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View Poll Results: Pick your two favorites!
CeJay: I'll Never Look Into Your Eyes Again 8 61.54%
Nerys Ghemor: Exits in the Haze 6 46.15%
Kaziarl: I Will Proudly Take a Stand 0 0%
Hoshi_Mayweather: Headache 0 0%
Mistral: Little Boy Blue and the Man in the Moon 2 15.38%
trampledamage: It's Four in the Morning 4 30.77%
SLWatson: Across the Road 4 30.77%
TimmyWI: St. Peter 1 7.69%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 13. You may not vote on this poll

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Old February 1 2009, 07:32 AM   #1
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January Writing Challenge--Vote!!!

All right, guys...here are your choices for January. Vote for your two favorites!

CeJay: I'll Never Look Into Your Eyes Again
Nerys Ghemor: Exits in the Haze
Kaziarl: I Will Proudly Take a Stand
Hoshi_Mayweather: Headache
Mistral: Little Boy Blue and the Man in the Moon
trampledamage: It's Four in the Morning
SLWatson: Across the Road
TimmyWI: St. Peter


The challenge:

The new challenge is to write a Trek fanfic inspired by a song with lyrics that has NOT appeared in a Star Trek movie or show.

Here's an example (but I'm going to break rule #1, so I don't steal anybody's ideas by accident). Let's say you picked a song...oh..."Faith of the Heart."

Your job would be to write a story based on what that song makes you picture, feel, so on. The degree to which you incorporate lyrics and so on is up to you, but there should be some sort of connection between the song and your story even if just general theme/emotion.

Your story's title, however, must come from the song's lyrics (not the title of the song). In the example, "Faith of the Heart" wouldn't be a valid title--but "Strength of the Soul" would be.

Please, if at all possible, provide us a link to listen to the song. YouTube tends to be a very good source. If you can't find your song, then at least a link to the lyrics is required. (Both if at all possible.) Non-English lyrics are OK, but we'll need a translation if you go that route.

I'm going to give some extra leeway on length (we'll call it 5000 words), because I know some songs can really inspire a lot. Whether you use that additional length, however, is entirely up to you.
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Old February 1 2009, 07:49 AM   #2
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Re: January Writing Challenge--Vote!!!

CeJay and trampledamage take it from me. Both were engaging stories that I thoroughly liked for different reasons. And for once, I remembered to vote twice! Ha!
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Old February 1 2009, 03:36 PM   #3
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Re: January Writing Challenge--Vote!!!

Voted for CeJay's. A neat story with a song choice that fitted perfectly.

2nd vote went to Trampledamage because again liked the choice of music but also especially liked the topic of Will Riker grappling with the issue of Tom Riker. Really would like to see this one followed up - hint hint.

Mind you tempted to vote for the HoshiMayweather tale. We don't see too many ENT entries and this was a good one with again a song choice that fitted its story well.

Mistral's too came close to getting my vote because of the song choice.
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Old February 1 2009, 11:06 PM   #4
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Re: January Writing Challenge--Vote!!!

CeJay and Nerys Ghemor
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Old February 1 2009, 11:16 PM   #5
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Re: January Writing Challenge--Vote!!!

CeJay and SLWatson.
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Old February 1 2009, 11:17 PM   #6
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Re: January Writing Challenge--Vote!!!

::cackles:: And here, people thought I would win. CeJay is blowing everyone away. And thank you, Nerys!
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Old February 1 2009, 11:22 PM   #7
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Re: January Writing Challenge--Vote!!!

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::cackles:: And here, people thought I would win. CeJay is blowing everyone away. And thank you, Nerys!
You're very welcome...you did a wonderful character piece.
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Old February 2 2009, 03:43 AM   #8
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Re: January Writing Challenge--Vote!!!

I voted for Nerys Ghemor and SLWatson.

But, damn, it was a difficult decision! All the stories this month were very strong contenders.
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Old February 2 2009, 03:47 AM   #9
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trampledamage wrote: View Post
I voted for Nerys Ghemor and SLWatson.

But, damn, it was a difficult decision! All the stories this month were very strong contenders.
Hey, thank you!
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Old February 2 2009, 06:57 PM   #10
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Re: January Writing Challenge--Vote!!!

I said when i read it I would vote for CeJay. Nerys got the other-it was literally a flip of the coin with SLWatson and Nerys. Heads came up...
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Old February 2 2009, 08:39 PM   #11
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Re: January Writing Challenge--Vote!!!

I've yet to read something from SLWatson that doesn't impress me. Internal character conflict is tough to write. Making it flow nicely is even harder. My vote goes to Across The Road for exactly those reasons.

I also voted for It's Four In the Morning which was also splendidly composed and gave us a fascinating insight into the previously mostly unexplored Riker/Riker relationship.

I'm torn about my runner-up pick so I'm not going to pick one. A number of solid entries this month.
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Old February 2 2009, 09:32 PM   #12
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I've yet to read something from SLWatson that doesn't impress me. Internal character conflict is tough to write. Making it flow nicely is even harder. My vote goes to Across The Road for exactly those reasons.

I also voted for It's Four In the Morning which was also splendidly composed and gave us a fascinating insight into the previously mostly unexplored Riker/Riker relationship.

I'm torn about my runner-up pick so I'm not going to pick one. A number of solid entries this month.
Thank you, CeJay; I'm honored.
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Old February 3 2009, 03:00 AM   #13
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CeJay and trampledamage take it from me. Both were engaging stories that I thoroughly liked for different reasons. And for once, I remembered to vote twice! Ha!
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Voted for CeJay's. A neat story with a song choice that fitted perfectly.

2nd vote went to Trampledamage because again liked the choice of music but also especially liked the topic of Will Riker grappling with the issue of Tom Riker. Really would like to see this one followed up - hint hint.
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I also voted for It's Four In the Morning which was also splendidly composed and gave us a fascinating insight into the previously mostly unexplored Riker/Riker relationship.
In my agonising over who to vote for I completely forgot to say thank you for the votes I've received. Thanks guys! I'm really pleased that you liked the story.
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Old February 3 2009, 06:49 AM   #14
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Re: January Writing Challenge--Vote!!!

Thank you to everyone as well, for your votes! Especially in light of the superb competition, I'm honored!
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Old February 4 2009, 02:16 PM   #15
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Congratulations to CeJay! A good win in a contest with a lot of strong entries


So, what's next?
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