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Hello and welcome to the 'Sailor Moon' icon challenge community. :) Anyone can join and enter so long as they follow the rules.

RULES

- up to two icon submission per week.
- when you post your icon, post the IMG SRC version & the URL.
- you may not take an icon made by someone else and edit it to your liking, then enter the contest with it. anyone doing this will be banned.
- you can choose to have text on the icon, or not. if the challenge calls for text (ie: lyric challenge, song challenge) it's okay if the text is illegible so long as the text stands out and you can tell that there's actually text on there, although you may not be able to read what it says exactly.

You may submit your icon by posting a comment to the challenge post. Your icons will be un-screened so you're free to post them wherever you want, this is a non-anonymous icon challenge. You're allowed to enter icons from Monday-Friday. Voting will take place on Saturday-Sunday. Results will be posted Sunday night, or Monday morning.

MODERATORS

Co-Moderator: jadedmisery.
Co-Moderator: baine.

CREDITS

Overrides by: premade_ljs. Images and Layout by: chibimaria. All artwork, series & character design featured are ? Naoko Takeuchi.

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Finally! An Update! [September 16, 2006 @ 8:39pm]

baine
[ mood | anxious ]

Hey everyone! Sorry there haven't been any updates in a while. Now that I'm in Japan, my time zone is very different from bouncing_chibi's, so we haven't been able to talk much.

We've been trying to revitalize the community all summer. We've even tried new formatting. We don't get enough icons to have a challenge anymore. Chibi and I have been really sad with how little steam the community has had as of late.

After extensive talks, we've decided that we've tried many things and that we get less response with each new thing that we try.

I would have posted earlier in the week, but I had a bit of an accident and haven't been on the computer too much.

Soooooooooooooooo, this is what we decided to do.

---------

In order to continue this community, we need members who are willing to participate. A lot of our current members haven't been interested anymore, even as we tried to change up our challenge styles and give more of what you all wanted.

What we're proposing is this: We want to continue this community. We want participants in our challenges. We are looking to take someone on as a Publicity Moderator. Your responsibilites would be to promote the community to groups and sites and people who seem interesting in what we are all about.

If someone is interested, please comment here! After two weeks with a publicity moderator, we will try again to have a challenge. [Plus, maybe this extended break will help our current members get inspired once again!]

If we get a good amount of participation, this community will continue to thrive.

This is the fairest thing that we could think of because we don't want to see everything go down the tubes.

Please comment if interested (or with anything else, for that matter!//Suggestions, death threats, etc....//)

1 Henshin . Make Up? . Moondusted! . Only a Memory Away...

Challenge Reminder! [August 16, 2006 @ 11:56pm]

bouncing_chibi
Don't forget that we _do_ have a new challenge up!

:D The icons will be due this Friday at 9pm EST.

We have a different set of guidelines for the icons this time around, so I hope to see more participation!

http://community.livejournal.com/sm_ichallenge/67158.html
Make Up? . Moondusted! . Only a Memory Away...

Challenge #58: I Am.... Eternal [August 11, 2006 @ 11:07pm]

bouncing_chibi
Hi, all! ^^;; As promised, here is the new challenge. I hope I see more entries this time around.

Deadline for these is next Friday, August 18th at 9pm EST.

The links to the IMAGES:
http://www.sealed-kiss.net/sm_ichallenge/challenge58_image1.jpg
OR
http://www.sealed-kiss.net/sm_ichallenge/challenge58_image2.jpg

And the THEME:
An icon featuring Eternal Sailor Moon.

Now, for the rules and guidelines ;)
(1) You may enter up to TWO icons per challenge. One per category.
(2) All icons must fit LJ standards--they can be no bigger than 40k or 100x100 pixels. They must be in one of three formats--".gif," ".jpg," or ".png".
(3) When posting, be sure to include the URL from each image in addition to whether or not you would like a banner!! Also, to point out the obvious, icons must be submitted via "img src=" so that we can all see the pretty picture IN ADDITION to the link! :-)
(4) Please don't submit old icons (from either yourself or steal someone else's work!)

Questions or comments? Please post them below and further clarification will be given!
1 Henshin . Make Up? . Moondusted! . Only a Memory Away...

