The Grumpy Bulldog showed up here about a week ago, and invited me to participate in the The Great Star Wars 100 day Blogathon. Since I love all things Star Wars - and blog fests - this seemed like a fun thing to participate in.
Each day, there is a trivia question posted, and a variety of ways to earn points, that culminate in a winner at the end of the Blogathon. I currently don't have any points, but that will be rectified after the end of this post!
Since I don't expect to be the winner of the Blogathon, I'm looking at the trivia section of the blogathon as a fun way to learn about Star Wars trivia. I enjoy the witty repartee that goes on in the comment section, as well.
Three of the ways I can get points is by entering the Bi-Weekly Star Wars Writing Challenges (you get 100 points for those!), referring people to the blogathon by mentioning it on my blog (check!), and to have someone I referred comment on Briane Pagel's blog, mentioning my name as the referral source (we both get 50 points for that!) So, if you're interested in joining, head over to Briane's blog and say I sent you!
|Sourced from The Best of Everything, who got it from I don't know where!
The current Writing Challenge is: between now and Sunday, March 25 (you can still sign up - and mention my name!), post a 250-words-or-less Fan Fiction Fan Fiction, in which one of your characters from a story you wrote tries to write a piece of Star Wars Fan Fiction.
Disclaimer: I am not sure what fan fiction looks like, or sounds like, so I did my best. Please be kind. :)
Twelve year-old Quinn, who is Meara's brother, is making an appearance from Finding Meara. He isn't technically writing fan fiction, but he is creating fan fiction verbally, so I hope it meets the criteria of the blogathon.
Quinn pulled the box of Lego Star Wars pieces out from under his bed. Sifting through the various sized and colored bricks, he picked out Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. After a little more searching, he located the light sabers and found Princess Leia.
With practiced movements, he created a box, and put Leia inside. He set Darth Vader in front of the box, and said, “All right, let the battle begin.”
Luke sidled up to Vader, light saber in hand. “Let Leia go.”
“Never,” Darth Vader said.
“You won’t win. Evil always loses.”
“You can’t kill me. I’m your father.”
Quinn scowled, and thought about his own father. Darth Vader would be a better Dad. He sacrificed himself to save Luke from the Emperor. Lucian would never do that for him.
He fingered the Vader figure, and wondered if Luke could have killed Darth Vader, if he knew there was no good left in him.
He pushed Luke toward Vader. “I will kill you, sperm-donor.” Luke slashed at Vader, who ignited his light saber, and easily parried the blow.
“You are no match for me,” Vader laughed.
“Oh yeah!” Luke advanced on Darth Vader, light saber whirling. Vader fell beneath the ferocious blows.
Quinn popped Vader’s head off, a satisfied grin on his face.
On Friday, I have my first Life List Club Milestone Party. There will be prizes involved, so please don't let my blogathon entry scare you away, and come back on Friday!