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Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Alexis_Wingstar, Jun 20, 2007.

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  1. Alexis_Wingstar

    Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master star 4

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    Just a note, VaderLVR64 allowed me to post this challenge because I put my request in before the announcement of the rule not to post any challenges during the awards. [face_peace]

    OK, in this challenge, you pick a number and I'll give you a news story that you will base a one-shot story upon. It can be any type or style of story (humor, drama, mush, drabble, vignette, poem, etc.), any era. But you must post the news story at the beginning and put "News Challenge Response" in the subject line. Just so you know, these news stories will not be headline news. Most of them are offbeat or relatively unknown. There will not be a time limitation. More than one person can choose each number, because I'm sure there are enough original minds here on the boards, that even if they get the same news story, their muse could take them in totally different directions (though, I will limit the amount of writers for each number to three).

    1. dancing_star
    2. brodiew
    3.
    4. Sionnach-Airgid
    5. DarthIshtar
    6.
    7. KELIA
    8. RX_Sith
    9. earlybird-obi-wan
    10. Lea-El
    11. VaderLVR64
    12. DancerPadme
    13. BigE
    14. SabyneAmberle
    15. DelilahDraken

    Oh, yeah, one more rule: Have fun! :D

    Edit: Because I forgot to say to post a link to your story in this thread.

    Links to challenge response...

    Before the Saga:

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26973176&brd=10475&start=26973335]Pathetic Animals[/link], by earlybird-obi-wan (first story to be posted =D= )
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=27320611&brd=10475&start=27321553]A Childhood Hero[/link], by SabyneAmberle (Good morning fare :D )


    Saga:

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/27019806/p1/?2]When Jawas Attack[/link] by BigE (Very funny [face_laugh] )
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=27025824&brd=10476&start=27028453]First Things First[/link] by VaderLVR64 (Humorous A/P)
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=28645440&brd=10476]Where did Watto Go?[/link] by RX_Sith

    Beyond the Saga:

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/27090789/p1/?0]Leaving for Good[/link], by dancing_star

     
  2. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Are we to write the fic as a news story? Or just write a fic based on the headline?

    Duh: read the directions, brodiew! :)
     
  3. BigE

    BigE Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Sounds like fun - count me in. :)
     
  4. Alexis_Wingstar

    Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master star 4

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    Either way is fine, I mean your character can be a news reporter and be reporting the news. It doesn't really matter. =) It can be based on the headline or the entire news article.
     
  5. Alexis_Wingstar

    Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master star 4

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    So, which number do you like? I won't be able to PM you with the news article to later tonight, because i just realized I must get to work in 10 minutes! :eek:
     
  6. RX_Sith

    RX_Sith C&G Game Host star 5 VIP - Game Host

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    I'll try this. #8 please.
     
  7. BigE

    BigE Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I'll take #13...see if it's unlucky. ;)
     
  8. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'll give it a go as well.

    #2
     
  9. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    May I have 5?
     
  10. VaderLVR64

    VaderLVR64 Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    #11 if you please!

    I'll be gone until Monday, but that's okay. There's no time limit! :D
     
  11. Alexis_Wingstar

    Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master star 4

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    I sent everyone a PM with their news articles. I can hardly wait to see what you all come up with. :)

    Now, back to work it is for me. :rolleyes:
     
  12. KELIA

    KELIA Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    My muse will make me pay dearly, but I'd like #7 please :)
     
  13. Alexis_Wingstar

    Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master star 4

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    A PM has been sent your way Kelia. :)

    BTW, when I sent the PM's to all of you this afternoon, I forgot to say thank you for participating because I was in a hurry (I was only home for a little bit on a break from work). So, a big thank you for those who are participating so far. :D
     
  14. DancerPadme

    DancerPadme Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Even tho I'm new around here, I'll give it a go :)

    #12 please
     
  15. Alexis_Wingstar

    Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master star 4

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    That's great, DancerPadme, I sent a PM your way. :cool:
     
  16. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost star 6

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    You can give me number 9. It's a number that features in some of my fics
     
  17. Sionnach-Airgid

    Sionnach-Airgid Jedi Youngling

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    I'll take a shot at #4 . . . :D
     
  18. Alexis_Wingstar

    Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master star 4

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    Sionnach-Airgid: Could you please PM me? For some reason I cannot PM you. I keep getting some strange error when I click on your name. *scratches head* I'll respond to your PM with the news article for #4.

    earlybird-obi-wan: I sent yours earlier today.
     
  19. DelilahDraken

    DelilahDraken Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I'll take number 15 please.
     
  20. Alexis_Wingstar

    Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master star 4

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    DelilahDraken and Sionnach-Airgid, I've sent you your articles.
     
  21. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost star 6

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    That news message got me a funny plot bunny and with Jinn and animals it was a delight to write this [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26973176&brd=10475]"News Challenge Response" Pathetic animals[/link]
     
  22. Lea-El

    Lea-El Jedi Master star 4

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    I'll bite could I have 10 please. Thank you for the challenge.
     
  23. Alexis_Wingstar

    Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master star 4

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    Thank you for participating. A PM has been sent your way.

    Perhaps I should have found more news stories! But, I thought it would be interesting if more than one writer would use the same article for inspiration, so I purposely kept it down low. There are only 4 slots open and those who wish to participate after those are taken can choose what others have already... in fact there's no stopping someone from choosing a number someone else has even now. Like I said in my first post, there are enough creative minds here where just because you use the same base for inspiration doesn't mean you'd come up w/ the same storyline.
     
  24. dancing_star

    dancing_star Jedi Master star 4

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    I'll take number 1 please. :)

    [face_worried] This is my first challenge. [face_worried]
     
  25. Alexis_Wingstar

    Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master star 4

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    Thank you for participating, dancing_star, challenges are a fun way to get the creative juices flowing and expand your writing capabilities. Just have fun with it. =)
     
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