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Six Words Or Less: Character Study

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Falls_the_Shadow, Mar 16, 2008.

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  1. Falls_the_Shadow

    Falls_the_Shadow Jedi Youngling star 3

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    In light of the ever-expanding material of the Star Wars saga, an exercise in brevity might also illustrate its depth. Brevity also is the soul of fan fic that can be completed in a reasonable length of time despite full-time obligations.

    The format is taken from this inspiration:
    http://www.smithmag.net/sixwords/
    Six-Word Memoirs: The Legend
    Legend has it that Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only six words. His response? ?For sale: baby shoes, never worn.?

    Note that the character's name does not count towards the word count.

    Era: Open to all eras, but I think the Saga Era will be the most fertile ground.

    Example:

    Chosen, yet rarely chose wisely.
    Anakin Skywalker
     
  2. Alexis_Wingstar

    Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master star 4

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    Um, I hate to say this, but isn't that seven words?

    Cool idea for a thread, btw. :)
     
  3. dianethx

    dianethx Jedi Master star 6

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    That was fun.

    Qui-Gon: Noble Jedi skewered by fate.

    Yoda: So certain he was. Fool!

    Jacen: Destroyed by his own hand
     
  4. Onoto

    Onoto Jedi Knight star 5

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    Obi-Wan - The perfect Jedi who failed anyway.

    Han Solo - Scruffy exterior, but nerfherder at heart.

    R2-D2 - Only whistles and beeps; still chatty.


    Edit: dianethx, I love the Qui-Gon one![face_laugh]

    Edit the sequel: 'Cuz I can't spell.
     
  5. Alexis_Wingstar

    Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master star 4

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    Mara Jade: Firey in spirit and hair.
     
  6. thesporkbewithyou

    thesporkbewithyou Jedi Master star 4

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    Very cool. This is sort of like a very condensed version of a drabble.

    Anakin Solo: Gone, yet not forgotten

    C-3PO: Fussy and overbearing, yet invaluable
     
  7. Alexis_Wingstar

    Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master star 4

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    Palpatine: Shocked, he fell down the hole.
     
  8. The Musical Jedi

    The Musical Jedi Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Onoto, I love your Obi-Wan one. [face_love]
     
  9. jedi_of_ennth

    jedi_of_ennth Jedi Master star 4

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    Two for Zekk:

    Forever damned by loss and love.

    But she still doesn't love him.
     
  10. Onoto

    Onoto Jedi Knight star 5

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    Thanks! I like this exercise quite a bit. It helped me with an OC just a little bit ago, so I'm ecstatic. In a similar vein: love the Palps one, Alexis!


    Mace Windu - Second baddest dude. (Not good enough.)

    Chewbacca - Big walking carpet and true friend.

    Padmé - Emotion topples what reason builds.

    Tarkin - Should not have destroyed Alderaan. Karma.

    Lando - Slimy and smooth combined as cool.

    Dexter Jettster - Information and grease. Only at Dex's!

    Darth Vader - Twisted circle leads to good.
     
  11. Tarsier

    Tarsier Jedi Master star 4

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    I love this thread! I really like your Padmé one, Onoto.

    Mara Jade (Emperor's Hand) - Servant to Darkness, never Dark herself.

    Anakin Skywalker - Freed when young, saved before death.
     
  12. Alexis_Wingstar

    Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master star 4

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    Thank you, Onoto, all of yours are terrific. I especially loved Dexter Jexter's and Tarken's.

    Luke Skywalker: From naive farmboy to Grand Master.
     
  13. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    Leia: Feisty fighter, charming to the last.
     
  14. thesporkbewithyou

    thesporkbewithyou Jedi Master star 4

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    Alexis, I snorted my drink through my nose when I read your Palpatine one. Hysterical!

    Onoto, your Chewy and Tarkin were great too.

    Myn Donos: In memorandum, the Talon Squad

    Lara Notsil: Loyal Wraith from beginning to end

    Hobbie Klivian: Always mournful, but never in mourning

    Wes Janson: Behind youthful eyes, deadly cunning

    Nelani: Short life sacrificed for the "greater good"
     
  15. Onoto

    Onoto Jedi Knight star 5

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    Thanks for the compliments, y'all. I've read lots of good ones, too.

    Anakin Skywalker - A mama's boy at heart.

    Watto - No money, no parts, no deal.

    Jabba the Hutt - Slaves in bikinis need shorter leashes.

    Boba Fett - His father's son. And his clone.
     
  16. divapilot

    divapilot Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Zakkariaz Ghent: Always seems one beat behind the
     
  17. Jinngerbread

    Jinngerbread Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Onoto, love the Jabba the Hutt one! [face_laugh][face_laugh][face_laugh]

    This is a great idea for a thread :D Talk about condensed fiction :D

    Qui-Gon Jinn:
    Stubborn maverick yet follows the Force.

    Padawan Obi-Wan:
    Struggles to please, never breaking rules.

    Anakin Skywalker:
    Reckless and loving, dangerous if provoked.

    Han Solo:
    Best smuggler around, former Imperial cadet.

    Oola: Tasty dinner for rancor, like chicken.

    Threepio Prissiness at it's best, of course!

    Artoo Resourceful and loyal little astromech droid.

    Luke Skywalker Believed in goodness, redeemed lost soul.
     
  18. Ceillean

    Ceillean Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Kyp Durron-- Arrogant but gets the job done. :)
     
  19. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Jerec-- quest for power Lost Jedi-ghosts freed

    Kyle Katarn -- Imperial became Jedi fulfilled his destiny

    Jocasta Nu -- haughty, archives complete no planet missing

     
  20. BaronCoop

    BaronCoop Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Sounds kind of like a haiku, so I will do both, for your reading amusement:

    Wedge Antilles: No Force, still second best pilot

    And a Haiku (Imagine your own Japanese spiritual music in the background)

    Wedge had no Force but,
    Even Vader could not kill.
    Two Death Stars no match.

    Isard tried her best,
    Rogue Squadron too much for her.
    Lusankya dies.

    Even old age can't,
    Rebellion hero fights on.
    Geezer still kicks ass.

    Wow, a three-part haiku epic! Oh yeah, I got skillz. ;)
     
  21. JadeSolo

    JadeSolo Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Geezer still kicks ass.

    [face_laugh] You know those old people. So feisty!


    Han: Scruffy space cowboy and gunslinger extraordinaire.

    Palpatine: Wrinkled old madman cackles; galaxy suffers.

    Greedo: Looking for more money; crispy end.
     
  22. RK_Striker_JK_5

    RK_Striker_JK_5 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Lusa: So much potential, so much waste.

    Anakin Solo: Savior of the Vong, Voxyn killer.

    Tenel Ka: One armed, still kicks your butt.
     
  23. The_Face

    The_Face Ex-Manager star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I've seen this exercise about the internet lately. Riffing on the famous Hemingway...


    For sale: Decorum, never used. - Han
     
  24. dianethx

    dianethx Jedi Master star 6

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    These have been great!
     
  25. Onoto

    Onoto Jedi Knight star 5

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    [face_laugh] out loud.
     
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