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The contest is over!

Good luck, everyone! 0.38028169014085 38.0% [ 27 ]
I'll be ready for the next contest! 0.22535211267606 22.5% [ 16 ]
And Raz did not sleep... 0.098591549295775 9.9% [ 7 ]
RAZ. WHY AREN'T YOU SLEEPING? 0.098591549295775 9.9% [ 7 ]
GO TO BED, RAZ. 0.19718309859155 19.7% [ 14 ]
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Welcome and prepare your senses for a sensual experience...wait! Don't leave! I promise to be good!

Alright. It's no surprise to anyone that I love art. My friends know. Oh, man, they'd tie me up and keep me away from buying commission art if they could. It's just that I enjoy seeing how other people interpret my characters. I can't help myself.

This is an OC contest, but there are avatars thrown in for outfit purposes.

The characters in this contest are in stories I've written and I am also working on a webcomic, which holds the same name to this contest. The stories have not been posted anywhere. I'm updating and rewriting most of them and I'm not sure if I will ever post them anywhere online. However, I'm hoping to start posting the comic some time this year.

I hope you all will enjoy your time here with me. I wish all of you the best of luck.


✦ Contest Deadline is March 18th, 2013, 11:59pm PST
Or March 19th, 2013, 12:00am PST, for clarity.
(Why this date? March 18th is my birthday and I want to put significance to the end date of the contest.)


Announcements
April 6th, 2013
I'm going to edit this list as I go. I will distribute prizes once everything has been awarded.



April 5th, 2013
To anyone who has provided and entry or a WIP, please go here.

I'll quote summon later.


March 24th, 2013
We're confirmed a date. The awards ceremony will be on April 5th, 9pm PST. If that time is a problem for anyone, let me know. I've added a countdown timer for people to refer to.

March 23rd, 2013
Currently waiting on feedback from my judges. I'll decide the date for the award ceremony as soon as I can. I don't want to rush any of my judges.

March 19th, 2013
The contest is now over. Please allow us time to judge the entries. I'll announce the date of the award ceremony as soon as I can.

I wish everyone good luck and hope to see everyone for the next contest. There will be more characters for the next one and I promise to be better/quicker with my refs. The comic will be released before I dare post the next contest. I need to stop being a big ball of fail about that.


March 18th, 2013
Last day for entries. Remember to use the countdown timer if you want to know the exact time you have left.

Good luck to everyone!


March 15th, 2013
Only a few days left in the contest. I may not be online for most of the weekend to celebrate my birthday. Just giving warning in case people need me. I'll try to answer questions as soon as I can, though.

March 10th, 2013
About a week left in the contest. Get your entries in as soon as possible. If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask.

March 1st, 2013
Congrats to everyone who won a prize for February.

Oh, man. We're almost there. I'm almost 25 years old. I don't feel my age.


February 20th, 2013
Work is starting to get busy again IRL. I'll try to be online as much as possible, though. Comic will have to be a bit delayed. Beginning of March at the latest.

At the end of the month, I'll throw in RIG singles to the monthly contest.


February 11th, 2013
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Judging by the poll, I'm not going to change anything to the deadline. I apologize to those who wanted it changed.

I will have a second contest after this one once I have more prizes gathered. I'll try to make the deadline sometime in Summer or September for that one. I have no estimated time for release for the next contest, though. I want the prize pool to be similar to this one, so item gathering will take some time. If the contest duration become longer than a year, I'll try to add more prizes as I go along like I did with this one to add to the value.


February 7th, 2013
To clarify the poll, I would basically be giving users an extra week to finish their entries as long as they have shown a WIP. From there, users who have not shown a WIP will not be able to enter when the WIP deadline has been met. From there, the final deadline would be the end of the 25th.

I don't like changing dates to deadlines, but I understand that this is a strange time of the year to end a contest for many people. I might not change anything, but I want to see how much demand there is for a WIP deadline.


February 6th, 2013
Unless I become very busy IRL, I'm aiming to release my comic in two weeks from now. I foresee plenty of sleepless nights.

I've also added a new poll. Feel free to give me feedback on that.


February 1st, 2013
Congrats to those who won prizes last month! Man. I've given out a bit over 10 mill so far. Good luck to everyone. Less than 2 months left for the overall contest.

Since February is the last full month (well...as full as February can be...), I'll be giving out CI bundles for the RNG roll. However, I'll only do this if there's participation. I would say at least 3 entrants. I'll add more bundles if there much more.


January 30th, 2013
Gathered all the entries and placed them into one album for people to see everything in one spot. I'll still be updating the separate character albums. This is just another option for users to look through.

January 25th, 2013
Since I'm aware that couple drawings are often harder to do, I've increased the values of "Let Me Cherish You" and "It's A Love Triangle In Here." They're roughly the same value as overall fifth place now, so I may need to rebalance that category. At the same time, "fifth place" is for a wider range of variety in entries, so it may not be necessary.

"Let Me Cherish You" now has a full Sainte Ciel set in it. Definitely won't be adding more with how stacked that category is now.


January 17th, 2013
Side contest results can be seen here. Congrats to all the winners.

I've noticed that some refs have disappeared from a few of my character profiles as an image limit was added when the site updated their layout. I'll fix that up as soon as possible. If you need a reference that has disappeared and I have not readded it yet, feel free to ask in the thread and I can provide them directly.


January 14th, 2013
Side contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered! Please allow us a few days to judge the entries.

If there is anyone who didn't get a chance to finish your entry for the side contest, you can still submit it. It will still count for the main contest.

I might do a smaller side contest that's Valentine's related, but I'm undecided at the moment. We'll see. I'm a sucker for romantic art, so I might if I can figure out some prizes for it.


January 9th, 2013
Side contest deadline ends in less than a week. Get your entries in as soon as possible. If anyone has any last minute questions, don't be afraid to ask.

Here's a countdown timer for those who would like a visual as to how much time is left on the side contest.


January 7th, 2013
I've checked the MP and recalucalted any prize categories that needed updating.

There are currently no entries for the side contest and not very many contestants overall, I've noticed. That makes me worry, but don't worry. I'm stubborn and would never extend or cancel the contest.


January 5th, 2013
Sorry that I've been a bit useless lately. Got sick twice on December and I've just finally recovered for the most part. Still raiding the tissue boxes, but that not so bad.

Looking over the side characters I have. I know that I won't be able to release all of the groups, so I'm going over the key characters from each group. I may not release the Moonspear Council. Nysticus is the central character from that group, but I may release Silvios since he is Atticus' father. For now, characters from the Radiant Crusade seem more practical to release since there's more female characters and the group. Sanriel, Cesium, and Razekiel also overlap with them. People from Lindsway City are also an option so that there's more characters for Atticus to interact with in a "normal" setting.

There's way more groups on my profile list since I have a lot of characters, but I'll leave those for when I start posting my comic online. It's just that I'm really sluggish when it comes to drawing at the moment and I feel bad about that.


January 1st, 2013
SC = Side Contest. Just noting this. I have limited characters for the title, so I had to call it that...it makes me think of StarCraft...

Happy New Year. Congrats to those who won prizes from last December's monthly contests.


December 31st, 2012
Two more weeks on the side contest. New entries yet, so grab your chance for some CI bundles.

Happy New Year, guys. For any monthly contests, I'll take care of them later tomorrow. I usually deal with them at midnight, but since it's New Year's Eve, I'll be out with family.


December 22nd, 2012
Charahub made some updates to their website layout. I'll be fixing up and updating the formatting to the character profiles.

December 15th, 2012
I was looking at some GW2 screenshots and I saw this. It's a pretty old screenshot, but if anyone wants to draw Chimera Raz similar to this, I'm all for it. I also can take screenshots of the other characters since they're pretty close to how I want the characters to look. (As much as I can, at least. Had to make due with Atticus.)

December 7th, 2012
I'm kind of sick at the moment, but I'll try to be online as much as possible. Modmas 2012 is also going on, so I am drawing freebies for that. Only one per person, though. I'm going to try to draw as many users as possible. I have 19 people to draw at the moment.

December 1st, 2012
Congrats to the users who won prizes for November. Feels like the month just zoomed by.

