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Humor... Return to Sanity(Discussion/Challenge/Index)* Sep 22, *New Topic/Challenge*

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Son_of_Nut, May 30, 2006.

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  1. BaronCoop

    BaronCoop Jedi Youngling star 2

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    And here, my friends is my entry into the challenge! It only took me 45 minutes! (It doesn't show too badly though) Anyway, enjoy:

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/24016400/p1/?0]Mustafar Revisited[/link]

    And feel free to act it out at home!
     
  2. Son_of_Nut

    Son_of_Nut Jedi Master

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    Wow... that was fast BaronCoop

    Anyways, this is the first post of the Master Index. There will be monthly update posts as well, so that all of the new Fics added can be listed in a more obvious manner, as well as easier to access.



    [b]Index A-F[/b]


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  3. Son_of_Nut

    Son_of_Nut Jedi Master

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    G-K


    [b]G[/b]

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    [b]Author: [/b] Idrelle_Miocovani
    [b]Title: [/b] [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/22526665/p1/?0] When Characters Are Victimized [/link]
    [b]Timeframe: [/b] post-AOTC/ANH/random time
    [b]Characters: [/b] [Star Wars] Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Han Solo, Leia Or-gana, Luke Skywalker, [Harry Potter] Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Dumbledore, Sirius Black, Buckbeak, [Lord of the Rings] Frodo Baggins, Sam Gamgee, Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas, [Pirates of the Caribbean] Captain Jack Sparrow, Will Turner, Elizabeth Swann, [Doctor Who] the Doctor (#10), Rose Tyler, [OCs -- sort of] the Fan Fic Gods.
    [b]Summary: [/b] Anakin and Obi-Wan crash-land on a mysterious planet. After their arri-val, weird events take place and land several others including "wizards", "primitives" and drunken pirates on the planet with them. Ships begin eating rocks, dictionaries fall from the sky, Anakin meets his son who is the same age as him, and the Fan Fic Gods are a-bout to find out what happens when "characters are victimized."
    [b]Status: [/b] WIP

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    [b]J[/b]

    [b]Author: [/b] Jade Pilot
    [b]Title: [/b] [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/24037917/p1/?1]Three, Antilles, Goat's Stuff[/link]
    [b]Timeframe: [/b]
    [b]Characters: [/b] Wraith Squadron, Wedge Antilles
    [b]Summary: [/b] Wedge returns from a vacation to find his office is not like he left it.
    [b]Status: [/b] Finished

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    [b]K[/b]

    [b]Author: [/b] Kissa
    [b]Title: [/b] [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/23794042/p1] Fel Babies [/link]
    [b]Timeframe: [/b] Post TUF
    [b]Characters: [/b] Jag, Jaina, Han
    [b]Summary: [/b] Han catches Jag ?making babies? with his daughter and is forced to dis-cuss the issue.
    [b]Status: [/b] Finished


    [b]Author: [/b] Kissa
    [b]Title: [/b] [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=23082373&brd=10477&replies=10] Chak Goes Crazy For Hutt-Smut [/link]
    [b]Timeframe: [/b] Pre-NJO
    [b]Characters: [/b] Chak, Jag, Cherith, Soontir
    [b]Summary: [/b] hak finds a new addiction
    [b]Status: [/b] One-Shot


    [b]Author: [/b] Kissa
    [b]Title: [/b] [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=23605471&brd=10477&start=23690562&search=darth+gipper] Darth Gipper [/link]
    [b]Timeframe: [/b] Post-DN
    [b]Characters: [/b] Palpatine, Maul, Dooku, Plagerous
    [b]Summary: [/b] The Sith Lords of the past aren?t impressed with the new Dark Lord.
    [b]Status: [/b] One-shot, challenge response>
     
  4. Son_of_Nut

    Son_of_Nut Jedi Master

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    L-P


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    [b]Author: [/b] MsLanna
    [b]Title: [/b] [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/23111740/p1/?0] Fangirl's Curse [/link]
    [b]Timeframe: [/b] ANH
    [b]Characters: [/b] Boba Fett, Mahalia Lanna
    [b]Summary: [/b] Somebody messed with Boba Fett's mind and Lanna has to suffer the con-sequences.
    [b]Status: [/b] WIP

