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Characters ♡ The OTP & Pairing Thread ♡ | NEW! OTP Challenge #20: It's a Date! (P. 67, #1671, 5/2)

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

  1. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron WNU Mod - Rebel At Heart. star 10 Staff Member Manager

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  2. Kit'

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

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  3. amidalachick

    amidalachick Jedi Grand Master star 5

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  4. Captain Rakkaus

    Captain Rakkaus Jedi Knight star 2

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    Aaaaaaand now... time for our next challenge! For this one, I’m reviving an OTP Thread classic...

    OTP Challenge #19: The Return of Romcom... In Space!

    Our original Romcom... In Space! challenge was devised by @Ewok Poet, the previous manager of this sock, and it was such a success that I thought, why not do it again? This one will function pretty much exactly the same way, with a few small differences:
    1. There are two columns below. Column A features plot points of the sort one sees in romantic (and other) comedies (note that several of these are borrowed from the original challenge—thank you again to Poet!). Column B features types of characters to include (e.g., younglings, parents, co-workers, etc.—which can be either OCs or ECs). Note this is a small difference from the original challenge, where both columns featured a mix of both plot points and characters.
    2. You will use a random number generator to throw two “ten-sided dice” (i.e., generate two random numbers from 1 to 10), which will give you a number from each column. For this, I strongly recommend Random.org over the default one your browser or Google is likely to give you. Also, since the boards don't have a “throw dice” feature anymore, meaning that we can’t see each other’s dice throws within our posts, please note that the honor system very much applies.
    3. Write a story incorporating both elements and the OTP of your choice. It can be humorous or serious or any combination of the two, and of any length.
    Stories are due by 11:59 PM (23:59) PST on Tuesday, April 13, which is the usual eight (8) weeks. (Again, that's the end of the day on April 13! ;) ) Voting will begin soon after that and will run for two (2) weeks.

    Some things it might help to know:
    • It is OK if more than one person ends up with one or more of the same elements.
    • If your combination really and truly isn’t working for you, you are welcome to throw the dice again for another combination (within reason, of course).
    • NSWFF is totally OK, the “In Space!” part of the title notwithstanding.
    • The TOS and the honor system both apply, as always.

    Column A
    1. Dare
    2. Misunderstood instructions
    3. Debilitating phobia
    4. Soul-gnawing secret
    5. Sudden awkward proposal
    6. Surprise announcement
    7. Word gets around...
    8. Disturbance in the Force (or equivalent in NSW fandoms)
    9. Awkward meeting
    10. Public confession

    Column B
    1. Ex(es)
    2. Parent(s)
    3. Youngling(s)
    4. Childhood friend(s)
    5. Pet(s)
    6. Neighbor(s)
    7. Boss(es) (however defined)
    8. Co-worker(s) (however defined)
    9. Sibling(s)
    10. Service employee(s) (shopkeepers, etc.)

    [face_dancing]Happy writing, everyone![face_dancing]

    Challenge Index
    The Big Date by Gabri_Jade (Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade Skywalker)
    An Awkward Addition to the Family by devilinthedetails (Vestara Khai and Ben Skywalker)
    Forces of Gravity by ViariSkywalker (Allana Djo Solo and OC Darth Festus)
    A Different Side of You by Raissa Baiard (Kazuda "Kaz" Xiono and OC Wren Ordo)
    Changes at the Praxeum by WarmNyota_SweetAyesha (Mara Jade and Luke Skywalker; Kyp Durron and OC Sevrina Bendal)
    Journey to the Pet Store (part of Snips and Snails and Bantha Tails) by Kit’ (OCs Del D’ladame and Kithera Rinani)
    So Few Things by Mira_Jade (Bly and Aayla Secura)
    A Dare on Dathomir by Anedon (OCs Titus Fenton and Daria Djo)
    Peaches by Amidalachick (NSWFF: Stranger Things, Billy Hargrove and Steve Harrington)
    I’m Not Ready by Adalia-Durron (Kyp Durron and OC Adalia Tehanis)
    Ipso Psycho by pronker (NSWFF: Justice League Dark/Constantine crossover, John and Zee)

    Out-of-Competition Entries
    Something There by Mira_Jade (Jaina Solo and Jagged Fel)
    The Captain, the H-Goater, and the Voorpak by Findswoman (Garazeb “Zeb” Orrelios and OC Shulma Trilasha Orrelios)
     
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  5. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Chosen One star 4

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    This looks like fun! :D Ok, the random generator has given me 9 and 4: “Awkward Meeting” and “Childhood Friends”’. I have an idea that might work....
     
