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Glass Mouse
2010-12-06, 04:55 PM
Introducing
The incredible!
The fantastic!
The glorious...
THE CHALLENGE!

If you haven't joined yet, now's your chance!

The rules are simple:

Each week, starting the week after you accept the CHALLENGE, you are to upload six creative works done by yourself. Sunday is the deadline.
Every week you meet the CHALLENGE, you'll get a week counter. If you fail to meet the CHALLENGE, your counter will reset. At certain intervals, you earn prizes (see the FAQ).
For inspiration, every week a participant picks a theme - going by the list. Feel free to use the theme in your works, but it's not mandatory.
Anyone is free to enter the CHALLENGE, and it continues for as long as there are participants.



Many thanks to Rockbird for starting the CHALLENGE concept! We hope many more will join!
Here's (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=171954) a link to the first CHALLENGE thread.



FAQ/Guide

Where can I upload my works?
Anywhere goes, really. DeviantArt, a thread here on gitp, Photobucket, PM the finished works to me, or anything else you'd like (many put their works in this thread from time to time).
The only requirement is that I must be able to find it, so please keep your contributions in one spot, or throw me a PM with links if you need to scatter it.


What is a "creative work"?
The creative work may be drawing, sculpting, writing, anything creative. It needs to be an actual work (no doodles or unfinished pieces), but there are different requirements for different types of works.
If in doubt, ask. We can usually find a way to work something out.

Drawings
The rule of thumb is that one drawing equals one piece. But any work with multiple pieces fit to stand on their own can be counted as multiple submissions. A couple of examples:
Two non-descript generic people playing chess, no background = 1.
Two distinct characters playing chess, no background = 1 each.
-//- playing in a cafeteria = as above +1 for the scene
-//- with a detailed mall/cityscape/other elaborate setting = characters +1 for immediate surroundings +1 for the larger backdrop. Possibly another +1 if there's a notable event or scene in the background.

Writing
For writing, a piece is defined as 250 words. This can stack, so it need not be finished works (a full week would be 1500 words). Please include a word count anytime you submit writing.

A poem (any length) counts as one.

Films
For shortfilms and the like, 30 seconds count as a piece. This can also stack.

Figurines
One figurine counts as one piece.


What is the deal with the themes?
Every week, there's a theme chosen by a CHALLENGE participant. We go through the participant list one by one, and you're are free to pick anything.
A good theme is specific enough to matter, but vague enough to be interpreted in different ways.

The themes are not mandatory, but it's always fun to see how different people use different themes. In the status update, I will give special mention to whatever pieces followed the themes.


What are the prizes?

The first time you pass the 18 week mark, IncoherentEssay will craft and mail you one figurine of your choice*.
For every 8th consecutive week passed, Glass Mouse will draw you a carefully-made drawing**.
For every 5th consecutive week passed, Viera Champion will write a poem for you, and it will be based off a prompt of your choice.
For every 20 weeks (for those who make it that far) of non-stop completion, Viera Champion will write a short story about topic/plot of your choice. Your request for the story can be as specific and detailed as you would like.
For every 4th consecutive week passed AND following the theme (one themed piece will do), Glass Mouse will do one character portrait (colour, celshaded) of your choice**.


* within board rules and reasonable size constraints.
** within legal, SFW and personal limits.

Don't worry about remembering these. The prize crafters will keep an eye out and let you know when you qualify for a prize.

If you have a prize you want to offer, speak up.




Current participants
Glass (http://glassmouse89.deviantart.com/) Mouse (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eraipbE-cl5mbHkg1L8s8cwnV4ApWfn66IdIEPgarwc/edit)
Current run: 183 weeks
Longest run: -
Themes: 3 weeks

Lycunadari
Current run: 69 weeks
Longest run: -
Themes: -

TheWombatOfDoom
Current run: 38 weeks
Longest run: 3 weeks
Themes: -

Neoriceisgood (http://neoriceisgood.imgur.com/)
Current run: 30 weeks (pending)
Longest run: 32 weeks
Themes: -

redfeatherraven
Current run: 1 week
Longest run: 4 weeks
Themes: -

Rysc
Current run: 19 weeks
Longest run: -
Themes: -

íNeath the Moon
Current run: 6 weeks
Longest run: -
Themes: 2 weeks

Lissou
Current run: 3 weeks
Longest run: -
Themes: -

MeanMrsMustard
Current run: -
Longest run: 39 weeks
Themes: -




Former participants
D.KnightSpider (http://darkknightspider.deviantart.com/)
Longest run: 32 weeks

Iruka
Longest run: 7 weeks

Corphiiel (http://corphiiel.tumblr.com/)
Longest run: 1 week

Moriwen
Longest run: 5 weeks

Grozomah
Longest run: 4 weeks

HeadlessMermaid
Longest run: 11 weeks

ArkenPony
Longest run: 1 week

HeadlessMermaid
Longest run: 11 weeks

Stake A Vamp
Longest run: 1 week

Oblivion6
Longest run: 1 week

rs2excelsior
Longest run: 5 weeks

C'nor
Longest run: 11 weeks

Viera Champion
Longest run: 2 weeks

Icewalker
Longest run: 3 weeks

KerfuffleMach2 (http://kerfufflemach2.deviantart.com/)
Longest run: 1 week

Icewalker
Longest run: 13 weeks

Zjoot (http://zjoot.tumblr.com/)
Longest run: 18 weeks

Mercenary Pen
Longest run: 5 weeks

nersxe
Longest run: 4 weeks

flyingchicken (http://grendel-the-monster.deviantart.com/)
Longest run: 1 week

ShadowySilence (http://shadowysilence.deviantart.com/)
Longest run: 4 weeks

Icewalker
Longest run: 3 weeks

Kyouhen (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=228884)
Longest run: 12 weeks

Shades of Gray (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=185412)
Longest run: 4 weeks

Lil Shiro (now Viera Champion) (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=210075)
Longest run: 2 weeks

Reltzik (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=235397)
Longest run: 9 weeks

Lazy Genius (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201597)
Longest run: 3 weeks

Mad Mask (http://mad-mask.deviantart.com/)
Longest run: 10 weeks

GrlumpTheElder (http://freewebs.com/schlumps/challenge.htm)
Longest run: 12 weeks

IncoherentEssay (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169684)
Longest run: 46 weeks

Tyndmyr (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=11447278)
Longest run: 1 week

azuyomi244 (http://azuyomi244.deviantart.com/)
Longest run: 4 weeks

Mindfreak586 (http://s1105.photobucket.com/home/mindfreak586)
Longest run: 2 weeks

Neoriceisgood (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=185373)
Longest run: 8 weeks

Concrete (http://persistant.deviantart.com/)
Longest run: 3 weeks

Rockbird (http://esradman.deviantart.com/)
Longest run: 5 weeks

Fraudman (http://fraudman.deviantart.com/)
Longest run: 5 weeks

Fritzell (http://fritzell.deviantart.com/)
Longest run: 3 weeks

Jessicat (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=172586)
Longest run: 1 week

Glass Mouse
2010-12-06, 05:12 PM
Okay, Sunday should be over for everyone, and it's time to see if the CHALLENGE is met!

IncoherentEssay passes this week for awesome gladiator, hobgoblin and general fighting figurines!

Concrete uploaded two very cool and gritty-looking character drawings.

Fritzell uploaded an awesomely detailed robot.

Glass Mouse passed this week with assorted drawings and comics.

Fraudman and Rockbird have both stated that they're out for now.


Thus, it's my unfortunate duty to say...
Concrete and Fritzell, you failed! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27yJi8SDTYo)

Now get back into the fight! :smallwink:

This week's theme will be chosen by Rockbird.

KerfuffleMach2
2010-12-06, 11:03 PM
Hmmm...intrigue me, this does...

Okay, I'm in.

And, odds are good I'll put some of my stuff actually in the thread. In spoilers, of course.

Glass Mouse
2010-12-07, 06:01 AM
Hi Kerfuffle! Great to have you on board!

Feel free to put stuff in this thread, but if you have a main uploading spot, please link to it (DA, a separate thread, anything) :smallsmile:

Neoriceisgood
2010-12-07, 08:19 AM
Sounds interesting, I think you can count me in. :smallcool:

How strict is the definition on "drawing" btw? Cause I've got quite a few different tools of trade in the 2D realm.

Glass Mouse
2010-12-07, 09:12 AM
Nice! Welcome, Neoriseisgood!
Can I have a link to your uploading spot of choice as well?

Considering that one participant is doing figurines, I'd say the definition is pretty broad. The CHALLENGE is mostly to force ourselves to be productive, to pimp our stuff, and - if you're the competitive type - prove that you can last longer than everyone else :smallwink:
So, yeah. Anything that counts as a "finished piece" would qualify.

Personally, I'm hoping this can inspire some comments and critique among the participants, as well. Everyone could use a pat on the back or a piece of advice.
Not that it's mandatory or anything, just a little hope from my side :smallsmile:

Neoriceisgood
2010-12-07, 04:19 PM
Uploading spot of choice ... Wow, I'll have to think about that one.

I don't really like posting anything I can do within a day on deviantart, so that probably won't be it ... I'd have to consider posting an art thread somewhere, maybe, not sure. :smallfrown:

Glass Mouse
2010-12-13, 07:28 AM
Okay! Sunday is over no matter your time zone, so once again it's time to see if the CHALLENGE has been met!

IncoherentEssay passes the CHALLENGE with assorted, cool figurines (the refined Troll and the masked samurai are my personal favorites).

Concrete has made a yeti girl, a blatantly naked guy, and a slightly unsettling little piece, all with the regular gritty penciling and awesome shading.

Fritzell hasn't uploaded anything new.

Glass Mouse passes with comics, snark art and character designs.

Rockbird, Fraudman and HellfireLover are all on standby.


Thus, it's my unfortunate duty to say...
Concrete and Fritzell, you failed (again)! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27yJi8SDTYo)

I'll send out a PM to find out if you're still interested in participating.

KerfuffleMach2 and Neoriceisgood, I'll need links to your respective galleries/threads/you-name-it if you're still serious about participating. I hope you are :smallsmile:
Oh, and Neoriseisgood, you're welcome to use this thread as an uploading spot for your smaller works. It sounded like KerfuffleMach2 was going to do the same.

Oh, and I changed my own gallery to DA instead of the Giantitp thread. That Scrapbook exists for a reason :smallwink:

Edit:
Oops, and it's IncoherentEssay's turn to pick a theme (we're skipping standby'ed people now - unless a standby'ed person shows up and voices a desire to pick. Not trying to exclude anyone :smallsmile:)

IncoherentEssay
2010-12-13, 08:09 AM
Alright then, theme is Architecture (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Architecture), as per the wider definition (in a nutshell: anything inanimate and large-scaled, be it buildings or landscaping).
Most Challenge entries so far have been character-focused so i feel a little variation might be in order.

Glass Mouse
2010-12-20, 06:05 AM
Sunday's over!

Rockbird, Fraudman and Hellfirelover are still on standby.

IncoherentEssay passes with architectural figurines (a tomb, a portal and a very cool... tower turtle, I guess?) and some characters.

Concrete stated his desire to continue the CHALLENGE, and he has uploaded a character drawing and a scary law enforcement... thing.

Fritzell didn't answer my enquiry, but he uploaded a drawing of a witch doctor.

Glass Mouse passes with comics and various drawings (a political satire, a train compartment and a horse).

I still need KerfuffleMach2's and Neoriceisgood's galleries? Are you guys still there?


Thus...
Concrete and Fritzell, you failed (again)! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27yJi8SDTYo)

I'm making a list of standby'ed participants and moving Fritzell there until I've heard from him.

It's Concrete's turn to choose the theme :smallsmile:

Neoriceisgood
2010-12-20, 02:59 PM
Yeah, I've been sick the last few days so haven't been super internet-active.

Uhh, how about I make an art thread on giantitp where I post stuff, that'd qualify right? I need to gather some stuff I've done this week to put in it, but otherwise I can get that done pretty quickly. :smallsmile:

Glass Mouse
2010-12-20, 04:31 PM
Sure, that'd be perfect. I'll keep an eye out for your thread and add it when it shows up :smallsmile:

Hope you're feeling better. Being sick sucks.

Glass Mouse
2010-12-21, 05:23 PM
Okay! Badish news. I'm going away for the holidays, and I may not be able to access a computer before the 9th of January.

If I can get to a computer, I'll let you know as soon as possible (probably Saturday), but if I can't, there are three possibilites:

The CHALLENGE goes completely on standby.
Someone else volunteers to keep track and remind people to pick themes and all that jazz (the opening post will just be updated when I get back).
The CHALLENGE continues as usual, but nothing is being counted before the 9th of January - where everyone (who's been keeping up) will get a 3 week counter, of course.


Personally, I'd definitely prefer possibilities number two and three. I'm not that important, after all :smallwink:
So... Thoughts?


PS. I won't be able to upload pictures while I'm away (that's for sure). But I definitely plan on drawing, and if I upload the appropriate amount of pictures when I return, I'm thinking I'll be allowed to keep my streak. Any protests?

IncoherentEssay
2010-12-21, 05:47 PM
#3 get's my vote, with January 9th as the deadline for the three preceding weeks. So, as long as everything for the three weeks is up by then, it counts. No point in penalizing for social obligations and the associated technical difficulties afterall.

I'd also like to suggest that the right to declare a weekly theme is opened to people not in the Challenge if the theme has not been declared by wednesday. Might get some more people interested in the Challenge and hopefully leads to less skipped themes.

Glass Mouse
2010-12-21, 06:18 PM
Yeah, that was more or less my reasoning (about #3) :smallsmile:

Very good idea about the theme picking!
I'd suggest Tuesday as a deadline, though - 24 hours should be enough when you're able to know in advance when your turn is, and it'd leave more time to incorporate the theme into a week's drawings.


Your theme last week was awesome, by the way. It pushed me to draw out of my comfort zone, which is always a good thing. More themes like that, please :smallwink:

Glass Mouse
2011-01-08, 05:56 PM
Hi guys, I'm back!

Just posting to remind you all to upload your works before this sunday is over. There are 3 week counters on the line, people - it's worth it :smallwink:

Neorice, if you've made an art thread, please throw a link in this thread. I couldn't find one in the "Arts and Crafts" section here, but I may just be a sloppy searcher.

Kefuffle, are you still in?


And everyone else, remember:

The CHALLENGE is always open to new participants!

All you need is somewhere to post 6 drawings a week, and the dedication to do it!

After all, isn't January the perfect time for bettering yourself? :smallwink:

Glass Mouse
2011-01-10, 09:36 AM
All right, time to restart the CHALLENGE for good! Sunday status ahoy!


KerfuffleMach2 and Neoriceisgood still haven't posted links to their respective galleries. You still there, guys? If you don't show any signs of life, I'm deleting you from the list.

IncoherentEssay has uploaded the appropirate amount every week (there's a lot of tanks) and thus passes.

Concrete hasn't uploaded anything at all.

Glass Mouse passes with regular comics and a bunch of pictures uploaded yesterday.


Thus...
Concrete, you failed (again)! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27yJi8SDTYo)

Fritzell tells me that he's out, and I'm writing to Rockbird, Fraudman and Hellfirelover to hear if they're still interested in re-joining some day.

Apparantly, we're down to two active participants. It's definitely enough to keep the CHALLENGE going, but more people would be nice. Any ideas for advertising?


This week, it's my turn to choose a theme, and I choose: crazy animals.

Happy drawing!

Glass Mouse
2011-01-17, 12:28 AM
Um, wow. Quadruple posting. Oh, well, time for sunday!

IncoherentEssay passes with an adventuring party and three... pretty disturbing animals (the turtle is awesome).

Concrete still hasn't uploaded anything. I'm moving him to the standby list.

Glass Mouse passes with comics and assorted, comic-related drawings.

Rockbird and Fraudman are definitely out. As are KerfuffleMach2 and Neoriceisgood, since I haven't heard anything (I'm deleting you guys totally, as you haven't had a single run).


I hope it's okay I didn't fail anyone this time around. It seems pretty clear that Concrete is out, and I don't want to keep punishing him for not telling us :smallwink:

The "down to two participants" is now official. I hope you're still interested in keeping it going, IncoherentEssay. Two is enough for me, and new people might always show up.

In any case, it's your turn to choose a theme.
(the "if nothing has been chosen by Tuesday, anyone can decide" is in effect, yes?).

IncoherentEssay
2011-01-17, 05:02 AM
Sure, it's only 40 rounds or so to a full year, might as well keep going.