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    [b]Authors: [/b] PadwanKayla & AnakinGirl05
    [b]Title: [/b] [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/22648386/p1/?263] Anger Leads to Hate: Anger Management with Darth Vader [/link]
    [b]Timeframe: [/b] Post ROTS
    [b]Characters: [/b] Vader, Shmi, Qui-Gon, Padme, Luke, Leia, Obi-Wan, Mace et al
    [b]Summary: [/b] Vader, as part of on-going therapy sessions, writes letters to those in his past and present who he feels have contributed to his ongoing Anger Management is-sues.
    [b]Status: [/b] WIP started December, 2005 last update June, 2006>
     
  5. Son_of_Nut

    Son_of_Nut Jedi Master

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    Q-U


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    [b]Author: [/b] Trimaj
    [b]Title: [/b] [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=23463910&brd=10476&replies=0] Logical Insanity [/link]
    [b]Timeframe: [/b] After ROTS
    [b]Characters: [/b] Han/ Spock/ Q/ Chewie/ Lando
    [b]Summary: [/b] Crossover. Han is sitting in prison when Spock gets placed in the same cell. An adventure of... abnormalities ensues.
    [b]Status: [/b] WIP

    [b]Author: [/b] Trimaj
    [b]Title: [/b] [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/23544708/p1/?0] Fancy Meeting You Here [/link]
    [b]Timeframe: [/b] ANH
    [b]Characters: [/b] Han/ Luke/ Chewie/ Leia
    [b]Summary: [/b] Rewrite of the scene in which Han meets Leia... from the quirky smug-glers point of view.
    [b]Status: [/b] Finished (For Now)

    [b]Author: [/b] Trimaj
    [b]Title: [/b] [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=23664038&brd=10476] For the Sake of a Snowcone [/link]
    [b]Timeframe: [/b] After ROTS
    [b]Characters: [/b] Vader, Palpatine
    [b]Summary: [/b] Vader has a rather... interesting nightmare.
    [b]Status: [/b] Finished

    [b]Author: [/b] Trimaj
    [b]Title: [/b] [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/23955531/p1/?18] Twisted Minds [/link]
    [b]Timeframe: [/b] NJO (AU)
    [b]Characters: [/b] Thrawn, Isard, Han
    [b]Summary: [/b] Thrawn must go "undercover"...
    [b]Status: [/b] Finished

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  6. Son_of_Nut

    Son_of_Nut Jedi Master

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    [b]Author: [/b] Valairy_Scot
    [b]Title: [/b] [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/22039704/p1/?34] Two Shifts at the Ladies Only Bar in Mos Eisely [/link]
    [b]Timeframe: [/b] Intertrilogy
    [b]Characters: [/b] Obi-Wan and some others
    [b]Summary: [/b] Obi-Wan has to find a way to support himself in exile on Tatooine. Fate steps in.
    [b]Status: [/b] Finished (probably)


    [b]Author: [/b] Valairy_Scot
    [b]Title: [/b] [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/21942592/p1/?16] A Padawan's Misadventures, or And That's When I Got Thrown Out of the Jedi Order. Again. [/link]
    [b]Timeframe: [/b] not specified. Saga?
    [b]Characters: [/b] some hapless padawan
    [b]Summary: [/b] This padawan is lucky the rest of the Jedi didn't kill him.
    [b]Status: [/b] Finished (probably)


    [b]Author: [/b] Valairy_Scot
    [b]Title: [/b] [link=http://boards.theforce.net/The_Saga/b10476/21948107/?23] Dear Di-ary: Confessions of a Teenage Padawan [/link]
    [b]Timeframe: [/b] Saga
    [b]Characters: [/b] Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi
    [b]Summary: [/b] Anakin's record of his time outs.
    [b]Status: [/b] Completed (probably)


    [b]Author: [/b] Valairy_Scot
    [b]Title: [/b] [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/21966051/p1/?10] Dear Diary: Confessions of Getting Old Before His Time Jedi [/link]
    [b]Timeframe: [/b] Saga.
    [b]Characters: [/b] Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker
    [b]Summary: [/b] Obi-Wan's diaries
    [b]Status: [/b] Finished

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  7. poor yorick

    poor yorick Ex-Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP - Game Host

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    Yeep! I hope I'm not getting in the way of any more official posts . . . [face_worried]

    This is my challenge response: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=24017146&brd=10476]And There's This Cloaked Wannabe . . .[/link]
     
  8. The Great No One

    The Great No One Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    nah, you're not. got those done and accounted for.

    look forward to reading it ophelia.
     
