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    Draw your Friends II!


    Welcome to a new iteration of the Draw your Friends game/competition, the game/competition were you draw for a friend.

    I'm one of your hosts, Eleanor_Rigby, but E_R is a bit quicker to type.
    Our other host is avatarist extrordinaire, araveugnitsuga: you may call him Pink-Haired August, which might not be quicker to type but might be easier to remember. He's got real life commitments so won't be able to play this round, but he's generous enough to still co-host, because he's just that kind of guy.

    That's nice but...
    What on Earth is "DYF"?


    DYF stands for "Draw Your Friends"; it's a GitP forum art exchange in which each participant is given a randomly selected fellow-participant to draw for, everybody does their artwork in secret and then PMs it to the host (not to their recipient) and then after the deadline has passed (about a week, though there's space between the sign-ups and the actual challenge begining as well) the art is released and everyone has a chance to guess who made what for whom. The guessing stage is not mandatory but can be quite interesting. After the guessing stage there is a final reveal where the hosts announce who really did make what for whom.

    General Guidelines and Previous Incarnations of DYF:

    Each round usually has a loose theme, which is not mandatory, looking at the archive at the bottom will probably provide a good idea of how they go.

    You don't, strictly speaking, have to 'draw' your friends, in fact, wacky formats are pretty much encouraged, so photographs of sculptures (do macaroni pictures count as sculptures? they're definately allowed either way) are also allowed and the art style is not set in anyway so digital and traditional media are both fine.
    Probably the most typical gift in DYF is an avatar based on the a pre-existing avatar, but work does not need to be avatar sized and it doesn't need to include features of your recipient's existing avatar either. It still can, it just doesn't have to.
    Since it's an online challenge, you do of course need to have a way to get your gift online for your recipient but that doesn't mean it has to be digital art.

    If it's Called "Draw Your Friends" Does that Mean I Can't Play if I Don't Know the Other Players?

    It most certainly does not.
    We call it Draw Your Friends in the hopes that the people who draw for each other become friends, as opposed to the pre-supposition that everyone playing will already be buddies. A lot of people sign up for multiple rounds and often people do know each other, or consider each other friends already, but that's not how it has to be. Besides - someone could sign up for a challenge that has eight of their friends and one stranger on the participants list and end up being randomly assigned the stranger - and that wouldn't be a Bad Thing.
    Even if you are quite (or very) new in these parts you can still sign up, DYF participants can be surprisingly resourceful, so you needn't worry too much on that account either.
    (I guess I should also say at this point that there are rules about the discussion of how long members have been on the forums so this is a subject that shouldn't be talked about a whole lot)

    On the Origin of the DYF Challenge:

    The challenge was originally started and revived by The Grandmaster of Friendly Administration, Fin and araveugnitsuga then came on board as a co-host and eventually took over hosting the challenge entirely. As of two rounds ago he's got himself a co-host who helpfully helps him in running the game.


    About the Workload and What Do I Do Miss the Boat?:

    Please don't sign up unless you think you can commit to the challenge, although one should also bearing mind that in DYF it really is the thought that counts - you don't need to pull your hair out for a whole week fretting over whether it's something your recipient will like. If you put thought into it, chances are they'll like it!

    Themes are announced after sign-ups and after people are assigned their recipients and are completely optional. The first fourteen to volunteer get the places, barring any sudden disappearances. If there's demand for it, there will probably be a 'wishlist' that people who miss out this time can sign up for.

    For those not able to participate in a round the wishlist provides you with a way to ensure you do in the next round. Those expressly asking to be put in the wishlist and not having participated in the latest round get signed into the next one from the get go.

    Deadline: 12:01 GMT 30th of April

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    • Eleanor_Rigby
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    • Zefir
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    • smuchmuch
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    • Felyndiira
    • Akrim.elf
    • GrlumpTheElder
    • The Succubus
    • Castaras
    • Irbis




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    Yay, it's back. Sign me in.
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    Haven't done any avataring in a while, so I'm greatly tempted...
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    No Pinky ? How sad.

