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11 August 2008 @ 07:01 pm
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I've been meaning to do this for awhile, so here it is. ^_^ A poll listing most of the community's past challenges. I'm asking that you check off the challenges you'd like to see repeated/more often. Challenges that do not receive more than 5 votes will not be used again. As for the others, I will place their importance by the popularity of their votes.
Thank you soooo much to those of you who will take the time to complete this poll, making BSSM Battle a better place to icon!


Poll #1239146 Challenge Popularity Poll

Which challenges would you like to see repeated/more often?

Plain Jane
0(0.0%)
Friend & Foe
0(0.0%)
Trendless
0(0.0%)
Provided Image
0(0.0%)
Provided Lyrics
1(3.6%)
Imitation
0(0.0%)
Two-in-One
0(0.0%)
Cropping-specific
0(0.0%)
Pairing-specific
0(0.0%)
3-Point-View
0(0.0%)
Color Palette
0(0.0%)
Foreground-Background-Middleground
0(0.0%)
Half-and-Half
0(0.0%)
Monochromatic
0(0.0%)
Provided Resources
2(7.1%)

Which challenges would you like to see repeated/more often?

Provided Bases
0(0.0%)
Inspiration Quote
1(3.7%)
Chibi-specific
0(0.0%)
Character, Color, Font
3(11.1%)
Composition-specific
1(3.7%)
Rhyme Time
0(0.0%)
Non-consensual Kiss
0(0.0%)
Favorite [insert here] caption
0(0.0%)
Ad libs
0(0.0%)
Art style-specific
0(0.0%)
Wiki Wiki
0(0.0%)
Cult Classics
0(0.0%)
Slander
0(0.0%)
Trifecta
0(0.0%)
Sports/Hobby-specific
0(0.0%)

Which challenges would you like to see repeated/more often?

Character Absence
0(0.0%)
Make Your Own Senshi
0(0.0%)
Good versus Evil
0(0.0%)
3-Panel Manga
0(0.0%)
3-Font Rule
0(0.0%)
Antipode
0(0.0%)
Dawn & Dusk
0(0.0%)
Make Your Own Swimsuit
0(0.0%)
Fanservice
0(0.0%)
Swimsuit Competition
0(0.0%)
Fill in the Blanks
0(0.0%)
Secret Admirer
1(3.8%)
Cross-Series
0(0.0%)
Stock Photo
1(3.8%)
Items by Letter
0(0.0%)

Which challenges would you like to see repeated/more often?

60% Typography
1(3.6%)
Paint by Number
0(0.0%)
40% Composition
0(0.0%)
Alternate Ending
0(0.0%)
Naoko's Inbox
0(0.0%)
Sailormoon Is __________
1(3.6%)
Doujinshi-permitted
0(0.0%)
Me Attack es su Attack
0(0.0%)
Counterpart
0(0.0%)
Victory versus Defeat
0(0.0%)
Senshi versus Senshi
0(0.0%)
Vector Art
0(0.0%)
the Mark
0(0.0%)
A Few of My Favorite Things
0(0.0%)
Eyes Wide Shut
1(3.6%)



