Hello all,It's been a couple years since the community was created and died off. I haven't been active in the Naruto community for sometime, but every now and again I take a look at my old fics, placed on the back burner, and think, "Man, I really have something here..." Likewise, I sometimes think of this community and think it has promise; it just needs drive and execution.So, for anyone who may still be watching this community, if you're interested in pumping some life back into this place, let your voice be heard. I will be looking for suggestions and possibly making modifications for the place. If there is anyone interested in helping out in the administrative department, also let me know. I could definitely use some help.- April
First of all, I want to apologize for being a neglectful mod. My laziness is unmatched, and it's one of the reasons why the community died out. But! It's not the only factor! For one reason or another, the number of participants submitting their entries has died down to a mere two in a span of just a few weeks. To determine why this is so, I'd like to ask everyone to participate in a very brief, very simple poll.
Please select the statement that best represents the reason for your inactivity.
Here are the critique pairings for members who submitted their assignments for Week 4:weisquared -- [critique] -- [assignment] & tharrow -- [critique] -- [assignment]
Only two people have submitted entires for Week 4's exercise. I think it's too late to extend the assignment, so I'll just go ahead and move forward with a new one. This week, we'll be doing another exercise on perspective. Your task is to take on a character you haven't written before and write in perspective of the character as he or she is lost in an unfamiliar area. This can be canon (being sent on a mission to a new country) or AU (lost in a city, train station, school, etc.). Your goal is to write 500-1000 words in the first perspective and have the character sucessfully navigate through his or her new area. Include a reflection of the character and his or her feelings (Is your character panicking? Confused? Hopelessly wandering? Level-headed?) Assignment Breakdown:
Title: The Day We Said GoodbyeAuthor: TharrowExercise: Journal EntryWord Count: 464Characters/Pairings: Naruto UzumakiWarnings: Slight spoilers for later chapters?Reflection: In this I wanted to explore Naruto's feelings on Hinata's confession and how he felt when he had to leave. I thought it was strange he would leave without seeking her out, so I decided to do a piece on his thoughts about it instead.
Title: (within) The Tale of the Broken UrnAuthor: weisquared Exercise: Journal EntryWord Count: 566Characters/Pairings: Hinata's motherWarnings: noneReflection: I kind of focused on the "what prompted them" part of the prompt, and I liked the idea I came up with (that Hinata's mother wrote a collection of stories that doubled as a set of encoded letters to Hinata). However, I don't think I did a good job explaining the idea, and it ended up kind of boring and heavy handed as a result. I also ended up having trouble meeting wordcount, possibly since I didn't really have much to say about the day's "event." Does anyone have an idea how I could make it more interesting?( LinkCollapse )Title: From the Private Journal of Hyuga Hanabi Author: weisquared Exercise: Journal Entry Word Count: 520 Characters/Pairings: Hanabi Warnings: none Reflection: I was attempting to fix my problem with the previous journal entry (i.e. nothing really happens) with this one. It didn't at all address why Hanabi would be keeping a journal given the security risk (I think even academy students would be aware of this), so I guess it requires a suspension of disbelief. I do think that this one was more interesting, but Hanabi kind of comes off as a little too perfect here, I think. (Part of it might be because it's being told from her perspective and I'm writing her as being kind of show-offish, but it still feels unrealistic). ( LinkCollapse )
This week's assignment is pretty straight forward: Pick a character and write a 500 - 1,500 word first person POV journal entry. The entry must recount a specific day. When and what that day is to the character is entirely up to you. It can be about an already pre-established event (i.e. the Nine Tails' attack on Konoha, the Uchiha Massacre, etc.) or something completely fabricated (i.e. Lee's first date, the death of Hinata's mother, etc.). Pre-, during-, post-canon, AU--- doesn't matter.Think about how your character would write a journal entry. What prompted them? Is it a diary voluntarily kept? A journal they've been forced into keeping? Maybe it's an unconventional type of journal (i.e. a mission report, a self-evaluation, an interrogation report, etc.). Try to get creative!Assignment Breakdown:
Excuse the lateness! I am a bit behind with schoolwork and rushing to schedule for next year, and get assignments done in my last 1.5 weeks of school. Title: Lay It On Character: Ino YamankaGenre/Setting: Angst/AUWord Count: 500(ish)Warnings: Eating disordersSummary: Sakura and I, we're people who just happen to know each other, who just happen to know one little secret about the other that could easily ruin a social life. Two messed up girls, somehow exactly alike. Title: Shadowgirl Character: Sakura HarunoGenre/Setting: Angst/AUWord count: 500(ish)Warnings: Eating disordersSummary: I’m beautiful, I managed to tell myself, but the words always crumbled under a great weight and turned to dust, like some old insignificant poems or half-hearted dreams. LINK: http://rot-chan.livejournal.com/47397.htmlReflection: Despite not having much time to write this, I liked it. The scenario was inspired by a book I read once. I think I could see this happening, perhaps, in a sadder AU. It happens to a lot of girls, eating disorders. I've always liked the Sakura and Ino relationship, and writing about them. It was harder to characterize Ino than Sakura, admittedly.
Hello everyone!Boy, have we been quiet lately. Hopefully you're all doing well. I've seen a lot of gripping about school and tests in past posts, so here's to hoping everyone's starting to relax a bit :). It's almost summer. You guys can do it!Critique Reminder:We still need week 2 critiques from the following people (yeah, just because I've been gone doesn't mean I haven't checked in on you! :-p):akitotsubakicosmosduvet ohgoditsbrionyI know full well how busy life can get, but please try to get these done! It's how our community can stand to function :). Need to be refreshed on who you're supposed to critique? Here's the link!Weekly Discussionaestover was the only one to get week 3's assignment done (and I have to say she had a very creative approach to it!). I know many of you were busy with RL, but was that the only reason for not doing the assignment? Or were you just not interested?Friday's just around the corner, so a new assignment will be available. The question is, what kind of assignment? I have a few in mind, but I'm curious to see what YOU guys might want to work on. Does anyone have a suggestion? Something they've been itching to write, but have lacked the motivation until now? Tell us!That all being said, weekly assignments will now be bi-weekly, meaning you'll have two full weeks to complete an assignment! Yay!Aside from that how's life? Is it weird to say I've missed you guys? XD;;
Title: WhiteoutAuthor: A. E. StoverExercise: [WEEK 3] Two characters in a roomWord Count: 637Characters: Deidara and Itachi (with a little bit of Hidan at the end for lulz)Warnings: Nothing worth mentioning...Link: ( Fake cut to the journal of springtime youth! )Reflection: Ah... I don't know if this really matches with the prompt...---Title: BlackoutAuthor: A. E. StoverExercise: [WEEK 3] Two characters in a roomWord Count: 678Characters: Uchiha Itachi and DeidaraWarnings: Nothing, really.Link: ( Fake cut to the journal of springtime youth! )Reflection: ...Yeah. This... follows the prompt in a very abstract way...