I suppose the low participation is due to a few factors, primarily obscurity (GitP A&C isn't exactly a thriving hub of art, in the grander scale of the internets) and a daunting first step (going from ~0-1 to 6/week is a pretty large change no matter how you look at it).
There might also be a degree of implied exclusivity, in that the Challenge is limited to drawing (untrue as it is, Neorice's question shows that the assumption is there). So people who do OotS style, write short stories or do other less common forms of creative works stories don't ask to participate.

So clarifying that the Challenge is open to all forms of creative works, applying a gradually increasing quota (for example week1 = 3, w2 = 4, w3 = 5, w4+ = 6) and/or poking around other sites/GitP subforums for participants could help a bit. Or shameless bribery offering a prize for completing x weeks, a free avatar or something snazzy to add to sig?
The Challenge did start as an 'Ironman' endurance competition of sorts, but there is a secondary theme of practicing and improving ones skills on the way, which would benefit from increased participation.

Anyway, Theme: mecha/robots.

Edit: okaay..., the post is in the thread, but doesn't register on the subforum display? Might be so only on my end, but even if it isn't, i have no idea how to fix it anyway.

KerfuffleMach2
2011-01-19, 06:00 PM
<_<...>_>...

Hi!

Sorry bout that. Real life kinda kicked me in the face a bit. Didn't have time to draw.

So, guess I'll be restarting this.

And I have stuff to show! (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=10195343&postcount=574)

Glass Mouse
2011-01-19, 10:16 PM
Sure, it's only 40 rounds or so to a full year, might as well keep going.

Haha. Ambition defined!


(various ideas and thoughts)

I think you're right about... well, all points.

I'll rewrite the rules to have a broader definition than "drawing".

I really, really like the idea about prizes! I'm not entirely sure how to pull it off, though. Maybe a list of voluntary prize-crafters (among the participants) who could offer costum-drawn/written/sculpted/performance danced/whatever stuff to the winners? That way, every "winner" gets something unique and cool (and the prize-crafting participant has something to add to hirs quota - everyone wins!)
I'd suggest a price after every 4 weeks finished - which amounts to a prize per month. Too much? Too little?
I think the prize idea might be the most effective so far :smallsmile:

Poking around, plugging and directly inviting people (on and outside of the playground) could be a great way of getting more participants. I'm not sure we can do this on an organised scale, though.
This is, however, one of the ideas that would greatly benefit from more participants in and off itself.

As for the gradually increasing quota... It could work. I was thinking "week1 = 2, week2 = 4, week3 = 6", but honestly, I've been more-or-less drawing three comic pages a week for two years now, so I don't really have a good feeling for how a 0-to-6 transition should be handled. You be the judge ^^

I was thinking about scratching the whole "announcing in big letters and TF2 voice" for failed runs. It seems rather... demotivating.
Maybe it's just personal philosophy, but I think encouragement (or bribing) tends to work better than humiliation (even when it's sprinkled with TF2 awesomeness).


Edit: okaay..., the post is in the thread, but doesn't register on the subforum display? Might be so only on my end, but even if it isn't, i have no idea how to fix it anyway.

Strange. It didn't show up on my listed subscriptions either, hence why this reply is so late. Huh.


<_<...>_>...

Hi!

Sorry bout that. Real life kinda kicked me in the face a bit. Didn't have time to draw.

So, guess I'll be restarting this.

And I have stuff to show! (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=10195343&postcount=574)

Hi again Kerfuffle! Great to see you back in the saddle. I hope real life will refrain from kicking you too hard for returning :smallwink:

I like your drawing style. It seems kinda familiar, though I can't put my finger on why. You're pretty good with expressions, too. Keep it up!

KerfuffleMach2
2011-01-20, 02:28 AM
Hi again Kerfuffle! Great to see you back in the saddle. I hope real life will refrain from kicking you too hard for returning :smallwink:

Me too. Me too.


I like your drawing style. It seems kinda familiar, though I can't put my finger on why. You're pretty good with expressions, too. Keep it up!

Why thank you. You know, I always found faces one of the hardest parts for me to draw, too. Always do them last because of it.

IncoherentEssay
2011-01-21, 01:24 PM
2-4-6 seems fine, 2 is to get going and 4 a good measure of whether one can rise up to the Challenge or not.
I don't have much recruitment options myself, so i'll just grab a copy of the link for my sig. Might help, even if i don't post all that much.
And we can drop the U-tube link from the U-Fail announcements, everyone knows where it is by now if they feel the need to hear it :smalltongue:.

On prizes, 4 weeks seems somewhat low to me. I'd set it at 8. It's more of something to look forwards to than something that comes up all the time. Maybe a sig-badge that say "I lasted [X] weeks in the Challenge!" would be good in addition to the request-prize? An increasingly fancier badge for each 4 weeks. Everyone likes shiny things afterall.
I probably won't be cashing in any requests myself tho', already have enough trouble coming up with ideas for stuff to make myself :smalltongue:.

Glass Mouse
2011-01-23, 11:10 PM
An optional "2-4-6" increasing quota and prizes every 8 months are fine by me (I see what you're getting at with the prizes - they should be earned! :smallwink:).
Any volunteers for prize crafting? (other than me)
Any volunteers for badge design?


Also, Sunday's up!

IncoherentEssay passes with three awesome mechas (of varying shape and size) and assorted military people.

KerfuffleMach2 passes with a bunch of cool-ly detailed and stylised character drawings (including a running auto-transformer-small-helicopter-bot)

Glass Mouse passes with comics and assorted drawings (including a requested character portrait and a friendly mecha-bot).


This means that NO ONE fails this CHALLENGE round!
A special congrats to Kerfuffle for passing your first week! :smallsmile:

Technically, it would be my turn to choose a theme, but I vote that we give the turn to Kerfuffle - if nothing else for the variety!

P.S. I like your sig, IE :smallwink:

KerfuffleMach2
2011-01-24, 05:19 PM
My turn? Hmmm...

Dragons. That sound good? Sounds good to me.

Already got a couple of ideas going...

ShadowySilence
2011-01-24, 05:30 PM
May I join the challenge? :smallsmile:

Glass Mouse
2011-01-24, 06:58 PM
Dragons? I approve! :smallbiggrin:


May I join the challenge? :smallsmile:

Of course! The CHALLENGE is open to everyone.
...Especially a fellow comiceer :smallwink:

All we'll need is a link to your work (DA, a GiantITP thread, PhotoBucket or anything you'd be comfortable with).

Will you jump right in at 6 works a week, or would you like a gradually increasing quota (week1 = 2 works, week2 = 4 works, week3+ = 6 works)?

ShadowySilence
2011-01-24, 07:56 PM
I think I will try going for the whole thing the first time, would I be joining this week's challenge or do I wait until next week?

Edit: I will be using DA as my link site.

Glass Mouse
2011-01-24, 09:53 PM
Coolness! Could you link it?

You're free to choose in which week you want to join. No rules about that :smallsmile:

ShadowySilence
2011-01-24, 09:57 PM
Coolness! Could you link it?

You're free to choose in which week you want to join. No rules about that :smallsmile:

Sure, here is the link:

http://shadowysilence.deviantart.com/

I will join in this week since it is only Monday, I hope I can keep up! :smallbiggrin:

Glass Mouse
2011-01-25, 08:08 AM
That's the spirit! :smallwink:

I'm adding you to the opening post.

Neoriceisgood
2011-01-29, 06:27 PM
Okay joining this for real now, have an actual thread for progress as well.

http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=185373


Sorry about joining and not doing anything earlier, very very untimely crisis irl, thankfully subverted it again as well. :smallsigh:

so yeah, will be posting art in that thread for the Challenge.

KerfuffleMach2
2011-01-29, 09:17 PM
Okay, yeah. I won't be able to make it this week. Stupid school projects.

Should have stuff for next week, though.

Shades of Gray
2011-01-29, 09:38 PM
Sign me up, starting on Monday. (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=185412)

ShadowySilence
2011-01-29, 09:46 PM
I think I am going to have to restart on Monday. Here I am sitting at my computer with one real piece of art done and realizing EKK DUE TOMMOROW! :smalleek: Sorry about this, I had a lot busier week than I suspected earlier. I will have to plan my future attempts better so I don't fail so badly again! :smallbiggrin:

Glass Mouse
2011-01-31, 08:34 AM
Okay joining this for real now, have an actual thread for progress as well.

http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=185373

Sorry about joining and not doing anything earlier, very very untimely crisis irl, thankfully subverted it again as well. :smallsigh:

so yeah, will be posting art in that thread for the Challenge.

Awesome! I hope your new internship will treat you a lot better. (mwahah, I'm stalking you already!)


Sign me up, starting on Monday. (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=185412)

Double awesome!

You're both added to the list! Great to see you on board :smallbiggrin:


I think I am going to have to restart on Monday. Here I am sitting at my computer with one real piece of art done and realizing EKK DUE TOMMOROW! :smalleek: Sorry about this, I had a lot busier week than I suspected earlier. I will have to plan my future attempts better so I don't fail so badly again! :smallbiggrin:

Ahhh, the art of pacing :smallwink:
I hope you'll fare better next week! And hey, you did put up a poem, that's something!


Okay, yeah. I won't be able to make it this week. Stupid school projects.

Should have stuff for next week, though.

Good to hear you'll be back next week! School projects are horrible time consumers, I can testament to that.


Sunday update in 3... 2... 1...

Glass Mouse
2011-01-31, 08:52 AM
Hurray, Sunday's over (some four to five hours ago, actually... I blame RL).


Neorice passes with comics, (very good) props to comic background, an extensive hair tutorial and assorted banners and buttons (also for the comic). I hope I got that right.

IncoherentEssay passes with wingless dragons (what did that dragon ever do to those adventurers, anyway?) and assorted figurines (including a very cool... whatever that thing with the hands was).

KerfuffleMach didn't upload anything, but promises to be back next week.

ShadowySilence put up this CHALLENGE's first poem (which is awesome).

Glass Mouse passes with comics, a lindworm (a kind of dragon), a self-portrait and a manga-style drawing.


Thus, KerfuffleMach and ShadowySilence fail this round!

IncoherentEssay, Neorice and Glass Mouse pass this round!


It's ShadowySilence's turn to choose a theme :smallsmile:

Neoriceisgood
2011-01-31, 11:05 AM
Awesome! I hope your new internship will treat you a lot better. (mwahah, I'm stalking you already!)


Yeah I hope so too ... at least it isn't every day of the week anymore. :smallfrown:

(edit: I didn't even see the white text until I quoted you :smalltongue:)

Neorice passes with comics, (very good) props to comic background, an extensive hair tutorial and assorted banners and buttons (also for the comic). I hope I got that right.

Also a few commission images on DA, but that's pretty much the stuff I posted here, so it's a good list. :smallamused:

ShadowySilence
2011-01-31, 02:53 PM
It's ShadowySilence's turn to choose a theme :smallsmile:

Ok, hmmm here are multiple ideas:

-end of an age

-cannon style

-pinned down

Glass Mouse
2011-01-31, 06:02 PM
Also a few commission images on DA, but that's pretty much the stuff I posted here, so it's a good list. :smallamused:

Yay. I'm glad I got it, as I had to do a bit of detective work. Is there any place you collect everything?


@ShadowySilence: Multiple themes? Coolness. Maybe I should up the ante and go through them all (three "themed" works, ahoy!)

Shades of Gray
2011-01-31, 06:11 PM
What do you mean by "Cannon Style" ?

ShadowySilence
2011-01-31, 07:04 PM
What do you mean by "Cannon Style" ?

I am referring to any cannon like weapon.

Neoriceisgood
2011-01-31, 07:35 PM
Yay. I'm glad I got it, as I had to do a bit of detective work. Is there any place you collect everything?



Hahah not really, I'm pretty shoddy when it comes to collective galleries, most of the stuff I do never makes it off of my harddrive. :smallbiggrin:

Glass Mouse
2011-01-31, 08:10 PM
Hahah not really, I'm pretty shoddy when it comes to collective galleries, most of the stuff I do never makes it off of my harddrive. :smallbiggrin:

Well, then, I'm gonna continue to rely on detective work. In the future, just complain loudly if I fail you unjustifiably, all right? :smallwink:

KerfuffleMach2
2011-02-05, 10:53 PM
Alrighty, I have things drawn and scanned, but my computer hates me.

So, tomorrow, things will be uploaded and posted. Yay!

Ninjaman
2011-02-06, 11:39 AM
Can i join (http://s1103.photobucket.com/albums/g467/Ninjamanhammer/?previewTheme=13&track=addtheme&previewCancelUrl=%3Faction%3Dthemeadd)

Geno9999
2011-02-06, 12:39 PM
So how do the participants know what the challenge of the week is? Or do they make up their own?

Glass Mouse
2011-02-06, 01:58 PM
Alrighty, I have things drawn and scanned, but my computer hates me.

So, tomorrow, things will be uploaded and posted. Yay!

Coolness. As long as it's still before midnight in any time zone, you're good!


Can i join (http://s1103.photobucket.com/albums/g467/Ninjamanhammer/?previewTheme=13&track=addtheme&previewCancelUrl=%3Faction%3Dthemeadd)

Of course! You're added to the opening post. Starting next week, I guess? :smallsmile:


So how do the participants know what the challenge of the week is? Or do they make up their own?

The theme is chosen by a participant (going by the opening post's list). It's annouced every week in the thread, usually some time during monday.
It's not mandatory to use it, though. Just squeeze as much inspiration out of the theme as you'd like.

Ninjaman
2011-02-06, 03:38 PM
Of course! You're added to the opening post. Starting next week, I guess? :smallsmile:

Nice, when is the theme told?

Glass Mouse
2011-02-06, 03:42 PM
Nice, when is the theme told?

See my answer to Geno9999 in my previous post :smallsmile:

Glass Mouse
2011-02-07, 07:38 AM
Okay, I've gone as long as I can, but sunday is officially over everywhere!

IncoherentEssay passes with (you guessed it) figurines covering all three themes - including an actual cannon and a rather humourous incarnation of "The Thinker".

Glass Mouse passes with comics and assorted drawings covering two of the themes (pinned down and cannon style, respectively).

KerfuffleMach didn't post anything I could find.

ShadowySilence put up a poem and a shadow themed drawing.

Shades of Gray passes with OoTS style characters - four (five if the technoviking counts) punkers and a soldier, each with a different kind of cannon weapon.

Neoriceisgood surpasses the goal with comics, a background pic, a few character designs (including a Roy!) and a card thingie.


Thus, KerfuffleMach and ShadowySilence fail this round.

IncoherentEssay, Glass Mouse, Shades of Gray and Neoriceisgood pass (great start, guys!).


For those who don't know, there are prizes for staying in the game long (every 8 weeks gets you a commissioned something (drawing or CHALLENGE-style figurine from me or IE), and 24 weeks gets you a full figurine from IE!).
If any of you feel like joining the volunteer wagon, jump on. You can offer prizes at any rate and type you want :smallsmile:

It's Shades of Gray's turn to choose a theme.

Shades of Gray
2011-02-07, 12:41 PM
This Week's Theme: Rag-Tag

Whether it's the Penal Legion of 40k or the Adventuring Party in a game of DnD, groups of warriors are brought together out of a need for survival or fulfilling a common goal. And they work surprisingly well.

This week, hastily put together a team of individuals who do what they do best, despite and dysfunctionalities.

Ninjaman
2011-02-07, 12:53 PM
This Week's Theme: Rag-Tag

Whether it's the Penal Legion of 40k or the Adventuring Party in a game of DnD, groups of warriors are brought together out of a need for survival or fulfilling a common goal. And they work surprisingly well.

This week, hastily put together a team of individuals who do what they do best, despite and dysfunctionalities.

So... Teams?

Glass Mouse
2011-02-07, 03:41 PM
So... Teams?

Even better: Rag-tag teams :smallwink:

KerfuffleMach2
2011-02-07, 06:26 PM
Well, at least I have stuff for this week. (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=10327273&postcount=2)

Ninjaman
2011-02-11, 11:32 AM
Glass mouse this isnītreally my cup of tea, i am leaving the challenge.

Glass Mouse
2011-02-11, 12:13 PM
@Ninjaman: Sad to hear that. Good luck on your future artistic endavours :smallsmile:

Before you leave completely, may I ask you to elaborate why this isn't your cup of tea? Maybe it's something we can use to make the CHALLENGE better and more accessible.

