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Author Topic: Summer 2013 Challenge: The Great Loss  (Read 4063 times)


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Summer 2013 Challenge: The Great Loss
« on: June 08, 2013, 02:07:46 PM »


What is the challenge?

The challenge is simple - create fic, art, comics, or playlists around a specific point in the game's history - the 3691 Coup which saw the disposal of Princess Phoebe and the Revolutionary Senshi and the installment of Empress Sin and her Iron Angels.  How did this affect change your character's life?

- Fic should be at least 500 words long. 

- Art and comics should at least have inked lines (as opposed to being a sketch). 

- Playlists should be at least 12 songs, and should be available either for download or to stream (via 8tracks, for example).  However, don't put the link for the album download on the forum - contact me, cause I have the tools to share it safely :D

Best part: you can make multiple submissions!

Which characters apply?

Pretty much everybody.  Players can write with their player characters and the NPCs associated with those characters - for example, I can write a Roimata story, then do art for Adelita, then write another fic for Sin and her husband.  You can choose to write a fic for a game NPC as well, if something inspires you. 

However, if you think another player character or important NPC will be an important figure in your work, it is a good idea to run your ideas past that player.  It would be sad to go through all the work of writing to find that your story doesn't fit in with that character's canon!

When should my media take place?

At any time within six months before or after the Coup, so anytime between September 3690 and September 3691.  So you can deal with the buildup to the coup, the coup itself, the escape of Phoebe, or any of the aftermath.   If you do a flashback, like a character in the present reflecting on the past, that counts as well.

Where should I post my media?

When you are finished, post it in this forum first so other people can cheer at you!  Put as the subject line "[Summer 2013] -" and then the name of your finished work.  After that, you should definitely feel free to repost it wherever it seems appropriate - in the Grand Archives, on Tumblr, in your personal journals, whatever!

I will also be highlighting the stories in the Challenge subset of the "Story So Far" megalink at the top of the page, and including that link in my admin updates.  We are aiming for max exposure here!

What happens if I miss deadline?



If your media is not submitted by 11:59 PM PST on August 25th, then simply it will not be featured as one of the finished pieces for the challenge.  You are still absolutely free to post it elsewhere, but it does not count as an official challenge piece, just a regular fic/art/thing.  So that's not bad. 

Do I need a beta tester?

Nah.  Just be aware that it will be featured, so don't post anything you would be embarrassed of.  And again, if you are going to use other players' characters, give them a head's up first.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2013, 04:50:23 PM by Sage »


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Re: Summer 2013 Challenge: The Great Loss
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2013, 11:16:36 AM »
Now the fun question:

What do you plan on doing for the challenge?

I think it would be a complete miss if I didn't write a Sin story - Alyss, I was actually thinking of working on a scene either right before, during, or right after she tears the Gnosis Crystal from Phoebe, so I'd love to chat with you about that.

Adelita should probably get a fic, especially of when she grabs Ulric's compact.  Ru and I already made noises about this :D

Roimata uh, had a rather dull time during the coup, cause he was a Gentry kid way out in Orpheus at the time and the news reached him in a highly edited form ("Guess what!  We have a new queen now! She is way better for us than that princess brat was!").  He suspected there was bullshit afoot but there might not be enough to make a cool story out of XD


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Re: Summer 2013 Challenge: The Great Loss
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2013, 05:38:21 PM »
Kit's probably gonna have a solo story post-coup, of her watching the last video letter she got from Ulric and being very sadface.  It was probably sent like the day before the coup too (also all those people who were saying that the senshi were cowards are full of crap SAY THAT TO HER FACE DAMNIT).

As Sage mentioned, there should be fic of Ulric giving Adelita his compact.  I think this will be awesome both for being a dramatic moment, and because it'll help to finally hash out what exactly caused the Heracles rod to break.

Also, Angie and I were kicking around the idea of doing Ulric and Daki's last moments together.  Because we love the tragedy.  :D


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Re: Summer 2013 Challenge: The Great Loss
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2013, 12:50:16 PM »
I'm torn between Phia fic/Seraia fic or a playlist.
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Re: Summer 2013 Challenge: The Great Loss
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2013, 04:50:02 PM »
Note that the deadline has actually been pushed back to September 25th!  I did this because I realized that August is not actually the end of the quarter, but September is. So we all have a bit more time to think of and work on stories/art/playlists!