January Writing Challenge--Vote!!!

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction' started by Nerys Ghemor, Feb 1, 2009.

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Pick your two favorites!

Poll closed Feb 4, 2009.
  1. CeJay: I'll Never Look Into Your Eyes Again

    61.5%
  2. Nerys Ghemor: Exits in the Haze

    46.2%
  3. Kaziarl: I Will Proudly Take a Stand

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Hoshi_Mayweather: Headache

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Mistral: Little Boy Blue and the Man in the Moon

    15.4%
  6. trampledamage: It's Four in the Morning

    30.8%
  7. SLWatson: Across the Road

    30.8%
  8. TimmyWI: St. Peter

    7.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Nerys Ghemor

    Nerys Ghemor Vice Admiral Admiral

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    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.
     
  2. SLWatson

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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!
     
  3. mirandafave

    mirandafave Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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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.

    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.
     
  4. Starkers

    Starkers Admiral Admiral

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    CeJay and Nerys Ghemor
     
  5. Nerys Ghemor

    Nerys Ghemor Vice Admiral Admiral

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    CeJay and SLWatson.
     
  6. SLWatson

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    ::cackles:: And here, people thought I would win. CeJay is blowing everyone away. And thank you, Nerys!
     
  7. Nerys Ghemor

    Nerys Ghemor Vice Admiral Admiral

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    You're very welcome...you did a wonderful character piece. :)
     
  8. trampledamage

    trampledamage Clone Moderator

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    I voted for Nerys Ghemor and SLWatson.

    But, damn, it was a difficult decision! All the stories this month were very strong contenders.
     
  9. SLWatson

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    Hey, thank you! :D
     
  10. Mistral

    Mistral Vice Admiral Admiral

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    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...
     
  11. CeJay

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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.
     
  12. SLWatson

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    Thank you, CeJay; I'm honored.
     
  13. trampledamage

    trampledamage Clone Moderator

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    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.
     
  14. Nerys Ghemor

    Nerys Ghemor Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Thank you to everyone as well, for your votes! Especially in light of the superb competition, I'm honored! :)
     
  15. trampledamage

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    Congratulations to CeJay! A good win in a contest with a lot of strong entries :techman:


    So, what's next? :)
     
  16. Mistral

    Mistral Vice Admiral Admiral

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    COngrats, CeJay!
     
  17. Nerys Ghemor

    Nerys Ghemor Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Congrats!! Can't wait to see the next challenge idea! :)
     
  18. CeJay

    CeJay Commodore Commodore

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    Thanks, everyone.

    I'll have a new challenge up by tomorrow.
     
  19. Hoshi_Mayweather

    Hoshi_Mayweather Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    It was fun...:techman:

    I look forward to the next challenge...;)
     
  20. trampledamage

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    Glad you're going to be entering more challenges - your story was fun, I'm looking forward to reading more of them.
     

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