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Challenge Mini-Games Challenge (Now Open For Challenges!)

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Briannakin , Mar 15, 2020.

  1. Briannakin

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

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    Mini-Games Challenge!
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    Welcome one and all to the mini-games challenge! This idea came to me as I (and I hope many others) will be practicing “social distancing” during the current pandemic. Variety is important to keeping sane during times of isolation, so this came out of a desire to have more choice in writing challenges. Think of this as Mario Party mini-games or a carnival of writing challenges; along the same lines as a “Writer’s Block Breaker” thread, but less prompt-like inspiration, more challenge-like.

    How this will work:


    Anyone can post a challenge!*(see rule 1) Please see below for the types of challenges preferred. I will keep an index of challenges below, but each individual challenge post should also include an index of submissions. Please quote the challenge you are signing up for (if applicable) or submitting a fic for.

    What types of challenges can I post?

    Keep it small and relatively basic, but this really is the chance for those niche challenges that would otherwise might not see a ton of participants to be posted (though you can also make it broad). Or to allow people who might not want the full responsibility of hosting a challenge to get their feet wet in creating a challenge. If you are from the pre-move times, you might remember all the character and ‘ship threads we had, all hosting a challenge – this is your time to bring back your Ben Skywalker/Jysella Horn specific challenge. Force people to write poetry! Make it specific to a character, relationship, media, etc. But also remember, these are ‘mini-games’ so keep it basic and fun. If posting a “pick a number” challenge, please limit it to 5 entries.

    But please try not to make it too boring (IE simple prompts). Think more complex than the drabble challenge, but not quite as in-depth as the dare challenge. Typical song or quote challenges are the area we are aiming for.


    Rules


    1. Everyone gets one ‘freebee’ challenge – meaning they do not need my approval to post. After this, you must PM me (Briannakin) for my approval on future challenges - this is mostly to prevent over-spamming of challenges that might be too simple or confusing – but we do want lots of variety in this thread.

    2. Explain your challenge. It can be your personal inspiration for the challenge or an explanation of the music genre/long-lost ship/etc that is the basis of the challenge. It doesn’t have to be long, just let people know what they are getting into.

    3. Do be offended if someone passes by your challenge – some things just don’t spark other’s muses

    4. Sign up for as many challenges as you wish

    5. You may combine challenges if that is what strikes your muse’s fancy, just make sure you quote all applicable challenges.

    6. I wont keep this thread open for new challenges indefinitely, but story submissions can still be made.


    Have fun!
     
  2. Briannakin

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

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  3. Briannakin

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

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    Teenage Briannakin’s Late 2000s Emo/Punk-Rock Song Roulette!

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    Well… this is going to be embarrassing. I recently found my hot pink iPod Nano from ~2008. As you can expect, it’s filled with the most Emo, hardcore songs you can imagine. So I picked 5 of them (the classics) and made a roulette, so you can indulge any characters or fandom in some extreme angst, anarchy… or just the archetype of teenage cringe (including ridiculous bangs). Use the song to inspire you or use the title or lyrics however you may chose. Because some of these just don’t make sense (if in doubt, just write Vader).

    1. Mira_Jade Fall Out Boy - Sugar We're Goin Down
    Fic: We're Going Down Swinging
    2. TheRynJedi - Slipknot - Snuff
    3. hitokiri-black - Three Days Grace - Pain
    4.
    5. devilinthedetails - Thirty Seconds to Mars – “The Kill”
     
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  4. Briannakin

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

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    OC/OC Challenge!

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    When I first began writing fanfic, I wasn’t much for romances, original characters, let alone original characters in relationships with original characters. Yet here I am, 10 years later, almost exclusively writing OC/OC. Funny how that works. Anyways, my muse is eternally grateful we have the more general MMM and OTP challenges which work for OC/OC writers as well as CC writers, but I wanted to take this opportunity to show some love, and challenge, OC/OC writers specifically.

    I’m going to give you a (longer) prompt with a few variants (anyone can pick whatever they want, or you can have a number generator give you something at random). You must write a romantic fic with your OC/OC paring, BUT (1) ALL other characters must be CC and (2) you must write it in a way in which people unfamiliar with your OCs will understand what is going on.


    Prompt:

    On their way to a [romantic picnic, government dinner/ball, seminar, couples therapy] our romantic duo get waylaid by [a crashing vehicle, fowl weather, allergies, a fire nation attack (or equivalent)]. It’s alright, because one saves the other with [pure dumb luck, last minute shopping trip, mounted beast, a cooking utensil], but not before one of the two utters the phrase:
    [-‘always the damsel in distress’
    -‘what kind of demands are these?’
    -‘Look at what I made!’
    -‘I’ve never loved you more!”]

