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Challenge Third Annual Winter Holiday Fic-gift Exchange~ Thanks, stats and questions from mav

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by mavjade , Nov 29, 2009.

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  1. Alexis_Wingstar

    Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master star 4

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    I have a plot, and have wrote a couple paragraphs, but it's slow going as the characters are unfamiliar to me (I've only read up on them in Wookieepedia which isn't the same as actually reading the stories). Apologies to the person I'm writing this for, but it will be late. :(
     
  2. KotORBF2Female_Revan

    KotORBF2Female_Revan Jedi Knight star 5

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    Feb 21, 2009
    I haven't even written anything so far. I don't want to give up on this, but I know I can't finish this on time. :oops:
     
  3. Ceillean

    Ceillean Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/30662519/p1/]The Name[/link]

    FicGift for TheMacUnleashed.

    Hope you like it.

    Happy New Year.

    [:D]
     
  4. Jedi Trace

    Jedi Trace SouthEast RSA star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/30663482/p1/?0]Tykes, Toys, And A Twi?lek[/link] for Jade_Max

    This was a challenge because I'm not very familiar with the characters and it's probably nothing like what you wanted [face_blush], but I hope you like. [:D]



     
  5. Jade_Max

    Jade_Max Jedi Master star 5

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    Like? Loved it! I didn't have anything in mind when the request came together, and you put it into a full picture. Nicely done, Tracie - thanks so much!! [:D]
     
  6. Point Given

    Point Given Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Dec 12, 2006
    Finally got over my procrastination [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/30664695/p1/]The Consequences of Invincibility[/link] for LittleMissNightsaber
     
  7. dancing_star

    dancing_star Jedi Master star 4

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    I finally got over my procrastination too! [face_blush]

    My request features Luke, Mara, (and Han) and is for Sithgirl132. Hope you enjoy! [:D]

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/30664837/p1/]Happily Ever After[/link]
     
  8. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Remember everyone, fic-gifts are due tonight by midnight board-time!!
    Hopefully the master list will be updated by tomorrow evening.



    After much procrastination and worry here is the fic-gift for Idrelle_Miocovani: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/30665670/p1/]With Open Eyes[/link]. I hope this is what you wanted and that you enjoy it... I've never really written either of these characters. [face_worried]

     
  9. Idrelle_Miocovani

    Idrelle_Miocovani Jedi Master star 6

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    And no worries, mav, you've done a beautiful job! [:D] Thank you SO MUCH, it's a wonderful gift! [:D] [:D]

    And also, thanks to mav for hosting this season's fic-gift exchange. I always enjoy this challenge; it's was a ton of fun as the writing of the gifts is just as wonderful as receiving them, since you never know what you're going to get or how it is going to challenge your muse. Can't wait for next year (seriously :p ) and =D==D= for everyone who participated! :D
     
  10. DarthBreezy

    DarthBreezy Force Ghost star 6

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    Jun 4, 2002
    You know, I replied in the thread but I realized that I hadn't said anything here!

    I absolutely loved my gift! It was VERY thoughtful and thought provoking, and I could see the scene that was presented - almost hear the characters breath - what a wonderful gift!
     
  11. Alley_Skywalker

    Alley_Skywalker Jedi Master star 4

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    Hey guys, sorry I'm not making t in before the deadline. My fic is finished it just needs to be proofread and such. Some family stuff came up last minute and I've been flying for the past 15 hrs so...blah. My fic will be up tomorrow for sure though.
     
  12. Alexis_Wingstar

    Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master star 4

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    Alright, it's not finished yet, but here is the first chapter to Jedi_Trace's request: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/30667747/p1/]Wayward Son[/link].
     
  13. SithGirl132

    SithGirl132 Jedi Master star 4

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    I think I'm probably late, and I'm sincerely sorry. PointGiven, here is your fic-gift: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/30667835/p1/]I Understand[/link], from this prompt: I would like a story in Beyond featuring:
    1. reconciliation
    2. coming of age (for Allana)
    3. a full accounting of Jacen's good deeds as a Jedi and evil deeds as a Sith

    I do not want: mushiness/sappieness/cheesieness. It should bascially be a mature appraisal of Jacen by the two loves of his life, not a touchy feely story (Sorry but I've never been a fan of them )

    Characters: Tenel Ka, Allana, Jacen's Force spirit


    And dancing_star, thank you so much! Even more so after tonight. Considering my life recently, I think I needed something like this.
     
  14. Jedi Trace

    Jedi Trace SouthEast RSA star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    :D It's a great start! Thank you so much! [:D]

     
  15. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Force Ghost star 9

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    For GeneralKenobi7, with my apologies for lateness (the ear that had a ruptured eardrum in 2008 is now giving me significant pain and problems and I've been quite unwell all weekend), [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/30668037/p1/]Her Regards[/link]. Happy holidays and sorry it took me until 6 minutes before the deadline to get my internet and my muse to cooperate with each other!