November 28th, 2012
I know that this first page of the thread is huge, so I've linked the each section at the bottom of the this post. Only this one, though.

November 27th, 2012
I've updated the estimated values of the categories as much as I could after the Black Friday Sale. Things didn't change very much, thankfully.

I've added a magical girl category. I'm going to add one final item category after this. From there, anything else will be small prizes based on participation.


November 25th, 2012
I've added a Loathing Style to the "I Just Love to Hate You" prize category. Estimated value may vary still until the end of Black Friday on Gaia.

November 24th, 2012
I'll be double checking the estimated values for all of the prizes once Black Friday is over. I'm certain that a few categories will change significantly. I'll check what I may need to adjust and compensate for. From what I see, mainly Jet's value has dropped so far.

November 10th, 2012
Alright. As I type this, it's around 6:30am. I'm going to pass out now, but I finally added the side contest. There's going to be a lot of CI bundles. If all goes well, I might add clothing bundles as well.

I'm going to focus on drawing from here. Let me know if you guys need a visual for something and then I'll try to finish artwork as soon as I can for it.


November 7th, 2012
I've added a bit more information under the relationships post and added some information in Jethro's profile. I might edit it if it's confusing. I've been posting and piecing things together in the middle of the night.

Side contest is almost ready to post up. I might post it later today or on Thursday. There will be roughly 6 prize places. I might add more. If there are not enough entrants, any leftover prizes will be kept to the side to give away in the main part of the contest.


November 1st, 2012
Congrats to October's winners. Feels like the month went by pretty fast.

I have work today, but I'll be sure to make updates ready for next week. This includes the side contest for November/December. It will be a bit larger than the summer side contest since I had missed September/October due to being busy IRL.


October 22nd, 2012
I'm feeling better and I should have free time to spend on the contest again. The game I was working on will be released on the 23rd, so now I'm waiting on when I'm assigned to another game.

I'm working out a list of things I need to do while I still have time. Hoping to make updates sometime this week. If all goes well, I may release some side characters soon.


October 12th, 2012
I've gotten even more sick recently, so I'm pretty useless at the moment. I feel pretty horrible. I'm going to be resting during the weekend and wn't be doing overtime at work. It's becoming harder to function and I need the rest. I'll try to be online in case people have further questions concerning the contest, but I will mostly be in bed during the weekend.

October 8th, 2012
I got sick, so I'm mostly resting in bed. It's Thanksgiving today, so I have a day off, thankfully.

I'm still planning things out. Just burnt out from all the work, I guess. Augh. I'm sorry sorry that I'm slow, guys...

Edit: 9:33pm PST
Added higher value prizes. I'm still going to add more items with the angelic minis. I just need to see what else I'm willing to wean myself from. I've had these older items for so long, so it's kind of hard for me to let go. I value artwork more than items these days, though.


October 7th, 2012
I'll be updating the prizes when I'm off work. I'm going to add some old MC items and EIs to the prize pool. No items will be taken away, but some categories will be reorganized. I will be updating banners to get a bit closer to the value of the contest.

I'll also be adding Nysticus and Jethro's profile informations. Sorry for the delay on those two. Same with Cesium and Atticus' post images. Once I finish these up, I'll work on profiles for the side characters. I don't have a time frame for when these are completed since I work every day IRL, though.


October 4th, 2012
It looks like the "Treat them as separate prizes, but add smaller items with them to continue the contest's multi-item prize pattern." option on the poll is winning. I'll see what I can organize with the 2003 items. I will also be scaling the gold on most of the prizes.

This will not be in effect right away since I'm busy IRL. I'm just letting you guys know what I have in store for the future.


October 1st, 2012
Congrats to LordPocky and sachara for September's monthly contests! Wow. September went by quickly.

I will be closing the poll by the end of this week. From there, I will put up a new poll and will narrow down to fewer poll options based on the votes of the current poll. I will make the final decision later this month or in November.


September 26th, 2012
New poll. I've been thinking about whether I should do this in relation to the contest's deadline and everything else. I added an "Extend the contest" option I'm serious when I say that I'm thinking about adding a halo, but I'm still unsure due to its sentimental value. It also really depends on how I do with my character refs since it wouldn't be fair to you guys if I there isn't enough time to finish pieces because of that.

Also, I'm going to try and release more female characters and pets next month. Just that my hours at work are consuming most of my time. On my lunch break as I type this.


September 24th, 2012
My work hours for last week was 69.25. I'm doing overtime again this week.

Guys, send help...or some form of caffeinated beverage.


September 22nd, 2012
Judging by the poll, it looks like I should add more of my female characters. One character I want to add is Arabelle "Falcon" Riviera. I wanted to release her in August along with Jezel Castillon and the rest of the Radiant Crusade, but I have been busy. As you can see, Falcon's ref is a very old train sketch when I was first designing her back in 2010. She's another favourite of mine, so hopefully I'll have some time to redraw her and provide information soon.

September 21st, 2012
Going to have some stuff posted up soon to help illustrate character relationships. My girlfriend is helping me with that since I've been doing 12-14 hour shifts everyday and then weekend shifts.

September 18th, 2012
Been having 9am-9pm shifts every work day recently. (It's 7:52pm as I type this at work.) Going to make the Autumn side contest end a bit later than I anticipated since I haven't been able to finish typing up all its information. Just letting you guys know.

September 15th, 2012
Sorry that there is a delay in posting details and rules for the Autumn contest. I have a lot of overtime at work. Worked from 9am-9pm yesterday. I also have Saturday shift again, so it will have to wait until I get home or Sunday.

I'm going to be adding a few more categories, so keep a look out.


September 11th, 2012
I sent out all the prizes for the Summer contest. Congrats to the people who entered. If anyone else would like to see the result, check the side contest post.

Setting up the Autumn contest right now. It will be up either tonight or tomorrow. Its set up will be similar to the summer contest, but I'm adding a few rules and it will have a wider range of variety.


September 11th, 2012
I have the winners chosen for the summer contest and have a solution to how I am going to distribute the prizes since only three people entered. I will be announcing the winners once I get home from work.

Also, I just added SDPlus Bibbles and SDPlus Cookie Boots to the "Wild Card" category. There will now be three RNG rolls for the overall entry count, so everyone has a bit more chance to win an item regardless of skill. I might add more in the future based on how many entries are submitted to the contest.


September 10th, 2012
I'm going to judge the summer entries during this week. I'm also going to set up the Autumn side contest as well.

Going to be straight with you guys. Finishing refs is going to be tough for me until the game I'm working on is released. I'll be getting Saturday overtime, so I'll only have one day off in the week all of this month. I'm organizing some help from a friend of mine for artwork, so we'll see how this goes.


September 9th, 2012
Here's a deadline countdown for the summer side contest just in case people want a visual of the exact time they have left. Just in case there's people out there working on something last minute.

September 7th, 2012
Summer side contest is going to end soon, so get your entries in as soon as possible. I know that I say this a lot, but if you have any questions about the characters, let me know.

I realize that adding the side contest prizes over to the next side contest if there are not enough entries may be overkill. I'll think over what I am going to do with the leftover prizes if there are any. I may just leave them to the side and award them at a later date.


September 1st, 2012
I'm going to be away this long weekend. My parents want to go out to Whistler and I didn't know until the very last minute. I'm not sure when we'll be back. Just letting you guys know.

August 31st, 2012
I've added numbers beneath the prize categories to take note of potential entries that fit for that category. Some entries overlap different categories, so the numbers will add up to more than the entries that have been submitted.

I didn't add numbers to the Grand Prize category since all entries are eligible for that section.


August 30th, 2012
Looks like no entries for August's monthly WIP contest unless someone submits a WIP or entry by today or tomorrow. That's probably my fault. I'm sorry that I've been so busy IRL. There's a lot going on at work.

Even though the summer side contest is still running until the 10th, I am setting up the autumn side contest for September and October. It will be posted on September 1st.

I apologize if anyone is having problems with character profiles. I've been re-writing and reformatting the character profiles for the versions I'm posting on Gaia. I've added a few more details like weapons of choice, instruments the characters play, etc.


August 27th, 2012
Alright. Now that conventions are out of the way, you guys can poke at me as much as you'd like. Other than work, I shouldn't have too many distractions now other than things I need to finish in the voice acting group I'm in.