Ninjaman
2011-02-11, 03:34 PM
@Ninjaman: Sad to hear that. Good luck on your future artistic endavours :smallsmile:

Before you leave completely, may I ask you to elaborate why this isn't your cup of tea? Maybe it's something we can use to make the CHALLENGE better and more accessible.

Thank you.
This isnīt my cup of tea becourse it is far more qantity than quallity. And i donīt like that. I donīt use all my time making avatars, and the ones i submitted was quite in a rush. I preffer IA where you got tons of time.

Glass Mouse
2011-02-11, 08:58 PM
Ah, that makes sense. I'm afraid there isn't much we can do about it if we want to keep up a comparable standard, except directly quality-testing (which would be horribly complicated and demotivating)... but thanks a lot for elaborating. It's good to know what works and what don't :smallsmile:

Neoriceisgood
2011-02-12, 12:08 PM
I thought it was quality-based to a certain level?

In the intro post it does state that you can't exactly just submit tiny sketches;

And I'd like to think that a huge ass piece of art that took several days would still count as a "pass" if it was completely obvious that at least enough time for 3-4 individual pieces went into that one thing.

Am I mistaken in thinking that?

IncoherentEssay
2011-02-12, 04:41 PM
It's more effort-based than quality based, as the Challenge is more of a self-imposed-challenge than a competition-between-participants. Therefore an objective measure of quality isn't quite right for it. The point is self-improvement through constant practice, so quality control is up to the participants themselves.
Though if a submission does trip the doodle-alert, i'd say improving the submission/creating a replament for next weeks quota would be a fair deal. Unlikely to be an issue anyway.

As to more elaborate works counting as more than one, i'd vote yes. Any work with multiple pieces fit to stand on their own can be counted as multiple submissions. A couple of examples:
Two non-descript generic people playing chess, no background = 1.
Two distinct characters playing chess, no background = 1 each.
-//- playing in a cafeteria = as above +1 for the scene
-//- with a detailed mall/cityscape/other elaborate setting = characters +1 for immediate surroundings +1 for the larger backdrop. Possibly another +1 if there's a notable event or scene in the background.

Or for a duel between leaders amidst a battle you could count:
1 per leader (distinct characters) +1 per each side's mooks (assuming relatively uniform appearance) +1 for the immediate site of battle, possibly another +1 for the larger conflict in the background if decipted.

Just a pair of examples. If you think a particular work should counts for more than one, simply outline how you think it should be counted and unless it's completely ridiculous ('i made a smiley using 6 colours, it should count as 6 pieces' :smalltongue:) it will be counted so.
That's my take on it anyway.

Glass Mouse
2011-02-13, 08:38 PM
I absolutely support everything IncoherentEssay said (and here I was, almost making a long post about the measuring-quality-problem before I saw that the thread had reached page 3, tsk :smallwink:).

IE's suggestion makes a fairly easily comparable standard by simply defining a "creative work" as anything that would be able to stand alone aesthetically.

But please, if anyone decides to go for the "quality", heed IE's call and state somewhere how much a particular piece counts for - or I'll be mean and count it as 1 :smalltongue:


Any protests? Better ideas? I'm definitely a fan, personally.

(it'd be really nice to have the time for elaborate backgrounds - it sucks to cut them out of everything due to time constraints)

Ninjaman
2011-02-14, 03:29 AM
I absolutely support everything IncoherentEssay said (and here I was, almost making a long post about the measuring-quality-problem before I saw that the thread had reached page 3, tsk :smallwink:).

IE's suggestion makes a fairly easily comparable standard by simply defining a "creative work" as anything that would be able to stand alone aesthetically.

But please, if anyone decides to go for the "quality", heed IE's call and state somewhere how much a particular piece counts for - or I'll be mean and count it as 1 :smalltongue:


Any protests? Better ideas? I'm definitely a fan, personally.

(it'd be really nice to have the time for elaborate backgrounds - it sucks to cut them out of everything due to time constraints)

Well if that is the case i think i can joooin again, but not this weak.

EDIT:Just to make sure the angel i made, what does it count for?

Glass Mouse
2011-02-14, 06:13 AM
Sunday's over, everyone!

IncoherentEssay passes with a ragtag team of murderous hoboes valiant heroes (totally stealing your joke, IE!), a weird alien thingy and a full figurine.

Glass Mouse passes with comics and assorted character drawings, including a current (very dysfunctional) RPG party.

KerfuffleMach goes all the way out with eight character drawings (well, seven and some props).

ShadowySilence uploaded a funny poem about a highly unstable RPG party.

Shades of Gray did a big adventuring party (Artie... *snicker*) and something... strange including a whale, an upside down house and the sky.

Neoriceisgood passes with comics, a "regular guy" template and three re-did characters.


Thus, ShadowySilence fails the round.

Everyone else pass! We're awesome :smallbiggrin:


It's Neorice's turn to choose a theme.



EDIT:
@Ninjaman, I'd count the angel as one under the "able to stand alone aesthetically" definition.

But should we open for a work to count as more, simply because of details/time spent? If we go for "time spent", it'll rely completely on trust (which, I guess, doesn't have to be a problem in itself, but it gives us a PR issue, and it's very easy to abuse). If we go for "pure quality", we have to put up standards and guidelines ("this level of character art counts as X, this counts as Y", "a full painting can never exeed Z", etc.). It's doable, but easily gets very complicated and imprenetable for newcomers.
A minimum quality is one thing, a gradual scale is a lot more complicated to keep measurable. Hence why I thought IE's approach was so good.

Personally, I vote for the "able to stand alone aesthetically" definition. It's simple, opens for bigger works to count for more, it's measurable, and it keeps the "iron man" spirit of the CHALLENGE.
But if there's an overall desire for a broader approach, we'll do the standards or the trust thing. No problem.

Alternatively, we just assign me the role of cruel dictator, and I decide completely the value of your puny drawings :smallbiggrin: Mwahahaha!

Neoriceisgood
2011-02-14, 07:47 AM
A theme? Oh boy uhm ...

Well, let's go for something here that can surely lead to some nice results;


My theme choice is:

"Deep in the Forest"


Make of that what you want. :smallsmile:

Shades of Gray
2011-02-14, 10:33 AM
I still don't see what's so funny about Artie. :smallconfused:

Glass Mouse
2011-02-14, 11:03 AM
I still don't see what's so funny about Artie. :smallconfused:

I'm just easily amused, I guess. Mostly, he was just so out of place among those high-fantasy party members. Secondly, the thought of such a character, dungeon crawling and complaining about goblins not being "what they used to be" amuses me muchly.

Yeah, uh. There's not much to explain. I think I'm just weird :smalltongue:

(don't get me wrong, I'm amused in a very good way - don't feel offended or anything just because I produce my own humor from awesome things)

ShadowySilence
2011-02-14, 03:40 PM
Arghh, gosh darned time constraints! I will succeed one of these days, I will not give up!!! :smallwink:

KerfuffleMach2
2011-02-14, 05:19 PM
My theme choice is:

"Deep in the Forest"


Make of that what you want. :smallsmile:

Huh. I did a sketch that fits this without even knowing it. Awesome. :smallcool:

Ninjaman
2011-02-17, 04:07 PM
@Ninjaman, I'd count the angel as one under the "able to stand alone aesthetically" definition.

But should we open for a work to count as more, simply because of details/time spent? If we go for "time spent", it'll rely completely on trust (which, I guess, doesn't have to be a problem in itself, but it gives us a PR issue, and it's very easy to abuse). If we go for "pure quality", we have to put up standards and guidelines ("this level of character art counts as X, this counts as Y", "a full painting can never exeed Z", etc.). It's doable, but easily gets very complicated and imprenetable for newcomers.
A minimum quality is one thing, a gradual scale is a lot more complicated to keep measurable. Hence why I thought IE's approach was so good.

Personally, I vote for the "able to stand alone aesthetically" definition. It's simple, opens for bigger works to count for more, it's measurable, and it keeps the "iron man" spirit of the CHALLENGE.
But if there's an overall desire for a broader approach, we'll do the standards or the trust thing. No problem.

Alternatively, we just assign me the role of cruel dictator, and I decide completely the value of your puny drawings :smallbiggrin: Mwahahaha!

So... the angel counts as one. I used 2-3 days on that one,
7:2>6
is false
That might become a problem.

HellfireLover
2011-02-18, 04:40 PM
I'm in for this coming week. My personal goal is at least one finished piece of art a day, although I may post character sheets - depends if I can get my scanner to work.

My stuff (http://hellfirelover.deviantart.com/). :smallsmile:

Glass Mouse
2011-02-18, 09:21 PM
I'm in for this coming week. My personal goal is at least one finished piece of art a day, although I may post character sheets - depends if I can get my scanner to work.

My stuff (http://hellfirelover.deviantart.com/). :smallsmile:

Awesomesauce! I'm keeping an eye on you on DA - now you'd better keep your word! :smallwink:

Ninjaman
2011-02-19, 03:42 AM
I might be leaving again. My new style takes too much time to do this.

Shades of Gray
2011-02-19, 10:23 AM
I must let you know, Glass Mouse, that I may have less than 6 submissions. That's because I've been working on a secret art project for the boards. I can PM what I have so far to you, but it's not completed. I've been working on it for the better part of this week.

Neoriceisgood
2011-02-21, 05:21 AM
Yo, I made a ton of stuff this week I don't really feel like uploading;

If the comic pages and everything aren't enough (I guess they're less than 6 pieces, hahah) notify me and I'll send you a compilation of the stuff I've done this week.

Glass Mouse
2011-02-21, 10:36 AM
All right, Sunday's over!

IncoherentEssay definitely passes with sweet-looking kobold bards (on forest-themed mushrooms), demons, a full figurine and a bit more stuff.

Kerfuffle uploaded four character drawings (including a forest scout girl).

ShadowySilence didn't upload anything.

Shades of Gray passes with three character drawings and a seeeecret projekt (look forward to it - it's cool!).

Neoriceisgood.... PM me your stuff, and for now, we'll say you pass. Edit: stuff recieved.

Ninjaman is out.

Glass Mouse passes with comics and assorted drawings (including a wood elf in a forest).


So, ShadowySilence and Kerfuffle fail. Come on, guys, you can do it!

Everyone else pass.


It's HellfireLover's turn to choose a theme.


Also! IE, I owe you a drawing for passing an 8 week mark last week. Throw your request my way, and you'll have your prize :smallsmile:

ShadowySilence
2011-02-21, 10:41 AM
ShadowySilence didn't upload anything.

So, ShadowySilence and Kerfuffle fail. Come on, guys, you can do it!


I shall persevere, I shall do it! I shall not let the shackles of procrastination and outside work keep me from reaching my goal!

:smallfurious:GETTING MY GAME FACE ON:smallfurious:

HellfireLover
2011-02-21, 05:54 PM
Okay, um... the theme this week is "Mirrors". Suitably vague. :smallwink:

Neoriceisgood
2011-02-21, 07:30 PM
I sent a PM with a few images. :smallsmile:

Glass Mouse
2011-02-21, 08:45 PM
@ShadowySilence: :smallbiggrin: http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/052/8/7/go_go__shadowy_silence_by_glassmouse89-d3a3r01.jpg

@HellfireLover: Really cool theme. I already have a few ideas rattling around :smallsmile:

@Neorice: Received and passed.

ShadowySilence
2011-02-21, 10:38 PM
Yahh, thank you for the encouragement! :smallbiggrin:

ZombyWoof
2011-02-24, 07:29 PM
This is very much in descrimination of we writers! *Storms off in a huff*

(yes, I procrastinate and am lazy.)

Glass Mouse
2011-02-25, 07:12 AM
This is very much in descrimination of we writers! *Storms off in a huff*

(yes, I procrastinate and am lazy.)

But... but... we rewrote "drawing" to "creative work" for that particular reason....

:smallfrown:

Get off your lazy butt and write! No excuses! ;-)

HellfireLover
2011-02-25, 03:48 PM
Glass Mouse, just how much effort do I have to put into my 'finished' pieces, bearing in mind that I work and rework a piece for, oh, let's say a matter of weeks, given a choice? Do pencil sketches count, or just inked pieces? (Why, yes, I am lazy...:smallwink:)

Glass Mouse
2011-02-25, 05:24 PM
A sketch wouldn't count, but an inked piece does. Anything that qualifies as "finished", really :smallsmile:

KerfuffleMach2
2011-02-26, 01:53 PM
*shakes fist angrily at school projects*

Curse you important work!

Well, probably won't have anything for this week, but I should for next week.

And once the artists are revealed in the Draw Your Friends thing, I can put my submission from there up.

Fraudman
2011-02-27, 10:03 AM
Hey you guys! Long time no see : )

I'm glad to see you're still going strong with the CHALLENGE.
Seventeen weeks guys (applauds!) That is just epic.

I might join again, some day - right now I have too much schoolwork (but I
really hope we'll have less homework next term).

Keep up the good work! :smallbiggrin:

ShadowySilence
2011-02-27, 10:33 AM
I might not be able to post some of my art early today, so I hope I can beat the deadline.

IncoherentEssay
2011-02-27, 02:21 PM
*checks list*
So, unless we get a sudden [!]New Challenger Approaches[!], it'd be my choice of theme next? Might as well pitch it now so that everyone has ample time to brainstorm.
Nice Hat ! : Essentially any overtly elaborate, unexpectedly functioning or otherwise remarkable pieces of headwear.

Glass Mouse
2011-02-27, 03:05 PM
@Fraudman: Hey, good to hear from you, you poor schoolwork-troubled artiste :smallwink:


@ShadowySilence: The deadline may be a bit later this time as I'm away most of tomorrow (I set the deadline to 11 a.m. in my timezone, which should be the last piece of Sunday everywhere, but tomorrow I won't be home before 6 p.m.). If everything is up early, great, I'll just make status before I leave, but if not... You probably won't have any trouble making it.


@IncoherentEssay: ....
... ...
...
Obligatory link (http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20081110)! :smallbiggrin:

HellfireLover
2011-02-27, 05:09 PM
So, I was going to request an extension on the basis that I've just worked 2 consecutive 11.5 hour days, but am I correct in saying that 7pm gmt tomorrow may not be too late to update my devart? :smallwink:

Glass Mouse
2011-02-27, 06:08 PM
Whoa, Hellfire, that's tough!

I guess I can wait until 7 p.m. to call down the judgment on you. Really, 7Ĺ or 9 hours delayed deadline - not that big a difference :smalltongue:
It'd give me a nice margin to get home, too, and the time to eat before turning on my computer.

So... No one fret when the status comes late tomorrow. It'll be there around 7 p.m. GMT; late, but predictably so.

Neoriceisgood
2011-02-28, 05:19 AM
I'll be PMing you some stuff again, considering I've again, mostly worked on stuff I don't want to really show in public.

Glass Mouse
2011-02-28, 02:16 PM
Late status galore!


IncoherentEssay passes with assorted CHALLENGE figurines (including a non-friendly mirror and a full figurine).

KerfuffleMach42 (as warned) didn't upload anything.

ShadowySilence passes with six mostly RPG themed stick figures.

Shades of Gray passes with two drawings, a stick figure and a very cool alphabet thing.

Neoriceisgood, I'll give you a pass for now, but in the future, please send your stuff before the deadline. It's just less hassle. Edit: stuff received.

HellfireLover didn't upload anything.

Glass Mouse passes with comics and assorted drawings (including a mirror themed drawing not featuring a mirror).


Kerfuffle and HellfireLover fail this round.

IncoherentEssay, ShadowySilence, Shades of Gray, Glass Mouse (and Neorice, hopefully) pass this round.


This week's theme has already been decided by IncoherentEssay, and it's "Nice hat".


Phew! Now back to drawing :smallsmile:

HellfireLover
2011-02-28, 05:43 PM
Darn work... *grumbles*

Neoriceisgood
2011-02-28, 06:00 PM
Sent you some stuff!

ShadowySilence
2011-02-28, 06:05 PM
Yahh, I finally did it, now on to the next round! :D

Shades of Gray
2011-03-04, 06:02 PM
Sorry, no submissions this week or next. Gearing up for a trip, haven't had time to do any art.

KerfuffleMach2
2011-03-05, 09:44 PM
Stupid finals...

So, yeah. Other than the one coloring, nothing for this week. Hopefully I'll get some stuff up next week.

Neoriceisgood
2011-03-06, 07:07 PM
Sent a PM with stuff before the deadline this time. :smallbiggrin:

Glass Mouse
2011-03-07, 05:26 AM
Status time!