  9. MsLanna

    MsLanna Jedi Master star 6

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    I tired, Trimaj, I tried. But whatever I put down it just SCREAMED 'not funny!'
    I love funny stories but I'm not very good at writing them, I'm afraid.
    So the pairing is up for grabs. I really'd like to read it, I'm just too stupid to write iT. Sorry.[face_blush]

    The other entries are great so far.
    Hi-la-ri-ous!

    this thread has made me very happy.:D
     
  10. BaronCoop

    BaronCoop Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I couldn't let this get away from me. I was inspired to write ANOTHER response to this challenge. Check it out here:

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=24021998&brd=10476]Mustafar Revisited Again[/link]

    Maybe not quite as good as the first response I had, but still funny I think.
     
  11. The Great No One

    The Great No One Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    awesome Coop, glad to see that it's getting the muses going.

    MsLanna i've found that whatever i write i can't see it as funny, and as you said screams not funny. yet when others read it they love it. *shrugs* maybe you ought to let others be the judge.

    and here's something i'm doing as a favor for HandmaidenRabe.

    Her Challenge Response: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/24022805/p1/?0]Odd Couple[/link]


    on another note, i'm likely going to be changing the topic in the near future. after this i may leave them up for a week and change them at that pace.
     
  12. Jade_Pilot

    Jade_Pilot Jedi Master star 5

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    Dec 10, 2005
    OK here is my shot at the humor challenge:


    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=24024854&brd=10477]Dark Lord of the Sith[/link]
     
  13. The Great No One

    The Great No One Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    great job JP, i must say i was impressed with that one.

    quick note all, discussion update coming tommorow, as well as a new challenge most likely. after we've been around a little while i may unveil one of my evil little bugs that's been bothering me...
     
  14. WyoJedi

    WyoJedi Jedi Youngling star 4

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    Ok, took a shot... here's what I came up with:

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=24032903&brd=10477]Taking Hollywood by Sith[/link]

    Cheers,
    Wyo
     
  15. Jade_Pilot

    Jade_Pilot Jedi Master star 5

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    Woohoo! Great response, Wyo!! =D=
     
  16. The Great No One

    The Great No One Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    indeed, that was great.

    ya know, i didn't really see how any of these could be in beyond... but that's what challenges are for, to go beyond what the challenger thinks is possible.

    my hat's off to you two.

    my own response may be coming over the weekend. i would like to think so anyways.
     
  17. Son_of_Nut

    Son_of_Nut Jedi Master

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    Official Update

    I think it's about time to change the subject, and begin delving into a specific type of humor, now that we know what makes us laugh.



    [hl=black][color=skyblue][b]New Disscussion Topic[/b][/color][/hl]

    Specific type of Humor:

    Slapstick/Physical Humor

    What about physical humor makes you laugh? What about it doesn't? When is it too much? How do you go about writing it? What are some of your favorite examples that you have seen on the boards?

    Feel free to quote from stories freely, and it is in fact encouraged that you do so.


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    [b]Secondary Comment[/b]

    Concrit is now welcome, please look on the first post.

    What we are specifically asking for at this moment is what is in conjunction with the current discussion topic. And as such, we ask that the concrit be given in the thread. Please be kind and considerate, but honest. Do not do something that would hurt you, or that you think would hurt the other author. Also please point out the things you like in the post and why.

    Authors, the purpose of this will be to help you become better at this type of humor. If someone is overly harsh I will request that it be adjusted accordingly.


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    Also, the challenge responses have be priceless. I want everyone to know that they have done a great job with these responses.

    In the future we may have a winner, based on the best response/funniest response/most creative response.

    ~Trimaj>
     
  18. Jade_Pilot

    Jade_Pilot Jedi Master star 5

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    I think slapstick/physical humor is very hard to write well because that genre is so dependent on visual aspects. Without the visual, it can often come across as silly or juvenile. Sometimes going with the absurd can cross over the line into hilarious, but just putting Qui-Gon in a dress does not make the story funny.

    I mostly rely on situations and dialogue for humor, so I'm looking forward to reading everyone's responses to this challenge.


    *Jade Pilot looks over to see Qui-Gon going out the door in a Ralph Lauren tea length sleeve dress.*

    "I said that wasn't funny!"
     
  19. poor yorick

    poor yorick Ex-Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP - Game Host

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    I tried some physical humor in the "Guess the Writer" challenge, but was never quite sure how it came off.

