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The self-realization challenge!

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by RK_Striker_JK_5, Mar 1, 2007.

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  1. RK_Striker_JK_5

    RK_Striker_JK_5 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    This is my first challenge... so please be gentle?

    All of us have little tropes, cliches and the like that we use in our stories. Little patterns that creep into our fics. This challenge is to have the characters in the viggie realize they're in your fic and have them react to those little idiosyncracies.

    It can be any era, any characters, any genre. Serious, angsty, a total parody... just one rule.

    *Whispers* They know they're in the fic!

    Challenge responses

    Author: RK_Striker_JK_5
    Title: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/26047617/p1/?12]Misnomers, Miss Fillintheblank and Misdirections][/link]
    Timeframe:Beyond
    Genre: Self-parody. humor, mush.
    Characters: Jaina Solo, Zekk, Luke Skywalker, Luna, Jacen Solo, Tenel Ka, a random Borg... for now.
    Summary: It's chaos when everyone realizes they're in one of my fics.
    Status:

    Author: Eleventh_Guard
    Title: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26294559&brd=10477]Allana's Treehouse[/link]
    Timeframe: Beyond
    Genre:
    Characters:
    Summary:
    Status:

    Title:[link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26296709&brd=10475]Where the Heck Are We?[/link]
    Author: SabyneAmberle
    Genre: Humor, Parody
    Characters: The original K1 crew of the Ebon Hawk, Sabyne Amberle
    Timeframe: Before
    Summary: The Breakdown in the cohesiveness of the Ebon Hawk's crew can be traced to one simple question posed by everyone's favorite flyboy.
    Notes: Written for RK_Striker_JK_5's Self-Realization Challenge

    Title: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26296899&brd=10476]Three Walls Are Enough[/link]
    Author: The_Face
    Timeframe: Saga
    Characters: OCs ? specifically P.I.s Remy Diabet and Jav Yonx
    Genre: Humor? meta-humor.
    Keywords: Self-aware fiction, parody, detectives
    Summary: Freelance detectives Jav Yonx and Remy Diabet realize just why their life is so horrible? they are characters written by The_Face.
    Notes: This is a response to RK_Striker_JK_5?s self-realization challenge. I quoted the basic prompt above.

    Title:[link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/26298849/p1/?0]Too Many Cooks in Our Romance[/link]
    Author:Noelie[/b]
    Timeframe: Before the Saga
    Characters: Qui-Gon, OCs Noela, Liam.
    Genre: Humor.
    Summary: Hanging around, seeing who'll write you up.

    Title:[link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/26300694/p1/?0]What's Your Damage?[/link]
    Author: DarthIshtar
    Timeframe: Beyond
    Characters: Stacey, Leia.
    Genre: Humor, parody.
    Summary: Two girls, comparing notes.

    Title: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26301935&brd=10477&replies=0]Dazed, Confused, and Waiting for the Ending Twist[/link]
    Author: emeraldshadow
    Timeframe: Beyond
    Characters: Jaina, Zekk, Jag, Tahiri, Jacen.
    Genre: Humor, parody.
    Summary: Everyone bows to Zekk!

    Title: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26304503&brd=10477&replies=0]Kept Man Law[/link]
    Author: brodiew
    Timeframe: Beyond
    Characters Zekk, Garm Bel Iblis, Han Solo, Anakin Solo, Wedge Antilles.
    Genre: humor
    Summary: A meeting of the men, minus the women.

    title:[link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26309361&brd=10477&replies=0]It's All Been Done Before[/link]
    Author:SpiritofEowyn
    Timeframe:Beyond
    Characters: Ghent, Kesrit, Jaina, Luke, Jacen.
    Genre: Humor
    Summary: It's the screening of Eowyn's fic!

    Title:[link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/26310092/p1/?0]Game Day[/link]
    Authordivapilot
    Timeframe: Beyond
    Characters: Zekk, Wedge.
    Genre: Humor
    Summary: It's time to see
     
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  2. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    This is a challnge that will actually make me think about my writing style.[face_whistling] Darn you, Jon! I love it!

    I'll see what I can come up with. ;)

    I'm in a drought!
     
  3. General_Kenobi_66

    General_Kenobi_66 Jedi Knight star 3

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    Grrr, evil Jon[face_shame_on_you] Teasing me with your intriguing challenges[face_not_talking]

    Anyway, I really like the idea, and I will be doing one, so long as DRL allows it:D
    Nice challenge, BTW=D=
     
  4. rebel_cheese

    rebel_cheese Jedi Master star 4

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    This looks fun, maybe I'll give it a shot. :D
     
  5. GraySaberFreque

    GraySaberFreque Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I love it, count meesa in.


    But this was inspired from your self-parody fic isn't it........
     
