As you can see, I’m horrible at naming things, including challenges/contest. 😛 But does that surprise anyone?
For some reason, I really, really like crossovers. It’s always fun to see my favorite characters come together in a way they probably never will in real life. I honestly haven’t written one, unless you count the Avengers’ Isle series thing, but I’d like to, if I could come up with a good idea. For those of you who don’t know what a crossover is, it’s basically fan fiction combining two different universes, e.g. The Avengers/Chronicles of Narnia, or something more book-ish, like the Hobbit/The Hardy Boys. (BTW, the second one was a random, on the spot one I made up…)
So, on to the challenge/contest. Basically, you are to write a fan fiction crossover. (Duh… *facepalm*) Since I will be “judging”, the fandoms must be ones that I know, from movies or books that I’ve watched. I’ll give you a brief list. Pick two, or if you think of a different one you’d like to do, comment and ask. I can’t properly evaluate characters from movies and books I don’t know.
Here’s the list:
The Avengers (Please keep in mind that I haven’t watched Iron Man 1/2/3, The Incredible Hulk, Thor 2, or Cap 2. No spoilers for those, please. 😀 )
Toy Story 1/2/3
The Chronicles of Narnia
Night At The Museum 1/2/3
National Treasure 1/2
The Princess Bride
The Lego Movie (??? If you do this one, that will be at the top of my list to read. 😛 )
The Sherlock Holmes stories/novels
The Bible (Please don’t feel obligated to do this one, but I would enjoy reading it all the same…)
Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew (These apparently qualify as one, although I do not agree…)
Dr. Seuss (Eh-he, eh-he… *imagines Avengers/Dr. Seuss crossover*… *dies laughing*)
The Tale of Despereaux
The Word Changers
Indian in the Cupboard
*end “brief” list*
Ah, so now that we have that over with, we can continue. You do not have to do a book and a movie, I just wanted to provide plenty of choices. If you don’t see something you’d like to do, just ask?
Feel free to do multiple crossovers and submit all of them.
Speaking of submitting… After you finish writing your story, post it on your blog, if you have one (if you don’t, borrow a friend’s, or comment and ask me… hopefully I’ll think of a solution…). Then post a link in the comments here so that I can find your post. The deadline shall be… February *goes to see if it’s a leap year* 28th. That gives you a little over a month. If I don’t have any submissions, I’ll extended the deadline, reboot the contest, whatever.
Now, prizes. If you submit a crossover (or multiple ones 😉 ) you are automatically guaranteed a link/shoutout in the post on the deadline. I will pick the winner based on plot, level of difficulty (e.g., a Lego Movie/Avengers crossover would get more points than a Frozen/Tangled crossover), how close the characters are to the original, and probably a few other things I come up with… And the winner’s story will be posted on here, with the author’s permission.
Now, go start wr–
Wait, what? *whispers with invisible friend Bob* Bob here says I haven’t made this hard enough! He wants me to make it more fun! And what better way to do that than…
Add a twist!
Now, for the sake of your sanity, this twist won’t be required, but you’ll definitely earn some bonus points if you do it. 😉 So here’s the twist. To earn those special bonus points, you must include a quote from a third fandom (as in, not one of the two in your crossover). It must be one of these ten quotes:
- The Avengers: “So that’s what it does.”
- Finding Nemo: “I am a nice shark, not a mindless eating machine.”
- The Princess Bride: “You fell victim to one of the classic blunders – The most famous of which is ‘never get involved in a land war in Asia’ – but only slightly less well-known is this: ‘Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line’!” (Or if you would rather you can use “Anybody want a peanut?” or “Hello, my name is [insert character name]. You killed my father. Now prepare to die.”
- Tangled: “Frying pans! Who knew, right?”
- Frozen: “Oh, look at that! I’ve been impaled!” (Please don’t make this disgusting if you use it…)
- The Lego Movie: “A house divided against itself… would be better than this.”
- Night at the Museum: 1 – “Let’s do this, people! And… animals! And… weird faceless puppet creatures!” 2 – “You know, two words come to mind when I hear you talk. “Delusional” and “weirdo”. And if I had to say a third, “goofy.” Just goofy.” 3 – “What, have you never seen a gorgeous woman before… who could be a model if she didn’t love pizza so much.”
- National Treasure: 1 – “It’s a big blue-ish green man… with a strange-looking goatee… I’m guessing that’s significant.” 2 – “Sir, please dismount the banister.”
I stopped at eight because somehow I already had more than ten quotes… Go figure.
So, let’s recap, because that was long and rambling…
- Find two fandoms, and (optional) choose a quote to include.
- Write your crossover!
- Post your story on your blog (or someone else’s).
- Put a link to your story in the comments here.
Please, please participate! The more participation, the more likely it will be that I’ll do this again! Have fun!