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Challenge Poetry Inspiration Challenge—More poems available

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Findswoman, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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    Poems sent, and index updated. Woo-hoo! :D

    Once again, if anyone who's taken a number so far doesn't like the poem they received, or would prefer to try another one, just let me know, and we can set that up.
     
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  2. Jade_Pilot

    Jade_Pilot Jedi Master star 5

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    Is #1 still open?
     
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  3. Annia Piet

    Annia Piet Jedi Knight star 2

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    Just posted my response to this challenge here: Like Stone
     
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  4. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

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  5. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost star 6

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  6. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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    Index updated—thanks so much for posting! :)
     
  7. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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    Sorry, hope no one minds this double post—I just wanted to give a quick clarification of some rules for this challenge. It is OK to ask for a second poem—but please, do so only after you've finished and posted your response to the first poem you got, and please no more than two each so that there will be enough to go around.

    Thanks, and sorry for any confusion!
     
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  8. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Game Host Who Loves Fanfics & RPGs star 7 VIP - Game Host

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    LOL Thanks. That's why I'm reining in my urge to ask for a third. [face_laugh] [face_mischief]
     
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  9. aleja2

    aleja2 Jedi Master star 2

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  10. SeparatistSympathizer

    SeparatistSympathizer Jedi Youngling

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    If it's still available, might I take #2? I'd like to take a crack at it.
     
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  11. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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    Yes, indeed it is still available—I've sent the PM and updated the index. :)

    Four more left, if anyone else out there is interested! :D
     
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  12. leiamoody

    leiamoody Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I finally came up with a response:

    Epiphany
     
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  13. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    Can't wait to take a look at that tonight. :D
     
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  14. whiskers

    whiskers Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'll go ahead and take #10.
     
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  15. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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    Hi everyone—I hope no one minds if I just write to check in quickly on how things are going for those who have not yet contributed a story to this challenge.

    Now, this is in no wise intended to rush anyone, and it's still the case that there is NO DEADLINE WHATSOEVER. But I do remember a few folks mentioning that they were stuck on coming up with stories based on the poems they received (I myself being one of them [face_blush]). Thus I wondered if a little discussion and brainstorming might help—sometimes just talking things like this through with other writers can be enough to set the muse in motion. Do let me know. :)

    (Mods, I hope this kind of thing is all right in a challenge thread of this kind. If it's not, I'll delete this post without argument.)
     
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  16. whiskers

    whiskers Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Still working on mine. It grew larger than I anticipated, to be honest.
     
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  17. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

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    Larger than anticipated, some of my favorite words [face_laugh]
     
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  18. divapilot

    divapilot Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I still have mine. I have a vague idea where it is going but nothing concrete has coalesced so far. I can't say when I will get it done, but it's mulling.

    I've taken the general theme of the poem and a significant line that kind of encapsulates that theme. Now I need to figure out which characters best represent that theme and apply it to them. (My stories usually work from the character outward.)
     
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  19. JadeLotus

    JadeLotus Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'm still mulling over mine - I want to write something less obvious but am still waiting for inspiration to strike.
     
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  20. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Game Host Who Loves Fanfics & RPGs star 7 VIP - Game Host

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    SQUEE for the obvious too especially when L/M are involved [face_laugh] :cool:
     
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  21. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    Give it time, don't hurry. :)
     
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  22. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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    Thanks for the updates, everyone. Ewok Poet gives excellent advice for all: don't rush, give it time! Again, there's no deadline here.


    That's completely fine—there's no length limit either. I look forward to seeing what you have come up with for yours (you got a very famous one). :)


    I have a few guesses about what that line might be; the poet you got is good with encapsulating big, cosmic themes in pithy, concise statements. :cool: And I'd be curious to hear if my guesses are correct—but only if you don't mind sharing (it can be by PM, too).

    As for the characters representing the theme, it seems that could go a couple different ways: it could be (a) someone you believe is an example of that significant line, or (b) someone who believes in the sentiment expressed therein, or (c) both. (But this is assuming I'm thinking of the same line you are, and I might not be.)


    Just by way of brainstorming, here are a couple of paths you might take for a less obvious interpretation of your poem:

    (a) Your poem (also very famous!) makes the speaker's gender very clear, and ditto for the person being spoken about. One thing to do could be to reverse them. And, indeed, for some of the principal pairings in the SW universe, those sentiments would arguably be even more in character with the genders opposite. :cool:

    (b) If you want to take a darker approach, the poem you got could be even interpreted as an instance of negging.

    Hope this is helpful at least to start, and I'm glad to discuss any of this or any of the poems with anyone who likes. :)
     
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  23. Admiral Volshe

    Admiral Volshe Force Ghost star 10

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    Findswoman , are these still open if we want to pick one? I just saw this! :)
     
  24. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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    Most certainly, Volshe! You're welcome to pick any number on the list in the first post that doesn't have someone's name next to it already. :)
     
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  25. Admiral Volshe

    Admiral Volshe Force Ghost star 10

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    Yay! Thanks! :D
    #14's bugging me (all alone, it's like the last kid in PE :p) so I'll go with that.