IncoherentEssay passes with 6-8 figurines, including an arm hat and a... gentleman's siege tower (yes, also a hat) and assorted, fighting figurines.

Glass Mouse passes with comics and assorted drawings, including a stylish musketeer hat.

KerfuffleMac42 coloured a piece.

ShadowySilence passes with six poems of different genres.

Shades of Gray (as warned) didn't upload anything.

Neoriceisgood passes with (four, even) comics and assorted seeecret stuff.

HellfireLover didn't upload anything.


So this time, KerfuffleMach42, Shades of Gray and HellfireLover all fail.

IncoherentEssay, GlassMouse, ShadowySilence and Neoriceisgood all pass.


Next theme is chosen by me, and I say "Nightmare".

KerfuffleMach2
2011-03-07, 08:54 PM
Next theme is chosen by me, and I say "Nightmare".

All of a sudden, I hear Avenged Sevenfold in my head...

Azuyomi244
2011-03-10, 10:17 AM
I would like to jump in at the start of the next round.

Glass Mouse
2011-03-10, 05:54 PM
I would like to jump in at the start of the next round.

Awesome!

Do you have a link to your stuff? :smallsmile:

celtois
2011-03-10, 06:04 PM
Hey Glass, would there be any chance I could participate in this unofficially? I'm pretty certain I can't find the time to complete six pieces of new creativity a week. But might be able to handle 3 or 4.

Or should I just try and push myself unofficially without worrying about this thread at all?

Glass Mouse
2011-03-12, 12:46 AM
Or should I just try and push myself unofficially without worrying about this thread at all?

Hey Celtois. You're more than welcome to drop by the thread and follow the themes and such, but other than that, there's not really any way to "unofficially" participate.

But if you're on DA, throw me a note there, and I'll keep an eye on you :smallsmile:

Azuyomi244
2011-03-13, 12:49 PM
Awesome!

Do you have a link to your stuff? :smallsmile:

Yep my deviantart (http://azuyomi244.deviantart.com/)

Glass Mouse
2011-03-14, 08:08 AM
Status, status, status!

Incoherent Essay passes with a mercenary killing and an epic battle between soldiers and demons (nine figurines).

Glass Mouse passes with comics and assorted drawings, including a demon nightmare thing.

Kerfuffle uploaded a stick figure drawing.

ShadowySilence uploaded two poems, two character drawings and an abstract... thing.

Shades of Gray didn't upload anything.

Neoriceisgood passes with (still four, you're on a roll!) comics and a whole bunch of secret stuff.

HellfireLover didn't upload anything. Are you still in?

azuyomi244 is in from this week onwards.


Thus... Kerfuffle, ShadowySilence, Shades of Gray and HellfireLover fail this round. Aw, guys, you were doing so well!

Incoherent Essay, Glass Mouse and Neoriceisgood pass this round.


It's Kerfuffle's turn to choose a theme.

Shades of Gray
2011-03-14, 11:05 AM
Stupid trips. 9-hour workday with only a 30 minute break in the middle; I love Model UN in New York.

I'll get this week's challenge done.

ShadowySilence
2011-03-14, 11:28 AM
Arghhh, my mini streak has ended! :smallsigh:

Well, I will try and get back up on my work. :smallbiggrin:

KerfuffleMach2
2011-03-14, 08:18 PM
Well, school's out for a week for me, so I should be able to get some stuff done.

As for the theme...hmm...

Got it.

Cars.

Glass Mouse
2011-03-21, 07:55 AM
Heeeeeere's STATUS!


IncoherentEssay passes with the regular CHALLENGE figurines (including a small car) and a Touhou full figurine.

Glass Mouse passes with comics and assorted drawings.

KerfuffleMach42 didn't upload anything.

ShadowySilence didn't upload anything.

Shades of Gray passes with various character drawings and a strange stickman thing.

Neoriceisgood passes with comics and seeecret stuff.

HellfireLover didn't upload anything. If there haven't been any life signs by next Sunday, I'll scratch you.

azuyomi244 passes with character drawings and, more exotic, the CHALLENGE's first recipe.


Thus, Kerfuffle, ShadowySilence and HellfireLover FAIL this round.

IncoherentEssay, Glass Mouse, Shades of Gray, Neoriceisgood and azuyomi244 PASS this round.


Also, Neorice passes his first 8 week mark, which means there's a prize! A custom-made drawing by me or a custom-made CHALLENGE-style figurine by IncoherentEssay. Take your pick, and congrats :smallbiggrin:


It's ShadowySilence's turn to choose a theme.

ShadowySilence
2011-03-21, 06:26 PM
Why must my workload ever increase... :smallfrown:

I will try my hardest though!

:smallfurious: IT'S GO TIME!!! :smallfurious:

Neoriceisgood
2011-03-21, 06:36 PM
Oh boy a reward ... :smallamused:

I think I'd like to go for the drawing, should we discuss details in PMs?
:smallsmile:

ShadowySilence
2011-03-21, 07:42 PM
It's ShadowySilence's turn to choose a theme.

Sorry, I was so gung-ho about going off and getting some art made that I completely overlooked this! :smalltongue:

In honor of the draw your friends theme I will choose dark and gritty.

KerfuffleMach2
2011-03-21, 08:55 PM
Stupid extra hours at work...I had a car-themed drawing done, too.

Eh, I'll get it up for this week.

And I'll have two drawings that were inspired by songs.

Glass Mouse
2011-03-23, 06:35 PM
@ShadowySilence: Ooh, nice theme. Very open.


I think I'd like to go for the drawing, should we discuss details in PMs?
:smallsmile:

Let's :smallsmile:

Shades of Gray
2011-03-24, 08:47 AM
6-day fevers do not lend themselves to doing art. I'll try to get something up.

Neoriceisgood
2011-03-26, 04:37 PM
Not gonna make it this week I think, have had such a busy week that I haven't even gotten a comic update in, let alone any other art. :smallfrown:

ShadowySilence
2011-03-26, 10:50 PM
I believe I will make it this week, I made a good amount of stuff and just haven't uploaded it yet! :smalltongue: (I will do so tomorrow)

Glass Mouse
2011-03-28, 04:46 AM
As the sun keeps setting, and time keeps passing, Sunday is once again over.


IncoherentEssay passes with a samurai zombie apocalypse (awesome), a tank, a turtle thing and a full Touhou figurine.

Glass Mouse passes with comics and assorted drawings (including IE's 16-week prize... though it still needs some tweaking).

KerfuffleMach2 didn't upload anything.

ShadowySilence passes with 11(!) poems on the self-decided "Tales of Yore" theme.

Shades of Gray uploaded a pretty cool-looking stick figure drawing.

Neoriceisgood (as warned) didn't upload anything.

HellfireLover is officially out.

azuyomi244 uploaded two stick figure drawings and two pony avatars (including one that looks kinda... film noir-ish).


Thus, KerfuffleMach2, Shades of Gray, Neoriceisgood and azuyomi244 FAIL this round.

IncoherentEssay, Glass Mouse and ShadowySilence PASS this round.


It's Shades of Gray's turn to choose the theme :smallsmile:

Azuyomi244
2011-03-28, 11:38 AM
I put up three pony-tars, so I pass...

Glass Mouse
2011-03-28, 12:32 PM
I put up three pony-tars, so I pass...

Oh. So you did. I just went straight for the "Challenge" folder on DA, sorry :smallredface:

But... you have to upload six drawings, not five. Last week, I just counted the picture with two characters as two entries because, well, I thought that was the intention (which would be why you passed).

Since this seems like a misunderstanding, I'll say you keep your streak if you just put up seven pieces this week (and six in the future). Hope that seems fair :smallsmile:

Azuyomi244
2011-03-28, 02:10 PM
Oh. So you did. I just went straight for the "Challenge" folder on DA, sorry :smallredface:

But... you have to upload six drawings, not five. Last week, I just counted the picture with two characters as two entries because, well, I thought that was the intention (which would be why you passed).

Since this seems like a misunderstanding, I'll say you keep your streak if you just put up seven pieces this week (and six in the future). Hope that seems fair :smallsmile:

Oh. oops :smallredface: thanks.

Shades of Gray
2011-03-28, 04:13 PM
Theme: Lightning.

Glass Mouse
2011-04-04, 05:39 PM
Oh my god, guys, I'm so sorry! I prepared this post yesterday so I could post it with minimum effort today (and adjust for possible last-minute entries), but in my sleep deprivation, I completely forgot!

Better late than never, I guess...


Incoherent Essay passes with assorted orcish military figurines (including a lightning-shooting, nasty-looking device) and a full Touhou figurine.

Glass Mouse passes with comics and assorted drawings (including a lightning elf and a CHALLENGE prize).

KerfuffleMach2 didn't upload anything. Are you still in?

ShadowySilence uploaded a poem.

Shades of Gray didn't upload anything.

Neoriceisgood passes with a lot of comics and some sent-to-me sprites.

azuyomi244 put up seven art pieces and thus passes both this and last week. You go, girl!


KerfuffleMach2, ShadowySilence, Shades of Gray FAIL this round.

IncoherentEssay, Glass Mouse, Neoriceisgood and azuyomi244 PASS this round.

In other news:
IncoherentEssay received his CHALLENGE prize (16 weeks) here (http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/089/1/c/challenge_prize_1_by_glassmouse89-d3cmbzy.jpg). (I used it as an entry last week, but there was tweaking to do)
Neoriceisgood received his CHALLENGE prize (8 weeks) here (http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/093/6/3/why_is_there_a_dinosaur_by_glassmouse89-d3d4wdq.jpg).


It's Neorice's turn to choose a theme.

ShadowySilence
2011-04-04, 09:01 PM
Curse you workload and procrastination, curse you... :smalltongue:

Glass Mouse
2011-04-11, 09:15 AM
Status!

IncoherentEssay passes with a whole bunch of figurines, including a scene of tomb raiders fighting a bunch of guardians. Lots of props this time, too.

Glass Mouse passes with comics and some character drawings.

KerfuffleMach2, if there's no sign of life from you this week, I'm scratching you from the list.

ShadowySilence uploaded a poem about war.

Shades of Gray uploaded a steampunky character drawing. It's been a while since you made a week - are you still fighting?

Neoriceisgood uploaded four comics, but nothing else.

azuyomi244 passes with assorted stuff, including a postcard, some character drawings and a pair of wristcuffs.


Thus, KerfuffleMach2, ShadowySilence, Shades of Gray and Neoriceisgood FAIL this round.

IncoherentEssay, Glass Mouse and azuyomi244 PASS this round.


IncoherentEssay and GlassMouse both pass another 8 week mark (24 weeks in both cases). We'll have to PM each other about prizes.


It's azuyomi244's turn to choose a theme :smallsmile:

Neoriceisgood
2011-04-11, 09:23 AM
I'm stepping out of this actually, I originally joined to give me some incentive to post art more regularly, but 90% of the non-comic art ended up being secret stuff anyway, I kinda realised lately that I wasn't even sticking true to the biggest motivator for myself.

So count me out from now on.

Azuyomi244
2011-04-11, 07:43 PM
And the theme for this week is.... Insanity

Glass Mouse
2011-04-13, 08:08 PM
@Neoriceisgood: Aww, now I have to actually bookmark PtGG. Tsk, shame on you for giving me work :smallwink:
Seriously, though, it's been good having you in the CHALLENGE (you even made a mark). Good luck in your future creative endavours.

@azuyomi244: Coolness. I approve!

Neoriceisgood
2011-04-17, 08:47 AM
I might join again in the future, as it was definitely fun, but probably not "what I need" at the moment.

When I get through this difficult school period (and stop getting sick so often..god :smallfrown: ) I might have so much time to spend on art that it'd be fine to do this again, but for now it makes me focus on stuff that's not really "essential".

Either way, we'll see. :smallsmile:

Glass Mouse
2011-04-18, 09:23 AM
Status!

IncoherentEssay passes with regular figurines, including a hallucinating dude and a mad wizard.

Glass Mouse passes with comics, two drawings (including a slightly mad ice girl) and a Danish poem.

ShadowySilence uploaded a Galileo drawing and a poem about war.

azuyomi244 has computer problems and will upload 12 pieces next week.


Thus, ShadowySilence FAILS this round.

IncoherentEssay and Glass Mouse PASS this round.


Neoriceisgood left the CHALLENGE on his own accord.
Since I haven't heard from neither KerfuffleMach2 nor Shades of Gray, both are out.


It's IncoherentEssay's turn to choose a theme :smallsmile:

IncoherentEssay
2011-04-18, 01:49 PM
Theme for this week is 'Ancient Civilization'.

ShadowySilence
2011-04-18, 10:26 PM
I will still remain in the challenge, but I may not be able to produce much for a while. (so much work to do... :smallsigh: )

I might have to pull away to work with this theme a bit though, I love history. :smallbiggrin:

Glass Mouse
2011-04-25, 04:41 AM
Sunday's over (again)!


IncoherentEssay passes with figurines en masse, including chess pieces, a sphinx, Easter Island heads and an artilleri-carrying elephant.

Glass Mouse passes with comics and a bunch of character drawings.

ShadowySilence uploaded a piece for a writing tournament.

azuyomi244 left the surface of the earth? I'm guessing still computer problems.


Thus, ShadowySilence and azuyomi244 FAIL this round.

While IncoherentEssay and Glass Mouse PASS this round.

I am, however, giving azuyomi244 a little lenience if her missing uploads were due to technical problems (since she did warn me).


It's my turn to choose a theme, and I say: Winter.

Azuyomi244
2011-04-29, 10:21 AM
Yeah. I'm going to be doing lots of school related things all week, so I am going to drop out for the next week or so. :smallfrown:
BUT I'LL BE BACK!:smallcool:

Ninjaman
2011-04-29, 10:59 AM
Yeah. I'm going to be doing lots of school related things all week, so I am going to drop out for the next week or so. :smallfrown:
BUT I'LL BE BACK!:smallcool:

Iīll be back (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgPePk3kGZk)

Glass Mouse
2011-05-02, 02:31 PM
Running late on status, I'm sorry! Long day.

IncoherentEssay passes with figurines, including an evil snowman, an igloo and (weee) my CHALLENGE prize.

Glass Mouse passes with comics and assorted drawings, including a winter-themed angry girl.

ShadowySilence uploaded a short story.

azuyomi244 is on standby.


Thus, ShaodwySilence FAILS this round.

IncoherentEssay and Glass Mouse PASS this round.


It's ShadowySilence's turn to choose a theme :smallsmile:


Also, we're running low on participants! Remember, people out there, the CHALLENGE is open for everyone to join - and you can only benefit!


Yeah. I'm going to be doing lots of school related things all week, so I am going to drop out for the next week or so. :smallfrown:
BUT I'LL BE BACK!:smallcool:

Oooohh, it's the end of the year hassle, isn't it? I feel for you, azuyomi, I have one of the same months coming up (plus exams).

BUT THAT WILL NOT DETER ME! :smallmad::smallwink:

Glass Mouse
2011-05-09, 08:37 AM
Status!

Incoherent Essay passes with a huge fighting scene and an OoTS-style figurine.

Glass Mouse passes with comics and three character drawings.

Shadowy Silence uploaded a lineart-y demon king. Hey Shadow, if you don't make this next week, I'm deleting you from the list.

azuyomi244 is still on standby.


Thus, Shadowy Silence FAIL this round!

IncoherentEssay and Glass Mouse PASS this round!


It's azuyomi244's turn to choose a theme (unless she doesn't want to, in which case it's IE's turn) :smallsmile:

SamBurke
2011-05-09, 09:38 AM
Ok, I'll join. Is it alright if I do some writing, and post it in this thread (spoiler'd of course)?

ShadowySilence
2011-05-09, 04:54 PM
Status!

Incoherent Essay passes with a huge fighting scene and an OoTS-style figurine.

Glass Mouse passes with comics and three character drawings.

Shadowy Silence uploaded a lineart-y demon king. Hey Shadow, if you don't make this next week, I'm deleting you from the list.

azuyomi244 is still on standby.


Thus, Shadowy Silence FAIL this round!

IncoherentEssay and Glass Mouse PASS this round!


It's azuyomi244's turn to choose a theme (unless she doesn't want to, in which case it's IE's turn) :smallsmile:

I am sorry I have fallen so behind, I don't mean to be a burden or appear lazy. I really wish I had more time to spend on my art (stupid commitments and all). I hope I haven't seemed like a parasite or something. :smallfrown:

I will try to upload enough to pass this week, I hope to get more time to work on my art this Summer.

