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We’re pleased to announce our next redandthewolf event, The Tales of Slings, Arrows, and Outrageous Fortune Challenge, where we'll be giving you the chance to lock horns with our other favourite Marauder, none other than Mr James Potter (and seeing how many deer puns we can come up with ;)). Simply put, if you feel guilty about the amount of times you've written Lily with someone other than James, this is your chance to make it up to him, or if you've ever thought that James' role within the Marauders is shamefully under-explored, or that his relationship with his family or Snape would make for fascinating fic, or that what he did during the first war could do with more attention, then this is the challenge for you.

And because we're running through Valentine's Day, if the romantic mood takes you, we're all in favour, and hopefully you'll find our slight twist on our usual prompt format gets you in the mood for Cupid.

We would deerly love for you to take part ;).



The Challenge: Tales of Slings, Arrows, and Outrageous Fortune

Dates: Sign-ups open on February 1st, and continue until the end of the challenge, March 31st. Posting will be opened on February 9th.

Sign Up: Please reply to this post with the two prompts you have chosen. You may return to sign up for more prompts as often as you like, if you wish to write more than one fic or produce more than one piece of art. NOTE: Different people can claim the same prompts. And you may submit one fic/artwork using both prompts, or you may submit two separate fics/pieces of art splitting up the prompts.

Content: Even though this is a James fic drive, the normal community rules apply - that is, your fic should also be either Marauder-era (or other) gen, or Remus and/or Lily should be somehow involved.

Here's a list of the kinds of things you could write:

James gen (his early life, him at school, how he came to be friends with the other Marauders, the first war and his role in it, going into hiding, even the final showdown with Voldemort), friendship fics, fics in which the Marauders feature (pranks, significant events - animagary, the prank on Snape etc.), James/Lily, James/Lily that deals with the arrival of one Harry Potter, James/Lily and Remus' thoughts on it, Remus/Lily in which James plays a part, a love triangle between the three of them, a Remus/Lily break up in which James plays a role, James/OC in which either Lily or Remus play a part.

We do stipulate that this is a het community, so any pairings featuring James (or anyone else) should be het ones. We've nothing against slash, but there are plenty of communities that feature slash relationships already, and we want to do something different here.

Any questions, please comment or email a moderator, and we'll get back to you.

Length/Ratings: All fic lengths are acceptable, from drabble to tome. All ratings are acceptable, but please give proper warnings for anything rated R or NC-17 (violence, sex, excessive strong or bad language), and please mention any pairings in the summary. A ratings guide is here:

K=G
K+=PG
T=PG-13
M=R
MA=NC-17

Posting Format: All fics or art should be placed under a cut with the summary and other header information before the cut. Here is the posting format and instructions for an LJ cut for HTML (also found here for Rich Text):



For artwork, the posting format is:



Or, if you prefer, you can post a link to your own journal or your personal fic/art journal (but please don’t post outside LJ until the challenge is over). If you want to link to your LJ, please follow this format, with the link in the title:



Please also tag your post with your LJ name, the name of the event (in this case: Tales of Slings Arrows and Outrageous Fortune) and the genre of your fic (action/adventure, angst, drama, humour, mystery/suspense, romance, romantic comedy, general), and if you're an artist, please add the tag 'art'. Any problems tagging your post, please contact a moderator.

Questions? Post a comment here, or email a moderator (emails found on the User Info page).


The Prompts:

Each writer or artist will choose two prompts, one from each of our Valentine-influenced lists of archery terms and Shakespeare quotes, below. And remember, James has to be one of the main characters for this challenge!

Happy choosing :D.


Archery Terms


Aim
Anchor
Barb
Bolt
Bow
Brace
Clout
Creep
Draw
Flight
Follow through
Fret
Grip
Handle
Knave
Loose/Release
Mark
Quiver
Sight
Spine
Stack
Tackle
Taper
Target
Torque
Tune




Quotes

How bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes!
-As You Like It, 5.2

'Twere all one
That I should love a bright particular star,
And think to wed it.
-All 's Well that Ends Well, 1.1

But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve
For daws to peck at: I am not what I am.
- Othello, 1. 1

Though I do hate him as I do hell-pains.

Yet, for necessity of present life,

I must show out a flag and sign of love,

Which is indeed but sign.