    Oh well, in.
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    Aye am min.
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    I blame some Internet error, apologies.
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    I'm in :).

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    join me!
    wait...
    i know.. i think
    yes!
    i join you!
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    AND MY AXE!

    Been a while since I last did one of these. probably shouldn't because of exams quickly aproaching, but I need something to keep me sane...
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    Hmmm. I'll give this a try.

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    Default Re: Draw Your Friends! II (That's right, we're into 'series 2' now)

    In, provided it starts at the latest early May.
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    Oooh, 'm IN
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    Quote Originally Posted by Castaras View Post
    In, provided it starts at the latest early May.
    (Seeing as we're already twelve, wich is more than sufficient, may I, in fact, suggest we start this friday even if we hjaven't reached fourteen by that point ? that'll avoid poeople dropping of because of the delai, like last round.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by smuchmuch View Post
    (Seeing as we're already twelve, wich is more than sufficient, may I, in fact, suggest we start this friday even if we hjaven't reached fourteen by that point ? that'll avoid poeople dropping of because of the delai, like last round.)
    The following section of the OP was drafted for this round to try and avoid that scenario:

    Quote Originally Posted by Eleanor_Rigby View Post
    Provisional starting date is Saturday 21st of April, provisional submission date is Saturday 28th of April. If the sign-up list hasn't filled by then we'll just carry on with a smaller number.
    The word 'provisional' was used to offer some wiggle room of a few days if the sign-up list filled really quickly or something. So we should not only have started but also have finished by early May.
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    I'm gonna have to drop out of this. Seeya guys, have fun 8)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogmantra View Post
    I'm gonna have to drop out of this. Seeya guys, have fun 8)
    Thanks for letting us know and hope you're ok.
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    Why not me?
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    Default Re: Draw Your Friends! II (That's right, we're into 'series 2' now)

    Quote Originally Posted by Irbis View Post
    Why not me?
    The ": smallyuk :" face in your post confuses me a little bit... were you posting to say you'd like to participate in this round?
    That's the impression I got but I thought it'd be best to check...

    Also, Sign-ups closed as per smuchmuch's suggestion. PMs should be arriving in the weekend.

    ETA: PMs have gone out except for Ibris whose box is full...
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    PMs have been sent:

    Theme is:

    Food, Glorious, Food
    (Would that make this the Food Web?)

    Deadline is:

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    Annoyingly, I can't seem to find any "straight" Castaras avatars. So here's a bunch of them, seeing as she doesn't normally go this... unclothed.




    And seeing as the theme is Food, Glorious Food, I'll add that Castaras has pretty much most of her playground life been a Pieomancer.
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    Food? Grlump will fit in nicely here! (Check sig. for various Grlumps)
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrlumpTheElder View Post
    Food? Grlump will fit in nicely here! (Check sig. for various Grlumps)
    Your reappearance at this juncture was indeed fortuitous

    I must say, I don't quite know what all a pieomancer does, but it sounds like quite a worthy profession from the name alone...
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    Magic involving Pie.
    "I'm just going on motive and opportunity here and the fact that if the earth got swallowed by a black hole, I'd look suspiciously in your direction first."
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    done
    better that nothing :)
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    Also done - not sure how well it turned out but looks pretty reasonable.

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    Elearnor, August, due to all 500 errors I had extreme problems getting to the forums recently - can I ask one of you to mail me my assignemnt? Using 'mail Irbis' option just under PM option? Preferably with some mail adress I can use to reply? I'll do it ASAP, just forums hate me at the moment
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    ... not even started right now, well I got an idea.
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    Actually finished ahead of schedule rather than last minute panic, for the first DYF since pretty much never =x.

    Yayifications.

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    Still haven't started. My work needed more attention after some talking with my boss.
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    Maybe it'd be easier if you asked for the deadline to be slightly postponed and make your avatar this week end ?
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