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11 September 2007 @ 08:44 pm
enough is not the same as it was before...  
UPDATE: I am realising now that I may have been overzealous in my prize-giving strategy. If the number of entrants does not increase drastically for fanart and poetry/song, I will cut the number of prizes to a more reasonable size. If I have two entries or less in a category, both will receive prizes for awesome dedication and skill and that will be that. Any objections?

Does anyone mind if I kick off the next challenge/contest/what-have-you?

I have one KICKASS idea.

So...time. We all have it. Some of us have too much, others not enough. It's often ambiguous in the TRC universe as to quite how much of it has passed, but we know a great deal of it has gone by. It's significant. It's important. And I bet it can inspire some damn excellent fic and art.

So here's your challenge: Write a fic, draw a picture, hell, write a song if you like or animate something! The limitation is that it must somehow involve a theme of time. Time running out, time passed, time to come, not enough time, too much time, killing time, finding time, running against time...anything you can think of! Clocks, minutes, hours, hourglasses, or anything to measure time is also acceptable. Be creative. Write or draw or do whatever the hell you do best.

Rules
1. All entries must be original and created for the challenge.
2. Entries may also be for prompt communities such as 30_kisses  that do not offer prizes, as long as the entries fit the challenge here.
3. There is no limit to the number of entries. However, I will refrain from selecting multiple works by the same person to win. For popular vote, anything goes.
4. Collaboration is allowed, provided that all participants are credited.
5. Sequels (or prequels) to previously created material are accepted. Mention that your entry is a sequel and link to the first pieceas well, which will NOT be entered but referenced.
6. This does not apply for chapters.
7. There is no chapter limit either.
8. Entries must feature Kurogane and/or Fai (preferably and) as a main character, and at least mention the other somewhere. Even in a vague allusion.
9. Entries must follow the community rules.

I think that's it.

As for prizes, I will personally dedicate myself to each winner. However, if anyone else is interested in providing aid, I will be MORE than grateful.

What I'm thinking of is, for the two main categories [PROSE and DRAWN]:

Two First Prizes - [one selected by me, one by popular vote] Long fic by me and/or coloured art and/or song (recorded and written by me entirely, of course), all by request.
Three Runners-Up - [one selected by me, two by popular vote] Short fic/drabble by me, AND lineart, OR coloured art.
One Special Prize - [selected by me] Request of any fan media of me for the darkest darkfic. In honour of Halloween and all, but mostly because darkfic is win. Creepy, angsty, etc. I wants it.

And for POETIC and/or MUSICAL entries:

Two First Prizes - [same as above]
Two Runners-Up - [[same as above, save for only one by popular vote]

This may be changed depending on the amount of entries to each category. For instance, if I am flooded with POETIC/MUSICAL entries, I will make the scoring the same as the other two.

Please leave links to entries here, as per usual. Also note that while material created prior to the challenge is ineligible to enter the challenge itself, I will post it here if you leave a link because it's always worth a read.

I'm thinking a deadline of November 30 (which conveniently coincides with the end of NaNoWriMo...so if anyone intends to write novel-length fic you should tell me so I can give you an extension to post the next day....), but that's definitely changeable. I won't make it shorter, though. Or else NaNo will kill my adjudication abilities dead.

Entries
Fic:
Like Sand Through An Hourglass,
Clocks and Waterfalls: A Treatise on Running Out of Time, and
Incessantly Annoying by 0_ariana_9  
Scattering the Dregs and
The Little Mermaid: Version Two by jenniferplague 
Of Time and
Hours and
Swiftly And Slowly (M) by youkohiei_fan 
Our Passage Through Time and
Pantheon by lyn_jarewo_wors 
Too Much Time by deji_loves_you  
5 AM by seresunokokoro  
Hitsuzen by herm_nefer  
Whisper of Sand by maria_ms
All the Time in the World by paperthickskin
For He Comes, the Stolen Child by serenphoria
Measure by Measure by lithiumdelusion
The Longest Night by athenaltena
Six Weeks Borrowed by potato_thief
Last Year's War by caffeine_buzz
Shake It Up by flo_bizet
Moment by pm_writings
Horitsuba On Stage!! by fengtianshi
Against the Glass by chichiris_chica
Blond by animus_revival

Art:
Closing Walls and Ticking Clocks by fengtianshi  
Crossing Time and Space by lingou
Untitled by raven_goth
Hour, Hour, In the Glass by minelle_garden
Memory: Collecting Pieces of Time by dork_nerd
Till We Meet Again by sakia_chan
Untitled by michirukaiou

Poetry/Songs:
The Time In His Eyes and
The Flow of His Blood by ariadnechan

Ineligible but still deserving pimpage:
Clocks and Watches by bibliophile42  
On Time by chichiris_chica  
The Sand and the Sieve by chu_totoro

(M) denotes a mature rating.

