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Challenge!

The lovely Aisuruchan has now responded to the Famous Quote Challenge!

 Keep them coming!



--Sailor Draco on January 06, 2009 3:19:14 PM 15 Comments


Response!!

I am a little behind but I would to announce the next response to The Famous Quote Challenge.

Sailor Draco!!

I am so glad we are getting responses! Keep them coming!



--Aisuru-chan on January 01, 2009 6:38:22 AM 3 Comments


FYI

All Authors: If your story has been rejected from this website, WE DO NOT KEEP COPIES. We have been asked if we could give a copy of a rejected story and we are sorry but we do not keep copies of any stories, of course except for the ones that have been accepted on this website. Please keep your own copies of your work, we won't keep them for you.

--Aisuru-chan on December 25, 2008 10:02:48 AM 6 Comments


FYI on Quote Challenge

For those of you responding to the Famous Quote Challenge, you don't have to name your story The Great Challenge or The Simple Challenge. You can give your stories an actual title, just specify in the disclaimer which challenge you are responding to. That's all.

--Aisuru-chan on December 25, 2008 6:50:54 AM 3 Comments


First Response!!

I would like to announce that we have a first response to The Famous Quote Challenge.

Amber Joy!! She has chosen to do the Simple Challenge. Please, read what she has written, very good.

Congrats Amber Joy!!



--Aisruu-chan on December 20, 2008 6:40:23 AM 3 Comments


Plagerism!!

I found out from a very nice reviewer that someone has lifted TWO of my stories on ff.net. While those two stories aren't on ff.net under my name they are here and have been here for years. IT was stupid and not to mention lazy to do it and I am very angry that it happened.

DO NOT under any circomstances take another author's work. Not only will you be in trouble yourself for claiming a story that isn't yours, the author itself will not take highly to someone taking his or her property.

Do not do it, or else.



--Aisuru-chan on December 07, 2008 7:06:52 AM 10 Comments


New Submission Rule

Attention: If you have a multiple chapter story to submit, PLEASE submit ONLY the first chapter until it has been APPROVED. It really takes a lot of time to go through every chapter and if the first one does not meet the guidelines than neither do the other chapters and you will have to do the same process all over again. So from now on, ALL chapter stories must have the first chapter submitted and APPROVED before submitting more.

--Aisuru-chan on October 31, 2008 6:10:43 PM 6 Comments


The Famous Quote Challenge

The SMFFQCC is proud to present The Famous Quote Challenge. We have now bumped up from doing 50 themes, we are now doing 100 themes! That's right! 100 themes to choose from or all. Each theme is a quote from an old classic movie to a more recent movie. But that's not all. We have come up with three different tiers for you to choose from on how to respond to this challenge.

Your choices of how to respond to this challenge are:

1). The Extreme Challenge. Go daring and bold! Do ALL 100! In drabbles of course.

2). The Great Challenge.
Pick any quote from the list, and use that quote in a short story. Story must be a minimum of 2,000 words. That is why it is the great challenge, make it a full blown short story using the quote you picked somewhere in the story.

3). The Simple Challenge.
Choose your number of drabbles. Minimum of fifteen drabbles. You pick any fifteen, twenty five, or fifty *anything greater than seventy five, read The Extreme Challenge* and make your drabble challenge with your selection.

Questions and Answers:

What's a drabble?
A drabble is a one-part story that can be anywhere from fifty to five-thousand words, but is centered around, or inspired by, a pre-set theme. Check out the drabbles category for examples.

Do I have to use a theme from the list to participate in this challenge?
Yes. A theme must be chosen from the list given.

Can I use a story that I have already written?
Nope.

Do I have to use the theme/quote in the story?
You can use the theme in two different ways. It being a quote from a movie, you may have one of the characters in the story say it to someone or you can use it as a theme in the story. Like for instance, “Just Breathe!” - Ever After (Usagi standing just inches away from Mamoru trying to find a way to talk to him.) Doesn't have to be used in the story, but you must specify if you are using the quote as a theme or using the quote in the story.

There are so many. Do I have to do all of them?
Please resort to the three choices listed above.

Am I under a timeline? Yes. You will have 9 months to respond to the challenge.

Can I do more than one response? Only with the great challenge, yes, but you have to use a different theme/quote. Don't use the same quote twice.

Ok, I know you are wondering where the list is. Well, have a gander.

