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Characters ♡ The OTP & Pairing Thread ♡ | NEW! Challenge #28: OTP Bingo! (1/15, p. 81, #2025)

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

  1. Captain Rakkaus

    Captain Rakkaus Jedi Master star 2

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    All righty, everyone, it’s VOTING TIME for Challenge #25: The OTP Thread Challenge of Challenges! Check out our eight (8) awesome votable story entries:

    The Beast and the Beauty by @Anedon (Eryl Besa and OC Francesco de Comte)
    All's Coming Along Nicely by @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha (OC Sevrina and Kyp Durron)
    The Story So Far by @Gabri_Jade (OCs Ronan and Nadira Jade)
    We Make Our Own Luck by @ViariSkywalker (Tahiri Veila and OC Demetrius Ulin)
    Us Time by @Starith (comic; Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala Skywalker)
    Things You Said in the Dark by @Tarsier (NSW: L&OOC; Jet and Malachi)
    A Red Disaster by @earlybird-obi-wan (OCs Tarko and Kaia)
    The Briar and the Rose by @Kit' (OCs Nicco D'ladame and Bryer Ducat)

    Alright To Keep It Light Now by amidalachick
    A Year in Birthdays by devilinthedetails

    Here's what to do: PM your vote to this sock by 11:59 pm PST on July 19 (two weeks from today).

    Here's what not to do: vote more than once, vote for yourself, vote using a sock as well as your normal account, vote for something that's not on this list or that is not votable, etc., etc. But you know that!

    Here's when the winner will be announced: on or about July 20 (barring all RL catastrophe).

    Happy reading and voting to all, and thanks so much for making our 25th challenge a success! :)
     
  2. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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    This argument surfaces over and over and over throughout the years. I agree that popular pairings often get more reads and votes. What I don't agree with is that we are voting for our friends and this is an author popularity contest. Over a decade ago I decided to prove it doesn't matter who wrote the story by creating a new sock and not telling anybody about it. I then wrote challenges under that new name. It became apparent that certain readers enjoyed reading about certain pairings. The same readers that liked my L/M stories commented on my sock's L/M stories. My sock even won a couple challenges despite the fact that nobody knew that my sock and Jedi_Lover were one-and-the-same.

    It is unfortunate that OC and relatively unknown SW characters are not read as much, but people read what they want to read. The only way to make this completely fair is to tell voters they can only vote if they read every submission. I don't think that is reasonable.

    I know how you feel. My Tantiss family series of stories weren't read by many people. I sometimes think only one or two people other than myself actually read the stories. Despite that fact I kept writing because I grew to love the characters. Some of my favorite stories that I wrote are the least popular. It is what it is.
     
  3. Nehru_Amidala

    Nehru_Amidala 1X Wacky Wednesday Winner star 7 VIP - Game Winner

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    This is still a sore spot for me, and I wish you had not quoted me. In fact, I hate it having to be brought up, and I am exhausted of trying to fit in with the in crowd.
     
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  4. Captain Rakkaus

    Captain Rakkaus Jedi Master star 2

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    First of all: let us indeed let bygones be bygones. This issue was already amply addressed by the mods and other users some time ago, and as the host of this thread I really think that should settle it. (And also, again, no one needs to feel pressured to "fit in with the crowd” if they don’t want to! If you do your own thing and are happy with it, that is a win right there!)

    And now, the main reason I came here: to let you all know that there is one (1) week left to vote in challenge #25, people! Get 'em in by July 19!
     
  5. Captain Rakkaus

    Captain Rakkaus Jedi Master star 2

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    And now we’re at the three (3)-day mark! Three days to get your votes in for OTP challenge #25! :D
     
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  6. Captain Rakkaus

    Captain Rakkaus Jedi Master star 2

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    And today is the last day to get votes in! Aaaalmost theeere! :cool:
     
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  7. Captain Rakkaus

    Captain Rakkaus Jedi Master star 2

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    Hello again, everyone! The votes are in, and I'm pleased to announce that the OTP Challenge of Challenges has a winner:


    Congratulations to Kit' on a wonderful winning story, and well done to all our fabulous contributors! What a superb bunch of stories we had—thank you all so much! =D=

    I'm in the process of evaluating possibilities for the next challenge; you can expect that to be up in early August.

