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Mamma Mia Challenge (2011-3)

First - there was the music group.

Then - there was the play.

Next - was the movie.

Now - it’s SIYE’s turn.

This songfic Challenge is to write a story based on any one of the popular songs credited to the musical group ABBA.  There is no timeframe.

Suggestions:

1)  Any school year with Harry & Ginny

2)  The struggles of the war

3)  Harry back at school for seventh year.

4)  After Ginny is complete with school.

5)  Life after the war.

Rules:

1)  All general submission rules apply. Stories over 20,000 words are discouraged but not prohibited. R-rated stories are allowed but discouraged. Judges are not required to read stories over 20,000 words or any R-rated stories.

2)  All entries must be submitted under Mamma Mia Challenge (2011-3) sub-category of SIYE Challenges and be submitted by midnight SIYE Time, Monday, August 15, 2011.  (New - 45 days)

3)  Multiple chapters are allowed as long as all the requirements are in the chapter(s) that are submitted by the deadline.  Completed stories are seriously preferred.

4)  The categories for judging are Best Overall, Song Adaptation, Group Participation and The People’s Choice Award.

Note: This Challenge is based on a suggestion from pippan121.  Thanks.

Sir Ollivander on 2011.07.01 - 09:43AM ()

Comments



r3in9 came out of the woodwork on 2011.07.01 - 09:33PM to say:

well, I love reading stories after hogwarts *wink* *wink* for the writers :)



Kezzabear came out of the woodwork on 2011.07.01 - 10:58PM to say:

*resolves to have a go* ;)



Kezzabear came out of the woodwork on 2011.07.02 - 08:24AM to say:

Wait - what's a group participation award?



Sir Ollivander came out of the woodwork on 2011.07.02 - 08:49AM to say:

Kezzabear - simply put, whatever you think it is. I try not to put any conditions or restrictions on the names of the winning categories. However, I like to think of how to encompass a large majority of Potterverse characters in your story. My girlfriend thought of how all the islanders participated in the movie "Mamma Mia," not just the main characters. I liked that concept. Can you imagine all the Hufflepuffs being a chorus line?



Spenser Hemmingway came out of the woodwork on 2011.07.02 - 09:49AM to say:

It's a brilliant idea...except I'm walking around with the songs stuck in my head all day. I just need to sellect the right song for my idea.

I'm spending the day writing, remembering that we lost Ernest Hemingway fifty years ago today. I spelled Spenser's last name differently, but this great man, Papa, is still one of my favorites.



Sir Ollivander came out of the woodwork on 2011.07.02 - 02:27PM to say:

Spenser Hemmingway - Waterloo, Dancing Queen, Money, Money, Money, Fernando, The Name Of The Game. Does that help?



zequist came out of the woodwork on 2011.07.02 - 08:56PM to say:

It can be any Abba song, right, not just one from Mamma Mia? I know exactly which one I'd like to use if I have the time to write something, but it isn't one that's part of the movie soundtrack.



Fire_kei came out of the woodwork on 2011.07.02 - 09:18PM to say:

Also, what qualifies as a Songfic? Do we have to use the lyrics, or can the story be inspired by the song, with some lines used in the story, but not the whole thing?



Sir Ollivander came out of the woodwork on 2011.07.02 - 10:00PM to say:

zequist - any song credited to ABBA. It doesn't have to have been in the movie. There are a lot of ABBA songs that weren't in the movie.



Sir Ollivander came out of the woodwork on 2011.07.02 - 10:09PM to say:

Fire_kei - a songfic is a fanfic that uses lyrics from a popular song as a basis for its storyline. You could use the first line of each verse as a major portion of the storyline. Or each verse could be the opening of a section of the story. The song lyrics may or may not be used in the story, that's up to you. SIYE has a number of songfics. Look up songfic under advanced search. "Baby, It's Cold Outside" Challenge (2008-1) was a very popular songfic Challenge.



hms42 came out of the woodwork on 2011.07.03 - 03:32PM to say:

Interesting... I saw this challenge at a filk convention where the last performer of the con did a couple of HP based songs.



Sir Ollivander came out of the woodwork on 2011.07.03 - 11:17PM to say:

hms42 - I am very curious. You saw this Challenge at a filk(?) convention? I thought it up about six-eight months ago and never mentioned it to anybody.



HarryGinnyDestiny came out of the woodwork on 2011.07.04 - 03:57PM to say:

The song lyrics for Abba's 'Take a chance on me' would be great for a Harry / Ginny fic. :)))



Sir Ollivander came out of the woodwork on 2011.07.04 - 04:08PM to say:

HarryGinnyDestiny - and when Harry & Ginny are old and gray, "Fernando" would be appropriate.



hms42 came out of the woodwork on 2011.07.06 - 08:48PM to say:

I saw some Harry Potter filks. (I was running sound at the convention, where I was reading this page...) As for songs about Harry Potter, they have been around for years. (Harry/Ginny songs, I am not as familar with since I don't normally listen to Wizard Rock.) Sorry about the confusion.



lenfaz came out of the woodwork on 2011.07.28 - 08:29AM to say:

I have not been here in years. Please remind me, can anyone that is registered participate?



Sir Ollivander came out of the woodwork on 2011.07.28 - 11:30AM to say:

lenfaz - YES, INDEED! Any SIYE member can submit any story on SIYE, including Challenge stories.



lenfaz came out of the woodwork on 2011.07.28 - 12:28PM to say:

Fantastic! I have not written in ages, but I have felt drawn to the fandom again. I have a fic started here I should also work on as well. Well, off to write



gryffindor_girl101 came out of the woodwork on 2011.08.06 - 12:29PM to say:

It's the same for me, I hadn't read fanfiction in a long time and then I signed on a couple weeks ago when this was the top post. I think it was calling me back...



gemz1313 came out of the woodwork on 2011.08.09 - 09:12AM to say:

I've left it a bit late and haven't written a fanfic for years....but I might give this a go :-)



Sir Ollivander came out of the woodwork on 2011.08.10 - 08:40AM to say:

That's the spirit. Go for it.


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