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Mod Post: Reference & Challenge Suggestions [Apr. 8th, 2005|02:51 pm]
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This post will serve as both a place to drop challenge suggestions and as a reference point for community moderators. It will be linked to in the community info.

If you have a challenge suggestion, just drop it in the comments of this post and it will be added to the list below. Once a challenge has been used it will be crossed from the list.

Moderator Schedule
- Week One - pashoshi
- Week Two - silverofhearts
- Week Three - thenewhope
- Week Four - myalchod

For Mods: Challenge Posts
Once the mod who is in charge of the week before you has closed their challenge, you are free to chose a challenge from the below list and make a post opening it. The subject line of your post should look like this: "Mod Post: Blank Challenge" (substituting "blank: for the challenge name).

Also, be sure to include a link to the rules on the community's info page and a link back to this post for challenge suggestions. And be sure to include a reminder that subject lines should look like, "Title by Author".

Seven days after you have opened your challenge, make a post closing it. If you will not be able to close the challenge on the seventh day, please contact the moderate in charge of the week after you and work something out with them.

For Mods: Memories Set Up
One of your duties during your week is to organize all challenge entries in the memories under the challenge name. Make sure to archive the challenge open post first, then archive each entry by title followed by author name (the subject line of each entry should be set up like this any way). check out sga_flashfic's memories for an example.

Challenge List
- AU Challenge - give us an AU, whether it be little things that are changed or huge things.
- Backstory Challenge - explore a part of a character's backstory that we haven't seen on the show.
- In 10 Years Challenge - tell us where the characters are in 10 years time.
- Food Challenge - what are they eating in the fleet? What food do they miss from home?
- Lie/Lay Challenge - someone has to be lying - whether this means they're lying down or lying to someone is up to you.
- Mistakes Challenge - someone makes a mistake.
- Silence Challenge - use silence in some way.
- Music Challenge - story must feature music in some way.
- Games Challenge - people playing games, whether they be sports, cards or mind games.
- 33 Challenge - authors have 33 minutes to write their story.
- Frak Challenge - sex, cussing and other yummy things.
- Death Challenge - kill someone off.
- Cylon Challenge - make someone a Cylon.
- Crossover Challenge - cross BSG over with another fandom.
- Alien Challenge - have them run into some aliens.
- Darkness Challenge - put your characters in the dark, literally or figuratively.
- Misconception Challenge - someone witnesses or overhears something they weren't meant to and then acts on their misconception of the events.

[User Picture]From: myalchod
2005-04-08 07:59 pm (UTC)
Quick question: d'you want us to stick to the extant challenge list, or are others acceptable? I noticed you had a link on the first post saying to drop suggestions there, but I'm clarifying for my own benefit here.
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[User Picture]From: thenewhope
2005-04-08 08:01 pm (UTC)
um. I kinda would like to know about challenges before they happen, so feel free to drop any suggestions here and I'll add them to the list. That said, if it's your week and you come up with a brilliant challenge just before you post, go ahead and post it without dropping a comment here.
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[User Picture]From: thenewhope
2005-04-08 08:03 pm (UTC)
oh, and. If you have a challenge idea that you would like to be in charge of you can comment with it here and I'll reserve it for you. (If that makes sense.)
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[User Picture]From: myalchod
2005-04-08 08:22 pm (UTC)
Makes perfect sense, on both counts. This is why I ask beforehand. :)
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[User Picture]From: thenewhope
2005-05-31 03:33 pm (UTC)
just wanted to remind you that this week is your's to mod. :)
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[User Picture]From: myalchod
2005-05-31 05:16 pm (UTC)
Yeah -- was waiting for you to close the current challenge, and my Net was down yesterday. I just finally managed to kick it into behaving. ^^;`
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[User Picture]From: thefannishwaldo
2005-05-01 10:26 pm (UTC)

The "WTF Did You Think I Meant?" Challenge

What about a time where someone overhears something they weren't meant to and though they hear the right words, they completely misinterpret the situation and act on their misconception.
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[User Picture]From: thenewhope
2005-05-04 04:08 am (UTC)

Re: The "WTF Did You Think I Meant?" Challenge

sounds good. I'll add it to the list, though I'm gonna have to make it a bit more vague. thanks for posting it!
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[User Picture]From: dance_stamina
2005-09-14 09:34 pm (UTC)

The Serenity Challenge

Since we all know Firefly's Serenity was glimpsed in the background of the mini-series, how about an AU x-over with FF and have the crew not as their FF selves, but as actual refugees on the run with the rest of the fleet?

Just a thought.
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