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Books Challenges
 
Categories: Anime & Manga, Books, Cartoons & Comics, Gaming, Movies & TV, Miscellaneous
Characters: Other, Reader, Various, You

Description: You know what’s really popular right now? Retelling fairytales. Movies do it; books do it; I’m sure other forms of media do as well. So why not get some fan fiction in on the proceedings?

Here’s the deal: Take a fairytale, preferably one that’s well known, though it doesn’t have to be. Then, rewrite it in the context of your chosen fandom!

Here’s the twist: No AUs. I want you to completely and utterly fit your rewritten tale into the timeline and structure that already exists in the anime or manga or movie or whatever that you picked. That means no making the reader a princess and setting it in the middle ages. It also means you can’t just slap “Dark!Tsuna” on as the Beast character in a Beauty and the Beast retelling. If you want to use Tsuna in that role, figure out how to make it make sense with his actual characterization. Retell Cinderella with the whole of The Mortal Instruments and not just the characters. Work Sleeping Beauty into Free! without scrapping the high school swim team element. Get my drift?

A few extra details:

1. I use “reader character” when speaking of the female love interest, but feel free to use only canon characters, or even your fandom character if you prefer.

2. Gender swapping the roles is fine. Want to rewrite Rapunzel with Twilight characters and make Edward Rapunzel and the reader character the prince? That’s perfectly fine.

3. Related to the above, do whatever you like with the sexuality of your characters. If you want to rewrite the Little Mermaid with the reader character as the mermaid and Natasha Romanoff as the prince, you go for it. I think asexuality would be difficult in a fairytale, but if you can manage it (or find a good fairytale for that idea), then feel free to do that as well. Seriously, anything goes.

4. The point is to retell a fairytale story while making it believable in the context of your chosen fandom’s canon. That means no making canon characters out of character to suit your purposes, or just lifting plot details and items straight from your fairytale. A ball to choose a wife at isn’t going to make sense in most fandoms, and you’d get more creativity “points” if you used something other than a glass slipper retelling Cinderella.

5. Your fairytale is going to look different than the original. That’s the point. Plan things out. Think outside the box.

6. This challenge is not for drabble or ficlet collections. You must write enough to encompass the fairytale you're retelling. One shots, therefore, are fine, as is writing a novel-length story.

7. Use whatever fandom in whatever media you would like for this.

8. The only limitation is that this challenge is not for original fiction. In that case, you don’t have a fandom to fit the story in and the rest of the rules are moot!

9. You may adapt fairytales in their generally more violent or sad incarnations, or those that have been through "Disneyfication."

Hopefully I gave enough examples that the idea I'm going for here is clear. As always, if you’re interested but don’t quite understand, please feel free to contact me. My contact information can be found on my profile.

Posted: 11/16/13 | Deadline: None
 
Categories: Original Stories, Anime & Manga, Books, Cartoons & Comics, Gaming, Movies & TV, Real Person, Miscellaneous
Characters: None

Description: I absolutely love Chris Daughtry's music – have since the very beginning (American Idol) - and just his voice in general really. So, in honor of his wonderful music, which I could listen to forever, I present to any who view this humble challenge.

Rules:

[1] You must show in the summary that you have accepted my challenge, since I'd love to read what you've written.

[2] It can be any length, as long as it's over one hundred words.

[3] You can use any pairing you want and OC's as well as Reader Inserts are accepted. Yaoi and Yuri are accepted, also. Genre - romance/smut/crack - does not matter; all of that is all up to you.

[4] You can use any fandom you like or no fandom at all.

[5] They do not have to be in order.

[6] You must use at least one of the albums Daughtry has released (Daughtry, Leave This Town, Leave This Town: The B-Sides – EP, Break the Spell, Baptized) and be sure to choose wisely, even though you can't really go wrong with any of them, because every song in the album or albums must be used if you accept.

[7] You can use the songs however you wish just as long as there's a connection between the title or lyrics to your writing.

Posted: 12/09/13 | Deadline: None
 
Categories: Original Stories, Anime & Manga, Books, Cartoons & Comics, Gaming, Movies & TV, Poetry & Song, Real Person, Miscellaneous
Characters: None

Description: The five deadly terms, plus one, used by women that men should be wary of. Most men however, are too stupid or arrogant to know when to quit while they're ahead.

Disclaimer: The prompts do not belong to me. As far as I know they belong to Whoopi Goldberg.

Rules:

[1] You must show in the summary that you have accepted my challenge, since I'd love to read what you've written.

