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CONTEST! *FINISHED!*

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 9, 2012, 3:06 AM

        

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"THE NEW RECRUIT" CONTEST

Hey guys!
I think it's time I did a new contest! It's been a while since I've done one and I've come up with such an awesome Contest idea that I'd love for all of you to take part in! :la:
The theme is for you guys to make a new crew member for Andromeda's ship! A new sci-fi buddy to travel with them across the stars and fighting bad guys and bringing serenity to desolate planets! I hope to see some amazing ideas from you guys, I know I'll love your creations! <3
What I will be doing with your characters, if you allow me, is drawing them with the rest of the crew, and eventually writing short stories about the crew of the SSV Zorya… because I secretly love writing xD When (and if) I do, then I'll be asking for your input, how to write the character and asking for any ideas you'd want to put into the stories too! ^^


There will be a first place winner, and then two runners-up, chosen by your judges:
:bulletpink: Judge for First Place: :iconm-3-1:
:bulletpink: Judge for Second Place :iconaerinboy:
:bulletpink: Judge for Third Place :icontokibuni:

DEADLINE IS THE 9th DECEMBER!!

PLEASE READ ALL OF THE RULES!
"Andromeda and her crew work on a starship called the SSV Zorya, and they need a new crew member to join their ranks! What will your character's job be? Will they be in the weapons room priming the guns and keeping up with the ammo? Will they be busy in the infirmary, checking the injured? Or would they even be in the kitchen, making sure the crew got healthy and nutritious meals? xDD"

RULES AND INFO
:bulletpink: They can be either male or female!
:bulletpink: Try and make their outfit look sci-fi so they fit in with the crew! ^_^ and remember to try and make their outfit apply to their job too! Like Sephy has all her gadgets and Karya has the equipment to help her garden…
:bulletpink: The character needs to have at least three colours to their outfit; like Andromeda's is pink, white and blue, Persephone's is black, silver and blue etc. Don't ask why… xD
:bulletpink: Try and think logically; would it be a good idea for a character to have super long hair in space? Would it be a good idea for the character to be wearing extra skimpy clothing? Try and keep in mind that although they need to be attractive they also need to be practical xDD
:bulletpink: I don't want black and white pictures or just line art; I don't mind if it's a sketch or a full on digital picture, traditional or a reference sheet, just so long as it has COLOUR!
:bulletpink: The character can either be a human, a cyborg, a robot, an alien, anything! So long as they're relatively humanoid xDD and remember: it's supposed to be sci-fi! So no fantasy or medieval etc. characters!
:bulletpink: I'm sorry, I'm really not keen on furries xD I guess if it's like Chewy then it's not too bad, but I really don't like the wolf/human, sonic the hedgehog stuff I see… xD
:bulletpink: Please, no outrageous or made-up names for your characters! Be subtle, I really dislike the type of sci-fi where characters have names like "zoryog" or "twilek" or "galaxor" etc.  >.<
:bulletpink: You can do whatever you want with your characters! You choose how they'll be integrated into the crew, how they all meet, even if you want one of them to be the boyfriend/girlfriend of one of them! Just make sure you put it into the "Other" section of the form I need you to put into the description! (below)
:bulletpink: They can be whatever race you want! They can be from the same planet as of one of the crew, or you can create your own! Just please, DON'T take an already pre-existing race, e.g. Turian from Mass Effect, Wookie from Star Wars, Romulans from Star Trek…
:bulletpink: Those who are donating a prize/prizes can still enter the contest too!
:bulletpink: You can have a maximum of three entries!
:bulletpink: Please NOTE me your entry! If you send it to me any other way I will still accept it, it'll just be easier for me to sort through them via note ^^
:bulletpink: The winner will still hold rights to their character - i'll be drawing artwork of them will full credit to their owner, and if i do end up writing stories then i'll ask the winner for input about their character and if they have any ideas for stories too! ^^
:bulletpink: After several people asked me if there was a Janitor job or not, there isn't, there a little robots on the ship that keep it clean ^^
:bulletpink: Judges cannot enter
:bulletpink: Those that enter more than one entry only get the chance to win one place
:bulletpink: Please, in your contest entry picture's description, put this form in it (below). I need to know a lot about the character you've created; like would they get on with the crew or would they be a total ass-hole? xDD I don't want to have to tell you that you haven't put it in the description because you couldn't be bothered to read the rules ¬_¬

