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Posted by Hera at Dec 6, 2017 9:51:25 PM
Delayed (not) December (not daily) Doodles 2017/2018 (starting December 28th)


Delayed (not) December (not-daily) Doodles (DnDnD for short!)

December has snuck up on us this year and due to someone who shall not be named* having the audacity of taking time off to go and have Holiday Fun, we will be delaying the Doodles this year. Instead of running throughout December, they will run from late December through into January. This is a heads up so you can prepare your pens, paper and random possibly useful stuff from around the house and be ready to DOODLE with the first event starting on December 28th . Remember, we may require the use of holiday notions such as wrapping paper, cards, ribbons or any to complete some of the tasks so remember to not recycle holiday detritus too early!

Doodles will happen twice a week - a creative contest will be posted, once on Tuesday and once on Thursday. Most, if not all, of these contests will be forum-based and will require entries before the next event is posted. The contests will be posted around 11 AM at the beginning of each contest day, and will close 3-4 days later (Tuesday contests will close at 11 AM on Thursday, and Thursday contest will close at 11 AM on Tuesday). There will be a variety of prizes during the event and they won't be pre-announced.

There will be multiple forum threads for this event. This sticky thread will contain a running summary of events, winners and prizes. Each doodle will then have its own entry thread.



The general rules for the forum contests are as follows (stolen from previous years, but it will broadly apply to this year too)
  • Only one entry per player in each contest, but you may enter as many different contests as you wish during the month.
  • In earlier years, we tended to have Dedicated Doodler prizes for those who completed all Doodles during the month. As this is a lesser achievement with only two doodles a week, we will have to see how entries go this year to decide whether or not to do this. We'll do something for Dedicated Doodlers, but it may be something a little different e.g. a prize draw between Dedicated Doodlers rather than a prize for each? We'll see how many of you there are!
  • You must include your pirate name and ocean at the top of each entry post. Make sure you use the pirate and ocean for which you would want to receive a prize.
  • We will try to make the instructions clear for each contest. As the contests are short, don't get too hung up on the minutiae of rules. Just read the instructions and have a go at following them.
  • If we say "draw", we generally mean the creation of a 2D picture, whether that's done by hand or by computer. Where more physical media are allowed, we will remember to say so.
  • If we say "original" or "must be your own work", we mean that you must create something from scratch, without the use of game art or other resources.
  • Plagiarism: this is the use of someone else's work, claiming it as your own, and applies to all contest types. Don't do it!
  • The entry threads are going to be busy enough without chat. Keep the entry thread just for entries please!
  • The general rules on avoiding tasteless or offensive material apply at all times on this forum but we are mentioning them again here just in case.
  • Judging will be completed as soon as possible after the contest has closed, and usually within a day of the contest closing. Winners and prizes will be posted in the second post of this thread once judging is complete, as well as a more detailed results post at the end of each Doodle's entry thread. At any one time, therefore, there is likely to be one contest open for entries and one contest being judged.
  • Clotho, Hera and Nemesis will be doing most of the judging, bringing in others as and when we need them. There will be a variety of events, though, and we are not going to get into discussions on the judging on any individual event.
  • We will try to deliver prizes as they are announced, but we may not always be as speedy as we would like! Please be patient with us!
  • Don't get hung up on the prizes and the winners. Lots of people participate, and only a few win prizes. Take part because it looks fun, it's an interesting challenge, and it's an opportunity to share your quick-fire skills with your fellow players or to try your hand and something different.



    If you're interested in how the Doodles work, take a look at one of the previous year's editions, linked from this page. We are following the same format that has been in place since 2012.



    *I just got the most glorious purple suitcase...rawr !
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    Sun says, "Selling Hera, one careful owner, slightly foxed, very Zeused, for 800 million billion PoE, 250 indigo ribbons, a chipmunk familiar called Robin and a piece of moss!"

  • Posted by Hera at Dec 6, 2017 9:51:41 PM
    Re: Delayed (not) December (not daily) Doodles 2017/2018 (starting December 28th)
    1st Doodle: Bottle Cap Baubles!
    2nd Doodle: All I wanted for Xmas...
    3rd Doodle: Appalling Apparel!
    4th Doodle: The Nicest Surprise
    5th Doodle: Let's Cheer Her(a) Up!
    6th Doodle: Cardstock Cutouts!
    (FINAL) 7th Doodle: Letters to Santy Cronus!
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    Sun says, "Selling Hera, one careful owner, slightly foxed, very Zeused, for 800 million billion PoE, 250 indigo ribbons, a chipmunk familiar called Robin and a piece of moss!"

