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Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Rogue_Pilot_2347, Feb 15, 2007.

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  1. Rogue_Pilot_2347

    Rogue_Pilot_2347 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    *Like poetry? Then this is the challenge for you. The rules are simple. Below is a list of the numbers one through fifty. You pick a number, and pm it to me, and I'll pm you a poem. You must then write a short fic based off of that poem. You can use any characters you want, cannon or OC in any forum and any genre. The only catch is, at least four lines of the poem must appear in the fic (if it's less than four lines, you must use the whole thing). Bold them, highlight them, whatever you want; just make them visible. (And they don't have to be all in a row, or all at once; they just have to be there.)

    *When you post your story, put the title, and author of the poem you were given somewhere on your post, and pm me the link so I can put it in an index at the beginning of this thread. I figure about a month is a fair amount of time for this, so I'll give you until March 18th to post your entry (because February's a short month, I'll give you thirty days).

    *There will be no "winners" or anything for this challenge: it's not a competition. The purpose is to challenge you and make you a better writer.

    *If anything is unclear let me know and I'll do my best to make it clear.

    *I'll do my best to read all the entries, but I'll not make any guarantees, because college is hard and time-consuming.

    *Warning: For the purposes of this challenge, I am defining a poem as anything from a Shakespearian sonnet to a nursery rhyme; and I'm a big Kipling fan, so ther's a lot of his stuff in there. [face_devil]

    *Note: If you want to, you can write another poem based on the poem I gave you. You must still include at least four lines from the original.
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    1. GraySaberFreque
    2.
    3. Tahi
    4. VaderLVR64
    5.
    6. Alexis-Wingstar
    7. Mira_Jade
    8. earlybird-obi-wan
    9. Star-Foozle
    10. Divapilot
    11. ZekksGoddess
    12. Jedi Trace
    13. JadeSolo
    14. Kestrel_Kenobi
    15. General_Kenobi_66
    16.
    17.
    18.
    19. furrylittlebantha
    20. JediNemesis
    21.
    22.
    23. aurrasingrules101
    24. Alexis_Wingstar
    25.
    26. bmwgurl17[color]
    27. Jedi-Ant
    28. mastermet_0228
    29. SabyneAmberle
    30.
    31. DarthIshtar
    32.
    33. TheCrazyRodian
    34. DancesWithBlasters
    35.
    36.
    37.
    38.
    39. Shi-Ann_Kenobi
    40. divapilot
    41.
    42. Darth_Manion
    43.
    44.
    45.
    46.
    47. Jedi_of_ennth
    48.
    49.
    50. Jade_Max



     
  2. Rogue_Pilot_2347

    Rogue_Pilot_2347 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    [hl=darkred]Entry Index:[/hl]

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    [hl=darkred]Before the Saga:[/hl]

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26206857&brd=10475&start=26206964]Alexis_Wingstar: The Eulogy of the Lamb[/link]

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/26250520/p1/?0]Mira_Jade: Every Thorn Has a Rose[/link]

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26233862&brd=10475&start=26237293]JediNemesis: To My Heir[/link]
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    [hl=darkred]The Saga:[/hl]

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/26252771/p1/?0]DancesWithBlasters: What I Know[/link]
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/26372724/p1/?0]Darth_Manion: Death Star's Revenge[/link]

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=27038205&brd=10476]earlybird-obi-wan: Memories[/link]

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26294523&brd=10476&start=26295961]General_Kenobi_66: Dawn at the Edge of Darkness[/link]

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/26214689/p1/?0]Rogue_Pilot_2347: Kiatha's Triumph[/link]
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    [hl=darkred]Beyond the Saga:[/hl]

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/26254539/p1/?5]aurrasingrules101: Closer Home[/link]

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26257844&brd=10477]DivaPilot: Seeking Truth[/link]

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26274959&brd=10477&start=26287900]Jade_Max: Solitary In Thought[/link]
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=26211315&brd=10477&start=26211582]Jedi-Ant: A Piece of Ambiguous Guidance[/link]

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/26337585/p1/?0]mastermeg_0228: Revelations[/link]

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/25408340/p1/?9]Tahi: Border Wulf (Scroll down the page)[/link]

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/26397016/p1/?0]VaderLVR64: Fuzzy[/link]


     
  3. Rogue_Pilot_2347

    Rogue_Pilot_2347 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    EDIT: There aren't enough slots to need three posts for indexing

    Consider yourself added, VaderLVR64!
     