Anyone interested? You should get to it!
 
 
 
Wren: fay yayfengtianshi on September 12th, 2007 01:58 pm (UTC)
Oh gosh you beat me, I was thinking of a challenge too!XD I'll think it better for Winter then, yours it's better!^_____^

Thanks for the challenge, I'm in, I'll surely produce a lot, I've already many ideas!!! ^_______^
like a glorious car crash in iambic pentameter: yay faiiambickilometer on September 12th, 2007 11:47 pm (UTC)
I can has win? I'm sure it will be excellent... This one was just eating me up. I had to see all the interpretations.

You're welcome, and YES. There is no limit to entries.
use my space name!damalur on September 12th, 2007 03:12 pm (UTC)
I have two questions for this:
-Can we submit more than one fic? Because this prompt is LOVE.
-Can we submit a story we've written previously that fits the prompt?

You make me excited to write Kuro/Fai fics again. ^^
like a glorious car crash in iambic pentameter: squishyiambickilometer on September 12th, 2007 11:44 pm (UTC)
Hmm. I think for the first, YES, because seriously, the more the merrier. For the second...um, I'd rather if you submitted new things, but I can have an area for fic pimpage. So if you have something old that fits, feel free to leave a link here (because I totally want to read it!) but it won't be eligible to win.

Wonderful! I can't wait. I hope this answered your questions sufficiently.
(no subject) - damalur on September 13th, 2007 02:56 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - iambickilometer on September 13th, 2007 03:59 am (UTC) (Expand)
ariadnechan: happyariadnechan on September 12th, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC)
i can suscribe a poem?? could you do a category for poems and songs because they is not the same as fics??? like fan art is not the same, could you???
if you do that i do poems because i'm better on it and like i'm no native english could finally aply for a challenge and have a category eh!!!!!!!!
like a glorious car crash in iambic pentameter: hot damniambickilometer on September 12th, 2007 11:46 pm (UTC)
I could...I refrained because I wasn't sure how many poetry/song entries there would actually be. But if more people than you submit poetry/music, I would be happy to make a separate section. :D

But yes, poetry is allowed and encouraged. I would say other languages as well, but I only speak English and faulty Spanish...
(no subject) - shadow_piper on September 13th, 2007 03:21 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - iambickilometer on September 13th, 2007 03:57 am (UTC) (Expand)
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like a glorious car crash in iambic pentameter: happy!kuroganeiambickilometer on September 12th, 2007 11:48 pm (UTC)
YES! DE-LURKING POWERS ACTIVATE!

I mean, sweet. Can't wait. (and thanks!)
Belle de Winter : Princess of a Parallel World: Fye Smilebelledewinter on September 12th, 2007 08:03 pm (UTC)
OH NO YOU DIDN'T. XDDD

I wrote a fic with the time theme ages ago and I find out that it's the new theme. God, I'm so stupid. *head-desk* I knew I was doing something wrong that day! XDD I'm going to really have to crack my brain open and get something good out this time. It's really going to be a challenge, isn't it? XDD

But I love the prompt. ♥ And I'm all for it. I'm glad you started something, I was wondering when it'd be posted. :) *raises hand* I'm all for it! Omg darkfic, yay! ♥ I really love those and will be waiting to read every entry. :3 Wait, does that mean I won't be able to do fluff? Shit. XDD

*glomps*
like a glorious car crash in iambic pentameter: yay faiiambickilometer on September 12th, 2007 11:53 pm (UTC)
OH YES I DID. :D

Nice. (You should post a link to it here. I WANT TO READ, even if it's not an entry.) I'm sure you'll do well. I cannot wait to read your entry!

Yay. Am glad you are happy with it. YES, I know, darkfic is LOVE. But you can still write fluff if you like.

:D
(no subject) - belledewinter on September 13th, 2007 05:24 am (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - iambickilometer on November 30th, 2007 06:21 am (UTC) (Expand)
Arianaari_raid on September 12th, 2007 09:46 pm (UTC)
I think I'm going to do this one! xD Oh, wow, I'm excited. I've never done one of these before, although I almost summoned up the energy this summer to do the Summer History one. This should be great, it's a great prompt.
like a glorious car crash in iambic pentameter: fun and gamesiambickilometer on September 13th, 2007 12:00 am (UTC)
Oh, you should, you should! Thank you!

