Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by OCDatabaseSock, Sep 28, 2012.
So where do we put links to what we have written?
Or do we PM to the Sock at the end of the month?
This thread is helpful in terms of where we are allowed to link to fics and where not.
Yeah, didn't help. You can post links in challenge threads, but not in discussion ones.
The OC revolution thread appears to start out as a discussion thread, but at the point that I joined, it was issuing challenges, so what gives?
Plus I spotted one reader being taken to task by another for linking in there, but I don't know if that was a thread-specific matter, or board policy.
Sith-I-5 Beyond the general promoting/linking policy, each thread has its idiosyncrasies on these boards Under the general policy, you can link to fics in any post you make in this thread when relevant. However, when it comes to OC challenges, the custom (and the requirement under this thread's challenge rules) is that we PM our story links to the sock who then posts a list of all the challenge responses when voting starts. I'm not quite sure where that came from -- very possibly from the fact that the thread runners didn't want to have to go through dozens of posts to figure out the challenge entries -- but there you go.
And just to avoid confusion, challenges on this thread don't entail any prizes other than bragging rights and the right to choose the next challenge topic.
If you're asking about an index of OC-driven fics, this thread doesn't maintain one. What we have is the OC Index, where you index your characters and the stories where they appear (I run that one, so if you add any new characters after you've started your post, PM me or the OCIndexSock and I'll announce it when I make an update post) and the Prolific Writers' Index, where you can list all your fics, whether OC-driven or not (I also run that one).
Does that help?
Yep, your first paragraph helps.
The quote of mine, that was related solely to OC challenge responses.
Hi Sith-I-5, the post listing the current challenge, past winners and current rules for the challenges of the OC Revolution can be found in this post.
MsLanna I linked them to that post on the previous page, actually. And they said it was not what they were looking for, which is why Chyntuck provided a more detailed explanation.
Thank you, all three of you.
I now understand the procedure for this thread.
It is the fith of May and Liberation day in The Netherlands. 70 years ago WW2 ended when Americans and Canadians liberated our country.
New discussion: Your OC and liberty. Is he/she involved in events leading to liberty? About losses?
New prompt: Liberty
Mitch and my various OCs have certainly been involved in liberations a few times. More in roleplaying games than in solo fanfic.
This exercise of rescuing some of my RP posts and putting them here has reminded me of several past exploits within games that had disappeared into the annals of time.
Mitch and his adopted boy, Fenlaka, were involved in breaking a Trandoshan slaving operation on Kashyyyk; I would have to remind myself of the specifics, but I assume it went fairly well.
As mentioned on an earlier page, Mitch encountered the femme who would become his niece, when Terminators invaded Tatooine. That was a liberating exercise against an extremely adaptable and dangerous enemy.
Anything Rebellion-related, I would suppose might count, but given the amount of time covered by the Galactic Civil War, would it count as liberation?
Within the Star Wars: Intervention game, When Mitch Nifesta and Baille Harte went to Flitter, an Alliance factory planet blockaded by two Gladiator-class Star Destroyers, it was not really with the intention of liberating anyone, but merely to run the blockade, and deliver medical supplies.
Baille was killed on the ground, while Mitch was still in orbit, dicing with the shielded concussion missiles that were chasing him, and the ensuing Roaring Rampage of Needing to Get To The Surface, led to the destruction of one SD, and the liberation of several survivors.
Frankly, Mitch was more interested in interrogating them outside his ship to find out who could have killed his girl, than rescuing them, but an old man in the group, who could see the way things were going, eg. leaving them behind while he pursued the suspect, persuaded him to allow the survivors aboard his cruiser first.
So for the latter, a grudging liberation.
Sith-I-5 - sounds like your characters have been fighting the good liberation fight for some time! I think that all Rebel battles are a form of liberation of some kind... or maybe just a new institution to be liberated from... depending on your standing.
Interestingly enough - Cinco De Mayo is thought to be the Mexican Independence Day (which isn't true but, hey, it's what people believe).
I'm not working on this fic currently but I've always wanted to finish writing a fic with a character that is determined to be free of the Force, liberated from its will. The SW Universe never shies from talking about the prophecies and the Force as a power that moves through and around all living creatures (ignoring some of the stuff in the EU like Yuuzhan Vong and Ysalamir). Why wouldn't a character feel stifled by that? Isn't self determination supposed to be a inherent right? Is the Force in conflict with the concept of free will?
I always liked the name of that story concept more than the story itself when I initially wrote it: Negachlorian.
Anyway - that doesn't do much to answer the topic question but I thought I'd share - srry.
It has to be taken into account that most of SW media is centred around the Force Sensitive Skywalker family. The galaxy at large are not getting anywhere near so intense a message about it, and books like Death Star go deeper into how much the Empire suppressed knowledge of jedi and the Force.
Still, I would have thought getting hold of an Ysalamiri would solve your character's problem.
We have a winner for the spring challenge 'Family'
Ewok Poet congrats for your nice entry
[link=http://boards.theforce.net/threads/...nge-entry.50026496/page-2#post-52349570]about a boy[/link] .
Congrats Ewok Poet It's a fantastic story!
Oh, what fantastic news! Congratulations to you, Ewok Poet, on this very well-deserved win!
And a shout out to the other writers and stories too. This was a wonderful challenge idea and I love how people really ran with it.
Congrats Ewok Poet, very well deserved for a great story! I didn't get around to commenting on the others but yeah, shoutout to those too, they were all good.
Congrats Ewok Poet for a story well-written! And congrats to the other authors for very good stories as well.
Thank you for your kind words, whiskers glitteryboots Chyntuck Findswoman
OCDatabaseSock - I had a couple of ideas, I need to pick one, but I hope you and the potential participants will like it.
Congrats Ewok Poet!
Congratulations, Ewok Poet! One of your best stories yet, so it's great to see it here.
And also to the other contestants; these were all enjoyable stories!
Thank you, Rau_Fang and Kahara
I am waiting for OCDatabaseSock to post the new prompt I sent her.
Here it is:
The summer-challenge - provided by Ewok Poet - will start now and will end on the 22nd of August. All entries have to be in before 08-22 00.00 Pacific time
Your character experiences walking in somebody else's shoes. You may interpret that in any way you like: they can fill in for somebody at work, read somebody's mind...or pretty much anything in between!
I've got a seed planted in my head for this right now.
Congratulations, @Ewok Poet .
Thank you, leiamoody. I hope you'll take a part in the next challenge, too!
Glad to hear that, whiskers.