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The Alternate Universe Weekly Challenge Thread

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bright_ephemera
01.24.2014 , 03:07 PM | #711
Week of 1/24/2014
Synchronicity – Sometimes coincidences happen up close and sometimes they happen lightyears away. Sometimes it’s a plan clicking into place and sometimes it’s totally unintended. Sometimes it makes things seem like they’re meant to be…sometimes it makes it seem like they’re really not. Write about a time very similar events happened to your characters at the same time and possibly at a distance.

And, as ever,
Night of the Living Prompt: Keep on using any prompt you like! Check out the list at http://www.swtor.com/community/showp...postcount=1675.
This week's featured NotLP:
Sacrifice - What are your characters willing to sacrifice to achieve their goals?
the Short Fic Weekly Challenge - 90+ authors to date. 2500+ stories. New prompts weekly!
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Ceterum autem censeo, Malavai esse delendam.

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01.31.2014 , 12:48 PM | #712
And now, ze prompt!

Week of 1/31/2014
Boring Conversation Anyway - Our characters talk to a lot of people. Sometimes these conversations end well. Sometimes they end...less well. Conversations may culminate in agreement, anger, happiness, thoughtfulness, kisses, or bloodshed…or get cut off before any satisfying conclusion is reached. Write about the way one of your characters' conversations ended. For better or worse, did it go differently in your alternate timeline?

And, as ever,
Night of the Living Prompt: Keep on using any prompt you like! Check out the list at http://www.swtor.com/community/showp...postcount=1675.
This week's featured NotLP:
Good/Bad Memories - Sometimes good memories can get your characters through hard times, sometimes bad memories are the extra push they use to move forward. What memories move your characters?
the Short Fic Weekly Challenge - 90+ authors to date. 2500+ stories. New prompts weekly!
Bright's Fanfic Threads
Ceterum autem censeo, Malavai esse delendam.

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02.14.2014 , 08:05 AM | #713
Bright asked me to provide the prompt this week. Alaurin had a great suggestion on tumblr, so here goes:

Week of 2/14/2014
Love Letters and Secret Valentines -- How do our characters stay in touch with the ones they love when they are far apart? Did they write romantic messages while they were courting? Has a new companion stumbled on some cherished correspondence with an old flame? Perhaps they never worked up the courage to express their feelings except in unsent letters or anonymous notes. In a romantic mood, what would your character write and to whom? Prompt courtesy of Alaurin.

And, as ever,

Night of the Living Prompt: Keep on using any prompt you like! Check out the list at http://www.swtor.com/community/showp...ostcount=1675.
This week's featured NotLP:
Best Day Ever - We've written about our characters' worst days; now write about their best days! A day when something wonderful happened, like finally beating your nemesis, or just a day when everything went really well for them, and how they reacted.

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02.17.2014 , 09:51 AM | #714
Thank you Kabeone for starting and maintaining a story Index for both the SFC and SFC-AU. I took over the SFC Index last fall, but neglected this one.....apologies for that! Anyways, I'm copying what Kabeone started and will continue in the same format.

***The Prompt Archive and SFC Index, which includes SFC-AU, have been moved to their own thread which can be found here.***

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Striges
02.24.2014 , 07:42 AM | #716
Many apologies, I thought I posted the weekly prompt here right after the one in the main SFC thread.

Week of 2/21/2014
Where are they Now? -- As our characters move through their stories they change the lives of many others, most of whom we never see again. The Force-sensitive Flesh Raider on Tython. Seh-run, the Abyssin on Korriban. Zi’am on Hutta. Paul and his elderly parents on Ord Mantell. Whatever happened to them? Did they became stalwart allies or bitter rivals? If they died because of our character’s actions, do they have relatives looking for revenge? We often remark about how characters from early on in the stories show up later to help or hinder our characters, or how characters from different class stories make cameos in others. How about some of these forgotten ones?

And, as ever,

Night of the Living Prompt: Keep on using any prompt you like! Check out the list at http://www.swtor.com/community/showp...ostcount=1675.
This week's featured NotLP:
Xenobiology - Different species means more than different skin colors. It means different entirely different physiologies. Having friends whose bodies work so differently from your own can make things complicated, as everything from how you relax to how you dress and what your beauty rituals are (what is "lekku buffing", anyway?). How do your characters deal with differing biologies that they encounter?

