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- Junko Kurosawa - Heeey. Junko sounds like a very upfront person who is very open about her thoughts and feelings. Write about the moment where Junko realizes she is pansexual. The discovery has to incredibly personal yet entirely internal.
Scarlett McAfee - Hmm, the part about her interest in law is really striking. So what if Scarlett catches her friend breaking one of the school rules? What does she do?
Danny Brooks - Danny is sitting down at a table in a nice restaurant. He's ready to have his first date with this pretty girl from school and he is excited. Unfortunately for him, his date is standing him up. She will not be sending him any texts.
Henry Spencer - Hmm. Interest in spooky animals huh? Here's an idea - write about a time where Henry, as a kid, goes out into the woods in the hopes of finding bigfoot. He finds something else entirely.
Oskar Dee Pearce - Aww, thank you! <3 You seem to have hit a lot of bases with your concept, but I wanna know more about Oskar's snake bites. Write about the time where he had them put in. Where did he go to get them? Why did he want them? Make it relate to his job at the bookstore if you can and his affinity for romance novels if you can. Reading is fundamental.
Fiyori Senay - Hi Chriiiistiiiaaan. I actually had a friend with this disease so I have at least a tiny bit of experience. Tell me about a time where the early signs of her symptoms cause her difficulty, and she has to rely on someone else to help her. It can be anything, really. Also for whatever reason there's a pomegranate in your story. You need your five-a-day.
Jonathan Meyers - Here's a simple but very fitting one: write a story where Jonathan helps a lost child find his/her parents.
MK Kilmarnock's Unnamed Naft Challenge - Your character is home alone one dreadful Friday evening. It is booming and howling outside so she is pretty much stuck. Her parents went out for their anniversary/family reunion/etc and they will not be back until Sunday. The only thing keeping her company are the thoughts nibbling in the back of her head. She has an audition for a school musical late next week and this can play whatever roll in this story that you want. What's her night like? Bonus points if the power goes out at some point.
Abby Floyd - I was tempted to ask you to write a sitcom involving all of those pets. That is too cheerful though, and suffering is the backbone of SOTF. So let's keep it simple: Abby is walking home from school one day when she sees a bunch of boys harassing a stray animal. That's it. The specifics and severity are up to you.
Charity Evans - Gimmie a scene where Charity goes to interview a war vet for a Memorial Day article and ends up bonding with them. Doesn't matter which war, personally Vietnam-era would be interesting but that's up to you.
Asha Sur - Asha should be friends with Jazz. Awight, here's another idea - I wanna know more about that horror webcomic. Gimme some words about what inspired her to make it. In fact, why not have said inspiration come from real life! Perhaps Asha was spooked by something as a kid or she sees something as she's walking in town. Whatever you'd like boogie!
Skinny Sharpe - Lemme give you something a bit more abstract: write a story where, from the perspective of one of the younger brothers, you delve into this guy's business and how he operates. Here's the catch; his brother doesn't have a damn clue what's going on because he's a stupid kid.
Liibaan Abdikarim - Tell me about a time where Liibaan's attitude and work ethic gets him into some deep shit and how he manages to wrangle his way out of it.
Bryony Adams - Bryony's sister sounds like a piece of work. Give me a scene where Bryony successfully stands up to her darling sister. It doesn't have to be "BRYONY WINS THE BIG GAME" but it should play into her desire to get out there and socialize.
Adelaide Walker - Write about a time where Adelaide really really wants something but does not get it no matter how hard she tries. How does she react?
Rochelle Ayers - Rochelle's dad needs help with his work but she's had a long day and only wants to play the vidya. What do?
Kiziah Saraki - Gullible, eh? Write a scene where Kiziah gets roped into doing somebody else's homework. How does this make her feel?
Seth Dunn - Here's a simple one since I'm interested in that first line - write a scene where pre-recovering-trainwreck!Seth finds comfort in a video game. Find a way to tie his eventual interest of Psychology into the mix and you're golden.
Alice Baker - Alice creates a piece that is inspired by an incident with her bigger sister. It could be a song, a drawing, even a fanfiction; her finished product doesn't matter nearly as much as the incident itself and how she gets inspired. (Please don't have her make a OC insert of her sister in her Hetalia fanfiction. I know you wouldn't actually do this but, like, I can not not give you this prompt without stressing this.)
Lily Caldwell - Let's hear more about Lily's interest in auto mechanics; from what I'm reading it sounds like she wouldn't be too interested. When and how does she learn about mechanics? Is it something that she's just warmed up to? Does her condition present any difficulties? Also tie her interest in knitting into the ordeal because I'm loving me some juxtaposition.
Burned Handler's Unnamed Naft Challenge - Oh this is wonderful. Yes yes. Give me a scene where your character is trying to branch out and learn a new hobby. It should be as close to the antithesis of ace wrestling as possible. Bonus points if his injury presents a few road blocks in his enjoyment of said hobby.
Kimiko Kao - Write a scene where a American-middle-school!Kimiko bonds with another kid at her school. This kid does not know any sort of Sign Language but they share one of Kimiko's hobbies and that should totally be her in.
Walt Esiason - I like this concept. Gimmie some words on young-ex-pudgy-yet-still-sensitive!Walt's first dunk. Here's the catch - he has to be practicing alone. This is an internal Space Jam and if you can't slam with the best, jam with the rest.
Noah Whitley - Man I'm really feeling this one too. Pina Bucket really intrigues me and I do not believe we have had a budding stand-up comedian before. So, like, instead of a story, how about you write a set for a Pina Bucket show. Something Noah's gonna go off on when he hits the stage. This is your prompt, I have declared it, *bops jester's gavel*
Alvaro Vacanti - Alright, the cafe is a bit of a gray area, let's work on that. Write a little bit about Alvaro's work day at the cafe. It could be an exceptional day, could be a terrible day, he could even help out in the kitchen! It should be about the work between clocking in and clocking out.
I've been cobbling together a post with advice on character building and Naft's Challenge thread has given me an idea and I just have to run with it.
Whenever it's profile making time and I'm stuck on a particular character, I like to sit down to write a vignette or side-story. I find this as an extremely helpful tool when it comes to biography writing, because it's a way of fleshing out a character without making it a chore.
So here's what I'm going to do: I'm going to be assigning flash prompts to anyone who is interested. Some of these prompts will be serious, others will be silly, and a few might be overbearingly mundane. All of them will be taking place Think of it as homework for your Memories of the Past 101 course if that helps. For an example of what I might assign, here's something I turned into the V6 Concepts Thread.
If you want one, post in this thread with a description of your character (quoting and-or linking to a post in the Concepts Thread is totally cool too). I will give you a prompt, no longer than 500 words, and your job is to write a story or vignette featuring your character. That's it! Well, actually that isn't it. Here are some points!
- Right now I am limiting this to one prompt, per character, per handler.
- You are super free to get inspired by someone else's prompt and run with it though.
- There's no time limit with these so you can take as long as you want to do them, assuming you chose to do them at all!
- You have to submit for the prompt you are assigned before I can give you another one.
- You are allowed, encouraged, in fact, to ask for a refund if you are stuck. The intention here is to help flesh out your concept so if you're super stuck and can't work with your prompt it just let me know.