Friday June 27, 2014 @ 10:48 am
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7.12: He Said She Said Game

I need some more time to collect all the hair nominations and set up the voting (any seconding of the suggestions so far would be appreciated!), so in the meantime, a new activity: a game my friend taught me that she called the He Said She Said game.

How it works )

If we get answers quickly (like > 2 by Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday), I'll run multiple rounds. It's fun when you quickly get to see the story you made, so ideally, just fill out the form really quick and we'll get multiple rounds in. :)

DEADLINE: (Sunday June 29, Tuesday July 1), Thursday July 3 @ 11:59P EDT (3:59AM GMT)
POINTS: You can fill out one form per round for 10 points each round
Tuesday June 17, 2014 @ 10:28 am
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7.10: [Contest] Mythological Figures Graphics

For this contest, your challenge is to take a Final Fantasy character(s) and make a mythology-themed graphic with them. Is Fran like Artemis? Is Lightning -- Odin connections aside -- like Thor? Take a character and connect them with a mythological figure.

In your entry you can use any combination of images of the character(s), images of the mythological figure, other elements symbolic of the mythological figure/atmospheric stock photography, a relevant quote/description, etc. You can make it simple or complex. Any mythology counts -- Greek, Aztec, Norse, Chinese, Biblical... it's up to you!

Some quick examples: photoset, single graphic

Spoiler policy is in effect for Final Fantasy Type-0.

DEADLINE: Tuesday July 8 @ 11:59P EDT (3:59AM GMT)
POINTS: You may submit one entry worth 20 points
- First place: +125 points
- Second place: +75 points
- Third place: +50 points
- Mod's Choice: +40 points (if there are enough entries)
- Voting: 5 points

Sunday June 1, 2014 @ 2:49 am
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7.09: Song Lyrics

For this activity, your task is to give a Final Fantasy song of your choice lyrics! They can be serious lyrics or you can go the Brentalfloss parody direction. If you have a song and lyric style in mind, go for it! Otherwise, there will be a suggestion/requests thread to give you some ideas of songs that might work well with lyrics.

You get 20 points per stanza for up to two stanzas -- you can write two stanzas for a single song or write a single stanza for two songs. What counts as a stanza is usually about four lines of lyrics. Taking Blinded by Light as an example:

Section A lasts from about 0:11 to 0:33 and repeats again until about 0:55 (two stanzas)
Section B then picks up from 0:58 to 1:30 (could be one or two stanzas)

Basically, if the same melody line repeats exactly, each time it repeats will count as a separate stanza. Lyric writing is kind of hard, so I'm going to be lenient about what counts.

DEADLINE: Sunday June 8 @ 11:59P EDT (3:59AM GMT)
POINTS: 20 points for writing for writing a stanza of lyrics, up to 40 points; 5 points for requesting songs, up to 10 points
Saturday May 24, 2014 @ 11:28 pm
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Hey all! I'm sure everyone has heard of scattergories but if you haven't, see below on how to play!

- There will be 10 and a given letter for everyone.
- Your job is to have an example for each category that begins with the given letter
- For example, if the category is Games and the letter is F, "Final Fantasy" works as an example, so does "Fallout".
- You get 3 points for a unique example, and 2 points if it's not unique.

Final Fantasy is pretty vast so it's likely that everyone will get full max points, but hey, points!

The given letter will be R! Fill in the form below and submit!

This activity ends Sunday June 1st 11:59PM EST!
Friday May 16, 2014 @ 8:10 am
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7.07: [Contest] Horror/Ghost Stories

For this contest, the challenge is to write an FF-themed horror/ghost story. Imagine the kind of story you'd tell if you were sitting around the campfire and wanted to unsettle the other people in the circle, and cause them to look over their shoulders uneasily. That kind of story!

You could have a party of FF characters sharing ghost stories, or have one of the characters experience a creepy incident, or just write a fic focusing on the horror elements present in FF games. Have fun playing around with building up suspense and that feeling of terror.

DEADLINE: Friday June 13 @ 11:59P EDT (3:59AM GMT)
POINTS: 25 points for submitting up to one fic (no word limit) - your fic can be crossposted to [community profile] moogle_workshop afterwards to get any difference in points
Friday May 16, 2014 @ 12:12 am
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7.06: "Advice Animal"-style Memes

I hope I can explain this. The challenge here is to take a Final Fantasy character, put their head over a pinwheel background, and make them into an Advice Animal-style meme.

Some examples of Advice Animals: Socially Awkward Penguin (sums up awkward scenarios), Courage Wolf (all about motivating people to live courageously), and Good Guy Greg (meme summarizing that legitimately decent guy you know). They often feature a two-line joke, setup on top and punchline on bottom. More information on these kinds of memes at the Know Your Meme page.

Your task is to do a Final Fantasy-themed meme of this type. For example, you can have "Ridiculously Optimistic Snow" and then make some example memes inspired by his FFXIII antics.

So to get 30 points for this activity:
(1) Decide what your meme will be about, name it, and make a template for it (e.g. in an image editing program). There might also be tools to do this, but I'm not sure.
(2) Using your template, make 4+ examples of how you'd use it. You can do this fairly easily in an image editing program, but there are also definitely tools that help with this (quickmeme, memegenerator, etc.)

