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Old 12-01-2008, 10:51 AM   #1
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December '08: The Secrets of the Holidays

Hello Everyone and here is the December Topic!

The Topic is....

Secrets of the Holiday

Any type of secret can be written about in this competition. Anything ranging from Darth Vader's secret love of turkey to the hidden sectors of space! So, decide the secret of your story, and get writing!

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On a note this is specific for the holidays. You can pick any holiday in our regular calendar or even make it up. The change is due to the fact that the topic secrets was used before. So have fun--JM12

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Old 12-01-2008, 01:15 PM   #2
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Secrets it is. The deadline for this month's entries is December 15 so think of the greatest secret that has yet to be told and have a Happy Holidays.

As a special added bonus, I am adding an art category to this month's competition. It is simple, artists can create a drawing that reflects the topic. They will post a thread like the fanfic ones and people can vote on who they like they best. There will be a section in Javyar's Hall of Fame for the artist's who win. I will put an announcement in the art subforum so frequent artist's can try their hand--JM12

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Old 12-01-2008, 04:47 PM   #3
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Secrets eh? Well, I kinda already had my story planned out but I can make a few adjustments.

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Old 12-01-2008, 06:42 PM   #4
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An interesting topic, Commander. I shall begin to plan my story posthaste! (assuming that I don't let myself get off track, yet again...)
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Old 12-01-2008, 06:52 PM   #5
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I will most likely be joining in on this one, m'self, as well. I'm looking forward to it.
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Old 12-01-2008, 08:20 PM   #6
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Ah, what to do for it, what to do for it...I certainly intend to join this one, but don't hold me to that.


Chapter 12 of A Soul Adrift is out.

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T'katlu: On the planet Felucia, a young apprentice of the Dark Side thinks back to the beginning of her training as she lies in wait for her prey...

All the Time: After four years in the Unknown Regions, the Exile returns to the known galaxy to visit an old enemy.

Broken: A master of the Dark Side finds himself about to lose the one thing he cares about--and he will do anything to stop her from endangering herself.
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Old 12-01-2008, 08:22 PM   #7
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I'm Against The Doctor and Endo?! I have no chance...

Just out of curiosity...will the stories that we submited to the contest be reviewed in the entertainment center?
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Old 12-01-2008, 08:50 PM   #8
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I might take a try at this, since there was a secret topic a few months back....

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Old 12-01-2008, 10:19 PM   #9
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^^ Yeah, my last entry to the Secret topic was rather .... well .. it was crap, lol. So I will join in and try to make up for that dismal effort!

Same with Endo, don't hold me to that, haha.

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Old 12-01-2008, 10:26 PM   #10
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Oh, there was another secret topic, oy, I probably should've taken a look awhile back as to preserve variety. Aw well it is good that we will have many contestants! I can't wait to see the entries!!


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Old 12-01-2008, 10:32 PM   #11
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Hey, don't feel bad! I missed the last one!


Chapter 12 of A Soul Adrift is out.

Short stories:
T'katlu: On the planet Felucia, a young apprentice of the Dark Side thinks back to the beginning of her training as she lies in wait for her prey...

All the Time: After four years in the Unknown Regions, the Exile returns to the known galaxy to visit an old enemy.

Broken: A master of the Dark Side finds himself about to lose the one thing he cares about--and he will do anything to stop her from endangering herself.
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:42 PM   #12
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This has been done before, yes, but iirc, I didn't take part in it. Perhaps this time I shall use my secret weapon.


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Old 12-02-2008, 12:14 PM   #13
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Perhaps we can make it a more specific kind of secret so it is not exactly the same.

How about, since we are rolling around the holiday season, we make this a competition about holiday secrets? If there is a specific gift that Han tries to keep from Leia, etc, write or draw about it.

It can be any holiday you wish, just have fun with it.

CommanderQ if that is alright we can change it to Holiday Secrets. Let me know.

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Old 12-02-2008, 12:28 PM   #14
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If it's going to be changed to a specific type of secret - particularly one so detrimental to a serious-tones story - then I'll most likely be withdrawing...
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Old 12-02-2008, 12:33 PM   #15
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What's wrong with a free-er batch of secrets? The only holidays in Star Wars are birthdays and Empire Day. :/


Chapter 12 of A Soul Adrift is out.

