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Hello and welcome to my sixth month-long March give-away. Five years ago I wanted to have 10M gold in pure to see what it was like, I wanted to buy a Nitemare Scarf, and I wanted to give away 5M gold. When I got together the 10M in gold I set up a thread in the Exchange to buy my scarf and give away the 5M. I had so much fun giving away the gold and made so many friends that I decided to do it again the next year. And again the next. And every year since I have had tons of fun and made new friends. So if you want to learn how you can get some of the 300M in gold and prizes I'm giving away this year keep reading. I may have started out chasing a Nitemare Scarf but I ended up catching dreams.




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    • Follow Gaia's rules and the ToS. Any breakages will be reported.
    • Begging is not allowed. I have chosen to give gold away through contests for a
    reason. If I had wanted to give it to beggars I would have.
    • Do not beg or ask for or hint at or otherwise request gold or donations from me
    or anyone else in the thread. If you want gold win a contest and I'll be happy to
    give you some. If you don't want to play by the rules you will be blacklisted and
    banned from any and all contests.
    • Please type as literately as you are able.
    • Be as kind, courteous, and respectful as possible.
    • Do not bump, spam, or advertise in this thread.
    • Refrain from low-content posts. Not only do I not want to see "bumps" I'm not
    interested in scrolling through a ton of emoticon posts, either. Chatting is
    welcome and encouraged.
    • Bumps, emoticons, or other non-content posts that happen to fall on pages
    divisible by fifty will not gain a slot in the drawing. It will go to the next person
    with content in their post.
    • Using bumps, emoticons, or other non-content posts to gain something in a
    contest or for the drawing is not allowed.
    • Do not quote the first page, create posting trees of unreasonable length, post
    large pictures without permission, or otherwise pagestretch.
    • Quoting is okay but when quoting use the 'five finger rule'. If you can't count
    the number of quotes in a post on just one hand then it is too long and you
    need to delete some of them until you can.
    • Using mule accounts to qualify for contests is not acceptable.
    • Entering multiple accounts under your control into any contest is not acceptable.
    • All contests will end March 31st, 2014 at 11:59:59 PM EST.
    • Be sure to read any and all additional contest rules.
    • I reserve the right to add to, change, or otherwise modify the rules.
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    Grand Prize: 50M
    Second: 25M
    Third: 10M
    Dream Prizes: 10x 5M
    Nightmare Prizes: 17.25M (350k used) Think of this as a slush fund for things I feel like giving prizes for.


    At the end of the month I will use the random number generator to determine
    who among the list below will win 135M million worth of gold and prizes. There are a number
    of ways to get your name on the list.

    You can earn slots for:
    • Each contest you participate in.
    • Each contest you win.
    • Each day you have a giveaway banner in your signature and you post in the thread.
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    • Posting first on a page divisible by 50.
    • Posting first on page 1,000 will earn you ten slots.
    • Art of my avatar of any quality will earn you a minimum of ten slots. Higher
    quality gets more slots. (Alternate avatar options in the last post.)
    • Helping me maintain the thread. One slot per ten pages. Rounded up.
    • Something special about the final day's contest.
    • Secondary prizes for contests if I choose.
    • Posting before this thread gets Featured (if and only if that happens).
    • Other arbitrary reasons I might come up with (at my discretion, in other words).






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    Of course the distinction between spoilers means something to me. Nobody said it needed to mean anything to you.

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    Each contest will run for one day only and each day I will present a different challenge.
    I may have similar contests, such as more than one tek-tek contest but the contests
    will be judged separately. Since each contest is judged independently you can win as
    many times as you are capable of winning. Each contest will run for at least twenty-four
    hours with some necessary overlap between contests to accommodate my sleeping/working
    schedule. The rewards will grow higher and higher each day as the challenges get a little
    harder, culminating in the most difficult challenge which will be worth 10M to the winner.




    03/30/14

    Secret phrase contest. Use the clues below to find Gaia items. Take the first letter of each item and reorder them to determine the secret phrase. Person who comes up with the most correct answers first will split the prize with the person who comes up with the phrase first and the person who does the best at part three.

    • You must post your solutions in this thread when you come up with them.
    • One clue per person per hour will be given upon request.
    • One clue per question per person will be given upon request.
    • You may guess as much as you want.
    • Part three will be suggested by the secret phrase.
    • There is a theme that will become obvious.
    • Put 'contest entry' in large font or otherwise make it obvious you are participating in the contest in your post.
    • This contest will end at 6:00PM 11:59:59PM EST 03/31/14.


    1. Lolita baker.
    2. Finger food furniture.
    3. My nephew would mess up the kitchen without this gift.
    4. Back-mounted bread.
    5. Popular snack food- on a stick.
    6. Brown, cream, pink, and adorable.
    7. Cherry-flavored and light as the clouds.
    8. Ruffled and sweet.
    9. Sunny yellow garment for a sunny-dispositioned baker.
    10. Energized lump.
    11. Clearly nothing suggestive about eating delicious white chocolate.



    Tin Cup Day

    Pick one of the charities below and try to get other people to donate to the charity. You can use any means that don't violate the ToS. The person who gets other people to donate the most wins.

    • You must follow the ToS.
    • All donations must be directed to the charity owner/charity mule.
    • Make every effort to get donors to label their trades with your name.
    • Donating to the charity you are driving donations to does not count.
    • You may team up with someone else to drive donations to one charity and share the prize.
    • You may not choose a charity someone else has picked unless you are teaming up with them.
    • You may earn a slot for participation by helping others.
    • Unless you personally know a charity owner who is going to tell me what trades they got for the contest you need to pick one of the charities below.
    • The contest will end 3/31/14 11:59:59PM EST.

