assured, you fools. Your time will
come. This is only the beginning. Let us start a new reign of terror. I will
let you live a fantasy beyond your imagination.”
was one of us… Seifer… You’ve become just a memory. Will they… Will they
talk about me this way if I die, too? Squall was this and that. Using past tense, saying whatever they want?)
“There are no guarantees in the future. That’s why TODAY, the time we have now, is important.”
“You've all grown so much… and become so strong… I have waited for this day to come. And also feared this day would come. Is today a joyous day? Or an odious day?”
can find out things about the past
that you never knew. And from what you’ve learned, you may see some things
differently in the present. You’re
the one that changes. Not the past.”
don’t want the future. I want the present to stand still. I want to stay
here with you…”
on your… Childhood… Your sensation… Your words… Your emotions… Time… It will not wait… No
matter… …how hard you hold on. It escapes you…”
commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the original Where I Belong Challenge and the third annual Successor Challenge, time
is this year’s theme.
Final Fantasy VIII fans — both experienced and new — are invited to participate
in The Successor Challenge in August 2017. This challenge is open to any
character(s) you wish to write about, draw or create fan mixes for.
challenge’s requirements are as follows:
1. Entries have to be posted and completed in August 2017. Any submissions after 11:59 EST on August
31st will not be accepted.
The submission page will be enabled on August 1st.
2. Submissions have to be made specifically for the challenge. No reused or
re-purposed pieces will be allowed.
3. Any fanfiction pieces submitted cannot rely on any knowledge other than the
game canon so they can be readily accessible to everyone. They must be
standalone pieces - no sequels to existing works will be allowed.
4. As this year’s theme is broad in scope, the sole thematic requirement for
fanfic submissions is that the word ‘time’
is included somewhere in the body of said submission. Other mediums are not
subject to this requirement but it is encouraged to be depicted some manner.
5. There are no restrictions on fic length or genre. One-shots and poems are
welcome. Multi-chaptered fics must be completed before the end of August or
else they will be removed from listings.
6. All works posted on other sites must mention that the submission is for the
7. If you would like your works featured here, please use the submission page
as changes to the site have made it impossible to pull up tagged posts with
All that is required for submissions is a link to the original posting. As
submitted fanfiction posts are formatted to a standard convention,
the details (synopsis, featured characters, genre, etc) will be pulled from the
link provided. Other mediums will simply be reblogged if the work was posted on Tumblr or hosted with appropriate credited links otherwise. Feel free to include any additional links for collaborators, if
As the challenge is here to celebrate the game and the relationships within,
please refrain from character bashing and keep OCs to perfunctory roles only.
They should be either minor characters to support the main cast or serve as
antagonists - no Main Character x OC pairings, please.
you have any questions about the guidelines outlined above, please do not
hesitate to send an ask! :)
all questions will be answered publicly to minimize repeat questions - barring
any requests to be answered privately, of course. As the theme is different
from previous years’, please do not refer to asks from 2015/2016.)