediMara77 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 5, 2004
    star 4
    Shall I compare this challenge to a summer's day?

    A challenge by any other name would smell as sweet.

    To complete this challenge, perchance to dream.



    12, please.
  3. Aiel Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 14, 2004
    star 4
    Get me ink and paper.
    This challenge shall have my every consideration,
    Or I?ll underwrite the rest of my fanfiction.


    Best put my top marks in Shakespeare last uni semester to goodly use, the number of 17 if kindly ye be.
  4. Luna_Nightshade Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jan 25, 2006
    star 5
    14, please!

    (Please don't be the St. Crispin's Day speech. Please don't be the St. Crispin's Day speech.)

    :D
  5. Ceillean Force Ghost

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    Nov 13, 2001
    star 5
  6. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

    Game Host
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    Aug 31, 2004
    star 6
    Happy wriggling! [face_dancing] :* to the wonderfully inspiring & inspired hostess, whose Shakespeare and Dr. Who fics are delightful.

    LOL

    #7, please. [:D]

  7. Iverna Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 20, 2008
    star 4
    I like the adaptation of Julius Caesar, that was a nice introduction! :D

    Can I have #24 please?
  8. earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost

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    Aug 21, 2006
    star 6
  9. divapilot Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 30, 2005
    star 4
    I would like #42 pleeze!
  10. ThatBrunette Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Jan 15, 2011
    Perhaps I shall try this :)

    21 please
  11. Idrelle_Miocovani Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 5, 2005
    star 6
    Ooo, look at all the pretty people! [face_love]

    The list has been updated and quotes have been sent out. Many thanks, brave and hearty first volunteers! :D
  12. Mira_Jade The NSWFF Manager With The Cape

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Jun 29, 2004
    star 4
    *fist pump*

    YES! It's up! :D [face_love]

    Quote number eight, please. [face_batting]


    [face_dancing]


    ~MJ @};-
  13. dancing_star Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 24, 2007
    star 4
    Cool idea! :cool:
    I'll take number 41 please, and thanks for the great challenge!
    [:D]
  14. Master_Jaina1011 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 20, 2002
    star 4
  15. Idrelle_Miocovani Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 5, 2005
    star 6
    List updated!

    I can't wait to see what people come up with. :D
  16. JediMara77 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 5, 2004
    star 4
    My quote works well with a plot bunny I had. Yay!
  17. Lilith Demodae Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Oct 1, 1999
    star 4
  18. MiralukaJedi Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 15, 2008
    star 4
    Ohh...I love Shakespeare. Can't resist. I'll take # 18!
  19. Mira_Jade The NSWFF Manager With The Cape

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Jun 29, 2004
    star 4
    If our hostess wishes to participate (not that I am an enabler or anything, mind you :p) I think that number 34 would be a perfect Idri shaped number to choose. ;)

    Just saying. :p


    [:D]


    ~MJ @};-
  20. Idrelle_Miocovani Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 5, 2005
    star 6
    Numbers can be Idri-shaped? o_O

    Fine, fine, Mira, I'll take it. Just for you. :*
  21. Mira_Jade The NSWFF Manager With The Cape

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Jun 29, 2004
    star 4
    Numbers are clever things that can shape and distort and present all kinds of images, didn't you know? ;) :p

    [face_batting]

    Especially when there's the prospect of a new story to read hanging in the balance. [face_laugh]

    [:D]


    ~MJ @};-
  22. Master_Jaina1011 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 20, 2002
    star 4
    I love my quote. It goes with nice dark AU I have planned.

    And Idri I agree with Mira. numbers can take any form.

    Mira how did I know you would enjoy this?
  23. Idrelle_Miocovani Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 5, 2005
    star 6
    [face_laugh] You two are funny. :p

    Yes, M_J, I love the quote you have - and it's one of the more famous ones, too! Even though the play it's from seems to be fairly unpopular at the moment, at least amongst the Amphitheatre folks. [face_laugh]
  24. Master_Jaina1011 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 20, 2002
    star 4
    *takes a bow* we try to be.

    oh really... I must see what Amph has to say. All I need is my computer back and I'll be set.
  25. mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic & New Movies Manager

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    Sep 10, 2005
    star 5
    I really have to many fics I'm working on but I can't resist Shakespeare for very long!

    Could I have 54 please?
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