[identity profile] mimei.livejournal.com
I'm pretty sure Round One is over for all our timezones ^ ^;

Late entries are fine, though! I'd really love to see anything inspired by/related to the prompts.

Entries for this round:

[livejournal.com profile] narcomanicWheel of Fortune for 006.
[livejournal.com profile] velvetgunfireSide Story #1 for 003.
[livejournal.com profile] helldarkangelWhat I Want for 002.
edit another entry!
[livejournal.com profile] liyosaHair for 002.
and another! *flails with happy*
[livejournal.com profile] ymelaUntitled for 001.
more!!!
[livejournal.com profile] narcomanicWinds of Change for 002.
[identity profile] mayo-polyphony.livejournal.com
Evening! I bring this year`s Round 2, open until the 20th. Late fics are accepted!

Theme: Vocalists. Explore the connection of voice and words.

---Can the voice exist independent of words? Where is the voice - in the sound or the meaning?
---Where is the voice produced (physical/technological)? Where does the voice come from (conceptual/mythological/religious/philosophical)?
---What can be done with the voice? In English, one "gives voice (to)," one`s voice "drops," etc.
---What happens to words/the voice once it`s written down?

Address one question, all, or take your own approach. Form is up to you.


Exercises:
1. DRABBLE. Everyone has this knee-jerk "short=easy=crap" reaction, so I dare you to do it, and do it well.

A) Free-form: you have exactly 100 words (I expect a word count), + up to 15 for a title. These 100 words must be self-sufficient, no snippets of a longer fic. If there is redundancy in your drabble, I will eat your babies. This is where you explore characterization, style, setting, culture. To drabble (well), you must THINK, and examine that thought.

B) Box: you have 100 words only, INCLUDING the title. The key to a box drabble is to build it around a central concept, and name that concept in the title. The other 99 words should lose half their meaning if read without the title. Here, especially, your language has to be tight. The key to creating meaning in a box drabble is through juxtaposition. Use homophones, use balanced pairs in your sequence of action (i.e. open/close, up/down, light/dark, etc.). This is where you explore characterization, style, setting, culture, and LANGUAGE.

C) Cycle: write a series of three or more linked drabbles. The link can be sequential, thematic, chronological, surprise me.

D) I invite you to volunteer your drabble draft to be work-shopped. If interested, respond in the comments!


2. Theme and Variations. Structure your fic like a theme and variations composition. This is pretty much what it sounds like.


3. Dream Sequence. Incorporate a dream sequence. I`m hoping for some mind-bending horror here. No badfic, please. XP


4. Band-of-the-Fortnight. Happy Birthday, Ryuutarou!! Plastic Tree.


Process:
Write a fic in response to one or more challenge, post a link in the comments, request a fic from me! Participation is open to all. Don`t hesitate to ask for any clarification. Good luck!


Tagging: If no one claims it by the 20th, I guess it`ll bounce back to mimei. ? Hai Mi-chan douzo.
[identity profile] mimei.livejournal.com
excessively bored here (so feel free to use this as a party post) but i know that a few months ago i tipsily scrawled my ideas for challenges somewhere in Most Recent Notebook. yup, found 'em.
edit new comm layout [livejournal.com profile] last_pleasure. still need to clean up a few things. stylesheets from [livejournal.com profile] refuted. (yup, i'm that bored.)

[livejournal.com profile] last_pleasure CHALLENGES 2007 ROUND ONE


2007.02.19 (Monday 19 February 2007) through 2007.03.05 (Monday 5 March 2007) your time.
That's a whole fortnight & I'm starting with a bang.


Cut for length. Your challenges include: Behind the airbrushing; Makeover; 3-part, 3-POV with a twist; Songfic; Cross-culture; Male friendship; Drunkfic; Talent and Fanfiction 'classics'. )

Style Advice )

Finally...


You have an entire fortnight before the round ends, and basically forever if you can't finish it in time, I'll accept any sort of fiction, fannish or otherwise.

These challenges are meant to be TOUGH. If you'd like some simpler prompts I'm more than happy to offer them, but I might order a few limitations on them. If you'd like me to challenge YOU specifically to try something new I'll come up with something special JUST FOR YOU (just get in before the 26th, please). If you need examples, I will endeavour to provide them!

What do I mean when I say I'll fail you? Well, fulfil the prompt & you won't have to worry about that!

Brainstorm, talk, comment! Join in! You don't need to be a maintainer to participate.