I'm setting up a schedule for myself to get some things finished. I may even do some weekend livestreams for fun, if anyone is interested.

Don't forget to get your entries in for the summer contest. If there are left over prizes, I will carry them over for the autumn contest. It will just mean that autumn will have more prizes. I won't be taking anything away.


August 17th, 2012
I have to remind myself that trying to finish anything for the contest during the weekend doesn't work since I either get overtime or feel too tired to do anything when I get home. Sorry, guys. emotion_0A0 Weekend after I get off work today, so I'll try to finish as much as I can with profiles and more character refs.

Going to a con on the 25th and 26th. I guess I can post pictures up after. You can stare in horror at my goofy shenanigans.


August 13th, 2012
It seems that Charahub is back at the moment, but I'm still going to mirror information as a back-up. I'll finish that up as soon I get home from work.

It's the middle of the month, guys. Get those summer and monthly WIPs or entries in while you still can! I'd be happy to give feedback if you require any.

Also, I guess I'll need to make up a few summer avatars for the characters. I know that some users prefer seeing outfits rather than making things up, so I'll get to that as soon as I can.


August 11th, 2012
Gah. Looks like Charahub is down at the moment. I'm finishing some voice acting stuff for a group I'm in, but I'll go mirror character information once I'm done. If anyone wants to know about a specific character and I haven't mirrored the information yet, post in the thread or send me a PM.

August 10th, 2012
I realize that I placed 2013 instead of 2012 for the summer contest deadline. I fixed that. Sorry about that, guys. Also, once the summer contest is over, I'll put up an autumn contest and then a winter contest. Much like the summer contest, each one will go on for 2 months.

Still rather busy with work. Actually at work right now. (It's around 9:08am PST as I type this.) Working out some things with a few friends to get a few more refs to post up.


August 3rd, 2012
I'm going to be away for the long weekend. If anyone makes submissions or has any questions, I'll either answer if I can find internet or I'll be back on late Monday or Tuesday.

August 1st, 2012
Man. August already. Congrats to the winners who won July's monthly contest. I look forward to seeing what happens this month. Looks like I've almost given 4 million gold from side contests so far.

This is going to be a rather busy month for me. I still want to release side characters sometime this month, so I'm sorry if I'm not online even after work hours. Working on finishing touches to two costumes for a con that will be around the 24-26th of this month as well.

Please don't be afraid to ask any questions, though. I will get back to you as soon as I can.


July 24th, 2012
Updated the BG monthly contest list. Looks like this month's prize will be something over 500k. Good luck to everyone participating.

It looks like my current project at work runs all the way through September. It's a whole lot more involved compared to past projects, so I don't know how much I will be online once things become busier. I'll be online as much as I possibly can, but looks like my webcomic will be pushed a bit until I can figure out a way to juggle it with work, sleep...and eating. lawl


July 19th, 2012
There appears to be uploading issues with charahub at the moment, so here's a clean version of Cesium's erinyes/harpy form. It's artistic nudity, but I removed the nipples just a case. Just a warning. I'll place the ref in the proper place once I have time to colour it. A friend of mine drew it.

Still quite busy IRL. After this week, I'll be put on a 6 week project. I still want to release my webcomic this year and finish more character refs, so I might not be seen online other than to answer questions and check entries.

I will update the BG monthly contest list during the weekend.



July 13th, 2012
I changed the summer contest's deadline to September 10th since I realize that people would probably like to do last minute touches during the weekend. Please allow me time to judge the entries after depending on how busy I am in September.

July 12th, 2012
All right...I was wrong. I wasn't put on just one project these next following weeks. I was put on two. My time online will be very questionable since I'm doing plenty of overtime during the week as well as the weekend.

I pushed myself to finish the summer contest post. I'm sorry that it took so long for me to post it up. I've been rather busy. Its deadline will be September 8th. Go check it out. I might add more prizes if something catches my eye. Also, any entries submitted to this still count for the main contest.


July 4th, 2012
I'll monitor Charahub's downtime during the next few days. The site appears to be having trouble.

All right...all right. My brain is on sleep mode whenever I get home. I'll add the summer contest during the weekend. I just can't focus at the moment. Sorry, guys.

After this week, I'm going to be put on another project for another two weeks at work. I'm having a friend help me with drawing some references for this contest since I haven't had the time to sketch more things out. Hopefully that clears some things up.


July 3rd, 2012
Okay. I'm slow. I'll try to edit the post for the summer side contest when I get home from work.

I've decided that I'll give four RIG bundles for this contest. Two of July's and two of August's. I'll grab them once they're revealed/available. However, I also want to give other stuff, so I'll see what other prizes I can muster up.


July 1st, 2012
All the prizes for June have been sent out. Congrats to everyone who received a prize.

I scaled up the art monthly contest up a bit. I may scale it up again in a few months. I will also be releasing a summer side contest. I'll post it up either later today or tomorrow. I'm checking my extra items and gold I've saved to see what I can give out. The contest will run through July and August.

I'm going to release a set of side characters on August. They can also be drawn for the summer contest. I might release a set of side characters this month as well, but it will depend on how much work I'll be given this month.


June 29th, 2012
I'm setting up a side contest for summer. It will run for July and August. I'll reveal it on July 1st with the remaining extra post in the first page.

I'm deciding on how many prize places there will be. I'm thinking around three or four. Any entries for this side contest are still eligible for the main part of the contest. Just trying to give people more options.

I'm feeling a bit more better. Still have a cough, but it's not as painful any more.


June 25th, 2012
Still sick, but making an update that I'll be put on a two week project at work, so I'll be busy IRL. I cannot provide further information beyond that. I am trying to get better as soon as possible so I can work without coughing out a lung.

Update: I will be working every day from June 25th the July 6th from 9am-5:30pm. I might be free during weekends, but I take care of my 1 year old cousin on weekends. Just letting you guys know in case anyone is wondering where I am during the day. I might not be online at night either since I still need rest. Was coughing most of the day at work and I feel kind of bad for the people around me.

I will be online to distribute monthly contests prizes at the end of June. For July, I will scale up the artist monthly contest a bit, so keep an eye on that.


June 21st, 2012
I appear to have caught something and absolutely have no voice. I should be resting, so if people see me online at odd hours, feel free to slap me around a bit. I would probably deserve it.

I have more refs sketched out. I'll try to colour and post them as soon as I'm well enough to.


June 18th, 2012
Going to EA today around 2pm for an orientation. I'm not sure when I will be back home, but I am thinking of adding another side contest of some sort. Gaia anniversary is on the 19th. I keep forgetting about that.

I'm also double checking item values on the prizes and making updates wherever necessary. I added another pair of wings to the wing category to increase the prize value a bit.


June 16th, 2012
Dealing with some things IRL. I'll still try to be online whenever possible. Last day of the bi-weekly contest. Gold will be granted by then.

June 10th, 2012
Some browsers were showing vertical scroll bars in the posts when I checked. I think I may have fixed it.

June 8th, 2012
The sixth post of the thread is now dedicated to avatars. Going to add more during the next few days for the other characters.

Also switching a few other posts around in to organize the posts a bit more.


June 7th, 2012
I'm working on avatar outfits now for the characters. You should start seeing them later tonight. Keep in mind that the hairstyles won't be exact unless I were to make avatar edits. You'll still need to refer to the character profiles for things such as hairstyle, scars, etc.

June 5th, 2012
Gah. I broke my main character profile page since the edit feature is pretty buggy. Don't look at the main page until I get this resolved. I'll link to Atticus and Cesium to the character post of this thread as soon as possible.

Update: The Charahub dev replied quickly and fixed it.


June 4th, 2012
There was some funky things going on a few days ago and it appears that mules were stacking the first option of the poll. The accounts were posting in the thread and then deleting their posts soon after. I'll wait a bit before I decide to make avatar outfits for the characters.

Working on the CSS for the character pages on Charahub since the default light green is driving me nuts. Also adding more information and drawing more refs again now that I have the new computer set up.


June 1st, 2012
Congrats to lnvincibIe, ZuchiniMuumuu, and GoldFishSock for the artist monthly contest. Congrats to F A U X S H 0 W for the BG monthly contest.

