Challenge

Jun. 15th, 2006 12:27 am
[identity profile] semyaza.livejournal.com
It's likely that this comm is down for the count, but just in case: write a double drabble on the theme 'LotR as interpreted by Monty Python'. Or The Goon Show, if you go back that far.
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This week's challenge: Friendship.

I've tagged the challenges, so if you'd like to return to an earlier challenge idea you can find them all with one click of your ruby slippers.
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Write a double drabble featuring Orcs, Trolls or Barrow-wights.

Challenges

Mar. 4th, 2006 01:23 am
[identity profile] semyaza.livejournal.com
I'll be posting weekly challenges in honour of B2MeM. The first March challenge is to write a double drabble using all three of the following: winter, fire, snow. You can use the words themselves or images that conjure up each of these things.

Alternatively, write a double drabble about Fear.
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Spring has arrived (at least in my part of the world) and I thought it might be interesting to offer a challenge based on all of those things we associate with spring: birth, renewal, regeneration, growth, flowers, eggs, bunnies, chocolate, taxes. The topics vary from the sublime to the ridiculous, so take your pick of one or more (or add some of your own) and have at it.

Challenge

Jan. 27th, 2006 01:17 pm
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Write a double drabble inspired by The Hobbit. I want to see dwarves, spiders, barrels, dragons, Beorn.... I keep mentioning Beorn, don't I? That's because I live in hope.

Challenge

Jan. 12th, 2006 11:05 pm
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Write a double drabble featuring an animal mentioned by Tolkien.

Some examples of animals would be: the Boar of Everholt, Beruthiel's Cats, Gwaihir, assorted oliphaunts and wargs, Beorn in bear form, multitudinous horses and ponies, Smaug, Carc.... For further examples, go here.

Challenge

Dec. 28th, 2005 02:14 pm
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The final challenge of [livejournal.com profile] toilanddrouble's first year (yes, we will be one year old next Thursday) is Letters. I know that a 'Letters' challenge has been offered once before, but I'd like this challenge to be confined to letters of the epistolary sort. You know, the ones that begin "Dear Romestamo". The letters can be from the living to the dead, the dead to the living, the living to the living etc. Also--nota bene--if you would like to write a response to someone else's letter, then feel free to do so. A round robin of letters would be most welcome.

Since the community now accepts RP as well as FP, you might even like to do an RP/FP crossover. Have fun!

Challenge

Dec. 12th, 2005 11:11 pm
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It occurred to me that I've never issued a crossover challenge. I don't know what anyone would want to cross Tolkien with ;-) but I'm eager to find out. So there you go. Cross any work of Tolkien with any non-Tolkien work.

Challenge

Dec. 8th, 2005 12:10 am
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The "Other Authors" Challenge is still ongoing (as are all challenges, should anyone wish to write for them), but I'd like to issue a special challenge for the 25th anniversary of John Lennon's death.

Choose a line or phrase from a Beatles song (any song, any line) and use it at the end of your drouble. As an example:

"I don't know, Pip," said Merry, "but our friends are all aboard."

or

"How did Rosie get into the smial?" Frodo asked, with a moue of distaste.

"She came in through the bathroom window, sir."


Off you go.

Challenge

Nov. 27th, 2005 08:49 pm
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This fortnight's challenge: Write a Tolkien double drabble in the style of another well-known author.

I won't suggest anyone, although James Joyce might be amusing, or Samuel Johnson. I know this has been done elsewhere, but have a go anyway.
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This week's challenge is: Food, feasting, drinking.

Remember: all past challenges remain open, should you happen to be inspired.

Challenge

Oct. 31st, 2005 11:36 pm
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Out of Context Quote Challenge: Take a line from the movies or from any Tolkien work, and use it out of context.

Challenge

Oct. 23rd, 2005 09:50 pm
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This week's challenge. Yes, I know it's not Friday, but I was hoping to squeeze more dwarf droubles from you. That doesn't sound quite nice.

Write a drouble featuring an article of clothing.
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This week's challenge is: Write a missing scene (in 200 words, of course) from LotR. It can be book or movieverse.
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I like this challenge, so I'm going to issue it on this community as well.

This week's challenge is: Second Thoughts. What if a character had chosen a path other than the one laid out in canon? What then?

Surprise!

Sep. 16th, 2005 12:56 am
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Friday Challenge:

I've changed the layout (I'm obsessed with Flexisquares) and I've also decided to change the challenge day to Friday.

This week's challenge is: Shadows.
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This is a bit different, but hopefully interesting. I want you to choose a well-known proverb (from any culture) and use it somewhere in your drouble. A few examples of what I mean by 'proverb' would be: a stitch in time saves nine, a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, a friend in need is a friend indeed, a lie travels around the world while truth is putting her boots on, a wise man hears one word and understands two.... Be creative and have fun. :)

There won't be a challenge next week, so if you want to write more droubles for this challenge, that would be great.
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