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Drabbo's Challenges -- Index added August 28

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Drabbo_Fett, Feb 16, 2005.

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  1. Drabbo_Fett

    Drabbo_Fett Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Welcome to my challenge thread.

    [hl=red]Challenge #6: Write a story with a pairing not previously seen.[/hl]

    Rule 1: Write a story or vignette about a romantic pairing you have not seen depicted in canon or fanfic.

    Rule 2: The pairing must not violate any board rules. Sorry, Y/P is still out. :(

    Rule 3: Neither partner may be an OC.

    Rule 4: Ideally, neither one should be a character you write frequently.

    As always, please post your responses to the appropriate thread in the [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Before_the_Saga/b10475/18442547]Before the Saga board[/link], the [link=http://boards.theforce.net/The_Saga/b10476/18435136]Saga board[/link], or the [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Beyond_the_Saga/b10477/18442650]Beyond the Saga board[/link]. It will be easier for readers if posts aren't spread among many different threads across the boards.


    The old challenges, for which you may also post a response:

    [hl=navy][color=white][b]Challenge #1: Write a SW drabble.[/b][/color][/hl]

    [color=navy]Rule 1:[/color] A drabble is a work of [i]exactly[/i] 100 words. 99 is too few, 101 too many. The word count does not include the title, which may be up to 15 words.

    [color=navy]Rule 2:[/color] Umm, that was it, really. It can be any era, any characters, canon or OC.

    [hl=navy][color=white][b]Challenge #2: Write a style parody.[/b][/color][/hl]

    [color=navy]Rule 1:[/color] Write a SW story or vignette in the style of an author or filmmaker or some other media creator. Think "What if Shakespeare (or Dr. Seuss or whoever) wrote SW?"

    [color=navy]Rule 2:[/color] Keep in mind, though, that the challenge is for a style parody, not a content one. The ideal response should [i]NOT[/i] be a crossover. For example, a SW story in the style of Ian Fleming should not have James Bond -- or a too-obvious parody of Bond -- in it.

    [color=navy]Rule 3:[/color] Remember the board rules. Yes, it might be tempting to imagine the Jedi Purges as done by Quentin Tarantino, but this isn't the place for that.

    [hl=navy][color=white][b]Challenge #3: Write a story with no human characters.[/b][/color][/hl]

    [color=navy]Rule 1:[/color] Write a story in which no human characters appear. At all.

    [color=navy]Rule 2:[/color] There are no restrictions on how many or which alien species you may include. Your story can feature a diverse collection, or it can delve deep into a single alien culture.

    [color=navy]Rule 3:[/color] And, of course, any era is fine.

    [color=navy]Rule 4:[/color] Oh, just in case, I'll say now that making your story AU just so you can turn the films' human characters into Bothans or something would be cheating. [-X

    [hl=navy][color=white][b]Challenge #4: Write a crossover with characters from another property in the Galaxy Far Far Away (GFFA).[/b][/color][/hl]

    [color=navy]Rule 1:[/color] The main characters should be the characters from the other film or TV series or whatever. They should remain as they were and should not be parodies, hybrids with existing SW characters, or alien versions. For example, Ross and Monica and their four human friends should still be Ross and Monica and their four human friends.

    [color=navy]Rule 2:[/color] The setting should be completely replaced with the GFFA. For example, instead of New York, you could have Ross and Monica and their four human friends all live in a rent-controlled building on Coruscant. Actually, Coruscant works well as a replacement for just about any major Earth city. Perhaps Ponch and John ride for the Coruscant Skyway Patrol. Or maybe Sherlock Holmes, Coruscant's greatest consulting detective, lives in Suite 221 of Building B of the Baker Centre on Coruscant.

    [color=navy]Rule 3:[/color] There should not be any indication these characters aren't from the GFFA. Ross and Monica and their four human friends were born in the GFFA, grew up in the GFFA, and came together as a group fo>
     
  2. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Question, is a drabble suppose to be a complete story in itself, or can it look like a couple paragraphs sliced out of the middle of the story?
     
  3. Drabbo_Fett

    Drabbo_Fett Jedi Padawan star 4

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    It should be its own piece. It will probably be a vignette, and may easily look like something that can be expanded, but it shouldn't just be an excerpt from something else.

    EDIT: HL, is it better that I have just the one response thread, or should I create a separate one for each era on its own board?


