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just.a.willow.tree

The Love, _______ Challenge | June 15th, 2018

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Challenge Name: The Love, _______ Challenge

Challenge Deadline: June 15th, 2018

Accepted Fandom(s): Harry Potter, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Original Fiction*

Accepted Ratings: up to Mature

Challenge Details: As you can probably tell from the title of this challenge, I was inspired by Love, Simon hitting theatres. xD Because Love, Simon is one of the few queer rom-com stories with a happy ending and no excessive suffering, I wanted to challenge you all to write something adorable, humorous, and gay. The ending must be happy, but you may include conflict in the middle if you wish (though honestly I will be 100% fine with a 10k+ fluff piece with no plot whatsoever). I humbly request that angst remain at a minimum, because I am determined to feel happy and warm and fuzzy on the insides while reading these. :P

Additionally, I encourage you to explore writing relationships outside of your usual comfort zone. If thus far, you've only been writing cis characters, then include trans characters in your story! If you've only written M/M, try writing F/F, and vice versa. Write gay characters of color if you've never done so before. I want you to truly work to branch out with this challenge! ^_^

Really, this challenge is just so I can read about queer characters in love or falling in love with each other in a rom-com style. :P Feel free to write just about anything: a meet-cute, some good-natured bickering, a gradual progression of their relationship, random scenes from various points in their love lives, etc. I'm excited to see what you creative people come up with!

(I should clarify that your story title does not have to include "Love, ______" or any variant thereof.)

Rules:

  1. Must be posted on the HPFT archives.
  2. Must follow all the site's rules and guidelines.
  3. No prewritten entries.
  4. May be combined with other challenges.
  5. Must have "for just.a.willow.tree's Love, ______ Challenge" within the summary or story notes somewhere.
  6. You may submit multiple entries.
  7. Any length is fine! If you're doing multi-chap, though, at least two chapters must be posted.

Prizes:

  • Participants will receive a review on each chapter of their entry.
  • Third Place: 3 reviews on a story of your choice; prize graphic.
  • Second Place: 5 reviews on a story of your choice; prize graphic.
  • First Place: 7 reviews on a story of your choice; prize graphic; link to your story in my signature for a month.

*Please PM me to ask about different fandoms if you wish to write them! I'm just very bad at remembering the fandoms I know, so I haven't listed too many. :P 

Comment below if you're interested! And feel free to ask questions. <3

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Levana
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I'm in for this! 100% here for this!!! I'll be doing HP ^_^ (not sure what pairing yet)

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forever_dreaming

I’m in with a Lily Luna/OC :D ❤️

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15 hours ago, Levana said:

I'm in for this! 100% here for this!!! I'll be doing HP ^_^ (not sure what pairing yet)

Yes!! No need to let me know which pairing, I like surprises. :P

15 hours ago, forever_dreaming said:

I’m in with a Lily Luna/OC :D ❤️

A sadly unexplored ship. I'm super excited to see what you come up with!

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clevernotbrilliant

Did someone say Love, Simon???

I'm 100% in, most likely with OF ^_^

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PaulaTheProkaryote

I HAVE AN IDEA. I'll be a solid maybe with Leah/Nora. How do you feel about harry potter crossovers because I want to do a quidditch fic.

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2 hours ago, clevernotbrilliant said:

Did someone say Love, Simon???

I'm 100% in, most likely with OF ^_^

Hahaha <3

OF sounds brilliant! Looking forward to it :wub:

1 hour ago, PaulaTheProkaryote said:

I HAVE AN IDEA. I'll be a solid maybe with Leah/Nora. How do you feel about harry potter crossovers because I want to do a quidditch fic.

A Simon x HP crossover sounds fantastic. Go for it!

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poppunkpadfoot

I’ll be a maybe :)

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dreamgazer220

Okay, I'm gonna try this. It is really hard for me to write fluff in general so we'll see how this goes ;)

I have an idea that I'm toying with for Molly II/OC, but I could also end up writing OF too, so put me down as a maybe!

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2 hours ago, poppunkpadfoot said:

I’ll be a maybe :)

Of course! <3

40 minutes ago, dreamgazer220 said:

Okay, I'm gonna try this. It is really hard for me to write fluff in general so we'll see how this goes ;)

I have an idea that I'm toying with for Molly II/OC, but I could also end up writing OF too, so put me down as a maybe!

Gotcha. Though I am curious to see how you'll write fluff. :P And I'd be delighted to read either Molly II/OC or OF! <3

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Yes! Absolutely in!

I'm still thinking about which fandom and pairing. Can I check in about a few fandoms?

- Tortall (Tamora Pierce)
- Lunar Chronicles
- Sense8

NEVER MIND. It's either gonna be Black Sails or Books of Bayern, both of which we've discussed before so I'm going to assume that's cool. Let me know if either of those fandoms is a no go.

(I MIGHT BE EXCITED)

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9 minutes ago, MuggleMaybe said:

Yes! Absolutely in!

