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Weekend Challenge: A New World

With June comes at last the favorite part of the year for many people. Children and teens are sent screaming with glee, because they no longer have to go to school. Many adults also feel considerably more freedom during this time of year, especially as they set to the road with their families. So, in favor of the preferred time for most people to take family vacations, I thought I'd give us all a little touring challenge.

Now RL's being a bitca to me, and I'm set to have a cyst removed on Tuesday, so I'm not sure how frequently I'm going to be around most of this week. Because of that this challenge is going to run a little differently. Below the cut is a list of one hundred countries. You are welcome to pick a number, or more, before opening the cut and then find the corresponding country and make your creation off of that. For example, say you want 3, you open the list and find that 3 is the United States of America (which it isn't), your challenge would be to make a fan creation (story, artwork, video, whatever you're inspired to create) that somehow features something American or, if you wanted, was based on Captain America. That's right: as always, you're welcome to interpret the challenge however you wish. So, for example, if France is your challenge, you could have your characters dining off of French cuisine, finding love in Paris, or write something for Missus France.

Optionally, as opposed to picking your numbers before you open the cut below, you're also welcome to just look through the list and pick a country, or more, that interests you. Or you can pick any country you desire, regardless of rather or not it's on the list below, and use it.

And for anyone who may want an extra challenge, here's my humble suggestion: Don't go for the country where you live! IOW, Americans, don't write for America, and my British friends, don't just sit with England, -- pick something different, something you may not know as well, perhaps somewhere you yourself have been and miss or want to go some day.

As always, have fun, and let the challenge inspire you where and how it will! Happy writing, all!!

And remember, despite the name of the challenge, you actually have all the way through the close of Thursday to make and post your creation!

1. Colombia
2. Portugal
3. Zimbabwe
4. Turkey
5. Samoa
6. Jamaica
7. Poland
8. Iraq
9. Dominica
10. Cuba
11. Uganda
12. United Arab Emirates
13. Belize
14. Mali
15. Solomon Islands
16. Burma
17. France
18. Cyprus
19. New Zealand
20. Austria
21. Ukraine
22. Fiji
23. Bahamas
24. Chile
25. Belgium
26. Sri Lanka
27. Romania
28. Ecuador
29. Mexico
30. Panama
31. Morocco
32. Argentina
33. Monaco
34. Sweden
35. Croatia
36. China
37. Philippines
38. Italy
39. Central African Republic
40. Russian Federation
41. Saint Vincent's & Grenadines
42. Egypt
43. Thailand
44. Korea
45. Bermuda
46. Finland
47. Hungary
48. Bosnia
49. Jordan
50. Cambodia
51. Pakistan
52. Bangladesh
53. Malaysia
54. Madagascar
55. Congo
56. Cape Verde
57. Ethiopia
58. Canada
59. Australia
60. Georgia
61. Iran
62. Nigeria
63. Somalia
64. Singapore
65. Greece
66. Peru
67. Haiti
68. Cayman Islands
69. Iceland
70. Spain
71. Afghanistan
72. Germany
73. Japan
74. El Salvador
75. Switzerland
76. Norway
77. Korea
78. Israel
79. India
80. Bulgaria
81. Kenya
82. Vietnam
83. Venezuela
84. Honduras
85. Saudi Arabia
86. Netherlands
87. Great Britain
88. United States of America (USA)
89. Algeria
90. Costa Rica
91. Brazil
92. Denmark
93. Swaziland
94. South Africa
95. Ireland
96. Scotland
97. Canada
98. Australia
99. Greenland
100. France


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Jun. 8th, 2018 11:54 am (UTC)
Great idea for a challenge. I'm taking 34 Sweden and 61 Iran.