DAI NEWS! DAI NEWS! [August 11, 2006 @ 10:40pm]

bouncing_chibi
Hey All!

^^;; Although baine Will be away for sometime, we'll keep going with this community. I hope the rest of you are still able to stick with us!

Also, we've come to an agreement!

There will be a maximum of TWO icons per contestant.
- You may choose ONE of TWO images given.
- And you can pick your own image to make an icon based on a theme given.

Stuff that will be the same:
You must post each submission with a URL link for the image as well as whether you want banners or not.
Also, mention whether you would like banners or not... although,

Something else we must resolve:
Banner makers. XD;; I know we have a few active, but we need to make a new schedule as of yet.

^_^ And there you have it. C'est vrais simplement, n'est pas? (I think I just butchered the language XD)

Sorry about the extra week of delay on the new challenges, X_x; Just when I thought my schedule would settle down, other things crop up and squash my free time. T_T

So, here's hoping that your two-week break from icon challenges here XD gives you some extra energy! ^____________________________________^

Please await during the next half hour to an hour for the new challenge.

~Chibi

Edit: Uhm, XD;; Any suggestions besides banners as to what the prize may be? ^^;;
Make Up? . Moondusted! . Only a Memory Away...

Challenge #57: Christmas in July [July 22, 2006 @ 11:22pm]

baine
[ mood | sad ]

Okay, so nobody created any icons this week save for framedinblood, who I dearly thank for having done so.

Because of this, there will be no polls this week. bouncing_chibi and I have also decided that there won't be a challenge this week. This gives y'all a break to rest up and get your creative iconning juices flowing again. Plus, it gives us a chance to decide on a new system.

The last time we had an iconning rut, we changed the format over to this. Obviously, this hasn't helped to revitalize us....in fact, more members are leaving us than ever! I only see the same few faces every week.

So...we'll change our formatting again. If this doesn't work...well, I don't know what will. I guess we could always advertise the community, but that's kind of like selling out, ne?

Chibi and I have been listening to your suggestions...we just haven't been online at the same time to talk about what we should do.

If you want your input shared, if you have new thoughts/opinions, etc....post them here. We want to hear from you. We want this community to be about what YOU, our loyal iconners want. Please help us achieve that goal!

4 Henshin . Make Up? . Moondusted! . Only a Memory Away...

Challenge #56: Winners!! [July 21, 2006 @ 9:09pm]

baine
[ mood | complacent ]

Sooooooooo I didn't see the show last night, which means that I'll be seeing it tomorrow AND that you have until whenever I post the polls to get your icons in............if we get any more submissions, that is! We only have one lonely icon entered so far---please submit? I was so excited for this challenge! :-/ Pleaaaaaaaaaaaase enter? With a cherry on top--AND sprinkles??

Anyway! We have winners from last week's contest! Sorry again about the mess-up in the poll, guys!

First Place: framedinblood with
Second Place: everlastingluv1 with
Third Place: everlastingluv1 with

Congrats to all!


And remember--enter this week's challenge!!



Oooh, and trinity_tragedy and the_sweet---Come out of hiding and come on AIM! Besidddddes.....you said that you wanted to beta/edit my story, and I have a nice, sparkly Sailor Moon ficcie begging for someone to look it over! How can you resist? *puppy eyes* Plus, I'm stuck with the one that I was showing you back in January and I need motivation.......I'll give you a nice, sexy Mamo-chan poster--autographed in chocolate! *You too, Chibi!! I need my betas b/c you all have abandoned me and I now have no one...WAIL!* Besides, Mamo-Chan + Chocolate = irresistable...especially when you throw in that pesky loincloth that we've been kicking around SMRFF for DECADES!

2 Henshin . Make Up? . Moondusted! . Only a Memory Away...

Reminder!! [July 21, 2006 @ 7:10am]

baine
[ mood | sleepy ]

Please don't forget to enter this week's challenge!!!! The contest will end tomorrow, Saturday, at 8 p.m. EST!! If I don't have it up that early, you have extra time to submit icons, but, as always, don't be mad if I post the poll while you are in the middle of making one or submitting it!

