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Challenge Autumn Bingo

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by devilinthedetails, Aug 31, 2020.

  1. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Force Ghost star 5

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    Autumn Bingo:

    Autumn is almost upon us, and what better way to welcome and celebrate the season than with a round of Autumn Bingo?

    How to play Autumn Bingo?
    1. Choose a row, column, or diagonal with five autumn words from the Bingo board.
    2. Write a story of at least 500 words for either the Star Wars or Non-Star Wars fandoms inspired or featuring the words from your chosen row, column, or diagonal.
    3. Post your story in the appropriate Star Wars or Non-Star Wars fanfiction board.
    4. Post a link to your story in this thread so others can read it.
    5. Finish one or more such stories, and you’ll be a Bingo Winner.
    6. Finish five or more such stories, and you’ll be upgraded to an Ultimate Bingo Champion.
    Autumn Bingo Board:

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    Nota Bene: Since I only realized after I posted it that I included the word "blustery" twice, competitors will have something of a free choice in being able to replace either "blustery" with "costume" or they may choose to keep both "blustery." Sorry for any confusion resulting from my error with the Bingo board.

    Autumn Bingo Rules and Guidelines:
    1. All stories written for the Autumn Bingo event must comply with the overall fanfiction rules and guidelines for this site.
    2. All stories written for the Autumn Bingo event should have at least 500 words.
    3. All stories written for the Autumn Bingo event should be inspired by a row, column, or diagonal from the Autumn Bingo Board.
    Autumn Bingo Dates:

    Autumn Bingo Begins: 6 September 2020

    Autumn Bingo Ends: 26 September 2020

    Nota Bene: I have decided that if anyone wants to post a story inspired by this challenge after the deadline, they can provide a link to it in this thread, and I'll add it to the index as an unofficial entry so people can still continue to write stories inspired by this challenge throughout the fall and can find those stories easily in one index.
     
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  2. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Force Ghost star 5

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    Bingo Winners:
    @devilinthedetails : Stitched Together Beneath a Harvest Moon (Harvest Moon + Cider+Quilt+Cobweb+Crisp); Fountain of Memory (Feast+Ghost+Reap+Spice+Apple); Fallen Leaves (Chill in the Air+Scarecrow+Changing Leaves+Pumpkin+Haystack); Autumn Feast (Harvest Moon+Chill in the Air+Feast+Chestnuts+Cornucopia)
    @Seldes_Katne: Battling Winter (Feast+Ghost+Reap+Spice+Apple); For Love of Mother Jungle (Harvest Moon+Chill in the Air+Feast+Chestnuts+Cornucopia)
    @Briannakin: Planes and Change (Quilt+ Changing Leaves+Reap+Sweater+Bounty)
    @JediMaster_Jen: Autumn Starlight (Chill in the Air+Scarecrow+Changing Leaves+ Pumpkin+Haystack)

    Ultimate Bingo Champions:

    @Kit' : Something wicked (Haystack+Crisp+Apple+Blustery+Festival) ; Sow the Wind (Feast+Ghost+Reap+Spice+Apple); Reap the whirlwind (Cornucopia+Orange+Bounty+Blustery+Festival); If you go down to the woods today
    (Cider+Scarecrow+Ghost+Thankful+ Orange); And I shall wear dawn (Quilt+Changing Leaves+Reap+Sweater+Bounty)

    Unofficial Entries:

    @AzureAngel2: The Inmost Light
    @brodiew: Ghostly Purpose
     
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  3. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Do we PM our selections or post them in thread?
     
  4. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Force Ghost star 5

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    Good question! You can just post your selections in this thread and in your story when you post the story. More than one author can use the same set of words, so no need to worry about duplicates:)

    For example, more than one person could write a story about Harvest Moon+Chill in the Air+Feasts+Chestnuts+Cornucopia.
     
  5. amidalachick

    amidalachick Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Oooh I really love this idea and I already can't wait to read the stories it inspires! [face_love] @devilinthedetails, you are so awesome for coming up with all of these fun, creative challenges! :)
     
  6. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 8

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  7. Anedon

    Anedon Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    So one question. If you want to do more than one, does it have to be seperate stories for each or would seperate chapters of the same story, each with its own 5 words, work as well?
     
  8. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    It would seem to me that separate stories would be necessary to Be in line with the bingo aspect. But I'm not the administrator. :)
     
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  9. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Force Ghost star 5

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    @amidalachick and @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Thank you so much![face_blush] I'm so glad that you love the idea. Autumn is my favorite season, so I couldn't resist celebrating some of my favorite parts of it with this Bingo challenge, and, like you, I'm really excited to see what stories these words can inspire!

