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The Ridiculously-Specific Challenges <Twelfth Challenge Up: 3/18/06> Uh-oh. Archetypes!

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Fluff-Slayer, Aug 24, 2005.

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  1. Fluff-Slayer

    Fluff-Slayer Jedi Youngling star 2

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    [blockquote]Hello, brave wanderer, and welcome to the home of the Ridiculously Specific Challenge(s). (Notice, oldbies, that we've relocated!) All of our past challenges have been moved here for your convenience. If you're just now finding us, please don't hesitate to pick up any challenge that strikes your fancy; I don't believe in deadlines, so there aren't any. The most recent additions will be placed at the top of the list, and the older ones will be towards the bottom.

    Happy writing! [:D]
    [/blockquote]


    [hl=royalblue][color=silver][b]The Twelfth Challenge Which Is, Incidentally, Very Un-Specific[/b][/color] [/hl]

    -Take three to six guidelines from [link=http://paul.merton.ox.ac.uk/filmtv/overlord.html]The Evil Overlord List[/link]. Have the Villain, who may or may not be your main character, do the exact opposite of what the guidelines say.
    -Include a nameless minor character that is continuously attempting to become Hero himself and defeat the Overlord. He fails. A lot.
    -Kill off the Hero?s sidekick or another such character. Have the other characters behave as though nothing has happened.
    -Give the Hero a hero cliché?tragic past, mysterious scarring, etc.?but exaggerate it.
    -Allow the Hero?s love interest to be either 1) a cannon character or 2) a Mary-Sue.
    -Incorporate your favorite movie quote in a scene that does not fit the original context.
    -Bring the story to a close with someone accidentally falling off of a high place. Have one of the surviving characters make a sarcastic remark.

    [b]Bonus points if:[/b]
    -The falling character falls on someone.
    -The Villain/Hero, after being defeated, is sighted in a karaoke bar or on a street corner, singing for change.
    -?the song that they sing is ?I Will Survive?.




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    [hl=silver][color=indigo][b]The Eleventh Ridiculously-Specific Challenge[/b][/color][/hl]

    [quote=The Narrator]So it?s like this, guys:

    [b]Brightfeather[/b] tells me she?s got this idea for the next RSC, right? And so I say, ?All right, send it over this-a way.? She sends it, I read it?and seriously, this challenge is, like, so totally the Snap ker-dackle, no lie. [b]Feather[/b] is deliciously evil, whether she?s using her sockkie or not.

    So here it is?with a couple of changes and a couple of add-ins. Because I have to feel like I?ve had a hand in writing these challenges, otherwise I go to bed feeling like I?ve accomplished nothing. And nobody wants that.

    Ready or not, here it comes. [/quote]

    [u]The Blue Ghostie Narrator Challenge[/u]

    - The narrator must be already be dead at the beginning of the story. (And evil, too. Preferably a Sith!)
    -Somewhere in the story, somebody must play with dolls.
    -There must be a tea party.
    -The evil ghostie narrator must still be as evil as they were alive and somehow be involved in plots to take over the galaxy.
    -Must have at least 4 OCs.
    -One OC must spend most of his or her time upside down (for a good reason).
    -Must have at least one Jedi involved to stop said evil plot.
    -It cannot be either Anakin or Obi-Wan.
    -The Jedi may not be an original character.
    -Must use the words 'smarmy,' 'pissant,' 'onomonopeia,' 'lietmotif,' and 'juxtaposed'.
    -Must begin at sunrise and end at sunset of the same day.
    -Must all take place on the same planet.
    -Must contain some element of romance (in which the OCs are not involved).
    -At least one of the OCs must be in league with the evil, dead narrator.
    -You are not allowed to kill anyone.

