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Twelve Trials of Triskelion – Week 08 2015!!

05 July 2015 in Announcements

It is the Twelve Trials of Triskelion – Week 08 2015!!

Twelve Trials – Fantastic Fan Works and Fan Art

Can you draw? Can you paint? Can you use Photoshop or Gimp? Then this is the week that you have been waiting for! Or, as our leader says –

Week Eight: Fantastic Fanworks – This year, this is going to open up to a wider range of fanworks!  Draw, do graphic design, make covers, render or sketch characters or ships, come up with fanmixes and CD covers for them, pretty much any fanwork that isn’t fanfic is on the table, so go nuts!  Best one by vote wins!

Twelve Trials of Triskelion - Week 08 2015!!

An Oompa Loompa and Columbia from the Rocky Horror Picture Show fell in love. Awww (image courtesy trekcore)

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Twelve Trials of Triskelion – Week 07 2015!!

28 June 2015 in Announcements

Twelve Trials of Triskelion – Week 07 2015!!

It’s the Twelve Trials of Triskelion – Week 07 2015!!

Twelve Trials – Daily Prompt Challenge

Every day, in every way, we continue facing the twelve trials, even now, in Week 07 2015 – or, as our leader says –

Week Seven: Daily Prompt Challenge – One prompt per day for you to do whatever you want with!  Write a story, draw a picture, blog about it or otherwise get creative!

Writing every day based on an independent prompt is a terrific way to get creative and break the chains of writers’ block.

Twelve Trials of Triskelion - Week 07 2015!!

Write every day, or face the wrath of this guy! (image courtesy trekcore)

Check out all of the Twelve Trials of 2015!

by jespah

Twelve Trials of Triskelion – Week 06 2015!!

21 June 2015 in Announcements

Twelve Trials of Triskelion – Week 06 2015!!

It’s the Twelve Trials of Triskelion – Week 06 2015!!

Twelve Trials – Collaboration Station – Week 06 2015

Kumbaya! Let’s all work together. When we work together, we all become better writers, reviewers, and story tellers. Everybody wins. Or, as our beloved leader says –

Week Six: Collaboration Station – Sit down with a buddy and tell a story together.  Entries must be 1000+ words, but other than that, the only thing that matters is that you and your co-author work together to tell it!  Best team effort by vote gets the prize.

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Work together, just like these guys! (image courtesy trekcore)

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Twelve Trials of Triskelion – Week 05 2015!!

14 June 2015 in Announcements

Twelve Trials of Triskelion – Week 05 2015!!

Triskelion Week 05 2015!!

It’s the Twelve Trials of Triskelion – Week 05 2015!!

We have come to your intrepid reporter’s favorite week! Tell us all about it, leader!

Week Five: Blog Like a Boss – Kicking off the next creative round, head on over to our active blogging community and blog!  There will be a theme per each day for you to blog about, and the best blog entry by the end of the week takes the banner!

So get cracking and start writing for a mass audience. Blogging is a rather different beast from posting and writing fiction. It is a skill, and you can master it. Come on along and blog with us!

Week 05 2015

Don’t use Chekov as your spellchecker! (image courtesy trekcore)

Check out all of the Twelve Trials of 2015!

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Twelve Trials of Triskelion – Week 04 2015!!

07 June 2015 in Announcements

It’s the Twelve Trials of Triskelion – Week 04 2015!!

Twelve Trials – Give Mike a Cookie

This week, we catch our breaths a bit and I will let our leader tell you more –

Week Four: Give Mike a Cookie – Take a break and break open your wallet to help support our wonderful Mike’s upkeep of our internet home.  Every donator this week gets a banner, this year, so help contribute to paying Ad Astra’s bills!  As a bonus, this would also be an excellent week to write to your politicians about keeping the internet open and free, too, a subject near and dear to the hearts of all of us (not that you shouldn’t do it before now, too!)

Twelve Trials of Triskelion - Week 04 2015!!

Did Captain Kirk leave his wallet at home? Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnn!!!! (image courtesy of trekcore)

Give Mike a cookie!

Donation Station!

You can read more of MD Garcia’s works here.

Welcome!

Since its founding in early 2009, the Ad Astra Star Trek Fanfiction Archive strives to bring you quality fanfics without any of the headaches. Our community of authors offer a welcoming environment to read or contribute, by providing a friendly enclave in which to discuss, publish, and collaborate.

Join our forums or follow us using social media:

ForumsTwitterFacebook
Tumblr

Note: A separate registration is required for our forums.

Make sure to check out the most recent posts to the Archive!

Can you answer our current fan fiction challenge?

What are the most popular stories on the Archive?

Have you been wondering how you can link to us?

by jespah

Twelve Trials of Triskelion – Week 03 2015!!

31 May 2015 in Announcements

It’s the Twelve Trials of Triskelion – Week 02 2015!! This week is the Steal All the Toys challenge. Again, our leader has provided instructions –

STOP!  THIEF!!!

