||[Apr. 1st, 2006|04:28 pm]
Before the voting, some friendly mod notes.
I'm really sorry that this is so late, guys. I've had a lot of technical difficulties today with coding. LJ was being weird for me. I think I've fixed it now, though.
So, we only had three entries for the battle morphs contest. My original intent was to only post them if I had enough for both, but we had TWELVE Jake entries, and I want to get this community started off right. So we're going to vote for Jake today.
I would like any opinions: why didn't you enter the Battle Morphs contest? Was it too boring? Were two contests too much? Anything else? I'd really like feedback on this. There's a possibility that we'll go to only one contest per week. There's a possibility that we'll scrap the Battle Morphs contest and have two new ones for next week. I don't know. Give me feedback, suggestions, etc, and I might make some changes. I'd also love suggestions for future contests. I can come up with contest ideas ad infinitum, but I've love to see what you guys want, too.
Everyone who entered was great!!
So, onto the voting. The rules:
1. Anyone can vote!
2. You may not vote for yourself
3. You may vote for up to three
4. Voting will end Monday at 11:59 pm (EST). Winning entries and the names of their makers will be announced on Tuesday. It's going a little later than normal to compensate for the lateness of the poll.
Please vote for up to three
Bweh? The votes add up to 300% How'd that happen?
Oh, yeah, will you tell us at the end who made what, in case we want to use and credit an icon that didn't win?
And will the next contest be put up on time, even though voting for this one will be late? I think one contest per week is a better idea.
May I suggest....Homer!
Okay, really, I think unorthadox couples should be a theme. Maybe not next week, but someday. You know, MarcoXRachel. Or JakeXErek. Heheh.
Homer is absolutely adorable. I will definately keep him in mind.
I do like the idea of unorthodox couples, but if we do that, it's going to be open to all unothodox pairings. I know that some people are uncomfortable with slash, so I wouldn't require anyone to make an icon of one particular unconventional pairing or another.
Of course, there's always the debate as to whether or not Marco and Rachel are unconventional. They did
flirt like mad throughout the entire series date in an alternate universe, you know.
By the way, I tried to answer your questions from earlier, but I accidentally made an entirely new comment instead of a response to this one. Oops.
Balls, and I forgot to answer your first question, too. I'm sorry that I'm so spacey today. Anyway, yes, the new contest will be put up on time, even though the results for this one will be a little late.
Back to suggestions, I agree with megorian
that having the pictures provided for the contest is easier. If you want any pics from the TV show I can get all kinds of caps. Or if you want book pics there's a large collection here
. They have all the book covers and I think most of the inserts.
For themes, may I suggest:
Each of the Animorphs, much like this Jake one
Fight for Freedom
Hope (or even Help)
i think it would be easier for people to focus on one contest per week -- they we wouldn't have to choose between spreading ourselves too thin through the course of the week. but i like the idea of weekly contests and seeing everybody's handiwork. = )
I know, it looks weird that they add up to 300%, but that's not entirely accurate. What the 100% means is that 100% of the people who voted checked that particular box, not that the image has a certain percent of the overall votes.
Yes, I'll ID all of the icons, if no one has a problem with it.
By the way: People who entered are allowed to vote, just not for their own icons.
I'm sure many people are busy with their own lives. It's just plain more convenient to enter a contest when the pictures are already provided for you. And might I suggest submitting icons as screened comments? (Also for the convenience factor).