DESCRIPTION OF CHALLENGES
PLAIN JANE: usually starts with a provided image. Challenge restricts any effects/decoration/add-ons.
FRIEND & FOE: icon features the two character identities of the final challengers.
TRENDLESS: icon cannot use any technique, trend or resource previously made popular or in common use.
IMITATION: The moderator creates a banner and the challengers must create an icon that mimics its style/aesthetic.
TWO-IN-ONE: The icon caption must be created from an image.
CROPPING/PAIRING/COMPOSITION/RESOURCE/CHIBI/ARTSTYLE-SPECIFIC: Challenges that have one specific requirement relating to its category.
3-POINT-VIEW: A character must be shown from the front, back and side view.
COLOR PALETTE: Icons may only use colors from a designated palette.
FORE/BACK/MIDDLE-GROUND: The icon's background, foreground and middle ground must be visibly separated from one another.
HALF-AND-HALF: The text and the image must take up exactly half of the icon each.
MONOCHROMATIC: The icon's color scheme can only be greyscale and one color of the maker's choosing.
PROVIDED BASES: A variety of bases are offered for the Preliminary and that base must be used in the following challenges.
INSPIRATION QUOTE: A quote is provided and a textless icon must be made using it as inspiration.
CHARACTER, COLOR, FONT: The icon must feature a character, use a color and a font that all begin with the same letter (sometimes of the maker's character identity).
RHYME TIME: The caption must rhyme.
NON-CONSENSUAL KISS: The icon must feature characters kissing/being kiss that was not planned/consensual.
FAVORITE _______ CAPTION: It could be Favorite Video Game, Favorite Manga Title, etc. but the caption must be the title.
AD LIBS: The caption must use 1 noun, 1 verb and 1 adjective. No more, no less.
WIKI WIKI: Random Wikipedia articles are provided from each player and the icon must use one for its caption.
CULT CLASSICS: The caption in the icon must be of a classic cult film.
SLANDER: Insult or otherwise cast your opponent in a bad light.
TRIFECTA: The maker chooses an element to appear three times in their icon.
CHARACTER ABSENCE: The icon must reference a specific character but that character may not be present in the icon.
MAKE YOUR OWN SENSHI: Design an original Sailor Senshi by manipulating the original manga images.
GOOD VERSUS EVIL: Portray a villain as a hero, or a hero as a villain.
FANSERVICE: The icon should give fanservice. :P
SWIMSUIT COMPETITION: Only during the summer, each challenge in the battle must use an image of characters in swimsuits. They may only one any particular image only once.
FILL IN THE BLANKS: A full manga page is given with the original captions removed. Your job is to put in your own.
SECRET ADMIRER: Create an icon that yearns for one of your opponents, like a secret admirer's love letter. From your character identity to theirs.
CROSS-SERIES: Icon features two or more characters that have never met one another in the manga.
STOCK PHOTO: Use real photography in the icon.
ITEMS BY LETTER: The amount of elements allowed in the icon is dependent on the characters in your livejournal username.
60% TYPOGRAPHY: The text must consumed exactly 60% of the icon.
40% COMPOSITION: The image may only consumed 40% of the icon.
PAINT BY NUMBER: An image is provided and sectioned apart by numbers. The maker chooses what colors for which numbers and cannot one any color more than once.
3-PANEL MANGA: The icon must contain three panels from the same page of manga without cropping/rearranging.
3-FONT RULE: Must use three different fonts in the caption.
ANTIPODE: (sometimes senshi will be assigned) Feature a senshi but can only use opposing colors/elements.
DUSK AND DAWN: Create two icons; they are identical in all ways except their coloring should make one appear in dawn's light, the other in evening-light.
ALTERNATE ENDING: Convey an alternate ending to the manga series.
NAOKO'S INBOX: The icon uses an image from one of Naoko's blurb sections in the manga.
SAILORMOON IS: Use a Googlism as the icon caption.
DOUJINSHI-PERMITTED: The Infinity Artbook or doujinshi in general is permitted.
ME ATTACK ES SU ATTACK: Show a Senshi using the attack belonging to another Senshi.
COUNTERPART: Feature a character alongside one of their counterparts. Example: Sailormercury/Ami's counterparts are Beartie, Fisheye, Pallapalla, Zoicite.
VICTORY VERSUS DEFEAT: The icon features the maker's character identity and their opponent's identity and conveys victory or defeat; if the maker and opponent submit one victory and one defeat icon, they win a bonus prize.
SENSHI VERSUS SENSHI: The challenge proposes a What-If scenario (example: Sailormoon vs. Sailorsaturn) and makers create an icon feature the character they believe would win said scenario.
VECTOR ART: The image used in the icon must first be turned into vector art (the means to do this is supplied).
THE MARK: The mark changes. It could be the sweatdrop, the anger symbol, the dashes across a character's face; the icon must use an image that has this distinctive mark.
A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS: The icon must feature a character and two elements from their official stats. Example: Minako playing volleyball and red is the background.
EYES WIDE SHUT: Both character's eyes must be closed.


A smaller, friendly poll about prizes. ^_^ If you have a preference/suggestions that aren't offered in the poll, please leave it in a comment!

What kind of prizes are you interested in most?

The LJ gift certificates
4(11.8%)
Anime OSTs
0(0.0%)
Manga
0(0.0%)
Anime
0(0.0%)
Keychains
0(0.0%)
Pins
0(0.0%)
Figurines
0(0.0%)
Stickers/Stationary/Pencils
0(0.0%)
Cell phone straps/charms
0(0.0%)
Cards
0(0.0%)
Other (leave suggestions in a comment)
0(0.0%)

Which fandoms should be offered as prizes?

Sailormoon
2(5.7%)
Saiyuki
0(0.0%)
Bleach
0(0.0%)
Naruto
0(0.0%)
NANA
0(0.0%)
Utena
0(0.0%)
FLCL
0(0.0%)
Anything CLAMP
1(2.9%)
Other (leave suggestions in a comment)
0(0.0%)


SUGGESTION BOX
Any suggestions, comments or questions about the way BSSM Battle is conducted and run? What would make it better? Do you have any ideas for future icon challenges? COMMENT COMMENT COMMENT. ♥

BATTLE 20 SNEAK PEAK ANNOUNCEMENT
The upcoming Battle 20 is going to be open to everyone. There will not be any eliminating during Battle 20. So tell your friends, get pumped up, because Battle 20 is going to be a giant GAME SHOW. Prizes every round, and everyone will have an equal opportunity to get them. So spread the word, and I will periodically be reminding you guys. :3

This poll will be viable all this week, so if you don't have time today, please fill it out later. ♥
 
 
 