[2] It can be any length, as long as it's over one hundred words.

[3] You can use any pairing you want and OC's as well as Reader Inserts are accepted. Yuri is accepted, also. Genre - romance/smut/crack - does not matter; all of that is all up to you.

[4] You can use any fandom you like or no fandom at all.

[5] They do not have to be in order.

[6] You must do all of them.

Prompts:

1. Fine - This is the word women use to end an argument when she knows she is right and you need to shut-up.

2. Nothing - Means something and you need to be worried.

3. Go Ahead - This is a dare, not permission, do not do it.

4. Whatever - A woman's way of saying 'screw you'.

5. That's Okay - She is thinking long and hard on how and when you will pay for your mistake.

Bonus: Wow - This is not a compliment. She's amazed that one person could be so stupid.

Posted: 12/09/13 | Deadline: None
 
Categories: Original Stories, Anime & Manga, Books, Cartoons & Comics, Gaming, Movies & TV, Real Person, Miscellaneous
Characters: Original Character(s), Other, Reader, Various, You

Description: So something on my Tumblr dash piqued my interest!
Click click! ⇨ Periodic Table of Storytelling

Rules!
1. A collection of one-shots.
2. For one story, choose one 'element' that you'll write about. Your story could be a combination of other elements, but the element you chose must be the main highlight of the story.
3. Any order. Your first story doesn't have to be the element that's in the spot of Hydrogen in the periodic table of elements.
4. Any fandom! Because I want to share this cute thing to everyone! Oh, you may write an original story too!
5. Any rating, any genre. As long as it can still highlight the element you chose.
6. For each chapter title, kindly add the symbol (the shorter name) of the element of the story. (E.g.: Mpb; School Prefect) ... Mpb is "Manipulative Bastard" in the periodic table and I thought of Hibari from Katekyo Hitman Reborn! first so that's the example.
7. Lastly, indicate on your summary that your story is a response to my challenge.

I'll do this one too, on summer. Enjoy~

Posted: 03/04/14 | Deadline: None
 
Categories: Original Stories, Anime & Manga, Books, Cartoons & Comics, Gaming, Movies & TV, Miscellaneous
Characters: None

Description: Suddenly becoming a father, a single one at that was the absolutely last thing on his 'to do list', but fate clearly had other ideas. He's about to find out if he is in fact 'man enough' to handle every crazy, frustrating and surprisingly scary thing that comes with raising a child to adulthood alone.

Rules:

Okay, so this challenge needs some explaining. Basically you just need to pick a guy from any anime, manga, book, TV Show, games ect. that probably would not make the best father and unexpectedly plop a child who's age can range anywhere from a newborn to a toddler, no older or younger though, into his custody one way or another. Also, the child must biologically be his.

[1] You must show in the summary that you have accepted my challenge, since I'd love to read what you've written.

[2] It can be any length, as long as it's over one hundred words.

[3] You can use any fandom you like or no fandom at all.

[4] The guy you pick must be a single father and the mother cannot be in the picture for whatever reason you'd like to come up with.

[5] You do not have to use the example guys as they are just there for reference as to what type of guy I want to see being used for this challenge.

Example Guys:

1. Xanxus (Katekyou Hitman Reborn!)

2. Levi (Shingeki no Kyojin/Attack on Titan)

3. Train Heartnet (Black Cat)

4. Dante (Devil May Cry)

Posted: 04/17/14 | Deadline: None
 
Categories: Original Stories, Anime & Manga, Books, Cartoons & Comics, Gaming, Movies & TV, Nonfiction, Poetry & Song, Real Person, Miscellaneous
Characters: Original Character(s), Other, Reader, Various, You, Original Character(s), Other, Reader, Various, You

Description:

I read a lot, but I always find that it's hard to find a good book/story.


This is your challenge:


To write a good story that I will enjoy reading. It can be any fandom of your choice, or it can be an original piece. Heck, it can even be nonfiction! (Fiction is still preferable, though.)


There is no deadline.


As long as it's good, post it here. I'll eat it up and be forever grateful. :)


~ Caitlin-chan



Posted: 04/27/14 | Deadline: None
 
Categories: Anime & Manga, Books, Cartoons & Comics, Gaming, Movies & TV, Miscellaneous
Characters: Original Character(s), Other, Reader, Various, You

Description: I dunno I like to have pretentious titles okay guys. Anyway, there's been all these cool AUs floating around Tumblr, so I figured I'd copy all the ones that I've saved and dump them here, and maybe add more when more come up on my dash.

