I love Themes Challenges. Love them. I think they're absolutely great. But despite their immense popularity in the Japanese fandoms of the internet, there seriously aren't half enough in English fandoms.
So. In my jfen wanderings, I came across the Fire Emblem 100 Themes as pictured here. As a translation job, it actually seemed rather easy. So, I decided, what the hey, I would try it out.
I think this will be REALLY fun.
So: everyone thinking about taking it, here are the guidelines:
There is no deadline. This is not a contest just a challenge to give yourself. When you've completed all 100 Themes, tell me, and I'll make you a nifty pretty personalized bannner you can put into your LJ info or some such ^_^
Challenges can be answered with basically any sort of artistic expression. The goal is the accurately display the meaning of the theme in your response.
Writing as many vaired subjects as possible is HIGHLY ENCOURAGED. Try to cover as MANY different characters, relationships, and games in the series as you can. Even the games you don't know all that well, the point of this is to STRETCH yourself, and branch off into as many areas as you can. If you've played the first 20 minutes of Seisen, that's probably enough to write a little snippet of Lex and Azel's journey to assist Sigurd. Summer's first 7 chapters of Seima translation are enough to write Natasha stealing away from the shrine to warn the other countries. If you've read supports for Fuuin, you know enough to write about Roy blushing, trying to dance at a party. Stretch yourself, and vary your subject matter as much as possible! :)
I wish everyone luck with this and hope as many people will take the challenge as possible!
Please make a comment on this post if you are panning to participate.
When you post fics, please post with this information:
Title: Author: Fandom: Fire Emblem: "the game" Focus Characters and/or Pairings: Rating: Theme: Disclaimer: Summary: (optional) Notes: (optional)
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FIRE EMBLEM 100 THEMES
1. Lord (as in, the class) 2. Departure Preparations 3. Heroine 4. A Faithful Knight 5. The Critical Moment 6. A Hero 7. Knight and Princess 8. Attack! 9. Joining Up 10. Class Change 11. The Arena 12. Finding Treasure 13. Flutter flutter flutter~ 14. Dance In The Sky 15. Crossing the Desert 16. Scarred 17. Big Brother and Little Sister 18. Healing 19. Those Who Inherit The Blood of a Dragon 20. Anger 21. Soldier 22. While Resting 23. Can't Be Anyone But You 24. Wind 25. Land of Winter Chill 26. Triangle Attack! 27. Heavy 28. Long-Haired Sword-Weilding Beauty 29. Battle Maiden 30. Rival 31. Choosing A Target/Setting Your Sights 32. My Pace (Spoken laid-backy) 33. Rescue 34. Revenge 35. A Bond 36. Captured Princess 37. Goodbye~ 38. Sleep 39. Mage 40. Friendship 41. Noble and Commoner 42. Even If It Takes My Life/Risking One's Life 43. You've/I've Got A Long Way To Go Before You're That Good! 44. I Want To Help You 45. Grassy Plain 46. It Doesn't Stop 47. Persuasian 48. Princess 49. Prayer 50. Light and Shadow 51. Dragon Knight (Not the class, neccessarily, either ... this is spelled in kanji, not katakana, so it's probably not referring to the armoured units on Dragonback.) 52. Conquer 53. A Confrontation of Fate 54. Wait For Me 55. A Break (As in, a vacation, not a tear) 56. Beloved One (Preferably not a lover) 57. Money 58. Brother 59. Tension 60. Look-Alike 61. ... Free Time 62. Unreachable Thoughts 63. Priest 64. Escort 65. Beard 66. I'm Sorry 67. Intensive Training/Crash Course 68. Ancient Magic 69. Smile 70. Sword Dance 71. That Cute Child 72. Partner 73. Sweat 74. Help Me 75. Night 76. Comrade 77. ... ...!! 78. Tears 79. Death Blow 80. Prince 81. Legendary Weapon 82. Thanks 83. Blood 84. Stand By Me 85. Strategy Conferance 86. Confession 87. The Past 88. Hurry! Hurry! 89. Heartbeat 90. Rain 91. Alone 92. Happiness 93. Name Combination 94. Handsome 95. A Party/Banquet 96. Back 97. The Night Before the Decisive Battle 98. Final Battle 99. Advent of Peace 100. Wedding Ceremony