Other than that...spoiler tags? Oh, man. I've been waiting for this feature for so long. That means I can keep past updates from now on. I'll also use it for the relationship section so I can write a bit more.


May 31st, 2012
I will be doing rolls for the monthly contests tomorrow when I wake up. (Did them around midnight.) Good luck to everyone who participated and good luck to those who are participating in the next round.

Also, now that I have a new computer and won't have to worry about the computer exploding, I'm properly drawing new character references. New height charts with proper body types will be drawn instead of merely addressing height. I need the practice.

I also added another rendition to the renditions page of Jikal and Quil's alternate colours. This isn't new. I just had forgotten to upload it to the gallery.


May 29th, 2012
Installing programs at the moment to the new computer. I may be on and off during the day. Haven't gotten around to installing my Cintiq yet. Dealing with my drawing and music programs first.

Maybe I can finally finish some music themes for my characters for your guys to listen to now that I have a computer that won't kill itself upon opening the program. I've been aching to compose music again for a few months now.


May 28th, 2012
Have my new computer now. Double checking that I have things backed up. I'll try to work on some things as soon as possible.

May 25th, 2012
Made a new poll since I am curious as to what you guys think about this. You will still need to refer to the character profiles, but this may make things easier for outfit ideas.

They will not be anything set in stone. Think of them as a base or inspiration and let your creativity take care of the rest.


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    ◄ Behave and follow the TOS. You want to have fun here, right? Right?

    ◄ Don't quote entire posts from the first and second page. It's unnecessary. Don't do it.

    ◄ There is nothing wrong with bumping the thread, but please don't bump so much that entries may get lost along the way.

    ◄ I urge you to read all the necessary information before you decide to participate. Wouldn't want to miss anything important, no?

    ◄ Your entries must include at least one of my characters. If no one can recognize who is in the drawing, that is a problem.

    ◄ Remember that this is a contest. As much as I would love to give everyone a prize, I just can't. (Unless the amount of entrants is the same as the amount of categories. In that case, everyone would get something.)

    ◄ For a chance to win more prizes, you can enter as many times as you'd like.

    ◄ Refrain from giving another user critique unless they ask for it. Feel free to give input if they are seeking it.

    ◄ You are allowed to reference poses, but you are not allowed to trace or eyeball. Give credit and show your references if you use any. Your reference cannot be copyrighted material. Your art should not look like a carbon copy of your reference. Use them as guides. Not a crutch.

    ◄ If you feel that someone is cheating, tell me and provide the necessary information. I may reward you for your findings.

    ◄ Have any questions about any of the characters? Don't be afraid to ask me. I'll be happy to help.

    ◄ You are welcome to collab with other users. If you win, it's up to you as to how you split the prize. All categories have multiple items and gold to juggle with. I must also have access to all users working on the collaboration to make sure that no one is cheating.


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    ◄ Read the descriptions carefully. Many categories may overlap depending on how you present your entry, so you have many chances to win a prize.

    ◄ With the exception of the top prizes, contestants can win more than one category if multiple categories apply to the entry. An example is that a contestant can win one of the main prizes and then win prizes from the smaller categories. However, they cannot win multiple prizes from the main prize section. Only one.

    ◄ Most of the categories that involve items can have more than one character in the entry. I've placed the mandatory couple or group categories in one section for reference. The miscellaneous section can still have couple entries if you so desire.

    ◄ I am aware that the value of EI and RIG items fluctuate. The estimated value I've listed may be lower than what you see in the MP. However, if the value of the items drop below my personal value significantly, I may balance the prizes with more gold. If the RIG animals completely fall through the dirt, I do have alternatives that I have saved just in case.

    ◄ There is a high chance that more categories or prizes will be added. I want to balance and make categories fair.

    ◄ If a category or theme proves to be failing in entries, prizes may be carried over and granted in another category. Decision will be decided based on the progression of the contest, but no prizes will be taken away.


Total prize places: 35


Main Prizes
First Place : User Image User Image User Image + User Image 10,000,000g
Goes to best overall piece of artwork.
(Estimated value: 174 million)


Second Place : User Image User Image User Image + User Image 7,500,000g
Goes to second best overall piece of artwork.
(Estimated value: 100 million)


Third Place : User Image User ImageUser Image User Image + User Image 5,000,000g
Goes to third best overall piece of artwork.
(Estimated value: 38 million)


Fourth Place : User ImageUser ImageUser Image + User Image 2,500,000g
Goes to fourth best overall piece of artwork.
(Estimated value: 28 million)


Fifth Place : User Image User Image User Image + User Image 1,750,000g
Goes to fifth best overall piece of artwork.
(Estimated value: 15 million)


Solo Character! Gold Only Prizes
Best Main Cast Character(s) : User Image 3,000,000g for each major character.
Minimum requirement is four entries from different contestants for the character to qualify for this category. Characters that fail to meet the minimum entry requirement will be moved into a different category that they fit within.
(Potential of 9 winners. Gold total overall: 27 million)

    Entries submitted that apply to this category: 60


Best Male: User Image 1,750,000g
Prize is granted to the piece of artwork that best represents any of the male characters. All of the male characters are included. Not just the main characters.
    Entries submitted that apply to this category: 32


Best Female: User Image 1,750,000g
Prize is granted to the piece of artwork that best represents any of the female characters. All of the female characters are included. Not just the main characters.
    Entries submitted that apply to this category: 28


(More categories will be available once more characters are revealed.)


Couples or Group Prizes
Friends Forever : 1st: User Image User Image User Image + User Image 1,000,000g || 2nd: User Image User Image User Image + User Image 1,000,000g
Prizes go to the piece of artwork that best represents friendship between two or more characters. This can include entries that involve a character and their warlock/hunter companion pets if they have any.
(Estimated value: 1st: 5 million || 2nd: 3 million)

    Entries submitted that apply to this category: 10


Let Me Cherish You : User Image User Image User Image User Image User Image User Image User Image + User Image 1,000,000g
Prizes go to the piece of artwork that best represents a romantic pairing. This applies to any displays of romantic affection.
(Estimated value: 13 million)

    Entries submitted that apply to this category: 10


It's A Love Triangle In Here : User Image User Image User Image User Image + User Image 1,000,000g
Some characters can potentially have more than one love interest. Prizes go to the piece of artwork that best represents romantic conflict between three or more characters.
(Estimated value: 14 million)

    Entries submitted that apply to this category: 2


I Just Love to Hate You : User Image User Image User Image + User Image 1,000,000g
Prizes go to the piece of artwork that best represents an argument between two or more characters. Perhaps the love interest escaped from the previous category and the other two are still looking at each other with seething hate. This category can range from genuine hate between enemies or a mere squabble between friends.
(Estimated value: 8 million)

    Entries submitted that apply to this category: 2


Fight Me. I Dare You : User Image User Image User Image User Image + User Image 1,000,000g
Prizes go to the piece of artwork that best represents a fight between two or more characters. Can range from playful sparring to violent rivalry. This can overlap the previous category, but the difference is that this one is more physical or has actual fighting/training/sparring aspects rather than just arguing.
(Estimated value: 3 million)

    Entries submitted that apply to this category: 4


May I Ship This? : User ImageUser Image User Image + User Image 1,000,000g
Prizes go to the piece of artwork the best couple art that is unlikely or downright impossible. Doesn't even have to be a romantic shipping. This can also involve characters that have never met in the story. Especially if one of the characters has long died before the existence of the other character. Have fun. Please no incest, though.
(Estimated value: 4 million)
    Entries submitted that apply to this category: 2


Miscellaneous Prizes (Can still include couples or groups)
We All Were Young Once : User ImageUser Image User Image User ImageUser Image + User Image 1,000,000g
Prizes go to the piece of artwork that best represents the characters from when they were children. (Or just younger in the case of Nysticus since he's ancient compared to the others.)
(Estimated value: 3 million)

    Entries submitted that apply to this category: 5


A Sweet Moment : User Image User Image User Image User Image + User Image 1,000,000g
Artwork is not restricted to romantic pairings. This can relate to a moment between family or friends, but can also be a scene with only one character. Prizes go to the piece of artwork that best represents a moment that is caring, loving, and/or adorable.
(Estimated value: 2 million)