I'm still thinking about which fandom and pairing. Can I check in about a few fandoms?

- Tortall (Tamora Pierce)
- Lunar Chronicles
- Sense8

NEVER MIND. It's either gonna be Black Sails or Books of Bayern, both of which we've discussed before so I'm going to assume that's cool. Let me know if either of those fandoms is a no go.

(I MIGHT BE EXCITED)

Either fandom is perfect! (I MIGHT BE EXCITED TOO)

Though, just in case you choose to go back to your original choices: I know the Lunar Chronicles, but not the other two (though Tamora Pierce's works have been sitting on my to-read shelf for a shameful length of time) :P 

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Pen2Paper

I might be in depending on time constraints for HP fanfic... 👍🏼

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VaguelyCreativeName

I may have an idea^_^ I'll (probably) join in with a HP fanfic

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12 hours ago, Pen2Paper said:

I might be in depending on time constraints for HP fanfic... 👍🏼

Wonderful! :wub: I'm excited to see what you come up with!

11 minutes ago, VaguelyCreativeName said:

I may have an idea^_^ I'll (probably) join in with a HP fanfic

Hi! First of all, welcome to the forums. :hug: And I'm so happy to see you joining this challenge! <3

Participants:

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Takers

  • Levana
  • forever_dreaming
  • clevernotbrilliant
  • MuggleMaybe

Maybes

  • PaulaTheProkaryote
  • poppunkpadfoot
  • dreamgazer220
  • Pen2Paper
  • VaguelyCreativeName

 

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Felpata_Lupin

Hey, Eva! :wub:

I wold like to give this a try, maybe combining it with the soulmate au and random prompt challenge...

I don't have ideas yet, though, so consider me a maybe...

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6 hours ago, Felpata_Lupin said:

Hey, Eva! :wub:

I wold like to give this a try, maybe combining it with the soulmate au and random prompt challenge...

I don't have ideas yet, though, so consider me a maybe...

Hi Chiara! Happy to see you here :wub: I think this challenge would fit perfectly with the Soulmate AU one <3

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Takers

  • Levana
  • forever_dreaming
  • clevernotbrilliant
  • MuggleMaybe

Maybes

  • PaulaTheProkaryote
  • poppunkpadfoot
  • dreamgazer220
  • Pen2Paper
  • VaguelyCreativeName
  • Felpata_Lupin

 

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Marzipan
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This sounds fun! :) Put me down as a maybe- I'd like to read Simon v. Homo Sapiens Agenda before committing, just so I can get a feel for the source material!

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7 hours ago, Marzipan said:

This sounds fun! :) Put me down as a maybe- I'd like to read Simon v. Homo Sapiens Agenda before committing, just so I can get a feel for the source material!

You will love Simon, so I'm definitely not going to discourage you from reading! :P Just letting you know that you don't have to read Simon in order to participate, since the challenge isn't too centered around that book. <3

Takers

  • Levana
  • forever_dreaming
  • clevernotbrilliant
  • MuggleMaybe

Maybes

  • PaulaTheProkaryote
  • poppunkpadfoot
  • dreamgazer220
  • Pen2Paper
  • VaguelyCreativeName
  • Felpata_Lupin
  • Marzipan

 

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Levana

I have mine! :D Two Months+ (M) It's a Cho Chang/OFC ^_^

(also I might write another entry because I had so much fun with this)

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3 hours ago, Levana said:

I have mine! :D Two Months+ (M) It's a Cho Chang/OFC ^_^

(also I might write another entry because I had so much fun with this)

Oh my goodness, thank you for getting your entry in so early! And I'm so happy you enjoyed this challenge; I'd love to see another entry from you. :wub:

Entries:

Participants:

Spoiler

Takers

  • Levana
  • forever_dreaming
  • clevernotbrilliant
  • MuggleMaybe

Maybes

  • PaulaTheProkaryote
  • poppunkpadfoot
  • dreamgazer220
  • Pen2Paper
  • VaguelyCreativeName
  • Felpata_Lupin
  • Marzipan

 

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VaguelyCreativeName

I have also finished mine: Summer Rains (T)

It's a Lavender/Padma ^_^

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4 hours ago, VaguelyCreativeName said:

I have also finished mine: Summer Rains (T)

It's a Lavender/Padma ^_^

Thank you so much! Looking forward to reading it. <3

Entries:

Participants:

Spoiler

Takers

  • Levana
  • forever_dreaming
  • clevernotbrilliant
  • MuggleMaybe

Maybes

  • PaulaTheProkaryote
  • poppunkpadfoot
  • dreamgazer220
  • Pen2Paper
  • Felpata_Lupin
  • Marzipan

 

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MileyMalfoy

I shouldn't sign up for two challenges in one day... but I'll be a maybe as I'm trying to get back into writing fiction again. 

If I do manage it will be HP based for sure! 

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melian

Put me down for a maybe. I don't often write gay characters so even entering this one is out of my comfort zone. :)

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