ooh, this is exciting! People are liking the prompt!
(no subject) - ari_raid on September 13th, 2007 12:42 am (UTC) (Expand)
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Bree: miscraven_goth on September 12th, 2007 10:31 pm (UTC)
Everytime I say I'm gona do a challenge I never do it but THIS time I'm going to make sure that I do something for it =D The theme is just too awesome to pass up!
like a glorious car crash in iambic pentameter: yay faiiambickilometer on September 13th, 2007 12:01 am (UTC)
I know you can! Do it! :D
shadow_pipershadow_piper on September 12th, 2007 11:06 pm (UTC)
Sweet. XD sounds like a good idea.
like a glorious car crash in iambic pentameteriambickilometer on September 13th, 2007 12:01 am (UTC)
Thanks! (I had to find something to match your awesome challenge...)
(no subject) - shadow_piper on September 13th, 2007 03:16 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - iambickilometer on September 13th, 2007 03:55 am (UTC) (Expand)
SHE'S INFECTIOUS HUMAN WASTEsmokexscribbles on September 12th, 2007 11:12 pm (UTC)
I should NOT commit to something else right now, with two-odd chapters left in my AU and one for the douwata comm. I'm doing NaNo, too, and I promised myself I'd quit fanfiction for that month.

But, but, but...

Fuck it, I'm in.
like a glorious car crash in iambic pentameter: doumekisensesiambickilometer on September 13th, 2007 12:24 am (UTC)
Yes you should. It's always best to have more to do than you possibly can so that you learn that you actually can do it all. (NaNo for the win!)

And ooh! Douwata. OTP. :D

You could always write it before November starts...
(no subject) - smokexscribbles on September 13th, 2007 03:11 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - iambickilometer on September 13th, 2007 03:54 am (UTC) (Expand)
tell me how all this, and love too, will ruin us: kurogane :: absolutionxturncoatxiii on September 13th, 2007 12:08 am (UTC)
....I'm in, maybe...?

I mean, you know how much I fail at this kind of thing. But I'll try.

Also, I can submit crack fanart of course right? Because I have an idea already~
like a glorious car crash in iambic pentameter: betchslapiambickilometer on September 13th, 2007 12:24 am (UTC)
CRACK IS ALWAYS ALLOWED.

You should, though. I can send you inspiring music.
(no subject) - xturncoatxiii on September 13th, 2007 12:25 am (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - iambickilometer on September 13th, 2007 03:53 am (UTC) (Expand)
Kyo-chan: TRC - Fai smiling wistfulkyofujimiya on September 13th, 2007 12:10 am (UTC)
Working two jobs, it might be tough, but damn, I want to try! Excellent idea for a challenge!
like a glorious car crash in iambic pentameter: fun and gamesiambickilometer on September 13th, 2007 12:25 am (UTC)
I hope you can! Good luck. And thanks!
jasperspiffy_teacup on September 13th, 2007 12:31 am (UTC)
WANT ENTER WANT ENTER WANT ENTERRRRRR.

Gonna have to draw something really awesome. I would write something but between everything I have going on I think that would be a bit difficult. @_@
like a glorious car crash in iambic pentameteriambickilometer on September 13th, 2007 03:45 am (UTC)
YES ENTER YES ENTER YES ENTAARRRRR.

Drawing is good. Writing is also good. Whichever.

(and yay, you're back! Which you've probably been for a while. Heh, I'm slow.)
(no subject) - spiffy_teacup on September 15th, 2007 07:33 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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like a glorious car crash in iambic pentameter: strangestiambickilometer on September 13th, 2007 03:48 am (UTC)
Oh yes I am. Feel free to waffle, though, just as long as you contribute to the amazingness that is challenge entries.

[heeeey. Welcome in!]
aniki_kurai on September 13th, 2007 01:27 am (UTC)
wow so we can actually write songs this time? XD I'm so participating then! i hope i'll have time to make a decent recording :D but question: if i get down to writing a song and doing a recording can I ask any of my fellow music majors to play other instruments for me (if i make the arrangment) coz I can only sing and play piano?
like a glorious car crash in iambic pentameter: CAPSLOCKGLEEiambickilometer on September 13th, 2007 03:49 am (UTC)
YES. And yes, you can have other people join the effort so long as you credit their parts and you wrote the actual basis for the piece.

If you do this, I will love you SO MUCH. Seriously.
(no subject) - ariadnechan on September 13th, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - iambickilometer on September 14th, 2007 12:13 am (UTC) (Expand)
Ashley: mochicons - oruhablookie on September 13th, 2007 02:45 am (UTC)
Oh, oh maaaan.
I totally had a good idea.
And so, I shall announce my possible coompetition.
like a glorious car crash in iambic pentameteriambickilometer on September 13th, 2007 03:50 am (UTC)
DOITDOITDOIT.

