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Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Monday_Mush_Mania, Jul 9, 2018.

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  1. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Game Host star 7 VIP - Game Host

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    Yes, @ThisIsMe1138 ... For example, if the prompt is the word journey, you can write 100 words taking that word literally or symbolically. E.g., a family vacation versus a growing up experience.
     
  2. ThisIsMe1138

    ThisIsMe1138 Chosen One star 6

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    Okay, that makes sense.... I'll work on getting my muse to catch on ;)
     
  3. Monday_Mush_Mania

    Monday_Mush_Mania Jedi Master star 1

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    No, you can mix and match characters and eras within sets however you'd like. As far as mixing fandoms, in the UDC, the rule was that for Multifandom entries, Star Wars drabbles must be posted on the Star Wars side of things and non-Star Wars drabbles were posted in NSWFF. However, I believe that some people mixed fandoms within the NSWFF drabbles (e.g., you could have a LOTR, Harry Potter and Marvel drabble in the same set, if you want)
    Yes, that's pretty much it! Here's an example:

    Impulse
    The luminous orchid was just off the path, just out of reach, high enough that I'd have to jump to pick it. I don't know exactly why, but I did.

    "Why that one?" Mara asked, as I tucked it in her hair.

    I knew what she meant--it wasn't the biggest flower or the fanciest orchid. There were a lot of others that would have been easier to get. But this one was the right one. "Because it glows the brightest, just like you."

    Mara's smile lit up the clearing. When she kissed me, it made the Force glow, too.

    Hope that helps; let me know if you have more questions. :)
     
  4. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

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  5. ThisIsMe1138

    ThisIsMe1138 Chosen One star 6

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    Yep, that's great, thanks! [face_love]
     
  6. moosemousse

    moosemousse CR Emeritus: FF-UK South star 6

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    I started writing my fic and I forgot when the date was, so I started worrying that I'd missed it. Glad to see I have plenty of time. [face_dancing]

    Edit: I'm kinda nervous though as I haven't written anything in years. [face_worried]
     
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  7. Mira_Jade

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

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    I've got my Spoonfuls of Mush thread up and running on the SW side of things! "The Look of Love" is now a go. [face_love] [face_dancing] I'm working on my NSWFF answer to the challenge too, but my drabbles have become, well, erm, ficlets - so I will check back in with you guys when I can actually follow the rules as directed. :p :rolleyes::oops:[face_blush]

    But, for the new discussion, which I love! [face_love]

    I am going to be completely unoriginal, and go with Jane Austen's proposal scene in Pride & Prejudice - both of them, really. ;) And both Jane Eyre's proposal scene and then "reader, I married him." I don't often go for hardcore romance in my entertainment, but when I do, those are the greats for me! Donna's "I wouldn't stop for red lights" in TWW, and both Sam and Frodo's "I can't carry the Ring, but I can carry you"/"here at the end of all things, I'm glad I'm with you," dialogue on the slopes of Mount Doom kills me every time.

    Then. for Star Wars, everything about Han and Leia's "I love you"/"I Know" and Luke and Mara's confession of love in VoTF will always be a ringer for my heart. You just can't beat it! [face_love]

    I feel like there are so many more examples out there - maybe even better examples, but those are the first ones which jumped to mind. [face_love]
     
  8. mavjade

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

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    I'm terrible at drabbles, but I'm going to give it a shot!

    Discussion: Do you have a favorite “mushy moment” from film/TV or fiction?

    Oh man, I do! A lot of them, but I'll try to contain myself!


    As most everyone probably already knows (and Mira already mentioned) "I wouldn't stop for red lights" on The West Wing. And it's a great example of mush between two people who aren't in a romantic relationship. There are feelings there, but they can't/won't act on them, but it's still very mushy.
    (If you've not watched the show, the school girl outfit comment isn't as gross as it seems. That's their relationship, it's not a normal boss/assistant relationship, that's for sure.)



    Brother's and Sisters when Kevin proposes to Scotty who says "because I changed the lightbulbs" and Kevin says "I even love the things about you that I hate, because you make me feel like I don't have to be anyone other than who I am. And to me, that feels like family."
    It's my very favorite tv/movie proposal.



    Love Actually when Jamie goes to find Aurelia and he's learned Portuguese to be able to talk with her, and she learned English "Just in cases."



    And of course, "I love you" "I know"
     
  9. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    My cold heart likes that one, too. <3 <3 <3 It's realistic. We do "thinks" just in "cases". We all do. <3
     
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  10. moosemousse

    moosemousse CR Emeritus: FF-UK South star 6

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    Out of curiosity, what are current word counts? I'm just over 1k so far, so I think I'm doing ok.