    Thank you all once again for your wonderful work and for being a wonderful community! :)
     
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  8. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Fantastically Fiendish Fanfic Manager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Congratulations to @Kit' and a round of applause to all who participated in the challenge!=D=

    Thanks as well to @Captain Rakkaus who runs this challenge and keeps providing us all with lovely, romantic inspiration[face_love]
     
  9. ViariSkywalker

    ViariSkywalker Kessel Run Hostess Extraordinaire star 4 VIP - Game Host

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    Congratulations, @Kit'! =D= And great job to all the participants as well! [face_love]
     
  10. Gabri_Jade

    Gabri_Jade Fan Fiction Archive Editor Emeritus star 5 VIP

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    Congratulations, @Kit'! Always good to see such a wide variety of stories in response to a challenge :cool:
     
  11. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Chosen One star 6

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    Congratulations @Kit' Love your characters
     
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  12. Mira_Jade

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

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    Congratulations, @Kit, and a hearty round of applause to everyone who wrote such awesome stories for the challenge! You're all rockstars! =D= =D=
     
  13. Findswoman

    Findswoman The Fanfic Mod in Pink star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Yes, congratulations to @Kit' on your win—wonderful job and wonderful characters! =D= And what an amazing turnout by everyone who was part of this challenge. It was great to see so many fab stories! :)
     
  14. amidalachick

    amidalachick Force Ghost star 5

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    Congratulations @Kit'! =D=

    A big round of applause to all the participants, and many thanks to @Captain Rakkaus for all the work you put into these awesome challenges! =D=:)
     
  15. Kit'

    Kit' Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Oh wow! Thank you guys so much, I'm so happy my little OC pairing won :) I've had a pretty...uh...*interesting* last couple of weeks and a pretty ordinary Friday so to get a flurry of notifications (my Tapatalk has also been down - extra fun times!) was really lovely! Thank you :D YAY!

    I also want to add to the massive round of applause to all the participants. The quality of stories was amazing - everyone is super talented!

    Also thank you to @Captain Rakkaus for your amazing work organising this. You are a true legend and a treasure! :D :D
     
  16. Kahara

    Kahara Force Ghost star 4

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    Congrats, @Kit' on a fantastic story! [face_dancing] And kudos to all of the participants -- I enjoyed every single one of the entries and it was great to see so many. @};-
     
  17. Captain Rakkaus

    Captain Rakkaus Jedi Master star 2

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    Hey, everybody, time for a new challenge! I am pleased to present:

    OTP Challenge #26: The Double Date Challenge!

    Write a story featuring two (2) couples/OTPs interacting with each other! Despite the title of the challenge, it doesn't have to be a literal double date unless you'd like to be—you can feel to write about any situation or scenario, serious or humorous, in which two different couples (any two!) interact. (And of course it has to be TOS-friendly, as well, but you know that!)

    Stories will be due in a little over eight (8) weeks, on 11:59 PM (23:59) Pacific Time on Wednesday, September 28.

    Challenge Index
    Two Twins by earlybird-obi-wan (OCs Tarko Sanek and Kaia Raamar, OCs Rihan Shellan and Jasyna Raamar)
    A Dinner with Friends by Anedon (OCs Ulrika Grau and Elena Kyr, OCs Ilona Malek and Tobin Redan)
    Love Sifus and Ice Sculptures by devilinthedetails (NSW: ATLA; Suki and Sokka, Aang and Katara)
     
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  18. Nehru_Amidala

    Nehru_Amidala 1X Wacky Wednesday Winner star 7 VIP - Game Winner

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    Sign me up for this one! I have a few ideas for this one, and I can finally get around to writing a Kallus/Zeb story.
     
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  19. Mira Grau

    Mira Grau Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I’m thinking about at least one queer couple as well.
     
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  20. Kahara

    Kahara Force Ghost star 4

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    Going to see if I can work this prompt into a drabble set or short, it sounds so fun! Of course, no guarantee it'll happen but worth a try.
     
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  21. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Chosen One star 6

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    And here is the first chapter of two twins with my couples Tarko Sanek and Kaia Raamar, Rihan Shellan and Jasyna Raamar
     
  22. Captain Rakkaus

    Captain Rakkaus Jedi Master star 2

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    Wonderful! Our challenge’s very first entry—got it in the list now! :)
     
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  23. Captain Rakkaus

    Captain Rakkaus Jedi Master star 2

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    Me again—looks like we’re at the one-month mark, about halfway through our challenge. Stories are due September 28!
     
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  24. Captain Rakkaus

    Captain Rakkaus Jedi Master star 2

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    And now there are two (2) weeks left! Can’t wait to see what may come in! :)
     
  25. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Chosen One star 6

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    'Two twins' is completed
     
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