* * * The unorthodox structure of this thread was approved by the mods. * * *THIS IS A STORY THREAD, NOT A DISCUSSION THREAD. FOR ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE, PLEASE PM THIS SOCK. Reviews are of course most welcome The Galactic Correspondent is a multi-author fanfic whose purpose is to retell the story of The Phantom Menace through newspaper clippings. There’s a small hive mind behind it, but everyone is welcome to join. Here’s how this thread will operate: 1. A new prompt will be “activated” every two weeks. Prompts are one or more chapters from the TPM DVD (the entire list is posted below for those who like to plan ahead.) You may use any additional Legends resources you want (TPM novelisation and comics but also other SW books and stories) as long as the events you describe match the timeframe of the prompt. 2. Each writer chooses a publication and covers part or all of the events depicted in the prompt. Entries may be any type of text found in a news publication (article, editorial, opinion piece, letter to the editor, advertisement, classifieds, etc.) and may be anything from a simple headline to a 3000+ word scientific paper for an academic journal. 3. Entries should be posted in this thread within the two weeks allocated to each prompt. Don’t forget to include the publication’s title, the journalist’s by-line and any other relevant information. The sock will reserve an empty post before announcing a new prompt, in case someone finished writing their entry after the deadline for the previous prompt. In this case, please PM your entry to the sock and we’ll post it for you. 4. There’s a list of proposed publications below, but feel free to create your own! We want to have every possible sort here, from serious, conservative newsflimsies to sleazy gossip tabloids, scientific journals and sports holozines. 5. You can participate as often or as rarely as you want (e.g. one entry every three months, or multiple entries for the same prompt) and choose any of the following options: You can select/create your own publication and journalist persona and write only from that specific perspective, OR You can pick a random publication for every prompt you participate in, and change personas every time, OR You can do a little bit of both. 6. For your publications and journalist personas to be indexed, please PM the sock.Please include the publication’s title and a brief description, and make sure you specify whether you’re happy to share the publication you chose/created with other writers. For your journalist personas, please include the name, the publication they work for and a short bio (unless you’re a semi-whacko writing for a conspiracy nut holozine, in which case you may want to remain anonymous.) Most importantly, have fun and surprise us! As a Galactic Correspondent, you may be covering the main plot events, but also tiny background details. Tell us about Sebulba’s lunch in the Mos Espa market cantina for Galactic Wining and Dining, or about Nute Gunray’s love life for Cato Neimoidia Today! Nothing is off-limits as long as you stick to canon/Legends and don’t go AU. THIS IS A STORY THREAD, NOT A DISCUSSION THREAD. FOR ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE, PLEASE PM THIS SOCK. Reviews are of course most welcome The sock is managed by Chyntuck and Nyota's Heart.