Vlad's Seasonal Bombing Run

Discussion in 'Challenges' started by vlad, Dec 18, 2015.

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Which character shall DLP conquer?

Poll closed Dec 31, 2015.
  1. Lavender

    11 vote(s)
    12.8%
  2. Padma

    16 vote(s)
    18.6%
  3. Penelope

    37 vote(s)
    43.0%
  4. Alicia

    17 vote(s)
    19.8%
  5. Maxime

    5 vote(s)
    5.8%
  1. vlad

    vlad Seventh Year Prestige

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    Edit: This is now a poll for participants. We will have our girl before New Year. I didn't mean to actually include Maxime in the final version, so any votes for her won't count. I don't trust you jerks not to troll that choice...



    Hi DLP,

    Here's an idea I've had: we take a tag that's heavily under utilized at the ffnetz and bomb it with quality works. Boom, just like that an entire pairing is a wholly owned subsidiary of DLP, inc.

    If you're interested, the premise will be that you'll have three months to come up with and write a story. I'm thinking of 5-10k here, nothing that should be at all strenuous given the time frame. By all means go longer if you want, but a 6k one-shot is perfect. Then, at the end of the period we will all post our works into ffnet, AO3, etc. at the exact same time, and overnight we'll take over a fandom niche.

    At which point the stories can be posted into this thread as well, and I will make an index of all entrees.

    You can ship the pairing, you can do a kill-off, you can do an adventure where the other character features heavily. The goal is to have a wide array of quality stories across all genres. The only set piece is the character of the season and (ideally), Harry-centric in the spirit of DLP law #1.

    So for spring '16 (due March 15) is [Harry] [Lavender]. Lord knows that poor girl has been in dire straits since 2009 2005, and I figure its best to start with an under-used girl who isn't effectively an OC (Sorry, Demelza).

    If you're at all interested, please post in the thread so I can get an idea if this is really a feasible idea. Don't post works yet. Ideally we want at least a dozen people, but the more the merrier.
     
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  2. Zenzao

    Zenzao 500 Club King Prestige

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    I'm tentatively down for this. Depends on when the Antho#5 drafts are returned as I may have to spend most of January and February reworking my 16k short-story.
     
  3. Seratin

    Seratin Proudmander Prestige DLP Supporter

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    I'm in.

    You've been sorely missed, Vladdikins.
     
  4. Johnny Farrar

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    I am in. Been meaning to get back to writing for a while now.
     
  5. silentclock

    silentclock Headmaster DLP Supporter

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    Ooh, I love this idea. I just finished my first original novel, so the timing is perfect for me to take on some FF again. Count me in.
     
  6. CareOtters

    CareOtters Headmaster DLP Supporter

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    This is like urinating on the fandom to mark our territory.

    I'm in.
     
  7. Republic

    Republic The Snow Queen Prestige DLP Supporter

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    I'm in. I wish it were someone other than Lavender, who I rather dislike, but I shall do it. For the glory of DLP!
     
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  8. Zeelthor

    Zeelthor Scissor Me Timbers

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    I'll think about it. I love the idea but I really, really can't write HP these days.
     
  9. vlad

    vlad Seventh Year Prestige

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    Please note that it is no longer a guarantee Lavender. DLP, vote away.
     
  10. Republic

    Republic The Snow Queen Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Lavender is a ho, and I don't want to devote any amount of attention to her. Padma has potential for exploration, but I think she loses to the other two.

    Penelope has the pros of being a hot older girl, while at the same time cuckolding Percy Weasley. I'm all for that.

    Alicia is a completely underused character, which is a great shame, since in my mind she's this hot chaser girl that Harry reaaally should be talking a lot more with. Going Alicia also cuckolds a Weasley, but I don't much care about cuckolding the twins, so if I vote Alicia it will be for the potential she presents in exploring her character and the ease with which a fic with her could be written. I mean, they're Quidditch teammates. They share a locker room for heaven's sake. How hard can it be?

    Difficult decision. Penelope or Alicia? Ho hum.
     
  11. Anarchy

    Anarchy Fourth Champion DLP Supporter

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    So, I actually have a lavender/Harry story that I've written in the last 3 months. Well, the first half is harry/lavender but it ends up as Harry/Fleur, because Plot.
     
  12. Odran

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    >no Gabrielle

    Shit vote/10

    Unless this is meant to happen during Harry's Hogwarts years, in which case disregard my bitching.
     
  13. Atram Noctem

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    I'd like to suggest Harry/Rita, she is a criminally underused character. Also, Pansy and Marietta.
     
  14. Perspicacity

    Perspicacity High Score: 3,994 Prestige DLP Supporter

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    I'll play. I'm all in support of DLP ownership of more of the fandom.
     
  15. Seratin

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    Why is there no love for Padma? Let's wreck this.
     
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  16. BTT

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    I dunno, man. Parma is good, but it's just not my favorite province, y'know?
    I'm more of a Lombardian man. Spent two weeks at the Lago di Como this summer, they were pretty great.
     
  17. Seratin

    Seratin Proudmander Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Autocorrect made me its bitch. D:
     
  18. Al'Akir

    Al'Akir Third Year

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    And what of Harry Potter and the Mage's Epoch? :(
     
  19. Republic

    Republic The Snow Queen Prestige DLP Supporter

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    I ended up voting for Harry/Alicia, if only because it looks like the most interesting potential pairing that's still not entering parody/meta fic areas.

    I can see that Penelope is winning, however. That is fine with me. Cockblocking Percy Weasley is an important task.
     
  20. silentclock

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    Eh.

    I have been working on it. Promise.