    Some donation ideas used in the past:
    1. Advertise
    2. Ask your friends
    3. Do a drawing
    4. Do a art auction
    5. Match donations


    Charities:

    Charity Name: Skrinkle's Charity
    Thread link: http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/charity-quests/skrinkle-s-charity-new-games-looking-for-mods/t.90129141/
    Charity Owner(s): User name(s). Skrinkleandskrod
    Charity Mule: TheSpaceQueen
    Where you want gold sent during the contest: me, the owner
    Will you be able to be on Gaia some part of March 31st or April 1st: Which day(s). Quantity of time anticipated. I assume so... I have no other plans besides school.
    Charity Established: Jan 28th 2014 (we're brand new!)
    How long have you owned/co-owned the charity: Jan 28th 2014
    Charity Goal: Just to generally share the wealth around here.
    Approximate number of peopled helped by charity: 9
    Approximate amount donated through charity: 200k? Mostly I've supported it myself so far.
    Other things you want to tell me: This seems like a great way to get your charity seen!
    Img urls for charity banners or other images competitors can advertise with: We don't have one yet crying
    A descriptive statement about your charity: It started because someone donated 6 mil to me for my dream avi. I only needed about 2 mil, so the rest I've given away through this charity. I'd like to keep it going though, and I'm running a bit low on funds. It's pretty tough to get a lot of gold these days on Gaia so anyway I can help people I would love to. So many have helped me 3nodding


    Charity Name: Robinhood's charity
    Thread link: http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/charity-quests/charity-12mil-1st-post/t.90087875/
    Charity Owner(s): xGhibli, I am a mod for the charity.
    Charity Mule: robinhoodcharitymule
    Where you want gold sent during the contest: either to me or robinhoodcharitymule, either way the gold will be for our charity.
    Will you be able to be on Gaia some part of March 31st or April 1st: Probably, yes on both days.
    Charity Established: 01/26/14, the charity is fairly new (:
    How long have you owned/co-owned the charity: Since it opened, I have been helping out
    Charity Goal: To help out Gaians in need
    Approximate number of peopled helped by charity: 2
    Approximate amount donated through charity: we've only donated about 1.5m so far, we're waiting for more funds for a larger giveaway.
    Other things you want to tell me:
    Img urls for charity banners or other images competitors can advertise with: User Image
    A descriptive statement about your charity: We're just wanting to help people in need, I don't know if there's much else to say. (:


    Charity Name: use to be Rainbow Charities
    Thread link: thread link
    Charity Owner(s): User name(s). Rainbow Genius
    Charity Mule: i dont think she has one
    Where you want gold sent during the contest: to Rainbow Genius
    Will you be able to be on Gaia some part of March 31st or April 1st: Which day(s). Quantity of time anticipated. most likely(:
    Charity Established: 1/5/14
    How long have you owned/co-owned the charity: im just a mod for the charity
    Charity Goal: to get it up and running again<3
    Approximate number of peopled helped by charity: 35
    Approximate amount donated through charity: you can check thread under people who've i donated to
    Other things you want to tell me: atm we are currently closed because she ran out of gold to give</3 and i just became a mod when she closed down, i am currently saving items and gold to help her reopen and create new games and such for people to win
    Img urls for charity banners or other images competitors can advertise with: User Image
    A descriptive statement about your charity: she loves to help people in need<3


    Charity Name: Rainbow Dreams Charity
    Thread link: Rainbow Dreams Charity :3
    Charity Owner(s): User name(s).
    Charity Mule: Sir_Starburst
    Where you want gold sent during the contest: To the charity mule smile
    Will you be able to be on Gaia some part of March 31st or April 1st: March 31st for a few hours; April 1st most of the day
    Charity Established: Originally in May of 2012. Revamped & reopened 12/19/13
    How long have you owned/co-owned the charity: Own; since it opened
    Charity Goal: Donate to as many people in need as possible to help them reach their goal.
    Approximate number of peopled helped by charity: Um.... Not exactly sure. If you count before the re-vamp... probably 50+? After the reopening probably 15?
    Approximate amount donated through charity: ummm..... I think about 3.5mil in total. (donations, contests, etc.)
    Other things you want to tell me: The charity is running a little slow right now, we could really use some more people! Most people just do a fast application then leave, perhaps the donation amount is too low? :/
    Img urls for charity banners or other images competitors can advertise with:

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    A descriptive statement about your charity: I've been on Gaia since 05', in the time between then and now, I have been hacked a few times, donated to, graciously been given items from very generous people, and done A LOT of booty grab to get the items I desired. After so many years, I decided that it was my turn to give back. Not just to people I know, but to anyone who wants it. So with the news on my niece soon arriving, (last year in May) I worked on the opening of the charity that whole week, and opened the day before she was born. Now, a little over a year later and having a little one of my own, I decided to re-vamp the charity because it died from a lack of people and give it another shot. I feel like we've done some really great stuff so far and I would like to keep it going! Feel free to come around and chat if you wanna check it out. :3


    Charity Name: The Charity of The Pokemon Freak
    Thread link: http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/charity-quests/the-charity-of-the-pokemon-freak/t.65048123_1/
    Charity Owner(s): User name(s). CryPixels
    Charity Mule: PokemonFreakChariyMule
    Where you want gold sent during the contest: CryPixels
    Will you be able to be on Gaia some part of March 31st or April 1st: Yes
    Charity Established: August 31st 2010
    How long have you owned/co-owned the charity: Since the beginning
    Charity Goal: Just to donate to those who need it
    Approximate number of peopled helped by charity: 13 since the charity changed names, before that I honestly don't remember...I'd say around 20-50 before the name change.
    Approximate amount donated through charity: About 1,035,000 before the name change. Before then I don't remember.
    Other things you want to tell me: I had to make a brand new charity mule because I couldn't remember the old one and it currently does not have a trading pass, which is why I'm having donations sent to my main so when it does get a trading pass I can bring it all over.
    Img urls for charity banners or other images competitors can advertise with: User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.
    [url=http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/charity-quests/the-charity-of-the-pokemon-freak/t.65048123_1/][img]http://imageshack.us/a/img850/4688/pco9.png[/img][/url]

    A descriptive statement about your charity: It was started a long time ago as I believe a dream avi thread which quickly changed to Just Too Cute! and stayed like that for a couple of years, then I went on hiatus and then came back and re-established it as The Charity of The Pokemon Freak because I am obsessed with Pokemon xD


