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Apollo
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A Postcard from Malachite (WINNERS ANNOUNCED)

Send me a postcard from somewhere on Malachite!

You should provide two images - the two sides of your postcard. The front of the postcard should have a screenshot picture (or a montage of pictures, if you prefer) of somewhere on Malachite, and you can add a simple caption to it if you wish. The second image should show the back of the postcard, and your postcard message. This should be a sensible length to fit (and be legible!) on the back of the postcard.

You can have a postcard representing the whole of Malachite Ocean, or an archipelago, or an individual island, part of an island, or if you wish, an individual shoppe, stall, or other building, or a notable person, ship or animal!

Images
I want all images to be the same size, whether they are posted in the thread or posted as links: each side of the postcard should be 600 pixels wide by 400 pixels high, and if you're posting images in the thread, use .jpg or .png format. Either work on that image size from the start, or create the images at a larger size, then use a resizing tool to get down to 600 x 400.
The main images must be unaltered screenshots from game. However, you can add a short caption to it, and you can add frames / borders / edge decoration as required. The whole thing, including framing and caption, must be 600 x 400.

Postcard message
You can make this any format of writing you wish - a short message, a bit of prose, a verse.... You can address it to someone if you wish. You can add line drawings to the message if you wish. If you want to include a postcard-style layout, including stamp, you can do - but you're not required to. I'm asking for the message to be an image rather than plain text so that you can lay it out how you want to, and so that you can use something closer to a hand-written message if you want to.

Hosting and posting your images
Click here for a page that has helpful hints on creating images, hosting them on a website, and posting them correctly.
Remember to click on "Post a reply" rather than "Post new thread" when you provide your entry.
Use "Preview" to check that your images are showing before you post your entry. Use the Edit button to make any changes required before the deadline - don't double-post.

Other rules
* Entries should be posted in this thread.
* Only one entry per player.
* The image from the game can be framed / cropped etc, but the image itself should be an unaltered screenshot from the game.
* If you use a screenshot of an individual, you should make sure you check with them for permission before using them in an entry. If you use a crowd scene in a public place, you don't need permission from everyone!

What your entry post should include
* Your pirate name on Malachite
* The first image - the picture / front side of the postcard (or a link to it)
* The second image - the message / back side of the postcard (or a link to it)
* [optional, and just for whimsy] Your favorite piratey word!

Deadline
This is a 24 hour event.
The deadline is exactly 24 hours after the timestamp of this first post.

Prizes
Prizes will be mostly trinkets, and could also include other items if the whim takes me! I will not be giving further details on prizes until winners are announced.
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Re: A Postcard from Malachite (24-hour event)

Cecidrake on the Malachite Ocean

Here's my postcard





Favorite piratey word: Swashbuckler (i just love the sound of that!)
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Cecidrake
Senior Officer of The Lost Lot
Sage Ocean
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Re: A Postcard from Malachite (24-hour event)





Ligeia, Malachite Ocean

Favourite piratey word... It's gotta be 'rum!'
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Ligeia (Ly-Gee-Ah), Midnight Cerulean
Going Down,
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Re: A Postcard from Malachite (24-hour event)

Woo! Two entries, and they both look correct! Thanks, mates. :)
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Re: A Postcard from Malachite (24-hour event)

Pirate Name= Aliceburton


Front Pic = http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii34/Alice245245/malachite.jpg

Back Writing = http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii34/Alice245245/mainwriting.jpg

Fave Piratish Word= Argg
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Cocain tells ye, "Would you like some candy?"
Ye told Cocain, "yes :3"
Cocain tells ye, "Hop in my car."

Saviour tells ye, "Im not going to lie, power gives me wood"

Roseriot - Malachite
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Re: A Postcard from Malachite (24-hour event)

Lyaka on Malachite sends the following:




Favorite piratey word: AVAST!




Edited to fix tags. Apparently [IMG] has to be LOWERcase...
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Furare wrote: 
...disagreeing with you always feels pretty indistinguishable from being wrong.


Talisker wrote: 
...it's actually a Lyakarchy.

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Re: A Postcard from Malachite (24-hour event)

This was fun :)




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~ Arielmac (all oceans except Atlantic)


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Re: A Postcard from Malachite (24-hour event)

Pirate name: Tulang.

This is an actual screenshot, i lagged out and i found myself walking on nothing.

Front of postcard:



Back of postcard:


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Salinity on the Hunter Ocean!
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Re: A Postcard from Malachite (24-hour event)

Nathen of Malachite

Front:


Back:


Favorite Piratey word: Aye!

I even used your last name based on what the forum ocean said :P
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Re: A Postcard from Malachite (24-hour event)

Name: Pipeline

Front:


Back:


Favourite Piratey Word: Avast!

edit: changing the image size from 599 x 400 to 600 x 400. XD!
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Pipeline of Viridian
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Re: A Postcard from Malachite (24-hour event)

From: Shady ^^





I got slightly carried away with the back ^^;

Good luck to everyone!

Favorite pirate-y word: Avast!!
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Branmuffin on Meridian.