-Othello, 1. 1

The wealthy curled darlings of our nation.
-Othello, 1. 2

Trifles light as air
Are to the jealous confirmations strong
As proofs of holy writ.
-Othello, 3. 3

Unkindness may do much;
And his unkindness may defeat my life,
But never taint my love.
-Othello, 4. 2

It is the very error of the moon;
She comes more nearer earth than she was wont,
And makes men mad.
-Othello, 5. 2

When he is best, he is a little worse than a man; and when he is worst, he is little better than a beast.
-The Merchant of Venice, 1. 2

A goodly apple rotten at the heart:
O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath!
-The Merchant of Venice, 1. 3

The villany you teach me I will execute, and it shall go hard, but I will better the instruction.
-The Merchant of Venice, 3. 1

Tell me where is fancy bred,
In the heart or in the head?
-The Merchant of Venice, 3. 2

An unlessoned girl, unschooled, unpractised;
Happy in this, she is not yet so old
But she may learn; happier than this,
She is not bred so dull but she can learn.
-The Merchant of Venice, 3. 2

Speak low if you speak love.
-Much Ado About Nothing, 2. 1

Friendship is constant in all other things
Save in the office and affairs of love:
Therefore all hearts in love use their own tongues;
Let every eye negotiate for itself
And trust no agent.
-Much Ado About Nothing, 2. 1

My only love sprung from my only hate!
Too early seen unknown, and known too late!
-Romeo and Juliet, 1. 5

O, swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon,
That monthly changes in her circled orb,
Lest that thy love prove likewise variable.
-Romeo and Juliet, 2. 2

These violent delights have violent ends.
-Romeo and Juliet, 2. 6

Death lies on her like an untimely frost
Upon the sweetest flower of all the field.
-Romeo and Juliet, 4. 5

Tempt not a desperate man.
-Romeo and Juliet, 5. 3

This is the way to kill a wife with kindness.
-The Taming of the Shrew, 4. 1

Our doubts are traitors
And make us lose the good we oft might win
By fearing to attempt.
-Measure for Measure, 1.4

Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.
-Measure for Measure, 2. 1

Is this her fault or mine?
The tempter or the tempted, who sins most?
-Measure for Measure, 2. 2

The miserable have no other medicine,
But only hope.
-Measure for Measure, 3. 1

They say, best men are moulded out of faults,
And, for the most, become much more the better
For being a little bad.
-Measure for Measure, 5. 1

What is love? 'tis not hereafter;
Present mirth hath present laughter;
What's to come is still unsure:
In delay there lies no plenty;
Then come kiss me, sweet and twenty,
Youth's a stuff will not endure.
-Twelfth Night, 2. 3

I was adored once too.
-Twelfth Night, 2. 3

Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.
-Twelfth Night, 2.5

Love sought is good, but giv'n unsought is better.
-Twelfth Night, 3. 1

The course of true love never did run smooth.
-A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1. 1

Two lovely berries moulded on one stem;
So, with two seeming bodies, but one heart.
-A Midsummer Night's Dream, 3. 2

O, when she's angry, she is keen and shrewd!
She was a vixen when she went to school;
And though she be but little, she is fierce.
-A Midsummer Night's Dream, 3. 2

Cupid is a knavish lad,
Thus to make poor females mad.
-A Midsummer Night's Dream, 3. 2

The lunatic, the lover, and the poet
Are of imagination all compact.
-A Midsummer Night's Dream, 5. 1

Stars, hide your fires!
Let not light see my black and deep desires.
-Macbeth, 1.4

I have no spur
To prick the sides of my intent, but only
Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself
And falls on the other.
-Macbeth, 1.7

Me, poor man, my library was dukedom large enough.
-The Tempest, 1.2

He receives comfort like cold porridge.
-The Tempest, 2. 1

Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.
-The Tempest, 2. 2

I do begin to have bloody thoughts.
-The Tempest, 4. 1

What we changed

Was innocence for innocence; we knew not

The doctrine of ill-doing, nor dream'd

That any did.
-The Winter’s Tale, 1.2

So sweetly she bade me adieu, I thought that she bade me return.
-The Winter's Tale, 4.4

