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Workshop 1.12: Villainess Month

12 Mar 2009 12:55 #15128 by lfan
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OK, as Monty Python would say, "Now for something COMPLETELY different...."

OK, not so different, but a little twist and attempt to kick-start the fiction submissions around these parts (save for G7 and DKC of late). If ya'll have been reading one of the other threads -- I'm sure it didn't go unnoticed, there's not that many active ones to track! -- you'll remember that Berkhat posted a wonderful array of supervillainess "types" in a Top Ten list. Here is the recap:

#10: The Dumb Blonde
#9: Prostitutes
#8: The Already Powerful
#7: The Bully
#6: Bond Girls
#5: The Petty Tyrant --- ElF
#4: The Crazy Psycho Bitch
#3: This Woman
#2: The Rap Star
#2 (tie): The Convict
#1: The Celebutante

It was suggested by Argo that we divvy the list up for the authors to attempt to write an ubergirl tale about. No muss, no fuss! I'd like to evenly distribute the list, but if someone is hell-bent on selecting a single type, go for it and not let someone else choosing yours eliminate you from submitting. The goal here -- as has always been -- is to get some new stories from our community. So old writers, new writers, and not-heard-from-in-a-while writers bring out your imaginations and jump in!

Let's set the deadline for May 1st and see how that goes. With luck we'll get some nice commissions and maybe kick-start things around here again!

OK, I'll get the ball-rolling and throw my hat in the ring by selecting #5, Petty Tyrant as my topic. Others please chime in!!

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12 Mar 2009 13:01 #15130 by Spulo
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Bond Girls please.

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12 Mar 2009 15:30 #15131 by angels
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I'll take The Already Powerful so that DietSnapple can go with the Celebutante.

I just started a new job taking up a majority of my life and I still think I have enough time to do this. Don't sign up unless you really plan on submitting to this - it would be amazing to have 11 new pieces in the bank on May 1!

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12 Mar 2009 17:47 #15132 by lfan
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Updated tally sheet:

#10: The Dumb Blonde
#9: Prostitutes
#8: The Already Powerful --angels
#7: The Bully
#6: Bond Girls -- Spulo
#5: The Petty Tyrant --- ElF
#4: The Crazy Psycho Bitch
#3: This Woman
#2: The Rap Star
#2 (tie): The Convict
#1: The Celebutante

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12 Mar 2009 21:26 #15134 by inactive
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Celebutante, please!

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12 Mar 2009 21:26 #15135 by Berkhart
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This sounds awesome! Glad to see my list inspired some super villainess love. I love all these types of uber bad girls, but if nobody minds, I'll take the "rap star".

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12 Mar 2009 22:00 #15136 by lfan
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Excellent start so far....hopefully so more people will join the challenge:

#10: The Dumb Blonde
#9: Prostitutes
#8: The Already Powerful --angels
#7: The Bully
#6: Bond Girls -- Spulo
#5: The Petty Tyrant --- ElF
#4: The Crazy Psycho Bitch
#3: This Woman
#2: The Rap Star -- Berkhart
#2 (tie): The Convict
#1: The Celebutante -- GeekSeven

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12 Mar 2009 23:09 #15138 by YAGS
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You couldn't have waited until April to start this? I know, I know - You had to keep the momentum going from the discussion in the thread ( http://www.superwomenmania.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1993&start=0 ) that started it. My life's just so busy right now that I won't even know if I have enough free time to participate for at least another 3 weeks.

I'll say tentatively that I'll take #7, The Bully, but if someone else really wants that one, I'll step aside. I'll think about what I want to write if I have time, and let you know in 3 weeks if I can stay in or not. Just one thing - the bully topic seems like a very high school-ish theme. Is there a minimum age limit on the fictional characters in our stories?

YAGS

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13 Mar 2009 00:29 #15139 by lfan
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Personally, I like to keep them above the age of 18....let's go with that as it can still fall under "high school senior"

ElF

You couldn't have waited until April to start this? I know, I know - You had to keep the momentum going from the discussion in the thread ( http://www.superwomenmania.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1993&start=0 ) that started it. My life's just so busy right now that I won't even know if I have enough free time to participate for at least another 3 weeks.

I'll say tentatively that I'll take #7, The Bully, but if someone else really wants that one, I'll step aside. I'll think about what I want to write if I have time, and let you know in 3 weeks if I can stay in or not. Just one thing - the bully topic seems like a very high school-ish theme. Is there a minimum age limit on the fictional characters in our stories?