Glass Mouse
2011-05-10, 03:55 AM
First, azuyomi244 hasn't given a theme, so it's up for grabs for participants and non-participants alike!

Think of it as a freebee theme choice :smallwink:


Ok, I'll join. Is it alright if I do some writing, and post it in this thread (spoiler'd of course)?

Hooray, welcome :smallsmile:

You're welcome to post here. I'm not sure how many readers you'll get, but that's the only possible problem I can see.


I am sorry I have fallen so behind, I don't mean to be a burden or appear lazy. I really wish I had more time to spend on my art (stupid commitments and all). I hope I haven't seemed like a parasite or something. :smallfrown:

I will try to upload enough to pass this week, I hope to get more time to work on my art this Summer.

Don't worry, there's nothing parasite-ish about it. I just figured, since you haven't made the last bunch of week and have been quiet for some time, that you'd left (that happens a lot here).

But yes, go draw and upload stuff! Don't make me whip out the ugly cheerleader again! :smallwink:

ShadowySilence
2011-05-10, 07:22 AM
Don't worry, there's nothing parasite-ish about it. I just figured, since you haven't made the last bunch of week and have been quiet for some time, that you'd left (that happens a lot here).

But yes, go draw and upload stuff! Don't make me whip out the ugly cheerleader again! :smallwink:

Ok I will get crackin', and the cheerleader wasn't ugly! :smallbiggrin:

Azuyomi244
2011-05-15, 01:37 PM
I'd like to jump in again :smallbiggrin:

Mindfreak
2011-05-15, 06:34 PM
I would like to join. So deadline for me will be Sunday the 22nd right? 6 pieces of art to make then.

ShadowySilence
2011-05-15, 06:49 PM
I know it is a bit late to ask for this, but may I start fresh next week? I promised players in my newest game that I would draw their character's pictures so I am guaranteed to get some this week.

Glass Mouse
2011-05-16, 06:58 AM
Woo! Welcome, new people! :smallbiggrin:


Incoherent Essay passes with a assorted fighter/soldier figurines and a full (surprise :smallwink:) Touhou figurine.

Glass Mouse passes with comics, some character drawings (including a few OoTS-style).

Shadowy Silence didn't upload anything, but is back from next week.

azuyomi244 is back from next week.

SamBurke is participating from next week (I think?).

Mindfreak586 is participating from next week.


Thus, Shadowy Silence FAIL this round!

IncoherentEssay and Glass Mouse PASS this round!


It's SamBurke's turn to choose a theme :smallsmile:
(for the uninitiated, the theme is meant as an inspiration booster for anyone who wants it - IE always uses them, and I tend to)


@Azuyomi: Welcome back! :smallbiggrin:

@Mindfreak: Yes, exactly. Deadline is technically Monday 11 a.m. GMT+1 since that's the time there's no Sunday left anywhere in the world, but you just need to remember the Sunday part.

@Shadowy: It's fine. Thanks for the heads-up! (and yay, character drawings - those are always fun)

Lazy Genius
2011-05-20, 11:38 AM
I'm interested in this, though I'll be gone and without internet for six weeks, in six weeks, I'll try to get writing and post that all (a whole 36 pieces of it) when I get back. In any case, I've got to start thinking about what to write, since it's going to be a lot, I've got to have something to write about. I'm thinking something like 'Journal of a [D&D character]' with the first few entries being his personality, quirks, and what he looks like, etc. Thoughts? I do have exams next week, so I might start the week after that, but that's too much procrastination for me, so meh.

Incidentally, for pieces of writing, at what point would long(ish) DM-posts count, any minimum # of words?

Glass Mouse
2011-05-21, 05:34 PM
Haha, awesome. If you can put up 36 pieces in six weeks, you'll definitely get your six week markers :smallwink:

I'd say a character description counts as one (unless explicitly split in two, like "person" and "person's history" or something).

For length of posts, that's a little difficult... We've allowed poems of down to five lines, and technically anything that counts as a "finished piece" would fly. However, I'd still say a limit of something like... 250 words (for prose) would be reasonable. What do people say? Is that acceptable?

Mindfreak
2011-05-21, 05:36 PM
It is perfectly reasonable.

Lazy Genius
2011-05-21, 07:06 PM
I find 250 words perfectly workable as well, should I make a new thread with new posts for new entries, or post everything here? I think I'll start with doing it here, maybe moving over to a thread if I'm really getting serious (because, you know, I'm still trying this out, see how I do). I've edited my idea to instead of being 'Journal of a [D&D character]' it is now called 'The last Duskblade' (title inspiration by The Last Samurai, but not directly related), here's the first entry, his motivation to write this.This counts for next week right?

Small note, if ever you find spelling/grammar mistakes I have failed to correct, please tell me, I will fix it. I do not have an English spell-check in my word you see.

The last Duskblade

Motive:

Iím writing this not because I want to, not even because it needs to be told. I write this so that more people understand what being a duskblade is really about, and so that the true art of arcane channeling will not be forever lost. As it is, I am the only duskblade I know of that is still native to this plane of existence. Pretenders do exist of course, but those are just people who can cast spells and are practiced in swordplay. No, true duskblades, like myself, venerate the art of combining our knowledge of the arcane arts with our techniques of martial prowess; this is the way I was taught it so many years ago.

More than the fact that people understand what duskblades are, and that we donít learn sword and spell separately, but as one all-encompassing skill of magical warfare, the actual things duskblades can do should be preserved. Being the last living duskblade that I know of, I have assigned myself the task of recording everything for the histories. Call me fateís scribe if you will, but Iím a mere mortal who wants to record what he sees and does. For the devoted reader, if this is ever read at all, small details will be revealed in small fragments and little pieces every now and then.

In conclusion to this introduction of sorts, I would like to say that being a duskblade isnít merely about the things we do, but the things we stand for. Other than the fact that we can do hocus-pocus and swing around a big blade, nobody really knows what weíre about, our morals, I seek to solve that.

Word count excluding title: 279

Finally a game-crunch note; I don't plan an actually making a sheet for this guy, as I don't want to be held back by the specifics in my writing, so he might have any and all feats, but never at the same time (retraining ahoy!).

Edit: I've also made a DM-post recently, (I think it bordered 270+ words as well) but in the interest of not giving me the expectation of having this seem easy, that shall count for this week, as my first failure. :smalltongue:
Link here (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=11037284#post11037284).

ShadowySilence
2011-05-21, 10:34 PM
I would like to withdraw from this temporarily, my computer that has inkscape on it (well a working version anyway :smallsigh:) has been crashing on and off :smallannoyed:. (this computer also contains the files for the character drawings (some way done). This started up late Thursday so I figured if I couldn't get it working in time I would just withdraw. (and give a sorry to my players for the technical difficulties).

When I get it up and working again I will post back and join in the next Monday! :smallsmile: (crosses fingers)

Glass Mouse
2011-05-23, 03:55 AM
What's this? A status perfectly on time! What's the world coming to?


IncoherentEssay passes with a honking big diplomacy scene (with soldiers), a squid thing and a terrain, all figurines.

Glass Mouse passes with comics and assorted drawings, including IE's 24 week CHALLENGE prize.

ShadowySilence is on standby.

azuyomi244 passed with a bunch of OoTS-style drawings, including a watercoloured one.

SamBurke disappeared. Are you still interested?

Mindfreak586 passes with a LOT of stuff for games he runs, plus a (surprisingly cute) Banjulhu.

Lazy Genius uploaded a DM post and a character journal motivation, but doesn't want to start for real until next-next week?


Thus, SamBurke FAILS this round.

IncoherentEssay, Glass Mouse, azuyomi244 and Mindfreak586 PASS this round.

Go us :smallbiggrin:
For the interested, IE's CHALLENGE prize can be seen here (http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/142/8/0/ghost_knight_by_glassmouse89-d3gycpz.jpg).
And because I think I forgot to link to my own prize (by IE) a few weeks back, it can be found here (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=10899761&postcount=179).

It's Mindfreak586's turn to choose a theme :smallsmile:


@Lazy Genius: Very nice start to a journal. I like the premise of wanting to preserve the knowledge of a skillset (though I foresee a lot of showing off later on :smallwink:).
It'll be interesting, I think, to watch him develop the diary beyond "here are my skills" and to include adventures and more about the person behind it.

If you're looking for critique: I'm not too fond of the opening sentence. It's a little cliche, and it's more or less contradicted later. It gives a feel of, "This doesn't need to be told, but it's really important!" Dunno if that's just me, though.

And what's his name? Don't hold that back for too long unless there's a good point to his namelessness (I'm not sure if this is a moot warning, but I've seen the "ooooh, my name is..... BOB!" a little too much for my liking :smallwink:)
In any case, I'm looking forward to the actual entries :smallsmile:

Lazy Genius
2011-05-23, 05:34 AM
I was thinking the same thing of the opening sentence, but I tend to default to cliches when I don't know how to start. I've also made another DM-post, using the same link, the third post this time. As is customary (referencing the OP here), you start the Monday after you post interest, right? So that would be today. I could go on and re-post the things, but I guess that this would work best. 'This' being that the things I posted last week count for this week, the week I start.

About the name, I haven't really thought of one, I was hoping me writing the entries would inspire one, and it hasn't yet, but I'm working on the second entry, so it might still. I'll try not to have a "There are some who call me... ...Tim" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZJZK6rzjns&feature=related) moment though, thanks for the advice.

Mindfreak
2011-05-23, 05:38 AM
The theme is:

Monty Python.

Good luck!

Lazy Genius
2011-05-23, 12:29 PM
Ah, Monty Python is nice. So I have a new entry, a promise of some action in the following entries, this means I have two more entries to devote to Monty Python style jokes. :smallamused:


The last Duskblade

The Basics:

So before I go all out about explaining what we do, the most important thing to remember is that people arenít aware casting spells and combat is exactly the same thing to duskblades. This is because people fail to look beyond the customary and think that everyone wearing armour is limited in his arcane casting, as the many well-read wizards and spontaneous sorcerers are. The standard warmage answer is that they have specialized training and limited focus, but this doesnít really cover the mechanics. The real deal about casting spells that duskblades cast, is that we donít have our movement-limitation lessened; we simply do the movements more subtly, though still easily recognizable by spellcasters as such. This is why we are eventually able to wear heavier and more restricting armour as time goes on, we advance our technique further.

I could go rambling on about this, but the day I remember fully mastering this technique has always been a memorable day to me, so I'll describe the actual experience instead. As is customary for apprentice duskblades, they stand in the middle of a yard, with a warrior on one end, a mage on the other. The task is then to switch fighting one and the other every few seconds, until youíve disarmed the warrior and overcome the caster. When I was in this training once, I turned around to find the caster, and I raised my hand not wielding a sword to make the counterspell movements exactly as I was told. Not only did the spell not fail, I felt no resistance to the casting of it, there wasnít a chance that the spell was going to fail. As time went on, we learn to not only be combat-ready and spell-casters, but cast the spells through our sword, making them one and the same.

Of course, a journal like this one shouldnít be just what duskblades in general do, but what the last duskblade in specific has done in his career. I wonít actually go as far as to say that my life is exciting, but my career is far from over. I like to see myself as a mercenary with morals, and I will describe what Iím doing in any given day from this point on, in an attempt to illustrate my abilities through actions rather than words. I guess I should introduce myself though; my name is Johandion Correthavel, though Iím often called Johan, or even Joe for short.

Word count excluding title: 409

I was feeling a little inspired, I guess, and we have a name! Kudos to people who figure it out... Not those who figure out that he's an elf, those who figure out something else...

Edit: I couldn't think of anything to do with Monty Python, so I went with DM posts, and a lengthy player Post instead. That, along with the two entries above should make me pass this week:
Link (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=200034) to the thread with the three DM posts.
Link (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=200470) to the thread with the Player post.
Two entries above in spoilers.

Glass Mouse
2011-05-30, 10:33 AM
Status!

IncoherentEssay passes with a bunch of figurine monsters and fighters, plus a vaguely Monty Python-related facepalming snake.

Glass Mouse passes with comics and assorted drawings, including a bunch of silly walks.

ShadowySilence passes with a ton of poems plus a King Arthur-drawing.

azuyomi244 put up an OoTS-style manga fanart.

Mindfreak586 passes with assorted pony and OoTS-style drawings.

Lazy Genius passes with GM posts, journal posts and a player post.


Thus, azuyomi244 FAILS this round.

IncoherentEssay, Glass Mouse, ShadowySilence, Mindfreak586 and Lazy Genius PASS this round.


Current standing:
IncoherentEssay (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169684)
Current run: 31 weeks
Longest run: -

Glass Mouse (http://glassmouse89.deviantart.com/)
Current run: 31 weeks
Longest run: -

ShadowySilence (http://shadowysilence.deviantart.com/)
Current run: 1 week
Longest run: 2 weeks

azuyomi244 (http://azuyomi244.deviantart.com/)
Current run: -
Longest run: 4 weeks

Mindfreak586 (http://s1105.photobucket.com/home/mindfreak586)
Current run: 2 week
Longest run: -

Lazy Genius:
Current run: 1 week
Longest run: -


It's Lazy Genius' turn to choose a theme :smallsmile:

Lazy Genius
2011-05-30, 10:46 AM
I think I should maybe make a thread where I collect all the various things I've done, like you guys all have a place to put your stuff, and if it's a DM/Player post, link back to the context as necessary. Good idea? :smallconfused:

Edit: Oh, and theme is Summer, go wild.

Mindfreak
2011-05-30, 11:25 AM
I would have made something for Monty Python theme, but I was swamped with Oots style work. Which I still haven't finished, ugh. I'll still probably make something Monty Python related, I have a really good idea too.

Glass Mouse
2011-05-31, 06:04 PM
Good idea? :smallconfused:

Definitely. I also think that'd be more feedback-heavy than this thread :smallsmile:


I would have made something for Monty Python theme, but I was swamped with Oots style work. Which I still haven't finished, ugh. I'll still probably make something Monty Python related, I have a really good idea too.

Cool. I'm looking forward to see it :smallsmile:

ShadowySilence
2011-05-31, 08:20 PM
Huzzah, I have found time (slightly) once again! Except now I still have character portraits to draw and the styles are bugging me... (goes to grumble over nose styles in the corner) :smalltongue:

Recaiden
2011-05-31, 08:36 PM
I'll have to see about joining this if I ever get to a level good enough to put up.

ShadowySilence
2011-05-31, 09:47 PM
I'll have to see about joining this if I ever get to a level good enough to put up.

You should join regardless of your level, it really does help with improve your abilities! (plus I bet you are good enough :smallbiggrin:)

Glass Mouse
2011-06-01, 07:09 AM
ShadowySilence has it right, the CHALLENGE isn't about showing off, it's about improving your skills.

And even if it should matter, you're an artist - I KNOW you're better than you think you are :smallwink:

Lazy Genius
2011-06-02, 02:51 PM
So I made a thread, the collection of my works, open for feedback of all sorts, here (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201597), I've made three additions since last week:
Two DM posts
One player post
This week will likely be one or two more DM posts, and a Journal entry.

Mindfreak
2011-06-02, 05:53 PM
Sorry Glass Mouse, my computer is having major issues, I won't be able to make anything this week. I'll make double the amount next week if I can get it working.

Glass Mouse
2011-06-03, 08:15 PM
@Lazy Genius: Awesome. Suscribed, and I'll take a closer look when I have the time :smallsmile:

@Mindfreak586: That's fine. I hope your computer clears up soon.

Glass Mouse
2011-06-06, 04:44 AM
Status!

IncoherentEssay passes with a some fighters, some weird monsters and a bad pun figurine.

Glass Mouse passes with comics, two drawings and the start of a short story.

ShadowySilence didn't upload anything.

azuyomi244 passes with five OoTS-style drawings and a more realistic-looking one.

Mindfreak586 is having computer problems.

Lazy Genius, I'm guessing your word count exceeds the limit, but I can't count it on this computer for some weird reason. You pass for now, but see below.


Thus, ShadowySilence FAILS this round!

IncoherentEssay, Glass Mouse, azuyomi244 and Lazy Genius PASS this round!

