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October 2005 Challenges Bulletin

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  • JunoMagic
    October Bulletin [Remember that all links are members side: you must be logged in to HASA (http://www.henneth-annun.net/) for them to work.] Birthdays! - If
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 1, 2005
      October Bulletin
      [Remember that all links are members' side: you must be logged in to
      HASA (http://www.henneth-annun.net/) for them to work.]

      Birthdays! -
      If you have an October birthday, now would be the time to post your
      request! A few requests to help the creative juices flow. Juno Magic
      turns 30 this month. She loves Elrond and Gil-galad. To make her
      day, she'd love something about her OFC character Nihil [in her
      Elrond/Nihil story "The Tides of Time and the Bones of the Earth"].
      Raksha the Demon prefers Faramir in any situation except slash. She's
      especially interested in drabbles featuring Faramir as a warrior -
      Ranger, Captain, or as Prince-Steward (JRRT implied in HoME that he
      and Imrahil alternated accompanying Aragorn as war-commanders, one
      would stay home and hold the fort, the other would go with the
      armies), or Faramir working with Aragorn as his Steward.

      Post your request at the Birthday Cards Forum:


      Also, don't forget to create a story for the birthday card workshop.
      This serves the same purpose as the old HAWriters story and lets
      others put drabbles they write in an easily accessible location. Enter
      this story in the challenge for September drabbles, so we have all of
      these in one place. (There are instructions on how to do all this at
      the top of each thread in the Birthday Cards Forum; if you need help
      just ask the Workshop Manager, Gwynnyd.)

      New Challenges
      Perhaps you have an idea for a new challenge. Post it in the
      prospective challenges and encourage others to join in the fun. Get
      five interested writers and you have a challenge.

      The Oldies: Ten for the Fellowship and the One Ring that binds them on
      the Quest

      These are closing soon, so catch them now or regret it forever:

      Put Down That Can(n)on, Mr. Tolkien! [10/06/05]


      Throw caution (and canon) to the wind and put together those dream (or
      perhaps nightmare) couples that have been floating about in your
      brains. The only requirements would be that these should not be
      couples as conceived of by Tolkien and they should both be canon
      characters (no OFC or OMCs please).

      A Short AU Challenge [10/08/05]


      Change canon in some significant way, and write an AU piece centering
      on that change -- but tell it in 5,000 words or less.

      One Pint Too Many [10/17/05]


      Write a story where alcohol is involved, dealing with how the altered
      state of mind would make people interact differently than the way they
      normally do.

      Tolkien's Challenge [10/20/05]


      Choose a piece of land anywhere in Middle-earth and follow it through
      the ages!

      Chance Meetings [10/22/05]


      Write a story about a character whose life was impacted by the Quest
      for Erebor. Extra credit if you manage to tie your story into the
      events of The Hobbit.

      Inspired? [10/22/05]


      Write something (prequel, sequel, missing scene, poem, drabble etc.)
      based on a story by another author. It can be fun to explore other
      writers' universes, character interpretations, ideas etc. Please
      ensure that you have the inspiring author's permission to use or refer
      to his/her story. Please identify the inspiring story and credit its
      author in your work.

      The Only Thing to Fear... [10/31/05]


      . . . is fear itself. Give them fear! What is the deepest fear of
      Boromir? What causes Aragorn to wake in terror? Does Elrond panic in
      the watches of the night? Take any character and tell us what
      terrifies him.

      Runaway Aragorn [10/31/05]


      Aragorn is disgusted with being king. How does he cope with his
      desire to return to his Ranger days?

      When we have shuffled off this mortal coil [10/31/05]


      Death-fics: most of us have a love/hate relationship with them. Any
      characters, as long as it involves around-death introspection:
      regrets, prayers, thoughts for loved ones.

      Urban Legends [10/31/05]


      It could be great fun to come up with all new urban legends, or to
      twist ours into an Middle Earth appropriate story.

      HASA Challenges Team
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