Short stories:
T'katlu: On the planet Felucia, a young apprentice of the Dark Side thinks back to the beginning of her training as she lies in wait for her prey...

All the Time: After four years in the Unknown Regions, the Exile returns to the known galaxy to visit an old enemy.

Broken: A master of the Dark Side finds himself about to lose the one thing he cares about--and he will do anything to stop her from endangering herself.
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Old 12-02-2008, 03:07 PM   #16
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Well you can make up your own holiday but it is up to CommanderQ if he wants to do that. I was offering a suggestion.

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Old 12-02-2008, 03:47 PM   #17
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Yeah, I'm for the idea of being more specific and making that specification "Secrets of the Holidays," as interesting as it may sound. I think that may be the best decision right now, both due to the month we're in and to preserve variety.


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Old 12-03-2008, 10:23 PM   #18
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Ah, that's too bad - I had something about 2/3 done, but with the change it topic, I'll just have to trot it over to KFM instead.
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Old 12-04-2008, 09:22 AM   #19
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mshcherbatskaya, you can just post it as a non-contest fic Or just post in TJC anyway, I always like an original spin on things!

CommanderQ, it's generally a good idea to give a topic and leave it open to interpretation with as little restrictions as possible so that we can have entries done in different styles.



The sun goes down and the sky reddens, pain grows sharp.
light dwindles. Then is evening
when jasmine flowers open, the deluded say.
But evening is the great brightening dawn
when crested cocks crow all through the tall city
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for those without their lovers

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Old 12-04-2008, 11:42 AM   #20
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True, this topic is slightly restricting now that I think about again. But I made the choice mostly because of the fact that earlier there was another topic of the same thing. Variety sounded like a good idea.


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Old 12-04-2008, 02:47 PM   #21
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Just out of curiosity...will the stories that we submited to the contest be reviewed in the entertainment center?
Yes, eventually. Part of my backlog of unreviewed stories for or more pages back is because I don't always get a chance to read every story in Jayvar's Cantina. I will get to it eventually. If you want it sooner, as I have said several times, is to send me a pm.


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Old 12-05-2008, 10:12 PM   #22
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So let me get this straight the topic is a secret with a holiday- can be made up- theme. (I want to make sure I'm on topic... I want to enter this for the first time. ^^)


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Old 12-06-2008, 12:46 AM   #23
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Yep, you got it! That's the topic.


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Old 12-06-2008, 01:42 AM   #24
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I dunno, holiday secrets sounds like a pretty boring story topic to me, and I've never heard of or liked the idea of holidays in Star Wars very much...



*represses memories of Star Wars Holiday Special*

*cries*


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Old 12-06-2008, 01:50 AM   #25
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Well, wouldn't that create oppurtunities, though? You know, build up the Star Wars universe in a new way? Well, hopefully not like the Holiday Special, that was horrible...


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Old 12-06-2008, 10:59 AM   #26
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Well, I for one am finding it rather hard to incorporate this months topic into my story, but at least it a challenge.

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Old 12-10-2008, 08:42 PM   #27
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If any are taking the Cantina's most recent topic seriously, I'd suggest looking at this Wookieepedia page. It's on the holidays of the Star Wars Galaxy, and might be useful for those of you that couldn't find anything.
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Thanks for the link, Litofsky It's already the 15th for me, and I'm hoping that more entries come in asap!



The sun goes down and the sky reddens, pain grows sharp.
light dwindles. Then is evening
when jasmine flowers open, the deluded say.
But evening is the great brightening dawn
when crested cocks crow all through the tall city
and evening is the whole day
for those without their lovers

-Kuruntokai 234, translated by A.K. Ramanujan

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Old 12-15-2008, 02:03 PM   #29
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Since we are running short on entries I am keeping the submission date open until the end of this week, Dec 20. Hopefully more people will be interested and we get some art entries.

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Old 12-15-2008, 03:32 PM   #30
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JM12, I've got a problem with my entry. When I began writing my story it was only a few days untill the dead line. So in the stress of not finishing in time, I forgot to include the topic.

What should I do?

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