NEW-COMERS? Remember to introduce yourselves! Please don't be shy, we love to corrupt party hear new opinions/discussion/thoughts. And maintainers, remember you can invite other writers.
How do you participate? Simple — write to a prompt and post the fic. Comment on this entry linking to your challenge fic once it's been posted at your ficjournal (or whereever you post fic). A summary is posted once the round is complete.

If you finish the prompt within the timeframe you can request from me! O: Take a look at my profile post and give me a challenge as cruel as what I've given you! You know you want to ;D

TAGGING: who wants it? SPEAK NOW. [livejournal.com profile] mayo_polyphony!
[identity profile] ymela.livejournal.com
Iris reporting for duty. Invited by [livejournal.com profile] mimei.♥

Bands (a.k.a Iris foolishly volunteers to try anything.) )

Notes (a.k.a disclaimers and admissions) )


If I've made any hideous mistakes in this post please do let me know. Thanks for letting me aboard.
[identity profile] mimei.livejournal.com
Firstly, thank you to everyone who entered. I have a lot of respect for you guys, especially those of you who endured level 3 concrit. Thanks to those who gave the concrit – it is by no means an easy task. And a massive thank you to everyone who helped in the running of this contest ([livejournal.com profile] yokozuki, [livejournal.com profile] velvetgunfire, and everyone at l_p!). I hope you all got something out of it.

And I apologise for taking so long with these...let's just say my photoshop skills are not that great. So sorry about the lame banners D: (if I've spelt anything wrong let me know and I'll re-do it).

Without further ado.

drumroll, please )


That brings us to the end of awards and the definite end of the contest! Congratulations everyone! Thanks for your bravery and perseverance! ♥
Biweekly challenges will begin running soon.
[identity profile] mimei.livejournal.com
yo, RSA! ^ ^

well it's been a while since the contest closed, thanks to everyone who dartboarded and concrit'ed, and to everyone who entered!

the absolutely awesome ♥[livejournal.com profile] yokozuki♥ has collated dartboards and we've gone through the entries together and decided upon a number of awards.

now it's your turn to vote.

the low-down

♠ unfortunately, for open votes i've had to use a text entry, as radio boxes don't support the full list of entries. i'm sorry about that, i hope it's not too annoying. please refer to the list of entries for these.

♠ we ask that if you have not read all given category nominees please pass that category by without voting.

♠ unless you need longer voting will close 2359GMT Wednesday 7 Feb (that's next Wednesday).

♠ please keep in mind that the nominees were decided mainly on the basis of your collated dartboard scores.

♣ as usual discussion is welcome :)

List of All Entries Sorted by Whether or not they Opted-in for Best/Worst Awards )


VOTING IS NOW CLOSED.

[Poll #918900]
[identity profile] mimei.livejournal.com
>> Dartboarding closes Sunday. That's the 21st. Of January. 2007. Following this will be voting! Please go forth and dartboard and multiply!!!! Clicking here will show all entered fics.

>> Got a suggestion for an award? (You may, of course, suggest a fic-specific award.) PLEASE SUGGEST AND DISCUSS BY COMMENTING ON THIS ENTRY.

>> Future happenings include: 1) a remix challenge, 2) a return to weeklies, but trying out fortnightlies, perhaps with more involved prompts, 3) other exciting things!

thank you to everyone who's been busy dartboarding and concriting! i know it isn't the easiest process (:


questions?? --> comment.
[identity profile] red-slash-army.livejournal.com
entry #16, sex_____&rocknroll by Isadora Duncan

synopsis: Glimpses into a few years in the life of a rock star.
ratings/warnings: NC-17 - Drug use, brief sexual situations. Strange psychology and halfbaked philosophy. Do not read if you are disturbed by the thought of Hide having been an eccentric man with a few fairly outstanding issues.
entered in: category 1 & 2
this entry uses prompt 5: balcony, saints, fairytales
dartboard: yes
concrit: 3

additional notes: There is a massive list of references and a couple direct quotes from them in the fic. If you want, just ask.