Current standing:IncoherentEssay (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169684)
Current run: 32 weeks
Longest run: -

Glass Mouse (http://glassmouse89.deviantart.com/)
Current run: 32 weeks
Longest run: -

ShadowySilence (http://shadowysilence.deviantart.com/)
Current run: -
Longest run: 2 weeks

azuyomi244 (http://azuyomi244.deviantart.com/)
Current run: 1 week
Longest run: 4 weeks

Mindfreak586 (http://s1105.photobucket.com/home/mindfreak586)
Current run: 2 weeks
Longest run: -

Lazy Genius (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201597)
Current run: 2 weeks
Longest run: -


It's IncoherentEssay's turn to choose a theme :smallsmile:


Something else, regarding writing. The 250 word thing was in my mind meant as a limit, not a counter. The way I intended it, a 600 word piece would still count as one, the way a 250 word piece would. This system, however, doesn't solve the problem of a novel or a long short story. Maybe a word counter really is a good idea, the way a picture can consist of more than one "piece". Thoughts?

@azuyomi244, you're counting this week's batch as "week 3". Did I miss something last week?

Lazy Genius
2011-06-06, 03:00 PM
Noted, I will include word counts again, though an easy word count tool is here: Wordcounttool (http://www.wordcounttool.com/), just copy the piece into there, click submit and it will give you the word count.

I do think the 250 word limit makes it count as one 'piece' where it could be that anything above 600 counts as one 'piece' for every 300 words, as I know from experience that it is easier to continue writing something ("just let it flow") than it is to write something entirely new ("now what's next?"). Though we could also do straight up one 'piece' for every 250 words, your call.

This means I can really get into stuff, as I was kind of touching on an event in the two exposition, but I was still on the surface, not really diving into it because there was no real point at the time. Even a regular short could touch on a thousand words, a short short story (for me in any case) or already more than enough to count as one piece.

Edit: This post for instance is 184 words. :smallwink: Excluding the emoticon, including this...

GrlumpTheElder
2011-06-06, 07:52 PM
This sounds interesting. A few of questions before I comit though:

1) Does an entry need to be all of the same media, or could I submit a mixture of models, drawings and writings for the same week?

2) How strictly do themes need to be adhered to?

3) Can we enter work that has already been created if we are running short on entries, or does it have to be constructed especially for this contest?

Glass Mouse
2011-06-08, 09:53 AM
@Lazy Genius: Thanks for the tip. Various Word programs work as well, but I was on a computer that (for some reason) refused to let me copy the text in the first place. Pretty weird.

I'd prefer to keep everything simple, so the "X words count as a piece" seems good to me. 250 words aren't all that much, but it's somewhere between having to work for it, and being laidback enough that you can afford to do almost any kind of writing.
So unless anyone protests, writing will get a 250 word counter (which in any case will count for this week, so write away peacefully, Lazy!)


This sounds interesting. A few of questions before I comit though:

1) Does an entry need to be all of the same media, or could I submit a mixture of models, drawings and writings for the same week?

2) How strictly do themes need to be adhered to?

3) Can we enter work that has already been created if we are running short on entries, or does it have to be constructed especially for this contest?

1) You can mix 'n' match as much as you like.

2) Again, as much as you like. Themes are meant as inspiration and a way to make people draw/write/whatever out of their comfort zone, but it's completely voluntary whether you want to use them or not, and how much.

3) Since the spirit of the CHALLENGE is to keep creating, old works don't count except in special cases (fx a buffered webcomic).
Technically, nothing needs to be constructed for the CHALLENGE. You can create anything for any purpose, and it'll count as long as it lives up to the standards (and I can find it :smallwink:).

Hope that clears everything up. If not, feel free to ask again :smallsmile:

GrlumpTheElder
2011-06-08, 10:13 AM
1) You can mix 'n' match as much as you like.

2) Again, as much as you like. Themes are meant as inspiration and a way to make people draw/write/whatever out of their comfort zone, but it's completely voluntary whether you want to use them or not, and how much.

3) Since the spirit of the CHALLENGE is to keep creating, old works don't count except in special cases (fx a buffered webcomic).
Technically, nothing needs to be constructed for the CHALLENGE. You can create anything for any purpose, and it'll count as long as it lives up to the standards (and I can find it :smallwink:).

Hope that clears everything up. If not, feel free to ask again :smallsmile:

Crystal clear, thanks.

Ok, sign me up!

Glass Mouse
2011-06-08, 04:17 PM
Crystal clear, thanks.

Ok, sign me up!

Awesome! Welcome to the fold :smallsmile:

Do you have a link to your stuff?

GrlumpTheElder
2011-06-08, 06:07 PM
Yes, here it is:

http://freewebs.com/schlumps/challenge.htm

I'll start when the next challenge is announced...
Oh, and sorry to be a pain, but earlier in the thread you offered someone a chance to start slow and build up - can I do this if possible to get my feet.

Thanks

Glass Mouse
2011-06-09, 08:57 PM
Yes, here it is:

http://freewebs.com/schlumps/challenge.htm

I'll start when the next challenge is announced...
Oh, and sorry to be a pain, but earlier in the thread you offered someone a chance to start slow and build up - can I do this if possible to get my feet.

Thanks

Sure you can. I'll say the first two weeks give a one week marker (six pieces spread over two weeks, it adds up), just to keep a small reward for people who jump right in.

So...
Next week: 2 pieces
Next-next week: 4 pieces
Every other week after that: 6 pieces

I was starting to think no one would use this option. Now I'm glad we thought it up :smallsmile:

Icewalker
2011-06-10, 03:40 AM
I'm interested in starting this up, mostly cause I want to actually learn to draw.

I'm one of those people who says "No no, I can't draw" and it's true. I can do abstract patterns pleasantly enough, and I know how to do celtic knots, but to actually draw something? I'll have some trouble with a circle. And that's not an exaggeration.

So, I'm interested, but at the level I am now, I could spend a week trying pretty hard and I wouldn't be able to manage one "actual work (no doodles or unfinished pieces)." (I mean, I could totally do it with writing, or with things like patterns and celtic knots, but that'd be a different matter).

So, I might start. If I do, I'll probably just be putting in elaborate patches of vague sketchery, playing around with dimensions and shapes and just getting a better hand for things in general. If anybody has a suggestion for some varieties of tutorial I could check out, those would also be welcome.

I might also just start doing such vague sketching on my own, not in the challenge context. I'll be busy enough with other major projects anyway (dnd, writing and storyboarding a comic, and trying to write my own things in the meantime). I could submit such other pieces as part of the challenge, but I can't do the comic, cause I'm publishing it (via a fiction magazine I'm publishing! We want submissions :smallbiggrin: ), but I could submit some of the dnd work, or other stories, but I don't know if I want to, I feel like if I do take this up, I'll really be taking it up for a particular purpose, which, right now, will be getting some hold on drawing.

Lazy Genius
2011-06-12, 07:19 PM
I'm going to have to ask for an extension for this week's entries, mostly because I've been busy with performances of a play and looking for a house/room to rent when I go to University when I get back this summer. I'll go with one day's extension, that should be enough to finish up a Monster Entry in the Duskblade journal ('Monster Entry' being 6x'one entry': 1500+ words). I will be much obliged if I could have the extension of a day for this once. :smallwink: Or twice. Or thrice... :smalltongue:

Glass Mouse
2011-06-13, 07:05 AM
Status! Icewalker and Lazy Genius, see below.


IncoherentEssay passes with fighters, a unicycle knight, and a scarecrow (I know I switched weeks, I'm sorry, I messed up).

Glass Mouse passes with comics, two character drawings and some writing.

ShadowySilence didn't upload anything.

azuyomi244 uploaded two pony pics.

Mindfreak586... I'm in no way sure what you have made, and what you haven't on PhotoBucket. For now, it seems like you fail, but please get in touch.

Lazy Genius gets one more day. Will be edited in later. Edit: Uploaded.

GrlumpTheElder is participating from next week.


Thus, ShadowySilence, azuyomi244 and Mindfreak586 FAIL this week!

IncoherentEssay and Glass Mouse PASS this week!

Current standing:IncoherentEssay (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169684)
Current run: 33 weeks
Longest run: -

Glass Mouse (http://glassmouse89.deviantart.com/)
Current run: 33 weeks
Longest run: -

ShadowySilence (http://shadowysilence.deviantart.com/)
Current run: -
Longest run: 2 weeks

azuyomi244 (http://azuyomi244.deviantart.com/)
Current run: -
Longest run: 4 weeks

Mindfreak586 (http://s1105.photobucket.com/home/mindfreak586)
Current run: -
Longest run: -

Lazy Genius (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201597)
Current run: 3 weeks
Longest run: -

GrlumpTheElder (http://freewebs.com/schlumps/challenge.htm)
Current run: -
Longest run: -



It's my turn to choose a theme, and I say: RPG characters.
I really hope this is used, because it'll be much fun to see. I'll even promise to bribe with comments to anything theme-related :smallwink:



Answers for Icewalker and Lazy Genius:
@Icewalker: I'm sorry it's taken so long to get back to you, but I've had to think about it a little.
What you're talking about (learning to draw though a lot of drawing) is DEFINITELY in the spirit of the Challenge, so it would be a sin to exclude you. Add to this that everyone's skill levels are different, and no one should be excluded because of that.
I'm guessing you've been inspired by Thanqol? The things he uploads, I'd allow as entries. Expression sheets, ponies, figures, etc. Just go for as "finished" as you can.

Also, if you do want to include the comic, you can send it to me. That way, you won't have to publish it anywhere, and it can still count.

I'll go tutorial hunting in my drawing folder, in any case, and see if I can find something for you :smallsmile:


@Lazy Genius: Extensions are usually off the table for anything but technical issues and extraordinary circumstances. I guess performing and househunting counts, but bear in mind the "extraordinary" part - it really is just once :smalltongue:

ShadowySilence
2011-06-13, 08:36 AM
I am going to be gone for a very long time, with no access to my inkscape (although I may still write poems). I should still have access to GitP though, so I will try to bring something to the table (goodness knows I need to, I have been skimping on my art times lately :smallfrown:)

ShadowySilence
2011-06-16, 08:06 PM
I am sorry to say this, but I found out our ship does not have free wifi. If possible could my submitting be held off until the 27th? Depending on the situation I find myself in I may not answer back to anything.

Lazy Genius
2011-06-20, 06:41 AM
While highly enjoy writing things for the CHALLENGE, and I am planning to come back with several pieces of writing after Indonesia this summer, I have to take a break for now, as I'm taking intensive driving lessons, andwhat with my graduation coming up soon, there's bound to be parties. Sorry to disappoint, but I hope the things you've read have been enjoyable.

Glass Mouse
2011-06-20, 07:07 AM
@ShadowySilence: Sorry about the late answer, but sure, put up 12 pieces on the 27th, and you get two week markers. Have a nice cruise.

@Lazy Genius: Congrats about graduating, and thanks for giving the heads-up. Looking forward to seeing your return.


NOW, status!

IncoherentEssay passes with a bunch of different figurines, including undeaths, tentacle parasites and a hilltop.

Glass Mouse passes with comics and assorted drawings, including a pony and a drawing of a bard RPG character.

ShadowySilence is holding off until the 27th due to internetless-ness.

azuyomi244 didn't upload anything. You still here?

Mindfreak586, I'm still not sure what's original art and what's not. No pass.

Lazy Genius is taking a break.

GrlumpTheElder, your link is down. I'm PMing you. Edit: Site is up, with two OoTS style giant robots pictures.


Thus, azuyomi244 and Mindfreak FAIL this round.

IncoherentEssay, Glass Mouse and GrlumpTheElder PASS this round.

Current standing:IncoherentEssay (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169684)
Current run: 34 weeks
Longest run: -

Glass Mouse (http://glassmouse89.deviantart.com/)
Current run: 34 weeks
Longest run: -

ShadowySilence (http://shadowysilence.deviantart.com/)
Current run: -
Longest run: 2 weeks

azuyomi244 (http://azuyomi244.deviantart.com/)
Current run: -
Longest run: 4 weeks

Mindfreak586 (http://s1105.photobucket.com/home/mindfreak586)
Current run: -
Longest run: 2 weeks

Lazy Genius (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201597)
Current run: -
Longest run: 3 weeks

GrlumpTheElder (http://freewebs.com/schlumps/challenge.htm)
Current run: Ĺ week
Longest run: -


As for the theme, let's see... ShadowySilence is internetless, azuyomi244 and Mindfreak have both disappeared, so in the interest of actually getting a theme, it's Lazy Genius' turn to choose :smallsmile:

Azuyomi and Mindfreak, if you show up, you get next week.

Lazy Genius
2011-06-20, 07:10 AM
I'll go with the theme of "Success" then, be it graduation in my case, simple success in mastering a new skill, or success in life in general. Go wild. :smallamused:

GrlumpTheElder
2011-06-20, 09:32 AM
Had a juggle with the site - is this better.

@Glass Mouse - I've PM'd you my entries, sorry about the site...

I'm looking forward to this subject - I've just been set a challenge today which, If I pull it off, will definitly be a success!!!

Azuyomi244
2011-06-20, 09:47 PM
Sorry for my absence, I was dragged on an unexpected road trip.
I am going to have to drop out for a bit, I have a lot of stuff going on during the summer so I have to drop out again for a bit :smallfrown:

Glass Mouse
2011-06-22, 08:58 PM
@Lazy Genius: Does the feeling of succes after each finished drawing count? (I kid, I kid :smallwink:)

@GrlumpTheElder: Yeah, the site seems to work. Thanks!

@azuyomi244: Heh, that roadtrip sounds like fun. Thanks for the heads-up, and I hope you'll find the time after the summer :smallsmile:

Glass Mouse
2011-06-27, 08:06 AM
Status? Status. Staaaatus.

IncoherentEssay passes with different fighter and monster (of very varied designs) figurines.

Glass Mouse passes with comics, a drawing and part of a short story.

ShadowySilence is supposed to be back today, but didn't upload anything. If you return later today, please PM me.

azuyomi244 is on standby.

Lazy Genius is on standby.

GrlumpTheElder uploaded 3Ĺ pieces*, including a kobold victoriously smashing an adventurer.
*Please see below.


Thus, ShadowySilence FAILS this round.

IncoherentEssay, Glass Mouse and GrlumpTheElder PASS this round.

Current standing:IncoherentEssay (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169684)
Current run: 35 weeks
Longest run: -

Glass Mouse (http://glassmouse89.deviantart.com/)
Current run: 35 weeks
Longest run: -

ShadowySilence (http://shadowysilence.deviantart.com/)
Current run: -
Longest run: 2 weeks

azuyomi244 (http://azuyomi244.deviantart.com/)
Current run: -
Longest run: 4 weeks

Lazy Genius (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201597)
Current run: -
Longest run: 3 weeks

GrlumpTheElder (http://freewebs.com/schlumps/challenge.htm)
Current run: 1 week
Longest run: -



It's GrlumpTheElder's turn to choose a theme :smallsmile:


@GrlumpTheElder: I'm sorry for being a hard-ass, but changing a detail isn't enough for something to be a new picture. Since this is likely a misunderstanding, and you did put some effort into the picture, you pass, but please only use stand-alone pictures in the future.

ShadowySilence
2011-06-27, 08:52 AM
Sorry I got back yesterday but it was around 10 PM, not a lot of life left in me after a 13 hour drive! :smallwink: I am back now though and hope to upload some poems I did to pass the time while going, I will probably do that later today if that is ok (otherwise I can wait until the next round).

GrlumpTheElder
2011-06-27, 12:45 PM
@GrlumpTheElder: I'm sorry for being a hard-ass, but changing a detail isn't enough for something to be a new picture. Since this is likely a misunderstanding, and you did put some effort into the picture, you pass, but please only use stand-alone pictures in the future.

Sorry about that, I didn't realise - I'll do better next week

For my theme, I choose ART - nice and simple!

Glass Mouse
2011-06-27, 11:14 PM
@ShadowySilence: You've missed your call for the last two weeks, but put 'em up and get back in the saddle :smallsmile:

@GrlumpTheElder: Ooh, very meta. I'll make sure I actually use this theme. I've gotten pretty bad at implementing them.

Lazy Genius
2011-06-30, 09:48 AM
So as you might notice in my signature, I'm leaving tomorrow. I'm going on a trip to Indonesia, where I'll do volunteer work at a Wildlife Rescue. I'm telling you guys this because I'll be keeping a blog while on my stay there, I'm working on the first post as we speak (preparations), so I'm thinking the blog posts might be considered for the CHALLENGE. I don't expect there to be six blog posts a week, but I do expect they'll be quite a bit longer than the minimum of 250 words (even before adding the Dutch translated part), so there's a good chance that instead of 6 x 250 words, it might be something like 3 x 500 words, or 4 x 400 words, so I'm hoping that if this happens, it could be considered a 'pass' regardless.

