I had a poll to gauge the interest and I must say I was surprised that the drawing contest got so much votes considering none entered last year.
Also surprised how many didn’t want me to have a contest. It isn’t like I’m forcing people…
I wish you to draw me something based one ONE of these three sentences:
- Slytherin for the win!
- Ariel put her foot in her mouth
- Daddy Thranduil
Prize: Picture of two characters of your choice (in colour or with background or two extra characters)
I wish you to write me a story with 800 – 1200 words, named ONE of these names
- “That day in Disney high school” with Ariel in it somehow
- “A beautiful day in Hogsmeade” featuring either Cassandra or Artemis or both
Prize: Picture of two characters (in black and white with background)
I wish you to colour ONE (or two at most) of these pictures for me
Prize: picture of one character bust of your choice (in colour)
You submit a link to your entry here in this journal comments
You may enter all three contest but only one entry per contest,
except the colouring contest from which you may submit two. But separately.
Last day of submission is the 13th of march, my birthday.
I am the supreme judge, jury and prize manufacturer, all hail me.
So I’m always in search for the next book/book series to read.
(well I don’t really read, I listen to audio books but it's all the same )
Can you give me some suggestions?
I'm in too:
Fantasy, good story arch, non-perfect characters
I also like: assassins, court intrigue, angst, war, fun with genders, races and sexuality, spies, tricksters, some romance, con artists and humour.
But not all books contain all that (the Discworld series do)
So if you know any books that contain some of that preferably the first three things do give me a suggestion. I’d love to get some more suggestions or give some to you
Be sparse with the YA. I can’t seem to be able to get in to that these days.
Okay my Lovelies, I'm gonna have to be firm with you now. NO young adult books/series PLEASE
Books I have read and like
Discworld series. – sir Terry Pratchett
Smart funny Humour Fantasy, different protagonists and stories throughout the series.
Mistborn series – Brandon Sanderson
Epic Fantasy, rollercoaster with surprises that will leave you guessing
The Kingkiller chronicles – Patrik Ruthfuss
Epic Fantasy, becoming the ledged, nicely told by the hero.
The Gentlemen bastards series– Scott Lynch
Fantasy, trickster, con-artist, slowly revealing story told by past and present,
First Law series – Joe Abacrombie
Dark epic fantasy, quest, anti-heroes, war, epicness
Temeraire series – Naomi Novak
Historical Fantasy, Napoleonic wars with dragons, easy read
Kushiel series – Jacqueline Carey
Fantasy, spying, adult, court intrigue, adult, romance, quests, adult.
The curse of Chalion - Lois McMaster Bujold
Fantasy, court intrigue, romance, easy read
Elantris – Brandon Sanderson
Fantasy, troubled land, magic, romance
I’ve read more but these I recommend of the top of my head.
For Halloween the past 4 years I've made the same joke based comic strip.
I've made Disney characters dress up as the opposite gender.
I understand this is popular… I on the other hand am out of ideas and am not fond of repeating the same joke over and over. And I will not do so.
Do you have another idea on the same line?
And I am not tackling heroes cross-dressing as the villains it's been done, very very very much done. I don't crave originality but at least not something common.
Or! Would you like me to make a Halloween picture based on D.H:S.?
or something else maybe.. I know it's early to ask but I really need the time to finish such a big project, write script, draw, colour, layout, set text+ having a life and job=TIME
I wish one could remove this like one could in the old days or atlest disable the comments. Thanks guys I got suggestions and I found insperation for somthing fun.
MY DA ISN'T WOKRING. I can't klick enter, then the entire site freezes. I can't upload anything. It won't accept it just gives me an error images. On top of that the display is of the reservation. my computer is showing a bggy vertion of a mobile-esk display and the uploading department is dual and the images are disapering out of the magins... That and now I got some weird toolbar blocking my menues, a toolbar I can't remove. Guys I've written to DA suport. three days ago. But I can't upload anything while this is going on. And my answering to Comments are going to be weird or fewer than ushal due to the whole freezing thing. So until this is fixed I'm off DA. Sorry guys I can't do anything I've really tried. Looked trhough all the suport and FAQ. So...see ya
EDIT: PROBLEM GONE!!!
You know… I'm not a patient person.
I got a surprisingly short fuse and a tendency for acting and talking before thinking. It's put me in a lot of trouble and unenviable situations over the years…
But I am getting feed up with people reacting in annoying manners to my old Disney pictures, you know the ones under the gallery label "Disney" and they are mostly in colour and I made all of the characters really flawed and horrible for kicks and laughs…
I honestly feel that with in a year I'm gonna loose my cool and just remove all of them an take 'em off the web.
No honestly, if I get another sullen comment, especially on 2010's "Tea-Sing" morloth88.deviantart.com/art/T… or "Never apologise" morloth88.deviantart.com/art/N… about how who's a princess or meg's royalty I'm gonna explode.
Or on How Pocahontas and John Smith shouldn't be together or How Ariel is a Bich or a Slt or a horrible person or how they hate her…or for that matter how they AGREE and hate her! I'm gonna go booooom.
I mean I can sigh and shake my head at the "When's this or that character gonna arrive"
and I can grumpily ignore all the demands of more more and more and next next next.
But I just can't take year upon year of people just butchering my jokes and getting upset about it. What's the point of me having 'em up here if I can't enjoy it?
So…. Yeah I'm rather somewhat extremely annoyed about that at the moment…
I still am no fan of designing clothes. Determining styles is fun, but then trying to come up with the clothing itself is just really hard. That's why I have you guys
People keep wanting to help me design clothes for the various characters and now you guys got two weeks to do it again per request
Design for these characters
Kida: is a rebel, synth/punk, helpful, adventurous, colour black and facial paint.
Vanessa: Is the schools queen of nasty. Attention seeking, Likes to have expensive things. Always wants to be number one in everything
Milo: nerd, gamer, Book devourer extraordinaire, adventurer at heart, has glasses and rocks the grandfather style
Quasimodo: nerdy, is a hunchback, sweetheart, loves escapism like fantasy, extremely insecure.
Charlotte: Likes Fashion, expensive things, Pink, high end, frilly, feminine, cute.
a tip: I like funny and/or reference based prints. And remember, they are trying to look a bit dolled up as it is a night out.
You got two weeks, you may design one set of clothes per character if you wish.
No polywore, no dolls, not written form.
due date: 20 June
"winners" will be presented as they appear in the upcoming comics. (Some will have to wait even longer than others.)
Leave a link to the design here in the comments.
Good luck people! I your supreme judge, look forward to each entry. It's always hard to choose. May the odds be ever in your favour.