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Roads Diverged: an AU challenge

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Created on 2009-05-01 08:30:41 (#154886), last updated 2009-05-15 (419 weeks ago)

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Name:Roads Diverged: an AU challenge
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TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

—Robert Frost

....And the fan of AU says, two roads? And you only took one?

This is a community for fen who can't get enough of taking the road less traveled by, for people who want good excuses to take their favorite characters out of canon continuity and see what happens to them when their circumstances change. Fanfiction and fanart are a form of play, a way of exploring things that might be, could be, should be (and shouldn't be!) -- a chance, if we might expand on Mr. Frost's metaphor, not only to take the road less traveled by but to travel the road backward, to blaze new trails, to take shortcuts and detours and picnic by the side of the road in appealing spots and possibly go off the map entirely. If that sounds like fun, you're in the right place.

We welcome writers and artists who want to try their hand at a few different branching paths, and take their characters to new places. We welcome readers and viewers who want to see it happen, and maybe offer some encouragement to the participants. We hope this challenge will inspire creativity, spark some ideas you might not have played with otherwise, and give you a lot of chances to have fun.

If this sounds like a good time, check out the theme list here.

If you're ready to jump in, read the rules and leave a comment with your claim here before joining the community! :D

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