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Challenge ~ Dear Diary Challenge 2010 ~ And the winner is...

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  1. Diary_Challenge_Sock

    Diary_Challenge_Sock Jedi Master star 2

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    This challenge was created in 2007 by the_wandering_shadow. It was/is such great fun, that it should be done again. Now under a sock to ward of DRL, so if something happens to your current host Ceillean the thread will go on anyway.:D

    Teh Rulez:

    1)
    You have to keep the diary of a character for a whole year. It does not matter if it's canon cast or OC, AU, whatever. Write the diary of a droid, surprise us all. There was a diary of Yoda's Lightsabre last year. Nothing's impossible!:D

    2)
    You have to update a least twice a month. You can update as often as you want. Just remember you need to have enough story left for the rest of the year.;)

    3)
    The length of the updates does not matter. Write a paragraph, write pages, do what you want. Just do it.

    4)
    I'm the keeper of the documents, meaning the Indexer. If you fail to update for a month, I'll send you a reminder and give you another week to update. This means seven days from the missed month update, not seven days from the date of the PM. For example, if your diary was last updated on March 3, and you haven't updated in 31 days - April 3 (NOTE: the number of days is subject to the number days in a given month, so if you last updated in February, it would be 28 days +7), you would have until April 10 to update, regardless if I failed to PM you until the fifth of April. If you fail to update after the extended 7 days, you're out. NO Exceptions! If you want to do NaNo next year, keep that in mind. Do some updates up in front, you'll be amazed how little time to write you might have.

    5)
    Make my life easy, will you? PM me when you update your diaries. [face_batting]

    6)
    No posting (and writing) until 1.1.2010[face_shame_on_you]
    Think and talk as much as you want though.

    7)
    There will be a mini-challenge each month. I will give you a theme or topic to integrate into the diary. It is NOT obligatory, just something to get your imagination running.

    8)
    If you failed to update for a month three times, the next time you don't update for a month, the diary will automatically drop out of the challenge. It does not matter if that three times are in a row or scattered across the year.

    9)
    Voting for the winner will be in the first two weeks of January. Everybody may vote, so invite your readers to do so, and everybody you know.


    If there's any questions left, tell me or pm me.
    I hope we'll have a great time together. :D


    Old Challenge Threads:
    Dear Diary Challenge 2007
    Dear Diary Challenge 2008

    Dear Diary Challenge 2009
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2018
  2. Diary_Challenge_Sock

    Diary_Challenge_Sock Jedi Master star 2

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    Oct 23, 2007
    The 2010 Index

    The Winner: Cherished Moments - Then, Now, and Always by WarmNyota_SweetAyesha


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    The index will be sorted by era and title. The colour coding is as follows:

    Green = within the updating schedule
    Orange = 14 days without an update.
    Red = one month without update, you have 7 days to update, or you're out



    Before

    Second diary of Kaagi Adi by earlybird-obi-wan, COMPLETED 12/16


    Saga

    Ardy's Log [Story deleted by author] by QueenArdnassak, COMPLETED: 12/28

    Observations they are by earlybird-obi-wan, COMPLETED 12/16

    The Last of the Old by Corellian_Ale, COMPLETED 01/02/2011

    While I Wait by Takianna, COMPLETED: 12/30


    Beyond

    Beginnings by Ceillean,COMPLETED 9/12/12

    Healer's Adventures by earlybird-obi-wan, COMPLETED 12/16


    NSWFF

    [Star Trek 2009] Cherished Moments - Then, Now, and Always by WarmNyota_SweetAyesha, COMPLETED: 12/13



    Out of Competition

    The Musings of a Smuggler and Information Broker by Lane_Winree, last updated: 7/13

    The Dark Path by moosemousse, last updated: 08/29

    What I Did On My School Vacation: A Ben Skywalker Diary by divapilot, last updated 1/1/2011


    Mini-Challenges:


    January: An unexpected call.
    February: Snow
    March: Anchors
    April: Resignation
    May: Tabula Rasa
    June: n/a
    July:n/a
    August: n/a
    September: Bad Weather
    October: Halloween
    November: something to be thankful for
    December:



    Dead Diaries :(

    Anima, Anonymous by ElvisTheCat, last updated: 1/1

    Lucee's World by writing_ivy, last updated: 1/3

    The Eight in Space by Darkness_Himself, last updated: 1/7

    [Star Trek 2009] Like a Dream by Ceillean, last updated: 1/9

    When it Rains, It Pours by Jinngerbread, last updated: 1/10

    In Silent Moments by Jinngerbread, last updated 1/13

    Another One for the History Holos by KotORBF2Female_Revan, last updated: 1/15

    Mauled in Half by RX_Sith, last updated: 1/22

    Wild Child by CPL_Macja, last updated: 1/27

    Divided Loyalties by CPL_Macja, last updated: 1/26

    The Best I Can Be by LittleMissNightsaber, last updated: 1/30

    Reconnection by KotORBF2Female_Revan, last updated: 2/5

    My Heart Has Come Home by dancing_star, last updated 2/27

    Hello Sanity by Commander-DWH, last updated 3/11

    Passing for a Politician; or, the Crook, the Wook, and Me: A Memoir in Three Parts by Lady_Tahiri, last updated 3/13

    Musings of Master Yoda These Are... by KELIA, last updated 3/29

    My Therapist Made Me Do It by CelseteAntola, last updated 4/16

    Ruminations of a Force Ghost by VaderLVR64, last updated 4/17

    More Rummaging Through Tool Kits by MiralukaJedi, last updated 4/21

    Droid Discoveries by hyperspace_police, last updated 5/4

    Desert Delusions by hyperspace_police, last updated 5/4

    Conversion by MsLanna, last updated 7/25

    That's Master to You by NYCitygurl, last updated 7/27

    Frontiersman by Exeter, last updated 8/4
     
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  3. Diary_Challenge_Sock

    Diary_Challenge_Sock Jedi Master star 2

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    Oct 23, 2007
    The 2009 Index

    The winner: Dear Tam by DarthBreezy


    The index will be sorted by era and title. The colour coding is as follows:

    Green = within the updating schedule
    Orange = 14 days without an update.
    Red = one month without update, you have 7 days to update, or you're out


    Before

    COMPLETED 12/19: Diary of Kaagi Adin, by earlybird-obi-wan

    COMPLETED 12/19: Diary this is, by earlybird-obi-wan

    COMPLETED 12/20: Miscellaneous, by Jinngerbread

    COMPLETED 12/22: The Diary of a Jedi Archivist, by moosemousse


    Saga

    COMPLETED 12/26: A Year in the Dustbowl, by MiralukaJedi

    COMPLETED 12/31: Army of One Man?, by Corellian_Ale

    Captain's Log, by hyperspace_police, last updated: 12/29

    COMPLETED12/19: Diary of Timo Herefa, by earlybird-obi-wan

    Heart of the Innocent, OC, young boy by Jaidyn_Knightfall, last updated: 12/26

    COMPLETED 12/17: I Am: Diary of a Clonetrooper, by Takianna

    Or, by Pandora, last updated: 6/27/2015

    COMPLETED 12/26: Rummaging through Tool Kits, by MiralukaJedi

    COMPLETED 12/19: Second Diary of Marhin Adin, by earlybird-obi-wan

    COMPLETED 12/29:Study Duty, by MsLanna

    The Very Secret Diary of Darth Vader, Humor by NYCitygurl, updated 12/31


    Beyond

    COMPLETED 12/28: All Things End, OC, Drama, Talonverse by Lilith Demodae

    COMPLETED 12/24: Dear Tam, Jedi AU by DarthBreezy

    Losing my mind, going crazy, whacko, by Ceillean, last updated: 5/26/2011


    Non-Star Wars

    COMPLETED 12/28:Diary of a Free Hork-Bajir, [Animorphs], by DaenaBenjen42

    COMPLETED 12/31:Illogically Logical, [Star Trek] by RX_Sith

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    Out of Competition

    My Life as a Stoner, or How I Stalked Talon Intelligence Squadron by Lady Belligerent. Updated 2/26/2016

    A Father's Heart by VaderLVR64. Updated 9/28


    Mini-Challenges:


    January: Resolutions
    February: Heart(s)
    March: Storms
    April: Foolishness
    May: -
    June: Water /required words: balmy, desiccate, extemporaneous.
    July: Capital/Capitol or Midsummer Night's Dream
    August: -
    September: Army
    October: fall
    November:
    December