Cause man they are some cool ideas. Anyway, a lot of these were actually organized by someone other than me, so credits to cosenangel on Tumblr.

REALLY COOL AUS YOU SHOULD TRY WRITING!

Incredibly long cross country train ride AUs
Police Procedural AUs
Bookstore AUs
Reluctant Teammates Saving The World AUs (bonus points if they're all misfits)
Platonic roommates (C'MON SHOW SOME LOVE TO THOSE CHARACTERS YOU ARE JUST NOT ATTRACTED TO BUT WHO YOU LOVE ANYWAY :Db)
Lawyers & Law School
Stuck in the airport at 2 in the morning
Sent to live with cousins
Pretending to be siblings!!!!
"Pseudo-adopting-the-runaway-I-just-ran-into" TELL ME YOU DON'T WANT THIS AND I'll TELL YOU YOU'RE A LIAR
Teaming up to rescue respective abducted children
High School Teachers AU & college professors AU (Naruto would be the best teacher ever BELIEVE IT)
On the same college tour
Trapped in a bank robbery
Forced to share a coffee table the same day in a row because of a crowded coffee shop
Doctors & medical school & vet clinics
Ride the same bus together literally every day
I'm pretending to be your BFF because that guy looked like he was making you very uncomfortable
On the train together and the train stopped unexpectedly in the middle of nowhere?????
BODYGUARD AUS
Also office shenanigans AU
Time traveling
1920s con artists
1920s anything anywhere actually
Internet friends
Those freaking meta-fandom AUs where the characters are in the fandom of their show and they write fanfic together on a giant project and end up falling in love give me give me
Online gaming AU
Virtual reality AU
"Which asshole hasn't returned the DVD I want yet" tell me this isn't the beginning of a perfect romcom
Also "Kept kicking the back of my chair at the theatre"
"tried breaking into my flat because they were drunk and thought it was their's"
"always arrives at the cafeteria 30 seconds before me and takes the last of the food I like"
"repeatedly comes into the shop I work at and pickes up a lettuce and then decides halfway through that they don't want the lettuce and puts it back on the shelf next to them regardless of what aisle they're on"
Road trips, band tours, backpacking across europe
IMAGINARY FRIEND AU I saw one like this once but give me more
Meeting while waiting hours in the emergency room
Monopoly night
Night shift at McDonalds
"You were the only one that offered to help me move in"
WORKING IN A MUSEUM
A MAGIC MUSEUM
Um . . .this one's cute-- "sharing a high school text book and leaving each other notes and answers"
Saw their number graffiti'd on the toilet stall. Please note that for Noragami this isn't actually an AU
Magic Summer Camps
Magic Radio Shows
Underground magic warriors
Politics
The Old Gods Return





stuff I DON'T ACTUALLY KNOW WHAT I'M DOING BUT LOOK AT THESE AND BE INSPIRED OKAY

Posted: 07/31/14 | Deadline: None
 
Categories: Original Stories, Anime & Manga, Books, Cartoons & Comics, Movies & TV
Characters: Reader, You

Description: Something I have noticed about reader inserts is that the reader is almost always CIS heterosexual (or bisexual). That’s fine and dandy, as I’m sure plenty of actual readers are—but what about opening up the possibility to readers that aren’t and might like to see something closer to a representation of themselves?

What I would like to see is a fan fiction where the READER (not the canon character, not an OC) is non-CIS, non-heteroromantic, non-heterosexual, a combination…or even all at the same time. It’s something I’ve been trying to expand upon in my own writing (though I need to do more), and I’d like to see other people try their hand at doing so as well.

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS:

1. It is the reader that must be the non-majority.

2. You may do what you need to do with whatever romantic interest(s) you have, but if they are a canon character from something, do try to keep them in character (unless you’re one of those AU writers that don’t care about characterization).

3. Do your research. Be respectful.

4. Keep in mind that popular media portrayals aren’t necessarily correct. For instance, binding your chest with ace bandages is severely unhealthy. Your reader character might not know that, but it might be nice if you gave your readers a head’s up in an author’s note when things like that come up.

6. Remember that there is a difference between a story where a character being (for example) bigender is the entire point, and one where the character just is. I’m asking for the latter, but I won’t stop you from writing the former.

7. If you do the latter, make sure the fact that they are (another example) asexual comes up. Obviously, the reader character will have other interests, problems, and thoughts than their sexuality, but if they never discuss it and waltz away happily with your favorite boy from SnK, that’s not actually completing the challenge.