  4. divapilot

    divapilot Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    What the hey. I'll put my degree in English to work. Can I have number 10?
     
  5. JadeSolo

    JadeSolo Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Number 13, please! :D

    Can we write a new poem based off the prompt poem, instead of a vig?
     
  6. Kestrel_Kenobi

    Kestrel_Kenobi Jedi Master star 4

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    could I have 14 please? :)

    Thanks.
     
  7. Rogue_Pilot_2347

    Rogue_Pilot_2347 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Sure, JadeSolo. You can write another poem. Just remember to include at least four lines from your model.
     
  8. GraySaberFreque

    GraySaberFreque Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Number 1 please.
     
  9. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The Fanfic Manager With The Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Lucky number 7!

    Please?[face_batting]

    ~MJ@};-
     
  10. jedi_of_ennth

    jedi_of_ennth Jedi Master star 4

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    I'll take 47, please. :)
     
  11. SabyneAmberle

    SabyneAmberle Jedi Master star 3

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    Oooh! Count me in, I love poetry!

    I shall take number 29, please! :D
     
  12. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    Mar 26, 2001
    31, please.
     
  13. Jedi Trace

    Jedi Trace SouthEast RSA star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Dec 15, 1999
    # 12, please
     
  14. Jade_Max

    Jade_Max Jedi Master star 5

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    Jun 28, 2002
    What the heck - number 50 please ;)
     
  15. Jedi-Ant

    Jedi-Ant Jedi Padawan star 4

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    #27 please! :)
     
  16. Alexis_Wingstar

    Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master star 4

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    PM sent with a request for #24, please.

    This is going to be fun!
     
  17. Shi-Ann_Kenobi

    Shi-Ann_Kenobi Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Jan 2, 2007
    this sounds great! :D


    #39, please! [face_batting]


    ~Shi~
     
  18. MsLanna

    MsLanna Jedi Master star 6

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    Jul 8, 2005
    And I thought we'd get to write poetry....:(
     
  19. Rogue_Pilot_2347

    Rogue_Pilot_2347 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    You can write poetry if you want, MsLanna. It just has to stick to the rules in the first post.
     
  20. furrylittlebantha

    furrylittlebantha Jedi Master star 3

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    May I have #19, please? Thank you!
     
  21. Rogue_Pilot_2347

    Rogue_Pilot_2347 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Alexis_Wingstar just brought up a good point:

    You don't have to use the same capitalization that the poet use in your poem. You can also briefly interrupt the line. For instance, if your line is "He is gentle and He is mild," you don't have to capitalize the second "he", and you can write it like this if you so choose:

    "He is gentle," she said. "And he is mild."

    However, you cannot separated it by much more than that. It must still be recognizable as a line from the poem.
     
  22. Jedi-Ant

    Jedi-Ant Jedi Padawan star 4

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    This challenge is hard...may be a little while yet before mine is up...haven't been bitten by a bunny as yet :( but i'm working on it!

    :D

     
  23. General_Kenobi_66

    General_Kenobi_66 Jedi Knight star 3

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    Man, this is hard!:eek: But it's an awesome challenge!:D I've got a rough draft written out (Actually, I've written out three, and I'm trying to decide which to go with) now I'm just polishing them up, and tweaking and stuff, but it might be a week or so...


    Yeah, I was wondering about that too... I'm having trouble with using my poem with a SW universe[face_blush] But if I can't, it's perfectly fine:)
     
  24. DancesWithBlasters

    DancesWithBlasters Jedi Knight star 4

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    This is hard! I hope I can finish by the deadline. A question, though: Can we change the grammer/spelling of something from the poem so it flows better? Or should we keep it in the original format?
     
  25. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The Fanfic Manager With The Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    I have a question.:)

    When includung the four lines of the poem do we have to includr it in the dialouge, or thoughts, or do we include it like we would in a songfic?

    I feel really stupid asking, but I just want to clarify before I finish my fic.

    ~MJ@};-
     
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