    Entries submitted that apply to this category: 15


Let the Music Guide You : User Image User Image User Image + User Image 1,000,000g
Prizes go to the piece of artwork that best represents a scene inspired by music or art. This can either relate to the instrument the character plays or the musical genre that associates with them.
(Estimated value: 4 million)

    Entries submitted that apply to this category: 4


FOR THE HORDE...wait...I mean... : User Image User Image User Image User Image User Image + User Image 1,000,000g
Prizes go to the piece of artwork that best represents any of the characters suited up in their respective class armour. (Warlock, mage, priest, warrior, death knight, hunter, etc.) This is not restricted to WoW armour sets.
(Estimated value: 2 million)
    Entries submitted that apply to this category: 10


Let There Be Chaos : User Image User Image User Image User Image + User Image 1,000,000g
Prizes go to the piece of artwork that best represents any of the characters in their demonic, dragon, or beast forms.
(Estimated value: 2 million)

    Entries submitted that apply to this category: 4


Spread Your Wings and Fly : User Image User Image User Image User Image User Image + User Image 1,000,000g
Prizes go to the piece of artwork that best represents any of the characters with wings. This can include demonic, dragon, or beast forms, but also "normal"/humanoid form with wings.
(Estimated value: 5 million)

    Entries submitted that apply to this category: 4


Let's Join The Circus : User Image User Image User Image + User Image 1,000,000g
Prizes go to the piece of artwork that best represents any of the characters in a circus role and attire that is suitable based on their personality.
(Estimated value: 2 million)

    Entries submitted that apply to this category: 4


Like a Magical Girl Anime : User Image User Image User Image User Image User Image + User Image 1,000,000g
Prizes go to the piece of artwork that best represents any of the characters drawn as if they're in a magical girl anime...yes. Even the guys. Knock yourself out. This is mainly just for fun. Anything can happen with this one.
(Estimated value: 3 million)

    Entries submitted that apply to this category: 5


Extras
The Wild Cards : User Imagex2 User Image User Image
One SDPlus doll per RNG roll. The doll could go to anyone who entered. Based on the order entries were submitted, names will be placed on a list. If a person enters more than one piece of artwork, their name will be placed on the list whenever an entry is submitted. This is a bit like a raffle. A random number will be generated and the number it hits declares the winner of an SDPlus doll.

List of entrants can be seen here.


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Entry form

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Entries

    ◄ Entries that I have received so far can be seen here.
    ◄ To view all of the entry albums made so far, click here.
    ◄ If you just want to see all the entries in one album, click here.
    Current amount of entrants: 50
    Current entries overall: 127



◄ [Razekiel Entries - 14] ✦ [Sanriel Entries - 8] ✦ [Jikal Entries - 4] ✦ [Quil Entries - 19] ✦ [Orion Entries - 5] ►
◄ [Nysticus Entries - 2] ✦ [Jethro Entries - 5] ✦ [Cesium Entries - 16] ✦ [Atticus Entries - 7] ►
◄ [Side Character Entries] ✦ [Group Entries - 47] ►

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◄ Here are the characters. Many characters are set to hidden until a later date. Only the main characters are viewable below. The other characters can be viewed in the character hub as they are revealed.

◄ The connection feature appears to be buggy. When it's more stable, I'll link characters together so you can check on who knows who more easily.

◄ If you would like some ideas for clothing designs for any of the characters, I made this blog to look at.

Please refer to Cesium and Atticus' profiles from the character page. They are still main characters. I just need to finish their height chart images.


[Character Profiles]

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    ◄ Here's some avatar outfits for the characters. You'll still need to check the character profiles for extra details such as scars, jewelry, tattoos, actual hairstyles, etc.

    ◄ You are free to deviate from the avatar designs. These are just for guides and inspiration.


Razekiel
    ◄ Demonic features can be omitted as he hides them sometimes. It can also differ in different stages, so to speak. Refer to this to see how exaggerated his head can be as a character.

    ◄ Some of these are a mixture of Tektek and saved avatars, so you may notice the grombie skin or skin mods from the saved avatars. Don't draw Raz completely white. I just...like to match when I make avatars.

    ◄ He can be seen with shorter hair sometimes. As a character, he does get a haircut every now and then, but it tends to become long after shifting between forms.

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Sanriel
    ◄ There aren't necessarily any hairstyles on Gaia that suit Sanriel, so I had to make due. His hair should be more like this.

    ◄ Most of these are going to be casual outfits as his current default design uses armour. Any armour related designs are paladin/crusader related.

    ◄ Living Sanriel should never be seen wearing modern clothing. Unless there's some strange time traveling or an AU going on, please avoid that.

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Jikal
    ◄ The first avatar is the RP mule's avatar. (Which changes every now and then.)

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Quil
    ◄ The first avatar is the RP mule's avatar.

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Orion
    ◄ The first avatar is the RP mule's avatar.

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Nysticus
    ◄ Items on Gaia are limited. This is just a hooded alternative.

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Jethro
    ◄ He has facial hair and his ponytail isn't as wild. It's just that Gaia's selection is a bit limited.

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Cesium
    ◄ The avatars you see are avatar edits. The colours and placement of her horns were adjusted. The colour of the hair has also been adjusted.

    ◄ Like Razekiel, her horns can also can be hidden.

    ◄ One of the few characters that rarely wears black or dark colours. She prefers vibrant colours.

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Atticus
    ◄ The first avatar is the RP mule's avatar. (It's also the contest mule, so he looks like a crazy college student who can't stop bringing animals home.)

    ◄ His hair often changes drastically. He also is prone to using a variety of bizarre contact lenses. Features that remain are his earrings and the tattoo below his right eye. An example is here or here.

    ◄ He's basically a wildcard. His personality can range from gentle/carefree to insane/power hungry.

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    ◄ Need to know more about the relationships between characters? This is mainly a guideline. If you decide to draw a couples entry and need to know more information, let me know. Relationships are complicated, so feel free to ask me to determine which category your entry would fit.

    ◄ If you would like to know the relationship between characters and they're not listed below, (to clarify if they know each other or other details,) feel free to ask.

    ◄ More character info will be added when they're revealed.


Age Order
◄ Since the first story I wrote starts out following the first four characters when they were children, I'll clarify their ages a bit since they are over a few centuries old. This is more clarification for childhood related entries. The age order from oldest to youngest is Sanriel, Quil, Jikal, and Razekiel. As an example, Sanriel is two years older than the twins and four years older than Razekiel. Quil is the first born twin. The brothers met the twins roughly when Razekiel just turned "four" years old. Aging slows down significantly during maturity. Childhood is slightly slower than human aging, but not as noticeable until teenage years.

Romantic Pairings
Razekiel and Quil: [When they were younger] They were never in an official relationship. Since childhood, they were very close. Quil considered Raz as her best friend. Other than her sisters and brother, he was her only friend. She treated him more like a pet at first when they were children as he's younger, but stopped when she got to know him more. When war broke loose, the two perhaps became too close because of what was happening. It clouded their judgement. Mistakes were made from both sides that broke the bond they had. As adults, they can be considered as enemies at first due to Quil's unstable behavior and clouded perception of the past. Raz later forgives Quil even though she feels that she either does not deserve it or is enraged that he is in a new relationship when they finally reunite.

Sanriel and Jikal: This relationship was one sided, for the most part. Sanriel was deeply in love with Jikal. He wanted to protect him and someday show the world to him since Jikal was sheltered his entire childhood. Since Jikal is a prince, it made it hard for San to make any moves. As soon as the opportunity was there, he took it. Jikal was incredibly confused when it happened, to say the least. It made him question himself since San was a close friend. He loved him dearly, but he wasn't sure if he had romantic feelings. Jikal was not exposed to many people who were not servants or family at the time.

Razekiel and Cesium: After years of avoiding relationships since his human wife that he met after Quil had died, Raz eventually meets another fae. Cesium was originally quite reluctant to trust him at first due to her excessively cautious and perhaps shy nature. They were friends for several years before a romantic relationship developed. They were a musical duo as soon as Raz realized that Cesium loved to sing. (I've written a huge chunk after this that is important, but it's full of spoilers. If there are people who want to know what I typed out, ask and I'll send it through PM.)

