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Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Mira_Jade , Sep 30, 2022.

  1. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The (FavoriteTM) Fanfic Mod With the Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Welcome, fellow Fanficers!

    We are here to celebrate the addition of Findswoman and devilinthedetails to our Fanfic modding team (more information here) with the time-honored tradition of a Mod!Challenge! We welcome you to grab your pens, summon your muses, and join us in . . .

    The Mods' Something Borrowed, Something New Challenge!

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    What is the challenge, exactly?


    The challenge, should you accept, is simple. Pick one of the slots in the list below, and you will be assigned a prompt to inspire a story. We have three tiers of difficulty to choose from. With the first tier, you will be assigned three prompts; with the second tier, five prompts; and with the third tier, eight prompts.


    What kind of prompts are we talking?

    That's the Mod element of this Mod!Challenge. [face_mischief] The prompts will all be elements taken from previous stories that the mods have written in order to inspire new stories! From each tier, you can expect:
    • Three Prompt Tier: a trope; a line of dialogue; and three words
    • Five Prompt Tier: a trope; a line of dialogue; three words; a picture; and a random story element
    • Eight Prompt Tier: a trope; a line of dialogue; three words; a picture; a random story element; a setting element; an old mod element; and a new mod element


    How long will the challenge last?

    The challenge starts today, and you will have until midnight, November 27th to post your responses.


    Okay, I'm in! What else should I know?

    1. When you post your story, please indicate that it is a Mod!Challenge response somewhere in your title bar. Also, we welcome you to share a link here so that we can add your story to the Index.

    2. Include your challenge elements in the notes for your story, so that we can ooh and aah over your creative brilliance!

    3. That said, you do not have to include every prompt in your story. Just keep in mind that how many of the elements you use and how you manage to use them will affect our judging. (More information on that below.)

    4. This challenge has no word restrictions; you may be as succinct or verbose as you like. However, keep in mind that only what you post as of November 27th will count towards the judging if you decide to write an epic.

    5. The prompts are all fandom friendly, so we welcome NSW as well as SW stories.

    6. For now, we ask that you only sign up for one slot. After you post your first entry, you may pick subsequent slots, with the restriction that you write only one story per tier. More slots may be added on request, though it might take us a few days to put new prompts together.

    5. As always, the TOS applies, which you fine folks already know!


    What's this about judging?

    At the end of the challenge, the mods will choose their favorite story in each tier. We will base our judging on the number of prompts you were able to incorporate in your response, and your creativity in utilizing those prompts.

    Also, there will be a bonus prize at the end of the challenge. We will post the master list of prompts, and you will have the opportunity to guess which prompt came from each mod. Whoever has the most correct guesses will be our bonus winner! (We thought that this would be a fun way to get to know both your new and old mods a little better. ;))


    This sounds awesome, but you mentioned prizes?

    Yes, there are going to be prizes for the winners of this challenge! The winner in each tier will receive: 72 hours of colors for Tier 1; 5 days of colors for Tier 2; and 1 week of colors for Tier 3. Our bonus challenge winner will receive 48 hours of colors.


    Wait, what about the mods? How can they participate?

    This is where we welcome you to give as good as you get! We want to join in on the fun and learn something about you in return! If you're interested in challenging us, please help your fellow users put together a mega-prompt for each of us using Tier 2's format (a trope; a line of dialogue; three words; a picture; and a random story element).

    We want as many of you to participate in this as possible, so please provide only ONE or TWO elements to start. This is going to be done on a first come, first serve basis to fill in the sign-up sheet below. However, we will open this up so that you many contribute more elements if we don't get enough submissions our first time around. We will then divvy up your submissions and write our own responses to your challenge!

    Remember, these should be elements FROM YOUR OWN STORIES. Please include the story your element is from when you post your suggestions in this thread.

    As a last note, for those who may be interested, we recommend using Pixabay for finding royalty free stock photos.


    Is that it? Are we good to go?

    You are good to go . . . now! Have fun, and may the muses be with you!

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  2. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The (FavoriteTM) Fanfic Mod With the Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Sign Up to be Challenged by the Mods!

