I hadn't really thought about that. For now, let's stick to one entry and see how people feel about it later, but by all means, I encourage you to keep writing for yourself.
Hey, just have a couple of questions. Can a person piggy-back off a previous person's submission? (For example, if I wrote a post about a certain character and situation, can a friend come in and continue on that situation?) Secondly, are you required to submit a character that has an existing page?--CBrando89 (talk) 21:52, January 17, 2016 (UTC)
I might be missing your meaning, but the characters in your entry don't necessarily need a page, and you can use canon characters like Blue Team as well. If you're using someone else's original characters, however, just be sure you have their permission first, and it's quite alright. Having an entry related to one from a previous week, then, would be just fine, but that entry would be reviewed as standing on its own for the purpose of judging.
Ok. That answered my questions! Thank you!--CBrando89 (talk) 22:04, January 17, 2016 (UTC)
I really appreciate this community project as well as the feedback I have received as it helps to improve my writing. I am looking forward to the competition in the next round, as I have a good piece to show. Best of luck to all.
I have a fairly interesting idea about a topic we don't really get to see frequently in Halo. I was inspired by the articles on Halopedia about motorsports (here and here, although they're more background filler for a racing version of the Warthog than anything else), which led me to the topic of "describe an event in civilian lives not related to any sort of war." It could go into a variety of different subjects, including things like a postwar analogue to the Olympics at which human and Sangheili athletes compete.
DJ Khaled reference aside, I have a suggestion. Let's have a writing prompt involving some severe illness or disease, seeing as the Halo universe is one of science. Not my usual strong suit, but I'd be interested to see the role it plays in some writers' important characters and how they deal with it in relation to their life and/or responsibilities. Are they determined to find a cure? Do they leave their fate in someone else's hands? Or do they accept their fate and wait for death to claim them?
Alright, I got a scenario to try: Characters arrive at a fork in the road—perhaps metaphorically, perhaps literally—where the map says there isn't one. The characters have some investigation to do; where are they, where did they think they were going to be, how far apart are those things? And a decision to make as far as where to go from here. A threat coming up behind also might not be out of place, but that's up to the writer.
Or here's something I'd really like to see; I feel like both canon and fanon Halo have really underestimated how the massive casualties, both military and civilian, would have affected humanity. Entire planets were burned in surprise attacks, and most of their populations burned with them. Entire families would've been wiped out, and survivors would've been the exceptions, not the majority. Everyone human in the Halo-verse should have lost someone, somewhere, and that should have a weight to it that I don't think we get to feel very often. Something around the grief, or shared grief, stemming from that could make for a good prompt.