The smallest worm will turn, being trodden on.
-Henry VI, Part III, 2.2

Having nothing, nothing can he lose.
-Henry VI, Part III, 3.3

Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin
As self-neglecting.
-Henry V, 2. 4

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more,
Or close the wall up with our English dead!
In peace there's nothing so becomes a man
As modest stillness and humility;
But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Then imitate the action of the tiger:
Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,
Disguise fair nature with hard-favoured rage;
Then lend the eye a terrible aspect.
-Henry V, 3. 1

Would I were in an alehouse in London! I would give all my fame for a pot of ale and safety.
-Henry V, 3. 2

All hell shall stir for this.
-Henry V, 5. 1

Though this be madness, yet there is method in 't.
-Hamlet, 2.2

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
-Hamlet, 2.2

To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them?
-Hamlet, 3.1

Was ever woman in this humour wooed?
Was ever woman in this humour won?
-Richard III, 1. 2

The world is grown so bad, that wrens make prey where eagles dare not perch.
-King Richard III, 1.3

So wise so young, they say, do never live long.
-Richard III, 3. 1

I am not mad: I would to heaven I were!
For then, 'tis like I should forget myself:
O, if I could, what grief should I forget!
-King John, 3.4

Have you not heard it said full oft,
A woman's nay doth stand for naught?
-The Passionate Pilgrim, No. 14

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
-Venus and Adonis

But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st,
Nor shall death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st,
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
-Sonnet 18

Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate;
For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings
That then I scorn to change my state with kings.
-Sonnet 29

Roses have thorns, and silver fountains mud:
Clouds and eclipses stain both moon and sun,
And loathsome canker lives in sweetest bud.
-Sonnet 35

So true a fool is love, that in your will,
Though you do anything, he thinks no ill.
-Sonnet 57

Farewell! thou art too dear for my possessing.
-Sonnet 87

Love's not Time's fool.
-Sonnet 116

The expense of spirit in a waste of shame
Is lust in action: and till action, lust
Is perjured, murderous, bloody, full of blame,
Savage, extreme, rude, cruel, not to trust;
Enjoyed no sooner but despised straight.
-Sonnet 129

Comments

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hrymfaxe
Feb. 1st, 2008 12:40 pm (UTC)
No I am not compulsively checking my flist.. Not me, no! ;)

Great challenge, mods! So many ideas... And it's going to be fun to see James explored. I think I will run with these:

Follow through

and

I am not mad: I would to heaven I were!
For then, 'tis like I should forget myself:
O, if I could, what grief should I forget!
-King John, 3.4

(For art, naturally)
lady_bracknell
Feb. 1st, 2008 12:56 pm (UTC)
Ooh, good choices! I'm glad you like the sound of the challenge - I feared we'd been such teases about it, whatever we came up with would be a let down, lol.
train_lindz
Feb. 1st, 2008 12:42 pm (UTC)
I'm in :)

I'll use:
follow through

How bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes!
-As You Like It, 5.2
lady_bracknell
Feb. 1st, 2008 12:57 pm (UTC)
Ooh, interesting. Do I smell Valentine's Angst?
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lady_bracknell
Feb. 1st, 2008 12:58 pm (UTC)
Thought I'd leap in while I'm here. I fancy:

Fret, and:

I was adored once too.
-Twelfth Night, 2. 3
bratanimus
Feb. 1st, 2008 02:26 pm (UTC)
Sounds perfect! Can't wait to see what you do with those. :D
shimotsuki
Feb. 1st, 2008 02:03 pm (UTC)
Can I just say that the quote prompts are amazing? I'll come back and pick something later -- it's going to be hard to choose!
bratanimus
Feb. 1st, 2008 02:25 pm (UTC)
Yay, very glad you like them! We had WAYYYYY too much fun choosing. The list could probably have been five times longer ...
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bratanimus
Feb. 1st, 2008 02:29 pm (UTC)
I choose

Quiver

and

Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.
-Twelfth Night, 2.5
lady_bracknell
Feb. 1st, 2008 02:40 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I'm so glad you've picked quiver :D.
mrstater
Feb. 1st, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
So excited about this, though I hope I can pull off the idea I have! I've never attempted James and Lily. They'll probably be incredibly dull!

How bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes!
-As You Like It, 5.2

Choosing an archery term is difficult! I think I'm going to go with "brace".

lady_bracknell
Feb. 1st, 2008 03:54 pm (UTC)
Ooh, angsty. Welcome aboard :D.
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harmonykat
Feb. 1st, 2008 06:35 pm (UTC)
Love sought is good, but giv'n unsought is better.
-Twelfth Night, 3. 1

and...

Grip

I'm really excited for this. Picking a quote was hard!
lady_bracknell
Feb. 1st, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm glad you're going to take part :D. Interesting choices....
cuban_sombrero
Feb. 1st, 2008 10:30 pm (UTC)
I'm already getting weird plot bunnies for this one. *sigh*

Anyway, I'll use quiver.

and ...

But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve
For daws to peck at: I am not what I am.
- Othello, 1. 1
bratanimus
Feb. 2nd, 2008 11:42 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm glad someone chose that one. Glad you're taking part!

Edit: BTW, gorgeous icon. :)

Edited at 2008-02-02 11:43 am (UTC)
phoenixfyre13
Feb. 1st, 2008 11:58 pm (UTC)
Because I can't resist a challenge...

I will take "Sight" and

"It is the very error of the moon;
She comes more nearer earth than she was wont,
And makes men mad."

And we'll see if the bunny that just darted out of the woods of my brain will work out... ;)
bratanimus
Feb. 2nd, 2008 11:44 am (UTC)
Yay! Nice choices, and I for one am glad you've decided to succumb to the challenge. :D
huffle_the_puff
Feb. 2nd, 2008 01:33 am (UTC)
OK, I'll come back and pick my prompts tomorrow because knowing me I'll change my mind a million times...maybe this time I might finish the fic before the end of the challenge, lol. I like the Shakespeare quotes, they're pretty =].
bratanimus
Feb. 2nd, 2008 11:46 am (UTC)
Glad you like the quotes! We had a lot of fun coming up with them. Can't wait to see which ones strike your fancy. :)
jadeddiva
Feb. 2nd, 2008 02:07 am (UTC)
I'm all over this :)

I'll take the "Having nothing, nothing he can lose" and target.
bratanimus
Feb. 2nd, 2008 11:47 am (UTC)
Oh, good ones. I'm looking forward to reading what those prompts become. :D
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gilpin25
Feb. 2nd, 2008 12:34 pm (UTC)
I would very much like:

Knave

and

They say, best men are moulded out of faults,
And, for the most, become much more the better
For being a little bad.
-Measure for Measure, 5. 1

Wonderful choice. :) I'm ... staggered by it? ;)
bratanimus
Feb. 2nd, 2008 01:02 pm (UTC)
Ooo, nice choices. Sounds very sexy. :)

EDIT (24 hours later): Oh, STAGgered. LOL! I am a little slow. ;)

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shield_wolf
Feb. 2nd, 2008 04:54 pm (UTC)
Oh, deer.

Not a chance I can choose right now, but anon I come!

And I really hope there was nothing from Sonnet 130 in your original list!
bratanimus
Feb. 2nd, 2008 08:22 pm (UTC)
Nope, no Sonnet 130, my deer. ;) Looking forward to seeing which ones you pick!
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_thirty2flavors
Feb. 2nd, 2008 06:46 pm (UTC)
I adore this Challenge almost much as I adore James and Shakespeare! Huzzah:

For now I'm going with

Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin
As self-neglecting.
-Henry V, 2. 4


and "spine".

I may be back to grab some others. ...After I've finished those, otherwise I'll just look dumb.
bratanimus
Feb. 2nd, 2008 08:21 pm (UTC)
Ooo, fabulous choices. I am intrigued.

And nice icon, by the way. :)
katyscarlett76
Feb. 2nd, 2008 08:22 pm (UTC)
Because I think that James got a raw deal from JKR, and I have an itch to write the Marauders, I'm in :)

I'll take

Fret

and

But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve
For daws to peck at: I am not what I am.


Hopefully I'll do better with this than I did with my metamorfic_moon fic (which I still haven't finished!)
bratanimus
Feb. 2nd, 2008 08:24 pm (UTC)
Yay! Excellent choices! Hopefully everyone will have time to finish by March 31. (At least that's what I am telling myself, lol.)
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