    Posted by joandart at Dec 7, 2017 6:20:16 AM
    Re: Delayed (not) December (not daily) Doodles 2017/2018 (starting December 28th)
    Oh happy day, there will be some kind of Doodles!
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    Herowena of Cerulean
    Still Sleeping With The Fishes


    Avatar by Dexla

    Posted by cattrin at Dec 7, 2017 10:32:56 AM
    Re: Delayed (not) December (not daily) Doodles 2017/2018 (starting December 28th)
    Yay! The other OMs will be happy now that I won't be bothering them with my crazed petitions.

    So you're saying that we should take advantage of the after holiday discounts? And that's totally why you moved it in the first place? Yes? Good thinking.
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    Cattrin of Cerulean
    Avatar by Apollo (we miss you :c), Blakbead, Angelira, Coriander, and Accelerator!

     
    X tells ye, "Stop yo drawing fool!"


    Posted by Hera at Dec 7, 2017 6:07:55 PM
    Re: Delayed (not) December (not daily) Doodles 2017/2018 (starting December 28th)
     
    Yay! The other OMs will be happy now that I won't be bothering them with my crazed petitions.


    *peeks* I'd only score that 3 out of 10 on the crazed scale. Rather restrained in fact. But it was only just December, so maybe I should up your score to 5 :p

    We are very happy to be running this again and have lots of evil wonderful tasks for y'all to do. Yay for Doodles!
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    Sun says, "Selling Hera, one careful owner, slightly foxed, very Zeused, for 800 million billion PoE, 250 indigo ribbons, a chipmunk familiar called Robin and a piece of moss!"

    Posted by patrys12 at Dec 7, 2017 8:17:28 PM
    Re: Delayed (not) December (not daily) Doodles 2017/2018 (starting December 28th)
    Yipee!! Can't wait for the first DnDnD(D)!!
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    - xxx Alpha xxx -

    Posted by Taskbeta at Dec 13, 2017 7:56:04 AM
    Re: Delayed (not) December (not daily) Doodles 2017/2018 (starting December 28th)
    Hopefully I can join some doodles too :)
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    Bisca - Emerald & Obsidian

    Avvy by: Jellyx

    Posted by budclare2 at Dec 14, 2017 7:00:01 AM
    Re: Delayed (not) December (not daily) Doodles 2017/2018 (starting December 28th)
     
    (DnDnD for short!)

    Doodling now, do not disturb?
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    Budclare on Meridian

    I want a cookie.

    (Imp turned me into a dolly! :D)

    Posted by Hera at Dec 27, 2017 7:24:25 PM
    Re: Delayed (not) December (not daily) Doodles 2017/2018 (starting December 28th)
    I just simply can't wait until tomorrow* to start, so the first doodle is up now here!


    *ok, yes. I don't wanna get up super early....
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    Sun says, "Selling Hera, one careful owner, slightly foxed, very Zeused, for 800 million billion PoE, 250 indigo ribbons, a chipmunk familiar called Robin and a piece of moss!"

    Posted by Mellie5 at Dec 29, 2017 11:15:59 AM
    Re: Delayed (not) December (not daily) Doodles 2017/2018 (starting December 28th)
    Are we allowed to colour, paint or decorate the caps?

    Posted by Hera at Dec 29, 2017 1:18:32 PM
    Re: Delayed (not) December (not daily) Doodles 2017/2018 (starting December 28th)
     
    Are we allowed to colour, paint or decorate the caps?


    Yes!
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    Sun says, "Selling Hera, one careful owner, slightly foxed, very Zeused, for 800 million billion PoE, 250 indigo ribbons, a chipmunk familiar called Robin and a piece of moss!"

    Posted by cattrin at Dec 30, 2017 5:35:06 AM
    Re: Delayed (not) December (not daily) Doodles 2017/2018 (starting December 28th)
    It's gonna take me until the end of this doodle to save up the caps! I think I use one every two weeks from beef stock haha.
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    Cattrin of Cerulean
    Avatar by Apollo (we miss you :c), Blakbead, Angelira, Coriander, and Accelerator!

