Barricade Day Fanfic Challenge

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Barricade Day Fanfic Challenge

Postby Acaila » Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:10 pm

So, we've talked a little bit about how to commemorate Barricade Day this year and one thing that was suggested was a fanfic challenge.

This is the plan for how it's going to run:
People will sign up in this thread (by the end of Tuesday please)
On Tuesday night (my time), everyone who signs up will receive a prompt.
This prompt will give you a Les Mis character's name, a noun (usually an object) and an adjective.
Your challenge is to turn those words into a fanfic.
You have Wednesday the 5th of June to write them, and then you publish them in a new thread in here on Thursday the 6th of June.

Everyone is welcome to take part.
Nobody is expecting something on the level of Shakespeare within the constraints of the challenge
If you sign up you do have to post something at the end of it, even if it's just a few sentences, because I don't want to see people chickening out :D
There's no expectation of length at all actually, so drabbles/short one shots are probably expected.

(Also, I have my character and noun lists done, but if anyone has adjective suggestions, please feel free to give me some!)


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Acaila - Feuilly - bread - lonely
Mademoiselle Mabeuf - Courfeyrac - carbine - full
WhoIAm - Fantine - hat - free
IBelieveInYou - Grantaire - brand - miserable
Gervais - Joly - cow - spiritual
Rebus - Éponine - flag - agog
deHavilland - Bahorel - bridge - lovely
YoungStudentMarius - Enjolras - doll - jubilant
Aurelia Combeferre - Jean Prouvaire - brick - cursed
MamzelleCombeferre - Thenardier - moth - safe
SpiritOfDawn - Javert - gate - dreamy
Lizbeth - Marius - ring - strong
Rachel - Valjean - bottle - empty
TheRandomPhanGirl - Combeferre - candlestick - wrong
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Re: Barricade Day Fanfic Challenge

Postby Mademoiselle Mabeuf » Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:21 pm

Count me in!
"He never left home without a book under his arm, and often returned with two..."
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Re: Barricade Day Fanfic Challenge

Postby Acaila » Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:23 pm

Awesome, added you :)
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Re: Barricade Day Fanfic Challenge

Postby WhoIam » Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:35 pm

I'll say yes. :D I am hopeful that my dad won't follow through.
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Re: Barricade Day Fanfic Challenge

Postby Acaila » Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:40 pm

I'm sure we can give you some creative protest ideas if he tries ;) Got any red fabric handy? :D
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Re: Barricade Day Fanfic Challenge

Postby IBelieveInYou » Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:06 pm

count me in 8)
Then I saw their trembling features warp and, gradually,
Their foreheads turn pale and dissolve in front of me,
And everyone, like a stream that flows into a sea,
Became completely lost in a dark immensity.

Victor Hugo, The Slope of Reverie

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Re: Barricade Day Fanfic Challenge

Postby Gervais » Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:15 pm

I volunteer!

I'll come back in a little bit with some adjectives, too.
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Re: Barricade Day Fanfic Challenge

Postby Acaila » Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:31 pm

Added you both, welcome aboard :D And thanks Gervais!
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Re: Barricade Day Fanfic Challenge

Postby Mademoiselle Mabeuf » Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:33 pm

Could you give an example of what a prompt would be like and what a possible thing you could write about could be? I think I'm kind of confused...
"He never left home without a book under his arm, and often returned with two..."
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Re: Barricade Day Fanfic Challenge

Postby Acaila » Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:39 pm

Ok, example prompt off the top of my head:
Mabeuf - apple - peaceful

As to what you can write about, anything really that's inspired by your prompt. I don't know if we necessarily need a rule that all of the words in the prompt need to be in the fill.
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Re: Barricade Day Fanfic Challenge

Postby Mademoiselle Mabeuf » Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:40 pm

Okay...I think I understand it now.
"He never left home without a book under his arm, and often returned with two..."
^Victor Hugo on my life.
When I rule the world I'll plant flowers. :twisted:

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Re: Barricade Day Fanfic Challenge

Postby Acaila » Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:48 pm

Good stuff :) If anyone does have any more questions, do ask :)
Revolution: like Christmas come early only with more death
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Re: Barricade Day Fanfic Challenge

Postby Gervais » Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:49 pm

Yay! :mrgreen:

Let's see...here are a few:

Sleepy
Troubled
Joyful
Full
Empty
Encouraging
Miserable
Lovely
Consuming
Peaceable

Yay, nay, both?
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Re: Barricade Day Fanfic Challenge

Postby Rebus » Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:09 pm

Me, too, please!

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Re: Barricade Day Fanfic Challenge

Postby Acaila » Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:47 pm

Sure thing Rebus!

Gervais, they are *great*! The little Mis related ones are exactly the sort of thing I want to go for!
Revolution: like Christmas come early only with more death
Abaisse Chief/Chef
"Les Amis Fun Package - The Awesome Traits of Each"
"She's basically Enjolras meets Amy Pond"
Sings Stars "way better than Russel Crowe"


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