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Characters ♡ The OTP & Pairing Thread ♡ | Challenge #13 Up: City Mouse, Country Mouse (11/27, #1257)

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Captain Rakkaus, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    @brodiew If you write Siriwan again, I'll definitely read it. Siri is by far my favorite romantic partner for Obi-Wan. Maybe because she was the first person I had ever seen him paired with or just because I really love her personality and how it contrasts but also complements Obi-Wan's in such interesting, dynamic ways.

    Thank you for the offer to help me with future Han/Leia ideas and scenarios. I really do love the community aspect around here where everyone is always so supportive and willing to offer suggestions. It really inspires my best work. That's a great tip about making Han and Leia find something small to argue over and then letting the argument fizzle into a moment of intimacy. That really fits my mental image of Han and Leia's relationship.

    I think it was what was done with Ben/Vestara in the EU Fate of the Jedi series, which is why they are really the only Jedi/Sith pairing that works for me, and maybe that is why I'm afraid I'll somehow mess up their dynamic that I love if I write about them. Ben and Jysella Horn could make an interesting pairing, and I could see them bonding over shared traumas in many ways. I'd definitely read Ben/Jysella Horn stuff from you if you end up writing any since really anything about Ben will make me sold.
     
  2. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    My two cents on attempting Ben/Vestara is tapping into Vestara's struggle to fight her Sith nature. How to her feelings for Ben conflict her Sith training and what she would she have to do to compensate for rigidity of that training.

    Conversely, as in the books, Ben would need to overcome his innate distrust of the Sith and his vision of them as inherently evil. I think this could make for some fun, as @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha likes to say, misunderstandings that do not have to have galaxy shattering consequences. My two cents.
     
  3. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    @brodiew Oh, yes, I like those ideas. Vestara's struggle against her Sith nature was a big part of why she was so fascinating to me in the Fate of the Jedi books, and Ben needing to overcome his innate distrust of the Sith makes that and their relationship all the more compelling. I really do need to write at least one story about them as a couple one day. There really is a story there. I just have to write it.
     
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  4. Cowgirl Jedi 1701

    Cowgirl Jedi 1701 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    3. Make Poldo canon! Though TBH, if they did, it would probably end up being FUBAR.
     
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  5. gizkaspice

    gizkaspice Jedi Master star 3

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    3. Which SW pairing do you wish had gotten more 'air time'? E.g., would you like to see even more fanfictions about?
    Rare pairings, hmmm.....Let's see...

    1) Huxma :p not romantic though, but more like BrOTP. Plus, there are some hints in the expanded material if you look for it, but...uh...don't do it.
    2) Poldo
    3) Poe + BB-8--Wait...pretty sure that's canon already :p
     
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  6. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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    1. Who are your top 2-3 pairings and why?
    Of course I am going to say Mara & Luke. I also like Corran and Mirax.

    2. What about them is easiest/hardest to write, as individual characters and also as a couple?
    I think the hardest thing to write would be them having a bad conflict because I don't want those two couples to have conflicts. Maybe they can have spat that result in a lot of makeup sex...but no divorce level conflicts. The easiest thing to write is the snark and teasing between the two.

    3. Which SW pairing do you wish had gotten more 'air time'? E.g., would you like to see even more fanfictions about?
    Hey, that could be a future OTP challenge as well. Rare pairings


    This is not a pairing but I would have liked to see Talon Karrde with a love interest. He is by far my favorite Star Wars character after Mara and Luke. I don't know why. I think it may be his personality reminds me of somebody I would get along with and like to work with. Unfortunately, having characters with spouses and kids complicates things. Writers usually don't give their characters such 'baggage' unless it fits into a particular story arc. So poor Talon, Aves, Chin are single men for the entire EU.

    Another person who I think should have found love is Jax Pavan. In the Coruscant Nights novels he did find love...off screen and when the new book came out we discover he is in a relationship...and she dies in chapter one. What the...?? Didn't the TV show Bones do that? Either that or I missed a season. You have them as friends and then next season she is suddenly pregnant and the audience learned that those two consummated their relationship between seasons. Sorry, back to Star Wars. Anyway, I wish Jax Pavan found a love that didn't die almost immediately.

    I hear a lot of people say Poe/Finn should get together. You know, to be honest those two guys have chemistry together and I can see a bromance forming. It doesn't have to be romantic...just a bromance. TLJ really dropped the ball on that. I think the writers may have wanted Rey and Finn together, but decided their chemistry wasn't good. So then they have to give Finn another romantic partner in Rose. Ack. None of them have any chemistry. I cringed when I heard, "You got a boyfriend? You got a cute boyfriend?" Ack! This is supposed to be a soldier. They wouldn't use the word 'cute' unless it was said sarcastically. I'm sure it all makes sense if you read the books. Unfortunately, I don't like having to do reading homework so I can understand a movie.