    Here's an index of the responses so far, arranged alphabetically by title. As you can see, most are for the first challenge.



    [b]Title: "Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better"[/b]
    Author: Knight Dilettante
    Challenge: [color=red]1 (Drabble)[/color]
    Era: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/The_Saga/b10476/18435136][color=darkblue][b]Saga[/b][/color][/link]

    [b]Title: "Be Kind, Rewind"[/b]
    Author: Healer Leona
    Challenge: [color=red]4 (Crossover)[/color]
    Era: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/The_Saga/b10476/18435136][color=darkblue][b]Saga[/b][/color][/link]

    [b]Title: "Best Laid Plans"[/b]
    Author: Healer Leona
    Challenge: [color=red]1 (Drabble)[/color]
    Era: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/The_Saga/b10476/18435136][color=darkblue][b]Saga[/b][/color][/link]

    [b]Title: "Blast from the Past, A"[/b]
    Author: Healer Leona
    Challenge: [color=red]1 (Drabble)[/color]
    Era: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Beyond_the_Saga/b10477/18442650][color=brown][b]Beyond[/b][/color][/link]

    [b]Title: "Blow for Justice, A"[/b]
    Author: Healer Leona
    Challenge: [color=red]1 (Drabble)[/color]
    Era: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/The_Saga/b10476/18435136][color=darkblue][b]Saga[/b][/color][/link]

    [b]Title: "Blue"[/b]
    Author: Arin Atona
    Challenge: [color=red]1 (Drabble)[/color]
    Era: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/The_Saga/b10476/18435136][color=darkblue][b]Saga[/b][/color][/link]

    [b]Title: "Boss's Daughter, The"[/b]
    Author: Drabbo Fett
    Challenge: [color=red]1 (Drabble)[/color]
    Era: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Before_the_Saga/b10475/18442547][color=darkgreen][b]Before[/b][/color][/link]

    [b]Title: "Equality"[/b]
    Author: VaderLVR64
    Challenge: [color=red]1 (Drabble)[/color]
    Era: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Before_the_Saga/b10475/18442547][color=darkgreen][b]Before[/b][/color][/link]

    [b]Title: "Ethnic Grounding"[/b]
    Author: Elena
    Challenge: [color=red]1 (Drabble)[/color]
    Era: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Beyond_the_Saga/b10477/18442650][color=brown][b]Beyond[/b][/color][/link]

    [b]Title: "Ever Have Your Life Flash Before Your Eyes When You Weren?t Dying?"[/b]
    Author: Jags Scoundrel
    Challenge: [color=red]1 (Drabble)[/color]
    Era: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Beyond_the_Saga/b10477/18442650][color=brown][b]Beyond[/b][/color][/link]

    [b]Title: "Fresh Outlook, A"[/b]
    Author: Healer Leona
    Challenge: [color=red]1 (Drabble)[/color]
    Era: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Before_the_Saga/b10475/18442547][color=darkgreen][b]Before[/b][/color][/link]

    [b]Title: "Frozen Wastes, The"[/b]
    Author: Drabbo Fett
    Challenge: [color=red]1 (Drabble)[/color]
    Era: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/The_Saga/b10476/18435136][color=darkblue][b]Saga[/b][/color][/link]

    [b]Title: "Getting Anywhere"[/b]
    Author: Jesina Dreis
    Challenge: [color=red]1 (Drabble)[/color]
    Era: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/The_Saga/b10476/18435136][color=darkblue][b]Saga[/b][/color][/link]

    [b]Title: "Glistening Dance"[/b]
    Author: Layren
    Challenge: [color=red]1 (Drabble)[/color]
    Era: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/The_Saga/b10476/18435136][color=darkblue][b]Saga[/b][/color][/link]

    [b]Title: "Harassment of the Heartthrobs"[/b]
    Author: VadersMistress
    Challenge: [color=red]5 ("__ of the __")[/color]
    Era: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/The_Saga/b10476/18435136][color=darkblue][b]Saga[/b][/color][/link]

    [b]Title: "He Smiles"[/b]
    Author: Jesina Dreis
    Challenge: [color=red]1 (Drabble)[/color]
    Era: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Beyond_the_Saga/b10477/18442650][color=brown][b]Beyond[/b][/color][/link]

    [b]Title: "Hold Me"[/b]
    Author: Jadeling
    Challenge: [color=red]1 (Drabble)[/color]
    Era: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Beyond_the_Saga/b10477/18442650][color=brown][b]Beyond[/b][/color][/li>
     
  4. Zebra3

    Zebra3 Jedi Master star 5

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    I've made a response to this challenge. I hope I did it right. I've never written a drabble before but I thought it was fun :)
     
  5. TurnedJedi

    TurnedJedi Jedi Youngling star 2

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    This seems like a lot of fun! :)
    But only 100 words is very little, however I'm going to give it a try.
    As soon as I think of a story.