Due to personal reasons, I will not post the link of the blog openly here, so if you want it, you can shoot me a PM.

Tyndmyr
2011-06-30, 09:56 AM
I will enter this challenge, starting this next week(since it's a full week).

What will I enter? No frigging idea. But I'll enter something every week.

GrlumpTheElder
2011-07-03, 06:39 PM
Unfortunately, I'm going to be away for a week starting between Thursday 7th to Thurday 14th. This means that productivity is going to be down for the next two weeks. However, I will have my camera with me...

Therefore I ask you this, can photographs count as entries in the Challenge?
It will mean I don't have to sit a week out (also it gives me a reason to practice my photography...)

Glass Mouse
2011-07-05, 02:31 AM
Ack. I'm so sorry about the way-too-late status update. It's been a crazy day around here, and somewhere along the way I completely forgot that it's Monday. I suck.


IncoherentEssay passes with regular figurines (fighters, strange designs and firepower) and a full Touhou figurine.

Glass Mouse passes with comics, two character drawings and an experimental short story.

ShadowySilence passes with five poems of various themes and a sea photo.

azuyomi244 is on standby.

Lazy Genius is on standby.

GrlumpTheElder passes with a bunch of different stuff, including origami, historical improvements and other drawings.

Tyndmyr is participating from next week.


Thus, no one FAILS this round.

IncoherentEssay, Glass Mouse, ShadowySilence and GrlumpTheElder PASS this round.

Awesome :smallbiggrin:

Current standing:IncoherentEssay (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169684)
Current run: 36 weeks
Longest run: -

Glass Mouse (http://glassmouse89.deviantart.com/)
Current run: 36 weeks
Longest run: -

ShadowySilence (http://shadowysilence.deviantart.com/)
Current run: 1 week
Longest run: 2 weeks

azuyomi244 (http://azuyomi244.deviantart.com/)
Current run: -
Longest run: 4 weeks

Lazy Genius (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201597)
Current run: -
Longest run: 3 weeks

GrlumpTheElder (http://freewebs.com/schlumps/challenge.htm)
Current run: 2 weeks
Longest run: -


It's IncoherentEssay's turn to choose a theme :smallsmile:



Answers to Lazy, Tyndmyr and Grlump:@Lazy Genius: This is possibly too late to answer, and I'm sorry. But that sounds fine, and I hope you'll have a great trip! Just send me a link to the blog when you get back :smallsmile:

@Tyndmyr: Awesome! Throw me a link to your stuff some time before Sunday. I'm looking forward to see what you'll come up with.

@GrlumpTheElder: Photographs run the risk of being very, very easy to get away with, but if you're serious about the hobby, I don't see why not. Photograph away!

IncoherentEssay
2011-07-05, 07:49 AM
The theme for this week is Sea.

GrlumpTheElder
2011-07-05, 07:25 PM
@GrlumpTheElder: Photographs run the risk of being very, very easy to get away with, but if you're serious about the hobby, I don't see why not. Photograph away![/SPOILER]

Thanks - I promise I won't just enter holiday snaps - there will be some thought that has gone into them, promise!

Glass Mouse
2011-07-11, 02:28 PM
Staaaatus!

IncoherentEssay passes with some sea-themed figurines (a fighter, a monster and a wizard) plus assorted figurines - and a CHALLENGE prize.

Glass Mouse passes with comics, and assorted drawings (including a drawing of a girl and a sea).

ShadowySilence didn't upload anything.

azuyomi244 is on standby.

Lazy Genius is on standby.

GrlumpTheElder passes with a sea drawing, an avatar and four sea-themed photos.

Tyndmyr, do you have a link to your stuff?


Thus, ShadowySilence FAILS this round.

IncoherentEssay, Glass Mouse and GrlumpTheElder PASS this round.

Current standing:IncoherentEssay (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169684)
Current run: 37 weeks
Longest run: -

Glass Mouse (http://glassmouse89.deviantart.com/)
Current run: 37 weeks
Longest run: -

ShadowySilence (http://shadowysilence.deviantart.com/)
Current run: -
Longest run: 2 weeks

azuyomi244 (http://azuyomi244.deviantart.com/)
Current run: -
Longest run: 4 weeks

Lazy Genius (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201597)
Current run: -
Longest run: 3 weeks

GrlumpTheElder (http://freewebs.com/schlumps/challenge.htm)
Current run: 3 weeks
Longest run: -


It's my turn to choose a theme, and I say: Infernal. (I don't think we've had this one?).

Tyndmyr
2011-07-12, 01:37 PM
This week's thingie: Writing. Specifically, a guide for Shadow Cities (http://knol.google.com/k/travis-lerol/shadow-cities-guide/19gema5g8ocw5/32#), a fun 'lil addictive ipod/iphone game I recently got hooked on.

We're doin themes? Oooh, nifty.

Glass Mouse
2011-07-12, 02:50 PM
@Tyndmyr, that looks cool, and I'm glad you haven't disappeared :smallsmile:

But...
1. 250 words make a piece, so you need a minimum of 1500 words to pass. Yours was 900-something, and some of those were just lists.
2. Please put up links to your stuff in advance (if you don't use a fixed place for them). Thanks.

Nifty, indeed. And voluntary, so only use them as much as you'd like.

Tyndmyr
2011-07-14, 03:43 PM
Oh, six works per week, my bad for not reading the op sufficiently. Oh well, nother week, nother attempt.

Glass Mouse
2011-07-18, 06:14 AM
Goodbye Sunday. 'twas nice seeing you.


IncoherentEssay passes with a ton of figurines, including a fight between fiends, a cruel chair and a vampire.

Glass Mouse passes with comics and assorted drawings.

ShadowySilence didn't upload anything. Dude?

azuyomi244 is on standby.

Lazy Genius is on standby.

GrlumpTheElder passes with photos, an OoTS-alien, and a fiery hell scene.

Tyndmyr, please provide a link, or make a habit of directing to your work in this thread or via PM.


Thus, ShadowySilence and Tyndmyr FAILS this round.

IncoherentEssay, Glass Mouse and GrlumpTheElder PASS this round.



Current standing:IncoherentEssay[/

URL]
Current run: 38 weeks
Longest run: -

[URL="http://glassmouse89.deviantart.com/"]Glass Mouse (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169684)
Current run: 38 weeks
Longest run: -

ShadowySilence (http://shadowysilence.deviantart.com/)
Current run: -
Longest run: 2 weeks

azuyomi244 (http://azuyomi244.deviantart.com/)
Current run: (on standby)
Longest run: 4 weeks

Lazy Genius (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201597)
Current run: (on standby)
Longest run: 3 weeks

GrlumpTheElder (http://freewebs.com/schlumps/challenge.htm)
Current run: 4 weeks
Longest run: -


It's GrlumpTheElder's turn to choose a theme :smallsmile:

GrlumpTheElder
2011-07-18, 07:46 AM
Theme, eh?

How about Antique

Tyndmyr
2011-07-18, 11:37 PM
My thread (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=11447278#post11447278):

I've only got two works so far this week, so definitely much more to do. This is significantly more challenging that I originally anticipated. Good stuff.

ShadowySilence
2011-07-19, 06:55 AM
ShadowySilence didn't upload anything. Dude?

I am sorry, I have actually been considering leaving due to how every campaign I join seems to fall on its back within a week or two. But I couldn't just abandon the Challenge (and all of the great people involved in it), so I have decided to stay! :smallsmile: (Although I will probably not be joining any campaigns for a long time, I am burnt out getting so prepared for them and then having them dissipate... :smallfrown:)

Tyndmyr
2011-07-23, 11:52 AM
My thread (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=11447278#post11447278):

I've only got two works so far this week, so definitely much more to do. This is significantly more challenging that I originally anticipated. Good stuff.

2 3.5 PrCs, 1 3.5 Base Class, 1 Lego creation, photographed and placed on the internet, and 1(enough words for two) bit of writing about a fantasy town for a 3.5 setting.

I think I'd strain pretty heavily to describe those all as antique, but hey...it's a completed week.

GrlumpTheElder
2011-07-23, 12:05 PM
2 3.5 PrCs, 1 3.5 Base Class, 1 Lego creation, photographed and placed on the internet, and 1(enough words for two) bit of writing about a fantasy town for a 3.5 setting.

I think I'd strain pretty heavily to describe those all as antique, but hey...it's a completed week.

Don't worry, I hardly stuck the theme at all, and I suggested it!

Entered with two drawings, three photographs and a video! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wb9-6TUYQ8A) - Hope that's ok.

Glass Mouse: I will be away most of august. Is it ok If I work really hard this week and submit to you four/five weeks worth of material in one week?

Glass Mouse
2011-07-25, 07:00 AM
Status! But first, a confession: I just discovered that I hadn't uploaded a CHALLENGE submission that I thought I had. It's up now, but a little over deadline. Since I'd excuse this small forgetfulness with anyone else (especially if it's the first time), I thought you guys might forgive me for it, too, and let me keep my streak.


IncoherentEssay passes with post-apoc survivors, ragequitting Atlas, a hobgoblin and a joke figurine.

Glass Mouse passes with comics, a witchhunter and two talking characters.

ShadowySilence passes with sea photographs galore (a little late to that theme, eh? :smallwink:).

GrlumpTheElder passes with an antique vase, a planet, various photograps and the CHALLENGE's first video.

Tyndmyr passes with a lego creation, a bunch of D&D 3.5 classes (also the CHALLENGE's first, I believe) and some writing about a town.


Thus, no one FAILS this round.

Everyone, however, PASS this round. Woo, go us! :smallbiggrin:


Current standing:
IncoherentEssay (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169684)
Current run: 39 weeks
Longest run: -

Glass Mouse (http://glassmouse89.deviantart.com/)
Current run: 39 weeks
Longest run: -

ShadowySilence (http://shadowysilence.deviantart.com/)
Current run: -
Longest run: 2 weeks

azuyomi244 (http://azuyomi244.deviantart.com/)
Current run: (on standby)
Longest run: 4 weeks

Lazy Genius (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201597)
Current run: (on standby)
Longest run: 3 weeks

GrlumpTheElder (http://freewebs.com/schlumps/challenge.htm)
Current run: 5 weeks
Longest run: -

Tyndmyr (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=11447278)
Current run: 1 week
Longest run: -


It's Tyndmyr's turn to choose the theme :smallsmile:


Answers to Shadow, Tyndmyr and Grlump:
@ShadowySilence: I'm glad you decided to stay! I know it's likely too late now, but why haven't you submitted those campaigns you've worked on? D&D stuff works for Tyndmyr :smallsmile:
Also, blergh. Dying gaming groups suck.

@Tyndmyr: Thanks a lot for clarifying your submissions. Otherwise, that'd get complicated really fast :smallwink:
And don't worry about the theme, it's not a prerequisite to pass. I only indirectly followed it myself (would've liked to follow it more, though, it's a cool theme).

@GrlumpTheElder: I'd rather you brought it with you and submitted four weeks worth of material afterwards. While your ambition is admirable, a month's break isn't really in the spirit of the CHALLENGE.

Tyndmyr
2011-07-25, 09:31 AM
Theme: In Spaaace!

Lazy Genius
2011-07-26, 07:31 AM
Being on standby as I am, I thought it would be nice to note that for the last couple of weeks I've kept a blog with about two posts a week, each probably around a thousand words or so (two pages). Excluding the pictures this should give me enough for the weeks I've been on standby, I think?3 weeks @ 2,000 words each = 6,000 words
6 works/week @ 250 words each, for three weeks = 4,500 words
This is a rough estimate, but I think I'm well over the minimum regardless.
I've sent you the blog link via PM, haven't I, Glass Mouse?

GrlumpTheElder
2011-07-29, 03:56 PM
In that case, please put me on standby, as I will be away for the best part of two months.

I'll make it up to you with a veritable treasure trove of photographic delights and artistical pleasures to delight even the most philistinic of you upon my return. :smallwink:

Glass Mouse
2011-07-31, 02:20 PM
@Everyone: Tomorrow's status update may be late as I might be unable to get to a PC before evening. Expect status no later than 11 PM GMT, and that's worst case (if I can't borrow somewhere).

@Tyndmyr: Weee.

@Lazy Genius: That's not really how standby is supposed to work, but I see I didn't specify that anywhere, so all right. Good job on writing!
And yeah, I've got the link :smallsmile:

@GrlumpTheElder: Haha, I'm defintely in the anticipant group! :smallwink:


And for the record, standby is not supposed to be any more than "I'm out for a while, but I intend to reenter soon-ish". So anything done while on standby don't count, and you still lose your streak if you go on standby. Just clearing that up for the future :smallsmile:

Glass Mouse
2011-08-01, 08:49 AM
Mwahaha, who needs socialising when you can have computers and status updates?


IncoherentEssay passes with assorted fighting figurines including space defenders, plus a full figurine and a big spider.

Glass Mouse passes with comics and assorted drawings, including a girl floating in space.

ShadowySilence got in contact, and he's out of the CHALLENGE.

azuyomi244, please state your desire to reenter, or I'll assume you've left for good.

Lazy Genius is back with journal entries worth 3 weeks of work.

GrlumpTheElder is on standby until ultimo September.

Tyndmyr uploaded a D&D 3.5 class.


Thus, Tyndmyr FAILS this round.

IncoherentEssay, Glass Mouse and Lazy Genius PASS this round.

Glass Mouse and IncoherentEssay have both earned 8 week prizes.

Current standing:
IncoherentEssay (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169684)
Current run: 40 weeks
Longest run: -

Glass Mouse (http://glassmouse89.deviantart.com/)
Current run: 40 weeks
Longest run: -

azuyomi244 (http://azuyomi244.deviantart.com/)
Current run: (on standby)
Longest run: 4 weeks

Lazy Genius (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201597)
Current run: 3 weeks
Longest run: 3 weeks

GrlumpTheElder (http://freewebs.com/schlumps/challenge.htm)
Current run: (on standby)
Longest run: 5 weeks

Tyndmyr (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=11447278)
Current run: -
Longest run: 1 week


It's IncoherentEssay's turn to choose a theme :smallsmile:

IncoherentEssay
2011-08-01, 11:51 AM
The theme is Luck, good and bad (so games-of-chance, freak occurences, items/practices associated with good/bad luck, etc.)

A good theme (imo) is fairly open-ended, but not simply something you can tack on to something as a descriptor.

Mad Mask
2011-08-03, 12:16 PM
I'd like to join The CHALLENGE with my DeviantART (http://mad-mask.deviantart.com/), with drawings and comics, starting next week. :smallsmile:

What's the procedure for when I update? Do I need to PM Glass Mouse at the end of each theme? :smallconfused:

Glass Mouse
2011-08-03, 12:58 PM
A good theme (imo) is fairly open-ended, but not simply something you can tack on to something as a descriptor.

Hear, hear!


I'd like to join The CHALLENGE with my DeviantART (http://mad-mask.deviantart.com/), with drawings and comics, starting next week. :smallsmile:

What's the procedure for when I update? Do I need to PM Glass Mouse at the end of each theme? :smallconfused:

Awesome! Welcome to the CHALLENGE :smallbiggrin:

As long as your updates are easy to find (aka uploaded to the link you've provided), I'll find it on my own. Throw me a PM if you've made special stuff or something you don't want to upload to DA, but other than that, no worries :smallsmile:

Hope you'll have fun with this.

Viera Champion
2011-08-03, 01:48 PM
Oooohhhh... Sounds like fun!

Glass Mouse
2011-08-03, 02:54 PM
It is! :smallwink:

Viera Champion
2011-08-03, 03:35 PM
It is! :smallwink:

Can... Can I join...?

Glass Mouse
2011-08-03, 04:43 PM
Can... Can I join...?

Only if you ask very, very nicely and submit your application in three identical copies.

Or give us a link to your stuff. That works too.

:smallwink:

Viera Champion
2011-08-03, 05:47 PM
Only if you ask very, very nicely and submit your application in three identical copies.

Or give us a link to your stuff. That works too.

:smallwink:

Oh, what if I don't have a specific place to put my stuff? What if I put some on GitP, some on Tumblr, some on Google Docs, and some on Facebook? Should I just like make a thread on GitP and start putting all my stuff there?

Glass Mouse
2011-08-03, 07:13 PM
Oh, what if I don't have a specific place to put my stuff? What if I put some on GitP, some on Tumblr, some on Google Docs, and some on Facebook? Should I just like make a thread on GitP and start putting all my stuff there?