    Charity Name:
    Holiday Gifting
    Thread link:
    Holiday Gifting Thread
    Charity Owner(s): User name(s).
    A Random Fairy
    Charity Mule:
    n/a
    Where you want gold sent during the contest:
    me, the owner
    Will you be able to be on Gaia some part of March 31st or April 1st: Which day(s). Quantity of time anticipated.
    Yes, more than likely. I'm on pretty much all the time.
    Charity Established:
    Nov. 20, 2013
    How long have you owned/co-owned the charity:
    since established
    Charity Goal:
    To help people and spread smiles!
    Approximate number of peopled helped by charity:
    Just the visitors to the charity? About 250.
    Approximate amount donated through charity:
    about 15,000,000gg
    (that's just from contests/games/giveaways... I don't keep track of amount for gifts/donations I've made, sorry..)
    Other things you want to tell me:
    Hello! And good luck with this contest thing!
    Img urls for charity banners or other images competitors can advertise with:
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    [url=http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/t.89035547][IMG]http://i44.tinypic.com/i4egz8.jpg[/IMG][/url]

    A descriptive statement about your charity:
    I like to help people and brighten their day. I've decided to stop being a lurker and start a charity to help more people. I am not so Random anymore! xd

    Charity Name: ☠~Sin's Dream~☠~A Charity
    Thread link: http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/charity-quests/sin-s-dream-a-charity/t.90405483/
    Charity Owner(s): Sinister Lynx
    Charity Mule: Sinister I3eauty
    Where you want gold sent during the contest: Sinister I3eauty
    Will you be able to be on Gaia some part of March 31st or April 1st: Every day
    Charity Established: February 13th
    How long have you owned/co-owned the charity:
    Charity Goal: My goal is to give help people with their quest.
    Approximate number of peopled helped by charity: 0
    Approximate amount donated through charity: 0
    Other things you want to tell me: I'm hoping to get 10m gold before opening my charity but I don't know if I should do that. I don't
    Img urls for charity banners or other images competitors can advertise with: Nope :/
    A descriptive statement about your charity: Lost about this?


    Charity Name: Chicken Dice Charity v2.0
    Thread link: http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/charity-quests/chicken-dice-charity-v2-0-v-day-event/t.88493839_1/
    Charity Owner(s): User name(s). lilolollo
    Charity Mule: None.
    Where you want gold sent during the contest: lilolollo
    Will you be able to be on Gaia some part of March 31st or April 1st: Which day(s). Quantity of time anticipated. Uhh yes, I can be there! I'll try to be online as much as possible.
    Charity Established: Well, the new version was created on the 17th of october, 2013. It officially opened on Dec 22nd.
    But the old version has been around for over 2 years. It started on May 5th, 2011, and closed on Sep 24th 2013. (The reason it closed down for a while is because I wanted to completely renew the charity, hence the v2.0)
    How long have you owned/co-owned the charity: Since forever.
    Charity Goal: The main goal for me is to create a nice place for anyone to hang out, and let everyone have fun together with events I create. Of course, with the events, games and giveaways there's also a lot of items/money to be given away, to help people with their quests.
    Approximate number of peopled helped by charity: About 20 or so (v2.0)? Lots of people come and leave during the events.
    Approximate amount donated through charity: Hmm, previous event I've given away over 12 million, current event has cost me about the same amount. Then there's the gifts in-between.. I don't know, I don't really keep track of how much I give away >.<
    Other things you want to tell me: Uhm.
    Img urls for charity banners or other images competitors can advertise with: User Image
    [url=http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/charity-quests/chicken-dice-charity-v2-0/t.88493839/][img]http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb350/lilolollo/dToRcvx_zps04eb62a2.png[/img][/url]

    A descriptive statement about your charity: Chicken Dice welcomes anyone (as long as they follow the rules). We have some awesome people around, who love to chat and help out others as well. I'm super proud of how my charity became, thanks to them biggrin
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    6,000k - 3/23/14 - ptsluvsnfl + Malicious Ink
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    Team Haiku Contest - 3/2/14 - Write a single line of a haiku. The three people that formulate the best haiku split the prize.
    Story Contest - 3/3/14 - Collective story writing one line at a time. The person who writes the most/best wins.
    Nightmare Avatar Contest - 3/4/14 - Create and describe an avatar based on a nightmare.
    Dream Avatar Contest - 3/5/14 - Create and describe an avatar based on a dream.
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    I knew nothing about GaiaOnline when I joined it except that a roleplaying buddy of mine
    loved it and convinced me to join. I didn't know about playing games, how to earn gold,
    or even which forums were 'safe' to enter. My friend helped me set up a writing shop
    where I sold pieces to bring in a little gold (very little gold in terms of a couple pages
    of writing for 5-10k). It wasn't until many months later while trying to buy something
    for a friend I was pointed to the Exchange as a place where I might be able to buy it
    cheaper. Through the course of a conversation with someone who'd come in to
    'Bump & Good Luck' my very first Exchange thread I learned gold could be made
    through buying and selling things there. Two weeks later the Exchange had become
    my home base. A few months later when my uncelebrated ascension to millionaire
    status happened I closed that writing shop- for good. A couple months after that I sunk
    all my gold into what I thought was a great investment- that deflated over night. Rather
    than get upset or quit I tucked those items away and started what I called my
    Race to Space Challenge and managed to scrape up a million gold from 500g through
    Exchanging in forty-eight days. Even though that doesn't sound terribly impressive
    now many people wanted to know how I managed to pull it off and thus my first guide
    was born. I have kept 500g + 48 Days = 1 Million Gold? open and frequently updated
    for over five years now. In the course of writing it I decided I wanted to have ten
    million in pure all at once, I wanted to buy a Nitemare Scarf, and I wanted to give
    away five million gold. At the time a Nitemare Scarf was conveniently worth about
    five million. So when I had the funds I opened up a thread in the Exchange called
    Half Nitemare / Half Dream so I could buy my Nitemare Scarf and hold my give-away.

    I had so much fun and made so many friends that I opened a friends chat thread for
    them called Secret Dreamers [Nightmare Believers]. A few months later I opened my
    hoarding guide and item suggestion thread The Solution to a Problem: A Guide to
    Hoarding
    . After four and a half years of being open and frequently updated Solution
    is still, to my knowledge, the only good hoarding guide to exist on Gaia outside of a
    guild. Several months later I joined the Crew of Teh Hoarding Guild. I decided that I
    User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show. would again hold a give-away through the month of March and it was called
    Just Dreams.