1). “Frankly My Dear, I don't give a Damn.” - Gone with the Wind
2). “I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.” – The Godfather
3). “I'll have what she's having.” – When Harry Met Sally
4). “Here's looking at you kid.” - Casablanca
5). “I'll be back.” – Terminator
6). “Well, nobody's perfect.” - Some Like it Hot
7). “Houston, we have a problem.” - Apollo 13
8). “There's no crying in baseball!” - A League of Their Own
9). “Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.” – Cruel Intentions
10). “There's no place like home.” - Wizard of Oz
11). “Say 'hello' to my little friend.” - Scarface
12). “Why don't you come up sometime and see me?” - She Done Him Wrong
13). “After all, tomorrow is another day.” - Gone with the Wind
14). “Hasta la vista, baby!” - Terminator
15). “You had me at 'hello.'” – Jerry McGuire
16). “Love means never having to say you're sorry.” – Love Story
17). “Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.” – Forrest Gump
18). “I'm not obsessing. I'm just curious.” – American Beauty
19).“You know what's a weird word? Fork.” - Never Been Kissed
20). “I want the fairy tale.” - Pretty Woman
21). “Does the term "cruel and unusual punishment" mean anything to you?!” - Remember the Titans
22). “When you first entered the restaurant, I thought you were handsome... and then, of course, you spoke.” - As Good as it Gets
23). “Why didn't you tell me I was in love with you?” - For me and my gal
24). “Me? I'm dishonest, and a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly. It's the honest ones you want to watch out for, because you can never predict when they're going to do something incredibly... stupid.” - Pirates of the Caribbean
25).“This belongs to you, and it always will.” - Peter Pan 2003
26).“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.” - Kung Fu Panda
27). “Why can't we spend a normal day together?” – Twister
28). “Pink is my signature color.” - Steel Magnolias
29). “It's only forever, not long at all.” – Labyrinth
30). “You're a cynical, exploitive, mean-hearted creep who wouldn't know real love if it bit him in the armpit.” - Runaway Bride
31). “Can I keep you?” – Casper
32). “Everything I've done, I've done for you.” – Labyrinth
33). “Do us a favor... I know it's difficult for you... but please, stay here, and try not to do anything... stupid.” - Pirates of the Caribbean
34). “If you were waiting for the opportune moment, that was it.” - Pirates of the Caribbean
35). "After all... I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” - Notting Hill
36). “You two are just dumber than a bag of hammers.” - O' Brother Where Art Thou?
37). “If I didn't laugh I should be very annoyed.” - The Pirate
38). “You're kind of sexy when you're angry.” - The Breakfast Club
39). “We'll always have Paris.” - Casablanca
40). “So you can't have cheese of any kind?” - Till There was You
41). “And all I could say was, "hello"." - An Affair to Remember
42). “Honey, I'm home. Oh, I forgot. I'm not married.” - Batman Returns
43). “The thing about legends is... sometimes, they're true.” - Ghost Rider
44). “People always say that change is a good thing, but what it really means is that something that you didn't want to happen, has happened.” - You've Got Mail
45). “I could no sooner choose a favorite star in the heavens.” - Ever After
46). “Just Breathe!” - Ever After
47). “I have GOT to get me one of these!” - Independence Day
48). “I want you to be with me, I want you to marry me, I want you to love me the way that I love you.” - The Object of my Affection
49). “Give in to love or live in fear.” – RENT
50). “I'm handsome even when I sleep?” – Enchanted
51). “I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore.” – Network
52). “What we've got here is a failure to communicate.” – Cool Hand Luke
53). "Badges? We don't need no stinking badges!" – Blazing Saddles
54). “Show me the money!” – Jerry Maguire
55). "Go ahead, make my day." – Sudden Impact
56). “In bed by nine? That's when life just begins!” - Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
57). “You can't buy the necessities of life with cookies.” – Edward Scissorhands
58). “What we do in life echoes in eternity.” – Gladiator
59). “The best thing you have going for you is your willingness to humiliate yourself.” - As Good as it Gets
60). “Why can't a woman be more like a man?” – My Fair Lady
61.) "You know, I have a theory that hieroglyphics are just an ancient comic strip about a character named Sphinxy." - When Harry met Sally
62.) "With enough courage, you can do without a reputation." - Gone with the Wind
63.) "Unh-unh-uh, you didn't say the magic word." - Jurassic Park
64.) “He's very persuasive.” - Lilo and Stitch
65.) “Well, I-I, oh, the Prince. I haven't met the Prince.” – Disney’s Cinderella
66.) “I know. It's called a "cruel irony", like my dependence on you.” – The Emperor’s New Groove
67.) “Oh, it's not the first time I was tossed out of a window, and it won't be the last. What can I say? I'm a rebel.” – The Emperor’s New Groove
68.) “I think you should just admit that you’re a big softy. That this whole cynical thing is just an act so that you can seem wounded, and mysterious, and sexy.” – 27 Dresses
69.) “Are you staring at me or her? ‘Cause you’re starting to freak me out.” – 50 First Dates
70.) "You Always knew how to make an entrance." - Mamma Mia
71.) “I’m a guy. Since when do we get anything right the first time?” – Hitch
72.) "Well, that's silly, have you met everybody on the planet?" - Two Weeks Notice
73.) “How do you know so much about so much?” – The Wedding Date
74.) “I think I'd miss you even if we'd never met.” – The Wedding Date
75.) "Is this you not arguing? 'Cause you suck at it." - Miss Congeniality
76.) “I need to know that it’s possible that two people can stay happy together forever.” – Juno
77.) “I’m not perfect, but who are we kidding? Neither are you.” – The Wedding Crashers
78.) “All I know is... you're beautiful." - A Walk to Remember
79.) “It's amazing the clarity that comes with psychotic jealousy.” – My Best Friend’s Wedding
80.) “What am I doing? She’s not in the refrigerator.” – What Women Want
81.) “I better go. Everyone's just waiting for me to mess up again.” – What a Girl Wants
82.) "This is the part where you run away." – Shrek
83.) “But she doesn't like him. I thought she didn't like him.” – Pride and Prejudice 2005
84.) “Would you stop thinking about what everyone wants? Stop thinking about what I want, what he wants, what your parents want. What do YOU want? What do you WANT?” – The Notebook
85.) “I have heard rumors of your beauty. And for once, the gossip is right.” – Troy
86.) “You can never replace anyone because everyone is made up of such beautiful specific details.” – Before Sunset
87.) "You can't handle the truth!" – A Few Good Men
88.) "Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!" – Planet of the Apes
89.) "My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you." – Yankee Doodle Dandy
90.) “It's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men.” – I’m No Angel
91.) “I wasn't nervous. Maybe I was a little bit "concerned" but that's not the same thing.” – The Princess Bride
92.) “This is true love - you think this happens every day?” – The Princess Bride
93.) "I can’t believe you said what you said you said." – Bridget Jones’s Diary
94.) "Why do they always run?" – Charlie’s Angels
95.) "If this is a crush, I don’t think I could take it if the real thing ever happened." – Chasing Amy
96.) “We are all fools in love." – Pride and Prejudice 2005
97.) "Just because I didn’t get my fairytale ending doesn’t mean you shouldn’t.” – The Princess Diaries
98.) “Forgive my lips for they find joy in the most unusual places.” – A Good Year
99.) “I'm really starting to love the back of your head.” – Patch Adams
100.) “Oh I don't know. If I had survived an old lady ass-kicking I would want to brag about it.” – My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Long list, isn't it?