Sanriel and Quil: For the most part, he was her slave. She "killed" him and imprisoned his soul in the soul gem that he used to wear to control his demonism. She knew that it was wrong. She hurt Razekiel by doing this to Sanriel, but she was too unstable to act upon better judgement. In her eyes, he was in the wrong. He had to die. She gave him bodies to possess and it tore at his own sanity since the bodies were usually already dead before he got to them. Despite this, he was never angry at her. He was too forgiving and it frustrated her even though he gave her the company she desired. Eventually, she gave him back his "real body" through the means of magic and set him free. Despite this, he chooses to stay by her side and protect her since that was all he knew to do for many years. He saw good in her despite her unstable, insane nature. This confuses her deeply, but she's thankful to have someone who cares for her. If anything, he's likely lost his mind for being soul bound to her for so long. Arguably a "You remind me of him" pairing since Sanriel was in love with Jikal and Quil was in love with Razekiel.


Close Friends/Ambiguous Pairings
Razekiel and Jikal: During modern times, they are seen together all the time unless Jikal is dealing with issues in Venefiren. People often question whether or not they are together because of this, but they promptly dismiss any claims. They squabble sometimes and Jikal tends to scold Razekiel, but they will always protect each other regardless of their mood. Their relationship is more or less brotherly even though Raz may do something perverted simply because he knows that it makes Jikal uncomfortable.

Razekiel and Jethro: During Jethro's "Quznar" phase, he served Razekiel as a warlock minion. Despite this, Quznar seemed to constantly nitpick any actions he did not approve. This included tasks he was given that he feared bodily pain from. Nevertheless, he did show affection towards his master and habitually rides Razekiel's shoulders any chance he gets. Once Jethro is freed from his curse, there is an awkwardness between them at first, but they agree to remain close friends. Jethro seems to retain a strange loyalty towards Razekiel that he begins to question himself, but tries to disregard any romantic feelings and considers him more like a little brother. At least, he tries to.

Jethro and Nysticus: They appear to have a rather strong love-hate relationship. When they were both cursed and watching over Razekiel as warlock familiars, one always wanted to be present over the other. Nysticus wanted to watch over Raz due to their general father-son relationship as Raz was growing up. Jethro, on the other hand, had succumbed to imp-like tendencies and simply wanted to be close to Raz as much as possible. Once the two were freed, they still have a tendency to tease and compete, but they have generally grown to be close friends. It's just that there will seldom be a time where they're not throwing insults at each other. Possibly beard or hair pulling if one of them is angry enough to start it...

Razekiel and Atticus: For the most part, Atticus is infatuated with Razekiel, but not in the way that he may think. While he looks up to him as a musician and is a bit of a fanboy, he has an overwhelming attraction to Raz's shadow elemental properties. As a shadow priest, Atticus subconsciously desires to siphon and take this power for himself, but he does not realize that this is the true reason of his feelings. Razekiel's aware of this and keeps a close watch on the boy to make sure that he does not go mad since Atticus is half human. He treats him like a little brother which disappoints Atticus, but he's relieved to have gotten close to Razekiel at all after all the years of distant idolization.


Family Related
Sanriel and Razekiel: [When they were children] [When Razekiel grows up] Since they were little, Sanriel had always tried his hardest to take care of his baby brother. He would do anything for him. Raz was the only family he had. He didn't want to lose him after the horrors he witnessed after their parents' death. When Sanriel was killed by Quil when they were teenagers, Razekiel was broken. Especially since his best friend/lover had killed his own brother. Things calmed at first, but he eventually began to lose his way over the centuries. When Razekiel is finally reunited with Sanriel, he is unsure of what to think. Is this one of Quil's tricks? When he comes to accept that it really is his brother, he feels heavy guilt that he could do nothing to save him in the past. Sanriel reassures him that everything will be all right even though they've both grown to roam the world in ways that others would be horrified by.

Jikal and Quil: Other than their other sisters, they have always been inseparable. Even when Jikal does not approve of Quil's choices, he will always be there for his twin. Even when Quil is unstable or in a blind rage, Jikal will always find ways to calm her down. However, he often feels uneasy with the secrets that are kept between them and/or with their family. The fact that Quil bore a child that belonged to Razekiel was a heavy burden in itself until she gave him the permission to find and tell him the truth. The worst was when he found out that she was keeping Sanriel's soul imprisoned in a gem. It conflicted with his emotions since he was still not sure if he was ever in love with him. Despite this, he'll always love his sister no matter how twisted she can be.

Orion and Quil: Even though Orion grew up with Quil closely by his side, he didn't find out that she is his mother until his "early teens." She's protective of him and treats him like a pupil, making sure that he is properly trained to protect himself. Considering that he is reasonably clumsy, she has almost blown her cover during his childhood numerous times. When he finally finds out, he has begun to call her mother, but still blurts out "Quil" or "princess" from time to time.

Orion and Razekiel: Razekiel was not aware that he had a son until Orion went to search for him, initially unaware that Raz is his father. At first, Orion is stubborn and determined to capture him to take him back to the Venefiren kingdom. Raz was uneasy/suspicious right away as he thought Orion resembled Sanriel. They eventually warm up to each other and their similarities begin to show as they start to joke around. After Orion finds out that he is Razekiel's son, things don't really change at that point since they had already been behaving in a "father and son" sort of way.

Nysticus and Sanriel: Even though Nysticus was not their real father, Sanriel eventually grew to respect and care for the old wizard. He even went as far as to call him father as they grew closer. Something about him felt familiar, yet he could not pinpoint what that may have been. Nysticus was also the only one who managed to teach Sanriel on how to control his "body hopping" abilities. In the long run, it may have been the only reason Sanriel "survived" when Quil killed his physical body.

Nysticus and Razekiel: Even though Nysticus was arguably closer to Sanriel when the brothers were children, he was one of Razekiel's mentors. To Raz, the Venefiren king was his father figure. Nysticus didn't mind as long as he could teach him how to control his magic. When Nysticus was cursed by another elder in the Moonspear Council, he chose to soul bind himself to Raz to both avoid enslavement, but to also make sure that he could protect the boy whenever necessary. He was much like a living shadow until Raz became a warlock in his older years. During these times, a part of Raz knew that "Hathphog" was Nysticus, but he had doubts due to Hathphog's often detached and sluggish behaviour. The only reason he knew it was him was the fact that he sometimes said and behaved in ways only Nysticus would. Even when Hathphog could barely remember who he really was until he was freed. After Raz found a way to free Nysticus, he finds out secrets about him that he did not expect. They're not as different as he had originally thought.

Nysticus, Jikal, and Razekiel: Nysticus knew that his nephew was having a hard time in the castle. He was a hopeless wreck for being the heir to the throne. While Enjil wanted Jikal to learn how to fight with the sword, Nysticus knew that the boy's heart yearned for the elements. Nysticus taught both Jikal and Razekiel together when they were children. Despite their personalities, it amazed him to discover that Jikal's magic was of the illusion and offensive variety, yet Raz enjoyed the healing aspect of magic despite his demonic characteristics that were dormant within. Nysticus adjusted and played around with this fact and made sure to teach the two to work together. While he did teach Razekiel offensive spells, he made sure that it complimented and supported Jikal's rather than overshadow him. As they grew older, Jikal was the one who excelled significantly. Razekiel had become restricted and stunted since the council had sealed and prevented him from advancing due to his growing demonism. He became restricted to only healing spells. This changes entirely when the seal was broken. The more the dark energy grew inside him, the harder it became for him to hold onto any shred of holy energy he had. The only way he could use healing magic again was for either Jikal or Nysticus to reseal his demonism. This is seldom done since it tears at Razekiel's sanity and his demonism has been proven to be more useful in most situations despite its chaotic nature.


Rivals or Enemies
Razekiel and Jikal: Yes, them again. However, their rivalry is not violent or hateful. It's musical. When times are not hectic and they have time to relax, they do enjoy a classical violin duel every now and then. Raz often tries to bring out Jikal's side that desires to have fun and this is the only way he can do it without difficulty.

