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Challenge The Celtic Song Challenge|All New Songs Now Claimed

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Pandora, Jan 14, 2017.

  1. Pandora

    Pandora Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    A Blind Prophet: oh, oops. >_< completely misread that.

    It happens. (And, of course, there is no reason you can't write the story you had in mind for "I Am Stretched on Your Grave," even if it won't be officially for this challenge.)

    You have received "Tam Lin" for your song. The lyrics and videos are posted here.
     
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  2. RX_Sith

    RX_Sith C&G Game Host star 5 VIP - Game Host

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    5. I Am Stretched On Your Grave
     
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  3. Pandora

    Pandora Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    RX_Sith: The song that lends itself well to any fanfiction where Vader angsts at Padmé's grave (which was practically its own genre circa 2005): "I Am Stretched On Your Grave." It is an English translation of the anonymous 17th century Irish poem "Táim sínte ar do thuama," that was, like several others of these songs, set to an older tune.

    Lyrics

    Videos:

    Sinéad O'Connor:


    Dead Can Dance:


    Johnny Hollow:

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    Oh, and: I should point out here that are other possibilities for this song besides the obvious A/P. There are other graves out there to angst over.
     
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  4. A Blind Prophet

    A Blind Prophet Jedi Master star 4

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    what i was thinking about for that one was an AU where luke was dead and mara dealing with that loss. which i still may do, actually.
     
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  5. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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    Just updated the index, and added a link to the mini-roulette of the four remaining songs. If you're in the market for a lyrical, romantic, or perhaps murderous writing prompt, this is the place! :)
     
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  6. Briannakin

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

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    Ugh, so the song I really wanted is still up for grabs and I was listening to it last night because I loved the song in high school and I noticed something about the lyrics (or at least the version I was listening to) and plot bunnies just began to breed. So I may have to write the fic (after I finish with the OTHER plot bunny Findswoman gave me). It will be separate from this challenge (since I technically didn't get that song so I won't post it here), but can I still credit this challenge as inspiration?
     
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  7. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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    I think that should be OK—I'm in a similar boat with at least two other songs on the list that I didn't get. :p Pandora, what sayest thou?
     
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  8. Pandora

    Pandora Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Findswoman: I sayeth that this is fine.

    And I see no reason that--given that three people so far are inspired to write non-challenge stories--we couldn't have a list of those with the index.
     
  9. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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    Excellent. As soon as said stories go up, I'll add a list of them to the index. Thanks much. :)
     
  10. Briannakin

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

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    Awesome! I was kinda thinking I wasn't alone!
     
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  11. A Blind Prophet

    A Blind Prophet Jedi Master star 4

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    i'll post mine here to be added as well, when i get around to it.
     
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  12. leiamoody

    leiamoody Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Of course I'm dropping out of this one (blessed be, hooray, sayeth one and all).
     
  13. Mira_Jade

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

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    And I have my response started: "An Old Song Re-Sung", proudly featuring Anakin Skywalker in all of his angsty glory. ;)
     
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  14. Mistress_Renata

    Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Mine's up, or at least, the start of it is. The Wind that Shakes the Corley. I broke my own rule, started to post before it's finished, but I've got a pretty good idea where it's going, no plans for crazy plot twists, and maybe this will inspire me to write more often.
     
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  15. Briannakin

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

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  16. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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    Wow, you people are really going to town with these songs—love it!

    I think the index should be up to date now—if anyone sees anything missing, just let me know. And note that there is now an "Unofficial/Ad-Hoc Challenge Entries" section. :)
     
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  17. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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  18. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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    Thanks so much—index updated. Keep 'em coming, all! :)

    And for those working on "I Am Stretched on Your Grave" (which includes myself), I also would also like to recommend this very nice rendition by Kate Rusby (which uses a slightly different melody than the one heard in the Sinéad O'Connor and Dead Can Dance recordings):

     
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  19. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    Kriff you all, kriffsliders of the kriffin' kriff. Especially the DARTH PANDORA CRIMSON GUARD HANDMAIDEN QUEEN...because guess what just happened? GUESS WHAT JUST HAPPENED? I had an A/P plot tumblebunny based on a song that was not assigned to me. AND I HAVE TOO MUCH GOING ON, ANYWAY.

    Yes, I had to be this dramatic. :D
     
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  20. Mistress_Renata

    Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    There, there, dear. Just breathe. We'll make you a nice cuppa tea. [face_coffee] Better? :D Okay. Now you can sit down & write it all down. We need some type of bunny birth control around here... :p
     
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  21. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    OHYEAHTEAMEANSEVENMORECAFFEINEANDIAMALREADYTWEEKFROMSOUTHPARK. :D

    *Ahem*, in all seriousness & scherzi a parte, these songs are super-inspiring. [face_love]
     
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  22. A Blind Prophet

    A Blind Prophet Jedi Master star 4

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    *sighs* this song... was literally the one song that was on the list that i didn't want to get, because after looking at it i had no ideas... and i still have no ideas. i'll give it a little longer and relook at the lyrics and so forth, but this is looking like it might be released back into the wild.
     
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  23. Pandora

    Pandora Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Ewok Poet: You're welcome.

    (And I believe that I just spied that full-grown tumblebunny somewhere out there in the wilds of the boards.)

    (Though I have now realized that I need to write the one where Sabé is angsting at Padmé's grave. Unfortunately, this is one of those times where I have an idea without an actual story to go with it.)

    A Blind Prophet: That's how it is sometimes. Let us know if you do decide to trade "Tam Lin" in.

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    Well, it does look as though people are ON FIRE (puts the all-caps back where I found them) with inspiration. I should admit that I didn't have any expectations when I put up the original post starting this challenge; but if I had, I daresay they would have been surpassed. I am presently behind on commenting--though I'm hardly about to complain--but I have distributed "likes" all around, and I will eventually get to every single story.
     
  24. A Blind Prophet

    A Blind Prophet Jedi Master star 4

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    i will definitely let you know if it comes down to that. if i do come up with something, it's likely to be very, very AU.
     
  25. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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