    [u] Bonus points: [/u]
    -Involve a snow cone in the foiling of the evil plot.
    -Make mention of a street musician meeting misfortune at the narrator?s hands. Have said musician exact revenge on the narrator.
    -Incorporate yourself into the story discreetly?unnamed, but mentioned. Do something plot relevant.
    -Include someone finding the cure to a horrible disease?and then losing it. (Oops.)
    -Parody a serious scene from your favorite movie or novel. (Mark this instance with an asterisk and give us a footnote so we k>
     
  2. Commander-DWH

    Commander-DWH Manager Emeritus star 4

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    Another one! I shall have to do this. There is no other way. But... no OCs? You pain me, greatly.

    I'll do it anyway. :p
     
  3. oqidaun

    oqidaun Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    NO OCs?????

    Are you trying to derail my mission?
    Arghhh!!!!!!

    Brace yourself this is going to be ugly.
    v.ugly.

    [face_devil]
     
  4. Fluff-Slayer

    Fluff-Slayer Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Challenge- n. A test of one's abilities or resources in a demanding but stimulating undertaking; a trial. To summon to action, effort, or use; stimulate: a problem that challenges the imagination.

    :p :D :*

    (Thank you, dictionary.com!)
     
  5. oqidaun

    oqidaun Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [image=http://circusfiretragedy.com/FanArt/cornholio.jpg]

    Are you threatening me?
     
  6. Kudzu

    Kudzu Jedi Knight star 5

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    It is done!

    http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=21292216
     
  7. oqidaun

    oqidaun Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Whoa, I'm second.

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/The_Saga/b10476/21292320/?0]Ghost Stories of the Endor Moon[/link]

    Heh!
     
  8. Fluff-Slayer

    Fluff-Slayer Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Oooh! Kudzu! A new (yet familiar) face!


    *Encourages the stragglers along* Read our first two responses for inspiration; they both turned out spectacularly.


    (Yes, oqi. I am threatening you.)
     
  9. Commander-DWH

    Commander-DWH Manager Emeritus star 4

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    I'm working on it... but I've been neglecting my sewing all summer, so I donated some of my writing time to the sewing machine. And now I have a bit more of my costume done, and a partial story. I'm getting there!

    I promise you'll love it, else you can toss me into a pit of Jar Jar fans.

    [EDIT: I made it! *whew* [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=21304491]Laughter from the Sky[/link]]
     
  10. oqidaun

    oqidaun Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Oh, ok.
    I was just checking.




    :p
     
  11. Commander-DWH

    Commander-DWH Manager Emeritus star 4

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    *thwap*

    Come on, people... these challenges are fun, I tell you! Surely more people are up to it.

    What, you don't believe me? [face_shame_on_you] Try it. Go on, open up Word (or your word processor of choice) and start tapping.

    Until then, I'm gonna sit here singing camp songs at you.

    *pulls out her baby guitar and starts singing*

    Oh you can't get to heaven
    In a tissue box
    Oh you can't get to heaven
    In a tissue booooox
    Oh you can't get to heaven In a tissue box
    Cause God doesn't want no little snots!
    All my sins are washed away, I've been redeemed!


    :p
     
  12. oqidaun

    oqidaun Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Excellent responses Kudzu and Commander_DWH!!!!

    Anyone else????
    Chickens!!! [face_chicken]
     
  13. Commander-DWH

    Commander-DWH Manager Emeritus star 4

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    [face_chicken]??

    *sings to the tune of Ghost Riders in the Sky*

    A chicken farmer went out on one dark and dusty day
    And by the coop he rested as he went along his way
    When all at once a rotten egg hit him in the eye
    It was the sight he dreaded: Ghost Chickens in the Sky?

    This farmer had these chickens since he was twenty-four
    Working for the Colonel(?) for thirty years or more
    Raising all those chickens up to send them off to fry
    And now they want revenge: Ghost Chickens in the Sky?

    Their beaks were black and shiny, their eyes were blazing red
    They had no meat or feathers ? oh! These chickens all were dead!
    They raised that farmer up and he died by the claw
    They cooked him extra crispy, and served him with cole slaw

    So let this song remind you if you want eternal peace:
    Don?t raise up harmless poultry for to cook ?em up in grease
    Remember: don?t raise animals that you will some day kill
    For a chicken may come haunt you, but Tofu? never will.


