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Weekend Challenge: Monster Bash Blast!!

The pumpkins are set, all aglow with their eerie smiles. The October wind is blowing while bats and owls fly through the night. The cats are mewing, prowling, ready for more words . . .

Won't you please come inside?

So this is my first time hosting the Weekend Challenge here and, at the risk of stepping on a few toes, I have decided to do a TOTAL HALLOWEEN BLAST! I have three lists: one for monsters, one for Halloween(ish) songs, and one for words associated with Halloween and/or the Supernatural. Your job, my dears, is to tell me what numbers (1 - 50) from each list you want, and then create something with any of those prompts! IOW, let's say you ask for monster #1, song #3, and word #13, but only one line out of song #3 actually inspires you: That's fine! Go ahead and use it! Likewise, if two or all three of your prompts inspire you, you may certainly use all of them!!!

You don't have to ask for 3 prompts, or 1 from each list. You may ask for however many you like from however many lists you choose. If you want 1, that's fine! If you want 13, that's fine too!! The sky's the limit! Just ask for your prompts, and go wild! Words, images, videos, fan mixes, sewing creations, whatever you think of, it's all great!!!

It's also fine if you don't want to make something for Halloween but choose instead to use one, or however many, prompt(s) to create something else entirely!! Just ask for whichever prompt(s) you like, and let the Muses take you where they will!! And above, this spooktacular weekend, don't forget to . . .

Did that little spider scurrying across this page just eek about prizes? Prizes are simple: Every one who participates this weekend WILL receive an award image AND a ticket for a free story or icon set made by yours truly!! Characters and pairings, however, will have to be agreed upon for the story (and I reserve the right to make it whatever length the Muses dictate), and I probably won't get to making them until the new year -- which is EXACTLY why you're getting both as an award!!

Now, here's the part where it really differs from our normal Weekend Challenges: This is the last weekend before Halloween! I know that means people's schedules are rather full at the moment, what with Halloween parties to attend, costumes to make, trick or treaters to wait upon, and other fun, festive happenings (not to mention those who view this wonderful holiday, as I myself once did, as the turning into a new year)! That being said, I'm giving y'all a little more room to play with this challenge than just the weekend! I'm posting this bright and early on Friday morning and will be handing out prompts to those who reply with "Trick or Treat" and their chosen numbers all the way through Sunday! AND I'll be giving y'all all the way through the end of Monday (whatever time zone you're in) to make your creations! IOW, the challenge starts NOW and will run all the way through to the very beginning of Halloween morning itself!!

So grab your characters, grab your Muses, and grab your numbers, and get ready to rock this spooktacular holiday!!!!!!

Public Announcement: Please note that just because a being is included on the monster list doesn't mean I myself necessarily see them as a monster, but that they are considered to be a creature somehow tied in to Halloween. For example, "cat" (for enchanted cats, black cats, Witches' familiars, etc.) is an option, and everybody who knows me at all knows I'm the biggest cat lover around!!


( 23 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 27th, 2017 11:05 am (UTC)
"Trick or Treat"

Since I'm horrible at choosing please choose a number from each please. :)
Oct. 27th, 2017 11:32 am (UTC)
Ha! I thought I was the only one who had that problem! :)

*runs over to Google, uses their number randomizer*

For your monster, we have #4 . . . Zombie!

For your song, it's . . . #10: Oingo Boingo's "Dead Man's Party"!! (Lyrics are here and video here.) Remember you can use ANY part of the song or video for your prompt -- one word, one line, one verse, the whole thing, it doesn't matter!

And for your word association, we have . . . #36: Snarl!

Good luck, matey, and have fun!! =) Thank you for playing!
Oct. 27th, 2017 12:07 pm (UTC)
Monster: 2
Song: 33
Word: 50
Oct. 27th, 2017 01:01 pm (UTC)
Velcome to the party!!!

Monster: Witch
Song: I Put A Spell On You -- Lyrics Video
Word: Cape

Have fun!!

Edited at 2017-10-27 01:11 pm (UTC)
Oct. 27th, 2017 12:29 pm (UTC)
Trick or Treat!

May I have the number 13 from your monster, song and word lists? :)
Oct. 27th, 2017 01:08 pm (UTC)
Velcome to the party!!

Monster: Dark Fairy
Song: Rob Zombie's Werewolf Baby (Lyrics Video)
Word: Hat (like, for instance, a certain cone hat worn by a Witch, a Wizard's hat, or the Sorting Hat from Harry Potter or any other hat you may choose to make it!)

