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A fun Challenge from your fanfic mods

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Herman Snerd, Sep 26, 2004.

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  1. Herman Snerd

    Herman Snerd Jedi Master star 6

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    While on IM, some of us fanfic mods came up with a new and fun way to torture some of you writers. Er, I meant to say we hatched an idea that might be fun if you're interested.


    We've decided to put out a sort of unique challenge idea. For anyone interested in taking part, you'll be required to write and submit to us half of a short story. Then after all of the submissions are in, we'll randomly redistribute those stories among everyone who is taking part so that the story can be completed.

    Nobody will have any voice in who gets their story nor in determining its outcome.

    Here are the criteria for taking part:

    1) You must submit an incomplete story.

    2) All stories are to take place within the timeframe of the Saga. Original characters can be used, but understand that someone else isn't likely to care as much about your OC as you do.

    3) The upper limit for submissions will be 5000 words.

    4) To take part, you must submit half of a story by October 10th.

    5) After October 10th, you'll be given someone else's intro and will be required to write the conclusion before the end of the month.

    6) Do not post your challenge submission here or in any of the forums. Send your submission via PM to one of the mods or, if you'd prefer to e-mail the story file, contact me (Herman) and I'll give you an e-mail address.



    I'm sure I'm leaving stuff out, so ask questions here.
     
  2. Mistress_Renata

    Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The Mod Room is not bunny-proofed, alas! ;)

    No colors, because it's not a contest, but it is definitely a challenge to writing ability. (DS, this is what happens when you miss a staff meeting! ;) )
     
  3. rhonderoo

    rhonderoo Former Head Admin star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    So, can this be any kind of story as long as its in the Saga and under 5000 words? For example, it can be a vignette/missing scene, ANH with Luke, etc., etc.... :confused:
     
  4. solojones

    solojones Winner, JCC Word Whiz star 10 VIP - Game Winner

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    Ooooh, this idea is almost irresistable. Despite the fact that taking on this challenge on top of other things makes me insane, I think I'm going to have to :p

    So yes, these can be any kind of story we want within those perameters?

    [hl=darkgreen]-sj loves kevin spacey[/hl]
     
  5. Herman Snerd

    Herman Snerd Jedi Master star 6

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    Yep, any kind of story you want as long as it's set in the Saga timeframe and is no more than 5000 words long.

    Of course you're expected to leave things open so that someone else can finish things up for you. Also, you have to be prepared to receive a story to finish that might be something you don't typically write.


    By limiting things to the Saga timeframe, we hope to maximize the amoung of people interested as well as limit the bloodbath to some EU characters that aren't liked by all. [face_mischief]
     
  6. rhonderoo

    rhonderoo Former Head Admin star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    :eek: What about the Saga/movie characters that aren't liked by all? [face_laugh]

     
  7. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    So no AUs, where we accidentally kill everyone from Wicket to Ackbar?
     
  8. spiritgurl

    spiritgurl Jedi Padawan star 4

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    :eek: NOOO! Not Ackbar! :p

    sg
     
  9. VadersMistress

    VadersMistress Jedi Knight star 6

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    Yeah, I like Ackbar. A little anyway. ;) Okay, okay, let me think about it. [face_thinking] I am so very tempted....
     
  10. VaderLVR64

    VaderLVR64 Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Oh cruel mods! Here I am with five baby gifts to finish making and you are tempting me with this evil plot to steal my sanity. Now, to start a story...

    What can I say, I can resist anything but temptation!
     
  11. Herman Snerd

    Herman Snerd Jedi Master star 6

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    Yield to temptation. It may not come your way again.
     
  12. GreatOne

    GreatOne Jedi Master star 4

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    *gives this idea some serious thought....* :D

    ohhh... can it be an AU set in the Saga era?
     
  13. JediNemesis

    JediNemesis Jedi Padawan star 4

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    This is a scarily good idea :D

    So we can start submitting now?
     
  14. Herman Snerd

    Herman Snerd Jedi Master star 6

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    So we can start submitting now?


    Any time you're ready. Just make sure the story is only half done. ;)

    As I said in the first post, do not post your story publicly (anonymity is going to be half the fun). Send the incomplete story to any of the fanfic mods in a PM or if you don't want to copy and paste, you can send it as a file to my e-mail addy. (PM me for the address)
     
  15. Rime

    Rime Jedi Master

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    Hey, this sounds like fun. For the half-story requirement, should it be seamless? As in, end your intro mid-sentence or something?
     
  16. flowerbee

    flowerbee Jedi Knight star 5

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    Ah no! Here I am, stuggling to finish my story, and you dangle this in front of me? Meanies!
     
  17. Dantana Skywalker

    Dantana Skywalker Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    DS, this is what happens when you miss a staff meeting!


    I have a perfectly valid excuse, in the form of Hurricane Jeanne. :p I'm getting, quite frankly, sick of these hurricanes.


    I think this is a fabulous idea. I'll have to see if I can come up with half a bunny that I'm not too attached to . . .


    EDIT: Florida gets tornados along with hurricanes, but I meant hurricanes. :p

    Dana
     
  18. red rose knight

    red rose knight Jedi Master star 4

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    DS, this is what happens when you miss a staff meeting!

    Yeah! We need someone to keep those two maniacs, Renata and Herman, in check. I step away from the computer for 5 minutes and they hatch a plot for world domination...er, I mean an interesting writing challenge. [face_mischief]

    Hopefully I can steal a little time from The Job That is Eating My Life? and join in.
     
  19. Herman Snerd

    Herman Snerd Jedi Master star 6

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    Yeah! We need someone to keep those two maniacs, Renata and Herman, in check. I step away from the computer for 5 minutes and they hatch a plot for world domination...er, I mean an interesting writing challenge.


    Renata has obviously been a bad influence on me. O:)
     
  20. CodeName_Targeter

    CodeName_Targeter Jedi Master star 5

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    Ooo... I'm tempted... must... avoid temptation...

    Ah, I need to work on my story...

    Hmm, I'll think about it, I'll probably end up giving into the temptation.

    :Targeter:
     
  21. Smuggler_Shidakis

    Smuggler_Shidakis Jedi Padawan star 4

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    That's an interesting idea... maybe I can get rid of one of my half-finished plot bunnies.
     
  22. dianethx

    dianethx Jedi Master star 6

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    The question was asked but not answered. Can it be AU in the Saga timeframe?
     
  23. red rose knight

    red rose knight Jedi Master star 4

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    It can be an AU as long as it is in the Saga Era. :)
     
  24. amidalachick

    amidalachick Jedi Master star 5

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    Mmmm...this sounds interesting! [face_thinking]

    I think I'll give it a try. :cool:
     
  25. Knight-Ander

    Knight-Ander Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Okay, I'll give it a shot. Just trying to figure out which incomplete story I want to sacrifice. :p ;)
     
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