Quil and Cesium: Other than the fact that they've both had a relationship with Razekiel, their overall views in life conflict each other. Quil is wreckless and generally selfish. With the exception of her son, she does things for her own benefit even if a loved one will get hurt in the process. While Cesium is not completely careful as she wants to be by any means, she tries to be cautious and puts the needs of others over her own when she feels that they deserve it. Even though Quil simply longs to be close to Raz in friendship terms like when they were children, she may harbour irrational jealousy towards Cesium since she holds his heart and loyalty.


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    How long have you been on Gaia? Why are you still here?

I've been around since June 19th, 2003. I suppose the reason I'm still around is...well...artwork. Also, I guess I have a certain attachment to the place. Don't get me wrong, though. I've been on hiatus before. One that lasted for perhaps over two years. I still browsed, but it was random and far between. I initally came back for the sole purpose to save up gold to get artwork. If I ever decide that I'm going to leave Gaia...well...that will just mean more prizes for you guys, now doesn't it?


    What kind of art do you like?

I enjoy many styles of art. However, I will admit that I don't fancy chibi art all that much. I'm sure that I can be pleasantly surprised if it's drawn well, though. Below is a link to a gallery of artwork I've received from other people. There are a few chibi pieces just to show that I'm not totally biased against the style...just...unless you blow my mind away and it's really detailed, don't expect to win the top prizes with a chibi. Is this scaring people? I'm not saying that I hate chibi art. It's just a preference. sweatdrop


[Art others have drawn for me]
In no particular order.


    Huh? Who are those characters in the couple pics people drew for you?

If you see a couple art example in the gallery linked above and a character is unfamiliar, but you would like to draw them, ask me. They are usually characters created by my friends. The entry will still have to have at least one of my characters for it to count in the contests, but if you do draw my friends' characters, I'm sure that they would be more than thankful.


    ...is that a fantroll in the renditions? Why is that there?

Hey. I added those since I like the art. Just showing more examples. However...no. There's no prize category for him unless people really want there to be one. It would be a rather random category.


    Is there any pet peeves I should know about?

Well...there is one. Height. Some characters have similar height, so I have no problem there. HOWEVER, there are some characters who are fairly tall while others are reasonably small. I don't want to see characters who are pretty much a foot difference in height looking the same. I'll be a sad panda if the others somehow appear as though they are the same height as Orion.


    Which characters are better suited in certain categories?

The gold only prizes are self-explanitory. Other than that, I have listed suggestions in each character's profiles. If you are still unsure, feel free to ask me for clarification. The main nine characters should fit within all of the item categories.
(Most of this refers to side characters that are currently unreleased.)


    Raz! Why is the deadline so far away?!

Is it? I have no idea how to time a contest like this. Especially since I will be dumping more gold and prizes into it along the way. Also, one thing I promise is that I will not extend the contest. The end date you see is what you will get, so use your time wisely. If you procrastinate and miss out...well...I don't know what to tell you.


    Can I help you judge the entries?

You want to? Well, only if I know you and have your MSN or Skype info, sure. You just can't enter the contest if you want to help judge, though.


    I can't draw, but can I get art from you instead?

Would people want art from me? I will likely draw freebies during the duration of the contest as long as there are people chatting in the thread. If people want to commission, just send me a PM. Just don't ask for anything too crazy.


    Why are there so many "random number generator" mini contests/prizes?

Gaia made me this way...err...I mean... There's only a few. I want everyone to have a chance to win something regardless of skill as long as they try and put forth effort towards the contest. There are still many, MANY other prizes that outweigh the RNG bits.


    Why are there so many items in the categories? Why don't you split them into many more categories?

Eh... That's just how I groove. Also, it gives a better chance for people to collab together and then share the prizes a bit better.


    How come Jikal and Quil sometimes have silver hair with red eyes and then black hair with blue eyes other times?

Reasons...there is a reason for Jikal, story-wise, but not for Quil. It's just that I like having the twins look similar, so his alternate colour palette can also be used for her. However, I have no objections to seeing them in an image together with a black haired, blue eyed Jikal interacting with a silver haired, crimson eyed Quil. By all means, that would actually be accurate. The other way around would be questionable, though.


    Doesn't [character here] have a different name?

I've had a lot of these characters since 2001 or longer. As the story progressed and evolved, I felt that their names had to change to make more sense in relation to the world they live in and where they were raised. Sanzo's name actually changed quite a few times and was Samuel for a good while. (Considering his nature in the story, he may as well go by several different names, though.)

Razumi's name changed to Razekiel.
Sanzo's name changed to Sanriel.
Otira's name changed to Orion.

I may slip every now and then and may say either of their names during conversation. For nostalgic purposes, I do use the original names whenever I RP. As for Razumi...well...yeah.


    Do you have any information about some of the cities?

Here's some info. Let me know if you'd like to know more, though.

Silver Wisp Kingdom: Venefiren
Drow Kingdom: Kianthel
Fae/Elven Kingdom: Maethorarn
Human City: Lindsway City

Venefiren
Venefiren is a kingdom of mana and crystals. There are crystal pillars/towers that protect it in a barrier, but as a result, it "changed" people. When it rains, the magic from the barrier washes down into the water, their food, themselves, etc. While the originals and their offspring appear to have received their silver hair, red eyes, pale skin, and supernatural abilities by other means, it is possible for others to become similar if they are overexposed to the area. However, it only happens from long exposure to the area. It also varies from person to person. Some get sick. Some go insane.

Originally, to people who survived and tried to go to their homeland after journeys and adventures, they were considered witches. Demons. Monsters. Ghosts of who they used to be. Many weren't welcomed back since others didn't know how to react. Fear. Were they really who they said they were?

As a result of the originals becoming this way, Venefiren was developed. Most of the younger generations aren't aware of this. Many consider themselves a superior race. Likely words that are fed to them since childhood. They don't realize that they are a result of mana mutation that can happen to various other races.

In the past, the originals were bitter. Bitter enough to start war. Bitter enough to send their young to fight those who opposed them since they didn't know why better. Quil killed Sanriel during one of these battles. Soon after, Razekiel ran away and saved a mother and her children that Quil had tried to convince Sanriel to kill.

It's not so bad in present time, but there's still many rough patches here and there.


Kianthel
Kianthel is the drow kingdom of gems. Many from around the world come for the precious stones that can be found here. People from Venefiren and Maethorarn often work closely with Kianthel to create magic powered gems. This kingdom is generally quite peaceful, but they will aid other kingdom if it's necessary.


Maethorarn
Maethorarn is a kingdom full of wizards and supernatural animals. They are just across the water from Venefiren, so the two kingdoms often work closely together. However, this place holds secrets that may be darker than Venefiren's. Intentional corruption. Enslavement. Deceit. Of course, this is not the case for everyone in the city. Many are quite friendly and helpful. This makes it harder to spot the darkness that may hide behind what may be a disguise.


Lindsway City
Lindsway City is a modern city where magic is rare. Magic users are tolerated, but most consider them more trouble than good. Many are uneasy about Razekiel's Fury's Flight club since they are aware that he is not human. Some fear that he may be corrupting their youth with more than his music. Many mistaken him for a vampire rather than an incubus since that is what they're more commonly used to hearing about.

Atticus dyes his hair, wears contacts, and sometimes hides his ears depending on who he's around. Being the halfling offspring of someone who was from Venefiren is something he doesn't want others to question his mother about. The funny thing is that others who have seen his actual red eyes and have witnessed that he has magic almost assume that he is related to Razekiel since his father is never present. This is especially awkward since Atticus has a crush on Raz.


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I'll try to make more monthly contest for artists, but here's one for now.


    ◄ This monthly contest for artists is a WIP contest. Show me a WIP that you have drawn for the contest and I will add you to the list below. It will be like a raffle. I'll random generate a number to pick out the winner(s.)

    ◄ You're only allowed to have 3 WIPs active at a time overall. If all I see is a bunch of WIPs and no finished entries from one person, I will start to question where their focus is. It's okay to draw plenty, but only three will count in the WIP contest.

    ◄ You can enter a WIP again for the next month if it isn't finished, but there has to be a substantial amount of progress for it to count.

    ◄ Finished entries count for two. Couple entries count for three. Any finished entries that have additional characters count for more.

    ◄ The amount that can be won ramps up based on participation.

    ◄ You can win more than once, but it may be changed to every other month based on participation. You can potentially win more than once in a month.

