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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:33 pm    Post subject: Official 2011 Christmas Contest NOTICE Reply with quote


December is rolling around, and we know what that means! Christmas! Presents! Empty wallets! And FAC's official 2011 Christmas Contest!

Details:
- Christmas themed contest
- This contest's scoring guidelines will rely more heavily on Skill than Creativity, so get your pencils sharpened!
- I will advertise the official contest theme around December 15, 2011 on the main site, forums, and on my own profile
- Prize:
1. Posting the winner on the site news (this will be an alternative to those who still do not completely qualify for featured pictures or are too new to be popular)
2. Official 2011 Christmas Contest Winner Badge to be put on profile and winning picture description

We have until about December 3, 2011 to give me some interesting Christmas contest theme ideas for the official 2011 Christmas Contest! I will only take 10 idea slots.

I will propose one first! Hows about, "If you could have anything for Christmas, what would it be?" Excellent idea me! Thanks me! I am going to put that one the list. Anyone criticize me!

Ideas:
1. If you could have anything for Christmas, what would it be?
2. Who's under that mistletoe?
3. Design the best holiday card with whatever you want on it
4. You're Santa Clause! How do you want your Christmas to be run?
5. You decorated the best Christmas house and yard in the world! What does it look like?
6. The ghosts of Christmas past come to haunt you. What have you done to deserve this?
7. Ambush Santa! Take what you want and run!
8. Awkward Christmas Moment...
9. Best. Christmas. Party. Ever!
10. What do you do on the first snow fall?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bah humbug, you took mine! xD
Well I have plenty of more crazy ideas in mah mind.

How about fun in the snow? like you or your OCs or fav anime/game/any media based canon characters running about in the snow building snowmen, forts, or having snowball fights or making snow angels?

That or who would you want waiting under the mistletoe? xP
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

holiday cards with whatever you want on it (characters from shows, games, books)
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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How about fun in the snow? like you or your OCs or fav anime/game/any media based canon characters running about in the snow building snowmen, forts, or having snowball fights or making snow angels?

That or who would you want waiting under the mistletoe? xP

That mistletoe idea is adorable! I put it on the list as "Who's under the mistletoe?" I am probably just sappy and romantic for Chirstimas, that's all. ;-;

The snow premise is nice, but the favorite OCs/anime game/any media characters being apart of it is too similar to the previous theme. Lets put in some different theme choices than the last one so we will not risk repetitive themes, no matter how popular they are.

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holiday cards with whatever you want on it (characters from shows, games, books)

I have put that on the list!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rodger rodger. xP

Hmmm let's seeeee, how abouuuuut:
Probly not as popular as the others, but maybe new costume designs or takes on Santa's famous red suit? You know, kinda like how they put a gothic spooky twist on it with Sora's santa suit in KH2 Final mix?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Make your own variation of the santa outfit?" That sounds too specific, since it is concentrating on designing a certain outfit for only one part (Santa) of Christmas. Nah!

Hows about, "The most important thing in Christmas is ___." ;-; I imagine a picture of an impoverished family having the time of their lives with a small dinner and no Christmas tree on Christmas day, and another rich family's son getting angry at his parents for not getting him enough presents. Then again, not everyone will choose meaningful pictures like that for this theme...
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dunno, I think your theme sounds good to me. o3o
Kinda reminds you of the famous X-mas story "Gift of the Magi" (That's it right?) or the ending of "How the Grinch stole Christmas." nn
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you mean to say christmas contest on the front page post? yOU put halloween contest by accident I think....correct me if I am wrong. Arrow

typical draw a wintery scene?
favorite characters and/or ocs singing christmas carols together.
santas clause ambush?
christmas fashion show on the walk way?
All I want for christmas is...?

thats some random ideas that popped into my head. Soory i'm not too good at coming up with themes.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Did you mean to say christmas contest on the front page post? yOU put halloween contest by accident I think....correct me if I am wrong.

*cough cough* I knew that! I changed it to "Christmas." Thanks for catching that. I looked at the post many times after I posted it, and I was all, "Yup! Looks simple and accurate enough!" ;-;

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typical draw a wintery scene?
favorite characters and/or ocs singing christmas carols together.
santas clause ambush?
christmas fashion show on the walk way?
All I want for christmas is...?

The Santa Clause Ambush sounds interesting. What do you mean by ambush? The "All I want for christmas is...?" idea is already similar to our theme "If you could have anything for Christmas, what would it be?" The rest of the ideas seem too specific.

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I dunno, I think your theme sounds good to me. o3o
Kinda reminds you of the famous X-mas story "Gift of the Magi" (That's it right?) or the ending of "How the Grinch stole Christmas." nn

;-; If I put up a theme saying, "What Christmas really means to me," would people see that as a meaningful theme or would they just see it as a boringly phrased theme? It may be the lather...

I have another idea! Hows about, "If I was Santa Clause, how would I run my Christmas?"
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

santas clause ambush;...I don't know really. the idea of ambushign santa clause to steal all his presents suddenly came into my head. maybe artist could draw some of their characters or characters from anime/manga/videogames/others.

personally when I think of santas clause ambush and anime/manga, All I can picture is Edward Elric smuggling christmas preasants away from santas factory, while santa is all tied up in a corner, pleading fro ed to come back.

...hee hee, I don't know where tha tidea came from, but if that is one of the themes, that is probably what I willl do.

was that a too ellaborate of an explanation?