Yeah. Either collect everything in one or two spots, or make a habit of sending me a PM with links every week. Whatever's easier for you :smallsmile: (I'd recommend a gitp thread, because there's a chance for feedback)

Viera Champion
2011-08-03, 07:31 PM
Can I start this week?

Viera Champion
2011-08-03, 07:47 PM
Here it is. (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=210075)

Glass Mouse
2011-08-03, 07:53 PM
Can I start this week?

Sure. I'm counting you on Sunday along with everyone else. Welcome to the CHALLENGE :smallsmile:

Viera Champion
2011-08-04, 08:11 PM
All finished for this week!:smallbiggrin:

Glass Mouse
2011-08-08, 11:19 AM
Status is a little late, for which I'm sorry. Still, better here than never!


IncoherentEssay passes with a bunch of figurines, including a rather non-friendly game of cards.

Glass Mouse passes with comics updates and assorted drawings, including a (un)lucky job offer.

Lazy Genius passes with his weight in blog entries.

GrlumpTheElder is on standby until ultimo September.

Tyndmyr didn't upload anything.

Mad Mask is in from next week.

Lil Shiro passes with one story prologue and five poems, including one about luck.


Thus, Tyndmyr FAILS this round.

IncoherentEssay, Glass Mouse, Lazy Genius and Lil Shiro PASS this round. Hey, that's a lot of passes :smallbiggrin:


Current standing:IncoherentEssay (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169684)
Current run: 41 weeks
Longest run: -

Glass Mouse (http://glassmouse89.deviantart.com/)
Current run: 41 weeks
Longest run: -

Lazy Genius (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201597)
Current run: 4 weeks
Longest run: 3 weeks

GrlumpTheElder (http://freewebs.com/schlumps/challenge.htm)
Current run: (on standby)
Longest run: 5 weeks

Tyndmyr (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=11447278)
Current run: -
Longest run: 1 week

Mad Mask (http://mad-mask.deviantart.com/)
Current run: -
Longest run: -

Lil Shiro (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=210075)
Current run: 1 week
Longest run: -


It's my turn to choose a theme, and I say: fanart. Spread the love, people :smallwink:

Glass Mouse
2011-08-15, 05:06 AM
Status galore!


IncoherentEssay passes with 4-6 fanart figurines (one for Taskmaster, one for Fallout: New Vegas, one for Puella Magi Madoka Magica, and one "fan"art with touches of Magicka), plus golems.

Glass Mouse passes with an OC meme full of drawings, plus a Darken fanart.

Lazy Genius uploaded a blog entry.

GrlumpTheElder is on standby until ultimo September.

Tyndmyr didn't upload anything. You still in?

Mad Mask passes with three Frogman & Dinotron fanarts, a Remember (OoTS fan comic) fanart, plus two more drawings.

Lil Shiro uploaded three drawings and two poems.


Thus, Lazy Genius, Tyndmyr and Lil Shiro FAIL this round.

IncoherentEssay, Glass Mouse and Mad Mask PASS this round. Off to a good start, Mad :smallwink:


Current standing:IncoherentEssay (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169684)
Current run: 42 weeks
Longest run: -

Glass Mouse (http://glassmouse89.deviantart.com/)
Current run: 42 weeks
Longest run: -

Lazy Genius (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201597)
Current run: -
Longest run: 3 weeks

GrlumpTheElder (http://freewebs.com/schlumps/challenge.htm)
Current run: (on standby)
Longest run: 5 weeks

Tyndmyr (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=11447278)
Current run: -
Longest run: 1 week

Mad Mask (http://mad-mask.deviantart.com/)
Current run: 1 week
Longest run: -

Lil Shiro (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=210075)
Current run: -
Longest run: 1 week


It's Lazy Genius' turn to choose a theme :smallsmile:

Viera Champion
2011-08-15, 05:43 AM
Oh no! I forgot I had to do six! I thought it was only five!:smallfrown:
Now I have to start all over making six poems every week.

Lazy Genius
2011-08-15, 10:59 AM
Pity, I had a blog post I was going to post this morning, but I didn't get to it, as I needed to finish writing it first. :smalltongue:

In keeping with the blog entry that I have since posted, the theme is "Hello, Goodbye" Since I am now no longer regularly writing my blogs, I have no real way to get to my quota of writing done anymore, at least not a reliable way, so if you could come up with something that would be awesome.

Tyndmyr
2011-08-15, 11:04 AM
*Wakes up from drunken haze*

Oh yeah, sorry. Been kinda out of it for a few weeks. Back in this week, I promise at least interesting screenshots of things.

Edit: Also, what about milestones on larger projects? I have many things that I work on, but could not even theoretically finish in a week. Is that a thing?

Mad Mask
2011-08-16, 08:46 AM
I passed! :smallbiggrin:

...now I have to find a way to ink my drawings without them looking awful.


In keeping with the blog entry that I have since posted, the theme is "Hello, Goodbye"

I don't really get this one. You mean the Beatles song? :smallconfused:


Since I am now no longer regularly writing my blogs, I have no real way to get to my quota of writing done anymore, at least not a reliable way, so if you could come up with something that would be awesome.

Who could come up with what? :smallconfused:

Lazy Genius
2011-08-16, 09:03 AM
"Hello, Goodbye" was the title of my last blog (as well as the beatles song), but basically the theme is first meetings and departures, like 'hello' and 'goodbye' respectively.

I can't come up with something to write for the CHALLENGE, so if there's somebody that could come up with something to write about, I heartily invite them to voice their thoughts and set me on the right track.

Mad Mask
2011-08-19, 05:43 PM
If I post a comic, does each panel count as separate pieces? Assuming each is detailed enough, it would seem logical, but I just wanted to make sure.

Glass Mouse
2011-08-20, 09:42 PM
Oh no! I forgot I had to do six! I thought it was only five!:smallfrown:
Now I have to start all over making six poems every week.

This is awfully late, Shiro, and I'm sorry, but we actually had this exact situation once before (with someone forgetting that it's 6 pieces... in the second week, too), and if we have to follow precedens, I'll say "upload seven pieces this week, and you get to keep your streak."
But since I'm a derp who answers late, make seven pieces this OR next week, and it'll be fine.


Edit: Also, what about milestones on larger projects? I have many things that I work on, but could not even theoretically finish in a week. Is that a thing?

For writing, it's 250 words a piece. For drawn works, every sufficiently detailed character and background counts as a separate piece.
If your more "involved" works span more than one week, just make sure you finish six pieces a week. That's what I do, at least.

Is that answer enough? :smallsmile:


If I post a comic, does each panel count as separate pieces? Assuming each is detailed enough, it would seem logical, but I just wanted to make sure.

Until now, every comic page has counted as a piece. But I guess if each panel is distinct (no copy-pasta) and sufficiently detailed, they would count.

I wouldn't count my comic (http://catseyes.comicgenesis.com/d/20110618.html)'s pages as more than one, since they're done quickly - or our previous comiceer (http://neorice.com/aptgg_284)'s, since there are huge amounts of copy-pasta.
But I guess it depends on general skill level and conscience.


@Lazy Genius: Write a novel? :smallwink:

Tyndmyr
2011-08-22, 12:25 AM
For writing, it's 250 words a piece. For drawn works, every sufficiently detailed character and background counts as a separate piece.
If your more "involved" works span more than one week, just make sure you finish six pieces a week. That's what I do, at least.

Is that answer enough? :smallsmile:

This works...I have a novel with thousands of words in, for instance...and I routinely code large things. I suppose I can count up code as words...it's a bit more difficult, but should still be reasonable.

This week's stuff includes some game graphics and a couple of articles totaling about 2000 words. That's a solid win for this week.

Glass Mouse
2011-08-22, 01:56 AM
Slightly early status today. If you've failed, but upload your stuff in the next two hours, throw me a PM, and I'll fix it.


IncoherentEssay passes with a ragtag pirate team, a hunter (plus monsters), and a full Touhou figurine.

Glass Mouse passes with assorted drawings, including a meeting between a girl and a dog, and a CHALLENGE prize.

Lazy Genius didn't upload anything.

GrlumpTheElder is on standby until ultimo September.

Tyndmyr, please upload your works somewhere. Pass for now.

Mad Mask passes with an 8-panel comic.

Lil Shiro didn't upload anything.


Thus, Lazy Genius and Lil Shiro FAIL this round.

IncoherentEssay, Glass Mouse, Tyndmyr and Mad Mask PASS this round.


Current standing:IncoherentEssay (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169684)
Current run: 43 weeks
Longest run: -

Glass Mouse (http://glassmouse89.deviantart.com/)
Current run: 43 weeks
Longest run: -

Lazy Genius (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201597)
Current run: -
Longest run: 3 weeks

GrlumpTheElder (http://freewebs.com/schlumps/challenge.htm)
Current run: (on standby)
Longest run: 5 weeks

Tyndmyr (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=11447278)
Current run: 1 week
Longest run: 1 week

Mad Mask (http://mad-mask.deviantart.com/)
Current run: 2 week
Longest run: -

Lil Shiro (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=210075)
Current run: -
Longest run: 1 week


It's Tyndmyr's turn to choose a theme :smallsmile:

Tyndmyr
2011-08-22, 06:55 AM
They're linked on my thread (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=207086).

Hmm, theme...Piracy!

Viera Champion
2011-08-23, 07:38 PM
This is awfully late, Shiro, and I'm sorry, but we actually had this exact situation once before (with someone forgetting that it's 6 pieces... in the second week, too), and if we have to follow precedens, I'll say "upload seven pieces this week, and you get to keep your streak."
But since I'm a derp who answers late, make seven pieces this OR next week, and it'll be fine.

Okay, I have work all day, all week, but I will try to get the seven pieces done.

Glass Mouse
2011-08-24, 09:22 PM
They're linked on my thread (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=207086).

Could you include all the works you've done and linked in a week, in one post? It's pretty difficult to navigate the opening post. Thanks :smallsmile:


Okay, I have work all day, all week, but I will try to get the seven pieces done.

Sorry, Shiro, but you failed last week, so there isn't really a streak to keep up anymore. But feel more than free to get back in the fight, anyway! :smallsmile:



Also, IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!

Due to a small sommer vacation this week's status update will be late. Expect it Monday night or Tuesday morning GMT-ish. I'm sorry about that, but I'll be completely without internet until that time.
Deadline is Sunday as usual, though, so your planning won't be messed up :smallsmile:

Tyndmyr
2011-08-29, 06:46 AM
Certainly, here's the stuff for this past week(could have sworn I posted it last night, but meh.)

Auramancy (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=212908). A new 3.5 subsystem. The rules alone clear 900 words, and thus, complete the challenge. It'll probably continue to grow and change with feedback, but it's in a completish state currently and in fact, is being tested out as is, so I feel it's time to count it as done. First post only, rest is discussion and feedback.


Story Chunks for a video game (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=207086). Count this as insurance in case you have any quibbles with bits of the former. Another 225 words or so. This is one part of a larger whole. With luck, I'll post the whole game this next week. Last post in the thread has the stuff.

Glass Mouse
2011-08-29, 09:07 PM
Back from summer vacation stuff and ready to make status! Tyndmyr, see below.


IncoherentEssay passes with assorted fighter/evil clown/scavenger figurines, plus a... pi-rate.

Glass Mouse passes with assorted drawings, mostly character-stuff.

Lazy Genius uploaded nothing. Still in?

GrlumpTheElder is on standby until ultimo September.

Tyndmyr uploaded a D&D subsystem and video game stuff.

Mad Mask passes with a bunch of drawings, half of which is dinosaur stuff.

Lil Shiro didn't upload anything.


Thus, Lazy Genius, Tyndmyr and Lil Shiro FAIL this round.

IncoherentEssay, Glass Mouse and Mad Mask PASS this round.


Current standing:IncoherentEssay (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169684)
Current run: 44 weeks
Longest run: -

Glass Mouse (http://glassmouse89.deviantart.com/)
Current run: 44 weeks
Longest run: -

Lazy Genius (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201597)
Current run: -
Longest run: 3 weeks

GrlumpTheElder (http://freewebs.com/schlumps/challenge.htm)
Current run: (on standby)
Longest run: 5 weeks

Tyndmyr (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=11447278)
Current run: -
Longest run: 1 week

Mad Mask (http://mad-mask.deviantart.com/)
Current run: 3 weeks
Longest run: -

Lil Shiro (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=210075)
Current run: -
Longest run: 1 week


It's Mad Mask's turn to choose a theme :smallsmile:


@Tyndmyr:Thanks a lot for making your works clear in the thread. That's a great help :smallsmile:
However, your math is off. One piece is 250 words. Your 1125 (900 + 225) words for this week only add up to 4.5 pieces. To meet the quota, you need at least 1500 words.

Hope that's clearer.

Viera Champion
2011-08-29, 09:46 PM
I'm getting there! I need a break before I start arts-ing again.

Maybe I'll start again this week.

Tyndmyr
2011-08-30, 10:58 AM
Dammit, I fail at basic multiplication yet again.

Mad Mask
2011-08-30, 04:52 PM
For the theme I choose vehicles. Cars, limos, tanks, batmobiles; anything with wheels.

Lazy Genius
2011-09-01, 01:48 PM
I'm still in, and I'm thinking of new things to do, sorry for the lack of heads-up before, but I've been busy with some stuff preparing for university and everything. I'm earnestly thinking of writing a novel, and have been since somewhere in the summer vacation, but I simply don't know what to write it about, so if anyone has any suggestions on how to come up with an idea, I'll hear them and follow the advice, so far I'm thinking Fantasy, Sci-Fi or Historical Fiction, with a preference for the former two, if that helps at all.

Viera Champion
2011-09-01, 09:48 PM
Oh god! It's Thursday already?!

Glass Mouse
2011-09-05, 08:59 AM
ARGH! I've got a headache, and my retarded phone just deleted the third post in a row, so I'll make this short.

I'm without internet. I've been without internet since wednesday, and I want to kick the first internet-responsible person I see by now (seriously, who leaves 60 students without internet for SIX days?). Both status and my stuff from last week WILL show up tomorrow when I have to go to school, but I'm really, really, really sorry about the delay on both.

Glass Mouse
2011-09-06, 05:49 AM
Sweet, sweet school internet! I'm SO sorry about the lateness, guys, especially considering it's the second week in a row. I won't believe internet people's promises ever again.


IncoherentEssay passes with a fighting scene, a mecha, a tank (fitting the theme) and a full Touhou figurine.

Glass Mouse passes with restarted comics, plus assorted character, and other, drawings.

Lazy Genius didn't upload anything.

GrlumpTheElder is on standby until ultimo September.

Tyndmyr uploaded writings for an oldschool-style video game.

Mad Mask passes with a six-panel comic... of Germanness and derp.

Lil Shiro didn't upload anything.


Thus, Lazy Genius, Tyndmyr and Lil Shiro FAIL this round.

IncoherentEssay, Glass Mouse and Mad Mask PASS this round.


Current standing:IncoherentEssay (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169684)
Current run: 45 weeks
Longest run: -

Glass Mouse (http://glassmouse89.deviantart.com/)
Current run: 45 weeks
Longest run: -

Lazy Genius (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201597)
Current run: -
Longest run: 3 weeks

GrlumpTheElder (http://freewebs.com/schlumps/challenge.htm)
Current run: (on standby)
Longest run: 5 weeks

Tyndmyr (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=11447278)
Current run: -
Longest run: 1 week

Mad Mask (http://mad-mask.deviantart.com/)
Current run: 4 weeks
Longest run: -

Lil Shiro (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=210075)
Current run: -
Longest run: 1 week


It's Lil Shiro's turn to choose a theme :smallsmile:


@Lazy Genius, on novel writing:One thing seems to work for me at times, and that's themes. Is there anything that's on your mind a lot? It could be anything from life at sea to evil to the reproduction of flowers. Anything that you find makes you stop and ponder from time to time, or that you seem to always get back to reading about. Now make a novel from that!
It seems like vague advice, I know, but that strategy has always been immensely helpful to me.

If you're curious, my current themes seem to be mortality and salvation. Interesting stuff.

Alternatively, if you're the character-driven sort, make an interesting character, write in free-mode about hir for a while and see if something comes up.
Or, if you're more plot-driven, take a look at the seven basic plots (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheSevenBasicPlots) and see if one is more appealing right now than the others. If yes, make an original spin and get writing.

Viera Champion
2011-09-06, 03:49 PM
I uploaded one thing... My motivation is running low...

But um... theme... um... I just asked my friend for a random theme.

He said Sleep.

I promise I will complete the Challenge this week.