    Tier One (3 prompts)
    1. Kit'
    Trope: Alternate Timeline
    Words: Opalescent, Mitigate, Haunt
    Dialogue: "Thanks, ungrateful offspring."
    2.
    3. Raissa Baiard
    Trope: The Matchmaker
    Words: Dust, Presumptuous, Simmer
    Dialogue: "You're way too tough and stringy."
    4. Mira Grau
    • Trope: Magical Girl
    • Words: Nascent, Attar, Confection
    • Dialogue: "You belong to no one but yourself.”
    5. Gabri_Jade
    6.
    7. pronker
    Trope: People in Rubber Suits
    Words: Eschew, Forget, Shrewd
    Dialogue: "I can tell you from experience, that doesn't always work."
    8.
    9.
    10.

    Tier Two (5 prompts)
    1. Pandora
    Trope: Moment Killer
    Words: Aversion, Caustic, Threshold
    Dialogue: "Or maybe it was just my imagination."
    Random Story Element: Chronically Late
    Picture:
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    2. amidalachick
    Trope: Oracular Urchin
    Words: Vitriol, Arboreal, Glyph
    Dialogue: "For if there is peace--real, lasting peace--what need is there then for peacekeepers?"
    Random Story Element: Distant voices singing
    Picture:
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    3. Thumper09
    Trope: Directionless Driver
    Words: Satchel, Aesthetics, Prismatic
    Dialogue: "I can't hear you over the sound of my music."
    Random Story Element: Sparks
    Picture:
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    4. Nehru_Amidala
    Trope: Silly Reason for War
    Words: Parody, Upholstery, Orphans
    Dialogue: “Why can’t some kriffing windbags watch where they are going!?”
    Random Story Element: A dance
    Picture:
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    5. clone commander bossk
    • Trope: Benched Hero
    • Words: Commentary, Hypocrite, Swoop
    • Dialogue: “We have among us a new gem, a new flower, a new star.”
    • Random Story Element: A misquote
    • Picture:
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    6.
    7.
    8. Kahara
    • Trope: Sharp Dressed Man/Woman
    • Words: Burden, Ruddy, Musician
    • Dialogue: “You’ll make us crash!”
    • Random Story Element: Woefully incompatible housemates
    • Picture:
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    10.

    Tier Three (8 prompts)
    1. jcgoble3
    Trope: Preserve Your Gays
    Words: Ecdysis, Taxes, Slipcover
    Random story element: Budget cuts
    Line of dialogue: "I look like a corpse in this."
    Scenery element: Geothermal spring
    New Mod Element: Lake
    Old Mod Element: Mitten
    Picture:
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    2. Tarsier
    Trope: Generational Saga
    Words: Vivification, Petrichor, Artisan
    Dialogue: "Oh, shut off, you perambulating scrap heap."
    Random Story Element: Unexpected arrival by jet pack
    Scenery Element: Mists
    Old Mod Random Element: Mohawk
    New Mod Random Element: Language
    Picture:
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    3. vader_incarnate
    • Trope: Fake Relationship
    • Words: Primordial, Ordnance, Radiated
    • Dialogue: "We were all casualties of a war we didn't even know we were waging."
    • Random Story Element: Perfect Memory l Random Scenery Element: Silent hospital/medcenter room
    • Old Mod Random Element: Flight
    • New Mod Random Element: Mother
    • Picture:
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    4. JediMaster_Jen
    • Trope: As You Know
    • Words: Acoustic, Profane, Crisp
    • Dialogue: "I would only say that there is something agreeable to be found in a happy ending after so much struggle."
    • Random Story Element: A bad feeling
    • Random Scenery Element: Cloudy with a chance of meatballs
    • New Mod Random Element: Library
    • Old Mod Random Element:
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    • Picture:
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    5. ViariSkywalker
    Trope: Wig, Dress, Accent
    Words: Sickle, Atoned, Widdershins
    Dialogue: “Even the deepest fears and troubles can become a source of strength when channeled properly.”
    Random Story Element: Kidnapping
    Setting Element: An invisible woman reading on a bench
    New Mod Element: Music
    Old Mod Element: Pride
    Picture:
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    6.
    7.
    8.
    9. earlybird-obi-wan
    Trope: Due to the Dead
    Words: Shiny, Pastille, Senseless
    Dialogue: "You don’t really need to do that, you know!”
    Random Story Element: Meticulous hot beverage preparation
    Setting element: A cobblestone pathway across a verdant lawn
    New Mod Element: Sesquipedalian
    Old Mod Element: Sass
    Picture:
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    10.


    Sign Up to Challenge the Mods!