Hopefully RL will end it's bitca phase soon for you.
Jun. 8th, 2018 01:38 pm (UTC)
I send you good vibes for surgery! And a harsh side-eye to the other drama bringing you down. ♥
Jun. 8th, 2018 06:56 pm (UTC)
Excellent challenge idea! I might have to take Andy back to his homeland this weekend. :D

Good luck with the surgery. Sending happy, healing thoughts your way!
Jun. 8th, 2018 08:59 pm (UTC)
Gotta be Iraq and Scotland in honour of my OTP being an Iraqi and a Scotsman!
Jun. 10th, 2018 06:47 pm (UTC)
Aaaand....it looks like Iraq's taking over with Sayid thinking about how he doesn't feel he can take Desmond to Iraq, rather than Desmond actually taking Sayid to Scotland. But it counts so I am still using it.
Jun. 9th, 2018 02:12 pm (UTC)
okay...starting off today's RP stuff, still in the astral realm in David Haller's head...but since the characters 'blipped' from one location to another where I left them last, I'm 'blipping' them to an Iceland like location at the start of this section.

Confusing, right? lol

Anyhow...the fandom is Legion, with a touch of Hemlock Grove in here (since Peter's stuck in wolf form)...no warnings necessary, no spoilers...and this bit is G as it's just a location setting scene.

I think it qualifies though:



Tamara stared at David as she tied the long thick towel around the wolf’s body. David stared at the desolate landscape around them. He knew he had done this, he was used to such random occurrences…or as used to them as anyone could be, but for the first time he was beginning to come to grips that such things happening were not delusions. They were real…and he caused them. If he could cause them accidentally, he could cause them intentionally. And if that was true, he should be able to get them out of there, get them home.

As soon as he could figure out where here was…and how not to take that monster with him when he left.

He did not like the thought of Tamara and Peter being trapped in here with him…with them…but it beat the alternative of letting the monster out into the world.

And truthfully, he was not sure who, or what, that monster was. If that was him, some hidden, uncontrolled part of him, then it would be best if he, and the monster, stay right where they were.

But getting Tamara home would have to be done if his choices came down to that. She could not stay trapped in his head, in this place, forever.

“Does this look like…Iceland…to you?” he murmured, still studying the landscape they stood in, a black sand beach with the sea n one side, the chunks of ice bobbing on the waves suggesting frigid water without him needing to touch it, and on the other, nearest them, tall black cliffs topped with green. The cliffs gave way in the distance, further along the coast line upon which they stood, to flat mossy green and a lighthouse on a craggy point, and along the cliffs water fell like white fingers as higher rivers clawed to the sea.

The sky was a deep vivid blue, bleeding to black on the eastern horizon, suggesting the coming of nightfall.

“I don’t know,” she replied, distracted and unsettled by all of these abrupt changes and the strangeness she was somehow caught in. “I’ve been there before…Iceland…but I didn’t get to see much of it. I spent most of my time in a cave…” There had been forest too, of course, short replanted forests intended to replace the deforestation that had occurred in centuries past, but here, in their line of site, there were no trees to be seen.

“We should get inside…it’s getting cold…” David did not feel cold, not yet at least, but the sea spray was clinging to their hair and skin, whipped by the steady breeze that drove the waves, and he imagined once darkness gathered completely, the cold would set in…even if that cold was all imaginary.
Jun. 15th, 2018 11:56 pm (UTC)
Very intriguing and very well described! I'm definitely going to have to check this fandom out one day!

And in the mean time, my dear, what would you like for your prize?
Jun. 16th, 2018 09:57 pm (UTC)
Add some words to your WIP...that works for me :D
Jul. 29th, 2018 08:31 pm (UTC)
The closest things I have to WIPs are series that I write and need to get back to, so I did another Magnificent Seven Cats installment in your honor. It's nice to get back to these old series. :) Thank you for the encouragement!

The Magnificent Seven Cats: Protectors, Vin + Buck + JD + Nathan + Josiah + mild JD/Casey + Nettie, 1,931 words, PG-13/T
Jun. 14th, 2018 12:29 am (UTC)
Lost, Sayid/Desmond, Iraq and Scotland with a mention of Egypt thrown in.
Title: No Return
Fandom: Lost
Characters: Sayid, Desmond. Mentions of Charlie and Essam
Pairing: Sayid/Desmond
Rating: PG
Warnings: Spoilers for all aired episodes but AU in that Sayid makes it off the island after S6
Summary: When Desmond takes Sayid on a tour of his old haunts in Scotland, Sayid regrets that he has nowhere he wants to show Desmond.

No Return
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