    Nothing exceptional happened over the next year except for working in real life and
    earning tons of gold on Gaia. So when March 2011 rolled around I opened up
    The Realization of a Dream. My realization was that I now had enough gold to give
    away a million to a quester whenever it struck my fancy with no financial hardship.
    A few months later I joined and was immediately made a Crew member of
    The Profiteers Guild. Six months after that I was promoted to Vice Captain. And
    once again last march I opened up my fourth march give-away and called it
    Relaunched Dreams / Rewritten Nightmares. A few months later I became the
    Captain of The Profiteers Guild. Last year I held my fifth give-away [In my Dreams
    there are Nightmares}
    . In the time since then crazy stuff happened and I went from
    being worth 300M to being worth billions. I gave away more in the last year alone than
    I had in the five years before that.

    This marks the fifth year and sixth month-long March give-away. This also marks five
    years of friendship with several of the participants of my very first give-away.
    Additionally it marks four, three, two, and a year of friendship with several other
    wonderful people. Here's to having a lot of fun this month and making some new
    friends all over again. I might have been chasing a Nitemare Scarf when I started my
    first give-away but I ended up catching dreams.

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    03/22/14

    Lady Of Verona


    Sung to Old MacDonald had a farm Apologies to whomever ... rofl

    Gaia Online started a site, E-I-E-I-O,
    And on that site, they raised cash cows, E-I-E-I-O,
    With a $$ here and a $$ there
    Here a $, there an annoucement, everywhere a sale
    Gaia Online has a site, E-I-E-I-O.

    In these fields of gold and cash, E-I-E-I-O
    Watching videos or buying cash; E-I-E-I-O
    With a $$ here and a $$ there
    Here a $, there a sale, everywhere an ad
    Gaia Online has a site, E-I-E-I-O.

    Here we be Gaia’s Cows, E-I-E-I-O
    Where they milk us every day, E-I-E-I-O
    With a $$ here and a $$ there
    Here a $, there a sale, everywhere an ad
    Gaia Online has a site, E-I-E-I-O.

    We be cows of hard earned cash, E-I-E-I-O
    In a charming pixel life, E-I-E-I-O
    With a $$ here and a $$ there
    Here a $, there a sale, everywhere an ad
    Yep, Gaia is quite a site, E-I-E-I-O.




    Tannsi
    What Does The n00b Say?!

    Newbie goes hi, oldbie says why.
    Welcomers act sweet, and helps those peeps.
    CBer goes to spam. ATer shouts match, and the vender goes woot!
    AT’er say match and SF’er just screams, and the MP mispricer goes OW OW OW.
    But there's one sound that no one knows...
    WHAT DOES THE n00b SAY?

    Please-plz-plz-plz-donatetome!
    Give-give-give-give-justgimme!
    I’m-so-po-po-poorering!
    WHAT THE n00b SAY?
    Gold-ga-gold-ga-goldzz
    Gold-ga-gold-ga-goldzz
    Gold-ga-gold-ga-goldzz
    WHAT THE n00b SAY?
    Hate-hate-hate-those!
    Who-do-not-give-me-teh-goldz!
    Hate-hate-hate-those!
    WHAT THE n00b SAY?

    Big ol’ thread, lots of girls, chasing nightmares, and catching dreams.
    Smile wide, read first page, suddenly you’ve got a will.
    Your eyes grow wide, avi’s are beautiful, like an angel in disguise.
    But if you meet a friendly Jace, will you communicate by be-eee-eeeing nice or be-eee-eeeing bad, be-eee-eeeing you?
    How will you speak to that Gai-iiian, Gai-iiian, Gai-iiian ?
    WHAT DOES THE n00b SAY?!

    OH-M-OH-M-OMG!
    I SEE YOU ARE A RICH-EE!
    CAN YOU GIVE ME SOME GOLDZ-EEE!
    WHAT THE n00b SAY?
    I am so-so-so-so poor!
    Oh-so-oh-so-so-so-poor!
    Gimme-gimme-goldz-some-more!
    WHAT DOES THE n00b SAY?
    A-hee-ahee ha-hee!
    I can’t-can’t-can’t read!
    Your give can’t help-can’t help me!
    WHAT THE n00b SAY?

    The secret of the n00b, is no mystery.
    Somewhere deep in the internet, we know they’re hiding.
    Why are they here? Will we ever know?
    Will they always be so annoying
    What do they say?

    “You're my Gaian angel hiding here right now.”
    Why are they around?
    Will we ever know?
    I want to, I want to, I want to know.


    ptsluvsnfl

    Original Song: 'Beauty and the Beast' X3 Original Lyrics Here (but please say you've seen the movie, Jace, or I will cry XD)

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    Started with a scarf, dark as it can be,
    Working towards that end, then you made some friends, unexpectedly.
    Made a little thread, giving it a theme:
    Hanging out all month, having lots of fun,
    Nightmare and a Dream

    Ever writing poems
    Ever winning rice
    Ever hoarding gold, never getting bored
    before the sunrise!

    Started with a scarf, become something more
    Lovely if not strange,
    never done something
    quite like this before!
    Never thought I'd write, never thought I'd sing
    Hanging out all month, having lots of fun
    Nightmare and a Dream

    Hanging out all month, having lots of fun,
    Nightmare and a Dream


    MAXiMiSTA
    "Jace the Cheese"

    Jace the cheese - make me
    Mine says, "Go (to) Gaia"
    Jace the cheese - make me
    Mine says, "One that's Chasing Nightmares"

    This Thread is This Thread, straight Fun
    Need more friends
    Show you all what a Gaian is
    Need more friends

    Big Threads - make my
    Mine says "Go (to) Gaia"
    Jace the cheese - make me
    Message? What is it?

    This Thread is This Thread, straight fun
    Need more friends
    He is Gaian, how are you?

    Jace the cheese - make me
    Mine says "Go (to) Gaia"
    Jace the cheese - make me
    Message? What is it?

    This Thread is This Thread, straight fun
    Need more friends
    He is Gaian, how are you?

    This Thread is This Thread, straight fun
    Need more friends
    Sure you are Gaian, but what am I?
    Need more friends

    He is Gaian, how are you?
    Need more friends
    Sure you are Gaian, but what am I?

