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tWR's third anniversary: A Revolutionary Contest!

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 7, 2012, 5:32 PM



EDIT: the contest is up and running! Read more about it HERE.

The spark of our revolution was ignited three years ago, and it's incredible to think how far we've gone and how much we accomplished since then. For the older admins (and hopefully, one day, for the newer ones too!), this group was and still is where we made some of our closest friends and I for one consider myself damn lucky for it. (:

We always tried to do our best to "mean" something within the Lit community, to be a group deviants could trust and rely on, but not only that, we always tried to be a fun group, one not just made of faces, but of actual people. And I think that with the amount of crazy admins we have, we're doing a fine job at that!
Let me take this occasion to introduce our two latest additions to the admin team, Sammur-amat and AzizrianDaoXrak. We're proud to have them and I hope they'll enjoy their time with us! :dummy:

But on to the contest! It's a tradition for us to have a contest on our anniversary, and this year we've been particularly quiet on the contest front, so it's time to dive back in that fiery sea that is the deviantART community at full strength. :D

This year we're challenging you with something you won't find anywhere else. And you will be the one to choose just how difficult you want your task to be... then fate and luck will decide your path, and we can't wait to read what you'll be able to make of it.
All of us at tWR are proud to introduce you the first ever Pick'N'Mix Contest! "A hulking, multi-faceted, multi-challenging beast coming straight from the depths of random attribute testing." (words of WyvernLetDie, who created this stunning idea, so :clap: to him for all his work :heart:)


So how does it work?

This is the idea: we have divided a number of instructions into SIX sections. For each section, there is a dice assigned to them that WE will roll for you. The numbers that come out will correspond to what your submissions MUST include: that means you can include anything else you want, but if one of your instructions is "the protagonist is a sociopath French chemist called Joseph" then whatever you write, the protagonist must follow that guideline.

The sections will be listed from the least challenging to the hardest, and you will choose (with a minimum of THREE, honouring our third anniversary) how many dice you want us to roll for you.

But what about the prizes? And we want to see the sections too!

Patience, boys and girls, patience. The contest will be released officially one week from now, on the 14th, and you will know everything then. :la:

We'll have, of course, a third-second-first prizes category: keep in mind, though, that the number of dice you choose won't be the only factor affecting your chances of getting a higher placement. It will affect our judging, especially when undecided on two works; but if a deviant using four dice has written a much better deviation than one who used all six of them, we'll reward the quality of the writing above the number of dice rolled.

We'll be back on the 14th with the official release but until then, stay awesome (and tuned)!

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:iconkamisch42:
kamisch42 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Visiting just in time...it's the 14th! :D
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:iconwillwriteforhearts:
willwriteforhearts Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Writer
Ooh this'll be fun! Kind of late, but I'm definitely joining :)
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:iconofonesoul:
OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oober excited for this contest! :nuu:
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:iconthemaideninblack:
TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
:iconlawooplz: we all are!
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:iconbrimana:
Brimana Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been really devoid of inspiration lately, so maybe this will be my chance to jump back in :)
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:iconthemaideninblack:
TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
:highfive: great!
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:iconkendecia:
Kendecia Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hm...I hadn't done any writing for this club in well over a year. So why not?
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:iconthemaideninblack:
TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
:la: indeed!
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:iconlauras45:
LauraS45 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
sounds fun!!! Way better than most contest out there. Challenging and fun. :) Cannot wait.
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:iconthemaideninblack:
TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
:D I'm glad this is looked forward to by a lot of deviants. It will make things even more fun.
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:iconlauras45:
LauraS45 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
It sounds really fun. I will Definitely participate!
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:iconthemaideninblack:
TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
Yay! :glomp:
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:iconirrevocablefate:
IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012   Writer
:eager: YAY. YAY.
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:iconthemaideninblack:
TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
:iconlaplz:
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:iconsammur-amat:
Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012   General Artist
My first contest as an admin! Woohoo! :iconlawooplz:
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:iconthemaideninblack:
TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
:iconlachoirplz:
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:iconsammur-amat:
Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012   General Artist
:iconevillachoirplz:
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:icontsengeclipse:
TsengEclipse Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Looking forward to this! :la:
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:iconthemaideninblack:
TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
:dummy: yay!
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:iconadventwinter:
adventwinter Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Also, to all the admins: thanks for all the hard work!
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:iconthemaideninblack:
TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
:highfive:
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:iconadventwinter:
adventwinter Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm torn between thinking that this is going to be hard and that this is going to be crazy fun X3 :eager:
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:iconthemaideninblack:
TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
:giggle: it's crazy fun, of course. And hard, depending on how much you want to challenge yourself!
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:iconsymphoniclolita:
SymphonicLolita Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds interesting~ I haven't submitted anything to this group yet, so maybe this will make it my first!
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:iconthemaideninblack:
TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
:nod: definitely! This contest is really exciting.
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:iconthe-unavenged:
The-Unavenged Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
This sounds like a lot of fun! I am really looking forward to this being open!!
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:iconthemaideninblack:
TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
:dummy: yay!
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:iconthe-unavenged:
The-Unavenged Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
I shall impatiently await the actual journal!! :dummy:
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:iconthemaideninblack:
TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
[link] and here it is!
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:iconclassic-poet:
classic-poet Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Haven't really been active much, but the contest sounds like it'll be great! The challenge in itself is interesting enough for me to want to enter! :D
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:iconthemaideninblack:
TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
I'm glad it makes you want to get back to writing. :D
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:iconclassic-poet:
classic-poet Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes. Hopefully it'll be a great restart point! :D
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:iconthemaideninblack:
TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
(: it surely will be.
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:iconclassic-poet:
classic-poet Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
^^
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:iconrebbiechan:
RebbieChan Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
sounds fun, can't wait!
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:iconthemaideninblack:
TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
:la: me too!
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:icondrippingwords:
DrippingWords Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Writer
Ooh, this sounds like so much fun! You can count me in when you post the official journal :D
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:iconthemaideninblack:
TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
:w00t:
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:icondrippingwords:
DrippingWords Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Writer
:squee:
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:iconskysongma:
SkysongMA Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Writer
This sounds like fun!
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:iconthemaideninblack:
TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
:dummy: hopefully it not only sounds like fun, but will be too.
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:iconlightoverpowers58:
LightOverpowers58 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Writer
Hello to the all the admins, both new and old...since, I am quite sure I have not talked to most of you ^^;

A contest:iconlawooplz:, thank you all!
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:iconthemaideninblack:
TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
:wave: hello to you.

:D hope you enjoy it when it starts!
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:iconlightoverpowers58:
LightOverpowers58 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Writer
I commented on the journal that I wanted to roll six dice, is there a reason I haven't gotten my numbers yet?
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:iconthemaideninblack:
TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Yeah, your comment isn't anywhere, I've been looking but I can't find it. I can roll them here if you want.(:
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:iconlightoverpowers58:
LightOverpowers58 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Writer
Yes please and this was my comment.
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:iconthemaideninblack:
TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
:O wow. I STILL can't find it in the comments section. I don't know what's wrong with me.

ANYWAY. 3 - 1 - 5 - 10 - 6 - 7. (: Sorry for the lateness, and happy holidays!
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:iconthemaideninblack:
TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
:paranoid: your comment doesn't show up in the Group message centre, or at least it doesn't for me. I'm sorry, I will go through the comments in the blog itself and will find yours so I can roll your dice.
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:iconthemaideninblack:
TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
:iconteheplz:

Also, so proud of us. :la: This contest will be amazing.
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