We only have one entry so far...and remember, we need at LEAST seven to have a poll.

Also, if you didn't vote in this week's poll, please take the time to do so now! The poll ends at 8 p.m. EST, though if I don't have it up that early, you have extra time to vote!


I'm still not sure if I'm seeing Aida tonight or tomorrow night (we have rolling tickets), so I'll either be late with tonight's results or tomorrow's poll (IF we have enough entries!!!)


I'd love to see more participation, guys--it's summertime, so there's no school excuse anymore! ^.~

6 Henshin . Make Up? . Moondusted! . Only a Memory Away...

Voting: Take 2!! Challenge #56 - Onomato...wha...? [July 18, 2006 @ 12:53pm]

baine
[ mood | busy ]

I'm soooooo sorry, guys! I highlighted the wrong icon when creating the html for this week's challenge, which caused one icon to be knocked from the running. Because of this error, we must hold a RE-VOTE! I'm soooo sorry about this!

Polls will be extended until Friday, July 20th at 8 p.m....the extension may last a little longer if I decide to go to the Community Theatre to see Aida that night. I'm not sure if I'm going Fri or Sat....either way, one of the days will mess with a poll coming down or coming up....sorry in advance!


Vote for your favorite three icons and write the numbers in the appropriate boxes found beneath the cut.

For example:
FIRST PLACE? 22
SECOND PLACE? 29
THIRD PLACE? 37

Got it? Good! Leave a comment here if you have a question and I'll answer it.

As always, you must, must MUST vote for three icons. Also, no voting for yourself. Anyone who breaks these rules will be eliminated.

And I cannot stress enough, if you ENTERED the challenge, you *MUST* *MUST* *MUST* vote in this poll! If you don't, your icon WILL be disqualified from a win!

This week, we have ten LOVELY icons for you to choose from!!! And, look!!! The legendary Bernadette Peters is reminding you to vote because she LOVES onomatopoeia, so please......VOTE!!!

It's the laaaaaaaast midnight...it's the BOOM, SPLAT!!...And the gloom...and the doom...and the boom.....CRUUUUNCH!!!!!!Collapse )

Anyways, I MUST get back to work--I ended my lunch break a bit early to do this, but I don't want them to think that I'm goofing and not working, blahblah!

Don't forget to enter this week's challenge!

Make Up? . Moondusted! . Only a Memory Away...

Challenge #57: Christmas in July [July 18, 2006 @ 7:43am]

baine
[ mood | rushed ]

Blank: Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Link here!


Image: Image 1
OR
Image 2
[Thank you to
framedinblood for the pretty picture that she found, even if we can't use it this week! I love you all!!]

Sub-Theme: Christmas music! You can use lyrics from ANY Christmas song you'd like--just post the name of the song and the artist as you submit your entry! Remember, you need at least three consecutive words from the song in your icon!
The rules and guidelines for this type of challenge are as follows:

(1) You may enter up to THREE icons each week, one from each category. More than one icon in given category will result in disqualification.
(2) When giving an overall theme, you must relate your icon to said theme in some way, which is open for interpretation. For example, if the overall, general theme is "use the color pink," then I expect all three icons to utilize some shade of pink. [The blanket theme this week is CHRISTMAS.]
(3) All icons must fit LJ standards--they can be no bigger than 40k or 100x100 pixels. They must be in one of three formats--".gif," ".jpg," or ".png."
*(4)* BLANKS are images that are already 100x100 pixels. You may ONLY work with the blank provided--you cannot include other photographs, find a bigger version of the picture, etc. YOU MUST USE THE BASE PROVIDED.
*(5)* IMAGES are huge pictures that you are given a link to. You can crop the picture anyway that you want, as long as it comes out to 100x100 pixels. You may ONLY work with the image provided--you cannot include other photographs, find a bigger version of the picture, etc. YOU MUST USE THE IMAGE PROVIDED. If you find a version of the picture with higher resolution, comment and let the mod know--we'll up the better version for EVERYONE to use so that it is fair.
*(6)* The SUB-THEME is a theme that is added ON TOP OF the weekly theme. For example, if the theme is the color pink, your sub-theme might be to use lyrics from the song "Pink" by Aerosmith while STILL using the color pink in your icon. Sub-themes can be anything: Lyrics, structural requirements, etc. The best part about a sub-theme? YOU CAN CHOOSE ANY GRAPHIC THAT MEETS ALL REQUIREMENTS. ^_^
(7) When posting, be sure to include the URL from each image in addition to whether or not you would like a banner!! Also, to point out the obvious, icons must be submitted via "img src=" so that we can all see the pretty picture IN ADDITION to the link! :-)

Questions or comments? Please post them below and further clarification will be given!

