Quote:Originally Posted by 5142;3004824 I think NaNoWriMo would be good to do with Coldplay Fanfics! Does any one want to do it when it comes around? I'm up for it
You're not supposed to really do fanfics but you can. NaNoWriMo comes around every November but they have NaNoJulMo in July and NaNoAugMo in August to do it. Last NaNoWriMo there was a story of someone doing Sailor Moon fanfiction so I don't see come July or August we couldn't do CP, but I'm not doing CP in November.
I must warn you however, it is very evil. My first attempt in 2007 got to about 2700 words and last year's attempt got to 10,003. If we did it I'd prefer to do July personally because us Southies have two weeks of winter holidays during it and you guys have summer holidays, plus isn't that far away.
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The Golden Quill
Obligatory Writer of the Year award
The Golden/Electric/Roboto/Barack Obama/Fan-sparklysuperawesomeshinyimpressivewhicheveradjecti veyouplease-tabulous Typewriter Award
Best Series Award
The Shiny Trophy Award (or whatever name)
Best In Show
This category could include Best Comedy, Best Drama, Best Romance, Best Thriller/Horror, Best Other. It shouldn't include the Masterpiece.
Best Depiction Of
Will include Best Depiction of Chris, Best Depiction of Guy, Best Depiction of Jonny, Best Depiction of Will and Best Depiction of Other. Other must be a true-to-life character though (probably will be won by a Phil but hey)
Best Centrics Best Chris-centric, Best Jonny-centric, Best Guy-centric, Best Will-centric. All of these must have C/J/G/W as the main character however.
Best Original Characters Best OC Female and Best OC Male. 'Cuz otherwise a female would win it every damn time.
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Okay, just to clear up some stuff: All the kids in my story go to an all-boys Christian secondary school (hence the lack of females). So, they wear little uniforms and everything. Yeah.
Now here's the next chapter of Schoolboys!
I had barely been standing outside of school for five minutes when Guy appeared next to me. He looked sideways in my direction, but didn’t say anything. “Hey,” I said carefully. “See you tomorrow, yeah?”
“Sure.” he muttered. “See you, Will.” It was beginning to rain, so I forgave his abruptness and wrote it off his not wanting to get wet. After all, he was shivering, wearing only a thin cotton sweater over his uniform shirt.
“Careful, yeah?” I called as he suddenly jogged across the street.
“Yes, Mum!” he called back, waving a hand over his shoulder. I rolled my eyes. Even though I was a little younger than Guy, something about him awoke a paternal instinct in me. I felt that if I didn’t keep an eye on him, he would end up in serious trouble. Just as I was musing about that, the tall blond one practically ran into me from behind. By this time, it was beginning to rain harder. Chris yanked an umbrella out of his backpack then looked hurriedly back at me.
“When my mum gets here, tell her I’ve walked home.” he instructed brusquely. I was about to tell him that there were a hundred holes in his plan, but he’d already taken off across the street. I winced, even though there were no cars around. Perhaps it wasn’t just Guy who stirred up protective feelings in me. Maybe it was all of my irresponsible, impossible friends.
Then, it clicked. Chris wanted to follow Guy. I blinked in confusion, wondering why this sudden change of behavior had occurred.
“Inconsiderate fool.” I groaned. Now I would have to sit here and wait for his mother, even if mine came first. Luckily, Mrs. Martin arrived some ten minutes later. I sidled up to her car, a bit nervous. I had only met her a few times before.
“Hello, Mrs. Martin.” I said brightly.
“Oh...Will, how are you?” she asked kindly. My nervousness dissipated instantly.
“I’m fine...but Chris told me to tell you that he’s walking home. I think he wanted to catch up with Guy.” Her face twisted a bit with exasperation, but she didn’t lose her smile.
“Well, alright. Are you sure?”
“Yeah, he left about ten minutes ago.” I announced, secretly proud to have been paying attention to the time.
“That Chris...he’d run off to the moon without telling me.” She sighed and put the car back into drive. “Bye, Will.”
“Bye!” I patted the car as she pulled away from the curb. Soon after, my mother came to pick me up. I hopped into our car, tossing my things into the back seat. My brother was in there, and my backpack landed in his lap.
“Shut up. Hi, mum!”
My mother pursed her lips and shook her head. “Be nice to your brother.” I rolled my eyes and proceeded to stare out the window in silence. A few minutes into the drive, my mother turned back to me. “Will, I forgot to tell you...Eddie won’t be able to go to Edinburgh.”
“Aw, no! Why?” I asked, thoroughly disappointed. I had been looking forward to spending time with my favorite cousin.
“I’m not sure, but his parents made it sound as if he was in some sort of trouble.”
“Oh. Well...what are we doing with the extra ticket then?”
“I’ll try to get a refund, I suppose.” she said thoughtfully. I sighed, still bitterly disappointed. I had been looking forward to going with Eddie. When I got home, I did my homework in a dejected stupor and watched the TV for a few hours before my parents made me go to bed. Then I went to sleep in a dejected stupor.
When I got up for school the next day, I wasn’t so disappointed anymore. I figured that I was still going to Scotland (which was a pretty cool place), and I would still see some other nice family members once I got there. I got dressed quickly, being a bit late, and ate a piece of toast on the way to school.
When I finally fought through the crowd to get to my locker, Chris was waiting for me. He was leaning against the wall, like the boys did in those bad romantic comedies when they’re trying to pick up girls. “Wanna go out on Friday?” he asked mildly, as if he really didn’t care what my answer was.
“Are you asking me on a date, Christopher?” I teased.
He laughed, straightening himself out. “Only if you want it to be.”
“Well, sorry.” I said apologetically. “I can’t. I’m going to Edinburgh, remember?”
“Oh.” he muttered. Now he was the one who sounded dejected. “Who’re you going with?”
“Well, I’m going with my family. My brother, mum and dad...And my cousin was going to come, but he can’t. I’m not sure why.”
“Oh...like for what, a Champion family reunion or something?”
“Something like that.”
There was a moment of silence, and Chris looked thoughtful. “Anyone taking the place of your cousin?”
I shrugged. “Mum said she wanted to try for a refund.”
“Well, wait!” Chris said, suddenly looking giddy.
“Well, what about Guy?”
“What about him?”
I suddenly knew what Chris was hinting at, and I had to admit it was a pretty good idea. We all knew Guy was really homesick... “But are you sure that’s a good idea? Won’t going just make it worse when he has to come back?”
Chris shook his head. “I’m not sure, but I think he deserves to choose. Do you think you could convince your parents to bring him?”
“Look, mate....I don’t know! We’re talking about a pretty expensive, long train ride here.”
“I know, I know.” muttered Chris. “But can you ask? Both his parents work, so they don’t really have time to go anywhere. I think it would be great for him to go with you!”
“Yeah, I’ll check. I mean, it’d be nice to do something like that for him. I’m sure he’d like to go...it’s just kind of sudden, you know?”
“Of course, right.” said Chris, his eyes still bright and excited.
“So...” I asked, lowering my voice. “What happened yesterday after you left?”
“Oh...Sheila and I made out behind the dustbins on Main...” he said loudly.
I rolled my eyes and punched him in the arm. “We all know there’s no one called Sheila in your life.”
“Well, what do you mean then? Guy and I just walked home. He kind of got pissed at me again, though.”
“What’d you say?”
“Nothing...! Just remember about the Scotland thing.” he said quickly as the bell rang, signaling the start of homeroom.
“Okay!” I assured him, picking up my things. “Just don’t say anything to him...”