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Old 17-05-10, 00:31   #1
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Default Tomb Raider Fanfiction Competition #8 -- Entries



THEME: Unsung Heroes - The world of Tomb Raider is rich with supporting characters, some of whom are more loved than Lara herself. It's time for them to get their time to shine as protagonists. For this competition, your primary character must be someone other than Lara. In fact, she cannot appear at all. The story can of course be about Lara in some fashion, such as say, Kurtis Trent reflecting on his experiences with her. But Lara cannot make an appearance as anything but a memory or a thought.

Other than that, feel free to bring up Bartoli's master plan, the thoughts of the Cowboy prior to meeting Lara in Natla's mines, Sophia's true intentions, Amanda's dreams, or perhaps even some nameless henchmen that had the poor misfortune to run into Lara once and lived to tell the tale.

The deadline is July 16th (two months from this thread being posted)

Rules
  • Word limit suggested between 100 - 5000 words (I expect most entries will be around 2000 words, but I like giving flexibility if it is needed -- see quote below)
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
  • Leave a blank line between paragraphs for the purposes of posting the entry on the forums
  • The entry must follow the theme outlined above (but how you include the theme is up to you)
  • The entry must be original, your own work, and specifically written for this competition
  • The entry may refer to anything from the official games, but not to another person's fan-created content
  • One official entry per person (if you post more than one that's fine, but indicate which entry will be voted upon)
  • All entries must be posted in this thread by the deadline
  • Every participant must vote in the subsequent voting thread in order to have their own entry count

I'm giving this one a longer deadline in response to Eddie's feedback regarding overloading the forum with too many contests. Also, the restriction on Lara's participation might make take a bit longer to flesh out plot-wise, and I don't want anyone feeling the pressure of a four-week deadline.

Previous Fanfic Competition Threads for Reference:

Fanfic Competition #1, Voting, and Results

Fanfic Competition #2: Tomb Raider Levels, Voting, and Results

Fanfic Competition #3: Without Warning..., Voting, and Results

Fanfic Competition #4: Lara at Home, Voting, and Results

Fanfic Competition #5: Unlikely Situations, Voting, and Results

Fanfic Competition #6: Pick Your Poison, Voting, and Results

Fanfic Competition #7: The Sun, Voting, and Results
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Old 17-05-10, 00:35   #2
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Excellent theme, can't wait to see (read) what people come up with.
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Old 17-05-10, 00:37   #3
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awesome idea!!! I can't wait to write and post my entry!
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Old 17-05-10, 00:40   #4
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Yay This ought to be very interesting
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Old 17-05-10, 01:04   #5
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Woot! Read my mind why dontcha, I thought about this as a theme before too. (btw, about time too, I thought you'd not noticed the results of the last comp )

And you've given us loads of time to come up with something.

*crosses fingers, toes; anything else crossable* must win this round, must win this round
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Old 17-05-10, 03:38   #6
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fantastic theme!
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Old 17-05-10, 11:50   #7
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I love the theme. now comes the though part choosing the unsung hero. I think I'm gonna pick one of the baddies(after all without them Lara wouldn't be a herionne hahaha ).
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Old 17-05-10, 12:32   #8
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I may write something, always wanted to espouse on the life and times of rat #3 in the original classic. Or perhaps Mtumbo Mganananapoolo from TRIII.....
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Old 17-05-10, 13:12   #9
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^ I believe his name was Majumba. Or so I've always thought.

Great theme! I will definitely be entering!
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^ I believe his name was Majumba. Or so I've always thought.

Great theme! I will definitely be entering!
No, not that guy. I was referring to his cousin...
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