YAGS

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13 Mar 2009 00:57 #15140 by brad328
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I think bullies can and are in more than just school. I'm sure some people in the workplace can be considered bullies (and for those that remember an episode of "Friends" where Ross and Chandler dealt with bullies at Central Perk).

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13 Mar 2009 01:20 #15141 by YAGS
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This isn't really the kind of bully who just picks on random people they'll never see again, though. I'm going with the comments posted in the original thread for the type of bully.

This is the "Mean Girls" type - the queen of the popular clique that rules the school. And unlike male bullies who use physical superiority on the geeks, she just uses her good looks, money, popularity, and wicked tongue to strike fear into her enemies, avoiding physical confrontations for fear of an equal fight... until she gains superpowers.

YAGS

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13 Mar 2009 01:37 #15142 by inactive
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Where should we send stories?

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13 Mar 2009 02:52 #15144 by brad328
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I'm hoping I can come through on this one.

Put me down for the convict

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13 Mar 2009 03:40 #15145 by lfan
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#10: The Dumb Blonde
#9: Prostitutes
#8: The Already Powerful --angels
#7: The Bully -- YAGS (maybe)
#6: Bond Girls -- Spulo
#5: The Petty Tyrant --- ElF
#4: The Crazy Psycho Bitch
#3: This Woman
#2: The Rap Star -- Berkhart
#2 (tie): The Convict -- Brad328
#1: The Celebutante -- GeekSeven


I'm hoping I can come through on this one.

Put me down for the convict

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13 Mar 2009 04:54 #15146 by YAGS
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So now that you've sucked me in and got me thinking of writing a story again for the first time in a year or two, I thought about it and realized that one of my previous story ideas sorta fits the theme. I actually started writing it a while ago, but never got around to finishing it. But it's that "sorta fits the theme" that kind of has me worried.

So here's the question, which I'm pretty sure I asked on SWM years ago, but I'm going to try again in the hopes of getting an answer that I like better. :twisted: What exactly is an ubergirl? Is there some sort of minimum requirement for the type/level of power a girl has to have in order to qualify as "on topic" here on SWM?

Some of you may remember my "21st Century Magic" series, which is about magic returning to the modern world in force, with ordinary people getting magical powers seemingly at random. Well, I've done a variety of stories with women with various powers - not just your typical superstrength, invulnerability, flying, etc. My first story was actually a size changing story that I shared on some giantess sites instead of here. I've also got story ideas based on girls with telekinesis, mind control, teleportation, and some other powers.

In fact, my story "Do You Really Think You're Worthy of Me?" that I posted here for one of the workshops was related to a superpower idea I had that I've never seen anywhere else. One of these days, I want to go back and write the sequel to that one, explaining where her power came from and why it wasn't permanent - the idea's unusual enough that I think you'll all appreciate it.

So would a story about a magically powerful girl who doesn't have the typical super strength and invulnerability be on topic here? I actually have a story I started writing a long time ago about a "Mean Girl" type school bully that would seem to fit the "bully" theme that I chose for this thread perfectly, except that her power isn't super strength. I'd say her power fits her personality better than that, actually, which I think makes it better for the story. What do you think?

YAGS

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13 Mar 2009 14:35 #15150 by admin
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Stories can be sent to me at webmaster@superwomenmania.com like all other stories. I'll post anything I receive by the due date you guys agree on.

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13 Mar 2009 15:06 #15151 by angels
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Yags - I know a lot of us have appreciated your take on the ubergirl before - I don't know why that would change now. I think being a superwoman is as much about the attitude as it is the type of abilities - it's all in how she uses them!

I'm hoping to see entries from Argo, Ace, and hopefully Sharon or Yosh. You'd think DKC, Marknew, and Conceptfan would be all over this by now too.

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13 Mar 2009 17:15 #15153 by lfan
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YAGS, fine by me.....

Re: the other others, I've sent up requests to a few -- Marknew is in for the Dumb Blonde.

ElF


Yags - I know a lot of us have appreciated your take on the ubergirl before - I don't know why that would change now. I think being a superwoman is as much about the attitude as it is the type of abilities - it's all in how she uses them!

I'm hoping to see entries from Argo, Ace, and hopefully Sharon or Yosh. You'd think DKC, Marknew, and Conceptfan would be all over this by now too.

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13 Mar 2009 17:25 #15155 by julievelor
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Is there a length limit? Are we talking short stories or novellas?

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13 Mar 2009 19:29 #15156 by lfan
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No limit/no minimum (within reason)

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Is there a length limit? Are we talking short stories or novellas?

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