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Lost fic challenge/meme/thingie

Want to waste some time?

OK, write down these names or print this list:


AaronAna-Lucia Bernard Boone
Claire Charlie Danielle Desmond
Eko Ethan Hurley Jack
Jin Kate LibbyLocke
Michael Rose SawyerSayid
Shannon SunWalt


Cut up all the names and put them into a hat. Draw out two names. If you have ever written a fic with those two characters prominently featured, put the names back and draw again. Now write at least a 100 word fic with those two characters. Add in extra characters as needed. Repeat as necessary.

Optional prompts (also to be drawn from a hat, in the spirit of things):

SandPhotograph Suitcase
Sunglasses
Polar bear
HatchWedding ring
Gun
KnifePaperbackJungleRaft
VincentSea Urchin Golf clubBattery
Key Wreckage UnderwearBlanket
Alcohol NetTennis shoesBackpack


Same drill, choose one or two items for your fic.

I'm got some very interesting pairings myself and am going to attempt to write later. ;D

OR: Comment and I'll come up with a character pairing for you and a fic prompt!

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eponine119
Nov. 9th, 2005 02:46 am (UTC)
This is an intriguing idea! But apparently I'm lazy because I'm commenting to get a pairing and a prompt instead of getting all crafty with scissors and whatnot.
halfdutch
Nov. 9th, 2005 03:04 am (UTC)
Yes, I figured as much after I posted this. ;-D

OK, you have your choice between:

Kate, Jin, underwear
Ana-Lucia, Libby, net
Jack, Libby, gun
foxxcub
Nov. 9th, 2005 02:55 am (UTC)
YAY I HAVE MINE!!!

*feels special*
halfdutch
Nov. 9th, 2005 03:04 am (UTC)
*awaits awesome new fic*

;-D
arabella_hope
Nov. 9th, 2005 03:04 am (UTC)
I'm too lazy to cut, but a hundred word drabble? Pick for me, out of the hat of DOOM!
halfdutch
Nov. 9th, 2005 03:06 am (UTC)
OK:

Sawyer, Desmond, wreckage.

GO!

Let me know if you need a redraw. I gave eponine119 above three choices because I thought those were all hard! ;D
danysanders
Nov. 9th, 2005 03:10 pm (UTC)
what a great idea!!!!!!! i've always wanted to write a fic and this is the perfect excuse!
by the way i'n Daniela a huge fan of your fics
can i friend you?
*kisses*
halfdutch
Nov. 9th, 2005 05:18 pm (UTC)
Cool! I wasn't sure anyone else would do it. ;-D If I could write a script to randomly generate names, then I'd do that.

And sure, friend away!
danysanders
Nov. 9th, 2005 09:44 pm (UTC)
ok...we are friends now...can i ask you something? what tips I should keep in mind to be able to write a good one fic? because the truth is...i would like to write a real good one and itself not fence in foolish stuff...
halfdutch
Nov. 10th, 2005 04:03 am (UTC)
Wow, that's a tall order!

I'd say the most important thing is to know how your characters would act and how they would talk. Take Jack and Sawyer: Neither one of them talk about their feelings very much, if ever, so a fic where either one says "I love you" right away to someone would be out of character.

And I would suggest you find a proofreader/beta to give you feedback and doublecheck spelling for you.

Here's a long list of tips written by someone else on the subject:
http://ljconstantine.com/column3.htm



themoononastick
Nov. 9th, 2005 07:36 pm (UTC)
Ahem, I'm not actualy here. In fact I am a figment of your imagination as I am totally on a break from LJ and not sneakily looking at my flist at all. Nope, not in the slightest.
But.... as I am not here and thus am somewhere else with plenty of time on my hands (but no scissors!) I'm in for the random fic pairing thing.
So, do your worst and pick me a couple of characters and an item...
halfdutch
Nov. 9th, 2005 07:41 pm (UTC)
;-D

*hands fic assignment to you in dark alley*

Walt, Eko, sea urchin

If that's not workable, then how about:

Desmond, Libby, alcohol
kho
Nov. 10th, 2005 03:33 am (UTC)
Comment and I'll come up with a character pairing for you and a fic prompt!

Ooooh, me me me! LOL. I want one!
halfdutch
Nov. 10th, 2005 03:46 am (UTC)
;D Ok, how's this:

Locke, Sun, paperback
jcd1013
Nov. 10th, 2005 09:10 pm (UTC)
Hi!

You don't know me at all--followed here from eponine119's excellent stories, but I lurk on occasion.

I too was inspired by this post. But I think in the wrong way, because I'm crazy. Rather than going to the pens and paper and writing a story, I, uh, went to my webdesign programs and trusty Google, and turned your tables into a script that could randomly generate names and object prompts. Of course, I promptly had difficult with getting it to work, but my web support people were awesome and fixed the problem this morning.

So here it is: http://jcd1013.lotrinklings.net/lost.php. It's plainer than plain, but it works. Hopefully, I add a banner and other pretties, but for now, it's just plain motivation.

I added to the object list (well, they're not quite all objects--more like all nouns now) and added "The Others" to the character list (I think I'll add Cindy as well), but otherwise kept it the same.

If you like it, feel free to pass it on to anybody! Your friendslist, fanfic communities, whoever. Really, I hope it gets put to good use. Right now, I just generated the prompt of Danielle and Aaron. I think I'm off to brainstorm a story. :D Thanks for the idea!
halfdutch
Nov. 11th, 2005 06:44 am (UTC)
OMG!! This is so unbelievably awesome! Had you seen my comment above that I would have written a script for this to randomly generate prompts if I only knew how? And yes, I was already tired of my list of "object" prompts and wanting more so hurrah for that too!

Sa-weet! I'm going to pimp this thing!

YAAAY! Thank you!
jcd1013
Nov. 11th, 2005 08:16 am (UTC)
You are very welcome! I'm glad you enjoy it! Believe me, it was a great way to waste a day.

And yeah, I had seen your comment--that was what inspired me in the first place. I thought, hey, I know some scripts and I bet I could find some on the internet. Which I did. But nobody ever tells you that there are differences between coding for Windows and Mac machines. But it's all good now.

If you can think of more prompts, let me know. There's probably quite a few little items from the early part of last season that I overlooked. The more the merrier!
halfdutch
Nov. 11th, 2005 05:03 pm (UTC)
Wow, thanks again for all your work.

And yes, more prompts! ;-D

Here's a few you might not have:
Tarp, Tree, Boar, Fruit, Bottle, Music, Fish, Dirt, Hat, Heroin, Grave, Water, Torch, Flashlight, Nail polish, Diary, Cigarette, Bug spray, Sunscreen, Grass, Waterfall, Bees, Backgammon, Rash, Bandage

halfdutch
Nov. 11th, 2005 08:45 pm (UTC)
Oh, and no one seems to be getting Sawyer. Is he in there?

If not, can you add? Thanks! ;-D
mysticxf
Nov. 10th, 2005 11:59 pm (UTC)
Need to get my head out of Abandoned... please pick for me...
halfdutch
Nov. 11th, 2005 06:46 am (UTC)
OK.

This is what came up:
-Shannon, Hurley, sunglasses.

If you don't want to write Shannon, then how about:
-Kate, Danielle, key
philomel
Nov. 11th, 2005 06:35 am (UTC)
I'm always up for trying different pairings. Of course, I may regret this later. hee.

Prompt me, please? :)
halfdutch
Nov. 11th, 2005 06:48 am (UTC)
Woo hoo!

Ok *reaches into hat*

Locke, Ethan, knife (Well, that's rather tidy!)

Also see above comments for a script someone wrote me to generate prompts! Woo!
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