Part of a well-balanced breakfast.
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Re: A Postcard from Malachite (24-hour event)





Oooooooookay. I'm Dani on Malachite.
The font turned out a bit weird because I finished it all, then re-read the rules and saw the 600x400 thing, and...yea. Resizing makes for interesting font changes. xD Oh, and the stamp took forever to draw, but this was still loads of fun. Great event idea, Apollo. ^_^

Edit: Eep! Forgot to add favourite pirate-y word! "Barrelstopper."
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Re: A Postcard from Malachite (24-hour event)

I was just about to go skellie hunting when the broadcast was made, so I thought this appropriate. :-)

Front:


Back:


Favorite Piraty Word: Ippolito - I thought someone was talking about a minature hippo or something. :-P


EDIT: Not sure why its not the same size as everyone else's. The sizing says its 600x400. :-/
EDIT #2: Okay, so now it's the right size, and I have no clue why. :-P
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~ Jaede ~ Malachite
Dragon Eggs
Pokemon Eggs


*Current Avi by Scheherazade*
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Re: A Postcard from Malachite (24-hour event)

One question.
What exactly is meant by "The image from the game can be framed / cropped etc, but the image itself should be an unaltered screenshot from the game."?
Could the picture(s) be faded around the edges, or less then 100% opaque?
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Re: A Postcard from Malachite (24-hour event)

Kargach of the Malachite Ocean, for this event at least.

Front:


Back:


(The stamp is an actual malachite-themed stamp from Guinea Bissau, slightly modified.)

And my favorite piratey word... I hafta go with "mizzenmast".
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Kargach of the Midnight Ocean
Captain of the Champions of Valhalla, and occasionally good at forum contests
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Re: A Postcard from Malachite (24-hour event)

Pirate Name: Sheeran





My favorite pirate term is "booched", as in "Ye booched it!"
Not really sure what that says about me.
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Auranic of Obsidian
Sheeran of Emerald
Sheeran of Meridian

[quote]Verlool says (on vent), "We knew him when he was in his prime, we called him Sheeran the Magnificent."
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Dengeki on the Malachite Ocean

Front:


Back:


Favorite piratey word: Hornswaggle
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Re: A Postcard from Malachite (24-hour event)

wow, this entries are great!!
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Quitex, everywhere, mainly Ice.
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Someone asked why Quitex would do this as a rogue. All I can say is, well, he's QUITEX! No one knows what he will do next, ESPECIALLY Quitex.

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Re: A Postcard from Malachite (24-hour event)

 
One question.
What exactly is meant by "The image from the game can be framed / cropped etc, but the image itself should be an unaltered screenshot from the game."?
Could the picture(s) be faded around the edges, or less then 100% opaque?

You can certainly fade around the edge as part of framing. I guess you can make it less than 100% opaque also. The point about it being unaltered is that this isn't a photoshopping contest, so the actual content of the picture(s) should be unaltered.
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Re: A Postcard from Malachite (24-hour event)






Kofhearts
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Kofhearts on all my ocean!
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Yarrr! Here be my postcard, sent from Taff of Malachite Ocean to Jonnyblue of Sage Ocean.







I would have to say that my favourite Piratey word, at this point in time, is Karkinos. I'm still yet to work out what the plural is, and that intrigues me. I mean, is it Karkini, Karkinae, Karkinoses, or something that I haven't even contemplated yet?
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Taff
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Re: A Postcard from Malachite (24-hour event)

Eh. It's late. Apollo told me to do it.

FRONT

BACK



Piratey Wordy thingy.... erm...... no idea... too late at night dotdotdot yes....




EDIT:

Misspelling my own name on the card FTW!!!
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Sid on Obsidian

Striderrs everywhere else
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Strider's post

lol. ^.^
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My name on Malachite is Ariman

FRoNT




Back



My favorite word is booty!!! That's what pirates live for :P
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Roseash, from Malachite, sending:



Sorry for any spelling mistakes, my brain is rather fuzzled from being in the middle of school exams.
And before I forget, favourite word: GORGONYX
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Ediblebob
Malachite




I hope this is okay, i know you wanted pictures of Malachite, the pictures were all taken on Malachite, and there are pictures of pieces of the island *grins*

I did PM to see if it would be okay but i didn't get a response, I do have a back up that i could be able to post reasonably quickly

Edit: My favorite pirate word... Scurvy, makes me all the more Edible ;)
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Castawayjoe of Malachite


My favorite piratey word has got to be swashbuckler. I am an expert buckler of swashes.
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Castawayjoe of the Midnight Ocean.
To err is human, but to arr is pirate.
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Catharsis on Cobalt and Malachite.
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The front

My lovely malachite masterpiece

http://s293.photobucket.com/albums/mm58/amnesiac34/?action=view&current=AMasterpiece2-1.jpg&t=1212951256329

The back

http://s293.photobucket.com/albums/mm58/amnesiac34/?action=view&current=DearApollo.jpg

i hope this works.

my favourite piratey word is definitly "Plunder!"
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Ye told Populerboy, "how long until your pillage finishes?"
Populerboy says, "3HOURS"
Cardshark says, "What in the seven seas?"
Populerboy says, "OK welcome crabby needlefish wb ship thanks"
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Front of the postcard:

Back of the postcard:


Pirate on Malachite: Lyndsy
Favorite pirate word used in game/in real life: Arrr!
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Lynzerlot, SO of Pleasureful Sins, Hunter

Lyndsy, still a Hunter on Sage
SO of Wild Cards on Malachite
Assassin for hire.
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Front!



Back!



My favorite pirtey word is Ahoy... because... I feel wanted when people tell me it. T_T

Pirate name Shrio
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Shrio on all the oceans. :D
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