TRUTH? )
[identity profile] red-slash-army.livejournal.com
entry #15, Surface Tension by Elvis

synopsis: Inspired by episode #25 of Kagrra no Su.
ratings/warnings: PG-13
entered in: category 1 (open)
dartboard: yes
concrit: 2


Read more... )
[identity profile] red-slash-army.livejournal.com
entry #14, Hikari by Winston Churchill

synopsis: Aoi and Ruki move in to a new apartment as roommates.
ratings/warnings: NC-17
entered in: category 1 & 2
this entry uses prompt 1: "The difference between sex and death is that with death you can do it alone and no one is going to make fun of you." - Woody Allen
dartboard: yes
concrit: 3




Read more... )
[identity profile] red-slash-army.livejournal.com
entry #13, Moving On by Davy Crockett

synopsis: La'cryma Christi. As hard as change can be, sometime you just have to deal with it and move on.
ratings/warnings: PG
entered in: category 1 & 2
this entry uses prompt 2:
Nan no mama
nokoru ha mo nashi
aki no kaze

When autumn winds blow
not one leaf remains
the way it was.
-- Togyu

dartboard: yes
concrit: 3




Read more... )
[identity profile] red-slash-army.livejournal.com
entry #12, Celebration by Rasputin

synopsis: Kra goes major and Keiyuu decides they should celebrate.
ratings/warnings: R
entered in: category 1 & 2
this entry uses prompt 6: Choose one or more scenes/situations from X's Weekend PV to apply to anyone you'd like.
dartboard: yes
concrit: 3




Read more... )
[identity profile] red-slash-army.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] mimei says: CONSIDER THIS A CALL FOR LAST MINUTE ENTRIES. DO WE HAVE ANY TAKERS?
I challenge anyone who has an hour spare to pick up a prompt and write somewhere in the 700w range to it. I might be lenient about accepting these a little after the deadline.

[apologies to Frida for spamming at the top of your entry '__' and MASSIVE thanks to [livejournal.com profile] yokozuki for saving the day by posting the small influx of entries i failed at dealing with.]
_____________


entry #11, What does the 'suki' in 'sukiyaki' stand for? by Frida Kahlo


synopsis: BuchixRyuutarou. Akira plays the pimp and Ryuu is seme once again.
ratings/warnings: PG-13
entered in: category 1 (open)
dartboard: yes
concrit: 2

additional notes: The author would like to apologise for the bad pun/mangling of romanji in the title.

Read more... )
[identity profile] red-slash-army.livejournal.com
entry #10, Dear Life by Emily Dickinson

synopsis: HakueixSugizo. Sometimes you meet someone and you just want to have a little fun.
ratings/warnings: NC-17
entered in: category 1 (open)
dartboard: yes
concrit: 3


Read more... )
[identity profile] red-slash-army.livejournal.com
entry #09, Fitting In by Mirabai

synopsis: Tsunehito joins D and learns much about his new bandmates.
ratings/warnings: Hard R. Swearing, kissing, and rubbing.
entered in: category 1 (open)
dartboard: yes
concrit: 3


Read more... )
[identity profile] red-slash-army.livejournal.com
entry #08, The Game of Give and Take by Elizabeth Browning

synopsis: Trying to tape Black Fairy, Jui finds complications when he must babysit his younger sister.
ratings/warnings: NC-17
entered in: category 1 & 2
this entry uses prompt 5: balcony, saints, fairytales
dartboard: yes
concrit: 3


Read more... )
[identity profile] red-slash-army.livejournal.com
entry #07, One Step Closer by Charlotte Bronte

synopsis: Tomo and Yuusuke decide to take their relationship beyond the boundaries of 'friends', only to encounter numerous interuptions. During 12012's Oni-con appearances.
ratings/warnings: NC-17/Groping, swearing, sex and silliness
entered in: category 1, category 3
dartboard: yes
concrit: 3


Read more... )
[identity profile] red-slash-army.livejournal.com
entry #06, Unspoken by Uesugi Kenshin

synopsis: Hyde has some questions
ratings/warnings: PG, no warnings
entered in: category 2 (prompt)
this entry uses prompt 3: write a fic with: no adverbs. no euphemisms. mostly dialogue and as few clichés as possible
dartboard: yes
concrit: 3

any additional notes: The thoughts are those of the person who last spoke.

Read more... )
[identity profile] red-slash-army.livejournal.com
entry #05, Dream Catcher by Dorothy Parker

synopsis: Much as Shou tries to ignore the hecklers, they take their toll on him.
ratings/warnings: PG/none
entered in: categories 1, 2 & 3
this entry uses prompt 4: nightmares, snowglobe, hands
concrit: 3
dartboard: yes



Read more... )
[identity profile] red-slash-army.livejournal.com
entry #04, fantasy in pink minor by Sei Shonagon

synopsis: Kaya has gender issues.
ratings/warnings: NC-17 / gender...issues
entered in: category 1 (open)
additional notes: Centered phrases are quotes from the English version of (the song) "Paradise Lost" included on the "Glitter" album.
concrit: 2.5


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