    "Catching Dreams"


    From Nirvana Lyrics: "Big Cheese"

    "Big Cheese"

    Big cheese - make me
    Mine says, "Go (to) the office"
    Big cheese - make me
    Mine says, "One that stays"

    Black is black, straight back
    Need more enemies
    Show you all what a man is
    Need more ememies

    Big lies - make my
    Mine says "Go (to) the office"
    Big cheese - make me
    Message? What is it?

    Black is black, straight back
    Need more enemies
    She is glue, how are you?

    Big cheese - make me
    Mine says "Go (to) the office"
    Big cheese - make me
    Message? What is it?

    Black is black, straight back
    Need more enemies
    She is glue, how are you?

    Black is black, straight back
    Need more enemies
    Sure you are, but what am I?
    Need more enemies

    She is glue, how are you?
    Need more enemies
    Sure you are, but what am I?



    03/23/14

    Malicious Ink
    ptsluvsnfl

    Hm, how about a 'dreamer' cosplay contest (if next year's theme continues with the Nightmare and Dream theme). You tektek cosplay a famous 'dreamer', but not say who it is. Best representation/creativity wins?
    A matching contest would be a 'nightmare' cosplay contest where we tektek famous movie monsters/villains.

    A list is made of NPCs, situations, or other prompts. Before we enter the contest, we generate a random number and then use the prompt given for our number to write a story/draw a picture/tektek, etc.

    Any thoughts, guys?


    I like the idea of creating something based off of a prompt. Maybe we could do it as a group contest? Where instead of having lists of prompts, we have people come up with a prompt/story for another person in the group/whoever wants to reply to make an avatar based on. One day doing a good/happy thing and the next doing a more Nightmareish/bad thing.

    A Secondary Idea

    Or maybe we can do a spin on characters? A list of heros/villains is created (or people can do whoever they want) and they make an avatar, but then they don't say who it is... Like to modernize the character. So they make their own Cruella de Vil, using what they can. And then people have to guess. If they do whoever they want, maybe they're required to give a hint from a saying or something in a spoiler so then people can look to be sure? Or just give the answer in a spoiler regardless? So basically, if you see the person and think, "Oh that has to be Cruella" they did it right.



    ptsluvsnfl


    1. So, if I were Jace, next March, one of my contests would be about a dog, because cats are overrated. Find a funny picture of a dog and create a meme over it.

    2. Another thing I would consider doing is to have a closed eyes photo. Kind of build on one another, and make a zoo. The first person can draw a giraffe with their eyes closed. They choose an animal for the next person to draw with their eyes closed. The person who draws the most amusing wins.

    3. Write a sonnet (or song) about a Gaia NPC. One person writes one line, another person writes another line.



    I really like the second idea there!
    Maybe in the ode-to-an-NPC contest, you aren't allowed to discuss what's going on in your line, so the next person has to guess where you were going with it (or maybe even who the song is about?)


    Yasmen42
    I think it would be fun to do some sort of scavenger hunt on gaia. Maybe with taking small screenshots of certain areas of the site and having people try to figure out where it is from, and then give another clue after that one has been solved. Maybe also incorporating some hidden white text in old posts that also give clues.



    FuZzyKittEn

    Idea 1: More tektek contests. They are a lot of fun and they are easy to collect posts for. It also seems like they get the most entries.


    Idea 2: Maybe have people do a small thing before they are allowed to enter contests. I think you have done this in previous years, but I do not remember if it really had an effect on anything.




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    03/25/14

    Yasmen42

    Entry #1

    So, it's lunch time, and you're hungry. Oh right, how about a sandwich? Yeah, some of that delicious deli meat between two thick slabs of rye bread. Well let me tell you about rye bread. No, let me tell you about rye. In fact, let me tell you more about rye than you ever cared to know
    A rye kernel contains large amounts of important dietary fibre components combined with other bioactive compounds, which have numerous positive functions for our health and well-being. Rye contains both soluble and insoluble dietary fibre. The main dietary fibre component in rye is the partly soluble arabinoxylan.

    In bread making, the cell wall polysaccharides in rye have a profound effect on the rheological properties of dough and bread.

    The macronutrients in rye are the same as in other cereals: starch, dietary fibre, and protein. Rye generally contains less starch and crude protein than wheat, but more free sugars and dietary fibre. Of the free sugars, sucrose and fructo-oligosaccharides dominate.

    The comparison between the chemical compositions of rye, wheat and oat grains are shown in the table below. All of these cereals are presented with an extraction rate of 100, which is comparable to whole grain or whole grain flour. The composition of wheat is also presented with an extraction rate of 66, which corresponds to white wheat flour. In Finland and Denmark, rye flour generally means whole grain rye with an extraction rate of 100 or close to it. In Sweden and Norway the most commonly used rye flour has an extraction rate of 80 or close to it.

    (Åman et al. 1997, Clydesdale 1994, Lasztity 1998, Härkönen et al. 1997, Nilson et al. 1997a,b, Welch 1995, Andersson et al. 1993, Vollendorff and Marlet 1991 and Hansen et al. 2004)
    The number after the name of the cereal indicates the extraction rate.
    Extraction rate is the proportion of flour derived from a known quantity of grain.
    Extraction rate 100 = whole grain flour.
    Extraction rate 66 = 66% of grain is milled in this flour.
    Due to differences in analyzing methods the values are not totally comparable.


    There are two types of dietary fibre, soluble and insoluble. Water-insoluble dietary fibre includes e.g. cellulose, and lignin, whereas xylans and b-glucan are partly insoluble, partly soluble. Soluble fibre, such as arabinoxylan and b-glucan, forms a viscous gel already at very low concentrations (0.5-2%). Rye contains more arabinoxylan and mixed-linked b-glucan than wheat, but similar amounts of cellulose and lignin.

    Oats are widely known for their high b-glucan content. b-glucan has been shown to have a positive effect in reducing the risk of coronary heart disease. Whole-grain rye contains remarkable amounts of soluble arabinoxylan, which seems to have positive health effects similar to the b-glucan in oats.

    The dietary fibre content of typical rye bread is about three times higher than that of white wheat bread. The reason for this is that rye bread is usually made of whole grain rye flour, while white wheat bread is typically made of wheat flour, where the outer layers of wheat grain have been eliminated during the milling process. However, even at the same extraction rate, rye flour would have a higher fibre content than wheat flour.