DEADLINE: Thursday May 23 @ 11:59P EDT (3:59AM GMT)
POINTS: 30 points for making a meme and 4 examples
Sunday May 11, 2014 @ 9:57 pm
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Hi all! It's time for: MINORITY RULE!

In this luck-based game, I will give two choices (A vs B), and all you need to do is reply to the appropriate question thread with your selection and pray that you are part of the minority! This is because at the end of the deadline I'll tally the answers and the selection with the most votes loses. They get eliminated, and the winners will go on to the next round, and so on until there's only one winner left. In the case of a tie, players will have to re-vote again. If there are two people left at the end of these rounds, they'll both win.

- 5 points for participating
- 10 points for surviving each round

DEADLINE for 1ST QUESTION: Wednesday, May 14th, 11:59 EST

All comments are screened.
Thursday May 1, 2014 @ 12:21 am
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7.04: [Contest] Art Contest - Green

This activity will have voting. For this contest, all you have to do is submit a piece of drawn art featuring the color green. You can depict a character who (or a setting that) has a green color scheme, take someone who doesn't typically wear green and put them in the color, experiment with a green palette, etc. -- it's up to you. :)

This contest is only open for two weeks so don't think you have to submit a polished masterpiece -- it's mainly just to get your creative juices flowing.

DEADLINE: Thursday May 15 @ 11:59P EDT (3:59AM GMT)
POINTS: You may submit one piece of artwork worth 50 points
- First place: +175 points
- Second place: +125 points
- Third place: +75 points
- Voting: 5 points

Thursday May 1, 2014 @ 12:17 am
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7.03: Tag Banners

As is traditional, gonna start this cycle off with some tag banners! This challenge is super easy: just make a small banner with your name/ username, the class you've been sorted into, and a picture that fits your class. You can then use this tag banner while sorting, submitting to contests, etc. (anytime you'd need to specify your team name).

Tag banners should be no more than 350 px wide, and 200 px tall. (Wider tag banners okay as long as the height is significantly less than 200 px.)

Submit your banner in the comments to get 10 points for your team.

DEADLINE: Thursday May 15 @ 11:59P EDT (3:59AM GMT)
POINTS: 10 points total for submitting a tag banner
Thursday May 1, 2014 @ 12:15 am
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Your task for this challenge is to write a fic (word-limit: 1000 words) centering around a villain of a Final Fantasy game. It can be from the point of view of the villain, or a background/origin story, or even an aftermath villain story (assuming they didn't perish in the game! or maybe that's viable too).

- The word limit for each entry is 1000 words
- When you submit your entry, please specify your team and the specific FF

POINTS: You may submit 1 entry worth 50 points
- First place: +175 points
- Second place: +125 points
- Third place: +100 points
- Mod's Choice: +40 points (if there are enough entries)
- Voting: 5 points

DEADLINE: Thursday May 15 @ 11:59P EST (4:59AM GMT)

Thursday May 1, 2014 @ 12:10 am
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7.01: Taboo

Hellllloooo all! Are you ready for your first minigame of CYCLE 7? That's right, it's TABOO.

How to Play )


Note: all comments are screened to reduce time zone difference unfairnesseseses
Friday May 3, 2013 @ 11:55 pm
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For this contest, write an in-game scene from the point of view of a Non-Playable Character (NPC). I use the term NPC loosely, but ideally the main target I had in mine is for characters in game who appear like, once. Someone you don't know the name of, even. It's up to your discretion, however, any "important" non-player character works as well (Regent Cid in FFIX, for example).

Your fic must be between 500 to 1000 words.

DEADLINE: Friday May 17 @ 11:59P EST (4:59AM GMT)
POINTS: You may submit one fic worth 50 points (
- First place: +175 points
- Second place: +125 points
- Third place: +75 points
- Voting: 10 points

Be sure to leave your class in your comment.

EDIT: Please make sure to state which game your fic is from and maybe a brief description of the particular scene in question which I will include at the end of your fic UNLESS you particularly do not want it to be stated ... This is just to help the people who have never played the game before to better understand your fic.
Wednesday November 23, 2011 @ 2:02 am
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3.06: Black & White Picspams

Note: because of the tardiness of the contests this month, this challenge will be the only second-half-month challenge for November.

Yes, we're having a picspam contest. For this contest you must arrange 8+ screencaps into a single picspam image, which you'll submit. The catch here is that at least half of your picspam must be in black & white. You can make an entirely greyscale picspam, or you can make a greyscale picspam with some splashes of color here and there, or you can mix full-color images with an equal amount of B&W images. It's up to you. The subject or theme of your picspam can be anything you like.

For some examples of picspams, see [ profile] picspammy.

- Your picspam must contain 8 or more FF screencaps or official art (no fanart)
- Your picspam must be at least 50% black & white
- Your entry must be a single image no wider than 750px and no taller than 1500px (any smaller dimension is fine)
- You may use text within your picspam image itself, but no outside commentary; the image is the only thing that will be put in the voting

DEADLINE: Wednesday November 30 @ 11:59P EST (4:59AM GMT)
POINTS: You may submit one picspam worth 20 points
- First place: +125 points
- Second place: +75 points
- Third place: +50 points
- Mod's choice: +20 points (if there are enough entries)
- Voting: 5 points

Be sure to leave your class in your comment.