     
    X tells ye, "Stop yo drawing fool!"


    Posted by Taskbeta at Jan 1, 2018 3:56:49 AM
    Re: Delayed (not) December (not daily) Doodles 2017/2018 (starting December 28th)
    I am going insane.
    Why does photobucket not do what I want it to do!?
    May I use a dumb website like tinypic.com to show the image on the forum page? Its just that one picture being a pain!
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    Bisca - Emerald & Obsidian

    Avvy by: Jellyx

    Posted by cattrin at Jan 1, 2018 6:12:23 AM
    Re: Delayed (not) December (not daily) Doodles 2017/2018 (starting December 28th)
    Use imgur! Super easy and no account needed.

    Photobucket went rogue earlier this year and said "if you want to hotlink to an image you have to pay us $300 a year". Even retroactively, so all my past avatars are Photobucket warnings now.
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    Cattrin of Cerulean
    Avatar by Apollo (we miss you :c), Blakbead, Angelira, Coriander, and Accelerator!

     
    X tells ye, "Stop yo drawing fool!"


    Posted by Taskbeta at Jan 1, 2018 8:27:43 AM
    Re: Delayed (not) December (not daily) Doodles 2017/2018 (starting December 28th)
    Thanks Cattrin! I hope it stays a proper picture now.
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    Bisca - Emerald & Obsidian

    Avvy by: Jellyx

    Posted by Taskbeta at Jan 6, 2018 4:05:51 AM
    Re: Delayed (not) December (not daily) Doodles 2017/2018 (starting December 28th)
    Are there more doodles coming or was this it already? :/
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    Bisca - Emerald & Obsidian

    Avvy by: Jellyx

    Posted by Hera at Jan 6, 2018 12:39:10 PM
    Re: Delayed (not) December (not daily) Doodles 2017/2018 (starting December 28th)
    Third one is up now here

    I'll be passing over to other OMs once this one concludes, but there are more incoming!
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    Sun says, "Selling Hera, one careful owner, slightly foxed, very Zeused, for 800 million billion PoE, 250 indigo ribbons, a chipmunk familiar called Robin and a piece of moss!"

    Posted by cattrin at Jan 8, 2018 4:31:03 PM
    Re: Delayed (not) December (not daily) Doodles 2017/2018 (starting December 28th)
    Yay more doodles!

    Thanks for the first few Hera. :) The sweater one is my favorite so far.
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    Cattrin of Cerulean
    Avatar by Apollo (we miss you :c), Blakbead, Angelira, Coriander, and Accelerator!

     
    X tells ye, "Stop yo drawing fool!"


    Posted by budclare2 at Jan 9, 2018 5:02:19 PM
    Re: Delayed (not) December (not daily) Doodles 2017/2018 (starting December 28th)
    Flaked on yet another Doodle. /e facepalms
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    Budclare on Meridian

    I want a cookie.

    (Imp turned me into a dolly! :D)

    Posted by cattrin at Jan 9, 2018 7:04:23 PM
    Re: Delayed (not) December (not daily) Doodles 2017/2018 (starting December 28th)
    Hey Clotho I got a question for ya:

     
    All entries must have noted on it somewhere your pirate name, ocean and 'December Doodles 2017'


    Does this rule apply to digital entries (drawings) as well? In the past we haven't had to do that, so I didn't add it to anything that was not physical.

    If it does apply some of the other doodle veterans and I will be sad about our sweaters. :c
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    Cattrin of Cerulean
    Avatar by Apollo (we miss you :c), Blakbead, Angelira, Coriander, and Accelerator!

     
    X tells ye, "Stop yo drawing fool!"


    Posted by Hera at Jan 9, 2018 10:48:05 PM
    Re: Delayed (not) December (not daily) Doodles 2017/2018 (starting December 28th)
     
    If it does apply some of the other doodle veterans and I will be sad about our sweaters. :c


    Don't be sad! I didn't specify it for Appalling Apparel, so it isn't an issue for those entries.
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    Sun says, "Selling Hera, one careful owner, slightly foxed, very Zeused, for 800 million billion PoE, 250 indigo ribbons, a chipmunk familiar called Robin and a piece of moss!"

    Posted by cattrin at Jan 10, 2018 3:41:09 PM
    Re: Delayed (not) December (not daily) Doodles 2017/2018 (starting December 28th)
     
    I didn't specify it for Appalling Apparel, so it isn't an issue for those entries.