Cannot wait. :D
serenphoriaserenphoria on September 13th, 2007 02:54 am (UTC)
Hi hi! Hey, I know the contest was posted in kuroxfai, but are fics that are just Tsubasa-based eligible? I've got some ideas, but not exactly kuro/fai-centric. I'd love to participate (it would be my first one)
like a glorious car crash in iambic pentameteriambickilometer on September 13th, 2007 03:51 am (UTC)
It doesn't have to be based on their romantic or sexual relationship, but I think the community rules are that they have to feature as main characters. So gen is absolutely fine, yes, as long as they're the main focus.

I hope you do decide to join, though. :D
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like a glorious car crash in iambic pentameter: doumekisensesiambickilometer on September 13th, 2007 03:52 am (UTC)
Nice icon, by the way. [drools]

And I'm glad you approve! :D If you find time, you should try, too.
Arianaari_raid on September 13th, 2007 04:11 am (UTC)
Here's the link- http://community.livejournal.com/kuroxfai/706274.html#cutid1 I think that should do it..?

If more is good then I'll see what I can dredge up- my Bleach readers are going to kill me I'm so caught up in TRC and xxxHOLiC right now. Wells, for my drabble... light (relatively) on the angst. And my prompt is liqueur-filled chocolate.

please no horitsuba. It confuses me.
like a glorious car crash in iambic pentameter: hot damniambickilometer on September 13th, 2007 04:28 am (UTC)
Not-so-angsty liqueur-filled chocolate, eh? I'll see what I can do.

Ah, Bleach can wait. [has never read it]. TRC and Holic are so much better. :D

And yay. First entry for the win.
(no subject) - iambickilometer on September 13th, 2007 05:12 am (UTC) (Expand)
jasetsi on September 13th, 2007 03:41 pm (UTC)
I love this idea already ~ ♥
-loves every excuse to write fanfics but the time theme is really win-

So count me in, definitely...
like a glorious car crash in iambic pentameter: yay faiiambickilometer on September 14th, 2007 12:16 am (UTC)
Why thank you. Can't wait! :D
herm_neferherm_nefer on September 13th, 2007 08:32 pm (UTC)
Can we make AMV's or MMV's? If not I'll attempt a fanfic...though I want to try both >.> if I have time.
like a glorious car crash in iambic pentameter: cloneyiambickilometer on September 14th, 2007 12:15 am (UTC)
Hmm. AMVs I don't think so...you're not really using your own stuff. An AMV to a song you write, yes...but unless circumstances are special, I'd say no AMVs. As for MMVs, that's manga music videos, right? I'd say same goes. Sorry. If you want to make one and post it, I'll pimp it here, though.
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deji_loves_youdeji_loves_you on September 13th, 2007 10:15 pm (UTC)
http://community.livejournal.com/kuroxfai/708321.html#cutid1

OMG. This inspired me to -finally- post something I've done. Congrats! XD
like a glorious car crash in iambic pentameter: happy!kuroganeiambickilometer on September 14th, 2007 12:16 am (UTC)
DUDE another entry YES. You officially win at life.
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like a glorious car crash in iambic pentameteriambickilometer on September 14th, 2007 02:52 am (UTC)
Well, fairy tales was the Spring Challenge if you'll recall. If they have something to do with time, absolutely. sleeping beauty would work. I mean what? Otherwise...not enough connection.

But yes post it because I am dying of deprivation. damn douwata community won't update with fic. D:
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seresunokokoro on September 14th, 2007 03:00 pm (UTC)
My first entry (and hopefully not the last)

http://seresunokokoro.livejournal.com/11300.html#cutid1
like a glorious car crash in iambic pentameteriambickilometer on September 15th, 2007 04:42 am (UTC)
linked. Thank you!
herm_nefer: Kazahayaherm_nefer on September 14th, 2007 04:57 pm (UTC)
like a glorious car crash in iambic pentameteriambickilometer on September 15th, 2007 04:33 am (UTC)
Thanks! Reading (and linking) it now!
Katu: Dance [Renji]fullmetalkatu on September 14th, 2007 11:07 pm (UTC)
Working on my first entry right now. <3 Would it be inappropriate to enter and offer help with prizes? I'm not sure if anyone would want a fic of mine, though. :/ If you need help, don't hesitate to ask me! I'll post my entry with a link soon. <3
like a glorious car crash in iambic pentameter: yay faiiambickilometer on September 15th, 2007 04:29 am (UTC)
It would not be inappropriate at all! I can always use help. :D And if you win, I'll figure out a way around you making yourself a prize.

And don't put yourself down so. I personally would be thrilled to receive prizefic from you.