CONTEST ENTRY FORM
PLEASE PUT THIS IN YOUR PICTURE'S DESCRIPTION! OTHERWISE I WILL NOT ACCEPT YOUR ENTRY!
First Name:
Middle Name:(if they have one)
Surname:(if they have one)
Name Meaning: (if you know what it is)
Age:(please, no younger than 16 and no older than 25)
D.O.B:
Appearance:(hair colour, eye colour, skin colour, any other details e.g. horns, scales, mechanical arm etc.)
Personality:(try and use three words e.g. kind, caring, brave, clever, stubborn, fiery etc.)
Height:(this is just so I know how tall to draw them)
Race: (they can be a human or make up your own!)
Planet: (Are they from Earth? If not, make up your own!)
Hobbies: (What are your character's three favourite past times? ^^)
Colour Scheme: (What are your character's uniform colours?)
Job on the SSV Zorya: (look at job list below ^^)
Other:(this is for any other pieces of information you'd like to tell me about your character, like if they've had a certain past or if they're royalty or if they have a certain power etc.)

:bulletpink:If you wish to expand more upon the form, like more personality traits and delving deeper into their backstory, feel free! I'd appreciate as much information
as possible! ^^

If you want any help or ideas for how to fill out this form, then feel free to check out the character info on the crew of the SSV Zorya!
*~Character Information~*

JOB LIST
Andromeda is the pilot, Persephone is the Chief Mechanic and Seth is the Assistant Mechanic. CLIO the robot is the Robot Technician, Karya is the Environmental Technician, Ampelose the robot is a Nurse, Ronan is the Chief Engineer, Hokuto is the Assistant Navigator, Sigourney is the Assistant Researcher, Seren is the Water and Life Support Technician and the twins Malini and Niran are Companions. There are several other jobs that need to be fulfilled on the SSV Zorya, so which one will your character work with? And remember, try and make your character apply to the job you've decided to assign them!


:bulletpink:Co-pilot- Andromeda can't drive the ship all the time on her own!
:bulletpink:Chef- Who's going to keep an eye on the crew's nutrition?
:bulletpink:Doctor- Who'll patch up the crew after a nasty fight? Ampelose can't do it all by herself!
:bulletpink:Chief Navigator- Will your character plot the starship's next destination and map all the charts? Who will be Hokuto's boss?
:bulletpink:Communication Technician- Someone needs to manage the computers and communications system!
:bulletpink:Flight Technician- Someone needs to calibrate the ships systems and keep an eye on the avionics work!
:bulletpink:Loadmaster- Who'll keep an eye on the stores in the cargo hold?
:bulletpink:Weapons  Handler- Who will make sure the weapons are up to date and ready for battle?
:bulletpink:Chief Researcher- When something amiss comes up, will your character be the one with the knowledge to help? Who will be Sigourney's boss?
:bulletpink:Kitchen Assistant- The crew of the ship is pretty big, the chef alone can't cook for them all!
:bulletpink:Counsellor- After being in a tough battle or seeing some of the horrors that the galaxy holds or just someone to talk with, will your character be the one the rest of the crew go to?
:bulletpink:Assistant Engineer - Ronan will need help coming up with technological solutions!
:bulletpink: Assistant Environmental Technician - Karya will need help looking after the plants and regulating the air on the ship!

PRIZES
Those that are donating prizes can still enter the contest too!
IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO DONATE A PRIZE FEEL FREE TO LEAVE ME A COMMENT ON THIS JOURNAL OR NOTE ME! I'D APPRECIATE ANY DONATIONS!

FIRST PLACE
:bulletpink: Your character will have a permanent position on Andromeda's Crew!
:bulletpink: 1000 points from M-3-1
:bulletpink: A full-body picture with a complicated background from M-3-1 (OCs only)
:bulletpink: A portrait of your created crew member from M-3-1
:bulletpink: A full body coloured picture from AerinBoy
:bulletpink: A full body traditional coloured picture with a simple background from XxSaChan (no males)
:bulletpink: A coloured chibi from Kimmymanga
:bulletpink: 2 Doll Plush Page Dolls from Liliire
:bulletpink: A coloured chibi from FaithfullyDangerous
:bulletpink: A combined picture of a regular and chibi character from BunnyChanzu
:bulletpink: A coloured headshot from Anori-chan
:bulletpink: A coloured full-body from Sayuri-Kuroi
:bulletpink: A custom Adoptable from Nyan-Ren
:bulletpink: A six-picture, three week feature from M-3-1
:bulletpink: A feature from Liliire
:bulletpink: A Llama from AerinBoy (if he hasn't already given you one)
:bulletpink: A Llama from M-3-1 (if I haven't already given you one)
:bulletpink: A Llama from Liliire (if she hasn't already given you one)

