Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Super Prepared

- Have a character that comes prepared (batteries not included)! S/he should have, at all times, on or around his/er person:
pencils, pens, eraser, rubberbands, paperclips, calculator, Sharpie, pencil sharpener, tape, string, scrap paper, Kleenex, hand sanitizer (and/or moist towelettes), band-aids, scissors, small but bright light, Post-its (in several colors!), highlighters, hole punch, ruler. 
Add additional items as you see fit. The character is allowed to have things not actually listed, particularly if it's an especially important item, a plot point, or rather obscure. 
However, everything listed above ought to be included and you may not, for ANY REASON, include batteries or allow batteries to be obtained from this character.
Word points if you repeatedly list the entire selection of items every time this character is asked if s/he has a certain something.

+ if the character uses the line "I come prepared!" in conjunction with listing all of the items on the list.

+ if the line is "I come prepared! -- batteries not included."

++ if batteries are needed at some point, and extra points if it is for something important.

+++ if the characters must go on a search for batteries, or if you make it a significant plot point that there are no batteries.

The Next Step - Another character should comment that this person has everything but the kitchen sink.

+ if there is then an inquiry as to whether s/he does, in fact, have the kitchen sink.

+ if s/he has it.

++ if s/he removed it from the kitchen to take with, and there is a scene in the kitchen where the sink is missing.

+++ if having the kitchen sink is relevant in some fashion. More bonus points if you can carry it out in a serious manner.

Continuation - The character does not have a kitchen sink and leaves on a quest to get one.

+ have the character reappear with the sink at the climax of the plot.



This dare was posted on the NaNoWriMo forums for free use in your NaNoWriMo novel. I have compiled them all on this website, but I have not created them. While the original thread from which these dares have been taken may have been deleted for the yearly forum wipe, you can find the NaNo Dares thread(s) at http://nanowrimo.org, in the Reaching 50,000 forum.

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