    @Anedon Excellent question! I would like each story written for the challenge to be separate and independent in the sense that it would make sense if read by itself, but you could write a series or a sequel as long as each story can sort of stand alone so to speak.
     
  10. Anedon

    Anedon Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Okay, then I sadly won´t be able to participate in this one. Have decided not to start anything new until my Jacen story is finally finished.
    Thanks for answering tough :)
     
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  11. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Force Ghost star 5

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    @Anedon I understand. Good luck with your Jacen story:)
     
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  12. JediMaster_Jen

    JediMaster_Jen Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I absolutely love this idea! Will definitely be participating. :D
     
  13. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Force Ghost star 5

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    @JediMaster_Jen So glad that you love the idea and will be participating!:D
     
  14. Briannakin

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

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    This is the perfect thing I need to kick-start my muse after a summer of it being on vacation (it's been a butt). I love Autumn and writing autumnal fics!! Now if I can find the time to write, that would be nice!! (can 2020 just stop being a mess, please?).
     
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  15. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 8

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    Oh NO KIDDING! :rolleyes: Here's to all the good fics I'm gonna have to read LOL
     
  16. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Force Ghost star 5

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    I realized I messed up my Bingo board and included "blustery" twice:oops:, so if people prefer they can replace either "blustery" with "costume" or they can keep both "blustery" as "blustery." It'll be a bit of a free choice. Almost like a free space.

    @Briannakin Autumn is my favorite season, so I couldn't resist hosting a challenge to celebrate the season especially this year when we could probably all use something to cheer us up in these crazy times. The changing leaves and crisp air of autumn are always really inspiring for me as are all the awesome fall flavors and holidays.
     
  17. Kit'

    Kit' Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    As someone from the southern hemisphere, can I just say that although I'm keen for this challenge, I've never eaten or even seen chestnuts. I mean we don't really even have an autumn where I am. The leaves don't change or fall and it doesn't get cold (sub-tropics) but I'm still going to give this a go, but people will have to excuse any description that's a bit off.

    P.S: We have two seasons where I am. Sprinter and Sprummer. We are two days into Sprummer (Spring) and it's already topping 27C (80F). The only other way we can characterise our seasons is by weather (Wet/hot/storms, cold/dry/wind). Makes me very jealous when I watch American Christmas movies where it always snows at Christmas and everyone wears ridiculous jumpers.
     
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  18. Seldes_Katne

    Seldes_Katne Jedi Grand Master star 2

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    Excellent. I wondered what I was going to do with "copious" spare time now that the Fanfic Summer Olympics are over... [face_laugh]

    Autumn is also my favorite season (an entire corner of my office is devoted to Halloween all year 'round), so even if I don't manage to write something for this, I look forward to all the stories that will be posted for this.
     
  19. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Force Ghost star 5

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    @Kit' Definitely give it a go, and if it makes you feel any better, most of the time, it doesn't snow on Christmas where I live. The snow on Christmas seems to be a movie ideal that doesn't happen where I live, ha ha. [face_laugh]

    @Seldes_Katne That's so cool you have an entire corner of your office devoted to Halloween, and I hope that this challenge will inspire lots of excellent stories to read this fall:)
     
  20. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Force Ghost star 5

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    It's the 6th of September, and the challenge is officially open.

    Feel free to post links to your stories in this thread and to show which prompts you used to make Bingo.

    The challenge will be open for responses until the 26th of September. Good luck, everyone! :)
     
  21. Kit'

    Kit' Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Challenge réponse is up -

    Something wicked - starring Zallie from the various Family of Scoundrels OC fics and borrowing heavily from the witches and halloween tropes around the place.

    Started with An Apple a day keeps the witches away using the words - Haystack, Crisp, Apple, Blustery, Festival.
     
  22. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Force Ghost star 5

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  23. Kit'

    Kit' Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Because my muse likes new ideas and is trying desperately to avoid working on anything that requires effort I managed to get out chapter 2 of the story.

    Sow the wind

    Words - Feast, Ghost, Reap, Spice, Apple
     
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  24. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Force Ghost star 5

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    @Kit' I'm so impressed with how quickly you got two stories finished=D= The index is updated to reflect your latest achievement.

    Inspired by @Kit' I have completed my own second Autumn Bingo entry using the same words: Feast+Ghost+Reap+Spice+Apple.

    The story is a Zuko/Mai one set in the Avatar: The Last Airbender universe entitled Fountain of Memory.
     
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  25. Kit'

    Kit' Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Thanks @devilinthedetails. For someone who hasn't ever really experienced a real Autumn (because Autumn where I live is a one day event where it goes from hot to slightly less hot) I've just taken it as an opportunity to stick in as many things as I can from growing up on a diet of American halloween movies and books set in Europe. :D@};-