    Yesss saved by the Hera. :D

    I honestly didn't even read the rules for posting because I'm a bad, lazy Cattrin.

    Edit: Hera you lie! You totally mentioned that in the rules in your post.

    But not in the submission requirements.

    Did I just doom my entry?

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    Cattrin of Cerulean
    Avatar by Apollo (we miss you :c), Blakbead, Angelira, Coriander, and Accelerator!

     
    X tells ye, "Stop yo drawing fool!"


    Posted by Hera at Jan 10, 2018 4:01:09 PM
    Re: Delayed (not) December (not daily) Doodles 2017/2018 (starting December 28th)
    To clarify: The rules I'm going on are the ones I mention in the submission requirements; the overall rules have been copied from previous years and probably are a tad dusty. So long as your pirate name and ocean are in the forum post for the Appalling Apparel, you are fine! Edit to clarify: I'm not insisting on it as part of the art work.
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    Sun says, "Selling Hera, one careful owner, slightly foxed, very Zeused, for 800 million billion PoE, 250 indigo ribbons, a chipmunk familiar called Robin and a piece of moss!"

    Posted by joandart at Jan 11, 2018 10:10:38 AM
    Re: Delayed (not) December (not daily) Doodles 2017/2018 (starting December 28th)
    Thanks, Hera! :)
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    Herowena of Cerulean
    Still Sleeping With The Fishes


    Avatar by Dexla

    Posted by Clotho at Jan 11, 2018 11:13:48 AM
    Re: Delayed (not) December (not daily) Doodles 2017/2018 (starting December 28th)
    Doodle 5 is up!
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    Avatar by Ezmerelda

    Posted by lady_maeror at Jan 11, 2018 2:07:01 PM
    Re: Delayed (not) December (not daily) Doodles 2017/2018 (starting December 28th)
    What kind of length of song are we looking at? Like a verse or two? Just many of the previous years singing doodles were produced for Christmas and had Christmas melodies/carols which could be quite short in comparison to a proper song :)
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    Aeyelle of the Viridian Meridian Ocean
    Arianne of the Obsidian Ocean

    Posted by Hera at Jan 11, 2018 2:18:59 PM
    Re: Delayed (not) December (not daily) Doodles 2017/2018 (starting December 28th)
     
    Doodle 5 is up!


    ...And I thought Nemesis was evil....
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    Sun says, "Selling Hera, one careful owner, slightly foxed, very Zeused, for 800 million billion PoE, 250 indigo ribbons, a chipmunk familiar called Robin and a piece of moss!"

    Posted by Clotho at Jan 12, 2018 4:20:41 PM
    Re: Delayed (not) December (not daily) Doodles 2017/2018 (starting December 28th)
     
    What kind of length of song are we looking at? Like a verse or two? Just many of the previous years singing doodles were produced for Christmas and had Christmas melodies/carols which could be quite short in comparison to a proper song :)


    Not specified, so it can be as short as a couple of verses or as long as a regular song :)
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    Avatar by Ezmerelda

    Posted by cattrin at Jan 14, 2018 7:44:18 PM
    Re: Delayed (not) December (not daily) Doodles 2017/2018 (starting December 28th)
    Would beating my head against a wall in an attempt to think of a song that I can hit butcher all the notes of count as accompaniment?

    Asking for a friend who is eyeing children's songs with new interest.

    Also, if anyone is looking for a video editor (after Youtube killed their editor this month... and Microsoft killed their Windows editor this month...) a member of my crew graciously pointed me to [openshot]. It's exactly what I was looking for and doesn't try to swindle me out of money.
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    Cattrin of Cerulean
    Avatar by Apollo (we miss you :c), Blakbead, Angelira, Coriander, and Accelerator!

     
    X tells ye, "Stop yo drawing fool!"


    Posted by Hera at Jan 16, 2018 3:25:56 PM
    Re: Delayed (not) December (not daily) Doodles 2017/2018 (starting December 28th)
     
    And I'd be... kind to Cronus as an added bonus.


    Quick disclaimer: I never agreed to this!!
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    Sun says, "Selling Hera, one careful owner, slightly foxed, very Zeused, for 800 million billion PoE, 250 indigo ribbons, a chipmunk familiar called Robin and a piece of moss!"

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