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Just This Once · She-Ra Short Story ·
Organised by QuillScratch
Word limit 2000–8000
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#1 · 2
Hello everyone! It's time for a She-Ra writeoff—and our first writeoff since the show has finished! A few quick housekeeping notes from me:
• New users, make sure you're familiar with the event rules before starting, but feel free to ask questions. If you have any questions regarding the anonymity rule and are worried about asking them in public for fear of accidentally breaking it, feel free to contact me on any platform you can find me on (I'm in both the writeoff discord and the She-Ra discord, and I run our woefully un-followed twitter and tumblr accounts!)
• While there's no rules against writing/drawing entries with season five spoilers in them (and this is fully expected!), please don't submit prompts with spoilers in them! When the prompt goes live, the URL of the event will include the prompt name, and I don't want to spoil people while trying to promote the event.

Other than that, I hope everyone has a fun contest! Looking forward to seeing all of your entries <3
#2 · 1
Just this one story for "Just This Once," huh? Not too surprising, since there were only two people interested enough to submit a prompt. Sorry, but I'm probably going to have to sit out this round, too. I haven't finished the last season, and I don't want to risk spoilers in reading the entry. If I happen to finish it before the round ends, I'll come back and give a review.
#3 · 1
· on One Night to Forget
Now that I've finally finished the show, I'll come back to review this one. And as it turns out, I could have anyway, since there are no season 5 spoilers in here. A few small editing issues and instances of repetition, but it's pretty polished.

On the plus side, I liked the characterization here. Well, I was going to separate the pluses and minuses, but I've already hit something I can't discuss without bringing up both.

So, this is just a retelling of "Princess Prom" with Catra and Adora switched. It doesn't really come to a different conclusion, either, so I'm left wondering what the point was of seeing this alternate take on it. It is a little different, and here's where I'll bring in the characterization. You didn't switch the two entirely, just their roles. Adora's personality remains the same, while Catra is a little different. She's just less antagonistic, but her attitudes aren't that different. So by neither one trying to be antagonistic, it does make the scenario play out a little differently than the original. It's more amicable, less confrontational. I have to wonder how they match, though. An Adora who still has the same personality—a personality that drive her to turn away from the Horde—is now sticking with them? That's hard to believe. Not that it couldn't work, but there's no exploration made of it. Catra's easier to believe in her new role. She's deathly afraid of abandonment, but in this case, she's not the one who was abandoned, so she's not going to have that raw emotional wound from it. Yet at the end, it all winds up in the same place, so why did it matter that their roles were switched?

Normally, one of these AU pieces will change something about the original and explore how things play out differently as a result, but it really didn't. Was that the point? That it was destined to happen that way no matter what? The story didn't really seem to be pressing that message. I was waiting for it to be revealed either Adora or Catra had been dreaming/imagining this scenanrio and coming to a realization from it, but while the journey was nice enough, I don't know what the purpose was.