管理人: Aikakanrinin on August 12th, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC)
I think that used video games would make great prizes..?! I remember seeing Star Ocean 3 being one of the choices for a prize, so that's where this suggestion came from. (Or maybe I was hallucinating when I saw that)
S-chanpsycophant on August 12th, 2008 06:11 pm (UTC)
I agree! I was going to put "Video Games" as an option, but I forgot. ^^; I think it would be neat to give out Kingdom Hearts keyblade necklaces, VG cosplay accessories, the games themselves, etc.
Floating Through the Sky: LIGHTNING IN THAT RAINcandybouquet on August 14th, 2008 07:23 am (UTC)
iawtc!!!
thou art to me a delicious torment: FFXII; 1snm_queen on August 13th, 2008 01:28 am (UTC)
As I selected other, I agree with kanrinin about videogames, and their related accoutrements, being a great prize~ But I'm a gamer so of course I'd say that. XD
S-chan: VG » mama is pleasedpsycophant on August 13th, 2008 05:02 am (UTC)
Any specific games in mind? I know Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy (VII, VIII), and Devil May Cry are popular. I never get to play video games since I spend all my time on the computer so I'm out of the loop.
Sheep BSc: LoZ: Wind Wakerhelensheep on August 13th, 2008 09:29 pm (UTC)
(Sorry, I'm butting in here!) If you gave out video game prizes I would love to see Legend of Zelda, Mario or even Pokemon up for grabs =)
S-chan: tLU » i'll defend your honorpsycophant on August 13th, 2008 11:19 pm (UTC)
Good idea! :D
thou art to me a delicious torment: エスカフローネ; 4snm_queen on August 14th, 2008 04:25 am (UTC)
Again, I second the games helensheep listed and DMC, KH, and the FF games are all fine by me~ As the Sqenix wh0r3, any game by them is a fab choice in my mind. XD I'm dying to get my hands on the latest re-made FF game. IT LOOKS SO PRETTY AND NOW IT HAS VOICE ACTING AND THERE WAS STUFF ADDED TO THE ALREADY AMAZING STORYLINE AND LSAKJFLKSAJDF IT'S INCREDIBLE LOOKING. 8D Let's see, the games I like are: the .hack// series, the Shin Megami Tensei series, Soul Calibur, God of War, Bully, No More Heroes, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Gran Turismo, Okami, etc.; any and ALL DS games like Brain Age or Big Brain Academy or Professor Layton and the Curious Village or Elite Beat Agents or the Phoenix Wright series or the Animal Crossing games or Cooking Mama (still haven't played it) or the Castlevania games (new one coming out soon!), heck, I even want the Pokemon and Tetris games; old, new, doesn't matter to me. I want to play them all! Oh wow, hope that wasn't too much~ XD;;;
S-chan: VG » mama is pleasedpsycophant on August 14th, 2008 05:17 pm (UTC)
I play Cooking Mama on Wii and its so cute and fun. X3 I don't see how it would translate well over to Nintendo DS with the stylus. >_>; That doesn't seem as fun. With the Wii remote you wield it like actual cooking utensils.
Floating Through the Sky: YOU'RE PRETTY GOODcandybouquet on August 14th, 2008 07:24 am (UTC)
Truthfully, I'll take any game.
S-chan: Misc » superman will shut you uppsycophant on August 14th, 2008 05:17 pm (UTC)
haha. XD
Princesskitten: wicked by whoneedssanitykitty_smile on August 13th, 2008 02:12 am (UTC)
I think we can do a certain object like a book but since Ami uses them a lot excluded her. Also we can do romance between senshi and villians but not just the generals...these are just some thoughts that I have.

Game show would be awsome too! Also some lyrics to broadway would be interesting to see I have a fav for usagi this is the song to phantom of the opera but its from hyde...

...wow I took up a lot of space sorry!
月影のエーフィtsuki_no_eifie on August 13th, 2008 05:59 am (UTC)
I forgot to check "other" for prize suggestions, but what about giftcards to a participating member's store? Be it on LJ, eBay, Etsy or other. This is also up to individual store owners to decide to participate in this prize option. I know I would. ^_^

Also, since I live in Japan I can pick up certain items to use as prizes too, if you like. ^_^ Just gimme a list of series and item categories, and I'll go on a shopping spree. xD I can get old and new stuff. =3

Edited at 2008-08-13 06:01 am (UTC)
S-chan: Jem » my own love trianglepsycophant on August 13th, 2008 05:36 pm (UTC)
You live in Japan?! :O Awesome!
I'm totally broke (having gone on an online spree myself for prizes these last couple days), but when I have some extra money, I'll totally let you know to keep an eye out.
Do you see much Sailormoon in Japan anymore, in stores? Or do they rummage/yardsale? (do they yardsale? 8D)
月影のエーフィtsuki_no_eifie on August 13th, 2008 09:05 pm (UTC)
Apart from the original manga, Sailormoon stuff is few and far between, but I'm always on the lookout. Just let me know. ^.~