    And, Zebra3, that was a very good drabble. Congrats to being the first "challenger".
     
  6. Zebra3

    Zebra3 Jedi Master star 5

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    Thanks TurnedJedi! :)
     
  7. VaderLVR64

    VaderLVR64 Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I posted mine. I whipped it up very quickly, so please excuse the rambling nature. I think I'm in a Vader phase right now. :p
     
  8. djcati

    djcati Jedi Master star 4

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    I heart drabbles. Hmm, I shall have to write one for this... :D

    And omg, I love TurnedJedi's so much. <3

     
  9. Layren

    Layren Jedi Master star 5

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    Yay drabbles! Something that's short and sweet :D

    I"ll have to come up with a few.

    Edit -- Whooohoo! I got one!
     
  10. Jags_Scoundrel

    Jags_Scoundrel Jedi Master star 4

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    These looked like such fun that I just had to try one. :D

    I just loved everyone's entries so far. I'm looking forward to reading more!
     
  11. obi_ew

    obi_ew Jedi Master star 5

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    Great thread Drabbo! I think I have an idea. :D
     
  12. Jesina_Dreis

    Jesina_Dreis Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I posted one...typically, it was Wedge. :)

    Great thread idea. I've never really participated in challenges before.


    Jes
     
  13. Drabbo_Fett

    Drabbo_Fett Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Thanks, everyone, for both the compliments [face_blush] and, even better, for the responses. =D= They've all been really good. Now I just need to come up with an idea or six. [face_thinking]
     
  14. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    I killed two birds with one stone. The title challenge and the drabble challenge. I wrote a drabble with the title of "What no words can say".
     
  15. TurnedJedi

    TurnedJedi Jedi Youngling star 2

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    This challenge was such a great idea, Drabbo.

    I posted mine a few hours ago and I had so much fun writing and posting it, not to mention reading everybody elses. All stories have been excellent.
    So good even that I kind of want to post another one...

    Can't wait for the next challenge, Drabbo. Let me now if you need some help with ideas. (Not that I think you d, or that I'll be much help :))

    And to djcati, :D. Thanks! :D
     
  16. Drabbo_Fett

    Drabbo_Fett Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I'm fine for a while, TJ, thanks. In the interim, you could always try another drabble. You know you wanna. :D

     
  17. JadeSolo

    JadeSolo Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Drabbo, you are uber-cool. But we already tell you that all the time. :p

    I'll go whip something up now.
     
  18. Layren

    Layren Jedi Master star 5

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    I am really enjoy reading all of these drabbles. These are excellent everyone!
     
  19. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    but it shouldn't just be an excerpt from something else. Okay, poor choice of question on my part, but you managed to answer it anyway. :D

    I would say since we have the three era boards, throw a thread on each one for each era of Drabbo's drabbles. ;)
     
  20. solojones

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

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    Great start to the the thread, Drabbo! I've done one Drabble before I think, but it's always a great challenge. Especially for someone whose posts are usually more than 100 words :p


    [hl=darkgreen]-sj loves kevin spacey[/hl]
     
  21. Drabbo_Fett

    Drabbo_Fett Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Okay, done, HL! There are now Before and Beyond threads as well as the one in Saga. Please, though, do read people's responses in whatever era they're posted.
     
  22. Jesina_Dreis

    Jesina_Dreis Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Now I need to go and write a Beyond one, since that is my primary place of residence ;)

    That Saga one I wrote spawned a nice little vignette too...maybe I'll have the same luck when I write a Beyond one.

    Jes
     
  23. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    Okay, i've got one in before and thesaga.
     
  24. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Can you believe it.. I now have at least one on each board?? Yes, even the great Beyond!! Shocking huh??? :eek: ;)
     
  25. djcati

    djcati Jedi Master star 4

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    I've got one in The Saga and Beyond. :D

    I wonder if I can think something up for Before... hmm...
     
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