SECOND PLACE
:bulletpink: Your character will appear in short stories and artwork later on.
:bulletpink: 500 points from M-3-1
:bulletpink: A half-body picture with a simple background from M-3-1 (OCs only)
:bulletpink: A portrait of your created crew member from M-3-1
:bulletpink: A half body coloured picture from AerinBoy
:bulletpink: A half  body traditional coloured picture with a simple background from XxSaChan (no males)
:bulletpink: A Doll Plush Page from Liliire
:bulletpink: A half-chibi from Aikolein
:bulletpink: A chibi line-art from FaithfullyDangerous
:bulletpink: A combined picture of a regular and chibi character from BunnyChanzu
:bulletpink: An inked headshot from Anori-chan
:bulletpink: A coloured bust from Sayuri-Kuroi
:bulletpink: A three-picture, two week feature from M-3-1
:bulletpink: A feature from Liliire
:bulletpink: A Llama from AerinBoy (if he hasn't already given you one)
:bulletpink: A Llama from M-3-1 (if I haven't already given you one)
:bulletpink: A Llama from Liliire (if she hasn't already given you one)

THIRD PLACE
:bulletpink: Your character will appear temporarily in a few short stories and artwork later on
:bulletpink: 500 points from M-3-1
:bulletpink: A portrait with no background from M-3-1 (OCs only)
:bulletpink: A portrait of your created crew member from M-3-1
:bulletpink: A portrait coloured picture from AerinBoy
:bulletpink: A traditional coloured chibi from XxSaChan (no males)
:bulletpink: A Doll Plush Page from Liliire
:bulletpink: A mini-chibi from Aikolein
:bulletpink: A chibi sketch from FaithfullyDangerous
:bulletpink: A combined picture of a regular and chibi character from BunnyChanzu
:bulletpink: A sketched headshot from Anori-chan
:bulletpink: A coloured chibi from Sayuri-Kuroi
:bulletpink: A headshot from OtakuSyra (no furries)
:bulletpink: A one-picture, one week feature from M-3-1
:bulletpink: A feature from Liliire
:bulletpink: A Llama from AerinBoy (if he hasn't already given you one)
:bulletpink: A Llama from M-3-1 (if I haven't already given you one)
:bulletpink: A Llama from Liliire (if she hasn't already given you one)
:bulletpink: A Llama from OtakuSyra (if she hasn't already given you one)

RUNNERS-UP
:bulletpink: 50 points from M-3-1
:bulletpink: A portrait of you entry character from M-3-1
:bulletpink: A Llama from M-3-1 (if I haven't already given you one)




DEADLINE IS THE 30th NOVEMBER!!
DEADLINE IS THE 9th DECEMBER!!
After several requests, I have extended the deadline. I'm sorry to those of you who rushed to get your entries in, I hope I haven't put too much strain on you!  ;A;

See all the Contest entries here!
*~ The New Recruit Contest Entries ~*




:iconandromedafaceplz::iconsaysplz: *~"THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL OF THOSE WHO HAVE DONATED PRIZES SO FAR! YOU'RE ALL AWESOME!!"~*




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:iconlanani-nani:
Lanani-Nani Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist
Aww man, I'm afraid I might not make it in time, but nevertheless, I'm going to try!
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:iconparamorearc:
ParamoreArc Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
[link]

I hope you like her <3
Here's my contest entry, just in time I hope!
2:04 AM, barely made it :iconlazycryplz:
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:iconm-3-1:
M-3-1 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, i hate to say this but you still had an extra day left xD
the contest closes at midnight tonight, not last night xDD
but at least you've finished your entry! ^^
cant wait to see it!
*dashes off to look*
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:iconparamorearc:
ParamoreArc Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

Le-weep orz||
Lol :'D well better early than late, I always say so yay :iconsadcraiplz:
And yay C:
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:iconxraeylx:
xRaeylx Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
My entry! [link] had *SolbiiMelody color it for me because my colored pencils are in a different city :(. So if I win anything I will be more than grateful to share them with her!
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:iconm-3-1:
M-3-1 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its okay, dont worry about it ^^
thank you so much, cant wait to see it! :la:
*dashes off to look*
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:iconxraeylx:
xRaeylx Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:)
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:iconjennybun:
jennybun Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
My entry, dear : [link] <3
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:iconm-3-1:
M-3-1 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amg, yay! :la:
*dashes off to look*
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:iconsolbiimelody:
SolbiiMelody Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
is this due by the end of the 9th or end (midnight est) of the 8th?
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:iconm-3-1:
M-3-1 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
at midnight on the 9th of december, uk time :)
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:iconsolbiimelody:
SolbiiMelody Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
=] nice thanks.
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:iconsheepili:
Sheepili Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMGFFIM SO SORRY THIS TOOK FOREVER BUT HERE
[link]
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:iconm-3-1:
M-3-1 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, its okay!
you got it in with plenty of time to spare! :iconiloveitplz:

