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Mitchi 06-24-2010 02:47 PM

The /ggFTW Writing Challenge -- Vol 2!

/ggFTW Writing Challenge Vol. 2!

Remake of this:

Volume 1 can be found here: /forum/literature/74...challenge.html

A long time ago, Cath and I both got a crazy idea at the same time: To make basically a fiction quilt. While many stepped up to the plate, many also lost steam. I figured it deserved another go, so we made it happen, with a decent amount of success. And now, we bring you Volume 2, with new promps, and previous contributors can write for us again!

So here it is! A second coming of the writing challenge!

New in this version:
Writer's choice as a prompt
I'll be adding all works to our new /gg Library, for easy finding.


Originally Posted by Catharsis (Post 529519)
What the hell is this anyway?
The culprit was this thread: (link). Mitchi and I had this shared idea of doing a writing activity similar to the fanfic100 challenge, only on a more manageable scale. tl;dr, here's the gist of it:
  • We will provide a table filled with "prompts" or a random assortment of words.
  • Claim a prompt that inspires you, and start writing!
  • Post your piece, read each other's work, and enjoy the sheer pleasure of reading and writing.

Err... Come again?
Anyone can pick numbers/prompts from the table below, and pledge to write something (short story, fanfic, poetry, essay, novel, etc) using that prompt. Each time people post their pieces, I'll link the submission into the table until all the prompts are used, like sewing together a patchwork quilt.
  • Original pieces or fanfiction (game/TV/movies/etc) will do. Game fanfics are encouraged, though, since we're a gaming community.
  • Any genre (action/adventure/horror/romance/humor/etc)
  • Any length or format (just use common sense; 1 sentence is NOT a valid submission)
  • Each person can claim a max of 5 prompts; first come, first served. To claim a prompt, reply here with your choice. (If you decide to back out, please leave a note here so that someone else can adopt your abandoned claim.)
  • 1 prompt = 1 piece, although you can get 5 prompts and use them to write a 5-chapter story
  • Collaborations and co-writing are encouraged.
  • We're not grammar Nazis since we're doing this for fun, but do bother to use Word's spellcheck feature.
  • ENJOY IT. We're not competing or anything. ^o^

Posting Your Finished Work
Please fill up the form below. Be sure to include the link to your fic (new thread or your MMOG blog). Thanks!
HTML Code:

[B]Link:[/B]  (URL - thread or /ggFTW blog)
[B]Fandom:[/B]  Original OR specify name of Game/Movie/TV/Anime/etc
[B]Genre:[/B] action/adventure/horror/romance/humor/etc
[B]Rating:[/B] G/PG/PG-13/R  (no NC-17 please)
[B]Author’s Note:[/B] (Optional)

I know there are people who love to write out there, somewhere... COME ON OUT AND SHINE! 8D

The Prompt Table
NOTE: You can't take claimed prompts. Prompts that no one likes will be replaced every other week for variety.
  1. Intensity -- Claimed by Mitchi *done*
  2. Falling apart -- Claimed by Leille *done*
  3. Porcelain -- Claimed by Mitchi *done*
  4. Writer's Choice -- Claimed by ieatH0ll0ws *done*
  5. Sunset -- Claimed by Adun *done*
  6. Misguided -- Claimed by Adun *done*
  7. Summer -- Claimed by iFarted *done*
  8. Earth -- Claimed by Leille *done*
  9. Storms -- Claimed by Mitchi *done*
  10. Glitter -- Claimed by Kalverone *done*
  11. Writer's Choice -- Claimed by Kalverone *done*
  12. Drifting away -- Claimed by Milkshakes *done*
  13. Clear Sky -- Claimed by iFarted *done*
  14. Test -- Claimed by Adun *done*
  15. Good intentions -- Claimed by Mitchi *done*
  16. Purple -- Claimed by Leille *done*
  17. Writer's Choice -- Claimed by Dani *done*
  18. Destiny -- Claimed by Kalverone
  19. Agony -- Claimed by Adun
  20. Salvation

Completed Stories 17/20 (85% done)

Lei 06-27-2010 04:24 PM

I'd like to claim #6 Falling Apart, please. =]

Mitchi 06-27-2010 08:47 PM

First claim of this version! 8D

Come on people, join D:

Kalverone 06-28-2010 11:15 PM

I'd like to claim 2. Destiny, and 4. Glitter, please. C:

(Granted I can take two at once. ._. I'll just take #2 if that's not okay.)

Mitchi 06-29-2010 03:37 AM

List updated!

Also, I'm claiming Porcelain and Intensity.