    Another character I like is Eli Vanto from the Thrawn novels. I don't know if he gets a romantic partner in the cartoons, but there is a little Chiss navigator female that has her eye on him in the books. I hope future novels touch on a possible romance.
     
  7. Captain Rakkaus

    Captain Rakkaus Jedi Knight star 1

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    Now onto something a little different for our next challenge:

    OTP Thread Challenge #13: City Mouse, Country Mouse

    Many of you probably know the eponymous fable, about the two mouse friends from completely different backgrounds and environments, and the challenges and changes they face while visiting each other's homes. As many of you probably know, couples very often have to do the same kind of adjusting in the course of getting to know each other, too.

    With that in mind, write a story where the two members of your couple visit each other's home turf, family, typical hangout, environment, etc., and face challenges and adjustments. Said challenges and adjustments can, of course, lead to increased understanding and the strengthening of bonds—or not. This can be the familiar "meet the folks" scenario, but it can equally well extend to any situation where the members of the couples come to an environment known to the other member but not to themselves. (And yes, it has to be both members of the couple visiting each other's environments, not just one of them visiting the other one's environment. That's part of the challenge. :D )

    Please note that this challenge is going to run for eight (8) weeks instead of the ten (10) used in previous challenges in this thread (just for experiment's sake for now, but it may become our regular timeframe if it works out well). The deadline for entries will be January 22, 2019. A two-week voting period will follow.

    Enjoy, and happy writing to all! :)

    Challenge Index:
    Widened Circles by WarmNyota_SweetAyesha (featuring Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade)
    Indoor/Outdoor Cat by gizkaspice (featuring General Hux and Captain Phasma)
    Two Worlds Colliding and Conjoining by devilinthedetails (featuring Ben Skywalker and Vestara Khai)
    "We Claim Our Own Landscape" by Mira_Jade (featuring Han Solo and Leia Organa)
    From Slavery to Aristocracy by Anedon and Adalia-Durron (featuring OCs Adrian Malek and Marie Firestone)
    Meet the Aliit by Raissa Baiard (featuring Kazuda “Kaz” Xiono and OC Wren Ordo)
     
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  8. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    This looks tempting. And whoever had the idea, whether it's you or somebody else, LUVVIT.
     
  9. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    @Ewok Poet is back! You vanished so suddenly.:D
     
  10. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    In order not to go OT, I talked about it in social. :)
     
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  11. gizkaspice

    gizkaspice Jedi Master star 3

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    This IS a very tempting challenge! What a cool idea! Think I'm gonna actually submit something for the first time; it's probably going to be horrible though (or not, I dunno) :p
     
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  12. Nehru_Amidala

    Nehru_Amidala JCC Game Winner star 6 VIP - Game Winner

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    I know how I am going to do this.


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  13. Anedon

    Anedon Jedi Master star 4

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    Had yesterday an idea for this while at work. Might get it written somewhen this month.
     
  14. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Game Host Who Loves Fanfics & RPGs star 7 VIP - Game Host

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  15. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    I have an idea for this, however I have so much going on with the roleplaying, that I am not sure if I will get around to addressing this.
     
  16. gizkaspice

    gizkaspice Jedi Master star 3

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  17. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    I am having computer issues.

    The lights are on, but if the monitor is any guide, nobody is home.
     
  18. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Game Host Who Loves Fanfics & RPGs star 7 VIP - Game Host

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    ACK! ACK! :(
     
  19. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    The first chapter of a Ben/Vestara story set in Legends continuity after Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse. I do intend to have the remaining chapters up by the deadline. If I fail, I will disqualify myself but at least be happy that I produced anything for Ben/Vestara, which I've never tried to write before so baby steps to success.

    Two Worlds Colliding and Conjoining

    I hope some people besides myself have a soft spot for Ben/Vestara:)

    Edit: I did manage to finish the story before the deadline. Yay[face_dancing]
     
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  20. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron Aussie WNU Moderator star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Can this be a joint story, almost like an RPG where two characters from different worlds meet and it gets complicated when the see how different they are yet are still attracted? By two authors?
     
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  21. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The Fanfic Manager With The Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    I am all too happy to have started a story for the challenge! Mine is also chaptered, with four parts in total if all goes right, and I have high hopes for finishing by the deadline. :D

    "We Claim Our Own Landscape" is part of my Song!verse, and features Han/Leia. [face_love]
     
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  22. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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    Answering as myself since on mobile. Yes, a collaboration of that sort would be perfectly fine. :)
     
  23. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron Aussie WNU Moderator star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    See that @Anedon !!! We're good!! Let's get started!
     
  24. Anedon

    Anedon Jedi Master star 4

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  25. Captain Rakkaus

    Captain Rakkaus Jedi Knight star 1

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    Thanks, everyone! I've updated the index—wow, five entries already, just like that! This is swell! :D