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just.a.willow.tree

The Lovers-to-Friends Challenge | October 5, 2020

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The Lovers-to-Friends Challenge!
Deadline: October 5, 2020

Hosts: @VaguelyCreativeName and @just.a.willow.tree

Accepted Fandoms: We're only really familiar with Harry Potter + OF, but will be happy to read any fandom -- just keep in mind that our relative contextual knowledge of the different fandoms may impact our judging! 💛

Accepted Ratings: All ratings, but no smut, please!

Challenge Details: We all love a good friends to lovers fic! But here, we'll be challenging you to write the reverse!

In your stories, you should focus on how the pairing's platonic relationship is strengthened after a romantic/sexual relationship has been formed! For example, this could mean writing about strangers hooking up and then actually becoming friends, but also about an already existing couple going through some experience that ends with them becoming even closer as friends. We'd prefer not to read smut, but you can still include fade to blacks/sex scenes (just not depicted in detail). 💛

We'd also be happy to give you randomly generated pairings if you so choose! There are limitless possibilities for this challenge, and we're so excited to see what you come up with. In general, this is a very, very open challenge for interpretation, but if you have any questions, definitely feel free to ask! 🥰

(Julia posted this idea in the challenge idea cache, so all credit for the challenge concept goes to her!)

Rules!

  • Please include 'for VaguelyCreativeName and just.a.willow.tree's Lovers-to-Friends Challenge' in either the main summary or story summary
  • No pre-written entries
  • Multi-chaps are fine -- just make sure that the relationship's ever-growing "friendship" component is evident in the submitted chapters
  • You may combine this with other challenges
  • Multiple entries are allowed

Rewards:

Each entry will receive a review from both me and Julia!

  • Third Place: 1 review from each of us (2 total) + an award graphic
  • Second Place: 2 reviews from each of us (4 total) + an award graphic
  • First Place: 3 reviews from each of us (6 total) + an award graphic
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Lost_Robin

I'm in!!

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RonsGirlFriday

In!!

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Felpata_Lupin

I can't complete a challenge to save my life, but I need to at least try this... :wub:

Question: what are the rules about getting a pairing prompt (how many times can you change/is it okay to ignore the prompt altogether if you ask one)? :couch:

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magnifique

oh yes I want to try this!! 👀:yay:I'm not sure what pairing I'll do yet but this is a nice long deadline :whistling:

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VaguelyCreativeName

Yayy!! We're so excited for what you all come up with!

1 hour ago, Felpata_Lupin said:

Question: what are the rules about getting a pairing prompt (how many times can you change/is it okay to ignore the prompt altogether if you ask one)?

There's absolutely no obligation to use any prompt we give you, and you can see as many as you want! We'd offer you three at a time to choose from, but you can ask for re-rolls anytime or ignore them altogether! Would you like to see some? 🥰

 

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Lost_Robin
RonsGirlFriday
Felpata_Lupin
magnifique

 

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Just now, VaguelyCreativeName said:

There's absolutely no obligation to use any prompt we give you, and you can see as many as you want! We'd offer you three at a time to choose from, but you can ask for re-rolls anytime or ignore them altogether! Would you like to see some? 🥰 

Yes, please! :rose:

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4 minutes ago, Felpata_Lupin said:

Yes, please! :rose:

WriterBot got very... creative with these, so feel free to ask for a re-roll if they don't spark your imagination!

Your 3 ships are:
Neville Longbottom/Luna Lovegood
Hermione Granger/Sirius Black
Charlie Weasley/Rita Skeeter

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Felpata_Lupin

I think I'd like a reroll, just in case? 😅

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7 minutes ago, Felpata_Lupin said:

I think I'd like a reroll, just in case? 😅

Of course! You might like one of these. :P But again, no pressure to use any of them! Your three new pairings are:

Peter Pettigrew/Remus Lupin
Teddy Lupin/Victoire Weasley

Bill Weasley/Fleur Delacour

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MalfoysAngel

I think I can do a Neville/Luna one so count me as a maybe

 

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aurevoir

..... i have two ships i'm debating this for.

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victoria_anne

Ahhh I love this idea so much!!! I'm in! 

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just.a.willow.tree

Yayy! :loveshower: So so excited to see the direction all of you take this! 🥰💛

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Lost_Robin
RonsGirlFriday
Felpata_Lupin
magnifique
MalfoysAngel
aurevoir
victoria_anne

 

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ImaRavenclaw

Meeeee!!! Can I get a pairing, just to see if I like it?

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58 minutes ago, ImaRavenclaw said:

Meeeee!!! Can I get a pairing, just to see if I like it?

Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Here's your first three!

Gellert Grindelwald/OC
Hermione Granger/Remus Lupin
James Sirius Potter/OC

Participants

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Lost_Robin
RonsGirlFriday
Felpata_Lupin
magnifique
MalfoysAngel
aurevoir
victoria_anne
ImaRavenclaw

 

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juls

I may as well try this also.

I'll take a few prompts, just for inspiration!

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51 minutes ago, juls said:

I may as well try this also.

I'll take a few prompts, just for inspiration!

Brilliant, excited to see what you (might) make of these! 🥰

Bartemius Crouch Jr./Regulus Black
Fabian Prewett/Mary MacDonald
Pansy Parkinson/Ron Weasley

Participants

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Lost_Robin
RonsGirlFriday
Felpata_Lupin
magnifique
MalfoysAngel
aurevoir
victoria_anne
ImaRavenclaw
juls

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dreamshadow

okay, this seems like the perfect challenge to bring back my old ship, ginny/seamus ^_^

i can't guarantee i'll actually be able to write anything, so consider me a maybe for now! 

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just.a.willow.tree

That sounds amazing! I hope you'll be able to get something out for this challenge. :wub:

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Lost_Robin
RonsGirlFriday
Felpata_Lupin
magnifique
MalfoysAngel
aurevoir
victoria_anne
ImaRavenclaw
juls
dreamshadow

 

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magnifique

I come bearing my entry+ ❤️ 

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10 minutes ago, magnifique said:

I come bearing my entry+ ❤️ 

Amazing, thank you! I can't wait to read it!! ❤️


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Lost_Robin
RonsGirlFriday
Felpata_Lupin
magnifique -  entry+
MalfoysAngel
aurevoir
victoria_anne
ImaRavenclaw
juls
dreamshadow

 

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Felpata_Lupin

Here's my entry: Just sex

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just.a.willow.tree
1 minute ago, Felpata_Lupin said:

Here's my entry: Just sex

Thank you so much! 😍 So excited to read!

 

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Lost_Robin
RonsGirlFriday
Felpata_Lupin - entry+
magnifique -  entry+
MalfoysAngel
aurevoir
victoria_anne
ImaRavenclaw
juls
dreamshadow

 

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RogueSlytherin

Ok - I've been telling myself I can't write a story for every challenge I see, but I just got serious Katie/Hubbell vibes (The Way We Were) and I'm def gonna have to write this out. 

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