    The outer layer of the endosperm, the aleurone layer, is rich in proteins, minerals and vitamins, especially B-vitamins. Rye is an especially good source of several minerals, e.g. manganese, iron, copper, zinc, selenium, magnesium and fluoride. The aleurone layer, i.e. the part of the grain very close to the surface, is difficult to separate from the bran (Clydesdale 1994, Åman et al. 1997).
    Rye grains are also a good source of non-nutrient diphenolic lignans. It was long assumed that matairesinol (MAT) and secoisoresinol (SECO) are the main plant lignans. Recently new lignans, pinoresinol (PIN), medioresinol (MED), syringaresinol (SYR), lariciresinol (LAR) and isolariciresinol (ISOLAR) have been found in rye comprising over 90% of total lignan content of rye (Heinonen et al. 2001, Peñalvo et al. 2005). Lignans have been shown to be concentrated in the outer layers of the kernel (Nilsson et al. 1997 a,b; Liukkonen et al. 2003). Most abundant lignans in whole grain rye are SYR (973 µg/100 g), PIN (381 µg/100 g), LAR (324 µg/100 g) and MED (148 µg/100 g) (Peñalvo et al. 2005). The SECO and MAT are the minor lignans (38 µg/100 g and 27 µg/100 g respectively) (Peñalvo et al. 2005).

    In the gut, the intestinal microflora converts the plant lignans into their mammalian derivatives, enterodiol and enterolactone, which may have a number of biological properties significant to human health. Of the new lignans all, except isolariciresinol, are converted to enterolactone and enterodiol (Heinonen et al. 2001). Rye grains also contain polyphenols, e.g. tannin (antioxidant which inhibits the activation of chemicals to mutagenic and carcinogenic derivatives and hastens chyme passage), phytic acid and vitamins and minerals (Adlercreutz and Mazur 1997). Ferulic acid is the major phenolic acid in rye, contributing to the antioxidative effects of rye (Andreasen et al. 2000, 2001). Alkylresorcinols are phenolic lipids that occur in rye at concentrations of 30-150 mg/100 g dry matter (Ross et al. 2003).






    Malicious Ink

    #1: A Giant Waste of Money iStyle

    Would you like to complete your stereotypical white girl look? Or maybe you just want to be hip with the kids and continuously send terrible autocorrections to the wrong person! Or really just no longer have any real choices in cellphones and don’t want to get the How the Hell am I Supposed to Carry THAT Around 5… Well you’re in luck! We have just the product for you! The iCost-Way-Too-Much-And-Stop-Functioning-After-Updating 6 is now available! Complete with absolutely not enough space to really have what you want on there, update notifications that won’t go away until you cave in and just get them, a screen that breaks if you look at it wrong, bugs, bugs, and you guessed it more bugs! And our personal favorite: a battery life that makes Rudolph Valentino and Jean Acker’s 6 hour wedding seem long! Available in white. No seriously. Just white. Because everyone will buy our limited supply of black up before this commercial even airs… You’ll buy it because it’s either your only choice or you’re bratty twelve year old won’t stop screaming and you don’t want to go to jail for homicide! And it’s at the low cost of $399 for 8GB, which means you’ll delete your apps left and right just to make room for things like Beyonce’s new album composed entirely of HD videos lasting an hour each! Not even the Bible is safe! And be sure to add the $10 monthly insurance fee to your already high bill thanks to that mandatory data plan, even though we all use Wi-Fi… Why do you need the insurance? It will break! We guarantee it! Because either you'll throw it after you've ducking had enough of this shut or your kid will shower with it...or throw it when her bf<3foreverandalways breaks her shallow little heart! And you won’t get your money back! Just a crappy, model down version of your phone and enough whining from your kid to make you contemplate just driving into a tree! OH! And don’t forget! We’ve changed the chargers, so you’ll now need to buy all new products such as the iDon’t-Have-A-Loud-Enough-Speaker or the i-Paid-For-This-So-I’m-Not-Listening-to-The-Radio!

    #2: We’re All in League to Make You Buy More Acne Cream

    Got acne? Well take a seat and let me tell you there’s something you can do about it! Make it worse! With Clear-As-a-Baby’s-Buttock facial cream you’ll be sure to make sure you’re face looks like absolute crap! (Seriously, that’s why we use Baby’s Buttock in our name…because those aren’t really clean most of the time. Have you seen how much a baby poops?) Just buy our product and apply it every night to strip your skin of any moisture and burn up those pores. Want to forever be known as pizza-face? Well, this is the product for you! Because acne cream doesn’t work! It just causes your skin to get even more irritated and you to switch from our five dollar product to our forty dollar one. And just so you know, our company has a bunch of different names so we can sell you different products that don’t actually work or only work enough that you’ll think they cleared up your acne until you got stressed and it flared up again, when in reality they really just caused it to keep coming back a few days later because you were using the in between break-outs daily scrub (AKA Pizza-Face Inducing Scrub)! –Can I breathe now?— Because we want you to forever be a slave to our b.s. product! Even when you’re too old for acne! We guarantee you won’t realize it’s not because you were drawn the short stick in life because you’re stupid enough to buy our product in the first place!

    #3: Why Yes, You Did Pay $2.50 per Bottle of Water

    Are you too lazy to turn your sink on and hold a cup underneath the tap? Or are you just too picky to drink your city’s water? Well fear not! We have the product for you! Bottled water! Because instead of saving money in the long run and buying a filter, you seem to want to have to constantly go to the store and buy these awfully heavy 24 packs of water…which you’re then going to make the cashier lift instead of just letting them scan with the gun. Because you want to destroy the planet’s ecosystem with massive amounts of plastic that you are too lazy to recycle, we have stayed in business. We’ve even pretend that most of you care about the world and made smaller caps that will cause you to puncture a hole in our now flimsy plastic bottles, which is also a part of our efforts to appease the relatively few people who care about the world and our ultimate demise… Also, so they don’t chain themselves to our front doors and not let our workers in while demanding a change… And here’s the funny part! The water you’re drinking isn’t from a special stream or imported! It’s from the tap in Mexico, where we make our bottles. We just filter it…with those same filters you’re refusing to buy! We just have an industrial size one. So, please, continue to waste your money and destroy the environment…because we want your money and it’s too easy to sell to idiots like you.