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    Dead Diaries :(


    Where the Land Meets the Sky and the Sea by C1-J2. (Last updated: 1/9)
    Work Smart, Not Hard by Darth_BunnyBuggs. (Last updated: 1/9)
    Behind the Cape and Cowl by Reynar_Tedros. (Last updated: 1/20)
    The Road Trip Letters of Sam Uley by jedi_of_ennth. (Last updated: 1/26)
    That's Wonderful by Padme22. (Last updated: 1/27)
    Slayer by the_wandering_shadow. (Last updated: 2/2)
    The Heart of a Smuggler by The Great No One. (Last updated: 2/10)
    Getting Over It by MeleanaKenobi. (Last updated: 2/12)
    She's Got Games by MeleanaKenobi. (Last updated: 2/12)
    We Were Here by MeleanaKenobi. (Last updated: 2/12)
    Day to Day Adventures - The Diary of Liam Nafeel by Jedi-Gon. (Last updated: 2/13)
    Sith Keep Diaries! by Sinrebirth. (Last updated: 2/20)
    The Diary of Carth Onasi by C1-J2. (Last updated: 2/22)
    Solitude of a Desert Hermit by Obi_Kenobi_Devotee. (Last updated: 2/28)
    The Dark Lady Cometh by The Great No One. (Last updated: 3/2)
    Faithfully by Alexis_Wingstar. (Last updated: 3/7)
    In Sane: Well I think it's funny by The Great No One. (Last updated: 3/8)
    What Songs of the Heart by DarthIshtar. (Last updated: 3/9)
    Diary of a Dark Rogue by XANI. (Last updated: 3/10)
    Statement: I Enjoy Killing by Qui-Gon_Reborn. (Last updated: 3/15)
    In Exile, In Love by CrystalSaber_1. (Last updated: 3/18)
    Putting the "transpari" in "transparisteel"- Diary of a Window Washer by snowspeeder_gunner. (Last updated: 3/19)
    My Name is Shmi Skywalker by CrystalSaber_1. (Last updated: 3/25)
    My Body, His Mind by CPL_Macja. (Last updated: 3/30)
    A Father's Love by Thrawn1786. (Last update: 3/31)
    Eternal Sorrow by CPL_Macja. (Last update: 4/11)
    Experience Outranks Everything by CloneCaptainRex. (Last update: 4/14)
    A Warrior without a cause by CPL_Macja. (Last update: 4/14)
    Thoughts of a Love Struck Jedi To Be by Neon Star. (Last update: 4/15)
    The Sun Does Not Rise by Neon Star. (Last update: 4/15)
    Question Not by Neon Star. (Last update: 4/15)
    "Wilson" or "The Diary of an Astromech Droid" by Darth Muis. (Last update: 5/7)
    Jones, Ianto Jones by mavjade. (Last update: 5/21)
    My Name is Leia Alderaania by Golden_Jedi. (Last update: 5/23)
    Watching the Sun Set by jazjediundercover. (Last update: 5/25)
    I, Obi-Wan by VaderLVR64. (Last update: 5/27)
    Here Today, Where Tomorrow? by mavjade. (Last update: 5/31)
    Border Patrol by DarthIshtar. (Last update: 6/7)
    The Journal of Alfred Pennyworth by yodaminch. (Last update: 6/10)
    For the Republic by Qui-Gon_Reborn. (Last update: 6/11)
    The Secret Adventures of Luke's Hand by Qui-Gon_Reborn. (Last update: 6/11)
    Day to Day by Seremela. (Last update: 6/14)
    Forbidden Love: Obi-wan and Siri by CrystalSaber_1. (Last update: 6/21)
    my journal by CrystalSaber_1. (Last update: 6/21)
    Focusing Lens by brodiew. (Last update: 6/24)
    A Tangled Web We Weave by Specterace. (Last update: 6/25)
    Changes by Alexis_Wingstar. (Last update: 7/5)
    We Serve Our Masters Joyously by Ubersue. (Last update: 7/7)
    The Last by VaderLVR64. (Last update: 7/28)
    My Secret Life by KELIA. (Last update: 8/9)
    Mesa Banished! by Lolly_Tolly. (Last update: 9/7)
    Book of Musings by Lolly_Tolly. (Last update: 9/7)
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2018
  4. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Game Host Who Loves Fanfics & RPGs star 7 VIP - Game Host

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    Raptures and bliss! I will be participating with a NSWFF diary. Uber!mush and melt alert!

    [face_dancing]
    and Squee!
    x 10
     
  5. JediMasterAmanda

    JediMasterAmanda Jedi Master star 5

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    Sep 7, 2005
    I am going to try one for during the OT timeframe, as I don't write in the time of the Empire much. But I am going to do this and I am going to finish it too. Unlike most of my other stories. [face_whistling]
     
  6. Takianna

    Takianna Jedi Master star 3

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    I'm ready for this year. Can't wait to write another one. It was such a great experience.
     
  7. MsLanna

    MsLanna Jedi Master star 6

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    Jul 8, 2005
    Oh, one more thing.
    Go and vote for this years winner.
    All of you.
    Yes, you too!

    If I get only two votes again like last year, I will drop this and you can stuff it where the sun doesn't shed daylight.[face_not_talking]
    I am serious!
    If that happens again, I can tell you now that I won't have the words then to tell you how utterly TOS-violated I am, even if the TOS allowed them.:mad:

    So, spread the word.
    Everybody can vote.
    It will be announced in the titles of both Indexes.
     
