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Old August 20th, 2016, 02:57 PM
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Personal Challenge: TGRF

In an effort to write more, I've created this personal challenge.
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Whenever you want, give me a heroscape character (no customs please) and a word. The heroscape character only has to be based on a classic character or part of the storyline (aka, something like Mallidon or 'a soulborg' is okay).
The word is what the story is about. Give me a single word, any word, and it's down to me to figure out a way to incorporate it into a short story with the character.
I want this to be a challenge (maybe not as challenging as 'Drake' and 'floorwax,' but you get the idea). Throw me some curve-balls and I'll see what I can do. Humor is totally accepted. Please do try to make the word generic, meaning not unique to one thing (like 'X-wing' is unique to star wars, but 'spaceship' isn't).
While I will attempt to solve any challenge you give me, I do reserve the right to ignore those I deem impossible (aka, those including 'floorwax'.)

Links to the resulting stories can be found below:
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Pitches which I have not yet written stories for:
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Old August 20th, 2016, 02:59 PM
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Re: Personal Challenge: TGRF

So this is basically like my own version of the fan fiction challenge, except it's just me. And only I win. And I can ignore a challenge if it's not working for me (heh, that sounds pretty good).

So all joking aside, I want you guys to test my writing ability. If TAF can turn out a story about a literature-loving orc, anything is possible. If you can give me a good challenge relatively soon, I might even be able to turn out a story today or tomorrow.

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Old August 20th, 2016, 03:27 PM
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Re: Personal Challenge: TGRF

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So this is basically like my own version of the fan fiction challenge, except it's just me. And only I win.
Ya don't win if you back down from a good challenge

The first thing I could come up with:
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Character: Venoc Viper.
Word: Rambo.
I couldn't think of anything good, just something amusing

Good luck with yer challenges. I should probably also do some writing every so often to avoid being rusty.

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Old August 20th, 2016, 03:29 PM
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So this is basically like my own version of the fan fiction challenge, except it's just me. And only I win.
Ya don't win if you back down from a good challenge

The first thing I could come up with:
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Character: Venoc Viper.
Word: Rambo.
I couldn't think of anything good, just something amusing

~TAF
Hmm... so the only thing I know about Rambo is that it was a movie. And something about a red headband. That's not much to go off of... unless you were to supply some highlights...


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You'll note I made the title easily suitable for anyone else...

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Old August 20th, 2016, 03:42 PM
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Well, perhaps not the films so much as the idea... Basically the generalized thought of Rambo is a musclebound dude (indeed with a red headband) who mows down a bunch of people with a machine gun. How close that cliche really is to the actual films (especially the first one) is another matter entirely.

Idunno, just a silly thought.

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Old August 20th, 2016, 03:59 PM
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Well, perhaps not the films so much as the idea... Basically the generalized thought of Rambo is a musclebound dude (indeed with a red headband) who mows down a bunch of people with a machine gun. How close that cliche really is to the actual films (especially the first one) is another matter entirely.

Idunno, just a silly thought.

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Hmm, mowing down and the Venocs... something about those two... I'll see what I can do.

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Hmm, mowing down and the Venocs... something about those two... I'll see what I can do.

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Er, well that depends on who is the Rambo in this situation...

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Er, well that depends on who is the Rambo in this situation...

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That is AWESOME!!!!

But back on topic: I think some back stories for bio-less figures would be cool! Like Tul-Bak-Ra and the word "outcast". Or Nerak with "heartbroken". Or Migol Ironwill and "nemesis". But that might be too many at once... sorry. But now I'm expecting a story so when will you be posting one?
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Re: Personal Challenge: TGRF

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But back on topic: I think some back stories for bio-less figures would be cool! Like Tul-Bak-Ra and the word "outcast". Or Nerak with "heartbroken". Or Migol Ironwill and "nemesis". But that might be too many at once... sorry. But now I'm expecting a story so when will you be posting one?
Weekly if TGRF is to be believed. You could suggest all of those and let him decide which one he'd like to do (and spare him the fate of having to write a story about Venoc-Rambo ). There's certainly a lot of good ideas to be found in such suggestions.

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But back on topic: I think some back stories for bio-less figures would be cool! Like Tul-Bak-Ra and the word "outcast". Or Nerak with "heartbroken". Or Migol Ironwill and "nemesis". But that might be too many at once... sorry. But now I'm expecting a story so when will you be posting one?
Weekly if TGRF is to be believed. You could suggest all of those and let him decide which one he'd like to do (and spare him the fate of having to write a story about Venoc-Rambo ). There's certainly a lot of good ideas to be found in such suggestions.

~TAF
Oh the Venoc-Rambo story is already underway. Never fear.

I'm finding that I was a lot more out of 'writing shape' than I thought, so these challenges should be good for me. I'll see if I can't get the Rambo tale out tomorrow, or Monday at the latest.

FYI: Being fan fiction, certain creative liberties might (and probably will) be taken with any characters. (I doubt that means Venocs will take up machine guns, but you never know...)

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Heirloom and empire.

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Re: Personal Challenge: TGRF

Well the Venoc-Rambo story spluttered to a bit of a halt. I think I was trying to do it too fast, and I was skipping over crucial setting details. The main character resembled a cardboard cutout. The dialogue seemed forced (meaning it probably was).

So rather than trying to fix it today and tomorrow and get it out, I'm going to give myself some time to fix it properly and release it next weekend, at which point I will select another one of the fine prompts here and start working with that.

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