    In the end, because our romantic duo gets to [cuddle, share an awkward kiss, pose for a incredible photo, drink to old times].

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  5. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Great idea, @Briannakin! I'll take one of your emo/punk song roulettes, and go with lucky number 5:)

    For my own challenge, I'll do a Mulan Quote Challenge since I really love Mulan and was looking forward to seeing the live action version in theaters before the coronavirus scare. So this will be my Mulan tribute in honor of my favorite Disney princess. @};-

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    This challenge will be a roulette challenge where competitors pick a number between one and five to receive an excellent quote to inspire a Star Wars or non Star Wars fanfiction of any genre and length. I'm excited to see what stories Mulan quotes can inspire:

    1. An awesome song lyric from Mulan's walk through the garden after meeting the matchmaker: “Now I see, that if I were truly to be myself, I would break my family's heart. Who is the girl I see, staring straight back at me? Why is my reflection someone I don't know? Somehow I cannot hide who I am though I've tried. When will my reflection show who I am inside? When will my reflection show who I am inside?” Claimed by @Kit' .
    2. A stirring soldier lyric: “We must be swift as a coursing river with all the force of a great typhoon with all the strength of a raging fire, mysterious as the dark side of the moon.” Claimed by @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha.
    3. From the emperor: “A single grain of rice can tip the scale. One man may be the difference between victory and defeat." Claimed by @Raissa Baiard.
    4. A moving statement from Mulan's father upon her return home after saving China: “The greatest gift and honor is having you for a daughter.” Claimed by @Mira_Jade.
    5. Another gem from the Emperor: "The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of them all.” Claimed by @teamhansolo.

    Nota Bene: Since all the quotes have been claimed (yay[face_dancing]) I've decided to open up the challenge to anyone in the sense that if you see a quote that inspires you and you write a story on it, just post a link in this thread to let me know, and I'll add your story to the index of submitted stores below. Thank you!

    Index of Submitted Stories:

    Chasing the Bright Elusive by @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha ("We must be swift as a coursing river, with all the force of a great typhoon with all the strength of a raging fire, mysterious as the dark side of the moon.”)

    "The flower that blooms in adversity is the most beautiful and rare of them all" by @teamhansolo ("The flower that blooms in adversity is the most beautiful and rare of them all")


     
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  6. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Chosen One star 4

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    Okay, this is one that I came up with the other day when @Findswoman mentioned a list of tarot card related prompts:
    The Idiot’s Array Sabacc Card Challenge!
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    As well as being used for the game of the same name, sabacc cards could be used for divination and cartomancy. Besides the regular suit cards (staves, flasks, coins and sabers), there were eight “face cards” with figures or symbols on them. Each card had a specific meaning in such fortune telling.

    Care to take a chance? Draw a card, find your fortune, write a story based on its meaning!

    1.@theRynJedi, Commander of Staves: A messenger on a fool's errand.
    2.@briannakin, Six of Sabers: a journey’s end: What's Next?
    3. @mysterycultist , The Destroyed Starship: cataclysmic changes in the near future, death and destruction
    4.@WarmNyota_SweetAyesha, The Satellite: a lot of fairly nasty things...deception, deceit, betrayal : Fractured Ties
    5. @devilinthedetails , The Wheel: luck, both good and bad, the beginning and the ending of things, random chance: The Shape of Life
    6. @Kahara, The Universe: the subject will have the opportunity to do everything he or she wanted to do.
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    Also, @devilinthedetails, may I have quote #3?
     
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  7. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    @Raissa Baiard Yay, for my first participant in the Mulan Challenge! =D=

    Quote number 3 is from the emperor: “A single grain of rice can tip the scale. One man may be the difference between victory and defeat.”

    For your challenge, may I have whatever card #5 is? Thank you:)
     
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  8. Briannakin

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

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    YES! We've got some good challenges started!! I'm going to try not to overload my muse since it's just starting to peek out again.

    I can't resist a 'fate' challenge. I'll flip over card number 2!
     
  9. Briannakin

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

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  10. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Chosen One star 4

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    @devilinthedetails Your card is: The Wheel, which implies “luck, both good and bad, the beginning and the ending of things, random chance”.
    (and I like my quote; it has a very Jedi vibe to it! I hope I can come up with something that won’t bring dishonor on my cow ;)[face_cow])

    @Briannakin You get my favorite the Six of Sabers, which means “a journey’s end”.
     
  11. Pandora

    Pandora Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Classical Music Roulette Challenge.

    Yes, you read that correctly.



