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Mod!Challenge I DARE YOU!! - The Mod's Dare Challenge - And the winner is...

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by mavjade , Jan 24, 2017.

  1. mavjade

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

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    Just a note that I forgot to put earlier, submissions are closed. Dares will be going out by tomorrow night.
     
  2. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    HURRYUPORIBURNMYSELFCAPSLOCK.

    Sorry, caffeine. :D Take your time. <3
     
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  3. Briannakin

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

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    AHHHHHHHH. I'M WORKING ON THEM RIGHT NOW!!! BECAUSE I AM NICE EVEN THOUGH MAV SAID SHE'D DO THEM TOMORROW!
     
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  4. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    HOPE WE CAN WRITE OUR STORIES IN ALL CAPS AND SCREAM. :D
     
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  5. A Blind Prophet

    A Blind Prophet Jedi Master star 4

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    well, i got an interesting one, ideas already percolating.
     
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  6. Briannakin

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

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    Dares have been sent [face_devil][face_skull]:emperor::chopper::kylo:

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    For the most part, people were okay with a number of eras and a number of dares weren't really era-specific, so for many of them Mav just used a random number generator (so blame her!).
     
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  7. jcgoble3

    jcgoble3 Force Ghost star 5

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    I dare everyone... to not procrastinate on this. [face_devil]
     
  8. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    A-HA! I thought I'd lie down for a nap, and an idea came to me like a giant asteroid hurtling towards earth. I may have to get up now...
     
  9. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    Mine will almost certainly be a humorous story.

    Now, whoever got mine is probably looking for Zam Wessel.
     
  10. Lady_Misty

    Lady_Misty Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I think i might spent some time researching for my Dare and might choose a slightly different way of telling the story.
     
  11. RX_Sith

    RX_Sith C&G Game Host star 6 VIP - Game Host

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  12. mavjade

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

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    Woah... that was quick!
     
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  13. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    DON'T TRUST HIM, HE'S THE DORK LARD OF THE...OH, WAIT.

    I need to stop making these scatological jokes, maybe when I'm 50.
     
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  14. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    After looking at the DARE I received, I'm thinking that the one I submitted was more of Fic-gift request than a DARE. I guess we'll see how much fun the writer has...
     
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  15. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    Stupid question: are we supposed to write whose dare we got in the story's masthead/header, or not?
     
  16. Mistress_Renata

    Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Mine looks as if it will be fun. I think I'm going to cast Martin Freeman as the main character.

    I can't believe RX_Sith is done already! Holy cow! [face_cow]
     
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  17. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    Well, I'm half-way done, but I'm already well above the 2500 word limit and my story will be a multi-post where the elements of the dare will appear in the 2nd, 3rd and possibly 4th posts. So it's disqualified for this challenge -- but I think hope it's a good story, so I'll finish it anyway.

    Briannakin mavjade If I'm done posting by the deadline (which, barring the beginning of a nuclear war tomorrow, should happen in the next few days) do I still get to vote as someone who completed their dare?
     
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  18. Briannakin

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

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    Not in the header, but in the notes, yes.

    Let Mav and I discuss this.
     
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  19. A Blind Prophet

    A Blind Prophet Jedi Master star 4

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    so, i was wondering something similar, because my idea... i'm not seeing how to make it fit in the 2500 word limit so easily either. not and have it actually be a good story.

    so same questions as chyntuck actually.
     
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  20. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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  21. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    Changing the rules along the way is unfair in a competition or a competitive challenge, methinks. But out-of-competition stories that grant the writer the same rights as to just a reader are OK.

    Disclaimer: I would apply this rule on myself, too.
     
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  22. Lady_Misty

    Lady_Misty Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I think I'm a fourth of the way done but I might be further along depending on how long i choose to make it.
     
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  23. Briannakin

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

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    So, Mav and I have come to the conclusion that since this is arguably our "hardest" challenge, we are going to stick with the rules as they are laid out, particularly since we are already half way through the challenge. The challenge is to write whatever dare you get in 2500 words or less and if you don't meet those two elements, your dare is not seen as completed. It might be seen as a strategy to submit a dare that would be extremely difficult to finish in 2500 words (see the bollywood example - and I think there was another one before my time that was a list of like 50 crazy elements).

    Since in previous years only those those who completed the challenge got to vote, we think we should stick to that spirit and only count those who have completed the challenge vote count as 2 points.


    I know Mav and I both have been cranky recently, but the Dare Challenge has a LONG history of just being mean, so we are sticking to that. Though we can certainly discuss upping the word limit after this particular challenge is finished.
     
  24. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    I'd say that the good way to make sure the word limit is realistic is to reject dares that look like that Bollywood one. I can't see how one would write that and include all the elements without going into the 10K.
     
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  25. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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    So, what I would like to know—and if this has already been answered, I apologize, but—did the Bollywood one ever actually get written? I'd be lying if I said I wasn't curious. :D
     
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