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The things one does when
It's raining at Wimbledon.

One takes on yet another challenge.

This one is 36_plots and it looks really intriguing and somewhat different. It is based on The 36 Basic Plots by Georges Polti. The theory is that all fictional writing is based on one of these core 36 basic plot lines.

I wasn't going to sign up because it was a post once every three months or apply for an extension (which would be granted)/lose your claim. But then the Mod changed it to a purge of claims once a year. I also thought it would be the ideal opportunity to write some case related/heavily plotted stories, of which I've (surprisingly) written very few for Gibbs/Ducky.
So . . .


01. Supplication. 02. Deliverance. 03. Revenge. 04. Vengeance By Family
Upon Family
05. Pursuit. 06.Victim Of Cruelty
Or Misfortune.
07. Disaster. 08. Revolt.
10. Abduction. 11.Enigma. 12. Obtaining.
13. Family Hatred. 14. Family Rivalry. 15. Murderous
16. Madness.
17. Fatal Imprudence. 18. Involuntary Crimes
Of Love.
19. Kinsman Kills
Unrecognized Kinsman
20. Self Sacrifice
For An Ideal.
21. Self Sacrifice
For Kindred
22. All Sacrificed
For Passion
23.Sacrifice Of
Loved Ones
24. Rivalry Between Superior
And Inferior.
25. Adultery. 26. Crimes Of Love. 27.Discovery Of Dishonor Of
A Loved One.
28. Obstacles Of Love.
29. Enemy Of Love 30. Ambition. 31. Conflict With
32.Mistaken Jealousy
33. Faulty Judgement. 34.Remorse. 35. Recovery Of
A Lost One.
36. Loss Of Loved Ones

36/36 - Completed 25th May 2011

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doylebaby From: doylebaby Date: 30th June 2007 12:08 (UTC) (Link)
*giggles* Wimbledon is responsible for a lot isn't it? I think this is quite a challenge, there are some prompts that require a lot of thought. If it wasn't for the business NCIS is in, it would be really difficult to match the prompt to a story.
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 30th June 2007 12:23 (UTC) (Link)
It certainly is :-)

I thought it would be something extra for a challenge, and I would like to write some more case plots for G/D. So we'll see . . .
doylebaby From: doylebaby Date: 30th June 2007 12:39 (UTC) (Link)
lj is better with the notifications now. Did you get my reply to your offer for a ficlet/drabble yesterday?
From: writeslikeyoda Date: 30th June 2007 12:27 (UTC) (Link)
More Gibbs and Ducky!! *bounce*

*eyes prompts* Hmmm yeah those are some serious novelistic type prompts right there...

I can't wait to see what EB6 is encouraging you into with these.

*eyes EB and tugs evil bunny away from the challenge chart*

I have a huge Gladiator based bunny that might fit here amongst these ideas...

nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 30th June 2007 12:40 (UTC) (Link)
*Hugs you for bouncing* Thank you, I'm so glad you're pleased by it.

This one, I feel, is going to be quite a long project, with some meaty stories (at least that's the idea).

I think he'll be in his element.

*Beams* I confess when I saw them you were one of the first people who came into my mind who just might well join in the insanity :-)

*Sends pillow your way so that you don't hurt your head*
aingeal8c From: aingeal8c Date: 30th June 2007 13:50 (UTC) (Link)
Ooo plotty G/D, sounds good to me.

I am sure you'll have this done in no time. Well a certain rabbit notwithstanding I would guess...
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 30th June 2007 13:52 (UTC) (Link)
*Beams* TYK.

I *think* this is partly what a certain rabbit was up to, actually.

I'm not sure about the 'no time'; my aim for is longer, more meaty stories (assuming a certain rabbit concurs, of course).
starwatcher307 From: starwatcher307 Date: 30th June 2007 15:09 (UTC) (Link)
Ooh, I've heard about 36 basic plots -- or 6, or 9, or 12 -- but never knew what they were. Thanks for the info. ::saves it carefully:::

But... ::eyes the list thoughtfully:: most of them don't look like pleasant stories, do they? Most of my Jim-and-Blair stories don't seem to fit. So there's still something missing...
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 1st July 2007 13:14 (UTC) (Link)
I actually hadn't heard of the 36 one; I'd heard of far fewer. You're welcome; fandom can be a very educational place.

Not pleasant if you use the prompts in the personal relationship sense. But one reason for doing it is because I wanted to write some more case related stories, so hopefully I can do the 'less pleasant' bit for that, and still have some love too.

I think that, unless a person really was heavily into angst and non-happy endings, it would be less easy to do these for a pair that didn't have some connection with law enforcement.
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nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 1st July 2007 13:15 (UTC) (Link)
That's what I thought. They certainly looked different.

Thank you.
lucifers_toy From: lucifers_toy Date: 1st July 2007 01:57 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, hey, that looks really awesome! Good luck!
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 1st July 2007 13:15 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you very much.
kalliekat From: kalliekat Date: 1st July 2007 04:53 (UTC) (Link)
my first thought on reading the "plots" was *heavy* my second "if anyone can do this justice it will be Nikki" so i won't exactly wait with bated breath coz i might keel over with lack of oxygen, but i will wait patiently for some excellent reads! go girl! *hugs*
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 1st July 2007 13:16 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for the faith you have in me, Kallie. I do hope that I can live up to it. Yes, please don't wait with 'bated breath', we don't want anything to happen to you.

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