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[April 2013] Time Travel - Discussion Thread
« on: April 01, 2013, 03:33:17 PM »



This month we're going to do something a little different - a little bit Science Fiction. This past weekend saw the return of that ever-eternal, face-changing, companion-shifting, blue-box wielding rogue we all know as The Doctor. So, in celebration I thought we could do something that involves the past (and the future), big (or small) machines and the distortion of space itself. That's right - this month's writing contest theme is...


Time Travel


As the man himself puts it - "Time isn't a straight line. It's all... bumpy-wumpy. There's loads of boring stuff. Like Sundays and Tuesdays and Thursday afternoons. But now and then there are Saturdays. Big temporal tipping points when anything's impossible.” – Eleventh Doctor

Your challenge this month is to write a story, in whatever combination of genre you like - but it must include time travel as a core element. (Fan fiction is not allowed) Once again, I'm going to open the contest to both prose and poetry as I'm excited to see what you guys can do!


Rules:
1. This can be prose or a poem. Be creative.
2. "Time Travel" must be a core element in your piece.
4. Prose must be 500-2000 words long.
    Poetry must be 100-500 words long.
    You will be disqualified if you exceed the limits by any more than 10%.



Entry will close at Noon (GMT) on the 1st May 2013, and voting will be open for the month thereafter.

The winner will have their piece displayed on the main Fantasy Faction website in June 2013.

Good luck and Happy Writing!   :)



This thread is to discuss anything regarding this month's writing contest. I hope you're all excited to have a go at this theme - I know I am!  :)
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Re: [April 2013] Time Travel - Discussion Thread
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2013, 04:19:08 PM »
I'm putting in a complaint; Ten's quote about time was better ;)
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Re: [April 2013] Time Travel - Discussion Thread
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2013, 06:08:46 PM »
Hmmmm... I might have a little something for this one. Doubt I'll win but I can have some fun with it :D

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Re: [April 2013] Time Travel - Discussion Thread
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2013, 07:22:41 PM »
I might have a go, I've been toying with a timetravel idea.

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Re: [April 2013] Time Travel - Discussion Thread
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2013, 09:10:48 PM »
I'm putting in a complaint; Ten's quote about time was better ;)
I agree timey wimey wibbly wobbly is better than bumpy wumpy.
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Re: [April 2013] Time Travel - Discussion Thread
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2013, 09:14:47 PM »
I'm putting in a complaint; Ten's quote about time was better ;)
I agree timey wimey wibbly wobbly is better than bumpy wumpy.

Knew you'd back me up!
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Re: [April 2013] Time Travel - Discussion Thread
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2013, 12:29:40 AM »
Hmmmm... I might have a little something for this one. Doubt I'll win but I can have some fun with it :D
I never do it to win :) Or I'd never post/enter. It's fun coming up with things for these.  ;D
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Re: [April 2013] Time Travel - Discussion Thread
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2013, 02:01:10 AM »
Hmmmm... I might have a little something for this one. Doubt I'll win but I can have some fun with it :D
I never do it to win :) Or I'd never post/enter. It's fun coming up with things for these.  ;D

True, I didn't really mean to suggest that I intended to win. :D

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Re: [April 2013] Time Travel - Discussion Thread
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2013, 02:28:30 AM »
True, I didn't really mean to suggest that I intended to win. :D
Oh, I didn't think you suggested anything like that. Think ,maybe it was my post that was worded poorly :) . My response was to let you know you are not alone in entering for fun rather than winnings  ;D Actually, I suspect that's why most people enter.
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Re: [April 2013] Time Travel - Discussion Thread
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2013, 10:45:38 AM »
Might have something for this. Awesome theme this month.  ;D
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Re: [April 2013] Time Travel - Discussion Thread
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2013, 04:36:18 PM »
I had fun doing the one last time, so I'll join in again! 
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Re: [April 2013] Time Travel - Discussion Thread
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2013, 04:43:51 PM »
True, I didn't really mean to suggest that I intended to win. :D
Oh, I didn't think you suggested anything like that. Think ,maybe it was my post that was worded poorly :) . My response was to let you know you are not alone in entering for fun rather than winnings  ;D Actually, I suspect that's why most people enter.

I would expect so! :D

Offline Neila

Re: [April 2013] Time Travel - Discussion Thread
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2013, 05:25:33 PM »
I might be able to finally get my Time Travel Stalker Fangirl story idea written down for this...

If it's "fan fiction" about a historical person does that count as "Fan Fiction" or just "Alt History"?

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Re: [April 2013] Time Travel - Discussion Thread
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2013, 07:24:19 PM »
Oh yay! Nice theme ! (coz i happen to have something ready  :P )
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Offline Jeni

Re: [April 2013] Time Travel - Discussion Thread
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2013, 12:36:03 PM »
I'm gonna have a bash at this one.  :)

Hopefully my attempt this time will at least be long enough to qualify for entry!