–not really.  In fact, in Week Three, the Steal All the Toys Challenge, you are not only supposed to steal someone else’s universe, you’re encouraged to do it with style!  Take it to a body shop, put some chrome rims on those bad boys!  Add some undercarriage lights!  Trick it out with nitrous oxide!  You are encouraged to go as far as you like with the unlocked universes left in the unattended parking lot thread; the only requirement is that the entries be over a thousand words.

While you are allowed to start writing for this challenge before it opens, you’re not allowed to actually post it until this week.  So feel free to get a jump start on it!  You can collaborate with the original universe’s author, but it’s not required.  And if you do, the work has to be yours.

So, let’s see where all your joyrides take you!  And after a week of voting, who drives away with the trophy, too!

Just look at all these unlocked universes!

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Make Your Escape – Shirt Ripping Optional (image courtesy of TrekCore)

by jespah

Twelve Trials of Triskelion – Week 02 2015!!

24 May 2015 in Announcements

It’s the Twelve Trials of Triskelion, week 02 of 2015, thralls!

Once again, our leader has provided instructions –

For the Week Two Square Dance Challenge, you will continue to work your reviewing muscles with a team of your peers!  Starting on May 24th, this challenge pits team against team.  You will be divided up equitably and sensibly to maximize your effectiveness and your job is to assign a story and a review to the next person in your team, then they assign the next and so on.

You may choose to do this via a system, ie, a set order for your group.  Or you may choose to just go chaotic, but you cannot skip anyone; everyone has to get a turn to dance each round.

Stories passed on must not have been reviewed by the person they’re being passed to before.  They must be 5000 or less, or they may be the 5000 or less first chapter of a larger story.  Once a person has started a story, you may assign them the next chapter if they so choose to continue it.  The key here is communication.

Team scores are on straight up review word count.  So get in depth, meta at the author and really leave quality reviews.  Whichever team has the highest score at the end of the week wins!  Your assignments will be handed out sometime in the middle of Week 1, so that you can coordinate how to tackle week two.

Teams: To be determined.

So get ready to review! And put that phaser down. It’s all fun and games until the phasers come out.

Square Dance signups are here.

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But Captain and Mister Chekov, you don’t review using phasers! Or do you…? (image courtesy of TrekCore)

by jespah

Twelve Trials of Triskelion – Week 01 2015!!

17 May 2015 in Announcements

Thralls! It is time, once again, for the Twelve Trials of Triskelion! This is Week 01 of 2015.

During this week, your mission is the Ficlet Flashdance! Here’s the message from our leader –

Well, hello thralls!  So good to see you here.  This opens on May 17th, your overseer’s thirty-fifth birthday, so you had all better participate or your pain compliance collars will be ALL AGLOW!  BWAHAHAHA!

Ahem.

Week One: The Ficlet Flashdance.  Far and away the most popular event since the beginning of the Twelve Trials (okay, so this is only year three, but that’s still pretty good!), this event tests your dedication, your writing muscles and your ability to turn out 500 words or less of quality material every single day for seven days.  You do not have to write them all as one series of stories, they can stand on their own.  Or, they can indeed be a part of a series.  Any which way, the fic has to be posted by midnight.  This year, in deference to all our different timezones, it may be not be posted before midnight your time and it may not be posted after the following midnight.  That means that the day starts and ends for people in Europe before it does people in the US.  That should give some leeway, but not too much.  The very final entry by West Coasters definitely ends the day, unless you can prove to me you’re in Alaska or Hawaii. XD

Best completed set by each other will take the prize at the end of Week 2.  So, do me proud!

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Don’t be disoriented, thralls! Get to work! (image courtesy of TrekCore)

by MDg

The Blogs are Back!

17 January 2015 in Announcements

The Blogs are Back!

Earlier this week we had a major site outage that interrupted access to most of Ad Astra’s sites, including these blogs.  Thankfully, we’re now back online and all blogs are running at full speed, and perhaps a little more efficiently.  Thank you for your patience!

The Blogs are Back!

Jadzia had nothing to do with it

by jespah

Twelve Trials of Triskelion 2014 Week 12!

03 August 2014 in Announcements

Twelve Trials of Triskelion 2014 Week 12!

Trials – 2014 Week 12

The Trials are coming to an end! The twelfth week of the Twelve Trials of Triskelion (2014 edition) is upon us, Thralls!

2014 Week 12 is the Round Robin – Still to be determined, but come collab with us! Let’s write a goofy story together.

Last year, this was another part of the challenges that people couldn’t wait to do. It was like the best game of Dungeons & Dragons – EVER! We wrote and wrote. It was great fun, and we worked together well.

Can we keep it coherent this time? Can we maybe, just maybe, even finish it? Stay tuned.

Have fun, Thralls.

The Twelve Trials of Triskelion 2014 Week 12!

C’mon, do it for Shanna and her tinfoil bikini!