8. You don’t have to go the extreme route of any choice you make. If your reader character is a CIS bisexual girl and she ends up with CIS heterosexual boy from Once Upon A Time, that’s fine, so long as you actually wrote her as bisexual.

9. Remember that sexuality and romanticism can be entirely different!

10. This challenge is open to any length you’d like: drabble collections, one shots, and novel length stories are all applicable.

11. This challenge is open to any sort of story, fan fiction or original or crossover or whatever, so long as it is written in the second person point of view.

That’s it for now. If you feel that I have said or requested anything rude, insensitive, or otherwise ignorant, do feel free to message me so I can correct my mistakes. (:

Posted: 09/19/14 | Deadline: None
 
Categories: Anime & Manga, Books, Cartoons & Comics, Gaming, Movies & TV, Miscellaneous
Characters: Original Character(s), Other, Reader, Various, You

Description: A trope defined as “a story in which one small change has a ripple effect, resulting in massive changes.”

We’ve all seen them lurking in the dark corners of our favorite websites: the story of how the OC from the "real world" gets somehow trapped in the world of their favorite television show, manga, or game. Some of us may have even been guilty of writing one ourselves in our younger days. Ahem.

Normally what happens is that this OC/self-insert does little more than “mysteriously” know what’s going to happen. They develop or are shown to have abilities that help them to excel in their new world. They have parents that were abusive or uncaring so there’s no reason to go home. The character they love the most falls in love with them. If said character dies in-universe, the insert saves them or takes them back to the real world. Nothing changes outside of sarcastic or seemingly psychic commentary, and a dash of romance.

This is not what I want to see for this challenge.

You are to insert something from the “real” world into the universe of your chosen fandom. That something can be an OC, a self-insert, or a reader. Since that something is now in the universe, things are going to be different. Your “something” is the “nail” of this alternate universe of your chosen fandom.

You are, of course, allowed to follow what TV Tropes calls “The Stations of Canon.” Example: You want to insert something into KHR!. The usual plot important points such as Kokuyo Land, the Ring Trails, and the Future Arc can all be involved. However, the way these points unfold and end must be obviously different from what happened in the series. Perhaps your insert's presence means that Gokudera never becomes Tsuna's friend. Maybe your insert being there means Xanxus wins the Sky Ring instead. Something like that.

Basically, don’t just write the exact story with your insert something making snarky commentary and preventing all the bad stuff from happening. If the insert something stops one bad thing from happening, then some other unexpected bad thing would crop up as a result of preventing the other one. Make sure there are ripples that happen because of the insert something being there.

Important Considerations

1. Home

Does the reader want to get home? Will they and how?

2. Powers or Abilities

Make sure the reader has a reason to have powers or abilities similar to the main cast, or that they learn them at a reasonable rate. The real world does not have flames so the insert shouldn’t have that, but they could reasonably have been taught archery or some sort of weapon or martial art.

3. The New Universe

Is the new universe safe or threatening? If you thrust your insert into Naruto, most real world people aren’t going to be able to deal cheerfully with ninjas and death all around them right away, whether they are a fan of the series or not. Make sure the reactions are believable for whatever insert you fabricate.

4. How Much They Know

Is your insert up to date on One Piece or did they give up after the Alabasta Arc? Have they read spoilers for upcoming Marvel movies or just seen a few of the Phase 1 movies? Keep in mind what your reader knows, and therefore what they know to prevent and if they can.

5. Death—or Not

If your insert saves Sirius Black from death in a Harry Potter fan fiction, things are going to play out differently than they did in the series proper. The same is true for if the insert prevents Demyx from “fading” in Kingdom Hearts II. Don’t be tempted to tell the exact same story with two extra characters hanging about.

Rules/Clarifications

1. Word count must be 500+
2. Any sort of sexuality for any romances (including the insert or not) is fine.
3. Make sure this is a fan fiction. Having your fictional “real world” insert go into a fictional “fictional world” is not really in the spirit of the challenge.
4. Any fandom is fine for your fictional universe.
5. Don’t make your character have belonged to this fictional universe all along.

Essentially, what I’m looking for is a realistic, reasonably well-written version of an old, cringe-worthy classic sort of fan fic. Make the insert—whatever it is, so long as it’s a real world thing sent into a fictional world—believable. Obviously the part where they get to this fictional world won’t be so realistic, though, so go wild for that bit. Try to have fun!

As always, please feel free to e-mail me for clarification on anything here. I feel that I might not have made myself as plain as I could have, and I’d hate for confusion to prevent anyone from trying their hand at this.

Posted: 12/06/14 | Deadline: None
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