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    ptsluvsnfl
    If Advertisements Were Honest

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    Our workers**** lovingly craft each pie with all of their love. They each care so much about your personal satisfaction that they took this smiling photo together*****!

    So what are you waiting for? It’s not like you can afford anything else! Indulge yourself with the mouth-venture of a lifetime!


    *Taste of real apples is guaranteed.
    **Natural means it’s not plastic, right?
    ***We used mostly white-to-brown sugar ratio in order to insure lightness.
    ****We like to refer to our employees from the orphanage as ‘friends’.
    *****Just look at how much they care! Please appreciate our photo; it took three hours in the talent agency to find those people!




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    Title: She's Got a Chip on Her Shoulder

    Stacie lived on the streets with her friend, Poj, winning illegal fights for a living. That is, until she was recruited by a mysterious organization of... spies? Crimefighters? Assassins? She's not sure as she's done all of those things while under them, and she doesn't care either way. Stacie is most at home dressed like a bit of a punk, but once in a while, she finds herself on a spy job and ends up looking quite classy as well.



    Purple Workjeans
    Neutral Starter Boots
    Leather Collar with Cross
    Laceback Jacket
    Teal And Sea Green Reversible Hair Pins (2)
    GBI Earpiece
    G-Rave Belt
    Price: 4781

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    Title: Femme Fatal Fail

    Stacie, under her code name, 'Bengal', often infiltrates high-society parties. It takes quite a bit of makeup to convince others that she is just another pretty face (taking punches for a living hasn't done her any favors), and her false identities are usually athletes in order to explain her toned arms (they do look a bit awkward in thinly-strapped dresses). Bengal's favorite color is purple, if you haven't noticed, and she usually has on one or two purple accessories if not the clothing.

    Beat Slim Orchid Shoes
    Macy's TEEZE ME One shoulder dress
    Vintage Black Silk Scarf
    Black Gloves
    Neutral Glitzy Starter Headband
    Purple Bar Earrings
    Men's Wearhouse Bow Clutch Purse
    Price: 3,805

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    Title: The Magical Bum (idk, okay? XD)

    Poj is a pleasant guy who just appeared on the streets one day and started helping people out. No one is sure where he came from, but his healing powers made him a welcome addition to the neighborhood. The (fake) gold watch was a present from Stacie; he saved her life once,
    and they've been inseparable since. Poj's strangely upbeat personality contrasts Stacie's grim demeanor perfectly. Despite this, they can at least agree on one thing: their chain smoking habit is bad and they should probably stop... someday... eventually.


    Cool Starter Surfer Guy Shorts
    Orange Vacation Shirt
    Gold Starman Earring
    Mami Feet
    Cig (Lip)
    Neutral Starter Skater Girl Beanie
    What the Fluff Participation Shirt
    Gold Wrist Watch
    Price: 2,710



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    03/27/14

    Yasmen42

    Emotional Gamut

    This item is an animated face mod that includes a smile, frown, smirk, pout, and sticking a tongue out. It will be shaded such that it works on all human bases.



    Phanna

    *n** *snip* *clip*
    Ever look at an article of clothing and just say to yourself "man, I really love these sleeves, but hate the top it's attached to" or "how I wish this was a skirt instead of a dress". Well wish no more my friend. With *n** *snip* *clip*, all of your clothing modifications are covered.

    1."Done with Sleeves" pose: Removes the sleeves off shirts, coats, and dresses without needing to wear a bolero.
    2."Corset Sculpture" pose: Makes any standard or dress top into a bust enhancing corset
    3."Topless Sleeves" pose: Removes the top of any shirt, coat and dress while leaving the sleeves intact.
    4."Pantsuit De-suit" pose: Removes the top and sleeves of any dress or full body pantsuit, leaving only the skirt or pants.
    5."Pantsuit Re-suit" pose: Turns a long and flowing dress into a sleek, curve hugging pair of pants.
    6."Who says Mullets are Un-stylish" pose: Removes the bottom front portion of dresses, leaving the back long and flowing.
    7."Open Toed" pose: Removes the very front part of shoes, exposing your toes and making your footwear perfect for summer weather.

    With *n** *snip* *clip*, your wardrobe will never be boring again!



    Tannsi
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    So, it's pretty obvious that I like flowers. I mean, my username is a flower (well, tansy, but that was already taken blah) and a lot of my avatars have some kind of flower. Sooo, an item I would create if I had a golden ticket would be a large droopy flower as an umbrella or parasol. I would have the stalk coming from the bottom of the avi, near the feet, and it'd be completely hands free. Sunflower, daisy, tulip, rose, any kind of droopy flower would be ideal. smile



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    Title: The Unluckiest Man on Earth

    Tagline: This guy just can't get a break!

    1st Pose: The Unluckiest Man on Earth
    2nd Pose: Lightning Strikes Twice
    3rd Pose: Broken Knee (right or left option)
    4th Pose: House on Fire (background)
    5th Pose: Shocked Skeleton (skin and wig; wig color depends on avatar's natural hair color)
    6th Pose: Crutches (right or left leg option)

    (Lol, yes, I know the arrow-to-the-knee meme is old. XD)


    Second entry: my tribute to the awful fanfictions out there that make characters go out-of-character to satisfy their awful, sexy whims.
    I don't really like either of these ideas all that much (though the Shameless Self Insert would be kind of cool, albiet, easy to exploit, and we don't have any two-crutched items), but I picked a theme for each and just went with it. XD

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    Ur OTP

    Why put your character crush through one deluded fangirl's fantasy when you can put him through them all?

    1st Pose: Ur OTP (skin tight leather pants & shoes)
    2nd Pose: Hurt/Comfort: Pain! (arms and shirt)
    3rd Pose: Mind-Controlled (soulless eyes and wisps of magic)
    4th Pose: Fluff Fic: Day at the Amusement Park (Background)
    5th Pose: Slash Physique (giant hands and huge chin and lips)
    6th Pose: Shameless Self Insert (speech bubble. You can change the text in it; Gaiastaff will work really hard to make sure vulgar words can't go there because I say so XD)

    I think I just referenced YGOTAS, Fanfiction.net, Tv Tropes, & Yaoi Hands all in one item. XD
    (Pose 2 wasn't meant to turn out so kinky, but who am I kidding? That's really half the point of a Hurt/Comfort fic. XD)



    03/28/14

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    My first thought with the new bases was obviously moogles (I mean, how can we not!) So I did my best to make one. The flower next to the hat is supposed to be the bon-bon, folded down because of the hat. Since moogles in some games wear clothes (Stiltzkin from Crystal Chronicles comes to mind), I dressed mine up as a hotel worker.