The icons will be due Saturday at 8 p.m.! At this time, I will put up a new poll!





Hopefully that's a little more choice for you this week! You have two images to choose from and any song at all for the sub-theme! You know, the two images made me wonder...what if we did something like a choice of two or three blanks, maybe...? *muses* Ah, I don't know about you, but I really like this week's blank...if I have time, I want to make an icon, too!! So pretty! <3s Naoko-sama!!

5 Henshin . Make Up? . Moondusted! . Only a Memory Away...

Finally, Winners! Challenge 53: Daddy took my t-bird away [July 17, 2006 @ 7:31am]

baine
[ mood | busy ]

Sorry for the lack of writing, here...I'm officially out of time....new challenge will come tonight!!

First place: bite_me_cold with

Second place: chibimaria with

Third place: suicide_bee with


Also, special recognition award for everlastingluv1 because she was the only one to create icons for Challenge 52! For those who want to see them.... and

Congrats to all!!

3 Henshin . Make Up? . Moondusted! . Only a Memory Away...

Vote!! Challenge #56 - Onomato...wha...? [July 17, 2006 @ 7:00am]

baine
[ mood | busy ]

This poll has been rendered invalid. Please go here!to find this week's REAL poll!!

Don't forget to enter this week's challenge by Saturday at 8 p.m. EST!!

2 Henshin . Make Up? . Moondusted! . Only a Memory Away...

Take II [July 15, 2006 @ 12:18pm]

baine
[ mood | busy ]

Okay, sorry to make this REALLY brief--I just typed a whole entry for y'all--I don't have time to do it again!! I got one of those pretty "Page can't Be Displayed" things while hitting update--and of course, trusting person I am, I didn't copy my whole entry for in case this happened!

Anyway, I don't have time to make the poll all over right now b/c I only had time to do it once. >.<

Stupid LJ. Anyway, b/c of the stupid timeout thing, you guys get a lucky break! Extension until tomorrow [Sunday]--say 6 p.m., EST?

http://community.livejournal.com/sm_ichallenge/64093.html To enter!

Chibi also told me that I didn't ever post poll results last time around--gomen nasai! I didn't know! I'll do that tomorrow, too!

Gotta run--and this time, I'm copying the text for just in case!

5 Henshin . Make Up? . Moondusted! . Only a Memory Away...

Poll Results for Challenge #55 [July 10, 2006 @ 11:10pm]

bouncing_chibi
First place goes to __let_go__ for

Second place has a tie between __let_go__ and bite_me_cold for:
and

Third place is by bite_me_cold for:


And a Mod's choice goes out to everlastingluv1 for:


CONGRATS ALL!
Oh! ^_^ And I spoke to baine about results for Challenge #53...XD;; She totally forgot that she did that one... so, she told me to bug her tomorrow to do it. (Her comp was lagging tonight).

Wahoo! baine's back! And we'll discuss on how we can up our participation here. :D
2 Henshin . Make Up? . Moondusted! . Only a Memory Away...

Challenge #55 Banners - Place holder [July 08, 2006 @ 7:33pm]

bouncing_chibi
XD For Challenge #55...
>_> Just as I'm about ready to make the icons XD My friends show up for the movie.
^^;;

So, for now--- placeholder. ^^
I'll be back by 3am. X_x; So, maybe the creative juices will be flowing and I can make nice banners for the winners.

The banners I made just now, won't do the icons justice at all :(
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Challenge #56 - Onomato...wha...? [July 08, 2006 @ 6:33pm]

bouncing_chibi
Blank:

Also found here

Image:
Is found (here).

