Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Captain Rakkaus, Oct 5, 2015.
Well done @Mira_Jade and @Raissa Baiard !!
Congratulations to the winners!
Oh wow! That was honestly the last thing I expected when I logged on this morning, and I'm beyond flattered and touched. Congratulations too, @Raissa Baiard and everyone else who wrote such wonderful stories for the challenge! It made for some mighty fine reading.
Very well-deserved wins here! Congratulations to @Mira_Jade and @Raissa Baiard on some jobs beautifully done. And well done by all who participated! What a great crop of stories we had, and what a community we have!
All righty, everybody! It gives me immense pleasure to announce our next challenge:
OTP Challenge #17: Our Song
So many couples have that one song that's “their” song—whether it's the one they first danced to, one that makes them think of each other, or even just one they both happen to like a lot. Likewise, many writers of romance have songs—even entire playlists—that remind them of their OTPs. Here's your chance to let those songs inspire stories!
In this challenge, here's what you'll do:
(1) Choose a song that in some way reminds you of your OTP. Yes, the choice of song is completely up to you—no numbered lists this time!
It can be any song, from any era, in any style or musical genre, etc., as long as it's TOS-friendly.
It's OK for more than one writer to use the same song, though there's such variety out there in writers, OTPs, and styles that I doubt that will happen!
(2) Write a story inspired by that song. And by "inspired" I mean pretty much anything. You can write a straight-up songfic, or borrow/use/explore the imagery or themes of the song, or even include an in-universe performance of the song or a GFFA equivalent thereof. The sky's the limit!
Please do specify the song when you post your story. You are also encouraged to share lyrics, a video, or both, but it's not an absolute requirement.
As usual, you'll have eight (8) weeks, and stories will be due on November 18.
Challenge Index: In Competition
Manhunt by Anedon and Adalia-Durron (OCs Adrian Malek and Marie Firestone)
Song: “Manhunt” by Karen Kamon (from Flashdance)
You Decorated My Life by WarmNyota_SweetAyesha (Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade)
Song: “You Decorated My Life” by Kenny Rogers
Battle Scars and Bloodstone by Adalia-Durron (Kyp Durron and OC Adalia Tehannis)
Songs: “Battle Scars” and “Bloodstone” by Guy Sebastian
Seeds of Love Growing in Dark Soil by devilinthedetails (Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala)
Song: “The Rose” by Bette Midler
How I Met Your Mother by Kit’ (Kithera Rinani and Del D’ladame)
Songs: “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, and “To Love Someone” by Ben Abraham
Dance Me to the End of Love by Briannakin (West Wing, OCs Marc Lyman and Leo Lyman)
Song: “Dance Me to the End of Love” by Leonard Cohen
High Hopes by Bel505 (Mara Jade and Luke Skywalker)
Song: “High Hopes” by Pink Floyd
Roll Down the Window and Let the Wind Blow by amidalachick (Stranger Things, Steve Harrington and Billy Hargrove)
Song: “Thunder Road” by Bruce Springsteen
I’m a Believer by Raissa Baiard (Kazuda “Kaz” Xiono and OC Wren Ordo
Song: “I’m a Believer” by the Monkees
Non-Competitive Entries Index
Simply the Best by Briannakin (Schitt's Creek, David Rose and Patrick Brewer)
Song: “The Best” by Tina Turner
Long, Lonely Time by Findswoman (Garazeb “Zeb” Orrelios and OC Shulma Trilasha Orrelios)
Song: “Unchained Melody” by the Righteous Brothers
SQUEEAGE! SQUEEAGE! So many "standards" are mush fuel especially for me!
Hmm, this looks very interesting!
I may just have an idea or two for this myself. There’s a certain song that I’ve considered very Zebma for a while, now...
Okay, now which one do I use? San’s theme song from Mononoke Hime or And Forever from Big O?
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So excited for this challenge! Sounds delightful
I’ve got three songs for this challenge. Are we allowed to use more than one for our entry?
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Sure, it's fine to use more than one song / have the story be inspired by more than one song, but if possible, it would help for one of them to be chosen as the "main" one (because it's going to be difficult for me to list more than one song per entry in the index).
So just posted mine and @Adalia-Durron collaborated entry into this challenge: Manhunt based on the Song of the same Name from the Musical Flashdance.
Wow! You guys are fast! But, I'm glad to already have a wonderfully written story for the challenge to enjoy.
And, speaking of, what a wonderful challenge this is! I'm that nerd who normally has a playlist lined up for every story I write, so this challenge just speaks to me! Now, the question is how do I ever choose which song and pairing to write for? Decisions, decisions . . .
Excellent! An entry already! Got it in the index above. Can't wait to see what this will generate!
Hope nobody minds if I use the Japanese version of Nobody Knows Your Heart. The original just sounds better.
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Using "You Decorated My Life" -- Luke/Mara is the pairing.
Just plain yumsy!
And another! Got it in the index.
I've done with @Anedon, can I do this alone?
Yes, I think that's fine, since the collaboration can be said to count as a different enough "author" than the individually written story.
Re: the last challenge
Congratulations @Mira_Jade and @Raissa Baiard! And my sincere appreciation to all the other writers too, this was a fantastic bunch of fics and I enjoyed reading them very much!
Battle Scars and Bloodstone. is up. My single entry.
Excellent, got it in! Wow, we're up to three entries already--pretty good with three weeks left to go!
Keeripes! I guess I should start the brainwheels turning, then! It will be easier once the current chapter is out of the way, though...
Just for fun, alongside the current competitive OTP challenge, our stalwart and awesome @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha has proposed the following new noncompetitive challenge:
So, this challenge is dedicated to the couples in SW—from EU, films, TV, or anywhere else—that you wish could have had a better, happier ending. No better folks to give it to them than you, my awesome OTP-writing peeps!
And here's the cool thing! Because I know so many folks have written awesome stories of this type already, I'm going to allow you to add them to this index retroactively, if you so choose! So, if you already have a posted story that is of this sort, let me know here, and I'll put it right in. (And yes, earlier challenge entries—from any challenges—are welcome, too!)
As with all noncompetitive challenges in this thread, this one is always open, and there is no deadline. Feel free to enjoy and indulge whenever you want!
Homecoming (chapter 6 of Redemption) by Anedon (Jacen Solo and Tenel Ka Djo)
Together Again by devilinthedetails (Shmi Skywalker Lars and Cliegg Lars)