..probably Confused
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hehe Umm how about a white chirstmas surpirse for that special someone :3

here In new zealand we never get a white christams Sad it sucks and the only places it does snow are Mt ruapehu but that's in june to august <:C
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmm... well, i know for sure i'm entering this contest, and I personally think that the mistletoe thing sounds fun to do! Smile so, i guess here's an idea i pooped out:

"You decorated the best Christmas house in the world! What does it look like?"
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santas clause ambush;...I don't know really. the idea of ambushign santa clause to steal all his presents suddenly came into my head. maybe artist could draw some of their characters or characters from anime/manga/videogames/others.

personally when I think of santas clause ambush and anime/manga, All I can picture is Edward Elric smuggling christmas preasants away from santas factory, while santa is all tied up in a corner, pleading fro ed to come back.

P; Nah to the anime/manga/videogames part. If we word it like "Draw your favorite anime/manga/game etc. chracters ambushing Santa!" it would sound too similar to the previous Halloween Contest theme. We could just leave it as a vague theme and say, "Ambush Santa! Take what you want and run!" That could leave enough leeway for ideas. P;

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hehe Umm how about a white chirstmas surpirse for that special someone :3

here In new zealand we never get a white christams it sucks and the only places it does snow are Mt ruapehu but that's in june to august <:C

You mean have a snow-themed contest?

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"You decorated the best Christmas house in the world! What does it look like?"

That could work! I put it in. Not many people are good at drawing houses and background though, but it is still neat. You could draw a lot for a house...I guess!

Hows about, "The ghosts of Christmas past come to haunt you. What have you done to deserve this?" Or maybe even something common and vague like, "My typical Christmas is..." NO. That will not work. Hows about, "You spend Christmas with your love. What is it like?" That may be a little sappy though...

I have decided midway that 5 ideas is too little. ;-; There are a lot of good ideas, so we will go back to 10. INDECISIVENESS! GO!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmm i'm Jewish don't celebrate it but i like the season of it what about dress an official character or an oc as Santa can be couples or alone and see what ensues
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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santas clause ambush;...I don't know really. the idea of ambushign santa clause to steal all his presents suddenly came into my head. maybe artist could draw some of their characters or characters from anime/manga/videogames/others.

personally when I think of santas clause ambush and anime/manga, All I can picture is Edward Elric smuggling christmas preasants away from santas factory, while santa is all tied up in a corner, pleading fro ed to come back.

P; Nah to the anime/manga/videogames part. If we word it like "Draw your favorite anime/manga/game etc. chracters ambushing Santa!" it would sound too similar to the previous Halloween Contest theme. We could just leave it as a vague theme and say, "Ambush Santa! Take what you want and run!" That could leave enough leeway for ideas. P;


yeah thats waht I meant. just ambush Santa, and then allow the artists to create what comes into their mind.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about this?

What scenery do you imagine when you hear a christmas song?

Eh not one of my better ideas but just tossing it out there. xP
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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hmm i'm Jewish don't celebrate it but i like the season of it what about dress an official character or an oc as Santa can be couples or alone and see what ensues

You do not wake up early to get Christmas presents under the tree? THAT'S TERRIBLE. Crying or Very sad That idea is plain since it just concentrates on characters and the generic Santa Claus outfit. We already have, "You're Santa! How would you run your Christmas?" so it still has parts of your theme in there.

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What scenery do you imagine when you hear a christmas song?

Scenery is not for everyone, but that idea can be incorporated into a previous theme. I changed #5 to: You decorated the best Christmas house and yard in the world! What does it look like?

What about a more different theme like: "Your mom and dad are near bankruptcy, and they cannot afford Christmas presents. What do you do to make up for it on Christmas?"
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

naw we get presents for Hanukkah so it's all good^^

what is who is under the mistletoe about
come to think of it 4 and 7 sound similar take what you want and run from Santa and how would you run your Xmas as Santa
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Falconlobo wrote:
naw we get presents for Hanukkah so it's all good^^

what is who is under the mistletoe about
come to think of it 4 and 7 sound similar take what you want and run from Santa and how would you run your Xmas as Santa


actually 4 and 7 are really different. 4 is more of a specific theme that you have to somewhat follow. 7 is more of a do what comes into your mind kind of idea.

heres another.
An awkward christmas moment
Christmas at school (not too sure about that one)
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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When celebrating Christmas, some families put a plant called the "mistletoe" on the door or somewhere high. Anyone under the mistletoe would traditionally feel obligated to kiss. It is a fun romantic/silly Christmas custom. People can draw really funny pictures for that! Wink

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come to think of it 4 and 7 sound similar take what you want and run from Santa and how would you run your Xmas as Santa

"You're Santa Clause! How do you want your Christmas to be run?" means to have a character or you be Santa Claus. You draw a picture of how you would run your Christmas. You could make it a big present success or a big catastrophe.
"Ambush Santa!" means a moment where you/your characters attack Santa Claus and take his presents/reindeer/SOMETHING. It would be a funny picture to see what you really value if you could take anything from Santa. A little crude, but fun enough!

Thus, yes, they are different.

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Christmas at school (not too sure about that one)

I put your awkward idea up. Sounds fun! The Christmas at school idea will not work though. We are not very sympathetic of a theme that never happens. ;-; If school happened on Christmas, I would boycott the school, lol.

EDIT: I took out the "You spend Christmas with the one you love. What do you do?" idea. It was too lame for me after all. That is more of a Valentine's theme.
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