Sub-theme:
Incorporate an onomatopoeia into your icon.
An onomatopoeia is a word that sounds like the sound it is describing when it is pronounced aloud.
ie. CRASH / BANG / CLICK / GROWL / POP, and so on... ^_^
So in your icon, an onomatopoeic word should be there, somewhere.

The rules and guidelines for this type of challenge are as follows:

(1) You may enter up to THREE icons each week, one from each category. More than one icon in given category will result in disqualification.
(2) When giving an overall theme, you must relate your icon to said theme in some way, which is open for interpretation. For example, if the overall, general theme is "use the color pink," then I expect all three icons to utilize some shade of pink. [We have no blanket theme this week. XD]
(3) All icons must fit LJ standards--they can be no bigger than 40k or 100x100 pixels. They must be in one of three formats--".gif," ".jpg," or ".png."
*(4)* BLANKS are images that are already 100x100 pixels. You may ONLY work with the blank provided--you cannot include other photographs, find a bigger version of the picture, etc. YOU MUST USE THE BASE PROVIDED.
*(5)* IMAGES are huge pictures that you are given a link to. You can crop the picture anyway that you want, as long as it comes out to 100x100 pixels. You may ONLY work with the image provided--you cannot include other photographs, find a bigger version of the picture, etc. YOU MUST USE THE IMAGE PROVIDED. If you find a version of the picture with higher resolution, comment and let the mod know--we'll up the better version for EVERYONE to use so that it is fair.
*(6)* The SUB-THEME is a theme that is added ON TOP OF the weekly theme. For example, if the theme is the color pink, your sub-theme might be to use lyrics from the song "Pink" by Aerosmith while STILL using the color pink in your icon. Sub-themes can be anything: Lyrics, structural requirements, etc. The best part about a sub-theme? YOU CAN CHOOSE ANY GRAPHIC THAT MEETS ALL REQUIREMENTS. ^_^
(7) When posting, be sure to include the URL from each image in addition to whether or not you would like a banner!! Also, to point out the obvious, icons must be submitted via "img src=" so that we can all see the pretty picture IN ADDITION to the link! :-)

Questions or comments? Please post them below and further clarification will be given!

The icons will be due Friday 6pm EST, unless baine wants to change it.
5 Henshin . Make Up? . Moondusted! . Only a Memory Away...

Poll for Chalenge #55 - I Need a Vacation [July 08, 2006 @ 6:21pm]

bouncing_chibi
Yay! Twelve icons!

Under the cut, you will see twelve NUMBERED icons. You will pick your favorite three icons and write the numbers in the appropriate boxes.

For example:
FIRST PLACE? 22
SECOND PLACE? 29
THIRD PLACE? 37

Got it? Good! Leave a comment here if you have a question and I'll answer it.

As always, you must, must MUST vote for three icons. Also, no voting for yourself. Anyone who breaks these rules will be eliminated.

And I cannot stress enough, if you ENTERED the challenge, you *MUST* *MUST* *MUST* vote in this poll!

vote here!Collapse )

Polls close Monday night at 10:00pm EST.

EDIT: I'll post banners from the last challenge and the new challenge soon. ^^;; (When my parents stop bugging me >_> *prods*)
5 Henshin . Make Up? . Moondusted! . Only a Memory Away...

X-x; my bad... [July 08, 2006 @ 12:21am]

bouncing_chibi
I totally forgot to ask baine when she gets back from her trip. X-x; I know it was supposed to be this weekend, but it didn't register = not back by Friday. ^^;;

So, by default, there is an extension for the icons until 5pm Saturday EST(technically today XD) for the current challenge. X_x; I just got home and am very tired. T_T Gomen.

I'll be back from work by then, so I can post the poll and new challenge by then.

Again, I'm sorry about the delay.

T_T;;

We have nine icons right now, but only three participants! ^_^ Come on, everyone! :D Enter! I know you want to!

http://community.livejournal.com/sm_ichallenge/62978.html
Make Up? . Moondusted! . Only a Memory Away...

Results for Challenge #54 [July 05, 2006 @ 12:07am]

bouncing_chibi
:D And we have us some winners!