Have fun!!
Oct. 30th, 2017 08:00 pm (UTC)
Woo hoo, a 205 word BBC Sherlock drabble:

Never Forget
Oct. 31st, 2017 02:04 am (UTC)
Congratulations! =)

What else would you like for your prize, dearie? Fic or icons? If it's a story you seek, please peruse my tags when you've a chance and see if any pairings or characters pop out at you for whom you might like a story. :)
Oct. 31st, 2017 02:21 am (UTC)
Could I have a X-Men drabble, maybe a little Halloween treat featuring Charles and Erik? :)
Nov. 8th, 2017 08:06 pm (UTC)
Certainly not a drabble, and it's comics based as I don't do the movies, but I hope you like it any way!
Oct. 27th, 2017 01:32 pm (UTC)
Randomize me one of each, please and thanks!
Oct. 27th, 2017 01:40 pm (UTC)
Velcome to the party, dearie!

Monster: 16 -- Boogeyman
Song: 30 -- Golden Earring's "Twilight Zone" (Lyrics Video
Word: Candle

Have fun!!
Oct. 27th, 2017 02:08 pm (UTC)
*ding dong*

Let's try #15 from each...and hope I get some time to write that isn't NaNo prep related ;)
Oct. 27th, 2017 03:17 pm (UTC)
Velcome to the party, and boo you! ;)

Monster: Demon
Song: Dead Can Dance's I Am Stretched On Your Grave (Lyrics Video)
Word: Fang

Happy haunting writing, and have fun!
Oct. 27th, 2017 04:33 pm (UTC)
I should be able to use those easily enough :D
Oct. 27th, 2017 04:11 pm (UTC)
Can I ask for 28 from each please?
Oct. 27th, 2017 11:34 pm (UTC)
Absolutely! And while you're at it, may I ask what kind of blood -- er, that is creation you may be donating? ;)

Monster: Shapeshifter
Song: Dave Edmunds' The Creature From The Black Lagoon (Lyrics Video)
Word: Skull

Happy haunting creating, and have fun!
Oct. 29th, 2017 10:25 pm (UTC)
Turns out the word and the song both inspired fic! The first time I've completed the weekend challenge in ages, thank you!

a new try to an old way (1294 words) by helsinkibaby
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Flying Doctors
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Johnno Johnson/Rowie Lang
Characters: Johnno Johnson, Rowie Lang
Additional Tags: Romance, Angst, Canon Het Relationship, Community: 1-million-words

When what's likely to be Annie Horton's remains are discovered in the bush, Johnno thinks he knows how it's going to affect Rowie. He's wrong.

reeling (1078 words) by helsinkibaby
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Star Trek: The Next Generation
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Geordi La Forge/Tasha Yar
Characters: Tasha Yar, Geordi La Forge
Additional Tags: Romance, Het, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Community: 1-million-words, Fluff, Angst

A nightmare leaves Tasha reeling in more ways than one.

Oct. 30th, 2017 01:59 am (UTC)
Wonderful!! =)

Here have your first prize:

I'm not sure off hand if we share any fandoms, but please feel free to peruse my tags when you have the chance and see if I write anything you might like for one of your prizes.

And that's right: I said one. Since you did two stories, I'm more than happy to give you two prizes! Just figure out what you'd like and we'll see what I can do! :)

And happy Halloween!!
Oct. 27th, 2017 04:51 pm (UTC)
*knocks loudly*

May I have #9 from each please? And this is my favorite holiday, so hopefully I can manage something this week. :D
Oct. 27th, 2017 11:36 pm (UTC)
We've always loved Halloween; it's even our anniversary! =)

Monster: Owl
Song: Oingo Boingo's Flesh 'N Blood (Lyrics Video)
Word: Wind

Happy haunting creating, and have fun!

Edited at 2017-10-27 11:43 pm (UTC)
Oct. 27th, 2017 06:28 pm (UTC)
Can I have 24 for all of them, please?
Oct. 27th, 2017 11:40 pm (UTC)
Absolutely!! And it's so good to see you here, dearie! =)

Monster: Mad Scientist
Song: Buck Owens' "It's A Monster's Holiday" (Lyrics Video) (Weird Science was right below this one! ;))
Word: Pagan

Happy haunting creating, and have fun!
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