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SGI Workshop 1.13: UPDATED 12/18/09

04 Nov 2009 14:16 #17234 by lfan
OK, folks...its that time again! Inpired by another one of our contributors -- GeekSeven -- we've come up with a fun sort of workshop based loosely on a series of his stories, Alternate Histories.

Topic/Assignment: "Write an ubergirl tale whereby the heroine becomes a nation's poster girl or iconic national hero"

If you've read G7's works, this is similar to Amber Waves or Skylark. It doesn't HAVE to be based in WWII (like his universe) but that is ok if it is (mine will be).

All we ask is that you "register" your country here, and while dupes are not prohibited, I'd like to not get 7 U.S. ubergirls (but would be happy to get 7 entries).

Let's set the deadline for Jan 1st and we'll re-evaluate. I'll get the ball rolling with my country selection:

1. Finland - lfan




Who else is in?





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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04 Nov 2009 16:15 #17235 by taliesan
Replied by taliesan on topic SGI Workshop 1.13: UPDATED 12/18/09
I'll jump in. And I'll take Great Britain.

GeekSeven, I have an Idea for the British heroine for your 'Liberty Belle/Amber Waves' setting. Mind if I drop her in there?

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04 Nov 2009 19:14 #17242 by JKIJ
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I started writing a story along those lines not too long ago. I'll take England in 1485 if that's OK.

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04 Nov 2009 19:56 #17246 by inactive
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I'll jump in. And I'll take Great Britain.

GeekSeven, I have an Idea for the British heroine for your 'Liberty Belle/Amber Waves' setting. Mind if I drop her in there?


talisan, I have no problem with that. However, my forthcoming story "Skylark" does feature a British heroine in that universe, so you might want to read that first, just in case we are stepping on each other's toes. She's fairly contained to a narrow strip of history at the moment, so there shouldn't be any issues.

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04 Nov 2009 20:24 #17248 by Woodclaw
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Currently I'm working on another porject but it's already at a good point. For the period I've an idea for the Second Mongolian Invasion of Japan or one about the Battle of Thermopylae, I'll becide as soon as possible between the two.

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04 Nov 2009 21:23 #17251 by lfan
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Cool! Off and running it seems. Summary so far:

Finland - ELF (WWII)
UK -- Talisain (WWII)
UK - JKIJ (1485)
Anon -- Greece? Persia? (500 BC?)

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04 Nov 2009 21:28 #17252 by inactive
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Cool! Off and running it seems. Summary so far:

Finland - ELF (WWII)
UK -- Talisain (WWII)
UK - JKIJ (1485)
Anon -- Greece? Persia? (500 BC?)


I will definitely contribute something. I may hang back and make my selection of country when more people have grabbed theirs.

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05 Nov 2009 22:26 #17286 by lfan
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Cmon, who else? Yeah I'm calling YOU out.... Mark, DKC, Argo, Ace, Berkhart, Yosh, etc

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Cool! Off and running it seems. Summary so far:

Finland - ELF (WWII)
UK -- Talisain (WWII)
UK - JKIJ (1485)
Anon -- Greece? Persia? (500 BC?)


I will definitely contribute something. I may hang back and make my selection of country when more people have grabbed theirs.

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05 Nov 2009 22:58 #17287 by argonaut
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Hmmm. Would an Atalanta story fit the theme?

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06 Nov 2009 07:59 #17292 by Woodclaw
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Hmmm. Would an Atalanta story fit the theme?


I think that she will (maybe with some retooling shifting from the myth to actual history), incase you want to participate I'll step away from Greece and take the XIII century Japan.

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07 Nov 2009 03:12 #17309 by brad328
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I have, what I hope to be, something interesting in mind.

I'll take Canada if that's okay.

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07 Nov 2009 03:22 #17310 by inactive
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OK, I think I am going to take Albania, if that's OK.

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07 Nov 2009 23:33 #17319 by Berkhart
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Sounds like a cool idea for a Workshop. I'd like to take a shot at writing about a Cuban Superwoman.

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08 Nov 2009 15:21 #17328 by argonaut
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Whatever time I can spare for writing over the next couple of weeks will be devoted to the next chapter of "The Supergirl of Smallville." The first draft is finished, but it needs a fair amount of tinkering.

But after that -- yeah, I've been meaning to write a new Atalanta story (has it really been four years since I posted the last one?) ... and the workshop theme kinda-sorta fits what I had in mind ... so I'm in. (But I'm counting on the customary extension!)

The Atalanta stories take place on the Greek mainland, in a vaguely-defined period a century or two before the Greeks rose to power in the Mediterranean -- say, 700 BCE or thereabouts.

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10 Nov 2009 18:44 #17360 by lfan
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Recap List:

Brad -- Canada
Lfan -- Finland
Argo -- Ancient Greece
Anon -- 13th Century Japan
G7 -- Albania
Berkhart - Cuba
Taliesan -- UK

Seven takers so far....can I hear more? Marknew? DKC? Ace? How bout some of the older guard -- UG? YAGS? Yosh? Angels? Plenty of countries left -- Italy, China, RUSSIA <nudges Martin>.....

And I also lost track of the dates....let's say Feb 1st as the deadline. December is pretty much a lost cause in terms of "extra writing time" for most...

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10 Nov 2009 19:38 #17363 by martinblasick
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How long are these stories typically? I always have written in script format. I've been checking out the storybank but am still getting a feel for the format.

It's pretty much a short story? Twist - build- twist is a workable structure for a movie short. What are ya'll hanging your hat on structurewise, or is it kind of free flowing?

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11 Nov 2009 00:48 #17368 by martinblasick
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Another noob question: Ya'll want feedback/critiques? Do you email them privately to the author or should it be public here at the forum? Or maybe just read and enjoy? I just read The Amulet.

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11 Nov 2009 01:19 #17369 by Berkhart
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Seven takers so far....can I hear more? Marknew? DKC? Ace? How bout some of the older guard -- UG? YAGS? Yosh? Angels? Plenty of countries left -- Italy, China, RUSSIA <nudges Martin>.....


Mmmmm, China...and Vietnam, the Koreas, Thailand, Indonesia...so many countries with so many perfect girls, and all deserving of super powers!

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11 Nov 2009 01:27 #17370 by inactive
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Seven takers so far....can I hear more? Marknew? DKC? Ace? How bout some of the older guard -- UG? YAGS? Yosh? Angels? Plenty of countries left -- Italy, China, RUSSIA <nudges Martin>.....


Mmmmm, China...and Vietnam, the Koreas, Thailand, Indonesia...so many countries with so many perfect girls, and all deserving of super powers!


"We are the union of South-East Asian supergirls, and here are our demands...."

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11 Nov 2009 01:33 #17372 by ace191
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I don't think that I will join in on the Workshop, but since DKC cleared off his desktop, I feel compelled to do the same. All the activity has fired me up to get off my ass and get back to writing. I look at it as output is output, and that is the main thing.

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