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Challenge 2023 Fanfiction Summer Olympics

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by devilinthedetails , Mar 19, 2023.

  1. UltramassiveUbersue

    UltramassiveUbersue Jedi Knight star 3

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    The stadium is hushed in anticipation... and erupts with cheering as Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn enters the stadium and waves to the crowd. He approaches the bleachers where his padawan, Obi-Wan Kenobi, is seated in the front row between Master Yoda and Master Windu. He shrugs off his robe-- "Hold this for me, would you, Obi-Wan?"-- to reveal a tank top and running shorts, and takes off at a light jog around the stadium, blowing kisses at the crowd as they scream themselves hoarse and shower him with roses.

    A Twi'lek woman wearing a silkscreened t-shirt that says "Break Ur Vows 4 Me!" sprints onto the field and is tackled by security. As Qui-Gon passes by, he pauses to lay down one of his roses for her, and winks, causing her to faint.

    Master Yoda harrumphs. "Enjoying this attention too much, he is."

    Ten Reasons Why Qui-Gon Jinn Is Not On the Jedi Council

    He takes his place at the starting line for the first event: the 100 Word Sprint.

    "The Forbidden Texts"
     
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  2. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 8

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  3. Seldes_Katne

    Seldes_Katne Force Ghost star 3

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  4. ViariSkywalker

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  5. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Fiendish Fanfic & SWTV Manager, Interim Tech Admin star 6 Staff Member Administrator

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    It's the first day of the Summer Olympics, and already I'm behind on all the Olympic reading I want to do, but that is a wonderful problem to have[face_love]

    Excellent to see so many Summer Olympics stories posted already[face_dancing]

    I've added everyone's entries to the index on the first page, and I can't wait to get started reading them.

    As for me, I've started some of my Olympic entries as well:

    My Jocasta Nu Pentathlon: Budding Archivist

    My Caspian (Narnia) Pentathlon: Tales of Majesty and Stardust

    My Zuko and Piandao (Avatar: The Last Airbender) Pentathlon: The Way of the Sword

    Keep producing magnificent content faster than I can read it, everyone!;)

    You're all the best[:D]
     
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  6. UltramassiveUbersue

    UltramassiveUbersue Jedi Knight star 3

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  7. whiskers

    whiskers Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  8. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Chosen One star 10

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    At an announcement in Taiald, the delegation from Alderaan arrives. Breha and Bail march behind Princess Leia, their standard-bearer. DarthIshtar has hire Rieekan as security because it's a mortal sin not to have General Rieekan around.

    "Our delegation will be competing in the triathlon with Bail and Breha Organa and in the decathlon with a focus on our daughter and her twin brother," Queen Breha announces.

    Heavy the Head (Bail/Breha Triathlon) (https://boards.theforce.net/threads...athlon-for-the-summer-2023-olympics.50059244/) has one entry so far, named "Given in Love." It is a response to the AU Archery challenge.

    We Shall All Hang Separately, Luke and Leia's decathlon, has begun at https://boards.theforce.net/threads...-summer-2023-olympics.50059243/#post-58527772 with "Intensive Care." It represents the 100 Word Sprint.

    "Brigad," the Alderaanians say before taking their seats in the stands.
     
  9. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    The crowd is a little puzzled when a motley assortment of characters from two different 'verses make their entrance, carrying a banner that reads Song of Fate. Somewhere in the bleachers, a teary-eyed Chyntuck gives @Mira_Jade a big hug. "Thanks so much for letting me play in your sandbox! Ἀνάγκη meeting the Song!verse is everything I could have wished for."

    But there is no time for emotion, as Ayesha and Jesse step forward to compete in the 100 Word Sprint, Single Sentence Shot Put, 110 Word Hurdle and 400 Word Cross Country. Meanwhile, Quinlan Vos is reassuring a few of his teamates who are protesting that they are artists, not athletes.

    By the time the day's competition is over, the audience gave up on understanding what's going on. The speaker announces: "Let's hear it for decathletes Ayesha and Jesse! Score: Encounter (I)."

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    @devilinthedetails First of all, I want to second what Ubersue said above. You're definitely the best, and we're all very grateful for all the effort and passion you're putting in running this awesome challenge for us [:D] Second, to make your indexing easier, you can go ahead and insert the link above for my Quinlan Vos triathlon, the artists & artworks pentathlon and the Ayesha & Jesse decathlon, since they will all be posted in this thread. Similarly, feel free to copy-paste the link for In the Shade of the Wroshyr under the Wookiee tribe pentathlon as well. Thanks again and again and again! @};-
     
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  10. gizkaspice

    gizkaspice Force Ghost star 4

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    It has begun. The time of the Elves is over. The Age of the cat has come! (and my first adventure in the non-SW territory....) with.... Sauron: The Lord of the Cats Pentathlon

    Now all your Tolkien reading needs is about cats. :p

    And yes, @devilinthedetails is absolutely amazing and thank you for making this challenge possible! I have so many great entries to read on my list now!
     