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Striges
02.25.2014 , 11:37 PM | #717
Uncharted Territory has been languishing in the land of I’m Busy With Other Things. It took this week’s prompt to get amorphous thoughts to gel into something coherent. So here’s a new bit.

Prompt: Where are They Now?

Characters: AU Kirya Bilali and Jesp Rixik, featuring Senator Vanara Kayl and Paus from the Where are They Now file.

Title: Second Chances

This story follows Both Sides Now, Parts One and Two. Many thanks to Alaurin for maintaining and updating the index.

Important reminder: Uncharted Territory contains massive spoilers for important plot points in the smuggler storyline, especially chapters 2 and 3. Including the summary. Yep, I’m spoilertastic.

Summary, since I haven't posted anything in this AU for nearly a year:
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Striges
02.28.2014 , 07:31 AM | #718
New Prompt Day

Week of 2/28/2014
Inheritance -- We’ve looked at antiques and heirlooms our characters possess. We’ve looked at legacies, both as a game mechanic and as something your character hopes to leave behind. But what about things they inherit? The things that follow them whether they like it or not. A noble or reviled name? Some nebulous family curse (mother never did say what it entailed). Maybe they’re heir to a throne they don’t want, or were passed over for one they desperately did. Perhaps it’s the family farm, the family business, or perhaps it’s literally nothing at all. What sorts of things or have your characters inherited, and how did they deal with them? Prompt courtesy of LaxKnight.

And, as ever,

Night of the Living Prompt: Keep on using any prompt you like! Check out the list at http://www.swtor.com/community/showp...ostcount=1675.
This week's featured NotLP:
Disguises - Sometimes our characters have to gain entry to places that it's not easy to get into. What's a good strategy? A disguise, of course! Write about a time in which your character had to pretend to be someone or something else, and how they dealt with trying to be convincing.

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03.07.2014 , 07:32 AM | #719
New Prompt Day!

Week of 3/7/2014
Why They Fight--and Why They Don’t -- Characters manage to get into all kinds of altercations, large and small. Fights. But why? Not the easy answers: for the Empire, for the Republic, for family or the Force or bad luck any of the other reasons they might give to themselves or others. Why does your character choose to fight? Under what circumstances do they choose violence as a solution, and where do they draw the line? Even the cowards and the pacifists have reasons for their choices, and borders they will not cross. Explore it. Prompt and link courtesy of Kabeone.

For a more complete essay, read Why We Fight by Michi on tumblr.

And, as ever,

Night of the Living Prompt: Keep on using any prompt you like! Check out the list at http://www.swtor.com/community/showp...postcount=4734and http://www.swtor.com/community/showp...postcount=4735 (yes, we’re up to two full posts!).
This week's featured NotLP:
Worlds Colliding - Our characters fly all over the galaxy and meet people from many different worlds - metaphorically and literally. Relationships, friendships, and partnerships can develop, which often results in those two very different spheres of living coming together - which can be tough to navigate. Write about a time when your character's world met up with another's, and how they reacted.

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Striges
03.14.2014 , 07:22 AM | #720
New Prompt Day!

Week of 3/14/2014
Life has no Reset Button -- Your character makes decisions every day, from minor ones, like what to wear, to vital important ones that change lives. Whether to capture or kill a prisoner. To stay with a partner or break up. To follow an order or disobey. They do the best they can under pressure and with limited information. What choices do they regret? Which ones might they do differently, now that they’ve had time to reflect? Would they make the same choice, knowing the consequences? Or are they even more sure now that they made the right decision?

And, as ever,

Night of the Living Prompt: Keep on using any prompt you like! Check out the list at http://www.swtor.com/community/showp...postcount=4734and http://www.swtor.com/community/showp...postcount=4735 (yes, we’re up to two full posts!).

This week's featured NotLP:
Disguises - Sometimes our characters have to gain entry to places that it's not easy to get into. What's a good strategy? A disguise, of course! Write about a time in which your character had to pretend to be someone or something else, and how they dealt with trying to be convincing.