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Old March 5 2012, 03:18 PM   #1
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March 2012 Challenge - "What if...?"

Good day to you all.

Firstly, a big thanks to everyone who took the time to read and vote for last months entries. Can't actually believe I won on only my second entry

Now on to this months challenge. As the title suggests this challenge will look at a favourite of mine, the "what if" scenario--it can be something huge that changes the galaxy forever, or something small which affects the course of an individual (think along the lines of the TAS episode "Yesteryear", Nu-Trek, or the Myriad Universe books).

Some off-the-top-of-my-head ideas:
- What if Pike hadn't accepted promotion to Fleet Captain and stayed on the Enterprise?
- What if Voyager 6 had never gone missing?
- What if Riker had killed Locutus?
- What if The Circle had succeeded in ridding Bajor of all aliens?
- What if Voyager hadn't entered the Badlands?
- What if it had been Captain Gardner assigned to the NX-01?

Now for some rules:
1. Word limit of 10,000 (I'll be generous for my first time)
2. From the Trek-verse only (era crossovers, mirror universe, Nu-trek universe are all acceptable)
3. Entries can come from any canon series or your own fanon
4. No previously posted stories (either here or on another site), they must be your own work
5. The closing date is Saturday 31st March 2012, at 2100 hours GMT.

I think that should just about cover everything. However any questions, queries or comments then please feel free to ask.

Enjoy!
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Old March 5 2012, 06:01 PM   #2
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Re: March 2012 Challenge - "What if...?"

Hmmmm, interesting...
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Old March 5 2012, 06:02 PM   #3
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Re: March 2012 Challenge - "What if...?"

Damn...unfortunately all of the AU's I want to write have already been established. :-/
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Old March 5 2012, 08:59 PM   #4
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Re: March 2012 Challenge - "What if...?"

I don't see a problem with previously established AU's.
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Old March 6 2012, 12:26 AM   #5
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Re: March 2012 Challenge - "What if...?"

^The "What if?" has already been answered.

This contest would seem to work better if it were focused on canon based "what if?"s as you have to be familiar with what actually happened in the standard timeline.
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Old March 6 2012, 12:38 AM   #6
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Re: March 2012 Challenge - "What if...?"

People are of course more than welcome to do so if they so wish. I do agree that in that framework (where we all know what is supposed to happen), looking at how events might have turned out differently might be easier for the wider audience.

But if someone wants to explore another path for one of their characters/crews then I won't limit them.
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Old March 7 2012, 12:27 PM   #7
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Re: March 2012 Challenge - "What if...?"

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^The "What if?" has already been answered.
Depends on what AU you're look at. If its Nu-Trek, what is the universe like in the 24th century? Or what would happen if the Enterprise-C had stayed, how would her crew cope, what was Worf or Troi up to? After the Xindi destroyed Earth, where did Erica Hernadez find herself?

Even in universes that have previously been established, there are still lots of 'what if' scenarios to play about with.
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Old March 9 2012, 11:54 PM   #8
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Re: March 2012 Challenge - "What if...?"

An idea has arrived.
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Old March 17 2012, 07:54 PM   #9
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Re: March 2012 Challenge - "What if...?"

Working on a little Voyager fic for my entry up to about 5,500 words so far but still a bit to do!
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Old March 18 2012, 08:27 AM   #10
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Re: March 2012 Challenge - "What if...?"

Still plenty of time before the closing date
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Old March 27 2012, 03:43 PM   #11
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Re: March 2012 Challenge - "What if...?"

Challenge entry submitted -

The Black Widow

Please note: this is a rather violent piece.
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Old March 30 2012, 10:27 AM   #12
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Re: March 2012 Challenge - "What if...?"

Hi Bry Sinclair, can I go a few words over please?
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Old March 30 2012, 02:25 PM   #13
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Re: March 2012 Challenge - "What if...?"

Just how many words we talking about here?

I'd say 10,000 is being pretty generous, so you might just have to set about making a few quick edits.
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Old March 31 2012, 10:08 PM   #14
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Re: March 2012 Challenge - "What if...?"

Completely forgot that it was the last day of the month.

I'll get the voting set up shortly. Thanks to those that entered.
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