    Yasmen42
    Well this little panda played too much Mario as a kid, so he decided to dress up as Tanuki Mario.
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    Sayurixchan
    Harry Potter Cats!
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    Set includes Harry, Hermione, and Ron with Coco Kitty wands~



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    Animal. ROYGBIV style.



    ptsluvsnfl
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    The wolf licked his lips to savor the last of a most delicious elderly woman. He had worked hard to track this meal down; he’d followed a little girl, swindled her into giving up the old woman’s location, and walked a very long way, -over the river and through the woods, to be exact. However, despite the grandmother’s tastiness, she had been quite frail, and the wolf found his hunger still unsated. He was hungry like the wolf (for that is what he was)!
    As if in answer to his growling belly, there came a light rap on the cottage door. The wolf could smell from there who it was. Why, the little girl had finally arrived! His first thought was to swing the door wide and shout, “Hey Little Red Riding Hood, you sure are look’n good!” and just gobble her up. However, he knew there was also a woodsman nearby, and thought it best to eat the child in the privacy of the (conveniently-vacant) cottage. Yes, he would lure her in with a devious plan, -perhaps involving a disguise!
    Our devilish hero dug through the old woman’s drawers until he found a dress and bloomers that would fit him, as well as a wig, which she possessed for reasons he was too late to ask. After tossing a doily rug over the… leftovers, the wolf placed a final touch, -Granny’s glasses- upon his nose.
    “Come in!” he cooed in a soft voice. He rubbed his paws together and hummed, “food, glorious food!”



    03/29/14


    ptsluvsnfl
    Complicated Idea: Create your own secret language with the small child by substituting numbers for the 26 letters of the alphebet. (a=1, and then it keeps going for every 26 numbers so that 27 is also 1. It helps to make a chart)
    When the child says a sentence, give the child a math problem for each word. The solution to that problem will then be decoded into a jumble of letters. You can either translate that a number like 41 is split into 4 (D) and 1 (A) or it is taken as 41 and becomes 'O', depending on the length of the sentence. Add random vowel sounds where needed and those letters become the new word for the small child's sentence. You may dress the words up with nonsensical punctuation and accent marks.

    Example:
    "I have to go to the bathroom"
    "42+5, 80+12, 33-2 5+8, 60+7, 20-5, 8+8!"
    "47, 92, 31, 13, 67, 15, 16?"
    "Say it right and then maybe I'll listen to you."
    "*sigh* 'D(i)g ib ca ac f(o)g o af! Actually, I don't have to go anymore."

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    (Here are a few real ideas!): Teach the small child pig-latin and speak that way between you two, or add a random prefix or suffix to every word (or few words) ex: "Le'can* I le'go to the le'bathroom?"
    "Canizzle, I goizzle to the bathroomizzle? (fo shizzle?)"
    Replace random words in movie titles with 'chicken' (or another funny word).
    "Gone with the Chicken"!
    "The Chicken in the Willows"
    Illustrate math problems. Like, draw a farmer eating three of his five apples and then draw how many are left.



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    What is this?

    Mix various foods/drinks together.
    feed child/adult Mixture.
    person fed the mixture has to guess ingredients.
    Whomever gets the most right, wins the game.... or one of you just has a weird lunch.

    This game can be as hard or easy as you would like to make it based upon the ingredients you have available and would like to play with.



    Tannsi

    1. Lilypad Math: Take several sheets of paper and write a number on each piece of paper and on a few other sheets, write an addition or subtraction sign. The numbers can be 1-10, or 1-20. Can also be 1-5. Put the sheets of paper face down on the floor in random spots. Draw a number sign on the back of the number sheets, and a heart or symbol on the back of an addition/subtraction page. Pick one number lilypad to start on. Jump or stretch to another lilypad. (Stretching is safer. Jumping helps get out energy) Jump or stretch to a symbol lilypad. Say the numbers you've stretched or jumped to are 3, 5, and you have an addition sign. So, it's 3+5=8. If you get it right, you get eight points.

    Whoever gets the most points wins.

    2. Shape Creations: Cut out a bunch of shapes in several different colors. Make pictures with those shapes. Think tangrams.

    3. Lifesize Boardgame: Take several index-card sized pieces of paper, and put them in a random, path-like pattern. Like a life-size board game. Have a piece of furniture be the end. On random index cards among the way, have good things or bad things. One index card may have you take a short cut. Another index card might have you take 10 steps back. Roll the dice and see what you land on. You can use one or two dice.

    4. Shaving Cream Sensory: Very simple. Shaving cream is a lot of fun. Clean off a table and mess it up again. For structured games, give the children two of several shapes. Like two triangles, two squares, two rectangles, two diamonds, etc., and have them create a picture with those two shapes.

    5. Confetti fun: This can be messy and a pain in the butt but putting a sheet down on the floor can help keep the mess contained. Cut paper strips. About a half inch tall, but 1.5 inches thick. Short fat strips, not tiny confetti strips. Make several strips, and throw them in the air. Pick a fun activity (dancing, jumping) until all the confetti has fallen. Now the fun part? Who can pick up the most confetti?



    03/30/14
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    03/31/14
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    One bonus slot awarded to ptsluvsnfl for best use of exclamation points in the Team Haiku Contest.

    100k from the Nitemare Prize fund used to give the Team Haiku Contest winners an even 200k each.

    Five bonus slots awarded to Phanna for her 'Jace of Spades' edit.

    One bonus slot awarded to Phanna for her participation in the Popularity Contest.

    Three bonus slots awarded to ptsluvsnfl for her participation in the Popularity Contest.

    Twenty-three bonus slots awarded to FuzzyKitten for her participation in the Popularity Contest.

    Fifteen bonus slots awarded to ptsluvsnfl for her doodle of me and the small child.

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