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02 December 2009 @ 12:17 am
Okay. Absolutely first and foremost, I am so, SO sorry for the length of time you guys have had to wait on this. I as a mod feel horrible about it, and although there were valid real life circumstances that have hampered me for the past couple of weeks, I still don't see that as any type of excuse. It isn't fair to keep everyone here waiting, and the absolute last thing I want is for this community to die when it's been so successful, and when I've gotten so much joy out of running it and seeing all the amazing icons that are created here. November was just a messy, messy month for me and I am hoping that December will be far better. Either way, I will do my level best not to allow this to happen again.

Our schedule may be a little messed-up for the next little while, because I do want to get the next challenge up ASAP rather than waiting all the way until Sunday. So, I will have the next challenge for everybody tomorrow, with appropriately-adjusted deadlines, and I'll also get your banners to you at that time. Then, we'll work on easing back into the usual Sunday-to-Friday as soon as we can.

Here, now, AT LAST are the winners for Challenge #102. Apologies again, and much thanks for your patience! :)


Congratulations to all our winners, and thank you very much to everyone who entered and voted - what an amazingly successful round this was! Next theme will, as I said, be up tomorrow.
22 November 2009 @ 12:28 am
WELL! What a turnout!!!!! I'm really, really amazed that during this busy period for a lot of us, during exam and assignment time and with Thanksgiving coming up in the U.S., we have 41 awesome icons to vote on! Yep, you read that right - I actually counted them a few times because I was so sure I had made a mistake with the numbers somewhere. (I have been making rather a lot of those lately, hehe.) It is most definitely not a mistake, though, and I think it will be a VERY tough choice with so many terrific icons. Thanks a bunch, everyone! You guys rock! :D

This week's special category will be Best Theme. I know it may take a couple extra seconds to go over all these pretties and pick your faves, but please don't forget to submit your votes! Voting makes icontests go 'round. ;)

+ Choose only four icons (for first, second and third place, plus Best Theme).
+ Do NOT vote for yourself.
+ Deadline to vote is Monday, November 23 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
+ Please copy the following in a comment and vote accordingly:


21 November 2009 @ 12:27 am
"What the heck?" I can hear you guys saying. "A banner post? I thought voting was supposed to be tonight!" Well - the answer is that I as a mod goofed up, and not only did I post the reminder on the wrong day for this week's deadlines, I gave the wrong deadline! *FACEPALM* The deadline in the challenge post itself is absolutely correct: your icons are due Saturday, November 21 at 10:00 p.m. EST. So, if there are any last-minute submissions you'd like to enter, I will continue to accept icons until tomorrow at that time. My sincere apologies for the mix-up! It would seem that proofreading is a good idea. ;)

Anyway! Here's the last little bit of business to tie up from Challenge #100, and that would be the banners for jedisakora. I promised to make them for her, since it wouldn't exactly have been very fair to have her make her own banners, and though these are later than I hoped they'd be, here they are. :) Let me know if there are any mistakes - we all know I am certainly capable of making those. Hehe. ;)

18 November 2009 @ 11:21 pm
And here is that aforementioned reminder. :D We're not doing too badly with our second Prequel movie-based challenge - we've got 6 awesome icons entered as I type this - and I am of course bearing in mind the fact that a lot of people are super-busy at the moment with papers and assignments and maybe even studying for exams. I remember those days - YUCK. >.> In any case, if you do have a couple spare minutes, it would be terrific if you could enter your Attack of the Clones icons to THIS POST. You've got until Saturday, November 21 at 10:00 p.m. EST.