Mitchi 06-29-2010 11:27 PM

Finished one of mine, so posting it.

Prompt: Intensity
Title: His glare, her smile
Link: liiink
Fandom: To your true self (Persona RP)
Genre: idk
Rating: PG
Summary: Layla has been invited to a mysterious club, along with a young man she has never met.
Author’s Note: Not really cannon to the story, this is written for the Persona RP that Maget and I are running. This has to do with his character (Nathaniel) and my character (Layla) and the circumstances surrounding them joining Sigma Mu Tau and the Velvet room.

Catharsis 06-30-2010 05:57 AM

I'm taking Good Intentions and Misguided, plus one Writer's Choice.


Mitchi 06-30-2010 09:04 AM

gogo Cath.

List updated!

Sodacan 06-30-2010 10:01 AM

I'd like to claim #12 Salvation please.

Catharsis 07-03-2010 07:06 AM

You're gonna kill me for this, but I'm gonna withdraw my claims. I was planning to use these for the /ggFTW staff fics, but I've been manhandled commissioned to write something else for a friend, some alternate universe Gothic England where the Church is conducting a violent witch hunt for vampires. I haven't quite figured out how to do it yet, so I'll write first then claim prompts that fit the chapters.

Besides, I'd rather finish first before claiming. Tends to jinx things, heh.

Mitchi 07-03-2010 11:15 AM


Alright, putting those claims back in the pool.

Except for good intentions. I'm yoinking that one. :jj:

Lei 07-03-2010 10:14 PM

Prompt: Falling Apart
Title: Fault
Link: Fault
Fandom: Original
Genre: Horror?
Rating: T
Summary: "Hey, look at me. Don't close your eyes. Hey."
Author's Note: Um, I don't know how this happened. The story just kind of made itself I suppose.

Oh! I'd like to claim #13 Earth as well please. :3

Mitchi 07-04-2010 12:05 AM

Thread updated!

Also, Finished one. /o/

Prompt: Porcelain
Title: Porcelain
Link: Link goes here /o/
Fandom: Original
Genre: idk, descriptive more than anything
Rating: G
Author’s Note: Mostly using this as practice (as usual) for honing my writing skills. While this isn't about anything in particular, I still had fun with it.

ieatH0ll0ws 07-06-2010 08:08 AM

Id Like to claim #18 writers choice please :D

Adun 07-06-2010 08:15 AM

Claiming #12 and #14. Pity I wasn't here for the first one.

ieatH0ll0ws 07-06-2010 09:34 AM

Prompt:Writers Choice
Title:A LaTale Adventure!
Genre:uhm idk, Humor?
Summary:Holly and Noir travel to Elfa from Aoich
Author’s Note:So, Its really only a short story. I hope to work on it more in the future for my own enjoyment. LOL. Well, the whole story is pretty much for my own personal enjoyment. Well I hope you like it :D

Mitchi 07-06-2010 10:55 AM

Awesome guys.

Thread updated!

Adun 07-07-2010 03:04 AM

Prompt: Sunset
Title: Forsaken
Link: Here
Fandom: Original
Genre: Adventure/Humor, I guess
Rating: PG-13
Summary: A boy is lost in the desert.
Author’s Note: God, this has nothing to do with sunsets. At least it has a sunset in it. Whatever. :py01: Maybe I'll write a continuation of this.


Gasp, the other one is done too.

Prompt: Misguided
Title: Nightfall
Link: Here
Fandom: Original
Genre: Adventure/Horror
Rating: PG-13
Summary: The lost youth finally can go home.
Author’s Note: Yay for more writing. The story continues and takes an unexpected turn.


I'd like to claim Agony next. Also, Test.

Edit: I'm worried that I didn't follow the prompts well enough this time. q_q
I'll try to produce future entries that more strongly adapt the prompt.

Mitchi 07-07-2010 10:23 AM

Don't worry to much about the story matching the prompt super closely. If you can write a story inspired off one of the prompts, then it works.

I managed to write out something about a dark hallway from the prompt candle O_o

In any case, list updated! :D

Adun 07-07-2010 10:42 AM

Cool, thanks. I'll finish the next two prompts soon and probably stop writing because I don't want to take them all.

Edit: Wait, 5 is the max as in how many you claim at one time or the max number of submissions you may have?

I'll probably try to write a fanfic instead for these next prompts, but I'm more in favor of original pieces. I find facfics a little restricting because the characters are set in stone and you can't be TOO flexible with them.

I like to write on a whim, whatever comes to mind, and the restrictions fanfics have puts me in a position where I bump into writer's block constantly.

"Would this character REALLY act like this?" etc. /ramble

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