    :D
     
  14. oqidaun

    oqidaun Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    For a chicken may come haunt you, but Tofu? never will.
    I respect that as a vegetarian. :D

    It's horribly OT, but this is also good:
    [link=http://www.cowswithguns.com]Cows with Guns[/link]
     
  15. Commander-DWH

    Commander-DWH Manager Emeritus star 4

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    Ah, a vegetarian! I love vegetarians. I'm not one myself, but many of my friends are, and I have learned to appreciate much of their cuisine. Heck, it's a lot healthier than the slop the dining halls serve up. :p

    And now, for my next number...

    *sings to the tune of Pomp and Circumstance*

    My reindeer flys sideways - she's better than yours
    My reindeer can cha cha - she can open up doors....

    My reindeer is purple - yours is a pea green
    My reindeer's a girl scout - she can dig a latrine...


    :p
     
  16. Iryla

    Iryla Jedi Youngling star 1

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    *pouts* No OCs? That wasn't very nice of you. I'm still working on the other challenge. My inspiration left me half-way through it.
     
  17. Fluff-Slayer

    Fluff-Slayer Jedi Youngling star 2

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    [face_laugh] Campfire songs... you two. Hehehe.

    (Iryla--your OC is welcome--as long as s/he is mute.)

    Froggy went a'courtin' and he did ride
    Ah-hum! Ah-hum!
    Froggy went a'courtin' and he did ride
    Ah-hum! Ah-hum...
     
  18. Anakins_Force

    Anakins_Force Jedi Padawan star 4

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    O/T question for Fluff-Slayer--I started the angsterific challenge, but I am not going to get to finish it bc of time issues (I probably used about half of the requirements). Should I post it in that thread or just move on and forget it? I am too slow to keep up with you guys, lol!
     
  19. Fluff-Slayer

    Fluff-Slayer Jedi Youngling star 2

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    A_F- Go ahead and post it, palzy. We'd love to read what you have. :p

    I think time's been eluding all of us lately. Me, I just lack the willpower to sit down and finish something through. [face_tired]
     
  20. Layren

    Layren Jedi Master star 5

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    Okay mine made no sense at all -- but I tried :p

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=21324607] Another Pathetic Lifeform [/link]
     
  21. Anakins_Force

    Anakins_Force Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Okay, I realize I'm behind, but I wanted to stay up with you guys. I finally read all the others--they are so cool and funny. Not sure I'll make it to the campfire, but here's the angsterific one.

    It's called Names Have Power http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=21327610

    (How do you make the url link show up, btw?)

    Fluff-Slayer, if you want me to move this to the old thread instead of here, I will.
     
  22. Fluff-Slayer

    Fluff-Slayer Jedi Youngling star 2

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    No, it's all right.

    I'm moving it for you, Ani. ^^;
     
  23. VadersMistress

    VadersMistress Jedi Knight star 6

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    Curse you! I've now got a bunny for this. *sigh* Just what I needed.

    *the lyrics of "Just What I Needed" pop into my head*

    GAR!

    :p

    A_F: You can make the link show up by doing this: [link=*******]Title[/link]

    Just replace the *s with the link and you're all set. :D
     
  24. PadawanEstel

    PadawanEstel Jedi Master star 1

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    [face_shame_on_you] You are too fast, my friend. I haven't even started on the Angsterific one, and I haven't even started *thinking* about that other one...[face_blush]

    Okay...maybe that was a bad thing to admit! [face_worried]

    *runs*
     
  25. Fluff-Slayer

    Fluff-Slayer Jedi Youngling star 2

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    *Giggles*

    If you just go ahead and hop on the horse while it's still, Estel, you won't have time to worry about whether or not you can catch it. :p

    Good luck with that bunny, VM! We look forward to seeing what it produces.

    Personally, I think the Happy Camper list needs a few new additions... [face_thinking]
     
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