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May Challenge
Apr 16th, 2011 at 6:22pm
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For May - choose a minor (even an unnamed character) and tell us their story or version of events.

Suggestions - Rutland, Jo Frazer, the divers in SubSmash, the bomb experts in Long Sleep, the captain in Destruction.

Try to limit it to 5000 words or less.
  

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Reply #1 - Apr 16th, 2011 at 6:33pm
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I have a great idea for this one! Cheesy
  

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Reply #2 - Apr 17th, 2011 at 3:27am
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I haven't done the April challenge yet!! Smiley
  

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Reply #3 - Apr 17th, 2011 at 5:08am
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Try to limit it to 5000 words or less.

Darn.  Cheesy  Wink

(grabs Josephine Frasier, runs away with her)

I'm almost done with Paw, then I'll start in on the challenge.
  
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Reply #4 - Apr 17th, 2011 at 6:07am
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Well, unlike other places, we don't have a deadline for these.  Wink
  

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Reply #5 - Apr 17th, 2011 at 2:56pm
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I might have May done before April. I can't get my muse to stay focused. She's stubborn, that one! Angry Grin
  

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Reply #6 - Apr 17th, 2011 at 11:49pm
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Well I'm almost done with May's challenge, I should have the first draft posted tonight. It was an idea I got last week and my stubborn muse said, "Hey boy, write!" :Smiley Then she started cracking the whip. Shocked So there you have it, she does rule the roost. Grin
  

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Reply #7 - Apr 21st, 2011 at 8:34pm
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I absolutely loved the seacaptain in the episode DestructionKiss  Madoc played him so very well.  And he was much more likable than the other role Madoc played in the show: Rutland.  Tongue

But I don't know if I want to do a story around him, much as I liked him.  I'll have to think about this some more.  Cool
  

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Reply #8 - Apr 21st, 2011 at 10:11pm
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Let me think, Jane Carson, from The Dalotek Affair, Anne, from The Sound of Silence, Nina in Subsmash, Andy Conroy in Mindbender, Captain Craig, in Kill Straker Captain Bill Johnson in Identified. All sorts of good plot bunnies. Cheesy
  

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Reply #9 - Apr 21st, 2011 at 10:38pm
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See, the problem is that all the women who were incidental characters in the show tended to be the kind I don't identify with.  Either they're grasping b*tches like Jo or they're stupid enough to get involved with Foster.  Yuck!   Tongue

I think I need to rewatch a few episodes.  Cool
  

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Reply #10 - Apr 21st, 2011 at 10:45pm
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I don't know, Nina was pretty cool. :Smiley I do like her character. Wink
  

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Reply #11 - Apr 21st, 2011 at 10:48pm
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I liked Ayshea and Gay - but I also warmed to Joan. She seemed to have quite a wicked side to her character. Didn't you write a Joan story in your Conover saga, Denise?
  
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Reply #12 - Apr 21st, 2011 at 11:16pm
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I did, and I have to tell you, it was hard getting that girl to accept her fate!  It took way too long to marry her off to her drummer.  Wink  She just wouldn't cooperate.

The problem with using one of the Moonbase girls is that I've seen them with Straker -- and there was no spark.  Even in SubSmash, the heat was all on Nina's side (which is why the scene in the hospital was so pathetic!)  Kill the writer!  Kill the writer!  Wink
  

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Reply #13 - Apr 21st, 2011 at 11:25pm
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Sometimes (even in our favorites) the writer just missed it. I was surprised how well Nina and Ginny get along in my stories, they just took too each other, in fact Nina knows things about Ginny that Gay doesn't. That surprised be as they are both strong willed. (I loved having Nina prep Ginny for her meeting with Ed at the airport. Kiss) But like you, I find that the characters work best when you let them do what's natural. Wink

Now here would be a tough one, Qof P from Mary's POV. I could have some fun with that! Cheesy
  

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Reply #14 - Apr 22nd, 2011 at 7:17am
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Librarian wrote on Apr 16th, 2011 at 6:22pm:
For May - choose a minor (even an unnamed character) and tell us their story or version of events.

Suggestions - Rutland, Jo Frazer, the divers in SubSmash, the bomb experts in Long Sleep, the captain in Destruction.

Try to limit it to 5000 words or less.


Apart from the word count (41,000 and rising), this is precisely what Edge of armageddon is, telling the story of Keith Ford, the beginnings of Lew Waterman's story, Tim Redman, Catherine Frazer and the 'gentleman' who picks her up
  
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