Blast From The Past

where old challenges go when they die

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Blast From The Past

This community is the home of the Blast From The Past challenge -- take a classic fandom and a classic challenge, both of whose heyday has been and gone, and put 'em together.

The challenge is open from September 8 - October 1, 2006.


1. Story posts only. If you have questions/comments, please post them as comments to an admin post. No off-topic posts.

2. Please lj-cut and please tag your story with the challenge and the fandom to help future readers find your story. (If a needed tag is missing, drop a comment to any admin post to get it added.)

3. The fandom and challenge lists below are NOT exhaustive, just provided for inspiration. I'm going to be laissez-faire assuming we don't get inundated and people don't get wacky and start posting HP and SGA and such, so don't worry too much if a fandom qualifies. Basically, if it's a closed challenge and the fandom's mostly dead, go for it. *g*

Sample Challenges

101 Ways To End Up In A Canadian Shack
Characters of your choice in a Canadian shack, in roughly 500 words.

Badfic Summary
Get a badfic summary off ff.net and write a real story for it.

Clichés (Smallville and DS versions)
Pick a good old-fashion fanfic cliché and go to town.

Day After Tomorrow
It's the end of the world as we know it, for your fandom of choice. Put the events of the eco-apocalypse into your fandom.

500 words and an eggbeater. Originally from X-Files -- if you have a link for it, hit me!

Five Things That Never Happened
Started by basingstoke, often imitated, never duplicated: five short AU segments put together.

Harlequin Romance Plot
Grab a Harlequin romance, rip off the plot, and go! Widespread, but recently boomed all over SGA.

Inappropriate Elf Challenge
Make the most inappropriate character you can think of into an elf. Go on, we dare you.

You have to suffer through them once a year, why shouldn't your characters?

Worst-Case Scenario Survival
Pick a worst-case scenario and keep your characters alive! Or not, if that's how you want to play.

Sample Fandoms

The A-Team Airwolf Alien Nation
Alias Smith & Jones The Avengers Babylon 5
Barney Miller Batman (Adam West version) Battlestar Galactica (original series)
Beauty and the Beast Blackadder Blake's Seven
Desert Peach Doctor Who (the first 26 seasons...) Forever Knight
Garrison's Gorillas Hardcastle and McCormick Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
I Spy Jeeves & Wooster Knight Rider
Man From UNCLE Magnum, PI Miami Vice
Moonlighting The Munsters Professionals
Real Ghostbusters Remington Steele Robin of Sherwood
Sapphire & Steel Scarecrow and Mrs. King Sherlock Holmes
Simon and Simon Star Trek: The Original Series Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Wars (original) Starsky & Hutch Twin Peaks
War of the Worlds Wild Wild West Wiseguy

Our super-cool announcement poster is a takeoff on the classic Grateful Dead "bones and roses" poster with custom lettering by eregyrn.

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