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The Simple Soldier Challenge... Are YOU up to it?

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Brant_Flir, Mar 10, 2007.

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  1. Brant_Flir

    Brant_Flir Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Hi, this challenge came to me as I was sweeping the floors at my work before we opened this morning (I work at a small, local hardware store). I got the idea while I was thinking about my newest idea, and then Jango's quote came to my mind, which is what this challenge is based off of.

    "I'm just a simple man, trying to make my way in the universe."
    -Jango Fett in Attack of the Clones

    So here is the basis for the challenge:

    Write a short story on a character (OC or a canon character) who is part of some fight, and it will be his last one. Whether he knows it will be his last fight or not is up to you, he could die, retire, be captured, etc. But he is a 'simple man'. Not some ultimate special ops soldier with God-like skill and Force powers, but just your Regular Joe Blo soldier in some fight somewhere in the galaxy.


    LIST OF COMPLETED CHALLENGES

    Before the Saga
    ---[link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26383171&brd=10475&start=26383723]Other Dreams[/link] written by [hl=darkblue]VaderLvr64[/hl]

    The Saga
    ---[link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26337716&brd=10476&start=26338167]Last Battlefield[/link] written by brodiew
    ---[link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26338391&brd=10476&start=26338754]And No One Cared.[/link] written by Brant_Flir (EXAMPLE)
    ---[link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26342041&brd=10476&start=26342179]Reckless Determination[/link] written by Sith_Squid
    ---[link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26343573&brd=10476&start=26343612]Battle Log[/link] written by whiskers
    ---[link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26346468&brd=10476&start=26349468]Doc[/link] written by Yodas_Waiter
    ---[link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26352515&brd=10476&start=26354288]FIREALERT[/link] written by earlybird-obi-wan

    Beyond the Saga
    ---[link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26340942&brd=10477&start=26342222]Soldiers Like Us[/link] written by thesporkbewithyou
     
  2. CassaSoloDaughterOfA

    CassaSoloDaughterOfA Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Jul 4, 2006
    I'm interested...Very interested.

    I'll try and write something tonight, and I'll let you know If I except the challenge.
    But put me down as a semi-contestant. :D
     
  3. Jedi-Ant

    Jedi-Ant Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Jan 3, 2007
    Same. :D

    I've accepted so many challenges lately, but I'm a sucker for them, so I'll try and get something written for this tonight as well
    :)

     
  4. thesporkbewithyou

    thesporkbewithyou Jedi Master star 4

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    Now this is a challenge I like. I've always wondered about the regular guys - meaning guys who aren't say, Page, or Cracken like people.

    Is there a deadline for the fic?
     
  5. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Excellent Challenge, Brant_Flir!

    I did it on a whim and in about 30 minutes. I hope it satisfies.

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26337716&brd=10476&replies=0]Last Battfield[/link]
     
  6. Brant_Flir

    Brant_Flir Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Um... I don't know... How about... Friday?

    *Goes to check story*

    EDIT: Great fic dude. Especially on a whim.
     
  7. Brant_Flir

    Brant_Flir Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Here's my entry.

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26338391&brd=10476]And No One Cared.[/link]

    R&R.

    Enjoy.

    Thanks.

    -The One
    -The Only
    -The Flir
     
  8. CassaSoloDaughterOfA

    CassaSoloDaughterOfA Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Alright Flir, count me in. I'll have my entry thrown in soon.
    And to thank you for the plot bunny, I'm naming the main character after you. :D
    Although, he will have a tragic death. [face_plain]
    But that's got nothing to do with you. :p

    P.S. You can compete in your own competition? :confused:
     
  9. Jedi-Ant

    Jedi-Ant Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Jan 3, 2007
    I've just been bitten by a plot bunny, so count me in definitely!!!

    Hopefully I'll have it finished by tomorrow
    :)



    P.S. You can compete in your own competition?

    Yeah, you can, but usually as an "example" entry.

     
  10. CodyMonKenobi

    CodyMonKenobi Jedi Master star 4

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    Great challenge Brant, I am deffinatly intrested in this. Do we have a time limit?
     
  11. yodas_waiter

    yodas_waiter Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Good challenge, I'm in!

    I'm actually working on it right now.
     
  12. Brant_Flir

    Brant_Flir Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Yeah, i just wanted to write one, but think of it as an example.

    Um, how about one week from today?
     
  13. yodas_waiter

    yodas_waiter Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I'm wondering if you could define how long a short story could be? Mine's running at a little more than two pages on Word and I'm wondering if it is too long
     
  14. ZebulaNebula

    ZebulaNebula Jedi Master star 5

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    Feb 10, 2005
    By soldier, do you mean enlisted regular infantry, or would pilots, mercenaries or insurgents be qualified as well?
     
  15. thesporkbewithyou

    thesporkbewithyou Jedi Master star 4

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    Ah-ha! Here's one challenge I actually finished. Wrote it all in an hour or so last night. I'll post the link when it's up.

    And here it is! http://www.http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/26340942/p1/?0.com

    Edit: The markups are doing something funky. Grrr...
     
  16. Brant_Flir

    Brant_Flir Jedi Padawan star 4

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    By short story i mean a viggie. Doesn't matter how long, but just don't make an epic out of it. ;)

    Hiya Zeb!

    Yup, anyone who fights, it could be a farmer with a pitchfork.

     
  17. yodas_waiter

    yodas_waiter Jedi Youngling star 3

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    By short story i mean a viggie. Doesn't matter how long, but just don't make an epic out of it.

    Cheers! I can do that :)
     
  18. Sith_Squid

    Sith_Squid Jedi Youngling

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    Thought I might have a go at this one. Just a quickie - [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/26342041/p1/?0]Reckless Determination.[/link]
     
  19. Brant_Flir

    Brant_Flir Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Great entries brodiew, Sith_Squid, and thesporkbewithyou.
     
  20. whiskers

    whiskers Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Cool challenge. Mind if I play?

    http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/26343573/p1/?0
     
  21. Brant_Flir

    Brant_Flir Jedi Padawan star 4

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    That was a really good viggie, Whiskers!

    -The One
    -The Only
    -The Flir

    ~Brad
     
  22. yodas_waiter

    yodas_waiter Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Ok, mine is up:

    [link=http://http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26346468&brd=10476]Doc[/link]
     
  23. VaderLVR64

    VaderLVR64 Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Oh, great challenge!!! =D= I might have to do this. I'll see what I can lure the muse with. :p
     
  24. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost star 6

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    as a firefighter I came up with this one
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26352515&brd=10476]FIREALERT[/link]
     
  25. Darth Muis

    Darth Muis Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Ooh! Good challenge! Maybe I can come up with something for this...
     
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