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Old February 6 2012, 06:30 PM   #1
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February 2012 Challenge: Dressing Down

The theme for the February 2012 Challenge is "Dressing Down."

And I'm not referring to casual Fridays.

Your challenge is to write a story where a character (or characters) receives a severe "dressing down" - a scenario where the character(s) is confronted with an actual or perceived failure, slight, insult, miscommunication, insensitive behavior, etc.

Possible scenarios . . .
- A verbal reprimand by a superior officer
- A spat between two people in a relationship
- A confrontation between peers
- A diplomatic faux pas

Use your imagination. Make it awkward. Make it intense. Make it emotional. Or make it funny. Just make it within the following boundaries:
  • Story must take place in the vast realm of Star Trek - any era, canon or fanon.
  • 10,000 word limit
  • Must be your original work (plagiarists will receive a severe dressing down)
  • Must be NEW work - no re-runs of stories previously posted here or elsewhere.
  • Completed stories only. Please do not post installments / incomplete tales.
  • Post your story in a separate thread (identifying it as a challenge entry) and provide a link in this thread.
  • Deadline for submission - Wednesday, February 29, 8:00 p.m. Central Standard Time
  • Voting will take place March 1 - 4. More details at the time the polls open.
Questions? You have but to ask. Good luck and good writing!
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Old February 6 2012, 09:49 PM   #2
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Re: February 2012 Challenge: Dressing Down

Interesting TLR. I've just been struck with a nice little idea, if I can figure out how to do it justice.

::Toddles off to a dark room to ponder::
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Old February 6 2012, 11:22 PM   #3
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Re: February 2012 Challenge: Dressing Down

Bry_Sinclair wrote: View Post
::Toddles off to a dark room to ponder::
Is that a dark room in the photography sense or just a room that is dark?

I need to know.
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Old February 7 2012, 01:06 AM   #4
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Re: February 2012 Challenge: Dressing Down

^Both?
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Old February 7 2012, 01:10 AM   #5
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Re: February 2012 Challenge: Dressing Down

Hmm, I might have an idea for this one. Let's see if I can work out the details and find some time to write it.
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Old February 7 2012, 07:22 AM   #6
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Re: February 2012 Challenge: Dressing Down

Sandoval wrote: View Post
Bry_Sinclair wrote: View Post
::Toddles off to a dark room to ponder::
Is that a dark room in the photography sense or just a room that is dark?

I need to know.
The latter.
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Old February 8 2012, 01:06 AM   #7
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Re: February 2012 Challenge: Dressing Down

Sounds like a very interesting idea and something that could create some good stories.
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Old February 8 2012, 05:09 PM   #8
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Re: February 2012 Challenge: Dressing Down

sojourner wrote: View Post
^Both?
Unlikely.
Bry_Sinclair wrote: View Post
The latter.
Much appreciated.
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Old February 8 2012, 05:33 PM   #9
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Re: February 2012 Challenge: Dressing Down

Anytime Sandoval.

Anyways, thinking I might test the waters with a character from my 23rd century civvie crew concept for this challenge. Just have to see how it develops.
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Old February 9 2012, 10:50 PM   #10
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Re: February 2012 Challenge: Dressing Down

Here is my entry for this months challenge, featuring Rachel Keller (from the 23rd century civvie idea I have posted on the board). It deals with how her life in Starfleet came to an end, which ultimately led to her assuming command of the Ship.

Enjoy!

http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=161074
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Old February 10 2012, 11:05 PM   #11
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Re: February 2012 Challenge: Dressing Down

Well, that was quick.
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Old February 10 2012, 11:17 PM   #12
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Re: February 2012 Challenge: Dressing Down

I was bored at work
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Old February 12 2012, 04:30 AM   #13
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Re: February 2012 Challenge: Dressing Down

Been awhile since I posted here but this sounds like a fun challenge to write so I will see what I come up with.
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Old February 17 2012, 04:39 AM   #14
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Re: February 2012 Challenge: Dressing Down

I don't know if I'll do this or not... but when I first saw TNG:"The First Duty" when Picard dressed down Wesley, I felt like I was in trouble too. No one does it better than Picard!
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Old February 22 2012, 02:43 PM   #15
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Re: February 2012 Challenge: Dressing Down

It looks like mine is the second entry; First Born:
http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=162802
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