    Also, would it be OK if I compiled all the entries into an ebook? Not sure how I'd share it, but I think it'd be neat.
     
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  11. Monday_Mush_Mania

    Monday_Mush_Mania Jedi Master star 1

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    Happy Mushy Monday!

    I don't have a discussion topic this week, but if anyone has something they'd like to discuss, feel free to chime in!

    @moosemousse, I don't think there'd be a problem with creating an ebook collection as long as you got the individual authors' permission to include them. As far as sharing the ebook, perhaps someone who's familiar with ebooking could offer suggestions? Paging @Findswoman ...

    Spoonfuls of Mush, Set #2
    Get ready to get your "d'awwwww" on for these :D
    1. Warm
    2. Fuzzy
    3. Sweet
    4. Cute
    5. Snuggle
     
  12. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    @Monday_Mush_Mania: Do I have to do all the spoon sets or can I do which ever ones I connect with?
     
  13. Monday_Mush_Mania

    Monday_Mush_Mania Jedi Master star 1

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    After giving it some thought, since our goal is to encourage mush writing and spread warm and fuzzy feelings,I think it's fine to relax the rules and allow sets to be posted in any order. I've changed the rules to reflect this. :)
     
  14. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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    Sorry to be tardy in replying to this. I’ve seen folks use Google Drive and Dropbox links for sharing this sort of thing; that’s where I’d start. By the way, @moosemousse , what do you use for making ebooks? I’ve had very good results with calibre.
     
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  15. moosemousse

    moosemousse CR Emeritus: FF-UK South star 6

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    I do have Google Drive, so I'll drop them there. Thanks. :) I think it's Calibre that I've got. I've used it for converting stuff before, whatever it is I've got.
     
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  16. ThisIsMe1138

    ThisIsMe1138 Chosen One star 6

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    Okay, I have just started writing my drabbles, but I will try to catch up... wish me luck!! :D

    Question: Are the drabbles supposed to me romantic-ish?
     
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  17. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Chosen One star 4

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    They can be any kind of mush you like-- family, friendship or romantic.
     
  18. ThisIsMe1138

    ThisIsMe1138 Chosen One star 6

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    Okay, cool... I am working on my first one right now :D I am still a bit confused as to how to post, but, oh well, I'll figure that out when I'm done the set :p

    ...21 minutes later... I have 5 different versions of the first drabble and am still not satisfied with any... this could take longer than I thought ;)
     
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  19. Tarsier

    Tarsier Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    For sharing stories, I haven't used it a lot, but I know DeviantArt allows you to share PDFs.

    Possible discussion question: I often see "fluff" used with or in a similar context as "mush." What are your definitions of fluff, and how is it similar to or different from mush?
     
  20. ThisIsMe1138

    ThisIsMe1138 Chosen One star 6

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    Hello everyone :) Someone tell me if this is against the rules, but can someone just clarify as to whether this qualifies as "mush' or not? I am kind of worried...


    1. Surprise [Han/Leia]
    >>> Surprise: [noun] - an unexpected or astonishing event, fact or thing <<<

    As Coruscant slowly rotated and the lights of the spacescrapers began to flicker on in time with the planet’s rigidly controlled environmental schedule, Leia entered the air-taxi station on the Senate level. A barely-dormant headache settling behind her forehead, she leaned against the bench and felt her eyelids droop; they didn’t open until the uneven hum of a speeder woke her from her doze.

    Blearily, she blinked, sure that it was just the drowsiness and sleep that had changed the taxi driver for the image of her husband. But when he flashed his lopsided grin, any doubts disappeared.

    “Surprise, sweetheart.”
     
  21. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    @ThisIsMe1138, You have tons of support around here and I am here to tell you not to overthink it.:D Han surprising Leia by picking her up, especially on a day when she is having a headache, is mush enough. [face_love] You can do it. Now, I have to determine if I can.[face_nail_biting]:p
     
  22. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

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    @ThisIsMe1138 -- that was delightful as everything else you've written... full of warmth and yummily in character. =D= [:D]
     
  23. Mira_Jade

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

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    Hello, all! I am happy to share my second set of mushy spoonfuls right here!

    And where is everyone else's threads, that said?? These are so inspiring and uplifting to write. Let the happy feelings flow, fellow authors; you can do it! ;) [face_dancing][face_love]
     
  24. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    Finally realised my problem with this thread. A triggering word in its name. :(
     
  25. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    Not unusual. A lot of people who work, profess a dislike for "Mondays".