First place goes to everlastingluv1 for:


Second place goes to chibimaria with:


and finally, Third goes to suicide_bee for:


Congrats, all!

I think I may be able to make banners for these sometime tomorrow. XD After the construction guys are out of my house though :-/ Hope they won't take too long. If not tomorrow, then on Thursday.

Note to self: remind baine about Challenge #53 results. XD

Also, for any past challenges that we haven't made banners for, I'll try catching up with, too. Really!

Don't forget we also have a new challenge waiting for you.
http://community.livejournal.com/sm_ichallenge/62978.html
7 Henshin . Make Up? . Moondusted! . Only a Memory Away...

Challenge #55 - I need a Vacation [July 02, 2006 @ 11:59pm]

bouncing_chibi
Blank:


Image:
(image is right here)

Sub-theme:
Use at least 3 consecutive words from:
"Vacation" by Vitamin C.
http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/pokemonthefirstmovie/vacation.htm

XD Sorry, I know it's from Pokemon... someone in an irc channel I was in today posted some links to Pokemon, so I got this stuck in my head.
:P


The rules and guidelines for this type of challenge are as follows:

(1) You may enter up to THREE icons each week, one from each category. More than one icon in given category will result in disqualification.
(2) When giving an overall theme, you must relate your icon to said theme in some way, which is open for interpretation. For example, if the overall, general theme is "use the color pink," then I expect all three icons to utilize some shade of pink. [Further clarification? This week's blanket theme is "Black&White."]
(3) All icons must fit LJ standards--they can be no bigger than 40k or 100x100 pixels. They must be in one of three formats--".gif," ".jpg," or ".png."
*(4)* BLANKS are images that are already 100x100 pixels. You may ONLY work with the blank provided--you cannot include other photographs, find a bigger version of the picture, etc. YOU MUST USE THE BASE PROVIDED.
*(5)* IMAGES are huge pictures that you are given a link to. You can crop the picture anyway that you want, as long as it comes out to 100x100 pixels. You may ONLY work with the image provided--you cannot include other photographs, find a bigger version of the picture, etc. YOU MUST USE THE IMAGE PROVIDED. If you find a version of the picture with higher resolution, comment and let the mod know--we'll up the better version for EVERYONE to use so that it is fair.
*(6)* The SUB-THEME is a theme that is added ON TOP OF the weekly theme. For example, if the theme is the color pink, your sub-theme might be to use lyrics from the song "Pink" by Aerosmith while STILL using the color pink in your icon. Sub-themes can be anything: Lyrics, structural requirements, etc. The best part about a sub-theme? YOU CAN CHOOSE ANY GRAPHIC THAT MEETS ALL REQUIREMENTS. ^_^
(7) When posting, be sure to include the URL from each image in addition to whether or not you would like a banner!! Also, to point out the obvious, icons must be submitted via "img src=" so that we can all see the pretty picture IN ADDITION to the link! :-)

Questions or comments? Please post them below and further clarification will be given!

The icons will be due Friday 7pm EST, unless baine wants to change it.
Also, don't forget to vote for the previous challenge!
10 Henshin . Make Up? . Moondusted! . Only a Memory Away...

Poll for Challenge #54 - Black and White [July 02, 2006 @ 11:09pm]

bouncing_chibi
Well, we had a nice turn out for this challenge! Yay! Twelve icons! TWELVE!

Under the cut, you will see twelve NUMBERED icons. You will pick your favorite three icons and write the numbers in the appropriate boxes.

For example:
FIRST PLACE? 22
SECOND PLACE? 29
THIRD PLACE? 37

Got it? Good! Leave a comment here if you have a question and I'll answer it.

As always, you must, must MUST vote for three icons. Also, no voting for yourself. Anyone who breaks these rules will be eliminated.

And I cannot stress enough, if you ENTERED the challenge, you *MUST* *MUST* *MUST* vote in this poll!

voting time!Collapse )

If you don't see your icon up, it may be that I forgot to include it, so just prod me. OR we had to disqualify it. Double check in the original challenge's post whether or not disqualification was the case.

The polls will close on Tuesday night, July 4 at 10pm EST.

I'll put the new challenge up shortly.
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