  6. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    Now I'm sorely tempted to write a Pink 5 fic based on this particular challenge.
     
  7. SpiritofEowyn

    SpiritofEowyn Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Ohhh! What a tempting challege![face_devil] I'll have to try that when I find some spare time somewhere.

    Jaina: NO!! Not a Spirit of Eowyn fic, almost anything but that! I'm probably going to die! Or be tortured mentally and angst through most of this fic! And it's all going to be Jacen's fault![face_mischief]
     
  8. Flowerlady

    Flowerlady Jedi Master star 4

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    [face_laugh] Jon, this could be really funny.... DRL has me by the seat of my pants but I think I'll have to see what I come up with...

    Now I just have to figure out those little quirks. I know that I have them, but it's sometimes hard to see one's own insanity....8-}


    FL @};-
     
  9. RK_Striker_JK_5

    RK_Striker_JK_5 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I'd like to thank everyone's enthusiasm so far for doing this, and I hope to see many of these in the future. :)

    I'll list everyone's fic in the first post, including the inspiration for this particular challenge. Yes, it's my own self-parody. :p

    brodiew:
    This is a challnge that will actually make me think about my writing style. [face_whistling] Darn you, Jon! I love it!

    I'll see what I can come up with. ;)

    I'm in a drought!

    Well, I hope it helps. *Hands him a glass of water* Drink from the well of inspiration! And when I wrote mine, it made me think as well.

    General_Kenobi_66:
    Grrr, evil Jon shame_on_you Teasing me with your intriguing challenges [face_not_talking]

    Anyway, I really like the idea, and I will be doing one, so long as DRL allows it :D
    Nice challenge, BTW =D=

    Thank you. :) It can be an intriguing look at your own writing style, and how it affects the characters.

    rebel_cheese:
    This looks fun, maybe I'll give it a shot. :D
    I hope you do! :)

    GraySaberFreque:
    I love it, count meesa in.


    But this was inspired from your self-parody fic isn't it........

    LOL. Yes, it was. It was something I've wanted to do for a while, too.

    DarthIshtar:
    Now I'm sorely tempted to write a Pink 5 fic based on this particular challenge.
    Yes! :D You must do it, Ish.

    SpiritofEowyn:
    Ohhh! What a tempting challege! [face_devil] I'll have to try that when I find some spare time somewhere.

    Jaina: NO!! Not a Spirit of Eowyn fic, almost anything but that! I'm probably going to die! Or be tortured mentally and angst through most of this fic! And it's all going to be Jacen's fault! [face_mischief]

    I hope you do find some time, Eowyn. Looks like you've already begun writing it. :p

    Flowerlady:
    [face_laugh] Jon, this could be really funny.... DRL has me by the seat of my pants but I think I'll have to see what I come up with...

    Now I just have to figure out those little quirks. I know that I have them, but it's sometimes hard to see one's own insanity.... 8-}

    Hmm, DRL has a lot of us by the throats. ;) It can be difficult to see your own cliches, stereotypes and such. It was for me, and can be a good writing exercise.
     
  10. Kelli_LB

    Kelli_LB Jedi Knight star 4

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    This is so incredibly tempting. Maybe after I finish the current chapter I'm writing, I can put something up.

    I guess mine would have to do with my tendency to emotionally torture Bail Organa. I have nothing against him; but he seems to get the worst in my fics.
     
  11. Darth_Manion

    Darth_Manion Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Curse you, Striker, for comming up with this idea first! It seems so deliciously . . . absurd. I'm really going to enjoy this challenge!
     
  12. SilSolo

    SilSolo Jedi Knight star 5

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    So I get to tease myself over how at least half of my fics contain teenaged angst.
     
  13. The_Face

    The_Face Ex-Manager star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Oh man, this sounds like fun. Self- is my favorite deprecating humor. ;)
     
  14. Eleventh_Guard

    Eleventh_Guard Jedi Master star 5

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    I have a LiveJournal fic about Allana that would work well for this with a few edits. :) I should probably shoot it to a mod first, though, since one part of it is a little questionable.
     
  15. Sith_Squid

    Sith_Squid Jedi Youngling

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    This sounds like fun. Here's one I just rustled up; it seemed a bit short so I thought I'd best not post it in one of the fiction sections and mindlessly push a worthy story further down. It's basically about the narrator bullying the character.


    Skittish Magritt jabbed a rusty spanner into the iron wrought innards of his podracer. He flicked his gangly wrist and something inside the vehicle whirred to life. A moment later a choking smog of noxious fumes burst from a broken component and the whole machine sputtered like a sick kaadu. The grotesque engineer, bent lazily on his haunches, craned his neck and eyed up the clouds.

    "Are you quite finished?", it squeaked, crossing its wiry arms across its chest in a heavily patronising manner.