To respond to this challenge, please do the following:
First - if you don't have an account here, make sure you sign up for one. Go to "Account Info" once you are logged in. Then click on "Add New Story" and for the title, put in a name for your whole challenge from there, add in your first drabble by filling in the form. For the chapter title, put in the theme number for your drabble and the name of that drabble.
NOTE: Please be sure to put in the word count for each drabble.

Second - As you write each drabble, add your drabble to your story like you would for any normal chapter story by clicking on "Account Info," then "Manage Stories." After clicking on the edit link by the name of your drabbles list, click on "Add New Chapter" at the bottom of the chapters list.

Third - each time you add a drabble to your list, come HERE to this challenge post and click on the link at the bottom that says: [Contribute to Round Robin] In the "Add New Chapter" page you need to put the title of your drabble in the chapter section along with YOUR USERNAME. In the Story Text area, put a link to your drabble you have just added like this:

# 15 fate

Title of Drabble by Your Username

< a xhref="link to your drabble goes here" >Click to Read!< /a >
Note: Remove the spaces at between the < and the first thing it connects to.

Make sure you PREVIEW before your post, otherwise the link will not show up correctly.
There sets the challenge. Prizes will be determined after the challenge is over. There is a prize for each tier.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me. Please email me with anything you have to ask. Do not leave a review asking the question that isn't fair to the people that respond.

Today is October 26. I am giving extra days since I didn't wait until the beginning of the month. So, you have until up to August 1st, 2009 to respond to this challenge. A lot of time.

Good luck!!



--Aisuru-chan on October 26, 2008 9:41:04 AM 4 Comments


SMRC Back in Action

Hey everybody,

I know, I have put the SMRC on the back burner for a year and I'm very sorry. I've simply had too much on my plate and I needed a whole day to sit and take care of this. So the final counts for the 2006 SMRC official entries have finally been tallied and we're ready to go into the voting phase. The SMFFQCC will be adding the qualified fanfics here on the archives over the next few days/week and then I'll put up the voting booth!