  8. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost star 6

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    I am planning two diaries for next year with the possibility of a third (Yoda)
     
  9. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    Mar 26, 2001
    I want to participate and finish my diaries from this year, since they fell off the face of the boards thanks to my books.
     
  10. ElvisTheCat

    ElvisTheCat Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Nov 6, 2009
    I've lurked (shamefully) through a few diaries and would be very interested in trying my hand at it this upcoming year.
     
  11. Jinngerbread

    Jinngerbread Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Sep 2, 2007
    In the Before diary index next to mine it says COMPETED instead of Completed, ;) I think since I did both though you can leave it if you want, I just thought it might be a typo. ;)

     
  12. moosemousse

    moosemousse CR Emeritus: FF-UK South star 6

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    I'll be taking part again. :)

    I know it's bad but I won't be voting. [face_worried] The only diaries I followed are all dead and the one is ongoing is from last year and also ineligible for voting. :(

    Also, why has mine been declared dead? I got a PM saying I need to update within 7 days and I did so. It shouldn't be dead! :_|
     
  13. Ceillean

    Ceillean Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Nov 13, 2001
    I suppose this says it all. [face_laugh] I shall indeed vote this year.
     
  14. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Game Host Who Loves Fanfics & RPGs star 7 VIP - Game Host

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    I will definitely vote for the diaries I've read of course --it's a shame when the diaries you follow get dropped and you can't vote for them but I've read more diaries this year than ever.

    :)

     
  15. Ceillean

    Ceillean Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'm writing two diaries for 2010. And hopefully I'll stick with Viggies from there on. Still so many stories I want to finish. *sighs*

    So one diary for Star Wars and one diary for Star Trek. I'm all itchy to start already. [face_laugh]
     
  16. CelseteAntola

    CelseteAntola TF.N Books Staff star 3 VIP

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    May 18, 2002
    ooohhh! I want to try this!! [face_thinking] But I must think of a good premise.... *wanders off*

    ~Celeste
     
  17. spycoder9

    spycoder9 Jedi Master star 4

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    Jul 23, 2008
    hmmm...intresting...expect something from me. :)
     
  18. Commander-DWH

    Commander-DWH Manager Emeritus star 4

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    Hmmm, I skipped this one last year, but I think I might be ready to give this one another whirl. I've got an idea, so I'll have to see about jotting down some notes... [face_thinking]
     
  19. moosemousse

    moosemousse CR Emeritus: FF-UK South star 6

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    Oct 3, 2004
    I know we're not allowed to start writing the diaries until the first of January, but can I start the thread and post an intro post? I mostly just want to post the fic details and a picture of the MC. I'm hoping it'll make people go 'ooh, that's interesting' and I'll have a PM list before I begin. It's ok if I can't do that though.
     
  20. MsLanna

    MsLanna Jedi Master star 6

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    Jul 8, 2005
    Sorry, moose, butz no.
    No posting of diray stuff before the first.[face_shame_on_you]
     
  21. Jinngerbread

    Jinngerbread Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Sep 2, 2007
    But for clarity's sake, we are allowed to start WRITING before the first, yes? Just not posting it?

    I just know I have time now while the holidays are going on and since I finished my last one already, I would like to start my other and I'm probably not the only one in this situation.
     
  22. MsLanna

    MsLanna Jedi Master star 6

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    Jul 8, 2005
    Writing before? o_O

    Does that answer your question?[face_batting]
     
  23. Jinngerbread

    Jinngerbread Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I was hoping there would be an exception if you'd already finished. :p

    But okay, yeah it does. :p I guess I don't understand why this rule exists, since technically if you started writing five days before the new year, it'd be even more of a challenge since you were keeping the diary for longer. [face_thinking][face_batting][face_whistling]
     
  24. Ceillean

    Ceillean Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Nov 13, 2001
    Well, look at that. I guess I've been cheating for three years in a row then. :p I always started writing a few days in advance. But posted on the first. *shrugs* Oh well.

    I guess I overread that rule.

    But honestly -- it's a silly rule. No posting before the first? That's perfectly fine.
    But no writing before the first?

    Silly.
     
  25. Diary_Challenge_Sock

    Diary_Challenge_Sock Jedi Master star 2

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    Patience, young Padawan?:p

    It is a challenge that runs for ONE YEAR. Exactly one year, no more no less. Officially.
    I start the index on the 1st of January, and the last update os on the 31st of December.
    The challenge is to get everything done in one year. And it is a challenge.[face_plain]


    And, truth be told, how can I ever check on that rule?:p



    EDIT:
    The rule is meant to prevent people from writing up a whole diary in advance and then just posting it as the year proceeds. It's supposed to be a WIP challenge...
     
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