    The squat, saggy skinned mechanic was more rabbit than man. It was as though a hare had been dropped into a sarlac pit and left there for a few days, only to be spat out into a low budget waste recycling unit full of rocks. The creature was, in every single respect, hideous.

    "Hey!", the thing snapped. "There's no need for that".

    The melted lump of flesh that ignorantly chose to call itself an engineer was also rude, unruly, and was prone to making personal attacks without provocation. Like a drunken idiot the rabbit man clumsily scrabbled at the wings of his poorly maintained podracer in a vain effort to pull itself to its feet. It gasped as it lethargically unfurled its wrinkled body and stretched itself to its full height, which wasn't very high. It growled at the clouds and spat out a stuttering wad of incoherent babble.

    "Now you're just twisting my words. I'm not rude and I got to my feet with ease, although your audience wouldn't have seen that would they? Not the way you bend my actions, you blaggard".

    The thing was a liar, too. And mad. It talked into the heavens like some back alley lunatic, and its repair skills were verging on the un-ethical. It also stank like a hutt. Again, in its dementia, it spoke into the clouds.

    "Why are doing this. Come and face me like a man, come out of your hiding, wherever you are".

    There was no response.

    "I'd consider that a response", the thing growled.

    No sane person would, therefore it wasn't. A cruel grimace peeled across the rabbit creature's rubbery features and it stomped off across the sand, no doubt to buy something illicit or unsavoury.

    "You see", the thing squawked, "why would you say something like that".

    No answer came from this mythical presence that the crinkly mechanic could apparently see, and it continued to patter across the pale brown sand, much in the same fashion as a little girl. It pointed its eyes at the floor and continued to stalk away. All of a sudden everything disappeared and nothing but the desert remained. The engineer began to whimper and crumpled brokenly into a foetal ball, giggling stupidly and rocking against its lumpy knees.

    Without even an echo of sound, a great mob of tusken raiders popped into existence in a crooked ring formation around its gibbering form. It was about to die.
     
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  16. Eleventh_Guard

    Eleventh_Guard Jedi Master star 5

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    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26294559&brd=10477]Allana's Treehouse[/link]

    Covers my tendency to write Allana, and to write Jacen in all kinds of pairings, from canon to crack and everything in between. I edited it a little from the original, to fit the forum and the challenge.
     
  17. emeraldshadow

    emeraldshadow Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Awesome challenge, Striker. I've done self-parody before-kind of-with Oh No! Not Another J/Z Story! but I'll have to write a vig specifically for this.
     
  18. ZebulaNebula

    ZebulaNebula Jedi Master star 5

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    I'm planning on entering when I actually figure out all my cliches. So far all I have is my Morrowind references(and other in-jokes), my severe under-use of the droids(I've never written Threepio and only gave Artoo a bit part), and my lack of description.
     
  19. SilSolo

    SilSolo Jedi Knight star 5

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    I'm still trying to figure out what all of mine are, too. So far, I got:

    teen angst
    long sentences
    Benlana
    Yuuzhan Vong
    dead Jacen
    Allana
    Hapans
    Ben has a kid and he has trouble with that kid (1 of those fics is posted, the rest are all on my hard drive)
    Ben loses his love in some way, shape, or form (once again, only one posted fic, but there are more on the hard drive and on other sites)
    J/TK
    one of Jaina's kids dies
     
  20. SabyneAmberle

    SabyneAmberle Jedi Master star 3

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    I think this will be fun. Though it might be the end of the crew of the Ebon Hawk as everyone knows it, leading to my being lynched by an angry mob of Carth fangirls. [face_worried]

    But I'll still try my hand at it! I'll take the risk! :D

    EDIT: Here it is!

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26296709&brd=10475]Where the Heck Are We?[/link]
     
  21. The_Face

    The_Face Ex-Manager star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I've posted mine:

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26296899&brd=10476]Three Walls Are Enough[/link]

    It's not much, but I fit in my love of endless banter, excessive dialogue, strange characters, and violence.
     
  22. Noelie

    Noelie Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I had a talk with Rk_Striker and Ish and this is my offering :) [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/26298849/p1/?0]Too Many Cooks in our Romance[/link]

    I think they might.. just might, forgive me!
     
  23. RK_Striker_JK_5

    RK_Striker_JK_5 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I'd like to thank everyone for participating. :D [:D] All respopnses have been put up in the main post, and I'll read them all ASAP. Thank you again!
     
  24. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Word Wiz Game Co-Winner star 10 VIP - Game Winner

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    LOL! all the challenge responses have been funny to say the least.

    I don't know about a response in the Star Wars fandom, but perphaps in my main fandom.....[face_thinking]
     
  25. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    Was there any doubt that I would exploit...my two favorite chicks?

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/26300694/p1/?0]What's Your Damage?[/link]
     
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