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Challenge Life's a stage: The Star Wars Musical Challenge Thread (New challenge! "Bring Him Home" Due 9/17.)

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by LifesAStage-Director, Jan 8, 2008.

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  1. LifesAStage-Director

    LifesAStage-Director Jedi Youngling

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    I (Alexis_Wingstar) have noticed an upsurge of songfics here, most likely because of various challenges. Well, I thought it would be a good idea to use songs from various plays, operas, musicals, and rock-operas. I was going to make this a roulette challenge at first, but decided it would be more fun to make this into a board that will have challenges every six weeks. I will try to keep these challenges varied, fun... and, well, challenging!

    Each challenge will have a six-week deadline and have these rules in common:

    1) Post a link to your story here.
    2) Post a link to this thread in the first post of your story, and mention "LAS Challenge" in the subject line.
    3) Your stories must not violate TOS.
    4) Have fun!

    I will use the next four replies for indexing the responses to the challenges and list the challenges themselves. The reply thread will have the first challenge.
     
  2. LifesAStage-Director

    LifesAStage-Director Jedi Youngling

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    Stage scenery here.
     
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    LifesAStage-Director Jedi Youngling

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    LifesAStage-Director Jedi Youngling

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    The Orchestra Pit.
     
  5. LifesAStage-Director

    LifesAStage-Director Jedi Youngling

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    [hl=orangered]Challenges:[/hl]

    [hl=skyblue]#1: "Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto"[/hl]

    Either write a songfic using the song, [link=http://www.styxnet.com/styxlyrics/roboto.htm]Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto[/link], or take five lines from the song and work it into a story (any genre). Extra kudos if you work five lines of the song into the songfic separate from the song itself.

    Deadline: Wednesday, February 20, 2008.

    Entries:

    A) [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=28081503&brd=10476]More Machine Than Man[/link] by earlybird-obi-wan
    B) [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=28094021&brd=10476]Vader's Debut[/link] by Chukles38
    C) [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/28096626/p1/?4]Forged In Grief[/link] by Alexis_Wingstar
    D) [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/28098168/p1/?0]Some Measure of Joy[/link] by VaderLVR64 ***WINNER***

    [hl=silver]#2: "Climb Every Mountain"[/hl]

    Write a story based on [link=http://www.stlyrics.com/songs/s/soundofmusic9841/climbeverymountain323509.html]Climb Every Mountain[/link] from Sound of Music. It can be any genre and does not have to have any of the lyrics in it.

    What's the catch?

    You cannot use any of the characters that were mentioned about by any of the authors in the first challenge! Not really all that hard, there were only seven characters... Vader, Grivious, Ben/Obi-wan Kenobi, Beru, Owen, Padme and Luke.

    The deadline is April 7, 2008.

    Entries:

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/28162173/p1/?0]Climb Every Mountain[/link] by Chukles38 ***WINNER***

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=28171518&brd=10476]Caring For Children[/link] by earlybird-obi-wan

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=28201559&brd=10476&replies=0]From the Inside[/link] by Takianna

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26377706&brd=10475]J P W Disasters[/link] by earlybird-obi-wan

    [hl=skyblue]#3: "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away"[/hl]

    Write a story, any genre based on the song, [link=http://www.stevesbeatles.com/songs/youve_got_to_hide_your_love_away.asp]"You've Got to Hide Your Love Away"[/link] from the Beatle's musical, "Help!". It does not have to be a songfic, but must include at least four lines from the song. Bonus if you include lines from any of the other songs from "Help!"

    The deadline will be Saturday, May 31, 2008.

    Entries:

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/a/b10476/28376392/]Gather 'Round All You Clones[/link] by Alexis_Wingstar

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/28385422/p1/?1]Something to Remember[/link] by earlybird-obi-wan

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=28475743&brd=10475&start=28478157]Mending a Broken Heart[/link] by Kelia-Lily

    [hl=yellow]#4: Bring Him Home[/hl]

    Use the lyrics of [link=http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/l/les_miserables/bring_him_home.html]"Bring Him Home"[/link] from Les Miserables to inspire any genre writing.