    A Trope
    1. High School AU from @Tarsier
    2. The Only One Allowed To Defeat You from @ViariSkywalker
    3. Lost World -- From @Raissa Baiard
    4. Undead Child--From @vader_incarnate

    A line of dialogue
    1. "It's of cultural importance for bees to have dancing at their funerals." —From @Gabri_Jade
    2. "Turns out there's a lot of blood in a human.” —From @Gabri_Jade
    3. "And you won't have to think about the rotting!" —From @vader_incarnate
    4. “I am dead sure that I have an ‘else’ somewhere in my toolkit.” —From @Kahara

    Three words (in each of the four slots)
    1. Legitimate, obelisk, megafauna -- From @Raissa Baiard
    2. Exsanguinate, Saccharine, Synapse- -From @vader_incarnate
    3. Gossamer, Predilection, Abyss--From @ViariSkywalker
    4. Discount, Choreography, Butterfly-From @Gabri_Jade

    A picture
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    A random story element
    1. Trying on skintight leather pants -- From @vader_incarnate
    2. Secret nighttime meetings in the catacombs —From @Pandora
    3. Choosing a paint color--From @Gabri_Jade
    4. First time going out drinking--From @ViariSkywalker
     
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  3. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The (FavoriteTM) Fanfic Mod With the Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Index of Replies

    Tier 1

    Accents by pronker
    And They Danced by Gabri_Jade
    I Ship It! by Raissa Baiard
    The Fourth Path by Kit’

    Tier 2
    A Solution to a Bored Crime Lord Including Poison Gas, Monstrous Slugs, and Jawas by clone commander bossk
    Death and the Maiden by Pandora
    Detours by Thumper09 (*not for colors)

    Tier 3
    The Steel in Our Hearts Will Be Monuments by ViariSkywalker
    Trouble with Hot Chocolate by earlybird-obi-wan

    Mod Entries
    Godric’s Squire by devilinthedetails
    The Secret of the Water Gardens by Findswoman
     
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  4. ViariSkywalker

    ViariSkywalker Kessel Run Hostess Extraordinaire star 4 VIP - Game Host

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    OMG WHAT EVEN

    I'll take Tier 3, please. [face_batting]

    (And I'm sure I'll be back with some challenge suggestions of my own. [face_mischief])
     
  5. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The (FavoriteTM) Fanfic Mod With the Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    [face_laugh] [:D]

    Just when you thought you were crossing WIPs off your list. [face_batting] [face_devil]

    Tell us which slot you'd like on Tier 3, and it's yours! (And we can't wait to see your challenge suggestions, of course. [face_mischief])
     
  6. ViariSkywalker

    ViariSkywalker Kessel Run Hostess Extraordinaire star 4 VIP - Game Host

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    [face_rofl]

    o_O

    Let's be real, I'm not sorry. [face_mischief]

    Clearly in my excitement I forgot to read the rules closely. :p I will take #5, please! [face_batting] [:D]
     
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  7. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The (FavoriteTM) Fanfic Mod With the Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    I'd be disappointed if you were. [face_mischief]

    Bwaha! [face_laugh] [:D] I think you also win the honor of being the quickest user to sign up in the history of mod!challenges - so there's that. ;)

    All right, then! Behind curtain number five we have . . .

    • Trope: Wig, Dress, Accent
    • Words: Sickle, Atoned, Widdershins
    • Dialogue: “Even the deepest fears and troubles can become a source of strength when channeled properly.”
    • Random Story Element: Kidnapping
    • Setting Element: An invisible woman reading on a bench
    • New Mod Element: Music
    • Old Mod Element: Pride
    • Picture:
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    [face_batting] [face_devil] [:D]
     
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  8. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard FFoF Artist Extraordinaire star 4 VIP - Game Host

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    Ok, I'm game! May I please have Tier One, Slot 3?
     
  9. ViariSkywalker

    ViariSkywalker Kessel Run Hostess Extraordinaire star 4 VIP - Game Host

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    [face_mischief]

    Okay, so I will admit that my initial reaction to this set of prompts was panic, but after mulling it over for a few minutes, I think I might actually have an idea. I'm due for some crack!fic at any rate... [face_mischief]
     
  10. Findswoman

    Findswoman Fanfic and Pancakes and Waffles Mod (in Pink) star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    By all means! Behind door One-Three we have the following super-cool prompts:

    Trope: The Matchmaker
    Words: Dust, Presumptuous, Simmer
    Dialogue: "You're way too tough and stringy."