    ◄ If this becomes popular, I will increase the beginning amount and so on. I may add items as well.

    The list can be found in the next page.


Current prize amount: Since this is the last "month," I'll decide something larger for when the contest ends.

1. 50k
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5. 75k
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10. Three chances for 50k.
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20. Five chances for 75k.
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40. Five chances for 100k.
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200K?


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Since I missed September and October, this mini contest round has a slightly larger prize pool.
The deadline has been decided since I posted the contest later in the month.


✦ Contest Deadline is January 14th, 2013, 12:00am PST
To view the winning results, check this page.


    ◄ This is mainly a side contest to help motivate participation. If you want to be creative, I would love to see an autumn or winter scenario.

    ◄ Since I missed September and October, you can try out themes like Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc. What do you think the characters would do during these times?

    ◄ If you try out "first day in the school year" sort of themes, keep in mind that Orion is from a fantasy/elven setting. He wouldn't go to a modern school. He would have a private tutor. (Usually Jikal for reading/writing and then Quil for combat/hunting.) Atticus, however, would likely go to art school, college, or university.

    ◄ Just as a reminder, keep in mind that if Sanriel is put in any scenario that he cannot be living in a modern setting. He's ethereal/undead by then. If he's alive in an entry, the scenario cannot be modern. Orion and Atticus also haven't been born yet. Razekiel, Jikal, and Quil were also "teenagers" or children during this time. They cannot be adults while Sanriel is alive.

    ◄ In modern times, Razekiel does enjoy to snowboard. Same with Cesium and Atticus. Jikal usually prefers to park himself by a fireplace with books, but he also knows how to snowboard and will join if he's dragged along. The others don't have any experience at all, so results may vary. Quil would likely bundle Orion up in so many layers of warm clothing that he probably would just sink into the snow. Sanriel might just phase through the snow in confusion like a ghost or something. Jethro might be willing to try, but he may still have some fear of heights issues from when he was a demon imp. (Which would be a funny situation in itself.) Nysticus may just avoid the snow entirely or stay with Jikal.

    ◄ The above are just ideas. Any entries submitted during this time period will still count.

    ◄ If you want more potential ideas, feel free to ask and I'll throw out some more suggestions and/or give input as to how a character would react.

    ◄ All entries including ones that win anything in this side contest will still have a chance to win items in the main contest.

    ◄ Since all entries still count for the main contest, only one entry can win per contestant in this section to keep things fair. You can still enter as many entries as you can for more chances.


Prizes
User Image x 6 | User Image x 3 | User Image x 3 | User Image x 3 | User Image x 3 | User Image x 3

First Place : User Image User Image User Image User Image User ImageUser Image

Second Place : User Image with choice of four CI bundles.

Third Place : User Image with choice of three CI bundles.

Fourth Place : User Image with choice of two CI bundles.

Fifth Place : User Image with any CI bundle that is left over.

Sixth Place : User Image

If this is confusing, I made a quick visual to make sure that I had the numbers right.
Keep in mind that this is only an example. Choices vary on the winners.

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Entrants: 8

Themed Entries:
JanuaryPixie - Sanriel
Teases - Orion
peri chance - Quil and Jikal
HimeWish-Sama - Quil
meowmeowkitty - Jikal

Non-Themed Entries:
They can be anything that relates to the main contest, but isn't themed for the side contest.
Kyorukki - Cesium
Artistic KillJoy - Jethro
Shirlox - Jikal and Sanriel
Shirlox - Razekiel
Artistic KillJoy - Orion
JanuaryPixie - Orion
Kyorukki - Quil

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Past Bi-monthly contests
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Results
Summer Contest Results

This was pretty close. I must say that Solaris and Denham were very close as their entries had great qualities about them for very different reasons. ZuchiniMuumuu's entries were nice as well, but there were some factors to consider, such as missing details to characters like Razekiel's tattoo on his stomach. Further details can be explained if critique and advice is desired.

All prizes are distributed in a way so that there are no leftovers. Technically, Solaris and Denham are tied.

First Place : User Image User Image User Image User Image
Solaris-Powered Shellfish
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Second Place : User Image User Image User Image User Image
Denham
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Third Place : User Image User Image User Image
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    ◄ Going to keep this simple. Draw a summer scenario with any of the characters. They can be going to the beach, swimming pools, going to the amusement park, playing in the park, or any other activity during summer.

    ◄ Living Sanriel cannot be seen in a modern setting. It had to be undead/wisp Sanriel.

    ◄ If Razekiel, Sanriel, Jikal, or Quil are drawn as children or teenagers, they also shouldn't be placed in a modern setting. In this scenario, Sanriel has to be alive. Keep in mind that Razekiel is the youngest among the four.

    ◄ Razekiel is playful, flirtatious, and likes to show off. Cesium is likely to compete playfully, but she isn't the showing off type in comparison. She and the others are likely amused by Raz's silly behaviour.

    ◄ Atticus can potentially be seen wearing swimming trunks, but he is likely the type to be drawing or painting under an umbrella while fully clothed. He isn't modest. It's just a preference.

    ◄ Jikal, in the other hand, is very modest and awkward in beach or swimming pool situations. Think about that and play around with it. He feels uncomfortable showing too much skin.

    ◄ Those are the main points. Don't be afraid to ask questions about the other characters if you need to know more.

    ◄ All entries for this side contest is eligible to win a prize in the main contest as well as the RNG roll in the monthly contest.


Entries
1. Solaris-Powered Shellfish
2. ZuchiniMuumuu
3. ZuchiniMuumuu
4. Denham


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I'll see if I can make more monthly contests that are non-art related.


Prizes
Bi-Weekly : User Image 250,000g. Done for now.

Monthly : User Image 100,000g and increasing with a potential of second place prize.


    ◄ This one is non-art related. All I ask is for you to play my aquarium tanks while they're glowing and bump the threads. Yeah. I'm not kidding here. Everyone is welcome to participate. Help me help you. This helps me go towards increasing prizes for the main contest. Also, using the bump helps advertise the art contest a bit if an artist happens to be playing and sees the banners. You can also save the bump banner and don't have to quote me. I just want to see where some of my tank exposure if coming from.

    ◄ Make sure that the tank is actually glowing before you do any bumping. Don't try to cheat. It benefits no one if you try to cheat.

    ◄ If you're unable to play Booty Grab or refuse to, all I ask is for you to help support the tanks with a few bumps. Especially for Jikal's tank.

    ◄ Anyone can win multiple times as long as they are helping out and participating each month.

    Bi-Weekly: For Razumi's tank, I'd like to see a screenshot of your highest score. Since a different amount of fish glow at different times and buffs/debuffs factor in, you can submit a new screenshot if you gain a new high score. Every 2 weeks, the person with the highest score gets 250k. Sounds easy, right? This part of the BG contests are over.

    Monthly: For Jikal's tank, simply use the bump link provided in this thread so that I know where you're coming from. If I know that you're aware of the contest and using the necessary bump, I'll add you to the list. You have to use the contest's bump banner to count. I'll generate a random number to get the winner. At least try to support the tank as much as you can. I'll be watching. During this contest, 50% of the gold that Jikal is carrying will go to the winner at the end of the month, so support his tank! You can very well rake in a lot of gold from this if his tank does well. I also play other tanks and hit the 150k daily cap from time to time with Jikal, so what do you have to lose?

    ◄ I'll try to add estimated glow times for both tanks as much as possible when I'm available.

    List for Jikal's tank is on the next page.


Razumi's Tank
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|| Bump Here when I glow || Tank Analysis ||

^ Mini Grunny subs and Enki item grant chance. ^

Next Glow: I'll update when I have time.
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^ Prince Enki item grant chance. ^

Next Glow: I'll update when I have time.
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Screenshot for the bi-weekly contest.

Current high score: Closed.

Removed past winners on this page since I'm aware that there's a lot of images on this thread's page. They can be viewed in the BG thread.

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    ◄ Here's some banners to add to your signatures or threads if you'd like to help me out.


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    ◄ Have a guild, contest, art shop, or any other thread you'd like advertised? Give me a banner and URL and I'l place it here.


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    ◄ Below are contests that have ended, but are still worth checking out:

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