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  11. Thumper09

    Thumper09 Force Ghost star 4

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    I've posted my thread for my SW Pentathlon about GFFA sports: Color Commentary . First entry is up.
     
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  12. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Fiendish Fanfic & SWTV Manager, Interim Tech Admin star 6 Staff Member Administrator

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    Thank you for the kind words, everybody, and for participating to make this one of the highlights of the fanfic year for me[:D]

    I have updated the competition index with links to everybody's stories!

    And I am delighted to see that my fanfic "to be read" list continues to expand in the best way[face_dancing]
     
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  13. Seldes_Katne

    Seldes_Katne Force Ghost star 3

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    I've started a Word file with the categories for the 2023 Favorites of Fanfic event (which I expect will run next year), and am adding various Olympics stories with links. This way next year I will have a list of fics for most of the categories.

    Of course, I'll still need to narrow it down... [face_thinking]
     
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  14. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Chosen One star 6

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    Poetry now in the 5th part of my decathlon special ops
     
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  15. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 8

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    On a readerly note, I'm enjoying the entries immensely.

    On the authorly side, I just posted the High Dive.
     
  16. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Fiendish Fanfic & SWTV Manager, Interim Tech Admin star 6 Staff Member Administrator

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    Great minds think alike in this regard because I definitely comb through Olympic and other challenge threads for inspiration come the Favorites of Fanfic Festival season:D
     
  17. UltramassiveUbersue

    UltramassiveUbersue Jedi Knight star 3

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    I concur; there's so much great reading in this challenge! I especially love the diverse genres that I see happening. :)


    As Qui-Gon approaches the finish line, two more fans wriggle past security and sprint shrieking onto the field on an intercept course. Obi-Wan uses the Force to halt them in time and holds them until security can bring in reinforcements, which turns out to be quite a while. While the next event is being set up, Qui-Gon chats up the captive fans and takes selfies with them.

    The second event is ready, and Qui-Gon takes his place on the court: Tennis Match.

    "Mediation"
     
  18. Seldes_Katne

    Seldes_Katne Force Ghost star 3

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    In which all were very busy: Prepping for Flight, my pentathlon featuring Melch and his relatives.
     
  19. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Chosen One star 10

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    Luke and Leia drag themselves into the stands to watch others having fun because man, 3x300 basketball was a little harrowing today. Leia chugs a bottle of water and calls her therapist while Luke pours his water over his head and flexes his artificial hand.

    We Shall All Hang Separately has been updated with Synergy, Toil, and Dauntless.
     
  20. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    Me three! I started my file sometime during the KR. I hardly read anything last year, so I didn't have many stories to nominate for the 2023 festival, but next year I expect to have the opposite problem. There is so much great writing on the boards and just not enough categories!
     
  21. UltramassiveUbersue

    UltramassiveUbersue Jedi Knight star 3

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    If you have some ideas for more categories for next year's Favourites of Fanfic Festival, you can post them in the thread here. :)
     
  22. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    I don't think we can add more categories to the festival without becoming exceedingly specific (e.g. "favourite story featuring a cat" :p ) and quite frankly I feel that adding more categories would make the list rather unwieldy, but I know that fitting all the amazing stories I read in the number of available slots is going to be painful. I mean, I could fill them all with this challenge alone, and we aren't even a week in!
     
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  23. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 8

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    If there isn't something like this already, maybe a category that isn't named per se but encompasses those stories that the reader considers most unique/unusual or that they cannot stop thinking about and they give the reason(s) why. And for those spill over stories that you wish you could nominate for a specific category, I always liked the Best Response to a Challenge.
     
  24. Findswoman

    Findswoman Fanfic and Pancakes and Waffles Mod (in Pink) star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Just a quick and friendly reminder to please keep the Olympics thread on topic, folks. :) Any and all suggestions and discussion concerning the next Festival of Favorites should go in the previous festival thread, as linked by @UltramassiveUbersue above (thank you for that, Ubersue). Thanks for understanding! :cool:
     
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  25. UltramassiveUbersue

    UltramassiveUbersue Jedi Knight star 3

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