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UPDATE: A winner has been announced! Check this post for all the details.

Star Wars is kind of a big deal for the LiveJournal U.S. crew. We can break into a conversation about our favorite moments in a galaxy far, far away faster than Luke Skywalker can start complaining about missing a trip to Toshi Station to pick up power converters.

To celebrate the release of the Star Wars saga on Blu-ray, we're giving away a Star Wars gift pack to one LiveJournal user who writes our favorite Star Wars movie pitch in Friday's Writer's Block on the LiveJournal homepage. The winner will receive a copy of the Star Wars saga on Blu-ray (or DVD equivalent* if you don't have a Blu-ray player) and a few other Star Wars related items.

Your movie pitch could be anything. Write a sequel, a prequel, or anything in-between. You're eligible as long as your story takes place in the Star Wars universe. Entering is easier than bull's-eyeing womp rats in your T-16 back home but winning will require... A creative force, if you will.

General rules:
Keep submissions limited to 300 words or less
No droids allowed!

* The Blu-ray version of the Star Wars saga is not being released on DVD at this time. A winner requesting the DVD version of the films will receive the most recent release of the Star Wars films available on the DVD format.


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Sep. 16th, 2011 08:41 am (UTC)
Star Wars VII - The Quest for Peace
With the control and fear of the Empire now gone, the worlds in the galaxy resumed self control. For many it was an easy task to return to the ways of the once stable Republic. All the civilized worlds agreeing to rebuild the Senate to help ensure the peace. Before too long though there arose a few sinister characters who attempted to usurp power by means other than honorable.
A request from the Senate that the Order of the Jedi be reborn and they call on the aging Luke Skywalker and Leia Solo, the only known people that the Force was strong within to search for others who could become Jedi's and help senate maintain the Republic. Luke and Leia who had opened a school to help guide others who were found to posses the acceptable levels of midiclorians stresses the importance of self rule and local laws to the Senate but agrees to allow some of their star pupils to assist the Senate as agents to help seek out those who would disrupt the peace.
The adventures of these agents range from comical to the thrilling in their attempt to obtain the needed information for the Senate. C3PO and R2D2 are the only characters from the previous trilogy's who extend into the next episode as they are the messengers between the School and the Senate.
Sep. 16th, 2011 09:22 am (UTC)
Do we enter here or by replying to the Writer's Block?

Just in case I guess;

Sep. 16th, 2011 02:37 pm (UTC)
Heya! Yes, please reply to the Writer's Block question on the homepage. :-)
Sep. 16th, 2011 10:15 am (UTC)
oh crap did I post in the wrong place?
Sep. 16th, 2011 10:17 am (UTC)
This is not even my entire post whats going on here?
Sep. 16th, 2011 12:42 pm (UTC)
How Chewy met Solo.

This is the real story behind the partnership between Chewbacca and Han Solo.

Han freed Chewbacca from a forced-labour mining colony while on a smuggling run. He says it was out of the goodness of his heart, but Chewbacca knows that it's because Han needed him to help blast past the guards and escape the authorities that were onto him.

Chewbacca had been sentenced to the colony camp for killing his wife's lover in a jealous rage, and before he was arrested he'd stolen a spaceship and skipped three planets over. In the colony camp Chewy went through an almost stereotypical prison-based spiritual awakening, changes his ways, and became a philosopher. He saw Han as a kindred soul who he could help get onto his own right path, and that's the real reason he escaped with Han.

They then became a great Space Team and went through the galaxy having adventures and getting in trouble.
Sep. 16th, 2011 02:40 pm (UTC)
Heya! Please post your story as a Writer's Block answer on the LiveJournal homepage. :-)
Sep. 16th, 2011 06:06 pm (UTC)
Excellent! XD
Sep. 16th, 2011 02:30 pm (UTC)
Write a sequel, a prequel, or anything in-between, Star Wars
I would create a sequel, Resurgence of the Empire, based on the trilogy by Timothy Zahn, with Admiral Thrawn as the antagonist of the New Republic. Thrawn is the only non-human Admiral to serve under the Emperor. One of the main character's future spouses is introduced during the series. Thrawn is almost as cool as Darth Vader in his own way. Hard to give a pitch here without giving away the storyline. Story would take place almost immediately after Return of the Jedi. Thrawn was kept in the outer rim because of his ancestry. There are cloned Jedi popping up, new species introduced, Leia set on the path to becoming a Jedi. Out of all the Star Wars books I've read over the years, best 3 books of the entire series hands down and read them in the early 90's
Sep. 16th, 2011 02:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Write a sequel, a prequel, or anything in-between, Star Wars
Heya! Please post your story as a Writer's Block answer on the LiveJournal homepage. :-)
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Sep. 17th, 2011 12:32 am (UTC)
Sep. 19th, 2011 11:27 pm (UTC)
I might feel dumb for asking, but have I missed something? I thought the winner for the Star Wars blu-rays was going to be announced this afternoon? It's almost 6:30 where I live and can't seem to find where it's been announced if it has been yet.
Sep. 19th, 2011 11:58 pm (UTC)
I just posted the announcement. :-)

Entry here: http://lj-contests.livejournal.com/12193.html
and I also added an update to this entry.

Edited at 2011-09-20 12:00 am (UTC)
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