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Characters ♡ The OTP & Pairing Thread ♡ | NEW! OTP Challenge #22: Our Song + Plot Point (P. 71, #1754, 9/28)

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

  1. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Chosen One star 4

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    Question for @Captain Rakkaus and/or @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha : does it have to be letters exchanged between the couple, or can they be letters written by one member of the couple to the other, who can’t receive them for some reason?
     
  2. Captain Rakkaus

    Captain Rakkaus Jedi Master star 2

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    For my own part, I'm pretty much fine with treating the rules of this challenge as guidelines à la Captain Barbossa—in other words, I would have no objection. But I'll let @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha address this in earnest as the original proposer of the challenge. :)
     
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  3. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha 2 Truths 1 Lie Host star 8 VIP - Game Host

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    @Captain Rakkaus and @Raissa Baiard -- a great question. My original intent was to have an exchange between the couple themselves, but it could certainly be broadened to also include: an exchange between one member of the pairing to his/her friend/family member about the relationship or message(s) that never arrive and the outcome of that if desired-- which can lead to all kinds of mush and humor. :D
     
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  4. Mira_Jade

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

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    Ooh! I have another question for @Captain Rakkaus and/or @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha - I am all for treating the prompt as guidelines more than a hard and fast rule, but I want to make sure I don't stray too far from the challenge here. :p Instead of written letters/messages, would it be okay if those messages were recordings, à la comm messages traded back and forth? [face_thinking]

    I had an idea hit me that I just may give a whirl, if so. You know, after I finish the WIP I started for the last round of this challenge, and all. [face_blush] 8-}

    Thanks! [:D]
     
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  5. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha 2 Truths 1 Lie Host star 8 VIP - Game Host

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    SQUEE! Out. Loud. @Mira_Jade -- recorded messages are perfectly fine. :D Eagerly awaiting what you submit! [face_dancing] [:D]
     
  6. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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    I just finished an extremely belated and ad-hoc entry for challenge no. 12, The Landscape of Love, using my "beach" prompt and featuring Jyn and Cassian (but not just) at the very end of Rogue One:

    Gem of My Beaches
     
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  7. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I'm not sure this is exactly to the letter (HA!) of the challenge - it's fairly short, but it was just too good not to post. And it's Star Wars (WHAAAAAAT?). Pan and Teilo are back in Show You Off.
     
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  8. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha 2 Truths 1 Lie Host star 8 VIP - Game Host

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    I wanted to share my rough outline for the Love Letters OTP challenge so that anyone who's stuck or wonders what the context could involve, her letter is to a family member when the couple are apart, not together, but her feelings continue; his are to her during their time apart but he never sends it. It's in 2 parts. They do eventually get back together and in the second part they discuss the letters and the motives behind writing them. MUSHY! LOL

    As you can see, the context doesn't even have to be strictly fixed in time or the same for each person. @};-
     
  9. gizkaspice

    gizkaspice Jedi Master star 4

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    Question for @Captain Rakkaus : do the letters/messages have to absolutely be romantic in nature?
     
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  10. Captain Rakkaus

    Captain Rakkaus Jedi Master star 2

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    Thanks for asking. I would say that, since this is specifically the OTP thread, it’s best if there is at least some romantic element involved. In contrast, however, romance is not an absolute requirement in the MMM thread challenges, which encompass friendship/platonic/familial mush in addition to the romantic.

    Also, the index has been updated with @Briannakin’s story! Wonderful to see a story in already. :)
     
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  11. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Chosen One star 4

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  12. Captain Rakkaus

    Captain Rakkaus Jedi Master star 2

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    Woohoo! And another comes in! Got it in the index—thanks so much! :D
     
  13. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

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  14. Captain Rakkaus

    Captain Rakkaus Jedi Master star 2

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    And another—got it in! Three entries so far, this is great! :D
     
  15. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Force Ghost star 5

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  16. Captain Rakkaus

    Captain Rakkaus Jedi Master star 2

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    Wonderful! Got it in the index—up to four now! :D
     
  17. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha 2 Truths 1 Lie Host star 8 VIP - Game Host

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    I finished my "Letters" entry. [face_love] :)
     
  18. Captain Rakkaus

    Captain Rakkaus Jedi Master star 2

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    OHWHATAGOOSEIAM! :oops: What with this whole coronavirus business completely upending life as we know it, I completely forgot that last Sunday, April 5, was the deadline for OTP Challenge #14: Love Letter Exchange! D'oh and many apologies. So I guess it's now VOTING TIME!

    Here are our four (4) excellent entries:
    Show You Off by Briannakin (featuring OCs Prince Pan and Teilo Kunsa)
    Letters Across Hyperspace by Raissa Baiard (featuring Sabine Wren and Ezra Bridger)
    Letters Showing How We Really Feel by WarmNyota_SweetAyesha (NSWFF: Star Trek, featuring Nyota and Spock)
    Messages from a Mos Espa Love Story by devilinthedetails (featuring Shmi Skywalker and Cliegg Lars)

    Here's what to do: PM your vote to this sock by 11:59 pm PST on April 22. (So you'll have two weeks to read and vote.)

    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.

    Here's when the winner will be announced: on or about April 23 or 24 (barring all RL catastrophe). If I can get my brains in a little better order this time around, the next challenge should go up very soon thereafter!

    Happy reading and voting! :)
     
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  19. Captain Rakkaus

    Captain Rakkaus Jedi Master star 2

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    Aaaaand now it's time for OHWHATAGOOSEIAM, Part Deux! :oops: :oops: :oops: The voting deadline of April 22 flew right be me, so here I am on the 25th to announce that the votes are in for OTP Challenge #14: Love Letter Exchange, and our winner is:

    Messages from a Mos Espa Love Story by @devilinthedetails

    Congratulations to devil and very well done by all who took part! A wonderful showing all around! =D=

    The next challenge is ready to go and should be posted in the next day or so, and with this one I shall really do my best to be on top of things; I really apologize for all the schedule tardiness that happened in this one. But I'm always interested in hearing your suggestions for future challenges, so don't be shy--go ahead and PM your ideas to this sock! :)
     
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  20. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha 2 Truths 1 Lie Host star 8 VIP - Game Host

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    Congratulations!!! So well deserved; all the entries were wonderful. =D=
     
  21. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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  22. TheRynJedi

    TheRynJedi Jedi Knight star 3

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    I've had to start setting alarms on my phone to keep track of stuff because I don't know what day it is any more...

    Sent from my Pixel 3a using Tapatalk
     
  23. Mira_Jade

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

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    Oh my goodness but this last challenge seemed to fly by! I can't believe we have a winner already. 8-} Well done, @devilinthedetails, and everyone else who participated! You all contributed awesome answers to the prompt, and, as always I can't wait to see what's next! [face_dancing] [face_love] =D=
     
  24. JadeSphera

    JadeSphera Jedi Knight star 1

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  25. Kahara

    Kahara Force Ghost star 4

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