    Your fic-gift is for: GeneralKenobi7

    Their Request is:
    I would like a story in the Saga featuring:
    1. an embarrassing situation
    2. a hug
    3. an annoyed Jedi Master

    I do not want: Palpatine in it

    Characters: Anakin, Obi-Wan
     
  16. GeneralKenobi7

    GeneralKenobi7 Jedi Knight star 4

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    Thanks, DarthIshtar, I really loved it (don't worry about the lateness, it's okay)! I hope you'll feel better soon:( [:D]
     
  17. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Force Ghost star 9

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    Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it! Now I just have to go back and read the one written for me.
     
  18. MiralukaJedi

    MiralukaJedi Jedi Knight star 4

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    Here's one for dark_jedi_lover:

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/30668854/p1]Lightsaber Crystal Surprise[/link]
     
  19. Alley_Skywalker

    Alley_Skywalker Jedi Master star 4

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    Sorry for the lateness.

    My fic for Aiel is up: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/30669718/p1/?0]Sun, Water, and Colorful Fish[/link]
     
  20. dancing_star

    dancing_star Jedi Master star 4

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    Aww, you're welcome! [:D] I'm so glad you liked it! [face_dancing]
     
  21. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    First off I want to thank each and every one of you for another wonderful Fic-gift Exchange! You all have made this the most successful year yet and that is awesome! [:D] (Stats below!)

    I want to say a huge thank you to Ceillean and MiralukaJedi! They not only managed to complete their own fic-gifts but wrote a second fic-gift since there were people who were not able to finish. =D==D= [:D] Also thank you to Jade_eyes who volunteered to write another fic-gift.


    [hl=darkblue]
    STATISTICS: [/hl]


    2009:
    31 out of 34 people received their fic-gifts this year for a resounding 91.2% =D=
    Best year yet!

    2008: 28 out of 32 (87.5%)

    2007: 27 out of 30 (90%)


    If you did not receive your fic-gift and you have not been contacted by the person who was writing you letting you know what was going on, let me know and I'll do my best to find someone to write it for you.
    If anyone would like to volunteer to write, please let me know!


    [hl=darkblue]QUESTIONS:[/hl]
    Not too many this year! ;)

    1. What would you think of a rule that did not allow already established OC's?
    (OC's are great and I know people want to see someone else write their character but it makes it very difficult for me to find someone to write for it. If you all decided to keep them, that is fine too! :) )

    2. Should the deadline for fic-gifts be pushed back just a little further to allow the holidays to die down a little. (Like to the 10th of January?)

    3. Anything I can do to improve for next year?


    Thank you all once again! [:D]

    EDIT: Don't worry if you don't see your fic in the master list yet... I've not gotten the chance to complete it. The snow has been reeking havoc!
     
  22. GeneralKenobi7

    GeneralKenobi7 Jedi Knight star 4

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    Hmh, I would agree with not allowing established OCs (because of the reasons you listed). I thought the deadline was fine, but I don't know about the others...

    Thank you for moderating this great exchange, I couldn't think of anything you might do better![:D] :)
     
  23. Alexis_Wingstar

    Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master star 4

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    1. Oh geesh, it's hard enough writing established cannon characters you've never written before or even read except for on Wookieepedia. Writing someone else's OC, especially if you haven't read their stories... that would be very intimidating. I'd agree to not allow them.

    2. I think the deadline was fine (it wasn't anything about the holidays that made me not finish mine on time LOL).

    3. I can't think of anything to improve on what you did. Thank you for co-ordinating this. [:D]
     
  24. VaderLVR64

    VaderLVR64 Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    1. I wrote a story with an OC and I simply PMed the author and asked for an outline of the character. This was quick, simple, and VERY helpful. If someone is going to help out when they ask for an OC, I don't see a problem with it.

    2. I thought the deadline was fine.

    3. Can't think of anything to improve it. It seemed to go very smoothly and was well organized! :D
     
  25. madman007

    madman007 Jedi Master star 4

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    QUESTIONS:
    Not too many this year! wink

    1. What would you think of a rule that did not allow already established OC's?
    (OC's are great and I know people want to see someone else write their character but it makes it very difficult for me to find someone to write for it. If you all decided to keep them, that is fine too! happy )

    Been going back and forth on this. Yes, it is frustrating to introduce OC's to readers who are not familiar with them. That takes too much time and words to supply background and may take away from the person's request. However, I have myself included secondary characters who are there just to prolong the story, like a bartender or a guard. On the other hand, I would never ask a writer to write one of my own characters simply for the same reason - too much time to have them do the research for a small fic.

    2. Should the deadline for fic-gifts be pushed back just a little further to allow the holidays to die down a little. (Like to the 10th of January?)
    Or maybe start them earlier like in the first of the month of Dec or even have the requests sent in late Nov and have them due around Xmas time. End of the year is a hard time to find time for but it seems like most fics were submitted before Xmas.

    3. Anything I can do to improve for next year?
    Nothing except the earlier timing of the submissions.

    Great job, mavjade !!! =D=
     
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