  6. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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    Random.org gave me 3 and 9, both of which are way outside my area of expertise: "Debilitating phobia" and "Sibling(s)"! :eek: Will have to ponder a bit...! [face_thinking]

    EDIT: I guess it's also possible to switch the numbers and get "Awkward meeting" and "Youngling(s)." And yes, as sock host, I say it's fine to use your numbers in either order. :D
     
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  7. ViariSkywalker

    ViariSkywalker Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I got 1 and 1, which is "Dare" and "Ex(es)" [face_thinking] Hmm, we'll have to see if I can make that work. [face_mischief]
     
  8. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

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    Woohoo, I got Surprise Announcement (6) and pet(s). I can write something that brings in Chew Barka and Sneakers again [face_rofl]
     
  9. Bel505

    Bel505 Jedi Master star 2

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    Debilitating phobia and coworkers. With some ... liberal re-interpretation of what both of those mean, I have an idea that could work...
     
  10. Gabri_Jade

    Gabri_Jade Fan Fiction Archive Editor Emeritus star 5 VIP

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    "Word gets around" and "bosses." Hmm, I might have an idea for that. I guess we'll see how it goes [face_thinking]
     
  11. Kit'

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

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    Oh dear. I got 4 and 3

    Soul-gnawing secret and younglings...
     
  12. Anedon

    Anedon Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Hm 'Dare' and 'Younglings' that opens quite a few possibilities. [face_thinking]
     
  13. Gabri_Jade

    Gabri_Jade Fan Fiction Archive Editor Emeritus star 5 VIP

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    The muse cooperated, and I have posted. :) The Big Date, L/M.
     
  14. Captain Rakkaus

    Captain Rakkaus Jedi Knight star 2

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    Hooray for our first entry! Got it in the index. :)
     
  15. Mira_Jade

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

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    First off, I have to give a belated round of applause to our winners from the last challenge. That was such a wonderful crop of stories, so much so that I am not at all surprised by the three-way tie. ;) =D= [face_dancing]


    Then, this current challenge looks like so much fun! I can't wait to see what the muses inspire. (Especially as my own muse has yet to write a single word this year. Oi. :oops:) To that end, the random number generator gave me 8 and 8. So, there's no doubt about it: "co-workers" and "disturbance in the Force" it is. :p Hmmm . . .
     
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  16. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

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    CAN I JUST SQUEE! Yes I can! [face_love] Between this and brodiew's wonderfulicious High Republic ficlets, my ff cup is overflowing!
     
  17. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Been awhile since I tried to write a Ben/Vestara multi-chapter for one of these challenges, so that's what I'm doing this time around. So far, only a prologue is up, but I plan to have all the chapters up and the story finished by the deadline. If I don't I'll make my story a non-competitive entry instead:)

    An Awkward Addition to the Family
     
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  18. Captain Rakkaus

    Captain Rakkaus Jedi Knight star 2

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    And a second entry, hooray! :D Got it in the regular index for now; if at any point between now and the deadline you’d like me to move it to out-of-competition, just say the word.
     
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  19. ViariSkywalker

    ViariSkywalker Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Finished and posted!

    Forces of Gravity

    Pairing is Allana Djo Solo/Darth Festus (OC)... to the surprise of no one. ;)
     
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  20. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    @Captain Rakkaus Thank you! I will let you know if I need to move my entry to the out-of-competition category, but I'm optimistic I can get the story done in time if my muse continues to be kind to me (watch as I jinx myself with this comment[face_laugh]). Thank you for all you do in running these challenges that inspire so much great fic![:D]
     
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  21. Captain Rakkaus

    Captain Rakkaus Jedi Knight star 2

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    You are very welcome, devil! And thank you for being such a wonderful and enthusiastic participant and contributing to that great fic. You writer folks are the ones who really make these challenges great! [:D]

    And got it in the index! Thank you so much! What an amazing start we are off to, folks! [face_dancing]
     
  22. Kit'

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

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    So I got Soul-gnawing secret and younglings (which my brain keeps replacing with siblings, which is problematic) and I was wondering - does the secret need to be between the couple? Or can it be a secret they are both withholding from someone else?
     
  23. Captain Rakkaus

    Captain Rakkaus Jedi Knight star 2

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    Hi Kit’! It can be any or all of those—another possibility, of course, is a secret that one main character is keeping from others. However you choose to interpret the prompt, and whatever you need for the story! (Which basically is my answer to all questions about “does prompt X have to be about Y?” in this thread and all the threads I run! ;) )
     
  24. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    So...let me get this right: we talk all the time and you didn't tell me that you were doing a tribute to my challenge? OMG. [face_love][face_love][face_love]
     
  25. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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    I guess I wanted it to be a surprise! :D I also thought you might see the tag sooner, but yes, I did want to give credit where it was due. :)