Post by Nessa Arandur on Oct 23, 2020 5:04:51 GMT -6
A Hero With a Twist
I'm going to have to ask everyone completing this challenge to be honest and not scroll down to see everything it entails until you have finished the first part.
PART ONE - The Hero
Create a hero. Using the Character Profile sheet below, outline your protagonist, give them a bit of history, personality, family, ideals, whatever you wish. You don't have to be too exhaustive; for now, just make enough of a character that you could comfortably place straight into a story.
Character Profile Sheet
Name: Physical Description: Skills (Weapons and/or Magic etc.): Brief History: Character Flaws/Weaknesses: Character Strengths: Personality:
Make your protagonist believable and multi-faceted. Give them something to believe in, someone to love, life goals to achieve. Once you have completed your character sheet, you may move on to the next part of the challenge. It's imperative that you do not look at the next part until you have finished the first part (don't ruin it for yourself!).
PART TWO - The Twist
You probably saw this coming!
Many times, it is too easy to make our villains one-dimensional characters with no redeeming features. Nobody is "just evil", nothing is a simple, dichotomous black and white. Every villain is actually the hero in their own story. Therefore, this protagonist you have just created is not going to be your protagonist at all - but your antagonist! The final part of this challenge is to write a short story or scene featuring your new villain. Post both your character sheet and the scene below!
Reward: Earn a maximum of 10 Hard honour points based on your excerpt's word count.
100 words or less = 10 Easy Points 101-300 words = 10 Medium Points 301-500 words = 10 Hard Points
pelwrath: Thanks Jib, I started with about 2500 words of notes, created a new opening and have added to that story arc.
May 2, 2021 19:35:00 GMT -6
whaleworkforfood: I'm shocked, SHOCKED, by this Kit Kat slander xD xD There's nothing better than snapping a Kit Kat. There's nothing better than the smooth chocolatey-ness of a Kit Kat.
May 3, 2021 7:19:07 GMT -6
whaleworkforfood: My only complaint is they've switched the packaging from that paper/foil that you cut in the middle with your nail, into this horrendous plastic
May 3, 2021 7:20:01 GMT -6
Alatariel: Oh I remember the foil. Good times.
May 3, 2021 10:57:50 GMT -6
Caulder Melhaire: It's almost as bad as when they removed the Lime skittles and replaced it with green apple. Blech!
May 3, 2021 11:00:54 GMT -6
Alatariel: I totally remember biting into a green skittle right after they changed it and being SO confused. Had all my memories of lime been wrong? Had they always been apple? Skittles straight up gaslighting us.
May 3, 2021 13:57:01 GMT -6
Alatariel: Ugh, my brain doesn't want to write today.
May 3, 2021 14:25:55 GMT -6
pelwrath: Hello everyone
May 3, 2021 17:28:38 GMT -6
whaleworkforfood: omg! the apple skittles are the worst!
May 4, 2021 7:45:21 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: agreed! who decided on that genius idea???
May 4, 2021 10:51:06 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Congrats to the winners of our POETRY CONTEST!!! Check out the ANNOUNCEMENT to see who won what.
May 4, 2021 11:35:33 GMT -6
ScintillaMyntan: Do we get to know who wrote what?
May 4, 2021 12:36:36 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Oh crap, I forgot to edit that. Thanks, Scintilla!
May 4, 2021 12:37:58 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: there we go, sheesh
May 4, 2021 12:41:15 GMT -6
Jib: Cognrats to the winners!!
May 4, 2021 13:53:28 GMT -6
pelwrath: Well deserved congrats to the winners of the poetry contest. Cream does rise to the top and that contest was an excellent example.
May 4, 2021 14:45:51 GMT -6
pelwrath: Good evening everyone
May 4, 2021 20:44:37 GMT -6
Alatariel: More ppl need to do the 100 Word Weekly Challenge! Go go! It closes...end of day tomorrow I believe?
May 7, 2021 17:57:20 GMT -6
Jib: Aww, I think I might check it out next week. Don't think I'll have a chance to write things today!
May 8, 2021 17:52:31 GMT -6