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Characters ♡ The OTP & Pairing Thread ♡ | OTP Challenge #22 Voting Up! (P. 73, #1804, 11/24)

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

  1. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Anakin Solo/Tahiri Veila.
    Zayne Carrick/Jarael
    Obi-Wan/Siri Tachi
    Zare/Merei.
    Jaina/Jag.
    Jacen/Tenel Ka

    If romance happens, it happens.
    If it doesn't, it doesn't.

    I'm game with whatever I find interesting.
    Those couples, other couples. The OT era onwards. Time travel, re-dos of ROTS. 1 shots, Epics,
    Whatever.
     
  2. divapilot

    divapilot Force Ghost star 4

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    Did we ever get that promised challenge?

    Cuz I have sooooooo much free time these days.....grrrrrrr
     
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  3. Goodwood

    Goodwood Jedi Master star 5

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    Hahaha, someone is bored! [face_rofl]
     
  4. divapilot

    divapilot Force Ghost star 4

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    Lol actually I'm looking for a distraction between my course I'm taking and my 9 hr a day plus weekends job. Plus I'm curious as to what kind of challenge this thread might generate.
     
  5. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    I am starting to consider the idea of doing early fic for my pairing, so might partake in a challenge.

    Are non-SW pairings excluded from this thread?
     
  6. Goodwood

    Goodwood Jedi Master star 5

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    I guess there could be a challenge involving a possible "Dear John" letter...
     
  7. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    Don't those generally involve the ending of a pairing?
     
  8. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    One member of the OTP was forced to end it but the other member says no and goes after the first member.
     
  9. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    Ah-ha.

    A bit more of a robust response in the GFFA, than what I have seen on British tv. Some of our own series, plus, at least one instance in Sex in the City, the recipient of the Dear John basically moaned to his/her friends at the callous delivery of the message.

    Cheers, Force Smuggler.
     
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  10. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Some Kimberly/Tommy Power Rangers fan-fiction do it. Kim was forced to write a Dear John letter by someone in Florida and then Tommy goes there and figures out what happened. Sometimes it took longer for that to happen but I've seen some good ones.
     
  11. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    I have initiated a story for my pairing, in response to a challenge entry elsewhere.
     
  12. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    The main OTP that I write is Ben Skywalker/Seha Dorvald, with Luke/Mara and Kanan/Hera being most excellent and Jacen/Tenel Ka and Anakin/Tahiri of course being absolute necessities. Jaina's pairing I vary based on the story but I usually do Jaina/Jag and in my newest fic I've got Jaina/OC.

    And with VII I think I'll most likely be a rabid Finn/Rey 'shipper, for sure.
     
  13. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    Err, you know that before we even know in what way they are or are not related?
     
  14. JadeLotus

    JadeLotus Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'm on the Rey/Finn train already as well just based on Daisy and John. They call each other "peanut," how cute is that?

    I'm not going to go all in of course until we find out they're not related (which is probably why Revan said "most likely" and not "definitely").
     
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  15. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    I have trouble connecting actors to the characters they play, I guess. And trouble caring what people whom I don't know in person say to each other, how they look like in public etc.

    I can do it the other way round, though, without any problem - a character inspired by somebody I know well enough (as in, not from seeing their poses in pictures and assuming what they're like with the person they smiled to); so I guess it comes down to deduction and induction. :)
     
  16. JadeLotus

    JadeLotus Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    See, I'm the opposite, I'm often inspired by the actors for the characters they play, which is why I tend to always faceclaim/fancast my OCs. I find it more comfortable *because* I don't know them, there's distance there that I can project characters onto. (To be clear, I'm not talking about real person shipping, which is creepy and gross).

    People I know in real life? No way, too close to home, I find it uncomfortable and it interferes with the writing process.
     
  17. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    I can totally see where your logic comes from. I guess my POV may be slightly less common because I was saying things about somebody who is nowadays a small scale celebrity (lead singer in a relatively popular indie all-girl-band) and she saw those things, then proceeded to harass me for two years.

    With people I know, I can mix-and-match and not directly do anything like "I hate uncle Rob, so he'll be a baby molester in my story". I assume that adds a new dimension here, as in, I don't transfer RL people to stories word for word.
     
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  18. SiouxFan

    SiouxFan Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm trying to get into Kanan/Hera, but he's just too angsty. He's what, 30? I think I surprise no one by saying Jacen/Tenel Ka are my OTP. Loved Luke/Mara in all of Zahn's books, but everyone else seems to screw them up.
     
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  19. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    Can anyone recommend a "young love" or "initial steps" fic on here that I can take a look at?

    I think I'm about to do Yavinelf and Isard's first moments alone, and I need data.
     
  20. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    My Ewoks ones have that as a subplot.

    Also, K'Tai qel Letta-Tanku is a master at handling this in a subtle, realistic way. :)
     
  21. Captain Rakkaus

    Captain Rakkaus Jedi Master star 2

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    Challenge Time!! - Challenge #1

    Your first challenge is something a little atypical - write your OTP (or one of them) having an argument, a disagreement, facing a challenge, or encountering a rough patch in their relationship. However, they do not solve the problem in the end. How does this affect them individually? How does it affect them together? How do they feel? What do they try to do for damage control? Do they stay together or fall apart? All important questions!

    The challenge will close in 10 weeks (January 31, 2016), then voting will begin and last 2 weeks. Once you finish your story, please post a link in here so it can be entered into voting. :)
    If you need any clarification, feel free to ask!

    Good luck!
     
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  22. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    Captain Rakkaus Can entries for the challenge be a chapter of an on-going fic, or would you rather we keep it to standalone works?
     
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  23. Captain Rakkaus

    Captain Rakkaus Jedi Master star 2

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    Chapters of on-going fics are fine, just please provide a link here and a little notice at the top of the chapter, if possible. :)
     
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  24. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    I have already initiated a fic to take my pair beyond the one or two existing pieces that they already have to their name.

    Though in my equivalent of head canon, Ysanne and Yav's relationship can stand the test of time, I don't really want to explore it, so I won't be partaking in this challenge.
     
  25. Admiral Volshe

    Admiral Volshe Chosen One star 10

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    I'd like to clarify (though I am on mobile at the moment), that the unsolved issues do not have to remain unsolved forever. In case that wasn't clarified enough by the other post. :)

    EDIT: Further clarification, the issue can be internal, external, or a conflict between the two.
     
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