    Have fun and happy writing! :D
     
  11. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Fiendish Fanfic & SWTV Manager, Interim Tech Admin star 6 Staff Member Administrator

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    So excited for this, and so happy that we have our first two signups already!=D=

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  12. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The (FavoriteTM) Fanfic Mod With the Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    [face_laugh] [:D]

    Combining elements from four different writing styles made for some zany prompts, we can't lie. The chaos is particularly intense on Tier 3, for a certainty. [face_mischief]

    That said, I'm very interested to see how you weave your prompts together! [face_batting] [face_dancing]


    And welcome aboard, @Raissa Baiard! You chose an excellent prompt, too. I can't wait to see what comes of it! :D [face_dancing] [:D]
     
  13. Tarsier

    Tarsier Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    This feels like a very questionable decision on my part, but I guess I'm all in - Tier 3, #2 please!

    As for prompts for mods - I will never get tired of the High School AU. (Link to my story if I must - which came from a mod challenge, so I guess we have come full circle :p)
     
  14. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Fiendish Fanfic & SWTV Manager, Interim Tech Admin star 6 Staff Member Administrator

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    @Tarsier So happy to have you aboard for this challenge[face_dancing]

    Your challenge from the mods is below, and your challenge for the mods has been added as well!
    trope: Generational Saga
    Words: Vivification, Petrichor, Artisan
    Dialogue: "Oh, shut off, you perambulating scrap heap."
    Random Story Element: Unexpected Arrival by jetpack
    Scenery Element: Mists
    Old Mod Random Element: Mohawk
    New Mod Random Element: Language
    Picture:
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  15. vader_incarnate

    vader_incarnate Force Ghost star 4

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    I'm at war with myself because I KNOW that as soon as I get an idea from this prompt my muse won't let me up from my keyboard until I've finished it, and my family has already had an embarrassing amount of pizza and takeout this week while I tried to finish my WIP large goal -

    But also I finished my WIP large goal yesterday so clearly I need something new to write and I need that jolt of inspiration -

    But also I have a busy weekend ahead -

    But also that weekend has a few long drives built in which is the perfect time to build out a fanfic in my head -

    ...

    Give me 3 from Tier 3 please
     
  16. ViariSkywalker

    ViariSkywalker Kessel Run Hostess Extraordinaire star 4 VIP - Game Host

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  17. Findswoman

    Findswoman Fanfic and Pancakes and Waffles Mod (in Pink) star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    @vader_incarnate you most absolutely and positively got it! :D For tier 3, no. 3, we have...

    • Trope: Fake Relationship
    • Words: Primordial, Ordnance, Radiated
    • Dialogue: "We were all casualties of a war we didn't even know we were waging."
    • Random Story Element: Perfect Memory l Random Scenery Element: Silent hospital/medcenter room
    • Old Mod Random Element: Flight
    • New Mod Random Element: Mother
    • Picture:
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    Have fun! [face_devil]

    @Tarsier and @ViariSkywalker , great looking and very challenging prompts! Got 'em in our list! :D
     
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  18. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The (FavoriteTM) Fanfic Mod With the Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    We'd expect nothing less! [face_laugh] [face_mischief] [face_devil] [:D]

    EXCELLENT. [face_mischief] =D= [:D]
     
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  19. vader_incarnate

    vader_incarnate Force Ghost star 4

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    My picture isn't showing up?
     
  20. Findswoman

    Findswoman Fanfic and Pancakes and Waffles Mod (in Pink) star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    @vader_incarnate D'oh, sorry about that! Can you see it now? If not, let me see if I can send it to you some other way via PM.
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  21. Thumper09

    Thumper09 Force Ghost star 4

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    Okay, I'm a sucker for chaotic, random prompts. Could I please have Tier Two, number 3?
     
  22. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Fiendish Fanfic & SWTV Manager, Interim Tech Admin star 6 Staff Member Administrator

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    @Thumper09 Happy to have you joining in on the fun!:D

    Below is your prompt:

    Trope: Directionless Driver
    Words: Satchel, Aesthetics, Prismatic
    Dialogue: "I can't hear you over the sound of my music."
    Random Story Element: Sparks
    Picture:
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  23. clone commander bossk

    clone commander bossk Ostrich Velocity Expert star 5

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    Sounds fun, I'll take teir 2.
     
  24. Findswoman

    Findswoman Fanfic and Pancakes and Waffles Mod (in Pink) star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    OK, great! Which number within tier 2? :)
     
  25. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The (FavoriteTM) Fanfic Mod With the Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    We're glad to have you join the fun! Which slot in Tier 2 would you like? :D

    EDIT: Ninja'd! [face_laugh] :p
     
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