Thanks in advance! :)
18 November 2009 @ 11:14 pm
It's been a bit of a banner blitz around here lately, with shadadukal very kindly stepping in and offering to make banners for Challenge #86 - you can see them HERE if you haven't already. Thanks, Shada! :D

Said banner blitz continues now, as I have here banners for Challenge #101 winners lealynnkenobi, immortalje, darth_vice and holy_naberrie. I really wish I was as good at Photoshop as you folks, but I never seem to have much time to practice, unfortunately. >.> Anyway, hope you like them! Please drop me a line when you've picked yours up, and let me know if there are any mistakes. :)


I'll have this week's reminder up in just a sec. :)
16 November 2009 @ 07:47 pm
That's right - it's time for another one of our movie-specific themes! In 2002, George Lucas released the second installment in his Prequel Trilogy, Attack of the Clones, and while it wasn't exactly the favourite of many Star Wars fans (if I had a dollar for every time I've heard someone complain about the dialogue, I'd be as rich as Papa George himself), it's nonetheless a pretty awesome movie in my opinion. The action scenes alone are well worth waiting through the rest of the film for. :D

Under the cut are 55 - yep, I went a little overboard, hehe - screencaps from AtoC, spanning a variety of significant moments from the film, but as with our Original Trilogy and previous Prequel Trilogy challenges, please be assured that you need not stick only to these caps. If you want to icon another scene or character from Attack of the Clones, go for it! I've tried to provide as wide a variety of moments and people as I could, but there's always a chance I didn't include your favourite, so the choice is up to you. As usual there are some websites and resources linked at the bottom where you can get AtoC caps to use in your icons. Be creative, and have fun! :)

+ You may submit up to four icons only.
+ You may use any pictures you wish for the icons, but those pictures must be from Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones ONLY.
+ Comment with both the icon and its URL.
+ The due date is Saturday, November 21 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

For 55 screencaps & additional resources, click here!Collapse )


Got an idea for a theme you'd like to see on the community? Submit it to the suggestion box and it will be used in the weeks ahead.
16 November 2009 @ 07:03 pm
My apologies for the lateness of this! Yesterday was uncharacteristically busy, as I've been helping out this week with a family situation (my cousin broke his leg, so his wife has needed help with childcare for their two-year-old son). Anyway, I'm here now, so let's top off Challenge #101, shall we? :D

Here are your winners. I'll be making your banners this week, and should have them (along with the banners owed for Challenge #100) by tomorrow or Wednesday at the latest. :)


Congratulations to all our winners, and thanks so much to everyone who entered and voted! The next challenge will go up in just a moment. :)
14 November 2009 @ 12:00 pm
In between running around after my two-year-old cousin and baking Christmas cake with my mom and aunts, I present to you voting! It's up a little later than I hoped it would be - funny how LJ always seems to go down for maintenance at the exact times I need it most - but ah well. You'll be given a few extra hours to vote in compensation for said lateness. :)

This week's special category will be Best Cropping. We have 28 beautiful entries to choose from, so don't forget to vote!! :D

+ Choose only four icons (for first, second and third place, plus Best Cropping).
+ Do NOT vote for yourself.
+ Deadline to vote is Sunday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
+ Please copy the following in a comment and vote accordingly:


14 November 2009 @ 12:26 am
Just wanted to let you guys know that there will be a slight delay with the voting post - I was all set to start putting it together tonight, but LJ was down for maintenance at that exact point, and unfortunately I've run out of time. Under ordinary circumstances I'd probably suck it up and stay up a little later, but real life is intervening tomorrow in the form of an early morning babysitting job, so I really need to get to bed. I promise that voting will be up as soon as possible tomorrow morning, maybe even before a lot of you see this post. Hehe. *crosses fingers* ;) Anyway - I didn't forget, just ran out of time, and you'll have 28 lovely entries to pick from tomorrow. Can't wait! :D
11 November 2009 @ 08:50 pm
Happy Wednesday, everyone! Hope you guys are all having a semi-okay week - mine's a lot better than last, so I'm pleased about that. :) It's now time for your regularly-scheduled Wednesday reminder, wherein I poke you all (gently!) and tell you that your icons for Challenge #101 are due this Friday, November 13 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Things are going really well so far, as we have 16 beautiful submissions, and of course everyone knows that I'm happy to accept more. :D Your theme this week is the Episode III battle between Anakin, Dooku and Obi-Wan - oddly apropos given that Christopher Lee was Knighted a couple weeks ago. ;)

Submissions can be entered to THIS POST when ready. Thanks in advance! :)