|Lost Scene It Challenge 2011
Author: LostInLost18 PM
Another contest from me :D see inside for details and register your interest in a review.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 2,549 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 09-27-11 - Published: 07-14-11 - Status: Complete - id: 7180342
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Lost 'Scene It' Challenge
Well, howdy folks! Yet again I've crafted an idea for a contest and because of the success of my last contest, I've decided to give it a bash. :D To go in a bit of a different direction this time, I've decided not to focus on characters this time but rather scenes. And I shall explain what I mean below. This contest is a little more complicated lol.
For those who register interest, and for those who can get entries in on time, I will give you an episode of Lost (I will give you the title and the season episode number to help you figure out which episode you've been given). You choose one scene from that episode, it can contain as many characters as you like, and write about it. Instead of a character study, think of it as an anatomy of a scene. You can focus on the characters and a particular moment between them, or about an event and the impact it has on certain characters.
For example: if I gave you the Constant episode, you could choose the Desmond/Penny phone call scene, or Desmond's bout of cabin fever, or even just a simple scene like a conversation that happens in the episode.
Or if it's a major episode like The Incident, you could write about Juliet falling and the impact it has on both her and Sawyer, or write that scene from another character's perspective i.e. Kate's. Or you could write about Jack and Richard's conversation about trusting Locke, or even Rose and Bernard's little moment in the episode.
1) Has to be 800 + words. I'm being more lenient this time as I know some people do struggle with longer one-shots.
2) Has to depict and describe ONE scene. You can allude to past events but only in relevance to the context of your one-shot – in other words, if you write about Charlie's death, talking about Claire and Aaron as part of Charlie's last thoughts is fine, but talking about, say, him nearly getting skewered by an arrow would technically be something reserved for if you had Catch-22 as an episode (the episode where that particular scene takes place). In a nutshell, try and focus on that one scene, that one moment.
3) Some people might ask how long a scene would be, and it entirely depends on the episode. If you wanted to write about Jack dying, technically, that isn't just him walking through the bamboo fields at the end but the moment he gets stabbed really, so I'd say try and put your focus on a particular moment within that scene, like Jack and Kate's goodbye, or him lying down at the end watching the plane leave. If you get confused, just concentrate on the moment you're trying to write about rather than making it about a scene.
4) If you get given either a two part episode, I will only give you one part of that to write about, as it wouldn't be fair for you to have just over eighty minutes worth of footage to choose from, and everyone else gets just over forty. You can use Lostpedia if you get stuck on what happens in what part, but don't just regurgitate facts. Make us feel what the characters are feeling in that moment, take us back to that moment.
5) If you get really stuck with this, just rewatch the episode and think about what moment in that episode stood out for you. If you want to get original and choose a scene otherwise left unexplored, please do. I encourage originality as the last contest showed.
6) Register your interest in a review, and I'll PM you the episode I want you to write about. Please make sure your PM messaging systems are switched on, as it caused a bit of a fuss last time trying to allocate people their characters to write about.
7) No AUs please and try not to allude to events beyond that particular episode. So, if you were writing about Kate and Jack's kiss in the jungle, don't write about them getting caught in a net or their life in the future. Treat it as though that particular episode has only just aired and so nobody knows what'll happen next.
8) Be as original and creative as you can (sticking to canon of course). Some ideas, if you get stuck, is to maybe write a scene from a different character's perspective (I.e. Boone's funeral from Claire's perspective).
9) If you're genuinely confused about what to write, and I've made this all stupidly complicated for you, just write about a moment you thought really stood out in the episode, and take us back to that moment. Make us relive that moment as if that episode was still fresh in our minds.
10) Contest closes 16th August and entries must be posted up by 1st September. I'll keep bumping this page to remind you but it's up to YOU to get your entry in on time. If you're struggling nearer the day, PM me and I'll give you up to three days extension but no more. I want to get the results up and sorted by the 5th September.
In a similar fashion to my other contest, I'll give first, second and third prizes out plus this time I'm gonna give out a Special Mention award to the most original fic I come across.
1st Prize – a video dedicated to you based around the scene you've chosen to write about PLUS a dedicated fic to you based around any pairing/scene that you like PLUS some art of your favourite pairing from ANY show. You can choose up to three for me to do art about. :D
2nd prize – Art of your favourite pairing from ANY show. Choose up to three :) plus a fic (see above) dedicated to you.
3rd prize – Art of your favourite pairing from ANY show (see above).
Special mention – Art and a dedicated fic to you based around the pairing of your choice
If there's anything I've not cleared up, please ask, either in a review or a PM. I'll provide some examples of scenes you could write about below but hopefully you'll decide for yourself what scene/moment you want to write about. :) Good luck!
3x22-3 - Through the Looking Glass – Charlie's death, Jack and Ben's showdown, Jack reaching contact with the freighter, Hurley saving the day, the Others getting slaughtered….etc.
1x11 -All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues – Jack resuscitating Charlie, Jack betraying his father, Locke and Boone talking/bonding, Sawyer and Sayid discussing the whispers…
6x17- 18 The End – the church scene, Jack and Christian reuniting, Desmond's 'none of this matters' speech, Jack dying, Kate shooting Fake Locke, the Ajira plane taking off…