im so excited to see it!
*dashes off to look*
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:iconkyattoi:
kyattoi Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww i really wanted to enter, but it looks like i wont be able to this time ;n;
but i'm glad your contest has been so successful, and i'll try my best to enter the next one!! :huggle:
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:iconm-3-1:
M-3-1 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its okay kyatto, dont worry about it! :hug:
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:iconmiitee:
Miitee Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My Entry => [link]
Hope You like it! :iconteyuplz:
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:iconm-3-1:
M-3-1 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yay! :la:
*dashes off to look*
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:iconmiitee:
Miitee Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ehehe :icongawwplz:
thank you for letting me join this contest! :iconasdfghplz:
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:iconlilrosebunneh:
lilrosebunneh Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
New Entry! [link]
Enjoy!
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:iconm-3-1:
M-3-1 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yay, thank you! :la:
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:iconlilrosebunneh:
lilrosebunneh Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconvanilecream:
VanileCream Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My entry: [link]
Hope you like her :love:
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:iconm-3-1:
M-3-1 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yay!:la:
*runs off to look*
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:iconvanilecream:
VanileCream Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconlaplz:
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:iconssmaxrose:
SSMaxRose Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I think I'll enter!
Question, can they have a sub-job? Or can they only have one?
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:iconm-3-1:
M-3-1 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yay! :la:
im afraid not, they can only have the one job from the list ^^
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:iconlaceyscribbles:
LaceyScribbles Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist
Can i enter? (:
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:iconm-3-1:
M-3-1 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
of course you can!
anyone can enter ^^
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:iconlaceyscribbles:
LaceyScribbles Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist
YAEY!! ^__^
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:iconravenwinona21:
Ravenwinona21 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
[link] second drawing of Lemon :3
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:iconm-3-1:
M-3-1 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :iconiloveitplz:
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:iconxraeylx:
xRaeylx Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
So happy the deadline was moved (haven't looked at this journal in a while, so much homework OTL) because I can't find my color pencils and I can't finish my piece without them.
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:iconm-3-1:
M-3-1 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ive given it about an extra week ^^
hope you can find your pencils! <3
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:iconxraeylx:
xRaeylx Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
So do I!
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:iconawkwardcraftgirl:
AwkwardCraftGirl Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh~ Oh, this seems really fun >u< I hope it'd be alright if I entered? ^///^ I know I've never talke to you, Miss Emi, but I think your art and characters are really coolio >w<
U-Um... And, if it's okay for me to enter, is it okay if I ask a question?
I was wondering if a character could have, like... A scarf, or more covering clothes or something, if they were from somewhere where it was cold~? I sowwie to be such a derp >//<
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:iconm-3-1:
M-3-1 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
of course you can enter!
theres no need to ask xD
and you can dress your character in whatever you like! :aww:
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:iconawkwardcraftgirl:
AwkwardCraftGirl Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay~! ^^
Thank you very much X3
Yay, thank you, Miss Emi~! ^-^
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:iconrex209:
rex209 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do they need to be female
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:iconm-3-1:
M-3-1 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it says in the rules they can be male or female :)
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:iconrex209:
rex209 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I didn't see that sorry and all the results f the contests are female
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:icondeadcorpsebarbie:
DeadCorpseBarbie Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I made a guy ^^
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:iconm-3-1:
M-3-1 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem ^^
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:iconms-cake-bandit:
Ms-Cake-Bandit Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have a question, would we be handing the character over to you if we win? or will the character still be ours it just joins the crew?
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:iconm-3-1:
M-3-1 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sort of half and half
i'll be using your character in stories and pictures
but the character would still be fully yours, id just appreciate it if you
didnt use them in other stories ^^
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:iconms-cake-bandit:
Ms-Cake-Bandit Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
okay, so if i make a character for this contest and then make different universe version of the character that'd have a different story and everything (just like same name and face) would that be alright? or would you still prefer not?
OTL sorry for so many questions i just want to be sure >.<
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:iconm-3-1:
M-3-1 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, its okay, im glad you're asking! ^^
hmm, the way you worded it make it sound like it wont be the same character entirely
if thats the case then im fine with that, but not if you use the exact character in similar stories, but if they have different personalities then id be okay with that too ^^
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:iconms-cake-bandit:
Ms-Cake-Bandit Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay thank you! I was just designing a character of my own when I thought she would fit well in your group if OCs! But u didnt want to give her away '^^
So yeah ill definitely enter your contest if u find the time!
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:iconm-3-1:
M-3-1 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome! :aww:
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:iconcreme-tarte:
creme-tarte Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist
oooh ! I'll try this out o v o
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