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 Post subject: Suggestions for Challenge Themes
PostPosted: 27 Apr 2006, 14:26 
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One of the suggestions in the Box on the old board was, IIRC, to have set drabble challenges to which people could respond.

Please post any ideas for challenges in this thread. Once we have a couple in hand, the JT mod will set up the challenge. Stories in response to a challenge should be posted in the appropriate fiction house, but the thread name should be prefaced thus:

CHALLENGE: Story Title Here

A JT mod will then link to all the stories from the original challenge post, so they are easily accessible in the future.

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 Post subject: Re: Suggestions for Challenge Themes
PostPosted: 27 Dec 2008, 20:27 
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As posted in the thread I started a few weeks back:

We choose a scene from somewhere in the series, and the challenge is to re-write it in the style of a chosen author. Not sure how much organising would be required beyond choosing the scene, I don't think it would even matter very much if more than one person chose to parody the same author.

As requested I've delayed suggesting this formally until after the ADs have (officially) finished, since they were similar in some ways - although I'd love to see them continue at some point! But that's a bit OT! :oops: :oops: :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Suggestions for Challenge Themes
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Which scene were you thinking of? Also which authors?


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Suggestions for Challenge Themes
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The scene (or scenes) is/are now under discussion - but the idea was that people choose their own author to parody.


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Are we going to have a February challenge scene to play with, now that January is over? :devil:

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 Post subject: Re: Suggestions for Challenge Themes
PostPosted: 02 Feb 2009, 16:11 
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See what the mods think, I suppose!

Did you have a scene in mind?


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What about the episode where Len is accused of shope lifting?


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 Post subject: Re: Suggestions for Challenge Themes
PostPosted: 27 Feb 2009, 11:59 
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Just had a brain-waggle:

Inspired by this lovely drabble from Nightwing.

Could we try a round of 'X writes a drabble', where X is a CS character of your choosing?


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 Post subject: Re: Suggestions for Challenge Themes
PostPosted: 28 Nov 2009, 01:34 
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Have just spotted this, it sounds like a fun idea.

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 Post subject: Re: Suggestions for Challenge Themes
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How about an alliteration challenge?

Everyone picks a letter - any letter - and writes a drabble using as many words as possible that start with that letter. I think a minimum length of one sentence would be a good idea, so that no one feels overwhelmed at the thought of writing a 300,000 epic beginning with 'W' :roll: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Suggestions for Challenge Themes
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How about a 'what if' challenge, where people try to write drabbles about what might have happened if one little detail in a certain book was changed? Not really sure how it would work though. If a certain scene was chosen that everyone had to use it might be too restricting. Possibly we could just choose one book, and people could decide what detail in that book they would like to change. That would give everyone a bit more scope.

I think it would be fun to have a drabble challenge soon though whatever the theme. I don't think there has been one in a while?

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Have you ever tried combinations challenges on this board? How it works is that someone (or several someones) puts together a series of lists - for example, a list of characters, a list of locations and a list of objects (book, ink, dog, hat, ribbon, or whatever), usually no more than five to a list. Challenge respondents must choose one item from each list and write a drabble that includes all three elements. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Suggestions for Challenge Themes
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Llywela wrote:
Have you ever tried combinations challenges on this board? How it works is that someone (or several someones) puts together a series of lists - for example, a list of characters, a list of locations and a list of objects (book, ink, dog, hat, ribbon, or whatever), usually no more than five to a list. Challenge respondents must choose one item from each list and write a drabble that includes all three elements. :)


I've done something where 2 people lists 1 each of: boys name, girls name, adjective/adverb, object and something else, I can't remember what, then write a story with them.

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 Post subject: Re: Suggestions for Challenge Themes
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How about a challenge of having a CS girl in peoples ordinary lives? It could be a character from one of the books, or a made up character, and so on.

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