If you have a qualified entry that is not yet hosted here, please if you can, submit it yourself, this will speed up the process. The SMFFQCC will approve all SMRC official entries immediately. ^_^ 

--Bunny on June 02, 2008 1:40:35 PM 17 Comments


Looking for Podcasters!

Hi everyone! We're thinking that the time is ripe to re-start the SMFF.net podcasts. However, in order to make this more successful than the first run, we are looking for new podcasters. The requirements are fairly simple--you need to be a good reader, have the necessary computer requirements, and you must be able to devote the time to getting an assigned podcast done. That said, if you think you can manage all that, go ahead and send us a demo! Check out this thread on the PS.net forums for the technical specs. Your demo doesn't have to be too long and you can talk about whatever you want; however, reading a short bit of a story/drabble is a good idea so we can get an idea of how you manage with pacing. Completed demos can be sent to Bunny (e-mail bunny@smfanfiction.net ) or Kaiou (e-mail Kaiou@princessserenity.net) [or both!] as an attachment or just as a link to a filesharing website like yousendit.com.

Any questions? Post them here, otherwise, we hope to hear from you!

--Kaiou on May 31, 2008 2:25:34 PM 14 Comments


Second Response!

I would like to announce the second response to our Write a Picture Challenge. It is very well written.

Excellent job Marslover!!

Response



--Aisuru-chan on May 26, 2008 2:04:32 PM 6 Comments


First Response!

I would like you all to take notice of the first response to the Write a Picture challenge. And I will say, it was excellent! Read it.

A great job!! mamo_chan_lover!!

Response



--Aisuru-chan on May 23, 2008 5:39:42 PM 6 Comments


Write a Picture Challenge

All right, this time I have decided that this challenge will not have a time frame and WILL ALWAYS be open. This is a new challenge. Here's how Write a Picture goes...

I will have a picture posted and it is up to you to think of a story evolved around that picture. One shot only. 100 to at least 1,000 words, the longer the better, but the minimum is 100. It can be a simple drabble but it must evolve around the picture that is posted.

FAQ:

What is this challenge?
This Challenge is where you look at the picture and write a story that evolves around that picture.

DoI have to use the picture you have posted?
Yes. You may not use any other picture for this challenge.

Can I submit a story that I have already written?
No. It has to be a new story evolving this picture.

How long do I have to finish it?
You have no time limit, this challenge will always be open.

How long must it be?
Minimum of 100 words. It can be a simple drabble, but must evolve the picture. No chapter stories, only one shots.

May I use my story somewhere else?
It's your story, you may do what you want with it,

How do you want me to submit it?
This is the format I want used:
Title:
Author:
Picture: In this case, it will be a picture of manga usagi and mamoru

May I submit more than once?
I will allow it, but it has to be completely different from what you wrote. Don't write the same thing and do it differently.

Rule/guidelines still apply to this challenge, aside from it having to be eight hundred words or more I will let slide, if it is a drabble. Anyway, here is your challenge photo:

Write a Picture

Since this is technically two photos into one, you may have the choice of evolving only Usagi, or only Mamoru, or you may use the whole photo with both of them. There sets the challenge, if you have any questions just email me. DO NOT leave a review asking a question, I won't get it. Good luck!! And I can't wait to see the results!!



--Aisuru-chan on March 19, 2008 5:04:29 PM 7 Comments


An Idea

I was thinking of something to liven up this place. I know that we do monthly challenges, but I was thinking of like a real extended challenge? There is no ending to it and as many authors can perticipate as they want.

We can possibly do the same thing with drabbles or something like that. While I think of something, how about the rest of you? What would you mind doing besides drabbles? Give me some suggestions. 

Thanks! 



--Aisuru-chan on March 15, 2008 11:08:00 AM 14 Comments


Hosting Donations

Hey everybody,

Well...it's come to this. I never wanted to do this, but I'm being forced. I'm currently broke. Bad broke...and as some of you are already aware ever since a few months back, my hosting company has been criminally exorbitant with my hosting fees. $90+/month for all my fansites - of which I don't make any money off of and pay for out of my own pocket. My business has been helping with paying for it, but it can't support the hosting completely at my current high rate and on a personal level I'm broke. So I've added a hosting donations button - so if you're so inclined to help me keep the site online until I can work out a cheaper hosting option and get us moved to a new server that would help out a lot.

The money goes directly to my hosting company, so I can't touch it for personal means. I've set it where you can donate however much you want, but know that it's run by paypal and they take out 5% + .30 cents for every donation.

Anyhow, thanks in advance for any of you that help out and support the fansites financially until I can get on my feet and get moved to somewhere more affordable!



--Bunny on December 30, 2007 1:25:53 AM 9 Comments