    My angst is so strong that metal isn't quite--well, metal enough to contain it. Only something like a Beethoven symphony will do for my soundtrack.

    It's time to choose: you pick a number, and I give you a piece of European classical music to inspire your story. Since there are but five numbers, and five songs, I was limited in what variety I could provide, but I can at the least assure you they are not *all* by 19th century German composers.

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    1.
    2.
    3. Mira_Jade Felix Mendelssohn - Hebrides Overture (Fingal's Cave)
    4. Kahara Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 ("Eroica") Finale
    5. Findswoman Claude Debussy - Clair de Lune
     
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  12. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Game Host Who Loves Fanfics & RPGs star 7

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  13. Kit'

    Kit' Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [mention]Briannakin [/mention] this is amazing! Thank you! Also definitely taking part in the romance challenge!

    [mention]devilinthedetails [/mention] could I please have the number 1 for the Mulan challenge?


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  14. divapilot

    divapilot Force Ghost star 4

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    Here we go! The James Bond Quote Challenge!

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    Pick a number and I will give you an iconic line from 007 himself. Extra props for incorporating the line into your story, but you can just be inspired by it, too. Genre, characters and length are up to you. Star Wars or NSW, but it would be cool to see an NSW that is NOT a James Bond movie.

    1. "Why is it that people who can't take advice always insist on giving it?" (Casino Royale, 2006) claimed by @TheRynJedi
    2.
    3. "Oh, I travel -- sort of a licensed trouble-shooter." (Thunderball, 1965) claimed by @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha
    "Holding Fast to What Matters"
    4. "They say you’re judged by the strength of your enemies." (Quantum of Solace, 2008) claimed by @Briannakin
    5. "Shaken, not stirred" from Goldfinger (1964) claimed by @Kahara
     
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  15. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Game Host Who Loves Fanfics & RPGs star 7

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    @divapilot -- this is tooooooo cool!

    Can I have #3 please?
     
  16. divapilot

    divapilot Force Ghost star 4

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    You got it!
    #3 in the James Bond Quote Challenge is: "Oh, I travel -- sort of a licensed trouble-shooter." (Thunderball, 1965)
     
  17. Briannakin

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

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    I have an idea already for the Sabacc card challenge (and the prompt is just perfect for me! I must say), I gotta do this:

    Having written a NSW (not Bond) with a Bond quote, I gotta see if I can do it again. I'll take #4!
     
  18. divapilot

    divapilot Force Ghost star 4

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    @Briannakin
    Perfect! Your quote is: "They say you’re judged by the strength of your enemies." (Quantum of Solace, 2008)
     
  19. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Game Host Who Loves Fanfics & RPGs star 7

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    Missing Scene Challenge

    Write a vignette, short story, or longer featuring a missing scene from SW any era or continuity (Legends or NEU) that you wish had happened or think could have happened. It could be crucial to later events or smaller in the scheme of things but still have a ripple effect.

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    Index
     
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  20. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Yay, more sign-ups for the Mulan Challenge![face_dancing]

    @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Behind lucky number two, we have a stirring soldier lyric: “We must be swift as a coursing river with all the force of a great typhoon with all the strength of a raging fire, mysterious as the dark side of the moon.”

    @Kit' Behind lucky number one, you have another awesome song lyric from Mulan's walk through the garden after meeting the matchmaker: “Now I see, that if I were truly to be myself, I would break my family's heart. Who is the girl I see, staring straight back at me? Why is my reflection someone I don't know? Somehow I cannot hide who I am though I've tried. When will my reflection show who I am inside? When will my reflection show who I am inside?”
     
  21. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Chosen One star 4

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    Your card is: The Satellite implying "a lot of fairly nasty things...deception, deceit, betrayal."
     
  22. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The Fanfic Manager With The Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    THIS IS ALREADY TOO AWESOME FOR WORDS!!!! @Briannakin , you are our very own evil genius!!

    For now I'm just happy to cherry pick inspiration while I think of a challenge of my own. This is exactly what my muse needed to kick its current DRL funk. :D So!!

    I'll take number one! Betcha all these were on my own iPod at one point in the 2000s, too. [face_laugh] [face_mischief]

    Number four, please? [face_batting]

    Oooh, number three for me, thank you ever so much!!! [face_love]
     
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  23. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Yay, another taker on the Mulan Challenge[face_party]

    @Mira_Jade Your quote is the moving statement Mulan's father makes to her after she returns from saving China: “The greatest gift and honor is having you for a daughter.”
     
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  24. Briannakin

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

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    You got: Fall Out Boy - Sugar We're Goin Down
     
  25. Pandora

    Pandora Jedi Grand Master star 4

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