December 2012 Challenge: "I have imagined this moment for so long..."

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction' started by Cobalt Frost, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. Cobalt Frost

    Cobalt Frost Captain Captain

    "I have imagined this moment for so long... is this real?" ~Morpheus, The Matrix Revolutions

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    Following on (sort of) with my last challenge theme of dreams denied or snatched away, and in view of the holidays as a time where dreams are often fulfilled, I present the December challenge: this month's challenge is to tell a tale of a dream (or dreams) fulfilled; it can be a warm and fuzzy story, or perhaps one of "be careful what you wish for". A holiday motif is up to you, but it would fit this time of year.

    And now, The Rules:

    • Word limit: 10,000 words max, with a little wiggle room above or below.
    • Story must be original for this month’s challenge, nothing posted here before please.
    • Let’s keep the challenge in the Trek arena, canon or your personal fic.
    • Only complete stories will be eligible; finishing the story before posting it is a good idea.
    • Post a link to your entry in this thread when you’re done.
    • Contest to run until midnight (US Eastern Standard Time) December 31st, with voting to follow from Jan. 1st to Jan. 3rd, 2013... assuming the Mayan thing is bogus and the world doesn't end mid-December ;)
    Any questions can be directed to me here or via PM.

    Allons-y!!
     
  2. Chanukahjes

    Chanukahjes Commodore Commodore

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    Re: December 2012 Challenge: "I have imagined this moment for so long.

    Aha (maybe).
     
  3. Sandoval

    Sandoval Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Re: December 2012 Challenge: "I have imagined this moment for so long.

    Who knows, perhaps last month's low will be beaten and December will have zero participation?
     
  4. Count Zero

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    Re: December 2012 Challenge: "I have imagined this moment for so long.

    You're as cheery as ever.

    We had quite a number of participants in October and this theme has a lot of story potential. So I'm optimistic.
     
  5. Sandoval

    Sandoval Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Re: December 2012 Challenge: "I have imagined this moment for so long.

    It's the Christmas spirit.
     
  6. Outpost68

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    Re: December 2012 Challenge: "I have imagined this moment for so long.

    Mmmm I might have something in mind! ;)
     
  7. Sandoval

    Sandoval Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Re: December 2012 Challenge: "I have imagined this moment for so long.

    Pretty mediocre-sounding challenge in my opinion.

    At least last month's sounded fun, even though it inspired precisely one person to participate.

    This one just sounds a bit bland.
     
  8. Count Zero

    Count Zero Says who? Moderator

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    Re: December 2012 Challenge: "I have imagined this moment for so long.

    Well, if you participate and win you can set your own exciting-sounding challenge.
     
  9. Sandoval

    Sandoval Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Re: December 2012 Challenge: "I have imagined this moment for so long.

    I consider myself to be more akin to a film critic than a film maker I'm afraid. Play to our strengths and all that.
     
  10. Admiral2

    Admiral2 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Re: December 2012 Challenge: "I have imagined this moment for so long.

    Kevin Smith on critics and creation:

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYaIMyEoqic[/yt]

    Rated M for language, but gets to the point.
     
  11. Sandoval

    Sandoval Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Re: December 2012 Challenge: "I have imagined this moment for so long.

    I'm not really in the mood for watching nine minutes and fifteen seconds of Silent Bob I'm afraid.
     
  12. Admiral2

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    Re: December 2012 Challenge: "I have imagined this moment for so long.

    S'okay. Everyone who does will get the point you insist on missing.
     
  13. Count Zero

    Count Zero Says who? Moderator

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    Re: December 2012 Challenge: "I have imagined this moment for so long.

    Let's get back to the topic at hand, shall we? :)
     
  14. Angry Fanboy

    Angry Fanboy Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I'll give it a miss this month I think and concentrate on my Christmas shopping! :lol:
     
  15. Chanukahjes

    Chanukahjes Commodore Commodore

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  16. Angry Fanboy

    Angry Fanboy Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Wonder how many entries we'll end up with this month?

    I'm quite looking forward to entering whatever January challenge is concocted once Christmas and New Year are out of the way! :lol:
     
  17. Chanukahjes

    Chanukahjes Commodore Commodore

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    Re: December 2012 Challenge: "I have imagined this moment for so long.

    Lookin' an awful lot like just the 2 of us.
    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WamkRSDeD8[/yt]
     
  18. CaptainGold

    CaptainGold Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Re: December 2012 Challenge: "I have imagined this moment for so long.

    Ladies and Gentlemen (plus anyone else out there I missed),

    Here is my fan fiction entry for December, entitled "Gift of a Lifetime": http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=198022

    First time in a long time posting anything, please add any comments you might have. I've been working in my own universe for a long time trying for publication, so this is a check of if my skills are any better than they used to be!

    Thanks for reading it and the other entries this month.

    But please hurry to read it, I forgot to post a link in the thread until 50 days after I put it in lol
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2012
  19. Sandoval

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    Re: December 2012 Challenge: "I have imagined this moment for so long.

    Thanks for voting for it...