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=28969343&brd=10475]Bring Him Home[/link], by earlybird-obi-wan

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=29098536&brd=10476]Waiting is Its Own Slow Death[/link], by Valairy_Scot

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/29101627/p1/?2]Summers Die[/link], by thesporkbewithyou
     
  6. MarasFire

    MarasFire Jedi Master star 4

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    This is an interesting challenge. I'm in!

    For working in five lines, do you want the lines in a row or just five of the lines scattered throughout the story?
     
  7. LifesAStage-Director

    LifesAStage-Director Jedi Youngling

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    Either way will work. :)
     
  8. Myriad_Daydreams

    Myriad_Daydreams Jedi Master star 4

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    Interesting idea for a thread [face_thinking] I'm definitely camping out here- looks like fun! :D

    In the meantime I'll see what I can do with that challenge... *pokes muse*
     
  9. mavjade

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

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    Awesome idea!!

    I LOVE that song!! I'll have to think about how to work it into a fic!! [face_thinking]

    Now I'm gonna be walking around singing "Thank you very much you Mr. Roboto, For doing the jobs that nobody wants to...
    "...Thank you, Thank you."

    :p
     
  10. Quigonjecca

    Quigonjecca Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I'm going to have to try this challenge. I told my mom about it the other night, and for the rest of the evening she was randomly saying "I'm Kilroy! I'm Kilroy!" and then getting aggravated that I got the song stuck in her head. :p
     
  11. MarasFire

    MarasFire Jedi Master star 4

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    Haha, I youtubed Mr. Roboto during school and everybody was giving me weird looks.
     
  12. LifesAStage-Director

    LifesAStage-Director Jedi Youngling

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    You youtubed during classes? o_O [face_shame_on_you] :p
     
  13. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    love the idea and I will see what I will come up with
     
  14. SabyneAmberle

    SabyneAmberle Jedi Master star 3

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    Wow, I just came up with an awesome idea for this one.

    This could be quite fun. :D
     
  15. MarasFire

    MarasFire Jedi Master star 4

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    Lol, actually no. It was during an afterschool newspaper meeting.
     
  16. Jaina_and_Jag

    Jaina_and_Jag Jedi Master star 5

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    This is a very interesting idea. I'll see if I can come up with something...
     
  17. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I have one piece for the first challenge up [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=28081503&brd=10476]More machine than man[/link]
     
  18. Chukles38

    Chukles38 Jedi Master star 5

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    My subbmission, if you'll have it. :p

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=28094021&brd=10476]Vader's Debut[/link]
     
  19. LifesAStage-Director

    LifesAStage-Director Jedi Youngling

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    So far we have two excellent entries, but there are only three days left until the deadline. Does anyone mind if I post a response to the challenge? It'll be under my main sock Alexis_Wingstar.
     
  20. Chukles38

    Chukles38 Jedi Master star 5

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    I don't. It'd be better to have more than two anyways.
     
  21. Alexis_Wingstar

    Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master star 4

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    Ok, here is my entry: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=28096626&brd=10476&replies=0]Forged in Grief[/link]
     
  22. VaderLVR64

    VaderLVR64 Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Okay, got mine done and posted! :D

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/28098168/p1/?0]Some Measure of Joy[/link]
     
  23. LifesAStage-Director

    LifesAStage-Director Jedi Youngling

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    Cool, now we have four! Hopefully we'll have a few more. The more the merrier.
     
  24. Takianna

    Takianna Jedi Master star 3

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    Missed my chance, had the flu. Hope to get in on another one though!
     
  25. LifesAStage-Director

    LifesAStage-Director Jedi Youngling

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    It is now time to vote on the four fics that have been submitted for this contest. Voting will end Thursday, February 28, and the winners and the new contest will be announced Friday, February 29.
     
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