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Challenge Douglas Adams Quote Challenge

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by DaenaBenjen42, May 26, 2021.

  1. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    With Mod approval, I bring you a quote roulette challenge dedicated to...

    Douglas Adams! (Whom we, the world, lost too soon in 2001, had the same birthday as the discovery of the other DNA, and went backpacking in Europe and got drunk in a field after a confusing day involving a string of people from a blind and deaf convention (really), and had an idea, and "almost, but not quite, forgot about it." That idea? Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Don't panic.)

    The rules: pick a number between one and fifty, use the quote as inspiration for a story of your choosing, in the fandom of your choice. You do not need to use the quote actually in the story, but if you can... ;)
    There is no deadline as the subject of our challenge loved deadlines, but he also loved the whizzing noise they made as they went by, according to Neil Gaiman.
    Remember to keep to the TOS.


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  2. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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  3. Kit'

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

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    May I have 42???


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  4. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I LOVE Douglas Adams, though I need to read more of his stuff. I probably shouldn't because the muse isn't nice, but I'm going to anyway.

    Full disclosure, I've seen the list of quotes (unless they've been reordered), so I did a random number generator: can I have 22 please?
     
  5. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The Fanfic Manager With The Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    @Kit' - 42!!! I lost it. [face_rofl] [face_rofl]

    Well, with the answer to the meaning of life, the universe, and everything taken, I'd love to invert that and ask for #24, please. :D
     
  6. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Chosen One star 4

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    All right, I have my trusty towel at the ready and a Babel fish in my ear, so...may I have #3?
     
  7. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost star 6

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  8. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Force Ghost star 5

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    What a neat idea for a challenge!

    I'll take #12 please:)
     
  9. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Honestly, I was laughing so, so hard at that, but Mira said it before I could. :) All PM's sent, so far.
     
  10. CaraJinn

    CaraJinn Jedi Knight star 3

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    *sigh* I thought of asking for 42 but @Kit' had sprinted to it. Then I planned on turning the figures around and decided to ask for 24 instead, but alas @Mira_Jade was there first.

    So may I have #41 please? And don't tell anyone that I for a long long time believed that the "Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything" actually was 41 - some years after I read the book. So much for good memory...[face_dunno]
     
  11. Briannakin

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

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    I doubt my muse will give me anything, but since there are 50, I dont feel too bad stealing one and seeing if it knocks anything loose. I have read much of Douglas Adams, but what I have I have always enjoyed!

    A random number generator gave me #21 so I'll go with half the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything.
     
  12. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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    I too have too many other challenge prompts outstanding, but this is such a cool idea, and I say there’s nothing wrong with having multiple prompts “in the pocket”! So I would like to ask for no. 50, please. :)
     
  13. Kit'

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

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    Posted my response to my prompt (finally).

    Threshold staring Tara (OC) and Yoda
     
  14. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Well done and added to the index. :) (Also... they know this already, but all PM's sent.)

    And as I did not trust myself to pick a number for myself (I know what these are, after all)... @devilinthedetails gave me the random number of #37
     
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  15. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost star 6

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    I have this story as response to the prompt it was only natural with Yoda, Fay and my Dunai elder characters
     
  16. JediMaster_Jen

    JediMaster_Jen Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Since I'm in a writing mood, may I have #45?
     
  17. Briannakin

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

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    I wrote something! Actually been like 99% finished for awhile, I just couldn't think of a title and then I forgot about even writing something for this. Out in the Wash is up!
     
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