    Since concrit is now acceptable, would you prefer to use excerpts posted in the thread (you specified 250-600 words in the concrit policy thread), or would you rather people link to the fic they have questions about? (That was a question I should've asked people, really.) 8-}

    Just for the record, I generally don't find physical humor funny anyhow, but when it works, it seems all to be timing rather than content. There's nothing especially amusing about the idea of hydrospanners falling on Han's head, but it is kind of funny watching him slide around semi-pointlessly inside the Falcon's innards, shouting orders that get him nowhere, then demand that Chewie bring him the hydrospanners--only to have said hydrospanners immediately fall on his head. Having him pop up at once afterward looking mortally offended lessens any seriousness that might have leeched into the scene from concern that he was seriously hurt, and the fact that he is obviously fine makes the big, crabby deal he's making over the situation funnier. (Harrison Ford is great at physical humor, by the way.)

    So it's not necessarily the idea, it's the way it's executed.
     
  20. Son_of_Nut

    Son_of_Nut Jedi Master

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    Quick note, please post concrit in the thread. Thanks.

    More comments later.

    ~Trimaj
     
  21. oqidaun

    oqidaun Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Great discussion!
     
  22. Son_of_Nut

    Son_of_Nut Jedi Master

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    Jade_Pilot you are correct. It is one of the hardest things to write, humor wise (at least in my opinion), because you have to see it in your minds eye. The problem is your readers don't always see things in their mind the same way you do. Hence it can be very difficult to actually get the humor across. Absurdity can help, but there's a fine line to walk when using that. If you make something to absurd it's just boring.

    Situational humor can be easier to write, as can dialogue (if you know the character well). I like about all types of humor, at least in one form or the other. There are some i'm less fond of than others, but I still appreciate it.

    *Chuckles at Qui-gon in a dress...*

    Oquidaun thank you for gracing us with your presence, and I'm very glad you approve miss mod type person.

    Ophelia I'd be more than happy to tell you what I think. I'm by no means an afficionado, but I can comment.

    Timing is indeed the key to it. You have to build up the anticipation of what's going to happen. The example you had is a good example of it. You just knew something had to happen, what with all of the shaking the ship was doing... and you anticipated it until you had to laugh. With writing building that anticipation without revealing what's going to happen is not anywhere near as easy, because you have to describe the surroundings, or what is being used, for it to really fit in. But when you do that it kind of gives things away. That would likely be why there's so little physical humor in writing, because it's so much harder to surprise people.

    Again, your right. If you execute a poor idea well it will be well recieved. However if you have the best idea in the world, and can't execute it then don't anticipate it being well recieved by any means.


    [hl=black]DISCUSSION ADDITION[/hl]

    Here's a question for you then: How do you go about executing physical humor in a manner that will gain a good response?

    Also, how do you create the anticipation that is needed for physical humor to work effectively?


    I think it's also time for a new challenge. I apologize to [b]Ophelia[/b] as I had told her we would be using her idea next, but [b]DaenaBenjen42[/b] sent me a rough idea for one, that with her permission I tweaked, that fits far better with the current disscussion. We will hold onto yours Ophelia, as I definitely like it.

    [hl=black][color=red][b]*CHALLENGE*[/b][/color][/hl]


    Tell a story from the point of view of any normal inanimate object, be it the holovid display, the couch or the table.

    Display its horror at watching the Solo kids going on a rampage

    Things that must be used:

    Creds
    Boogers
    A vibro-blade
    Carving
    Paint
    Something Collapsing

    Phrases needed:

    Ah frell?
    I didn?t do anything!
    What happened to the snake?
    Didn?t you put that over there?


    Alrighty writers, let the bunnies be released...[face_devil]

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    [b]Responses[/b]

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/24047174/p1/?0]A Day in the Life of the Solo Children's Pink Comb[/link] by Idrelle_Miocovani

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    There was also an adjustment to the first page. Concrit can now be up to 1,000 words.

    ~Trimaj>
     
  23. Idrelle_Miocovani

    Idrelle_Miocovani Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Hi! I'm joining this humor party! :p :D

    And I have a response to. Enjoy! [face_batting]

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/24047174/p1/?0]A Day in the Life of the Solo Children's Pink Comb[/link].
     
  24. BaronCoop

    BaronCoop Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Wow. That sure is a mighty specific challenge. Ok, let's see if I can keep the laughs coming. I will try to keep from using the ol Obi-Wan/lava ending, but no promises.
     
  25. The Great No One

    The Great No One Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    welcome, welcome idrelle, your participation is definitely desired, as it is with all who post here.

    also, loved your response. had me in stitches almost.

    i look forward to it coop. you've been a bright spot in the challenge replies, that's for sure.

    also, MsLanna is hoping to update the index come tuesday. thanks for those who have made submissions.
     
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